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Apr 24 04:33

History of Nordic EU referendums holds lessons for British vote

With Britain’s noisy campaign over a possible Brexit polarizing voters, tight referendums over EU membership two decades ago in Norway and Sweden offer lessons how campaigns that stay positive and focus on ordinary people can swing voters at the last minute.

In the space of just two weeks in 1994, Sweden voted by 52.3 percent to join the EU, while Norway voted by 52.2 percent to stay out. They were two of the closest-run EU referendums in history, momentous decisions that split families, generations and political parties.

Both nations are relevant to the British campaign. Norway is touted as a model by Brexit supporters, with close EU trade ties despite remaining outside. Sweden is seen as a successful arm’s-length approach to EU membership, retaining its own currency.

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Apr 24 02:30

Bulgarian Man Charged For Detaining Migrants Cheered As A Hero While Appearing In Court

The Bulgarian man many hail as a hero for detaining three Afghan migrants trying to illegally enter his country was cheered by a large crowd while being hauled into court for a hearing related to his ongoing house arrest.

Petar Nizamov was charged with "illegally detaining" three migrants after video he released of the detention went viral and internationalist NGOs pressured the Bulgarian government to punish him.

Apr 23 08:56

Merkel urges EU to ‘share burden’ of refugee crisis with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Turkey, saying it is facing the brunt of the migration crisis by accepting three times more Syrian refugees than the EU as a whole in a joint press conference with the Dutch PM.

Apr 23 08:49

How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone

A miserable week for the Green Party was confirmed on Friday as support for its two figureheads sank like a stone.

Apr 23 08:47

Tight race likely to upset Austrian power

Austria's presidential ballot on Sunday is expected to highlight the decline in the country's two traditional parties, which for the first time since 1945 look unlikely to produce a winning candidate.

Apr 23 08:39

Turkish prison for refugees? EU to accept only 70,000 migrants from Turkey

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is heading to Turkey on Saturday to discuss implementing the migrant deal that was sealed with Ankara in March. Under it the EU will deport illegal migrants to Turkey while providing Ankara with financial aid and promises of a visa-free regime for Turks.

Apr 23 03:28

Eurosceptics Pour Scorn On Obama

Eurosceptics pour scorn on Obama's warning against Brexit
Senior Tories condemn ‘lame duck’ US president after he said an independent UK would be at back of trade deal queue

Senior Eurosceptic Conservatives have dismissed Barack Obama’s suggestion that the UK would be “at the back of the queue” in negotiations for a US trade agreement if it left the European Union.

Cabinet ministers accused the “lame duck” US president of making meaningless threats to blackmail the British people into voting to remain in Europe. Others pointed out that Europe and the US had never struck a free trade agreement anyway, and claimed Obama was being manipulated by Downing Street.

Chris Grayling, the leader of the House of Commons, said: “We should not give up our independence just because of what President Obama said.”

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Apr 23 00:36

Report: Brussels Bomber Worked At Airport For 5 Yrs Before Helping Blow It Up

One of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the Brussels airport in Zaventem on March 22 had worked on the site for as long as five years, Belgium's VTM television reported.

Najim Laachraoui "worked at Brussels airport until the end of 2012," Flemish-language VTM said, adding that the terrorist had been recruited by a temp agency and knew the site like the back of his hand. "He was well-informed about security at Zaventem,” the broadcaster reported, adding that although it was not clear whether the man had already been under the influence of Islamic State, “people can radicalize very quickly.”

Apr 22 16:36

Why Obama Really Wants Britain To Stay In The EU… To Impose TTIP On Europe – NGO

US President Barack Obama is in the UK to impose the “toxic” Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal on Britain, a move which will allow US firms to demolish the state health system and more besides, War on Want warns.

Apr 22 13:41

Obama under fire as he threatens to send Britain 'to the back of the queue' if it votes to leave the European Union

President Obama sparked fury by pressuring UK to stay in the EU and telling its citizens their nation's stranding would be diminished if it leaves
A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen 'any time soon,' Obama warned today
London Mayor Boris Johnson accused him of making an 'incoherent' and 'inconsistent' argument because the U.S. would never give up sovereignty

Obama faced a furious backlash overseas this morning over what has been called a 'downright hypocritical' push for Britain to stay in the European Union.
In a highly controversial intervention in the EU referendum campaign, Obama pleaded with British voters in a local newspaper and then the press conference not to cut ties with Brussels.
'The United States wants a strong United Kingdom as a partner, and the United Kingdom is at its best when it is helping to lead a strong Europe,' Obama said during a news conference at Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Obama is threatening the UK with economic blackmail if they approve of the Brexit?!?

Forgive me, Mr. President, but have you gone absolutely barking mad to do this?!?

Apr 22 13:14

GMOs Produced through “Gene-editing”: European Commission Fails to Regulate New GMOs after Intense US Lobbying

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) produced through gene-editing and other new techniques fall under EU GMO law, following pressure from the US government. A series of internal Commission documents obtained under freedom of information rules reveal intense lobbying by US representatives for the EU to disregard its GMO rules, which require safety testing and labelling.

The documents show that US pressure is focused on potential barriers to trade from the application of EU GMO law. They suggest that the EU should ignore health and environmental safeguards on GMOs to pave the way for a transatlantic trade agreement. The next round of TTIP negotiations starts on 25 April 2016 in New York.

Nina Holland, researcher for Corporate Europe Observatory, says:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to the European Commission; we, and the people of Europe, whose health you are allegedly supposed to protect, know who owns you.

It couldn't possibly get more transparent than this.

Apr 22 12:40

EU WANTS 'SINGLE-CLICK' ACCESS TO PERSONAL DATA

The EU plans to create a single access point for the authorities to look at people's personal data, including fingerprints and facial scans, by linking up to a dozen border and law enforcement databases, interior ministers said on Thursday (21 April). The announcement follows the adoption of a controversial law to collect flight data information of everyone flying into and out of Europe as part of a larger pan-national bid to crack down on potential terrorists and other criminal suspects. “Our data systems must be complementary, searchable, interoperable, and interconnected with one single click,” EU commissioner for home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Luxembourg, where EU interior ministers are meeting.

Apr 22 09:57

Obama: Britain Should Stay in the EU Because Of Iran, Climate Change, TTIP, And Because Sovereignty Is Outdated

U.S. President Barack Obama has penned an opinion column in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper outlining why he believes Britain should remain in the European Union (EU). The core of his arguments are: that Britain’s voice would be lost without Brussels bureaucrats; his failing deal with the largest state sponsor of terrorism; the pro-mass-privatisation TTIP deal; and the fact that dead American servicemen are buried in Europe.

One might argue that he has failed to read the room.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One might argue that!

Apr 22 07:45

UNBELIEVABLE: Refugees set up roadblocks in Greece and demand CITIZENS show them identification

The lunatics are running the asylum.

A new video from Idomeni, Greece shows migrants setting up a roadside checkpoint and demanding actual Greek citizens show them their ID before letting them pass.

