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Jun 15 08:12

The Jewish Lobby's Big Campaign Against Polish Identity

I commiserate with you, my Polish friends. It is very demeaning to be known not for the deeds of your ancestors, nor for mighty sword of Jan Sobieski that saved Vienna for Christendom, nor for the star lore of Copernicus, neither for the gentle muse of Mickiewicz and Chopin, but for something quite marginal for your culture and history, at least as marginal as Rastafarians are for the Brits.

Jun 15 07:34

A Norwegian MP Has Had Enough of Multi-Culturalism - But Who Is Behind It?...

Jun 15 07:21

These European Countries Are Refusing to Accept the Unchecked Influx of Migrants

Some overwhelmed countries have decided that enough is enough with regard to the open-door immigration policy.

They cite the refugees’ refusal to assimilate, increasing crime statistics (particularly against women), and no-go zones in which the migrants have banded together and created areas in which Europeans are not welcome.

Jun 14 16:19

After G7 Summit, Merkel Calls For European Rearmament

Following the collapse of the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada, the German government has intensified its campaign for trade war and military rearmament.

Only a few hours after US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter his refusal to agree to the G7 communique, Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democrats, CDU) was a guest on the Anne Will talk show on Sunday evening. She described Trump’s decision as “sobering and depressing,” and appealed openly for a more independent German-European militarist great power policy.

Jun 14 16:04

Farage Attacks Verhofstadt For ‘Lie’ That He’s A Pro-Putin ‘Fifth-Columnist’ Trying To ‘Kill’ The EU

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is part of a pro-Vladimir Putin “fifth column” attempting to “kill” the European Union, the EU Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator said during a heated session of the body.

Jun 14 16:02

Is Europe Too Brainwashed

Judging from statements made by G-7 leaders at the recent meeting, President Trump’s application of US sanctions to Europe and disregard of European interests, just as Washington dismisses every country’s interests except Israel’s, has not caused Europeans to disassociate from Washington’s hostility to Russia.

Jun 14 12:41

"I Would Recommend You Panic" - Peso Pounded, Lira Lashed, & Rand Routed As EM Crashes

The big headline maker of the day so far is not stocks but the FX markets as the dollar index exploded to 8-month highs (second biggest daily gain of the year) after a dovish Draghi sent EURUSD tumbling...

Jun 14 10:06

Austria: Police and Army to Stage War Games at Border to Deter Horde of 80,000 Migrants

Police in the Balkans warned against an upswing in migrants, with an estimated 80,000 asylum seekers currently making their way through the region towards Western Europe. Austria’s right wing government will stage border defense war games. Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said the drill will show that his country is serious about stopping illegal immigration and that there will be no “waving people through and registering them” as their predecessors did, which encouraged and increased mass immigration.

Jun 14 09:23

Is Europe Too Brainwashed To Normalize Relations With Russia?

Judging from statements made by G-7 leaders at the recent meeting, President Trump’s application of US sanctions to Europe and disregard of European interests, just as Washington dismisses every country’s interests except Israel’s, has not caused Europeans to disassociate from Washington’s hostility to Russia.

Jun 14 09:15

Viktor Orban: Central Europe is in a period of great creation, we stand on the verge of a true central European renaissance

“Central Europe is in a period of great creation; we stand on the verge of a true central European renaissance,” he said.

Orban expressed thanks to Pellegrini for Slovakia’s help in border protection and for Bratislava standing in support of Hungary “in the midst of a great international storm”.

Commenting on bilateral relations, he said that after linking the gas pipelines of the two countries, work has now started to connect their electricity grids.

Jun 14 09:14

Swedish political leader: What you read about Sweden in alternative media is true, we are in a low-intensive civil war

It is very bad. What you read about Sweden on alternative news platforms is true. We are facing problems more severe than ever before in our history, where Swedes face a situation of being a minority within 20 years if nothing is done to stop the replacement of our people.

