Marine Le Pen has presented her new Polish and British allies, who will be propping up her group in the European Parliament. But the details of their political programme are yet to be defined. EurActiv France reports.
Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders announced the formation of the new Europe of Nations and Freedoms group in the European Parliament today. A financial success? Sure. A political success? Unlikely.
The Danish election: One to watch
Denmark’s general election will take place on Thursday. The vote could yield a new centre-right government that is strongly supportive of David Cameron’s EU renegotiation bid. Irrespective of who wins, the election is likely to see the country’s eurosceptic parties increase their power in the Folketing, the Danish parliament. This post is co-authored by Aleksander Pruitt and Pieter Cleppe.
The Greek central bank warned on Wednesday (17 June) that the country would be put on a “painful course” towards default and exiting the eurozone if the government and its international creditors failed to reach an agreement on an aid-for-reforms deal.
The EU interior ministers again failed to reach an agreement on the distribution of refugees on Tuesday. And a new conflict is brewing over whether hundreds of refugees should be allowed to cross the border from Italy into France. Without solidarity there can be no solution to the refugee crisis, commentators write, and call on the EU states to set aside their nationalist eyeglasses.
In the Soviet Union, anyone without an official job could be charged with ‘parasitism’ and sentenced to internal exile. Now Belarus has revived the idea.
The 4th round of EU-Cuba negotiations for a framework agreement for political dialogue and cooperation was held yesterday in Brussels (16 June), making progress in the economic area, but lagging behind on the political dialogue chapter.
European Union governments agreed today (17 June) to extend economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine by six months until 31 January, diplomats said, maintaining unity in the West’s tough stance towards Moscow.