Category Archives: European Union

The stupidest man in Europe?

Did you know that it was the EU which defeated both German Naziism and Soviet Communism? No? Well then I think you should thank President of the European Parliament – Italian (IMHO) cretin Antonio Tajani – for helping us all better understand history. In a speech yesterday to the toothless, corrupt, pointless, misnamed ‘European Parliament’, that historical expert – (IMHO) braindead, Europhiliac, waste of skin Tajani – claimed that it was the EU which defeated both Naziism and Communism.

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Poland; The Country that Britain has twice betrayed

Charge of the Polish Cavalry At Vienna

One hundred years ago Poland was reinstated on the world map. On 11 November 1918, World War I was over and Poland became free after 123 years of geo-political oblivion. The current government, the Law and Justice party (PiS) makes no secret of its desire to preside over the centenary celebrations. Its success is largely attributed to campaigning on Polish national pride and ‘getting up off our knees’. Repeatedly accused by Western commentators of giving Polish nationalism a bad name, three years on, the Law and Justice remains the most popular political party. The way to a Pole’s heart and vote lies in posing as a defender of Poland’s sovereignty.

A free Poland is a relatively new reality.

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Europeanize America? Not on Your Life

If Europeanize were not a word, we would have to invent it, because that is what many are doing to America. Remember when candidate Obama was asked if he believed America is exceptional? He answered yes, but only in the sense that Britain, Greece, and other nations are exceptional.

As Gilbert and Sullivan said, “When everyone is somebody, then no one is anybody.”

If every nation is exceptional, none is.

It is not that Obama and his friends really think America is unexceptional. They may well believe it is exceptional, but that it should not be. So they do everything they can to end its exceptional nature, and to make it resemble other nations. They are Europeanizing America.

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Funding UNRWA: Are European Taxpayers Being Taken for a Ride?

At a meeting in Cairo this month, Arab and Muslim foreign ministers expressed concern about the fate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) after the US administration decided to cut all US aid to the agency. The ministers “underscored the importance of allowing UNRWA to continue playing a pivotal role in providing humanitarian aid” to Palestinian “refugees.” They also warned that “harming” UNRWA will aggravate the crisis in the Middle East.

If these Arab and Muslim countries are so worried about UNRWA and the Palestinian refugees, why don’t they step in to fill the vacuum and pay for the loss of the US funds? What is keeping them from pulling out their checkbooks and solving this “refugee crisis”?

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Salzburg summit: Austria leads EU’s anti-migrant drive

Metal barriers and huge tents were erected at the border, where refugees and migrants were sheltered and fed while their asylum claims were processed.

The Austrian government that has come to power in the wake of the crisis has made migration a priority of its European Union presidency.

This week, along with Brexit, migration is set to dominate the informal summit of European Union leaders that starts in Salzburg on Wednesday evening.

As political tensions on migrants run high in the EU, Austria has emerged as one of the hard-line voices.

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Facebook, Twitter, others have 1 hour to remove terror propaganda: EU bill

Strasbourg, France: The European Union on Wednesday proposed steps to force social networks and websites to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of receiving the order from authorities, or companies like Facebook and Twitter could face massive fines.

The legislation proposed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker marks a toughening approach after Brussels had relied on internet firms to voluntarily remove such content.

The internet has become a major tool for extremists carrying out attacks that have killed hundreds of people in European cities in recent years.

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Hungary Defiant in the Face of EU Censure

The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the European Union’s “fundamental values.” The EU has accused the Hungarian government of attacks against the media, minorities and the rule of law.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has denied the charges, and said they are a retaliation for his government’s refusal to take in migrants from the Muslim world.

The censure represents another salvo in a showdown between pro- and anti-EU forces over populism and nationalism ahead of European Parliament elections in May 2019.

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Hungary Censured as European Showdown Over Populism Takes Shape

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received an unprecedented European Union censure as a looming showdown over the bloc’s rising nationalism took shape.

Hungarian stocks and the forint weakened after EU lawmakers called for Orban’s government to face possible sanctions for eroding democratic standards. The recommendation now goes to EU governments, which are likely to spare Hungary the most serious sanction of suspending the country’s vote in the bloc as that would require unanimity and Poland has pledged to shield Orban.

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EU Unable to Neutralize US Sanctions against Iran

The European Union has announced a new regulation aimed at shielding European companies from the impact of US sanctions on Iran. The measure, which has been greeted with skepticism by the European business media, is unlikely to succeed: it expects European companies to risk their business interests in the US market for interests in the much smaller Iranian market.

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Donald Trump and Jean Claude Juncker agree deal to stave off trade war

Donald Trump and the European Union struck an unexpected deal and averted an all-out trade war on Wednesday night.

Following a meeting at the White House with Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, Mr Trump said there was a “new phase” in relations, and it was a “very big day for free and fair trade”.

He said the US and the EU had agreed to work toward “zero tariffs” on industrial goods, apart from cars.

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Mass Migration: “The Fatal Solvent of the EU”

“Far from leading to fusion, Europe’s migration crisis is leading to fission”, Stanford’s historian Niall Ferguson recently wrote. “Increasingly, I believe that the issue of migration will be seen by future historians as the fatal solvent of the EU”. Week after week, Mr. Ferguson’s prediction seems to be turning into a reality.

Not only does Europe continue to fragment as anti-immigration sentiment gathers political strength, but, as a result of the migrant crisis, the EU’s border-free internal zone, Europe’s most cherished prize after the Second World War, is now defined as “at risk” by the Italian government, among other governments, such and Austria.

Immigration is also redefining the intra-EU contract.

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Western Europe’s Disconnect On Islamic Antisemitism

From Sweden to Germany, Europe’s justice system fails its Jewish citizenry.

This past week, a Swedish court found two “Palestinians” and a Syrian guilty of attempting to set fire to Sweden’s second largest synagogue through use of petrol bombs. The terrorist attack occurred on December 9, 2017 in the city of Gothenburg, and though no one was hurt, some 20 people present in the synagogue at the time of the attack were briefly forced to seek shelter in the synagogue’s cellar.

Two of the perpetrators received two years in prison for their respective roles in the hate crime while a third was sentenced to one year and three months. The punishment meted out by the court represents a travesty of justice and is nothing short of farcical. In the United States, a similar crime would have resulted in far greater punishment.

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Hungary: the bad boy of the EU

Brussels fears Hungary because it refuses to bow to imperial technocracy.

According to the political establishment that runs the EU, Hungary has become a xenophobic, authoritarian society. The Hungarian government and in particular the prime minister, Viktor Orban, are continually denounced for their alleged violations of EU values. The mainstream Western media have picked up the message that it is okay to hate Hungary. They give the impression that Hungary is a totalitarian and viciously anti-Semitic society in which critics of the regime are silenced and the government dominates the media.

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