Jun 14 09:04

Verhofstadt & Van Rompuy Try To Dump Greek Debt on UK & Others - Enjoy The Backlash 24.02.2010

Jun 14 09:03

EU ERUPTS IN ANGER WHEN SPEAKER SCHULZ ATTACKS ANTI-EU MEPs - ENJOY THE BACKLASH-NOT ON MSM

Jun 14 08:51

Poland to Vote on EU Membership, Christian Heritage in Proposed Constitution Referendum

Questions on EU membership, support for the traditional family, and Europe’s “more than 1,000-year-old Christian heritage” have been included in referendum plans put forward by Poland’s conservative president.

President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday put forward 15 questions that citizens should be asked in a referendum planned for later this year, which will be the first vote of its kind for Poland since it joined the bloc.

Both domestic and international matters are covered in the issues Duda proposed Poles be consulted on in the wide-ranging referendum, which is set to give people a voice on whether to update the nation’s post-Communism 1997 constitution.

Presented by the president after a meeting with his advisory forum, the National Development Council, one question is on whether the nation’s constitution should be guaranteed primacy over European and international law and if it should anchor Poland’s EU membership.

Jun 14 08:49

CLAIM: Pro-EU Tory Ministers Met Soros-Funded Anti-Brexit Group

Three government ministers have met with the Soros-funded group Best for Britain, which is taking foreign money to fight to overturn the Brexit referendum, reports claim.

The anti-Brexit members of the government held a series of talks with the group as it attempts to push them and MPs to oppose Prime Minister Theresa May and her stated aim for the UK to leave the European Union (EU), The Telegraph reports.

The group has accepted hundreds of thousands of pounds from billionaire speculator George Soros, who campaigns for open borders and globalist integration, raising concerns about foreign interference in British politics.

Jun 14 08:46

‘Europe United’ could counter ‘America First’ – German FM Maas

Europe’s response to US President Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy should be “Europe United,” according to Germany’s foreign minister. In his first major policy speech since taking office, Heiko Maas said the EU should strive for a “balanced partnership” with the US, AP reported. This means working with Washington where possible, filling voids in areas where the US is withdrawing, and pushing back where America is seen to be crossing red lines, Maas said on Wednesday in Berlin.

Jun 14 08:45

WATCHING ITALY… AND AUSTRIA… AND GERMANY

I don't know about you, but for me watching events in Europe these days is putting quite a dent in my budget, as my popcorn is now being delivered on pallets. And the problem is that there seems to be no rhyme nor reason to it. For one thing, Germany, or at least some segments of its media, appear to be taking a "tough" position vis-a-vis the new coalition in Rome by referring to the "moochers" of Rome, according to this article shared by Mr. H.B.:

And in an unprecedented move, one story even has German troops moving up to the Brenner pass to help Austria police the border and prevent(!) refugees from streaming across the pass from Italy(article shared by Mr. T.L.):

And all this while the government of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is planning to expel some imams and close down some mosques in Austria for promoting radical Islam, and notably, the mosques have been tied to financing from ottomaniac Mr. Erdogan's Turkey(article shared by Ms. K.M.):

Jun 14 08:25

13.06.2018 - ANTI EU MEPS TAKE ON DUTCH PM – OVER BREXIT & SOROS -

Jun 14 08:15

The Myth of European Democracy: A Shocking Revelation

It’s an open secret that the “Soros network” has an extensive sphere of influence in the European Parliament and in other European Union institutions. The list of Soros has been made public recently. The document lists 226 MEPs from all sides of political spectrum, including former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, seven vice-presidents, and a number of committee heads, coordinators, and quaestors. These people promote the ideas of Soros, such as bringing in more migrants, same-sex marriages, integration of Ukraine into the EU, and countering Russia. There are 751 members of the European Parliament. It means that the Soros friends have more than one third of seats.

Jun 14 08:14

Hungary Blasts EU Brexit Negotiator Guy Verhofstadt as ‘Reliable Soros Ally’

Hungary has taken the gloves off in its ongoing struggle with the EU over the forced redistribution of migrants, taking down European Parliament heavyweight Guy Verhofstadt in a pull-no-punches open letter.

