The Israel-based NSO Group is the maker of Pegasus, a spyware that can infiltrate smartphones and other devices, extract information from them, and even control their functions such as turning on a camera.
“Wow, the headline of this resolution already says it all. You’re talking about a global threat. It just always has to be superlatives with you, doesn’t it?” German MEP Christine Anderson of the Identity and Democracy Group stated.
This was an opportune moment for the EU to recommit to the protection of freedom of religion or belief by reinforcing the existing EU instruments aimed at doing so and highlighting cases concerning minorities where this right has been violated. Yet, it did the exact opposite.
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.”
“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.
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.
The first generation of human rights promulgation after World War II sought to guarantee freedoms to the individual against the state. Now, we are in a situation where we are suppressing other rights, such as the right to freedom of expression, in the name of the “right to a safe environment.”
The less-than-warm greeting, which took place on Wednesday in Brussels, came from German, French, Romanian, and Croatian MEPs, following a speech where Trudeau ironically presented himself as a defender of democracy, a staunch advocate for the rule of law, and a guardian of the civilized world.
The EU defends the sanctions as a means toward protecting the rule of law, judicial independence, and transparency; Warsaw and Budapest, however, read the ruling as a political tool used to punish governments that the EU disapproves of.
The ECJ handed down the much-anticipated ruling on denying EU countries EU money. Significantly, the pronouncement was broadcast live in Hungarian and Polish, indicating how ground-breaking ruling is considered. The court denied all of Poland and Hungary’s grievances, but the fight over rule of law has just truly begun.
“I am, under your criteria, considered to be anti-gender. Should I dis-activate myself, be eliminated from this hearing? I don’t think it seems to be very democratic in nature. Those who respect natural law are part of this society as well. We are pro-human dignity, pro-human beings, pro-human rights,” VOX MEP Margarita de la Pisa Carrión said at last week’s FEMM hearing.
These attacks on the rights of the unborn child are not isolated initiatives. They are well thought out and coordinated. A survey by the European Centre for Law and Justice reveals the existence of a real pro-abortion lobby within the European institutions.
Government says that a person is not alive until deep into the pregnancy. The motive is instrumental: when we legally sever the beginning of life from conception, we allow for another moral value to be elevated above life itself. That moral value works as an ulterior motive for the legal definition of life.
Emmanuel Macron displayed his ambition to promote European civilization and its culture, through a “common project respectful of the singularities and identities of each [nation].” In the exchange with French deputies, he recalled that he has never been opposed to promoting the Christian roots of Europe. The deputy from Rassemblement National attacked him: “Your Europe is 60 years old, ours is 3,000! You have made Europe the backyard of Washington, the prey of Beijing, the doormat of Erdogan, and the hotel of Africa.”
For someone who has just landed one of the most prized jobs in the EU apparat, Metsola has an unusual profile. Her self-professed feminism and staunch defense of civil rights, would place her squarely in the progressive camp, and endear her to many inhabiting the EU’s institutions. Yet, she labels herself a conservative, with an anti-abortion stance to boot.
For the uninitiated, ‘gendering’ is a new phenomenon in Woke High German. It means attaching a horribly out-of-place asterisk and the feminine ending of a word to the masculine noun. Woke High German leads to orthographic monstrosities like Verkäufer*in, Bürgermeister*innen, or even Studierende*r.
The possible future President of European Parliament Roberta Metsola is a perfect product of the Brussels system. But she is also known to be a mother of four and to defend conservative positions on the issue of abortion. That’s why she is already the subject of much criticism.
Many MEPs did not hesitate to make jokes during their speeches, wishing their colleagues a “Merry Christmas.” Former Parliament President Antonio Tajani recalled the original meaning of the European flag—the crown of stars of the Virgin Mary and the blue of her mantle.
In addition to free roaming, the new regulation will require telecommunications companies to provide 5G network to its roaming customers whenever available. It also requires them to be more transparent about extra charges for services.
Jorge Buxadé MEP, head of VOX’s Delegation in the European Parliament, has called for the immediate dismissal of Riccardo Simonetti from his role as the parliament’s ‘LGBTQ Ambassador,’ after Simonetti posed as a ‘transgender’ Virgin Mary.
Spanish MEP Juan Fernando López Aguilar, a member of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) European parliamentary grouping, on Tuesday submitted a draft report of the proposal to the European Parliament, which if passed, would require all 27 member states to receive migrants in the case of an influx.
The Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats announced on Wednesday their plans for Germany’s transition to a green economy and other reforms that effectively mark the end of 16 years of government under Angela Merkel and her CDU. Social Democrat party leader Olaf Scholz is set to head the three-party coalition, along with the Greens and the Free […]