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Brexit Party turns its back on EU anthem, as EU appoints 4 new globalists to run show (Video)

Brexit Party turns its back on EU anthem, as EU appoints 4 new globalists to run show (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how European Union leaders have agreed on who should fill the top unelected positions for its main institutions for the next five, years after a marathon summit where Merkel and Macron wrestled for control and influence over the authoritarian union.

Macron won the day, as the existing four neoliberal, globalists in power (and under Merkel’s sway), were replaced by a group of historically incompetent, and ideologically driven neoliberal globalists under the thumb of Macron, and the forces that control the French puppet president.

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Via Aljazeera…


German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was nominated to become the new president of the bloc’s powerful executive arm, the European Commission, one of two women named to top EU posts for the first time.

France’s Christine Lagarde was proposed for the presidency of the European Central Bank, Belgium’s Charles Michel for European Council president, and Spain’s Josep Borrell for EU foreign policy chief.

“The European Council has agreed on the future leadership of the EU institutions,” current European Council President Donald Tusk said.

Lagarde has been the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2011, while Michel became Belgium’s youngest prime minister in 2014.

Commenting on the announcement of two women as nominees for the top EU positions, Tusk told reporters at a press conference following the talks: “I am really happy about it. After all, Europe is a woman.”

Europe takes its name from Europa, a female consort of the god Zeus in Greek mythology.

Reporting from Brussels, Al Jazeera correspondent Nadim Baba said some of the nominations were an attempt to appease all sides of the political spectrum in Europe.

Referring to Von der Leyen, who was Germany’s defence minister for six years, Baba said: “She is a very experienced politician. The contentious point – apart from the fact that she has expressed federalist sentiments in public, which is a no-no for some people in Brussels, and a good thing for others – is that she is from the centre-right, the European People’s Party, she’s a member of Chancellor Merkel’s CDU in Germany.”

Although the nominations finally came through, Tusk clarified it was still “not a done deal”. The nominee choices still need to be debated and ratified by the European Parliament.

‘Too long’

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European leaders suspended their summit on Monday after 20 hours of talks failed to produce a deal on who should get the union’s top jobs.

The development angered French President Emmanuel Macron who said Europe’s indecision was hurting its image abroad.

The inability to find consensus candidates during marathon negotiations that ran through the night reflected the fragmented state of the bloc’s parliament and underlined the problems in reaching a common position on issues from migration to climate change that have grown as the European Union has expanded.

Commenting on the length of the negotiations, Baba said: “[It has taken so long] because the different political factions have been trying to get their people into those jobs.”

One of the main obstacles was the strong objection by Eastern European countries to a deal hatched by France, Germany and Spain to hand the European Commission presidency to Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans.

Timmermans’s nomination was also deeply unpopular with the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament, which argued it should hold the commission presidency as it has the most legislators in parliament.

“The prospect of Frans Timmermans getting the presidency of the European Commission did worry a lot of Eastern European states like Poland and Hungry,” explained Baba.

“We are hearing from Donald Tusk that for the European parliament’s presidency, for the first two and a half years of the next term, the job would go to a member of the socialists and democrats. And for the second half, it would be somebody from the EPP,” he added.

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The criminals are confirmed as being ‘in charge’ – this is tyranny

spike
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they turned their backs because they thought milk shakes were being brought around

Hugh Evans
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Hugh Evans

The only good thing about ignorant neoliberal globalist people being in charge is that they will screw up sooner and better, and thus discredit themselves sooner. Dangerous, but what else can we hope for.

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Black Picard

So are these bureaucrats Rothchild’s new selected administrators for his vast EU territory? Anywho, I wonder if the EU is heading the way of Los Angeles. Let them continue to ignore the grim reality of their parasitic Neoliberal policies. This economic collapse thingy is really escalating in some notable regions of the Outlaw Empire. In fact, alarm bells are fcuking ringing & yet ZOG Amerikan President Dump’s regime is looking to escalate tensions around the planet with Iran, China, Venezuela, Syria…u name it. Exhibit A: Mayor Garcetti Asks for Help With LA’s Homeless Crisis “LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said the… Read more »

Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

Bide your time. It’s coming. America are doing the right thing. Just pray our sides don’t get crazy and over react, instead uniting against America and keeping the out of our affairs of setting our playing fields. When America is truly isolated guess who’ll kick up.

Pride will be the US’s undoing.

Pierre Vaillant
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Pierre Vaillant

Let’s all pray for the Conservative Party to die and die for good…

Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

Not going to happen. It’ll just change (which is also welcome).

M4A MMT
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M4A MMT

Eurobonds doesn’t mean member state taxpayers finance the issuance. When Greece got the bailout, or I should say, when the banks got the bailout, Merkel didn’t go with a hat across Europe to raise cash from households and firms – the ECB simply created the money via keystrokes. Quantitative Easing is not money printing, it’s a swap operation. The ECB purchases assets from the Banks [mortgage backed securities & treasuries] and in return the ECB puts reserves into the Banks. Extra reserves [liquidity] in the system drives the cost of liquidity down, but the Banks’ balance sheets remain the same.… Read more »

JAMES REED
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JAMES REED

Why they hell do they have “elections” when a group of bureaucrats get together and decide who wins?

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

Filling the important positions should not depend on which political party each individual is a member of – rather, importance should be given as to the persons’ capabilities and know-how.

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