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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - * * *
    divine Has injured the soul For snow sparkles on an alpine meadow Half covered with green signifying generosity Of spirit in all situations like flowers in May A wanderer walks up above on a high trail And speaks irritably to a friend about a cross He sees in the distance set for someone Who died on the path what does it mean Beginning at the Abyss Vom Abgrund nemlich We began of course at the abyss And have gone forth like lions In doubt and anger For men are more sensual In the heat Of deserts Drunk with light and the spirit of animals Lies down with them But soon like a dog My voice will wander in the heat Through the garden paths In which people live In France The Creator Frankfort rather for to speak of nature Is to take its shape human nature I mean Umbilicus to the earth Our time Is also time and of German making An overgrown hill hangs above My gardens Cherry trees But a sharper breath Blows through the absences in stone And there I am All things at once A slender Nut tree bends over The well springs and Berries like coral Hang on the bush above the wooden downspout Which they used to make of corn But now Quite frankly it sings most forcefully of flowers The news from town where the smell of lemons And oil from Provence rises almost painfully To the nose for which I d like to thank The region of Gascony Still to be seen What tamed and nourished me A love of the skewer and holiday roast The table and dusky grapes so ripe Read me please O German flowers O my heart is turning To the truest crystal in which The German light is tested Greece Griechenland Voices of fate ways a traveler goes In your blue school The blackbird s song can be heard At a distance amid the uproar of heaven The cloud s good mood Well tempered by God s existence A thunder storm And cries out like a watchman for Immortality and heroes So many things to recall Ringing out upon it like a drum skin The earth proceeds from its own ruins and temptations of the saints For the work takes shape from the beginning Follows great laws and knowledge And tenderness and the bright wide surface of heaven Later clouds of song become visible Earth s umbilicus is firmly fixed Its flames and common elements Are hidden in riverbanks of grass The upper air lives above pure thought On clear days the light is silver As a sign of love the earth is violet blue Even the humble have great beginnings Every day for the sake of men God puts on marvelous clothes And though his face is beyond knowing He suffuses the air with art And space and time conceal The awesome one So you won t love him too much With your prayers or Your

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - Europe’s Rule-of-Law Crisis
    In the process fundamental rights have been ignored media freedom has been curbed refugees have been demonized and Orbán is doing everything in his power to weaken the EU Attempts by EU institutions to convince Orbán to change course have only emboldened him to commit further outrages against democratic norms Meanwhile a democratic crisis has emerged in Poland as well starting last October when the Law and Justice PiS a Euroskeptic party that also opposes immigration secured an outright parliamentary majority by promising to implement populist economic policies and put Poland first Yet since the election PiS has launched a series of attacks on the Polish constitution itself Government legislation aimed at reforming Poland s Constitutional Court has been condemned by the Court itself and the European democracy watchdog the Venice Commission The government has effectively precluded the Court from ruling on the constitutionality of legislation This weakens a key pillar of the democratic rule of law and thus is highly problematic for Poland and Europe alike Hungary and Poland are the leading edge of a far right agenda that has taken hold throughout Europe pursued by parties that are exploiting the political vacuum created by the EU s failure to address the financial and refugee crises So how can the tables be turned In democratic countries it is vital that democracy s enemies be fought with democratic means It is vital that the outside world impress on the Hungarian and Polish people themselves that in a globalized world nationalism offers only false security and economic irrelevance Both countries at the heart of Europe have profited enormously in every sense from EU membership they must not throw away their opportunity to make further progress Hungarians and Poles rejected international isolation in 1989 After the fall of the Iron Curtain both countries became staunch NATO allies even before they joined the EU The geopolitical and security arguments for European unity are overwhelming and there can be no united Europe without Hungary and Poland But all of us and in particular the peoples of Hungary and Poland must remember that NATO like the EU was founded on the fundamental principles of democracy individual liberty and the rule of law A government that flouts those principles jeopardizes the coherence and solidarity of the alliance It is therefore vital that the United States and other NATO allies speak out now and insist that functioning democratic checks and balances are safeguarded It would be unimaginable for NATO heads of state to go ahead with their planned leadership summit in Warsaw in June if Poland remains in its constitutional crisis with the government disregarding the rule of law and the opinion of a respected international body Hungarians and Poles must be reminded that Russian President Vladimir Putin is actively attempting to divide and weaken the EU and NATO If Europe is to face down aggression from the Kremlin it is essential that Poland and Hungary adhere to these groups fundamental values and principles But it is

