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Jan 16 12:24

As Germany And France Come Apart, So Too Will The EU

If we follow the logic and evidence presented in these seven points, we are forced to conclude that the fractures in France, Germany and the EU are widening by the day.

When is a nation-state no longer a functional state? It's an interesting question to ask of the European nation-states trapped in the devolving European Union. Longtime correspondent Mark G. recently posed seven indicators of dissolving national sovereignty; here's his commentary:

Jan 16 12:22

Regulators Urge Deutsche Bank To Merge With European Rival (To Spread The Pain)

Throwing a monkey wrench in rumored plans to merge Germany's two biggest banks, Bloomberg reports that Germany's financial regulators would prefer for Deutsche Bank to merge with a European rival rather than local, and just as troubled, competitor Commerzbank, setting them apart from forces in the government keen on an all-German deal.

According to Bloomberg, the ECB is favoring a cross-border combination to drive integration in the region’s financial markets, while analysis by German regulator BaFin suggests a preference for a European deal because the two domestic banks - surprise - are currently too weak to benefit sufficiently from a merger.

Jan 16 11:35

Conclusive Proof Europe Is In An “Economic Slump”

Data released on Monday showed that industrial production throughout the entire eurozone dropped sharply to a glacial pace of growth in the continent at the end of 2018. Not only that, but two of the four largest economies in Europe are now on the brink of recession.

Economic data in China, the globe’s second-largest economy is showing significant signs of slow down while the trade war with the United States rages on. According to the San Francisco Gate, the United States government shutdown is doing damage to the economy as well, however, most evidence points to the fact that government is unnecessary and private companies and individuals fill the voids.

Jan 16 11:12

Video: The EU Votes for the Installation of New US Missiles in Europe

Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled “Evil Defeated by Good”, representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987, which banned land-based short- and mid-range nuclear missiles (a reach of between 500 and 5,000 km). Symbolically, the body of the dragon is in fact made with pieces of US Pershing-2 ballistic missiles (originally based in West Germany) and Soviet SS-20 missiles (originally based in the USSR).

But the nuclear dragon, which in the sculpture is shown as dying, is now being reborn. Thanks to Italy and other countries of the European Union, which, at the United Nations General Assembly, voted against the resolution presented by Russia on the “Preservation and Implementation of the INF Treaty”, rejected by 46 to 43 with 78 abstentions.

Jan 16 10:53

France, Germany to Merge Economic and Defense Policies; Create Cross-Border “Eurodistricts”

Germany and France are set to forge a pact aligning their defense, diplomatic and economic policies in an unprecedented “twinning” pact “regarded as a prototype for the future of the European Union,” according to The Times‘ Oliver Moody.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will sign the “Aachen treaty” later this month which will govern a coordinated diplomatic front as well as joint actions on peacekeeping missions.

What’s more – areas on both sides of the Franco-German border will be encouraged to establish “Eurodistricts” in which both countries would merge water, electricity and public transport networks.

Berlin and Paris will offer cash to incentivise these cross-border areas, which could involve shared hospitals, joint business schemes or environmental projects. Some officials regard these experiments as a petri dish for the integration of the EU. –The Times

No word on whether France will accept half of Germany’s refugees.

Jan 16 10:38

Brexit LIVE: Fresh chaos as Tory rebel tries to make second referendum THE LAW

The first bill seeks to launch preparations for another referendum while the second seeks to carry out the vote. The former attorney general said: “Holding a public vote is now essential as the only credible way out of the current crisis. The public should be allowed to decide on any deal to take us out of the European Union and be given the alternative to remain if they wish."Mr Grieve, a staunch Remainer and one of many Conservative backbenchers who voted against Mrs May’s deal on Tuesday night, said: “It’s a very strange experience to be a backbench MP and participate in a huge rebellion against the Government that defeats it by such a substantial margin. “But that’s a reflection of the fact that the House of Commons collectively looked at the deal the Government has negotiated and concluded that it’s a deal which is not in the national interest.

Jan 16 10:33

Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

In spite of the deep splits among the Tories, Prof. John Weeks says that a Brexit agreement will be made when the EU bails out Theresa May in the lead-up to the EU parliamentary elections

Jan 16 09:56

From Baghdad to Finland and All Across the World: What’s the US Up To?

