Spotlight on Geopolitics

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The wave of blowback terrorism currently sweeping Western European capitals is likely to obscure a major event due to take place on November 24th and 25th in China: I am referring to the annual meeting of the leaders of 16 Central and Eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia,… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

Pour ceux qui s’intéressent à la géopolitique globale, la version française de mon livre sur la théorie du pivot est maintenant disponible sur la plate-forme Kobo (Fnac) à l’adresse suivante : Le nouveau pivot géographique de l’histoire La fin de la thalassocratie anglo-saxonne Depuis la défaite de Napoléon, deux pays maritimes – l’Angleterre et les… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

Sindicalistii germani considera ca romanii si bulgarii care lucreaza in industria agroalimentara germana au fost redusi la conditia de sclavi industriali. Revista franceza Nouvel Observateur a publicat acum cateva luni un articol foarte critic despre dumping-ul social practicat de firme daneze si olandeze care opereaza in regiunea Bremen din Germania. Pana de curand, Germania a… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

At odds with Europe

Since its reunification 22 years ago, Germany has become the leading economic power in Europe. The sovereign debt crisis has offered it the opportunity to translate economic might into political clout within the EU. Problem is, as the austerity policies currently ravaging the continent illustrate, German politicians – from both the right and the New… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

Today’s predator class

The days of Cyprus as an offshore banking centre for rich Russians or Britons are well and truly over. All things considered, however, the 30 billion dollars held by them in Cypriot bank accounts is a paltry amount next to the 20 trillion dollars held by Western corporations and individuals in some 60 fiscal havens.… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

At the latest annual forum in Davos, someone came up with the bright idea of including inequality, a growing concern in the west, on the agenda of the gathering. Naturally, the subject stood no chance of being discussed, as participants claimed to be haunted by the spectre of uncertainty and economic stagnation instead (Time). The… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

Towards a two-union Europe ?

Standard & Poor’s decision this week to downgrade the country ratings of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, not only aggravates the sovereign debt crisis, but it actually divides the EU in two. The most affected group is made up of the Latin countries bordering the Mediterranean. Their interest bills are going to rise to levels… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi