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Amsterdam: illegal immigrant squatters continue to bypass the law, refuse Municipality’s generous offers
It’s been almost 4 years now, that a group of about 60 illegal immigrants has been wandering the streets of Amsterdam under the name of “We Are Here”. Refusing to abide by the national asylum procedure, the group has claimed they “are here” to stay and has made it very clear they have no intention of going back to their home countries any time soon.
Juncker running his mouth again: “Italians need to work harder”. But also: “Countries first, Europe second” and now we’re confused
“Italians have to take care of the poor regions of Italy. That means more work; less corruption; seriousness. We will help them as we always did. But don’t play this game of loading with responsibility the EU. A country is a country, a nation is a nation. Countries first, Europe second.”
European Commission proposes new €373 billion budget to “match ambitions with resources” after Brexit, which basically means increased taxes across the board
Because it wants to “match ambitions with resources” the EC says it will fund “new and pressing priorities”. Amongst those are research and innovation, young people (?), the digital economy (?), the pet peeve sustainability, border management, and security and defense. The EC believes this will “contribute to prosperity, sustainability and security in the future.”
“If there’s not the OK of Berlin, Paris or Brussels, a government cannot be formed in Italy. It’s madness, and I ask the Italian people to stay close to us because I want to bring democracy back to this country.”
Dutch debating centre’s windows smashed and doors vandalised by left-wing activists ahead of hosting MP’s Thierry Baudet’s Forum for Democracy party
“Everybody that chooses to give this group a stage – whether for ideological, indifferent [sic] or commercial reason – contributes to the spread and normalisation of fascism and thereby makes himself a target.”
The post closes by announcing “appropriate action” while inviting “autonomous action.” The last words are “FCK FVD”.
“Ethnic jokes serve one purpose; to defuse ethnic tensions by normalising the differences between ethnicities. If we are not free to offend one another, then we are not free to make the kind of ethnic jokes that strengthen the social fabric of this country. Without the freedom to offend, we create a series of armed camps, each watching the others for any signs of transgression, both obsessed with defending the honour of their respective tribe. This can only divide a country by setting us apart from one another and making us strangers to our neighbours.”
Post-Brexit EU to raise budget with €300 billion, remaining Member States expected to chip in heavily
Dutch Newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the annual €13 billion shortfall is going to be compensated by raising the seven-year budget plan from €1000 billion to €1300 billion, amounting to a raise of €300 billion, from 1% of the EU’s GDP to 1.14%. Seven years without the Red Coats amounts to a budget shortfall of €91 billion. So one wonders how they’ll spend the surplus €209 billion this new seven-year budget plan entails. According to EU sources, €30 billion will be spent on “guarding the EU’s outer borders”. How the remaining €121 billion will be spent, is not yet clear.
“Without a strong Europe, the populists win – and then there will be war. In Germany, it is up to the SPD [Social Democrats] to prevent that. We have, in the coalition agreement, decided on a [new] start for Europe, that [start] must come now. To that start, I want to contribute, in the future as well.”
Tired of the left and right-wing tribal reporting on Viktor Orbán? Read this essay by a centrist Hungarian student
In my honest opinion, Hungary is not ready for capitalism and civil society. Every attempt beforehand to establish these was more or less amateurish and resulting in more of a feudal outcome where we copied a Western nation without harmonizing any differences between the two states. Those who voted for Orbán did not vote because of hate and fear, although the campaign to demonize immigrants worked like a charm, they voted for FIDESZ because they wanted to receive a familiar sense of safety that they did not get from Gyurcsány or the previous cabinets since 1989.
Belgian Army ridiculed for plan catering to ‘homesick’ recruits by abolishing obligatory stay at barracks
The Belgian Ministry of Defence is considering to drop the obligation to stay at barracks during military training. It calls it a “meeting the needs of the modern soldier halfway”, because one in six recruits doesn’t finish training. Allegedly because they miss the free life, family and friends too much.
French President Macron says he has “proof that chemical weapons were used by Assad regime”, declines to comment on details
“We have proof that last week, now 10 days ago, that chemical weapons were used, at least with chlorine, and that they were used by the regime of (President) Bashar al-Assad. (…) Our teams have been working on this all week and we will need to take decisions in due course, when we judge it most useful and effective.”