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  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

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

    01/10/2019 8:05:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2019
    Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Austrian police said that a 16-year-old boy from Australia was killed in an avalanche in St. Anton am Arlberg as he was skiing with his family on Wednesday. In neighboring Slovakia, the mountain rescue service said a 37-year-old Slovak man was killed by an avalanche in the Mala Fatra mountains. That brought to at least 16 the number of weather-related deaths reported...
  • Beavers are back in Italy after an absence of nearly 500 years as big mammals rebound in Europe

    12/30/2018 7:38:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 82 replies
    the Telegraph ^ | 12-30-18 | Nick Squires
    fter an absence from Italy of nearly 500 years, beavers are back. The species, which was once widespread across Europe, has been spotted in Italy’s northerly region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The animals are believed to have wandered over the border from neighbouring Austria or possibly Slovenia. An adult beaver was filmed by a camera trap in a forest near Tarvisio, a town that lies in the triangle where Italy, Austria and Slovenia converge. “The reason beavers disappeared from Italy is simple – for hundreds of years they were trapped for their fur and also prized for their meat,” Paolo Molinari,...
  • Germany's military is drawing up plans to recruit nationals from other European countries

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

    12/27/2018 8:38:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.26.2018 | es/kms (AFP, epd)
    Lawmakers from Germany’s grand coalition government said on Wednesday that they were considering introducing a “mosque tax” for German Muslims, similar to the church taxes that German Christians pay. Thorsten Frei, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) told Die Welt daily that a mosque tax was “an important step” that would allow “Islam in Germany to emancipate itself from foreign states.” In Germany, church taxes are collected from practicing Catholics and Protestants in order to fund church activities. They are collected by the state and then transferred to religious authorities. In the absence of a similar tax,...
  • Austria to automatically deny asylum to migrants who arrive in Europe with the help of smugglers

    12/22/2018 2:19:27 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 16 replies
    Austria is cracking down on human trafficking. With plans to deny asylum to ALL migrants who attempt to enter the country using human traffickers. As well, recent measures is a plan to seize migrants’ cash when they arrive in country and using that money towards their initial care. Kickl, of the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) is hopeful that Austrian laws will soon be adopted accordingly to make his plans, based upon the idea that it isn’t fair that only those who can afford the expensive services of human traffickers have more chances of asylum than others, possible. Austria’s...
  • Poland and Hungary Block ‘LGBTIQ Rights’ From Being Enshrined in EU Legislation

    12/16/2018 6:51:00 AM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/12/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    BRUSSELS, December 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Poland and Hungary blocked the inclusion of “LGBTIQ” rights in a common European Union statement. Last week representatives from Poland and Hungary annoyed other European Union (EU) member states by vetoing the inclusion of the “LGBTIQ” acronym in a joint statement by employment and social affairs ministers meant to promote “gender equity in the digital era.” LGBTIQ is a reference to people who derive their identity from lesbianism, homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, intersexuality, or an experimental “questioning” approach to sexuality. The European employment and social affairs ministers collectively form the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health...
  • Tesla Model 3 In Europe Will Come With A CCS Charging Port [EU standard]

    12/09/2018 12:38:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | November 14th, 2018 | Steve Hanley
    On November 14, Tesla officially unveiled its Model 3 sedan in Europe and began inviting customers on the Old Continent to place their orders for the most affordable vehicle in the company's lineup of all electric cars... left-hand-drive versions of the Model 3 are expected to be available in Europe in the first half of 2019 with right-hand-drive versions coming available in the second half of next year. That's good news, but what is really exciting for many living there is that those European-spec Model 3s will come equipped with a CCS charging port, giving Model 3 drivers many more...
  • Austrian Chancellor Kurz: Europe’s Attitude to Migration ‘Changed’ Since 2015

    11/26/2018 3:04:56 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 22, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Conservative Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has claimed that Europeans’ attitude toward mass migration has vastly changed since 2015 with advocates for demographic replacement having gone quiet. Chancellor Kurz made the comments this week on a visit to Switzerland where he met with the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset. According to Kurz, “There are a lot of things that have changed,” and he noted the European Union’s recent drive to secure the Mediterranean border, broadcaster Radio Télévision Suisse reports. “A lot of people who said that (the migration of 2015), it is beneficial for Europe, it is necessary for...
  • Hungary: Thousands rally for George Soros-founded Central European University

    11/25/2018 6:02:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.24.2018 | amp/cmk (Reuters, AFP, dpa)
    Thousands of people have protested in Budapest in support of a university founded by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros that plans to leave the country amid strong pressure from Hungary’s right-wing government. Students from Central European University (CEU) and other universities including ELTE and Corvinus attended the rally in front of the Hungarian parliament. Protesters voiced support for CEU, which said in October that it would start admitting students to a new campus in Vienna if the government did not acknowledge its legal status by December 1. The government has rejected CEU’s claim that it complies with a controversial law requiring...
  • Berlin man, 95, charged over 36,000 deaths in Nazi camp

