This Week in Europe: Spain changes governments, AfD leader's clothes stolen, and more

This Week in Europe: Spain changes governments, AfD leader's clothes stolen, and more

Members of the TNF team recount big events from Europe from the past week, and point attention to news that may have passed notice. What did we miss? Comment on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/thenewfederalist.eu ! Anti-immigration party victorious in Slovenia The Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) received 25% of the votes in Slovenia’s elections of […]

How we all colluded in Fortress Europe

How we all colluded in Fortress Europe

In October 2013, a ship carrying migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Some 300 people drowned. It was not the first time that migrants had drowned in the Mediterranean. In fact, at that time it was estimated that in the previous 25 years at least 20,000 people had died trying to reach the […]

Trump dismisses Europe's trade pitch

Trump dismisses Europe's trade pitch

LA MALBAIE, Canada — Days after igniting a trade war, Donald Trump declared Saturday that he wants a world free of all tariffs and trade barriers. Speaking at a news conference before leaving a G7 summit in Quebec, Trump insisted that the U.S. had long been victimized by its major allies and trading partners — […]

Europe Resolve on Iran Deal Weakening, Israel Says

Europe Resolve on Iran Deal Weakening, Israel Says

Aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu say they believe he has made progress in persuading Western powers that they need to do more to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East and contain Tehran’s military ambitions in the region. His trip to Western Europe comes amid some objections to the U.S. decision to pull […]

European markets lower ahead of G-7 summit

European markets lower ahead of G-7 summit

On Wall Street, stocks were lower, with market sentiment offset by trade concerns with investors focused on this weekend’s summit of G-7 world leaders in Quebec. President Donald Trump‘s tariffs on steel and aluminium imports have caused upset among other G-7 members, including Canada and France. While Trump may not mind being isolated, “we don’t […]

Flying to Europe this summer? Join the club

Flying to Europe this summer? Join the club

WOW air and other low-cost carriers based in Europe are responsible for much of the growth in transatlantic flights coming to or from the U.S. WOW air, which started flying in 2012, wasn’t even serving the U.S. in the summer of 2014. Four years later it’s expected to offer more than a million seats between […]

Rome's battle with Europe will show if Italy is too big to fail, strategist says

Rome's battle with Europe will show if Italy is too big to fail, strategist says

Franco Origlia/Getty Images Giuseppe Conte delivers a declaration after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of consultations for a new government at the Quirinale Palace on May 23, 2018 in Rome, Italy. There’s a standoff emerging between the European Union and the new Italian government, one which will ultimately answer the question […]

Uber is launching its bike-share company Jump in Europe

Uber is launching its bike-share company Jump in Europe

In the two months since Uber bought bike-share startup Jump, the company’s bright red bikes have already rolled out across a few US cities — and now they’re coming to Europe. Onstage at today’s NOAH Conference in Berlin, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced that the company would be expanding beyond its traditional taxi rides with […]

Europe markets open higher, latest US-China trade developments in focus

Europe markets open higher, latest US-China trade developments in focus

Italy’s incoming coalition government won its first confidence vote by the Senate on Tuesday evening. New Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte presented the coalition’s plans to crackdown on immigration and up welfare spending while cutting taxes. But Jens Weidmann, head of Germany’s central bank, warned that the market reaction to Italy’s unstable politics demonstrates that the […]

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