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Remainers' overwhelming allegiance to the EU cause has created our political crisis

It has long been apparent that the EU has eaten into the very soul of the British establishment – yet only now is it becoming clear just how bad things have got.

New E.U. leader Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her team of commissioners. Here are the big controversies.  Washington Post

Last week, incoming president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, unveiled her proposed team of commissioners and the jobs she has ...

DUP appears to soften stance on accepting EU regulations after Brexit  The Guardian

The Democratic Unionist party has for the first time signalled it is prepared to accept some post-Brexit EU rules for Northern Ireland as long as the Stormont ...

EU questions Hungary over rule of law concerns  Reuters

European Union ministers grilled Hungary on Monday over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's tightening of restrictions around free media, judges, academics, ...

Hopes of clean break with EU are nonsense, says ex-Brexit official  The Guardian

Claiming a no-deal Brexit represents a clean break with the European Union is “nonsensical”, according to Philip Rycroft, the former permanent secretary at the ...

Herman Van Rompuy says Brexit 'has changed EU view of Scotland'  BBC News

A former president of the European Council has said he believes Brexit has changed EU attitudes to Scottish independence. In a BBC interview, Herman Van ...

Boris Johnson branded 'The Incredible Sulk' after he 'chickens out' of Brexit press conference amid noisy protests- follow live  The Independent

Boris Johnson was branded "The Incredible Sulk" after he cancelled a planned press conference because of noisy protests in Luxembourg following his meeting ...

Edward Snowden ‘would love’ to get political asylum in France

Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said she would be 'in favor' of granting him asylum.

Lib Dems will apply to rejoin EU if Brexit goes ahead, says Chuka Umunna  The Independent

Liberal Democrats should take Britain back into the EU if Brexit goes ahead, the party's foreign affairs spokesperson Chuka Umunna has said. Mr Umunna also ...

Will the Western Balkans Ever Join the European Union?  The Globe Post

The western Balkans won't satisfy EU demands anytime soon, nor will they find a panacea for their economic, social, and political problems once they do.

How populist politics might affect markets

Sponsored: Political populism has grown significantly across Europe but how might this trend affect markets?

MPs 'checked with EU chiefs over Brexit delay' before passing bill  The Guardian

MPs prepare for legal battle in case PM attempts to defy law forcing him to ask for extension.

Is a clean break Brexit possible?  BBC News

There's been a lot of talk about a "clean break", allowing the country to sort things out once and for all and move on. The Brexit Party says leaving the EU with no ...

Brexit: How are the UK's talks with the EU going?  BBC News

Has there been any progress in the UK's talks in Brussels since Boris Johnson became prime minister?

The Green New Deal Has Been Handed To The EU's Vice President  Forbes

One-time presidential hopeful Frans Timmermans, a heavy hitter in EU politics, will preside over the European Green Deal to be unveiled by the end of the year.

EU looks to Northern Ireland-only backstop to break Brexit impasse  The Guardian

The EU is pinning its hopes on British negotiators reverting to the Northern Ireland-only backstop previously rejected by Theresa May as a threat to the ...

An Outlook for US-EU Trade War: Politics and Economy  Valdai Discussion Club

Luckily, Donald Trump, unlike most of his predecessors, has not yet unleashed new military conflicts involving the use of weapons and human casualties. But his ...

Chaotic scenes in the Commons as parliament is suspended – as it happened  The Guardian

Last day of parliament also sees prime minister forced to publish no-deal plans.

Johnson has reneged on Good Friday agreement vows, says EU  The Guardian

European officials have accused Boris Johnson of reneging on pledges to uphold the Good Friday agreement, ahead of the prime minister's first meeting with his ...

EU condemns ‘sinister’ move to suspend UK parliament  The Guardian

Guy Verhofstadt says five-week suspension unlikely to deliver stable future relationship.

Brexit: London could keep freedom of movement for EU citizens if Lib Dems seize control of City Hall, party’s mayoral candidate says  The Independent

London could keep freedom of movement for EU citizens after Brexit if Liberal Democrats seize control of City Hall, the party's mayoral candidate has said.

Brexit: ‘Space available’ for UK and EU to reach deal, DUP says  The Irish Times

Nigel Dodds says 'behind the soundbites' it was clear work has been going on.

Thank you Guy Verhofstadt! 'Self-satisfied arrogant Eurocrat' is a gift for Brexiteers

THE Brexit Party has launched a savage attack on 'arrogant' Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit representative, after his appearance at the ...

'A beautiful dream destroyed': Britons in EU on no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

British citizens living in EU27 nations tell of feeling abandoned as a no-deal exit looms on horizon.

