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Articles in English

6.7.2018
Hvers konar kapitalismi? Hva eiga norrna mdeli og knverska runarmdeli sameiginlegt? Getum vi lrt eitthva af hvor rum?

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28.6.2018
THE MAN WHO LENT US HIS VOICE AFTER OURSHAD BEEN SILENCED......

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2.11.2016
JBH interview Scotland

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1.10.2016
Interviewed by the Lithuanian TV

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14.9.2016
WHATS WRONG WITH EUROPE AND WHY DONT YOU FIX IT?

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Greinar september 2016

17.9.2016
WHATS WRONG WITH EUROPE AND WHY DONT YOU FIX IT?
Adendum on banking reform.

Lesa meira 

14.9.2016
WHATS WRONG WITH EUROPE AND WHY DONT YOU FIX IT?
"Whats Wrong with Europe - and by the Way - Why dont You Fix it?" er ra, sem var flutt 14. sept. rstefnu Vilnus um framt Evrpu. Rstefnan var haldin boi utanrkisrherra Litens tilefni af v, a aldarfjrugur er liinn fr v a aljasamflagi viurkenndi endurreist sjlfsti Litens.

Jn Baldvin Hannibalsson, ex Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, gave this speech at a conference in Vilnius, September 14-15, 2016, sponsored by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Mr. Linas Linkevicius.

In 2012 a few years after the American financial crisis had spread around the globe and morphed into the Euro-crisis I was invited to give a keynote-speech at the Baltic Assembly here in Vilnius. On the future of Europe what else! The title of my talk then was What is wrong with Europe and, by the way, why dont you fix it? At the beginning of my speech I followed the academic example by enumerating a few key-concepts, to start my audience thinking. Here they are again:

Toxic loans. Insolvent banks. Unsustainable debt. Bailouts of banks. Junk ratings. Sovereign defaults. Recession. Tax havens. Market manipulation. Insider trading. Creative accounting. Moral hazard. Social contract. Inequality: 1% vs. 99%. Austerity. Plutocracy vs. democracy.

This should suffice to start you thinking. Each and every concept speaks volumes about whats wrong with Europe. Has anything changed during the past four years? Or are we simply stuck in this mess, for which European leaders seem to have no effective solutions?

Lesa meira 

9.9.2016
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE NORDIC MODEL?
"Hva getum vi lrt af norrna mdelinu?" er ra, sem var flutt mlingi ssialdemkrataflokks Litens tilefni af 120 ra afmlinu.

This speech was given at the celebratory 120 year Anniversary of the Lithuanian Social-Demcorati Party in Vilnius, Sept. 9th, 2016. Mr Hannibalsson is the ex-leader of Icelands SDP.

Lesa meira