Pubblicato in: Demografia, Devoluzione socialismo

Germania. Un pensionato su due ha meno di 900 euro al mese. Non votano Cdu.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-09-16.

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Chiunque voglia imparare quelle frasi tedesche che gli insegnanti si genano ad insegnare potrebbe fermarsi a fare quattro chiacchiere con una di quelle vecchiette che ravattano nei cassonetti alla ricerca di qualcosa di ancora commestibile.

Frasi del tutto colorite, spesso espresse in forme dialettali, ma facilmente comprensibili se non altro dal tono con cui sono proferite.

«Millionen Altersrentner bekommen in Deutschland so wenig ausgezahlt, dass sie kurz vor der Armut stehen. Das Problem wird sich weiter verschärfen.»

“Milioni di pensionati di vecchiaia in Germania sono pagati così poco che sono sull’orlo della povertà. Il problema è destinato a peggiorare”

«Mehr als jede zweite Rente liegt unter 900 Euro»

“Più di una pensione su due è inferiore a 900 euro”

«Danach haben 51,4 Prozent der Altersrentner im Jahr 2018 weniger als 900 Euro erhalten. Das seien mehr als 9,3 Millionen Menschen gewesen. 58,6 Prozent der Rentner bekamen demnach weniger als 1.000 Euro.»

“Il 51,4% dei pensionati di vecchiaia ha ricevuto meno di 900 euro al mese nel 2018. Erano più di 9.3 milioni di persone. Il 58.6 per cento dei pensionati ha ricevuto meno di 1.000 euro”

«Die Armutsgefährdungsschwelle für eine Person lag im Jahr 2017 bei 999 Euro im Monat, schreibt die Bundesregierung weiter»

“La soglia di rischio di povertà per una persona era di 999 euro al mese nel 2017, continua il governo federale”

«Die Armutsquote bei Über-65-Jährigen liegt nach den Angaben bei 14,6 Prozent, bei der Bevölkerung insgesamt beträgt sie 15,8 Prozent»

“Il tasso di povertà per le persone di età superiore ai 65 anni è del 14.6% e del 15.8% per l’intera popolazione”

« Die Zahl der Empfänger von Grundsicherung im Alter ist von 2017 auf 2018 von 544.090 auf 559.419 gestiegen.»

“Il numero di beneficiari dell’assicurazione di base per la vecchiaia è passato da 544,090 nel 2017 a 559,419 nel 2018”

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Germania. 5.3 milioni di depressi.

Secondo gli ultimi sondaggi, in Sassonia la Cdu perderebbe 13.4 punti percentuali, passando dal 39.4% al 26%, mentre AfD guadagnerebbe 16.3 punti percentuali, passando dal 9.7% al 26%.

Questi sassoni sono davvero incontentabili e senza riconoscenza.

Frau Merkel elargisce quasi 2,000 euro al mese ai migranti, lasciando ai concittadini ben 900 euro al mese per la vecchiaia. Si dirà: ha concesso loro la vita.

E poi queste vecchiette non voterebbero più la Cdu che le ha messe a dieta: si prospetta l’Holodomor dei vecchietti.


Sächsische. 2019-07-26. Jede zweite Rente liegt unter 900 Euro

Millionen Altersrentner bekommen in Deutschland so wenig ausgezahlt, dass sie kurz vor der Armut stehen. Das Problem wird sich weiter verschärfen. 

Berlin. Mehr als jede zweite Rente liegt unter 900 Euro. Das geht aus einer Antwort der Bundesregierung auf eine Anfrage der Linksfraktion hervor, die dem epd vorliegt. Danach haben 51,4 Prozent der Altersrentner im Jahr 2018 weniger als 900 Euro erhalten. Das seien mehr als 9,3 Millionen Menschen gewesen. 58,6 Prozent der Rentner bekamen demnach weniger als 1.000 Euro. Zuerst hatte darüber das “RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland” berichtet.

Die genannten Rentendaten beziehen sich den Angaben zufolge auf die Rentenzahlbeträge, also auf den Betrag der Rente nach dem Abzug von Sozialbeiträgen und vor dem Abzug von Steuern. Die Linken-Bundestagsabgeordnete Sabine Zimmermann erklärte: “Es lässt sich schlicht nicht leugnen, dass die gesetzliche Rente nicht mehr armutsfest ist.” Viele kämen nur deshalb über die Runden, weil sie sich gezwungenermaßen zur Rente etwas hinzuverdienten. Das Problem werde sich verschärfen, denn auch gute Betriebsrenten und die Absicherung über den Ehepartner würden seltener werden, sagte die Vorsitzende des Seniorenausschusses im Bundestag.

Die Bundesregierung verweist darauf, dass allein aus der Höhe einer gesetzlichen Altersrente grundsätzlich nicht auf soziale Bedürftigkeit geschlossen werden könne, weil dabei mögliche zusätzliche Einkommensquellen und die konkrete Haushaltssituation nicht berücksichtigt seien. Geringe Rentenbeiträge würden in der Regel durch zusätzliche Einkünfte oder das Einkommen des Ehepartners ausgeglichen, teilte die Bundesregierung mit.

Die Armutsgefährdungsschwelle für eine Person lag im Jahr 2017 bei 999 Euro im Monat, schreibt die Bundesregierung weiter. Über die Armutsrisikoquote von Altersrentnern gebe es keine offiziellen Zahlen. Die Armutsquote bei Über-65-Jährigen liegt nach den Angaben bei 14,6 Prozent, bei der Bevölkerung insgesamt beträgt sie 15,8 Prozent. Die Zahl der Empfänger von Grundsicherung im Alter ist von 2017 auf 2018 von 544.090 auf 559.419 gestiegen. (epd) 

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Pubblicato in: Cina, Devoluzione socialismo

Merkel fa le bucce alla Cina in una lectio magistralis. La replica cinese.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-09-09.

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Se Mr Xi fosse andato in Germania a tenere un conferenza in cui avesse asserito che l’ideologia liberal socialista fosse cosa criminale e che il sovranismo identitario fosse il meglio, verosimilmente i tedeschi lo avrebbero messo alla porta in un amen.

Frau Merkel se ne è andata in visita in Cina, ricevuta non da Mr Xi, bensì da Mr Li Keqiang, premier ma non capo dello stato: non ha saputo resistere alla tentazione di tenere ai cinesi una lezione su come dovrebbero pensare e comportarsi. I cinesi hanno ascoltato in dignitoso silenzio, senza rilasciare alla fine un commento ufficiale.

Questo è uno dei comportamenti di Frau Merkel che indispettiscono i suoi interlocutori.

