Germany bolstering military presence in Kurdistan Region

As said here many times throughout the years here, a European Army is right around the corner. At the moment, the pace is slow due to incohesion with member states, however that’s likely to change as more events such as the Parisian massacre take place. NATO will eventually be rendered unnecessary and a new military will fill in the vacuum. Expect more events to bring Europe into an increasingly right-wing continent which will demand action. Then the pace will pick up for this future army. Only then, the difference will be that the only thing remaining around the corner will be major war. Germany will lead it and the rest of the willing will remain subservient (i.e. France) or like-mindedness (The Netherlands).

 

MAINZ, Germany – Germany said it is bolstering its military presence in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and deploy jets in the fight against ISIS, following a French plea to EU allies after the deadly bombings in Paris.

And former Belgian prime minister and now head of the Liberal faction in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, tweeted on Wednesday that a European military coalition is indispensable for the security of European citizens.

Continue reading

Every yuan’s a winner: Xi Jinping’s UK visit boosts London’s role in offshore yuan market, leverages expertise for internationalisation

President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Britain is already showing signs of boosting financial cooperation between the two countries.

London hopes the visit can help it gain competitiveness over rivals such as Singapore and Luxemburg by boosting its role in the offshore yuan market, while China hopes to use Britain’s financial expertise to push for the currency’s internationalisation. Continue reading

The German Path to an EU Army (III)

BERLIN/THE HAGUE (Own report) – German politicians, military officials and the media consider the subordination of combat units of other European nations to German Bundeswehr command to be a role model for a future EU army. The integration of a paratrooper unit from the Netherlands into the German Army’s covert operations and counter-insurgency unit of the Rapid Forces Division (DSK) is considered a “milestone of integration.” An armored contingent from the Netherlands will soon be integrated into a German cavalry unit, along the same lines. The European Air Transport Command (EATC) stationed in Eindhoven, the Netherlands – currently under a German commanding officer – is also being praised as an “effective model of cooperation.” According to its own accounts, the Bundeswehr sees the EATC as a clear extension of its “radius of operations,” providing bases stretching “from be the Baltic Sea almost to Gibraltar.”

Continue reading

Particularly Close to Germany

Do you still question who runs Europe? Guess who’s back.

BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Own report) – With Jean-Claude Juncker, Germany will have a politician as President of the EU Commission, who has always been a close ally. Juncker says that “since his earliest youth,” he has “always felt particularly close” to Germany, an affinity that “grew even stronger” in later years. The former prime minister of Luxemburg is seen as former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s protégé and as the “mediator” in Germany’s interests, wherein he had also won France over to accept Germany’s standpoint on an economic and monetary union. The transition from the Barroso cabinet to that of Juncker will be coordinated by the German national, Martin Selmayr, who had previously been employed as cabinet director of the EU Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, (Luxemburg) and was considered to “actually be the Commissioner of Justice.” He is also considered to become cabinet director of Juncker’s office as President of the Commission. Germans are at decisive posts on the Council of Ministers as well as in the European Parliament, for example as parliamentary group whips, and the German national, Martin Schulz is being considered for the next presidency of the parliament. An influential German journal commented the concentration of Germans at the leadership level of the EU’s bureaucracy with “The EU speaks German.” Continue reading

Sleeping Demons

The late Margaret Thatcher had also strongly warned that Germany, after World War II, was not anchored to Europe — but that Europe was anchored to Germany.

However, it was planned to fail in order to create a solution for an artificially created crisis. When the crisis peaks, subjugate the surrounding nations as planned via economic warfare by forcing bailouts upon them and have them surrender their national sovereign rights to you in exchange.

Not too many see the signs, but the Fourth Reich is indeed coming, and it will be under the guise of the United States of Europe — ten nations — when final integration is complete.

BERLIN (Own report) – Berlin has launched a new offensive to consolidate its predominance over the EU and strengthen its geopolitical position. On the occasion of this year’s national holiday, last week, German President Joachim Gauck claimed that more and more “voices” in Germany and abroad are demanding that his country should play “a stronger role in Europe and the world.” Germany is “not an island” and should not “belittle” itself in the future, after all, it is the “fourth largest economic power in the world.” As his source of inspiration, he also named the Polish foreign minister, who had called for “German leadership” already in late 2011, and a prominent transatlantic publicist, who had recently called on Berlin to act “more resolutely” in the EU following the elections. Gauck’s offensive had been carefully prepared in the foreign policy establishment. Whereas sectors of the elite in other EU countries condone German “leadership,” large majorities of the populations in the southern EU countries are criticizing German predominance. The intra-European power struggles are continuing. Already a few months ago, Luxemburg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker had warned that he can see similarities to the period leading up to WW I. Continue reading

Germany Hasn’t Given Up on a United States of Europe

Led by Berlin, a select group of 10 states has formed to ‘revive the ideal of a united Europe.’

Created and led by Germany, the “Berlin Club” met for the first time on March 20 in Berlin. There’s a lot we haven’t been told about Europe’s latest club of elitists. What we do know is that it’s the brainchild of German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, that it is comprised of Europe’s most pro-unification states, and that it exists to reinvigorate the unification of Europe.

Germany is joined in the club by Poland, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Luxemburg, Spain, Denmark and France. The select group is scheduled to meet at least four more times to discuss proposals for closer integration, and plans to publish its conclusions in a final report. The club’s agenda is long, and includes discussions about European security and border control, fiscal and economic government, and ways to stabilize growth.

Yesterday, Presseurop translated an article from the Spanish abc newspaper reporting that “10 countries have formed the ‘Berlin Club’ to revive the European project.” According to the abc article, Berlin’s goal is to “create a kind of ‘club’ committed to developing formulas that, in these times of crisis, will revive the ideal of a united Europe” (emphasis added throughout). Since Europe’s financial crisis began in 2008, the EU has been hit with one crisis after another, with each being reported by many as another nail in the coffin of a United States of Europe.

Full article: Germany Hasn’t Given Up on a United States of Europe (The Trumpet)