Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo

Macron, ovvero il delirio di onnipotenza. Riunione di Parigi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-23

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Si è tenuta la riunione di Parigi, fortemente voluta da Mr Macron, anche se ci si è dimenticati di almeno invitare il presidente finlandese di turno dell’Unione Europea. Una mancanza di stile caratteristica del presidente francese.

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In questa riunione Mr Macron ha ribadito il piano francogermanico sui migranti:

– Tutto dovrebbe proseguire come prima;

– L’Italia dovrebbe aprire i porti e tenersi i migranti;

– I migranti sarebbero poi ripartiti nell’Unione.

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Il Ministro Salvini era volutamente assente.

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L’errore dovrebbe essere evidente. Date le costumanze di Mr Macron, di una ‘dama di compagnia’ certo non se ne cale: sarebbe stato più appropriato dire ‘paggetto‘ o qualcosa di simile.

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Sussiste però una discrepanza di comunicati.

«[Il presidente francese Emmanuel Macron] raccoglie l’adesione di 14 Stati Ue ad un “meccanismo di solidarietà” per ripartire le persone salvate in mare, con un’indicazione indigesta per il titolare del Viminale: lo sbarco deve avvenire nel porto più vicino»

Essendo l’Unione Europea composta da 28 stati, raccogliere l’adesione di quattordici nazioni non dovrebbe permettere di parlare a nome di tutti. Non sarebbe nemmeno la maggioranza.

Poi, invece, si legge sull’articolo della Bbc:

Eight EU nations agree migrants deal, France says

«France says eight EU countries have agreed to share the resettlement of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean – but Italy is not one of them.

President Emmanuel Macron says another six nations backed in principle a Franco-German plan at talks in Paris.

He says he will not agree to releasing EU structural funds to countries that refuse to share the burden.

Italy, which has been at the forefront of the migrant influx in the EU, snubbed the talks.

Speaking after Monday’s talks attended by EU interior and foreign ministers, Mr Macron said: “The conclusion of this morning’s meeting is that 14 member states have given their approval to the Franco-German document.

“Of those 14, eight have enacted their co-operation, and their participation in the stable mechanism which would allow the commissioner to act on requests and the response of the eight member states in the necessary spirit of solidarity.”

Mr Macron provided no details of the agreed deal.

The eight countries are Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Portugal.

The six EU nations that have backed the deal in principle have not been named.»

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Cerchiamo di ragionare.

– Questa riunione di Parigi era informale, e di conseguenza non può deliberare nulla;

– “14 member states have given their approval to the Franco-German document”;

– “Of those 14, eight have enacted their co-operation …. The eight countries are Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Portugal»

– “The six EU nations that have backed the deal in principle have not been named”

Le quattordici nazioni sono otto: otto su ventotto apparirebbe essere un po’ pochino.

Spicca l’assenza dei paesi scandinavi, dell’Olanda, della Spagna, della Grecia e dei paesi dell’est europeo.

Vedremo se Mr Macron sarà in grado di ottenere la maggioranza qualificata necessaria per un decisione nel Consiglio Europeo, ma se la base di partenza sono otto stati la cosa sembrerebbe essere davvero difficile.

Nota.

Il Santo Padre può nominare cardinali in pectore, ossia porporati il nome dei quali resta segreto.

Ma Mr Macron non è il Santo Padre.


Ansa. 2019-07-23. Migranti: Macron attacca Salvini, 14 Stati Ue con noi

Attacca il ministro dell’Interno Matteo Salvini, assente “ingiustificato” alla riunione informale di Parigi sui migranti e raccoglie l’adesione di 14 Stati Ue ad un “meccanismo di solidarietà” per ripartire le persone salvate in mare, con un’indicazione indigesta per il titolare del Viminale: lo sbarco deve avvenire nel porto più vicino. Il presidente francese Emmanuel Macron illustra la sua soluzione sul dossier migranti, aprendo a un nuovo scontro con l’Italia. La replica di Salvini non si fa attendere: la riunione “è stata un flop” e “noi non prendiamo ordini da Macron”. Le posizioni si erano già cristallizzate al vertice dei ministri dell’Interno di Helsinki la settimana prossima; da una parte l’asse Parigi-Berlino con una bozza di documento che apriva alla redistribuzione tra i Paesi europei dei migranti soccorsi, fermo restando che questi ultimi devono sbarcare nel “porto più vicino”: dall’altra Italia e Malta, fermamente contrarie al principio che le condannerebbe, nelle parole del ministro, “ad essere l’hotspot dell’Europa”. Con queste premesse Salvini ha così disertato l’appuntamento di ieri nella capitale francese, inviando una delegazione tecnica del Viminale con il preciso mandato di ‘affondare’ i tentativi di arrivare a un documento condiviso.

Alla fine Macron deplora gli esponenti politici assenti (“non si guadagna mai nulla non partecipando”) e porta a casa l’accordo di 14 Stati “volontari” pronti a ripartirsi in modo sistematico i migranti soccorsi in mare, senza dover avviare ogni volta complesse trattative dopo il salvataggio. Resta però fermo, ha sottolineato il presidente, che “quando una nave lascia le acque della Libia e si trova in acque internazionali con rifugiati a bordo deve trovare rifugio nel porto più vicino. E’ una necessità giuridica e pratica. Non si possono far correre rischi a donne e uomini in situazioni di vulnerabilità”.

Non ci sta ovviamente Salvini che spara ad alzo zero verso Parigi: la riunione francese, sostiene, “è stata un errore di forma e di sostanza. Nella forma, perché convocata con poco preavviso e in modo assolutamente irrituale visto che siamo nel semestre di presidenza finlandese. Nella sostanza, perché ha ribadito che l’Italia dovrebbe continuare a essere il campo profughi dell’Europa”. Il vertice, aggiunge, “si è rivelato un flop ed è stato ampiamente disertato dai ministri europei. L’Italia ha rialzato la testa, non prende ordini e non fa la dama di compagnia: se Macron vuole discutere di immigrati venga pure a Roma”.

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Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Merkel. Quella telefonata che allunga la vita ….

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-23.

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Una telefonata allunga la vita, recitava una nota reclame televisiva.

Ma allunga anche quella di una Bundeskanzlerin condannata al declino.

Ma andiamo con ordine.

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«Now that outgoing German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected as the next president of the European Commission, she will have to figure out how to build bridges between the Continent’s antagonistic member states and the political camps in the European Parliament»

«No, Ursula von der Leyen says, no promises were made to the governments of Poland, Hungary or Italy to secure votes from those countries’ members in the European Parliament»

«No special posts in her commission, no financial promises in the next multi-year budget, nothing like that»

«Wishes have been formulated,…. but there can only be definitive promises when the entire tableau is complete »

«A lot of things in Europe will likely depend on how von der Leyen and Angela Merkel perform under these conditions»

«But the EU is also divided, as the very close result in her election showed: 383 of 747 members of parliament voted for her as their choice for the new European Commission president»

«Rarely has a commission head been elected by such a slim margin. On top of that, von der Leyen needed votes from representatives with Poland’s Law and Justice Party (PiS) to secure her win, which raises the question of reciprocation»

«Von der Leyen is promising that the EU will reboot the relationship with Eastern Europe. “We need to overcome this division,”»

«There are divisions in the EU between north and south, but particularly between east and west. Whether it’s on the refugee question, or the future agricultural budget — the key for solving problems often lies in Eastern Europe»

«But if there is anyone in the old EU member states who can manage a reconciliation, it’s von der Leyen»

« She approaches the delicate issues related to some countries’ attacks on the constitutional state more quietly than her predecessor»

«She evades questions on her position about the pending rule of law proceedings against Poland and Hungary under Article 7 of the EU treaty, initiated in response to the countries’ efforts to undermine judicial independence and shackle independent media»

«In recent days, that has also fueled great mistrust, especially in the European Parliament. The suspicion swept through the room that the candidate wanted to buy herself a majority on the right side of the center by taking a soft approach to Viktor Orbán and Jaroslaw Kaczynski»

«The fact that Merkel had called Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and asked for the support of the PiS EU parliamentarians, didn’t remain secret for long either»

«Merkel continues to enjoy considerable authority in Europe, but at the latest since the refugee crisis, her aura has weakened. The idea, long stubbornly pursued by Merkel, of distributing refugees in the event of a crisis across all EU member states, turned out to be a failure that cost Germany a lot of sympathy, especially in Eastern Europe.»

«Von der Leyen needs to deviate from Merkel’s line, which will be a delicate operation»

«The vote was secret, so that nobody will be able to determine who didn’t want to give von der Leyen her job. But the number of dissenters in her own party was likely considerable»

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È mutata un’era: se ne prenda atto.

Diamo atto a chi aveva fatto la previsione degli schieramenti di essere stato più accurato di un catetometro di precisione. Invero, da Lui non ci si sarebbe aspettati nulla di meno. È anche un fine psicologo, che conosce per personale esperienza i liberal socialisti; sa prevederne il comportamento.

Le speranze dei liberal socialisti si sono infrante inciampando proprio in una femmina.

don Gambino, un criminale ma di quelli grandi, soleva ripetere: “ti tradirà il migliore amico“, ed aveva più che ragione.

Il Consiglio Europeo ha affossato le speranze liberal socialiste che erano state riposte negli Spitzenkandidaten: Weber e Timmermans sono stati trombati alla grande. Undici stati nazionali si sono riappropriati del proprio potere decisionale, e lo hanno fatto valere. L’idea di un’Unione Europa diventata stato europeo era morta nel momento in cui nasceva l’Europa delle Nazioni.

Restava il problema dell’europarlamento, che almeno in questa fase avrebbe potuto far valere la propria presenza.

