Friday, March 25, 2016

Attacks in Belgium

please note:

There are some remarks regarding the attacks in Paris and also the more recent mass killings in Brussels.

Since the publisher of EZR is only human and already was fed up with flaws in EU security at the time the attacks in Paris took place, those blog entries are not like:


, but rather in the spirit of:

On the other hand: Don't worry - they just contain harsh, but factual criticism of flawed law enforcement practices, the unwitting elements of the political establishment and recommendations how to improve our response to the terrorist threat.

EZR opinion section
[update]
Belgian police: translation - "Suspect to be identified" (also CCTV footage of 'man with hat' from Brussels airport now available)

[/update]

blog entries regarding: national security

It's possible that there will be some related blog entries in the 'disaster prevention section' of this blog in the near future.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Paris attacks: live streams





Sunday, April 19, 2015

Forecasting the Greek economy: IMF vs EC #fail





EU Commission's forecasting better or worse ?:



 (infographics by ThomsonReuters)

and (for comparison) Greece's government forecast (2012):

  (infographics by ThomsonReuters)

and ...
The full picture (2009 - 2014) Data by ELSTAT  
- Greece's statistics office [pdf, 34 pages, Apr 17 2015]

comments by Paul Krugman on #Greece forecasting of IMF, EC & ECB 
Talking to Paul Krugman (Harald Schumann on the trail - the complete interview)  
[Youtube, links directly to forecasting comments]