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  • Balkan Land Swap May Solve Current Leader’s Problems, But Could Start WWIII

    09/17/2018 5:05:50 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 4 replies ^ | 9/17/18 | L Todd Wood
    It seems the political leaders in and around the Balkans have a plan to swap land between Kosovo and Serbia, and potentially solve the most serious of Balkan problems. Although tensions have eased somewhat between the two formerly warring parties, many issues remain unresolved. Chief among them are the Serbian enclaves in northern Kosovo. On a recent trip to Albania, Tsarizm spoke with multiple experts and analysts in the region. For its part, the Trump administration has essentially outsourced diplomacy in the region to Alex Soros, backed by his father of course, George Soros, unaware of possible pending ‘troubles’. We...
  • Poland ‘Worried’ About EU Vote To Censure Hungary

    09/15/2018 3:32:23 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies ^ | 9/15/18 | L Todd Wood
    The Central European nation of Poland has expressed ‘worry’ over the EU Parliament’s decision to move forward in legal action against Poland’s fellow Visegrad member, Hungary, over what Brussels says is a ‘systematic threat’ to the European Union. In reality, it seems the EU is worried that these nations standing up for their own security and Christian culture could lead to a further split from the culturally Marxist edicts coming from Western European capitals. Poland on Wednesday said it was very worried by the European Parliament’s rare decision to launch a procedure against Hungary for posing a “systemic threat” to...
  • Populist Wave Must Change EU Tyranny

    09/13/2018 6:31:09 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies ^ | 9/13/18 | L Todd Wood
    In 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel famously confronted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and demanded he “fix” anti-immigrant posts showing up on his social media network. “Are you working on this?” Ms. Merkel asked. “Yeah,” Mr. Zuckerberg reportedly responded before the transmission was disrupted. It’s hard to think of a more damaging display of elitism caught on tape. Keenly aware of the power of social media and the effect it can have on political movements, Chancellor Merkel felt no compunction asking Mr. Zuckerberg to censor free speech so she could stay in power.
  • A Left-Wing Regime, But a Tough Immigration Policy in South Korea

    09/13/2018 1:11:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    South Korean president Moon Jae In has raised government spending...and implemented a traditional left wing economic program. Yet Moon marries left-wing economics with the social conservatism that is still de rigueur in South Korea. During the country’s presidential campaign last year, he came out against gay soldiers and even went to so far as to state that he “ opposes” homosexuality in general. And unlike other left-wing leaders across the globe, Moon evinces hostility to immigration. For the past two months, the picturesque, subtropical South Korean island of Jeju has been home to a bizarre migration crisis. Jeju is a...
  • EU Copyright Directive Passed: Is This How It Ends?

    09/12/2018 5:11:31 PM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    Computing Forever ^ | September 12, 2018 | Dave Cullen
    The EU declares war on the World Wide Web. An explanation of Article 13 and what it portends for the future of the Internet.
  • ‘Catastrophic’: EU Passes Copyright Directive Including Internet ‘Link Tax’ and ‘Upload Filter’

    09/12/2018 2:38:01 PM PDT · by PFW · 32 replies
    The European Parliment has passed a controversial copyright directive that contains provisions which force tech giants to install content filters and sets in place a potential tax on hyperlinking. The bill was passed in a final vote of 438 – 226 and will need to be implemented by individual EU member states. Critics of the directive have been laser-focused on two key provisions: Articles 11 and 13, which they have dubbed the “link tax” and “upload filter.” "The most important parts of this are Articles 11 and 13. Article 11 is intended to give publishers and papers a way to...
  • Poland Calls The EU ‘Imaginary’ And Has Little Relevance Today

    09/12/2018 2:23:35 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 12 replies ^ | 9/12/18 | L Todd Wood
    Polish President Andrzej Duda today declared that the European Union, of which Poland is a member, is ‘imaginary’ and has relevance to the Polish people today. Andrzej Duda is aligned with the ruling Law and Justice party, which has been in conflict with the EU over an overhaul of the Polish judicial system which Brussels sees as violating the rule of law.
  • 'Join the BREXIT CLUB!' Nigel Farage urges Hungary's Orban to follow Britain OUT of EU

    09/12/2018 9:23:57 AM PDT · by aspasia · 14 replies
    Express ^ | 8/11/2018 | Laura Mowat
    Mr Farage spoke highly about the country’s leader Viktor Orban and urged him to not stand to be lectured by the EU but instead follow the UK’s lead and simply leave the bloc. The comments come a day before MEPs are set to vote on whether to trigger Article 7, which is an EU law drafted to ensure respect for democracy and the rule of law as they are worried Hungary is becoming a dictatorship. Mr Orban has said that triggering Article 7 would be an “abuse of power” of the EU. Brussels is concerned with Mr Orban's attitude towards...
  • EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

    09/12/2018 9:19:04 AM PDT · by aspasia · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/12/2018 | BBC
    The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law - charges which he denies.
  • EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

    09/12/2018 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | September 12, 2018 | no attribution
    The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law - charges which he denies. More than two-thirds of MEPs backed the censure motion - the first such vote against a member state under EU rules. If also approved by national leaders, Hungary could face punitive measures. The ultimate sanction, the suspension of Hungary's voting rights, is unlikely as Poland is likely to veto any such move
  • EU Copyright Directive Passed: Is This How It Ends? [End of fair use / Link taxes ]

    09/12/2018 7:50:46 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    Computing Forever via YouTube ^ | 9/12/2018 | Computing Forever
    Video at link.
  • Swedish election: PM says voting for anti-immigration SD is 'dangerous'

