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…

Beware of Europeans bearing gifts

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK President Hollande of France was in Greece earlier this week, offering friendship and much needed investment to the economy. It’s interesting to discover today what he means by ‘investment’. Essentially Hollande is trying to position French companies to take advantage of the privatisation of Greece’s water, energy and railways,…

‘Shame is our biggest enemy’

Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK We woke up to find the Bulgarian Government had fallen, after trying to impose exactly the sort of austerity programmes being witnessed right across Europe. In a country with the lowest wages in Europe, the recent privatisation of energy caused prices to rocket, leaving some families spending the majority…