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Innlegg L Y 30 Mai 2006, 10:13

Er DLF imot EU? Hvorfor? Og hva med EØS?
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Innlegg Vegard Martinsen 30 Mai 2006, 10:21

L Y skrev:Er DLF imot EU? Hvorfor? Og hva med EØS?


I programmet sier vi følgende om forholdet til EU:

20.5 EU/EØS
EU har for lengst forlatt sitt opprinnelige mål om å være en stor europeisk frihandelssone. Dagens EU er et meget kort skritt fra å være en føderasjon av europeiske stater, med felles myntenhet, forsvar, sosial-, skatte- og utenrikspolitikk. Også politiet er i EU-landene svært samordnet med gjensidig obligatorisk utlevering av egne statsborgere til andre EU-land.
EU er i meget stor grad preget av sosialdemokratisk tenkning, og det foretas enorme overføringer mellom landene. Et meget stort byråkrati bygges opp, så vel i EU som i de enkelte landene, og det er en svært omfattende reguleringsiver på alle nivåer.

EU har også en uttalt ambisjon om å motvirke og motarbeide USA, og samarbeide med ikke-demokratiske blokker for å sperre for amerikansk innflydelse. DLF er meget sterkt imot en slik tankegang, og anser den alene som tilstrekkelig grunn til å si nei til dagens EU.

For frihetstilhengere er EU en overflødig institusjon. Alle land bør innføre ensidig tollfrihet og frihandel, og ved overgang til gullstandard eller en tilsvarende markedsbasert valuta vil transaksjonskostnader over landegrenser bli tilnærmet eliminert. EUs omfattende overføringer, subsidier og «utviklingsprosjekter» er velferdsstatstiltak som utelukkende er av det onde, og bør derfor avvikles. Likeledes bør den omfattende reguleringen av all økonomisk aktivitet i EU avvikles.

DLF vil derfor gå imot norsk medlemskap i EU, og vil på sikt arbeide for å avvikle EØS-avtalen. DLF vil erstatte denne med ensidig tollfrihet og frihandel.
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Innlegg L Y 30 Mai 2006, 20:16

Hvordan argumenterer man mot folk som mener Norge vil bli boikottet for å gå ut av EØS?
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Innlegg Demian 11 Aug 2008, 16:35

"EU-ekspert: Tag opgør med EU

En af Danmarks førende EU-retseksperter, Hjalte Rasmussen anbefaler et opgør med EF-domstolen,

De danske politikere bør tage et opgør med EF-domstolen og EU-kommissionen, mener professor i EF-ret og folkeret ved Københavns Universitet, Hjalte Rasmussen.

"Nu er vi nået dertil, hvor jeg vil anbefale at tage en testcase (prøvesag, red.). Altså at sige, at vi har læst EF-domstolens dom, og vi retter os ikke efter den, fordi den er afsagt uden for dens kompetence," siger Hjalte Rasmussen.

Hans kommentar kommer efter fredagens dom fra EF-domstolen, der vil medføre, at danskere lettere kan søge familiesammenføring efter EU-reglerne.

EF-domstolen har afgjort, at en EU-borger har ret til at tage sin ægtefælle med sig, uanset om vedkommende tidligere har haft opholdstilladelse i et andet EU-land. Lovlig indrejse i EU er tilstrækkeligt.

Integrationsminister Birthe Rønn Hornbech lufter i dag muligheden rejse en diskussion om EF-domstolens beføjelser i EU's ministerråd.

"Jeg synes, at denne dom virker meget markant. Hvor længe skal vi blive ved med finde os i, at EU-dommere går ud af deres egen tangent. Jeg vil drøfte med statsministeren, om jeg ikke skulle rejse den diskussion i ministerrådet," siger Birthe Rønn Hornbech til TV2 News. "

http://jp.dk/indland/indland_politik/article1399517.ece
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Innlegg QIQrrr 17 Nov 2009, 11:49

Herman Van Rompuy, front-runner for presidency, wants EU-wide tax

Times Online, November 17, 2009

The man tipped to be Europe’s first president is already considering new EU taxes to fund the rising cost of Brussels and the welfare state.

Herman Van Rompuy, the Belgian Prime Minister, broke his silence before Thursday’s summit to choose the president — but only at a meeting of the secretive Bilderberg group of top politicians, bankers and businessmen.

Mr Van Rompuy’s contentious remarks were aired privately amid the grand surroundings of the Castle of the Valley of the Duchess near Brussels. The château hosted the talks on the Treaty of Rome in 1957 that launched the European Union.

His office released parts of his speech in which he talked of funding social welfare from new green taxes and went on to discuss “financing levies at European level”, which his spokesman said later was similar to Gordon Brown’s call for an international tax on financial transactions.

