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The Bosporus. The real border between Europe and the Middle East

The Bosporus should be the border between Europe and the Middle East. In fact small part of Turkey north of the Bosporus should not be Turkey but Greek. This would make the border of Europe much clearer. And would also be better for Turkey.
If a government has the imperialistic central leader disease, not only people in surrounding countries suffer from it, also the nation internal people will suffer from it. It is counter organic.


The obvious is never obvious

#Brexit
The Northern Ireland Conservatives are in the core of the process. Without them supporting the May government, making the Irish sea the border between the EU and Britain would be the obvious choice. But now there is only one way, a closed Irish / Northern Ireland border.
The obvious is that Ireland starts preparations to close the border. If they would starting doing so now, it would put huge pressure on May. If it would turn around the The Northern Ireland Conservatives, that would be a great outcome. If the The Northern Ireland Conservatives would persevere,  Ireland is prepared for the days after the worst (most likely) outcome from the Brexit negotiations.
If they start preparing for closing the border with Northern Ireland after the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in all cases it will be to late.

Inconsistency in legislation

Good BDO Netherlands July 20 writes about the privacy paradox between PSD2 and the GDPR.

PSD2 is a new European directive aimed at payment transactions in Europe. The law has five goals:

Competition in the European payment market.Make innovations in the payment system better possible.Protect consumers better.Increase the security of payments.Contribute to a single European payment market.
"However, where PSD2 requests open access to (confidential) transaction data, the GDPR imposes stricter requirements with regard to allowing this data and security to be shared."

This is just one of the examples showing that the legislative process has completely got out of hand. How come?What is the quality of legislation?And is there something to do about it?How it comes In a word "islands". Too many people are involved in the legislative process in Europe. It certainly concerns thousands and perhaps tens of thousands of people. These work for different governments, different countrie…

The big confusion about Google and Android

Is it Google? Is it Microsoft? Is it Facebook? Or is it the EU itself what is making unfair competition?
I tell you it is the EU itself! Why could the German StarOffice not survive? EU governments preferred to use MS-Office. And with that preference they killed European competition. Why did MySQL became am Oracle product? EU governments preferred Oracle. MySQL AB could not survive and was sold to ... Sun and later to .... Oracle.
StarOffice was a German product, so all other counties in Europe did not like StarOffice. MySQL was Finish so European governments did not like it. A similar story can be told for PHP. And I could go on and on.
The whole EU is one big nest of failed states. Unable to protect European intellectual properties.
It is the EU what is making unfair competition because EU nations like each others products less than what is made in the USA.
Are there no alternatives for Android and Google Play store or iOs or Apple's App store? Yes! What is the EU doing about helping …

End free travel for Russians

The way Russia goes about with ordinary people and their personal security is shocking! Think about Syria, MH17, Skripal.

In fact, it shows a complete disinterest in human life. The brutality of the Putin FSB gang is without limits! One expects our (EU and UK) governments to limit the free movement of all Russian citizens in the EU and UK!

Rhineland model

The real cause of the disappearance of the Rhineland model is, by Nixon (1973), blowing up Bretton Woods. The US $ has become a debt vortex in which all normal human relationships disappear. (Boudi2018)