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  • Former Border Chief Reveals He Was Ordered to Flood Europe with Illegals

    02/23/2024 6:36:52 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Rair Foundation ^ | 2/22/2024 | Amy Mek
    “Your job is to take in migrants and welcome them because they come out of love. And whether you like it or not, we’re an aging continent so you have to let them in,” Ylva Johansson, the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs. Two years after his departure, Fabrice Leggeri opens up about his time at the EU border guard agency, Frontex. As the boss, he desperately wanted to protect European borders against illegal migrants strictly, but according to him, this was explicitly halted by the European Commission. Frontex, officially known as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, is an...
  • Pushback: Dutch prime minister warns Europeans to stop 'whining' about Trump, focus on Ukraine

    02/20/2024 3:48:22 PM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Just the News ^ | February 20, 2024 | Charlotte Hazard
    Outgoing Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte is imploring Europeans to "stop whining" about Donald Trump and focus on supporting Ukraine. "We should stop moaning and whining and nagging about Trump," Rutte said during the Munich Security Conference, according to Reuters. He didn't say who he would prefer as president in 2024, but said, "It's up to the Americans. I'm not an American, I cannot vote in the U.S. We have to work with whoever is on the dance floor." While Rutte will be exiting his role as prime minister soon, he is the leading candidate to be the next secretary-general...
  • EU “Suicide Pact” Threatens to Flood Continent With 75 Million More Migrants

    02/17/2024 7:07:28 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Modernity ^ | 16th February 2024 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Severe penalties for countries that refuse to take them.. The EU has passed a migration pact dubbed “the suicide of Europe” which could lead to the continent being flooded with as many as 75 million new migrants. The European Parliament’s LIBE committee passed the act on Wednesday, which formalizes the distribution of migrants to member states and punishes those that refuse to take them. Because cultural enrichment and diversity is “our greatest strength,” countries that try to maintain their national identity without being subsumed by migrants will be hit with severe financial penalties. Marine Le Pen, the leader of National...
  • Tutored by the Tragedy of Turkish Democracy (rise of AKP)

    03/08/2017 2:40:54 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | March 7, 2017 | Nick Danforth
    When Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, it generated considerable debate between those who saw its success as a potentially liberalizing force and critics who feared it would ultimately bring the end of Turkish democracy. Depending on who you spoke to, the AKP was poised to turn Turkey into either Sweden or Iran; to finally realize Ataturk’s vision of making the country modern and Western or permanently destroy it.Today, a decade and a half later, the future of Turkish democracy certainly looks grim. With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now leading a heavy-handed campaign to further...
  • EU Border Agency Says Stopping Migration Is Impossible

    02/09/2024 5:08:18 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    USNews ^ | 02 07 2024 | Staff
    Irregular immigration to the EU from Western Africa rose more than ten times on the year in January, according to the bloc's Frontex border agency, which expects overall arrivals to grow in 2024 and says halting the movement of people completely is impossible. Frontex head Hans Leijtens spoke in his Warsaw office ahead of a trip by the EU chief executive and Spanish prime minister on Thursday to Mauritania, which has recently become a major point of departure for Europe. Asked about a June EU-wide parliamentary election, in which migration is a top issue, the former Dutch border guard told...
  • Exclusive: Tucker Carlson Could Face Sanctions Over Putin Interview

    02/07/2024 7:39:43 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 67 replies
    T Tucker Carlson's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin could see the conservative pundit targeted by European Union lawmakers, current and former members of the European Parliament have told Newsweek.Carlson visited Russia this week, and on Tuesday revealed he would "soon" be releasing an interview with the Russian leader.
  • Biden Regulators Say They’re ‘Pleased’ By Merger Block That Gutted US Company

