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Jul 08 15:23

EU population UP by nearly TWO MILLION last year thanks to immigration

THE population of the European Union jumped to 510.1 MILLION last year, shocking new figures have revealed.

Jul 08 15:16

'Misguided' EU policy means migrant crisis to continue for next TWO CENTURIES, bloc admits

BRUSSELS' "misguided" immigration policy means the effects of the European migrant crisis will continue until the end of the next century, European Union (EU) bureaucrats have admitted.

Hungarian MP Károly Kontrát hit out at the way the bloc is dealing with the crisis, saying it was "endangering the security and unity of Europe".

Jul 08 13:08

After Brexit NATO to Become Washington’s 'Main Tool to Control Europe'

Currently, there are attempts to organize a new referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. If Britain remained in the bloc it would be in the interests of the United States and NATO.

Obama Believes UK to Remain Strong NATO Member After Brexit
However, if finally London withdraws from the EU NATO will return to its initial role, Vladislav Jovanovic, a Yugoslavian veteran diplomat and former Yugoslavian ambassador to Turkey, said.

According to him, NATO’s role will be to keep Germany in Europe while keeping Russia as far as possible from Europe. In this situation, the US will remain the most powerful military player on the continent.

Jovanovic suggested that Brexit is only the first step in the weakening of the EU. The Brexit vote has revealed a number of internal contradictions between different country members. Moreover, the EU has structural problems which cannot be resolved with its traditional tools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't look for any "thaw" against Russia in this current NATO Summit; if anything, look for a harder stance against Russia, possibly leading to a shooting war against it.

Jul 08 13:02

US Sends Another 1,000 Troops To Poland As Part Of NATO Effort To Counter Russia

President Obama is in Warsaw, Poland today where NATO members are holding a summit to show the alliance will stand firm against new threats, including a “resurgent Russia.” The Warsaw meeting is being held in a district of the capital, Praga, that Poles view as a symbol of Russian betrayal of their nation.

In the meeting, Obama called on NATO to "stand firm" against Russia, terrorism and other challenges even as a key member, UK, retrenches from Europe. In an op-ed published in the Financial Times on Friday, Obama says the U.S. and European nation "must summon the political will, and make concrete commitments" to affirm European cooperation.

“This may be the most important moment for our transatlantic alliance since the end of the Cold War,” Obama wrote. “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine threatens our vision of a Europe that is whole, free and at peace.” The US president added that “NATO will once again send a very clear message that we are here.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sorry: it is NATO and the US who are doing the aggression here.

Someone in the US Congress better darned well get ready to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, stating that if a President is unable, mentally or physically, to stay in office, needs to be replaced by the Vice-President.

Obama definitely qualifies right now, because he cannot possibly be in his right mind, and is unfit to lead the country.

It is obvious, in making this statement, that President Obama has utterly lost his reality license.

Jul 08 12:05

NATO Heads Of State Summit Under The Dictate Of The US

“The gathering of NATO Heads of State and Governments in The Warsaw Summit rather will be not in sake of the EU. The NATO’s summit will as usual adopt a series of decisions, a package of US dictations sent earlier to NATO member states. For example, the US President Barack Obama demanded Germany to deploy military forces on the Russian border of Litauen.

From my opinion strengthening the military presence at the Russian borders will have a negative effect on the relation between the European countries and Russia. Which is in the interest of the Transatlantic Pact and of the US, who themselves increased sales with Russia while their so-called partners, the vassal states of the EU, have lost by deploying the sanctions against Russia. “Divide et impera!” at work. When will the European Community stand up against this constant aggression of the US-led NATO and vote for peace and cooperation with Russia?“

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This NATO conference in Warsaw is about anything BUT peace, prosperity, and international cooperation among all countries; it is to further jeapordise the already-tense relationship between Europe, Eastern Europe, and Russia.

And that statement: "Strengthening and modernizing NATO’s defense and deterrence posture will be the focus of the 2016 Summit, according to a recent NATO statement. At its 2014 Summit in Wales, NATO agreed to a number of short-term measures to bolster the alliance’s conventional deterrent. Dubbed the Readiness Action Plan, these measures sought to expedite the arrival of NATO reinforcements to states under attack from Russia."

