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  • European Parliament votes to abolish member states’ veto

    11/28/2023 1:44:26 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | November 22, 2023 | Tom Cleaver
    The vote passed with a razor-thin majority of 291 votes in favour to 274 against, with 44 abstentions. The main proposed changes include the abolition of the principle of unanimity in a total of 65 areas of law, as well as transferring competencies from the member states to the European Union. These include the transfer of inclusive competency on the matters of environmental protection and biodiversity, meaning that law pertaining to those matters would be entirely set at the European level. In addition, the shared competencies would be expanded to seven new areas, those being foreign and security policy, border...
  • Blind psychic Baba Vanga's terrifying 2024 prophecies revealed - and all the predictions she's got right so far

    11/27/2023 2:13:23 PM PST · by dennisw · 41 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | , 27 November 2023 | By MADISON BURGESS
    A blind mystic, who reportedly predicted 9/11, has made predictions for 2024 Psychic Baba Vanga, who died 25 years ago, left behind yearly prophecies A blind psychic, who reportedly predicted 9/11 and the Covid-19 pandemic, has made terrifying predictions for 2024. Baba Vanga, who died 25 years ago in 1996, was a Bulgarian prophetess who become a cult figure among conspiracy theorists after some of her pronouncements proved eerily true. Known as the Nostradamus of the Balkans, she left behind predictions for every year up until 5079. According to the mystic, 2024 will reportedly bring a host of dark events,...
  • Russian hitmen and saboteurs target Bulgaria’s arms industry, magnate says

    11/20/2023 3:54:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    Financial Times ^ | November 19, 2023 | Marton Dunai
    A Bulgarian arms magnate who survived two Russian assassination attempts has raised the alarm about a sabotage campaign that he says Moscow has been waging for years as it tries to disrupt crucial weapons supplies to Ukraine. Emilian Gebrev, whose company, Emco, produces much of the Bulgarian output of Soviet-standard bullets and tank shells shipped to Kyiv, told the Financial Times that Russian saboteurs have actively targeted his factories and depots — including after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine last year. “The Russian threats [mean] a new set of measures should be undertaken at a national level,...
  • What is Captagon? ‘Poor Man’s Cocaine’ Is a Favorite of Mideast Militants

    10/25/2023 4:39:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Investigators found odd, little pills buried in the pockets of Hamas terrorists who attacked Israel on Oct. 7. They were later identified as the drug Captagon, a powerful, synthetic stimulant. Captagon gained international notoriety in 2015 when it was discovered to be used by ISIS fighters to suppress fear and fatigue prior to carrying out terrorist operations. Now, because it’s cheap, as well as easy to make and smuggle, Captagon and its counterfeits are likely to remain a favorite tool of extremist militant groups to enhance their soldiers’ violent tendencies. Some reports have even labeled Captagon as “the jihadists’ drug,”...
  • Forgotten Ancient Structure Uncovered by Devastating Libyan Floods

    10/01/2023 9:12:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    ARTnews ^ | September 28, 2023 | Tessa Solomon
    Recent floods in Libya have uncovered long-buried archaeological structures in an ancient Greek settlement outside the devastated city of Derna. The magnitude of the catastrophe, however, is impeding preservation efforts.Local authorities discovered the structure while surveying the damage to Cyrene, a Greek city founded in 631 BCE. Cyrene thrived in the fourth century BCE as a center for agricultural and commercial activity, and holds several ancient landmarks such as a temples dedicated to Zeus and Apollo, respectively.But Cyrene is now in dire need of aid after an aging dam burst earlier this month near Derna, unleashing a torrent of water...
  • Danube Script from Old Europe 5000 - 3500 BC

    09/20/2023 9:21:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 25, 2013 | Karin Haanappel
    Harald Haarmann (world's leading expert on scripts and languages) states that the Danube script is the oldest known writing in the world. Much older than Mesopotamian writing. The Danube culture was an egalitarian civilization which existed 8000 years ago in Eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Moldavia .....) and is indeed the cradle of civilization, not the Middle East.Danube Script from Old Europe 5000 - 3500 BC | 2:48Karin Haanappel | 729 subscribers | 44,969 views | November 25, 2013
  • Archaeologists discovered a Thracian tomb from the time of the Odrysian kingdom in southern Bulgaria

    09/18/2023 11:40:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Archaeologists from the Haskovo Regional Museum of History discovered a third Thracian tomb with murals the likes of those in Kazanlak and Alexandrovo, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported. The tomb dates from the late 4th and early 3rd century BC.The Odrysian Kingdom was established around 460 BC by the Thracian tribe the Odrysians and lasted until the Roman conquest in 46 AD. The Odrysian Kingdom included the territories of the entire modern-day Bulgaria, Northern Greece, the European part of Turkey, and a small part of Southeastern Romania.Unfortunately, at this point, the Thracian murals in the tomb itself have been damaged;...
  • Border Violence: What Is Going on in Bulgaria?