Solo un giornale cinese ha sommessamente ricordato come il sistema economico tedesco sia nei triboli: ma lo ha fatto con il solito garbo orientale. Casualmente, un giornale di secondo piano ha dedicato un ampio articolo al Piano Morgenthau.  A seguito, la risposta ufficiale cinese.

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«German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the importance of international cooperation on both global warming and global trade in a speech to Chinese students»

«She also criticized China’s social credit system»

«German Chancellor Angela Merkel took China to task, albeit diplomatically, over its climate record on the second day of her latest visit to the world’s second-biggest economy.»

«Speaking to students at Huazhong University in the city of Wuhan, Merkel said “climate protection is everyone’s responsibility” and that given China’s size and power, the world needed an important contribution from it»

«Merkel also questioned whether China should still be considered a developing country, given the speed at which it has modernized in recent years»

«The chancellor used her speech to reiterate her commitment to multilateralism, insisting that common rules were essential in a globalized world, while “protectionism hurts us all»

«the chancellor said China’s rise to become one of the most important players in the world also meant it had greater responsibilities when it came to human rights and safeguarding the rule of law»

«I indicated during the talks that the rights and freedoms agreed upon in Hong Kong’s Basic Law should be safeguarded»

«I have advocated that conflicts be resolved without violence and that anything else would be a catastrophe from my point of view»

«I indicated during the talks that the rights and freedoms agreed upon in Hong Kong’s Basic Law should be safeguarded»

«China’s social credit information system …. Merkel told the students that in Europe the system was viewed as a bad idea because data privacy was considered a human right»

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Per comparazione, riportiamo l’articolo relativo comparso su Xinhuanet.

German Chancellor Merkel visits central China’s Wuhan

«Angela Merkel Saturday visited central China’s Wuhan during her 12th trip to the country as German Chancellor since 2005.

Before Wuhan, capital city of Hubei province, Merkel had visited a number of cities besides Beijing during her China trips in the past.

When talking with students of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Merkel highlighted the importance of international cooperation in the era of globalization, and called on the students to be participants.

Saying that a nation’s prosperity is part of the prosperity of the whole world, she voiced her hope that students should shoulder common responsibilities to combat global challenges.

In the speech, Merkel reviewed her past trips to China. In Shenyang, she witnessed economic upgrading. In Chengdu she learned about development of western China. In Shenzhen she saw remarkable progress brought by the reform and opening-up.

She said quite a few noted German companies including Siemens, and small and medium-sized innovation enterprises are operating business in Wuhan. Wuhan and Duisburg became the first pair of sister cities between China and Germany in 1982.

Merkel exchanged views with students on internet, artificial intelligence, intelligent manufacturing, and environmental protection.

Before wrapping up her trip, Merkel also visited a local hospital and a factory of the German company Webasto.»

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Niente da dire che i cinesi conoscano bene l’arte diplomatica.

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Germany’s Angela Merkel urges China to do more for climate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the importance of international cooperation on both global warming and global trade in a speech to Chinese students. She also criticized China’s social credit system.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took China to task, albeit diplomatically, over its climate record on the second day of her latest visit to the world’s second-biggest economy.

Speaking to students at Huazhong University in the city of Wuhan, Merkel said “climate protection is everyone’s responsibility” and that given China’s size and power, the world needed an important contribution from it.

Merkel also questioned whether China should still be considered a developing country, given the speed at which it has modernized in recent years.

Multilateralism and human rights

The chancellor used her speech to reiterate her commitment to multilateralism, insisting that common rules were essential in a globalized world, while “protectionism hurts us all.” She added that China’s new economic power was itself an illustration of the success of the world’s multilateral trade system.

At the same time, the chancellor said China’s rise to become one of the most important players in the world also meant it had greater responsibilities when it came to human rights and safeguarding the rule of law.

That echoed comments Merkel made following her meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, when she called for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong. “I indicated during the talks that the rights and freedoms agreed upon in Hong Kong’s Basic Law should be safeguarded,” she said Friday. 

The chancellor took up the issue again on Saturday, saying, “I have advocated that conflicts be resolved without violence and that anything else would be a catastrophe from my point of view.”

Controversial social credit system

The chancellor’s speech in Wuhan also included some criticism of China’s social credit system, which allows the state to evaluate economic and social creditworthiness of both individuals and businesses using personal online data.

China’s social credit information system authority said that some 20 million of the country’s 1.3 billion people had been banned from air and train travel in 2018 because their credit scores were too low.

Merkel told the students that in Europe the system was viewed as a bad idea because data privacy was considered a human right.

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China warned European companies in late August that they would need to ramp up preparations for the social credit system.

But Merkel’s trips to China always include a large business contingent, because of the country’s huge importance as a market for German businesses.

Pubblicato in: Agricoltura, Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Amazzonia. Scusa EU per colpire l’import di carne brasiliana.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-08-27.

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Il problema degli incendi nella Amazzonia sembrerebbe essere soltanto un pretesto per far progredire un ben più sostanzioso contenzioso.

«The EU buys 120,000 tonnes a year of beef from Brazil, about one tenth of its total beef exports, and pays some of the highest prices for prime cuts»

«European imports were set to increase due to tariff cuts under a new trade deal between the EU and Mercosur, a South American bloc»

«But France and Ireland have also said they would not sign the trade pact unless Brazil tries to stop the blaze.»

«”There is no way that Ireland will vote for the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement if Brazil does not honour its environmental commitments,” Irish leader Leo Varadkar said on Friday»

«”In these conditions, France will oppose the Mercosur deal as it is,” French president Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman also told the Reuters news agency.»

«Using undiplomatic language, the Elysee spokesman accused Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro of having “lied” to Macron on climate promises at a recent summit in Japan»

«The fires have been linked to the far-right Bolsonaro’s permits for cutting down trees to help big business»

«But Bolsonaro told him to butt out, while accusing him of “a misplaced colonialist mindset”.»

«”Isn’t Norway that country that kills whales up there in the North Pole? Take that money and help [German leader] Angela Merkel reforest Germany,”»

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Il problema è semplicissimo.

L’Unione Europea ha stretto un accordo con Mercosur, ma Francia, Finlandia ed altri stati non ne vogliono sapere di firmarlo. Questo trattato permetterebbe di importare dall’America latina prodotti alimentari che, senza essere gravati da dazi, sarebbero altamente concorrenziali con quelli prodotti in Europa a costi quasi doppi.

Di qui scaturisce la ricerca di un qualsiasi pretesto per bloccare la firma definitiva del Trattato.

A ciò si aggiunga la divergenza ideologia che separa Francia e Germania dal Brasile, fatto questo che vale molto sia per Mr Macron sia per Frau Merkel.

Infine, tutta l’Unione Europea sembrerebbe essersi avviata sulla strada di una severe recessione, che oramai sta sconfinando con una franca depressione. In questa situazione apparirebbe essere ragionevole che Mr Macron cerchi di proteggere il comparto alimentare francese, facendone pagare i costi a tutti gli europei.

