U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as her favourite world leader, choosing specifically to praise her record on the migrant crisis — despite her policies on opening Europe’s borders now providing a source of immense regret for her party and Germany.
The comments were made during a question and answer session on board Mrs. Clinton’s campaign aeroplane in Chicago yesterday, when a member of the press asked what the presidential candidate’s favourite world leader is. Initially leaving her answer quite open, remarking: “Look, I like a lot of the world leaders”, Mrs. Clinton then settled on Germany’s imperiled Chancellor Angela Merkel. Continue reading »
After a series of shock defeats to the anti-mass migration AfD party, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised to “stop illegal immigration” and send failed asylum seekers back to their home nations.
“We want to stop illegal immigration while living up to our humanitarian responsibilities,” Mrs. Merkel said after talks in Vienna with counterparts from along the Balkan migrant route.
And Merkel is flashing her favorite hand sign again….
For Bilderberg & Rothschild puppet Merkel this is mission accomplished!
After getting pummeled in recent elections and polls, Angela Merkel seems to be finally coming around to the notion that German citizens may not be that supportive of her “open-door” policies which have resulted in over 1 million migrants flowing into Germany in just a year. Speaking in Vienna at a meeting with nine other heads of government, Merkel proclaimed that “Germany has done enough” and called on the rest of the EU to do more saying “other EU countries will have to jump in.”
The Vienna summit included leaders of nations along the Balkans migrant route and was called in a bid to unblock disagreements at the heart of the immigration problem. Per the Sunday Express, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern commiserated with Merkel saying “you will never be able to close a border completely, but for Germany it’s been too much and I understand the concern.” Continue reading »
Germany’s anti-Islamization and Eurosceptic AfD entered its tenth state assembly, as voters deserted the mainstream parties in the nation’s capital. But a left-leaning coalition is likely to take control of the city.
With all votes counted, Alternative for Germany (AfD), founded only three years ago, captured 14.1 percent of the vote, putting it in fifth place, but within range of the four leading parties.
“It’s a huge success. We are a party coming from nothing, so the only party that is gaining two digits is us. Now, we are moving from the regional elections here this year, and looking to the national polls in 2017,” Beatrix von Storch, an AfD MEP, told RT amid celebrations.
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FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany needed “viable solutions” to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met with blue-chip companies, which have hired just over 100 refugees since around a million arrived in the country last year.
Merkel, fighting for her political life over her open-door policy, summoned the bosses of some of Germany’s biggest companies to Berlin on Wednesday to account for their lack of action and exchange ideas about how they can do better. Continue reading »
Merkel is, as have said many times, a Bilderberg & Rothschild puppet.
She has done what she has been told to do.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Following her humiliating loss in German state elections on Sunday, coming in third place to the anti-immigration, eurosceptic AfD party in her own home state, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s support may well decline further. As Reuters reports, the number of migrants claiming German welfare benefits soared by 169 percent last year, data showed on Monday, a figure likely to further boost anti-immigrant groups such as AfD.
It appears the German electorate is none too pleased with Merkel’s immigration policy… (as MishTalk’s Mike Shedlock explains)
Merkel came in third place, to the anti-immigration, eurosceptic AfD party in her own home state in statewide elections.
Please consider Merkel Suffers Humiliating Election Defeat on Home Turf
Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a humiliating defeat in German regional elections on her home turf on Sunday as voters turned their backs on her liberal refugee policy and gave the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party a political triumph. Continue reading »
Probably just a ‘coincidence’ that Merkel holds her hands in this position, again and again and again …
Pan out and the real shape of the world is clear…
Europe’s Juncker marginalized, China close to Germany, Putin pulling strings, Obama eagerly looking on, and Theresa May and the Saudis ‘close’
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With almost all votes counted, results show Merkel’s Christian Democrats overtaken by AfD in regional poll.
A year after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the country’s borders to refugees, an anti-immigrant party has made huge gains in a state election, according to the official results with most of the ballots counted.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) received about 21 percent of votes on Sunday in the eastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region, beating Merkel’s party to take second place.
Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats came third with 19 percent, the party’s worst result yet in the state that includes the chancellor’s own electoral district. Continue reading »
Bavaria’s finance minister has recommended Germany send migrants home, as integrating such a large number of people from such foreign cultures is impossible.
Markus Söder said that rather than facilitating family reunions, politicians should push for the “return of several hundreds of thousands of refugees in the next three years.” In an interview with Spiegel, the Christian Social Union (CSU) minister noted that large areas of migrants countries of origin are safe and said that Germans don’t want a multicultural society. Continue reading »
(AFP) – The refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is “unacceptable”, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc.
“That’s not right at all that some countries say: ‘generally speaking, we don’t want to have Muslims in our countries’,” Merkel told German public television channel ARD.
Backing the idea of a quota system for taking in migrants, the German leader stressed that “everyone must do their part,” and that “a common solution must be found.”
A common European migration policy is a highly controversial issue, which will be on the agenda of an EU summit next month, with eastern members the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia refusing to take in refugees under an EU-wide quota system championed by Berlin. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Logic tells us that if we have to pay someone to hold/use our assets, somewhere it must have a market value exceeding its costs of holding/use.
If that is NOT the case then the asset must be converted into something more marketable.
The Germans are daft if they are just holding paper money in the safe because the banksters can “irrelevent” it by changing its worth overnight with new notes. And I’m absolutely sure the Germans are NOT daft.
Items of potential actual worth are needed. Convertible goods. Fuel, salt, food, warm/waterproof clothing, because as I see it increasing unemployment leads to a need for shelter, warmth & food. These are the next growth market, unless the world demand indices are lying through their teeth.
Ruthless banksters will foreclose on ordinary citizens, and their only hope is simplicity in the short term.”
There is perhaps no greater sign of the coming financial Apocalypse and economic Armageddon than the continuation of NIRP (Negative Interest Rate Policy) within certain nations in the European Union.
While much has been written about this utterly foolish and purposely destructive monetary policy, not nearly enough commentary has been presented which explains its extraordinary consequences.
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Last year, over one million refugees poured into Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel said,“Wir schaffen das” — “We can do it.”
These refugees were supposed to start an economic boom.
The actual results show far more German women were raped or assaulted by the refugees than found employment at the thirty largest German companies.
National Public Radio (NPR) reports Despite Early Optimism, German Companies Hire Few Refugees. Continue reading »
The Defence Minister of Austria has attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling her attitude and policy during the migrant crisis “irresponsible” and holding her accountable for Austria’s migrant problems.
Austrian Defence Minister and Socialist Party MP Hans Peter Doskozil did not mince words Friday when it came to his opinion of how German Chancellor Angela Merkel has handled the migrant crisis over the past year. Doskozil called the Chancellor “irresponsible” for her remarks to the German people and Europeans saying “We can do it!” as over a million migrants flooded into Europe, mostly to Germany through Austria. The minister made clear demands to Germany and the European Union to fix the broken asylum system and prevent a repeat of last year reports Austrian paper Kronen Zeitung. Continue reading »
The German branch of the anti-mass migration Identitarian youth movement occupied the iconic Brandenburg gate to slam the migrant policies of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The hipster-right Identitarians accomplished perhaps their biggest and most spectacular protest in Germany Saturday, unfurling a banner on Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg gate that read, “secure borders, secure future.” The group managed to scale the landmark on Saturday afternoon and claim that they did so to protest the Federal government of Angela Merkel. They say that the protest coincided with an event put on by the government to focus on migration and integration. Continue reading »
(AFP) – Germany’s economy, Europe’s largest, grew by 0.4 percent in the second quarter, federal statistics office Destatis said in data released on Wednesday.
Gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.4 percent between April and June, adjusted for seasonal, calendar and price effects — slower than the unexpectedly strong 0.7 percent expansion in the first quarter.
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(AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday on the EU and North African countries to do deals modelled on a controversial agreement with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Europe.
Under the EU-Turkey agreement, Ankara agreed to take back one Syrian who made it to Greece in return for being allowed to send one from its massive refugee camps to the bloc in a more orderly redistribution programme.
