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  • Germany calls on ECB to unwind economic stimulus

    01/15/2017 9:39:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 January 2017 08:16 CET+01:00 | AFP
    The European Central Bank should begin winding down its expansive monetary policy in 2017 as inflation returns in the eurozone, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said in an interview on Friday. “It would probably be right if the ECB starts daring to head for the exit this year,” Schäuble told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper — although he acknowledged it would be a “difficult task”. The ECB has fixed interest rates at record lows in the 19-nation single currency area, as well as offering cheap loans to banks and buying up tens of billions of euros per month of government and...
  • EU gets tough: Bloc tells UK Brexit is lose-lose situation

    11/25/2016 7:04:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 8:18 AM EST | Jill Lawless
    Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, U.K. officials have had one message: Brexit means Brexit. Now they have EU leaders’ reply: And it’s going to hurt. The prime minister of Malta, whose country is about to assume the EU presidency, is the latest leader to dash Britain’s hopes of an easy divorce, signaling that the 27 other nations will drive a hard bargain. Joseph Muscat told the BBC that “there will not be a situation when the U.K. has a better deal than it has today.” “In the U.K. it’s fair game to bash Brussels and then you...
  • France and Germany to share military facilities and aircraft

    10/05/2016 6:59:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Oct 2016 08:41 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Germany and France announced plans Tuesday to share an air base and transport planes as part of a military shakeup in the wake of Britain’s vote to quit the European Union. The two countries signed an agreement with a view to sharing C-130J Super Hercules military transport planes, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Paris. His German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen, in Paris to sign the deal, told reporters both countries wanted to have the new arrangement in place by 2021. …
  • EU presses ahead with military plans, UK opposes any EU army

    09/27/2016 7:05:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2016 9:45 AM EDT | Lorne Cook
    European Union nations pressed ahead Tuesday with plans to boost military cooperation as Britain vowed to oppose the creation of an EU army or headquarters. With Britain leaving the EU, France and Germany have been spearheading moves to boost Europe’s capacity to run its own security operations. […] “We are in a very strong Franco-German relationship and we think we will be able to make significant progress before the end of the year,” he said, standing alongside German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Von der Leyen insisted that “it’s not about a European army.” …
  • UK to veto EU 'defense union'

    09/17/2016 10:37:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17. Sep. 2016, 13:23 | Andrew Rettman
    British defense minister Michael Fallon has said the UK would veto the creation of EU military capabilities so long as it remained a member of the bloc. Reacting to EU ideas on closer defense cooperation, discussed at the Bratislava summit on Friday (16 September), he told The Times, a British newspaper: “That is not going to happen.” […] Proposals for what Germany has called an EU “defense union” included the creation of an EU military HQ, with medical aid and logistics capabilities, that would command EU crisis missions. […] The proposals, endorsed by France and Germany and by the European...
  • Belgium euthanizes 'terminally ill child'

    09/17/2016 7:32:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.17.2016 | jar/sms (Reuters, AFP)
    A child suffering a fatal illness has become the first minor to be euthanized since age restrictions on mercy killings were lifted in the country. Mercy killings have become increasingly common in Benelux countries. The head of Belgium’s federal euthanasia commission gave no details of the child beyond saying the patient was an exceptional case of a young person with a terminal illness, the Het Nieuwsblad newspaper reported. […] Any request for euthanasia must be made by the child, approved by a panel of physicians, an independent psychiatrist or psychologist and have parental consent. But the case files — which...
  • France and Germany to beef up EU defense

    09/10/2016 8:59:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 Sep 2016 08:42 GMT+02:00
    France and Germany are preparing joint proposals for a “more active and more useful” European defense policy, the French defense ministry told AFP on Friday. […] The Franco-German document proposes the establishment of a European defense headquarters, a common satellite surveillance system and the sharing of logistics and military medical resources, according to the Saturday edition of the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. There would be a tighter circle of EU members for some defense projects where it proves impossible to gain agreement from all, the paper added, citing the document. …
  • Hollande, Merkel urge ‘impulse’ for post-Brexit EU

    09/03/2016 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 03 Sep 2016 13:48 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    The leaders of EU heavyweights Germany and France on Friday called for a new push to invigorate the bloc after Britain’s shock Brexit vote. Twenty-seven EU leaders will meet without Britain in Slovakia on September 16 and France’s François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a joint statement that a “new impulse” was required. “With Brexit and the rise of populism and even questions on the very idea of Europe, a new impulse is needed for the European Union,” they said. “France and Germany will assume their responsibilities” to do this, they added. …
  • Polish president: No return to imperial ambitions in Europe

