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Gilets Jaunes. Act XV. Benalla non sarà presente perché resta in galera.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-22.

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Alexandre Benalla et Vincent Crase restent en prison

«Le référé-liberté d’Alexandre Benalla et Vincent Crase a été rejeté par la cour d’appel de Paris. Ils restent donc en détention provisoire.

L’ancien collaborateur d’Emmanuel Macron, Alexandre Benalla, et son ami Vincent Crase, ex-employé de LREM, ont été maintenus en détention provisoire ce vendredi, la cour d’appel de Paris ayant rejeté leur référé-liberté déposé par leurs avocats, a-t-on appris de source judiciaire.»

Persi i giudici, Mr Macron inizia a vedere l’inizio della fine.

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Mr Macron ha in questo momento molte cose alle quali pensare.

Francia. Il Senato arrostisce Mr Macron a fuoco lento.

«A French Senate commission demanded Wednesday an investigation into three close aides to President Emmanuel Macron after finding “major flaws” in the government’s handling of a scandal involving security aide Alexandre Benalla»

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«The senators accused the three aides, including Macron’s chief of staff, of contradictions in their testimony over the scandal triggered in July by video footage of former security aide Benalla roughing up protesters during a May Day rally»

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Tutto l’entourage di Mr Macron è adesso sotto inchiesta.

Manca solo che salti fuori il nome del mandante: sono sempre più i francesi che ritengono che Mr Macron ben sapesse cosa stavano facendo i suoi fidi scherani.

Ma mica che le cose finiscano qua.

Domani andrà in scena l’Atto XV dei Gilets Jaunes.

La stampa di regime si sgola a dire che sono solo quattro facinorosi, che non contano nulla, che nel numero si trova sempre chi non sia riconoscente a Mr Macron per tutto quello che sta facendo per la Francia.

«But official government numbers reported that 41,500 gilets jaunes still turned out across the country last Saturday, proving that plenty of protesters are still taking to the streets calling for social change»

41,500?? Un po’ pochini a giudicare dalle fotografie e dagli imponenti schieramenti di polizia.

«The local prefecture has asked its citizens not to leave any rubbish or small vehicles such as bikes or scooters on the streets, as they may be set on fire by protesters. Retailers will also shut up shop if the protests turn violent.

In Bordeaux, Lille, Toulouse, and Strasbourg calls for Act XV demonstrations to be organised are also gaining traction on Facebook»

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«And last but not least, Paris will also see another gilet jaunes rally take place at the Champs-Elysées at 11am on Saturday, with 5,000 people already confirming their attendance on Facebook groups entitled “A date to change everything” and “Let nothing go”. A further 17,000 people have marked themselves as “interested” in the event»

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Un regime che si regge sulla continua azione della polizia per reprimere le continue manifestazioni dei patrioti nelle strade e nelle piazze francesi potrebbe ben essere definito con un termine proprio.

Si aspetta con somma pazienza che il Senato finisca di arrostire Mr Macron al calore del fuoco delle manifestazioni dei Gilets Jaunes.

Poi un bel dì vedremo il vagone di Mr Macron avviarsi alla frontiera con biglietto di sola andata.

Sempre che alla fine non finisca sotto processo.


Act XV: What to expect from this Saturday’s ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

With the fifteenth weekend of gilets jaunes action about to get underway, we take a look at what France’s struggling social protest movement is planning for this Saturday.

Over the past few weeks France’s ‘yellow vests’ have faced increasing scrutiny from the general public over violence at their rallies, anti-Semitic messages by some of their supporters, and the seemingly convoluted goals of their leaders.

But official government numbers reported that 41,500 gilets jaunes still turned out across the country last Saturday, proving that plenty of protesters are still taking to the streets calling for social change.

This Saturday, a sizeable “yellow vest” protest is planned in the city of Clermont-Ferrand in central France, with initial estimates pointing to anything between 3,000 and 10,000 protesters.

Authorities in the capital of Puy de Dome department have announced they will keep all public buildings and parks closed for the day and remove all self-service bicycles from their docking stations until Monday.

France’s public rail service SNCF has told travellers that “yellow vest” action should not affect Saturday’s train schedule in Clermont-Ferrand, although extra security officers will be deployed just in case.

“Anticipation, vigilance et fermeté” : présentation avec @olivierbianchi1 du dispositif pour garantir la sécurité de tous pour la manifestation du 23 février à @ClermontFd https://t.co/SoTsqFdPEm pic.twitter.com/DO2PWJXWop

— Préfète du Puy-de-Dôme (@Prefet63) February 21, 2019

The northern city of Rennes in Brittany is also expecting a significant number of protesters on its streets.

“There could be around 3,000 demonstrators, it might get a little messy,” a police source is quoted as saying by regional daily Le Mensuel de Rennes.

Police in the town of Epinal in the northeast of France are on their guard after violence broke out last Saturday, with “yellow vest” Facebook groups labelling the town in Voges as the go-to place for gilets jaunes in the region.

The local prefecture has asked its citizens not to leave any rubbish or small vehicles such as bikes or scooters on the streets, as they may be set on fire by protesters. Retailers will also shut up shop if the protests turn violent.

In Bordeaux, Lille, Toulouse, and Strasbourg calls for Act XV demonstrations to be organised are also gaining traction on Facebook.

And last but not least, Paris will also see another gilet jaunes rally take place at the Champs-Elysées at 11am on Saturday, with 5,000 people already confirming their attendance on Facebook groups entitled “A date to change everything” and “Let nothing go”. A further 17,000 people have marked themselves as “interested” in the event. 

According to a French ministry statement, only 5,000 “yellow vests” protested in the whole of Paris last Saturday, with an official figure of 41,500 turning out across France. 

This is well down on the 282,000 peak at the start of the protests however organizers claim the figure was much higher. 

“We were 15,000, that means the movement is increasing,” Jerome Rodrigues, one of the movement’s better known figures, told AFP at the Paris march.

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Francia. Il Senato arrostisce Mr Macron a fuoco lento.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-22.

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Il Senato francese è eletto a suffragio indiretto, sta in carica sei anni, e va incontro ad elezioni ogni tre anni.

I 346 senatori sono eletti su base dipartimentale dai deputati e senatori, consiglieri regionali, consiglieri dipartimentali e da delegati dei consigli municipali. Questo sistema elettorale provoca uno sbilanciamento politico nella composizione dei senatori, poiché privilegia le zone rurali della Francia, storicamente più a destra delle zone urbane.

Nelle elezioni tenutesi nel 2017 gli elettori erano quindi quelli che rappresentavano il proscenio politico  di almeno tre anni precedenti, quando La République en Marche! non esisteva ancora.

Come risultato, i Les Républicains hanno ottenuto 146 seggi, il partito socialista 78, l’Unione Centrista 51, più altri gruppi minori. I senatori di La République en Marche! sono solo 21, per lo più transfughi.

I Les Républicains odiano di odio viscerale Mr Macron, cui imputano sia la loro sconfitta alle presidenziali, sia il modo vigliacco con cui il loro candidato Fillon è stato massacrata in sede di campagna elettorale.

Nella vita è più importante non avere nemici piuttosto che avere amici: ed il Senato francese nutre verso il Presidente un livoroso rancore.

Anche se costituzionalmente il Senato ha praticamente gli stessi poteri dell’Assemblea Nazionale, è questa ultima che ha un potere dominante nella formazione delle leggi.

Ma il Senato francese opera anche come controllo sull’azione governativa. Potestà che fa valere secondo opportunità.

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France: Macron’s ex-bodyguard detained as Senate report on ‘Benalla affair’ is due

«The French president’s disgraced senior security aide Alexandre Benalla was placed in provisional detention on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day before the release of a long-awaited Senate report on the so-called “Benalla affair”.

