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Nov 22 09:31

ECB WANTS TO END DEPOSIT PROTECTION & OFFER SAVERS 'APPROPRIATE AMOUNT' OF THEIR OWN MONEY

Covered deposits no longer need to be protected, according to the European Central Bank (ECB), which has proposed this month to stop withdrawals when a bank is on the verge of failing.

“Covered deposits and claims under investor compensation schemes should be replaced by limited discretionary exemptions to be granted by the competent authority in order to retain a degree of flexibility,” said the bank’s proposal.

It has suggested the current €100,000 (£85,000) deposit level currently protected in the event of a bail-in would no longer be available.

“...during a transitional period, depositors should have access to an appropriate amount of their covered deposits to cover the cost of living within five working days of a request.” That means depositors will have to wait five days for a ‘competent authority’ to decide what is an ‘appropriate amount’ of their own money for them to have access to buy food, pay bills and so on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the ECB is exppecting a massive financial institutional failure of its banks.

To those Europeans and beyond who have their money in such institutions, now is the time to take everything you can, save for what you need to pay your bills, out of those banks and under your own personal and private control; if you do not, these financial institutions will consider you "unsecured creditors", and rip off whatever money you have left with them.

You can absolutely bet on that reality coming!!

Nov 22 07:38

Putin Blamed For Poland's Bust-Up With Brussels

Russia-gate blame-scaping is accelerating across Europe... and now it is being embraced by none other than European Council President Donald Tusk.

Nov 22 07:32

U.S. STATE DEPT PUTS $700,000 INTO HUNGARIAN MEDIA, DEMANDS ‘PROGRAMMING’ AGAINST ORBAN, PATRIOTS

The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country’s anti-globalist, conservative government.

The funding was announced by U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticise the Trump administration by alluding to “apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.”

Nov 21 10:26

Report States 90% Of Rapes In Sweden Committed By Migrants

Swedish liberals are burying the truth about sexual assault to protect migrants.

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Nov 21 09:27

German giant Wintershall unfazed by sanctions: Nord Stream II is on

Wintershall wants to participate in the financing of the Nord Stream II pipeline project despite the new US sanctions. Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall Holdings GMBH, spelled it out.

They will transfer the next cash installment to Nord Stream II as soon as there is a request for payment.

Nov 21 09:24

UK's past sacrifices for Europe appear to count for NOTHING in Brexit talks, ex-MP rages

FORMER Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth has hit out at the European Union for failing to consider Britain’s sacrifices for European freedom into consideration in Brexit talks.

Nov 20 10:13

Sweden: Sex Offenses Hit Record High After Migrant Influx

No one could have predicted this.

"The number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year."

Nov 20 09:42

NATO to Stay in Baltic Region, Eastern Europe 'As Long As Necessary'

NATO will maintain increased presence in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe "as long as necessary," the organization is prepared to protect all of its allies, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Canadian CBC broadcaster on Sunday.

"It's not possible… to give you exact date for that [staying in Eastern Europe]. We will stay there as long as necessary," Stoltenberg said, when asked how long NATO would keep up increased presence in the Baltic states and Ukraine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has succeeded in restarting the Cold War, in order to bleed the taxpayers of more money for "defense."

Nov 20 09:35

How Russia Could Respond to NATO's Eastern Flank Military Build-Up

The Polish press has alleged that Russia plans to deploy its Iskander-M missile systems in the Kaliningrad region on a permanent basis. It is only natural, given Warsaw's decision on the deployment of US Patriot interceptors in Poland, independent Polish political commentator Janusz Niedzwiedzki has told Sputnik.

Nov 20 09:24

MUSLIMS RIOT IN BRUSSELS – Stores Looted, Christmas Market Attacked (Video)

Last week Moroccans rioted in Brussels after Morocco qualified for the World Cup. Hundreds of Moroccans flooded the streets, broke windows and started fires.

