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Germany and France to lead post-#Brexit EU in further integration

Germany and France to lead post-#Brexit EU in further integration

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

More EU integration is a “foregone conclusion”, and France and Germany will take the lead on post-Brexit reforms starting this year, the European Union’s second-in-command said, adding that he hoped the East-West split in the bloc would heal, write Gabriela Baczynska and Jan Strupczewski. Britain’s vote to leave the EU plunged the bloc into an existential […]

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#Kazakhstan: A model of inter-ethnic tolerance and social harmony

#Kazakhstan: A model of inter-ethnic tolerance and social harmony

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the continuing turmoil in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, the West is searching for allies and countries of stability to fight violent extremism. Step forward Kazakhstan, a country that has actually been promoting a “dialogue of civilizations” for some years. While it only gained independence in 1991 Kazakhstan inherited a unique system […]

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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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#Brexit: Merkel says May’s offer on expats ‘good start’ but many questions remain

#Brexit: Merkel says May’s offer on expats ‘good start’ but many questions remain

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel described British Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer on the rights of EU citizens after Brexit as “a good start” but said many other issues related to Britain’s departure from the bloc still need to be resolved, write Noah Barkin, Gabriela Baczynska, Alastair Macdonald. “Theresa May made clear to us today that EU […]

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Since #Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

Since #Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Europeans think much better of the EU now than they did a year ago when Britons dealt the Union a heavy blow by voting to leave, a survey showed on Thursday (15 June), writes Alastair Macdonald. Support surged by 18 percentage points in both Germany and France, which just elected europhile centrist Emmanuel Macron as […]

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German interior minister lauds #SecurityTies with US and UK

German interior minister lauds #SecurityTies with US and UK

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Germany’s security ties with the United States are “excellent” and common interests with Britain mean its departure from the European Union should have as little impact as possible on security co-operation, Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (pictured) said, writes Paul Carrel. “I can only say trans-Atlantic co-operation is, especially in the security domain, of paramount significance for […]

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Foreign selling of German debt drying up, creating headache for #ECB

Foreign selling of German debt drying up, creating headache for #ECB

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Foreign holdings of German government bonds have fallen to their lowest since before the financial crisis in 2008, data suggests, a potential headache for the European Central Bank which buys the bulk of assets for its stimulus scheme from among the debt, writes Dhara Ranasinghe. Based on data from the ECB, Eurostat and the International Monetary […]

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