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Jun 30 10:14

DOMINIC SANDBROOK: Europe's elite are so blinded by their own sanctimonious piety that they cannot see that the migration crisis is pushing millions to the extreme Right

This has not been a great week for Angela Merkel.

A keen football fan who celebrated in the dressing room after Germany won the last World Cup, she watched in horror on Wednesday as the reigning champions crashed out at the group stage for the first time since 1938.

It might seem trivial. But the humiliation of Mrs Merkel’s boys is an irresistibly compelling symbol of what has happened to her domestic reputation and Utopian dreams.

The day after Germany’s exit, with cruelly ironic timing, Mrs Merkel was also on the move, arriving in Brussels for the EU summit.

For the Chancellor, it was a long day. She was up with her fellow EU leaders until 4.30 on Friday morning, arguing about immigration before agreeing a tissue-thin compromise deal.

Jun 29 07:29

'The end of the Schengen?' German MP suggests Merkel has GIVEN IN to her coalition demands

A GERMAN MP, who is a member of Angela Merkel's party, has suggested that the Chancellor gave in to the demands for stricter migration controls, amid concerns over the future of the Schengen agreement.

German MP Klaus-Peter Willsch has suggested that the Europe-wide migration deal, struck in the early hours of the morning, could collapse and doom the Schengen agreement.

Mr Willsch is a member of Angela Merkel's same party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), but he has become known as a critic of the Chancellor.

He told the BBC's Justin Webb that Germany may still have to resort to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's controversial suggestion of turning away asylum seekers at the border.

The German politician admitted that this could spell the end of the Schengen Zone, the regime that permits free movement across borders in the EU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now, the people of Europe have all the bad side of being in the EU, and lost lost one of the few good sides.

Jun 28 17:36

‘Oh sh*t, fire on ship!’ Dramatic moment rocket misfires on German frigate, sparking blaze (VIDEO)

‘Sachsen’, one of the newest guided-missile frigates in Germany’s Navy, had been traversing waters off Norway’s coast with the submarine-hunting frigate ‘Luebeck’, taking part in a joint maritime exercise with the Norwegian Navy. Several hours into the drills, the ‘Sachsen’ prepared to fire one of its SM-2 anti-aircraft missiles when the unexpected happened.

A video, purportedly shot from an adjacent ship, shows the missile that did not make it out of the vertical launcher and caught fire right over the upper deck. The ‘Sachsen’s’ bow is seen engulfed in flames while a voice says in the video: “Oh, sh*t! Fire on the ship!”

Jun 28 09:12

Make Or Break Time For Merkel: What To Look For In Today's EU Summit

Migration, trade, Brexit and the EU budget - but mostly migration - will be the big talking points at today’s EU summit which kicks off in Brussels shortly and continues into Friday.

As DB notes, there’s a laundry list of agenda points to get through for EU leaders with the not so insignificant talking points like Brexit, migration policy, the EU budget, security and the economic and monetary union amongst the big topics. The summit will be of particular significance for Merkel given domestic political tensions of late however yesterday the CDU and Social Democrats confirmed that no headway was made on migration talks in a meeting in Berlin which will only heighten the pressure on Merkel. Notably, the CSU Party leader Seehofer did reaffirm on ARD TV that “I know of nobody in my party who either wants to endanger the government….or bring down the Chancellor”.

Jun 28 08:48

EU faces 'destiny' at crunch migration summit

EU leaders face deep divisions on migration at a summit in Brussels on Thursday that the embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel said could decide the fate of the bloc itself.

The meeting comes amid warnings that authoritarian and "anti-European" movements will profit from any failure by the 28 leaders to deal with a flare-up of tensions over migrants that has put Merkel's political future in the balance.

Jun 28 07:46

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Open to Deal With Merkel to Take Back Migrants

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he was ready to strike a deal with Germany that would speed up migrant deportations to the first port of entry, in an interview out Wednesday.

"We don’t care about the fact that maybe we’ll have some returns from Germany if this will help, in order to give the signal to the smugglers," he told the Financial Times newspaper.

Tsipras said he believed the existing Dublin regulation, which requires asylum seekers to apply in the first EU country they enter, to be "out of life."

Jun 27 12:05

What's Next? Penises? German TV Invites Kids to Play With Breasts

The controversial game has made headlines in German media and sparked intense debate among experts and social media users. The TV channel already caused criticism earlier this year, after it aired a program that seemed to implicitly support child marriage in Germany.

The German TV channel KIKA, whose target group is kids aged from three to 13, has launched a controversial memory game called "Breasts! Breasts! Breasts!" on its official website.

The picture puzzle, that is supposed to playfully inform minors about seven different forms of women's breasts, requires players to search for the identical pairs and match them together with the help of their memory.

The game has caused vivid discussion among the German public about whether it is suitable for small children to play.

Jun 27 07:23

Trump Joins The Blitz Angela Merkel Gang - Angela Merkel May Be History

Jun 26 11:21

HELICOPTERS, 100S OF AUSTRIAN SOLDIERS & POLICE OFFICERS TAKE PART IN MIGRANT 'DETERRING' DRILLS

Hundreds of Austrian soldiers and police were involved in a border protection exercise that simulated containing migrants amid fears neighboring Germany might begin to turn away new arrivals trying to cross their frontier.
Austrian authorities deployed 600 police, 400 soldiers and two Black Hawk helicopters on Tuesday in an exercise which simulated arrival of hundreds of migrants on the country’s border with Slovenia, local media reported.