    09/01/2016 7:52:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 8:17 AM EDT
    Poland’s president has warned that Europe must learn lessons from World War II and must not tolerate any return to imperialist land grabs, an apparent reference to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s region of Crimea.Andrzej Duda was speaking Thursday at a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the start of World War II. […] “We cannot allow imperial ambitions and actions to return to Europe. … We cannot shut our eyes when international laws are violated … or when borders in Europe are moved by force,” Duda said. …
  • New poll shows split opinion over fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel

    08/28/2016 7:15:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.28.2016 | rs/jm (dpa, Reuters)
    Half of Germans oppose German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking a fourth consecutive term, according to a survey published on Sunday in the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag.” The survey, conducted by the polling company Emnid, asked 501 Germans in August whether or not they would like to see Angela Merkel serve another term as Chancellor after the federal election in second half of 2017. Results showed that 50 percent of poll participants were against a new term for the Chancellor, while 42 percent were in favor. She has come under fire from both citizens and fellow politicians for her refugee policies....
  • Eastern Europe pushes Germany for joint EU army

    08/26/2016 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Aug 2016 16:19 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe’s post-Brexit future. “We must prioritize security, and let’s start by building a common European army,” Hungary’s rightwing prime minister, Viktor Orban, said at talks with Czech, German, Polish and Slovak leaders. […] Leftist Czech Premier Bohuslav Sobotka, for his part, said that “we should also begin a discussion about creating a common European army.” […] In an early response to Britain’s shock vote to exit the EU, Poland’s powerful rightwing leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski called for EU...
  • Show of European unity: Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss gameplan

    08/21/2016 6:40:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:31pm EDT | Isla Binnie
    The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet on Monday to discuss how to keep the European project together in the second set of talks between the premiers of the eurozone’s three largest economies since Britain’s shock vote to leave the bloc. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on an island off the coast of Naples ahead of September’s EU summit called to discuss reverberations from the Brexit vote. “They will be coming to discuss how to relaunch Europe from the bottom up; there’s a big need,” Renzi said on...
  • Property firms expect Frankfurt to win big on Brexit

    07/11/2016 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Jul 2016 14:32 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German property firms expect a boom in Frankfurt as financial businesses move activities and staff out of London in the wake of Brexit, an industry survey showed on Monday. A majority of 72 percent of respondents believed financial center Frankfurt, rather than rivals Dublin, Paris, or Amsterdam, would gain the most from Britain leaving the European Union, the study of 555 firms by consultants Ernst & Young (EY) found. The German property market as a whole would get a boost from Brexit, 57 percent of those polled said, with large majorities expecting prices for commercial and residential properties to increase....
  • Germany to set out central role in EU defense plans

    07/11/2016 12:44:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Jul 2016 08:47 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    “Economic giant, political dwarf” — that is how the world long viewed post-World War II Germany, the European export power reluctant to use military muscle in global conflicts. It is an image that Europe’s most populous country wants to shed as it gradually assumes a bigger defense role, within the frameworks of NATO and the European Union. That ambition, the outcome of a debate that began two decades ago, is the message of Germany’s new military roadmap, the defense ministry’s so-called White Paper, to be released Wednesday. […] The paper, the first of its kind issued in a decade, envisions...
  • Former EU President Hired As New Chairman of Goldman Sachs International

    07/09/2016 7:33:17 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com/london/ ^ | 9 Jul 2016 | Liam Deacon
    The former president of the of the European Commission, the European Union’s (EU) unelected executive arm, has been recruited as the new boss of international operations at Goldman Sachs, who funded the official anti-Brexit campaign. In May, in the run-up to the referendum, figures released by the Electoral Commission revealed that Goldman Sachs had quietly donated £500,000 to Britain Stronger in Europe – the official, government back anti-Brexit campaign – shortly before February when donations had to be declared.
  • Brexit vote to shrink German exports to UK: industry survey

    07/07/2016 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:48 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German firms expect exports to Britain to tumble five percent next year in the wake of the Britain’s vote to quit the EU, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) also revised its projection for 2016 to a one-percent drop rather than five percent growth. The figures were based on a survey of 5,600 businesses that export to Britain following the June 23 referendum in which 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU. Britain is currently Germany’s third-largest export market, buying up €89 billion of goods in 2015. …
  • British vote won't stop EU enlargement, say France, Germany

