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  • Trying to Unlock Brexit, Britain's Theresa May to Make Offer on EU Citizens

    10/19/2017 2:17:20 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    news18.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Reuters
    Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party's majority in a June election and failing to rally support at an ill-fated party conference, May had initially hoped she would regain some ground by persuading EU leaders at a two-day summit starting on Thursday to let Brexit talks move beyond matters of the divorce. But EU leaders have ruled that out,...
  • Eastern European Resistance to Islamization

    10/17/2017 5:43:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 10/17/17 | William Kilpatrick
    If you’ve ever seen Casablanca, you won’t have forgotten the scene in Rick’s Cafe where the German officers who are singing “Die Wacht am Rhein” are drowned out by the French patrons who burst into a rousing rendition of the “Marseillaise.”Something similar happened last week at the National Opera in Cluj Napoca, Romania. A “multicultural” opera that included a Muslim muezzin chanting the call to prayer was interrupted by members of the audience singing the national anthem. The Romanian national anthem is not quite as rousing as “La Marseillaise” (at least, not to the non-Romanian ear), and the singers were...
  • Polish President Duda says hopes Turkey will join EU

    10/17/2017 10:09:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    reuters.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    Poland hopes Turkey will eventually join the European Union, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday, days ahead of an EU summit which will discuss the frayed relations between Brussels and Ankara. The EU, particularly heavyweight member Germany, has become increasingly critical of Turkey since President Tayyip Erdogan launched large-scale purges of state institutions, the military, the judiciary and academia after a failed coup in July 2016.
  • BREXIT LATEST: Shock ONS data wipes £490 BILLION off UK’s wealth as talks hit vital stage

    10/16/2017 12:35:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | Harvey Gavin
    Revised figures from Office for National Statistics’s (ONS) ‘Blue Book’ - which measures economic activity in the UK - show the Britain’s global investments have collapsed by £490billion. The unexpected new numbers come as the UK enters a critical stage in divorce talks with the European Union, and effectively wipe out the country’s safety margin to deal with any economic damage caused by Brexit. Mark Capleton, UK rates strategist at Bank of America, told The Telegraph: “Half a trillion pounds has gone missing. “This is equivalent to 25 per cent of GDP.” The stats also show a sharp decline in...
  • Is The EU Heading For An East-West Schism?

    10/11/2017 10:53:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    <p>The European Union is losing a major player in the United Kingdom, but there’s other potential cracks in the alliance showing up and additional wrinkles to resolve. While it’s still far from a sure thing, Catalonia may split off from Spain, leaving a question mark over their future. And some of the established EU members have been making noises about not being terribly happy with the way Brussels runs the operation.</p>
  • 7 independence movements that have the potential to destroy the EU (Catalonia is just the start)

    10/05/2017 9:02:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Duran ^ | 10/05/2017 | by Alex Christoforou
    Catalonia continues to press on with its independence movement, much to the dismay of Spain and the European Union. Catalonia is not the only region in the EU demanding more autonomy or independence.Here are seven regions in the European Union that may seek separation, and cause more fragmentation in an already weakened Europe.1. Scotland, Britain In 2014, Scotland had a historic referendum on leaving the United Kingdom resulting in a narrow 55 percent vote against leaving the UK.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, head of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, is now calling for a second referendum once Britain’s exit from the...
  • Angela Merkel Loses Support, But Wins Election

    09/24/2017 11:10:59 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-24-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have lost 9 percent compared to the last elections, her party has yet again become the largest party in Germany's parliament today. Merkel's CDU won 32.5 percent of the vote. That's significantly less than four years ago, but because Germany's electorate is more divided than ever before, it's enough to make her chancellor once more. Well, if she's able to form a coalition with the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens, that is, who finished the day with respectively 10.5 and 9.4 percent of the vote. For Merkel, the results will leave a bitter taste...
  • Is Spain Going to Explode Over Catalonian Secession?

    09/23/2017 8:09:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/23/2017 | Megan Oprea
    The autonomous region of Catalonia has once again called for a referendum for secession from Spain, and all hell is breaking loose. Although the vote is still two weeks away, this week has seen a marked increase in tension and conflict between the two sides thatÂ’s quickly reaching a boiling point. The government in Spain, which calls the planned vote illegal, has frozen CataloniaÂ’s access to public funds so that they canÂ’t be spent on organizing the referendum. It is also trying to shut down its access to ballot boxes, although the Catalan government says it has 6,000 of...
  • Moody's downgrades UK's rating on Brexit and growth fears

    09/22/2017 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    reuters.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 | William Schomberg, David Milliken
    Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Britain’s credit rating by a further notch on Friday, saying the government’s plans to fix the public finances had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy. A few hours after Prime Minister Theresa May set out plans for a new relationship with the European Union, Moody’s cut the rating to Aa2 from Aa1, underscoring the economic risks that leaving the bloc poses for the world’s fifth-biggest economy.
  • Theresa May: UK will 'honour' financial commitments to EU

