Category Archives: European Union

Bosses can ban workers from wearing Islamic headscarves or other religious symbols, EU’s top court rules

Bosses can ban workers from wearing headscarves, the top European Union’s court has ruled.

It is the court’s first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

On the eve of the Dutch election where Muslim immigration has been a major theme, the Court of Justice gave a joined judgement in the cases of two women, in France and Belgium.

More… Employers can ban female workers from wearing headscarves, European court rules

European Council Demands ‘Mechanisms’ to ‘Tone Down’ ‘Anti-Immigrant’ UK Media

Freedom Of Speech

The Council of Europe has claimed the UK media, “online sources”, and “certain politicians” are inciting “hate speech” and “hate crimes”, and demands the state strengthens “mechanisms” to “tone down” and silence such voices.

The Advisory Committee for the Council also said the “media should be promoting intercultural dialogue”, “training” journalists in the right way to report, and hiring more ethnic minorities.

Stripping terror suspects of British citizenship is lawful, European judges rule

European human rights judges have ruled that Theresa May’s policy of stripping British terror suspects of their citizenship while abroad to bar them from returning to Britain is lawful.

Judges at the European court of human rights (ECHR) unanimously threw out a claim by a Sudan-born terror suspect who took UK citizenship in 2000 that depriving him of his British passport violated his right to a private and family life.

The ECHR ruling also dismissed the man’s claim that he couldn’t properly appeal the decision from abroad because he feared that his communications with his lawyers would be intercepted by the Sudanese counter-terrorism authorities.

How the EU uses migration to batter democracy

Brussels has weaponised migrants, with disastrous results.

The Brexit vote is history. A closed or open Britain is the defining battle now’, read a Guardian headline in the wake of the Brexit vote. This has been the elite narrative ever since. The question of whether Britain will now turn in on itself or extend outwards, shun migrants or welcome newcomers, has preoccupied both sides of the post-Brexit debate. Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech was dedicated to dispelling the idea that Brexit was a victory for Little Englanders, and arguing that instead it was an opportunity for a truly global, internationalist Britain. Among staunch Remainers, the spectre of post-vote xenophobia has fuelled their campaign to soften or better yet scupper Brexit.

The Future of the European Union?

The European Commission has published a document outlining five scenarios for how the European Union could evolve within the next ten years.

The so-called White Paper on the Future of Europe, which will be presented at the Rome Summit on March 25, 2017 to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Union, is intended to be “the starting point for a wider public debate on the future of our continent.”

Each of the five scenarios is based on the premise that “the 27 Member States move forward together as a Union.” The document does not consider the possibility that the EU could collapse or break apart, or even that the powers of the EU be significantly curtailed.

Why the EU can’t make sense of the world and why its downfall is imminent

At its core, what is the EU? And why, despite its vast resources, does it seem perpetually unable to make sense of the world and meet its objectives? The two answers lie hidden in the EU’s very DNA.

First, there’s the EU’s primary internal contradiction: EU federalism is an ideology that propagates post-ideologism; a culturally amorphous post-ideological world.

Why Israel’s and Europe’s fates are intertwined

It’s a sentiment that only a few contemporary thinkers have touched on. And when they did, it was in a fleeting manner, without elaborating on why it is that if Israel falls, Europe will soon follow. It’s not a new sentiment. A year after the Six Day War, Eric Hoffer, America’s “blue-collar philosopher“, wrote a short paragraph about the matter…

President of Finland: Putin Not So Bad, NATO Lame, Greatest Threats To Europe Are Terrorism And Migration

The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö made it clear to CNBC last week that while Russia’s actions involving Crimea must come to a peaceful resolution, the most important issues facing Europe right now are terrorism and migration. Despite Finland pledging $55 Million Euros to NATO, Niinistö also made it clear that European nations need to ultimately be responsible for their own security.

Tipped U.S. Envoy to EU: Trump Will Say ‘No’ to ‘Failed’ ‘Anti-American’ Bloc

The man tipped as the next U.S. ambassador to the European Union (EU) has slammed the “undemocratic” and “anti-American” bloc, indicating the Trump administration will “encourage a reversal of the … drive to a socialist, protectionist, United States of Europe”.

In a furiously Eurosceptic article, Dr. Ted Malloch argued the U.S. could no longer support a federalist EU when putting “America, first”, as EU trade, foreign, and defence policies increasingly work against the interests of the U.S.

“Of course the Transatlantic Alliance must continue. Good European-American relations are absolutely essential. But European integration is not at all in America’s interest”, he wrote in The Parliament Magazine.

How refreshing!

‘Have you no SHAME?’ Le Pen slams Brussels as Canada-EU trade deal passed amid protests

BRUSSELS politicians voted to pass a landmark trade deal between Canada and the EU this afternoon following a fractious debate between MEPs and mass protests outside the parliament building in Strasbourg.

French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen launched a blistering attack on the proposed deal today, saying it would further enrich the powerful at the expense of working families.

She raged: “The CETA agreement was carefully hidden from citizens because none of you can justify it. You voted on it in private because debating in public, that’s something you hate.

“When citizens understand all of this they will never trust you again. That is why this is a terrible agreement. It will undermine thousands of jobs in Europe.”

To loud applause she blasted: “Are you not ashamed? You’re giving away our rights to legislate and you’re robbing our citizens of the protection of their rights that they expect from their representatives.

“You’re making it possible for multinationals to attack member states so you make sure no new legislation will displease them.


CBC Propaganda 1 has yet to ramp up it’s glowing LPC report…

Survey: 55 per cent of Europeans across 10 countries want immigration from Muslim countries halted

Most Europeans want to STOP migration from Muslim countries, study finds, as controversy rages over Donald Trump’s US travel ban

‘Sobering’ new figures reveal that more than half of Europeans favour banning immigration from predominately Muslim countries.

A survey carried out by London-based think-tank The Royal Institute of International Affairs found that 55 per cent of Europeans across 10 countries think further immigration from mostly-Muslim countries should stop.

The research by the institute, based at Chatham House, was carried out before Donald Trump introduced his controversial immigration ban in the US.

Donald Trump won’t take any ‘BULLS**T’ from EU warns US ambassador to Brussels

THE next US ambassador to the EU has laid down the gauntlet to Brussels warning that Donald Trump will refuse to accept any “bulls**t”.

Ted Malloch, Washington’s proposed new EU ambassador, shocked BBC presenters this morning when he used the swearword live on air.

The fiery diplomat also predicted the impending political collapse of the EU as President Trump continues to lay down the law.

During an interview with Pienaar’s Politics, he warned that Mr Trump will prove a rude awakening for the European Union.

The US economist took no prisoners during his live radio interview, rejecting the “baby talk and political correctness” of EU elites such as Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker and Guy Verhofstadt.

h/t JEH

EU leaders attack Donald Trump saying ‘we won’t be trampled on’ and warn of impact on the bloc’s future relations with US

European leaders have rounded on Donald Trump as Angela Merkel warned the US and UK that cutting corporation tax would represent a race to the bottom.

French president Francois Hollande accused Mr Trump of a lack of “respect” for the European Union after the US president dismissed the EU as a “vehicle for Germany”.

In a series of stark warnings, Mr Hollande said that there would be no future for European relations with the US “if the future isn’t defined in common”.