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When you look into all this bizarre activity of the European Union with its 80,000 pages of regulations it looks like Gosplan. (Vladimir Bukovsky) The EU was and still partly is a bold and unique project. It resembles less that of the United States of America and more that of the Soviet Union. Until the… » read more

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WikiLeaks has released new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP. WikiLeaks has also published expert analyses of the documents. From WikiLeaks press release:   The Trade In Services Agreement is the largest… » read more

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From official Eurostat pages I found a fresh file – First time asylum applicants in the EU-28 by citizenship, Q2 2014 – Q2 2015 – which might surprise many who think that the question is only about Syria. One interesting detail: Last 12 months there was four times more asylum seekers from Kosovo than from… » read more

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My 1st May Manifesto

In EU today the ‘austerity’ measures are destroying national economies making it impossible for them to ever to pay back those debts created by banksters of virtual economy and their political cabals. At grassroots people have become the victim of parasitic credit capitalism and its unelected institutions. Neoliberal capitalism has been winning ground last 30… » read more

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The two dominating trends among EU leaders are to cut losses of players in virtual economy at the expense of taxpayers and to guide EU towards strict federation at the expense of democracy. (Ari Rusila) The financial crisis has been in headlines already few years. Despite continuous emergency meetings between EU and especially Eurozone countries… » read more

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For years the EU has outlined a common foreign, security and defense policy (CFSP, ESDP) and has even created the EU battle troops (EUBG) and established its own European External Action Service. However recent developments in Libya once again clearly showed the insignificant role of these EU activities. One could ask, if those new systems… » read more

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EU’s phone number?

“HOW many presidents does it take to represent the EU at a diplomatic conference? Three. That’s the number of European “leaders” going to future G20 talks.” (The Sunday Express Comment) Former US Foreign secretary Henry Kissinger once asked what’s the EU’s phone number. Few months ago EU finally started to act according the Lisbon Treaty… » read more

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“Blogactiv.eu” –article, posted by “Challenge for Europe” on 19th June 2009 highlights the importance of EU’s Community Initiatives as most successful popular direct contacts between the EU institutions and the citizens in their local communities. “The EU mobilized European citizens in getting together, discovering sustainable practices elsewhere, while getting involved in decision-making at home. It… » read more

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