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Mar 21 08:32

'A DISGRACE!' LBC host SCREWS UP & bins Jean-Claude Juncker's 'nauseating' letter to Putin

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker has been heavily criticised for his “nauseating” letter to Vladimir Putin to congratulate the Russian president on his election victory.

Mar 21 08:22

EU proposes new digital tax for US tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon

The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter the bad-tempered trade row pitting the EU against US President Donald Trump.

European Union officials unveiled Wednesday proposals for the levy which could heap more problems on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world.

EU Economics Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici presented his proposals in Brussels aimed at recovering billions of euros from mainly US multinationals that shift earnings around Europe to pay lower tax rates.

This current legal vacuum is creating a serious shortfall in the public revenue of our member states,' France's Moscovici told a press conference in Brussels.

'We estimate this could generate at least five billion euros a year if the tax is imposed at three percent.'

Mar 20 17:58

Iceland’s New Prime Minister is a 41-Year-Old Anti-War, Pro-Environment Feminist

Go, Iceland! The country that gained notoriety for jailing 29 corrupt bankers has a new prime minister, and she is a pacifist environmentalist who believes in gender equality.

Mar 20 10:39

Shocking EU Reforms: Ukraine’s Public Debt Doubles In 4 Years, While Personal Incomes Halve

The Ukrainian economy is in a catastrophic state after four years of “euro-reforms,” said ??Viktor Medvedchuk, head of the public movement “Ukrainian Choice – People’s Right.”

“At the end of 2013. Ukraine’s state and publicly guaranteed debt was 40% of GDP, and by the end of 2017 it had more than doubled, exceeding 80% of GDP. In 2013, Ukraine’s GDP per capita was more than $ 4,075, and in 2016 decreased to $ 2221.

Mar 20 10:36

Thousands Of Children Disappear From Sweden

Almost 4,500 migrant children have disappeared in Sweden over the past four years. This happened after they received notification of their deportation in response to asylum requests.

According to the authorities, they cannot account for 4492 children in the given time. This figure includes both those who arrived in the country on their own and those who came with their parents. According to the Swedish Agency for Migration, only in the first two months of 2018, 223 children disappeared. A year earlier, the indicator for the same period was a little lower – 152.

Mar 20 10:34

Blairite Labour MPs ‘Plot New Pro-EU Party’ with Lib Dems and Tory Europhiles

Senior Labour MPs opposed to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership have been meeting with the Liberal Democrats in secret talks about setting up a “centrist” pro-Brussels party, sources have claimed.

The Labour leader’s caution over blaming Russia for the Salisbury poisoning was a “watershed moment” that “has caused a number of people to question why we are in this party”, a former member of the Shadow Cabinet told The Times.

Hoping to launch a new party in Spring 2019 after Brexit, sources present at the meetings said ‘Start Again’ has emerged as its working title out of a range of possible names, including Back Together, the Democrats, and Regain.

Politicians involved in the talks include past Labour leadership candidate Chuka Umunna, former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie, and Anna Soubry, the arch-globalist Tory MP who claimed it was a “myth” that mass migration put pressure on public services because migrants are “fit young men”.

Mar 20 09:08

‘Caught Red Handed’: Soros-Funded Body Lobbying Germany to Put Pressure on Hungary

The head of a Soros-funded organisation described how his group lobbies Germany to pressure Hungary into abandoning its NGO transparency law.

Balázs Dénes detailed how the Civil Liberties Union for Europe, supported by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF), attempts to influence Germany via its links to think tanks close to the German government, according to recordings obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

Dénes described his main target as Hungary’s NGO transparency law which seeks for greater transparency of foreign-funded bodies in the country — directly affecting Soros’s open borders charities and pressure groups.

“We work very strongly. I’m having a meeting this week with a think tank, an organisation which is influencing the German government and the Foreign Ministry of Germany, and I’m bringing them copies of the law, just translated from Hungarian, and I’m explaining [to] them what they can do against it,” Dénes is reported to have said.

Mar 20 08:31

Rise of the ‘Weimar Triangle’: Merkel calls for restart of alliance with Poland and France

ANGELA Merkel has travelled to Poland for top-level talks in a bid to revive the “Weimar Triangle” alliance and work through their different views on migration, energy and the future of the European Union.