"A state that in the worst case cannot protect its borders loses its credibility," Interior Minister Herbert Kickl of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) told reporters, as cited by Reuters. “I am determined that events like those of 2015 must not occur again. And that is exactly the message we want to send from here.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, George Soros; I have the perfect solution for Europe's migrant crisis. Just dump every single illegal immigrant on to any and every property you own.

You're welcome, Sir!

Jun 26 10:00

Sunday Poll: German Populist AfD Party Hits Record High Popularity

In a new poll by Das Bild, the broadly Eurosceptic AfD party has risen to a record high of 16 percent approval nationally, while Merkel’s ruling coalition has fallen below the 50 percent mark for the first time in its existence.

Jun 26 09:59

Thursday Deadline Looms For Merkel to Save Herself as No Deal Reached at Weekend Migrant Crisis Summit

The crisis which could see the toppling of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has heightened after she was unable to secure any consensus or deal at an informal European summit on migration over the weekend.
Chancellor Merkel, along with several prominent European leaders from 15 other countries, met in Brussels over the weekend as part of an informal discussion on migration ahead of a formal summit to take place on Thursday.

Despite looking for a European solution to deal with the migrant issue, Merkel left the meeting with no agreement but what she described as “much goodwill”, Stuttgarter Nachrichten reports.

The lack of any quick agreement is an issue for Merkel as her coalition allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), who have given her only two weeks to find a European solution to the crisis or she could face the collapse of the government and be forced out of the Chancellery.

Jun 25 08:42

Germany's Migrant Policy: Why Trump Was Right

US President Donald Trump attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant policy this week. The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition," he tweeted on June 18. "Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!" he added.

President Trump's comments come at a time when Merkel is facing the biggest crisis of her career. She is struggling to hold her government together, with the Bavarian Catholic party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), threatening to leave the governing coalition over immigration. The CSU wants the police to have the authority to turn away illegal migrants at the border, a move bitterly opposed by Merkel.

While Trump slammed Merkel's handling of the migrant crisis during his presidential campaign, until now, he has refrained from publicly criticizing her over the issue.

Jun 25 08:31

Investigation Finds Migrant Career Criminals Routinely Protected from Deportation

An investigation into Germany’s Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has found that migrant criminals with records of murder, rape, and drug dealing have been allowed to stay in the country under the asylum law.
German tabloid Bild claims to have gained access to records and letters sent from field officers across the country warning the security department at the BAMF headquarters in Nuremberg of asylum seekers with long records of criminality.

According to one case obtained by the tabloid, the security unit of BAMF was warned about an asylum seeker with 85 criminal charges currently against him in Turkey.

“The applicant stated in his hearing and has shown that there are approximately 85 ongoing criminal proceedings against him in Turkey. There is also an arrest warrant against the applicant,” the letter said.

Jun 25 07:44

Merkel Says Undocumented Migrants Should Have 'No Choice' of Asylum Country

On Sunday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker convened what he called an "informal working meeting" on migration issues, with all interested EU member states invited to participate

Undocumented migrants should not have the right to choose a country, where they will request for asylum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

"On the one hand we cannot abandon the countries accepting refugees, because it would mean that they should deal with all the problems on their own, that it was not a common decision. But on the other hand, illegal transporters and refugees cannot chose on their own, in which European state they will request for asylum," Merkel told reporters on Sunday after the meeting.

Jun 24 08:03

Czechs Alarmed by Merkel's 'Revisionist' Remarks on Germans Expelled After WWII

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared that the expulsion of ethnic Germans from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe after the Second World War had no "moral or political justification." Speaking to Sputnik, Czech Peace Forum chairwoman Vladimira Vitova explained what was so dangerous about Merkel's comment.

In her speech on World Refugee Day on Wednesday ahead of a series of meetings on European refugee policy in Brussels, Merkel said that Czechoslovakia's expulsion of some three million Sudetenland Germans after the Second World War was "immoral."

Jun 24 07:56

MERKEL CAVES IN: Germany 'to offer to scrap EU tax on cars' in Trump victory

ANGELA Merkel appears to have caved in to Donald Trump with Germany considering scrapping the European Union’s 10 percent tax on American car imports.

Jun 23 08:43

The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

With the chancellor under heavy fire from Bavarian conservatives, Germany's political landscape may be facing radical upheaval. Angela Merkel might lose her job and the country's traditional center-right partnership could soon end.

Jun 23 08:22

Germany’s SPD Preparing for Possible Re-Election Amid Migration Row

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) started preparing for possible re-elections to the Bundestag amid the conflict in the alliance of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Der Spiegel reported, citing sources in the SPD.

Over the recent weeks, the SPD held three closed meetings, the agenda of which was the preparation for a "quick" election campaign in the event of possible re-elections, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

The re-elections could potentially take place in early September, according to the SPD leadership.

Jun 23 08:19

Merkel’s Gov’t on Brink as Germans Reject Open Borders!!!

Jun 22 09:04

Seehofer Warns Merkel Against Firing Him, Threatens Coalition's Collapse

Horst Seehofer, German Interior Minister and the head of Bavaria’s Christian Socialist Party (CSU) and Chancellor Angela Merkel have been engaged in a heated debate over the country’s migration policy.

Speaking with the newspaper Passauer Neuer Presse on Friday, Seehofer warned Angela Merkel against dismissing him as interior minister over a unilateral approach to immigration in Germany.

