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Nov 22 09:31

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

You can absolutely bet on that reality coming!!

Nov 22 07:38

Putin Blamed For Poland's Bust-Up With Brussels

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

Nov 22 07:32

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

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

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

Nov 21 10:26

Report States 90% Of Rapes In Sweden Committed By Migrants

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

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Nov 21 09:27

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

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

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

Nov 21 09:24

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

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

Nov 20 10:13

Sweden: Sex Offenses Hit Record High After Migrant Influx

No one could have predicted this.

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

Nov 20 09:42

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Nov 20 09:35

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

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

Nov 20 09:24

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

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

Nov 20 08:51

Meanwhile In Sweden, Crime Hits All Time Highs

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

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

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

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

Nov 20 08:20

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

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

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

Nov 20 08:14

NATO is headed for a very messy break-up

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

Nov 20 08:11

Russia-Gate Spreads To Europe

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

Nov 20 08:10

Poles block Ukrainian trucks from crossing border

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

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

Nov 20 08:01

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Nov 20 07:26

Meanwhile In Sweden, Crime Hits All Time Highs

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

Nov 19 08:50

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Nov 18 09:13

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

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

Nov 18 08:50

Largest in 25 years delegation of Czech businessmen to visit Russia

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

Nov 18 06:43

Ireland Threatens To Block Progress Of Brexit Talks

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

Nov 18 06:42

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

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

Nov 17 17:04

May Asks EU To Respond ‘Positively’ To Brexit Offer

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

Nov 17 16:47

Ireland Threatens To Block Progress Of Brexit Talks

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

Nov 17 16:24

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

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

Nov 17 13:06

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

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

Nov 17 11:38

The Next Italian Bank Threatens to Topple

Nov 17 11:18

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

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

Nov 17 10:03

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

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

Nov 17 10:01

Spain issues European arrest warrants for Catalan independence leaders

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

Nov 17 09:50

Ireland Threatens To Block Progress Of Brexit Talks

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

Nov 17 09:24

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

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

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

Nov 17 09:13

SWEDEN UNDER PRESSURE TO ADOPT ISLAMIC NATIONAL FLAG

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

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

Nov 17 06:00

Czech president denounces EU's conduct on the Crimea situation

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

Nov 17 05:22

Let’s Stop Glorifying War

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

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

Nov 17 01:04

SWEDEN RULES OUT MAPPING RAPISTS’ ETHNICITY

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

Nov 17 00:42

EU PARLIAMENT MAY IMPOSE ANTI-POLISH SANCTIONS

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

Nov 17 00:38

EU CREATES NEW DEFENSE PACT TO REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON US

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

Nov 16 16:42

Russia-Gate Hoax Spreads To Europe

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

Nov 16 07:16

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

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

Nov 16 07:15

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

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

Nov 16 07:15

Polish leader STORMS OFF after furious European Parliament clash with Verhofstadt

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

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

Nov 16 07:13

Prague to Host Gathering of European Anti-Migrant Forces

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

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

Nov 16 07:04

Dutch government teams up with Israeli settlement profiteer

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

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

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

Nov 16 06:59

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

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

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

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

Nov 16 00:20

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos Rocks

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

CrossTalking with Lee Stranahan, Rocky Anderson and Marcus Papadopoulos.

Nov 15 16:30

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

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

Nov 15 14:37

Sweden Under Pressure To Adopt Islamic National Flag

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

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

Nov 15 13:45

MUST SEE: Nigel Farage Urges Immediate ARREST of George Soros

MUST SEE: Nigel Farage Urges Immediate ARREST of George Soros in an EU parliament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVtii7TIaFY

Nov 15 11:51

Nigel Farage Accuses George Soros Of Bankrolling Pro-EU Cause

Nigel Farage says while Russia is accused of funding Britain’s ‘Leave’ campaign, financier George Soros’ recent $18 billion donation to pro-EU charity Open Society has escaped scrutiny. “This is where the real international political collusion is,” Farage says.

Nov 15 09:45

WHILE ISIS HIJACKS RADIO SHOWS, SWEDEN DECLARES MILK TO BE A RACIST HATE SYMBOL

A report by the Total Defense Research Institute commissioned by the government concludes that both milk and the ‘OK’ hand sign are hate symbols that represent white supremacy.

