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#BorisJohnson in #Brussels — visibly invisible

#BorisJohnson in #Brussels — visibly invisible

Boris Johnson’s ubiquity these days can be tiresome. But as a newspaper hack in Brussels he preferred to keep a low profile. Jim Gibbons recounts the many faces of the man who could be the UK’s next prime minister. Many people say there are two Boris Johnsons: the bumbling everyman so beloved of his fans […]

| July 22, 2019

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#ECFR – Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to #EUForeignPolicy

#ECFR – Prominent Europeans call for change in approach to #EUForeignPolicy

Now that Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) has been appointed European Commission President, European governments must turn their focus on how Europe can stand up for itself and its citizens. As the world descends into geopolitical competition, Europeans are in danger of becoming hapless playthings in a tussle for pre-eminence between China, Russia, and the […]

| July 22, 2019
#Israel – Commission condemns demolition of Palestinian homes in Sur Baher

#Israel – Commission condemns demolition of Palestinian homes in Sur Baher

The EU’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiation, Maja Kocijancic issued a statement following the illegal destruction of Palestinian homes in Sur Baher.  “Israeli authorities have proceeded with the demolition of 10 Palestinian buildings, containing some 70 apartments, in Wadi al Hummus, part of Sur Baher neighbourhood in occupied […]

| July 22, 2019
UK minister quits before Johnson becomes PM, decries ‘dark cloud’ of #Brexit

UK minister quits before Johnson becomes PM, decries ‘dark cloud’ of #Brexit

A minister and longstanding critic of Boris Johnson quit on Monday (22 July), the latest resignation before the presumed new prime minister takes office with a “do or die” pledge to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal, write William James and Elizabeth Piper. The resignation of Alan Duncan, a junior […]

| July 22, 2019
#BorisJohnson in #Brussels — visibly invisible

#BorisJohnson in #Brussels — visibly invisible

Boris Johnson’s ubiquity these days can be tiresome. But as a newspaper hack in Brussels he preferred to keep a low profile. Jim Gibbons recounts the many faces of the man who could be the UK’s next prime minister. Many people say there are two Boris Johnsons: the bumbling everyman so beloved of his fans […]

| July 22, 2019
#Greece PM says #2020Budget will respect fiscal targets

#Greece PM says #2020Budget will respect fiscal targets

Greece will submit a 2020 budget later this year that will fully respect the fiscal targets agreed with its lenders, newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (pictured) said on Saturday (20 July), write Angeliki Koutantou and Michele Kambas. Outlining his main policies after a landslide victory in a July 7 election, Mitsotakis told Greek lawmakers […]

| July 22, 2019
Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

Police launch investigation as #Wildfire sweeps central Portugal

More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday (21 July), after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 people injured and prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village, write Catarina Demony in Lisbon and Miguel Pereira and Rafael Marchante in Vila de Rei. In a statement released on […]

| July 22, 2019
Britain’s new PM must focus on getting small firms ready for no deal – #Brexit minister

Britain’s new PM must focus on getting small firms ready for no deal – #Brexit minister

Britain’s new prime minister will have to work to help smaller companies prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay (pictured) said on Sunday (21 July), describing the sector’s preparations as less advanced, writes Elizabeth Piper. “There is a difference between the preparation of many large firms and the current position of many […]

| July 22, 2019
European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

European Union presents its progress towards #SustainableDevelopment

At the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a shared global road map for a peaceful and prosperous world, with human well-being on a healthy planet at its core. A dedicated event […]

| July 22, 2019
First quarter of 2019 – Seasonally adjusted government deficit decreased to 0.5% of GDP in eurozone and down to 0.6% of GDP in EU-28

First quarter of 2019 – Seasonally adjusted government deficit decreased to 0.5% of GDP in eurozone and down to 0.6% of GDP in EU-28

In the first quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.5% in the eurozone (EA-19), a decrease compared with 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018. In the EU-28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.6%, a decrease compared with 1.0% in the previous quarter. These data are […]

| July 22, 2019
Sink-or-swim showdown beckons for fractious coalition in #Italy

Sink-or-swim showdown beckons for fractious coalition in #Italy

Italy’s fractious coalition partners are gearing up for a showdown this week that is likely to determine if the government will collapse, triggering autumn elections, or survive to the end of the year, writes Crispian Balmer. The far-right League and anti-system 5-Star Movement have been at each other’s throats for months, but tensions have risen […]

| July 22, 2019
Britain should stop talking about no-deal #Brexit, says minister Ellwood

Britain should stop talking about no-deal #Brexit, says minister Ellwood

British Junior Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood (pictured) on Sunday (21 July) told other politicians, including those hoping to become the country’s new prime minister, to stop talking about a no-deal Brexit, saying that option did not offer a solution, writes Elizabeth Piper. Ellwood would not say if he would resign his position if Boris Johnson, […]

| July 22, 2019

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