Mar 20 08:30

How Soros is Trying to Influence Political Situation in Czech Republic, Slovakia

American billionaire George Soros could apparently have had a hand in the recent Slovak crisis, Petr Zantovsky, a lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague, told Sputnik, at the same time expressing doubts regarding the West's potential intentions to kick-start a color revolution in the Central European state.

US billionaire George Soros-linked nongovernmental organizations in Central European states are focusing on "Russian influence" on society, political analyst Petr Zantovsky, a lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague, told Sputnik.

The analyst, who is researching the activities of Soros-funded media outlets and organizations and their influence on public opinion in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, pointed to such platforms as Neovlivni.cz, Hlidacipes.cz and the analytical center European Values (Evropské hodnody).

Mar 20 08:29

Ukraine urges EU sanctions against former German Chancellor Schröder over links to Putin

UKRAINIAN foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin has urged the EU to level sanctions against former German Gerhard Schröder over his links to the Kremlin as he dubbed the 73-year-old “Putin’s most important lobbyist”.

Mar 20 08:28

Internal border checks must stay until EU can ‘effectively’ shield its borders – German minister

Internal border checks must stay in place in Germany for as long as the EU fails to protect its external borders, newly-appointed German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, slamming the Schengen Agreement.

“As things stand now, there are not too many border points in Germany that are permanently occupied,” Seehofer told German weekly newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag.

Mar 19 18:43

German City Sets an Example by Providing Organic Food to First Graders

When it comes to making the organic food industry successful, Nuremberg, Germany, is a shining example of what is possible. One of the city’s initiatives is to gift first-graders with yellow lunchboxes filled with organic food on their first day of school.

Mar 19 15:55

Poland To Expel Russian Diplomats, Follows Britain’s Lead

The Polish publication Gazeta Prawna, citing sources in the government, reports that in Warsaw they are considering the possibility of expelling Russian diplomats and imposing economic restrictions. In addition, sanctions may be imposed against the close circle of President Vladimir Putin.

The journalists found out that sanctions were supposed to be introduced last week, but decided to wait for the results of the presidential election first. The head of the Polish government, Mateusz Moravetski, has already held talks on this topic with British Prime Minister Theresa May. At the moment, Warsaw insists on sanctions against Russia at the level of the European Union, but is also ready for independent action.

Mar 19 12:10

SWEDISH MUSEUM ACCELERATES THEIR CULTURAL COLLAPSE BY TURNING VIKING ARTIFACTS INTO SCRAP METAL

Following the revelations of one of its angry archaeologists, it emerges that the curators of Stockholms Länsmuseum have been ordering the systematic destruction of newly found artifacts from the Iron Age and the Viking period under the guise that it would be too burdensome to process.

Coins, arrow heads, ritual amulets, weapons, jewellery and weights that were kept in the past are now directly dumped into metal recycling bins upon discovery instead of being treasured and displayed.

Mar 19 12:05

Spain: Unrest continues after death of Senegalese street vendor

Mar 19 11:16

SHOCK FOOTAGE | Violent Migrants Rampage In Madrid

Here's all the raw video. Shite gets absolutely nuts in the first clip...

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Mar 19 09:39

Parties across UK nations sign pledge to REVERSE Brexit amid Northern Ireland warnings

POLITICIANS from across the British Isles are pledging to unite to force the UK back into the European Union after it was claimed the Northern Ireland border issue is a “a powder keg” which could ignite at any moment.

Mar 19 09:38

‘Utter folly!’ Remoaners try to use Russian poisoning as reason to STOP BREXIT

REMAINERS hell-bent on stopping Brexit are to claim the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury illustrates why the UK needs to remain in the European Union.

Mar 19 09:34

39 Arrests in Crackdown on Albanian Crime Rings Facilitating Illegal Immigration

Albania police have arrested 39 people in a crackdown on crime rings illegally sending about 1,000 Albanians to Britain, the United States and Canada.
Police chief Ardi Veliu said Saturday that, after months of an international investigation, authorities have identified seven criminal structures in ten countries in Europe and overseas that helped Albanians emigrate illegally by “falsifying travel and identity documents of European Union countries.”

