Tyshchenko: “…PR [Party of Regions] members and their adherents should comprehend doubtful legitimacy of such decisions and the importance to perceive the legitimacy of the parliament as such in the eyes of the voters and the society.

Blame the Euro, not Cyprus 2013/4/3 19:46:58

Christensen says of the Euro: “The real problem lies in the framework that is created by politicians, preventing free markets to deal with excesses in the way capitalism always does. Solving crises and exposing poor business models are part of capitalism, and it is not always pretty – but it is a damn sight more efficient and quicker than trying to desperately salvage what is already doomed.”

The commentary below by Svitlana Kononchuk, Head, Politics Department of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR), presents discussion of Ukraine’s referendum procedures that have been slanted in such a way as to almost guarantee referendum results desired by the incumbent administration

 

Some of those in the Verkhovna Rada pushing a tax on accounts should visit Cyprus to see how even the suggestion of such a plan there sent people into the streets – and bankers scurrying for cover

 

“[Elvira] Nabiullina belongs to the Moscow liberal economic establishment; she is not identified with very strongly held views. Among many opinionated people, she was always the sensible person who tried to get things done. In the best sense of the word, she is an able technocrat. Clearly, Putin thinks so too. Interestingly, Nabiullina is not only a woman, but ethnically a Tartar of Muslim origin.”

Manjoo: “Google Fiber is totally awesome, but it's also completely unnecessary.” UBO responds: "Wrong on all counts."

The commentary below by Svitlana Kononchuk, Head, Politics Department of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR), seeks to bring clarity to questions related to state funding of political parties in Ukraine

 

Taras Kuzio: “The Ukrainian authorities’ politicized investigation of the Shcherban murder continues to be based on a poor quality of witnesses and paltry evidence.”

A Thai government program that some claim was ill-conceived and badly managed has left the government with 10 million tons of rice it has been unable to sell and a commitment to buy as much as seven million tons more this year

When Vladimir Putin and Viktor Yanukovych sit down in Moscow, unexpected factors could be the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea and Mr. Putin’s determination to remain a power in the Arab world.

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