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Merkel. La Cdu potrebbe disgregarsi prima delle elezioni anticipate.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-20.

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Il 14 luglio 1410 Ulrich von Jungingen, Gran Maestro dell’Ordine, guidò per il suo penultimo giorno di vita i suoi Cavalieri Teutoni incontro a Re Ladislao II Jagellone, che lo aspettava a Grunwald. L’indomani si svolse la battaglia di Tannenberg, ove i polacchi annientarono i Cavallieri Teutoni dal primo all’ultimo, chiudendo in questa maniera un’epoca storica in quel teatro.

Il 14 luglio von Jungingen sembrava ai più potentissimo ed imbattibile. Solo qualche attento osservatore, ed i polacchi ci vedevano più che bene, aveva rilevato come le corazze dei teutoni fossero logorate dalle pregresse battaglie, le fanterie piuttosto trasandate ma, soprattutto, i comandanti non si parlassero tra di loro. Non era un esercito che si fosse mosse coordinato. Quattro comandanti ciascuno dei quali era fermamente convinto di essere l’unico capace costretto a convivere e combatter con degli incompetenti incapaci.

La storia non va tanto per il sottile: nessun comandante teutone sopravvisse ed il mondo si sbarazzò di un branco di litigiosi. Non dovette nemmeno fare la fatica di seppellirli: ci pensarono corvi ed avvoltoi.

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Dopo la débâcle del 24 settembre Frau Merkel ha iniziato i colloqui per la formazione del nuovo governo.

Per la prima volta nella storia della Bundesrepublik Deutschland il candidato cancelliere della Union è affiancato nei colloqui da un rappresentante della Cdu e da un rappresentante della Csu.

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«The tricky coalition talks to give Germany a new government must continue into the weekend after the four parties missed a key deadline. Angela Merkel’s future hangs in the balance»

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«We have tried to build bridges but so far we have unfortunately failed»

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«the leader of the pro-business FDP who could become Germany’s next finance minister if the coalition talks succeed. His party categorically opposes family reunification for refugees whose asylum status is pending»

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«Ms. Merkel’s CDU and the Bavarian CSU are in favor of capping the number of asylum seekers entering the country every year»

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«The Green party staunchly opposes these two proposals»

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«The environmentalist Greens reneged on several of their key proposals on climate policy to accommodate their conservative interlocutors. …. These painful U-turns make them less likely to bend over backwards on other topics.»

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«All four parties, like most Germans, are broadly in favor of further European integration. But the devil is in the detail»

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«the FDP taking a hawkish stance on euro-zone reforms …. oppose deeper fiscal integration of the sort proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron »

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«the Bavarian CSU, by giving in now in the coalition talks, could do badly in the Bavarian state election next year»

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«A collapse of the negotiation would have far-reaching consequences»

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«The most likely outcome would be snap elections to try and break the stalemate»

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«Many politicians — including the four parties involved in the talks — fear that a new election would spell disaster for the country»

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Le proiezioni elettorali per le elezioni del 2018 in Baviera non sono brillanti. Csu 38% (47.7%), Spd 17% (20.6%), AfD 11% (0), Fdp 9% (3.3%), Grüne 11% (8.6%). Se crollasse la Baviera la Union entrerebbe in triboli ancor peggiori degli attuali: la Cdu ha preso infatti il 26.8% dei voti alle scorse elezioni politiche.

Bene. Adesso sembrerebbe essere arrivati al capolinea.

Ma ci si renda alla fine conto come la crisi tedesca altro non sia che la crisi di questa Unione Europea.

Germania. Chaos. Saltano i colloqui per il nuovo governo.

Conclusioni.

Frau Merkel è finita: kaputt.


Handelsblatt. 2017-11-17. Merkel on Thin Ice as ‘Jamaica’ Eludes Germany

The tricky coalition talks to give Germany a new government must continue into the weekend after the four parties missed a key deadline. Angela Merkel’s future hangs in the balance.

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The good news is that Germany does have a caretaker government. It’s just not the one that Germans voted for nearly two months ago, because the four parties that are trying to form a new governing coalition just can’t seem to get on the same page. Today, after nearly a month of exploratory talks, the conservative CDU of Chancellor Angela Merkel, its Bavarian sister party CSU, the Green Party and the pro-business Free Democrats had to part ways without a deal after passing a deadline they had set themselves for November 16.

A 15-hour session was not enough to hash out a deal Thursday night. “Good morning, we’ll keep going today,” a weary-looking chancellor laconically told journalists in the wee hours of the day before her car whisked her away. The four parties are still at odds on fundamental issues ranging from climate policy to immigration.

But they agreed to a last-ditch attempt to salvage the talks. If necessary, the tense discussion might continue “throughout the weekend,” said CSU heavyweight Alexander Dobrindt, a senior figure in the outgoing cabinet.

«“It’s certainly going to be tough.”» Angela Merkel, German chancellor .

A collapse of the negotiation would have far-reaching consequences. The most likely outcome would be snap elections to try and break the stalemate. The problem is that polls suggest the outcome of a new election would be fairly similar to that of the vote on September 24, merely prolonging the impasse.

At stake is the political survival of Angela Merkel, who won a fourth term in September and just last week was named the world’s most powerful woman by Forbes for the seventh year running.

Many politicians — including the four parties involved in the talks — fear that a new election would spell disaster for the country, as the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, which this year became the first far-right party to enter the Bundestag in over 50 years, would have a chance to increase its 13-percent share of the vote. And with the Brexit clock ticking, the refugee crisis smoldering, the euro crisis bubbling under and populism rising throughout the continent, the last thing Europe needs now is a Germany abdicating from leadership because of domestic politics.

Shortly before talks resumed on Friday, Ms. Merkel told journalists amassed in front of the CDU headquarters in Berlin, “It’s certainly going to be tough, but it’s worth entering round two of the talks” in order to give Germany a government.

Immigration, one of the most controversial issues in Germany since the influx of refugees in 2015, is one of the stumbling blocks, as the parties’ stances are diametrically opposed. “We have tried to build bridges but so far we have unfortunately failed,” said Wolfgang Kubicki, the leader of the pro-business FDP who could become Germany’s next finance minister if the coalition talks succeed. His party categorically opposes family reunification for refugees whose asylum status is pending. And Ms. Merkel’s CDU and the Bavarian CSU are in favor of capping the number of asylum seekers entering the country every year. But The Green party staunchly opposes these two proposals.

And while world leaders gathered this week at the UN climate-change conference in Bonn to commit to phasing out coal in the next decade, the German negotiators went into the opposite direction. The environmentalist Greens reneged on several of their key proposals on climate policy to accommodate their conservative interlocutors. They gave up on their proposal for Germany to shutter its 20 most polluting coal-fired power plants and compromised on their proposed ban on new fossil-fuel-powered cars after 2030. These painful U-turns make them less likely to bend over backwards on other topics.

Meanwhile, with so much focus given to domestic issues, Europe is not high on the negotiators’ lists. All four parties, like most Germans, are broadly in favor of further European integration. But the devil is in the detail, with the FDP taking a hawkish stance on euro-zone reforms. The Free Democrats oppose deeper fiscal integration of the sort proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron, including a common budget for the 19-country bloc, fearing that such steps would transform the euro zone into a “transfer union.” FDP head Christian Lindner has called a euro-zone budget a “red line.”

Many commentators across the EU have noticed the lack of European vision transpiring from the talks. After German media published the 62-page negotiation blueprint on Thursday, Yannis Koutsomitis, a Greek European affairs analyst, posted two pages relating to euro-zone policy on his Twitter account and said they were evidence of renewed “German nationalism.”

But there is hope. Mr. Lindner hinted at compromise on the euro-zone bailout fund last week, saying that with just 11 percent of September’s vote, the FDP “cannot dictate the way for Germany and the whole of Europe.” He added that the bailout fund, dubbed European Stability Mechanism, could be “an instrument for more discipline” if it remains.

Despite these seemingly daunting differences, party heads showed themselves cautiously optimistic. “Let’s give each other a few more days to reach a robust and reasonable deal,” Mr. Kubicki told news magazine Der Spiegel. Other leaders said it would make little sense to let the talks collapse while an agreement was possibly just a few hours away.

But many Germans are growing sceptic that a “Jamaica” coalition can last a whole four-year term. Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, a Social Democrat, thinks that the Bavarian CSU, by giving in now in the coalition talks, could do badly in the Bavarian state election next year. Its likeliest response would be to turn hard-right, even at the cost of blowing up the coalition in the federal government. Ms. Merkel’s government would lose its majority. “Then in 2019 we’ll have very interesting new elections.”

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Germania. Chaos. Saltano i colloqui per il nuovo governo.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-20.

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Come dovevasi dimostrare.

«Salta il tavolo dei cosiddetti partiti “Giamaica” a Berlino, dove Cdu, Csu, liberali e verdi hanno condotto delle trattative preliminari nelle ultime due settimane, per arrivare alle consultazioni di un possibile governo a quattro»

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«Lo ha reso noto il leader dei liberali Christian Lindner, che ha annunciato di lasciare il tavolo»

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«i liberali non vogliono “piantare in asso” gli elettori»

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«Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out»

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«Mrs Merkel said she regretted the collapse of the talks, adding she would meet the German president later on Monday to formally tell him negotiations had failed»

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«It is better not to rule than to rule badly. Goodbye!»

