Ireland is the biggest victim of Brexit. In the absence of an agreement between Brussels and London, a hard border could be imposed between Ireland and Northern Ireland, which sounds as absurd as imposing a frontier across Luxembourg.
Next May, EU citizens will directly elect the new European Parliament. Faced with a surge of anti-EU and anti-system sentiments, they need to be reassured that the good old EU is doing things right. But is it doing the right things?
It’s amazing that the European Commission envisages land swaps to settle Kosovo-Serbia relations. Neighbourhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn said it’s a bilateral solution which should not serve as a blueprint for other issues. But not everyone is convinced.
The Commission has said and repeated that the bureaucratic procedures for appointing Martin Selmayr as Secretary General of the EU executive had been followed “religiously”. If this is true, I’m losing my religion.
The statement agreed by EU leaders blaming Russia for the Salisbury spy attack only risks further escalating the diplomatic crisis between Europe and Moscow, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has warned.
The Bulgarian and Czech governments are trembling because of the unfolding scandals surrounding a deal to sell the assets of ČEZ Bulgaria to an obscure private company with no experience. ČEZ is a Czech state energy giant in which pro-Russian President Miloš Zeman has a lot of sway.
Ten days ago Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev went to Mutti Merkel to seek her support in trying to untangle the eternal name dispute with Greece, a mess that has for many years prevented his country from joining NATO and starting EU accession negotiations.