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Why a Tory/UKIP Merger Would Lose

When a Tory raises their eyes to the horizon everywhere they see the 12 yellow stars of the European Union twinkling in the deep blue firmament. Yes, the modern Conservative Party is dysfunctionally obsessed. It can be distracted enough to bash the poor and fulminate against trade unions, but the abiding obsession is Europe. Show More Summary

A peace project at a time of war

At last Saturday's summit in Brussels the EU's new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that, at heart, the European Union was a "peace project". It is often defended with those words but now it is a "peace project" at a time of war. Show More Summary

Russia investors: In just over 1 year sanctions will start to bite

Russia has a little more than a year of breathing space if western sanctions stop it from selling new sovereign debt, and then the strain on state finances would start to bite, investors say. The European Union is considering barring...Show More Summary

EU Remains 'Hungary' for British Money

If there is one thing the European Union is good at, it is frivolously spending other people's money. Over the last forty years the Eurocrats have made a profession of it. The EU's latest splurge of taxpayer money may be the most reckless distribution of British funds to date. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Alitalia, Etihad Deal Likely To Be Cleared By End-2014 - Source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italian airline Alitalia and Etihad Airways are expected to seek European Union antitrust approval for their deal this month and win clearance by the end of the year after minor concessions, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-WhatsApp Deal | Rick Perry’s ‘Oops’ on Twitter

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. European Union Sends Questionnaire to Rivals Over Facebook Deal With WhatsApp (The Wall Street Journal) European Union antitrust officials have sent a second wave of extremely detailed questions to the competitors and customers of Facebook and messaging service WhatsApp. Show More Summary

FAO Mozambique launches vaccination campaign against ND

FAO Mozambique has launched a vaccination progamme against Newcastle disease as part of a €77 million Programme, funded by the European Union and Government of Mozambique to increase food security and nutrition activities within the country.

SHOCK VIDEO>>> Putin to EU President: I Could “Take Kiev in Two Weeks” if I Want to

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a threat to the European Union saying he could “take Kiev in two weeks” if he wanted to. Two weeks. The IBTimes reported: Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a threat to outgoing European Commission … Continue reading ?

Hollande, Draghi Agree On Threat Of Deflation: Official

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Show More Summary

EU to Tighten Sanctions Against Russia 'Within a Week;' Ukrainian President Urges Action Before 'Point of No Return'

A top European Union leader said Saturday that new sanctions are likely be proposed "within a week" against Russia because of its incursion into Ukraine, whose president has warned that the conflict might turn into a full-scale war if action is not taken soon.

Ukrainian Coast Guard Vessels Attacked as New EU Sanctions for Russia Loom

Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) — Pro-Russian rebels attacked two Ukrainian coast-guard vessels, just hours after European Union governments agreed to impose new sanctions on Russia if the conflict worsens. Fighting in [...] The post Ukrainian Coast Guard Vessels Attacked as New EU Sanctions for Russia Loom appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Exposed: British EU Influence in Decline as It Fails to Block 84 Percent of Legislation it Opposes

Despite being one of the largest net contributors to the European Union, Britain has no say in how EU money is spent, with new research showing 84 percent of all motions in the European Parliament opposed by Britain went on to become European Law. Show More Summary

Twenty Years On, Schaeuble Pleads Again For Core Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble renewed a call for a core group of European Union countries to move ahead faster with economic and political integration, 20 years after his ground-breaking proposal fell on deaf ears in key partner France. Show More Summary

Grappling with history, EU tests unity, new faces

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meeting in Brussels this weekend, amid world war anniversaries, did not want for reminders of the continental conflicts that the bloc's founders meant to consign to history. Show More Summary

Mogherini must win over doubters as EU foreign policy chief

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Federica Mogherini must show she has the experience and clout to succeed as the European Union's new foreign policy chief, just as her predecessor had to overcome a reputation as a diplomatic lightweight. Show More Summary

Back to work

UNUSUALLY for a European Union summit, this one was supposed to wrap up early. "We're hoping to be done by nine o'clock," said one British official cheerfully, as proceedings kicked off yesterday evening in Brussels. But it was closer to 1.00am by the time the club's 28 leaders clambered wearily into their limousines. Show More Summary

“Roger” Comments on Leaving the European Union

Transferred from Comments to main posting. SIG by “Roger” I have long been sceptical of UKIP’s commitment to a referendum. Suppose the Conservative Party scrapes its way back into office in 2015, gives us a referendum in 2017, and the … Continue reading ?

More Mindless Sanctions? Merkel a Liar or a Fool?

As the tide in the Ukraine civil war turns, the EU threatens Russia with more mindless sanctions.Bloomberg reports EU Vows More Russia Sanctions If War in Ukraine Worsens. European Union leaders agreed to impose tougher sanctions onShow More Summary

EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague

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By Alastair Macdonald and Andreas Rinke BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. Show More Summary

European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014

The 14th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships (U8-U18) are set to take place on 12-17th November at the Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia.The organizers of the Championship are the European Chess Union and Estonian Chess Federation.Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Show More Summary

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