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Ο ΚΟΣΜΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΧΕΙΛΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΛΕΜΟΥ? – A World On The Verge Of War?

Posted by satyrikon στο 16 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012

Revolutionary Guards

Revolutionary Guards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is a summary of where the world stands:

From Reuters:

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ΤΑΡΑΧΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΓΑΛΛΙΑ-French riot night: Cops injured, cars torched, school burnt (VIDEO, PHOTOS) — RT

Posted by satyrikon στο 14 Αυγούστου, 2012

Hundreds of French youths torched buildings and cars and clashed with police, injuring 16 officers during an overnight riot in the northern French city of Amiens.

French police reported that the clashes involved some 100 rioters and 150 officers, beginning around 9pm Monday and ending around 4am Tuesday.

At least three bystanders were hurt after rioters pulled drivers from their cars while hijacking the vehicles, the AP reported.

“The confrontations were very, very violent,” Amiens Mayor Gilles Dumailly told French television network BFM.

One of the events that sparked the riot was an arrest made over the weekend for dangerous driving, French media reported. The arrest was seen by many locals as insensitive and unnecessarily violent, as residents were attending a wake for a 20-year-old who died in a motorcycle accident.

A leisure center and two school buildings were razed, along with a dozen cars, local officials said. Rioters used trash cans as flaming barricades, and threw heavy objects at police officers, who responded by deploying tear gas, rubber bullets and a helicopter.

Amiens has experienced riots in the past. The city is infamous for high unemployment, racial tension and an aggressive police force.

The district in Amiens was among 15 areas declared the most troubled in France earlier this month, prompting the government to pledge additional security and money for the region. Dumailly hoped tensions would improve with a plan to fix up the housing projects and offer more services, he said at the time.

In 2005, France saw its worst urban unrest in 40 years, which led to the declaration of a state of emergency by the country’s then-center-right government. Entire neighborhoods of Amiens burned for nearly a month.

The 2007 deaths of two youths hit by a police car sparked another wave of violence in the city. Unrest flared again in 2010 when police shot and killed a youth who had robbed a casino.

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French firemen walk past a car destroyed at a leisure centre after overnight clashes where gangs of youths set cars, bins and a school ablaze in Amiens August 14, 2012 (Reuters / Pascal Rossignol)
French firemen walk past a car destroyed at a leisure centre after overnight clashes where gangs of youths set cars, bins and a school ablaze in Amiens August 14, 2012 (Reuters / Pascal Rossignol)
French firemen inspect damage inside a leisure centre after overnight clashes where gangs of youths set cars, bins and a school ablaze in Amiens August 14, 2012 (Reuters / Pascal Rossignol)
French firemen inspect damage inside a leisure centre after overnight clashes where gangs of youths set cars, bins and a school ablaze in Amiens August 14, 2012 (Reuters / Pascal Rossignol)
damaged primary school in Amiens on August 14, 2012 (AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen)
damaged primary school in Amiens on August 14, 2012 (AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen)
People look at damaged primary school in Amiens, northern France on August 14, 20102 (AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen)
People look at damaged primary school in Amiens, northern France on August 14, 20102 (AFP Photo / Philippe Huguen)

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NATO Terrorists Execute Civilians While Waiting for Syrian Army

Posted by satyrikon στο 26 Ιουλίου, 2012

NATO-backed militants execute civilians as they await impending battle in Aleppo, Syria.

by Tony Cartalucci

July 26, 2012 – For many months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has depicted the militants creating havoc across his nation as «armed gangs,» «foreign terrorists,» and simply just, «terrorists.» During a 2011 interview in Damascus with Barbra Walters, Walters feigned indignation when hearing these labels, insisting that these were people simply seeking «democracy» and «freedom.»

It turns out months later, it was President Assad who has been vindicated, and Walters’ disrespectful, curt condemnation exposed as the same brand of war propaganda that has mired the West in over a decade of ceaseless, bloody, bankrupting wars and interventions.

The FSA are Terrorists

AFP now reports that the so-called «Free Syrian Army» (FSA) militants who had attempted to overrun the city of Aleppo in Syria’s north on July 17, in coordination with an assassination bombing and a similar militant attack on Damascus, are now trapped in the city center, awaiting Syrian Army reinforcements expected to close in and neutralize them. An AFP correspondent embedded with the terrorists reported that, «two men, accused of belonging to pro-government «shabiha» militia, were summarily dispatched in the street, each with a bullet to the head.»

By this of course AFP means, two civilians were rounded up and shot in the head – killed in cold blood in the streets.