Each had paid from $9,750 to $30,000 for the forgeries.

In addition to those arrested, 12 people are still at large, including two Bulgarians. Police have also confiscated computers, cellphones, vehicles, cash, different documents and weapons in the case.

Fighting organized crime and illegal trafficking remain key challenges for Albania, a NATO member since 2009 which is hoping to launch EU membership negotiations this year.

Mar 19 09:19

UK conspiracy of silence – rape gangs exposed – truth teller’s Twitter account shut down

For MANY years, law enforcement in the UK has studiously ignored and rejected young girls’ claims of serial rape by gangs.

These gangs “groom” the girls with drugs and alcohol—and eventually physical coercion. Sometimes the girls are trafficked to other locations in the country where they are preyed on and raped.

A major reason the police have been sweeping these crimes under the rug? Political correctness. Fear of being labeled racist. Because…

Well, here is what just happened to Tommy Robinson (twitter), as Breitbart reports:

“The controversial activist Tommy Robinson has been suspended from Twitter for quoting research which found that nearly 90 per cent of convicted grooming gang members in the UK are Muslim.”

Mar 19 09:19

Marco Polo in reverse: how Italy fits in the New Silk Roads

Italian engineers and Chinese traders are looking to transform Venice into a key hub with an offshore-onshore port system, known as Voops, to rival northern European ports such as Rotterdam

Mar 19 08:12

US senators urge Trump to block construction of Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A group of Republican and Democratic senators is urging the White House to use all options to block the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aimed at delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany.

Mar 19 00:37

Russian Central Election Commission Comes under Cyberattack

There is an ongoing cyberattack on Russia’s Central Election Commission, targeting its information center, according to the body’s secretary. The commission’s website earlier came under a DDoS attack from 15 countries.

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Mar 18 10:21

How Britain would cope if Vladimir Putin shut off the gas pipes in Russia's new Cold War with the West

If Moscow was to turn off its gas pipelines, the power would go out across eastern Europe almost overnight.

Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia are close to being almost 100 percent dependent on Russian energy.

Nearly 30 percent of the fuel used to power homes in Germany comes from Moscow - even Italy would only last 15 days without access to Putin's power taps.

Mar 18 10:03

“Jews Control Swedish Media” MP Quits

Swedish Democrat party member of Parliament Anna Hagwall has announced her resignation from all party posts and will not stand for reelection in 2018 after a furor following her exposure of the fact that a single family of Jews control the Swedish media.

Mar 17 10:06

In the USA/NATO grip

During the first half of March, two major war exercises are underway - one in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily, the other in Israel - both led and supported by USA/NATO commands and bases in Italy.

At the Dynamic Manta 2018 - a submarine war exercise, supported by the Sigonella and Augusta bases and the port of Catania in Sicily - naval forces from the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Greece and Turkey participate with 5,000 men, surface ships, sub-marines, airplanes and helicopters.

The exercise is led by the NATO Command headquartered in Lago Patria (JFC Naples), under the command of US Admiral James Foggo. Appointed by the Pentagon as his predecessors, at the same time he commands the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, whose headquarters are in Naples Capodichino.

Mar 17 09:57

In the USA/NATO Grip. War Games in the Mediterranean together with Israel

The exercise is led by the NATO Command headquartered in Lago Patria (JFC Naples), under the command of US Admiral James Foggo. Appointed by the Pentagon as his predecessors, at the same time he commands the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, whose headquarters are in Naples Capodichino.

Mar 17 09:50

EU powers propose new Iran sanctions to keep Trump in nuclear deal

France, Germany and the UK have proposed new sanctions targeting Iran in an apparent attempt to keep the US within the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran. New restrictions would target Iran’s missile program and activity in Syria.

The sanctions would be particularly imposed against Iranian nationals involved in the development of the country’s ballistic missile progam, Reuters reported, citing a document it obtained.

"We will therefore be circulating in the coming days a list of persons and entities that we believe should be targeted in view of their publicly demonstrated roles," the document said, referring to the people involved in the Iranian missile program and support of the Syrian government, as reported by Reuters.

