Europe to Launch Joint Military Intervention Force Because It Can't Count on NATO

Europe to Launch Joint Military Intervention Force Because It Can't Count on NATO

At least nine members of the European Union have agreed to launch a joint military intervention force in Europe.   The effort, known as the European Intervention Initiative, is led by French President Emmanuel Macron and supported by Germany, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain and Portugal. The intervention force will operate outside of the general structures of […]

The nuclear bunker in 'Europe's North Korea'

The nuclear bunker in 'Europe's North Korea'

From the road, it was hidden. A long tunnel, carved through the hillside in front, was the only way inside. This was not somewhere you could idly wander – it was the entrance to a military base. The tunnel, nearly twice the length of a football field, is cooler than the air outside. Here and […]

Eurostat: Finland 8th most expensive country in Europe

Consumer goods and services in Finland are the eighth most expensive in Europe, according to figures published by the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat. Image: Hanna Othman / Yle Last year, Finland was the eighth most expensive country in Europe, according to a Eurostat study published by Statistics Finland this week. Price levels varied significantly […]

Car Tariffs? Europe Is Ready to Retaliate as Trade Dispute Grows

Car Tariffs? Europe Is Ready to Retaliate as Trade Dispute Grows

The European Union says it will continue a tit-for-tat escalation in its trade dispute with the U.S. while countering President Donald Trump’s assertion that the U.S. is being treated unfairly by the 28-nation bloc. Jyrki Katainen, the EU commissioner in charge of jobs and growth, told the French newspaper Le Monde in a story posted […]

How Europe's populists are following the Steve Bannon playbook

How Europe's populists are following the Steve Bannon playbook

Bannon, once Donald Trump’s ideological sidekick, has found the perfect partner in Matteo Salvini, Italy’s Interior Minister and leader of the League, one of two parties in the new coalition government in Rome. Salvini is an admirer of Vladimir Putin, prefers social media to mainstream media, trumpets economic nationalism and makes controversial remarks about foreigners […]

Greece leads European stocks higher on bailout green light

Greece leads European stocks higher on bailout green light

Stocks across Europe closed higher Friday, aided by data showing business activity picked up in the eurozone after a slowdown. Also helping sentiment was a eurozone agreement on a debt-relief plan for Greece after the country’s bailout ends, and the energy sector got a lift from a rally for oil prices. How markets are performing […]

Quiz: What causes a third of Europe's flight delays?

Quiz: What causes a third of Europe's flight delays?

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you cannot see the quiz, click here. If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here. Picture credits: Getty Images, Reuters, 20th Century FOX Join the conversation – find us […]

Auto makers, Italian stocks lead European shares lower

Auto makers, Italian stocks lead European shares lower

European stocks fell Thursday, facing their fourth loss in five sessions, with auto shares under pressure and Italian shares flipping down following developments surrounding the country’s coalition government. U.K. stocks erased an earlier gain as the pound rallied after the Bank of England signaled a rate rise could come in August. How markets are performing […]

The One Place Europe's anti-Semitic Far Right Is Confident of Winning the Jewish Vote

The One Place Europe's anti-Semitic Far Right Is Confident of Winning the Jewish Vote

The adversaries of the “open society” are gaining momentum. Support for Europe’s right-wing populist parties, and their response to the challenges caused by the refugee/migrant wave, is rising – and with it, those parties’ self-confidence to push post-war liberal norms to their breaking point. Last week, the German, Austrian and Italian ministers of the interior initiated an “axis” of states aiming at stopping immigration […]

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