Without providing a link, ZeroHedge posted some comments today regarding "Helicopter Drop Theory" by Willem Buiter, Citibank's Chief Economist.
US tech firm has stepped up lobbying efforts with $3.5m charm offensive to persuade EU to drop punitive action over alleged abuse of monopoly position
Having won Time's "Person of the Year" award, German chancellor Angela Merkel may have little time, or cause, for celebration.
The European Central Bank just plunged its deposit rate further into negative territory, from -0.20% to -0.30%.
Three weeks ago, some were surprised to learn that after a blockbuster September, new RMB loans in China fell off a cliff in October, coming in at just CNY514 billion against consensus of CNY800 billion.
Two Turkish journalists have been detained after reporting that arms are being smuggled from Turkey to Syria possibly into the hands of the Islamic State.
The Paris terror attacks have prompted Belgium to call for a unified European intelligence agency that would share information to nip future threats in the bud. The idea has been met with skepticism from such EU members as Germany.
The EU's leaders pretend they are dismayed. Angela Merkel deplores the situation even as she is trying to throw Germany's metaphorical doors open to 1.5 million immigrants, illegal or not. Sweden has taken numerous refugees but now is pulling back.6/
European Union countries plan a crackdown on virtual currencies and anonymous payments made online and via pre-paid cards in a bid to tackle terrorism financing after the Paris attacks, a draft document seen by Reuters said.
While the saying goes "good fences make good neighbors," it appears the leadership of The EU is starting to get frustrated with the lack of acquiescence among some of the 'union's' newer or more marginal members.
Austria Builds New Fence; Germany, Sweden Resume Border Checks
Two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the vast reach of U.S. and U.K. surveillance, the U.S. Congress rolled back the most manifestly unconstitutional element: the bulk collection of domestic phone data.
Germany now is somewhere at the edge of anarchy and sliding towards civil war, or to become a banana republic without any government, says Hansjoerg Mueller of the Alternative for Germany party.
German chancellor Angela Merkel, EU president Jean-Claude Juncker, and French President Francois Hollande will not be pleased to learn UK Chancellor Seeks Two-Tier Europe Enshrined in Law.
Group calls NSA whistleblower a "human rights defender"
Ponders Article 222 for EU Military Aid to Halt Flow of Migrants
European Court of Justice Rules Bitcoin is a Currency
Proposed legislation aims to protect net neutrality across the EU, but major loopholes threaten to undermine it
Together with Greece briefly soaring to prominence over the summer (only to fade into perpetual obscurity in its new role as Germany's certified Mediterranean colony), the biggest event of this past summer -
Merkel Seeks to "Europeanise" Border Controls; Emergency EU Meeting Called
Going together where very few have gone before
Thanks largely to efforts by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany is expected to receive between 800,000 and 1 million refugees this year.
Thousands of austerity measures, dramatic cuts in incomes, incredible hikes in taxes. Five and a half years in deep recession. Three bailout agreements. And where do Greeks stand now?
The European Union has always been primarily a political project.
The small EU country of Estonia is experiencing a boom in e-immigration, with an online residency program launched in December growing more quickly than anticipated.
In the last 24 months, Canada, Cyprus, New Zealand, the US, the UK, and now Germany have all implemented legislation that would allow them to first FREEZE and then SEIZE bank assets during the next crisis.
Slowing growth in emerging markets and slumping commodity prices are posing fresh challenges to the euro-area economy, which may need to be countered by adjustments to quantitative easing, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said.
--More Signs The Eurozone Is Grinding To A Halt
A trans-Atlantic pact that potentially allows U.S. spies to get their hands on European citizens' private data was declared invalid by the EU's highest court, in a ruling that threatens to plunge Internet companies into a legal limbo.