Mar 17 09:50

EU Powers Push Iran Sanctions to Placate Trump

With the deadline President Trump’s ultimatum to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal rapidly approaching, EU parties to the deal Britain, France, and Germany are proposing new sanctions against Iran. The move is seen as an attempt to keep Trump satisfied.

The new sanctions proposed are EU-wide sanctions that would target Iran for conducting missile tests, something President Trump has complained about. Getting the sanctions imposed would require unanimous EU approval.

The assumption among the EU nations is that the sanctions would show President Trump that there are alternative ways of going after Iran that don’t involve withdrawing from the P5+1 nuclear deal, and that this will convince Trump that such actions are continuing during the deal.

Mar 17 09:26

Like Trump, EU aids theft of Jerusalem

The West’s policies on Palestine can be divided into two broad categories: the mindless and the misleading.

By deciding to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Donald Trump has behaved in a mindless manner. The most plausible explanation for why the US president did so is that acting like a pyromaniac endears him to his pro-Israel campaign bankroller Sheldon Adelson and to an extremist – mainly Christian – constituency.

Despite his propensity for telling lies, Trump has been more honest on this particular dossier than the European Union and its robotic representatives. They claim to be pursuing peace and a two-state solution, while aiding Israeli authorities that have no interest in either objective.

Scientific research has been accorded a high priority in cooperation between Israel and the EU. Israel is an active participant in Horizon 2020, an EU scheme aimed at encouraging innovation, which has been earmarked almost $100 billion over a seven-year period.

Mar 17 07:05

The Talk Israel Tried to Censor at the European Parliament

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By trading with Israel’s illegal settlements and supporting companies that are involved in the settlement enterprise, as defined by the OHCHR, the EU is violating both obligations of non-recognition and non-assistance.

The EU maintains a web of military relations, weapons research, banking transactions and settlement trade with Israeli companies, banks and institutions that are deeply implicated in human rights violations.

For instance>>>

Mar 16 19:26

GEORGE SOROS DEMOLISHED BY BREXIT MEP IN EU DEBATE ON BREXIT

"IF YOU DISLIKE THE EU AND GEORGE SOROS – THIS IS FOR YOU. FOR GERARD BATTEN SKIP TO 06:33. I have speeded up Soros because he speaks far to slowly."

Soros told his minions to borrow more money to pay for more migrants. Didn't go as he expected.

Mar 16 16:31

Fortress Sweden: Inside the plan to mobilize Swedish society against Russia

Roughly 220 miles of ocean separates Sweden from the heavily militarized Russian port of Kaliningrad. The country’s long, narrow shape leaves it vulnerable to air assault from multiple sides. And Sweden, along with neighboring Finland, are in the unique position as the only non-NATO aligned nations on the Baltic Sea.

Hence, the nation spent the Cold War years preparing to fend for itself against a great power invasion, drawing up plans for how to mobilize the entirety of the civilian population and infrastructure to defend its territory. And then the Soviet Union collapsed, a new era of peace dawned and those plans were left to fall fallow.

Now, Sweden is looking to change that.

Mar 16 09:36

SLOVAK PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS AFTER MURDER OF JOURNALIST KUCIAK AND FIANCÉE

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Rico resigned Thursday after widespread outrage in reaction to the murder of a journalist who reported on potential links between organized crime and government officials.

“Today I have offered my resignation to the president of the republic,” Fico told reporters. “If the president accepts it, I am ready to resign tomorrow.”

The journalist, 27-year-old Jan Kuciak, and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, were found shot to death in Kuciak’s apartment on February 26.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Rico to resign so abruptly, rather than cling on to power, may hint that he already knew of massive improprieties in the Slovakian government, and wanted to distance himself from it; but I have to reserve judgement here until all the facts are truly known.

Mar 16 07:06

Salisbury attack was a 'SMOKESCREEN' QT audience member claims 'plot to keep UK in EU'

THE SALISBURY attack that saw the use of a military-grade nerve agent used on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was branded as a “smokescreen” by a BBC Question Time audience member who blasted the incident as a desperate attempt for the UK to remain inside the European Union.

