Institutional activities are on our watch list for observing agreements that change direction away from the current destructive path. Monday evening will reveal much, as Sunday, 15th Feb 2015, is the date for the cease fire Minsk agreement to be in full effect in the Ukraine region. However, some say that “Minsk-Two-Point-O” (Minsk 2.0) is still unenforceable, and ask who will enforce it? Perhaps that is why the agreement was given some days before going into effect, to possibly get armed institutions in position to stop hostile agents?
Neo-nazis and military contractors in Kiev have been a unchecked violent influence throughout the region.
Meanwhile, further to the West of Ukraine, Greece and the European Union are seeking to reach agreements on funding the debt. Monday, 16th Feb 2015, Greece will face the Loan sharks of the IMF, EC, and ECB, (Collectively known as the Troika).
Greece’s current agreement with the troika, which Syriza says it will not renew, expires on February 28. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem threated Greece, saying that Greece needs to make a request by Monday to get an extension to the bailout program that ends 28th Feb.
*Premier Li Keqiang expressed that Chinese enterprises are willing to invest in Greece.
Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been invited to visit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang…
Again, we are watching for agreements that hint at the shake up or shake down for future months within the criminal activities of the institutions still at large.
Almost completely drowned out by the media blitz over the Ukraine and Greek crises were the G20 meetings in Istanbul, Turkey.
We recognize the criminal agents and officials within the institutions will not stop their criminality and the roles are playing out as need be… ~Ron
Asked about the ceasefire agreed in Minsk, Thunderstorm broke out laughing…
In another ominous note for the ceasefire, Dmytro Yarosh, leader of Right Sector, a Ukrainian nationalist fighting group, said on Friday that any agreement with “pro-Russia terrorists” was “unconstitutional” and that his unit “reserves the right to continue active military operations”. –theguardian.com
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“What we want is a deal. But if there is no deal – hopefully (there will be) – and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow apart Europe, then we have the obligation to go to Plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source,” he told a Greek television show that ran into early Tuesday. “It could be the United States at best, it could be Russia, it could be China or other countries,” -Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Lew spoke by phone Friday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to discuss the latest developments, a day after Tsipras laid out his plans to European leaders in Brussels to overhaul the country’s international bailout.
Lew “urged all parties to set aside rhetoric and focus on reaching a pragmatic path forward,” the Treasury said in a statement. –eubusiness.com
Fresh talks begin on forcing Greece to accept austerity package
The Greek negotiating team is led by Professor Giorgos Chouliarakis, who teaches at the University of Manchester. He is working with debt restructuring advisers from Lazard, a US investment bank. Greece’s main creditors are represented by Declan Costello of the European Commission, Klaus Masuch of the ECB, and Rishi Goyal of the IMF. The troika’s team is led by Thomas Wieser of the Euroworking Group, a hard-line proponent of austerity. –wsws.org