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  • Merkel says Europe must take MORE refugees and Islam 'isn't source of terror'

    02/18/2017 10:25:16 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2/18/2017 | Jeremy Culley
    The embattled leader says Europe has an obligation to take more displaced people from Syria and Iraq. She also said Islam "is not the cause of terrorism" and that combatting extremism needs the cooperation of Muslim countries. In a wide-ranging speech at a Munich security conference, the German chief also vowed to work closely with Vladimir Putin's Russia in the fight with ISIS in the Middle East. Mrs Merkel has come under fire for taking in up to one million refugees amid security concerns and a string of migrant sex attacks across Germany. After the Berlin lorry attack at a...
  • Pence brings Trump's military demands to wary Europe

    02/18/2017 8:11:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 45 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Vandiver
    Merkel said Germany is committed to spending more, but will do so at its own pace. Berlin is set to increase expenditures by 8 percent this year and aims to reach the NATO benchmark of 2 percent of gross domestic product in about eight years. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfill this commitment,” Merkel said, adding that a strong Europe is also in America’s interest.
  • DAMAGE CONTROL: EU Admits Overreach as Populist Victories Loom in 2017

    02/18/2017 6:38:33 AM PST · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | NICK HALLETT
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has admitted the European Union has tried to take too much power from national governments, contributing to the rise in populist movements. In an interview with Time magazine, Mr. Juncker acknowledged some decisions were better taken by national governments, and that people were reacting against this. When asked why populists were making gains in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, he responded: “I think this is largely due to our faults. “I think the European Union and the Commission gave the impression that we are in command of everything.
  • Nigel Farage Warns European Parliament: "You're In For A Bigger Shock In 2017"

    02/15/2017 1:29:44 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 2 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/15/2017 | Tyler Durden
    The always entertaining Nigel Farage was on fire again today in European Parliament. Farage correctly warned EP members about their desire for “more Europe” when citizens of nearly every country are fed up with the policy. Partial Farage Transcript "I feel like I am attending a meeting of a religious sect here this morning. It’s as if the global revolution of 2016, Brexit, Trump, the Italian rejection of the referendum, has completely bypassed you." "You can’t face up to the fact that this bandwagon is going to roll across Europe in these elections in 2017. A lot of citizens now...
  • Brussels’ Hypocrisy Over The Closing Of Borders

    02/14/2017 2:04:52 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 12 February 2017 | (ikos Devletoglou
    Sir, It seems remarkable that today’s leaders of the EU, encouraged by the overreaction of the global mass media, reserve for themselves the appearance of virtue and goodness and generally resent the refreshing American principle summed up by president Donald Trump as America First. Americans have shed blood, along with vast material expense, defending human rights in Europe — regardless of ethnicity, geography, culture or religion, demonstrably having guaranteed the continent’s survival in freedom and subsequent prosperity, including that of Germany, after the second world war. The EU’s hypocrisy offends. Indeed, it remains a mystery how Brussels feels justified in...
  • Brussels Airport detain 30 terrorist suspects in one month

    02/13/2017 8:45:13 PM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Westmonster/Politico ^ | February 13, 2017 | by Westmonster
    In a sign of the scale of the terrorist threat that Europe is facing, police at Brussels Airport have detained 30 terrorist suspects in just one month. The shocking stat was released by the authorities relating to the month running up to Christmas. Those detained by police at the airport were picked up on suspicion of having “links with terrorism or offences linked to the security of the state”.
  • U.S. Helicopters Arrive in Germany to Boost Combat Presence

    02/13/2017 7:52:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | Breitbart
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Army has begun unloading dozens of Chinook, Apache and Black Hawk helicopters at a port in northern Germany so the aircraft can be moved to a base in Bavaria. German news agency dpa reported Sunday that 94 helicopters and several trucks from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade in Fort Drum, New York were sent to the port of Bremerhaven.
  • European Commission boosts UK growth forecasts

    02/13/2017 7:20:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 13, 2017 | by Westmonster
    The European Commission has admitted that the UK economy has “maintained momentum” since June’s historic vote for national independence, despite Europhile scaremongering that a vote for Brexit would cause a recession. In their latest forecasts for European growth, the commission boosted their pessimistic 1% forecast for the UK’s growth in 2017 by 50%, predicting that the UK economy will expand by 1.5% this year. The news comes as the pound strengthens against the dollar and continues to strengthen against the Euro for the sixth consecutive trading session.
  • UKIP now more popular with working class voters than Labour