Apr 22 07:41

Dutch PM seeks answers from Ankara as local Turks urged to report those insulting Erdogan

The revelations have led to an outcry in the Netherlands, with a Dutch journalist telling RT that the campaign by the Turks is "aimed against everything that's being shared on Twitter, Facebook and even in private emails.” Frederike Geerdink, who is also an author, mentioned that Ankara is trying to “influence how Dutch Turks behave.”

"Politicians in Holland worry, they say this is what in Holland is called 'the long arm of Ankara,' meaning that the government in Ankara tries to get a grip on their diaspora communities" in various European countries, including Germany, Britain, Belgium, and now in the Netherlands, Geerdink said.

Apr 22 07:20

Israeli Lobby Forces Swedish Minister to Resign For Comparing Israel’s Pogrom to Nazis

Another example of intellectual racketeering by an international lobby that is determined to white wash and sanitize the incredible crimes of a rogue nation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

Apr 22 01:41

Obama: Britain MUST vote to remain in the European Union

Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union, saying that the sacrifice of his country’s soldiers during the Second World War means America has a stake in the referendum debate.

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Apr 21 23:19

BEX ALERT - The Flashpoint Continues to Build: Intelligence Sources Indicate Russia May Be Planning A Spring Offensive

What is next on the global chessboard?

The Daily Mail’s Allan Hall reported that Vladimir Putin has been building a secret army of trained battle groups for close combat operations in Western Europe, specifically in Germany. These battle groups are reported as being ready to go into operation “at a moment’s notice.”

Wegmaster addition: FOX News has been screaming all morning about NATO ready to "counter Russian aggression by flooding the Baltic with NATO warships. These sphincters are really going to do it; they are going to start WW3 with Russia to distract their population from the crashing private central bank economies!

Apr 21 15:00

Obama’s UK Visit: The Hostile Reception For US President Over Brexit Vote ‘Meddling’

US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”

Apr 21 13:32

Outnumbering Births: Austria struggling to cope with asylum applications

‘This cannot become a permanent state of affairs!’ That's the demand from the president of Austria after revealing there were even more asylum applications than births in the country last year.

Apr 21 10:17

NATO to Condemn Russia at Planned Meeting

Russia and NATO haven’t had any joint meetings in nearly two years, but got together today, with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg saying it is important to keep the line of communications open. In practice, it was just an excuse for the US et al, to condemn Russia.

US officials are complaining about incidents in the Baltic Sea, claiming “Russian aggression” there, and in Ukraine, even though the Ukraine “war” they’ve been condemning Russia over has been in a state of ceasefire for well over a year.

Russia’s not to happy with those Baltic issues either, insisting the US was deliberately trying to intimidate Russia by parking destroyers off the coast of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, and flying spy planes around on the outskirts of Russian airspace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The way the US and NATO have been parking resources and troops around Europe, coupled with massive exercises on Russia's border, concretely telegraphs that some kind of military aggression against Russia is on its way; they only question is when.

Apr 21 10:09

UK Brexit Vote Consequences For US: Amid Tied Polls, Obama To Encourage EU Solidarity Ahead Of Referendum

On the occasion of a diplomatic visit to Britain this week, U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to weigh in on the continuing Brexit debate and urge British citizens to consider keeping the country in the European Union when they vote in the June referendum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"See, we need the EU to stick together, then merge with the NAU, and everywhere else, to create a global government ... with me as its supreme leader for life!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 10:07

European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi Expected To Fend Off German Criticism During Thursday Meeting

The European Central Bank is unlikely to unveil fresh stimulus when its governing council meets Thursday. Instead, ECB officials, including President Mario Draghi, are likely to focus on defending the central bank’s dovish policy that has recently come under severe criticism in Germany.

“We’re clearly getting to the point where each additional dose of easing is not bringing much in term of economic outcome,” Andrew Bosomworth, head of Pimco’s German portfolio management team, told the Wall Street Journal. “Worries are starting to creep in.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, pouring trillions of new wealth into the pockets of the money-junkies doesn't help the general population? Who woulda thunk it!!!!!!

Apr 21 09:02

Dutch Court Overturns $50 Billion Ruling Against Russia in Yukos Case

Dutch Court rules Hague Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear Yukos case in significant legal victory for Russia

Apr 21 09:01

BRICS Under Attack: Western Banks, Governments Launch Full-Spectrum Assault On Russia

Russia is the target of a multi-faceted, asymmetric campaign of destabilization that has employed economic, political, and psychological forms of warfare -- each of which has been specifically designed to inflict maximum damage on the Kremlin

Apr 21 08:40

EU IN TURMOIL: Hungary threatens REBELLION against Brussels over forced migration

Currently, EU countries are forced to comply with orders from Brussels to accept and settle a specified number of migrants.

Orban has described these quotas as “wrong-headed” and is now leading a group of other countries determined to re-take control of their borders.

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Apr 21 05:25

QUEEN ELIZABETH TURNS 90, WITH $29 BILLION TO HER NAME

The U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth will ring in her 90th birthday on Thursday, and the monarch has every reason to celebrate. Not only has she already beaten the average U.K. life expectancy by nine years, she’s also among the top 25 richest people in the world. Just accounting for the tangible assets of the U.K. monarchy, the Queen sits on about £20 billion, or $28.8 billion, according to strategy consultancy Brand Finance. That is enough to put her 25th among the world’s richest on the Bloomberg Billionaire list, and ahead of high rollers such as investment guru George Soros, Microsoft MSFT, -0.55% CEO Steve Ballmer and Michael Dell.

Apr 20 17:46

Brexit To Frexit? Front National Leader Marine Le Pen Could Back ‘Leave’ Camp On UK Visit

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s hard-right Front National party, is considering coming to the UK to campaign for a British exit from the European Union.

Le Pen’s office told the Guardian on Wednesday that a visit ahead of the June 23 vote was “under consideration.”

Apr 20 16:59

Flashback: BBC has received £2m in EU funding in run up to referendum, fueling accusations of bias

The BBC has admitted taking more than £2 million in European Union funding over the past three years, in a move that critics said called into doubt the corporation’s impartiality over the forthcoming European referendum.

Apr 20 16:34

School children should be taught how to 'overcome Euroscepticism' by learning about the benefits of the EU, MEPs demand

Children should be taught about the benefits of the European Union in schools to ‘help to overcome euroscepticism’, MEPs demanded today.

The European Parliament called for Brussels to be ‘more visible’ in textbooks and lessons on ‘the values on which European integration is based’.

British MEPs accused the EU of ‘seeking to fill ‘classrooms with propaganda’, but the report setting out the measures was passed by 482 votes to 146.

Apr 20 16:17

It pays these lords to be EU cheerleaders

Whenever you hear blustering peers Lord (Neil) Kinnock and Lord (Chris) Patten scaremonger about Brexit, you should bear in mind their juicy Brussels pensions depend on them flying the flag for the European superstate.

For the fact is that these former European commissioners benefit from gold-plated and index-linked pensions that are paid on condition that they maintain a ‘duty of loyalty’ to the EU.

