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  • Merkel: Trump has almost destroyed 'New World Order'

    12/08/2018 4:42:25 PM PST · by MNDude · 140 replies
    NewsPunch) German chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted that the New World Order is ‘under threat’ due to the rise of President Trump and the trend of Trump-supporting populist leaders winning elections around the world in the past year. The German leader slammed the rejection of open borders and globalism, and poured scorn on the patriotic movement currently sweeping across Europe, the U.S, Brazil, Australia and other parts of the world. Read more at
  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected Merkel's successor as CDU leader

    12/08/2018 1:21:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies ^ | December 7, 2018 | Kate Connolly
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a staunchly Catholic conservative career politician, has been elected as the successor to Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats. Kramp-Karrenbauer won by just 25 votes following a nail-biting second round run-off against her main opponent, the multi-millionaire businessman Friedrich Merz. Wiping away tears, Kramp-Karrenbauer said she would accept the post, and thanked the party for its support and trust in her, insisting she would give new impetus to the party as it seeks to claw back the millions of voters it has lost to rightwing populists and the Greens in recent years. “We should harness the...
  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Who is the new leader of Germany's CDU?

    12/07/2018 8:19:14 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | December 7, 2018 | BBC
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been elected leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party, bringing Angela Merkel's 18 years at the helm to an end. As the party's general secretary, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer was favourite to take over when Mrs Merkel announced her retirement in October. But she clinched only a narrow victory over Friedrich Merz, a long-time Merkel rival, in a run-off vote in Hamburg, with 51.8% of the vote. Now the head of Germany's largest party, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, could become the next German chancellor.
  • It Doesn’t Matter Who Replaces Merkel. Germany Is Broken.

    12/07/2018 7:16:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Oliver Nachtwey
    Talk of succession is in the air. After 18 years, Angela Merkel is stepping down as chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, Germany’s main ruling party since 2005. The party’s conference meets this week in Hamburg to decide her replacement. But whoever follows Ms. Merkel — for many, Europe’s de facto leader — will inherit a fractious party and, if Ms. Merkel is unwilling or unable to see out her chancellorship through to 2021, a fragmented country. The stability (and even monotony) associated with German politics under Ms. Merkel appears to be coming to an end. Her looming retirement marks...
  • 80 years after Kristallnacht, German president lights massive Hanukkah menorah

    12/03/2018 11:57:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | Toby Axelrod
    Eighty years after Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” in which Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was lifted in a cherry picker crane alongside Berlin community Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal to kindle what is billed as the Europe’s largest Hanukkah menorah, located at the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Thanks to a misty rain, the first night of Hanukkah was especially sparkly in Berlin this year. Raindrops settled upon several hundred onlookers gathered for the 15th annual candle-lighting ceremony, refracting the lights of Berlin’s giant Christmas tree and the illuminated 18th-century monument, just east of where the...
  • Berlin selling out Ukraine for Russian gas

    11/30/2018 1:46:07 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | Nov 2018
    The West does not realise what it’s like to be a neighbour of Russia...” Meanwhile, in Central Europe, “we know exactly what price one pays for being a neighbour of both Russia and Germany..."
  • Merkel Protege Suggests Blockade of Russian Ships Over Ukraine Crisis

    11/30/2018 10:39:22 AM PST · by amorphous · 18 replies
    U.S.News ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | By Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States should consider banning from their ports Russian ships originating from the Sea of Azov after Russia captured three Ukrainian vessels there, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protege said on Friday. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is leading the race to succeed Merkel as leader of her ruling conservatives, also said Germany must be ready to take more responsibility in foreign policy and to spend more on defense. Russia seized the Ukrainian vessels and their crews on Sunday near Crimea, the Ukrainian region which Moscow annexed in 2014, over what it said was their...
  • Merkel: EU States Must Prepare to Hand National Sovereignty over to Brussels

    11/24/2018 2:43:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Virginia Hale
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that European Union (EU) member states must be prepared to transfer powers over to Brussels at a debate on the ‘tensions’ between globalisation and national sovereignty. “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty,” Merkel said, speaking at an event organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin on Wednesday. “In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel said, explaining that — while Germany had given up some of its sovereignty in order to join the EU, national parliaments were in charge of deciding whether to sign up to international treaties. Trust...
  • Merkel: In This Day and Age States Must Be Ready to Give Up Sovereignty

    11/23/2018 4:32:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 165 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-23-2018 | Jim Holt
    Germany, a country of 82 million, welcomed from 800,000 to over one million migrants and unvetted “refugees” in 2015. Mrs Merkel, who last month announced she was controversially stepping down as leader of her party but not as Chancellor of Germany despite previously saying the two roles go hand in glove, said ceding power to a superstate is a better form of patriotism. She told the event, titled ‘Parliamentarianism Between Globalisation and National Sovereignty’: “In this day nation states must today – should today, I say – be ready to give up sovereignty. “But of course in an orderly procedure.”...
  • ‘No More Bargaining’ — Merkel Warns Offer Is Final as Brussels Chiefs Hope Brexit Will Be Called Off

    11/16/2018 12:35:10 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2018 | Virginia Hale
    There is “no question” of renegotiating the super-soft Brexit deal agreed with Theresa May, Angela Merkel has warned, as Eurocrats voiced hope that the divorce could be called off altogether. Speaking after a cabinet meeting in Potsdam, the German Chancellor said: “We have a document on the table that Britain and the remaining 27 EU states have agreed. There is, as far as I am concerned, no question of further bargaining at present.” With German industry bodies set to be hit particularly hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Merkel stated this would be the “worst and most chaotic...
  • Merkel Calls For Raising ‘European Army’ To Defend Against U.S.

