All posts by Michel Reimon

Europe

What Kurz & Co like to talk about…

In terms of figures, the illegal border crossings have been for a long time what they have always been, in some cases significantly below. That is the reason why Salvini, Kurz, Seehofer, Orban, Le Pen, Wilders etc. want to count nationally: a person who travels through Italy and Austria to Germany then appears 3x in…

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A despot is never private

Karin Kneissl is the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Austria and therefore of the current Council Presidency. Vladimir Putin is the most aggressive foreign-policy opponent of the EU. It is therefore completely unacceptable of Kneissl to invite Putin privately to a party. A despot is never private. The EU placed sanctions against Putin’s aggression…

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Run-up for the Catastrophe

At the latest since the 1970s experts have known what causes climate change, into what catastrophe it will lead if unhindered and what one can do to mitigate it. Contrary to NPPs and large hydraulic power plants, to acid rain, fine dust, deforestation and other environmental problems, the climate catastrophe was only difficult to grasp…

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SMASH Facebook

SMASH FACEBOOK: this is demanded by democracy activists in the USA and they have a good point. Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, then the registration administration for many pages… A democratically-politically dubious concentration power is gathered here. The same applies to Google, Apple and Amazon. At least these four, but Samsung and a couple of others…

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May 9th, Europe Day

Douglas Adams, the best science fiction author of all times (“Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) once formulated three rules for people dealing with new technologies, containing the mixture of humour and wisdom typical of him. The gist is: 1.What already existed when we were children belong to the normal state of the world. 2.All developments…

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What media thinks about the EU-Budget

That is now all a storm in a teacup. The negotiations will run for two years, today is just the opening move in this chess game and all participants know that. Juncker and Oettlinger demand on the EU side as many competences as possible that then also cost money, all governments are up in arms…

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Putin and our black-blue governement

Yesterday I was asked at #procontra on Puls4 whether Putin’s Russia represents a military threat for Europe. Here’s a brief example to demonstrate that Putin may not be a specific military but by all means a political threat: Putin’s aim is to divide and weaken the European Union so that he can assert his unrestrained…

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Two Years after Panama Papers

We summarise: the EU now has stricter rules against money laundering and new measures to tackle middle men such as banks, tax offices etc. that create offshore constructions. Both the commission and the EU Parliament want to finally take action, but in the big reforms against tax evasion by the rich and corporations there is…

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The EU needs a common corporate tax

For years we the Green Party have been demanding a fair taxation for corporations. We have compiled reports about Ikea, Zara, BASF etc. to show how corporations shunt their profits between the member states and therefore shirk their tax contribution. Now there is also finally a strong position in the Commission and European Parliament with…

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