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  • The Lights Are Going Out All Over Europe

    05/23/2017 5:16:10 PM PDT · by pboyington · 48 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 15, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    We are 24 hours into another horrific terrorist attack committed by the insane, murdering disciples of Allah. Last night, in Manchester, England, a suicide bomber, identified as Salman Abedi detonated a massive bomb filled with nails. The explosion killed 22 and wounded 59 and the numbers are still rising. Those killed and wounded were young girls and teenagers who were attending an Ariana Grande concert. Right now, parents are still searching for their children who unaccounted for. That’s right. The target was young girls. Those who target children are out to commit genocide. This attack is just another in a...
  • EU SUPERSTATE: Brussels 'to force EVERY member state to adopt euro by 2025'

    05/23/2017 11:23:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    Express ^ | 5/22/17 | Tom Parfitt
    Nine of the 28 member state in the EU are currently not part of the single currency. The UK and Denmark are exempt, but the remaining seven nations all agreed to adopt the euro when they joined the bloc. And now the European Commission has now demanded they them all start using the crisis-hit currency within eight years, according to insiders. The move, revealed by German publication Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, who obtained a leaked copy of a Comission report, is likely to be fiercely opposed by Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic's eurosceptic governments. Just last week, Polish finance minister...
  • Greece’s Varoufakis reveals the worst kept secret in Europe in his tell-all book

    05/21/2017 1:07:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 15 May 2017 | Brett Arends
    Forget all the claims and protestations about “families of nations” and a “new Europe” and “the European project.” The European Union, and especially the eurozone, is a German empire. The new capital of Europe is not Brussels — let alone Strasbourg, the home of the European Parliament — but Berlin. The ultimate power of the EU is not the president of the European Commission, but the chancellor of Germany. That’s the takeaway from “Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment,” the sensational memoir by the ill-fated, but colorful, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.
  • Macron to visit Germany to seek support for a beefed up eurozone

    05/13/2017 8:06:05 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 13 May 2017 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Emmanuel Macron will take power as French president on Sunday and immediately face the twin challenges of European Union reform and loosening strict labour laws in France. After walking up the red carpet to the Élysée Palace on Sunday morning, being briefed on the nuclear deterrent by the outgoing Socialist leader François Hollande, and making his first speech, Macron will on Monday fly to Berlin to meet the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. It is traditional for French leaders to make Berlin their first European trip. The pro-European centrist Macron wants to boost the French-German motor at the heart of Europe...
  • [ MAY 11, 2017 ] More than 50% of Brits are Convinced That the EU is Trying to Derail Brexit in

    05/13/2017 3:42:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    investmentwatchblog.com ^ | Mark Angelides
    A major new poll from YouGov has shown that more than half of Brits believe that the EU is trying to influence the outcome of the General Election on June 8th. The polling was carried out in response to British Prime Minister, Theresa May, making a statement that The European Union was attempting to derail the Brexit process. And this election is quite simply about Brexit. Under the Fixed Term Parliament Law, the PM did not need to call an election until 2020, but she stated that to get a stronger mandate to lead the Brexit negotiations, that she would...
  • Erdogan ‘won’ his referendum, but what does that mean for Turkey’s foreign policy?

    05/10/2017 6:47:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    KOM News ^ | 9 May 2017 13:40 CEST | none stated
    President Erdogan's posters adorn Diyarbakir's main roads alongside Turkish flags, 1 April 2017. By Ahmet Erdi Öztürk and Salih Dogan*Victory for the “yes” side in the country’s April 16 constitutional referendum granting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers has left commentators wondering whether his foreign policy still includes joining the European Union as a primary goal.EU leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will seek a meeting with Erdogan at the May 25 NATO summit in what could be the European Union’s last effort to find common ground with Turkey. But EU-Turkey tensions are high, and it would not be surprising...
  • Europe Day

    05/08/2017 11:30:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    wikipedia.org ^ | May 9, 2017 | wikipedia
    In Europe, Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. There are two separate designations of Europe Day: 5 May for the Council of Europe, and 9 May for the European Union (EU).[1] The latter is the EU's flag day and has a greater visibility. The Council of Europe's day reflects its own establishment in 1949, while the European Union's day is also known as Schuman Day and celebrates the historical declaration by French foreign minister Robert Schuman in 1950.[2] Europe Day is one of a number of European symbols designed to foster unity among Europeans.
  • Emmanuel Macron: French president-elect to fight 'forces of division'

    05/08/2017 6:22:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/8/17 | BBC
    Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency. The centrist candidate, 39, defeated the far right's Marine Le Pen, winning 66.1% of the vote to her 33.9%. Acknowledging his victory, Mr Macron told supporters he wanted to ensure Le Pen voters "no longer have a reason to vote for an extremist position". The sense of relief among European Union leaders has been palpable. Mr Macron was elected on a pro-EU platform, while Ms Le Pen by contrast threatened to pull out of the single currency...
  • A Vote For ‘Europe’?

