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  • French Economy In "Dire Straits", "Worse Than Anyone Can Imagine", Leaked NSA Cable Reveals (2012)

    06/29/2015 5:19:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6-29-15 | Zero Hedge
    French Finance Minister Says Economy in Dire Straits, Predicts Two Atrocious Years Ahead (TS//SI//NF) (TS//SI//NF) The French economic situation is worse than anyone can imagine and drastic measures will have to be taken in the next 2 years, according to Finance, Economy, and Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici. On 19 July, Moscovici, under pressure to reestablish a preretirement unemployment supplement known as the AER, warned that the situation is dire. Upon learning that there are no funds available for the AER, French Senator Martial Bourquin warned Moscovici that without the AER program the ruling Socialist Party will have a rough time...
  • Dangerous Times: How Euro-socialism Set off a Fascist Bomb

    03/02/2013 7:14:19 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 2, 2013 | James Lewis
    In the terrible economic crisis of 1922 Benito Mussolini got 25% of the vote in Italy. Two years later he had more than a majority. You know the rest. In the economic crisis of 2013, Beppe Grillo received 24% of the vote (see last week's analysis of Grillo's political beliefs). This week he blocked a government from forming. Grillo now controls the Senate, but he is going for a majority in both houses in the upcoming vote in June. That's in Italy, but in Greece the Golden Dawn party is following the same path. So is the new Hungarian fascist...
  • FR Exclsv: Italy's Oldest & 4th Largest Bank CUTS DEPOSITORS OFF - not a single News story.

    06/12/2012 3:04:26 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 133 replies
    Free Republic and nearly nowhere else ^ | June 12, 2012 | LITERALLY NONE
    I don't often put stories in "breaking." I post vanities even less often. Hardly anything surprises me any longer, but I find this absolutely astounding. If you follow the financial threads or the situation in Europe, you really need to read this. Actually anyone with a bank account needs to read this. I'm going to ask the mods to leave this here, unless they really feel I'm all wet here. I don't, however, believe I am. Follow me here. BNI (Bank Network Investments) is Italy's oldest and forth largest bank. In other words, it's a biggie. Anyway, the bank went...
  • Greek Power Regulator Calls Emergency Meeting to Avert Collapse of Power Grid and Natural Gas System

    06/03/2012 6:25:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/3/12 | Mac Slavo
    When the political and economic systems of entire nations collapse the consequences are devastating. Earlier this year pharmacies and hospitals in Greece were unable to provide life saving medicines due to a shortages caused by a freeze in the flow of credit from manufacturers to distributors to patients. A collapse in the country’s economy has forced many Greeks to turn to black market barter economies and has left millions financially devastated, with no hope of finding an income stream for the foreseeable future. The credit system of the entire country is in shambles. So much so that reports are emerging...
  • Europe Is Baffled by the U.S. Supreme Court

    04/05/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 4.5.2012 | John Hudson
    Europe is scratching its head over possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down President Obama's signature legislative achievement. As the judiciary and the Obama administration trade legal barbs over the high court's authority, the idea that health care coverage, largely considered a universal right in Europe, could be deemed an affront to liberty is baffling. "The Supreme Court can legitimately return Obamacare?" asks a headline on the French news site 9 POK . The article slowly walks through the legal rationale behind the court's right to wipe away Congress's legislation. "Sans précédent, extraordinaires" reads the article. In the...
  • The European Union, and Euro-socialism in general, is a failed experiment

    12/12/2011 1:17:39 PM PST · by Qbert · 38 replies
    CNN (iReport) ^ | December 5, 2011 | Sahit Muja
    Time to let the whole thing slither down the sewer of history. First of all it is more and more clear that Europe should have let Greece default and instead of pumping bank money via Greece, they should simply have shored up those banks that would take losses. The banks would still take a haircut, but come out on the other side w/o Greece. Naturally this would remove Greece from the Eurozone and it would have to use the Euro or the US $ (without policy control over them) or renew its own currency. Secondly, setting up an emergency fund...
  • Report: S&P to place ALL 17 Euro nations on downgrade warning

