Global systemic crisis – The war has been declared between the economicpolitical world and the financial-banking interests
The current period is a typical example where an impressive number of explosive factors are combining: new financial bubbles inflated by massive injections of public money, worldwide geopolitical instability, currency wars, political the beginning of the political war against “financial terrorism”, political crisis in Europe… (page 2)
2013-2014 – « Icelandisation of the crisis’ management : Bail-in, the new template for too-big-to-fail banks…
The Cypriot crisis is the most dramatic recent example where bank creditors, in this case depositors, are involved in a bank restructuring. For large depositors especially this should not come as a surprise given our analyses in combination with the structure and size of the Cypriot financial sector... (page 11)
The world after is evolving : Syria and Mali, two tangible cases where the global systemic crisis opens up regional prospects
Between a weakened and irresolute Western block and China-Russia which is not yet legitimate enough to really impose its views, regional relationships finally find the space necessary to progress. Two actual cases, Mali and Syria, prove it by different paths, whose crises currently reinforce a languishing regional integration.… (page 17)
Strategic and operational recommendations
. Stocks and shares : what goes up comes down
. Commodities : not only oil is at risk
. Currencies : watch out Yen and Pound !
. Investment : a loan is not the bank’s exclusive domain… (page 21)
The GlobalEurometre - Results and Analyses
A relative calm, quite surprising taking into account the last 30 days news, is revealed by this month’s survey. Pessimism still has its place but no more than last month, even less on several points … (page 24)
Bringing democracy to new frontiers in size and diversity
A series of 100 debate-conferences on the future of Europe Organised by Newropeans and Europe 2020
Thanks to the support of Hippocrène Foundation, ACCOR Group and Bernard Rossmann
Held in 100 towns from 25 countries of the New Europe
In cooperation with 100 partner-organisations (cities, universities, associations…)
Hosted by Franck Biancheri, Director of Studies & Strategy in Europe 2020
Based on the "15 propositions for an efficient and democratic enlarged EU" of reference-book "Vision Europe 2020"
A democratic debate on the future of Europe is a coherent and organized event, which ought to ask simple and tangible questions on what we expect from tomorrow’s Europe. It should also be an open debate, enabling to get free from decisions made 50 years ago, as well as from the preferences of today’s Brussels bureaucrats, and from national fears. Innovating and citizen-based as they are, the 15 proposals of " Vision Europe 2020 ", available in 20 languages, could offer an ideal basis to fuel the debate with all those European citizens who wonder " Where is Europe going? " and who have some ideas on possible answers.
For these reasons, together with members of the Europe 2020 and Newropeans networks, the coordinator of " Vision Europe 2020 ", Franck Biancheri, agreed to host personally a debate based on the 15 proposals, to be held in 100 European towns located in 25 different countries, between October 2002 and July 2003.
A physical and intellectual challenge at the scale of this new Europe we must now organize.
In October 2003, a new version of "Vision Europe 2020", integrating comments made by the citizens in these debates and on the Internet, was published, distributed and officially presented in the framework of the closing congress of the NDM operation: the "Newropeans 2003" Congress.
The Marathon’s route:
Paris, The Hague, Amsterdam, Hanover, Munster, Antwerp, Rennes, Imperia, San Remo, Perinaldo, Nice, Perugia, Todi, Terni, Foligno, Breda, Utrecht, Sceaux, Dunkerque, Ljubljana, Hermagor, Arriach, Villach, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Nancy, Offenburg, Munich, Falticeni, Bucharest, Cluj, Cannes, Avignon, Marseille, Perpignan, Amiens, Gent, Tournai, Assise, Rome, Ancona, Naples, Berlin, Potsdam, Amadora, Evora, Lisbon, Plasencia, Cuacos de Yuste, Hervas, Warsaw, Czestochowa, Lodz, Chania, New-York, Cap d’Ail, Saint Pierre de Féric, Tampere, Helsinki, Klagenfurt, Vienna, Graz, Ljutomer, Radenci, Gödöllö, Budapest, Novi Sad, Zsambek, Sofia, Plovdiv, Komotini, Chantilly, Klaipeda, Tallinn, Tartu, Malpils, Riga, Valmiera, Cardiff, Southampton, Copenhagen, Porto, Setubal, Vigo, Santiago de Compostelle, London, Cologne, Bonn, Brussels, Bergneustadt, Prague, Broumov, Bordeaux, Bratislava
Some talking figures:
. 150.000 km covered by Franck Biancheri, including 40.000 by car, in 8 months
. close to 10.000 Europeans met along some 300 hours of debate
. 25 countries, 100 conferences, some 150 partner organisations: 23 local authorities, 31 universities, 45 associations, 15 media-organisations .....
. 100 panels shared by Franck Biancheri with 115 co-panelists (MPs, elected officials, university professors, experts, journalists,…)
All that with a very “citizen” budget:
. 150.000 Euros, all included: preparation, coordination, organisation, documentation, website, travels, ... , i.e. 15 Euros per citizen met.
One more proof of the fact that properly designed, supported by motivated partners, and using the assets of networking and new technologies, European democracy can be CHEAP.
To know more about the Newropeans Democracy Marathon : visit the website