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Number of passengers doubled in 2022 despite doomsday predictions

BerlinSomething doesn't add up. While climate activists are warning us about the end of the world, the number of passengers doubled in 2022. In other words: A massively growing number of people are using the air's "dirty" transport and are responsible for copious amounts of CO2 emissions.

French unions announce more marches after Tuesday’s success

ParisFollowing the second day of mass mobilisation against the Macron administration's pension reform, the unions have announced new social movements on 7 and 11 February.

Orban: ‘The current political system in Europe will collapse’

BudapestIn an interview with the Austrian daily eXXpress, Viktor Orban, Hungary's Prime Minister said he was convinced that the current political system in Europe would collapse within this decade.

US is heading for a financial ‘catastrophe’ US Treasury Secretary warns

WashingtonOn January 19, 2023, the United States hit its debt ceiling of $31.4 trillion. The country faces a recession if it defaults on its debt, the US Treasury Secretary warned in an interview. Her warning underscored the danger of printing money.

German FM ‘accidentally’ declares war on Russia, riles Africa

StrasbourgThe “accidental” declaration of war on Russia by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Green Party) has stirred up the political classes. Moscow sees evidence that the EU states are "direct warring parties" and the Kremlin has demanded an explanation.

Hungarian opposition: More illegal US funds than previously known

BudapestThe result of parliamentary elections in Hungary in April 2022 has been the bane of the opposition. The defeated movement around Péter Márki-Zay received illegal funds from the US on a larger scale than previously thought, according to a recently declassified intel report. Most media outlets have been silent about it.

WHO introduces a global patient file

GenevaThe WHO has introduced a global patient file with the vaccinated and unvaccinated to be codified in future.

Macron deputy consumes cocaine but justice system closes investigation

ParisAn investigation by Médiapart revealed that the Renaissance deputy of Hauts-de-Seine Emmanuel Pellerin used cocaine, before as well as after his election.

Sweden’s NATO membership bid goes up in smoke

StockholmAfter the burning of the Quran in Stockholm, Turkey has no intention of allowing Sweden to join NATO. Sweden's Prime Minister, on the other hand, pointed to the importance of freedom of expression. The NATO Secretary General also spoke up on the matter.

Internal EU report: Asylum applications has increased by half except in Hungary

BerlinThe asylum disaster continues unabated in 2023. According to a confidential "Status Report on Migration and Refugees" by the EU Commission dated January 11, the number of asylum applications in the EU rose by around half in the past year to well over 900 000.

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