Investigative magistrates took the decision after President Emmanuel Macron’s former staffer allegedly broke the conditions of his bail, said lawyer Jacqueline Laffont.

Benalla faces criminal charges after it emerged in July that he roughed up protesters during a May Day demonstration in Paris while wearing a police helmet.

The “Benalla affair” sparked a major scandal for Macron, prompting a wave of accusations from opponents that the presidency covered it up.

Benalla was fired after the revelations, but officials are worried he may since have been profiting from his former insider status.

Reports that he continued to use diplomatic passports long after his dismissal led to claims he lied to a Senate committee investigating the case.

After a seven-month investigation, the committee is due to release its findings on Wednesday, coupled with recommendations to avoid a repeat of the “dysfunctions at the highest level of the state” revealed by the case.

Benalla’s lawyer said she had already launched an appeal against her client’s provisional detention.»

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«A French Senate commission demanded Wednesday an investigation into three close aides to President Emmanuel Macron after finding “major flaws” in the government’s handling of a scandal involving security aide Alexandre Benalla»

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«The senators accused the three aides, including Macron’s chief of staff, of contradictions in their testimony over the scandal triggered in July by video footage of former security aide Benalla roughing up protesters during a May Day rally»

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«Their report suggested that chief of staff Patrick Strzoda, presidency secretary Alexis Kohler and security chief Lionel Lavergne may have “withheld significant truth” during their testimony, notably about the remit of Benalla’s role as security adviser, and called on prosecutors to look into their statements»

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«French justice announced on Wednesday they had opened another probe into by former Macron aide Alexandra Benalla for allegedly obstructing investigations by “concealing evidence”.»

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«French justice announced on Wednesday they had opened another probe into by former Macron aide Alexandra Benalla for allegedly obstructing investigations by “concealing evidence”»

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«Benalla, who was already facing criminal charges, was placed in detention on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the conditions of his bail»

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«What happened on May Day now appears to be the tip of the ice»

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«There is no doubt that the indirect relationship between a Russian oligarch and a close aide of the president, who is directly involved in the presidency’s security … would compromise the head of state’s security and, further still, the nation’s interests»

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«Lying to parliament under oath is punishable by up to five years in prison»

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«The commission found Benalla had eight passports, four of them personal and four of them either issued for work or on diplomatic grounds»

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Bene.

Benissimo.

Lentamente ma inesorabilmente il cerchio inizia a restringersi attorno all’élite dell’Eliseo.

Poi, al momento opportuno, sarà il turno del mandante, ossia del Presidente Macron.

Nota.

Gli allibratori di Londra hanno iniziato a tener scommesse su quanto tempo ancora Mr Macron resterà presidente della Francia.


France 24. 2019-02-21. Macron aides grilled in scathing Senate report on ‘Benalla affair’

A French Senate commission demanded Wednesday an investigation into three close aides to President Emmanuel Macron after finding “major flaws” in the government’s handling of a scandal involving security aide Alexandre Benalla.

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The senators accused the three aides, including Macron’s chief of staff, of contradictions in their testimony over the scandal triggered in July by video footage of former security aide Benalla roughing up protesters during a May Day rally.

Their report suggested that chief of staff Patrick Strzoda, presidency secretary Alexis Kohler and security chief Lionel Lavergne may have “withheld significant truth” during their testimony, notably about the remit of Benalla’s role as security adviser, and called on prosecutors to look into their statements.

The senate’s investigative committee also said it had reason to believe Benalla may have lied to them under oath.

‘Concealing evidence’

French justice announced on Wednesday they had opened another probe into by former Macron aide Alexandra Benalla for allegedly obstructing investigations by “concealing evidence”.

Benalla, who was already facing criminal charges, was placed in detention on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the conditions of his bail, his lawyer Jacqueline Laffont said.

“What happened on May Day now appears to be the tip of the iceberg,” Philippe Bas, a senator from the opposition centre-right Les Républicains party and head of the investigative committee, told reporters.

The committee said Benalla also appeared to have misled senators over his alleged link to a contract between Russian billionaire Iskander Makhmudov and a French security firm, which was revealed by investigative website Mediapart.

There was evidence, the senators said, that Macron’s security and France’s national interests had been put at risk.

“There is no doubt that the indirect relationship between a Russian oligarch and a close aide of the president, who is directly involved in the presidency’s security … would compromise the head of state’s security and, further still, the nation’s interests,” the report read.

The committee recommended that Benalla be prosecuted for perjury during the investigation.

Lying to parliament under oath is punishable by up to five years in prison and a €75,000 fine in France.

French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said on Wednesday Macron’s office would reply in due course to the “many untrue elements” in the senate’s findings.

Accusations of presidential cover up

The “Benalla affair” sparked a major scandal for Macron, prompting a wave of accusations from opponents that the presidency covered it up.

The former top security aide was fired after the revelations, but officials are worried he may since have been profiting from his former insider status.

Those concerns were heightened late last year when it emerged that he had continued to use diplomatic passports long after his dismissal. The commission found Benalla had eight passports, four of them personal and four of them either issued for work or on diplomatic grounds.

Benalla’s lawyer said she has launched an appeal against her client’s provisional detention.

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Juncker vorrebbe cacciare Mr Orban dal Ppe. Mr Juncker crede di essere ….

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-21.

Dosso Dossi. La zuffa. Galleria Estense. Modena

Dosso Dossi. La zuffa. Galleria Estense. Modena.


Despota, da δεσπότης, indicava nell’antica Grecia il padrone di casa, che esercitava potestà su persone e cose. Poi, con il tempo, indicò la caratteristica divina. Manco a dirlo, in breve se ne impossessarono i potenti, che molto umilmente ritenevano di essere soltanto Dio: iniziarono gli Imperatori d’Oriente, poi le loro famiglie, ed infine nobili e nobilastri. Da ultimi, i Dogi veneziani: ma questi contavano per davvero ed avevano anche dei caratterini che te li raccomando.

Caratteristica tipica del despota è quello che ritiene di avere una potestà assoluta, che pretende di essere immediatamente obbedita. Con quanti non obbedissero ne nasceva una questione personale, che terminava con la morte tormentosa del ribelle.

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Mr Juncker è la classica personificazione attuale del despota, con la variante che conta oramai poco o nulla: da maggio poi dovrebbe semplicemente scomparire.

Questa è una realtà molto dolorosa per il misero Mr Juncker: dover constatare quanto la sua imperiosa volontà sia disattesa. Ecco che scatta il meccanismo che fa provare ai superbi già su questa terra quello che sarà uno dei principali tormenti in quello che sarà poi il loro definitivo  inferno futuro: la livorosa rabbia impotente.

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«European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz party should leave the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament (EP).»

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«Against lies there’s not much you can do …. They didn’t vote for me in the European Parliament ….»

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«The far right didn’t either. I remember Ms. Le Pen, she said: ‘I’m not voting for you.’ I said: ‘I don’t want your vote.’ There are certain votes you just don’t want»

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«The Juncker-Soros campaign was a “ludicrous conspiracy theory”, an EU commission spokesperson also said in Brussels earlier on Tuesday»

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«There is no way we are going to campaign with them overshadowing what we want to do for Europe. The time of Fidesz in the EPP is up»

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«I strongly denounce Hungary’s attacks and baseless conspiracies against president Juncker»

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Quanto sopra è l’opinione di Mr Juncker.

Ma Mr Juncker è un fu-despota: ci sono anche gli altri. Già: gli altri. I conti si fanno con l’oste.

«The EPP needs the MEPs that Fidesz can deliver in the European elections, in which it is polling to lose dozens of seats to populist and nationalist parties»

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«The EPP’s leader, Manfred Weber, also needs the Hungarian prime minister’s support to become the next president of the EU commission»

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«Weber kept silent on Tuesday, but Juncker said he ought to ask himself “if I need this [Orban’s] voice” in the EPP»

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«He is also popular with EPP parties in Croatia and Slovenia, with the Bavarian CSU party in Germany and with Italy’s Forza Italia»

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«Some EPP officials also draw parallels with Brexit as a reason to keep him in the fold.»

