Three years ago, when EU naval mission “Sophia” was shut down after rescuing 45,000 migrants in the central Mediterranean, Italian opposition leader Giorgia Meloni was jubilant. Now, as prime minister, she wants to bring it back. But this time she is calling for the European Union ships to focus on blocking migrant
A deadly attack in Belgium by a rejected asylum-seeker from Tunisia who earlier lived in Italy and Sweden has underlined security gaps and failed returns policies, which have spurred an EU push to overhaul its troubled migration system. Monday’s shooting came at a time of heightened security
Eurozone governments will try to bolster their public finances next year by withdrawing expensive energy price subsidies but slower economic growth and fear of angering voters are likely to limit fiscal tightening, officials said. The European Central Bank has called for governments to roll back subsidies introduced
An unusual situation developed in Turkey when the Court of Cassation filed a criminal complaint against judges of the Constitutional Court
Since Russia’s war in Ukraine began in February 2022, the Biden administration, NATO, US allies and the Western media have portrayed the campaign to defeat Russia as existential for Europe and global democracy. It is neither. Russia is not the author of the conflict although its army invaded Ukraine.
A YouGov poll found that 57 per cent of the English people think that it is better to get back to the single market option of the European Union, despite the fact that it has as its prerequisite the free movement of people, which would mean greater immigration into Britain.
Two years after the UK transitioned out of the European Union nearly two-thirds of Britons now support a referendum on rejoining. An exclusive Savanta survey for The Independent also shows opposition towards another vote has fallen, with those who say there should never be one dropping to less than a quarter. The UK formally left
European leaders worked through a long night of furious debate on Monday as a bid to find compromise on Brussels’ top jobs ran into stiff opposition.
The 28 EU leaders are trying to agree on who will steer the bloc over the coming years through the looming challenges of Brexit and the rise of populist parties in Europe.