    11/14/2018 3:05:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 86 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Nov 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Angela Merkel is on her way out as Chancellor of Germany, whether it be at the end of her term (she’s not running again) or through being forced out sooner. But that doesn’t mean that she’s going quietly into that good night. Following some rather acerbic remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron about the European Union needing to be able to stand up to the United States, Merkel chimed in this week with a wonderful plan of her own, no matter how offensive it may sound. She suggested that the EU needs their own standing army so they can be...
  • Marine Le Pen buoyed by ‘growing discontent’ in France ahead of European parliamentary election

    11/14/2018 10:50:26 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    France24 ^ | 2018-11-14 | Rachel Holman
    With the European parliamentary elections just six months away, polls by Ifop and Odoxa show Le Pen’s National Rally in a dead heat with Macron’s centrist Republic on the Move party, each with around 20 percent of the intended vote. "There is growing discontent over high taxes, rising fuel prices and controversial reforms. Macron’s popularity has reached record lows,” Nona Mayer, research director of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, told FRANCE 24. Since taking office in May 2017, Macron’s approval ratings have steadily plummeted to between 20 and 25 percent. His image has been hurt by a number...
  • Merkel calls for the creation of a 'real, true' European army in rebuke to Trump [tr]

    11/13/2018 7:47:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Angela Merkel called for the creation of a 'real, true' European army during a speech to EU ministers on Tuesday in a rebuke to President Trump. The German Chancellor also called for a European Security Council that would be responsible for coordinating defence policy on the continent. Merkel spoke out after French President Emmanuel Macron floated the same idea last week, drawing the ire of President Donald Trump.
  • Macron Calls for ‘Real European Army’ to Protect EU from U.S.

    11/06/2018 8:11:09 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 83 replies
    Breitbart - Europe ^ | 11-6-2018 | Victoria Friedman
    French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated calls for a European Union army, this time saying that it is needed to protect the bloc from China, Russia, and even the United States. The progressive leader, a proponent of greater EU federalisation which will result in the reduction in sovereignty for European nations, told Europe 1 Monday night that the bloc needs a “real European army”. “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Macron said, according to Agence France-Presse. (snip) “We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a...
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

    11/05/2018 2:38:49 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | David Rising, AP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London at a ceremony in Westminster Abby with Queen Elizabeth II. But while the leaders visit the capitals of Germany's wartime enemies, at home there are no national commemorations planned for the centenary of the Nov. 11 armistice that brought an end to the four-year war that killed more than 2 million of its troops and left 4 million wounded. Next week, German parliament is holding a combined commemoration of the 100th anniversary...
  • German domestic spy chief sacked for breaching neutrality rules [called SPD “radical left”]

    11/05/2018 8:17:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2018 9:40 AM | Thomas Escritt
    The head of Germany’s domestic security service has been dismissed for a speech in which he criticized government parties, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Monday. Seehofer said the speech made by Hans-Georg Maassen, in which he accused the Social Democrats (SPD), junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, of “naivety” and harboring “radical left” elements, was unacceptable. […] Germany’s ruling coalition had agreed in September to transfer spy chief Maassen to the Interior Ministry following accusations that he harbored far-right views. …
  • 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...
  • Global Markets Celebrate Election Of Bolsonaro and Downfall Of Merkel

    10/30/2018 4:52:39 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-30-2018 | John Carney
    Stocks around the globe rose in the wake of the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announcing she would step down as leader of her party. Brazilian stocks soared on Monday morning, pushing its benchmark Bovespa stock index up 3.1 percent to a record high. Stocks retreated later in the day, as investors booked profits from the run up in stocks that seen the iShares MSCI Brazil ETF rise more than 18 percent this month. Germany’s DAX 30 had its best daily gain in nearly two months, rising 1.2 percent. Italy’s FTSE MIB Italy index...
  • The NEW Merkel? Woman poised to take over from Chancellor [ Problem glasses wearing freak. ]

    10/29/2018 10:31:37 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 33 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 10, 29 Oct 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    The firm favourite appears to be from Merkel’s own Christian Democrats Party (CDU) – its secretary-general Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Kramp-Karrenbauer has been a close ally of her embattled leader, who faced a disastrous result at the ballot box recently. Today, CDU sources said CDU Kramp-Karrenbauer she will put herself forward for the top job at the party’s conference in Hamburg in December. Born in 1962, Merkel’s potential successor has been dubbed “AKK” in the German media and became the first woman ever to govern the German state of Saarland.
  • Merkel Announces She Won't Seek Re-election Amid Disastrous Immigration Policies

    10/29/2018 7:19:44 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 23 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-10-29 21:00 | Daniel Newton
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she will not seek re-election when her mandate ends in 2021 as pressure from citizens mounts over her disastrous immigration policies.