Industry Commissioner says Europe will speed up space ambitions

Thierry Breton, Internal Market Commissioner said on Sunday EU is planning to invest in rocket launches, satellite communication and space exploration, in light of rapid progress by the US and China.  “Space is one of Europe’s strong points, and we’re giving ourselves the means to speed up,” Breton told Reuters in an interview, on Sunday. […]

Brexit bill passes first EP test, gets signed by von der Leyen, Michel

Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission’s chief and Charles Michel, EU Council President formally signed on Friday the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) that paves the way for UK’s divorce from the EU on 31 January. “Things will inevitably change but our friendship will remain. We start a new chapter as partners and allies,” tweeted Michel on […]

Kurdistan’s powerful Barzani family accused of using London real estate to corrupt Iraq regulators

While 2019 marked the ten-year anniversary of the withdrawal of most British troops from Iraq, court filings in the United States have shed new light on how the UK, specifically London’s notoriously opaque real estate market, continues to play a role in the governance issues roiling Iraq to this day. A request for discovery filed […]

MPs vote in favour of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

The members of the UK parliament voted today in favour of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, paving the way for UK’s scheduled divorce from the European Union on 31 January 2020. With 358 votes in favour to 234 against, MPs agreed to give the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) a second reading, to be further debated and […]

What Happens to Brexit Now?

In May 1832, a political and ideological struggle between Reformers and Reactionaries brought Britain the closest it has been to revolution. In the “Days of May” of 1832, Britain abandoned its stagnant, century-old politics that had barely changed since the Acts of Union in 1707, and entered a new phase in which politics became formalised. […]