Beyond NATO, Brexit and Putin: Europe's Poland problem

Beyond NATO, Brexit and Putin: Europe's Poland problem

Europe’s been having a rough go of it lately. President Donald Trump raked NATO over the coals for alliance members’ failure to pay their fair share of military spending. Brexit angst has got members of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s team jumping ship. And now Trump breaks bread with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a sit-down […]

French official: Europe will stand up to Trump

French official: Europe will stand up to Trump

French official: Europe will stand up to Trump  New York Post The Latest: French official: Europe will stand up to Trump  The Olympian The Latest: Melania Trump visits with London retirement home  KCAU 9 I told Theresa May how to do Brexit but she wrecked it — the US trade deal is off, says Donald Trump  The Sun Trump […]

European Governments Fail to Agree on Redistributing Migrants

European Governments Fail to Agree on Redistributing Migrants

INNSBRUCK, Austria—European governments on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on redistributing migrants across the bloc, one of the thorniest issues facing the continent as a popular backlash against refugees gathers speed. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had hoped to use a meeting of EU counterparts here in the Austrian Alps to persuade his Italian […]

Fast Europe Open: Germany, France CPI

Fast Europe Open: Germany, France CPI

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong July 12, 2018 Print this page A top-five shareholder in Unilever has warned of forced selling of the consumer giant’s shares as unrest grows among British investors worried that the group has been “totally unreceptive” to fears over its HQ move to the Netherlands.  Unilever has embarked on a charm […]

European markets close sharply lower on trade war concerns; Indivior slides 29%

European markets close sharply lower on trade war concerns; Indivior slides 29%

Looking across the European index, U.K. housebuilder Barratt Developments was among the top gainers, rising throughout Wednesday’s trade to close 3.5 percent higher after issuing a trading update. Meanwhile, French media conglomerate Lagardere also climbed higher throughout the day, closing 2.5 percent to the upside after an upgrade to a “buy” from Goldman Sachs. At […]

Europe's Little Alliances Can Help Bolster NATO

Europe's Little Alliances Can Help Bolster NATO

July 10, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET This week’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in Brussels promises to be a most unhappy reunion. President Trump likely will lash out at countries spending less on defense than the alliance’s benchmark 2% of gross domestic product. The atmosphere won’t be conducive to discussions about emerging threats. Yet that […]

Europe Should Give May's Brexit Plan a Chance

Europe Should Give May's Brexit Plan a Chance

Britain’s endless self-inflicted turmoil over Brexit has taken a fresh turn, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s new plan for a post-Brexit trade agreement and the resignations of key ministers from her government. She’s accused of betraying those who voted for Brexit, and her leadership might soon be challenged. The prospect of a maximally disruptive “hard […]

Europe's World Cup Celebrates Diversity

Europe's World Cup Celebrates Diversity

England’s Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and team mates celebrate after the match between England and Sweden in World Cup quarterfinals, Samara Arena, Samara, Russia, July 7, 2018. © 2018 Reuters This weekend I sat in my local bar in Brooklyn, New York and, alongside an enthusiastic and racially diverse group of English fans, watched England […]

US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy’s refusal to let shipwrecked migrants disembark in its ports illustrate the hardening […]

China PM in Europe to bolster ties amid trade war with US

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is visiting Europe in an effort to bolster ties and put on a united front with EU leaders in the wake of a tit-for-tat trade war that has broken out between the US and China. On Friday, Washington imposed tariffs of $34bn on Chinese goods. Beijing quickly responded with countermeasures. […]