When the government of Romanian PM Sorin Grindeanu announced that they would gut the country’s anticorruption statutes, removing criminal sanctions for official corruption, the country erupted into mass protests.
Three weeks after Trump’s inauguration a look at the opinion pieces shows that many European journalists believe Europe’s reaction has been too weak. The EU must not tremble in anticipation of Trump’s next move but reorganise itself, they say, preferably with Macron and Schulz at the helm.
55 percent of Europeans want immigration from Muslim countries to come to a halt, according to a study by the British Think Tank Chatham House. The conclusions of the study seem consistent with the recent attempts to tighten asylum law in Germany, Britain and other European states. Is Europe’s criticism of Trump hypocritical?
Graffiti in Skopje, Macedonia reading “Nationalism is a disease!” The message vandalizes a small mural featuring a map of ‘Ethnic Macedonia’ (encompassing the Republic of Macedonia and territories in neighboring countries) and the message “I swear to you, you’ll be united!”. Photo by GV, CC-BY.
The three major “pro-European” groups in the European Parliament, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), the centre-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D), and the ALDE liberals, have taken the position that the EU should reject Ted R. Malloch as US ambassador to the EU.