Saturday, February 4, 2017

Economic News < Data & Views..... February 4 , 2017..... Quick Hits for Saturday -1) Europe In Focus : Timely & Interesting Domestic , Political and International News / Data Touching On Greece ( Creditor Talks , Greek Domestic Politics , Protests ) , Spain ( Budget Drama , Brace New Periphery Bond World , Items From Nature ) , Italy ( Domestic Politics , Refugee Situation , Libya ) , Germany ( Domestic Politics ) , France ( Presidential Election & Polling , Louvre Attack ) , Netherlands ( Polling & General Election News , Russian Hacking Warnings & Additional Items Of Note) & UK ( Brexit Related News ) . 2) US Politics : Tweets From POTUS ; News & Opinons For Saturday. 3) Odds & Ends.



Europe.....




Greece.....





Varoufakis Calls on PM Tspiras to Ditch Bailout Restructuring





ND will not Vote for Whatever Measures Submitted to Parliament, its Vice President Says





Georgiadis requests Greek PM flight plans







US judicial officials heading to Athens for briefing







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Broadcasting tender officially canceled





Protesting farmers lay siege to White Tower





Spain.....




Spain's prime minister advises to make sure Brexit is “quick and constructive”








DAILY BRIEFING: No 2017 Budget Until Summer, No Bilateral Brexit Deal, European Army, Tourists Spend €77 Billion





Bloomberg: Europe’s Periphery Splits as Ireland, Spain Carve New Niche.




Spain's Balearic Islands hit by deadly olive tree bacteria






IN PICTURES: Giant waves batter Spain's Atlantic coast as red alert activated in Galicia region:







Italy......









Italy, SWG poll: PD-S&D: 31% M5S-EFDD: 27% LN-ENF: 13% ↓ FI-EPP: 13% FdI-NI: 5% NCD-EPP: 4% SI-LEFT: 3% RC-LEFT:...









Italy, Piepoli poll: PD-S&D: 32% ↓ M5S-EFDD: 27% LN-ENF: 12% ↑ FI-EPP: 11% FdI-NI: 5% NCD-EPP: 4% ↑ SI-LEFT: 3% ↓









Italy, Ixé poll: PD-S&D: 31% ↓ M5S-EFDD: 30% ↑ LN-ENF: 13% FI-EPP: 12% ↑ SI-LEFT: 3% ↓ FdI-NI: 3% AP-EPP: 2% ↓







Is Italy′s Five Star Movement the next blow to the establishment? | | | 14.12.2016







Raggi's reputation as mayor of Rome waning - ominous signs for the Five Star Movement? via






More than 1,300 migrants rescued at sea in one day - Italy coast guard Read More :






Patients tell us that in Libya migrants are starving/harassed/abused. The last thing they need is the EU & Italy to join the predator's list





We will support member states bilateral activities directly engaged with Libya like Italy. It is our shared responsibility.





France.....






Crowd went wild when offered haven in France to US scientists facing bigotry in areas such as climate change+genetics










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When she says it , I believe it.








Majority of french voters polled want Fillon to leave the race. But will he heed the voters ?








France's far-right ups attacks on scandal-hit Fillon








250,000 homes without power as storm hits SW France







Louvre to reopen 24 hours after machete attack







Hollande really seems nervous....








FRANCE: President Hollande says Trump should keep out of Europe's affairs because it 'is not his business to get involved in European life'








France, BVA poll: Le Pen (FN-ENF): 25% ↓ Macron (EM-NI): 21% ↑ Fillon (LR-EPP): 18% ↓ Mélenchon (FG-LEFT): 11% ↓...






France: ahead of and and first round (BVA poll).








France, Ifop poll: Le Pen (FN-ENF): 25% ↑ Macron (EM-NI) 21% ↑ Fillon (LR-EPP): 19% ↓ Hamon (PS-S&D) 17% ↓...






France: Second round of Presidential election, Ifop poll: Macron: 63% (-2) Le Pen: 37% (+2)







Germany.....









America First. The new cover by .







The newly announced Social Democrats' candidate for chancellor, , was a hit at the party's meeting







Merkel says Europe's future could be two-speed










Trump's top EU pick warns German media of 'seismic shift' in ties










Did VW's CEO know of emissions scam all along? Yes, says his boss







Caught In the Purge: Turkish Officers Seek Asylum in Germany










Germany: Voters prefer (50%) over (37%). First time that Germans would not vote for M/ since she's in office (Infratest).








