In a prophetic conference held in Vienna on May 7, 1935, the philosopher Edmund Husserl said, “The greatest danger to Europe is tiredness”. Eighty years later, the same fatigue and passivity still dominate Western European societies.
It is the sort of exhaustion that we see in Europeans’ falling birth rates, the mushrooming public debt, chaos in the streets, and Europe’s refusal to invest resources in its security and military might. Last month, in a Paris suburb, the Basilica of Saint Denis, where France’s Christian kings are buried, was occupied by 80 migrants and pro-illegal-immigration activists. The police had to intervene to free the site.
“These EU ultimatums also fail to take into account what a recent study showed: that the second most important factor in the radicalization of Muslims, after Islam itself, is the environment, namely the mosques and imams to which Muslims go and on which they rely. Although the internet evidently does play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, proselytizing Islam, plays a central role in this process.”
This isn’t about protecting citizens of the EU from terrorism, it’s about EU plutocrats trying to save their own skin from retribution for the crime of causing the Islamic invasion.
We all know that the EU has long forgotten what a democracy is but what is happening in the small Irish town of Lisdoonvarna with a population of about 300 people is beyond pale.
The European Commission (EC) on Thursday suggested what it called the one-hour rule: as in, that’s the timeframe within which social media companies and European Union (EU) member states should remove terrorist content.
Read between the lines.
Shortly after Angela Merkel’s nation-shaping decision to allow over a million migrants to enter Germany in 2015, her ministerial team set about explaining the motives behind her actions. While Merkel’s justification took the form of many divergent arguments one, in particular, was at the forefront of the Chancellor’s reasoning. Demographics.
…the EU’s jury rejected the submission of Székesfehérvár’s debut film: “There are too many happy white people and crosses, and not enough migrants,” the jury said.
A top European Union official has warned that migrant ghettos could become a ‘nuclear bomb’ of unrest and has urged the European Union to tackle the problem.
The EU has a war chest of £310 billion to spend by 2020 on its so-called cohesion policy as it tries to reduce inequality across the union.
European Commissioner for regional policy Corina Cretu says that the money is crucial to stop the segregation of migrants in harsh and dangerous ghettos.
Olaf Scholz, tapped to be Germany’s next finance minister, said Berlin will not lecture other EU states about their finances. His comments hint at an about-face in the eurozone’s policy of strict fiscal discipline.
We can trust him, politicians never lie.
Psychological tests on gay asylum seekers to ‘prove’ their sexuality break EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled today.
Hundreds of gay people from Africa, the Middle East and Chechnya have claimed asylum in the EU on the basis that they would be persecuted in their home countries.
Today’s ruling, which follows a similar decision in 2014, sets a precedent which should be observed in all 28 EU member states, including Britain.
Today, De Cock Buning was interviewed by Dutch newspaper NRC, and was asked: “Where is this headed? An EU control stamp for real and fake news?” She answered:
“That would be an option. But we’re not striving for something like a ministry of Truth. That’s certainly not the right direction.”
A number of government ministers were surprised to discover this week that, without notice, under their noses, an agreement was signed with the European Union that could have very significant implications for the State of Israel vis-a-vis the PA, B’Sheva revealed this morning, Thursday.
The chairman of the culture, media and sport select committee, which is conducting an inquiry into “fake news”, has given the social media giants until January 18 to hand over information the committee has requested.
Damian Collins said that if they fail to comply, the committee will consider sanctions that could be imposed, such as encouraging the advertising industry to withdraw business on “ethical” grounds.
Sweden and the EU should hand out entry permits so that foreign immigrants can legally go to Europe and then seek asylum in place. That’s the government’s investigator, environmentalist Maria Ferm, writes in a new proposal. The MP-led investigation wants immigration to continue and that more asylum seekers can get to Europe more safely.
Marine Le Pen, Tomio Okamura and Geert Wilders during a conference of the rightwing Europe of Nations and Freedom
The European Union is a “disaster” and a “danger” for Europe that has no place in its future, leaders of far-right European parties said at a gathering in Prague. They also vowed to develop cooperation outside the EU structures.
“Because we love Europe, we accuse the EU of killing Europe,” the leader of the French National Front, Marine Le Pen, told reporters at congress of European right-wing parties in the Czech capital, Prague. She also advocated the establishment of a new sort of union, which she defined as a “Europe of sovereign nations.”
“We are not xenophobes, we are opponents of the European Union,” she said. “I think this is something we have in common, because the European Union is a disastrous organization which is leading our continent to destruction through dilution by drowning it in migrants, by the negation of our respective countries, by the draining of our diversity.”
The furore over illicit slave auctions, highlighted in a recent CNN report, was thrust to the top of the agenda among the 83 heads of state from the EU and Africa gathered in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for a two-day summit.