democracy

Support the charge for high treason

The pleading for the restoration of a functioning democratic regime and the disengagement of Greece from the debt, which was imposed illegally.

On the 5 of February 2018 the (Greek political party) United People’s Front- E.PA.M., submitted to the Prosecutors of the Supreme Court in Athens a charge-indictment-plead for the restoration of Democracy on the basis of three real facts-assumptions.

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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.

Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

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NEW YORK – The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics. (more…)

Norway 1814 – 1994 – 2014: Sovereignty and Democracy

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By Heming Olaussen

2014 is a year of political jubilees. 200 years ago Norway got her Constitution (Grunnloven), which is celebrated every year on May 17 in every place in the country with children’s processions and speeches. And on November 28, it is also 20 years since the last No of the Norwegian people to EU membership. Where is the connection between these two great events in Norway’s political history – and why is No to the EU calling this a ”double jubilee” and making a campaign on it? In 1814 Norway was subjected to Denmark, formally in a ”union”, but really governed as a colony. After the Napoleonic wars Denmark (more…)

Beware of Citizens and Development ante portas

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On January 8, 2014 Greece inaugurated the beginning of its 5th Presidency of the EU with a big show held at the Zappeion in Athens. Hardly anybody was missing who had contributed to the destruction of the country in the past crisis years. It was the celebration of a paradox: A country presiding over an organization that is destroying its nation and its people!

Of course, democracy and freedom were topics in the speeches made by the participants. The police, on the other hand, prohibited all demonstrations justifying it with the argument ”to protect the life and the physical integrity of the participants…” The same police order also mentioned (more…)

Interview of Pablo Erlantz Jaén, President of “Asociación DEMOCRACIA REAL YA”, Spain, to “HONI” newspaper

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Madrid, December 5th

ASOCIACIÓN  “DEMOCRACIA REAL YA”

(REAL DEMOCRACY NOW!)

http://www.asociaciondry.org

colectivos@asociaciondry.org

As a result of the two day international conference hosted by EPAM and regarded “the Debt, the national currency and Democracy”, all of the participants decided to create a european movement against the economic crisis that the E.E. and the eurozone have generated.

1. What are your first thoughts on the matter after the Athens meeting?

Mainly finally you can try to directly and clearly the issue of the need for the recovery of national sovereignty, especially in some of its aspects (money, food, etc..) To carry out other measures, in the (more…)