In Cyprus your money is not really yours

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MARCH 24, 2013

Banks in Cyprus has imposed a daily limit of cash withdrawal of 100 euros at ATMs, reports Reuters. The measure, advanced by the Laiki Bank, which allowed out until now 260 euros, will now blocking customers from accessing their savings should they decide to withdraw more than 100 euros at a time.

According to some sources, this decision, which hardens the playpen that seeks to prevent a bank run, remains in effect until the banks reopen, which is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, but could even be kept afterwards negotiations between Cyprus and the EU which will continue past Sunday’s meeting (ECB).

The measure has been taken as the Cypriot government is negotiating with the EU, IMF and the troika to obtain a bailout in a parallel meeting at the Eurogroup finance ministers.

In this situation, the Eurogroup will try to close a deal on the Cypriot bailout to avoid financial collapse in the Mediterranean country, whose president, Nikos Anastasiades, negotiated with the leaders of the European institutions and the IMF to pave the way for a consensus.

The Cypriot leader arrived at the headquarters of the European Council at 13.00 GMT from Nicosia to meet with the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission (EC) Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso. The purpose of the meeting is to find a path for negotiations that unlock alternative rescue conditions for Cyprus ahead of the meeting of finance ministers of the Eurozone.

Finance ministers from the eurozone try to refine the elements of the rescue plan, which is expected to take intense and long discussions about the pressing needs to close a program before Monday.

The negotiations between Cyprus and the troika -the EC, the ECB and the IMF have moved to Brussels and, after a Saturday night failed attempt to achieve a definitive agreement in Nicosia on an alternative rescue, putting the Eurozone in “a delicate situation and with very little leeway,” according to the Cypriot government.

 

Rich European nations meet to plot against the poor

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | FEBRUARY 7, 2013

In the twentieth century, political Summits were seen as meetings to achieve common ground for the benefit of one or two nations. Then came globalism, a movement that intended to transform the world into one slave system governed by the fewest people possible. Summits turned into opportunities to confabulate against those who were not aligned.

This scenario is reflected at its best in Europe, where politicians and their masters create and manage their dream power-grabbing projects. In the 21st century, Summits have been all about imposing austerity and financial control on all member nations in Europe through Brussels and the rest of the world through existing supranational entities such as the IMF and the World Bank.

Right now, the UK is demanding more austerity while ensuring that it will keep intact the rebate negotiated by Margaret Thatcher back in the day with her battle cry, “I want my money back”: the ensign of the British, and of many others. France, which is in favor of growth policies, has not gotten a single one of his proposals looked at, which demonstrates that the continent is in the middle of a fight for political power among the different factions that aim to control the world.

The Summit of Heads of State and Government starts today in Brussels to decide the EU budget for 2014 to 2020. It is marked by three principles: austerity, lack of solidarity — which the controllers use as a way to impose austerity on anyone who does not want it — and political crisis. Rich Europe will again conspire to cut budgets for all its members.

This time the deal is possible, many believe. All members, without exception, agree that the EU budget can not be alien to the culture that permeates the European economic policy. For the first time in the relatively young history of the Union, the budget will be lower than the previous period, 2007-2013, some experts predict. But lower budgets will not be the only issue to be negotiated during the Summit.

The President of the Council, Herman Van Rompuy, a globalism advocate, was close to closing the deal in November. He introduced a cut of 80,000 million compared to the Commission’s proposal — about 1 billion euros for seven years, which is equal to a 1% of European GDP and twenty times less than the U.S. budget. In Germany, the UK, Holland and Sweden seemed little. So there was no sign the agreement and the cuts, which will have an extra 15,000 million in cuts.

With those numbers, budgets can not serve as an impetus to go anywhere. They won’t help to fight youth unemployment either, even though it supposedly adds some patches to work on it. It will not stimulate growth, as it has been proven by the inefficacy of the measures approved in June. The results obtained after politicians aligned with bankers to transfer public and private money to their coffers as supposed to helping solve the crisis, is not an accident. As we have explained many times before, the technocrats who are in charge of guarding against their own policies never intended to have a recovery. They are attempting to collapse the world economy as slowly and seamlessly as possible, achieving the largest creation of debt imaginable before flushing the system to leave taxpayers ‘holding the bag’.

The theater is assured: “It is now or never,” said a senior participant of the Summit. The meeting will be as dramatic to the public as the main stream media is able to portray it. At the end, it is likely that each representative will accept the bribe offered by the European cabal so it can go back home praising the wonders of the agreement signed in the wee hours of the night and whose details will probably not be fully known.