    11/23/2018 11:36:52 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 57 replies
    France 24 ^ | 23 Nov 2018 | Agence France Presse
    German prosecutors on Friday charged a 95-year-old man with more than 36,000 counts of accessory to murder over his alleged time as a Nazi concentration camp guard during World War II. The allegations against the accused, identified only as Hans H., concern atrocities committed at the Mauthausen camp in Austria. Hans H. is believed to have belonged to the SS-Totenkopfsturmbann (Death's Head Battalion) between summer 1944 and spring 1945 at Mauthausen, part of the Nazis' vast network of concentration camps. Prosecutors argue that by working as a guard at the site, the accused contributed to tens of thousands of prisoner...
  • More and More Countries Are Rejecting UN’s Migration Package

    11/22/2018 5:01:24 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 11-22-2018
    The United States and Hungary were the first countries to reject the UN’s migration pact. However, many countries have since followed in their footsteps. The pact is primarily criticized because it doesn’t differentiate between legal and illegal migration. Hungarian officials claim it harms sovereignty and legitimizes illegal migration. Austria is the first country to follow Hungary’s example. Concerning the UN package, Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said that Austria disagreed with 17 out of the 23 points. Austria would vote against the package to prevent “bad development,” he said, adding that the line between legal and illegal migration must not be removed....
  • Austrian Chancellor Kurz: We Can't Undo History, but We Can Do Justice to Our History

    11/22/2018 5:30:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jeremy Sharon, Sara Rubenstein
    Detailed proposals and recommendations for combating antisemitism in Europe were presented on Wednesday at a conference in Vienna arranged by the Federal Chancellery of Austria led by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. The recommendations, called the “Catalogue of Policies to Combat Antisemitism,” were drawn up by the European Jewish Congress with the assistance of academics from universities in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York. “Antisemitism and anti-Zionism are getting blurred, but they are two sides of the same coin,” Kurz said during his opening address at the high level conference, titled “Europe beyond antisemitism and anti-Zionism – securing Jewish life in...
  • A New Form of Censorship is Spooking Through Europe

    11/20/2018 7:10:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Nov, 2018 | Ralph Schöllhammer, Baron Bodissey
    Much has been reported in the past few days on the decision by the European Court of Human Rights that the designation of the Prophet Mohammed as “pedophilic” in the context of a 2009 seminar led by the Austrian Islam-critic Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is not legally covered by the right of free expression of opinion. The waves caused by this decision were detectable even in the USA, where the popular Fox show, “Tucker Carlson” dedicated a full segment to the case. Independent of whether this was a “scandalous decision,” it indicates a disturbing trend: a re-clericalization of public space in which...
  • Estonia is the fifth EU nation leaving the UN migration pact – Prime Minister

    11/18/2018 10:13:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 16 November 2018 | Paul Dijks
    After Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, Estonia has also left the UN migration pact. “In forming the governing coalition, we agreed that we make decisions only by consensus. The government has today failed to reach agreement at the Cabinet meeting on support for the UN migration pact. Therefore, the government will not join the agreement, “wrote Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center Party) on Thursday on Facebook.The comprehensive management of immigration is important for all countries, emphasised Ratas. However, the laws of Estonia are already in line with democratic and European principles. This also applies to the future. For the...
  • EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling: diplomats

    11/14/2018 7:21:03 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 23 replies
    A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.
  • They're Not Waving EU Flags

    11/14/2018 5:26:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 14, 2018 | Bruce Bawer
    A dispatch from Vienna. I've always enjoyed being in German-speaking cities, even though my German isn't what it used to be (and wasn't even much back then), and even though it's hard not to be reminded, now and then, of, well, you know. In Germany, to be sure, they go out of their way to remind you of that unpleasant interval from 1939 to 1945, filling their cities with hideous examples of what you might call the architecture of atonement – brutalist eyesores that we're supposed to perceive as heartfelt proclamations of sincere Holocaust remorse. At the same time, however,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 11/9/2018

    11/09/2018 5:17:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/9/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's been a Friday afternoon stabbing attack in the city center of Melbourne, Australia with one dead and two injured. Police are now saying the attacker was known to police and Australia's intelligence service..... The man who killed 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California late Wednesday night has been identified as Ian David Long. Long, 28, served in the US Marine Corps and was in Afghanistan..... There's been a new rule announced giving President Trump authority to declare migrants entering the US illegally not eligible for asylum...... Election 2018 will continue with the recounts of the US...
  • EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be...

    11/04/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 4, 2018 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    FULL TITLE: EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be created “The Parliament is concerned by the increasing normalisation of fascism, racism and xenophobia and calls on EU states to ban neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups.” The problem with this is that the EU labels as “neo-fascist” and “neo-Nazi” all those who oppose their agenda of mass Muslim migration and want to preserve European states as free societies. “MEPs argue, that there is a legal laxity towards ‘right-wing organisations’ in some member states and that this is one of the reasons behind the...
  • Lord Pearson in Parliament "Can we talk about Islam?" [Tommy Robinson video interview 25:38 min]

    10/24/2018 12:09:41 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 2 replies
    Tommy Robinson via You Tube ^ | March 15, 2018 | Tommy Robinson
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