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Jan 21 13:16

European Bonds: Next Shoe to Drop?

Jan 20 09:27

REVEALED: This is where World War 3 will break out – and it is NOT North Korea

Dr Paul Miller, who served on the US’s National Security Council (NSC) under former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama, believes if another world war was to break out it would be in the Baltic states.

According to the former White House staffer, he predicted Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 two years before it happened and he now warns that Vladimir Putin plans to claim more territories in eastern Europe.

Dr Miller first unveiled his forecast for the Baltics in 2016 and despite recent provocations from North Korea he still believes eastern Europe is more at risk of escalating into World War 3.

Jan 19 10:13

Hungary Introduces "Stop Soros" Legislation To Fend Off Illegal Migrants By "Every Means Possible"

Hungarian lawmakers previewed a proposed legislation package aimed at stemming the flood of mass illegal migrants through "every means possible," including those who are aided by foreign funded NGOs such as the various organizations tied to billionaire George Soros.

The legislative package presented during a Wednesday cabinet meeting has been referred to as the "Stop Soros Act" by government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs, in reference to the 87-year-old US-Hungarian financier who has been in a long-standing fallout with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Jan 19 09:49

Major storm hits northern Europe with hurricane-force winds, at least 10 killed

A powerful windstorm swept over northern Europe on January 18, 2018, killing at least 10 people. Officials in the Netherlands reported winds up to 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 140 km/h (87 mph) at the height of the storm while Germany saw winds up to 203 km/h (126 mph). According to the German Weather Service (DWD), this was the worst storm to strike Germany since 2007.?

Jan 19 09:49

Deadly gales halt trains and flights across north-west Europe

Violent gales have battered north-west Europe, killing at least nine people, toppling trees and trucks, bringing down power lines, grounding aircraft and halting road and rail traffic across the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Jan 19 09:48

Swedish PM does not rule out use of army to end gang violence

Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday.

Jan 19 09:48

‘Secure EU Borders’: Austria’s Kurz and Merkel Clash Over Migrant Quotas

Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna’s resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was “wrong”.

Jan 19 09:46

'EU dream is DEAD' - Juncker's plot for EU superstate is over and MORE members will leave

The EU27 is faced with a series of long-term challenges which, combined with Brexit, are causing “a lot of friction beneath the surface”, experts from Stratfor warned.

And one of the geopolitcal firm’s specialists claimed the only way Brussels would realise its dream of a United States of Europe would be if the bloc “removed three-quarters of its members”.

Jan 19 08:40

“You Are Now Entering the American Sector” (Will Syria Be Partitioned?)

Do not take your eyes off the ball, remember that all this delicate pussyfooting is about power.

Russia avoided the Syrian quagmire despite dire predictions. Putin minimised his footprint, his war is almost over, ISIL has been defeated. Trump could also exclaim “Mission is completed!” – and fly home.

But, it seems he is eager to rush in where angels fear to tread. Trump does not mind doing for the Israeli Prime Minister what his predecessors, whether Democrats or Republicans, refused, namely, fighting Israel’s war by indefinitely extending the hostile and illegal occupation of Syria.

Jan 19 08:30

Why Is Putin “Allowing” Israel to Bomb Syria? The Saker

The truth is that “the Russians are *not* coming”. The key for Putin is to do what needs to be done to advance Russian interests but without triggering an internal or external political crisis.

Trying to reason with the Israelis or get them to listen to the UN has been tried by many countries for decades and if there is one thing which is beyond doubt is that the Israelis don’t give a damn about what anybody has to say. So talking to them is just a waste of oxygen. What about threatening them? Actually, I think that this could work, but at what risk and price?

Jan 18 12:04

Sweden Is Preparing For A "Civil War": PM Wants To Deploy Army In No-Go Zones

The booklet will serve as a manual of "total defense" in case of a war, and provide details on how to secure basic needs such as water, food, and heating, the FT reported. The manual also covers other threats such as cyber attacks, terrorism, and climate change.

"All of society needs to be prepared for conflict, not just the military. We haven’t been using words such as total defense or high alert for 25-30 years or more. So the knowledge among citizens is very low," said Christina Andersson, head of the project at the Swedish civil contingencies agency.

