Europe

New Lockdowns In Europe Put The Brakes On The Oil Demand Rebound

Authored Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, Road traffic and transportation fuel demand in most of Europe at the start of 2021 is likely at its weakest since the end of the first lockdowns in the late spring, according to Bloomberg estimates and analysts, as more people stay at home with renewed lockdowns to fight soaring COVID-19 cases. Despite…

Pompeo Abruptly Cancels Europe Trip After EU "Extraordinary Snub" In Wake Of Capitol Unrest

What’s being called “an extraordinary snub” to the Trump administration by EU leaders has resulted in US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issuing a last minute cancelation of his scheduled trip to Europe which had been set for Wednesday. “Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people familiar with the…

Natgas Prices In Asia And Europe Sky-Rocket Amid Deep Freeze 

The price of LNG reached unprecedented lows in the spring of 2020; but, as OilPrice’s Venand Meliksetian points out, a year later, the revitalization of the market is a fact. Prices of the supercooled fuel in especially Asia have reached astronomic heights due to a combination of factors.  The most important LNG buyers-markets are in…

Germany Leads Europe Into New Wave Of Lockdowns As COVID Numbers Surge

Germany is leading Europe toward extending economically devastating lockdowns as Western Europe scrambles to quell a second more deadly wave of COVID-19, potentially exacerbated by “mutant” strains like B.1.1.7, first isolated as a driver of infections in the UK. As Germany prepares to extend a nationwide lockdown until the end of January, other governments in…

Turkey: From Europe With Love

Authored by Burak Bekdil via The Gatestone Institute, If Turkey’s Islamist strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, spent more sleepless nights the first week of December than he had over his concerns for U.S. sanctions, it was because of the more imminent and potentially punishing European Union sanctions that would take shape at a summit on…

Goldman: Biggest Risks To COVID Vaccination Targets In US, Europe Are Confidence-Related

Goldman Sachs analysts have updated and expanded their popular research detailing the outlook for vaccine rollout in both the US and internationally. As the FDA prepares to grant the virtually inevitable approval of the Moderna mRNA COVID vaccine later this week, the investment bank has expanded its monthly forecasting vaccination model by including the major…

“Smart Home” Tech in U.S. and Europe Succumbs to Google Outage

By B.N. Frank Privacy and security experts have been warning about cybersecurity risks with “Smart Home” technology for many years. There have been countless reports about people being spied on and taunted by hackers (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Of course, manufacturers collect personal data too – often without users’ knowledge or consent. Mozilla just…

The Case For Value And What It Means For Europe

By Michael Msika, macro commentator at Bloomberg With the pandemic-induced recession slowly receding, value stocks in Europe are finally outperforming growth peers, and an increasing number of fund managers say that, after plenty of false starts, this time the rotation may only be in its early days. The region’s heavier weighing in value stocks has…

A Rude Awakening Coming To Europe

Authored by Peter Skurkiss via AmericanThinker.com, The European ruling class is salivating over the prospects of a Harris/Biden presidency.  The bureaucrats who run the European Union and the globalists behind them are cocksure that with Donald Trump gone, things will return to the comfortable pre-Trump days.  Daddy Yankee will again uncomplainingly throw a protective blanket of security over Europe and in…

Rising Up – Anti-Lockdown Protests Spread Across Europe

Via Off-Guardian.org, As the alleged “second wave” of the Coronavirus “pandemic” is reported to be sweeping across Europe in recent weeks, many governments have enthusiastically embraced their totalitarian side and granted themselves sweeping new “emergency powers” alongside new lockdown measures. The public has been markedly less co-operative this time around. Rebelling against the seemingly arbitrary…

Europe Can No Longer Rely On The US For Protection Even With Biden In Office, Macron Warns

With France under lockdown from COVID-19 and reeling from a series of gruesome Islamic terror attacks, French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday revived talk of a pan-European army by telling a reporter that Europe must not revert to relying on the US for its security even after President Trump leaves office. President Trump’s early criticisms…

First Europe, Then Japan, Now Australia Hit By Unprecedented Full-Day Trading Halt Due To “Software Glitch”

First, it was a “technical issue” in Europe which back on July 1 caused European stock markets to suffer a 3 hour outage. Then, in August, New Zealand’s stock market was forced to halt trading over four days in August after distributed-denial-of-service attacks overwhelmed its website. Then on October 1, another “technical issue” hit the Tokyo Stock…

Europe To Pay Lower Price For Pfizer COVID Vaccine Than US

Even after the Trump Administration shelled out $2 billion in Operation Warp Speed money to secure 100 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (don’t listen to the MSM when it claims Pfizer hasn’t benefited from government money), Europe has still somehow managed to secure a better price as part of a deal reported earlier on…

Paris Health Official Urges “Cancel Christmas & New Year’s” As Virus Ravages Europe

France and the UK are in the midst of their second month-long lockdowns after rising numbers of COVID-19 cases while headed into the winter months. Both are enforcing tight new restrictions on their populations including closures of pubs, restaurants and other businesses deemed “non-essential”. And now some health officials are even talking “canceling Christmas” as absurd…

Erdoğan’s Jihad On “Infidel Europe”

Authored by Burak Bekdil via The Gatestone Institute, The jihad against Europe by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is probably based on both ideology and opportunism. Fierce anti-Western rhetoric is an ideological sine qua non for Turkish political Islam; it is also a secure vote-catcher targeting conservative and nationalist masses. Erdoğan’s jihadism is not seasonal or a…

Europe Back In Lockdown Mode

By Tyler Durden As with the first set of lockdowns in the spring, the restrictions meant to curb the renewed spread of Covid-19 in Europe are happening fast and all at once. Spain and France, where a second wave of infections spread from mid-July, led the way by imposing local lockdowns from early and mid-October, respectively. While France…

Making Europe Safe Again

Authored by Brian Cloughley via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Nato, was formed in 1949 by twelve nations led by the United States and with the Latin motto Animus in consulendo liber, meaning “a mind unfettered in deliberation.” It is a bizarre slogan in this day and age, because if ever an…

Chinese Revelers Party In Wuhan Nightclub While Europe Enters Second Lockdown

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Footage out of China shows people in Wuhan dancing in close proximity in a nightclub without a face mask in sight even as other European countries enter into a debilitating second lockdown. The clip, published by France 24, highlights revelers who are not wearing masks or engaging…

Why Is Europe Courting Revolution?

Authored by Alastair Crooke via The Strategic Culture Foundation, All eyes remain on the U.S. election, and on fathoming its consequences. But in the shadow of ‘The Election’, there are other ‘moving parts’: Germany just offered Washington ‘a sweetheart deal’ in which, Europe – with Germany leading – accepts to leverage America’s full-spectrum strategy of…

Palestinians Held ‘Day Of Rage’ As Erdogan Claims Europe “Wants To Relaunch Crusades”

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has done his best to stoke religious tensions related to Charlie Hebdo cartoons which mock Islam’s founder Muhammad, especially after recent terror attacks in France were condemned by Macron as “Islamist terrorism”. Macron had further said Islam is “in crisis” after clearly Islamic-inspired killings have left multiple people dead and wounded this…