The funding of the EU was discussed further after his speech, according to Flemish newspapers, but his office refused to give more details. Mr Van Rompuy remains the favourite for the position of president of the European Council — other contenders include Tony Blair — to be chosen when the 27 EU leaders meet in Brussels in two days’ time.

Mr Van Rompuy’s Bilderberg intervention will alarm non-federalist countries such as Britain and Denmark, which have long opposed giving the EU tax-raising powers and breaking the link with national funding.

Newer member states, already angry at the opaque process of choosing a president, are unlikely to be impressed at the secretive forum used by Mr Van Rompuy to talk about his European vision.

“The financing of the welfare state, irrespective of the social reform we implement, will require new resources,” Mr Van Rompuy told European and American guests, who included Henry Kissinger. The former US Secretary of State is cited as the inspiration for an EU president following his reported remark: “Who do I call when I want to call Europe?”

Mr Van Rompuy added: “The green fiscal instrument is one possibility although an ambiguous one: this type of regulatory tax should eventually become redundant. But the possibility of financial levies at European level needs to be seriously reviewed and for the first time ever, the big countries in the Union are open to this.”

EU federalists were delighted to hear Mr Van Rompuy talk of European taxes.

Andrew Duff, the Liberal Democrat MEP and president of the Union of European Federalists, said: “He is a federalist and federalists believe in that approach. We have got to have a reform of the financial system. We have also got to grow the size of the EU budget to reflect the growth of competences that are in the Lisbon treaty, such as foreign and security policy, a common energy policy and climate change measures.” Britain is traditionally opposed to EU-wide tax proposals, despite Mr Brown’s recently proposed “Tobin tax” – an international levy on financial transactions as proposed by James Tobin.

William Hague, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, said: “Britain would not be the only EU country that would find a proposal to give the EU tax-raising powers totally unacceptable. Advocacy of such a policy is not a fruitful use of anyone’s time.”
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Innlegg dassrull 22 Nov 2009, 17:36

Bør EU få fredsprisen?
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Innlegg QIQrrr 25 Nov 2009, 00:02

European Parliament, Strasbourg, November 24, 2009: Paul Nuttall MEP speaks to the European Parliament on the subject of Man Made Climate Change ahead of the Copenhagen Summit.

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Innlegg QIQrrr 26 Nov 2009, 14:11

Political past may haunt commission nominees

euobserver.com, November 26, 2009

A handful of nominees for the new EU executive could find themselves under fire over past associations with Communism, after the centre-right in the European Parliament indicated it will take a tough line on the issue in upcoming hearings.

The European People's Party - the largest grouping in the chamber - said in a declaration last week that nominees "must under no circumstances have been associated with oppressive regimes and must not have participated in non-democratic governments or political movements."

The statement has been widely interpreted as meaning the EPP will try to block former Communists or Communist sympathisers from joining the EU executive when MEPs vet candidates next year.

It is unclear where the EPP will draw the line.

Centre-right MEPs have said they will not start a "witch-hunt" over youthful experiments, with Jose Manuel Barroso, the conservative European Commission president, himself a one-time Maoist and a leader of the underground Communist Party of the Portuguese Workers/Revolutionary Movement of the Portuguese Proletariat (PCTP/MRPP).

The proviso may also exempt the EU's new centre-left foreign minister, Catherine Ashton, who was in the 1970s and 1980s a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), became its treasurer in 1980 and represented the group at Communist Party meetings, according to a recent report in the right-wing Daily Mail newspaper.

But Ms Ashton has already been forced to defend herself following allegations that the Kremlin bank-rolled the CND and a call by Prague's former Europe minister, Alexandr Vondra, for an investigation.

Czech MEP Hynek Fajmon, who sits with the UK-Tory-aligned European Conservatives and Reformists grouping in the parliament, said: "Everyone knows that the Kremlin supported CND. It was the fifth column of the Soviet Union in the West."

Her spokesman, Lutz Guellner, said that Ms Ashton's time as an anti-nuclear campaigner was merely a youthful indiscretion: "Like any young person in the late 70s, Ms Ashton was involved in the big campaigns of the time."

"During her time in CND, she never visited the Soviet Union. She had no contact with the Soviet Union and never accepted any money from Soviet sources," he said. "She has never been a member of the Communist Party."

The Hungarian nominee, Laszlo Andor, may also attract EPP attention, with Euro-deputies from Fidesz, Hungary's right-wing opposition party, having said that he is "unacceptable."

Mr Andor was an anti-Stalinist socialist, who, according to one Hungarian diplomat, was once close to the Hungarian Communist Party but was never a member.

Currently an economist and board member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he remains a committed leftist and is editor-in-chief of Eszmelet (Consciousness), which right-wing daily HetiVelasz describes as a "neo-Marxist" periodical, but which Hungarian diplomats describe as "more like Le Monde Diplomatique," a left-wing French journal owned by Le Monde.