The survivalist manual or better known by some as a preppers guide is called “If Crisis or War Comes,” will be published by the government in late spring. Its publication comes at a time when the threat of war from Russia is high, well, possibly, but that is what the mainstream media has conditioned many to believe.

What if the threat is not from Russia, but one that is domestic?

Jan 18 09:13

Russian Evening News Exposes Monsanto's Evil Methods (Video)

"The Kiev government also plans to sell 10.5 million hectares of land to foreign companies, which is 1/9 of Europe's arable land. It is possible that a lion's share will go to Monsanto." The EU has just extended a contract with Monsanto for five more years despite the history of problems caused by their pesticides. This decision was carried out against the will of the people. In the following clip (with text below) Russia's top news anchor tears into both Monsanto and the corrupt politicians who collaboratively awarded them major agricultural contracts impacting the majority of Europe. The correspondent then shows us the tragic human cost of Monsanto's deadly products...

Jan 18 09:02

70 Years of Disinformation: How the CIA Funded Opinion Magazines in Europe

When an intelligence agency arranges to disseminated fake news it is called “disinformation” and it is a subset of what is referred to as covert action, basically secret operations run in a foreign country to influence opinion or to disrupt the functioning of a government or group that is considered to be hostile. During the Cold War, disinformation operations were run by many of the leading players in both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and in the opposition Warsaw Pact. Sometimes the activity and the sponsorship were clearly visible, as when Radio Free Europe and Radio Moscow would exchange barbs about just how bad daily life was in the opposition alliance. Sometimes, however, it took the form of clandestinely placing stories in the media that were clearly untrue but designed to shift public perceptions of what was taking place in the world. The Vietnam War provided a perfect proxy playing field, with stories emanating from the U.S.

Jan 18 08:49

EU lawmakers split on ‘Russian threat’

As participants of the debates devoted to Russia’s influence on the EU countries in the European Parliament on Wednesday seemed to lack a common view on the issue, experts do not expect the European Union to expand anti-Russia sanctions so far, Kommersant writes. Some European lawmakers assume that Moscow is holding a very efficient "disinformation campaign" in Europe, which makes the EU double its efforts to tackle Russia as it risks losing the fight otherwise, while others accuse Brussels of putting pressure on the freedom of speech and "paranoid delusions", the newspaper writes. Meanwhile, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov who participated in Wednesday’s debates, called for the normalization of relations with Russia, saying that assistance from all EU countries is required...

Jan 18 08:41

Italy’s Lega party slams European Parliament’s debate on Russian media as absurd

Italy’s Lega party (formerly known as Lega Nord or the Northern League) believes that the European Parliament’s debate on Russia’s alleged propaganda in the EU media to be absurd, party member Mario Borghezio, who is also a member of the European Parliament, told TASS on Thursday. "It is absurd to discuss this issue when there is no evidence [of Russia’s attempts to influence the domestic policies of EU members]," he said. "Italian secret services have rejected allegations concerning such attempts. These very debates prove that the European leaders have long stopped to listen to their people and do not trust the people’s vote. If they believe that the people are so easy influenced then they should recognize their own defeat," the MP said... The United States has been accusing Moscow of seeking to influence the outcome of the Italian parliamentary election scheduled to be held on March 4.

Jan 18 08:38

Family of assassinated Serbian politician leave Kosovo

Ivanovic had been extremely devoted to the city of Kosovska Mitrovica and had opposed an idea of leaving it. In one of the documentaries, Ivanovic explained his affection for Kosovska Mitrovica, "Why do Albanians want to take Mitrovica away from us? Simply because Mitrovica is the only one serious industrial city in Kosovo. It is the only chance of industrialization for them. Therefore, it is so important to stay and live here, no matter what." Oliver Ivanovic, a leader of Kosovan Serbs and the head of the ‘Freedom, Democracy, Truth’ party, was gunned down on Tuesday morning while entering his party headquarters in Kosovska Mitrovica. Ivanovic was rushed to hospital with six gunshot wounds in the chest, where he succumbed to his injuries. Representatives of international missions to Kosovo condemned Ivanovic’s murder and demanded bringing those responsible to justice as soon as possible.

