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  • Germany says U.S.-Europe trade tensions ease, questions remain on soy

    07/28/2018 10:52:23 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/2018 | Maximilian Heath
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The trade relationship between the United States and Europe is improving, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Saturday, but there is no guarantee the bloc will buy the quantity of soybeans that Washington expects. U.S. President Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, struck a surprise deal on Wednesday that ended the risk of an immediate trade war between the two powers. After the talks, Trump highlighted benefits for U.S. farmers. “The European Union is going to start, almost immediately, to buy a lot of soybeans,” he told...
  • Some Good Trade News

    07/26/2018 4:43:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 25, 2018
    The meeting on trade Wednesday between President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had all the makings of a potential crackup, but in the event it provided the best economic news in weeks. Financial markets were clearly pleased, as stocks rose across the board before the closing bell on the statements by the two presidents after their White House session. Call it a relief rally. The two sides essentially declared a tariff truce, pending negotiations on a larger trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and the U.S. Mr. Trump agreed to step back from his threat of 25%...
  • White House bans CNN reporter from event for ‘inappropriate’ questions

    07/25/2018 6:03:16 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 11 replies
    The White House took retaliatory action against Kaitlan Collins, a White House reporter for CNN, after Collins asked President Trump questions at an Oval Office photo op. White House bans CNN reporter from event for ‘inappropriate’ questions
  • White House bans CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from Rose Garden event

    07/25/2018 4:07:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 131 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Victor Morton, Dave Boyer
    A White House reporter for CNN was disinvited from a Rose Garden photo opportunity Wednesday after having called out questions to President Trump in an earlier Oval Office meeting about former personal attorney Michael Cohen tape-recording him. According toCNN, when the Rose Garden photo-op was announced, Kaitlan Collins was told by Bill Shine, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, and chief spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders that she could not come. “They said ‘You are disinvited from the press availability in the Rose Garden today,’” Ms. Collins said. Ms. Collins had earlier served as the White House “pool...
  • Nasty CNN Reporter Banned from White House... Lou Dobbs Let's Her Have It

    07/25/2018 9:30:50 PM PDT · by montag813 · 59 replies
    24News ^ | 07-26-2018 | Roman DeSantis
    by Roman DeSantis | 24NewsCNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was banned from President Trump’s presser in the Rose Garden at the White House Wednesday afternoon after she repeately shouted out ‘inappropriate’ questions earlier at an Oval Office meeting with a key foreign dignitary.Earlier Wednesday, President Trump met with President of EU Commission Jean Claude Juncker in the Oval Office to reach an agreement on trade. Collins began to blurt out questions to the President. Collins thought it was an appropriate time to bring up Michael Cohen and his secretly recorded tapes as President Juncker sat next to President Trump. “Did Michael Cohen...
  • EU proposes 25% ‘climate quota’ in new long-term budget

    05/02/2018 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Frédéric Simon
    The clean energy transition and other initiatives to decarbonise Europe’s economy will represent 25% of EU spending under a seven-year EU budget plan put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday (2 May). Another key aspect is whether the EU will commit to stop funding fossil fuel projects like gas pipelines, which environmentalists claim risk locking Europe into unnecessary infrastructure. “I’m not sure it’s reached the upper layers of the Commission yet,” Gaventa said. Other parts of the budget could prove controversial, like a proposal to allocate 20% of revenue from carbon trading to the EU budget, as well as...
  • EU FURY: 'Appalling' Juncker snubs millions as he celebrates Karl Marx's 200th anniversary

    04/27/2018 1:11:45 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 37 replies
    Express UK ^ | Apr 27, 2018 | Joe Barnes
    EU FURY: 'Appalling' Juncker snubs millions as he celebrates Karl Marx's 200th anniversary JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER is set to pay tribute to Karl Marx at a celebration of the father of Communism’s 200th anniversary in Germany, leading to accusations he has forgotten about the many millions of victims of his ideology. ... The European Commission President will travel to Trier, Germany, where he will give a speech to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth. Mr Juncker has invited to the celebration because he is an honourary citizen of the small German town, which is also the birthplace of the German...
  • E.U. Leader Threatens Tariffs on Bourbon and Bluejeans in Retaliation for Trump’s Plan

    03/02/2018 1:47:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Chad Bray
    BERLIN — The European Union will hit back at the heart of the United States, slapping tariffs on products like Harley-Davidsons, Kentucky bourbon and bluejeans, if President Trump goes ahead with a plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president of the bloc’s executive arm vowed on Friday. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, made the remarks to the German news media in reaction to the proposed tariffs. Mr. Junker said the plans to tax the American goods, produced in the home states of key Republic leaders, had not yet been finalized, but amounted to treating...
  • European Commission president: 'The Swiss have a completely false view of me' [Juncker]

    02/18/2018 11:34:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 15 February 2018 12:50 CET+01:00
    Tensions between Switzerland and the European Union over a planned institutional framework accord continued to simmer on Wednesday with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker saying the Swiss government was responsible for the current stalemate in the negotiations. “I have met with the [former] Swiss president [Doris Leuthard] eight times since coming to office, and have always indicated that an institutional framework accord is necessary,” said Juncker. “It was promised on many occasions, but has not materialized.” “I remain, despite that, a friend of Switzerland — although I have always noticed on holidays that when I met Swiss people, they have...
  • Theresa May's weakness exposed as DUP derails Brexit progress

