Europe

Britain’s messy divorce from Europe isn’t going well

As Britain formally triggers the doleful negotiations to exclude itself from the mainstream of European politics and economics, Prime Minister Theresa May refuses to use the word “divorce” to describe what is happening. Chris Patten Asia Times My wife, a retired family lawyer and mediator, thinks May could be correct. After all, the… Britain’s messy divorce… Read More »

EU should apply effective asylum seekers policy!

If the EU fails in passing the difficult test of patience and ability to act promptly in the migrant policy, the current leaders will have to say goodbye to their posts Tomas Zdechovsky Daily Sabah Although the reverberations of last year’s migrant crisis are noticeable even today, a brief look at the print media or news servers gives the impression that the situation is returning back to normal. Yes, considering the… EU should apply… Read More »

Turkey determined to test NATO

Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s March 10 meeting in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin, it was reported that Turkey was engaged in negotiations to procure the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. Fehim Tastekin Al Monitor Sergei Chemezov, CEO of the Russian state-owned Rostec, said on March 14 that Turkey had asked for credit to buy the system, but that a deal had not yet been reached. “As soon as… Turkey determined to… Read More »

How corruption fuels climate change across the globe

In the widest sense of the word, corruption is the glue that holds the ‘system’ together. The time to fight back has arrived. Soon it will be too late, write Lili Fuhr and Simon Taylor Lili Fuhr and Simon Taylor  Irish Examiner ANTI-CORRUPTION campaigners achieved a number of crucial victories in 2016, not least by ensuring accountability for one of Big Oil’s most crooked deals: the acquisition of Nigerian offshore oil block OPL 245 in… How corruption fuels… Read More »

Chatterbox Rome Declaration cannot save the EU; Germany has to pay more to do that

Last Saturday, the phantom of Wolfgang Schaeuble, the hawkish German minister of Finance, overshadowed the gathering of the 27 EU leaders in the Italian capital, without him having left Berlin. Dennis Kefalakos European Sting The heads of EU states or governments, at the exception of British MP Theresa May, went there to celebrate the 60th anniversary after the signing of the Treaty of Rome. This is the… Chatterbox Rome Declaration… Read More »

Prisoners of semantics

In a violent conflict neither will call a ‘war,’ Ukrainian and Russian prisoners languish in legal limbo. Lily Hyde Politico KIEV, Ukraine — Nadiya Kalyn rushed home to watch the two-minute video when it appeared on an anti-government YouTube channel in October. She hadn’t seen… Prisoners of… Read More »

Utopian thinking: In my school I’d teach human values, not British Values

Rather Theresa May’s picture accompanied by a list of British values there’d be one of an ape – to remind us of who we really are and where we come from Jules Howard The Guardian It seemed slightly ghoulish seeing her hanging there, in a school. A framed portrait of Theresa May, looking down on the children in the school hall, watching over them Just About Managing not to shuffle their bottoms or pick their… Utopian thinking: In… Read More »

Le Pen says the EU ‘will die’, globalists to be defeated

The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday (26 March), promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway. Euractiv Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United States and by Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the leader of the Eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party, told the rally in Lille that the ... Read More »

Discriminative ‘freedom’ of press

With the European Parliament’s distribution ban on Daily Sabah for trumped-up reasons, the so-called champions of free media resonated in minds with hypocrisy once again Ibrahim Altay Daily Sabah It is always sobering to see selective reasoning and pick-and-choose tactics being used when it comes to basic freedoms, especially by people and entities that always touted themselves as the champions of those values. Granted, it would… Discriminative ‘freedom’ of… Read More »

Muslim women gather on Westminster Bridge to condemn ‘abhorrent’ attack

Women formed a human chain along Westminster Bridge tonight to remember the victims of the attack on… Jen Mills for Metro.co.uk Four people were killed when Khalid Masood drove a rented SUV along the pavement, mowing down pedestrians and leaving three… He then crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament, left the vehicle and stabbed PC Keith Palmer to… Muslim women gather… Read More »

Islam, Not Christianity, is Saturating Europe

Jihadists seem to be leading an assault against freedom and against secular democracies. Giulio Meotti Gatestone Institute Sunni Islam’s most prominent preacher, Yusuf al Qaradawi, declared that the day will come when, like Constantinople, Rome will be Islamized. It is Islam… Islam, Not Christianity… Read More »

Non merci: French voters reject corruption in politics

French voters just won’t tolerate corruption in politics anymore – that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country’s powerful… PARIS – Agence France-Presse Hurriyet It’s a notable shift from the past, when influence peddling seemed endemic and politicians untouchable, even when they were accused of… The change is the… Non merci: French… Read More »

EU President Tusk warns of complete breakdown of the Union after Brexit at summit to mark its 60th anniversary

EU President Donald Tusk has warned that the European Union could break down completely after Brexit, at a summit to mark the organisation’s 60th… HANNAH AL-OTHMAN FOR MAILOLINE Tusk called for leadership to steer Europe out of crisis at the special summit in Rome, which is being held today to mark the anniversary of the bloc’s founding… ‘Prove today that you are the… EU President Tusk… Read More »

Woolsey: Flynn discussed sending Erdogan foe back to Turkey

(CNN) – Former Central Intelligence Agency Director James Woolsey told CNN Friday that former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn met with representatives of the Turkish government in 2016 and… Leigh Munsil CNN As a representative of his consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, Flynn met with senior… Woolsey: Flynn discussed… Read More »