The CSU leader elaborated that if it happened it would mark the first time that “looking after and taking care of the security and order of the country is the reason given for firing a minister.”

Jun 22 08:36

Is the end of Merkel era looming because of immigration?

Jun 22 08:35

Farage: Refugee problem may end Merkel’s run

Jun 21 19:36

'Germany profited MASSIVELY from Greek debt!' BILLIONS put in German budget by crisis

Shocking new figures revealed today show that despite Germany’s fear taxpayers would pick up the bill for the crisis in Greece, Angela Merkel’s nation has actually made money on the massive sums sent to Greece.

In response to parliamentary question from the Green Party, the German government released figures today showing that Berlin has made €2.9 billion in interest payments on Greek bonds since 2010.

Jun 21 13:22

Circle closed: Merkel, Macron want EU border states to deal with refugees after quota system failure

With no end in sight to the EU refugee crisis, Berlin and Paris look to put the burden of dealing with asylum seekers on the countries where they first register. The seeming return to ‘old rules’ is poised to split Europe further.
During their meeting ahead of the EU summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to “jointly and resolutely tackle” what they euphemistically called “secondary movements inside the EU.” An elusive wording used in the so-called Meseberg Declaration adopted by the two leaders effectively means one thing: Macron and Merkel want all the newly arrived asylum seekers and migrants to stay in the EU countries where they were first registered while their cases are being processed. This would leave the EU southern member states to deal with the new arrivals alone.

Jun 21 10:21

Bavaria rejects Angela Merkel's plan of paying out more money for eurozone

Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder says he does not want German taxpayers to foot the bill for troubled European economies. He suggests the EU should solve the debt crisis first instead.

The move takes aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s agreement with France this week, as the German leader seeks to create a budget for the eurozone to strengthen the economic convergence of the bloc.

“One thing is clear: We need stability in Europe not by always paying out more money but rather through reforms in the respective countries,” Soeder said Thursday. Soeder is a senior figure among Merkel’s conservative Bavarian allies.

“We don’t want a community of debt,” he added. “It can’t be that European finance instruments are developed for example to further save Italian banks. That should be dealt with in Italy. These are things that must be talked about.”

Jun 21 10:21

Merkel: We Need Measures Against Iran's 'Aggressive Tendencies' in Middle East

German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her official visit to Jordan has supported the US stance on Iran, speaking about the country's alleged "aggressive tendencies."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated Thursday, after her talks with Jordanian King Abdullah, that Iran's "aggressive tendencies" should be countered.

At the moment, Merkel is paying an official visit to Jordan, one of Germany's most important trading partners, along with Italy, accompanied by a delegation of German parliamentarians and businesspeople.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About to lose your job over immigration? Shift the debate to Iran, of course!

Jun 21 09:42

INGLORIOUS AMERICANS: Killing German POW During WW2

It has been established that half of US documented accounts of WW2 are embellished as falsified lies, cover-ups to deviate from the truth of the horrific and despicable War Crimes committed by the US Army which makes them no better then the Nazis, Japanese & Russians.

Jun 21 09:37

Allied soldiers 'raped hundreds of thousands of German women' after WW2

Hundreds of thousands of German women were raped by British, American and French soldiers after the end of the Second World War, a German historian has claimed.

In a new book, Professor Miriam Gerhardt, a well-regarded German academic, challenges the established view that Soviet troops were responsible for the vast majority of rape cases in occupied Germany.

“The assumption that Western Allied soldiers would not do such a thing turned out not to be true,” she said, to the broadcaster Deutsche Welle. “In the method and violence of rap there was no different between American GIs and the Red Army, as far as I can see.”

Jun 21 09:33

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen promises US significant defense budget increase

Speaking in Washington, German Defense Minister von der Leyen said Germany is committed to increasing its defense budget. US Defense Secretary Mattis said Germany's spending plan is "on the right track."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There is nothing in man's industry but his greed and his sloth; his heart is in his weapons!" -- George Bernard Shaw

"Once all the Germans were warlike and mean, but that couldn't happen again. We taught them a lesson in 1918, and they've hardly bothered us since then!" -- Tom Lehrer

Jun 21 09:31

Germany's Angela Merkel accused of 'buying' deal on asylum with Emmanuel Macron

Right-wingers in Angela Merkel's coalition have slammed her eurozone budget deal with Emmanuel Macron over asylum policy. The criticism came as she attended a World Refugee Day event with her hardline interior minister.

Jun 21 09:22

Roger Waters plays Munich despite mayor’s effort to stop concert over his support for BDS

“I believe all people, all of us, all of our brothers and sisters, all of our fragile globe, whatever their ethnicity or religion or nationality, deserve the same basic human rights under the law,” Roger Waters told the crowd at a Munich concert last week.

Waters performed in Munich following a campaign to cancel his concert backed by the city’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, who accused Waters of anti-Semitism. An attorney for Waters asked Reiter to retract his statement, according to the Jerusalem Post, and Waters addressed the row himself from the stage at Munich’s Olympic Hall and later posted to social media. The musician explained that the mayor was championing a petition that alleged Waters is anti-Semitic because he endorses the Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.

Jun 21 09:10

Bavaria Party Leader Says Region Needs Independence Amid Migrant Crisis

The Bavaria Party sees immigration-related divisions in Germany’s ruling coalition as a chance for the party to promote its idea of an independent Bavarian state.

“The conflict between Seehofer’s CSU ([and Merkel’s Grand Coalition]), which is described by federal media as a government crisis is primarily a conflict between Bavaria and Germany,” the Bavarian Party said in a press-release published on Friday.

