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Jul 17 10:19

The Biggest Issue of our Time

Great civilizations don't die from murder, they die from suicide.

Longtime Steyn readers will be familiar with the demographic thesis of his 2006 international bestseller America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It. Almost the entire developed world is mired in deathbed demography from which no functioning society has ever recovered.

Mark's book was a big success a decade ago. But it is a melancholy fact that most people in the western world remain entirely unaware of this remorseless arithmetic or its likely consequences. So this brand new SteynPost is a kind of primer on demographic trends, and where they lead.

Jul 17 08:11

Italy Threatens EU With "Nuclear Option": Give 200,000 Migrants EU Visas, Sending Them North

Two weeks after Italy reacted with anger to Austria's deployment of troops and armored vehicles to the border between the two nations, while reactivating border controls at the Brenner Pass over concerns that Italy will be unable to handle the roughly 85,000 migrants and refugees who have entered the country so far in 2017, the Italian government has threatened to retaliate in way that assures an imminent migrant crisis as well as an escalation of tensions between the two EU nations.

Jul 17 08:06

NO ESCAPE: EU makes shock bid for power to fine UK for YEARS after Brexit

BRUSSELS bureaucrats are pushing for powers to slap Britain with huge fines for EU law infringements even after we finally leave the bloc.

Jul 16 17:40

Farage RAILS AGAINST 'loathsome' Tony Blair's attempt to 'REVERSE' Brexit

A furious Mr Farage later appeared on Sky News, criticising a “loathsome” Mr Blair’s anti-Brexit comments.

The former Ukip leader blast: “I think it’s a pretty loathsome performance, frankly.

“He is showing people why he is now one of the most disliked living figures in British politics – he wants to reverse the result of a democratic referendum.

“He’s making it clear that anything must be done to stop us leaving the EU, he suggests public opinion has shifted when actually there are more people in favour of Brexit now than there were at the time of the referendum.”

Jul 16 17:29

If we don’t cut all ties with the EU... 1.2m migrants will head to the Britain

BRITAIN will need to build a city the size of Birmingham every two years unless it cuts all ties with Europe.

If the UK remains subject to freemovement rules, net migration from the EU will continue at around 125,000 a year over the next decade, adding to those from other countries, a report said last night. A soft Brexit will leave the door open to 1.25 million EU immigrants over this time.

The disturbing scenario comes as the first full week of Brexit negotiations are poised to start today in Brussels with urgent new powers to control migration the priority.

Taking into account nonEU migrants, pressure group Migration Watch UK claims failure to control EU movement will result in the population rocketing by around 500,000 each year.

This is close to figures from the Office for National Statistics under a high migration scenario.

Jul 16 17:27

EU country builds massive underground CITY to prepare for Russia invasion

AN UNDERGROUND city is being prepared for habitation incase Russia invades Europe during a military exercise.

Hundreds of miles of tunnels underneath Helsinki, Finland, have been painstakingly constructed in the case of an emergency.

Jul 16 13:51

In the UK, 77% of 2017 university grads will never fully repay their student loan debt

Because of the UK's dramatic shift from student grants to loans, a startling report from the Institute for Financial Studies predicts that 77.4% of university graduates in the UK's class of 2017 will not repay their full student loan obligations. This is up from 41.5% just six years ago in 2011.

Jul 15 19:35

War Criminal Tony Blair says Brexit must be stopped to halt harm to UK

There's a chance Britain won't leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is "necessary" to avoid severe economic damage.

Jul 15 11:31

HUNGARY launches nationwide anti-Muslim migrant campaign featuring George Soros, the world’s leading individual backer and funder of the Muslim invasion of Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has accused billionaire investor George Soros, who allegedly financed the Arab Spring, of stoking and financing the ever-increasing flood of North African and Middle Eastern Muslim economic freeloaders, posing as refugees, for the sole purpose of weakening Europe.

Jul 15 08:34

Ukraine In NATO? America Should Reject A Bad Idea That Only Grows Worse With Age

The government of Ukraine reaffirmed its desire to join NATO. The alliance said the door is open for Kiev. It’s an idea that only grows worse with age.

It’s easy to understand why a majority of Ukrainians want NATO’s protection. They really want America’s protection. And who wouldn’t like the global superpower to take over one’s defense? Their country established its first contact with the alliance in 1991 when Ukraine joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council. Since then Kiev has received aid and support while contributing troops to some allied operations.

