On Tuesday, June 11th, at the call of the inter-union CGT-FO-Sud Santé and CFE-CGC, health care workers are called to protest against the deterioration of public services in hospitals.

Events are planned in the regions, and in Paris, in front of the Ministry of Health.

At the same time, Agnès Buzyn will be facing senators to defend her "My Health 2022" bill, which must "restore a necessary breath to our health care system".

She also promised a "refit mission" of emergency services led by LaRem deputy Thomas Mesnier.

More than 95 emergency services on strike all over the territory, striking teams requisitioned manu militari at home to take their job, exhausted carers forced to be stopped by their doctor, the situation is explosive in emergencies.

The emergency strike is a fundamental movement that the umpteenth mission, even "refoundation", commissioned by the health minister Agnès Buzyn, will not calm.

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Donald and Melania Trump met Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron on Thursday morning to honor the memory of the American fighters for the 75th anniversary of the landing.

France is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy Thursday in the presence of Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, and several veteran centenarians.

The American president and his wife Melania landed in the middle of the morning in Caen aboard Air Force One.

A key step in the liberation of Europe from the Nazi yoke, this landing is the largest in history by the number of ships engaged. Nearly 3,000 Norman civilians lost their lives on June 6 and 7, almost as many as military allies on D-Day.

Early this morning, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron began these celebrations on the French side by unveiling the first stone of the future memorial in honor of the British military in Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados).

The French president reaffirmed the solidity of the "singular ties" between France and the United Kingdom despite the prospect of Brexit, and just before the next departure of Mrs. May from the head of the British government.

This ceremony is one of his last official appearances abroad. At the end of the ceremony, the two leaders greeted the veterans before admiring the Gold Beach.

Donald and Melania Trump met Thursday morning Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron to honor the memory of the American fighters for the 75th anniversary of the landing.

The American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, majestic site overlooking the cliff counts 9,387 white crosses or stars of David perfectly aligned on a green lawn that seems to extend as far as the eye can see.

Approximately 160 veterans of the Second World War (45 D-Day) are present for the ceremony

For their part, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau celebrated the 14,000 Canadians landed on June 6th.

"75 years ago today, on these shores, on these cliffs, 10,000 men shed their blood and thousands sacrificed their lives for their brothers, their countries, and for the survival of freedom," said Le President Donald Trump.

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The celebrations kick off today in Portsmouth, England, where an international ceremony brings together Queen Elizabeth II, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

After attending two hours of performances, they will participate in a lunch together.

Thursday, they are expected on seven French sites of Normandy for a diplomatico-memorial sequence within the framework of the

"D Day".

In total more than 280 events have been labeled for this 75th anniversary of the landing, with many popular balls, fireworks and jumps paratroopers.

Key stage of the liberation of Europe from the Nazi yoke, the landing of June 6, 1944 is the most important in history by the number of ships engaged:

6,939 ships landed 132,700 men on the beaches of Normandy.

Nearly 3,000 Norman civilians lost their lives on June 6 and 7, almost as many as allies on D-Day.

From 5 to 6 million tourists are expected in 2019 on the sites of the Battle of Normandy as part of this event.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld



From Monday, the US President begins a three-day official visit to the United Kingdom, to commemorate the Allied landing in Normandy.

Just hours before Air Force One landed on British soil on Monday, June 3, Donald Trump cracked a tweet that openly criticized the mayor of London.

He described the mayor of the British capital Sadiq Khan as "loser total". "Sadiq Khan (...)

made some nasty comments "about the President of the United States," tweeted Donald Trump, saying the "total loser" would do better to focus on fighting crime in London.

A funny way to thank the one who will be his host for three days.

Fortunately the President of the United States will not meet the city council during this stay, but Theresa May, Prime Minister on the departure for failing to implement the exit of the European Union, three years after the Brexit referendum.

Last July, during a previous visit, Donald Trump had already lectured to the head of the government on this inextricable Brexit.

This time again, Donald Trump should not hesitate to play moralists with his British counterpart.

In an interview with The Sunday Times on Sunday, June 2, the US president reiterated his commitment to a tough Brexit.

Equal to himself, Donald Trump also recommended his future successor to leave the EU without agreement and made the former foreign minister Boris Johnson, a supporter of a hard Brexit, his champion to replace it.

Jeremy Corbyn, head of Labor, Britain's main opposition party, called Donald Trump's comments "an unacceptable interference in our democracy".

Among his opponents, the American president even counts Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex has even pretended to have to take care of Archie not to have to rub shoulders with the President of the United States Buckingham Palace.

Since then, he has been called "nasty" in an interview.

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The famous Tinder dating application will have to collaborate with the Russian security services, including the FSB, by sharing the data of its users.

This was stated by Russian Internet policeman Roskomnadzor on Monday.

Roskomnadzor maintains a list of active online services in Russia that must provide the data of their users to the Russian authorities, if they so request.

Tinder "was added to this register after providing the necessary information, at the request of Roskomnadzor," tweeted the Russian telecom agency.

Roskomnadzor draws up this list in collaboration with the Russian security services.

It obliges its members to share encryption keys with the authorities and to keep the data of their users in Russia for six months.

Currently, this register has dozens of companies including the Russian social network Vkontakte.

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Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Thursday appointed the head of the Constitutional Court as interim chancellor.

She is the first woman to hold this position.

Brigitte Bierlein is in charge of forming an interim technical government that will carry out day-to-day business pending the legislative elections scheduled for September. His predecessor Sebastian Kurz was overthrown by the parliament following the Ibizagate corruption scandal.

"I will strive to win the trust of the Austrians," said Brigitte Bierlein in a televised statement where she appeared alongside President Van der Bellen.

She announced that she will begin discussions with political parties and civil society organizations in the coming days.

She said that Clemens Jablons, a former president of the Supreme Administrative Court, "was ready to assume the functions of Vice Chancellor and Minister of Justice". She added that she would propose the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to diplomat Alexander Schallenberg.

Motion of censure

Austrian Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was overthrown Monday by a motion of censure. It was voted by the main opposition parties, ten days after the scandal of Ibizagate that blew up the coalition that his party OVP had formed with the far right of the FPÖ.

The ÖVP-FPÖ coalition shattered with the broadcast on 17 May of a trap video shot in 2017 on the Spanish island of Ibiza.

In this video, the Vice Chancellor and former FPÖ leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, showed himself ready to offer the grand niece of a Russian oligarch important public contracts in exchange for illegal funding.

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Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Thursday appointed the head of the Constitutional Court as interim chancellor.

She is the first woman to hold this position.

Brigitte Bierlein is in charge of forming an interim technical government that will carry out day-to-day business pending the legislative elections scheduled for September. His predecessor Sebastian Kurz was overthrown by the parliament following the Ibizagate corruption scandal.

"I will strive to win the trust of the Austrians," said Brigitte Bierlein in a televised statement where she appeared alongside President Van der Bellen.

She announced that she will begin discussions with political parties and civil society organizations in the coming days.

She said that Clemens Jablons, a former president of the Supreme Administrative Court, "was ready to assume the functions of Vice Chancellor and Minister of Justice". She added that she would propose the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to diplomat Alexander Schallenberg.

Motion of censure

Austrian Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was overthrown Monday by a motion of censure. It was voted by the main opposition parties, ten days after the scandal of Ibizagate that blew up the coalition that his party OVP had formed with the far right of the FPÖ.

The ÖVP-FPÖ coalition shattered with the broadcast on 17 May of a trap video shot in 2017 on the Spanish island of Ibiza.

In this video, the Vice Chancellor and former FPÖ leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, showed himself ready to offer the grand niece of a Russian oligarch important public contracts in exchange for illegal funding


The elections "show that we are not only putting the climate crisis on the street agenda, but also in the polling stations", welcomed the figurehead of the Fridays for Future in Germany, Luisa Neubauer.

With two-digit scores among EU heavyweights, particularly in Germany and France, the ecologist parties have achieved a historic success for Europeans: the climate emergency is now a crucial issue for voters .

The German Grünen doubled their results compared to 2014 with 20.9% of the vote. In France, ecologists are in 3rd position with 12%. In Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands, their counterparts are also above 10%, with important scores expected in the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Why such an unprecedented breakthrough of environmentalists ?

The Greens arrived with this election to seduce an electorate hitherto little present in the polls, namely the youth.

According to a poll * Ipsos / Sopra Steria for France Televisions and Radio France, the Greens EELV have indeed collected 25% of the vote among 18-24 years, ahead of this age group, the RN (15%) and LREM (12%). And during this election, EELV became the first party among 18-34 year olds.

A success that goes beyond borders: in Germany, the Greens (Grüne) are also in the lead in the under 30 years, with 33% of the vote. In the German electorate, a generational breakthrough is also emerging, the Greens arriving largely in front of the conservative 18-44 years when the CDU-CSU Merkel dominates in the over 60 years.

What validate the emergence of a generation ecologist carried by the youth ?

The ecological issue has gained the awareness of young people because they know they will live the global warming and will suffer the consequences especially as the alarming alarms launched by the scientific community have multiplied. These very political issues can therefore be very mobilizing for youth. Moreover, the latter has seized the subject by organizing in recent months the markets for the climate and the "Fridays for future" throughout Europe.

But if environmentalists today seduce a large part of young European voters, they are far from having conquered the entire new generation and to be attached to it. The trend is not unanimous in Europe, especially in Spain, Italy, Greece and the East, where the ecologist parties are almost non-existent. Moreover, the youth wants a radical transformation of the society, which no party currently proposes to them and 60% of the young people did not vote.

The Greens, who could find themselves in the position of kingmakers or influence the composition of the European Commission and the identity of its president, if neither the center-right (EPP) nor the center-left (PSE) can reach to obtain an absolute majority, in any case, intends to adopt a very pragmatic position. Asked on German television, the leader of the European Greens refused to comment on his preference: "What interests us is that our proposals" are taken, hammered Ska Keller.

"This result is an invitation to the whole political spectrum: really attack the climate crisis," tweeted Luisa Neubauer, "the planet does not care whether climate protection is left or liberal.»

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



They are young and embody this rising generation that places the future of the planet at the heart of the political debate.

Thanks to these girls, Greta, Luisa and others the breakthrough of ecologists in the European elections has spread throughout Europe.

Without these young people, who are often not yet old enough to vote, the Green parties in the European Union may have seen a surge, but their all-out activism in the media, on the street and on social media has undeniably a mobilizing effect.

The European Greens achieved a strong boost, driven in particular by the scores of German (20.5%), French (13.47%) and British (12.1%) ecologists.

At 16, Greta Thunberg of Sweden, the face of a global movement, has hundreds of thousands of young people converge on her name in dozens of countries at Fridays For Future events, and is emulated everywhere.

One of them, 23-year-old student Luisa Neubauer, is nicknamed "the German Greta".

Greta has inspired other girls and women, as in Belgium the Flemish students Anuna De Wever, 17, and Kyra Gantois, 20, or Uganda Leah Namugerwa, 14.

Anuna and Kyra have already published an essay, We Are the Climate. Letter to all , published in France at Stock.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld


Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was overthrown on Monday by a motion of censure adopted by the main opposition parties, ten days after the scandal of the Ibizagate that blew up the coalition he had formed with the far right.

The government's fate of 32-year-old politician, who has been in power since the end of 2017, was sealed by the FPÖ's decision on Monday to vote for defiance alongside the Social Democrats of the SPÖ. These two formations cumulate a majority of 103 mandates in the hemicycle of 183 seats.

It is now up to President Alexander Van der Bellen to form an interim technical government that will send the day-to-day business until the autumn.

Still quoted as a model by the supporters of a hard line in Europe for the government he had formed with the FPÖ, the young Conservative head of government was himself swept away by the political crisis that involved his former ally. He made an appointment with his supporters for the early legislative elections in September.

The youngest leader in Europe, Sebastian Kurz becomes the first Austrian chancellor to be overthrown by a motion of censure, and the one with the shortest mandate, despite popularity rates at the highest.

The dismissal of Kurz comes paradoxically after his party ÖVP on Sunday collected the highest score ever achieved by an Austrian training to European since the accession of the country in 1995, from 34.9% to 35.4% of the vote according to the projections.

The leader of the Conservatives now has the free hand to prepare the legislative. "In September, it will be the people who decide," said Kurz during his first public appearance after his dismissal.

"I'm still here and we will fight. The change I initiated two years ago will not stop, "he said in a campaign-like speech.

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"Theresa May must now resign," Conservative MP David Evennett had said on Twitter.

"We need a new Prime Minister, a new government and a new approach to Brexit".

It's done soon:

the Prime Minister said on Friday that she was resigning from her position.

Theresa May announced Friday her resignation following her failure to pass his plan to withdraw from the European Union. An effective resignation on 7 June.

The voice strangled by emotion, Theresa May said she would resign as head of the Conservative Party - and therefore government leader - on June 7, in a speech at 10 Downing Street.

She expressed, on the verge of tears, "a deep regret at not having been able to implement Brexit".

Boris Johnson, Brexiters champion, is among the favorites to replace her.

Applications for succession must be submitted by June 14th. The following week, Conservative MPs will start eliminating candidates one by one through successive votes to end up with a final duet, "a process that should be completed by the end of June," the party said on Friday. Its members will then choose their favorite from the two finalists. In office until the election of the new leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May will remain prime minister at the latest until the end of July.

"My successor will have to find a way forward that honors the outcome of the referendum," she said as final advice.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


"Vote my law, and you can then amend it with a second referendum," said the head of government by presenting to the deputies the text of the divorce agreement with the EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed on Tuesday, May 21, for deputies to vote for a "new Brexit agreement" to allow the UK to leave the European Union, as the British voted. is three years old. For them, this is a "last chance" to respond to the will of voters.

It must indeed submit in the week of June 3 in the House of Commons a law implementing the Brexit, and this while the deputies have rejected three times the agreement with the European Union.

The draft Withdrawal Agreement Bill that the British prime minister plans to submit to the vote of the deputies includes a provision for a vote for or against holding a new referendum on the text.

"I recognize the sincere and genuine strength of the House's feeling on this important issue," said Theresa May. "The government will therefore include in the introduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill the obligation to vote on whether or not to hold a second referendum," she said. "This must happen before the withdrawal agreement is ratified," she said.

Therefore, to members who want a second referendum to confirm the agreement, I say that it will be necessary to adopt the Withdrawal Agreement Bill for it to take place. "

Ms May said she also listened to the concerns of unionists from the Northern Ireland party DUP about the "backstop", a solution included in the EU withdrawal treaty and intended to prevent the return of a border. between the British province of Northern Ireland and Ireland. The backstop, a solution of last resort, would only come into effect after the transition period and if no other solution was found by mid-2020 between London and Brussels.

The Conservative leader also said that her bill will provide additional guarantees on workers' rights and environmental protections, which was also demanded by the Labor opposition.

Announcements that come four days after Labor broke up talks with Theresa May.

Whatever happens, the head of the government should leave office in the wake, pushed to the exit by his own camp...

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


Matteo Salvini gathered this Saturday the representatives of a dozen sovereignist parties to conquer the European Union. A week before the European ballot Matteo Salvini and his main ally Marine Le Pen, President of the National Rally (RN) in France wish to succeed the alliance of twelve nationalist parties and identities, whose positions differ on many points.

They have been crisscrossing Europe in recent weeks in the hope of creating a large group of MEPs to change the face of the European Union from within. The Italian dreams of captain of populists in Strasbourg. Matteo Salvini seems in a position of strength: to be in power and Minister of the Interior, that is to say, the one who precisely is there to regulate migratory flows, fight crime is an undeniable asset.

"We are on the eve of a historic feat. For the first time in sixty years, we have the capacity to embody a real alternation within the hemicycle of Strasbourg. Like blocking the European Union in its mad rush for more federalism, "said the president of the RN Thursday in an interview with Le Figaro.

The Europe of nations and freedoms, third force of Parliament?

Their goal is to make the group Europe of Nations and Freedoms (ENL), where the League, the RN, the Austrian FPÖ or Flemish Flemish Vlaams Belang, the third force of the European Parliament, a place also coveted by the Liberals of Europe. ALDE, where could sit the French elected behind President Emmanuel Macron.

In addition to the historical allies of the ENL Group, the leader of the League can boast of having gathered around him heavyweights such as the German AfD, the Danish People's Party and the True Finns. The spearhead of the anti-migrants line in Europe has been able to attract candidates who are not members of the same political group in the European Parliament. This is the case, for example, of Olli Kotro of the True Finns, or Anders Vistisen of the Danish People's Party, who are among the European Conservatives and Reformists (CRE). But neither the conservatives of the Polish Pis, nor the party of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, have yielded to the mermaids of the populist rally.


This is because the differences are indeed numerous, as, for example, the relationship to be maintained with Russia, Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini being close to Moscow while the nationalist parties of the former communist countries are allergic to it. For Warsaw, very suspicious of Moscow, therefore impossible to associate with the group ENL deemed very close to the Kremlin. Viktor Orban, temporarily suspended from the European Right (EPP) because of his authoritarian excesses, is content to flirt with the extreme right.

Even in the matter of immigration, an alliance between Matteo Salvini and George Meuthen, a leader of the German AfD also present in Milan, seems totally impossible, Salvini wanting, for example, a redistribution of refugees in Europe, Meuthen not wanting to welcome any refugee . Divergences of economic order are also worth noting: Marine Le Pen is much less pro-European and much more economically interventionist than almost all extremists right in the European Parliament. For example, the Austrian FPÖ has always had a classical European dimension, comparable to that of the Republicans.

However, despite the many differences, Europe has a major argument: money. To create a group in the European Parliament is to obtain funds which then allow the parties to do internal politics. It is therefore possible that the nationalist parties manage to make an alliance ...

And according to projections, the eurosceptic camp could occupy between 170 and 180 seats in the future Parliament out of 751.

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The Labor opposition broke negotiations with the government on Brexit on Friday, six days before the European elections.

Discussions on the UK's exit agreement from the EU have "gone as far as possible" given the "growing weakness and instability" of the Conservative government, Labor Chief Jeremy Corbyn said Friday in a letter to Theresa May. For him, the "eroded authority" of the leader calls into question its ability to "materialize any commitment" made during these talks

The majority and the main opposition party in London had been trying since the beginning of April to find a compromise on the Brexit terms. The goal was to find a middle ground that would have allowed Theresa May to have her vote in parliament passed and thus trigger Brexit. The Labor leader explains that both parties have been "unable to fill in important policy gaps.

Pushed to the exit by his

But the coup de grace came this Thursday from the dreaded 1922 Committee that brings together Conservative MPs who are not members of the government. The latter pushed the Conservative leader to resign, which announced "a timetable for the election of a new leader of the Conservative Party," in other words, a new prime minister. In the United Kingdom, the party leader who commands a majority in the House of Commons becomes head of government.

Theresa May is therefore living her last days at the head of a British government paralyzed by the inability to find a UK exit agreement from the EU.

The disastrous results for his party in the local elections in early May and the disturbing polls for the Europeans sealed the fate of Theresa May, with the populists in ambush.

Voters criticize the Conservatives but also the Labor their procrastination on the Brexit, originally scheduled for March 29 but postponed to October 31. For the fourth and last time, the British Prime Minister will ask deputies in early June, a vote in favor of the agreement on Brexit it signed in November 2018 with the twenty-seven countries of the European Union (EU) . Then, whatever the outcome of the vote, she will bow.

Candidates on the starting blocks

Boris Johnson confirmed Thursday that he would run for the post of prime minister. The former mayor of London, 54, was one of the great architects of the Brexit victory in the referendum of June 2016. Appointed foreign minister in the wake of Theresa May, he has constantly criticized his strategy in negotiations with Brussels, before resigning to defend a hard-Brexit. But Michael Gove, Minister of the Environment, Jeremy Hunt, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Andrea Leadsom, Minister for Parliamentary Relations, are also potential heads of government.

But the UK still does not know when or how it will come out of the EU.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


The investigation for rape, which is accused the founder of WikiLeaks, is reopened by the Swedish courts. Swedish justice announced Monday the reopening of the investigation for rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. She hopes to see him appear before a court before the prescription of the crime in 2020 if he is not extradited by then to the United States.

The announcement of the Stockholm prosecutor's office revives a judicial soap opera that has lasted for almost a decade. During this period, Julian Assange and his supporters have not stopped denouncing a maneuver intended to extradite him to the United States to answer leaks of US secret documents by WikiLeaks.

It is officially to avoid this extradition that the Australian had taken refuge in 2012 at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. In his absence, and unable to advance the investigation, the Swedish justice had abandoned the prosecution in May 2017. But his spectacular arrest on April 11 in London had revived the hope of the complainant and his lawyer to see him surrendered. to Sweden for a trial before the prescription expires in August 2020.

"I decided today to reopen the investigation," said Eva-Marie Persson, deputy prosecutor, at a press conference. "Mr. Assange having left the Ecuadorian embassy, ​​circumstances are ripe to demand surrender (to (Sweden) under a European arrest warrant, which was not the case before April 11. " The prosecution will issue as soon as possible a European arrest warrant against Mr Assange.

Thirty years old at the material time, the complainant had met her alleged attacker at a WikiLeaks conference in Stockholm. She accuses him of having sex on the night of August 16 to 17, while she slept and without a condom when she repeatedly denied him any unprotected sex.

Julian Assange has always maintained that she was consenting and agreed not to use a condom.

"Strong signal"

His Swedish lawyer, Per E Samuelson, said on Monday that Sweden was "ridiculing" by relaunching "10-year-old" lawsuits. "I'm not in the least worried about the issue of guilt," he said on television.

For the complainant's lawyer, the Swedish court's decision "sends a strong signal". "No one is above the law, not even when one is called Julian Assange," Elisabeth Massi Fritz told reporters in Stockholm.


47-year-old Julian Assange is charged by US criminal conspiracy justice for "hacking" for helping former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning obtain a password and gain access to thousands of classified secret-defense documents. He refuses to be extradited to the United States, where according to the American justice representative, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. The process of examining the request for extradition to the United States is proceeding.

However, according to the Swedish public prosecutor's office, in "cases of competition between a European arrest warrant and an American extradition request, it is the British authorities who set the order of priority».

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"I will put all my energy into making the National Gathering (RN), which is a deconstruction list of Europe, not in the lead ; I am a French and European patriot; they are nationalists "Emmanuel Macron, Sibiu (Romania) Thursday, May 9, 2019

All the mysticism on which Emmanuel Macron founded his 2017 presidential campaign was anchored on the idea that the "future" president of the Republic "En Marche" aspired to transform France by means of Europe.

A majority of French heard the message and voted by 56% of the votes for this young and "brand new" 39 year candidate.

On the European theme, Emmanuel Macron had unquestionably in 2017 "rekindled European stars" in the spirit of the French.

On the subject of Europe alone, Emmanuel Macron aroused torrents of enthusiasm during his meetings: in the name of the latter the public stood up !

From his election, the head of state has not stopped to remember his European fight, especially during his famous speech at the Sorbonne (26/09/2017) or through the severe polemics he did not cease to talk with the vices Italian presidents of extreme right, (thus populist and nationalistic) Di Maio and Salvini, then a little later with the Hungarian Prime Minister, Victor Orban.

But, behind these duels scarcely speckled, the President of the French Republic wished, it was quickly understood, to assert his leadership on the history of Europe in the next decade or more.

The subject then quickly took a franco-French turn when Emmanuel Macron allowed himself to evoke "the populist leprosy that wins" even though, at the European level, he was obliged to note simultaneously his isolation, on his Europeanist theses, more to the weakening of Angela Merkel.

At the beginning of his mandate Emmanuel Macron thought he could count on an ally: the people. The social movements provoked by the appearance of the Yellow Vests brought him at the end of the year 2018 a stinging denial!

The King is now naked! Incapable of furthermore to measure the phenomenon of deep rejection which it provoked and the tide of hostilities whose manifestations every Saturday of the Yellow Vests were the expression.

Therefore, to revive the macronist dynamic, it was necessary to review the speech and strategy of the LREM movement, culminated in the entry into the calamitous campaign of Nathalie Loiseau, former Minister of European Affairs and head of the list "The Renaissance" (LREM ).

For this, the idea has gradually emerged in Emmanuel Macron's entourage that it would be better to leave the European elections in a good position; and to go out in good position it was necessary to worry, to frighten and to sound the general mobilization against the nationalists.

Thus appeared a new Macronist electoral strategy that we saw evolve towards dramatization as "the populist threat" (?) Was becoming strong .... And supposedly threatening for the future of Europe!

And this leaves to simplify the message ! Leave to customize it to a maximum!

It is in this context that, from his arrival in Sibiu (Romania), the Head of State did not hesitate to hammer: "the alternative is clear: the choice is between those who want to build Europe together even in a different way and those who want to deconstruct it, and even destroy it to return to nationalism. Me or chaos! To use a Gaullian saying.

In line with this analysis, Emmanuel Macron has been living for a few days in the role of better coach and better electoral stimulus. In this role for example, the President of the Republic did not hesitate to be the only speaker to intervene on the electoral clip of the list "The Renaissance" led by Nathalie Loiseau, clip that should be broadcast from tomorrow.

The response of Marine Le Pen did not wait. Invited on LCI on Thursday, May 9, the President of the National Gathering denounced the role of Party leader and Campaign Director of the President of the Republic, who according to the principles of the Fifth Republic is normally the President of the Republic. All French : "If these elections because of the personal commitment of Emmanuel Macron are transformed into a referendum, pro macron, it is necessary that the latter draw the consequences and that in case of personal failure he has the honor and the dignity of doing like General De Gaulle, let him go if he does not come to mind. "

The tone has just climbed abruptly between the Head of State and the President of RN.

The match is open! He may be violent! It also risks reserving big surprises, whether Nathalie Loiseau is filling in or not in the polls.

Today for the 3rd time the two curves of results have crossed. The RN list is in the lead with 22.5% of the vote, with LREM-La Renaissance below with 22%.

In this situation we can estimate that the future of Emmanuel Macron is likely to be played out or double.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld


A thirty-fourth list in France for Europeans. The Union of French Muslim Democrats (UDMF) has indeed taken the train of European elections in motion. The party obtained Thursday, May 9 the authorization of the Ministry of the Interior to present its list "A Europe at the service of the people" at the polls of May 26.

The list was invalidated at first: according to Nagib Azergui, founder of the party and head of the list was missing a handwritten mention of some documents submitted by the candidates of the UDMF. The Ministry of the Interior finally validated it, after consulting the Council of State.

The Union of Muslim Democrats of France, born at the end of 2012, was created by Nagib Azergui, from Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine).

The program of the list "A Europe at the service of the people" is centered around "seven capital challenges", including the ecology, the fight against tax evasion, the will of the living-together notably with the will displayed at the end of program of "a law (...) inscribed in the European Parliament to condemn any dissemination of hate speech towards the Muslim community by allowing the dissolution of any Islamophobic associations or groups, all media that exploit this Islamophobic literature to make profit by conveying anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, "says the program.

The Union of French Muslim Democrats intends to fight against Islamophobia while rejecting the idea of ​​communitarianism. A challenge............

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They have been classified according to the order of circulation of the Ministry of the Interior. There are 33 of them

1 La France insoumise (La France insoumise et Gauche républicaine et socialiste)
2 Une France royale au cœur de l'Europe (Alliance royale)
3 La ligne claire (Souveraineté, identité et liberté et Parti de l'innocence)
4 Parti pirate
5 Renaissance soutenue par La République en marche, le MoDem et ses partenaires
6 Démocratie représentative
7 Ensemble Patriotes et Gilets jaunes : pour la France, sortons de l'Union européenne (Les Patriotes)
8 PACE – Parti des citoyens européens
9 Urgence écologie (Génération écologie, Mouvement écologiste indépendant et Mouvement des progressistes)
10 Liste de la reconquête (Dissidence française)
11 Les Européens (Union des démocrates et indépendants)
12 Envie d'Europe écologique et sociale (Parti socialiste et Place publique)
13 Parti fédéraliste européen – Pour une Europe qui protège ses citoyens (Parti fédéraliste européen)
14 Mouvement pour l'initiative citoyenne
15 Le courage de défendre les français avec Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (Amoureux de la France)
16 Allons enfants
17 Décroissance 2019
18 Lutte ouvrière – contre le grand capital, le camp des travailleurs (Lutte ouvrière)
19 Pour l'Europe des gens, contre l'Europe de l'argent (Parti communiste français)
20 Ensemble pour le Frexit (Union populaire républicaine)
21 Liste citoyenne du Printemps européen avec Benoît Hamon soutenue par Génération.s et DiEM25
22 À voix égales
23 Prenez le pouvoir, liste soutenue par Marine Le Pen (Rassemblement national)
24 Neutre et actif
25 Parti révolutionnaire Communistes
26 Espéranto – langue commune équitable pour l'Europe (Europe Démocratie Espéranto)
Évolution citoyenne
28 Alliance jaune, la révolte par le vote
29 Union de la droite et du centre (Les Républicains)
30 Europe Écologie (Europe Écologie Les Verts)
31 Parti animaliste
32 Les oubliés de l’Europe – artisans, commerçants, professions libérales et indépendants – ACPLI
33 Union démocratique pour la liberté, égalité, fraternité (UDLEF)

Several parties have given up

Cannabis sans frontières
Comités Jeanne
Les Radicaux de gauche
Mouvement V
Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste
Parti égalité et justice
Rassemblement des contribuables français
Rassemblement des écologistes pour le vivant
Rassemblement des Gilets jaunes citoyens
Volt France
The submission of applications ended this Friday, May 3 at 18 h.

The official campaign will run from May 13 to 25, 2019.

Electoral material (posters, posters, professions of faith, ballots etc ...)

Was sent on Saturday in each of the departmental centers dedicated, under surveillance. These centers will, from the moment of receipt, hand them over to everyone with one or more polling stations.

These European elections appear to us for the first time for a long time important and decisive for the future of Europe (or more precisely of the EU). We will also try to come back regularly to assess the stakes of the 2019 European elections and the weight of the different parties involved.

In the meantime, the only message we allow ourselves to pass is: "to vote and to vote"....

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



The two major British parties saw a sharp decline in the May 2, 2019 municipal elections, paying for their inability to implement Brexit. Labor and Torie, the two traditional parties, each won 28% of the vote in a poll, which aimed to renew nearly 9,000 seats in 249 local assemblies in England and 11 in Northern Ireland.

These elections sound like a serious warning for the conservative party but also for the Labor for the Europeans. "We knew that the voters were dissatisfied with the way the Tories took care of the Brexit, but it appears that they are not not happy with Labor's response to it, says John Curtice, a political scientist at Strathclyde University.

This score is a penalty for the Conservative Party, which has lost control of 37 local executives, and 1,008 elected officials pushing several Conservative MPs to once again demand the resignation of Theresa May.

Labor, criticized for its fuzzy position on the Brexit, has limited losses, with 4 local assemblies lost and 86 elected less. For the Tories as for Labor, the downfall is all the more painful as these parties "lost the most votes in the areas where they were the strongest", ie the south for the Conservatives and the north for the Labor, pointed out John Curtice, professor of political science at the University of Strathclydes.

Faced with these two traditional parties, the other parties have progressed: liberal-democrats, Greens, but also many candidates without a label.

So the liberal-democrats clearly anti-Brexit are the big winners with 19% of the votes. They became the majority in 11 new local assemblies and obtained 541 new elected representatives. "The rise of the Lib 'Dem' today is a stepping stone for the European elections," said their leader, Vince Cable. For MP and former Minister Edward Davey, "Liberal Democrats have proven that they can be a strong alternative to Conservatives and Labor. "

The European elections, which will be held in three weeks, unless last minute agreement on the Brexit, thus announce catastrophic for the two main parties. The new Brexit Party, created by Nigel Farage, is leading the polls, hovering between 27% and 30% support only three months after its creation. For many Britons, the idea of ​​voting for MEPs almost three years after choosing to leave the European Union by referendum is unacceptable.

Politically, the result of local elections could push the two major parties to seek a compromise, to avoid the sanction announced by the polls.

Behind Mr. Farage's Brexit Party, Labor ranks second (between 21% and 27%) while the Conservatives are relegated far behind, in third place (from 13% to 16%).

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld




On April 19, 2019, the IFOP polling institute unveiled the results of its rolling survey for regulars in view of the European elections.

According to the results of this survey conducted for Paris Match, CNews, Sud Radio, the list of the Rassemblement National  (RN) exceeded that of the Republic in March (LREM) by 0.5%.

For the first time the curves crossed! But 0.5% was very little; this remained within the margin of error recognized by the pollsters.

Published yesterday, May 3, 2019, a new survey conducted by the IFOP / FIDUCIAL institutes again, at 4 weeks of the European Elections the voting intentions in favor of the RN (Marine Le Pen) before LREM (Emmanuel Macron), at 22, 5% the LREM registering only 21.5% of the voting intentions.

The RN therefore gained 1% of voting intentions in 15 days.

Better, these same polls record a sharp increase in the number of voters who say they want to vote to say no to Emmanuel Macron.

How did Marine Le Pen's party get there today ?

The first argument that comes to mind comes from the movement of Yellow Vests, always mobilized since November 17, 2018.

Except that the argument seems insufficient when one finds over the weeks that the movement would be mainly anchored on the left, or on the extreme left, currents which, when added up, remain as a minority percentage in the entire electorate.

It must therefore be deduced that it was the right-wing voters, potentially abstaining, a few months earlier, who came to swell the voting intentions in favor of the RN. For some, it would also be the disaffection vis-à-vis Nicolas Dupont Aignan that would be causing the start of voting intentions in favor of the RN ?

Both hypotheses are certainly true, but they may not explain this electoral movement in favor of NR alone.

The reasons for the movement would be from our point of view to look at the theses of Philippe de Villiers developed in his latest book "I pulled on the thread of lies and everything came" (more than 100,000 copies sold to date) .

Does the book seem to have caused a "blast effect" on the European election campaign?

"With the talent that we know him, the former MEP has indeed unmasked the self-proclaimed founding fathers of Europe", which according to the writer were only agents of political and financial interests foreign to those from France but also to those of deep Europe.

From television sets to radio studios, Le Vicomte explains his surprises and the harvest of documents and evidence he has made by studying archives that have recently become declassified.

We learn that Robert Schuman wore the German uniform during the World Premiere and that he had been General Pétain's minister and that, for his part, Jean Monnet was an American agent of the CIA. For years they both received money, rains of dollars through hidden structures, to carry out influence operations for the benefit of the Americans, triumphing in the aftermath of the Second World War, date of departure of the setting up of the "American Empire" policeman and master of the World with his dollar king.

The third character implicated by Philippe de Villiers in his book is Walter Hallstein, the architect of the Treaty of Rome friend of Jean Monnet and First President of the European Commission. Walter Hallstein was an instructor of Nazism.

The revelations published by Philippe de Villiers are disturbing, especially now.

This situation makes Philippe de Villiers say that we will not come out unscathed from them in this period of European elections.

Naturally, Philippe de Villiers was immediately accused of "conspiracy", a method that we begin to understand, used systematically to disqualify those who do not adhere to the single thought.

This method allowed Nathalie Loiseau, former Minister of Emmanuel Macron and head of the LREM list to make fun of the Politician / Writer by describing them aggressively, as "discourses" that resemble those that have been diffused for decades by people who have seen the aliens, who think that the earth is flat or that the illuminati rule the world ".

To which Philippe de Villiers replied that his demonstration is based on documents and evidence.

But Philippe de Villiers goes further, taking the example of the Brexit and the Referendum of 2005, to denounce the current nature of Europe "become a demolition of Democracy".

According to Philippe de Villiers the gene of the deconstruction of Europe was in the DNA of it, as soon as it was built as desired by its founding fathers.

Marine Le Pen took up the theory of Philippe de Villiers on the EU in his Metz speech of May 1, 2019 through which she predicts "that the Europeanist novel is being smashed on realities" quite frightening that had been hitherto hidden from public opinion.

And on this point, it would be the relationship between France and Germany, the two European engines since always that would be shaken, because of the fact that France would have been the big loser of the establishment of the euro. Germany having symmetrically acquired its dominant position thanks to the European currency.

But not only ! Some are recalling Chancellor Angela Merkel's speech in Chancellor Angela Merkel on 13 November 2018, in which she paid a warm tribute to Walter Hallstein (formerly), a former Hitler lawyer (Matthias Schönwald in his book 2017, the reproduction of his Nazi party member card -1934, found in the archives of the Bundesarchiv Berlin) author of the Nazi theory "Das Neue Europa".

We understand better why, given the French situation, revelations after revelations, Yellow Vests operations after Yellow Vests operations, the Europeanist theses defended beak and fingernail by Emmanuel Macron and his supporters are losing ground!

We can better understand why, while the President of the Republic was aiming for a European leadership, the European citizens, more and more numerous to have joined the nationalist theses, no longer want Europe as it currently exists, involved in the process of globalization desired by stateless elites.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld


Spaniards are called to the polls this Sunday, April 28 for legislative elections, the third in four years.

The socialist Pedro Sanchez, who came to power in June 2018 after a motion of no-confidence against Mariano Rajoy, was embroiled in corruption cases. He was invested with the support of Podemos, Basque nationalists and Catalan separatists.

Unhappy with Pedro Sanchez's refusal to hold a self-determination referendum for Catalonia, the separatists refused to vote his anti-austerity budget, pushing him to announce early elections.

Pedro Sanchez, however, warned against the resurgence of the far right.

With more than 10% of the votes and thirty seats out of 350 in the polls, the political formation Vox, created in 2013, could indeed make an entry into force in the Chamber of Deputies in a country where the far right was absent landscape since the death of dictator Franco in 1975.

Almost unknown a year ago, the ultranationalist party made a sensational debut in the Andalusian Parliament in December 2018.

Opposed to homosexual marriage, euthanasia or abortion, and counting among its ranks retired generals defenders of the Franco regime, Vox has thrived especially on its virulence towards the Catalan independence movement.

One of Vox's strengths is its presence on social networks.

If the PSOE is given a winner at 28.8%, the head of government will however have to form alliances with other parties to reach the absolute majority of 175 deputies.

While the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias is in favor of an alliance with the Socialists, his party is currently in free fall in polls that can lose half of its seats. Such a coalition would only get 162 seats, far from the 176 needed for the absolute majority.

Pedro Sanchez could then negotiate with the liberals of Ciudadanos, credited with 14% of the vote but the centrist party has largely righted his speech, and his leader Albert Rivera ruled out any alliance with the Socialists and reached out to the People's Party, classified right. .

During the December elections in Andalusia, Ciudadanos did not hesitate to ally with the PP and the far-right movement to drive the Socialists out of power.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld



Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, a political novice, beat out the outgoing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with 73.2% of the votes against 24.4% in the second round. No Ukrainian presidential candidate had received such massive support across the country, from Western Ukrainian to Eastern Russian speakers.

Ukrainians, tired of the incessant corruption scandals since independence in 1991, have handed over the reins of the country to a young man with no political experience other than the role of the Ukrainian president, whom he embodied in a series television.

"A Woody Allen straight out of the screen" according to Bernard Henri-Levy.

The comedian of Jewish confession made his presidential campaign mainly on social networks and blow shock formulas but very general, thus avoiding any debate with his opponents.

And for good reason, he did not present any clear program.

"I'm not going to make any unnecessary promises," he said on the night of his candidacy.

If Ukrainians know what they voted against - corruption, war, poverty - these evils associated with the Poroshenko era for which they voted is less obvious.

A fuzzy program

By writing and starring in the popular TV series Servant of the People, in which a history professor, Vasyl Holoborodko, is propelled president to eradicate corruption from the country, Mr. Zelensky has simply donated millions of dollars. Ukrainians felt that politics could be something else. "We see the birth of a truly unique political project, wrote before the vote, political scientist Balazs Jarabik Carnegie center. A reality show in which everyone can participate. "

His campaign was primarily played on the promise to hunt down corruption, while the newly elected also has a villa not declared to the tax office in the Russian oligarchs district on an Italian coast ...

During his campaign he also pledged to "revive" the peace process, in accordance with the Minsk agreements signed in 2015 in the Belarussian capital under the aegis of Kiev, Moscow, Paris and Berlin. With a priority "the return to their country of prisoners, including the 24 sailors captured by Russia off the Crimea .." The most important is to stop the fire, "he said. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that Moscow had "a chance" to improve relations with Ukraine after Zelensky's election.

His philosophy is based on a "friendly" populism, pro-European not seeking cleavage but the gathering of a Ukraine with fragmented identities.

So he wants to stop the linguistic and cultural "Ukrainization" led by Mr. Poroshenko and to which does not adhere a part of the population, and "to reintegrate" the populations of Donbass, by paying for example their pensions to the retirees of the territories from the East under the control of the pro-Russian separatists ...

Accused of incompetence by his opponents, the puppet of the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, the enemy of President Petro Poroshenko, the one who will take the oath on June 6 has, however, surrounded by good reformers reformers like Mr. Danyliouk but other circles less from the teams of the oligarch Kolomoiski.

Narrow room for maneuver and combative opponents

But the new president's room for maneuver seems narrow. Indeed it will come up against a hostile Parliament. It would be in his interest to dissolve Parliament without waiting for the legislative elections scheduled for October.

And it will also fight against the losers of the first and second round, opponents in ambush, starting with Petro Poroshenko, fighting on Sunday night in front of his supporters, despite his scathing defeat: "Zelensky will have a strong opposition, very strong Predicted the outgoing president "We did not win the battle but we did not lose the war" and by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, not to mention the representatives of the various oligarchs, all of whom have strong relays on field.

The Ukrainians have bet on an outsider and their expectations are great. The task awaiting Volodymyr Zelensky is gigantic. "Break the system", as the candidate promised, under the constant pressure of an aggressive Russia, determined to defeat his neighbor......

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



On 7 February 2019 , on Europe 1, Agnes Buzyn, the Minister of Health, had sworn that the yellow vests by hospitals was fiction ... The Minister had even added that "the true figure of wounded yellow vests was impossible to determine " ?

Since the controversy has not stopped swelling, evidence contrary to the statements of Agnes Buzyn has gradually filtered.

In its edition of April 17, 2019, the Enchainé Duck published the facsimile of the email dated March 16, 2019 (5:30 pm) by which Karin ISTIN reminded the administrators of the AP-HP, in essence

"It is essential to capture the identity of victims in real time in the file called SI-VIC", a file that goes back to the Ministry of Interior, via the Prefects, responsible for the collection of information in application of the law of 23 December 2016.

A copy of this email was sent simultaneously to Anne Rubinstein, Chief of Staff of Martin Hirsch, General Manager of Assistance Publique, and to Arnault Poupard, his security advisor.

The situation has aroused outrage among the emergency medical staff, doctors in the lead, who believe that this "file" was a denunciation and that the SI-VIC file was diverted from its initial objectives.

Put in place after the attacks of 2015, this file had yet, originally facilitate the counting and identification of victims of attacks , a laudable goal!

However, a review of Article 60 of the aforementioned law, it is necessary to admit that the device provided for in the ORSAN Plan, which refers to "an exceptional health situation" is sufficiently vague "to allow wide raking" and the public authorities have not been deprived of it for a few months.

For the rest, ironically, the law points to the identification of victims . Wounded and "indexed" Yellow Vests would be victims ... that the State could be forced to compensate in the long term? In the absence of a political answer, we have not finished with the Yellow Vests!

Chronicler on LCI, Dr. Gérald Kierzek, emergency doctor, was insurgent April 13, after a day guard at the Hôtel Dieu, day in which a director had reminded him of the obligation to register. at SI-VIC wounded Yellow Vests admitted to emergencies. " What next ! He had replied very curtly.

But for its part, our excellent colleague Médiapart, had previously (from January 11, 2019) protested against the wild registration contrary to the rules of the protection of the medical data protected by the law, through the CNIL (National Commission Informatique et Liberté ).

The case was deflated, the 1st Minister, Edouard Philippe, having ensured that in a decree of March 2018, it had been planned that access to the file was only possible, in times of attacks .

The Council of the Medical Association said Friday, April 19 that he had seized the Ministry of Health and the CNIL on the misuse of this file, this as part of the movement of yellow vests, he is It is obviously impossible to equate terrorist attacks with "a very different context," says the 19/04 mail.

An injured Yellow Vest on February 9, 2019, just filed a complaint that same Friday, for "unlawful collection of personal data" and "breach of professional secrecy," believing that this registration was only for the purpose of "to create a list of activists ".

Arie Alimi, a lawyer for Yellow Waistcoats, said recently that "political events like the Yellow Vest movement reveal that some administrators, high-ranking officials can behave like thugs by breaking the law, discriminating against the law by political affiliation, and even more odious in public hospitals about wounded, some of whom are severely mutilated. "

As can be seen, statehood has become a standard mode of management, including in the area, so far preserved, of health and medical secrecy, two values ​​to which none of the previous governments had dared. to attack, so serious!

But today, Emmanuel Macron and his followers dare everything !

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld




Easter is approaching and violence has hit the city of Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

A 29-year-old journalist was killed in the night from Thursday to Friday during firefights, a death treated "as a terrorist incident" by the North Irish police.

"I can unfortunately confirm that after a firefight that night in Creggan (a neighborhood in North Derry), a 29-year-old woman was killed," the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Police said on Twitter. , Mark Hamilton. "We treat this event as a terrorist incident, a murder investigation has been opened." According to several journalists present on the spot, the victim would Lyra McKee.According to the British media.

The victim is a 29-year-old journalist covering the violence in Londonderry. A man suspected of being a Republican dissident opened fire while the North Irish police were shot and thrown Molotov cocktails during a security operation in the area.

"Absolutely no excuse to attack police colleagues in this way," the Northern Ireland Police Federation wrote on Twitter. "They protect this community and are not there for their personal well-being. Such behavior must be firmly condemned.

Arlene Foster, leader of the Northern Ireland Unionist Party DUP, quickly condemned the facts, referring to a "foolish act" and "heartbreaking news".

"Those who carried guns on our streets in the '70s,' 80s and '90s were wrong," she wrote in reference to the "Troubles" period of violence that tore the British province apart for three years. decades, between nationalist Republicans (Catholics), supporters of the reunification of Ireland, and loyalists Unionists (Protestants), defenders of maintenance in the British Crown.

The Irish nationalist party Sinn Féin also condemned these facts "without reservation", describing the young woman's death as "an attack on the entire community, on the peace process, and on the Good Friday agreement", signed in 1998 to end the Troubles, under which power in the province is shared between Sinn Fein and the DUP. "We remain united in our determination to build a better and more peaceful future for all," said Michelle O'Neill, head of Sinn Fein, in a statement.

Located on the border with the Republic of Ireland, Londonderry, also called Derry, is infamous for the "Bloody Sunday" of January 30, 1972. British soldiers then opened fire on participants in a peaceful march, killing 14 people. , at the height of the "Troubles", which caused some 3,500 deaths in three decades.

In January, the explosion of a car bomb in Londonderry, had already feared a new outbreak of violence from paramilitary groups, in full tension on the Brexit, a case in which the Irish border is one of the main point of stumbling.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld


Did you know that Notre Dame Cathedral was not insured?

In reality, just like many buildings and historic monuments owned by the state.

The French Insurance Federation has claimed that the state is "its own insurer for the religious institutions it owns".

A government source confirms that the cathedral of Notre-Dame was not insured.

Indeed, unlike individuals who must imperatively ensure their home, the state is not obliged to systematically ensure its property, historical monuments or not.

The State owns the cathedrals built before 1905, 83 of the 93 existing in France.

He is his own insurer and assumes only the risks and the damages. "There is no assurance for Our Lady," confirms this source.

But insurance or not, the compensation would in no way have been enough to finance the reconstruction work.

Frédéric Durot, director of the damage department at Siaci Saint Honoré, quoted by Le Parisien, believes that "even if it had been insured, the compensation would not have been sufficient to finance the reconstruction".

According to him the compensation in case of fire represents approximately 200 million euros.

But since Tuesday morning, several experts agree that it will take several hundred million, see a billion euros, to restore the building.

Insurers will certainly not be spared.

Indeed, the investigation opened to determine the causes of the disaster should allow to release responsibilities.

Tuesday late morning, the prosecutor of the Republic of Paris, Remy Heitz, said that the accident track is preferred. But if a company is recognized as responsible for the fire, its insurer will have to compensate the State.

But in this case, and whatever the guarantee subscribed by the company, the compensation will not be enough to carry out the reconstruction.

The state is therefore obliged to appeal to national solidarity.

Alyson Braxon for DayNewsWorld


"The fire is under control, it is not completely extinguished, there are still a few fires, hence the cooling that is still going on. There were again (had) departures that night which were immediately mastered. But the fire danger is spread. Now it is the building structure that questions and needs to be appraised. Said Mr. Numez, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior

A gigantic fire broke out late Monday afternoon at Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral. The fire left the attic, then spread extremely fast to a large part of the roof.

The flames devoured the frame. He was mastered in the night . The cathedral is the most visited historical monument in Europe.

A firefighter spokesman in Paris reported a "fire in the attic of Notre-Dame" and said that important means of intervention are mobilized.

"The danger of fire is removed" but questions remain about the strength of the structure.

