Competing visions of Europe are threatening to tear the union apart

Competing visions of Europe are threatening to tear the union apart

On Thursday the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, warned that the future of the EU depended on whether it could find answers to the question of migration. But as difficult as the issue of migration is, it is actually just one element of the hugely complex challenge facing the EU, which is divided along multiple, overlapping […]

Spain's Migrant Wave Grows, Even as Europe's Subsides

Spain's Migrant Wave Grows, Even as Europe's Subsides

MÁLAGA, Spain — Spain’s new Socialist government has waded straight into Europe’s migration crisis — out of both choice and necessity. Shortly after taking office in early June, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won plaudits from aid groups for welcoming to Spain 630 migrants from the Aquarius, a rescue ship that had been turned away by […]

Europe Shifts Toward Tougher Approach on Immigration

Europe Shifts Toward Tougher Approach on Immigration

A stricter approach to illegal migration in the Mediterranean region agreed at a summit on Friday marks a fundamental shift in Europe’s traditionally liberal migrant policy. The move, which drew protests from human-rights campaigners, envisions sending back most asylum seekers who attempt to reach the bloc’s shores in transit zones in North Africa and placing […]

It's Not Just June, Europe Should Expect a Sizzling July

It's Not Just June, Europe Should Expect a Sizzling July

After a sizzling June with heatwaves in the U.K., Scandinavia and northern France, next month is forecast to stay hotter-than-normal with the sunny weather seen boosting solar output and cutting power prices. An area of high pressure centered over northern Europe in June will shift more toward the central region, boosting output from solar panels […]

Guess who helped the rise of Europe's mini-Trumps? Brexit-poisoned Britain

Guess who helped the rise of Europe's mini-Trumps? Brexit-poisoned Britain

The postwar liberal world order risks being torn up before our very eyes. Confronted with Donald Trump and his stupidities, a Russia which is successfully injecting chaos into the west and a China seemingly happy to sit back and await its turn at the top table, the people of Europe have some fundamental decisions to […]

Europe's migration crisis: Could it finish the EU?

Europe's migration crisis: Could it finish the EU?

Image copyright AFP Image caption The splits within the EU have been highlighted by Italy’s refusal to accept migrants carried by NGO rescue boats in the Mediterranean Hardened Eurosceptics might love to think the EU’s in trouble, but as leaders gather in Brussels for their summer summit on Thursday, dedicated Europhiles are also sounding the […]

Harley-Davidson isn't riding off to Europe simply because of the Trump tariffs

Harley-Davidson isn't riding off to Europe simply because of the Trump tariffs

Getty Images President Donald Trump once had plenty of nice things to say about Harley-Davidson, but not anymore. The company said it will build bikes in Europe for the very first time. The war of words between President Trump and Harley-Davidson over its decision to shift some production to Europe conceals a simple […]

Fast Europe Open: UK mortgage approvals, Sweden home sales

Fast Europe Open: UK mortgage approvals, Sweden home sales

Edward White June 26, 2018 Print this page France’s finance minister has cautioned that a landmark Franco-German proposal for a eurozone budget was “non-negotiable” as he urged EU members to refrain from using the reform as a bargaining chip in the bloc’s mounting dispute over migration.  Speaking to the Financial Times days before EU leaders […]

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