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Eurosceptic parties are expected to make a strong showing at the polls on the ninth parliamentary election since 1979

The next election to the European Parliament is expected to be held between 23 and 26 May 2019, and will be the ninth parliamentary election since the first direct elections in 1979. A total of 751 members of the European Parliament (MEP`s) currently represent more than 512 million people from 28 member states.

The polarization of the European Parliament after the 2019 election is growing. Centrist parties, including center-left, center-right and liberal parties, are struggling to maintain a majority (376) of seats.

The ninth parliamentary election will make a big change because new parties such as Confederation and Kukiz15 of Poland, Czech Pirate Party of Czech Republic, Alliance, Basta! And Liberal Initiative of Portugal, USR and PLUS of Romania, LMS of Slovenia, Human Shield, Most and Workers Front of Croatia, L`SNS and Sme Rodina of Slovakia will participate.

For the liberals, the biggest hope is that the new La Rèpublique En Marche! of French President Macron will choose to join ALDE after the elctions.

However, En marche is expected to be more likely to try to form a new parliamentary group of pro-European centrists who support Macron`s plans to reform the European institutions, thus drawing away members from ALDE, EPP and S&D.

Possible partners for such a project might include Spanish Ciudadanos, Progressive Slovakia and the Hungarian Momentum Movement. While it is likely that En Marche will put together the minimum of 25 MEPs needed to form a group, the requirement to include MEPs from at least seven member states would be more difficult.

The European Spring initiated from the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 will run as a pan-European party alliance with one unified vision for Europe; the European Green New Deal.

The most prominent figure is the former Greek minister Yanis Varoufakis, who will run as candidate in the constituency of Germany.

Volt Europa, a pan-European progressive movement, will run in several countries under the same name in the attempt to form its own group.

The leader of the Italian Five Star Movement has expressed a desire to form an anti-establishment faction of their own within the EU.

Pablo Iglesias, Catarina Martins, Jean-Luc Mèlenchon and several others have formed an alliance in Maintenant le Peuple opposed to the PEL, but they are likely remain in GUE/NGL.

The Movement is an alliance of right-wing populist parties set up by Steve Bannon with the purpose of contesting the European elections. Participating parties include Lega Nord, People`s Party of Belgium and Brothers of Italy and possible French National Rally.

Originally envisioned as an attempt to unite the right-wing populist parties in Europe. The Movement has so far been snubbed by the Alternative for Germany, the Freedom Party of Austria and the UK Independence Party.

The biggest party is the European Peoples Party (EPP), followed by Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) and Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) + En Marche! Next can be Salvinis European Alliance of People and Nations (ex ENF).

EPP`s Incumbent Jean-Claude Juncker has stated he will not seek a second term as President. Two candidates sought the nomination of the EPP: Alexander Stubb, the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, former prime minister, foreign minister and finance minister of Finland.

Manfred Weber, current group leader for the European People`s Party in the European Parliament and member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria has been backed by Angela merkel as Spitzenkadidat for the party.

Oriol Junqueras, a Catalan historian, academic and former Vice President of Catalonia who is currently imprisoned because of his involvement in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum, is the Spitzenkadidat of the European Free Alliance.

Eurosceptic parties are expected to make a strong showing at the polls and all the Brexit-mess have made Eurosceptics more silent. So, instead of leaving the EU, Europes right-wing nationalists like Marine Le Pen of France, Italys Matteo Salvini, and the AfD will stay and rather try to «change the EU from the inside».

European economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici has warned of the dangers of a populist «breakthrough» for the EU`s future. He describes these elections as the «most delicate and most dangerous ever».

The nationalist Eurosceptics threatened to «destroy the EU as we know it», Pierre said. Choose your future.

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Eurovision Song Contest is a sircus with clowns we cannot trust

Music is a huge part of my life and will always be. Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is not the hottest thing on this planet, but I`m watching it every year. The Grand Final of ESC 2019 took place in Tel Aviv last Saturday, and 26 countries competed for the trophy.