It took several hours to get through the flames. The material balance is dramatic: "the entire roof is damaged, the entire structure is destroyed, part of the vault has collapsed, the arrow no longer exists" said Lieutenant-Colonel Gabriel More , spokesman of the firefighters of Paris.

The fire at Notre-Dame de Paris took around 18h50. Firefighters fought the fire at the risk of their lives. 400 firefighters were hard at work with 18 fire hoses. A firefighter was injured.

It was impossible to use canadairs on the cathedral. "The air drop on this type of building could indeed lead to the collapse of the entire structure," tweeted the Civil Security.

The fire at Notre-Dame de Paris is "potentially linked" to the renovations of the building, we learned from firefighters.

According to the Notre-Dame spokesperson, the fire was reported to be around 18h50 and a large cloud of gray and yellow smoke was coming out of the building, located in the center of the French capital, on the island of City.
One of our journalists was in the capital and seemed to have already heard about the problem around 15h30h.

It is a terrible drama: the Notre-Dame spire, 93 meters, collapsed after the roof and the frame of the monument. A fire blazed literally from the cathedral.

The Heritage Foundation has announced that it will launch, Tuesday, a "national collection" for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame . The Heritage Foundation will launch on Tuesday a "national collection" for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame. In the night, the Pinault family announced to release 100 million euros "to participate in the effort that will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre Dame.

"My father [François Pinault, founder of the family empire and third fortune of France] and myself have decided to unblock now from the funds of Artemis a sum of 100 million euros to participate in the effort which will be necessary for the complete reconstruction of Notre-Dame,. This tragedy strikes all the French and beyond all those who are attached to the spiritual values. Faced with such a tragedy, everyone wants to give life back to this jewel of our heritage. ", It is written in the release.

The director of the Notre Dame Foundation felt that the project would last "decades". "What will be determining, it is the various sources of documentation, the copies which will allow the architects and the companies to reconstitute as closely as possible the current state. "

In this terrible tragedy the "treasures" of the cathedral could be saved.

All the works of art that were in the "treasure" part were released.

Thus the crown of thorns and the tunic of St. Louis, two objects extremely important for Catholics, were "saved" from the fire, said Bishop Patrick Chauvet, rector of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. According to the belief of the Catholics, the crown of thorn is, the one that the Roman soldiers would have put on the head of Jesus to make fun of him shortly before his crucifixion. It was brought back from Constantinople by Saint Louis in 1239. Relics presented, every first Friday of the month to the faithful were also saved. Other pieces would have been saved as a collection of cameos of the popes, but also monstrances, bindings or goldsmiths.

The three large rose windows of Notre-Dame de Paris, real masterpieces, could be damaged in the fire. Inside the cathedral, we do not yet know the state of the three organs, paintings, sculptures, as well as various pieces of furniture.

Brass statues, on the other hand, are miraculous: in fact on Thursday 16 copper statues adorning the base of the spire had been unhooked in order to be restored. These are statues three meters high, parts towards Périgueux (Dordogne) .

The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation for "involuntary destruction by fire".

This fire occurs on the first day of Holy Week celebrations leading to Easter, the main Christian holiday. Built between 1163 and 1345, this emblematic monument of Paris attracts nearly 14 million visitors each year.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld
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Les « Yémen Papers », documents classés secret défense, détaillent l’arsenal français utilisé par l’Arabie saoudite et les Émirats Arabes unis contre les rebelles Houthis au Yémen.

Les journalistes de Disclose, en partenariat avec Mediapart, Konbini, Radio France, Arte et The Intercept, estiment que des armes françaises ont été au cœur de batailles meurtrières pour les civils.

Disclose, accuse ainsi la France de « mensonge d’Etat », lundi 15 avril. Le collectif conteste l’affirmation du gouvernement selon laquelle les matériels français n’auraient que des fonctions « défensives ».

Ces documents, appelés « Yémen - situation sécuritaire » , sont frappée du « confidentiel-défense spécial France » et ont été transmis selon Disclose à Emmanuel Macron, la ministre des Armées Florence Parly, au Premier ministre Édouard Philippe et à celui des Affaires étrangères Jean-Yves Le Drian. Y est détaillé l’arsenal français utilisé par l’Arabie saoudite et les Émirats Arabes unis contre les rebelles Houthis au Yémen.

Ces « Yemen Papers » comprennent cartes et tableaux, recensent notamment des canons Caesar (Nexter) « présents côté saoudien à la frontière saoudo-yéménite », des chars Leclerc dotés de munitions françaises, « observés au Yémen et déployés en position défensive » sur plusieurs bases, dont Aden, dans le sud du Yémen.

Des armes de fabrication française seraient utilisées au Yémen dans des zones où résident des civils, rapporte ce lundi 15 avril le site Disclose, sur la base d’une fuite d’un rapport de la Direction du renseignement militaire (DRM) présenté au gouvernement en octobre.

Des dispositifs de ciblage fabriqués par Thales, les pods Damocles, équipent les forces aériennes saoudiennes et « pourraient être employés au Yémen », selon la note de la DRM. Des avions de chasse Mirage 2000-9 « opèrent » au Yémen depuis la base d’Assab, en Erythrée. En mer, une frégate de fabrication française « participe au blocus naval », selon la DRM, et une corvette lance-missiles « participe au blocus naval et à l’appui des opérations terrestres menées sur le sol yéménite », peut-on lire dans un tableau récapitulatif du renseignement militaire.

Non seulement de nouvelles livraisons seraient prévues de 2019 à 2024, mais des exportations d’armes vers l’Arabie saoudite se poursuivraient selon le site. Ce dernier publie à l'appui des documents liés à un nouveau contrat signé en décembre dernier avec l’Arabie saoudite. Signé par Nexter, il prévoirait notamment la livraison de véhicules blindés et canons à l’Arabie saoudite entre 2019 et 2024.

En octobre Florence Parly n'avait-elle pas assuré que les armes « récemment » vendues par la France à l’Arabie saoudite n’avaient pas été utilisées contre les populations au Yémen et qu’il n’y avait pas de négociations en cours avec l’Arabie Saoudite sur des ventes d’armes ?

De nombreux civils seraient pourtant sous la menace directe d’armes vendues par la France.

Disclose précise qu’en croisant ces données avec celles de l’ONG américaine Acled, on peut établir déjà que 35 civils sont morts au cours de 52 bombardements entre mars 2016 et décembre 2018 dans le champ d’action des Caesar français. Plusieurs localités, dans lesquelles des sources yéménites ont directement constaté des victimes, sont concernées en 2018.Matignon répète cependant que les « armes françaises sont placées pour l’essentiel en position défensive » et assure ne pas avoir « connaissance de victimes civiles résultant de leur utilisation sur le théâtre yéménite ».

Lundi, les services du premier ministre ont répondu dans un communiqué que Paris agissait de façon « responsable et fiable » auprès de ses partenaires, avec qui la France a des « intérêts de sécurité communs : la lutte contre le terrorisme et la préservation de la sécurité au Moyen-Orient ».

La France peut-elle fournir des armes à un client qui s’en sert pour bombarder des civils au Yémen depuis quatre ans ?

Rappelons la situation tragique du pays plongé depuis plusieurs années dans la guerre. D’après l’organisation mondiale de la Santé, ce conflit aurait déjà provoqué la mort de 10 000 personnes, civils et militaires. La famine menace des millions de civils dont de très nombreux enfants. Pour reprendre les mots de l’ONU, il s’agit de « l’une des plus graves crises humanitaires.

Jennie Chase pour DayNewsWorld


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Les sociaux-démocrates remportent les législatives, juste devant l'extrême droite. Ils décrochent 40 sièges de députés, au coude-à-coude avec les Vrais Finlandais qui totalisent 39 mandats, juste devant les conservateurs de la Coalition nationale, à 17 % des voix et 38 députés.

Si les sociaux-démocrates signent leur retour sur le devant de la scène politique, quatre ans après leur échec aux législatives de 2015 en remportant, dimanche 14 avril, les élections législatives en Finlande, les Vrais Finlandais (extrême droite) les talonnent de près et connaissent une montée fulgurante.

Conduits par l'ancien ministre des Finances Antti Rinne, les premiers ont obtenu 40 sièges sur 200 au Parlement, soit un de plus que les Vrais Finlandais (extrême droite) !

Un écart de seulement 0,2 point sépare les deux le nombre de députés passant donc de 17 à pour l'extrême-droite. 

« Je ne m'attendais pas à un tel résultat, personne ne s'attendait à cela », a réagi Jussi Halla-aho, chef de file des Vrais Finlandais.

La Finlande est certes habituée aux larges coalitions gouvernementales, ayant le soutien d’une majorité de députés. Mais les négociations pour une coalition s’annoncent très compliquées. Car même si les sociaux-démocrates arrivent en tête, ils font beaucoup moins bien que prévu.

La formation d'une coalition avec le parti d'extrême-droite se pose désormais : le social-démocrate Antti Rinne, chef de file de la formation, n'a pas écarté cette éventualité, affirmant qu'il avait « des questions » à poser au parti. Mis à part le Parti du peuple suédois, aucune des autres formations n’a officiellement exclu de collaborer avec l’extrême droite.

Sans ambages M. Halla-aho, chef des Vrais Finlandais, a déclaré : « Nous voulons être au gouvernement mais à condition d’avancer sur les sujets qui sont importants pour nos électeurs », a-t-il fait savoir dimanche soir. Parmi ces priorités : la fermeture des frontières aux demandeurs d’asile

Rinne a précisé qu’il entendait former un gouvernement « avant la fin de mai » et assuré que sa priorité était de « restaurer la confiance du peuple ».

Le parti centriste du premier ministre Juha Sipilä a été sanctionné pour sa politique d’austérité. Les écologistes de la Ligue verte figurent parmi les gagnants de ce scrutin avec 11,5 % des voix et pourrait également faire partie du gouvernement. L’Alliance de gauche progresse à 8,2 %.

Antti Rinne devrait également tenter de convaincre une des deux grandes formations de la coalition sortante de le rejoindre.

Si la constitution d’un gouvernement s’annonce compliquée avant les élections européennes du 26 mai, le temps presse : à partir du 1er juillet, la Finlande assumera la présidence de l’Union

Jaimie Potts pour DayNewsWorld
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Si des rassemblements ont eu lieu dans plusieurs villes, notamment Toulouse, désignée « capitale » d'un jour du mouvement, la participation commence peu à peu à faiblir. Quelques 31.000 « gilets jaunes » ont manifesté samedi en France, dont 5.000 à Paris, selon le ministère de l'Intérieur.

Des chiffres légèrement  supérieurs certes à ceux observés la semaine passée -soit 22.300-, qui avait marqué la plus faible participation depuis le début du mouvement. Dans la capitale, les forces de l'ordre ont procédé à quinze interpellations et 5.885 contrôles préventifs, a indiqué la préfecture

Ces manifestations interviennent pour mettre la pression sur le gouvernement alors qu' Emmanuel Macron doit faire des annonces en début de semaine. Des annonces censées mettre fin à la crise.

Elles sont les premières à se dérouler sous le coup de la loi anticasseurs, particulièrement dénoncée par les « gilets jaunes ». Le texte laisse au pouvoir « encore plus la liberté de faire tout et n'importe quoi » contre le mouvement, a déploré Priscillia Ludosky.

Promulgué jeudi, le texte autorise notamment les fouilles de sacs et de véhicules dans les manifestations et à ses abords, et crée un délit de dissimulation volontaire du visage puni d'un an d'emprisonnement et 15.000 euros d'amende.

Mais malgré cette loi, Toulouse a été le théâtre de violence. En effet l'acte XXII des Gilets jaunes a réuni plusieurs milliers de personnes ce samedi dans la ville rose dont des blacks blocs venus d'Europe. Un rendez-vous annoncé depuis quelques jours sur les réseaux sociaux qui a drainé beaucoup de monde, même des profils extrémistes venus de l'étranger.

Selon différentes sources policières, ils n'étaient que 4 500 à 6 000 retraités, salariés précaires ou demandeurs d'emploi à s'être retrouvés dans la Ville rose pour leur mécontentement. D' autres étaient venus pour en découdre avec les forces de l'ordre.

Voitures en feu rue , agences fracturées et pillées feux de poubelle , jet de pavés et de bouteilles. Des blacks blocs venus de l'étranger , le crâneparfois rasé et le corps, de noir vêtu, masques à gaz et munis de projectiles se joingnent à d'autres extrémistes français. Un cocktail explosif contré par des jets d'eau ou encore des.grenades de désencerclement.

Ces derniers ne sont certainement pas étrangers à l'ambiance insurrectionnelle.

C'est la 22 e journée de manifestation. A Emmanuel Macron, qui doit faire des annonces la semaine prochaine, de saisir sa dernière chance et de convaincre, pour que cessent ces mouvements..


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Ouf ! les Européens optent pour un report flexible jusqu’au 31 octobre n'empêchera pas Londres de quitter l’Union européenne avant cette date, si son Parlement a ratifié un accord.

Le prochain Brexit devrait avoir lieu le 31 octobre, pour la fête des citrouilles et des sorcières. Bienvenue au « Halloween Brexit ».

C’est cette date qu’ont en effet arrêté les vingt-huit dirigeants de l’Union européenne (UE), Theresa May comprise, même si elle n’a pas vraiment eu son mot à dire, après quatre heures de discussion lors d’un Conseil européen extraordinaire, à Bruxelles.

Si, le gouvernement britannique parvenait à faire ratifier le traité du divorce avant la fin octobre, le Brexit serait effectif

« le premier jour du mois suivant » cette ratification, précisent les conclusions du Conseil.

Si, en revanche, le pays était toujours membre de l’UE au moment des élections européennes, du 23 au 26 mai, il aurait obligation d’organiser un scrutin.

S’il ne le faisait pas, sa sortie de l’UE serait effective, au 1er juin, dans le cadre d’un « no deal ».

Le scénario d'une séparation brutale, du no deal est pour l'instant écarté. Mais il s'agit du dernier report consenti !

Que la Chambre des représentants se le tienne pour dit !

Mais le Royaume-Uni conserve le droit de révoquer le processus de sortie de l'UE « à tout moment ».

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First, seven weeks before the vote. A major televised debate on Thursday, April 4, 2019, organized by France 2 and France Inter, brought together twelve lists of the main parties and political movements in France for the European elections. He re-established the cleavage between sovereignists and federalists, with his fratricidal wars. More than three hours of often difficult exchanges, sometimes turning into cacophony.

What strikes from the start is the novelty of most faces, almost youthful for the insubordinate Manon Aubry and RN Jordan Bardella, even students for Glucksmann and the teacher of philosophy LR François-Xavier Bellamy beginner in the profession .

All were ready to play. Each of the twelve heads of list e was indeed invited to come on the set with an object symbolizing their commitment and their relationship to Europe.

Manon Aubry showed a check of 5 billion euros, "that made by Macron to the rich" while François Asselineau brandishes his handcuffs in the colors of the EU, symbol according to him of the straitjacket in which are the public policies, and a key in the colors of the French flag "to get out". Florian Philippot came to him with a baguette, "the stake of all popular revolts", front-runner Jordan Bardella his red colander for borders ..., François-Xavier Bellamy (The Republicans) moved with The Iliad and Homer's Odyssey, arguing that "the European heritage is under threat".

The Marcheuse Nathalie Loiseau a pot of Espelette pepper, "saved from the Chinese competition" thanks to Europe, the ecologist Yannick Jadot concluding this tour de France products by a pot of Breton honey to highlight the climate emergency. The centrist Jean-Christophe Lagarde and the leftist essayist Raphael Glucksmann have fragments of the Berlin Wall, to awaken the betrayed promises of Europe, drowned under the rule of the technocrats ...

Topics reviewed known to all are reviewed. Europe borders, migrants, bankers, social fracture, liberalism and lack of protection, cleavages are emerging quickly.

The majority of the candidates, however, have made a criticism in good standing of the European Union: while Jordan Bardella repeatedly quoted Italy's far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, as a model. lobbies: "The climate commissioner (the Spaniard Miguel Arias Cañete) is a former tycoon of an oil company, as if Dracula had been entrusted with the blood donation truck," he said. Communist Ian Brossat. "We must break with the European rules that organize the competition of all against all. We must build an ecological, popular and united Europe, "stresses Manon Aubry

Florian Philippot, meanwhile, has tackled the contradictions of the right: "You voted all the free trade treaties," he said François-Xavier Bellamy, while the latter had recognized earlier "the failure "of a too large enlargement.

Nathalie Loiseau, a good technocrat, reminded an obvious "The EU costs 85 cents per day (to each French), less than a coffee: we pay a lot, so we must be demanding with those who receive a lot" .

After two hours of debate ecology has finally been addressed.

"If the climate heats up, Europe is the first to pay the price," said Jean-Christophe Lagarde, according to which "if the climate was a bank, the EU has long been saved.

François-Xavier Bellamy called for "reconciling ecology and economy" while Benoît Hamon called for "recognition of the crime of ecocide"

On the other hand, the candidates did not dwell on the yellow vests, except for the intervention of Manon Aubry for a European citizens' initiative referendum, as proposed by the FI group in the Assembly.

Finally, on the merits, several proposals were put to the vote of the candidates. With the exception of Benoît Hamon, everyone was opposed to the transfer of the seat of France to the UN Security Council to the EU.

With the notable exception of François Asselineau who abstained, all are committed, if they are elected, to sit in the European Parliament until the end of their mandate in 2024, and thus to renounce to seek any other mandate...

Abby Shelcore for DayNewsWorld


The Chinese puzzle continues as Europeans begin to get impatient. The House of Commons, which must endorse the terms of the divorce between London and Brussels, has voted three times no!

Not three times to the draft agreement concluded on November 13, 2018 and validated by the cabinet of Theresa May.

No to each of the eight alternative scenarios, proposed on March 27th.

And still not on April 1 at each of the four options selected by John Bercow.

Admittedly the option of setting up a customs union with the European Union was rejected by only 276 votes to 273 and the option of holding a referendum on any divorce agreement before ratification, the was by 292 votes against 280.

Theresa May has one certainty: she must disclose her roadmap to the exceptional European summit of April 10, in Brussels, two days before the deadline.

Possible options:

And, until April 12, "all options are open," said European Council President Donald Tusk.

1 ° the vote of the agreement of November 13, 2018, Theresa May having the Parliament to wear

2 ° exit from the European Union without agreement ("hard Brexit").

3 ° a postponement until the summer of 2019. But for this, Europe has imposed a condition: the United Kingdom must participate in the European elections!

4 ° or a revocation of article 50 to renounce the Brexit! But this alternative meets a lot of opposition. Not only was this option rejected twice by Parliament, Theresa May herself opposed it. This would be experienced as a political suicide for the elected officials involved, since it consists in returning to the choice made by British citizens during the referendum in 2016.

The economic consequences:

Be that as it may, the "no deal" (or "hard Brexit") is often presented as the worst case scenario could have serious economic consequences, especially on British imports. The UK economy is resilient with growth of 0.2% in the fourth quarter. On an annual basis, gross domestic product (GDP) will have risen by 1.4% after growth of 1.8% in 2017 (against an annual average of 2.4% between 1961 and 2017).

Nevertheless, the uncertainties related to the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union have consequences: the Brexit cost the fifth world economy 600 million pounds sterling per week (or 700 million euros) since the referendum of June 2016. According to a study by Goldman Sachs. But even more worrying, according to the US investment bank

In case of exit without agreement, the British GDP could collapse of 5.5% and the pound sterling of 17% whereas if London reaches a transition agreement the GDP could increase by 1.75%, with an appreciation of the 6% pound to the key.

A "flexible" Brexit?

In any case, the various options remain on the table, but to get out of this extraordinary mess European Council President Donald Tusk has considered a "flexible" report of Brexit up to 12 months while Theresa May proposes a report until June 30th.

In the UK, the Conservative government and the opposition are currently discussing how to avoid an exit from the EU without an agreement on April 12th, a deadline now set by the 27th. They have not yet reached a solution.

The head of the government informs in her letter to Donald Tusk that the United Kingdom requests an extension of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which governs the departure of an EU member state, and proposes that this postponement be " ends June 30, 2019 ".

The UK government is still pushing for an agreement "that allows the UK to withdraw from the European Union before 23 May 2019 and thereby cancel (participation in) the European elections, but will continue preparations for the holding of these elections if this is not possible "

"The government's policy has always been and remains to leave the European Union in an orderly manner and without undue delay," writes Theresa May, eager to maintain complete control of the matter.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



According to the results published on 1 April, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is only second in the first round of the Ukrainian presidential election, well ahead of Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old comedian and comedian.

Ukrainians went to the polls on March 31 for the first round of the presidential election. Among the 39 candidates in the running, Volodymyr Zelensky, comedian and political novice, and outgoing President Petro Poroshenko, top, according to the partial results published on 1 April by the Electoral Commission. So they qualify for the second round of voting to be held on April 21.

The first gets 30.2% of the vote, according to partial results, against almost 16.7% for President Poroshenko. Former Prime Minister Yulia Timocheko comes third with 13.1%, according to preliminary estimates.

Whoever gets the highest score is an actor. Volodymyr Zelensky, 41, has no political experience. His main feat in this area is the role he has held for three years in a hit television series, Servant of the People, where he plays a history teacher who finds himself in spite of himself at the helm of the country. Petri of values ​​and good intentions, the hero of the series Servant of the People struggles throughout a comical scenario to purge the power of the corruption he denounced.

In his race for president, Volodymyr Zelensky capitalizes on the sympathy of viewers for Holoborodko and the confusion between actor and character. Indeed Servant of the people is the name of his party, as well as one of his slogans posted in the country on the billboards: "President servant of the people. Soon ".

This is the reason why the actor did not need to carry out a traditional campaign. His campaign, he led it through his shows that replaced the electoral meetings.Champion he is in political satire.

It owes much of its rise to the disenchantment of Ukrainian voters against leaders splattered by repeated corruption scandals in a country undermined since 2014 by its worst crisis since its independence in 1991 with the pro-European uprising of Maidan, repressed in the blood, followed by annexation by Moscow of the Crimean peninsula, then by a war with the pro-Russian separatists.

For critics of the comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky would be a puppet in the hands of the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, whose television channel broadcast the third season of the series the day before the election. Former governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region and main shareholder of the country's biggest oil company, Igor Kolomoisky is a determined opponent of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko. However, Zelensky denies any political connection with the billionaire. "My launch in politics is not related to anyone's wish," says the actor. The oligarch also denies influencing the actor. "I am more like his puppet than he is mine," he told a Ukrainian news website. In his "program" or rather manifest, the actor sells to the voters the country of their dreams. He promises to "fight for peace in Ukraine", to ensure a "victory against corruption", to make his fellow citizens "prosperous" and to exercise their expressed will "through regular referendums" ... but gives little details on the method

To learn politics, a profession he has only embodied on the small screen, Volodymyr Zelensky has consulted extensively with economists, experts in the judiciary, diplomats.

Despite his disappointing score Poroshenko against Zelinsky said "absolutely" confident in his victory. "It still takes a presidential term so that the reforms become irreversible," he pleaded on March 30 during a religious service in Kiev.

Garrett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



March 29, 2019 marked the day that paved the way for a Brexit on May 22. It will be the one where the withdrawal agreement was rejected for a third time.

After twice failing to get the House of Commons to vote on the hard-won deal with Brussels, Theresa May was once again snubbed on Friday, March 29: MPs rejected the text for the third time. vote against 286.

"The fact that we are not leaving today is a deep regret," said Theresa May during the debates. This vote is "the last chance to guarantee Brexit" and an orderly exit, she explained.

The agreement being rejected for the third time, London now has until April 12 to present an alternative and ask for a new postponement to avoid an exit without agreement - the "no deal" scenario so feared by the business community.

After this refusal, the British parliament will decide on Monday, on the alternative scenarios while the deputies had already voted against the eight possible alternatives.

For its part, Theresa May said it excluded a "no deal", and that an alternative to the refused agreement would imply "almost certainly" that the United Kingdom participates in the European elections.

"The European Union has been clear, any request for extension should have a clear justification, warned Ms. May after the vote. We are reaching the limits of the process of debate in this House. "

By promising to resign in the event of a favorable result, Theresa May had managed to change her mind about some of the refractory members of her conservative majority. Boris Johnson, his former Foreign Minister, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the European Research Group, had rallied to the text fearing that a new rejection would eventually lead to the cancellation of Brexit. But the prime minister's ally in parliament, the Northern Ireland party DUP, has spoken out against it.

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, reacted immediately after the vote. "Given the rejection of the withdrawal agreement by the House of Commons, I decided to convene a European Council on April 10," he tweeted. The European Commission regretted the negative vote.

"The scenario of an exit without agreement is now likely," said a spokeswoman for the European Commission.

Abby Shelcore for DayNewsWorld



Migrants on board a helping tanker hijacked the ship and set sail for Malta after learning they were returning to Libya. A "criminal" action led by "pirates", according to Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

The crew of Elhiblu1, a Turkish oil tanker, helped 108 migrants Tuesday night in the Mediterranean Sea. But the day after the rescue, they, who would have learned that the boat was heading for Libya, forced the captain to change course towards Malta. "They are not migrants in distress. They are pirates. They will see Italy only with the twin, "Interior Minister Salvini denounced.

It is out of the question for Mateo Salvini that the boat is heading for an Italian port to the island of Lampedusa or Sicily. The Italian authorities have said that the army will intervene as soon as the boat crosses the limit of territorial waters, located 38 kilometers from the coast.

For years, commercial vessels traveling offshore have been routinely diverted to rescue migrants. But since Tripoli has gradually taken over from Rome to coordinate these operations, ships are ordered to return migrants to their home country. And several times in recent months, accompanied migrants have refused to get off the boat and the Libyan authorities have had to use force.

The captain of the ship and his crew were taken hostage. "He repeated several times that he no longer had control of the ship and that he and his crew were forced and threatened by a number of migrants demanding that he make his way to Malta," said the captain.

The P21 patrol vessel of the Maltese Navy prevented the tanker from entering the territorial waters of Malta and a special forces commando, supported by several naval vessels and a helicopter, was dispatched on board "to return control of the vessel to captain "and escort him to Malta.

The Maltese Navy announced on Thursday morning, March 28th, that it took control of tanker Elhiblu-I, which arrived in Malta around 9 am According to the navy, the ship, the crew and the 108 migrants on board - 77 men and 31 women or children - must now be handed over to the police for investigation.

The NGO Saving Humans was quick to react, assuring that it was "watching" the situation. She also asked that the migrants not be brought back to Libya, where they would be "locked in camps" again.

The day before, the European Union decided to temporarily suspend the deployment of its naval means of rescue of migrants off Libya, started in 2015 as part of the military mission "Sophia".

Last week a children's bus was taken hostage by a migrant denouncing the European migration policy. The latter intended to set the bus on fire with the children inside.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld


No new snub for Theresa May ! MEPs voted in favor of an amendment allowing Parliament to take the prime minister's control of the exit process from the European Union.

By 329 votes to 302, the House of Commons seized the power to determine its own agenda, normally controlled by the executive.

The vote comes as Theresa May seeks support to vote its divorce agreement negotiated with Brussels, already rejected twice by the deputies but on which depends an orderly exit of the European Union on May 22.

"This amendment reverses the balance between our democratic institutions and is a bad and dangerous precedent precedent for the future," responded the Prime Minister.

MEPs are expected to vote on Wednesday for both more radical options such as the free trade agreement and the exit without agreement, but also for issues aimed at maintaining closer ties with the EU, such as a second referendum, the pure and simple cancellation of the Brexit or the maintenance in the customs union.

But no majority could also emerge from these 'indicative votes'.

The British Prime Minister has also resigned from three secretaries of state who disagree with her exit strategy from the EU. They are Richard Harrington (Industry), Alister Burt (Foreign Affairs) and Steve Brine (Health).

Richard Harrington blamed the government in its resignation letter for playing "roulette" with "the lives and livelihoods of the vast majority of our people" because of its "failure to secure a deal" out.

Remains for the head of the government the possibility of launching a third attempt to adopt his "deal" at the end of this week. With the deadline of April 12...

Jaimie Potts for Daynewsworld



Italy has rolled out the red carpet to Chinese President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Europe. Italy is openly announcing its intention to join the "New Silk Roads", the Pharaonic, and controversial, China-led investment program between Asia, Europe and Africa.

But how to face this new conquering China in the absence of common front lines from Europe?

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Italy and France foreshadows the world of tomorrow? His country is, in any case, the great beneficiary of the new world economic order. In 2050, China will be number one, leaving behind India and the United States.

The world is witnessing a conflict between the rising power, China, and the established power, the United States for decades already. Whether on the logistic strategy of exclusion zone in the South China Sea or in the control from high technologies, from semiconductors to artificial intelligence, the battle between the two powers is raging. As proof: the Huawei case, China seeking to acquire new technologies through venture capital investments in Silicon Valley.

And the program, the "New Roads of Silk", launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, a land-based belt linking China to Europe via Central Asia, and the Seaway. via the Indian Ocean comes to cap it all.

With huge investments, the Chinese build port, rail and airport infrastructures in the countries of Africa and Asia. It is estimated that about 60 states have benefited from Chinese capital related to the initiative.

More generally, Chinese investments in the countries concerned, from 2014 to mid-2018, were more than doubled, or 410 billion, says the firm Euler-Hermes. According to the Morgan Stanley Bank, Chinese investments in the countries of the "Silk Roads" will exceed $ 1.2 trillion by 2027.

China has bought the Greek port of Piraeus. It is very present in Portugal, with interests in real estate and air transport. The Swedish Volvo car driver, the Italian Pirelli tires and the German machine tool group Kouka have been awarded the Chinese flag. Eastern countries are also subject to Chinese interests. In France, Beijing bought vineyards in Burgundy and Gironde.

More than 96% of the projects financed by Beijing are entrusted to Chinese companies. The latter then monopolize the revenues generated by certain infrastructures.

In addition to the economic stakes, the questions also concern the possible risk for the country's defense and infrastructure - experts pointing to China's interest in the strategic ports of Trieste and Genoa. Those from Piraeus (Greece), Bilbao and Valencia (Spain) are already under the Chinese flag.

The Western powers, led by the United States, denounce the geopolitical aims of Beijing, suspected of wanting to cement its influence, control raw materials and dispose of its industrial overcapacity.

These roads "can not be those of a new hegemony" which would place "vassal" the countries crossed, was alarmed in January 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron.

Several EU countries (Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Poland ...) have already signed memoranda of understanding to join the Silk Roads, but Italy - 3rd European economy - would be the first member of the G7 to rally to it. What can she gain except markets?

The United States remains skeptical: "We doubt that Italians will derive sustainable economic gains. It could (on the contrary) tarnish the reputation of the country, "warned Garrett Marquis, head of the White House quoted by the Financial Times. Washington expresses its frank opposition: "There is no need for Italy to reinforce the legitimacy of projects (serving) Chinese arrogance," fired Marquis on Twitter.

France, for its part, calls for a "coordinated approach" against Beijing in order to "avoid an unwelcome form of European division".

Italy, alongside Paris and Berlin, supported in 2017 the idea of ​​a European framework for foreign investment, especially Chinese: a united front now threatened.

Europe is China's biggest trading partner. Since 2010, Beijing has invested nearly 145 billion euros on the Old Continent.

But since 2018, the trend has reversed. Europe is worried about Chinese investments in strategic sectors, such as telecommunications or artificial intelligence. The Twenty-eight have decided to control these operations. They also want to establish reciprocal access to government markets. As a result, Chinese investment fell by 40% last year, according to figures from Rhodium Group. Nearly half of this capital is concentrated in the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

The Chinese president will be Sunday in France to meet Emmanuel Macron, but also Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker.

He will have to stay there until Tuesday. From commercial relations to European interrogations on Huawei and 5G via the climate or the future of multilateralism, the major topics are not lacking for the French executive, who pushes for a united European approach vis-à-vis Beijing, and wants an "EU statement".

In the face of Trump's America, which seeks to fight, Xi Jinping must find allies. And in a certain way, to restore China's image in the Western world at a time when the difficulties are increasing, both economically and with a decline in growth; on the technological front with the controversy around Huawei (telecommunications) on 5G; or at the geopolitical level with the hazards of the BIS in several countries, from Sri Lanka to the Maldives, via Malaysia and Sierra Leone.

The assertion of Chinese power, a mixture of authoritarianism and desire for conquest fueled by nationalism, is indeed not well received in the West despite the proliferation of Chinese investments.

This is perhaps the chance of Europeans who have just adopted a defensive strategy towards Beijing, "systemic rival", and are preparing to turn a new page of their relationship with this power at the EU-Europe summit. China, April 9.

One of the novelties of 2019 is the awakening of Europeans against the great powers, the United States and China.

Joanne Courbet pour DayNewsWorld
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Face au blocage du Parlement britannique, les chefs d'État de l'UE choisissent ensemble le plan B. Les dirigeants européens et Theresa May se sont en effet accordés sur la mise en place de nouveaux scénarios pour le Brexit.

Lors d'un sommet européen à Bruxelles ce jeudi 21 mars, les 27 ont proposé deux nouvelles dates pour un report de la sortie du Royaume-Uni de l'Union européenne. La Première ministre britannique les a acceptées dans la soirée.

Dans un premier temps, les dirigeants européens sont d'accord pour reporter la date du Brexit au 22 mai, à condition d'un feu vert des députés britanniques la semaine prochaine à l'accord de divorce conclu en novembre, qu'ils ont déjà repoussé par deux fois.

Par ailleurs, en cas de nouveau rejet par le parlement britannique, « le Conseil européen décide de proroger (le Brexit) jusqu'au 12 avril et attend du Royaume-Uni qu'il indique la voie à suivre avant cette date », écrivent les dirigeants européens.

Cet accord a pour objectif de permettre une sortie ordonnée du Royaume-Uni. Theresa May aux abois proposait le 30 juin.

Mais cette extension était trop longue pour des Européens, réunis en sommet jusqu'à vendredi. En effet cette date du 30 juin posait des problèmes du point de vue juridique à l'UE en raison du scrutin européen, prévu du 23 au 26 mai. Car le Royaume-Uni serait tenu d'organiser le scrutin européen même s'il se retire ensuite avant la session inaugurale du Parlement, début juillet. S'il ne le faisait pas, il mettrait en péril la légalité du nouveau Parlement avec le risque d'une paralysie durable du fonctionnement de l'UE.

Cependant la menace du « no deal » se fait de plus en plus pressante

En effet Jeremy Corbyn, le chef du Labour, principal parti d'opposition britannique, a exclu de se ranger derrière l'accord de Theresa May. « Nous ne pensons pas que c'est la bonne voie et cherchons une alternative qui puisse rassembler une majorité au parlement », a-t-il asséné.

En cas d'échec du troisième vote, le « no deal » apparaît comme l'issue par défaut, ont mis en garde les Européens, synonyme de chaos économique potentiel.

« Même si l'espoir d'un succès final peut paraître fragile, voire illusoire, et bien que la fatigue du Brexit soit de plus en plus visible et justifiée, nous ne pouvons renoncer à rechercher jusqu'au tout dernier moment une solution positive"», a promis le président du Conseil européen Donald Tusk.

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After almost a long time, Theresa May, at the foot of the wall, now wants a postponement of Brexit to June 30.

At this stage, it excludes a longer adjournment, which would imply that the United Kingdom takes part in the European elections, an "unacceptable" option, according to the British leader.

To the Union to consult each other. Any request for postponement will have to be accepted unanimously by the 27, who meet in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.

If Theresa May has no choice unless she accepts a brutal divorce, the 27 do not want to keep the European Union in uncertainty for too long.

As a result they should only consider one postponement. Nearly three years after the referendum that decided the exit of the European Union.

But what about the delay? British Prime Minister calls for Brexit postponement until 30 June. A choice of date that is far from delighting Europeans!

The EU executive is arguing instead for a postponement until 23 May (before the European elections). A postponement "until at least 2019" also remains an option. In other words, the date of June 30, as claimed Theresa May in the wake, is not greeted with joy.

Legally. Why ? Because on that date (30 June), that would mean that the United Kingdom would not have organized a European election. Either an offense based on the Treaty of the Union. Another legal concern: if the elections take place, without the United Kingdom, one can imagine any citizen seize the European Justice to argue that he is poorly represented just because the assembly was " badly elected. It would then be necessary to cancel everything.

And politically.Every leader of a Member State could evaluate, according to his interests, almost personal, if an extension of the Brexit would be favorable to him or not.

Risks that the 27 do not want to run!

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld


Act XVIII of the "yellow vests" movement, followed by 10,000 people in Paris and more than 30,000 in France on Saturday, March 16, according to the authorities, experienced a strong upsurge of violence.

And the heads continue to fall.

After the announcement of the replacement of Paris police chief Michel Delpuech by Didier Lallement, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner had estimated Monday night "necessary" that officials of the police hierarchy be removed from office.

On Tuesday, the executive decided to end the duties of the chief of staff of the police headquarters Pierre Gaudin and the director of proximity security of the Paris metropolitan area (DSPAP), a component of the prefecture, Frédéric Dupuch.

The government has questioned the "chain of command" of the police headquarters of Paris in the management of law and order on Saturday, which resulted in spectacular scenes of violence, looting and looting on the avenue des Champs Elysees.

The Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior, Laurent Nuñez, admitted Monday, March 18, "dysfunctions" and "a failure". "In the direction of the maneuver, we were less offensive than usual, less responsive," he said, adding:

"The whole chain of command is going to be examined. "

Inappropriate instructions were passed to reduce the use of "defense ball launchers" (LBD), lamented Prime Minister Philippe.

Regretting a "inhibition" of law enforcement and a policing strategy "not implemented", Christophe Castaner also said that "decisions, instructions (had) escaped" to the police prefect.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld



No one died and several were wounded on Monday, March 18, during a streetcar shootout in the Dutch city of Utrecht, local police said, citing a possible "terrorist" trail.

The police, who do not rule out the terrorist trail, announced that the gunman was on the run, not ruling out that there were others.

Relief services reported that three helicopters had been deployed to take care of the victims.

The police spokesman said the thesis of a terrorist motivation was being considered.

The Counter-Terrorism Coordinator convened a crisis meeting.

"An investigation into the shooting on the 24th of October square in Utrecht is under way.

In this one, we also take into account a possible terrorist motive, "said the police in a tweet.

The Dutch Prime Minister said he was "deeply worried".

Mark Rutte reacted quickly on Monday morning after the incident.

Police have tightened security at key airports and buildings in the country.

The Dutch authorities have raised at their highest level the terrorist threat in the Utrecht region.

"We do not exclude anything, not even a terrorist attack. "

It is with these words that the Mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen, ends his short communique in which he evokes

"A horrible and radical incident" that took place this morning in his city.

In other major cities, the police presence has been strengthened.

In The Hague, heavily armed police were deployed around the parliament and the government headquarters.

In Rotterdam, police announced that surveillance has been increased around railway stations and mosques.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld


The eighteenth of the movement of "yellow vests", followed by 10,000 people in Paris and more than 30,000 in France Saturday, March 16, according to the authorities, has experienced a strong upsurge of violence.

According to the figures provided by the authorities, some 237 people were arrested at Paris rallies. These arrests resulted in police custody for 185 adults and 15 minors.

The scene has sad airs of déjà-vu. Avenue des Champs-Elysées was again awake Sunday, March 17, marked by the stigma of a Saturday of urban violence. Bank burned, windows of broken restaurants, looting ... Near a hundred businesses were affected in the capital, including the Champs-Elysees.

Monday, Emmanuel Macron met at 11:30 his prime minister, Edouard Philippe, and his three ministers in charge of the interior and justice - Christophe Castaner, Laurent Nuñez and Nicole Belloubet - to develop proposals to try to restore public order.

The 1,500 "black blocks" who participated in the violence on the Champs-Elysees during the "act 18" of the "yellow vests" were well prepared not to be spotted by the police.

While the methods of these violent groups are known, these thugs have managed to do a lot of damage. In question, their number and well-honed organization.

If the blacks blocks were able to act so brutally Saturday, it is first because they were very numerous. According to the Ministry of the Interior, 1,500 ultra-violent individuals had infiltrated the demonstration and had hidden themselves in thousands of "yellow vests".

The "black blocks" have also changed their mode of action, which would be synonymous with the arrival of new members. In comparison: on May 1, "black blocks" had tried to set fire to MacDonald while other people had managed to dissuade them because there was an apartment building above and that it would put other people's lives in danger. This time, there was the same phenomenon but the other "black blocks" could not prevent the fire of the bank with the spread to higher floors. A woman and her baby, stuck on the second floor, were rescued by firefighters.

Finally, it seems that the action was carefully prepared. The police controls set up at the entrances to Paris did not give anything: no hammer no iron bar was discovered.

The Secretary of State to the Minister of the Interior, Laurent Nuñez, admitted Monday, March 18, "dysfunctions" and "a failure". "In the direction of the maneuver, we were less offensive than usual, less reactive," he assured, before adding: "It's the whole chain of command that will be examined. A direct challenge to the Prefecture of Police in Paris, which echoes the statements of Matignon, Sunday evening:

"Our device was deeply adapted to the events of December 1st. The analysis of yesterday's events shows that it proved insufficient in its execution to contain this violence and avoid the actions of thugs. We must take all the consequences of these dysfunctions. The Prime Minister will make his adaptation proposals to the President of the Republic tomorrow at 11:30 am to strengthen the doctrine and ensure at all times the firmness of its execution. The announcements will be made in the following hours. "

Have there been any flaws in the security device? In the police, several voices are now raised to denounce the manner in which the presence of these thugs was managed Saturday. Their number would have been underestimated by the intelligence services before the demonstration. Also, some question the security system itself: 5,000 police and gendarmes were mobilized in Paris, but much was around the Elysee and places of power, or for the march for the climate that had place at the same time elsewhere in the capital! Some senior officers point to the lack of coordination between CRS and the police. And point to the police headquarters, responsible for organizing security.

Several voices have risen in the ranks of the police to criticize the choices of the Prefecture of Police of Paris.

Paris police chief Michel Delpuech has resigned. Michel Delpuech, 66, was a regular starter after the Benalla affair and the various polemics on the management of public order in the capital.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld
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La France a rapatrié de Syrie cinq enfants de jihadistes vendredi 15 mars 2019.

La France a rapatrié, vendredi 15 mars, « plusieurs mineurs orphelins et isolés, âgés de 5 ans et moins, qui se trouvaient dans des camps du nord-est de la Syrie », annonce le ministère des Affaires étrangères.

Avec la chute du dernier bastion détenu par l’organisation Etat islamique, la question du devenir des Français détenus en Syrie est devenue un casse-tête pour le gouvernement.

Que faire de ces Français qui, au nom du djihad, ont rejoint ces dernières années l’organisation Etat islamique en Syrie et en Irak et se trouvent détenus dans la région ?

« La décision a été prise au regard de la situation de ces très jeunes enfants particulièrement vulnérables », indique le ministère des Affaires étrangères.

Il s'agit d' orphelins qui seront pris en charge par leur famille ou une famille d’accueil.

« Ces enfants font l’objet d’un suivi médical et psychologique particulier et ont été remis aux autorités judiciaires. » poursuit le ministère.

Mais le rapatriement des seuls enfants n’est « pas envisagé à l’heure actuelle », selon les termes de Laurent Nuñez, secrétaire d’Etat à l’intérieur, mercredi 13 mars, devant la commission des affaires étrangères de l’Assemblée nationale. Cela conduirait, en effet, à séparer les enfants de leurs parents (le plus souvent de leur mère), ce qui paraît exclu.

« Pour ce qui est des enfants, c’est une approche au cas par cas qui est menée, en particulier en lien avec la Croix-Rouge internationale. C’est une approche humanitaire qui est suivie, et avec beaucoup de vigilance », avait déclaré le chef de l’Etat français depuis Nairobi, au Kenya.

Pour les adultes, le problème qui relève du casse-tête sécuritaire, juridique et politique, la réponse est tout autre . « S’agissant des ressortissants français adultes, combattants et djihadistes ayant suivi Daech au Levant, la position de la France n’a pas changé : ils doivent être jugés sur le territoire où ils ont commis leurs crimes », a par ailleurs souligné vendredi le ministère des affaires étrangères.

« C’est une question de justice et de sécurité à la fois. »

Jaimie Potts pour DayNewsWorld


British Prime Minister Theresa May is disappointed in what looks like the Brexit drama.

Two months after a first vote sanction Westminster, the Parliament again rejected, Tuesday, March 12, the agreement concluded between Brussels and London by 391 votes against 242.

Yet in this second version of the divorce agreement, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, had accepted new legal clauses to reassure British MPs.

But the future of the Irish border still crystallizes the opposition of Parliament.

The "backstop" device, imagined in Brussels, did not convince her.

While MEPs refuse any physical demarcation separating the Republic of Ireland from the United Kingdom, they fear however to remain dependent on European regulations in the absence of such separation.

The divorce project seems deadlocked.

After this new rejection of the agreement concluded by Theresa May with the European Union, the British MPs must now speak on the principle of no deal ("not agree").

Will they vote a third time for a "limited" postponement of the Brexit date, set for the moment at March 29th.

Voting is scheduled between 18:00 and 20:00, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld



"I am personally opposed to an extension of Article 50. Our overriding objective should be to work on an agreement and to come out on 29 March" from the EU, said Prime Minister Theresa May."

The concern of some members has pushed the head of government Theresa May to give the last word to Parliament. Several of his ministers have even threatened to resign in recent days if the risk of an exit without agreement materializes.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced Tuesday, February 26 that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement on the condition that its Parliament validate this option. It also opens the door to a postponement.

If the deputies rejected by March 12 the agreement on Brexit, then their decision to leave the EU without agreement or a postponement of the fateful date, still set for March 29.

But the Conservative minister was careful to reiterate that she was personally opposed to this postponement of the planned date, March 29, and stressed that it could not go beyond June, because otherwise United Kingdom should participate in the European elections at the end of May.

The Conservative leader said she intended to proceed in three stages.

First, it will present to MPs before March 12 a modified version of the divorce agreement it signed in late November with Brussels and that the Parliament overwhelmingly rejected mid-January.

In the event of rejection, she will ask MEPs on 13 March if they want to leave the EU without agreement. If it refuses, then it will present a motion on March 14 asking "if the Parliament wants a short and limited extension of Article 50" of the Lisbon Treaty, which triggered the process of exit from the European Union there is almost two years.

And what do the other EU countries think about it?

Accept a postponement by the end of 2019, or more? Why not, if the British decide to hold a new referendum or call a general election. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labor Party, said Monday night that his party was ready to support an amendment calling for a second referendum, to block the "deal" of Ms. May. But if it's just to prolong the procrastination in the House of Commons? "Will a little more time help them decide? There is doubt, "said a diplomat from a northern EU country.

The Europeans want at all costs to prevent the British being still members of the Union at the time of the European elections at the end of May.

If the UK is to remain a member of the EU beyond these deadlines, the British should participate in the European elections.

Worse, perhaps: still at the table at the European Council, for an indefinite time, they could continue to be involved in the crucial discussion of the next multiannual Community budget (2021-2027): the means to influence a fundamental instruments of common policy at twenty-seven. What the Europeans do not want.

A "no deal" remains in this case a very serious assumption in Brussels.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld


Faced with strong migratory pressure, Madrid will increase the height of the double border fences that separate Morocco from its enclave of Ceuta. This strengthening of the barrier will be done by raising its height, announced this Saturday the Spanish Ministry of the Interior which also indicated that the barbed wire at the top of these fences would be replaced by other non-offensive material.

"The height of the fence will be increased by 30%, reaching ten meters, where most of the entries occurred," said Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska during a visit to Ceuta .

"All the barbed wire (in Ceuta) will be replaced by an element (...) that will guarantee security without hurting all along the fence," he added.

He also mentioned facial recognition systems at border crossings and the improvement of video surveillance systems. Works that "will start in about a month and a half", according to the Spanish Ministry.

The goal is to "have a safer, more modern border with more sophisticated technology," the minister said.

The fence has indeed been stormed several times in recent years by African migrants who wanted to enter the Spanish enclave which, with that of Melilla, is the only land border between Africa and the European Union. Some of these assaults were violent, such as those of last July and August, when migrants entered Ceuta by throwing quicklime and excrement against the police.

Sometimes migrants cut their hands, arms or legs against the barbed wire during their attempt to cross over so that human rights organizations have called for their withdrawal.

According to figures from the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, 726 migrants gained Ceuta and Melilla illegally between 1 January and 13 February by land while another 4,889 migrants during the same period landed on Spanish coasts on board vessels. .

The Spanish coasts are the main route of entry by sea into the EU of irregular migrants.

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Bishop Luigi Ventura, Pope's 74-year-old French ambassador, is under investigation for sexual assault, according to a judicial source. An article in Le Monde said he is suspected of touching a young executive of the Paris City Hall while the latter welcomed him during a ceremony at the City Hall.

The facts would have occurred on January 17 on the occasion of the wishes of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the civil authorities, diplomatic and religious, details the newspaper.