Mar 16 07:05

REVEALED: Civil servants plan UK to FUND EU army post Brexit in secret plot caught on tape

BREXITEERS were left outraged last night after secret tapes came to light indicating the UK was planning to pay for an EU army after Brexit.

Mar 16 07:02

Swedish Lady on Trial for Saying Migrants 'Drop IQ to Goldfish Level' - Report

Recently, several reports have indicated falling IQs in Scandinavia, leaving the public to ponder the implications of it. A far less scientific speculation by a Swedish lady who argued that continued immigration would result in a further drop of intelligence has, however, landed her in court.

A 65-year-old woman from the city of Jönköping has been charged with inciting hatred against a certain group of people for claiming that continued immigration will lead to lower IQ levels in the Nordic country, Swedish Radio reported.

"If it continues this way, the intelligence in Sweden will reach goldfish levels," the woman was quoted as writing in one of her posts in the Facebook group Stoppa maktmissbruket ("Stop the abuse of power").

Mar 16 07:01

Has Europe really recovered from its 2008 financial meltdown?

The mainstream media, and the economic pundits it favors, are rejoicing in the idea that Europe is “back in business,” following a fallow decade. A quick glance at Spain’s numbers suggests this hope may be forlorn.
With the exception of Germany, unemployment in major European Union countries has not returned to pre-crisis levels. Spain and Greece still have Depression levels of unemployment. France and Italy still have very high unemployment, with Italy having only recently fallen below the worst levels it experienced between 1990 and the introduction of the euro.

Mar 15 13:16

SPAIN CONFISCATES PROPERTY OF BASHAR AL-ASSAD’S UNCLE

The French customs service, in cooperation with its Spanish counterpart, confiscated the property of the current Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s uncle, which amounted to 600 million Euros. Quoting the French newspaper Le Figaro, the Russian news agency Tass reported that around 503 facilities worth 600 million Euros, owned by Rifaat Al-Assad and his relatives in the Spanish city of Marbella, were confiscated.

Mar 15 08:47

'EU uses left-wingers to sell its propaganda!' Italy's Salvini STUNS press conference

The leader of the Italian League party, who is in the run to form Italy’s new government after successful results in the Italian election, accused journalists interrupting him during a press conference of being “lefties” unhappy about the election results.

Mr Salvini was addressing the European Parliament in a press conference aimed at announcing his resignation as an MEP following his victory in the Italian Senate on March 4.

MEPs from the Europe of Freedom and Democracy party, of which Mr Salvini is a member, applauded the Italian politician as he began to address the EU Parliament.

Mar 15 08:39

Italy’s Financial System Will COLLAPSE and the ECB and EU Will Rule the Nation!

Mar 15 08:31

Europe’s digital single market hits the Bulgarian rocks

When Mariya Gabriel became the EU’s digital czar last July, tech insiders gritted their teeth and hoped for the best.

Here was a young MEP from not-quite-wired Bulgaria, suddenly put in charge of Europe’s digital strategy. Her mandate was nothing less than completing the digital single market (DSM), a €415 billion plan to make the EU a global tech hub.

What could go wrong?

As it turned out, quite a lot. Nine months after Gabriel began, lobbyists and EU officials ticked off their reasons for being disappointed in her leadership: plans to lift audiovisual geo-blocking restrictions risk being heavily watered down; discussions on telecoms reforms are floundering, despite a recent spectrum compromise; and attempts to broker a copyright overhaul for the digital age are similarly stuck in the mud.

“It’s extremely difficult to change or shift [the DSM],” said Czech Liberal MEP Dita Charanzová of Gabriel’s work. “She doesn’t have political weight.”

Mar 15 08:26

15,000 Dutch Teachers Reportedly Go on Strike Over Working Conditions

About 15,000 primary school teachers from three Dutch provinces went on strike demanding higher wages and better working conditions, local media reported Wednesday.

According to the DutchNews media outlet, the strike took place in the Flevoland, North Holland and Utrecht as part of the nationwide campaign launched in 2017.

The teachers criticize the government for failing to meet the shortage of primary school teachers in the country despite the fact that it would toughen in future and call on Amsterdam to spend more money on employment of teachers.

The next strike under the campaign is expected to take place on April 13 in the provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen.

