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Europe’s political leaders have debauched your money. Imagine that in 2002 instead of exchanging your national currency into euros you bought gold. Today that gold would buy four times the number of euros. The same goes for oil. If you bought silver, you’d have even more euros; wheat, a bit less. Globally the euro is… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price

The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a ‘Grand Bargain’ to set Europe on the right track. Part of his idea, said Mr Blair speaking in Berlin at the Council for the Future of Europe on 29 October 2012, is the election of the President of the European Commission. ‘My feeling is… » read more

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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, on the first visit of a democratically elected Egyptian President to the EU, declared that he was fully supporting the implementation of Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights in Egypt. This is certainly good news for non-Muslim minorities. The Copts (descendants of the Egyptians before the Arab invasions) who make up some… » read more

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On 9 May the leaders of the European Parliament met with the Commission and Council representatives. First they spoke of European solidarity and European values. They praised Robert Schuman for introducing a great democratic experiment that has brought the longest period of peace in Europe’s several thousand year history. That is true. Then they spoiled… » 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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‘We are facing the the greatest challenge that I believe our Union has ever faced in its history.‘ That was what the President of the European Commission told the European Parliament in what he called the State of the Union message. Is it true? I don’t think so, unless Mr Barroso is hiding some utterly… » 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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To The European Ombudsman COMPLAINT ABOUT MALADMINISTRATION Against the European Commission What is the decision or matter about which you complain? When did you become aware of it? Add annexes if necessary. The complaint is about the continuing failure of European Institutions in particular the European Commission to publish the full text of the Schuman… » read more

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Shouldn’t the world and all Europeans be grateful to the man who brought to our attention the essentials for the world to have peace? Shouldn’t all European schoolchildren know his name? Some people might say: ‘We know it was Jean Monnet who brought Europe a Community and peace. That is why we call it the… » read more

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The ‘European Community‘ was, according to Jean Monnet’s Mémoires, a political and economic concept invented by Jean Monnet himself. This is a falsehood. Monnet did not invent it. It was already in existence. In his boast, Monnet is as wrong as if someone today were trying to claim he invented the wheel. It is also… » read more

Posted by David Heilbron Price