Tuttavia il risultato finale che si prospetta è davvero ben poco simpatico: il costo finale graverà sulle spalle dei Contribuenti europei: ventisei paesi dovranno pagare lo scotto alle esigenze francesi.

Nota.

«Take that money and help [German leader] Angela Merkel reforest Germany”»

Già. La dirigenza europea si sta avviando ad attuare il Piano Morgenthau.


EU Observer. 2019-08-25. EU to discuss Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires

The EU ought to consider banning Brazilian beef unless it takes action on forest fires, Finland, the holder of the EU presidency, has said.

“The EU and Finland are urgently exploring the possibility of banning imports of Brazilian beef,” Mika Lintila, the Finnish finance minister, announced on Twitter on Friday (23 August).

“Finance ministers are responsible for a number of instruments … to mitigate climate change. These actions threaten to be rendered useless if carbon sinks are systematically destroyed,” he added.

EU finance ministers would discuss the ban at an informal meeting in Helsinki on 13 September if there was “no progress before then”, he noted.

EU foreign ministers will already discuss the situation more broadly at an informal meeting next Thursday, Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto also said on Friday.

And the two ministers have the full support of Finnish leader Antti Rinne, who said the same day: “I contacted the European Commission yesterday evening, and I expect that the EU will take action”.

He did not mention the beef ban, but he said: “It goes without saying that in terms of climate change, the world cannot sustain such fires”.

Brazil’s embassy to the EU said it could not comment because its ambassador was on holiday.

A commission spokeswoman said EU officials would react to Finland’s beef idea once they had found out more about it.

The EU buys 120,000 tonnes a year of beef from Brazil, about one tenth of its total beef exports, and pays some of the highest prices for prime cuts.

European imports were set to increase due to tariff cuts under a new trade deal between the EU and Mercosur, a South American bloc.

But France and Ireland have also said they would not sign the trade pact unless Brazil tries to stop the blaze.

“There is no way that Ireland will vote for the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement if Brazil does not honour its environmental commitments,” Irish leader Leo Varadkar said on Friday.

“In these conditions, France will oppose the Mercosur deal as it is,” French president Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman also told the Reuters news agency.

Undiplomatic

Using undiplomatic language, the Elysee spokesman accused Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro of having “lied” to Macron on climate promises at a recent summit in Japan.

A Finnish diplomat told EUobserver that Helsinki had not yet taken a position on Mercosur trade.

In separate action, Germany (€35m a year) and Norway (€30m a year) have frozen deforestation aid to Brazil.

The fires have been linked to the far-right Bolsonaro’s permits for cutting down trees to help big business.

Macron earlier said the blaze would be discussed by G7 leaders meeting in France this weekend.

But Bolsonaro told him to butt out, while accusing him of “a misplaced colonialist mindset”.

“Isn’t Norway that country that kills whales up there in the North Pole? Take that money and help [German leader] Angela Merkel reforest Germany,” he also said on Norway.

Pubblicato in: Brasile, Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti, Trump

G7 Biarritz. Un primo resoconto. Evitati i temi caldi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-09-25.

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A Frau Merkel sono scappati i pruriti di protagonismo. È eluita nel nulla.


Questo potrebbe essere l’ultimo G7 a cui il mondo deve assistere sconcertato ed impotente.

«Larry Kudlow, aveva accusato la Francia di aver “deciso di abbandonare il comunicato finale basato sul consenso e le proposte concrete” e di volere che “il G7 stia zitto su queste questioni economiche fondamentali”»

«Dov’è l’azione sulla crescita, il commercio, la sicurezza energetica o l’occupazione?»

«Sulla questione del comunicato finale, che non ci sarà per la prima volta in 45 anni»

«la Francia guiderà ‘coalizioni’ di ‘chiunque condivida i nostri valori”, coalizioni che “producono banalità politicamente corrette come appelli a bandire tutto, dalle cannucce ai combustibili fossili”.»

«in agenda G7 nulla su crescita, commercio e occupazione»

«Donald Trump che ha nuovamente minacciato di imporre tariffe sui vini francesi in risposta alla digital tax sulle grandi aziende tecnologiche americane approvata da Parigi …. Qualche ora prima, la minaccia di dazi sui vini francesi aveva portato il presidente del Consiglio europeo, Donald Tusk, ad avvertire: “Proteggerò il vino francese con sincera determinazione, se gli Stati Uniti imporranno delle tasse, l’Ue risponderà sullo stesso piano”»

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Ma tra gli argomenti che spiccano per non essere stati nemmeno trattati figurano il ‘clima’, il gender, lgbt, il problema della recessione economica.

«To avoid a repetition of what happened at the last summit in Canada, in which Trump refused to sign the final communique with the conclusions he had agreed with, Emmanuel Macron decided to dispense with the usual final document containing the conclusions of the summit. ‘These are communiques that no one reads and that result from endless bureaucratic conflicts,’ he said.»

Nota.

Frau Merkel sembrerebbe essere inesistente.

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G7, prove d’intesa su Amazzonia e dazi. Johnson a Ue: Brexit senza backstop o no deal

Il presidente Usa ha minacciato nuove tariffe sui vini francesi in risposta alla digital tax sulle grandi aziende tecnologiche, poi il faccia a faccia con Macron e l’ipotesi di un invito per la Russia al G7 2020. Oggi l’incontro tra Tusk e il premier britannico.

Amazzonia, dazi e Brexit.

Sono tanti i temi caldi sul tavolo del G7 di Biarritz (FOTO), con il presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump che ha nuovamente minacciato di imporre tariffe sui vini francesi in risposta alla digital tax sulle grandi aziende tecnologiche americane approvata da Parigi. Una tensione, questa, stemperata poi dall’incontro privato che lo stesso Trump e Macron hanno avuto nella serata di sabato. Oggi anche l’incontro tra Donald Tusk e Boris Johnson, che chiede all’Ue di eliminare il backstop sull’Irlanda per evitare un divorzio segnato da un no deal. (L’INCONTRO TRA TRUMP E JOHNSON AL G7 – LE FIRST LADY DEL G7 – I LEADER MONDIALI COME GLI AVENGERS: IL VIDEO PARODIA)

La ricetta economica di Trump.

