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  • 'Macron is right': Kasich endorses attack on Trump 'nationalism'

    11/12/2018 6:40:53 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2018 | Victor Morton
    French President Emmanuel Macron’s thinly-veiled shots at President Trump over the weekend won at least one hearty American “oui” — from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Mr. Kasich, a frequent critic of Mr. Trump, took to Twitter to second Mr. Macron’s attack on “nationalism” at a speech Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. “@EmmanuelMacron is right,” Mr. Kasich tweeted, going on to quote what the French leader said in front of Mr. Trump, who has taken much criticism as racist for calling himself a “nationalist.”
  • EU is heading for ‘SERIOUS political crisis’: Ex-France leader issues election warning

    11/12/2018 7:43:51 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 7 replies
    The Express ^ | 2018-1-12 21:00 | ROMINA MCGUINNESS
    FRANCE’S former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has warned the upcoming European Parliament election could be a catalyst for a major political crisis, adding that scapegoating the “extremes” could help them win sympathy votes.
  • EU President: Trump Not ‘Tuned in’ to ‘Strong, United’ Europe, Claims Nationalism a ‘Threat’

    11/12/2018 7:12:28 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    European Council President Donald Tusk has said that the United States is not interested in a “strong, united” Europe and called nationalism a “fundamental threat” to the European Union. The former Prime Minister of Poland turned top Eurocrat made the comments at a speech in his home country on Saturday, the day before Poland celebrated the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state, with Poles taking part in a march through Warsaw on Sunday condemned by the mainstream media as “far-right” nationalism. “For the first time in history we have an American administration which, to put it delicately,...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘Nationalism Is Treason’

    11/11/2018 5:55:04 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-11-2018 | Charlie Spiering
    French President Emmanuel Macron denounced nationalism during an Armistice Day centennial observance in Paris on Sunday. “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason,” Macron said, according to a Euronews translator. Macron spoke in front of world leaders including President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “If we think our interests may only come first and we don’t care for others, it is a treason of our values, a betrayal of all moral values,” he said. “We must remember this.” Macron said that the moral values of France helped them fight for the...
  • Change Brexit course or face 'total surrender,' Boris Johnson warns

    11/11/2018 4:55:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | Nov 11, 2018 | Reuters
    Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson called again on Sunday for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit, accusing her of forcing through a deal to keep the country locked in the EU's customs union in a "total surrender." It was the latest call by Johnson, a key figurehead in Britain's campaign to leave the European Union, for May to drop her so-called Chequers plans in favour of negotiating a clean break with the bloc and securing a free trade deal similar to the one the EU recently sealed with Canada. His comments come days after his...
  • The great schism that could pull the EU apart

    10/30/2018 8:59:41 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies
    New Statesman America ^ | October 17, 2018 | Timothy Less
    A contest is under way for the future of Europe and the battle lines have been drawn. From the east, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, is spearheading a popular revolt against the EU’s ancien régime. And in the west, France’s Emmanuel Macron is leading its defence. Ahead of next year’s European Parliament elections, the Hungarian has thrown down the gauntlet to his rival, who has responded in kind. “If they want to see me as their main opponent, they’re right,” Macron said in August. This is an ideological war about the true nature of Europe. In one camp are the...
  • The EU did NOT defeat the Nazis! [Farage Defends USA]

    10/26/2018 8:06:23 PM PDT · by aspasia · 49 replies
    Express ^ | 10/24/18 | Darren Hunt
    Nigel Farage burst out laughing at Mr Tajani’s speech where the President of the European President suggested the Nazis and the Soviet Union were defeated “thanks to the European Union”.
  • EU Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Including Plates, Cutlery, and Straws

    10/26/2018 9:50:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | October 24, 2018 | BRITTANY SHOOT
    The European Union Parliament has voted to ban single-use plastics. Parliament, the EU’s legislative body comprised of 751 elected members (MEPs), voted 571-53 in favor of the bill. Banned items will include plastic plates, cutlery, and straws, and the proposal also calls for a reduction in the use of other single-use food and beverage containers such as plastic cups, according to the BBC. The European Commission, which proposes legislation to the EU Parliament, put forward the ban in May in response to ongoing public awareness of and outcry against plastic pollution, particularly in the world’s oceans. The MEP behind the...
  • Calling Mohammed a Pedophile Not Covered by Free Speech, European Court Rules

    10/26/2018 4:29:52 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 91 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 26, 2018 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that comments about Mohammed having pedophilic tendencies are not covered by the right to freedom of expression, agreeing with the assessment of courts in Austria that the remarks constituted “an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam which could stir up prejudice and threaten religious peace.” A seven-judge European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) panel in Strasbourg concluded that the Austrian courts had “carefully balanced the applicant’s right to freedom of expression with the rights of others to have their religious feelings protected, and to have religious peace preserved in Austrian...
  • Belgium picks Lockheed's F-35 over Eurofighter on price

    10/25/2018 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Krosan · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2018 | Robin Emmott
    Belgium said on Thursday it had chosen Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth jets over the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace its aging F-16s in a 4 billion euro ($4.55 billion) deal, saying the decision came down to price. ... Belgium joins a list of other European NATO allies, including Britain, the Netherlands, Italy and Turkey, to take the American-made plane, which is also set to be the U.S. military’s main fighter aircraft for decades to come. “We have landed! This government is investing heavily in defense. With the purchase of F-35A fighter planes ... we ensure your safety and that of our...
  • If The EU Copyright Directive Comes to Passage [ Link taxes; End of fair use; end of news forums ]

