Tag Archives: Angela Merkel

John Ward – Our Money, Their Egomania : The Disturbing Link Between Mario Draghi, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy, Rupert Murdoch, Boris Johnson, John McCain, David Cameron, George Osborne, Tony Blair, Connecting For Health, And HS2 – 8 February 2015

dambrokeThe time has come to ask two questions of our oligarchies: Are you being serious? And What TF is going on?

You see, the thing is, it’s all about geopolitics really. Well…and oil, too. Geoilpolitik as German academics might say. But the major problem with reducing this sauce down to one word is, it doesn’t get us anywhere: we still have no idea what on earth’s going on. Continue reading

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Mish/Mike Shedlock – Prisoner’s Dilemma Game In Greece; Contagion-Spread Eurozone Breakup More Likely Now; How Will Greece NOT Pay Back €320 Billion? – 10 December 2013

MishMikeShedlockThis happened because demand for foreign goods collapsed in the wake of 27.3% overall unemployment and a shockingly high 57.9% youth unemployment.

The Coming Greek Default

In spite of a current account surplus, Greece’s overall debt load is unsustainable.

Here are a couple of key details: Greece has €320 billion in sovereign debt. Greece’s debt-to-GDP ratio is 174%. Continue reading

Merkel’s Patrons: Donation From BMW Owners Raises Eyebrows – 16 October 2013

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Just weeks after the German election, Angela Merkel’s conservatives received donations totalling 690,000 euros from the family that owns almost half of BMW. The payment coincides with Berlin’s forceful intervention to halt tough new CO2 curbs for carmakers in the EU.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received a hefty donation from major shareholders of BMW last week. That in itself isn’t unusual. The Quandt/Klatten family, which owns 46.7 percent of the Munich-based premium automaker, has traditionally been among the party’s most faithful donors. On Oct. 9, the family transferred a total of €690,000 ($935,000) to the CDU, according to the parliament’s administrative body which published the payment on its website. But this time, the cash injection coincided with a government decision that helps automakers like BMW.

Read the whole story at : www.spiegel.de / link to original article

Der Spiegel – Up To Two Trillion Europe Plans To Leverage Euro-Zone Bailout Fund – 24 September 2012

Officially, the ESM permanent euro-zone bailout fund is worth 500 billion euros. That, though, might not be enough, which is why euro-zone governments are now planning to introduce levers that could mobilize up to 2trillion euros, SPIEGEL has learned. Finland, though, is skeptical of the idea.

With the launch of the permanent common-currency bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), just around the corner, euro-zone member states are looking into ways to leverage the €500 billion ($647 billion) available to the fund, SPIEGEL has learned. But with Finland still concerned about the leveraging plans, it is unlikely that they will be initially included when the ESM is launched on Oct. 8. Continue reading

John Ward – E-Zone Civil War : How The Eunatics Are Creating A Divisive Financial Control System – 16 September 2012

Banking control in one camp, fiscal control in the other. “Sorted,” say the neocons

German finance minister Schäuble sits in his little Wolfschanze this morning, a less than happy wolf-cub. Earlier this year, his boss Angela Merkel did the Grand Tour of European capitals and delivered what they both thought was a done deal: for Herr Schäuble to be the Obersturmbannführer of all things money in the new Fiskalunion being created by Berlin-am-Brussels. Continue reading

Angela Peregoff – The Week Ahead – 20 August 2012

Living during this time in Earth’s planetary history comes with a unique set of challenges. Learning how to increase your life force by returning to inner balance, while being exposed to the many external influences we interact with on a daily basis has the potential to rattle the best of us. It is crucial, however, during the amplified energetic cycles of 2012 not only to maintain, but to increase your “inner awareness” attention. Continue reading

Bloomberg – Merkel Cites Canada As Deficit-Model In Europe’s Crisis – 16 August 2012

(Lucas : Maybe they should look into Iceland’s handling of things. Getting away from the old and starting new with incredible results.)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel renewed her call for austerity as crucial to tackling financial turmoil in the euro area, praising Canada’s economic example as she returned to the crisis fight after her summer vacation. Continue reading