    07/04/2016 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 4, 2016 3:01 PM EDT
    The leaders of France and Germany assured prospective EU members in the Balkans on Monday that the British vote to leave the union won’t threaten eventual enlargement of the bloc. Balkan nations that survived wars and political breakups in the 1990s worry they will face more hurdles to membership as the EU struggles to keep itself together. And pro-Russian forces in countries such as Serbia are hoping to sway the region toward Moscow and away from the West, as the Brexit vote throws European unity into question. French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to soothe worries...
  • Germany derides 'disgraceful' Farage after resignation

    07/04/2016 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Jul 2016 17:08 GMT+02:00
    German politicians and media organizations from across the political spectrum have been scathing about Nigel Farage after he announced his resignation as leader of UKIP, Britain’s anti-EU political party. Farage announced on Monday that he was stepping down as leader of UKIP, saying he wanted his life back. But critics have accused him of irresponsibility, as the decision means he will disappear from the political limelight with the UK’s exit from the EU, which he has long sought, looking set to become reality. “First they lied and stirred up anger, then they created chaos and now they’ve run away. Nigel...
  • European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-Brexit

    06/28/2016 4:20:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Express ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nick Guttridge
    The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.
  • Germany seeks UN Security Council seat again

    06/28/2016 1:54:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    In a foreign policy speech in Hamburg on Monday, Steinmeier announced that Germany would campaign for a non-permanent seat in 2019 and 2020. The country last held a Security Council seat from 2011 to 2012. Diplomats will seek support for Germany's candidacy before an election is held in mid 2018. Germany's application would require approval from at least two thirds of the 193 states in the UN General Assembly to be successful.
  • Now Juncker to force all remaining EU countries to adopt the euro after Brexit paves [tr]

    06/28/2016 1:48:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2016 | Staff
    The eight EU members who do not currently use the euro may be forced to adopt it in a bid to speed up monetary union in the wake of Brexit. The Daily Express reports that Denmark, Sweden, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania will be given an ultimatum by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker . The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung claimed there were plans afoot to accelerate the 'completion' of the monetary union. Brexit campaigners claim the plans show that the Leave vote in last week's referendum proved a 'great escape' for Britain.
  • European 'superstate' suggested as Brexit solution

    06/28/2016 5:00:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The nearly 50-year-old union reached no level of stabilization over the weekend and on Monday, the Express reported “the foreign ministers of France and Germany” were revealing “a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states.” The report said, “Under the radical proposals E.U. countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.” The report said the plot “has sparked fury and panic in Poland … after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.” The report said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski...
  • European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-Brexit

    06/27/2016 11:35:08 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 166 replies
    Express ^ | 6/27/2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. Related articles Fury over plans for European-wide ‘tax harmonisation’ How the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels seized the power Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating...
  • BREXIT THE MOVIE FULL FILM

    06/26/2016 2:03:16 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 12, 2016
    BREXIT THE MOVIE is a feature-length documentary film to inspire as many people as possible to vote to LEAVE the EU in the June 23rd referendum. BREXIT THE MOVIE spells out the danger of staying part of the EU. Is it safe to give a remote government beyond our control the power to make laws? Is it safe to tie ourselves to countries which are close to financial ruin, drifting towards scary political extremism, and suffering long-term, self-inflicted economic decline? BREXIT THE MOVIE shows a side of the EU they don't want us to see: the sprawling self-serving bureaucracy, the...
  • Germany says 'won't let anyone take Europe from us'

    06/25/2016 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Jun 2016 11:38 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Saturday that the EU would weather the shock of the British vote to leave the union as he convened crisis talks. “I am confident that these countries can also send a message that we won’t let anyone take Europe from us,” he said heading into a meeting in Berlin of his counterparts from the EU’s six founding members. […] Steinmeier called the European Union “a successful project of peace and stability” and said that there was a “strong desire” within the bloc to defend and strengthen it. …
  • E.U. Countries Warn Britain on ‘Brexit’: You’ll Pay if You Leave Us

    06/19/2016 8:58:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 June 2016 | Steven Erlanger
    The rest of the European Union nations are looking at the possibility of a British departure from the bloc with disbelief, trepidation and anguish. But they are also preparing to retaliate. If Britons do vote in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union, they can expect a tough and unforgiving response, with capitals across the Continent intent on deterring other countries from following the British example, European officials and analysts said. In other words, Britain will be made to suffer for its choice. With other issues pressing, including Greek debt, the migrant crisis and terrorism, the largest and...
  • Germany should 'lead new EU' after Brexit: Polish statesman [Lech Walesa]

