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  • Austria’s Populist Vice-Chancellor Slams EU Border Agency as ‘People-Trafficking Organisation’

    05/26/2018 8:48:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies ^ | 5/26/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    Austrian vice-chancellor and leader of the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache slammed the European Union border agency Frontex, labelling it a “people-trafficking organisation”. Vice-chancellor Strache, who has been consistently outspoken against mass migration, made the comments following a meeting in Brussels in his role as Austrian Minister for Sport, slamming Frontex and saying the agency was “anything but a border guard”, Kronen Zeitung reports. Strache spoke specifically about the rescue operations taking place in the Mediterranean in which migrants are often picked up only a few miles off the coast of Libya and other North African countries. and brought...
  • My Thoughts on Ireland’s Future

    05/26/2018 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies
    Computing Forever via YouTube ^ | May 26, 2018 | Computing Forever
    Video at link.
  • Updated Privacy Laws

    05/26/2018 12:18:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 41 replies
    Me | May 26 2018 | Me
    Been getting a lot of emails lately indicating that certain sites are 'updating their privacy laws' in order to be in compliance with new European privacy law. Anyone else been getting a lot of these emails lately? The Websites I'm getting them from I believe mostly are US based sites which makes me curious about why they are updating their policies to comply with the EU privacy laws?
  • European Companies are Fleeing Iran

    05/25/2018 6:12:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Al-Awsat ^ | Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 | Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement on Monday put an end to bargains. Officially, Washington has begun its war on the Iranian regime. The weapons of economic sanctions threaten the entire regime and do not only restrain it. The French Total left the gas fields in the Gulf and moved on. Head of the Italian company ENI told the company’s board that they shut down their offices in Tehran and stopped searching for oil and gas. Airbus signed a contract to sell Iran 100 airplanes and only three jets arrived in Tehran’s airport as part of this historic deal...
  • ‘Italy Should Not be a German Colony’: Salvini Slams EU Demands For €10 Billion Corrective Budget

    05/25/2018 5:50:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Populist leader of La Lega Matteo Salvini lashed out at the European Union this week after requests that Italy implements a €10 billion corrective budget while promoting a eurosceptic candidate for Finance Minister. Salvini slammed the corrective budget request saying if the political bloc starts issuing diktats then Italy would do the opposite, adding he was opposed to those “who want Italy to be a French or German colony”, Il Giornale reports.
  • Brexit: UK official warns EU over talks 'insult'

    05/24/2018 9:48:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | May, 25, 2018 | BBC
    UK officials have warned the EU that its approach to Brexit negotiations risks damaging its security and economic relationship. It comes as a senior EU official said the UK was living in a "let's just keep everything we have now... fantasy". A UK official described those remarks as "laughable" and warned against "trying to insult us". Meanwhile the UK says the EU should repay £1bn if it is excluded from the Galileo satellite navigation system. In a briefing on Thursday, following three days of Brexit talks, a senior EU official told journalists the UK was in a fantasy that everything...
  • Italy Latest: Prime Minister Designate Moves Forward But Critics Worry About Finance Minister

    05/24/2018 4:00:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "The M5S and League have already agreed their government team and a government 'contract' including a basic income, flat tax, pension reform, and vows to renegotiate EU spending limits, expel half a million undocumented migrants, revise the TAV high-speed rail line with France, lift compulsory school vaccinations, scrap hundreds of 'useless' laws, and strike a new partnership with Russia" Italian News Agency ANSA report in English 5/23/2018 Prime Minister designate Giuseppe Conte, a law professor, stepped out of Italian President Sergio Mattarella's office last evening (Wednesday May 23rd) to proclaim that 'with reservations' he would move forward to organize a...
  • Italy Breaking: President Accepts Five Star-League Coalition Nominee For Prime Minister

    05/23/2018 10:38:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/23/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Law professor Giuseppe Conti will lead a new Italian government as President Sergio Mattarella gave consent for him to form a new government. Conti appeared before the media outside the president's office at 130pm Eastern (730pm Italian time) to make the announcement.
  • Italy president summons Conte, possibly paving way for PM appointment

    05/23/2018 9:02:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/23/2018 | Reuters Staff
    Italian President Sergio Mattarella has summoned Giuseppe Conte for a meeting Wednesday, the president's office said, possibly paving the way for him to be appointed prime minister..... A presidential source said before summoning the little-known law professor, Mattarella has contacted the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right Northern League to receive confirmation that he remained their choice for prime minister......
  • Italy Latest: Pro-EU Forces Attack Ahead Of Final Call On New Government

    05/22/2018 6:28:25 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/22/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "So the international press and Italian press are going wild over presumed qualifications that Conte has never claimed to have" Statement from "Five Star Movement" in Italy May 22,2018 The Italian President Sergio Mattarella may decide tomorrow (Wednesday May 23rd) whether to accept a new coalitiion government of outside political parties (Five Star and League) led by Florence University law professor Giuseppe Conte. The Italian president held consultations today with the speakers of both houses of Italy's parliament. But Conte is being probed by mainstream media claiming he may have an "inflated resume" with the "New York Times" obtaining a...
  • Italy Latest: Outsider Parties Propose Prime Minister To President, EU and Pro-EU Forces Furious

