Skip to main content

Όταν οι ευρωβουλευτές της ΝΔ προσπαθούσαν να μπλοκάρουν την προστασία των whistleblowers… λίγο πριν σκάσει η «βόμβα» Novartis

Λες και ήξεραν τι «βόμβα» είχαν στα χέρια τους, που ήταν έτοιμη να σκάσει, θα μπορούσε να σκεφτεί κανείς…

Την ώρα που το Novartis – Gate βρίσκεται κι επισήμως στη Βουλή, ο πανικός σε ΝΔ και ΠΑΣΟΚ είναι τόσο διάχυτος, που μεταφράζεται με απειλές… πολιτικές αλλά και κατά των προστατευόμενων μαρτύρων, που με τη συμβολή τους ξετύλιξαν το κουβάρι του σκανδάλου, που κάνει τη Siemens να ωχριά μπροστά του.

Σαμαράς, Γεωργιάδης κι Αβραμόπουλος πετούν κορώνες για «ανώνυμους και πληρωμένους κουκουλοφόρους» και καταθέτουν μηνύσεις μέχρι και κατά του Αλέξη Τσίπρα. Ο «γαλάζιος» Μάριος Σαλμάς μάλιστα απειλεί ότι οι whistleblowers για το σκάνδαλο Novartis θα βρεθούν και θα τιμωρηθούν, σημειώνοντας κυνικά ότι «είναι μικρή η Ελλάδα». Συνήγορος όλων των παραπάνω ο Βασίλης Οικονόμου που είναι έτοιμος «να σπάσει χέρια» σε όποιον του πειράξει το κόμμα του. Σε ακραίους τόνους και οι εμπλεκόμενοι του ΠΑΣΟΚ. Να αρθεί το καθεστώς προστασίας των μαρτύρων της Novartis ζητά ο Βενιζέλος και υπονοεί ότι θα τους βρει, προειδοποιώντας ότι δεν θα μείνουν για πάντα στη σκιά. Μήνυση εναντίον τους, όποιοι και να είναι, καταθέτει ο Λοβέρδος.

Όμως το μένος κατά των whistleblowers, δεν προέκυψε χθες. Η ΝΔ μέσω των ευρωβουλευτών της είχε κάνει ότι μπορούσε να περάσει από το χέρι της εδώ και καιρό για να βάλει εμπόδια στην προστασία των μαρτύρων δημοσίου συμφέροντος, φτάνοντας μάλιστα στο σημείο να υπονομεύει – υπό τη σκέπη του ΕΛΚ - τα ψηφίσματα του Ευρωκοινοβούλιο για την προστασία τους.

Λες και ήξεραν τι βόμβα είχαν στα χέρια τους, που ήταν έτοιμη να σκάσει, θα μπορούσε να σκεφτεί κανείς… Και μάλιστα όταν το νομικό πλαίσιο των προστατευόμενων μαρτύρων, θεσπίστηκε από την κυβέρνησή της ΝΔ. Αλλά, δύο μέτρα και δύο σταθμά όταν πρόκειται για σκάνδαλα στα οποία εμπλέκεται η ίδια η ΝΔ!

Στρίβειν δια των... τροπολογιών

Η ιστορία ξεκινά από τον περασμένο Οκτώβριο, όταν στην Εξεταστική Επιτροπή του Ευρωκοινοβουλίου για τα Ρanama Papers ψηφίζεται έκθεση που ορίζει την προστασία των καταγγελτών που δρουν προς όφελος του δημοσίου συμφέροντος, η οποία υπογραμμίζει την καταλυτική σημασία των μαρτύρων δημοσίου συμφέροντος στην αποκάλυψη σοβαρών παρανομιών και σκανδάλων, ανεξάρτητα από τα προσωπικά κίνητρα που τους ωθούν στην καταγγελία.