In an interview with Sputnik, the party chairman, Florian Weber, said that unlimited migration is not in Bavaria’s best interest.

“In the final account, this is a conflict of interest between Berlin and Munich, because Bavaria is where the refugees are coming to in the first place,” Weber said.

Jun 20 08:10

Bavarian allies criticize Merkel’s agreement to eurozone budget

A Bavarian ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized her agreement in principle to a eurozone budget, fueling a conflict over migration. Bavaria’s Christian Social Union party is locked in a dispute with Merkel over its demand to turn back migrants at Germany’s borders. Merkel discussed migration on Tuesday at a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, and the two leaders also advocated a eurozone budget of unspecified size that they hope will boost investment. Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder was quoted as saying on Wednesday: “We cannot launch extra shadow budgets now or try to weaken the stability of the currency.” He cautioned Merkel against making financial concessions to win cooperation on migration, AP said.

Jun 20 07:54

Germans Doubt Merkel's Ability to Find Migration Solution in 2 Weeks - Poll

Over 70% of German citizens distrust that Chancellor Angela Merkel will find an appropriate solution to the migration in two weeks, a deadline given by the CSU, the Bavarian sister party of Merkel's CDU on June 18 to mitigate the migration policy dispute, a fresh poll said.

According to the poll conducted by the Civey sociological institute for the newspaper Die Welt, 74.7 percent of the respondents are pessimistic about Merkel's handling of the migration issue, while only 18.1 percent believe in a positive outcome. Some 7 percent were unable to provide an answer, according to the poll.

The poll was conducted on June 18-19 among 5,038 people.

Jun 20 07:48

France and Germany agree to set up eurozone budget

France and Germany have agreed to set up a common budget for the eurozone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, announcing a key reform proposal to bolster the bloc.

The sum will be a "real budget with annual revenues and spending," said French President Emmanuel Macron after talks with the German leader, adding that Paris and Berlin hoped to have it in place by 2021.

Macron would not be drawn into giving a figure for the budget, saying that its size would be discussed with other members of the bloc.

How it would be funded was also up for discussion with other eurozone members, said Merkel, suggesting that it could involve regular transfers made by individual countries or a tax on financial transactions.

Jun 20 07:46

EU sacrifices Italy and Greece to save Merkel: France and Germany push to return asylum seekers to nation where they arrive as Chancellor faces coalition revolt over migrant crisis

France and Germany are pushing to return asylum seekers to the EU country where they arrived - as German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a coalition revolt over the migrant crisis.

On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said France and Germany are seeking deals with frontline states in Europe's migration crisis to return asylum seekers to the EU country where they were first registered, usually their point of arrival.

'France and Germany will ensure that those who are registered in a Schengen zone country can be taken back as quickly as possible to the country where they have been registered,' he said, vowing to achieve this through bilateral and multinational agreements.

Jun 19 13:23

Iraqi murderer of German teen girl bragged: Everything is for free here, no working and a salary from the state

The murderer of the German teen girl Susanna, bragged about Germany to his relatives in Iraq. He and his family would not have to work and they would get a salary from the state, MMnews reports.

During their stay in Germany for several years, Ali B. and his family apparently raved about the conditions in this country to relatives in northern Iraq. “They said that they are doing well in Germany,” says a cousin of Ali B. from the Iraqi Kurdish region.

“They would not have to work hard, they would take care of them and they would get a salary from the state,” relatives said.

Jun 19 10:33

Almost 1,000 People Injured, Killed in Terrorist Attacks By Refugees

Nearly 1,000 people were injured or killed in terrorist attacks involving refugees over a four-year span, with Germany facing the highest number of terror plots, according to a new Heritage Foundation report published Monday.

Data collected from the 194 terrorist plots detected across Europe between January 2014 and December 2017 point to a more than one-in-three chance that Germany will be the country targeted in future terror schemes, with civilians being the primary bullseye.

Though only 32, or 16 percent, of those terrorist plots involved refugees or asylum seekers, 41 percent of all plots occurred in Germany. France was the second most targeted country, with Belgium and the United Kingdom trailing closely behind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these numbers are correct.... YIKES!!

I can absolutely see why there is a crisis in leadership, which may well have Angela Merkel out of office, and soon.

Jun 19 08:45

AfD's Alexander Gauland - Germany is abolishing itself Bundestag English Subtitles Rede speech

Jun 19 08:39

Angela Merkel promises to support Italy on migration after Giuseppe Conte meeting in Berlin

The German chancellor says she wants to work with Italy to reduce the number of refugees entering the European Union. Merkel is facing a rebellion inside her governing conservative alliance over migration.

Jun 19 08:37

Merkel faces worst crisis in 13 years, economist says

Jun 19 08:34

Artists boycott Germany’s Ruhrtriennale for banning Palestinian rights

Rock legend Roger Waters has voiced support for Young Fathers after the group was banned from a German music festival for backing Palestinian rights.

This comes as other artists are expressing their solidarity with Young Fathers by pulling out of the Ruhrtriennale festival, which is sponsored by the government of North Rhine-Westphalia state.

And in the face of continued repression, activists and academics in France are escalating their protests against their government’s complicity in Israel’s massacres of Palestinians.

“First respect to the Young Fathers,” Waters tweeted, and asked why Ruhtriennale had decided to “distance itself in all forms from the BDS movement?”

