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Montreal Simon: Greece, Angela Merkel, and the Failed Policies of Austerity

As Angela Merkel and her gang of EU stooges and bloated banksters give Greece until Sunday to decide how much more flesh they can carve off its shrunken body. Frustrated European leaders gave Greece until Sunday to reach an agreement to save its collapsing economy from catastrophe after an emergency summit meeting here on . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Greece, Angela Merkel, and the Failed Policies of Austerity

Montreal Simon: Why Germany Has No Right to Inflict Pain On Greece

Ever since the Greek debt crisis began no country has been more aggressive in demanding its pound of flesh than Germany, and its flinty chancellor Angela Merkel.Merkel has made it clear that she wants the Greeks to be punished, not just for the money they owe, but also for having the temerity to vote . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Germany Has No Right to Inflict Pain On Greece

CuriosityCat: Grexit, schmexit: It ain’t gonna happen

For sale? Owner must sell …

Right now a battle of Homeric proportions is being waged for the future soul of the European Union.

On one side are the Teutonic bookkeepers of the EU, led by Merkel of Germany and Cameron of Britain. On the other side is the tiny, profligate, bankrupt state of . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Grexit, schmexit: It ain’t gonna happen

drive-by planet: Die Linke’s Sahra Wagenknecht slams Merkel in Bundestag for being US stooge [video]

In a powerful Bundestag speech, Deputy Chair of the German Die Linke (Left Party), Sahra Wagenknecht, accused Angela Merkel of being an enabler of US interests, to the detriment of Germany and the EU.Wagenknecht called into question Merkel’s position o… . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Die Linke’s Sahra Wagenknecht slams Merkel in Bundestag for being US stooge [video]

drive-by planet: Die Linke’s Sahra Wagenknecht slams Merkel in Bundestag for being US stooge [video]

In a powerful Bundestag speech, Deputy Chair of the German Die Linke (Left Party), Sahra Wagenknecht, accused Angela Merkel of being an enabler of US interests, to the detriment of Germany and the EU.

Wagenknecht called into question Merkel’s position on “spheres of influence” and international law, citing numerous instances in the course of . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Die Linke’s Sahra Wagenknecht slams Merkel in Bundestag for being US stooge [video]

CuriosityCat: Ukraine: Angela Merkel and the Sleepwalkers

With all the huffing and puffing going on around Crimea, Ukraine, and Putin’s metamorphosis into Hitler, it’s a pleasure to read that Germany’s Merkel is trying to learn from the past:

In contrast to the posturing and empty rhetoric in London and Washington is the calm voice of Germany’s Angela Merkel. We hear . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Ukraine: Angela Merkel and the Sleepwalkers

drive-by planet: Double standards, threats and false claims in run-up to March 16 referendum in Crimea

The referendum in Crimea scheduled for March 16 has been declared invalid by US secretary of state John Kerry who also issued warnings of serious consequences if Russia “annexes” Crimea.  He promised that sanctions against Russia would “get ugly fast.” This was echoed by Germany’s Angela Merkel who has made dark references to “massive . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Double standards, threats and false claims in run-up to March 16 referendum in Crimea

LeDaro: Germans and their fascination with nudity

The shy Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel may not like to tell you but even she enjoys it. NBC News gets to the bottom of Germany’s love affair  with nudity.

“Lately, however, nudism has been getting some additional exposure with the circulation of a photo purporting to show a young Angela Merkel and a couple of . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Germans and their fascination with nudity

CuriosityCat: Chancellor Merkel plumps for the domino theory over the ballast theory

Merkel and dominoes …

One of the fascinating things about high level crises like the eurozone one, is the role played by the men and women who have the power or lack the power to influence events. And the key person in the past five years or so is a woman some nicknamed The . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Chancellor Merkel plumps for the domino theory over the ballast theory

drive-by planet: Eurozone austerity: the ‘hope’ candidate

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CuriosityCat: Anglo-Franco-German ménage à trois: A Federal Europe or a confederation of Nation States?

