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French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe’s future – Washington Post

PARIS — French citizens cast their votes Sunday in an unsettled race for the presidency that had the power to make or break the alliances underpinning the West’s post-World War II order. In a year of populist drama, the closely watched election offered citizens sharply differing choices about France’s role in the world. The front-runners ranged from […]

Israel-Europe gas deal sparks criticism – Aljazeera.com

Ramallah – An Israel-Europe gas pipeline deal aimed at turning Israel into a major energy exporter in the Mediterranean has come under criticism from Palestinians, particularly as the besieged Gaza Strip continues to suffer from a crippling power crisis. “The pipeline agreement between Israel, Italy, Cyprus and Greece will not only benefit corporations which directly […]

Pope Francis: Europe migrant centres ‘concentration camps’ – BBC News

Pope Francis: Europe migrant centres ‘concentration camps’ – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pope Francis was speaking at an event at the basilica of St Bartholomew on Saturday Pope Francis has described some of Europe’s holding centres for migrants and refugees as concentration camps. The Roman Catholic leader made the comments while meeting migrants during a visit to a basilica in Rome. He […]

French citizens vote in an uncertain race that could determine Europe’s future – Washington Post

PARIS — French voters cast their votes Sunday in an unsettled race for the presidency that had the power to make or break the alliances underpinning the West’s post-World War II order. In a year of populist drama, the closely watched election offered citizens sharply differing choices about France’s role in the world. The front-runners ranged from […]

Many fewer independent fund directors in Europe than the US – Financial Times

Many fewer independent fund directors in Europe than the US Many fewer independent fund directors in Europe than the US – Financial Times

Europe’s late spring freeze – Aljazeera.com

Over the past week, a mass of polar air has marched through Europe, from Germany to the shores of the Black Sea. It was fronted by an active band of cloud that brought with it strong winds, rain and snow. Alpine skiers from France to Austria were happily surprised by what turned out to […]

A Tale Of Two Elections: France, UK And The End Of Europe As We Know It? – Forbes

On the cusp of one election — France’s, Sunday — and another — Great Britain’s, in 7-1/2 weeks — Europeans and those of us expats enjoying the many benefits of life in the Old World are wondering whether the predictions of the end of the European Union are merely anxiety-induced foaming at the mouth or something far […]

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right – BBC News

Germany AfD: Right-wingers set to move further right – BBC News

Image copyright EPA Image caption Delegates to the conference had to be escorted by police officers in riot gear The populist, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) has rejected a bid by its co-leader to move the party closer to the mainstream. Frauke Petry had wanted the AfD to seek coalition with other parties and reject […]

European Rugby Champions Cup 2017 – ESPN.co.uk

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Saracens stormed into the Champions Cup final after absorbing Munster’s first-half onslaught before powering to a 26-10 victory at the Aviva Stadium. The champions will defend their crown in Edinburgh on May 13 against either Clermont or Leinster, who meet on Sunday, as their quest to repeat […]

Europe Is at the Core of France’s Foreign Policy – Council on Foreign Relations

It remains difficult to predict who will be the eventual winner of France’s upcoming presidential elections, with the first round to take place April 23 and a runoff between the top two candidates set for May 7. Polls indicate that any of the four primary presidential candidates could emerge victorious: the traditional right’s François Fillon, […]

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