Opinion – Athens raids public health coffers in hunt for cash – FT.com – John Gelmini

Dr Alf poses the old age question about Greece.

Sadly, we are in for more of the same, posturing, a play-let about how hard-pressed the Greek people are, how unfair Germany is, and how necessary it is to bail out Greece yet again.

At the 11th hour, a sordid deal will be struck, and Greece will once again be bailed out.

Greece seems incapable of genuine reform, something which should be obvious to everyone who has seen how that country has behaved over the past 200 years.

Despite this, the goal of a ‘United States of Europe’ is unstoppable because the Bilderbergers and before them people like Churchill the Druid (He can be seen on You Tube being initiated into the Ancient Order of Druids in 1920) and Monnet in 1944 have created so much momentum that Greek debts will be written off as part of the price of this grand vision.

John Gelmini

Auditors unaware if “Youth Guarantee” has provided a single job yet | EurActiv

This is a worrying although not entirely surprising story reported by EurAct.

via Auditors unaware if “Youth Guarantee” has provided a single job yet | EurActiv.

Personally, I have been suspicious of some of the European Commission’s initiatives for some time – with big marketing budgets and little in demonstrable results.

For me this provides evidence to cut back the Brussels bureaucracy.

I’m not a politician but the solution to youth unemployment with more attractive policy options seems clearly visible.

Firstly, provide a massive fiscal stimulus, especially for capital spending.

Secondly, provide large tax incentives for training, re-skilling and languages.

Thirdly, let the unemployed do a form of ‘national service’, where they can learn new skills.

Thoughts?

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