The letter, penned by Secretay of State for Public Diplomacy Zoltán Kovács and addressed to “reliable Soros ally Guy Verhofstadt”, takes the Belgian MEP to task for his “recent Facebook rant”, in which he denounced the Hungarian government as “disgusting” for “targeting Mr. [George] Soros in person”.

Jun 14 08:11

Le Pen, Orban, Wilders among Kremlin’s ‘5th column’ hell-bent on destroying Europe, says EU bigwig

The EU Parliament’s Brexit chief has accused Marine Le Pen, Nigel Farage and more Eurosceptic politicians of being Kremlin-funded “fifth columnists” working to destroy Europe from within. He even claimed Brexit was a Russian plot.

While addressing the EU parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, Guy Verhofstadt, a Belgian MEP and lead Brexit negotiator for the bloc, singled out Britain’s Nigel Farage, France’s Marine Le Pen, and Dutch MP Geert Wilders as “fifth columnists” who “take Kremlin money and intelligence”. The staunchly pro-EU Belgian then warned about a “circle of evil around our continent” stretching from “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin, [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan and, on a bad day, –and that’s every day at the moment– even [US President Donald] Trump”.

Jun 13 17:19

‘It’s an invasion!’: UKIP leader blasts Brussels’ migration policy in the European Parliament

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has accused the European Union of blackmailing member states into accepting migrants from "Islamic countries", amid boos and jeers from fellow MEPs.

“You used the emotional blackmail argument of talking about helping defenseless refugee families. And yet, the reality is that the vast majority of these migrants are young men from Islamic countries,” said Gerard Batten, the head of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) on Wednesday while speaking in the European Parliament. “This is not immigration – this is invasion!”

He went on to say that, by giving in to uncontrolled migration, the EU leaders “turned many parts of Europe into foreign countries.”“Heroic struggles of the siege of Malta and at the gates of Vienna have now been replaced by abject surrender,” told Batten, referring to Ottoman assaults on the Mediterranean island and Austria’s capital in 16th and 17th centuries.

Jun 13 17:11

Anti-Migration Sweden Democrats Party Surges In Polls Amid EU’s Populism Wave

The poll, conducted for Sweden’s Expressen newspaper and published Monday, has put the Sweden Democrats in second place, with 21 percent of the vote, the highest score in the party’s history. The liberal Social Democrats, currently in a coalition government with the Green Party, are still in first place but polling at 23.1 percent.

The surge in popularity for Sweden Democrats is attributed to voters leaving Social Democrats for other left-wing parties, but also to the country’s open-door migration policy, which has been accompanied by a crime wave.

Jun 13 10:28

British and US firms frozen out of €13 billion European Defence Fund

Hopes by British defense firms to keep close links with the EU after Brexit were dashed on Wednesday after they were locked out of a new €13 billion European Defence Fund (EDF).

Designed to give EU governments greater “strategic autonomy” in defense procurement, the EDF aims to help European defense firms to research and develop indigenous technologies in areas such as cyber security and drone technology. Funds will be released from 2021-2027, including €4.1 billion for research and €8.9 billion for developing military capabilities.

Jun 13 09:12

'THE CHEERLEADERS OF PUTIN' VERHOFSTADT LAUNCHES FARAGE ATTACK IN EU PARLIAMENT RANT

The Belgian MEP shouted across the Strasbourg chamber at his British counterpart’s colleagues, suggesting he was part of a “fifth column” inside the European Union trying to destroy the bloc.

Mr Verhofstadt called for an end to cooperation with nationalist leaders, such as Italy’s Matteo Salvini, in order to protect the EU as it is today.

He said: “Inside the European Union we have a fifth column amongst us. I call them the cheerleaders of Putin: Farage, Le Pen, Wilders, and the friends of them are sitting here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The globalists are getting desperate!

Jun 13 09:08

FARAGE V VERHOFSTADT

It’s all kicking off between Nigel Farage and Guy Verhofstadt. The European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator has boldly accused Nige of taking Kremlin money:

Jun 13 09:07

Italy REFUSES to go to French migration meeting as Macron BLASTS 'irresponsible' Italians

EUROPEAN Union tensions are at breaking point after Italy threatened to cancel a major summit with France as Paris criticised an Italian decision to close its ports to a vessel carrying more than 600 migrants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Send that ship to France! That should make Macron happy!

