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The EU plan to circumvent laws governing migration exposed
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The EU plan to circumvent laws governing migration exposed
December 1, 2018

As early as March 2018 the European Commission wants the Council of Ministers to sign the Global Compact on Migration which governs development co-operation for the entire EU.

Poland Hit by ‘Nuclear Option’: Brussels Makes Polexit Feasible
December 23, 2017

The European Commission has decided to suspend Poland's voting rights in the EU after two years of dispute over judicial reforms that Brussels says undermine Polish courts' independence.

Poland Hit by ‘Nuclear Option’: Brussels Makes Polexit Feasible
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Europe Turns Towards Russia in Major Foreign Policy Change
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Europe Turns Towards Russia in Major Foreign Policy Change
December 1, 2016

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, believes that Europe does not need to depend on US foreign policy regarding its relationship with Russia…

Banker Cronyism Hits EU Ship Rocked by Brexit Torpedo
July 18, 2016

It couldn’t come at a worst time. Just as the European Union is reeling from the historic setback of Britain voting to leave the 28-member bloc, then comes the scandal of a former top commissioner taking a plum job at a Wall Street bank – to advise on the fallout from the Brexit. If ever the grubby «revolving door» relationship between the EU bureaucratic elite and big business needed an illustration, it is the news of Jose Manuel Barroso taking up a post with the US investment giant Goldman Sachs…

Banker Cronyism Hits EU Ship Rocked by Brexit Torpedo
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EU Commission President Goes to Russia: Major Diplomatic Breakthrough
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EU Commission President Goes to Russia: Major Diplomatic Breakthrough
June 1, 2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has agreed to attend an event in Russia in June, a Commission spokeswoman announced on May 30, in a move that may stir debate on the EU's fraught relations with Moscow. «President Juncker has been invited and plans to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 16 June», the spokeswoman stated. «He will use this opportunity to convey to the Russian leadership as well as to a wider audience the EU's perspective regarding the current state of EU-Russia relations», she added…

Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine
March 11, 2016

Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent to America’s President, said, in a little-noticed comment on March 3rd, «Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-25 years, and not of NATO either»…

Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine
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The European Commission Is the Biggest Threat to Europe’s Energy Security
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The European Commission Is the Biggest Threat to Europe’s Energy Security
March 6, 2016

The European Commission just cannot work out how it feels about the Nord Stream 2 project. In the space of just a few days, Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, issued two conflicting statements. On 13 February, he announced that a decision with regard to the Nord Stream 2 project was imminent. «In the coming days, in very very near future will be a decision on this issue», stated Šefčovič…

Global Finance and the Robin Hood Tax
February 16, 2016

After the first wave of the global financial crisis (2007-2009) receded, economists began to ponder how a recurrence could be prevented. Thus the idea arose of introducing a «Robin Hood tax» – a tax on interbank transactions that would cool bankers’ speculative fervor and preclude the formation of bubbles in the financial markets…

Global Finance and the Robin Hood Tax
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