    12/05/2011 1:53:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Ahead of a planned summit of European Union leaders, the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has put all 17 Euro nations on review for a credit downgrade, which means France and Germany could lose the pristine AAA ratings they presently enjoy, Bloomberg News is reporting. The euro area’s six AAA rated countries are among the nations to be placed on a negative outlook pending the result of a summit of European Union leaders on Dec. 9, the people said today on condition of anonymity because the decision has yet to be announced. The euro reversed its gains and U.S. Treasuries rose...
  • Argentina launches naval campaign to isolate Falkland Islands

    12/05/2011 2:56:23 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:28PM GMT 05 Dec 2011 | By Fergus MacErlean
    Argentina has launched a naval campaign to isolate the Falkland Islands that has seen it detain Spanish fishing vessels on suspicion of breaking the country’s “blockade” of the seas around the British territories. Argentine patrol vessels have boarded 12 Spanish boats, operating under fishing licences issued by the Falkland Islands, for operating “illegally” in disputed waters in recent weeks. Argentine patrol commanders carrying out interceptions near the South American coast told Spanish captains they were in violation of Argentina’s “legal” blockade of sea channels to the Falklands. The warning has been backed up in a letter to Aetinape, the Spanish...
  • If we are to survive the looming catastrophe, we need to face the truth

    08/06/2011 8:41:04 PM PDT · by kabar · 66 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 6, 2011 | Janet Daley
    The truly fundamental question that is at the heart of the disaster toward which we are racing is being debated only in America: is it possible for a free market economy to support a democratic socialist society? On this side of the Atlantic, the model of a national welfare system with comprehensive entitlements, which is paid for by the wealth created through capitalist endeavour, has been the essence of post-war political enlightenment. Cut But the US has a very different historical experience from European countries, with their accretions of national remorse and class guilt: it has a far stronger...
  • Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap (Compared to what the rest of the world pays)

    04/05/2011 12:45:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Good Environment ^ | 03/21/2011
    Inspired by Cord's thought-provoking post on the per gallon prices of various liquids, and by Sarah Palin's ill-informed Facebook rant on the "$4-Per-Gallon President," I decided to take a closer look at gasoline prices around the world. Mrs. Palin might be interested to learn, that the world already has quite a few $4-Per-Gallon Presidents. In fact, the world already has $6-Per-Gallon Parliaments, $7-Per-Gallon Prime Ministers, and $8-Per-Gallon Presidents! We've collected a broad sample of gas prices from throughout the industrialized Western world in the chart below. Important to note: this chart includes only official data from throughout the European Union...
  • Food shoppers face five-a-day nagging at tills as Coalition aims to get the nation in shape

    01/08/2011 9:01:59 AM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 7th January 2011 | Daniel Martin
    Shoppers will be bombarded with messages at supermarket check-outs about eating fruit and vegetables, under plans being considered by Ministers. Trolleys could even come with a painted line marking where customers should put their healthy produce as part of the proposals which critics will see as an expansion of the nanny state. Unhealthy options – such as crisps and pies – may be placed on higher shelves than low-calorie and high-fibre foods to dissuade shoppers from buying them. The proposals are part of the Coalition’s attempt to ‘nudge’ Britons towards healthy choices and are the brainchild of the Behavioural Insight...
  • UK: [Foreign Secretary] William Hague calls the future of the euro into question

    11/20/2010 10:00:02 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/2010 | Melissa Kite
    The Foreign Secretary said he "hoped" the euro would survive, but added: "Who knows?" Foreign Secretary, William Hague His comments added weight to already frenzied speculation about the future of the eurozone as the European Union prepared to bail out debt-ridden Ireland. As the crisis intensified yesterday, the head of the International Monetary Fund provoked outrage among eurosceptic MPs by saying that a Federal Europe with more sovereign power was the best defence against future problems. Tory MPs described the suggestion as "absolutely perverse". Ireland is expected to agree a rescue loan to shore up its banks of up to...
  • The European 'dream’ has finally collided with reality

