Category Archives: EU

Chief Whip of European People’s Party Evokes Wannsee Conference

When chief whip of the accumulation of conservative and right-wing populist European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, uttered his expectations for 2018 on the occasion of his national party CSU’s New Year’s reception in Seeon, Bavaria, … Continue reading

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Anschluss

Annexation of Crimea by Russia has been compared with that of the West Bank by Israel today. Well, I had in mind the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq’s Saddam Hussein in 1990. While the West is still ignoring the decades-long … Continue reading

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“Declare that the indiscriminate, bulk collection of private data by governments is a violation of our rights and must end”

Edward Snowden has testified at the EU parliament in writing to written questions. The pdf file can be found here. As expected he referred in some detail only to what has been pĆ¼ublished already by journalists. When having been asked … Continue reading

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The European Union

While currently not living in a member state of the EU, I am rather pleased that not rather questionable individuals such as former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who had been on the list of potential laureates many times and probably … Continue reading

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

No need to block the Strait of Hormuz. European politicians have decided not to buy Iranian oil anymore (from July 1st onwards) and Iran’s majlis, or parliament, is considering to not to sell oil to the European Union anymore (from … Continue reading

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