Nov 15 09:28

EU, France bow to Israel’s ban on European officials

The European Union and the French government appear to be giving Israel a pass over its decision Monday to bar the entry of French and European elected officials who planned to travel on a solidarity mission to Palestine.

Israel’s interior ministry announced Monday that it was barring entry to seven officials scheduled to be part of a delegation made up of European Parliament members, national lawmakers and mayors.

Israel’s public security minister Gilad Erdan, who is tasked with thwarting the global movement for Palestinian rights, called the banned officials “senior politicians who consistently support the boycott against Israel and promote it.”

Nov 15 09:18

Hungary summons US envoy over plan to fund rural media outlets

Hungary’s Foreign Ministry has summoned US envoy David Kostelancik over a plan to fund rural media outlets in Hungary, Reuters said. Budapest considers the plan to be a “political intervention” ahead of an election due early next year.

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"But it's okay for us (or Israel) to do that. It's only bad when Russia does it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Nov 15 08:42

They're all alone! Brussels created new army due to fears US & UK won't RESCUE EU anymore

THE EUROPEAN UNION passed its new collaborative defence policy to establish a military force granting member states protection because it fears the US and UK will fail to help, Centre for European Reform expert Sophia Besch said.

Nov 15 08:41

‘Beautiful sight’: Polish govt defends nationalist march on Independence Day

Polish authorities stopped far short of condemning a massive nationalist rally in the capital Warsaw on Saturday, calling the event, which was marred by anti-Semitic and Islamophobic chants, an expression of patriotism.

Around 60,000 took to the streets of the Polish capital on Saturday to mark the country’s Independence Day. The event, which was organized by far-right groups under the “We want God” slogan, was described as one of the biggest nationalist gatherings in Europe in recent years.

Nov 15 08:38

British and Spanish leaders say Russian trolls meddled in their elections

In a remarkable one-two punch aimed at Russian hackers, bots and trolls, the prime ministers of Britain and Spain have separately accused Russian entities — including some allegedly supported by the state — of meddling in European elections and have vowed to foil them.

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Nov 15 08:33

Spain says it has evidence of Russian interference in the Catalan referendum

The authorities of Spain have reported intervention by groups from Russia during the referendum on Catalan independence in order to destabilize the Spanish state. Deutsche Welle reports that the country’s Defense and Foreign Affairs Ministers made a statement on this topic on Monday, November 13 in Brussels.

They stressed that Spain has evidence that public and private groups in Russia and Venezuela, used Twitter, Facebook and other social networks and websites as part of a large-scale campaign to promote separatist ideas and influence public opinion on the eve of the October 1 referendum organized by the Catalan authorities.

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Nov 15 06:44

US House of Representatives allocates $4.6 billion to deter Russia in Europe

The House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the US Congress, passed the next year’s defense budget on Tuesday, which allocates some $4.6 billion for a set of measures intended to deter Russia in Europe. According to explanatory notes for the National Defense Authorization Act, otherwise known as the 2018 defense budget, about $4.6 billion will be allocated to enhance the so-called European Deterrence Initiative, aimed at reassuring the US allies in Europe and boosting the US military capacities in Europe. About $100 million from this sum may be spend to increase defense capabilities of Baltic states. Apart from that, the Congress permitted the US secretary of state and the secretary of defense to use $350 million to render military assistance to Ukraine, including supplies of defense weaponry and anti-tank systems.

Nov 15 04:36

US NEGLECTS THE SAFETY OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN EUROPE

Unfortunately, today information campaigns conducted by individual countries against the use of nuclear power plants often appear and are clearly aimed not at strengthening security measures in the nuclear energy sector, but at narrowly self-serving politicized goals. A striking example of this, in particular, is the campaign launched by Lithuania against the construction of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant in Belarus. The main reason for the campaign is the desire of the Lithuanian conservatives to please Washington by using anti-Russian sentiments to reduce the influence of Russia and its closest ally, Belarus, in the European energy market. It’s no secret that Lithuania itself wanted to build its own nuclear power plant in Visaginas with the help of Japanese and American corporations. For a long time, Lithuania expected that the project would include its neighbors – Latvia, Estonia and Poland, but the funds for the implementation of this project were lacking.

