In a statement typical of leftist propaganda, German Socialist leader Martin Schulz said in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde that Germans should stop dictating to other EU states. Comrade Schulz did not blush while making this hypocritical statement, apparently having airbrushed from history his five-year autocratic leadership of the European Parliament. Continue reading
In a move that surprised many observers, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda announced his intention on 24 July to veto the laws adopted by the Polish Parliament aimed at reforming the Polish court system. The President’s veto had been called for by EU leaders. Continue reading
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week attended a summit of the so-called “Visegrad Group” in Budapest with the leaders of “V4” states – Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Czechia. The host of the summit, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, described the four plus Israel as “patriotic nations”. Continue reading
The European Commission on 19 July adopted so-called “Diversity and Inclusion Charter” which would see EU officials being forced to attend “awareness training” sessions aimed at subjecting them to homosexualist propaganda.
The EU administration has fallen victim to the powerful and well-funded Lesbian-Gay Bullying Totalitarian (LGBT) lobby, which has long advocated the normalisation of their sexual practices, and particularly targeted schools and public administrations. Continue reading
The European Commission on 13 July sent a “letter of formal notice” to Hungary over that country’s new law on foreign-funded NGOs adopted just one month earlier. The EU Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Dutch Socialist Frans Timmermans, has alleged that Hungary is in breach of EU fundamental rights law. Continue reading
On substance he is right, but the language is inappropriate. Will on a next occasion the European Parliament retaliate, and qualify the Commission as ridiculous? Certainly there is every now and then a good occasion for doing so… this will not improve the relationships between two key EU institutions.
The hearing of the case One of Us vs. the European Commission was held on Tuesday 16 May 2017 before a Chamber of five judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg.
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “One of Us”, which had gathered nearly two million signatures in Europe in 2012/2013, calls for a ban on European funding for activities involving the destruction of human embryos, in particular in research and development aid cooperation. However, in a poorly argued Communication issued in May 2014, the European Commission refused to transmit the citizens’ initiative to the European Parliament for debate, thus effectively assuming for itself a right to block the process.
The hearing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, allowed Paul Diamond, the British lawyer speaking for the initiative, to set the focus the debate on the question of how the ECI can contribute to strengthening democracy if it can be arbitrarily turned down like this (see his plea: Oral argument). Continue reading