The European Union

A struggle for the future of Europe is being waged right now by the politicians of the EU. 

Most of the fighting is being done by the leaders of France, Germany and Britain (the Big Three of Europe), with the other medium sized states putting the boot in every now and . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Anglo-Franco-German ménage à trois: A Federal Europe or a confederation of Nation States?

CuriosityCat: Eurozone: Move over politicians, here come the German Judges!

It’s not just the politicians who make decisions about how to rescue the foundering Euro: a Constitutional Court in Germany also has a say on the most important decisions: Germany’s Constitutional Court

Germany’s top court has rejected calls to block the permanent eurozone rescue fund – the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) – and the European . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Eurozone: Move over politicians, here come the German Judges!

CuriosityCat: Eurozone: The coming New Deal

Thank heavens for democracy! 

In a world taken to the brink of financial implosion because of lax regulations of financial institutions, incompetence of regulatory authorities, pure greed on the part of the stakeholders in our investment banking industries (banks, merchant banks, regulatory agencies, regulatory authorities, lawyers, auditors and the like) and politicians effectively bought . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Eurozone: The coming New Deal

the reeves report: Saving Solar Power in Germany

German Solar Park.

For most of the past winter, Germany’s 1.1 million solar power systems that crisscross the country have sat relatively idle. Overcast skies and a relative lack of sunshine has meant the powerful solar-generating system has produced little energy, forcing Germany to import electricity from nuclear power plants in neighbouring France . . . → Read More: the reeves report: Saving Solar Power in Germany

CuriosityCat: The Eurocrisis – A Gallic snub, No Haircuts & More Stability Funds

What a dramatic few days we have just lived through!  The grandest experiment in modern history – the European Union – has weathered a major threat to its existence, with 27 governments gathering in Brussels, and 26 agreeing on a roadmap for future stability and closer fiscal union. And the one country that is half-in . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Eurocrisis – A Gallic snub, No Haircuts & More Stability Funds

CuriosityCat: UK’s Cameron needs to take a lesson from The Gambler

Lissen up, David: Click here!

And listen especially hard when Kenny Rogers has this to say: And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.Said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.

You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,Know . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: UK’s Cameron needs to take a lesson from The Gambler

CuriosityCat: David ‘Two-Speed’ Cameron and the EuroCop

Chancellor Merkel’s glacial crawl towards the creation of an all-powerful EuroCop with powers to veto the budgets of Eurozone nations is beginning to make Prime Minister Cameron a bit nervous.  Cameron is on the outside, looking in, but is itching to give advice to the 17 European Union members of the Eurozone about how to . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: David ‘Two-Speed’ Cameron and the EuroCop

CuriosityCat: Will Germany pay more for helping save the Euro than it paid for losing the War?

The figures seem to show it would, according to Landon Thomas in The New York Times: This Lady ain’t for stampeding …

Bernard Connolly, a longtime critic of European policies, estimates that it would cost Germany, as the main surplus country in the euro zone, about 7 percent of its gross domestic product a . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Will Germany pay more for helping save the Euro than it paid for losing the War?

CuriosityCat: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bypassing tactic on its way to success

David Cameron wants a pound of flesh in return for the UK agreeing to changes to the EU Treaty to bring on closer fiscal union in the Eurozone. Pushed by the Euroskeptics in his party, he has to pander to them by trying to change the deal and repatriate more power to the UK government. . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bypassing tactic on its way to success

CuriosityCat: Angela Merkel tosses Cameron a bone and presses on with Little EU amendments

David Cameron rubbed his hands in glee a few weeks ago when Angela Merkel insisted that the European Union treaty be amended as part of her agreement to save weaker countries from bankruptcy.

Because amendments require 100% approval by all members, Cameron thought that he could bargain with the Iron Chancellor and claw back rights . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Angela Merkel tosses Cameron a bone and presses on with Little EU amendments