    06/18/2016 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Jun 2016 09:52 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish president Lech Wałęsa believes Germany should lead either a deeply reformed, or an entirely rebuilt EU, in the wake of a possible Brexit. Wałęsa’s comments come as a series of opinion polls show a growing lead for the campaign rallying British voters to leave the 28-nation EU in a landmark referendum on June 23rd. “Germany in particular must calculate what would be better for development (of the EU): do we create a completely new organization… or do we fix the old EU?” Wałęsa told AFP during an interview in Gdańsk, the cradle of...
  • Germany sets conditions for EU banking union

    06/18/2016 3:44:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Jun 2016 08:12 GMT+02:00
    Germany on Friday set its conditions to deepen banking union in the European Union, demanding that risks be reduced at Europe’s banks before deposits could be guaranteed EU-wide. Many EU governments such as France and Italy see a deposit guarantee across Europe as the next logical step to avoid the problems that brought on the euro debt crisis and the financial collapse of 2009. At talks in Luxembourg, the EU’s 28 finance ministers agreed for the first time to an EU roadmap towards a deposit guarantee scheme across Europe. …
  • Brexit would shut UK out of single market, Berlin warns

    06/10/2016 9:29:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 Jun 2016 15:40 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned Friday that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, it wouldn’t have access to the single market like non-members Norway and Switzerland do. “That won’t work,” the veteran minister told Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly, which on Saturday plans to publish a German-English edition at home and in Britain with “Please don’t go!” on the cover. “That would require the country to follow the rules of a club which right now it wants to leave.” […] Schäuble warned that a Brexit could spark contagion in the EU, according to excerpts of the interview due...
  • Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson compares the EU to Hitler

    05/15/2016 4:53:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 7:39 AM EDT | Danica Kirka
    Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson has compared the European Union’s aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent. Johnson, the most prominent political figure arguing that Britain should leave the EU, says the past 2,000 years of European history have been dominated by doomed attempts to unify the continent and recreate the Romans’ golden age. “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically. The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods,” he was quoted by...
  • Germany: No new EU deal for Britain if it leaves the bloc

    05/12/2016 7:41:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2016 10:37 AM EDT
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Thursday that Britain will not get an improved membership deal with the European Union if the country votes to leave the bloc. Schäuble said in a speech he wanted to end any speculation that a “leave” vote in the June 23 referendum could be used to improve on a deal won by Prime Minister David Cameron to change Britain’s membership terms. Schäuble said that “this is the only deal on the table. An ‘out’ vote cannot be used to get a better deal. ‘In’ means ‘in’ and ‘out’ means ‘out.’” …
  • REPORT: Germany ‘Annexing’ Dutch Military As Secretive EU Army Begins To Take Shape

    04/20/2016 9:44:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds and Raheem Kassam
    The German and Dutch armies and navies are poised to “merge”, creating the nucleus of the European Union’s longed for pan-EU military force. Pointing to German ministerial statements spelling out the creation of an EU Army as the ultimate goal, critics say Britain’s military will not be able to avoid being sucked in if the country remains within the Union. The German government has revealed that Dutch and German land armies and navies are set to move towards “closer integration”, with two Dutch units already coming under German command. Last month the Dutch 43rd Mechanised Brigade was subsumed into the...
  • Merkel ‘expects Cameron to back EU army’ in exchange for renegotiation

    09/21/2015 1:21:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:19PM BST 12 Sep 2015 | Peter Foster and Matthew Holehouse
    Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army in exchange for supporting Britain’s renegotiation, the Telegraph has been told. The German chancellor will ask Britain to stand aside as she promotes an ambitious blueprint to integrate continental Europe’s armed forces. It comes as Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said Britain will get a deal if it gives the green light to a raft of powerful new EU institutions. A Berlin source said agreeing not to “block” Merkel’s defense plans is a “favor” that she would seek from Mr Cameron as he looks...
  • Immigration Will Be The Defining Issue Of This EU Referendum Campaign

    08/21/2015 5:45:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 21, 2015g | Nigel Farage
    Immigration Will Be The Defining Issue Of This EU Referendum Campaign When the referendum comes, the British people will finally have their chance to reject these open borders by saying No to the European Union By Nigel Farage 21 Aug 2015 The results of Ipsos-MORI’s new poll are astounding - yet unsurprising. They describe the real concern that the majority of British people have for uncontrolled immigration: half of the respondents rank it as one of their biggest worries, compared with just over a quarter who said their greatest fear was the economy. It is particularly interesting that this concern...
  • German and French ministers call for radical integration of eurozone

