Sunday, November 29, 2015

Economic News , Data & Views ( November 29 , 2015 ) - Refugee Crisis Updates ( Sunday Summit -- European Union leaders will offer Turkey cash and a boost for its membership bid in exchange for its cooperation with the migrant crisis ) ....... Russia - Turkey Critical Situation Updates ( With tensions at a hair trigger , could present situation develop into a hot shooting war between Russia and Turkey / Nato ? Turkey to return dead pilot's body to Russia on Sunday . Russian Sanctions imposed as to Turkey. State of play for new hot spot of Syria War ) ....... Broader Europe In focus ( Greece domestic and International Politics on display. ECB in focus in coming week - ECB decision day for QE and rates . Post - Paris attacks - Climate of fear looms over Europe . )



Refugee Situation....






MORE: EU, Turkey may introduce visa-free travel in 2016 – head of European Commission
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eu plan to deport back to turkey applies to 'migrants not in need of international protection'. that's not syrians
















€3bn to for the , new era for accession process and optimism over the issue of

























merkel - the 3 bn for turkey is a beginning








Sweden: Refugees beg to leave 'inhuman' Eurovision venue shelter



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EU's Donald Tusk: EU, Turkey have agreed a deal on migration, will also speed up 's EU accession talks - via








eu-turkey summit - 'making illegal immigration legal' - merkel code for permanent quotas








MERKEL SAYS TURKEY HAS A RIGHT TO EXPECT EU TO HELP WITH REFUGEES ...Merkel has gone completely mad









Slovakia to file lawsuit over EU migrant quotas before Dec. 18: PM









'No blank cheque for Turkey,' says Belgian PM Charles Michel. (Indeed -- it will have the words three billion euros written on it)







We should not be naïve. Most important is our own responsibility and duty to protect Europe's external borders.



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, agree to solve problems with ‘mutual understanding’
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Turkey to help EU curb migration in exchange for cash, EU membership talks: draft








Hard to see what Turkey didn't get judging by draft, took EU to cleaners such is Merkel's desperation for Turks to do EU's dirty work





EU-Turkey summits twice a year, 'chapter 17' economic & monetary affairs to be opened draft


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Deportations of refugees back to Turkey by June 2016 linked to visa liberalisation by October 2016 draft


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EU to pay 'initial' €3bn - 'this funding will be reviewed in the light of the developing situation' draft


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Incidents entre police et migrants à la frontière Macédoine-Grèce


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Eurosceptic group AfD says Angela Merkel is out of touch over immigration and should resign

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EU seeks to buy Turkish help for migrant crisis for 3.2 billion dollars.








“The continuing war in Syria means that there is no end in sight to the refugee crisis,” says :








Turkey - Russia Situation.....






Russian Warplane in Turkey: Could U.S.-Russia Tensions Go Nuclear? - POLITICO Magazine -must read piece








The Latest: Russia's foreign minister endorses proposal to close Turkey-Syria border


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Turkey to hand over body of downed pilot to Russia


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Top Russian politician says Russia has a right to a "military response" to Turkey


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pushes extremists out of key areas bordering

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Tensions between Turkey and Russia escalate with new sanctions


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Putin, citing national security, signs Turkey sanctions decree



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NATO will try to de-escalate a conflict between Turkey and Russia. But it won't be easy

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Read it, especially if you don't think Russia is changing the game in the region.






Russia and Turkey are in conflict. The role of France's president is more crucial than ever


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Broader Europe















THIS:









Greek PM fails to get opposition backing on pension reform
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: "If I enter the cadre of support [of ] now, I will never be able to enter the parliament again."









Leventis says he will not be blackmailed [to help 's gov]."Even if they put a gun on me, I won't play the role of last-minute help."










Leventis: "The positive vote [to 's govt] from me presupposes that ND will also be part of this." GLWT. :-)









Leventis: "Potami and PASOK have decided not to help [], because they lost votes when they last did."










also confirms info that at the end of the meeting pulled him aside, and asked him to meet one-on-one.










Leventis: "I told the President that if pensions are cut, YOU are the one exposed. His response: we HOPE they won't cut them."









Leventis said that the joint Communique by the party leaders talks about avoiding pension cuts, while they've already been agreed.










Leventis: " has it in his mind that EU/EZ will relax its pressure on pension reform [in exchange for concessions on refugee issue]."










CU leader Leventis, when asked what he got out of yesterday's Leaders meeting: "[] is afraid that his govt will fall."








Leventis, leader of Centrists Union party, made some very interesting remarks this morning abt the Leaders Meeting.









France places climate activists under house arrest during summit


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So are we all at war against the Islamic State — and is that legal?


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's bondholders await decision day w/ yields at record lows


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Draghi's reputation is on the line after priming markets to expect fresh round of stimulus.


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Study claims NCBs doing covert QE since 2000s, volume reachd €724bn in 2012 ~


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wt??!! RT stopped violating Greek airspace after Russian Su-24 downing - Athens source










's Pariser Platz 2 weeks after .


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Private debt caused crisis. Public debt was blamed (austerity etc). Private debt soaring again. How stupid (& cruel)



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In 2014, five countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Syria—accounted for almost 80% of the deaths caused by terrorists.












In public NATO backs . In private many wondered if it could hv been less provocative /via










First poll after Sep elex [KapaResearch/]: Syriza 18.4% ND 14.9% GD 5.6% PASOK 4.5% KKE 4.4% EK 2.3% Potami 2.2% ANEL 2.1%









PM Tsipras attacks ND & PASOK for 'negative stance' on proposal to form joint committee for pension reform











Refugees taking the train on the Serbian/Croatian border.
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Centrists Union's Leventis says there can be no concessions from on pension reforms; EZ leaders are tired of 's politicians









Greek DefenceMin Kammenos says will ask from to engage as European Coast Guard in the Aegean Sea.










Pension cuts are an integral part of July 13 agrmnt. Any backtracking by on this issue will result in major crisis w EZ.








At party leaders mtng, Tsipras tries to convince opposition to co-sign communiqué declaring rejection of MoU's pension cuts ~reports