A large Spanish home improvement store sells a doormat with the text “Bienvenido a la república independiente de mi casa”. Welcome to the independent republic of my house. It is a phrase that gives a perfect insight into the Spanish soul – especially after Sunday’s elections.
The citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) go to the polls for early parliamentary elections on 12 December. They must put an end to the Brexit stalemate that paralyzes British politics.
The United States and China have come closer together in the consultation on the first phase of a trade agreement. That was reported by US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and finance minister Steven Mnuchin in a statement following a telephone conversation Friday with Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu He.
The German professor of financial economics Isabel Schnabel has been nominated by the German cabinet as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB). According to Reuters news agency, which is based on government sources, the economics professor at the University of Bonn succeeds Sabine Lautenschläger at the central bank in Frankfurt.
Northern Ireland has legalized both the marriage of people of the same sex and the right to abortion on the night of Monday to Tuesday.
Northern Ireland remains the focal point of the Brexit. The agreement that is now before the House of Commons seems indigestible for unionists, such as those in the port town of Larne. “Boris Johnson deserves a sacrifice on that big blonde head.”
The European Union (EU) is ready to grant Brexit deferment to Great Britain until February 2020 if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fails to lead a Brexit agreement through the British Parliament before 31 October. That writes the British newspaper The Sunday Times.
Super Saturday – the day of the “historic vote” about the deal that Boris Johnson brought from Brussels – ended with yet another showdown with parliament. On Monday or Tuesday, the British Prime Minister wants to resit and still hopes to get his way.