Rutte: No “yes” to Johnson’s Brexit plan

Rutte: No “yes” to Johnson’s Brexit plan

The government cannot say “yes” to the new plan by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a brexit. ,, There are many questions to ask. At the most, it provides a basis for talking, ”said Prime Minister Mark Rutte today. He also referred to the EU Brexit negotiator, the Frenchman Michel Barnier. “He is in conversation with the British.” In Johnson’s compromise plan, the backstop, the scheme that ensures that no hard, physical border between Northern Ireland and EU Member State Ireland is created after the Brexit, is deleted. Johnson…

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Tensions rise as Cyprus claims Turkish drilling vessel violates rights

Tensions rise as Cyprus claims Turkish drilling vessel violates rights

Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling intensified on Friday (4 October) when Nicosia said a decision to send a ship to an area it had already licensed was a “severe escalation” of Turkish violations of its sovereign rights. Ankara, defiant of growing European criticism, said the drill ship would launch new operations next week even as a British diplomat said Britain “deplored” any drilling in waters close to the island. Turkey announced on Thursday it had sent an oil-and-gas drilling ship to waters off southern Cyprus where Greek…

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What is the best way to deal with the Joker?

What is the best way to deal with the Joker?

Donald Trump’s looming tariffs on European products will be the most serious and irrational attack against its main trade partner. Europe is still clueless about how to deal with a man whose impulsive behaviour is bringing down the international system. Our closest ally became our worst nightmare (terrorism aside) since Trump took over in the White House. He slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum exporters and Spanish olives. He dumped the Paris Agreement and the Iran deal, two initiatives behind which the Europeans threw all their weight. He is about…

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