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  • Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

    03/29/2017 11:17:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | bbc
    The government is due to set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book when it publishes details of its Great Repeal Bill later. Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a "smooth and stable transition" with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges. It will also incorporate thousands of pieces of EU law into UK legislation. The publication comes the day after the UK started two years of talks using Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
  • Theresa May triggers Article 50 with warning over security as EU leaders rule out key Brexit demand

    03/29/2017 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 29, 2017 | Laura Hughes, Kate McCann, and Gordon Rayner
    Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations got off to a bruising start as she threatened to withdraw cooperation on security and Europe’s heavyweights flatly rejected one of her key demands. The Prime Minister started her day of history by talking of a “deep and special partnership” with post-Brexit Europe, but within hours she and the EU’s most powerful leaders were trading blows. Mrs. May invoked the dark days of the Cold War as she warned the EU its “fragile” security would be “weakened” if it failed to reach a deal with Britain.
  • Theresa May Says There Is 'No Turning Back' As Brexit Is Triggered

    03/29/2017 5:29:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/29/17
    The latest updates as the PM's letter telling the EU that Britain will be leaving is hand delivered to Brussels.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60wDzZt8yg      
  • Brexit begins! Historic moment for the UK as Article 50 letter is delivered...

    03/29/2017 4:37:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 29th March 2017 | James Tapfield
    History was made today as the Article 50 letter confirming Britain's divorce from the EU was finally delivered - with Theresa May pledging to create a 'brighter future' outside the club. The UK's envoy Sir Tim Barrow handed the formal notification to European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels. As the point of no return was reached, the Prime Minister told the House of Commons that she was 'giving effect to the democratic will of the UK people'.
  • Why Brexit Is Best for Britain: The Left-Wing Case

    03/28/2017 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 March 2017 | Alan Johnson
    On Wednesday, Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, is to deliver a letter to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, informing him that after 44 years of membership, her nation is leaving the European Union. Approximately two years later, after negotiating the terms of that departure, the union will lose at a stroke “an eighth of its population, a sixth of its G.D.P., half its nuclear-arms cache and a seat on the U.N. Security Council,” as Susan Watkins, the editor of New Left Review, noted recently. Ms. Watkins is a “Lexiteer,” as left-wing supporters of ‘Brexit’ like me are...
  • One in ten German firms to cut UK investments before Brexit: survey

    03/28/2017 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 March 2017 14:30 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    One in ten German firms present in Britain plans to stop investing in the island nation even before it definitively leaves the European Union, an industry group survey published on Tuesday found. German firms believe Brexit “will seriously damage business with the United Kingdom,” said Eric Schweitzer, president of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), which surveyed 2,200 internationally active companies. Some nine percent of firms who have invested in the UK plan to shift investments elsewhere, with Germany and the rest of the EU the top choices. Britain is the third-biggest export market for Germany...
  • Celebrating EUro-Sclerosis

    03/25/2017 5:22:26 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/24/2017 | Staff
    Economics: For those not in the know, this weekend marks the gala 60th anniversary of the formation of what eventually became the European Union. Celebrate while you can, because it might not make it to 61. The European Union will "celebrate" its 60th birthday officially on Saturday in a sad effort to make itself look still relevant. We don't mean to be snide, but it has precious little to celebrate. Starting small, the 1957 Treaty of Rome created what was then called the European Economic Community from just six countries. It should have stayed small. From those modest beginnings, it...
  • US tells Turkey and EU to ‘tone down rhetoric’

    03/24/2017 9:31:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    KOM News ^ | 24 March 2017 13:24 CET | none stated
    US State Department Acting Spokesman Mark Toner The United States State Department’s Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner called on European and Turkish government representatives to “tone down the rhetoric” in a press conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday.Answering a journalist’s question on whether he “agrees with the behaviour of the president of Turkey (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) who threatens Europeans every day,” Toner said “I think what we have said about some of the back and forth we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks [is] that we want to see everyone get along and tone down the rhetoric.”“Look Turkey is an...
  • Socialist Europe is nothing but a big Potemkin village

    03/24/2017 6:18:06 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In 1787, Russian Empress Catherine Romanov the Great visited Crimea. Her tour guide was her lover Prince Grigory Potemkin. The Prince's estates in Crimea were shoddy and run down. To give her majesty the impression that all was well and that Crimea was pristine and beautiful, he erected portable settlements and facades along the river that her boat would be travelling. The deception worked, The middle aged aristocrat impressed the Middle aged Empress and Prince Grigory curried favor with the empress. In reality, behind the facade, Grigory's subjects lived in abject poverty and misery. An Austrian delegation toured Potemkin's...
  • The Answer to Brexit? – Don’t Negotiate with the EU

