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This one’s a real doozy: EU worried about freedom of religion in Iran.

Every joke I could make here would be just too easy, so I’ll let it speak for itself.

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Cheap budget airlines in Europe such as Ryanair, EasyJet, SkyEurope, Wizzair and others have revolutionized European travel, making it often cheaper to fly halfway across the continent than it is to get a bed for the night. But that’s all about to change:

AIR passengers will be charged up to £40 extra for a return ticket within Europe to pay for the environmental impact of their journeys, under plans approved by the European Parliament yesterday.

MEPs voted in favour of the “immediate introduction” of a tax on jet fuel for flights within the 25 member states of the EU. The charge would double the cost of millions of budget airline flights.

Well, it was great while it lasted, anyway.

I don’t know what this will do for the environment, but being quite familiar with the budget of the average backpacker, I have a fair idea of what it will do to European tourism.

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Hamas funding choke? Don’t count on it.

01.30.2006

The US will cut off funds. The EU might make some noise but will probably keep the money flowing in the end. And Hamas has plenty of other funding sources. Money’s tight for humanitarian causes. But to kill Jews? They’ll be lining up to write the cheques.

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Not much of a threat

12.15.2005

European Union to Iran: stop denying the Holocaust, or we’ll denounce you. I’m sure that threat has Ahmadinejad shaking in his boots. The real question is whether Ahmadinejad is calculating and shrewd, or if he’s merely off his rocker. Most of the time, rhetoric and provocation like this is done on purpose by despots looking […]

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We’d believe it more if you stopped funding the terrorists

10.27.2005

The European Union condemned Iran’s call to wipe Israel off the map: European Union leaders and Russia joined the United States and Canada in condemning the comments attributed to Ahmadinejad and Iranian envoys in capitals across Europe, including Russia, were summoned to explain the remarks. “Calls for violence, and for the destruction of any state, […]

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What roadmap?

10.21.2005

Remember the infamous roadmap? The one under which the Palestinians were obliged to disarm and dismantle their terrorist groups and infrastructure? Well, it seems the US has forgotten all about it: “Our views on Hamas are well known. Hamas is a terrorist organization. We will not deal with a terrorist organization. However, we believe that […]

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Forgetting their promise

09.19.2005

Over two years ago, the British government pledged to highlight the issue of the “forgotten” Jewish refugees from Arab lands within the EU. Well… nu? I would like to know what has been done on this issue in the past two years. From the looks of it, not a whole lot. Promises are easy to […]

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Where’s the Wizard of Oz when we need him?

08.10.2004

Maybe he could grant the European Union some courage, cause after once again refusing to call what’s happening in Darfur “genocide”, I think they could sure use a shot of it: An EU military-civilian team that visited the region last week reported Monday that atrocities were being committed on a large scale, but declined to […]

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Israel in the EU?

06.21.2004

This seems to have been posted only as a sidenote: Ma’ariv is reporting that, according to Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, the Czech Republic has invited Israel to join the European Union as a full-fledged member. Israel as a member of the EU? Will it have to agree to hate itself in order to join?

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EU presents resolution on North Korea

04.08.2004

The EU, with American backing, has finally presented a resolution about North Korea to the UN Human Rights Commission: The European Union (EU), backed by countries including the United States, expressed concern on Thursday at reports of grave and systematic abuses in North Korea, including “infanticide in prison and labor camps.” The EU, in a […]

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