Tag Archives: Nicolas Sarkozy

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

The Telegraph – Nicolas Sarkozy Faces Questioning In Raft Of Investigations As Immunity Ends – 10 May 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy could face questioning in a raft of party financing and corruption cases when he leaves the Elysée next week and loses his presidential immunity.

By Henry Samuel, Paris / 5:07PM BST 09 May 2012

The Right-winger, who lost his re-election bid to Socialist François Hollande on Sunday, held his last cabinet meeting on Wednesday – said to be an “emotional” affair in which he urged colleagues not to be “sad or bitter”. Continue reading

Lucas – A Greek Paradox And A French Sleeper – 7 May 2012

Strange to read about the Greek opposition to Europe and the austerity  winning, but not really winning. Due to the Greek electorial system the winning party in the elections, gets 50 seats in the Parliament extra.

This makes that though the “winners” still lose in a paradox. The Greeks win nothing and lose only in time. The not “winning” but still largest party is just one seat short of forming a government. But the other parties the real “winners” will not help to get a majority for sure.

So this will soon become a stalemate. And after a couple of attempts to form a government new elections have to decide again what will happen.

NO win NO gain. Continue reading

BBC News – Socialist Francois Hollande Wins French Presidency – 6 May 2012

Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France’s new president.

He got about 52% of votes in Sunday’s run-off, according to early projections, against 48% for centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mr Sarkozy has admitted defeat, saying: “Francois Hollande is the president of France and he must be respected.”

Analysts say the vote has wide implications for the whole eurozone. Mr Hollande has vowed to rework a deal on government debt in member countries.

(Read the whole story : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news link to original article)

American Kabuki – Sarkozy To Crack Down On People Who Follow “Extremist” Websites – 23 March 2012

“Sarkozy called Merah’s killings terrorist attacks and announced a crackdown on people following extremist websites.”

“From now on, any person who habitually consults websites that advocate terrorism or that call for hate and violence will be punished,” he said in a statement. “France will not tolerate ideological indoctrination on its soil.”
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John Ward – Credit Ratings: The Hidden Persuaders Behind Fitch – 15 March 2012

Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere….’malign mercenary’

Recent decisions analysed by The Slog (AKA John Ward)

Fitch was first to cast doubt upon France’s credit rating, first to upgrade Greece after last week’s debt-swap, and yesterday put Britain on negative outlook for its AAA status. Can we be sure these decisions are truly objective? One hugely notable feature of the last twelve months has been the growing campaign by indebted sovereign politicians to mouth off against the ratings agencies, but as ever this reflects only the petulance of thos who back into the spotlight of life. Continue reading

Reports of ‘Tough Year Ahead’ for Eurozone Sets Stage for Further Austerity – 5 January 2012

By Nelson D. Schwartz of the The New York Times link to article:

Protesters hold a banner which reads “no to the austerity policy, raise the salaries” during a demonstration to protest against austerity measures in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) “Europe’s leaders are bracing their nations for a turbulent year, with their beleaguered economies facing a threat on two fronts: widening deficits that force more borrowing but increasing austerity measures that put growth further out of reach.

“French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet Jan. 9 with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss a new fiscal treaty intended to impose stringent budget requirements on European Union nations. Continue reading