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‘EU is acting like an old married couple!’ Kurz attacks Brussels for breeding splits

Sebastian Kurz used his speech at the Munich Security Conference to level criticism at the bloc, that he believes needs to bolster security on its borders whilst keeping them open. Mr Kurz said that when he was 18 he witnessed 10 new countries join the union, but now the first country, the UK, is planning to leave. He continued: “If we the EU want to regain our strength we must refocus on what the original idea of the European Union was.” He said: “We need to make sure this motto…

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‘We are paralysing ourselves!’ EU rules are CRUSHING normal people, Kurz blasts

REUTERS Sebastian Kurz has criticised EU rules Mr Kurz, who at 31 is the youngest world leader, also reflected on an apparent shift in the global power balance in his speech at the Munich Security Conference today. Speaking after the Prime Minister Theresa May called for a security treaty with the EU after Brexit, Mr Kurz that “in the last couple of years things have changed.” The leader of the conservative People’s Party (OVP) added that the “USA has an economic power that is stronger than ever before but they…

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Juncker REFUSES to talk security during Brexit negotiation fearing it’s EU’s achilles heel

The prickly EU official made it clear that he would not deal with any information about a security pact between the EU and Britain at the annual Munich Security Conference today. Mr Juncker blasted: “We need a security alliance between the UK and the EU, but we can’t mix that question up with other questions relating to Brexit.”  “I wouldn’t like to put security policy considerations with trade policy considerations in one hat. I understand why some would like to do that, but we don’t want to.”  Prime Minister Theresa…

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Hoping American values will outshine the confusing Trump era, While the West focuses elsewhere, Africa should take advantage, Britain hopes to hedge its way out of ‘Brexit’, The world should awaken to Romanian corruption, Beware of bitcoin

The Gleaner / Kingston, Jamaica HOPING AMERICAN VALUES WILL OUTSHINE THE CONFUSING TRUMP ERA “In the era of Donald Trump, the world is confused about what America stands for and with whom it stands…,” states an editorial. “That is why people’s attitude [about the Feb. 7] visit to Jamaica by Rex Tillerson is so paradoxical. On the one hand, the stop by the secretary of state is perceived as something of … a presence without substance…. [T]he US president … has … been cavalier with old relationships while undermining the…

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Munich Security Conference: Germany REFUSES to spend 2 percent on Nato

He instead called for money to be spent on building a strong European defence union. Answering questions after his speech, he said: “i consider the figure difficult”. He said if Germany spent 2 percent of its GDP for ten years, it would spend more than €70 million every year for ten years. He added: “I’m not quite sure after ten years all European partners would consider that a good idea.” Germany has agreed to increase its defence spending, and part of that will go into the European defence fund, and he…

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‘We CANNOT delay’ Theresa May tells EU it faces CHAOS without ‘bespoke’ Brexit pact

In her speech that started at around 8:40am, Mrs May said Europe must not let “rigid institutional restrictions” on working with a non-member state or “deep-seated ideology” undermine existing cooperation. May has insisted Brexit “should not and will not” change Britain’s security obligations to Europe. Theresa May said Britain has “shared the pain and heartbreak” of terror attacks across Europe, as she mentioned the attacks in Westminster in Manchester last year. She said: “These people don’t care if they maim Parisians, Berliners or Londoners.” “When these atrocities occur, people look to…

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‘Do we look at tweets now?’ Merkel’s deputy makes HUGE dig at Trump risking retaliation

The Germany foreign minister called on further cooperation between the US and EU to maintain security and “freedom” in the face of an escalating crisis on the Korean Peninsula. He also asked that America did not try to divide the bloc, saying: “From ur friends and partners we expect they respect the unity of the EU, or better support it. “No one should try to divide it, not Russia, not China, and not the United States.” He contnued hitting out at President Trump, saying: ” The EU deals with the US in…

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Four leaders rush to Merkel’s door in ONE DAY: Mother Merkel returns as GATEKEEPER of EU

Mrs Merkel was captured grinning at a joint press conference with Theresa May as she boasted being back on the world stage as Chancellor after breaking months of political deadlock by finally forming a coalition. The German Chancellor’s return to the international political theatre saw world leaders flock to her doorstep.  Within 24 hours Ms Merkel would have formally met Turkish prime minister Binali Yıldırım, Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni. Asked if she was trying to make a mark…

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‘Merkel faces a £26bn Brexit question’ UK trade power may force Germany to SILENCE Barnier

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a difficult balancing today as she meets with Theresa May in the hope of pushing forward Brexit talks. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has recently enraged several Cabinet ministers over his aggressive stance in the talks, including a so-called ‘punishment clause’. Mrs May visits Berlin as the EU and the UK attempt to thrash out the details of a temporary transition deal intended to smooth the path to Brexit.  Speaking after the last round of talks, Mr Barnier said “substantial” disagreements remained and…

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WATCH: German expert admits country will SUFFER Brexit losses for sake of EU project

Nina Schick, a German political expert, admitted that Germany will “lose economically” from a bad Brexit deal. However, the commentator insisted that Germany will not risk unravelling the EU’s single market.  A Sky News anchor probed Ms Schick on what Germany has to lose from a hard Brexit She said: “Of course, Germany has a lot to lose, it’s one of the our biggest trading partners. “But what would happen if Britain achieved its cherry-picking deal? That would mean the Single Market would unravel. “It’s simply not in Germany’s interest…

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