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Trumpism Conquers Europe

by Oui Sun Jun 30th, 2024 at 08:22:22 PM EST

As predicted ... you have been warned for years ...  no surprise, hopefully the NATO alliance on proxy war in Ukraine will falter ... care about people, not about trade wars with China and Russia or inhumane sanctions regime on the Muslim world ... Sunni and Shia individually or as a group.

Biden backing Trump foreign policy on China and Israel will bite Joe in the a$$. America and Israel have become pariah states by fighting colonial wars with no regard for humanitarian law. The Abraham Accords was an alliance for wars, not peace as I have written for some time.  

French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved parliament and called a snap legislative vote in a surprise move after the far right trounced his centrist alliance in the European elections.

The first round of voting for the lower house National Assembly will take place on June 30 with the second round on July 7. Follow our LIVE for all the latest on the vote.

GRAPH: see exit poll results by party for French election June 30

Figures suggest the far right could win a parliamentary majority

France's far right surges ahead in early exit polls | BBC News |

As we've been reporting, French voters came out in huge numbers today in the first round of the parliamentary election.

President Emmanuel Macron, who chose to address the country from a written statement, commended people for their high participation, saying "it proves the importance of this vote for all our compatriots".

French snap elections: A look at voting results in key constituencies * FRANCE 24 English |

May Le Pen, Orbán and Fico’s parties form a new group at the European Parliament? | European Interest - 6 April 2024 |

Starting July 1, Hungary will assume the rotating presidency of the Council, during a period of transition for both the Parliament in Strasbourg and the Commission.

  • No visit by VDL or members EU Commission
  • No visit EP chair to Budapest

Hungary's Orban takes over Council of the European Union presidency for six months | Le Monde |

Viktor Orban has had a penchant for provocation. As Hungary prepares to take over the six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union on Monday, July 1, the Hungarian prime minister has chosen to adopt a decidedly Trumpian tone with the slogan "Make Europe Great Again," or "MEGA". The nationalist leader, who visited his "friend" Donald Trump in March, is well aware of just how worried his counterparts have been about the possibility that the Republican candidate will regain the White House in the November 5 US presidential election. "As far as I know, Donald Trump has never wanted to make Europe strong," said Hungarian Minister for European Affairs Janos Boka in jest, responding to a question about the choice of slogan.

Even if Orban has yearned to tear down a Europe that he has often compared to the USSR, turning it into a mere "Europe of nations," he knows that the presidency of the Council of the EU won't enable him to achieve his goal. The country holding the rotating presidency has the task of defining certain priorities, organizing debates between member countries and seeking compromise among them on legislation under consideration, all while remaining an impartial mediator. "Having already exercised [the role] [in 2011], this presidency should not be overestimated," said the Hungarian prime minister, eager to "reassure those in Europe who are terrified by this prospect," in an interview with French weekly Le Point.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 1st, 2024 at 08:03:44 AM EST
Failure of Brussels and EU Leadership

Worse than Brexit  (4.00 / 4)

The Orbán system and, to a lesser extent, the PiS government in Poland, represent a major threat to the European Union.

Brexit was also aimed at EU by its proponents, but it didn't represent any threat; much the opposite: it helped cement the EU states unity - against the UK.

Orbán has managed to carve out a system within the EU, where he is holding all the powers, the media are under his control (or his cronies), the power to change the constitution, etc... He and his cronies have also amassed a considerable fortune, thanks to the unopposed political power and essentially having their hands on the EU money spigot. Not to mention his outspoken support for Putin and his characterization of the Ukrainian president as 'an opponent'.

All this on the EU taxpayers dime: Hungary, along with Poland is the biggest net receivers of the EU budget. The EU doesn't have any institutional mechanism to expel a misbehaving member: Article 50 can only be invoked by the member state itself, as we know,, but Orbán doesn't want to get off the gravy train.

Article 7 allows to suspend certain rights from a member state, but it requires unanimity among the other members: as long as Poland can veto its application to Hungary and vice versa, this instrument is blocked.

There can be some other measures, such as blocking some funds like the EU recovery plan, but the application is going to be difficult. Meanwhile, Orbán has an enormous power of nuisance, since he can veto any EU decision requiring unanimity: this will certainly prevent some EU-wide measures to support Ukraine and sanction Russia.

Orbán didn't happen by himself: the EPP has turned a blind eye for way too long, benefiting from from the Fidesz MEP's addition to their headcount.

Countering Orbán is vital for the long term future of the EU.

by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Apr 4th, 2022

France Votes on EU Constitution (I) | Jerome a Paris @BooMan - 22 March 2005 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 1st, 2024 at 08:04:30 AM EST
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How fortunate 🍀 are the British ... just a few seats for extremist Nigel Farage ...

The Netherlands is run by a majority right-wing extremists (fascists and racist), a coalition led by PVV Wilders and VVD Dilan Yesilgöz
 ... back to 1930s Europe of Spain, Italy and German Empire.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 06:02:34 PM EST

Trumpism: Darkness of Dutch Policy In Wilders I

French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved parliament and called a snap legislative vote in a surprise move after the far right trounced his centrist alliance in the European elections.

Far-right Alternative for Germany holds party conference | WSWS - 4 July 2024 |

After the EU Elections ... what's next 🆘 growth AfD in Germany, Nordic states ⁉️

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 06:07:53 PM EST
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The Netherlands has a new government. Here are 3 things to know | Politico |

It took 223 days to get there.

But the Dutch king on Tuesday gave his blessing to a new Cabinet -- a formal but important final step in the formation of the most right-wing government in the country's recent history.


And then there's the PVV, in particular: Marjolein Faber, the new migration minister, is already one of the most controversial people in the new Cabinet (despite being the second choice). Even PVV insiders see her as a hard-liner.

She's most famous for referencing the "great replacement theory" in a speech -- the claim promoted by the Nazis and carried forward by white supremacists that there is a conspiracy to replace Europe's white population.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 06:10:07 PM EST
PVV Ministers Spread Replacement Conspiracy

Newly-minted Prime Minister Dick Schoof faced a baptism of fire at the opening of the Dutch parliament over remarks by two cabinet ministers (PVV) about a conspiracy theory with neo-Nazi roots

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 06:11:23 PM EST
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Wilders' anger at Labour coalition leader calling PVV ministers racist | France24 |

At the centre of the controversy are two cabinet ministers from Wilders's PVV: new Asylum and Migration Minister Marjolein Faber and Foreign Trade and Development Aid Minister Reinette Klever.

Both have in the past spoken about the so-called "omvolking" -- the Dutch term for the "great replacement" theory that supposes that Europe's white population is being deliberately replaced by immigrants. See from French author Renaud Camus Le Grand Remplacement

While both ministers have "distanced themselves" from the term, they maintained that there was a "worrying demographic development" in the Netherlands, where the ruling coalition now wants to implement the "strictest immigration policy ever."


"It is intellectually and politically untenable to continue to deny that the ideas at the heart of the PVV, and also of this government, are not racist, or that it would be enough to no longer mention the term 'great replacement' to make extremist and racist ideas disappear," she told AFP.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 6th, 2024 at 06:13:33 PM EST
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