BANKING VS DEMOCRACY: how power shifted from parliament to the banking sector

EXECUtIVE SUMMARY This report asks if power has shifted from Westminster down the river to the City of London. What we find is a banking system that has more ‘spending power’ than the democratically elected government, no accountability to the people, and massive concentration of power in the hands of …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: No Species Is Safe From Illicit Wildlife Trade

  Tuesday, March 12, 2013 HSBC, Panama: “Exit, Stage Right” Video: Raymond Baker at the Wilson Center on Illicit Financial Flows from Russia Senator Carl Levin to Retire After 2014 Denmark Increases Corporate Transparency One Thing We Learned From The Senate’s Too Big To Jail Hearing Yesterday Congress Must End …

Money for the People: Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy

Money for the People: Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy   Ellen Brown http://WebofDebt.com/articles March 7, 2013 Default on the public debt, nationalization of the banks, and a citizen dividend could actually save the Italian economy.   Comedian Beppe Grillo was surprised himself when his Five Star Movement got 8.7 million …

“UK to investigate whether pension providers are competing on charges” from IPE News, Jan. 17

  UK to investigate whether pension providers are competing on charges   UK – OFT probe comes as part of ‘growing focus’ on fees, pension association says.   Read more…         European Parliament approves new rules for ratings agencies   Equities, corporate bonds drive returns for Austrian …

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Ramsar Con-vention on Wetlands – Summary & Analysis

The eleventh conference of the contracting parties (COP 11) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat was held from 6-13 July 2012 at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, on the theme “Wetlands: Home and Destination.” Over 2000 participants representing the 162 …

Queen’s Speech promises to deliver electricity market reforms

09 May 2012 BREAKING NEWS Queen’s Speech promises to deliver electricity market reforms Legislation to enable launch of Green Investment Bank also confirmed in annual agenda for next year of parliament READ» ALSO IN THE NEWS WWF leading corporate giants to epic carbon cuts Companies including Coca-Cola and IBM cut …

Public Hearing in the European Parliament

PUBLIC HEARING IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Brussels – 28 February 2012 A European policy for employee ownership and participation I am delighted to invite you to a public hearing in the European Parliament, about: “A European policy for employee ownership and participation”. The hearing will take place on February 28, …

The 2011 State of the Future

The 2011 State of the Future is now available at: http://millennium-project.org/millennium/2011SOF.html The executive summary can be downloaded at no cost. Invaluable insights Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations Fascinating read Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald and co-winner Pulitzer Prize A must read for any decisionmaker Enrique Peña Nieto, Governor of the State …