Who is pulling the strings in the EURO crisis?
(Press conference, European Parliament, Brussels – 01 December 2011)
Mario Borghezio MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Good morning to all. I give the floor to Mr Speroni, Co-President of our Group (Europe of Freedom and Democracy), who will illustrate the significance of our initiative.
Speroni: Thank you. Good morning to all. This event was the idea of our colleague Mr Borghezio, who has always been interested in what we can call the occult (secret) powers, i.e…up and above the governments, the Commission, the Council, etc., or other institutions, such as the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, etc.,
There exist structures that exert an influence on our economy, on our life, our work, our politics and these structures operate in a way that is clearly not transparent. And it is for this reason that Mr Borghezio, together with Mr Estulin, would like to explain something about it. The subject of the press conference is: Who is pulling the strings of the crisis? As I said, the secrecy or para-secrecy surrounding these organisations makes it difficult to explain exactly, but I would like to make two points of opinion: First, there is a type of speculation that seeks to profit from the situation which it perhaps has contributed to create. It attacks the weakest countries, the weaker economies, and seeks to make a profit.
As an example there is the current Italian government, which, in my judgement – I may be wrong, but I have the freedom of thought – in my judgement it is simply trying to pay that which the international speculators are expecting to receive. Not by accident, the interest rates on treasury bonds and other securities of the Italian state are slowly rising towards 10%, and to pay these amounts the government will soon adopt measures in order to pay those who invested against Italy’s interests.
Another, even more preoccupying aspect is the idea that is increasingly and insistently circulating, that the crisis was created by the fact that the euro is a currency without a state, that Europe needs more political integration; …they want to create a finance minister for the European economies – and so they are benefiting from the crisis, or perhaps they have created the crisis so as to move towards a European superstate which the citizens have never voted for and which they quite certainly don’t want. This is my opinion, but of course, the main experts are here on my right and left. Thanks to all.
Mario Borghezio MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Thank you, President Speroni. I also thank for being here, Ms Mara Bizzotto (MEP) who raises an interesting question, but I will keep you curious till the end of the conference, because she will speak about it herself. I also thank Mr Rossi [MEP], who is also very attentive to such issues. I wouild like to put some points.
I would like to remind everyone that on the 9 June of this year, we tried to attend – my assistant and I, in the process of humbly trying to do our jobs – I as an MEP and he as a research assistent in the European Parliament – to hear, at least in general, what these gentlemen were talking about, who were meeting at the elegant, highly reclusive resort of St Moritz. We were savagely thrown out because evidently these organisations don’t like transparency (read more about this: here).
As soon as Mario Monti’s candidature for prime minister was announced I immediately embarked to do my duty by reporting the clear incompatibility between the three posts that he had at the time, and that is his being an international adviser to Goldman Sachs, his being the President of the European Branch of the Trilateral Commission, as well as his representation on the European board of the Bilderberg group. There needed to be quite some insistence, many declarations – and I believe the pressure by Lega Nord was a factor to grasp the relevance of this embarrassing incompatability – and after several days after his swearing in – in my opinion these resignations were to take place at least simultaneously - but in any case, there have been these resignations [Monti of his posts].
I believe the best thing I can do in this press conference is to ask its main speaker, the journalist and investigative journalist Daniel Estulin, who is universally considered as the best scholar on such matters at an international level, a specific question: Do you think that these organisations have a specific role in the attempts to save the euro? And in which direction?
On my part, I ask a rhetorical question, but well-founded question to president Monti [in Italy prime minister is called 'president of the council of ministers'], and it is also important that it comes from Europe and also in the presence of European journalists, given that in Italy there does not seem to be the focused attention that is required in every democracy towards such fundamental issues posed by this anomalous government, which is an expression of European and Globalist synarchy [elitist joint rule]. So, PM Monti – after having submitted his resignations – would he finally tell us what he did at St Moritz and the preceding meetings? I am very interested in this recent meeting – and these must be very delicate decisions indeed if a Member of the European Parliament is forcefully impeded from hearing what is being said. Have they decided anything on the euro? Has there been some investiture in regard to the Italian government? Was anything decided in regard to the Berlusconi government? It would be very interesting to know in the name of the principles of transparency that are always invoked.
I conclude by saying that as a former national politician – for many years now I have been a Euro-Parliamentarian and I shouldn’t involve myself so frequently in Italian politics – but had I been involved in national politics (I still feel one) I would have felt attacked and insulted by yesterday’s declaration from various press agencies that ‘Monti has no need to be… the European Union has no need to be embarrassed by national politicians’. I believe that posing critical views, expressing sane and dutiful dissent against the construction of the European superstate, against the imposition of measures, such as the social butchery that the minions who serve strong powers are imposing on our country, is not something that should embarrass anyone, but instead it is dutiful in relation to public roles as well as the role of a prime minister, as we have rightly been remined by many observers, many critics, many students of politics and many journalists doing their duty against the preceding government in pointing out conflicts of interest. We should always do that. Naturally, to my friend Daniel Estulin who, like me and others here, is at the disposal of journalists, I will give as much space as possible, and eventually you can hear more of what he has to say when he replies to your questions.
Daniel Estulin: Starts in first video at 9:45 – Ends in second video below at 02:17.