BBC’s Ian Pannell also rode in with FSA terrorists during the initial attack on Aleppo, which is by all accounts a pro-Army, pro-Syrian city. Pannell described scenes of FSA militants «seeking revenge» as they too rounded up men «suspected» of being «shabiha.» The men were unarmed, terrified, and had weapons discharged at their feet as they knelt on the ground. Pannell doesn’t tell us if this group of men were «dispatched» as well, preferring to paper over what appeared to be an atrocity in the making by stating, «there is little justice on either side.»

It appears the term suspected «shabiha» has become analogous of the Western media’s use of the term «African mercenaries» in Libya during NATO destabilization and regime change operations there last year. These «African mercenaries» were lynched, beheaded, shot, burned, and hacked to pieces, just as the FSA is now doing to suspected «shabiha.»


Photo: Images and reports eventually trickled out as NATO-backed genocide unfolded throughout Tripoli’s streets, indicating the destruction of infrastructure and the specific targeting of black Libyans written off by the corporate media as «suspected mercenaries.» Benghazi rebels have been long reported to harbor extremist ideologies and an intense ethnic & racial hatred.

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It would later turn out these black Africans were not mercenaries, but citizens who had lived in Libya for generations fighting desperately for their lives against sectarian extremists intolerant of their complexion and creed. Likewise, suspected «shabiha» are Syrians unwilling or unable, because of their ethnicity or creed, to capitulate to roving bands of foreign-armed sectarian extremists.

The FSA Include Foreign-Fighters

CNN, whose Ivan Watson also accompanied FSA terrorists over the Turkish-Syrian border and into Aleppo revealed that indeed foreign fighters were amongst the militants. It was admitted that:

Meanwhile, residents of the village where the Syrian Falcons were headquartered said there were fighters of several North African nationalities also serving with the brigade’s ranks.

 

A volunteer Libyan fighter has also told CNN he intends to travel from Turkey to Syria within days to add a «platoon» of Libyan fighters to armed movement.

CNN also added:

On Wednesday, CNN’s crew met a Libyan fighter who had crossed into Syria from Turkey with four other Libyans. The fighter wore full camouflage and was carrying a Kalashnikov rifle. He said more Libyan fighters were on the way.

The foreign fighters, some of them are clearly drawn because they see this as … a jihad. So this is a magnet for jihadists who see this as a fight for Sunni Muslims.

CNN’s reports provide bookends to earlier admissions that large numbers of Libyan terrorists flush with NATO cash and weapons had headed to Syria with known terrorist commanders making the arrangements.

Western Media is Complicit in Covering Up War Crimes 

Not only are these FSA militants committing atrocities, they are doing so in front of representatives of Western media, who are demonstratively excusing, covering up, or downplaying their war crimes. Additionally, these media personalities are attempting to downplay the significant implications of foreign-fighters crossing Syria’s borders and conducting armed attacks on a heavily populated city – implications that run contra to the West’s narrative regarding their support of the FSA against the Syrian state.

By doing so they’ve become accomplices, providing impunity for the actions of terrorists, and allowing the governments of the United States, Britain, France, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, an ignoble alliance, to continue fueling this violent, foreign-contrived band of militants. And by doing so, these media representatives have undermined their journalistic immunity, putting the lives of real journalists the world over at risk.

 

 Image: An approximation of areas where fighting has been taking place in Aleppo, Syria. Clearly during the initial offensive by the FSA, they came in from 2 of the city’s main highways, both leading to the Turkish-Syrian border. It appears that a large number of fighters have been trapped inside the center of the city, surrounded by Syrian military forces. This was not an «uprising» but rather an invasion by armed militants from across the Turkish-Syrian border. It is unclear whether a significant number of additional militants are on their way.

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And it will be this corps of professional deceivers who continue their efforts to pave way for wider NATO intervention to fulfill US ambitions to carve out «safe havens» in northern Syria form which to prolong the current bloodbath.

Perhaps this is why Russia – condemned by these very nations for its «inaction» in supporting the subversion of Syria – stated quite clearly that the West, specifically the US, was «justifying terrorism against the Syrian government.» 


The West is hemorrhaging legitimacy and finds itself in an untenable position where it can neither go forward nor back without incurring tremendous, catastrophic consequences – consequences millions of people across the Middle East as well as across the West will pay for in blood and treasure. It should be remembered who exactly brought us to this precipice and why – corporate-financier interests, their stables of policy makers, and the corporate-media – all for the sake of pursuing narrow-minded, self-serving geopolitical hegemony.   

