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Maladministration on a grand scale! Who controls multi-billion funds that dwarf the EU’s annual budget by three or four times? Who ultimately controls the multi-trillion stranglehold that the Brussels institutions have on the budgets of national governments in the EU? Who controls the Bank? Why are such mega projects excluded from Court action for fraud… » read more

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At the December European Summit, the political leaders announced an exhibition with a brazen propaganda falsification about Peace in Europe. It contradicts what the Nobel Foundation said that the EU and its forerunners had brought ‘more than six decades of peace‘. That apparently was a great shock for Europe’s leaders! On 10 December 2012 the… » read more

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Very bizarre things are going on in the financial field with YOUR money at the moment. Governments are trying to raise trillion euro loans on the markets. YOU and the next generations will have to pay for them. What’s it all about? None of this happened before the Lisbon Treaty politicians — you know the… » read more

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The EU leaders are now repeating their mantra: the solution to the crisis is the Community method. The Community method involves open democracy. We haven’t got it! We have the ‘Council method‘ which involves a political cartel, a Politburo, ruling Europe behind closed doors. It is an oligarchy of political party chiefs. It is the… » read more

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Some government leaders and commentators are advocating what they call a FEDERAL fiscal authority to tax everyone and spread this money to governments. Some call this a supranational authority. It is not. It involves reinforcing secretive, cartel-style politics. But would a FEDERAL fiscal union and a new “authority” help at all? It would tax more… » read more

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The European Commission’s new proposed Regulation 2011/0386 for monitoring draft budgetary plans of Member States applies to everyone in the Euro area but not the European Union. For the Commission, the Council of Ministers and the Parliament OPAQUE rules apply. WHO MONITORS THE MONITORS? “Strong public finances are best ensured at the planning stage and… » read more

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Did you read about the passionate debate about the 2012 Budget? Did you hear about the how Parliament minutely and forensically interrogated the Commission about taxpayer’s money? Did you see how the Commissioner cowered as MEPs tore into the illogicality of its proposals? Did you cheer on seeing the riveting television when Parliamentarians shredded the… » read more

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The Council of Ministers just slid a stealthy hand into your pocket — and stole a euro. Think about it. Act 1: a score of people die in Germany from E Coli bacteria poisoning. Many more are hospitalized. Curtain for intermission. Act 2, the Council of Ministers quickly doles out 210 million euros of taxpayers’… » read more

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What is the most Fundamental Right for citizens in any society? You won’t find it in the Lisbon Treaty’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. It just isn’t there. It is far more fundamental than any ‘Fundamental’ human right in Lisbon’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. It’s easy to explain its absence. The Charter of the Lisbon Treaty… » read more

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How should we elect the Commission? And what about the staff — the European civil servants? The first question to ask is: What is the Commission for? Then it can be decided who is to be recruited and how. Is the destiny of the Commission to be the poodle of the Council? If the Commissioners… » read more

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