EU-Japan FTA deal hinges on Tokyo's political will: EU commissioner

Apr 20, 2016

EU-Japan FTA deal hinges on Tokyo's political will: EU commissioner

The European Union’s agriculture commissioner, Phil Hogan, says a successfully concluded free trade agreement this year between the 28-nation bloc and Japan will depend on the political will of the Japanese government. Hogan called for an earlier conclusion of an EU-Japan free trade pact, ...

Apr 4, 2016

Australian foreign minister says Britain should stay in EU

Australia wants Britain to stay in the European Union, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, weeks before Britain holds a referendum on EU membership. Bishop told reporters in Washington that “a strong U.K. as part of the European Union would be in Australia’s interests,” according ...

British minister's resignation set to sharpen the EU-exit debate

Mar 19, 2016

British minister's resignation set to sharpen the EU-exit debate

British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced into a hasty cabinet reshuffle on Saturday after the dramatic resignation of a senior minister that threatens to widen divisions over Europe within the ruling Conservative Party. The rancorous departure of Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan ...

Jan 18, 2016

Czech leader says Muslim integration 'practically impossible' in Europe

Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his fiery anti-migrant rhetoric, said on Sunday it is “practically impossible” to integrate Muslims into European society. “The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is ...