European Union Observation’s‏

Since I am an old Political Junkie, I am going to make some points about the state of Health of the European Union.

Some of the following I have read, some come from the people on the street and some are my own observations.

The Euro currency is Blamed somewhat, but I’m not sure that would have made a difference.

Germany is growing and Italy, Portugal, France and Greece in a bad way.

Lots of talk about the lack of joint value’s in EU.

And also no emotional icon to hang hat on and bring EU together (example used is Statue of Liberty).

Germany is blamed for holding up approvals for certain operations such as oil drilling that could help certain countries such as Greece.

There is growing anger against Germany.

A statement that I’ve heard over and over again, no Emotional Core in EU!

The newspaper for the EU is the International New York Times (and it is good), But that upsets a lot of Europeans.

The overall euro zone economy is still around three percent smaller than it was before the crisis hit and the pace of recovery is slower than after the Great Depression of the 1930’s.

All in all a mess and they are talking about this becoming a lost decade.

For me, people have lost spirit and when they don’t have jobs, depression and anger set in.

The EU have elected bland Politicians

For what it is worth the above is what I have seen, heard and felt!!

When I started to travel last September there was very bad press about Obama but now it has toned down and even has become a little respectful!!

And last point, you can buy a 2 bedroom flat in Athens right in the centre where you can see all the sights from your terrace for 30 to 40 thousand Euros and I mean location, location, location!!!!

 

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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6 Responses to European Union Observation’s‏

  1. Prue Chambers says:

    Hi Betty I enjoyed this post very much. Looking forward to seeing you June 22nd. Can you give me some idea of the time you are likely to arrive, just to make sure I am here!!! Love Prue

  2. Ann Rosenfield says:

    Thanks Betty. Very interesting to hear since all I read in the news here is very pro-Germany so interesting to hear other views.

    I’m not sure if you can vote absentee but if you can, we could sure use your vote in the Ontario election – looking to be a cliffhanger

  3. Thanks Betty, found that many blames Germany but sadly they are the only ones actually working for the future. My observation only.

  4. Beth says:

    Very interesting blog. It would be interesting to be on hand and actually hear what is being said on the street. Talk soon. Beth

  5. Betty Steinhauer says:

    I , Am in Athens ,going Back to Canada June 12th, Euro strong , so it costs one and half dollars for I euro, Spain is not cheap and prices go up at this time of year. I am enjoying being Nomadic!!
    Hugs Barbara
    Betty

  6. Betty, I hope to be in Spain (Barcelona) for a few weeks and perhaps travel around in Spain or France for a couple of weeks. How are prices in Barcelona? How is your trip going? when will you be leaving? Are you still in Majorca? Hope you are having fun. Barbara

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