Category: Germany

Half of EU business leaders cut UK investment over Brexit – survey

Half of EU business leaders cut UK investment over Brexit – survey:

Boris Johnson: “Fuck business!”

Businesses: “Fuck Britain!

A recent poll by German television revealed that only 25% of…

A recent poll by German television revealed that only 25% of Germans trust the US government.  Slightly more, 30%, trust the Russian one. Reasonably low, but slightly worrying that trust in Russia seems on the rise, without any real reason for it. Neither Putin nor Russia has changed its politics.

One example; At a recent visit to Austria, Putin gave a rare interview to Austrian television (ORF). Unlike Trump he sounded very intelligent and indeed reasonable. One would be forgiven to think that our image of him is not entirely reasonable after all. That is until we have a look at how Russian State media has covered the interview and overall trip to Vienna:

Diplomatic protocol: the controversy over US Ambassador to Germany

Diplomatic protocol: the controversy over US Ambassador to Germany:

This refers to the interview given by Richard Grenell, Trump’s US Ambassador to Germany, to Breitbart I mentioned earlier.

http://europhile.xresearch.net/post/174572361239/exclusive-trumps-right-hand-man-in-europe-wants

Exclusive: Trump’s Right Hand Man in Europe Wants To ‘Empower’ European Anti-Establishment Conservatives

Exclusive: Trump’s Right Hand Man in Europe Wants To ‘Empower’ European Anti-Establishment Conservatives:

I normally restrain from sharing links to Breitbart, but this is a bombshell: Interview to Breitbart by Ric Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany!

He says he will personally intervene in internal politics of Europe to empower anti-establishment conservatives. 

Thereby directly contradicting the State Department line that the Trump administration is neutral.

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p.s. Side note about the comment regarding Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, there is a misinformation campaign running about him in the right wing media that started last year https://derstandard.at/2000066611577/Welle-an-dubiosen-prorussischen-Fake-News-ueber-Sebastian-Kurz The goal is not clear, but they try to make him look more anti-system than he really is. This is all fake news, and important to remember that Kurz ran the elections on a conservative, but distinguish pro EU platform. Unlike his coalition partner, the Freedom Party.

Deutsche Wirtschaft: Wir stellen ein

Deutsche Wirtschaft: Wir stellen ein:

German Economy: we hire!

German crime rates fall despite ‘rapefugee’ fears

German crime rates fall despite ‘rapefugee’ fears

EU to fully ban neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bees

EU to fully ban neonicotinoid insecticides to protect bees:

Angel of Peace, Munich, Germany

Angel of Peace, Munich, Germany

“Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!”                                     …

“Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!”

                                                     – Walter Ulbricht, 15. Juni 1961

“There will be no physical infrastructure at the Irish border after Brexit”

                                                    – Theresa May, 22. September 2017

I wonder how history will remember them?

Angela Merkel set for fourth term after coalition deal

Angela Merkel set for fourth term after coalition deal:

I do understand the frustration of our German neighbours with yet another GroKo (Grand Coalition). But as a European, I am quite glad with at least one country offering some reliability in these changing times.