Monsignor Luigi Ventura would have touched "several times" this young man of the General Delegation for International Relations (DGRI) of the City of Paris.

The mayor of Paris reported to the public prosecutor, under article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, that a young municipal official had complained of repeated touching of the 74-year-old Italian prelate during the ceremony of vows at the City Hall on January 17th.

Diplomatic immunity?

Bishop Ventura is considered the Vatican ambassador to the French government. .

He is since 2009, the representative of the pope in Paris.

He is responsible for ensuring both the link between the Holy See and the French State, between the pope and the bishops he proposes for appointment.

It is for example to him that the bishop of Dax had, in April 2017, submitted his resignation after the revelation

"Inappropriate attitudes" towards young people.

Recipient of diplomatic status, religious could play diplomatic immunity to escape the justice of men.

One more affair at the time of the announcement of the world release, on February 21, of the book Sodoma , an investigation at the heart of Vatican mores by Frédéric Martel.

Boby Dean for DayNewsWorld



Driving schools are demonstrating today, Monday, February 11, 2019.

Their leaders gathered massively at the gates of Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice ... causing gigantic traffic jams.

The PC of Radio France counted shortly before 8 am in the morning, an hour and a half of traffic jam on the A3 motorway, between Aulnay sous Bois and Bagnolet and Seine Saint Denis towards Paris, but also an hour of traffic jam on the A6 between Viry Chatillon (Essonne) and the capital, and again, a serious slowdown on the A13 between Rocquencourt (Yvelines) and the capital.

Seventy-five cars were counted at 7 o'clock in the morning, at Porte d'Auteuil, Porte de Clignancourt, and at Vincennes, on the ring road where a snail operation was taking place.

The professionals converged in the early afternoon towards the Place d'Italie!

As with the Yellow Vests, the slogans implicated Emmanuel Macron: "King Macron! The people are fed up with it "could be read on the windshields of cars.

It is a parliamentary report that has not yet been made public that has set fire to the powder and is behind this new bronca.

This report, which was written by LREM du Gard, Françoise Dumas, has just been handed to the Prime Minister (last Friday 08/09/2019). It should be remembered that in November Emmanuel Macron had promised "a drastic drop" in the cost of driving licenses which averaged around € 1800 according to a study by UFC-Que Choisir (2016).

The response of the unions of the profession was not long in coming: "We do not want to deliver Low Cost training for a Uberized driver's license".

Everything is said in a few words!

Even if the 3 professional organizations admit that for the moment they know only part of what is in the report, "because Madame Dumas has kindly read a part of them", they sense "that she did not tell them everything because they (we) felt it very uncomfortable ".

The president of the majority union, CNPA-Education Routière already accuses the executive of wanting to create a system that would kill the proximity and braider the quality of driving license education.

We find in the protest of the driving schools, the same criticisms as those of the Yellow Vests, vis-à-vis a choice of society "that ruffles" and which is not accepted. "If the modern world is the destruction of social gains and wages, I call it back to the nineteenth century," said Philippe Colombani, the founding President of the UNIC union.

To drive down the price of a driving license, driving schools are proposing a drop in the tax burden (?), Recalling that a driving license is 70% of taxes.

The government finds itself in the same dilemma as the fuel tax that triggered the Yellow Vests movement and its denial of tax consent on November 17, 2018.

"Let the politicians look at each other a little in the mirror and tell themselves that if we got there it may also be their fault: they have for years and years stacked taxes"!

It can not be any clearer ! A word, hello !

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



A dozen leaders will have to answer, from Tuesday, February 12, before the Supreme Court of Madrid of "sedition" and "rebellion". It is undoubtedly "the most important process" that Spain has faced since the democratic transition, in the words of the President of the Supreme Court, Carlos Lesmes. Twelve Catalan independence leaders will be judged for their role in the October 2017 attempt to secede from Catalonia, in violation of Spain's constitutional order.

A historic trial that opens Tuesday for about three months and will be broadcast live on television.

Up to 25 years in prison

The main figure of the attempted secession, the former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, exiled in Belgium, will be the great absent on the dock, Spain not judging the absence for serious offenses.

The main protagonist will be his former Vice President Oriol Junqueras, against whom the prosecution has required 25 years in prison. The failure of the unilateral proclamation of independence of 27 October, the dismissal of the Catalan government and the flight of Carles Puigdemont in Belgium, did not convince him to flee. This "sacrifice" gives it a special aura in the eyes of the separatists. In the eyes of the law, he faces twenty-five years in prison.

Sentences ranging from were required against the other eleven accused, including the former president of the Catalan Parliament, several regional "ministers" and leaders of the powerful ANC and Omnium Cultural independent associations face sentences ranging from 7 to 17 years. Nine accused in total are prosecuted for rebellion, aggravated by the offense of embezzlement of public funds for six of them, and are in custody.

A referendum deemed illegal.

The separatists had organized on 1 October 2017 a referendum of self-determination banned by justice and then proclaimed October 27 an independent Catalan republic, triggering the most serious political crisis that Spain has known since the end of Francoism.

At the center of the trial is the issue of violence.

The disputed charge of rebellion presupposes the existence of a violent uprising. For the prosecution, there has been violence accused including "called the citizens to participate in the referendum of October 1 being aware of [its] illegality and the fact that explosions of violence could occur."

For the separatists, the only violence was that of the police on the day of the referendum. This is what the German justice system withdrew when it refused to extradite former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. The jurists being divided on this question, the representative of the interests of the State accuse besides the defendants that of sedition and claims penalties of twelve years maximum.

The Catalan separatists denounce a "political trial" which shows that, in order to preserve its territorial integrity, Spain is able to restrict "fundamental rights".

The president of the Spanish government, the Socialist Pedro Sanchez, would have done well this trial even as the prime minister tries to negotiate its draft budget 2019 with the Catalan separatist parties. The separatists, without whom Pedro Sanchez has no majority in parliament, are ready to block the budget on Wednesday, opening the door to the call for early elections.

More than a year after the fact, the Catalan question remains a hot topic in Spain.

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid at the call of the right and extreme right of Vox against the head of government Pedro Sanchez, accused of "high treason" for having dialogue with the separatists.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld


An unexpected encounter took place on Tuesday in Montargis (Loiret), between the Yellow Vests and the leader of the 5 Stars Movement Luigi Di Maio, currently Italian Deputy Prime Minister. Luigi Di Maio himself made it public. "Today, we made a jump to France and we met the leader of the" yellow vests "Christophe Chalençon and the candidates in the European elections of Ingrid Levavasseur's RIC [Rally of Citizens' Initiative] list, a- he announced on Tuesday, February 5, on Facebook.

"A new provocation" for the Quai d'Orsay

This meeting was experienced as a new provocation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "This new provocation is not acceptable between neighboring countries and partners in the European Union," denounced Wednesday the Quai d'Orsay. "Mr. Di Maio, who assumes governmental responsibilities, must take care not to undermine, by his repeated interferences, our bilateral relations, in the interest of France as well as of Italy ". Even the Italian embassy in France had not been informed of the minister's visit to the country.

M5S support for Yellow Vests

However, this meeting materializes the support shown by the leader of the Italian 5-star Movement (M5S) to the French "yellow jackets" on the M5S blog in early January. In his message the Deputy Prime Minister encouraged the "yellow vests" to continue the "hard battle" comparing their movement to that of the 5-Star Movement, claiming that the two are animated "of the same spirit". The 5-star movement, founded in 2009 by Beppe Grillo and Gianroberto Casaleggio, is indeed an organization neither right nor left. And not defining itself as a political party, it campaigns to stimulate a form of direct democracy, through opposition to forms of representative democracies. In the 2016 municipal elections, he won the cities of Rome and Turin. Advancing widely, with 32% of the votes, the other political parties in the Italian general elections of 2018, he formed a coalition government with the Northern League led by independent Giuseppe Conte.

No alliance but exchanges

At the meeting the two parties exchanged. "The exchange was very cordial. We realize that there is a lot of common ground between our approach and the M5S, which is born from the same demands of the people, "said Christophe Chalençon World. "We compared our respective platforms, talked about how they were structured, it's very interesting. ", he added. The RIC list is linked to an online NOos-citizens platform that is supposed to allow citizens' demands to be aggregated, before bringing out the most frequent ones to bring them into the political debate. M5S was also built thanks to its digital platform "Rousseau" which allowed the coordination and the definition of the electoral program. For his part, Mr. Di Maio spoke about "a beautiful meeting, the first one before so many others, during which we talked about our countries, social rights and direct democracy". There was no question of alliances.

Vivid dissension in the Yellow Vests

This meeting with the MS5 is surprising, however, by the notorious absence of the head of the list Ingrid Levavasseur and the role played by Christophe Chalençon as spokesperson of the RIC.

Mr. Chalençon, 52, is a blacksmith craftsman, he was a candidate for the legislative in the Vaucluse in 2017 under the various right label. This media figure of the movement of the "yellow vests", was pointed out by claiming, on December 3, 2018 "the resignation of the current government" and the arrival to Matignon "of a strong man like the general of Villiers". His legitimacy as "leader" of "yellow vests" has always been challenged by the movement's base. She was also vigorously challenged by Ingrid Levavasseur who denied that he was the spokesperson for the movement.

The young woman also indicates that she was only informed at the last minute of the meeting, to which she was opposed.

She maintains that this event "has no connection with the RIC".

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



The ghost of the nol deal has moved away momentarily. Two weeks after massively rejecting the agreement on Brexit presented by Theresa May, British MPs debated Tuesday, January 29 to find a solution to the impasse on Brexit. They demanded a revision of the agreement, on the border between the two Ireland while refusing a dry exit from the EU.

Of seven amendments to the draft withdrawal negotiated by Theresa May that the House of Commons had rejected January 15 by 432 votes against 202 five of seven were refused

The other amendments tabled by Labor to give Parliament a hand in deciding the terms of Brexit were also swept away

That of the conservative Caroline Spelman which aimed to exclude an exit from the European Union without agreement, was however approved (318 votes against 310).

And Conservative Graham Brady's amendment demanding a revision of the "backstop" intended to avoid a border between the two Ireland was adopted by 317 votes against 301.

He calls for the replacement of the North Irish backstop with alternative mechanisms.

MEPs therefore instructed their Prime Minister Theresa May to renegotiate with the EU this safeguard clause meant to avoid the reestablishment of a physical border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after leaving the European Union.

"It is now clear that there is a way to bring a substantial and lasting majority in Parliament to leave the EU with an agreement," concluded Ms May announcing that she would call for "legally binding changes".

"The withdrawal agreement is and remains the best way to ensure an orderly withdrawal from the UK from the EU. The backstop (the provision to avoid a return to a physical boundary between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland) is part of the withdrawal agreement and the agreement is not open to renegotiation.

The conclusions of the December EU summit are very clear on this point, "responded a spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk.

The reopening of the talks with Brussels seems compromised ..

"If the UK's positions for the future partnership are to evolve, the EU would be ready to reconsider its offer and adapt the content and ambition level of the political declaration, while respecting its established principles", he announced, even considering a prorogation.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld



The Parliament, headed by 35-year-old Guaido, who has declared himself president, is more than determined to provoke the departure of the elected president, Mr Maduro.

It meets this Tuesday, January 29 with a program of the most targeted: the review of a law on "the transition to democracy", the study of "the country's bailout" and a "debate on free elections and transparent ".

Opposition demonstrations have already claimed at least 35 lives, according to several NGOs, and Pope Francis said he feared a "bloodbath." ". All eyes are on this country around which a real diplomatic battle is being played out.

A diplomatic battle

Indeed the United States immediately recognized the new self-proclaimed President Juan Guido as acting president of Venezuela. Donald Trump immediately announced in a statement that he officially recognized Juan Guaido as "interim president of Venezuela" recalling that the National Assembly had declared President Nicolas Maduro "illegitimate". "The people of Venezuela bravely spoke against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law. ", he added

Canada, Colombia and Brazil, Washington's allies in the region, have followed suit, as well as Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro.

"The blood that can flow in Venezuela will be on your hands, Donald Trump," Nicolas Maduro said late Monday, furious after the announcement of new sanctions Washington.

More and more voices are joining forces with Juan Guaido, especially in Europe where six countries (Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands) have given until Sunday to the socialist president to organize elections, fault what they will recognize his adversary.

However, China and Russia, both permanent members of the UN Security Council, have supported Nicolas Maduro. This is a direct path to arbitrariness and bloodshed, "said the Russian Foreign Ministry. Cuba, led by President Miguel Díaz-Canel, Mexico's left-wing President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador Bolivia's socialist Evo Morales also supported the Chavista president, as well as North Korea's Turkey.

Two diplomatic fronts clash strangely reminiscent of the bipolar world, and Donald Trump did not hesitate to use the economic power of the United States to try to bend the chavist.

Economic sanctions:

"I will continue to use all the economic and diplomatic power of the United States to push for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy. "Said the White House tenant.

Also on Monday, the United States targeted the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA, accused of being "a vehicle of corruption", prohibiting it from trading with US entities and freezing its assets abroad. The objective displayed by the US Treasury is to prevent "the diversion of more resources" by Nicolas Maduro. For his part, Juan Guaido announced that he was taking control of Venezuela's assets abroad, to prevent the head of state from squandering them in case he leaves the presidency. He even started "the process of appointing the executive committees of PDVSA and Citgo", a subsidiary of refineries in the United States. But all the economy of the country, which has the largest reserves of crude oil in the world, is based on oil ...

"They want us to steal the company Citgo, us Venezuelans," denounced Nicolas Maduro, announcing to prosecute against the United States.

Maduro's military support until when?

In addition to economic sanctions, the Americans and the Venezuelan opposition turned to the army. In fact, the army has been holding President Maduro in power since 2013. "We, soldiers of our homeland, do not accept a president who is imposed in the shadow of obscure interests or self-proclaimed in the margins of the law ( ...) The army defends our Constitution and is the guarantor of national sovereignty, "the Defense Minister wrote on Twitter after self-proclaimed President Juan Guido.

But John Bolton, a national security adviser to the White House, urged the military and security forces to accept the "peaceful, democratic and constitutional" transition of power. In the same vein, Juan Guaido offered the amnesty to the officials and military who would support him.So Saturday Venezuela's military attache in Washington, Colonel José Luis Silva defected ...

With his international support, Juan Guaido calls to demonstrate on Wednesday, "to demand the armed forces that they stand on the side of the people," and Saturday, "to support the support of the European Union and the ultimatum ".

In addition to the bloodshed, the international community also fears the humanitarian catastrophe in this country, once the richest in Latin America, which is currently fighting between hyperinflation (10.000.000% in 2019 according to the IMF) and serious shortages of food and medicine.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld



Ambiguous ! It is the qualifier "the most moderate" that we found to describe the event that constituted, on January 22, 2019, the ceremony of the signing of the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle, by Emmanuel Macron (for France) and Angela Merckel (for Germany). And that's an understatement!

The reactions (except official) many have indeed been very negative most of the time. They will, in this tone, still flourish as the event has surprised both on form and substance because both of these aspects have, in fact, made uncomfortable.

On form first: The surprise was total because nothing had filtered before the information falls on January 8, 2019 about the preparation of a Franco-German treaty. Better text announcing the latter was not attached to the statement issued by the Elysee on that date.

After having secretly signed the Marrakech Treaty on Immigration, the Elysee has thus put itself in a situation of recidivism, carrying the protest of many media who have since been authorized to qualify the operation as "official propaganda".

Once again, Emmanuel Macron, who was a paragon of transparency during the presidential campaign, "stuck" himself completely with the French, even as the country was in the midst of popular excitement with the demonstrations of yellow vests claiming more democratic consultations (RIC).

Naturally, it was to be expected, the opposition to LREM immediately mounted the niche to denounce the process, unfortunately speaking some excesses of the style "France will lose Alsace and Lorraine," which is false.

As a result, the response was simple, as usual: the executive immediately demonized his opponents.

So what is hiding, fundamentally, this treaty negotiated in total opacity and whose text was not put online until January 18 (for a signature on the 22nd)?

So we went to see the text (which has 28 articles) and we read it in its entirety, in order to get an idea as accurately as possible about its content. Reading done, and like many analysts we were shocked!

The Treaty of Aix la Chapelle signed on January 22, 2019 is based on the one signed on January 22, 1963 by Charles de Gaulle (who must turn in his grave) and Konrad Adenauer at the Elysee which he took the name while that of 2019 has just been signed in the city of Charlemagne, Aachen. All a symbol!

The aim in 1963 by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer in the Elysée Treaty was to engage Franco-German reconciliation, a little less than 20 years after the murderous and destructive war of 1939/1945.

For General de Gaulle, the partnership resulting from this reconciliation could only be balanced!

However, it is clear that today the concessions made to Germany in the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle are in reverse. This bilateral treaty goes much further than the reaffirmation of the Franco-German friendship displayed during the 1963 Elysée Treaty whose 56 th anniversary serves as a pretext and communication (timely both the protagonists are in difficulty in their respective countries) for the two European leaders.

Seen from France, and after reading and analysis, one is obliged to agree that Emmanuel Macron, with the complicity (or the overriding will) of Angela Merckel has subscribed completely, through every line or almost the treaty to a reversal of influence between the two powers, and all this to prepare the Europe of tomorrow, according to the wishes of the two heads of state.

To achieve his ends, Emmanuel Macron refused any prior discussion. There has been no parliamentary debate before, as complained Marie Noëlle Lienemann who put online a petition against MEP Emmanuel Maurel summarized: "Macron concedes, Merckel pockets". There has been no parliamentary debate before, and there will be none after, the two assemblies having to be solicited only to ratify the treaty? Is there any hope that if criticism increases, there could be a referendum? But the hope is low when we see the answers made to the yellow jackets on the RIC.

Moreover, to avoid all attempts to contest Emmanuel Macron took the lead in not hesitating to practice moral intimidation and emasculating in advance the freedom of expression. "Those who forget the value of peace spread lies (?) And are complicit in the crimes of the past" (just that!). Refuse to say that the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle is a good treaty, so it would be, according to the Head of State take the risk of being described as Nazi!

This blackmail is, of course, intolerable, like the amalgamation and its self-attribution of a moral magisterium, though almost non-existent.

The process is grotesque because at the same time Donald Trump's relations with America and Emmanuel Macron's Franco-German vision of Franco-German relations come about 50 years later to lessen the authority and place of France, both within Europe (and the world) and in its Franco-German relationship, simply because criticizing the EU would have criticized Europe and be against peace. From this principle, French democracy has just been a little more asphyxiated.

Not being intimidated, nor likely to be, we will first of all recall some truths. First, we will remember that the Franco-German Treaty of 1963 had already gone wrong in comparison with the "sovereignist" vision that prevailed in the mind of General de Gaulle, the initial objectives of the treaty having been thwarted by the Parliament. German through an Atlantic preamble confirming the "protection" at the level of the Defense of Europe by the umbrella of NATO.

In concrete terms, the new Franco-German treaty unbalances the status quo on which peace was based in favor of Germany, in that it supports Germany's demand for a permanent seat on the Security Council. The most optimistic can argue that this claim is unlikely to be met, as at least 10 countries, beginning with India and Japan, would like to have a seat on the UN Security Council as well. But this clause has nothing to do in the Treaty of Aachen, France having obtained this place in the aftermath of the Second World War, at a time when Germany was defeated and while she already possessed the nuclear weapon, which Germany still does not have.

The Treaty of Aix la Chapelle strengthens the economic imbalance between Germany and France. This imbalance was born from the creation of the euro, the principle of a single currency could have succeeded if Germany had potted a mark at a reduced price while simultaneously the French leaders, vain, had on their side put in pot an overvalued franc (Mitterrand / Schröder decisions). Things got worse as Germany's economic growth (based on a 40% increase in its industrial output) continued to rise until it produced a surplus in its foreign trade balance. € 248 billion, while France, for its part, shows a deficit of € 67 million. France has steadily been impoverished since the creation of the euro; the finding also explains the anger of Yellow Vests whose purchasing power has continued to decline. Relations between France and Germany are not healthy since the 2000s, the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle can only worry and continue to worry because of the restrictive policy that Germany imposes on the rest of the world. European continent (see studies by Josef Stieglitz).

The Treaty of Aix la Chapelle frowned on the other 25 European countries that are members of the EU. Italian Council President Guiseppe Conte, who recently recalled "the historical friendship between Rome and Paris" has just stated that Germany and France had made fun of their European partners because of the fact that had been held until now that the seat of France at the United Nations would in time be given to Europe?

As we have just seen, the guidelines of the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle have already given rise to many criticisms because of the European consequences of its signature. This treaty which was signed in the backs of the French (and which should not be part of the Great National Debate), could also, according to the words of the former MEP, Patrick Louis (Lyon) sacrifice the interests of France and to dilute its power in a cooperation in which Germany is already victorious.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



At a time when Europe is weakened by the rise of nationalisms, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron sign, Tuesday, January 22 a new Franco-German treaty to elevate the bilateral relationship to a "higher level".

"This is an important moment to show that the Franco-German couple is a base that can be revived (...) at the service of strengthening the European project", argues the French Presidency while the German Chancellor believes that "Germany and France intend to continue to move things together in Europe ".

This treaty must "complete" the so-called "Elysee" signed in 1963 between General de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer who sealed the Franco-German reconciliation after three wars since 1870.

What does this treaty provide for some lack of ambition and for others a loss of sovereignty?

The two countries promise a deepening of "their cooperation on foreign policy, external and internal defense" as well as cooperation on cross-border regions, and a "joint parliamentary assembly", composed of one hundred French and German deputies.

On the military and security front:

The two countries "lend themselves to assistance and assistance by all the means at their disposal, including armed force, in case of aggression against their territory" by adopting a "mutual defense clause" in case of aggression, on the model of of that planned within NATO. For example, they can deploy assets together in the event of a terrorist attack. For this Paris and Berlin "establish the Franco-German Defense and Security Council as a political body to manage these reciprocal commitments". There is no question, however, that France "shares" with its neighbor its seat as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, even though Paris is pleading for Germany to obtain its own permanent seat there, knowing that no members of the latter oppose it.

In terms of cross-border relations.

The Treaty provides for a tightening of "links between citizens and businesses on both sides of the border" with the establishment of a "cross-border cooperation committee" bringing together states, communities and parliaments.

The objective of "bilingualism" in cross-border territories is reaffirmed, without changing the "administrative languages".

In terms of the economy and renewable energies

The two states create a "Franco-German Council of Economic Experts" composed of ten independent members to make "recommendations on economic action" of the two countries while promising "joint projects" in renewable energy and " 'energetic efficiency ".

At the diplomatic level

Paris and Berlin also want to "adopt common positions in international bodies" while considering the opening of joint embassies.

At the institutional level

The treaty establishes a "Franco-German consultative parliamentary assembly". Composed of one hundred deputies - fifty French and fifty Germans - it will sit every six months, alternately on both sides of the Rhine, and will be co-chaired by the Presidents of the National Assembly and the Bundestag, namely Richard Ferrand and Wolfgang Schäuble. The objective of this assembly, whose first meeting should be held by the end of June, will be to converge French and German law.

Strengthening the Franco-German relationship as a driving force in European construction.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced on Thursday that, despite his 82 years and his steady decline in polls, he would run for the European elections next May under the label of his party Forza Italia (FI, right ).

This is the first time that this eternal returning Italian politician for 25 years seeks elective office after being struck ineligibility, now over, linked to a conviction for tax evasion.

"At the age of mine, I decided, by sense of responsibility, to go to Europe, where there is a lack of profound thought about the future of the world," said the former head of government at the time. a campaign meeting of his party, for regional elections in Sardinia.

"Western values"

The media mogul had already led FI's campaign for the March legislative elections in Italy but could not attend due to his ineligibility.

He was then eclipsed by his young ally, Matteo Salvini, boss of the League (far right), who surpassed him in the coalition (17% against 14% for FI) in the ballot and then allied with the 5-star Movement (M5S, antisystem), to govern.

The choice of Matteo Salvini paid: for months, the League exceeds 30% of voting intentions in the polls, while FI has dropped below the 10% mark.

But this does not seem to have affected the tenacity of the billionaire, who suffered an open heart surgery in 2017 and is still the subject of several trials for witness tampering after his libertine parties, called "bunga bunga".

"With my knowledge, my experiences and my ability to convince, I think I can play an important role and make European citizens understand that we risk moving away from Western values" and being "dominated by a Chinese empire whose convictions and the values ​​are opposed to ours, "he assured.

Caiman, who has been four times the head of the Italian government, should have no trouble getting elected on his party's list.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld




UK MPs overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal on Tuesday, 15 January, adding to uncertainty about the future of the UK. Less than three months from the planned date of its exit from the European Union, the House of Commons refused the divorce agreement, obtained by Theresa in Brussels. The treaty reached by the conservative leader got only 202 votes against 432, the biggest defeat suffered by a British leader since the 1920s.

In the aftermath the Labor opposition, led by Jeremy Corbyn, presented a no-confidence motion against Theresa May's government after a defeat he calls "catastrophic" for the latter. But there is a good chance that the hundred or so Conservatives, who in December wanted to overthrow the head of the government, do not join the Labor Party this time, on pain of losing power. The DUP and several conservative rebel deputies announced that they would support Theresa May ...

Theresa May now has until Monday to present to Parliament a "Plan B" if she survives the motion of no confidence. "The chamber has spoken and this government will listen," she said immediately after the vote. For Theresa May, however, as for the European Union, the rejected text is the only one and the best one possible. ..

Several scenarios are now possible.

1 ° Plan B

The threat of a "no deal" is not automatic if the agreement is rejected in the House of Commons. Last week, MPs passed an amendment requiring the executive to submit an amended "plan B" within three business days. If in fact, given the limited time allowed by the amendment, it is difficult to envisage, the government could present a declaration of intent to Parliament, pledging to renegotiate a better agreement with Brussels.

2 ° The postponement of Brexit

A postponement of Brexit is one of the possibilities allowed by an extension of Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union. Moreover, a hundred MEPs pledged Monday to support a request for a postponement of London. However, it requires the agreement of the 27 Member States, which is not won.

But in this case, what about the European elections, which will take place between 23 and 26 May? According to a diplomatic source "an extension after March 29 is possible but not beyond June 30 because the new European Parliament will be constituted". Exit then British MPs ... This solution would not be the easiest for possible renegotiations. A scenario that would only allow London to save time ...

3 ° The "No deal"

One of the possible scenarios is that of a Brexit without agreement or "no deal" that calls for the hard Brexiters. "The people did not vote for a deal, but to leave the European Union," said Jacob Rees-Mogg, their leader in Parliament, for whom the exit of the Union would allow the United Kingdom to find its independence, especially economic.

4 ° Second referendum

So far excluded by Theresa May, the hypothesis of a second referendum is demanded by the Europhiles who hope for a reverse result from that of June 23, 2016. But what question to ask the nation: maintenance in the EU or approval of the plan? from Theresa May .Or exit without agreement.

Let's conclude Theresa May! "If the agreement is not voted (...), we will find ourselves in unknown territory. I do not think anyone can say exactly what could happen then, "said the Prime Minister.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld




The mayor of Gdańsk Pawel Adamowicz, a major Polish port, was wounded on Sunday night with a live knife on TV.

This very popular liberal personality Pawel Adamowicz was stabbed several times by a 27-year-old aggressor. "Pawel Adamowicz, mayor of Gdansk, a man of Solidarity and Freedom, a European, my good friend, was murdered.

May he rest in peace, "replied Elon Tusk. The attack caused a shock wave in Poland. Since the fall of communism, the country had practically no more violent incidents of this kind.

This attack took place Sunday in front of hundreds of people, on the stage of the Grand Orchester de Charité, the most popular event in the country.

As every year for the last twenty-seven years volunteers have distributed small red sticker hearts in exchange for donations for the purchase of pediatric medical equipment.

Pawel Adamowicz, who had participated in the day's collection, was taking part in the traditional festivities of the evening when a man came up with a knife in his hand.

The latter stabbed him several times, then grabbed a microphone: "Hello hello, my name is Stefan, I was put in prison while I was innocent. The Civic Platform put me in prison while I was innocent. The Civic Platform tortured me, so Adamowicz died tonight. ". The vigilantes quickly mastered the author of the hits at.

"Political crime" or gesture of an imbalance

Did Stefan, sentenced to several years of detention for a series of robberies, have a political motive? He claims to have been innocent but thrown into jail and "tortured" by the OP (the Civic Platform, opposition party) backing the mayor's candidacy for municipal elections last fall.

For some this attack would have been favored by the violence of the political debate between the PiS (the conservative party) today in power and the centrist opposition.

His sentence coincides partially with the second legislature of the Civic Platform (PO), Liberal party in power from 2007 to 2015 and of which Pawel Adamowicz was one of the founding members. The independent press and part of the general public question the climate of "hatred" fueled by politicians and some media denouncing a deep fracture in Polish society. The editors of the two largest newspapers in the country, Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita, went so far as to speak of "political crime".

The gesture of the former robber would not be only an isolated act that would translate more a mental imbalance but the reflection of a violence of the Polish society than the thousands of people who manifested Monday evening in silence in several cities of the country in tribute to Pawel Adamowicz and against the "hate" wanted to denounce.

It is also a warning to the ultraconservative Law and Justice Party (PiS), which has been the undisputed ruler of Poland since 2015.

Britney Delsey  for DayNewsWorld


Italian jails await Cesare Battisti "not because of his political ideas, but for the four crimes he has committed as well as for various crimes related to the armed struggle and terrorism", commented the head of the Italian government Giuseppe Tale.

Almost forty years of escape for Cesare Battisti. It is now the Italian jails that await the former militant of extreme Italian left.

He arrived in Rome on Monday, where he must be imprisoned after being expelled by Bolivia. "He will return directly from Bolivia.

In this way the ex-terrorist will serve the sentence pronounced by the Italian justice: perpetuity! Said Italian Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede on his Twitter account.

The former member of the Armed Proletarians for Communism in the 1970s - the "lead years" in Italy - was arrested Sunday in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Wearing false mustache and drunk beard, he met no resistance when arrested by Bolivian police Interpol.

Cesare Battisti, 64, is a former militant of the far-left armed Proletaries group for communism classified as terrorist by Italy and raging alongside the Red Brigades in the 1970s in Italy sowing terror. Arrested in 1979 and sentenced to 13 years in prison for involvement in an armed gang, he escaped from Frosinone prison in 1981.

After the denunciation of a repentant, Cesare Battisti was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment in 1993 for two murders and two conspiracies of murder in the late 1970s.

He led a life of exile, first finding refuge in France under François Mitterrand, then in Mexico before joining Brazil Lula. The Italian had resumed his life in this country where he has a young minor son of a Brazilian mother, a fatherhood on which he relied to legally protect him from an extradition from Brazil. In December 2018 he fled to Bolivia following the election of Jair Bolsonaro, who during his campaign had promised to extradite him.

In 2002, Cesare Battisti, who had become a crime writer, had said "take on this historic period", while pleading his innocence. "I am convicted for crimes that were committed by the organization I was part of, that does not mean I committed them. ".

The arrest of Cesare Battisti was unanimously hailed in Italy, on the right as on the left.

Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, announced on Sunday night that he plans to quickly call for other former far-left activists convicted of murder.

"I pledge to make it the beginning of a journey, because there are so many others who are walking in Europe and in the world. People sentenced three or four times to life and who opened a restaurant, who write books ... ", said on Italian television Matteo Salvini, also boss of the League (former Northern League). "There are some in France. France often asks Italy and the Italian government to respect the rules and human rights, "added the Italian minister, who is very critical of Emmanuel Macron, who denounced Rome's immigration policy at the beginning of last summer. .

An announcement that suggests a stormy future in the Franco-Italian relationship.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld


It is from the Elysee itself that Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has just given his last press conference.

As was predictable, Edouard Philippe was questioned about the resignation of Chantal Jouanno known since yesterday, January 8, 2019.

And as usual, right in his boots, worthy heir of Alain Juppé .... Edouard Philippe kicked in touch. Past, there is nothing to see! According to Edouard Philippe, "the resignation of Chantal Jouanno was only an incident," a detail ..

Chantal Jouanno, 51 years old is an old karateka, enarque, senior official, politician, member of the UMP and the UDI. After being the collaborator of Nicolas Sarkozy, she was appointed Minister of Sports in the Fillon II government.

After a term as senator, she became since March 2018, President of the National Commission of the Public Debate.

This commission created by Michel Barnier, then Minister of the Environment had the initial goal of "democratize the environment". It is called upon to give its opinion on all the files or projects of major structuring works which require an ecological assessment or coherence in the field of the planning.

The salary of Chantal Jouanno is fixed by the Prime Minister, as it is the case for all the Théodule committees which are financially dependent on the State. It is also in this respect that his salary was included in a report appended to the vote of the 2019 budget and that this information, moreover public "leaked" towards the journalists of Marianne (after a preliminary identification by Letter A ). It was learned on this occasion that his salary was set at € 14,709 gross / month for the year 2019, an increase in remuneration of € 314 / month compared to 2018, but also an increase of € 1,684 / month by compared to its predecessor, which it replaced in March 2018. Finally, it is true that it was one of the 22 elected centrists who had decided to rally Emmanuel Macron before the presidential election. But it is also true that when she decided to leave politics (in September 2017), she imprudently declared in July 2018 "that we would hear more about her". It missed !

What was to happen happened; after her appointment for the organization and steering of the Great Debate and after some said "she was making a good living on the Public Debate Committee" the Yellow Vests seized the information, "not very Yellow Vests obviously " and the challenge was wrapped again highlighting:

- The lack of transparency of the State in the management of State Agencies. It was indeed necessary to bring "a compass and an ice ax" to go to find the information, this while Emmanuel Macron had promised more transparency on the contrary. The old world is still not dead!

- This debate on the remuneration of Chantal Jouanno has highlighted the opacity of the functioning of these agencies of the state, estimate about 400, which it is often difficult to verify the relevance of their activities and which allow the most often the reclassification of affidés dismissed after elections. A way to recapture his friends!

- The remuneration of Chantal Jouanno has also highlighted the abyssal level of disconnection of elites from the base and the territories. These two worlds, living either by geographical considerations or by questions of standard of living, have not met for a long time. The elites work in-between themselves.

Faced with these criticisms, Chantal Jouanno threw in the towel Tuesday evening, January 8, 2019, to the surprise of the power.

In his press conference yesterday, January 9, 2019, Edouard Philippe took note of this resignation while recalling that Chantal Jouanno would remain at the head of the Public Debate Committee because its renunciation only concerned the Public Debate opened by the challenge. Yellow Vests.

Time after hour, however, we learn, through the sounds of corridors that Chantal Jouanno had been pushing back day after day for some time, the responsibility of the organization in the conditions desired by Emmanuel Macron and Edouard Philippe of this debate. In the first place, because this commission must, by law, display and systematically respect its independence. Secondly, because questions arose as to the conditions for restitution of the conclusions of the debate.

This is where the heart of the problem lies, because to be credible, authentic and accepted by the public, the return report must imperatively be part of a guarantee of impartiality, guaranteeing that the latest declarations of Benjamin Griveaux as the content of the wishes of the President of the Republic did not seem to ensure.

It remains that the decision of Chantal Jouanno has obviously embarrassed the Prime Minister who yesterday, to dismiss the questions on this difficulty said "that the resignation of Chantal Jouanno was only an incident".

Not sure it's that easy! If we believe the comments circulating in the corridors, no one seems to know who could replace Chantal Jouanno when we are a few days from the opening of the public debate (start scheduled for January 15).

It is probably for this reason that Edouard Philippe did not show extreme kindness to Chantal Jouanno yesterday, an attitude noted by many observers.

In these conditions, the public debate is likely to be, as many predict, a game of dupes of great cynicism through which it is already possible to think that "people will be taken for fools".

The resignation of Chantal Jouanno obviously took short the power that awkwardly comes to recognize that "the machine does not work" and that France risked being definitively deprived of this debate, initially planned for 3 months, even more if it ran straight into the wall ?

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



The British Conservative Prime Minister suffered a bitter blow to Parliament on Wednesday, when a review of the Brexit withdrawal agreement resumed, with MPs adopting an amendment to 308 MPs against 297 putting pressure on the government to present "A plan B" if the text fails.

This new amendment forces it to present an alternative plan for Brexit in three days - as opposed to 21 days under current legislation - in the event of rejection of its exit agreement negotiated with the European Union.

The amendment was approved by elected officials voted against. This snub comes the day after another defeat in the form of a warning, with the vote on an amendment to a budget law to limit the government's power to implement a Brexit without agreement.

This defeat underlines the weakness of Theresa May at the head of a more than divided Conservative Party, just days before the vote, scheduled on January 15 (from 8 pm, Paris time), on the agreement reached in November with the European Union on Brexit.

Despite this setback, which is a bad omen for Tuesday's vote, David Lidington, the number two in the UK government, on Wednesday rejected any rewriting of the text: "The choice is this agreement, or disagree, or, as some members wish, to completely cancel the result of the referendum of 2016, "he said on the BBC

The head of government on her side did everything to convince the members to support the text.

She announced that, in the event that the discussions on the future relationship between London and Brussels would not have been successful in December 2020, Parliament would vote on a possible extension of the transitional period, or on the establishment of the The 'backstop', which provides for the creation of a 'single customs territory' encompassing the EU and the UK, with further alignment for Northern Ireland.

But this provision is particularly decried among eurosceptics for whom it will force the United Kingdom to accept European standards without having a say. May's proposal from Labor opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn also strongly rejected Ms. May's proposal as a "smudge".

The executive, trying to convince its ally, the ultra-conservative Northern Ireland party DUP, has also introduced new provisions aimed at offering an "important role" to the Northern Irish parliament in the event that the "safety net" were to entered into force. But DUP MP Nigel Dodds called the measures "cosmetic" and "insane", pointing out that the divorce treaty "supplants any domestic legal provision" in the UK.

The divorce agreement against him both by the Brexiters who fear a form of permanent stowage to the EU and the Europhiles who still hope to be able to backtrack ...

Be that as it may, the agreement negotiated bitterly between Brussels and London may not be voted on January 15 ....

Joannes Courbet for DayNewsWorld


Washington has decided on the sly to downgrade the status of the European Union: the latter, while enjoying a status comparable to that of a state since 2016, has become a mere international organization. The German media "Deutsche Welle" revealed it.

One more blow for the transatlantic relationship.

The government of Donald Trump, who has returned the European Union (EU) to the status of international organization, denying him the equal of states, has not even deigned to inform the interested parties.

If the information was known on Tuesday, the facts actually go back to the end of 201 8. After noting that his ambassador to the United States, David O'Sullivan, was not invited to certain events, the European Union had confirmation of this change of status at the beginning of December, at the funeral of the former president. American, George HW Bush.

The hostility of the Trump Administration towards the European Union is not a mystery.

The president describes it as "a group of countries put together to take advantage of the United States," especially in the commercial arena, particularly because of the European Union's trade surplus with the United States.

The US president, who has welcomed Brexit, spent his first year suggesting to all European leaders he met to "get out of the EU", praising them for a more advantageous bilateral deal. . He also accused Europeans of not spending enough for their own defense.

Trade tensions

This protocol demotion comes at a delicate moment in relations between the EU and the United States. EU negotiator Cecilia Malmström has been trying since Tuesday in Washington to ease trade tensions between the two sides. The United States has already implemented taxes of 25% and 10% respectively on European steel and aluminum. And still threaten to heavily tax the European automobile which would affect mainly Germany and could trigger a trade war.

The European Union, which has a European Parliament and other political institutions, demands that the diplomatic practice established in recent years be respected. On Tuesday, she said she was "in talks" with Washington on this issue.

"Whatever the political disagreements with the US administration, we remain friends of the United States and this friendship will not fade," said a spokeswoman for the European Commission.

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The more than dubious joke of the Partido Popular (PP), a video that wants the death of the President of the Government Pedro Sanchez, was taken seriously by the Spanish Executive, which, following its broadcast on Wednesday, January 5, has announced to have seized justice.

It is to determine if "this tweet constitutes an offense and if so, to provide the case against the perpetrators and those who spread it".

The video was posted the day before the Epiphany, a very popular party in Spain since it is the day when children receive their gifts, brought by the Three Wise Men and not by Santa Claus as in France.

She stars in a sketch of a man reading her son's wish list sitting on her lap "My favorite singer was Amy Winehouse, and you took it from me," said the father, "my favorite actor was Robin Williams, and you took it from me.

My favorite comedian was Chiquito de la Calzada, and you took it from me too.

I am just writing a new letter to tell you that my favorite Prime Minister is Pedro Sanchez.

Even though the message was quickly removed by the Popular Party, which acknowledged an error, many other versions continue to circulate on the social network.

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The movement of yellow vests, born in France around mid-November, did not go unnoticed, either in Europe (as proof of the German Chancellor's latest statements above) or in the world (as proof of yellow have appeared all over the planet, in total and for the moment in about twenty countries).

What is happening in France for several weeks is therefore, we see, examined in a magnifying glass, which seems justified, France being in the culture and the collective unconscious of the peoples of the planet the country of the French Revolution and of the human rights Declaration.

Since yesterday, the second arrest of Eric Drouet, one of the leaders of yellow vests, the initiator of the road blockade, which has since the claims of yellow vests, the zoom has further expanded, hence the lucid and stern commentary by the German Chancellor.

This arrest has brought in a few hours, in the eyes of his fans as in the eyes of the entire opposition, Emmanuel Macron and his watch dog, Christophe Castaner said Rintintin, Eric Drouet as a political victim of a dictatorial power .

France country of human rights and respect for all freedoms would have become a dictatorship?

The accusation is serious but the latest events seem to confirm it. France would be for a large number of French became a dictatorship and Emmanuel Macron a dictator who takes his opponents and especially the yellow vests for putschists who jeopardize the fundamental interests of the state and its public safety, nothing that!

We want to believe them and join them, because since the motive for the arrest of Eric Drouet has been known, because we are seriously starting to hurt our France.

Eric Drouet was arrested for the first time on December 22, 2018 on the occasion of the 6th mobilization of yellow vests. Embarked by the police on the orders of the Public Prosecutor's Office who is not independent of political power in France, as we know and as the ECHR has repeatedly blamed the French State, he was presented to a judge in the part of an immediate appearance procedure.

The examination of the offense allegedly committed by Eric Drouet was scheduled for June 5, 2019; Eric Drouet was arrested Place de la Madeleine, with a long stick, similar to those used by walkers during long hikes ...

By this hearing Eric Drouet was placed under judicial control, a judicial control that did not prohibit him to walk in Paris (contrary to what the prosecution asked for) but only to carry on him "weapons" category D?

It is therefore sure of his right and very legally Eric Drouet had planned to meet with friends in a Parisian restaurant after lighting candles on the Place de la Concorde in memory of the victims of the operation of yellow vests yesterday evening, January 2, 2019.

At the time of writing Eric Drouet was released free from his custody, with a summons to appear on February 15, 2019 before the TGI of Paris. The reinforcement of its judicial control has not been mentioned for the moment.

In view of these events the time seems serious. Everyone has already judged the yellow jackets legitimate to challenge the policy since his election by Emmanuel Macron.

So why embastish protesters, judged as political opponents or ordinary citizens normally living their daily lives from the moment they express their contestation of decisions that concern them and that according to 75% of the French impoverish them day after day and pose a real problem with respect to fundamental rights.

For the moment, we will not enter into the examination of the legitimacy of the claims of the Yellow Vests movement. We will only remain on the factual analysis of what has happened and that is shocking, the current French political power obviously seeking to criminalize all democratic expressions.

The Right to Manifest is guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its Article 20 which states that:

"Everyone has the right to freedom of assembly and peaceful association; everyone has the ability to come together and act collectively for democratic, economic, social and personal development, the expression of ideas and engaged citizenship. "

Manifesting is therefore a right and not a threat, especially when one is no longer in a state of emergency.

Emmanuel Macron has just "revealed the amateurism of his power" Hervé Morin. He has become a laughingstock in the concert of nations. According to Amnesty International's latest report, the country is still cracking down on public liberties. It is on this point in constant decline.

These latest events will inevitably put yellow vests back at the center of the political debate.

The refractory Gauls, lazy, illiterate, alcoholic, grumpy, brothel-busting, brown plague, seditious, cigarette-smoking, diesel-fueled, who still have not understood the deep thought of the head of state are in the process of to revolt, by refusing happy globalization ...

The country seems today upside down, angry at the break-in of Emmanuel Macron to the presidency of the Republic ... The movement of yellow vests that expresses all this will obviously continue ....

What will happen tomorrow?

Last minute information: we just learned that the head of communication at the Elysee, Sylvain Fort has just resigned.

After the departure of Nicolas Hulot, Gérard Collomb, we get the impression that indignation wins everyone, stratum after stratum. What wants and what does Emmanuel Macron and his tribe LREM seems more unbearable!

What will remain, then, for some time, of the legitimacy of this government which sinks daily into unpopularity?

"That's the question" ?.

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To make up for the lack of candidates, the German army would consider recruiting specialists from the European Union. Bundeswehr Chief of Staff Eberhard Zorn confirmed on Thursday, December 27th this possibility, which was already mentioned in 2016.

"The Bundeswehr needs staff ... we have to look in all directions during a shortage of skilled workers," Eberhard Zorn told the Funke Mediengruppe regional newspaper group.

According to him, the recruitment of European foreign specialists, including doctors or engineers, is "an option" envisaged by the German army. The idea has already been mentioned in 2016 in an official report.

An idea also supported by the Parliamentary Commissioner to the German Armed Forces, the Social Democrat Hans-Peter Bartels, according to which "many soldiers (already have) foreign origins or dual nationality" and for whom "the Bundeswehr would not be a exception because we have already had European citizens working in the German police for a long time, "he added to the newspapers of Funke Mediengruppe.

This "option" would imply, however, an amendment to the German law, which specifies that a soldier of the Bundeswehr must possess the nationality of the country. According to Funke Mediengruppe, Berlin has already polled its European partners. If the Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium and Denmark do not pronounce, France, it would have been reserved. Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia and Greece, for their part, expressed doubts, fearing that their potential soldiers would be attracted by a higher salary in Germany. "Of course we have to be careful not to compete with our European counterparts," Zorn said.

The Bundeswehr would give priority to European citizens already living in Germany. The candidates will have to speak German, present a certificate of good behavior of the police and declare their allegiance to the German State, according to Funke Mediengruppe.

Faced with an aging population and a growing shortage of labor, Germany is also on the verge of adopting an immigration law to facilitate the recruitment of non-EU workers.

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The UN Migration Pact, backed by the European Commission, was right in defeating the Belgian government that has been in place since 2014: Liberal Prime Minister Charles Michel threw in the towel Tuesday night. At the end of a standoff of several weeks he had called Tuesday, December 18 to form a "coalition of good will" but to no avail.

"My call was not heard. So I take the decision to resign and my intention is to go to the King immediately, "said Charles Michel from Parliament.

King Philip announced that he was holding "his decision in abeyance" wishing to consult party leaders as of Wednesday morning. There is no doubt that he planned to keep Charles Michel at the head of a government responsible for sending the day-to-day business to five months only of the legislative elections. If a government of current affairs can no longer exercise the fullness of its powers, it avoids, however, an institutional vacuum ...

If Belgium goes through this umpteenth crisis, it is because of the oppositions around the pact for the migration of the UN. Indeed the coalition in power associating since October 2014 Liberals and Christian Democrats to the Flemish nationalists of the N-VA collapsed on December 9 on the issue of migration.

The Flemish nationalists, the first political force in the Chamber with 31 deputies out of a total of 150, who opposed Belgium's adoption of the Marrakech pact, left the government, depriving the prime minister of a majority in the House of Representatives.

In this context, the 2019 budget was unlikely to pass. Since leaving the government, the N-VA continued to monetarily support the Belgian government, which has become a minority. The Flemish nationalists wanted the government to reopen constitutional discussions on the power of the communities, which the Prime Minister said was "unacceptable".

"I found that there were new conditions that threatened to launch the country in a forward confederal leak and early elections. We did not accept these conditions. The line is drawn, "he told MPs on Tuesday afternoon. Several opposition parties also demanded that he hold a vote of confidence to judge the government's ability to continue its work until the legislative elections scheduled for late May. Charles Michel had refused, so much so that the opposition had the intention of tabling a motion of censure.

King Philip will try to find a solution to this umpteenth political crisis.

Belgium holds a world record in government crises. Between June 2010 and December 2011, the kingdom of 11 million inhabitants had held 541 days without a full-function government.

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Thousands of Hungarians demonstrated Sunday in Budapest against the policy of National Conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban. At issue: a controversial law relaxing labor law, adopted a few days earlier.

The text brings to 400 a year - the equivalent of two months of work - the number of overtime hours that an employer may require of its employees.

Not only these hours worked may be paid within three years but they do not benefit from any increase. If for Viktor Orbán, this law allows employees to increase their income while meeting the need for labor in a country booming economy, the protesters, they see it as a "slave law".

The protesters also called for the repeal of another law passed on December 12 that acts to create a new court under the control of the Ministry of Justice. Its judges are appointed by the minister himself in defiance of the principle of separation of powers. Sensitive issues such as public tenders or electoral disputes are part of their expertise.

