Award-Winning Economist Roger Bootle: EU On The Verge Of Collapse

Britain’s departure from the EU, a process that will take about two years, has formally gone into motion. MintPress News had the opportunity to speak with prize-winning economist Roger Bootle about what Brexit will ultimately mean for the country’s economy, as well as the European Union as a whole.

According to award-winning UK economist Roger Bootle, the European Union has grown unsustainable and due to various factors, in about to burst. (AP/Francisco Seco)

LONDON-- The recent triggering of Article 50 of the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty by the United Kingdom has formally set into motion the process of Britain’s departure from the EU, an action that is in line with the result of last June’s referendum, where 52 percent of British voters chose to leave the union. Europe is now faced with the

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French Election Pits Far-Right Firebrand Against Investment Banker In Historic Runoff

French voters shut out the country’s political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country’s modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.

French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the spectrum for the runoff election.

France will see the far-right, xenophobic Front National candidate Marine Le Pen face off against Emmanuel Macron, an investment banker who hasn't held public office, in a runoff vote on May 7, as the first round of an unusual presidential election concluded with Sunday's vote. Students immediately took to the streets in protest against Le Pen's

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EU Votes To Lift Immunity For French Far-Right Firebrand Marine Le Pen

The lifting of Le Pen’s immunity does not relate to another corruption case centered on her aide at the European Parliament, who is suspected of being paid from EU money while working on her party’s behalf.

Marine Le Pen, the French far-right presidential candidate adjuts her hair as she attends a debate in Paris. The European Parliament has voted Thursday March 2, 2017 to lift Le Pen's immunity from prosecution. (AP/Francois Mori)

PARIS (REPORT) — The European Parliament voted Thursday to lift the immunity from prosecution for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting gruesome images of Islamic State violence, a crime that carries up to three years in prison in France. The legislature voted by a broad majority in Brussels to clear the way for the possible

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Are A French Politician’s Islamophobic Remarks Protected Under Freedom Of Expression?

The European Parliament recently stripped Marine Le Pen of her immunity from prosecution for her comparison of Muslims with the NazI occupation.

“Fifteen years ago, we started seeing veils on our streets; more and more veils. Then we started seeing burqas: more and more burqas. After that came prayers in the streets […] and now there are 10 to 15 locations in which people gather, taking our public space. […] I’m sorry, but some people are very fond of talking about the Second World War and

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