    02/13/2017 7:15:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 13, 2017 | by Westmonster
    A landmark YouGov poll has UKIP overtaking Labour amongst working class voters for what we believe is the first time in a national General Election poll. 23% of working class voters are now supporting UKIP, with only 20% backing Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.
  • 64% of Brits now back Brexit

    02/12/2017 4:38:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Westmonster ^ | by Westmonster
    In an incredible endorsement of the Brexit process that the country is now undertaking, 64% of Brits now oppose the blocking of Brexit. The ComRes poll found that 64% of Brits disagreed that the Labour Party should try and block Brexit, with less than 1 in 4 agreeing.
  • Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece

    07/01/2016 1:03:26 PM PDT · by thouworm · 42 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 1, 2016 | Peter Bryne
    In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of Chelsea Clinton, created a $325 million basket of offshore funds under the Eaglevale Partners banner through a special arrangement with investment bank Goldman Sachs. The funds have lost tens of millions of dollars predicting that bailouts of the Greek banking system would pump up the value of the country’s distressed bonds. One fund, exclusively dedicated to Greek debt, suffered near-total losses. Clinton stepped down as secretary of state in 2013 to run for president. But newly released emails from 2012 show that she and Clinton Foundation consultant, Sidney Blumenthal, shared classified information about how...
  • Brexit vote: Theresa May wins Commons approval to trigger Article 50... (494 to 122)

    02/08/2017 4:48:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/8/17 | Laura Hughes, et al
    Remainers had hoped it would be the night when they finally made a dent in Theresa May’s Brexit plans as they put forward a bewildering array of new clauses and amendments to the Article 50 bill. Nine proposals in all, ranging from the rights of EU migrants to the opinions of the Gibraltar Government, were put to the vote, and one by one all nine proposals were thrown out by MPs. It was a flawless night for Theresa May, as the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was passed by 494 votes to 122 in its original, unamended form.
  • Austria to send soldiers abroad to defend borders

    02/08/2017 7:20:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 8, 2017 | by Westmonster
    The Austrian government are working on plans to deploy troops across the world, both inside and outside of the European Union, such is the level of concern about the scale of illegal immigration. The current estimate is that between 500 and 1,000 migrants are arriving in Austria every week and the country is keen to put an end to such a high level of illegal immigration.
  • SHOCK POLL: 55% of Europeans want to end immigration from Muslim countries

    02/07/2017 7:55:41 AM PST · by GonzoII · 77 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 7, 2017 | by Westmonster
    In a series of polls conducted for Chatham House that will send shockwaves through Europe, an average of 55% of citizens across 10 different European nations have backed a total end to migration from predominantly Islamic countries. The figures included 71% of those in Poland, 53% in Germany, 51% in Italy and 47% of Brits.
  • Trump's EU Ambassador: Trump Will Only Make Trade Deals With Nations, Not the EU

    02/06/2017 7:48:43 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 February 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Ted Malloch, President Donald Trump’s proposed ambassador to the European Union, made it clear on Sunday that the administration’s goal is to destroy the European Union. During an interview on BBC on Sunday, Malloch warned that the EU is in for a rude awakening: Whether the EU powers-that-be like it or not, Trump will only deal with countries on a nation-by-nation basis. That would effectively end the supposed underlying reason for the EU.Malloch said, “Trump won’t cow down to the powers that be. He’ll speak his mind even if it gets him in trouble or held in disregard for others....
  • No more 'B.S.!' Look who Trump picks for EU ambassador (Ted Malloch)

    02/05/2017 3:25:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 2-5-17 | WND
    The next U.S. ambassador to the European Union is warning that his boss, President Donald Trump, won’t take any “bull—-” from Brussels. How’s that for start to diplomacy? Ted Malloch, Trump’s pick for the post, shocked BBC presenters Sunday morning with his bluntness, predicting the impending collapse of the EU as President Trump continues to lay down the law. During an interview with Pienaar’s Politics, the economist, WND author and contributor said the time is over for “baby talk and political correctness” of EU elites such as Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker and Guy Verhofstadt. The early Brexit backer said Trump...
  • ItaLeave: Italy Increasingly Likely To Abandon The Euro