And given the fact that the U.S. would do most of the heavy lifting in any conflict with nuclear-armed Russia, the critical question for Washington is whether adding a new member would increase Americans’ security.

Jul 15 08:21

European Parliament Votes to Allow EU Aid to Be Spent on Third World Militaries

The European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee narrowly backed the legality of a draft plan to allow EU "peace-building" aid to be spent on developing the military of countries such as Somalia and Mali. The move follows years of pressure from France and Germany on to spend more EU money on missions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jul 15 08:18

Knocking on the EU's Doors: Europe Now in Fear of Project It Launched in Ukraine

The 19th EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev has uncharacteristically failed to result in any joint statement announcing the parties' declared plans for further cooperation. An expert told Sputnik that it reveals deep rifts between the block and the country which it does not want to see among its ranks for very particular reasons.

Jul 15 07:15

PEOPLE NOT AMUSED BY EU EFFORTS TO “DE-CASH” THEIR LIVES

In January 2017 the European Commission announced it was exploring the option of imposing upper limits on cash payments, with a view to implementing cross-regional measures as soon as 2018. To give the proposal a veneer of respectability and accountability the Commission launched a public consultation on the issue. Now, the answers are in, but they are not what the Commission was expecting.

A staggering 95% of the respondents said they were opposed to a cash ceiling at EU level. Even more emphatic was the answer to the following question:

“How would the introduction of restrictions on payments in cash at EU level benefit you, or your business or your organisation (multiple replies are possible)?”

In the curious absence of an explicit “not at all” option, 99.18% chose to respond with “no answer.” In other words, less than 1% of the more than 30,000 people consulted could think of a single benefit of the EU unleashing cross-regional cash limits.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In spite of this overwhelmingly negative response, I would be willing to bet that the EU will go ahead with cash limits anyway, as people find creative ways of getting around them.

Jul 14 15:44

Don’t Use Kids As Brexit Bargaining Chips, EU Bosses Told

The Children’s Commissioner has called on EU leaders to ensure children are not held hostage during the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

In an open letter to Europe’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield argued that the EU must take “a more constructive approach” to the residency status of children born to European citizens residing in the UK and British-born youngsters living in Europe.

Jul 14 13:51

Battle Of Brexit Begins: Labour Threatens To Sink Historic Repeal Bill

Theresa May faces a humiliating defeat over Brexit as Labour warns it will block the so-called Repeal Bill if the prime minister fails to implement dramatic changes.

The government has on Thursday published the bill – deemed “one of the largest legislative projects ever undertaken in the UK” – saying the legislation will “maximize continuity” on the day the UK effectively withdraws from the EU wherever it is “practical and sensible”.

Jul 14 12:52

Macron Calls For Africans To Have Fewer Children – The MSM Grows Confused – And So Do I

Newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, has shocked almost every one of his supporters by saying that African nations do not need more Foreign Aid (to solve their problems), they need to have “fewer children”.

Jul 14 12:11

Ukraine De Facto Turns Into a NATO Military Platform, Sharpened for Use Against Russia

These days the airport of Odessa turned into a natural NATO airfield that only just manages to receive and send military aircraft with staff and military equipment. The Odessa “patriotic” Dumskaya.Net publication, literally choking with delight at such proximity to NATO “saviors”, regularly publishes photo reports on these take-offs and landings, from which it is possible to have a certain notion of the plans of the alliance’s command. Thus, just in a week in Odessa the arrival of the following military plans of the alliance was recorded.

But, perhaps, the most interesting visitor was the latest American distant anti-submarine Poseidon R-8 plane, which in general arrived in Ukraine for the first time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This NATO upgrade of the former Soviet military airbase in Artsyz does not bode well for peace on this planet at all.

Jul 14 12:03

Senior Negotiators Say UK Blown Chances with Any BREXIT DEAL

The run-up to the Brexit negotiations has been disastrous for the UK, writes former negotiator Steve Bullock. It has hectored and insulted the EU27’s intelligence and undermined its own credibility.

Jul 14 10:19

Don’t Use Kids As Brexit Bargaining Chips, EU Bosses Told

The Children’s Commissioner has called on EU leaders to ensure children are not held hostage during the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

In an open letter to Europe’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield argued that the EU must take “a more constructive approach” to the residency status of children born to European citizens residing in the UK and British-born youngsters living in Europe.