Jun 13 09:01

Non-western asylum seekers to cost Dutch society billions, study shows

In contrast to what was told, migrants are far from economically beneficial for society. Research by mathematician Jan van Beek shows that admitting non-western asylum seekers into the country, results in high net costs for Dutch society, WNL reports.

In his research Van Beek tries to make a distinction between asylum seekers and migrants that come to work or study in the Netherlands. He sees a high dependence on benefits in the asylum seeking group.

Jun 13 08:59

BREXITERS INSIST THEY’VE NOT BEEN PLAYED, AS REMAINERS CLAIM WE’RE HEADING FOR EEA+

The government ‘won’ the meaningful vote amendment by conceding parts a) and b) of the Dominic Grieve amendment. Those sections say that if there is no deal by November 30 then the Commons must “approve” the “course of action”.

Remainers are briefing out that this means the EU will drag its feet until November 30, by which point parliament takes control of the negotiation, no deal is effectively off the table and the UK position is ultimately watered down to EEA+. If these tweets from two very clued up Brexit journalists prove to be correct, Brexiters have been totally played. We would be heading for the softest of non-Brexits.

Jun 13 08:24

Spanish City Oviedo Rescinds Invitation to Israeli Orchestra, Ballet Amid Support Surge for BDS

The Spanish city of Oviedo disinvited an Israeli orchestra and ballet group arguing “Israeli organizations are not wanted” in its premises in yet another victory for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Presentations by the orchestra and ballet group were scheduled for this autumn, in the city’s cultural program, but Monday an Israeli news site reported the cancellation over political reasons.

Last week, the city of Valencia approved a motion proposed by progressive party Podemos, to declare itself as an “Israeli apartheid-free zone,” becoming the largest city in the world to do so.

Jun 13 08:23

How Trump is killing America’s alliances

The story of the past few days in news has become clear: It was America versus its allies.

After President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump announced that he would be suspending joint military exercises — “the war games,” as he put it — with South Korea, as a gesture of goodwill toward the North. This seems to have come as a shock to America’s allies in Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office released a statement saying “we need to find out the precise meaning or intentions of President Trump’s remarks,” implying they had no idea this was coming.

Jun 13 08:15

WARNING: Donetsk Says Ukraine Plans To Massacre EU Delegation

The press service of the Ministry of State Security of the Donetsk People’s Republic has reported that Ukrainian forces are preparing a provocation in Donbass which threatens the lives of an incoming EU delegation.

According to the report, an EU delegation has been invited to Ukraine by President Petro Poroshenko, and will visit frontline areas in Donbass and Kiev from June 13-15 to study the humanitarian situation in Donbass.

The DPR’s ministry claims to have uncovered Ukrainian forces’ plans to use an Igla MANPAD to shoot down the delegation’s helicopter and blame the LPR and DPR.

Jun 13 08:14

Slavoj Žižek: EU must create a new world order to stop Donald Trump

While most other western leaders fiddle and seethe, Donald Trump powers ahead as bully-in-chief. A genuine new world order is the only way to stop him.
Trump’s impulsive decisions, such as his refusal to endorse the G7 declaration agreed upon in Quebec, are not just expressions of his personal quirks.

Instead, they are reactions to the end of an era in the global economic system, reactions which are sustained by an incorrect understanding of what is happening. However, Trump’s misguided vision is nonetheless based on the correct insight that the existing global system no longer works.

Jun 13 08:13

High Court Challenge to Article 50 'Totally Without Merit' UK Judge

A crowd-funded legal challenge to the British government's invoking of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, declaring Britain's intention to leave the European Union has been dismissed by the High Court. The case, spearheaded by former Swindon Liberal Democrat candidate Elizabeth Webster, had intended to halt the progress of Brexit negotiations between London and Brussels by claiming that Britain had not in fact formally declared its decision to leave. The challenge was identified by Ms Webster's legal representatives as a "public interest challenge."