    06/03/2015 3:57:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 3 June 2015 16.00 EDT | Ian Traynor
    German and French politicians are calling for a quantum leap in how the EU’s single currency is run, proposing an embryo eurozone treasury equipped with a eurozone finance chief, single budget, tax-raising powers, pooled debt liabilities, a common monetary fund, and separate organization and representation within the European parliament. They also propose that all teenagers in the EU be given the chance to spend a subsidized six months in another European country. In an article published in the Guardian and other European newspapers, Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s social democratic leader and vice-chancellor in Angela Merkel’s coalition government, and Emmanuel Macron, France’s...
  • Russia This Week: All the Strange Things Going on in Moscow

    03/14/2015 6:24:47 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 34 replies
    Where is he? Where did he disappear to? Where? At week’s end, we still do not know more about the whereabouts of President Vladimir Putin than we did at the start of the week, when it first began to be noticed that he had not been seen in public since March 5. The last two weeks since the murder of opposition Boris Nemtsov on February 27 have brought not only widely disparate theories of the case, rapid arrest of the suspects, and reversals in their testimony under claims of torture, confirmed by some human rights activists although disputed by others...
  • In this stunning intervention, literary colossus V.S. NAIPAUL says ISIS is now the Fourth Reich [tr]

    03/23/2015 6:25:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2015 | V.S. Naipul
    Imagine a world in which a young man is locked in a cage, has petrol showered over him and is set alight to be burnt alive. Imagine the triumphant jeering of an audience that has gathered to witness this. Imagine, also, a 12-year-old child with elated determination on his features shooting at close range a kneeling man with his arms tied behind his back. Then picture the spectacle of a hundred beheadings of victim after victim in humiliating uniforms, their hands and feet bound, kneeling with their backs to their black-robed executioners who wield knives to cut their throats as...
  • 10 years of EU membership through the business eye

    05/04/2014 11:51:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper
    maltatoday.com ^ | 4 May 2014 | Frederick Attard
    Ten years since Malta accessed the European Union, the country’s business community has been provided with the necessary platform to expand their produce and improve their opportunities, but while the majority of companies have flourished amid increasing competition, some failed to meet EU standards. In the wake of Malta’s milestone anniversary, Sunday newspaper Illum interviewed four business directors – all of whom voiced their delight at how the local business community improved since May 2004. Famalco’s Business Director Hermann Mallia, Saint James Hospital Director Maria Bugeja, Impressions Managing Director Ron Mifsud and the CEO of Malta Business Bureau Joe Tanti,...
  • Far-Right National Front Wins EU Vote in France: exit polls

    05/25/2014 11:36:22 AM PDT · by docbnj · 97 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 May 2014 | Reuters
    France's far-right National Front was projected to win European Parliament elections in France on Sunday with 25 percent of the vote, with exit polls putting Francois Hollande's Socialists in a lowly third place behind the center-right UMP.
  • Op-Ed: The EU Auditors Report: A PA-EU Financial Scandal

    12/15/2013 11:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/13 | David Singer
    European taxpayers are supporting a massive fraud. The European Union (EU) has become embroiled in a financial scandal of massive proportions in relation to the financial assistance given by it to the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 1994. This appears very clear from the comprehensive European Court of Auditors Report dated 22 October 2013 which was only made public this week. The Report reveals the following: .....
  • European Council Passes "Anti-Ritual Circumcision" Resolution

    10/02/2013 12:17:31 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a "violation of the physical integrity of children" was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday based on a report by the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development led by German rapporteur Marlene Rupperecht. The resolution passed by a vote of 78 in favor and 13 against, with 15 abstentions. The resolution calls on states to "clearly define the medical, sanitary and other conditions to be ensured for practices such as the non-medically justified...
  • Snowden Interview: NSA ‘In Bed Together with the Germans’

    07/07/2013 8:03:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 07, 2013 – 08:36 AM
    In an interview to be published in this week’s issue of Spiegel, American intelligence agency whistleblower Edward Snowden criticizes the methods and power of the National Security Agency. Snowden said the NSA people are “in bed together with the Germans.” He added that the NSA's “Foreign Affairs Directorate” is responsible for partnerships with other countries. The partnerships are organized in a way that authorities in other countries can “insulate their political leaders from the backlash” in the event it becomes public “how grievously they're violating global privacy.” … Spiegel reporting also indicates that cooperation between the NSA and Germany’s foreign...
  • Pensions for Jewish Ghetto Laborers: Israel Angered By German Government

