Europe Resolve on Iran Deal Weakening, Israel Says

Europe Resolve on Iran Deal Weakening, Israel Says

Aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu say they believe he has made progress in persuading Western powers that they need to do more to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East and contain Tehran’s military ambitions in the region. His trip to Western Europe comes amid some objections to the U.S. decision to pull […]

The European Spring's continuing Open Call to Europe's progressive forces

The European Spring's continuing Open Call to Europe's progressive forces

EUROPEAN SPRING was created to be a force of unity across Europe between progressives facing the historic duty to oppose, simultaneously, the regressive establishment and the xenophobic nationalists rising high due to the establishment’s failed, austerity policies. EUROPEAN SPRING believes that for unity to be possible and effective, it must be centred on common actions […]

Rome's battle with Europe will show if Italy is too big to fail, strategist says

Rome's battle with Europe will show if Italy is too big to fail, strategist says

Franco Origlia/Getty Images Giuseppe Conte delivers a declaration after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of consultations for a new government at the Quirinale Palace on May 23, 2018 in Rome, Italy. There’s a standoff emerging between the European Union and the new Italian government, one which will ultimately answer the question […]

Why Europe is pivotal player for China in a three-way trade puzzle

Why Europe is pivotal player for China in a three-way trade puzzle

China should collaborate on multiple fronts to work through a three-way stand-off over trade between Beijing, Brussels and Washington, observers and diplomats have said. The need for a strategic balancing act has gained fresh urgency with Beijing and the European Union (EU) to hold high-level economic talks on June 25, according to a European source, […]

Europe markets higher as trade developments linger, WH Smith up 4%

Europe markets higher as trade developments linger, WH Smith up 4%

Overall market sentiment was influenced by politics. New Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte presented the coalition’s plans to crackdown on immigration and up welfare spending while cutting taxes on Tuesday. The yield on 10-year Italian paper traded 12 basis points higher shortly after the market open at 2.86 percent — showing investors are wary about […]

Even where gay marriage is banned in Europe, same-sex spouses have right to residency, court rules

Even where gay marriage is banned in Europe, same-sex spouses have right to residency, court rules

Clai Hamilton, left, and Adrian Coman, an American-Romanian gay couple who were married in Belgium, are shown in Bucharest, Romania, on July 22, 2016. (Vadim Ghirda/AP) In 2010, Adrian Coman, a Romanian, and Clai Hamilton, an American, married in Brussels. Then, in 2012, Coman’s contract with the European Parliament ended. The couple were considering moving to Coman’s home […]

Ireland still one of the most Christian states in Europe

Ireland still one of the most Christian states in Europe

Ireland remains one of the most Christian countries in western Europe, though church attenders are outnumbered by non-practising believers, according to a new survey. Four out of five Irish people identify as Christian, the highest figure across the continent apart from Portugal. One in three of us attends church, just behind Portugal (35 per cent) […]

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