The new austerity measures will not only affect the amount of money countries can depend on as members of the EU, it will also include deep cuts to expenditures for maintenance. The thesis of the rich countries led by Van Rompuy calls for deep cuts on infrastructure (mainly telecommunications and energy. This is a chapter called Connecting Europe, which will suffer cuts for 10,000 million. The result of this measure can be easily seen years into the future: collapsing infrastructure everywhere except in the large mega-cities, where the new world order wants people to be packed into so they can be controlled and spied on more easily.

Austerity, however, is not valid for everything. For example, the globalist led World Economic Forum, called for massive austerity all over the planet, except for programs that directly affect globalist organizations. Another example is the British rebate cheque, which remains more or less shielded with 3.000 million a year. Some exceptions are untouchable: the check would remain intact even if there was agreement among the leaders.

And what if there is no agreement? There will always be a plan B. For example a controlled acceleration of the financial decay, a world war or an unknown, invisible threat that justifies cutting budgets or enrolling the military industrial complex to once again drive the continent’s economy out of shambles. Anything that helps impose austerity, erode national interests and sacrifice growth, especially in the poorest regions will be adopted, passes, approved; even if a tunnel needs to be dug from one side of the Earth to the other.

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Líderes Europeus negociam como Colapsar a Europa

Herman van Rompuy pede menos soberania, para o resto dos Estados-nação.

POR LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | 16 SETEMBRO 2012

Flashback: Herman van Rompuy, presidente da União Europeia: “Os Estados-nação homogéneos estão mortos.”

O colapso do euro e da União Europeia não é um resultado da crise financeira criada pelos banqueiros. Na verdade, a crise foi criada como uma forma de justificar a aquisição de Estados-nação independentes na Europa, América, África e Ásia.

Depois de ler o que Herman van Rompuy tem dito — sobre como acabar com os Estados — é claro que nenhum país sairá reforçado como resultado de qualquer ação tomada pela União Europeia, o Banco Central Europeu ou o FMI. Agora há uma luta dentro da hierarquia bancária, cujos membros estão discutindo qual é a melhor maneira de completar o colapso do sistema financeiro global, começando com a zona do euro e depois levando-o para as Américas.

O presidente da UE não tenha renunciado ao seu objetivo de destruir as nações e coloca-las sob o poder de órgãos de governo não eleitos. “O tempo dos Estados-nação homogêneos acabou”, disse Van Rompuy, acrescentando que “em todos os estados membros da União Europeia, há pessoas que acreditam que seu país pode sobreviver sozinho no mundo globalizado. É uma ilusão — é uma mentira.” A força desta declaração só pode vir de um homem quem por trás das cenas conhece todos os detalhes da implosão planejada do sistema financeiro global.

Desde a semana passada e durante o fim de semana, líderes europeus se reuniram para determinar a melhor maneira de destruir a zona euro, consolidando o poder sobre os estados independentes como fizeram com a Grécia. Depois que o Banco Central Europeu admitiu que compraria títulos soberanos de países endividados, o Fundo Monetário Internacional (FMI) lançou-se como um abutre financeiro descrevendo como a entidade acredita que deve ser o seu papel no mecanismo para destruir a economia europeia. Enquanto isso, o primeiro-ministro espanhol, Mariano Rajoy, que não aceitou formalmente as condições dadas pelo BCE, entrou em uma corrida para pedir condições mais suaves antes de entregar o seu país ao BCE e ao FMI.

“A decisão do BCE de fornecer fundos para a Espanha, praticamente força o país a buscar um segundo resgate”, disse o chefe do BCE Mario Draghi. O BCE já manifestou sua intenção de comprar quantidades ilimitadas de dívida da Espanha e outros países em necessidade, por isso espera-se que Rajoy não vai deixar passar a oportunidade de pedir um resgate completo. Diplomatas espanhóis têm ido para Bruxelas, Frankfurt, Washington e Madri para tentar negociar melhores condições antes que a Espanha solicite o resgate neste outono.

Mas de acordo com membros da elite em Bruxelas, nem mesmo um resgate será uma forte rede de segurança para a Espanha, porque é claro que o país não pode cumprir sua metas de redução do défice, devido à depressão econômica que ocorre em Europa e a falha do governo espanhol de aumentar sua renda. Assim, o resgate é nada mais do que uma cortina de fumaça para facilitar a entrega da Espanha a seus credores, os banqueiros europeus.

