The ring exchange agreement—which was never binding between the two parties—failed to materialize after Germany stated that could not fulfill Morawiecki’s government’s demands for the latest version of the Leopard tank.
On Thursday, May 19th, the EU Commission decided to allow gas importers to open ruble accounts for gas payments to Gazprombank. For a long time, the EU Commission had rejected the Russian demand for payment in rubles, as it was considered to violate EU sanctions against Russia. The condition for this turnaround is that European […]
If Ukrainian grain shipments continue to be affected, “significant hunger is expected on the African continent, which will be a humanitarian, then a social, and finally an Italian problem. Without peace, there will be famine in the autumn and 20 million Africans will be ready to leave,” Salvini said.
In February, Spain’s National Police raided a flat in Granada that had been consuming an amount of electricity equivalent to 70 flats. The electricity had been lavished on a marijuana plantation that had been responsible for intermittent blackouts in the neighbourhood.
Two different COVID summits took place within two days. At the same time that an alliance of physicians and scientists called for the restoration of scientific integrity and an end to national emergencies, EU President Ursula von der Leyen warned against future pandemics.
A long and relatively unusual wait for the appointment of a government under the Fifth Republic can be explained by the difficulty in finding candidates for ministerial positions while the next legislative elections loom.
A few weeks ago, Zemmour’s candidacy was not yet a foregone conclusion, nor was the place where he would run. Although the candidate of Reconquête obtained good scores in Var, the game remains difficult for him.
The latest reports of monkeypox infections sent a scare through Europe. But the mounting evidence seems to indicate that the infections have mostly been transmitted via sexual contact between men. Nevertheless, some are calling for vaccinations already.
More than two-thirds of Swiss voters—72%—voted in favour of increasing their contribution to the agency. Their refusal would have had serious repercussions on the overall functioning of the institution.
These departures mark the 13th and 14th resignations of a minister or chancellor in Austria since the formation of the government in early 2020. The government has ignored the opposition’s demands for new elections.
The Spanish government has avoided providing details about future projects, except that they will be in the areas of ecological transition, digital transition, hydrogen storage, industrial autonomy, and infrastructure.
After losing several German states to the Social-Democrats, the Christian-Democrats of the CDU have won two elections within 8 days. But the real winners are the Green party, who have established themselves as unquestioned kingmakers.
Chinese scientists have developed a robotic ‘nanny’ to care for an artificial womb. They assert that this robotic method will be more efficient than natural pregnancy, and sociologists hope that it will also solve the problem of plummeting birth rates in China.
The draft law maintains the basic 14-week limit on abortion on demand. Its main thrust is to remove safeguards for women such as the 3-day reflection period, and to force public doctors to perform abortions.
While the forecast for inflation-adjusted growth has been downgraded, predictions of inflation remain elevated. A preliminary estimate suggests that euro-zone inflation reached 7.5% in April. Despite this, inflation in the currency area “is projected at 6.1% in 2022, before falling to 2.7% in 2023.”
China has refused to condemn the Russian war in Ukraine, but some Chinese tech companies have still opted to withdraw their products from the Russian market. The reason for these withdrawals could be pressure by U.S. suppliers.
The ecologist Éric Piolle wants to put the burkini issue to the vote in his city and sees it as a militant act. In the name of freedom, he wants to authorise the wearing of the burkini, but also topless swimming. He naively hopes to see the two cohabit in the pools of Grenoble.
The Valneva CEO does not intend to give up, as he explains that he regularly receives a very large number of requests from Europeans looking for a traditional vaccine solution against the COVID-19 virus.
The prime minister expressed confidence in the Swedish people’s support for the membership application, however that confidence will not be put to the test. The NATO application will neither be the subject of a vote in the Riksdag—the Swedish Parliament—nor a referendum.
In a display of steadfast national and religious unity, the inaugural ceremony brought together everyday, working Hungarians, principal political leaders, and Catholic, Orthodox, Calvinist, Evangelical Lutheran prelates.
President Katalin Novák stressed that after the torments of the 20th century, the 21st century envisages a better, more peaceful, and safer life for the Hungarian people. At the moment, however, a dark cloud casts a shadow, namely the war in neighboring Ukraine.
The delegation had requested a private audience, which was not granted. Nevertheless, as the Pope thanked the crowd in various languages, he publicly mentioned the presence of La Voie Romaine association by name.
Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, an Italian diplomat who formerly served as a European Commissioner, has argued that—contrary to popular belief—in order to revise the European Union’s system of treaties, just 14 of the 27 European Union member states, a simple majority, would need to support the initiative.
France’s Leftist Coalition, led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon—who garnered nearly 70% of the Muslim vote in the first round of presidential elections—is expected to collect an overwhelming majority of the Muslim vote in legislative elections in June.
The common sense argument provided by her late pregnancy allows her to withdraw from the campaign without having to justify politically her choice at length. She retains her place in the party’s organisation chart, where she holds the position of executive vice-president.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, together with the question of sanctions, has tended to divide both the political Right and Left. In the European context, a divide between different “Lefts” has manifested most clearly in Spain.