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - * * *
    del icio us Digg Comments 0 posted total displaying Post your comment Your name Your e mail address Your website You re writing reply to Cancel Add your comments Please enter the code you see in the image Image Code Email to a friend To Bcc Your email address Message Print version Plain text Tags përkëdheljet 1 trokitjet 1 lindja e ditës 1 kohëbrengë 1 kohebrenge 1 krizantemat 1 perkedheljet

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - Europe’s Generational War
    long underpinned social and political stability has been broken The conservative philosopher Edmund Burke famously saw society as a contract not just among those who are living but also with those who are dead and those who are to be born Burke was suspicious of popular politics that would favor the current generation over future cohorts The father of welfare economics Arthur Pigou thought that the state would somehow protect the social contract s absent partners but that view was hopelessly idealistic What motive would the government have to be a trustee for unknown people at the expense of real and present voters The focus on the present has far reaching consequences The impact is particularly severe in a context of labor mobility where the losers at the ballot box the young wield another weapon their feet In countries dominated by gerontocratic politics young people typically try to leave as quickly as possible And because young people receive extensive subsidies in the form of education when they leave they take with them resources that could otherwise have been used to pay for other people s retirement Put another way they leave behind a debt burden that will be much more difficult to reduce without them This trend is fueled by inadequate economic opportunities at home In the mid twentieth century rapid economic growth implied that each generation would have a better future than the last Today by contrast widespread malaise and forecasts of secular stagnation make promises about a better future appear fraudulent In many countries particularly in the Mediterranean but also elsewhere in Europe as well as in North Africa youth unemployment has reached record levels owing to a combination of problematic macroeconomic policies and bad labor market policies With the young seemingly bound to leave spending on education increasingly appears to be a waste As education diminishes the amount of investment in human capital that the migrants take with them declines but so does the amount of human capital that stays behind A better approach would be to reverse the exodus of the young through better policies as Ireland did in the late twentieth century with rapid economic growth leading many of the skilled workers who had left in the 1980s to return and spur even faster growth In order for such a reversal to take place however young people s countries of origin must become more open and more innovative no small feat especially when the elderly are in political control In short there are many feedback loops that make the gerontocracy self reinforcing The damage wrought by the preference for the old over the young extends beyond national economies Environmental damage on a global scale provides perhaps the starkest illustration of how today s middle aged population is making decisions without regard for the younger generation and those that will follow Indeed global warming for example is often viewed as imposing a heavy burden on future generations While the scale of this burden has not been

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - The Panama Papers
    të vënë me korrupsion Le të marrim një shembull ilustrues Le të supozojmë se kompania amerikane Gringo Limon USA me qendër në Chicago vendos të investojë në Shqipëri Ajo themelon një filial në Tiranë Gringo Limon Albania të cilin e financon me 10o milionë dollarë për të blerë plantacione limoni dhe pajisje paketimi Kështu Gringo Limon Albania rrit vjel paketon i vë markën Gringo Limon dhe e eksporton prodhimin e saj në Romë ku limonët e saj shiten në supermarkata Le të supozojmë se në fund të vitit 2015 Gringo Limon Albania kishte fitim 10 milionë dollarë Si rezultat kompania duhet të paguajë 1 5 milionë dollarë tatim mbi fitimin Kompania e paguan të gjithë fitimin e saj në Shqipëri por megjithatë nuk është e qartë se ku u krijuan fitimet finale në Shqipëri ku u prodhuan limonët në Itali ku u shitën apo në Amerikë ku punuan financierët menaxherët juristët e kompanisë Nëse janë krijuar nga të gjithë sa është kontributi në fitim i punonjësve në Shqipëri i emrit të kompanisë i ekspertizës së menaxherëve të saj Cila pjesë e fitimit duhet të taksohet në secilin vend Askush nuk mund ta thotë me siguri Kjo pasiguri u lë shteg të hapur kontabilistëve dhe financierëve për ta vendosur ata Madje për të gjetur mënyra interesante për të mos paguar në asnjë vend Ata i sugjerojnë presidentit të kompanisë mëmë Gringo Limon USA të krijojë një filial të kompanisë në Panama të quajtur Gringo Limon Financial Services Panama Filiali i Panamasë i jep filialit në Shqipëri një hua prej rreth 100 milionë euro me interes vjetor 10 për qind edhe pse duket interes i lartë nuk ka asnjë shkelje ligjore Në fund të 2015 s Gringo Limon Albania i paguan filialit të Panamasë 10 milionë dollarë si interes për huanë Si rezultat fitimi i filialit shqiptar bëhet zero dhe kompania paguan zero dollarë tatim mbi fitimin Ndërkohë filiali i Panamasë ka shënuar një fitim 10 milionë euro në fund të vitit por duke qenë se Panamaja është parajsë fiskale as atje nuk paguhet asnjë tatim mbi fitimin Në këtë mënyrë me anë të një operacioni nga një parajsë fiskale kompania Gringo Limon USA shmangu 1 5 milionë dollarë taksa që duhej të paguante në Shqipëri Le të supozojmë se tatimet shqiptare janë të kujdesshme dhe ja kanë bërë të qartë Gringo Limon Albania që do ta gjobisin nëse merr hua me interes 10 për qind ndërkohë që norma e interesit në treg është vetëm 4 për qind Në këto kushte financierët e Gringo Limon ndërmarrin një tjetër manovër Ata krijojnë një tjetër filial të kompanisë këtë herë në Ishujt Cayman Këtij filiali Gringo Limon USA i kalon pronësinë e markës Gringo Limon tashmë të gjitha filialet e kompanisë për të përdorur markën duhet t i paguajnë të drejtën e përdorimit këtij filiali Gringo Limon Albania e merr huanë nga Gringo Limon Panama me 4 përqind duke kënaqur tatimet shqiptare por i paguajnë 6 milionë dollarë filialit në Ishujt Cayman për të

