As it happened many times in Greece for six years since the explosion of the financial crisis, the European Financial Dictatorship (EFD) seeks to bypass democratic processes in order to impose the "Greek model" throughout eurozone.
As The Guardian reports:
France’s Socialist government has taken the risky and controversial decision to bypass parliament and use a special decree to force through a contested labour reform bill by its president, François Hollande, that has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters on to the streets.
The defiant move by the government came as it faces growing pressure from its own rebel MPs and an ongoing street protest movement that has seen violent clashes. The government opted to use a heavy-handed and rare constitutional tactic which allows policies to be pushed through without a parliamentary debate after it failed to win over its own group of rebels.
The move immediately sparked a flurry of criticism from deputies and unions who accused Hollande of authoritarianism and political weakness. “This is really an authoritarian government,” said Jean-Claude Mailly, head of the Force Ouvrière trade union. “If it was really a bill for social progress ... the majority [vote] would be found.”
The move to legislate by decree has been used only once before by Hollande, when he forced through another package of controversial economic measures last year.
The government has argued it needs to cut red tape and the more cumbersome regulations that deter employers from hiring in a country that has some of the most extensive and protective labour controls in the eurozone. But opponents, including trade unions and students, have said the plans betray the values of the left and are too pro-business. After two months of protests, the government watered down its proposals. Now business leaders are saying the changes do not go far enough.
It's obvious that the European plutocracy is pressing for more measures against labor. In Greece, under the pressure of default, previous and current governments actually ignored the democratic procedures and voted "urgent" bills according to the memorandums signed with Greece's creditors. Most, if not all, of the MPs didn't have the time even to read these memorandums in order to justify their opposition against the orchestrated destruction of the Greek economy.
It appears that such "urgent" procedures have been adopted now by the French government, according to the Greek practice. The Social Democrats and the Popular Right in Europe, who are completely surrendered to the bankers and the lobbyists, are facing accumulated difficulties to pass the neo-Feudal measures because the people start to realize what's going on. We have now in France thousands of protesters in the streets, a nearly permanent situation, although the suppression measures become increasingly harder because of the terrorist attacks which are used as a pretext.
After Greece and the other countries of the eurozone periphery, the EFD attempts to expand the neo-Feudal conditions to the heart of eurozone. Recall that Hollande announced huge cuts of 50 billion euros in public spending for 2015-2017 already at the beginning of 2014.
Furthermore, earlier this year, a German Finance Ministry report predicted that Germany will have to take on uncontrollable debt if it doesn't start making huge budget cuts. It was estimated that the country would require budget cuts in the region of €7 billion a year, starting immediately - and that’s according to the finance report's more optimistic scenario for the future. Should their more pessimistic predictions come true Germany would need to start saving around €23 billion annually.
It appears that the dialogue between the "bosses" will turn out to be real:
Banksters : ... The experiment in Greece continues as planned. Once we bring salaries at the level we want, and destroy the welfare state, we will continue to the rest of the eurozone.
BMCs : Well, alright with the PIIGS, but how about France, Germany and the entire north? People will never accept such policies there.
Banksters : They will. We will start with Italy and Spain. We will order rating agencies to attack, exclude them from markets and throw them to the ECB trap. They will be forced to take similar measures, as Greece did, in order to receive liquidity. Then, we will attack France and Germany.
Thousands took to the streets of major French cities, after the Socialist government bypassed a parliamentary vote on a controversial labor reform and approved it with an edict. Sporadic clashes erupted with police who used pepper spray against protesters.
The crowd gathered outside the National Assembly building in Paris held placards reading “Democracy, where are you?” and earlier quotes from President Francois Hollande condemning the very article of the constitution used by his government on Tuesday.
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