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ΚΟΜΜΑΤΑ ΠΟΥ ΘΕΛΟΥΝ ΤΗΝ ΧΩΡΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΕΞΩ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΗ

Posted by satyrikon στο 12 Ιουνίου, 2012

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Many countries have seen the emergence of nationalist parties but only France, Italy, and Greece have parties advocating EMU withdrawal (for now).

Euro-Fatigue Storm Rising

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ZeroHedge | On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero

Posted by satyrikon στο 9 Ιουνίου, 2012

The wind picked up across the plains, the windmill began to turn and “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” rode out once more to do battle. The ever faithful Sancho Panza, not wishing to be left behind, was in attendance and the windmills were now the banks and the regional debt of the country. You see, the Troubadour, Mariano Rajoy, does not wish the country to take any responsibility. It is to be the banks, not to injure the pride of the nation, that are the culprits and the banks, run by the empanada consortium, who are to be blamed. The IMF has released a statement claiming the banks need about $46bn which is the typical posture of the IMF these days; underestimating liabilities and then finding that more money is needed later; which they already knew of course. “Under estimate the liabilities and over estimate the assets” is the mantra sung at the IMF these days at the morning prayers as their credibility is as certain as the stature of the giants fought by Don Quixote.

via ZeroHedge | On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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ZeroHedge | On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero

Posted by satyrikon στο 3 Ιουνίου, 2012

Confused by the latest developments, headlines, stories, counterstories, denials, counterdenials and rumors, but mostly prayers out of Europe? Here is your one stop shop of everything that has transpired in the Eurocrisis most recently.

via ZeroHedge | On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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ΟΙ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΟΙ ΦΟΙΤΗΤΕΣ ΑΓΩΝΙΖΟΝΤΑΙ ΕΝΑΝΤΙΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΧΟΥΝΤΑ ΤΩΝ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΙΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΤΩΝ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΣΕΩΝ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΣ ΠΕΡΙΚΟΠΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΝ ΑΥΞΗΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΔΙΔΑΚΤΡΩΝ-ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΕΣ

Posted by satyrikon στο 1 Δεκεμβρίου, 2010

European Students Fight Governments and Banks

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[Image]A student, wearing a mask, reading: ‘I was cut,’ protests in front of the Italian Lower House in Rome on November 25, 2010. Students from several cities protest against the government’s proposed reform of the university system and budget cuts that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government has engaged to carry out by 2013. Students are outraged over cuts of around nine billion euros (12 billion US dollars) and 130,000 jobs in the education system. Getty [Image]Students demonstrate in Buchanan Street on November 24, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. Protests are taking place across the UK over higher tuition fees and the recent government budget cuts. A student march earlier in the month saw violent scenes as protestors occupied the Conservative Party headquarters in London. Getty Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

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ΟΙ «ΠΑΠΑΔΕΣ»,ΤΟ GROUP ΤΡΑΠΕΖΩΝ INTER ALPHA ΚΑΙ Η ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ «ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ»

Posted by satyrikon στο 24 Μαρτίου, 2010

Η ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΚΟΙΝΗ ΓΝΩΜΗ ΓΙΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΕΙΤΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ ΜΜΕ ΤΩΝ ΕΡΓΟΛΑΒΩΝ ΑΛΛΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟ «ΣΟΒΑΡΟΦΑΝΕΙΣ» ΠΗΓΕΣ ΟΤΙ

Η ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ ΤΗΣ «ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ»

ΚΑΤΕΧΕΤΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΛΕΓΧΕΤΑΙ ΑΠΟ

ΤΗΝ

ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ

ΔΗΛΑΔΗ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟ ΚΟΙΝΩΣ ΛΕΓΟΜΕΝΟ «ΑΠΟ ΤΟΥΣ ΠΑΠΑΔΕΣ».

ΥΠΑΡΧΕΙ ΚΑΙ ΜΙΑ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΗ ΑΠΟΨΗ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΑ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΤΟΠΟΘΕΤΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΚΑΣΤΟΤΕ

ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗ

ΤΗΣ ΕΘΝΙΚΗΣ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑΣ ΤΗΣ «ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ».

Ο ΕΚΑΣΤΟΤΕ ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ ΤΟΠΟΘΕΤΕΙΤΑΙ

ΟΧΙ

ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΕΚΑΣΤΟΤΕ ΕΨΗΦΙΣΜΕΝΗ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΚΥΒΕΡΝΗΣΗ

ΑΛΛΑ

ΜΕΤΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΥΠΟΔΕΙΞΗ ΤΗΣ

ΑΓΓΛΙΑΣ.