Nov 15 04:27

REPORT: KOSOVO AT RISK OF ATTACKS BY RETURNING ISLAMIST MILITANTS

Kosovo’s government considers the possibility of attacks by Islamic State fighters returning from Iraq and Syria one of the main threats to national security, according to a new strategy document. Around 300 Kosovars have gone to Syria and Iraq since 2012 to fight with the Islamic State group for the establishment of a caliphate ruled by Islamic law. Some 70 have been killed but many, including women and children, are still believed to be in the conflict zone, despite the group’s expulsion from almost all the population centers it had held. The document, “State Strategy Against Terrorism and Action Plan 2018-2022”, was posted on a government website on Friday. It said potential threats included “attacks by members of terrorist organizations through foreign terrorist fighters, inactive cells, but also by sympathizers and supporters who may be inspired to commit violent acts”.

Nov 15 04:22

NIGEL FARAGE ACCUSES GEORGE SOROS OF BANKROLLING PRO-EU CAUSE

Nigel Farage says while Russia is accused of funding Britain’s ‘Leave’ campaign, financier George Soros’ recent $18 billion donation to pro-EU charity Open Society has escaped scrutiny. “This is where the real international political collusion is,” Farage says. Speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Farage told fellow MEPs he believes that when it comes to international collusion, “we are looking in the wrong place.” He says Soros’ influence in Brussels is “truly extraordinary,”adding: “I fear we could be looking at the biggest level of international, political collusion in history.” Farage, the leader of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group, believes Soros has spent billions in the EU to undermine the nation state. “When we are talking about offshore money, when we are talking about political subversion, when we are talking about collusion, I wonder if we are looking in the wrong place.

Nov 15 04:19

AND IT BEGINS: ARE WAVES OF EU BOND MIGRANTS ABOUT TO INUNDATE GEORGIAN VILLAGES?

The European Commission is funding a programme in Georgia which will promote positive messages about migration – in other words, begin conditioning Georgians that their future depends on accepting migrants. But this programme is not being conducted in Tbilisi, where the media is based, or Kutaisi, where parliament has sat since Saakashili tried to gain a regional support base having lost Tbilisi. It is poor people in the villages of Lagodekhi who will be the first “beneficiaries” – presumably because that area has been identified as a place where migrants can be settled. There are many Georgian victims of the Abkhazian war of the early 1990s who still don’t have homes. A lot of agricultural land is unused because no one wants to work it anymore. Ongoing political instability makes life in forgotten rural areas more precarious by the day, as village dwellers are always bottom of the priority list.

Nov 15 04:11

POLAND & RUSSIA’S POWER IN INVINCIBILITY OF THE SLAVIC PEOPLE

It is generally known that the “Right Sector” and Banderists hate the Poles. They have territorial claims to us, they hate us for our rich history, which they do not have. Volyn is a bone in the throat, salt in the eyes for them! They tortured and killed our brothers, and now they spit in our face, taking advantage of the current political conjuncture in the politcy of the leaders of our state. How long will Poland sink in this lie?! However, every misfortune, every trouble is to blame on Russia! The goat has died out – Russia is to blame! Devoured by hatred of other people, extremist nationalist groups along with Right Sector and the Azov Regiment, responsible for war crimes, which Ukraine carefully conceals, they unite to fight against us. This is not a secret, not a revelation – it’s truth, hushed up by our government and the media, which have appropriated themselves the right to anti-Russian propaganda. All this pleases those who obsequiously bow to the United States.

Nov 14 15:51

Farage Calls Out EU Bureaucrats For Colluding With George Soros: 'This Is Where The Real Collusion Is'

Brexit champion Nigel Farage went on an epic speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday where he accused fellow MEPs of colluding with George Soros and his Open Society Foundation.

Farage told fellow parliamentarians who are busy chasing phantoms of "Russian collusion" in Brexit that "we are looking in the wrong place."

Nov 14 14:08

Nigel Farage Accuses George Soros Of Bankrolling Pro-EU Cause

Nigel Farage says while Russia is accused of funding Britain’s ‘Leave’ campaign, financier George Soros’ recent $18 billion donation to pro-EU charity Open Society has escaped scrutiny. “This is where the real international political collusion is,” Farage says.

Nov 14 14:06

EU member states take major step toward a European army

The European Union has taken a major step toward developing the capacity to wage war in the future independently of and, if necessary, against the United States.

Nov 14 10:20

Parliament Will Get Binding Vote On Final Brexit Deal After All

Parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal before Britain leaves the bloc, Brexit secretary David Davis has told MPs. The terms of the UK’s exit, including any transition deal and agreement on citizen rights, would have to become law via new legislation.

