EU Unemployment Stats Troubling
With the Euro-zone embattled in a financial crisis that has seen the heads of the governments of Greece and Italy ousted, it certainly appears that there will be more leaders of financially insolvent countries to also be ousted from office in the very near future. One of the most recognizable signs of an economy in trouble is generally considered to be found in the host country’s unemployment numbers. With the creation of the Euro-zone and the one-region monetary currency of the Euro, the huge disparities between Euro-zone economies was supposed to be equalized, to hear the globalists that forced the Euro onto the countries of Europe tell it. Once again, it appears that the creation of the euro-zone has resulted in more of what it was promised to prevent: Countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal have now suffered immensley, compared to the economies of, say Germany. The following chart showing Unemployment numbers across the Euro-Zone, with U.S. and Japan included as a reference) compiled from Eurostat, shows just how Germany has thrived while other countries are suffering today. Germany has seen it’s unemployment remain stable around 5% right through the major EU financial crisis, while Spain’s has shot up to over 23% today.
In an article from Reuters and posted on MSNBC.com we see that Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Nicholas Sarkozy are calling for a new European treaty that would mean “stricter controls on each nation’s budget.. and harsh punishments for those who don’t stick to them.”
President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chancellor Angela Merkel said their proposal included automatic penalties for governments that fail to keep their deficits under control, and an early launch of a permanent bailout fund for euro states in distress.
They said they wanted treaty change to be agreed in March and ratified after France wraps up presidential and legislative elections in June. “We need to go fast,” Sarkozy said. (emphasis mine)
The question still remains unanswered as to just where the funding for this “permanent bailout fund” will come from. In looking at the unemployment numbers above, and the Merkel/Sarkozy refusal to the issuing of bonds in theory guaranteed jointly by all euro zone countries, but in practice by the bloc’s strongest member, Germany. “We reject the idea of euro bonds,” she said.
Sarkozy rallied behind her, saying it would be absurd for France and Germany to cover the debts of countries on whose debt issuance they-Zonehad no control. The two biggest economies that have inserted themselves as power-brokers over all of the Euro-zone now refuse to put up any of their funds to bail out the smaller countries. Again from the above-linked MSNBC article, we see the following tidbit from the UK government:
Several governments, notably Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands, oppose treaty change because it might not win public backing in a referendum.
The British government said the changes proposed by Sarkozy and Merkel did not mean a significant transfer of power to Brussels and would therefore not require a referendum in Britain, which does not use the single currency.
Merkel and Sarkozy’s “treaty change” will not require a referendum in Britain, who was smart enough to see this train-wreck of a powerplay for the disaster it was a long time ago. Meanwhile Germany and France enrich themselves while demanding stiff penalties for the smaller countries that have suffered directly from the EU Globalists massive power-grab. This situation is far from over, regardless of what Merkel and Sarkozy tell the world.