The winner of the 64th ESC this time was Duncan Laurence from Netherlands with the song «Arcade». This is the fifth time the Netherlands wins ESC, and last time they won the ESC was 44 years ago where Teach-In won with «Ding-A-Dong», in 1975.

The Netherlands hosted the contest in 1958, 1970, 1976, 1980 and will host the contest in 2020, thanks to Duncan Laurence who sounds a bit like Chris Martin (Coldplay). Not a bad song, but was a clear winner? Not at all, and you should take the winner at this sircus as a pinch of salt.

Last year, Israel won with the song «Toy» by Netta Barzilai. Was it a clear winner? Not at all. The best song was «Fuego» by Eleni Foureira from Cyprus, and that`s still a big hit. So, there is something wrong here.

Netta Barzilai got 317 points from the Televoters, and 212 point from National juries. In other words; the National juries from all the countries in Europe didn`t have Netta as their favorite, but the majority of the people in Europe had. Random people woted for Israel by sending an SMS. Huh… Is this something we can trust?

Let`s take a look at another winner. In 2006, Finland won with the song «Hard Rock Hallelujah» by Lordi. They got 292 points, and it was all by Televoting while Monaco and Albania used juries. They were breaking the previous record for the highest tally in Contest history.

Lordis song is the second Eurovision song with the word Helleluhay in its title. The first one is Israels Hallelujah, which got first place at the 1979 ESC. The difference is the text. Lordi`s text is about blood and sticky floors.

A girl with a face of an angel, and an urge to kill. She was sanctified by death, and dont you mess with the devils bride. Cant you feel the darkness falling? Cant you hear the heavens roaring? The deadite girls gone wild. Shes a demon in heat. And so goes the text.

Can someone tell me who the televoters is?

Netherlands won Eurovision 2019 despite Sweden won the jury votes. But there is more to come. Norway won the tele votes and this is very odd. Norway got 47 points from the National jury, but jumped to the 5th place with 291 points from the televoters.

Who is the televoters?

Many people in Europe hate the Eurovision because they believe it`s corrupt and borderline racist. The problem with the National jury is the geo-political games countries play when awarding each other marks. Greece and Cyprus give eatch other 12 points while Britain and Ireland treat each other well during the troubles. So can be said about Serbia, Poland, Croatia and Russia (post cold war).

On top of that, they say it is a «non-political» event, but it is. This time, Madonna did not have permission to make a political statement about the Israel-Palestine conflict during her performance at the Eurovision. Madonna`s dancers were seen wearing Israeli and Palestinian flags on their backs at the final in Tel Aviv Saturday.

The dancer with the Palestinian flag on the back was Mona Berntsen from Norway. It is well known what the majority of the people in Norway thing about Israel. According to author Hanne Nabintu Herland, Norway missed thousands of bombs after the bombing in Libya. Later on, it was revealed that they gave the bombs to Hamas who is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamist fundamentalist organization. Hamaz have only one goal: Genocide.

Norway have so far supported Palestinians with about $1 billion and Mads Fredrik Gilbert has been lauded as a «hero» in Norwegian media for his work in Gaza. Gilbert has a broad range of experience from international humanitarian work.

Since the 1970`s, he has been actively involved with solidarity work concerning Palestinians, and he has served as a doctor for several periods in the Palestinian territories. He has written a book about Gaza, but he has also been subject for controversy for his political activism.

In a statement made to Dagbladet in the wake of the September 11 attacks, Gilbert stated: «The attack on New York did not come as a surprise with the politics the West has followed the last decades. I am upset by the terrorist attack, but I am at least as upset over the suffering that the US has caused.

It is in this context that 5000 dead has to be seen. If the U.S government has a legitimate right to bomb and kill civilians in Iraq, the oppressed has a moral right to attack the U.S with the weapons they may creatae as well. Dead civilians are the same wether they are Americans, Palestinians or Iraqis.»

When asked if he supported a terrorist attack against the US he answered; «Terror is a poor weapon, but my answer is yes, within the context I have mentioned.»