    07/23/2023 4:00:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    EURONEWS ^ | 20/07/2023 | Hans von der Brelie
    We find out what's going on along the border between Bulgaria and Turkey, as Sofia seeks Schengen Area accession amid worrying reports of abuse and violence towards migrants by Bulgarian border police. Bulgaria has long sought to join the Schengen Area of free movement which allows border-free travel between Schengen Area EU countries without being subject to border checks The European Parliament and EU Commission both say that Bulgaria is ready to join the borderless zone, and have urged the EU Council to give the green light before the end of 2023. But Schengen Area accession requires unanimity among member...
  • Explosions at Bulgarian arms factory set to export to Ukraine

    06/29/2023 5:38:20 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    Euractiv ^ | 6-25-23 | Krassen Nikolov
    Ammunition warehouses of the Bulgarian arms company EMKO exploded early on Sunday near Karnobat, a few days after Bulgaria announced it would join the coalition to supply shells to Ukraine. The warehouses that exploded Sunday were targeted a year ago in an instance of sabotage. They are owned by one of the most famous Bulgarian arms manufacturers and traders, Emilian Gebrev, who, eight years ago, was the victim of an assassination attempt with a substance similar to Novichok, for which the Bulgarian prosecutor’s office accused Russian military intelligence agents. “This is an inexplicable strong fire at midnight. The most important...
  • Bulgaria Suspects Russian Role In Bomb Threats Closing Schools For Second Day

    04/02/2023 5:07:18 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 8 replies
    https://www.rferl.org/ ^ | March 28, 2023 | By RFE/RL's Bulgarian Service
    Dozens of Bulgarian schools were closed for a second day on March 28 following bomb threats with investigators saying they were looking into potential Russia-linked terror actions meant to disrupt the upcoming snap parliamentary elections scheduled for April 2. Most of the schools targeted in the threats -- first made by e-mail and phone on March 27 -- were located in the capital, Sofia, and the Black Sea port cities of Varna and Burgas. The threats prompted the disruption of classes and the evacuation of students.
  • Bulgaria Refuses To Send Weapons To Ukraine, Joins Hungary & Austria’s Neutral Stance

    03/28/2023 5:09:00 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 25 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3/28/23 | Staff
    After Austria and Hungary, Bulgaria has also joined the minority group of European Union countries that refuse to send weapons to Ukraine, news and opinion portal Mandiner reports [link at URL]. Bulgaria has declared that it will not take part in the EU’s joint ammunition purchase program, nor will it supply fighter jets or tanks to Ukraine, Euronews reports. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is under enormous pressure from opposition parties, but he has said he stands by his position. ... Although many of its Western allies accuse Hungary of siding with Russia in the war based on its firm stance...
  • Europe Accuses U.S. Of War Profiteering Off Ukraine

    11/29/2022 3:01:18 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 28 replies
    The Jimmy Dore Show ^ | 11/29/22 | Staff
    Western European nations are beginning to wake up to the fact that they’re doing much of the sacrificing for the war effort in Ukraine while the United States is reaping all the benefits in terms of natural gas sales and the export of more and more weapons as the war drags on. But with severe food and energy shortages, along with a cold winter, looming, Europeans may decide they don’t want to suffer any more to feed U.S. profiteering. Jimmy talks about dawn breaking across Europe over what the Ukraine War has REALLY been about. ...
  • Winter’s Onset Will Change Russia’s War in Ukraine

    10/24/2022 8:36:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 24, 2022 | Matthew Luxmoore and Stephen Fidler
    KYIV, Ukraine—Winter is approaching on the Ukrainian steppe. As temperatures fall, waves of chilling rain follow, dissolving roads and fields, turning them to mud that mires men and equipment. Then comes the deep freeze and snow, hardening the ground but making it tougher to fight. Armies on both sides of the war in Ukraine are girding for the unforgiving weather and shorter days of winter, which will affect the health and morale of troops, diminish the effectiveness of weapons and intelligence-gathering sensors and multiply the logistical difficulties of keeping soldiers in the field. “Land warfare is generally very difficult. Winter...
  • Poland and Bulgaria’s foreign ministries are recommending all of their citizens leave Russia by any means possible.