Ma i liberal socialisti avevano fatto proprio di tutto per rendersi odiosamente invisi agli occhi di molti. Nella loro vanagloriosa superbia avevano fatto i conti, e Frau Ursula von der Leyen non aveva la maggioranza parlamentare, a loro avviso. La superbia accieca: genera un delirio di onnipotenza.

Europarlamento. L’arte di sapersi conquistare i nemici.

Ma ecco il fatto nuovo, dirimente.

«The fact that Merkel had called Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and asked for the support of the PiS EU parliamentarians, didn’t remain secret for long either»

Frau Merkel in persona chiama a telefono Mr Morawiecki prima, Mr Kaczynski dopo.

Frau Merkel chiede i voti del PiS e del Fidesz, magari anche di altri identitari sovranisti. Tiene più a Frau von der Leyen che ai liberal socialisti. A costo di spaccare la Große Koaliton e la Germania.

E di voti ne ha ottenuti quanti bastano a far passare Frau Ursula von der Leyen.

Gli identitari sovranisti le hanno dato il sufficit: nulla di più. Hanno fatto dei conti perfetti.

In seno all’europarlamento si è formata una maggioranza alternativa al raggruppamento liberal socialista.

Dovendo ancora fare approvare i nomi dei commissari, Frau von der Leyen è estremamente evasiva: nessuna promessa, ci mancherebbe! Solo la presa di coscienza degli auspici di Morawiecki, Kaczynski, Orban, e Salvini. Poi si vedrà.

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La scarica di bile empiematosa dei liberal socialisti è stata virulenta. Schiumavano di rabbia impotente, ovunque possibili hanno fatto una delle loro carognate, ma tanto la nuova maggioranza era viva e vegeta. Iniziano ad avvertire la discrepanza tra la loro e l’altrui volontà: si credevano onniponteti e quegli identitari sovranisti gliela hanno fatta in barba. Adeso li odiano di odio luciferino.

Nessuno sa cosa riservi il futuro, Frau von der Leyen potrebbe anche accarezzare il prurito di tradire le promesse fatte: gli esseri umani sono liberi, poi, la donna è mobile, cantava il Duca di Mantova.

Sta di fatto che in Consiglio Europeo ed in europarlamento vi sono nuove maggioranze, e che, alla resa dei conti, il Consiglio Europeo è la vera sede del potere.

Nessuno si faccia illusioni, nemmeno le più submicroscopiche: i liberal socialisti non sono ancora morti ed occupano ancora molti centri di potere, ma la ruota del destino è girata.

«Merkel had called Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki»

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Spiegel. 2019 -07-22. ‘We Need To Overcome this Division’

Now that outgoing German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected as the next president of the European Commission, she will have to figure out how to build bridges between the Continent’s antagonistic member states and the political camps in the European Parliament.

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No, Ursula von der Leyen says, no promises were made to the governments of Poland, Hungary or Italy to secure votes from those countries’ members in the European Parliament. No special posts in her commission, no financial promises in the next multi-year budget, nothing like that. “Wishes have been formulated,” she says, straightening out her pink cardigan, “but there can only be definitive promises when the entire tableau is complete.”

It is shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, and von der Leyen is sitting in the leather armchair of the “Global 500” jet belonging to the Bundeswehr, Germany’s armed forces, and putting on her seat belt. She’s flying from Strasbourg to Berlin, where she wants to pick up her dismissal papers as German defense minister. The people traveling with her still look sleepy, but von der Leyen is in top form.

The Gorch Fock controversy, related to spiraling costs in the overhaul of a famed German naval training ship, and the scandal surrounding the allocation of lucrative contracts in the Defense Ministry to consultants — just one short flight to Berlin, and she’ll have those problems behind her. Von der Leyen seems like a woman whose career looked like it had been set to end, but for whom an unexpected window into the future has now opened.

That morning, not even 12 hours had passed since the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive body. It’s been less than 12 hours since she became one of the most powerful women in Europe. She will now be responsible for negotiations in the trade conflict with Donald Trump. She is at the head of an authority that can impose billions in penalties on U.S. tech giants and she must ensure that countries that are notorious for violating budget rules, like Italy, abide by the Stability and Growth Pact that governs Europe’s common currency, the euro.

A lot of things in Europe will likely depend on how von der Leyen and Angela Merkel perform under these conditions. Until her departure as defense minister, von der Leyen served as a member of Merkel’s cabinet. For a time, she was even considered as Merkel’s potential successor as chancellor. Her new role will now put her at eye level with the chancellor.

Von der Leyen is the first German to occupy the post in over 50 years. And she is taking over the top job in turbulent times. For now, the United Kingdom is still slated to leave the EU on Oct. 31. Coincidentally, von der Leyen will officially start her new position in Brussels the next day.

But the EU is also divided, as the very close result in her election showed: 383 of 747 members of parliament voted for her as their choice for the new European Commission president. That’s only nine more votes than she needed to get the job. Rarely has a commission head been elected by such a slim margin. On top of that, von der Leyen needed votes from representatives with Poland’s Law and Justice Party (PiS) to secure her win, which raises the question of reciprocation.

Building Bridges

Von der Leyen is promising that the EU will reboot the relationship with Eastern Europe. “We need to overcome this division,” she says.

The “Global 500” soars in a northeasterly direction. Shortly after takeoff, the flight attendant serves filter coffee and, for the outgoing minister, a small jug of warmed milk, as well as croissants and a baguette. She explains that it had been impossible to obtain any other bread this early in the morning. It is von der Leyen’s last journey with a German government aircraft.

A blue brochure, in German and English, lies in front of her. It says, “My Agenda for Europe.” In its 24 pages, she describes the kinds of policies she wants to pursue in Europe over the coming years. “This is my program,” she says, proud of what she has accomplished in about two weeks.

There are divisions in the EU between north and south, but particularly between east and west. Whether it’s on the refugee question, or the future agricultural budget — the key for solving problems often lies in Eastern Europe.

But if there is anyone in the old EU member states who can manage a reconciliation, it’s von der Leyen. As defense minister, she took a clear position against Russia, fought for higher military expenditures and made sure that the Bundeswehr had a presence in Poland and Lithuania. Now, she is trying to make use of the sympathies she earned in Eastern Europe.

She approaches the delicate issues related to some countries’ attacks on the constitutional state more quietly than her predecessor. She evades questions on her position about the pending rule of law proceedings against Poland and Hungary under Article 7 of the EU treaty, initiated in response to the countries’ efforts to undermine judicial independence and shackle independent media.

In recent days, that has also fueled great mistrust, especially in the European Parliament. The suspicion swept through the room that the candidate wanted to buy herself a majority on the right side of the center by taking a soft approach to Viktor Orbán and Jaroslaw Kaczynski. The fact that Merkel had called Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and asked for the support of the PiS EU parliamentarians, didn’t remain secret for long either.

But as von der Leyen makes clear during the flight, when it comes to the constitutional state, Poland and Hungary can, in the best of cases, expect a mild tone, but not permissiveness. “It is out of the question,” she says. “The constitutional state is a fundamental principle of the EU. But in the past, many Eastern European countries have felt they been pushed too far into the corner. They felt: You just don’t want us.”

Von der Leyen wants the commission to regularly report on the state of the rule of law in each member country. “The examination of questions relating to rule of law needs to become more of a normality for us,” she says on the plane. “We are all constantly struggling to achieve that ideal.”

Many members of the European Parliament gave von der Leyen a standing ovation after the campaign speech she gave to them. The lawmakers are used to more spare rhetoric. Von der Leyen, however, made it clear with her speech where her ambitions lie. She didn’t present a collection of EU acronyms, instead saying things like, “Europe is like a long marriage. The love doesn’t grow after the first day, but it does get deeper.”

As is always the case with her, the sales pitch is right. Von der Leyen was born in Brussels and went to school there for several years. Her father, Ernst Albrecht, who later became the governor of the German state of Lower Saxony, worked for the commission. If one listens to von der Leyen, her nomination, this surprise coup by the leaders of the EU member states, seems like the only logical continuation of her career. “Brussels, this is like a homecoming for me,” she says.

A Vague Direction

Even though her speech was sprinkled with initiatives and plans, a “Green Deal” on climate protection and several pushes for greater equality for women, von der Leyen remains a blank page when it comes to European policy. Where does she want to lead the EU?

There is, for example, the question of whether the EU should move forward with the accession of new members. When she gets close to the answer, von der Leyen refers to her experience as defense minister. For 20 years, the Bundeswehr has been deployed to Kosovo, and in her job, Leyen cultivated contacts to the countries in the Western Balkans that the European Commission recently suggested could join the union starting in 2025.

But these plans have grown quiet since French President Emmanuel Macron made it clear that the accession of new countries wasn’t on his agenda. Von der Leyen, however, is in favor of making a concrete offer to countries like Albania and North Macedonia to join the EU. “We should keep our hands extended to these countries. We share the same continent, the same history, we are neighbors. If we slam the door on this region, we are only harming ourselves,” she says. “We should open negotiations for these countries to enter the EU as soon as the European Council decides that the criteria have been fulfilled.”

Angela Merkel has a similar view of the situation. The two get along, but the everyday demands of the EU might soon create stress in the relationship between the chancellor and the president of the European Commission. Merkel continues to enjoy considerable authority in Europe, but at the latest since the refugee crisis, her aura has weakened. The idea, long stubbornly pursued by Merkel, of distributing refugees in the event of a crisis across all EU member states, turned out to be a failure that cost Germany a lot of sympathy, especially in Eastern Europe.

