Dagelijkse archieven: 9 februari 2017


Rabobank-topeconomen: ‘EU staat aan rand van afgrond’

Aangeleverd door: Sam Jansen

Rabobank-topeconomen: ‘EU staat aan rand van afgrond, valt door besluiteloosheid uit elkaar’

Aldus Barbara Baarsma en Wim Boonstra

Bron: The Post Online

Omdat alle regeringsleider belangrijke besluiten en kwesties steeds voor zich uitschuiven zal de Europese Unie uiteindleijk aan besluiteloosheid ten onder gaan. Dit stellen Rabobank-topeconomen Barbara Baarsma en Wim Boonstra in De Financiele Telefraaf. Volgens de economen is de Brexit een voorbode van de desintegratie van de EU.

“De EU is te besluiteloos. Als je blijft doormodderen raakt het vanzelf verbrokkeld. We moeten met de EU óf een versnelling hoger óf een andere keuze maken”, aldus de twee economen.

Als mogelijk alternatief voor zo’n besluit noemen de twee economen een kerngroep van de sterke noordelijke eurolanden als voorbeeld. Zuidelijke economisch zwakke landen als Portugal, Italië en Griekenland stappen dan uit de euro.

Boonstra, hoofdeconoom van de Rabobank-groep vreest vooral de opkomst van anti-Europa partijen. Volgens hem is de Brexit gebaseerd op “alternatieve feiten” en is het  “een fabeltje dat je zomaar een streep door de Europese integratie kunt zetten en dat dat niks kost. Nederland is verweven met die integratie en we hebben er van geprofiteerd.”

Volgens Baarsma is het “opbreekscenario van Nederland uit de EU buitengewoon kostbaar. Vooral als Nederland toegang tot de interne markt zou verliezen.” Zij noemt het van belang dat mensen “niet het beeld voorgespiegeld krijgen dat het niks kost om de EU op te breken.”


16 European Nations Join Together to Defend Continent’s Borders, Say EU Has Failed

16 European Nations Join Together to Defend Continent’s Borders, Say EU Has Failed

Austria is joining forces with 15 other Eastern European countries to stem the flow of migrants northwards, as they believe the European Union (EU) has failed in its duty to protect the region’s borders.

Under the banner of the Balkan Frontier Defence Project, the countries will ensure that their police and military forces are in constant contact to ensure the vigilant protection of the national borders northwards of Greece, and repelling illegal immigrants from those borders.

Austrian Defence Minister Hans-Peter Doskozil (SPÖ), told Die Welt: “We do not believe that the EU’s external borders are adequately protected so far by the EU. That is why Austria, together with 15 other countries along the Balkan route and the Visegrád states, is planning a close cooperation in the framework of a new Balkan frontier defence project.

“If there is a mass influx of migrants, the states involved in the border protection initiative want to be able to act quickly. In the event of a crisis, we will work towards a common situation using clearly defined contacts and a regular exchange of information between the police and military heads of the countries involved.”

To strengthen Austria’s capacity to respond, the minister is also working on a change in the law which would allow the country to send troops abroad. Currently, Austrian troops can only be dispatched for humanitarian missions, but he said the government would like to widen their scope.

“Austria is ready to offer countries both inside and outside the EU, not only for humanitarian reasons but also for the protection of their borders, if these countries ask us to do so and we have sufficient capacities,” he said.

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IS(IS) schiet raketten af op Israël ( Eilat )

Aangeleverd door: It’s Me

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Klik:>The Islamic State Fires Rockets On Israeli Resort Of Eilat In Rare Attack On Jewish State From Egypt

by Geoffrey Grider

The Islamic State group said Thursday that it fired rockets at the Israeli resort of Eilat from the Sinai Peninsula in a rare attack on the Jewish state from Egyptian territory.

The Israeli army said there were no casualties from Wednesday evening’s rocket fire — three of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system and a fourth fell short of the town.

A few hours later, two Palestinians were killed elsewhere in the Sinai. The Islamist Hamas movement which rules Gaza said it was an Israeli air strike. The Israeli army denied carrying out any such action.

4 rockets from Egypt’s Sinai targeting southern Israel, 3 intercepted

“Thanks to God alone, a military platoon fired several Grad rockets yesterday” towards Eilat, the jihadists’ Egyptian affiliate said in a statement circulated on social media.

It was the first time since 2015 that rockets had been fired at Israel from Egypt, said Ely Karmon, senior research scholar at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

Egypt is one of just two Arab countries that have signed a peace treaty with the Jewish state.

ISIS has been waging a deadly insurgency against Egyptian security forces in the Sinai but it has rarely attempted attacks against Israel.

A few hours after the rocket attack, two Palestinians died elsewhere in the Sinai near the border with Gaza.

Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs territory, said the two men were hit by an Israeli air strike just inside Egypt.

Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner denied any involvement in the strike. There was no comment from the Egyptian government. The vast Sinai Peninsula borders both Israel and Gaza, although more than 200 kilometres (125 miles) separates Eilat from the site of the alleged Israeli strike. source

Geoffrey Grider | February 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm | Categories: The Big Story | URL: http://wp.me/p1kFP6-cvR

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