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  • Poland’s anti-mass migration governing Law and Justice party polling at 50%

    12/16/2017 4:04:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Westmonster ^ | December 15, 2017
    Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is enjoying record popularity, according to a new poll. It involves the Polish government pushing strongly against EU demands for mandatory migrant quotas. Pollster Kantar Public revealed that PiS was backed by 50% of the population, up 8 points from October. The main opposition party, the Europhile Civic Platform (PO) was way behind on a pathetic 17%.
  • Austrian Conservatives Cement Country’s Shift to the Right in New Coalition

    12/16/2017 3:53:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Zeke Turner
    In Europe’s latest shift to the right, the expected next chancellor of Austria announced that his conservative party had cemented terms to form a government with the country’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party. In announcing the deal, which comes exactly two months after the Alpine country’s parliamentary election, Sebastian Kurz said his center-right conservatives and the nationalists had agreed to govern on a platform of tax cuts, social welfare and an increasingly tough stance against illegal immigration. Mr. Kurz, who is expected become the world’s youngest leader at 31 years old when the country’s president approves his coalition, said that Austrians voted...
  • Brexit: UK must not be EU 'colony' after Brexit

    12/15/2017 11:24:38 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | BBC
    A leading Brexiteer has said the UK cannot become a "colony" of the EU during the two year transition period after Britain's withdrawal in 2019. EU leaders have agreed Brexit talks can move on, with the UK staying in the customs union, single market and under the European Court of Justice's jurisdiction during the transition. ... Mrs May suffered her first Commons Brexit defeat earlier this week when MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels. Among the Tory rebels was Mr Clarke, who told Newsnight his actions had...
  • Presidential hopeful wants Finland out of EU, says nationalists will bounce back

    12/15/2017 3:03:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Dec 17 | Jussi Rosendahl, Tuomas Forsell
    Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way. Finns Party deputy chairman and presidential candidate Laura Huhtasaari poses for a picture at the Finland's Parliament in Helsinki, Finland December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Tuomas Forsell She also told Reuters in an interview she wants to tighten immigration rules. Huhtasaari -- dubbed “Finland’s Marine Le Pen” after France’s National Front leader -- is a long-shot. But she believes she has a real chance in the January election as...
  • EU to delay trade talks for three months while May's government decides what they want from Brexit

    12/15/2017 2:12:00 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | December 15, 2017 | Adam Payne und Adam Bienkov
    LONDON — The European Union has told Britain it has three months to decide what sort of future trade deal it wants before it is prepared to begin negotiating a future trade deal. The EU council is today set to agree that "sufficient progress" has been made on Britain's divorce agreement. Leaders of EU member states are expected to agree on Friday morning that talks should be allowed to move onto talks over a transition period. However, talks on a future trade deal are set to be delayed with EU leaders still uncertain as to what May's government are hoping...
  • Future of Kebabs to Be Decided Today in Key Vote

    12/13/2017 11:20:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 | Zoe Drewett
    The future of the kebab is to be decided in a key Europe-wide vote that could spark the end of the late-night delicacy. A move by the European parliament to ban the phosphates necessary to keep seasoned kebab meat moist and flavoursome is said to pose a direct threat to the future of the nightclubber’s favourite greasy snack. An estimated 1.3m doner kebabs are sold every day in the UK from more than 20,000 outlets. Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was even guest of honour last year at the British kebab awards. Across the whole of Europe, some 200,000 people work...
  • Hezbollah Leader Praises the EU: 'Trump Is Isolated and Alone'

    12/12/2017 8:34:48 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-11-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has reached out to the countries that have rejected President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Of course, Hezbollah and the European Union have not suddenly become allies. But it is clear that the EU's response to Trump's announcement is being used by terror groups to continue spreading their hatred for Israel. Nasrallah reached out to Europe this week, thanking the old continent for condemning Trump's announcement: "Trump is isolated and alone," Nasrallah said. "The only country that supports him is Israel, so I send my greetings to all the countries that reject Trump's Jerusalem...
  • EU rebuffs Netanyahu call on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 8:51:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Dec 2017
    The EU's diplomatic chief Monday bluntly rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that Europe would follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital, saying there would be no change to its stance on the holy city. Netanyahu said the controversial announcement by US President Donald Trump -- which prompted diplomatic alarm and street protests across the Islamic world -- had "put facts squarely on the table". As he arrived for talks in Brussels, Netanyahu said he expected "all or most" European countries would follow the US -- but the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy head Federica Mogherini...
  • Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe

    12/11/2017 8:44:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 Dec 2017
    High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy. It was the second day running of nasty weather across the continent, with Britain still digging out from its deepest snowfall in four years. The snowed-over runways in Brussels on Monday provoked about 90 flight cancellations and some 100 delays, including for the plane carrying Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back home. He tweeted a video from his plane that opened with a shot of the white tarmac at the close of his European visit marked...
  • Number of Salafists in Germany reaches record high