Jul 14 09:08

US to Send Ground Troops to Kosovo to Join NATO Operation

The Pentagon has announced today that a unit of about 500 US ground troops, National Guardsmen, are to be deployed to the Kosovo region to join a NATO “peacekeeping” operation (KFOR) that has proven the longest in the alliance’s history.

The operation is the remnant of the 1999 NATO attack on Serbia, which ended with NATO announcing that Kosovo, which had been part of Serbia since the Middle Ages, would secede from Serbia. The ethnic Albanian population approved of this. The Serbian population in North Kosovo continues to oppose it.

18 years in, Kosovo still lacks recognition from a number of states, particularly Serbia, and the intense ethnic division between Albanians and Serbs remains as big a problem as ever. NATO’s effort has been to just keep throwing more troops at the situation, and hope that somewhere along the line the situation will resolve itself and victory can be claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't hold my breath here, wait for a "peaceful resolution" of the situation; the NATO troops are here to prevent the reigniting of a civil war , but that is just about all they can do.

Jul 14 08:20

US set to approve $4 billion defense sale to Romania

The US State Department says it is ready to approve the sale of Patriot missile defense systems to Romania. The purchase is a further signal that Bucharest is concerned about the Kremlin's role in the Black Sea area.

Jul 14 08:18

Dutch Senate Passes Tapping Bill Allowing for Large-Scale Info Collecting

According to the Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) news outlet as quoted by DutchNews media portal, the Dutch secret services AIVD and MIVD will now be allowed to gather traffic of large groups of people at once as opposed to checking individual internet connections.

Jul 13 20:28

Labour Ready To Negotiate Brexit With EU: Corbyn

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party is ready to take on the job of negotiating the terms for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, ahead of a rare meeting with EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Jul 13 15:16

Michigan: 7 Charged With Defrauding Medicare Of $132 Million

Mashiyat Rashid of Oakland County, Yasser Mozeb of Oakland County, Abdul Haq of Washtenaw County, Joseph Betro of Oakland County, Tariq Omar of Oakland County, Mohammed Zahoor of Oakland County and Spilios Pappas of Ohio, have all been charged for allegedly taking part in a scheme defrauding Medicare of $132 million.

Jul 13 14:39

EU Court Should Be Guarantor Of Expats’ Rights After Brexit – Chief EU Negotiator

The EU’s many differences with Britain on citizens’ rights, including the role of the EU court, need to be sorted out before talks on a trade deal can start, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday.

“We want EU citizens in Britain to have the same rights as British citizens who live in the EU,” Michel Barnier told a news conference in Brussels, adding that the current British position did not guarantee equal rights.

Jul 13 08:03

‘Unacceptable!’ EU plunged into bitter infighting over budget cuts as it faces Brexit toll

Furious euro MPs ripped into national capitals over plans to slash £1.5 billion from research and agriculture projects, saying they had betrayed promises on spending.

The EU is facing a cashflow crisis from 2019 when Britain, one of the bloc’s biggest net contributor, quits the club creating a £10 billion a year black hole at the heart of its finances.

Jul 13 08:02

How Merkel's Germany PROFITS from Greek debt misery with £1BILLION pocketed so far

As one of Athens' biggest creditors, the eurozone's largest economy has banked millions in interest on loans to the heavily indebted state over the last two years alone.

A loan from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the state development bank, has raked in about £350million (€393m) from interest payments since 2010, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Politicians are now demanding the interest is paid back to Greece.

Jul 13 08:02

Austria sets a date for its snap election

Austria's snap election will be on October 15th, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist coalition collapsed, the Austria Press Agency reported.

Jul 13 07:56

Sweden cracks down on illegal immigrants after failed asylum-seeker kills 5 people

SWEDEN has intensified its crackdown on illegal immigrants after a failed asylum-seeker killed five people in Stockholm, but the move has raised concerns that more migrants will be driven underground to join a shadowy underclass.

In the past months, police have staged wider sweeps on workplaces to check papers, netting undocumented workers, sending a warning to employers and sparking heated debate in a nation that has been traditionally tolerant to migrants.