Nov 20 08:51

Meanwhile In Sweden, Crime Hits All Time Highs

It appears President Trump, having warned that Sweden's huge intake of refugees would lead to "problems like they never thought possible," has been vindicated.

And now nine months later, Trump's worst fears - and the lies of Swedish authorities - have been confirmed.

Bloomberg reports that the number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to the highest level on record last year.

A survey by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention showed that 15.6 percent of people suffered one or more offences against the person (defined in the survey as assault, threats, sexual offences, robbery, fraud or harassment) last year. That’s up from 13.3 percent in 2015 and the highest number recorded since the annual Swedish Crime Survey started in 2006.

Nov 20 08:20

Theresa May expected to cave to EU and offer DOUBLE Brexit ‘bill’ pay-off to Brussels

Britain is expected to cave to the European Union (EU) today and discuss offering a higher Brexit settlement, despite earlier claims that the government did not “recognise” the two-week deadline.

Theresa May’s government is expected to offer a larger sum to the EU in a desperate bid to unblock negotiations - after Michel Barnier and his Brexit team refused to budge.

Nov 20 08:14

NATO is headed for a very messy break-up

IF YOU’RE AN American citizen, cancel plans for that vacation in Turkey. Don’t invite your Turkish friends to the United States, either. Recently Turkey and the United States stopped issuing visas to each other’s citizens. This is more than just another travel ban. It is a geopolitical spectacle unique in modern history: two allied countries blocking normal back-and-forth travel. An old relationship has gone deeply sour.

Nov 20 08:11

Russia-Gate Spreads To Europe

Ever since the U.S. government dangled $160 million last December to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, obscure academics and eager think tanks have been lining up for a shot at the loot, an unseemly rush to profit that is spreading the Russia-gate hysteria beyond the United States to Europe...

Nov 20 08:10

Poles block Ukrainian trucks from crossing border

Ex-head of the Ministry of Transport, Yevgeny Chervonenko, has commented on the situation on the Western border, where thousands of heavy trucks accumulated in anticipation of permission to cross from Ukraine.

According to Chervonenko, Poland does is not allowing trucks with goods in because of the politics in Kiev.

Nov 20 08:01

STARVED, ‘MUTILATED’ AND BLACKMAILED, MIGRANTS AUCTIONED OFF AS SLAVES, BY SMUGGLERS IN LIBYA

From becoming one of the major points in Africa from which migrants can attempt to cross over into Europe, Libya is now turning into a slave trade city thanks to the heavy flow of desperate people from other parts of the continent. A new investigation has revealed people are being sold as modern-day slaves for as little as £300 ($400).
According to CNN which exposed the racket, slave sales are conducted on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, Tripoli, where auctions take place for various types of manual labourers. In one case, a video was made available, which shows the sale of “big strong boys for farm work”.
An undercover operation revealed similar auctions where around a dozen people were sold in a matter of five to six minutes. “Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big, strong man, he’ll dig,” an auctioneer calls out in one clip. “What am I bid, what am I bid?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In her cheerleading for the forcible removal of Ghadaffi as the governmental head of Libya via assassination, did Hillary Clinton ever see this possibility coming?!?

That a new slave trade would result from the wake of his assassination?!?

The short answer has to be, "Hell, no!!"

Nov 20 07:26

Meanwhile In Sweden, Crime Hits All Time Highs

It appears President Trump, having warned that Sweden's huge intake of refugees would lead to "problems like they never thought possible," has been vindicated, as the number of Swedes who were victims of crimes such as fraud and sexual offenses jumped to record highs last year.

Nov 19 08:50

NATO Adds to Turkey’s Chagrin. Turkish Good-Bye to NATO?

There has long been speculation about a Turkish good-bye to NATO.

The U.S. and its military proxy organization in Europe are doing their best to further such a move:

The image of Atatürk was displayed as a target during the drill at NATO’s Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway held between Nov. 8 and Nov. 17, while a NATO soldier posted defamatory words about Erdo?an on the social media.