WHAT bloody evidence does anyone in NATO have, please, that Russia is going to attack ANYBODY?!??

President Obama, can possibly, please, enlighten my brother and sister Americans on this, with actual facts?!?

And to every citizen of every NATO member country, please ask this question, politely, but loudly, to all of your politicians; since it will be your sons and daughters on the front line of such a war, you deserve to know WHY NATO believes that Russia is going to attack anyone.

Whoever is thinking in these terms has obviously lost their reality licence; and when a whole group of politicians indulge in completely preposterous and insane "group think", really, really bad decisions can get made to escalate the drumbeat for war, this time against Russia.

NATO and the US are in no position to fight Russia; they don't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

So, a small memo to NATO: thinking, moral citizens of all member NATO countries do not want this war at all.

Pursuing such a war, at this time, when the world has so many other real problems to solve, is an absolute betrayal of citizens of your member countries.

Jul 08 10:53

Obama heads to NATO summit at 'inflection point'

President Barack Obama arrived in Poland Thursday for a high-stakes NATO summit, marking what's likely to be his final presidential trip to Europe as the continent faces a moment of historic uncertainty.

The United Kingdom's vote to exit the European Union, which Obama campaigned ardently against, has thrown the bloc into chaos. The undercurrents that pushed "Brexit" through, like opposition to immigration and trade deals, could wind up blemishing Obama's own legacy.

And Russian aggression also is a growing concern for the alliance, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressing the issue and the need for increased NATO deterrence when he spoke to reporters on his flight to Poland Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "Russian aggression"?!?!?

The US created the putsch in Ukraine to oust Yanukovich, and install Poroshenko two years ago. Victoria Nuland boasted of this, as is documented below in the following video:

Victoria Nuland States US has spent $5 billion to "Subvert Ukraine"

Now folks, if that is not "aggressive", I sure as heck don't know what is.

When Poroshenko was installed, Crimea knew that there was zero legitimate government in Kiev.

Having historically been a part of Russia until the 50s, when Khrushchev, a native Ukrainian, annexed Crimea to Ukraine, the Crimean government held a referendum, asking the Crimean people if they wanted to become a part of the Russian Federation.

In what was judged a free and fair election, the Crimean people said yes, and Crimea asked Russia if they could join the Russian Federation, and Russia agreed.

Russia has done nothing wrong here; but DC is adamant about blaming them for having, allegedly, "annexed Crimea", which they did not do.

But when you are pushing for a war, as the US government is against Russia, facts don't matter; you just want to have a "justification" for that war which the US voters will mostly sign off on.

Jul 08 09:28

EU ‘Must Wait’ For Britain To Decide On Brexit, Tusk Says

Britain is still a full member of the European Union, says the head of the European Council, asserting that the EU “must wait” for the country to decide if it really wants to exit the bloc.

Jul 08 07:19

The new British Foreign Policy

The Western Press keeps repeating the same message – by leaving the European Union, the British have isolated themselves from the rest of the world, and will have to deal with terrible economic consequences. And yet, the fall in the Pound could be an advantage within the Commonwealth, which is a far greater family than the Union, and present on all six continents. Famous for its pragmatism, the City could quickly become the international centre for the yuan and implant the Chinese currency in the very heart of the Union.

Jul 08 07:17

GERMANS DEMAND EU REFERENDUM: Merkel told to not be 'arrogant' and hold Brussels vote

ANGELA Merkel is facing a nightmare scenario after a leading German MP said Berlin needs to hold an EU Referendum.

Sahra Wagenknecht called for Germany to let the people have their say on whether they want to sever ties with Brussels.

The deputy vice president of Die Linke, the Bundestag's third main party, said it would be "arrogant" to not trust the electorate with the decision.

