Posts Tagged ‘European Union’

Germany Condemns Trump’s Split With WHO as “Disappointing”, Urges EU To Take A Firmer Stand.

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon May 30, 2020
Germany has spoken out strongly against U.S President Donald Trump’s decision   to sever ties with the World Health Organization, describing the action as “disappointing”. Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn hinted the European Union will take a  stronger interest in the reforming of WHO. This could mean that the US will no longer have the “final […]

EU appoints first ambassador to UK

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 25, 2020
Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida on Friday was appointed as the head of future EU diplomatic mission to the UK after Brexit, slated for Jan. 31.   In a statement, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said Almeida would head the first EU delegation to the U.K. as of the first day of February. In his […]

EU preparing delay to Brexit if the UK Parliament rejects Boris Johnson’s deal

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 18, 2019
There was a great deal of excitement among supporters of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Thursday when European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to reject another delay to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Asked whether he ruled out another extension, Juncker said he saw no need for another “prolongation.” “If we have […]

Delay in first legal challenge to UK’s Brexit plans

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 30, 2019
The first legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament amid the U.K.’s Brexit crisis was delayed in a Scottish court on Friday. The Court of Session in Edinburgh refused to take immediate legal action to prevent Johnson from suspending Parliament for several weeks during part of the period before the […]

‘Brexit begins’ – Britain to withdraw from EU meetings

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 21, 2019
British officials will withdraw from most EU meetings from September, the Brexit secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced. “Brexit begins,” cheered the Daily Express, as it was revealed that Britain will only send diplomats to EU meetings at which the UK has “a significant national interest in the outcome of discussions, such as on security”. Instead, […]

U.S. begs Europe, China for Support as Iran plans military moves with Russia

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 30, 2019
The United States has officially asked Germany to join the United Kingdom and France in a naval coalition designed to secure the strategic waters near the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, which recently signed onto closer military cooperation with Russia. A spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Berlin said that President Donald Trump’s administration […]