Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Also Re: illegal state aid, it is not a coincidence that the weapons and aerospace sector is the one of the few ones that thrive in Spain, because it's the only one that it exempt from EU "illegal state aid" rules. Also not a coincidence that Spain wanted to use its semester presidence of the EU council to get the EU to lift the arms embargo on china. Also not a coincidence that one of the conditions for the "rescue" of Greece was the continuation of arms purchases from the Carolingians.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 14th, 2011 at 09:10:50 AM EST
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