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Senate The European Politics Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by DANNASUK, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Fine, it's anti-Nazi, in the same way you're a pedant.
     
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  2. Darth_Voider

    Darth_Voider Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  3. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Surprised the FPD quit. Usually a reliable partner for her.
     
  4. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    They learned their lesson from the last time they joined the ruling coalition.

    It was increasingly obvious that a compromise wasn’t possible, less because of the FDP, more the Greens and the CSU (who have elections in Bavaria next year)
     
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  5. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Came across this short video, which was made back in February, long before the recent Catalan hullabaloo made worldwide news, that explains succinctly how regional autonomy is organised in Spain. The comments by Spaniards underneath the video seem to vouch for its accuracy but feel free to point out if anything is misleading in it, JoinTheSchwarz.
     
  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, it's good.
     
  7. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    I see the Catalan independence movement is playing the "EU" card again. This time, demanding Brussels oversees regional elections because Madrid is planning to "rig the vote" - in their words, not mine.
     
  8. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Let them, why not? If that's what it takes to give them confidence. I don't see how it hurts the Madrid government.
     
  9. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Latest opinion polls puts the independence parties on course for a working majority.
     
  10. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    This video popped up in my subscriptions yesterday, and is about how Belgium resolves having several distinct lingual communities, and how it puts into practice having three official languages. It's tangentially relevant to the current discussion, plus it's also sure to be interesting to some of the readers, as it was to me, so I thought I'd share it here:

     
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  11. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Belgium is such a wonderful country, even though it is a very boring place.
     
  12. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Good grief. Erdoğan is on a state visit in Athens today and I've never seen anything like these joint statements and press conferences with our guys. Short of a declaration of war live on TV, I can't imagine how it could have gone worse.
     
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  13. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    Did his security people assault your citizens (like they did here in the U.S.)? That's one way it could be worse.
     
  14. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    No, but his plane was escorted well into Greek airspace by Turkish F-16s and his pilot was refusing to let the Greek airforce take over. Does that count?

    He also complained that Greece failed to "silence" his critics and said that the Lausanne treaty (that defines the Greek-Turkish border) should be revised. And that's just the beginning of it.

    It was nuts.
     
  15. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    Yeah, that's bad.
     
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  16. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Martin Schulz calls for a United States of Europe, bound by a constitution, by 2025 and countries (who do not accept it) should leave the EU.
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Wasn't that what the EU was trying to attempt? LOL
     
  18. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Jedi Master star 4

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    So is Doom by those standards but that didn't stop them from complaining about it.

    One has to wonder what point will be far enough in terms of provocation (short of an actual invasion) will tip the scales into full-blown conflict.
     
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  19. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    In Austria, the far-right party doesn't only get to join the governing coalition. It gets the ministries of interior, defence and foreign affairs.

    In Austria.

    I can't imagine what could possibly go wrong with this.
     
  20. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah, they don't have the best history here with this do they...
     
  21. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Last time this happen, I believe the EU put sanctions in Austria.
     
  22. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If you think the Austrian far-right running the ministries of interior, defence and foreign affairs is bad. EU Commission has now decided to start with article 7 procedures against Poland because of the government planned Judicial reforms. This is pretty much how far it can go, the second part of article 7, the loss of voting rights in council, requires unanimity in the Council. The Hungarian government will definitely block it, along with perhaps the other two V4 countries Czechia and Slovakia.
     
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  23. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Perhaps the Greek PM can suggest going back to the Treat of Sevres ;)
     
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