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  • Italy president summons Conte, possibly paving way for PM appointment

    05/23/2018 9:02:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/23/2018 | Reuters Staff
    Italian President Sergio Mattarella has summoned Giuseppe Conte for a meeting Wednesday, the president's office said, possibly paving the way for him to be appointed prime minister..... A presidential source said before summoning the little-known law professor, Mattarella has contacted the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right Northern League to receive confirmation that he remained their choice for prime minister......
  • Netanyahu awaits EU-28 to follow Jerusalem recognition while Mogherini insists on a shared capital

    12/11/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    New Europe ^ | December 11, 2017 | Irene Kostaki
    The EU’s foreign policy chief suggested that the bloc is in “full unity” in support of Jerusalem becoming the capital ...'of both Israel and a future Palestinian state',... adding that the EU’s member states and the EU institutions would not recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital before a final status peace agreement.
  • Turkey can still join EU: Mogherini

    05/02/2017 11:30:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    KOM News ^ | 29 April 2017 09:58 CEST | Federica Mogherini statement
    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini speaks during a press conference after their meeting at the Ankara Palace on Dec. 8. (© AFP Photo/Adem Altan) Turkey can still join the EU if it meets the necessary conditions, European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.Speaking to reporters following an EU foreign ministers meeting in Malta, Mogherini said “The accession process continues, it is not suspended, not ended (although) we are currently not working on any new chapters.”“The criteria are very clear, well known and if Turkey is interested in joining, as...
  • Federica Mogherini’s remarks at “Call to Europe V: Islam in Europe”, FEPS conference"

    07/04/2015 2:16:31 AM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 3 replies
    European Union External Action ^ | 25/06/2015 | staff writer
    "The idea of a clash between Islam and “the West” – a word in which everything is put together and confused – has misled our policies and our narratives. Islam holds a place in our Western societies. Islam belongs in Europe. It holds a place in Europe's history, in our culture, in our food and – what matters most – in Europe's present and future."
  • Mogherini to Pompeo: No alternative to Iran deal [EU foreign affairs chief]

    05/22/2018 10:35:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 05/22/18 05:37 | Ben Ariel
    The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, responded on to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech on Iran, in which he vowed that Washington would impose unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. In a statement quoted by AFP, Mogherini warned that there is “no alternative” to the Iran nuclear deal. “Secretary Pompeo’s speech has not demonstrated how walking away from the JCPOA has made or will make the region safer from the threat of nuclear proliferation or how it puts us in a better position to influence Iran’s conduct in areas outside the...
  • British MEP: “I’m Convinced We Are Seeing The Great Replacement”

    05/21/2018 6:55:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Shy Society ^ | 5/20/18
    Independent MEP Janice Atkinson has become the latest high-profile public figure to speak out about “The Great Replacement” which argues that native Brits and Europeans are being systematically replaced through mass, uncontrolled immigration.Writing in the Voice of Europe following an exclusive by Shy Society over an English Heritage training programme excluding white people, the South East England MEP says that when she first read about the theory she thought it was an “over reaction”. But the former UKIP politician has recently changed her mind and is now “absolutely convinced” that The Great Replacement is a concerted effort by globalist elites...
  • Italy Latest: Outsider Parties Propose Prime Minister To President, EU and Pro-EU Forces Furious

    05/21/2018 6:57:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Italy's insurgents defiant as bond spreads surge and EU threats build" Headline from "The Telegraph" in London May 21, 2018 "They have nothing to worry about. The government that we want to form wants to make Italy grow and create jobs, to bring companies to Italy that invest, to make work more stable" League leader Matteo Salvini as quoted by the Associated Press May 21, 2018 The two political parties who combined achieved 50 percent of the popular vote and solid majority of seats in Italy'a two houses of parliament (Five Star and League) have told the President of Italy...
  • Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

    05/21/2018 4:21:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Mon 21 May 2018 08.36 EDT | Jon Henley
    Om krisen eller kriget kommer (If crisis or war comes) explains how people can secure basic needs such as food, water and heat, what warning signals mean, where to find bomb shelters and how to contribute to Sweden’s “total defence”. The 20-page pamphlet, illustrated with pictures of sirens, warplanes and families fleeing their homes, also prepares the population for dangers such as cyber and terror attacks and climate change?… “Although Sweden is safer than many other countries...If you are prepared, you are contributing to improving the ability of the country to cope with a major strain.” Similar leaflets were first...
  • Germany and EU partners scramble to save Iran deal

    05/21/2018 4:45:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 May 2018 14:54 CEST+02:00
    Germany is leading the charge to rescue the Iran deal and the economic inroads German and European companies have made into the restricted economy since 2016. EU leaders are keen to salvage the deal shaped by Obama’s administration after President Trump on May 12th pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The deal, in which Iran committed to denuclearize in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, was signed by Iran, the US and the international community in 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and a host of other EU leaders have...
  • Trump and Pompeo's plan for Iran: It's risky, but it has a chance of succeeding

    05/21/2018 7:52:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 21, 2018 | 10:31 AM | Mark Dubowitz and Richard Goldberg
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech on Monday outlining President Trump's new strategy to counter the Islamic Republic of Iran: Intensify the Iranian regime's ongoing liquidity and political crisis to induce fundamental changes in behavior across a range of malign activities. In short, maximum diplomacy backed by maximum pressure. Pompeo's speech today was a reply to the critics of the administration's Iran policy who have argued that Trump had no "Plan B" for the day after his May 8 decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. That deal gave the Islamic Republic patient pathways to...
  • Iran accuses Europe of insufficient support for nuclear deal

