A continuing conflict between Turkey and Greece on the division of territorial waters in the Mediterranean is taking on threatening proportions.
The Irish Commissioner for trade is stepping down because of the violation of the rules of Coronation. Phil Hogan was under fire after attending a dinner on the west coast of Ireland last week with over 80 senior Irish officials. That dinner was organized a day after the tightening up of the coronation measures in Ireland.
The Irish Commissioner for trade, Phil Hogan, is under attack in his own country, and in Brussels too people are frowning. Hogan was at a dinner on the west coast of Ireland last week. He was there with over 80 leading politicians. Piquant detail: it was a day after the already strict corona measures in Ireland had been further tightened due to the increasing number of outbreaks.
The European Union is threatening to extend the tariffs to 25.3% on stainless steel from China and Taiwan. This is after European producers have asked for longer protection against the dumping of steel on the European market. Current arrangements expire on 28 August.
Tourists returning to the UK from Spain must be quarantined for two weeks. The British government announced this tonight, British media report.
Six major universities will jointly investigate whether residents of Northern Ireland are eager to join Ireland. It could be a stepping stone to a referendum on unification of the island.
Not everyone in the House of Representatives is enthusiastic about the outcome of the European summit. “Rutte has bowed to his knees,” says PVV leader Wilders. He thinks that 390 billion euros in subsidies will come, while the Netherlands did not want that.
After two days of meetings, the 27 EU leaders have not yet reached an agreement on a European recovery fund of EUR 750 billion to combat the corona crisis and on the European multi-annual budget of nearly EUR 1.100 billion. There will be further talk on Sunday, sources report to NU.nl on Saturday evening.