Von der Leyen needs to deviate from Merkel’s line, which will be a delicate operation. “We need a fresh start on refugee policy,” she says. Together with current Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, who is the president-designate of the European Council, the powerful body representing EU leaders, she will soon start visiting EU capitals to canvas what is reasonable and what is doable. Once again, the key will be in Eastern Europe. “More officials for the border protection agency Frontex, more help for Africa, the distribution question — the instruments are all already on the table,” von der Leyen says. “Now we need to find majorities for them.”

That won’t be an easy task. The interests of not only the individual member states, but also the political camps, are too different. In the parliament, that could have cost von der Leyen the election by a hair. Her campaign speech became a balancing act. To get votes from the Greens and, especially, the Social Democrats, she promised a European unemployment benefit reinsurance scheme in the parliament, as well as more flexibility in terms of the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact — in other words, classic demands made by social democratic parties.

A Challenging Autumn

It was reminiscent of her earlier battle over parental benefits and daycare spots in Germany — von der Leyen’s speech was a good fit for her personally, but less of a good fit for her party. “We can’t just vacate our positions like this,” Markus Ferber, a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and a lawmaker in the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union, complained behind closed doors. The vote was secret, so that nobody will be able to determine who didn’t want to give von der Leyen her job. But the number of dissenters in her own party was likely considerable.

Von der Leyen knows, of course, that she owes her job to the EU leaders, who surprisingly nominated her for the Commission presidency after over 50 hours of consultation. Ultimately, she was nominated unanimously (only Germany had to abstain because of the opposition of the Social Democrats). It’s a base of support she can build on.

Her slim majority in the parliament can also be traced back to a feat of strength by those EU leaders. Aside from Merkel, Pedro Sánchez from Spain and Antonio Costa of Portugal, called for members of parliament to vote for her.

As she must know herself, in the future, the challenge will be that of convincing a majority to support her plans on her own. That might already be crucial this autumn, when the parliament will intensely question von der Leyen’s commissioners during hearings. For some parliamentarians, it could be time for revenge.

If von der Leyen is worried during the flight, she doesn’t show it. Her excitement about the job seems to be drowning out any immediate concerns. It was only just recently that her job had involved grappling with unruly generals. Now, she is paying court to leaders all across Europe.

The plane descends toward Berlin’s Tegel Airport. Von der Leyen is now concerned with very practical questions.

Since the beginning of her ministerial career in Berlin almost 14 years ago, she has never had an apartment of her own in Berlin, and instead spends nights in a room in her ministry. She says she still works until late at night, and this way drivers and security personal don’t need to wait hours to accompany her to a hotel or an apartment.

Will people find a room in Berlaymont, the European Commission’s gigantic headquarters, where von der Leyen can sleep?

 

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

von der Leyen. Dopo essere stata eletta si presenta come è: Realpolitik.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-23.

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Olga di Kiev, moglie del Gran Principe Igor. Grande donna, che fondò il Granducato sullo sterminio dei Drevljani. E fece più che bene. Temere le donne pratiche.


In campagna elettorale i politici promettono a destra e manca: poi si tirano i remi in barca. Anche Casanova irretiva le femmine con promesse mirabolanti, che poi dimenticava una volta gustato il fragile bonum.

Dismessi gli abiti del Marktschreier, Ursula von der Leyen evidenzia la prospettiva di una ragionevole Realpolitik, che tenga conto delle esigenze reali, ma anche dei grandi elettori e delle loro esigenze. In questo Frau Ursula si dimostra non solo politica, ma anche molto femminile: nei pregi e nei difetti.

Pacta servanda sunt, gli accordi sono stati fatti per essere rispettati: gli esclusi avranno ciò che loro spetta, ma nulla è loro dovuto. Ma ogni azione dovrebbe sempre essere ‘ragionevole‘.

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Mrs von der Leyen ha rilasciato una intervista a La Vanguardia dalla Spagna, La Stampa (Italia), Le Monde (Francia), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germania) e The Guardian (Regno Unito). Molto significativa la scelta delle testate.

«Von der Leyen was narrowly voted in by the European Parliament earlier this week, amid crucial support from MEPs in Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party»

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«Countries who rejected non-European migrants or raised concern on rule of law, such as Poland, could expect more sympathy from the European Commission, its new president, Ursula von der Leyen, has indicated»

«Italy could also expect flexibility on budgets and the UK on its exit date, she said in an interview with five European newspapers on Friday (19 July)»

«EU countries such as Poland or Hungary, who have rebelled against migrant-sharing quotas with Greece and Italy, ought to be “listened to”, she said.»

«I put the case of Poland, with its argument that they have already welcomed 1.5m Ukrainians»

«But von der Leyen added, in a wink to Warsaw and Budapest, that “fair burden-sharing” could mean “perhaps each country in a differentiated aspect”»

«Poland and Hungary are also under an EU sanctions procedure for abuse of rule of law at home. …. But von der Leyen said “nobody’s perfect” and promised to take the heat out of the political clash.»

«We must all learn that full rule of law is always our goal, but nobody’s perfect,»

«In central and eastern European countries, many feel that they’re not fully accepted, and if we guide debates as sharply as we have done, it contributes to countries and peoples believing that they are being targeted as a whole»

«A new commission proposal, to do yearly rule of law reports on all 28 EU states, would “avoid giving the impression that part of Europe fundamentally regards the other critically,”»

«The incoming commission president also signalled a soft touch on EU fiscal limits in Italy, where two populist parties in power boosted welfare spending. …. Again, we have to take out the sharp emotions …. The stability and growth pact [EU fiscal limits] must be respected, but there is also a lot of flexibility in the framework that can be better exploited»

«We must do everything possible to have an orderly Brexit. If there were good reasons for a postponement, I am open to listening to them»

«Russia is our neighbour and will remain so. But the Kremlin does not forgive any weakness. That is the experience of the last years»

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Interessante notare come il The Guardian riporti l’intervista. Ne proponiamo uno stralcio sui problemi di bottega.

«She indicated a more nuanced approach towards states such as Poland and Hungary, which have been brazenly challenging the EU consensus on issues such as migration, the rule of law and press freedom.

“I think we have to properly listen to the arguments. For example, the Poles make the justified point that they have taken in 1.5 million people from the Ukraine – a country that has for years been the site of a hybrid war in which people are still dying. We must not ignore that.

“Also, the member states who want to go ahead [with a refugee distribution scheme] are already in the process of finding solutions. But it remains the case that in different areas every member state needs the solidarity of the others. We need a fair sharing of the burden – maybe in different areas for different countries.”»

«Asked whether her dream had changed since then, she said: “It has become more mature and more realistic. In the European Union we have unity in diversity. That is something different to federalism. I think that is the right path.”»

Nota.

Quanti applicano il manuale Cencelli per valutare quanto abbia guadagnato l’Italia stanno compiendo un grossolano errore. Credere che sia vera la propaganda avversaria sembrerebbe essere un’idea fallace.

L’Italia ha già ottenuto fin troppo con l’aggrado al suo immane debito pubblico, ed era proprio questo l’oggetto delle trattative.

EU Observer. 2019-07-19. Von der Leyen signals soft touch on migrants, rule of law

Countries who rejected non-European migrants or raised concern on rule of law, such as Poland, could expect more sympathy from the European Commission, its new president, Ursula von der Leyen, has indicated.

Italy could also expect flexibility on budgets and the UK on its exit date, she said in an interview with five European newspapers on Friday (19 July).

But Russia ought to stay under EU sanctions and Turkey was drifting away from Europe, she added.

“The migration issue will be with us for decades,” von der Leyen told the five media, and EU countries such as Poland or Hungary, who have rebelled against migrant-sharing quotas with Greece and Italy, ought to be “listened to”, she said.

“I put the case of Poland, with its argument that they have already welcomed 1.5m Ukrainians. Ukraine is a country with a hybrid war, for years, in which people are still dying. We cannot ignore it,” she explained.

The EU “must reform Dublin”, she said, referring to European asylum laws, which oblige the first member state where an asylum seeker lands to take care of them.

But von der Leyen added, in a wink to Warsaw and Budapest, that “fair burden-sharing” could mean “perhaps each country in a differentiated aspect”.

Poland and Hungary are also under an EU sanctions procedure for abuse of rule of law at home.

But von der Leyen said “nobody’s perfect” and promised to take the heat out of the political clash.

“In central and eastern European countries, many feel that they’re not fully accepted, and if we guide debates as sharply as we have done, it contributes to countries and peoples believing that they are being targeted as a whole,” the German politician said.

“We must all learn that full rule of law is always our goal, but nobody’s perfect,” she added.

A new commission proposal, to do yearly rule of law reports on all 28 EU states, would “avoid giving the impression that part of Europe fundamentally regards the other critically,” she said.

Von der Leyen was narrowly voted in by the European Parliament earlier this week, amid crucial support from MEPs in Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party.

But she skirted a question on what that meant for her mandate.

The centre-right, liberals, and most of the centre-left also voted her, she said, adding: “What’s decisive for me is to have rallied a majority on the basis of a clearly pro-European speech and programme”.

Italy and Brexit

The incoming commission president also signalled a soft touch on EU fiscal limits in Italy, where two populist parties in power boosted welfare spending.

“Again, we have to take out the sharp emotions,” von der Leyen said.

“The stability and growth pact [EU fiscal limits] must be respected, but there is also a lot of flexibility in the framework that can be better exploited,” she added.

Britain could extend its 31 October Brexit deadline if it needed to gain a happy outcome, she said.

“We must do everything possible to have an orderly Brexit. If there were good reasons for a postponement, I am open to listening to them,” von der Leyen told the European newspapers.

