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Bio-fuels expert forecast Argentina will become EU main supplier in spite of Spain

Monday, May 14th 2012 - 23:22 UTC
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Bio-fuels expert Christopher Berg and head of F.O. Licht forecasted that Argentina this year will become the largest exporter of bio-diesel to the European Union in spite of the Spanish veto to imports in retaliation for the seizure of YPF. Read full article


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  • tobias

    Well, so much for European solidarity.

    UK got not a peep on the issue of the Falklands Flag.

    Italy/Germany got not a peep on the pensionists in those countries holding defaulted bonds.

    Spain gets not a peep over the trade issues.

    I say this not to gloat, I don't like any of this, but this is exactly what Europeans and UK posters here would say and HAVE said if Argentina does not get unanimous support from other countries in the region. They will say “South America is not united”, “Oh where are Argentina's friends”, “Latin America is no EU”... etc.

    Well, it seems the EU is no EU.

    May 15th, 2012 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Argentina got know where with their sovereignty claim to the EU, yet the EU supported the UK, its just we haven't pushed the issue further, as we have no need to do so Tobias. After all, as far as we the UK are concerned their is no sovereignty dispute as we hold sovereignty whether argentina likes it or not!

    South america is not united, look at all the back stabbing talk and moaning by argentinas neighbours about argentina, all they do is pay lip service to argentina to keep argentina happy. Thats all, nothing more. If it ever comes down to open conflict it will just be argentina on its own, and once chavez is gone their is no way venezuela will help you, as they will be to busy sorting out their own political upheavals once Chavez is gone. And don't expect any help from any other south american nations or china, as they have their own needs to look out for and supporting argentina in any military conflict, should it ever happen, would not be in their own interests.

    May 15th, 2012 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    The issue here is not Argentina or South America, the issue is the UK wanted a formal declaration on the flag issue, EU said it was a ”bilateral' issue.

    Spain wanted a import ban, gets nothing.

    Germany and Italy pensioners still waiting on the EU to force Argie to settle the outstanding bonds.

    Face it teaboy, there is no unity at all in Europe in any of this, its every man for himself right now.

    May 15th, 2012 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Toby, You are assuming all of the litigation and retribution is over. You are very mistaken, the wheels of justice may turn slowly but eventually ARG will have to settle with the bond holdouts, ICSID, etc etc. ARG will be made an example of what happens when you don't play by the rules.
    BTW your awarded judgments and pending litigation are in the 100s of BILLIONS U$ so you are effectively bankrupt now.
    It is just a matter of time, your economy is in a tailspin and there is nothing that can stop it from certain crash.

    May 15th, 2012 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    May 15th, 2012 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Really Tobias, and where did they say it was a biateral issue over the falklands flag ban in argentina and other south american ports? Errr they didn't, they said the sovereingty dispute was a bilateral issue when argentina tried to bring the dispute to the EU to attempt to put more pressure on the UK. Argentina failed as the EU wanted nothing to do with the sovereingty dispute, just so it would entartain argentina nor did they refer to the flag issue in their response either - Heres the article - Where do they the EU mention in their statement about the Flag Issue? They don't!

    Not only that the EU is not a platform for resolving sovereingty issues, it never has been. But that aside it still recongnizes the falkland islands as a legitamate british overseas territory and all EU nations are treaty bound to protect the islands if called upon by the UK or the falkands islanders themselves!

    EU looking at placing sanctions on Argentina - Argentina is going to go bankrupt Tobias, am sure even you considering your one of the more intelligent argentinians on here can see just how severe things will get for argentina and its people should the EU be successful. Oh and you only have CFK and her groonies to blame too.

    May 15th, 2012 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    Cousin Bio-fuels expert Christopher Berg said:

    “Argentina this year will become the largest exporter of bio-diesel to the European Union in spite of the Spanish veto to imports in retaliation for the seizure of YPF.”

    A drop of honesty and good criteria from motherland. What can I say?


    Haters! can you post something more creative please?

    May 15th, 2012 - 04:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    7 - All hail the mighty Argentine economy.

    This is great news you can pay back all your bonds and defaulted loans.
    And maybe the ban on taking currency out of the country and raiding the central bank reserves.