Jul 08 07:16

Why People Never Believe That War Is Coming – Until It Is Too Late

War always starts unexpectedly. Deepest dreams occur before dawn. People cannot believe that their peaceful lives are over. On June 21, 1941 the Soviet nation was more sure than ever that war wouldn’t happen. It was clear to everyone that sooner or later they would have to fight the fascist beast, but not today. Not tomorrow. German troops along our borders were just training. The main thing was not to panic and respond to provocations. Knowing the inevitable, a human heart desperately clings to the hope that the storm will pass. The enemy always takes advantage of this, attacking when least expected.

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Jul 07 12:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 07 10:52

Swedes no longer want to join NATO – poll

Public support for the idea of Sweden becoming a NATO member has dropped from 41 to 33 percent in less than a year, a fresh poll has revealed.

Jul 07 10:30

After Brexit, US Hopes to Get NATO Focus Back on Russia

A major NATO summit is set to begin later this week in Warsaw, and while the plan was to spend the whole time harping on about “Russian aggression” and making more plans to add more ground troops to the Baltic states.

Then the Brexit happened, and as with everyone else, that’s all a lot of summit goers want to talk about these days. Britain’s referendum was on leaving the EU, and not NATO, but that doesn’t mean a lot of officials aren’t predicting the move weakening the alliance, at least so far as joint NATO-EU operations go.

But with constant predictions from US officials of an imminent Russian invasion of Eastern Europe never panning out, the Obama Administration and other hawks on the Russia issue are looking to shift the focus of the summit back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, please, but has NATO Secretary-General Stollenberg lost his reality licence?!?

What possible evidence does he have of a potential Russian invasion of Eastern Europe?!? What are the facts here?!?

I frankly think that the people of the countries supporting NATO with their tax dollars deserve a detailed explanation of Stollenberg's stance here, and what evidence he can point to to justify his thinking.

Because right now, he has a very skeptical US and Europe looking at this statement, and wondering if the man has, in fact, lost his mind, to be saying this.

Jul 07 08:02

Patras: Homeless family of 5 lives in carton boxes

And when you think, you’ve seen and heard everything possible and impossible in Greece of austerity and crisis… there comes this incredible human story: a family of five lives in carton boxes. In the city of Patras in western Greece.

The family ended up on the streets after a labor accident of the father. The family has no income. For the last 8 months, the two adults and the three children live in a provisional “shelter” made of carton boxes they have places in a corner of an abandoned and half-constructed building.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are the homeless the bankers blame for "living beyond their means"

Jul 07 07:51

Czech president wants referendum on EU & NATO membership

The president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman, has called for a referendum on his country’s membership in the EU and NATO. Although Zeman wants to remain in both organizations, he wants the public to have a chance to “express themselves.”

Jul 07 07:39

DISTURBANCES - MONTENEGRO AT THE BOILING POINT: People do not want to join NATO - a criminal organization!

Majority mood of citizens against joining the North Atlantic military alliance, our duty is to enable citizens to express their opinion, stated the Montenegrin opposition.

Jul 07 07:32

Key difference between now and 2011

Jul 06 16:53

END OF SCHENGEN? MEPs vote to bring BACK border controls as free movement FAILS

EUROPEAN Union (EU) members have today voted overwhelmingly to bring back border controls in a blow to the Schengen free movement agreement.

In a bid to minimise the effects of the migration crisis on Europe MEPs agreed to replace the union’s border agency, Frontex, with a new European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG), which will be granted more powers.

Jul 06 16:52

Brussels' 'hallucination' Europe REVOLT as Juncker pushes Canada deal WITHOUT consultation

REVOLTING European nations have slapped down unelected EU bureaucrats who planned to wave through a MAJOR trade deal without consultation.

France even went so far as to call the EU chiefs hoping to push through the massive agreement with Canada “hallucinatory”.

Bureaucrats had hoped to act as a tacit EU superstate, rubber stamping the plan on behalf of members and even nations beyond the EU borders.

But, emboldened by Britain's Brexit vote, nation states were today in revolt forcing the European Union into a dramatic re-think.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada will now be subject to all national parliaments’ ratification after all.