Enquanto isso, a chefe do FMI, Christine Lagarde, disse que a organização está interessada em jogar um papel na concepção e acompanhamento do plano do Banco Central Europeu para comprar títulos emitidos por governos da zona do euro. Lagarde destacou que as medidas recentemente anunciadas pelo Presidente do BCE, Mario Draghi, “pavimentam o caminho para a frente”, mas observou que a prioridade deve ser aplicada de uma forma coordenada. “Estamos prontos para ajudar na concepção e implementação de todos os programas que devem ser parte da solução”, disse Lagarde, que enfatizou que a sua instituição está disposta a participar “ativamente” na concepção e desenvolvimento do programa de compra de dívida dos países da zona do euro.

Tanto Herman van Rompuy, como o primeiro-ministro italiano Mario Monti tem chamado para uma reunião com outros líderes europeus para encontrar um terreno comum para “derrotar idéias populistas que tentam destruir o euro”, disse ele. “A integração da UE é um problema permanente”, disse Herman Van Rompuy, “mais uma vez enfrentando problemas econômicos e sociais (…) por isso, saúdo a idéia do presidente Monti de realizar uma reunião especial sobre futuro da unidade europeia “, disse Van Rompuy.

O Presidente explicou que a Comissão Europeia está consciente das críticas e oposições que existem no momento, mas destacou “os enormes esforços de todos os países e instituições da UE com solidariedade sem precedentes”. O Sr. van Rompuy provavelmente quer dizer  que há solidariedade com os banqueiros, não a favor da população europeia, que, apesar de sofrer as maiores taxas de desemprego da história recente, não tem apoio direto de líderes da UE . Na verdade, as primeiras iniciativas tomadas pelos governos da UE cortaram gastos de programas sociais, salários, pensões e outros programas que costumam aliviar a carga sobre a maioria do cidadão europeu médio.

Espanha deverá expandir sua campanha por melhores condições antes da aplicação de um plano de resgate durante a reunião de ministros das Finanças da UE. “Essa é uma conversa que não deverá ocorrer entre Espanha e do BCE, mas entre a Espanha e todos os membros da zona do euro,” disse Benoit Coeuré, diretor francês do BCE, em entrevista à France Inter.

Herman van Rompuy, não evitou as perguntas feitas na semana passada sobre o resultado dessas negociações. Van Rompuy disse que em dezembro será apresentado o projeto de uma nova arquitectura europeia. Este projeto será realizado pelo BCE e pela Comissão Europeia, e irá incluir quatro pilares interligados: um sindicato bancário, uma união fiscal, união económica e uma união política mais intensa.

Líderes Europeos Negocian cómo Colapsar Europa

Herman van Rompuy pide menos soberanía para el resto de los estados-nación.

POR LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | 16 SEPTIEMBRE 2012

Flashback: Herman van Rompuy, presidente de la Unión Europea: “Los Estados-nación homogéneos están muertos”.

El colapso del euro y de la Unión Europea no es un resultado de la crisis financiera creada por los banqueros. De hecho, la crisis fue creada como una forma de justificar la adquisición de los estados nacionales independientes en Europa, América, África y Asia, entre otros.

Después de leer lo que Herman van Rompuy tiene  — para poner fin a los Estados — es claro que los países no se verán fortalecidos a raíz de cualquier medida adoptada por la UE, el Banco Central Europeo o el FMI. En estos momentos hay una lucha dentro de la jerarquía bancaria, cuyos miembros están discutiendo cuál es la mejor manera de colapsar el sistema financiero mundial, comenzando con la zona euro y extenderla más tarde a las Américas.

El presidente de la UE no ha renunciado a su objetivo de destruir a las naciones y someterlas al poder de órganos gubernamentales no electos. “El tiempo de los Estados-nación homogéneos ha terminado”, dijo van Rompuy, quien agregó que “en todos los estados miembros europeos, hay personas que creen que su país puede sobrevivir solo en el mundo globalizado. Es más que una ilusión — es una mentira.” La firmeza de esta sentencia sólo puede venir de un hombre que detrás de las escenas conoce todos los detalles de la implosión prevista del sistema financiero mundial.

