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  • Van Rompuy scorns direct election of (European) Commission president

    10/14/2013 5:09:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 14 October 2013 | Laurens Cerulus
    Having public candidates for the Commission presidency during the next EU elections is not the panacea for Europe’s credibility woes, says European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. While European parties look for figureheads for their EU election campaigns, the president of the European Council feels this will not resolve Europe’s democratic deficit. “You don’t have to look for solutions to things that aren’t a problem. To go and look for ‘faces’ to guide the EU: that’s not a solution,” Van Rompuy said at a debate last Thursday (10 October). … Giving his predictions for the upcoming May 2014 elections at...
  • The gathering storm

    07/07/2013 4:05:46 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 29, 2011 | Pat Condell
    Some truths about the EU http://www.ukip.org/page/truth Van Rompuy tells Italy not to hold elections http://www.thecommentator.com/article... EU demands right to dictate national budgets http://uk.news.yahoo.com/eu-launches-... UK Parliament kills the referendum debate http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics... European Union has destroyed national democracy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_yKh... How Brussels stifles democracy in Europe http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4... The end of Europe's fantasy is now in sight http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4... Nigel Farage: This is how dictatorship begins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanScO... Europe's hit squad http://www.spectator.co.uk/essays/all... The lamps are going out all over Europe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEYWVd... If you live in the UK, sign the People's Pledge and demand a referendum http://www.peoplespledge.org/ Campaign for an independent Britain http://www.freebritain.org.uk/
  • UKIP will cause political earthquake in European elections, says Nigel Farage

    05/05/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Nicholas Watt
    Amid growing calls from Tory MPs for David Cameron to respond to the Ukip threat by bringing forward legislation on an EU referendum, Farage warned that his party would not go away even if No 10 "starts singing the same song". William Hague, who famously suffered a major defeat in the 2001 election after tacking to the right, called for a cautious response to Ukip as he warned of the dangers of "quick fixes". Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, said many Ukip voters were "frustrated Conservatives". As the Tories work out their response to Ukip, which won nearly a quarter...
  • Obama Gives {Islamist} Erdogan the 'Hug Treatment'

    11/03/2011 1:03:35 PM PDT · by drpix · 27 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 11/3/11 | staff-blog
    An interesting bit from White House reporter Tangi Quéméner's latest pool report from the G-20 in Cannes, France: [President Obama] entered the room at 1:15 and took to his left, heading to Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy. They chatted for a few seconds before British Prime minister David Cameron joined them. Hard to understand what they were saying amid the cameras noise. POTUS then took a stroll to Australian Premier Julia Gillard who got a hug as European president Herman van Rompuy, European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan were watching. Eventually the Europeans got a...
  • European Union Treaty to Make EU More Powerful

    12/01/2009 9:45:52 PM PST · by myknowledge · 11 replies · 670+ views
    VOA News ^ | December 1, 2009 | Lisa Bryant
    The European Union's Lisbon Treaty has come into force with the aim of streamlining EU decision-making. The first EU president also took office along with the bloc's new foreign policy chief. The European Union welcomed the Lisbon Treaty with a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal where the text was first signed. Getting all 27 EU states to ratify it however, was a long and arduous process that was only completed last month. The new treaty lays out a series of fundamental changes within the European Union, including creating the bloc's first permanent president. That job has gone to former Belgian prime...
  • EU PRESIDENT APPOINTED IN SECRET MEETING

    11/22/2009 6:44:11 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 1 replies · 323+ views
    Hudson, New York ^ | November 20, 2009 | Paul Belien, Hudson Institute
    .....A closer look at Belgium, the laboratory of Europe, shows, however, that the country lacks more than patriotism. It also lacks democracy, respect for the rule of law, and political morality..... ....I am not sure what happened next, however. Maybe word had reached the leadership of the Christian Democrat Party that Herman, a brilliant economist and intellectual, was considering leaving politics; perhaps they made him an offer he could not refuse........ Our paths crossed at intervals until 1990, when the Belgian Parliament voted an extremely liberal abortion bill. The Belgian King Baudouin (1930-1993), a devout Catholic who suffered from the...