Posts tagged as promise

EU breaks promise of safe passage for 50,000 refugees

By Tom Wills on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The EU has delivered only three-quarters of a two-year program due to be completed by the end of October. Lithuania did not provide figures to DW on how many people were resettled in the country. European governments have failed to deliver on a pledge to admit 50,000 refugees by this month, DW has learned. The European Union launched the resettlement programme two years ago with a deadline of October 31,…

Angela Merkel promises stability in spite of Social Democratic Party losing their leader

Monday, June 3, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the government coalition will continue working in spite of the fact that Social Democratic Party’s leader Andrea Nahles has decided to step down, BBC reports. «I would like to say on behalf of the government, we will continue the government’s work with all seriousness. We will above all do it with a great sense of responsibility,» Merkel said. Angela Merkel said she respects Nahles’ «far…

Lithuanian opposition seeks top court’s opinion on referendum to cut size of parliament

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lithuania’s opposition lawmakers have collected signatures on a petition asking for Constitutional Court’s opinion on a new law on referendum and the ruling bloc’s decision to hold a referendum on cutting the number of seats in the Seimas.  “We are turning to the Constitutional Court, because the court itself has noted that the Law on Referendum, which was amended last December, might not comply with the Constitution,” Gabrielius Landsbergis, leader of the conservative…

Election joke

Monday, October 15, 2018

“Daddy,” a little girl asked her father, “do all fairy tales begin with ‘Once upon a time’? ” “No, sweetheart,” he answered. “Some begin with ‘If I am elected.'”

May Weighs Brexit Fix that Keeps EU Rules for Longer

By Tim Ross on Saturday, August 18, 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is drawing up a plan to keep key European Union rules for longer after Brexit in order to break the deadlock in negotiations, a move that risks angering euroskeptics in her party. According to people familiar with the situation, the U.K. is working on options to avoid a hard border with Ireland, the issue that’s become the biggest obstacle to an orderly divorce. One idea…