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Survey of key Western countries finds US "still perceived as the most influential actor in the world" BUT 'respondents predict its influence will decline sharply over the next 5 years"

per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: "Younger people generally have a less positive view than their elders of US influence in the world" per @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022
More: @gmfus' #TransatlanticTrends2022 finds "A clear majority of respondents in #Europe approve of
[@POTUS @JoeBiden's] handling of international affairs, w/approval highest in #Poland & lowest in #Türkiye"
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Thursday 29 September
Day 218 of #Russia's war on #Ukraine and the start of another daily thread.

Quite a lot of late news yesterday. To catch up on what you missed, click and scroll through yesterday's 🧵

Some breaking news to start with and #Sweden says it has found a 4th leak on the Nord Stream pipeline.

Previously 3 leaks were found on the gas link from #Russia to #Germany, caused by sabotage.

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine
More threats on neighbours by #Russia

This time the leader of the "A Just Russia.." party targets #Kazakhstan.

Sergey Mironov threatens (military) intervention after "seeing manifestations of #Russophobia..
The persecution of Russian-speaking citizens will inevitably begin"🤡
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🧵🚨 Gazprom 🇷🇺rejects Naftogaz 🇺🇦 demand for arbitration due to "unfriendly" arbitration environment in Switzerland 🇨🇭. This means we might be looking at ZERO #Russia gas to Europe this winter. 1/x
3 #NordStream pipes are severely damaged due to this week's explosions, technically 1 pipe of #NS2 could work, but not likely anytime soon. Hard to imagine #Germany 🇩🇪 will agree to use it. 2/x
tagesspiegel.de/wirtschaft/eu-…
We were already looking at no gas via #NordStream this winter, but adding a 2009 Russo-Ukraine gas dispute style event is cause for concern for some EU member states, like #Italy 🇮🇹 when they are in process of forming their next government. 3/x
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Welcome to Wednesday's daily🧵covering all the news from #Russia's war of choice.

The Kremlin hopes to mobilise 1m "soldiers" to fight the losing battle. To defend their homeland, #Ukraine troops need winter gear. Please help us reach £10k target

crowdfunder.co.uk/p/save-ukraine…
Today is Day 217.
Yesterday saw the "results" of the fixed and illegal referenda, blank voting papers, stolen toilets, empty passenger jets heading into #Russia and much more.

Missed it? No problem - scroll though from here:
#StopRussia #SaveUkraine

One of the most important pieces of news came late last night and that is #Italy's confirmed commitment to #Ukraine despite the change of government.

#StandWithUkraine #StopRussia #RussiaIsATerroristState

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The (likely) blowing up of Nordstream pipelines, outside of the Danish island Bornholm, alters the strategic game, in #Europe , in a very dangerous manner.

It also seems obvious, like I warned 👇, that President Putin is playing a "long game". Thread 1/11
mtmalinen.substack.com/p/the-russo-uk…
It's not yet clear who blew the pipelines up, but it opens the possibility of sabotage of other pipelines, especially the Nordic gas infrastructure, which supplies 25% of European gas.

Could this be the strategy?
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@AndreasSteno
Russia also plans to sanction Naftogas (Ukraine), which would jeopardize gas flows to Europe and especially to northern Italy.

The likely aim: destabilize already unstable Italy, leaving the country two options: lockdown or strike a deal with Russia.
3/
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It took 4 months of fermentation, but I made my own garum (or more accurately, liquamen).

I can now confirm it was under the supervision of Sally Grainger, world's leading authority on the subject, author of The Story of Garum.
Here's how I did it...
🐟🧵
I started with small, whole sardines, purchased frozen and then left to thaw (from a Portuguese grocery in #Montreal)
Then I added salt, "Pope's Salt" from Cervia in #Italy, but any sea salt will do: 20% of the weight of the fish, or 77 grams. #garum
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Hello again, nice to see you here for Tuesday's daily thread on #Russia's illegal war against its peaceful neighbour.

