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  • McCain: World 'cries out' for US and EU leadership

    03/27/2017 9:13:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    EUObserver ^ | March 26, 2017 | Eric Maurice
    The world "cries out for American and European leadership" through the EU and Nato, US senator John McCain said on Friday (24 March). In a "new world order under enormous strain" and in "the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism … we can't stand by and lament, we've got to be involved," said McCain, a former Republican presidential candidate who is now chairman of the armed services committee in the US Senate. Speaking at the Brussels Forum, a conference organised by the German Marshall Fund, a transatlantic think tank, he said that the EU and the US needed to develop...
  • Ministers face battle over bid to use 'Henry VIII' powers to scrap swathes of EU legislation…[tr]

    03/26/2017 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:50 EDT, 26 March 2017 | James Tapsfield
    Ministers are braced for a battle over plans to ditch a swathe of EU laws using “Henry VIII” powers. The government is set to unveil details of the “Great Repeal Bill” this week, part of the formal process of cutting ties with Brussels. The legislation will convert all EU law on to the UK statute books. But ministers also want to be able to adapt the laws as they are repatriated without full scrutiny by parliament. Jeremy Corbyn indicated that Labour will oppose the plans today, saying government should not be extending executive powers used by a “dictatorial and anti-democratic”...
  • Juncker to US: If the EU collapses, there will be war in Balkans

    03/24/2017 9:41:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Mar 24, 2017 | Georgi Gotev
    Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned US Vice President Mike Pence of another war in the Western Balkans if the EU collapses, including as a result of Donald Trump encouraging member states to leave after Brexit. Mike Pence was in Brussels on 20 February, but details of what was discussed were only disclosed by Juncker, who spoke to the Financial Times in an exclusive interview published today (24 March). “I told the vice-president, ‘Do not say that. Do not invite others to leave, because if the European Union collapses, you will have a new war in the Western Balkans’,” Juncker said....
  • Who Stokes the Fire of Globalism?

    03/20/2017 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Romanian people, who had suffered so much and had fought so hard for their independence, replaced one dictator, the communist party and its supreme dear leader Ceausescu, with a global elitist technocracy, run by the EU and multinational corporatists “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” 
― Winston S. Churchill A total stranger asked me recently to name the one person who has done more damage to the U.S. by stoking the global communism fire. The answer is rather complex but I gave him a simplistic one - the education system with its hundreds...
  • Britain to trigger Article 50 'EU divorce process' on March 29

    03/20/2017 5:12:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 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.
  • Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses.....

    03/18/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | Joe Sheppard For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses into building site Right-wing extremists in Germany have hampered the construction of a mosque by erecting ten large crosses at the site. The group, planted the wooden structures in the small village of Marbach, near Erfurt, in the central eastern state of Thuringia, in early March. The owner of the site has said he plans to take legal action against the activists, named as 'Citizens for Erfurt'.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • The EU Is Profiting From Trump: Swedish EU Commissioner

    02/27/2017 11:36:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official said Tuesday. After Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in late January, "many countries are now turning to us, because they believe protectionism is not the right answer," Swedish European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told German business newspaper Handelsblatt. "We are already negotiating with almost all of them, or preparing conversations" with the countries around the Pacific Rim that had signed up to the US-led treaty, she went on. Since Trump's election, the Commission has sped...
  • 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...
  • Le Pen: ‘It’s Time To Do Away With the EU’

    02/24/2017 11:03:40 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has declared it is “time do away” with the European Union (EU), which has become a “bureaucratic monster”. According to EU Observer, the Front National leader told journalists it is time to “build another Europe, whether madame Merkel, monsieur Schulz or the other Commissioners want it or not”. The 48-year-old said “It is time to do away with an EU that is tempted by a fusion that destroys the Europe of nations”, echoing the sentiments of France’s late post-war leader, General Charles De Gaulle. The De...
  • 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...
  • Plan to hire 'abortion doctors' at Rome hospital sparks outcry [Italy]

    02/23/2017 9:05:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 23 February 2017 16:40 CET+01:00
    A controversial move by a Rome hospital to hire two specialist abortion doctors — because the majority of Italian doctors refuse to carry out the procedure — has caused an outcry. On Thursday, the president of Rome’s order of physicians, Giuseppe Lavra, asked Lazio’s regional governor to repeal the "unjust and discriminatory" call for two pro-abortion gynecologists. The governor, Nicola Zingaretti, had planned for the two doctors to be hired at Rome’s San Camillo hospital — one of the largest in the capital — where they would be tasked specifically with carrying out abortions. Zingaretti wrote in his blog that...
  • 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.
  • Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'