Ed è stato lo stesso presidente americano a sottolineare un rasserenamento nei rapporti con Macron: “Il pranzo che ho avuto con Emmanuel è stato finora il miglior incontro avuto. Allo stesso modo l’incontro serale con i leader del mondo è andato molto bene. Si stanno facendo progressi!”, ha spiegato su Twitter. “La Francia e il presidente Emmanuel Macron hanno fatto un vero grande lavoro finora con un G7 molto importante”, ha aggiunto Trump, sottolineando poi che “la nostra grande economia è il discorso di tutti”: il tycoon, al G7, vuole promuovere la crescita economica basata sulla sua ricetta di taglio delle tasse e deregulation. Un clima di serenità quindi, che secondo il tycoon smentisce le notizie “false e inaccurate” sulle tensioni con gli altri Paesi del G7 e sui rischi di recessione negli Stati Uniti. “Prima che arrivassi in Francia – scrive Trump – notizie false e disgustose sostenevano che le relazioni con gli altri sei Paesi del G7 fossero molto tese e che i due giorni di incontri sarebbero stati in disastro”. Allo stesso modo, prosegue, le fake news “stanno cercando di convincerci di una recessione, stanno tentando di spingere l’America verso tempi economici difficili, tanto peggio, tanto meglio, tutto pur di rendere la mia rielezione più difficile”.

La tensione sui dazi.

Qualche ora prima, la minaccia di dazi sui vini francesi aveva portato il presidente del Consiglio europeo, Donald Tusk, ad avvertire: “Proteggerò il vino francese con sincera determinazione, se gli Stati Uniti imporranno delle tasse, l’Ue risponderà sullo stesso piano”. Poco dopo, lo stesso Macron aveva rincarato la dose affermando che “le tensioni commerciali sono negative per tutti”. Oggi, invece, interpellato su eventuali pressioni degli alleati nei suoi confronti affinché abbandoni la guerra dei dazi con la Cina, Trump ha risposto: “Penso che rispettino la guerra commerciale con la Cina”.

Trump: Russia potrebbe tornare nel 2020.

Trump è poi intervenuto anche sul tema della Russia, dicendo che è “certamente possibile” che Mosca sia invitata al G7 del 2020 che si terrà in America. Ma, si apprende da fonti diplomatiche, i leader del G7 sono concordi sul fatto che è troppo presto per pensare ad un ritorno della Russia (e quindi a un G8): “C’è un percorso di verifica da effettuare, da qui alla fine dell’anno”. Mosca, dal canto suo, ha fatto sapere che esaminerà un eventuale invito a Vladimir Putin per il summit G7 del 2020. “Il presidente Putin – ha affermato il portavoce del Cremlino, Dmitri Peskov, citato dalla testata online Sputnik – in una conferenza stampa ha già risposto: se arriva” l’invito “certamente lo prenderemo in considerazione”.

Kudlow: in agenda G7 nulla su crescita, commercio e occupazione.

Intanto, sul Wall Street Journal il consigliere economico della Casa Bianca, Larry Kudlow, aveva accusato la Francia di aver “deciso di abbandonare il comunicato finale basato sul consenso e le proposte concrete” e di volere che “il G7 stia zitto su queste questioni economiche fondamentali”. Kudlow aveva osservato che i leader del summit avrebbero dovuto prendere esempio dall’amministrazione Trump per la crescita e che “ciò che più colpisce dell’agenda di quest’anno è ciò che manca”. “Dov’è l’azione sulla crescita, il commercio, la sicurezza energetica o l’occupazione?”, aveva scritto Kudlow. E sulla questione del comunicato finale, che non ci sarà per la prima volta in 45 anni, aveva attaccato: “Invece del consenso, la Francia guiderà ‘coalizioni’ di ‘chiunque condivida i nostri valori”, coalizioni che “producono banalità politicamente corrette come appelli a bandire tutto, dalle cannucce ai combustibili fossili”.

Al-Sisi a Conte: l’impegno sul caso Regeni continua.

Intanto ieri, al G7, si è svolto il bilaterale tra il presidente del Consiglio Giuseppe Conte e il presidente egiziano, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, che ha ribadito l’impegno “a continuare gli sforzi per scoprire le circostanze” della morte del ricercatore italiano Giulio Regeni “e portare i responsabili davanti alla giustizia”.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo

G7 Biarritz. Si rivedranno il Gilets Jaunes.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-08-23.

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«A previous G8 summit in Deauville, France was noted for its absence of demonstrations as protesters there were also kept at a location 40 km (25 miles) away.»

«This weekend thousands of anti-riot police will block access to Biarritz as authorities fear a repeat of the looting, rioting and car-torching in Paris mid-December last year, when the French capital saw the worst urban violence since the May 1968 student protests.»

«Anti-globalization and climate activists have teamed up with yellow vest protesters and Basque nationalists ahead of a G7 meeting in France this weekend to confront a rich-poor divide they say is growing due to the “cynicism” of world leaders»

«At a “counter-G7” summit in the twin cities of Hendaye, France and Irun, Spain, on the French-Spanish border 30 km (18 miles) south of G7 venue Biarritz, 50 NGOs are meeting to protest at economic and climate policies pursued by the world’s leading industrial countries and to promote alternatives»

«The cynicism of the G7 meeting is that it has made inequality the central theme of the event, but it is these rich countries’ very policies that create and strengthen inequality»

«The “yellow vest” movement included figures with far-right sympathies and has been marked by rioting and looting in a series of often violent weekly protests end 2018-early 2019»

«Speaking on stage at the NGO meeting area in Irun, Aurelie Trouve, spokeswoman for the “Alternatives G7” collective of French NGOs, said the groups bring together climate activists, yellow vests, feminists and other activists»

«On Sunday, activists plan “disobedience” actions and self-described radical environmentalist group “Action non-violente COP21” will defy a ban on demonstrations in Bayonne, 8 km (5 miles) east of Biarritz, with a march carrying official portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron which it says have been taken from town halls around the country»

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La storia ci ha abituati che un G7 senza dimostranti che mettano a soqquadro intere città sarebbe sembrato un picnic tra compagni di merende.

In questo G7 i leader del Regno Unito, della Germania, dell’Italia e del Canada si presentano come anatre zoppe: o in attesa di risultati elettorali demoralizzanti, oppure situazioni economiche in piena recessione. Molto difficilmente potrebbero essere prese iniziative potenzialmente utili a sbloccare queste situazioni. In particolare, la posizione di Frau Merkel apparirebbe essere traballante, visto che a fine mese le elezioni nei Länder dovrebbero decretare la perdita di almeno quindici punti percentuali per la Cdu e per la Spd.

E si consideri come il ‘clima‘ richieda investimenti ad undici zeri: non si sa donde potrebbero venire.

Da questo punto di vista sta diventando ininfluente che Frau Merkel si dimetta o meno: essere la Bundeskanzlerin di una Große Koalition oramai minoritaria e di una Cdu sotto il 22% ha ridotto il suo ex trono a poco meno di uno sgangherato sgabello.

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Tuttavia, poniamoci una domanda.