To these two demands is added a third, the independence and objectivity of the public media accused of being an organ of propaganda of the power in place. On Monday morning, two opposition MPs, Akos Hadhazy and Bernadett Szél, former members of the LMP party and known in Hungary for their anti-corruption work, were expelled from MTVA public television as they wanted to read their petition.

The movement, the largest since 2017 and the law against the University funded by the American liberal billionaire George Soros, continues today and wins the province, including Szeged whose socialist mayor asked the country's companies to boycott the law job.

Unprecedented since the victory of Viktor Orbán in 2010, all opposition parties, alternative movements like 4K! or Momentum at Jobbic, the Hungarian far right, through the Socialists and the Liberals, marched side by side.

For many participants this mobilization, organized informally on social networks, turns to the anti-Orbán protest.

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The rumor is circulating. Several members of the British government consider that the agreement of exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union is "dead", after the failure of the new discussions of the Prime Minister, this Thursday in Brussels. On Thursday, 13 December, the unsinkable Theresa May, who pleaded for a renegotiation of the Brexit agreement with the 27 EU Member States, faced the inflexibility of the 27.

"We can not reopen a legal agreement, we can not renegotiate what has been negotiated for several months," hammered Emmanuel Macron.

British ministers discuss different options for ending the crisis. If some call for a second referendum, others are ready for a "no deal", a Brexit without any legal agreement.

But the "no deal" would pose enormous difficulties for both the European Union and the United Kingdom. What would be the status of the thousands of Europeans residing across the Channel, as well as all British living in the European Union? A "no deal" would mean the lack of economic agreement between the 27 and their former partner while control would be restored at the borders.

And the reestablishment of a border between Northern Ireland, which should allow it to remain in the single market, with the Republic of Ireland rekindles old fears. Moreover, Scotland, which has voted against Brexit, could claim its independence, threatening the integrity of the United Kingdom.

That is why Theresa May has always waved the "no deal" threat to convince British MPs to accept her forceps agreement, at the price of eighteen months of negotiations. "It's the best possible, the only possible," she hammered in front of Parliament on November 25th.

Between this agreement unacceptable for many and a "no deal" with disastrous consequences another path could still be profiled: that of a second referendum, option brandished by the anti-Brexit.

"If Parliament can not decide, it must rely on the people. Former Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote on Friday.

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The British Parliament's vote on the Brexit agreement is postponed, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Monday.

"We will postpone tomorrow's vote tomorrow," said Theresa May, noting that British MPs remain particularly opposed to the solution found to avoid the return of a physical border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Ireland, known as the backstop solution.

Theresa May announced the decision in a much-awaited statement on Monday to British MPs.

While the Prime Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon sees in this report "a pathetic act of cowardice" on the part of a government that "collapses in full chaos", while the leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, about to him, believes that the United Kingdom no longer has a "functioning government".

The British leader will travel at the end of the week for a European summit in hopes of restarting negotiations with Brussels.

"I will see my counterparts from other [European Union] member countries to discuss with them the concerns expressed by this assembly," she said.

But for the European Commission, the agreement reached in late November is "the best and the only possible," said Monday the deputy spokesman of the institution, Mina Andreeva.

Theresa May warned that if these new talks in Brussels led to a failure, the British government would accelerate "its preparations" to leave the European Union.

An exit from the EU without an agreement is the worst scenario for British business circles.

"Unless an agreement is adopted quickly, the country may slip into a national crisis," said Carolyn Fairbairn, director of the Confederation of British Industry. The carry forward plunged the pound to 1.25 dollar and 1.10 euro.

Unless the United Kingdom makes the choice not to leave the European Union by unilaterally giving up Brexit, as authorized by the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered Monday 10 December 2018. An argument for non-Brexiter.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld


Angela Merkel announced in October her intention to leave the presidency of the party after the poor results of the elections in Bavaria and Hesse. It's done. After 18 years of undivided rule, the Chancellor left Friday the presidency of the German right to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

Presented as the "Dauphine" of the German Chancellor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbaue convinced the 1001 electors of the CDU meeting this weekend in Hamburg with 52% of votes (517 votes of delegates) in the second round. She thus imposed herself before the ambitious Minister of Health Jens Spahn and, in a very tight second round, against the liberal Friedrich Merz.

By electing "AKK", as it was called by the German press, the 1,001 party delegates present at the 31st CDU congress made the choice of continuity.

The new president of the CDU, often called "Mini-Merkel" was also called at the beginning of the year in Berlin by the Chancellor to become general secretary of the CDU. For Kramp-Karrenbauer, the CDU must also remain a "major party of the center" (Volkspartei der Mitte) and must not give in to populism's sirens to recover the votes that would have voted for the right Alternative for Germany (AfD) . She supported Chancellor Angela Merkel in welcoming refugees in the name of "Christian values." "AKK" also shares with Mrs. Merkel a real pragmatism and a taste for compromises. First elected Minister-President of the Saarland in 2011, she formed a coalition with environmentalists and liberals to join forces one year later, after the departure of the Liberals from her majority, with the social partners. democrats.

But if she shares some positions with the Chancellor, she has not missed in recent months to assert her own political identity. Although it has supported the refugee reception policy, it has nevertheless been very firm in returning asylum-seekers back to the border. It wants to ban the stay of asylum seekers sentenced by the courts, not only in Germany but throughout the Schengen area and to reconsider the 2014 law which allows "dual nationality" for non-EU nationals. European Union (EU)

She is also distinguished from the Chancellor by her skepticism about marriage for all, her proposal for a return from military service, but also by her fight for small pensions.

The cohabitation with AKK could allow Angela Merkel a quieter end than it would have been with Friedrich Merz even if the short victory of "AKK" against his rival augur a complicated tomorrow.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld




It is a reign of more than 18 years which ends Friday, December 7. Angela Merkel, who drew the consequences of the electoral defeats of his party in the autumn, announced his departure from the presidency of the Christian Democratic party.

These 18 years at the head of the CDU led to a modernization of the Christian Democratic Party. Despite the adoption of a liberal program at the beginning, the Chancellor subsequently ruled by throwing overboard certain principles rooted in the texts and genes of the CDU: the SMIC, nurseries for children, work of the women, including military service. Although this turning point in Angela Merkel's UCC policy has allowed Angela Merkel new alliances and openness to new voters, he has, however, displeased the supporters of the traditional and Catholic values ​​of Rhenish Germany. And the reception of a million refugees from 2015 has only increased the sling of the most conservative and the liberal wing of the party.

The election issue, which is being played out on Friday, is important for the future of Germany, Europe and the international community. The 1,001 delegates of the Christian Democrat Union (CDU), who are meeting in congress in Hamburg on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, will not only elect Angela Merkel's successor as party leader but also or the one who is likely to become the next or next candidate in the 2021 Chancery race.

To succeed the Chancellor, whose political longevity is due particularly to his coolness and pragmatism in the management of crises, including that of 2009, three candidates are in the running. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Friedrich Merz and Jens Spahn. Two have their chance to win, the last city being an outsider.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, AKK by the Germans, is a favorite of Angela Merkel who has already elected this year general secretary of the CDU. Former minister-president of the small Saarland, she is classified on the left wing of the CDU. Conservative, she is nevertheless supported by Catholic workers. She defended the idea of ​​taxing the rich at 53%, while the SPD and the Greens offered only 49%.

Friedrich Merz. 63, a very conservative business lawyer, has always been very critical of the Chancellor who ousted him in 2002 as head of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group. He blames him for having drifted the old conservative party to the left and for allowing an uncontrolled stream of asylum seekers to enter Germany, provoking the rise of the new populist party, the AfD. He advocates a return to a conservative right.

Jens Spahn, 38, the youngest of the three contenders to the throne, has almost no chance of winning, but plans to position himself for the future. Jens Spahn pleads for a renewal of generation at the head of the party. Both a practicing and homosexual Catholic - he married his partner in December 2017 - he also defends a strong stance on immigration and openly opposes the Chancellor on the issue of refugees. The latter appointed him Minister of Health last March in his grand coalition in hopes of easing it.

Catholics, the three candidates are children of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), embodying another Germany than that of Angela Merkel, daughter of a Protestant pastor raised east of the Iron Curtain and elected from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Western, one of the Länder from the former German Democratic Republic. The CDU is thus reviving its geographical and cultural roots.

It will remain a big question at the end of this congress. If the winner of the vote is in opposition to the Chancellor's ideas, will she be able to remain at the head of Germany until 2021 as she sees fit?

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld


In Spain, the entrance of the far right into the Andalusian Parliament is shaking the political landscape.

A first since the death of the dictator Franco. Since the end of the democratic transition in 1982, and the dissolution of the Francoist movement Fuerza Nueva, no extreme right-wing party had ever sat in a Spanish, regional or national parliament. This is the end of an exception.

The far-right party Vox has indeed achieved an unexpected result in the Andalusian elections on Sunday, December 2, with 11% of the vote and 12 seats (out of 109) in the regional Parliament while the Socialist Workers Party of Spain (PSOE) has accused a historic drop falling 47 to 33 seats. Results that for the PSO seems to limit any possibility of obtaining the majority with its allies of the radical left. This is a snub for Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in this region historically led by the left since 1982.

"The Andalusians made history ... and got rid of 36 years of socialist rule," said his leader Santiago Abascal, celebrating his "triumph".

The breakthrough of this small party populist party born in 2003 makes it possible to turn Andalusia right after 36 years of domination of the left.

In this southern region of Spain, plagued by unemployment and corruption, Vox has campaigned against illegal immigration advocating the construction of high walls in Ceuta and Melilla, two enclaves between Morocco and Spain that are passage for thousands of illegal immigrants.

Defending the ban on Catalan separatist parties, this small group even wants to suppress the autonomy of the regions in the name of budgetary savings and the defense of the unity of Spain. Marking a clear setback for women's rights, she is campaigning for the abolition of the law against sexist violence.

By taking over the Trumpian slogan "Hagamos España grande de nuevo" ("Let's make Spain a great country again"),

The emergence of Vox in one of the few countries in Europe hitherto hostile to the extreme right was welcomed by the President of the National Assembly, Marine Le Pen, who sent on Twitter his "warm and warm congratulations to [his] friends of Vox ".

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The Spanish government was threatening a veto if a solution was not found for the British enclave of Gibraltar. But the last obstacle to the conclusion of an agreement between London and the 27 countries of the European Union on Brexit has been lifted.

Madrid has never officially renounced its historic claims on Gibraltar, a British colony ceded in 1713 by the Treaty of Utrecht, which it considers a tax haven.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday (November 24th) that Spain has finally obtained "an agreement on Gibraltar". British territory located at the extreme south of the Iberian Peninsula, which claims sovereignty. It is an area of ​​6.8 km2 which has a land border with Spain of 1200 m and 12 km of coastline

As a result, "Spain has lifted its veto and will vote in favor of Brexit," announced the head of the Spanish government, in a live statement on television

The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has decided to unblock the Brexit agreement after receiving a "triple guarantee" of a political nature, with three written commitments, including a declaration by the 27 and the European Commission that any negotiations Gibraltar has the prior approval of Spain.

The guarantees were obtained "in writing". "The European Council and the European Commission have ruled that Article 184, which was the subject of the dispute, applies to Gibraltar's future relations with the EU, even in the territorial field."

For the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, "this is the most important thing".

"Political, legal and even geographical relations will come through Spain," he said. This future relationship was the subject of a separate "political declaration" of the divorce agreement, which was also approved by the European Council, negotiated for 17 months between London and the European Union, ratified yesterday in Brussels by the leaders of the 27.

Alongside the UK withdrawal agreement from the European Union and the political declaration that lays the groundwork for future relations between the two parties, the 27 EU countries have given political support to the European Council's declarations and of the European Commission on the Gibraltar issue.

"Gibraltar is not just a territory to be decolonized, as recognized by international law and the United Nations, but also a question of national sovereignty and territorial integrity," said Socialist Pedro Sanchez, a week away from Andalusian regional elections

In the early 1960s, the Spanish government raised the "Gibraltar issue" before the United Nations Committee on Decolonization. The General Assembly adopted resolutions 23-53-10 of 1967, which favor the beginning of talks between Spain and the United Kingdom to put an end to the "colonial" situation of Gibraltar, while preserving the interests of the people of Gibraltar. Some time later, in May 1968, in protest against the United Kingdom's referendum on the self-determination of Gibraltar, General Franco had closed the border between Spain and the rock. The border will only reopen on January 1, 1985.

However, Spain does not claim to recover sovereignty over Gibraltar.

Especially since the inhabitants of the "Rock" have already voted by referendum on the possibility of establishing a Spanish and British co-sovereignty in 2002. They have rejected more than 98%.

In 2016, Gibraltar, aware of the benefits it derives from its membership of the EU, voted almost unanimously against Brexit at 96%.

Garett Skypott for DayNewsWorld




Pope Francis denounced Sunday the "din of the few rich" that makes inaudible "the cry of the poor".

This is the second World Day of the Poor this Sunday.

In this context, the pontiff celebrated mass at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome in the presence of 6,000 poor people.

In his homily, the Pope emphasized that "injustice is the perverse root of poverty".

"The cry of the poor is getting louder each day, but every day less heard, dominated by the din of some rich, who are always fewer and always richer," he lambasted.

"Let's ask the grace of hearing the cry of one who lives in tumultuous waters," he added.

"It's the cry of many Lazarus crying, while a handful of rich banquets with what, in justice, returns to all."

The pope must then share in the Vatican the meal of 3,000 poor people.

The Vatican also offers free medical care as last year, where on the occasion of the first World Day of the Poor more than 600 people were treated.

Similar initiatives are to be held in different dioceses in Italy and around the world.

Since the beginning of his pontificate in 2013, the pope has constantly denounced the "globalization of indifference" and says he wants a "poor church for the poor", hence the name of Francis, the "poverello" Assisi.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld



At almost months of talks, the European Union and the United Kingdom have finally reached a draft agreement on Brexit. This five hundred and eighty-five page document was approved by Theresa May's Council of Ministers.

A decisive step and a success for Theresa May?

"The choices we had were difficult, especially for Northern Ireland," said the leader, adding:

"I think the draft exit agreement is the best possible."

It will allow the UK to regain control of "our money, our laws and our borders, put an end to freedom of movement, protect jobs, security and our union," said Theresa May.

The thorny border problem between Ireland and Northern Ireland seems to be resolved since the 1998 Peace Agreements are preserved with a "single customs territory" between the EU and the United Kingdom, in which British goods will have "Tax-free and quota-free access to the 27 market".

In addition, Northern Ireland will remain aligned with the single market standards 'essential to avoid a hard border'.

The rights of European citizens established in the United Kingdom and British citizens established in a Member State of the Union before the end of the transitional period remain intact.

Finally, the agreement provides for a renewable transition period once citizens, administrations and businesses are able to adapt before the implementation of the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The official release of the United Kingdom is scheduled for March 29, 2019.

But Theresa May is facing a violent political crisis. It loses this Thursday, November 15, his second Minister of Brexit, Dominic Raab, his Minister of Labor, Esther McVey, and several secretaries of State. His party, the Conservative Party remains very divided on the issue with one side the supporters of a Brexit without concessions and the other Europhiles attached to the EU.

For the tenant of 10 Downing Street "The choice that is proposed to us is clear: it is either this agreement, the absence of agreement or the absence of Brexit at all".

Nothing is played yet. The text has yet to be validated in Parliament, and a showdown is awaiting Theresa May.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld



A few hours after the international commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 11th November Armistice, French President Emmanuel Macron opened the first Paris Peace Forum on Sunday 11th November.

Present at the ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, US President Donald Trump has chosen not to attend this forum.

Instead, he went to the American cemetery of Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine), just outside Paris, to pay tribute to his fellow citizens who fell at the front.

The American president wanted to mark his difference.

While Donald Trump defends the nationalism that saves the people, Emmanuel Macron wants to be the herald of multilateralism and global governance to maintain peace.

"History will no doubt hold the image of 84 heads of state and government [and leaders of international organizations] combined, whereas yesterday they represented belligerent nations," he said in the big news. Halle de la Villette with reference to the ceremony of the Arc de Triomphe . "But what remains uncertain for the future is the way this image will be interpreted. Will it be the brilliant symbol of a lasting peace between nations, or, on the contrary, the photograph of a last moment of unity, before the world sinks into a new disorder? He asked.

One hundred years after a war that has torn Europe apart with nearly 10 million deaths among soldiers and more than 8 million among civilians, the French head of state proposed a moment of exchanges to recall the need to defend and to strengthen global multilateralism.

This forum will gather three days during the actors of the world governance:

States, international organizations, NGOs and foundations or citizen groups. "One hundred years ago, we did not succeed in winning Peace, because France and Germany continued to divide," added Emmanuel Macron. Symbolically, the forum was opened jointly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In her speech, she also recalled the dark period Europe experienced a hundred years ago. She also expressed her concern about the current situation in the world.

"The peace we have today, which sometimes seems obvious to us, is far from obvious. We must fight for it. " Peace could be swept away by the own interests of some.

"The European peace project is once again questioned. Some are ready to make their own interests prevail even by using violence, " said the German Chancellor who also spoke of the Syrian conflict, but also the war in Yemen, " the greatest humanitarian catastrophe today. " "The silence was one of the reasons that led to the catastrophe in the First World War," she insisted, asking world leaders to take action.

Then the UN Secretary-General to launch a plea for multilateralism. "Multilateralism is not a hope, but more than ever a necessity", defended Antonio Gutteres., Before warning against a geopolitical "gear" similar to that which led to the First World War and that of the years 1930.

This centenary in the French capital was marked by the awareness of the rising dangers. The geopolitical situation is very tense ...

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At the invitation of Emmanuel Macron some 80 heads of state are in Paris, Sunday, to commemorate the centenary of the armistice. This day concludes the presidential journey dedicated to the end of the First World War.

Emmanuel Macron then delivered a vibrant speech of solemnity.

"People around the world on this sacred slab, see so many leaders gathered. Each of them is the face of this hope for which a youth agreed to die.

That of a world where speech must speak louder than the clash of arms. [...]

The guarantee of a harmony finally possible.

This is called the friendship between France and Germany.

It's called the European Union, a voluntary union.

It's called the United Nations. "

"Let us once again make this oath of nations to place peace above all things.

Because we know the weight and the requirements. All of us, political leaders, must reaffirm our immense responsibility.

That of transmitting to our children the world of which we dreamed.

Together, we can ward off threats.

Long live peace between peoples and states. "

In his speech he also criticized nationalism, the trademark of Donald Trump, who listened to the French president alongside other heads of state or government.

"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism.

Nationalism is its betrayal, " said the French president.

" Let's remember ! Do not forget ! Emmanuel Macron pleaded again, "a hundred years after a massacre whose scar is still visible on the face of the world"

"May this gathering not be just one day."

Then Emmanuel Macron, after Ravel's Boléro, revived the flame of the Unknown Soldier.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld





A historic commemoration with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron took place Saturday, November 10 in the forest of Compiegne (Oise) in the presence of the two leaders.

The image of the ceremony of November 10 in tribute to the armistice of November 11, 1918 will be remembered Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel hugging.

Both have unveiled a plaque commemorating the centenary of the armistice.

France and Germany are side by side in the clearing of Rethondes (Oise): it is here that on November 11, 1918 was signed the armistice of the Great War in a dining car. Today this place becomes the symbol of friendship between Germany and France.

The ceremony was sober and memorial:

a review of the troops of the Franco-German brigade, a wreath laying, the ringing of the dead and the interpretation of the German, French and European hymns.

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel signed the guest book in a replica of the wagon where the armistice was concluded.

We must "give nothing to the sad passions, the temptations of division,"

said the French president, repeating his hostile message to the rise of populism in Europe.

Then walkabout with young people.

Between two photos, they warn them against the rise of populism.

It was the first time a German leader and a French head of state had been in this clearing since 1945.

An image of Franco - German friendship confirmed this Saturday.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld




On the eve of November 11, the hour was to be at the commemoration of peace. It was without counting on the unpredictability of the American president. The President of the United States has declared "very insulting" the words of Emmanuel Macron concerning the need for Europe to have a common army, to defend against the great powers like the United States and China .

"The president of France Macron, suggested that Europe has its own army to protect itself from the United States, China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its share to NATO that the United States is largely subsidizing, " wrote Donald Trump. .

The demand for better "burden-sharing" is a recurring demand from Donald Trump, who since his accession to the White House has repeatedly accused his NATO allies of living in Washington on defense issues.

Empress Emmanuel Macron welcomed Donald Trump on Saturday, November 10, at the Elysee. "We are celebrating the friendship between our peoples, our armies, and the tremendous solidarity we have had among the oldest allies in the world," he said. Then on the issue of European defense, Donald Trump nuanced his tweet:

"I really appreciate what you said about the sharing of defense funding. We want Europe to be strong, we have to work effectively to strengthen Europe, that's what we all want ... We believe that the most important thing is equity.

At the moment, the United States is paying to protect Europe. "

There is currently no supranational European army. The subject, recurrent, remains undermined because it touches the heart the sovereignty of the Member States.

Moreover, the recent announcement by Belgium to acquire no less than 34 American F35 aircraft within 5 years to the detriment of the two European planes in the running means that the Netherlands remain a bridgehead faithful to the interests of the United States. America and the Atlantist bond.

We are still far from a Europe of Defense ...

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld




The electoral debacle in the state of Hesse deeply divides the CDU, the German Christian Democrat party. Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wanted to give up some of her power and leave the presidency of the party, a chance for the latter to reinvent itself. "The image the federal government gives of itself is unacceptable," she said.

Indeed the Merkel-led Great Coalition was frail because of its internal divisions due to the different sensitivities of the SPD (Social Democrats) at the CSU (Bavarian Conservative Party) via the CDU.

On the one hand the Social Democrat Party (SPD) was in a state of weakness while the CSU was troublemaker with the turbulent Interior Minister Horst Seehoofer. On the other hand, the head of the government was constantly in a weak position in her alliance on issues as crucial as those of dual nationality, financial support for Greece, or the refoulement of refugees at the border.

The Great Coalition is in a state of advanced disunity. Will the withdrawal of Angela Merkel aggravate this state of affairs?

Merkel's successor at the head of the party must reposition the CDU on crucial issues. Will the position of the current Chancellor still weigh? He will have to get along with the next president of the CDU. A personality in opposition to her would greatly complicate things. Of the three candidates who came forward Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, alias ("AKK") Jens Spahn and Friedrich Merz, the Chancellor would get on well with AKK. The other two candidates have shown their frontal criticism of Angela Merkel, 38-year-old Jens Spahn advocating a conservative turn, while 62-year-old business lawyer Friedrich Merz is favored by the conservative liberal wing of the CDU. .

From now on the head of the government could be dangerously weakened.

How will she react until 2021 when she will disagree with her successor on the main topics? For Europe with Brexit, the Italian crisis and a potential new crisis of the Euro, problems that are the subject of debate within the CDU, the management of the files will prove to be the most conflictual. .

Not to mention strategic issues, such as possible coalitions with the AfD at the state level, which will rest at the latest at the time of the elections in East Germany, in 2019 while the far-right populist party AfD entered the Bundestag in 2017 with 92 seats and is represented in all German regional parliaments. What will she decide? To go against his own convictions or to oppose his party?

Europe, too, can not afford a weakened Chancellor.

On crucial issues like climate or asylum policy, Europe has never been so divided. The head of government had a rather centrist position in relation to her political family. The right wing of the CDU has criticized its positions on the euro. A more conservative CDU president could complicate some decisions.

Indeed Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron signed this summer the declaration of Meseberg for more integration in foreign policy and in the euro area. If the right wing of the CDU wins the party presidency, negotiations will be complicated. A Jens Spahn or a Friedrich Merz will probably not be in favor of the idea of ​​a budget of the euro zone ...

So what will the Chancellor decide once the new leader of the CDU known?

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




Potential explosive devices were found in the mail destined for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Later, the CNN premises in New York were evacuated for the same reason. Later in the day, another suspicious package was discovered near the office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Sunrise, Florida. All democrats.

Two other Black Democrats, former Obama Justice Minister Eric Holder and California MP Maxine Waters, have also been targeted by suspicious packages. Not to mention false alarms about the Manhattan offices of the Democratic Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, and the Washington office of California MP Kamala Harris.

The federal service responsible for protecting former presidents and their families said Wednesday they intercepted two packages containing "potential explosive devices" for former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Democratic President Barack Obama, two days after a homemade bomb was found at the financier George Soros, another notorious Democrat.

The package for Hillary Clinton was intercepted during a routine check in New York, said the Secret Service in a statement. The one for former Democratic President Barack Obama was intercepted Wednesday morning in Washington. None of the parcels reached its recipients, whose lives have not been endangered. No one has yet claimed the shipment of these parcels.

A White House statement denounced "despicable" acts and promised that the culprit (s) would be accountable. "Their leaders will have to answer for their actions in court," said Sarah Sanders, spokesman for US President Donald Trump, stressing that the police would take all necessary measures to protect anyone threatened by "these cowards" .

Shortly after the release of the Secret Service, the news channel CNN announced that it had evacuated its New York offices, located in the Time Warner Center, a tower in the heart of Manhattan, following a suspicious package. CNN viewers witnessed the direct interruption of a program hosted by reporters Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto when the alarm bell called for the evacuation of the premises. The channel then switched its broadcast to its Washington office. New York police sent a de-mining squad on site.

James O'Neill, chief of the New York police, then said he found a metal pipe with electrical wires. According to CNN, the package was sent to former CIA director John Brennan, Donald Trump's alleged opponent.

Later in the day, another suspicious package was discovered near the office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Sunrise, Florida. The former chairman of the Democratic Party's National Committee is suspected of having favored Hillary Clinton during the primaries at the expense of Bernie Sanders, which led to her resignation in the middle of the presidential campaign in 2016.

15 days of "midterms"

The interception of these suspicious packages in series comes as the United States is in full campaign for the November 6 parliamentary elections.

It also comes two days after a homemade bomb was found at the residence of financier George Soros, located about fifteen kilometers from the Clinton. New York Times quoted lawmaker as saying that the two packages would be similar to those found on Monday in the home of the billionaire American philanthropist The billionaire of Hungarian origin, 88, was not at home when the package has been dropped. The founder of the billionaire, Open Society Foundations, responded Tuesday in a statement denouncing "the rhetoric of hatred that dominates politics in the United States and in so many countries of the world, and breeds extremism and violence."

The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, believes that this attack was "clearly an act of terror that aimed to undermine the freedom of the press and the leaders of our country." And invited officials "from all sides" not to incite violence.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



On tuesday, the European Commission hardened its standoff with the populist coalition in power in Italy by retouching its 2019 draft budget. Rome has three weeks to review its copy.

The decision fell on Tuesday.

Since the Parliament of Strasbourg, where the College of European Commissioners met in the morning, Valdis Dombrovskis and Pierre Moscovici have jointly announced the rejection of Italy's budget for 2019. "Today, for the first time, the Commission is obliged to ask a country in the euro area to review its draft budget, " said the vice president of the European executive, at a press conference.

"But we see no other possibility than to ask the Italian government to do so. We are in favor of giving Italy a maximum of three weeks to submit a revised draft budget for 2019, " he continued.

A decision without surprise.

By sending on 15 October in Brussels a draft budget for 2019 presenting a deficit of 2.4% instead of 0.8% promised in June, and refusing Monday to make substantial changes to what Brussels described as "deviation unprecedented " vis-à-vis the rules of the Stability Pact, Rome was exposed to a passage to the act of the Commission.

Brussels could not continue to let the estimated public debt drop to 131% of GDP, the highest level in the eurozone behind Greece.

"The Italian government is knowingly and openly going against the commitments it has made," said Dombrovskis. "We are not facing a" borderline "case but facing a clear, clear, assumed and, by some, claimed , deviation" , insisted Pierre Moscovici, suggesting that if some countries - including France - were actually in outside of the nails, Italy had exceeded all the limits of the stability pact.

But Klaus Regling, head of the European Stability Mechanism, delayed Tuesday morning, explaining that Italy was "not the next Greece."

It seems that Italians do not care.

The leaders of the League and the 5-star Movement, Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, reaffirmed once again that they would maintain their draft budget. "It does not change anything, that these gentlemen of speculation are reassured, we do not go back," said Salvini on the sidelines of a trip to Romania.

The coalition, formed by the League (far right) and the 5-star movement (M5S, antisystem), has also reaffirmed its commitment to the European Union and the euro zone, assuring that there was "no chance That Italy comes out. The head of government, Giuseppe Conte, supported his government. "We are not a bunch of burned heads. Had we adopted a different finance law, we would have gone into recession. ". Mr. Conte also reaffirmed his country's European commitment: "Listen to me. For Italy, there is no chance of Italexit, leaving Europe or the eurozone. "

Italy remains the third largest economy in the euro zone.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




Between 500,000 and 700,000 people took part in the "biggest event on Brexit", according to the organizers, on Saturday, in London to demand a new vote on the Brexit called "People's Vote". With the support of a few politicians of all parties.

This is one of the largest demonstrations in the British capital since those against the war in Iraq in 2003.

While the negotiations with the Twenty-Seven are deadlocked in Brussels at five months of the official Brexit, the European flag fluttered in all forms in the huge procession marching towards Parliament.

On the billboards were slogans against the exit of the EU like "Stop the Brexit", "The Brexit is a divorce agreement with Brussels", "Let's stay together", "Exit Brexit", "Brexshit", or "I'm 16 and Brexit stole my future." The crowd was diverse in age and social background, though non-whites and the British people were absent.

Several political figures of all stripes, including the Labor mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, supported the movement. Conservative pro-European MP Anna Soubry praised the extent of the mobilization as Green, Liberal-Democrat and Scottish nationalist Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon also joined.

Although the Prime Minister categorically excludes this idea, hammering that "there was already a vote of the people, June 23, 2016, and the British people voted to go out," several elected members of his camp rallied to the option of a new consultation of the people.

Former Tory justice minister Dominic Grieve, a popular Conservative MP, told the BBC that he would not vote for any deal with Brussels in Parliament. "For several months, I realized that we were heading for a dead end. Faced with this problem, the only solution is to go back to the voters and ask them: is this really what you want? "

According to polls, in a new referendum the retention in Europe would prevail by 51 to 53%. However, we are far from a massive change of opinion.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld



The results are without appeal in Bavaria: The CSU suffered yesterday a historic snub. With 37.3% of the vote, the Bavarian Conservatives got the worst score in their history, weakening the Chancellor.

The far-right party, the AfD, makes its entrance into the regional parliament. As for the SPD, with 9.6% of the vote, it lost nearly half of its voters.

In fifth place in Bavaria, behind the Greens, but also the Freie Wähler, a local party at 11.5%, and the populists of the AfD at 10.3%, the Social Democrats continue their descent into hell. With 17.7%, the Greens are the big winners of the evening.

This unprecedented weakening of the CSU does not suit Ms. Merkel. The Bavarian rout will shake all the great coalition CDU / CSU SPD that governs in Berlin.

Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble expects "repercussions". Indeed destabilized in his region, the CSU will weaken the Chancellor on his right.

The internal battle on the line of the Chancellor's party and the preparation for the post-Merkel threatens to be revived. In addition, the government could also be affected by the fate of the President of the CSU, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer who has engaged in a showdown with Angela Merkel against its migration policy and which has not allowed to stem the voices leak to the AfD.

The intentions of the SPD will also play a key role in the grand coalition, with loud voices calling for an exit from the government and a makeover in the opposition.

This vote is a message, the Chancellor must learn from it.

For the polls of recent months highlight the growing disenchantment of the Germans for this coalition CDU / CSU-SPD in power.

Because in this economically and socially unproblematic region, dominated by a conservative party, the Alternative für Deutschland can look forward to joining the regional Parliament.

For these Bavarian results are increasing pressure on the Chancellor whose party, the CDU, will face an arduous election on October 28 in Hesse, Land that the conservatives lead in coalition with environmentalists.

"This is a warning to the CDU and that's why our priority for the next two weeks must be Hesse."

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld





Although regional, the issue of the election this Sunday, October 14 largely exceeds this Land and will test value for Berlin.

Why ?

The poll taking place this Sunday, October 14 in Bavaria necessarily weigh in from the national point of view to the extent that the 9.5 million registered one-sixth of the electorate of the country. Sunday's election will be a test case by confirming or reversing the main trends observed in 2017 with the breakthrough of the extreme right and the historical decline of the conservatives (CDU-CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD). .

Moreover, with the score of the Christian-Social Union (CSU), Angela Merkel's "sister party", the national policy can be judged to the extent that the President of the CSU, Horst Seehofer, is also minister Federal Office of the Interior, while the President of the CDU, Angela Merkel, is Chancellor Federal.

In this, the issue of the vote far exceeds Bavaria.

For what issue?

How big will the back of CSU be? While CSU - a unique case in Europe - has almost always had the absolute majority of seats in parliament it could experience a disappointment: it is indeed credited in the last polls that 33 to 35%, or nearly ten points less than in 2008 (43.4%).

If, when he entered the Berlin government, Mr Seehofer was thinking of helping his Bavarian friends by standing up to Ms Merkel as federal minister, particularly in the field of migration policy, he served at the Ministry of the Interior with his party by giving his sudden blow the feeling of seeking above all the confrontation with Mrs. Merkel. This at the risk of paralyzing government work! The German Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, tenor of the CSU has thus disoriented part of his electorate ... hence a possible setback for training.

But who, ecologists or far right, will benefit most from the fall of the CSU?

Admittedly in the 2017 legislative elections, the decline of the CSU had mainly benefited the extreme right party Alternative for Germany (AfD). The latter had collected 12.7%, votes in Bavaria his best score of all the former West Germany. "We have abandoned our right flank and it is now up to us to fill the void with clear positions , " Mr Seehofer reacted at the time.

But a year later, voters who have tasted the right of the CSU - to return to the fold of the party voters who voted for the extreme right in 2017 - may vote for the Greens. In the polls, they are credited with 19% of the vote, 9 points more than in the legislative elections, many conservative voters refusing to support the ultra-right line of Mr. Seehofer.

No wonder this vote since the Greens have always drawn their voices from conservatives and progressives for short.

According to polls, the AfD would oscillate between 10 to 14% of the vote.

Consequences for Chancellor Angela Merkel?

If it is mainly moderate voters that the CSU lost on Sunday, party leaders will certainly reorient themselves towards a line more centrist and unifying, so more in line with that of the CDU of Ms. Merkel.

The SPD score will also be important for the future of the Chancellor and her coalition government CDU-CSU-SPD

In the legislative elections of 2017, the SPD had obtained 15,3% of the votes placing like the second force of the regional parliament. If it passes not only behind the Greens but also behind the AfD then opponents of the "grand coalition", formed with difficulty in March, could make their voices heard in Berlin.

Be that as it may, Merkel has no interest in seeing social democrats like CSU too vulnerable.

The CSU and the SPD, with which it governs, would be routed this Sunday, October 14 that it is the political base of its whole government which would be contested. and, hence, her authority to her questioning ...

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld


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Une scène digne des aventures de James Bond s'est jouée à La Haye avec des espions russes dans les rôles principaux, en avril dernier.

La Russie a tenté de déclencher en avril une cyberattaque contre l'Organisation pour l'interdiction des armes chimiques (OIAC), ont annoncé jeudi 4 octobre les services de renseignement des Pays-Bas, au siège l'organisation.

Les Pays-Bas ont expulsé les quatre agents impliqués appartenant au renseignement militaire russe (GRU) tout en rendant publics les passeports diplomatiques des quatre hommes :

Oleg Sotnikov, Alexeï Morenets, Alexeï Minine et Evgueni Serebriakov.

Plusieurs pays occidentaux n'ont pas manqué de condamner les faits dans la soirée, dont la Grande-Bretagne, le Canada, l'Australie et la France.  Au moment de la cyberattaque présumée, l'Organisation pour l'interdiction des armes chimiques (OIAC) enquêtait sur l'empoisonnement en mars de l'ex-espion russe Sergueï Skripal et de sa fille Ioulia à Salisbury en Angleterre.

La veille, celle-ci avait confirmé dans un rapport que l’agent neurotoxique utilisé à Salisbury contre l’ex-agent double Sergueï Skripal et sa fille Ioulia, était du Novitchok, un agent innervant de conception soviétique...

Le 10 avril, les autre agents russes arrivent de Moscou à l'aéroport Schiphol d'Amsterdam. Les services de sécurité néerlandais les identifient rapidement identifiés comme des agents du GRU, le renseignement militaire russe, et les soupçonnent de préparer une opération de piratage informatique .

Le 11, les moscovites louent une Citroën C3 puis effectue une mission de reconnaissance dans les environs du siège de l'OIAC à La Haye. Le 13 avril, ils garent sur le parking du Marriott leur voiture remplie d'équipements électroniques à proximité de l'OIAC.

Milieu de l'après-midi, mise en marche de leur matériel et intervention du renseignement militaire néerlandais. On apprend des autorités néerlandaises que le coffre du véhicule contenait des équipements électroniques dont une antenne cachée sous un manteau, un ordinateur et une batterie qu' « ils voulaient utiliser pour intercepter le wifi de l'OIAC et des codes de connexion ».

Les enquêteurs ont aussi trouvé plusieurs téléphones portables , 40.000 euros et 20.000 l'argent destiné à financer leurs vacances. L'ordinateur portable d'Evgueni Serebriakov montre que le 9 avril il a recherché l'hôtel Marriott et l'OIAC.

L'un des téléphones portables, un Sony Experia, a été activé le 9 avril à Moscou près du QG du GRU. Autre indice incriminant : une facture de taxi pour une course allant d'un site du renseignement militaire russe à Moscou à l'aéroport moscovite de Cheremetievo.

Une opération d’espionnage digne des grandes heures de la guerre froide.

« Rendre publique cette opération du GRU est une étape très inhabituelle pour les Pays-Bas », a reconnu la ministre de la défense, Ank Bijleveld, qui voudrait que la fermeté de l’accusation décourage le Kremlin.

"L’espionnite aiguë des Occidentaux prend de l’ampleur ", a réagi, pour sa part, le ministère des affaires étrangères russe.

Jenny Chase pour DayNewsWorld


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En pleine affaire Skripal, le GRU est une nouvelle fois dans le viseur des Britanniques.

La Grande-Bretagne accuse en effet directement les services du renseignement militaire russe d'avoir mené une série de cyberattaques visant à déstabiliser les démocraties occidentales.

Le ministre des affaires étrangères britannique, Jeremy Hunt, n'a pas mâché ses mots, exprimant colère et exaspération.

Il a accusé jeudi 4 octobre les services de renseignement militaire russes (GRU) d’avoir mené des cyberattaques contre des institutions politiques et sportives, des entreprises et des médias à travers le monde.

« Ce type de comportement démontre leur désir d’opérer sans tenir compte du droit international ou des normes établies, et d’agir avec un sentiment d’impunité et sans considérer les conséquences », a-t-il déclaré dans un communiqué. Ces opérations, menées « au hasard et sans foi ni loi », ont « affecté des citoyens dans de nombreux pays, dont la Russie, et coûté des millions de livres aux économies nationales », a-t-il poursuivi.

Parmi les attaques, menées «au hasard et sans foi ni loi», et identifiées par le Centre national de cybersécurité (NCSC, pour National Cyber Security Centre, en anglais) figure notamment celle du Parti démocrate aux Etats-Unis, prélude au scandale de l’ingérence russe dans l’élection présidentielle de 2016, et pour laquelle le GRU avait déjà été accusé par Washington.

Figurent également des fuites de documents confidentiels consécutives au piratage de la base de données de l'Agence mondiale antidopage (AMA) ou encore l'attaque informatique contre l'aéroport d'Odessa en Ukraine.

En avril dernier, la Grande-Bretagne et les États-Unis ont mis en garde contre une cyberattaque à l'échelle mondiale lancée en 2015 qu'ils ont imputée à des pirates informatiques soutenus par la Russie

Le GRU moins connu que le KGB

Les autorités britanniques associent également le GRU à plusieurs groupes de pirates connus (Fancy Bear, Sandworm, Strontium, APT 28, CyberCaliphate…). Moins connu que le KGB , le GRU disposent d'agents à travers le monde et ses services rendent compte directement à l'état-major du ministère russe de la Défense.

C'est d'ailleurs l'agence qui a été accusée par la première ministre britannique Theresa May d'avoir mené la tentative d'assassinat contre l'ex-agent double russe Sergueï Skripal . Les services secrets britanniques ont identifié deux hommes, dont l'un, Anatoli Chepiga, serait colonel au sein du GRU.

Et au gouvernement britannique d'accuser directement Moscou :«Compte tenu du haut niveau de confiance de (cette) évaluation et du contexte, le gouvernement britannique estime que le gouvernement russe - le Kremlin - est responsable», peut-on encore lire.

En réaction à ces accusations directes, la Russie a choisi d'ironiser ce jeudi, évoquant l'«espionnite aiguë» qui s'est, selon elle, emparée des Occidentaux après les accusations rendant Moscou responsable des principales cyberattaques mondiales de ces dernières années et l'expulsion de quatre agents russes présumés des Pays Bas

. «L'espionnite aiguë des Occidentaux prend de l'ampleur», a indiqué le ministère russe des Affaires étrangères dans un communiqué. Un «commentaire officiel» de Moscou sur ces affaires suivra.

L’Australie s’est jointe, jeudi matin, aux critiques du Royaume-Uni :

« L’armée russe et son bras de renseignement, le GRU, sont responsables de cette cyberactivité malveillante », a affirmé jeudi le gouvernement australien. « Avec nos alliés, nous révélerons et répondrons aux tentatives du GRU de saper la stabilité internationale.».

Pas sûr que la stratégie agressive adoptée par Londres, Washington et leurs plus proches alliés sur la question des attaques informatiques russes ne décourage de futures attaques et ne conduise pas à l'escalade.

Garett Skyport pour DayNewsWorld




On 25 September 2018, the Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) presented its opinion, favorable to the PMA, following the Estates General held under its aegis, during the first half of 2018.

This favorable opinion has just given, 7 years later, as planned, the kick-off of a new revision of the law on bioethics passed in 2011. This report, which was submitted to the President of the Republic, was published online. , thus opening the debate on the subject of the enlargement of the PMA to all women, both heterosexual and homosexual.

The return that was not easy for Emmanuel Macron, will therefore inevitably be complicated, as the subject is sensitive. But this reform figured in his campaign program; he could not go back!

Since then nothing has filtered or almost on the real intentions of the Head of State which many assure that we do not know what he has in the head, very precisely.

The Elysee has so far only recalled that the calendar would be held and that the new reform bill on bioethics would be presented, depending on the parliamentary congestion, at the end of the year 2018 or at the beginning of the year 2019 for approval by two assemblies.

By then, each side, the pros or cons, have begun to sharpen their arguments, as the debate is likely to be lively, because still as cleavage.

It is therefore certain that the last quarter of 2018 will be occupied, medically and politically by the subject; demonstrations have already been planned by activists opposed to the reform who have already declared that they are ready to take to the streets.

"A low popularity of Emmanuel Macron could also swell the sails of the mobilization" (Jérôme Fourquet, Director at IFOP). In fact, according to the latest polls, and for the moment, as many as for that of against (40%), 20% still undecided, hesitating between the recognition of the desire of child (and the Right to the child) and the suffering it generates in the face of the primacy of the Rights of the Child).

The only thing we know for sure, is that Emmanuel Macron has already said he is opposed to the GPA, ensuring that the file would not be open during his five-year term.

Is he seeking, as he has suggested, a calm debate by bringing this guarantee?

In any case, he certainly foresees a very controversial debate that he has, moreover, called for on April 9, before the leaders of the Collège des Bernardins, founded by Cardinal Lustiger.

The debate will indeed confront the proponents of a liberalism with eugenic risks, anchored on principles of defenses of individual liberties and autonomy, to those who favor diametrically opposed principles, solidarity, respect for dignity and the best interests of the child, convinced that the procreate child, can not be a solution to the distress situations of some women who are in pain, who can not have them.

The answer from the side of the Catholic Church was quick. The Church had already committed shortly before 25 September against the PMA (Medically Assisted Procreation). The Episcopate had published a long report of 112 pages, the result of a reflection, initiated a long time ago by a working group associating the episcopate itself, but also consultants and the departments of ethics Biomedical Center Sèvres and College Bernardin aforesaid.

But between the two camps has quietly slipped a group of doctors gynecologists and obstetricians, anxious to highlight the flaws of the law of 2011 and driven by the results from their personal medical experiences (for 7 years), concrete, scientific and sociological . According to the 2011 law, for example, women who risk being caught by their biological clock, since they have not donated at least 5 oocytes free of charge, to be allowed to practice their self-preservation! One way according to the most politicized, frame feminist inclinations of independence too bold for some! These doctors are part of the path opened by René Friedman , "the scientific father" of the first French baby test tube. These same doctors simultaneously demanded the removal of anonymity for sperm donors and the immediate destruction of supernumerary embryos that would not have been implanted.

To summarize, on this societal problem posed by the PMA we will therefore see confronting in the coming months, "gentile progressives" susceptible to problems related to infertility of women, whether they are under 35 years or more, and the conservative and retrograde "nationalist bad guys" .

So smart are those who can predict today, in which camp the results of the vote of the law will fall! Because the debate is likely to change the state of the forces involved, whether scientifically and intellectually than on the political level.

It should be noted at the same time that the opening of the debate on the PMA does not help Emmanuel Macron who, aware that society is currently fractured, would not want to renew the confrontations he had to manage, while he was Deputy Secretary General of the Elysee, alongside Francois Hollande, on the occasion of the marriage for all during the examination of the Taubira law (see statement of Rachida Dati this morning on LCI).

And from this point of view, in the midst of the nascent debates on bioethics, the publication of a breathtaking report by the Think Tank, Génération Libre, led by the essayist Gaspard Koenig and his small band of liberal intellectuals from right and left , proposing to legalize GPA does not help.

It does not matter for this group, which has just broken a taboo, that the question has been rejected by the President of the Republic.

The anti-gepaistes have to jump! Because in a way that is provocative and provocative, Generation Libre begins its demonstration by referring to the Bible, which according to them "describes all kinds of family arrangements" and then affirms "that the GPA does not harm others" . The prefacier of this text, Daniel Bourillon, jurist of Argentine origin, supports in this one that "the women manufacture children for free since the dawn of time".

In addition, this professor at the University of Paris-Nanterre calls upon the manes of Simone Veil (just that!) To declare r "that the GPA is part of the continuity of the abortion" , thus updating "the question the disposition of oneself in the name of procreative freedom ".

This demonstration indirectly gives reason to anti-LDCs, who believe that "it brings us closer to a law on GPA" . Coming from this camp, the philosopher Pierre Le Coz, former vice president of the National Consultative Committee of Ethics and President of the Committee of Deontology and Prevention of Conflicts of Interest at ANSE (National Agency for Sanitary Safety of Food, Environment and Labor) has understood the maneuver. In an interview with Le Figaro, on September 21, 2018, he vigorously defended "the Family, as an institution, which allows a child to be raised by both parents, in the name of genetic inheritance. that we all carry ".

Both sides, it must be noted, have devoted a great deal of attention to the threat of the commodification of bodies, as is the case in India, with a view, probably, according to the nature and importance of the drifts, the opening of "baby drug factories or life insurance babies" as described in the Science Fiction movie "Island" (2005).

Anxious to discard such perspectives, which may one day unfortunately, in a world of madness, emerge from the crazy brains of paranoid doctors resembling Doctor Folamour, the bishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, called today for the mobilization in wishing to maintain the dialogue already initiated. Demonstrations will therefore take place; what we do not know today is when they are going to take place.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



It is the first anniversary of the self-determination referendum of Catalonia. Separatist activists block Monday, October 1, 2018, a high-speed train track, highways and arteries of Barcelona. "The high-speed train track was blocked in Girona 100 km northeast of Barcelona, ​​the tracks being occupied," said the railway company Renfe.

Televisions broadcast images of militants from the Republic Defense Committees descending on the tracks or blocking the roads. The road network has confirmed cuts to the A7 motorways, between Barcelona and Valencia, and A2, which links the Catalan metropolis to Madrid.

One year, day after day, after the referendum on independence, it is the "endless march" of Catalonia: the militants of the Committees of defense of the Republic claiming the rupture with Madrid.

On 1 October 2017, more than 2 million Catalans voted in favor of independence in a referendum deemed illegal by Madrid. 90.18% of voters voted for the independence of Catalonia. King Felipe VI, himself, intervened saying that "the Catalan society was fractured and crossed by a conflict" , and that the Catalan authorities could " even endanger the economic and social stability of Catalonia and all the Spain " .

This vote marked a historic moment, plunging the entire Spain into the worst political and institutional crisis that the country has known since the end of Francoism.

