Category: Europe

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V4 Report: Merkel surrenders as Schulz and the Socialists pull a virtual coup.

V4 Report: Merkel surrenders as Schulz and the Socialists pull a virtual coup.

V4 Report: Gone are the days of "selfies" and Angela Merkel's proclamations of “We Can Do It.” How things have changed in Germany during the last 30 months. The CDU surrenders as Martin Schulz and the Socialists pull a virtual coup. The editor of one leading newspa ...
V4 Report: Polish border guards detain 11 trying to illegally enter Germany

V4 Report: Polish border guards detain 11 trying to illegally enter Germany

V4 Report: Polish border guards detain 11 trying to illegally enter Germany. Solidarity where it counts....at the border. Polish border guards say they have detained six people from Iran and five from Iraq hiding in a van and attempting to illegally enter Germany. ...
V4 Report: PM Morawiecki says Poland does not share responsibility for the Holocaust

V4 Report: PM Morawiecki says Poland does not share responsibility for the Holocaust

V4 Report. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Poland does not share responsibility for the Holocaust. “Polish death camps” and lies about WWII is also Holocaust denial. “That is why we are changing the law... Camps, in which millions of Jews were killed, were not ...
V4 Report: Italian Teen Girl Killed and “Chopped Into Pieces”; Nigerian migrant arrested.

V4 Report: Italian Teen Girl Killed and “Chopped Into Pieces”; Nigerian migrant arrested.

V4 Report. Italy and Life at the EU Core: Italian Teen Girl Killed and "Chopped Into Pieces"; Nigerian migrant arrested. This is the latest in a series of murders by asylum seekers and illegal migrants following the 2015 migrant crisis. The situation in Western Eu ...
V4 Report: Migration Minister says “Croatia Will Decide Who to Allow into Its Territory.”

V4 Report: Migration Minister says “Croatia Will Decide Who to Allow into Its Territory.”

V4 Report: Migration Minister says "Croatia Will Decide Who to Allow into Its Territory.” We agree with the Minister, yet PM Andrej Plenković remains an obstacle, which is not surprising considering his ties to Brussels. He also remains somewhat intimidated by Berlin ...
V4 Report: A town in Germany is “overwhelmed with migrants” and wants no more

V4 Report: A town in Germany is “overwhelmed with migrants” and wants no more

V4 Report: A town in Germany is “overwhelmed with migrants” and wants no more, demanding a freeze on new migrants from February 1 to December 31, 2019. Is this the new normal in Germany? While the Central European Defence Cooperation (the four Visegrad states, Austr ...
V4 Report: Human traffickers target Spain to smuggle migrants into Europe from Morocco.

V4 Report: Human traffickers target Spain to smuggle migrants into Europe from Morocco.

V4 Report: Despite the EU’s claim, the external borders are not secured. Human traffickers target Spain to smuggle migrants into Europe from Morocco. Almost 23,000 migrants arrived in Spain from Morocco or Algeria last year - twice the rate in 2016 - with authoritie ...
V4 Report:  Eurocrats and radical activist Guy Verhofstadt are “worried” about the elections in Italy

V4 Report: Eurocrats and radical activist Guy Verhofstadt are “worried” about the elections in Italy

V4 Report: Eurocrats and radical activist Guy Verhofstadt are “worried” about the elections in Italy. The V4 Report is optimistic. According to politico.eu, the polls don’t look good for supporters of the European Union. The largest single vote-winning party in th ...
V4 Report.  Viktor Orban responds:  The government doesn’t let in migrants, only refugees

V4 Report. Viktor Orban responds: The government doesn’t let in migrants, only refugees

V4 Report: Viktor Orban responds: The government doesn’t let in migrants, only refugees. The Hungarian government never accepted the European Union’s rules on migrant quotas, and therefore “no one can demand themselves any rights based on those” in Hungary, the prim ...
V4 Report: Macron to ask U.K. To Take In More Calais Migrants

V4 Report: Macron to ask U.K. To Take In More Calais Migrants

V4 Report: French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to tell the UK that he wants their country to take-in more migrants (who are overwhelming aggressive young males) from Calais and to contribute more funds for border control. Macron is pushing for what he re ...
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* Germany 🇪🇺🇩🇪: Angela Merkel’s scheme to link EU money to migration quotas faces stiff opposition from not just Visegrad, but from others as well. Even Luxembourg 🇱🇺 is skeptical.