Jan 18 08:16

US diplomat makes fool of himself in the Netherlands

American diplomats may show an extremely low level of professionalism at times. Most recently, US Ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, made a mess of his first press conference, when local journalists literally lynched the US diplomat for his remarks that he made in 2015. During the first day of work, it became clear that Hoekstra failed to correspond to the status of the US Ambassador. In 2015, he made a few controversial remarks when he said that the "Islamic movement" was creating chaos in Europe. He suggested that terrorists were burning politicians and cars in the Netherlands. "The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burnt, there are politicians that are being burnt ... and, yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands," the official said in 2015. During his first press conference in the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra had to deal with uncomfortable questions at once.

Jan 18 08:08

Sheep disrupt the work of US missile defences in Romania

The US missile defence system protecting NATO countries from ballistic missiles has proved to be invulnerable to sheep. In the Romanian village of Stoenesti, nearby the US Deveselu military base, an argument sparked between the military local shepherds. The military claimed that the sheep cause problems by alarming security systems. The sheep go to places with active security sensors, touch fences and set off alarm systems. A representative for the local administration tried to explain to US military officials that the sheep are not like people - "they do not follow the rules." The military asked the owner of the flock to find another pasture for the animals, but the farmer refused by claiming that the animals had been grazing in the area long before the Americans came there.

Jan 18 07:51

Hungary outlines 'Stop Soros' legislation against immigration

Hungary’s nationalist government outlined legislation on Wednesday to tackle illegal immigration that it says is undermining European stability and has been stoked in part by U.S. financier George Soros.

Jan 17 10:58

Brussels SHOCK: Switzerland preparing to END EU free movement with Brexit-style referendum

SWITZERLAND has sent shockwaves through the European Union by edging closer to a referendum on ending its agreement on the free movement of people across its borders, sparking fresh uncertainty about its relations with Brussels.

Jan 16 13:17

Turkey Notifies NATO Of Imminent Massive Invasion Of Syria To Fight Kurds

Turkey is poised for an imminent massive ground invasion of Northern Syria to quash Kurdish militia groups currently holding Afrin near the Turkish border. Multiple regional outlets have reported a build-up of forces that could constitute the largest external intervening force thus far in the entirety of the Syrian war.

According to Middle East based Al-Sura News, Turkey's military build-up currently underway includes special forces troops, Army units, Turkish-backed Syrian Rebels and Turkey's air force. The Kurdish YPG/J (People's Protection Units) has held Afrin since the Syrian government withdrew from the area in 2012, which constitutes the western-most part of the self-declared Rojava autonomous Kurdish zone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF I were a bookie in Vegas, I don't know what odds of war breaking out between Turkey and Syria were, but I wouldn't bet against it starting within the next 24- 48 hours.

Jan 16 08:36

'No power for member states' Nigel Farage reveals 'the EU's SCARY plans' for Europe

NIGEL FARAGE claimed the European Union is seeking to create a "unified" union taking away all power from the current member states, days after Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel revealed his shocking vision that would see Brussels take over the continent.

Jan 16 08:32

Trump Vows to Renew All-out Economic War on Iran

US President Donald Trump has publicly vowed to relaunch all-out economic warfare against Iran by no later than mid-May unless the European powers join Washington in unilaterally rewriting the civil nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world’s great powers.

Jan 16 07:57

Polexit? New Iron Curtain divides Europe, with conservative East v liberal West

Rudyard Kipling once wrote that “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” The poet was referring to his experiences in India and Britain, but the line could increasingly apply to modern Europe.

Jan 16 07:46

'Europe is DISMEMBERING itself' German politician SAVAGES Macron and Merkel's EU greed

A LEADING German politician has delivered a scathing attack on Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Martin Schulz for using the European project to destroy the ordinary life of Europeans.

Jan 15 08:10

United States of Europe: German minister unveils shocking EU vision to TAKE OVER continent

GERMAN Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel revealed his shocking vision of the future that would see the European Union completely control the continent.

Jan 15 06:46

US FORCING EUROPE TO ABANDON RUSSIAN GAS

US forcing Europe to abandon Russian gas & buy more expensive American LNG - Lavrov

The United States is afraid of fair competition in the energy sector, and is hampering the implementation of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

"There is reprisal in the energy sector against North Stream 2. It is the US which is calling it politicized, leading to a split in Europe, and the strangling of Ukraine,” he said at a press conference on Monday.