Under Brussels rules, they can be stripped of them if they are critical.

Apr 20 14:56

I'd Rather Be French Than Leave The EU! Brexit Fears Spark Rush For Foreign Passports

Fears of a British exit from the European Union after the June 23 referendum are pushing Britons living in Europe to apply for French passports.

Apr 20 14:43

Russia-NATO Meeting: Yet Another 'Big Diplomatic Victory' for Moscow

The first Russia-NATO Council meeting since June 2014 will take place in Brussels on April 20; experts regard the meeting as a genuine breakthrough and a signal of willingness toward building trust on the part of West and East.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists Tuesday that she hopes that the meeting would "become a venue for a truly honest, equal and fundamental discussion of vital security issues."

Apr 20 14:30

Russia warns NATO of military action

The Russian military will respond with “all necessary measures” to incidents of “intimidation” such as the US naval destroyer that recently sailed close to Russia’s border.

“This is about attempts to exercise military pressure on Russia," said Russia’s NATO Ambassador Alexander Grushko during the first meeting between the military alliance and Russia since relations went bad over the crisis in Ukraine two years ago.

"We will take all necessary measures, precautions, to compensate for these attempts to use military force," he added.

Apr 20 14:02

Hungary Issues Sovereign Bonds Denominated In Yuan: Another Nail In US Reserve Currency Status?

Hungary has become the first Eastern European country to issue a yuan-denominated sovereign bond.

The deal that shows how currying favor with China may be a more important driver for the market than funding.

Reader Steve who sent me the story commented on Hungarian mortgages denominated in Swiss Francs only to see the Franc jump over 20% in value overnight.

“Pretty clever guys!”, said Steve.

Anyone think this is a good idea?

The Wall Street Journal reports Hungary to Issue Dim-Sum Bond as It Seeks to Curry Favor With China.

Apr 20 11:47

Liberland: The Plan to Build a New Libertarian Nation in Europe

It’s been over a year since Vít Jedli?ka first tried his hand at nation building. The libertarian activist and Czech politician jokingly proposed creating a new freedom loving nation in Europe last April. Jokingly that is, until tens of thousands of people requested citizenship. As of this writing over 400,000 people have signed up to his project (more than his hypothetical nation could even support).

So what’s so appealing about this nation, which Jedli?ka has dubbed “Liberland?” Other than the fact that taxes would be voluntary, and the state would have a minimalist, Swiss style government, there is some plausibility to this idea. The territory that he wants to annex exists in a state of ‘terra nullis.’ In other words, this is no man’s land. No other nation has sovereignty over it.

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Apr 20 09:46

Warmongering in Warsaw: EU gives Poland greenlight to ramp up tensions with Russia

The Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski recently called Russia 'an existential threat' to Poland and the EU. In his view, Russia is even more dangerous than so-called Islamic State, since the threats posed by the Middle Eastern terrorists are not "existential."
Waszczykowski's comment was made at a security conference in the Slovak capital Bratislava, and it predictably made waves in Russia.

Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Duma's Committee on Foreign Relations, called Waszczykowski "an existential threat to common sense," dismissing the fears of the Polish politician as nonsense.

Apr 20 07:50

Scrapping the Schengen agreement and reintroducing EU border checks would be cheaper than allowing uncontrolled mass migration to continue, German finance report claims

A report by Germany's Ifo institute says the move could reduce the EU's costs by up to nearly 0.5 per cent a year – around €65billion.

This would be 'just a small part' of the resources needed to cope with 'uncontrolled' mass migration, according to the think tank's head, Gabriel Felbermayr.

Apr 20 07:48

We DO meddle too much, says EU boss: Juncker finally tells the truth on bloated Brussels and admits many laws should have been left to national governments

The European Union has lost its attractiveness because it meddles too much in people’s lives, the most senior bureaucrat in Brussels admitted today.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU had passed too many laws that should have been left for national governments to decide.

Apr 20 07:36

Swexit? Swedish support for EU plummets amid tensions over migrant crisis

A survey, conducted by Swedish polling company TNS Sifo and commissioned by public broadcaster SVT, asked 1,142 people what they thought of Sweden being a member state of the European Union.

It found that just 39 per cent of Swedes aged 18 to 79 believe that being in the EU is a positive thing, compared with 59 per cent last autumn.

Apr 20 07:35

Putin blasts 5th columnists

Apr 20 01:53

Dutch MPs refuse to give up on ratification of EU-Ukraine deal despite no vote at referendum

The Dutch parliament has rejected a motion calling on the government to immediately withdraw a law ratifying the EU-Ukraine association agreement – a deal which was rejected by 61 percent of Dutch voters in a non-binding referendum earlier this month.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s ruling party narrowly defeated a motion brought by the opposition Socialist Party, which called for overturning a law approving the controversial association agreement between the EU and Ukraine.

Seventy-five lawmakers voted against the Socialists’ initiative, with 71 in favor. To secure the tiny majority, the government gained the support of independent MPs Roland van Vliet and Johan Stonemasons, De Telegraaf newspaper reported.

Apr 19 16:54

‘No Jail For Harmless Jihadis, They’ll Get More Radicalized In Prison’ – EU Counter-Terror Chief

Blanket prosecution of foreign fighters coming back from Iraq and Syria to Europe would be counterproductive, a senior EU security official has said.

Apr 19 16:48

Dutch Referendum Proves Eurosceptics Wrong

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We are talking about a minority in the Dutch national scope and an even more negligible number of people in a common European scope, considering the population of EU is a little over 500 million people. Is this a victory of Euroscepticism, or what! Actually, the result was announced as being exactly that all over the Union. What is being overlooked, however, is that this result actually disproves the eurosceptics’ claims that Brussels enforces its policy over member states, that too much national sovereignty has been seized, and that the nation state has been placed on its knees. It is exactly the opposite – member states are fully capable of turning the entire union inside-out and they do not need to do it with the full support of their population at that. Thirty-odd percent are sufficient, and that is not out of the entire population, but out of the ones who found voting worthwhile.

Apr 19 11:14

New Video Game Lets Players FIght off ISIS Invasion of Europe

The refugee crisis has clearly left an indelible mark on the culture of Europe. Despite the best efforts of the government and the media, the people of Europe are beginning to see these migrants as invaders rather than desperate refugees. People are so fed up and frightened by these unassimilated migrants, and by the likelihood that ISIS is among them, that one Polish video game company thinks that there is a market for a game like IS Defense.

Apr 19 09:06

The UK Decides? Non-British Voters Could Swing Brexit Referendum

Half a million European immigrants are eligible to vote in Britain’s June 23 referendum on whether the UK should leave or remain in the EU. With polls suggesting the vote is on a knife-edge, their ballots could prove decisive.

Apr 19 09:04

Swedish minister resigns after comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

Sweden`s housing minister has resigned after footage of him comparing the treatment of Palestinians by Israel to that of the Jews by the Nazis surfaced in local media.