Situated across the street from the main entrance of Malmi Airport, the warehouse with its 3 meter high security fence appears an unlikely location for official embassy business. Neighbouring companies include a car yard and a tyre warehouse.

Helsinki Times visited the perimeters this weekend. Security personnel, young Finns in uniforms with American flags on their arms, appeared nervous and suspicious when asked to comment on the warehouse and refused to even confirm the order of the new fence structure which now surrounds the compound. At one point a security guard appeared in a second floor window to carefully monitor this reporter’s movements along Takoraudantie.

Jan 16 09:52

Greece Fined €200MM Over Chinese Tax Fraud Network

While president Trump is cracking down on Chinese technology theft "transfer" in the US, with Canada somehow caught in the middle of the ongoing crossfire (as random Canadians are now getting arrested on the mainland in retaliation for Trump's aggressive practices), it has emerged that China's Belt and Road initiative may be nothing more than one giant, global tax fraud/trade laundering operation.

Take Greece for example, where the European Union’s Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) just issued a fine of more than 200 million euros to Greece for failing to stop a wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing ultra-cheap goods through the country’s largest port of Piraeus, Politico reported on Monday.

Jan 16 09:24

Europe is Burning

Jan 15 19:19

Anonymous, Pirates and Activists Challenge Articles 11, 12a, 13 With Stop ACTA 2 Protests January 19th Across Europe

By Aaron Kesel

The European Union is attempting to censor the Internet with several new initiatives called Article 11, 12a, and 13 while numerous other Articles are pending to be drafted that could affect your Internet freedom rights.

These Articles will have legal implications that will break the Internet as we know it. Not only will they include an “upload filter” if passed to block copyrighted (or unwanted) content from being uploaded on the Internet, it will also be impossible to link to source material, including educational content and even memes...

Jan 14 16:33

Europe Could "Collapse" Over Migration Says Italy PM; Salvini Insists "Paris-Berlin Axis" Must Change

Italy's Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said on Monday that the European Union risks collapsing unless it is able to find common ground on mass migration.

"If we continue to stall without a shared path, we risk bringing down the European building," Conte remarked at a press conference discussing a recent meeting in Rome with European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

"We presented what Italy has done up to now to Avramopoulos," said Conte, adding "We are bringing in a change of direction that is bearing fruit."

While discussing Italian efforts to curb mass migration, Conte said: Italy had been left alone and now are are coping alone. We didn't talk about a naval blockade with Avramopoulos but we discussed instruments to defend the borders, which is a very important issue for managing (migrant) flows."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This issue regarding unchecked immigration must be stopped, and quickly.

This is not America lionized in a poem by poet Emma Lazarus which stands on display as a plaque on the Statue of Liberty and starts, "Give me your Tired, your poor"

Because these people prove a tremendous economic burden when they cannot speak the language, and have zero job skills, for a rapidly evolving techno-culture, where brights, not brawn, will have to rule as more and more jobs are mechanized and computerized.

In fact, I would make a wild guess that within a decade, unskilled labor jobs will "go away", rarely to be seen in industrialized societies.

Jan 14 12:42

Political Nightmares Multiply For Europe Ahead Of Davos

Europe’s dreams of integration are slipping away as the people wake up from the nightmare erected for them...

As we approach Act IX of the Yellow Vest protests in France and the threats of creating bank runs we get the news that both Presidents Trump and Macron will not be attending the convocation of globalists known as the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Trump’s not attending because it’s clear he’s no longer a member of The Davos Crowd and Macron isn’t because any public appearance by him will double the number of people donning high visibility safety gear and taking to the streets.

It almost feels like we’ve reached Peak Davos, with these announcements. But, clearly neither of these men are invited because in the minds of The Davos Crowd they no longer figure in their long-term plans.

Macron not attending is also a sign his government will be sacrificed on the altar of the Yellow Vests in the near future.

Jan 14 12:36

FRANCE: The Yellow Vests Are Unstoppable.

Jan 14 12:34

EU Army ‘Already Taking Shape’ Brags German Defence Minister

Germany’s defence minister has confirmed that “a united EU military is becoming a reality,” after her ally and Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Emmanuel Macron’s call for a “real European army.”
“Europe’s army is already taking shape,” Ursula von der Leyen wrote in an opinion piece for Handelsblatt on Thursday.

