Pressed by Energy Demands, UK Allows Drilling for Shale Gas

LONDON. – In September, the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that the government will remove legislative barriers to onshore oil and gas and to deep geothermal exploration. Such measures will allows companies to start drilling and testing for shale gas in the UK and to begin to exploit available resources. Stipulations […]

France and United Kingdom Talk of Military Cooperation

After a series of official visits in the Netherlands, Turkey and the Vatican, French President Francois Hollande travelled to the United Kingdom last Friday to attend the opening of a Franco-British summit in the military base of Brize-Norton, near Oxford. Accompanied by four ministers, including Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, […]

A Europe without the UK? Cameron Sparks EU debate

On Wednesday, January 23, David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative party, announced his pledge to a referendum by the end of 2017 on Britain leaving the EU. Cameron explained that “we will give the British people a referendum with a very simple IN or OUT choice […] […]