But she took a more hawkish line on foreign policy, saying Russia ought to stay under EU sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine and that Turkey was moving “in the opposite direction” from Europe.

Russia

“Russia is our neighbour and will remain so. But the Kremlin does not forgive any weakness. That is the experience of the last years,” she said.

Asked if it made sense to go on with Turkey’s accession talks despite its anti-EU turn under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, von der Leyen said EU negotiations were meant to make candidates “modernise and adapt to the EU, not the other way around”.

“At this moment I do not see any fact in Turkey that goes in this direction. The accession process is paralysed because Turkey is going in the opposite direction”, she said.

Von der Leyen spoke in Berlin to a consortium of European newspapers, including La Vanguardia from Spain, La Stampa (Italy), Le Monde (France), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), and The Guardian (UK).

She was even more hawkish on Russia in a separate interview with German newspaper Die Welt also on Friday.

“From a position of strength, we should stick to the Russia sanctions,” she said, in words that would also be music to Warsaw’s ears.

And she told German newspaper Bild that Germany’s plan to build a new gas pipeline to Russia, called Nord Stream 2, which Poland has opposed, created a “danger of over-dependence on Russian energy”.

Pubblicato in: Criminalità Organizzata

È onesto il magistrato che vende le sentenze a prezzo equo. Il caso Longo.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-23.

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Parafrasando il giudice Davigo, “il magistrato onesto è quello non ancora incriminato“.

Aggiungeremmo anche un’altra definizione:

“È onesto il magistrato che vende le sentenze a prezzi equi”.

Poi, i magistrati si impettano, e l’ANM sbraita contro una riforma della giustizia che li penalizzerebbe. Impedirebbe i loro latrocini.

Piccini loro: nulla videro, nulla seppero, nulla fecero.

Complici sodali.

Però, vendere una sentenza per soli 20,000 euro è

concorrenza sleale: quindi tutti i magistrati

compatti lo hanno fatto arrestare e condannare.

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Fiumi di denaro per aggiustare le sentenze: Bigotti e la mazzetta da 20mila euro al pm di Siracusa

Continuano a uscire episodi di corruzione dall’inchiesta della Procura di Messina sul cosiddetto “sistema Siracusa”

MESSINA – Grazie all’intervento dell’ex pm di Siracusa Giancarlo Longo, già arrestato per corruzione, l’imprenditore piemontese Ezio Bigotti avrebbe ottenuto l’archiviazione di un’indagine per reati tributari aperta a suo carico. L’inchiesta, inizialmente nata a Torino, venne prima spostata a Roma e poi a Siracusa. E’ quanto emerge dalle indagini della Finanza di Messina che oggi ha arrestato per corruzione in atti giudiziari Ezio Bigotti, noto imprenditore piemontese, presidente del gruppo STI aggiudicatario di numerose e importanti commesse della Centrale acquisti del Tesoro.

A raccontare la vicenda ai pm messinesi titolari del procedimento sono stati gli avvocati Piero Amara e Giuseppe Calafiore che, dopo essere stati arrestati nell’ambito di una indagine che ha svelato un comitato di affari che pilotava le indagini alla procura di Siracusa con la complicità di Longo, stanno collaborando con gli inquirenti. I due legali hanno, con le loro rivelazioni, consentito di svelare una serie di corruzioni giudiziarie al Consiglio di Stato e al Consiglio di Giustizia Amministrativa della Sicilia.

L’avvocato Amara avrebbe comunicato a Longo che il fascicolo stava arrivando al suo ufficio. I due avrebbero concordato la nomina di consulenti ad hoc che avrebbero «aiutato», con perizie di favore, il magistrato ad archiviare l’indagine.

Bigotti, ex titolare del gruppo STI e legale rappresentante della Exitone, era stato presentato da Amara a Calafiore come uno dei suoi migliori clienti. Secondo un metodo consolidato i legali si erano messi a disposizione dell’imprenditore per «sistemare» le inchieste a suo carico.

Calafiore ha raccontato ai pm che per la vicenda Bigotti aveva ricevuto da Amara 20mila euro da dare al pm Longo in quattro mazzette da 5mila euro con banconote da cinquanta euro. L’ex magistrato, che nel frattempo ha patteggiato una condanna a 5 anni per corruzione, avrebbe ritirato il denaro, messo in una busta, nel suo bagno privato in Procura.

Nel provvedimento odierno, in sintesi, evidenziano le Fiamme gialle, «sono state ricostruite plurime modalità illecite poste in essere» dahli avvocati  Amara e Calafiore  con l’ausilio del ex sostituto procuratore della Repubblica di Siracusa, Giancarlo Longo e di alcuni consulenti della Procura nominati da quest’ultimo, «per favorire Bigotti nell’ambito degli accertamenti condotti a carico di imprese a lui riconducibili presso le Procure di Torino, Roma e Siracusa nonchè in sede tributaria (all’esito della richiesta di voluntary disclosure avanzata da una società del gruppo Bigotti anche in relazione ad accertamenti all’epoca dei fatti in corso da parte dell’Agenzia delle Entrate)».

L’indagine, che questa mattina ha portato agli arresti domiciliari anche Massimo Gaboardi, ex tecnico petrolifero Eni, ha fatto piena luce anche «su una complessa operazione giudiziaria ordita da Amara realizzatasi grazie all’asservimento del pm Longo, al fine di ostacolare l’attività di indagine svolta dalla Procura di Milano nei confronti dei vertici dell’Eni». 

Le Fiamme Gialle hanno eseguito perquisizioni nei confronti degli indagati nelle Province di Roma, Milano e Torino.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Finanza e Sistema Bancario

Star Market. Oggi primo giorno spumeggiante del Nasdaq cinese.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-22.

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Questa mattina ha aperto lo Star Market, l’equivalente cinese del Nasdaq. che opera nell’ambito dello Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Al momento, sono venticinque i titoli in quotazione, che hanno dimostrato sostanziali aumenti di quotazione.

«Trading hit a fever pitch, with shares rocketing as much as 520%, as China’s new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown tech firms debuted on Monday, with valuations exceeding even the expectations of veteran investors braced for a wild ride.»

«Trading of Anji had to be suspended for 10 minutes at 10.20am after the stock soared by 404 per cent to 197.6 yuan from its offering price of 39.19 yuan.»

«The firms, spanning industries from microchips and biotechnology to artificial intelligence, were greeted by an immediate buying spree as trading opened at 9.30am. They all went on to record gains of at least 100 per cent by the end of the morning session, but settled back slightly in the afternoon to close at least 84 per cent higher»

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Se l’entusiasmo sia più che comprensibile, incrementi di questo livello sembrerebbero essere del tutto contrari al comune buon senso.

Poi, come al solito nei periodi estivi, i volumi trattati sono stati scarni.

Sarebbe quindi cosa savia prendere atto di questa nuova opportunità, ma anche lasciar decantare la situazione.

Infatti, questa nuova realtà ha chiari significati politici: la China intende andare a competere per il predominio mondiale nel settore tecnologico avanzato.

«About four million qualified retail investors with no less than 500,000 yuan in investment capital have registered to trade shares on the new market, according to China Business News. More than 100 million individual stock traders buy and sell on the regular mainland China bourses.

Star Market was ordered into existence by Chinese President Xi Jinping in November last year. It is aimed at helping Beijing sustain economic growth by funding technological innovation rather than through massive infrastructure spending. China’s regulators have spent the past eight months preparing the ground for Monday’s launch.

The launch of the new board is a fresh sign China has shifted its focus from quantity and pace to quality in driving economic growth, …. China is highlighting the role of the capital market in bolstering technology companies, and encouraging them to conduct technological innovation»

Verosimilmente, lo Star market sarà guardato con occhio di riguardo da parte dello stato cinese.


South China Morning Post. 2019-07-22. Star Market, a ‘breakthrough in 30-year history of China’s stock market’, gets off to shining start as all debutants see share prices soar

« – All 25 debutants on Shanghai’s new Star Market finish the first day’s trading with gains of at least 84 per cent

– Semiconductor maker Anji Microelectronics is the star performer, its share price rising fivefold on day one

The Shanghai Stock Exchange’s new Star Market got off to a suitably stellar start on Monday with all 25 debutants soaring as investors clamoured for a slice of the action.

The firms, spanning industries from microchips and biotechnology to artificial intelligence, were greeted by an immediate buying spree as trading opened at 9.30am. They all went on to record gains of at least 100 per cent by the end of the morning session, but settled back slightly in the afternoon to close at least 84 per cent higher.

Anji Microelectronics (Shanghai), a semiconductor manufacturer, got off to a momentous start, its shares opening 287 per cent higher than the initial public offering price.

Trading of Anji had to be suspended for 10 minutes at 10.20am after the stock soared by 404 per cent to 197.6 yuan from its offering price of 39.19 yuan.»

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Investing. 2019-07-22. Circuit breakers trip, shares soar as China’s Nasdaq-style bourse debuts

«Trading hit a fever pitch, with shares rocketing as much as 520%, as China’s new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown tech firms debuted on Monday, with valuations exceeding even the expectations of veteran investors braced for a wild ride.

All of the first batch of 25 companies – ranging from chip-makers to health care firms – more than doubled their already frothy initial public offering (IPO) prices on the STAR Market, operated by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

“The price gains are crazier than we expected,” said Stephen Huang, vice president of Shanghai See Truth Investment Management. “These are good companies, but valuations are too high. Buying them now makes no sense.” …. »

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Business Times. 2019-07-22. Most companies surge on first day of trade on China’s Star Market

«China’s new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown technology firms started trading on Monday, with most of the stocks surging in their debut.

