Italy Election update:  Northern League leader suspects his potential partner Silvio Berlusconi has a commitment issue

Italy Election update: Northern League leader suspects his potential partner Silvio Berlusconi has a commitment issue

* Italy Election update: Northern League leader suspects his potential partner Silvio Berlusconi has a commitment issue. Knowing Silvio’s reputation, Matteo Salvini wants him to sign a prenup.

** The V4 Report posted before regarding the Northern League and their support of Visegrad during their ongoing battles with current PM Paolo Gentiloni over migration. We have high regards for Salvini and Lega Nord – and remain optimistic this new conservative coalition can oust the party of Gentiloni and Matteo Renzi. This would stun the EU further and would represent another serious blow to the migration agenda of Dimitris Avramopoulos.

However, there remains a slight problem….the 81-year-old Berlusconi, who we view as unreliable and erratic. Yes, Mr. Salvini, we agree: Get his commitment on paper.

– According to politico.eu, as Italy heads toward a March general election, the two major right-wing parties —Silvio Berlusconi‘s Forza Italia and Matteo Salvini’s Northern League — hope to join forces in a coalition to maximize their chances of winning individual constituencies and taking power from Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni’s Democratic Party (PD).

This means a right-wing coalition of Forza Italia, the Northern League and some smaller partners actually have a better chance of forming the next government. The latest polls put them on 36 percent — closer to the crucial 40 percent mark.

The deal is almost done, but there is one small detail stalling the negotiations: The charismatic 44-year-old leader of the Northern League fears that the rejuvenated 81-year-old Berlusconi is already eying up the PD. To avoid this scenario, Salvini wants the three-time premier to put his commitment to the coalition deal in writing — which Berlusconi has so far refused to do.

“If the coalition wins, which is what we’re hoping for, Salvini will have nothing to fear,” said one Forza Italia official, adding: “If we do not win, of course the natural thing would be to inquire about a coalition with others, but it’s not something we’re really planning.”

Jacopo Iacoboni, a political analyst at the Italian daily La Stampa, says “Everyone has a backup plan, that’s how things work with such political uncertainty. For Berlusconi, joining a governing coalition with the progressives [PD] would be the most reasonable option, if he doesn’t succeed at the elections. The League does not have this option because they cannot join a moderate government. Their backup plan is joining the 5Star Movement.”

Current polling has the new right coalition at 36% followed by anti-establishment 5Star Movement at 29% and Gentiloni’s PD at 28%.

*** Stay tuned. We believe this new conservative coalition will eventually get its act together and succeed at the polls. However, dealing with Berlusconi after the election may be the biggest challenge.

We wish you the best, Mr. Salvini. Onward!

https://www.politico.eu/article/italy-election-2017-berlusconi-lega-nord-marriage-italian-right-wing-style/

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1 hour ago

V4 Report

* True European Solidarity at the border: Czech Republic 🇨🇿 sent 1,275 police officers abroad since 2015 to help secure Europe from illegal migration. What has Luxembourg done?

** All four of the Visegrad nations are helping other nation states in Europe with border security.

Most Czech police served missions in Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and even Greece. Others assisted with the EU Frontex Agency in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

There are still problems with the migrants along the Greek-Macedonian border, where Czech police officers participated in the detention of 314 migrants. The leaders of Greece are creating a backlog and are not deporting “all irregulars” back to Turkey as required under the deal with the EU. This needs to change.

In the host countries, Czech police officers usually help local police protect the border, supervise the observance of the public order, and make security and road checks.

The Czechs are also one of the most generous countries in providing border aid to Libya to help prevent the illegal migrants from traveling to Europe.
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* True European Solidarity at the border: Czech Republic 🇨🇿 sent 1,275 police officers abroad since 2015 to help secure Europe from illegal migration.  What has Luxembourg done?

** All four of the Visegrad nations are helping other nation states in Europe with border security.

Most Czech police served missions in Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and even Greece.  Others assisted with the EU Frontex Agency in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

There are still problems with the migrants along the Greek-Macedonian border, where Czech police officers participated in the detention of 314 migrants.  The leaders of Greece are creating a backlog and are not deporting “all irregulars” back to Turkey as required under the deal with the EU.  This needs to change.

