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June 18, 2018 12:50 PM EU budget debate: "NO agreement!" Eurozone talks between France and Germany get HEATED

FRANCE and Germany will have "no agreement" on the eurozone budget unless every single detail is agreed on, an EU source involved in the negotiations revealed following a turbulent debate between French finance minister Bruno Le Maire and German finance minister Olaf Scholz this weekend. Speaking about the possibility of Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron 6

June 18, 2018 6:00 AM 'Merkel collapse would trigger uncontrollable breakup' EU fear German swing to the right

THE biggest threat to the EU is the imminent collapse of Angela Merkel's fragile coalition, which would lead to a Europe-wide breakup "in an uncontrollable way" according to a leading left-wing and pro-EU commentator. The political instability that has rocked the German government could set in motion the breakup of the European Union, according to Paul Mason 6

June 17, 2018 10:01 AM 'EU survival at stake' European Parliament chief says EU faces crunch decision in 2 WEEKS

THE President of the European Parliament has admitted that the future of the European Union faces a make-or-break moment by the end of June if European leaders cannot resolve the expanding migration crisis. The President of the European Parliament Antoni Tajani issued a shock warning to European leaders ahead of a crucial European Council summit at the end of June. Speaking 9

May 17, 2018 10:13 AM 'We respond with one voice': French president Macron talks up close alliance with May and Merkel amid tensions with US over Israel, Iran nuclear deal and steel tariffs

Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on his close links with Theresa May and Angela Merkel today - saying they would respond to global threats with 'one voice'. The French president posted a picture of himself deep in conversation with his British and German counterparts at a summit in Sofia. Amid mounting tensions with the US over the Iran nuclear deal, Mr Macron 4

May 17, 2018 10:11 AM Theresa May in Macedonia LIVE: PM becomes first in 20 years to visit after EU-Western Balkan Summit

Prime Minister Theresa May has flown to Macedonia this afternoon having spent the morning meeting EU leaders in Bulgaria. Mrs May met with French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel shortly after landing in Sofia. European leaders were meeting to discuss the further expansion of the EU into the Western Balkans. They also discussed 3

April 13, 2018 5:21 AM Turnbull to push free trade deal with EU

Malcolm Turnbull will meet with the head of Europe's largest economy in a bid to get the European Union to the table on a huge free trade deal. The prime minister will also meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the heads of the European Union and NATO on his two-week trip overseas. Mr Turnbull will land in London on April 18 for the Commonwealth 7

March 9, 2018 12:46 PM GERMANY PANICS: Angela Merkel LOSES her cool over Trump tariffs as US takes aim

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she sees President Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs "with concern" and she supports the EU Commission in addressing the World Trade Organization about the dispute. Speaking in Munich the German leader said she is also seeking dialogue with her US counterpart and called for the EU to be exempt from the tarifs 38

March 5, 2018 9:33 AM Merkel calls on new German government to start work quickly

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the coalition deal and says “it’s important that we start quickly with our work”. Ms Merkel was speaking a day after the centre-left Social Democrats voted overwhelmingly to remain in a coalition with her conservative bloc, giving the chancellor the support needed to preserve her governing coalition and secure 7

February 27, 2018 7:14 AM 'Germany changed the rules' Why Eastern Europeans are FURIOUS at Angela Merkel

THE European Union’s newest members in Eastern Europe are furious with German leader Angela Merkel over her handling of the refugee crisis, a political scientist has revealed. Ivan Krastev said countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic enjoyed a brief honeymoon period after joining the EU but now feel like they have been taken advantage 63

February 8, 2018 12:21 PM NEW EU! Tusk rejoices at Merkel's new German coalition and unveils list of MAJOR reforms

EU CHIEF Donald Tusk has welcomed Angela Merkel’s new German coalition and said the deal would be the spark for major new European reforms. The president of the European Council has said he hopes a serious of changes - within the next five months. Yesterday, Mrs Merkel completed a deal with opposition party SPD to form a new government. However, the controversial 43