Ten Roads blocked at the French-Spanish Border in the Pyrenees-Orientales

CRISIS IN CATALONIA: For several hours, protesters blocked roads in protest against the arrest of members of the Catalan government … A dozen roads were cut Friday morning in Catalonia by demonstrators protesting on both sides of the Franco-Spanish border against the arrest of members of the Catalan government, according to the Catalan Traffic Service. National 2, an …

Strong Economic Recovery Takes Hold in the Euro Zone

ECONOMY: Solid growth, falling unemployment rate … the economic recovery takes hold in the euro zone and exceeds own forecasts The euro zone continues to show economic recovery surprisingly robust despite the Brexit , the Catalan crisis or uncertainties that have posed in recent months several decisive national elections. According to a first estimate published on Tuesday by the European Statistical Office Eurostat, economic …

Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger … The European Parliament Toughens Rules

MEPs voted on Thursday a strengthening of Regulation “ePrivacy” to force the instant communication services like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to ensure confidentiality of exchanges. MEPs voted Thursday to toughen privacy rules messaging or email services like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Skype aligning them with those of telecommunications operators. Only the latter were previously subject to regulation …

Brexit: Theresa May Calls on the EU for an Agreement that She Can “Defend”

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Thursday urged the 27 other European leaders to agree on an EU withdrawal agreement she can “defend” in front of her countrymen in the UK. “The clear and urgent imperative to be as dynamic as you create allows us to move forward together,” she pleaded. The British Prime Minister, …

Athens: Emmanuel Macron is in Favour of a Radical Reform of Europe

SPEECH: He also announced that he would support “transnational lists for the European elections” … A new Europe in sight. From the first day of his state visit to Greece, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron , delivered a strong speech to “rebuild Europe”, restoring “sovereignty, democracy and trust.” To achieve this, he cited the creation of a …