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MOSCOVICI ADMITS THE GREEK PROGRAM IS A “DEMOCRATIC SCANDAL”

European Commissioner for Monetary and Financial  Affairs Pierre Moscovici described  the Greek program of fiscal adjustment as a ‘democratic scandal’. In an interview to Italian newspaper Corriere dela Sera, Pierre Moscovici replied to a journalist question: “Why do you say that the program for Greece is a “democratic scandal”?

“It is a scandal with regards to democratic procedures, not with regards to the decisions themselves. But to decide in such a way about the fate of people, to impose in detail decisions about pensions, about the labor market… I speak about the basic details of the life in a country that have been decided by an organization behind closed doors, plans that have been worked out by technocrats without the minimum control of a parliament. Without that the media really know what it has been said, without fixed criteria or common guidelines

The interview was given on the sidelines of the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, Italy, over the weekend.

In his speech at the Forum, Pierre Moscovici criticized among others the way the Eurogroup operates and urged for democracy and transparency in decision-making structures that will help the euro zone.

“But I am convinced that the euro area will only have a truly bright future if we address three burning political issues: the lack of democracy in its decision-making structures; the need to ensure that a future European Monetary Fund is successfully built on democratic principles; and the economic and social divergences creating a dangerous political divide between countries.

The problem is a structural one. We are talking about decisions that are first prepared by officials – in almost complete opacity– and then taken by Ministers behind closed doors, often after very limited discussions,and with no formal rules. Unlike in a normal Council formation, the European Commission does not have the prerogatives in the Eurogroup to promote and advance the general interest of the euro area as a whole. Major decisions are taken on national budgets and reforms and no one is – or feels – accountable for these decisions to the European Parliament.

I would go so far as to say that this flaw in the governance of EMU is a democratic deficit, and sometimes in the past, when we look at Greece, it has been close to a democratic scandal.

As you can gather from what I have already said, I believe that our Economic and Monetary Union requires a quantum leap forward on the institutional front to fix this political vacuum. We cannot go on having the main decision-making forum for the euro area detached from the most basic democratic standards, as enshrined in the Community method.

Reforming the euro area’s governance is also a prerequisite for increased solidarity. Any strengthening of EU powers must be reflected in a more democratic euro area.”

I supposed, Moscovici has been thinking all the time that the Greek adjustment programs was implemented and enforced by aliens. It looks as if  the European Commissioner just stood at the many Eurogroup sessions watching stunned and speechless how the little mean creatures from outer space designed the future of every Greek child, man, woman and senior down to last detail and the imposed their evil plans to the country as a whole.

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Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington?

By Paul Craig Roberts

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“One Ring to rule them all . . . and in the darkness bind them.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.

The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.

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Μichalis Nevradakis’ interview with Professor Francis Boyle

The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with international lawyer and professor Francis Boyle of the University of Illinois. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of February 18-24, 2016. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is international lawyer and professor of international law at The University of Illinois Dr. Francis Boyle. Boyle has served as legal counsel to the Palestinian Authority, to Hawaiian independence groups, and served on the legal team which led to the conviction of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for war crimes. Professor Boyle, welcome to our program today.

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ΑΚΟΜΑ ΒΡΩΜΑΕΙ ΣΑΠΙΛΑ Η ΔΑΝΙΑ

Dania

του Αntonio Pérez

Το βασίλειο της Δανιμαρκίας αποφάσισε με το έτσι γουαστάρω ότι θα γδύνει όποιον πρόσφυγα πέφτει στα νύχια του. Η επίσημη δικαιολογία είναι ότι το κάνει για να αποζημιώσει το Δημόσιο Ταμείο για τα έξοδα που κάνει για τους τόσους που φαίνονται κουρελιάρηδες απ’έξω αλλά… είναι ζάμπλουτοι από μέσα. Αυτή η σκανδιναβική χώρα φαίνεται να πιστεύει ότι οι πάμπλουτοι ανατολίτες κάθε τόσο ανάβουν κι έναν πόλεμο στις χώρες τους, έτσι για να σπάσουν πλάκα. Ωστόσο, η Ευρώπη συνεχίζει την τόσο ιδιαίτερη αντεπανάστασή της : η πρώην αγία ιδιωτική ιδιοκτησία εξαρτάται τώρα από το τι διαβατήριο έχεις. Από ό,τι φαίνεται, το να διαπράττεις δημόσια ληστεία ενάντια στους πρόσφυγες με εμφανή κερδοσκοπικό σκοπό δεν είναι τρομοκρατία εκ μέρους του δανέζικου κράτους, αλλά καλές και νομοταγείς πρακτικές, good governancy κι άλλες τέτοιες μοντέρνες ηλιθιότητες της σειράς. (more…)

Η ΝΕΑ ΑΠΟΙΚΙΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ : ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΚΑΙ ΟΥΚΡΑΝΙΑ

ukraine-greece_jpg_1718483346του Jack Rasmus

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Μια νέα μορφή αποικιοκρατίας μέσω της απευθείας διαχείρισης και μεταφοράς χρηματοπιστωτικού πλούτου αναδύεται στην Ελλάδα και στην Ουκρανία.

Η κατάσταση σε Ελλάδα και Ουκρανία σηματοδοτεί την γένεση ενός νέου και πιο άμεσου τρόπου απομύζησης του πλούτου.

Μια νέα μορφή αποικιοκρατίας γεννιέται στην Ευρώπη. Όχι μέσω στρατιωτικής επιβολής και κατοχής, όπως στον 19ο αιώνα. Ούτε μέσω της τόσο αποτελεσματικής οικονομικής αποικιοκρατίας που άσκησαν οι ΗΠΑ την περίοδο μετά το 1945, όπου τα κόστη της απευθείας διοίκησης και της στρατιωτικής κατοχής εξοικονομήθηκαν μέσω της τοποθέτησης υπάκουων τοπικών ελίτ που ελάμβαναν μέρος του αποσπώμενου πλούτου με αντάλλαγμα την υποταγή της κοινωνίας.

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