Saturday, 21 January , 2017

EU

Reminding History to explain Politics – the case of Cyprus

  As we explained in a previous article posted here a post-modern, still very real coup d' etat is now executed, with the aim of...

L ’Euro contre l’Europe

par Jacques Sapir 4 Novambre 2016 L’Union européenne traverse aujourd’hui crise majeure. Il s’agit d’une crise économique mais aussi d’une crise d’identité. A l’origine de cette crise...

The alternative proposal for the Cyprus problem

Andreas Theophanous* December 2016 The alternative proposal for the Cyprus problem The narrative of the recent years was that any solution of the Cyprus problem based on...

“Liberal” European Elites for Authoritarianism and Cold War

In the aftermath of the November 8 US presidential election, sections of the Democratic Party, the intelligence services and the media have intensified unsubstantiated pre-election claims that the Russian government hacked into Democratic Party email servers to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Grèce : Les banques sont à l’origine de la crise

Cette étude démontre que la crise grecque qui a éclaté en 2010 est d’origine bancaire privée. Elle n’est pas le résultat d’un excès de dépenses publiques. Le soi-disant plan d’aide à la Grèce a été conçu pour servir les intérêts des banquiers privés et ceux des pays qui dominent la zone euro. L’adoption de l’euro par la Grèce a joué un rôle important dans les facteurs qui ont contribué à la crise. L’analyse contenue dans ce texte a été présentée à Athènes le 6 novembre 2016 lors de la réunion de la Commission pour la vérité sur la dette publique grecque.

Building Totalitarianism in Europe – The Last Coup of Victoria Nuland

Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State, did not spend much time and energy with Christmas and New Year celebrations this year. She has another very urgent and pressing problem to solve, before leaving the State Department, and this is the “Cyprus conflict”. The way she wants to solve this conflict is by transforming a second member of the EU, after Greece, into a protectorate. As the proposed solution for Cyprus is higlhy unstable, powers outside the EU will be provided also with a bomb inside it, that is with the possibillity of provoking a Bosnian-type conflict inside, not outside EU borders.

EU imports 15 times more from illegal Israeli settlements than from...

“The gap between Europe’s rhetoric on illegal settlement growth and our actions is widening. We have reached a nonsensical situation where we are economically...

A Voice From the Left

If somebody asked me, in 2016, why I still consider myself to be on the Left, then I would undoubtedly start from my thoughts about the historical shift that occurred with the atomic bombings of two Japanese cities on 6th and 9th August 1945. Yet I would be the first to admit that the question of these weapons of mass destruction (and other such weapons) transcends the traditional spectrum of political ideologies, including those of the Left and of the Right.

Public Strategic Investments Instead of EFSI 2.0

The EU Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker is proposing an extension of EFSI, the European Fund for Strategic Investments. Instead of terminating in 2018, it would run until 2020. The public funds and EU guarantees would be topped up from 21 billion euros to 33.5 billion. In this way, the intention is to mobilise 500 billion euros in investment capital instead of 315 billion as originally planned. This sounds like a lot of money, but on closer inspection it shrinks away rapidly.

Italy – the Power of the People

The reform, which intended to eliminate the model known as ‘perfect bicameralism’ and reduce the amount of members of the Senate, among other things, didn’t reach the majority of votes, and therefore Renzi, at midnight in Italy, announced on TV that he will officially submit his resignation to the President of the Republic. ‘The Italian people have spoken unequivocally (…) I lost and I will leave my seat. My experience in government has come to an end’, the Prime Minister said in press round filled with journalists. Renzi expressed the need to make reforms in Italy, and called to keep on fighting.