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Germany gets serious about respect for EU flag

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posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 07:56 AM
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BUNDESRAT WANTS TO BETTER PROTECT EU SYMBOLS

Story URL (in German, as of 20 September)

Germany's Bundesrat has proposed a law allowing punishment of up to three year's imprisonment for publicly disrespecting the EU flag or the EU hymn.

The proposed legislation must now go to the Bundestag for a vote to become law.

Cheers




posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:11 AM
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Um. It's only a proposal. A worrying proposal.

Soon the German flag will be relegated. The EU flag is being elevated to that of a nation-state.

Here's a translation of the first para from the article.


The Federal Council wants to better protect the European symbols such as the flag and the anthem from slurs. In a bill passed on Friday, the State Chamber proposes a new offense, which provides for the contempt of the European flag or anthem up to three years imprisonment or a fine. So far, the Criminal Code protects only symbols of foreign states and the Federal Republic of Germany against denigration.



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:13 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2




Germany's Bundesrat has proposed a law allowing punishment of up to three year's imprisonment for publicly disrespecting the EU flag or the EU hymn.

There's an EU hymn ?


The Federal Council wants to better protect the European symbols such as the flag and the anthem from slurs. In a bill passed on Friday, the State Chamber proposes a new offense, which provides for the contempt of the European flag or anthem up to three years imprisonment or a fine. So far, the Criminal Code protects only symbols of foreign states and the Federal Republic of Germany against denigration.


So glad we're leaving , prison for disrespecting a piece of cloth,

Imprison those disrespecters !




posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:16 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Yet another hit to democracy.

And -

Totally at odds to the definition and actual purpose of the European Union.



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Germany of all people....
They have a bit of a checkered past when it comes to symbols.



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: CthruU


Totally at odds to the definition and actual purpose of the European Union.


Yeah, for my part, I liked the EU better when it was a purely economic arrangement. The path the Union is now on does not appear sound.

Cheers



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: paraphi


Um. It's only a proposal. A worrying proposal.


paraphi, I wonder what the backstory here is. Have there been a bunch of EU flag-burnings in Germany? What has happened to trigger the proposal of this legislation?

Cheers



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Yep...Beethoven's Ode to Joy!


Rainbows
Jane



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: angelchemuel

Ah , the EU Anthem.



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:43 AM
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question one :

what is the current maxiumum penalty under german law for desecration od :

A - the union jack

b - the EU flag

c - the stars and stripes

do i have to actually ask question 2 ????/



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Sounds like an effort to curb growing dissent against the EU by nation state citizens.

Hard to protest being an EU member if you can't disrespect it's flag or anthem.



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 09:07 AM
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They probably don’t want their citizens getting any ideas about freedom from the EU like their English counterparts. The world order must be protected.
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posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

And here I was thinking it would be nice to burn the EU flags flying in front of the British parliament. Certainly reinforces the idea that they need to get out now.


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posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Is the EU just another name for the Fourth Reich?



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 09:50 AM
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A come on you guys...

You have to be close neighbors with 'm to understand that they have silently been envious of surrounding countries and their monarchies.

Their own anthem was outlawed after the war (after some discussion the were allowed to keep the third anthem or something like that). They have this strict law with national symbols etc

Can you blame a country for wanting to have some national pride? Obviously it's a sensitive subject with the history we have but I think it is understandable that they would stict up a little louder for EU pride..

Peace



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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eruope lost its freedom of speech decades ago.
the powers that be protect the 'official' story of w2.

if you dare question the 'official' story of w2, jail to you go!!!

so them saying go to jail over a flag, of course they will do stuff like that.
the powers that be already subjugated the peoples of europe.



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: dantanna
eruope lost its freedom of speech decades ago.
the powers that be protect the 'official' story of w2.

if you dare question the 'official' story of w2, jail to you go!!!
..


Ooooh boy. Are we going into the holocaust-denying realm right there?



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 10:58 AM
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Ummm...I know...right...

Germany was denied Europe in WWII...but...#byanymeansneccessary...they'll get it this time...

So don't you critique their new...ahhh...symbols...

At least they've transitioned from...cooking peeps...to prison terms...I suppose that's a step in the right...left direction...






YouSir



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: drussell41
a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Is the EU just another name for the Fourth Reich?



Ummm...dude...how could you say that...Jeesh…

This would be the...fifth...Reich...






YouSir



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: drussell41
a reply to: F2d5thCavv2

Is the EU just another name for the Fourth Reich?



Oh! I like that ..... straight to the point!




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