Robert Mueller was the boss at the FBI at that time and he is the one that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. But it was a big lie. So don`t blame on Bush and his organization. Nor the U.S government.

I assume we will hear more about that and the Deep State very soon. That being said: Trump warned about a was in Iraq. He was against it and said it will destebalize the Middle Eeast and he was right.

Madonna ended her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with these words: Wake UP!

Jon Ola Sand from Norway is the European Broadcasting Unions Executive Supervisor of the European Song Contest, and he havent comented on the political act yet.

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They want to look at Trump`s tax return and his medicare can be the next

CNN said that Trump colluded with Russia, but it was a big hoax. Now, they are looking at Trumps 30 years old tax return and said earlier this week that he is a fraud and a con man. Why? Because he lost $1 billion in the late 80s and early 90`s.

They call him the biggest loser in America because he lost more money than any other taxpayer. Trump was in big shit and had huge financial problems in the early 90`s, and Daily News had a «Trump in a slump» headline at that time.

The destroy Trump Media Mob continue to mock and discredit him. All this to bring him down. Debt and bankruptsy is what the mob love to talk about enemies. Furthermore; they also love to humiliate and make embarassment. Medicare record, text messages and internet search can be the next big thing. On top of that; they can attack him about 10 years after his death.

What they don`t tell you is Black Monday occurred, October 19, 1987. The stock market crashed and Dow Jones fell 22,61%. A lot of people around the world had a lot of trouble at that time, but Trump is one of those who survived and made a great comeback.

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CNN is cutting 300 jobs in a time were there is so many important stories

Fake News CNN is cutting 300 jobs and this is happening in a time were there is so many important stories to tell. But their raitings are declining and last month their raitings was the worst ever. CNN was once a well-respected organization that delivered hard news.

Now, CNN is just a shadow of what it was. Their hard news is replaced by «circus and tabloid» news. What`s left is just silly news, and they are struggling to retain viewers and compete against partisan rivals like Fox News.

CNN pioneered cable news long time ago but now they have lost its dominant position to Fox News. Some people call them Fake News Media, while others call them Communist News Network. Anyway, they attacked Trump and bet its future on the Russia Hoax, but they lost. Big time.

They started it all the day Trump was inaugurated. They showed picture of Trumps inauguration and compared it to Obamas. What they didnt tell the people is that the picture from Trumps inauguration was taken only minutes after the opening, which is hours before the inauguration starts. Obamas picture was taken after his inauguration started. Thats not fair. The Trump-haters lied.

The job cuts come on the heels of devastating April ratings. CNNs prime-time lineup plummeted 26 percent in April. Their total audience in prime-time was only 767,000. Thats nothing compared to Fox News with 2,395 million viewers.

Cuomo Primetime dropped to 971,000 viewers in April and thats the worst month in the shows history. Sean Hannity dominated the ratings with a total audience of 3,086 million while Tucker Carlson came in second with 2,834 million viewers.

CNN`s reputation is in the toilet and they can blame themselves. While their ratings are declining, so are their ad revenue.

They have for years said that Trump colluded with Russia but CNN`s popularity took a major hit when the Mueller report found that Trump neither colluded with the Russians nor obstructed the investigation.

CNN did something wrong. They continued with its conspiracy theories after the Mueller report night after night Prime-time. That`s Fake News, and people are sick and tired of it. Now, people understand that it is a Democratic-orchestrated witch hunt.

People have had enough of this «circus» and left-wing theatrics and anti-Trump historics at CNN.

Few if any prominent on-camera personalities will be taking buyouts or will get pink slips. It will be more anonymous staffers suffering the damage. Chris Cuomo, Brian Stelter, Manu Raju, Don Lemon and the Media Mob Boss Jim Acosta are going anywhere.

We do not expect any of them or other employees at CNN to blame themselves for their problems. If we understand the Media Mob right, they will blame on Donald Trump and his supporters.

