Alexis Tsipras Rime Minister Of Greece and Vladimir Putin President Of Federated Russia struck potential deals over investment in energy and other projects.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday held a telephone conversation with Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak. During the conversation, Storchak invited Greece to become the sixth member of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries, Greece’s Syriza party reported on its website. Storchak is a representative of the BRICS Bank which is now being established.
The newly appointed chief of the bank is Kundapur Vaman Kamath, the former Non-Executive Chairman of ICIC Bank, India’s second largest bank.
“The Prime Minister thanked Storchak and said he was pleasantly surprised by the invitation for Greece to be the sixth member of the BRICS Development Bank. Tsipras said Greece is interested in the offer, and promised to thoroughly examine it. He will have a chance to discuss the invitation with the other BRICS leader during the 2015 International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg,” the report read.
China’s President Xi Jinping (3rd R) meets with the guests at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launch ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Europeans defy US to join China-led bank:
The finance ministries of France and Germany have confirmed they’ll join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and Italy is expected to soon. Joining the rival to the US-led World Bank is seen as a setback for the Obama administration.
“The Ministry of Finance confirmed that France would join the AIIB bank,” French daily Le Figaro reported Tuesday.
Germany’s finance ministry said it was joining the bank, the BBC says, although Italy has yet to confirm the earlier report by the Financial Times (FT).
It is estimated that about one half to a third of all Cyprus bank deposits are of Russian origin. The ratings agency Moody’s estimates that there is about $31bn (21bn) of Russian money in Cypriot bank accounts – $12bn from banks and $19bn from businesses and individuals. Big News Network
At the Battle of Poitiers in 732, the Frankish kingCharles Martel defeated the Saracens and pushed the forces of Islam back into the Iberian Peninsula. It was not until 1492 that the Moors were finally thrown out of Europe, but in the meantime the Islamic virus was contained in Spain and Portugal, and thus kept out of the heart of Western Europe.
One of Charles Martel’s comrades-in-arms at Poitiers was a warrior of the North known as Ogier le Danois, later Holger Danske, or Holger the Dane. Although Holger was a historical figure, little is known of him, and most of the written material about him is drawn from legend.
With Cristiana Muscardini, Deputy Chairman of the International Trade Committee, filing a resolution to effectively restore Glass Steagall in Europe, to be voted upon in the European Parliament, AND with Austria and Belgium seriously considering following in Germany’s footsteps, it certainly SEEMS clear that the “long arm of Wall Street” (as denounced by Michigan Senator Carl Levin) has helped to establish the UNITED STATES as the key contributor to the complete defeat of any global financial reform component in America, whatsoever.