Nov 14 09:07

EU’s New Defense Bloc ‘To Play Good Cop To NATO’s Bad Cop’

The EU has moved a step closer towards having a joint military force by signing an agreement on a permanent command structure.

PESCO, or Permanent Structured Cooperation, was signed by 23 members of the 28-strong European Union on Monday.

Nov 14 08:03

Nigel Farage calls on EU to investigate George Soros funding, collusion

Nigel Farage says while Russia is accused of funding Britain’s ‘Leave’ campaign, financier George Soros’ recent $18 billion donation to pro-EU charity Open Society has escaped scrutiny. “This is where the real international political collusion is,” Farage says.
Speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Farage told fellow MEPs he believes that when it comes to international collusion, “we are looking in the wrong place.” He says Soros’ influence in Brussels is “truly extraordinary,” adding: “I fear we could be looking at the biggest level of international, political collusion in history.”

Nov 13 13:30

European Banking Crisis

Nov 13 10:34

EU MADNESS: Tajani calls for DOUBLING of EU funding to €280BN by TAXING people of Europe

EUROPEAN Parliament chief Antonio Tajani has called for an EU tax to double its spending as it panics over the future post-Brexit.

Nov 13 10:08

Parliament to get binding vote on final Brexit deal

Parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal before the country leaves EU, minister David Davis has told MPs.

He said the terms of the UK's exit, including any transition deal and agreement on citizen rights, would have to become law via new legislation.

And he said MPs would have the opportunity to reject or amend such legislation, saying "the agreement will only hold if Parliament approves it".

Nov 13 07:30

GERMAN MILITARY DRILLS… AND EU CRACKUP?

What's the story? Well, the German army is wargaming a break up of the European Union in its recent drills

Nov 13 07:29

How a meeting with Guy Verhofstadt made MP realise UK must leave WITHOUT Brexit deal

A MEETING with arch-federalist MEP Guy Verhofstadt converted a Conservative MP to join the ranks calling for Britain to leave the EU without a Brexit deal.

Nov 13 07:14

Paradise Papers Reveal U.S. Selling Russian LNG In Europe

The new massive data leak that has been making headlines for several days now has revealed that a company with U.S. ownership has been buying Russian gas and selling it in Europe at higher prices.

According to a report in Belgian daily Le Soir, taken up by other media outlets, such as The Guardian and Eurasia Review, Wilbur Ross holds a 35-percent interest in Navigator Holdings, a shipping company registered in the Marshall Islands.

According to the leaked documents, four cargo carriers owned by Navigator Holdings were used to load Russian natural gas at the port of Ust Luga before heading to the Anwerp LNG terminal in Belgium.

Nov 12 09:18

Do you support the open borders for refugees in EU?

Nov 12 08:26

750,000 Protesters Clog Barcelona Streets, Demands Release Of "Political Prisoners"

Hundreds of thousands of people - 750,000 according to Barcelona police - backing Catalonia's bid to secede from Spain clogged the streets in downtown Barcelona Saturday to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.

Nov 12 08:05

Washington Post Promotes Accusations Hungary Is ‘Hatemongering’ Against Soros… by Soros-Funded Charity

The Washington Post is promoting accusations the Hungarian government is “hatemongering” against billionaire open borders activist George Soros – accusations made by a group Soros is funding.

In an article titled, “Hungary Accused of ‘Hatemongering’ in National Survey Targeting George Soros”, the left-wing media outlet reports that the government in Budapest “has come under fire from human rights groups and European Union officials who say they are engaging in ‘hatemongering’ propaganda”.

Nov 12 08:01

'We will never be your slaves!' Italy in crisis as THOUSANDS demand EXIT from 'EU MAFIA'

THOUSANDS of protesters took to the streets yesterday to demand Italy leaves the EU immediately, with march slogans labelling the European bloc a mafia.

Nov 12 07:58

FLASHBACK - Memo to Obama: a Europe policy 3.0A WESS MITCHELL 11 November 2008

You will inherit a policy agenda for Europe that was conceived twenty years ago for a world that no longer exists. That agenda was built on three bedrock assumptions, all of which were then refreshingly new:

A Wess Mitchell is co-founder and director of research at the Center for European Policy Analysis, a Washington,DC-based foreign-policy institute

Also in openDemocracy:

John C Hulsman, "Memo to Obama: the middle east needs you" (11 November 2008) * that Russia was an enervated, status-quo power

* that Europe was unifying into an Atlanticist whole

* that American global - and therefore regional - power was virtually inexhaustible.

