British Prime Minister Theresa May goes to Washington this week. As the Wall Street Journal notes, the two leaders hold diametrically opposed views on globalization and trade, the president seeking economic self-sufficiency for his country, and the prime minister wishing to project the United Kingdom around the world.
The United Kingdom’s ambassador to the European Union resigned on Jan. 3, adding uncertainty to the Brexit process less than three months before the U.K. is due to trigger its departure negotiations.
This past year has been one where the limits and failings of democracy became more visible than at any time since World War II enshrined the view that representative government was best.
Britain’s first post-Brexit budget will focus on infrastructure and could spell an end to the previous government’s rigid fiscal targets, according to a treasury statement released on Nov. 20
Category: SELİN NASİ
Two important referendums took place on Oct. 2 – one in Hungary and the other in Colombia.
Germany and Britain agreed on July 20 that Prime Minister Theresa May needed time to prepare for talks to leave the EU, after London took the first step towards Brexit by giving up its presidency of the European Union
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The U.K. is not the only example, but one of the features of advanced democracies is that there is a functioning in-party democracy and there is no domination by the leader
Boris Johnson, the former London mayor and "Leave" campaign figurehead in Britain's EU referendum, was appointed foreign secretary on July 13 in new Prime Minister Theresa May's government
Category: MURAT YETKİN
With Theresa May taking the British prime minister’s office on July 13, a second woman will be at the helm of another major European power, after Germany’s Angela Merkel
Theresa May on July 13 will become the prime minister who leads Britain into talks to quit the European Union, after her last rival in the bid to succeed David Cameron pulled out
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he pushed for more support for the fight against terrorism at the NATO leaders’ summit in the Polish capital on July 8-9
Category: MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ
Irrespective of what U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said during the Brexit campaign about Turkey perhaps not joining the EU for the next several decades, the U.K. has been historically a strong friend of Turkey bilaterally, in the transatlantic partnership and as a standard bearer within the EU for Turkey’s ambitions to join the bloc
British finance minister George Osborne was July 11 holding talks with Wall Street investors, kicking-off a series of visits to leading international financial centers to build post-Brexit economic ties
Energy minister Andrea Leadsom abruptly withdrew from the contest to succeed David Cameron as the British prime minister on July 11, leaving her rival Theresa May as the only candidate
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his discomfort with a German parliament’s resolution on the mass killings of Armenians at the hands of the Ottomans a century ago when he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Warsaw on July 9
Eurosceptic MEP Nigel Farage, a major driving force behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union, on July 4 stepped down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Britain's ruling Conservative Party was left reeling on July 1, after the shock withdrawal of favourite Boris Johnson from the race to become prime minister in the wake of the vote to leave the EU
With a cannon blast and a piercing whistle, Britain and France on July 1 marked 100 years since soldiers emerged from their trenches to begin one of the bloodiest battles of World War I at the River Somme
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The European Union has been one of the more successful initiatives in history in advancing peace, democracy and human rights, in addition to the economic and political transformation of not only the European continent but also its neighborhood
Turkey’s stalled European Union membership process gained new momentum on June 30, as a new chapter on financial and budgetary provisions was opened amid soured relations after the bloc asked Ankara to change its anti-terror laws before granting Turks visa-free travel to the Schengen area
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