Atatürk is the founder of the secular Turkey. He was designated as “target” during a desk-top drill. NATO’s Joint Warfare Center is not a low level school but an elite officer training institution led by a Major-General. The 40 Turkish soldiers who attended the training course were immediately ordered back home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey now appears, both economically, and militarily, to be moving toward a more Russian/Chinese orbit, and NATO has no one but itself to blame for this.

Nov 18 09:13

Belgian MEP blasts 'unholy' European finance ministers for EU tax avoidance firms

A BELGIAN MEP blasted the German and other “unholy” European finance ministers for refusing to crack down on tax avoidance multinationals in the European Union.

Nov 18 08:50

Largest in 25 years delegation of Czech businessmen to visit Russia

According to Zeman, cooperation between the Czech Republic and Russia has reached the most significant level

Nov 18 06:43

Ireland Threatens To Block Progress Of Brexit Talks

Ireland has warned Britain that it will block progress of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union (EU) in December unless the UK gives a formal written guarantee that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Nov 18 06:42

Video: EU ‘Control Freak’ Elite Planning To Blame Coming Financial Crash On Brexit

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Tony Gosling, an investigative journalist from Wiltshire, and Jonathan Fryer,

Nov 17 17:04

May Asks EU To Respond ‘Positively’ To Brexit Offer

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is looking forward that the European Union would respond “positively” to her proposals for Brexit.

Nov 17 16:47

Ireland Threatens To Block Progress Of Brexit Talks

Ireland has warned Britain that it will block progress of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union (EU) in December unless the UK gives a formal written guarantee that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Nov 17 16:24

EU spells financial DOOM for Italy as Brussels ‘holds back £37 BILLION' amid army scramble

THE European Union could hold back tens of billions from Italy as the Brussels attempts to bolster its coffers against Brexit while still spending vast sums on building a military wing for the bloc.

Nov 17 13:06

Video: How Many Russian Trolls Does It Take To Influence Brexit Vote?

The claims around alleged Russian meddling in British politics has been stirred by allegations that fake Twitter accounts attempted to influence the Brexit vote.

Nov 17 11:38

The Next Italian Bank Threatens to Topple

Nov 17 11:18

BEX ALERT - ‘Davos Man’: Mass Muslim Migration Makes Europe More Secure

Third world migrants have ‘greatly helped’ economies in Europe, and can help prevent violent extremism, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Migration chairman Dr. Khalid Koser MBE.

Nov 17 10:03

Video: EU ‘Control Freak’ Elite Planning To Blame Coming Financial Crash On Brexit

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV has conducted an interview with Tony Gosling, an investigative journalist from Wiltshire, and Jonathan Fryer.

Nov 17 10:01

Spain issues European arrest warrants for Catalan independence leaders

As Spain issues European arrest warrants for Catalan independence leaders who are in Belgium, the conflict is becoming a judicial matter when it really should be political, says Sebastian Faber.

Nov 17 09:50

Ireland Threatens To Block Progress Of Brexit Talks

Ireland has warned Britain that it will block progress of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union (EU) in December unless the UK gives a formal written guarantee that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Nov 17 09:24

Western MSM ‘shocked’ at 60,000-strong nationalist march in Warsaw – but are they really?

The mainstream media coverage of the annual nationalist march in Poland was far more critical this year than on previous occasions. Considering how similar events were previously covered, analysts wonder if the change results from Brussels’s feud with Warsaw.

Something terrible happened last Saturday in Poland. A crowd of 60,000 neo-Nazis, fascists, white supremacists, far-right nationalists, anti-Semites and religious fanatics marched in the streets of the capital Warsaw in the biggest display of bigotry and hatred the world has seen in years. And like-minded radicals from all around Europe sent their delegations to the rally. And the Polish government not only failed to condemn this march of the right, but dared to call the event “beautiful.” The terror!