Organizzare una trasferta di circa dieci – quindicimila dimostranti rappresenta un costo di non poca importanza, stimabile ad almeno un decina di milioni, a voler essere riduttivi. Evidentemente vi sono ambienti che si sobbarcano una spesa di questo tipo, sicuri di averne in rientro.


Reuters. 2019-08-22. French yellow vests join global activists at G7 counter-summit

Anti-globalization and climate activists have teamed up with yellow vest protesters and Basque nationalists ahead of a G7 meeting in France this weekend to confront a rich-poor divide they say is growing due to the “cynicism” of world leaders.

At a “counter-G7” summit in the twin cities of Hendaye, France and Irun, Spain, on the French-Spanish border 30 km (18 miles) south of G7 venue Biarritz, 50 NGOs are meeting to protest at economic and climate policies pursued by the world’s leading industrial countries and to promote alternatives.

“The cynicism of the G7 meeting is that it has made inequality the central theme of the event, but it is these rich countries’ very policies that create and strengthen inequality,” said Sebastien Bailleul, a spokesman for “Alternatives G7”.

He said he saw no contradiction in international anti-globalization activists working with France’s “yellow vest” movement, which grew from a protest against green taxes on fuel.

The “yellow vest” movement included figures with far-right sympathies and has been marked by rioting and looting in a series of often violent weekly protests end 2018-early 2019.

Bailleul added the Basque independence movement in Spain has abandoned violence. In 2011, Basque militant separatist group ETA announced an indefinite halt to its campaign of armed action which killed more than 850 people in Spain over half a century.

“The organization of this counter-summit is with those Basque movements that are rather leftist, and who have the same worldview as the anti-globalization movement,” he said.

He added that the counter-G7 summit would have been a failure if France’s most important social movement, the yellow vests, had not been represented there.

CONVERGENCE OF PROTESTS

Friends of the Earth spokeswoman Malika Peyraut also said the presence of the yellow vests at the G7 was essential.

“We are buildings bridges with the yellow vests, which is a multifaceted movement. Part of it understands very well that social and climate issues are closely linked,” she said.

Yellow vest protesters have a stand at the Ficoba conference center in Irun, across the bridge to Hendaye, and people wearing the movement’s trademark yellow high-visibility vests spoke at several pre-summit events at the center.

“There is a convergence of battles,” yellow vest activist Genevieve Legay told Reuters.

In March, veteran activist Legay, then 73, ended up in hospital after she was knocked over during a police charge on a yellow vest march in Nice.

Speaking on stage at the NGO meeting area in Irun, Aurelie Trouve, spokeswoman for the “Alternatives G7” collective of French NGOs, said the groups bring together climate activists, yellow vests, feminists and other activists.

“At this counter-summit we want to unite all the movements that fight policies imposed by heads of state, policies that benefit the wealthiest and multinational companies and that are discriminatory and authoritarian,” she said.

Counter-summit organizers plan peaceful marches in Hendaye and Irun on Saturday, but yellow vest organizers have also called for their 41st Saturday protest to be held in Biarritz, which is off-limits to protesters.

On Sunday, activists plan “disobedience” actions and self-described radical environmentalist group “Action non-violente COP21” will defy a ban on demonstrations in Bayonne, 8 km (5 miles) east of Biarritz, with a march carrying official portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron which it says have been taken from town halls around the country.

This weekend thousands of anti-riot police will block access to Biarritz as authorities fear a repeat of the looting, rioting and car-torching in Paris mid-December last year, when the French capital saw the worst urban violence since the May 1968 student protests.

A previous G8 summit in Deauville, France was noted for its absence of demonstrations as protesters there were also kept at a location 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Bundesbank. Corretti gli ‘errori’, la Germania è in depressione da un anno.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-08-21.

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In Destatis, l’Istituto tedesco di statistica vi è stata di recente una epurazione degli elementi liberal. Non totale, ma ragionevole. Una volta eliminati i menzogneri costituzionali ed essendo la voce di Frau Merkel sempre più debole, inizia ad emergere anche nei documenti ufficiali quella realtà così a lungo negata.

Quanto emerso ha obbligato Deutsche Bundesbank a prendere posizione.

«The Federal Statistical Office has conducted an in-depth review of all national accounts calculations and rebased them to the reference year 2015. This has resulted in new rates of change for real GDP as a whole in specific periods. There have also been smaller revisions more recently.»

«Therefore, the quarter-on-quarter results for the first two quarters of 2018 were revised down. In the first quarter, growth consequently totalled 0.1% (down from 0.4%), while it amounted to 0.4% in the second quarter (after 0.5%).»

«The quarter-on-quarter results for the third and fourth quarters of 2018, by contrast, were corrected upwards. They were -0.1% in the third quarter (instead of -0.2%) and 0.2% in the fourth quarter (up from 0.0%).»

«The result for the first quarter of 2019 remained unchanged at 0.4% (all rates seasonally and calendar-adjusted).»

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«Economic output in Germany dipped slightly in the second quarter of 2019. The Federal Statistical Office (also known as Destatis) announced that gross domestic product (GDP) – the value of all goods and services produced in Germany – fell by 0.1% in seasonally adjusted terms on the quarter»

«Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann described the recent slowdown as an economic “slump”»

«the weaknesses have so far been concentrated in industry and exports»

«Sales in construction and in the hotel and restaurant sector declined. Wholesale trade slid into the downturn afflicting industry»

«the downturn in industry accelerated somewhat due to a decrease in foreign demand. In particular, exports to the United Kingdom were weak in the second quarter »

«Meanwhile, the demand for cars, pent up by delivery bottlenecks last year, had largely been met at the start of 2019 and did not increase further in the second quarter»

«The Bundesbank economists write that this depressed private consumption»

«Demand also suffered from broad-based weakness. Against the backdrop of the sharp contraction in exports and ““in light of declining capacity utilisation and the subdued outlook for manufacturing, businesses probably held back on investing in new machinery and equipment,””»

«Economic activity could decline slightly again in the current quarter, the economists suggest»

«There are, they write, no signs yet of an end to the downturn in industry»

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Mala tempora currunt sed peiora parantur.

Le pesate parole di Cicerone suonano davvero come macigni.

Entrata in depressione, Bundesbank ne prognostica una lunga durata.

Questi dati emergenti suggeriscono che i piani del Governo tedesco, massimamente quelli sul ‘clima’, non troveranno risorse per essere finanziati.

Frau Merkel prese nel 2005 la Cdu al 46% e la ha ridotta al 26%.

Aveva preso una Germania economicamente prospera e la ha portata alla depressione.

«Le femmine stanno benissimo nella dirigenza degli avversari», come disse Mr Putin.