    03/23/2017 8:45:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The EU has proven itself to be hostile o Britain’s interests. As the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has said “other countries will see what happens to the UK, and will want to stay in the EU” and “Deserters will not be welcomed with open arms”: A clear and direct threat against Britain’s exit. The EU will make life as hard as possible for the nation and the people. Already, Juncker is asking for a £50 Billion “divorce settlement”. What should Britain do? The answer is not overly complex. We should have zero negotiations with the EU. Britain...
  • Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    03/20/2017 5:12:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    Euronews ^ | March 20, 2017 | Reuters
    The British government has said it will trigger Article 50, formally starting the process of leaving the European Union, on March 29. The move will start the clock ticking on a two-year countdown to Brexit and allow negotiations to start between London and Brussels in the coming weeks.
  • An anti-Islam Dutch leader is barred from power. His supporters say: Just wait.

    03/19/2017 11:44:47 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Washington (Com)Post ^ | 3/17/17 | Michael Birnbaum
    ALMERE, the Netherlands — If the Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders were any other politician, his robust election showing this week would warrant a shot at joining a political coalition. But the bleached-blond agitator says Moroccans are “scum,” mosques are havens of terrorism and the Koran is a blueprint for destruction, positions no mainstream Dutch leader will endorse. The anxious conventional leaders of Europe, fearful that an anti-establishment surge was unstoppable, breathed with relief after Dutch voters in Wednesday’s election failed to make Wilders the biggest politician in the Netherlands. They hope for a repeat in France and Germany later...
  • Germany: Turkey is ‘further from EU membership than ever

    03/18/2017 10:41:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Middle East Monitor (MEMO) ^ | March 18, 2017 | none stated
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with news magazine Der Spiegel published today that Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now, as relations between Ankara and Berlin hit a low point.“Today Turkey is definitely further away from becoming a member of the European Union than ever before,” Gabriel said in the interview.He also said that he always had doubts about whether Turkey should join the EU but found himself in the minority in his Social Democrat (SPD) party.Before taking power in Germany in 2005, Chancellor Angela Merkel was an outspoken opponent...
  • Has the Dutch Election Been Fixed? Not a Conspiracy Theory, Just Numbers and a Question

    03/16/2017 3:47:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Polls have been spectacularly wrong in recent years; Trump, Brexit, the UK 2015 General Election, all suggested that the Status Quo would prevail. And of course, they were wrong. This is in part due to how the polls are conducted, and the way in which they are often used as propaganda tools as opposed to informative data sets, but they are still a valuable tool if you know how to read the raw information. The Dutch election results announced today, show how wrong the pollsters can be yet again. It was in fact, only the very last exit poll that...
  • Despite Brexit, Globalist EU Expands Transnational Military

    03/15/2017 3:03:51 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/14/2017 | Alex Newman
    Despite the historic Brexit vote and soaring anti-European Union sentiment across the bloc, unelected EU bosses are moving forward with a plot to create a continental military force answerable only to the unaccountable superstate. In a throwback to the days of European imperialism, EU policymakers are already plotting to use their newly approved EU military headquarters in Brussels to provide more help to globalist institutions such as the United Nations as they occupy various African nations under the guise of “peace.” And despite British voters demanding that ties with the superstate be severed, efforts are being made to ensnare the...
  • The EU not only has its Own Navy with Warship, It Now Wants a Nuclear Arsenal

    03/15/2017 8:14:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    With the recent announcement that the European Union is seeking to start its own nuclear program with a view to getting a nuclear deterrent (weapons), we should remember that this is all being done with the European population largely in ignorance. During a debate that took place in 2014, between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg (former British Deputy Prime Minister), the latter took great pains to state that there was no such thing as an EU Army and that such talk was a “Dangerous Fantasy”, and even more that the EU had no plans for one. Here’s the video: Did...
  • European Court justifies banning Muslim headscarf in workplace

    03/14/2017 12:17:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that companies would not be liable for direct discrimination if they put in place a general ban on employees from wearing religious garb such as the Islamic hijab (headscarf). “An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination,” the court stated. “Accordingly, such an internal rule does not introduce a difference of treatment that is directly based on religion or belief,” the court stated. “The rule thus treats all employees of the undertaking in the same way, notably...
  • Marine Le Pen Smacks Down Reporter: 'No One Trusts the Media'

