EU – IRAN – EU powers urge Trump to back Iran nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to endorse a key nuclear deal with Iran as the US president mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran. “The deal is working, it is delivering on its main goal, which means keeping the Iranian nuclear programme in check,” said EU foreign policy chief Federica… Please follow and like us:

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Brexit: will the UK sue the EU?

Brexit minister David Davis has complained in a letter to the prime minister that Brussels is damaging British interests by talking up the threat to companies if the UK leave the EU without a deal. What does the letter say? That Davis has sought legal advice over whether Brussels is breaching Britain’s rights as a member… Please follow and like us:

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EU leaders have power to stop Brexit, says Blair

Britain’s former leader Tony Blair has told Euronews that the European Union must show leadership over Brexit—and if it tackled fundamental problems with the European project then the UK could stay in the bloc. The ex-Labour prime minister and increasingly vocal critic of the UK’s plans to leave the EU appeared to go beyond the established… Please follow and like us:

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Switzerland rages against EU’s stock exchange ruling

The Swiss government lashed out Thursday at an EU decision to give Switzerland’s stock exchange only temporary access to the bloc’s single market, labelling it discriminatory and “unacceptable”. The European Commission announced on Thursday that it would recognise for just one year the so-called equivalence of Swiss trading venues, which is essential to allow European banks… Please follow and like us:

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EU’s Taxlandia Game Is Propaganda at Its Finest

Taxlandia Game I’m not a fan of what is sometimes called the “European Project.” Yes, one of the original goals – free trade between European nations – was admirable and has generated significant benefits. But what started as a positive idea has morphed into a Brussels-based superstate that pushes bureaucratization, centralization, and harmonization. This is why… Please follow and like us:

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Britain ‘agrees to pay’ EU’s Brexit divorce bill

European Union sources say the United Kingdom has offered to pay much of what Brussels was demanding to settle the so-called “divorce bill” – a crucial condition for moving Brexit negotiations on to future relations including a future free trade agreement. Numerous reports quote EU diplomats as saying that the British have made an offer that… Please follow and like us:

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EU Prepares for British Government Collapse After Firing of 2nd Minister

European Union negotiators are readying themselves for the collapse of Prime Minister Theresa May’s government as it lurches from one crisis to another, say officials in Brussels. And Britain’s Opposition Labor Party is eagerly standing by, with its deputy leader warning Thursday that the ruling Conservative government is so fragile “random events could bring it down.”… Please follow and like us:

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The European Union Is Doomed to Fail

Have you ever heard of Deutsch Jahrndorf? No? I don’t blame you. The tiny Austrian village, which is situated four miles from the Danube, is utterly unremarkable, except for the fact that it sits on the border of three countries. To the east is Slovakia. To the south lies Hungary. As such, within shouting distance of… Please follow and like us:

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May: ‘Very Fair’ Offer for EU Citizens Living in Britain After Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the offer she has made on the rights of European Union citizens living in Britain after Britain leaves the EU is “very fair” and “very serious.” May has offered to allow an estimated 3 million EU citizens living in the United Kingdom to remain in Britain post-Brexit. Speaking Friday in… Please follow and like us:

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Emmanuel Macron’s Plan To Make Europe Great Again

French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump don’t have many obvious parallels, although they both enjoy a handshake more than is strictly necessary. But while Macron’s platform is avowedly liberal—economically and socially—his plans for European trade have a distinctly protectionist flavor. You might even say he wants to “make Europe great again” and “put Europe first.”… Please follow and like us:

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Trump arrives in Brussels amid protest against him

US President Donald Trump (R) walks with King Philippe of Belgium at the Palace in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. [Photo/Agencies] BRUSSELS – President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels here on Wednesday for his first trip to the European Union and NATO as the head of the United States and was met with protests against his… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, Merkel to Face-Off on EU, NATO

When U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sit down for a ‘get to know you’ session at the White House Friday, the entire future of the Transatlantic relationship will be hanging in the balance. The leaders of two of the world’s most powerful economies have seemed to be on a collision course since… Please follow and like us:

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Tusk wins second term as EU chief despite Polish fury

European Union leaders confirmed Donald Tusk for a second term as their president, angering his home country of Poland and opening up a new rift at a time when EU unity is essential. The 27 other EU leaders overrode weeks of objections from the nationalist government in Warsaw, which has a long and bitter rivalry with… Please follow and like us:

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Bucket Economics In Global Macro

I was recently sent a research piece by one of my LPs. The piece was from the principal of a well known hedge fund and this particular manager has grave concerns for the US stock market. In the article to clients he laid out all the reasons why fundamentally none of it makes much sense. I… Please follow and like us:

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NATO’s European allies take steps to meet US demand

European members of NATO have agreed to buy jointly planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops after US threatened to curtail its support unless Europe increased military spending by the end of the year. At Thursday’s signing ceremonies in Belgium’s Brussels, defence ministers from France and Germany said they will… Please follow and like us:

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