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.”
Hollande said, “We have to stand together in Europe. What is at stake is populism. The kind of discourse now coming from United States encourages populism and even extremism.”
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told lawmakers Canada was a welcome partner in uncertain and difficult times.
“I want to be clear: What I am proposing cannot mean membership of the single market,” Prime Minister Theresa May told an audience of foreign diplomats and Britain’s own Brexit negotiating team at a mansion house in London.
“But if we are forced to be something different, then we will have to become something different,” Hammond said about Britain’s plans to lower corporate tax.
Born in Lisbon on December 7, 1924, Mario Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares was raised in a family opposed to the dictatorship of Antonio Oliveira Salazar.
Britain’s membership of European single market has become contentious issue in post-Brexit debate. And the legal issues involved are proving rather tricky.
“We cannot now do some deal quickly with her,” said one person familiar with some of Thresa May’s discussions in Brussels.
“We do not want a hard Brexit; we do not want to be pulled out of the single market; and we will not let intolerance, division and fear win,” Olney said.