Germany, head of government preference, Infratest dimap poll: Schulz (SPD-S&D): 50% (+14) Merkel (CDU-EPP): 37% (-7)









Germany, Infratest dimap poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 34% ↓ SPD-S&D: 28% ↑ AfD-ENF: 12% ↓ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 8% ↓ LINKE-LEFT: 8% FDP-ALDE: 6%






Germany, INSA poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 33% SPD-S&D: 27% ↑ AfD-ENF: 12% ↓ LINKE-LEFT: 9% ↓ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 9% ↑ FDP-ALDE: 6% ↓





Netherlands....





Trains in the Netherlands Now Run Entirely on Wind Energy via





Can't wait :-) RT The Colours of Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands








It’s beginning to look like a ‘concerted warning’. Similar warnings were issued today by the UK, Netherlands, Norway









They are history. The EU in decline. A revival of the nation state. The Netherlands leaving the EU - NEXIT - will be the next step.









The Netherlands suspends electronic voting: fear for Russian meddling in coming parliamentary election.









Netherlands, I&O poll: PVV-ENF: 17% VVD-ALDE: 16% ↓ GL-GREEN: 11% ↓ PvdA-S&D: 8% ↓ D66-ALDE: 10% ↑ CDA-EPP: 9%...









Netherlands, Kantar poll: PVV-ENF: 22% ↑ VVD-ALDE: 14% ↓ CDA-EPP: 11% GL-GREEN: 10% ↑ D66-ALDE: 10% SP-LEFT: 9%...







UK






BRITAIN’S ‘ARMOURY’: May ‘plans to SLASH taxes in bid to FORCE EU into good Brexit deal’















Ken Clarke,in , compares Brexit to decision on , citing "patriotic fury" that willl quickly sour,blaming hard-right Torres.







EU founders speak of possible 'multispeed' future after Brexit







US Politics......




MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!





After being forced to apologize for its bad and inaccurate coverage of me after winning the election, the FAKE NEWS is still lost!






The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!






Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it's death & destruction!





When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security - big trouble!






Notice of Appeal filed from order of Judge Robart halting Travel Ban....







The five-part package may focus on investments in infrastructure projects such as high-speed trains and cybersecurity.






UNITED STATES: Japan will propose to the Trump Administration an investment of $450 billion in US infrastructure to generate 700,000 jobs






BuzzFeed sued for publishing unredacted Trump dossier, sparking apology




US readout of todays phone call







Poroshenko and Trump talked by phone about the need for an ‘immediate’ cease-fire in Russia’s war against Ukraine - Poroshenko statement.











State Dept reinstates cancelled visas as WH fights restraining order





Progressives are finding religion as they pray for the health of liberal SCOTUS justices




How are Republicans handling new White House action on immigration?







Bloomberg scoop published to 1st: Vincent Viola told President Trump Friday he can't serve as his Army Secretary.








Top political cartoons of the week are here |







Pence will appear on every major news network Sunday except CNN







BREAKING: China's Foreign Ministry says US should avoid 'bringing instability' to the region, following US Defence Secretary's comments







Viola, billionaire founder of Virtu Financial, told Trump distancing from his business ties too difficult, sources told me and .






Is Steve Mnuchin prepared to lead the economy? discusses on the RCP podcast:






Odds & ends....






When the voice of menace is high between and the , it means no direct confrontation is expected.







Five Indian states will elect new governments over next five weeks , voting kicks off on Saturday in northern Punjab and Goa in the west.1















SAA captures the town of Aran from ISIS , the last major ISIS stronghold before Al-Bab.







Libyans intercept at least 1,131 migrants off western coast in a week - coast guard







Dept of Homeland Security suspends flagging travelers under executive order









Mogherini, Lavrov discuss Libya, Syria - Kuwait News Agency







Thousands protest in London against Trump's refugee ban





In an interview for the , confirms that France provides intelligence, military reco and experts in security in .








Regarding the *support* of , said that they're waiting the activation of the contracts and the lifting of embargo.






said to the French Ambassador that he intends to take power in & he refused to engage in a dialogue with his rivals.





Acc.to media, wants a solution in favor of & it's exerting efforts to reach a compromise with PC.






MSF-Libya's a lawless state where migrants are starved, beaten, forced into slavery & “will not be fixed with some training and some cash”.




















EU agree a plan to halt migrant smuggling from Libya. Early report a bit vague on details (AP)