“Germany and France are the driving forces in defence,” Ms von der Leyen boasted, adding that “We’re moving even further ahead with our close partner France” after the two countries agreed to sign a “new Elysèe Treaty” which, amongst other efforts to, in effect, merge aspects of the two countries, includes common defence.

Jan 14 12:10

Delingpole: Britain’s Brexit Betrayal Conservatives Are the Walking Dead

At dinner the other night, a QC friend of mine — I forget what the Q stands for but I know exactly why they’re all called Cs — tried explaining to me why Theresa May’s Brexit ‘deal’ is actually a good deal for Britain.
So I asked him to explain to me what’s good about it.

He began by agreeing that the deal isn’t perfect but said that there’s got to be a bit of give and take on both sides. Then he conceded that of course “No deal” might have been better but because the government had made such poor preparations for such an eventuality over the last two and half years…

Jan 14 09:12

'Stop shouting at me' BBC Breakfast host PLEADS with viewers as Brexiteer warns John Major

The BBC host said he received a series of complaints following an interview with the prominent Brexiteer MP, who hit back at the arch-Remainers “wanting to turn around the vote of the people”. Sir John Major claimed on Sunday that a no deal Brexit would be “morally reprehensible” and revoking Article 50 is the “only sensible course”. The BBC Breakfast host read out no deal Brexit warnings from the likes of Health Secretary Matt Hancock, business leaders including Amazon’s Doug Gurr, and former Prime Minister John Major.

Jan 14 09:12

BREXIT LIVE: Theresa May hit by shock resignation on eve of crucial vote - PM ON BRINK

Earlier on Tuesday the Prime Minister delivered a defiant and upbeat Brexit speech today as the stoical Prime Minister warned the UK's exit from the EU will be in peril if MPs vote down her deal.

The Tory leader was defiant as she insisted she is working hard to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal in tomorrow's crunch vote in a bid to avoid parliament's attempts to frustrate the UK's exit from the bloc.

In a desperate last-ditch speech on the eve of the Commons showdown, Mrs May warned that rejecting her deal would be the "height of recklessness" and the "bigger risk" could see the UK remain in the EU. She said: "The only ways to guarantee we do not leave without a deal are to abandon Brexit, betraying the vote of the British people, or to leave with a deal.

"The only deal on the table is the one MPs will vote on tomorrow night. "You can take no deal off the table by voting for that deal.

Jan 14 08:49

The Decline and Fall of the European Union

Jan 14 08:24

Gun ownership surges in Europe over fears of terrorism and crime

Europeans are increasingly turning to guns to protect themselves against terrorism and crime. Women and men alike are becoming gun owners as a way to boost their method of self-defense against violent attackers.

Jan 13 19:00

EU 'is prepared to delay Brexit until at least July and could be extended even LONGER' to give Theresa May extra time to get deal to quit Europe through Parliament

EU leaders are preparing to delay Brexit until July or possibly longer if Parliament cannot agree a deal, it has been claimed.

Brussels is reportedly expecting the British government to ask for an extension to Article 50, allowing Theresa May more time to get a deal through Parliament.

Mrs May is expected to lose Commons the vote on her withdrawal deal on Tuesday, raising the prospect of a no-deal departure on March 29.

Brexit could be postponed even longer if a general election or second referendum takes place, the Guardian reported.

Jan 13 12:57

Belgium Orders Repatriation of Syrian-Born Children of Daesh Fighter – Reports

Two children of an Islamist from Belgium who died fighting in Syria will be brought to the Western European country, in what is the first such decision, the Brussels Times said Saturday.

The Belgian immigration minister's office told the Mediahuis group that the Belgium's diplomatic mission in Turkey had been ordered to issue the girls with travel papers and identification documents.

The two girls, aged 2 and 4, were born in Syria and have been in Turkey for a year since their mother came there in late 2017 following the death of her husband, according to the Brussels Times newspaper.

Jan 13 10:20

Swedish right-wing led municipality ends pork-free school meals

The political management in Staffanstorp wants the schools in the municipality to stop offering alternatives to pork.

