The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU’

What you always wanted to know about the ‘Brussels EU’ – But no one dared to tell you

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January 25, 2016

Big Pharma Leaders Warn Against Brexit

Big pharma leaders have warned against a British exit from the EU ("Brexit"), reports the Financial Times.
Read press release at

Comment: In a particularly notable quote in this press release, Roger Perlmutter, head of research and development at Merck, one of the world’s largest drug companies, said that Britain's withdrawal from the Brussels EU would be "challenging" for his company’s scientists, who had benefited from receiving grants from it. Notably, his statement came only days after British prime minister David Cameron had openly urged business leaders to campaign for Britain to remain a member of the dictatorial construct. As Britain’s referendum on its Brussels EU membership draws closer, it seems safe to predict that the multinational pharmaceutical and chemical industries will be doing all they can to terrify the British people into voting against leaving.

January 13, 2016

Don’t mention the Brexit: EU bans Plan B studies

European Commission economists have been banned from researching the impact of Britain leaving the 28-nation bloc, or even talking about it, for fear of getting embroiled in the heated British debate ahead of a referendum, officials said.
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Comment: Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the British people a referendum on their country’s membership of the Brussels EU. With the vote expected to take place either this year or next, polls currently suggest a clear majority of people will vote in favor of leaving the construct. As such, far from worrying about getting embroiled in the British debate, the real reason Brussels EU economists have been banned from drawing attention to this issue is that the dictatorial construct fears their doing so could encourage other European countries to hold similar referendums – thus accelerating its own demise.

December 21, 2015

A New EU Rebellion? Spanish Election Results to Cause Headaches in Brussels

Spain is preparing for an extended period of uncertainty after political newcomers emphatically busted open the country’s traditional two-party dominance in Sunday’s general election. While the effects are sure to be felt in Spain, the repercussions also look set to have an impact in Brussels.
Read article at (Russia)

Comment: Coming hot on the heels of the recent referendum in Denmark, in which voters rejected a proposal to give up their country’s exemption from a list of Brussels EU laws, Spanish voters have now delivered yet another blow to the dictatorial construct. While only time will tell what happens next, one thing is already certain: The days of the Brussels EU are numbered and it will eventually be replaced by a Europe for the People, by the People. It is no longer a matter of whether this will happen, but simply a matter of when.

December 3, 2015

Denmark delivers snub to Brussels with ‘no’ in EU rules referendum

Danish voters reject proposal to give up their exemption from a list of EU justice and home affairs laws.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: The ‘Brussels EU’ is a dictatorial structure serving global corporate interests that threaten the health and lives of hundreds of millions of people across Europe. Moreover, unless European citizens take concerted action to free themselves from it, this structure will remain in place for generations to come and will eventually subjugate the entire world under its control. Due to its fundamentally undemocratic design – with the EU Commission holding all executive power and the EU Parliament serving merely as a fig leaf – the construct of the ‘Brussels EU’ is not reformable. It therefore needs to be publicly rejected by the people of Europe, dismantled and eventually replaced by a truly democratic system of representation: a Europe for the people, by the people. The sooner all European citizens demand and hold referendums on their countries’ membership of the Brussels EU, the sooner a more democratic Europe can be brought about.

December 1, 2015

The Next Referendum on the EU -- Here’s What You Need to Know

Danes head for the polls on Thursday for their seventh referendum on the European Union since they joined the bloc. How the Scandinavian nation votes will offer a chance to gauge sentiment toward the EU, as its future continues to be the subject of debate.
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November 23, 2015

More than half of Britain now wants to leave the European Union says new poll

More than half of people in Britain now favour leaving the European Union, a poll has found.
Read article in the Daily Mirror (UK)

November 10, 2015

Billions spent by EU was ‘possibly illegal’

The European Union misspent €6.3 billion in 2014, according to its financial watchdog, the European Court of Auditors. The EU Budget has failed the audit for the 21st year running. “Payments for 2014 are materially affected by errors. We therefore give an adverse opinion on their legality and regularity,” the report concluded.
Read article at (Russia)

November 9, 2015

Over three million Europeans sign anti-TTIP petition

A Europe-wide initiative of citizens has collected over three million signatures against the TTIP trade agreement negotiated between the EU and the US.
Read article at (Germany)

Comment: If implemented, TTIP (also known as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TAFTA) would inevitably flood Europe with GMOs, destroy environmental safeguards and threaten entire economies. In the United States it would destroy the “Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act” (DSHEA) – the law that has guaranteed free access to vitamins and other natural therapies for Americans since 1994. To learn more about this so-called “free trade” deal and why it should be opposed by European and American citizens alike, visit our “Say NO to TAFTA” campaign page.