    02/21/2017 6:25:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 17, 2017 10:27 AM | Markus Becker
    The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a “muscular democracy” and take the lead in Europe. […] “The largest weight is now on Germany’s shoulders. Chancellor Merkel must continue to convince people of the EU’s importance; she must spearhead the effort to redefine the EU. In order to do this, Germany must become a muscular democracy. It needs to shoulder far more responsibility for the physical security of Europe, especially Eastern Europe and...
  • Belgian PM warns US against meddling in EU politics

    02/20/2017 8:51:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 02/20/2017 2:38
    After meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence on Sunday (19 February), the Belgian prime minister said in a veiled criticism of President Donald Trump’s comments that Belgium, like other countries, would not allow the fragmentation of the European Union. US Vice-President Mike Pence arrived in Brussels on Sunday evening, the second stop of his European tour to reassure worried European leaders. Pence will meet European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday morning. The VP flew from Munich, Germany, where he attended the Munich Security Conference. […] “There is no question of allowing the fragmentation of the European Union. This message...
  • Poland tells EU: We value democracy, respect our sovereignty

    02/20/2017 5:23:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2017 1:32 PM EST
    Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Monday it has written to the European Union in response to the bloc’s recommendations on rule of law in the country, the latest step in a standoff between Warsaw’s populist government and EU officials concerned about weakening democratic standards. Most of the EU’s concerns center on steps by the ruling Law and Justice party that have weakened the Constitutional Tribunal’s ability to act as a check on executive power. EU Vice-President Frans Timmermans said last year that he worried about a “systemic risk” to the rule of law in Poland. In December he sent non-binding recommendations...
  • 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.
  • French court rules it's OK to 'publicly promote infidelity'

    02/10/2017 4:32:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    A French court has ruled that extra-marital affairs dating website has the right to advertise its services and ruled that couples are not bound by the country’s civil code to be faithful to each other. The row began back in the winter of 2015 when French Catholics association sued Black Devine, the publisher's for extra-marital affairs dating site Gleeden, over some provocative adverts that promoted its services to those willing to cheat on their partners. "Contrary to anti-depressants a lover costs the Social security system nothing," read one of the bus stop adverts for Gleeden.  "Being faithful to two men...
  • Possible Trump EU envoy: US 'critical and suspicious' of EU

    02/09/2017 7:02:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 8:12 AM EST
    A leading contender to be U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union says the bloc is anti-American and the U.S. will try to build bilateral relationships with European countries instead. Ted Malloch tells the AP the U.S. is “critical and suspicious” of the EU project. […] EU parliamentarians have taken the unusual step of writing a letter, calling his views “outrageously malevolent.” …
  • Trump's EU Ambassador: Trump Will Only Make Trade Deals With Nations, Not the EU

    02/06/2017 7:48:43 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 February 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Ted Malloch, President Donald Trump’s proposed ambassador to the European Union, made it clear on Sunday that the administration’s goal is to destroy the European Union. During an interview on BBC on Sunday, Malloch warned that the EU is in for a rude awakening: Whether the EU powers-that-be like it or not, Trump will only deal with countries on a nation-by-nation basis. That would effectively end the supposed underlying reason for the EU.Malloch said, “Trump won’t cow down to the powers that be. He’ll speak his mind even if it gets him in trouble or held in disregard for others....
  • Trump's top EU pick warns German media of 'seismic shift' in ties

    02/03/2017 4:33:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 3 February 2017 18:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Ted Malloch, President Donald Trump’s reported choice of US ambassador to the EU, predicts “seismic shifts” in transatlantic ties and the bloc’s disintegration, in comments to a German news weekly published Friday. After last year’s Brexit vote for Britain to leave the EU, he told Der Spiegel that “you can almost put any two letters in front of the word exit”, suggesting any of the other 27 member states could be next. […] He said Trump preferred to deal bilaterally with European countries rather than the bloc as whole, adding that “frankly, this also gives us the upper hand”. He...
  • Brussels Is Wrong on Guns:Instead of passing bans terrorists will ignore,arm off-duty police

    01/31/2017 2:20:22 PM PST · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them. The proposed Firearms Directive would, among other things, ban various semiautomatic guns and magazines greater than 10 or 20 rounds, depending...
  • EU President: Trump's America as Threatening as Russia, China, and Jihad

