Category: Europe

EU ‘completely baffled’ by UK Brexit positions

May stated that Britain wants to keep the same economic relationship with the EU as before for two years after leaving the bloc. But what happens after that? “On the one hand those who want a relatively hard Brexit are willing to accept that we do have our obligations including to the existing EU budgetary

Immigration an issue in Germany’s refugee haven

Sixty percent of the inhabitants of Offenbach, a town close to Frankfurt, are of foreign origin. The city has been praised as a model for integration, it has a longstanding tradition of receiving political and religious refugees and currently brings together a mosaic of 159 nationalities within its 130,000-strong population. But on the eve of

British PM seeks two-year transition after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday for Britain to stay in the European Union’s single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU while offering concessions as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations. In a speech in a 14th century church in Florence, May spent much of the speech drawing

Immigration an issue in Germany’s refugee haven

Sixty percent of the inhabitants of Offenbach, a town close to Frankfurt, are of foreign origin. The city has been praised as a model for integration, it has a longstanding tradition of receiving political and religious refugees and currently brings together a mosaic of 159 nationalities within its 130,000-strong population. But on the eve of

EU nervous as tensions mount ahead of Catalan independence vote

As Catalonia’s independence referendum crisis deepens, EU officials are staying doggedly tight-lipped even as diplomats privately voice serious concern at a situation some regard as a challenge to fundamental European values. The Catalan government’s plans to hold a vote on October 1 in defiance of court orders ruling it illegal have triggered major protests in

Immigration an issue in Germany’s refugee haven

Sixty percent of the inhabitants of Offenbach, a town close to Frankfurt, are of foreign origin. The city has been praised as a model for integration, it has a longstanding tradition of receiving political and religious refugees and currently brings together a mosaic of 159 nationalities within its 130,000-strong population. But on the eve of

Immigration an issue in Germany’s refugee haven

Sixty percent of the inhabitants of Offenbach, a town close to Frankfurt, are of foreign origin. The city has been praised as a model for integration, it has a longstanding tradition of receiving political and religious refugees and currently brings together a mosaic of 159 nationalities within its 130,000-strong population. But on the eve of