    11/20/2010 10:31:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies ^ | 11/20/10 | Christopher Booker
    The drive towards a European superstate has had its flaws exposed at last, says Christopher Booker. The collapse of the euro: The most obvious place for disintegration to begin was the single currency Twelve years ago, I stood on the plinth of Nelson’s Column in the pouring rain, addressing a crowd of 10,000 people. We had marched through central London in the biggest ever demonstration against Britain joining the euro, a course then being daily urged on us by the BBC, with the aid of such Euro-zealots as Michael Heseltine, Chris Patten, Kenneth Clarke and Sir Leon Brittan. At the...
  • The End of Democratic Socialism

    05/28/2010 11:25:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,361+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 29, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    The end of democratic socialism is at hand. The welfare states of the U.S. and Europe are financially out of control, spent and unsustainable. They have reached the point that Margaret Thatcher defined as the end of socialism: They have run out of other people's money. These areas of the world are about to change dramatically. Victor Davis Hanson has a piece in National Review Online focused on Europe. His comments, while directed at Europe, are also applicable to the United States. Hanson states: Five years ago, the European Union's account of itself resonated with end-of history triumphalism. In organic fashion,...
  • A Nation's Suicide (Italian Bishops Lament Low Birthrate, Unemployment)

    05/27/2010 12:38:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies · 556+ views
    Zenit ^ | 5/27/2010
    ROME, MAY 27, 2010 ( The president of Italy's episcopal conference says the two most important problems facing the nation are the "demographic winter" and unemployment. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, archbishop of Genoa, said this Tuesday when he opened the conference's plenary assembly. He warned about a "slow demographic suicide to which Italy is headed." More than 50% of Italian families today do not have children and among those that do, almost half have only one child, the rest have two. Only 5.1% of families have three or more children. "Because of this, an urgent policy is needed that is oriented to...

    03/25/2010 1:24:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 4 replies · 449+ views
    .. .. The here-to-fore Communist Party of Italy newspaper run by that outfit in the past, "La Unita", [now the domain of a Socialist party in Italy] has run a positive banner story under its "Mundo (World)" section, along with a photo of Barack Obama greeting prop-guests who were at the White House during the signing of the Socialist Health Care bill.The article is here, in original Italian: HERE The Italian title is: "Sanità, un bimbo e una colf: le armi segrete di Obama" or my translation: "The Secret Weapons (i.e.,to pass the bill) of Obama: A Boy and...
  • "HEALTH CARE VICTORY" (Commmunist Party U.S.A. Newspaper Applauds Passage Of Obamacare: No Joke)

    03/24/2010 11:51:34 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 33 replies · 1,016+ views
    Peoples World Newspapers, (Communist Party U.S.A.) ^ | 24 March 2010 | PW Editorial Board (i.e. a bunch of COMMUNISTS)
    Almost every sector of American society greeted yesterday's signing of a historic health care law as a major step toward guaranteeing affordable health insurance for all. Labor unions, health care professionals, small business owners, retirees, students, and ordinary people from throughout the country applauded President Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for having the tenacity to push through what's being called the most sweeping health care legislation since the establishment of Medicare in the 1960s. We join with those who hail this legislation both as a measure that will save lives now and begin curbing the insurance...
  • Will America's bucking bronco finally be broken?

    08/23/2009 10:26:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 1,508+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2009 | James Lewis
    You don't break a young bronco just by beating it. You break it by making it feel helpless -- confining it in a small corral, isolating it from the herd, running it around and around on a short rope, feeding it only when it follows commands, making friends with it, whipping it as needed, and making sure that it knows who's boss every second of the day. In the end the colt knows there's just no way out. That's the real motivation behind "Universal Healthcare"  Obama is trying to sell us Euro-socialism, which means bribing and intimidating people with their...
  • MAY: The counterrevolution

    03/29/2009 2:15:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 764+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2009 | Clifford D. May
    The question posed by social scientist Charles Murray at the American Enterprise Institute's annual dinner this month could hardly have been simpler — Do Americans want the United States to be like Europe? He asked as someone who admires Europe and Europeans. He asked also because it is becoming increasingly apparent that restructuring the United States along the lines of the European social-democratic model is the change many in the new administration - perhaps including President Obama himself - believe in. Mr. Murray is convinced that Europeanizing America is a bad idea, and not only because the European model creates...
  • The Death Of An America Idea (When The Voters Decide The Entitlement Hog Is For Them To Keep Alert)

