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Would the word ‘NATO’ make Vladimir Putin think twice?

Russia, Ukraine, the European Union and the United States will meet in Geneva later today in order to find a solution to the confrontation in eastern Ukraine. There is not… Continue reading The post Would the word ‘NATO’ make Vladimir Putin think twice? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The European Union's 16th Century Predecessor

A few days ago, my friend Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida asked me which cities I would recommend he sees if he gets a chance to visit Poland. He was somewhat surprised that I didn't begin the list with Warsaw or Krakow, which are usually must-see destinations for any visitor to Poland. Show More Summary

Europe Without €: Former EU Commissioner Says "Monetary Union has Failed"

Via Translation from the Italian website L'Anti Diplomatico, former EU Commissioner and and signatory of the Manifesto of European solidarity, Frits Bolkestein proclaims the "Monetary Union has Failed". In his conference "Europe Without...Show More Summary

Lithuania to support farmers affected by ASF

Lithuanian farmers affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) may soon start participation in a program of receiving assistance from the European Union (EU). Local authorities claim that Lithuania developed a scheme of assistance for farmers affected by ASF.

Ukrainian egg producers await opening of the EU market

Ukrainian egg producers are waiting for the opening of the market of the European Union (EU) in May of this year. At this time the European Commission will unilaterally withdraw a number of trade tariffs, including for livestock products.

Nigel Farage faces down ‘Establishment’ plot

The Times reports (£) that Nigel Farage is facing a probe into claims, apparently lodged by a former UKIP official, that nearly £60,000 of ‘missing’ European Union funds have been… Continue reading The post Nigel Farage faces down ‘Establishment’ plot appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Viviane Reding reminds us why we must leave the EU

“What wise men had promised has not happened”, said Lord Melbourne. “What the damned fools predicted has actually come to pass”. And so, too, with Britain’s relations with the European Union. Wise ministers and mandarins have long been promising us a looser euro club. Integration has “reached its zenith”, John Major assured us in 1995. [...]

Nigel Farage 'may sue' after EU expenses allegations

Credits: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Alt Text: Nigel Farage Ukip leader faces investigation into £60,000 of 'missing' European Union funds One-Minute Read Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:41am UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he is considering...Show More Summary

Tuesday Watch

Evening Headlin es Bloomberg: Fragile Europe Economy Weakens U.S. Push for Russia Sanctions. The U.S. readiness to impose new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine is offset by the European Union’s reluctance to introduce stronger measures that could threaten its already fragile economic recovery. Show More Summary

Russian Military Outmatches NATO in Eastern Europe

Russia is probing NATO defenses in Eastern Europe as part of its strategy to recover the satellite countries it lost in the break-up of the Soviet Union. Although NATO was designed around European members shouldering most of their own...Show More Summary

EU beats U.S. to punch on Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys allegations

Have U.S. lawmakers just been upstaged by Europe on a stock market problem that emerged here in America? Interpret it as you will, but the European Union has reacted faster than its U.S. counterparts to the high-frequency trading practices...Show More Summary

It Would Simplify F-35 Acquisition Decisions…

And thanks to Putin, we now have a template to make this happen: Put together, the United States and Canada would be a colossus, with an economy larger than the European Union’s—larger, in fact, than those of China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea combined. We would control more oil, water, arable land and resources than […]

Philip Morris Earnings Preview: Regulatory Headwinds Continue To Challenge Growth

We also expect Philip Morris’ weak performance in the European Union to continue, primarily because of the growing prevalence of illegal trading of cigarettes in the region. Furthermore, the company’s performance in the Eastern Europe,...Show More Summary

EU Agrees to Send More Money to Ukraine as Putin Claims East Ukraine is Asking Him for Help

Ukraine is going to receive a total of $3.23 billion after the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council approved a loan of $1.38 billion and $848 billion financial aid. "[We] welcome the adoption of the EU Commission proposal on autonomous...Show More Summary

Public's Apathy towards Europe Laid Bare in New Poll

The British public know startlingly little about the European Union, despite the country being a member for four decades. A poll by YouGov for the Sun newspaper shows a high level of apathy towards the EU, with over 90 percent of voters unable to name their MEPs. Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen Blames EU for 'New Cold War' with Russia

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's Front National party, has blamed the European Union for starting a new Cold War with Russia that will only serve to hurt all involved. Speaking in support of Russia during an official visit to Moscow,...Show More Summary

The Greek miscalculation

European Union membership has (generally) been a good economic choice

Europe's Ditching Data Retention, So Why Is Australia So Keen?

There has been plenty of technology-related legal activity in the European Union this month. Last week the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that data retention regulations, as they currently stand, are not in accordance with EU...Show More Summary

Subsidising Terror and Graft: Europe should reconsider its funding to the Palestinian Authority, says EU official

Citing graft, corruption indirect support for terror and lack of transparency, European Parliament Budget Committee Chairman Michael Theurer has authored an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal calling on the European Union to reconsider its funding to the Palestinian Authority. Show More Summary

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