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Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU – why actually? X-D

suprise suprise: stable relationships are important!

how to stabilize them?

average marriage failure rates 15% in Ireland vs 40% in Germany

The Irish seem to be experts on how to live STABLE relationship(s)! (scroll down for the table from wikipedia)

Dr John Gottman – “What Makes Love Last?”

have not read all of it but one factor seems central: trust

and: partners that behave in a constructive way

https://www.amazon.com/John-Gottman/e/B002H0RGXA

2017: “By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies”

src: https://www.thejournal.ie/eu-birth-rate-3488369-Jul2017/

2015: Irish Journalist Sarah Carey – Why Germany have less babies than Ireland:

“several years ago I suggested that Irish women were responding to the financial crisis by getting preggers.”

“A life-affirming, opportunity-cost thing.”

“three reasons: (why Ireland is now baby booming and Germany (not so much))

  • They can’t have children.
  • They don’t want to have children.
    • my comment: in one sentence –  because modes of survival are not sustainable and economic security shaky non-complete-wreckless people say: no
    • children are additional work to the work you already have
      • labor market demands to do more and more work with equal pay
      • IMHO it is again – the irrational unsustainable monetary exploitational private-debt-bank system that is FAILING, that produce 99.9% losers

        • the fanatic focus on money – not family – is producing sick psychopathic people that are stressed and depressed
        • lack of sustianability: gives millennials feelinkg of things get worse by the day – no positive outlook – have to fight and work hard and harder just to keep the living standards that their parents were able to establish during post world war 2 1960s economic boom times
        • work is without meaning and becomes an obsession/distraction from systemic social neglect/underdevelopment of inter human skills
        • why cultivate friendship – if you (still) have (enough?) money to buy whatever you need when you need it
          • economy cultivates single house hold consumerism – sharing cars/TVs sells less cars/TVs X-D
        • why talk to people if you have an TV that talks to you – why go dancing – discotheques suck and are full of idiots and drugs
  • Or, they’d like to have a child, but circumstance has worked against them.

it turns out that our (women’s) priority is establishing a stable relationship before creating a family.”

maybe that is one of the core problems:

how to keep a relationship stable?

average marriage failure rates 15% in Ireland vs 40% in Germany

“Marriage is no longer an imperative, but a secure relationship still is

Society’s obsession with Mr Right puts an awful lot of pressure on Mr Wrong.

As women’s independent economic circumstances improve, so does the bar for a potential husband.

But still, it’s odd to think that even though it’s not 1930, there are women out there who would love to have a child, but can’t, because it’s the one thing you can’t do on your own.

It makes you wonder if the key to fertility is compromise?”

src: https://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/sarah-carey/why-has-ireland-so-many-childless-women-31153766.html

HAHA!

so MAYBE Germany is too much obsessed with perfectionism when it comes to relationship partners or people / youngsters simply were not taught how to sustain stable relationships – and thus – stays childless.

Another dramatic byproduct of Germany’s education system that just “forgets” about social skills and relationships and focuses solely on work more, work hard, work harder, party hard, party harder, drive fast, drive faster, drive really fast, distract and die.

Take a pill if you can’t cope – whatever makes money is “good”.

divorce to marriage ratio (src)