Most of the first batch of 25 companies – ranging from chip-makers to biotech firms – climbed quickly in early trade on the STAR Market, operated by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Zhangjiang Hangke Technology Inc was the first company to hit an upper-limit circuit breaker designed to temporarily halt trading in a bid to calm frenzied buying, climbing 30 per cent from the market open.

Suzhou Harmontronics Automation Technology, however, triggered its circuit breaker in the opposite direction, falling 30 per cent from the market open.»

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Reuters. 2019-07-22. Manic Monday for China’s Nasdaq-style bourse as shares rocket

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Trading on China’s new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown tech firms hit a fever pitch on Monday, sending shares up as much as 400% for the day, and far exceeding the expectations of veteran investors braced for a wild ride.

Sixteen of the first batch of 25 companies – ranging from chip-makers to health care firms – more than doubled their already frothy initial public offering (IPO) prices on the STAR Market, operated by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The companies racked up average gains of 140% in a raucous first day of trade that tripped the exchange’s circuit breakers designed to calm frenzied activity. The day’s weakest performer leapt 84.22%.

“The price gains are crazier than we expected,” said Stephen Huang, vice president of Shanghai See Truth Investment Management. “These are good companies, but valuations are too high. Buying them now makes no sense.”

Modeled after Nasdaq, and complete with a U.S-style IPO system, STAR may be China’s boldest attempt at capital market reforms yet. It is also seen driven by Beijing’s ambition to become technologically self-reliant as a prolonged trade war with Washington catches Chinese tech firms in the cross-fire.

Trading in Anji Microelectronics Technology (Shanghai) Co Ltd (688019.SS), a semiconductor firm, was briefly halted twice as the company’s shares hit two circuit breakers – first after rising 30%, then after climbing 60% from the market open.

The mechanisms did little to keep Anji shares in check as they soared as much as 520% from their IPO price in the morning session. Anji shares ended the day up 400.2% from their IPO price, the day’s biggest gain, giving the company a valuation of nearly 242 times 2018 earnings.

Suzhou Harmontronics Automation Technology Co Ltd (688022.SS), in contrast, triggered its circuit breaker in the opposite direction, falling 30% from the market open in early trade before rebounding. But by the market close, the company’s shares were still 94.61% higher than their IPO price.

Wild share price swings, partly the result of loose trading rules, had been widely expected. IPOs had been oversubscribed by an average of about 1,700 times among retail investors.

The STAR Market sets no limits on share prices during the first five days of a company’s trading. That compares with a cap of 44% on debut on other boards in China.

In subsequent trading sessions, stocks on the new tech board will be allowed to rise or fall a maximum 20% in a day, double the 10% daily limit on other boards.

Regulators last week cautioned individual investors against “blindly” buying STAR Market stocks, but said big fluctuations were normal.

Looser trading rules were aimed at “giving market players adequate freedom in the game, accelerating the formation of equilibrium prices, and boosting price-setting efficiency,” the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) said in a statement on Friday.

The SSE added that it was normal to see big swings in newly listed tech shares, as such companies typically have uncertain prospects, and are difficult to evaluate.

The exchange cited big fluctuations in IPOs shares on Nasdaq and the Hong Kong stock exchange, in particular singling out recently listed electric car firm Nio Inc (NIO) and Chinese start-up Luckin Coffee (LK.O).

SSE said that an index tracking the STAR Market would be launched on the 11th trading day following the debut of the 30th company on the board.

MAIN BOARD DRAG

Investor focus on the STAR Market in the short term could weigh on the main board in terms of liquidity and attention, said Zhu Junchun, chief analyst with Lianxun Securities.

That effect was clear on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index .SSEC falling 1.27%, and the blue-chip CSI300 index .CSI300 ending 0.69% lower.

Dual-listed China Railway Signal & Communications Corp Ltd (688009.SS)(3969.HK) clearly illustrated the gap in investor enthusiasm. Its STAR Market shares more than doubled from their IPO price, even as its Hong Kong shares dropped more than 11% following worse-than-expected preliminary results.

Huang at Shanghai See Truth suggested rational investors wait on the sidelines and observe the market for a month, before making purchasing decisions.

Some investors, nevertheless, hailed the debut of the board that Beijing hopes will propel investment in the sector and help the country innovate and compete globally.

Yang Tingwu, vice general manager of Tongheng Investment, a hedge fund house in Fujian province, said he viewed 80% of listed companies as “cannon fodder”, but the chance of the remaining 20% producing China’s next Tencent (0700.HK) or Huawei made the market turmoil worth it.

“The STAR Market opens a new chapter for China’s stock market. Toast to the Chinese dream in our capital markets!”, he said.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Economia e Produzione Industriale, Finanza e Sistema Bancario, Senza categoria

Cina ha scalzato la World Bank e l’IMF, che adesso se ne stanno a girare i pollici.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-22.

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Ogni anno, da trenta anni a questa parte, lo Spiegel ed i media occidentale piangono calde lacrime sulla terrifica crisi economica e finanziaria che avrebbe dovuto colpire entro pochi mesi la Cina, portandola alla catastrofe economica.

Tuttavia sono trenta anni consecutivi che le loro previsioni si rivelano essere del tutto fantasiose e sbagliate. Resta davvero difficile prestar loro ancora un qualche credito.

Non solo.

Rileggendo i loro articoli la prima cosa che salta agli occhi è il fatto che resta ben difficile comprendere di chi e cosa stiano parlando. I cinesi sono dipinti come il prototipo degli imbecilli, scriteriati ma, soprattutto, tetragoni a voler studiare ed applicare le teorie socio-politiche ed economiche dell’Occidente. Cosa nei fatti non vera, perché queste materie fanno parte dei corsi di storia politica ed economica: acqua passata.

In questo articolo, che alleghiamo in extenso, uno Spiegel sconsolato ed affranto deve constatare che la Cina è tuttora viva e vegeta, per quanto, a suo dire, sull’orlo della morte, e che essa ha scalzato la World Bank e l’International Monetary Fund,  i funzionari dei quali passano oramai il loro tempo a giocare a scacchi, ed ad esercitarsi nella nobile arte della trasgressione degenere, tanto per non pensare allo spettro del licenziamento.

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Già.

La Cina è diventata il maggior elargitore di fondi a livello mondiale, surclassando quelle istituzioni internazionali nelle quali il geloso Occidente non voleva farli entrare.

«China is the largest creditor in the world, funding infrastructure projects in the developing world in exchange for access to raw materials»

«China, after all, isn’t just directly financing 70 percent of the new train lain, it is also building dams, schools, military hospitals and has even launched a communications satellite into space for the country»

«the multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank based in Beijing, a financial institution that China established as an alternative to Western development banks»

«China isn’t just the largest creditor in Laos, but in the entire world»

«the billions of dollars from China are a welcome contribution to helping many underdeveloped regions in Asia and Africa expand infrastructure»

«Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last summer warning of China’s “attempt to weaponize capital.”»

«Furthermore, little is actually known about the loans. China’s foreign assets are now worth $6 trillion, but outside of the government in Beijing, nobody knows much about where that money has been invested and what conditions and risks are attached»

«The data shows that many countries in the poorer regions of the world have accepted far more credit from China than previously known. And the loans frequently come with onerous conditions that are strongly oriented toward Beijing’s strategic interests»

«The West still hasn’t understood how profoundly China’s rise has changed the international financial system»

«China exports more capital to developing and emerging countries than all other industrialized countries put together»

«Whereas Western governments and multilateral organizations generally attach low interest rates and long repayment periods to their loans, China tends to impose short periods and higher rates»

«To ensure that the loans are paid back, the contracts guarantee Beijing a number of rights, such as access to foodstuffs, raw materials or the profits of state-owned companies in the recipient countries»

«the Chinese government directs the money straight to Chinese companies that have been contracted to build airports, ports or dams, an approach that creates a closed financial loop without the involvement of a single foreign account»

«more than 75 percent of the direct aid loans provided in recent years have come from two state-run financial institutions: the Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank»

«China has developed a new form of development aid in which state loans are provided at commercial terms»

«the amount of foreign debt held by China is around 50 percent higher than is documented by official statistics»

«But there is no end in sight to the flow of Chinese credit. The economic advantages for China are simply too great, as are the political benefits, particularly in Africa»

«Around 1.5 million Chinese are thought to be living and working in Africa, a group that includes entrepreneurs, IT experts, technicians and merchants»

«They have expanded infrastructure in Africa at an impressive pace, building dams, airports, train lines and industrial parks across the continent. In return, China has secured access to natural resources and African markets»

«Many of the Chinese projects have been beneficial for the recipient countries, …. After all, many countries in Africa are in dire need of modern infrastructure.»

«the Chinese government is willing to make concessions on repayment deadlines should it become necessary»

«in 36 African countries, 63 percent view China’s engagement in a positive light»

«African rulers prefer cooperation with China in part because it isn’t linked to moral stipulations like those demanded, on paper at least, by Western governments»

«The Chinese don’t pay much attention to human rights or democratic principles and also tend to ignore environmental concerns and minimum labor standards»

«And they don’t have too many scruples when it comes to bribing politicians»

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Cerchiamo di riassumere.

– I cinesi amano rapporti bilaterali, le condizioni dei quali variano d caso a caso ed anche nel tempo, secondo opportunità.

– Al contrario degli Occidentali, i cinesi non condizionano investimenti o all’imposizioni dei loro standard etici e morali:

non impongono la accettazione delle ngo, della conversione al credo lgbt, a sistemi di reggimento politico a suffragio universale, per non parlare poi dei ‘problemi ambientali’. Rispettano la controparte e non si immischiano nei loro affari interni.