    11/08/2008 11:11:22 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 660+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/8/2008 | Mark Steyn
    The Death Of An Americam Idea An electorate living high off the entitlement hog. By Mark Steyn ‘Give me liberty or give me death!” “Live free or die!” What's that? Oh, don't mind me. I'm just trying out slogans for the 2012 campaign and seeing which one would get the biggest laughs. My Republican friends are now saying, oh, not to worry, look at the exit polls, this is still a “center-right” country. Americans didn't vote to go left, they voted to go cool. It was a Dancing With The Stars election: Obama's a star and everyone wants to dance...
  • Why The Left Wants To Change America: (It Isn't The Kind Of Change America Needs Alert)

    10/27/2008 9:29:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 734+ views ^ | 10/28/2008 | Dennis Prager
    If you ask most supporters of Sen. Barack Obama why they so fervently want him to be elected President, they will tell you about their deep yearning for "change." And that, of course, has been the theme of the Obama campaign from its inception -- "change." It is the word found on nearly all the placards at Obama rallies. It is the word most often cited by the candidate himself. But for all its ubiquity and for all the passion of its advocates, what this change is about is not entirely clear. Of course, Obama himself often has spoken about...
  • Point of No Return (Mark Steyn)

    10/25/2008 8:49:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 113 replies · 3,339+ views
    NRO ^ | Oct. 25, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    Across the electric wires, the hum is ceaseless: Give it up, loser. Don’t go down with the ship when it’s swept away by the Obama tsunami. According to newspaper reports, polls show that most people believe newspaper reports claiming that most people believe polls showing that most people have read newspaper reports agreeing that polls show he’s going to win. In the words of Publishers’ Clearing House, he may already have won! The battleground states have all turned blue, the reddest of red states are rapidly purpling. Don’t you know, little fool? You never can win. Use your mentality, wake...
  • Point Of No Return (Mark Steyn: America Flirts With Adopting Eurosocialism Alert)

    10/25/2008 8:55:34 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 1,352+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/25/2008 | Mark Steyn
    Across the electric wires, the hum is ceaseless: Give it up, loser. Don’t go down with the ship when it’s swept away by the Obama tsunami. According to newspaper reports, polls show that most people believe newspaper reports claiming that most people believe polls showing that most people have read newspaper reports agreeing that polls show he’s going to win. In the words of Publishers’ Clearing House, he may already have won! The battleground states have all turned blue, the reddest of red states are rapidly purpling. Don’t you know, little fool? You never can win. Use your mentality, wake...
  • The Europeanization of the Democratic Party

    08/19/2008 1:21:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 8/19/2008 | William Moloney
    In the 19th century Americans took very seriously Washington’s warning against “entangling alliances” which might interfere with the country’s unfolding “Manifest Destiny” of dynamic growth and expansion. A corollary to this belief was that the “Great American Democracy” was a unique-perhaps even divinely inspired-form of political organization vastly superior to the Old World’s tired regimes of aristocratic privilege and downtrodden masses. In the 20th century America entered upon the world stage powerfully and decisively coming to the aid of embattled European democracies and leading them to victory in two World Wars and the Cold War. Launching these extraordinary interventions were...
  • Unacknowledged, unseen, unmentioned: Poverty in Europe

    02/05/2008 5:51:03 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 33 replies · 195+ views
    Eurozine ^ | Unk. | Per Wirtén
    Impoverished German children dream of the USA; one Greek person in four is behind with their most basic bills; sixty per cent of the poor in Romania have outdoor toilets. Cracks are appearing in Europe's beloved image of itself as the egalitarian alternative to the United States, writes Per Wirtén. What do we really know about poverty in Europe? Not a lot. The constant flow of facts, images and stories from the other side of the Atlantic means I know more about American poverty than its European counterpart. There is a steady stream of books and articles about "the working...
  • Social acid has burnt the heart of Britain

    08/26/2007 4:06:39 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 42 replies · 1,350+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26/08/2007 | John O'Sullivan
    Fifty years ago I was a schoolboy in a Liverpool suburb and a strong supporter of Everton like Rhys Jones. My parents were cautious and loving, but they had no qualms about letting me follow the team around the country. That a boy might be killed by a drive-by shooter as he was returning from his local soccer practice would have struck them as an episode in a Latin American coup rather than a possibility in their relatively tranquil lives. Not unreasonably. In 1955, the anthropologist Geoffrey Gorer described this tranquillity in his book Exploring English Character: "When we think...