Jun 19 07:59

Germany is in turmoil since 2015 and it has a name - Angela Merkel, ex-OSCE VP Willy Wimmer tells RT

Chancellor Angela Merkel's September 2015 decision to open borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees was a blow to Germany's internal order and to the European security, former OSCE Assembly vice-head Willy Wimmer told RT.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing one of the toughest tests yet of her leadership as a rift over refugee policies threatens to derail her coalition government.

The dispute has put Merkel on a collision course with her Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, a key coalition figure, who has been quoted as saying he can no longer work with her.

Seehofer previously unveiled a new strategy called the 'Migration Masterplan' which would allow German authorities to turn back refugees at its borders if they have already applied for asylum in other EU countries.

Jun 19 07:58

‘We don’t want European-style immigration here’: Trump slams Merkel’s policy

Amid a national furor over his immigration policy, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for stronger border laws, citing Germany’s ‘open-door’ migration policy as a “big mistake.”

“Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws?,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?”

Trump has regularly called for Democrats to support his proposed tough immigration laws, including funding a 2,000-mile long wall on the US’ southern border with Mexico. The president is currently planning on meeting House Republicans on Tuesday to weigh up two proposed pieces of immigration legislation, one ‘moderate’ and one more hard-right.

Jun 18 09:18

German MEP reveals 'Bavarian revolt' could STOP EU's Brexit bullying amid threat to Merkel

THE Christian Social Union (CSU) in Germany may use Angela Merkel's imminent collapse to push for a softer approach to Brexit and block attempts to punish Britain for voting to leave.

Jun 18 09:17

Migrant crisis likely to dominate Macron and Merkel’s meeting on EU as tensions flare

PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron will go to Germany this week for crunch talks with Angela Merkel on eurozone reforms but it is likely that the European Union's migrant challenges will overshadow the meeting.

Jun 18 08:38

Audi CEO Arrested As Diesel-Emissions Scandal Spreads

Munich prosecutors have arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, also a member of parent company Volkswagen's board, on concerns he might try to suppress evidence, in what is the highest-profile arrest of a Volkswagen executive since the diesel emissions scandal exploded into public view nearly three years ago.

The arrest comes a month after Audi admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines could have "software emissions issues," and more than two months after Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller stepped down and was replaced by Herbert Diess, formerly the CEO of the company's core VW unit, according to the BBC.

Jun 18 08:28

US Wise Example: Le Pen Invites French Gov't to Slap Duties on Germany's Exports

Addressing French radio Europe 1’s audience, France’s National Front party (FN) leader Marine Le Pen has suggested that France introduce taxes on German-manufactured goods, thereby referring to Donald Trump’s recently announced economic measures vis-à-vis China.

According to the French politician, the US economic policies should set an example for France, whose external trade deficit with Germany is estimated at over 17 billion euros.

Jun 18 08:22

END OF MERKEL would trigger 'uncontrollable' EU-wide break-up: Europe fears 'nightmare'

THE biggest threat to the EU is the imminent collapse of Angela Merkel's fragile coalition, which would lead to a Europe-wide breakup "in an uncontrollable way" according to a leading left-wing and pro-EU commentator.

Jun 18 08:21

Afghan 'child refugee' goes on trial in Germany for allegedly stabbing to death 15-year-old girl after she ended their relationship, sparking protests over Merkel's immigration policy

A rejected refugee who allegedly stabbed his 15-year-old girlfriend to death in Germany goes on trial today for murder.

Abdul Mobin Dawodzai is accused of stabbing Mia Valentin, 15, seven times in the heart with a 20cm kitchen knife he bought minutes earlier on December 27.

Jun 18 08:20

Merkel gets two weeks to solve migrant crisis: Chancellor faces near-impossible task to get Europe-wide agreement if she is to hold on to power after coalition partners' ultimatum

Angela Merkel has been given just two weeks to find a Europe-wide agreement over the migrant crisis after receiving an ultimatum from her coalition partners.

The German chancellor is battling to hold on to power amid a bitter row with her allies, the Christian Social Union, over immigration.

Jun 18 08:16

'I Can't Work With The Woman': Minister Slams Merkel Amid Refugee Row – Report

The latest words of German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer underscore the growing discord between his party and Merkel's. Seehofer's insistence that Germany must rethink its migrant policy clashes with Merkel's controversial Open Doors policy, threatening the marriage between Germany's two center-right parties as well as the coalition government.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, the leader of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union, has become exasperated with his country's Chancellor, reportedly telling fellow legislators “I can’t work with the woman anymore.”

According to the German newspaper Welt, he repeated his remark twice during a behind-the-scenes meeting with CSU’s cabinet members and the head of its regional group in the Federal Parliament, Alexander Dobrindt. It took place before their conflict with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union over proposing more border control measures escalated.

Jun 17 09:10

Doubted at home, bypassed abroad: is Merkel’s reign nearing a frustrated end?

As the row in her coalition deepens over migration, a once dominant figure is starting to look forlorn

Jun 17 09:09

Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And all over that open borders agenda!

Jun 17 08:59

Merkel Wants to Hold Urgent Summit With EU States on Migration Issues - Reports

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to hold an urgent summit dedicated to the migration crisis and to discuss this issue with a group of the EU member states, local media reported.

The Bild newspaper reported Saturday citing own sources in the leadership of several EU countries that Merkel would like to discuss migration-related issues with leadership of Austria, Greece, and Italy.

According to the media outlet, a final decision about the date of the summit has not been made yet, however it could take place later in the month.