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«Mrs Merkel’s conservatives, mindful of the electoral success of the AfD, are cautious and want to extend a moratorium on so-called family reunions»

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Se diamo atto alla Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel di essere persona caparbia e tenace al punto tale da travalicare ogni comune buon senso, prendiamo nel contempo atto che è la persona meno idonea che ci sia a cercare di formare una nuova coalizione di governo.

I quattro partiti interessati ai colloqui avevano, ed hanno tuttora, obiettivi divergente se non opposti in tutti gli argomenti di grande portata strategica per la Germania: sono posizioni inconciliabili.

Adesso si prospetta uno scenario di chaos.

Verosimilmente si dovrà tornare alle urne con elezioni anticipate, le quali verosimilmente genereranno risultati analoghi agli attuali.

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La costituzione, legge fondamentale, e la legge elettorale tedesca stanno dimostrando tutti i limiti che da tempo denunciamo: non consentono la formazione di un governo legalmente costituito in periodi di forti conflittualità politiche.

Il chaos è ciò che più temono i tedeschi, e giustamente. Dal chaos si generano solo dittature.

A nostro sommesso parere, Frau Merkel dovrebbe ritirarsi dalla scena politica: è kaputt lei ed ha messo kaputt la Germania.

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Oggi si può finalmente valutare in tutta la sua portata politica il significato di AfD.

Se è vero che ha solo 94 deputati in parlamento, se è vero che gli eletti degli altri partiti non vogliono parlare con questa componente politica, è altrettanto vero che ci sono e che hanno rotto i pregressi equilibri.

Non abbiamo elementi certi sui quali operare qualche previsione, ma una cosa sembrerebbe emergere chiarissima: il futuro assetto politico della Germania sarà quasi l’opposto del pregresso.

In ogni caso non ci si illuda: la crisi tedesca si riverbererà immediatamente in una crisi dell’Unione Europea, che a sua volta resterà ingovernabile.


Ansa. 2017-11-20. Germania: salta il tavolo ‘Giamaica’

BERLINO, 20 NOV – Salta il tavolo dei cosiddetti partiti “Giamaica” a Berlino, dove Cdu, Csu, liberali e verdi hanno condotto delle trattative preliminari nelle ultime due settimane, per arrivare alle consultazioni di un possibile governo a quattro. Lo ha reso noto il leader dei liberali Christian Lindner, che ha annunciato di lasciare il tavolo. “Manca la fiducia di base” fra i partiti, detto Lindner, affermando ai cronisti che i liberali non vogliono “piantare in asso” gli elettori, e che, in questa situazione, “è meglio non governare”.


Bbc. 2017-11-20. Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out

Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out.

FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was no “basis of trust” with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens.

What happens next is unclear, but Mrs Merkel is due to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has the power to call snap elections.

Her bloc won September’s poll, but many voters deserted the mainstream parties.

After winning its first parliamentary seats, the far-right nationalist AfD (Alternative for Germany) vowed to fight “an invasion of foreigners” into the country.

Mrs Merkel said she regretted the collapse of the talks, adding she would meet the German president later on Monday to formally tell him negotiations had failed.

“It is a day of deep reflection on how to go forward in Germany,” she said. “As chancellor, I will do everything to ensure that this country is well managed in the difficult weeks to come.”

Aside from early elections, Mrs Merkel could also form a minority government with the Greens, who are yet to comment.

German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called the development the worst crisis of Mrs Merkel’s 12 years in office.

‘Goodbye!’

“Today there was no progress but rather there were setbacks because targeted compromises were questioned,” Mr Lindner said.

“It is better not to rule than to rule badly. Goodbye!” he added.

The parties involved in the talks are reported to be deeply divided over tax, asylum and environmental policies.

The most bitter arguments have been over whether Syrian refugees should be allowed to bring family members to join them in Germany, the BBC’s Jenny Hill reports.

Mrs Merkel’s conservatives, mindful of the electoral success of the AfD, are cautious and want to extend a moratorium on so-called family reunions, our correspondent adds.

The second-largest party in parliament, the Social Democrats, have ruled out returning to a coalition government with Mrs Merkel.

 

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Macron. Le merci francesi devono circolare liberamente. Le altre col c@@@o.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-18.

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Anche se i francesi notoriamente sono tutt’altro che stupidi, la loro gioppinata la hanno fatta eleggendosi Mr Macron quale Presidente.

Persona amena e simpatica,

Macron. L’indice Ifop di popolarità è crollato di 10 punti.

Macron. Impomatato, incipriato, imbellettato e sodomizzato. – Le Maire

Macron. Affarucci in barba a sanzioni, ‘clima’ e diritti umani. Gli affari francesi sono sacri.

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Di Mr Macron si può dire di tutto tranne che non sia ultrapulito, imbellettato, inceronato ed il tutto al modico prezzo di nemmeno trentamila euro al mese. A spese del contribuente. D’altra parte essere femmine è bello, è anche di moda, ma soprattutto è costoso, molto costoso.

Ma se lo stato spende tutti questi denari in codesti beni di investimento da qualche parte deve ben pigliarli.

Li preleva al Contribuente con accise, imposte, tasse e balzelli vari: i Cittadini non hanno mai pagato a sufficienza.

Di recente Mr Macron ha aumentato il prezzo delle sigarette, portandolo a circa sette euro il pacchetto.

Poi si è reso conto che nel resto dell’Europa gli stati sono meno esosi, diciamo che si preoccupano meno della salute dei loro Cittadini: lì i pacchetti di sigarette vanno sui cinque euro, in media.

Perché mai se ne accorto?

Semplice.

Frotte di francesi si sono riversati sulle zone confinanti, comprano sigarette e se ne tornano in Francia: nell’Unione Europea le merci avrebbero dovuto circolare liberamente.

Immediatamente il provvido Governo Macron ha imposto la regola che non si possa entrare in Francia con più di quattro stecche a testa.

Rattamente i francesi si sono trasformati in pendolari del fumo: dieci o quindici viaggi al giorno. Un caffè in Italia, una sosta dal tabacchino, e quindi indietro.

È cosa del tutto legale, la legge francese non dice mica quattro stecche al giorno oppure alla settimana oppure ancora al mese.

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Per Mr Macron possono circolare liberamente le merci francesi, non quelle degli altri paesi.

Poi parlano tutti male del ‘protezionismo‘: che razza di ipocriti. Erano molto più onesti i Farisei.

Tu non sai quanto ci costi“, cantava il buon Macario.


La Stampa. 2017-11-14. Contrabbando di sigarette, la Francia “blinda” i confini dopo i rincari. Affare da 400 euro a viaggio

Consentito il trasporto di quattro stecche a persona. Il risparmio attuale è di 20 euro a stecca. Si temono speculazioni.

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La Francia «blinda» i confini dopo gli ultimi rincari delle sigarette che hanno portato il prezzo medio di un pacchetto a sette euro contro i cinque dell’acquisto in Italia. Sono infatti già centinaia i tabagisti transalpini che hanno preso d’assalto le rivendite di Ventimiglia e delle altre zone di confine, in Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta. La paura si chiama contrabbando, un commercio parallelo, «d’importazione». E i timori sono fondati visto che cinque persone su una sola auto sono in grado di importare in Francia un totale di 20 stecche con un «risparmio» di 400 euro rispetto all’acquisto in patria. Un business di fatto legale che potrebbe interessare anche il mondo della criminalità organizzata e della malavita comune.  

Per questo motivo le prefetture di confine hanno dato disposizioni alla polizia delle dogane si effettuare controlli serrati, nel caso di identificare persone che potrebbero trasformare le trasferte in Italia per l’acquisto di sigarette in un secondo lavoro.  

Ogni persone che entra in Francia, con le attuali normative, può trasportare un massimo di 4 stecche per un totale di ottocento sigarette o in alternativa un chilo di tabacco, 400 «sigarilli» o 200 sigari.  

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Germania. Siemens chiude gli stabilimenti di Görlitz e di Leipzig.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-17.

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Mentre i tedeschi si interrogano abbacinati su chi sarà il prossimo silurato perché trentasette ani fa aveva pensato di palpare le tette di una peripatetica, e Frau Merkel predica che il ‘clima‘ cambierà il mondo entro una ventina di secoli, le cose proseguono il loro decorso.

«Nach wochenlangen Spekulationen haben sich die Befürchtungen jetzt bestätigt: Siemens hat entschieden, seine Standorte in Leipzig und Görlitz zu schließen. Mehr als 1.000 Arbeitsplätze im Turbinengeschäft sollen wegfallen. Für das Generatorenwerk Erfurt werden verschiedene Optionen geprüft. Die IG Metall kündigte Widerstand gegen die Werksschließungen an.»

“Dopo settimane di speculazioni, i timori sono stati confermati: Siemens ha deciso di chiudere le sue sedi a Lipsia e Görlitz. Oltre 1.000 posti di lavoro nel settore delle turbine devono essere eliminati. Per l’impianto generatore di Erfurt sono allo studio diverse opzioni. L’unione IG Metall ha annunciato la resistenza alle chiusure degli impianti.”

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«Für das vergangene Geschäftsjahr meldete der Konzern “hervorragende Ergebnisse”. Mit fast 6,2 Milliarden Euro übertraf Siemens sogar noch die Rekordbilanz des Vorjahres. Damals erwirtschaftete das Unternehmen immerhin 5,6 Milliarden Euro. Eine weitere Gewinnsteigerung kündigte Konzernchef Kaeser für das neue Geschäftsjahr an.»

