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September 2, 2018 3:29 PM Trump brands Merkel 'RIDICULOUS': US president predicts EU capitulation in trade standoff

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has hit out at German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the American leader intensified his rhetoric of a trade war with the EU this week. President Trump intensified his rhetoric against Brussels, claiming that the EU’s trade policies were “as bad as China”. He agreed in July to hold back on his proposed 25 percent tariffs on cars to allow 12

August 23, 2018 3:49 PM 'Let's correct Brexit!' Angela Merkel ally demands Britain re-join the EU in 2035

GERMANY’S pro-EU Youth Union led by an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded Britain apply to re-join the bloc in 2035 - despite the UK not having left yet. The group, also known as the Junge Union, campaigns in favour of Brussels on behalf of Germany’s young people and now argues that as many young Britons voted Remain in the 2016 EU referendum 10

August 20, 2018 7:03 AM Germany CRISIS LOOMING: Turkey lira disaster could spark chaos, admits Merkel's government

THE Turkey lira crisis could prove disastrous for Germany's economy, according to a bombshell report by Angela Merkel's government. The Turkish currency has lost nearly 40 percent of its value against the dollar this year, hit a worsening diplomatic rift with the US. In a report released today, Berlin's finance ministry raises concerns about the "new economic 15

August 6, 2018 9:30 PM Germany trade surplus is ‘BURDEN’ to EU partners and is ‘stifling’ the bloc

GERMANY’S huge EU trade surpluses are a burden on other member countries and are even stifling the bloc’s growth and employment, according to economic expert Dr Michael Ivanovitch. Last year, Angela Merkel’s country had more than a 159 billion euro surplus on its goods trade with other countries in the EU. This year the surplus has broken another record 18

August 6, 2018 12:15 AM You ‘BREAK YOUR OWN RULES’ if you fail to compromise on Brexit

UK MINISTERS have sent an unequivocal message to EU bosses, warning Brussels they will be breaking their own rules if they refuse to come to a compromise in the Brexit negotiations. Senior Whitehall sources said on Saturday night if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal “we will make clear whose fault it was”. They point to Article 8 of the treaty 17

July 24, 2018 7:52 AM Merkel’s motor industry relies on Juncker’s LAST-DITCH visit to Trump to save US-EU trade

TOP eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker heads to the United States to meet Donald Trump in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a full-blown trade war between Brussels and Washington after a heated exchange of transatlantic threats in recent months. The European Commission’s President won’t be able to start formal negotiations without a vote from the 28 European Council 14

July 22, 2018 11:33 PM EU warns Brexit talks CANNOT be extended unless there is ANOTHER referendum

THE UK cannot extend article 50 negotiations and stop a no deal Brexit unless there is a major shift in British politics through a second referendum or general election, senior diplomats and European Commission officials have said. EU sources say the European chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has repeatedly warned the “clock is ticking” but it is not lack of time that stands 10

July 19, 2018 9:20 AM EU expansion: Kosovo set to be granted visa free travel to EU in further enlargement

KOSOVO is on the way to being granted visa-free travel into the European Union after reaching two milestone benchmarks needed by the European Commission. High unemployment, perennial corruption and a series of recent crises in the country had put Kosovo’s prospects of joining the EU slim in February. But on Wednesday, the commission said it was satisfied 20

July 5, 2018 1:50 PM 'For once Davis is right!' Surprise as 'Europeans BACK Brexit negotiator' on customs plan

BRITAIN'S chief Brexit negotiator David Davis is right in his assessment of Theresa May's suspected customs plan as "unworkable," according to a leading European political-risk analyst Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis has surprised Europeans with his remarks dismissing Theresa May's new customs plan before it is unveiled. Mr Davis has told the Prime 18

June 30, 2018 1:07 PM 'Wrong!' Merkel rejects claim EU spent 5 MINUTES on Brexit

ANGELA Merkel sought to clear up speculation that the topic of Brexit was only discussed for five minutes at yesterday's European Council - insisting the discussion, in fact, lasted for 15 minutes Following ten hours of debate on striking a European-wide migration deal, EU leaders spent just minutes debating Brexit. In a sign of European priorities 19