After a Lebanese man had been expelled from the Hells Angels, the conflict between the rocker clan and the Lebanese clan escalated in the city Duisburg. Up to 100 men exchanged at least 19 gunshots, leaving 4 wounded. Residents are desperate.
Since its inception one year ago, the Conference on the Future of Europe has been widely regarded as little more than a thinly-veiled attempt by globalist eurocrats to secure additional power over the bloc’s decision-making processes.
In the wake of attempted sabotage against the railroad network, the Belarusian Parliament has voted to make “attempted acts of terrorism” punishable by death. Critics consider this a further crackdown on Belarusian opposition.
In the days following the centre’s opening, the Dator Clinic sent out several Tweets and retweets calling Refugio ProVida “an assault centre.” Some tweets also stated, “we cannot allow this” and “please do something.”
Chappelle, who is politically liberal on most issues, recently came under fire for a Netflix special in which he joked about transgenderism. During the special, he said “gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. That is a fact.”
Rather than adopting the report’s original draft, which underscored the extent of anti-Christian persecution across the globe, the leftist-dominated EP adopted a draft which excised nearly all references to Christianity, characterized religion as a threat to free society, and claimed it’s a primary “driver of conflict worldwide.”
The fuel shortage is an additional strain on Ukrainians already under fire from Russia, many of whom are travelling either to return to homes they abandoned in the initial fear and shock of the Russian invasion, or to seek safety and shelter in another part of the country.
Experts warn that cutting off Russian oil imports will increase the price of gasoline for European consumers. They also caution that delayed onset of the sanctions will only give Russia time to sell its oil elsewhere before losing European business, weakening the effects of the sanctions.
The presence of such weapons in Ceuta, combined with the ever-looming threat of a massive influx of illegal migrants, contributes to a state of ongoing tension in a city upon which Morocco appears to have designs.
Suspecting that the five cases of spying on Catalans revealed by WhatsApp only scratched the surface, Elies Campo turned to The Citizen Lab, where he led the investigation that discovered approximately sixty more cases of spying with Pegasus.
“Centuries ago the elites took to the battlefield. Now they hide in the Tower of Babel and send Europeans to the slaughterhouse,” VOX MEP Jorge Buxadé said as he excoriated an assembly of globalist parliamentarians in Strasbourg.
The reverberations of Paludan’s distasteful, but legal, Koran burnings have many Swedes wondering whether freedom of expression and multiculturalism can truly exist alongside one another in a single society.
Following Viktor Orbán’s victory at the Hungarian elections, the EU has launched its “budget conditionality procedure” which could lead to EU funds being withheld from Hungary. While Hungarian opposition leaders welcome this move, the government speaks of a “witch hunt.”
Incentives driving the trend, which has been witnessed across Western Europe, include preferential treatment in the form of protection from deportation, increased social welfare benefits, and special rights in criminal cases.
Child benefit payments transferred from Germany to foreign bank accounts climbed to all-time highs last year, reaching nearly a half a billion euros, as the country’s foreign population continues to balloon. Data from the Federal Employment Agency, released following an information request from the anti-globalist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, has revealed that 459 million […]
After evading numerous requests by Ukraine for heavy weapons, the German governing parties have now acquiesced and voted for a parliamentary proposal for such a delivery, alongside training offers for Ukrainian soldiers on German soil.
The political situation and dominance of cartels in Latin America, instability and violence in West Africa, and drug consumption in Europe present a single, integrated system, one that Europe, as a major destination of the product in question and an important partner to West African states, has the power to affect.
The prime minister’s long-overdue admission came on Thursday when she conceded that the unprecedented migration over the past two decades—paired with the state’s inability to integrate newcomers—had resulted in dangerous parallel societies and rising gang violence.
After discovering a mass grave, Mali claims advanced state of putrefaction rules out Malian involvement. French military sources, for their part, have produced footage of what they allege are Russian mercenaries arranging corpses to frame France for war crimes.
The situations in Ukraine and Libya, unrelated as they seem, illustrate the fragility of European energy architecture, and highlight the need for Europe to develop both energy independence and the ability to exert power in the maintenance of stability in its geopolitical neighborhood.
One of the key elements of the DSA is the additional requirements for VLOPs. The likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon will have to conduct an annual risk assessment analysis; failure to comply will be punishable by hefty fines.
Elon Musk has clinched a deal with Twitter to buy the company and take it private. Reuters reported on April 25th that though Musk’s offer seemed likely to be refused over the weekend, the billionaire managed to convince shareholders to let him buy the social media giant at his offer of $54.20 per share. Musk […]
In light of the figures revealed in this IFOP survey, it’s not especially difficult to understand why left-liberal politicians like Macron continue to push for sustained mass migration from Muslim-majority countries, as it reliably expands their voting base.
The head of the Berlin Greens said that expropriations are “not a matter of ‘if,’ but ‘how.’” During a referendum last September, a majority had voted for expropriations of large housing companies. An expert commission has now been appointed to advise on the process.