Mario Borghezio MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): I very much thank my friend, Daniel Estulin, for being able to put in so much. We can start, but first I’ll just welcome Mr Fontana (MEP) and thank him for his presence – please…
QUESTION 1: Good day. Emanuele Barbieri, Radio Dimensione Musica, [indecipherable]. First of all, Mr Borghezio, thank you, because at the moment politicians are talking about HOW to respond to the market in a technical way, but perhaps not so enthusiastically about the WHY and the WHO in respect of this imposition that is coming externally; and I thank you for posing such an interesting question.
But between us, …, people of the mountains, people who work in crafts – and it’s about these people that I’d like an answer – the one that wakes up at 5 am, goes to the bank and asks for a loan to buy a little car, and says with this little car I will make money and repay the loan, give me a 4%-interest loan. The bank says no – I doubt that you’ll be able to pay for petrol because your country does not have energy resources, I prefer to give it to the Brazilian, or the Indian, because he not only can buy the car but he also has the fuel to go forward.
I ask this Who-and-why question: Don’t you think that the financial crisis is primarily an erergy crisis, and that this famed Europe has blocked us with a thousand institutions and has impeded Italy to continue its development, especially northern Italy, which was at the heart of its growth?
Mario Borghezio MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Thank you for the question, even if I kindly ask that questions are mainly addressed to our guest, who is very busy as he is always travelling across the globe on his book tours (his best selling book is “The true story of the Bilderberg Group“) . I think that you have raised a fundamental point that probably… Estulin has had a series of conventions on this issue – why has the crisis happened and how it is unfolding, because we maintain that never has an issue … [unclear] … information. Undoubtedly, you open an immense subject. I am in agreement with your question and it’s formulation and my answer to this is that I will commit to arming myself with precise information to lift the veil off this and other issues….
I have recently made a speech in plenary – there are no inquiries into who is speculating with Italian and other securities; Europe investigates everything, yet on this matter it does not. So that is how I will proceed in my commitment.
[inaudible] Before going to more questions I pass the floor to Ms Bizzotto who has yesterday made a very interesting question. I have myself put forward some questions in this regard, but she has made a specific [parliamentary] question on this issue to the European Commission.
Mara Bizzotto MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Good day to all. Thank you, Mario Borghezio for again talking about real problems in Europe. He has been here for many years and for many years he has been saying that Europe is not governed by the European Parliament or the member states, but the banks and the occult (secret) …[unclear]… that are now taking us into a tunnel leading to who knows where. I thank you because you had the courage to say certain things many years ago and you are still doing so now. I would also like to compliment journalist/author Estulin, because effectively… there are quite a number of his colleagues too who are talking about these things, and it is the time to do so because it is a time when the people are starting to understand that what you’ve said is true…
Plan B – from a number of declarations and indiscretions that we have read in the press, practically it seems that Germany is starting to print [deutsch] marks, that means it wants to leave the euro, understanding of course that we are moving towards collapse. I asked the Commission something very simple, given that these reports have never been denied, if it is true that the German government wants to return to the mark – and they are in the process of printing these marks -
Mario Borghezio MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Or a German euro.
Mara Bizzotto MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Or a German euro, we don’t know, but I believe the Commission cannot remain silent on this matter. And so we asked the Commission directly [Parliamentary Question] which will have to give some kind of reply. We asked clarity on this aspect. We asked of course whether Germany had communicated anything to the Commission. And we asked how the Commission evaluates the eventual withdrawal of Germany from the euro, or any other movements that Germany is making. I hope that the reply will contain some facts and that Prof. Monti says something in this regard.
Mario Borghezio MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Very well, by the way, today parliament is expected to approve a report giving more powers to the European Central Bank and we’ll have a good opportinity to speak on this issue at the Explanation of Votes session. If there are no immediate questions – I have impolitely interrupted my friend Estulin – ah, there you are -
QUESTION 2, from Nick Griffin MEP (British National Party): Let’s ask this directly, what is the significance of today’s new about the world’ central banks combining to step in, in effect as long as it lasts results?
ANSWERS from Daniel Estulin: 09:05 – 12:31
Mario Borghezio MEP (Lega Nord, EFD): Many thanks to Daniel Estulin. We assure you that we will periodically bring your independent voice and your competence on these issues to the European Parliament. I want to conclude by again underlining the importance of this definition, which, without prior permission I will also make mine: Monti is an insider, Barroso is an insider, Van Rompuy is an insider. It is about time that someone with an important role in the media starts to say it too, showing that courage that traditional the press and media have shown.
I would also like that someone joins me in my demand to Prof. Monti, who was present at that Bilderberg meeting, to raise the issue – given that this was not done by the Berlusconi governement, shamefully, or at least he did not efficaciously demand that the Swiss government and police apologise for the treatment that was reserved not for the politician who does not need such apologies, but for the parliamentary assistant who was there to do his job, and was treated exactly like me, like a criminal, whereas he is an upright person and a parliamentray assistant.
We know how important it is, even at an institutional level, the role of the parliamentary assistant. My friend Max Bertoni, a communal councellor in Milan, has been treated like me by the Swiss police, like a criminal, by order of these powers and up till now I have not had, as … Borghezio, any solidarity.