Desde la semana pasada y durante el fin de semana, los líderes europeos se han reunido para determinar cuál es la mejor manera de destruir la zona euro, consolidando el poder sobre los Estados independientes como lo han hecho con Grecia. Después de que el Banco Central Europeo admitió que comprará bonos soberanos de los países endeudados, el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) se lanzó como un buitre financiero describiendo lo que cree que debe ser su papel en el mecanismo para destruir la economía europea. Mientras tanto, el primer ministro español, Mariano Rajoy, que no ha aceptado oficialmente las condiciones dadas por el BCE, entró en una carrera para pedir condiciones más suaves antes de entregar su país al BCE y el FMI.

“La decisión del BCE de proporcionar fondos a España, prácticamente obliga al país a solicitar un segundo rescate”, dijo el jefe del BCE, Mario Draghi. El BCE ya ha expresado su intención de comprar cantidades ilimitadas de deuda de España y otros países que lo necesiten, por lo que se espera que Rajoy no va a dejar pasar la oportunidad sin pedir un rescate completo del país. Diplomáticos españoles han ido a Bruselas, Frankfurt, Washington y Madrid para tratar de negociar mejores condiciones antes de que España pida el rescate este otoño.

Pero de acuerdo a información privilegiada de Bruselas, ni siquiera un plan de rescate financiero será una fuerte red de seguridad para España, porque es claro que el país no podrá cumplir con sus metas de reducir el déficit debido a la depresión económica que tiene lugar en Europa y el fracaso del gobierno español para aumentar sus ingresos. Así que el rescate no es más que una cortina de humo para facilitar la entrega de España a sus acreedores, los banqueros europeos.

Mientras tanto, la jefe del FMI, Christine Lagarde, dijo que la organización está interesada en jugar un papel relevante en el diseño y seguimiento del plan del Banco Central Europeo de comprar bonos emitidos por los gobiernos de la zona euro. Lagarde subrayó que las medidas recientemente anunciadas por el presidente del BCE, Mario Draghi, “allanan el camino a seguir”, pero señaló que la prioridad debe ser aplicada de una manera coordinada. “Estamos dispuestos a ayudar y colaborar en el diseño y ejecución de todos los programas que deben ser parte de la solución “, dijo Lagarde, quien ha enfatizado que su institución está dispuesta a participar “activamente “en el diseño y desarrollo del programa de compra de deuda de países de la zona euro.

Tanto Herman van Rompuy, como el primer ministro italiano Mario Monti, han convocado a una reunión con otros líderes europeos para encontrar un terreno común para “derrotar las ideas populistas que han tratado de destruir el euro”, dijeron. “La integración de la UE es un problema constante”, dijo Herman Van Rompuy, “una vez más frente a los problemas económicos y sociales (…) así que le doy la bienvenida a la idea del presidente Monti de celebrar una cumbre extraordinaria sobre el futuro de la unidad europea “, dijo Van Rompuy.

El presidente explicó que la Comisión Europea es consciente de las críticas y oposiciones que existen en este momento, pero hizo hincapié en “los enormes esfuerzos de todos los países e instituciones europeas realizadas con solidaridad sin precedentes”. El Sr. van Rompuy probablemente quiere decir que hay solidaridad hacia los banqueros, no a favor de la población europea, que a pesar de sufrir las mayores tasas de desempleo en la historia reciente, no ha tenido ninguna ayuda directa de los líderes de la UE. De hecho, las primeras iniciativas adoptadas por los gobiernos de la UE iban a recortar el gasto en programas sociales, salarios, pensiones y otros programas que generalmente alivian la carga que pesa sobre la mayor parte del ciudadano europeo promedio.

Se espera que España amplíe su campaña para obtener mejores condiciones antes de su solicitud de un plan de rescate durante la reunión de ministros de Finanzas de la UE. “Esa es una conversación que no debe ocurrir entre España y el BCE, sino entre España y los demás miembros de la zona euro”, dijo Benoit Coeuré, director francés del BCE, en una entrevista en France Inter.

Herman van Rompuy no rehuyó la semana pasada a preguntas sobre cual será el resultado final de todas estas negociaciones. Van Rompuy dijo que en diciembre el proyecto de una nueva arquitectura europea se habrá presentado. Este proyecto se llevará a cabo por el BCE y la Comisión Europea, e incluirá cuatro pilares relacionados entre sí: un sindicato bancario, una unión fiscal, una unión económica y una unión política más profunda.

European Leaders Negotiate How to Collapse Europe

Herman van Rompuy Calls for less sovereignty for remaining nation-states.