In May, police carried out their biggest raid so far when dozens of officers swooped on a constructions site in Stockholm.

Nine were caught and sent to detention centres, while another 40 escaped by scrambling onto scaffolding and across roof tops.

Jul 13 07:54

CIVIL WAR IS COMING: Germany now joins France as citizens from both countries flood the streets in rage against Islamic immigration

Germany is now joining France in the enormous build up to civil War as right-wing radicalization takes hold as a result of the migrant crisis and the recent Terrorist attacks. Street fighting has now erupted in Germany with citizens clashing with police across several german cities.

Jul 13 07:53

Viktor Orban: European Union Is Following ‘Soros Migrant Plans’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has claimed the European Union are implementing migration plans designed by left-wing billionaire Geroge Soros to bring in a million migrants per year to Europe with the help of his army of NGOs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know!

Jul 13 07:36

Dutch Senate votes to grant intel agencies new surveillance powers

Plans by the Dutch government to increase surveillance powers are likely to face opposition from privacy activists.

A revamp of the country's laws (in Dutch) was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, clearing the final legislative hurdle after years of debate and protest, Reuters reports.

The new Intelligence and Security Act gives police the ability to go after the relatives of suspected terrorists or other serious criminals instead of only specified individuals. The Act also grants Dutch intelligence agencies new surveillance powers such as data retention for three years by service providers and permission for intel agencies to share intelligence with their foreign counterparts (GCHQ, NSA, and so on).

Jul 12 14:09

US Deportation Of Europeans Surges, On Track To Surpass 2016 Numbers

Not immune to President Donald Trump’s deportation policy, Europeans illegally in the US are being sent back overseas at an increasing rate. So far this year, around 1,300 have been deported.

Jul 12 10:59

US Approves $3.9 Billion Patriot Missile System For Romania; Putin: "We Will Be Forced To Respond"

On Tuesday the State Department approved the sale of $3.9 billion in patriot missile systems to NATO-member Romania after prior Russia warnings that such actions could be met with severe reprisals.

Jul 12 08:01

‘Defend Europe’: Far-right activists launch mission to rescue, send back illegals from Libya

Far-right activists from the Identitarian movement have charted a ship to fight illegal migration off the Libyan coast and to expose what they describe as alleged collaboration between European NGOs operating in the area and human traffickers.

A 40-meter-long ship called the C-Star, which was charted by the group, set sail from the African port of Djibouti on July 6 and is expected to take the far-right activists via the Sicilian port of Catania next week before reaching the relief zone of the Libyan coast.

Jul 12 08:01

EXCLUSIVE–Polish Govt: Trump’s Perceived ‘Friendliness’ With Russia No Concern After Warsaw Speech

Polish government sources have told Breitbart News the nation’s concerns over President Trump’s relationship with Russia “evaporated” during his recent trip to Warsaw.

The President–who spoke for 35 minutes in the Polish capital last week–still faces claims of “Russian collusion” from the U.S. and British press. Meanwhile, those on the NATO front lines in Europe have declared their belief that the U.S. President will continue to stand with America’s NATO allies.

Speaking to Breitbart News, Sen. Anna Maria Anders, who also serves as the Polish government’s Plenipotentiary for International Dialogue said: “President Trump was incredibly well received. There was a huge amount of excitement and anticipation about his visit and we were not disappointed.

Jul 12 07:55

Sign of things to come for UK? Norway HITS OUT at EU for sending ships into Oslo waters

Norway, which is not a member of the European Union, has slammed Brussels for authorising European vessels from mainly Baltic nations to fish for crabs in the Svalbard area, an archipelago in the Barents Sea, insisting the move violates its national sovereignty.

A Latvian ship, The Senator, was recently intercepted by the Norwegian coast guard while crab fishing around Svalbard and received a hefty fine.

Norwegian Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg said: “What happened is totally new. The EU is unabashed to make this kind of a decision without consulting us.”

Jul 12 07:37

Why Europe Doesn't Feel Right Without Gaddafi

It appears that Brussels is about to pin its hopes on Libyan National Army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has recently liberated Benghazi from Islamists, Radio Sputnik contributor Vladimir Bychkov noted. In contrast to other Libyan "leaders" Haftar has real power, he added.

Europe is seemingly weighing the pros and cons of siding with Libyan National Army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, Russian political analyst and Radio Sputnik contributor Vladimir Bychkov says.

