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Germans protest Western policies against Russia

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2014

PressTV

14th December, 2014

Thousands of Germans have staged a protest rally to express their anger at the West’s warmongering policies against Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

At least 3,500 people took part in the protest, organized by the German Peace Movement, in the capital Berlin on Saturday.

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Germany’s debate on Russia rages on

Posted by seumasach on December 9, 2014

Russia Insider

9th December, 2014

A number of German politicians and opinion-makers have lately expressed concerns over the West’s reactions to President Putin’s policies. Although critical of Russia, more German officials doubt if further sanctions are the right course of action.

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New law lets EU states ban GM crops

Posted by seumasach on December 6, 2014

RT

5th December, 2014

The European Union has approved a law that will enable the bloc’s 28 member states to restrict the cultivation of genetically modified crops, even if the EU has declared them as safe. The law comes despite furious lobbying from multinationals.

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Merkel will blink long before Putin

Posted by seumasach on November 30, 2014

Russia Insider

27th November, 2014

The cold war took another twist last week when a senior german politician endorsed Russian takeover of Crimea:

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Hungary’s Viktor Orban: Washington’s new enemy image

Posted by seumasach on November 26, 2014

F.William Engdahl

Voltairenet

23rd November, 2014

The refusal of Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ruling Fidesz party to join the new US and EU Cold War against Russia, notably by agreeing to build the South Stream gas pipeline, in addition to the stinging policies adopted against the foreign owned banks and energy companies, has set off alarm bells in Western capitals. According to William Engdahl, the question which now has to be asked is: will Hungary be the next country to be the target of a US/EU sponsored regime change?

 

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Austrian president calls for restoration of equal relations with Russia

Posted by seumasach on October 31, 2014

TASS

30th October, 2014

SOFIA, October 30 /TASS/. It is necessary to restore equal relations with Russia, Austrian President Heinz Fischer said during his official visit to the Bulgarian capital on Thursday.

“If we talk about true relations with Russia, it is necessary to restore equal relations as soon as possible. Sanctions were necessary at a certain period of time but it would be much better if problems could be solved without sanctions. I believe that such solutions should be found. Naturally, all international laws should be observed,” Fischer said.

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Deal reached on bank “bail-in directive”

Posted by seumasach on October 29, 2014

European Parliament

12th December, 2013

Parliament and Council Presidency negotiators reached a political agreement Wednesday on the draft bank recovery and resolution directive, the first step towards setting up an EU system to deal with struggling banks. This directive will introduce the “bail-in” principle by January 2016, thereby ensuring that taxpayers will not be first in line to pay for bank failures.

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Towards the world’s first supranational parliament

Posted by seumasach on October 26, 2014

“Les mouvements citoyens anti-austérité ou simplement soucieux de démocratisation du système décisionnel européen seraient bien inspirés de joindre leurs voix pour exiger des élections trans-Euroland. Cela pourrait accélérer la transition.”

The protest movements across Europe remain stuck in the familiar vagaries of “another world is possible”. They need to leave aside their “anotherworldlyness” and find concrete goals. Given that they are not anti-European, for the most part, they should focus on the issue of European or, more specifically, Eurozone construction. The creation of sovereign, democratic structures at Eurozone level is urgent required especially given the failure of national governments to break out of the Atlanticist stranglehold dramatically illustrated by the fiasco of their dealings with Ukraine. The eurozone still has to create an independent foreign and defense policy, deal with the insolvency of its financial institutions and rebuild the real economy.

Un Super-Comité de l’Euroland au sein du Parlement européen ? En route vers le premier Parlement supra-national du monde

Marie-Hélène Caillol

LEAP 2020

24th October, 2014

La crise de l’Euro a permis de déployer l’embryon institutionnel de la zone Euro : de la BCE au Sommet de l’Euro via l’Eurogroupe, l’UE et les Etats-Membres se sont rendu compte à partir de 2009 qu’ils avaient omis de doter d’un système de gouvernance ce nouveau souverain apparu en 2002 au sein de l’UE, l’Euroland. Ni l’UE ni les états-membres n’étaient donc en mesure de prendre les décisions qui s’imposaient, encore moins de les mettre en oeuvre. Alors il a fallu créer à toute vitesse les mécanismes et les instances nécessaires. Ce fut fait et cela sauva, temporairement, l’euro.

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EU seeks compromise with Russia over Ukraine free-trade pact

Posted by seumasach on September 11, 2014

This looks suspiciously like a move towards the trilateral agreement over Ukraine whose rejection by the EU led to the current crisis

Reuters

11th September, 2014

BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The EU will offer Russia more time to adjust to a European trade pact with Ukraine, diplomats say, moving to ease bilateral tensions over an accord at the centre of the crisis in Ukraine as a ceasefire there takes hold.

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France ready to work with Russia on Ukraine, Middle East

Posted by seumasach on September 11, 2014

RIAN

11th September, 2014

MOSCOW, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – France is interested in stabilizing the situation in Ukraineand the Middle East and stands ready to work together with Russia to this end, Thierry Mariani, a member of the French National Assembly and a member of the French delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, said Thursday.

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Ukraine, EU to ratify Association Agreement simultaneously

Posted by seumasach on September 4, 2014

First, they tried to sign the AA with the legal government, then they tried to sign it with the illegal government which they had installed via a coup d’etat. Now they are trying to sign it with a government which has just lost a war against part of its own population, whose neo-nazi front line troops have sworn to overthrow it, whose national army has disintegrated and which will preside over a de facto partition of the the country if it continues to reject a negotiated peace settlement. All this so that the respective parties can save some face and continue to maintain the completely false story they have been putting out through their completely controlled media. The EU cannot get much lower than this and if it continues to exhibit this kind of political ineptitude, fruit of a political class completely in tow to Anglo-American interests, it will collapse. The problem in Europe is not so much the economy or the common currency but the crisis in direction and in the absence of an independent political leadership.

Euroactiv

4th September, 2014

The European Parliament and Ukraine will ratify the country’s Association Agreement (AA) simultaneously, during the 15-18 September session, EurActiv has learned. The signing of the AA led to the conflict currently under way between Ukraine and Russia.

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