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Staremo a vedere quanto potere sia rimasto a Mr Juncker, ma i silenzi di Herr Weber dovrebbero essere significativi. Poco o nulla.

Bene. Lasciamo Mr Juncker a crogiolarsi nel calderone del suo odio: nessuno sa più cosa farsene di lui, e questa è un’altra severa punizione per i superbi. La gente li ignora.


EU Observer. 2019-02-20. Juncker: Orban should leave Europe’s centre-right

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz party should leave the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament (EP).

“Against lies there’s not much you can do,” Juncker was quoted as saying by the Reuters news agency, adding that he had called for Fidesz’s expulsion from the EPP.

“They didn’t vote for me in the European Parliament,” he said in Stuttgart, Germany, in a speech.

“The far right didn’t either. I remember Ms. Le Pen, she said: ‘I’m not voting for you.’ I said: ‘I don’t want your vote.’ There are certain votes you just don’t want,” Juncker said, referring to the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

His sharp comments came after Orban’s government unveiled a new campaign accusing Juncker of collaborating with US billionaire George Soros in flooding Europe with migrants.

The Juncker-Soros campaign was a “ludicrous conspiracy theory”, an EU commission spokesperson also said in Brussels earlier on Tuesday.

The dispute comes amid long-standing EU concerns over Orban’s abuse of rule of law and democracy at home.

The EPP group, which dominates the EP, the commission, and the EU Council has shielded him to an extent.

But EPP deputies, last year, voted to trigger a sanctions procedure against Hungary, prompting a debate within the group on whether Fidesz ought to be expelled.

That debate flared up on Tuesday, with Frank Engel, a centre-right MEP from Juncker’s home country, Luxembourg, also calling the Juncker-Soros campaign a “last straw”.

“There is no way we are going to campaign with them overshadowing what we want to do for Europe. The time of Fidesz in the EPP is up,” he said in a post on Facebook.

The EPP’s French president, Joseph Daul, called the campaign “deceitful, misleading”.

“I strongly denounce Hungary’s attacks and baseless conspiracies against president Juncker,” he added.

Daul, who amicably calls Orban the party’s “enfant terrible”, did not indicate he would support expelling Fidesz from EPP.

Frans Timmermans, Juncker’s deputy, who hails from the centre-left Socialist & Democrats (S&D) group, also weighed in after a meeting of EU affairs ministers who, among other things, discussed concerns over the rule of law in Poland and Hungary.

EU ministers had met on Tuesday to discuss the threat of anti-EU disinformation, he noted.

But on the “the same day the council [of member states] discussed the collective fight on disinformation, we also saw, on an official government website, a picture of the commission president with a private individual, alleging all sorts of things that have nothing to do with reality,” Timmermans said.

“It would be a good joke, if it wasn’t so serious,” he added.

For its part, Hungary protested during the meeting that Timmermans, being the lead candidate for the Socialists in the European elections, leads the criticism and assessment of Hungary’s adherence to EU rules.

According to EPP rules, seven parties from five member states are needed to trigger a procedure to expel Fidesz.

But so far, only one party, Finland’s National Coalition Party, has indicated it might be willing to enter into talks on doing so.

The EPP needs the MEPs that Fidesz can deliver in the European elections, in which it is polling to lose dozens of seats to populist and nationalist parties.

The EPP’s leader, Manfred Weber, also needs the Hungarian prime minister’s support to become the next president of the EU commission.

Weber kept silent on Tuesday, but Juncker said he ought to ask himself “if I need this [Orban’s] voice” in the EPP.

The 64-year old Juncker, who also served as Luxembourg’s prime minister for 18 years, is on his way out of politics.

But the 55-year old Orban aims to stay and has made no secret of the fact he wants to push the EPP to the right.

He is also popular with EPP parties in Croatia and Slovenia, with the Bavarian CSU party in Germany and with Italy’s Forza Italia.

Some EPP officials also draw parallels with Brexit as a reason to keep him in the fold.

Orban’s departure would recall the then British prime minster, David Cameron’s decision to pull his Conservative party out of the EPP, which set the ball rolling on Britain’s EU exit, EPP officials have said.

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Germania. Costo dei sogni. Deutsche Post quadruplica le tariffe.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-21.

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«The Universal Postal Union, which represents 192 member countries, recommended an increase in the costs for sending goods via a letter»

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«Postage costs to increase by ‘up to 400 percent’»

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«Small goods, such as CDs and DVDs, can no longer be sent as ordinary mail – while standard costs for cards, letters and postcards are expected to rise by five to ten cents on April 1st»

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«The cost of the standard postage stamp is expected to increase from the current 70 cents by either five or ten cents»

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«Letters sent abroad through Deutsche Post will furthermore only be able to contain documents»

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«If they contain goods such as CDs or DVDs, they need to be sent as a package with Deutsche Post subsidy DHL, which could result in a cost increase of up to 400 percent»

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«There are also significant increases depending on the country in question. Costs to send packages to the US have increased considerably, with small packages now four times more expensive than they previously were, or €15.89»

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«the price increases have been encouraged at an EU level»

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La Germania di Frau Merkel sta lanciandosi nella costosissima operazione di chiudere le miniere di carbone ed ottenere energia elettrica dalle fonti alternative.

La fame di denaro della Repubblica Federale sta diventando proverbiale, ed ovunque sia possibile si cerca di aumentare le entrate.

Poi, siccome quanto detto non avrebbe dovuto essere possibile da dirsi, si cerca una qualche scusa. Tra queste la più accreditata sarebbe questa:

«the price increases have been encouraged at an EU level»

Europa è bella se tutti i paesi membri finanziano i progetti tedeschi.

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Nel 1945 i tedeschi sopravvissuti toccarono con mano dove avesse portato la ricerca di realizzare ad ogni costo la propria ideologia: i soldati dell’Armata Rossa furono ottimi insegnanti, anche se gli alleati non scherzarono affatto.

Adesso i tedeschi ci stanno riprovando.

A ben pensarci, è indifferente quello che sia il loro credo momentaneo: i tedeschi devono ideologizzare qualcosa per avere uno scopo di vita. Saranno degli ottimi mussulmani integralisti.


The Local. 2019-02-14. Deutsche Post: Postage costs to increase by ‘up to 400 percent’

Small goods, such as CDs and DVDs, can no longer be sent as ordinary mail – while standard costs for cards, letters and postcards are expected to rise by five to ten cents on April 1st.

Back in the closing days of last year, The Local brought you a list of everything that was set to change in Germany in 2019. 

While postal cost increases were not on the list, for anyone familiar with the German postage system further increases can only be assumed. As reported by Die Welt, the only way for German postage prices is up.

Only one month after the last cost increase – the cost for a package under five kilograms went up by 50 cents on January 1st – prices are set to rise again come April.

The cost of the standard postage stamp is expected to increase from the current 70 cents by either five or ten cents, Authorities have not yet announced an exact amount.

Package prices going up

Letters sent abroad through Deutsche Post will furthermore only be able to contain documents.

If they contain goods such as CDs or DVDs, they need to be sent as a package with Deutsche Post subsidy DHL, which could result in a cost increase of up to 400 percent, reported Die Welt.

In 2018, it was possible to send a letter containing a DVD as a so-called Großbrief for €3.70, regardless of the destination country, while now such packages

There are also significant increases depending on the country in question. Costs to send packages to the US have increased considerably, with small packages now four times more expensive than they previously were, or €15.89.

Consequences of the increase

As has been reported by Welt, a consequence of the prices going up could be that people in Germany will end up keeping more unwanted goods they’ve ordered online – as the cost to return goods to China, the US and elsewhere abroad will be higher than the amount they originally spent on them. 