“Il Gruppo ha conseguito “ottimi risultati”nell’ esercizio precedente. Con quasi 6,2 miliardi di euro, Siemens ha superato persino il bilancio dell’anno precedente. A quel tempo, la società ha generato 5,6 miliardi di euro. Il Group CEO Kaeser ha annunciato un ulteriore aumento degli utili per il nuovo esercizio.”

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«Der Elektrokonzern Siemens plant die Schließung seiner Werke im sächsischen Görlitz und in Leipzig. Wie das Unternehmen am Donnerstag in München mitteilte, betrifft das im Turbinenwerk Görlitz etwa 720 Mitarbeiter und im Turbomaschinenwerk Leipzig 200 Vollzeitstellen.»

“L’impresa di elettrotecnica Siemens intende chiudere i suoi stabilimenti di Görlitz e Lipsia in Sassonia. Come annunciato giovedì a Monaco di Baviera, l’azienda ha circa 720 dipendenti nello stabilimento di turbine di Görlitz e 200 posti di lavoro a tempo pieno nello stabilimento di turbomacchina di Lipsia.”

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«Sachsens Ministerpräsident Stanislaw Tillich nannte die Werksschließungen “unverantwortlich”. Siemens lasse jegliche regionale Verantwortung eines großen deutschen Konzerns vermissen.»

«Stanislaw Tillich, primo ministro della Sassonia, ha definito “irresponsabili” le chiusure degli impianti. Siemens non ha alcuna responsabilità regionale di una grande società tedesca. »

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«Hintergrund der Kürzungspläne ist die gesunkene Nachfrage insbesondere bei großen Gasturbinen. Angesichts der Energiewende dürften die Aufträge auch in den kommenden Jahren weiter zurückgehen. Den Preisverfall und Überkapazitäten will Siemens durch Produktionskürzungen ausgleichen.»

“I piani di riduzione si inseriscono nel contesto del calo della domanda, in particolare per le grandi turbine a gas. In vista dell’ inversione di tendenza del consumo energetico, è probabile che gli ordinativi continuino a diminuire nei prossimi anni. Siemens intende compensare il calo dei prezzi e l’ eccesso di capacità riducendo la produzione.”

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«Ingesamt 6.900 Arbeitsplätze sollen wefallen, davon etwa die Hälfte in Deutschland. Am stärksten im Ausland sind die USA betroffen, wo 1.800 Jobs gestrichen werden.»

«In totale 6,900 posti di lavoro andranno persi, circa la metà dei quali in Germania. Gli Stati Uniti sono i paesi più colpiti all’estero, dove 1,800 posti di lavoro sono stati tagliati.»

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Molti gli aspetti rilevanti.

Merkel. Turbine Siemens per la Krimea. Altre due in arrivo.

Il primo è la perdita di know-how specifico: una volta perso non lo si ricostituisce più. Se in futuro i tedeschi volessero costruire una centrale alimentata a gas potrebbero comprare le turbine cinesi oppure quelle russe. Ma prima dovrebbero togliere l’embargo. Altrimenti, tutti al freddo ed al buio.

Il secondo è la perdita dei posti di lavoro: non solo quelli all’interna dell’azienda, ma soprattutto quelli dell’indotto, al momento stimabili a circa trentamila unità lavorative altamente specializzate.

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Bene, Merkel ha trasformato la Germania in una succursale araba, tutti sono altamente omofili ed in ossequio al femminismo le quote rosa sono imperanti, anche per i posti di neurochirurgo e di fisico delle particelle. Non parliamo poi dei consigli di amministrazione. Niente quote rosa per gli operatori ecologici e per i muratori.

Ma ogni cosa ha il suo prezzo.

Tutte le imprese produttive stanno scappando a gambe levate dalla Germania e chiudono gli impianti. Lunghe code davanti agli uffici di collocamento, gli organici dei quali saranno ovviamente potenziati.

Germania. Si litigano per il Bundesagentur für Arbeit.

Görlitz sarà trasformata in un deserto come Detroit.


Nota.

Ernst Werner von Siemens era un donnaiolo implacabile: non se ne faceva scappare una che fosse una. Vivesse adesso, sarebbe già stato condannato ai lavori forzati a vita ed i tedeschi avrebbero proseguito a fare i pastori di capre.


Mdr Aktuelle. 2017-11-17. Aus für Siemens-Werke in Görlitz und Leipzig

Nach wochenlangen Spekulationen haben sich die Befürchtungen jetzt bestätigt: Siemens hat entschieden, seine Standorte in Leipzig und Görlitz zu schließen. Mehr als 1.000 Arbeitsplätze im Turbinengeschäft sollen wegfallen. Für das Generatorenwerk Erfurt werden verschiedene Optionen geprüft. Die IG Metall kündigte Widerstand gegen die Werksschließungen an.

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Der Elektrokonzern Siemens plant die Schließung seiner Werke im sächsischen Görlitz und in Leipzig. Wie das Unternehmen am Donnerstag in München mitteilte, betrifft das im Turbinenwerk Görlitz etwa 720 Mitarbeiter und im Turbomaschinenwerk Leipzig 200 Vollzeitstellen. Die Gewerkschaft IG Metall hingegen nennt höhere Zahlen. Demnach sind zusammen mit Teilzeitbeschäftigten insgesamt 1.200 Beschäftigte an den beiden Standorten betroffen.

Siemens will dabei nach eigenen Angaben möglichst auf betriebsbedingte Kündigungen verzichten. Betroffenen Mitarbeitern sollen Qualifizierungen und Wechsel in andere Konzernbereiche angeboten werden. Einem Sprecher zufolge gibt es auch noch keine konkreten Termine für die Betriebsschließungen. Darüber müsse noch mit den Arbeitnehmervertretern geredet werden.

Sachsens Ministerpräsident Stanislaw Tillich nannte die Werksschließungen “unverantwortlich”. Siemens lasse jegliche regionale Verantwortung eines großen deutschen Konzerns vermissen. Auch Wirtschaftsminister Martin Dulig zeigte sich “wütend und empört”, wenn der Konzern trotz Rekordgewinnen eine Industrieregion aufs Spiel setze. Dulig rief Siemens auf, diese “Entscheidung gegen Sachsen” zu revidieren.

Werk in Erfurt soll verkauft werden

Für das Generatorenwerk Erfurt mit 500 Beschäftigten prüft Siemens nach eigenen Angaben verschiedene Optionen, unter anderen den Verkauf.

Arbeitnehmerverbände befürchten das massivste Sparprogramm des Konzerns seit Jahren. Elf der weltweit 23 Standorte droht demnach das Aus. Ingesamt 6.900 Arbeitsplätze sollen wefallen, davon etwa die Hälfte in Deutschland. Am stärksten im Ausland sind die USA betroffen, wo 1.800 Jobs gestrichen werden.

Hintergrund der Kürzungspläne ist die gesunkene Nachfrage insbesondere bei großen Gasturbinen. Angesichts der Energiewende dürften die Aufträge auch in den kommenden Jahren weiter zurückgehen. Den Preisverfall und Überkapazitäten will Siemens durch Produktionskürzungen ausgleichen. Bereits vergangene Woche hatte Konzernchef Joe Kaeser bei der Bilanz-Pressekonferenz “schmerzhafte Einschnitte” angekündigt.

Schließung trotz Milliardengewinnen – Gewerkschaft will kämpfen

Insgesamt steht Siemens jedoch wirtschaftlich gut da. Für das vergangene Geschäftsjahr meldete der Konzern “hervorragende Ergebnisse”. Mit fast 6,2 Milliarden Euro übertraf Siemens sogar noch die Rekordbilanz des Vorjahres. Damals erwirtschaftete das Unternehmen immerhin 5,6 Milliarden Euro. Eine weitere Gewinnsteigerung kündigte Konzernchef Kaeser für das neue Geschäftsjahr an.

Gegen die drohenden Kürzungen hatten zuletzt Beschäftigte an mehreren Standorten demonstriert. Die Gewerkschaft IG Metall kündigte an, betriebsbedingten Kündigungen und Standortschließungen auch mit “kreativen Wegen des Widerstands” zu begegnen. Das kündigte IG-Metall-Vorstand und Siemens-Aufsichtsrat Jürgen Kerner in der “Wirtschaftswoche” an. Mitarbeiter könnten etwa Mehrarbeit und Sonderschichten über einen längeren Zeitraum verweigern, sagte er.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Problemia Energetici, Unione Europea

Polonia. È iniziato il rifornimento di petrolio americano.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-17.

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La Polonia è il bruscolo nell’occhio della Unione Europea, meglio, di quella che fu la Germania condotta dalla Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel.

È una lunga storia di querelle.

Polonia. Una nazione da comprendere, da capire.

Polonia. Sta nascendo un nuovo polo finanziario europeo.

Trump visiterà la Polonia il sei luglio.

Mrs Ursula von der Leyen. Ora attacca bega con la Polonia.

Kaczyński. L’Innominato polacco.

Rivoluzione contro questa Europa. Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Kaczynski, la sfida dell’Est: “Rivoluzione contro l’Europa”

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La Germania reputa un attentato alla democrazia la riforma del sistema giudiziario polacco, riforma che peraltro è la fotocopia dell’ordinamento tedesco.

