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  • Spain won't seek to recover Gibraltar in Brexit talks: minister

    08/10/2017 9:39:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 6 August 2017 16:33 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spain will not set as a condition in Brexit talks that it recovers Gibraltar, its foreign minister said in a Sunday interview that could ease tensions over the disputed British territory. Nestled on Spain’s southern tip, Gibraltar has been under British control since 1713, but Madrid has long wanted it back. Authorities in the tiny rocky outcrop fear Spain will influence complex negotiations between the EU and Britain to leave the bloc to try and gain authority over Gibraltar. But in an interview with Spain’s conservative daily ABC, Alfonso Dastis said he didn’t want to “jeopardize” the deal by demanding...
  • Brits need to get over their beef with US meat

    08/08/2017 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7th August 2017 | Daniel Hannan
    I eat steak whenever I'm in the United States. Your steaks are bigger, juicier, and more tender than those I can buy in Europe. Why? Partly because American cattle are given hormones that are banned in the EU. Now, you might prefer the idea of unadulterated beef, raised only on rich green grass. Plenty of people in Europe say they do, and good luck to them. No one is going to force them to eat anything they don't want. But why should they impose their taste on the rest of us? Over the past two weeks, a bizarre alliance has...
  • Poland Tells EU: We’ll Take Immigrants from Europe – But Not North Africa and the Middle East

    08/08/2017 7:30:40 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Aug 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said his country is welcoming migrants from its poor and conflict-stricken European neighbours, but will resist the European Union’s efforts to impose a compulsory quota of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East. “Poland is open for migration. And last year, for instance, we issued 1,267,000 visas for Ukrainians. Half of these visas were work permits,” Waszczykowski told Russian media in a bruising interview reproduced by the Daily Express. “We are also open for migration not only from Ukraine but also from Belarus and other countries, [but] we do not want to participate...
  • As old hatreds shatter EU harmony... no wonder Poland's demanding billions from Germany (tr)

    08/04/2017 8:12:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/03/2017 | Dominic Sandbrook
    The scene is a German town called Gleiwitz close to the Polish border. Here, on the night of August 31, 1939, a small group of Nazi intelligence agents, dressed in Polish uniforms, burst into a German radio station. There they broadcast anti-German messages in Polish before dumping the bodies of prisoners they had just hauled out of the Dachau concentration camp, who had been made up to resemble Polish saboteurs then shot and mutilated to make identification impossible. A few hours later, Adolf Hitler rose in the Reichstag and announced that the Gleiwitz incident — which he, entirely deceitfully, blamed...
  • Macron, Merkel Talk European Hard Core

    07/31/2017 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Handelsblatt Global ^ | 28. July 2017, 11:50 | Thomas Hanke, Jan Hildebrand
    It wasn’t a bad week for the eurozone. Greece was able to borrow money from the bond market for the first time in two years, securing €3 billion ($3.5 billion). The International Monetary Fund increased its growth forecast for the eurozone as a whole, especially for southern European members, which were hard hit by the financial crisis. But despite the positive signals, the eurozone is hardly crisis-proof and much work remains to shore up the currency union. This was made clear by German Chancellor Angela Merkel two weeks ago, when she visited French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. “We will...
  • Germany urges EU countermeasures against U.S. over Russia sanctions

    07/31/2017 7:54:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2017 | Stefanie Loos
    BERLIN (Reuters) - New sanctions against Russia proposed by U.S. lawmakers and which could harm European firms violate international law and the European Commission should consider counter-measures, the German economy minister was quoted on Monday as saying. "We consider this as being against international law, plain and simple," Brigitte Zypries told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain. "Of course we don't want a trade war. But it is important the European Commission now looks into countermeasures." The German government and business leaders have said the new sanctions passed this month by the U.S. House of Representatives could prevent German companies from...
  • US Bill On Anti-Russian Sanctions Contravenes International Law (Sanctions Backfire Alert)

    07/30/2017 7:21:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    TASS ^ | 07/31/2017 | TASS
    The new US bill on anti-Russian sanctions will affect European countries cooperating with Russia in the energy sector, and, therefore, these restrictive measures can ultimately run counter to international law, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, said in an interview with the newspapers, which are part of Germany’s Funke media group, published on Monday. "We believe this is a violation of international law," the minister said referring to the fact that the fresh sanctions may restrict companies’ activities in the EU. "America cannot fine German companies for doing business in another country," she said. "According to Zypries,...
  • EU explores account freezes to prevent runs at failing banks

    07/29/2017 8:45:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 28, 2017 | Francesco Guarascio
    European Union states are considering measures which would allow them to temporarily stop people withdrawing money from their accounts to prevent bank runs ... The move is aimed at helping rescue lenders that are deemed failing or likely to fail, but critics say it could hit confidence and might even hasten withdrawals at the first rumors of a bank being in trouble. The proposal, which has been in the works since the beginning of this year, comes less than two months after a run on deposits at Banco Popular contributed to the collapse of the Spanish lender. It also come...
  • What Living Conditions Are Like For Syrian Refugees In Berlin

    07/27/2017 12:36:10 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/1/16 | VICE News Tonight on HBO
    Video of the situation of refugees in Germany.
  • EU court rejects 'open-door' policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees

    07/26/2017 5:15:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2017 | Justin Huggler (AP reporter)
    In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU’s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015.
  • British economy suffers 'notable slowdown'

    07/26/2017 1:43:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | July 26, 2017 | Charles Riley
    Britain's economy grew by just 0.3% in the second quarter, confirming fears of a marked slowdown as the country prepares to exit the European Union. The rate of growth over the previous quarter represents a slight improvement on the 0.2% expansion posted in the first three months of 2017. The official data matched the expectations of economists, but gave little cause for optimism. "The economy has experienced a notable slowdown in the first half of this year," the Office of National Statistics said in a statement. ...Brits are saving the smallest share of disposable income in over 50 years. Credit...
  • Is Emmanuel Macron the Antichrist?