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 9, 2012

Flashback: Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Union: “Homogenous Nation States are Dead”.

The collapse of the Euro and the European Union is not a result of the financial crisis created by the bankers. In fact, the crisis was created as a way to justify the banker acquisition of independent nation states in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, among others.

After reading what van Rompuy’s intention is in multiple occasions — to end nation-states as we know them — it is clear that countries will not be strengthened as a result of any measure adopted by the EU, the European Central Bank, or the IMF. As we speak there is a fight inside the banking hierarchy, whose members are discussing what is the best way to collapse the world’s financial system, beginning with the Euro zone to later spread the collapse to the Americas.

The EU president has not shied away from his goal to destroy nations and to submit them to unelected governing bodies. “The time of the homogenous nation state is over,” Mr he Rompuy said, adding that “in every European member state, there are people who believe their country can survive alone in the globalised world. It is more than an illusion — it is a lie.” The firmness of this statement can only come from a man who behind the scenes knows all the details of the planned implosion of the world’s financial system.

Since last week and over the weekend, European leaders have met to determine what is the best way to bring down the Euro zone while consolidating power over the independent nation-states as they’ve done with Greece. After the European Central Bank admitted it will buy sovereign bonds from indebted nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched itself like the financial vulture it is to discuss what it believes must be its role in the mechanism to destroy the European economy. Meanwhile, Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, who has not officially accepted the conditions given by the ECB, entered a race to beg for softer conditions before he hands his country over to the ECB and IMF.

“The decision of the ECB to provide funds to Spain, pretty much obligates the country to request a second bailout,” said ECB head, Mario Draghi. The ECB has already expressed its intention to buy unlimited amounts of debt from Spain and other nations who may need it, so it is expected that Rajoy will not let the opportunity pass by without requesting a complete bailout of the country. Spanish diplomats have gone to Brussels, Frankfurt, Washington and Madrid to try to negotiate better conditions should the country request the bailout this Fall.

But according to Brussels’ insiders, not even a financial bailout will be a strong safety net for Spain, because it is clear that the country will not be able to meet its goals to cut the deficit due to the depression now taking place in Europe and the failure of the Spanish government to increase its revenues. So the so-called rescue or bailout is nothing else than a smoke screen to facilitate the handover of Spain to its creditor, the European bankers.

Meanwhile, the IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, has said the organization is interested in playing a relevant role in the design and monitoring of the European Central Bank plan to buy bonds issued by euro zone governments. Lagarde stressed that the measures recently announced by the ECB President Mario Draghi, “pave the way forward”, but pointed out that “the priority is to be implemented in a coordinated manner.” “We are prepared to help and assist in the design and implementation of any programs that should be part of the solution,” said Lagarde, who has said that her institution is willing to participate “actively” in the design and development of the program debt purchase of euro zone countries.

Both Herman van Rompuy and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti have called a meeting with other European leaders to find common ground to “defeat the populist ideas that have sought to destroy the Euro,” they said. “The integration of the EU is an ongoing problem,” said Herman van Rompuy, “again dealing with the financial and social problems (…) so I welcomed the idea of ​​President Monti to hold a special summit on the future of European unity,” said Van Rompuy.

The president explained that the European Commission is aware of the criticisms and oppositions that exist right now, but emphasized “the tremendous efforts of all European countries and institutions made ​​with unprecedented solidarity”. Mr. van Rompuy probably means solidarity towards the bankers, not in favor of the European population, which despite suffering the largest rates of unemployment in recent history, has had no direct help from the EU leaders. In fact, the first initiatives adopted by EU governments were to cut spending on social programs, salaries, pensions and other programs that generally alleviate the burden on the largest portion of the average european citizen.

It is expected the Spain will expand its campaign to obtain better conditions previous to its request of a bailout during the meeting of finance ministers of the EU. It is expected that both Spain and Greece will clear the timing of the petition as the appetite of European partners to facilitate (or not) things mild conditions (or not). “That’s a conversation that should occur not between Spain and the ECB, but between Spain and the other members of the euro zone,” said Benoit Coeuré, French director of the ECB, in an interview on France Inter.

Herman van Rompuy did not shy away last week about what the final outcome of all of these negotiations must be. Van Rompuy said that by December the project for a new European architecture will have been submitted. This project will be undertaken by the ECB and the European Commission and will include four pillars connected to each other: a banking union, a fiscal union, an economic union and a deeper political union.