– I Cinesi hanno dato prestiti per oltre 6,000 miliardi Usd. Nella loro quasi totalità, sono prestiti finalizzati alla erezione di infrastrutture redditizie oppure a supporto del comparto produttivo locale: si riservano una parte degli utili ed accordi commerciali per essere riforniti di materie prime a prezzi commerciali. Da questo punto di vista questi prestiti sono solidamente garantiti.

– Nel concedere il prestito, i cinesi si premurano che quando possibile tali fondi siano spesi dando appalti a ditte cinesi.

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I cinesi hanno sempre avuto una acuta percezione del futuro. Se è vero che stanno finanziando in Africa molti stati al momento miseri, sarebbe altrettanto vero considerare che con i debiti aiuti tra una generazione questi stati saranno economicamente emersi, aprendo così ai cinesi un mercato semplicemente immenso e loro riconoscente.


Spiegel. 2019-07-12. Vast Chinese Loans Pose Risks to Developing World

China is the largest creditor in the world, funding infrastructure projects in the developing world in exchange for access to raw materials. A new study shows that the risk of a new debt crisis is significant.

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The future rail link cuts its way through the jungles of Laos for over 400 kilometers. Soon, trains will be rolling through — over bridges, through tunnels and across dams built just for the line, which runs from the Chinese border in the north to the Laotian capital of Vientiane on the Mekong River.

After five years of construction, the line is set to go into service in 2021. And the Chinese head of one of the sections has no doubt that it will be finished on time. “Our office alone employs 4,000 workers,” he says. There is also no lack of money: The Chinese government in Beijing has earmarked around 6 billion dollars for the project and has recently become both Laos’s largest creditor and most significant provider of development aid.

China, after all, isn’t just directly financing 70 percent of the new train lain, it is also building dams, schools, military hospitals and has even launched a communications satellite into space for the country. In April, Beijing loaned Laos another 40 million dollars for road construction — a credit that was provided through the multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank based in Beijing, a financial institution that China established as an alternative to Western development banks.

If Hong Kong is included, China isn’t just the largest creditor in Laos, but in the entire world. Beijing’s foreign loans dominate global markets almost to the same degree as its toys, smartphones and electric scooters do. From Kenya to Montenegro, from Ecuador to Djibouti, roads, dams and power plants are being built with billions in loans from Beijing. And all of those countries will have to pay back those loans in the years to come. With interest.

The flood of capital from China helped prevent the global economy from plunging into depression following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the ensuing financial crisis. But it isn’t without controversy.

For some, the billions of dollars from China are a welcome contribution to helping many underdeveloped regions in Asia and Africa expand infrastructure. For others, the loans from Beijing have forced half the world into economic and political dependency on Beijing. Some have described the situation as “debt bondage,” while a group of U.S. senators wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last summer warning of China’s “attempt to weaponize capital.”

A Lack of Transparency

Furthermore, little is actually known about the loans. China’s foreign assets are now worth $6 trillion, but outside of the government in Beijing, nobody knows much about where that money has been invested and what conditions and risks are attached. Because China doesn’t completely open its books to international organizations like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), there is a lack of needed transparency, says IMF head Christine Lagarde.

Now, though, with the release of a new study by a German-American team of academics under the leadership of Harvard professor Carmen Reinhart, Largarde will have a clearer picture. For months, the economists dug through both known and unknown source material, compiling the most comprehensive analysis yet of Chinese foreign loans. And the image that has resulted does nothing to assuage concerns about the financial power being exerted by Beijing.

On the contrary: The data shows that many countries in the poorer regions of the world have accepted far more credit from China than previously known. And the loans frequently come with onerous conditions that are strongly oriented toward Beijing’s strategic interests and increase the risk that many countries in the developing world could plunge into financial crisis. “The West still hasn’t understood how profoundly China’s rise has changed the international financial system,” says Christoph Trebesch, a co-author of the study from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

Sitting in a library in Hamburg, Trebesch scrolls through hundreds of lines of data on his laptop: loan periods, interest rates, intended purposes and collateral on almost 5,000 Chinese loans and aid payments to 152 countries. The information comes from almost a dozen databases that were compiled with the help of aid organizations, banks and the CIA.

Trebesch describes the process of compiling the information as “a kind of economic archeology.” The process involved him and his colleague Sebastian Horn analyzing the data and then comparing it with official sources to put together a comprehensive picture of China’s foreign assets — the kind of picture that Beijing, no doubt, would prefer to keep under wraps.

Closed Financial Loop

According to the study, China exports more capital to developing and emerging countries than all other industrialized countries put together. Moreover, numerous conditions are attached to the loans that weigh heavily on thier recipients.

Whereas Western governments and multilateral organizations generally attach low interest rates and long repayment periods to their loans, China tends to impose short periods and higher rates. To ensure that the loans are paid back, the contracts guarantee Beijing a number of rights, such as access to foodstuffs, raw materials or the profits of state-owned companies in the recipient countries. Frequently, the Chinese government directs the money straight to Chinese companies that have been contracted to build airports, ports or dams, an approach that creates a closed financial loop without the involvement of a single foreign account.

In addition, more than 75 percent of the direct aid loans provided in recent years have come from two state-run financial institutions: the Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank. That means that the government is constantly informed of every phase of their aid projects and when crisis befalls creditor countries, China is well-positioned to grab its collateral ahead of other creditors. The study notes that China has developed a new form of development aid in which state loans are provided at commercial terms.

That can result in ugly conflicts when projects fail to proceed as planned. In Sri Lanka, for example, China took control of a port after the government ran into difficulties servicing its debt. In Ecuador, Beijing secured 80 percent of the country’s oil revenues to compensate for the costs associated with an enormous dam project. In Zambia, which owes China an estimated $6 billion, regime critics are concerned that Beijing will take over the state energy supplier Zesco.

Fears are also growing in South Africa, where President Cyril Ramaphosa is thought to have negotiated loans and subsidies worth 370 billion rand (the equivalent of around 24 billion euros) during a state visit to Beijing last fall. The opposition party Democratic Alliance is concerned that South Africa could become mired in a debt trap and that Beijing may, for example, take control of the struggling state-owned electric utility Eskom. The South African government, Ramaphosa insisted last fall, “is not in the habit of … handing over the assets of our country to any other country or entity.” The reference was clearly to China. To be sure, Western countries are not displeased that China, in many countries of the world, has taken over the role of scapegoat that was long played by the IMF or the United States. But they are nevertheless unsettled by the lengths Beijing goes to in its effort to conceal the true extent of its loans to the developing world.

Danger of Default

The German-American study outlines the scope of that attempt. It argues that many payments from Beijing are masked because they go straight to state-owned companies operating in recipient countries. The balance sheets of those companies, though, are frequently not accounted for in official financial statistics. The result is that a large chunk of Chinese development loans is concealed from Western governments and international organizations. The study found that the amount of foreign debt held by China is around 50 percent higher than is documented by official statistics.

The discrepancy is particularly large in those countries that are already heavily indebted. In Ivory Coast, for example, debt levels are $4 billion higher than previously thought. The difference in Angola is $14 billion and in Venezuela it is $33 billion. Because the Beijing government tends to charge high interest rates, many emerging and developing countries suffer, according to the study, from “growing annual debt service obligations.” That means their interest rate payments continue to rise, which increases the danger that they may ultimately default

Study authors note that the situation is reminiscent of the late 1970s, a time when large banks from the U.S., Europe and Japan provided billions in loans to Latin American and African countries rich in commodities — credits that flew under the radar of international monitoring agencies. When prices for many raw materials crashed, countries like Mexico could no longer service their debts and much of the developing world slid into a debt crisis that set them back for years.

Today, the situation is hardly any different. Once again, many developing countries have accepted huge loans. And once the hidden money flows from China are included, as the study shows, the debt loads being carried by many countries are again as high as they were in the 1980s. The authors write that the situation looks “strikingly similar.”

Already, there are initial indications of an approaching crisis. Pakistan was recently forced to apply for an emergency IMF loan because it was no longer able to service its massive Chinese debt load. In Sierra Leone, the government stopped the construction of an airport that China had intended to finance. Meanwhile, IMF Managing Director Lagarde hardly holds a speech in which she doesn’t mention the dangers facing global financial stability.

What Africa Needs

But there is no end in sight to the flow of Chinese credit. The economic advantages for China are simply too great, as are the political benefits, particularly in Africa.

Whereas the West has largely seen the continent as little more than a source of a steady stream of catastrophes, Beijing has viewed it as a place of untapped future potential. Around 1.5 million Chinese are thought to be living and working in Africa, a group that includes entrepreneurs, IT experts, technicians and merchants.

They have expanded infrastructure in Africa at an impressive pace, building dams, airports, train lines and industrial parks across the continent. In return, China has secured access to natural resources and African markets.

Beijing is delivering precisely what Africa needs, says Rwandan President Paul Kagame. He belongs to a growing number of African strongmen who are seeking to emulate the successful Chinese model of developmental autocracy, often with the support of their citizens. According to a survey conducted by the pollsters at Afrobarometer in 36 African countries, 63 percent view China’s engagement in a positive light.

African rulers prefer cooperation with China in part because it isn’t linked to moral stipulations like those demanded, on paper at least, by Western governments. The Chinese don’t pay much attention to human rights or democratic principles and also tend to ignore environmental concerns and minimum labor standards. And they don’t have too many scruples when it comes to bribing politicians.

Nevertheless, warnings that debt loads have become too high are growing louder in Africa as well. Not just because many projects have proven to be economically unviable, but also because China has been systematically underreporting its influence.

