‘EU needs renovation’: Lavrov says Europe has ‘lost monopoly’ on regional integration as East rises – RT

‘EU needs renovation’: Lavrov says Europe has ‘lost monopoly’ on regional integration as East rises – RT

Russian foreign minister says European project failing to provide security and prosperity for continent, while EU wastes its energies on confronting Russia to please Washington. “A unified Europe still hasn’t been built,” Sergey Lavrov said in his keynote address at the Munich Security Conference. “Everyday issues – from eradicating terrorism, to providing steady economic growth […]

Trump admin pushes for tougher action on Iran, swipes at Europe – CNN

Trump admin pushes for tougher action on Iran, swipes at Europe – CNN

Trump admin pushes for tougher action on Iran, swipes at Europe  CNN Pence says Iran advocates ‘another Holocaust,’ urges Europe to nix nuclear deal  Haaretz US urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions  FRANCE 24 English Pompeo: US, Europe Can Cooperate on Iran Despite Differences  VOA News America Wants to Talk About Iran, But Europe Doesn’t  Bloomberg View […]

Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul – Spectator.co.uk

Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul – Spectator.co.uk

Two weeks ago Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s vice-premier and Labour Minister and the top politician of the Five Star Movement (M5S), appointed a new commissioner for the UN cultural organisation Unesco. He chose the dog–whistling, bum-slapping sex–comedy actor Lino Banfi, star of How to Seduce Your Teacher, Policewoman on the Porno Squad and other films. […]

As Brexit Deadline Nears, EU Loses Confidence in May – The Wall Street Journal

As Brexit Deadline Nears, EU Loses Confidence in May – The Wall Street Journal

BRUSSELS—As the clock ticks down on the U.K.’s planned departure from the European Union, EU leaders are still waiting for a signal from British Prime Minister Theresa May on the next steps in negotiating a critical divorce deal. In the meantime, they are losing confidence in her capacity to deliver a majority in her own […]

Italy PM calls for fairer Europe, faces EU anger – Reuters

Italy PM calls for fairer Europe, faces EU anger – Reuters

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called on Tuesday for a less austere European Union more in tune with popular demands for economic growth, but he faced a barrage of criticism after his keynote speech in the EU legislature. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the European Parliament during a debate on the […]

Pro-Europe majority must wake up to save the EU, George Soros says – Daily Mail

Pro-Europe majority must wake up to save the EU, George Soros says – Daily Mail

Pro-Europe majority must wake up before the continent sleepwalks into oblivion and the EU vanishes like the USSR, says billionaire financier George Soros George Soros wrote a damning article for business website MarketWatch He slammed the pro-EU majority and said they needed to ‘wake up’ imminently Billionaire Mr Soros has previously been accused of trying […]

European stocks higher ahead of US-China trade talks; Italian banks gain – CNBC

European stocks higher ahead of US-China trade talks; Italian banks gain – CNBC

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.8 percent during mid-afternoon trade, with all sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Banks were the best performers Monday, with Italian lenders taking the lead after reports that their capital positions were higher than the levels required by the European Central Bank. Banco BPM was the biggest […]