08.04.2013: ΑΝ ΕCONOMIC NATO > A NEW ALLIANCE FOR A NEW GLOBAL ORDER

As the United States and European Union begin negotiations in earnest to establish a robust Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, C. Boyden Gray argues in a new Atlantic Council issue brief that the two sides should seek the most comprehensive agreement possible. Given the relative weakness of the recovery in the aftermath of the financial crisis, opening trade and establishing common regulatory standards provides both Europe and the United States with a viable path towards strong, sustainable economic growth. In the aftermath of World War II, the greatest concern facing the United States and its European allies was restraining the Soviet Union and preventing the spread of communism. Cooperation on military security was paramount, and the United States and Europe rose to the challenge by creating NATO, a new type of multilateral defense agreement. Once again, the transatlantic relationship is at a new and perilous crossroads.

31.03.2013: CYPRUS BAILOUT THREATENS RUSSIAN-GERMAN SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

Written by Miriam Elder & Luke Harding*

Kremlin anger over its losses in the Cyprus bailout could put the nail in the coffin of the "special relationship" shared by Germany and Russia, German businessmen and advisers increasingly fear. "Of course there are tensions, there's no secret about it," said one adviser to the German and Russian governments, who asked to remain anonymous. "I'm afraid for relations. If the Germans crumble, then Russia has absolutely no ally in Europe anymore." Russia's relations with the west have plummeted since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency last year amid unprecedented protests. A sustained crackdown against his critics – including the jailing of protesters, new laws limiting free speech and a recent raid on international human rights groups – has prompted growing criticism from European capitals.

23.03.2013: USE OF CYPRUS BASES - LONG OVERDUE UK FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Written by Yiorghos Leventis*

The current financial crisis vexing Cyprus makes the history aware and sharp-eyed observer ponder over the recent course of the small Mediterranean state's financial and political troubles, more often than not the two being inextricably intertwined. To put it in plain words, the birth of the Republic of Cyprus was imperfect by design, hence the new state was mutilated, incapacitated by birth. It has been described as the stillborn Republic. Burdened by a cumbersome constitution designed to serve the interests of the principal minority - the Turkish - and the neo-colonial overlord rather than the interests of the Greek overwhelming majority, the young state already in 1963-64 was deprived of its means of subsistence. The Turkish Cypriot delegates holding an inexplicable to any well-meaning constitutional analyst, separate majorities prerogative, bent on promoting segregation, refused to pass bills of financial nature.

28.03.2013: THE MAKING OF A GERMAN EUROPE

Written by Gideon Rachman/ copyright: Financial Times-ft.com

In the end, the Cypriots swallowed the bitter medicine. Facing national humiliation and a bleak future many complain their small nation has been forced to succumb to the will of a larger, merciless power – Germany. Newspapers in Cyprus have portrayed Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as a Hun – and accused Wolfgang Schäuble, her finance minister, of talking like a “fascist”. They are echoing the anti-German sentiment that has become commonplace in Greece and Italy. This Germanophobia is unfair.

17.03.2013: GREECE BETWEEN ANGLOAMERICA AND RUSSIA

Written by William Mallinson*

Greece is in a terrible socio-economic crisis, the result mainly of its greedy and corrupt political élite and ambitious Europeans bent on global financial clout. The following quote by an expert sums up the situation: The tragedy of eastern Europe was the carve-up between Stalin and Churchill of 1945, whereby Soviet Russia spread its influence over what became the “Comecon” satellite countries, and Anglo-America maintained its hegemony over Greece and Cyprus. That game of geopolitics is still being played, even though today its orientation is different and it dances to the tunes of new masters. If there had been real statesmen at work, rather than warlords, Greece might have become one of the main constituents of the developing Balkan states.

14.09.2017: Ο ΣΑΒΒΑΣ ΚΑΛΕΝΤΕΡΙΔΗΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΔΗΜΟΨΗΦΙΣΜΑ ΣΤΟ ΚΟΥΡΔΙΣΤΑΝ (ΠΗΓΗ: ΤasTV/Πέλλα)
27.09.2017: Ο Καθηγ. ΧΡΙΣΤΟΔΟΥΛΟΣ ΓΙΑΛΛΟΥΡΙΔΗΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΣΚΑΙ
You are here: Home