    05/21/2018 6:17:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2018-05-21
    The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister told the EU’s energy chief on Sunday. Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for energy and climate, said Tehran wanted the 28-nation bloc to act fast to preserve its oil trade with Iran, and to consider making direct euro-denominated payments for Iranian oil to Iran’s central bank, bypassing the U.S. financial system. “With the withdrawal of America .... the European political support for the accord is not sufficient,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told...
  • Macron rules out trade war over Iran deal as firms flee

    05/21/2018 7:35:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    SOFIA (Reuters) — French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out on Thursday any trade war with the United States over its withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal as a wave of European companies quit business with Tehran, fearing the global reach of U.S. sanctions. European Union leaders united behind the 2015 accord, and Brussels announced it would launch a legal process banning EU-based firms from complying with the sanctions that U.S. President Donald Trump has reimposed on Iran. However, corporations face the choice of trading with the biggest economy in the world, the United States, or with Iran, risking sanctions and...
  • Multinationals abandon Iran despite EU efforts to rescue nuclear deal

    05/21/2018 7:08:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 18/5/2018 | Ahmed Y. Hamza
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The European Commission has launched a process to protect the interests of EU companies investing in Iran as part of its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal. However, a number of firms are already pulling out to protect their far larger US investments from sanctions. ...snip However, multinational companies have not waited for EU leaders to find a way around US sanctions. Some have already begun cutting trade with Iran. On May 16, French oil company Total announced its intension to end its project in Iran unless it is exempted from sanctions after the US pulled...
  • Mike Pompeo threatens 'strongest sanctions in history' and vows to 'crush' Iranian proxies

    05/21/2018 6:39:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 May 2018 • 10:54am | Ben Riley-Smith, Nick Allen
    Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, said the Iran nuclear deal put the world at risk. He also called on on European countries to help ramp up economic pressure on Iran as he outlined America's ‘Plan B’ to the nuclear deal. Delivering his first major foreign policy speech since taking the job, Mr Pompeo doubled down on the United States’ decision to quit the agreement earlier this month. He framed the 2015 deal as allowing Iran to increase its malign influence across the Middle East on the back of funding from renewed trade with the West. He said: "The...
  • Broken fighter jets, grounded helicopters and idled tanks: Germany's military is ailing

    05/21/2018 7:52:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Erik Kirschbaum
    There are so few German army helicopters available for the troops that pilots have been forced to train in bright yellow civilian choppers leased from the German Automobile Club. A chronic shortage of spare parts and assorted technical woes have grounded 29 of the Bundeswehr's 130 camouflage-green helicopters. Acute shortages of parts have also left only 39 of the Luftwaffe's 128 Eurofighter jets combat-ready — idled along with nearly half of the armed forces' 224 Leopard tanks and five of its six submarines.
  • Italy’s Five Star and League parties to unveil eurosceptic government

    05/21/2018 5:40:52 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2018-05-21
    The leader of Italy's far-right League party announced on Sunday that it had reached an agreement with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on a nominee to be the country's next prime minister. Matteo Salvini said the two eurosceptic parties had also selected members of the cabinet after intense political wrangling. "We are agreed on the head and the ministers of the government and we hope that no-one will veto a choice that represents the will of the majority of Italians," Salvini said, adding that neither he nor Five Star Movement chief Luigi Di Maio would take the role of premier....
  • John Brennan and Baltic Spies Teamed Up to Defeat Trump

    03/28/2017 6:54:17 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 03/28/17 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The origin of the Obama administration’s investigation of imaginary Trump-Russia collusion remains murky, but this much is clear: John Brennan, Obama’s Trump-hating CIA director, stands at the center of it. Brennan pushed for a multi-agency investigation of the Trump campaign, using as his pretext alleged intelligence from an unnamed Baltic state. That “intelligence” was supplied at the very moment Baltic officials had their own political motivation to smear Trump. “Last April, the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was – allegedly – a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Is the new Italian Government a bigger threat than Brexit? 1/2 20th May 2018

    05/20/2018 8:04:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/20/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :52)"...... but other things are going on and there's a, I really think very big story out there and you'd struggle if you went through today's newspapers to really find it, the 'Sunday Times' has done more on it than anybody else, but it's what's going on in Italy. Often we get the impression in this country from those that wish us to remain in the European Union and would like to force a second referendum on us that we're the ones with the problem that everything in Brussels and across the EU is hunky dory. Well...
  • EU on "Alert"-Italy president expect to confirm new Eurosceptic government today

    05/20/2018 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    The Express ^ | 5/21/2018 | Joseph Carey
    Italy's President is expected to confirm a coalition between the League and the Five-Star Movement (M5S) today, cementing the nation as having one of the most Eurosceptic governments on the continent. Sergio Mattarella will be asked to approve the formation of the coalition government today-the two parties have been in talks since March's election......... Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the Five Star Movement, sent a stern message to the EU yesterday by insisting that he will attempt to renegotiate EU rules as part of an effort to put Italians first.....
  • 'Absurd and incomprehensible': France warns that US-China trade deal could cost Europe

    05/20/2018 3:45:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 20 May 2018 15:00 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Europe could end up rueing a potential new deal between China and the United States after the two sides stepped back from a trade war, France’s Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned on Sunday. “The United States and China risk entering an agreement at the expense of Europe if Europe is not capable of showing a firm hand,” Le Maire told CNEWS television. “The United States wants to make Europe and European countries pay for China’s bad behavior. All of that is totally absurd and incomprehensible for allies,” he said. His comments came after a joint statement issued in Washington...