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The Sweden Democrats: calls for ‘Swexit’ referendum

The leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats has pledged his party’s support for a referendum on the Scandinavian country’s membership in the European Union. By – Europe Scroll 4Video “The EU is not the way to cooperate in Europe,” Party chief Jimmie Akesson said on Sveriges Radio, calling for a Brexit-style vote. “My position is that we should renegotiate the terms [of ...

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EU observer in Turkey condemns referendum as ‘neither fair nor free’

Fears the Yes vote in Turkey’s referendum which granted far-reaching new powers to Turkey’s President may have been unfairly influenced in his favour have been heightened by criticism from an EU observer sent as an impartial witness. Via: independent.co.uk Opposition parties are saying the result should be annulled after alleging electoral fraud in Sunday’s referendum, in which 51% of the electorate ...

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Turkey ‘spied’ on pro-Gulen opponents in Germany

German officials acknowledged on Tuesday that they had rebuffed a request by the Turkish government to spy on its opponents in Germany, the latest strain to relations as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey pursues a referendum next month to expand his powers. Via: nytimes.com  Tensions between Turkey and a range of European countries have mounted in recent weeks as the ...

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Erdogan calls on Turkish families in Europe to have five children

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turkey’s citizens in Europe to step up their rates of procreation and have five children each, saying a booming Turkish population would be the best answer to the EU’s “vulgarism, antagonism, and injustice”. Via: telegraph.co.uk  Nearly a week after a diplomatic row between erupted between Holland and Turkey, Mr Erdoğan  continued what has ...

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Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’

A Turkish minister has claimed “holy wars will soon begin” in Europe, in spite of the defeat of far-right leader Geert Wilders in the Netherlands elections. Via: independent.co.uk Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, did not welcome the victory for Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). “Now the election is over in the Netherlands…when you look ...

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Scottish leader demands new independence vote before Brexit

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union have become clearer. Via: reuters.com An independence vote that could rip apart the world’s fifth largest economy just months before Brexit raises the stakes for Prime Minister Theresa May as she ...

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Geert Wilders says FIRST job as PM will be to call EU referendum

The frontrunner said his first announcement as prime minister would be to call a vote on whether to leave the Brussels bloc and follow in Britain’s footsteps. Via: express.co.uk  He said: “The European Union is a political bureaucratic organisation that took away our identity and our national sovereignty. “So, I would get rid of the European Union and be a nation-state ...

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EU criticises Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks

European Union foreign ministers on Monday criticised Turkey’s crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in July but Austria’s call to suspend Ankara’s EU membership bid failed to garner enough backing. As the 28 EU foreign ministers met in Brussels, President Tayyip Erdogan said he was ready to hold a referendum on whether to continue the membership talks ...

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Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through markets and DESTROY Europe

THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent. Analysts believe the outcome of the ballot on constitutional reform could have massive global implications.With many European leaders already coming under severe pressure from anti-EU parties ahead of elections next year the significance of the Italian result is huge.Defeat ...

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Hungary holds referendum on EU mandatory migrant plan

People in Hungary are voting in a referendum on accepting mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants. Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposes plans to relocate a total of 160,000 migrants across the bloc. Under the scheme, announced after last year’s migrant crisis, Hungary would receive 1,294 asylum seekers. Opinion polls suggest strong support for a rejection among those who say ...

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