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EU Vice-President Frans Timmermans: Islam Is Part of Our History, Present, and Future

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted a roundtable with imams from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands. He had a message for them that they doubtlessy welcomed: “The Commission is strongly committed to promoting diversity in Europe. Islam is part of our history, Islam is part of our present and Islam will be part of our future.” By – Robert ...

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Sweden’s pensioners ranked poorest in the Nordic countries

Pensioners in Sweden are currently ranked the most poor throughout the Nordic region according to figures from Eurostat, states Dinapengar.se.  By – Brünnhilde  Sweden also holds the record for the highest number of pensioners living in poverty compared to the average number in the EU. The appalling statistics were revealed by Eurostat statistical institute, which defines poverty as “people with an ...

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Belgium ends Saudi lease of country’s largest mosque over radicalism concerns

The Belgian government has decided to terminate the long-term lease of the country’s largest and oldest mosque to the Saudi royal family, as part of what officials say is an effort to combat radicalization. By –  Michael Birnbaum The move caps a long-running discussion about what to do about the Grand Mosque of Brussels, a sprawling complex in the heart of ...

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Swedenstan: Wave of Immigration CRIME breaks the courts’ budget

Sweden’s courts now require heavily increased funding from the government in order to continue to function as planned. As asylum immigration has prompted the courts to request for new funding. By – Brünnhilde Last year, the costs of Sweden’s courts increased by almost SEK 300 million and eventually totalled at SEK 6.8 billion. The increase in costs is mainly due to ...

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EU piles pressure on internet giants to remove Freedom of speech content

Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies must show the European Union within three months that they are removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. By – Julia Fioretti Several governments, like Sweden, have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content — from material related to groups such ...

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Angela Merkel: ‘No-Go’ Zones Exist in Germany

Angela Merkel has admitted the existence of ‘no-go areas’, where outsiders are afraid to enter, in Germany . By – Virginia Hale In an interview with RTL earlier this week, the acting Chancellor also conceded that the huge influx of third world migrants who arrived after her decision to throw open the border in 2015 has “raised multiple questions”. Merkel said she is ...

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Immigration Sweden style: 3,000 Muslim immigrants arrived by direct flights from Greece

Now Sweden has fulfilled the EU decision that calls for all Member States to receive immigrants from Africa and Syria from camps in Greece and Italy. By – Brünnhilde 3,045 people have arrived in Sweden, the majority of which arrived in the last six months, according to the Migration Board today. The immigrants have been sent by direct flights to Sweden. ...

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Annie Loof: THE European Union is at risk of “falling apart”

Leader of the Centre Party, Annie Loof, said Sweden and other member states should choose where to invest in the EU and Sweden should only participate in the collaboration that the nation thinks fit. By – Laura Mowat  The politician added:“The alternative may be that the EU is falling apart.” She also said “the issue of Britain’s exit and a new ...

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Council of Europe: Sweden must take more immigrants and give them better conditions

“Sweden’s renewed commitment to participate in the relocation of asylum seekers and to increase resettlement are positive signals, but it’s time to lift the restrictions imposed on asylum seekers at the height of the 2015 migration crisis”, says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, in a report released today following his visit to the country in ...

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The European Commission takes a gamble on Poland

POLAND’S quarrels with the European Union are rich and varied. They cover, among other things, refugees, the treatment of media and logging in ancient forests. But it is the Polish government’s systematic assault on the country’s courts that arouses the deepest anxieties in Brussels. By – Economist.com  Today those concerns found their most serious expression yet, when the European Commission, ...

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