Jul 06 14:13

The Iraq War, Brexit And Imperial Blowback

While the British Empire may be a thing of the past, British imperialism is not. Today the Chilcot inquiry reports on the role of Tony Blair’s government in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which resulted in the death of nearly half a million Iraqis and the destabilization of the region, for which its inhabitants continue to pay the price. It is no coincidence that the Blairite wing of the Labour Party, amidst the Brexit chaos, launched a coup against its current leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who is set to call for Blair to be put on trial for war crimes.

Jul 06 14:00

Brexit And Spain: Europe On The Edge?

On the surface, the Brexit vote on June 23 and the Spanish elections on June 26 don’t look comparable. After a nasty campaign filled with racism and Islamophobia, the British — or rather, the English and the Welsh — took a leap into darkness and voted to leave the European Union (EU). Spanish voters, on the other hand, rejected change and backed a right-wing party that embodies the policies of the Brussels-based trade organization.

Jul 06 12:33

A Furious Italian Prime Minister Slams Deutsche Bank As Europe's Most Insolvent Bank

Several years ago, we were the first to point out the true "elephant in the room", namely Deutsche Bank's $75 trillion in derivatives which as we said at the time was about 20 times bigger than Germany's GDP, and 5 times bigger than the entire economic output of the Eurozone."

Jul 06 12:28

Angela Merkel 'to oust Jean-Claude Juncker' as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response

Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker 'within the next year', a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote.

The German chancellor’s frustration with the European Commission chief came as Europe split over whether to use the Brexit negotiations as a trigger to deepen European integration or take a more pragmatic approach to Britain as it heads for the exit door.

Jul 06 12:09

Russia to monitor NATO vessels in Bosphorus with new long-range radars from Crimea - source

The Russian military will deploy its newest long-range radars in the Baltic and Black Seas to keep a weather eye on NATO operations, according to Interfax. The radars are capable of monitoring warships and aircraft at a distance of up to 450km.

Jul 06 12:08

Here's What Happens if Finland Joins NATO

Last week, during a meeting with Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Finnish authorities about the possible consequences of that country joining the NATO alliance. Commenting on the president's words, Russian geopolitical analyst Boris Stepnov fleshed out exactly what those consequences might be.

Jul 06 10:42

Russia gathers troops at Baltic military bases ahead of Cold War-style stand-off with Nato

Russia is assembling military forces in eastern Europe as it draws closer to a potential Cold War-style standoff with NATO in the Baltic states.

The Russian military has been mobilising troops, trucks and equipment to various bases around Kaliningrad, a crucial outpost between Poland and Lithuania, as well as sites further inland according to Reuters.

Servicemen have been seen working to increase security at important bases and further military radar systems are being constructed, in addition to Russia’s rumoured preparation of new missiles and anti-aircraft systems at Kaliningrad.

Russia says it believes its borders are under threat as NATO forces draw closer, with the increase in military activity likely to be a key talking point when NATO member states meet in Warsaw on July 8.

According to NATO strategists, Russia is layering surface-to-air missiles in Kaliningrad in an effort to block off NATO'S air access to the three Baltic states and areas of Poland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "Russian aggression", when for months NATO has been building up caches of weapons, and adding troops, or rotating more troops into Eastern Europe?!?!?

Let's look at a map:

map of Kalinigrad and surrounding countries

Kaliningrad is the most westerly exclave of Russia, surrounded by Poland; Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea. The three Baltic states NATO claims Russia is after are Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. Poland is crying foul at this buildup in Kaliningrad, but NATO members and beyond can only blame themselves for refusing to ratchet down tensions through reasonable, good faith negotiations with the Russian government.

But I am almost willing to bet one whole US cent on the following; the US and NATO are doing everything humanly possible to provoke a military response from Russia; and if Russia won't give it to them, look for some kind of a false flag to be blamed on Russia, and off we go.

Jul 06 10:12

WORLD'S BIGGEST ASSET MANAGER DOWNGRADES EUROPEAN BANKS TO SELL, EXPECTS GLOBAL SLOWDOWN

Exactly one month ago we reported that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, had downgraded global equities to Neutral, saying "U.S. valuations are elevated." The chief catalyst for that call was BlackRock's assumption that a summer Fed rate hike was imminent, something which now is assured won't happen for years. So overnight BlackRock shifted its attention, and this time sees Brexit as the downside catalyst du jour, one which for Blackrock is enough to cause it to trim its global growth expectations, as it now expects "a modest slowdown over the next 12 months."