The deal also pledges billions of euros in EU aid for Turkey, visa-free European travel for Turkish citizens and accelerated EU membership talks. Continue reading »
Integration into the job market for migrants has become a major ongoing task for the German government but in one town migrants are refusing to work entirely.
One of the major issues of the migrant crisis is Germany and elsewhere has been the economic impact the massive wave of migrants will have in Europe. While some experts initially were optimistic about a potential vast new source of skilled labour, most economists have come to the conclusion that the migrants who have arrived are for the most part unskilled and poorly educated.
Do the Merkels and Junckers of the world give a rat’s ass about the problems they cause?
Did Bush or Cheney give a rat’s ass about the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq?
Does Obama care about all the innocent victims of the US’s unconstitutional drone policy?
The answer to those questions is easy. But why? The short answer is neither the global elite nor their families are ever in a position to be damaged by their own actions.
As a result, those in power see people at the bottom as aliens whose bizarre emotions they must try to manage.
(REUTERS) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited executives from some of Germany’s biggest listed companies to attend a summit next month where she will urge them to hire more refugees, the newspaper Bild reported on Saturday.
More than one million migrants flooded into Germany last year, and the government wants to get as many as possible into the job market, which would reduce their dependence on the state and compensate for labour shortages as the workforce ages. Continue reading »
This is about distance, and detachment, and a kind of historic decoupling between the top and the bottom in the West that did not, in more moderate recent times, exist.
Recently I spoke with an acquaintance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the conversation quickly turned, as conversations about Ms. Merkel now always do, to her decisions on immigration. Last summer when Europe was engulfed with increasing waves of migrants and refugees from Muslim countries, Ms. Merkel, moving unilaterally, announced that Germany would take in an astounding 800,000. Naturally this was taken as an invitation, and more than a million came. The result has been widespread public furor over crime, cultural dissimilation and fears of terrorism. From such a sturdy, grounded character as Ms. Merkel the decision was puzzling—uncharacteristically romantic about people, how they live their lives, and history itself, which is more charnel house than settlement house.
Ms. Merkel’s acquaintance sighed and agreed. It’s one thing to be overwhelmed by an unexpected force, quite another to invite your invaders in! But, the acquaintance said, he believed the chancellor was operating in pursuit of ideals.
Pursuing of ideals, being a Bilderberg Rothschild puppet, means serving her masters orders to destabilize Europe and cause collapse, total chaos, civil war and revolution prior to WW3. Continue reading »
What was the reason for opening Germany’s borders? There is no country worldwide that has done such a thing. Merkel never explained it to parliament or people, Willy Wimmer, former State Secretary of the CDU (German Christian Democratic Party), told RT.
RT: France has suffered another act of terror but Germany itself just witnessed a string of violent attacks by refugees and migrants. Why are so many becoming radicalized? Continue reading »
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) rejects criticism of her decision to allow more than a million mostly Muslim migrants to enter Germany last year. “We can manage our historic task… we can do it. … Anxiety and fear cannot guide our political decisions,” she said at a July 28 press conference, adding, “I cannot promise you that we will never have to take in another mass wave of refugees.”
As ArmstrongEconomics’ Martin Armstrong rages, Merkel refuses to admit that she is wrong and will not reverse her refugee policy despite all the problems, attacks, rapes, and terror.
This is the precise reason why career politicians are no longer acceptable. They will never defend the people nor will they ever admit a mistake. All we see is more and more attacks and this one politicians is threatening to destroy the very framework of Europe. We will see more and nations raise borders and if Germany wishes to take in millions, they will have to keep them all for themselves. She is making a decision for all of Europe and this amounts to a completely undemocratic position whereby no citizen of any other member States has any right to object or vote her out of office.
And as The Gatestone Institute’s Soren Kern details, Chancellor Merkel said she knows that Germans are worried about their personal safety: “We are doing everything humanly possible to ensure security in Germany,” she noted, but added, “Anxiety and fear cannot guide our political decisions.” Continue reading »