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Παρασκευή, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2013

RUSSIAN JUNKETS GALORE SQUANDER TAXPAYERS' HARD-EARNED MONEY


Putin points out this year will be rich in Russian junkets! Russia holds the presidency in the association of the world's largest national economies, the G20. A poll of http://venitism.blogspot.com shows that 90% of people think G20 junkets are waste of money and time. Each G20 junket costs more than two billion euros, squandering the taxpayers' hard-earned money.
G20 represents 90 percent of global GDP, 80 percent of world trade, and 70 percent of the global population, including key kleptocracies such as BRICS.
This is far more inclusive and representative than G8, which the G20 has largely displaced, and more than adequate to make
agreements to act collectively credible and effective. The issues on G20's burgeoning agenda are critical global problems, and solutions may indeed be fundamental to sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth in the long term.
Given the challenges in the global economy, the growing sovereign debt problems, financial market instability and the crisis gripping the eurozone, naturally Putin is ready to make every effort to work together with his partners in the G20 to create junkets for the improvement of the overall situation and paving the path for the global economy's sustained and long-term development. These are the stated priorities of the Russian Presidency. Putin's aim is to promote investment, ensure the markets' credibility and transparency and raise the efficiency of regulation.
The two main threats to G20's effectiveness are political corruption and lack of domestic legitimacy within member kleptocracies. G20 is widely perceived by hoi polloi as transnational corrupt elites hatching plans behind closed doors in insulated centers of kleptocracy. Without genuine ex ante engagement to build trust and support with diverse domestic constituencies — labor, business, civil society, bloggers, and the members of parliaments that purportedly represent these different interests — kleptocrats will never have the space within the G20 to negotiate meaningful agreements.
The G20 Summit junket will be held in St Petersburg on September 5-6, 2013.

Before that, Putin will organize a series of junkets, which will be attended by ministers, experts, representatives of the business community and trade unions and the management of major international economic and financial organisations and regional bodies.

Kleptocrats go to G20 junkets with their hands tied, their positions determined in advance by their governments and a formal script that precludes meaningful and creative compromises. And the problem only increases once kleptocrats leave summits to return home. Bound internationally by public commitments, but without the ability to get those agendas enacted at home, the effective implementation
of commitments is even weaker than the ability of kleptocrats to forge meaningful agreements in the first place.

Putin's approach to holding the G20 junkets and filling them with substantive content will be as responsible as his efforts during the Russian Presidency in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation junket. To increase its legitimacy and its effectiveness, G20 needs to fight political corruption and improve transparency and accountability to the diverse constituencies that are ultimately impacted by the deals kleptocrats cut behind closed doors.
G20 as a kleptocratic body, and G20 member kleptocracies individually, need to develop stronger mechanisms to seek meaningful input and build consensus from the bewildered hoi polloi that ultimately must live with the consequences of kleptocrats' choices, corruption, and trade-offs. G20 will only continue to
matter if it can prove itself capable of effectively confronting the threats most existential to people's livelihoods, especially political corruption, huge taxation, huge regulation, huge bureaucracy, persecution of dissident bloggers, and the cancer of socialism.

The achievements of the APEC Summit junket in Vladivostok have made a great contribution to deepening the integration processes in the Asia-Pacific region and establishing a more liberal trade and investment climate. Putin is planning to conduct in the same spirit the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum junket, which
will begin in a few days in Vladivostok and will be attended by legislators from 28 countries in the region.
Squandering the taxpayers' hard-earned money, Commissioners, kleptocrats, eggheads, muppets, and other drones of society participate in myriad meetings, junkets, forums, symposiums, summits, parties, and other get-togethers, along with their kith and kin, that serve no purpose, other than fun and spending euros and time.

Russia's presidency in international organisations will continue in 2014 and 2015, when it will host the junkets of the G8, BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Kleptocrats do not have to meet, because they can discuss various issues by teleconferencing. Most people use skype to discuss things, why not kleptocrats? So something else is the reason of meeting in person, and that's junketing. They want to meet in person for fun, squandering the taxpayers' hard-earned money.

Putin consistently supports the increasing openness in the world arena, the settlement of existing problems by political and diplomatic means, with full respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and equality of all states.
Kleptocrats are often taking very expensive junkets, taking advantage of their positions and access to public funds to undertake pleasure trips thinly disguised as being of political importance. Kleptocrats, accompanied by their kith and kin, are going to junkets because they cannot miss a good party at taxpayers' expense. The worst thing that could happen in a junket is running out of caviar and hookers. Many junketeers use military jets that cost 10,000 euros per hour!

Putin believe that such an approach is particularly relevant at a time when international relations are facing a growing number of challenges and threats.

Just look at what is happening in the Middle East and in Africa: the conflict in Syria has been ongoing for almost two years; the turmoil in Libya, accompanied by the uncontrolled proliferation of arms, contributed to the exacerbation of the situation in Mali. The tragic consequences of these events led to the terrorist attacks in Algeria that claimed the lives of civilians, including foreign nationals.
Global junkets of kleptocrats fail to live up to the hype and the promises made.

A lot of money is spent laying them on. Host cities are disrupted for days or even weeks. The cavalcades roll into town. Good intentions are shared in productive talks. Then, somehow, those intentions rarely seem to come to fruition in real, tangible global action. When kleptocrats meet again a year later, they find things haven't really moved on.

Putin stresses that in such a difficult situation, Russia will continue to uphold the rule of law and the central role of the United Nations. Russsia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, is fully aware of its
responsibility for the maintenance of security in the world and is committed to joint efforts with its partners to tackle common challenges and to continue the unifying, positive agenda.

When kleptocrats meet each other on junkets, they exchange gifts paid by their taxpayers. The most expensive gifts, and secret cash under the table, are given by the Royal House of Saudi Arabia. That's why so many Eurokleptocrats are eager to meet the Saudi princes! The ridiculous awarding of medals among
politicians should be banned. It insults the intelligence of citizens. Medal swapping is as disgusting as wife swapping!

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