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Netanyahu`s re-election improved the changes of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be Israel`s longest-serving prime minister despite ongoing probes and a tough election campaign against a former military chief. Netanyahu faced tough challenge from the military veteran Gantz, who has the security credentials prized by Israeli’s and a clean-hands image.

This referendum was all about Netanyahus character, as hes likely to be indicted on corruption charges later this year. But people in Israel voted for him because they don`t care about some cigars and a few packages. He is suspected of wrongfully accepting $264,000-worth of gifts, which prosecutors said included cigars and Champaign, from tycoons and dispensing favours in alleged bids for improved coverage by an Israeli newspaper and a website.

Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit intends to charge Netanyahu in three craft cases, but Netanyahu claim he is innocent but will also stand down if convicted. Netanyahu is called «the magican» and «King Bibi», and he has previously said that the corruption probes were fabricated by opponents who can`t defeat him at the ballot box.

Netanyahu became the leader of Likud in 1993 and won the 1996 elections, becoming Israels yongest-ever Prime Minister, serving his first term from June 1996 to July 1999. He worked as a Finance Minister from 2003 to 2005 in Ariel Sharons governments.

Following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, his temporary successor Shimon Peres decided to call early elections in order to give the government a mandate to advance the peace process. Netanyahu hired Republican political operative Arthur Finkelstein to run his campaign, and he became the youngest person in history of the position and the first Israeli Prime Minister to be born in the State of Israel.

Netanyahu`s victory over the pre-election favorite Shimon Peres surprised many. The main catalyst in the downfall of the latter was a wave of suicide bombings shortly before the elections, on 3 and 4 March 1996.

Palestinians carried out two suicide bombings, killing 32 Israelis, with Peres seemingly unable to stop the attacks. Unlike Peres, Netanyahu did not trust Yasser Arafat and conditioned any progress at the peace process on the Palestinian National Authority fulfilling its obligations, mainly fighting terrorism, and ran with the campaign slogan «Netanyahu – making a safe peace».

He engaged in a major reform of the Israeli economy, which was credited by commentators as having significantly improved Israels subsequent economic performance. During Netanyahus decade in power, Israel`s economy grew nearly 75 percent.

Netanyahu retook the Likud leadership in December 2005, after Sharon left to form a new party, Kadima. In December 2006, Netanyahu retook the Likud leadership in Opposition in the Knesset and Chairman of Likud.

Following the 2009 parliament election, in which Likud placed second and right-wing parties won a majority. He formed a coalition government. He won electoral victory in the 2013 elections for the third time, and in the 2015 elections for the fourth time, matching David Ben-Gurion for most premierships, and he is the only prime minister in Israel`s history to have been elected three times in a row.

This is a historic day for Israel, and one of the secret weapons in this election is the relationship with the U.S president Donald Trump who recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He also delivered Netanyahu a jackpot when he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

Netanyahus re-election improved the changes of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. «Hes been a great ally and hes a friend. Id like to congratulate him on a well-thought-out race,» Trump said.

«I think well see some pretty good action in terms of peace,» Trump told reporters at the White house on Wednesday. «I never made a promise. But everyone said you cant have peace in the Middle East with Israel and the Palestinians. I think we have a chance,» Trump said.

Before the inauguration in 2017, Trump assigned his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to seek the «deal of the century» by coming up with a new Middle East peace plan. Pompeo has also said that they have some new and fresh and different ideas.

Kushner said a few weeks ago that the Trump administration will not release its peace plan prior to the election this week. He is working with Trump`s former personal lawyer Jason Greenblatt to present economic elements of the plan to wealthy Arab allies after series of meetings at the Munich Security Conference in Warsaw, Poland.

It would be great for Netanyahu if the peace plan is released before coalition formation because that can broaden his coalition. But he has said in the past that he will not divide Jerusalem, even if Palestinians say they want to establish their capital there as well. Jerusalem is a pivot point and that can also disrupt Natanyahu`s ability to hold together a coalition.

If Kushner can`t achieve Mideast peace, nobody can, Trump said.

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