    If only they had known this impending economic miricle was going to happen.

    Well done RG's, now you can stop moaning and whinging and start paying your debts.

    May 15th, 2012 - 07:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    What a stupid article, EU/WTO will have sanctions enforce shortly Arg won't be selling anything to UK USA EU. But you know they have a new trade agreement with Angola..that should help a lot! hahahaha

    May 15th, 2012 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    9 - scoff not just watch this economy fly... they have the support of the world, everybody is their freind...everything is great, very low inflation, no state control of the media, no corruption by the vice president, they are not a no-go area for international investment...its all good thanks. Heil Kircher....Heil Kircher etc etc

    May 15th, 2012 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    @10 - Yeah then CFK legs it to venezuela with all the money she stole from argentine businesses and banks leaving argentine broke! Heil Kircher....Errr hang on a minute wheres she gone, why we have no money in our banks.. GRRRR Kircher you B.I.T.C.H lol

    May 15th, 2012 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    I want to say that she will be hung by her own petard, but I'm not sure that that is the right phrase. Anyway when she wants to take her money out of the country the AFIP will stop her, just like any Argentine tourist!!!!

    May 15th, 2012 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Actually Toby
    The EU is united,
    They are united against each other,
    Most dislike each other,
    most will try to out do each other, and will do what ever it takes to help there own,
    But what you and other Argies fail to understand, it is in fact in house fighting,

    When and where required, the EU will stand and blockade to gether, even if they don’t like it,
    Confusing you might think,
    Only to the non, understandable lol.
    But you have a point in as such; the EU should have CFK over a barrel,
    But by the time they realise it, the barrel would either have leaked or rolled away .lol.

    May 15th, 2012 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Cousin Bio-fuels expert Christopher Berg said:

    “Argentina this year will become the largest exporter of bio-diesel to the European Union in spite of the Spanish veto to imports in retaliation for the seizure of YPF.”
    Dany,the pro brits in this SEWER-Forum are so risible,that they have no dimension of the Argentine potential and capabilities.
    They think Mercosur,and Europe is going to give a dam about Malvinas and ..3000 people...

    May 15th, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    14 - And all profits will go to your corrupt government. Argentina has huge shale gas reserves but your own lazy government cantafford to develop the supply. And nationalising the spanish oil firm has scared off all international investment you need to do this. I am sure the Chinese will be interested in buying your country.
    Get off your backsides and start working to develop your potential and stop blaming everybody else for the mess your in.

    Dany and Malvinero have to work every day in this SEWER forum as its there job trolling for the kircher youth, you have trolled well today, maximo will reward you with extra food tonight.
    Heil Kircher (repeat X5)

    May 15th, 2012 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    just like there deluded leader, they are all brainwashed

    May 15th, 2012 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    And in receipt of kircher youth lunchboxes and cash.

    May 15th, 2012 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Well in Cameron's Britain at least I can't rely on the government for my dinner! But I can still find time to come on here to say - good article, unusually, and funny infantile comments from the haters who's croakings of doom aren't seeming to come true =)

    May 16th, 2012 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    today the UK goverment have perswaded the EU to sue, Argentina over its repeated attacks on british buisiness,

    after argentina firms was told to stop buying UK goods
    tory mps demanded action, against argentinian illigal practices, if the EU wins the case argentina will gace very seriouse trade santions, and millions in fines and lost trade.

    CFK is dragging a once great county to the pits of shit hell.
    bye bye CFK just a matter of time .

    [now you bloggers can cry foul]

    May 16th, 2012 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    18 - Cameron didnt buy my dinner tonight, i am having Hunters Chicken from M & S mmmmmmmmmmmm

    The welfare state in UK pays for a lot of people to leech off the state, but unlike RG land you don't have to vote for the government in return.

    Reichmistress buys votes for food and cash, UK just hands out cash to lazy people, so UK wins again!!! wooooooohoooooooooooo we are morally better than RG land. Give but dont expect anything in return.

    Heil the Kircher youth and her army of paid thugs, vote riggers, and rent a mob,.

    May 16th, 2012 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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