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Hungarian PM sees shift to illiberal Christian democracy in 2019 European vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that European parliament elections next year could bring about a shift toward illiberal “Christian democracy” in the European Union that would end the era of multiculturalism. By – Reuters The right-wing nationalist Orban, re-elected in April to a third consecutive term, has spearheaded eastern European resistance to EU moves to have member states ...

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Migrants fuelled EU population increase by 1MILLION as Luxembourg and Sweden have some of the biggest swells

Migration fuelled a population increase of more than 1million across the EU last year, with Britain seeing the sixth largest relative increase. By – David Churchill The rise in numbers across the bloc came despite there being more deaths than births, a report revealed yesterday. The figures show there were around 513.6million people living in the EU’s 28 member states on January 1 this ...

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Confusion over immigration and crime is roiling European politics

AS MAYOR of the small Swedish town of Haparanda, Peter Waara has had his share of problems with refugees and with crime. The first refugees arrived in September 2015 (“the middle of moose-hunting season,” Mr Waara recalls), when Haparanda, which sits on the Finnish border, was deluged by busloads of Syrians and Iraqis who thought Finland would welcome them. They ...

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EU to migrants: Go home and stay home

Capitulating to populist anti-immigration politicians, European Union leaders are pulling up the drawbridge to migrants fleeing war, famine and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. By – Paul Taylor The cries of those drowning in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe were drowned out at the EU summit last week by the sound of the Continent’s leaders washing their hands of the ...

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Orbán: Migrants ‘should not get a single cent’ from EU budget

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview on Friday that he does not support a European Union budget that takes money away from farmers, research and development and regional development, and gives it to countries that take in migrants. By – dailynewshungary Speaking to public radio, Orbán said the EU budget negotiations were expected to take a long time and ...

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EU Poll: Migrant Integration ‘Unsuccessful’, Figure Rises to 73% in Sweden

A European Commission poll has found that a strong majority of people in France, Germany, and Sweden believe the integration of migrants has failed in their country. By – Liam Deacon People in all 28 member states were asked: “Generally speaking, how successful or not is the integration of most immigrants living in [your country].” Overall, across the open borders bloc, 55 ...

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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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