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. …

Thursday, September 6, 2012

ECB agrees to buy unlimited bonds to boost euro

Deutsche Welle, 6 September 2012


The European Central Bank has unveiled a new bond-buying program in yet another attempt to ease the eurozone's debt crisis. DW has spoken with several experts about the latest move's significance.

The European Central Bank has agreed to a new program to purchase potentially unlimited bonds of fiscally challenged countries in the eurozone in a bid to regain control of interest rates and lower borrowing costs.

Pledging to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro, ECB President Mario Draghi told reporters on Thursday (06.09.2012) that the new plan, with no set limit, would address the "unfounded fears" of investors about the euro's survival and serve as "a fully effective backstop to prevent potentially destructive scenarios." 

Draghi said the plan will create a
backdrop to secure to euro
Draghi said the plan, officially called Monetary Outright Transactions, was strictly within the ECB's mandate to maintain financial stability. But, in the same breath, he underscored the need for governments to continue with deficit reduction plans and labor market reforms.

Addicted to bond buying

Countries that wish to benefit from the scheme must request a bailout from one of the eurozone's two rescue funds, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) or the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to ensure they continue reforms.

In a related move, the ECB decided to keep interest rates on hold, leaving its main rate unchanged at 0.75 percent.

The decisions, Draghi said, were also prompted by economic contraction; the ECB expects the eurozone economy to shrink by 0.4 percent this year.

Weidmann was a key voice against
the ECB bond-buying plan
Draghi was able to win the support of all but one of the ECB council's members - Jens Weidmann, the president of the German Bundesbank, who voiced stiff resistance to bond buying. Weidmann has said he believes the ECB bond-buying scheme could become an "addictive drug" for governments unwilling to carry out painful reforms. He is also worried that it could trigger inflation.

Experts have mixed views on the new scheme.

"Draghi is very capable and his latest move is the right thing to do," said Thomas Kirchmaier from the London School of Economics. "Some people worry about inflation, but that's clearly a non-issue. Inflation rates in the eurozone are low, and we're actually seeing a degree of deflation."

Sterilizing the money supply 

Inflation is a major worry in Germany
Clemens Fuest with the Said Business School at Oxford University agreed that inflation isn't a concern in the short term but warned it could become one in the long term if the ECB cannot "sterilize" the bonds. Sterilization is a step taken by central banks to avoid an increase in the money supply - and consequently in inflation.

"This could happen if countries get used to selling bonds to the ECB and running high deficits," he said. "Then we would have a situation that could lead to inflation."

Benedicta Marzinotto with the European think tank Bruegel said she believes sterilization will give a lift to the euro. "If the ECB doesn't sterilize, there is more risk of inflation," she said.

Fuest also pointed to legal questions about the ECB bond-buying move and how the central bank interprets the various statutes that give it the leeway to pursue such action. 

The ECB's plan is to shore up the euro
"The ECB is selling this as a 'must' move but it's not evident to me that the currency union would fall apart or disaster would strike if the bank didn't do this," he said.

Reflecting Bundesbank concerns, Johann Eckhoff with the Institute for Economic Policy at Cologne University warned that the new ECB scheme could reduce pressure on countries to reduce their debt.

"We could have the effect of some countries not meeting agreed conditions and the others having to give in, as we do with Greece," he said. "The pressure to damn debt is reduced here, and that's dangerous."


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