Jul 12 06:58

EU to splurge £5M A YEAR on luxury 'Bond villain lair' - despite massive budget shortfall

Now the EU, which has been both shaken to its core and stirred into action by Brexit, has unveiled plans to splurge £5.3million a year on a massive new vanity project in the heart of the French capital.

Jul 12 06:48

'You MUST pay!' Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt says Britain has to accept EU divorce bill

BREXIT negotiator Guy Verhofstadt today insisted Britain must accept it needs to pay a divorce bill to leave the club after foreign secretary Boris Johnson said the bloc could "go whistle".

Jul 12 02:05

YOU’LL BE SICKENED TO KNOW HOW US TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING A CHILD RAPE EPIDEMIC AT THE UNITED NATIONS

THE UNITED NATIONS, HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED BY U.S. TAXPAYERS’ DOLLARS, HAS FACED A WIDESPREAD CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PROBLEM FOR YEARS AND REACTED WITH LITTLE MORE THAN SILENCE.

Jul 11 18:20

Brussels’ big-budget bash: EU officials plan £50,000 party - with 700 bottles of wine

EUROPEAN UNION officials are set to spend a “small fortune” of taxpayers’ money on a mammoth eight-hour end-of-year party for civil servants.

Jul 11 15:38

THE POTENTIAL FUTURE OF EUROPE

Jul 11 11:54

Diminishing Birth Rates – Why Is the First Political Solution Race Replacement?

One of the greatest political oddities is that across European nations, the first and last solution to diminishing birth rates is to decide that the next generation of Europeans should be a completely different race. There is a certain shortsightedness in this idea that is not only morally questionable, but also economically stupid.

Jul 11 11:53

US Deploys Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles in Baltics for First Time

Lithuania’s Defense Ministry has made a surprise announcement today that the United States has deployed an unspecified number of Patriot missile batteries into Lithuania, nominally for a military drill that is ongoing for the next two weeks.

This marks the first time such advanced US anti-aircraft weapons have been deployed into one of the Baltic states, and the deployment is expected to last beyond the current exercise, with Lithuanian officials saying it proves the US military commitment to them.

Lithuanian officials have the impression the missiles would be there at least through Russia’s own military exercises in the region in September, which are expected to be held near the NATO border regions, and which Lithuanian officials have been hyping as a “threat.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT Russian threat is there to Lithuania, or Poland, please?!?

In a word, non-existent.

However, what we are seeing is a string of NATO detachments, encircling Russia; toward what final end, perhaps, a NATO war against Russia?!?

Jul 11 10:38

Italy warns Germany and France fixated EU ‘ignore us at your peril’

Bruno Maçães, who was Portugal’s EU minister between July 2013 and November 2015 told the Express.co.uk that Italians were increasingly drawing the link between the country’s economic woes and its EU membership.

Mr Maçães said: ‘The big problem is that Italy has not grown since the start of the euro, its been basically stagnant for 16 or 17 years.

“This is not sustainable, and of course more and more people are making the connection and asking, publicly, whether the euro is to blame for Italian stagnation.

Jul 11 10:37

Italy swoops in to save another bank leaving taxpayers on the hook for over $25 billion

The Italian state has stepped in with funding to save yet another failing bank, meaning taxpayers now stand responsible for over 22 billion euros ($25.4 billion) of bailout money recently extended to the sector.

Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan announced late Tuesday that the government had received approval from the European Commission to pump 5.4 billion euros into Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) in exchange for the lender undertaking a major restructuring overhaul.

Jul 11 10:25

Migrants set Greek refugee camp ablaze during protest against living conditions (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A large refugee camp located on the Greek island of Lesbos has been set on fire during a protest staged by the migrants and refugees accommodated at the facility, who expressed their discontent with the poor living conditions at the center.

Jul 11 10:25

Majority of Poles Would Rather Leave EU than Be Forced to Take Muslim Migrants

Most Poles would rather leave the European Union (EU) than have Brussels force migrants from third world nations on their country, a poll has shown.

Conducted by pollster IBRiS and published in weekly news magazine Polityka, the survey found that 57 per cent of respondents would be willing to forego EU development funds if it meant Poland retains sovereignty on the issue of accepting migrants from outside Europe.