Apr 19 03:25

Ex-member of Dutch parliament poses as Clinton supporter

A few months ago, one of our D'66 members of parliament, backbencher Wassila Hachchi, suddenly disappeared. Once touted as a paragon of integration she quit her job with little explanation: she was moving on, she said in a letter to parliament. Days later she showed up in New York, apparently applying for a job in the Clinton campaign, though the campaign leader denied knowing anything about her. Subsequently, her party threw her out. She is now 'retired' from parliament and on parliamentary welfare, receiving 6801 euro a month. So her presence at Clinton rallies is not really a surprise, but here in the Netherlands we wonder how the leech dares to show her face in public - without a staying permit she should have been thrown out of the States by now. See also http://www.geenstijl.nl/mt/archieven/2016/02/uncle_sam_needs_you_but_n...

Apr 18 12:28

Poland: A New Route for ISIS Weapons Smuggling Operations?

After bringing Ukraine to the stage of complete disintegration, the country has fallen into mired corruption, ruled by oligarchs and extremist groups. This all brings Ukraine towards the final steps of ‘democracy’ and closer EU and NATO structures. Namely, it changes Ukraine into an open mafia territory where one of the primary forms of trade is selling weapons (about 2 million weapons have recently been acquired by the Ukrainian Maidan extremists) to ISIS cells in Western Europe. Poland at this stage will be the territory of smuggling routes and logistics. Paradoxically, precisely because of being a smuggling route, Poland will be able to enjoy, for as long as possible, relative calm since groups of terrorists smuggling weapons from Ukraine will not want to be noticed by local intelligence services in Poland.

Apr 18 07:16

Brexit an 'extraordinary self-inflicted wound' which will cost households £4,300 says George Osborne

A Brexit would result in each household being worse off by the equivalent of £4,300 ($6,100) a year, according to George Osborne, who warns that a vote to leave would be the "most extraordinary self-inflicted wound".

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George, what will it cost every household if Great Britain stays in the EU and ends up like Greece? £4,300 may be a bargain!

Apr 18 06:56

Swedish support for EU membership plummets amid refugee crisis – poll

The survey, conducted by Swedish polling company TNS Sifo and commissioned by public broadcaster SVT, asked 1,142 people aged 18 to 79: “What do you think in general about Sweden being a member of the EU?”

It found that just 39 percent of Swedes believe that being in the EU is a positive thing, compared with 59 percent last autumn.

Around one-fifth of the respondents said that membership was a bad idea, while just over half said the EU was going in the wrong direction. A mere 8 percent said they believe things are improving.

Apr 17 16:31

GAGGED: Brussels tells Dutch MPs they CAN'T debate referendum result as it may fuel Brexit

BRUSSELS has effectively banned Dutch MPs from discussing their country's historic referendum result because it is exposing the EU's undemocratic core and boosting calls for a Brexit.

The European elite have gagged elected politicians in the Netherlands, ordering them to suppress the Dutch people's democratic voice until after our own referendum is done and dusted on June 23.

In an astonishing statement delivered to the Dutch parliament this week Prime Minister Mark Rutte admitted he had been ordered by other EU leaders not to mention the referendum for the next two months.

He also blocked any decision from being taken on the future of the EU's expansionist deal with Ukraine, which Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected in last week's historic referendum.

Apr 17 11:43

Hungary Issues Sovereign Bonds Denominated In Yuan: Another Nail In US Reserve Currency Status?

Hungary has become the first Eastern European country to issue a yuan-denominated sovereign bond.

The deal that shows how currying favor with China may be a more important driver for the market than funding.

Reader Steve who sent me the story commented on Hungarian mortgages denominated in Swiss Francs only to see the Franc jump over 20% in value overnight.

Apr 17 08:55

Dutch people are stupid and they shouldn’t be allowed to vote!*

The Washington Post’s foreign affairs columnist seems to believe that Dutch people are stupid and, as a result, they shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Of course, she can’t write it directly. So, instead, she blames RT, and other Russian media, for a democratic choice that delivered a result she doesn’t like.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the US Government and establishment media, democracy is a good thing only when the people vote the way the government wants them to vote ... which means it iisn;t really democracy at all, but an illusion of democracy.

Apr 16 08:52

WORLD AGAIN AT CROSSROADS: Americans return to the brink of nuclear war, the Russians warn

- The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed its great concern over US plans to deploy new nuclear weapons in Europe.

"Serious concern is the fact that as part of the modernization of the nuclear arsenal of the United States plans to deploy in Europe a new nuclear bombs a lower level of precision," the ministry said.

Russia is considered a very dangerous project, reports Tass.

"We must not forget that Moscow and Washington have left that option 25 years ago. It seems that the US is planning to return to his former irresponsible practice of walking on the brink of nuclear war, "says the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Apr 16 08:51

The are threatening northern Kosovo with war!

The Albanian National Army was called earlier this week to mobilize their compatriots to "protect national interests in the north of Kosovo."

Kosovo Veriu.info portal published a video-clip with a parade of armed members of the ANA stating that took place in the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica.

In this video, one of the commanders of this unit reads the announcement of mobilization which calls on fighters to "prepare for further fighting."

"I urge fighters to prepare for further fighting to protect our national interest because the parallel structures in the north of Kosovska Mitrovica struggling indigenous Albanians, while our former colleagues who are now in power in Kosovo greedily fill their pockets the money. On the other hand, it does not explain the agreement of the Community of Serbian municipalities.

The psychological pressure on Serbia

Apr 16 08:23

Now Catholic Church wades into EU debate... as top Cardinal claims we should STAY

Cardinal Vincent Nichols called on voters to think about the human impact that leaving would have, insisting "economics is not the crucial issue in this debate".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"God will GITCHA if you dare vote for freedom! By the way; any small boys around here?" -- Cardinal Flaccid

Apr 16 08:20

Britain and Europe must spend more to boost Nato, says Hillary Clinton: Democrat's warning comes despite defence cutbacks 

Britain will have to pay more to remain in Nato if Hillary Clinton becomes the US President.

Mrs Clinton, the leading presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, said it was 'important' the UK and other allies contributed a larger share towards the military alliance's costs.

Her comments will cause alarm among military commanders in Britain, where defence spending has been slashed in recent years.

Apr 16 07:41

NATO: There Will Be No Return to Normality in Europe

The military alliance is determined to build its military presense in Eastern Europe to counter the 'Russian threat'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What "Russian threat?"

Who invaded Afghanistan? Who invaded Iraq? Who invaded Libya? Who invaded Yemen? Who is trying to overthrow Syria? Who keeps trying to sell an invasion of Iran? Who staged a coup in Ukraine? Russian threat. Nonsense. We know who the aggressors truly are!

Apr 15 10:16

Time To Go, Dave? Cameron’s Ratings Slump Over EU Vote & Tax Affairs

Prime Minister David Cameron’s approval ratings have plummeted 8 percent over his handling of the EU referendum. The ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ campaigns are neck-and-neck amid growing uncertainty of Britain’s future in the bloc.

