EU

Choose your friends carefully Nigel

April 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Farage must be careful about who he decides to align UKIP with, for it may come back to haunt us in the near future. Over the weekend, Farage gave a speech at the EU election kickoff for the minuscule Arise The Republic party (DLR), which is only polling 1.5% – 2% according to all of the [...]

Poll shows apathy toward the EU

April 16, 2014 // 5 Comments

A YouGov poll has shown that most of the general public are apathetic when it come to the European Union, not knowing exactly what the EU parliament is, when the elections are (84% don’t know), how many countries are in the European Union (80%), which countries they are (only 50% know that [...]
Monday The EU is now to set up its own war crimes court for Kosovo The EU funds a 950 km railway line connecting Poland to the Baltic Bulgarian Justice Minister claims EU funds are being used to fund political propaganda Romania to pay back €4.2 million in agricultural funding to European [...]

Saturday Papers

April 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Economy The Telegraph leads with: “George Osborne warns City to prepare for turmoil over Russia sanctions and interest rate rises.” The City must brace itself for a new wave of market volatility amid looming interest rate rises and the possibility of harsher Russian sanctions, the Chancellor [...]
Sunday The European Commission believes that Bulgaria is changing the rules to avoid EU scrutiny over a gas pipeline Polish PM proposes that the EU pay for 75% of the infrastructural costs to break the dependency on Russian gas Germany is ready to provide military assistance to the three Baltic [...]
Everyone who saw the first round called it for Nigel. Well, everyone outside of the political and media establishment. Perhaps my favourite moment of the whole evening was watching the mainstream media in the “spin room”, who almost unanimously were raising Clegg’s gloved hand in [...]
One of the more fascinating issues to come out of the Farage-Clegg debate, and something which I am sure the Cameron-Miliband-Clegg gang was not expecting, was the detour taken with regard to foreign policy. No doubt, in the minds of the people behind the debate, it was merely to be a dry argument [...]

Weekly EU Round-Up – 29 March 2014

March 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Sunday Front runner to be next President of the Euro Parl proposes the EU go head to head with Russia this time over Moldova Ethnic Albanian leader in Serbia says the Crimean precedent strengthens case for allowing his region to join Kosovo Monday Britons view Russia more positively than the EU [...]

Saturday’s Papers

March 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

EU The Telegraph says that the French refuse to join backers of EU reform (quelle surprise!) France opposes David Cameron’s plan for European Union reform despite the Prime Minister securing the backing of Germany for a “two-speed” Europe, diplomats have said. Downing Street was on Friday [...]
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