Η έκθεση καταψηφίστηκε από το ΕΛΚ, με τους ευρωβουλευτές της ΝΔ να απέχουν, αφού όμως πρώτα είχαν προσπαθήσει να βάλουν όσα εμπόδια μπορούσαν στην υιοθέτηση της. Πιο συγκεκριμένα το ΕΛΚ είχε καταθέσει 3 τροπολογίες, που επιχειρούσαν να αλλοιώσουν το αρχικό κείμενο, ζητώντας να προστατεύονται οι εταιρείες έναντι των προστατευόμενων μαρτύρων αλλά και προσπαθώντας να αποτρέψουν τη διευκόλυνση για καταγγελία απευθείας στον Τύπο, προφανώς για να μη λαμβάνουν δημόσια έκταση τα σκάνδαλα που ολοένα και πιο συχνά αποκαλύπτονται.

Σημειώνεται ότι οι 3 τροπολογίες οι οποίες συνυπογράφονταν από τους ευρωβουλευτές της ΝΔ, Ελ. Βόζενμπεργκ και Θ. Ζαγοράκη, είχαν υπερψηφιστεί από όλους τους ευρωβουλευτές της ΝΔ, μηδενά εξαιρουμένου… παρόλο που εκ των υστέρων η εκπρόσωπος Τύπου της αξιωματικής αντιπολίτευσης, Μαρία Σπυράκη, προσπαθούσε να θολώσει τα νερά, δηλώνοντας ότι εκείνη τους «παρότρυνε» να υπερψηφίσουν τη συγκεκριμένη έκθεση.

Και η ιστορία δεν σταμάτησε εκεί, αφού το επίμαχο ψήφισμα έφτασε τελικά στην Ολομέλεια της Ευρωβουλής δύο μήνες αργότερα, τον Δεκέμβριο, όπου στην ψηφοφορία για τα μέτρα κατά των φορολογικών παραδείσων και υπέρ των whistleblowers οι ευρωβουλευτές της ΝΔ (με τους οποίους σε κάποιες περιπτώσεις συντάχθηκε και η κυρία Καϊλή από την Δημοκρατική Συμπαράταξη) καταψήφισαν ή απείχαν από την ψηφοφορία σε ότι δεν τους άρεσε…

«Οι ευρωβουλευτές του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, υπερασπιζόμενοι τις πάγιες αρχές της διαφάνειας και του κοινωνικού ελέγχου, υποστηρίξαμε το σύνολο αυτών των ριζοσπαστικών και απαραίτητων τροπολογιών. Η Νέα Δημοκρατία ποια συμφέροντα υπερασπίστηκε τελικά;», δήλωσαν τότε οι Δημήτρης Παπαδημούλης, Κωνσταντίνα Κούνεβα και Στέλιος Κούλογλου, καταγγέλοντας ότι «η ΝΔ στάθηκε με νύχια και με δόντια υπέρ των φορολογικών παραδείσων και κατά των whistleblowers».

Για το θέμα της Novartis και την προστασία των μαρτύρων της είχε καταθέσει μάλιστα ερώτηση προς την Κομισιόν κι ο ευρωβουλευτής του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ Στέλιος Κούλογλου, με την οποία την καλούσε να διευκρινίσει με ποιο τρόπο σκοπεύει να προστατεύσει τους whistleblowers καθώς και άλλους επίδοξους πολίτες οι οποίοι φανερώνουν καταχρηστικές και παράνομες πρακτικές εταιριών σε επίπεδο ΕΕ.

Περισσότερα:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

MSNBC poll on Julian Assange backfires epically

globinfo freexchange
Frequently - if not always - polls set-up by corporate media aim to track public opinion on a specific issue. The results could be used by the deep state apparatus in order to justify an action, or, figure out how to handle a negative trend for the deep state agenda.
Of course, the question could be set-up in a very simplified and convenient manner, so that the results could be translated accordingly.
Yet, the results from the following MSNBC poll on Julian Assange are so devastating for the deep state planning that leave little room for any misconception and manipulation.
Specifically, you have two options to answer the following question: “Should Julian Assange be prosecuted for his involvement in WikiLeaks?
The first option is to answer that "Yes, he is a criminal."
The second option is to answer that "No, he is a whistleblower and deserves protection."
At the time we checked out the results, the second answer prevailed overwhelmingly with 95% (~1…