Frau Merkel non poteva digerire che la Polonia non avesse preso quasi nemmeno un migrante.

Ma soprattutto Frau Merkel ed i liberal europei odiano la Polonia perché è cattolica, e se ne vanta.

«Erano decine di migliaia i polacchi che sabato hanno formato catene umane lungo i confini del paese, pregando “Dio perché salvi la Polonia e il mondo”. Migliaia di persone strette l’una all’altra, coroncina del Rosario in mano, hanno segnato tutti i 3.511 chilometri del confine che separa Varsavia da Germania, Ucraina, Bielorussia, Lituania, Repubblica Ceca, Slovacchia e Mar Baltico. Perfino in mare, i marinai si sono fermati e hanno iniziato a recitare il Rosario. A presiedere la celebrazione eucaristica, trasmessa dalla locale Radio Maria, è stato l’arcivescovo di Cracovia, mons. Marek Jedraszewski, che ha invitato a pregare “per le altre nazioni europee, perché capiscano che è necessario tornare alle radici cristiane affinché l’Europa rimanga l’Europa”.»

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Poi venne alla fine il 24 settembre: Cdu ed Spd persero le elezioni e 153 deputati: una débâcle. I Rosari non sono acqua minerale.

Mr Macron è stato fulmineo nel cambiar gualdrappa:

«I believe in the sovereignty of states, and therefore, just as I don’t accept being lectured on how to govern my country, I don’t lecture others».

Poi Mr Tusk, il polacco rinnegato, si è dato un gran da fare:

Polonia. Persino Mr Tusk ha partecipato alla festa nazionale.

Merkel. Mission impossible. Polonia ed Ungheria la sberleffano.

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In questo contesto Mr Kaczyński continua la ristrutturazione dell’assetto energetico polacco.

A maggio era arrivato il primo annuncio:

Polonia. Da oggi riceve il gas naturale liquefatto degli Usa.

«Oltre il costo del gasdotto, investimento da svariati miliardi, si dovrebbe contabilizzare quello imputabile alle stazioni di compressione. Ogni cento kilometri circa, è necessario infatti collocare una stazione di compressione che è peraltro alimentata dallo stesso gas trasportato. Dal confine russo a quello tedesco il gasdotto Yamal ha ben undici stazioni di pompaggio, che consumano circa il venti per cento del gas immesso. È un venti per cento ricaricato sull’utente finale.»

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Di questi giorni la seconda notizia:

US oil debuts in Poland.

«A first-ever shipment of US oil, 600,000 barrels, or 80,000 tonnes worth, has arrived at a northern Polish seaport in Gdańsk»

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«In September, Lotos received nearly 700,000 barrels of oil from Canada»

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È difficile dar torto ad una nazione che voglia diventare energeticamente indipendente.


Radio Poland. 2017-11-12. US oil debuts in Poland

A first-ever shipment of US oil, 600,000 barrels, or 80,000 tonnes worth, has arrived at a northern Polish seaport in Gdańsk, for the country’s second-largest refiner, Lotos.

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According to the refiner, the delivery is part of a strategy for more diverse supplies.

In September, Lotos received nearly 700,000 barrels of oil from Canada.

“Diversification is one of Lotos’ priorities,” the refiner’s CEO Marcin Jastrzępski said in a statement.

“This is the first, but not last purchase of American oil for the Gdańsk refinery,” he added.

The refiner said that eighty percent of its oil is sourced from the East and that it had trialled supplies from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Latin America, and North and West Africa “as a result of strategic activities aimed at boosting Polish security in the energy sector”.

Pubblicato in: Banche Centrali, Unione Europea

Italia. A settembre debito pubblico a 2,283,667 milioni. +65,196 milioni.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-16.

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Banca di Italia ha rilasciato il Report: «Finanza Pubblica: Fabbisogno e Debito».

Come si constata a fine 2015 il debito delle Amministrazioni Pubbliche ammontava a 2,173,329 milioni di euro, a fine 2016 a 2,218,471 milioni di euro, ed a settembre 2017 valeva 2,283,667 milioni di euro.

Di conseguenza, il debito delle Amministrazioni Pubbliche dal primo dell’anno è aumentato di 65.196 milioni di euro.

Il debito a breve termine ammontava a 311,690 milioni di euro, il debito con vita residua entro un anno era 186,663 milioni di euro, mentre il debito in valuta estera era 3,140 milioni.

 

Pubblicato in: Religioni, Unione Europea

Kurz. Potrebbe diventare il ‘cancelliere dei cristiani’.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-14.

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«Is Austria rediscovering its Catholic roots?»

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«a large number of Christians not only voted for Kurz, but also for the more right-wing FPÖ, with which the Chancellor-to-be is currently in coalition talks»

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«The 31-year-old Catholic’s recent landslide victory has caused considerable consternation across Europe’s commentariat, even among some Catholic observers»

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«Kurz attended the “March for Jesus” in Vienna in 2016, instead of a much more popular gay pride march on the same day»

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«He holds a strongly pro-life position, one he clarified in an interview with the site Glaube.at shortly before the election – at a time when some savvy strategists might have suggested he remain silent.»

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«Christians should comport themselves with confidence»

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«As a politician one must, however, never lose sight of reality.»

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L’Herald pone un problema non da poco.

Cerchiamo di fare un po’ di chiarezza.

  1. Riscoprire le radici cristiane di una nazione europea non significa necessariamente essere cristiani, né tanto meno cattolici. Nel secolo scorso la scuola storica francese con M. Bloch, L. Febvre, J. Le Goff, G. Duby e molti altri hanno svolto un accurato lavoro sul medioevo europeo e hanno sfatato i miti che su di esso si erano stratificati. Nessuno di questi storici era cattolico dichiarato. Le radici cristiane dell’Europa sono semplicemente un dato di fatto.

  2. L’essere o meno cristiani non è caratteristica individuabile con un qualche certificato, né, tanto meno, una caratteristica costante. È un fatto spirituale: è cristiano chi riconosce che Cristo è il Figlio del Dio Vivente, vero Dio, vero uomo, nato, morto e risorto per la nostra salvezza. È cristiano chi si riconosce nel Credo Niceneo e, soprattutto, vive in Grazia di Dio. In caso contrario sarà un galantuomo, ma non sarà un cristiano.

Nei limiti della natura umana, è cristiano chi vive con coerenza la propria fede nella sua vita quotidiana: una fede senza opere sequenziali è come minimo molto dubbia. Il Vangelo ci dice chiaramente che i cristiani si riconoscono dalle loro opere, non dalle loro parole. Ma il Vangelo riconosce chiaramente quanto la natura umana sia prona al peccato. Giudicare? “Chi è senza peccato scagli la prima pietra“. Occorre distinguere nettamente tra il giudizio di condanna di un’opera cattiva, ed il giudizio morale invece dell’attore della medesima: questo ultimo è appannaggio del Cristo, non degli umani. Si condani il peccato, non il peccatore.

Difficile essere cristiani, molto difficile, non a caso il Vangelo li definisce “piccolo gregge“, sparuto manipolo.

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Ciò chiarito, sia pure in succinta sintesi, è conseguenza che non possa essere espresso giudizio sostanziale ma solo formale.

  1. Prendiamo atto come Herr Sebastian Kurz si sia comportato spesso da cristiano coerente con la fede che professa: di questi tempi serve vero coraggio fisico partecipare alla “March for Jesus”.

  2. Contemporaneamente constatiamo come alcune caratteristiche non possano de debbano essere né sottotaciute né sovra enfatizzate.

Il professare una religione non è sinonimo di saper governare. La storia è piena di governanti capaci, onesti e probi che professavano differenti religioni oppure le sottacevano. Un governante deve governare, deve amministrare. Per essere chiari, al governo era meglio un SS Bonifacio VIII piuttosto che SS Celestino V.

  1. Tuttavia il fatto di essere religioso cristiano dovrebbe aiutare nel governo di quel fatto temporale che è uno stato.

Intanto, un governante cattolico non si dovrebbe prestare a manipolazioni dell’etica e della morale quali quelle recentemente vissute. Inoltre, l’essere governati da fede, etica e morale dovrebbe aiutare nelle scelte scabrose, laddove il governante è obbligato dagli eventi a scegliere il male minore. E questa è purtroppo la norma.

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Dal nostro sommesso punto di vista, se valutiamo con piacere il fatto che Herr Kurz sia cattolico, non poniamo tuttavia eccessive attese su questa appartenenza: i tempi sono ancora tutti in tumulto, ed il futuro cancelliere dovrà operare scelte ardue. Infine, sia detto francamente, il cristianesimo vive l’immanente per giungere al trascendente: il Regno, quello eterno, è ultraterreno.

Queste considerazioni nulla tolgono al concreto potere elettorale dimostrato in Europa dalla componente cattoligca, ancorchè non espressa a chiare lettere. È un dato di fatto al quale ci si dovrà abituare ed con il quale alla fine si dovranno fare i conti. Per ricostruire la Russia sulle macerie del comunismo Mr Putin ha indicato chiaramente quanto sia essenziale la preservazione del retaggio religioso e storico: gli euorpei hanno un precedente da seguire.



