Europe

European Leaders Discuss Plan for EU Army
By September 14, 2016 Read More →

European Leaders Discuss Plan for EU Army

European leaders are discussing “far-reaching proposals” to build a pan-European military.

Posted in: Europe, European Union
Germany: Beginning of the End of the Merkel Era?
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

Germany: Beginning of the End of the Merkel Era?

The election in Meck-Pomm was widely seen as a referendum on Merkel’s open-door migration policy.

Posted in: Europe, Germany
Turkey Sets Ultimatum for EU Migrant Deal
By August 2, 2016 Read More →

Turkey Sets Ultimatum for EU Migrant Deal

Although Turkish officials have repeatedly threatened to renege on the March 18 EU-Turkey deal, this is the first time they have set a deadline.

Posted in: Europe, Migration Crisis
Could Italy Bring Down the Euro?
By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Could Italy Bring Down the Euro?

The rise of the eurosceptic Five Star Movement, now the most popular political party in Italy, has potentially far-reaching implications for the European Union.

Posted in: Europe, European Union
Public Support for European Union Plunges
By June 9, 2016 Read More →

Public Support for European Union Plunges

Public opposition to the European Union in growing in all key member states, according to a new survey of voters in ten EU countries.

Posted in: European Union
European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech
By June 3, 2016 Read More →

European Union Declares War on Internet Free Speech

The European Union, in partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, has unveiled a “code of conduct” to combat the spread of “illegal hate speech” online in Europe.

Posted in: European Union
EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Unravels
By May 18, 2016 Read More →

EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Unravels

The EU-Turkey migrant deal, designed to halt the flow of migrants from Turkey to Greece, is falling apart just two months after it was reached. European officials are now looking for a back-up plan.

Posted in: Europe, Migration Crisis
Why Europe Must Not Be Trusted to Disarm Hamas
By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Why Europe Must Not Be Trusted to Disarm Hamas

European leaders are calling for a greater European role in enforcing the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

Spain: Anti-Semitism Alive and Well
By August 1, 2014 Read More →

Spain: Anti-Semitism Alive and Well

Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip is drawing attention, once again, to the persistent scourge of anti-Semitism in Spain.

Why the EU Lacks Resolve on Russia
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Why the EU Lacks Resolve on Russia

European divisions over relations with Russia are being laid bare by the shooting down of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

Posted in: Europe, European Union
Meet the Next President of the European Commission
By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Meet the Next President of the European Commission

Juncker’s appointment as Commission president implies that the European Union will seek to centralize yet more power at the expense of national sovereignty.

Posted in: Europe, European Union
Spain to Deport Pakistani Refugee for Criticizing Islam
By June 6, 2014 Read More →

Spain to Deport Pakistani Refugee for Criticizing Islam

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that a political refugee should be deported because his criticism of Islam is a threat to national security.