The seventh-poorest, and fifth most populous nation in the bloc, Poland is the largest beneficiary of its development funds and membership has high support — with 71 per cent of Poles believing that belonging to the EU is a “good thing”, according to a March survey by Eurobarometer.

Jul 11 10:04

Germany Pensions System Crisis

The German publication DWN has come out and warned that the German Pensions system is collapsing.

Jul 10 19:43

Victory in Europe

The Presidents Poland/G20 trip is over and as usual we have two different reactions. Conservatives and nationalists like me are pleased with what he has accomplished and liberals proclaim it to be the death of civilization as usual.

Jul 10 13:26

Sweden’s Islamic rape epidemic: Almost half of the victims are children

Rapes are rampant in Sweden, following years of Muslim immigration. An alarmingly high percentage of the victims are children.

Jul 10 11:23

Theresa May to Ask J Corbyn for Help with BREXIT

Theresa May will ask Jeremy Corbyn for his support in delivering Brexit and pushing through legislation as she faces up to the “reality I now face as Prime Minister”.

Jul 10 08:13

On Netanyahu’s Orders: Israel's Foreign Ministry Retracts Criticism of anti-Semitism in Hungary and Slams George Soros

A day after Israel’s ambassador harshly called on the Hungarian PM to remove posters against the Jewish billionaire, the Foreign Ministry backtracks, says George Soros constantly undermines Israel’s governments

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't take it personally; he does that to every nation!

Jul 09 17:34

Lining their pockets with YOUR money - MEPs charging for ‘ghost offices’ that DON’T exist

BRITISH taxpayers are funding hundreds of “ghost offices” for MEPs.

Each member of the European Parliament gets £3,841, or 4,342 euros, every month which is meant to go towards expenses and includes funding an office in their own country.

But an investigation by The MEPs Project – a freedom of information initiative set up by journalists – found offices for 249 members do not exist, could not be located or requests for the address were refused.

So far just 133 out of the 748 MEPs have revealed what they pay in office rent.

Jul 09 10:31

UN Votes to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons - Treaty Awaits Ratification

By resolution 71/258, the General Assembly decided to convene in 2017 a United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

Jul 08 16:06

Europe's Liberal Elite Outraged After Renzi Says Italy Has "No Moral Duty To Take In Migrants"

"We need to free ourselves from a sense of guilt. We do not have the moral duty to welcome into Italy people who are worse off than ourselves," Italy's former PM Renzi wrote in new book, causing outrage within Italy's political establishment. "We need to escape from our 'do gooder' mentality," he said.

Jul 08 14:34

Catalonia and Spain to Push Each Other into Financial Abyss?

Markets are still complacent.

Jul 08 13:34

The poison of commercialisation and social injustice

Graham Peebles recounts the harm done to societies by commercialisation, and says an alternative built on sharing, common purpose and recognition that collaboration, not competition, is the way forward, is beginning to take root.>>

Jul 08 10:01

Italy set to relax its controversial child vaccine law

The Italian Senate has proposed a more relaxed version of a controversial law on vaccines for school children, with fewer vaccinations considered compulsory and reduced penalties for those who don't comply.

The number of compulsory vaccinations will be reduced from 12 to ten, while financial penalties against parents who fail to vaccinate their children will be significantly reduced.

Jul 08 09:54

They've ruined Christmas! EU meddling will see UK shelves empty of butter and cream

BRITAIN’S shelves will be bare of cream and butter by Christmas because of EU meddling in markets, farmers warned today.

And what festive cream and butter products there are will be cripplingly expensive – meaning families might have to eat their mince pies dry and skip the brandy butter.

Peder Tuborgh, chief executive of the farmer-owned firm, Arla, said the UK would be facing a butter and cream shortage in the run-up to the festive period.

The boss of the dairy giant said that because of a fumbled EU scheme aimed at reducing production there was insufficient milk being supplied by farmers to create vital dairy products.

Speaking to Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday, Mr Tuborgh insisted the industry knew there would be a shortage of cream and butter at the end of the year.

Jul 07 15:45

Bomb alert as 500kg WWII German shell sparks evacuation of 10,000 people

THE discovery of a 500kg German World War Two bomb has forced authorities to issue an evacuation order in the Polish town of Bia?ystok.

Some 10 thousand residents in a 1.2km (0.7 mile) radius of the uncovered explosive will have to flee their homes this Sunday.