More importantly, Blackrock also notes that since "there’s limited scope for monetary policy to reflate the global economy, however, and much-needed fiscal stimulus and structural reform progress looks unlikely over the coming months" it has in response "downgraded European stocks to underweight, with a negative view of the eurozone banking sector."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Italian banks are flailing; Deutsche Bank was unable to pass the last Federal Stress Test; and once the floodgates of contagion are open, in the banking community, it is hard to see how the damage can be contained, once it starts.

Jul 06 08:53

French Citizens Rise Up In Their Millions To Protest Ruling Elite

France is in chaos once again as thousands of protesters swarm the streets in their millions in protest against the ruling class who they say are taking away their rights. The scale of the events is being watered down by the mainstream media in an attempt to suppress any scale or domino effect of other countries around the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look at the size of the crowd in that photo!

Jul 06 08:39

EU Banks Crash To Crisis Lows As Funding Panic Accelerates

The signs are everywhere - if you choose to look - Europe's banking system is collapsing (no matter what Draghi has to offer). From record lows in Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse to spiking default risk in Monte Paschi, the panic in Europe's funding markets (basis swaps collapsing) is palpable.

Jul 06 07:29

'I asked them to stop... but they grabbed my breasts very roughly': SECOND Swedish music festival sex victim reveals she was groped by a mob of men as police reveal FIVE more women were raped

Five women say they were raped at Sweden's biggest music festival - on the same weekend as a mob of 'foreign youths' sexually assaulted 35 females, one as young as 12 at another concert.

Alleged victims at the Bråvalla music festival told police groups of men attacked them while others complained that they were filmed while using the toilets.

Two teenage girls said a man carried out a sex act in front of them.

An anti-rape activist said she was even sexually assaulted by three men who were wearing 'don't grope' wristbands distributed by police in an effort to reduce such attacks.

Jul 06 07:14

Ukraine Protesters Disrupt Traffic to Poland Over Border Controls

According to a local police spokeswoman, demonstrators in the western Ukrainian Lvov region partially blocked the road to Poland due to Warsaw's decision to impose temporary border controls in connection with the upcoming NATO summit.

Jul 06 07:14

Diplomat: NATO’s actions provoke risks and challenges to Russian security interests

NATO’s actions have provoked risks and challenges to Russia’s security interests and frustrated confidence, Anton Mazur, the leader of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks on military security and arms control, said on Tuesday.

"Despite our warnings of counter-productivity and risks of NATO’s eastwards expansion, the borders of the biggest military bloc have nearly reached Russian borders," the Russian Foreign Ministry quoted him as saying at the annual security review conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). "Works have started in the territory of new members to develop military infrastructure. New formats of military activities have been launched on the ground, in the air and at sea, including a mission on air patrolling and multinational exercises."

Jul 06 07:13

Pressure mounts on Juncker to step down as he REJECTS sanctions for rule-breaking nations

THE PRESIDENT of the European Commission is facing fresh controversy today after it emerged he has failed again to enforce sanctions on EU countries which have did not enforce austerity rules.

Jul 06 04:30

ANGER AT 'SCANDALOUS' EU PROPOSAL TO USE DEVELOPMENT AID TO FUND ARMIES

The controversial proposal would see development funds used for armies The plan, which would see the security forces of unsettled countries funded by the EU's development fund, has been sharply criticised after it was put forward by the European Commission last week. Delegate Reinhad Bütikofer blasted the EU for working on the project “clandestinely without any public debate.”

Jul 06 01:13

MSN: Dozens of reports of assaults, rapes at Swedish festivals

Several dozen women reported being raped or sexually assaulted at two music festivals in Sweden last weekend, police said Tuesday. Police Inspector Leif Nystrom said there had been 32 reports of attacks by boys or young men at a three-day festival in the city of Karlstad, 300 kilometers (190 miles) west of the capital, Stockholm. The youngest alleged victim was 12. Police identified seven young men they wanted to question. Meanwhile in Norrkoping, police told local media that they that were investigating five cases of alleged rape and more than a dozen suspected sexual assaults at the Bravalla Festival in the city, southwest of Stockholm.