    09/22/2017 8:18:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    sky.com ^ | 22 September 2017 | Tamara Cohen
    Theresa May has called on European leaders to strike a "bold and ambitious" trade deal with Britain within two years after Brexit. In a speech billed as the most important of her premiership, Mrs May set out plans for a two-year "implementation period" after Britain officially leaves in March 2019 - before moving to a permanent trade deal. She insisted this period would be strictly time limited, and in an attempt to break the deadlock on the "divorce bill", promised that the UK would "honour its commitments" to the EU budget.
  • Why the EU sucks! Vacuum cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson reveals (TR)

    09/16/2017 8:46:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2017 | Jane Fryer
    Sir James Dyson is lithe, rangy, tanned, beadily alert and, despite never using his own award-winning Supersonic dryer, boasts gloriously fluffy hair. ‘It blows my hair to smithereens and gives too much root uplift,’ he says. This week he was particularly busy, even by his exactingly high standards as Britain’s best-known inventor. On Wednesday, fed up with trying to get politicians to do something about the dire lack of engineers in this country, he opened a university to train them; the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. And, oh yes, he took on Jean-Claude Juncker. When the European Commission president...
  • Angela Merkel: Hungary Can’t Disobey EU On Immigration Policy

    09/12/2017 2:52:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Given the recent history between Hungary, Germany and the European Union on matters of immigration policy and refugee resettlement, one can only imagine how well this is going to go over.Angela Merkel is up for reelection this year so she’s making a point of bolstering her open border policies and her support for the EU. That’s apparently why she felt she had to weigh in on Hungary’s recent positions on the subject. Those positions are, basically, that the EU can commit cultural suicide if they want, but Hungary won’t be having any part of it. Still, Merkel clearly wants...
  • UK lawmakers back EU withdrawal bill

    09/12/2017 11:35:22 AM PDT · by Oatka · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | Sept 12, 2017 | Video by Yuka Royer , Alexander Hurs Text by NEWS WIRE
    VIDEOBritish MPs voted in favour of a bill Tuesday to end Britain's EU membership, a key moment for the government's Brexit strategy despite opposition accusations of an unprecedented power grab. Lawmakers voted by 326 to 290 in favour of backing the legislation, after more than 13 hours of debate, which will now go forward for further scrutiny by MPs. The bill is aimed at repealing the 1972 law through which Britain joined the bloc, transferring in bulk around 12,000 existing EU regulations onto the British statute books. It is the next step in implementing last year's historic referendum vote...
  • German Foreign Minister Says China Must Respect A ‘One Europe Policy’ ...

    09/04/2017 5:14:31 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Synglove ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    German Foreign Minister Says China Must Respect A ‘One Europe Policy’ If It Wants Europe To Pursue A ‘One China Policy’ BY SYNGLOBE ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stunned China by urging Beijing to abide by a ‘One-Europe Policy’. Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stunned China by urging Beijing to abide by a ‘One-Europe Policy’. At a conference of European diplomats held in Paris on August 30, Gabriel warned colleagues that China is trying to “divide Europe” and that the continent must find a common strategy to counterbalance Beijing’s influence. Gabriel stated that some European countries...
  • Who is paying to keep infiltrators in Tel Aviv?

    09/04/2017 2:28:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/17 | David Rosenberg
    A new report released by the Im Tirtzu organization has revealed that legal efforts to maintain the illegal immigrant community in south Tel Aviv and bar government attempts to deport infiltrators are being bankrolled in large part by the United Nations. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants crossed into Israel over the past decade via the southern border with Egypt. Most of the infiltrators originated in Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries in northeastern Africa. Following the construction of the border fence along the Israeli-Egyptian frontier, illegal border crossings plummeted by more than 99% - but only after some 60,000...
  • Perfect. Hungary sends the EU a bill for their border fence

    09/02/2017 11:07:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/1/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been something of a thorn in the side of the EU for quite a while now when it comes to the refugee crisis and questions over terrorism and illegal immigration. While most of the rest of the union has been bending over backwards to keep pace with Angela Merkel’s plans for unlimited immigration and open borders, Hungary has taken a hard line in keeping the illegal migrants out. This has led the EU to recently consider imposing penalties on Hungary for their failure to get with the program. Orban came up with an even...
  • The EU’s Answer to Islamic Terrorism? – Redesign the Streets!

    09/01/2017 2:32:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In what is surely one of the most ludicrous (yet entirely unsurprising) displays of the pitiable excuse for leadership in the Western world, the European Union’s EU counter-terrorism coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove said the way to combat terrorism is putting up bollards. ‘We must work more at protecting so-called easy targets. Bollards, the re-designing of pedestrian streets are necessary. There is a clear effect of imitation in terrorism, and it seems clear that something like Barcelona will happen again,’ he said. Yes, Giles, the way to stop deranged madmen from murdering innocent people in the streets is to make them...
  • 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...