Deutsche Post says the price increase is necessary to keep up with costs. The Universal Postal Union, which represents 192 member countries, recommended an increase in the costs for sending goods via a letter. 

Not everyone is so happy with the decision. “Deutsche Post did not adequately communicate this new regulation and, in my opinion, deliberately hid it on its website,” said Steffen Persiel, who runs the Paketda.de information portal which compares parcel senders.

The portal Campact.de has furthermore launched a petition against the price increases and collected several thousand signatures.

More packages being sent abroad

More and more goods being sent from abroad has also increased the costs locally. It is estimated that in 2018, more than 100 million small packages were sent from outside the EU to Germany last year.

Although the price increases have been encouraged at an EU level, there are several other member countries who have so far indicated they will not be following suit.

Austria, Italy, Poland and Spain are among the countries who will not be complying, while the United Kingdom has also indicated it will continue to allow small goods to be sent by letter. 

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Populisti lebbrosi, benedite Frau Merkel. Ost-Cdu la dichiara ‘persona non grata’.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-20.

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Sinceramente, non siamo affatto di accordo con coloro che riversano su Frau Merkel ogni sorta di maledizione ed improperio.

Si dovrebbe sempre, a nostro sommesso parere, distinguere cosa sia Frau Merkel in sé e per se, dagli effetti che sono scaturiti dalla sua presenza e dal suo comportamento.

Se di per sé Frau Merkel soddisfa pienamente tutte le caratteristiche della persona posseduta dal demonio, basterebbe solo pensare alla sua ostinazione nell’odio rancoroso e la sua brama di potere, d’altro canto per l’eterogenesi dei fini le si deve riconoscere l’indubbio merito di aver scatenato la devoluzione dell’ideologia liberal socialista e di stare portando la Germania e l’Unione Europea allo sfacelo.

Senza Frau Merkel non avrebbero potuto nascere, crescere e prosperare in Europa i movimenti identitari e sovranisti, ossia proprio quei movimenti che stanno sconvolgendo il quadro politico continentale e per incrinare alla base lo strapotere di Bruxelles sul Popolo sovrano.

Se al posto di Frau Merkel, e del suo degno sodale Mr Macron, vi fossero stati statisti di razza l’Europa mai avrebbe avuto la possibilità di scuotersi dal loro giogo. Un personaggio del livello di Lenin avrebbe costituito la repubblica socialista europea senza colpo ferire.

Si ringrazi quindi la Divina Provvidenza che ha mandato un personaggio del genere. Certo, se ne sarebbe stato fatto volentieri a meno, ma la libertà ce la si conquista con sangue e sudore.

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Ciliegina sulla torta è stata la pensata di non concorrere per la presidenza del partito pur continuando a mantenere la carica di cancelliera.

Se sicuramente così facendo Frau Merkel ha soddisfatto il proprio superego ipertrofico, altrettanto sicuramente ha prolungato lo stato paludoso della situazione politica tedesca, ha demolito quello che una volta era stato il potentissimo asse francogermanico, ed ha nel contempo privato l’Unione Europea di quella che era stato un punto di riferimento.

Meglio di così, nessun identitario sovranista avrebbe potuto desiderare.

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Adesso l’ultima.

I dirigenti della Cdu dei Landers dell’est tedesco hanno dichiarato Frau Merkel persona non grata.

Ost-CDU erklärt Merkel zur Persona non grata!

Il termine persona non grata è stato ufficializzato dalla Convenzione di Vienna per indicare un diplomatico cui si richiede di lascare immediatamente il paese ove era accreditato.

Germania. Questo anno si voterà in quattro Länder. Un test

«La CDU dei Länder dell’Est dichiara la Merkel una persona non grata!»

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«In vista delle elezioni federali in autunno, i politici della CDU della Germania dell’Est hanno avanzato una richiesta molto grande: la cancelliera per l’immigrazione di massa Angela Merkel (CDU) dovrebbe starsene il più lontano possibile.»

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«I principali rappresentanti delle associazioni della CDU della Germania dell’Est rifiutano di fare la campagna elettorale della cancelliera Angela Merkel (CDU) prima delle elezioni statali in autunno»

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«Una campagna elettorale della Cancelliera non ci aiuterà in Sassonia”, ha detto Matthias Rößler, presidente del parlamento di stato della Sassonia»

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«Herr Michael Heym, vice leader del gruppo parlamentare della CDU in Turingia, ha detto che le possibili apparizioni della campagna elettorale della Merkel sarebbero “certamente ancora oggetto di discussione all’interno della CDU della Turingia”. Poi ha aggiunto una frase che non potrebbe essere più biliosa: “Probabilmente non avrebbe alcun valore aggiunto per noi”. ….»

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Bene.

Benissimo.

Se in una campagna elettorale sono gli stessi dignitari di partito a non volere la presenza di Frau Merkel in campagna elettorale, sembrerebbe essere segno di una ragionevole esecrabilità della medesima presso l’Elettorato.

Gli identitari sovranisti ringraziano.

Lunga vita a Frau Merkel!


Deutschland Kurier. 2019-02-19. Ost-CDU erklärt Merkel zur Persona non grata!

Mit Blick auf die Landtagswahlen im Herbst haben ostdeutsche CDU-Politiker eine ganz große Bitte: Die Masseneinwanderungskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) möge sich möglichst fernhalten.

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Führende Vertreter der ostdeutschen CDU-Verbände lehnen Wahlkampfauftritte von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) vor den Landtagswahlen im Herbst ab. »Ein Wahlkampfauftritt der Bundeskanzlerin wird uns in Sachsen nicht helfen«, sagte der sächsische Landtagspräsident Matthias Rößler dem ›Spiegel‹.

Der thüringische CDU-Fraktionsvize Michael Heym sagte voraus: Über mögliche Wahlkampfauftritte Merkels werde es »sicher noch Diskussionen in der Thüringer CDU geben«. Dann ein Satz, wie er galliger nicht sein könnte: »Einen Mehrwert für uns hätte es wahrscheinlich nicht.« ….

Ministerpräsident Michael Kretschmer (CDU) muss sich demnach in seinem Wahlkreis Görlitz II auf ein hartes Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen einstellen: Laut der Prognose führt er noch vor dem AfD-Kandidaten, allerdings nur hauchdünn mit einem Prozentpunkt. ….

Um Pfeifkonzerte zu verhindern, denkt die CDU Brandenburg laut ›Spiegel‹, wenn überhaupt, an »niedrigschwellige Formate« mit Merkel ohne große Ankündigung. »Marktplatz-Veranstaltungen wird es nicht geben«, sagte auch der Thüringer CDU-Chef Mike Mohring. »Das wird alles in geschlossenen Räumen stattfinden.« ….»


Der Freitag. 2019-02-19. Persona non grata: Angela Merkel

Offener Brief Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel steht maßgeblich für eine rigide Austeritätspolitik. Auch betreffs Europa. Europäer, die darunter zu leiden haben, empören sich.

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Jenes Deutschland, in welchen 68 Prozent der Deutschen Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hohe Beliebtheitswerte bescheinigen. Ob das Angela Merkel auch nur im Geringsten anhebt, ist fraglich. Bei Helmut Kohl hat das einstige Mädchen gelernt wie man Kritik aussitzt. Und die ersten auf Deutschland spritzende Steinchen können von einem imaginären Stahlhelm auf Merkels Kopf abgehalten werden. Vorerst noch jedenfalls.»