Mar 15 08:22

NATO won’t invoke Article 5 on collective defense over UK claims against Russia — source

NATO sees no reasons for using Article Five of the collective defense treaty after London’s charges against Moscow in connection with the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergey Skripal, a diplomatic source in the mission of one of NATO’s member countries in Brussels told TASS on Wednesday.

"Using Article Five would be a disproportionate response to such an incident. Getting support from all allies (NATO member-countries - TASS) would be impossible. With a high degree of probability one should expect the NATO Council will hold security consultations under Article Four of the Washington Treaty (on collective defense)," the source said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally some sanity!

Mar 15 01:12

Rejoice: The Neocon Full Court Press For War Is Here

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Answer these questions. Where is Christopher Steele? Why asn’t he testified? If he refuses, why isn’t he being hounded by the media to answer questions about his Trump Dossier?
Now ask the more salient question, who benefits from this? Not Russia. Not the U.K. people. Not Europe.

The Neocon Cornered Snake

Look. The neocons are cornered. All of their major pushes to destroy Russia and Iran and control central Asia are collapsing. The EU is fast approaching a political crisis. The U.K. is still a loyal subject but the White House has a cancer at its center, Donald Trump. >>>

(*Article from Russia Insider .)

Mar 15 01:09

Playlist of clashes at the European Union.

Play-lists of clashes showing Soros' stooges are under seige. Dr Watson highlight the people taking Soros money.

Mar 14 14:14

Trade War: US Launches WTO Challenge Of Indian Export Subsidies

While we await the announcement of the trade war nuke - namely tariffs against China - moments ago the US Trade Representative announced the launch of a WTO challenge to Indian export subsidy programs, in the latest global trade skirmish which is likely to grow into something far bigger.

Mar 14 08:44

Italy VOLCANO threat: Seismic swarm of earthquakes hit ancient volcanic area

In Pisciarelli-Agnano, at least one nursery school had been evacuated already by 2.30pm when the largest tremor was felt by pupils, parents and residents.

The Director of the Vesuvius Observatory, Dr Francesca Bianco, has made an effort to calm fears among local residents as the tremors cause disruption to schools and local businesses.

Dr Bianco clearly took the view that in her capacity as Director of the Vesuvius Observatory, it was right to issue a statement that sought to clarify the situation for those residents who might have been affected.

In her statement, Dr Bianco suggested that nobody should be frightened by the tremors they might have felt over recent hours and that this situation - with earthquakes and tremors affecting the region - has been going on for a number of years.

Mar 14 08:43

Italy's Right-Wing Leader Says 'EU Policies Robbed Us of Future & Hope'

The results of the general election in Italy, which has always been an ardent supporter of the European project, showed that Italian voters support the eurosceptic parties, as the country's center-right coalition achieved a historic result, only just falling short of gaining an outright majority.

"Last Sunday's vote shows that the emperor wears no clothes," Matteo Salvini, the head of the re-branded Italian party The League, stated. He was referring to the results of the vote, which reflected increasing eurosceptic attitudes toward the European Union amid mass migration from Africa and a struggling economy.

"European policies have robbed us of the right to a future and to hope," the politician added.

Mar 14 08:34

Row between Serbia & Kosovo slowing European clocks by 6 minutes

Millions of clocks across Europe are running more than six minutes late because of diplomatic tensions between Serbia and Kosovo. The situation is so bad it is literally impacting the European electrical grid.

Unlike normal wall clocks and watches, which keep time using quartz crystals, electric clocks use the frequency of the power grid to keep time. Europe’s huge interconnected network, which spans from Spain to Turkey and from Poland to The Netherlands, is run at a frequency of 50 Hz, or 50 cycles per second.

Supply and demand can cause the frequency to rise and fall fractionally, but it always averages out to 50 Hz. If you’re really interested you can actually watch the grid frequency live on Swissgrid’s website.

Mar 14 08:25

EU Extends Anti-Russian Sanctions Over Ukrainian Territorial Integrity Breach

The Council of the European Union announced on Monday it was extending sanctions "over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity" of Ukraine for six months.