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - The Referendum Charade
    that the British people should vote in a referendum on whether to continue the wartime coalition government the Labour leader Clement Attlee opposed it He called referendums un British and a device of dictators and demagogues Attlee was right Even though referendums are sometimes used in representative democracies as when British voters elected to stay in the European Economic Community in 1975 dictators are much keener on them After invading Austria in 1938 Hitler asked the Austrians in a plebiscite whether they wanted to be annexed by Germany It was a choice they could not really refuse Despots like to be backed by plebiscites because they do not only pretend to represent the People they are the People The vogue for referendums today reflects distrust of political representatives Normally in a liberal democracy we vote for men and women expecting them to study and decide on issues that most ordinary citizens have neither the time nor the knowledge to deal with themselves Trade agreements are typically something that voters would not be asked to concern themselves with directly A referendum is not usually an accurate sounding of people s rational faculties or a test of their expertise Referendums are about gut feelings which can be easily manipulated by demagogues That is why demagogues like them So far the Brexit debate in Britain has been almost entirely emotional focusing on the historical greatness of Britain the horrors of foreign tyrannies or conversely fears of what might happen if the status quo were to be upset Very few British voters have a clue about how the European Commission actually works or the role of the European Council but most have some feeling about Britain standing alone against Hitler or the prospect of being swamped by immigrants Usually in a referendum people decide on where they stand for reasons that have little to do with the question put to them Some people in Britain might choose to leave the EU just because they don t like Prime Minister David Cameron who is in favor of staying in Voters in the Netherlands and France voted against the proposed EU Constitution in 2005 Very few had probably ever read the Constitution it is in fact an unreadable document The no vote stemmed from general discontent with political elites associated with Brussels To some extent this was understandable and not without justification EU negotiations are complex and opaque to most people and EU institutions are remote No wonder many citizens feel that they have lost control over their political affairs Democratic national governments look more and more impotent and the EU is not a democracy The desire for referendums is not only a sign of internal national divisions it is yet another symptom of a global populist demand to take back our country This may be mostly delusional outside the EU Britain may actually have less power over its fate than if it stays in but the crisis of confidence needs to be taken seriously After

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - What are the economic consequences of Brexit?
    But assertions that Britain will be better able to foster trade with third countries once it has left the EU are not yet very credible Nor is it likely that the country can maintain the same access to the European single market while cutting down on regulation and budgetary transfers The scenario Leaving the EU is risky and will give the British economy a nasty jolt but once a new relationship is forged life will be neither better nor worse outside the EU The assumptions Ultimately the main assumption is that membership of the EU is not one of the most important issues in British economic prosperity Though trade matters and ties with the EU would deteriorate that would be offset by better relationships with other nations The other main forces behind economic growth investment skills competition innovation and entrepreneurship would remain intact But breaking away from the bloc would inject deep uncertainty into the UK economy until new relationships with Brussels and non EU countries were established creating an unstable period of low investment with the risk of a run on the pound Foreign investors could stop lending to Britain in the short term choosing to wait and see at a time of upheaval What proponents say A sizeable minority of economists maintain that Britain could continue outside of the EU with relatively little disruption Proponents of this school of thought point to European economies such as Norway and Switzerland which have prospered despite never being members of the EU Such economists accept that if the UK were to maintain deep and wide trade relations with the EU after leaving the bloc it would have to continue with many of the laws and regulations that are currently part of EU law Bridget Rosewell Senior Adviser at Volterra Partners says I don t think that Brexit makes any real underlying difference and indeed the advantages and disadvantages of membership of the EU are finely balanced But some who argue that Brexit changes little in the long run still worry about the transition out of the EU a concern they share with a wider number of economists Ms Rosewell adds that uncertainty and political disruption could make a difference Jonathan Portes who was a former senior government official before joining NIESR says that leaving would be a bloody nightmare especially for my former colleagues in the civil service There would be a bureaucratic crisis The hope would be not to do too much damage Of greater concern in financial markets is the possibility of a sudden outflow of money from the UK which could make the country s current account deficit of 5 per cent of national income difficult to finance Given the clear economic risks in the event of a vote to leave the EU markets would likely demand a considerably higher risk premium on the huge capital inflows required to finance that deficit says Neville Hill of Credit Suisse That would mean a sharp fall in sterling and the