    12/11/2017 8:17:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Westmonster ^ | December 11, 2017
    The number of Salafists in Germany has risen to its highest ever level, according to the country’s intelligence chief, sparking fears radical Islamist extremism is on the up. Hans-Georg Maassen said people adhering to the fundamentalist Islamic ideology had ‘risen to an all-time high’, with the German intelligence agency BfV claiming it is now at 10,800 – it was at 9,700 in December last year. He said recruitment to Salafism is now taking place in ark corners of the internet, which is hard to police. Maassen also said Islamists coming from the North Caucasus were especially dangerous as many of them had...
  • Corsican nationalists win French regional election, push for autonomy

    12/11/2017 8:24:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Westmonster ^ | December 11, 2017
    An alliance of those who believe the French region of Corsica should have greater autonomy and those who want it to become fully independent have scored a resounding victory in last night’s election. After winning in the first round of voting, yesterday’s final vote saw Pe a Corsica pick up 41 of 63 seats in the Assembly, receiving over 56% of the vote. The movement is led by the pro-autonomy Gilles Simeoni and the pro-indy Jean-Guy Talamoni. Following the result, Simeoni said: “Paris today has to take stock of what is happening in Corsica.”
  • EU Foreign Minister 'strongly condemns attacks on Jews'

    12/11/2017 12:15:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    "I strongly condemn any attack on Jews anywhere in the world and on Israeli citizens," the EU foreign minister said...
  • EU: J'lem the capital of two states

    12/11/2017 12:05:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    ..... "We will continue not to decide on the status of Jerusalem until it is determined in negotiations."
  • Czech President blasts EU over Jerusalem stance

    12/09/2017 10:44:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/17 | Elad Benari
    Czech President Milos Zeman on Saturday accused EU states of being "cowards" in their response to his U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "The European Union, cowards, are doing all they can so a pro-Palestinian terrorist movement can have supremacy over a pro-Israeli movement," said Zeman, according to AFP. The 73-year-old Zeman, targeting a second term from January and who had Friday said he was happy at Trump's controversial move, made Saturday's comment before delegates attending the congress of the far right Freedom and Direct Democracy party, which opposes immigration and the EU. Zeman added that...
  • Brexit deal a 'double disaster' for Brits in Germany, pressure group claims

    12/09/2017 8:17:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 8 December 2017 14:28 CET+01:00
    While British Prime Minister Theresa May celebrated reaching a deal with the EU over Brexit, an anti-Brexit pressure group said it had betrayed Brits living in Germany and the EU. […] The initial deal brought smiles to the face of May, who was probably in danger of losing her job if talks had broken down again, but left many British citizens living in Germany and other EU countries less than happy. While the deal guarantees their rights to remain and work in Germany, the agreement does not guarantee them the right to continue moving freely around Europe, as is the...
  • UK to remain in Single Market and Customs Union until at least 2021: A Total Sellout

    12/08/2017 7:35:04 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    WestMonster ^ | 12/8/17
    The British government is set to keep the UK in both the Single Market and the Customs Union until at least 2021 in a move that will cripple any real political change for years to come. [snip] Remaining in the Single Market will mean that the UK will unable to end freedom of movement, the key motivation for the millions of Brits who backed Brexit on June 23rd 2016. Uncontrolled mass migration will now be able to roll on into the 2020s. Staying in the Customs Union means that the UK will not be able to sign up and enact...
  • Germany's SPD leader calls for a 'United States of Europe' by 2025 and says [tr]

    12/07/2017 6:42:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2017 | Charlie Moore
    he leader of Germany's main socialist party has called for a United States of Europe by 2025. Martin Schulz said any countries who disagree should follow Britain's example and leave the bloc. He made the plea in a speech to 600 of his Social Democrats at a congress to decide whether to start coalition talks with Angela Merkel's party.
  • EU warns Poland not to pass pro-life legislation

    12/06/2017 3:28:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2017 | Jonathan Abbamonte
    The European Union (EU) has warned Poland not to pass any legislation banning abortion in cases where unborn children are living with severe congenital disabilities. On November 15, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution initiating the formal process for rebuking an EU Member State found to be in “serious breach” of their obligations under the Treaty on European Union (TEU). The EP alleges that Poland may be in violation of core EU principles with respect to human rights and democratic values. While the EP’s resolution primarily addresses the independence of the judiciary, it also condemns Poland for considering pro-life...
  • Merkel’s Crisis Continues As Key Ally Rejects Socialists’ Pro-Migration Coalition Plans

    12/06/2017 6:50:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Angela Merkel may not be able to avoid a crisis after Christian Social Union leader Horst Seehofer rejected the Social Democrats’ migrant family reunification plans before coalition negotiations have even begun. The asylum seeker family reunification issue ultimately led to the collapse of the so-called “Jamaica coalition” talks late last month, when the classical liberal Free Democrats (FDP) pulled out of the negotiations. The Social Democrats (SPD), led by former European Parliament president Martin Schulz, said that migrant family reunification would be a condition for a new “grand coalition” — but this has now been rejected by Christian Social Union...
  • EU urges caution in US Jerusalem decision

    12/05/2017 2:07:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    (AFP) - The European Union warned on Tuesday of possible "serious repercussions" if United States President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini's office said, in a statement, that "any decision or unilateral action affecting Jerusalem's status" might have "serious repercussions on public opinion in large parts of the world." It added, "The focus should therefore remain on the efforts to restart the peace process and avoiding any action that would undermine such efforts." ....