Press Review on the Global Systemic Crisis

GEAB N°82 is available! 2014, resumption of the of the global systemic crisis’ « normal » path
The avalanche of liquidity from the Fed’s quantitative easing in 2013, allowed the world before’s tenets to wake up: indebtedness, bubbles, globalization, financialization… But all it took was a slight slowing down in the astronomical amounts injected by the US central bank every month for the rampant crisis, buried under these piles of liquidity, to reassert itself. As anticipated, the method of “resolving” the crisis by accentuating the excesses that caused it is ineffective, causing a crisis squared instead. All the same one can find an actual benefit: time is gained which everyone uses to their best advantage...
LEAP/E2020 - Public announcement GEAB N°82 (Feb. 16, 2014)
China Cuts Treasury Holdings Most Since 2011 Amid Taper
China, the largest foreign U.S. creditor, reduced holdings of U.S. Treasury debt in December by the most in two years as the Federal Reserve announced plans to slow asset purchases...
Germany, France to mastermind European data network - bypassing US
Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will review plans to build up a trustworthy data protection network in Europe. The challenge is to avoid data passing through the US after revelations of mass NSA spying in Germany and France...
Safeguarding European banks: Volcker plus
THOSE who criticise the European Union for the Brussels-bound pace with which it is reforming its banking system to prevent future crises receive a consistent retort: the European Commission’s rule-making may be slow, but that gives it a chance to learn from hasty experiments elsewhere...
The Economist
Manifeste pour une union politique de l'euro
Un collectif d'économistes et de politologues, dont Thomas Piketty ou Pierre Rosanvallon, appelle à de profondes réformes démocratiques et notamment à la création d'une chambre parlementaire de la zone euro...
Le Monde
UK grants Scotland powers to issue its own bonds
The British government has granted Scotland the power to issue its own bonds, but has warned the cost of borrowing for the Scottish is unlikely to be "cost-effective", as Scotland steps up its independence campaign...
Yen Weakness in Foreigners’ Hands Leaves Abe Exposed: Currencies
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is entirely dependent on foreigners to deliver the weaker yen that’s the linchpin of his economic policies...
Beijing Giving Foreign Economists The Cold Shoulder
Chinese government officials have quietly become more sceptical about foreign banks’ research reports and are avoiding senior economists at global banks, partly owing to growing mutual distrust over the scale and seriousness of the country’s debt problems....more »...
South Morning China Post
U.K. Unemployment Rate Unexpectedly Rises in Fourth Quarter
Britain’s unemployment rate unexpectedly rose in the fourth quarter, suggesting the recent improvement in the labor market has lost some momentum...
Repenser l'Euroland pour une meilleure démocratisation de l'UE
Certains considèrent la zone euro comme le centre névralgique de l’UE, d’autres souhaitent qu'un Parlement propre lui soit dédié. Selon le Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique, la priorité serait d'inviter les citoyens à réfléchir au sujet...
MERCOSUR Nations Support to Maduro, Opposition Angered
The constituent members of the South American trade block MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) wished support to their fellow union member Venezuela and its embattled government, led by Nicolás Maduro, faced with growing opposition amid street demonstrations...
In Serbia
Matteo Renzi sets out plans for first 100 days
In a sweeping declaration of intent, the 39-year-old leader of the centre-left Democratic party said on Monday he planned to move ahead this month with proposed changes to the constitution and a new electoral law designed to make Rome’s governments more stable and effective...
Financial Times
Offener Brief an Jakob Augstein
"Fuck the EU", schimpft eine US-Diplomatin - weil die Amis Europa nicht mehr verstehen. Dabei beginnt hier nach der Euro-Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts eine wegweisende Debatte: Wer hat die Macht, Banker oder Bürger? (Kolumne von Jakob Augstein, Spiegel 10.02.2014)
Newropeans Magazine
Une Journée en 2053 (Publication électronique gratuite)
Lorsque le code-à-barres est apparu dans nos vies il y a 40 ans, comment imaginions-nous le quotidien des individus au début du 21ème siècle ? Tout, à peu près, avait été envisagé sauf l'émergence d'internet et le boom du numérique qui ont largement bouleversé nos codes et habitudes de consommation. Tenter aujourd'hui de se projeter en 2053 n'est pas un exercice facile et certains facteurs, encore inconnus, viendront très certainement modifier notre vision...
Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements and Currency Conflicts
Obviously, policy space available for nation states or local governments is fast disappearing under the pressure of globalisation of governance, which is heightening in the context of global economic crisis. In this paper my attempt will be to establish the connection between the ongoing process of globalisation of governance and the threat of currency conflicts.
LEAP/E2020 - Euro-BRICS