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The European Union has threatened to slap sanctions on Turkey if it continues with what Brussels has called "illegal drilling". Greece launched naval drills this week in the area where Turkey is prospecting for oil and gas, and France, Cyprus, and Italy said they would join Athens.
European nations need to carry more of the burden of defense spending, Merkel said, because they cannot assume that the US will be there to protect them.
by Stuart Littlewoood I had barely finished my rant against the British Government for showering new rewards on the Israelis (see ‘Do Palestinians’ lives matter?’)...
Why are Arab States No Longer Bound to Follow Washington’s Policy on Iran? by Salman Rafi Sheikh, ...with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow - First published ......
Sure, countries that want to be bailed out can threaten to leave the EU, but what advantage is that going to give them for long term survival?
Jim W. Dean - The only feasible reason for not taking the path that would bring positive change is that, like the US, the EU has been compromised by Israeli intelligence operations, pure and simple.
Jim W. Dean - Dear EU, Gordon and I are available for consultation, but we would have to review some of the past goofs to see what you have learned for anything to be feasible now.
Jim W. Dean - China seems ramped up to boost its recovery by going into full production of all needed medical equipment not only for the money but the massive goodwill it will create.
Jim W. Dean - The idea of pussy footing around in not closing the door to all illegal immigration is insanity under the current virus spreading conditions.
Six European countries, among them US NATO allies, have joined an EU scheme to bypass Donald Trump’s sweeping sanctions, which ban all trade activities with Iran, raising the ire of a notorious American ambassador in Berlin.
Jim W. Dean - The EU downturn is partly due to its own foolish moves over sanctions against Russia for "taking over" Crimea when it voted overwhelmingly to rejoin Russia rather than receiving the neo-Nazi treatment.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister says Tehran is determined to reduce more of its commitments under a 2015 multinational nuclear deal.
Based on the warrant in its current form, any interference with the Adrian Daria would contravene the US’ own laws, not to mention international law as enshrined in the Law of the Sea.
Non-EU members will be taking part in INSTEX, which was established to enable non-dollar trade between the 28-nation bloc and Iran.
Brussels stated on Wednesday that it was reducing economic growth forecasts for the EU, emphasizing the risk posed by "any further escalation of trade tensions".
Participants at the meeting in Vienna reported progress on other issues and reaffirmed their commitment to supporting non-proliferation projects.
Jim W. Dean - Tehran will no longer buy the 'its just around the corner" story regarding INSTEX being set up to begin trade normalization.
Jim W. Dean - Europe has a lot of problems. It has to be proactive, versus reacting to Trump's moves as he plays cat-and-mouse with them.
Pence was met with silence at the Munich Security Conference in Germany after he delivered his signature line: “I bring you greetings from the 45th president of the United States, President Donald Trump.”