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  • KLOSI News - KLOSI - Skenarë të frikshëm e të mundshëm
    tryeza të ndërmjetësuara konkluzionet e të cilave i nënshtrohen ekspertizës së institucioneve ndërkombëtare ku këto të fundit i kanë të tepruara qasjet burokratike teksa duhet theksuar se ndikohen dhe nga lobe të interesave të caktuara Aktualisht vendet e Ballkanit Perëndimor vuajnë mosdakordësitë brenda sistemeve të politikës dhe qeverisjes partitë në pushtet dhe qeverisjet anatemohen si të korruptuara dhe që e ushtrojnë të drejtën e pushtetit me metoda jodemokratike Kështu për shembull Në Shqipëri hendeku mes palëve është i thelluar madje dhe kur bëhet fjalë për reforma të rëndësishme dhe me interes publik siç është ajo e Reformës në Drejtësi implementimi i të cilës ka efekt të jashtëzakonshëm në lidhje me klimën e mirëbesimit të brendshëm dhe integrimin e Shqipërisë në Bashkimin Europian Në Serbi Aleksandar Vuçiç ish ministër i qeverisë së Millosheviçit në 1999 gjatë luftës në Kosovë është kryeministër që para dy vitesh dhe shanset janë të tilla që dhe pas zgjedhjeve të këtij viti Vuçiç të drejtojë qeverinë serbe Vuçiç përgjatë drejtimit të tij herë duket europianist e herë i dashuruar me Moskën Në Serbi pothuaj i gjithë spektri politik promovon ambiciet për një dominim serb të Ballkanit e këtë përpiqet ta bëjë duke u afruar shumë me Rusinë teksa përpiqet të ruajë marrëdhënie jo të ftohta me Brukselin Në Maqedoni vitin që shkoi stabiliteti i brendshëm u trondit duke degjeneruar në përleshje të armatosur siç ishte rasti i Kumanovës në muajin Maj Publikimi i përgjimeve të zyrtarëve maqedonas dhe qeverisja prej oligarku e Gruevskit ka bërë që në Maqedoni të ketë një dallim esencial midis komuniteteve ku ai i shqiptarëve edhe pse është popull shtetformues është lënë dukshëm pas dore më keq ende partitë klube të shqiptarëve manipulohen lehtësisht si nga Gruevski ashtu dhe Zajevi Gruevski është kryeministri që frikën dhe dhunën policore e ka bërë pjesë të pandashme të ushtrimit të pushtetit e me shumë shanse do të vijojë të sillet kështu pasi të jetë konfirmuar prej zgjedhjeve të reja që mbahen sivjet Në Malin e Zi Millo Gjukanoviç është në pushtet që prej 21 vjetësh herë kryeministër e herë president Partia e tij frikshëm gëzon pushtet të padiskutueshëm dhe kështu pret suksesin pas zgjedhjeve në vjeshtë të 2016 ës Në Kosovë situata politike është trazuar dukshëm divergjencat e opozitës me qeverinë në lidhje me marrëveshjet e kësaj të fundit me Serbinë dhe Malin e Zi kanë bërë që në parlamentin e Kosovës të përdoret sistematikisht gazi lotsjellës po kështu janë arrestuar dhe disa deputetë të opozitës e janë intensifikuar protestat popullore të cilat mund të çojnë Kosovën në zgjedhje të parakohshme Se çfarë mund të ndodh më tutje pritet për t u parë Dhe sikur të mos mjaftojë problematikat sa më sipër Ballkani duket se ka gjasa të shndërrohet në qendrën e konfrontimeve midis fuqive të Perëndimit dhe Lindjes Pavarësisht konfigurimit që do të ketë ripërcaktimi i zonave gjeopolitike dhe gjeo ekonomike midis deteve Adriatik të Zi Kaspik dhe Mesdheut Lindor Ballkani paraqitet si një njësi e rëndësishme ku Shtetet e Bashkuara të Amerikës Bashkimi

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