Jun 13 08:07

Defiant Trump Ignites Trade War with Canada and G-7 Allies

Citing national security issues to get around WTO rules, Trump ordered tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports from Canada and EU countries. William Black and Gerald Epstein discusses the implications of these tariffs on the different economies

Jun 12 23:14

G-6? 7? 8? How About the Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight?

I have to say that as much as I don’t like the direction Trump’s foreign policy has gone, there are still plenty of moments of unbridled joy in watching the man work a crowd.

His suggestion of allowing Russia back into the G-7 is one of those moments. Trump has a nearly preternatural way of getting under the skin of his opponents. And this stink bomb was one of them.

It highlighted the divide between the G-7, one of the most important tools of control by the globalists, and Trump.

Jun 12 18:08

EU EXPANSION: Macedonia could join bloc after ending tense row with Greece over name

The tiny Balkan country has repeatedly tried to join the EU and Nato, but its attempts have been blocked by neighbouring Greece.

Athens officials had objected to the name Macedonia, fearing territorial claims on a northern Greek province of the same name.

But Greece and Macedonia have today reached a historic agreement to resolve the long-running diplomatic dispute.

The former Yugoslav republic will now be officially known as the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the deal would pave the way for the nation's eventual membership of the EU and Nato.

Jun 12 17:59

Italy to do 'SAME THING' with other boats as Salvini demands France and UK STEP UP

Speaking to the press, Mr Salvini said: "Should there be other boats from other foreign ONGs with a foreign flag, we will do the same.

"Hadn’t we stopped this boat, where would it have landed? In Italy. And tomorrow it would have been the same and the day after it would have been the same.

"There will be other arrivals, obviously: I don’t have a magic wand, I am not Superman. I wanted to start a debate on a continental level and to prove Chancellor Merkel’s point that 'Italy was left alone, it can’t go on like this.’

"I wanted to involve those who were not involved like Spain and I’d like Malta to assume its responsibilities, proportionally to its territorial extension.

"I’d also like France to be involved, the UK to be involved. I’d like everyone to feel a bit like Italy."

Jun 12 17:56

Italy threatens to drop France summit over migration criticism

French President Emmanuel Macron, who had been criticized for not offering to take in the boat at a French port, broke his silence on the topic during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, denouncing the “cynicism and irresponsibility of the Italian government,” government spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux said at a press conference. Earlier, a spokesperson for Macron’s party, Gabriel Attal, said on a TV show that “the line of the Italian government is nauseating.”

The Italian government responded with a statement saying “Italy cannot accept hypocritical lessons from countries that in the migration field have always preferred to turn their head to the other side,” Italian media reported, adding that Rome is considering canceling a summit between Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday.

Jun 12 17:53

Italy’s deputy PM Matteo Salvini says turning away migrant boat is just the beginning as rescued 629 start three-day voyage to Spain

Salvini tweeted "Victory!" then said: "The game doesn't end today... It's the first important signal that Italy cannot handle this enormous burden alone.

"The problem was solved thanks to the big heart of the Spanish Government but the EU cannot keep depending on big hearts."

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More than 1.8 million have entered Europe since 2014, with more than 600,000 arriving in Italy alone.

Jun 12 13:01

MPs Vote Down House Of Lords’ Brexit Amendment In Crucial EU Withdrawal Bill Vote

MPs have voted down the House of Lords amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which, if it had passed, would have given parliament the final say over Brexit negotiations.

This is essentially a win for Brexiteers who feared the change could be used to halt Brexit entirely.

Jun 12 11:51

As the G-7 Implodes, SCO Meeting Confirms the New Century of Multipolarity

At the G7 meeting in Canada in recent days, we witnessed unprecedented clashes between Trump and G7 leaders over the imposition of tariffs on trade. We must now conclude that the event has been relegated to irrelevance, as the G7 has heretofore derived its clout from speaking as one voice. Trump even went further, refusing to sign the final draft of the organization’s joint statement after Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau lashed out at Trump’s trade decisions. Trump showed how little he cares for his allies, leaving the summit a day early to arrive early for the meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore to make preparations for the long-awaited encounter between the two leaders.