Jun 17 08:59

'Merkel could be out by NEXT WEEK!': German MP claims Chancellor could lose her job as she REFUSES to back down on 'open-door' migrant policy

Angela Merkel could be ousted as Chancellor by next week if she doesn't come up with a plan for the migrant crisis, a German MP claims.

Kai Whittaker, a member of Ms Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, said infighting could weaken the ruling coalition and make her position untenable.

Ms Merkel is at war with her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who wants Germany to send back migrants who have registered in other EU countries.

Jun 16 09:46

Angela Merkel Switches to "Bad Cop" Mode With Trump Amid Trade Row

As the trade dispute between the EU and US over the metal tariffs continues to heat up, the German Chancellor has voiced her discontent over US-based internet commerce giants and promised to take the dispute to a whole new level. Some interpreted her words as a threat of anti-monopoly probes against them.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has alluded to an “exchange” of restrictions with the US and stressed the importance of the auto industry for the European Union, prompting the US President to repeat his dissatisfaction.

"We should think about the strategic significance of the auto industry for the European Union so we can prepare an exchange with the US," Merkel said at an event marking the 70th Anniversary of Germany's post-war establishment of the 'Social Market Economy'.

Jun 16 09:29

Angela Merkel calls for ‘European solution’ on migration

Merkel is currently locked in a stand-off with her party’s Bavarian allies — the Christian Social Union, led by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer — over the government’s migration policy. The parties have sparred for years on the issue, but the fight came to a head Thursday, after Merkel refused to endorse Seehofer’s plan to turn back some refugees at the German border.

Failure to come to a compromise could spell the end of the decades-long alliance between Merkel’s Christian Democrats and the Bavarian party, and bring down her three-month old government.

Jun 16 09:25

German MP: 'Merkel is Chancellor for Refugees, Not for German People'

The murder of a teenage German girl in Wiesbaden by a rejected asylum-seeker is raising a debate in Germany about the country’s refugee policy. Sputnik discussed the incident with Sebastian Munzenmaier, an AfD member of parliament for Mainz, the home city of the slain girl.

Jun 15 08:28

Angela Merkel’s political near-death experience in Bavarian brawl

After years of cautious sparring, Angela Merkel’s standoff with her party’s Bavarian partners over refugee policy escalated into a bare-knuckled brawl on Thursday, threatening both the stability of Germany’s grand coalition and the conservative bloc that has been the bedrock of its political establishment for decades.

Merkel’s refusal to endorse a plan by her Bavarian interior minister to turn back some refugees at the German border set the stage for a showdown that, barring a last-minute compromise, could bring down her government.

Jun 15 07:59

German Police & Medics Have To Fight Off Migrants

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Reportedly this began with the rape of a German girl.

Jun 15 07:44

The End Of Merkel? German Government In Crisis After Coalition Rebellion Over Immigration

Europe has another political crisis on its hands, and this one could be a big one as it is right in the middle of Europe's growth dynamo "ground zero."

As the WSJ reports, a rebellion over immigration in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc is threatening the stability of her fragile coalition. Merkel’s weekend decision to veto a plan by her interior minister aimed at controlling and reducing illegal migration, and the minister’s refusal to back down, has already shattered an uneasy truce between conservative backers and opponents of her liberal asylum policy, just months after a tenuous coalition government was formed.

Jun 14 09:28

WHEN WILL THE GERMANS EVER LEARN?

In a recent survey, 16 percent of the population—about 13 million people—declared they didn’t like Jews, to say the least. About 70 percent of the respondents further stated that they were strongly against the oppression of Palestinians by Israel.

There’s no surprise here, if we know, for example, that two Muslim rappers—Kollegah and Farid Bang—recently won the Echo award, a sort of “Oscar” for the country’s most popular artists. The two, who always perform in front of sold-out crowds, often ridicule Holocaust survivors and their songs are littered with anti-Semitic expressions. After their win stirred a public row, the prize was cancelled, but the committee that delivers the award found no fault in their selection.

Jun 14 09:26

German festival cancels Young Fathers for supporting Palestinian rights

Young Fathers is standing firm despite how a German festival canceled a scheduled show by the award-winning band because it refused to renounce support for Palestinian rights.

Palestinians are now calling for a boycott of the Ruhrtriennale festival.

“Regrettably, Young Fathers will not appear at Ruhrtriennale festival this year as the organizers have decided to cancel our show due to our views opposing the current Israeli government’s grave violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people and our support of the nonviolent and anti-racist human rights movement, boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS),” the Scotland-based band announced on Wednesday.

“We feel it is a wrong and deeply unfair decision by the festival to take this stance and to also ask us to distance ourselves from our human rights principles in order for the appearance to go ahead,” Young Fathers added.

Jun 12 23:14

G-6? 7? 8? How About the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight?

I have to say that as much as I don’t like the direction Trump’s foreign policy has gone, there are still plenty of moments of unbridled joy in watching the man work a crowd.

His suggestion of allowing Russia back into the G-7 is one of those moments. Trump has a nearly preternatural way of getting under the skin of his opponents. And this stink bomb was one of them.

It highlighted the divide between the G-7, one of the most important tools of control by the globalists, and Trump.

Jun 12 08:43

Germany: New Migration 'Master Plan' Sparks Discord in Merkel's Coalition

Facing a growing right-wing challenge amid the current migrant crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their center-left coalition partners - the Social Democrats – are looking for ways to tackle the thorny issue.