    02/02/2024 6:10:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 01, 2024 8:38 PM ET | JARED STOKES - CONTRIBUTOR
    Following a recent announcement that Amazon and iRobot have terminated their $1.4 billion merger agreement, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Associate Director for Merger Analysis Nathan Soderstrom released a statement expressing the Biden regulators’ pleasure at the dissolution. “We are pleased that Amazon and iRobot have abandoned their proposed transaction…The Commission’s investigation revealed significant concerns about the transaction’s potential competitive effects,” Soderstrom said in the statement. U.S. federal lawmakers, including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, previously called on the FTC to block the merger in a joint letter. “iRobot is a powerful market incumbent, and Amazon, given its vast resources, history...
  • Politieke barometer week 5

    02/01/2024 2:30:53 AM PST · by Redmen4ever
    ipsos ^ | 1/31/24 | Sjoerd van Heck
    PVV has not made any further progress since the previous poll. Geert Wilders' party - which recorded a large increase in December 2023 - will be two seats slightly lower in the new year with 45 seats (47 in December).
  • ChatGPT violated European privacy laws, Italy tells OpenAI

    01/30/2024 2:27:40 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Associated Press
    ITALY -- Italian regulators said they told OpenAI that its ChatGPT artificial intelligence chatbot has violated European Union’s stringent data privacy rules. The country’s data protection authority, known as Garante, said on Monday that it notified San Francisco-based OpenAI of breaches of the EU rules, known as General Data Protection Regulation. The watchdog started investigating ChatGPT last year, when it temporarily banned within Italy the chatbot that can produce text, images and sound in response to users’ questions. Based on the results of its “fact-finding activity,” the watchdog said it “concluded that the available evidence pointed to the existence of...
  • US Company Forced To Lay Off Hundreds After Regulators Signal Plans To Block Merger

    01/30/2024 6:19:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 29, 2024 4:33 PM ET | Jason Cohen, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Technology company iRobot is undergoing major layoffs after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and European regulators opposed its acquisition by Amazon on Monday, multiple outlets reported. Amazon had planned to acquire iRobot, which is most known for making robot vacuums, but the deal could not go through because of regulatory hurdles, according to a press release announcing the termination. iRobot immediately disclosed impending layoffs affecting about 350 employees, constituting 31% of its total workforce, after the termination announcement. The companies primarily attributed the dissolution of the deal to the European Union (EU), stating in the press release that “Amazon’s proposed...
  • William Shatner Levels Government Censors Trying to Ban Iconic 'Star Trek' Line

    01/29/2024 3:28:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 101 replies
    Western Journal ^ | January 29, 2024 | Warner Todd Huston
    The European Union has just run crosswise with Captain James T. Kirk, and by any measure the Captain is right to blast Europe’s left-wing, nanny state, cancel culture, loons for their latest “diversity” move. This week, news broke that the EU — which apparently stands for Entirely Useless — is looking to make the world safe from evil “gendered” words, like man, male, guys, and anything testosterone related, The Telegraph reported. This impinges directly on one of Captain Kirk’s most famous lines, the one that serves as the opening monologue to the famed 1966 series, “Star Trek.” TV viewers and...
  • EU’s top diplomat: Palestinian state may need to be imposed on Israel from outside

    01/19/2024 1:59:16 PM PST · by fruser1 · 101 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1/19/2024 | Jacob Magid
    European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday that the only peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict included the creation of a Palestinian state, and he suggested this might need to “be imposed from the outside,” without Israel’s agreement. “The actors are too opposed to be able to reach an agreement autonomously,” Borrell said. “If everyone is in favor of this solution, the international community will have to impose it.”
  • Saudi Arabia Recalls Amb. From Budapest (Hungary PM Called Saudi Soccer Team "Arab Terrorists")

    02/19/2005 4:37:40 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 341+ views
    Arab News ^ | 20 February 2005 | Istvan Horkai
    BUDAPEST, 20 February 2005 — Saudi Arabia has ordered its ambassador in Budapest back to Riyadh for consultations to protest an off the cuff remark in which Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany referred to Saudi footballers as “Arab terrorists.” Gyurcsany’s comment was made earlier this month when he hailed Hungary’s football team for having “fought with death-defying courage” against “Arab terrorists” in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia on Feb. 2. “We received official notice this week that the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Budapest was called back by his government for consultations,” Hungarian Foreign Ministry spokesman Viktor Polgar told AFP....
  • EU Foreign Policy Chief Borrell Fears Voters Will Choose Rightwing Populist Parties