October 27, 2015

EU Parliament rejects amendments protecting net neutrality

The European Parliament has voted for a package of EU internet traffic regulations, rejecting all amendments on net neutrality. The move was slammed by activists and companies alike, who say it will allow some to have faster internet access than others.
Read article at (Russia)

October 26, 2015

Why Portugal’s constitutional crisis threatens all of Europe’s democracies

A fresh political maelstrom is brewing in southern Europe. It may not be a repeat of Greece or Italy, but it represents another nadir in the eurozone’s shaky democracy.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

October 23, 2015

TTIP: EU negotiators appear to break environmental pledge in leaked draft

The EU appears to have broken a promise to reinforce environmental protections in a leaked draft negotiating text submitted in the latest round of TTIP talks in Miami.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

October 22, 2015

Europe's glory days at an end, warns Juncker

The European Union faces long-term economic decline and the ‘love affair’ of integration is at risk, Jean Claude-Juncker has said in a downbeat assessment of the bloc’s future.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: If they were genuinely seeking the culprits responsible for Europe’s economic decline, Juncker and his colleagues in the so-called European Commission need look no further than themselves and their predecessors. By running a corporate-led dictatorship, designed using a Nazi blueprint in which the people of Europe are able to elect neither their president nor the executive level, Juncker and his fellow bureaucrats have no right to expect the trust of the people. Ultimately, the ‘Brussels EU’ model therefore needs to be replaced by a Europe for the People, by the People in which protecting the health and lives of people, rather than the profits of corporate interests, is given the highest priority.

September 29, 2015

More Britons back EU exit than favour remaining according to new poll

A new poll reveals that 40 per cent of Britons want to leave the European Union – compared to 38 per cent who want to remain. It is the second poll to show more people in favour of an exit than staying in the 28-member bloc.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Still unrealized by millions of people in Great Britain, from the late 1960s onwards senior representatives from all three of its main political parties were closely involved with a secretive committee – the Action Committee for the United States of Europe – that played a key role in luring the country into the arms of the Brussels EU. Worse still, the longest serving member of this committee’s Executive Committee had been a member of the German Nazi Party in the 1930s and worked in the Nazi Foreign Ministry's radio propaganda division during WWII. To learn more, read chapter 6 of our book, The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU’.

September 5, 2015

Europe's refugee crisis is darkened by the shadows of WWII

On a continent still haunted by World War II, ghostly – and ghastly – shadows of that convulsive conflict have been impossible to avoid as Europe grapples with its biggest refugee crisis since the war ended 70 years ago. They were there when Czech authorities wrote numbers, like tattoos, on the hands of Syrian refugees arriving by railway in the city of Breclav.
Read article in the LA Times (USA)

September 4, 2015

Putin blames US for migrant crisis in Europe

Vladimir Putin has blamed Europe's migrant crisis on the US, for imposing its standards on the Middle East and Africa while failing to understand their culture and traditions.
Read article on the Deutsche Welle website (Germany)

August 27, 2015

TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released

Documents back up fears that TTIP will allow tobacco giants to take legal action against the UK and other European governments who attempt to tighten smoking legislation.
Read article in the Independent (UK)

August 26, 2015

Brexit: will the UK leave the European Union?