Day 216 of #Ukraine's Resistance. Also the last day of "voting" in the sham (illegal) referenda in Occupied parts of Ukraine

All the news, events and analysis⬇️
If you missed anything yesterday, here's the start of Monday's thread. Scroll at your leisure!

The British Intelligence daily update is out and it covers Putin's immediate plans over the fixed "votes" in 4 of #Ukraine's partially occupied regions.

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine
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🇪🇺 reaction to yesterday's 🇮🇹 election, which has paved the way for #Italy's first far-right leader since Mussolini:

We are likely to see something similar to 2018 when the populist 5 Stars won - an initial effort to appeal to #Meloni's pro-EU instincts and not to isolate her.
What happened in #Italy yesterday isn't an isolated case.

Across Europe, far-right parties that trace their roots to Fascist movements of the early 20th century are rebranding with a softer face and scoring big electoral wins, as the #Sweden Democrats did 2 weeks ago.
The reaction in Europe: the center has been mostly quiet with no one wanting to criticise #Meloni directly. But some elected leaders have issued general warnings.

"Populism always ends in catastrophe," says #Spain's centre-left foreign minister.
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Votes being counted.

#Italy is returning to its fascist roots of WWII with the installation of "Ms. Mussolini" as Prime Minister right now.

The fascist event twisting the European Union is dangerously in the midst of its other challenges ...
2) (Putin's invasion of Ukraine bordering the EU, Erdoğan's Turkey in a tenuous relationship, Britain's BREXIT still roiling Europe, authoritarian tyrant Orbán's Hungary inside the EU, and Putin's threats of expansion into nearby EU and pre-EU countries). ...
3) Fascism and authoritarian tyranny in Europe has created two World Wars. The USA was blissfully isolated by geography during the first world wars—between two oceans on the east and west, and large single friendly countries north and south—but ...
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Polls have just closed in the #ItalianElection, here is the exit poll just published. Image
If these exit polls are correct, the far-right has a solid basis to form a governing coalition in #Italy.

Brothers of Italy has performed on the low end of what polls were predicting but are still the clear winners of today's #ItalianElection.
Here's the full breakdown of the #ItalianElection exit poll by party:

RIGHT (total 43.5%)
FdI (Meloni): 25%
Lega (Salvini): 11.5%
FI (Berlusconi): 7%

LEFT (total 26%)
PD: 20%
SI/Greens: 3.5%
+Eur: 2.5%

POPULIST
5MS: 15.5%

CENTRE
Azione/Italia Viva: 7%
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JUST IN: Giorgia Meloni is expected to become Italy's first woman prime minister even as Italians were voting in the election held on Sunday. Meloni gaining power would mark the return of Italy's most right-wing government since World War Two.
A right-wing alliance led by Meloni's Brothers of Italy party seems to be set for a clear victory as per the last opinion polls published two weeks ago. But, there is scope for surprises too.
Polls began at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) and voting will continue until 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) when exit polls will be published. Meloni would be the obvious candidate for the PM post as leader of an alliance that also features former premier Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia.
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As women in iran lead a feminist revolution against fascists and theocrats in their country feministgiant.com/p/essay-women-…
Italians are about to elect into power a woman who upholds fascism and theocracy.

Do not be fooled by the "first woman prime minister" description of #GiorgiaMeloni. She is no feminist.

She is a fascist who prefers ‘Mother, Italian, Christian.' #Italy

france24.com/en/europe/2022…
Feminism aims a Molotov cocktail at the powers that uphold patriarchy and promises to obliterate them; it does not promise to support a woman simply because she is a woman. #Italy #GiorgiaMeloni
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1/. “We know fascism is possible because it happened before”

On Sunday, #Italy looks set to elect a right-wing coalition led by the far-right Brothers of Italy (#FratellidItalia)

Giorgia Melloni, may become Italy’s first far-right leader since Mussolini
reuters.com/world/europe/r…
2/. “After our victory, you can raise your heads & finally say what you always believed” #GiorgiaMeloni