    05/21/2018 6:57:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Italy's insurgents defiant as bond spreads surge and EU threats build" Headline from "The Telegraph" in London May 21, 2018 "They have nothing to worry about. The government that we want to form wants to make Italy grow and create jobs, to bring companies to Italy that invest, to make work more stable" League leader Matteo Salvini as quoted by the Associated Press May 21, 2018 The two political parties who combined achieved 50 percent of the popular vote and solid majority of seats in Italy'a two houses of parliament (Five Star and League) have told the President of Italy...
  • Multinationals abandon Iran despite EU efforts to rescue nuclear deal

    05/21/2018 7:08:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 18/5/2018 | Ahmed Y. Hamza
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The European Commission has launched a process to protect the interests of EU companies investing in Iran as part of its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal. However, a number of firms are already pulling out to protect their far larger US investments from sanctions. ...snip However, multinational companies have not waited for EU leaders to find a way around US sanctions. Some have already begun cutting trade with Iran. On May 16, French oil company Total announced its intension to end its project in Iran unless it is exempted from sanctions after the US pulled...
  • Iran accuses Europe of insufficient support for nuclear deal

    05/21/2018 6:17:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2018-05-21
    The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday. Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for energy and climate, said Tehran wanted the 28-nation bloc to act fast to preserve its oil trade with Iran, and to consider making direct euro-denominated payments for Iranian oil to Iran’s central bank, bypassing the U.S. financial system. “With the withdrawal of America .... the European political support for the accord is not sufficient,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told...
  • What's next for Italy as populists take charge?

    05/21/2018 5:55:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    AFP/France 24 ^ | 21 May 2018
    ROME (AFP) - Italy's proposed coalition government has promised a mix of far-right, anti-establishment and eurosceptic policies, leaving the international community wondering what the future holds for the eurozone's third largest economy. Here are answers to five pressing questions as the League and Five Star Movement (M5S) prepare to take charge. - Could Italy leave the euro? - Despite outspoken criticism of the European Union from both parties, the final version of the M5S-League government programme does not mention a unilateral exit from the eurozone. M5S abandoned their idea of a referendum on the euro and while the League has...
  • Italy’s Five Star and League parties to unveil eurosceptic government

    05/21/2018 5:40:52 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2018-05-21
    The leader of Italy's far-right League party announced on Sunday that it had reached an agreement with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on a nominee to be the country's next prime minister. Matteo Salvini said the two eurosceptic parties had also selected members of the cabinet after intense political wrangling. "We are agreed on the head and the ministers of the government and we hope that no-one will veto a choice that represents the will of the majority of Italians," Salvini said, adding that neither he nor Five Star Movement chief Luigi Di Maio would take the role of premier....
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Is the new Italian Government a bigger threat than Brexit? 1/2 20th May 2018

    05/20/2018 8:04:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/20/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :52)"...... but other things are going on and there's a, I really think very big story out there and you'd struggle if you went through today's newspapers to really find it, the 'Sunday Times' has done more on it than anybody else, but it's what's going on in Italy. Often we get the impression in this country from those that wish us to remain in the European Union and would like to force a second referendum on us that we're the ones with the problem that everything in Brussels and across the EU is hunky dory. Well...
  • EU on "Alert"-Italy president expect to confirm new Eurosceptic government today

    05/20/2018 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    The Express ^ | 5/21/2018 | Joseph Carey
    Italy's President is expected to confirm a coalition between the League and the Five-Star Movement (M5S) today, cementing the nation as having one of the most Eurosceptic governments on the continent. Sergio Mattarella will be asked to approve the formation of the coalition government today-the two parties have been in talks since March's election......... Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the Five Star Movement, sent a stern message to the EU yesterday by insisting that he will attempt to renegotiate EU rules as part of an effort to put Italians first.....
  • The EU's Magical Thinking on The Israeli-Arab Conflict: How Much Failure is Enough?

    05/18/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.” But all they’ve managed to produce is war, terrorism,...
  • GDPR compliance deadline is approaching: 10 things to do right away

    05/15/2018 1:38:11 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 10 replies
    The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes fully enforceable on May 25, 2018. According to recent surveys, 60% of companies polled are going to miss the deadline; it's a sobering number considering how severe the fines and penalties could be for companies found to be noncompliant in the aftermath of a security breach. The reality is many businesses still do not understand what compliance with the GDPR really means. With perhaps a few exceptions, every business that collects personal data from customers, clients, and vendors is going to experience a security breach where that data is exposed, comprised,...
  • Boeing Trade-Case Win Prompts New Trump Threat of EU Sanctions

    05/15/2018 12:15:20 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 65 replies
    Bloomberg Link | 05/15/2018 | Julie Johnsson , Benjamin D Katz , and Bryce Baschuk
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