DATA: Nearly 50% of Young Europeans Say Govts Using COVID for ‘Control’

Nearly half of young Europeans are skeptical of their government’s motives surrounding pandemic-related restrictions such as lockdowns and vaccine mandates, reveals a new European Council on Foreign Relations poll. The September 1st report notes that “one of the clearest consequences [of the COVID-19 pandemic] so far is a surge in cynicism among young people about governments’ intentions.” “The poll shows that younger people are less likely to believe that the main motivation of governments in introducing pandemic-related restrictions is to limit the spread of the virus,” the think tank summarizes in comparison to older generations. 23 percent of respondents aged

BREXIT: 20% of “Remain” Voters Would Now Opt to Leave EU, Polling Shows.

A Bloomberg poll found that support for “Brexit” has grown even among individuals who voted to remain in the European Union in 2016. “Almost one in five of those who voted to remain in the EU in 2016 would choose to stay out now, according to the poll. By contrast, only 9% of 2016 leave voters want to re-join,” an April 12th Bloomberg report notes. The article, which highlights the European Union’s poor and “hostile” handling of vaccination programs, added that the poll “shows support for Brexit has grown since the historic 2016 referendum, and almost two-thirds of adults believe

Chinese Communist Party Replaces US As Europe’s Top Trading Partner

China had replaced the U.S. as the European Union’s top trading partner in 2020. “The European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, said trade between the 27-country bloc and the rest of the world was down across the board in the first quarter of last year because of the pandemic. Between Jan. and Dec. 2020, euro area goods exports fell 9.2% year-on-year, while imports fell 10.8% compared with the same period in 2019,” a summary of the findings notes. EU exports to the communist country grew by 2.2 percent and imports from China grew by 5.6 percent in 2020. In contrast, EU

German Intel Suppressed Report Highlighting Chinese Communist Party Infiltration

A high-ranking official from the German government suppressed a 2018 intelligence report highlighting the Chinese Communist Party’s growing malign influence in Germany fearful it would compromise the country’s business ties with China. According to Axios: “The highly sensitive report, completed in 2018, examined the Chinese government’s attempts to influence every level of German government, society and business, according to two former U.S. intelligence officials. It cast a particularly harsh light on the intimate ties between German business and the Chinese government; But before it could be widely disseminated within the German government, as had been intended, a high-ranking official intervened;