CJEU holds hearing on “free movement rights” for sodomite couples

dpjka-yvoaau-aiIn times of increasing public resistance against their agenda, the LGBT lobby increasingly relies on the judicial activism of like-minded judges to impose what they cannot obtain through democratic means.

While the “strategic litigation” of the lobby so far has focused on the European Court of Human Rights (which, thanks to its relentless support for radical agendas on abortion and sodomy has by now depleted its once considerable prestige), it is now trying to involve the Court of Justice of the EU in its attempts to overturn the moral order. This is done through a legal action  (Case C – 673/16 Coman and others) in which, following a request from the Romanian Constitutional Court, the CJEU is being asked to interpret the word “spouse” in the context of EU law on freedom of movement. Continue reading “CJEU holds hearing on “free movement rights” for sodomite couples”

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Donald Trump puts his finger on the EU’s real problem

3a7196351d6fd64e2976de5db2ed926d.jpgUS President Donald Trump gave an extraordinary speech in the EU on 6 July in which he clearly identified the European Union’s underlying problems and identity crisis. Pointedly, he chose not to give it in Brussels or Strasbourg, or even in front of the Brandenburg Gate like his predecessor Mr Obama. Rather, he spoke in the heart of “New Europe” in Warsaw, Poland. Continue reading “Donald Trump puts his finger on the EU’s real problem”

The European Parliament’s appalling resolution on Brexit

It is regrettable that Britain voted to leave the EU, and it is regrettable that the British government neither looked for, nor found, a way of convincing the populace that it would be better to remain. Now that the Brexit process has started, it is increasingly clear that this will become a nasty divorce. Possibly a very nasty one. Continue reading “The European Parliament’s appalling resolution on Brexit”

Juncker’s “White Paper”: an occasion to neutralize the EU bureaucracy with regard to social issues

whitepaper-layout-en-20-p1-normalIn order to get the EU back on track following the Brexit vote and against the backdrop of a growing frustration among citizens, Jean-Claude Juncker has presented a new “White Paper” to initiate a new debate on the Union’s future. In it, the Commission President sketches out five possible scenarios. Very remarkably, for the first time such a paper offers for consideration the possibility of a “leaner” version  of the EU in which certain competences would be returned to Member States, and the EU institutions by consequence would stop interfering in areas where they are not able to provide real added value. Continue reading “Juncker’s “White Paper”: an occasion to neutralize the EU bureaucracy with regard to social issues”

What Donald Trump still needs to learn about the EU…

trump-eu-750x500In his riotous, and therefore quite amusing, press conference last week, US President Trump, among other things, sketched out his intended policy on trade:

Let me list to you some of the things that we’ve done in just a short period of time. I just got here. And I got here with no cabinet. Again, each of these actions is a promise I made to the American people.

I’ll go over just some of them and we have a lot happening next week and in the weeks — in the weeks coming. We’ve withdrawn from the job-killing disaster known as Trans Pacific Partnership. We’re going to make trade deals but we’re going to have one on one deals, bilateral. We’re going to have one on one deals.

So it is not that he wants to have no trade agreements at all, it is that he thinks he will cut better deals when negotiating bilateral rather than regional agreements. Continue reading “What Donald Trump still needs to learn about the EU…”