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Populist Alliance has EU leadership paralyzed in its Brussels bubble

Italy’s far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and French populist Marie LePen met in Rome on Monday to seal a unholy alliance: they declared that they are the anti-establishment movement within the European Union. Salvini slammed the European Union for budget restrictions and austerity, the migration crisis as well as …

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Juncker warns of possible military conflicts in the Balkans

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that there is a danger of new military conflicts in the Balkans, if the countries of the region are left without European perspective. It is worth noting that Juncker’s warning comes ahead of efforts by FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to push constitutional changes …

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EU Juncker to propose stop switching time, Summer Time forever

“Millions of  EU citizens said they don’t want keep changing the clocks anymore,” the President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told German state broadcaster ZDF on Friday morning. A survey conducted by the EU Commission in revealed that 80% of EU citizens wants the end of the practice to switch …

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Juncker stumbles and sways at NATO Summit gala dinner (videos)

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker was attending a gala dinner at the NATO summit in Brussels with world leaders including US President Donald Trump. A photo shooting was to take place. Juncker was seen stumbling, walking awkwardly and losing his balance several times. Juncker was swaying to the extent that …

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US implements steel & aluminium tariffs, EU threatens with retaliation

A bad day for world trade: US moves forward with imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium, without exception for Canada, Mexico and the European block. The new measures 25% percent on steel and 10% on aluminium go into effect on 1. June 2018, US time. The European Union threatens with …

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Greece tops list of EU countries benefiting from Juncker’s investment Plan

Greece is at the top of the list of European countries benefiting from the Juncker plan that targets growth, based on the country’s annual economic output, according to a tweet from the European Commission on Friday morning. The #JunckerPlan is now set to trigger €283.7 billion in investments, representing 90% …

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Turkey slams Juncker over release of two Greek soldiers

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on April 26 rejected a statement by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the detention of two Greek soldiers in Turkey.  “With these remarks … EU authorities lose their credibility and reliability day by day,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement. Aksoy’s remarks came …

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Turkish court extends custody for two Greek soldiers in Edirne high security prison

The prosecutor of the court in Edirne – Adrianoupolis – extended on Tuesday noon the custody for the two Greek soldiers currently in high security prison of the city. Their lawyers had submitted a release application. Now they will be allowed to submit a new release application after one month, …

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Commission President Juncker takes a clear position on Imia incident

After a first European Union reaction, on Tuesday, at the peak of the Imia crisis between Greece and Turkey, the European commission finally came to its senses and took clear position in favor of the European Union member, Greece. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said “I am “strictly against …

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Is Juncker trying to establish an EU “deep state”?

With Brexit bickering on hold at this week’s EU summit as leaders prepare for a second phase of talks, the drama will be provided instead by national capitals’ efforts to rein in what some see as a brazen attempt at overreach by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. European leaders worry …

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