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Again, the European Parliament is on the brink of giving away the privacy of the European citizens without our National Parliaments having any say into it.
Read how the EU is giving the US the right to snoop into your personal affairs without any legal control or legality.
Olli Rehn wants to check and approve the budgets of the European member states.
Looks like he is going for the ‘United State of Europe’ stepping over the European Parliament, every constitution and agreement with member states.
So Ireland voted Yes in second referendum about the Lisbon treaty (link). The first time the said No but that was accepted by the politicians. Does that mean that their can be a third vote? Maybe one because not enough people voted or not enough people voted Yes?
Do I hear somebody say; Fraud?
This week Wijnand Duyvendak resigned as member of the Dutch Parliament. The reason was an upcoming publication of his book in which Wijnand revealed his past as environmental activist. He admitted to have been involved with the burglary of the Ministry of Economic affairs in which documents were removed about the plans to build new nuclear facilities. Something he had always denied. He is also brought in relationship with the publication of private addresses of top government officials and the call to harass these people. At the addresses of the officials windows were broken, gasoline were poured into the houses and cars damaged.
Wijnand was surprised about the level of uproar his revelations resulted in.
Yes, very surprising, and very surprising that you think you can get away with it and make a buck on the side with the publication of a book about it.
The Dutch government decided to ratify the Lisbon treaty. Last time the Dutch population said No against the “new European constitution” in a referendum. This time the government and parliament decided not to ask the Dutch people and stuff it down our throat.
Peter Gauweiler, member of the German Bundestag has asked the German Bundesverfassungsgericht (the highest legal council in Germany) to review the Lisbon treaty and decide whether it is legal yes or no. Peter Gauweiler thinks the treaty is not in line with German democratic principles. Experts think he has a good chance on success.
This sounds like good news.
Is China getting the message?
Finally, the BBC news reports that Mugabe rival was the ‘clear victor’ of the ellections. Something we allready knew.
Today the Olympic flame was shown in Paris. The flame was extinguished three times before it was rushed to the relay’s endpoint [link to BBC article].
I don’t think it will change the method of economic imperialism used by the Chinese government. Maybe it will make them more careful but it won’t change them.
What is happening in Tibet right now reminds me of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. If we are now carefull this will be just another example of China’s imperialisme and how it steps on human rights.