EU Parliament seeks to veto Trump’s Ambassador to EU new centre-right coalition ruling the European Parliament since the start of 2017 is seeking to block US President Donald Trump’s expected nomination as US Ambassador to the EU, economist and author Ted Malloch, claiming that it is unacceptable to accredit an ambassador to the EU that has openly declared he wants to destroy the Union. Continue reading


The sorry state of the European Parliament following Marin Schulz’s term as President

Now that Martin Schulz is at last gone, the battle for his succession is in full heat. No wonder: the German bulldozer has managed to transform the role of the President of the EP from one in which the incumbent is to ensure that all debates and procedures take place in an orderly and serene way and everyone is treated fairly into one where the President is assuming disproportionate powers, as if he were some kind of head of government. As President, Schulz used all the means that were at his disposal to aggrandize himself, distributing jobs, functions and budgets to his cronies and allies, and limiting the speaking time and access to resources of those who were out of his favour. Given that the Parliament in theory consists of 750 equals, the power he accumulated was quite extraordinary. It is unsurprising that the job that he has re-shaped in this way is now coveted by other politicians of his ilk, such as Continue reading

EP Presidential candidates to set out their stall in live debate
Leading candidates Tajani and Pittella

The competition to replace Martin Schulz as President of the European Parliament is heating up. Brussels-based media outlet Politico will host a six-way debate between the European Parliament’s presidential candidates this Wednesday 11 January at 18.00 CET. It can be watched via live stream on and followed on Twitter using #EPpresident. Continue reading

Forensic examination shows: Planned Parenthood baby-selling videos are authentic.

Thomson-ReutersA-sign-is-pictuPlanned Parenthood’s claim that video footage showing evidence of its gruesome practice of selling body parts of aborted children is false has been refuted. Forensic examination has shown that the videos have not been tampered with, and that the Planned Parenthood representatives appearing on them have indeed said what they are shown to have said.  Another disaster for the world’s most successful mass-killing organization. Continue reading