    01/31/2017 8:48:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-31-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    There you have it, it's official: the European Union has truly gone insane. EU President Donald Tusk ("president" is a misnomer; Tusk wasn't elected by European voters, of course, because that's how Europe rolls) wrote a letter to 27 EU heads of state listing Donald Trump as a threat along with communist China, dictatorial Russia, and murderous radical Islam: "An increasingly, let us call it, assertive China, especially on the seas, Russia's aggressive policy towards Ukraine and its neighbours, wars, terror and anarchy in the Middle East and in Africa, with radical Islam playing a major role, as well as...
  • Enda Kenny urged to withdraw from St Patrick’s Day meeting with Trump

    01/29/2017 6:04:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 29, 2017
    Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw from his scheduled St Patrick’s Day meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House. Mr Halligan, a member of the Independent Alliance, told The Irish Times it was his personal view Enda Kenny should not travel to Washington for the traditional ceremony where a bowl of shamrock is presented to the president. “Unless he changes his views on issues like immigration, and his attitude to women, we should have as little as possible to do with the president,’’ he added. Mr Halligan said...
  • Delingpole: Donald Trump is Going to Make the European Union History

    01/28/2017 2:38:48 PM PST · by davikkm · 4 replies
    The more I see of the Donald Trump administration, the more I like its style. Here’s a perfect example – in which Trump’s prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Daily Politics show. Neil asked Malloch why on earth he’d want to be Ambassador to the EU. AN: I mean you’re clearly not a great fan of Brussels or these bureaucrats like Juncker. TM: Well, I had in a previous year a diplomatic post where I helped to bring down the Soviet Union, so...
  • Theresa May to set out 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows a clean break that does not leave the UK

    01/17/2017 3:17:02 AM PST · by agere_contra · 50 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 16 January 2017 | Peter Dominiczak
    Theresa May will set out a 12-point plan for Brexit as she vows that the UK will not have “partial” membership of the EU “that leaves us half-in, half-out”.
  • Merkel fires back at Trump, says Europe will choose its own 'destiny'

    01/16/2017 8:28:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 121 replies
    DPA International ^ | January 16th, 2017 | Andrew McCathie
    Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday fired back at US president-elect Donald Trump's denunciation of her liberal stance on refugees and his dismissal of the NATO military alliance as "obsolete." "I think we Europeans hold our destiny in our own hands," she said. "We know what his position is," Merkel said in response to Trump slamming her refugee policy as a "catastrophic mistake." "My position is also known," she added. In an interview with Germany's Bild and the Times of London, Trump also threatened to impose a hefty tax on German carmakers for selling vehicles in the...
  • Defiant EU Nations Ready Themselves for Trump Presidency

    01/16/2017 2:22:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 01/16/2017 | n/a
    European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his criticism that European allied members aren't paying their fair share had "caused astonishment." Trump also said Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation European Union would "end up being a great thing," and he predicted that other countries would also leave. At a meeting of EU ministers, French Foreign Minister...
  • A warning for the losers of the liberal elite

    01/16/2017 10:03:54 AM PST · by Fhios · 14 replies
    FT ^ | 1/15/2017 | Wolfgang Münchau
    "...Brexit is terrible because it deprives young Britons of the right to choose where to live, study and work. It deprives them of a European identity many believed they possessed forever..."
  • European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split

    BRUSSELS — European leaders said Monday that they may have to stand alone without the United States once Donald Trump enters office, raising the prospect of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations after Trump’s comments that the European Union is bound for a breakup and that NATO is obsolete. Trump said in a weekend interview with the Times of London and Germany’s Bild newspaper that the 28-nation European Union was a vehicle for German interests and said that he was indifferent to the bloc’s fate. He also said he was committed to European defense even as he expressed skepticism about...
  • German paper accuses UK of offshore tax haven threat

    01/15/2017 9:48:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 January 2017 21:55 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Germany’s Welt Am Sonntag newspaper has accused British finance minister Phillip Hammond of threatening to drastically slash corporation tax to turn the UK into an offshore tax haven if it is not given a trade deal. In an interview with Hammond, headlined “British finance minister threatens EU partners”, the paper quotes Hammond saying that Britain could be forced to change its economic model if negotiations went badly. “The British people are not going to lie down and say, ‘too bad’,” he said, when asked if the UK could slash corporation taxes. “If we have no access to the European market,...
  • Donald Trump blames dissolution of European Union on refugees — 'all of these illegals'

    President-elect Donald Trump blamed Europe’s acceptance of Mideast refugees — as he put it, “all of these illegals” — for the decision by Britain to leave the European Union, and predicted the organization would disintegrate barring a reversal of immigration policies promoted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “People, countries, want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity,” Trump told representatives of the Times of London and the German publication Bild about the June Brexit vote. “But, I do believe this, if they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the...
  • Donald Trump says UK 'doing great' after Brexit vote

    01/15/2017 7:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2017-01-15
    The UK is "doing great" following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview, with former justice secretary Michael Gove for the Times, Mr Trump said he thought the UK was "so smart in getting out". Mr Trump promised a quick trade deal between the US and the UK after he takes office in five days' time. He also criticised Nato and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies. Mr Trump spoke to the Times and German newspaper Bild ahead of his inauguration on Friday.
  • Germany Green Party pledges to pay for free sex with prostitutes for anyone who needs...

