Posts published in Day: April 2, 2021

The “Defender-Europe”. US Army Arrives

By Manlio Dinucci on Friday, April 2, 2021

Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-Covid lockdown: in fact, the mammoth annual exercise of the US Army, Defender-Europe, which until June mobilized on European territory, and beyond this, dozens of thousands of soldiers with thousands of tanks and other means, has been set in motion. The Defender-Europe 21 not only resumes the 2020 program, resized due to Covid, but amplifies it. Why does the “Europe Defender” come from the…

Terminate NATO

By Jacob G. Hornberger on Friday, April 2, 2021

The Washington Post has published a long piece calling for NATO to take on a new official enemy — China. The piece is written by Sara Bjerg Moller, an assistant professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. She argues that after 30 years since losing the Soviet Union as its official enemy and struggling to find a replacement to justify its continued existence, a…

Estonia: €1.3 billion withdrawn from second pension pillar so far

Friday, April 2, 2021

The first period for submitting applications to leave the second pension pillar ended on Thursday and those leaving will withdraw a total of almost €1.3 billion. Significantly more people continue to collect pensions than the November survey of pollster Turu-uuringute AS showed. In November, more than half, or 56 percent, of working-age people who joined the second pension pillar planned to continue with contributions and not withdraw the money, the…