Jul 07 10:15

Turkey refuses EU proposal to drop accession bid

Jul 07 09:38

EU chief trolls Theresa May and UK over global Brexit vision as it seals Japan trade deal

The EU Council boss said claims that it is easier to trade with the world outside the bloc than in it were “not true” and that eurocrats were “proving” this with their outward looking approach.

One of the key reasons for Britain’s vote to leave the bloc was the notion of regaining sovereignty over trade matters, which all member states cede to the EU Commission which negotiates on their behalf.

Jul 07 09:23

‘Trump is RIGHT’ Top Hungarian official says ‘civilised world is under attack’

DONALD Trump was right when he claimed the West is under threat and must show it has “the will to survive”, one of Hungary’s top officials has claimed.

Jul 07 09:22

Migration and 'Merkel madness' is turning EU leaders AGAINST EACH OTHER, blasts Farage

NIGEL Farage has claimed unsustainable migration is turning European leaders “against each other”.

Jul 07 09:17

Italy Openly Discusses Euro Exit In Parliament: Debt Restructuring Or "Italeave" On The Way?

In Europe, where it is essentially taboo to publicly discuss anything deemed politically incorrect, some interesting conversations are taking place in the Italian parliament regarding the future of Italy in the eurozone.

Via email, Eurointelligence asks Is Italy heading for debt restructuring or euro exit?

Jul 07 09:11

The REAL reason for Europe's influx of migrants!!! WikiLeaks founder

Jul 06 13:52

EU Parliament Suspends Turkey Accession Talks

In the latest diplomatic escalation between the EU and Turkey, on Thursday the European Parliament voted to suspend Turkey's EU accession talks, which as a reminder have been dragging on for decades, if Ankara proceeds with its tplanned constitutional reform which grants sweeping powers to President Recep Erdogan. The resolution passed by the parliament in Strasbourg calls for the “ Commission and the member states, in accordance with the Negotiating Framework, to formally suspend the accession negotiations with Turkey without delay if the constitutional reform package is implemented unchanged."

Jul 06 13:51

FINALLY, an anti-Islam party for Italy!

In the oft forgotten true spirit of liberalism, an anti-Islamization liberal party arises in Italy that wants equality, not tolerance for the most intolerant people on earth – Muslims.

Jul 06 09:23

Germany is ‘committing suicide’ by not allowing me to speak to Turks during G20 – Erdogan

Germany is “committing suicide” by not letting him to speak to Turks during the G20 summit, Turkey’s president has charged. Recep Tayyip Erdogan also says he will continue to view Germany as a terrorist haven until it surrenders alleged Fethullah Gulen supporters.

“Germany must correct this mistake. We need each other,” Erdogan told Die Zeit weekly in an exclusive interview.

Jul 06 08:08

Merkel: Europe Still Can’t Rely on Washington

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated earlier remarks that Europe can no longer rely on the United States.

In claiming that EU members — and Europe as a whole — can no longer rely upon Washington, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a call to arms, saying that the continent must take its fate into its own hands.

Just two days before the G20 summit of world leaders, which will include the attendance of the increasingly polarizing figure of US President Donald Trump, Merkel doubled down on earlier remarks, affirming that Europe "really must take our fate into our own hands," according to the Washington Examiner.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is all of Europe about to pivot to Russia?!?

Jul 06 08:00

EU and Japan reach free trade deal

The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal.
The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world's biggest economic areas.
However, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time.
Two of the most important sectors are Japanese cars and, for Europe, EU farming goods into Japan.
The outline plan was signed in Brussels after a meeting between the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, on the eve of a meeting of the G20 group of leading economies in Hamburg.
It comes hard on the heels of the collapse of a long-awaited trade agreement between Japan, the US and other Pacific ring countries, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which was scrapped in January by US President Donald Trump.
'Countering' Brexit

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hopefully, when the details kick in, this will be a truly "win-win" situation for both Europe and Japan.

Jul 06 07:55

Trump backs NATO defense pact, criticizes Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump affirmed America’s commitment to NATO’s mutual defense pact on a visit to Poland on Wednesday and called on Russia to end “destabilizing activities” and “support for hostile regimes.”