Country Crude marriage rate Crude divorce rate % Divorce:marriage ratio Data Source Year
 Portugal 3.1 2.2 71 (2016)[2]
 Luxembourg 3.2 2.1 66 (2016)[2]
 Spain 3.7 2.1 57 (2016)[2]
 Cuba 5.2 2.9 56 (2010)[4][5]
 Denmark 5.4 3.0 56 (2016)[2]
 Finland 4.5 2.5 56 (2016)[2]
 Belgium 3.9 2.1 54 (2016)[2]
 France 3.5 1.9 54 (2016)[2]
 Netherlands 3.8 2.0 53 (2016)[2]
 Estonia 5.2 2.6 52 (2016)[2]
 Russia 9.2 4.8 52 (2011)[4][5]
 Czech Republic 4.8 2.4 50 (2016)[2]
 Canada 4.4 2.1 48 (2008)[4][5]
 Gibraltar 6.7 3.2 48 (2010)[4][5]
 Liechtenstein 5.0 2.4 48 (2010)[2]
 Costa Rica 5.3 2.5 47 (2010)[4][5]
 Italy 3.4 1.6 47 (2016)[2]
 Latvia 6.6 3.1 47 (2016)[2]
 United States 6.9 3.2 46 (2014)[21]
 Belarus 9.2 4.1 45 (2011)[4][5]
 European Union 4.3 1.9 44 (2015)[2]
 Sweden 5.4 2.4 44 (2016)[2]
 Australia 4.8 2.0 42 (2015)[6]
 Kuwait 5.2 2.2 42 (2010)[4][5]
 Lithuania 7.4 3.1 42 (2016)[2]
 Moldova 7.3 3.1 42 (2011)[4][5]
 New Zealand 4.8 2.0 42 (2008)[4][5]
 Norway 4.5 1.9 42 (2016)[2]
 Ukraine 6.7 2.8 42 (2010)[4][5]
 Dominican Republic 4.4 1.8 41 (2010)[4][5]
 San Marino 6.1 2.5 41 (2011)[4][5]
 Germany 5.0 2.0 40 (2016)[2]
  Switzerland 5.0 2.0 40 (2016)[2]
 Bulgaria 3.8 1.5 39 (2015)[2]
 United Kingdom 4.4 1.8 39 (2015)[2]
 Hungary 5.3 2.0 38 (2016)[2]
 Slovenia 3.2 1.2 38 (2016)[2]
 Iceland 4.9 1.8 37 (2010)[2]
 South Korea 6.4 2.3 36 (2013)[16]
 Venezuela 3.3 1.2 36 (2006)[4]
 Austria 5.1 1.8 35 (2016)[2]
 Croatia 4.9 1.7 35 (2016)[2]
 Trinidad and Tobago 6.3 2.2 35 (2005)[9][19]
 Bangladesh 2.9 1.0 34 (2007)[4][5]
 Japan 5.0 1.7 34 (2017)[13]
 Poland 5.1 1.7 33 (2016)[2]
 Qatar 3.3 1.1 33 (2011)[4][5]
 Guatemala 3.8 1.2 32 (2008)[4][5]
 Mongolia 3.4 1.1 32 (2010)[4][5]
 Cyprus 7.5 2.3 31 (2016)[2]
 Slovakia 5.5 1.7 31 (2016)[2]
 Suriname 4.2 1.3 31 (2007)[4][5]
 China 9.3 2.8 30 (2015)[8]
 Colombia 2.3 0.7 30 (2007)[9]
 Iran 11.2 1.6 29 (2017)[12]
 Israel 6.5 1.8 28 (2009)[citation needed]
 Singapore 6.8 1.9 28 (2015)[15]
 Kazakhstan 8.6 2.3 27 (2008)[4][5]
 Panama 3.7 1.0 27 (2010)[4][5]
 Bermuda 10.6 2.7 25 (2009)[4][5]
 Jordan 10.2 2.6 25 (2010)[4][5]
 Saint Lucia 2.8 0.7 25 (2004)[9]
 Serbia 5.1 1.3 25 (2016)[2]
 Thailand 5.5 1.4 25 (2005)[9]
 United Arab Emirates 2.8 0.7 25 (2005)[20]
 Albania 7.8 1.9 24 (2016)[2]
 El Salvador 3.5 0.8 23 (2006)[9]
 Libya 10.8 2.5 23 (2008)[14]
 Grenada 5.0 1.1 22 (2001)[9]
 Greece 4.6 1.0 22 (2016)[2]
 Montenegro 5.1 1.1 22 (2016)[2]
 Romania 6.8 1.5 22 (2016)[2]
 Chile 3.3 0.7 21 (2009)[4][5]
 Saudi Arabia 5.2 1.1 21 (2005)[9]
 Turkey 7.5 1.6 21 (2016)[2]
 Ecuador 5.6 1.1 20 (2006)[9]
 Jamaica 7.5 1.5 20 (2011)[4][5]
 Georgia 6.9 1.3 19 (2011)[4][5]
 India 7.8 1.4 18 (2013)[10][11]
 Nicaragua 4.5 0.8 18 (2005)[9]
 Armenia 6.0 1.0 17 (2011)[4][5]
 Brazil 6.6 1.4 17 (2009)[7]
 Egypt 11.0 1.9 17 (2010)[4][5]
 Lebanon 9.5 1.6 17 (2007)[4][5]
 Mauritius 8.2 1.4 17 (2010)[4][5]
 South Africa 3.5 0.6 17 (2009)[7]
 Tonga 7.1 1.2 17 (2003)[9]
 Algeria 10.1 1.6 16 (2013)[3]
 Bahamas 6.1 1.0 16 (2007)[4][5]
 Kyrgyzstan 9.7 1.6 16 (2010)[4][5]
 Republic of Macedonia 6.4 1.0 16 (2016)[2]
 Azerbaijan 9.7 1.5 15 (2011)[4][5]
 Ireland 4.7 0.7 15 (2015)[2]
 Mexico 5.2 0.8 15 (2009)[4][5]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.8 0.8 14 (2007)[4][5]
 Uzbekistan 7.8 1.1 14 (2006)[22][23]
 Vietnam 5.7 0.8 14 (2007)[4][5]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.8 0.6 13 (2012)[2]
 Malta 6.7 0.8 12 (2016)[2]
 Syria 10.6 1.3 12 (2006)[9]
 Seychelles 17.4 1.9 11 (2011)[4][5]
 Tajikistan 13.5 1.4 10 (2009)[4][5]

TouYubes: 2watch

Mário Centeno, head / CEO / chairman of the Eurogroup.

