What is most likely to happen in the next week is a default of Greece. That means the country will be officially bankrupt. This is the news that makes all main headlines lately. But despite that Greece has been a main discussion topic over the last years very few people seem to understand what is going on and what are the real stakes.
Like with almost all main discussion topics people are fed with crap that suites one side or the other without even touching the surface of the real game that’s going on.
Yesterday was May 9th 2015 – the day marked the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Technically most European countries celebrate on May 8th in their own countries. May 9th is the date when Russia celebrates (due to the time difference when the defeat was signed) and normally the whole world shares the celebration along with Russia at least out of respect.
I’ve learned over the last years to look how people intepret and what are their reactions to horrible events that have happened. And the way most people react is usually silly, primitive or ignorant. Of course those reactions and interpretations of events are usually forced upon via the mass media. It happens all the time, it’s kind of predictable.
This is important because the fact that someone sophisticated enough can predict and control the mass behavior of the crowd in case of specific event that takes place is a stimulus for inducing more events.
The shootings in Paris, France are an act of terror that naturally created all sorts of reactions.
Be careful of what you are wishing for because it might come true. Europeans will learn it the hard way.
The top economic and geopolitical story of the last week is the cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline project that had to directly connect Southeastern and Central Europe with Russia through the Black sea.
Apparently the project was closed by the Russian side after years of negotiations and preparation because they couldn’t come to an agreement with all of the participants from the European side. Instead Russia will build a gas pipeline to Turkey, signed and announced.
In this article about the Ukrainian crisis, we present a point of view that is pretty different from the ones on the mass media. The economist Mikhail Khazin gives a well-grounded explanation of the situation in Ukraine with the competition between China and USA for markets. Here are the most significant points.
It’s a total mess. That’s the so called Ukrainian crisis. The war that is going on there is a road to catastrophe – it’s already local, it might turn into global.
We’ve covered the Kiev protests earlier this year, our prediction that the country would divide turned out to be right. We later explained the situation in Crimea and if you follow us on twitter you know that we comment on the events every day. It’s not because Ukraine is hot news but because it’s the most important battlefield in the world since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Ukraine – one of the poorest countries in Europe is almost in a civil war. The ongoing lawlessness and violence and the inability of Ukrainian authorities to deal with them threaten to turn into a humanitarian crisis. Even the future existence of the country is called into question. Here is a short explanation of the problem.
Between Russia and EU – how it started
Germany won recognition as the most powerful economy in the European Union. Chancellor Merkel managed to turn the EU into a German project and managed to do what generations of German politicians did not – get Europe under control. What is more, all this happened without firing a single shot in Europe. Nevertheless, there is a risk for Germany to lose its political supremacy if the EU collapses and this makes the most powerful country in Europe a hostage of world banking elite.
This is a part 2 of the article “Not a bright future for the EU”. To read part 1, click here.
With the ongoing crisis, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the overpraised European solidarity was just a catchword and what hides behind it is the desire of the most powerful countries in EU to rule the whole continent. What is more, the hypocritical bureaucracy does much effort for some countries to spend more than they earn without punishment, thus helping well-off countries remain well-off while less developed ones become poorer and poorer.