    09/22/2006 3:56:39 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 34 replies · 904+ views
    NCPA Daily Policy Digest ^ | 9/21/06 | Richard Rahn
    A major reason the United States has experienced more economic growth than most developed countries is that unions and the government have, for the most part, been sensible enough to recognize both differences in job requirements and in personal preferences, says Richard Rahn, director general of the Center for Global Economic Growth. Nowhere is this more evident than within the European Union (EU). Rigid work rules have handcuffed employers and employees with mandatory breaks and days off that completely ignore the necessity of "crunch time" at busy firms, or the freedom for employees to choose their own schedules, and to...
  • Majority would reject treaty in EU poll (GOOD!)

    06/14/2005 3:24:13 PM PDT · by Irish_Thatcherite · 15 replies · 457+ views via ^ | Tuesday, 14th June, 2005 | Not stated
    A greater number of voters believe a referendum on the EU constitution should go ahead in the Republic despite its rejection by the French and Dutch people, but more would vote to reject than ratify it, according to the latest Irish Times/TNS mrbi opinion poll, writes Mark Brennock, Chief Political Correspondent. Some 45 per cent believe the referendum should go ahead, 34 per cent that it should not and 21 per cent don't know or have no opinion. Should the referendum proceed, 35 per cent would vote to reject the constitution, 30 per cent to accept it, while 35 per...
  • Castro Insults Bush

    02/21/2005 4:49:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 46 replies · 1,101+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/22/05 | Frank Calzon
    With the European Union agreeing on January 31 to lift the sanctions that it imposed on Cuba in 2003 after Fidel Castro imprisoned 75 political dissidents, European officials will be resuming their visits to the island. Spain's government pushed for the policy switch that critics have labeled a victory for appeasement. Cuban dissidents and exiles, Spanish opposition parties, human rights organizations and former Czech President Vaclav Havel have denounced the new policy as an abomination. Still, in foreign affairs as complicated as those involving Cuba, there are rarely any clear-cut victories. Madrid's proposal triggered a welcome and enlightening debate on...
  • UK Police Among Worst in the World, Says Report

    01/01/2005 5:30:32 PM PST · by quidnunc · 21 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Times [UK] ^ | January 2, 2005 | David Cracknell
    Britain has one of the world’s most ineffective police forces and highest crime rates, according to an authoritative report to be published this week. It says the police spend too much time behind desks instead of tackling and preventing crime. The result, it says, is that crime is “a very low-risk activity for the criminal”. America, France and Germany have suffered similar sharp rises in crime to Britain since the 1960s but have tackled them more effectively, the report says. British police have failed to focus on prevention of crime and zero tolerance of low-level disorder and antisocial behaviour, it...
  • French hostility a chronic problem

    11/29/2004 5:54:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 3,208+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 11/29/04 | Robert Novak
    PARIS -- U.S. diplomats here respond to Jacques Chirac's continued Yankee-bashing following George W. Bush's re-election by saying the French president is out of step with his people, who are not nearly that anti-American. But thoughtful Frenchmen believe President Chirac is mining a deep vein of sentiment among fellow citizens that transcends President Bush. During a week in Paris, I encountered none of the rudeness I had been warned to expect because of my nationality. However, the question goes beyond amenities to visitors. One French intellectual described anti-Americanism to me as ''a cancer that is sweeping across the country.'' It...
  • EU Post Denied After Gay 'Sin' Remark