Jun 12 10:55

PEPE ESCOBAR: PUTIN & XI TOP THE G6+1

All hell broke loose at the G6+1, aka G7, while the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) aimed at global integration and a peaceful multipolar order...

All hell broke loose at the G6+1, otherwise known as G7, in La Malbaie, Canada, while all focused on divine Eurasian integration at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in China’s Qingdao in Shandong, the home province of Confucius.

US President Donald Trump was the predictable star of the show in Canada. He came late. He left early. He skipped a working breakfast. He disagreed with everybody. He issued a “free trade proclamation”, as in no barriers and tariffs whatsoever, everywhere, after imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Europe and Canada.

Meanwhile, over in Qingdao, the stunning takeaway was offered predictably by Chinese President Xi Jinping; “President Putin and I both think that the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership is mature, firm and stable.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia and China are thinking long-term; American politicians cannot see their way beyond the next election cycle, and that will be this country's undoing.

Jun 12 08:41

Italy’s Populist League Dominates Municipal Elections Sunday

As the results of Italy’s municipal elections from around the country continue to pour in, the biggest gains are going to the anti-establishment League party, with its 5-Star partner suffering important setbacks.

Sunday’s mayoral elections involving 761 Italian municipalities and nearly seven million Italians—over 10 percent of the population—show a decisive victory for Matteo Salvini’s League (and with it, the broader centre-right coalition).

The League’s governing partner, the leftward-leaning, populist 5-Star Movement, showed unimpressive results and took just 6 percent of municipal posts, just three months after taking the largest share of the vote in national elections on March 4.

Jun 12 08:19

SUN, MAIL, TELEGRAPH WARN MAY

The Sun, the Daily Mail and the Telegraph look to be losing patience with Theresa May’s weakness on Brexit. In the last few weeks their leader columns and opinion pages have issued increasingly ominous warnings to the Prime Minister to change course. The Sun has repeatedly called on her to prepare for no deal and suggested she should be removed if she doesn’t get a grip. The usually ultra-loyal Mail has blasted her for allowing Brexit to drift. The Telegraph is talking about her leading Britain into a worst of all worlds Brexit.

Jun 12 08:13

How Eurosceptics Won the Day in Italy and Outplayed George Soros

A political compromise reached by Eurosceptic parties and the Italian president has prevented the country from rolling into crisis, Daniele Pozzati, an Italian journalist and political observer, told Sputnik, shedding light on the future of Russo-Italian relations and George Soros' potential steps towards the new government.

Jun 12 07:50

END OF NATO? GERMANY, FRANCE AGREE TO CREATE EUROPEAN ARMY

Both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have presented plans to reform the European Union. While there are many aspects that the two leaders agree, there are also some fundamental differences. Most significant of these is the agreement to create a European Army, the creation of an EU Monetary Fund, and a clamp down on immigration. FRN’s parent organization, CSS, has long forecasted the eventuality of European Army which would make NATO a redundant relic of an Atlanticist past.

Jun 12 03:28

The Biggest Risk To Markets?

Jun 11 15:04

Italy faces another bond market crisis

Jun 11 12:38

May Could Be Ousted If She Loses Brexit Vote: Brown

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has said Theresa May could be ousted if the government loses a key vote this week on its Brexit legislation, saying it could determine the premier’s future.

Jun 11 11:57

EU Should Stand Up To US And Defend "International System Of Norms"

During an interview with RT's "World's Apart", former Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel - also a former head of the European Council - urged Europe to defend itself from US policies that "undermine the international system of norms".

For example, when the US violates World Trade Organization rules and brings sanctions against the European Union, European states should push back at the WTO or even at the United Nations Security Council (which brings to mind President Trump's insistence that trade is a national security matter).

"You can bring the issue to the United Nations Security Council and you can challenge sanctions at the WTO. This is to say that not only Europe but other parts of the world are standing up against these sanctions...I think it has an impact. We should stand up and defend our interests - no doubt about it."