"On 12 March 2018, the Council prolonged the restrictive measures over actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine for a further six months, until 15 September 2018. The measures consist of asset freezes and travel restrictions. They continue to apply to 150 persons and 38 entities. An assessment of the situation did not justify a change in the sanctions regime," the statement read.

Other restrictive measures of the EU in response to the crisis in Ukraine include economic sanctions targeting some sectors of Russia's economy, as well as measures limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, which rejoined Russia in 2014.

Mar 14 08:24

Merkel: Europe Must Respond to Unilateral Actions by US on Trade

In the trade dispute between the US and Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel still sees hope for discussion and dialogue, she told reporters in Berlin at a joint briefing with the leaders of the parties that will make part of Germany's future government.

Merkel stressed that Europe must be ready to respond to the US unilateral actions such as imposition of trade tariffs, but the focus should remain on talks.

"If this unilateral action cannot be avoided, then we must think about how we can respond in a reciprocal fashion but I prioritize dialogue in the first place and there will be an opportunity for it," Merkel said.

Mar 14 08:23

Alleged EU Ultimatum for Non-Members: Take Your Refugees or Forget About Visas

Amid the migrant crisis and growing spending on refugees, Brussels is going to press transit or countries of origin to take back failed asylum seekers, threatening them with travel limitations for insufficient cooperation.

The European Commission is set to propose a new legislation for non-members to make them take back those refugees, who didn’t receive asylum, according to the German outlet Die Welt. The change in the existing visa codex, which is slated to be published on March 14, will deny visas to citizens of countries, which fail to cooperate.

This introduces two-step measures: first, visas will be denied to elites, including diplomats and service passport holders for three months. Then, if this period isn’t enough to fix the disagreements, the restrictions will hit all citizens as the number of consulate services will be reduced, e.g. with fewer working hours.

Mar 14 08:23

Kurdish Youth Group in Germany Vows to Turn Europe Into 'Rubble and Ash'

It seems that Germany may face the consequences of Turkey's ongoing military operation against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region.

Citing the Turkish military's Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin, a Germany-based left-wing Kurdish youth group has threatened to turn European streets into "rubble and ash," according to Deutsche Welle.

The warning came after pro-Kurdish protesters clashed with police across Germany late last week, which prompted Ankara to urge Berlin to take measures to protect Turkish citizens living in Germany.

Mar 13 11:07

Hungary’s Gold Repatriation Adds To Growing Protest Against US Dollar Hegemony

A country’s sovereignty is becoming the driving force of so many changes in the geopolitical sphere, today. Whether it is Brexit, surprise electoral victories in central Europe or a change in trade deals, sovereignty is at the forefront of so many of these decisions.

One of the first indicators that there was a change in the water when it comes to globalisation and international cooperation was through central bank gold buying and repatriation.

For some time now many central banks have been working on building up their gold reserves and ensuring they are stored on soil it believes to be safe and trustworthy.

The most recent central bank to make this change is that of Hungary. Last week it was announced that it intends to bring 100,000 ounces of its very limited 5 tonnes gold reserves, back home from the Bank of England.

Mar 13 07:16

German Media Confess to Underestimating Steve Bannon: He Is ‘as Dangerous as Ever’

Steve Bannon continues his tour of Europe, energizing the anti-establishment populist base, and the mainstream media cannot help but admit their admiration for his abilities, despite their dislike of his aims.

Mar 13 07:16

SPECTATOR: Eurocrat Martin Selmayr’s Power Grab Is ‘A Very EU Coup’

Jean-Claude Juncker’s chief of staff (pictures above, right) has engineered a dramatic “coup”, installing himself as the new Secretary-General of the European Commission, in what one senior Eurocrat has called “an impeccably prepared and audacious power-grab” at the top of the European Union.

Mar 13 07:15

Who needs Germany and France? Brussels bigwigs push Merkel and Macron aside on EU future

RADICAL plans for Eurozone reform championed by France and Germany have been put on hold, with the two countries failing to even express support for their own proposals ahead of a major summit later this month.

Mar 13 07:14

Poland will be next Brexit! Ex-Polish minister says anti-EU momentum will be hard to stop

POLAND’S eurosceptic movement is ret to trigger the Eastern European country following Britain out of the European Union, a former Polish minister has warned.