Catholic Herald. 2017-11-09. Sebastian Kurz – Europe’s Christian Chancellor

Austria’s next Chancellor is the commentariat’s new bête noire. But plenty of Christians are pleased by the 31-year-old’s ascent

Is Austria rediscovering its Catholic roots? Or is the country moving further away from Christian values under its soon-to-be head of government, Sebastian Kurz?

The 31-year-old Catholic’s recent landslide victory has caused considerable consternation across Europe’s commentariat, even among some Catholic observers. The German satirical magazine Titanic raised eyebrows by proclaiming on its front page: “Time travel in Austria: It’s finally possible to kill baby Hitler!” This was accompanied by an image showing cross hairs aiming at the heart of the young Chancellor-to-be.

More serious-minded media expressed their alarm differently. The Munich-based broadsheet Süddeutsche Zeitung interpreted the victory of “the populist Kurz” as a warning to Germany. Vatican Radio’s German section published an article that described the election as a “swing to the Right that is difficult for Christians”.

As Stephan Baier, the veteran Vienna correspondent of the Catholic German newspaper Die Tagespost points out, however, voter turnout would suggest that many Christians are, in fact, pleased with Kurz’s ascent.

Eighty per cent of the electorate went to the polls on October 15 in a country that, as of 2016, was 60 per cent Catholic (a further 10 per cent were either Orthodox or Protestant Christians).

The results show that Kurz’s conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) won 31.5 per cent of the vote. In second and third place, almost neck and neck, came the Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the Freedom Party (FPÖ). This suggests that a large number of Christians not only voted for Kurz, but also for the more right-wing FPÖ, with which the Chancellor-to-be is currently in coalition talks.

The road to this moment has been a long and arduous one for Kurz, the only child of Catholic parents in Vienna’s working-class district of Meidling. He took on political responsibilities from an early age, ultimately abandoning his law studies at the University of Vienna to pursue his career in politics.

Kurz is hard-working and pragmatic, and even political enemies concede that he is the opposite of a political opportunist or classical careerist. “While he certainly has an instinct for power,” one source close to him told the Catholic Herald on condition of anonymity, “he is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. And this includes his own Christian values.” Kurz has surrounded himself with a close circle of dedicated team members, several of whom are practising Christians.

As to whether Kurz’s personal life is shaped by the faith, the record is somewhat less clear. He still lives in the district of Meidling, sharing a flat with his long-term girlfriend Susanne Thier.

But those who accuse Kurz of not having Christian values cite his handling of the migrant crisis as foreign minister, rather than his personal life. Kurz believes that there is no contradiction between his Catholic faith and his stringent approach to tackling mass migration, which was crucial to his election victory and his remarkable rise in popularity beforehand. As foreign minister, in the spring of 2016, he closed the “Balkan route” by which hundreds of thousands of migrants had illegally crossed into Austria.

In an interview with the Swiss website Jesus.ch last month, Kurz said he had sought the counsel of a priest when dealing with the migrant crisis. He had received “advice that I try and live by to this day. He told me: ‘As a human being, one must never lose our compassion with our neighbour.’”

Kurz added: “As a politician one must, however, never lose sight of reality. And what one should always preserve as a politician is the determination to make the necessary decisions, even if they are difficult.”

Despite his youth, Kurz has a track record of taking hard decisions and clear positions, avoiding the professional political discourse that stultifies public speech in German-speaking countries, as it does in the Anglosphere. His direct way of speaking is evident in all his television appearances. In one, for instance, he said: “What has shaped Europe, what has shaped Austria? We have a culture shaped by our Judaeo-Christian heritage and the Enlightenment – and this culture needs protecting, especially at a time of high and rising immigration.”

Kurz is infallibly polite and yet firm in his convictions. This approach, observers note, is not just restricted to the migration issue which helped him win the election, but also to less popular positions.

Kurz attended the “March for Jesus” in Vienna in 2016, instead of a much more popular gay pride march on the same day. He holds a strongly pro-life position, one he clarified in an interview with the site Glaube.at shortly before the election – at a time when some savvy strategists might have suggested he remain silent.

Though Kurz is a good listener – his large ears lend themselves to many a caricature – he expects committed responses from those he deals with once he has proposed a way forward. “Christians should comport themselves with confidence,” Kurz said last year in an interview with the Archdiocese of Vienna’s newspaper, Sonntag. No one doubts he will do just that as Chancellor of Austria.

Pubblicato in: Agricoltura, Economia e Produzione Industriale, Unione Europea

Qualcuno ha mastrussato i carpelli delle clementine.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-14.

Clementina ibridizzata«La clementina (Citrus × clementina) è un agrume, appartenente al gruppo degli ibridi fra mandarini e arance dolci. Per questo motivo è anche comunemente conosciuta col nome di mandarancio.

Le prime menzioni scritte dell’ibrido risalgono al 1902.

Secondo alcune fonti, l’origine della clementina sarebbe accidentale, e il primo frutto fu scoperto da Fra Clément Rodier (da cui avrebbe anche preso il nome) nel giardino del suo orfanotrofio a Misserghin, Algeria. Si fa strada inoltre l’ipotesi che l’ibrido sia molto più antico e provenga dalla Cina o dal Giappone; il religioso algerino l’avrebbe solo introdotto nel Mediterraneo.

Dopo le prime ibridazioni agli inizi del secolo XX, fu presto evidente che si trattava di una nuova specie di Citrus (Citrus reticulata Blanco), dato che le caratteristiche rimanevano inalterate nel tempo e la riproduzione sistematica dell’agrume non dava alcun problema. Dopo decenni di coltivazione sperimentale i frutti conservavano le qualità dei primi ibridi, ed erano sempre più richiesti dal consumatore. Dal 1940 la clementina è uno degli agrumi stabilmente presenti sul mercato italiano e, negli ultimi decenni, il frutto più venduto dopo le arance.» [Fonte]

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Quindi, la clementina è un frutto ogm, sia pure per ibridazione, ma anche gli stretti osservanti anti – ogm non se ne curano più di tanto.

Questo pregevole frutto ha però dei nemici, elenco che riprendiamo da Arance Trizzino.

Afide verde degli agrumi (Aphis citricola) attacca soprattutto arancio, mandarino e clementine, provocando accartocciamenti fogliari, deperimenti vegetativi, colatura dei fiori ed ostacolando lo sviluppo dei germogli. Particolarmente dannoso nei vivai su piante in allevamento, su piante reinnestate. Afide del cotone infesta soprattutto aranci, mandarini, clementine, provocando danni limitati. Afide bruno degli agrumi provoca docciatura e la deformazione delle foglie, senza accartocciamenti vistosi. È responsabile della diffusione di virosi.

Mosca mediterranea della frutta (Ceratitis capitata). Le specie più colpite sono l’arancio, il clementino, il mandarino. I danni sono legati alle punture di ovideposizione che sui frutti verdi provocano aree giallastre, rotondeggianti, sui quelli in fase di maturazione hanno margine verdastro e vanno soggetti a cascola. I danni si verificano sui frutti e sono provocati:

– Dalle punture di ovideposizione che determinano la comparsa di aree zonate e mollicce (Agrumi) soggette, successivamente, a marcescenza;

– Dall’attività delle larve che si sviluppano in modo gregario dentro ai frutti; esse si nutrono della polpa provocando anche il disfacimento molle della polpa stessa che successivamente viene attaccata anche da agenti di marciumi fungini, determinando la completa degenerazione del frutto.

– Ragnetto rosso tessitore (Tetranychus urticae). Si sviluppano, ammassati in colonie, soprattutto sui giovani germogli, sulla pagina inferiore delle foglie e lungo le nervature, e compiono più generazioni all’anno. Le loro punture provocano decolorazioni degli organi attaccati e anomalie nel loro regolare sviluppo. Gli attacchi degli acari sono favoriti da climi caldi e secchi.

Acari: Ragnetto rosso tessitore (Tetranychus urticae); Panonico o Ragnetto rosso degli agrumi (Panonychus citri) Acaro rugginoso (Aculops pelekassi) Acaro dell’argentatura (Polyphagotarsonemus latus): danneggiano le foglie e i frutti.
Gommosi batterica (fungo – Phytophtora spp.). Il sintomo caratteristico è la presenza sulla base del tronco di una macchia di umido sulla corteccia che poi tende a fessurarsi con fuoriuscita di essudati gommosi. Sulla parte aerea si nota deperimento generale con clorosi diffusa, caduta delle foglie, scarsa fioritura.

Virosi (citrus tristezza virus). Chiamata tristezza degli agrumi, la malattia si manifesta soprattutto su piante innestate su specie sensibili come l’arancio amaro. Le piante attaccate manifestano riduzione di sviluppo, perdita delle foglie e disseccamento dei rami.

Tripide (Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis). È un isetto di colore nero, con gli ultimi due segmenti addominali bruno-rossicci; è dotato di ali strette e frangiate. Le neanidi sono di colore giallognolo.

Il Tripide degli agrumi e delle serre è una specie polifaga che si adatta a climi caldi e di conseguenza molto diffusa nelle serre; vive prevalentemente nella pagina inferiore delle foglie.

Il danno si manifesta sulle foglie; tuttavia sugli Agrumi (limone) anche sui frutti, mentre su alcune piante da fiore (Gladiolo) colpisce anche i fiori.

Il danno è determinato dalle punture trofiche e dagli escrementi puntiformi e nerastri che imbrattano foglie e frutti; sulle foglie si manifesta con argentature del lembo, necrosi e successiva filloptosi.

