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Barroso Issues Statement On Failed Europe Bailout #2, Says All Is Peachy

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Italy and Spain, and now France, CDS hitting all time highs? Been a few hours since Unicredit was last halted? Europe looking like it is about to implode all over again (and nobody even remembers Greece any more)? Have no fear. President (he was elected?) Barroso is here, telling us all the imploding sovereign bond markets of Italy and Spain are "unwarranted." All this and many more jokes in the full just released statement which confirms that Europe is starting to freak out all over again.

Statement by President Barroso on the euro area sovereign bond markets

"Developments in the sovereign bond markets of Italy and Spain are a cause of deep concern. These developments are clearly unwarranted on the basis of economic and budgetary fundamentals in these two Member States and the steps that they are taking to reinforce those fundamentals. In fact, the tensions in bond markets reflect a growing concern among investors about the systemic capacity of the euro area to respond to the evolving crisis.

The systemic nature of the sovereign debt crisis was recognised by the Heads of State and Government of the euro area at their meeting of 21 July. At that meeting, a unique solution for the crisis in Greece was found involving a partnership between the official and private creditors, but it was agreed that private sector involvement would not be a standard feature of the euro area’s crisis management. Agreement was also reached on ground-breaking measures that will reinforce the euro area’s systemic response to the crisis by enhancing the effectiveness of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), by reforming euro area governance structures and by adapting our working methods to the needs of crisis management with each institution playing its part. It is essential, therefore, that we move forward rapidly with the implementation of all of that has been agreed by the Heads of State and Government and send an unambiguous signal of the euro area’s resolve to address the sovereign debt crisis with the means commensurate with the gravity of the situation.

The necessary technical work to implement the measures agreed on 21 July is already underway and will be completed as a matter of urgency. The Commission services are actively supporting the Member States in this technical work. Implementation of some of these measures will also require actions by national parliaments and today I am writing to the Heads of State and Government urging them to ensure that these actions are taken without delay.

 

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Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:22 | 1520157 Trying to Understand
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"Says All If Peachy" . . . . "Says All Is Peachy"??

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:47 | 1520217 hedgeless_horseman
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These developments are clearly unwarranted...

Really?  How are we to be sure?  Recall your colleague's Instant Classic from May of this year...

 

SPIEGEL: Are you saying that, as a finance minister in the age of global capital markets, you cannot tell people the truth?

 

Juncker: I do not have a ready answer to your question.

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/jean-claude-juncker-europe-doing-gods-work-lying-about-greek-insolvency-and-keeping-eurusd-l

 

Soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA43ETEU1Vg

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:38 | 1520277 Fish Gone Bad
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This might just be the new European theme: Freak out! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqupk71a-O0)

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:57 | 1520281 flacon
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The Euro Cheese Shop is EMPTY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0

 

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 19:48 | 1522372 StychoKiller
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Barroso is here, telling us all the imploding sovereign bond markets of Italy and Spain are "unwarranted."

Screaming 'All is well!' is no way to go through life, son.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:23 | 1520159 The Axe
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Bizzare or prolific is that the DAX is down to the flash crash that Tyler pointed out several days ago..thats scary...

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:25 | 1520163 Quintus
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Clearly, the markets are deliberately and unfairly threatening former (and probably current) Marxist Barroso's grand schemes and must be therefore be dissolved and replaced with a committee of approved EU representatives who will decide the 'Fair' price of financial instruments within the EU.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxist–Leninist_Students'_Federation

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:00 | 1520312 Hobbleknee
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Twelve members to rule them all.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 19:49 | 1522375 StychoKiller
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"And in the darkness, fsck them!"

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:25 | 1520165 eurusdog
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The Eurusd starts falling as soon as he releases his statement! Lots of confidence there.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:28 | 1520175 Version 7
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..with the means commensurate with the gravity of the situation..

It's because of gravity that things fall

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:46 | 1520237 Quintus
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They can easily fix that, simply by calling an emergency conference, producing a short agreement document, in which the law of gravity is declared by unanimous consent to be suspended in all EU territories, and then going on vacation for two months without ratifying the agreement in all the relevant national parliaments.

Right?  That'll work surely?  It worked last time....oh, wait....

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:28 | 1520177 Careless Whisper
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European Union. FAIL Euro. FAIL

Nigel Farage tears Barroso a new one, 2006;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npU3g5YnD4A

 

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:44 | 1520235 eurusdog
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Its really to bad that all politicians can't as forthright as that! Being an American I am not familiar with Farage's politics, but after watching a few on the videos, he seems like what the world needs, and will therefore be marginalized.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:29 | 1520179 Abitdodgie
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And now Amerika has is very own dictator, everything is good now , hail Obumma. 

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:30 | 1520180 LMAO
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Barroso + Euro = Hilarious Farrage hanging both out to dry in 3,2,1.....

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:33 | 1520188 snowball777
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:34 | 1520192 Hansel
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A "no comment" would have been just as informative.  The guy said nothing.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:05 | 1520344 XitSam
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Actually, I think the statement was informative.  Statements like these are always made right before the car goes off the cliff.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:35 | 1520194 eurusdog
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Went short eurusd from 1.4329 looking for it to go back to 1.3900. We'll see how that works out!

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:54 | 1520279 jmcadg
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Got a 1.2000 put on. At 1.3900 I'd still make a decent cut, but by all means let's see it slide all the way ;)

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:42 | 1520223 Pay Day Today
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Don't the Europeans realise that they are being repetitively waterboarded? Do they honestly believe that the awful drowning underwater feeling is going to go away if they just somehow manage to say exactly what they think we want to hear?

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:03 | 1520325 youngman
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"the tensions in bond markets reflect a growing concern among investors about the systemic capacity of the euro area to respond to the evolving crisis."

In a normal market they should not have to respond....that is why interest rates are going up...it is BECAUSE they have to respond to the crisis

 

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:34 | 1520485 Freewheelin Franklin
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Sure, Barosso was elected, but he was the only choice.

 

I can't wait for Nigel Farage's response. Oh shit, there was just another plane crash....

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:48 | 1520559 pacha75
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Barroso in Portuguese (Brazilian, the only version) means big dump.

Draw your own conclusions.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:46 | 1521029 TK7936
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Thanks Mr. Barosso. This is great news. Im gonna run out now and open my wallet, buy an R8 and do like Tony Stark.

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:59 | 1521092 SovietCong
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"...today I am writing to the Heads of State and Government urging them to ensure that these actions are taken without delay..."

Looks like he'll be sending just one letter. It will go something like this: "Dear Angela, please send over the EUR 1.2T check ASAP. Very truly yours..."

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