Deutsche Bundesbank. 2019-08-19. Monthly Report: Industry and exports responsible for economic slowdown

Economic output in Germany dipped slightly in the second quarter of 2019. The Federal Statistical Office (also known as Destatis) announced that gross domestic product (GDP) – the value of all goods and services produced in Germany – fell by 0.1% in seasonally adjusted terms on the quarter. At the start of 2019, the German economy was still showing growth of 0.4%. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann described the recent slowdown as an economic “slump”. ““The domestic economy is still doing well; the weaknesses have so far been concentrated in industry and exports. International trade disputes and Brexit are important reasons behind this,”” Mr Weidmann said. The Bundesbank’s current Monthly Report states that the slight economic slowdown affected many sectors in Germany: “Sales in construction and in the hotel and restaurant sector declined. Wholesale trade slid into the downturn afflicting industry”, the Bank’s economists write. Only retail trade as well as some other services sectors are likely to have provided positive momentum.

One-off effects had a dampening effect.

In the report, Bundesbank experts examine the causes of the GDP contraction in detail, and point out that the downturn in industry accelerated somewhat due to a decrease in foreign demand. In particular, exports to the United Kingdom were weak in the second quarter. A contributing factor to this, according to the Bundesbank’s economists, was the original Brexit date scheduled for the end of March. This resulted in substantial stockpiling in the United Kingdom over the winter months. This led to a countermovement in the second quarter. Furthermore, one-off effects that had supported economic activity in the first quarter had a distinctly dampening effect on the still intact domestic expansionary forces. Construction output declined steeply after posting a sharp increase during the first quarter due to favourable weather conditions. Meanwhile, the demand for cars, pent up by delivery bottlenecks last year, had largely been met at the start of 2019 and did not increase further in the second quarter. The Bundesbank economists write that this depressed private consumption.

Businesses likely held back on investing.

Demand also suffered from broad-based weakness. Against the backdrop of the sharp contraction in exports and ““in light of declining capacity utilisation and the subdued outlook for manufacturing, businesses probably held back on investing in new machinery and equipment,”” the Bundesbank’s experts write in their report. They point out that construction investment also fell. Private consumption is not likely to have exceeded the level of the strong preceding quarter by much. Government consumption may have provided the only meaningful boost to economic activity.

Economic activity could decline slightly again in the current quarter, the economists suggest. There are, they write, no signs yet of an end to the downturn in industry, adding: ““This could also gradually start to weigh on a number of services sectors.” “Leading labour market indicators painted a mixed picture. Industry further scaled back its hiring plans. By contrast, in the services sectors, except the wholesale and retail trade, and in construction, positive employment plans dominated.

Previous quarters revised.

The Federal Statistical Office has conducted an in-depth review of all national accounts calculations and rebased them to the reference year 2015. This has resulted in new rates of change for real GDP as a whole in specific periods. There have also been smaller revisions more recently. Therefore, the quarter-on-quarter results for the first two quarters of 2018 were revised down. In the first quarter, growth consequently totalled 0.1% (down from 0.4%), while it amounted to 0.4% in the second quarter (after 0.5%). The quarter-on-quarter results for the third and fourth quarters of 2018, by contrast, were corrected upwards. They were -0.1% in the third quarter (instead of -0.2%) and 0.2% in the fourth quarter (up from 0.0%). The result for the first quarter of 2019 remained unchanged at 0.4% (all rates seasonally and calendar-adjusted).

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von der Leyen, Polonia ed Ungheria e gli identitari sovranisti indispensabili..

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-21.

Volpe e maschera

«O quanta forma, sed cerebrum non habet!» Fedro.


Buona pratica politica sarebbe quella di meditare più su chi ha perso piuttosto su chi ha vinto.

Von der Leyen vote: Europe’s media welcome EU Commission choice

«Poland’s conservative Rzeszpospolita points out that all MEPs representing Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) backed the former German defence minister. This, the paper says, gives Warsaw reasons to hope that “the new European Commission will not resume the ideological crusade, which [Dutch Socialist] Frans Timmermans ran”, and that “Brussels will abandon all its fantasies about the formation of a European army and the weakening of Nato”. ….

Many European papers point out that von der Leyen owes her victory to a batch of crucial votes garnered from the European Parliament’s Eurosceptic wing.

Libération says even though it was a secret ballot, it was clear she relied on the support of Italy’s Five Star Movement and Poland’s ruling PiS as they had said in advance they were supporting her.»


Per meglio potersi spiegare, riassumiamo per punti.

– Il Consiglio Europeo ha bocciato Herr Weber, lo Spitzenkandidat del partito popolare europeo;

– Quindi, il Consiglio Europeo ha bocciato Herr Timmermans, lo Spitzenkandidat del partito socialista europeo;

– Infine, il Consiglio Europeo ha bocciato la proposta di Frau Merkel di far fare una staffetta tra i due Spitzenkandidaten.

– Italia, paesi del Visegrad fino a concorrenza di undici stati sono stati i voti determinanti nel decretare la sconfitta dei partiti tradizionali e nel far convergere la scelta, la nomination, su Frau von der Leyen..

Ma ciò che conta è la sconfitta, prima alle elezioni con perdita di ottanta seggi e della maggioranza, poi nel Consiglio Europeo, subita dai partiti tradizionali, Ppe ed S&D. Sono loro i veri perdenti.

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Nelle votazioni in sede di parlamento europeo, Frau Ursula von der Leyen è uscita con 383 voti, ossia con uno scarto di soli sette voti sugli elettori presenti in aula. Sono stati determinanti i voti dei parlamentari provenienti dal M5S, PiS e Fidesz, ossia di un nutrito gruppo di identitari sovranisti.

Ma anche in questa occasione importa vedere chi ha perso, ossia lo schieramento delle sinistre.

Che poi i media liberal socialisti neghino queste evidenze è affar loro: se si fossero comportati in modo diverso sarebbero ancora al potere: quindi, non lamentiamocene troppo.

«Poland and Hungary have both claimed their votes were crucial to the election of new EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, in the hope of getting benefits from the new executive»

«Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS) has 26 MEPs, while Hungary’s Fidesz has 13»

«I am a cautious optimist. The president of the European commission gives hope for a new opening»

«Morawiecki said he told Merkel and von der Leyen about his “dissatisfaction with breaking EU norms and standards”, when Szydlo was not given the chair position even though parliamentary rules allow for PiS to get the post»

«Morawiecki said in a tweet – suggesting Poland’s support for von der Leyen should also translate over to the negotiations over the EU’s long-term budget.»