In the host countries, Czech police officers usually help local police protect the border, supervise the observance of the public order, and make security and road checks.

The Czechs are also one of the most generous countries in providing border aid to Libya to help prevent the illegal migrants from traveling to Europe.

2 hours ago

V4 Report

* 🇱🇺 Luxembourg’s socialist foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn wants to start Article7 procedures against Hungary 🇭🇺. Yesterday, he shamelessly likened prime minister Viktor Orbán to a dictator.

Asselborn is well-known for his attacks on Orban but so are others. Orban listed the EU politicians who attacked Hungary in the past but later failed: Faymann, Kern, Milanovic and Matteo Renzi. Perhaps the best example was Martin Schulz whose “anti-Orban” campaign in Germany failed miserably. Orban said, “Schulz wanted to be everything, but became nothing".

Are Western European leaders becoming unglued over the recent success and independence of Visegrad?

** Asselborn, a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party, once served under the government of Jean-Claude Juncker. Asselborn is pictured below with the “High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy” Federica Mogherini, who was once a member of the Italian Communist Youth Federation, upon joining in 1988.

*** The V4 Report warned of more of these bitter political attacks on the nation states after the EU launched Article7 procedures against Poland a few months ago. “Who will be the next target of the EU Inquisition?” we asked. Apparently, it is Hungary. Someone else will be next.

Asselborn said that Orban’s statements should lead to the triggering of Article 7, adding that “the EU must stand up and revolt”.

Watch out, the warriors of Luxembourg have called on Western Europe to “stand up and revolt”. Somehow, we cannot take Asselborn, PM Xavier Bettel and the passive leaders of Luxembourg seriously. What is Luxembourg doing to combat illegal migration? Are they exhibiting “solidarity” by sending police to help secure the Balkan route or do they just enjoy solidarity when it involves fancy dinner parties in Brussels?

What did Orban say to earn the scorn of Asselborn?

“We are those who think that Europe’s last hope is Christianity … If hundreds of millions of young people are allowed to move north, there will be enormous pressure on Europe. If all this continues, in the big cities of Europe there will be a Muslim majority.”

Orbán also accused the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe as being the “main ideologues of the Soros Network”. He has a point. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks was the Programme Director at the Soros Foundation-Latvia.

On the UN, Orban stated:

“What does the United Nations want to do? The United Nations wants to accept that immigration and its promotion contribute positively to economic growth and prosperity. From Europe, this is obviously nonsense, as if someone said that the flu pandemic is a good thing because it contributes favorably to people's health and well-being. According to the UN, safe and regulated immigration routes need to be established in Europe, according to the United Nations, all Europeans have a duty to help immigrants arrive in their settlements and work. We understand that 80 percent of the UN member states are more migrant countries, but we have not created the United Nations to turn to us and force us to ruin us.”

This is not the first time Hungary has been slandered by Asselborn, who once said Hungary “should be temporarily suspended, or if necessary, permanently expelled from the EU.”

In an interview with German newspaper Die Welt, Asselborn expressed his anger at the Hungarian government’s policy on migrants, saying “the fence that Hungary is building along to keep out refugees is getting longer, higher and becoming more dangerous. Hungary is not far from giving orders to shoot refugees. Anyone who wants to surmount the fence has to reckon with the worst.”

“Shooting the refugees”? No. Protecting Hungarians from unknown, aggressive male migrants? Yes.

**** Luxembourg may be irrelevant, but this is a preview of the strategy to be utilized by the leaders of Western Europe in their battle with Visegrad and the CEE states over migration. The EU does not like independent thought and is prepared to vilify and smear both Poland and Hungary in an attempt to divide Visegrad by isolating their strongest leaders.

Things are starting to get ugly and divisive inside the EU. We expect more of the same as the migration manifesto demanded by Berlin and Brussels continues to divide Europe.

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* 🇱🇺 Luxembourg’s socialist foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn wants to start Article7 procedures against Hungary 🇭🇺.  Yesterday, he shamelessly likened prime minister Viktor Orbán to a dictator.  