British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union before the end of 2017. It will be a simple yes/no vote — stay or leave. The result will have implications for the future of the UK and the EU, and could ultimately contribute to the break-up of both, as Keri Phillips reports.
Read article at (Australia)

July 19, 2015

France’s Hollande Proposes Creation of Euro-Zone Government

French President Francois Hollande said that the 19 countries using the euro need their own government complete with a budget and parliament to cooperate better and overcome the Greek crisis. “Circumstances are leading us to accelerate”, Hollande said in an opinion piece published by the Journal du Dimanche on Sunday. “What threatens us is not too much Europe, but a lack of it”.
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Comment: Don’t be fooled: The “circumstances” of which French President Francois Hollande speaks here are the direct result of decisions and actions taken intentionally by the Brussels EU itself. The architects of the euro currency realized that a financial crisis would inevitably result from its introduction, but they reasoned that this would enable them to enact the necessary legislation to fulfil the Oil and Drug Cartel’s goal of a fully totalitarian Brussels EU under its control. Illustrating this plan, in 2001 the Financial Times newspaper in the UK quoted the then president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, as follows: “I am sure the euro will oblige us to introduce a new set of economic policy instruments. It is politically impossible to propose that now. But some day there will be a crisis and new instruments will be created.”

July 18, 2015

“We are Going to Collapse your Banks”: Greek Government Insider Lifts the Lid on Five Months of Financial Blackmail

In this interview with Mediapart, a senior advisor to the Greek government, who has been at the heart of the past five months of negotiations between Athens and its international creditors, reveals the details of what resembles a game of liar’s dice over the fate of a nation that has been brought to its economic and social knees. His account gives a rare and disturbing insight into the process which has led up to this week’s make-or-break deadline for reaching a bailout deal between Greece and international lenders, without which the country faces crashing out of the euro and complete bankruptcy. He describes the extraordinary bullying of Greece’s radical-left government by the creditors, including Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s direct threat to cause the collapse of the Hellenic banks if it failed to sign-up to a drastic austerity programme.
Read article on the Centre for Research on Globalization website

July 15, 2015

The revolving door: greasing the wheels of the TTIP lobby

The prospective EU-US trade deal TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) could be the world’s biggest such treaty. While there are disagreements and divergences, in many areas of the negotiations the European Commission is singing from the corporate hymn-sheet. The revolving door between the public and private sectors is helping to grease the wheels of the TTIP corporate lobby. Some of the EU’s most senior decision-makers and officials, alongside those from the member state levels, spin through the revolving door into corporate advisor roles; others go in the other direction, from corporate jobs into the public sector.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

Comment: The revolving door cases cited here cover some of the largest Brussels EU corporate lobby sectors, including food and agriculture; finance; pharmaceuticals; and many others. Also known as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), this trade deal represents a serious threat to vitamin freedom in the United States and, moreover, would inevitably flood Europe with GMOs, destroy environmental safeguards and threaten entire economies!

July 15, 2015

Greece debt crisis: IMF attacks EU over bailout terms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has fiercely criticised the bailout deal offered to Greece by the eurozone. It said Greece‘s public debt was now “highly unsustainable” and urged debt relief on a scale “well beyond what has been under consideration to date”.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

July 6, 2015

Greece debt crisis: Tsipras says voters made “brave choice”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said Greeks made a “brave choice” in voting to reject the terms of an international bailout in Sunday's referendum. Thousands celebrated in the streets after hearing the final result was 61.3% “No”, against 38.7% “Yes”.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: The outcome of this Greek referendum provides further proof that the Brussels EU is dying before our eyes. Moreover, try as the dictatorial construct might to hide the truth about its Nazi roots, global awareness of the facts continues to grow. First published in 2010, our book “The Nazi Roots of the Brussels EU” is now available in 12 languages. With copies continuing to be distributed and downloaded throughout the world on a daily basis, and articles about the book having already been published in newspapers in the Netherlands, Romania and other countries, the shocking truth about the hidden origins of the Brussels EU is rapidly becoming common knowledge. Set against this background it is clear there can now be no escape for the construct. One way or another change will come and the Brussels EU dictatorship will be replaced by a Europe for the People, by the People. It is no longer a matter of whether this will happen, but simply a matter of when.