«Poland and Hungary both have ongoing rule of law procedures against them, and had clashed with the commission led by outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker over judicial independence and backlisting on democratic norms»

«Hungary’s government also suggested Budapest was looking to cash in on their votes from von der Leyen»

«In curbing migration, the new European commission president will also have to play a leading role in establishing stronger European borders and developing a culture where the states that undertake vast border protection efforts are rewarded rather than punished»

«Ursula von der Leyen prevailed by only a thin margin, one that she wouldn’t have had without the support of Fidesz-KDNP and, of course, prime minister Viktor Orban»

«But Hungary’s ongoing support is not unconditional: we have definite expectations of the new EC president and we will look out for the interests of the Hungarian people every step of the way»

«Poland is eyeing for the energy portfolio in the commission, while Hungary is reportedly bidding for the enlargement profile»

«the Polish and Italian PM both supported von der Leyen in the European Council, so their parties had an obligation to enforce the decision of their leaders»

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Riassumiamo.

Gli equilibri nell’Unione Europea sono mutati, ed anche di molto. I liberal socialisti occupano ancora posti di potere, ma non più quelli strategici.

Ovviamente, nulla trapela degli accordi intercorsi, e nulla vieta il pensare che potrebbero anche non essere mantenuti.

Tuttavia il Consiglio Europeo deve prendere decisioni alla unanimità, ed a quel punto Italia, Polonia ed Ungheria potrebbero far valere la loro cruciale importanza.


EU Observer. 2019-07-18. PiS & Fidesz claim credit for von der Leyen victory

Poland and Hungary have both claimed their votes were crucial to the election of new EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, in the hope of getting benefits from the new executive.

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters on Tuesday (16 July) evening von der Leyen was a compromise candidate.

“I am a cautious optimist. The president of the European commission gives hope for a new opening,” he said, a few hours after the German was approved by a wafer-thin margin of nine MEPs on Tuesday evening.

The female conservative politician was backed by 383 members of the European Parliament, in a secret ballot, with 327 against and 22 abstentions.

Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS) has 26 MEPs, while Hungary’s Fidesz has 13.

Conservative PiS performed a U-turn after initially refusing to support von der Leyen, after their MEP, former prime minister Beata Szydlo was voted down as chair of the employment committee of the parliament – by liberal and socialist MEPs.

The PiS, however, blamed the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), from where von der Leyen hails.

Germany’s Christian Democratic party (CDU) secretary-general Paul Ziemiak met on Sunday in Warsaw with PiS party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, and then Morawiecki and German chancellor Angela Merkel had a phone conversation on Tuesday.

Morawiecki said he told Merkel and von der Leyen about his “dissatisfaction with breaking EU norms and standards”, when Szydlo was not given the chair position even though parliamentary rules allow for PiS to get the post.

‘Say thanks’

He said PiS MEPs votes had been “decisive” for von der Leyen.

“You can say that thanks to us, there is no chaos, because the whole puzzle regarding top positions would be crumbling. We have turned out to be those who have kept up the stability,” MEP Ryszard Legutko told the Polish news agency.

PiS politicians expressed their hope that Poland would get a strong portfolio in the next commission in exchange for their votes.

“We showed our effectiveness and the fact that we are in favour of a Europe of normality,” Morawiecki said in a tweet – suggesting Poland’s support for von der Leyen should also translate over to the negotiations over the EU’s long-term budget.

The Polish PM added that with the new commission chief, Poland could come to a common position on security, energy and climate issues.

Poland and Hungary both have ongoing rule of law procedures against them, and had clashed with the commission led by outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker over judicial independence and backlisting on democratic norms.

Hungary’s government also suggested Budapest was looking to cash in on their votes from von der Leyen.

“In curbing migration, the new European commission president will also have to play a leading role in establishing stronger European borders and developing a culture where the states that undertake vast border protection efforts are rewarded rather than punished,” Hungarian state secretary Zoltan Kovacs wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

‘Not unconditional’

“Ursula von der Leyen prevailed by only a thin margin, one that she wouldn’t have had without the support of Fidesz-KDNP and, of course, prime minister Viktor Orban,” he added, referring to the ruling government coalition.

“But Hungary’s ongoing support is not unconditional: we have definite expectations of the new EC president and we will look out for the interests of the Hungarian people every step of the way,” Kovacs wrote.

Poland is eyeing for the energy portfolio in the commission, while Hungary is reportedly bidding for the enlargement profile, something it fought for five years ago as well.

Milan Nic, a senior fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations, told EUobserver that most of the boasting by Warsaw and Budapest is for the domestic audience.

He pointed out that the Polish and Italian PM both supported von der Leyen in the European Council, so their parties had an obligation to enforce the decision of their leaders.

Nic said von der Leyen could offer portfolios to Warsaw, but Poland should not expect the new commission chief to be backing down on rule of law issues.

Von der Leyen will be under the “highest scrutiny from the very beginning” on rule of law, precisely because of the strong opposition from Poland and Hungary to Dutch lead candidate and commission vice president Frans Timmermans for the top job.

Daniel Hegedus, a fellow with the German Marshall Fund told EUobserver that Poland and Hungary should not expect special treatment, as von der Leyen’s victory was not only down to those two countries.

“I would not expect short term gestures towards Warsaw and Budapest, the EU budget negotiations and commission portfolios would be priority for these countries, but could not expect an easing of pressure on rule of law from von der Leyen,” he added.

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Germania. Deve scegliere tra Merkel o la morte economica. – Bloomberg

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-08.

Durer Albrecht. Quattro cavallieri dell'Apocalisse. 1498.

«Orders drop 8.6% year-on-year, most in almost a decade»

«German factory orders slumped in May in the latest sign that global trade uncertainty is turning Europe’s temporary slowdown into a more serious downturn»

«factory activity shrank for a sixth month in June»

«Germany’s troubles, some of which are linked to the car industry, have weighed on the euro region»

«it’s no longer possible to consider the downturn as temporary»

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I mali della Germania hanno nome e cognome.

Si chiamano Frau Merkel e Große Koalition.

L’ideologa liberal socialista che codesti perseguono è una utopia che, se applicata fino alle sue estreme conseguenze come Merkel e Große Koalition stanno facendo, replica in modo pedissequo l’implosione della Unione Sovietica.

«La morte di una persona può salvare un popolo»

disse Caifa profetando.


Bloomberg. 2019-07-05. German Factory Orders Plunge Across Industries

– Orders drop 8.6% year-on-year, most in almost a decade

– Economists predict ECB stimulus as early as this month

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German factory orders slumped in May in the latest sign that global trade uncertainty is turning Europe’s temporary slowdown into a more serious downturn.

The economy ministry reported huge declines in export orders and investment goods, just days after a survey showed factory activity shrank for a sixth month in June. The continued gloom is increasing concern at the European Central Bank, and a growing number of economists are predicting it will add more monetary stimulus as soon as this month.

While orders data can be volatile, there’s little doubt the numbers are disappointing. The 2.2% overall drop on the month was far worse than the 0.2% fall predicted by economists in a Bloomberg survey. The year-on-year decline of 8.6% was the biggest in almost a decade.