Asselborn is well-known for his attacks on Orban but so are others. Orban listed the EU politicians who attacked Hungary in the past but later failed:  Faymann, Kern, Milanovic and Matteo Renzi.  Perhaps the best example was Martin Schulz whose “anti-Orban” campaign in Germany failed miserably.  Orban said, “Schulz wanted to be everything, but became nothing.

Are Western European leaders becoming unglued over the recent success and independence of Visegrad?

** Asselborn, a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party, once served under the government of Jean-Claude Juncker.  Asselborn is pictured below with the “High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy” Federica Mogherini, who was once a member of the Italian Communist Youth Federation, upon joining in 1988. 

*** The V4 Report warned of more of these bitter political attacks on the nation states after the EU launched Article7 procedures against Poland a few months ago.  “Who will be the next target of the EU Inquisition?” we asked.  Apparently, it is Hungary.  Someone else will be next.

Asselborn said that Orban’s statements should lead to the triggering of Article 7, adding that “the EU must stand up and revolt”. 

Watch out, the warriors of Luxembourg have called on Western Europe to “stand up and revolt”.  Somehow, we cannot take Asselborn, PM Xavier Bettel and the passive leaders of Luxembourg seriously.  What is Luxembourg doing to combat illegal migration?  Are they exhibiting “solidarity” by sending police to help secure the Balkan route or do they just enjoy solidarity when it involves fancy dinner parties in Brussels?

What did Orban say to earn the scorn of Asselborn? 

“We are those who think that Europe’s last hope is Christianity … If hundreds of millions of young people are allowed to move north, there will be enormous pressure on Europe. If all this continues, in the big cities of Europe there will be a Muslim majority.”

Orbán also accused the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe as being the “main ideologues of the Soros Network”.  He has a point.  Prior to his appointment as Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks was the Programme Director at the Soros Foundation-Latvia.

On the UN, Orban stated:

“What does the United Nations want to do? The United Nations wants to accept that immigration and its promotion contribute positively to economic growth and prosperity. From Europe, this is obviously nonsense, as if someone said that the flu pandemic is a good thing because it contributes favorably to peoples health and well-being. According to the UN, safe and regulated immigration routes need to be established in Europe, according to the United Nations, all Europeans have a duty to help immigrants arrive in their settlements and work. We understand that 80 percent of the UN member states are more migrant countries, but we have not created the United Nations to turn to us and force us to ruin us.”

This is not the first time Hungary has been slandered by Asselborn, who once said Hungary “should be temporarily suspended, or if necessary, permanently expelled from the EU.” 

In an interview with German newspaper Die Welt, Asselborn expressed his anger at the Hungarian government’s policy on migrants, saying “the fence that Hungary is building along to keep out refugees is getting longer, higher and becoming more dangerous. Hungary is not far from giving orders to shoot refugees. Anyone who wants to surmount the fence has to reckon with the worst.”

“Shooting the refugees”?  No.  Protecting Hungarians from unknown, aggressive male migrants?  Yes.

**** Luxembourg may be irrelevant, but this is a preview of the strategy to be utilized by the leaders of Western Europe in their battle with Visegrad and the CEE states over migration.  The EU does not like independent thought and is prepared to vilify and smear both Poland and Hungary in an attempt to divide Visegrad by isolating their strongest leaders.

Things are starting to get ugly and divisive inside the EU.  We expect more of the same as the migration manifesto demanded by Berlin and Brussels continues to divide Europe.

http://delano.lu/d/detail/news/asselborn-start-art-7-procedure-against-hungary/170403

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Don't u report other things apart from Hungary and Poland issues 😴

Nasty people. Not fit for purpose the EU.

Who are these puppets? ... oh, just the usual fart-filled soap bubbles.

Oh boy... socialists are on it again... Poland and Hungary seem like nemesis for European Union

Az EU vezetősége kizárólag leszerepelt volt európai miniszterek, akik egymást illegálisan kinevezték a főpiziciókba, és ami szorosan összeköti öket a Soros szolgálat. Úgy látszik, Soros jól megfizeti szolgálataikat! Európai árulói ezek, amiért egyszer súlyos árat fognak fizetni.

Incroyable ingerence in the Hungarian elections!

He cant do nothing to Hungary. Cheer up, Friends, he's only dumb socialist ;-)

Asselborn is a Communist and he wants to to reactivate an EUSSR. Stop communists!

