Category: European Union

The “God-Emperor Trump” float in Italy

This story is great, it’s stupendous, it’s astounding! Apparently at a carnival (Carnevale di viareggio) in Italy an elaborate, well-detailed, and massive float of “God-Emperor” Trump (Warhammer 40K) was put up for display to the amazement of audiences everywhere (especially liberals who think that the whole world hates President Trump). The effigy is a wonderful piece of art that I know I will always remember.

The E.U. has been cracking for a while now and the Italian government and people don’t seem to be interested in going lock-step with typical leftist talking points these days. Just take a look at how the French and Italians have been talking about and treating each other for the last several months:

Fox News – French minister warns Italian populist over diplomat recall

CNN – ‘This fight is madness’: Macron-Salvini spat threatens to boil over

Fox News – Italy refuses to accept migrants on NGO rescue boat, says it should go to France instead

Here’s the stream for the entire parade for any who would like to peruse through it:

Here’s the current description of the parade from its website:

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These days the Carnival of Viareggio is even more the protagonist. Every year on Mardi Gras the Carnival of Viareggio is live on national television (RAI 3) to invade into television screens of Italy with the cheerfulness of its spectacular floats. Each year famous guests, politicians and sports figures   come in Viareggio to admire their papier – mâché effigy as well as thousands of people  decree the success of the event.

The Carnival of Viareggio fills a whole month of daytime and nighttime festivities with parades of allegorical floats, local parties, masked balls and festivals of all kinds.

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Fox News Insider – LOOK: Massive ‘God Emperor Trump’ Float Rolls Through Parade in Italy

Meet Sister Julia, Diamond of Islam

Salam alaikum, you kafir infidel you. Did you know that women in Islam are like diamonds? Did you know that Mohammad was a feminist? Did you know that Islam is the perfect system from Allah for women? Did you also know that Islam gives women protection after any bad thing happens, like divorce?! Let’s hear Sister Julia (Russian) explain in more detail:

Isn’t amazing that Mohammad helped his wives and children out? It’s even better when that wife happens to be a six year old! Na’iama also brings up many good points such as: go back to the Koran, you are required to say “peace be upon him” after you say the Prophet Mohammad’s name, and that Mohammad’s personage, peace be upon him, will make you see the beauty of Islam, and the Prophet would mend his own shoes. Indeed, the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, was the ultimate feminist.

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All right, I couldn’t keep that up much longer. Progressives can claim that the “refugees” currently entering Europe are all peace-loving and kind people all they want though this does not make it true. It’s amazing how many media establishments are covering up who the criminals in a rash of gang rapes and attacks on New Years were, including ZDF, a German public broadcasting company. From the London Daily Mail the program editor had the following to say:

We don’t want to inflame the situation and spread a bad mood. The migrants don’t deserve it

The Cologne police chief Wolfgang Anders has had to resign over covering up the sex attacks by the Muslim migrants. Perhaps the mayor should follow suit along with Frau Merkel. According to a leaked police report:

When we arrived [at the square] our vehicles were pelted with firecrackers. On the cathedral steps were a thousand people, mainly of immigrant background, who were indiscriminately throwing fireworks and bottles into the crowd.

Women literally had to run the gauntlet through the mass of drunk men in a way you can’t describe ….many came to officers shocked and crying to report sex assaults. We were unable to respond to all the offences. There were just too many.

One of the other news stories from the Daily Mail covers how Frau Merkel (Time Magazine’s Chancellor of the Free World) has admitted that she has “lost control” of the migrant situation:

Now all of a sudden we are facing the challenge that refugees are coming to Europe and we are vulnerable, as we see, because we do not yet have the order, the control, that we would like to have.

Then there’s this brilliant comment:

Nobody should act as though you can have a common currency without being able to cross borders reasonably easily.

The Brussels Sprouts just can’t let their Euro experiment die can they? Achieving a monetary union before a proper political union is great policy right? Hopefully it’ll continue to tear the nations of the European Union from the grasp of Communists like Jose Manuel Barroso. Maybe the Alternative for Germany (which continues to gain votes) will do what the Front National has done in France to the Socialist Party.

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I wonder why the socialists at Salon, The New Republic, or Slate aren’t condemning the vile actions of these migrant men? I guess when the offender is a Party politician or oppressed minority it doesn’t matter. Funny enough, when German citizens held some protests about the attacks by migrants the police were able to bring out the water cannons. I wonder why those weren’t brought out earlier?

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Remember, we need to help refugees that throw back free food and water. It’s also important that we give the migrants a bunch of cash and high-speed Internet.