A YouGov poll carried out for the Times on Thursday found that 39 percent of voters support Britain staying in the EU, equal to those who back a Brexit.

Apr 15 08:23

Brussels tells Dutch MPs they CAN'T debate referendum result as it may fuel Brexit

BRUSSELS has effectively banned Dutch MPs from discussing their country's historic referendum result because it is exposing the EU's undemocratic core and boosting calls for a Brexit.

Apr 15 06:58

Europe's plan to collect airline passenger data raises privacy concerns

Directive aims to strengthen intelligence sharing following recent terrorist attacks, but critics say it goes too far

Apr 15 01:15

Curry house chef prepared food after wiping his bottom with his bare hands because he doesn't use toilet paper for 'cultural reasons'

The Daily Mail reports: Mahbub Chowdhury, 46, from Swindon, ran the Yeahya Flavour of Asia
Inspectors found bottle in kitchen that was covered in 'faecal matter'
Chef filled it with water from kitchen taps before using it to clean backside

Apr 14 16:38

Czech Republic officials say country would like to be called 'Czechia' instead

When citizens of the Czech Republic awake on Friday morning – perhaps from uneasy dreams – they are likely to find that things have changed.

But unlike the bodily transformations undergone by Gregor Samsa, the protagonist in Czech novelist Franz Kafka’s best-known work, they may be about to witness a metamorphosis of national magnitude.

Czech leaders, fed up with their country’s long and complicated full name, have proposed changing it to a single word with just three syllables: Czechia.

Apr 14 14:54

Whistleblowers fear prosecution under new European Trade Secrets law

The European Parliament is debating a bill on Thursday critics say threatens to turn whistleblowers into criminals.

The aim of the Trade Secrets Protection Act is to protect European companies from corporate spying by their rivals in other parts of the world.

But critics say journalists and whistleblowers could be criminalised if they publish information that companies deem to be secret.

More than half a million people have signed a petition against the bill.

Apr 14 13:52

EU Slated By Charities For ‘Half-Hearted’ Attempt To Tackle Tax Dodgers

UK charities have condemned the European Commission’s new proposals intended to crack down on tax dodging corporations as simply being ‘business as usual’.

Apr 14 08:06

Should Italy really be getting so cosy with Iran?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday became the highest-ranking European leader to visit Iran since its nuclear deal with world powers, leaving some questioning his decision to take the lead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't that really Italy and Iran's business?

Apr 14 08:06

Brussels slams Spain for failing to take in refugees

Spain has welcomed just 18 refugees since signing an EU accord in September 2015.

Apr 14 07:45

Dutch Prime Minister Ready to Go Against the Will of Voters for the Sake of Ukraine

Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, during a debate in Parliament, said that the authorities will take into account the results of the referendum on the association with Ukraine, but won't refuse the ratification of the agreement, reports TASS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "Fuck the voters" fever is a global contagion! Time for a global "cure"!

Apr 14 06:39

It’s now mandatory to chip your dog in the UK; humans next?

The government in the United Kingdom has just claimed further ownership of your dog.

Apr 13 11:51

George Soros Warns Europe: Absorb 500k Refugees Costing $34Bn, Or Risk "Existential Threat"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All refugees should be put on properties owned by George Soros!!

Apr 13 09:31

EU Chief Warns of 'Slippery Path', 'Implosion' as Trust in Europe Fades

The President of the European Parliament has warned that the EU is on a "slippery path" and risks breakup, following the vote of no confidence last week in the Netherlands, the impending UK vote over Brexit and the rise in Euroskepticism throughout Europe.

Apr 13 09:21

Conservative donors prepare to sink £5million into Brexit campaign amid anger about pro-EU leaflet

Major Tory donors are preparing to fund a grassroots campaign to leave the European Union following David Cameron’s decision to spend millions of pounds on a pro-EU leaflet, the Telegraph can disclose.

Members of the Midlands Industrial Council, a group of businessmen which have bankrolled the Conservative party for 20 years, are planning to donate between £4million and £5million to the anti-EU campaign over the next 10 weeks.

Apr 13 09:09

Eur all doomed: IMF blasted for ‘scaremongering’ claims over ‘severe’ economic damage caused by Brexit

THE International Monetary Fund last night warned that a Brexit could trigger “severe” global economic damage.

It said there was a “real possibility” the UK could leave the EU after the June 23 referendum.

Furious members of the Out campaign accused the IMF of scaremongering.

They highlighted that just two years ago the IMF was forced to apologise for underestimating the UK recovery.

Apr 13 09:01

"THE MAN WHO BROUGHT JIHAD TO BRITAIN, DID SO THANKS TO MI6"

“The story of Masood Azhar’s trip to Britain does not fit the narrative promoted by Muslim community leaders and security experts alike,” concluded Bowen. “According to them, the spread of jihadist ideology in Britain had nothing to do with the UK’s mainly South Asian mosques.” Bowen, author of a book seeking to map Muslim communities in Britain, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent (Hurst, 2014), claims that jihadist ideology, influenced by “Pakistan’s far right, religio-political movements is still deeply embedded in large parts of the Deobandi network in Britain.” This, she suggests citing a former self-styled “founder member of al-Qaeda” turned security consultant, ‘Aimen Dean’, is a legacy of widespread sympathy for extremists among Deobandis both before and after 911.

Apr 13 08:59

Germany: Protesters clash with police at anti-Turkey rally in Frankfurt

Apr 13 08:21

If tiny Guernsey thrives outside the EU, why can't we - the world's fifth largest economy? Concluding his definitive series, EU MP DAN HANNAN says forget the Remain camp's Project Fear. The real risk lies with staying in...

Euro enthusiasts love to sneer at Brexiters like me: ‘So what’s your alternative? D’you want Britain to be like Norway? All cold and empty?

‘Or like Switzerland? Making chocolate? And cuckoo clocks? That’s what you want, is it? Eh?’

It’s tempting simply to answer that, if you’re in a structurally unsafe building, the obvious alternative to remaining is walking out.

And with the migration and euro crises deepening, the EU is just that — structurally unsafe. So much so that staying in is a greater risk than leaving.

Apr 13 01:57

Referendum pressures Netherlands to craft new Ukraine policy

The Dutch government will come with an reaction to the Netherlands “no”-vote in the Ukraine referendum last week, and plans on how to proceed, by September at the latest, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs wrote in a letter to Parliament on Tuesday.

The results of the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine puts pressure on the government to reconsider its position, even though the results are not binding.

(*Including a 'shake up' of the electorate at airports and train stations ?)

Apr 13 01:43

At least one arrest at Schiphol

At least one arrest at Schiphol as part of airport evacuated

A man was arrested on Schiphol airport’s bus platform on Tuesday night in the midst of a suspicious situation. The platform was closed for several hours as the Marechaussee, the military policing force responsible for security at the airport, investigated.