The ass born and the Islam loving slut concubine of Mohammed. A European revolt is long overdue. www.infowars.com/eu-security-head-political-islam-is-the-future-of-europe/

These people who "represent" the public should have tranparent bank accounts.. Their families also

Asselborn is just a simple European mf, his time will come soon too   He has never been chosen by anyone as a our boss! We are on the brink of a devastating European war and these assholes still “getting drunk”!

Merkel NEW mission

HUNGARY&POLAND NEW mission

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* Czech Republic 🇨🇿: Visegrad nation protecting Europe by combating illegal migration. 35 illegal migrants found in lorries detained by police, spokeswoman Veronika Hokrova told journalists on Saturday.

The detained lorry drivers are suspected to be internal people traffickers, Hokrova said. This, along with so-called human rights activists who assist in the crime of illegal migration, has become a major problem in Europe. The authorities must severely punish those who assist with illegal migration and must target internal traffickers just as much as external smugglers. Someone is aiding the migrants once they enter Europe.

"The detained persons were driven by special buses to the immigration police station for further measures," Hokrova said.

"At present, we are finding out within the EU whether the people are registered as asylum seekers in a different EU country," she added.

"It should be found out whether they can be returned to the country in which the foreigners asked for asylum within the Dublin system and its directives," Hokrova said.

"There is also the option of proceeding consistently with the readmission agreement with Slovakia because the lorries came to the Czech Republic from it," she added.

The police officers arrested the drivers and their fellow passengers aged 26 to 37. The police started criminal proceedings with them.

In 2017, the immigration police detained 172 transit migrants, while there were 511 of them in 2016. At the peak of the border crisis in 2015, the Czechs detained 2,294 illegal migrants.

** The Czechs are correct to detain the migrants, rather than letting them roam Europe. In 2015, the UN and Pussy Riot punk band traveled to the Czech Republic to protest this procedure. Ex-Interior Minister Milan Chovanec basically told them to mind their own business. As we have seen, migrant roaming has been a recipe for disaster in Western Europe.

This is another reason why we strongly oppose the attempts from the UN to establish a global migration manifesto.

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* Czech Republic 🇨🇿:  Visegrad nation protecting Europe by combating illegal migration.  35 illegal migrants found in lorries detained by police, spokeswoman Veronika Hokrova told journalists on Saturday.

The detained lorry drivers are suspected to be internal people traffickers, Hokrova said.  This, along with so-called human rights activists who assist in the crime of illegal migration, has become a major problem in Europe. The authorities must severely punish those who assist with illegal migration and must target internal traffickers just as much as external smugglers.  Someone is aiding the migrants once they enter Europe.

The detained persons were driven by special buses to the immigration police station for further measures, Hokrova said.

At present, we are finding out within the EU whether the people are registered as asylum seekers in a different EU country, she added.

It should be found out whether they can be returned to the country in which the foreigners asked for asylum within the Dublin system and its directives, Hokrova said.

There is also the option of proceeding consistently with the readmission agreement with Slovakia because the lorries came to the Czech Republic from it, she added.

The police officers arrested the drivers and their fellow passengers aged 26 to 37. The police started criminal proceedings with them.  

In 2017, the immigration police detained 172 transit migrants, while there were 511 of them in 2016.  At the peak of the border crisis in 2015, the Czechs detained 2,294 illegal migrants.

** The Czechs are correct to detain the migrants, rather than letting them roam Europe.  In 2015, the UN and Pussy Riot punk band traveled to the Czech Republic to protest this procedure. Ex-Interior Minister Milan Chovanec basically told them to mind their own business.  As we have seen, migrant roaming has been a recipe for disaster in Western Europe. 

This is another reason why we strongly oppose the attempts from the UN to establish a global migration manifesto. 

http://praguemonitor.com/2018/02/19/czech-police-uncover-large-people-smuggling-case

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Shoot first. Ask questions later. 😡😡😡

thank you, fellow slavs for your sacrifice. our country ( mainly due to politics) succumbed to migrants... only good thing is that we're too poor for their life style :p.

There were 50 of them. 28 in one truck and the rest in the other one.

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