Following the sudden ascendance of Martin Schulz as their new leader, Social Democrats in Germany have gone through a delirium of optimism, hoping that the former EP President’s “popularity” and “leadership” would boost their chances to win the national elections in September. The media wrote about “Saint Martin”, “Martin the Saviour”, and of a “Schulz-Effect” – and opinion polls suggested that the Social Democrats were now ahead of Angela Merkel’s CDU. Only last week Schulz was elected the new president of the Socialist Party with 100% of delegates’ votes.
Well, the hype didn’t last long. Continue reading
Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz, now campaigning to be German Chancellor, is planning to impose same-sex “marriage” in Germany if his SPD party wins the Bundestag elections in September. During his time in Brussels he was close to the extremist LGBT militants and now wants to impose their ideology in Germany. Continue reading
The power-hungry outgoing President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has finally given up his megalomaniac efforts to oust Angela Merkel and become German Chancellor and will limit his ambitions to “just” becoming German Foreign Minister, reports the German magazine Der Spiegel. Continue reading
It seems that Martin Schulz has good chances to find a face-saving exit from his increasingly hopeless attempts to remain at the helm of the European Parliament. Continue reading
A report just released by the international religious freedom organisation Open Doors reveals a shocking level of attacks on Christian refugees while being housed in German refugee centres. Over the period covered by the research, up to September 2016, a total of 743 cases are documented of Christian refugees who have reported religiously motivated attacks. Continue reading
If his real objective was merely to get worldwide media attention, Jan Böhmermann has done the right thing.
In Germany, as elsewhere, there is increasing criticism of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose style of governance is more and more perceived as dictatorial. (This perception is very different from what it used to be not long ago. Back in 2004 he even was awarded the title of “European of the Year” by the readership of European Voice, a liberal weekly that has since been absorbed by POLITICO.) But in Germany more than elsewhere this criticism of the Turkish president raises delicate diplomatic issues, given the great number of ethnic Turks living in the country and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s controversial policy to put the management of Europe’s immigration problem into the hands of the Turkish government. Continue reading
So it seems that the EU and Turkey have agreed that Turkey will take back persons that, coming from Turkey, have illegally entered the EU via the Aegean … in exchange for an equal amount of “legal” immigrants who will be selected in Turkish refugee camps.
In other words, the number of immigrants will not be reduced. Continue reading