In Northern Ireland, two more men have been charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in 2019. McKee was shot to death while standing next to a police car during a protest in Londonderry, reporting riots in the city. In 2020, a 53-year-old man was charged with the murder. His trial’s not over yet.
The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia did not tell the European Union that they were working on a new military alliance. The European Commission has asked the three countries to explain the security pact they concluded on Wednesday and is going to consult with the EU countries about the consequences.
The European Union must abandon the strict rules that force member states to comply with budgetary targets. This is also true when the economies of EU countries have fully recovered from the coronavirus crisis. This is what the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) advocates.
Greek Cypriot Christos Stylianides was sworn in today as minister of the new Ministry for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection in Greece.
For the time being, the unionist and British-minded Party DUP no longer wants to participate in the talks with the Irish government, in protest against the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit treaty. That’s what Chief Jeffrey Donaldson announced on Thursday during a speech in Belfast. Only in the health field will DUP still consult.
US Senator Bob Menendez is one of Greece and Cyprus’ greatest supporters. As head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he exerts considerable power and influence in the foreign policy arena.
The British government will unilaterally extend the current transitional period for Northern Ireland. That is what the British Brexit Administrator David Frost said. London wants to enable further negotiations with the European Union.
Economic and Finance ministers welcomed the assessment of the recovery and resilience plans of the Czech Republic and Ireland. The council’s implementing decisions on the adoption of both plans will be adopted by written procedure following today’s ministers ‘ videoconference.