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‘No European…can walk safely on the streets,’ Turkey’s Islamist President Erdogan Warns Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/22/2017 at 5:00pm
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With the diplomatic row between Europe and Turkey escalating further, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan issued an unveiled threat to Europeans. “If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets,” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara, Turkey. Earlier, several cities in Germany and...

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Theresa May’s Brexit Plan Moves Forward

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/20/2017 at 2:30pm
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the Brexit process on March 29, which will start the two year negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. From The London Times:

Britain is keen to seek a comprehensive free-trade deal with the...

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Dutch Election: Geert Wilders’ Party Places Second

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:30am 3/16/2017 at 8:30am
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According to final vote count tallies, Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD has scored a commanding lead over his main rival Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV).

With 95 percent of votes counted, PM Rutte’s VVD won 33 seats in the 150-place legislature, down from 41 at the last vote in 2012. Wilders came second with 20...

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EU Court Allows Employers to Ban Islamic Headscarves

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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The top European Union court has ruled that employers can ban the Islamic headscarf from the workplace. From the BBC:

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled on Tuesday morning that employers are allowed to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” including headscarves.

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Scotland May Seek New Independence Referendum

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:30am 3/13/2017 at 11:30am
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As Brexit looms around the United Kingdom, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced she may ask for approval to have another independence referendum. From CNN:

Sturgeon said it was clear that the UK was heading for a “hard Brexit” to the detriment...

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EU Sets Up Unified Military Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:30am 3/7/2017 at 11:30am
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‘Never believe anything until it has been officially denied,’ they use to say in days of the Soviet Union. Today, the same is apparently true for the European Union. After years of official denials, E.U. has announced its plans to build a unified military command in the Belgian city of Brussels — a...

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As EU Mulls Tougher Gun Laws, Czechs Debate Gun Rights Amendment

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/5/2017 at 12:30pm
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The EU, in its ongoing effort to impose ever-increasing control over the countries under its purview, will be voting later this month to further tighten gun laws.  In response, the Czech government is considering amending their constitution to include the right to keep and bear arms.

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EU Parliament Calls For End To Visa-free Travel For US Citizens

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/4/2017 at 2:30pm
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The Obama administration refused to grant visa-free travel to the U. S. from five EU countries:  Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, and Romania.  The EU Parliament has been protesting that decision since at least 2014 and had been putting pressure on the Obama administration to relent; however, no progress was made.

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Dutch Election: Geert Wilders Gets Military Protection

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:30am 3/2/2017 at 11:30am
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With less than 2 weeks until Dutch election, the government has assigned special forces of the Dutch military to protect the frontrunner Geert Wilders, European newspapers report.

Europe’s most prominent critic of Islam and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), Wilder had suspended his public campaign last week after a police officer...

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European NGOs Colluding With Migrant Traffickers, says European Border Agency FRONTEX

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The Chief of European border agency Frontex has accused non-government organisations (NGOs) of encouraging migrant traffickers. The ‘rescue operations’ by European NGOs off the North African coast are putting lives at risk, as they encourage traffickers to “put even more migrants onto unseaworthy boats with little water and fuel”, Frontex Chief Fabrice Leggeri...

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Hungary to Build Second Border Fence

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/26/2017 at 6:00pm

In a move sure to draw the ire of its EU fellows, Hungary is building a second border fence to serve as backup to their existing one that has reduced illegal entry to a “comparative trickle.”

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Pence Backs NATO, Shows Total Support for Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/18/2017 at 6:00pm

Vice President Mike Pence attended the Munich Security Conference in Germany where he told Europe that America will stand behind its NATO allies. Pence also met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to assure him that America remains committed to Ukraine and that Russia upholds the Minsk Agreement.

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Germany: Merkel’s Refugee Czar Wants Voting Rights for Migrants

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00am 2/16/2017 at 10:00am
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A commission chaired by Germany’s immigration and refugee czar has proposed voting rights for migrants living in the county. According to the Federal Integration Commissioner Aydan Özoguz, “people who permanently live in a country should be able to participate in democratic decision making.”

Keeping a Brexit-like scenario in mind, commission wants the voting...

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Geert Wilders Vows to Take the Netherlands Out of EU, Leads Polls Ahead of Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00am 2/14/2017 at 10:00am
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With five weeks to go before Dutch elections, politian Geert Wilders’ Party of Freedom (PVV) is leading all the major polls with just below 20 percent of the votes. If Wilders’ PVV manages to emerge as the single largest party, as polls currently suggest, the 53 year old Dutch politician could...

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UK Speaker Bercow Voted Remain in Brexit Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/13/2017 at 3:00pm

Uh oh. UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow has found himself in deeper water after he revealed to students that he voted for the UK to remain in the European Union on the Brexit vote. From The Telegraph:

His fresh comments appear to breach the convention that Speakers of the House of Commons...

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UK House of Commons Votes for Brexit Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/1/2017 at 7:30pm

The UK Supreme Court ruled that parliament must vote on Brexit before Prime Minister Theresa May could invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which allows a country to leave the European Union. Well, those members of parliament in the House of Commons voted in favor of continuing the process. ...

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EU Foreign Minister issues prison threat to President Trump

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European Union’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini has issued a threat directed at U.S. President Donald Trump.

Mogherini warned President Trump that he would “end up being in a prison” for his executive orders, one which temporarily halted the entry of Syrian refugees and another which seeks to begin the construction of a...

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