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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/24/eu-leaders-migration-summit-offers-lifeline-to-angela-merkel

Even The Guardian is realising that Merkel can not dictate EU conclusions before meetings have even been held. Whatever next? Who dictated the EU's and Guardian's Climate Policies?

"As she fights for her political survival after almost 13 years in power, Merkel is scrambling to forge bilateral agreements with nine other EU leaders she is due to meet today before a crucial EU council summit this week. Her aim is to reach a deal palatable to both her and Seehofer. But that will be no easy task."


"Angela Merkel has sought to downplay expectations for today’s emergency meeting on migration. The informal “mini-summit” for EU leaders in Brussels is being seen as a lifeline for the chancellor, amid a bitter dispute over refugee policy between her CDU party and its conservative sister party in Bavaria, the CSU. But after a row with Italy about the point of the meeting, Merkel said it was a “consultation” and would yield “no concluding statement”.

"Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, agreed to go to Brussels only after● Merkel abandoned a set of pre-written conclusions●. A pre-cooked summit communique that emerged last week angered Rome: Conte said it neglected the “emergency” of migrant arrivals in Italy."

"Around 41,000 migrants travelled across the Mediterranean in the first six months of 2018. The arrival figures are 51% down on last year and 81% down on 2016. Hungary’s Viktor Orbán said he and leaders of three other central European states would boycott the meeting, although none had been expected to attend."

Jun 25, 2018 at 12:41 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Stossel has put good video out about Paris Climate and Trump.

Jun 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Sense about Science @senseaboutsci
The first ever #EvidenceWeek kicks off tomorrow @UKParliament, bringing together MPs, peers, parliamentary services and people from all walks of life to discuss why #EvidenceMatters. And yes, there will be badges. http://bit.ly/EvidenceWeek
http://askforevidence.org/index

Whoever designs their websites doesn't understand the Keep It Simple design rule ...very cluttered

Jun 24, 2018 at 11:53 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

But what, prey, does this matter in this face of the urgency that is climate change?

Jun 24, 2018 at 10:17 PM | Supertroll

I think the Russians would love to learn how to make grass grow under their feet in a few weeks in this warmer world, though most within the EU still rely on the Greenhouse effect, or stealing electricity in the UK, as endorsed by our herbalist Greens.

Jun 24, 2018 at 11:02 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

GolfCharlie. The In-ger-land team next grapple (and I do mean grapple) with the hybrid nation that is La Belgique. I believe Southgate's plan is to sew dissension between Walloons and Phlegms and drive a wedge between them, this before the Germans can implement this oh so familiar strategy. But what, prey, does this matter in this face of the urgency that is climate change?

Jun 24, 2018 at 10:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Confused of Norwich asks just how the estimable Columbians travelled to Russia using almost 80% hydropower?

Jun 24, 2018 at 9:10 PM | Supertroll

They were fuelled by high octane coffee.

Jun 24, 2018 at 10:04 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Supertroll, Russian sport has possibly the most elaborate Government supervised drug testing facilities ever devised, and still managed to find no evidence of Russian drug taking in sporting events. That is how clean Russia is.

Colombia's problem is not in manufacture, but world wide distribution, and the old ruse of packing it within consignments of coffee to confuse sniffing dogs and Customs Officers does still require Columbians to produce more coffee than cocaine. Imbalances in the supply of one, and the supply of another, cause wild highs and lows as people in the UK try to understand the varying supermarket price of a jar of instant, meanwhile exotic prices charged by coffee shops suggest that some people have become addicted to their daily shots, though this may be due to cross contamination during shipping.

Russians are very grateful to have so many Columbian visitors at one time, and Russian Customs may have adopted a very laid back attitude for the World Cup, especially if instructed to stick their noses in, and detect some good business opportunities for their Oligarch paymasters.

Russians may learn from traditional Columbian customs, concerning enemies of the State, after their recent failure in Salisbury. Who do England play in the next round?

Jun 24, 2018 at 10:01 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Idau. Confused of Norwich asks just how the estimable Columbians travelled to Russia using almost 80% hydropower?

Jun 24, 2018 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Supertroll:

Why attack the Colombians for not being green? They're far greener than the Poles, with almost 80% of their power generation being hydro (and it will go to well over 80% once Hidro Ituango comes on stream) - whereas the Poles are 85% dependent on fossil fuels for theirs. I'm sure they could sell lots of green indulgences to others.

Jun 24, 2018 at 8:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

Currently watching the Poland Columbia world cup game (not very good) and speculating on possible links to the ever present rampant climate change. Did the IPCC sanction the world cup? How were all the air miles sanctified? The stands are full of spectators in yellow (Columbians) who each must have to do a shedload of Michael Manns to offset their carbon profligacy in the eyes of the Pope. The scattering of white shirts (Poland supporters) presumably crawled across the border into Russia shedding very little carbon (according to EU directives).
I ask myself racist questions - does drug money enable so many Columbians to attend? Are Russians cheating by masquerading as Columbian drug barons, and have Poles been kept beyond the pale? No doubt the Qataries are taking notes in order to reduce their carbon footprint next time.

Jun 24, 2018 at 8:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

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