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  • How the Trump Era divides Germany and Poland

    01/15/2019 7:07:00 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    ECFR ^ | Dec 2018 | P. Buras, J. Janning
    Berlin and Warsaw have very different ideas about how to respond to the challenge Trump’s presidency poses to Europe. While Germany emphasises the need to strengthen Europe’s resilience and unity, the Polish response has been to embrace the opportunities of the new political reality and enhance its bilateral partnership with the US. ...Furthermore, the 2018 US National Defense Strategy defines Russia as a “strategic adversary”, in line with threat perceptions in Warsaw. In fact, the Polish government is much more enthusiastic about the direction of Washington’s current policy than that under Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, who attempted to “reset” American-Russian...
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister

    01/13/2019 6:12:44 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 34 replies
    Spahn, a conservative heavyweight among Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats who recently lost a contest to become the party's leader, described a knock-on effect of countries attracting doctors from neighboring countries, as is the case with Switzerland taking in German physicians. "I can understand them. Switzerland is a beautiful country. But what is clear is that there is a shortage of these professionals in Germany. And then Polish doctors work in our country, and in turn there is a shortage of them in Poland," he told Swiss tabloid Blick am Sonntag.
  • Chinese Huawei Executive Is Charged With Espionage in Poland

    01/11/2019 6:59:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/11/2019 | By Drew Hinshaw and Dan Strumpf
    Polish authorities detained and charged a local sales director of Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese national, with conducting high-level espionage on behalf of China, amid widening global scrutiny by Washington and its allies of the technology giant.The arrest is another bombshell for Huawei, following the early December detention of the company’s chief financial officer in Canada, at the U.S.’s request, on charges related to Iranian sanctions. Unlike those allegations, the nature of the charges in Poland speak directly to suspicions by Washington and other Western governments that Huawei could be used by Beijing as a global spying tool For years,...
  • Hungary's Orban now throws weight behind Italy and Poland's ‘European SPRING’

    01/10/2019 4:30:28 PM PST · by aspasia · 22 replies
    Express ^ | January 10, 2019 | SIMON OSBORNE
    ITALY’S firebrand deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is trying to create a populist alliance to take on the Brussels establishment in a showdown over the future of the European Union. . . . "Italy and Poland will be protagonists of a new Europe, with less bureaucracy and more attention to families and security. "A great Polish and a great Italian like St John Paul II said Europe must claim its identity, its diversity, its Jewish-Christian origins that only in Brussels dare to deny.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, another thorn in the side of the EU, called the united front...
  • Russian Nordstream 2 Pipeline Losing Support in Germany (Thank Trump!)

    01/09/2019 12:19:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | January 08, 2019 | Nick Cunningham
    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is running into some trouble amid withering opposition from the Trump administration. As it stands, Russia still needs to ship large volumes of gas to Europe via Ukraine. Nord Stream 2 would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, giving Russia more leverage to meddle in Ukraine while still reliably delivering gas to Europe. Merkel has been supportive of the project, not least because several major western European companies have stakes in the pipeline, including Royal Dutch Shell, as well as major German companies Wintershall and BASF. Last year, Merkel, under intense pressure from the Trump...
  • Whaaaaambulance Alert: U.S. Downgraded E.U.’s Diplomatic Status (but Didn’t Say Anything)

    01/08/2019 3:27:21 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 9 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/8/19 | sundance
    The New York Times is quick to the typeset to explain how Brussels is desperately offended because President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have lowered the importance of the EU. Officials from the European Union are apoplectic that U.S. officials have downgraded their status amid the official registry of diplomatic protocols. (snip) -- BRUSSELS — The Trump administration downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s delegation to the United States last year without making a formal announcement or informing the bloc about the change, a European official said on Tuesday.
  • Trump’s decision to pull forces out of Syria has upsides

    12/28/2018 4:51:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 21, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    On its face, Trump’s announcement that he is pulling US forces out of Syria seems like an unfriendly act toward Israel. But it isn’t. On its face, President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is pulling US forces out of Syria seems like an unfriendly act towards Israel. But it isn’t. Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria is of a piece with outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s address on Tuesday to the UN Security Council regarding the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Both statements reflect the depths of the administration’s friendship and support for the State...
  • Germany's military is drawing up plans to recruit nationals from other European countries

    12/29/2018 12:11:19 AM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 28 December 2018 | By George Martin
    German army plans to recruit foreign mercenaries in bid to plug thousands of vacancies and fulfil its NATO commitment after Trump said he would cut off funding Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced plans in ministry documents Poles, Italians and Romanians living in Germany will be targeted by recruiters US President Donald Trump has pressured Germany to up its NATO commitment Germany's military is drawing up plans to recruit nationals from other European countries as part of a drive to beef up the armed forces. Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced plans to recruit Poles, Italians and Romanians,...
  • Patriotic Countries That Rejected the UN’s Global Governance of Migration in 2018

    12/25/2018 9:24:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    2018 was the year that the United Nations made it first attempt at the global governance of migration — a move rejected by patriotic countries like the United States, Hungary, Israel, and Australia. On December 19th, 152 countries at the UN General Assembly in New York City voted in favour of adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. A dozen countries abstained, including Australia and Italy, and five countries voted against it, three in the European Union — the United States, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Israel.The UN began drafting the document in response to Europe’s migrant...
  • Poland's goal of ditching Russian natural gas bolsters American LNG and Trump's energy agenda