    03/22/2013 11:21:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 22, 2013 – 05:42 PM | Christoph Schult
    On Thursday, the ruling parties in Germany’s parliament blocked a measure to resolve the amount German pension funds must pay to former laborers in Nazi-era ghettos. Israeli officials are incensed and have promised to increase pressure. … The debate stems from a 2002 Bundestag law that promised to quickly make it possible for Jews who once worked in ghettos to draw a modest pension from Germany. Initially, state pension fund providers rejected roughly 90 percent of applications for this pension. Officials often disputed that the former ghetto residents had worked “voluntarily” and received some form of “remuneration” for their work,...
  • EU Commission prepares ground for far-reaching economic powers

    03/23/2013 11:18:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 21.03.13 @ 17:46 | Honor Mahony
    The European Commission has started preparing the ground for legislation that would prevent member states from undertaking major tax, labor or financial reforms without running it by the commission and other governments first. In an ideas paper published Wednesday (20 March), the commission said this ex-ante coordination should concern “major national economic reform plans and should take place at an early stage before the measures are adopted.” The suggested scope of covered policies would implicate virtually all national government legislation—including competitiveness and employment laws, reforms that cover product and services markets, as well as those affecting tax systems and network...
  • Prodi: EU isolationism heralds 'grave difficulties' for Britain

    10/24/2012 6:00:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 24 October 2012
    In a wide-ranging interview with EurActiv.de, Romano Prodi, former European Commission President, says moves towards a two-speed European Union were now well underway. Regarding the UK's disengagement from Europe, his assessment is simple: Britain will lose influence and eventually face "grave difficulties". Prodi, who served as Commission president from 1999 to 2004, said the European Central Bank's intervention on sovereign bond markets as well as recent decisions on banking union had put the eurozone back into safe territory. "The danger of breakup is not on the table anymore," Prodi told EurActiv Germany in an interview. However, he appeared concerned about...
  • Germany: Berlin Silent on Report of U-Boat Sale to Egypt

    09/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 9/3/2012 | cro
    A report that Germany plans to sell two submarines to Egypt has triggered speculation about a deterioration in German relations with Israel. The German government stressed on Monday that it remained committed to Israel's security -- but officials declined to comment on the report. Class 209 submarine The German government on Monday reaffirmed its commitment to Israel after media reports said relations between the two countries had been damaged by an unconfirmed deal to supply Egypt with two German-made submarines. A German government spokesman declined to comment on an article which appeared in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram last Friday and...
  • Berlusconi Newspaper Says Italy, Europe Now Under 'Fourth Reich'

    08/07/2012 10:14:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Worldcrunch ^ | August 3rd, 2012 - 11:08 | (Il Giornale)
    Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale chose a deeply provocative headline for Friday's front page: 'Quarto Reich'—Fourth Reich, to comment on Germany's refusal to give the European Central Bank more leeway. Il Giornale is a right-wing newspaper owned by Silvio Berlusconi's brother Paolo. "Since yesterday, Italy is no longer in Europe; it is in the Fourth Reich," writes the newspaper's editor-in-chief, Alessandro Sallusti, who writes that Germany has won, but Italy, Europe and the euro have lost after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi. …
  • Stopping Obamacare likely up to Kennedy

    03/29/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 21 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 3-29-2012 | The Orange County Register Editorial Boarad
    Arguments have concluded at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which we refer to as Obamacare. Now the anxious waiting for a ruling expected in June. We were encouraged . . .The Constitution has morphed into something the founders would have difficulty recognizing. It is our position the federal government has no authority to impose mandates, regulations, taxes or other burdens on the citizenry simply to improve someone's life. . . .
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:48:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 86 replies · 4+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 29, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”....
  • The Coming European Superstate That Germany Plans To Cram Down The Throats Of The Rest Of Europe

    11/20/2011 7:42:19 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-20-2011
    The Coming European Superstate That Germany Plans To Cram Down The Throats Of The Rest Of EuropeNovember 20, 2011 A lot of people were puzzled about what German Chancellor Angela Merkel meant when she recently stated that the ultimate solution to the financial crisis in the EU would "mean more Europe, not less Europe". Well, now we are finding out. A leaked internal German government memo entitled "The Future of the EU: Required Integration Policy Improvements for the Creation of a Stability Union" actually proposes the creation of a "European Monetary Fund" which would be given the power to run...