Jul 05 15:47

Will Brexit Lead To Grexit?

Dimitri Lascaris says so-called leftist or socialist governments throughout the EU are engaging in self-immolation by embracing austerity.

Jul 05 11:39

Saxo Fears "Cascading Implosion" As Italian Bank Collapse Continues

The biggest theme emerging in the post-Brexit world is the evolving banking crisis in Italy which has actually been under way since the beginning of the year as the new non-performing exposure rules started to be enforced by the European Banking Authority.

UniCredit, Intesa, Monte Paschi, Banco Popolare, and UBI collectively had €119 billion in unprovisioned non-performing loans at the end of Q1 with UniCredit’s exposure being the critical piece in the overall European banking system.

The Italian banking system has around €400bn in total non-performing loans. The aggregate common equity among Italian publicly-listed banks was around €125B (as of the end of Q1) and around 75% of the uncovered non-performing loans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no way to ultimately limit the contagion which will most likely hit the US banking sector from this, because of the connectedness of financial systems world-wide.

Jul 05 11:06

Trump Hammers On Brexit, “Independence Day” And Repudiation Of Rule By The Global Elite

One thing is clear, whether or not everyone will agree with what is said, Trump is at least speaking more directly than most politicians do

It turned out that Trump wasted no time in making sure that the people of America understood that what had been done in the UK can be done in the United States.

Jul 05 10:57

Globalists and Neocons Prove Incapable of Understanding Reality

If Trump wants to put America first, he needs to start firing the Neoconservatives and their lackeys from the White House and putting them on trial for making Americans look really bad.

Rather than listening and learning and modifying their actions, the ruling elites stick to “more of the same.” This process clearly emblematized by the endless procession of Bushes and Clintons replacing each other in the positions of power.

Jul 05 10:00

EU DOMINOES: Now Hungary calls EU referendum - Hungarian president sets date for vote

In the wake of the UK's Brexit vote and the decision to leave the European Union (EU), the Hungarian President, Janos Ader, has ordered a nationwide referendum on October 2.

The Hungarian people will be asked whether they want to accept any future European Union quota system for resettling migrants.

The question will be: "Do you want the European Union to be entitled to prescribe the mandatory settlement of non-Hungarian citizens in Hungary without the consent of parliament?"

Jul 05 09:38

Europe Under The Atlanticist Thumb: "Free Trade" And "Free Migration" Destroying Nations

In the contemporary European Union, the nation-state is undergoing a profound crisis which threatens not only the stability and well-being of the peoples of these countries, but also the viability of any project of European integration. What are some of the signs that European states have lost or are losing their last vestiges of sovereignty, and is the process irreversible on national grounds?

Jul 05 08:55

"We Won't Be Lectured" - Italy's Renzi To Defy Brussels Over Banking Bailout

With all eyes distratcted by the post-Brexit euphoria, the last week has seen a far more existential crisis accelerating in Europe. Italy's banking system is in tatters (from a EUR40bn bailout 6 days ago, to EUR150 emergency support 3 days ago, to a bank bailout and chatter of further support from pension funds Friday) but, in what seems like a clear admission that things are really bad, The FT reports that Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is prepared to defy the EU and unilaterally pump billions of euros into its troubled banking system if it comes under severe systemic distress, a last-resort move that would smash through the bloc’s nascent regime for handling ailing banks.

Jul 05 08:54

Germany derides 'disgraceful' Farage after resignation

German politicians and media organizations from across the political spectrum have been scathing about Nigel Farage after he announced his resignation as leader of UKIP, Britain’s anti-EU political party.

Farage announced on Monday that he was stepping down as leader of UKIP, saying he wanted his life back.

But critics have accused him of irresponsibility, as the decision means he will disappear from the political lime light with the UK's exit from the EU, which he has long sought, looking set to become reality.

