EU President Charles Michel wants the EU to act more and with unity in international crises such as the flaring civil war in Libya. If the struggle in Libya doesn’t come to an end in the coming weeks, he says the EU will pay a high price: hundreds of thousands of migrants will flee to Europe and the risk of terrorist attacks in Africa and the EU will increase.
A military base north of Baghdad has been hit by multiple rockets. Four Iraqi soldiers were wounded, including one or more army officers.
The British pound sterling lost value on Thursday. The euphoria of shortly after the elections in mid-December gives way to concerns about the risk of a no-deal brexit at the end of 2020.
Turkish president Erdogan wants to send troops to Libya. He said that today in a speech. According to Erdogan, Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, who heads the UN-recognized government, has asked him for military support. Erdogan is now responding to that. He is expected to ask the Turkish parliament at the beginning of January to agree to send troops. Tunisia is in line with the mission...
Russia says it has a special ship with which the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline can be laid. The sanctions of America have already delayed construction.
The result of the British elections gave the pound a big boost on Friday. After it became clear that the Boris Johnson Conservative Party would win a big win, the currency gained its strongest intermediate profit since 2017.
Business activity in the eurozone industry contracted less sharply in November than in the previous month. British market researcher Markit announced this on the basis of a definitive figure. The decline was also somewhat less pronounced than previously reported.
Twelve days to go, the tension in the British election campaign seems to be slowly returning. In recent weeks, the Boris Johnson Conservatives had a big lead over Labor in the polls, but they are gradually shrinking.