    02/05/2017 10:19:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2017 | Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com,
    An analysis of the political setup in Italy shows eurosceptics are on the verge of taking control of the country.The only missing ingredient is an early election. And early elections are now the odds-on favorite.Let’s back up a bit to fill in the pieces as to how things got to this point. Former prime minister Matteo Renzi stepped down in December after holding a referendum that failed miserably. See Renzi Resigns Following Crushing Referendum Defeat: Beppe Grillo, Marine le Pen, Matteo Salvina TweetsItaly’s president, Sergio Mattarella, appointed Paolo Gentiloni as the new prime minister after Renzi resigned. See Meet Paolo...
  • American soldiers on reassurance mission bring life to small Polish town

    02/04/2017 7:54:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 3, 2017 | MARTIN EGNASH
    ZAGAN, Poland — This hamlet in the wooded countryside is hours from Wroclaw, the nearest sizeable city, with narrow winding streets and large communist-era prefab block buildings. It’s in a need of a makeover, and it just might get one. The town is home to an expansive military installation, where Poland’s 11th Armored Cavalry Division is based. Earlier this week, the United States sent an armored combat brigade here as part of a NATO effort to assure eastern allies concerned about potential Russian aggression since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014. But the U.S. brought more than tanks and equipment...
  • Shock Poll: In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders' Party Smashes Rivals

    02/04/2017 2:04:12 AM PST · by aquila48 · 52 replies
    PJMedia ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2017 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    Some thirty parties will compete with each other for the favor of Dutch voters on March 15. Because there are only 150 seats in the Dutch Parliament, the largest party will not be able to get much more than 35 to 40 seats. The favorite right now to become the largest party in parliament is Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom (PVV). A shocking new poll has been released in the Netherlands. According to Kantar Public, PVV has opened a large lead over the second largest party in the polls, the VVD, which is currently part of the governing coalition. This...
  • Confidence in the [British] economy hits 18 month high

    02/04/2017 1:52:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 4, 2017 | by Westmonster
    Confidence in the economy has hit an 18 month high, according to new research. The city firm, IHS Markit said its confidence index among UK firms (where scores above 50 show increasing levels of optimism about the upcoming year) rose from 68.9 in December to 71.1 in January. The new figure is the strongest score since August 2015...
  • High Court rejects new bid to block Brexit

    02/04/2017 1:39:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 3, 2017 | by Westmonster
    The attempt for another legal challenge to block Brexit has been rejected by the High Court in what is good news for all of us who want to see the process moving forward. Pro-EU campaigners had argued that Parliament would have to legislate to take the UK out of the single market and the European Economic Area, but that argument has been rejected.
  • EU looks to camps in Africa to cut immigration

    01/29/2017 4:29:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 16 January 2017
    EU interior ministers will consider plans on Thursday to finance camps in Africa where the UN refugee agency and aid groups would process migrants to prevent them trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. The sea crossing from Libya to Italy, operated by people smugglers, is now the main route for migrants seeking better lives in wealthy Europe, but the EU wants to shut it down and admit only refugees. More than 4,500 people are known to have drowned last year alone trying to make the crossing. The European Union has deployed a naval mission in the Mediterranean and is...
  • EU disintegration? Here's the probability of France's far right ending the largest civilization...

    02/02/2017 12:30:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 January 2017 | Sam Meredith
    With Marine le Pen transforming her National Front (NF) into a party for the populist era, analysts have been carefully assessing how French elections in May could deal a "severe blow" to the European Union (EU). "It's difficult to imagine how the European Union could function should such a Euroskeptic (as Le Pen) be at the helm of one if its major economies … It would likely precede its fracturing," Michael Hessel, political economist at Absolute Strategy Research, told CNBC via telephone. He said that that low voter turnout would be Le Pen's best hope of securing an unlikely election...
  • Apple Misses Deadline for Tax Payment of $13.9 Billion to Ireland

    02/02/2017 6:50:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Opera ^ | 02/01/17 | LUCAS NOLAN
    Tech giant Apple has not paid the $13.9 billion owed to Ireland, according to the European Union. Speaking to CNBC, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, “Well the recovery is not done yet but we have been working with the Irish authorizes and we can see that they are moving forward to do the recovery of the unpaid taxes.” Vestager explained some of the issues faced when trying to recoup the taxes, saying, “It’s a tricky thing to do because it’s a large sum so of course you have to figure out how to do that. It’s not as an...
  • Nigel Farage In European Parliament - 1st Feb 2017! Full!