“The United States has demonstrated not merely with words but with its actions that we stand firmly behind Article 5, the mutual defense commitment,” Trump said in a speech in Warsaw, near a monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, when Poles fought for two months against overwhelming German forces during World War II.

On his last trip to Europe, in May, Trump did not state his commitment to the mutual defense clause, causing disquiet among U.S. allies — particularly as the president was highly critical of NATO during his election campaign.

Trump later said in Washington that the U.S. stood by the clause, which states that an attack on one NATO member is considered an attack on all of them. But his remarks in Warsaw were the first time he had done so on European soil.

Jul 06 07:19

Huge eruption: Just WHAT was this Pompeii victim doing when he died?

A PHOTOGRAPH of the remains of a Pompeii victim appears to show him in a very compromising position, suggesting he may have been little ‘busy’ when the volcano erupted.

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The photograph was originally uploaded to Instagram by the Pompeii Archaeological Park, with many users taking advantage of the victim’s rather compromising position on almost all social media platforms.

One wrote: “When you say ‘enjoy until the last moment…’”

Another quipped: “He died holding his loved ones.”

Jul 06 07:09

'This can't go on' EU ministers hint they may start turning migrant boats back to Africa

EUROPEAN ministers today suggested they are now considering a radical shift in their migration strategy which would see EU vessels start turning migrant boats around and sending them back to North Africa.

Interior chiefs from Estonia, Belgium and the Netherlands all said Brussels needs to find ways of significantly upping the rate of deportations of economic migrants if it is to survive the latest spike in the continent’s migration crisis.

Eurocrats are now set to draw up a code of conduct, at the behest of Italy, which will govern how NGOs operating search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean should coordinate their operations with EU member states in the future.

A number of prominent Italian politicians have accused charities of acting as a taxi service for migrants and even communicating with people smuggling gangs to coordinate rescues - allegations aid workers furiously deny.

Jul 05 15:34

‘Everything wrong with the EU’ MEPs call for end to Parliament's £100m travelling circus

EUROPEAN politicians this evening once more called for an end to the EU parliament’s farcical travelling circus which costs taxpayers £100 million every year.

MEPs from across the political and national divide slammed the current ridiculous situation, where the entire Brussels bureaucracy decamps once a month to Strasbourg for four days worth of sittings.

They tore into Strasbourg’s £410 million white elephant as “a symbol of all that is wrong with the European Union” and said it is bad for taxpayers and the environment.

Jul 05 14:53

Submerged SUPER-VOLCANO at favourite Brit holiday destination alarms scientists

Volcanologists are warning over the destructive power of the Phlegraean Fields, also known as Campi Flegrei, near to Naples, Italy, as it is showing signs of erupting.

The huge volcano - technically an eight-mile wide caldera - which is mostly underwater in the Bay of Naples, is bigger than the nearby Mt Vesuvius – which is responsible for one of the deadliest eruptions in human history when it obliterated the nearby Pompeii in 79AD.

The ancient volcano last erupted in 1538 although it was only minor, lasting for eight days.

However, its formation some 39,000 years ago saw lava and rocks thrown hundreds of kilometres away in what was the most violent eruption in the past 200,000 years in Europe.

Jul 05 10:36

Criticizing Islam is a Dangerous Game – From Fatwa to Government Harassment, it is All Designed to Make Us Fear

The idea that governments may want us to live in a perpetual state of fear is not an outlandish conspiracy theory. It is a calculated series of measures designed to justify the implementation of regressive laws that allow more power to be ceded to national governments and supranational organizations.

Jul 05 09:29

Swedish music festival cancelled after rapes as organisers say 'certain men can't behave'

ONE of Sweden’s largest music festivals will not take place in 2018 after a spate of rapes at this year’s event.

Bravalla festival will not take place next year after its furious organisers said: “Certain men cannot behave.”

It has been an annual event in Sweden attended by more than 50,000 people since 2013.

However this year’s event has been marred by three allegations of rape and at least two other sexual assault reports - all of which took place between last Thursday and Sunday.

There were also 23 reports of sexual harassment, including one in which a 15-year-old girl was targeted in the middle of a crowd.

Jul 05 09:21

Italy Furious After Austria Deploys Troops, Armored Vehicles To Border

An angry Italy summoned Austria's ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to re-introduce border controls and deploy troops and armored vehicles along the border to block any migrant influx out of Italy.

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