Europe – the missing key to Middle East peace

From EU Observer The latest American Middle East peace initiative has been launched in the absence of change in the attitudes of the protagonists or in the political landscape. Is America gambling with a new round of dead-end diplomacy by packaging old wine in new bottles? The United States urgently needs Europe if it wants to break the deadlocked peace negotiations and Europe needs to take additional responsibility for resolving the Continue Reading

EU President’s secret bid for economic power

From Independent UK The new President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, is using the financial crisis sweeping the eurozone to launch an audacious grab for power over national budgets, leaked documents reveal. The Independent has seen a secret annexe to the letter being sent by Mr Van Rompuy to European Union heads of government inviting them to the summit to be held tomorrow in Brussels. In an early and muscular assertion of Continue Reading

Analyst warns EU that admitting Turkey will spread Islamic influence across Europe

From WND Turkey's increasingly militant Islamic influence should prompt the European Union to reject its efforts to join the organization out of hand, according to Jonathan Racho, an analyst with International Christian Concern. He says, bluntly, admitting Turkey would present a danger to other EU nations, because the jihad move there then could transfer freely to other nations. "There's been an increasing Islamization of Europe through Continue Reading

Economic Crisis makes Europe the richest region in the world, study says

From EU Observer Europe has emerged as the richest region in the world, pushing North America, where wealth has declined by more than 20 percent due to the economic crisis, off the top spot, a study has shown. The world's richest also feel the recession biting, especially in North America, where the financial crisis first unfolded a year ago, reveals a survey on global wealth carried out by the Boston Consulting Group, a global management Continue Reading

Does the EU club have a future?

From Telegraph UK Broadly speaking, the world is run at the outset of the 21st Century by the United States and China together in uneasy condominium. This is the surprising reality of our era. The pattern is unlikely to change much until India takes its full place, perhaps in 40 years. The baton passed from Europe’s tired hands at London’s G20 summit in April, where the only meeting that mattered was the tete-a-tete between Barack Obama and Continue Reading

U.S. Government Jumps Voluntarily into Iran’s Trap, Pulls in Europeans, Too

From Gloria-Centre.Org U.S Government Jumps Voluntarily into Iran's Trap, Pulls in Europeans, Too By Barry Rubin * September 13, 2009 ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to The great French diplomatist Talleyrand put it best: "That's worse than a crime, it's a mistake." By accepting the Iranian proposal Continue Reading

Israel-Arab Relations: How the United States and Europe can Help

From Gloria-Centre.Org ISRAEL-ARAB RELATIONS: HOW THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE CAN HELP By Panel Discussion. * On June 8-9, 2009, the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung jointly held a conference in Jerusalem entitled, "Israel and the Arab States: Parallel Interests, Relations, and Strategies." Brief biographies of the participants can be found at the end of the article. Shimon Continue Reading

Europe’s Socialist Parties are Ailing

From Koinonia House EUROPE'S SOCIALIST PARTIES ARE AILING Socialism isn't popular anywhere these days, and not only in America. The world may be going through a major recession, and unemployment might be high, but across Europe the socialists are still struggling to keep any place in the voters' affections. Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set for reelection in Germany on September 27 as her opposition, the Social Democrats, make a Continue Reading

The greatest change in the history of Europe – The impact of Immigration & Islam

From Europennews.DK This mild-mannered, mainstream journalist's predictions for Europe's future are devastating, says Ed West. You might not hear about this book (Reflections on the Revolution in Europe by Christopher Caldwell) much in the next month, nor even in the next year, but it will affect your life in some way, and that of our country and continent. Christopher Caldwell is a mild-mannered Financial Times journalist who over the Continue Reading

Cartoon Jihad Continues

From Europe News DK A much-needed new book is coming from Yale University Press: The Cartoons That Shook the World by Jytte Klausen, a professor of politics at Brandeis University. It discusses the cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad that were published in the largest newspaper in Denmark, Jyllands-Posten, late in 2005, touching off murderous rage from Muslims around the world. Such a book could be a useful exploration of the free speech Continue Reading