    02/02/2017 5:17:44 AM PST · by wastedyears · 3 replies
    This isn't my video.
  • Nigel Farage eviscerates the EU Parliament hypocrisy on Donald Trump

    02/01/2017 5:14:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-1-17 | Sundance
    Oh, this is brilliantly indignant. Stay with it, I don’t want to ruin the Farage proposition to the EU globalist corruptocrats by spoiling the best part.
  • Brexit vote: MPs pass Bill to trigger Article 50 by 498 votes to 114

    02/01/2017 11:46:04 AM PST · by Parmenio · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 1, 2017 | Laura Hughes
    After a two-day debate, MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to give Theresa May the power to get Brexit negotiations under way...
  • Trump ‘Un-American’, Says Former EU President Vying to Be German Chancellor

    02/01/2017 9:46:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 1, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    The former president of the European Parliament has called Donald J. Trump’s policies “un-American” and said he will stand up to the U.S. president if he is elected to be Germany’s next chancellor.
  • EU President: Trump's America as Threatening as Russia, China, and Jihad

    01/31/2017 8:48:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-31-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    There you have it, it's official: the European Union has truly gone insane. EU President Donald Tusk ("president" is a misnomer; Tusk wasn't elected by European voters, of course, because that's how Europe rolls) wrote a letter to 27 EU heads of state listing Donald Trump as a threat along with communist China, dictatorial Russia, and murderous radical Islam: "An increasingly, let us call it, assertive China, especially on the seas, Russia's aggressive policy towards Ukraine and its neighbours, wars, terror and anarchy in the Middle East and in Africa, with radical Islam playing a major role, as well as...
  • Delingpole: Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History

    01/28/2017 2:38:48 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Here’s a perfect example – in which Trump’s prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Daily Politics show. Neil asked Malloch why on earth he’d want to be Ambassador to the EU. AN: I mean you’re clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker. TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so...
  • DELINGPOLE: Donald Trump is going to make the European Union history

    01/28/2017 3:34:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Delingpole
    The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Here’s a perfect example – in which Trump’s prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Daily Politics show. Neil asked Malloch why on earth he’d want to be Ambassador to the EU. AN: I mean you’re clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker. TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so...
  • Right-wing parties to hold EU Counter-summit on Trumps first day as President

    01/18/2017 12:28:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 13 January 2017 | Nick Gutteridge
    EUROPE’S right-wing parties are set to meet up in Germany amid an apparent rift in Germany’s populist movement over how close to get to France’s Marine Le Pen. ___ Leaders of eurosceptic movements from France, Germany and Italy will come together in the city of Koblenz to discuss a possible political pact which could hand them more influence within the EU. Symbolically, they will get together on January 21 - the first day of billionaire tycoon Donald Trump's stint as US President and a day after his inauguration. The meeting will bring together Ms Le Pen, the French presidential candidate...
  • Trump Fires Up Europe's Anti-Establishment Movement "This year will be the year of the people."

    01/22/2017 8:51:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 22, 2017 | Soeren Kern
    The genie will not go back into the bottle again, whether you like it or not." — Geert Wilders, MP and head of the Party for Freedom, the Netherlands. A growing number of Europeans are rebelling against decades of government-imposed multiculturalism, politically correct speech codes and mass migration from the Muslim world. Europe's establishment parties, far from addressing the concerns of ordinary voters, have tried to silence dissent by branding naysayers as xenophobes, Islamophobes and neo-Nazis. "In many respects, France and Germany are proving they do not understand the meaning of Brexit. They are reflexively, almost religiously, following exactly the...
  • EU Votes To Grant "electronic Personhood" To Cyberdyne T 800s

