There may be a short-term breakthrough in the air over the delicate Brexit point of the Irish border, the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol. Today, British and European negotiators are speaking in Brussels. A solution may be found in March. There is progress, the runway for an agreement is there.
Leo Varadkar is the new prime minister of Ireland. All according to the agreement at the coalition negotiations of his party Fine Gael with Fianna Fáil of Micheál Martin, who until now was prime minister. The fact that these two centre-right parties were able to agree on a coalition (in which the Irish Greens also participate) was a unique event in Irish politics. Until then, they had always...
Refugees are being locked up in secret locations on the external borders of Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria, according to research by Lighthouse Reports, among others. The locations lack the most basic facilities, let alone that the people get a fair trial. The locations are co-financed by the European Union.
According to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the current territory of Turkey is far too small. He would like to revive Pan-Turanism and combine it with a neo-Ottomanism. A concept that the great founder of the state, Atatürk, of all people, had rejected.
Northern Ireland has been without a government since February. The unionist DUP party refuses to form a coalition, out of dissatisfaction with the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The country should have a new government by Friday at the latest, but has been in a political impasse since February. This is due to disagreements over Brexit agreements.
This is shown by figures published on Thursday from a large population survey. The Census census says that now 45.7 percent of Northern Ireland’s residents are Roman Catholic, versus 43.5 percent Protestant. The census was held in March 2021.
The EU countries and Britain granted € 227.97 billion (US $ 228 billion) in state aid in 2020 to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Poland and Greece leading the list, the European Commission said on Thursday.