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Publico: Η Goldman Sachs καθοδηγούσε τον Μπαρόζο όσο ήταν πρόεδρος της Κομισιόν

Στενές επαφές με την Goldman Sachs διατηρούσε ο Ζοζέ Μανουέλ Μπαρόζο ενώ ήταν πρόεδρος της Κομισιόν. Αυτό αποκαλύπτουν έγγραφα που αποκάλυψε σήμερα η πορτογαλική εφημερίδα Publico.

Υπενθυμίζεται ότι ο Μπαρόζο βρίσκεται στο επίκεντρο μεγάλης διαμάχης καθώς προσλήφθηκε από την Goldman Sachs ενώ πριν βρισκόταν στο τιμόνι της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής (2004 - 2014).

Οι ιθύνοντες της Goldman Sachs «έδιναν στην ομάδα του Μπαρόζο με τρόπο εμπιστευτικό προτάσεις σχετικά με τις αλλαγές που θα μπορούσαν να υπάρξουν στις πολιτικές της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης» γράφει η εφημερίδα η οποία δημοσιεύει αποσπάσματα από επιστολές και μηνύματα του ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου που έλαβε από την Κομισιόν.

Μια υπηρεσιακή αλληλογραφία με ημερομηνία 30 Σεπτεμβρίου του 2013 την οποία υπογράφει ο επικεφαλής της Goldman Sachs, Λόιντ Μπλανκφέιν κάνει λόγο για μια διακριτική επίσκεψη του Μπαρόζο στην έδρα της τράπεζας στη Νέα Υόρκη η οποία, σύμφωνα με την εφημερίδα, δεν συμπεριλαμβανόταν ούτε στην επίσημη ατζέντα ούτε στα αρχεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής.

«Εκτίμησα πολύ την παραγωγική μας συζήτηση σχετικά με τις προοπτικές στην παγκόσμια οικονομία» γράφει ο Μπλανκφέιν.

Ερωτηθείς σχετικά από την εφημερίδα, ο Ζοζέ Μανουέλ Μπαρόζο «διέψευσε κατηγορηματικά» ότι είχε αναπτύξει μια «ειδική σχέση με έναν φορέα του χρηματοπιστωτικού τομέα» κατά τη διάρκεια των δύο του θητειών στις Βρυξέλλες.

«Φυσικά είχα διατηρήσει θεσμικές επαφές - διαφανείς και δεόντως καταχωρημένες στα αρχεία της Κομισιόν - με πολλούς φορείς, πολιτικούς, εργοδοτικούς, συνδικαλιστικούς και οικονομικούς» υπογράμμισε.

Μεταξύ αυτών βρίσκονταν «οι μεγαλύτερες τράπεζες που δραστηριοποιούνταν στην ευρωπαϊκή αγορά» εντός του πλαισίου της «οικονομικής κρίσης», συνέχισε ο ίδιος.

Η εφημερίδα επικαλείται μεταξύ άλλων μια επιστολή ενός λομπίστα της Goldman Sachs, ο οποίος διατυπώνει προτάσεις σχετικά με τη νομοθεσία που διέπει τις χρηματοπιστωτικές αγορές και μια απάντηση ενός στελέχους της ομάδας του Μπαρόζο που υποσχέθηκε να τις διαβάσει «με μεγάλο ενδιαφέρον».

Όχι ότι πέφτουμε από τα σύννεφα, αλλά είναι καλό να μην ξεχνάμε τι ρόλο παίζουν οι γραφειοφασίστες των Βρυξελλών.


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