L’Islande dit finalement “non” à l’ l’Union européenne


Le pays est dominé par l’euroscepticisme et refuse de soumettre sa pêche aux quotas de Bruxelles.

L’Union européenne ne fait plus rêver l’Islande. Le pays a enterré jeudi 12 mars sa candidature à l’UE, peut-être pour très longtemps, le pays étant dominé par l’euroscepticisme et refusant de soumettre sa pêche aux quotas de Bruxelles. La décision a été formellement annoncée jeudi à la Lettonie, pays qui assure la présidence semestrielle de l’UE, qui l’a transmise à la Commission européenne.

Le Premier ministre Sigmundur David Gunlaugsson a rappelé qu'”aucun des partis” au pouvoir n’avait envie de poursuivre le travail nécessaire avant de rejoindre les 28 Etats membres de l’UE. Continue reading L’Islande dit finalement “non” à l’ l’Union européenne

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Tsipras Risks Leading Greece to Disaster- Wall Street Journal


Clock Is Ticking Down on a Greek Solution
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras risks leading the country to disaster

Alexis Tsipras risks leading Greece to disaster—and he has just days to pull the country back from the brink.

It is three months since Mr. Tsipras forced a snap election and six weeks since he became prime minister. In that time, the Greek economy has nose-dived. A tentative recovery has been stopped in its tracks: Tax receipts fell more than €1 billion ($1.05 billion) below target in December and January, the banks have been emptied of more than €20 billion of deposits, loan defaults have risen and investment has been put on hold. Any day now, the government could run out of money.

No one knows exactly when because Athens has refused to allow eurozone officials to inspect its books. Some officials suspect that even Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, doesn’t know the true picture. Besides, his credibility is so badly damaged that his word is barely trusted in eurozone circles.

Continue reading Tsipras Risks Leading Greece to Disaster- Wall Street Journal

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