“Washington clearly forces Europeans to abandon Nord Stream 2, despite the fact that gas deliveries to Germany via the pipeline could be 2,000km shorter than through Ukraine, and the cost of transit could be halved,” said the Russian diplomat.

Europeans “are being forced to buy much more expensive liquefied gas from the United States instead of Russian gas,” Lavrov added.

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Jan 14 08:21

Donald Tusk accuses Poland of being Putin's puppet. WW2 photos say Tusk may also be a puppet of his past

The Tusk bloodline knows a thing or two about being the "puppet" of a dictator. Here is Donald Tusk pictured alongside his SS Grandfather...Too similar to sleep well...

Jan 14 08:10

Brexit shock: No deal will cost EU £500billion

PRESSURE was last night mounting on the EU to sign a free-trade agreement with Britain after a report revealed that a “no deal” scenario could cost the bloc more than £500billion.

Jan 14 08:10

EU over in 10 years - and THESE are the four countries that will bring down Brussels

The European Union has been facing growing dissent from the leaders of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic – with Brussels beginning court action against the countries for failing to uphold their duties as EU member states.

Mr Farage predicted the four Eastern European countries will ultimately lead the EU institutions to collapse in as little as 10 years.

Jan 14 08:07

Berlin Fears a Devastating Wave of Migrants Amid EU Reform Plans

The European Parliament plans to introduce amendments to the so-called Dublin Regulation, which might result in a growing influx of migrants to Germany, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

The Dublin Regulation provides for asylum seekers to register in the first EU state they arrive in, with the country then being responsible for processing the application.

However, if the proposed changes are approved, then responsibility for the asylum process could be transferred from the state of arrival to the EU country where the applicant's relatives live.

Jan 14 08:07

Switzerland denies citizenship to welfare recipients

Jan 14 08:02

Our historic Brexit vote could now be reversed, admits Nigel Farage

Remainers ‘are making all the running’ and could swing a vote in parliament, former Ukip leader warns

Jan 13 13:27

How Will President Trump Deal With A Rogue California Government Making the State a Third World S-hole?

The state of California government has gone rogue and out of control. What happens in California can have some major ramifications nationwide if something is not done to put the state government in check. The state Legislator has passed laws that go far beyond infringing on people’s personal liberties. What is going on in the state is a major train wreck getting ready to happen that could have been preventable.

Jan 13 09:11

Spain 'breaks EU ranks' to DEFY Angela Merkel and back minimum tariff Brexit deal with UK

SPAIN has backed minimum tariffs for a post-Brexit agreement with the UK, despite Angela Merkel taking a much harder line against Theresa May as the PM seeks to unshackle Britain from the Brussels bloc.

Jan 13 09:10

Kinnock in the firing line of investigation into Brussels fraud claims

Neil Kinnock, the European Commission vice-president, and another commissioner could "have their heads on the block", a senior MEP warned yesterday on the eve of crucial findings from an EU fraud inquiry.

Tonight, a chosen few MEPs are allowed into a sealed room to view at least two highly sensitive reports on Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency. Revelations that up to €920,000 (£638,000) of cash, generated by Eurostat, was funnelled into unofficial slush funds have provoked the most serious scandal to hit the European Commission president, Romano Prodi.

Jan 13 09:09

Financial Fraud in the #European Parliament

Financial fraud was the subject matter at a conference held in The European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 9 November. In light of the recent revelations of the “Paradise Papers” on the vast use of off-shore companies in tax havens by the wealthiest in societies for the purpose of tax evasion, the conference paid particular attention to recent large-scale international cases of financial fraud and embezzlement.

Jan 12 15:51

Juncker demands THANKS from Bulgaria for EU membership as protests rage around him

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker demanded Bulgaria “be grateful” to him for “allowing” them into the European Union while anti-Brussels protests raged across Sofia.

Jan 12 08:06

'LAGGING BEHIND': EU INVESTS $1.2BN IN SUPERCOMPUTERS TO COMPETE WITH CHINA, US

The EU says it is "behind" when it comes to supercomputers, and plans to invest $1.2 billion in at least four of the machines. The move is seen as an effort to play catch-up with countries including China and the US.
In a European Commission press release on Thursday, the Commission's Vice President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said the EU is "lagging behind" when it comes to supercomputers.

"We do not have any supercomputers in the world's top ten," he said.

