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Stoltenberg Tells Erdogan “the time has come” to let Sweden into NATO

NATO is not a defensive alliance. And it never has been. Stoltenberg told The Associated Press that he urged Turkey to finalize the process as he met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday on the sidelines of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai. “I met with President Erdogan this morning and I reiterated my […]

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Turkey tells NATO that Sweden won’t join at next NATO meeting

Hungary has not endorsed Sweden’s entry either Ratification of Sweden’s Membership will not be completed in time for this most recent meeting (taking place over the next two days) Turkey has informed NATO that ratification of Sweden’s membership bid will not be completed in time to allow the country’s accession ceremony at a meeting of […]

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A populist leftist wins in Slovakia

Interesting that it’s reported he’s a left populist- His party is not the west leaning liberal party.. So leftists and liberals are not the same. I would agree with that. The Liberals, here in Canada, are technocrats or autocrats. They aren’t leftists, though they are certainly Liberal A populist former prime minister and his leftist […]

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Hungary’s parliament fails to vote on Sweden’s NATO membership

Link TO BE DELAYED TO FALL The vote on Sweden’s accession to NATO was delayed after members of the ruling party, which has a two-thirds majority in parliament, failed to show up for the meeting. Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, said on July 11 that ratification of Sweden’s NATO membership […]

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Zelensky’s Idea to Blow Up Hungarian Pipeline?

Germany was sure quiet when US blew up Northstream- Perhaps, Zelensky was just recycling strategy from the Biden play book Washington Post But behind closed doors, Ukraine’s leader has proposed going in a more audacious direction — occupying Russian villages to gain leverage over Moscow, bombing a pipeline that transfers Russian oil to Hungary, a […]

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Ukraine Dumps Grain on Neighbours- EU Discontent

Fanciful: Ukraine was ‘feeding the world”- Reality is Ukraine is undermining it’s neighbours. Why? Five EU countries have said massive imports of cheaper Ukrainian grain are putting local farmers under pressure. They’re pushing Brussels to help. But farmers in Poland then began protesting that they were being flooded by Ukrainian grain imports and felt they were […]

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Abuse of the Hungarian Minority in Ukraine Continues

And impedes Ukraine’s Accession to the EU and NATO. Ukraine is a problematic neighbour, despite western claims Hungary will not support Ukraine’s EU/NATO while Hungarian minority rights are eroded Tamás Menczer tells Ukraine it must first resolve its treatment of the Hungarian minority residing in the country Hungary will not support Ukraine’s integration into the […]

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Renewed Polish/Ukranian Ties Mask Bitter History

It’s interesting that all we get via our 5 eyes media is spin like… “everybody is on board’ with supporting Ukraine. But that’s not ever been true. Not even with Ukraine’s closest neighbours. Because Ukraine has an unpleasant history that is kept hidden. The ties might mask the history but the history exists and many, […]

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Ukraine Becomes Hot Potato for Romania

Seemed a good time to make mention of Ukraine’s neighbours. Romanian’s are NOT exactly enthralled with Ukraine and this is causing their government some discomfort. Romania’s leaders are increasingly ambivalent about Ukraine, writes Magyar Nemzet columnist Romania’s leadership is in a quandary over the disputes with Ukraine that have come into focus in recent months. […]

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Biden dismisses two NATO allies for Democracy Summit

Democracy Summit- eyes roll Obviously this is the Dictatorial summit Turkey and Hungary have not yet accepted Sweden’s and Finland’s bids to join the US-led military bloc US President Joe Biden’s administration has left NATO allies Turkey and Hungary off the invitation list to next week’s pro-democracy summit, Foreign Policy magazine reported on Thursday, citing […]

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