The new government of Pedro Sanchez has shown signs of appeasement towards separatists and discussions have resumed in recent months. He notably lifted the tutelage that Madrid had exercised over Catalonia since last autumn. In the same way, the judge of the Supreme Court, Pablo Llarena, in charge of the investigation on the attempt of secession of Catalonia decided to withdraw the European and international arrest warrants issued in March against the former Catalan president and four other leaders independence. The nine pro-independence leaders in pre-trial detention were all transferred to prisons in Catalonia in July.

But Pedro Sanchez is still opposed to the organization of a referendum of independence of Catalonia, that claims Quim Torra. In early September, the Prime Minister proposed to hold a referendum on a new status for the region, which would guarantee them greater autonomy. This proposal was quickly swept aside by the independence leaders. "The process of independence is irreversible," said Quim Torra. "Only an accepted, binding and internationally recognized referendum on self-determination" would be valid in his eyes. "We have not demonstrated for ten years to have more autonomy, we have passed this stage," also launched, Marta Villalta, spokesman for the Catalan Republican Left (ERC), which participates in the government of M. Torra.

"We are starting an endless march" , here is the slogan launched Quim Torra Monday, October 1, 2018, one year to the day after the referendum. The president of the Generalitat demands from the central government the organization of a referendum of self-determination and ensures that if Madrid continues to refuse, it will renounce "no way" to lead Catalonia to independence.

Divisions are also present within the separatist camp between the most moderate of the Republican Left (ERC) and the most radical as the CDR who criticize the regional government of Quim Torrade do not defy the authority of the Spanish state. CDR had called Sunday social media protests under the slogan "No Forgetting or Forgiveness", referring to the tough police interventions a year ago. The separatists are today divided into three parliamentary groups: Together for Catalonia, ERC, and CUP.

Currently in Belgium and prevented from keeping his chair at the head of the Catalan region, Carles Puigdemont intends to bring together the autonomists in the same new independentist political party called "National Appeal for the Republic . " "The party's main goal is to implement the October 1st mandate," Toni Morral, spokesman for Puigdemont, told reporters on Thursday.

But would not any unilateral act on the part of the separatists oblige Madrid to regain control of the region, as the Spanish government did in October?

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




The vice seems to be tightening around two men accused by London of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom last March. And around a third man who would have come in recognition to Salisbury. This third Russian agent would have gone to Salisbury before to help plan the attack, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The British authorities claim that the two men, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, probably aliases, are officers of the GRU, Russian military intelligence.

What challenged on September 12 the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, declaring knowing who were the two men implicated, "civilians" having done nothing of "criminal". These men, then interviewed by Russian public television RT, claimed to have visited Salisbury as tourists, and assured that they were not linked to the GRU.

But revelations, Wednesday, September 26, the site of British investigation Bellingcat and his Russian counterpart The Insider Russia seem to confirm the version of London. Here are the main clues that point to a link between the two suspects and the Russian secret services.

Their stay in Salisbury does not look like a tourist getaway!

In an interview with the Russian news channel RT, the two suspects claimed to make a tourist jaunt, Ruslan Boshirov stating that they wanted to discover "the famous Salisbury Cathedral". The two men were seen on surveillance camera images walking in the opposite direction to the cathedral near Sergueï Skripal's house.

Regarding the flight information of the Russian airline Aeroflot, the sites The Insider and Bellingcat, discovered that the suspect had bought their ticket the night before their departure when they had told in their interview to RT have planned their stay in Salisbury for a long time.

The files associated with the passports of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are also suspect in that they are empty of references to other identity documents while these documents are mandatory for any Russian citizen from 14 years old.

In addition the two seats in the plane are on the same row 1194 and 1297, the tickets having been taken at the same time.

. But strangely these letters contain the letters "SS" - perhaps an abbreviation for svenshenno sekretno, or "top secret" in Russian - and a stamp with the words "do not give information" with a telephone number from a line of the Russian Ministry of Defense ... "The suspect using the false identity of 'Ruslan Boshirov' is in fact Colonel Anatoly Tchepiga, a GRU officer decorated with high honors," Bellingcat further states.

Many clues that do not leave one wondering about the indications given by Moscow that saw these men as ordinary Russian citizens in tourism.

Russia rejected this information in one block. "There is no evidence ," spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy Maria Zakharova said on Facebook, " so they continue their campaign on the information front whose sole purpose is to divert attention from the main question: what happened in Salisbury? "

In any case, the British police launched in early September an arrest warrant against two Russian citizens who were presented as members of the GRU suspected of perpetrating the attack. The British also managed to put a name on this third man who would have made an analysis of the lifestyle of the Skripal.

An investigation that is progressing to the dismay of Russia.

Jaimie Potts for DayNewsWorld



When Medina canceled its planned concerts at the Bataclan, this is the last video of rapper Nick Conrad that is controversial. It was put online September 17 and removed this Wednesday, September 26 from YouTube and Deezer.

In question :

The text and images of a nine-minute clip by rapper Nick Conrad. In a clip titled "PLB", for "Hang the Whites", the rapper sang: "I enter nurseries, I kill white babies, catch them quickly and hang their parents, tease them to pass the time, entertain black children of all ages, young and old.

Beat them hard, do it frankly, it stinks of death, it pisses the blood. " Beyond the words, the clip was a rare violence showing a white man tied and tortured by Nick Conrad himself. A call to murder for many.

The minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb "condemns unreservedly these abject remarks and these ignominious attacks". Frédéric Potier, the interministerial delegate to the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hatred, who reported the clip to the Paris prosecutor on the basis of Article 40 of the Penal Code for incitement to racial hatred.

The Paris prosecutor's office opened Wednesday, an investigation for "public provocation to the commission of a crime or offense."

But the rapper sheltered behind his conception of art to defend his production. He invokes the essence of art comparing the shocking scenes of his clip to Eugène Delacroix's paintings in the Louvre.

"Rap was born in the ghetto, its mission is to denounce things. An artist aims to draw inspiration from the world to denounce, whether it likes it or not, he justifies. This is the essence of rap. In France more than elsewhere, we have trouble with the truth.

In a statement, the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism said that "the call for the racist killing of Nick Conrad's video is abject and incredibly violent . " "The freedom of creation, it is not the freedom to call to hang whites because of the color of their skin", continues the text , stating that "the LICRA seizes the justice and its legal commission"

In his defense, he adds that in 2016, he released a song called 130 coffins, in tribute to the victims of November 13 .

Even if the rapper from Noisy-Le-Grand. defended itself, on LCI, to have launched a call to the hate and not to have wanted to make the "buzz", it remains nonetheless the words of the rapper did indeed skidded.

To ask whether there is "anti-white racism" ?

"I can not deny what I wrote, it touches racism, it's the beauty of this piece, it's still art. »...

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld



The Aquarius had resumed its rescue activities this week in the Mediterranean after a forced stopover of 19 days for lack of flag. He rescued 11 migrants Thursday off Libya. The ship is now looking for a port to land them after refusing to bring them back to Libya.

The Panamanian maritime authorities announced Saturday that they would withdraw its flag to Aquarius, already deprived of its flag by Gibraltar, for "non-compliance" with "international legal procedures" concerning the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. While the maritime authorities of Panama have revoked the registration of the humanitarian ship Aquarius - the last civilian boat operating in the Mediterranean Sea to help the migrants - the boat, once it has finished its journey, can not go back to sea, except to find another pavilion.

The Aquarius, chartered by the associations SOS Mediterranean and Médecins sans frontières, had already, between the end of August and mid-September, had to stop at Marseilles, for lack of flag. Until this summer it was flying the Gibraltar flag, until Gibraltar argued that the vessel was not registered on its territory - British territory - as a lifeboat but simply as a research vessel. The charterers then turned to Panama. It was under this flag, and under the name of Aquarius 2, that the ship had just returned to sea

Panama is known for its flags of "free registration": the ship is registered under a national jurisdiction different from that of the owner The Aquarius, belonging to a German company, was flying Panamanian flags which had nothing 'illegal and NGOs to specify that the registration procedures were carried out ' in full transparency and compliance with the law '

But Panama believes in fact that by refusing to send migrants back to their places of origin, Aquarius does not comply with international legal procedures and that failure to comply with these procedures is a precautionary clause. ex officio deletion of the registration of the vessel. To maintain this registration, says Panama, would undermine its own national interests.

Panama indicates that this delisting is the result of a complaint by the Italian authorities, in a context where the Aquarius has been prohibited from docking in Italian ports since the closure by the Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, ports of his country to migrants.

The case also comes in the context of legal disputes concerning rescue at sea. Italy accuses the NGOs of refusing to cooperate with the Libyan coastguard. The NGOs put forward on their side the conventions which foresee that any person rescued at sea is disembarked in a place "safe" , which is not the case of Libya, they hammer, quoting the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees.

In this context, therefore, NGOs are denouncing Italy's pressure on flag states, in this case Panama, to prevent them from carrying out their missions.

"This dismissal is the result of the flagrant economic and political pressure exerted by the Italian government and condemns hundreds of men, women and children fleeing to join the marine cemetery that has become the Mediterranean," denounces MSF in a statement .

"It is a violent blow to the vital humanitarian mission of Aquarius, the only non-governmental search and rescue ship still present in the central Mediterranean"

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has closed the country's ports to migrants since June, refuted any intervention by his ministry on Sunday night. There was "no pressure from the Interior Ministry on Panama," he told Italian television.

"It is obvious that no country in the world would want to take on the responsibility of being associated with a ship that obstructs rescue operations at sea, refuses coordination with the Libyan coastguards, attacks on democratic governments such as the Italy, " he said . "For these gentlemen, the Italian ports will remain closed."

The maritime authorities of Panama have explained that the Aquarius "unfortunately" has to be excluded from their register because maintaining this flag would imply serious political difficulties for the Panamanian government and for the Panamanian fleet working in European ports.

According to Panama, the main complaint comes from the Italian authorities, according to which "the ship's captain has refused to return migrants and refugees in care to their place of origin" SOS Mediterranean and MSF "denounce these actions as further proof of the to the extremism of the Italian government which consciously chooses to let people drown in the Mediterranean Sea, and seeks to get rid of the last witnesses of these shipwrecks ".

MSF recalls that "since the beginning of the year, more than 1,250 people have drowned while trying to cross the central Mediterranean" .

What is certain is that Italy has adopted, in the Council of Ministers, Monday, September 24, a decree-law establishing a turn of screw on security and against immigration advocated by the Minister of the Interior from the extreme right, Matteo Salvini and no longer ready to comply with the Dublin agreements "It is a step forward to make Italy safer. To fight Mafia and smugglers more aggressively, to reduce the costs of excessive immigration, to expel criminals and false asylum seekers more quickly, to revoke citizenship for terrorists, to give more powers to order, " said Salvini on Facebook.

The Aquarius 2 is "road to Marseille", announced the NGO SOS Mediterranean, Monday, September 24. NGOs chartered the humanitarian ship asked the French authorities to authorize "exceptionally" the landing of migrants. According to Médecins sans frontières, 58 migrants are currently on board. "This is the only option we have" to allow the Aquarius, "to continue its mission" to rescue migrants, said Frédéric Penard, the director of operations of SOS Mediterranean, during a press conference at Paris. "The port of Marseille is the only possible port for him to leave," he added.

The ghost ship, with its migrants, goes to Marseille but has it got permission to disembark its passengers not always welcome in European countries?

Would the central Mediterranean be transformed into a new migratory route?

Can an NGO put pressure on a government?

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld




The political classes of France and Spain will hold their breath until next Tuesday, September 25, 2018, date (in the evening) at which Manuel Valls should announce his final decision which should put an end to the suspense that he talks about. since last May regarding the municipal elections of Barcelona .Ira or will not it?

It is indeed, in May 2018 that on the radio RNE-4 that Manuel Valls explained, one day, when awakening of the Barcelonans the reasons for which he was interested in the future of their city.

Obviously in the newspapers, as in the Grande Ecole of the city, the ESADE where he holds a position of professor and gives lectures, the information was widely relayed.
Since that date despite his strong appetite for the Barcelona City Council Manuel Valls wonders about the feasibility of the operation?

Caution is necessary because the adventure is difficult or unattainable in a city where Catalan identity is exalted every day and every street corner.

Certainly Manuel Valls does not lack arguments in favor of his candidacy:
he was born in Barcelona on August 13, 1962 and he owns a family house. It is only at the age of 20 that he obtained the French nationality which allowed him to make the political career that one knows, until occupying the enviable post of Prime Minister.
He speaks Spanish and Catalan fluently, which is his native language
In the spring, he received a proposal from the Ciudadanos Party (Center Droit) to take the lead in a large gathering including civil society (the macronniene influence is not far off)

After divorcing 6-month-old musician Anne Gravin with whom he had been living for 12 years and had a brief affair with LREM MP Olivia Grégoire, he became a couple with 53-year-old Susana Gallardo. The celebrity press has made its mark on this adventure, giving the couple the title of summer couple, nothing less !! Susana Gallardo is a wealthy Catalan businesswoman, heir to the Almirall pharmaceutical laboratories, a graduate of Political Science and Economics at the University of Oxford (England).

The former husband of Susana Gallardo, Alberto Palatchi Ribera, with whom she had 3 children, is one of the richest men in Spain. In 2018, Forbes magazine estimated its fortune at $ 1.1 billion. The man owned the brand Pronovia, (manufacture of wedding dresses) founded by his father in 1922, which he sold 90% of its shares.

It is in Marbella that the two "lovebirds" met for the first time.Susana Gallardo has an impressive address book that has already allowed the ambitious Manuel, who lives today far from Paris to multiply meetings with generous donors. Susana Gallardo has a strong temperament and the taste of combat, as her new companion.
These character traits should be very useful to the future candidate.

The path of Manuel Valls is nevertheless strewn with pitfalls.

His parachuting on Barcelona is extremely criticized on social networks we read the following comments: "Valls would like to become the new Spanish Jupiter" or "Valls eat at all racks", or "Attention Susana, a shot of 49-3 and hop your fortune is to Manuel ...! "Or" how do you say you're in Catalan ... dinero ? " Or how do you say Rastignac in Catalan? I will say arribisto or aprofitat "..
Manuel Valls is considered to have a perfect misunderstanding of the city of Barcelona
The party Ciudadanos, anti-independence party is credited with 5.2%. The outgoing mayor of Barcelona is favorite with 16.2% of the vote intentions followed by the independenceist Alfred Bosch with 14.2%. The Mayor of Barcelona is Ada Colau is a young mayor elected in May 2015. She embodies the arrival in power of a new generation of men and women, driven by social ideas supported by the movement of indinados (the indignados) from the 2008 crisis. Ada Colau has made a name for herself by working for the victims of mortgages and the thousands of families evicted.
In France, comments are not more tender. The first question that was asked was whether Manuel Valls could cumulate the functions of mayor of Barcelona with his mandate as deputy of the 1 st district of Essonne?

Surprisingly, the law on the accumulation of mandates that Emmanuel Macron voted in the first weeks of his mandate did not foresee this kind of situation that is not illegal.

Moreover, for many months, Manuel Valls has become a ghost MP; he has openly abandoned his mandate. Her ex-2017 rival, Farida Amrani (LREM), who finds the situation has become untenable, has received 11,500 signatures in favor of the petition calling for her resignation, which she circulated.

Voters in Barcelona will be called to decide in June 2019. They are apparently divided today between skepticism and outright hostility. Some even predict the adventurous good beating unless the decadent situation of politics Spanish ... does not leave him an unexpected opportunity?

We will remember to be complete that the ballot is proportional to a turn ...

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



Twenty-Seven are hopeful that negotiations with London will be completed by mid-November, while laying down their uncompromising conditions for divorce from the EU at the informal summit in Salzburg. It is without detours indeed that the French president Emmanuel Macron rejected the proposal carried by the British government, said plan of Checkers, compromise qualified Thursday of "not acceptable in the state".

The big point of contention is Northern Ireland. Indeed, London refuses to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union, as it would be necessary to create a border with the rest of the United Kingdom. And the reappearance of a physical boundary between the two Ireland is rejected by both parties.

"It's not so easy to leave the European Union" as Emmanuel Macron proclaimed. "Brexit is the choice of the British people. And it is a choice pushed by some who predicted easy solutions. (...) Those who explain that we can easily do without Europe (...) are liars, " continued the French president.

Apart from the marked intransigence of the 27 against the Brexit de Checkers, no significant progress can be reported if it is not the details given regarding the terminal calendar. "The European Council [of 18 October] will be a moment of truth, " said Donald Tusk, President of the Council . We hope there will be substantial progress. At this time, we will advise [if it is useful to convene] a possible summit in November. "Brexit will take place on March 29, 2019," Theresa May said yesterday before her counterpart.

A rendezvous primarily intended to exert maximum pressure on the British Prime Minister, just days from the annual congress of deeply divided Tories on their vision of Brexit.

Between the "hard Brexit" and the requirements of Paris, the position of Theresa May always seems more uncomfortable.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




U n casus belli was born several weeks ago between Europe and .... the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria about migrants, members of the Commission, governments German and French wanted to impose a systematic system of "Africanization and Islamization" of the European continent, a few years ago. This is the content of this casus belli. And that is what most European citizens think ... and there are more and more of them.

After the Brexit, after the French presidential elections that saw the accession of Marine Le Pen in the second round, after the German parliamentary elections of September 2017 which to the surprise of many have seen the AFD (anti-migration nationalist party) to return to the political arena and reach almost 13% of the vote in 94 seats of deputies , it was our duty to recall that most observers, politicians and others ... have attributed, with the massive arrival of migrants on the European continent, these unexpected electoral results, even catastrophic. ..with the social unrest they caused here and there.

As far as we are concerned, it seemed to us necessary to take advantage (in the good sense of the term) of this situation to put this problem of immigration back in its historical and political context , in order to better understand the bottom of the cards.

Information needed further! Yes ! Because the worst is perhaps still to come !! And will it be necessary to understand what is happening and why? This ultra-confrontational subject, in fact risks to fly, in terms, in shine the EU ... if things are not taken in hand ... in transparency ..

The situation thus briefly summarized and the setting planted, we will make some historical reminders indispensable.

It was in 1973/1974 that, for the first time, in the aftermath of the 39/45 War, the migration policy of Europe was sketched out.

We must go back to 1974, the year of the founding of the Association of Parliamentarians for Euro-Arab Cooperation (APCEA) to touch the beginnings of this story that has lasted for almost 50 years.

At that time Europe, which was not yet called EU, had only 9 countries, including Great Britain. Remember, it was the Europe of 9 !!!

The initial objective of this association (at the European level) was defined on 7 and 8 June 1975, unanimously in STRASBOURG, in a political resolution which "asked the European governments to take the initiative of steps which would help to ensure the withdrawal of ISRAEL FROM ALL OCCUPIED TERRITORIES IN 1967. "

The background of this political resolution was accompanied by a request for help in the development and understanding of the Arab cause , in a context described as having never been so favorable to the cause (sic). .

In short, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was immediately involved in the settlement of a conflict that has been going on since 1945 in this troubled Middle East.

An economic component follows the said Strasbourg resolution, which calls for the need (and usefulness ) for the establishment of close economic cooperation between Europe and the Arab world.

The first step in this economic cooperation was the concrete objective of providing support for the recycling of petrodollars, after OPEC decided to quadruple the price of oil (remember, this is the beginning of the crisis of oil)....

To complete the whole, the same resolution added a cultural component calling for the recognition of the historical contribution of Arab culture to European development (?) While completing the text with a critique of the situation of the time which, in the eyes of the signatories provided only limited space for the teaching of the Arabic language and Arab culture. (We saw a few years later how Najat Vallaud BelKacem sought to implement this principle definitively!)

In its conclusion, the Strasbourg Resolution expressed the wish that the European governments facilitate the demand of the Arab countries, by creating large means for the reception of migrant workers and their families .... as well as the development of their cultural life and religious inspired by Arabic texts and Arabic architecture ..

From year to year, the foundations of this Strasbourg Resolution (ignored by a very large number of European citizens) have been deepened regularly, until the Protocols of Barcelona, ​​signed in 1975 and where Europe has definitively switched to the camp. Arabic allowing some to say that "Europe had just been ceded to the Arab world .." But that was only the beginning ...

  1. Because, under the pressure of ISECO (Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture), an avatar of more Muslim brothers , whose seat is in Rabat, installed in a luxury hotel and otherwise called in French : Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture, the phenomenon of "colonization" of Europe (setlment in English) has continued to deepen, to the detriment of Europeans of origin.
  2. For, under the pressure of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation established in March 1972 in Jeddah) which is the largest intergovernmental organization at the United Nations (UN) and which includes 57 countries, all aimed at the consolidation of Islamic solidarity, the safeguarding of the Holy Places and an unwavering support for the Palestinian people, the arrival of migrants from North Africa or the Middle East, "Islamization" has continued to grow.
  3. Because the DOHA (Qatar) resolution taken at the conclusion of the 9 th Islamic Summit Conference held between 12 and 14 November 2000 , in Doha precisely, only confirmed once again that.

All these protocols and resolutions have thus progressively enabled the establishment of well-prepared Islamic communities, chosen to migrate to a European country and settle there as conquered countries, by refusing to submit to the principles of integration required. before. The phenomenon has only escalated ..... In response to a rejection from the indigenous populations.

For nearly 40 years, with the active support of the various French governments (both right and left) or European personalities such as Stefaan de Clerkc, son of Albert de Clerkc, both members of the Christian Democrats and Flemish, CD & V , well introduced and very influential in the European institutions, all the facilities were given to this migratory approach prepared for a long time and in detail.

We have just demonstrated that the agreement and the compromise were so strong that all the so-called wild immigration that we have seen for more than 20 years is in fact only the result of a particularly effective collaboration with the organizations Islamic ones set out above.

So SOROS! In all of that ?

Soros is a Jewish, atheist survivor of the Holocaust. Soros claims to be a philanthropist and humanist. It is rather classified on the left.

Although financing hundreds of causes, he has never hidden being an unscrupulous financial player, speculating on the debts of the States and the cost of the raw materials of which ... THE OIL ...

Through his concept of "the Open Society", he spreads a totally irresponsible and greedy vision of the world, under cover of humanism and progress. It is in line with this conception that he created the Middle East of the Open Society, which displays a bias that is 100% pro-Palestinian. And who says pro-Palestinian says pro-Islam says anti-Western culture, announcing the death of Western democratic systems and the values ​​of the peoples of Europe, mostly followers of democratic principles.

Moreover SOROS is an anti-Russian, viscerally!

It is in this respect that he financed the conflict in Yugoslavia and it is in this respect that he displays "a resemblance to Qatar".

All the tensions that have rocked the Middle East, from the Arabian Peninsula to the shores of the northern Mediterranean via the Arab-Persian Zone (see Alexander Joffre, PH .D May 2013, How Soros funded Groups Invasions muslins in a truble region) originates from the influence, political and financial SOROS Groups, the boss is not far behind ....

For many months now, Soros, who has financed Islam, has naturally found, with the phenomena of migrants, an instrument to assault Europe's territories ... And their wealth!

Although his activities have remained very secret for a long time, it is difficult for him today to hide his activities since he now clearly imposes his wishes on the subject either with the EU or with Emmanuel Macron, when the latter was preparing his presidential program.

Here are some examples :

"The EU must accept one million asylum seekers (and migrants per year)."

"EU must give € 15,000 to every migrant for the first two years of their stay"

"The EU must finance Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey up to € 5,000 per refugee".

"The EU must finance secure roads and well-designed corridors to safely transport migrants from Greece and Italy to their final destination"

The evidence against SOROS is obvious and documented.

But for the demonstration to be complete, it is necessary to denounce immediately the Soros networks recently appeared in Africa of which they are undertaking the conquest. (Which partly explains the large number of African migrants in France and in Europe). Open Society networks are developing at a rapid pace in Africa. Soros relies in Africa on NGO networks : Amnesty International, Human Rights, Watch, Global Wittness, Transparency International etc.

The links of influence that he supports and finances also exist in Senegal, Burkina Faso and even Congo!

It is understandable in these conditions the refusal of Hungary, but also other countries of Eastern Europe to see the return of this character sulfurous . These countries are fighting against the rules on the reception of migrants imposed by Europe, at the request of .. SOROS ...

Since September 2015, Hungary has been penalizing people who violate borders. Austria and Poland are on the same path. These measures explain the threats of the European Commission.

Even Sweden and Denmark have restored border control for migrants

That is to say that on this point the European solidarity was wavering and that Europe was starting to crack because of important differences on the subject.

Yet France and Germany have not been on this line for a long time. ! The reception of migrants seemed natural, morally natural!

But does not one come to see Angela Merkel put in trouble electoremen t because she had accepted the entry on the German territory of 1 million migrants ... ??

Is not immigration one of the causes of Brexit in England, threatened by hordes of migrants who have already invaded Calais in France (and threatening the English borders by any means)?

Is not immigration one of the reasons for the success of Marine Le Pen in the first round of the 2017 presidential election, where she made almost 40% of the votes? .

In response, and considering that these states infringe the freedom of movement of men and capital, freedom of association, the European Commission has therefore sent to Hungary and Poland a formal notice before launching a legal procedure. (Soros was not very far behind this initiative)

In Hungary, the homeland of SOROS , the Magyar parliament voted against any intention of interference, through NGOs including those led by SOROS. Hungary remains stubbornly opposed to migrants !!

Europe is still threatened and in any case increasingly weakened. Governments are seeing their public opinion more and more dissatisfied, withdrawing their support. Street incidents and terrorist attacks are more and more numerous and visible!

But what happens then in France more precisely?

The day after his election, Emmanuel Macron immediately went to visit Angela Merkel, seeking to reach an agreement with Germany On this occasion it did not fail to address this problem of migrants ... revealed by the unexpected results from Marine Le Pen. Besides, in Germany the situation was not better; the result of the parliamentary elections in September 2017 clearly shows that German public opinion is hardly different from that of other European countries. Terrorist attacks, rapes, robberies and looting fuel the Europeans' collapse in the face of massive immigration .... Initiated by Georges SOROS.

Recall in a rather perverse way, Emmanuel Macron said during the presidential election campaign that the problem of migrants "he was in the footsteps of SOROS, the stone hidden behind him"

On re-reading, we realize that Emmanuel Macron's program is a complete recovery of the SOROS Plan.

In the wake of the attacks, continuous displacement of nauseating refugee camps, the arrival of migrant groups in the most remote villages .... The masks will fall.

Languages ​​are loosening and many philosophers (Alain Finkielkraut, Michel Onfray, etc. .. ) regularly denounce the intention finally revealed and updated a deliberate and voluntary Islamization of Europe through a massive process migration.

Consciousness and eyes begin to open. But do not forget, and this is what I wanted to show you, that this process was initiated in the 1970s, in all discretion, without the citizens being consulted. This process was opened by the Strasbourg Declaration of 1974, this at the request of 200 people under all suspicion ... but hyperpuissant ...

On the role of SOROS, the debate will continue to swell!

We will return soon to two new outbreaks of violence that have just opened: one in Burma or the shadow of SOROS hovers over fantastic oil reserves ... the other closer to home, in Europe in the case between Catalonia and the Spanish Central Administration ... Surprises are still waiting for us.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



"I know you have already decided to vote, but know that you will condemn a country," Hungarian Prime Minister ViKtor Orban told the Chamber.

Triggering Article 7 of the Union Treaties or not?

In a resolution adopted in plenary in May 2017, MEPs declared that the situation in Hungary justified triggering the procedure that could lead to sanctions for Hungary, including the temporary loss of voting rights in the Council.

A debate in the European Parliament was organized on Tuesday to discuss the rule of law in Hungary, a report by Green MEP Judith Sargentini calling for the launch of Article 7 against Viktor Orban's government.

A decisive vote of the European Parliament will take place Wednesday, September 12 in Strasbourg on the triggering of this article. This is Article 7 of the Union Treaties, which can be activated in case of a "clear risk of serious breach" of the rule of law in a Member State. A procedure so far, initiated only once: in late 2017, against the Polish government.

The Hungarian Prime Minister believes that the European Parliament thus violates the rights of Hungarians, while several deputies regret the lack of freedom in Hungary.

If the procedure goes to its end, Hungary would be deprived of voting in the decisions taken by the Heads of State and Government. A virtual exclusion of the European game ...

Should the European Union (EU) act by activating Article 7 of the European Treaties to prevent the risk of serious breach of European values? ?

Prime Minister Viktor Orban was keen to be present the day before in plenary to defend his action.

But what is wrong with Orban?

"The Hungarian people no longer enjoy the fundamental rights we take for granted in the rest of Europe. Hungarians can no longer be assured of an honest and fair treatment from their government, " said Judith Sargentini, the author of the report.

"The civil society is threatened by the decisions made by the Hungarian government," said the Dutch commissioner recalling that the Commission had seized justice on several topics.

In Ms Sargentini's report, several threats are listed:

1 ° The questioning of the freedom of the media

2 ° The questioning of the independence of justice

3 °, Regular attacks against non-governmental organizations,

4 ° The revival of anti-Semitism

5 ° The questioning of certain social rights.

6. The migration policy of the Orban regime and its refusal to accept the principle of European solidarity.

The virulent defense of Viktor Orban

The Hungarian Prime Minister believes that the European Parliament simply flouts the rights of Hungarians.

"I defend my homeland because these values ​​are matters of honor for Hungarians. This report tramples on the honor of the Hungarians . According to him, MEPs claim to "know better than the Hungarians themselves what is good for them" .

He thus contests the procedure of adoption of "this report which violates the European treaties".

"You want to exclude a country that has chosen to vote for a party to 59% of the vote. Revenge against the Hungarians is not honest, is not European, " he was offended.

"You decided that our country could not refuse to be a country of immigration. We will not give in to blackmail and our country will defend its laws against you if necessary. He made the European elections in Hungary a future test.

The Hungarian government has also sent to Brussels a well-argued 109-page document, which dismisses piece by piece all the criticisms made since Mr Orban returned to power in Budapest in 2010.

In the European environment, it is common to call this article "the nuclear weapon" , as it affects the sovereignty of a state. And Viktor Orban is not mistaken him who denounced a report "which will deprive the Hungarians to defend their interests . "

Mr Varga, for his part, believes that his country should have been involved in the procedure from the beginning and that Mr Sargentini, in refusing, would have favored the 'nuclear option' and created 'a dangerous precedent which undermines the confidence of the citizens in Parliament ".

Close to the Fidesz d'Orban, Polish MEP Ryszard Antoni Legutko (PiS - ECR) mocked his colleagues inviting them to directly ask to put the country under guard by appointing a replacement directly to the Hungarian Prime Minister.

Another stake: the European elections.

This debate can also have a considerable impact as the campaign for the European elections begins in May 2019. What consequences for the EPP and the other European political parties of a vote in favor of Article 7?

Could the European People's Party (EPP), rallying the rights of the Union, feel compelled to clarify its position with regard to Mr Orban and to exclude him, who has become the darling of the extremes? European rights?

Moreover, the extreme right has taken the opportunity to make a foothold in Fidesz. On the national assembly side, Nicolas Bay has denounced a report that wants to punish a country that has decided to protect itself from "migratory submersion" and said that the party of Viktor Orban has nothing to do with the European People's Party of Manfred Weber . Orban join the group created by Marine Le Pen, Europe Nations and Liberty (ENL)?

The EPP is a party in crisis, torn between a Jean-Claude Juncker, representative of the Christian Social Right and Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Chancellor in coalition with the extreme right or Mr. Orban, who now discusses Europe with the populist of extreme right Matteo Salvini. The EPP "expects Viktor Orban to take a step towards the European partners this week and to be ready for compromise," said Manfred Weber, the EPP leader in Strasbourg.

Who has an interest in the EPP breaking out?

"A break-up of the EPP would have considerable consequences at nine months of the Europeans, creating both a political space for a union of extreme rights, from Mr Orban to Mr Salvini via the Poles of the PiS.

But also an opportunity for a possible wider alliance of "pro-Europeans" around Mr. Macron. "? according to a political observer .

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




"There will be an air of Zapad-81, but in addition imposing a certain way," congratulated the end of August the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Choïgou alluding to the Soviet era.

Russia launches on Tuesday, September 11, the largest military maneuvers in its history with all the elements of the army and the participation of China. These exercises are called "Vostok-2018" (East-2018).

A show of strength

A show of force with gigantic maneuvers this week until September 17 in Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East.

"Vostok 2018" deploys an unparalleled power with nearly 300,000 men, all components of the army involved (a thousand aircraft, 80 buildings, and 36,000 armored) and 3,500 Chinese soldiers in support.

"Imagine 36,000 military vehicles moving at the same time: tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles. And all of this, of course, in conditions as close to a combat situation as possible, " Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in late August.

The Russian army compared this show of force to Zapad-81 (West-81) which, nearly 40 years ago, mobilized between 100,000 and 150,000 Warsaw Pact soldiers in Eastern Europe, for the largest maneuvers never organized in the Soviet era. "There will be an air of Zapad-81, but in addition imposing a certain way," congratulated the end of August the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Choïgou alluding to the Soviet era.

This latest large-scale exercise, which had officially involved 12,700 military personnel - a figure just below the 13,000-man limit beyond which Russia would have been forced to invite foreign observers - had already been judged by NATO. as a " preparation for a major war with an enemy at parity", which means a powerful army and not a terrorist group as presented.

NATO denounces

These maneuvers did not fail to make NATO react that it denounces as the repetition of a "conflict of great magnitude". NATO believes that "Vostok-2018" "demonstrates that Russia is focusing on training for a large-scale conflict." Dylan White, Alliance spokesperson, said, "This is part of a trend we have seen for a while: a safer Russia, which significantly increases its defense budget and its military presence. "

This deployment comes in fact in a context of lasting tensions with Westerners: the Ukrainian crisis, the conflict in Syria in particular.

Especially as China and Mongolia are participating in these great maneuvers and will be able to test Russian high-tech equipment that Beijing has recently acquired, such as the S-400 air defense system or the Su-35 fighter.

In addition all the new "invincible" weapons (Putin) of the Russian army are deployed: on land Iskander missiles, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, tanks T-80 and T-90, the recent fighter aircraft Su-34 and Su-35, at sea, several frigates equipped with Kalibr missiles.

Russia: the second largest military power in the world

Russia, which denounces the expansion of NATO at its borders as a fundamental threat to its security, has increased the number of military exercises in recent years.

The spokeswoman for diplomacy, Maria Zakharova, however, reassured the Westerners: "' Vostok-2018' is far from the area of ​​responsibility of NATO and does not change the security of its member states. "

The Kremlin spokesman warned at the end of August: " [Russia's] ability to defend itself in the current international situation, which is often quite aggressive and unfriendly towards our country, is justified, essential and without any alternative".

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Economic Forum is expected to attend some of the maneuvers.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



We would have liked to score better, but we are still the first party in the country!" Said Stefan Löfven.

The negotiations are going to be tough in Sweden.

The extreme right has certainly not become the second political force of the country but it is in a clear progression.

The far-right Democrats of Sweden is in third place with 17.6% of the vote, a sharp increase since the 12.9% of 2014.

On the other hand the traditional bloc of the "red-green" coalition - Social Democrats, Greens and Left Party - conquers the first place with an advance of only 0.4% in front of the center-right alliance composed of Moderates (conservative) , Liberals, Centrists and Christian Democrats

The Greens, partners of the Social Democrats in the government, getting the worst failure of these elections with barely 4.3%!

In a system of alliances, the block of parties that obtains the majority of votes forms a government. This time the two blocks have too small a gap between them and the SD score can play a key role in Parliament.

Sweden's Democrat leader, Jimmie Akesson, has not failed to extend a personal invitation to Moderates leader Ulf Kristersson to "discuss how the country will now be run . "

The latter, for his part stressed that "the alliance was stronger than before, and the main reason for this is the Center Party."

For the current Prime Minister it is now a matter of having the two traditional blocs cooperate. "This evening must be the funeral of the block policy ," he said.

Whatever happens, none of the two big, dominant blocs on the political spectrum has gained the majority in the face of a far-right that is progressing and the party to form a government does not look easy. These will necessarily need voice of the extreme right.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




When the Social Democrat Party of outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Ulf Kristersson's Moderates (conservatives) succeed each other for more than a century, Swedish Democrats (anti-immigration party) are credited with 20% of votes in the polls, an increase of seven points compared to the 2014 elections.

The anti-immigration party could thus find itself behind the Social Democrats and side by side with the conservatives, breaking with the consensus model of the welfare state.

Right and left are respectively credited with 37 and 40% of the vote, so that a new minority government formed by Stefan Löfven can be expected, with an even smaller minority than at present.

Also on Thursday, Stefan Löfven called on Swedes to vote for a "stable government ... capable of leading Sweden in these uncertain times".

In the evening, the former steelworker had to bitterly defend his balance sheet, strongly criticized for having opened wide the borders of Sweden to 250,000 asylum seekers in 2014 and 2015, before closing them again.

"Integration is the vital issue of our time," said Ulf Kristersson, head of the Moderate party.

SD leader Jimmie Åkesson has accused the government of laxity in the fight against crime, urging "those who do not adapt to return to live in another country" .

These legislative elections should mark the end of the domination of the big traditional parties in favor of the extreme right.

To be continued
Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




Boris Johnson, a potential challenger for the Conservative prime minister, slammed the door of the government in July to signal her disagreement with Theresa May's "Checkers Plan".

Theresa May's post-Brexit trade plan puts "suicide jacket" on the UK, and detonator has been handed over to the EU, British former Foreign Minister Boris denounced on Sunday Johnson in a column published in the Mail on Sunday.

This plan provides for the continuation of a close trade relationship between the UK and the EU after Brexit, scheduled for March 29 while preserving the British province of Northern Ireland within the Customs Union and the Single Market. to prevent the re-establishment of border controls with Ireland, an EU member, after Brexit.

With these proposals, Theresa May provoked the fury of supporters of a "hard Brexit" but also the skepticism of EU leaders, who questioned the viability of this plan.

But Boris Johnson's stinging remarks about "humiliation" and "yes-yes" to the EU seemed excessive even in his own conservative camp. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Alan Duncan said on Twitter that they are "one of the most heartbreaking moments in modern British politics" and sign "Boris Johnson's political end."

To the chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat, who served in Afghanistan where he was confronted with a suicide bombing, also tweeted: "The carnage was disgusting (...) Compare the Prime Minister it is not funny.

The hit formula signed by Boris Johnson, the leader of the "hard-brexiters" did not go unnoticed, as was his divorce from his 25-year-old wife.

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld




Several thousand people demonstrated in a number of Russian cities on Sunday, September 2, against a reform project that plans to extend the statutory retirement age by five years.

Indeed the reform that Vladimir Putin wants to carry, plans to postpone the age of retirement by five years, in return for pensions revalued.

In the city of Moscow alone, nearly 9,000 gathered at the call of the Communist Party, which denounces a "cannibal reform".

"We are organizing a rally in Russia against this cannibal reform today , " Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov told the forum. The latter proposed, rather than postpone the statutory retirement age, the taxation of oligarchs to finance the system.

President Vladimir Putin has personally invested in pension reform: in a speech broadcast last Wednesday on television he presented the latter as a financial necessity.

He proposes a relaxation of the project presented in June by the government: to set the legal age of retirement at 60 for women against 63 in the government version, and 55 in the current system. For men a raise from 60 to 65 years of legal age as planned.

These measures should, according to the government, allow a revaluation of pensions of 8% per month by the end of the year, so on average 14 414 rubles (about 185 euros). The retirement age has remained unchanged for about 90 years.

According to pollsters, 90% of Russians are opposed to this reform.

Vladimir Putin is confronted with an unusual sling that has dropped his popularity rating.

Abby Shelcore for DayNewsWorld


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Plus de 8.000 personnes étaient réunies à Chemnitz en Allemagne, ville saxonne de l'ex-RDA, qui est depuis une semaine l'épicentre de la mobilisation de l'extrême droite allemande contre les étrangers.

Malgré d'importants barrages policiers dans les rues de Chemnitz, les deux rassemblements, celui d’extrême droite et celui de gauche, organisés samedi , se sont affrontés faisant neuf blessés. Une équipe de la télévision publique locale MDR a déposé plainte après avoir été agressée lors d'un tournage. Un membre de l'équipe a été blessé et son matériel cassé.

Depuis plus d'une semaine, la formation populiste surfe sur la colère provoquée par le meurtre d'un Allemand de 35 ans poignardé par deux réfugiés. Cette ville de la Saxe est le théâtre depuis plusieurs jours de manifestations organisées par l'extrême droite allemande contre les étrangers.

Deux Allemagne se font face. Deux camps radicalement opposés. Et les tensions sont montées d'un cran ce samedi.

Les manifestants de gauche face aux antimigrants menés par le parti populiste Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), le rassemblement anti-islam et l'anti-Merkel Pegida .

Neuf personnes ont été blessées en marge de nouvelles manifestations antagonistes de plus de 8.000 personnes samedi 1er septembre à Chemnitz en Allemagne, organisées d'un côté par la droite ultra anti-immigrés et en face par des mouvements de gauche. Un Afghan de 20 ans a par ailleurs été roué de coups par des hommes cagoulés.

Environ 4.500 personnes ont défilé.

Certains scandaient « nous sommes le peuple », reprenant le slogan des manifestants lors de la chute du régime communiste de RDA à l'automne 1989, ou ou encore « Merkel dégage ! »

tandis que d'autres défilaient en répondant : « le cœur plutôt que la haine ».

Alyson Braxton pour DayNewsWorld


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« Je ne serai pas contrainte d'accepter des compromis concernant les propositions du +plan de Chequers+ qui ne sont pas dans notre intérêt national », écrit la Première ministre dans le Sunday Times.

Confrontée à une forte opposition contre son plan de la part des pro-Brexit, Mme May a réitéré qu'elle préfère l'absence d'un accord plutôt que de faire des concessions à Bruxelles.« Nous serons prêts pour un +no deal+ (aucun accord) s'il le faut », a écrit Mme May dans le The Daily Telegraph.

Le chef du gouvernement britannique a donc rappelé dimanche qu'elle ne ferait aucune concession à Bruxelles écartant également une nouvelle fois la possibilité d'un second référendum.« Poser la question une fois de plus serait une grave trahison de notre démocratie - et une trahison de cette confiance », a-t-elle affirmé.

En juillet, Mme May a présenté un « Livre blanc » dans lequel elle propose notamment la création d'une nouvelle « zone de libre-échange » avec l'UE qui repose sur un ensemble de règles communes concernant les biens et le secteur agro-alimentaire. Il prône une relation commerciale étroite entre le Royaume-Uni et l'UE après le Brexit Il prévoit également d’éviter le rétablissement d'une « frontière dure », avec des infrastructures douanières, à la frontière avec l’Irlande.

Mais ce « plan de Chequers (une des résidences du premier ministre) » a immédiatement suscité un tollé chez les tenants d'un Brexit dur car ils le considèrent comme un dévoiement du référendum ayant décidé la sortie de l'UE en juin 2016. Aussi s'en sont suivies des démissions fracassantes comme celle du ministres des Affaires étrangères, Boris Johnson, ou celle de David Davis. Or les adversaires de la stratégie de Mme May dans les rangs du Parti conservateur publieraient en septembre leurs propres propositions pour le Brexit destinées à s’orienter vers une rupture plus nette avec l’UE. Une telle démarche pour mettre la pression sur Mme May, alors que le calendrier fixé par Londres et Bruxelles prévoit la conclusion d’un accord de retrait avant le Conseil européen des 18 et 19 octobre prochains.

De leur côté, les dirigeants de l'UE ont émis des doutes quant à sa viabilité.

Si Theresa May reste inflexible sur le Brexit contre vents et marées, Michel Barnier, lui, est prêt à prolonger les négociations

Le départ de la Grande-Bretagne de l'UE est certes programmé pour le 30 mars 2019. Londres et Bruxelles sont censés parvenir à un accord d'ici octobre pour organiser leur divorce et jeter les bases de leur relation future.

Mais Michel Barnier, négociateur en chef du Brexit, a fait savoir dimanche dans un entretien au quotidien allemand Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung que les négociations devaient être bouclées pour « mi-novembre ». « C’est possible. Ce dont nous avons besoin ce n’est pas de temps mais de décisions politiques. » a-t-il ajouté. Il en est de même pour le ministre britannique chargé du Brexit, Dominic Raab parlant de « une marge de manœuvre » sur le calendrier.

Le Brexit est programmé pour le 30 mars 2019...

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Since a 35-year-old German man was stabbed on Saturday night in unclear circumstances and a Syrian and an Iraqi man in his twenties are suspected of murder, has been exploited by the far right, which has mobilized thousands of neo-Nazis, hooligans and activists of the Pegida xenophobic movement.

The far-right party AfD (Alternative for Germany) set up an "information stand" just after the announcement of the murder in Chemnitz.

Human hunts, Hitler salutes, overflowing police. Civil society seems to be abdicating the far right ahead of elections in Saxony

Residents are no longer afraid to express their hatred of refugees. . Today, the AfD is leading the elections in the region and is the first opposition force in the Bundestag since 2017.

Other events are announced Saturday in Saxony, in Plauen, near the Bavarian border, and again in Chemnitz, at the call of Pegida and the party Alternative for Germany (AfD).

The investigation revealed that one of the two accused had been illegally in Germany since 2016 and that he should have been deported to Bulgaria, his place of registration as an asylum seeker.

"What we have seen has no place in Germany," said Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday in Berlin.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld


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La droite radicale avait rendez-vous avec l’extrême droite. Mardi 28 août, Matteo Salvini, le ministre de l’intérieur italien, chef de la Ligue (extrême droite), a accueilli dans son fief lombard de Milan le premier ministre ultraconservateur hongrois, Viktor Orban.

Leur ennemi commun dans cette Europe de plus en plus divisée : Emmanuel Macron, qualifié de « chef des partis promigrants » en Europe par M. Orban. « S’ils ont voulu voir en ma personne leur opposant, ils ont raison », a répondu le président.

Tout sourire, les deux hommes forts du moment sur la scène politique ont fait de Cette rencontre symbolise un moment fondateur de la droite anti-immigration européenne. En mai 2019 ont lieu les élections européennes de mai 2019.

L'homme fort du gouvernement italien, Matteo Salvini, est « mon héros », a ainsi déclaré mardi à Milan le Premier ministre hongrois Viktor Orban. « C'est mon héros et aussi mon compagnon de route » lui qui a fermé les ports aux navires de sauvetage en Méditerranée, a-t-il affirmé à la presse à Milan, dans le nord de l'Italie, avant une réunion avec Matteo Salvini (Ligue, extrême-droite), ministre de l'Intérieur et vice-Premier ministre italien.

« Il y a actuellement deux camps en Europe. Macron est à la tête des forces politiques soutenant l’immigration. De l’autre côté, il y a nous qui voulons arrêter l’immigration illégale », a déclaré le premier ministre hongrois. « Nous sommes au bord d’un tournant historique pour l’Europe, a abondé le chef de la Ligue. Aujourd’hui commence un parcours commun qui sera suivi de nombreuses autres étapes dans les prochains mois, pour mettre au premier plan le droit au travail, à la santé et à la sécurité. Tout ce que les élites européennes financées par [le philanthrope américain d’origine hongroise] Soros et gouvernées par le Macron du moment nous refusent. »

Entre 5 000 et 15 000 personnes se sont retrouvées sur la place San Babila, en plein centre-ville, pour protester contre les positions xénophobes et souverainistes des deux politiciens.

Les deux hommes, partisans d'une ligne dure contre les migrants arrivant en Europe, ont confirmé devant la presse leur accord sur la nécessité de « défendre les frontières » contre l'immigration. « Notre objectif est d'aider là où il y a des problèmes », en Afrique notamment, « pas d'apporter les problèmes chez nous", tandis que « La mission de M. Salvini est de s'assurer que ces migrants peuvent également être arrêtés en mer », a-t-il ajouté.

A l'instar de Matteo Salvini, Viktor Orban a clairement désigné le principal adversaire en Europe, avant les élections européennes du printemps 2019 : le président français Emmanuel Macron.

"Il y a actuellement deux camps en Europe et l'un est dirigé par Macron", a affirmé le Premier ministre hongrois.

Alize Marion pour DayNewsWorld





For Nicolas Hulot the account is not there, it was not conclusive enough and, therefore, it was not for me the time to conclude ", explains the Minister of the Ecological and Solidarity Transition in an interview at World.
"This is not a psychodrama, I consider that the conclusions are not up to the quality of the extraordinary work and the proposals that were made in the workshops. So I'm not going to be nice or say in a microphone that the account is not there, "he says well before his decision.

The Estates General of Food ended Thursday without Nicolas Hulot.

The latter believes that the conclusions of this major meeting of the agri-food sector, organized by the government, are "not up to par," on November 22, 2017 at the Elysee. He simply did not attend the closing session of the States General of Food, thus boycotting the speech by Edouard Philippe, Thursday, December 21. Nicolas Hulot believes that the conclusions of this major meeting of the agri-food sector, organized by the government, are "not up to the task".

It is true that very few measures have been adopted and no great announcement worthy of the agricultural world in France has been made.

Opened at the end of July, these states-general had yet to find solutions to balance the relationship between farmers, processors and distributors.