Jul 05 08:53

ZOOPLA CEO BEHIND MISHCON DE REYA ANTI-BREXIT LEGAL ACTION

City law firm Mishcon de Reya are launching a legal challenge to Brexit with the backing of a number of businesses who for some reason haven’t been named publicly. Guido can reveal one of the firms behind the action is property website Zoopla.

Jul 05 08:30

NATO-Russia talks after Warsaw summit: Stoltenberg

NATO is set to hold formal talks with Russia shortly after a summit in Warsaw this week where the alliance will endorse a military buildup following the Ukraine conflict, chief Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

Jul 05 07:53

France: Protestors Rise Up In Their Millions Against Ruling Class

French protestors are rising up in their millions against a ruling class determined to take away their rights. There is anarchy on the streets of France as the mainstream media continues to suppress the scale of events.

Jul 05 07:48

France forces through labour bill amid new protests

France's controversial new labour laws look set to be pushed through parliament today without a vote, as demonstrators get ready to protest once again.

Jul 04 22:41

Holocaust-Denying French Professor Gets 1 Year in Prison

France’s highest court affirmed a one-year prison sentence for a professor who questioned the Holocaust’s veracity. The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal last week of Vincent Reynouard, who has since fled the country and is presumed escaped. It was the last of several appeals by Reynouard to the sentence imposed last year by a Caen court over a 2014 video in which he said the Holocaust may not have happened and called state commemorations of the deportation of French Jews ”manipulation of memory,” France 3 reported. Reynouard has lost his license to teach in the public education system over repeated Holocaust denials.

Jul 04 12:58

Dr Paul Craig Roberts: BREXIT, WHAT NEXT ?

Hopefully, a result of the Brexit will be the breakup of the European Union and NATO

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) could probably prevent the United States from launching World War III, says Dr. P C Roberts.

Jul 04 07:33

Brexit: The English And Welsh Enlightenment

“NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS NOW: THE COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION LEADS TO DARK PLACES.”

THE INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES, JUNE 25-26 2016

Dublin.

By voting for Brexit the English and Welsh have switched on the light. And, as usual, when the light suddenly conquers the dark the cracks become obvious and the cockroaches scatter. It’s a beautiful sight.

Jul 04 07:03

Turkey to grant MILLIONS of Syrian refugees citizenship as it ramps up bid to join EU

MILLIONS of refugees taken in by Turkey over the last five years will be offered citizenship, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Jul 04 07:01

Stir over Swedish cash for Clintons' charity

Questions are being asked about donations flowing from Sweden to the Clinton family's charity, just as the Swedish government was trying to persuade the US to limit sanctions against Iran, where the Nordic nation was attempting to boost business.

Jul 04 06:56

London Stock Exchange set to merge with Germany's Deutsch Boerse - despite Brexit

THE London Stock Exchange (LSE) is set to merge with its German equivalent Deutsche Boerse to create a European exchange giant - despite concerns over how the pairing would work post-Brexit.

Jul 04 06:50

EU demands Britain pays £12 BILLION into Brussels budget despite Brexit vote

BRITAIN will pay £12 billion into Brussels coffers next year even though the public has voted to leave the European Union (EU).

The UK’s bill for membership of the Euro club will go towards bankrolling a Brussels border and coast guard, a new Agency for Asylum and the groundwork for an EU army.

The eye-watering figure has been revealed in a new draft budget released by the EU Commission and equates to a staggering £230million a week.

Jul 03 11:21

Angela Merkel 'to oust Jean-Claude Juncker' as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response

Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker 'within the next year', a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote.

Jul 03 10:47

Chairman of Greece’s Jetoil Found Dead, Police Spokesman Says

Kyriakos Mamidakis, chairman of Greece’s Mamidoil-Jetoil Greek Petroleum SA that sought bankruptcy protection last week, was found dead at his home near Athens Sunday, a Greek police spokesman said.

Mamidakis was found with a gun next to his body in what appears to have been an act of suicide, the police spokesman said, requesting anonymity in line with policy. Calls to the company were unanswered.

