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EU ignores Hungary veto on Israel, posing wider questions
EU Observer ^ | 1 May 2019 09:07 | Andrew Rettman

Posted on 05/06/2019 4:17:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The EU just de facto ignored Hungary’s veto on a statement on Israel, prompting questions on how it makes foreign policy decisions.

Hungary objected to the EU statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York at the last minute on Monday (29 April). But Finland read it out anyway at the UNSC meeting, in a game of protocol niceties laced with irritation.

The Finnish ambassador to the UN, Kai Sauer, said: “I have the honor to speak on behalf of …” the 27 EU countries which he listed, omitting Hungary. But his subsequent statement used language that made mockery of Hungary’s opinion.

“The EU expresses serious concerns about the current trends … threatening the viability of the two-state solution,” it said. It spoke of “the European Union’s position” on Israeli settlements and said “the European Union” was alarmed by Palestinian deaths. It also spoke in the EU’s name on Israel’s use of live ammunition and to urge good treatment of a human rights activist called Omar Shakir. […]

Hungary raised its objection at the “very, very last minute” and did not give a reason why, an EU diplomat noted.

The final outcome was “a temporary pragmatic approach” due to “Hungarian intransigence”, a second EU diplomat said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; antisemitism; antizionism; eurabia; eussr; fourthreich; hungary; letshavejerusalem; palestinians; rop; securitycouncil; twostatesolution; un; unsc; untiednations; vetopower
EUSSR ignoring its own rules again. All because Hungary did not vote in lockstep.
1 posted on 05/06/2019 4:17:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Central Europe better hold its ground or the EU will infest them and infect them.


2 posted on 05/06/2019 4:21:20 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)
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To: Olog-hai

> “Hungarian intransigence” <

Music to my ears.


3 posted on 05/06/2019 4:22:23 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Olog-hai

The European Union = proof that Europe has a Swamp too!


4 posted on 05/06/2019 4:22:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Barr:The Bill Belichick of Attorneys General)
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To: Olog-hai

Some animals are more equal than others, or in this case, some animals are less equal than others.


5 posted on 05/06/2019 4:23:16 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It’s the very definition of same. Right from its start as the “European Coal and Steel Community”.


6 posted on 05/06/2019 4:23:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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“EUSSR ignoring its own rules again. All because Hungary did not vote in lockstep. “

The UN is a dangerous geopolitical tool. Imagine a magic sword with a mind of its own and occasional homicidal tendencies towards its user. While the US can usually bribe up an alliance to do something, it comes with strings and sometimes enough rope to hang us. Then, occasionally, you get somebody like Obama who sees the UN as a way to force Americans to accept domestic policy that he could never get through congress. (Like gun control.) For that reason alone I think it is time to get out of the UN. It has become a tool more useful to America’s enemies than it is to America.


7 posted on 05/06/2019 4:24:43 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Leaning Right

The “temporary pragmatic approach” is what the problem here is.


8 posted on 05/06/2019 4:25:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Gen.Blather
Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.

— Communist goal #11
The UN was always used against the USA, and was intended to do so by design. Alger Hiss deliberately made its charter a clone of the USSR’s constitution, and it was always the USSR who used it to serve its own interests at the detriment of the USA’s. And now the EUSSR is using it in the same way. It should not be allowed to continue to exist.
9 posted on 05/06/2019 4:30:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To obtain peace there must be war, there must be lots of deaths

The European disdain for war deaths is the reason for no peace with Israel. The Euro disdain for war death is the reason there is still a war in Afghanistan.

The European concept must be ignored and deaths via war resumed on scale large enough to produce peace.


10 posted on 05/06/2019 4:31:54 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Honduras must be invaded to protect America from invasion)
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To: bert

Note that the EU merely has disdain for such deaths on one side alone.


11 posted on 05/06/2019 4:37:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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It is only a question of time until the EU, driven by Germany and France, moves to subvert unanimity requirements to install qualified majority voting to get around any objection by Hungary or other East Bloc nation.

The irony is that the move will of course make the European Union even less Democratic and in doing so it relies on the Lisbon treaty which itself was a work around of rejection of the European Union by the people.

The combined economic power of France and Germany, especially Germany, as an implicit economic threat to the rest of the EU and it is the source of this drive toward an ever more undemocratic supranational agency.


12 posted on 05/06/2019 4:43:32 AM PDT by nathanbedford (attack, repeat, attack! Bull Halsey)
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To: Olog-hai

Failed organizations:

League of Nations
United Nations
European Union.


13 posted on 05/06/2019 4:54:13 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nathanbedford

Depends on what you mean by “democratic”. When you’ve had people like Woodrow Wilson declaring that “socialism and democracy are almost, if not quite, one and the same” in the past, then there are merely different levels and intensities of autocracy within the Leviathan, the intensity thereof increasing where the elites demand their agenda not be interrupted.

And phrases like “supranational agency” are merely modern euphemisms for “empire”.

The Treaty of Lisbon is indeed the rejected EU constitution rammed down the throats of its citizens. And Ireland merely proved to the EU how easily a country can be brainwashed into acceptance of tyranny after themselves rejecting and then re-voting to accept (and then never getting to vote again).


14 posted on 05/06/2019 4:58:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lxw4HBeEuE


15 posted on 05/06/2019 5:03:33 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Gen.Blather

BTW, imagine a veto of a permanent Security Council member getting ignored at the UN? especially a USSR veto back during Cold War days?


16 posted on 05/06/2019 5:09:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

The EU has been headed to its breakup since its makeup...


17 posted on 05/06/2019 5:12:52 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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Not the way it was designed. It’s been in action for decades, sucking power away from “smaller” nations towards the larger, and one in particular; if that one gets too powerful, it’ll kick others to the side at will.


18 posted on 05/06/2019 5:17:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

When are Hungary, Poland, and the other sane, ascendant nations going to withdraw from the decadent European Union and all its madness?


19 posted on 05/06/2019 6:23:45 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Mueller Report: Donald Trump is the most uncorrupted President in US history!)
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