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  • Of Pipelines and Alliances: President Trump at NATO

    07/16/2018 6:21:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 16, 2018 AD | John F. Di Leo
    During the July 2018 NATO summit, elements of the USA newsmedia focused on President Trump’s accurate attacks on Western Europe’s contradictory actions and positions in the arenas of defense and commerce. What the USA newsmedia covered much less was how welcome those points were to NATO members from Eastern Europe, whose memories of Russian aggression are much more recent, perhaps, than those of Western Europe, making them as wary of these issues as Mr. Trump is. Delegates from Poland, Lithuania, and Romania, for example, appeared just as happy about Mr. Trump’s comments as delegates from England, France and especially Germany...
  • Borderline Disorder

    07/16/2018 5:59:32 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | 12 July 2018 | Douglas Murray
    How Angela Merkel’s open borders roiled Europe and undermined her Across the chancelleries of Europe, a realization is dawning. It began at the outskirts of the continent and has now made its way to the heart of Angela Merkel’s government in Berlin. It is the realization that even Merkel is mortal. For the entirety of this century so far, Merkel has been a constant. She has been leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, when she publicly turned on her former political mentor, Helmut Kohl, over a party-funding dispute. And she has been chancellor of Germany since 2005,...
  • Delingpole: Trump Is Right – Germany’s Green Energy Suicide Is a Threat to the West

    07/13/2018 5:28:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2018 | James Delingpole
    President Trump has warned at a NATO summit that German dependence on Russian gas poses a major security threat to the West. It’s about time somebody said it! This problem has been brewing for decades. In fact it goes right back to the communist era of the Soviet Union, when the Russians saw the burgeoning green movement as the perfect way to undermine their enemies in the free West. Originally, the Soviets funded the “Peace Movement” in Western Europe mainly as a way of promoting the campaign for nuclear disarmament (in the West, that is, not behind the Iron Curtain)....
  • U.S. ambassador urges Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal

    07/11/2018 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2018 4:21 AM | Andrea Shalal, Andreas Rinke and Markus Wacket
    The U.S. ambassador to Germany urged Berlin on Tuesday to stop Iran withdrawing large sums of cash from bank accounts in Germany to offset the effect of new U.S. sanctions imposed after Washington withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal. Richard Grenell, a longtime critic of the accord, told the mass-circulation daily Bild that the U.S. government was extremely concerned about Tehran’s plans to transfer hundreds of millions of euros in cash to Iran. “We encourage the highest levels of the German government to intervene and stop the plan,” Grenell said. […] Bild first reported on Monday that German authorities were...
  • Merkel responds to Trump: 'I have witnessed' Germany under Soviet control

    07/11/2018 10:13:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Angela Merkel appeared to hit back at US President Donald Trump's claim that "Germany is a captive of Russia" by drawing on her own upbringing in Soviet-controlled East Germany. "I wanted to say that, because of current events, I have witnessed this myself, that a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union. And I am very happy that we are today unified in freedom as the Federal Republic of Germany," she said in an arrival statement at the NATO Summit Wednesday. Merkel, who was born in Hamburg in 1954, has spoken on numerous occasions about her upbringing under...
  • He used to rule Germany. Now, he oversees Russian energy companies and lashes out at the U.S.

    07/11/2018 7:51:02 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2017 | Rick Noack
    For seven years, Gerhard Schröder was the leader of the most populous democracy in Western Europe. Schröder could have easily spent the rest of his career as an elder statesman, attending summits and writing books. Instead, Schröder — a friend of Vladimir Putin who has defended Moscow's top man as a “flawless democrat” — opted for a career in the Russian business world. His astonishing career in the Russian energy industry reached new heights when the former chancellor was nominated for a position as an independent director on the board of Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company — and one in...
  • Merkel Govt Bans Reporting of Migrant Beheading Infant in Germany

    07/10/2018 9:06:17 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 34 replies
    Neounrealist via YouTube ^ | 07/09/18 | Neounrealist
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  • France says Europe united against U.S. tariffs as Germany eyes negotiation