More Clarity

Whereas official Chinese government statistics often only list small loan totals, the real numbers are far higher, as the new study shows. The small country of Djibouti, for example, is carrying a Chinese debt load equivalent to 70 percent of its annual economic output. In Congo, it is 30 percent and in Kenya, 15 percent. It is vastly more than the governments owe to Western countries. Colonialism, made in China.

The situation isn’t likely to change any time soon. “Many of the Chinese projects have been beneficial for the recipient countries,” says Trebesch of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. After all, many countries in Africa are in dire need of modern infrastructure.

Furthermore, some recent studies from the U.S. have painted a less alarming picture of Chinese development loans. The economist Deborah Bräutigam of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that of 17 African countries stuck in a debt crisis, only three of them received loans from Beijing. The analysts from Rhodium Group, meanwhile, argue that China is not nearly as heavy-handed as many believe. In examining 40 of Beijing’s projects, the institute found that the Chinese government is willing to make concessions on repayment deadlines should it become necessary.

Still, the frequency of such concessions would seem to indicate that the initial conditions imposed by China were far too strict. And the situation is a far cry from conforming to international standards of transparency regarding the size of the loans made by Beijing and the conditions attached.

That, in fact, is the primary improvement that Trabesch would like to see — namely that China finally provide more clarity about its financial activities in the developing world. Firstly, because the economic and political consequences of the loans would become more visible. Secondly, because it could help prevent the outbreak of a new debt crisis in the developing world.

After all, China would be directly exposed were that to happen.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Macron. Benalla. Un processo insabbiato. Chi sa perché ….

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-22.

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Quando dovremo spiegare ai figli dei nostri pronipoti tutte le sequele del processo Benallà, dovremo iniziare dicendo loro:

“Ma non lo hai studiato a scuola? Benalla era il braccio destro di quel presidente che fu poi decapitato in Place Vendôme per alto tradimento.

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Affaire Macron-Benalla: les enregistrements qui changent tout

«Macron, contrat russe, violences du 1er Mai… Une enquête de plusieurs mois de Mediapart, qui repose sur une dizaine de sources indépendantes et de nombreux documents inédits, dont des extraits sonores, jette une nouvelle lumière sur les dessous de l’affaire Benalla. Révélations. > Lire aussi les premières réactions politiques ici.

Une enquête de plusieurs mois de Mediapart, qui repose sur une dizaine de sources indépendantes et de nombreux documents inédits, dont des extraits sonores, jette une nouvelle lumière sur les dessous inavouables de l’affaire Macron-Benalla. ….»

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Enregistrements Benalla/Crase: «Cela ne peut que nous laisser pantois»

«Les dernières révélations de Mediapart dans l’affaire Macron-Benalla ont aussitôt suscité de vives réactions. L’opposition considère qu’elles mettent gravement en cause le président de la République. Seul Jean-Luc Mélenchon s’est distingué. LREM reste muet.

«Cela ne peut que nous laisser pantois.» L’expression du sénateur LR François Grosdidier résume à elle seule un sentiment largement partagé par les responsables politiques qui ont réagi jeudi aux dernières révélations de Mediapart dans l’affaire Macron-Benalla. ….»

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Benalla mette nei guai Macron, di nuovo

Parigi. “Ci sono così tante rivelazioni in questa nuova inchiesta di Mediapart che non si sa nemmeno da dove cominciare”, ha scritto Raphaël Bloch, giornalista del quotidiano Les Echos. E effettivamente nell’inchiesta pubblicata dal giornale online di Edwy Plenel, frutto di diversi mesi di lavoro, c’è una decina di testimonianze indipendenti, documenti inediti e soprattutto le registrazioni di alcune conversazioni tra Alexandre Benalla, ex collaboratore del presidente Macron, e l’ex gendarme stipendiato dalla République en marche (Lrem) Vincent Crase, entrambi accusati di aver picchiato violentemente alcuni manifestanti il 1° maggio 2018.

Ecco “le registrazioni che cambiano tutto”, scrive Mediapart. Iniziata nel mese di agosto, l’inchiesta permette di affermare tre cose: Benalla e Crase si sono incontrati di persona lo scorso 26 luglio, in violazione manifesta del controllo giudiziario che vietava loro ogni tipo di contatto; contrariamente a quanto ha dichiarato sotto giuramento davanti alla commissione d’inchiesta del Senato, Benalla, quando lavorava ancora per conto dell’Eliseo, è stato coinvolto personalmente, anche nei montaggi finanziari, in un contratto per la fornitura di servizi di sicurezza con un oligarca russo vicino a Vladimir Putin, sospettato, tra le altre cose, di avere dei legami con la mafia locale; rivendicando il sostegno personale del capo dello stato sms alla mano, l’ex collaboratore di Macron ha mantenuto legami importanti con l’Eliseo per diversi mesi dopo essere stato messo sotto inchiesta per “violenze volontarie”.

Ma andiamo con ordine. Benalla e Crase, entrambi sotto inchiesta, non potrebbero incontrarsi in ragione del controllo giudiziario. Eppure soltanto quattro giorni dopo la loro “mise en examen”, ecco “Alexandre Benalla che corre da una parte all’altra di Parigi, esibisce fieramente le sue conversazioni con Emmanuel Macron e i suoi passaporti diplomatici, frequenta diversi ambienti, sia del mondo degli affari sia dell’universo politico; e attira l’attenzione discreta dei servizi segreti”, racconta Mediapart. L’incontro proibito è stato registrato, e Mediapart ha potuto identificare il nastro, nel quale si sente Benalla sghignazzare e vantarsi con toni da bullo della protezione del “patron”, e cioè del presidente della Repubblica. “E’ una cosa da pazzi, il ‘patron’, ieri sera, mi ha inviato un messaggio e mi ha detto: ‘Te li mangi in un sol boccone. Sei più forte di loro, è per questo motivo che ti avevo voluto accanto a me. Sono con Isma (Ismaël Emelien, consigliere speciale di Macron ndr), etc, aspettiamo Le Monde, etc.’”, racconta Benalla. Domanda di Crase: “Dunque il ‘patron’ ci sostiene?”. Risposta di Benalla: “Fa molto di più che sostenerci (…) E’ come impazzito (…) E ha detto così, mi ha detto: ‘Te li mangi in un sol boccone. Sei più forte di loro’. E’ incredibile”.

Contattato da Mediapart, l’Eliseo ha smentito l’esistenza di questo sms sbandierato dall’ex bodyguard.

Durante lo stesso incontro, Benalla si vanta con l’ex gendarme Crase di aver provocato la costituzione di due commissioni d’inchiesta parlamentare a soli 26 anni. “E’ una bella esperienza (…) A 26 anni, non ci sono molte persone che vivono…che provocano due commissioni d’inchiesta parlamentare, che bloccano il funzionamento del Parlamento”, dice Benalla. Crase, invece, appare meno scherzoso: “Ma ti fa ridere questa cosa?”. I due si mostrano in seguito un po’ più preoccupati in merito alle perquisizioni che verranno fatte nella sede di Lrem, al punto che Crase prende in considerazione l’idea di andare a “fare pulizia” negli uffici dove gli inquirenti avrebbero potuto trovare dettagli compromettenti. “Ci proverei anche ad andare questa notte, ma il problema è che ci sono i poliziotti davanti”, dice l’ex gendarme a Benalla. Crase, nella registrazione chiede nuovamente all’ex factotum della presidenza dell’Eliseo se ha il sostegno di Macron. Lui risponde serenamente di avere il sostegno “del presidente, di Madame (Brigitte Macron ndr) e di Ismaël (Emelien ndr), che mi consiglia sui media e compagnia varia”.

Sollecitato da Mediapart, il consigliere speciale dell’Eliseo ha preferito non esprimersi.

Infine, il giornale online di Edwy Plenel sostiene che Benalla “è personalmente implicato nel contratto” russo tra Iskander Makhmudov, oligarca che orbita nella galassia di Putin, e Mars, la società di Vincent Crase, per proteggere i beni immobiliari dell’uomo d’affari in Francia e della sua famiglia a Monaco. Benalla, davanti alla commissione d’inchiesta del Senato, aveva negato tutto.

A fine dicembre, Mediapart aveva già rivelato che Crase, quando era ancora dipendente di Lrem, aveva ricevuto un bonifico di 294 mila euro nel quadro di questo affaire russo su cui la giustizia francese potrebbe presto rivolgere le sue attenzioni.

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Les affaires russes d’un gendarme au cœur du dossier Benalla

«Un oligarque proche de Vladimir Poutine, suspecté par plusieurs magistrats européens d’être lié à la mafia russe, a rémunéré la société de l’un des principaux protagonistes de l’affaire Benalla, le gendarme Vincent Crase. Un paiement de près de 300 000 euros a eu lieu au mois de juin 2018, à une date où le commandant Crase était encore salarié de La République en marche, au titre de responsable adjoint « sûreté et sécurité » du mouvement.

Un oligarque proche de Vladimir Poutine, suspecté par plusieurs magistrats européens d’être lié à la mafia russe, a rémunéré la société de sécurité de l’un des principaux protagonistes de l’affaire Benalla, le gendarme Vincent Crase, selon une enquête de Mediapart.»

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France’s ‘Benalla Affair’ – the scandal Macron can’t shake

Emmanuel Macron has spent much of the past four months battling to contain the threat from France’s “yellow vest” revolt. But another lingering problem may cast a longer shadow over his presidency: the Benalla Affair.

Named for Alexandre Benalla, a 27-year-old former Elysee security chief and Macron bodyguard, it has its roots in May last year when Benalla was caught on video beating a May Day protester. Nine months on, the affair continues to produce a drip-feed of leaks, parliamentary hearings and police inquiries that have kept it nipping at the heels of the presidency.

