EU Commission takes Hungary to court for ‘criminalizing the helping of asylum seekers’

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25-07-19 07:38:00,

The European Union executive on Thursday took Hungary to court over a law that makes it a crime to help asylum seekers.

The commission filed a case against Hungary at the EU’s top court, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, over the law, which was passed last year. The ‘Stop Soros’ legislation also enforces new restrictions on the right to claim asylum.

The Hungarian legislation “curtails asylum applicants’ right to communicate with and be assisted by relevant national, international and non-governmental organizations by criminalizing support to asylum applications,” the Commission said.

The court case could lead to hefty fines for Hungary, Reuters said.

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European Commission Unwittingly Echoes ‘1984’ Slogan In Controversial Tweet

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20-05-19 08:22:00,

The EU Commission is taking some heat on Twitter after its account tweeted a message that some blasted for perhaps unwittingly echoing “Orwellian” themes from George Orwell’s seminal novel 1984.

War

Urging Europeans to get out and vote during the upcoming European Parliamentary elections, which begin in a week, the Commission’s tweet read: “The EU is peace. The EU is freedom. The EU is solidarity. The EU is diversity. The EU is human rights. The EU is opportunities. Vote.”

🇪🇺 is peace

🇪🇺 is freedom

🇪🇺 is solidarity

🇪🇺 is diversity

🇪🇺 is human rights

🇪🇺 is opportunities

🇪🇺 is Erasmus

🇪🇺 is research

🇪🇺 is protection

🇪🇺 is equality

🇪🇺 is the future.

Vote. #ThisTimeImVoting

— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) May 18, 2019

Some observers noted that the “creepy” tweet and the slogan it bore resembled the three slogans of ‘the party’ of Big Brother in 1984: “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.” The fact that all of the European Commission’s 28 members aren’t elected might have strengthened the association for some, especially since the tweet didn’t include ‘democracy’ among its ‘virtues’.

Alongside the fact I would dispute most of these, the most important cornerstone of civilisation is missing. 🇪🇺 is NOT democracy https://t.co/VngQ6Dr5Wt

— Annunziata Rees-Mogg (@zatzi) May 19, 2019

Others pointed out that the tweet’s author may not have noticed the connotations of the tweet.

1984 https://t.co/IRzWYCxmSq

— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 19, 2019

Have you read 1984?

If you had, you’d understand why this tweet is creepy.

— Space Force Medic (@formerlydoc) May 19, 2019

From the Ministry of Love. That’s all, inhabitans of Oceania.

— Alessandro Felici (@alexfelici) May 18, 2019

The Commission is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing policy, enforcing compliance with treaties, and representing the union in trade talks. It has more power than any other European body,

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The Trilateral Commission

The Trilateral Commission

06-09-18 09:40:00,

The Trilateralist Commission is international…(and)…is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateralist Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power – political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical.

— Barry Goldwater, Who Gets the Business

The Trilateral Commission…

Exactly What IS That?

Posted on September 15, 2008 by Sparkle

In 1973, David Rockefeller asked Zbigniew Brzezinski to put together an organization of the top political, and business leaders from around the World. He called this group the Trilateral Commission (TC).

According to an information sheet supplied to me by the TC, dated March 23, 1994:

“The European Community, North America (US and Canada), and Japan – the three main democratic industrialized areas of the world – are the three sides of the Trilateral Commission. The Commission’s members are about 325 distinguished citizens, with a variety of leadership responsibilities, from these three regions. When the first triennium of the Trilateral Commission was launched in 1973, the most immediate purpose was to draw together – at a time of considerable friction among governments – the highest level unofficial group possible to look together at the common problems facing our three areas. At a deeper level, there was a sense that the United States was no longer in such a singular leadership position as it had been in earlier post-World War II years, and that a more shared form of leadership – including Europe, and Japan in particular – would be needed for the international system to navigate successfully the major challenges of the coming years. These purposes continue to inform the Commission’s work.

The rise of Japan, and progress of the European Community over the past twenty years – particularly in the world economy – have validated the vision of the Commission’s founders. At the same time, the end of the Cold War calls for a fresh vision of what this outward-looking partnership can accomplish in the coming years. The opportunities are remarkable, and yet, with the welcome end of the old Soviet threat, part of the ‘glue’ holding our regions together has dissolved. Helping meet that leadership challenge is at the heart of the Trilateral Commission effort.  » Lees verder