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Germany Orders Daimler to Recall 774000 Diesels in Europe

Germany Orders Daimler to Recall 774000 Diesels in Europe

Daimler AG was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany’s top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes-Benz maker’s diesel emissions. The carmaker will upgrade engine software in Vito vans as well as the GLC sport-utility vehicle and C-Class sedan, Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said Monday in […]

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 […]

Thousands march for LGBT rights in pride parades across Europe

Thousands march for LGBT rights in pride parades across Europe

Thousands of people in cities across Europe marched in pride parades to support LGBT rights on Saturday. In Rome, thousands of people took to the streets just days after Italy’s new families minister caused a storm by saying homosexual families do not legally exist. “It’s very important that we’re here, because we need to respond […]

France 'flooded' with cocaine as traffickers exploit 'back door to Europe'

France 'flooded' with cocaine as traffickers exploit 'back door to Europe'

France is being “flooded” with cocaine as dozens of drug ‘mules’ arrive daily in Paris on passenger flights from Guiana, a French territory in South America. After landing in Paris, some of the drugs are then transported to the UK and other European countries, notably the Netherlands, according to French police. Police and customs officials […]

The European Spring's continuing Open Call to Europe's progressive forces

The European Spring's continuing Open Call to Europe's progressive forces

EUROPEAN SPRING was created to be a force of unity across Europe between progressives facing the historic duty to oppose, simultaneously, the regressive establishment and the xenophobic nationalists rising high due to the establishment’s failed, austerity policies. EUROPEAN SPRING believes that for unity to be possible and effective, it must be centred on common actions […]

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 […]

Why Europe is pivotal player for China in a three-way trade puzzle

Why Europe is pivotal player for China in a three-way trade puzzle

China should collaborate on multiple fronts to work through a three-way stand-off over trade between Beijing, Brussels and Washington, observers and diplomats have said. The need for a strategic balancing act has gained fresh urgency with Beijing and the European Union (EU) to hold high-level economic talks on June 25, according to a European source, […]

Europe markets slightly higher as Italy woes linger, WH Smith up 6%

Europe markets slightly higher as Italy woes linger, WH Smith up 6%

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was marginally above the flatline in late morning deals with most sectors moving into positive territory. The main Italian index fell about 0.6 percent, whereas the three other main bourses traded positively. New Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte presented his coalition’s plans to crackdown on immigration and up welfare spending while […]

European Politicians Are Suddenly Quoting Dostoyevsky

European Politicians Are Suddenly Quoting Dostoyevsky

LONDON—Is Europe having a Dostoyevsky moment? Or is it a Pushkin moment? French President Emmanuel Macron cited Dostoyevsky’s speech about Pushkin—in which the writer makes a dramatic appeal for Russian universalism—in a press conference with Vladimir Putin in Saint Petersburg on May 24. Then, on Tuesday, the prime minister of Italy’s new populist government, Giuseppe […]

Ahead Of Austria Visit, Putin Denies Russian Plan To Destabilize Europe

Ahead Of Austria Visit, Putin Denies Russian Plan To Destabilize Europe

Russia has no interest in weakening the European Union, President Vladimir Putin has said ahead of his first trip to an EU country since his recent reelection. Putin is scheduled to travel to Austria on June 5 for talks expected to focus on Russia’s role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the EU sanctions […]