Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

April 5th, 2021 - 9:31 pm § in America, Russia

Russia’s arctic military buildup

“Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic,” CNN reported on Monday, April 5, 2021. Satellite photos show “a stark and continuous build-up of Russian military bases and hardware on the country’s Arctic coastline, together with underground storage facilitie[...]

January 24th, 2021 - 4:26 pm § in Economics, Environment, Russia

Who says renewable energy is a pipe dream?

“Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year,” CNN reported on Sunday, January 24, 2021, adding, “The shift comes as other sources, such as wind and solar power, have … nearly doubled since 2015.” That&#[...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 7:10 am § in Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: Americans May Need Visas to Travel to Europe

Want To Visit Europe Next Summer? The European Parliament has passed a non-binding resolution calling on Brussels to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe unless Washington adheres to a visa reciprocity policy and stops discriminating against eastern EU citizens. The resolution, [...]

March 2nd, 2017 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

DAVID BREWSTER: What England looks like after Brexit

David Brewster Tom Friedman quotes from a recent Tony Blair speech, attacking Brexit and Trumpism. Sad to think we are down to the unpopular Blair, eloquent still, in making the case for the largely successful international order of the past 50 years. Democrats, being pushed to the Left by the Trump[...]

November 17th, 2016 - 10:56 am § in Misc.

David Brewster This story on Europe’s innovation zones is a good illustration of how sophisticated Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post is becoming in graphics. It also maps Europe’s economy and makes an interesting point about how Germany, with relatively low college graduates, is nonethel[...]

August 17th, 2016 - 7:31 am § in Uncategorized

BREXIT: 500 years of British foreign policy explained in 1 minute

(Hat tip to The Atlantic)[...]

June 27th, 2016 - 11:14 am § in Misc.

SOROS on Brexit

David Brewster George Soros weighs in, gloomily, on the Brexit vote and its impact on the European project. Now is the time when all good folks need to come to the aid of Europe, he contends. In a nutshell: “All of Europe, including Britain, would suffer from the loss of the common market and [...]

June 26th, 2016 - 6:54 am § in Misc.

La langue anglaise n’a plus aucune légitimité à Bruxelles.

After Brexit, French Politicians Want English Language Out Of EU Too Just one problem: The English language is one of the official languages of Ireland and Malta, who are still members of the EU. PHILIPPE HUGUEN/GETTY IMAGESAfter the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, som[...]

June 25th, 2016 - 1:36 am § in Misc.

David Brewster: The Downfall of David Cameron

David Brewster Here’s a comprehensive look at the fall of David Cameron, brought down by the Euroskeptics in the Conservative Party. His problem was continuing to juggle the wings of his party rather than coming down firmly on one side and trying to prevail. The downfall of David Cameron: a Eu[...]

June 24th, 2016 - 10:43 am § in Uncategorized

How Fox reported it

Sort of frightening that people who get their “news” from Fox are allowed to vote, eh what? Blimey. No wonder our politics are so balmy. (Read story here.)[...]