Doru Frantescu, director at Votewatch Europe: "If it wasn’t for Brexit the Euroskeptic forces in the next European Parliament would be much bigger. On one hand the eurosceptic are gaining ground on the continental Europe, but on the other hand they are loosing the British. … [Read more...] about European party politics in turmoil before EU elections
The shock of Notre Dame aflame has led to an outpouring of emotion for the historic Parisian landmark. MEPs gathered in Strasbourg paid homage to the shared heritage of Europe. The emotion of seeing the cathedral on fire, and the shared history and culture of the monument. … [Read more...] about Notre Dame of Paris, France, Europe
What changed was the willingness of 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio and League leader Matteo Salvini to shuffle the proposed roster of government ministers amid a financial market scare. They moved an 81-year-old euroskeptic economist vetoed by Italy's president from overseeing the economy ministry to a European affairs Cabinet post. … [Read more...] about Italy gets western Europe’s 1st populist govt on second try
“You can’t walk away from America when America provides your security. And it’s such an essential economic power. There’s still something that’s fundamental and shared at a much deeper level than just any two leaders—and it will outlast them.” … [Read more...] about Will Trump’s Trade War Finally Break America’s Close Relationship With Europe?
A source close to Macron said after his meetings -- including a separate one with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis -- that there "is a will to understand each other, to find a common position, without denying the real differences that persist." … [Read more...] about Macron’s plan to protect France from cheap EU labour riles eastern Europe