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‘It’s an invasion!’: UKIP leader blasts Brussels’ migration policy in the European Parliament

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has accused the European Union of blackmailing member states into accepting migrants from “Islamic countries”, amid boos and jeers from fellow MEPs. “You used the emotional blackmail argument of talking about helping defenseless refugee families. And yet, the reality is that the vast majority of these migrants are young men from Islamic countries,” said Gerard Batten, ...

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Bad day for world trade: Brussels vows to retaliate against US tariffs in coming hours

The EU will introduce swift counter-balancing measures to steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the US, according to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Read more “This is a bad day for world trade. So, we will immediately introduce a settlement dispute with the WTO and will announce counter-balancing measures in the coming hours,” Juncker said in a ...

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Democracy in the EU? Only when convenient for Brussels

The European Union fancies as a champion of ‘democracy,’ but its action show this doesn’t cover dissenting views, whether from an Eurosceptic party in Italy, austerity-hating Greeks, or any folks voting against its grand plans. Concerns about Europe’s disregard for the opinions of normal, non-technocrat, non-banker people have bubbled to the surface of social media after Italy’s recent close-call with ...

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Belgian TV crew pelted with rocks in Brussels suburb (VIDEO)

A Belgian TV crew has reported being pelted with stones while recording footage for a current affairs program in a troubled suburb on the outskirts of Brussels. A cameraman from ‘Terzake,’ a daily Flemish current affairs show broadcast on the TV channel Canvas, captured the images in Peterbos, a neighbourhood of Anderlecht, southwest of the capital Brussels. The area has ...

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No matter how hard George Soros & Brussels try, no illegal migrants will be admitted to Hungary – FM

Budapest will continue to uphold its strong anti-immigrant stance, despite attempts by the EU and media moguls to portray migration as a positive process and a basic “human right,” Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said. “No matter how many times George Soros goes to Brussels, no matter how many times the issue of illegal immigration is placed on the agenda, ...

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Brussels forgot to inform Berlin about anti-Russia sanctions as trade surges

With EU sanctions against Russia still in effect, trade between Germany and Russia grew significantly for the first time in five years, according to the German Federal Statistical Office, as cited by local media. German exports to Russia increased to €25.9 billion ($ 31.9 billion) in 2017, while imports from the sanctioned state grew to €31.4 billion ($ 38.7 billion) ...

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Major armed police operation in Brussels as officers ‘block gunmen in building’

Published time: 22 Feb, 2018 12:49 Edited time: 22 Feb, 2018 12:58 Armed police and a helicopter have been deployed to a house in Brussels. At least one armed man is believed to be inside, according to local media. The incident is taking place near a primary school attended by approximately 350 pupils. The children have been taken inside the ...

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Corbyn ‘planning coup’ against May, telling Brussels he envisions ‘very different’ Brexit

As Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to find consensus between feuding Tory factions over Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn is said to be planning his own “very different” deal, secretly negotiated with senior EU diplomats. The Labour leader, along with Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, met with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in London, where Corbyn is reported to have promised ...

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We will use sanctions to punish Britain post-Brexit, Brussels vows in leaked documents

The EU could use sanctions like grounding Europe-bound flights, suspend single market access, and impose trade tariffs to punish the UK if it breaches Brexit transition terms, Brussels has warned. Under proposals drafted by the European Commission, the EU would have unprecedented legal powers – without the oversight of European courts – to punish Britain unilaterally if it breached the ...

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EU to veto Brexit if Theresa May fails to protect citizens’ rights, Brussels sources say

EU diplomats are threatening to veto any Brexit deal if Theresa May doesn’t backtrack on her “shameful” plans to deprive EU citizens of free movement rights during a transition period, it has been claimed. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday during a three-day trip to China, the prime minister left audiences baffled when she seemed to suddenly toughen her stance on ...

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