    12/24/2023 8:44:01 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 14 replies
    The European Union is scared -as it should be.The Globalist superstructure of the EU is at odds with the majority of the continent’s population, which is becoming increasingly Conservative and lending its support to populist and nationalist parties. (snip) So Brussels is scared. Unelected EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, I fear mongering in the MSM, warning that parliamentary elections in June voters will flock to rightwing populist parties.While fear mongering, Borrel, in a wonderful case of projection, blames the European shift right on ‘fear’ – and not in the very real widespread rejection of EU’s failed leftist policies.
  • Putin Ally Gives Ukraine Aid Package Lifeline [Hungary]

    12/22/2023 3:15:05 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 21, 2023 | Isabel van Brugen
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has signaled that a €50 billion ($55 billion) package from the European Union for Ukraine could pass if his country is exempted from it... Days earlier, he vetoed the aid package at a two-day summit in Brussels. That move came shortly after the EU came to an agreement on starting membership talks with Ukraine... Orbán has built strong economic and political ties with Russia but Hungary has condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has gone along with a number of EU sanctions packages... Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told reporters on December 15 that...
  • Eire, We Hardly Knew Ye

    12/17/2023 7:23:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    The Pipeline ^ | 16 Dec 2023 | Tom Finnerty
    It's hard not to become dispirited when following the news out of dear old Ireland lately. The land of this writer's ancestors was once known the world over for its stubborn, centuries' long refusal to submit to the religion and laws of the global empire next door. Nowadays it's better known for its enthusiasm, its desperation even, for submitting to the religion and laws of another empire just a little further east, namely the European Union. Perhaps you heard about the riots that took place in Dublin last month, which began as an expression of rage after an Algerian-born man...
  • EU nations need to win over Hungary for summit support on Ukraine

    12/13/2023 11:36:39 AM PST · by RandFan · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 13 | Gabriela Baczynska and Krisztina Than
    Hungary appeared on a collision course on Wednesday with fellow European Union members over Ukraine's bid to join the wealthy bloc, a dispute that could hold up Kyiv's membership drive and was set to overshadow an EU summit. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban reaffirmed his opposition to offering neighbouring Ukraine fast-track accession at this week's summit, saying to parliament this would not serve the interests of Hungary or the 27-member EU. With both sides digging in their heels, Ukraine's hopes of securing much-needed financial and military assistance to fight Russian invasion forces hung in the balance. "Our stance is clear....
  • Henry Kissinger, "It was a serious mistake to let in so many people with completely different cultures, religions and concepts.

    11/30/2023 5:30:27 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 12 replies ^ | 11/30/23 | End Wokeness
  • ‘Not A Single Cent’: Germany Joins European Union in Pulling Funding for U.N. Palestinian Aid Group

    11/29/2023 7:30:59 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    nationalreview ^ | nationalreview
    Germany announced it would be freezing funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), a body specifically dedicated to Palestinian refugees, amid reports it has distributed antisemitic material, incited violence, and had alumni who participated in the October 7 atrocities in Israel. Germany has contributed nearly a billion dollars to UNRWA in the last five years, making it the single largest donor to the agency, which has come under renewed scrutiny since the Israel-Hamas war began for its record of failing to prevent foreign aid from falling into the terror group’s hands. “UNRWA is not making a contribution...
  • German police foil plot to attack synagogue and Christmas market

    11/30/2023 9:14:07 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/30/23 | James Rothwell
    Germany has arrested two teenagers who were allegedly planning terrorist attacks on a synagogue and Christmas market to take revenge against “infidels”. The German security services said they arrested a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old over the plot, which was supposedly due to take place on Dec 1. The arrests took place in North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenberg states respectively. One of the teens reportedly declared a war on the West in an online video in which he warned that an attack would occur at a specific place on Friday. Very few details about the youths have been released, in order to...