    07/08/2018 5:42:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8, 2018 6:41 AM | Leigh Thomas, Pascale Denis
    The French government insisted on Sunday that Washington should expect united retaliation from Europe to further tariff increases after Germany signaled it was prepared to negotiate. With Germany’s powerful car industry facing the threat of higher U.S. duties, Chancellor Angela Merkel said last Thursday she would back a lowering of European Union levies on imports of U.S. cars. “If tomorrow there is an increase in tariffs, like in the car industry, our reaction should be united and strong to show that Europe is a united and sovereign power,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. “The question is no longer...
  • Poll: [German] AfD at record 17 percent

    07/08/2018 4:30:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Google Translation from the original German: The asylum dispute between CDU and CSU has harmed all coalition parties in the electorate and the AfD got a surge. In the Sunday trend, which Emnid raises weekly for the "Bild am Sonntag", the AfD rises by three points to a record 17 percent. For the first time, it is as strong as the SPD, which yields two counters. The CDU / CSU loses two points, only 30 percent would currently vote for the Union. That's the worst value in this poll since November. Overall, the grand coalition comes in the Sunday trend...
  • Swedish Dental Expert Fined $50,000 for Exposing Adult Migrants Masquerading as Children

    07/07/2018 10:49:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 07 July 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    See something, say nothing? This appears the message in Sweden, where politically-correct authorities may punish those who dare complain about the government’s culture-rending and crime-spiking importation of vast numbers of Muslim migrants. The latest example is a dental hygienist fined approximately $50,000 for revealing that some refugees claiming to be “children” are actually adults. ... Masquerading as a minor is a common tactic among migrants as it makes it relatively easy to be granted refugee status. So, unsurprisingly, Herlitz found “that several asylum seekers who were registered as unaccompanied children showed a dental development that is more typical for people...
  • In response to Trump tariff threat, Merkel now backs tariff reduction on US vehicle exports

    07/06/2018 7:57:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Much to the shock of liberals, being tough on trade works better for American exports than being nice and hoping other nations will be “fair” to us in return. That works in kindergarten where a teacher is present to enforce the triumph of being nice. But in the real world, where politicians respond to domestic interests, it takes more than flowery rhetoric to get action. When President Trump threatened to slap heavy tariffs on European auto exports to the US unless they brought their tariffs down to equal our tariffs on them, he was lectured that this was “no...
  • Orban Stands up to Merkel, Refuses to Take Migrants from Germany

    07/06/2018 7:35:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart (London) ^ | 6 Jul 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stood firm on mass migration during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday, saying that his country would refuse to allow Germany to send migrants back to Hungary. Chancellor Merkel described the meeting saying that Mr Orbán claimed Hungary felt, “not at all responsible for the processing of asylum applications”, and looked to countries like Greece to take responsibility for processing asylum claims instead, Der Spiegel reports. The German leader added that the federal government could not see Europe “decouple” itself from asylum seekers and legitimate refugees but noted that the two leaders did find common...
  • German coalition parties agree tougher migrant policy: SPD chief

    07/05/2018 8:38:11 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    AFP via France 24 ^ | 06 July 2018
    BERLIN (AFP) - The three parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's shaky coalition government on Thursday rallied around a tougher policy on migration and asylum aimed at placating conservative allies. At the end of a month-long dispute, Merkel's three-party coalition agreed to a compromise under which the number of asylum-seekers in the country will be reduced. The parties in power -- Merkel's centre-right CDU, the hardline conservative Bavarian CSU ally and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) -- agreed on a "reorganisation of asylum policy" in Germany, SPD chief Andrea Nahles said after a summit meeting in Berlin, adding that it was...
  • Merkel Reverses Long-Held Stance on Migrants in Bid to Save Her Government