    09/27/2022 4:42:03 PM PDT · by BusterDog · 33 replies
    A Twit ^ | 09/27/22
    "Poland and Bulgaria’s foreign ministries are recommending all of their citizens leave Russia." "Speculating here, but couple this with all the nuclear saber rattling, and I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that Russia has been caught preparing to use a tactical nuke in Ukraine." https://twitter.com/Angry_Staffer/status/1574848223004565504
  • Vladimir Putin backs foreign policy doctrine to 'protect ideals of Russian World'

    09/06/2022 4:22:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 5, 2022 | Sky News Staff Reporter
    Vladimir Putin has approved a 31-page "humanitarian policy" which says Russia should "protect, safeguard and advance the traditions and ideals of the Russian World". The foreign policy concept of a "Russian World" is a notion that hardliners have used to justify intervening abroad to support Russian speakers, such as in parts of Ukraine. It means that the idea is now enshrined in official policy, though it was presented as a soft power strategy. The new policy stated that Moscow should further deepen its ties with the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic - two breakaway entities in...
  • Why does Bulgaria, the poorest country in the EU, have a safer train system than NYC, the richest place on the globe?

    08/23/2022 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 29 replies
    Substance ^ | 08/22/22 | Tana Geneva
    I’m in Bulgaria. It’s the poorest country in the European Union—and the most corrupt. My friends get livid recounting how agency A was supposed to build some bridge, and then just siphoned off tax money to a mafioso and the bridge is never built. But I took the Sofia subway today. It’s clean. It’s on time. The intercoms work perfectly and the announcements come in Bulgarian followed by slightly accented English. To prevent people from falling or being pushed onto the tracks, in busy stations a light metal barrier descends when the train approaches and leaves. To help prevent fare...
  • New pipeline from Greece to Bulgaria offsets Russian gas cut

    07/14/2022 6:51:03 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12-JUL-2022 | The Associated Press
    The leaders of Greece and Bulgaria on Friday marked the completion of a new pipeline that will supply natural gas from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria, whose vital supply of Russian gas was cut off in April amid the fallout over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed the importance of the new link as an alternative supply line for Bulgaria, as neighboring Greece jockeys to become a regional energy transport hub. Greece is also building a liquefied natural gas terminal off the northeastern port of Alexandroupolis, near Komotini, which Mitsotakis said would in the future provide additional gas...
  • Former ‘Cryptoqueen’ is now one of 10 most-wanted fugitives

    07/02/2022 8:55:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2022 | María Luisa Paúl
    Despite supposedly being a form of crypto, OneCoin didn’t actually have a payment system or a blockchain model, the crucial technology that underpins cryptocurrencies — thus rendering OneCoin’s tokens essentially worthless. Ignatova and the company’s founders are accused of knowing as much. (In a statement to the BBC in 2019, OneCoin denied any wrongdoing.) OneCoin relied on its users to bring in more participants by offering a slew of rewards, commissions and “trading packages” at different price points, according to federal investigators. In the end, the network of investors spanned over a hundred countries. More than 3 million people are...
  • Obama’s Faith in anti-Semites and the Cost

    06/19/2015 10:35:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Thursday, June 18, 2015 10:18 PM | Steve Apfel
    It is one thing to hate Greeks or Turks, for want of example, and quite a different thing to hate Jews. Likewise, to hate this country or that one is not akin to hating Israel. The faultless logic of a felon explains all. Asked why he robbed banks Willie Sutton explained, “That’s where the money is.” Well, Israel is where six million Jews are, and Iran is not the only power that, day and night, aches to wipe them off the face of the earth. Clearly there’s more to hating Israel than meets the eye. By “more” I mean a...
  • Natural gas rationing may come to Europe this winter unless energy efficiency starts improving quickly, IEA chief warns

    06/10/2022 12:09:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 8, 2022 | Brian Evans
    Europe may need to ration its energy supply if efficiency doesn't improve and demand doesn't cool, the International Energy Agency's executive director warned. If winter weather is harsh and drags on while demand in China ramps up as COVID lockdowns continue easing, then rationing is on the table unless energy efficiency starts improving quickly, Faith Birol told the Financial Times. "I wouldn't exclude the rationing of natural gas in Europe, starting from the large industry facilities," he said. Birol suggested better efficiency, renewable sources, and "making the most of existing" energy supplies would help ensure energy security, rather than starting...