Next month former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso will speak at a Financial Times conference on the Business of Luxury in Lisbon (see bottom of image below).
Barroso’s Lisbon speech will be in stark contrast to his role as Chairman of the UEFA Foundation for Children, designed to help underprivileged kids around the world.
Football can play crucial role in integration of children in society. Honoured to be Chairman of the UEFA Foundation For Children @UEFA
— José Manuel Barroso (@JMDBarroso) March 24, 2015
The May speaking engagement is much more in line with his role as Chairman of another organisation — the mega-powerful US Investment Bank for the Ultra Ultra High Net Worth: Goldman Sachs aka Government Sachs aka the Vampire Squid.
Goldman was first labelled the Vampire Squid, due to their parasitic nature, in this 2010 Matt Taibbi article for Rolling Stone Magazine:
From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to do it again
The conflict of interests have not gone unnoticed:
— 1 tribe of diversity (@UniversalMinded) July 16, 2016
Barroso was severely criticised for joining a bank that had so mercilessly profited from destabilising the Euro, particularly through its dealings with Greece, only 20 months after leaving the top job in European politics..
Ex-German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder , who works for Rothschild, was once referred to as a “political prostitute” by US Democrat Congressman Tom Lantos for objecting to the Iraq War but then taking money off Vladimir Putin.
Euro architect and former ECB Chief Economist Otmar Issing moved to Goldman Sachs in 2006, just months after leaving the ECB.
And Mario Draghi, current head of the European Central Bank was at Goldman while they were making mega profits out of hiding Greece’s debt from the Greek public and from the ECB itself.
Barroso himself argued that as the minimum 18 months cooling off period had passed he should be allowed to join Goldman.
If times get tough, then maybe the Obamas will head for Wall Street or the British Virgin Islands too.
Meanwhile here’s Barroso talking about a multi-speed Europe