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EU Opens Another War Memorial

by Oui Sun Feb 25th, 2024 at 10:44:54 PM EST

Damn you CM-VDL-JB ... you let the United States and NATO destroy you ... no valiant warriors, just dead bodies as a result to show for your decisions along the way. Russia is no more than a regional power - words by our former President Barack Obama. The Russian Federation will now build their military forces against an ever expanding and aggressive NATO. Brussels and Washington will not stop at the present frontier of Baltic states, Finland and western Ukraine.

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Politicians in power will never admit their mistakes nor stupidity. Always moving forward laying the bill by the citizens

Commemoration after two years of slaughter and no gains on the battlefield ...


Public media policy of the European Network for Solidarity with Ukraine

As agreed by ENSU coordination group, November 7, 2023

The European Network for Solidarity with Ukraine (ENSU) publishes on its web site and social media information and analysis on Ukraine's resistance to the present Russian invasion and in defence of the Ukrainian right to self-determination.

Our network also publishes information and analysis on the resistance of the Russian and Belarusian movements against the invasion and in support of Ukraine.

Stop the bombing!
Russian troops out!
Solidarity with the
Ukrainian resistance!

Two years of resistance! ENSU declaration on the anniversary of Russian full-scale invasion

PRO UKRAINE -- NO DISINFORMATION -- PRAVDA

Fascism is NOT limited by race or religion ... see GAZA GENOCIDE today ⁉️

For the America's Trail of Tears genocide.

Ukraine Democracy?

Viktor Medvedchuk

Orange Revolution, 2004

Viktor Baloha, a local business competitor of Medvedchuk who had made a political alliance with Yushchenko, won the election with a solid 57 percent, but ...

Part of Ukraine was Russia speaking and voted pro-Kremlin candidates ...

Democracy with all its flaws ... Yanukovych was democratically elected and overthrown by strong foreign interference ...

Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych is a former Ukrainian politician, who was the fourth president of Ukraine from 2010 to 2014. He also served as the prime minister ...

DISINFORMATION

Revolution of "Dignity" - the Maidan Massacre, no one has been punished

Michael Weiss on the sabotage of Gazprom infrastructure Nord Stream 1 & 2

A SICK MIND

Like A Glove: Nord Stream Pipeline Sabotage and American Foreign Policy

Pure speculation tying two events together with no proof whatsoever ...

Headline Seymour Hersh:

NORD STREAM AND GERMANY'S SHRINKING ECONOMY

Has Biden's pipeline sabotage led to the rise of the German right?

The German economy has been deprived for more than a year of cheap Russian gas, thanks in part to Joe Biden and his decision early last year to destroy the Nord Stream pipelines. Meanwhile, German politics is continuing its tumble to the right. It may bring much of Western Europe with it.

Analysis: Who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines?

US gains

The Nord Stream pipelines had been controversial from the outset insofar as the US was dead-set against them. Donald Trump, in 2019, claimed their construction and use would hold Europe hostage to Russia. Joe Biden then confirmed this idea saying the US were "unwavering" in opposition to Nord Stream 2, but that it was "in the national interest of the United States" to waive the sanctions.

When the Biden administration waived sanctions on the pipeline, allowing it to be completed (to appease German allies), Republican Ted Cruz tweeted that Biden's decision was "Stunning. In defiance of U.S. law, Biden is actively helping Putin build his pipeline." (Poland, too had also been opponents of the pipeline, previously diversifying their own supplies.)

Russia immediately claimed that the US had a lot to gain from the explosions.

Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia to the UN, when asked if the US would gain from the incident, declared, "The answer is undoubtedly. American liquefied natural gas suppliers should be celebrating the manifold increase in LNG supplies to Europe."

The US had been consistently increasing exports of LNG (liquified natural gas) by boat to Europe over the preceding years in light of the claims of a lack of reliability with Russian supply. Exploded pipes would surely see demand for US LNG itself explode, so to speak. Germany has gone from importing two-thirds of its natural gas from Russia to 0% of its natural gas from there. LNG is now the largest source of European gas. Between 1 March and 31 October last year, EU imports of US LNG rose by 148% compared to the same period the previous year in what is a US LNG export explosion.

