If you think America feels slightly unstable at present, relax. At least you’re not European.
Currently, Britain is still going through the fallout from last year’s Brexit vote. A year after that shock result, Prime Minister Theresa May put herself before the public to strengthen her hand in negotiations with Brussels. In their wisdom, the British public responded by clobbering May in a general election that stripped her party of its majority in Parliament.
A leaked document from the European Union reveals that the EU presidency is calling for massive internet censorship and filtering.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a request to take the Palestinian militant group Hamas off the EU’s list of terrorist organizations. The tribunal has now referred the case back to a lower court.
Europe is the worst enemy of the US? You cannot be serious. Islamism, Russia, illegal immigrants… whatever, but surely not Europe! Are we not still together in NATO? Do we not conduct huge amounts of trade every day? Do we not share the same cultural roots, the same civilization, the same vision of the future? Did France not give the US her famous Statue of Liberty – “Liberty Enlightening the World?”
Not anymore. In a sense, Europe looks like a continent where American Democrats have been in power for 30 years, not only in the European states, but also at the level of the European Union.
Senior Italian government figures are threatening to issue European Union visas to 200,000 migrants, granting them unrestricted access to the bloc’s borderless Schengen Zone.
A glimpse into the dark malaise behind the EU project.
Recent elections in France, the Netherlands, and Austria, in which Eurosceptic populist and patriotic parties did poorly in national elections, suggest to some that the EU is still strong despite Britain’s vote to leave the union. Yet the problems bedeviling the EU ever since its beginnings in 1992 have not been solved. Nor are they likely to be with just some institutional tweaks and adjustments. “More Europe,” that is, greater centralization of power in Brussels at the expense of the national sovereignty of member states, is not the answer. The flaws in the whole EU project flow from its questionable foundational assumptions.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has accused the European Union of favouring terrorists after Brussels protested the terrorism trial of an asylum seeker in Hungary.
“Brussels is openly on the side of terrorists,” said the prime minister Monday in Budapest in Hungary’s parliament. Mr. Orbán heavily criticised the political bloc who passed a resolution protesting the imprisonment of an asylum seeker named Ahmed H. who was found guilty of terror charges, Die Presse reports.
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.
“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told a crowd at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany.
They’re gonna need that EU Army to deal with all the infidels protesting forced Islamization.
Douglas Murray offers a powerful critique of immigration, identity politics and Islam.
In The Strange Death of Europe, Douglas Murray argues, as the title suggests, that Europe is in its death throes. He reaches this conclusion by weaving together two arguments. First, there are too many migrants, especially of the wrong sort, entering Europe. Secondly, they are coming at a time when Europe ‘has lost sight of what it is’. Hence, he argues, ‘the movement of millions of people into a guilty, jaded and dying culture’ cannot work.
European Union leaders plan to move forward with the creation of an EU military headquarters within the next few days – and warn that Britain may still be expected to take part, even after Brexit.
Plans to set up a joint Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC) facility, agreed by all 28 member states in March, had been stalled by British objections to the facility having an operational military role.
It’s happening! Hungary and Slovakia are taking the European Union to court over refugees; specifically, the EU’s refugee distribution scheme.
In an exclusive interview with the Geller Report, British MEP Daniel Hannan — the other “Mr. Brexit” — said that the European Union (EU) is collapsing under its own weight because its borders are not “ethnographic.”
The results of the YouGov study, commissioned by the TUI Foundation and released Thursday, show that respondents from Germany and Greece were most in favor of democracy (62 and 66 percent), while France, Italy and Poland were the least convinced of its effectiveness (42, 45 and 42 percent).
I have just returned from Europe, where there has been an irritating outburst of complacency over recent political events there, from quarters with no right to indulge in it. The huge sigh of pan-European relief over the first round of the French election is completely unjustified. The only candidate who looked and sounded like a president of the French Republic, François Fillon, came third, because of unproved and politically motivated allegations of improper payments to his Welsh wife. The front runner is an untried, practically unknown, glib 39-year-old who claims to be a reformed socialist, Emanuel Macron. He has never been a political candidate before and is married to his former schoolteacher, 24 years his senior.
The biggest party in the European Parliament – which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is a member of – has called for a Europe-wide ban on face veils.
The European People’s Party (EPP) claims the measure would be beneficial for security, and help ‘human interaction’.
It also called for measures to avoid concentrating thousands of ‘third country nationals’ in any one place, and said welfare payments should be linked to ‘mandatory integration requirements’.