EU ARMY MOVES STEP CLOSER: MEP says Brussels defence force 'only way' to protect Europe FEARS that Britain will be forced to join an EU army if the country votes to stay tied to Brussels will intensify today when a senior MEP declares his support for the idea.
61% of Dutch voters reject association with Ukraine – final referendum results: The referendum in Netherlands that took place last week regarding a potential Ukraine-EU treaty on closer political and economic ties has ended with an overwhelming 61 percent of voters rejecting the idea, according to official results published on Tuesday.The official results released by the Dutch Electoral Council showed that 61 percent (2.509 million people) voted against Ukraine’s association with the EU..
The European Union's Africa Policies : The European Union (EU) is a key partner for African regional organizations and a major promoter of economic and political integration in the region. Several studies have interpreted the EU's role in Africa as either a self-interested hegemonic actor or as a value oriented normative power. In this volume, Daniela Sicurelli challenges these views by taking a closer look at Europe's policies towards Sub-Saharan Africa in the area of peacekeepin...
krainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, second right, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, hand each other their books during a signing ceremony at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 21, 2014. Ukraine’s prime minister has pulled his nation closer into Europe’s orbit, signing a political association agreement with the EU at a summit of the bloc’s leaders.
Concorde was the ultimate political bargaining chip While the plane began as a corporate project, it quickly escalated to a full-on governmental cooperation between the U.K. and France at a time when Britain was inching closer to the forerunner of the EU. The two countries signed a treaty, or—cough—a concord, to jointly make the plane—hence the name.
UKRAINE, Kiev : An anti-government protester lights a candle in front of riot police forces in Kiev, on February 13, 2014. Ukraine has been in chaos since November when President Viktor Yanukovych ditched an EU trade and political pact in favour of closer ties with Moscow, its former Soviet master. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU