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#BREAKING: Angry over his inability to drag #NATO into #Syrian war, dictator #Erdogan has ordered #Turkish security forces to open borders and let #Syrian refugees travel freely to #EU among them there are hundreds of #ISIL members which #Turkey recently released in NE #Syria!
#BREAKING: This video is reported to be showing the first group of #Syrian refugees walking toward #Europe after #Turkish Gendarmerie opened the borders on order of #Erdogan. There are #ISIL members among them who are recently released from the #SDF's prison camps in NE #Syria.
They are on their ways to #Europe now. Tens of thousands of refugees from #Syria, #Afghanistan, #Pakistan & other countries are now walking toward the borders with #Bulgaria to immigrate to their future home, #Germany! They are thankful of #Erdogan!
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1/8: David Frost’s Brussels speech was an intelligent exposition of his view on the EU & an important explanation of #Brexit thinking in the new UK government: asserting the indivisible #sovereignty of the European nation state & the primacy of political identity over the market.
2/8: But, rooted in the 18th century thought of Edmund #Burke (ironically Irish), his argument bypassed the tragic history of how these independent & “revered” nation states behaved towards each other in the 20th century. And the low confidence in today’s national governments.
3/8: Many of us who take a more favourable view of the #EU recognise the overreach & democratic distance of its institutions. But surveying history, today’s world & the scale of European nations, we believe close, structured collaboration between them remains essential.
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There's been a story in a UK tabloid (that I won't name), and @BBCRadio4 of all places; that #rocket #salad causes #cancer due to high levels of #nitrates in the leaves. Here's my take, and what's wrong with the thinking behind it.

A thread.

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It's true, #rocket #leaves are hyperaccumulators of #nitrates ; this isn't anything new. It's been known for a long time. Other crops with high nitrate content include #spinach and #watercress

2/12
Nitrate content varies according to where the #crop is grown, and is closely tied to the soil #plants are grown in, and the amount of #light they receive. Rocket leaves grown in #winter have higher nitrate content than those grown in #summer

3/12
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You know how there are certain PR companies dealing with and managing “Crises”? Well, there are also those who’s job is “Crises Creation” for public perception. It seems #Turkey has recruited #USA MSM, #CNN, on #Idlib #Syria issue against #Russia.
Now with the relations with #Russia souring on #Idlib, time to play the “Refugees Card” for #Turkey
Another way to put it: #Turkey has “Weaponized” refugees. “If #EU doesn’t do X we’ll unleash hundreds of thousands of refugees on them” if #EU doesn’t do Y we’ll send them boat load of #Syria refugees... Getting tiresome and old. No?
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#Draadje
De BELANGRIJKSTE punten uit de #CETA-speech van @thierrybaudet. De #EU onderhandelt namens 27(26) landen en dus NIET namens #Nederland.
#OneSizeFitsNoOne
Vergelijkbaar probleem: de #ECB KAN geen rentevoet vaststellen die voor elk EU-land goed is.
#Nederland wordt nu al gedwarsboomd BINNEN de #EU
Voorbeeld: #Frankrijk zorgde dat de NL #pulsvisserij kapot werd gemaakt. #CETA is een ondermijning van onze #democratie en #soevereiniteit.
De #anywheres profiteren, de #somewheres verliezen hun stem.
Kunnen we na #CETA nog voorwaarden stellen aan producten uit Canada? We geven iets weg wat we NOOIT meer terug kunnen krijgen. Lobbyisten van #multinationals krijgen NOG MEER invloed ten koste van de gewone burgers. De weg ligt open voor #procedeerclubs als #Urgenda.
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Great to be @MiddleEastInst for an event on #EU-#MiddleEast relations with @AlexVatanka, Przemyslaw Osiewicz and @KianpourWorld. What do changes in EU personnel and the new @EU_Commission mean for EU-MENA relations?
Listen to our own MENA episode on Europe and #Iran here: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eur…
What are the main issues in MENA region for EU?
1) #MiddleEast Peace Plan
2) Iran
3) #Libya
4) #Syria

For reference, here is Osiewicz's latest MEI piece: mei.edu/publications/e…
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Dove into the @EU_Commission leaked document on "Europe fit for the digital age".

It went something like 💎💻👏🏼🤷🏼‍♀️🇪🇺 🧩...🤦🏼‍♀️ Some Q&D thoughts below.

euractiv.com/wp-content/upl…? 1/11
🎶P L O N K S N A P 🎶

That is the sounds of yet another policy paper falling into the "Fourth Revolution Trap" by repeating the flawed idea that technological progress is somehow inevitable or that #tech development is linear rather than a deliberate social process. 2/11
..Like I don't know, the process happening in one o/t most important #European political Institutions: its Commission?

It's painful to see the Commission repeating this narrative.

Painful as in watching-Musk-say-his-bodged-cybertruck-demo-is-somehow-not-his-fault painful. 3/11
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#ChineseMetal #Steel #Iron
A Closer Look At China's Iron And Steel Production | The Earth's Riches | Spark


#CO2
#GlobalWarmingHoax
Warum ein Dortmunder Stahlwerk nun in China in die Krise schlittert
Als die Chinesen in Dortmund ein ganzes Stahlwerk einpackten, war das ein Symbol für die Globalisierung.

stern.de/wirtschaft/new…

#GlobalWarmingHoax 🤣
Shagang Group drew the world's attention in 2001 when it acquired a steel mill (the Dortmund-Hörde plant) from German industrial giant #ThyssenKrupp for 30 million euros and shipped its equipment to #China where it was reassembled and resumed operation.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shagang_G…
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1.We are about to examine many of the connections of #Romney > Intel agencies, #Ukraine, Iran, China, 911, NAFTA,#BainCapitol, #Maxwell, Guinness, Bibi, Branson, #NXIVM, Bushes, Cartels, EU, Virgin Cruises, Clintons..+ #WeAreTheNewsNow #Mittens #Clowns @POTUS #Qanon
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@POTUS 2. Is Bain #C_A front? After all the clowns like to use wealthy people as it’s front companies such as Summit Aviation (DuPonts), CMC (World Trade Centers, Bronfmans), & others like Air America, and US Aid.
Let us take a look…#Clowns #Mittens #BainCapitol
@POTUS 3..Let us start here #Mittens #Romney #WeAreTheNewsNow H/t @liltilgerli
Endurance Specialty Holdings
Golden gate Capital
CCG INVESTMENT FUND
10 Mitt Romney Scandals That Shouldn’t Be Forgotten nationalmemo.com/10-forgotten-s…
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#Turkey-#Russia: Is the Marriage of Convenience Nearing the End?” with #SibelEdmonds via #Newsbud
The Litmus Test on #Russia-#Turkey Relations: From #Syria & #Libya to Ukraine & #Crimea. Watch the exclusive program with Sibel Edmonds via #Newsbud Only (Full Episode): bit.ly/2Ss8alZ
To Join My Community and Tune into All My Videos-Analyses-Articles Subscribe to #Newsbud Here: newsbud.com/subscribe-2/
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Nach-#Brexit-Wiederholung: Brüssel ist nicht nur #EU, von-der-Leyenland und Hauptstadt des Bieres. Die Stadt ist Hauptstadt des Bieres. Die Preise sind moderat, die Kneipen sind schön. Die moderne Kirche in Brüssel heißt heute Hopfen. Wir preisen Matonge. Jenes Viertel, welches
entspannt Mittelschichten post-kolonial mit Freude versorgt. Untappd ist mehr social als wie die Beer Week. Rudelalkoholiker erzwingen einen neuen Gaumen. Andererseits ist jede Rückkehr zu einem kulinarischen Arts and Crafts für immer verbaut.
Der Wunsch nach dem Geschmack zeigt aber auch die Enteignung des Schmeckens in den besoffenen Industrieländern. Beten wir, dass jede Beichte an den Staat bald ein Ende hat. Knien wir, auf dass der CO2-Ausstoss nicht zur Abtötung der Zungen führe.
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1/3: The British government statement yesterday on the future relationship with #EU marks a significant & disturbing turning point. It’s antagonistic tone suggests a fundamental shift in national posture away from long established support for multilateralism and open trade.
2/3: UK text includes no mention of shared values & goals with other European democracies beyond “friendly cooperation”. Nor of the importance of an international rules based system... but simplistic, misleading language on recovery of “full economic & political independence”.
3/3: There’s a gulf between the narrow UK statement & the EU document setting out goals for an ambitious & comprehensive partnership. Even allowing for political posturing & negotiating tactics we should be concerned about where this is heading.
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#Europe high representative should condemn four decades of crimes by the #Iranian regime &question its November killings, the massacre of political prisoners.
@JosepBorrellF
@eu_eeas
#HumanRights #FreeIranProtesters #IranProtests
@JosepBorrellF @eu_eeas The #EU High Rep.@JosepBorrellF will travel to Tehran on Monday, in a trip that will add insult to injury for the Iranian people, particularly after a violent and bloody suppression of the nationwide #IranProtests in Nov.&the crackdown on student protests in January.@eu_eeas
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LIVE NOW | @CrisisGroup’s #WatchList2020 Part 2
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🔸 Panel discussion on how the EU can act better for peace, with @FedericaMog and @Rob_Malley, moderated by @NicolePirozzi twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
@FedericaMog @Rob_Malley @NicolePirozzi For @FedericaMog, the biggest challenges to the EU in #WatchList2020 will be Iran-US escalation, and how this is giving new space for #ISIS; and the multiple layers of conflict in 🇱🇾#Libya.
@FedericaMog @Rob_Malley @NicolePirozzi Recent #US actions expose weaknesses & open opportunities for EU, says @Rob_Malley.

