Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)
French National Assembly head Edouard Herriot and British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin surrounded by Italian, Luxembourg and other delegates at the first meeting of Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg, August 1949 (AFP Photo)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013. They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

EU targets credit rating agencies

BBC News, 15 November 2011

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Michel Barnier said ratings had a direct impact on
the prosperity of European citizens
The European Commission has put forward stricter rules for the credit rating agencies that rank countries' and companies' debt.

It says the agencies, including Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch, should follow stricter rules, be more transparent about their ratings and be held accountable for their mistakes.

Agencies' reports help investors to judge borrowers' creditworthiness.

Downgrades from them can provoke higher interest rates for weaker borrowers.

The EC internal market commissioner, Michel Barnier, said the agencies, which are privately owned by investors, had a serious and widespread effect on individuals.

"Ratings have a direct impact on the markets and the wider economy and thus on the prosperity of European citizens," he said. "They are not just simple opinions."

He also said they were not infallible in their assessments and had made "serious mistakes" in the past.

Standard & Poor's last week accidentally issued a notice it had downgraded France's rating - a move that had been rumoured for some time, but which was a mistake blamed by Standard & Poor's on a technical error.

Many blame the agencies for triggering the financial crisis, which began in 2008 after they gave top grades to complicated packaged debt which included sub-prime mortgages.


Downgrades of a country's credit ratings over the course of the eurozone crisis has led to huge changes in borrowing costs for some countries, including Greece, the Irish Republic and Portugal.

Mr Barnier said some of these credit rating changes had been highly disruptive: "I have also been surprised by the timings of some sovereign ratings - for example, ratings announced in the middle of negotiations on an international aid programme for a country.

"We can't let ratings increase market volatility further."

He said any agency that "infringes, intentionally or with gross negligence, the CRA [Credit Rating Agency] regulation, thereby causing damage to an investor having relied on the rating", should have the case taken to the courts.

He said one of the Commission's aims was to reduce the over-reliance on ratings, while at the same time improving the quality of the rating process.

'Stricter rules'
At present, a country or company that wants to borrow money by issuing a bond, or IOU, will pay a credit rating agency to rank it, with AAA being the top rating given, and "junk" the lowest.

A low rating means lenders will want a higher interest payment from the borrower to make up for the risk of default.

"Credit rating agencies should follow stricter rules, be more transparent about their ratings and be held accountable for their mistakes. I also want to see increased competition in this sector," said Mr Barnier.

This would include introducing a general obligation for investors to do their own assessment.

He called for agencies to communicate their ratings to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), which would then be published, and for any changes to a rating to be released outside of European trading hours in order to reduce market turmoil.

The proposals will pass to the European Parliament and the Council (member states) for negotiation and adoption.

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