On the environmental front, the conclusions were not very precise, the modalities of the gradual release of pesticides (including glyphosate within three years) being the subject of a plan in the first quarter of 2018.

For the Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert, this investment plan "will have to be finalized for the agricultural fair" which will take place from February 24 to March 4.

But Nicolat Hulot's most popular minister Nicolat Hulot, who has spent his time accepting unacceptable compromises, "is extraordinarily helpful and valuable to what we have to do to transform the country. there is no question of his departure to what I know " hammered the deputy and spokesman for the Republic in March (LREM) Gilles Legendre ...

But Nicolas Hulot had been thinking for a long time about a possible resignation.

His decision fell: he gives his resignation by the fact that his action has only achieved " small steps" in environmental matters. After disappointments on the glyphosate or the release of the nuclear, he had hovered many times the threat of apossible departure

He said he felt "all by himself" on environmental issues in the government. And he just quit

He adds that neither Emmanuel Macron nor Édouard Philippe were informed of his decision. And it is this feeling of loneliness that has thwarted all his ministerial action. It is now done and it is all the stronger coming from "a capture of war" Emmanuel Macron, first president of the Republic to have convinced him to integrate a government.

By dint of perjuring the members of the government, aware of nothing for Gerard Collomb, the Benalla affair, the incessant affairs of the Macron government, the absence of ecology in this government, the permanent lie of a team, all this pushed this "honest man" decided to dissociate himself from a government where perjury, lies, betrayals are the prerogative of their government and their leader.

Garett Skyport for DayNewsWorld



Spain is divided on the exhumation of the dictator Franco which was approved this Friday, August 24th. His painful past still haunts the debates ..

The Spanish Council of Ministers approved on Friday a decree allowing the exhumation of the remains of the former dictator Francisco Franco, who led the country for 36 years, from 1939 to 1975. This text introduces the process in a concrete way. transfer the remains of the dictator to another place if the Parliament ratifies it within thirty days.

The mausoleum built by political prisoners, by order of Franco after the civil war (1936-1939), brings together the bodies of nearly 34,000 nationalists and republicans.

Or Franco and Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Phalange, a fascist organization of obedience, rest there. The exhumation of the two bodies would allow the socialists to desecrate the monument.

But forty-three years after his death, Franco's legacy still divides. The mausoleum of the Valle de los Caídos is an illustration of this and recalls the fragility of reconciliation.

This project has the support neither of the Caudilloni family nor of Ciudadanos (liberals) nor of the Popular Party (conservatives). "We want to discredit a historic period during which Franco has promoted the greatest social transformation in the country," denounced Juan Chicharro, president of the Franco Foundation.

The Socialists, meanwhile, can count on the support of Podemos (far left) and Basque and Catalan nationalists.

"It is incomprehensible that a democratic country finances such a monument" , judge, on the contrary, Emilio Silva, president of the foundation for the recovery of the historical memory

The many questions surrounding the crimes perpetrated under Franco and the divisions between his supporters and his opponents were partially swept away from 1975 of the return to democracy. But national reconciliation struggles to assert itself.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in June, concludes: "You can not build a comfortable future by ignoring an inconvenient past."

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Budget, pension reform, poverty plan. It is these hot issues that await the government which made its political return, Wednesday, August 22 at the Elysee. The Council of Ministers kicked off politically sensitive reforms. Back from a two-week vacation, the ministers and the president were together this Wednesday in Council for a busy political and social: they have worked on major political projects announced before the summer holidays.

Wednesday afternoon, the President received Prime Minister Edouard Philippe but also the Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Mayor, that of the Action and Public Accounts Gerald Darmanin, as well as the Ministers of Health and Work, Agnès Buzyn and Muriel Penicaud. He exposed to them his last decisions

So many delicate issues for the executive in the wake of the Benalla affair and the economic sluggishness with only 1.8% growth.

"Do not think I'm going to let go of anything," said Emmanuel Macron this summer.

1 ° The budget, with growth lower than expected

Growth looks slightly slower than expected in 2019, at 1.8% instead of 2% as the president intends to keep his promise made to the European Commission to contain the budget deficit at 2.3% of GDP. How to do it with less revenue on one side and expensive projects to finance on the other? A real puzzle! With cuts in credits for subsidized jobs and housing subsidies, we already know.

2 ° The pension reform.

Emmanuel Macron does not want to touch the legal retirement age, set at 62 for the majority of employees. Instead, he wants to opt for a "universal" regime ; It is therefore a question of standardizing the 42 existing different regimes.

3 ° The poverty plan

The poverty plan will be presented "in September". The "strategy" , which will be "implemented in 2019", "will not be limited to proposing a classic redistribution policy" but "a real accompaniment to activity, work, health, housing, education Promised Emmanuel Macron, who had talked about "crazy money" poured out to "poor people (who) remain poor" and implemented "in 2019".

4 ° The health plan

Reform the hospital is the reform that aims to transform overall "the health system in France" . In February, "five major projects" priority were identified: quality and relevance of care, health professionals, digital shift and territorial organization of care.

In addition, the government is considering a reduction in medical procedures such as pricing and the use of city medicine to decongest health facilities.

5 ° Work and unemployment insurance

The executive wants the unions to look again at the compensation of jobseekers and the long-term unemployed. The unions demand that a bonus-malus on employers' contributions, be implemented when companies abuse short contracts.

The union-executive consultation to establish a framework for negotiations must begin at the end of August.

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"The problem with the collapse of the bridge comes from the fact that when we pay a toll, we imagine that this money will be reinvested in the maintenance but in fact they share the profits and the bridges collapse" furiously accused Luigi Di Maio, Italian Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Social Policy.

After the deadly collapse of Morandi Bridge last week, Italy is looking for those responsible. Knowing that the Benetton family is a 30% shareholder in the Atlantia group, whose subsidiary Autostrade per l'Italia became infamous last Tuesday, there is no doubt that Benetton is indirectly responsible for the management of the motorway network.

The manager: Benetton

This is why the Italian Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Social Policy Luigi Di Maio violently took the group accusing him of being responsible for the disaster: "The problem with the collapse of the bridge comes the fact that when we pay a toll, we imagine that this money will be reinvested in the maintenance but in fact they share the profits and the bridges collapse ".

The parents of the victims largely boycotted the funeral and accused the state of being responsible for the disaster.

Nothing is very clear but what we can be sure of is that the search for responsibility is underway. " The folder is in my bag and he has traveled with me in the past few days," said the Italian Council's president to the newspaper Il Corriere della Sera (in Italian).

One thing is certain for the government: the responsibilities lie with Autostrade per l'Italia even if the sanctions against this company are not yet clear.

Several protest movements have taken place on social networks, calling for a boycott of the United Colors of Benetton brand.

500 million euros: a sum too modest

Autostrade per l'Italia only offers the sum of 500 million euros: "Pending the results of the audits in progress, the council has adopted an initial list of initiatives, with a preliminary value estimated at 500 million euros of own funds , already announced during the press conference held Saturday in Genoa " , indicates a statement of the group published after the board of directors. Victims Fund, relocation and construction of a new bridge. "By making the sum, we quickly arrive at half a billion euros (...) These are funds that will be available on Monday," said Saturday Giovanni Castellucci, boss of the company that was implicated by the Government, during a press conference in Genoa.

The board of directors of Autostrade per Italia, confirmed Tuesday that 500 million euros were already ready to help the city and rebuild the book.

In total, 43 people lost their lives in the collapse of this bridge.

Giuseppe Conte claims 2.5 billion to Autostrade, the head of the Italian government judging the sum of 500 million euros "very modest" . "They could multiply that amount by four or five," he said.

"Given the exorbitant profits that this group has made for years, this envelope could be quadrupled or quintupled," said Tuesday the President of the Council, in an interview with Corriere della Sera

The sanctions not yet clear .

Some members of the Italian government to raise a fine rather than revocation of concessions, contrary to what had been announced.

According to Infrastructure Minister Danilo Toninelli, the Atlantia motorway group, the parent company of Autostrade del Italia, whose Benetton family is the largest shareholder, "has accumulated € 10 billion in profits (from tolls). in fifteen years " .

The head of the populist government claims to have "already received alternative offers" for the reconstruction of a new bridge while Autostrade says it is ready for the completion of a metal viaduct in eight months in place of the old one. This statement was greeted with skepticism by the government ...

In addition, the Minister intends to reduce the network of 3,200 km of highways in the bosom of the state, under the thumb of the public company Anas. Autostrade has fifteen days to present its counter-arguments. As for the possibility of nationalizing the motorway concession sector, it was mentioned.

But the League of Matteo Salvini, his partner in the government coalition, is not in favor of nationalization. "Talking about it seems absolutely premature," says the Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council, Giorgio Giorgetti, heavyweight of the League, who believes that "private management under the careful supervision of the State and with rules some can work better . "

He also said that he was looking at the best way to " satisfy the public interest". "It is certainly necessary to find an alternative to bad privatization," he said.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



The country emerges on Monday, the third of the aid plans under which she lived since 2010. Greece finds this Monday its budgetary sovereignty. Concretely, Greece will now have to become self-financing by borrowing on the markets.

But has it ended with austerity?

After a crisis that has made Europe falter, Greece finally comes out of the tutelage of Brussels and the IMF on Monday. But the country remains fragile. The European aid program officially ends on Monday. A victory for Alexis Tsipras who, however, walks on a wire.

"A new horizon is looming"

Since midnight, the country has been rid of the guardianship of its international creditors and can take back its destiny. "A new horizon is emerging," said the eight-year-old Greek government, which has emerged from an unprecedented crisis.

At the end of 2009, the country was virtually bankrupt. To avoid a collapse, 274 billion euros will have been lent to him over three successive plans in 2010, 2012 and 2015.

The last tranche of 15 billion euros paid in August is coming to an end.

Greece has received a total of € 260 billion in financial aid since April 2010 in exchange for violent structural reforms that have hurt the population.

Ireland in 2013, Spain and Portugal in 2014, Cyprus in 2016, also went through the tutelage of the adjustment memoranda.

From now on Greece hopes to be able to once again finance itself on the markets.

It received from its creditors (IMF, EU and ECB) 289 billion euros in loans in three programs, in 2010, 2012 and 2015,

Greece fell into turmoil after the parliamentary elections of October 2009, when the new socialist government revealed that the country's budget deficit was three times higher than official figures put forward by the previous Conservative government. With the crisis, Greece has lost a quarter of its wealth, unemployment has gone up and wages and pensions have been reduced by about 50% (civil servants lose more than 40% of their salary, pensioners 50% %). Hundreds of thousands of young Greeks emigrated to find work. Investment has collapsed 60% and the turnover of Greek companies has lost 66% of its value.

The Greeks will have paid their salvage at a high price and have demonstrated more than once in the street.They have had to endure the painful austerity cure imposed by their creditors of the troika, which brings together the Brussels Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

The Vouli, the Greek Parliament, voted no less than 450 reforms aimed at cleaning up public finances and modernizing the economy.

The Pasok, the Greek socialist party, collapses leaving place in January 2015 to Syriza. Alexis Tsipras and his Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, have come to power, promising the end of austerity but backtracking. And Tsipras to sign the third aid plan to avoid being ejected from the euro. Moreover, the Greek crisis nearly shattered Europe with the threat of Germany, a Grexit, a Greek exit from the eurozone.

A victory for Alexis Tsipras who, however, walks on a wire.

Today the country is doing better: economic activity is recovering, at an annual rate of 2.3%, exports are doing well, tourism is booming and unemployment is declining a bit, to 19, 5% after hitting almost 28% of the workforce.

The rating agencies have repeatedly noted the rating of the country considered again as solvent.

Under "enhanced surveillance"

The country, however, remains under "enhanced surveillance" in accordance with a decision taken by the European Commission on July 11 to ensure that Athens does not go back on the reforms and its fiscal trajectory. This framework includes the dispatch of evaluation missions to Athens every three months "to identify risks at an early stage".

In particular, Athens committed to achieving a primary surplus - out of debt - of 3.5% of GDP until 2022 and then 2.2% until 2060. To facilitate its return to autonomy, Eurozone finance ministers reached a debt relief agreement at the end of June. Extension of deadlines and agreement of grace periods on a total amount of one hundred billion dollars of debts.

This lightening plan is accompanied by a massive injection of liquidity, amounting to 15 billion euros, which endows the Greek treasury with a precautionary reserve of 24 billion euros. This leaves Athens free to return to the markets or draw on this fund to meet its deadlines.

This extension of terms and the precautionary reserve are intended to reassure investors that Greece can service its debt over time.

A necessary gesture in the context of a commercial war and the rise of euroscepticism.

A long way to go

Another problem is looming: "the euro crisis is over, but the improvement of the economic figures does not really translate for the Greeks," admits Klaus Regling, director general of the European aid program.

"For the first time since the beginning of 2010, Greece is standing on its feet" , said Mario Centeno, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), who flew last Monday. program. He furthermore considered the event as the result of "the extraordinary effort of the Greek people, the good cooperation with the current Greek government and the efforts of the European partners" , who have granted loans and debt management.

"The time of austerity is over, but the end of the program is not the end of the road these reforms," ​​however warned this weekend EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




Syria and Ukraine are at the heart of talks between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin who quietly met in Berlin Saturday at Meseberg Castle, the government residence 70 km north of Berlin. They also mentioned another sensitive subject, that of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts are persistent points of disagreement between Germany and Russia. Little information filtered after their interview, but the two leaders had already announced the color by statements before it was held.

Syria "A huge burden for Europe"

Effect The Russian president has asked Europeans for financial participation to allow the return of refugees as well as financial participation for the reconstruction of Syria. A recurring theme in Vladimir Putin for several months.

"We need to strengthen the humanitarian dimension in the Syrian conflict, and by that I mean above all humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, and help the areas where refugees abroad can return," he said. affirmed before meeting Angela Merkel.

The strong man of the Kremlin wants a rapid return of more than 5 million refugees in Syria scattered in Europe but especially in three countries, Jordan with a million, in Lebanon with the same number, millions in Turkey with 3 million. In recent months, only a few thousand refugees have returned to their country.

Germany has also welcomed several hundreds of thousands since 2015, at the height of the migration crisis. The cohesion of the European Union has been shaken and weakened politically Angela Merkel.

"This is potentially a huge burden for Europe," he warned. " That's why everything must be done to get these people back home . " In concrete terms, it is a question of restoring basic services such as water supply or medical infrastructure. For her part, the Chancellor felt that the priority in Syria was " to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe", without saying more.

Ukraine at the heart of the discussion

Angela Merkel pointed out that the peace process of the Minsk agreements, under the leadership of Germany and France, is at a standstill. She also stressed the absence of a "stable ceasefire" in eastern Ukraine. A UN mission on the ground " could perhaps play a pacifying role" in the region, she said. Russia is accused by Kiev and Westerners of militarily supporting the separatists of eastern Ukraine, which it denies.

She also calls for Moscow to finalize a lasting peace agreement with Washington.

Economic cooperation

Economic cooperation, especially in the field of energy, must also be a central theme of the discussions.

Russia and Germany are indeed partners in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which has been criticized by US President Donald Trump. This project has to double the delivery capacity by the transit route via the Baltic Sea. But should we avoid transport via Ukraine?

"In my opinion, Ukraine must play a role in the transit of gas to Europe" , even after the start of Nord Stream 2 in 2019, said the Chancellor. Vladimir Putin again defended the project, "which responds to the growing demand of the European economy for energy resources".

"I want to stress here that Nord Stream 2 is only an economic project and it does not close the door to the continuation of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine" , he added, without going into details . In July, he had already assured Russia that Russia was willing to maintain Russian gas transit through Ukraine after the gas pipeline was commissioned, but without saying more about volumes or fares.

The two leaders conduct their consultations at Meseberg Castle, the government residence 70 km north of Berlin. No communication is expected after the meeting. If this closed meeting between Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel will probably have little concrete results ,

"The number of issues that concern us, from Ukraine to Syria to the issue of economic cooperation, is so important that it justifies a permanent dialogue," according to the German Chancellor.

In the face of a protectionist America, Europe would have every interest in turning to its Russian neighbor, instead of seeing Putin as a danger.

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld




Refused in Germany to flee the Islamic State, she crosses her executioner in a supermarket.

Ashwaq Haji, 18, fled Iraq in 2014 where she is a sex slave then taking refuge in Germany in 2015. But now, February 21, 2018, everything changes when the young woman crosses the path of her kidnapper.

Traumatized, this Iraqi returned to her country where this man had bought her "for one hundred dollars" to reduce her to the status of sex slave. Kidnapped on August 3, 2014, Ashwaq Haji managed to flee the home of an Iraqi jihadist named Abu Houmam on October 22 of that year.

Like Ashwaq Haji, thousands of women from the Yazidi minority in Iraq have been kidnapped, killed or used as sex slaves by the Islamic State (IS) group when it seized one-third of the country in the summer of 2014 , including the historic Yazidi home on the Sinjar Mountains (north-west).

"I know very well that you are Ashwaq and that you live in Germany," the jihadist Abu Houmam told him. "He told me, 'Do not lie to me, I know very well that you are Ashwaq and that you live in Germany with your mother and your brother', he even gave me my address and other details of our life " in Germany.

She then went to the local police with whom she saw the exchange between the two in the store.

"They told me he was a refugee like me in Germany and gave me a number to call if he ever attacked me," she says . And he gave him an emergency number.

They are hundreds to have lived many massacres undergone by this Kurdophone minority adept of an esoteric monotheistic religion, particularly persecuted by the IS.

Ashwaq's mother and younger brother have also been captive for a while.

But in 2015, all three settled in Schwäbisch Gmünd, 50 km from Stuttgart, as part of a German government program for Iraqi refugees while the father, Haji Hamid, 53, remained in Iraq.

In Schwäbisch Gmünd, Ashwaq says that she took German lessons and wanted to find a job.

The judicial police of Baden-Württemberg recently reported on Twitter that they "opened an investigation on 13 March" , adding however that the investigation could "continue for the moment, the witness [Ashwaq] not being reachable to respond to Questions".

The German public prosecutor's office has opened numerous investigations into terrorism, crimes against humanity or war crimes against refugees or asylum seekers suspected of involvement in jihadist abuses in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan .

The testimonies of other refugees are regularly used, as are the publications on social networks by the accused themselves.

But life is still not easy for Ashwaq, as for the 3,315 Yazidis who managed to escape the grip of the jihadists..

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld



The Morandi Bridge collapsed on Tuesday in Genoa, Italy. Several vehicles are found among the rubble where rescuers are on site.

The Morandi Bridge, part of the A10 Motorway in Genoa (Italy), collapsed on Tuesday shortly before noon. Several cars have fallen from the viaduct overhanging an inhabited area of ​​the capital of Liguria.

Victims below.

Lightning would have hit the bridge just before the collapse

The Ministry of the Interior speaks of at least 11 dead including 7 serious and 5 in absolute urgency.

The collapsed portion on houses and warehouses is a hundred meters.

Relief operations are complicated by the storm and a gas leak. According to La Repubblica, a gas leak forced firefighters to evacuate the area of ​​intervention.

The collapse of the viaduct also affected the warehouses of Ansaldo Energia, one of the main power plants in Italy.

Minister of Transport Danilo Toninelli confirms "an immense tragedy".

Autostrade per Italia states that "on the structure dating back to the 1960s, work was under way to consolidate the viaduct slab and that, as expected, an overhead crane had been installed to allow the maintenance activities to be carried out.

The work and condition of the viaduct have been constantly monitored " , it is further specified.

A tragedy, the balance remains provisional
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A vehicle sank on the Parliament's security gates, the driver is stopped. The driver has been arrested and is suspected of "terrorist acts".

Several people were injured, two of whom are hospitalized.

No serious injuries are to be deplored. The reasons of the driver are unknown. The investigation was entrusted to the anti-terrorist police.

"At 07:37 today [14 August], a car collided with the gates in front of Parliament [UK, London].

The driver was arrested by police officers present on the spot, " the British police said on Twitter.

The investigation was assigned to the Scotland Yard Anti-Terror Unit. The driver, a man approaching his thirties, was arrested and detained in a police station in South London.

He is detained for "suspicion of terrorist acts". "There was no one else in the vehicle, who is still there and is being searched. No weapons have been found at this stage, " said a statement from the police.

The streets around Westminster were immediately cordoned off, and many police cars, firefighters and ambulances arrived on site.

Heavily armed officers and police dogs are also mobilized. The car remained embedded in a gate near the entrance to the House of Lords.

On March 22, 2017, an Islamist attack on the Westminster Bridge killed five people and wounded fifty others in the attack.

Then began the beginning of a series of Islamist attacks in the UK in 2017. The following took place during a concert on May 22, 2017 in Manchester (23 dead), on London Bridge on June 3, 2017 (8 dead) ), and Parsons Green Tube Station, London, September 15, 2017 (Injured).

An Islamophobic attack was also committed on 19 June 2017 (1 death), when a man threw his car at a group of Muslims emerging from a mosque.

The fools of God go against the precepts of humanism and goodness that a God could enact. Such behavior could only lead to punishment. And if God does not exist, matter never dies ...
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The Aquarius, with 141 people on board, stays off Libya, where it collected the latter. The rescue vessel chartered by SOS Méditerranée and operated in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) has not obtained any confirmation of its landing site.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, head of the League (far right) said Saturday in a radio interview with the Rai that Aquarius, "owned by a German shipowner with a flag of Gibraltar" , "does not would never see an Italian port .

The Libyan Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) has confirmed that it is the authority in charge of coordinating the rescues, while informing Aquarius that it will not give him a safe place to land. "We are following the latest JRCC instructions and will be contacting other RCCs (Rescue Coordination Centers) to secure a safe place to land the 141 survivors," said SOS Mediterranean Relief Coordinator Nick Romaniuk. For an MSF member "the essential thing is for the survivors to be landed without delay in a safe place, where their basic needs are respected and where they will be safe from abuse," he added. The humanitarian ship rescued Friday 141 people off the coast of Libya.

While in June the Aquarius had recovered 630 migrants off Libya, Matteo Salvini refused to let them land in Italy just like the government of Malta. The odyssey of the ship had ended in the Spanish port of Valencia to remain a month technical stop in Marseille.

Italy is also watching very closely the arrival of sailboats carrying migrants from Turkey. The Italian coastguard announced the interception in the night from Thursday to Friday, just off the east coast of Sicily, a sailboat carrying 61 Pakistani men from Turkey, flying the US flag.Robert migrants, landed in Sicily, said they each paid 5,000 euros for the trip. The authorities suspect that two Georgian nationals have organized the crossing. In addition, 72 Kurdish Iraqi and Afghan nationals (including 12 minors and 29 women) arrived on a beach in Calabria on Friday, after traveling on a Turkish-flagged sailboat.

For its part, the humanitarian ship Aquarius announced to continue its mission after recovering a total of 141 people rescued Friday during two separate operations. He began his first mission since the refusal of Italy and Malta to let him dock in June with some 600 migrants on board. The Aquarius is now one of the last two humanitarian search and rescue vessels in the central Mediterranean. Under pressure from Italy - which has welcomed more than 650,000 migrants on the Italian coast since 2014 - and from Malta, most humanitarian ships no longer patrol off the coast of Libya.

The rescue vessel Aquarius symbolizes the European crisis on the issue of migrants.

The previous episode had repercussions throughout the European Union, widening the gap between the hardliners in the face of the migration issue and the advocates of a European solution.

Emigration from the African continent deserves to be managed upstream by the states of the countries concerned that can not be managed at the local level. Proof that leaders, especially French, are not up to the challenges of this century.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld



"In France sexually penetrating a child is not necessarily a crime, and it will always be the case with this new law. Says psychiatrist Muriel Salmona

This is not to say that the bill against sexist and sexual violence that was the subject of an agreement with the Senate is unanimously denounced as "machine-back all". Like other great causes of the quinquennium, equality between women and men will not be assumed by Emmanuel Macron and his government. The text was approved by 92 votes. Nobody voted against, but eight deputies abstained. But right as left, who while voting the text or abstaining, denounced "a missed appointment" (Clementine Autain, LRI), "a disappointing range" (Sophie Auconie, UDI-Agir), "the communication more than action " (Emmanuelle Anthoine, LR). The specialists of the question speak of judicial cacophony.

The latest version of the law against sexual and sexual violence should be adopted on Wednesday, much to the chagrin of associations defending victims disappointed by the text.

After months of discussion, the women's and children's rights associations denounce a text emptied of its content even dangerous for the victims. Psychiatrist Muriel Salmona, a specialist on the subject, is openly denouncing a bill that endangers children. "In France sexually penetrating a child is not necessarily a crime, and it will always be the case with this new law. "She lambasted in a blog post published July 29, while lamenting not to see in the law a threshold age of non-consent to criminalize any sexual relationship between a child and an adult. "We are presented with this text as a great step forward but we still find ourselves questioning the consent of a child. For the police too, it's still a test of having to do that, " strangles Muriel Salmona. This provision that made a lot of talk evaporated text!

From "judicial cacophony"

The non-consent of a child must always be demonstrated! Contrary to what has been announced, it will always be necessary to show that the child has not consented to acts of sexual penetration. Having sex for an adult with a minor under the age of 15 without having demonstrated the absence of consent is considered to be a sexual offense offense and therefore less severe than rape where it has been demonstrated that use of violence, threat, coercion or surprise. The new law stipulates that "when the facts are committed against a minor under the age of 15", the "moral constraint" is reinforced "by the vulnerability of the victim who does not have the necessary discernment for these acts". This wording is far from the original intention to introduce a "presumption of non-consent," which implied that any penetration of a minor under the age of 15 was automatically considered rape, Muriel Salmona fumed.

Michèle Creoff, vice-president of the National Council for Child Protection denounces this lack of clear threshold claiming that it will engender a "judicial cacophony" where the consent will be at the discretion of the judge.As always!

What is the value of the words of Marlene Schiappa and Emmanuel Macron who have publicly declared themselves in favor of establishing a minimum age of consent?

The "fiasco" of a law "emptied of its content, which fails to protect children from rape and sexual assault" deplores on his blog Muriel Salmona, psychiatrist and president of the association Traumatic memory and victimology, which does not chew his words.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld



In Greece, the heat wave causes drought and fires. These fires mainly affected the region of the seaside resort of Matis, located about fifty km from Athens.

There are fires in Greece almost every year.

Already, in 2007, the Peloponnese burned, killing nearly 70 people. It was a record at that time! But this time, the record is worse.

Matis is a very popular seaside suburb with 300 to 400 permanent residents but more than 4000 during the summer period. And it was in this region that the fires broke out and spread to the speed of the wind that was blowing.

This is the kind of typical place where parents who are not yet on vacation send their children with grandparents for the holidays. These "Papuans and Yiayias" (grandfathers and grandmothers in Greek) with their grandchildren were the first victims of this incendiary tragedy.

Firefighters who could not intervene immediately beyond the curtain of fire, discovered after turning off the most active homes, a horror show.

The inhabitants, especially the children sought to protect themselves and to shelter from the flames by taking the small paths which go down to the sea. But the fire, this time it came down to the sea and they were caught by the flames and charred. This is how 28 little bodies were found, huddled together, charred ...

Greece is now living with the identification of victims: 86 bodies have been identified following autopsies.

Relief workers continue to work tirelessly to find bodies of missing persons in the rubble and searches, given the difficulties will last for several days.

Meanwhile, a controversy over the responsibilities of the fires began to swell. According to some, these fires have criminal origins, without it being specified for the moment how (multiple) fires started.

But the attribution to criminal origins did not mean to calm the anger and the critics of Greek.

This movement of anger is directed against the government and the media, the Greek citizens denouncing massive security breaches?

At a press conference, given yesterday, Thursday, July 26, 2018,

Mr. Troskas, Deputy Minister for the Protection of Citizens, sought to ward off the many critics who began to emerge.

Nevertheless, TA NEA, the Greek newspaper center left just titrated to the front, today, in white letters on a black background: "Incompetence and Provocation".

It is directly, the government of Tsipras who is targeted for having mismanaged the situation but also especially for not having previously implemented any prevention policy, despite the already disastrous experience of 2007.

Gatherings were held today, July 27, 2018 to protest and call for the resignation of the entire Syriza government.

And from this point of view, the betrayal of Alexis Tsypras since the presidential election of January 2015 (where he displayed a radical left-wing label / melenchonist) is helping to develop these protest movements. Only one unknown: how far will this protest go against the backdrop of innocent victims?

Because Greece (after Cyprus) has been designated since 2007 by the banking oligarchy to test in Europe, the "shock strategy" an insane doctrine, born in the laboratory of Mac Gill University in Montreal. This shock strategy aims to test social and human resistance: maximum unemployment rate, maximum population below the poverty line, reduced or suppressed health coverage, decaying public services, rolled by drastic austerity cures , public heritage sold for a pittance (archaeological sites, islands, forests, public TV that close, books that disappear from schools, malnourished children ...). In such situations the population is quickly out of breath; unable to cope with the chaos caused by these repeated fires which have not yet been told that they could not come ... with a black hand!

Greece has been playing for 3 years, because of Tsypras' betrayal of the Trojan Horse role of a European banking governance, headed by Mario Draghi, former Vice President of Goldman Sachs and now President of the ECB.

The popular or national sovereignty expressed by these protest movements can nevertheless become an obstacle to this predation!

But in this case, it is enough to liquidate it purely and simply by creating immense walls of difficulties or by putting in step of the insubordinate governments (what known and consented Tsypras the day after its election) and to take the hand discreetly.

And to say that in such contexts, where debt repayment becomes the only concern, it makes impossible to put in place fire prevention policies ... which are brushed aside by hand, because of a lack of means; then we enter a vicious circle ... except that, in passing, there are dead, disappeared and victims of all kinds.

Greece with its envied public heritage has been the laboratory of this new form of dictatorship, particularly destructive ... and these fires are the expression ...

Have you noticed the similarities with what is happening in France, even though no serious fire has yet been declared?

The ingredients are the same: constitutional reform of scale, generalized social anxiety which slows down the claims, Pact of Responsibility, Reform law work, destabilization of the family model.

With commiseration, empathy and emotion we, French, are going to have a thought for the Greeks. It would also be good if, amidst these fires in Greece, we learn from what has just happened, at the political level, as decoded above.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld




A knife attack on a bus in the city of Lübeck in northern Germany has left many injured but no death, local police said. Attorney General Ulla Hingst said all tracks were being explored: "nothing can be ruled out, the suspect has no terrorist background".

Several people were wounded in a knife attack on a bus in the northern German city of Lübeck on Friday, the Lübecker Nachrichten newspaper reported. The assailant, whose motive is unknown, has been arrested, media reports said. There would be no death for the moment.

The attack was reportedly carried out in Kücknitz, a neighborhood north of Lübeck, and reportedly injured 12 people, two of them seriously, according to the local newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten.

According to witnesses quoted by the Lübecker Nachrichten, one of the passengers on the bus dropped his bag on the ground and fired a sword at which he attacked the other passengers at random. The driver then stopped the bus and was himself attacked. He then opened the doors to let the passengers out.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested the attacker, according to the testimony.

The suspect, a 34-year-old Iranian-born German, has been arrested and is in police custody. His mobile is still unknown.

If the motive of the crime has not yet been established, the facts come in a tense context in Germany where several attacks or attempts to Islamist attacks have been recorded in recent years, including stabbing. In the latest case in June 2018, police announced they foiled an "organic bomb" attack following the arrest of a Tunisian suspected of being linked to the Islamic State (IS) organization. . The 29-year-old man who arrived in Germany in 2015 is believed to have wanted to fill the machine with ricin, a poison.

"The exact number of casualties has not yet been established, there have been no deaths and there is a serious injury" following the aggression committed in the early afternoon in Lübeck, said in a statement the police of the city. The attacker was able to be controlled and is in custody.

"The reasons for the crime remain to be clarified, and are the subject of ongoing investigations," says the police.According to Kiel prosecutor, Ulla Hingst, the suspect is a 34-year-old German. It is possible that he was born abroad, she added, quoted by the German press agency DPA. "One can not exclude anything, including a terrorist motive ," she said, according to the local newspaper Lübecker Nachrichten (in German).

The most serious attack remains the truck ram of the Christmas market in Berlin in December 2016, claimed by the group Islamic State and which had 12 dead.

At the end of July 2017, a failed refugee claimant stabbed a person in a supermarket and wounded six others, an act justified in justice by "radical Islamism".

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld



In the United Kingdom the divorce case with the EU has become synonymous with a political crisis. Begun at the end of spring 2017, the Brexit negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom are more than ever deadlocked.

The British government has registered about one resignation a day for a week, the conservative party, that of Labor are divided by the chaos surrounding. The country has been living for two years and the referendum on the exit of the European Union, won 51.9% by the supporters of the Leave leave an infernal rhythm.

The red lines originally put in place by Prime Minister Theresa May - the outcome of the single European market, rejection of the jurisdiction of the EU Court of Justice and the free movement of people - have shattered.

On Tuesday morning, the Leave campaign was sentenced to a fine of £ 61,000 for violating the electoral law by exceeding its campaign expenses, knowingly, transferring some £ 675,000 to another campaign group also in favor of leaving the EU. Each camp during the referendum campaign of June 23, 2016, that of Leave and Remain (remain) was authorized by the electoral commission to spend £ 7 million. The Canadian digital marketing company Aggregate IQ, linked to Cambridge Analytica, paid forty percent of Vote Leave's budget, led by former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Environment Minister Michael Gove. We know that this company has been accused of stealing millions of personal data from Facebook users and used them for electoral purposes ...

Tuesday, July 17, also in an electric atmosphere in the Commons, Theresa May, saved his government narrowly thanks to four Eurosceptic deputies of the Labor opposition who voted with the government an amendment favorable to the maintenance in the European customs union.

Twelve anti-Brexit Conservative MPs defected him, voting with Labor.

This pro-European text to force Theresa May to give up her main red line - the exit of the single market and the customs union - was narrowly rejected by 301 votes to 307.

Theresa May's "White Paper" on the future of relations with the continent after the Brexit is quite conciliatory towards the EU but has triggered an uproar among the Tories who Monday went on the offensive at the same time. opportunity to discuss a draft law on trade after divorce. And the prime minister gave up on a central point of her "white paper" accepting an amendment prohibiting the United Kingdom from collecting taxes at the border on behalf of the EU, a measure she saw as emblematic of her hand extended to the Twenty-Seven.

The prime minister is no longer in control of her own imploding party and Brexit has become synonymous with political crisis and stalemate. None of the possible outcomes of divorce with the European Union (EU) is supported by a parliamentary majority. Ms. May has only a slight majority in Westminster ...

Undeniable evidence for this sad fact accumulates day by day so that Theresa May suggested taking a vacation and that some after the malpractices denounced in the election campaign dream of another election! "If we want to maintain the integrity and confidence of the public vote, all this damn thing must be canceled and reorganized," roared furious, the well-respected Conservative MP Nicholas Soames, also grandson of Winston Churchill .

Towards a divorce from the EU without agreement or to a new ballot ... when nothing goes more to the kingdom of Shakespeare. ..
Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




Who did not see the video showing Jean Claude Juncker's difficult and unsteady step during the official reception at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels, posted on 12 July 2018.

Unflattering legends accused the European leader of drinking too much! Once again we could say!

Because it is not the first time that this type of scene is filmed and diffused then.

In May 2015, at the European Summit in Riga, Jean Claude Junker, judged under the influence of alcohol had welcomed his colleagues in a surprising way:

a slap given to a Luxembourg minister, a reflection on the fat belly of one of his partners, a kiss on the bald heads of the Belgian Prime Minister, worse a Nazi salute to welcome Angela Meckel and a slap for the Hungarian Minister 1 , Viktor Orban, accompanied by a thunderous, "hello dictator".

It already smelled, "the guy" who had abused whiskey to relax, according to the bad languages!

Officially, however, the protocol has once again claimed that Jean Claude Junker was suffering from sciatica yesterday, but obviously this was not enough to dispel the discomfort that has developed for many months regarding the behavior of the President of the Commission and its representativeness deficit.

To protect the little morale that remains to European citizens, we recall with humor that Jean Claude Juncker is a Latinist of high flight and that it appeared to us natural in this context that the last published comments have developed on the version of " in vino Veritas ", explaining that the alteration of the balance and wobbly orientation of the European leader were related to the ability of his body to evacuate too full of liquids and vapors, well-known syndrome of" the lock broken "caused by a well-installed addiction" to the capsule ".

But finished laughing! There is infinitely more serious!

Jean Claude Juncker, who is already judged as a wine and beer addict, alcoholic, has also been judged, both by the European Press, English and even American bipolar, absent, withdrawn.

In a comic Requiem for drunkards, Jean Claude Junker was also described as disrespectful, unworthy, organizer of tax evasion etc.

Because like Yeltsin, drunk and hilarious who represented Russia humiliated and dismembered, the president of the Commission has just brought the demonstration again by his attitude that the Europe in full shipwreck could worry the planet considering the behavior of boss him -even.

Shame on him, who carries the Grand Cross of the Order of Christ.

Shame on the one who decided for years of our lives, negotiated treaties and even dictated the banking doctrine.

We understand better why Europe has not progressed during these last decades or has gone wrong?

We also understand why Europe was not able to show its muscles to Donald Trump at this last NATO summit in July 2018!

Jean Claude Junker should leave office in 2019. And the joke should end soon!

We bet that there are many who aspire to his departure ... quickly..the faster as possible.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld





Donald Trump is to meet with the British leader in a tense situation, with protests against him in London.

Impossible to predict the tone of the interview, but after having torpedo Theresa May's project concerning the commercial relationship with the European Union post-Brexit on the night of Thursday, July 12th to Friday, July 13th, 2018, the American president is to talk with Theresa May.

"If they make such an agreement, we will deal with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK," Donald Trump told the Sun's tabloid.

While Theresa May was planning to take advantage of the US President's US visit to advance talks on a free trade agreement with the US after her country leaves the EU, at the end of March 2019.

"It will probably kill the deal" with the United States, Trump said, arriving in the UK on Thursday afternoon from Brussels, where he urged his NATO partners to put their hands in their pockets. in defense expenditure.

Before leaving the Belgian capital, he had struck a blow to Theresa May's project, presented the same day, saying "do not know" whether it corresponded to the vote of the British to leave the EU.

Nor did he rule out meeting his "friend" Boris Johnson, a supporter of a tough Brexit, who slammed the door of the government earlier this week to protest against Theresa May's plan, which he said would a "great prime minister". "That says a lot about his personal preferences, and what kind of tough Brexit he wants to see the UK go the distance," writes The Guardian.Instating a new "free trade zone"

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has tried to minimize the impact of Donald Trump's statements, assuring the US president "loves and respects a lot" Theresa May, since, she added to the press , "He said in his interview that she was" a very good person "and that he never said anything bad about her".

Theresa May proposed in Brussels a plan to maintain close links with the EU27 on trade in goods, by establishing a new "free trade area" based on a set of common rules on goods and the agri-food sector.

The United States and the United Kingdom are not only "the closest allies, but also the dearest friends," she said, welcoming the US president and his wife, Melania Trump, for a dinner in the United States. Blenheim Palace, a country residence near Oxford, where many representatives of the business world were also invited.

The protests in London against Trump who besides trade and exchanges will focus on the Middle East and Russia.

Donald Trump and Melania are then expected at the Windsor Palace to have tea with Elizabeth II.

That same morning, a giant balloon representing a Donald Trump in diaper will float in the London skies near Parliament, but his demonstrations of dissatisfaction against the American president that started on Thursday, with a rally in front of the residence of the American ambassador in London by a few hundred demonstrators gathered in front of the grids of Winfield House, did not have a very big impact !!

If the Brexit remains subject to strong controversies it remains for the moment a news item in Europe!

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld




For the second time since the presidential election of April 2017, France was entitled, live, to a new staging of the Republican Monarch, Emmanuel Macron, in Versailles where he had gathered the congress to listen to it.

Except, that after the election of 2017, the exercise could seem clever with the declared objective of rehabilitating the presidential function damaged by Sarkozy or Dutch practices. That year, it must be admitted, the first edition was actually considered easy and palpable.

But this time, there was nothing wrong. For the more sophisticated, in the tense context currently experienced by the executive, the convening of the Congress proved to be more of a problem than a solution.

So, this year again, the King wanted to be king; but in reality, the King has not ceased to justify himself, to put himself in a position of defense, to explain, too confusedly once more, his policy which no longer appears coherent, to make pious wishes or apologies of intolerable naivety.

And what was to happen happened: the performance of Emmanuel Macron unleashed an unprecedented break in similar circumstances on the part of parliamentarians.

It must be said that, feeling the wind coming, and even before congress began, a number of deputies had already made the decision not to participate in what had already been judged as a masquerade that did not have much to do with the spirit of the Republic.

The deputies of France Insoumise had announced immediately that they would boycott the event. Jean Luc Mélenchon had even cracked an open letter intended, in his own right, to the President of the Republic in which he indicated "that held by actions hostile to the government, he would not be present at congresses" (sic).

On the left again, several parliamentarians close to Benoit Hamon had also warned that they would not go to Versailles; this was the case of Marie Noëlle Lienemann, Senator, Régis Janico and even Valérie Rabaud, former rapporteur of the budget.

With the exception of Pierre Laurent who was in charge of giving a speech in response to that of the Head of State, as a group president, the communist parliamentarians, who were not present in the room, had gathered before the front of the famous Jeu de Paume room, where they took the oath!

On the side of the Republicans, Christian Jacob Chairman of the Group in the National Assembly and Bruno Retailleau, President of the group in the Senate boycotted only the lunch where they had been invited by the President of the Republic. Most of the elected Republicans attended his speech; but in starting his own, Christian Jacob nevertheless felt obliged to recall that the decision not to boycott the speech without debate of the President of the Republic, had been bitterly discussed and acquired by a slight majority.

For Debout France, Nicolas Dupont Aignan did not hide his anger at the end of the performance of the Head of State, a performance he considered hollow, unbearable and not reassuring.

The opposition presents, came out as a whole, of the Congress Hall, very reassembled estimating that the Head of State had not convinced, once again. For many parliamentarians, the speech was indeed a long inventory ... the Prévert most often, taking the catalog of measures already taken (few) or those still to take.

For 1h 30, according to Laurent Wauquiez, Emmanuel Macron has only procrastinated, bringing no concrete response to the issues, especially those that challenge the most keen French such as the reform of social security, that of survivor pensions or still immigration.

It is on the subject of immigration that the Head of State has the most shocked, especially when he declared that "Never France (and therefore him) will accept deportations (of migrants) through the "Europe," thus attempting, by using the Shoah, to make even more the French hostile to its migration policy.

But beyond immigration all the contradictory announcements are thus passed:

Islam : The plan already announced is postponed to fall despite the protest that rises from those who "defend certain republican principles" against those who wish "a strengthening of dogmas"

Child protection : the plan related to the child protection roadmap has been delayed

Reform of guardianships : measures will be announced in September including, to the dismay of some, granting the right to vote to the disabled including mental, "which will benefit from enhanced support" ... ..

The poverty plan : the presentation of the plan was submitted in September, because of the World Cup Football, this to the indignation of many politicians or social-economic. Nevertheless Emmanuel Macron said that "the coming plan would integrate a transformation of the solidarity system". The intention has remained very vague and we understand that the poor will have to wait.

Pensions and survivors pensions : pension plans will be recast in 2019 and the case of survivor pensions is not one ... because it was never question of removing them? We will wait to see !!

Air pollution : Emmanuel Macron is considering an ambitious strategy, on the initiative of the government. However, his speech did not capture the contours of the strategy.

Education, training : apart from the measures on the duplication of classes in kindergarten, already in place, it was not possible to know much about the subject or the distribution of the envelope of 15 € 5 million over 5 years to train one million young people and one million unemployed.

Artificial intelligence : referring to the report of MP Cédric Villani presented on March 29, 2018, Emmanuel Macron recalled the ethical principles to which he is attached (?) Suggesting at the same time that he was likely to create a Ethics Committee specialized in AI. , "One more thing" or he can fit or recapture his friends ...

The divisions of Europe and the dangerous world of today : two days before the NATO summit in the presence of Donald Trump, it was not possible to decipher the latest proposals of the President of the Republic!

The budgetary savings remaining to come : Emmanuel Macron did not consider it necessary to develop his concept of "balance between the economic and the social". It will follow ...

As we have just seen, Emmanuel Macron has remained vague on a large number of current topics. And when there is blur, as everyone knows, there is a wolf ...

Moreover, to summarize the intervention of the Head of State, it will be observed that this congress will not remain in the annals for its clarity, being specified that in any case, many will understand once more, that In France, it is the technocracy that generally triumphs while democracy registers every day additional defeats.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



"At best, we will be in a weak position to negotiate," Davis said .

A disagreement with Theresa May's "softened" Brexit, David Davis, who was negotiating the exit of the EU with Brussels, made it clear: he resigned Sunday evening 8 July.

According to the minister in charge of Brexit, the agreement negotiated between the United Kingdom and the EU on the desire to maintain a post-Brexit trade relationship was only a bad agreement that did not respect the British vote.

Thus after having brandished many times his resignation, Davis David finally gave it Sunday, July 8 in the afternoon. Steve Baker has also stepped down as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Exit of the EU. Boris Johnson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and also eurosceptic convinced, meanwhile had been content to describe the project as "dung" ...

We already know the name of his replacement announced Monday morning. This is Dominic Raab, 44, another Brexit supporter.

This agreement provided for the maintenance of the single European market for food products and products, as well as alignment with European regulations and a customs partnership with the Twenty-Seven. It has not yet officially been submitted to Europeans to be on Thursday only.

The First Minister is not less than six resignations in eight months. Conservative MP Peter Bone said Davis Davis "did the right thing," saying Theresa May's proposals had Brexit "only the name" and were "not acceptable" and Tory MPs have asked a vote of no confidence for the latter to be replaced by a convinced Brexiter.

"The resignation of David Davis at such a crucial time shows that Theresa May has no more authority and is unable to carry out Brexit," commented Labor opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Out of the government Davis David, a 69-year-old British politician, has his hands free to unite all the uncompromising Pro-Brixers around him.

The game is far from won for Theresa May.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld




Finally, there is an advance on the London side in view of the effective Brexit, foreseen for the beginning of 2021. End, it seems, of governmental cacophony. British Prime Minister Theresa May, aware of the persistent disagreement within her government, hit the table on Friday. "I allowed colleagues to express their personal points of view. The agreement [of Friday] means that this will no longer be the case and that the collective responsibility is now total. ", She wrote in a statement.

It has imposed on its two most Europhobic ministers - Boris Johnson (in charge of foreign affairs) and David Davies (in charge of Brexit) - a "sweet Brexit" with an iron fist: twelve hours of seminary in his country residence Checkers 70 kilometers from London, mobile phones in the locker room, immediate withdrawal of cars and cell phones to the recalcitrant, dissuasive measures that seem to have borne fruit. The head of the British executive Friday evening was finally able to announce a "common position" of her government to the European Union (EU): A free trade zone or "joint customs zone" with the Twenty-Seven.

"Our proposal would create a free trade area between the United Kingdom and the EU with a set of common rules for industrial goods and agricultural products," said in a statement the conservative leader, after a meeting. Should the Westminster Parliament derogate from it, the EU could then retaliate by blocking access to its internal market.

On the other hand, in terms of services, the British would not want such a close alignment that would risk losing their greater competitiveness vis-à-vie of the EU. The services sector would be the subject of "different arrangements" .

London would also commit to respect the decisions of the EU Court of Justice "in areas where common rules apply" .

Moreover, they would like to set their customs duties freely, and in return they would propose to levy European taxes - if they were to be higher - to surrender them to the EU when the goods are destined for the Twenty-Seven. According to Downing Street, the application of these principles would avoid the return of a physical boundary in Ireland.

Finally, the principle of free movement of people would give way to a "mobility scheme" in favor of Europeans.

Theresa May will publish a white paper next week for more details on her goals.

All in all Downing Street promotes as a basis for negotiation a model closer to that of Norway than that of Canada ...

It remains to be seen how the Twenty-Seven will react to these British proposals.

Even if Michel Barnier, who leads the negotiations for the EU, was confident declaring Friday evening "ready to adapt his offer", the fact remains that the negotiations promise to be bitter.

Accepting such proposals would be tantamount to endorsing a single market à la carte ... which would open Pandora's box.

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld




Damien Abad has been a member of the AIN since 2012 and 3 rd Vice President of LR since the election of Laurent Wauquiez as head of the Social and Liberal Right Party. (The Republicans)

As such, he has been present for a long time on TV sets or in newsgroups where he is regularly invited to comment on political news and give his point of view on this or that topic of the moment. His notoriety climbs.

The man is young, smiling and skillful; he masters all at once, a fine rhetoric and a formidable dialectic while maintaining excellent relations with journalists.

The public has already begun to discover this new political figure, atypical.

Damien Abad is indeed this young easily recognizable deputy, who often intervenes in the national assembly where he physically occupies a seat on the right and at the very bottom of the spans, seat which was arranged especially the day after his election to take account of his handicap.

Damien Abad is suffering from a rare disease, arthrogryposis, a congenital disease that is difficult to detect in utero.