Jul 03 10:02

EU Basics – Your Guide to the UK Referendum on EU Membership

"...the EU is the project to abandon all national sovereignty and borders within and melt away all European nations that don’t succeed in exiting in time, into a merged, joint new single country, with one central European government, centralised European monetary policy, centralised European fiscal policy, centralised European foreign policy, and centralised European regulation, including of financial markets and banking. This United States of Europe, an undemocratic leviathan that the European peoples never wanted, is the culmination of the much repeated mantra of "ever closer union“.

"...Big business and big banks, as well as central bankers and the IMF, constitute the financial elite that is behind this purposeful concentration of power – giving ever more power into the hands of ever fewer people. The undemocratic nature of EU institutions has reached such an extent that I have heard a recently retired member of the ECB governing council in private confessing that his biggest worry is the undemocratic nature and extent of the ECB’s powers, which have increasingly been abused for political ends. These facts have been drowned out by the constant drip of propaganda emanating from the powerful elites behind the creation of the United States of Europe.

Jul 03 08:04

Austria warns it will LEAVE EU if Turkey wins controversial Brussels bid

AUSTRIA will turn its back on the crumbling European Union if Turkey is successful in its controversial bid for membership, the country’s anti-immigration party leader has vowed.

Jul 03 07:57

Lord Rothschild Demands Britain Stay In Europe

Rothschild, who chairs the RIT Capital Partners investment trust, refers to his family businesses which originated with five brothers setting up the “first truly international banking system,” operating from London, Paris, Vienna, Naples and Frankfurt at the end of the 18th century.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, so the world's greatest money-junkie demands Britain stay in the EU. He DEMANDS it, like he thinks he is the true ruler of the world!

Small point his Imperial Rothschildness should recall. The Templars set up the world's first international banking system in the 12th Century, and like that of the Rothschilds, it was based on debt. We know what happened to the Templars when rulers realized they could never pay their way out of debt. Maybe it is time for a repeat!

Jul 03 07:48

Russia’s Brexit

The topic of Russia was headlined before and during the Brexit campaign and continues to be prominent afterwards. Will Russia benefit from this democratic vote? If so, how? Does democracy threaten Euro-Atlantic security? And, will Russia be blamed for the gross miscalculations of others?

Jul 03 07:47

The US Will Not Let Britain Exit the EU

Dr Roberts explains his view about Brexit and the future of the EU: “The British vote to leave the EU is not binding, so I think most of the discussion about the effect of Brexit is premature, because Washington is not going to allow the British to leave the EU. The EU is a CIA initiative, and Washington has worked for 60 years to put all of the European countries in a bag that is easily controlled. …Some of the 28 countries in the EU have some accountably left to their peoples. Not very much, as Greece has proven, but some still do. …So it is much more convenient if all of these countries are put under the control of an unaccountable, unelected, European commission where only a handful of people make decisions, making it very easy for Washington to control.

Jul 03 07:38

Ex-President of Poland Calls on US to Shoot Down Russian Jets

Former president of Poland Lech Walesa said that US Navy should have shot down Russian Su-24 fighters that came within 30 feet of the missile destroyer Donald Cook in the Baltic sea in order to identify the ship.

According to Walesa, such actions on the part of Russia cannot be tolerated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, Lech, if you really feel that way ... Here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the camouflage BDUs so here is a bright da-glo jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport aircraft, and we will call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself!

But...

The Russians have every right to be curious when warships are cruising just outside their borders. It's not like the Russians overflew the USS Donald in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Black Sea is international waters. Russia has as much right to be there as the US, in fact even more so under the Montreaux Convention! The US and Europe are massing forces at Russia's border, and now we have those leaked emails in which the former head of NATO tried to start a war with Russia. Yet the official story remains that this is all somehow Russia's fault; that Russia is the aggressor.

Jul 03 07:22

'Perfect Storm' of Anti-Russian Sanctions Punishes Italian Economy

The billion euros in contracts secured by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) two weeks ago is a paltry sum compared to the damage inflicted on Italy by the sanctions war between the EU and Russia.

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