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Russia's "Startling" Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union

OWoN: Of course, the lack of trade is the problem. Now, it is out in the open, will Europe shift to Eurasia or stay with the U.S.? A stark choice, made more pointed when the SCO joins Eurasia. If Europe were a real diplomat they would try to be the bridge, perhaps someone else will pick up the mantle.

This is more than storm clouds for the dollar, if Europe shifts, and perhaps even more for Europe, if it does not. You can bet the Asian car boys are hoping Germany waits too long so they can establish their plants in Eurasia first and lock them out. However it goes, it will change the game for a long time. Either way, it's a loss only for the US, nothing to gain, all to lose. China and Russia will not stop until US influence is driven out of Global affairs and markets. It's about 2 or 3 Big Dogs fighting over territory now.




Russia's "Startling" Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union


Zero Hedge
By Tyler Durden
5 January 2015

Slowly but surely Europe is figuring out that as a result of the western economic and financial blockade of Russian, it is Europe itself that is suffering the most. And while Germany was first to acknowledge this late in 2014 when its economy swooned and is now on the verge of a recession, now others are catching on. Case in point: the former head of the European Commission, and Italy’s former Prime Minister, Romano Prodi who told Messaggero newspaper that the "weaker Russian economy is extremely unprofitable for Italy."

The other details from Prodi's statement:

Lowered prices in the international energy markets have positive aspects for the Italian consumers, who pay less for the fuel, but the effect will be only short-term. In the long-term however the weaker economic situation in countries producing energy resources, caused by lower oil and gas prices, mostly in Russia, is extremely unprofitable for Italy, he said.

“The lowering of the oil and gas prices in combination with the sanctions, pushed by the Ukrainian crisis, will drop the Russian GPD by five percent per annum, and thus it will cause cutting of the Italian export by about 50%,” Prodi said.

“Setting aside the uselessness or imminence of the sanctions, one should highlight a clear skew: regardless of the rouble rate against dollar, which is lower by almost a half, the American export to Russia is growing, while the export from Europe is shrinking.”

In other words, just as slowly, the world is starting to grasp the bottom line: it is not the financial exposure to Russia, or the threat of financial contagion should Russia suffer a major recession or worse: it is something far simpler that will lead to the biggest harm for Europe's countries. The lack of trade. Because while central banks can monetize everything, leading to an unprecedented asset bubble which if only for the time being boosts investor and consumer confidence, they can't print trade - that all important driver of growth in a globalized world long before central banks were set to monetize over $1 trillion in bonds each and every year to mask the fact that the world is deep in a global depression.

Which is why we read the following report written in yesterday's Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten with great interest because it goes right to the bottom line. In it Russia has a not so modest proposal to Europe: dump trade with the US, whose call for Russian "costs" has cost you another year of declining economic growth, and instead join the Eurasian Economic Union! From the source:

Russia has presented a startling proposal to overcome the tensions with the EU: The EU should renounce the free trade agreement with the United States TTIP and enter into a partnership with the newly established Eurasian Economic Union instead. A free trade zone with the neighbors would make more sense than a deal with the US.

It surely would, but then how will Europe feign outrage when the NSA is found to have spied yet again on its "closest trading partners?" Some more on Russia's proposal from EUobserver:

Vladimir Chizhov told EUobserver: “Our idea is to start official contacts between the EU and the EAEU as soon as possible. [German] chancellor Angela Merkel talked about this not long ago. The EU sanctions [on Russia] are not a hindrance”.

“I think that common sense advises us to explore the possibility of establishing a common economic space in the Eurasian region, including the focus countries of the Eastern Partnership [an EU policy on closer ties with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine]".

"We might think of a free trade zone encompassing all of the interested parties in Eurasia”.

He described the new Russia-led bloc as a better partner for the EU than the US, with a dig at health standards in the US food industry.

“Do you believe it is wise to spend so much political energy on a free trade zone with the USA while you have more natural partners at your side, closer to home? We don’t even chlorinate our chickens”, the ambassador said.

The treaty establishing the Eurasian Union entered into life on Thursday (1 January).

It includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, with Kyrgyzstan to join in May.

Modeled on the EU, it has a Moscow-based executive body, the Eurasian Economic Commission, and a political body, the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, where member states’ leaders take decisions by unanimity.

It has free movement of workers and a single market for construction, retail, and tourism. Over the next 10 years, it aims to create a court in Minsk, a financial regulator in Astana and, possibly, to open Eurasian Economic Commission offices in Astana, Bishkek, Minsk, and Yerevan.

It also aims to launch free movement of capital, goods, and services, and to extend its single market to 40 other sectors, with pharmaceuticals next in line in 2016.

And as a reminder: The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began.

So the ball is in your court, Europe: will it be a triple-dip (and soon thereafter quadruple: see Japan) recession as your Goldman-controlled central bank plunders ever more of what little is left of middle-class wealth with promises that this year - for real - is when it all turns around, or will Europe acknowledge it has had enough and shifts its strategic, and trade, focus from west (speaking of the TTIP, Germany's agriculture minister just said "We can't protect every sausage" referring to the TTIP) to east?

Considering just whose interests are represented by the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, we won't be holding our breath.

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3 comments :

  1. Do you think that Nato masters and Bilderberg CEO´s will let Europe break loose from the USA?I do not believe Britain will leave the anglo-american-zio empire to join eastwards,in that case will France and Germany be strong and allied enough to coop with defense of the West?,plus can they be leaders of all West (it does not look so as they let EU "piig" countries in big trouble for the sake of their own banks)instead of taking the profit just for themselves??

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  2. Food Supply Listed as Reason for EU to Dump U.S. and Join Russia http://www.activistpost.com/2015/01/american-food-supply-listed-as-reason.html It appears that the EU is both vulnerable and sought after - economically and geopolitically. Russia is making no bones about an open proposal to the EU. Essentially, dump the U.S. - don't join the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but join the Eurasian Economic Union, which went into effect January 1st. It's a call to join other members at the "cool table" - a promise of a better trading table. Western sanctions led Russia to ban food imports from the West. Russia has consistently rejected GMOs and went even further to tighten GMO sanctions. Is it any wonder why they have a valid card to use sway with the EU? Meanwhile, the EU can ostensibly continue keeping its patrons happy with consumer freedom regarding GMOs (yet is has been heavily tempted to give that power right back to GE corporate interests). If the EU chooses America, then that means the import of GE foods. They are straddling some fences. Russia has multiple ploys to "close the deal" with the E.U. One is to show them their bleak economic outlook. But another, no less, is to point to the bleak American food supply, even the non-GMO parts.(more at link)

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    “There are three portals currently in the process of activating with a fourth one about to open it’s crescendo.
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    These five portals would not be able to open if the context for activation was not begun with all of the concretions Alexandra created by opening those two portals in Africa. The two portals there had the effect of allowing time-space to open within the Heart space of Oneness. This activated the intention of Beingness within the higher octaves of Grace.

    The portals will have a dramatic impact on the dynamics occurring in this heliosphere.
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    Know that they harmonize with you and your being for realization of the absolute harmonic heart.
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    Harmonize this.
    Since the portals (and the beings that will be harmonized within them) will be changing the octave’s here, vibrational interference will not be allowed. The harmonic based technology that is being used to subsume us will elevate it’s tonal quotient and then not be able to expand its tonal impairments/impeadments.”

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