Withdrawal from the European Union
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held the first election rally of the campaign for early elections in Birmingham, where he stressed the importance of the vote. Johnson called the December 12 election to try to break the Brexit deadlock, paralyzing the country for more than three years and beginning to undermine confidence in the world's fifth largest economy.
Emmanuel Macron, the French President, has warned European countries that they can no longer rely on America to defend NATO allies.
"What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO".
Europe stands on "the edge of a precipice", he says, and needs to start thinking of itself strategically as a geopolitical power.
In addition, one of the issues of "discord" within the Union is the alleged conflict of interest of one of the EU leaders, according to European media.
Instead of leading the EU into a more integrated post-Brexit era, three major institutions that have to cooperate to make the Union function effectively — the Council, Commission and Parliament — are fighting each other.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said today that it is up to the European Union to decide on a delay for Brexit, but the UK should leave the bloc on October 31, Reuters reported.
"It's in their (EU) power now to decide whether or not to have an extension. What we have is a great deal on the table."