According to a proposal that will soon be raised in the Educational Board, Staffanstorp schools will no longer offer a meat alternative to those who don’t eat pork, Nyheter Idag reports. Instead, they will be offered vegetarian food on the days that pork is on the menu. Those who, for medical reasons, are entitled to special diets will receive it.

“We cannot, with tax money, take into account various religious dietary requirements. Everything costs and we must therefore prioritise – and spend our tax money on core activities, such as education”, writes Chairman of the Municipal Board Christian Sonesson on Facebook.

Jan 13 10:19

Migrant celebrates Swedish citizenship by raping woman and tells her: ‘Now I can do what I want’

A 29-year-old migrant has been sentenced to prison for raping a woman at a public bath on the island Ingarö in the archipelago outside Stockholm, Fria Tider reports.

He pushed the woman, who has insufficient swimming skills, into the water off a concrete bathing pier, and then carried out the rape in the water, according to the judgment.

When she tried to call for help, he pulled her hair and pulled her under the surface on several occasions. He also bit the woman, who was crying and terrified of drowning, when she begged him to stop.

Afterwards he told her she could not speak to anyone, that she would stay silent and that he could do what he wanted to her because he had recently become a Swedish citizen.

Jan 13 10:18

Body of ‘raped dog’ found inside Greek refugee camp

According to the Greek animal welfare webpage Zoosos, on 28th of March 2018 an outrageous denouncement was filed to the Perama police department in Athens, by the staff taking care of stray dogs living in the nearby refugee camp of Skaramagka.

The staff found a little female dog dead at the centre of the camp, covered with a blanket. The little dog had obvious signs of a brutal rape on her genitals, but no other external trauma.

The body of the dog was transferred to the Stray Animal Care Interdisciplinary Center of Athens in order to be medically examined and to determine the exact cause of the animal’s death.

Jan 13 10:17

Amsterdam Mocro Maffia drugswar forces KPMG toptalent into hiding

In Amsterdam a deadly drug war reached out from the violent underworld, to the Zuid As, which is the prestigious Business center of Amsterdam.

Financial top adviser Khalil B, one of KPMG’s top talents in M&A, has gone into hiding after his brother, Reduan B, was liquidated. An apparent revenge killing for the testimony of their brother Nabil, who is the star witness in the case against Ridouan T. en Said R., leaders of the so called ‘Mocro Maffia’ of Amsterdam.

This clan, consisting of mostly young men of Moroccan descent, is notorious for its ferociousness and its use of heavy assault weapons like AK47’s, even in public places. In 2014 they committed a “mistake murder” When they shot innocent housefather Stefan Regalo Eggermont to death in the Conradstraat in Amsterdam. They are also widely held accountable for the murder of Martin Kok, famous ex criminal and independent crime reporter in the Netherlands.

Jan 13 10:14

ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER

Jan 13 09:56

Protest Action Against Social Inequality in Latvia Takes Place in Center of Riga

Almost 200 people joined a protest against social disparities in Latvia, which took place in the center of the country's capital, a Sputnik correspondent reported Saturday.

The event was organized by the Latvian Russian Union and was attended by the union's co-Chairwoman, former member of the European Parliament Tatjana Zdanoka and Miroslavs Mitrofanovs, a member of the European Parliament. Protesters gathered at the Dome Square and passed by the building of the country's parliament, the Sejm, heading to the Presidential Palace.

Jan 13 09:55

DEXIT: German Right-Wingers Mull How Germany Could Follow UK and Leave EU

The Alternative for Germany party, which has had a Eurosceptic agenda since its foundation, has included a “Dexit” clause in its programme for the upcoming European parliamentary elections, outlining the conditions under which Germany could leave the EU.

After several days of debate, Alternative for Germany’s party convention in the Saxon town of Riesa dedicated to forming a programme for the 2019 European elections has reportedly articulated how they could set a Dexit scenario in motion.

In the programme, they included a provision stipulating that Germany should either exit the EU or that the bloc be dissolved altogether and another economic community founded, if their reform proposals for the existing union are not implemented within a reasonable timeframe. They insist, however, that the decision be made in a referendum.