Sui frutti degli Agrumi, soprattutto del limone, provoca una caratteristica rugginosità, in seguito alla suberificazione dei tessuti; la rugginosità assume colore biancastro, sui frutti maturi, mentre è di colore marroncino, sui frutti verdi.
La rugginosità può essere causata anche dall’attacco di Acari come Panonychus citri ed altri.

Mosca bianca (Aleurothrixus floccosus). L’ Aleirode (o Aleurodideo Mosca bianca fioccosa degli agrumi) fioccoso è diffuso nelle zone agrumicole dell’Italia Centro-meridionale, delle Isole ed in Liguria; è un insetto di recente introduzione nei nostri areali. I danni, simili a quelli di Dialeurodes citri, sono causati dagli adulti e dagli stadi giovanili; essi sottraggono linfa provocando il deperimento della pianta. Le neanidi formano colonie che possono incrostare completamente la pagina inferiore delle foglie; inoltre producono abbondante melata che, insieme alla produzione cerosa, invischia anche i frutti e su cui si instaurano abbondanti fumaggini. I frutti, soprattutto i mandarini, così colpiti appaiono ricoperti da una patina nerastra che li deprezza commercialmente.

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I parassiti possono anche rendere totalmente improduttiva una piantagione e sono ben pochi i rimedi per tenerli lontani o neutralizzarli. Quelli che sarebbero di maggiore buon senso e maggiormente potenti sono stati proibiti nella presunzione che avrebbero potuto essere nocivi. In realtà per mettere fuori mercato le colture nord africane.

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Sono stati tentati molti approcci per cercare di rende queste piante più resistenti: alla fine qualche buon risultato è stato ottenuto con ulteriori ibridizzazioni e con manipolazioni genetiche. Tutta roba chiaramente ogm, ma siccome l’aspetto esteriore non cambia in modo sostanziale, sono state messe in commercio senza far poi troppi complimenti.

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Per riconoscere le nuove clementine vi sono vari sistemi.

Il più semplice è sbucciarle e contare il numero degli spicchi: otto per le clementine tradizionali, numero variabile per gli ibridi. Non solo, ma le piante ibride hanno quasi sempre frutti con differenti numeri di spicchi. In pratica, trovare ancora delle clementine ad otto spicchi richiede rapporti più che buoni con il fruttivendolo.

Un metodo più raffinato e meno invasivo consiste nel togliere delicatamente il residuo del picciolo.

Immediatamente viene alla vista la corona circolare di macrosporofili ove si possono contare, tipicamente puntini biancastri, i carpelli. Un carpello per ogni spicchio. Il metodo richiede un minimo di allenamento: sono infatti possibili fenomeni apocarpici ed eusincarpici.

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Il prezzo degli ibridi dovrebbe essere consistentemente più basso di quello della pianta tradizionale, poiché questa ultima richiede un uso estensivo di trattamenti chimici, molto costosi. Ma non sempre è così dal banco della frutta.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Economia e Produzione Industriale, Energie Alternative, Unione Europea

Germania. Kontrordine, kompagni. Il carbone è bello, buono ed anche profumato.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-14.

Ciminiere Tedesche

Ma allora Mr Trump aveva ragione….

Le ciminiere tedesche non inquinano.


I liberal democratici ed i socialisti ideologi non hanno il senso dello humour. Non sanno né sorridere né ridere di sé stessi.

Inoltre, presumono che tutti gli altri siano scemi e che siano anche smemorati.

Correva il giorno del Signore, il 29 giugno 2017: questo era il titolo di un giornale internazionale.

Merkel to put climate change at centre of G20 talks after Trump’s Paris pullout

«German chancellor says Trump administration’s decision to quit Paris climate agreement means EU must show leadership on issue. ….

Tackling climate change will be one of the central tasks of the upcoming Hamburg G20 summit of the world’s largest economies, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said on Thursday, following the US withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. ….

Merkel …. said the climate change scepticism of the Trump administration made it all the more important for the European Union to show leadership ….

Since the decision of the US to quit the Paris climate agreement, we are more determined than ever to make it successful,” she said. “We must tackle this existential challenge, and we cannot wait until every last person on earth has been convinced of the scientific proof.” ….

windfarms in the northernmost states are producing so much energy that in some cases the state has to pay renewable energy companies to switch off their turbines to stop congesting the power grid»

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Giorni or sono la confindustri tedesca aveva preso severe posizioni.

«Germany Needs Gas, Not Hot Air»

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«Germany should ditch its national CO2 emissions targets, end its plans to expand solar and wind power and embrace natural gas instead.»

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«There has probably never been a project in Germany before in which the gap between aspirations, goals and reality has been as wide as it is with the transition to green energy. When it comes to the “Energiewende,” it is no longer facts that count, but ideology and the pushing of scenarios that have little or nothing to do with reality.»

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«The reality is that Germany still lacks the grids for transporting electricity from the renewables-dense north to the south, and that in 2016 electricity consumers had to pay around €1 billion to fire up old oil-powered plants in the south when wind power dropped in the north»

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Queste semplicissime considerazioni si sono riverberate sulle trattative per la formazione di un qualche governo in Germania.

Franza o Spagna purchè se magna

«Germany’s Green party has agreed to compromise on key environmental issues in talks between parties hoping to form a coalition government by the end of the year»

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«The party’s decision to back down on its insistence over a ban on combustion engines and the closing down of coal-fired power plants was welcomed by the other negotiating parties»

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«the Greens said they were ready to admit that their goal of a ban on combustion engines by 2030 was unrealistic»

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«The FDP is strictly against a quick pull-out from coal-fired power»

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«The CSU in particular has indicated its readiness to move to the right in order to claw back the millions of voters both parties lost to the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).»

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Bene.

Adesso che pur di fare un qualsiasi governo ed accomodarsi a tavola con tovagliolo al collo, coltello nella destra e forchetta nella sinistra, Frau Merkel ed i Grüne ammettono che tutte le loro ubbie erano “unrealistic“.

E l’Europa ha speso in venti anni quasi 4,500 miliardi in un progetto utopico, che è servito solo a foraggiare liberal e socialisti ideologici.

Se si fosse persone serie si dovrebbero confiscare tutti i beni personali e di partito dei socialdemocratici, dei cristiano democratici e dei Grüne.

Parlano tanto di morale questa gente, ma rendere la refurtiva è anch’esso un obbligo morale, esattamente come le dimissioni.


The Guardian. 2017-11-12. German Greens drop car and coal policies in coalition talks with Merkel

Decision to drop key issues welcomed by other negotiating parties but criticised by some supporters.

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Germany’s Green party has agreed to compromise on key environmental issues in talks between parties hoping to form a coalition government by the end of the year.

The party’s decision to back down on its insistence over a ban on combustion engines and the closing down of coal-fired power plants was welcomed by the other negotiating parties as paving the way for official negotiations to begin.

But the news was met with disgruntlement by some Green supporters, who fear the party’s leaders are in danger of watering down some of their core environmental policies in return for entering government.

Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance, the pro-business liberal Free Democratic party (FDP) and the Greens are jostling for their positions in what has been dubbed the Jamaica coalition, due to the match between the parties’ colours and the yellow, green and black Jamaican flag.

After the latest round of exploratory talks between the parties, the Greens said they were ready to admit that their goal of a ban on combustion engines by 2030 was unrealistic.

“It is clear to me that we will not be able to enforce a ban on internal combustion engines by 2030,” the Greens’ co-leader Cem Özdemir told Stuttgarter Zeitung.

The Greens are also prepared to modify their demand that the 20 most polluting coal-fired power plants in Germany should be shut by 2020.

The FDP is strictly against a quick pull-out from coal-fired power. The party’s leader, Christian Lindner, said he would prefer to see more development aid pumped into climate protection instead, suggesting that Germany might suffer energy supply shortfalls if power stations were shut down. The Greens insist Germany produces far more electricity than it needs so shortages are not to be feared.

The Greens’ parliamentary leader, Anton Hofreiter, has signalled that in return he expected the other parties to make compromises over the Greens’ proposal to make it easier for families of refugees in Germany to be able to join them.

Both Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party the CSU are meanwhile keen to assert their leadership having suffered historic losses in September’s election. The CSU in particular has indicated its readiness to move to the right in order to claw back the millions of voters both parties lost to the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).

The presence of the AfD in the Bundestag has given the negotiators an extra impetus with the participants publicly acknowledging the need to pull together to create a strong and stable government.

Germany has never before had a coalition between the conservatives, liberals and Greens on the national level, where the parties’ vast differences have been seen as too great.

Merkel has said she expects the exploratory talks to be completed soon, so that official negotiations can begin on 16 November. A coalition is not expected to be finalised before Christmas.

She has warned against the suggestion made by Lindner of new elections as an alternative should the talks fail. “It is not clever to be constantly talking in public about new elections,” she said, noting that the parties had a national responsibility to form a stable government.

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Polonia. Scacciare le ong (ngo) di Mr Soros.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-11-13.

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Dopo Russia, Cina, India ed Ungheria, a forte richiesta della società civile anche la Polonia si appresta a rinunciare all’onore di ospitare le ong di Mr  Soros, che tanto si danno da fare a finanziare perl rovesciare i legittimi governi che le hanno accolte, ed a trasformare i cittadini in atei attivi, nonché, ovviamente, in sessualmente pervertiti.

