U.K. and EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

World / Politics Aug 21, 2019

U.K. and EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching themselves deeper in their irreconcilable positions. Highlighting new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's determination to ...

Johnson's opening Brexit bid lands flat with EU leaders

World / Politics Aug 20, 2019

Johnson's opening Brexit bid lands flat with EU leaders

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed upon insurance policy for the Irish border. After more than ...

EU viewpoint moves eastward as Poland's Tusk takes presidency

World / Politics Dec 2, 2014

EU viewpoint moves eastward as Poland's Tusk takes presidency

Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk is pushing the European Union's center of political gravity eastward by taking over the EU presidency from Belgium's Herman Van Rompuy. Monday's transition ceremony highlighted the increasing power of Poland within the 28-nation EU, and the bloc's ongoing shift ...