James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

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Tusk: EU powerless to stop Aleppo carnage

A downbeat Donald Tusk last night (15 December) admitted that the European Union was powerless to stop Russian-backed bloodshed in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The European Council President said, … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theresa May might look lonely, but cracks are showing in the EU’s united front

It has taken just under six months but power tussles over Brexit plans are exposing splits among the Brussels bigwigs.

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

May defends EU response to Aleppo bombing, as Russian warships sail in English Channel

British Prime Minister Theresa May today (21 October) insisted that EU leaders’ response to Moscow’s bombing of Aleppo was a success, as Russian warships passed through the English Channel on … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage on UKIP’s future: After Brexit, who cares?

Nigel Farage told EurActiv.com that UKIP’s role after the UK referendum on Europe was to ensure there was “no backsliding or betrayal” on the vote to Leave. But he refused … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Refugee crisis and EU migration policy to blame for Brexit, says Hungary’s Orbán

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán today (29 June) blamed the British vote to quit the European Union on the EU’s inability to handle the refugee crisis.

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sketch: COP21 circus ends with love letters to Paris

“It’s like a European Council summit on drugs that goes on for weeks,” one flustered delegate at the UN Climate Change Conference told your reporter last week.

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

COP21 celebrations, but governments must mind the emissions gap

World governments today (12 December) agreed a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

China pours cold water on EU’s ambition coalition at COP21

China tonight (11 December) poured cold water on the European Union’s ambition to use an alliance of developed and developing nations to push for a strong deal at the UN Climate … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

COP21 protest banners censored by UN

EXCLUSIVE/ Civil society organisations must submit their banners for United Nations approval before being given permission to protest at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21).

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Soundcloud interviews from COP21

Green MEP Bas Eickhout, veteran of many a COP, gives his rundown on the climate talks, and brands the idea the EU is leading the so-called “High Ambition Coalition” nonsense. … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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