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Category Archives: European Commission

George Responds To Hungary’s “Massive Anti-Soros Propaganda Effort”

Over the past several months we’ve frequently noted the devolving relationship between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and billionaire financier George Soros.  Tensions escalated last month when Orban took it upon himself to mail a Soros-related questionnaire to all 8 million Hungarian voters (see: Hungary Launches Anti-Soros Political Campaign) and then followed that up with […]

Putin Blamed For Poland’s Bust-Up With Brussels

Russia-gate blame-scaping is accelerating across Europe… and now it is being embraced by none other than European Council President Donald Tusk. In what is an unprecedented attack by an EU leader on a member state’s sitting government, Bloomberg reports that Tusk explicitly suggests the ruling Law & Justice party is merely a 'puppet of Putin' […]

EU Creates New Defense Pact To Reduce Dependence On US

Authored by Andrei Akulov via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The EU on Nov.13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment in equipment, research and development, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Foreign and defense ministers gathered at a signing ceremony in Brussels to represent 23 EU governments […]

Cable Dumps’n’Pumps As EU Official Says No Brexit Talks Breakthrough

Brexit talks yielded no breakthrough on the financial settlement, and discussions focused on the issue of citizens’ rights, where the two sides are hoping for progress, an EU official told reporters. Bloomberg notes that the anonymous official added that no breakthrough was expected on the bill, as that would require high-level political input, and as […]

Soros & The Myth Of European Democracy: A Shocking Revelation

Authored by Alex Gorka via The Strategic Culture Foundation, It’s an open secret that the “Soros network” has an extensive sphere of influence in the European Parliament and in other European Union institutions. The list of Soros has been made public recently. The document lists 226 MEPs from all sides of political spectrum, including former President of […]

Preparing For EU Collapse

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, If there is one thing the Spain vs Catalonia conflict reminds us of, it has got to be Turkey. And that is a much bigger problem for the EU than it realizes. First of all, Brussels can no longer insist that this is an internal, […]

UK Will Compromise On Divorce Bill To Accelerate Brexit Negotiations

At last, it seems like the deadlock in Brexit negotiations is over and, not surprisingly, it was the UK which blinked first. According to Bloomberg, the U.K. signalled it is preparing to compromise in its stand-off with the European Union over the Brexit bill, with new talks scheduled next week in an effort to break […]

Who Feels EU Membership Has Paid Off? (Spoiler Alert: Not Italy)

Amid the UK's Brexit vote and rising right-wing populism across Europe, euroscepticism has never posed a greater threat to the EU. Despite the turmoil, majorities in most countries feel they have benefited from EU membership. According to the European Parliament, 90 percent of people in Ireland feel their country's decision to join the EU has paid […]

Orban Launches Intelligence Probe Into George Soros’ “Open Society” Network

Apparently, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban thinks his propaganda campaign to discredit Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros – Orban’s political archnemesis – hasn’t been sufficiently effective. As Orban’s ruling party gears up for parliamentary elections in April – where it is the prohibitive favorite to win largely thanks to its refusal to accept refugees under a […]

UK Retail Employment Plunges Most Since 2008 As Retail Sales Crash

Yesterday we noted the surge in cable following the stronger-than-expected Q3 GDP print of 0.4% Q/Q, above the 0.3% estimate. Afterwards, the market was calculating an 87% chance that the BoE would hike next week. Brown Brothers commented that: The case against a hike is that inflation appears poised to peak shortly, the economy is […]