Jun 11 11:56

Italian Bond Yields Plunge Most In 6 Years, Banks Soar As Tria Endorses Euro

Italian capital markets are en fuego (or whetever 'on fire' is in Italian) following, as we detailed earlier, Italy's new finance minister, Tria, gave a strong endorsement of the euro in comments over the weekend, prompting UBS to suggest that Italy's disagreements with the EU seem more likely to focus on immigration than on economics.

Jun 11 10:56

‘Difficult if not impossible to solve crises without Russia’ – Italian PM to NATO chief

Moscow is essential to resolving deadlocks in ongoing international crises, Italy’s new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte insists. He called for Western countries to seek dialogue with Russia instead of turning a cold shoulder.

“Without the involvement of Russia it’s difficult, if not impossible” to find “the only realistic and long-lasting” solutions to world crises, Conte said during a press conference with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He endorsed NATO’s so-called ‘double-track approach’ to Moscow – mixing defense posturing and maintaining dialogue.

Noting that Russia plays “an essential role” in world affairs, the Italian Prime Minister called on the bloc’s members to engage in “more effective” talks with Moscow in order to avoid misunderstandings and “dangerous escalation”.

Jun 11 10:36

Salvini: "Italy Will No Longer Accept Refugees" As Spain Volunteers

Over the weekend, Italy once again roiled Europe, only this time not with its plunging bonds but with its drastic shift in immigration politics, when the country's new populist leader, Matteo Salvini, now operating as Minister of the Interior, made good on his warning last weekend that "the good times for illegals are over", writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast - calling Malta the "safest port" for the passengers, and advising that Rome will no longer offer refuge.

Jun 11 10:05

Poland Wants An American Garrison: Let Germany Do It!

For years American officials have variously demanded, urged, and begged European governments to increase military outlays. For years the Europeans have instead reduced their spending, manpower, and procurement. There has been a slight uptick in their defense efforts under President Donald Trump, but most NATO members, including large and important nations such as Germany, Italy, and Spain, aren’t coming close to meeting the official standard of spending 2 percent of their GDPs on defense.

Now Poland, which fell just short of that level last year, is requesting that Washington establish a permanent base and garrison. Warsaw says it will kick in a couple billion dollars, while Washington can pick up the change on its way to confronting nuclear-armed Russia in a crisis.

Jun 10 17:25

Brexit Constitutional Stand-Off Reaches UK Supreme Court

A case provisionally due to reach the UK Supreme Court on July 24 marks an unprecedented escalation of tensions between the Conservative central government and the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Edinburgh. It is the first time a disagreement between Westminster and Holyrood has reached the Supreme Court.

Jun 10 09:20

EU foreign policy chief cancels visit to Israel

European Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has cancelled an official visit to Israel, which was scheduled for Sunday, Israeli media reported Friday.

According to Israel’s Channel Two, Mogherini was scheduled to participate in an international conference organised by the Jewish-American Committee (a pro-Israeli non-governmental organisation) next Monday in Jerusalem.

“Mogherini cancelled her trip to Israel after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to meet her,” the channel said.

It said Mogherini had requested Netanyahu’s office to arrange an appointment with him, but the latter did not respond.

Channel Two quoted an Israeli political source as saying that Netanyahu had refused to meet Mogherini because of his “full agenda”.

The source said “Netanyahu in fact cancelled his meeting with the foreign minister of the European Union because of her very hostile position on Israel”.

Jun 10 09:06

Expanding ‘chokehold’ on Russia: Analysts to RT on NATO’s plan for new command centers

Building two command centers in the US and Germany, NATO is either preparing to take on Russia or executing its “suffocation” strategy against Moscow, military analysts told RT.

“NATO had 33 military commands during the Cold War, but they reduced the number of those commands to seven,” Alexander Bartosh, former Russian diplomat and military expert told RT.

Jun 09 15:15

‘EU Negotiator Barnier Is Trying To Break Up UK’

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage has accused the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, of trying to “break up the United Kingdom” by tearing apart UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s backstop proposal.

