Tag: European Union

Political heads in the gutters of corruption

We’re all in this together? Well, not quite. German MP Nikolas Löbel, a member of Angela Merkel’s CDU party, will quit parliament and not seek re-election. British MPs will be smirking as ‘the house’ in Pigminster voted to make corruption legal whilst outlawing principles and honesty.

Copenhagen is the latest city to battle Political Repression

‘It has nothing to do with Covid or health concerns,’ says Michael Walsh, author and dissident journalist.. ‘The European Union has clearly become a repressive regime. Politicians are supposed to be representatives of the people and reflect the majority view in their parliaments. Yet never have the opinions of the electorate mattered less to legislators, never has press or the political cabal been less representative of the people they claim to serve’.

Bulgarian Kukeri

It’s related to the late winter festival cycle. According to pagan beliefs, the winter was a time of evil, so the Kukeri had the task to chase away everything evil the winter represented with their scary masques. Therefore it’s not a counterpart of Halloween. It’s rather related to the traditions that came to be associated with the Lent, even though there is no sanctioned carnival tradition in the Orthodox Church. The Lent celebrations, like Kukeri or jumping over fires, were and are very much frowned upon by the Church. The only similarity to Halloween are the scary masques.

Not even a pandemic slows the Coloured Invasion

While the COVID-19 pandemic completely overshadowed the issue of migration to Europe in the media that does not mean migration slowed down. The report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Eurostat, and Frontex shows that the number of asylum applications in some EU countries increased.

Family Friendly Hungary doubles marriages

Hungary’s pro-family policies are getting results and could help dramatically boost the country’s birth rate over the coming years. The rate of marriages has risen sharply in Hungary since the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán assumed office in 2010, according to the figures published by the European Union’s statistical agency Eurostat. The figures, going back to 1960, break down the number of marriages per 1,000 people in the EU.
According to the data, the European Union average is 4.5 marriages per 1,000 people per year, and those numbers have not shown significant changes in the past 20 years.