We have been reporting on the breakup of the EU for several years now. The immigrant crisis, the problems with the European Single currency system and its detrimental effect on the weaker economies among its twenty seven members, and the increasing encroachment of the Brussels bureaucracy on matters of national sovereignty are symptoms of a greater malaise.
The glory that was Rome. but Italy is still one of the world’s largest economies and a prod nation. Chancellor Merkel is foolish to belittle its EU partner (Image source)
The divisions between German leader Angela Merkel and her main allies in the EU, French President Francois Hollande and E U Commission President Jean – Claude Juncker, and the leaders of many other member states deepening, Italy is the latest nation to assert its sovereignty against the increasing trend of decisions being made by the German and French governments in collaboration with Brussels bureaucrats and them imposed on other EU members.
It is unacceptable for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to cut deals on Europe’s refugee crisis with French President Francois Hollande and the head of the European Commission without involving Italy, Italy’s leader has said, according to a report from Reuters.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, whose country is one of the main entry points for migrants from north Africa and the middle east to enter Europe illegally, has stepped up his criticism of the EU on a number of issues as he tries to deal with Italy’s stubbornly low economic growth after three years of recession.
Speaking as he prepared to meet Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel in Berlin on Friday, Renzi told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung he would be happy if the German chancellor and President Hollande could solve all Europe’s problems.
“But that is generally not the case,” he said in an interview published in the paper’s Thursday edition.
“If we’re looking for a joint European strategy to solve the refugee question, it can’t be sufficient for Angela to first call Hollande and then EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and that I learn of the result in the press,” he added.
More than one million migrants have reached Europe over the past year, many of them fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Africa and elsewhere. The crisis has strained relations between EU member states and tested their commitment to Europe’s open-borders Schengen agreement. This figure does not include any estimate for the ones who have avoided registering as refugees, asylum seekers or economic migrants and simply disappeared into the city ghettoes. One estimate puts the number at 600,000 for Germany alone.
Renzi recently dismissed calls by the groups executive branch, to tone down his criticism of EU policies on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for Italy to desist from criticizing the EU’s disastrous immigration policy, and failure to address issues related to jobs, unemployment, industry, banking and the budget.
“Italy deserves respect,” Renzi reportedly retorted.
“I think that the Italian Prime Minister, whom I respect a lot, is wrong to criticise the Commission at each street corner,” Juncker told reporters in Brussels, hinting at possible domestic reasons for the criticism.
“I keep my bitterness, which is big, in my pocket,” Juncker added. He is also repouted to keep a big bottle of brandy in his pocket.
Caught between the crossfire of two anti-euro opposition parties in Rome and wrestling with stubbornly low economic output after three years of recession, Renzi has opened up disputes with the EU on several fronts. Though this is seen as a diversionary tactic in Europe, Italy does have genuine grounds to object to the way Germany has used its dominant position in the 28 member group of nations.
A big part of the problem is that in pursuit of the Marxist ideal of a single global government with all the peoples of the world enslaved by a ruling elite (what Gorge Orwell called ‘Oligarchical Collectivism’ in his novel of a dystopian future, ‘1984’ the EU bureaucracy and socialist leaders of the most powerful nations have deliberately imported third world cultural and sectarian problems in an effort to destabilise the democratic systems of Europe and pave the way for a bureaucratic dictatorship that would extent the EU into north Africa and the middle east.
The Islamization Of France In 2015
The Muslim population of France reached 6.5 million in 2015, or around 10% of the overall population of 66 million. In real terms, France has the largest Muslim population in the European Union, just above Germany.
Although French law prohibits the collection of official statistics about the race or religion of its citizens, this estimate is based on several studies that attempted to calculate the number of people in France whose origins are from Muslim-majority countries.
What follows is a chronological review of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in France during 2015:
January 1. The Interior Ministry announced the most anticipated statistic of the year: a total of 940 cars and trucks were torched across France on New Year’s Eve, a 12% decrease from the 1,067 vehicles burned during the annual ritual on the same holiday in 2014. Car burnings, commonplace in France, are often attributed to rival Muslim gangs that compete with each other for the media spotlight over which can cause the most destruction. An estimated 40,000 cars are burned in France every year.
January 3. A 23-year-old Muslim man in Metz tried to strangle a police officer while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is the greatest!”). The assault took place at the police station after the man, who was arrested for purse-snatching, asked the officer to bring him a glass of water. When the policeman opened the cell door, the man lunged at him. The officer was rescued by a colleague who saw the scene unfold on a video surveillance camera.
January 7-9. A series of jihadist attacks in Paris left 17 people dead. The first and deadliest of the attacks occurred on January 7, when French-born Islamic radicals Chérif and Saïd Kouachi stormed the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo and fatally shot eight employees, two police officers, and two others, and injured eleven other people. On January 8, a third assailant in the attacks, Amedy Coulibaly, shot and killed municipal police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe in Montrouge, a suburb of Paris. On January 9, Coulibaly entered a HyperCacher kosher supermarket in Paris, killed four people and took several hostages. Coulibaly was killed when police stormed the store. His female accomplice, Hayat Boumeddiene, France’s “most wanted woman,” remains at large and is believed to have fled to Syria.
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