We must stop Brexit in any form, councillors tell Jeremy Corbyn  The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn has come under growing internal pressure to commit Labour to a unequivocal policy of remaining in the European Union as more than 100 ...

European Parliament ‘soulless and dysfunctional’ – French MEP’s brutal critique of EU

THE European Parliament is a soulless and dysfunctional institution, according to MEP Jordan Bardella, the new face of the French right. The French right won ...

Brexit press conference goes on without Johnson  BBC News

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel says the EU needs "more than just words" from the UK government if a Brexit deal is to be agreed by the 31 October ...

David Cameron 'haunted' by decision to hold EU referendum

Former prime minister David Cameron has said the regret he feels over the decision to hold the EU referendum still haunts him. He said he is 'deeply sorry' ...

Macron's EU party draws 'red line' on Commission hearings  EURACTIV

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV's media network. You can subscribe to the ...

Brexit: 'Entire machinery of government' focused on a deal, says Patel  BBC News

The "entire machinery of government" is focused on getting a Brexit deal with the EU, says Priti Patel. The home secretary said Boris Johnson was "fully ...

Nicky Morgan says she would vote to remain in EU in a second referendum  The Guardian

Culture secretary says result of 2016 poll should be respected.

Brexit: what will the EU's next move be?  The Conversation - UK

All the drama has played out in the UK lately – with very little regard for whether any of the options under discussion would be acceptable to the EU.

Brexit: EU Commission Says Still No Concrete Proposals From Britain, Remains Open to Discussion  U.S. News & World Report

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit: EU commission says still no concrete proposals from Britain, remains open to discussion.

Brexit: Is EU softening over Withdrawal Agreement?  BBC News

So many newspaper column inches have been devoted over the last week to a debate over whether or not Boris Johnson has managed to "win a victory" over ...

UK transition deal with the EU 'could last until 2022' Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay admits  Mirror Online

Transition could be extended until December 2022 because it would allow more time to crack tense negotiations in Northern Ireland about the future of the ...

EU chaos: Italy’s political crisis could spread to Europe, warns France’s EU adviser

ITALY'S political upheaval could spread its tentacles across the European Union, France has warned months after fighting broke out between Rome's coalition ...

No-deal Brexit: What are the Welsh Government's preparations?  BBC News

Plans to stack lorries on the A55, stock up on medical devices and help food banks are among measures being taken in Wales to help cope with a no-deal Brexit ...

Boris Johnson: EU have had 'bellyful' of delays  BBC News

The prime minister has told the BBC he thinks the EU is fed up of extending the Brexit deadline for the UK. He said the bloc had had a "bellyful" of delays.

Liberal Democrats poised to back revoking article 50  The Guardian

Exclusive: Leader Jo Swinson says Lib Dems will campaign on unequivocal anti-Brexit policy.

EU Commission politics intensifies Greek row over competition post  EURACTIV

Sensitive party politicking in the run-up to the appointment of the next European Commission has further escalated an already intense debate in Greece over a ...

Politics in the age of data  Social Europe

Karin Pettersson argues that progressive politics is floundering in the waves generated by Big Data—when it could be shaping the tide.

Former PM Cameron says he has regrets about EU referendum  Irish Times

In an interview with ITV News, former prime minister David Cameron has said he does not think Boris Johnson was right to suspend parliament and he ...

Met Police drop criminal probe into Leave.EU spending  BBC News

The Met found "insufficient evidence" to continue its investigation into the pro-Brexit group.

Brexit: Boris Johnson blames MPs trying to block no-deal for EU's refusal to compromise on backstop – as it happened  The Guardian

Afternoon summary. Boris Johnson has blamed those MPs trying to stop a no-deal Brexit for the EU's refusal to compromise on the backstop. But he has also ...

EU politicians react with dismay at Boris Johnson’s threat to shut down Parliament for five weeks  The Sun

LEADING EU politicians reacted with dismay to the PM's announcement, with Ireland angrily shutting down hopes of a backstop breakthrough. EU Parliament ...

New Head of EU Delegation to BiH presents his credentials  European Western Balkans

SARAJEVO – Newly appointed Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina, who will also serve as the Union's Special Representative to the country ...

BBC Proms: Remain campaigners accused of ‘hijacking’ Last Night of the Proms by waving EU flags  Evening Standard

Anti-Brexit campaigners have sparked a heated Twitter debate after they proudly waved EU flags at the BBC's Last Night of the Proms . Dozens of audience ...

I passionately believe that I can strike a Brexit deal within weeks

Despite the Remainer attempt to crush Brexit, I am working flat out to ensure we leave on October 31.