** Instead of rewarding countries that fight to reduce illegal migration by securing borders and implementing measures to rapidly deport the migrants outside of Europe, the leaders of Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands want to reward nations that take-in large amounts of migrants. This seems odd and counterproductive.

One can only imagine the bribes, kickbacks and corruption that would result from this fiasco, which would only encourage more incentives for the migrants to seek Europe, especially given Western Europe’s lack of will to deport.

- According to the Financial Times, Merkel’s proposal to link EU money to migration policy was roundly criticised by Berlin’s traditional budget allies in Austria and Luxembourg, as well as the EU’s newer members in Central Europe.

Berlin’s proposal to link parts of the large “cohesion funding” budget to measures on migrant relocation provoked a backlash.

The PM of Austria 🇦🇹, Sebastian Kurz, was direct and to the point explaining that the budget should bolster Europe’s external border controls rather than rewarding countries that host migrants. “Solidarity is much more than sheltering refugees,” Kurz said.

Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuania’s 🇱🇹 president, said cohesion funding was for “better convergence, not for anything else”.

Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s premier, said the German plan risked stoking backlash from Europe. “If we link the funds to migration questions, then we’ll be punished afterwards — not by the governments but the people,” he said.

While the V4 Report often disagrees with the PM of Luxembourg, he is absolutely correct. If this measure is forced on Central Europe, the people will punish Brussels and the EU will likely break. This is unacceptable.

However, France is more receptive to the German plan, and is pushing for countries also to consider tying budget cash to a country’s labour market standards and its tax policy.

It’s tax policy? Why would the nation states allow Brussels or Paris to meddle in their tax policies? This is not only “anti-competitive” and ludicrous but represents another step towards federalization.

Clearly, there is no solidarity regarding migration and the issue is very divisive and bitter. The disconnect between the EU West and Central Europe is too deep to solve the migration crisis under the false slogan of “EU solidarity”.

Something will have to give or break.

- On a more positive note, leaders on Friday rejected automatically approving the candidates to emerge from the parliament elections next year. This was the system that brought Jean-Claude Juncker to power as European Commission president in 2013.

The so-called “lead candidate” or Spitzenkandidaten system ties the commission job to the result of the European Parliament elections. This has been criticised for giving too much power to MEPs to decide on one of the EU’s most influential posts.

The V4 Report agrees and would soundly recommend any measure that grants the European Parliament (EP) more power. In fact, we believe the EP must be marginalized and radically downsized. It is a circus.

*** Migration has exposed the flaws of the EU, which is more divided than ever. It has also severely discredited and weakened Merkel’s standing in Europe. She looks finished.

There will be plenty of battles on the horizon but the multicult EU Project seems to be self-destructing. The legacy of Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi and the arrogant bureaucrats of Brussels will not be remembered well.

They have failed Europe. It’s time to move on.

www.ft.com/content/7d6c1bea-18b3-11e8-9376-4a6390addb44
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* Germany 🇪🇺🇩🇪:  Angela Merkel’s scheme to link EU money to migration quotas faces stiff opposition from not just Visegrad, but from others as well. Even Luxembourg 🇱🇺 is skeptical.  

** Instead of rewarding countries that fight to reduce illegal migration by securing borders and implementing measures to rapidly deport the migrants outside of Europe, the leaders of Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands want to reward nations that take-in large amounts of migrants.  This seems odd and counterproductive.

One can only imagine the bribes, kickbacks and corruption that would result from this fiasco, which would only encourage more incentives for the migrants to seek Europe, especially given Western Europe’s lack of will to deport.

- According to the Financial Times, Merkel’s proposal to link EU money to migration policy was roundly criticised by Berlin’s traditional budget allies in Austria and Luxembourg, as well as the EU’s newer members in Central Europe.

Berlin’s proposal to link parts of the large “cohesion funding” budget to measures on migrant relocation provoked a backlash.

The PM of Austria 🇦🇹, Sebastian Kurz, was direct and to the point explaining that the budget should bolster Europe’s external border controls rather than rewarding countries that host migrants. “Solidarity is much more than sheltering refugees,” Kurz said.

Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuania’s 🇱🇹 president, said cohesion funding was for “better convergence, not for anything else”.

Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s premier, said the German plan risked stoking backlash from Europe.  “If we link the funds to migration questions, then we’ll be punished afterwards — not by the governments but the people,” he said. 

