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December 29, 2010

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Poll shows strong support for reintroducing the D Mark in Germany

December 29, 2010

Every second German wants the D Mark to be reintroduced, according to a poll for Bild newspaper.

http://www.bild.de/BILD/politik/wirtschaft/2010/12/26/euro-umfrage-bild-exklusiv/deutsche-wollen-d-mark-wieder-haben.html

Two thirds or  67% of the Germans surveyed said they were worried about the stability of the euro.

A huge 77% said that had not benefitted from the introduction of the euro compared to only 17% who said they had.

Just 30% said they would today vote to Read the rest of this entry »


Polish prosecutors to publish own report on Smolensk plane crash that killed eurosceptic Polish central bank governor

December 29, 2010

It was one of the worst political tragedies in post-war Europe. The Polish central bank governor, the President and about 90 other top officials were killed in a plane crash in Smolenk on April 10th.

In spite of the evidence indicating that the people were not killed as they travelled to a commemoration of the Katyn massacre in the way the official version states, there has been no proper investigation and there has also been almost no in-depth media coverage.

But today Polish prosecutors have said today that they plan to publish their own report on the Smolensk plane crash after the Russian report was found to be unacceptable. Read the rest of this entry »


Smolensk plane crash: Polish president’s remains may be exhumed

December 29, 2010

Posted Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:02am AEDT

Mr Kaczynski, his wife Maria and 94 other passengers died in the crash. (APTN: ABC News)

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of Poland’s late president Lech Kaczynski who died in a plane crash in western Russia in April, expressed doubt as to whether his brother’s coffin contained the proper remains. Read the rest of this entry »


MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 23, 2010

It has been a turbulent year and one that also, at times, seemed to never end. For me, personally, it was perhaps the most surreal year of my entire life and I feel extremely lucky to still be in one piece and owe many people a great deal of thanks for all their help and support, especially in Switzerland and Ireland.

But Christmas has come around again, and the time has come to reflect on the bigger picture and also on the (pretty widely held) belief that our minds, hearts and spirits are joined to a greater force beyond us. Read the rest of this entry »


2011 will decide euro’s fate: Germany under pressure

December 23, 2010

As the current capital flight to Switzerland shows, the eurozone debt crisis has reached Germany, setting the stage for a turbulent year in 2011.

The German government will no longer be able to postpone key decisions about whether the eurozone should break up or not.

The Swiss franc surged this week to record levels against the euro as investors shunned the single currency. The interest rate that Germany has to pay on its national debt has also been rising since October in another signal that troubling even for the eurozone’s strongest economy is brewing. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Clinging to the Euro Will Only Prolong the Agony’ says top German economist

December 23, 2010

12/22/2010 01:07 PM

Top Economists Debate the Crisis

‘Clinging to the Euro Will Only Prolong the Agony’

Leading German economists Peter Bofinger and Stefan Homburg are split over the euro’s chances of survival. In a discussion moderated by SPIEGEL, they talked about the wisdom of introducing a euro bond and what would happen if Germany left the common currency. Read the rest of this entry »