    12/04/2017 3:07:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | December 4,2017 | Boffey Rankin, Asthana
    Theresa May’s political weakness was brutally exposed to Brussels on Monday as an agreement struck between Britain and the EU to solve the problem of the Irish border and move to the next phase of Brexit talks was torpedoed by a last-minute telephone call with the leader of the Democratic Unionist party. Confidence early on Monday that an agreement was within reach came to nothing when, during a working lunch with the European commission president, Jean Claude Juncker, May was forced to pause discussions to take a call from Arlene Foster. The unionist leader, whose party currently provides the Tories...
  • EU President: Without Millions of African Migrants, Europe Will Be Lost

    11/29/2017 5:25:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 28, 2017 | Virginia Hale
    Brussels is opening legal pathways for migrants “who want to come” says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, declaring that Europe has a “clear need” for mass migration from Africa. Speaking ahead of the EU-Africa summit this week, where leaders of EU and African nations will meet to discuss migration, he told Deusche Well that “if we don’t offer legal ways of emigrating to Europe, and immigrating within Europe, we will be lost.
  • Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘English is losing importance’

    05/06/2017 12:01:02 PM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 48 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | 5/5/17 | RYAN HEATH
    FLORENCE — Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, opted to deliver a speech in French on Friday morning because he said “English is losing importance” in Europe. He gave the comments, which are unlikely to mend fences after a war of words between Brussels and London over Brexit negotiations, at the “State of the Union” conference in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio — an annual event for European dignitaries. Juncker said he was opting for French because “slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe and France has elections this Sunday and I want the French people to understand what I...
  • [EU Commission prez] Juncker: I have a black book of my enemies and I never kissed Farage

    07/30/2016 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 07/30/2016 | James Crisp
    Jean-Claude Juncker has a little black book called “Little Maurice” where he notes the names of everyone who has betrayed him, the European Commission president said in an interview in which he denied kissing UKIP leader Nigel Farage after the Brexit vote. “I’ve never taken revenge,” Juncker told the Belgian newspaper Le Soir, but he added, “I take my precautions.” […] Juncker has faced calls for his resignation and accusations that he has a drinking problem since becoming Commission boss in November 2014. Asked during the interview if rumors of his alcoholism were false, he said, “Yes!” He denied that...
  • Stale Material: Funnyman Cleese Still Bashing Bush

    04/20/2009 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies · 1,353+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009
    ITHACA, NY--Nearly six months after the Presidential election, former Monty Python star John Cleese needs some new material.According to the Cornell Daily Sun, Cleese, in an appearance on campus, turned serious and launched into an attack on former President George W. Bush: Americans... are “much too respectful to the president,” said Cleese, who went on to say that George W. Bush would not be able to survive a single press conference in England. “It’s pathetic!” he exclaimed. “This is the most important country in the world ... It’s embarrassing because we want America to be great. There is emotion when...
  • Angela Merkel 'to oust Jean-Claude Juncker'

    07/03/2016 8:53:07 AM PDT · by Prospero · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/3/2016 | Peter Foster
    Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker 'within the next year', a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote. The German chancellor’s frustration with the European Commission chief came as Europe split over whether to use the Brexit negotiations as a trigger to deepen European integration or take a more pragmatic approach to Britain as it heads for the exit door.
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • Major blow for Cameron as EU boss tells PM: There’ll be NO more reform if you Remain

    06/22/2016 9:01:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    UK Express ^ | June 22, 2016 | Greg Heffer
    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker today dismissed Mr Cameron’s eve-of-referendum pledge he will push for changes to migration rules if the UK stays in the EU beyond the historic referendum in less than 24 hours time. It represents a major blow to the Tory leader’s hopes of persuading still undecided voters to vote Remain with the promise of a further renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with Brussels. In a newspaper interview today the Prime Minister said he can “guarantee” a Remain result will give him the mandate to push eurocrats for greater reform of the 28-country bloc.
  • Fawlty Towers star John Cleese backs Brexit - and suggested HANGING Jean-Claude Juncker

    06/14/2016 5:15:13 AM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    Express U.K. ^ | 6/13/2016 | Vickiie Oliphant
    COMEDIAN John Cleese has publicly backed the Brexit campaign as he made his views on the European Union clear in series of tweets last night. The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star also suggested killing European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker would be the best way to reform the European bloc. A prominent Liberal Democrat supporter, Cleese added it was a "sad" situation and appeared to address his message to party grandee Lord Ashdown, who is campaigning for Remain. He tweeted: "If I thought there was any chance of major reform in the EU, I'd vote to stay in. But...
  • EU Leaders: ‘No Link’ Between New Year’s Eve Sex Attacks and Migrant Crisis

    02/01/2016 12:37:35 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    I half expect Angela Merkel to mutter, "Ive always depended on the kindness of migrants," echoing Blanche Du Bois as she descends into madness after reality blows her delusion and self-denial to smithereens. But that was fiction - this is fact. This policy of rewriting reality is a death sentence for the besieged Europeans and the whole of the continent. The thousands of attackers on New Year's Eve were Muslim migrants. No amount of denial, whitewash and outright lies is going to alter that fact or the catastrophic consequences of such denial. File this story alongside, "the Islamic State is...
  • No need for complete rethink on refugees after Paris attack: Juncker

    11/15/2015 11:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Antalya (Turkey) (AFP) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday there was no need for a complete review of the bloc's refugee policy after the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State jihadists. "Those who organised, who perpetrated the attacks are the very same people who the refugees are fleeing and not the opposite. And so there is no need for an overall review of the European policy on refugees," Juncker said ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 top world economies in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya.