EU - Superstate in Decay I: Freedom of Press Must Be Removed to conceal it!

Posted By Anders On March 11, 2013 @ 00:02 In English, Euromed | 1 Comment

The EU is scared: It knows it does not deliver on its promises of prosperity and safety. It is becoming extremely unpopular – is even seeing protest riots widespread in Europe. So what to do? the same thing as any dictatorial superstate does: Constrain the freedom of the press:

[1] The Telegraph 22 Jan. 2013A “high level” EU panel, that includes Latvia’s former president and a former German justice minister, was ordered by Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president, last year to report on “media freedom and pluralism”. It has concluded that it is time to introduce new rules to rein in the press.
“All EU countries should have independent media councils,” the report concluded. “Media councils should have real enforcement powers, such as the imposition of fines, orders for printed or broadcast apologies, or removal of journalistic status.”

As well as setting up state regulators with draconian powers, the panel also recommended that the European Commission be placed in overall control in order to ensure that the new watchdogs do not breach EU laws. “The national media councils should follow a set of European-wide standards and be monitored by the Commission to ensure that they comply with European values,” the report said.  The report criticizes the UK Prime Minister, Cameron, that he will not introduce the draconian rules of censorship wanted by the Jewish elitist, Lord Justice Levison.

Mrs Kroes last night hailed the report’s “concrete ideas for action” as providing “exactly what I was looking for”. The report’s recommendations have sparked anger in Britain,. Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, compared the proposals to “Orwell’s 1984”.

Here is something the EU does not want us to know
[2] Jyllands-Posten 9 March 2013: Britain should consider dropping the European Convention of Human Rights, because it interferes with the government’s ability to fight crime and control immigration. Mays Conservative Party has long been criticizing the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights, which the party describes as an impediment to British sovereignty.
[3] EUObserver 5 Dec. 2012: A leading pro-transparency group has said that EU countries the worst affected by the crisis are perceived as being among the most corrupt. (Berlin-based Transparency International).[4] EUbusiness 22 Febr. 2013:  The eurozone is staring at another full year of recession in 2013 with unemployment likely to surge above the 20-million mark with France in particular overshooting fiscal targets. The eurozone unemployment rate would hit 12.2 percent for 2013 after 11.4 percent last year
[5] EUbusiness 29 Jan. 2013: The EU’s commissioner for home affairs Cecilia Malmstroem urged the EU “to stand up … and protect our values that are now being challenged in many countries in Europe.” “We see a growth of extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, hatred and nationalism,” she said. “Not since World War II have extreme and populist forces had so much influence on the national parliaments as they have today. In some countries even neo-Nazis have been elected,” she added.
[6] EUObserver 14 Febr. 2013Austerity policies imposed in bailed-out countries like Greece and Portugal are taking a high toll on the poorest, the Catholic charity Caritas says. Based on its field work in shelters and social programmes in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Ireland, Caritas noted that by cutting funding for the most deprived and by raising taxes for people on low income, the “cohesion of Europe and the very political legitimacy of the European Union are being put at risk.”
[7] EurActiv 4 Nov. 2012: Twenty-four percent of the EU population - or 119.6 million people - were at risk of poverty (meaning their disposable income was below 60% of the national average, after social security transfers) or social exclusion in 2011, according to Eurostat figures published yesterday (3 December).


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[1] The Telegraph 22 Jan. 2013: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/leveson-inquiry/9817625/Leveson-EU-wants-power-to-sack-journa
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[2] Jyllands-Posten 9 March 2013: http://jppro.jp.dk/artikelsoegning/Displayarticle.aspx?articleID=5241545
[3] EUObserver 5 Dec. 2012: : http://euobserver.com/justice/118420
[4] EUbusiness 22 Febr. 2013: http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/finance-public-debt.mit/
[5] EUbusiness 29 Jan. 2013: http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/terror-politics.m1w/
[6] EUObserver 14 Febr. 2013: http://euobserver.com/social/119059
[7] EurActiv 4 Nov. 2012: http://www.euractiv.com/socialeurope/24-eu-population-risk-poverty-so-news-516413