Jan 13 09:31

BANK RUNS ARE COMING

Jan 13 09:11

EU ARMY ‘ALREADY TAKING SHAPE’ SAYS GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER

Germany’s defence minister has confirmed that “a united EU military is becoming a reality,” after her ally and Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Emmanuel Macron’s call for a “real European army.”

Jan 12 13:25

COVERT BRITISH MILITARY-SMEAR MACHINE MOVING INTO US

After mobilizing a disinformation campaign across Europe, documents show that the Integrity Initiative is now infiltrating the U.S., report Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames.

Jan 12 10:14

Catalonia separatists threaten to nix Spanish govt budget over referendum demands

The Spanish government’s bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of separatists in Catalonia for a referendum on secession, the leader of the northeastern region has said. Catalan regional president Quim Torra told AP that the representatives of Catalonia’s separatist parties in Madrid’s national parliament “have made it very clear that they will vote against the budget because there has been no movement by the Spanish national government toward what we are demanding.”

Jan 12 09:56

The EU Votes for the Installation of New US Missiles in Europe

Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled “Evil Defeated by Good”, representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987, which banned land-based short- and mid-range nuclear missiles (a reach of between 500 and 5,000 km). Symbolically, the body of the dragon is in fact made with pieces of US Pershing-2 ballistic missiles (originally based in West Germany) and Soviet SS-20 missiles (originally based in the USSR).

But the nuclear dragon, which in the sculpture is shown as dying, is now being reborn. Thanks to Italy and other countries of the European Union, which, at the United Nations General Assembly, voted against the resolution presented by Russia on the “Preservation and Implementation of the INF Treaty”, rejected by 46 to 43 with 78 abstentions.

Jan 12 09:53

“Criminal foreigners who undermine our values ??have no place in our society”, says Danish PM and throws Islamist out

After being declared unwanted in Denmark 58-year-old Moroccan Said Mansour was sent back to Morocco on Friday, Samhällsnytt reports.

Mansour is twice sentenced for incitement to terrorism, and in 2016 he was deprived of his Danish citizenship and sentenced to expulsion.

He was also sentenced for paying tribute to al-Qaeda and 2014, he received four years in prison.

Jan 12 09:12

Why Ireland May Soon Have to Say Goodbye to the Low Tax Rates That Made the Nation Rich

By John Phelan

In 1988, The Economist magazine ran an article on Ireland titled “The poorest of the rich.” The title was well-deserved. That year, Irish per capita GDP was just 70 percent of the figure for the United Kingdom and 52 percent that of the United States. The unemployment rate was 16.2 percent compared to 8.5 percent in Britain and 5.5 percent in the United States. Irish government debt amounted to 85 percent of GDP compared to 60 percent in the United States and 37 percent in the United Kingdom...

Jan 11 12:14

Cancelling Euros

Jan 11 11:40

Serious warnings of a major war in Europe: "The hot heads" threatening the Balkans

New warnings of a possible outbreak of war affecting European countries came from Norway. Defense Secretary Frank Bake Jensen warned that the current disintegration of the situation shows that armed conflict is no longer unthinkable, and that a possible war would have serious consequences not only for the Scandinavian countries, but for the whole of Europe.

The reasons for this, as he said, are many. The first is the increase in defense spending that has been increased by about 30 percent over the past five years, then Russia, which Jensen claims to be trying to undermine Western unity and international co-operation in many areas, followed by religious and political extremism, the problem of migration , but also an increasingly intense supercilious suppression struggle in the world that directly reflects on the stability and security of many countries around the world.

Jan 11 09:12

Greek Minister 'Ready' to Sign WWII Reparation Order for Nazi Massacre

The growing tension between Greece and Germany continues, with Greece's justice minister warning he was ready to enact a High Court ruling, which would allow Athens to seize German state-owned property as part of a compensation package to the Greek victims of a Nazi massacre during World War Two.

Nikos Paraskevopolous' comments come amid ongoing tension between the two countries, as the newly-elected Greek government tries to persuade European Union members to renegotiate parts of its euro bailout package.

The justice minister said that a high court ruling in 2000, which allowed for the confiscation of German property to compensate relatives of the Distimo massacre, still stands and remains valid.