⇨Diplomatically, can EU play a role between US & Iran?
⇨Financially, can EU limit exposure to the reach of US sanctions?
⇨Militarily, eg after a US exit from Iraq, can EU reduce vulnerability?
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So, #EU #5G #toolbox is out.
ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/d…

IMHO, excellent work. Seriously.

What becomes crystal clear, though: 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲, 𝗔 𝗟𝗢𝗧. In the future they will have to... [Thread]
+ continuously assess the risk of deploying particular 5G network equipment and restrict/prohibit if necessary. (p20)

+ audit MNOs at an "in-depth technical level" (p20)

+ assess operators' sourcing strategy and the involvement of 3rd party suppliers (p20)
+ assess to what extent an operator implemented baseline technical network security measures (p20)

+ "perform rigorous assessments of the risk profile of all relevant suppliers at national level" (p21)

+ assess/restrict whether MNOs rely on Managed Service Providers (p21)
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The Trump administration's policies, which affect Europe without taking into account its views, sharpen the case for a more sovereign European foreign policy.

Our #WatchList2020 lists 10 countries where swift action by the #EU can help build peace. /1
bit.ly/WatchList20
As #Burkina Faso’s rural conflict rages, creating an urgent humanitarian crisis, the country is also beset by urban unrest.

The EU and member states should lend support to election preparation and encourage the government to devote energy to the crisis in the countryside. /2
Tensions are mounting between the DRC’s neighbouring countries, Burundi, Uganda and Rwanda, which could compound the country’s security challenges.

The EU should encourage President Tshisekedi to reinvigorate diplomatic efforts. /3

For more, see bit.ly/Africab150
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Ask yourself does [#AS] look like a confident man to you??
Blunt & Direct Time.
Adam #SCHIFF is a traitor to our country.
Leaker.
NAT SEC.
EVIL.
Tick Tock.
Hope the $7.8mm was worth it.
Enjoy the show.



#WeAreTheNewsNow #Ukraine #Pelosi
2. Surprise! #Pelosi #Schiff and #Soros connected to Pasternak #Ukrainian Arms Dealer @POTUS #WeAreTheNewsNow

dcdirtylaundry.com/surprise-pelos…
@POTUS 3.Just for reference..
#Flashback > Anybody else see the pattern???
#Pelosi brags about visiting #NK #NothingToSeeHere

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1/ Dutch intelligence service @AIVD is getting a new director. The MSM and their 🤡 will have you believe this director is a left-wing nutcase and responsible for the ruining of the Dutch police force. DEFINE PROJECTION.