A 63-point plan on migration and asylum rules by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, expected to be unveiled on Tuesday, has been put on hold after it apparently failed to get the green light from Chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to the daily newspaper Bild, Angela Merkel has objected to plans to turn back asylum seekers at Germany's borders who have already been registered and fingerprinted in another EU country.

Jun 12 07:50

END OF NATO? GERMANY, FRANCE AGREE TO CREATE EUROPEAN ARMY

Both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have presented plans to reform the European Union. While there are many aspects that the two leaders agree, there are also some fundamental differences. Most significant of these is the agreement to create a European Army, the creation of an EU Monetary Fund, and a clamp down on immigration. FRN’s parent organization, CSS, has long forecasted the eventuality of European Army which would make NATO a redundant relic of an Atlanticist past.

Jun 11 12:01

German Officials Admit "Still No Evidence" From UK That Russia Poisoned Skripals

It seems notably fortuitous that the world is now distracted with the ongoing actions surrounding President Trump - whether in Quebec tweet-slamming PM Trudeau, or in Singapore ahead of his historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

We say 'fortuitous' since it offers UK PM Theresa May some breathing room as her dramatic, quickly determined, and globally propagandized claims that Russia was the culprit for the poisoning of the Russian ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter; remain entirely unsubstantiated by any proof.

Jun 11 10:08

German Media Has Lost Its Grip on Reality - Analyst

Leading German-language media outlets are creating their own conception of the world, indoctrinating themselves and thereby losing their grip on reality.

It is clearly demonstrated by their coverage of Russia-related issues, Ulrike Reisner, a political analyst with "Creative Diplomacy" (PICREADI), said in her analysis of the latest interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF).

In the run-up to his June 5 visit to Vienna, Putin gave an interview to ORF host Armin Wolf. The latter repeatedly interrupted the president, which ultimately led to Putin at one point asking the interviewer to be patient and let him finish before asking any further questions, quickly switching to German to convey his message.

Jun 11 10:05

Poland Wants An American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!

For years American officials have variously demanded, urged, and begged European governments to increase military outlays. For years the Europeans have instead reduced their spending, manpower, and procurement. There has been a slight uptick in their defense efforts under President Donald Trump, but most NATO members, including large and important nations such as Germany, Italy, and Spain, aren’t coming close to meeting the official standard of spending 2 percent of their GDPs on defense.

Now Poland, which fell just short of that level last year, is requesting that Washington establish a permanent base and garrison. Warsaw says it will kick in a couple billion dollars, while Washington can pick up the change on its way to confronting nuclear-armed Russia in a crisis.

Jun 11 10:02

“I Was a Teenage Faust”: How the German Managerial Class Sold Its Soul to Multi-Culturalism

Germany will be over one-quarter Islamic by 2060, if not sooner, and native Germans are already a minority in Frankfurt. Germans now have one of the lowest birthrates in all of Europe, with over 40% of university-educated women childless, and nearly 40% of children under five are the offspring of foreign nationals. Germans, like the rest of Europe, have simply stopped having children. Measured by the “net reproduction rate,” the generation currently at reproductive ages in cousin country Austria will numerically reduce itself by 70%, per Austria.org; many other European nations have similar projections. As the Irish Times succinctly puts it: “Despite Europe’s wonderful heritage, the continent is losing faith in itself, and birth rates have collapsed.”

Jun 11 09:52

Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis: "Failure of the State"

The rape and murder of a 14-year-old Jewish girl by a failed Iraqi asylum seeker has cast a renewed spotlight on Germany's migrant rape crisis, which has continued unabated for years amid official complicity and public apathy.

Thousands of women and children have been raped or sexually assaulted in Germany since Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed into the country more than one million mostly male migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The latest crime, entirely preventable, is uniquely reprehensible in that it highlights in one act the many insidious consequences of Germany's open-door migration policy — including the failure to vet those allowed into the country and the practice of releasing migrant criminals back onto German streets instead of incarcerating or deporting them.

Jun 10 09:11

Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over.

Jun 10 08:59

Trump snubs May for SECOND time by saying he gets on well with Macron and Trudeau but failing to mention her - as photo of the President in stand-off with G7 leaders goes viral

Donald Trump was accused of snubbing Theresa May for the second time in 48 hours yesterday, as he charged other nations, including Britain, with ‘robbing’ the US.

The US President’s latest rebuff to the Prime Minister came when he failed to mention her name as he left the G7 summit after a blazing trade row with fellow world leaders.

Denying claims of a rift, Mr Trump said he got on well with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau – but omitted to mention Mrs May.

It came a day after he refused to grant her a one-to-one meeting during the two-day event in Canada, and after Mrs May had arrived at the summit to reports that Mr Trump was tired of her ‘schoolmistress’ tone.

Meanwhile, a photo of the US President in a stand-off with Mrs Merkel and other G7 leaders - including Mrs May - at the summit has gone viral.

Jun 09 11:05

State Dept Uses D-Day As Example Of Strong Relations With Germany

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert cited the Allied landings in Normandy as an example of US ties with Germany.

Jun 07 18:11

Israel wants Argentina kicked out of the league

Israel will reportedly travel to Zurich to speak with FIFA in an attempt to get Argentina kicked out of the World Cup (after Argentina refused to play the friendly match)
"Religious discrimination" is the argument they will use.
Note: You mean antisemitism don't you or is it holocau$t!