    05/08/2017 5:52:48 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | May 7th, 2017 | Andrew Stuttaford
    Macron’s impressive win (now looking like 65.8/34.2) in the French presidential election was, I suspect, more than anything else a vote against Le Pen. Predictably enough, however, the usual suspects are claiming that it was a vote for ’Europe’ (by which they mean even deeper integration within the EU). Not really. That said, I have no doubt that Le Pen made an uphill struggle (her party is not, to put it mildly, without its baggage) even more difficult by her talk of quitting both the EU and the euro. The French may not love the EU, but that’s not the...
  • Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron’s election victory is worrying news for Brexit Britain as he appears to sound

    05/08/2017 1:43:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 164 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 7th May 2017 | Tom Michael
    ... declared Brexit a “crime” in his manifesto, and pledged to be “tough” on the UK in an interview in February. Macron told Channel 4: “If your Government decides to organise a Brexit, I will be pretty tough on it. “We have to preserve the rest of the European Union and not to convey the message that you can decide to leave without any consequences.”
  • French election results: Emmanuel Macron 'wins 60 per cent of vote,' exit polls suggest

    05/07/2017 10:40:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7 May 2017 | Rory Mulholland Henry Samuel, Paris James Rothwell
    Emmanuel Macron has beaten Marine Le Pen in Sunday's French election and taken more than 60 per cent of the vote, according to several early exit polls. Polling conducted by Ipsos, Ifop and BVA all gave Mr Macron, the pro-business candidate, a strong lead over Front National leader Marine Le Pen.
  • Radical Leftist Vatican Blasts Brexit, Pledges Allegiance to EU and UN

    05/05/2017 6:05:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 4, 2017 | Michael Matt
    Ms. Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Ms. Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences From Cruxnow.com: ROME - The highest-ranking woman in the Vatican said Tuesday that strengthening international organizations such as the United Nations is the only way to deal with the problems of globalization, and predicted there “will be a movement to put more and more executive action” in international agencies. Englishwoman Margaret Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, said the Church should “leave national governments where they are,” and try to influence international organizations, such as the United...
  • The EU knows Theresa May is deluded on Brexit. And soon the Tories will

    05/04/2017 10:04:41 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | May 3, 2017 | Nick Clegg
    Stilted, awkward, tense. Reports of last week’s dinner between Theresa May and Jean Claude Juncker were revealing. It doesn’t surprise me that the Brexit talks have started on an awkward footing. The Conservatives, after all, are imperiously conducting a general election as if it were no more than a coronation: hardly an atmosphere conducive to the subtlety, realism and humility necessary to persuade the rest of the EU to give us a good deal. The leaked reports suggest that No 10 is treating the 27 EU states it will be negotiating with much like it treats officials in the Home...
  • EP Turkey rapporteur Piri: The negotiations should stop

    05/04/2017 6:48:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | May 4, 2017 | news desk
    EP Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri answered Turkish President Erdoğan’s comments of “If new chapters with the EU are not opened we will say goodbye” and stated that the negotiations should stop. Erdoğan spoke after he rejoined AKP yesterday and, calling the EU out, said: “The European Union has no option but to open new chapters for the negotiations. And if you don’t, then bye bye.” Erdoğan’s comments received a response from the EU. “If Turkey was truly interested in membership, Ankara should have shown this,” said European Parliament Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri and added that opening a new chapter is...
  • Le Pen: France will be lead by a woman; either me or Mrs. Merkel. <OUCH!>

    05/03/2017 5:33:08 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 3, 2017 | iBankCoin
    During the debate, Marine Le Pen tells Macron to his face that he is Merkel's bag carrier and that France will indeed be led by a woman. Either her or Merkel! Absolutely priceless and a MUST WATCH. Click to see this awesome video
  • EU Orders Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway to Stop Border Controls: Or What?

    05/03/2017 1:54:44 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | Mish Shedlock
    Bureaucrats should not go about making orders they cannot enforce. It serves no purpose other than to make the bureaucrats look ridiculous. Here is a case in point: Brussels Orders EU Countries to SCRAP Internal Checks Within Six Months. “In an announcement tonight, eurocrats said there was no justification for keeping police checkpoints at frontiers within the bloc and said they must be removed by the end of the year. The diktat means that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway will all have to swiftly find alternative ways to police irregular movements of people across their borders. France, which has...
  • EU Increases ‘Brexit Bill’ Demand to €100 Billion, up from €60 Billion

    05/03/2017 7:45:57 AM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    The European Union (EU) has dramatically increased the size of the “divorce” bill it is demanding the UK pays before leaving the bloc, to 100 billion euros. The new figure, equivalent £84.5 billion, reflects stricter demands made by Germany and France, in particular in relation to post-Brexit farm payments and EU administration fees, according to an analysis by the Financial Times. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier have previously said the UK would be expected to pay around €60 billion (£50.75 billion). The British Government’s lawyers, however, and a House of Lords committee have said...
  • Turkey can still join EU: Mogherini

    05/02/2017 11:30:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    KOM News ^ | 29 April 2017 09:58 CEST | Federica Mogherini statement
    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini speaks during a press conference after their meeting at the Ankara Palace on Dec. 8. (© AFP Photo/Adem Altan) Turkey can still join the EU if it meets the necessary conditions, European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.Speaking to reporters following an EU foreign ministers meeting in Malta, Mogherini said “The accession process continues, it is not suspended, not ended (although) we are currently not working on any new chapters.”“The criteria are very clear, well known and if Turkey is interested in joining, as...
  • Erdogan warns Turkey could 'say goodbye' to EU

    05/02/2017 9:53:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/2/17 | afp
    Ankara (Turkey) (AFP) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Tuesday that Turkey would bring the curtain down on its over half-century bid to join the European Union if new accession chapters were not opened. Erdogan's threat to say "goodbye" to the EU came just minutes after he rejoined Turkey's ruling party in the first major change to take effect following a controversial vote to boost his powers. Relations between Ankara and Brussels have tumbled to unprecedented lows following a failed military coup against Erdogan in July.
  • EU Adds Cost of Migrants in Turkey to Brexit Bill

    04/29/2017 11:30:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    The bill for Britain’s Brexit divorce settlement is growing ever longer, with leaders in Brussels now saying that Britain should continue to pick up a portion of the tab for migrants living in Turkey beyond accession. Initial demands that Britain should pay into the European Union’s seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until it expires at the end of 2020 – a year after Brexit – have since expanded to include references to “issues resulting from” the budget, as well as those related to the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Development Fund (EDF). German representatives are now suggesting that “issues”...