    01/17/2017 12:10:18 PM PST · by TBP · 36 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 13 January 2017 | Graeme Burton
    AS EXPECTED, the European Parliament's legal affairs committee voted in favour of extending rights to robots, granting them what the committee called "electronic personhood", by 17 votes to two, with two abstentions. The robot 'bill of rights' is intended to cover such issues as liability, such as when automated or robotic systems are involved in accidents or go postal, as well as ethical issues, such as should it be legal to beat your robot? Socialist worker Mady Delvaux, a Luxembourgois politician and vice-chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, said that the EU "urgently need(s) to create a robust European...
  • Theresa May to set out 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows a clean break that does not leave the UK

    01/17/2017 3:17:02 AM PST · by agere_contra · 50 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 16 January 2017 | Peter Dominiczak
    Theresa May will set out a 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows that the UK will not have “partial” membership of the EU “that leaves us half-in, half-out”.
  • Merkel fires back at Trump, says Europe will choose its own 'destiny'

    01/16/2017 8:28:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 121 replies
    DPA International ^ | January 16th, 2017 | Andrew McCathie
    Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday fired back at US president-elect Donald Trump's denunciation of her liberal stance on refugees and his dismissal of the NATO military alliance as "obsolete." "I think we Europeans hold our destiny in our own hands," she said. "We know what his position is," Merkel said in response to Trump slamming her refugee policy as a "catastrophic mistake." "My position is also known," she added. In an interview with Germany's Bild and the Times of London, Trump also threatened to impose a hefty tax on German carmakers for selling vehicles in the...
  • 2017: EU nations brace for another tidal wave of economic migrants

    01/16/2017 6:40:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    European nations are warning that once the weather warms this spring, an "unprecedented" wave of economic migrants will attempt to cross the Mediterranean to reach the shores of Europe. Nearly a million refugees made the crossing in 2015, inundating Germany, Austria, and many other European countries.  Most of those refugees were from Syria and Iraq – war-torn nations with tens of thousands trying to escape the violence. This time, most of the refugees will be from Africa – Niger, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Mali, and Chad, among others.  While there is violence in several of those countries, the primary reason people...
  • Defiant EU Nations Ready Themselves for Trump Presidency

    01/16/2017 2:22:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 01/16/2017 | n/a
    European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his criticism that European allied members aren't paying their fair share had "caused astonishment." Trump also said Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation European Union would "end up being a great thing," and he predicted that other countries would also leave. At a meeting of EU ministers, French Foreign Minister...
  • Donald Trump blames dissolution of European Union on refugees — 'all of these illegals'

    President-elect Donald Trump blamed Europe’s acceptance of Mideast refugees — as he put it, “all of these illegals” — for the decision by Britain to leave the European Union, and predicted the organization would disintegrate barring a reversal of immigration policies promoted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “People, countries, want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity,” Trump told representatives of the Times of London and the German publication Bild about the June Brexit vote. “But, I do believe this, if they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the...
  • Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • EU car insurance farce: Premiums set to rise so that UNINSURED drivers can get compensation

    01/14/2017 1:30:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2017 | James Slack
    Millions of motorists face higher premiums to fund ‘crazy’ payouts for uninsured drivers. The European Union has ruled that even motorists who break the law by driving without insurance should be protected if their car is damaged. However it means that law-abiding drivers who do pay for cover face an increase in bills to cover the cost. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling last night said he was furious that ‘hardworking drivers will foot the bill for the irresponsible actions’ of criminals. But he added that, until the UK leaves the EU, he is powerless to stop it. The Cabinet minister, who...
  • EU Boss: Citizens Should Not Get to Vote on Important Issues

    01/06/2017 6:30:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    On his way out of office, the rotating head of the European Union Council called on EU leaders to stop letting citizens vote on important issues that could threaten the increasingly controversial super-state. Citing recent anti-establishment votes in Britain and Italy, the EU Council boss blasted the “adventures” of letting citizens decide the fate of their own nations in referenda. The EU boss drew a quick rebuke from advocates of self-government.But while the comments shocked some analysts, the controversial remarks should not have been surprising — especially considering the EU's long history of trampling all over voters to empower the...
  • So what's the big idea, European Union?