Jan 11 09:10

Merkel Recognises Nazi Crimes in Greece, Remains Silent on WWII Reparations

Greece has raised the issue of war reparations from Germany on several occasions, with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos telling Angela Merkel that Athens has grounds to pursue legal claims for billions of euros.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted Germany's "historic responsibility" for Nazi crimes in Greece during the Second World War, though she failed to address the matter of reparations.

"We know how much suffering we, as Germany in the time of Nazism, have brought to Greece," the German chancellor said.

Jan 11 09:10

DOWN AND ROUT Theresa May’s Brexit deal faces a record Commons drubbing by a majority of 228

CABINET ministers broke ranks to call for a softer Brexit deal yesterday as Theresa May headed for an ever-bigger record defeat.

The PM is on course for an eye-watering defeat by a majority of 228 during the meaningful vote on Tuesday, research by the BBC found.

Jan 11 08:59

Migrant involved in ‘torturing’ dog to death in Sweden

Two men are being prosecuted at Skaraborg District Court for having strangled a dog to death and thus subjected it to suffering.

In connection with a drug investigation, the police searched one of the accused men’s mobile phones – and found a film of the two men and some other unknown people torturing a dog.

In the preliminary investigation, the police describe how the men tighten a strap around a small Pinscher dog’s neck and hold it up in the air. The dog is bloody and seemingly lifeless in the film. Then, it is put in a plastic bag.

One of the men is known to the police and can be heard talking and laughing in the film. “Ah brother. She lives. What the f***? Brother, I beg you. Put the knife in her”, the man says.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ooooh; you're criticizing a migrant in Sweden! That's against the law over there, you know!

Jan 11 08:58

Hungary can be proud that it was the first country to prove that migration can be stopped – PM

Addressing an international press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary’s goal is to have “anti-immigration forces” in the majority in every European Union institution.

Hungary wants to see an anti-immigration majority first in the European Parliament, then the European Commission and eventually, through member states’ national elections, in the European Council as well, Orban said.

The prime minister said May’s European parliamentary elections would be historic because Europeans would finally get to have their say on the issue of migration. Hungary so far has been the only member state where the people have been given the chance to express their views on migration, he said. Orban added that his Fidesz party’s aim for the elections was “to be the most successful party” in Europe and in the European People’s Party.

Jan 11 08:57

Greeks slam Bavarian minister for joking that Greece should still be under German rule

German interior minister Horst Seehofer, a proud Bavarian, said during a campaign speech that Greece would be in better shape if it were still ruled by Bavarians. His trademark German humor didn’t go down well.

Speaking in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt ahead of state elections, Seehofer told the crowd “the Bavarians ruled Greece for a time. Maybe it would have been better had it not been temporary."

Jan 11 08:57

Merkel to press Greece on reforms during rare Athens visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will urge Greece to press on with tough economic reforms and maintain strict fiscal discipline when she visits Athens on Thursday for the first time in nearly five years.

Jan 11 08:56

Merkel ‘inspects the desert she made’: Varoufakis slams German chancellor’s visit to Greece

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of a two-day visit by Merkel to the austerity-stricken country.

“Mrs Merkel is in Greece to inspect the desert she made and to call it... recovery,” Varoufakis tweeted on Thursday. “Ironically, her Greek triumph unleashed deflationary forces that hit Germany (eg -ve interest rates) and wrecked her career. Never before has a German Chancellor wasted so much political capital.”

Jan 11 08:55

MERKEL RIOTS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel sparks violent clash in Athens

The riots were sparked by the German Chancellor’s arrival in Athens earlier today for talks with Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Mr Tsipras said the visit marked “the end of a difficult cycle between our two countries”.

Germany has been blamed by some Greeks for tough austerity measures imposed after the country required a series of bailouts following the 2008 financial crash.

Jan 11 08:54

Merkel sparks Athens SHUTDOWN to stop furious protests against EU austerity

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel is bracing for an awkward meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today, with demonstrations over her visit banned in Athens.