July 2, 2015

260,000 Austrians sign EU exit petition, forcing referendum debate in parliament

Over 260,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for the EU exit for the country, and now the Austrian parliament must discuss a referendum on the issue. Overall, the 261,159 people who signed the petition represent 4.12 percent of the electorate.
Read article at (Russia)

June 26, 2015

Jacques Delors awarded the title of “Honorary Citizen of Europe”

The European Council has awarded Jacques Delors the title of "Honorary Citizen of Europe" at the occasion of its meeting on the 25th and 26th of June 2015. After Jean Monnet in 1976 (Luxembourg European Council) and Helmut Kohl in 1998 (Vienna European Council), Jacques Delors is the third major actor of the European construction to be distinguished by such a title.
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Comment: In an astonishing act of hubris, while the euro was falling deeper into trouble with each passing minute, the Brussels EU dictators took time out at their summit meeting to award the currency's architect, Jacques Delors, the title of “Honorary Citizen of Europe”. In receiving this dubious award, however, it has to be said that Delors is in good company. Jean Monnet, a political wheeler-dealer who received the award in 1976, founded the little-known Action Committee for the United States of Europe in 1955 and played a key role in luring Great Britain into the Brussels EU. Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who received the award in 1998, was initially employed by BASF and between 1959 and 1969 was a full-time lobbyist for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Kohl was disgraced in 1999 by revelations that his political party had received donations from an arms dealer and lobbyist accused of bribing officials.

June 17, 2015

MEPs on industry payroll: potential conflicts of interest persist in EU parliament — new research

Potential conflicts of interest continue to plague the European Parliament one year after elections, finds new research released today.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

June 15, 2015

Britain Celebrates 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

LONDON — The 800th anniversary on Monday of Magna Carta, a medieval political truce that inspired protections for some of the world’s most cherished liberties, prompted a range of celebrations in Britain that included a ceremony involving Queen Elizabeth II and a national beer day.
Read article in the New York Times (USA)

Comment: Signed at Runnymede, in the English county of Surrey, on 15th June 1215, the Magna Carta stood for centuries as a bulwark against tyranny in England. By recognizing rights such as habeas corpus – the right of a detained person to a hearing before an independent court to determine whether the detention is lawful – and placing even sovereigns and magistrates within the rule of law, Magna Carta led the world in the development of constitutional law. Unbeknown to many British people, however, the Brussels EU’s so-called “European Arrest Warrant”, passed in 2002, has repealed habeas corpus. Similarly, the construct’s Lisbon Treaty repealed not only Magna Carta’s protections against arbitrary and capricious rule but also the very sovereignty of the British Parliament itself – a body that has been the model for parliamentary systems throughout the world.

June 10, 2015

EU parliament postpones TTIP trade deal vote

The European Parliament should have been taking a first vote on the controversial TTIP trade agreement with the United States. But 200 proposed amendments and a 2 million signature petition have caused a delay.
Read article on the Deutsche Welle website (Germany)

Comment: Also known as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is being negotiated between the Obama Administration and unelected bureaucrats of the so-called “Brussels EU”. Conducted in clandestine under the guise of “free trade” and “international harmonization”, the negotiations primarily serve the goal of protecting the trillion-dollar-per-year global business with patented pharmaceutical drugs. The greatest obstacle towards this goal is the “Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act” (DSHEA) – the law that has guaranteed free access to natural therapies for millions of Americans since 1994. Across the United States, every member of the natural health community, every health food store and every citizen needs to be alerted: TTIP/TAFTA threatens US vitamin freedom and would inevitably destroy DSHEA! Every citizen in Europe also needs to be alerted: TTIP/TAFTA would inevitably flood Europe with GMOs, destroy environmental safeguards and threaten entire economies! For more information, please visit our Say NO to TAFTA! campaign page.

June 2, 2015

Danish rightwing party to push for British-style EU referendum

A Danish rightwing party expected to hold the balance of power after an election later this month has endorsed a British-style referendum on EU membership, a position that could crack the pro-EU consensus of northern Europe's political elite.
Read article at

Comment: In the Brussels EU today, the health and lives of European citizens are controlled by corporate interests whose multi-billion dollar profits derive from turning the human body into a marketplace. The common denominators of these interests, which primarily include the pharmaceutical and genetically modified food industries, are patented products that serve the interests of giant investment groups at the expense of the health and lives of millions of people. Naturally, our own vision for the future of Europe is a very different one and calls for the right to health; the right to life; the right to natural food; the right to a healthy environment; respect for human dignity and the protection of social values. To learn more and to sign the petition calling for a Europe for the People, by the People, visit the European Referendum Initiative website.

