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  • Merkel Calls For Raising ‘European Army’ To Defend Against U.S.

    11/14/2018 3:05:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 83 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.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down as party leader

    10/29/2018 3:53:34 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2018 | Bianca Britton
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she will give up leadership of her center-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party after 18 years in the post, German media has reported. Merkel announced during a meeting with officials that she will not seek to run for re-election at the party's convention in December. But she made clear that she wanted to remain as chancellor, a position she has held since 2005, CNN affiliate RTL reported, citing party sources. Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies lose majority in crushing vote The announcement is a sign of Merkel's weakened power within her own party, and waning...
  • Trump's Merkel Moment -- and Ours

    10/22/2018 2:42:43 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Michael Walsh
    Three years ago, a horde of "migrants" from the Islamic ummah arrived suddenly in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, marching right through a sovereign nation without a care in the world. They were on their way to the promised lands of old Christendom, and the glittering, helpless welfare societies that tried to offer cradle-to-grave security but too late realized that it forgot the cradle part, and only had the grave to look forward to. Shortly thereafter, the Hungarians sealed their borders, built a fence, and enlisted other similarly minded countries in central Europe to join them in an adamant refusal...
  • Most Germans Citizens Want to Leave Country Due to Merkel's Open-Border Policies

    10/20/2018 4:02:59 AM PDT · by LoicW · 37 replies
    NN ^ | 10/19/18 | Paul Whitehead
    Over half of German citizens living under Angela Merkel's seemingly disastrous open-border regime want to leave the country, according to Die Welt - referring to a YouGov survey commissioned by financial services provider Transferwise.
  • The Odessa massacre: Remembering the 'Holocaust by bullets' (Ukraine)

    10/14/2018 9:13:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle (DW) ^ | 10/11/2018 | Anastassia Boutsko
    German and Romanian officials are attending a memorial service for the 30,000 people, mostly Ukrainian Jews, murdered on October 22-23, 1941. The massacre has been a long overlooked page of WWII history — until now. On October 12, 2018, Shalimovka, an area of new housing development on the outskirts of Odessa, will be the site of an unusual event. The German and Romanian ambassadors will make appearances there, and Holocaust victims' organizations will travel to take part, too. During the event, a speech from German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be read aloud, the RathsChor choir from the northern German city...
  • Angela Merkel’s CSU allies poised to lose majority in Bavarian state election

    10/14/2018 9:10:27 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | NewsWires
    The Christian Social Union (CSU), who have almost single-handedly ruled the wealthy beer-and-lederhosen state since the 1960s, are expected to lose their absolute majority, polls say. The other partner in Merkel's fragile 'grand coalition', the Social Democrats, are also set to do poorly while the far-right and anti-immigration AfD look certain to enter the state assembly. The biggest winners, however, may be the left-leaning Greens who have doubled their poll ratings to around 18 percent since the last state elections, which would make them the second strongest party. If the surveys prove correct, the Bavarian election will mark another step...
  • Bavarians vote in election that may spell doom for Merkel

    10/14/2018 12:38:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Atika Shubert
    Voters in the southern German state of Bavaria go to the polls on Sunday in a regional election that could shake the fragile coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The Christian Social Union (CSU) -- a conservative sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU) -- has dominated Bavarian politics for almost seven decades. Apart from a three-year period in the 1950s, the party has continuously governed the state since 1949. At this election, however, the CSU could lose votes to the anti-immigration, far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party and to the left-wing, environmentalist Greens.
  • Merkel threatens to scrap visit if illegal Bedouin village demolished

    10/03/2018 12:10:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/18
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to scrap her visit on Wednesday to Israel if the Jewish state destroyed the illegal Bedouin outpost of ...
  • Merkel warns Trump against 'destroying' UN

    09/30/2018 4:44:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 30 September 2018 16:10 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. The veteran leader — a close ally of Trump’s bugbear Barack Obama while he was president — added that she believed multilateralism was the solution to many of the world’s problems. […] In his second appearance before the UN’s annual gathering last week, Trump told the General Assembly that he and his administration “reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace...
  • Free-press conflict overshadows Merkel meeting Turkey’s Erdogan (in Germany)

    09/28/2018 3:54:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The elephant in the room when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday was the fundmantal disagreement between their countries on human rights. Germany has been very critical of Ankara on this score, while Erdogan has insisted that Berlin do more on German soil to go after detractors he claims are terrorists.At their post-meeting press conference, Merkel argued that the important thing was that the two sides were talking.“I consider the visit very important because when there are differences, a personal meeting is vital to resolve them,” Merkel said. Ties with Germany deteriorated following a failed...
  • Putin on the back burner as Orban flirts with Trump

    09/28/2018 12:40:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Moscow Carnegie ^ | September 24, 2018 | Maxim Samorukov
    Putin and Orban are increasingly conscious that their regular contacts have failed to bring the two countries closer together. In fact, despite its reputation as the EU’s most pro-Russian member-state, Hungary actually expelled a Russian diplomat in response to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, unlike fellow EU member-states Slovenia, Bulgaria, Austria, Slovakia, Greece. In the spring, Orban readily deployed anti-Russian rhetoric during Hungary’s parliamentary election campaign. Bela Kovacs, a member of the European Parliament from the Jobbik opposition party, was indicted for alleged spying on the eve of the vote, having faced accusations of being a Russian agent...