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Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Economia e Produzione Industriale, Senza categoria, Unione Europea

Istat. Fatturato Industria -7.3% (- sette punto tre) anno su anno.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-19.

abbattimento torri pinetamare (FOTO L FRATTARI)

Testo integrale e nota metodologica

«Corretto per gli effetti di calendario (i giorni lavorativi sono stati 19 contro i 18 di dicembre 2017), il fatturato totale diminuisce in termini tendenziali del 7,3%, con un calo del 7,5% sul mercato interno e del 7,0% su quello estero»

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«A dicembre si stima che il fatturato dell’industria diminuisca in termini congiunturali del 3,5%. Nel quarto trimestre l’indice complessivo ha registrato un calo dell’1,6% rispetto al trimestre precedente»

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«mezzi di trasporto (-23,6%), industria farmaceutica (-13,0%) e industria chimica (-8,5%).»

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«L’indice grezzo degli ordinativi segna un calo tendenziale del 5,3%, derivante da diminuzioni sia per il mercato interno (-3,6%) sia per quello estero (-7,6%).»

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A dicembre 2018 export -2,3% import -1%; prezzi all’import dei prodotti industriali -1,6% su novembre

«A dicembre 2018 entrambi i flussi commerciali con l’estero registrano una flessione congiunturale, più intensa per le esportazioni (-2,3%) che per le importazioni (-1,0%). La diminuzione congiunturale dell’export è da ascrivere al netto calo delle vendite verso i mercati extra Ue (-5,6%) mentre l’area Ue registra una contenuta crescita (+0,5%).»

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«Su base annua, i paesi che contribuiscono maggiormente al calo delle esportazioni sono Turchia (-32,9%), Stati Uniti (-5,7%), Cina (-15,2%) e paesi OPEC (-8,3%).»

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Questi dati non dovrebbero necessitare di grandi commenti.

Solo due considerazioni.

Ad una contrazione degli ordinativi all’industria consegue a breve nel tempo il relativo calo della produzione e quindi del fatturato.

Ma al calo del fatturato consegue il rispettivo calo nel gettito di imposte e tasse.

Al sodo: entreranno nelle casse dello stato denari in meno in ragione del -7.3%.

Adesso qualcuno cerchi di spiegare donde si trarranno i soldi per pagare pensioni ed assegni assistenziali.

Aumentando ancora le tasse?

Benissimo: così si fermerà tutto.

A quel punto vorremo vedere i “fedeli servitori dello stato” donde trarranno i loro agognati stipendi.

Si consoleranno di essere ecologicamente puri

A dicembre 2018 il fatturato diminuisce del 7,3% e gli ordinativi del 5,3% in un anno

A dicembre si stima che il fatturato dell’industria diminuisca in termini congiunturali del 3,5%. Nel quarto trimestre l’indice complessivo ha registrato un calo dell’1,6% rispetto al trimestre precedente. Anche gli ordinativi registrano una diminuzione congiunturale sia rispetto al mese precedente (-1,8%), sia nel complesso del quarto trimestre rispetto al precedente (-2,0%).

Il calo congiunturale del fatturato riguarda sia il mercato interno (-2,7%) sia, in misura più accentuata, quello estero (-4,7%). La flessione degli ordinativi è la sintesi di un incremento delle commesse provenienti dal mercato interno (+2,5%) e di una marcata contrazione di quelle provenienti dall’estero (-7,4%).

A dicembre tutti i raggruppamenti principali di industrie segnano una variazione congiunturale negativa: -1,8% i beni di consumo, -5,5% i beni strumentali, -1,7% i beni intermedi e -9,7% l’energia.

Corretto per gli effetti di calendario (i giorni lavorativi sono stati 19 contro i 18 di dicembre 2017), il fatturato totale diminuisce in termini tendenziali del 7,3%, con un calo del 7,5% sul mercato interno e del 7,0% su quello estero.

Sempre con riferimento al fatturato corretto per gli effetti di calendario, tutti i principali settori di attività economica registrano cali tendenziali. I più rilevanti sono quelli dei mezzi di trasporto (23,6%), dell’industria farmaceutica (-13,0%) e dell’industria chimica (-8,5%).

L’indice grezzo degli ordinativi segna un calo tendenziale del 5,3%, derivante da diminuzioni sia per il mercato interno (-3,6%) sia per quello estero (-7,6%). Si registra una crescita per il solo comparto dei macchinari e attrezzature (+5,4%), mentre la diminuzione più marcata si rileva per l’industria delle apparecchiature elettriche (-21,4%).

Nella media dell’anno, il fatturato dell’industria registra una crescita del 2,3% rispetto al 2017, più sostenuta per il mercato estero (+3,5%) rispetto a quello interno (+1,8%). Al netto dell’energia, la crescita si riduce all’1,7%, risultando più ampia della media solo per i beni intermedi (+2,4%).

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ideologia liberal, Unione Europea

Polonia. Il voto giovanile è conservatore.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-19.

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In autunno la Polonia terrà le elezioni politiche. I recenti sondaggi della propensione al voto assegnerebbero al PiS il 39.7% ed a Piattaforma Democratica  il 28.2%. Il Wiosna, un partito liberal, prenderebbe l’8.6%, mentre il Kukiz 15 varrebbe il 7.4%. Partito Socialista (pps) e verdi (pz) sono riscontrabili in tracce.

Quando però i sondaggi stratificano il comportamento giovanile, si assiste ad un sostanziale spostamento dei giovani verso la sponda conservatrice.

«Young people in Poland disproportionately vote for right-wing parties»

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«This shift is not just a temporary trend — the country’s increasingly patriotic youth are longing for more conservative values»

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«Young people were marching through Warsaw, wrapped in red and white flags, singing the national anthem»

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«They were lured into the streets by patriotism. They represent conservative values and vote for right-wing parties.»

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«In Poland, the young generation’s shift to the right is neither a temporary trend nor an expression of protest»

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«Young Poles long for post-material values such as the church, tradition and security.»

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«This shift made its mark for the first time in the 2015 parliamentary elections. Two-thirds of voters between 18 and 29 supported parties to the right of center»

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«The regional elections in October confirmed this pattern. Again, PiS won the most votes in this age group and Kukiz’15 was also able to count on their continuing support»

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«They trust authorities, are dreaming of marriage, and are proud to be Polish citizens»

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La devoluzione dell’ideologia liberal e di quella socialista sta procedendo implacabile in tutto il mondo, ed in questo la Polonia ne è stata antesignana.

Poche volte vocabolo fu meglio utilizzato: l’antesignano era il soldato romano schierato in prima linea, davanti alle insegne della legione.  E la devoluzione in oggetto ha un ché di militare, dalla grandiosità delle forze mobilitate fino all’asprezza della lotta, che da confronto politico i liberal han fatto diventare questione di vita o di morte.

I liberal stanno perdendo perché hanno fatto una lunga serie di errori pacchiani.

Che loro piaccia o meno, i giovani si riconoscono nel retaggio religioso, storico, culturale e sociale del proprio paese. Ossia nell’esatto opposto di ciò che essi propugnano.

Si valuti molto bene questa frase:

«They trust authorities, are dreaming of marriage, and are proud to be Polish citizens»

Ci si pensi bene e si cerchi di andare all’essenza: l’ideologia liberal si sta disgregando perché ha cercato di imporre la sua visione etica e morale.

Togliere alle donne il “sogno del matrimonio” equivale a snaturarle ad esseri meramente economici: invece di valorizzarle le umilia ad essere oggetti. La natura degli esseri umani non ammette filautia come movente di felicità.


Deutsche Welle. 2019-02-10. Poland’s young voters turning to the right

Young people in Poland disproportionately vote for right-wing parties. This shift is not just a temporary trend — the country’s increasingly patriotic youth are longing for more conservative values.

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It was an unusual sight when Poland celebrated 100 years of independence in November: Young people were marching through Warsaw, wrapped in red and white flags, singing the national anthem. They were lured into the streets by patriotism. They represent conservative values and vote for right-wing parties.

In Poland, the young generation’s shift to the right is neither a temporary trend nor an expression of protest. It represents a new self-image that has grown with the politics of recent years. Young Poles long for post-material values such as the church, tradition and security.

