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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny: European Ireland means United Ireland - 04/28/2017

At the Brexit summit on Saturday, EU leaders are expected to officially declare the British province of Northern Ireland part of the EU. This will happen in case of holding a referendum to bring together Northern Ireland (part of Britain) and the Republic of Ireland, Reuters reports. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has earlier asked colleagues from the bloc whether it is possible to recognize...

Brussels wants London to pay € 2 billion - 04/26/2017

Brussels is raising the stakes before negotiations on a trade agreement with the UK. In addition to the € 60 billion invoiced to London for withdrawal from the EU, the European Commission may require an additional € 2 billion to compensate for damages from customs duties lost in 2013-2016. According to the European officials, the country's customs service did not sufficiently combat fraudulent...

Macron wins the first round of French presidential elections - 04/24/2017

The first round of the French presidential elections unveiled two candidates, one of which is to lead the country in the next five years. The leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen (21.53% of the vote in the first round), and her rival Emmanuel Macron (23.75%), who heads a centrist movement En Marche!, launched their new campaign on the eve of the second round, to be held on May 7. Emmanuel...

What do France's neighbors think of the French elections - 04/20/2017

European view: There is less than a week left before the first round of the presidential elections in France, the outcome of which can completely change lives of not only the French, but the whole of Europe. Two of the four main presidential candidates leave open a possibility that France would leave the EU, NATO and the euro area. Internet publication Mediapart asked European experts what their...

Trump signs "Buy American, Hire American" - 04/19/2017

President of the United States Donald Trump signed a decree, which is known as "Buy American, Hire American," Reuters reports. It is designed to stimulate domestic production, and stipulates revision of rules of issuance of H-1B working visas. In particular, the authorities intend to emphasize priority of the most qualified employees that apply for the H-1B visa. At the moment, this visa is...

Why is Europe worried about Erdogan’s victory in Turkey? - 04/18/2017

Turkey has counted votes at the constitutional referendum. Supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won with a minimal advantage (51% versus 48%). Turkey is turning into a presidential state, while the world, especially Europe, is calling political changes the country undemocratic. Is it really so? First of all, it is necessary to admit that the process itself is carried out with observance...

USA aims Tomahawk at Pyongyang - 04/14/2017

US President Donald Trump's administration is considering a possibility of a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, which is presumably preparing for a new nuclear test. NBC reported this referring to their sources in the intelligence channel. Pyongyang, meanwhile, is accusing the US of causing tension: the new tests will be held "in the place and at the time, when and where the country’s...

Brazilian Pandora Box opened: More than 80 politicians being investigated - 04/12/2017

The judge of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil, Edson Fachin, authorized initiation of an anti-corruption investigation against 83 key politicians of the country, including nine government ministers formed by Michel Temer, President of the South American republic. The relevant list was published in the highest judicial body’s official website. Among the suspects are Foreign Minister Aloysio...

Trump to reverse the offshore drilling ban - 04/07/2017

The US President Donald Trump is preparing to issue an order that gives oil companies more opportunities to drill the country’s shelf. Thus, Donald Trump is preparing to abolish the decrees of former US President Barack Obama, who has actually prohibited drilling on the US shelf. Recall that in December 2016, before leaving the post of US President, Barack Obama blocked issuance of new licenses...

British watchdogs creating a register to fight property money laundering - 04/07/2017

The British government is going to create a special catalogue to register beneficial owners of foreign companies through which local real estate is bough. The authorities believe that such a register is necessary to combat money laundering and tax evasion. The UK Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced plans to create a special register of beneficial owners of...
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