Opinion polling on the referendum since 2013, showing "remain" in green, "leave" in red, and "undecided" in blue (as of 23 June 2016[update]) referendum on EU membership took place on 23 June 2016. Opinion polling for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum was ongoing in the months between the announcement of a referendum and the referendum polling day. Polls on the general principle of Britain's membership of the European Union were carried out for a number of years prior to the referendum. Opinion polls of voters in general tended to show roughly equal proportions in favour of remaining and leaving. Polls of business leaders, scientists, and lawyers showed majorities in favour of remaining. Among non-British citizens in other EU member states, polling suggested that a majority were in favour of the UK remaining in the EU in principle, but that a similarly sized majority believed that if the UK were only able to remain in the EU on renegotiated terms then … [Read more...] about Opinion polling for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 19, ARMENPRESS. Hackers accessed the European Union’s diplomatic communications network for years, downloading cables that reveal concerns about the Trump administration, struggles to deal with Russia and China and the risk of Iran reviving its nuclear program and many other issues, the New York Times reported. More than 1,100 cables were supplied to the Times by security firm Area 1 after it discovered the breach, the newspaper said, adding that Area 1 investigators believed the hackers worked for the China’s People’s Liberation Army. European officials say that information marked as confidential and secret was not affected by the three-year hack, the BBC reported. … [Read more...] about European Union diplomatic communications ‘targeted by hackers’
The European Union transferred a 6.5 million euro grant to the Central Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic on Tuesday to support the social protection sector of the republic. The tranche will be received by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in the coming days, Trend reports referring to kabar.kg. “This is the second payment of 26 million euros allocated by the EU for the budget support program to help the Kyrgyz Government implement reforms in the field of social protection. The first payment of 4.25 million euros was made at the beginning of 2016. The final payment under the program is expected at the end of 2019,” the European Union office in the Kyrgyz Republic reported. The main objective of the support from the European Union is to expand the range and quality of social services, especially for children from risk groups, in the implementation of state policies for the protection of children, as well as ensuring their continuity. In … [Read more...] about European Union allocates 6.5 mln euros to support Kyrgyzstan’s budget
Belarusians have commented on the offensive proposal of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation on “closer integration.” The offensive proposal of the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, about closer integration of Belarus with Russia was perceived by Biaroza district residents as a proposal to “affiliate” Belarus to Russia.Common citizens said no almost unanimously. They do not see Russia as a reliable partner and in general believe that they must live independently, Radio Racyja reports.– Of course not. Strongly against! Nothing else but the European Union. It was time to enter it about 20 years ago, then we would have had a decent life.– Are you kidding me? Of course not. What for? We are a separate state.– I am for an independent Belarus.– We do not agree. We’d better turn to the West.– When our collective farm was a separate unit, it was very good. And after they combined us, our village got completely … [Read more...] about Belarusians To Medvedev: Nothing Else But European Union!
On a BBC Talkback radio discussion this week, various options were examined as to the possible way forward in the current Brexit crisis. As one of the contributors to this discussion, I was asked how I would vote in another referendum if the choices were a return to EU, Theresa May’s agreement or no deal.It is not an easy question, because none of the answers are at all palatable. My choice, of return to the EU, went down badly with people who expected me to give a more unionist, eurosceptic answer.Some people think the PM’s Withdrawal Agreement will give Northern Ireland the best of both worlds, EU and UK, but they tend to be the same people who scoff when politicians like Boris Johnson want to “have their cake and eat it”. I am wary of the idea NI would get the best of both and instead fear it will detach us from the UK.Other unionists might hope another Withdrawal Agreement will emerge, but the chances of the EU agreeing anything notably different between … [Read more...] about A return to the European Union will be grim, but there are no good options