ΕΠΟΜΕΝΩΣ ΠΩΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΔΥΝΑΤΟΝ Η ΕΤ»Ε»

ΝΑ ΕΛΕΓΧΕΤΑΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΟΥΣ «ΠΑΠΑΔΕΣ»

ΚΑΙ Ο ΔΙΟΙΚΗΤΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΝΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ Ο ΕΚΛΕΚΤΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΑΓΓΛΩΝ?

ΑΣ ΑΠΟΚΑΤΑΣΤΗΣΟΥΜΕ ΟΣΟ ΜΠΟΡΟΥΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ.

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Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΜΟΛΙΣ ΥΠΕΓΡΑΨΕ ΤΟ ΣΥΜΦΩΝΟ ΕΘΝΙΚΗΣ ΑΥΤΟΚΤΟΝΙΑΣ!!

Posted by satyrikon στο 11 Φεβρουαρίου, 2010

Greece Just Signed Its National Suicide Pact

Thursday, 02/11/2010 – 12:56 pm by Marshall Auerback

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(ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ ΣΤΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΜΕΣΩ GOOGLE)

Weighing in on Europe’s new “rescue” package for Greece, Marshall Auerback warns that deficit-bashing is an increasing threat the global economy.

Agreement has been reached in Europe on a “rescue” package for Greece. But it’s no cause for celebration. It’s the kind of “rescue” sensation one experiences after paying out what’s left in one’s wallet when confronted with a robber with a gun. The insanity of self-imposed budgetary constraints will be manifest to all soon enough. Economists and the EU bureaucrats who advocate a slavish adherence to arbitrary compliance numbers fail to comprehend the basis of government spending. In imposing these voluntary financial constraints on government activity, they deny essential government services and the opportunity for full employment to their citizenry.

Score another one, then, for the high priests of fiscal rectitude. Harsh cuts, tax increases — this is by no means a recovery policy. The capital markets have got their pound of flesh. But Greece is no more able to reduce its deficit under these circumstances than it is possible to get blood out of a stone. Politically, it means ceding control of EU macro policy to an external consortium dominated by France and Germany. Greece becomes a colony.

Nor will the policies work, as the ’strict enough conditions’ imposed will further weaken demand in Greece and, consequently, the rest of the European Union. Furthermore, the rapidly expanding deficit of Greece has benefited the entire EU because it supported aggregated demand at the margin, and the sudden reversal contemplated by this package will reverse those forces.

The requirement that budget deficits should be zero on average and never exceed 3 per cent of GDP or gross national debt levels should not exceed 60 per cent of GDP not only restrict the fiscal powers that governments would ordinarily enjoy in fiat currency regimes, but also violates an understanding of the way fiscal outcomes are effectively endogenous, as Bill Mitchell has noted on several occasions.

Meanwhile, Greece and the rest of the Euro zone is being revealed as necessarily caught in a continual state of Ponzi style financing that demands institutional resolution of some sort to be sustainable. The separation of the monetary authorities from the fiscal authorities and the decentralization of the fiscal authorities have inevitably made any co-ordination of fiscal and monetary policy difficult. The ECB is effectively the only “federal” institution within the euro zone. This is particularly problematic during times of financial stress or in periods in which there is marked regional disparity in economic performance.

In the short term, a move by the ECB to distribute 1 trillion euro to the national governments on a per capita basis would alleviate the short term problems of the “PIIGS” nations (Portugal, Ireland,. Italy, Greece and Spain). Ultimately, though, the most logical solution is the creation of a supranational entity that can conduct fiscal policy in much the same way as the creation of the European Central Bank can do monetary policy on a supranational level (or the dissolution of the European Monetary Union altogether). Absent that, Greece, Portugal, Italy, yes, even Germany, functionally remain in the same position as American states, unable to create currency and therefore always subject to solvency risks which the markets may question at any time. It’s a recipe for built-in financial and political instability.

The Government of the European Union (in reality a bunch of heads of state as there is no “United States of Europe” to think of) has called the Greek government to implement all these measures in a rigorous and determined manner to effectively reduce the budgetary deficit by 4% in 2010, and “invited” the ECOFIN Council to adopt its recommendations at a meeting of the 16th of February.

It’s probably not the sort of invitation that any sovereign nation would normally accept, but Greece, like the rest of the Euro zone nations, has voluntarily chosen to enslave itself with a bunch of arbitrary rules which have no basis in economic theory. It is also being denied the use of an independent currency-issuing capacity.

