Economics

26.02.2015 Guillermo Sullings

Greece’s choice: save the people or the banks?

Greece’s choice: save the people or the banks?

The recent rise to power of the left wing party Syriza with Tsipras as Prime Minister has renewed expectations about the paths that the country can take to resolve her crisis. Tsipras’s promise to put an end to the extreme measures generated favourable expectations, but the question that arises is … »

26.02.2015 Pressenza New York

Joseph Stiglitz Stands Against Trade Agreements

Joseph Stiglitz Stands Against Trade Agreements

New York Feb 25 2015 – The United States is trying to impose a strong investment pact within two big, so-called “partnership” agreements that are now being negotiated, one bridging the Atlantic, the other the Pacific. But there is growing opposition. Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning Economist, Columbia University professor, former … »

25.02.2015 PressTV

Germany: poverty hits record high since reunification

Germany: poverty hits record high since reunification

Poverty has hit a record high in Germany in the post-reunification era, results of a new survey show. According to a study conducted by Germany’s Equal Welfare Association, results of which were published Thursday, more than 12 million Germans were classed as poor in 2013, a record high since the establishment … »

25.02.2015 Nino Galloni

But the problem for Greece is not the Debt!

But the problem for Greece is not the Debt!

On one hand, there is the drama of the Greek people who find their saviour in Syriza; on the other hand, there is a farce between the latter and the rest of the EU, which swings from the serious to the out of control – much to the delight of … »

23.02.2015 Pressenza Budapest

People over markets

People over markets

By Marianella Kloka*. We have almost had a month of coalition government since the elections of the 25th of January. There is no doubt that throughout this period we have heard things that the majority of Greeks wanted to hear, not only in the Greek Parliament but also during the … »

23.02.2015 Silvia Swinden

TTIP, a taste of things to come. E.g., Tobacco

TTIP, a taste of things to come. E.g., Tobacco

Those working to establish a Free Trade Agreement between US and the EU, aka TTIP, are planning a system of Courts to deal with disputes between prívate corporations and governments that clearly benefit the former and reduces the capacity of the State to plan according to the needs of the … »

23.02.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Swimming with the sharks

Swimming with the sharks

OpEdNews ran an article which introduced how massive – educational in this case – debt was accumulated by the likes of Goldman Sachs derivatives but only as way to highlight how one US state avoided same, whereas the others were hard hit. This has interest – good word Batman – … »

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