    10/24/2018 9:31:02 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    ComputingForever via YouTube ^ | 10/24/18 | ComputingForever
    Video at link.
  • President Erdogan hails Turkey-Hungary cooperation

    10/14/2018 9:34:53 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Anodolu News Agency ^ | Oct 2018 | Aynur Ekiz
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 9 praised cooperation between Ankara and Budapest. “Our cooperation with Hungary within the scope of international organizations such as NATO, Council of Europe and European Union is exemplary..." “We will move forward with concrete steps to reach $5 billion trade volume." He also met Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and addressed a business forum. After the business meeting, Erdogan officially inaugurated the restored Tomb of Gul Baba in the capital Budapest and paid a visit to the Budapest Turkish Memorial Cemetery. At the cemetery, Erdogan laid a wreath at the tomb of the...
  • Angela Merkel’s CSU allies poised to lose majority in Bavarian state election

    10/14/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | NewsWires
    The Christian Social Union (CSU), who have almost single-handedly ruled the wealthy beer-and-lederhosen state since the 1960s, are expected to lose their absolute majority, polls say. The other partner in Merkel's fragile 'grand coalition', the Social Democrats, are also set to do poorly while the far-right and anti-immigration AfD look certain to enter the state assembly. The biggest winners, however, may be the left-leaning Greens who have doubled their poll ratings to around 18 percent since the last state elections, which would make them the second strongest party. If the surveys prove correct, the Bavarian election will mark another step...
  • Angela Merkel's ally demands EU 'DELIVERS' on migration fearing Bavaria election washout

    10/14/2018 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 3 replies
    The Express ^ | 2018-10-13 21:00 | y ALESSANDRA SCOTTO DI SANTOLO
    ANGELA Merkel's ally Manfred Weber pleaded for the European Union's help to "deliver" on a reformed migration policy as Germany's coalition government is set to lose its majority at the Bavaria election on Sunday.
  • European Union army ACTIVATED and ready to replace NATO reveals German Defence minister

    10/12/2018 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 116 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | KATIE WESTON
    GERMAN Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen says the structures for a European Defence Union have been “activated”, and also hopes to develop a system that tells Europeans when to use their “forces”.
  • Orbán: Hungarian Security, Turkish Stability Directly Linked (Erdogan Visits Hungary)

    10/09/2018 4:31:33 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2018.10.09.
    Hungarian security and Turkish stability are directly linked, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest on Monday. Orbán said Hungarian foreign policy must look to three cities: Ankara, Moscow and Berlin, three great powers around which Hungary has revolved for many centuries. Orbán expressed appreciation to Turkey for accommodating several million refugees that arrived via neighbouring countries and thanked the Erdogan for “fully meeting” Turkey’s agreement with the European Union, which he said was another precondition for European security. On another subject, Orbán said that Hungary and Turkey would raise the level of...
  • Poland is beset by Russian revanchism, Western decadence, and dangers from within

    10/08/2018 3:26:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 2018 | Stephen White
    Poland is striving, in a stumbling and halting way, to maintain its identity, an identity that is both European and inextricably Catholic. To do that, it must avoid the twin pitfalls of Russian revanchism and Western cultural decadence. The Russian occupation of Crimea and continued fighting in Ukraine are taken with deadly seriousness in Warsaw. Polish distrust of Russia, now and in the past, explain Poland’s eagerness to strengthen military ties with the United States. This also explains Poland’s frustration with the European Union’s dependence on Russian energy, a frustration President Trump shares. Tugging at Poland from the West is...
  • Swiss firm claims new feed will curb cow farts — and global warming

    10/03/2018 1:11:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    BIERE, Switzerland - Cows burp and fart more than they need to, according to a Swiss firm that says it has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain. A single cow produces the equivalent of about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, says Agolin, based in Biere, near Lausanne. Co-founder and managing director Kurt Schaller told Reuters its specialist feed can reduce that by 10 percent. "We sell our mixture for around 1 million cows per year... There are 25-28 million cows in the European Union, so it...
  • Europe’s Recent Brush With Iranian Terrorism — A Wake-Up Call For Governments And Press?

    10/02/2018 6:57:23 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-2-1018 | Kenneth Maginnis
    This is the reality: A career diplomat crossing European borders in a rented car while carrying a professionally-made bomb, which bears a design favored by jihadists. In Luxembourg, he hands over the bomb to two would-be terrorists, long-standing residents of Europe who just look like any ordinary young married couple. They accept it with a clear mission in mind: to bomb a political rally in the largest convention center in France, located in the suburbs of Paris. If the plot is successful, it will kill many among the tens of thousands of people in attendance, among who were hundreds of...
  • Putin on the back burner as Orban flirts with Trump

    09/28/2018 12:40:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Moscow Carnegie ^ | September 24, 2018 | Maxim Samorukov
    Putin and Orban are increasingly conscious that their regular contacts have failed to bring the two countries closer together. In fact, despite its reputation as the EU’s most pro-Russian member-state, Hungary actually expelled a Russian diplomat in response to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, unlike fellow EU member-states Slovenia, Bulgaria, Austria, Slovakia, Greece. In the spring, Orban readily deployed anti-Russian rhetoric during Hungary’s parliamentary election campaign. Bela Kovacs, a member of the European Parliament from the Jobbik opposition party, was indicted for alleged spying on the eve of the vote, having faced accusations of being a Russian agent...