EU calls for establishing facts behind Saudi oil attack  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. The EU on Monday reiterated that it is important to establish facts behind the drone attacks on two facilities of Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company ...

Seaside birth of a new #Georgia political movement - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Mamuka Khazaradze, founder of TBC Bank and the Anaklia Development Consortium, this week launched a new political movement called “Lelo” in Anaklia , a ...

Why Boris Johnson Can't Ignore The Big Noise From Small EU Countries  HuffPost UK

Even tiny countries like Luxembourg can have a big role in deciding the future of the UK.

Path open for independent Scotland to 'walk into' EU membership  The Scotsman

Scotland's Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell has said a path is open for an independent Scotland to "walk into" EU membership after a former ...

How policy complexity affects the duration of legislative negotiations in the EU  EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

It is often argued that EU legislation would benefit from becoming simpler. But how does the complexity of a legislative proposal affect the negotiations over ...

Boris Johnson channels the Hulk in EU negotiations  The Week UK

Prime minister says the UK will break out of its EU 'manacles' if negotiations over Brexit deal break down.

Under the Leave and Remain tags, the evidence shows we all want similar things

By Bobby Duffy. It's difficult to escape the sense that Britain is a divided nation. Barely a day goes by without political leaders emphasising the splits in our ...

Communism’s anti-democratic spectre is threatening Europe  The Irish Times

EU's core principles are under attack from illiberal states in central and eastern Europe.

The effect of public attitudes toward the EU on the European Commission's policy activity  EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

The role of the European Commission in the EU's policy process is often cited by Eurosceptic actors as one of the main problems with EU democracy. But how ...

'Get Ready for Brexit' £140MILLION campaign to prepare UK for moment we finally leave EU

A GOVERNMENT publicity blitz urging the country to “get ready for Brexit” was launched by cabinet minister Michael Gove yesterday.

LeFT statement A Left case for leaving the EU  Morning Star Online

PHIL KATZ and MARTIN HALL argue that once we leave the EU, new opportunities will open up for working-class advance.

Tunisian exit polls suggest shock victory for political outsiders  The Guardian

Kaïs Saïed and media mogul Nabil Karoui appear to have taken the top two spots and will progress to a runoff.

What next for Brazil-EU relations? | EUROPP  EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

It has been a mixed summer for relations between Brazil and Europe. In June, the EU and the South American economic bloc Mercosur reached agreement on a ...

G7 LIVE: Macron sparks fury as bid to surprise Trump with Iran meeting spectacularly fails

DONALD TRUMP was caught off guard by the unexpected arrival of the Iranian Foreign Minister for surprise G7 talks, as French President Emmanuel Macron's ...

EU Politics: A Narrow Vote for Progress  The Globalist

Can von der Leyen make a difference? Probably yes -- but only modestly so.

JCPOA Must Stay If US Wants Talks with Iran: EU  Tasnim News Agency

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday that the bloc would back talks between the US and Tehran, but ...

The far right may not have cleaned up, but its influence now dominates Europe  The Guardian

Upbeat responses to the results show how much the far right has joined the mainstream, says Guardian US columnist Cas Mudde.

What do the European Parliament election results tell us about EU politics?  Brookings Institution

Brookings Visiting Fellow Célia Belin explains three lessons to be learned from the recent elections for the European Parliament, including the surprising ...

European Green Deal Could Transform EU Politics | Reporting Democracy  Balkan Insight

Ursula von der Leyen's proposal of a European Green Deal is ambitious and urgent. It could not only reduce the continent's emissions but also help the bloc ...

Why the EU is witnessing the birth of real European politics  The Guardian

There is a problem with European elections: they are not very European. When EU citizens go to the polls this month, they will vote under national electoral laws, ...

A fractured European parliament may be just what the EU needs  The Guardian

From Amsterdam to Athens and Sweden to Spain, recent national elections across Europe have revealed a rapidly fragmenting political landscape: the big ...

How to govern a fragmented EU: What Europeans said at the ballot box  European Council on Foreign Relations

The results of the European election confront EU leaders with a considerable challenge: navigating a new, more fragmented, and polarised political ...

Muslims feel excluded from EU politics. May’s EU elections won’t change that ǀ View  euronews

The EU Parliament in Brussels is one of the most monocultural places on this very multicultural continent.

Barnier tells May she must offer 'something new' to get long Brexit extension from EU - Politics live  The Guardian

Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen, including Theresa May chairing cabinet after John Bercow ruled she cannot bring same ...

Surely Boris Johnson must have no friends left in Europe  The National

KATHLEEN Nutt's article, “PM threatens not to pay full £39bn divorce bill” (August 26) is frightening insofar as it exposes the PM's…

Facebook tightens rules on political ads ahead of EU vote  Reuters

Facebook Inc toughened its rules on political advertising in Europe on Friday under pressure from EU regulators to do more to guard against foreign meddling in ...