If Fidesz attacks Mr Andor as keenly as it did his predecessor, former Communist official Laszlo Kovacs, it risks undermining the Hungarian nominee's chances of landing a decent portfolio.

No school for spies

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic's nominee, Stefan Fuele, who is currently the country's European affairs minister, was once a member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, as was Slovakia's nominee and its current commissioner, Maros Sefcovic.

The pair were students at the prestigious Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the diplomatic school of the Russian foreign ministry. In Soviet times, admission to the MGIMO was largely reserved to children of party members and "approved cadre."

There has been some mention in the Czech press about the school being a KGB "incubator." But this was denied by one 1980s alumnus who knew Mr Sefcovic as a student. "It was a school for the elite, sure, and students came from the Communist camp, but it was no 'spy school.' It was for future diplomats, journalists, economists, lawyers, not spies," the contact told this website.

Mr Fuele and Mr Sefcovic joined the Communist party because they wanted to become diplomats, not for ideological reasons, Czech and Slovak commentators said.

The Greek nominee, Maria Damanaki, was a member of the Communist Youth while a student in the 1970s and took part in the Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military junta. She was arrested and tortured by the regime.

From 1977 to 1993 she was an MEP first for the Communist Party and then with Synaspismos, a non-Stalinist far-left party. She later resigned and joined the mainstream Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok), where she sits on its left wing and works on education and culture.

Changing spots

Estonia's nominee and the current administration and anti-fraud commissioner, Siim Kallas, was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1972 to 1990. He went on to become a free-market liberal and the country's prime minister in 2002, later installing Kremlin-wary officials in key places in his Brussels team.

The parliament will hold hearings with the 26 commissioners starting 11 January. The entire college, along with President Barroso, will then be subject to a vote in plenary, probably towards the end of the month.

"There is a lot of posturing going on. We should make up our minds on the basis of people's individual performance capacity and quality," a spokesman for the EU parliament's centre-left faction, Armin Machmer, said.
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Innlegg QIQrrr 17 Des 2009, 05:01

Europe: An Impending Disaster

The Market Ticker, Karl Denninger, December 16, 2009

I have long maintained that the EU Zone is an absolute train wreck - that their banks have less transparency and more leverage than ours, and have recognized less of their total losses.

As such they are literally dancing with jugs of nitroglycerine.

Well, now Bloomberg pipes up with this:

    Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank officials are moving closer to forcing banks to provide more information about the collateral they give the ECB in return for loans.
What?

You mean the ECB doesn't have full information about the paper they took in as collateral for loans? What could they possibly want to know?

    Under the terms of the collateral consultation, officials want banks to provide information about individual loans such as the value of the property backing a mortgage, details on cash flow and whether the borrower is in arrears, the people said.
WHAT?!

You have to be kidding me. The ECB is holding paper as collateral where they don't even know if the borrower is making the payments - that is, whether THE LOAN HAS DEFAULTED OR NOT?

    The ECB has already tightened the rules for asset-backed securities it accepts as the central bank moves toward unwinding its emergency liquidity measures. The ECB said Nov. 20 it wants to ensure “high credit standards” are met and aims to restore “the proper functioning of the ABS market.”
Like hell.

I warned you all several times about this crap. Now it's leaking into the mainstream media...... which means that beyond the walls of the ECB it is now common knowledge.

How long before you see this?
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PS: There's more where this Ticker came from - this one is a tease for tomorrow..... To those who said the Euro Zone would be ok, I have only one phrase for you: "I told you so!"
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Innlegg QIQrrr 21 Des 2009, 08:28

