GEAB N°83 is available! Global systemic crisis-escalation in the US reaction for survival: trigger a cold war to make it easier to annex Europe
When, in November 2013, Russia asked the EU for tripartite negotiations on the Ukraine’s free trade agreements with its two neighbours in order to find areas of common ground for all parties directly concerned (1), what was at stake was stability, integrity and independence for the Ukraine and that it should remain as the natural link between Europe and Russia. But neither Baroness Ashton, nor Mr. O’Sullivan (2), in charge of the European External Action Service, nor Mr. Fule who, at the head of the Directorate General for Enlargement, spends his time trying to integrate everything that moves in Eastern Europe (3), didn’t want that. On the contrary, they have forced the Ukraine to “choose sides” (4), thus creating the conditions subsequent to the inevitable events which we know: the Ukraine has in fact chosen… and the country, logically, has entered a dramatic and bloody process of decision which is only just begun. Baroness Ashton and Mr. O’Sullivan have literally set a trap for the Ukraine… and Europe.
Pentagon proposes cuts to Ukraine military aid
The Obama administration has proposed a 28% spending cut for a Pentagon program that supports modernizing the military of Ukraine and other former Soviet Union republics, Pentagon budget records show, a move that could endanger efforts to boost Ukraine's armed forces as they face threats from Russia...
U.S. jobless claims rise 5,000 to 320,000
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose in the second week of March but remained near the lowest level since the end of the recession almost five years ago, according to the latest government figures...
U.S. Fed may hike rates next spring, taper continues apace
The Federal Reserve has signaled it may raise the federal interest rate as early as next spring, depending on conditions, and says the economy is firm enough to keep the taper on course.
L'accord transatlantique menace le modèle éducatif européen
L'accord commercial UE-États-Unis risque de mettre en concurrence les modèles éducatifs des deux partenaires. Un écueil que veulent à tout prix éviter les représentants européens de l'enseignement, qui exigent que l'éducation soit totalement exclue de l’accord...
Ukraine: What next for battered economy?
Ukraine may still be reeling from the apparent loss of Crimea and trouble on its Eastern borders with ethnic Russians, but its economic battles may ultimately be more important...
New York dethrones London as top financial hub
New York replaced London as the world's leading financial centre for the first time, after the City was rocked by a series of scandals and questions over the UK's place in the European Union...Times of India
Will Putin Make Europe Re-visit Fracking?
European countries that have long opposed hydraulic fracturing appear to be rethinking their perspective as Russian troops stay put in Crimea and threaten to keep Russia’s grip on European energy dominance...Investing
Full English-language translation of Putin's speech claiming Ukraine's Crimea for Russia
With Crimean Prime Minister Serhiy Aksyonov sitting in the front row, Russian President Vladimir Putin carried through on his threat to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula as part of Russia -- a violation of international law that he justified as heeding the will of Crimean voters in a March 16 referendum...Kyiv Post
Le Crédit Agricole se recentre sur ses fondamentaux: la France et la bancassurance
Le groupe mutualiste présente jeudi son plan stratégique, « Crédit Agricole 2016 ». Pas d'acquisitions ni de diversification : la banque mise sur la croissance organique, les synergies et les réductions de coûts.(...)Les Echos
Leading Candidates Square Off: The Race for Europe's Top Job
This May, European voters will decide for the first time who becomes the president of the European Commission. In a SPIEGEL interview, leading candidates Jean-Claude Juncker, 59, and Martin Schulz, 58, discuss their views on tax havens, euro bonds and the losers in the debt crisis...Der Spiegel
EU reaches deal on final piece of banking union
Europe agreed the final piece of its banking union after marathon talks ended on Thursday, with a deal on a common system for handling bank crises that pushed Germany’s red lines on cost sharing...Financial Times
UK war on immigration tears families apart
British immigration law that imposes income hurdles for family visas is punishing citizens married to foreigners...AlJazeera
WTO rules against China on rare earths export quotas
The World Trade Organisation has judged that China’s export restrictions on rare earth minerals are incompatible with its rules, sources from nations involved in the dispute said, marking the second time that Beijing’s use of export quotas and tariffs as an industrial policy tool has been successfully challenged...Financial Times
Ce Week-end à la FEFAP...
Ce samedi lors du cours en ligne proposé par la Fondation pour l’Education et la Formation à l’Anticipation Politique, les élèves auront l’opportunité de débattre avec le professeur Sylvain Périfel sur le thème suivant: Chine / BRICS / monde éemergent...Partenaire FEFAP
Japan Posts 20th Straight Monthly Trade Deficit
Japan reported its 20th straight monthly trade deficit in February as soaring energy imports continued to offset the value of exported goods...Time
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