Italy has seen ‘a revisionism of fascism’, fuelled by talkshows & newspapers

Some say that if Mussolini were to return, Italians would re-elect him
3/. “I think Mussolini was a good politician. Everything he did, he did it for Italy. There haven’t been politicians like him in the last 50 years”

Georgia Meloni speaking in 1996 as a 19 year-old far-right activist
#GeorgiaMeloni #italyelections #Fascism
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#Poland🇵🇱, #Italy🇮🇹 and #Denmark's🇩🇰 respective declarations of intervention are now available on the #ICJ's website:
icj-cij.org/public/files/c…
icj-cij.org/public/files/c…
icj-cij.org/public/files/c…
Some observations 🪡 #Ukraine #Russia 1/27
To begin all three states invoke their "right" to intervene under art 63 of the Statute, while Denmark and Italy also invoke the nature of obligations in the Genocide Convention. All three also try to add their respective personal touches. 2/
🇵🇱 invokes its "history of supporting efforts to prevent and punish genocide", following "genocide perpetrated on Polish nationals during [WWII] by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (the predecessor of [Russia])", while noting Soviet perpetrators were never held to account. 3/
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#Ministerivastuu #demarit
@anttirinneexpj - Maksatko Antti, osamaksulla +korot, vai mitataanko omaisuus.
€8 miljardia mahtuu tiukkaan pakattuina satasina, kahdeksaan rekka-autoon.
@anttirinneexpj #IS kävi läpi #hallitus­ -neuvotteluiden ennätysmäiset kulut – irtokarkeilla ja suklaalla herkuteltiin
yli 3000 euron edestä | 31.10.2019
- #Loppulasku oli 595396 euroa, kun eduskunta oli budjetoinut hallitusneuvotteluihin 180000 euroa.
is.fi/politiikka/art…
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Στα αποδυτήρια, πριν τον αγώνα Ιταλία - Σερβία

Poz προς παίκτες: Έχω μόνο 40€. Έτσι, συμβολικά...
Θέλω να μαντέψει κάποιος απ’ εσάς, σε ποια στατιστική κατηγορία η ομάδα μας είναι 1η στο Ευρωμπάσκετ…

Απαντούν: 3ποντα, ριμπάουντ...

#EuroBasket #ευρωμπασκετ #ITASRB

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Πάει στον Pajola (όχι τυχαία, το παιδί παίζει άμυνα σεμινάριο), του λέει ο Παγιόλα «το σκέφτομαι»

Poz: Έχουμε χρόνο μέχρι τις 8:15, μην ανησυχείτε (το ματς με Σερβία ξεκινούσε στις 6)...

Πετάγεται ο Tessitori (12ος/πήγε ως αντι-Γκαλινάρι) απαντά: Στην άμυνα είμαστε 1οι!

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Poz: Ισχύει! Είμαστε 1οι στην άμυνα σε όλο το EuroBasket!
Σήμερα (με τη Σερβία) παίζουμε άμυνα και το διασκεδάζουμε στην επίθεση!

Η συνέχεια, πλέον, γνωστή...

#locker_room #EuroBasket #ευρωμπασκετ #ITASRB #Pozzecco #Italia #Italy🇮🇹🏀

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While pollsters and pundits gave an advantage to the center-left sitting government in #Sweden's elections, results have edged to the right, irrespective of the final count. This is not a surprise to an Italian, but frankly it should surprise no one. aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/12… (/)
Here in #Italy there has always been a "skew" between polls and actual results, quite understandable in a country where the main stream media are firmly in the hands of the left wing establishment: there is actually a channel which was built to order by State television, Rai3.(/)
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I’ve been to Lago di Garda in northern #Italy—spectacular! (olive trees and lemons on a blue lake with the Dolomites looming).
Seeing the bicycle route they've built since makes me want to go back.
🧵 global bike path #bucketlist
Submarine cycling.
In Limburg, #Belgium, the Bokrijk bike path takes you below the surface of a lake in a national park...from a distance, it looks like bike riders’ heads are plowing through the water at speed.
Another Belgian stunner.