    10/11/2004 7:08:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 973+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/11/04 | Carl Limbacher/AP
    Italy's nominee to become the European Union's Justice and Home Affairs commissioner failed on Monday to win the backing of the European Parliament's Justice Committee, days after testifying that he considers homosexuality a sin. The panel narrowly failed to endorse Rocco Buttiglione, who is currently Italy's European Affairs minister, said Jean-Louis Bourlanges, chairman of the Justice Committee. The committee voted 27-26 not to recommend Buttiglione, officials said. The vote caused a political storm in Italy, with politicians on the right coming to Buttiglione's defense and many on the left attacking the government's choice of candidate. During a confirmation hearing last...
  • Piggybank theft row damages Schröder

    08/04/2004 6:57:52 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 284+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/05/04 | Luke Harding
    Piggybank theft row damages Schröder Luke Harding in Berlin Thursday August 5, 2004 The Guardian Gerhard Schröder ignited a political row yesterday over plans to slash benefits for children of unemployed parents who have more than €750 (£500) in piggybank savings. As part of its controversial attempt to reform Germany's welfare state, the chancellor's red-green coalition intends to overhaul welfare for the unemployed from next year. Yesterday government officials confirmed that the amount of benefit paid to the children of unemployed parents, now €207 a month, would be slashed if the children had more than €750 in savings accounts. The...
  • EU President Prodi: 'radical change' needed for EU to catch US

    05/27/2004 5:35:14 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 135+ views
    EUOBSERVER ^ | 04/25/04 | EUOBSERVER
    Prodi: 'radical change' needed for EU to catch US 25.05.2004 - 19:45 CET | By Richard Carter EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Commission President Romano Prodi on Tuesday (25 May) called for a "radical change" in EU economic policy if it is to succeed in its ambitious goal to overhaul the US and become the "most competitive economy in the world by 2010" - its so-called Lisbon strategy. Speaking at a meeting of the European Economic and Social Committee, Mr Prodi said that the process is undergoing "great difficulties" and declared, "if we want the Lisbon strategy to be a success,...
  • Clement Criticizes Low-Tax EU Entrants, FT Deutschland Says

    04/30/2004 5:00:05 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 140+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 04/30/04 | Bloomberg
    <p>Clement Criticizes Low-Tax EU Entrants, FT Deutschland Says April 30 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union should limit aid aimed at countries joining the region tomorrow to those that refuse to agree to minimum corporate and income tax rates, German Economics and Labor Minister Wolfgang Clement told the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper.</p>
  • Births Fell in 2003, Putting Pressure on German Welfare System

    04/05/2004 8:35:30 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 162+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 04/05/04 | Bloomberg
    <p>Births Fell in 2003, Putting Pressure on German Welfare System April 5 (Bloomberg) -- The number of German births declined last year, the Federal Statistics Office said, putting further pressure on the government to continue to reform the social- welfare system as the population grows older.</p>
  • Is it the end of the Duch liberal experiment

    02/14/2004 6:37:00 AM PST · by alnitak · 113 replies · 492+ views
    The Times (of London) ^ | February 14, 2004 | By Anthony Browne
    The Netherlands has seen a shift in attitudes, with multiculturalism blamed for a host of ills EVERY morning Talin, an Iranian, waits for the letter she had hoped never to see. A doctor with a husband and a six-month-old baby, she has lived in Rotterdam for seven years with her parents and grandmother. But this week the Dutch Government passed a law ordering 26,000 failed asylum-seekers, herself among them, to return home, no excuses accepted. ?I can?t sleep. They say I must go back to our country, but it is not possible because we are political refugees,? she said in...
  • Immigration, Multiculturalism & Islam in Sweden - Out of Control II

    02/16/2004 8:20:17 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 15 replies · 826+ views
    Sydsvenskan ^ | 1/2 2004 | Ulrika Levander
    A helping hand is being met by a barrage of rocks. The Fire Department has to abandon rescue efforts MALMO. After having been bombarded with bottles from the eight floor and having been stoned and spat at, the Malmo Fire Department finally had enough when a gang of youth attacked them with sledge hammers in October 2003. It was then demanded that Police have to escort all rescue missions in Rosengard (Muslim area of Malmo). The Fire Deparment is not alone. During this fall, stone throwing gangs have also attacked parking attendants, security guards, ambulance personell and police officers. As...