Remember folks, if you oppose Frau Merkel’s plan to make up for Germany’s extremely low birthrates you’re a hard-right, national socialist, xenophobic bigot.

London Daily Mail-Why Germany can’t face the truth about migrant sex attacks

London Daily Mail-Syrian ISIS supporter shot at Paris police station had been arrested for sexually assaulting women in Cologne

London Daily Mail-Merkel admits Europe has ‘lost control’ of refugee crisis

Frau Merkel wants to keep her job

How much longer will Frau Merkel be Chancellor?
How much longer will Frau Merkel be Chancellor?

It seems that Frau Merkel believes her position as Chancellor of Germany may be threatened in the next set of elections; she now wants to “drastically decrease” the number of migrants entering Germany. From the Yahoo News! story:

Merkel has resisted pressure from allies within her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to put a cap on the number of refugees entering Germany, which is expected to top 1 million this year.

Only one million huh?

‘At the same time we took on board the concerns of the people, who are worried about the future, and this means we want to reduce, we want to drastically decrease the number of people coming to us,’ Merkel told broadcaster ARD.

I suppose that Merkel is now worried about the future of her political career. What exactly was she expecting from her people? In Paris and Brussels New Years’ celebrations had to be cancelled and two railway stations were closed in Germany due to threats from suicide bombers.

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Merkel, whose popularity has fallen over her handling of the refugee crisis, said the word ‘limit’ did not feature in the CDU’s main resolution which will be debated at the two-day party congress starting on Monday in the southern city of Karlsruhe.

Perhaps it’s time to add the word “limit” to the CDU’s vocabulary.

The chancellor added there was broad support in the CDU for her strategy to reduce the numbers.

I’ll bet there is; she wouldn’t want what happened to the Socialist Party in France to happen to her party coalition (CSU/CDU).

This included working with Turkey to fight traffickers, improving the situation at Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and strengthening control of the European Union’s outer borders.

How about strengthening the borders of European countries as well? How about E.U. member states regaining control over their countries?

Merkel’s conservative critics want her to get the number of arrivals down before three state elections in March and say her hopes of running for a fourth term in 2017 would be in danger.

I wonder if Merkel would admit to this?

Her critics say her decision in late August to allow Syrian asylum seekers to remain in Germany regardless which EU country they had first entered had accelerated the influx of migrants.

The migrants can’t get enough free stuff in Italy or Greece.

Here’s a video of these poor, oppressed, and peace-loving migrants turning down free food and water:

Germany still has to face up to the problems of a shrinking population and demographic death-spiral though. I suppose that this was Chancellor Merkel’s way of dealing with the problem; can’t expect progressives to have children right? Merkel has claimed that the migrant influx is a “opportunity for tomorrow.” in a New Year’s address to Germany. From another Yahoo! News article:

‘Next year is about one thing in particular: our cohesion,’ she said. It is important we don’t allow ourselves to be divided. It is crucial not to follow those who, with coldness or even hatred in their hearts, lay a sole claim to what it means to be German and seek to exclude others,’ she urged, in a reference to ring-wing populists and xenophobic street rallies.

I see that the Party media apparatus is hard at work. Anyone who disagrees with adding a million “refugees” a year and Sharia must be a xenophobe, right? I think that citizens of European countries are tiring of being called bigots and xenophobic. As I stated earlier the Socialist Party was crushed in recent French elections and the same may happen to the CSU/CDU in Germany soon. The United Kingdom is holding a referendum on European Union membership in 2017 and could easily exit the EU. If your interested you could always donate to the Leave EU campaign. Czech President Milos Zeman called the recent immigration wave “an organized invasion.” The EU is cracking up and I wonder how many years it will last? Bets anyone?

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The People’s Cube always has something good to add!

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Yahoo! News-Merkel wants to ‘drastically reduce’ arrivals in Germany

Yahoo! News-Determined Merkel tells Germans:refugee influx and opportunity

Yahoo! News-Crowds enjoy New Year’s celebrations amid tight security

Leave EU-Join Britain’s Fastest Growing Grassroots Movement

BBC News-A guide to the UK’s planned in-out referendum

Bloomberg Business-Merkel Aims to Boost Immigration in Break With Germany’s past

 

 

 

 

The Brussels Sprouts are scared…

Martin Schulz is confused as to why not everyone sees the world the way that he does.
Martin Schulz is confused as to why not everyone sees the world the way that he does.