    01/09/2017 10:34:57 PM PST · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2017 | ALLAN HALL
    Sex with prostitutes will be paid for by the Government for anyone too poor for a hooker and deemed to need sexual assistance under German Green Party plans. The party's care spokeswoman Elisabeth Scharfenberg says doctors should have the right to issue the free prescriptions to their patients for ladies of the night. Prostitution is legal in Germany and carries little of the taboos associated with it in many other countries. There are brothels in virtually every town and a trend recently began with working girls offering 'sexual assistance' to dementia sufferers, the handicapped and people living in care homes....
  • EU Boss: Citizens Should Not Get to Vote on Important Issues

    01/06/2017 6:30:34 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 41 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    On his way out of office, the rotating head of the European Union Council called on EU leaders to stop letting citizens vote on important issues that could threaten the increasingly controversial super-state. Citing recent anti-establishment votes in Britain and Italy, the EU Council boss blasted the “adventures” of letting citizens decide the fate of their own nations in referenda. The EU boss drew a quick rebuke from advocates of self-government.But while the comments shocked some analysts, the controversial remarks should not have been surprising — especially considering the EU's long history of trampling all over voters to empower the...
  • EU drone spying on Jewish towns crashes near Mt. Hevron

    01/02/2017 12:19:50 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 15 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Gary Willig
    A drone with a video camera which crashed in a wooded area on Mount Hevron revealed a European Union (EU) espionage operation intended to spy on and gather intelligence about Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The footage from the drone was retrieved after it crashed in view of residents of the town of Ma'on in Judea, Channel 2 reported. The footage shows the drone flying low over residents before crashing next to a car. It was then retrieved by the residents.
  • EU voters upset but say no inclination to follow Brexit - poll

    12/29/2016 11:33:48 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 29, 2016 | reuters
    European Union voters in France, Germany, Italy and Greece think their countries are heading in the wrong direction but there is not yet any Europe-wide inclination to follow Britain towards exiting the bloc, according to a poll published on Thursday.
  • EU Chief: Borders Must Stay Open Despite Deadly Terror Attacks

    12/27/2016 10:04:36 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 24, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    The best way to fight terror is with “openness”, European Union (EU) head Jean-Claude Juncker has said, stressing that Europe must continue to receive migrants in the wake of the deadly truck attack in Berlin. Speaking to Funke Mediengruppe on Saturday, the president of the European Commission warned that the “rhetoric of exclusion” strengthens terrorists, and called for more EU involvement in nations’ internal security. Standing firm on the idea that liberalism is the best response to repeated attacks on Europeans, the EU chief said: “Our values, our way of living together in freedom, coexistence, and openness are the best...
  • Merkel BACKED Hillary: Clinton Foundation received £4M German taxpayer cash pre-election

    12/20/2016 10:10:21 AM PST · by euram · 33 replies
    Express ^ | Nov 29 2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    According to reports, the failed Democratic nominee's US-based charity received the cash to help plant trees in Africa at exactly the time she declared Angela Merkel her "favourite" politician.
  • Brexit Fuels Record-Breaking Christmas Spending in Britain

    12/18/2016 10:56:05 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-18-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    When British voters were still trying to decide whether they should support or oppose Brexit, the "Remain" camp told them that doing so would result in a horrific economic collapse. Oh yes, the country's economy would go down the drain. There was no stopping it. Brexit meant financial ruin. Well, as it turns out, the opposite is actually happening: This week is forecast to be the busiest yet for retailers as shoppers leave it to the last minute to buy presents. Because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, buyers have effectively been given an extra Saturday of spending...
  • Britain Has to Be Willing to Break with the European Union Altogether

    12/15/2016 4:45:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-14-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    In Britain, the debate about Brexit (Britain leaving the European Union) is still taking place. It's clear that Article 50 of the EU treaty will be triggered before the end of March 2017, but that doesn't mean there's nothing left to talk about. Most Brits, the government included, want a free trade deal in goods and services with the EU. That would be logical considering that the European Union and British economies are, to quite a large degree, intertwined. However, as Hugh Bennett -- deputy editor of pro-Brexit website BrexitCentral -- explains in a recent article, this doesn't mean that...
  • Dutch Prime Minister Implies He Will Sign EU Treaty With Ukraine Despite Dutch 'No' in Referendum

