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Manfred Weber: Opportunist has self-interest in expanding EU’s scope and power

Manfred Weber: Opportunist has self-interest in expanding EU’s scope and power

We would not trust Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party (EPP) in the EU Parliament, regarding migration or downsizing the swollen powers of Brussels. His power resides in Brussels and his interest is maintaining and expanding an all-powerful EU. W ...
Easy for the German government to discuss mythical caps when others in Central Europe are securing their borders

Easy for the German government to discuss mythical caps when others in Central Europe are securing their borders

* Hungary 🇭🇺: Fidesz group leader Gergely Gulyas gave a lengthy interview to Hungarian channel ATV, discussing a number of internal policy affairs, the “Soros plan” and relations with Germany. 1. Speaking of the ‘Soros plan’, Gulyas reminded that the Hungarian-born ...
Germany: FDP leader wants Germany to deport minor refugees linked to crimes.

Germany: FDP leader wants Germany to deport minor refugees linked to crimes.

* Germany 🇩🇪. Life at the EU Core: A 15 year-old “unaccompanied” Afghan migrant murders a German girl. In response, the FDP leader wants Germany to deport minor refugees linked to crimes. Where was he two years ago after the mass sexual attacks in Cologne? Acco ...
Bulgaria arrests gang suspected of smuggling migrants to Western Europe.

Bulgaria arrests gang suspected of smuggling migrants to Western Europe.

* Bulgaria arrests gang suspected of smuggling migrants to Western Europe. According to Reuters, Bulgarian authorities have detained a gang suspected of smuggling migrants from Iraq, Iran and Syria to Western Europe from Turkey. So much for Erdogan. The gang (thr ...
Open-border mayhem. The Federal Police near Munich picked up eleven young male migrants who had hidden in a freight train since Verona

Open-border mayhem. The Federal Police near Munich picked up eleven young male migrants who had hidden in a freight train since Verona

* Germany: Open-border mayhem. The Federal Police near Munich picked up eleven young male migrants who had hidden in a freight train since Verona. We assume they were granted entry in Italy. Eight of the eleven migrants were handed over to the Austrian authorities. ...
Angela Merkel and her junior sidekick, Emmanuel Macron, will support the EU’s move to punish Poland.

Angela Merkel and her junior sidekick, Emmanuel Macron, will support the EU’s move to punish Poland.

* Angela Merkel and her junior sidekick, Emmanuel Macron, will support the EU’s move to punish Poland. Of course they will. The German-French cabal, including their anti-V4 “think tanks” posing as “independent experts”, seeks to divide and weaken Visegrad and the CEE ...
V4 Report Part Three :  Harmonizing Welfare Benefits to Migrants and EU Solidarity Bribes.

V4 Report Part Three : Harmonizing Welfare Benefits to Migrants and EU Solidarity Bribes.

* Part Three: Harmonizing Welfare Benefits to Migrants and EU Solidarity Bribes. ** On September 13, the V4 Report wrote: - Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said that social benefits for asylum seekers in Germany were “quite high” and needed be “harmonized” a ...
V4 Report Part 2: Expanding the definition of a refugee to include six new African countries and persons in “refugee-like” situations.

V4 Report Part 2: Expanding the definition of a refugee to include six new African countries and persons in “refugee-like” situations.

* V4 report Part Two: EU to resettle 50,000 migrants from North Africa. Expanding the definition of a refugee to include six new African countries and persons in “refugee-like” situations. ** On October 4, we wrote: This is only the start. As V4 reported several ...
Slovakia’s PM Robert Fico: “There is no human right to travel to the European Union and the European Union must protect itself.”

Slovakia’s PM Robert Fico: “There is no human right to travel to the European Union and the European Union must protect itself.”

* Slovakia's PM Robert Fico: “There is no human right to travel to the European Union and the European Union must protect itself," he told reporters at an EU summit in Brussels. Visegrad wants to send Italy 35 million euros to help secure the Libyan border in order ...
Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to declare mandatory refugee quotas ‘ineffective’.

Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to declare mandatory refugee quotas ‘ineffective’.

* Donald Tusk to ask EU leaders to declare mandatory refugee quotas ‘ineffective’. Tusk’s note effectively asks EU leaders to declare the Commission’s policy on relocation quotas a failure. More vindication for Viktor Orban and Visegrad. Even Tusk is starting to ...
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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.

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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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