Europe is in turmoil, governments change and the fall of two prime ministers (Berlusconi in Italy and Papandreu in Greece) are clear indication that things are going to change. The question is now: “Are they going to change for the better?“
You see, three of the main European figures, two prime ministers and the president of the Central European Bank tied up with the BIG financial system, and with two Goldman Sachs men among them, it’s a little bit SCARY! We’ll see what they’ll do but my first thought is “What the HELL are Goldman Sachs AND THE FED doing in the European Governments?“
Let’s see who the new prime ministers are:
Italy: Mario Monti
Monti is a Praesidium member of Friends of Europe, a leading European think tank, was the first chairman of Bruegel, a European think tank founded in 2005, and he is European Chairman of the Trilateral Commission, a think tank founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller. He is also a leading member of the Bilderberg Group. He also is an international adviser to Goldman Sachs and The Coca-Cola Company.
Greece: Lucas Papademos
He has served as Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1980. He joined the Bank of Greece in 1985 as Chief Economist, rising to Deputy Governor in 1993 and Governor in 1994. During his time as Governor of the national bank, Papademos was involved in Greece’s transition from the drachma to the euro as its national currency.
After leaving the Bank of Greece in 2002, Papademos became the Vice President to Wim Duisenberg (and then Jean-Claude Trichet) at the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010. In 2010 he left that position to serve as an advisor to Prime Minister George Papandreou. (That didn’t work out quite as planned, now, did it?)
President of the Central European Bank: Mario Draghi
Draghi was then vice chairman and managing director of Goldman Sachs International and a member of the firm-wide management committee (2002–2005). A controversy existed on his duties while employed at Goldman Sachs. Pascal Canfin (MEP) asserted Draghi was involved in swaps for European governments, namely Greece, trying to disguise their countries’ economic status.