    03/14/2017 7:50:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    A fascinating exchange in which French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen informs a reporter that no one trusts the media highlights how incredibly disconnected from reality the establishment press really is. The reporter tells Le Pen her advice that people "turn away from the traditional media, (and) go and find news on the Internet" is "dangerous".
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • EU to Open Migration Centres in Africa Because Europe ‘Needs 6 Million Migrants’

    03/13/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by davikkm · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    The European Union (EU) is to open asylum processing centres in West Africa and countries on the southern shore of the Mediterranean because the continent “need[s] six million migrants”, Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos has said. Speaking in Geneva last week, the Greek Eurocrat denied terror attacks are linked to migration and warned the “biggest threat” to Europe is “the rise of populism, nationalism and xenophobia”. Declaring “the 27 [member states] will need 6 million immigrants in the future”, Avramopoulos explained the Commission is going to open reception centres to recruit migrants, because an open borders approach would fuel populism....
  • The Election of Geert Wilders and the Next Step in the Great, Global Revolution

    03/12/2017 3:11:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    On March 15th, the fate of the EU just might be decided. In the much anticipated Dutch election, Geert Wilders is looking set to take the Establishment by storm. The election that could shape Europe’s political landscape is tighter than most people think and will likely come down to the wire. The latest polls have shown Wilder’s PVV party slip to a point behind current Prime Minister Mark Rutte, but Wilders has had the lead since September, leaving many to question whether this latest poll is just a blip: As Geert Wilder’s popularity holds firm in the face of Establishment...
  • The Shocking Truth About Sweden (The White Rose Mirror) https://youtu.be/xBewxQUHwvo via @YouTube

    03/06/2017 12:29:02 PM PST · by parisa · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Feb 22, 2017 | The White Rose Mirror
    #SwedenIncident The Shocking Truth About Sweden
  • Brexit Begins to Falter

    03/06/2017 3:21:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The war for Brexit has lost its first major battle, and it wasn’t against the Brussels Eurocrats, it’s against the unelected House of Lords. The Brexit Bill that will allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 (the mechanism by which the UK can legally extricate itself from the EU), has lost a vote on Amendment 9B. This amendment is on the rights of EU citizens presently living in the UK and their right to remain after Brexit. It was one of the UK’s key bargaining chips and now it looks like it will never have a chance to be...
  • Marine Le Pen Stripped Of EU Parliament Immunity For Tweeting Pictures Of Islamic State Violence

    03/02/2017 7:16:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/02/17 | Tyler Durden
    Having recently joined her competitor Francois Fillon in facing the French legal system over possible embezzlement charges of her own, after her chief of staff and bodyguard were detained by police last week, the push to isolate and crack down on the anti-establishment presidential candidate moved to the European Parliament where EU lawmakers lifted Le Pen's EU parliamentary immunity on Thursday for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence. Le Pen is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley. Le Pen's immunity...
  • Theresa May lays down independence vote challenge to Nicola Sturgeon

    03/03/2017 11:20:39 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | Severin Carrell
    Theresa May has signalled a tougher line on Scottish demands for greater devolution after Brexit, laying down a clear challenge to Nicola Sturgeon to call another independence referendum. The prime minister told the Scottish Conservative party she would fight against any further decentralisation of power which meant the UK became “a looser and weaker union”. “We cannot allow our United Kingdom to drift apart,” she said.
  • Divine intervention! EU leaders will turn to the POPE over plans to revive struggling bloc

    03/03/2017 4:24:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Express ^ | March 1, 2017 | Nick Gutteridge
    EUROPEAN leaders are set to hold an historic meeting with the Pope later this month when they head to Rome to unveil their make-or-break plans to revive the struggling EU. Brussels chiefs are hoping the Pontiff can provide them with the “leadership” they are lacking to help solve the debilitating crises tearing the bloc apart. The 28 heads of government will meet with Pope Francis on March 24, the day before they all gather in the Italian capital to celebrate the 60th birthday of the EU and launch its “rebirth”.
  • The Globalists are Out for Le Pen: Can She Hold them Off?

