European Union

German farmers unhappy with 'Green Deal' restrictions

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2020-01-17 13:41

 Lines of about 200 tractors from four surrounding areas descend on Berlin's Straße des 17. Juni, near Brandenburg Gate on Friday. The Victory Column is in the background.


HUNDREDS OF TRACTORS CLOGGED GERMAN CITIES on Friday as farmers vented their frustration over environmental regulations. The states where convoys of farmers were out in force were Bavaria and Baden Württemberg in the south, Hesse in central Germany and Lower Saxony in the north, as well as Bremen and Berlin.

The protest coincides with International Green Week, an annual food and agricultural fair that started today (Friday, Jan 17) in Berlin.

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European Union, Germany

'Special Treatment for Poles' necessary to reach EU Green Deal

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-12-15 15:08

All smiles as European leaders Merkel and Macron greet each other in Brussels ahead of pushing the deadline for "climate neutrality" to 2050. They ended up allowing Poland to exempt itself from the agreement.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE NEUTRALITY BY 2050 (after having failed to reach the previous 2030 target) was agreed to by all at the current climate summit in Brussels … except for Poland. Deutsche Welle reported:

“Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced he had secured an exemption from 2050 climate neutrality” even though “the bloc had offered generous funding [of 100 Billion euros!] for regions that would be most affected by the fossil fuel phaseout.”

FRG President pours shame on his countrymen while in Poland

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-09-01 11:58

Federal Republic of Germany President Frank Walter Steinmeier speaks in Poland on September 1 on the 80th anniversary of the 1939 invasion of Poland by Reich forces after months of failed negotiation attempts.


By Carolyn Yeager

"MY COUNTRY UNLEASHED A HORRIFIC WAR THAT WOULD COST MORE THAN 50 MILLION PEOPLE — among them millions of Polish citizens — their lives. This war was a German crime," the president of the Federal Republic of Germany said in a speech before Polish President Andrzej Duda, and US Vice President Mike Pence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe as well as representatives of 30 other countries. No Russian representative was invited.

Shame, shame, shame! Disgusting behavior by the top representative of today's Germany.

News from Europe: Macron doubles down on 'hate speech' laws; Austrian 'holo-denier' released from prison

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2019-03-05 15:33

Wolfgang Froelich appears to be leaving prison in this photo credited to Bild: Kein Anbieter/Daniel Schreiner. It looks like he is holding a bag (with his belongings) in his left hand, while friends and family await him on the other side of the door. Congratulations Wolfgang!


By Carolyn Yeager

EMMANUEL MACRON IS AT IT AGAIN—trying to lead Europe into a bright new globalist-friendly, German-funded future.

Macron's new “idea” includes more protection against hate speech. Deutsch Welle wrote approvingly: “Among his wide-ranging suggestions were enhanced protection against hate speech, greater control of EU borders and immigration, and a nationally adjusted European minimum wage –  ideas that went down well with most German politicians.” All except for AfD's Alexander Gauland, that is. Gauland is quoted as saying:

Why I support the AfD

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-11-23 19:53

AfD leaders hold a news conference with a generally hostile press.


By Carolyn Yeager

GERMANY NEEDS TO CHANGE. That is, the political philosophy that governs Germany needs to change. The current philosophy is internationalist and guided by remembrance of WWII “crimes”, especially the Holocaust slander. The change I want to see is to a pro-German Germany, a more nationalist Germany. The new party Alternative for Germany (AfD), described as populist, can bring about this change in an unobjectionable way. Yes, the Jews will scream, the left will scream, the communists will scream – but since AfD has no connection with Nazism, since it rejects any return to National Socialism, the party is not in any way 'unconstitutional' … unless and until being pro-German (or even being German!) becomes unconstitutional.

German establishment tries to create scandal around AfD star Alice Weidel

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-11-17 11:33

By  Carolyn Yeager

AS THE AFD'S ANNUAL PARTY CONFERENCE BEGAN in Magdeburg on Friday, one issue on the agenda is dealing with the improper donation charges being thrown around  by the other parties and the media, particularly the Deutsche Welle (DW) International broadcaster and it's allies.