Jan 11 08:36

‘Unforeseen problems’: US stalls Israel's $500mn sale of upgraded F-16s to NATO ally Croatia

Washington has virtually blocked a $500mn arms deal by barring Tel Aviv from selling its old F-16 Barak fighter jets to Croatia unless modifications to its electronics, apparently too good for the Balkan NATO ally, are dismantled.
Croatia has been forced to annul the purchase of the 12 used fighters, after Israel’s Defense Ministry acknowledged having run into “unforeseen problems” with the sale. “Unfortunately, we have not been able to realize the deal because of problems that could not have been expected and are not under the control of the countries,” director-general of the Defense Ministry, Udi Adam, said on Thursday in Zagreb.

Jan 11 08:27

The Coming Franco-German Bust-Up

The partnership at the center of European integration is unraveling just when Euroskeptic forces are coming together. If French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot start rebuilding the political center, next year's European Parliament election will produce the biggest victory yet for anti-EU populists.

Jan 10 10:16

BREXIT BOOST: Rolls-Royce commits future to UK after EU exit – brand ‘BELONGS to Britain’

Chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos said the marque “belongs to Britain” and the luxury cars would continue to be built at its plant in Goodwood, regardless of the type of deal struck with the European Union. The announcement comes as the company unveiled record sales. Mr Muller-Otvos roundly rejected the prospect of moving production abroad, saying the idea is a "complete no-go for me".

Jan 10 10:15

May faces vote TROUNCING - even MORE MPs now against PM’s Brexit deal

THERESA May is heading for a trouncing in next week's Withdrawal Agreement vote despite considering a move to cave in to Labour demands on Brexit to win their backing for her maligned deal.

Jan 10 10:09

Prosecutors Investigate Legality of Dutch Christians Affirming Traditional Marriage

Prosecutors in the Netherlands have opened an investigation to determine whether Christians have violated Dutch law by signing the “Nashville Statement” affirming traditional marriage.

Last week, some 250 Dutch Christian leaders, including the leader of the SGP Christian party, signed the statement after it was translated into Dutch and posted on the internet.

As Breitbart News reported, leading Evangelical Christians published the Nashville Statement in August 2017. The manifesto reaffirmed Christian teaching on God’s creation of human beings as male and female, rejecting attempts to normalize “gender fluidity” based on “autonomous preferences.”

Jan 10 10:08

Ex-Jihadist Reveals Network Smuggling Islamic Radicals to Europe as Migrants

After receiving information from a former jihadist, Italian police have arrested 15 suspects alleged to be part of an organisation that helped smuggle radical Islamic terrorists into the country as illegal migrants and asylum seekers.

The arrests were made in the cities of Palermo, Trapani, Caltanissetta, and Brescia this week with the 15 suspects facing various criminal charges from forming a criminal association for the purposes of illegal immigration and smuggling to terrorism-related charges, newspaper Il Giornale reports.

Jan 10 10:07

EU Grants University Researchers 10 Million Euros to Study Islamic Qur’an

The European Union has granted 10 million euros to university researchers studying the role of the Islamic holy book in the intellectual and religious development of countries across the continent.

The large sum of cash comes from the European Research Council, a European Union body focused on scientific and technological research with researchers working on the hypothesis that the Qur’an has had a major impact on Europe throughout history, Il Giornale reports.

The aim of the research is said to be to “determine how the sacred text of Allah incorporated into the thought of Christians, medieval and modern, Jews, freethinkers, atheists, and European Muslims.”

Jan 10 10:02

EU politicians to join anti-Hungarian Government protests ‘to serve interests of George Soros’

The left-wing RED movement – founded by Socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi – holds a protest on Tuesday in Brussels’ Schuman Square.

The Hungarian speakers – MEP Istvan Ujhelyi (MSZP/S&D), Barnabas Mester (RED), MEP Benedek Javor (Parbeszed/Greens-EFA), Balazs Nemeth (Momentum), Janos Kendernay (LMP) and MEP Csaba Molnar (DK/S&D) – will be joined by Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini, the rapporteur of the report about the rule of law in Hungary.

Jan 10 09:45

Far-left Dutch EU politician joins protest against Hungarian Prime Minister

Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini, author of a report critical of the state of the rule of law in Hungary approved by the European Parliament last year, addressed a demonstration against the Hungarian government’s policies organised by the Hungarian opposition in Brussels on Tuesday.