    12/14/2016 5:50:23 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-14-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte (of the supposedly classically liberal VVD party), says in an interview with Dutch website Nu.nl that he realizes that signing the EU treaty with Ukraine could cost him votes. Still, he implies, he intends on doing so. The hypocritical prime minister who, for months, pretended he'd take the referendum results seriously (more than 60 percent of the Dutch voted against the treaty in a referendum earlier this year), has no actual intent of doing so. Yes, he says, he realizes that it may cost him some votes, but hey, he's the Prime...
  • Geert Wilders to PJ Media: 'They Will Have to Kill Me First if They Want to Silence Me'

    12/13/2016 8:04:38 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-13-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    "Freedom will prevail," Wilders tells PJ Media. "The people are with me." As we reported yesterday, Geert Wilders' party, the PVV (Party for Freedom), continues to surge in Dutch polls. The most famous Dutch politician of the 21st century -- and perhaps even in history -- is breaking record after record. If the latest polls are to believed, his party would win 10 more seats in parliament than the second largest party, the VVD (which is currently part of a government coalition with the social democrats of the PvdA). Wilders owes his current success to several factors. First and foremost...
  • EU, Cuba sign cooperation pact, vow Trump will not hurt ties

    12/12/2016 6:39:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2016 5:22 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Union and Cuba signed a first-ever agreement on closer ties on Monday, and vowed that the arrival in office of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump would not impact on their future relations. “This is a historic day; we’ve turned a page. Today we’re starting to write together a new chapter,” said EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as the 28-nation EU’s top diplomats and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez signed the pact in Brussels. The accord, aimed at supporting economic development and promoting democracy and human rights on the island, will form the legal platform for future ties between...
  • EU, Mali reach deal on repatriation of denied asylum applicants

    12/12/2016 12:44:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    dw.com ^ | December 12, 2016 | AFP, Lusa, dpa
    The European Union has reached an agreement with the Malian government to facilitate the return of migrants who have reached Europe but subsequently had their asylum requests rejected by the EU. "It is the first time the EU establishes such a precise mechanism with an African country with regards to returning failed asylum seekers," said a statement from the Dutch foreign ministry, which signed the agreement on the EU's behalf.
  • EU's Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

    12/06/2016 6:54:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:32 AM EST | Pan Pylas
    Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all. The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit warned Tuesday that the country will have less than 18 months once talks begin and that it won’t be allowed to pick and choose what parts of the EU it wants to keep. While steering away from specifics on what a Brexit deal might look like, Michel Barnier, who took up his post months ago after Britain voted in June to leave the EU, said formal procedures at the start and the end of the talks will cut...
  • Greece must reform or leave eurozone, says German minister

    12/05/2016 1:30:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4 December 2016 | Helena Smith
    Greece must implement economic reforms if it is to keep its place in the eurozone, Germany’s finance minister has insisted, ruling out debt relief for the country ahead of a crucial euro group meeting on Monday. As the finance ministers of member states using the single currency prepared to discuss fiscal plans for the coming year, Wolfgang Schäuble in effect presented Greece with an ultimatum: either it must enforce unpopular structural reforms or exit the bloc.
  • Italian Referendum: PM Matteo Renzi Suffers Heavy Defeat, Exit Polls Suggest

    12/04/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/04/2016 | BBC News
    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, exit polls suggest. An exit poll on state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, compared with 54-58% voting No. Two other polls gave the No vote a similar lead of at least 10 points. Mr Renzi, who has said he would resign if he lost the vote, is due to make a statement at midnight (23:00 GMT) from his official residence in Rome. The referendum was regarded as a barometer of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe. The vote asked...
  • Is this weekend the EU DIES? Major votes in Italy and Austria could spark end of the bloc

    12/03/2016 7:12:39 PM PST · by aquila48 · 63 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 3, 2016 | ZOIE O'BRIEN
    THE EUROPEAN UNION looks set to be shattered by a potential influx of Eurosceptic country leaders who refuse to toe the line of the Brussels elite This weekend Austria could be set to elect its first far-right leader while Italy could simultaneously lose its Europhile Prime Minister. Both outcomes would be a massive blow to the Union as fear begins to spread around the the corridors of Brussels - both nations have put a vote to the people and could start the process of engineering themselves out of the EU. The beleaguered EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker is watching his superstate...