ING said the report “wraps up a week to forget,” and JPMorgan now predicts that Germany may have contracted in the second quarter. If that happens, it would be the third time in a year that Europe’s largest economy posted no growth at all.

Germany’s troubles, some of which are linked to the car industry, have weighed on the euro region. Governing Council member Olli Rehn summed up the mood on Thursday, saying saying that growth has “slowed significantly” and it’s no longer possible to consider the downturn as temporary.

On Friday, Commerzbank changed its forecast on ECB stimulus, predicting a 20 basis-point cut in the deposit rate this month, larger than previously anticipated.

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What Bloomberg’s Economists Say…

“The further deterioration in demand for Germany’s exports means the improvement in conditions ECB President Mario Draghi wants to see won’t be forthcoming — that’s consistent with our forecast for a rate cut in September. But if the weakness spreads to services or the euro-area’s labor market begins to stutter, we think this could prompt more drastic action, including the relaunch of quantitative easing.”

–Jamie Murray, chief European economist

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“The eagerly expected economic recovery in Germany is still nowhere to be seen,” said Commerzbank’s Peter Dixon and Joerg Kraemer. “In addition to the weakness of the auto sector, this is attributable to weak demand from China, where the extensive stimulus measures have not yet had any effect.”

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Ursula von der Leyen. Solo un terzo dei tedeschi la approva.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-05.

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Most Germans don’t want von der Leyen leading EU Commission

«Only one third of Germans believe their defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, is a good choice to lead the EU Commission, according to a survey.»

«German conservative Ursula von der Leyen is on track to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the head of the European Commission, but her compatriots are less than thrilled by the prospect, according to a survey published on Thursday.»

«Only one in three participants in the Deutschlandtrend opinion poll for public broadcaster ARD by Infratest Dimap said von der Leyen would be a good choice for the top EU position, while 56% rejected this viewpoint.»

«only 29% were content with the performance of her [Merkel] government.»

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Orbene.

Il tasso di esecrabilità della Große Koalition sta rivaleggiando con quella di Mr Macron.

Diciamo che questo sembrerebbe essere un pessimo viatico in vista del vaglio all’europarlamento per la von der Leyen e delle elezioni nei Länder per Frau Merkel.

Senza essere forti in patria si conta ben poco nell’Unione Europea.

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Germania ed EU stanno per implodere sul caso von der Leyen.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-07-05.

Brügel il Vecchio. Caduta degli angeli ribelli. Museo Reale. Bruxelles.

Nell’Unione Europea stanno scontrandosi due opposte visioni.

Quella statocentrica vede come organo di governo l’europarlamento eletto a suffragio universale, ove il concetto di nazione membro è inesistente.

Quella confederativa vede invece ed esalta il valore del Consiglio Europeo, ove sono gli stati membri a deliberare.

Sono due opposte visioni conflittuali e ne sta scaturendo una guerra di religione.


«Germany’s Social Democrats risk harming the coalition government in which they serve and triggering an EU constitutional crisis by opposing the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen to head the European Commission, a top German conservative said on Thursday»

«But Merkel had to abstain in the vote among the 28 EU national leaders because the Social Democrats (SPD), her junior coalition partner, opposed von der Leyen’s nomination»

«If the Social Democrats really stick to their destructive opposition to the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen this would be a burden on the coalition and it risks triggering a constitutional crisis in Europe» [AKK]

«The SPD’s popularity in Germany is at a record low after it suffered painful losses in the European Parliament elections in May»

«The party is under growing pressure from angry members to quit Merkel’s coalition and rebuild in opposition»

«The Commission oversees EU budgets, trade policy, and drafts laws»

«But Merkel’s decision to nominate her has drawn criticism in Germany, where many say the post should go to the lead-candidate in the largest political grouping following the EU elections»

«But the SPD’s opposition to von der Leyen has angered many in Merkel’s conservative bloc»

«The Social Democrat lawmakers have absolutely no reason to vote for von der Leyen»

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Juncker, Tusk, Macron, Merkel hanno la sublime arte a livello virtuoso di sapersi conquistare nemici su nemici.

Formano il club dei perdenti.

Adesso, per la loro supponente altera superbia stanno facendo implodere sia la Große Koalition in Germania sia la delicata impalcatura politica dell’Unione Europea.

L’umiltà è quella virtù che impedisce di essere umiliati.

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Nessuno sa come potrebbe andare a finire.

Verosimilmente si vedranno e concorderanno qualche contentino. Ossia fior di miliardi del Contribuente.

Ma sono in molti a vederla grigia.


Reuters. 2019-07-04. Merkel ally chides German Social Democrats over stance on EU Commission chief

Germany’s Social Democrats risk harming the coalition government in which they serve and triggering an EU constitutional crisis by opposing the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen to head the European Commission, a top German conservative said on Thursday.

In a surprise decision after marathon talks, EU leaders on Tuesday nominated von der Leyen, currently Germany’s defense minister and a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, to head the executive Commission. The European Parliament must still endorse the appointment.

But Merkel had to abstain in the vote among the 28 EU national leaders because the Social Democrats (SPD), her junior coalition partner, opposed von der Leyen’s nomination.

“If the Social Democrats really stick to their destructive opposition to the candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen this would be a burden on the coalition and it risks triggering a constitutional crisis in Europe,” Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), told reporters.

The SPD’s popularity in Germany is at a record low after it suffered painful losses in the European Parliament elections in May. The party is under growing pressure from angry members to quit Merkel’s coalition and rebuild in opposition.

Ralf Stegner, deputy leader of the SPD, told Deutschlandfunk radio, that his colleagues in the European Parliament would most likely vote against von der Leyen.

“The Social Democrat lawmakers have absolutely no reason to vote for von der Leyen,” Stegner said.

Von der Leyen would be the first woman to head the powerful Commission, replacing Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker. The Commission oversees EU budgets, trade policy, and drafts laws.

But Merkel’s decision to nominate her has drawn criticism in Germany, where many say the post should go to the lead-candidate in the largest political grouping following the EU elections. That would have been Germany’s Manfred Weber of the conservative European People’s Party but he did not have sufficient support.

“What do we tell a first-time voter who had full trust in a democratic Europe of the future who gave his vote to Manfred Weber?” the mass-selling Bild wrote in an editorial entitled ‘How the EU disregards the will of voters’.

A poll by DeutschlandTrend for the ARD public broadcaster showed only 56 percent of respondents in Germany thought von der Leyen would make a good Commission president.

But the SPD’s opposition to von der Leyen has angered many in Merkel’s conservative bloc. Some have accused it of being unpatriotic for refusing to back the first German to head the Commission in 60 years