One of the most interesting articles that I’ve seen lately on Yahoo! News concerns how European Union leaders are worried about control of Europe slipping from their grasp. From the article “‘EU in danger’ of disappearing, warns Schulz” European Parliament President Martin Schulz believes that the E.U. may not last another decade.

‘The European Union is in danger. No one can say whether the EU will still exist in this form in 10 years,’ Schulz said in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt.

Free trade isn’t enough for elitists such as Schulz; he and his other central planners must dictate how European governments operate.

In the EU there were now ‘forces at work to drive us apart,’ said the German politician.

I thought that E.U. leaders claimed to care about democracy? Not when it gets in the way of their control it seems.

We must avoid this because the consequences would be dramatic.

You don’t say Schulz? Dramatic consequences such as not tying Germany, France, Portugal, and Greece to the same currency?

The alternative to the EU would be a ‘Europe of nationalism, a Europe of borders and walls’ — a formula that had led the continent into ‘catastrophe’ repeatedly in the past, Schulz said.

Schulz wouldn’t want citizens of European countries to think for themselves as it’s simply too dangerous. Never fear though, he will ensure the safety of Europe by: taxing its peoples of the majority of their incomes, controlling their lives, and bringing in millions of refugees while doing nothing to verify that there are no dangerous elements among them. What could possibly go wrong with such a plan?

Germany is on course to take in one million asylum seekers this year, half of them from Syria.

Perhaps this is Merkel’s desperate attempt to make up for a pathetic birthrate of 1.38 as of 2010?

Schulz voiced concern about a lack of solidarity by many EU members in hosting the refugees, and about moves by several eastern European countries to build new barriers.

Schulz just can’t seem to get over the fact that not everyone agrees with him. Why should the proles, I mean citizens, think for themselves?

As a bonus to the “refugee” question Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) who is vying for the Democratic Senate seat of Barbara Boxer just stated that up to 20% of Muslims in the U.S. desire to live in a caliphate. Such thoughtcrime from a prized minority member of the Party is not to be tolerated though; her thoughtcrime is grievous. As all proud Party members know, only racist white people can be (or a portion thereof) identified or generalized as killers.

The world does not belong to those who would slander the Prophet!
The world does not belong to those who would slander the Prophet!

Based upon recent election results in France I believe that French citizens do not care what people like Schulz think. The Front National has received more votes than both the Republicans and Socialist Party.

BBC News-France elections: Le-Pen says political elite “crumbling”

BBC News-French press sees parties in meltdown after FN victory

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Here’s why Martin Schulz wants to bring in millions of refugees and why you should agree with him:

 

European socialism and automotive expertise

Progressives just love to talk about how socialism in the Nordic countries is successful and seem to like the policies enforced in Continental Europe. But when the government gives out something for free, is it really free? Did countries like Norway, Sweden, and Denmark create a classless utopia and Worker’s Paradise? Let’s look at some data compiled by an individual who came from Denmark and has firsthand experience from Democratic-Socialism which is supposedly different than Socialism. It’s amazing that progressives will claim that Socialism is different from Democratic-Socialism.

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Here’s a sampling of the work from Manipulism by Mikkel Clair Nissen.

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Socialism is working out so well for many countries of the E.U! The European Union is/has been just full of communists.

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Remember when progressives worldwide were hailing the election of communists in Greece? I’ll write more soon on the continuing Greek tragedy in coming posts.

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And to close out this post, some fine automotive advice from a budding young technician.

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Greece said no to the E.U.

Well the Greek referendum is over with and the Greeks voted with a resounding no (61%) on accepting bailout terms. Plenty of European leaders may say that they believe in the Euro and want Greece to stay in the European Union. The opinion polls that showed the Greeks at a dead heat which each other appear to have been quite wrong. The Greek banks don’t exactly have a lot of cash anymore so the drachma will have to make a reappearance pretty soon.There are no laws written on how a member state would leave the E.U. so now might be a good time for the bureaucrats in Brussels to figure something out.

They're happy, but are they ready for what may come next?
They’re happy, but are they ready for what may come next?

The United Kingdom will be holding a referendum on E.U. membership by 2017. 260,000 Austrians signed a petition that will force the Austrian government to debate the topic of leaving the E.U. in parliament. The most recent E.U. elections went very well for Eurosceptic parties and the trend doesn’t seem to be bending towards those who believe in the Euro and the European Union as it currently stands.

Won't see these two flags next to each other for much longer.
Won’t see these two flags next to each other for much longer.