Jun 07 11:02

'When are You Going to Resign?' Merkel Slammed by AfD in First Parliament Q&A

What was planned to be an attempt to make debates in the Bundestag (Germany's national legislature) great again has left lawmakers unsatisfied with Angela Merkel’s answers and an absence of discussion, as questions were raised about the recent refugee bribe scandal, migration crisis and her resignation.

Germany’s first "Chancellor's Question Time" in the country’s parliament, the Bundestag, has brought Angela Merkel under cross-questioning from both her coalition partners and opposition parties. Over the course of 65 minutes, the Chancellor methodically answered 32 questions in front of her fellow lawmakers, allotting 60 seconds for the questions and 60 seconds for answers, without follow-up questions.

Jun 07 10:42

Berlin still has ‘no evidence’ from UK that Moscow is behind Skripal poisoning – reports

The German government has zero evidence from the British authorities that could back London’s claims that Moscow was behind the poisoning of the Skripals, German media reports.

Jun 06 14:33

The disturbing truth about the UK's special relationship with Israel

Britain has a special relationship with Israel that is little recognised in the mainstream media but unmissable in light of the killings in Gaza. With more than 110 protesters dead, Britain is in effect defending Israeli actions. The British government has not, as far as I have seen, actually condemned Israel for the killings.

Jun 05 10:51

‘Germany MUST have last word’ Macron SWEPT AWAY by ruthless Merkel in EU clash

ANGELA Merkel has issued a devastating criticism of Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious dreams of Eurozone reform, according to an analysis of an interview the German leader has given.

Mrs Merkel’s refusal to get on board with Macron’s reforms comes at a time when there is renewed concern over the future of the bloc because of political issues in Spain and Italy.

The German Chancellor revealed she wants to keep changes to a minimum and maintain surveillance over spending, ban systems and debt resolution.

She told newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung: “Solidarity among euro partners should never lead to a debt union, but must come in the form of help towards self help.”

Jun 04 09:57

German AfD Chief Slammed Over 'Hitler is Bird's Sh*t on German History' Comment

This is not the first time the right-wing party's leader suggests Germany should "move on" and not "stick to the past." He has previously urged people to be proud of the achievements of German soldiers during the two world wars.

The head of the German right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD), Alexander Gauland, has landed in hot water after calling the rule of Hitler and the National-Socialistic party a "piece of bird sh*t" on German history during a speech in front of the youth wing of the party.

"We have a glorious history and it, my dear friends, lasts longer than those goddamn twelve years," Gauland said.

Jun 04 09:56

Netanyahu to Discuss Mideast With Merkel on Monday Amid Tensions With Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Monday to discuss the situation in the Middle East amid escalating tensions between Tel Aviv and Tehran.

The talks will revolve around Iran’s presence in Syria which concerns Israel as the latter carried out a major strike on dozens of Iranian targets in May in response to alleged attacks on its positions in the Golan Heights.

Merkel and Netanyahu will also discuss bilateral ties and host a press conference after the talks.

May 31 18:09

AfD wants Merkel's refugee policy probed in parliament

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is pushing for a parliamentary inquiry into Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant policy. It comes amid reports of asylum fraud at migration offices across the country.

The party filed the motion for the inquiry, which would require 25 percent support of lawmakers, on Thursday. AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland said it would rally other parties for their support.

The probe should include the years starting with 2014 and particular point of interest would be the question on what precautions the German government had taken to deal with the migration influx. AfD also wants to know what “legal grounds” allowed Merkel and Co to let refugees in.

May 31 09:08

German police: 1 dead, 2 injured in knife attack on train

Police say one man has been killed and two people injured in a knife attack on a train in the northern German city of Flensburg.

Federal police said in a statement the incident took place Wednesday at around 7 p.m. local time.

They said the details of the attack were not clear yet, but that one of the injured was a 22-year-old female police officer. The statement said she appeared to have used her pistol, suggesting she may have killed the man.

German daily Bild reported that following a dispute, one man attacked another man with a knife and then a police officer who was called to intervene.

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It's not the guns, it's the people.

May 31 09:04

Bye-Bye Benz: Trump Planning Ban On Luxury German Autos

Having cornered his European allies over the Iran sanctions, and tightened his grip on the EU economy over metals tariffs, an exclusive report by German magazine WirtschaftsWoche claims that President Trump is taking direct aim at Merkel and is preparing to impose a total ban on German luxury carmakers from the U.S. market.

May 29 14:06

West’s failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre

Jonathan Cook says the West’s failure to punish Israel for its massacre in Gaza – “in fact, the reverse: visible rewards with a relocated US embassy and the chance to host the Eurovision Song Contest” – will lead to future massacres. >>

May 29 13:52

Live: AfD march and counter-protest take place in Berlin

Antifa threatens to destroy Berlin "to make it pay for allowing right-wing protest"

May 29 11:07

Growing Pressure On Merkel To Normalize Ties With Russia

Several politicians from the ruling party in Germany advocated the immediate abolition of anti-Russian sanctions. The pressure on Angela Merkel is growing not only from the Social Democrats (SPD), but also from her own faction (CDU), and her “Bavarian sister” (the CSU).

In Europe, the number of supporters of restoring relations with Russia is growing. Their voices are getting louder. They are now talking about normalizing relations with our country not only in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, but also in the countries of Western Europe.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz openly supports the lifting of sanctions against Russia, saying today that the United States is “unreliable” for Europe. In Italy, the parliamentary elections were won by parties that set similar goals for the future government.

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