The European Union has introduced a new mechanism for screening foreign investment.
It’s widely believed to have been prompted by concerns over China’s economic ambitions in Europe.
It will allow the European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – to give an opinion when an investment “threatens the security or public order” of more than one member state or undermines an EU-wide project such as the Galileo satellite project.
In March, the European Commission called China a “systemic rival” and a “strategic competitor”.
Thunberg stated, “I want you to act as if the house is on fire. I have said those words before, and a lot of people have explained why that is a bad idea. A great number of politicians have told me that panic never leads to anything good, and I agree. To panic, unless you have to, is a terrible idea. But when your house is on fire and you want to keep your house from burning to the ground, then that does require some level of panic …”
…The legislation, proposed by the Commission last year, gives internet companies one hour to remove offending content after receiving an order from a “competent authority” in an EU country.
“Terrorist content” includes material that incites or advocates for terrorist offences, promotes the activities of a terrorist group or teaches terrorist techniques, according to the draft text.
In the original text, companies are also expected to take “proactive measures” to stop the spread of terrorist content.
This includes using automated tools to prevent content that has previously been removed from being re-uploaded.
Oh I’m sure this will work just fine.
“Let us not forget, as we are so fond of saying and forgetting. Let us not forget that the war that started Europe off now went on within its borders, the most senseless war of all, the war against the Jews. In its second civil war of the twentieth century, Europe liquidated its Jews in a process of industrial murder that harnessed the worst of human passions, and so bequeathed to the world, alongside the Sistine Chapel, the legal idea of crimes against humanity. Two thousand years later, maybe more, Europe finally gets its comeuppance. Having emptied itself of its Jews, the continent is now bankrupt. Only an idea of itself remains, and the idea now turns against its one legitimate child that thrice in a century came to its rescue: America. For America is anything but Europe, the Europeans would have us believe, just as the Jews were anything but Christian. Indeed, to the intellectuals still clinging to the Enlightenment, America is European design in poor taste. Even its crimes are not quietly and properly swept under the rug.”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the upcoming EU Parliament elections as an event where “Europe will choose its future”.
“Will Europe remain European or will we give way to the masses coming from other cultures? We will decide whether we protect our Christian European culture or give way to multiculturalism”, he underscored.
Citing “flawed legislation and widespread harmful myths and gender stereotypes,” the shocking report, titled ‘Time for Change: Justice for Rape Survivors in the Nordic Countries,’ decries “endemic impunity for rapists across the region.”
The European Union’s Progressive-Left post-nationalist leadership is set on challenging the sovereignty of nation-states, by eliminating borders and letting in millions of Muslims. This policy has already contributed to moving the “old” European continent towards a new Europe, occupied by new people with a new culture. Apparently, opening the continent to millions of mostly unqualified migrants who refuse to assimilate, and who drain the coffers of their host countries, seems like the preferred solution to the negative birthrates among the Europeans.
The migration shock that is endangering Europe is felt most keenly in Belgium where 1 million people migrated to a country of 10 million, resulting in cultural separatism, the rise of Salafism and terror. What is Europe doing about it?
“Europe’s migration crisis is leading to fission”, Stanford historian Niall Ferguson wrote. “I believe that the issue of migration will be seen by future historians as the fatal solvent of the EU”.
Files on a hard drive dropped by an ISIS fighter in Syria have revealed the terror group is preparing for revenge attacks.
Ireland’s Senate recently voted to support organizations, many headed by terrorists , in imposing a boycott on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. This, while hardly ever uttering a critical word about countries such as China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Turkey, Mauritania, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, Nigeria, Sudanor South Sudan. The singling-out of Israel probably tells more about Ireland’s longstanding history of anti-Semitism than about the country it has been targeting, particularly since it ignores that state’s major contributions to world, including in the field of medicine. Take, for example, cancer research.
The national executive director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund, Mark A. Israel, recently explained why a tiny country such as Israel — in which the “rate of cancer deaths for Jews… is among the lowest in the world” — has made so many important strides in the fight against the deadly global disease for which there is not yet a cure.
According to reports at I24 news and Israel’s channel 13 the head of MI6, Great Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service visited Israel in secret this week to meet with his Israeli counterparts regarding coordinating intelligence efforts over concerns that Iran may be gearing up to make the leap to developing a nuclear weapon. Despite this, the Democrats are demanding that the US reenter the flawed JCPOA.
Dubbed Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), the limiters will use GPS data and/or traffic sign recognition cameras to determine the speed limit of the road a vehicle is travelling on. Engine power will then be limited to match this, preventing the car from exceeding the speed limit. It will be possible to override the system by pushing hard on the throttle, however the system will be engaged every time a car is started.
MUNICH — European leaders have long been alarmed that President Trump’s words and Twitter messages could undo a trans-Atlantic alliance that had grown stronger over seven decades. They had clung to the hope that those ties would bear up under the strain.
But in the last few days of a prestigious annual security conference in Munich, the rift between Europe and the Trump administration became open, angry and concrete, diplomats and analysts say.
A senior German official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak on such matters, shrugged his shoulders and said: “No one any longer believes that Trump cares about the views or interests of the allies. It’s broken.”
It’s broken because your governments are free-loaders.
…Today, the country is confronted by two different waves of anti-Semitism, experts say; one expressed by second-generation Arab and African Muslim immigrants, and a more “traditional” anti-Semitism that has been around for years, and, which some argue, is resurfacing with the anti-government yellow vest protest movement. It has manifested itself in myriad ways, they say — not just in attacks against Jews, but also vulgar anti-Semitic graffiti against President Emmanuel Macron, a former banker at Rothschild.
Joram van Klaveren, an ex-member of the notoriously anti-Islamic Party for Freedom (PVV), told Dutch TV show NieuwLicht that while writing his book, he “came across more and more things that made my view on Islam falter.”
“It feels a bit like a religious homecoming for me,” he said in an interview.
PVV founder, right-wing politician Geert Wilders, denounced van Klaveren’s conversion following the announcement, comparing it to “a vegetarian going to work in a slaughterhouse,” the Independent reports.
…It’s worth noting that van Klaveren was not really all that “far-right” to begin with. He left Wilders’s party after Wilders said he wanted fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, which seems like common sense. The Netherlands is, after all, quite a small country, and there’s no reason why there should be a moral imperative for it to absorb more Moroccans.
However, on a deeper level this reflects the pattern described in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission. As has been noted before, those disgusted with the spiritually exhausted Western Civilization are going to look for alternatives.
…As Islam reaches a critical mass within the West, expect more conversions and even the creation of a new form of the faith.