Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'


“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013. They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Swiss raid HSBC in money laundering probe

Yahoo – AFP, Nina Larson, 18 Feb 2015

A private security guard at the entrance of the HSBC Private Bank branch
in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 18, 2015 (AFP Photo/Fabrice Coffrini)

Swiss authorities on Wednesday raided the offices of British banking giant HSBC's Swiss unit as part of a money laundering probe into the bank that has been accused of helping clients to dodge millions of dollars in taxes.

The investigation comes just days after HSBC Switzerland found itself at the centre of a global scandal following the publication of secret documents claiming it assisted many of its wealthy clientele in thwarting the taxman.

"A search is currently under way in the bank's offices," Geneva's top prosecutors said in a statement.

The HSBC Private Bank branch in Geneva, 
Switzerland, pictured on February 18, 2015
(AFP Photo/Fabrice Coffrini)
The search and money laundering investigation were launched "following the recent revelations related to HSBC Private Bank (Switzerland)," they added.

The cache of files, made public in the so-called SwissLeaks case, claimed HSBC's Swiss private banking arm helped clients in more than 200 countries evade taxes on accounts containing $119 billion (104 billion euros).

The files provided details on over 100,000 HSBC clients, including people targeted by US sanctions, suspected arms dealers and drug traffickers.

A wide range of celebrities, politicians and business leaders were also named in the files, although their inclusion does not necessarily imply wrongdoing.

The documents, which were originally stolen by former HSBC IT worker Herve Falciani in 2007, alleged that billions of dollars transited through the bank as customers from around the world tried to dodge taxes in their home countries or laundered dodgy procedes through offshore shell corporations.

Risks five years prison

Following the raid, HSBC Switzerland said: "We have cooperated continuously with the Swiss authorities since first becoming aware of the data theft in 2008 and we continue to cooperate."

According to Swiss law, a bank can be held responsible for "aggravated money laundering" if it does not take all the necessary measures to ensure such infractions do not take place within its institution.

The prosecutor general Olivier Jornot in the Geneva canton and another top prosecutor, Yves Bertossa, were heading the HSBC investigations.

They said the probe initially only targeted the bank itself, but warned that "depending on the evolution, the investigation might be broadened to include physical persons suspected of committing or participating in acts of money laundering".

Anyone found guilty of such crimes could face up to five years behind bars as well as large fines.

Following the SwissLeaks revelations more than a week ago, HSBC's Swiss banking arm insisted it has undergone a "radical transformation" since the period referred to in the files.

HSBC now has "strong compliance controls in place", Franco Morra, the head of HSBC's Swiss unit, told AFP in an email, adding that the revelations are "a reminder that the old business model of Swiss private banking is no longer acceptable".

French former employee of HSBC Private
 Bank Herve Falciani looks on during his
hearing at the National Assembly in
 Paris on July 2, 2013 (AFP Photo/
Kenzo Tribouillard)
The SwissLeaks documents were obtained by French newspaper Le Monde and shared via the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with more than 45 media organisations worldwide.

As soon as the documents were made public on February 9, calls arose for a Swiss probe against HSBC Switzerland, which is already facing prosecution in the United States, France, Argentina, Spain and Belgium.

Switzerland had so far only launched an investigation against Falciani.

Falciani himself said last week that the media reports on the documents' contents were based on just a fraction of the files he handed over to French authorities.

"This is only the tip of the iceberg," the 43-year-old Franco-Italian told France's Le Parisien newspaper.

Falciani remains wanted on data theft charges, but France and Spain have offered him protection by refusing to extradite him to Switzerland.

The SwissLeaks files have already been used by the French government to track down tax evaders and shared with other states in 2010, leading to a series of prosecutions.

In London, chief political commentator Peter Oborne announced his resignation from the Daily Telegraph as he accused the broadsheet of suppressing negative stories about HSBC to keep the valuable advertiser happy.

The Telegraph denied the accusations.

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