The arrest was made around 9:30 p.m., a Marechaussee spokesperson said to NU.nl. The area was closed down, with several heavily armed police officers guarding the perimeter. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in to investigate the man’s luggage, but no hazardous substances were found. The bus platform was released around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to broadcasters NOS and AT5, two more arrests were made sometime before midnight. The Marechaussee could not confirm this. “It could be that more arrests were made”, the spokesperson said to NU.nl. “But as far as I know, that has nothing to do with this.

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Apr 12 15:05

Greece Loses its Soul

The soul of Greece has flown away, zipping past Mount Olympus, gone.

The negotiating position of Greece à la Troika has gone from bad to worse to much worse, as suffocation of the body politic is well underway. The politicians of Greece have become pliable pawns in the hands of the all-powerful European Troika.

It’s all about saving the Banks, saving the Creditors. The people, well, they don’t count for much “they’re nothing more than numbers,” maybe worse. Plastic bureaucrats see it that way.

Apr 12 11:35

BOMBSHELL REPORT: Berlin ‘Lost To Arab Clans’ Now Recruiting ‘Physically Strong Young Migrants’

Berlin’s criminal underworld has been “lost to Arab clans” according to a new report published by the mainstream German newspaper Die Welt.

The report, which reveals how Arab migration has transformed Berlin’s entire criminal landscape, exposes how extended migrant families, now recruiting new migrants, run the entirety of the city’s organised crime.

The report speaks of the ‘amazing’ sight of luxury sedans cruising up to refugee, asylum centre, and migrant lodgings filled with “people who have lost everything.”

Investigators reported that the criminal gangs have “exploited the situation” of the migrant crisis, in which German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies saw well over a million migrants from the third world world settle in Europe last year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am very certain that Berliners, and the rest of Germany, will make their voices heard about the way this massive immigration has negatively affected the quality of their lives in the next general election.

I think Merkel has just, politically, shot herself in the foot with this insistence on the absorption of so many refugees, and so quickly, that her party will be absolutely routed in the next general elections in the Fall of 2017.

Apr 12 11:24

Is The Fed Preparing For The Next Financial Earthquake To Hit?

The Fed announced a series of three “expedited procedure, closed” meetings Monday thru Wednesday this week: FRB Board Meetings. The Monday meeting was allegedly “a review and determination by the Board of Governors” of the advance and discount rates charged by the Fed. This is somewhat an absurd waste of time as both of those bank funding mechanisms have become antiquated and rarely used. The discount window collects dust until a specific bank’s credit profile has collapsed to an extent that prevents it from accessing the interbank-lending market. It’s seen as an act of desperation. It’s doubtful that the meeting was convened to discuss the discount rate.

The announced subject matter of the two subsequent meetings are perhaps of more interest: “bank supervisory matter” (Tuesday) and “periodic briefing and discussion on financial markets, institutions, and infrastructure” (Wednesday).

Apr 12 10:22

As Ukraine Collapses, Europeans Tire Of US Interventions

On Sunday Ukrainian prime minister Yatsenyuk resigned, just four days after the Dutch voted against Ukraine joining the European Union. Taken together, these two events are clear signals that the US-backed coup in Ukraine has not given that country freedom and democracy. They also suggest a deeper dissatisfaction among Europeans over Washington’s addiction to interventionism.

Apr 12 09:02

ECB Scrambles To Calm A Furious Germany: "Helicopter Money Was The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back"

Over the weekend we reported that in a scathing Spiegel article the German financial media outlet let loose at the ECB with a report according to which Germany is now "taking aim" at the ECB as a result of the imminent launch of Helicopter Money by the Frankfurt-based central bank.

Spiegel even suggested that the German finance ministry would go so far as to sue the ECB to prevent this final monetary paradrop in a desperate attempt to stimulate (hyper)inflation:

Apr 12 08:43

Welcome to ‘Walking Dead Europe’

Walking Dead Europe manifests itself in myriad ways - from a “No” to a referendum in the Netherlands to the creeping possibility of Brexit. Now add to this the ultimate insult a stark fact: What could the EU possibly offer to the world as a vision when it subcontracts the security gates of Fortress Europe to the wily, carpet-dealing antics of Turkey’s Sultan Erdogan?

Even avowed Europeanists such as Le Monde – a former great newspaper turned Empire of Chaos-cheerleading rag – are now distilling long essays about the malaise.

Apr 11 19:16

Bulgarian vigilantes filmed tying up migrants

Amateur video shot in Bulgaria shows vigilantes arresting three migrants and tying their hands behind their backs as they lie on the ground in a wood.

One of the vigilantes tells them: "No Bulgaria - go back [to] Turkey."

The video was shot in Strandja, a mountainous area near the Turkish border, the Bulgarian BTV news website reported.

Bulgarian border police chief Antonio Angelov, quoted by BTV, said such an arrest of migrants was illegal.

Apr 11 18:27

Italy sets up bank rescue fund

Italy's financial industry has approved a government-backed plan to set up a rescue fund to help weaker banks.

The Atlante fund will be made up by private money, reportedly worth €5bn ($5.7bn; £4bn), and will buy up shares and bad debt in struggling banks.

Italy's banking industry is saddled with some €360bn of bad debt, around a third of the eurozone's total.

Apr 11 15:32

Greek Farmer Asks for Euthanasia Because of Debts

A 70-year-old farmer made a euthanasia request because he owes millions of euros to the state and he has no money to live on.

According to a Star Central Greece report, the man who lives in the Ekkara village of Domokos, in Thessaly filed the request at the Domokos Town Hall and then to the European Court of Human Rights. He asks for his life to be taken because he is not brave enough to commit suicide.

Apr 11 11:12

Asylum Seeker Threatens to Throw Infant At Greek Police Officer

Tempers flared on Thursday at the Greek Port of Piraeus, where asylum seekers were protesting a plan to send them to a recently built refugee camp, instead of letting them move on to Western Europe. One of the migrants was seen smashing up a car, before he decided on a more drastic course of action. He snatched a baby away from its mother, and held it above his head in a threatening gesture towards a Greek police officer.

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Apr 11 10:36

Nordhausen - Epitome of the Big Lie

Images of Nordhausen are used all over the major media - from Encyclopedia.com, NBC, ABC, and "Holocaust" books written as proof of a deliberate German extermination policy going according to plan. However, almost every prisoner in this imagery was blown up or strafed by British warplanes!

This is a segment from the upcoming feature length documentary video Questioning "The Holocaust : Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2)" - (Warning: very graphic images)

Apr 11 09:17

Italy Seeks "Last Resort" Bailout Fund To "Ringfence" Troubled Banks, Meeting Monday

Italy’s finance minister, Pier Carlo Padoan, wants to "ringfence" its troubled banks.

Padoan called for a meeting of executive of the troubled banks in Rome on Monday. The banks allegedly will come up with a “Last Resort” bailout fund.

Last resort or first resort, is there a difference at this point in time?

Apr 11 08:10

PROFESSOR: CIVIL WAR “MOST LIKELY” OUTCOME OF MIGRANT CRISIS

A prominent Danish professor warns that western civilization is “threatened” by the influx of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa and that a “civil war” is the most likely outcome.

