Worry over Trump’s Iran decision, Europe Day prompts love for the EU mission, and people go nuts over this year’s Eurovision.
This week tangerine toddler Donald Trump brought the middle east one step closer to war by pulling out of the Iran deal.
Former US ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner said the US President had made the world a far more dangerous place. “So much for European efforts at flattery.”
Trump made the world a far more dangerous place last night. So much for European efforts at flattery.
— Anthony Gardner (@tonylgardner) May 9, 2018
Mark Lyall Grant, another former Ambassador – from the UK to UN – described it as a very foolish decision with no strategy or geopolitical understanding.”
Very foolish decision from @realDonaldTrump on Iran deal. All domestic politics, no strategy or geopolitical understanding.
— Mark Lyall Grant (@LyallGrant) May 8, 2018
In fact pretty much the only one who did approve, was Israel’s Netanyahu.
💥Netanyahu says 'fully supports' Trump's 'bold' withdrawal from Iran deal #AFP
— david vujanovic (@davidvujanovic) May 8, 2018
Council President Donald Tusk said the move would be discussed by EU leaders at the summit in Sofia next week.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) May 8, 2018
Prompting Danny Kemp to point out that the Western Balkans drop even further down the agenda for next week’s Western Balkans summit.
The Western Balkans drop even further down the agenda for next week's Western Balkans summit https://t.co/OXay1vLZng
— Danny Kemp (@dannyctkemp) May 8, 2018
NowThis News fact-checked Trump’s speech about the Iran deal, and, buckle up people, counted one false claim every 83 seconds.
We fact checked Trump's speech about the Iran deal… Buckle up pic.twitter.com/I2A98pt2T2
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 9, 2018
9th of May was Europe Day and European Commission mouthpiece in chief Margaritis Schinas said “Europe an anchor of stability in a troubled world.”
Today #EuropeDay, proud of our Union: The longest period of peace on the continent. A thriving, single market of 500 mil. Democracy, Rule of Law, Social Protection, Universal Health and Education systems. No death penalty. #Europe an anchor of stability in a troubled world. pic.twitter.com/IezyvP1lnK
— Margaritis Schinas (@MargSchinas) May 9, 2018
That’s getting truer by the day!
Jean-Claude Juncker marked the occasion by asking Europeans for their concerns and what they want their leaders to do about them.
This #EuropeDay we are asking Europeans for their views on the issues that concern them and what they want their leaders to do about them. It is time to decide what the #EU27 should be. Fill in the survey here: https://t.co/65yH4jOxXD#FutureOfEurope pic.twitter.com/RnXjJRkwo9
— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) May 9, 2018
The Empire State Building was lit up in the European Union’s flag colours.
— Pablo Pérez 🇪🇺 (@PabloPerezA) May 8, 2018
While Berlaymonster decided to honour the great indomitable unifying European Spirit … GIN!
Tis #EuropeDay, when we honour and acknowledge the great indomitable unifying European Spirit.
— Berlaymonster (@Berlaymonster) May 9, 2018
Theresa May may well need gin, as we remind her of this.
— Polly Polak (@PolakPolly) May 9, 2018
Happy Europe Day Theresa!
And finally, the REAL European political infighting and backstabbing will take place this weekend in Lisbon as the Eurovision song contest final takes place. If you haven’t already heard all the songs… count yourself lucky!
For some unfathomable reason Australia is somehow involved.
— Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy) May 10, 2018
These two car mechanics want your vote.
— Madame Monsieur (@MadameMonsieur) May 10, 2018
As does this… um… dude.
— Songfestival (@songfestival) May 10, 2018
Ireland qualified for the first time in years, prompting some people to “lose the run of themselves entirely!”
— BBC Eurovision🇬🇧 (@bbceurovision) May 8, 2018
Cyprus is apparently tipped to win.
— BBC Eurovision🇬🇧 (@bbceurovision) May 8, 2018
Having come up with the best performance since this.
— Shannen Marie (@Shannen_MCFC) May 13, 2017
An account called Hot Eurovision Boys takes is all VERY seriously saying “Shame on You tube for its geoblocking. This goes against everything that Eurovision stands for, and is even discriminatory.”
Shame on the @Eurovision official website/youtube channel for its geoblocking. This goes against everything that @Eurovision stands for, and I will not accept any counterargument. It is even discriminatory.
— 🇫🇷HotEurovisionBoys🇫🇷 (@hotESCboys) May 10, 2018
But Brussels’ own Mr Eurovision, Dave Keating, proves he can multitask: writing about the Iran nuclear deal while watching the Eurovision dress rehearsal.
— Dave Keating (@DaveKeating) May 9, 2018
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The EU has a Pay Gap problem 🇪🇺North & South, East & West, Men & Women, Old & Young. 📊
— industriAll Europe (@industriAll_EU) May 8, 2018
And that’s it for another week. Join me again next week for more tears, fears and jeers in the Brussels Bubble Twittersphere.