The Daily Telegraph, December 20, 2009: Gordon Brown is drawing up plans for the European Union to become a global warming "policeman", monitoring individual countries' compliance with carbon-cutting targets. The plan emerged from the chaotic Copenhagen conference on climate change, which ended in acrimony any mistrust between world leaders. The summit was unable to reach a substantive deal on cutting greenhouse gases because of a row over how countries would prove that they are honouring promises to cut their carbon emissions. China in particular objected to any external monitoring of its actions. Mr Brown and French President Nicholas Sarkozy now are working proposals for a "European monitoring organisation" that will oversee every country's actions on emissions. The plan emerged after US President Barack Obama suggested that monitoring could be done using spy satellites - Copenhagen climate summit: plan for EU to police countries' emissions
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The Daily Telegraph, December 20, 2009: It is becoming dangerous to associate with economic and ideological power in Southern Europe, or what Europol calls the "Mediterranean triangle" of anarchist violence. Greece's Revolutionary Struggle detonated a car bomb at the Athens Stock Exchange in September. Citigroup's branches have been targeted twice this year. Hooded extremists attacked the rector of Athens University in his office this month, sending him to hospital with head injuries. In Milan, the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) planted 2kg of dynamite last week at Bocconi University, the symbol of the free market in Italy. The FAI left a note threatening a "bloodbath" for capitalists. Security forces have issued alerts for the Milan bourse, Unicredit, and Barclays. Italians have begun to ask whether their country is returning to the 1970s, the "years of lead" when the Red Brigades murdered ex-premier Aldo Moro. The FAI is no friend of Europe either. It sent letter bombs earlier this decade to the heads of the Commission and the European Central Bank and to the European Parliament. In Spain, Barcelona's anarchists have been conducting a low-level campaign against bank cash machines, supermarkets, and firms such as Manpower. Valencia and Galicia have seen a wave of attacks. "Activities by left-wing and anarchist terrorists and extremists are increasing in quantity and geographical spread in the EU," said Europol. Portugal has its own twist. The Trotskyist-Maoist Bloco emerged as third party with 11pc of the vote in the June elections - Euro 'Diktats’ risk terrorist response across Southern Europe
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Mail Online, January 1, 2010: Tens of thousands of Brussels bureaucrats are threatening to strike over attempts to slash their inflation-busting 3.7 per cent pay rise. Many EU countries, including Britain, voted to halve the planned increases just before Christmas, warning that they were unacceptable when most countries have ordered public sector pay freezes at home. However, the 45,000 EU civil servants have refused to accept a 1.85 per cent increase and have threatened five days of strikes to disrupt confirmation hearings for new EU Commissioners in the middle of this month. [...] EU bureaucrats are already facing criticism about the size of their pay and perks. A junior secretary receives around £2,800 after deductions per month - Highly-paid EU civil servants threaten strikes
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Innlegg QIQrrr 10 Feb 2010, 05:35

The Market Ticker, February 9, 2010: Unlike Greece, which has a GDP of EUR $261 billion, Spain's is EUR 1.134 trillion and Italy's EUR 1.406 trillion. Portugal and Ireland's economies are smaller, but they belie big problems, with the "best" indication being the external debt to GDP ratio. Italy's is 127% (the US is running close to 100% at present), while Greece's is 161%. Spain's, on the other hand, is 171%. Germany, for all of its vaunted "strength", runs 178% of GDP, Portugal is at 214% and Ireland is running an unbelievable 1267%. That's right - tiny Ireland with EUR 144 billion in GDP has well north of a trillion Euros outstanding in external debt. This, by the way, makes clear that debt service is likely compounding upon itself even now, which is a death spiral from which one cannot escape - whether it is being recognized or not. Oh, and don't look at Great Britain as a bastion of "fiscal responsibility" - they're over 400% - nor the Swiss, at 423%. The lesson here? We have not only fixed nothing the so-called "coordinated actions" of so-called "world leaders" have set up a potential catastrophe originating in Europe. More than two years ago I predicted that Europe was the most likely place where the second leg - the real "Oh.... My...... God" moment - would originate in this economic mess. These ratios were the reason for my prediction, and all that has happened over the last two years is that they've gotten worse. Neither Germany or the rest of the EU can fix this without massive reform - read that as restructuring and/or default - of the external debt in these nations, including Germany itself. Go ahead and believe this won't blow up if you want to - Is That A Bailout Or A Lit Fuse?

Zero Hedge, February 9, 2010: Now that some sort of Greek bailout is imminent, most likely in asset guarantee form, it is high time to evaluate the full impact of Europe's decision to jettison monetary prudence at the expense of patching a crumbling fiscal dam holding back trillions in bad investment decision cockroaches, accumulated over the years. Relying on a presentation by ML's Jeffrey Rosenberg, we observe that by providing loan guarantees to the periphery, the core (Germany/France/Benelux) may have well destabilized the core problem for the Eurozone, namely a whopping €1.6 trillion (that's in euro) in total 2010 financing needs, a number which consists of €400 billion in 2010 bond maturities, €700 billion in rolling short term debt and €530 billion in combined 2010 fiscal deficits. Germany has just taken an acute liquidity crisis in the periphery, and courtesy of action we already saw earlier in Bund rates, has sown the seeds for a funding crisis of none other than the very heart of the Eurozone - Deconstructing Europe: How A €20 Billion Liquidity Crisis Is Set To Become A €1.6 Trillion Funding Crisis
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The Daily Telegraph, February 16, 2010: The European Union has shown its righteous wrath by stripping Greece of its vote at a crucial meeting next month, the worst humiliation ever suffered by an EU member state. The council of EU finance ministers said Athens must comply with austerity demands by March 16 or lose control over its own tax and spend policies altogether. It if fails to do so, the EU will itself impose cuts under the draconian Article 126.9 of the Lisbon Treaty in what would amount to economic suzerainty. While the symbolic move to suspend Greece of its voting rights at one meeting makes no practical difference, it marks a constitutional watershed and represents a crushing loss of sovereignty - Greece loses EU voting power in blow to sovereignty
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