Gates of Vienna January 9 2011
by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, with translation by JLH
Just a few weeks ago, a delegation of politicians from the new European Right visited Israel and met with leading Israeli politicians and members of the Knesset. Ayoub Kara, a deputy minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, a member of the Likud, and one of Netanyahu’s confidants, came to Vienna on a return visit. Already in Israel, the leader of the FPÖ (Freedom Party), Heinz-Christian Strache, had extended the invitation to Ayoub Kara, which was taken up immediately.
Kathimerini January 8 2011
By Robert Ellis
There is considerable concern in European Union circles about the future of Turkey’s accession process, which is inextricably linked with a solution to the Cyprus question. Four foreign ministers, from Sweden, Italy, the UK and Finland, have promoted Turkey’s membership in The New York Times, but if they were addressing an American audience, their appeal must have fallen on deaf ears, WikiLeaks or no WikiLeaks.
EuropeNews December 24 2010
Here at EuropeNews, we are taking time off for celebrating Christmas with friends and family. While the need to stay vigilant for freedom isn't over, it is good to take some time off and for a while let the pure joy of Christmas blow fears and worries away. Below the break is a bit of Christmas music, recommended for all.
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