This is no way for any country to achieve growth and financial stability. With no capacity to set monetary policy, fiscal policy bound by the Maastricht straitjacket, and its exchange rate fixed, the only way Greece or any of the euro zone nations can change their competitive position within the EMU is to harshly bash workers’ living conditions. That is a recipe for national suicide. And it will not reduce the deficit, because as we noted above deficits are largely determined endogenously, not by legislative fiat. The deficits reflect failing economic activity, particularly when a government is institutional constrained from implementing proactive policy to reduce output gaps left by falling private sector activity. That the measures will be imposed by an entity lacking total democratic legitimacy in Greece is only likely to exacerbate existing strains.

Why is a 4 per cent across-the-board cut being demanded of Greece? What’s the significance of that number? There is no particular budget deficit to GDP figure that is desirable or not independent of knowing about other macroeconomic settings. Just as there is no rationale provided for any of the “performance criteria” underlying the European Monetary Union’s Stability and Growth Pact. The treaty stipulated that countries seeking inclusion in the Euro zone had to fulfill amongst other things the following two requirements: (a) a debt to GDP ratio below 60 per cent, or converging towards it; and (b) a budget deficit below 3 per cent of GDP. Why 3%? Why it is 60 per cent rather than 30 or 54 or 71 or 89 or any other number that someone could write on a bit of paper? And yet we have these random numbers being used to gauge whether Greece is conducting its fiscal affairs in a proper and “responsible” manner.

This is the kind of thinking which has led to the relatively poor economic performance of many of the EU economies during the 1990s and most of the previous decade. All entrants to EMU strived to meet the stringent criteria embodied in the Stability Pact (whose principles, although largely formalized by the Maastricht Treaty in 1997, were essentially established at the beginning of the 1990s in preparation for monetary union). From 1992 to 1999, the growth of national income averaged 1.7 percent per annum in the euro-zone countries, compared with the 2.5 percent per annum averaged by the United Kingdom over the same time period. Moreover, the unemployment rate fell substantially in the United Kingdom (as well as in the United States and Canada), but tended to rise in the euro-zone countries, most notably in France and Germany.

A cavalier refusal by the EU’s technocrats to debate and address the concerns of those who feel threatened by a headlong rush into a more all-encompassing political and monetary union without adequate democratic safeguards has lent legitimacy to the views of populist politicians, such as France’s Jean Marie le Pen, and a corresponding rise of extremist parties all across the EU. This is a phenomenon that tends to arise when voters sense that their concerns are not even being considered by what they would characterize as a corrupt and cozy political class.

The EU must eliminate the underlying assumption that fiscal policy, since it can be influenced directly by the political process, should always be completely politically constrained. If anything, the performance of Euroland’s core economies over the past few years has demonstrated the total limitations of technocratic fiscal and monetary policy.

And yet this kind of deficit-bashing insanity is spreading like a cancer across the global economy. We all should know when the economy is in trouble. High unemployment; sluggish growth in output, productivity, wages; high inflation etc., these are all things which have meaning to us on an individual and collective basis. A budget deficit, by contrast, is just a number. It’s akin to blaming the thermometer when it registers that someone has a flu bug. Any doctor would legitimately be called a quack if he proposed a cure for influenza by sticking the thermometer in a bucket of ice until we got the right “reading” that was deemed to be acceptable to him.

Yet this is exactly what the poor Greeks have now been blackmailed into signing up for. Heaven help the US if it begins to move further down that road, as many are now suggesting.

Roosevelt Institute Braintruster Marshall Auerback is a market analyst and commentator.

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Η ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗ ΕΝΩΣΗ ΤΟΥ «ΜΑΥΡΟΥ ΧΡΗΜΑΤΟΣ»

Posted by satyrikon στο 17 Ιουλίου, 2008

Η ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΗ ΑΠΕΙΛΕΙ ΜΕ ΜΕΤΡΑ

15 ΧΩΡΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΙΚΗΣ ΕΝΩΣΗΣ-ΟΧΙ ΟΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΑΛΛΕΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΠΑΡΘΕΝΕΣ- ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΜΑΥΡΟ ΧΡΗΜΑ.

European Commission Warns 15 Members

On Money-Launder Rules

BRUSSELS (AFP)–The European Commission is warning 15 member states that they face legal action for failing to adopt E.U. anti-money laundering rules into national law as part of the fight against terrorism.

Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy raised the warning in a letter to Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and Spain, a spokesman said.

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