german-foreign-policy.com DAMASCUS/BERLIN (May 30) – Berlin is preparing for Syria’s transformation to a liberal market economy. Under German leadership, a multinational “Working Group” began its work late last week. Immediately following the overthrow of the Assad regime, this “Working Group” is planning to launch urgent economic measures, including the coordination of aid projects and the implementation of economic reforms. Together with the United Arab Emirates, the German government is establishing a “secretariat,” under the leadership of a German with Afghanistan experience. In cooperation with the Assad regime, Berlin had already promoted the Syrian economy’s privatization. However, the nascent liberalization drove sectors of the population into bankruptcy, thereby contributing to insurgence against the regime. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2012
So unemployed workers will have to travel up to one hour to take a minimum wage job, if they lose their job or are laid off. Let’s look at an example to get some clarity and understanding. Continue reading
Heroic Palestinian hunger strikers win concessions on unjust detention and ill-treatment of prisoners. As of May 1 there were 4,635 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including 308 on administrative detention, seven women, 218 children and some two dozen members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).
ON APRIL 26, the Department of Justice of the Harper government tabled Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures. The bill contains serious changes to Canada’s regulatory system that will affect many fundamental aspects of life. Continue reading