    03/03/2017 8:53:40 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    They’ll either try to defeat her through the Polls or through the machinations of the government and judiciary, whichever seems most expedient at the time. Marine le Pen, leader of the French national Front, despite leading in all major polls may yet fail to clinch the election as France’s next President. Is it due to lack of popularity? Are the French people finally accepting their fate as the dumping ground of the world’s economic migrants? Or is that the system is in such fear of the “Great, Global Revolution”, that they will do literally anything to stop its continuance?
  • Pope Will Meet EU Leaders and Tell Them: ‘Tear Down The Walls’

    03/03/2017 7:41:56 AM PST · by davikkm · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Francis will meet with the leaders of all EU nations at the Vatican on March 24 ahead of the bloc’s special summit in Rome, Vatican sources said Thursday. The March 25 summit will mark the 60th anniversary of the bloc’s founding treaty. The pontiff will meet the leaders in the afternoon, the sources said.
  • Americans Might Have to Get a Visa for Europe

    03/03/2017 7:41:52 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 104 replies
    Money ^ | 3/3/2017 | Tara John
    Not posting since I am unsure if we can excerpt Time. The upshot is the EU has found that the US is in violation of Visa reciprocity from Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, and Poland and wants to force US citizens to get Visas to go there.
  • Rand Paul Criticizes John McCain For Attacking Trump, ‘Playing Footsies’ With Europe

    02/28/2017 10:59:13 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2017 | Christian Datoc
    Sen. Rand Paul harshly criticized sen. John McCain during a Monday morning interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show.” “There’s been a long standing tradition that when you go over sees you don’t toady up to the sort of socialists in Europe and you say, ‘oh they look down their nose at us and they think they’re better than us,'” the Kentucky Republican stated. “He goes over there and criticizes the president.” “Look I will have disagreements with the president, but I will support him when he’s conservative,” he told Gallagher. “I think most of the policies that have come out...
  • EU lawmakers, in unusual move, pull the plug on racist talk

    02/27/2017 3:54:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With the specter of populism looming over a critical election year in Europe, the European Parliament has taken an unusual step to crack down on racism and hate speech in its own house. In an unprecedented move, lawmakers have granted special powers to the president to pull the plug on live broadcasts of parliamentary debate in cases of racist speech or acts and the ability to purge any offending video or audio material from the system. Trouble is, the rules on what is considered offensive are none too clear. Some are concerned about manipulation. Others are crying...
  • Germany announces the final pillage of Greece

    02/27/2017 3:47:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 26 February 2017 | Matthew Allen
    Greece to Surrender Gold, Utilities and Real Estate in Exchange For Pieces of Paper Printed in Brussels It's official: The Germans will not allow debt relief for Greece. Instead, Berlin wants to send in the repo man. The untold story of the Greek "bailouts" is that it wasn't a "bailout" — it was an auction of Greek assets. Real, tangible things with real, tangible value were seized in exchange for pieces of paper that guarantee Athens will be chained to Berlin and Brussels for the foreseeable future. It's your basic extortion racket. As one rather gloomy (but intriguing) analysis puts...
  • European Union Parliament moves to censor “offensive speech”

    02/27/2017 8:09:49 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 27, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a story which would never take place in the United States, at least not yet and not with the official permission of the government. The European Union has obviously become increasingly alarmed over trends in popular sentiment rippling through their member countries. This started with Brexit, but has more recently cropped up with the candidacies of Marie Le Pen and Geert Wilders. Clearly such rabble rousing is not to be tolerated in the largely socialist paradise so something had to be done. The solution? The EU has passed new rules which will allow them to cut the broadcast...
  • Marine Le Pen vows to REMOVE France from ‘MONSTER’ EU and start NEW bloc of rebel nations

    The Front National leader has laid out her foreign policy vision for France with plans to reverse EU bureaucracy which has left France “enfeebled” and “cut off” form the world. Speaking in Paris yesterday, she said: “It’s time for us to put an end to this bureaucratic monster that is the European Union. European countries are bound together in many ways, and this mandatory coalition is destroying individual member states.” The far-right chief also vowed not to allow her country be “diminished, isolated, and wholly dependent on the EU”.
  • Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK?