Working from these assumptions, your post-cold-war predecessors embarked upon one of the most successfully expansionist courses in the history of United States foreign policy, advancing the western ideological and institutional ambit by a space of half a million square miles in less than two decades.

Nov 12 07:57

Say Hi to Victoria Nuland's Successor - He's Like 'Nuland on Steroids'

"He was co-founder and CEO of the neocon-dominated Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). ... funded largely by the US government, NATO, neocon grant-making mega-foundations, and the military-industrial complex. The “think tank” does the bidding of its funders, finding a Russian threat under every rock ..."

And it gets worse - this article is truly troubling.

Nov 12 07:56

Wess Mitchell Nominated As US Chief Diplomat for European Affairs

President Donald Trump announced on July 19 his intent to nominate Wess Mitchell as Assistant Secretary of State, European and Eurasian Affairs.

Mitchell heads a think tank on Central and Eastern Europe. He founded the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in 2005 and has been its president and CEO since 2009. The nominee serves on numerous policy boards in the United States and Europe. From 2013 to 2016, he chaired the neoconservative Europe Working Group for the John Hay Initiative.

Nov 12 07:55

NATO is modeling command structures on Cold War era, says Russian envoy

“Today, it has become evident that when NATO was making these decisions, they were gaining their inspiration from Cold War schemes. The draft name “North Atlantic Command” is a copy of the structure that existed until 2002, and was responsible for moving American forces from the US to Europe,” said Aleksandr Grushko, plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the NATO bloc, according to TASS.

“It also provided protection and defense at sea, lines of communications, organizing anti-submarine operations, and dealt with complex issues connected with ensuring speed and safety of this type of reinforcement,” he added.

Nov 12 07:54

How the West built Berlin Wall 2.0

How ironic as the latest anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being commemorated this week, a new wall has been constructed between East and West.

It’s not a wall you can actually see, but it’s there all the same. Far from being thrown into the dustbin of history for eternity, the old Cold War divisions are now arguably more pronounced than they were in the 1980s. Russia, for daring to thwart Western regime plans for Syria, finds itself sanctioned by the US and EU, with NATO forces on its borders. A crude form of Russophobia, the acceptable form of liberal racism, has become normalized in elite circles in the West. At the same time, countries in the old communist bloc that don’t do exactly what their ‘democratic’ US and EU masters demand face harsh penalties for their insubordination, and the demonization of their leadership.

Nov 12 07:49

NATO practices nuclear weapons use procedures on its eastern flank, Russian top brass says

Russia's defense chief added that Russia does not wish to get involved in military confrontation with the West

Nov 11 21:33

Fear Mongering Banks Warn London Facing Brexit “Point Of No Return”

During his trip to London this week, US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, wasn’t only defending revelations in the Paradise Papers that he’d invested in a shipping company with ties to the Putin family.

Nov 11 18:35

750,000 Protesters Clog Barcelona Streets, Demands Release Of "Political Prisoners"

Hundreds of thousands of people - 750,000 according to Barcelona police - backing Catalonia's bid to secede from Spain clogged the streets in downtown Barcelona Saturday to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.

Nov 11 08:36

Dad’s fury after daughter told to write letter converting to Islam for school homework

A FATHER refused to let his 12-year-old daughter complete her homework from school after she was tasked with writing a letter explaining why she had converted to Islam.

Nov 11 08:34

‘Nationalism is POISON’: Juncker hits out at Catalonia independence push

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker branded nationalism “a poison” as he hit out at the Catalan push for independence.

Nov 11 08:02

Poland Tells Young People To ‘Breed Like Rabbits’ To Raise Birth Rate

Unlike Germany, which believes mass migration from third world countries is the only way to solve their demographic decline, Poland is encouraging couples to make their own citizens by ‘breeding like rabbits’, with the help of an educational video from the Polish health ministry.

Nov 10 12:07

Back to the future…NATO self-fulfilling war plans for Russia

Defense ministers of the US-led NATO alliance this week endorsed proposals to set up two new military commands – and it is clear Russia is the target of what are, in effect, war plans.

The setting up of an Atlantic command and a logistical hub in Europe to facilitate the transfer of troops and weapons was openly discussed by NATO officials as being aimed at Russia during their two-day summit in Brussels this week.

