European Conference on debt in Brussels

16 October Brussels, Belgium European Citizens’ Assembly on debt Auditoire Dom Helder Camara, Rue Plétinckx, 19  (Siège CSC), 9h30-17h30 Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/855… In the name of debt, the Troika and the Eurogroup have forced Greece to continue to implement austerity policies. The July 13th “agreement” blatantly demonstrated how the debt is a gun held by creditors and…

Greek Debt Cancellation Now!

With debt restructuring a new priority in the political agenda of both the Greek government and its creditors, it is a forthright necessity to cancel public debt, starting with the debts to the Troika which currently exceed 70% of the total. Immediate cessation of payments through the denunciation of two loan agreements, followed by cancellation…

The Dictionary of Debt (IV): First Greek Bailout Package (€110 bln from EU and IMF)

In April 2010, when the Greek bond spreads exploded to new heights, rendering impossible Greece’s funding from the capital markets, the Prime Minister requested, from the remote island of Castelorizo, a bailout package for the country. It is basically a 3-year loan worth €110 bln, with an original interest rate of 5%; €80 bln are…

Chypre : La troïka persiste et signe

20 avril par Jérome Duval Le premier « corralito » |1| européen Comme en Espagne, le modèle de développement avec le taux de croissance élevé des années 2000 en large partie dû au secteur de construction et du tourisme semble avoir atteint ses limites. Chypre est secouée par les politiques d’austérité qui traversent la Grèce, les attaques spéculatives…

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…

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…