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«Poland’s Law and Justice government wants to clean up the country’s civic sector, but NGOs fear a crackdown is coming»

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«Prime minister Beata Szydlo has announced the opening of a “national centre for the development of civic society,” which will set priorities and oversee the financing of charities by public means»

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«The government has already prepared a bill, which has not yet been published on the parliament’s website. Authorities said they would consult the text with NGOs»

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«Szydlo told reporters last week that a reform was needed because “billions of zlotys… go to foundations which are subordinate to the politics of previous ruling regimes»

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«Ordo Iuris is a religious fundamentalist think tank which recently tried to push through a blanket ban on safe and legal abortions»

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«NGOs are also under pressure as Poland’s public broadcasters …. have been staging a defamation campaign to portray them as acting against Polish interests»

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«accusing the groups of wanting to flood Europe with Muslim refugees and transform “Christian” nations into multicultural stews of left-wing globalism»

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«Soros has publicly stated he does not believe in God»

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«Many who worked for him said they think he believes he is a god with the right to reshape the world in his image»

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«The Polish government wants to stop the distribution of Norwegian money flowing into Poland coming from Soros’ funded Batory Foundation, which manages over 800 million euros with a target of overthrowing the Polish government by 2020»

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«Since 2014, the Batory Foundation has distributed some 130 million zlotys (around 31.7 million euros) to various associations and organizations within Poland to change the government.»

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«this includes organizations for the promotion of “parliamentary democracy”,  but only if it agrees with Soros’ agenda»

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«Soros is trying to defeat Catholic values in Poland which are supported by the population and government»

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«The situation escalated as the EU reelected Poland’s Donald Tusk against Poland’s.»

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Ungheria. Orban porta in tribunale le ong di Mr Soros.

Cina. Una nuova legge sulle Ong (Ngo).

Ong. Tempi durissimi. India avvia inchiesta sulla Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Soros George. Uno stato negli stati. Ecco i suoi principali voivodati.

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Un’unica considerazione.

«he believes he is a god

with the right to reshape the world in his image»

È semplicemente una immane mania di grandezza.


EuObserver. 2016-12-02. Polish government in bid to defund NGOs

Poland’s Law and Justice government wants to clean up the country’s civic sector, but NGOs fear a crackdown is coming.

Prime minister Beata Szydlo has announced the opening of a “national centre for the development of civic society,” which will set priorities and oversee the financing of charities by public means.

The government has already prepared a bill, which has not yet been published on the parliament’s website. Authorities said they would consult the text with NGOs, who say they are still waiting for the opportunity.

According to a leaked draft, however, the centre will administer all public funding going to civil society. It will open its doors early next year, with Szydlo to appoint the director.

Szydlo told reporters last week that a reform was needed because “billions of zlotys… go to foundations which are subordinate to the politics of previous ruling regimes.” She didn’t specify to whom she was referring.

Ewa Kulik-Bielinska, a leading human rights campaigner, told EUobserver that the reform was likely a pretext to transfer public money to pro-government groups.

“Law and Justice lost power in 2007 because they hadn’t realised the value of media and NGOs. In the decade since, they have been building up an alternative civil society, which helped them to power,” said Kulik-Bielinska, who directs the Warsaw-based Stefan Batory Foundation, named after a 16th-century king of Poland.

She said the government was subverting civic society through sponsoring their own organisations and presenting them as representative of society at large.

“One could say that organisations such as Solidarni 2010 or Ordo Iuris are civil society, because they engage many people in their actions. But they aren’t civic in terms of values,” Kulik-Bielinska said.

Solidarni 2010 promotes conspiracies around the 2010 aeroplane crash that killed then-president Lech Kaczynski and a hundred other well-known figures. The association has a side project for monitoring elections, but only contests the ones that PiS loses.

Ordo Iuris is a religious fundamentalist think tank which recently tried to push through a blanket ban on safe and legal abortions. Its chairman, Aleksander Stepkowski, was deputy foreign minister in the PiS government until August.

“Democracy consists of being open to others; allowing for differing opinions,” Kulik-Bielinska added.

NGO funding

She said the government will likely put pressure on their counterparts in Norway, one of the largest donors to civic life in Poland.

Oslo and Warsaw are currently negotiating an €809 million scheme for initiatives aiming to reduce social and economic disparities in Poland.

Batory has played a key role in previous rounds of the cooperation, administering a €37 million fund allotted to Poland for 2009-2014.

Kulik-Bielinska fears the government will try to use the opportunity to try and hijack the Norway grants for their own agenda.

“The Norway grants are a problem, because a lot of money is at stake, and it’s going to ‘wrong’ priorities,” she said.

Some of the money goes to watchdog activities and projects against discrimination and hate crime, which has been deemed special priorities for Poland.

“These funds are crucial. Almost nobody else is funding such initiatives in Poland,” Kulik-Bielinska said.

Norway’s mission to the EU told EUobserver the next operator “will be selected by an open tender process”.

It said the administering body will have to be “independent of government, have regranting experience and knowledge of the sector.”

Norway funds

But in the end, Norway will have to seek approval for its choice of administrating body with the Polish government, which will likely want the role to be filled by its national centre.

“The Norwegians have stood up to government pressure in the past,” Kulik-Bielinska said, and cited the case of Hungary’s Viktor Orban when he tried to subvert Norway funds in 2014.

“But Hungary was an exception at the time; now it’s part of a global trend. Will Oslo run the risk of worsening relations with Law and Justice?” she said.

Maybe the current developments could inspire the EU to find new ways of supporting NGOs in member states, she said. Many organisations currently find it too cumbersome to apply for EU funding.

“But the EU should act, or it risks that the few NGOs we have in Poland will disappear, and there will be nobody to oppose the government,” Kulik-Bielinska said.

NGOs are also under pressure as Poland’s public broadcasters – recently reformed into “national media” – have been staging a defamation campaign to portray them as acting against Polish interests.

Batory has itself come under attack for its links to American financier and philanthropist George Soros, who established the foundation together with a group of Polish opposition leaders in the 1980s.

Kulik-Bielinska, who in the 1980s spent time in jail over her activities in the underground Solidarity movement, said the efforts to discredit NGOs smell a lot like communist propaganda.

“That regime also tried to label us as the lackeys of Western powers,” the rights campaigner said.


The New York Times. 2017-03-01. After Trump Win, Anti-Soros Forces Are Emboldened in Eastern Europe

BUDAPEST — Emboldened by encouraging signals from the Trump administration, populist leaders across Central and Eastern Europe are mounting simultaneous crackdowns on nongovernmental organizations, once protected by Washington, that promote open government, aid refugees and often serve as checks on authoritarian governments.

In Hungary, where the movement has reached a fever pitch, supporters of Prime Minister Viktor Orban are vilifying “foreign-funded” N.G.O.s — especially those succored by George Soros, the liberal American billionaire — and accusing the groups of wanting to flood Europe with Muslim refugees and transform “Christian” nations into multicultural stews of left-wing globalism. Earlier this week, Zoltan Kovacs, Mr. Orban’s chief international spokesman, described the organizations as “foreign agents financed by foreign money.”

Macedonia’s former autocratic prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, has called for a “de-Sorosization” of society, labeling opponents “Soros-oids” and inspiring a “Stop Operation Soros” movement in January. Poland’s governing party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, says Soros-funded groups want “societies without identity,” and backs fresh efforts to regulate them. In Romania, where hundreds of thousands of anticorruption protesters took to the streets in recent weeks, the leader of the governing party charged that Mr. Soros “financed evil” and has vowed to defeat him. Similar efforts have begun or accelerated in Serbia, Slovakia and Bulgaria since Mr. Trump’s victory.

“These organizations must be pushed back with all available tools,” Szilard Nemeth, vice chairman of Hungary’s governing Fidesz party, told journalists. “I think they must be swept out, and now I believe the international conditions are right for this with the election of a new president.”

For more than a half-century, as Europe first struggled from the ashes of World War II and then shrugged off its Soviet shackles, American-backed nongovernmental organizations have been active across Europe, often called upon to explain the West’s style of democratic capitalism to people who have known neither. Their presence often annoyed the Continent’s more authoritarian-minded leaders, who regard many of the groups to be irritants at best, and threats at worst.

Traditionally, United States administrations of both parties have promoted the spread of democracy and stubbornly defended these advocacy groups. But Mr. Trump has said he will not press America’s political system on other countries and has embraced some of Europe’s far-right leaders. He also has criticized the European Union and made disparaging remarks about some democratic principles — including his frequent criticism of the news media.

For populist leaders like Mr. Orban, who has steadily steered Hungary toward so-called illiberal democracy, this new tone from the White House is regarded as a major opportunity.

“They see it as a historical moment,” said Jozsef Peter Martin, executive director of Transparency International’s Hungary branch. “The geopolitical situation has changed.”

For years, populist and authoritarian governments have been targeting “foreign-funded” organizations in many parts of the world, from China to India, and especially in Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia. Similar talk was common in Central and Eastern Europe, but now governments in Hungary and elsewhere are pushing beyond political speeches to propose legislation.

“Orban has talked about the Trump era being a new international opportunity for Hungary,” said Marta Pardavi, co-founder of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, which gets about 30 percent of its funding from Soros-backed foundations. “He said it was a gift to us.”