Nov 17 09:13

SWEDEN UNDER PRESSURE TO ADOPT ISLAMIC NATIONAL FLAG

A social media campaign is pressuring Sweden to adopt a Turkish-style flag due to Islam’s rapid growth in the country.

A petition asking Sweden’s prime minister to do away with the current, “offensive” flag is nearing its signature goal as the campaign’s hashtag #ForBetterSweden continues to trend on Twitter.

Nov 17 06:00

Czech president denounces EU's conduct on the Crimea situation

The European Union’s double standards on Crimea’s reunification with Russia are a bad practice, Czech President Milos Zeman said in an interview with TASS on Thursday. "On the one hand, you have Kosovo, where there was the United Nations’ guarantee, but this guarantee was not secured, and on the other hand - Crimea, where the referendum was held," Zeman stressed. "These are double standards and this is bad," he continued. Zeman will visit to Russia on November 20-24 and meet with Russia's President and Prime Minister.

Nov 17 05:22

Let’s Stop Glorifying War

When’s the last time our media covered war honestly? When’s the last time you saw combat footage of American troops under fire, or of American troops killing others in the name of keeping us safe from enemies? When was the last time you saw an American soldier panicking, firing wildly, perhaps killing members of his own unit (fratricide) or innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of war? Maybe in the 1960s during coverage of the Vietnam War?

War is not glorious. It may feature noble deeds and remarkable sacrifices, but it also features brutality and many other bloody realities. War breaks men (and women) down. It does so because war is unnatural. Yes, war is many things, but it most certainly is about killing. Occasionally, the killing is even necessary. (Just ask those enslaved by the Nazis or the Japanese whether they greeted Allied troops as liberators.)

Nov 17 01:04

SWEDEN RULES OUT MAPPING RAPISTS’ ETHNICITY

Amid a hot national debate, Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has firmly ruled out the much-debated idea of publishing statistics on the nationality of sex offenders. He argued against “blaming it on immigrants,” when perpetrators “in fact” were men. Following the publication of a private report suggesting immigrants’ overrepresentation in rape cases, Sweden’s Conservative Party presented the Crime Prevention Council (Brå) with a proposal to map out the ethnicity of rapists in a comprehensive survey in order to shed more light on this sensitive issue. The last time a similar investigation was made in 2005. “We want a new comprehensive mapping of sexual offenses. Who is the perpetrator and who is the victim? It’s important to be able to draw conclusions on preventive work,” Conservative spokesman Tomas Tobé said, as quoted by Swedish national broadcaster SVT. According to Tobé, the mapping should specifically include the rapist’s background and ethnicity.

Nov 17 00:42

EU PARLIAMENT MAY IMPOSE ANTI-POLISH SANCTIONS

The EU parliament has adopted a resolution that provides for the launch of a mechanism for the application of sanctions by the European Union against Poland. According to the statement, members of the European Parliament believe that the situation in Poland represents a “clear risk of a serious breach” of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty. While Article 7.1 of the Treaty on the European Union stipulates the possibility of triggering the preventive mechanism if the majority of four fifths of the European Council members determine that there is a violation of common values, the parliament has decided by 438 votes to 152 with 71 abstentions to prepare a formal request that the Council activate it. According to the EU parliament’s press release, if the risk still persists and the Polish authorities refuse to comply with the EU’s recommendations, the procedure might even lead to the suspension of Poland’s voting rights within the Council.

Nov 17 00:38

EU CREATES NEW DEFENSE PACT TO REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON US

The EU on Nov.13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment in equipment, research and development, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Foreign and defense ministers gathered at a signing ceremony in Brussels to represent 23 EU governments joining the pact, which is to become legally binding when signed by heads of state at EU summit in mid-December. With so many ministers signing, approval seems a given. From now on, the EU will have a more coherent role in tackling international crises, while reducing the reliance on the United States. The UK, which is scheduled to leave the EU in 2019, is not part of PESCO. Until Brexit, London had opposed the idea of European Defense Union or European Army, saying it would undermine NATO and the UK alliance with the US. Denmark, which has a special opt-out status, is not expected to participate. Ireland, Portugal and Malta are still undecided whether or not to join.