Jun 09 14:45

Youngsters "disabled for life" by Israel's shoot-to-cripple policy in Gaza...

Stuart Littlewood highlights Israel’s deliberate policy of “shoot-to-cripple”, which in Gaza has caused lifelong disabilities to countless peaceful protesters, and the UK and other EU countries’ failure to condemn what are clearly war crimes.>>

Jun 09 10:36

The Gently Rotting Debt-Ridden EU

The EU as a political construction is in a state of terminal decay. We know this for one reason and one reason alone: its core principle is the state is superior to its people. A system of government can only work over the longer term if it recognises that it is the servant of the people, not its master. It matters not what electoral system is in place, so long as this principal is adhered to.

The EU executive in Brussels does not accept electoral primacy. It shares with Marxist communism a belief in statist primacy instead. The only difference between the two creeds is Marx planned to rule the world, while Brussels is on the way to ruling Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question here arises, that it is not if the EU and Euro are going to fail; it is a question of when, and under what circumstances, this devolution will take place.

Jun 09 09:17

After Atlanticism, What’s Next?

The accelerating feud between the EU and Washington over the Iran nuclear deal has been correctly identified as a pivotal crisis of Atlanticism. With the threat of a full-blown trade war between the Continent and its Island offspring-cum-hegemon and the exchange of a number of antagonistic signals, the question increasingly begs itself: if Atlanticism is on its way out, then what’s next?

In order to answer this question and forecast the future of Washington-Brussels relations and the European Union as a whole, it is necessary to first clarify what Atlanticism is and what it has entailed for Europe up to this critical point.

Jun 09 09:17

US, Russian military leaders meet in Finland for talks

The top U.S. military chief met Friday in Finland with his Russian counterpart to exchange views on U.S.-Russia military relations, Syria and the international security situation.

The meeting between Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Russia’s chief of the military’s General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, took place in Konigstedt Manor, a Finnish state-owned venue north of the capital, Helsinki.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Gerasimov and Dunford discussed European security issues and the situation in Syria.

A brief statement on the Joint Chiefs of Staff website stressed, without elaborating, that U.S. and Russian militaries “have undertaken efforts to improve operational safety and strategic stability.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only a matter of when, not if, there will be military conflict between US forces and those of Russia; it is primarily a case of where, which could potentially be in Ukraine, Syria, or Iran.

Jun 09 09:11

‘An INSULT to British voters' Fury as Soros-backed group launch bid for second Brexit vote

DOWNING Street insisted yesterday there will not be a second European Union referendum after an anti-Brexit pressure group formally launched its bid to get one staged.

Jun 09 09:04

Putin: I Told Europe in 2007, They Didn't Listen, Now “Enjoy Your Meal”!

Jun 09 08:56

Massive pedophile ring busted; 230 kids saved

An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world's largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said Wednesday.

The European police agency Europol said in a statement that "Operation Rescue" had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected to be found, Europol said.

It said that so far 184 people had been arrested and investigations in some countries were continuing. Most of those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children.

They include teachers, police officers and scout leaders, AP reported. One Spaniard who worked at summer youth camps is suspected of abusing some 100 children over five years.

Jun 09 08:51

Italy Populist PM: President Trump Is Right, ‘Russia Should Be Back in G8’

Italy’s new populist prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that President Trump is right in saying that Russia should be welcomed back into the G8 nations because “it is in everyone’s best interest.”

“I am in agreement with President Trump,” Mr. Conte tweeted Friday. “Russia should reenter the G8. It is in everyone’s best interests.”

Jun 08 14:40

Why Is Everyone So Mean About Israel? Netanyahu’s Awkward European Tour

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu toured Europe this week trying to sink the already sunk Iran nuclear deal. Annoyingly for him though, everyone kept wanting to talk about those 120 or so Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers.

It was a frustrating few days for Bibi, because the leaders of Germany, France, and Britain didn’t seem to share the view that the best way to keep Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, was to scrap the deal which prevents them from getting a nuclear bomb.

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