Think conservatively, vote right-wing

This shift made its mark for the first time in the 2015 parliamentary elections. Two-thirds of voters between 18 and 29 supported parties to the right of center. The national-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, which today governs Poland, received 27 percent of their votes. A further 21 percent went to the new right-wing populist movement Kukiz’15. The regional elections in October confirmed this pattern. Again, PiS won the most votes in this age group and Kukiz’15 was also able to count on their continuing support.

“In the past three years, young Poles have turned even more towards conservative values,” said social psychologist Marta Majchrzak, who co-authored a study published in November by the commercial research institute IQS in which scientists interviewed childless Poles between the ages of 16 and 29. “They trust authorities, are dreaming of marriage, and are proud to be Polish citizens,” she explained.

The study classified only 9 percent of respondents as “cosmopolitan” and “open to being different.”

No memory of socialism

The younger generation’s conservative attitude can be explained by the economic reforms that followed the fall of the Soviet Union. Poles under 30 have no memory of life in a socialist system. They grew up at a time when their parents started their own shops and businesses. What mattered most was economic success. The West was the ideal. Parents promised children that their new Poland would soon become an equal member of the European Union. They predicted that Poland would develop until it was equal to its neighbor Germany.

But the promises were initially followed by disappointment. Under the liberal PO party, which ruled the country from 2007 to 2015, the economy grew, but not the younger generation’s economic security. Youth unemployment peaked at more than 27 percent in 2013. Young Poles ended up on temporary contracts and their wages were lower than they had hoped. In 2007 they helped the PO win the elections one last time, but punished the party in the following years by voting for the national conservatives, who promised them a social policy.

‘This generation is by no means right-wing radical’

The young generation wants a regulated economic system precisely because the economic situation has improved in recent years. “Young Poles compare Poland’s secure situation with the disorder in the world,” said Majchrzak. According to the IQS study, Poland’s youth view their country as a safe exclave that protects them from the world’s uncertainties. Three out of four respondents said they were against accepting refugees. Almost one-third said they would give up personal freedoms for more law and order.

However, this does not mean that young Poles are moving away from democratic values. “This generation is by no means right-wing radical. Young Poles are apolitical, which is why votes for the more radical parties carry more weight,” said sociologist Henryk Domanski, who serves as director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. This also became apparent during the regional elections last autumn: A heated battle for votes took place between PO and PiS. The election campaign saw the largest voter turnout since 1990 at around 51 percent. But amongst 18 to 29-year-olds, only 37 percent voted.

“A right-wing party like Kukiz’15 can only temporarily benefit from the young generation’s conservatism,” said Domanski, noting that anti-establishment parties such as Ruch Palikota and Samoobrona won over the younger generation a few years ago, but have since lost their political significance. Domanski is convinced that young Poles will remain loyal to the conservative PiS in next year’s elections. And even beyond that, the under-30s will likely remain conservative: These days many children in Poland are growing up with parents who emigrated to Western Europe in search of better economic circumstances. These so-called Euro-orphans are growing up with their fathers or mothers away from home for months. They too, will be longing for tradition and security.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

EU. Presidenza rumena, Polonia ed Ungheria. Appetiziren del futuro.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-19.

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L’Unione Europea sta vivendo gli ultimi mesi del paludoso crepuscolo che sta calando sulla Commissione Europea uscente.

Spezzato l’asse francogermanico, Mr Macron ha i suoi problemi con i Gilets Jaunes e Frau Merkel conta e riconta i voti persi, con gli identitari sovranisti che si apprestano a conquistarsi un buon posizionamento nel prossimo parlamento europeo e con le incombenti elezioni politiche in sette stati dell’Unione, l’attuale eurodirigenza sta vedendo sgretolarsi tutta la sua costruzione.

Non solo: hanno una paura becca che in futuro saranno trattati per come hanno trattato, ma gli Elettori hanno loro voltato le spalle. Hanno ancora certamente molto potere, ma le crepe sono più che evidenti.

L’articolo allegato, che fa parte integrante di questo testo, è un condensato di queste paure.

Una sola nota prima di proseguire.

È scritto in politicamente corretto. Il termine ‘rule of law’ significa il potere dei dettami ideologici liberal e socialisti, mentre il termine ‘democray’ indica il governo di tali ideologie, essenso chiunque la pensasse differentemente un ‘illiberal’.

«Troubles with Hungary and Poland will be back on the agenda of EU affairs ministers next Tuesday (19 February) – but procedures looking into their dismantling of the rule of law and the erosion of democracy in the two countries will not move forward»

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«Member states and the Romanian presidency of the EU have already been criticised for the lack of progress on Hungary last month.»

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«No concrete outcome or a clear timeline for steps ahead is expected from the talks on Tuesday, either»

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«It is the fourth time the situation in Hungary is discussed among EU affairs ministers, but the procedure has been bogged down by procedural issues»

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«Under the previous Austrian presidency, ministers heard from EU commission vice-president Frans Timmermans laying out ongoing commission probes and court cases against Hungary on violating rights of asylum seekers, targeting and intimidating NGOs and amending a higher education law that eventually forced the Central European University in Budapest to decide to relocate to Vienna»

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«But the procedure is stuck there party due to institutional jealousy between the parliament and the council of EU countries.»

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«Several diplomats have said it is unclear to them how the Romanian presidency wants to handle the case of Hungary, while the Romanian presidency wants member states to give a clear direction on how to proceed»

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«Around 18-19 member states want to keep Hungary on the agenda, but there is no consensus on how to approach the issue or when»

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«Hungary’s government rejected the report, saying that Freedom House was part of the “empire” of George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire investor and philanthropist. Hungary’s government has also been labelling Timmermans as a ‘Soros stooge’»

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A maggio si vota: cambierà la composizione dell’europarlamento e sarà nominata una nuova Commissione Europea.

Verosimilmente, sarà alquanto difficile che la nuova dirigenza segua le orme della vecchia.


Eu Observer. 2019-02-15. Sluggish procedure against Hungary back on table

Troubles with Hungary and Poland will be back on the agenda of EU affairs ministers next Tuesday (19 February) – but procedures looking into their dismantling of the rule of law and the erosion of democracy in the two countries will not move forward.

Member states and the Romanian presidency of the EU have already been criticised for the lack of progress on Hungary last month.

No concrete outcome or a clear timeline for steps ahead is expected from the talks on Tuesday, either.

The EU commission launched the so-called Article 7 procedure against Poland in December 2017. The European Parliament triggered the same procedure against Hungary last September.

Under the procedure, ministers have to assess whether Hungary and Poland are breaching fundamental values laid down in the EU treaty and could address recommendations to the governments on how to remedy the situation.

It is the fourth time the situation in Hungary is discussed among EU affairs ministers, but the procedure has been bogged down by procedural issues.

Bogged-down in institutional jealousy

Under the previous Austrian presidency, ministers heard from EU commission vice-president Frans Timmermans laying out ongoing commission probes and court cases against Hungary on violating rights of asylum seekers, targeting and intimidating NGOs and amending a higher education law that eventually forced the Central European University in Budapest to decide to relocate to Vienna.

Hungary submitted over a hundred pages of written responses on the issues.

But the procedure is stuck there party due to institutional jealousy between the parliament and the council of EU countries.

The European parliament wants to participate in the process, as it was a parliament report by Dutch MEP Judith Sarghentini that triggered the procedure.

EP president Antonio Tajani sent a letter to the Austrian presidency last year to lobby for the parliament’s participation.

The Romanian presidency plans to discuss the issue with the head of the civil liberties committee of the parliament.

However, member states are wary of allowing the parliament or an MEP into their meetings, as they fear it would create a dangerous precedent for continued parliament interference in their work.

“We give a finger and the parliament takes an arm,” one EU diplomat quipped.