The consequences of the disease give him this waddling approach that has earned him the capital of sympathy he attracts very regularly and who has already made the hero of disability. The disabled have found in their person, their mouthpiece.

Damien Abad was born on April 5, 1980 in Nîmes (Gard) where he studied at the high school Alphonse Daudet. After his baccalaureate, he joined Sciences Po Bordeaux where he graduated major, then Sciences Po Paris in 2004.

He fails twice in the great talk of the ENA, he gives up to turn quickly to the field politics that passionate him.

Damien Abad has a centrist sensibility and it is therefore natural that he turns to the UDF and its then President François Bayrou, who at the occasion of the Lyon Congress of January 2006, had proclaimed himself in a single motion, widely voted (!), "free and independent" but nonetheless partisan of a pre-election alliance with the UMP.

Quickly spotted by the patrons of the Centrism, he was, from March 2006 hired as a group collaborator at the National Assembly. Within the services of the UDF group, Damien Abad is entrusted with a post of researcher on budgetary and fiscal issues, a field and specialization that will serve him greatly later in his local elected office.

But the Center explodes in 2008 following the decision of François Bayrou to create the Modem. However, not all centrists make the choice to follow the "Bearnais" and the deputies (¾ centrist deputies of the time did not follow) who had decided to support Nicolas Sarkozy for the presidential election of 2007 , agree to create the New Center which will be launched in May 2008 during the Congress of Nîmes (the birthplace of Damien Abad).

And it is in Nimes that Herve Morin, former lieutenant of François Bayrou (he was his spokesperson for the presidential elections of 2002), was elected to the presidency of the New Center.

But as early as 2007, Herve Morin anticipated and dissented from the June legislative elections, where he presented "under the colors of the Social and Liberal European Party " members of his family and some of his employees ".

For having supported Nicolas Sarkozy, it was soon after the elections thanked and appointed in his capacity as new leader of the Centrists / compatible UMP, Minister of Defense in the first Fillon government. (Herve Morin was confirmed to this post in the second Fillon government).

And it is from there, that will start the political career of Damien Abad, who although unfortunate candidate in the 5th district of Yvelines (3.17%) in 2007 was designated by the New Center, in reward of his sacrifice and his fidelity, to Hervé Morin, candidate in second position on the list led by Françoise Grossetete (UMP) for the great South-East constituency (which included the Regions Rhône Alpes and PACA) on the occasion of the European elections of 2009.

The way was traced, under the auspices of a Hervé Morin who friendly then called him like this in public meetings: "Damien, if the little pigs do not eat you and the fat ones leave you, I presume that you will make a beautiful political career ".

And so far, the little pigs have not eaten and the big ones have spread!

As a result, rumors that suggest that Damien Abad would have been approached to run the LR list (this time national) of the 2019 European elections seem to sound right.

Certainly it will be necessary to wait for a confirmation, because they still exist stakes and games of powers.

But !! Why not ? It could be a good choice, to quote Valery Giscard D'Estaing in his time.

And there are signs that do not deceive for some savvy observers.

Since being appointed Vice President of the LR, Damien Abad has embarked on a tour of the LR Federations. He plows the ground, meeting tirelessly activists that will mobilize from the beginning of September to animate the campaign.

On September 13, 2018, he planned to organize the results of his "Tour de France des Territoires" by inviting in the AIN, his pre-square, the 50 parliamentarians who took part in the preparatory work for the operation.

In addition, Damien Abad has for these elections the experience he has gained from July 2009 to June 2018 in the European Parliament, which is an asset in a campaign that risks on some points to take technical aspects. (Financial, monetary for example!)

He has also acquired solid experience in the field by serving as President of the County Council of the AIN between April 2015 and July 2017. He no longer holds this position since the prohibition of multiple mandates with an executive function, but he continues to sit as a departmental advisor.

In the field of ideas and strategy, he seems to be in perfect agreement with the line of Laurent Wauquiez.

It should be noted that local and territorial elected officials are in crisis today and are boycotting the LREM power and the " Bonapartist" authority of Emmanuel Macron, whose popularity is seriously weakening in the polls. Slow winds rise here and there! A window of fire seems to have opened for the current of the Republicans.

In a recent poll, the French have designated the Republican right as the second opponent to Emmanuel Macron, behind the Rassemblant National (RN) Marine Le Pen (ex FN), this even as LREM struggles to gather! A change of opinion is emerging, a change that must be seized ... appropriately.

So yes ! Why not !

It would probably be a wise choice to get out of the rut in which she was stuck since the presidential elections of 2017 and that according to the words of Damien Abad himself "would have understood ... well ... well ... that she had to come out of the blood and tears "and ensure all its role as opponent, clearly and humanly.

So! ... See you at the beginning!

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld





If Angela Merkel has found a compromise with her home affairs minister Horst Seehofer on migrants to prevent the latter from resigning, the German government coalition is none the less vulnerable. The Chancellor had to give up her generous migration policy Monday evening, July 2 after bitter talks for the maintenance of the government coalition. Angela Merkel and her rebellious minister Horst Seehofer, who put her resignation in the balance - and thus the government majority - agreed to restrict the number of asylum seekers in the country. The Minister of the Interior demanded that the distribution of asylum seekers throughout Germany be terminated for the examination of their files. CSU President Horst Seehofer is worried about his party, which is likely to lose its absolute majority in regional elections in autumn due to the expected breakthrough of the far right. A close friend of Home Affairs Minister Markus Blume spoke of a "turning point in German asylum policy" .

The compromise therefore provides for the establishment of "transit centers" at the border between Germany and Austria to accommodate asylum seekers registered in other European countries, a key point for Horst Seehofer.

Angela Merkel has saved his government in extremis in exchange for the definitive renunciation of its generous migration policy, but this respite could be short-lived. "The climate in a coalition government has probably never been as poisoned as in this one," says Tuesday the 3rd of July the daily newspaper Bild , the most read across the Rhine.

Especially since the Social Democrat Party (SPD), the third member of the coalition, has not yet decided on this agreement obtained for forceps and that one of the specialists in migration issues within this party, Aziz Bozkurt , lambasted migratory restrictions that go "totally in the direction" of the extreme right. Bernd Riexinger, a leader of the radical left, did not hesitate to speak of "mass internment camps" , in reference to Germany's Nazi past. He asked the SPD to reject this compromise. And these still seem to hesitate on the proposed solutions.

Should the SPD refuse this compromise, Angela Merkel's efforts to save her government would be called into question. Tuesday at 4 pm a decisive summit meeting of the three parties of the coalition.

Alyson Braxton for DayNewsWorld



For the first time, a doctor, Dr. Vela, is judged from today thanks to the testimony of the mother of Ines Madrigal, who had delivered the truth to her daughter.

Unable to have children, the obstetrician practicing at the San Ramón clinic in Madrid asked Ines Madrigal's mother to simulate a pregnancy and then declared her the biological mother of the newborn. Fact that he had recognized before the investigating judge in 2013 while claiming to have signed "without looking" the medical file concerning childbirth.

This octogenarian is therefore tried for subtraction of minor and falsification of official documents.

Tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of children have been declared stillborn, to be removed from their parents before being adopted by sterile couples preferably close to the "national-Catholic" regime, often with the complicity of the Catholic Church.

"Nearly 300,000 children over fifty years" would have been concerned according to the sociologist Francisco González de Tena, author of the book Nos encargamos de todo (We take care of everything) , the terrible sentence that the parents heard at the announcement of the pseudo-death of their baby.

At first the babies were taken away from the opponents in order to punish the latter accused to transmit the "red gene" of Marx. The stolen babies were infants born out of wedlock or in large, poor families. This traffic continued until the 1980s for economic reasons this time.

Families and associations expect a lot from this trial.

But the protagonists disappear over the years such as the nun Maria Gomez Valbuena, portrayed as the head of the traffic in Madrid, and died before being judged.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld




Emmanuel Macron was received on Tuesday by Pope Francis at the Vatican following a tradition that goes back to the kings of France to receive the honorary title of canon of Saint John Lateran.

This title of canon of Saint John Lateran has been attributed since the 17th century.

First to the kings of France, then to the French presidents.

The one who first received this distinction was Henry IV who in 1604, after abjuring Protestantism in a context of religious wars. After the Revolution, the French leaders neglected the title until René Coty put it back into fashion in 1957. Emmanuel Macron is therefore part of this tradition. Under the Fifth Republic, only three presidents, the Gaullist Georges Pompidou, and the socialists François Mitterrand and François Hollande, did not make the move to be installed as honorary canon of Saint-Jean-de-Latran.

Emmanuel Macron's busy program begins with a breakfast with representatives of the Sant'Egidio community, the linchpin of several "humanitarian corridors" carrying Syrian exiles to Europe. The president of Secours Catholique, Véronique Fayet, who has not spared her criticism against the migration policy of the executive, deemed too restrictive. Indeed, part of the presidential delegation.

The private audience with the Pope of about 25 minutes takes place at 10:30 am at the Apostolic Palace. Then the French President meets Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, before a luncheon with the latter and the French Cardinals at the French Embassy.

Emmanuel Macron received his title of Honorary Canon of the Roman Church of Saint John Lateran in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome, which is the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, therefore of the Pope . The president does not give a speech just a press conference from Villa Bonaparte at the end of the day.

Without a doubt the Pope and Emmanuel Macron during their interview will address hot topics.

If they both defend multilateralism, the construction of Europe, the defense of the environment - Pope Francis published, in 2013, an encyclical entirely dedicated to the subject - it remains nonetheless that they do not share the same vision on migration crisis, bioethics or nuclear. Pope Francis has called for the reception of migrants or the recent crisis of Aquarius and the European minisummy of June 24 proves that France does not take the path. Bioethics is another area of ​​contention between the Church and the Macron government, which has promised to open medically assisted procreation (ART) to all women by the end of the five - year period. As for nuclear power, while the Vatican advocates the total abolition of atomic weapons, France defends non-proliferation.

A displacement provoking a controversy.

A displacement, scrutinized closely, which arouses controversy especially after the speech that Emmanuel Macron had made at the Bishops' Conference of France (CEF) last April. In fact, he declared that "a president claiming to be uninterested in the Church and Catholics would fail in his duty" and then called for "repairing" the "damaged" link between the Church and the State, particularly since The adoption of same-sex marriage in 2013. The laity then rushed into stretches recalling the separation between church and state since the 1905 Concordat.

This is why the Élysée demolishes any attempt at controversy over secularism.

"There is no spiritual dimension. We can choose to receive it or not, here the choice was made to go to the end. There is no stake of laïcité , slip one one with the Elysée. The MP Insoumis Alexis Corbière thus denounced Sunday on Twitter a disregard for secularism as expressed in the law of 1905.

The French president, a former student of the Jesuits, assumes his choice lending himself to tradition and making the pope an ally on the international scene. Does not he also benefit from it to send a message to Catholic voters?

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld



When Italy denied the entry of its ports to Aquarius and Lifeline, two NGO ships tasked with saving migrants at sea, Italian Council of Ministers Giuseppe Conte warned: European solutions, without which bilateral initiatives [between states] will sign the end of Schengen. " And the head of the Italian government continues: "Our borders are also those of Europe: Italy can not continue to act alone," said the head of the Italian government.

The German Chancellor, aware that the durability of Europe is at stake has called for more European solidarity with regard to the "countries most affected [by the migration crisis]" , such as Italy. "We want to prevent Europe from splitting up," she said, calling for a "European response to immigration" after her meeting with Emmanuel Macron on 19 June. "Today is a real social choice that is currently under discussion, it may even be a choice of civilization," he added.

Proposals have been made, such as the revival of the European Defense Project, called PESCO - Permanent Structured Cooperation in English - and the reinforcement of Frontex (fight against illegal immigration channels from Libya, as well as "smuggling networks"). " especially). And the prospect of a common budget, planned for 2021 was also discussed with however a certain cautiousness on the German side.

After this meeting with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron received this Saturday, June 24 the new Spanish Prime Minister who allowed the Aquarius to land on its shores.

Both were in favor of financial sanctions against European Union countries refusing to accept refugees. At a press conference in Paris with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, the president said that "we can not have countries that benefit massively from the solidarity of the EU and who massively claim their national selfishness when they 'I am in favor of sanctions being imposed in the event of non-solidarity [...], that conditions on this subject be put on the basis of structural aid', he said.

They also propose the creation of closed centers to better control the arrival of migrants in European countries, to study their cases, to grant asylum to refugees and to be able to accompany economic migrants to their country. " Once disembarked on European soil, we are in favor of setting up closed centers in accordance with UNHCR, with European means that allow [...] immediate financial solidarity, rapid investigation of cases, European solidarity. for each country to take in an organized way those who are entitled to asylum, " said the head of state.

For migrants who are not entitled to asylum, it will of course be necessary to have "European solidarity and efficiency to accompany" these people "to their country of origin" and "in no case to countries of transit, " he added on the eve of a European mini-summit on the issue.

To counter the extremes the President took the bull by the horns but this mini summit, this Sunday, looks difficult.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




Who did not see these photos where you can see a silhouette rise on the surface of Loch Ness, the famous Scottish lake.

The first picture was taken in 1934 and since then one is lost in conjecture; but it was the Irish saint Columba who saw the monster for the first time in 565.

The mystery is still passionate, year after year. It has even become a powerful engine for tourism in the region. The official register that lists the apparitions of Nessie, count more than 1000 testimonials .... to which must be added so many hoaxes. Nessie also triggers 200,000 searches on the Internet each month.

Loch Ness is the largest lake in the British Isles, 37 km long and 226 m deep. Its ecosystem is unique because of its low nutrient content and the presence of peat in its waters that prevents any visibility below 9 m.

But who does he really have in Loch Ness?

Neil Gemmell is trying to find out.

Neil Gemmell, a professor at the University of Otago (New Zealand), decided to try new research by embarking on the adventure of an ultimate expedition. He began a little over a year ago, the setting up of an exploration that sparked the craze of media and social networks.

Neil Gemmell is indeed a geneticist.

About twenty researchers joined him. They are the core of the research team that has been joined by volunteer researchers.

To fund the expedition, Neil Gemmell forged partnerships with companies. He also benefited from equipment loans such as those from the Deepscan boat and his skipper. The University of Otago funded part of the budget, the rest was donated. The total budget has been estimated at € 100,000.

Thanks to the technique of sequencing environmental DNA, Neil Gemmell plans to provide an irrefutable answer.

Any living organism, moving in the waters of the lake leaves in its wake fragments of DNA. These fragments come from skin, scales, feathers, furs or droppings that remain detectable for a few days.

The group of researchers must collect water samples over the entire length of the Loch Ness and at 3 levels of different depths.

A specific pick will be done where the monster was last seen by an Irishman who was able to make a video. On this video "we distinguish a form that emerges" . In total no less than 230 samples will be taken.

Once anonymized, these collected samples will be prepared by two different teams, one from Denmark and the other from France, more specifically from the Alpine Ecology Laboratory (LECA) of the University of Grenoble.

The samples will then be analyzed in the United Kingdom first, but also in New Zealand and Australia.

The analyzes should identify all living species in Loch Ness; but it's a safe bet that unknown bacteria will also be discovered and among them who knows ... bacteria related to Nessie.

Since its discovery Nessie has been the subject of various scientific hypotheses: a plesiosaur that would have survived the extinction of the dinosaurs? A giant sturgeon? or ?

A suspicious form had previously been detected at the bottom of the lake by a sonar; it turned out to be that of a submersible used for shooting a movie!

So far no monster hunt, no scientific study has found anything, recalls a researcher who adds the rest "that this last study could perhaps bring surprises."

In any case, the scientific mission currently operating should lead to a better knowledge of the lake's ecosystem. At the same time, it will have sharpened once again the curiosity of the children, but also that of the uncontrollable believers convinced of the existence of the monster.

As far as we are concerned, we are waiting impatiently for the following ...

Clara Maybac for DayNewsWorld



It is a shame that the Visegrad countries are boycotting Sunday's minisummer for immigration as part of a hard line against immigration. As recently as Wednesday, June 20, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law aimed at reducing the possibilities of action of NGOs that help migrants. The Hungarian Parliament voted 160 in favor and 18 against, a legislative assembly that criminalises aid to migrants. Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia announced on Thursday that they excluded from attending the meeting organized by the European Commission.

The prime ministers of these countries, meeting in Budapest, have found no legitimacy for this minisummet that they interpret as a demonstration of support for the German Chancellor. Angela Merkel is indeed subject to the combined pressure of the far right and Horst Seehofer, president of the CSU and German Minister of the Interior, who advocates an unprecedented tightening of migration policy of his country.

However, they said they would go to the regular summit of the Twenty-eight June 28 and 29 in Brussels.

It is the President of the European Council "[Donald] Tusk who is responsible for organizing summits and not the European Commission. We understand that there will be a mini-summit but we will not participate because it is contrary to the habits of the EU, " said the Hungarian leader, Viktor Orban.

Sunday is a good dozen European leaders who are expected. The French, Italian, Greek, Maltese, Spanish, Austrian, Bulgarian, Belgian and Dutch leaders will honor this minisommet with their presence.

Participants at Sunday's meeting should propose strengthening the obligations imposed on asylum seekers. According to a provisional working document, the participants in the meeting must, among other things, commit to speeding up the referral of asylum seekers from one EU country to another according to the Dublin Regulation. The text also provides for the establishment of an "effective solidarity mechanism" with mandatory distribution of migrants among the different member countries, which the Visegrad countries categorically reject. "They want to warm up an old proposal that we have already refused," said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The division between Europeans on the issue of the migration crisis is confirmed once again becoming the major stake of the European debate and threatening the European Union (EU) disintegration.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



A new crisis of the Aquarius of the name, of this humanitarian ship chartered by SOS Mediterranean and finally hosted in Spain, is she looming a week later?

Two new boats are causing concern for the Transalpine government.

Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli announced that the two ships of the German NGO Lifeline with more than 200 migrants on board would be sequestered to "check their home flag" . The ship Lifeline, as well as the Seefuchs, were therefore initially barred from access to Italian ports by the Italian Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini.

Italy announced Thursday that it was going to sequester two vessels of the German NGO Lifeline, one of which is sailing in the Mediterranean with more than 200 migrants on board, to check the correspondence between their Dutch flag and their nationality. . The Lifeline and Seefuchs vessels "will be placed under sequestration by the Italian government and sent to our ports to check their flag , " said Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli.

Matteo Salvini was reassuring, saying that "human lives would be saved" before the ships were put in receivership. According to him, the NGO Lifeline acted contrary to international law by taking on board the migrants while the Libyan coastguards were intervening.

Responding to a request from the Italian government, the Netherlands said the ship was beating "illegally, illegally Dutch flag , " said the member of the Movement 5 Stars., The representation of the Netherlands to the European Union assured in a tweet that Seefuchs and Lifeline were not sailing under the Dutch flag. "They do not appear in the naval registers of the Netherlands," she wrote. "These ships belong to a German NGO and do not appear in the naval registers of the Netherlands. She added.

Lifeline said in a statement it saved 226 people on Thursday morning, "in accordance with international law" , off Libya, "in international waters" , and with "a safe harbor" to land rescued migrants

Salvini from the 5-Star Movement said he did not want "a ghost boat in Italian ports like Captain Hook" in the evening at a public gathering in Terni (center).

Alize Marion for DayNewsWorld




World Refugee Day, Wednesday 20 June, was an opportunity for Hungary to toughen its anti-immigration arsenal! It was a promise of Viktor Orban in February, before his reelection in April for a third consecutive term.

At the initiative of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Parliament has adopted a law that aims to reduce the possibilities of action of NGOs that help migrants. The Hungarian Parliament voted on Wednesday, with 160 votes in favor and 18 against, a legislative assembly that criminalises aid to migrants. Voted by the party of Viktor Orban, Fidesz, with the support of the far-right party Jobbik, the legislative assembly "Stop Soros" refers to the American billionaire of Hungarian origin who funds many NGOs, including Open Society. Orban accuses Soros, an exiled Hungarian Jewish billionaire, to finance the migratory waves that are sweeping across Europe.

The law provides for the possibility of initiating criminal proceedings and sentencing activists and residents to a maximum of one year in prison, unless the life of the person concerned is threatened by immediate danger. NGO officials may also be notified of a ban on approaching within eight kilometers of the external Schengen border.

Moreover, the previous day, Parliament had already voted in favor of creating a 25% tax on NGOs suspected of helping migrants and since June 2017, organizations receiving funding from abroad must declare themselves to the authorities.

Ignoring the request of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that Hungary should "withdraw" the legislative package in question, as well as that of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and cooperation in Europe, the project "Stop Soros", after being submitted to a parliamentary committee on 14 June, was voted.

In the last four months, 342 people have applied for asylum in Hungary. According to statistics, 3,500 refugees currently live in the country, which has 10 million inhabitants.

"The migration-friendly Brussels policy threatens our country to be invaded by migrants," Interior Minister Sandor Pinter said in a statement. Not sure that Brussels remains idle ...

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" I can not work with this woman anymore" : Horst Seehofer, Germany's Minister of the Interior to Angela Merckel, has just declared it.

The cry is indicative of the tensions that reign in Germany at the moment, on the subject that annoys above all else: massive and uncontrolled immigration.

After opening the doors of Germany to 1 million migrants in 2015, the Chancellor is facing, 2 years later, a strong challenge within its already fragile majority. The two parties, the CDU (led by her) and CSU, the sister party, have been on the brink of rupture for a few days.

The standoff has crystallized around measures proposed by Horst Seehofer against immigration, measures involving, as a matter of priority, the principle of an automatic return to the border of refugees who have made a request for asylum in another Member State of the EU.

It is hardly useful to specify that this cardinal measure for its author, echoes not only the Aquarius affair which broke out in Italy and which infuses capillarity throughout Europe, but also troubles related to immigration that reign here and there on the German territory (insecurity, rape, terrorism etc. ...)

The Chancellor rejected this proposal "in the name of a European approach to the migration issue" that she wishes to prefer. She also rejected the ultimatum of Horst Seehofer, who again used his ministerial prerogative, giving Angela Merckel 15 days to respond, failing which he would withdraw her support.

In the hope of calming the crisis, the Chancellor has proposed to her rebellious wing and her minister to wait for the next European summit where she intends to make proposals. This summit is to be held at Meseberg Castle (70 km from Berlin) today 19 June 2018.

Angela Merckel intends to take advantage of this delay to negotiate reforms, notably with Greece (financially crushed by Germany after the financial crisis of 2008) and Italy, two countries long submerged by a steady stream of migrants or refugees. which often have only the name. It also wants to shape with Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic a reform giving Europe more power on the subject, through a strengthening of Frontex resources.

It is in this context that she invited Emmanuel Macron. At this time, the meeting is not over yet.

Recall, however, that initially this bilateral summit was to be devoted to the reform of the euro area. But the European migration crisis has taken over, eclipsing the idea of ​​creating a European budget.

For now, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are on the same line. The migration solution must be European.

But this position that the Chancellor has repeatedly hammered has nevertheless given rise to a number of dissonant voices, particularly within the CSU, in the current election campaign in Bavaria. "Germany can not eternally rely on Europe to protect its borders" says Markus Söder, the Bavarian Minister-President, who wants to see a quick end to "asylum tourism" and consequently, challenged the Chancellor to find a solution within 15 days, before the next EU summit in late June.

The CSU is losing patience as we see it. But at the CDU also we get excited; some voices have already been heard calling for a vote in the Bundestag, this "to decide between the Chancellor's line and those of his opponents" more and more numerous.

If this were to happen, knowing that Angela Merkel was only narrowly re-elected to the post of Chancellor, after the last legislative elections, it's a safe bet that the situation could become "historically serious" . The slingshot could put an end to his mandate, allowing him to find time to listen to or listen to Wagner's play "The Twilight of the Gods", a play where Brunehilde could not be saved by Siegfried.

Angela Merkel is a fan of Wagner. She never misses the Bayreuth Festival.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



Three weeks in the post and Matteo Salvini sets off a new controversy. After the refusal to dock in an Italian port of Aquarius, a humanitarian ship loaded with 630 migrants, the boss of the League (far right) now intends to conduct a census of Roma to expel those of foreign nationality, "unfortunately " Keep the Italians ... " Unfortunately we will have to keep the Italian Roma because we can not expel them, " he added provocative to the Telelombardia television channel. This will allow, he explained, to evaluate the possibility of expelling those of foreign nationality who are in an irregular situation.

His government ally, Luigi Di Maio, the boss of the 5-star movement, however, judged this initiative "Unconstitutional" to the extent that it was a question of "fichage".

"A find with a vaguely fascist perfume"

This census project triggered an uproar in the ranks of the opposition and a cautious response from the Roma community. In a statement, the Association Nation Rom argued that the point on this community had already been made last year by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) while asking for a meeting as soon as possible with the new Minister .

"First the attacks on migrants (...) and now those against the Roma," criticized the group leader of the left-wing party Free and Equal (LeU) in the Chamber of Deputies, Federico Fornaro. "The important thing is to foment hate and create an enemy . " The Democratic Party (PD, center left) has sharply criticized Salvini's comments, saying that it revives memories of "ethnic cleansing" . "Salvini continues his electoral campaign with ever more absurd words , " said a senator of the Democratic Party Simona Malpezzi, not hesitating to tax the census of " latest find vaguely fascist scent" from the new minister inside.

Faced with the wave of protest that triggered his census project in the ranks of the opposition, the Milanese redoubled cynicism. "Some people talk about '' shock '', why? I'm just thinking of those poor children who are taught to steal and be illegal, " he wrote on Twitter.

The government does not intend to set up separate archives for the Roma or collect their fingerprints, but wants to protect the children of the community that the parents prevent from going to school, tried to justify the Minister of the Interior in a statement issued later.

Travelers, it must be remembered, enjoy the right of free circulation in Europe ...

Jenny Chase for DayNewsWorld



Four people are said to have been wounded in a shootout on Monday night in Drottninggatan in central Malmö, southern Sweden, Swedish police quoted Sydsvenskan newspaper as saying.

According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the shooting alert reached the police at 20:13.

"Four people are injured," says Stephan Söderholm of the police management center. The cause of the shootings is unknown, but the police said there was no cause for alarm, as the area had been cordoned off. "We have cordoned off the area and are interrogating people, including the wounded, if they can or want to talk," police spokesman Stephan Soderholm was quoted as saying by the Swedish news agency TT.

The event is classified as a special event. "We have a big problem in place. It is classified as a special event and there are many people at different levels who are running. We have a barrier around the crime scene and a large entrance to the emergency room for the hospital staff to work with what they are going to do, " explains Stephan Söderholm.

The police dismiss any terrorist track.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld




At 15 days from the date of entry into force (1/07/2018) 80 km / h generalized on the two-way secondary roads, the tension rises a notch . Indeed M atignon rejected Thursday a report from the senator Michèle Vullien (UC) and Senators Michel Raison (LR) and Jean-Luc Fichet (PS), proposing to decentralize the lowering of speed on roads to 80 km / h and limit its application to certain secondary roads. " Instead of seizing this outstretched hand of the Senate, Édouard Philippe has stuck to his positions and rejected this new approach, obviously anxious not to give the impression of backing up under pressure, "said Mr. Raison in a statement.

"Instead of seizing this outstretched hand of the Senate, Édouard Philippe has camped on his positions and rejected this new approach, obviously anxious not to give the impression to back down under pressure," regretted Mr. Raison in a statement.

"Senators will assume their responsibilities to promote prevention policies ... by introducing a bill and amendments to the 2019 Finance Bill to ensure that revenues from radar fines are used to improve the road network and its security, and not to finance the State's deleveraging , "he added.

Since Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister has decided, to the surprise of everyone and without consultation, to order a general speed limit at 80km / h, the Ministerial delegate for Road Safety has been forced to multiply his travels to face the bronca not only motorists, but also local elected officials and to defend the measure that in his own words

"Is the subject of unfounded polemics and pernicious misinformation".

It is true that everything had started badly. It was forced and forced that the Road Safety Delegation (DSR) had to resolve in early February 2018 to publish the results of the experiment conducted by CERMA (Center for Studies and Expertise on the Risks of environment, mobility and planning).

Claimed by all, this record had until then been kept secret; only the highest authorities could have had access to it in order to decide, discreetly, on the merits of the measures to be taken; The best example of this opaque and authoritarian method: the spectacular declaration of Edouard Philippe in December 2017 which remained on the question "right in his boots".

Because the ¾ of the motorists are, since the announcement fell, opposed to the measure just like the local elected officials who will have to replace dar-dar panels and signaling on the ground.

Even the very select Automobile Club has allowed itself to give voice through the intermediary of Christian Meslet, a lawyer and member of the Automobile Club du Midi. According to Christian Meslet lowering the speed to 90 km / h would lower the vigilance of motorists.

Since the month of January the mobilization against the 80 km / h does not weaken and petitions circulate from all horizons.

Better still, the debate has been relaunched vigorously in recent days, following the publication on April 18, 2018 of the report of the National Interministerial Observatory of Road Safety (ONISR) commissioned by the government which on this occasion wanted to drive the nail once again. further on the merits of its reform.

A report from more of nowhere, which immediately made opponents pester the measure.

In 25 pages of "explanations, methodology, details on the trend indicators, associated with learned references to the scientific literature on the subject" (?), The experts concluded once again to the need to lower at 80 / km / h speed, insisting that "the speed allowed to significantly affect the speeds practiced" , which remains to be proven.

In short! Abracabant conclusions drawn from the truncated and equally abracabant experimentation conducted before.

In the camp of counters, we saw the Senate itself, which is the voice of the local elected officials, to rise to the niches. The discontent of local elected officials has given wings to the Upper House.

Some Senators more angry and determined that the others formed a group, behind Philippe Bas (senator of the Channel, former Prefect, former secretary general of the Elysee under Jacques Chirac when the latter erected in big building of the quinquennium the fight in favor of Road Safety) and Hervé Maury (Senator of the Eure and President of the Senate Law Commission).

In turn, the senators have just produced a 50-page report, one by one dismantling the Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety, which is still unpopular. Philippe Bas presented last Thursday, April 19 the contents of the Senate report, from the Palais du Luxembourg hammering that "it is not because a cause is right, that one can do anything".

The Senate report denounces the lack of scientific rigor of that of the Interministerial Delegation Road Safety, which is based on "in-conclusive experimentation" .

To counter the general measure of application of the 80 km / h, senators propose that it be withdrawn and replaced by targeted competencies, in favor of local elected representatives, mayors, presidents of county councils or prefect, so that the measures adopted are adapted to real local situations.

Senators have moreover requested that the date of the entry into application of my measure originally planned for July 1, 2018 be postponed until January 1, 2019 "to allow time for the establishment " of an effective concerted action in reaction to a brutal and blind decision.

Nothing is yet decided definitively (apparently!) Even if the President of the Republic hinted in recent days, he would withdraw the measure of 80 km / h in two years in case the experience is not would not show conclusive.

We do not yet know the reactions of the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe who, we recall was flashed in October 2015 on the A131 at 150 km / h on a portion of the highway limited to 110 km / h.

Clara Mitchell for DayNewsWorld



Russia gave the start of its World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina thrilled the crowd with a superb duo before Vladimir Putin's speech.

We saw Vladimir Putin in a kimono. We saw it in hockey, the national sport of Russia. On a boxing ring. With skis on the feet. And even riding on horseback. But little with the ball on the feet. Yet it is on football that he decided to bet big. The "Sbornaya" (the national team) opens the World Cup on Thursday with a match against Saudi Arabia.

For the start of the World Cup, the show was at the rendezvous. The host country, Russia, made only a mouthful of Saudi Arabia (5-0). In the 12th minute, Gazinsky opened the scoring. Just before half-time, Cheryshev, who entered the 24th minute after Dzagoev's snap, doubled the game.

After the break, the Russians continued to pound the Saudi defense. It was not until the 71st minute to see the third Russian goal, scored by Dzyuba, just a few moments into Smolov's place. In the additional time, despite their lead, the Russians do not let go. Cheryshev, with a splendid left-footed outside strike, then Golovin, free-kick, completed this success of the Sbornaya.

Congratulations to the Russians !!!
Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld



In Italy, the tone is still up a notch against France after the statements of Emmanuel Macron. The latter denounced Tuesday in the Council of Ministers the "part of cynicism and irresponsibility of the Italian government" who refused to host the Aquarius and its more than 600 migrants, derogating from international law, said the Government's word.

The French president said Tuesday that under maritime law, if France had been the nearest shore, the Aquarius could have docked.

The torch burns between Italy and France.

Italy has not failed to respond sharply to France while castigating the migration policy of the latter. Not only did the Italian Foreign Minister summon the French ambassador, but the Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, rose to a notch:

"We have no lesson from hypocritical France, " he said. Emmanuel, if you have a heart of gold as you say, welcome the 10,000 migrants provided for in the European distribution plan. ". It seems indeed that Italy has no lesson to receive when we know that it has already hosted nearly 700 000 migrants since 2013 and Wednesday, June 13, Sicily accepted another 900 newcomers from Libya

To calm the game at any level Gérard Collomb invited his Italian counterparts, Matteo Salvini, and Spanish, Fernando Grande Marlaska, to Paris to "deepen the dialogue". The French interior minister has reaffirmed that "France will be [alongside] Spain" when the ship arrives, "especially for the support of asylum seekers in obvious need of protection" according to a statement.

The answer to this European imbroglio which has demonstrated the selfishness of each state certainly lies in questioning the European asylum policy and the Dublin agreements for an effective European asylum policy.

Indignation and division within the majority LREM,

The silence of France on the SOS Mediterranean boat carrying 629 migrants has also sparked controversy on the left and within the LREM majority. The Republic marches dividing on the fate of the "Aquarius", the French government declared Tuesday afternoon, by the voice of the Prime Minister, that France was "ready to help" Spain to "welcome" migrants. "

We are obviously ready to help the Spanish authorities to welcome and analyze the situation of those on this boat who may wish to benefit from refugee status, " said Edouard Philippe.

On the other hand the deputy The Republicans of the Alpes-Maritimes Éric Ciotti strongly protested against the idea of ​​welcoming migrants, calling the French authorities to "a great firmness on it".

"No French port, nor Corsica, nor Nice, nor Marseille," ruled Éric Ciotti on CNews. "The Aquarius, he has a destination all found, he must return to the Libyan coast. We want Nice to become Lampedusa? He said, hoping that "there will be extreme firmness on this point by the French authorities".

Creation of a voluntary axis against immigration

However, this will displayed by France can only come up against the creation of a "volunteer axis" against immigration. In fact, the Italian, Austrian and German interior ministers are going to constitute "an axis of volunteers" to tackle illegal immigration. This announcement was made by Austrian Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz from Berlin, alongside German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer.

"There are more and more arrivals in Greece, new developments on the Albanian road, I think it is important not to wait for the disaster, as in 2015, but to act against it in time" said Sebastian Kurz, who has made the fight against immigration the priority of his EU presidency, which starts on 1 July. He was referring to the influx of migrants in 2015 when hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers crossed Europe on foot. Angela Merkel and the Austrian Chancellor of the time had opened their countries to these migrants, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The announcement of a Berlin-Rome-Vienna axis on these issues weakens the position of Angela Merkel who is seeking an agreement on a European asylum system for the EU summit in late June. But many countries, especially in eastern Europe, are opposed to it, refusing a European distribution of refugees or simply welcoming them.

All that was missing was the announcement to add further cacophony within Europe to the thorny issue of migrants.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld




Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, refused on Sunday that the "Aquarius", a ship of the French NGO SOS-Mediterranean, docked in a port on the peninsula while asking Malta to take charge of migrants.

Italy, whose new government wants to reduce the flow of illegal immigration, believes that Malta must take its responsibilities in the migration crisis, and "can not continue to look elsewhere when it comes to respecting specific international conventions on the protection of human life " .

But Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told Italy's head of government, Giuseppe Conte, "that Malta is acting in full compliance with its international obligations" since aid had been coordinated in Rome and was therefore beyond their control.

The two countries involved are not at their first standoff. According to the German NGO Sea-Watch, the Maltese authorities had refused to provide any other aid than helicopter evacuations for medical emergencies. Malta had denied this version of the facts, claiming to always act "in accordance with international conventions" . The Seefuchs had finally been allowed to tackle Saturday 9 June in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who took office a week earlier, is demonstrating his firm policy towards the "immigration business" that he has been denouncing for years.

On Monday morning, Matteo Salvini also attacked another building of the German NGO Sea Watch, currently off the coast of Libya. "Malta does not move, France pushes back, Europe does not care," he launched on Facebook.

The Minister of the Interior, has received many messages of support from the entire right. "It is time that the other EU Member States, including Malta, take their share, not just in words," said Anna Maria Bernini, close to Silvio Berlusconi, and head of Forza Italia (opposition) Senate while Giorgia Meloni, leader of Fratelli d'Italia (post-Fascist), suggested on Twitter, that the Aquarius be brought back to Italy to be placed in receivership, and that his crew is charged with "human trafficking" ". The 5-star Movement, an allied formation of the League to the government, but deeply divided on the migratory issue, took several hours to formally align with Matteo Salvini's positions.

On the left, even before the Democratic Party, the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, indignant, proposed to open his port at Aquarius, before being followed in the evening by other counterparts. .

On Monday 11 June, 629 migrants from Africa, including 123 unaccompanied children, 11 infants and 7 pregnant women, were stranded in the Mediterranean. On board, the crew has four to five days of food.

The UN High Commission on Monday called on Malta and Rome to unblock the situation, described as an "urgent humanitarian imperative". The head of the Italian government, Giuseppe Conte, announced that Italy had sent two patrol boats to the ship with doctors on board "ready to intervene and protect the health of anyone on board the Aquarius who could need it.

"Italy and Sicily can not be the refugee camp of Europe," said the Minister of the Interior.

Italy, which since 2013 has hosted more than 700,000 migrants, is putting pressure on other European countries. Successful bet since Spain has just accepted the docking of the Aquarius in its port of Valencia.

Kelly Donaldson for DayNewsWorld




Che Bordello! This is the formula that blocked the front page of a major Italian newspaper, "Il Tempo", after the legislative elections of March 5, 2018.

Reminder: these elections were marked by the success of the 5 Stars Movement (30.92%) led by the young Luigi di Maio and the Northern League, (18.86%) led by Mattéo Salvini.

Our transalpine neighbors have therefore given pride to eurosceptic candidates, anti-system and .... populists.

As a result, and at a time when Austrian, Slovenian and even English voters have also sent out candidates representing "reinvigorated sovereign populism", the Italian electoral results have appeared in their turn, as carriers of political sequences unpublished in the past. look at the growing number of those who admit they no longer have an inclination for Europe as it operates today.

Moreover, if some have speculated that this vote had taken place by default or that Berlusconian magic (13.39%) no longer worked because leaded by the legal disputes of the "cavalier", it appears to us that this This is not the way to summarize the political analysis of this result.

Indeed, the economy has been at the heart of the proposals of antisystem parties, as, moreover, antithetically, historic parties, which could be the end, given the results?

In the aftermath of these elections, the two populist leaders, Matteo Salvini and Luigi di Maio both claimed, from March 23, 2018, the right to form a government, but by that date nothing was done yet.

Since then, negotiations have been going well between the two parties, but with difficulty at first, given the lack of prior agreement between them.

The two parties had never yet formed a political coalition between them and that is why Matteo Salvini had thrown in front of the journalists and three times: "NO! NO! NO! Against the programmatic requirements of the 5 Stars Movement.

Arithmetically and according to the will of the Italian people, it was conceivable?

But it was without counting on the President Sergio Mattarella, resolutely hostile to the list of ministers presented by the New Alliance Government and including the appointment of his long-time enemy, Paolo Savona, as Minister of Economy and Finance

This 82-year-old former Minister of the Campi government has become a staunch opponent of the single currency, saying that the euro "was a German prison" for the Italian economy, which he considers "colonized".

The case thus quickly turned to the institutional conflict and this until early June, Sergio Mattarella considering that Article 92 of the Italian Constitution conferred the prerogative of the appointment of ministers and therefore their choice.

Since that date, the political major states have multiplied attacks against the President of the Republic who was firmly reminded "that sovereignty belonged to the people".

Behind the scenes, however, "the doves" have tried several times to find a compromise by proposing to split, this Ministry challenged, in two, on one side the Economy on the other the Treasury in charge of negotiating the debt with the EU.

Politically, we were still on the verge of implosion, as the situation had become conflictual. The idea of ​​a return to square one and the organization of new legislative elections even filtered, for a time, as the blockage was serious.

And this is the warning very timely, Massimo d'Alema, former President of the Council (left) hinting that new elections could give a score of nearly 80% to the League of North and M5S has brought everyone back to their senses!

To avoid such a disaster, both parties accepted the appointment, by Sergio Matterella, of the jurist Guiseppe Conte to form a government. But the latter had given up last Sunday, June 3.

It was not until June 5 that the crisis finally calmed down, Guiseppe Conte having finally accepted the post of President of the Council.

On Tuesday, June 5, Guiseppé Conte delivered his first speech to the Parliament, thus setting out the "contract of government" recently accepted by both parties, which recalls that "populism was the capacity to listen to the needs of the people" and that programmatically the new majority would evolve between "privileged relations with the United States while initiating the revision of the economic sanctions with Russia" .

But at the same time, Guiseppe Conte attacked the European Union with three main topics: migration management and the concomitant reform of the Dublin system, the budgetary rules attached to the euro and, finally, of course already recalled the new relations with Russia.

The recent electoral events throughout Europe and what followed in the states concerned made Brussels nervous, Italy having a particular place in it, especially with regard to history and a few months of next European elections (May 2019).

The Italian elections may indeed commit next year, all of Europe, to a new democracy .... monetary.

It is indeed on monetary and financial topics that the electoral campaign of these forthcoming elections is likely to unfold, this in the background of successive victories of the populist and anti-system parties in Europe.

In other words, the recent Italian elections could worsen the already perilous political situation, as the euro is becoming a constraint refuted by European populations, suffocated by the economic crisis (jobs + growth that can no longer be considered as the only adjustment variables) and subsequently judged as an economic tutelage incompatible with national democratic expressions.

Unless the European idea breaks down completely after a hard eurosceptic campaign, it is necessary to agree that these Italian elections could have, in such a context, and in the best of cases, a salutary virtue, to avoid the worst.

Of course, the full implementation of the new government's program is still judged by a number of important economists as a danger to the euro, given the risk of default of the Italian debt ...

But the sustainability of the euro is, in any case, becoming "conditional".

And everything is going very fast now!

European political leaders, like Emmanuel Macron or Angela Meckel should therefore urgently, hear the anger that begins to rise on pain of giving reason to the dark prophecies on the future of the euro, the EU and the federalist dream and pacifist of the founding fathers of Europe in the 1950s.

At this point, he will recall the warning of the former President of the ECB, Jean Claude Trichet, who on October 16, 2011 declared: "tomorrow, in my opinion, it will be necessary to change the Treaty to be able to prevent a member of the eurozone to wander and create problems for all others . Siding!

Jean Claude Junker, President of the European Commission began to understand. It has already begun reform discussions that are complicated.

Complicated because, for example, Helen Fritzon, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, very Europhile yet, has recently acknowledged that the Dublin system should be reformed! Quickly?

Complicated because Viktor Orban in Hungary has already advocated for a long time major reforms on Europe, immigration in particular, reforms he has already committed isolation in his country!

Complicated because it is Austria, via its new Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, a convinced eurosceptic, who will take the presidency of the EU from July 2018.

As a result, the main question that will have to be asked in the immediate future is what is the current that could carry the next European elections on the continent (and what is still possible to undertake to avoid the worst) :

1. a smug Europhile current, disconnected from realities, unconditional support for the financialisation of the European economy for the greater benefit of its banking system, including ECB? In this camp, we find the cynical Georges Sorgos, who is not a sovereignist and who fights for an open world (including immigration) seeks to shake the euro to shake the people to whom he wants to give a glimpse of the coming monetary chaos. Its goal: to incite these people "to vote well"!

2. pure eurosceptics like Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner in economics or Milton Friedman who have always believed that the euro was one of the biggest economic catastrophes

3. Europeans, aware of the growing social resentment but also of the financial apocalypse that is on the horizon and which should be tempted on the occasion of the next European elections to commit to a ridge, narrowly, estimating that the euro is not a ticket Monopoly delivered to the shenanigans of the High Finance and its masters "hated politicians" which should pass inexorably in case of financial krack by prison cell, otherwise we will all have to live in the future with a ticket of 200 € per month (like the Greeks).

Could Laurent Wauquiez be one of them, knowing that Merkel's Germany is already faltering and that Putin's latest warnings about an attack on the euro could come sooner than we think?

The question is open?

And it will quickly respond to it!

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The tensions between Moscow and Kiev since the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of the conflict in eastern Ukraine have led to a proliferation of arrests of Ukrainians accused of espionage in Russia in recent years. of Russians in Ukraine.

In 2016, a prisoner exchange took place between Moscow and Kiev involving two alleged Russian servicemen and former Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko.

The detention and publicized condemnations of citizens in the two countries have thus multiplied in recent years.

Petro Poroshenko took the initiative to phone Vladimir Putin, worried about the health of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has been on a hunger strike for three weeks. He was recently described as "very pale, very skinny" and having lost teeth.

"The doctors told him that very soon, there will be irreversible consequences for his body," said the filmmaker's lawyer, Dmitri Dinze.

Oleg Sentsov, who opposed the annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in August 2015 for "terrorism" and "arms trafficking". He is serving a twenty-year sentence in a northern prison in Russia.

In addition to Mr Sentsov, a Ukrainian journalist, Roman Sukhchenko, was sentenced in Russia at the beginning of June to 12 years of spying camp. Suspected by Moscow of being a colonel of Ukrainian intelligence, he rejects these accusations.

Russian-Ukrainian journalist Kyrylo Vychynski in charge of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti in Ukraine, arrested in late May in Kiev and charged with "high treason" against filmmaker Oleg Sentsov?

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine, during a telephone conversation, spoke of a "prisoner exchange" between the two countries, the Kremlin announced on Saturday in a statement.

"Vladimir Putin stressed the need to release without delay Russian journalists arrested in Ukraine," the statement said. The two men spoke of "humanitarian issues including the exchange of detainees" during this conversation

Human rights representatives from both countries will visit prisoners in the Russian and Ukrainian prisons "in the near future" , according to the two communiques.

The Football World Cup begins soon in Russia and it is very disadvantageous to Putin that these prisoners make the front page in the world, which would inevitably tarnish the image of Russia.

A ministerial meeting Kiev-Moscow-Paris-Berlin is scheduled for Monday in the German capital to revive the peace process in the East Prussian separatist Ukraine.

Poroshenko said the issue of prisoner exchange would be one of the main topics. Kiev said it would exchange 23 Russian citizens detained for "spying" in the country against Ukrainian prisoners.

If Vladimir Putin had ruled last Thursday to conduct a prisoner exchange, some believe that he could make a gesture as the approach of the World Cup. A few weeks before the start of the Sochi Games, the oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the Pussy Riot had been released.

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The conservative government announced Friday (June 8th) the expulsion of some 60 imams and their families and the closure of seven mosques funded by Turkey.

The reason for this decision?

In one of the main mosques in Vienna was reconstructed an emblematic battle of Ottoman history played by children dressed as soldiers. The left-wing weekly Falter published the photos of the re-enactment of the Battle of Gallipoli, played by children in the premises of the mosque .

In a cliché appeared young boys in camouflage rows, saluting, and waving Turkish flags in front of a children's audience. In another picture, some were lying to figure the victims of the battle, their bodies wrapped in a Turkish flag. The Battle of Gallipoli is a symbol of the resistance that led to the advent of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923.

Indeed the Gallipoli episode is part of the battle of the Dardanelles. The latter began in February 1915 with the attempt of a Franco-British flotilla to force the strait to seize Istanbul, capital of the Ottoman Empire. Repulsed, the Allies landed on April 25 in Gallipoli but were defeated after long months of offensive.

The Ottoman Empire ended the First World War in the losing camp and was dismantled. But the battle of Gallipoli became a symbol of the resistance that led to the advent of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923.

"What happened in this place (...) has no place in Austria. The government will show zero tolerance , " said Chancellor Kurz, promising a " strong " reaction.

"Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalization have no place in our country," said the head of the Austrian government at a press conference.

"The circle of people who could be affected by these measures includes about 60 imams," said Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, a member of the far-right party FPÖ. Their families are also affected and a total of 150 people could lose their right of residence in Austria, he said.

Turkey denounces an act of Islamophobia.

The place of worship is managed by the Turkish Islamic Union of Austria (ATIB) directly linked to the Turkish Foreign Affairs Directorate. The Atib called the staging "highly regrettable" in a statement said intervening at the mosque before the controversy broke out in the media and have asked the resignation of the official.

Turkey, through President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalim, has not failed to denounce an "Islamophobic" and "racist" measure .

"The ideological position of the Austrian government runs counter to the principles of universal law, social cohesion policies, minority rights and the ethics of coexistence. He continued.

Around 360,000 people of Turkish origin live in Austria, 117,000 of whom are Turkish nationals.