Nov 16 16:42

Russia-Gate Hoax Spreads To Europe

Ever since the U.S. government dangled $160 million last December to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, obscure academics and eager think tanks have been lining up for a shot at the loot, an unseemly rush to profit that is spreading the Russia-gate hysteria beyond the United States to Europe.

Nov 16 07:16

Merkel LIED to Germany! Yanis Varoufakis blasts chancellor with claims over broken banks

ANGELA Merkel lied to Germany about the Greek financial bail-out in a bid to save billions of euros for her country's banks, according to a former Athens finance minister.

Nov 16 07:15

EU’s Poland CRISIS: Brussels threatens to SUSPEND rights if Warsaw doesn’t obey 'values'

THE European Union Parliament has called on Poland to uphold the rule of law and democracy or face having its voting rights in the EU council suspended.

Nov 16 07:15

Polish leader STORMS OFF after furious European Parliament clash with Verhofstadt

Ryszard Legutko marched out of the Hemicycle leading to Mr Verhofstadt to accuse him of being unable to “handle the truth” after their row.

Mr Verhofstadt has threatened financial sanctions on Poland if the country’s Government “continues to breach the rule of law and European values.”

Nov 16 07:13

Prague to Host Gathering of European Anti-Migrant Forces

The Czech Republic was among Eastern European countries that rebelled against a decision by the European Commission in Brussels to impose a scheme on EU member states that would see them take in migrants to ease the burden on Italy and Greece.

"We will discuss a new model of European cooperation based on a tightly-knit union of sovereign nations free from the Brussels dictatorship and pursuing mutual benefit," Czech right-wing party SPD co-founder Tomio Okamura said.

Nov 16 07:04

Dutch government teams up with Israeli settlement profiteer

The Netherlands embassy in Tel Aviv is partnering with an Israeli settlement profiteer.

This flies in the face of the Dutch government’s stated opposition to Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

Last week the Dutch embassy posted this photo on Twitter showing Ambassador Gilles Beschoor Plug posing with the CEO of supermarket chain Shufersal as they launch Dutch food month.

Nov 16 06:59

‘Similar to Nazi looting’: Russian minister blasts Netherlands’ Scythian gold ruling

Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has described a decision by a Dutch court not to return a collection of Scythian gold to Crimea as a “most dangerous precedent,” and threatened to sever all museum ties with the Netherlands.

“If this ruling comes into force, I would have no right to sanction any exhibitions in the territory of the country that creates the most dangerous precedent regarding the confiscation of cultural treasures,” Medinsky said during an interview with RIA Novosti.

The minister was reacting to a decision by a court not to return 500 Scythian gold artifacts, which Dutch museums had borrowed from Crimean collections.

Nov 16 00:20

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos Rocks

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos discussing whether RT is a foreign agent.
According to the US Department of Justice, RT – this channel – is an agent of a foreign, even hostile, power. All the while, the DOJ refuses to explain why this is the case or even cite what laws we may have broken. But something else is in play: critics warn RT is a test case for a wider campaign of media suppression.

CrossTalking with Lee Stranahan, Rocky Anderson and Marcus Papadopoulos.

Nov 15 16:30

France ran out of money last Tuesday — and within days, so will the rest of Europe

Analysis: European countries are being forced to borrow well before the year ends — and sooner or later, that debt will catch up with them

Nov 15 14:37

Sweden Under Pressure To Adopt Islamic National Flag

A social media campaign is pressuring Sweden to adopt a Turkish-style flag due to Islam’s rapid growth in the country.

A petition asking Sweden’s prime minister to do away with the current, “offensive” flag is nearing its signature goal as the campaign’s hashtag #ForBetterSweden continues to trend on Twitter.

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