Tag: Euroscepticism

#Economy: Eurozone investor morale shrugs off French election fears

#Economy: Eurozone investor morale shrugs off French election fears

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Investor sentiment in the euro zone improved more than expected in April to remain at the highest level in almost 10 years on Monday (10 April), shrugging off risks linked to a closely watched presidential election in France. The Frankfurt-based Sentix research group’s euro zone index rose to 23.9 points, its highest level since August […]

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#Brexit and the joys of starting over

#Brexit and the joys of starting over

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anniversaries are special moments. They can be sombre affairs, such as the first anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks, an occasion made even grimmer by the 22 March tragedy in London. Anniversaries can also be a time for reflection and sober deliberation. The European Union’s celebration of its 60th anniversary on 25 March was just […]

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Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right’s #Wilders

Relief in EU capitals as Dutch PM sees off far-right’s #Wilders

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday (16 March) by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism, writes Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling. The euro EUR= gained as the results of Wednesday’s vote showed a […]

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#Turks ‘detached from reality’: EU’s Donald Tusk

#Turks ‘detached from reality’: EU’s Donald Tusk

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Turkey is “completely detached from reality” in calling the Dutch fascists, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. His remarks come amid a row between Turkey and European nations over campaigning for a Turkish referendum. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Dutch government of being “Nazi remnants”. He was infuriated when a minister was […]

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#Dutch voting in test of European anti-establishment sentiment

#Dutch voting in test of European anti-establishment sentiment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch people voted on Wednesday (15 March( in an election seen as a test of nationalist feeling magnified by a furious row with Turkey in recent days, the first of three polls this year in the European Union where anti-immigrant parties are seeking breakthroughs, writes Philip Blenkinsop. The center-right VVD party of Prime Minister Mark […]

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#Poland says will ‘play rough’ with EU after Tusk vote

#Poland says will ‘play rough’ with EU after Tusk vote

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Poland will start obstructing European Union business and “play a rough game” in Brussels after the bloc angered Warsaw by reappointing Donald Tusk as head of the European Council, the foreign minister said. Tusk, Poland’s former prime minister and a long-standing rival of ruling PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, won a second term as chairman […]

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#Productivity: It’s time the EU named and shamed backsliding members

#Productivity: It’s time the EU named and shamed backsliding members

A few days ago, the European Commission passed up an ideal moment to warn EU citizens against the greatest threat to their prosperity and that of their children. It wasted an opportunity to persuade eurosceptic voters that the EU still has much worth, writes Giles Merritt. The occasion was the first EU Industry Day in […]

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