Schlagwörter: Öl

Iran-Sanktionen: Europa macht sich lächerlich

European efforts to protect trade with Iran, as an answer to mitigate U.S. sanctions, are hitting a brick wall. European politicians seem to be out of touch with reality not only in the markets, but also concerning the attitude of several of its member countries. European politicians, mostly working from their shiny offices in Brussels and Strassbourg, seem to be living in an ivory tower, as no real practical support for all their measures has been shown in the respective member states. weiter hier

Dieser Juni kann die Welt verändern

“….Wenn der Juni vorüber ist, könnte die Welt nicht mehr dieselbe sein. Sechs Tage sind es, die womöglich alles verändern. Sechs Entscheidungen, die an sechs Orten des Planeten fallen: in Wien und Washington, in London und Madrid, in Frankfurt und Karlsruhe. Manche Ereignisse sind miteinander verwoben, andere singulär, aber jedes hat Folgen. Für Regierungen, Konzerne und uns, die Bürger. Volkswirte und Analysten sagen vier heiße Wochen an den Finanzmärkten voraus, manche warnen vor einem Börsencrash. Es werden die 30 wichtigsten Tage des Jahres. Ein Überblick….” (hier)

Demnächst auch hierzulande….

“Americans may have the constitutional right to pursue happiness, but Venezuela now has a formal government agency in charge of enforcing it. President Nicolas Maduro says the new Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness will coordinate all the “mission” programs created by the late President Hugo Chavez to alleviate poverty. Wags had a field day Friday, waxing sarcastic on Twitter about how happy they felt less than 24 hours after the announcement. Oil-rich Venezuela is chronically short of basic goods and medical supplies. Annual inflation is running officially at near 50 percent and the U.S. dollar now fetches more than seven times the official rate on the black market….” (AP/Zerohedge)