Is the outcome of last weekend's European Parliament elections a surprise? More than 400 million voters in 28 countries of the EU went to the polls to elect their new representatives, and on Sunday night we saw a trailer of what is coming soon for Europe. Now in France, Italy and across parts of central and Eastern Europe, nationalists, anti-establishment parties, including far-right, far-left populists and the Greens, cemented their hold over the voting in the European Parliament. The center-right and center-left wings of the member states are trying to console themselves saying that the result is not as dominant as the their opponents hoped; however, one would have to be blind to not see where the continent is heading now, as the EU is becoming increasingly fragmented. Even though the elected 751-seat parliament is not the top decision body, the new pattern will certainly influence certain internal policies of the union where the fear of a possibility of a collapse already began … [Read more...] about European Parliament elections: Game of Thrones in the EU
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Business By Andrew Walker BBC World Service economics correspondent 29 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47746141 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Financial markets in Turkey have been volatile in the run-up to local elections … [Read more...] about Why is Turkey fighting the markets?
Doncaster resident Leon French has written this powerful letter about the Brexit saga. In 2016 I took the decision to take a leap of faith. I voted to leave the EU. Now we come hurtling towards a No Deal Brexit I did not vote for, it’s clear to me it was the wrong decision. I felt that Britain needed to leave the EU to reclaim some apparent lost sovereignty. I wanted the UK to be able to strike new trade deals across the world, while working closely with our European friends and allies.I bought into the idea that by leaving the EU, we would “take back control”. Now I find myself thinking, “take back control of what?” I certainly don’t feel any more in control than I did before 2016. Actually, I feel that the UK has lost control of the situation.People will blame Parliament. People will blame the Government. People will blame campaigners such as the Peoples Vote campaign for “undermining” Brexit, the people who have … [Read more...] about Why I have changed my mind on Brexit after voting to leave the EU
Barçın Yinanç - [email protected] The current standstill in Turkey’s EU accession process will continue in the short term as it suits both sides, according to a scholar. In the medium term, however, debates will intensify for a new model, Professor Sinem Akgül Açıkmeşe has said. “Informal debates are already continuing for different scenarios on Turkish-EU relations,” Açıkmeşe, from Istanbul’s Kadir Has University, recently told the Daily News The European Parliament’s decision last week was followed by two high-level meetings between Turkey and the EU. How do you define the current situation in relations? They are at a standstill. That’s also how the EU defines it too. There is a stalemate; accession talks are not moving forward. The EU has been criticizing Turkey for moving away from the democratic reform process. We cannot draw a positive picture of the accession process. Otherwise there is … [Read more...] about Debate on a new model in Turkish-EU ties to intensify: Expert