    07/24/2017 9:29:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 29 replies
    RR ^ | 7/17/17 | Todd Strandberg
    Several of the people who contribute articles to Rapture Ready have addressed the possibility of Emmanuel Macron being the Antichrist. Most have approached the subject with a good bit of caution. Because the Antichrist comes to power after the Rapture, we, as the bride of Christ, cannot be certain of his identity. The Antichrist will be a man of such incredible charm and charisma, students of Bible prophecy may be able to place high odds on him being the man who will rule the whole world. The Tribulation starts with the Antichrist confirming a peace agreement between Israel and its...
  • Poles outraged over controversial bill take to the streets

    07/23/2017 12:57:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:29 PM ET, Sun July 23, 2017 | Antonia Mortensen, Joe Sterling and Angela Dewan, CNN
    A top EU official earlier this week threatened the use of Article 7, a mechanism that would allow for sanctions against Poland and possible suspension of its voting rights in the bloc. The measure has never been used before. "Each individual law, if adopted, would seriously erode the independence of the Polish judiciary," said Frans Timmermans, first vice president of the European Commission. "Collectively, they would abolish any remaining judicial independence and put the judiciary under full political control of the government." European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish Prime Minister from the opposition Civic Platform Party, warned Thursday...
  • European Union Threatens Poland with Sanctions and Suspension of Voting Rights

    07/20/2017 6:52:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    The European Union has threatened to invoke Article 7, a move which could see Poland lose its voting priveledges in the political bloc and possibly face sanctions over recently proposed judicial reforms. The European Union announced Wednesday that it would be taking further steps against Poland for what it views as a “systematic threat to the rule of law.” The political bloc has criticised the Polish government’s proposed judicial reform in the past and is now eying a move that could suspend Warsaw’s vote within the union by invoking Article 7, Die Presse reports. Poland’s ruling party has been pushing...
  • German challenger Schulz accuses Merkel of lacking clear plan

    07/16/2017 11:28:48 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2016 | Holger Hansen and Michael Nienaber
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German SPD leader Martin Schulz set out plans to boost investment and enhance European unity, accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel of making empty promises. Schulz, the former European Parliament President, is hoping to beat Merkel in a Sept. 24 election but his center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have lost momentum in the polls after initial gains following his nomination in January. Presenting a 10-point plan for a modern Germany and a better Europe, Schulz told supporters in Berlin that he would compel the state to raise spending on infrastructure and education. "Germany can do more," Schulz said.
  • Brexit: A view from Germany

    07/16/2017 7:47:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 15 Jul, 2017 | Markus Krall
    ‘This is not about punishing Great Britain,’ declared Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s interim foreign secretary, on his recent visit to London. I fell about laughing, because this is precisely what’s going on. It is as obvious to us Germans as it is to the Brits: the EU cannot tolerate the thought of a successful United Kingdom outside the Brussels sphere of influence because, if that were allowed to happen, others might dare to start thinking about leaving the club too. Everything we hear from Brussels flows from this. The EU presents itself as a champion of free trade, especially when its...
  • Italy's 'nuclear option' to migrant crisis: give EU visas to 200,000 incomers and send them north

    07/15/2017 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 15, 2017 | Liz Dunphy
    Italian government officials have threatened to issue temporary EU visas to thousands of migrants in an effort to deal with Italy's escalating migrant and refugee crisis that would allow new arrivals to travel north. In what has been described as a 'nuclear option,' Italian government officials have threatened to allow 200,000 migrants who enter the country to travel across Europe by using a Brussels directive, The Times reports. More than 86,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy already this year. Italy has been struggling to cope with a huge rise in people fleeing north Africa and hundreds of asylum...
  • Diminishing Birth Rates – Why Is the First Political Solution Race Replacement?

    07/12/2017 8:00:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    One of the greatest political oddities is that across European nations, the first and last solution to diminishing birth rates is to decide that the next generation of Europeans should be a completely different race. There is a certain shortsightedness in this idea that is not only morally questionable, but also economically stupid. Over the last decades, the birth rate in many European nations (the “wealthier” nations) has gone down; it is now at a point where European couples are not having enough children to replace themselves. For some reason, the governments have decided that the best solution to deal...
  • “We do not want to take part in this suicide.”

    07/09/2017 6:08:55 AM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    With President Trump visit to Poland, the world’s media have turned their eyes on the European country. The MSM are already anti-Poland because of their refusal to accept the Muslim Migrant quota imposed by the EU without properly vetting them for terrorism links; and the saddest part is, that they are doing exactly what all Western nations should be doing right now. Although the majority of Poles feel that the European Union is overall a good thing for their country (71%), the Muslim Migrant issue has become a major sticking point. In fact, the latest poll asks the question: “Should...
  • Trump Grinds the G20, the Bureaucratic Underground, and CNN into Hamburger

    07/09/2017 4:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 9, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    This was a week of startling contrasts. The President reasserted (against a decades-long leftist attack on it) the significant achievements of Western civilization and the need to vigorously defend it. His speech prefaced the G20 meeting in Hamburg, where leftists rioted, burned, and looted while the G20 leaders ponced about and wined and dined in style, apparently oblivious to the havoc which their open border policies and multiculturalist mindset had birthed. As Trump worked successfully on trade and defense issues in Europe, his administration was quietly plugging security leaks and maladministration in our own bureaucratic underground. A. PolandWestern Europe has...