About: Michael Fallon

Brexit 21-12-2017

Right-hand of May felled by scandal, as Brexit talks ratchet up

British Prime Minister Theresa May was left weakened by the resignation on Wednesday (20 December) of her deputy, Damian Green, who made misleading statements after pornography was found on his computer, in a further blow to the British leader as she faces tough Brexit talks.
Elections 06-11-2017

Austrian party head quits over sex harassment claims

Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz on Saturday (4 November) quit parliament and stepped down as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.
Elections 12-06-2017

Embattled May brings back foes as she unveils new cabinet

Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival into government to try to unite her Conservatives after a disastrous election sapped her authority, days before Brexit talks begin.
Global Europe 15-11-2016

EU backs minimalist defence plan in effort not to undermine NATO

EU ministers approved a common defence plan yesterday (14 November) despite sharp differences over how far it should go, as Donald Trump's election win stoked fears about Washington's commitment to European security.
Brexit 10-10-2016

Britain backtracks over listing foreign workers

The British government stepped back Sunday (9 October) from a plan to make employers list their foreign workers after an outcry from business groups and opposition politicians who said any proposal to "name and shame" employers would be divisive and discriminatory.
Security 27-09-2016

Defence minister: Britain ‘will oppose any idea of an EU army’

The UK will oppose all EU plans for increased military cooperation that could interfere with NATO, despite being about to leave the union, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said Tuesday (27 September).
Global Europe 27-09-2016

France, Germany to table defence plan at Bratislava ministerial meeting

At the informal defence ministerial in Bratislava starting today (27 September) France and Germany will make the case for the EU’s most ambitious defence plan in almost two decades, aiming to persuade sceptical easterners and avoid a showdown with Britain over its military future outside the bloc.
Brexit 14-07-2016

Who’s who in the Brexit government?

Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday announced six members of her cabinet, the nucleus of the ministerial team that will helm the negotiations to take the UK out of the European Union.
Global Europe 16-06-2016

NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight

The NATO alliance agreed yesterday (15 June) to hold onto its broad geographic layout of bases in Afghanistan, a move that could make it easier for the United States to keep more troops there as Kabul struggles with a resurgent Taliban threat.
Europe's East 20-02-2015

Putin is ‘real danger’ to Baltics, EU officials warn

Senior Western officials accused Russia yesterday (19 February) of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states.
Gun Salute by the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery. [UK Ministry of Defence/Flickr]

Britain ‘under siege’ from migrant EU workers, says defence chief

Limiting the number of European Union citizens who are allowed to work in Britain is among proposals to curb immigration being looked at by the government, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday (26 October).
Energy 25-04-2014

UK shale industry claims it could create over 60,000 jobs

Studies on the impact of shale gas extraction in Europe’s economy and energy security are mushrooming in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. The latest from the UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG) claims that the development of shale gas in the UK could generate "€40.2 billion” and “create up to 64,000 jobs” in Britain.

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