Mar 12 07:57

Plan for Scandinavian ‘Ice-Silk Road’ west moves ahead

n ambitious plan to build a railway between Rovaniemi in Finland and Kirkenes in Norway that would serve as an Arctic gateway for China’s Belt and Road project has beaten other competing proposals and has been selected by Finnish and Norwegian transport officials for further study. The link is designed to connect northern Europe with China and Russia’s Arctic Ocean deep-water ports.

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications said on March 9 that the US$3.4 billion plan, drafted by a group of Finnish academics and business leaders, is the one that best addresses the country’s logistical, accessibility and supply-security issues. The proposal for a routing to the Arctic Ocean via Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kirkenes was also found to be less costly.

Mar 12 07:40

EUROPE’S YOUNG AWAKEN

Mainstream parties dubbed far right by media are storming the citadels of the globalist liberal-left. The generation destined to suffer the loss of their homelands to Islamic multi-culturalism are increasingly voting for sanity.

Mar 12 07:17

EU has 'ONE YEAR left' - THIS election may DESTROY Merkel and Macron's superstate agenda

THE European Union face the biggest threat yet, according to a German political correspondent, who claims that Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron's EU agenda could be demolished by next year's European elections.

Mar 12 07:17

Senator suggests Israeli ambassador leave Poland after anti-semitism comments

A member of Poland’s ruling party has called on Israel’s ambassador to leave the country after alluding to a rise in anti-semitism. A new law criminalizing blaming Poland for Nazi crimes created tensions between the two states.

Prof. Jan Zaryn, senator for Law and Justice (PiS), was angered by suggestions that the actions of Poland’s ruling party were reminiscent of the widespread persecution of Jews carried out by the Communist Party in 1968. In an interview on Friday with wPolshe, Zaryn was clearly referring to the Israeli ambassador, Anna Azari, when he outlined, “if this is done by the ambassador of a foreign state, then maybe we have to ask this lady to leave this country.”

Mar 12 07:14

Germany's AfD Criticizes EU’s 'Export Hurdles', Supports Trump's Metal Tariffs

US President Donald Trump’s recent imposition of trade protectionist measures – specifically tariffs on steel and aluminum imports – have drawn widespread criticism, particularly from China and the European Union. Meanwhile, Germany’s Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party has taken a more understanding and supportive stance.

Kay Gottschalk, a member of the German Bundestag, who also serves as the AfD party’s deputy spokesman, defended Trump’s import tariffs, while describing his strategy as "clever."

"The EU Commission is shouting loudly because Trump charges punitive tariffs. It raises itself as the grail-keeper of free world trade, defending indirectly the abominable consequences of globalization: pollution, wage dumping and tax avoidance of large corporations. Trump's clever strategy is obvious. He destroys existing contracts so that he can replace them with new and better ones," Mr. Gottschalk was quoted as saying by an official AfD press release.

Mar 12 07:13

For the first time ever somebody is standing up to the EU! Farage on Trump’s trade war

NIGEL FARAGE has accused the European Union of “total rank hypocrisy” for complaining after President Donald Trump announced import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium.

Mar 11 13:43

Putin’s Missiles: Deterring an American Attack?

The nuclear poker game just became more exciting.

Putin’s March 1st presentation of new Russian weapons has been greatly misunderstood as a declaration of strategic parity or triumphalism.

Mar 11 10:12

EU RULE PREVENTS BRITISH COPS PROBING MPS’ FINANCES

British cops are unlikely to probe Keith Vaz’s property empire not least because of a rule protecting politicians from scrutiny placed in UK law at the behest of the European Union. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen asked the National Crime Agency to serve an unexplained wealth order on Vaz. Fortunately for Vaz measures put into the Criminal Finances Act (2017) mean politicians in the EEA can only be served with such an order if there is sufficient suspicion that they are involved in serious organised criminality. The Act states that to impose an order the High Court must:

“Be satisfied that the respondent is a politically exposed person, or there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that—(i) the respondent is, or has been, involved in serious crime (whether in a part of the Uited Kingdom or elsewhere), or (ii) a person connected with the respondent is, or has been, so involved […]

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