To fix that problem, the commission plans to use €1 billion ($1.2 billion) of public funding to invest in at least four supercomputers by 2020. Of that amount, $589 million will come from the EU. A similar amount will come from individual member states and "associated countries" that sign up for the project. "Private members of the initiative would also add in-kind contributions," the release states.

Jan 12 07:13

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says ONE WORD on Brexit that will make Leave voters RAGE

Sadiq Khan said that while he was "heartbroken" about Brexit he had come to accept the results of the 2016 EU Referendum but his use of the word 'probably' is likely to rile many of the 17.4million Brits who voted for freedom from the Brussels bloc.

Discussing the newly published Brexit impact reports he commissioned, Mr Khan said: "I’m not in a state of denial, I accept we are probably leaving the European Union.

Jan 12 07:12

'Unbelievable ineptitude' Angry Brexiteers attack Sadiq Khan over anti-Brexit report

SADIQ Khan has been accused of “scaremongering” and incompetence after he released an anti-Brexit report written by ardent Remainers.

Jan 12 07:08

Want stability in the Balkans? Then bring back Yugoslavia

The influential US think-tank the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has the Balkans on its conflict prevention list in its recently published 2018 survey.
However the idea, promoted by the CFR, that the US is the country that can help preserve ‘peace and stability‘ needs to be challenged – as it is the US and its closest NATO allies themselves who are actually responsible for many of the problems currently afflicting the region.

Jan 11 14:05

Time For Hungrexit: PM Orban Opposes Mass Immigration In Hungary, Attacks Soros In German Press

By Brandon Turbeville

Viktor Orban has caused shockwaves amongst the EU and the European establishment in recent years and has subsequently drawn the wrath of that establishment, resulting in an attempted color revolution in Hungary. Orban survived that attempt, however, and is continuing to “trigger” the EU with his refusal to destroy his country and culture with mass immigration and his open condemnation of George Soros and the destabilization empire Soros has maintained in Eastern Europe for decades...

Jan 11 13:51

Classical Liberalism Strikes Out

Is the Trump presidency an example of liberalism’s decay, or a last gasp to save the system?

We can see how the attraction for a strong, blustering, iconoclastic leader would arise in this context. The appeal of Trump arose from the pervasive sense of helplessness by a broad swath of Americans, especially those who have suffered most from the dissolution of families, churches, communities, and a range of constitutive bonds. On the one hand, I see the effort to exert some control over our destiny – by demanding an economy that works for average citizens, by insisting that a national culture amount to more than borderless non-judgmentalism, and rejecting the “political correctness” accompanying a sexual revolution whose wreckage is accumulating exponentially – as a “last gasp,” as you put it, and even an admirable one.

Jan 11 09:52

Nigel Farage gives BRILLIANT reason why EU reform plans would NEVER work

Jan 11 09:42

‘We won’t pay any more!’ Austrian minister RAGES at EU as Brexit prompts budget DILEMMA

As member states continue to argue about how to plug the gap left by Britain’s impending exit from the EU, Austria's Chancellery Minister Gernot Blümel said the bloc must improve productivity and streamline its goals, rather than simply demand more money from the EU27.

Mr Blümel, who is responsible for EU agendas for the upcoming budget, does not want Austria to have to spend more to cover the finical gap left by Britain’s exit.

He said: "The EU will have to concentrate on fewer tasks, but will have to carry them out more efficiently, for example in terms of security and external border management.

Jan 11 09:39

Gordon Brown stuns by claiming UK can only control immigration by staying IN EU

The former Prime Minister claimed immigration to Britain when Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU was "not huge".

One of the Leave camp’s main arguments to cut ties with Brussels is to gain control of Britain’s borders as EU chiefs have spectacularly failed to stop the migrant crisis.

Jan 11 09:26

Malta taxhaven: Russian billionaires prepare to flee to EU

More than 730 of Russia's biggest businessmen have applied for Maltese citizenship, which can be purchased for € 900, 000. Among them are Arkady Volozh, Boris Mintz, Alexei Marey and other names of the Russian list of Forbes, RBC reports.

The list of citizens of Malta is available on the website of the government of the country, which has been a member of the European Union since 2004. Over the past three years, the number of representatives of large Russian business among new citizens of Malta has significantly increased. And the passports were not only for businessmen themselves, but also members of their families.