Gergely Gulyas, a vice president of Hungary’s governing party, agreed that Mr. Trump’s victory had created a geopolitical climate more attractive to Hungary’s current leaders, but he cautioned against seeing that as the decisive reason for the crackdown.

“I think we would have done this even if Hillary Clinton had won,” he said.

He and other supporters of the Hungarian government say the outcry by civil society is a vast overreaction to what is simply a common-sense attempt to force the organizations to be more “transparent” — effectively turning the language of the advocacy groups against them.

In Hungary, governing party officials first began criticizing foreign-funded N.G.O.s in 2013. The following year, state investigators targeted organizations that received money from the Norway Grants, which the Scandinavian nation uses to promote social and economic equality in the formerly communist East. Agents raided the Budapest offices of three organizations and demanded documentation from dozens of others. But the investigators’ final report, released last fall, found no serious infringements of Hungarian law, and no charges were leveled.

But shortly after Mr. Trump’s election, Fidesz leaders immediately renewed their attacks on “foreign-funded” N.G.O.s, as the new villains were groups sponsored by Mr. Soros, while also proposing new legislative restrictions. Fidesz officials have not unveiled their proposals but say they intend to create a registry of such organizations and force them to disclose their financial details. Some officials have proposed forcing local N.G.O. leaders to disclose their personal finances.

“It is only about transparency,” Mr. Gulyas said. “This is a debate that is taking place around the world. An important debate about the future of democracy.”

But advocacy groups say it is more about harassment and intimidation. Stefania Kapronczay, executive director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, which gets over half its funding from Soros-backed organizations, said Hungarian officials were “testing the waters” to see “what they can get away with.” New restrictions would have a “chilling effect,” she said.

“Some small N.G.O.s just quit,” she said. “The willingness of people to cooperate with us decreases.”

Born in Budapest in 1930, Mr. Soros and his Jewish family survived the Nazi occupation with false identity papers. He eventually became a Wall Street financier and ultimately made billions through his own hedge fund, Soros Fund Management. He established the Open Society Foundations as an umbrella group for his philanthropy and has given more than $12 billion to date. His philanthropic work promotes democracy, government accountability and freedom of expression — and, he has said, is driven by his memories of life under the Nazis.

“You couldn’t come up with a better enemy figure today,” said Jan Orlovsky, director of the Slovak branch of the Open Society Foundations. “George Soros brings up all of the stereotypes we have lived with all our lives — about Jews, bankers and, in Slovakia, also about Hungarians.”

Chris Stone, the president of the Open Society Foundations, described the governmental crackdowns as “a campaign by government leaders who are impatient with the institutions of democracy.”

Macedonia, struggling to form a new government in the debris of a two-year political crisis, has taken perhaps the most forceful anti-Soros stance. The Stop Operation Soros campaign pushes the idea that international pressure — from N.G.O.s and Western governments — forced the recent fall of the right-wing government of Mr. Gruevski, who hopes to return to power.

“We believe that, in these murky times, it is really important to take away the mask of the so-called civic organizations and to clearly reveal their political goals and actions, as well as their financing,” said Nenad Mirchevski, a founder of the movement.

In Poland, against a flare-up of anti-Soros statements, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said her government intended to create a new body to coordinate state funding for all nongovernmental organizations. In Slovakia, a far-right-wing party proposed forcing “foreign-funded” N.G.O.s to register with the government. That effort did not succeed, but that did little to slow the tide of anti-Soros speech.

“Demonic forces of evil, represented by Soros, the Clintons, the Bush family and others, have not come to terms with losing the election, so they keep attacking Trump and want to get rid of him,” said a recent article in Hlavne Spravy, a right-wing Slovak daily.

From the moment Romania’s nominally socialist party was returned to power in December, its populist leader, Liviu Dragnea, has pressed for more control over N.G.O.s. “I have something against Mr. Soros,” Mr. Dragnea said in a late January interview. In Bulgaria, both Mr. Soros and organizations that defend human rights have come under attack. A local newspaper, shortly after Mr. Trump’s victory, described Mr. Soros as a “liberal terrorist.” In Serbia, local right-wing and pro-Russian publications have linked Mr. Soros to the Rothschilds, highlighted his Jewishness and described his efforts as an “anti-Trump radical movement.”

“And we are only at the start of the story,” said Laszlo Majtenyi, director of the Eotvos Karoly Institute in Budapest, a Soros-founded organization, and a left-wing coalition candidate for president in April. Once the government has stigmatized the groups as “foreign-funded,” he said, future crackdowns will be easier.

And there is always the chance that authoritarian governments will feel emboldened enough to simply toss out the offending organizations.

“This is where European democratic values will be defended,” said Goran Buldioski, director of the Open Society Initiative for Europe. “In Hungary and Poland, not in Western Europe. Democracy is more than just the ballot box, and it is more than something that happens every four years.”


Bloomberg. 2017-04-27. Soros-Backed NGO Braces for Polish Crackdown Over Norway Aid

– Warsaw-based Batory Foundation fears it will lose financing

– Hungary already seeking to shut Soros-founded university

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A Polish non-profit group financed by George Soros is bracing for government efforts to curb its work, the latest attack on the billionaire’s civil-society activities in eastern Europe.

The Warsaw-based Batory Foundation, responsible for distributing some of the 809.3 million euros ($882 million) Norway plans to give Poland by 2021 to reduce economic and social disparities, is afraid it will be starved of funding. Poland wants the chunk that’s earmarked for building civic society to be managed by a state-run entity, Deputy Prime Minster Piotr Glinski said last month. Norway requires the cash to be handed out by an independent body.

The move would mark a new assault on Soros in the region after the government in his birthplace of Hungary sought to shut down a university he finances in Budapest. Poland’s ruling party has clashed with the European Union over rule of law, with leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski repeatedly praising Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban for pursuing his country’s interests inside the EU. Orban, whose nation has also gone after Norwegian grants, himself advocates “illiberal” democracy.

“Like in Hungary, there’s a plan to cut off public funding to organizations that the government doesn’t feel comfortable with and force them to curb or shut activity,” Batory Foundation Director Ewa Kulik-Bielinska told Bloomberg News this week by phone. “Like in other areas, the government is trying to divide society so non-governmental organizations that protect human rights are portrayed as enemies.”

No. 1 Beneficiary

Batory has been in charge of allocating the Norwegian funds since 2014, doling out more than 130 million zloty ($34 million) to 667 groups. They range from non-government organizations promoting democracy, gender equality and LGBT rights to church-linked charities. Since taking power in 2015, the Law & Justice party has sought to re-instill traditional Catholic values, some of which are at odds with policies of progressive groups.

In the run up to negotiations with Norway, Batory and several other NGO’s came under attack from the government-run public media for promoting “controversial projects,” a claim rejected by Kulik-Bielinska. In 2014, Hungary also clashed with Norway over how the oil-rich nation’s grants are distributed.

“Dozens of projects run by watchdog groups check on hospitals and courts, and their funding must be independent from the government to avoid the temptation of being politicized,” she said.

Poland is the biggest European recipient of Norwegian aid. The Nordic nation’s EU affairs minister, Frank Bakke Jensen, said time is needed reach an agreement that’s good for both parties. “The regulatory requirements are that fund operators in the recipient countries should have a good knowledge of the civil sector in the country, be independent of the authorities and have experience with fund distribution,” he told Bloomberg.

“Negotiations are ongoing at the civil-servant level, and we’re working to find solutions that are acceptable to both parties,” Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Ane Lunde said.

It’s too early to discuss which institution will manage the cash, according to Polish Deputy Development Minister Pawel Chorazy. “Poland wants access to the civic-society funds to be broad-based, so potential beneficiaries from all areas of the country can participate,” he said by email.


ZeroHedge. 2017-03-03. Martin Armstrong Asks “Is Soros At it Again…Trying To Overthrow The Polish Government?”

The Polish government wants to stop the distribution of Norwegian money flowing into Poland coming from Soros’ funded Batory Foundation, which manages over 800 million euros with a target of overthrowing the Polish government by 2020. Since 2014, the Batory Foundation has distributed some 130 million zlotys (around 31.7 million euros) to various associations and organizations within Poland to change the government. According to Bloomberg, this includes organizations for the promotion of “parliamentary democracy”,  but only if it agrees with Soros’ agenda.

Effectively, Soros is trying to defeat Catholic values in Poland which are supported by the population and government.

Norway is refusing to stop Soros’ agenda being implemented against Poland from inside Norway. Meanwhile, Poland and the head of the EU have been is a battle rejecting the EU policies on refugees and Brussel’s totalitarian position where he has even told Poland to accept the refugees or get out of the EU. The main concern is that the Polish government wants to determine its own future and security. The situation escalated as the EU reelected Poland’s Donald Tusk against Poland’s.

Poland should exit the EU and strike its own trade deal with the USA. Many US companies have established back-office operations there in Krakow including New York Banks. It is a very beautiful city on its own besides being a quiet place for back-office operations. I have enjoyed my travels there. Poland has well educated students, fluent in English, and they are free from the Euro. If Poland were to adopt the Euro, there are numerous companies that have expressed they would have to leave Poland or cease any further expansion under such conditions.

Soros has publicly stated he does not believe in God. Many who worked for him said they think he believes he is a god with the right to reshape the world in his image.

So have many throughout history and they are responsible for the murder of countless millions. Money does not give you the right to fund revolutions to recast the world in your image.