Trump's failure to start a civil war in Venezuela could be proved disastrous for the plans of the US imperialists

by system failure
Donald Trump and his bloodthirsty warhawks are about to break the record of failed attempted coups against a single country. Concerning Latin America, the US imperialists were setting the desirable conditions for their corporate beasts usually by overthrowing governments and supporting military dictatorships.
But Trump himself has already broken another record. The record of not keeping his promises to the American people - every one of them. The 'anti-interventionist', 'anti-establishment' Trump, has already started a war against Venezuela, which so far includes brutal economic sanctions, sabotage operations, attempted coups. Trump not only does whatever he can in order to satisfy the US neocon/neoliberal establishment and the deep state, but especially in the case of Venezuela, he follows the obsolete CIA playbook to the letter.
So, after a series of failed orchestrated coups, Trump's warhawks attempted to start a civil war in Venezuela by mobiliz…

Latest ridiculous attempts by the US propaganda machine on Gaza, Venezuela – enjoy

globinfo freexchange
Plenty of propaganda is manufactured by the US deep state apparatus to push for the imperialist agenda. Yet, some elements of the propaganda machine are still unable to realize that independent truth seekers and real journalists are watching, and therefore, these elements could be easily exposed.
Sloppy efforts immediately backfire in social media and the Internet. Most recent sloppy efforts are related to Gaza and Venezuela.
As the Newsweekreported:
Senior 2020 Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson used a 2015 video showing a Ukrainian rocket launch alongside comments about this weekend's deadly attacks between Israel and Gaza militants and a condemnation of congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Pierson, who was Donald Trump's 2016 campaign spokesperson and is a frequent cable news guest, shared the video—which was first posted online in 2015 and reportedly shows Ukraine launching dozens of rockets at Russian-backed separatists—on Sunday.
Alongsi…

Fox clowns committed suicide by bringing Bernie Sanders inside their nest to destroy them

... and the liberal centrists must be really pissed off
globinfo freexchange
It was epic indeed. The moment where the crowd inside the Fox ultra-right nest enthusiastically cheers in favor of a government-run healthcare system, could actually be considered a historical moment, thanks to Bernie Sanders.
The moment clearly depicts and officially marks the end of controlled audiences in controlled MSM environments. It shows that the well-paid MSM pundits and their producers are finding increasingly difficult to set up the scene according to the desirable agenda. Therefore, audience reactions can't be directed, or predicted in many cases by the MSM 'experts'.
The shock for the MSM tools was inevitable. It shows that they are now completely detached from the ordinary people and their problems.
But the whole thing highlighted something even more fundamental. It was another loud evidence for the fact that the BS neoliberal narratives don't work anymore.
And even more remarkably, th…

Former top US official confirms: military action against Venezuela will become a Vietnam 2.0 for the US imperialists

globinfo freexchange
Former US Chief of Staff for Secretary of State, Lawrence Wilkerson, spoke with Sharmini Peries of the Real News about Trump's plans for a potential US military action against Venezuela.

As he pointed out:
Elliott Abrams, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and the administration’s approach to Venezuela, is as if they were Panama or they were Honduras. They are not. They’re very professional. That puts them above Argentina, above Chile, whose militaries are quite competent, too. 
Mr. Trump ought to be very, very careful about saying he’s going to send marines or soldiers to Venezuela because the Venezuelan military will be unified immediately. It will take to the hills and it will fight as the Vietnamese did during the Vietnam War, and as the Taliban are in Afghanistan right now: to the last marine, to the last soldier.
Putin is a smart man, probably told Trump 'you don’t want to get involved in those jungles. You don’t want to get involved in those mountains. You …

CNN sets up a fully controlled audience panel to promote pro-establishment candidates using Bernie Sanders progressive agenda

 An example of advanced psy-ops by the corporate media 

globinfo freexchange

As we wrote recently, the moment where the crowd inside the Fox ultra-right nest enthusiastically cheers in favor of a government-run healthcare system, could actually be considered a historical moment, thanks to Bernie Sanders.

