Greek debt crises: The European Stability Mechanism money started flowing – to creditors, not to Greece

Greek debt crises: The European Stability Mechanism money started flowing – to creditors, not to Greece 8 September by Bodo Ellmers The Greek bailout saga entered a new round as the first tranches of the new loan package were disbursed. The €86 billion programme will be funded by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The International…

Decentralized actions Blockupy central banks !

Around the (successful) mobilization of Blockupy in Frankfurt, several decentralized actions took place in central national banks (that are part of ECB) –> Italy Autonomous activists from north-east social centers close with barricades the Venetian headquarters of the Bank of Italy. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC6-QFhzRsg France Gatherings in front of “Banque de France” have been organized by…

2nd newsletter of TroikaWatch

Enjoy the 2nd newsletter of #TroikaWatch: In this newsletter you can read about: Overall situation European level Greece Ireland Portugal Cyprus Spain Italy Slovenia Who we are and why we write this newsletter Overall situation While the general outlook remains broadly unchanged, with the Troika still pushing for severe austerity and national governments continuing their…

Cyprus – whose crisis?

The economic crisis in Cyprus erupted during the second cycle of the European recession of 2011 as a result of harsh austerity policies imposed since 2010 in Europe. It is a new crisis born out of a failed response to the original European crisis. These policies were (and still are) a basis for the divergence…

#Greece: Crisis, Democracy, and the Euro

Source:  http://ilesxi.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/crisis-democracy-and-the-euro/ Τhree years after submitting to the Troika Memorandum, Greece is falling apart. GDP has contracted more than 21% according to IMF calculations, and it is expected to dive another 6% in 2013. Never in world economic history, since statistics began, was such a fall of production recorded without being preceded by a war…

The decision by Eurogroup is nothing short of economic plundering and destruction for Cyprus. It must be rejected!

The Eurogroup’s decision to confiscate 6.75% of deposits in accounts up to 100,000 euros and 9.99% for sums over 100,000 is a decision destructive to Cyprus’ future and manifests an attack on the current situation of thousands of Cypriots. It is a decision which: •    Is harmful to small depositors •   Aims to wipe Cyprus…

Ski slopes of debt in Spain

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK  Last week a former businessman told me with great conviction that the Spanish people had ‘lived beyond their means’. Tonight’s meeting showed just who has lived beyond their means. Iolanda Fresnillo from the Spanish Debt Audit Platform (PACD) told us some incredible stories about her country’s Public Private Partnerships –…