Wake up people: This is what happens with trade agreements like TTIP…The so-called investors happilly take profits but “can never” take losses!

Gramercy files $1.3bn claim against Peru

Soldiers prepare to perform a drill in front of the National Congress in Lima, Peru, on Friday, March 13, 2015. Peru's economy is recovering more slowly than policy makers expected after expanding at the slowest pace in five years in the fourth quarter, leading the Finance Ministry to cut its 2015 forecast twice in the last three months. Photographer: Karel Navarro/Bloomberg©Bloomberg

A US hedge fund has filed a $1.3bn claim against Peru over the government’s alleged refusal to repay long-defaulted local bonds at a reasonable rate, arguing that it amounts to expropriation and falls foul of a free-trade agreement with the US.

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EU Banking Union: Recipe For Renewed Disaster.

Thomas FaziOn 1 January 2016 the EU’s banking union – an EU-level banking supervision and resolution system – officially came into force. The move to a banking union has been the most significant regulatory outcome of the crisis – ‘a change of regime, rather than an act of institutional tinkering’, as Christos Hadjiemmanuil of the London School of Economics writes in a comprehensive paper on the topic – and it is widely agreed that ‘even in its current incomplete form, [the banking union] is the single biggest structural policy success of the EU since the start of the financial crisis’. A closer look, though, reveals the banking union – as it stands at least – to be simply the latest step in the EU’s post-crisis creditor-led path of austerity and asymmetric adjustment and one that could potentially put the final nail in the EMU’s coffin by exacerbating core-periphery imbalances and even increasing the risk of banking crises.

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Italy’s long-term sustainability in the eurozone is just as uncertain as that of Greece.

Italy’s long-term sustainability in the eurozone is just as uncertain as that of Greece
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (R) talks with European Commission President Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker before the arrival of Pope Francis at the European Parliament, on November 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PATRICK HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)©AFP

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi

“Last week, the Italian government and the European Commission agreed a convolutef scheme to relieve the Italian banking system of some of these toxic assets. It uses all the dirty tricks of modern finance, including the infamous credit default swap, a financial product that mimics insurance against default on a bond, which was particularly popular during the pre-2007 credit bubble. These instruments allow investors to hedge against default risk. But more often than not, their true purpose is to conceal information, to fool investors, or to circumvent regulatory restrictions.”

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ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ ΣΤΗ ΣΥΡΙΑ, Ο ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΟΡΤΑ ΜΑΣ

Πηγή (και βίντεο) : Η ΣΦΗΚΑ

Πραγματοποιήθηκε την Κυριακή 17-1-2016 στο Ίλιον από τα μέλη του Ε.ΠΑ.Μ Ιλίου η πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα εκδήλωση με το επίκαιρο θέμα:

ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΣΥΡΙΑ, Ο ΠΟΛΕΜΟΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΟΡΤΑ ΜΑΣ

Η εκδήλωση ήταν απόρροια προβληματισμών γύρω από τις εξωτερικές εξελίξεις στην περιοχή της Μέσης Ανατολής-Ανατολικής Μεσογείου και συγκεκριμένα οι γεωπολιτικοί σχεδιασμοί, οι επιδιώξεις, οι συσχετισμοί δυνάμεων, η αποτίμηση της μέχρι σήμερα εξέλιξης, οι εκτιμήσεις για την συνέχεια ή και την έκβαση της όλης κρίσης στην περιοχή .
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LES 25 MESURES PRIORITAIRES A PRENDRE DANS LES 100 PREMIERS JOURS QUI SUIVENT LE CHANGEMENT POLITIQUE

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par Dimitris Kazakis

Dans le cadre d’un nouveau gouvernement assumé par le peuple lui-même, sous forme d’un Comité de Salut National, il y a 25 mesures prioritaires à prendre dans les 100 premiers jours si l’on veut voir la reprise de l’économie et la reconstruction du pays au profit de la grande majorité du peuple. Ceci ne veut pas dire que toutes ces mesures auront abouti dans ce bref délai.

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