Jan 10 13:36

Hungary's PM: "We Don't See Them As Refugees, We See Them As Muslim Invaders"

In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban called the migrant crisis an invasion.

Jan 09 11:03

Alps snow strands thousands of tourists in Switzerland

Thousands of tourists have been left stranded after heavy snow in the Alps cut off towns and villages across Switzerland, France and Italy.

In the Swiss resort of Zermatt, more than 13,000 tourists are trapped and some visitors who wanted to leave were airlifted by helicopter.

Skiing is not possible as slopes are closed because of the risk of avalanches.

More than a metre (39in) of snow fell in parts on Monday alone.

On Tuesday, a metre more is forecast.

Jan 08 08:59

Merkel Exposed: Germany, France Reeling Under Refugees' Crime Waves, Welfare Costs

A new German study, based on data that Angela Merkel’s government had kept hidden, has confirmed statistically what Merkel’s opponents have charged: The refugee tsunami to which Merkel opened Germany’s (and all of Europe’s) gates in 2015-2016, has also brought a huge crime wave. If this information had been allowed to reach German voters before last September’s federal elections, media darling Merkel likely would not have won her fourth term as chancellor. Merkel and her Left allies have always denied the refugee-asylee-migrant crime connection. Now that the facts are out (at least a small fraction — most of the data is still restricted) — the Left is trying to spin the evidence to argue for more Muslim migrants and more migrant benefits. Incredible?

Jan 07 13:15

Ruchir Sharma forecast the top 10 Economic trends of 2018

Looking at the likely big trends in 2018.

As the new year rolls outs, NDTV’s Prannoy Roy has a fascinating discussion with author and global investor Ruchir Sharma about his 2017 prediction, which was 90 percent accurate and his forecast of top 10 economic trends for 2018. From global growth to whether unemployment will fall or rise this year to the stock market, they look at the likely big trends.

Jan 07 09:55

Juncker spokeswoman fires off WARNING: EU ready for SHOWDOWN after Austria tests Brussels

Austria sparked controversy earlier this week after they declared plans to cut benefits for children living abroad - a move that could break EU rules and enrage Brussels' hierarchy.

There is mounting concern of a showdown between Austria and the EU, after the country's new coalition Government included a far-right, eurosceptic party.

The latest policy move prompted Jean-Claude Junckrr's deputy chief spokeswoman to issue a warning that the European Commission was closely monitoring the situation.

Jan 07 09:55

'Merkel will lead campaign AGAINST EU integration' Harvard professor predicts shock U-turn

ANGELA Merkel who has been a central architect at the heart of the European Project during her tenure as German Chancellor will shock Brussels by refusing to go ahead with integration, according to a leading Harvard professor.

Jan 07 09:54

Macron Ideas 'An Excellent Basis for Discussion'

European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, 64, says in an interview with DER SPIEGEL that a United States of Europe is a worthwhile goal. He urges Germany to take French President Macron's proposals seriously -- and to form a government as soon as possible

Jan 07 09:53

‘They will FAIL’ Guy Verhofstadt sparks fresh fury with SWIPE at Brexit

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator had already caused outrage after sneering at Theresa May’s blue passport victory.

And yesterday, he was at it again, warning that nations which decided to go it alone “will fail”.

He tweeted: “Individual countries can't solve the challenges we face.

“From climate change to human trafficking, nationalists and populists are unable to provide the answers and that's why they will fail #WeAreEurope”

Jan 07 09:31

10 million refugees may flood EU if it fails to secure borders – Czech president

The European Union could face a massive influx of some 10 million refugees from Africa in the coming years if it does not change its policy, Czech President Milos Zeman has claimed in an interview with a local TV channel.

Zeman, known for his fierce anti-immigration stance, once again blasted Brussels for its migration guidelines in an interview with the Prague-based Barrandov TV channel Thursday.

“If the European Union does not reach the courage to strengthen its external borders, for which it constantly chatters but does nothing, we will have 10 million refugees [from Africa] in the course of several years,” Zeman stated.

Jan 06 08:52

Step aside Remoaners – It's time for a real Brexiteer! Farage ready for Barnier SHOWDOWN

BREXITEER Nigel Farage is set to meet with EU negotiator Michel Barnier to defend the decision of British voters to leave the European Union.

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