Writing in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Professor Helmuth Nyborg, who is an expert in the connection between hormones and intelligence, discussed his previous research on how, “The effect of Europeans having few children and immigrants with low IQ” would lead to “Westerners (being) a minority in Europe, and that the average IQ drops so much that prosperity, democracy and civilization is threatened”.

Apr 11 07:29

The Nature of a Career Politician

The migration issue is a major one. After much hand-wringing between the UK Government and the EU, a settlement has been arrived at that Brussels says it won’t budge on. In order to retain the UK in the EU, it will grant a seven-year holiday on full access to in-work benefits by newly-arrived migrants. In his White Paper, Mister Cameron presents this “emergency brake” as a major concession that he has achieved with the EU. However, what this concession really means is that the UK will bear the blows from a smaller cudgel for the next seven years, after which the larger cudgel will be employed on a permanent basis.

Apr 10 16:00

Noam Chomsky On Germany's Weapons Exports To Israel, Saudi Arabia

In this video, MIT professor, anarchist, political philosopher and renowned linguist Noam Chomsky discusses the impacts of German arms and weapons exports into Saudi Arabia and Israel. He also talks about the refugee and Syrian crisis that is engulfing neighbouring states as well as the European continent.

Apr 10 15:08

Hug-A-Brit Campaign: EU Shows UK Some Love In Hopes Of Avoiding Brexit

In a shift from the usual anti-Brexit scaremongering tactics warning Brits how bad it would be if they left the EU, some activists have decided to show the UK some neighborly love. Now you can go and legitimately ‘hug your Brit’ – at least, as long as the campaign lasts.

Apr 10 11:13

Austria Just Announced A 54% Haircut Of Senior Creditors In First "Bail In" Under New European Rules

This was the first official proposed "Bail-In" of creditors, one that took place before similar ad hoc balance sheet restructuring would take place in Greece and Portugal in the coming months. Or rather, it wasn't a fully executed "Bail-In" for the reason that creditors fought it tooth and nail.

And then today, following a decision by the Austrian Banking Regulator, the Finanzmarktaufsicht or Financial Market Authority, Austria officially became the first European country to use a new law under the framework imposed by Bank the European Recovery and Resolution Directive to share losses of a failed bank with senior creditors as it slashed the value of debt owed by Heta Asset Resolution AG.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Coming to a bank near you, when the allegedly "too big to fail" US financial institutions start to fail.

Apr 09 15:54

EU Deports Refugees From Greece To Turkey

The EU deportations do not solve the problem that refugees fleeing from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere confront, says Hazel Healy.

Apr 09 14:22

Millionaires Migrate to USA

Apr 09 09:46

Dutch Referendum: EU's Anti-Russia Foreign Policy Backfires

If validated when the official results are released on 12 April, this marks a resounding defeat for the Brussels-led conspiracy to pursue Russia-bashing policies of sanctions and information war without consulting public opinion at home. To change metaphors and speak in terms of Dutch folklore, it is the crack in the dam many of us have been waiting for, the opportunity for common sense to prevail over the illogic, hubris and plain pig-headedness of those who control the EU institutions in Brussels, and afar from Berlin and Washington.

Apr 09 09:45

French, Germans & Italians overwhelmingly in favor of abandoning border-free Europe – poll

The Schengen agreement has never been more unpopular in three countries that form the cornerstone of the EU. Almost three in four people in France want to abolish the agreement, while around two-thirds of Germans and Italians feel the same way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yes,m we can put back the borders. But you will remain slaves to the European Central Bank!" -- Brussels Sprouts

Apr 08 10:46

Lithuania claims about Russian saboteurs to boost NATO contingent

The Lithuanian authorities launched accusations against Russia, claiming that its troops invaded territory of the state. Details of the "invasion" are not disclosed, and the Committee on National Security at the Lithuanian parliament only assumed possibility of such an attack. "The Russian saboteurs could have landed in Juodkrant? (a village on the Curonian Spit near Kaliningrad)," Paulauskas claimed on the national LRT radio. This accusation was made as part of report of the Department of State Security on the Lithuania's threats. It was noted in the report, that Russia allegedly carried out military drills in the territories of other countries. It was pointed out, that it happened in peacetime. "It was said at the Committee that there existed probability that it had taken place. It's difficult to say which probability, as the data is not verified to 100%," Art?ras Paulauskas specified.

Apr 08 10:13

Dutch Referendum May Have Unleashed European "Continental Crisis"

The reason why Jean-Claude "when it gets serious, you have to lie" Juncker was so nervous, is that the vote, launched by anti-EU forces, is seen as test of the strength of Eurosceptics on the continent just three months before Britain votes on whether to stay in the European Union.

Fast forward to today when the vote just took place, and based on initial exit polls, Juncker was dead wrong. According to Reuters, in a rebuke for the government, which campaigned in favor of the EU-Ukraine association agreement, roughly 64 percent voted "No" and 36 percent said "Yes".

Apr 08 08:19

The EU’s “suicide by reality denial”

What had to happen did happen. The EU, being the chain of weak links it is, did eventually give in, and the Dutch people were the first one to vote against the association with the Ukraine. Of course, the Euroburocrats can now find some reason to declare the vote invalid, they can declare that some law was violated, they can even negotiate some minor change the to association agreement, or they might even decide that they can simply ignore this vote. But none of that will make any difference: the undeniable truth is that the Ukrainians are not welcome in the EU, not as associates and even less so as members. So no EU, no NATO no “European future” for the Ukraine. The entire hot air balloon which has been fueling the naïve and ugly hopes of the Euromaidan has burst and the Euro-Ukrainian project is crash and burning like the Hindenburg.

Apr 08 07:55

The French and the terrorist threat in Europe

Finally 78% of French respondents are in favor of the renegotiation of the Schengen agreements to restrict the conditions of movement of individuals within Europe.

Apr 08 07:36

Brexiteers mock ‘Kim Jong Cameron’ as 130,000 say ‘no’ to £9mn pro-EU leaflet

Snarky Brexiteers have shared a campaign ad branding the embattled British PM ‘Kim Jong Cameron’ in jest at his £9 million pro-EU ‘propaganda.’ It comes as 130,000 people sign a petition against his “taxpayer-funded biased” pro-EU flyers.

Apr 07 15:01

Iceland’s Pirate Party Gains Popularity After Prime Minister Walks The Plank Over “Panama Papers”

Iceland’s prime minister resigned Tuesday, becoming the first major casualty of the Panama Papers revelations. Leaked documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca revealed that Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson owned an offshore company with his wife, which he failed to declare when he entered Parliament.

Apr 07 12:25

The Future Of Europe Depends On This Vote In The Netherlands

The future of Europe is being decided this week in the Netherlands.

Apr 07 11:23

Hollande Says Paris, Berlin Must Take Fight to Terrorists 'Outside Europe'

Germany, as well as France should be prepared to carry out military missions outside Europe in order to counter terrorism, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start by attacking CIA and Mossad. That will end about 90% of the terror right there!