    07/02/2018 4:05:04 PM PDT · by keat · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2018 | Katrin Bennhold and Melissa Eddy
    BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel, who staked her legacy on welcoming hundreds of thousands of migrants into Germany, agreed on Monday to build camps for those seeking asylum and to tighten the border with Austria to save her government. It was a spectacular turnabout for a leader who was once seen as the standard-bearer of the liberal European order but who has come under intense pressure at home over her migration policy. Ms. Merkel will limp on as chancellor as a result of her move, an agreement with conservatives in her coalition government. For how long is unclear as populism...
  • German government in Horst Seehofer limbo-live updates

    07/02/2018 5:55:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    DW.com ^ | 7/2/2018 | Deutsche Welle
    German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has threatened to resign over his CSU party's rift over asylum policy with Chancellor Angela Merkel's fellow conservatives, the CDU. DW has the news as it happens.... The main points: Interior Minister Horst Seehofer offered his resignation as minister and CSU leader on Sunday after accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel of failing to push through the CSU'S demands on border control at a recent EU summit...… Merkel and Seehofer are expected to meet at 5 p.m on Monday. All times are in Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2, Eastern US Time +6) 14:24 The Bavarian...
  • Angela Merkel's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to resign in asylum row: party sources

    07/01/2018 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.01.2018 | Ben Knight
    Party sources said Sunday evening that German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had offered his resignation both from the cabinet and as CSU leader after unexpectedly re-escalating his standoff with Chancellor Angela Merkel over Germany’s asylum policy. But according to reports from a crunch leadership meeting in Munich that stretched into early Monday morning, other senior party figures had tried to dissuade Seehofer from stepping down. A press conference that had been expected all evening was eventually postponed, with party sources telling reporters that Seehofer was going to seek one more talk with Merkel on Monday about asylum policy before deciding...
  • Report: Merkel secures deal with 14 EU nations on migrants

    06/30/2018 7:48:13 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Rising
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly secured agreements with 14 European Union countries to rapidly return some asylum seekers as she seeks to end a schism in her government over migration policy. The countries included Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, which have all been harsh critics of Merkel's welcoming stance to migrants, as well as Belgium, France, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. Top CSU lawmaker Markus Soeder, Bavaria's governor, on Saturday praised the EU agreement as more than his party had expected, but at the same time suggested that it left open the...
  • EU leaders claim breakthrough deal on migrants

    06/29/2018 1:50:45 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Jun 2018 | LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT
    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders claimed a breakthrough deal Friday on how to deal with the pressures of migration after all-night talks helped accommodate Italian demands for more help. The EU leaders said the agreement would bolster the bloc’s external borders and improve the solidarity among member nations to ease pressure on point-of-entry nations like Greece and Italy. The plan proposes screening migrants in North Africa for asylum eligibility {snip} Details are sketchy, but the proposed EU plan involves erecting a virtual wall in northern Africa by placing people who try to leave for Europe in centers in countries...
  • 75 percent of Germans support Merkel's European approach to refugee crisis

    06/28/2018 5:59:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 June 2018 16:11 CEST+02:00
    Most Germans support an EU solution for dealing with asylum seekers who arrive on the continent. At the same time they back a proposal to turn people back at the German border, a survey showed on Thursday. According to a survey released by ARD on Thursday, three quarters of Germans support Angela Merkel’s approach of finding a European solution to the asylum dispute which is threatening to collapse her government. The survey also showed that the majority of those asked were in favor of rejecting at Germany’s borders any refugee who had already been registered in another EU country. Only...
  • Munich: “Underage Refugees” Attack Emergency Doctor On Call, Smash Her Teeth Out

    06/24/2018 11:37:44 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 27 replies
    Vlad Tepes blog ^ | June 23, 2018 | Egri Nök
    An original translation from Abendzeitung, Munich: Drunk rioters injure emergency doctor June 23., 2018 – 09:21 AM CET According to first information by police at the scene, two unaccompanied underage refugees riot in Ottobrunn (suburb of Munich – translator). With a full Whiskey bottle, one of the two smashes in the side window of an emergency doctor’s car and wounds the emergency doctor. Ottobrunn- Friday evening around 8:30PM, two underaged unaccompanied refugees attacked an emergency vehicle of the hospital Neuperlach. According to first information by the police, one of the two smashed in the side window of the car with...