The question is: what was Russian motivation for such different politicians to visit Yalta International Economic Forum?
“There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe,” Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German Finance Minister has said.
EUROPE POLITICS: ‘UK Cannot Pull Back From Article 50 Brexit Process Without Consent of European Countries’: Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier
“Article 50 does not provide for unilateral withdrawal of notification. In any dealings with European Parliament, Michel Barnier reiterated the above principle.”
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Theresa May is facing resistance from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Parliament to her goal of conducting negotiations on Britain’s future trade relations with Europe at the same time as talks on arrangements for Brexit.
GERMANY POLITICS: Ursula von der Leyen Rejects Trump’s Claim It Owes NATO and US ‘Vast Sums’ For Defense
“Defense spending goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into European missions and into our contribution to fight against IS terrorism,” von der Leyen said.
European leaders are preparing for formal Brexit negotiations to begin within days should Theresa May trigger Article 50 next week.
European Parliament called on the EU executive to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue.
When Donald Trump called the European Union “wonderful” and said he was “totally in favor of it”, some Brussels officials feared the headline was a hoax, given the U.S. president’s earlier apparent disdain for the bloc.
Labour Party won by a comfortable margin over UKIP, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in third.
Supreme Court said the minimum income requirement had caused significant hardship to many, but ruled that in principle it was not inconsistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.
“I think Flynn issue obviously shows in many respects this administration is in disarray and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Senator John McCain.
Iran is implementing the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic energy watchdog said.
“NATO’s own figures clearly show that the UK spends over 2 percent of its GDP on defence,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
European allies are growing confident. They are reassured by Trump’s remarks to U.S. forces in Florida this week, when he said: “We strongly support NATO.”