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Futures News - WSJ.com: What's News Europe
From today, July 22, 2018
- U.K. Shows Unease About Huawei Gear
The U.K. government raised new concerns about the use of telecommunications gear from Huawei Technologies, stepping back from previous assertions that the Chinese company?s products didn?t present a national security threat.
- EU to Take Legal Action Over Hungary's Hardline Migrant Policies
The European Union?s executive branch will take Hungary to court over the government?s treatment of asylum seekers, escalating a battle over how to balance the continent?s legal guarantees for refugees with popular demand for tighter borders.
- Spanish Judge Drops Extradition Requests for Six Catalan Separatists
A Spanish Supreme Court judge dropped extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians, including ex-regional leader Carles Puigdemont.
- World Cup Win Triggers Identity Anxiety in Multiethnic France
The notion that France owes its World Cup soccer triumph to Africa?given the African heritage of many of its players?has seeped into the rhetoric of public figures from Trevor Noah to Nicolás Maduro. France is not amused.
- Europe Warns of Retaliation Over U.S. Auto Tariffs
The European Union said it would retaliate if President Donald Trump slaps tariffs on car exports to the U.S., cautioning Washington against unilateral measures that threaten global free-trade.
- Europe's English-Language Boom Is a Bust for the U.K.
Britons? complacency about learning other languages in view of the growing dominance of their own is a competitive disadvantage in the making, Simon Nixon writes.
- May's Brexit Plan Narrowly Survives in Parliament
Prime Minister Theresa May?s Brexit plan narrowly passed in parliament, a struggle that casts doubt on whether she can negotiate an exit deal with the European Union that is acceptable to British lawmakers.
- Japan, EU Sign Trade Deal: 'We Stand Together Against Protectionism'
The leaders of Japan and the European Union signed a deal to create one of the world?s largest liberalized trade zones, in contrast to disputes between the U.S. and several of its trading partners.
- France Begins Release of Hundreds of Radicalized Inmates
Hundreds of inmates radicalized during the war in Syria and the rise of Islamic State will be released from French prisons before the end of next year.
- Trump Questions Finding of Russia's 2016 Meddling as He Appears With Putin
President Donald Trump on Monday publicly questioned the U.S. intelligence conclusion that Moscow meddled in the 2016 presidential election as he stood beside Russian leader Vladimir Putin, in a move that lawmakers of both parties said was a stunning alignment with a U.S. adversary.
- Theresa May Says Trump Advised Her to Sue the EU
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the secret advice she received from President Donald Trump on how to handle Brexit talks: He suggested the U.K. sue the European Union.
- British Leader's Brexit Plan Imperiled by Conservative Hardliners
The future of British Prime Minister Theresa May?s post-Brexit plan hangs on a kernel of hardliners within her own Conservative Party devoted to ending the influence of the European Union in the U.K.
- Trump Affirms Support for U.K.'s May, Post-Brexit Trade
President Trump expressed his support for a trade pact with the U.K., seeking to walk back earlier comments in which he said Theresa May?s Brexit plan would ?kill? the chances of such a deal.
- Trump Says May's Brexit Plan Could 'Kill' Chances of U.S. Trade Deal
President Donald Trump warned U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May that a plan her government released Thursday outlining its future economic relationship with the European Union could hurt chances of a bilateral trade deal.
- Poland Steps Up Supreme Court Purge
Poland?s government is drafting new laws to rush its purge of the Supreme Court, racing ahead of efforts by the European Union to halt what authorities in Brussels view as a rapid erosion in rule of law.
- Germany Delays Greece's Final Bailout Payment
Germany held up the final bailout disbursement for Greece, a move indicative of how difficult it will be for the southern country to regain financial sovereignty even as it exits an eight-year bailout regime in August.
- European Governments Fail to Agree on Redistributing Migrants
European governments on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on redistributing migrants across the bloc, one of the thorniest issues facing the continent as a backlash against refugees gathers speed.
- As Trump Arrives, Europe Frets Over His Designs on Postwar Global Order
European leaders await President Donald Trump?s visit this week with a big question, Simon Nixon writes. Does he want to reform the multilateral system underpinning the West?s security and prosperity?or destroy it?
- Cabinet Clash Only First Test for U.K.'s New Brexit Strategy
The resignation of two British ministers in response to Prime Minister Theresa May?s proposal for a future relationship with the European Union suggests even tougher tests between now and March 29, when Britain is due to leave the EU.
- Trump Pressures NATO Allies Ahead of Summit
President Donald Trump leveled fresh criticism against allies over their military spending as he kicked off a seven-day tour through Europe that begins with a NATO gathering and ends with a summit with President Vladimir Putin.
- Germany's Interior Minister Unveils 'Master Plan' to Cut Immigration
Germany?s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer unveiled scores of measures aimed at limiting immigration, in the latest sign of a backlash against the arrival of 1.5 million refugees since 2015.
- Eurozone House Prices Rise at Fastest Rate in 11 Years
Eurozone house prices rose at the fastest pace in 11 years during the first three months of 2018, a development that is likely to reinforce the European Central Bank?s determination to end a key stimulus program in December.
- Resignations Over May's Brexit Plan Throw U.K. Government Into Turmoil
The resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis plunged Theresa May into a political crisis and increased the chances of a challenge to her party leadership.