In her speech at the protest organised by the Radical European Democrats (RED) movement, Sargentini stressed the importance of a free media and being critical of governments in a democracy.

Jan 10 09:40

Greg Hands: “The power is with us.” The two EU officials who want to punish Britain, crafted the deal – and claim they are winning.

The Commission’s top German Brexit officials are clear: the Withdrawal Agreement hugely favours the EU, and was always meant to be so.

The word from these top EU officials is that: “Northern Ireland is the price that Britain must pay for Brexit;” that the Withdrawal Agreement shows Brexit “doesn’t work”; that “the power is with the EU” and that “the EU has the best negotiating position for the future relationship”.

Much attention has focused on Jean-Claude Juncker, the Luxemburger EU Commission President, and Michel Barnier, the Commission’s French chief Brexit negotiator.

Jan 10 09:39

Italy’s Salvini suggests ‘European Spring’ to bring end to ‘German-French axis’ on continent

Italy’s Euroskeptic deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has said he wants Italy and Poland to join together to create a “European Spring” which could end the long-standing French and German domination on the continent.

Speaking during a press conference with Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudzi?ski in Warsaw on Wednesday, Salvini said that Poland and Italy “will be part of the new spring of Europe, the renaissance of European values” which would create a “new equilibrium” where the dominance of France and Germany is diminished.

The leader of the Northern League party said that upcoming European parliamentary elections, set for May, could lead away from a Europe “that is run by bureaucrats.”

Jan 09 15:52

Yellow Vests Suggest Bank Run

Jan 09 12:42

'Hate Speech' Convictions Soar Tenfold As Sweden Cracks Down On Migration Critics

Head of online hate speech monitoring group “Näthatsgranskaren” Tomas Åberg receives tax funds for mass reporting pensioners and others who write critically about migration on Facebook.

Jan 09 12:41

In shift, EU sanctions Iran over planned Europe attacks

The European Union on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff, as the Netherlands accused Iran of two killings on its soil and joined France and Denmark in alleging Tehran plotted other attacks in Europe.

Jan 09 10:27

FLASHBACK - Japan,Italy,and U.S., 134 Billion in US Bonds Smuggling Case

This would make a great movie. Two Japanese couriers are stopped and searched trying to cross into Switzerland from Italy with 134 Billion in US bearer bonds. The bonds were hidden in a secret compartment of a suitcase.

Yes, officials are determining if these are counterfeit or legitimate. If real, Italy stands to collect 40 Billion dollars as that is the penalty on the 134 billion amount.

These bonds (#249 500 million notes) are bearer bonds,that is like a check drawn on the U.S. Treasury,payable to the holder.

You just can't make this stuff up,but this story has had almost no exposure by the MSM in this country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because of the globalist links between US and Europe, the 2008 meltdown of the mortgage-backed securities fraud almost wrecked Europe's banks (as it did Lehman Brothers). This 134 billion in bearer bonds was thought by many to be part of a scheme to covertly bail out Europe's banks at US taxpayer expense.

Jan 09 09:40

EU approves sanctions on Iran’s intelligence service

Denmark announced on Tuesday that the European Union has agreed to impose sanctions on Iran’s intelligence service over plans to assassinate opponents of the Islamic Republic across the European Union.

“The EU just agreed to enact sanctions against an Iranian intelligence service for its assassination plots on European soil,” wrote Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen on Twitter. “Strong signal from the EU that we will not accept such behaviour in Europe.”

Jan 09 09:09

Trump Challenges Macron: EU Army 'Didn't Work Too Well' in WWII

Emmanuel Macron earlier voiced the idea of building a European military so that fellow EU nations could defend themselves from wide-ranging threats. The French leader subsequently came under fire from the White House, which called on him to pay his fair share of NATO membership.

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to deliver a rebuke to Emmanuel Macron, chastising the French president's ideas of a pan-European army and divisive environmental policies.

Trump scolded Macron for his proposal to create a single European army so that Europe would have a greater military autonomy. The 45th POTUS has repeatedly claimed that many NATO members have not been dishing out enough cash for the alliance's needs.

"The idea of a European Military didn't work out too well in WWI or WWII. But the US was there for you, and always will be. All we ask is that you pay your fair share of NATO," he added.

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