    09/08/2018 10:55:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC Staff
    Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has begun the final day of the general election campaign by warning about extremism and fascism. Neither his centre-left Social Democrats nor the main centre-right party is likely to win a majority. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) is expected to win around 20% of the vote, becoming the second biggest party in parliament. Mr Lofven said an SD vote was "dangerous" and "counterproductive". He said it was "like trying to quench fire with alcohol", according to the Omni news site. Immigration has been a central issue of the election campaigns. The nationalist SD doubled its...
  • Europe's Identity At Stake in upcoming European Parliament elections

    09/07/2018 9:30:54 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | Sep 6, 2018
    In Magyar Idők, Zoltán Kottász contends that the 2019 European Parliament election campaign will be the first EP election in which real European issues will dominate. While in the past, EP elections in all member states were determined by domestic issues, in 2019, EU voters will decide about the future and identity of Europe, the pro-government commentator suspects. Kottász predicts that the campaign will be fought between what he calls ‘globalist multculturalist parties’ led by French President Macron, and ‘forces which champion national sovereignty’ that oppose migration. Kottász thinks that PM Orbán’s anti-multiculturalist and anti-immigration vision are becoming increasingly popular...
  • French foreign minister: We no longer want to pay for Poland and Hungary

    09/06/2018 8:35:29 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    Euractiv ^ | A. Kondzińska, B.T. Wieliński and T. Bieleck
    France does not want to finance a populist Europe, the country’s foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has indicated, just as the fight over the EU’s new long-term budget begins in earnest. These strong words were said in Paris on Wednesday during the annual conference of French ambassadors, a meeting at which the French head of diplomacy officially indicates the most important directions of the country’s foreign policy. 71-year-old Le Drian, who after the victory of French President Emmanuel Macron took the helm of French diplomacy, said that France and Germany intend to work out a common position on migration before...
  • EU Says It Is Open to More U.S. Beef Imports

    09/03/2018 6:23:11 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/03/2018 | Valentina Pop
    Currently, Argentina uses up more than half of the 45,000 metric tons of high-end beef the EU can import yearly at a zero tariff rate. The U.S. and Canada had exported a total of 2,351.37 tons to the European Union this year by the end of July, according to the commission, the EU’s executive arm. That marks a considerable increase compared with the previous two years, when the U.S. and Canada combined exported fewer than 500 tons a year. The negotiations would discuss earmarking as much as 35,000 tons of that quota for U.S. producers, according to an EU diplomat...
  • Battle of Britain mastermind Sir Hugh Dowding's warning of how EU posed a 'terrible menace' (TR)

    09/03/2018 11:35:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/03/2018 | Martin Robinson
    The war hero who masterminded victory in the Battle of Britain later warned of a new 'terrible menace' the country faced before the UK joined the EU, it was revealed today. RAF supremo Sir Hugh Dowding claimed in 1961 that 'all the unemployables' of Europe would 'invade' Britain if the country were to join the then European Economic Community. Sir Hugh, nicknamed 'Stuffy' by pilots because he was so aloof, added that in doing so, the newly-formed organisation would 'succeed where Hitler failed'
  • Czech Prime Minister Says Migration Threat To European Civilization…Has To Be Stopped

    09/03/2018 11:04:21 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 29 replies ^ | 9/3/18 | L Todd Wood
    In an appearance on Czech National television, Prime Minister Andrej Babis declared that migration from North Africa and the Middle East is a ‘threat to European civilization. He suggested focusing on Libya, where there is not a stable, central government, to stem the flow. “We do not want to live in Africa,” he proclaimed. “We must stop illegal migration. Here’s a mafia who only deals with people and oil. The operation can only be successful if we make an agreement with Libya,” reported “It’s a struggle to keep it here. We do not want to live here in Africa...
  • EU Mulls Ending Daylight Saving Time — Should The US?

    09/02/2018 9:15:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Will “spring forward, fall back” shortly become an anachronism in Europe? The EU asked its citizens what they thought of daylight saving time after several member states objected to the mandatory imposition of the time change. In a six-week response period, 84% of those commenting wanted to see it relegated to the past — and they may get their wish: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he will bring forward proposals to scrap daylight saving time across the 28-nation European Union.It follows a six-week E.U.-wide public consultation on scrapping the practice. Preliminary results from the survey reveal...
  • Attacks from America: NSA Spied on European Union Offices

    06/30/2013 7:24:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 – 11:21 PM | By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Fidelius Schmid and Holger Stark
    America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European Union with its spying activities. According to SPIEGEL information, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network. Cyber attacks were also perpetrated against Brussels in New York and Washington. Information obtained by SPIEGEL shows that America's National Security Agency (NSA) not only conducted online surveillance of European citizens, but also appears to have specifically targeted buildings housing European Union institutions. The information appears in secret documents obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden that SPIEGEL has in part seen. A "top secret" 2010 document describes how the...
  • Macron says Brexit cannot divide EU, criticizes Trump's isolationism

    08/27/2018 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 27, 2018 6:57 AM | Michel Rose, Richard Lough
    President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said preserving European Union unity was more important than forging a close relationship with post-Brexit Britain, and hit out at what he called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “aggressive” isolationism. As pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May to agree terms for Britain’s divorce from the EU and the shape of their future trade relationship, Macron showed no sign of breaking ranks with other EU capitals. “France wants to maintain a strong, special relationship with London but not if the cost is the European Union’s unraveling,” he told a gathering of French ambassadors. Brexit, Macron said,...