This week, questions in the Senate explored links between Benalla and a private security contract with a Russian billionaire. Benalla’s measured answers prompted France’s justice minister to warn that if he was found to have lied under oath, he could face up to five years in prison.

While there is no suggestion of wrongdoing by Macron, parliament’s probing of who knew what when, and why it wasn’t dealt with sooner, led Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday to reiterate his commitment to transparency.

“Justice will do its work and if it is found that illegal acts were committed, sanctions will be handed down, I have no problem with that,” he told parliament. “My office will respond to all questions with complete transparency and with respect to the independence of the judiciary, I guarantee it.”

While Macron’s poll ratings were beginning to fall even before the Benalla case broke, the sense of the Elysee holding information back accelerated his slump, with his popularity falling to 21 percent. In a survey for BFM TV, 73 percent said the Benalla Affair had damaged Macron’s image.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Giustizia, Ong - Ngo, Unione Europea

Europarlamento. L’arte di sapersi conquistare i nemici.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-22.

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Il problema dovrebbe essere semplice, sempre che come tale lo si voglia vedere. Servirebbe anche un pochino di onestà intellettuale.

Una cosa è l’ingerenza della politica nella formulazione delle sentenze emesse dalle corti di giustizia ed una totalmente differente è il fatto che la politica nomini i giudici, come avviene, per esempio, negli Stati Uniti di America, in Francia ed in Germania, solo per fare alcuni esempi. Una cosa ancora differente è quando il potere giudiziario interferisce con quello politico.

Le sinistre europarlamentari fanno volutamente ed artatamente di tutt’erba un fascio, generando così confusione dalla quale rafforzare il proprio potere. Vogliono cercare di governare i paesi identitari sovranisti tramite il sistema giudiziario e la presenza sul loro territorio delle ngo. Non riuscendo ad avere una quota elettorale decente, usano questi sistemi.

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Polonia: l’Ue insiste nel pressing sullo stato di diritto

La Commissione europea ha compiuto il secondo passo in una procedura d’infrazione contro la Polonia, inviando un parere motivato sullo stato di diritto, e più in particolare, sul nuovo regime disciplinare per i giudici polacchi. Si legge in una nota dell’Esecutivo comunitario. Varsavia ha avuto due mesi per rispondere agli argomenti presentati dalla Commissione nella sua lettera di messa in mora. Ma a seguito di un’analisi approfondita della risposta delle autorità polacche, la Commissione ha concluso che “la risposta non allevia le preoccupazioni giuridiche”. Le autorità polacche ora hanno due mesi per adottare le misure necessarie per conformarsi al parere motivato inviato oggi. Se Varsavia non adotterà le misure appropriate, la Commissione può decidere di deferire il caso alla Corte di giustizia dell’Ue. 

Il 3 aprile 2019, Bruxelles aveva avviato questa procedura d’infrazione sostenendo che il nuovo regime disciplinare mina l’indipendenza giudiziaria dei giudici polacchi e non assicura le necessarie garanzie per proteggere i giudici dal controllo della politica. Tra le altre cose – si legge nella nota della Commissione Ue – “la legge polacca permette che i giudici ordinari siano sottoposti a indagini disciplinari, procedure e sanzioni sulla base del contenuto delle loro decisioni giudiziarie. Inoltre, le nuove regole non garantiscono l’indipendenza e l’imparzialità della Camera disciplinare della Corte suprema, composta solo da giudici selezionati dal Consiglio nazionale per la magistratura, che è a sua volta nominato dal Parlamento polacco”.

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Si noti come l’ordinamento polacco sia simile a quello germanico.

«Corte Costituzionale Tedesca.

La nomina dei 16 giudici compete per metà al Bundestag (il parlamento federale) e per metà al Bundesrat (la camera che rappresenta i Länder). Il Bundestag designa i giudici di propria competenza attraverso un comitato di 12 grandi elettori, di cui fanno parte parlamentari eletti dalla medesima camera con metodo proporzionale, che delibera con la maggioranza dei due terzi dei voti. ….

La durata della carica è fissata a 12 anni, ma termina comunque al raggiungimento dell’età di 68 anni,»

Sia in Germania sia in Polonia la Corte Suprema è nominata dai politici eletti: ma per l’europarlamento ciò che va bene in Germania è antidemocratico in Polonia.

Il nodo è ben differente, ed in parte è stato già enucleato. Dobbiamo però aggiunge un’altra componente di non poco valore.

I liberal socialisti odiano di violento odio razziale polacchi ed ungheresi, rei di non essersi sottoposti ai loro voleri, di essersi ribellati al loro piano egemone: questi liberal socialisti nulla hanno da invidiare al nazionalsocialismo di infausta memoria.

Di oggi un nuovo sfregio: la ricusazione di Mrs Beata Szydlo perché polacca.

Non ci si stupisca poi se votando nel Consiglio Europeo Polonia ed Ungheria, assieme a molti altri stati, boccino sistematicamente quanto proposto dall’europarlamento. Per esempio, il bilancio ….

EP employment committee elects Slovak chairwoman

The members of the European Parliament’s employment committee elected Slovak MEP Lucia Duris Nicholsonova as chairwoman on Thursday. Nicholsonova was put forward by the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group after their Beata Szydlo, former Polish PM, was twice rejected, leading to a spat where Szydlo’s PiS party initially refused to back Commission president candidate Ursula von der Leyen. Nicholsonova received 38 votes in favour and 14 against.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ideologia liberal, Senza categoria, Unione Europea

Salvini. Una dignitosa lettera a Mr Castaner.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-21.

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«L’Italia non è più il campo profughi di Bruxelles, Parigi, Berlino. E non è più disposta ad accogliere tutti gli immigrati in arrivo in Europa»

«Francia e Germania non possono decidere le politiche migratorie ignorando le richieste dei paesi più esposti come noi e Malta»

«Intendiamo farci rispettare …. L’ho spiegato a Helsinki e ora l’ho messo nero su bianco al mio omologo francese Castaner. L’Italia ha rialzato la testa»

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Il problema non risiede nei criteri di ripartizione dei migranti.

Il problema è che i flussi migratori illegali devono cessare, così come l’attività criminale delle ngo – ong – che praticano la tratta, dietro mandato dei governi di Parigi e di Berlino.

Ma sia Mr Castaner sia Herr Seehofer sono intrinsecamente dittatoriali e vorrebbero che tutti si inchinassero  ai loro voleri egemonici, volti a mantenersi tutti gli introiti illeciti che derivano dalla tratta dei migranti.

Parlano tanto di fascismo e nazionalsocialismo, ma loro sono il prototipo del comportamento nazionalsocialista: sono intrinsecamente nazionalsocialisti.

Non solo.

Reduci dalle brucianti sconfitte delle bocciature di Herr Weber prima, di Herr Timmermans dopo, hanno il dente avvelenato e schiumano rabbia impotente nei confronti di Mr Salvini e dell’Italia.

Occorrerebbe comprendere a fondo quanto e perché Castaner e Seehofer odino.

Nella loro smisurata superbia soffrono di deliri di onnipotenza, ma la loro volontà è arginata da quella degli altri: di qui l’odio. Odiano Italia e gli altri stati identitari sovranisti non tanto perché si oppongono, quanto perché li pongono drammaticamente di fronte alla realtà che la loro volontà non è onnipotente. Li odiano perché sono la testimonianza vivente dei limiti che essi hanno.

Questa è la base del loro razzismo viscerale, che ha una vena molto chiara di luciferino.

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Ansa. 2019-07-21. Salvini: ‘L’Italia non è il campo campo profughi Ue’

L’Italia “non è più il campo profughi di Bruxelles, Parigi, Berlino. E non è più disposta ad accogliere tutti gli immigrati in arrivo in Europa”. Lo dice il vicepremier e ministro dell’Interno Matteo Salvini annunciando di aver inviato una lettera al collega francese Christophe Castaner nella quale ribadisce che Francia e Germania “non possono decidere le politiche migratorie ignorando le richieste dei paesi più esposti come noi e Malta”.

La lettera arriva alla vigilia della riunione convocata dal governo di Parigi, aperta a tutti i 28 paesi dell’Ue e alla quale parteciperà anche il commissario uscente alle migrazioni Dimitri Avramopoulos, per tentare di trovare una soluzione alla questione degli sbarchi. Un incontro al quale Salvini ha fatto già sapere che non avrebbe partecipato, inviando dei tecnici del Viminale. “Intendiamo farci rispettare – aggiunge il ministro dell’Interno – L’ho spiegato a Helsinki e ora l’ho messo nero su bianco al mio omologo francese Castaner. L’Italia ha rialzato la testa”.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Italia. Sondaggi elettorali alla fine si sono alquanto stabilizzati.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-21.

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Nel leggere i risultati dei sondaggi elettorali si dovrebbe sempre tenere presente che essi soffrono di un errore stimabile attorno ai 2.5 punti percentuali. Il valore reale di una formazione quotata 30% si aggirerebbe di conseguenza tra un minimo di 27.5% ed un massimo di 32.5%.

Sotto questa chiave di lettura, i risultati dei sondaggi elettorali in Italia non evidenziano variazioni significative rispetto a quelli ottenuti nelle elezioni europee del 26 maggio.

A meno di eventi al momento imprevisti ed imprevedibili, la situazione sembrerebbe essersi consolidata.

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Ragionando esclusivamente in termini numerici, che possono anche differire profondamente dai giudizi politici, potrebbero prospettarsi solo due alternative di governo.

Il governo Lega M5S avrebbe il 36.0% + 17.5% = 53.5%.

Il governo di centrodestra avrebbe il 36.0% + 8.0% + 5.5% = 49.5%.