The moment clearly depicts and officially marks the end of controlled audiences in controlled MSM environments. It shows that the well-paid MSM pundits and their producers are finding increasingly difficult to set up the scene according to the desirable agenda. Therefore, audience reactions can't be directed, or predicted in many cases by the MSM 'experts'.
Now, here is an example showing a successful set up through a controlled audience. It took place inside CNN and there is plenty of evidence that was indeed carefully set up. In the following video, Mike Figueredo of the Humanist Report felt optimistic, but also quite frustrated at the same time. Figueredo's reaction …

Chelsea Manning proves that she is a real hero

globinfo freexchange
Outside of an Alexandria, Virginia courtroom, Chelsea Manning explained to reporters why she would refuse to testify before a second grand jury investigating Wikileaks' Julian Assange, and as a result, face jail time once again. On May 9, Manning was released from jail because the term of the last grand jury she refused to testify before expired. She was immediately subpoenaed once again—for May 16.
Her following words clearly depict that Chelsea Manning is a person with strong and solid principles and a real hero:
I will not cooperate with this or any other grand jury, so it doesn’t matter what it is, or what the case is. I’m just not going to comply or cooperate. Facing jail again, potentially today, doesn’t change my stance. The prosecutors are deliberately placing me in an impossible position: go to jail and face the prospect of being held in contempt again, or, in the alternative, foregoing my principles, the strong positions that I have, that I hold dear…

Updates for a possible coup against Jeremy Corbyn

 globinfo freexchange

In this episode of RT's Going Underground, former MP and author of A Very British Coup and The Friends of Harry Perkins, Chris Mullin, spoke about the history of MI5 and MI6 meddling in UK politics against Labour Party leaders. He also estimated whether a British coup is underway against Jeremy Corbyn.
The story of A Very British Coup was set in the 1980s when there was speculation about the possibility of a government led by someone like Tony Benn and the establishment conspired to bring it down. The establishment in this case being a sort of mixture of the security and intelligence services, the media barons, with a little help from the Americans. 
Tony Benn looked likely to become deputy leader of the Labour Party which at the time was strongly challenging the government of Margaret Thatcher in the opinion polls. Persistent rumours circulated over the years about attempts by members of the British security services, and other wings of the British Establish…

Chemical weapons assessment contradicting official Syria narrative is authentic

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has begun responding to queries by the press about a leaked document which contradicts official OPCW findings on an alleged chemical weapons attack last year in Douma, Syria. The prepared statement they’ve been using in response to these queries confirms the authenticity of the document.
To recap, a few days ago the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM) published a document signed by a man named Ian Henderson, whose name is seen listed in expert leadership positions on OPCW documents from as far back as 1998 and as recently as 2018. It’s unknown who leaked the document and what other media organizations they may have tried to send it to.
The report picks apart the extremely shaky physics and narratives of the official OPCW analysis on the gas cylinders allegedly dropped from Syrian government aircraft in the Douma attack, and concludes that “The dimensions, characteristics and appearance of the cylinders, a…

How GMO seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are driving US policy in Venezuela

With Juan Guaidó’s parallel government attempting to take power with the backing of the U.S., it is telling that the top political donors of those in the U.S. most fervently pushing regime change in Venezuela have close ties to Monsanto and major financial stakes in Bayer.
by Whitney Webb
Part 3 - The AEI axis
Some of the key figures and loudest voices supporting the efforts of the Trump administration to overthrow the Venezuelan government in the United States are well-connected to one particular think-tank, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). For instance, John Bolton — now Trump’s national security advisor and a major player in the administration’s aggressive Venezuela policy — was a senior fellow at AEI until he became Trump’s top national security official. As national security adviser, Bolton advises the president on foreign policy and issues of national security while also advising both the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense. As of late, he has been pushing for …