Apr 07 09:13

Austrian General: 'We Won't Take Orders' Not to Talk to Russia

Austrian armed forces are ready to cooperate with Moscow as “Russia is much closer to Austria than other major world powers,” chief of the Austrian General Staff said in Moscow, according to TASS.

Vienna’s top military figure noted that one of the reasons for his visit to the Russian capital was to disobey others’ orders.

"I’m not going to carry out instructions and follow orders on who's worth talking to and who's not. That’s exactly the reason why I decided to pay you a visit,” Austrian General Staff Lieutenant-General Othmar Commenda said at a meeting with the chief of Russia's General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov.

Apr 07 08:54

'Money well spent!' Cameron dismisses furious backlash over £10m EU 'propaganda' mailshot as he leaves handwritten notes on show

David Cameron has flatly dismissed Eurosceptic fury over his decision to spend nearly £10 million on a pro-EU 'propaganda' mailshot to every household in the country.

The Prime Minister said he 'made no apology' for using taxpayer funds to send out the leaflets, which have been condemned as 'biased and hysterical'.

Apr 07 08:54

'Leave now' Dutch urge Britons to back Brexit amid despotic EU plot to IGNORE their voters

Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected the EU's expansionist scheming, but have been warned their views may be IGNORED by unelected bureaucrats.

Anti-EU campaigners in the country today urged Britons to take their chance to leave the undemocratic bloc by voting for Brexit in our June referendum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that all the world's capitols are in dire need of an enema!

Apr 07 07:35

Very well stated Netherlands

Apr 07 01:38

Dutch people shoot down Ukraine referendum

Dutch people shoot down Ukraine referendum; Voter turnout tops 30 pct.

On Wednesday the Netherlands voted “no” in the referendum on the association agreement between the EU and the Ukraine. According to preliminary results, the turnout was 32.2 percent, more than the minimum 30 percent for the referendum to be considered valid, NU.nl reports.

All votes were counted around midnight. 61.1 percent voted against the referendum, 38.1 percent voted for.

Of the four big cities, only Utrecht reached the 30 percent threshold limit. There the majority of 57.4 percent voted “yes” in the referendum. Amsterdam was also in favor of the association agreement with 52 percent voting for, the voter turnout was 26.8 percent.

The other two large cities were against the association agreement. In Rotterdam 64 percent voted “no”, voter turnout 24.4 percent. In The Hague 58.9 percent were against, voter turnout 28.2 percent.

Apr 06 18:13

Not Even Police Weren’t Told About This “Active Shooter” Drill…

So secret that it’s for your safety… unannounced terror drill freaks out police.

Bystanders didn’t take long to call police last month when they spotted a couple of suspicious men skulking around a New Jersey train station taking photos of security cameras. Port Authority cops turned on lights and sirens and rushed to the scene in hour traffic.

But when they got there, the officers were shocked to find that the emergency they had rushed to was only a test. The suspicious men? Port Authority’s own security analysts.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Apr 06 15:48

Netherlands Referendum: What Does The Dutch Vote Mean For Britain’s EU Debate?

Dutch citizens are taking part in a referendum on an EU-Ukraine treaty, but pundits say the vote marks an important test of public opinion on the EU. RT explains what is happening in the Netherlands and how it could affect Britain.

Apr 06 14:18

RT Breaking Dutch vote NO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Netherlands have voted "No" on the referendum on allowing Ukraine to merge with the EU. Now, the parliament can ignore the voters (at risk of losing their next elections), or the EU may simply ignore the Netherlands (at risk of further alienating the member states), but at this point, it looks like the US coup in Kiev followed by all that cost and bloodshed was for nothing.

Apr 06 12:31

Romania arrests Israeli firm workers for spying on top prosecutor

Romania has arrested two employees of an Israeli intelligence company on charges of spying on and trying to intimidate the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, officials say.

"An investigation has been launched and two people have been arrested," Mihaela Porime, a spokeswoman for the anti-crime and terrorist prosecutors' office, said on Wednesday, adding that the suspects work for the Israeli private intelligence agency, Black Cube.

The firm reportedly has several former operatives of Israel's Mossad spy agency on its payroll.

The pair were identified as Belgian David Geclowitz and Israeli-born Ron Weiner, who holds a French passport.

Apr 06 09:14

Sarkozy: Challenge of the 21st Century: Racial Interbreeding

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The New World Order is treating us like cattle, selectively breeding us at their whim. Not a new idea, by the way...

Apr 06 08:47

Western states block Kurdish participation in Syria peace talks proposed by Russia

Russia’s proposal to include Kurds in Geneva Syrian talks was vetoed by the UN Security Council’s Western members, UN envoy Vitaly Churkin reported, saying this contradicts UN resolutions on Syrian reconciliation and ignores calls for inclusive talks.

Apr 06 07:45

Message to the Dutch from Ukraine: Vote against the Association Treaty!

Such a hard choice, isn’t it? Hmm, should I vote for or against “free trade” with neo-nazi thugs? It’s all about “European values”, right? Watch this message from a Ukrainian to the Dutch and then tell me how hard this decision is!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US backed the coup in Kiev to stop Ukraine from moving towards Russia, and drag it into the European Union. But since then, the loss of Crimea and the breakaway eastern republics have left Ukraine a shattered ruin of what it once was. Deep in debt, manufacturing and infrastructure destroyed, the EU sees the merger with Ukraine as all downside and no upside.

Apr 06 07:21

EU boss branded 'desperate' after claiming Thatcher would never have dreamed of Brexit

Referring to Britain’s first female premier, he said: “Even Margaret Thatcher had not predicted that someone would come up with an idea of Brexit, when in 1975 she said that ‘At a time of uncertainty in world affairs, Europe gives us a far better chance of peace and security’.”

But Mr Tusk was attacked for suggesting the ex-Tory leader was in favour of Europe’s political union.

Apr 06 07:20

Will Turkey-EU deal work? Listen to the 'unnamed officials'

What, exactly, are they so confident about? First, that Greece will be able to seal its borders. Second, that it will be able to manage humane detention centres. Third, that it will deport all migrants who try to steal across. And fourth, that Turkey will support the Syrians whom Greece does eventually deposit in ports such as Dikili.

It requires some chutzpah to envision a world in which all those ducks line up. Supporters will note that the first 200 deportations took place peaceably yesterday (there are 8,000 people slated for return to Turkey from islands in Greece). Sceptics – and I include myself here – will note that these refugees were mainly Pakistani, and as such were already being deported by Greece before the EU deal was signed. Things will likely take a turn for the worse when authorities begin to actually round up Syrians who arrived in Greece after the cut-off date of 20 March. “I will throw myself and my family into the sea,” one told the AFP news agency.

Apr 06 07:19

'Only Brexit can save the NHS' Ex Labour minister says EU is DESTROYING our health service

Former foreign secretary Lord Owen said the "dysfunctional European Union" is killing our health service with excessive regulation and constant meddling.

He warned that Brussels has now become "entrenched" within the NHS, adding that the upcoming referendum on June 23 is a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to break free.

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