States Must Sacrifice Sovereignty to Save Euro

The euro can only be saved with a system of coercion. Brussels must have the power to decide on government spending in Italy, Portugal or wherever."

Not time for Eurosceptic opportunism
Britain should be doing all it can to help, not standing well back, shouting for everyone else to do something, and then threatening to cut the rope.

Who is Responsible for the Greek Tragedy?

Greece’s private creditors were more than happy to pour money into the country, only to shirk their burden-sharing responsibilities when the artificial boom could no longer be sustained. The over-lending was so widespread that at one point it drove down the yield differential between Greek and German bonds to just six basis points – a ridiculously low level for two countries that differ so fundamentally in terms of economic management and financial conditions.

Germans are seen as the hardest working and least corruptible people in the European Union, a survey of eight EU countries shows, with Chancellor Angela Merkel receiving good marks for her crisis management. Greece, which has high praise for itself, is viewed poorly by its neighbors.

Before the euro Greece had a history of debt defaults, financial contagion, inflation crises and banking crises (see Reinhart and Roggof, 2009). This was usually reflected in its higher bond yields – a risk premium for investing in its debt. The spread between Greek and German bonds was historically always high

Ever since 1841, the market requires that US states running up questionable levels of debt pay an interest-rate premium to compensate for the default risk. By contrast, Greece and the eurozone's other heavy borrowers were able to borrow at interest rates that had fallen to virtually the same level as German bunds. (Greece...)

Greek economic crisis isn't slowing corruption

Spain... Portugal...
6 June 2012 9:24PM
the government in Madrid angrily rejected the demands, insisting thatit did not need rescuing. With fears of a euro meltdown having rapidly shifted from Greece to Spain, Rajoy is pleading for a direct eurozone rescue of his country's banks,
Don't need rescuing but can someone else rescue us. Weird.

I'm here because I want to know why Castellón built an airport from which no aircraft has ever taken off, an airport that cost €150 million in a city that's only 65 kilometers from Valencia, which already has an airport that's much too big for the region.
An airport was built in Ciudad Real, 160 kilometers from Madrid, at a cost of €1 billion. It now serves small private aircraft.

Whats about to tackle the "State corruption" in Spain? Is not, the "legal corruption", at same level as it exists in Portugal? * (don't compare with Romenia and Bulgaria because they are not in the "eurozone")

* keeping on Portugal, just try to find out the number of awful murders there  and see how the portuguese police fail all time to protect the vitims of the portuguese murders and thugs. The Portuguese Parliament and portuguese governments are too busy in managing to protect the "mafia-contracts" favouring  big economical groups and banks, that led the country to the bankrupcy and the regular people to the misery, so there's no time to lost in preventing (mostly women) killings.

Since the EU is not able to stop blatant crimes and huge corruption in its territories why should the world listening to anything coming from the EUPortugal, for example... is not "onlycorrupt... (Portugal is like a Mafia State) (the strange case of the not yellow submarins. There's also the helicopters' case and many many more...


"imagine what would have happened had the UK chosen to maintain its trade links with independent Commonwealth nations upon decolonisation, and trade freely with the rest of the world, rather than joining the EU’s customs union, thus discriminating against its old trading partners and deliberately shifting its trading patterns towards what was to become the lowest-growth, most stagnant part of the world economy?"
Surely!(since the "asian" rapists "old trading partners" are very far from UK you are definitely alright - but, please, don't forget to blame the EU if they were in UK all the time (sections of the pakistani community have been doing this for years to Sikh and Hindu girls and a Sikh gang was formed to combat this back in the 80s).

Lahore: A nine-year-old girl was in a critical condition in hospital after being raped by three men in Pakistan's Punjab province, police said.

Death penalty for rapists 

Teenage sister watched parents suffocate 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed 

Are those murders new in the UK?

Girls as young as five 'forced into marriage' 

"The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said at least 943 women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family’s honour. The statistics highlight the scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan"

Five women 'killed by tribal elders for dancing and singing with men at wedding party in remote Pakistani village'

"one Christian couple was sentenced to 25 years in 2010 after being accused of touching the Qur'an with unwashed hands"

Fifteen men and two women have been found beheaded in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province. Officials said the victims were killed by Taliban insurgents as punishment for attending a mixed-sex party with music and dancing.

Former Pakistani dancing girl commits suicide 12 years after horrific acid attack

Pakistani parents kill 15-year-old daughter with acid 

Another 27 children's bodies were found massacred in Syria

To stop this horror, we need to cut off the flow of arms to the regime. There is one way to do it, but it's going to take all of us working together to make it happen. 