May 14, 2015

Varoufakis refuses any bailout plan that would send Greece into ‘death spiral’

Finance minister continues war of words with eurozone policymakers, saying he wished Greece still had the drachma and had not entered monetary union.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

May 11, 2015

David Cameron may bring EU referendum forward to 2016

David Cameron is drawing up plans to bring forward an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union by a year to 2016 in order to avoid a politically dangerous clash with the French and German elections in 2017.
Read article in the Guardian

May 10, 2015

OLAF investigated over illegal wiretapping during Dalli investigation

OLAF, the EU’s anti-fraud agency, is being investigated over claims that it illegally tapped phones during its investigation into former European Commissioner John Dalli, the UK Sunday Times reports.
Read article on the Malta Today website

April 27, 2015

Towards legalised corporate secrecy in the EU?

How industry, law firms and the European Commission worked together on EU “trade secrets” legislation - a threat to consumers, journalists, whistleblowers, researchers and workers.
Read report on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

April 20, 2015

Thousands across Europe protest against TTIP

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Europe on Saturday (18 April) to oppose what could be the world’s biggest free trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and European Union.
Read article at

Comment: Also known as the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), this trade deal is being negotiated between the Obama Administration and unelected bureaucrats of the so-called "Brussels European Union“. Across the United States, every member of the natural health community, every health food store and every citizen needs to be alerted: TAFTA would inevitably destroy free access to vitamins and other effective natural health therapies! Every citizen in Europe also needs to be alerted: TAFTA would inevitably flood Europe with GMOs, destroy environmental safeguards and threaten entire economies! To learn more, visit the Say No to TAFTA! campaign page on our website.

April 20, 2015

TTIP leak: EU proposal undermines democratic values

According to a leaked European Commission proposal in the ongoing EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, EU member state legislative initiatives will have to be vetted for potential impacts on private business interests. The proposal forms part of a wider plan for so-called "regulatory cooperation". Civil society groups have already denounced earlier iterations of this plan as being a tool to stop or roll back regulation intended to protect the public interest. The new elements in the leaked proposal expand the problem, according to civil society organisations.
Read press release on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

April 14, 2015

Carte blanche for fracking

How the European Commission’s new advisory group is letting the shale gas industry set the agenda

The newly created "European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction" (or Network) is supposed to assess current projects, as well as recommend which technologies are appropriate and safe enough for Europe. Unfortunately for the public, the majority of its members (including those from industry, academia and other research bodies) have a clear financial stake in the expansion of fracking and are in no position to objectively assess its safety. Moreover, many have aggressively lobbied for weaker safety rules.
Read article on the Corporate Europe Observatory website

April 7, 2015

Greece is demanding €279 billion in Nazi-era reparations from Germany

The Greek government confirmed late Monday how much money it believes the country is owed by Germany in reparations for Nazi era-crimes: €278.8 billion ($304.8 billion).
Read article at

March 28, 2015

Eurozone can’t survive in current form, says PIMCO

The eurozone is "untenable" in its current form and cannot survive unless countries are prepared to cede sovereignty and become a "United States of Europe", the manager of the world’s biggest bond fund has warned.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: The creation of a "United States of Europe" under the control of the Oil and Drug Cartel and its multinational corporate stakeholders is precisely the goal that the undemocratic Brussels EU was designed to achieve. Towards this end, the construct’s key architects were specifically recruited from among the same technocrats who had previously designed the plans for a post-WWII Europe under the control of the Nazis and the IG Farben Cartel.