I don’t see how the Greeks can possibly maintain their current budgets and spending levels. I also don’t see how the people of Europe are willing to give up control of their currencies, much of their economies, and sovereignty to a body like the European Union. The intellectuals who believed and pushed for the Euro seemed to believe that a monetary union would bring political unification. Quite the opposite has happened though. Political differences and demands by different nations that don’t have a real Federal government or other institutions to bind them together are destroying the idea of European integration. Even space cadet Paul Krugman realizes that the Euro is a flawed idea.

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Yahoo! News-“Europe is dying,” EU opponents say, as Greek “No” brings delight

Yahoo! News-German calls for Grexit mount as EU stunned by “No” vote

Forbes-Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman, The European Crisis Is Your Latest Vindication

Yahoo! News-Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum “No” vote

Greece and capital control

The Greek government recently announced that banks would be shutdown for six business days, ATM withdrawals would be limited to €60 per day, and that the Athens Stock Exchange would remain closed on Monday. Time is almost up for Greece and the actions taken by the Greek government won’t solve any financial problems. PM Tsipras and the Greek government are still blaming everybody but themselves for this mess. Tsipras wants the deadline for the bailout program to be extended past June 30th to allow time for a referendum. The following are some statements made my Tsipras:

It is now more than clear that this decision has no other aim than to blackmail the will of the Greek people and prevent the smooth democratic process of the referendum,” and “They will not succeed. These moves will have the exact opposite effect. They will make the Greek people more determined in their choice to reject the unacceptable … proposals and ultimatums of the creditors,

They're right you know, there's no future for Greece in the E.U. Time to start printing million drachma bills out...
They’re right you know, there’s no future for Greece in the E.U. Time to start printing million drachma bills out…
I bet Greece's Finance Minister is real happy right now. I wonder how he'll blame this on the Germans?
I bet Greece’s Finance Minister is real happy right now. I wonder how he’ll blame this on the Germans?
Members of left wing parties burn a European Union flag during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, June 28, 2015.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the Bank of Greece has recommended that banks remain closed and restrictions be imposed on transactions, after the European Central Bank didn't increase the amount of emergency liquidity the lenders can access from the central bank. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
Members of left wing parties burn a European Union flag during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the Bank of Greece has recommended that banks remain closed and restrictions be imposed on transactions, after the European Central Bank didn’t increase the amount of emergency liquidity the lenders can access from the central bank. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)

Couldn’t Tsipras just be honest and say give my country more free money while forgiving our debt? If the Greek people are interested in regaining sovereignty they should vote to leave the E.U. and dump the Euro. The Greeks also need to reduce government spending and dump socialism. I suppose that there’s simply no way that anything will work out well for Greece. Even if Greece receives any help from the Russians or Chinese, the coming years will be even more painful than the last five have been. The Greek healthcare system has been going downhill for years now while Greeks pensions continue to stay fat. Obviously what Greece needs is more socialism and not less. I wonder how much higher the Greek unemployment rate can go, which is currently over 25%?

Here are some of the more interesting comments from the articles I linked to:

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Yahoo! News-Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut

Yahoo! News-Parliament approves referendum; Greece’s future in balance

Bloomberg View-Greece and Germany Agree the Euro can’t work

The Greek tragedy continues… somehow

This game between Greece and its creditors somehow drags on. I really don’t understand why, the Greeks are showing few signs of making reforms. The Greeks have already received bailout money, aren’t willing to make any reforms, and continue to make demands of the ECB, IMF,  Germany, and anyone else who loaned money to the Greeks and expected the Greeks to not act like total deadbeats. Like I’ve written before, there’s no writing a parody about this. The actions of the Greek government are a parody and complete joke in of themselves. I wonder how many people believe that the Greeks will actually pay back all of the money that they were given?

Isn't PM Tsipras just full of smiles?
Isn’t PM Tsipras just full of smiles?

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I suppose I can’t blame Greece’s creditors to harshly for keeping up the charade of negotiations. Who would want to take the blame for Greece default and going back to the drachma? Everyone has there limits though. IMF spokesman Gerry Rice stated: “There has been no progress in narrowing these differences,” and “There are major differences between us in most key areas“. I would read this as the Greeks just want free money and the IMF has had enough of that. European Union President Donald Tusk quipped: “The Greek government has to be, I think, a little bit more realistic“. Volker Kauder, the caucus leader for Merkel’s party in Germany stated: “It’s not possible that the borrower decides under what conditions the lender kindly gives his money”.

There goes Merkel, dour as usual. Why isn't she more interested in giving the Greeks more money?
There goes Merkel, dour as usual. Why isn’t she more interested in giving the Greeks more money?

