Brussels needs to take another step to resolve the growing conflict with the United Kingdom over the situation in Northern Ireland. That’s what British Brexit minister David Frost says to Politico on Friday. The European Commission came forward on Wednesday with a plan that would remove a large part of customs controls in Northern Ireland, but the British do not see that as yet.
Within the European Union, the nitrate concentration in 14.1% of groundwater is higher than the limit value for drinking water. This is reflected in a new report by the European Commission on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive.
The process of reopening Varosha (Maraş), which was a ghost town for 46 years, has brought the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) political, tourism and economic benefits, said Turkish Cypriot president Ersin Tatar.
Poland, Austria and ten other EU countries are calling for more “physical barriers” at Europe’s external borders to prevent unwanted migration.
Cyprus warned Turkey agains possible intrusion of the Oruc Reis research vessel. It was done using the same channel Turkey announced – by using Navtex, a naval pager system.
The Dutch foreign ministry is easing its travel advice. There is good news for those planning a trip to some of the most popular destinations. For example, Spain, Italy and France are becoming greener, Cyprus is given an orange colour code instead of a red one.
A Franco-Greek defence pact, against potential Turkish aggression against Greece and Cyprus, was approved by the Greek parliament on Thursday.
Intel plans to build two new chip factories in Europe, but deliberately does not choose the UK because of Brexit. This is what CEO Pat Gelsinger of the American company says in an interview with the BBC.