Romanian blackhole?

Several diplomats have said it is unclear to them how the Romanian presidency wants to handle the case of Hungary, while the Romanian presidency wants member states to give a clear direction on how to proceed.

Meanwhile, Romania’s government had its own share of EU criticism on rule of law.

Around 18-19 member states want to keep Hungary on the agenda, but there is no consensus on how to approach the issue or when.

Because Hungary’s Article 7 probe is complicated furthermore with an ongoing case at the EU’s top court.

Technical quibbles

Hungary’s government has challenged the way the parliament voted on Sarghetini’s report last September, arguing that excluding the abstentions when calculating the two-thirds majority needed for Article 7 to be triggered was against the rules.

Sarghenitni’s report was approved by 448 votes to 197, with 48 abstentions.

Some member states are reluctant to move ahead with the procedure before the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice rules on the legality of the parliament vote.

But that ruling is not expected to happen this year, and judges are not expected to hear the case before the summer break, pushing the Article 7 procedure even further into the distant future.

Meanwhile, Hungary has become the first EU country to be designated as only “partly free” in an annual barometer of democratic freedoms by the Freedom House, a Washington-based think-tank earlier this month.

The erosion of democracy under prime minister Viktor Orban constitutes “the most dramatic decline ever charted” in the EU, the report said, while all other 27 EU members maintained their “free” label.

Hungary’s government rejected the report, saying that Freedom House was part of the “empire” of George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire investor and philanthropist. Hungary’s government has also been labelling Timmermans as a ‘Soros stooge’.

Poland push

Poland in the meantime wants to convince fellow member states to close the Article 7 procedure as the Warsaw government has amended crucial legislation criticised by the EU

Timmermans will make the argument to EU affairs ministers that more needs to be done. “There is no real willingness [among member states] at this moment to drop Article 7,” said an EU source.

Member states would need to decide if they want to keep the pressure up on Poland and vote on if they believed Poland was violating EU values and propose recommendations. But that is unlikely to happen on Tuesday.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Guerra Civile, Unione Europea

Francia. Salvini vs Macron. Identitari versus liberal socialisti. Guerra Civile.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-19.

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Le jeux son faits: rien ne va plus.


«France is the EU’s leading defender of Brussels – but Italy sees things very differently»

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«French President Emmanuel Macron has lately shown himself unable to take the Italian government in his stride. Perhaps it is because he is worried about France’s own protests»

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«The so-called Yellow Vest marchers have been rallying against Macron’s embattled government for three months now»

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«Chalençon is given to blurting out various non-conforming sentiments on Twitter about the inevitability of civil war and the upside of military rule»

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«Macron is Europe’s leading defender of Brussels and its ways»

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«Politicians of his stripe generally attribute to the EU such miraculous powers of conflict resolution»

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«But Italy sees things differently»

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«Macron himself denounced the ‘leprosy’ of Italian and other nationalisms — although he has not so often invoked the ‘costs and consequences’ with which he threatens post-Brexit Britain»

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«Like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán in the summer of 2015, he, Salvini, has only been doing what EU treaties envisioned — defending the community’s external border. Macron, meanwhile, was hermetically sealing the Franco-Italian internal border to ensure that Italy bore all the costs and consequences of an illegal migration that it had done nothing to summon.»

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«Macron is optimistic enough to believe that populism is just a kind of rhetoric»

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«Macron’s party is the most Europhile in Europe»

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«Di Maio’s is among the most Eurosceptic»

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«The logic of the Maastricht Treaty is that eventually Europe will be a country that replaces the old nation states»

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«Really there is no clash between Italy and France. There is a clash between the winners and losers of the process of ‘building Europe’

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Una diffusa quanto errata assunzione è che le rivoluzioni le facciano i popoli.

Per definizione, la rivoluzione è concepita ed attuata da una minoranza, e solo dopo che essa ha conquistato il potere con la forza la gente si accorge di quello che è successo. Se così non fosse, la rivoluzione sarebbe inutile, detenendo già la maggioranza.

La nobiltà inglese è sopravissuta per secoli perché si rinnovava – si pensi solo a sir Francis Drake -, mentre quella francese, che si era cristallizzata, fu spazzata via dalla ghigliottina. Le rigidità si spezzano.

Stesso itinerario quello odierno dei liberal socialisti, eurofili doc, tetragoni ad ogni possibile accordo, ad ogni possibile dialogo.

«a transitional government to hear and hear people …. I appeal to Mr. Macron, or, if he refuses, to the military. Today it is up to the military to come into play in order to facilitate the deployment of this government.»

Si pesino molto bene i significati espliciti e quelli impliciti a codeste parole.


Christophe Chalençon affirme que des “paramilitaires sont prêts à faire tomber le pouvoir” YpuTube

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NewWebeezer. 2019-12-15. “We’re going to civil war,” announces Christophe Chalençon

“Civil war is inevitable”. These words are signed by Christophe Chalençon and presented as one of the leaders of the “yellow free west”. In a post on Facebook on December 23, accompanied by the headline “The Chaos Announced,” this spokesman for the Vaucluse protesters demands Emmanuel Macron’s resignation. A recurrent theme in “yellow west”.

But Christophe Chalençon goes further: he appeals to the army. He wants a “transitional government to hear and hear people”. And to be precise, “I appeal to Mr. Macron, or, if he refuses, to the military. Today it is up to the military to come into play in order to facilitate the deployment of this government.”

The intervention of the military was already mentioned by Christophe Chalençon. On December 3 he had called for a “real commander” in Matignon. According to him, as he had told our fellow Europeans 1, , Édouard Philippe had to be replaced by General de Villiers, the former chief of staff of the armies released by Emmanuel Macron.

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Il Giornale. 2019-12-15. Il leader dei gilet gialli: “I paramilitari ora sono pronti per far cadere il governo”

La tensione in Francia continua a salire e un fuori onda mostrato da Piazza Pulita di uno dei leader dei gilet gialli spiega bene qual è la situazione nel Paese transalpino.

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“Abbiamo paramiliatri pronti ad intervenire”. La tensione in Francia continua a salire e un fuori onda mostrato da Piazza Pulita di uno dei leader dei gilet gialli spiega bene qual è la situazione nel Paese transalpino.

“Abbiamo dei paramilitari pronti a intervenire perché anche loro vogliono far cadere il governo. Oggi è tutto calmo, ma siamo sull’orlo della guerra civile. Quindi si trovino delle soluzioni politiche molto rapidamente, perché dietro ci sono delle persone pronte a intervenire da ovunque. Delle persone che si sono ritirate dall’esercito e che sono contro il potere”, ha affermato Christophe Chalençon, uno dei leader dei gilet gialli incontrato da Di Maio e Di Battista in Francia, in un fuori-onda realizzato a margine dell’intervista trasmessa da Piazzapulita.

Parole forti che fanno capire quanto il movimento dei gilet gialli sia determinato nella sua battaglia contro il governo guidato da Emmanuel Macron. Nelle ultime settimane per le strade di Parigi si sono susseguite manifestazioni e scontri tra la polizia e gli stessi gilet gialli. La scorsa settimana una delegazione ha “sconfinato” a Sanremo per portare la voce della protesta anche in Italia. Il braccio di ferro con Macron dunque non è finito e lo scontro è destinato a durare ancora a lungo.

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Spectator. 2019.02-16. Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

France is the EU’s leading defender of Brussels – but Italy sees things very differently.

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Two weeks ago Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s vice-premier and Labour Minister and the top politician of the Five Star Movement (M5S), appointed a new commissioner for the UN cultural organisation Unesco. He chose the dog–whistling, bum-slapping sex–comedy actor Lino Banfi, star of How to Seduce Your Teacher, Policewoman on the Porno Squad and other films. The M5S was launched online by the 1980s comedian Beppe Grillo. It is run on the basis of a private computer operating system called Rousseau. Most Italians look at the M5S as either a breath of fresh air, a necessary gesture of defiance, or a ridiculous episode that will pass.