    02/24/2017 11:02:41 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Katie Allen
    Rising fuel and food prices are eating into household budgets as the impact of the Brexit vote on the value of the pound pushes up inflation, according to a Guardian analysis that casts doubt over how much longer consumers can continue to shore up the UK economy. Cracks are starting to show in the picture of economic resilience seen since last summer’s vote to leave the EU. Wage growth is slowing just as people’s living costs start taking off. Businesses are also feeling the pressures of the weak pound more intensely as it ramps up the cost of imported raw...
  • A Le Pen Victory in France is the Next Domino in the Trump/Brexit Political Earthquake

    02/24/2017 6:10:50 PM PST · by davikkm · 27 replies
    The Independent UK reposted on Investment Watch Blog ^ | The Independent UK reposted on the blog by Mark Angelides
    Polls are predicting a stunning victory for Marine Le Pen and her party, France’s National Front (FN), in this year’s French elections. Riding a wave of popularity that has never before been seen in modern French politics, Le Pen looks set to follow the trajectories of both Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in upsetting the political establishment’s Status Quo. Her popularity is not least in part due to the shocking wave of terrorist attacks and migrant riots that are sweeping the European continent.
  • Is EU Getting Worried About High Debt?

    02/23/2017 2:00:22 PM PST · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Victor Mozambigue
    Debt is not just an American or Chinese problem. The EU is equally mortified with debt and the problem is not just in Greece. As per the Maastricht Treaty, the countries EU states cannot have debt more than 60% of their GDPs. Currently, the situation is nowhere close to this ideal as 21 countries have passed this limit and 5 have more debt than their GDP. The situation is serious with Greece, where the debt is 177 percent of the GDP. While the world is focusing on Greece’s extreme debt crisis, Italy and Portugal easily miss the spotlight despite having...
  • The EU Is Operating Like A Mafia Family: Extortion and Strong-Arming Are The New Politics

    02/23/2017 7:41:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Extortion, loan-sharking and protection rackets are all part of the Mafia’s “Business Model”, it seems that the European Union has adopted this model in its Brexit negotiations with the U.K. After Jean Claude Juncker’s (President) announcement that Britain should pay 50 Billion Pounds to leave the EU club (family), is it any wonder that the Brits are starting to see the EU federalists as a “Godfatheresque” criminal organization.
  • Pence Appears To Support EU

    02/21/2017 5:57:22 PM PST · by KyCats · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 21, 2107 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday in which Pence affirmed United States commitment to the European Union while also raising questions as to whether the U.S. supports the European Union’s “freedom of movement.” In the Monday press conference, President Tusk emphasized a particular portion of his meeting with Vice President Pence, saying, “I asked the vice president directly if he shared my opinions on three key matters: the international order, security, and the attitude of the new American administration towards the European Union.” Tusk continued, “In reply to...
  • Parliament Chief Warns Europe To Expect ‘Millions And Millions’ Of African Migrants

    02/21/2017 12:54:12 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-21-2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A rubber boat with migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. 193 people and two corpses were recovered from a rubber boat by the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel operated by MSF and SOS Mediterranee. (AP Photo/Sima Diab) The President of the European Parliament (EP) called for massive investments in Africa on Tuesday, warning that millions of African migrants could arrive otherwise. In a forum with Italy’s ANSA news service, Antonio Tajani said: “If the problem of Africa is not tackled—drought, malnutrition—we will have millions and millions and Africans pushing (to enter Europe) and dams and walls will not...
  • American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union

    02/20/2017 1:17:30 PM PST · by tekrat · 67 replies
    The Star-Spangled Banner looked more starry than usual during one of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American flag that went up alongside the European Union flag as Pence and EU leader Donald Tusk spoke on Monday had 51 stars instead of the usual 50, one for each state.
  • 'America NEEDS a united Europe' Juncker issues desperate warning to Mike Pence

    02/20/2017 8:44:09 PM PST · by cornelis · 35 replies
    Express ^ | Feb 20, 2016 | Samuel Osborne
    AMERICA needs a “strong and united” European Union as an ally if it wants to remain the world’s top dog in the face of competition from China and Russia, Brussels chief Jean-Claude Juncker said today . . . Eurocrats and Mr Pence have both been keen to repair broken bridges, which have been smashed to an unprecedented extent following the billionaire tycoon’s shock election victory
  • Germany Election Frontrunner Schulz Accused in EU Fake Job Scandal

    02/19/2017 5:23:27 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz could be facing a possible scandal as details have emerged regarding unusual contracts he made for friends when European Union President. The allegations of potential misconduct by the former European Union president revolve mostly around a man named Markus Engels, a long-time confidant of Schulz and his current campaign manager for the German federal elections later this year. According to reports, Schulz gave Engels a lavish contract in 2012 to represent Schulz interests in Berlin, though he was registered in Brussels — allowing him to avoid large amounts of tax, Der Spiegel reports.
  • 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 · 50 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.