Perhaps the Greeks are right and from now on the debtor should dictate the terms of the loan contract to the creditor? That sounds plenty progressive to me! Having to pay back the money one owes should be relegated to the last millennium. Only evil capitalists and enemies of the state would want their money back. What’s wrong with Greek proposals to borrow more money to pay back debt? Forward comrades, the revolution awaits!

I wonder how much more common this site will be in Greece soon?
I wonder how much more common this sight will be in Greece soon?

Yahoo News!-Greece gets wake-up call: coming week could seal its fate

Bloomberg Business-New Greek Budget Plan Falls Short of Last Week’s Pledge

Humiliating Greece

I’ve written about the Greek debt situation a couple of times now, and it continues to bring on the laughs. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently stated the following concerning negotiations with Greece’s creditors: that Greece was willing to accept a “viable and long-lasting” deal and would refuse “humiliating terms“. PM Tsipras also stated the following: “Throughout, we have proven we are ready to make concessions in order to get a mutually acceptable deal. We demand of our partners the same respect and corresponding concessions. We have done our duty, it is now time for Europe to do the same,”. PM Tsipras is also claiming that the IMF is at fault for extreme terms such as: budget surpluses that are too high, reductions in welfare/handout programs, and not writing off debt.

A true people's hero, fighting to get more money for nothing!
A true people’s hero, fighting to get more money for nothing!

It would be hard for someone to write a better parody of the Greek government than what the Greek government itself is doing and claiming it will do. Syriza is asking for investment funding, infrastructure funding, debt write-off’s, to maintain excessive deficits, and blaming all of Greece’s problems on everyone but Greece. Some of Syriza’s brightest thinkers believe that leaving the Euro and going back to the Drachma will be no big deal. It’ll be just like the hyperinflation that the Weimar Republic experienced. Who else is ready to have a Greek million drachma bill as a souvenir?

I wonder if the Greeks are ready for this?
I wonder if the Greeks are ready for this?
A fine use for what the Greek drachma soon will be...
A fine use for what the Greek drachma soon will be…

I personally believe that no European country should have adopted the Euro without actually becoming a federal state or just maintained their sovereignty. Especially with a country that’s contributing as little as Greece is, but there aren’t any easy choices concerning a Grexit are there? But if the IMF doesn’t just give more money to Greece, how will the Greeks pay for healthcare? It’s not as if the socialist government is able to provide much and clearly the Greek economy is suffering from bad policies. I suppose that Syriza will just blame “austerity” though…

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Can’t get enough of that government run healthcare.

A Greek pensioner shouts slogans during a demonstration for better healthcare in Athens

The Independent-Greek hospitals cannot afford painkillers, scissors or sheets as budget cuts bite

Yahoo! News-PM: Greece will not accept “humiliating” bailout terms

Almost forgot to take some screenshots of comments from the Yahoo News article:

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The EU’s policy towards migrants…

The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has recently stated the following about migrants crossing the Mediterranean: “be sent back against their will,”. The EU also claims to be coming up with a plan to destroy the boats that smugglers are using in addition to developing a quota system based upon factors such as a member states’: population, economy, and the number of refugees/migrants previously accepted. Some countries approve the idea of a quota system, while Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban quipped the quota system as: “a crazy idea“.

Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs, speaks to reporters after a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, May 11, 2015. The European Union's top diplomat has assured the U.N. Security Council that under a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling,
Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs, speaks to reporters after a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, May 11, 2015. The European Union’s top diplomat has assured the U.N. Security Council that under a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling, “no refugee or migrant intercepted at sea will be sent back against their will.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Libya has balked at the idea of military action by the EU, and may even oppose any military action taken near its territory. Given that Libya is already embroiled in a civil war, I’m not really certain how far they would be willing to go to stop some smuggler boats from being destroyed. Libya doesn’t really seem like it’s in a position to demand, or stop any action that may be taken by the EU. But then again, European military strength has pretty feeble for decades, so who knows?

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The number of migrants crossing and dying to reach Europe has been steadily rising recently, and the EU’s recent announcement about turning no one back will probably recede the tide. If the nations of the EU aren’t willing to turn anyone back, why not just build a bridge across the Strait of Gibraltar? I thought that a lot of European countries had economic woes (25% unemployment in Greece, 22.5% in Spain, 12.8% in Italy…), but they must have something to spare if no one is being turned back. I wonder how many more will get on the Europe Express?

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Yahoo News!-Migrants will not be turned back against will:EU top diplomat

BBC News-Mediterranean migrant crisis:EU refugee quotas to be proposed

CNN-EU asks U.N. to sanction military action against migrant boats in North Africa