While the V4 Report often disagrees with the PM of Luxembourg, he is absolutely correct.  If this measure is forced on Central Europe, the people will punish Brussels and the EU will likely break.  This is unacceptable.

However, France is more receptive to the German plan, and is pushing for countries also to consider tying budget cash to a country’s labour market standards and its tax policy. 

It’s tax policy?  Why would the nation states allow Brussels or Paris to meddle in their tax policies?  This is not only “anti-competitive” and ludicrous but represents another step towards federalization.

Clearly, there is no solidarity regarding migration and the issue is very divisive and bitter.  The disconnect between the EU West and Central Europe is too deep to solve the migration crisis under the false slogan of “EU solidarity”.

Something will have to give or break.

- On a more positive note, leaders on Friday rejected automatically approving the candidates to emerge from the parliament elections next year. This was the system that brought Jean-Claude Juncker to power as European Commission president in 2013.

The so-called “lead candidate” or Spitzenkandidaten system ties the commission job to the result of the European Parliament elections.  This has been criticised for giving too much power to MEPs to decide on one of the EU’s most influential posts. 

The V4 Report agrees and would soundly recommend any measure that grants the European Parliament (EP) more power.  In fact, we believe the EP must be marginalized and radically downsized.  It is a circus.

*** Migration has exposed the flaws of the EU, which is more divided than ever.  It has also severely discredited and weakened Merkel’s standing in Europe.  She looks finished.

There will be plenty of battles on the horizon but the multicult EU Project seems to be self-destructing.  The legacy of Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi and the arrogant bureaucrats of Brussels will not be remembered well.

They have failed Europe.  It’s time to move on.

https://www.ft.com/content/7d6c1bea-18b3-11e8-9376-4a6390addb44

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You are so right. In fact, what I think they have done is they have destroyed the EU project. It is truly disintegrating. Falling apart. Merkel, Macron and Juncker's legacy will be as the ones who dismantled the union.

she said wir schaffen dass, maybe thought take the money from others...at least

Europe's leaders lost their mind. The time is soon for countries to decide whether they want to stay in the EU, or not.

Hi guys. Your quote from Bettel is not correct. What he said was that cutting funds will punish people and not governments. He never said anything about people punishing governments as you have interpreted his words. Merkel's idea too seems crazy only on the surface. What she actually means is securing EU funds for Germany's migrant infested regions.

She is intoxicated.

Somebody TAKE this woman OUT of there !! Cant stand her!!! She hates us, european people! She is of course working with Soros plan!! OUT OUt OUT||

She is not even Chanceler yet because she failed to form a coalition so far!!

Kdyby koalice zkrachovala a Makrel by musela nové volby !Toto si přeji a ne aby dále měla hlavní slovo tento novodobý Adolf a vládla dále - nadělala moc škody a ještě nám bude poroučet a škodit stačilo nechci!!!!

stupid german cow

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* Italy 🇮🇹: Video of growing tension in Pisa as March 4th election nears. Violent charges in the late afternoon as police block left-wing, anti-Salvini mob.

The police presence looks too light to us. There should be more to keep the streets safe. The Italian election is getting intense and will be one to watch.

Good luck to Matteo Salvini and Lega Nord

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SCONTRI A PISA Tensione crescente in vista delle elezioni. Violente cariche nel tardo pomeriggio a Pisa. La polizia blocca corteo anti-Salvini
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Mi a szart figyeljünk rajta??? A nemzetközi ballib, Sorosék, az EU, az ENSz, nem engedi, hogy a jobboldal nyerjen! Csak a ballib oldal. Ennyi! Mit figyeljünk rajta????

Why?😤😤😤😤😤😤

What is anti salvini?

tam sa to otoci, ziadni migranti a ti co su pojdu do mora

You Italians do not respect the rule of law. In Poland, the police are not attacking calm protesting people.

Ezaz aprítani a csőcseléket!

aha..the democratic liberals who "accept others"... sure....what is this red flag with star at the end of script?

liberal love and tolerance :D

Úgy látom Pisa nem turista célpont egyenlőre.😕

It is like Trum election, the same modus operandi... Exactly, i bet some open societies are behind these riots......George Soros, as always

Polizziotti bravi, cosi sapra la sinistra defficiente , di che cosa si sta parlando!

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