Fietsen door de Bomen, "Cycling through the trees," a corkscrewing bike path that takes you up to the treetops in a park in Limburg, #Belgium
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for personal reasons, I was checking on an interesting site maintained by the #EU:single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/single-market/…
Apparently, there has been a drive to make it simple to register for business in any EU country. But check what I wrote against the official wording: (/)
"register for business" is different from "Starting a business". One thing is getting a VAT number, a local tax code and provide an address. Actually STARTING a business, and I have been involved in that, it's a different kettle of fish. But, out of curiosity, I checked. (/)
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1. #Italy is going through a devastating economic crisis,millions live in poverty,our #PublicHealthSystem is collapsing,and yet our government will increase our #MilitarySpending dramatically.
Most of Italian media don't dare to say: we can't afford to spend so much
2. as a journalist,I was relieved when reading the #WikiLeaks cables: they provide evidence that between 2001 and Feb2010, both right-wing and centerleft Italian governments resisted US pressures to increase #Italy's #MilitarySpending to 2% GDP. BUT now, things will change
3. #Italy will increase its #MilitarySpending dramatically,no matter millions live in poverty and poverty will skyrocket, no matter our hospitals are collapsing,after #Covid.
Most of the Italian media don't dare to say: we shouldn't spend so much for weapons,we can't afford it
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Let's talk electricity.

Europe is in danger of rolling electricity shortages from what I call a crisis of confidence.

I will explain why, back it with data & kindly ask YOU to share it as the fix lies in voting for balanced policies. We must adapt, urgently!

1/n
#Electricity
For those of you short of time, attached a brief summary of the issue at hand.

I was asked to compare the 1970ies energy crisis with today's for a Turkish newspaper. My answer below.

For those of you with time, please read on.

2/n #Greenflation #Stagflation @WifeyAlpha ImageImageImageImage
The European electricity grid is a modern miracle. It is the largest synchronous electrical grid (by connected power) in the world. It interconnects 520 million end-customers in 32 countries, including non-European Union members such as Morocco or Turkey.

3/n Image
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2 children on the boat have died in recent days -- and the health of others are deteriorating.

To ignore such a tragedy, just off #Malta's coast, represents an unspeakable lack of humanity.

Time for someone to step up, @MaltaGov.
@MaltaGov That Syrians are still fleeing for #Europe is no surprise, particularly those in #Lebanon where authorities are preparing to *illegally force* them back to #Syria.

5+ million #Syria refugees remain in neighboring states & polling suggests ~0.5% would consider an eventual return.
@MaltaGov Why do almost all #Syria refugees refuse to consider any future return to #Syria?

The answer is obvious when you glance across basic facts -- see this thread from last week:

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The beginning of the #EU decline has begun and the severe crisis hasn't started yet. #Germany is compensating a part of the cost of energy with the population with 62 billion Euros, #France with 43 bn, #Italy with 50 bn and so on. All to please the #US. This can't last for long.
Every single EU nation is paying large sums to cover their foolish political decisions. If the #EU want to cut the source of energy from #Russia, it shld think of a long-term plan that doesn't shake the energy & food sec worldwide. Food will be available but too expensive to buy.
W/o energy, the #EU industry will suffer dearly. People will lose their jobs & strikes will paralyse countries. The #US will "feel sorry" for us. We don't know what to do with its feeling. To protect the US empire, nations shld die. However, the decline of the empire is not far.
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Thread: 4 September 2022: Day 193 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia continues to suffer "combat fatigue and high casualties" in #Ukraine, leading to low morale and "discipline issues". Problems with pay is a big issue for the Russian Army, as well as lacking basics like food, arms, and even uniforms.
Great map by @bradyafr of #Ukraine's use of HIMARS to ravage #Russia's logistics system.
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