I have already read at least three full articles at DW claiming improper handling of Swiss donations by Weidel's campaign. Alice Weidel (pictured) was elected to the Bundestag from the Lake Constance district, which is right on the border with Switzerland. I don't see anyone else playing this up to the extent that DW is doing. As the AfD has risen, DW seems to be intent on its own campaign of talking down and posing AfD as a threat to the Federal Republic's constitutional order.

President Trump led in rejecting UN Global Migration Pact—Hungary and now Austria follow

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-11-01 00:55

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz (left) and vice-chancellor HC Strache announce they are following in the footsteps of leaders from the United States and Hungary by a decision not to sign the UN Migration Compact in December.


By Carolyn Yeager

THE UN MIGRATION COMPACT FOR SAFE, ORDERLY AND REGULAR MIGRATION was approved in July by all 193 UN members except the United States. Later Victor Orban of Hungary said he would not sign the final document, which signing ceremony is to take place in Marrakesh, Morocco in December. Now Sebastian Kurz, chancellor of Austria, has announced that his country has decided not to sign it and will not send a representative to Morocco for the event. Poland is also indicating that it will probably decide the same. [Update: https://www.dw.com/en/merkel-meets-polish-pm-as-he-threatens-withdrawal-from-un-migration-pact/a-46135819]

The compact, which calls mass migration “inevitable, necessary, and desirable,” is made up of 23 goals, some of which definitely infringe upon the sovereignty of first world nations. Austria, in making its Oct. 31 announcement said that 17 of those goals are unacceptable to its government, led by Kurz's conservative Peoples Party in coalition with vice-chancellor Hans-Christian Strache's populist Freedom Party.

Multiculturalism backfiring? Scandals arise in Germany, Holland

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2018-07-23 23:06

Mesut Özil, left, hands a shirt over to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 13, during Erdogan's visit to the UK prior to the presidential election in Turkey. This photograph was criticized in Germany as demonstrating a dual loyalty to both countries, which Özil does not deny.


 UPDATE: Mesut Özil spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the phone Monday after he quit Germany's national team, the Turkish leader told reporters in parliament on Tuesday (today). Erdogan praised Özil's decision to quit.

By Carolyn Yeager

LAST WEEK, A TURKISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER who was born in Germany but has been living in England earning a huge salary under contract for the English club Arsenal – but also is one of the top players on the German National soccer team – accused Germany of racism and announced he would no longer play on its national team.

At the same time in The Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Minister aroused a storm of criticism over his comments about the failure of multicultural societies. “Give me an example of a multiethnic, multicultural society, where the indigenous population still live … where they live in a peaceful, societal union,” he said to a gathering in The Hague. “I don’t know of any.”

Trump's shocks to the System are the best thing going

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-06-10 14:40

Already iconic photo of US president Trump resisting the persuasions of his European allies at the June 2018 G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada.


By Carolyn Yeager

IT'S BEING ASKED IF DONALD TRUMP IS TURNING THE UNITED STATES AWAY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER that was established after the Second World War.

I certainly hope so. And I am more encouraged that this is so by his performance at the G7 Summit in Quebec. Let me just say that I approve of what he is doing. I have learned that he is always several steps ahead of me, so as I am nervous and worried every time there is a flare-up about the methods he uses, I eventually recognize that he was right (and successful) and I was too timid.

Then I say of him, he is brighter and braver than I, by a long shot, thus I should have faith from now on. Of course, it's not that easy, but still, Trump is becoming more, not less, of a hero to me. I'm getting used to his saying and doing what shocks us, mostly only because it “never happened before.” He is continually breaking protocol, for sure. It's like, oh my god, now what?

Angela Merkel's disgraceful, dithering New Year's speech

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-01-03 01:21

Angela Merkel poses for her annual New Year's speech to the German nation on December 31, 2017.


HERE IS CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL'S SPEECH ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, with commentary by Dr. Rainer Zitelmann as provided by WallStreet-Online.de. Rainer Zitelmann (right) first made a name for himself as an historian and journalist; later he established the leading public relations firm in the real estate industry. Many citizens will find Merkel's New Year's speech an imposition, says Wall Street-Online.

Merkel: "Dear fellow citizens, I greet you warmly, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to give you some thoughts on this New Year's Eve day as well as on the dawn of the new year. I know from numerous conversations and encounters this year that many of you are worried about cohesion in Germany. "

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