EUROPE CAN WITHSTAND AMERICAN AND CHINESE SUBSIDIES FOR GREEN TECH

'We have a real problem': European industry fears decline | EurActiv - 26 Oct. 2023 |

EU pushing ahead on cleantech trade battle with China | Energy Monitor - 7 Dec. 2023 |

The Intense Subsidy Race Unfolding in 2024 | China - U.S. Focus - 5 Jan. 2024 |

In 2024, we're globally witnessing an intense subsidy race driven by economic strategies, technological advancements, and national security imperatives. The convergence of these factors has reshaped subsidies into dynamic instruments, serving as both catalysts for self-reliance and geopolitical weapons. A unified overall strategy for economic stimulus and cooperation in new areas to navigate that complex interplay seems necessary.

In 2023, we observed the ominous consolidation of `economic security.' China's Foreign Relations Law was followed by the EU's Economic Security Strategy and Foreign Subsidies Regulation. Simultaneously, the U.S. issued an Executive Order on "Investments in Certain National Security Technologies" targeting "Countries of Concern."

As we move into the new year, the confluence of economic strategies, national security imperatives, and technological advancements continues to gather momentum, propelling global powers beyond mere economic dominance. This transition blurs the lines between economic prosperity and national security, prompting a recalibration for economic security. The focus shifts to enhancing resilience and autonomy across critical areas to minimize global dependencies.

In this evolving setting, protectionism takes root through various security measures, often disguised as government incentives. Subsidies, traditionally seen as a tool for developing public policies, also emerge as a less confrontational coercive measure. This shift is driven by the pursuit of self-sufficiency amid diplomatic efforts, exemplified by recent China summits with the U.S. (San Francisco) and the EU (Beijing).

Not every struggle for an independent state will be recognized by VDL in Brussels ...


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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 02:01:01 PM EST
dw | The EU recovery fund unmasked, 21 July 2020
EU leaders went the distance to agree a historic coronavirus recovery fund for the bloc. But doling out €750 billion in grants and loans will be a tricky task. Paying it back will be even harder.
[...]
A pot of grant gold

The €390 billion pot of grant aid is an important element of the agreement. That money will come from the €750 billion fund, known officially as "Next Generation EU." The European Commission will borrow all that money, issuing bonds with maturities of three to 30 years. The plan is to start repaying the money from 2027 on, with the tab to be settled by 2058....

Register now: Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) and European Strategic Investments-9 April 2024
...The event will be an opportunity to reflect on the results of the RRF so far, including concrete investments and reforms. It will also look ahead at the remaining challenges and at how to ensure the RRF achieves its objectives over the remaining three years.

Finally, it will be an opportunity to discuss how the RRF, as an innovative funding instrument, could serve as an inspiration for further EU support to reforms and investments, as the need for strategic reforms and investments will remain high in the future....

commission.europa.eu | The Recovery and Resilience Facility
The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is a temporary instrument  that is the centrepiece of  NextGenerationEU - the EU's plan to emerge stronger and more resilient from the current crisis [FKA COVID-19 pandemic].

Through the Facility, the Commission raises funds by borrowing on the capital markets (issuing bonds on behalf of the EU). These are then available to its Member States, to implement ambitious reforms and investments that:

• make their economies and societies more sustainable, resilient and prepared for the green and digital transitions, in line with the EU's priorities;
• address the challenges identified in country-specific recommendations under the European Semester framework of economic and social policy coordination....

Halfway there but facing a mid-life crisis: why the EU's recovery fund is failing to deliver, 21 Feb 2024
by Cat on Tue Feb 27th, 2024 at 05:01:35 PM EST


'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 27th, 2024 at 10:44:01 PM EST
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Feb 27th, 2024 at 10:44:39 PM EST
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Her true identity ☹

Pro-Israel bias and preference speech at the Hudson Institute weren't incidents ...

The prized Hudson Institute where VDL was so fond of she could speech there, she ran out of a EP session just to be in her America on time.

Von der Leyen's 2nd-term pitch: More military might, less climate talk | Politico |

As I predicted in the month Biden and NATO let the proxy war happen ... Europe will never be the same again and the planet will suffer. Consequences will not occur during my term in office ... Joe and Ursula shook hands.

From the diaries ...

Public hearings in the advisory proceedings on the Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

Once the executive fails, and the legislative, the judiciary must correct the fallacy.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 29th, 2024 at 03:17:33 PM EST
In the meantime ... more EU weapons

VDL delay in Ukraine accension talks ...

Von der Leyen kicks can down road on Ukraine accession talks

All decisions based on FEAR of the European election and gains of the ultra-right ... Ursula you are about a decade or two too late.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 29th, 2024 at 03:18:34 PM EST
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