March 26, 2015

EU-US trade pact to miss 2015 deadline

A 2015 deadline to agree a landmark trade deal with the United States is likely to be missed, EU trade officials have conceded. "We cannot exclude that it may take longer", Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, told reporters following a meeting of EU trade ministers on Wednesday (25 March). "We have to do our best to get an agreement but we don’t want to reach an agreement just for the sake of it", he added.
Read article at

Comment: Whilst it is good news that this trade deal seems likely to be delayed, the fact remains that the battle to stop it from being signed altogether has yet to be won. For further information on the deal and to understand why it should be vigorously opposed by US and European citizens alike, visit the Say No to TAFTA! campaign page on our Foundation website.

March 12, 2015

Iceland drops EU membership bid

The government of Iceland has announced it is no longer seeking EU membership for the North Atlantic state. Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson said he had already informed current EU president Latvia and the European Commission about the cabinet's move.
Read article on the BBC News website (UK)

March 11, 2015

Greece threatens to seize German property, Berlin refuses to pay WWII reparations

Germany says it won’t pay Greece World War 2 reparations after Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said Berlin is using legal tricks to avoid paying compensation. Germany says it’s honored its obligations, while Greece says it may start seizing German property.
Read article at (Russia)

March 9, 2015

Defiant Greece at daggers drawn with EU creditors

If Greeks are forced to choose between a restoration of their dignity or continued Troika humiliation, they will choose dignity, says the Greek prime minister.
Read article in the Daily Telegraph (UK)

Comment: Threatened with bankruptcy by the so-called Troika (the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank), the people of Greece are calling loudly and clearly for a new Europe and an end to the crippling economic austerity policies that have brought poverty and misery to millions of Greek families. With the political situation now close to breaking point, and Greece’s withdrawal from the Brussels EU single currency (the “euro”) increasingly being seen as inevitable, we may soon see which way the dominoes will fall. 

March 8, 2015

Jean-Claude Juncker calls for EU army

The European Union needs its own army to help address the problem that it is not “taken entirely seriously” as an international force, the president of the European commission has said.
Read article in the Guardian (UK)

Comment: The Lisbon Treaty, which became law in Europe in December 2009, specifically provides for the creation of a Brussels EU army by stating that member countries shall provide the construct with “an operational capacity drawing on civilian and military assets” and that they shall make their “civilian and military capabilities” available to it when required to do so. Predictably backed by German leader Angela Merkel, not only could this dangerous development give the Brussels EU direct access to, and possibly control over, nuclear weapons via eventual British and French participation in such an army, it could also result in the implementation of civilian conscription. To learn more about the Lisbon Treaty, download this educational PDF from our Foundation website.

February 23, 2015

'Massive' tobacco industry third party lobbying for revised European Directive

The tobacco industry deployed "massive" third party lobbying to subvert revised European regulations on tobacco products, helped by regulatory reforms that seem to have made it easier for corporate interests to influence public health legislation, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control.
Read article at

February 12, 2015

Greece revives Nazi-era reparation claims amid EU debt row

Greece’s new far-left government has promised to seek millions of euros in reparations for the brutal Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II amid a row with Berlin over repaying an EU-IMF bailout.
Read article and watch video on the France 24 website

January 26, 2015

Young Greeks want a 'new Europe' after Syriza wins election

Young Greek voters have told Newsbeat they want to see a "new Europe" emerge after the radical left-wing party, Syriza, won elections in a vote which could have significant implications for the EU. "We need change. I voted for change," said Achilles, who says he works three jobs to pay rent in Athens. I expect and demand for Syriza to give us a big change in society."
Read Newsbeat report on the BBC News website (UK)

Comment: With an unemployment rate of around 26% and half of young people out of work, it is hardly surprising that Greece voted for change in this election. Shackled by the chains of the dictatorial Brussels EU and its euro currency, the resulting tax rises and spending cuts of the last five years have all but destroyed the country. In this situation, the question now is whether the new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, can hold firm on his promises to the Greek people, or will he give in to the threats of the Brussels EU?

January 8, 2015

The Stumbling, Tumbling Euro

European leaders and central bankers have been saying for years that their economic policies would soon revive the economies of the eurozone. It seems that investors have finally stopped believing those fairy tales.
Read editorial in the New York Times (USA)


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