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. …

Monday, April 4, 2016

Panama Papers: What did the EU Commissioner know?

The wife of a Spanish EU Commissioner had a shell company in Panama - but the EU Commission has dismissed it as "apparently" harmless. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.

Deutsche Welle, 4 April 2016

Micaela Domecq Solis-Beaumont.

The name is one of thousands of names listed in account files from Panama made public by several media operations. Solis-Beaumont is married to Miguel Arias Canete (pictured above), Spain's EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Protection. His wife is from a wealthy family and had the power to sign documents for the Rinconado Investment Group - a shell firm in Panama - in 2005.

The company existed at a time when her husband held public office in Madrid, and when he joined the EU Commission in 2014. A journalist from the investigative group that evaluated the "Panama Papers" informed the Spanish Commissioner, who in turn immediately called EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker with the news of possible negative publicity the Commission might face.

No wrongdoing

Juncker dismissed accusations of
 having introduced tax evasion models
in Luxembourg
There is no evidence the Canetes were involved in illegal business or evaded taxes, but EU Commissioners are expected to meet high ethical standards.

Canete had disclosed his finances upon taking office - as required - including the business activities of close relatives. Commissioner Canete's "declaration appears to be in compliance with the code of conduct for commissioners," EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Monday in Brussels, and twice pointed out that this assessment is based on Canete's statements.

According to the spokesman, Canete declared the company in Panama had been inactive for years, so there couldn't have been a conflict of interest that in turn might have influenced his job. His wife's lawyers said Micaela Demecq Solis-Beaumont had given the Spanish revenue offices all the necessary information.

'Scandalous' tax evasion

The EU Commission has taken up the fight against tax avoidance and international tax loop holes.

A European Parliament committee is looking into whether EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker turned Luxembourg into a tax haven by introducing tax evasion models for large companies when he was prime minister.

The accusations, roundly dismissed by Juncker, emerged two years ago in the wake of the "Lux Leaks" disclosure of secret tax deals between Luxembourg finance authorities and companies.

EU lawmaker Michael Theurer says the Panama Papers are shocking. "Of course, our special investigative committee will also take up the trails and findings from the Panama Papers," he said. "We knew that Panama is a tax haven, but the apparent extent of the tax evasion and the suspicion that heads of state and government are involved is a scandal," the German lawmaker said.

EU to tax profits where they're generated

Luxembourg has extremely low tax rates for profits generated in other parts of the world. This custom, also a common practice in other EU states like Ireland or the Netherlands, is to be curbed by a new EU law. The EU Commission, led by French EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, submitted a proposal earlier in the year that would see profits taxed where they are actually generated. Tax evasion schemes like those in Luxembourg would, then, cease to be attractive.

Moscovici told French broadcaster RTL that the EU was now free of tax havens: "We are complying with international standards." Potential allegations emanating from the Panama Papers would have to be investigated. However, the mere existence of an offshore firm was not illegal, he added. The French, Dutch and other governments in Europe announced that tax authorities and state prosecutors would scrutinize the bank account data.

Panama City has been an offshore hub for years

Punishment for banks?

Sven Giegold, a member of the European Parliament for the Green party and financial expert, demanded sanctions on European banks which are engaged in business with dubious offshore companies: "Through their inactivity, EU member states allow wealthy elites to make funds disappear in third countries and thereby evade inland tax payments. It's scandalous that there is no transparency whatsoever for this sort of business and that we still have to rely on information provided by whistleblowers and journalists," Giegold said in Brussels.

The EU Commission promptly expressed disagreement with Giegold's view. European banks already had to disclose their tax operations and shares, said a spokesperson for the Commission.

The bank account lists from Panama feature names of various other European politicians. Acting prime minister of Iceland, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, and two of his cabinet ministers apparently owned secret offshore companies provided by the now notorious Panama City law firm.

A close aide of former Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras and the late father of British prime minister David Cameron are also believed to have been active in Panama.

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