#qanon #wwg1wga #greatawakening #fakenews
2/ This is not the case, however. The new AIVD director, Erik Akerboom, is anything but a left-wing nutcase. In fact, he is fiercely anti-government and has been very vocal about the decimation of the Dutch police force, by the Dutch gov

#qanon #wwg1wga #greatawakening #fakenews
3/ Erik Akerboom comes in only ONE YEAR after the previous director, Dick Schoof, had been appointed AIVD director. One whole year. Really guys?

#qanon #wwg1wga #greatawakening #fakenews
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@realDonaldTrump Flashback Quote from 9 senior British senior officers:

We, the undersigned have all held senior commands.
Including fighting commands across the spectrum in her majesty service.
We believe that #PresidentTrump asked a valid Question, and that it deserves a...
@realDonaldTrump ..serious reply. In #GreatBrittans case the following points are a frame work for that reply.
They call for a 10 year program of rebuilding and realignment to begin with the eminent modernization defense report that must reflect the scale of responsibilities.
We respectfully
@realDonaldTrump ..remind the prime minister that uniquely in government, she and her ministers do not control how much money is needed to provide adequate defense of the realm.
Our potential enemy determine how much money is needed.
This is an eternal truth there is no waver.
President
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When comparing positions of #EP / Commission & Croatian non-paper on #CoFoE one can identify a number of open questions & points of contention. Here thread with a non-exhaustive list of 14 main issues/questions that still need to be addressed/settled:
(1) How exactly to involve citizens in #CoFoE? Citizens' Agoras, Citizens' Dialogues, Citizens' Assemblies?; (2) How binding are results of citizens involvement for deliberations in Conference Plenary? (3) How to (actively) involve/include citizens in (final) plenary meetings?
(4) Are there basic common rules for citizens deliberations at national level? And is there a mechanism to monitor & improve national debates/deliberations? (5) How to foster national debates & how to structurally link them to transnational debates in #CoFoE?
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1. The mess in #Libya is at least as complex as the mess in #Afghanistan: In Afghanistan the #Kabul-government, supported by #NATO, controls little more than Kabul.

In #Libya "Prime Minister" Fayez #Sarraj only controls a small part in the North, around #Tripoli.

#AnneWill
2. While Khalifa #Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (#LNA), controls the larger part of #Libya. He does not control greater #Tripoli and in the South local warlords rule.

#AnneWill #LibyaConference
3. To make things more messy:
The "Prime Minister of Tripolis", Fayez #Sarraj, is supported by
#Turkey (troops in Libya)
#Germany
#EU
#Italy
#Qatar
#UN

#Haftar is supported by
#SaudiArabia
#UAE
#Egypt
#Russia (RUS mercenaries in Libya)
#France (#NATO-partner & #EU)

#AnneWill
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1/10: We are 12 days from legal #Brexit. What will happen on 31 Jan? What will it feel like on 1 Feb? More important, what will happen after that? In a nutshell, nothing will change & everything will change. And harder choices lie ahead. Thread of 10...
2/10: On 31 Jan BJ will declare #Brexit done & hail a brave new world. Big Ben may bong. Flags will come down. But on 1 Feb we will wake to an eerily familiar world. Until Dec 31 at least all rights & obligations of EU membership continue, though we will not be at the table..
3/10: Ministers will soon say that the fact the sky has not fallen in after we have ”got #Brexit done” proves “doomsters & gloomsters” wrong. They will try to shift public debate on to other things. But Brexit will still be there & will not be done..
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THREAD | The #EU #Japan deal creates a trading zone comprising 635 million people and a third of global GDP. The agreement, which is also the first trade deal to include a specific commitment to the Paris Accords on climate change, will now come into force on 1 February 2019
Cheaper wine cheese for Japan, cheaper cars for the EU part of what the EU-Japan trade deal, now in force, means. The world's biggest such deal, it covers nearly a third of global GDP and 635 million people. ... It comes as a trade war rages between US and China continues
Why do you think @NissanUK @Nissan will want to stay in the UK in #Sunderland they won’t there is no motivation for them to do that including @Tesla
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