    01/05/2017 10:22:12 AM PST · by Lorianne
    Guardian UK ^ | 05 January 2017 | Jennifer Rankin
    The EU once thought big, introducing the euro and open borders, but now it’s the populists who are grabbing all the headlines ___ A few weeks ago, a significant anniversary in Maastricht slipped by almost unnoticed: 25 years ago, the historic treaty that ushered in the euro was drafted. But there was no fanfare, no commemoration in the European parliament, no mention at all by the commission. There was just a rather lacklustre speech by the EU president, Jean-Claude Juncker, in which he lamented that people were not sufficiently proud of what had been achieved on 9 December 1991. This...
  • Italy to step up deportations after migrant death protest

    01/04/2017 8:10:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    on Wednesday pledged to step up deportations of migrants whose asylum applications have been rejected, following a riot in a northern Italian reception centre which ignited political debate. The country has been on the frontline of migrant arrivals from across the Mediterranean, and in recent years has struggled to provide accommodation for the thousands of newcomers. "We have saved many lives but we cannot accept rule-breaking. We need to speed up deportations," Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, the country's former interior minister, said in an interview with La Stampa daily. He was "working to tie up agreements which will reduce arrivals...
  • Soros' bleak 2017 forecast: Billionaire warns EU will FALL after elite 'STOLE democracy'

    01/03/2017 6:42:22 AM PST · by wtd · 50 replies
    UK Express ^ | 03:48, Tue. Jan. 3, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    Soros' bleak 2017 forecast: Billionaire warns EU will FALL after elite 'STOLE democracy'GEORGE Soros has warned voters have turned away from mainstream political parties as “many people felt that the elites have stolen their democracy”, in an alarming forecast for the European Union in 2017.
  • EU drone spying on Jewish towns crashes near Mt. Hevron

    01/02/2017 12:19:50 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 15 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Gary Willig
    A drone with a video camera which crashed in a wooded area on Mount Hevron revealed a European Union (EU) espionage operation intended to spy on and gather intelligence about Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The footage from the drone was retrieved after it crashed in view of residents of the town of Ma'on in Judea, Channel 2 reported. The footage shows the drone flying low over residents before crashing next to a car. It was then retrieved by the residents.
  • Germany's Merkel to Skip Davos on Eve of Trump Presidency

    01/02/2017 11:50:25 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 2, 2017 | Noah Barkin
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is steering clear of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, a meeting expected to be dominated by debate over the looming presidency of Donald Trump and rising public anger with elites and globalization. Merkel has been a regular at the annual gathering of political leaders, CEOs and celebrities, traveling to ...the Swiss Alps seven times since becoming chancellor.... conference runs from Jan. 17-20 under the banner "Responsive and Responsible Leadership".... [Merkel's] absence may come as a disappointment...her reputation as a steady, principled leader fits well with the theme... The German government declined [to claim] scheduling...
  • 'EU starting to resemble old Soviet Union with its DICTATED rules and values’

    01/01/2017 7:07:01 AM PST · by fella · 22 replies
    The Express UK ^ | 32 Dec 2016 | Zoie O'Brien
    THE EUROPEAN Union is starting to take on the hated traits of the old Soviet Union, according to a controversial advertising guru currently splitting opinion in Germany and Switzerland Advertising guru Alexander Segert said the EU elite were operating like the old Soviet politburo imposing centralized one-size-fits-all rules and values on everyone in the community. He added: “They are trying to bring different mentalities and cultures under one roof and level them. And people don’t like that.” The rest of the story
  • EU voters upset but say no inclination to follow Brexit - poll

    12/29/2016 11:33:48 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 29, 2016 | reuters
    European Union voters in France, Germany, Italy and Greece think their countries are heading in the wrong direction but there is not yet any Europe-wide inclination to follow Britain towards exiting the bloc, according to a poll published on Thursday.
  • Convict who tied BACON TO MOSQUE DOOR HANDLES dies behind bars

    12/29/2016 6:52:00 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 29, 2016 | Will Kirby
    A 35-year-old man serving a 12-month sentence for a racist attack on a Bristol mosque has been found dead in prison - just two days after Christmas Day. . . . Bacon was thrown at the mosque and a St George’s flag was propped up outside along with the slogan, ‘No more refugees’. . . . All four were all given a restraining order banning them from going within 100 metres of a mosque anywhere in England or Wales for the next 10 years. Sentencing, Judge Julian Lambert, describe the incident as an "attack on England" and "the principles of...