The two new commands being proposed are the first expansion of NATO’s command structure since the end of the Cold War more than 25 years ago. It’s a retrograde move that is not only an unnecessary, dangerous provocation to Russia, risking self-fulfilling war threats. Moreover, NATO’s renewed organizational cranking is openly calling for the integration of European societies and economies into its madcap military escalation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia is ABSOFLIPPINGLUTLELY NOT the aggressor here; it is NATO and the US behaving in an aggressive manor, and prepping for war against Russia with these moves.

Nov 10 11:46

Dijsselbloem Admits "We Used Taxpayers' Money To Bailout The Banks"

“We had a banking crisis, a fiscal crisis and we spent lot of the tax-payers’ money – in the wrong way, in my opinion – to save the banks” outgoing Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said adding “so that the people criticizing us and saying that everything was being done for the benefit of the banks were to some extent right.”

As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, Dijsselbloem was responding to a question posed by leftist MEP Nikos Chountis during a session at the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee on Thursday.

“This is valid for the banks of all our countries. Everywhere in Europe banks were saved at taxpayers’ cost,” he underlined.

“This was the reason for banking union and the introduction of higher standards, better supervision and a reform and rescue framework when banks have losses,” he said stressing “precisely so that we don’t find ourselves in that situation again.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is something glaringly, institutionally wrong when these vile economic evils are committed, and no one goes to jail.

The Greek people got railroaded, big-time, at the expense of the banks, and those executives creating these situations should be tried and convicted by a jury of their peers, period, end of discussion.

Nov 10 10:32

Outrage in Italy as Priest Tells Girl Raped by Migrant She Deserved It

A priest in the Italian city of Bologna has been forced to apologize after telling an under-age girl who was raped that she deserved it.

Lorenzo Guidotti posted a long rant on Facebook in which he blamed the girl for hanging around with migrants and getting drunk.

"Sweetie, I'm sorry, but… you get revoltingly drunk… and then who do you go off with? A North African?" the priest wrote in the Facebook post.

Nov 10 10:27

MERKEL'S BREXIT SHOCK: Germany face £3.8BN BILL to plug hole in EU budget left by UK exit

GERMAN taxpayers will have to plug a £3.8 BILLION hole in the EU budget after Brexit.

Nov 10 10:09

EU declares war on Gazprom and Germany, part one

Brussels. The European Commission seems to have made a final verdict on the project for the creation of the "Nord Stream-2" gas pipeline by Gazprom, which was to pass from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

It was supposed to be put into operation by the end of 2019. The throughput of each of its two lines was to be 27.5 billion cubic meters per year. The cost of their erection is estimated at 9.5 billion euros. The new gas pipeline was designed to double the capacity of the Northern Stream-1 built earlier along the same route, which would ensure the uninterrupted supply of cheap Russian gas to Germany and the EU for years to come.

Europe receives as much gas annually via Nord Stream-1 as 700 tankers from the US could deliver to Europe, and at a much lower price. Russia and Germany have always considered this project to be commercial and extremely profitable for themselves.

Nov 10 09:43

THE PRICE OF CHAOS RISES IN SPAIN

THE LONGER THE TOXIC PROCESS BETWEEN CATALONIA AND SPAIN DRAGS ON, THE WIDER THE GULF GROWS.
During a visit yesterday to Barcelona, the organizers of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile event, warned the City Council that unless the political situation stabilizes in Catalonia, they will be looking for an alternative venue after 2018. Barcelona has hosted the annual event every year since 2006 and it brings in billions of euros to the city each year, much of which ends up in the pockets of local taxi drivers, hoteliers, owners of bars, restaurants and brothels, Airbnb hosts and, last but not least, the thousands of professional pickpockets that flock to the city for the four day event.

Nov 10 05:13

Iranian Political Activist Shot Dead in Netherlands

Iranian Ahmad Mola Nissi, 52, established the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), which seeks a separate state in the country’s oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province.

A Dutch police statement said a suspect was detained at the scene of the shooting on Wednesday night in The Hague after trying to flee.

“His involvement in the incident is being investigated,” it said. “Emergency services were at the scene quickly and reanimated the victim, but he died shortly later.”

Ahvazi Arabs are a minority in mainly ethnic Persian Iran, and some see themselves as under Persian occupation and want independence or autonomy.

They say they are deprived of decent living standards and civil rights>>>

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