    12/24/2018 11:14:36 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | Dec 19, 2018 | Tom Dichristopher
    Poland took another step towards weening itself off Russian energy supplies on Wednesday by signing a 20-year agreement with San Diego-based Sempra Energy to import U.S. liquefied natural gas. In the coming years, Warsaw plans to replace Russian gas with pipeline supplies from Norway and shipments of LNG, or gas super-chilled to liquid from for transport by sea. This is a big deal," said Assistant Secretary Francis Fannon, who heads the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Energy Resources. Fannon told CNBC's "Power Lunch" that Poland is "stepping up and answering the call on energy security" for Europe.
  • EU: Peace plan not based on 'two-state solution' will fail

    12/19/2018 7:54:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/18 02:09 | Elad Benari
    Eight European Union member states on Tuesday warned that US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” would fail unless it is based on the internationally agreed parameters for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict. The statement by France, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy followed a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East in which US Ambassador Nikki Haley discussed the peace plan being prepared by the Trump administration. “We, the European Union members of the Council, would like to reiterate once more and emphasize the EU’s strong continued commitment to...
  • Polish Minister says ‘France is now the sick man of Europe’ while Poland is a ‘bright spot’

    12/18/2018 2:36:30 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    Poland’s foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz bemoans the ‘sad’ France situation. He mentioned the jihadist attack, where a French jihadist killed five during an attack near Strasbourg Christmas market, and the Yellow Vests protests having made France Europe’s ‘sick man’. Mr. Czaputowicz asserts that the ‘Yellow Vests’ protests and last week’s jihadist attack made France a ‘drag on Europe’ while Poland is a bright spot. France and Poland have maintained an icy relationship ever since the populist Law and Justice (PiS) government came to power in Poland in 2015. As well, Macron has criticised Poland’s reforms, which according to the European...
  • The 100 Year March: A Philosopher in Poland

    12/17/2018 3:20:09 PM PST · by Lukasz · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 15.12.2018 | Stefan Molyneux
    Stefan Molyneux, Host of Freedomain Radio - the largest philosophy show in the world - takes you on a fascinating journey deep into the real Poland. After decades of brutal oppression, Poland has emerged as a shining beacon for European freedoms and independence. Standing tall against the European Union, staunch in their Christian faith, united in their love of country and freedom, the Polish people just might save Europe once more, as they have many times in the past... Join Stefan Molyneux as he explores Poland - and unravels the complex interplay of history, oppression, faith and hope that has...
  • Christmas in Poland is how Christmas in Europe should be

    12/16/2018 5:05:02 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    It becomes a familiar recipe in Europe: If you want to see a traditional Christmas, head East. While you can barely see the Christmas trees through barricades and road blocks in Germany, in Poland it’s a completely different story. This is Poland: This is the UK, Germany, Sweden, and France:
  • Poland grants asylum to mother and 2-y-o fleeing Norway's controversial child services

    12/16/2018 1:54:29 PM PST · by Lukasz · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 15, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    Poland has granted asylum to a mother and her 2-year-old daughter who fled Norway after child services tried to remove the child from the mother’s care based on what she says are false allegations of drug abuse. European family rights activists are rejoicing after Silje Garmo and her daughter, Eira, were granted asylum by Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. The two had fled Norway because the mother was trying to retain custody of Eira as Norway’s controversial child services agency, Barnevernet, tried to take the child away from her mother in 2014, based of unfounded claims made by...
  • Poland and Hungary Block ‘LGBTIQ Rights’ From Being Enshrined in EU Legislation

    12/16/2018 6:51:00 AM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/12/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BRUSSELS, December 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Poland and Hungary blocked the inclusion of “LGBTIQ” rights in a common European Union statement. Last week representatives from Poland and Hungary annoyed other European Union (EU) member states by vetoing the inclusion of the “LGBTIQ” acronym in a joint statement by employment and social affairs ministers meant to promote “gender equity in the digital era.” LGBTIQ is a reference to people who derive their identity from lesbianism, homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, intersexuality, or an experimental “questioning” approach to sexuality. The European employment and social affairs ministers collectively form the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health...
  • 'We are Still in” Totalitarians Dominate Katowice

    12/15/2018 2:44:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The 30,000 alarmists gathered in Katowice, Poland expected to slam-dunk their report proclaiming a planet-threatening climate crisis, finalize rules for implementing the Paris accords, redistribute infinite billions of dollars from industrialized nations to “climate victim” countries, and solidify their control over people’s energy, jobs, living standards and liberties. It didn’t work out quite that way.They got blindsided by millions of French citizens angrily denouncing their government’s plans to carbon-tax them into worse poverty and joblessness. They were furious that the US exhibit profiled the benefits of fossil fuels – and outraged that the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait...
  • Climate change talks agree details to implement Paris deal

    12/15/2018 1:39:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/15/2018 | N/A
    Nearly 200 nations have agreed rules on implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. After marathon talks in Katowice, Poland, the rulebook was approved unanimously on Saturday evening. The agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. The final session was delayed by more than 30 hours amid an ongoing stand-off over carbon markets to reduce emissions. Some accused the hosts of not shepherding the agreement through.
  • Where's the money? China accuses rich nations of 'backsliding' on climate change aid pledges

    12/14/2018 10:04:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Jeremy Hodges
    China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled. Industrial nations remain about $30 billion short of their pledge to ramp-up climate-related aid to $100 billion a year by 2020. Developing nations are resisting measures that would ensure transparency in the way greenhouse gas emissions cuts are...