Link to share this information on twitter / facebook: https://sven-giegold.de/neue-studie-von-transparency-international/

On the study of Transparency International, presented today, on the lack of transparency, accountability and Democratic control of the Eurogroup, the spokesperson for Alliance 90/the greens in the European Parliament, says Sven Giegold:

28-as-of-2018-Member States of the European Union (EU)
28-as-of-2018-Member States of the European Union (EU)

“The study by Transparency International puts its Finger on the wound of European democracy: the Eurogroup is the darkroom of the EU.

It is one of the biggest blemishes of European democracy that such an important body operates in such an intransparent manner and without European control.

The democratic deficits of the Eurogroup make the EU as a whole vulnerable to Democratic criticism.

Previous reforms of the Eurogroup are far too short.

In order to achieve accountability and control, the Eurogroup must be embedded in the EU’s institutional structure.

Instead of a national finance minister as president, the Eurogroup should be headed by the EU finance commissioner.

We need a euro finance minister, who is at the same time EU finance commissioner and Eurogroup chief.

We should reopen the debate on a euro-finance minister to the European elections.

The Eurogroup should be controlled by the European Parliament.

There must be public minutes of meetings of the Eurogroup.

If the Eurogroup does not remove its democratic deficits, it will make itself vulnerable and weakens itself again and again, especially in times of crisis.”

A study by Transparency International: https://transparency.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/TI-EU-Eurogroup-report.pdf

download backup mirror: TI-EU EuroGroup report – Transparency International transparency.eu global anti-corruption movement.pdf

German:

Mário Centeno, Chef/CEO/Vorsitzender der Eurogruppe.

Link, um diese Information auf twitter/facebook zu verbreiten: https://sven-giegold.de/neue-studie-von-transparency-international/

Zur heute vorgestellten Studie von Transparency International zu mangelnder Transparenz, Rechenschaftspflicht und demokratischer Kontrolle der Eurogruppe sagt der Sprecher von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen im Europäischen Parlament, Sven Giegold:

“Die Studie von Transparency International legt den Finger auf die Wunde der europäischen Demokratie: Die Eurogruppe ist die Dunkelkammer der EU. Es ist eines der größten Makel der europäischen Demokratie, dass ein so bedeutendes Gremium derart intransparent und ohne europäische Kontrolle arbeitet. Die demokratischen Defizite der Eurogruppe machen die EU insgesamt angreifbar für Demokratiekritik. Bisherige Reformschritte der Eurogruppe greifen deutlich zu kurz. Um Rechenschaftspflicht und Kontrolle zu erreichen, muss die Eurogruppe in das Institutionengefüge der EU eingebettet werden. Statt von einem nationalen Finanzminister als Präsidenten, sollte die Eurogruppe vom EU-Finanzkommissar geleitet werden. Wir brauchen einen Euro-Finanzminister, der gleichzeitig EU-Finanzkommissar und Eurogruppenchef ist. Die Debatte über einen Euro-Finanzminister sollten wir zu den Europawahlen erneut führen. Die Eurogruppe sollte vom Europaparlament kontrolliert werden. Es muss öffentliche Sitzungsprotokolle der Eurogruppe geben. Wenn die Eurogruppe ihre demokratische Defizite nicht aufhebt, macht sie sich gerade in Krisenzeiten immer wieder angreifbar und schwächt sich dadurch selbst.”

Studie von Transparency International: https://transparency.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/TI-EU-Eurogroup-report.pdf

Varoufakis-Leaks EuroGroup: The Liberal Establishment massively mishandled the Greek crisis

The minutes of the meetings of the Euro group include published!

(there are no minutes!)

Die Protokolle der Treffen der Euro-Gruppe gehören veröffentlicht!

(es wurden keine Angefertigt… ausser von Varoufakis)

The Eurogroup is not subject to European Law

Most people believe that the answer is: the Eurogroup. Indeed, it is in the Eurogroup where the crucial decisions are reached on which the present and future of Europe depend. Except that the Eurogroup does not exist in European law!1 Without written rules, or legal process, the Eurogroup makes important decisions that are subsequently rubber-stamped, without any serious debate, at the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin).2

src:

The Eurogroup Made Simple

Links:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro-Gruppe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurogroup

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1rio_Centeno

https://www.wsj.com/articles/portugals-mario-centeno-chosen-to-lead-eurozone-finance-ministers-1512407570

Tweets:

Iran:

maybe this happened…

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/31/690363402/how-the-cia-overthrew-irans-democracy-in-four-days

Afghanistan used to be a modern country:

WHAT HAPPENED?

Knee-length skirts, high heels and walking freely down the street: it's hard to believe that this was Kabul in June 1978. Browse through this gallery and see how dramatically women's dress in Afghanistan has changed over the years.
Knee-length skirts, high heels and walking freely down the street: it’s hard to believe that this was Kabul in June 1978. Browse through this gallery and see how dramatically women’s dress in Afghanistan has changed over the years. (src: CNN)

https://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/17/asia/afghanistan-womens-rights-program/index.html

Iraq Embargo: Was it worth it?