But you need a sense of humour for that. French President Emmanuel Macron has lately shown himself unable to take the Italian government in his stride. Perhaps it is because he is worried about France’s own protests. The so-called Yellow Vest marchers have been rallying against Macron’s embattled government for three months now. Di Maio travelled to the Loiret to meet the like-minded Christophe Chalençon, a sort of Yellow Vest renegade who has set up his own citizens’ software programme and a new political party, and seems interested in collaborating with M5S in May’s European elections. Chalençon is given to blurting out various non-conforming sentiments on Twitter about the inevitability of civil war and the upside of military rule. Macron responded to Di Maio’s visit by recalling France’s ambassador to Italy for consultations.

Macron is Europe’s leading defender of Brussels and its ways. Politicians of his stripe generally attribute to the EU such miraculous powers of conflict resolution that you would imagine European countries would no longer even need embassies in their neighbours’ capitals at all. But Italy sees things differently. Italy’s government is a coalition of the anti-corruption M5S and the anti-immigration League. Ever since interior minister Matteo Salvini of the League began implementing his policy of turning away boatloads of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa, Macron has become Italy’s most strident oratorical adversary. One Macron aide said the Italian migration policy made him want to vomit. Macron himself denounced the ‘leprosy’ of Italian and other nationalisms — although he has not so often invoked the ‘costs and consequences’ with which he threatens post-Brexit Britain.

As Salvini sees it, Macron is a hypocrite. Like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán in the summer of 2015, he, Salvini, has only been doing what EU treaties envisioned — defending the community’s external border. Macron, meanwhile, was hermetically sealing the Franco-Italian internal border to ensure that Italy bore all the costs and consequences of an illegal migration that it had done nothing to summon.

Who had summoned it? Salvini makes no bones about it: ‘Ask Paris,’ he said last summer. The present migration route opened up in 2011, when one trio of western leaders (France’s then president Nicolas Sarkozy, along with David Cameron and Barack Obama) overruled another trio (Silvio Berlusconi, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin) to destroy the Libyan government of Muammar Gaddafi.

This antagonism, it must be said, has been good for both Salvini and Macron. But Di Maio got lost in the shuffle. His reputation has suffered at the hands of the other two. Salvini’s agenda is to keep migrants out. It requires will and thick skin, and Salvini has plenty of both. Di Maio’s agenda is to fix an economy that has been delivering lousy economic results to everyone but the rich. That requires money.

Things were supposed to get better once Di Maio muscled a modest guaranteed-income measure into Italy’s budget. But the EU’s finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici would not sign off on an Italian budget deficit higher than 2.04 per cent. (Moscovici  is a Frenchman, although it is EU etiquette never to allude to the national origin of the various commissioners.) So Italy had to scale back some of Di Maio’s most popular programmes. By contrast, in December, when Moscovici’s former fellow socialist Macron offered a set of measures that would push France’s deficit over 3 per cent, Moscovici waved it through. He had a reason: Italy’s debt is higher. But Italians still resented it.

Although the M5S got the most votes in last year’s elections, it has been losing ground to the League almost daily. At regional elections in the Abruzzi last weekend, M5S saw its vote cut in half, falling under 20 per cent, as the League became the top party.

France’s Yellow Vest protesters do have grievances in common with Di Maio, and they are having just as hard a time taking political advantage. They are a variety of ordinary people from rural France who are seeing not just their standard of living but also their culture destroyed around them.

Macron has tried to defuse their complaints in several ways. This includes passing budget-busting new government benefits, which have reversed overnight his plan to ‘modernise’ the French economy, much as François Mitterrand in 1983 had to reverse his plan to socialise it. He has set out on a tour he calls le grand débat, but which is better thought of as a round of squabbles, some of which have gone on for six hours. And he has encouraged a confusion between the yellow-vest protesters and vandals who often follow in their wake, using the excesses of the latter to crack down on the former.

Macron is optimistic enough to believe that populism is just a kind of rhetoric. If these uncredentialled citizens can learn to wield the irrational populist magic, why can’t he? This attitude may be what turned Di Maio’s visit — a run-of-the mill episode of political friction — into an institution-damaging scandal.

Macron’s party is the most Europhile in Europe. Di Maio’s is among the most Eurosceptic. But both lack allies at the continental level. Each is trying desperately to fix this problem as May’s European elections approach. That Di Maio would come to France to meet like-minded political agitators on the eve of the European elections is the most natural thing in the world. Until Angela Merkel was repudiated at the ballot box in 2017, Macron ran his government as a joint venture with the Germans. It was only a few weeks ago that he was sketching out plans for bilateral defence with Berlin, and he has not been shy about telling London how it should manage Brexit. That’s what the EU is.

Really there is no clash between Italy and France. There is a clash between the winners and losers of the process of ‘building Europe’. In France, in Italy, and everywhere else in Europe, there is a class war going on. This week in Spain, El País editoria-lised that the ambassadorial contretemps pits the ‘liberal and democratic values of the EU founders’ (Macron) against ‘authoritarianism’ and ‘-insurrection’ (Di Maio). If you’re prole-friendly, you’re with Di Maio. If you’re among the nobs of the information economy, you’re with Macron. That may be why Salvini calls Macron signorino — the young master.

The logic of the Maastricht Treaty is that eventually Europe will be a country that replaces the old nation states. If you think this way, as Macron day after day shows he does, then the institutions of the old nations are vestigial, soon-to-expire, worthless. Why protect or respect, for instance, diplomatic protocol? Why not use it to leverage yourself into a more advantageous position in the future order in which all politics will be continental? That is what Obama likely thought he was doing when he warned that Britain would have to get to the ‘back of the queue’ if it passed Brexit — he thought he was burning a relationship with a country that would not exist a generation from now, in order to win the trust of a country that would.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Germania. Questo anno si voterà in quattro Länder. Un test per Akk.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-18.

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La situazione politica tedesca è a livello di una palude. I partiti tradizionali della Große Koalition hanno perso larghe fasce di Elettorato e sembrano pugili suonati alle corde.

Soprattutto sembrerebbero essere incapaci di formulare un minimo di programma politico che li differenzi gli uni dagli altri.

La nuova dirigenza dalla spd è praticamente invisibile e la cdu risulta essere azzoppata dal duopolio direttivo: Frau Merkel ancora alla cancelleria e Frau Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer alla presidenza del partito. Al di là dei sorrisi di rito, rappresentano due linee divergenti. Il passato che non si rassegna a farsi in un canto ed il nuovo che non ha la forza di imporsi.

La pregressa ondata di voti che si era riversata sui Grüne sta refluendo, lentamente ma sta refluendo. È una situazione di chaos che lascia interdetto l’Elettorato tedesco.

Un aspetto cui dovremo abituarci è la frammentazione politica, che porta inevitabilmente alla formazione di coalizioni locali tra partiti con obiettivi altamente divergenti. Da ciò deriva stasi decisionale, e proprio in un periodo che richiederebbe invece di avere un forte governo centrale.

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Il 26 maggio si vota a Bremen.

Il 1° settembre si vota nel Brandenburg.

Il 1° settembre si vota in Sachsen.

Il 27 ottobre si vota in Thüringen.

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Brema è una città stato, di piccole dimensioni, da sempre orientata a sinistra. Lì AfD non è riuscita a penetrare in modo significativo.

Negli altri Länder, tutti derivati dalla ex Ddr, AfD è il secondo partito, coagulando quasi un Elettore su quattro.

Questa elezioni saranno il banco di prova della conduzione di Frau Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, e potrebbero decretare la definitiva uscita di scena di Frau Merkel.

Se Akk non riuscisse a riportare la cdu almeno sopra il 36% avrebbe fallito la sua missione.