Relations between the Turkish and Austrian governments have been particularly tense since Chancellor Kurz banned campaign meetings for the June 24 Turkish elections.

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The composition of this government is "the reflection of the best of society" Spanish, "parity, intergenerational and rooted in the EU," said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez unveiled the composition of the new leadership team on Wednesday night.

The Spanish Socialist Pedro Sanchez, who came to power on Friday after the fall of conservative Mariano Rajoy, chose a pro-European and predominantly female government, with eleven women and six men, an unusual distribution in Europe.

This government will take an oath Thursday, June 7 before King Felipe VI.

If it is the most feminine government that Spain has ever known, it is also the most minority since the restoration of democracy. The Spanish Socialist Party has only 84 deputies out of 350. The party is therefore at the mercy of the leeway that the radical left-wing party Podemos, the Basque nationalists and the Catalan separatists, who supported the no-confidence motion against Mariano Rajoy, will give him, without giving a blank check. to Pedro Sanchez.

A pro-European government

While the Brexit is preparing for the United Kingdom and Italy has just formed a Eurosceptic government, the Spanish executive has voluntarily marked its pro-European character. Has Sanchez also appointed former President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell foreign affairs. This Catalan 71 years old and convinced European has shown in recent years his strong opposition to the independence movement in Catalonia. Abroad, this former minister of Felipe González (1982-1996) will be responsible for defending the unity of the Kingdom of Spain. Internally, it is another Catalan who will be in charge of dialogue with the Quim Torra independence government: Meritxell Batet, a 45-year-old from Barcelona, ​​appointed Minister of Territorial Administration. Representative of the Party of the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC), an autonomous formation that integrates the PSOE, it defends a third way between the status quo and independence.

In the name of "stability," Sanchez is committed to keeping the 2018 state budget prepared by the Conservatives, which will be reviewed by the Senate.

To do this, the Socialist has chosen two women to lead his economic team which, according to his promise last week, "should have as a priority to meet the European commitments" in the public deficit. He has appointed EU Budget Director Nadia Calviño to the economy while Maria Jesus Montero takes over the Finance portfolio. The latter is not at its first attempt since it had already assumed this responsibility to the regional government of Andalusia, by making radical cuts in public spending ordered by the Conservative government.

A rather feminine government:

Eleven women and six men make up the new government. Sanchez has also chosen to place women in central positions, to the point that the Spanish press wonders if the council of "ministros" ("ministers" in the masculine) should not be renamed "ministras" !

Pedro Sanchez has named Carmen Calvo, 60, former minister of culture (2004-2007), as vice president, second in the rank of protocol. She will also head the Ministry of Equality, a priority issue for the government, three months after the exceptional "general feminist strike" and the demonstrations of 8 March.

Former Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor Dolores Delgado arrives at court and former Supreme Court Justice Margarita Robles attends the defense. Isabel Celaa will be responsible for education, Magdalena Valerio for work, Carmen Monton for health ... A demonstration of feminism.

Number three of the PSOE, José Luis Abalos, is in charge of public works and former judge Fernando Grande-Marlaska from the inside. Pedro Duque, the first Spanish astronaut, has been appointed to science.

Specialists in their area of ​​expertise.

Minister of the Economy Nadia Calviño was until now Executive Director of the Budget at the European Commission so that even before the formalization of her appointment, Calviño received on Twitter the blessing of Ana Botín, the leader of the main bank of the country. "Having Nadia Calviño as new Minister of Economy will allow Spain to increase (its) weight in Europe." The work of Calviño will be completed María Jesús Montero, appointed to the Ministry of Finance, who until then held the counterpart to the regional government of Andalusia. The Valencia Regional Minister for Health, Carmen Montón, invests the Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Affairs, while the Ministry of Education will be occupied by a former head of this sector in the regional government of the Basque Country . To name just these examples.

Pédro Sanchez, without any political experience, can therefore rely on the skills of his minutely selected ministers, most of whom belong to the PSO. But the government will have trouble with the myriad of parties that voted the motion of censure just to overthrow the conservative Rajoy. Barely appointed, the Sánchez government knows that time is running out ... With a reduced parliamentary group, the leader of the PSOE will have to build a majority if he wants to be able to actually lead in the coming months.

An impossible goal, according to the PP. "Spain needs stability, and it can not come from censure motions, interim governments, elections or governments like its own," warned conservative spokesman Rafael. Hernando .

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




At the end of months of procrastination and less than a month from a summit in Brussels that will lay the foundations for a European reform, Angela Merkel has for the first time delivered its response to Emmanuel Macron on the reform of the zone. euro in a context darkened by the Italian situation.

In a long interview on Sunday, June 3 at the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, she gives her vision of Europe, much less ambitious than that desired by Emmanuel Macron in his speech at the Sorbonne in September 2017.

The international context and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency call for decisive progress, but Angela Merkel is no longer free in her new coalition.

Greater economic convergence between the states

The Chancellor accepts an investment budget while advocating the creation of a European Monetary Fund. "We need greater economic convergence between member states in the euro area , " she said.

"We have therefore proposed an investment budget for the euro area in the coalition contract" of the new German government between conservatives and social democrats, added Angela Merkel. But we are far from the amount expected by President Macron, he who had called for a budget equivalent to "several points of GDP in the euro area" , or several hundred billion euros .. Indeed the budget will be modest: "limited to two figures in billions of euros," says the Chancellor, or tens of billions of euros. "Solidarity between partners in the euro area should never lead to a debt union", where the debt would be shared, she warned anxious not to offend its political partners.

A clear warning to Italy as the new coalition in power ask the European Central Bank to erase 250 billion euros of Italian debt.

A "FME with extended powers"

It is in favor of transforming the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) into a European Monetary Fund (EMF), which can help countries in economic difficulty. "We want to make ourselves a little independent of the International Monetary Fund," she explained, but with counterparts.

In exchange, the countries concerned should accept - as for the IMF - that this FME has a right to look and intervene in their national policies to which France is opposed. These prerogatives may not appeal to all countries in the euro area.

A European migration agency

The Chancellor's greatest breakthrough came on the issue of migration, supporting the idea of ​​a European Migration Agency while advocating for the harmonization of the right to asylum. It recognizes the failure of the system of compulsory quota quotas for member states and proposes a "flexible system" of sharing responsibilities.

A common strategic culture

On defense and security Angela Merkel also takes a big step in the direction desired by Emmanuel Macron since it supports the initiative of European intervention launched by France and subscribes to the need to create a common "strategic culture" . A welcome political signal given the traditional German reluctance in this area ...

There will be no big German evening!

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




Angela Merkel and his government have been put in question this Sunday in a huge scandal that shakes the office responsible for the management of the thousands of migrants who arrived in Germany since 2015. Indeed the antenna of the Ministry of the Interior in charge of processing asylum applications in Bremen, the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (Bamf), is suspected of corruption.

Thirty hundred asylum applications were granted by the Bamf in exchange for various benefits. The head of the antenna, who denies all but claims to have been overwhelmed, and lawyers and interpreters have been indicted for corruption. "The failure lies in inaction (of the government) since the challenges that Germany would face with the arrival of refugees were clear," said the former president of the National Office of Migrants and refugees (Bamf), Frank-Jürgen Weise, to the weekly Der Spiegel.

According to Frank-Jürgen Weise the crisis could have been avoided as he had personally informed Angela Merkel twice about the problems in 2017. But no action was taken at that time. In addition, a confidential report prepared by him, where he harshly criticizes the government, also leaked in the media.

Since the beginning of the scandal, several thousand other files have been thoroughly checked. The government, in very bad shape, is accused at best of having ignored internal warnings about the malpractices and problems that were under way, at worst to have stifled them.

The social democratic partner of Angela Merkel's governing coalition is now asking for "explanations" from the Chancellor.

"It's simply a failure of the Chancellor," denounced Sunday a Social Democratic leaders, Ralf Stegner, the daily Tagesspiegel

"We can not tell people We'll get there (the slogan of Merkel when migrants arrive in 2015, ed) and then sit back when the body responsible for the case fails for lack of resources," a- he added .

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It's a chapter of Spanish political history which has just closed this Friday in Madrid. In power since December 2011, Mr. Rajoy, 63, had survived several major crises, from the recession, which he fought with a severe austerity cure, to months of political blockage in 2016 until the attempt to secession of Catalonia last year.

In an address to Parliament, the conservative leader of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, acknowledged Friday, June 1, his defeat before the motion of socialist censorship. The latter was passed 180 votes in favor, 169 deputies voted against and one abstention.

"It was an honor to have presided over the Spanish Government and to leave Spain in a better state than the one in which I found it. I hope that my substitute can say the same thing in turn, " he said before the vote.

The fate of Mr. Rajoy was therefore played in barely a week since the tabling on Friday by the Socialist Party (PSOE) of Mr. Sanchez of this motion, the day after the announcement of the condemnation of the Popular Party leader of the government in a mega-trial for corruption, dubbed Gürtel.

Spain has now as new head of government the Socialist Pedro Sanchez.

"Today we are writing a new page in the history of democracy in our country," said Sanchez, a former economics professor.

At 46, Mr. Sanchez is finally revenge. In fact, during the last two years he had suffered cruel disappointments. In March 2016 the deputies had rejected the investiture at the head of the government while in June of the same year he obtained the worst score in the history of the PSOE in the parliamentary elections. In the wake he was stripped of his position number two of his training which he took the reins only last year.

But if Pedro Sanchez is now the new president of the Spanish government after having obtained the support of circumstance of six parties, his electoral base with only 84 seats out of a total of 350 in the lower house of the Parliament risks very soon to pose difficulties to govern . The allies of circumstance of Mr. Sanchez all moreover underlined to the envi that their vote against Rajoy was not a blank check.

Pedro Sanchez could therefore decide to call early elections to try to rebuild a majority. He would do it but only after having governed "a few months" allowing him notably to "make sufficient changes" such as "salary and pension increases" according to one of his spokesmen, Carmen Calvo.

A way to reinforce the popularity of the PSOE, which experienced in 2016 the worst electoral defeat of its recent history.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld




The Danish Parliament passed a law on Thursday 31 May banning the wearing of the full Islamic veil (burqa or niqab) in the public space, following other European countries such as France or Belgium.

"Anyone who, in public places, wears a garment that hides his face is liable to a fine . " This is the text that was adopted by 75 votes to 30 in the Danish parliament on Thursday.

The bill, carried by the center-right government, also had the support of the first two political forces in Parliament: the Social Democrats and the Danish People's Party (populist, anti-immigration).

From 1 August, the date of entry into force of the new legislation, a fine of 1000 Danish kroner (134 euros) will penalize any violation of the prohibition of the full veil in public places. In case of renewal of the offense, the fine may be up to 10,000 crowns.

Wearing the Islamic full veil is banned or restricted in several European countries.

France was the first country in Europe to ban the full veil in the public space with the promulgation of a law "prohibiting the concealment of the face in the public space" in October 2010 for application in April 2011.

The European Court of Human Rights in 2014 validated it. The law provides for offenses up to 150 euros fine. In five years, more than 1,600 verbalizations have been made.

In July, the European Court of Human Rights validated its ban in the public space in Belgium. In Austria also the wearing of the full veil has been repressed since October.

The German deputies adopted on April 27, 2017 a law partially prohibiting the wearing of the full veil in certain contexts, forcing public officials to have their faces totally uncovered in the course of their duties and people whose faces are hidden from view. discover in case of identity verification.

A consensus on the ban on full-face veils is beginning to emerge in Europe.

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In 2018 Portugal continues its course towards full employment and the reduction of social inequalities.

Here he has become the best pupil in the euro zone with the highest economic growth, the lowest unemployment, permanently increasing investments and a budget deficit that is moving towards zero.

Another good news, accompanied by a world first: the electric energy produced by renewables exceeded the consumption of the country.

The only black point, ideological, that: the policy to achieve these results is still the opposite of that advocated by Brussels and followed by Berlin or Paris.

The 2018 budget of the Portuguese Prime Minister presented to the European Commission at the end of 2017 was not much appreciated.

The Commission estimated that the required 0.6% cut in public spending would be "only 0.4%. " Reproaches little justified when when Portugal's deficit is now one of the lowest in the euro area, 1.4% in 2017 and it continues to shrink.

The small country on the verge of economic recession a few years ago, has increased its economic and social performance continuously for 30 months, much to the chagrin of the leaders of other European countries who adhere to liberal policies of fiscal discipline.

The latest measures of the government of Antonio Costa, much criticized by his right-wing opposition seem to continue to act in favor of a general improvement, both social and economic

Restart, tax adjustment, minimum wage increase mum and investment incentives.

While in France the taxes on the biggest incomes are lowered, the taxes on the companies compensated and the retreats encumbered, the Portuguese government engaged a reverse fiscal policy. The Portuguese 2018 budget provides for a substantial drop in income taxes for the middle classes, accompanied by a further increase in retirement pensions. For the taxation of large companies, the political choice is also the opposite of that of France: introduction of new taxes for all companies with turnover of more than 35 million euros, release of movements of posts for the officials.

The economic policy of demand, instigated for two and a half years by the Portuguese government, is clearly bearing fruit. This policy is based on a revival of consumption through the improvement of the professional and social conditions of Portuguese workers in order to create attractiveness for investors, improve productivity, allow the rise of production range.

The Portuguese demonstration of an improvement of the investments and the private employment thanks to the increase of the wages and the social benefits comes to hit hard the European doxa wanting that the competitiveness of the companies must obligatorily pass by a fall or a freezing of the wages and the decrease of the social expenses of the States ...

Reducing budget deficits does not only mean lowering public spending, on the contrary. The more a state boosts its economy by improving the income and social protection of its population, employees, retirees, businesses, the more state revenues increase. Public spending - with sufficient and stable economic growth of 2.7% in Portugal in 2017, low unemployment and rising investment - is then only a minor factor of fiscal adjustment.

The government of Antonio Costa has understood this and applies a policy of "accompaniment" economic, social and energy transition, without particular dogmatism.

Andrew Preston for DayNewsWorld



The horror again ... According to the Belgian media, a man opened fire on police at 10.30 on a street in the city center, near a busy cafe.

Two officials died, according to firefighters and the federal prosecutor. A third was wounded while trying to intercept the shooter.

In addition, the passenger of a vehicle which circulated in the district also died.

According to a police source, the man shouted "Allah Akbar" near the Café des Augustin. rue des The file has been entrusted to the federal prosecutor, responsible for terrorism .

"There are elements that go in the direction of a terrorist act , " said Eric Van Der Sypt, spokesman for the federal prosecutor.

Important means of police and relief were urgently dispatched.

The assailant is Benjamin H., a Belgian born in 1982. He is known for delinquency and was released from prison on Monday for a holiday.If he attended radicalized prisoners in Lantin prison, it seemed not to have been considered radicalized himself ...

A press conference is planned in a police station.

"Our thoughts are with the victims of this horrible act," said the Royal Palace of Belgium. "Cowardly and indiscriminate violence in Liège," denounced Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Carl Delsey for DayNewsWorld





This mega-trial deserves a little historical reminder of the scandals that scratch the people's party with a continuous stream of corruption scandals and with it, implied, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.

Although the Spanish president has again defined them as "isolated cases" , the amount of facts and accusations is destroying the image of the People's Party.

The main cases:

The plot around a business network that has paid to receive contracts on the finger of the administrations led by the PP especially in the Valencian Community and the Community of Madrid is one of the most extensive and media in history recent Spain.

The court sentenced 51-year-old Francisco Correa as 33-year-old bandleader and fined 44 million euros ($ 51 million) to former PP treasurer Luis Barcenas.

The "black cards"

Former IMF director and former Minister of the Economy Rodrigo Rato was sentenced last year to four and a half years in prison for a fraud that hit financial institutions Caja Madrid and Bankia, which he assured presidency from 2010 to 2012. He benefited from opaque credit cards at the Treasury.

The former minister and key man of the PP, at liberty until the judgment is final in this case, will also be judged public by Bankia in 2011 in an allegedly fraudulent operation. Moreover he is at the sight of Justice for the suspicious origin of his patrimony.


It is an alleged corruption network linked to several municipalities and regional organizations, mainly in Madrid, with former mayors allegedly involved in fundraising and irregular arbitration. One of the protagonists is the former leader of the PP in Madrid, Francisco Granados, who was in prison from 2014 to 2017 and has been on bail since then.

"Other scandals"

In addition to those already mentioned, many central figures of the PP have been condemned or accused in several cases. One of them is Jaume Matas, former minister and former president of the Balearic region who served prison sentences and accumulated sentences for several conspiracies.

The last to join the list was Eduardo Zaplana, former minister and former president of the Valencian Community, arrested this week as an investigator for corruption and money laundering crimes.

This new political crisis comes after the People's Party (PP) of Mariano Rajoy was sentenced Thursday for corruption after a large-scale trial.

"A genuine system of institutional corruption"

In this case called Gürtel, 29 people - including a dozen former executives or elected from the PP - were sentenced for corruption, misappropriation of public funds or money laundering, to a total of 351 years in prison. the existence of "an authentic and effective system of institutional corruption" between the party and a private group, and condemned the Popu Party

The PP itself must also pay 245,000 euros as a lucrative participant to benefit from the plot in its early years. Rajoy's party thus becomes the first convicted of corruption in Spain.

Another separate trial will rule the so-called illegal financing of the 20-year PP denounced by Bárcenas, who has also accused some leaders, including Rajoy, of receiving black payments.

Last year Ignacio González, former President of the Community of Madrid and member of the PP, was arrested and released on bail. Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, another former president of the region and Rajoy's former justice minister, was also indicted a month ago.

The Gürtel case is based on an alleged conspiracy of the corrupt public water company Canal de Isabel II, chaired by González 2003-2015, dedicated to divert funds through bonuses and commissions in the purchase of businesses in Latin America.

The Spanish socialists have something to grind!

The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) has tabled a motion of censure Friday, May 25, after the announcement of the conviction of the formation of Mariano Rajoy after a mega-trial for corruption.

The motion of censure tabled by the Socialists to try to overthrow the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy, will be debated Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1, announced Monday, May 28 the Chamber of Deputies.

Reminder of the Gürtel case

The PP itself must also pay 245,000 euros as a lucrative participant to benefit from the plot in its early years. Rajoy's party thus becomes the first convicted of corruption in Spain.

Another separate trial will rule the so-called illegal financing of the 20-year PP denounced by Bárcenas, who has also accused some leaders, including Rajoy, of receiving black payments.

Last year Ignacio González, former President of the Community of Madrid and member of the PP, was arrested and released on bail. Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, another former president of the region and Rajoy's former justice minister, was also indicted a month ago.

The Gürtel case is based on an alleged conspiracy of the corrupt public water company Canal de Isabel II, chaired by González 2003-2015, dedicated to divert funds through bonuses and commissions in the purchase of businesses in Latin America.

The court concluded that there was "a genuine and effective system of institutional corruption " between the party and a private group and condemned the Rajoy People's Party as a "for-profit participant" in illegally obtained funds via mayors of training, to repay € 250,000.

Major maneuvers are continuing on the Spanish political scene.

The motion of censure tabled by the Socialist Party (PSOE) of Pedro Sanchez, the main opposition force, is taken seriously in Madrid, at one year of regional, municipal and European elections and two years of legislative elections.

The PSOE would like to "govern the time it considers appropriate and then call elections" after "a few months," said Saturday one of its spokesmen, the former Minister of Culture Carmen Calvo.The PSOE has already received the support of the radical left of Podemos but must convince the Catalan separatists and the Basque nationalists or the liberals of Ciudadanos. Their president Andoni Ortuzar of Ciudadanos has of course the call of the foot but wonders if this "approach is serious and viable or if it obeys only electoral interests". , Hence the idea of ​​a "neutral" candidate .

For the moment, the leader of the Spanish left, Pedro Sanchez, is struggling to gather the 176 votes needed in Congress to overthrow the government.

The coordinator of the PP, Fernando Martinez-Maillo, has meanwhile judged that Pedro Sanchez "will go down in history as the Judas of Spanish politics , " accusing the Socialists of wanting to come to power with the support "of the separatists who want destroy Spain ".

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Italy plunges again into the most total uncertainty, Sunday, May 27, Conte renouncing to become prime minister.

The name Giuseppe Conte, an academic unknown to the general public, had been proposed by the 5-star Movement and the League, the two parties that came first in the last legislative elections. But Giuseppe Conte, tipped for the post, gave up being appointed prime minister.

Indeed the discussions stumbled in particular on the identity of the future Minister of Finance Paolo Savona, 81 years old and Europhobic said the head of state did not accept in the proposed government.

"I told Mr. Conte that I will pay special attention to certain departments. He gave me a list that I accepted in all respects, except for the choice of the Minister of the Economy. In my role as guarantor, I could not accept a choice that could have led to the exit of Italy from the euro and provoke the concerns of Italian and foreign investors. Said the head of state.

"Appointed Council President Giuseppe Conte has handed over his mandate to President Mattarella," Secretary General Ugo Zampetti said after an interview between the two men.

Professor Conte meanwhile announced his departure soberly.

"I can assure you that I have provided the maximum effort and attention to carry out this task and to have done so in a climate of full collaboration with the leaders of the political forces who have appointed me" , Giuseppe Conte told the press.

Sergio Mattarella, for his part, reaffirmed that he had acted in the full exercise of his constitutional prerogatives.

This refusal scandalized Matteo Salvini, the boss of the League (extreme right), who, with Luigi Di Maio, leader of the Five Stars Movement (M5S, antisystem), had brought Giuseppe Conte to the presidency of the Council.

For his part, Luigi Di Maio issued an ultimatum: "Or we loop now (the negotiations), or everything jumps." And has clearly announced wanting the dismissal of the president, Sergio Mattarella.

But commentators are worried about the reaction of markets Monday morning to the resumption of activity. Speculative attacks have already caused last week a sharp rise in the spread.

It is therefore a question of acting quickly. That is why the President of the Republic could now appoint a new Prime Minister to head a technical government and not organize new elections as claimed by Matteo Salvini, the boss of the League (far right), and Luigi Di Maio , leader of the Five Star Movement.

Also in the perspective of the reopening of financial markets Monday Sergio Mattarella announced on Sunday evening the convocation of Carlo Cottarelli, a 64-year-old economist, former senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) nicknamed "Mr Ciseaux" , incarnation of budget austerity

He should instruct him to form a "neutral" government capable of running the day-to-day business if he does not get the confidence of Parliament.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



More than 3.5 million voters in this country with a strong Catholic tradition were asked to vote on this Irish legislation, one of the most restrictive in Europe, with Northern Ireland and Malta.

Ireland voted overwhelmingly in a referendum on Friday to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion.

Reiterating his call to vote for the "yes" , the head of the Irish government said that "since the introduction of the eighth amendment in the Constitution, 170,000 women have gone abroad to abort".

The yes largely won with 68% of the votes against 32% for no.

The 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution prohibited abortion in the name of the right to life of the "unborn child" .

The law permitted abortion only in the event of danger to the mother's life, so that tens of thousands of women were forced to abort abroad.

The victory of the yes reflects the decline of the influence of the Church, once so powerful but today eroded by economic and social upheavals. The religious institution also pays the price of pedophile cases involving priests.

The consultation comes three years after the legalization, also by referendum, of same-sex marriage in Ireland .

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It's time for Emmanuel Macron to rebalance diplomacy. After his visit to the United States, ostentatious signs of a French-American friendship with no results for France, the head of state to go this Thursday, May 24 in St. Petersburg to meet Vladimir Putin, re-elected for a 4th term.

In the city of Peter the Great, the former Leningrad returned to St. Petersburg at the fall of the USSR in 1991, he will meet the master of the Kremlin in the palace Constantine, summer residence of the former Tsar. The strength of the symbol will not escape anyone ...

The Skripal affair and the French strikes against Syria, a great ally of Moscow, has somewhat distorted bilateral relations but Emmanuel Macron aims to renew dialogue with this great country.

"I want a strategic and historical dialogue with Vladimir Putin, to tie Russia to Europe and not let it fall back on itself," said Emmanuel Macron in the Sunday newspaper, May 6 ..

Indeed hot topics about the Iranian nuclear, Syria or incidentally Crimea do not miss the fact that France is currently a driving force within Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is politically weakened as British Prime Minister Theresa May gets bogged down in Brexit and Donald Trump is still more unilateralist.

While the President of the Republic seeks by all means to safeguard the Iranian agreement, the solutions are now in the East. Paris and Moscow share "the same appreciation on the subject," said the Elysee hoping that the meeting on Thursday will benefit a rescue treaty denounced by Donald Trump.

Especially as a Europe-China-Russia coalition is set up to contest the economic sanctions that Washington intends to impose. Paris therefore relies on Russia's proximity with Iran to try to convince the leaders of Tehran not to withdraw in turn. And to agree to mention the other topics that anger the international community, the ballistic program and the destabilizing action of the Iranian thrust in the Middle East.

Another burning issue is the war in Syria and the necessary relaunch of the peace process. It is about finding a way out in a complex and dangerous Syrian crisis before it turns into a regional crisis, "with escalating danger of escalation". The hope of finding a solution is reborn to the extent that Western diplomats are more discreet on the issue of maintaining Bashar al-Assad.

Remains Crimea, annexed by Russia in March 2014 and the Minsk Accords, but Vladimir Putin has already inaugurated last week the 19-kilometer bridge between Crimea and Russia.

"We have a lot of disagreements with Russia, but we also have interests," says Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

"It is not a matter of establishing an equivalence between the United States and Russia, but of creating the conditions for multilateralism, which both parties have to benefit from," the Elysee relativizes.

No one, however, is too illusions in the entourage of Emmanuel Macron on the results of this Russian trip.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



In his book to be published on May 24, 2018, Christian Eckert, the former secretary of state in charge of the budget, who witnessed the political rise of Emmanuel Macron, reveals how the Macron couple used the Bercy premises and the office of the Minister of Economy and Finance (and its associated services) to prepare for the launch of "En Marche".

The information had already been mentioned in 2017 in the book "In the Inferno of Bercy" . But this time, Christian Eckert pushes the nail and provides details.

Emmanuel Macron being described as a deceiver, manipulator some, for prudence, have already claimed that the written press would not disclose this case.

We decided to take up the challenge!

We have not resisted the link that the World has just offered to its readers on a related subject. The evening newspaper has just revealed that the Court of Auditors should make public, on May 23, its next report on the budget.

May 23, you have certainly noted, is the eve of May 24 ... date of publication of the book by Christian Eckert

Troubling coincidence?

The report of the Court of Auditors should go back on the promises of the executive to lower public spending while at the same time Matignon is slow to schedule the official handover of the CAP 22 Report which should reveal the broad lines of the reform of the state.

According to some indiscretions, the Court of Accounts would finally be no more tender in this relationship with the new world than it had been with the former, the change of majority did not prevent further increases in expenditure of different ministries, increase in 2017 totaled 10.6 billion euros ...

Old world! New world ! We want to say that there is nothing abnormal in this continuity because remember, Emmanuel Macron was Deputy Secretary General of the Elysee from May 2012 to June 2014, to become Minister of Economy and Trade. Finance from August 2014 to August 2016.

This is why the testimony of a man like Christian Eckert, whose office in Bercy was a few steps from that of Emmanuel Macaron can not fail to challenge, as the rage that has obviously been living since "his sinister experience" in the unprecedented dive of Bercy that he describes in his book with the evocative title "A minister should not say that".

And we learn beautiful : "At Bercy, I saw from inside the machine start. I was at the epicenter of an internal war between public finances and private interests. The state has lost ground and parts of its most sustainable income. My office neighbor, Emmanuel Macron was always there in the shadows, to exercise his influence. Christian Eckert reveals in his book the unmentionable secrets of the transfer of the Minister of Economy and Finance as a presidential candidate. Double game of the future president, socialist compromises, dangerous games lobbies, conflict of interest, galloping privatizations, twisted moves, the book develops a criticism in rule of the president of the rich who did not hesitate and will not hesitate to sacrifice the State jewelry for the benefit of finance.

Beyond the double game of Emmanuel Macron, the couple Macron appears as a diabolical couple, which we can not really discern who is the most demonic and the most upstart of the two.

He, Mannus Macronus Primus, recent holder of the Prix Charlemagne, even if it had opened schools in the countryside, he closes today!

She, the little hand in witchcraft, all attached to the satisfaction of the pleasures of the king but also small or high works necessary to come to power!

Christian Eckert recalls in his book that Bercy Emmanuel Macron benefited from a plethoric and expensive cabinet: "he was leaving advisors everywhere, while his wife, Brigitte organized receptions all the time at the expense of the ministry.

But this is not the first time that Bercy and his successive tenants arouse murderous comments.

In January 2018, in an article in "Le Point" magazine, Jean Nouaillac described the extraordinary situation of Bercy, which he described as the Empire of Evil, (the title of his latest book) the citadel of all abuse from which nothing filters: Bercy!

A huge barracks where senior officials are responsible for enacting and monitoring state spending, but where there is opacity, passive bribery, undisclosed financial advantages not declared to the tax authorities, various abuses. In short! A bunker in which people from another world live in a feeling of invulnerability and all power, those given by Satan to his demons ... (Emmanuel Macron was also Inspector of Finance in Bercy).

Macronism infiltrating all strata of society we have the right not only to be outraged by these revelations but also to be afraid of the shifts in power established since his election by the new President of the Republic.

Supported by Desdemone / Brigitte (1), Emmanuel Macron / Faust (2) really begins to be perceived by the French as the man of the political fric-frac, the man of the passwords, came to power to enrich the very rich by always paying more to the poorest

(1) Desdemona: the heretic witch in Shakespeare's Othello

(2) Faust: Faust / Goethe's devil who brings disenchantment to the world.

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Finally, the European Union Court confirmed on Thursday the use restrictions imposed in 2013 on three neonicotinoids, which were challenged by manufacturers Bayer and Syngenta.

These insecticides are considered harmful to bees.

The three substances, clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid, are now banned on all field crops and not only on greenhouse crops.

In 2013, the EU initially imposed usage restrictions.

The two giants of pesticides whose products were directly concerned, the Swiss Syngenta and the German Bayer, sought the annulment of this decision, the first also claiming compensation of at least 368 million euros.

But Bayer and Syngenta were thankfully dismissed.

. The General Court rejected "in their entirety" the actions of Bayer and Syngenta. It is based on studies that raised "concerns" about the conditions for approval of neonicotinoids, while the EU had bee protection rules to safeguard their role as pollinators for flora and arable crops .

A first evaluation of the EFSA, the European Food Safety Agency, triggered the first restrictions in 2013. 

The agency, located in Parma, then consolidate the harmfulness and therefore the willingness of Brussels to expand the ban.

"The risks identified by the EFSA justified the conclusion that the three substances in question no longer met the criteria for approval," explains the Tribunal in a statement. The precautionary principle also allowed action in this case, he adds.

On the other hand, the General Court of the European Union has canceled the restrictions on the use of Fipronil, an insecticide marketed by BASF. Indeed, no relevant evaluation of the consequences of its decision has been carried out by the European Commission

For BASF, if the products contained in Fipronil

"were used correctly, they did not pose a risk to humans, animals or the environment" even though the German firm recognized an increase in the bee mortality rate in many cases. European countries including France and Germany.

But for the company this phenomenon could have several causes such as infections or a shortage of flowering horticultural surfaces.

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The leaders of the 5-star movement and the League, Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, meet. They must decide on six points still contentious.

Indeed entered Thursday in the final straight before the formation of the first antisystem government in a founding country of the EU the leaders of the 5-star Movement and the League, Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, are gathered again for the last arbitrations and for the profile and name of the future head of government.

As for the future President of the Council, Mr. Di Maio only mentioned "a political figure who will be chosen by both forces and will have a well-defined mandate" .

On Wednesday evening the two parties announced the drafting of a "contract for the government of change" in 22 points and 40 pages submitted to the two leaders. But six points remain to be debated.

Several drafts of their joint program have leaked in recent days in the press, officials consistently assert that the published were "outdated".

Thus the possibility of an "Italexit" was swept away in the latest versions of the government program published Thursday by the Italian media. Exit also the request to erase some 250 billion euros of Italian public debt held by the European Central Bank.

On the other hand, a flat tax , an income tax reduced to 15 and 20%, a citizenship income, promise of the M5S which contributed to its success in the south of the country, and a pension reform easing current conditions , are always on the agenda.

Anyway the two parties promised that the program would be submitted to vote activists of both formations, on the internet for the M5S and on Saturday and Sunday stands for the League.

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Belgian justice has decided. She said no to the execution of new European arrest warrants issued by Spain in March against three former members of the Catalan executive led by Carles Puigdemont

These former exile ministers exiled in Belgium, Meritxell Serret, Anton Comin and Lluis Puig, will not be given to Spain because these European mandates (MAE) are "irregular" , justified the Dutch-speaking court in Brussels.

"The surrender procedure was therefore declared moot," the prosecutor's office said in a separate statement.

"The council chamber shares the opinion of the prosecutor and the defense that there are no valid national arrest warrants corresponding to the content of European arrest warrants , " the court said in a statement.

At the end of October 2017, four former regional ministers had gone into exile in Belgium with their deposed president Carles Puigdemont, prosecuted for "rebellion" . The latter is now under judicial supervision in Germany.

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has been released after paying bail to the German courts.

And one of the four ministers, Clara Ponsati, left Belgium for Scotland where she teaches at the university on parole.

The three former Catalan leaders surrendered on April 5 to the Belgian authorities. After being heard by an investigating judge, they had been released, under conditions,.

Anton Comin, a former regional health minister, has been on trial for "rebellion" in Spain, expressing his "great satisfaction" on Wednesday to journalists after the hearing.

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Moscou spent $ 3 billion on the megastructure to meet both practical and geopolitical needs.

Ten thousand workers would take turns building the 19-kilometer long bridge, supposed to be used by 40,000 cars and about 50 trains each day.

These are two separate bridges, one accommodating a free 2 x 2 lane freeway, the other two railroad tracks.

The megastructure crossing the island of Touzla, represented a real challenge of engineering. Seismic activity is active around the Kerch Strait, which is also home to archaeological relics and World War II mines. In winter, blocks of ice from the Azov Sea also pose a risk. for the pillars.

In addition, the building must allow ships to pass the Strait, the only access road to the Azov Sea. But all its constraints have been taken into account by the main contractors.

These specifications were entrusted to Arkadi Rotenberg, oligarch and close friend of the president, with whom he practices judo since childhood who has already played an important role in the preparation of the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.

The dual purpose of this bridge:

It is first of all to open up the annexed territory, because it is no longer a question of supplying the peninsula from Ukraine as was the case before. In other words, the peninsula was until today an island on which its two million inhabitants live, for the transport of goods and people, thanks to maritime and air links.

But the goal of this bridge is also to open the Crimea to Russian tourists who will be able to go even more and with their vehicles. Tourism is "considered" by the Russian authorities as one of the axes of development of the peninsula.

A few days before his re-election as president, Putin had demanded that the bridge be ready by May, "so that people can enjoy it during the summer season . " Bringing tourists back to the peninsula is a big challenge for the Kremlin.

Four years after an annexation considered illegal by Ukraine and by Western countries, the Crimean peninsula is de facto attached to Russia.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld





The Parliament of Catalonia on Monday elected Quim Torra, the pro-independence candidate, to the post of president of the Generalitat.

The candidacy of Quim Torra, 55, was proposed Thursday by the deposed president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont.

On Saturday, he failed to win an absolute majority of 68 out of 135 votes in a first round of voting. On this second round, Monday, he needed only a relative majority. Torra won 66 votes in favor, 65 against and four abstentions.

For the opposition, there is no doubt that it will only be "the puppet" of the independentist leader exiled in Germany. Call him President. The Catalan publisher Quim Torra, close to Carles Puigdemont to whom he succeeds to the presidency of Catalonia, is a pure and hard separatist but without experience in politics.

"Long live free Catalonia! "

Elected Monday by the deputies of the parliament of Barcelona, ​​the new Catalan president, Quim Torra, pure-blooded independence, defies Madri. He takes office by posing as an interim and claiming the name of the "legitimate" leader, Carles Puigdemont, while he is waiting for a court decision in Germany to know whether or not he will be returned to Spain to be tried for rebellion after the proclamation of independence last October.

"We will make the Catalan Republic," said the 55-year-old publisher just elected by 66 votes for and 65 against, with the four abstentions of a far-left separatist party Popular Unity candidacy. "We will be faithful to the mandate of the referendum of self-determination of October 1st: to build an independent State, a Republic" , he had promised before the vote

Quim Torra must now form its government, which will automatically lift the tutelage imposed by Madrid on this region of 7.5 million inhabitants when the separatist deputies proclaimed independence on October 27, 2017.

A well-known advocate of sovereignty circles, Quim Torra was elected Monday, May 14 at the head of the Generality by 66 votes against 65. He succeeds Carles Puigdemont.

Quim Torra "is an eminent member of the hard line of independence" , commented Oriol Bartomeus, Professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelon

The Socialist Catalan Party regretted in a statement that the independence bloc has chosen a candidate "with one of the most sectarian profiles." For the mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau, Quim Torra embodies "the most exclusionist and ethnicist nationalism" . ".

A native of the Catalan city of Blanes, on the Costa Brava, Quim Torra made his entry into politics by joining Carles Puigdemont's list for the December 2017 elections when the separatists renewed their majority in seats.

A lawyer by training, he worked for a while in Switzerland before returning to Barcelona to become a publisher and writer. He has published a dozen books on the history of Catalonia and received, in 2009, the Carles Rahola literary prize for an essay on Catalan journalism.

He used his severance pay in 2008 to found a publishing house, A Contra Vent, specializing in the recovery of texts of Catalan journalists from the Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939) and in exile under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco $ Until 2015, he managed the cultural center of Barcelona's El Born district, which relayed nationalist demands. Then he briefly chaired in 2015 the independentist association Omnium Cultural.

The conservative government of Mario Rajoy will judge on the facts

For its part, the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy recalled that he could at any time regain control of the region if Quim Torra violated the Constitution.

In Madrid, the head of government, Mariano Rajoy limits himself to comment that he will judge "on the facts" and that "Catalonia needs a government that respects the law . " Five months after the December regional elections, the inauguration of a new president will finally allow the Catalan institutions to be formally restarted.

But the appearance of normality may stop there given the belligerent remarks of the new president "The question is whether his inflammatory statements will be a mere rhetoric front or if they are the beginning of a new cycle tensions and disobedience, " commented political scientist Pablo Simon, a professor at Carlos III University.

The Catalan business community remains cautious.

In the Catalan business community, the arrival of the new president is welcomed with caution. Does he intend to initiate the realistic turnaround demanded by the main employers' associations on the alert? After a slump that triggered the flight of companies, Catalonia should not be affected at any price by the movement launched by the secessionists.

It is about regaining the lost trust of the circumspect investors who have slowed down their projects in the region with concrete actions!

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



Luigi Di Maio, a young leader of the 5-star Movement, and the head of the League, Matteo Salvini (far right), are to be received Monday at the presidential palace by the head of state, Sergio Mattarella.

They should announce in the day the name of the future Prime Minister present Monday to the President of the Republic details of their government agreement, as well as the name of the president of the Council they have chosen.

Some 70 days after the parliamentary elections, they announced that they were ready to form an anti-system and eurosceptic government. Despite their differences on certain subjects, the two groups would still have found points of convergence to take the lead in the third economy of the zone. euro.

Di Maio said the prime minister would be "a politician and not a technician"

The candidate to lead Italy should be a "third party" not belonging to the League or the M5S. It must also be authoritative internationally and be able to make compatible with Brussels eurosceptic tone of the future executive. Pl. = Several names are quoted by the Italian press: the economist Guido Tabellini, 62, diplomat Elisabetta Belloni, 59, current secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michele Geraci, 50, professor of economics at the New York University of Shanghai, or the president of the Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri, Giampiero Massolo, 63 years old.

The name of the new head of the Italian government has yet to be validated by the head of state, Sergio Mattarella, who could announce his appointment earlier this week. According to the Italian Constitution, the ministers will then be appointed by the president on the proposal of the head of the designated government.

If the details of the government agreement have not yet been made public, the League and the M5S would have agreed on the need to return to a reform gradually delaying the retirement age.

A compromise on a postponement to 2019 of the citizenship income, a strong idea of ​​the M5S, as well as a reconfiguration of the "flat tax" wanted by the League was also found

According to the M5S, this single tax rate of 15% for Italians would weigh too heavily on the public accounts. The most sensitive issue is undoubtedly that of immigration, "the approach of the League being more muscular than that of the M5S" , according to the daily Il Corriere della Sera.

Together, the two formations have a majority of seven votes in the Senate and thirty-two votes in the Chamber of Deputies, and they could count, on a case-by-case basis, the support or at least a benevolent abstention of the partners of the right-wing coalition. , including Forza Italia.

The two parties have in common a rejection of traditional political forces and similar promises in terms of pensions, the fight against immigration or the moralization of political life.

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In the Saturday evening's May 12 th knife attack in Paris and claimed by ISIS, the assailant had French nationality, but was born in Chechnya, the small republic of the Russian Caucasus.

In France, a whole sector was detected, and six men were arrested in 2015. Within Daesh, about 2,000 jihadists are of Chechen origin.

The Caucasian track is not new when it comes to terrorism. Several times already, Chechens have been involved in terrorist attacks or planned terrorist attacks.

These Chechen fighters, because of their military know-how acquired during the two wars vis-a-vis Russia, are particularly respected within the terrorist organization.

This republic of the south Caucasus, mainly Muslim, indeed suffered two wars one after another against Russia, in the 90s, following the declaration of its independence.

At the end of the second Chechen war, while the extremely strong repression allowed Russia to regain control, this led to the flight of a number of combatants, who turned out to be veterans.

These Chechen fighters have gained an aura in Bosnia, Afghanistan, but also in Iraq or Syria

Thus, veterans of these wars joined Daesh, especially in Iraq. In February 2016, FSB leader Alexander Bortnikov, the Russian Intelligence Service, estimated that about 2,000 Russian-speaking fighters in Syria, most of them from the Caucasus. Very present especially in the region of Mosul, they occupied very important positions in the hierarchy of Daesh, in particular in the military branch.

This region became, since the 1990s, an Islamist or even jihadist home is a Muslim republic in Russia, an integral part of the Russian Federation, and previously of the USSR and the Russian Empire since the 16th century.

Today, under the leadership of its very authoritarian president, Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya enjoys a large degree of autonomy.

The 1.4 million inhabitants are overwhelmingly Muslim. Sunni Islam developed in the 8th century. It was only in the 1990s, marked by the two Chechen wars, that Chechnya saw the development of radical Islamism, inspired by Wahhabism and Salafism.

After the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, Chechen separatists declared the independence of what they called Ichkeria. Moscow is opposed to this. This central territory of the Caucasus remains a commercial crossroads to the Middle East, especially Iran. It is also a region rich in oil and natural gas.

Russia intervenes militarily in a murderous war.

But in 1999, the situation deteriorates again, including in a neighboring republic, Dagestan. Vladimir Putin, just appointed prime minister, starts the second war in Chechnya. "We will continue terrorists everywhere (...) if necessary (...) they will be thrown into the toilet," he says.

Since 1994, a strong Islamist or even jihadist movement has developed within the Chechen independence movement. And beyond Chechnya will gangrene the entire Caucasus.

Thus, in 2017, Russia becomes the first country exporting foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State, ahead of Saudi Arabia, Jordan or Tunisia. The organization has 3400 Russians, mostly Chechens

Highlighting his defense of Islam, Ramzan Kadyrov also plays a discreet diplomatic role as mediator with the Sunni countries of the region. Through his Kadyrov Foundation, the strong man of Chechnya has provided $ 14 million for the restoration of the famous Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo. One way, again, to serve Vladimir Putin by participating in Russian soft power in the region, but at the price of Islamism assumed in the Caucasus.

The terrorist killed on Saturday night in Paris after attacking people with knives was Chechen. A community that holds a special place in Daesh, and whose members occupy important positions.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld



A knife attack in the streets of Paris near the Opera Garnier in the 2nd arrondissement.

The author of the stab wounds killed one and four wounded before being killed by the police.

Count two dead and wounded still in the name of Allah!

Two others are seriously injured, including one woman, and two others are slightly injured.

The terrorist shouted "Kill me or I kill you".

The attack took place near the rue Saint-Augustin, known for its many restaurants

"Just before 9 pm, we saw people rushing inside the restaurant screaming that a man was outside with a bloody knife, tells Lawrence ......, sitting in a Japanese establishment with his girlfriend. People were throwing themselves on the floor, panicked. "

"People were throwing themselves on the floor, panicked"

" Five minutes later, there was a second crowd movement. Customers blocked the door of the restaurant, they were afraid that the abuser slipped inside. Then, it calmed down. Outside, even the police seemed a bit lost at first. "

The person who stabbed five people in Paris Saturday night killed one of them by shouting "Allah is great," said the prosecutor, Francois Molins, on the scene.
Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the 2nd arrondissement or tourist area of ​​Paris.
Two of the victims were seriously injured and two others were slightly injured, the police said.

The attacker, whom French President Emmanuel Macron has described as a terrorist, is dead!

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted online.
The Amaq News Agency said that "the person who executed the stab in Paris is a soldier of the Islamic State" .

The statement also said the attacker responded to calls for attack from the anti-ISIS coalition countries.
ISIS has not provided evidence in support of the claim and no authority or security source has yet verified the authenticity of the ISIS claim.

President Emmanuel Macron said "he hailed the courage of the police who neutralized the terrorist" in the knife attack in Paris,

he also said: "France has again paid blood, but will not give an inch to the enemies of freedom" !.

We can also salute the courage and professionalism of the police, which "saved lives", as well as the emergency services that quickly arrived at the scene of the attack and took care of the wounded. within a 10-minute walk of the Paris Opera House, better known as Palais Garnier.

Interior Minister Gérard Collomb "hailed the cold blood and responsiveness of the police forces who neutralized the attacker. My first thoughts are with the victims of this heinous act.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld


Carles Puigdemont has renounced becoming president of Catalonia again. Nearly five months after the 21 December poll, the candidacy of the separatist Quim Torra paves the way for the formation of a regional government.

The separatist leader has however announced since Berlin that his group will present in the coming days, in front of the Catalan Parliament, the candidacy for the presidency of Quim Torra. The latter is publisher and former president of the Omnium cultural association.

Quim Torra, neophyte member of the list Together for Catalonia (JxC), close to Mr. Puigdemont, is the first candidate for the nomination presented since the elections who is neither in prison nor in "exile" nor pursued by the justice.

Mr Torra is expected to obtain in principle the vote of 66 pro-independence right-wing and left-wing deputies (out of 135) while benefiting from the already announced abstention of the four separatist far-left deputies, CUP. He will certainly not be elected in the first round, but he should get a simple majority in the second round.

The Spanish government reacted by recalling in a terse statement that its "obligation is to respect the law".

For the executive, anxious to avoid new regional elections, the possible formation of a government in Catalonia, even independence, is a relief.

Mr Torra, for his part, said he was "honored by the confidence received" by the "legitimate president of Catalonia".

On Thursday morning, Mariano Rajoy assured in a televised interview on Antena 3 that once a Catalan government is formed, it will begin "a process of dialogue, with no other limit than the respect of the law".

Britney Delsey for DayNewsWorld



For Europe, Macron wanted to put pressure on Angela Merkel but to no avail.

Yesterday he received the Charlemagne Prize, and the French President did not fail to plead for a strong Europe

"Do not wait. Let's act now! " He hammered into Angela Merkel's own land in Germany. Difficult for the Franco-German couple to agree on a series of plans to rebuild post-Brexit Europe.

While the French president is keen to endow the eurozone with an investment budget, the German Chancellor on the same subject has shown some measure.

In "I believe in a much more ambitious European budget, in a more integrated euro area, with a budget of its own" , the French head of state who attacked the shyness of Germany for spending and money. 'investment. "In Germany, there can not be a perpetual fetishism for budget surpluses and trade, because they are made at the expense of others," the Chancellor responded to his new government without departing from his calm: " Yes, we have difficult discussions. But we have political cultures and ways of approaching different European subjects, "she diplomatically said in Aachen, the former capital of the Carolingian Empire. Indeed, Germany has already buried its project of supreme minister of finance and a Parliament of the euro zone!

The debate is therefore closed.

On the other hand consensus on the question of the United States and Iran

"Europe must take its destiny itself into its own hands," Angela Merkel pleaded.

The same goes for Emmanuel Macron, who wants to "make Europe a geopolitical power" and "diplomatic" , and which implicitly accuses the US of wanting to dictate their conduct to Europeans, as on the Iranian nuclear.

"If we accept that other great powers, including allies, including friends in the hardest hours of our history, put themselves in a position to decide for us our diplomacy, our security, sometimes by making us run the worst risks. then we are no longer sovereign, " he said. " We have made the choice to build peace in the Near and Middle East, other powers have chosen not to respect their word. Should we give in to the politics of the worst? He added.

On this issue the Franco-German couple is on the multi-system.

Joanne Courbet for DayNewsWorld