EU urged to get creative in power politics  Financial Times

The EU is at sea in a new world of power politics that the bloc's founding tenets leave it ill-equipped to deal with. That's the contention of a new joint paper from ...

Facebook to cave to EU pressure after row over political ad rules

EU institutions and parties had complained that social media giant's political advertising rules would hamper election campaigning.

Ursula von der Leyen: Parliament vote puts EU politics to the test  EURACTIV

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV's media network.

The far right didn’t sweep the EU elections. Europe’s centre is holding  The Guardian

The real story was a Green surge in Germany, France and elsewhere, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède.

EU Politicians Are the Worst, Except All the Others  The Wall Street Journal

'Tis the season for another bout of European Union triumphalism. Britain's attempt to leave the bloc is going terribly and may yet be ditched. Italy's euroskeptic ...

There are 17 million mobile EU citizens. We deserve a political voice  The Guardian

Those of us who reside in another member state are effectively disenfranchised, says Italian professor Alberto Alemanno.

The Guardian view on the EU elections: a chance to reshape our politics  The Guardian

Editorial: Pro-European voters should back candidates who oppose hard Brexit and are in with a chance. Above all, they must make their votes count.

UK heading for no-deal Brexit on 31 October, EU leaders conclude  The Guardian

Britain will crash out of the EU on 31 October unless Theresa May's Brexit deal is ratified or a new prime minister calls a second referendum or general election ...

What Europeans really feel: The battle for the political system  European Council on Foreign Relations

Support for membership of the European Union is currently high, but so too is pessimism about the future of the European project.

How will Brexit affect European elections around the EU?  The Guardian

European elections could affect Brexit, and British MEPs will still have an impact on the EU27.

2019 European Parliament Elections Will Change the EU's Political Dynamics  Carnegie Europe

This article is part of the Reshaping European Democracy project, an initiative of Carnegie's Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program and Carnegie ...

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission  BBC News

EU leaders have put forward their nominations for the bloc's top jobs, with a woman for the first time proposed as European Commission chief. The surprise ...

How Nationalists Are Joining Together to Tear Europe Apart  TIME

In interviews with TIME, top European officials describe Brexit as a seismic shock. Here's how nationalism may tear the E.U. apart.

EU in crisis: Brussels refusing to accept shifting political landscape - shock warning

EUROPE'S political old guard is unwilling to accept the changing mood across the continent and has found itself splintered and weakened as a result, insiders ...

What are the European elections and European parliament? | World news  The Guardian

As Europe prepares to go to the polls, we look at the workings of the union and where its power lies.

Europe's Ever Closer Confusion  Foreign Policy

What exactly is the European Union? A post-national superstate or a mechanism to augment the power of nations? A neoliberal fantasia or a protectionist cartel?

How Merkel’s plan for EU top jobs fell apart

t was a humiliation, the likes of which Angela Merkel had never experienced in her thirteen and a half years as chancellor of Germany, and as the undisputed ...

European elections: is the party over for the centre-right?  Financial Times

Dominant in EU politics for two decades, the EPP fears a backlash from populist rivals at next week's polls.

What do Europeans know about the EU before they go to the polls?  EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

Voters across Europe are set to go to the polls for European Parliament elections on 23-26 May, but how much do citizens really know about how the EU works?

The EU’s scurrilous anti-democratic dealings prove once again that it is beyond reform  The Independent

There is only one positive thing that could be said about the recent top EU appointments: the crucial posts went to women. Germany's defence minister Ursula ...

May laments 'very disappointing' EU elections as voters take Brexit revenge  The Guardian

An insurgent Brexit party and reinvigorated Liberal Democrats have delivered a harrowing night for the Conservatives and Labour at the European elections, ...

What the EU elections will — and won't — tell us about the future of Europe  CNBC

Political experts believe the vote could give more insight into national politics in each member state, rather than on the future of the EU itself.

Brexit: Michael Gove accuses 'wrong and sad' EU of intransigence  The Guardian

Michael Gove has accused the European Union of intransigence over Brexit talks, calling it “wrong and sad”, as divisions between the UK and Brussels became ...

Where is the EU going on tech and competition policy?  TechCrunch

Huge technology policy questions are looming for whoever takes the top jobs at the European Union in the coming months. Decisions that could radically ...

European Parliament elections 2019: a test for far-right populism

Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister and leader of the right-wing Lega party, rallied in Milan on Saturday with a who's who of far-right, nationalistic, ... ©