India and the US are key clients to Syria’s main weapons supplier -- the state-owned Russian company Rosoboronexport. If we can get the two countries to threaten to halt all deals unless the Russians stop supporting Syria's murder machine, the arms dealers could be forced to stop their Syria sales. Both the US and India want to stop the violence in Syria, but diplomacy is failing. This is their best chance -- let's give them a massive mandate to act

Syrian government forces and militia loyal to the Assad regime are killing and sexually abusing children and using them as human shields

Opposition fighters in Syria have hitherto been handicapped by a reliance on an old and inadequate arsenal, while the regime in Damascus has been able to rely on a supply of arms from Russia and Iran. Moscow is arming Syria with attack helicopters, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, claimed yesterday.

• A United Nations investigation into the killing of more than 100 civilians in Houla last month says forces loyal to the government "may have been responsible" for many of the deaths. It said the location of government checkpoints, and the timing of bombardments of the area pointed to government complicity in the massacre

"A lot of children have been killed. My friends, my cousins."

Qatar is an autocracy and Saudi Arabia is among the most pernicious of caliphate-kingly-dictatorships in the Arab world. Rulers of both states inherit power from their families – just as Bashar has done – and Saudi Arabia is an ally of the Salafist-Wahabi rebels in Syria, just as it was the most fervent supporter of the medieval Taliban during Afghanistan's dark ages.

The dark side of the Arab Spring

Egypt, where Islamist militias led by the Muslim Brotherhood ousted long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak, has seen liberty for religious minorities enter a crisis. Coptic Christians — who comprise approximately 10 percent of Egypt’s population — had experienced persecution for decades from Muslim groups, but until the fall of Mubarak, the government provided the Copts with official protection.
Since Mubarak’s demise, however, the situation for Copts has deteriorated. A wave of targeted murders, rapes, mob beatings and church burnings has devastated the Coptic Christian community on an almost daily basis for the past year. Despite the brutality of these attacks, the new democratic government has shown no desire to stop the persecution. Last October, a peaceful march protesting the destruction of a Coptic Christian church was broken up by police and military forces. Over 20 people were killed and more than 300 people were injured, some of them run over by military vehicles. In a recent and typical instance, when a mob of 3,000 Muslims attacked and burned Coptic homes, churches and shops in the village of Kobry-el-Sharbat, the police waited outside the village until the mob had enough of looting and beating. SAM HOEL

So in Tunisia, once the most secular and progressive country in the Arab world, gangs of Salafist Muslim thugs now roam the streets, threatening unveiled women and firebombing shops that dare to sell alcohol. In Yemen, Al Qaeda now controls large tracts of the south of country, while in Egypt, the first round of the presidential election has resulted in a run‑off between an Islamist hardliner and a former military crony of Mubarak — hardly the victory for democracy that the Egyptian people were promised at the height of the revolution.
With Mali’s north under rebel control, fears are growing that a breakaway Islamist state could emerge, creating a local stronghold for the region’s jihadis and criminal gangs.

Salafists in German 

The Salafists were waiting. By the time the violence finally came to an end, 29 police had been injured, two of them landing in the hospital with stab wounds. The pro-NRW demonstrators that the police had been protecting were unharmed.

Salafists also believe, among other anti-Western doctrines, that democracy, because it is a man-made form of government, must be destroyed.

Cologne-based rapper Najafi has drawn the wrath of Shiite Muslims after publishing a song that appeared to make fun of the 10th imam. Following a fatwa by an Iranian ayatollah, he has received death threats, and there is a $100,000 bounty on his head. Now he is under police protection but insists he will keep making music.

German neo-Nazis helped the Palestinian terrorist organisation Black September to carry out the infamous massacre of 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, intelligence files released nearly four decades after the killings revealed yesterday.

Jiang Zemin himself has shown the way regarding corruption. In October 2007, former Minister of Finance Jin Renqing resigned unexpectedly, presumably because of the money transferred abroad by Jin and Jiang Zemin a few years before—nearly 100 billion yuan (US$15.8 billion) in misplaced funds.
The Party’s Central Disciplinary Commission is currently investigating a major corruption case that is linked to Jiang and his son, Jiang Mianheng. The money involved in the financial fraud could reach as high as 1.2 trillion yuan (US$190 billion).
The corruption is symptomatic of the radical immorality of the persecution itself. Crimes—slander, theft, brainwashing, unimaginable tortures, rape, and murder—are not only permitted, but are also required by the persecution. The officials who enforce the persecution gain a freedom from all notions of right and wrong so that crime comes easily to them.

In China’s five thousand year history, no single dynasty or political figure has killed as many Chinese citizens as the CCP has. In a time of peace, the CCP has persecuted hundreds of millions of Chinese, causing 80 million Chinese to die from unnatural causes. This is more than is estimated to have died in World Wars One and Two combined. Evidence on Organ Harvesting in China.

Jiang Weisuo

A man who earned nationwide fame as a whistle-blower exposing malpractice in the mainland dairy industry is dead from injuries he sustained in a beating