Iceland considers withdrawing EU application - PM. EU risks €40bn hemorrhage from Russia sanctions in 2014 – Foreign Minister — RT Business. Sanctions bite-back: Bickering, EU infighting over Russia retaliation. Published time: August 11, 2014 07:51 Farmer Nikos Mitrou, 80, poses next to a mechanical grape crusher at Mylonas' winery in the city of Keratea, east of Athens (Reuters/John Kolesidis) There is growing dissent in the EU over policies that led to a de fact trade war with Russia.
Meanwhile the countries not toeing the line are reaping the benefits, irritating those who jumped on the sanctions bandwagon. Greek members of the European Parliament demanded Sunday that the EU cancel sanctions against Russia. MEPs Kostantinos Papadakis and Sotiris Zarianopoulos said in a letter to some senior EU officials that Russia’s ban on food import from the EU, which was Moscow’s response to anti-Russian sanctions, was ruinous to Greek agriculture. “Thousands of small- and middle-sized Greek farms producing fruit and vegetables and selling them primarily to the Russian market have been hit hard now as their unsold products are now rotting at warehouses,” the letter said. Sexe, drogue et trafics en tout genre bientôt dans le PIB européen.
Si les passes avec les prostituées ou les rails de cocaïne étaient intégrés à la croissance des pays européens, que se passerait-il ?
C'est la question que se sont posée plusieurs pays récemment, alors que les nouvelles normes du Système européen des comptes (SEC 2010) préconisent d'ajouter dès septembre prochain les activités souterraines dans le calcul du produit intérieur brut (PIB), qui mesure l'activité économique d'un pays et sa création de richesse. Pour la Commission européenne, qui a fait des calculs prédictifs, les pays qui seraient les plus touchés seraient la Finlande et la Suède, en partie parce que le changement dans le calcul du PIB inclut également la prise en compte des dépenses de recherche et développement (R&D) comme investissement et donc comme partie intégrante du PIB.
L'angle de l'offre « Produit criminel brut » contre déficit Economie souterraine contre économie parallèle Fortes disparités européennes. Thousands across Europe rally against EU policies (VIDEOS) Published time: May 18, 2014 03:07 Edited time: May 19, 2014 18:16 Demonstrators shout slogans, while arriving to the Puerta del Sol on the third anniversary of the 15M movement in central Madrid May 17, 2014 (Reuters / Javier Barbancho) Thousands of activists took to the streets of Germany and Spain on Saturday to protest the EU’s policies as the union prepares for parliamentary elections at the end of May.
In Germany, the EU's powerhouse, people participated in a day of anti-Brussels protests in Hamburg and the capital Berlin. A rally in Berlin broke out into clashes between protesters and police. Around 1,000 people marched through the city's center to voice their anger against EU policies as part of the so-called ‘Blockupy' movement. Blockupy protesters also pelted Berlin's Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft (House of the German Economy) with eggs filled with colored paint on Saturday, protesting against the European Union's "crisis management" policies, capitalism, and social injustice. Italy threatens release of refugees into EU if assistance doesn’t increase. Belgian police use water cannon to disperse ‘anti-Semitic hate fest’ Dutch MP Geert Wilders: EU cares about expansion, not Ukraine — RT Op-Edge. Published time: May 02, 2014 09:48 Freedom Party (PVV) leader Geert Wilders (Reuters / Michael Kooren) The EU is responsible for “the mess” in Ukraine, Geert Wilders, Holland's Party for Freedom leader, told RT.
Wilders wonders why the bloc has got involved in a country where half the population is against joining Europe. Watch the full interview here Wilders, who was speaking exclusively on RT’s SophieCo, believes the EU should have kept out of the conflict and only made things worse by giving the country hopes of a pre-accession treaty to the union, when the people of Ukraine were not in unison about joining the organization. “It was a very delicate balance in Ukraine with 50 percent looking eastwards, towards Russia, and 50 percent of the population looking westwards, towards the European Union.
“I believe Europe was more thinking about itself and expanding it and its territory than really thinking about the whole of Ukraine, let alone the stability in that region.” Les « adieux » de Laurent LOUIS au Parlement. EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine. Europe is hard on secessions — RT Op-Edge. Currently a Research Associate at the INSYTE Group, Dr.
Roslyn Fuller has previously lectured at Trinity College and the National University of Ireland. She tweets at @roslynfuller. Russia denounces Council of Europe 'farce' resolution, threatens boycott. Published time: April 10, 2014 10:29 Edited time: April 10, 2014 11:37 General view of the Council of Europe parliamentary assembly in Strasbourg, eastern France (AFP Photo / Frederick Florin) The Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe (PACE) has suspended Russia’s right to vote and excluded them leadership positions, until the end of the year, due to their annexing of Crimea.
EU fear of GM food from US hampers historic trade deal. NSA bulk spying may see termination of EU-US agreements – MEP resolution.