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news EU Parliament : Those pushing for Sanctions v. Hungary are a Minority !
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | ACM
EU Parliament : Those pushing for Sanctions v. Hungary are a Minority ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament Vote's full Results, clearly reveal the Fact that a Controversial Call to put unprecedented Sanctions against the Popular Hungarian Government of...
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news EUParliament: MEP Urges action on Turkey threats v. Oil/Gas dev. by EU+US Companies in Greece+Cyprus
Monday, 15 May 2017 | ACM
EUParliament: MEP Urges action on Turkey threats v. Oil/Gas dev. by EU+US Companies in Greece+Cyprus *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking at EU Parliament's Plenary Session's beginning, Today in Strasbourg, after its President, Antonio Tajani, called him on the forum, mainstream...
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news German People vote Wide Absolute Majority for the Right in NRW Election
Sunday, 14 May 2017 | ACM
 German People vote Wide Absolute Majority for the Right in NRW Election   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- At a 3rd Victory in a Row, but the Most Important until now, for the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Party of Chancelor Angie Merkel, the German People voted for a Large,...
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news With a Minority of 43% v. 56% of French People, Macron faces crucial June Legislative Election
Sunday, 07 May 2017 | ACM
With a Minority of 43% v. 56% of French People, Macron faces crucial June Legislative Election *Strasbourg/City Hall Pressroom/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite calls by all Establishment's Parties to Vote Macron, against Rightist Marine Le Pen, and regardless of a Massive Backing by Mainstream...
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news Historic Record Short EU Summit on BREXIT unexpectedly Ends in Less than 3 Hours !
Saturday, 29 April 2017 | ACM
Historic Record Short EU Summit on BREXIT unexpectedly Ends in Less than 3 Hours !  *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Shortest ever Summit in EU's History, was that of EU's 27 States, specificaly Dedicated to "BREXIT",  in Brussels Today ! Indeed, this...
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news Enigmatic EPP Parties' Head Daul to Eurofora on French Election : -" I Wait for the Vote on May"
Saturday, 29 April 2017 | ACM
Enigmatic EPP Parties' Head Daul to Eurofora on French Election : - *Brussels/EPP Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question on the "Hot" Topical Issue of the unfolding French Presidential Election, Crucial for All Europe, the...
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news EUCommission V.President Sefcovic to Eurofora:Gas Project in EUMember Cyprus,Israel,Egypt=2nd Norway
Saturday, 29 April 2017 | ACM
EUCommission V.President Sefcovic to Eurofora:Gas Project in EUMember Cyprus,Israel,Egypt=2nd Norway *Brussels/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced vice-President of EU Commission, in charge of Energy and Climate, Maros Sefcovic, replying to an "Eurofora" Question, Today, in Brussels, on the...
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news Frontrunner Greek Opposition Party Head Mitsotakis: Even After BREXIT UK would be in Europe
Saturday, 29 April 2017 | ACM
Frontrunner Greek Opposition Party Head Mitsotakis: Even After BREXIT UK would be in Europe *Brussels/EPP Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even After a now possible BREXIT, however, the UK would still be "in Europe", stressed Today the Frontrunner Main Opposition Party' Head in...
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news Spanish King calls to Help Peace in Refugees/Migrants' Countries of origin (while Events accelerate)
Thursday, 27 April 2017 | ACM
Spanish King calls to Help Peace in Refugees/Migrants' Countries of origin (while Events accelerate)  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-  The young King of Spain, addressing CoE's Parliamentary Assembly, launched a Call for European Politicians to Try to Help Peace in the Countries of Origin of...
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news Greek President Pavlopoulos OKs EF Idea on Citizens Participation Rights in Decision-Making process
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 | ACM
Greek President Pavlopoulos OKs EF Idea on Citizens Participation Rights in Decision-Making process  *Strasbourg/CoE+Sciences Po/Angelo Marcopolo/- Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who is also a Paris-Educated University Professor of Public Administration Law, speaking to "Eurofora"...
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news Greek President Pavlopoulos: Turkish Army Invasions Contrary to EU Law based Cyprus Issue solution
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 | ACM
Greek President Pavlopoulos: Turkish Army Invasions Contrary to EU Law based Cyprus Issue solution   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Foreign Military Interventions by Turkey are incompatible with a Solution of Cyprus' Issue based on EU Law, stressed the President of Greece, professor...
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news CoE decided full Monitoring on Turkey (with EU effects)
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | ACM
CoE decided full Monitoring on Turkey (with EU effects)  *Stasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- In a Decision which should normaly have Important Consequences on EU - Turkey's controversial, UnPopular and Costly "Accession" claims, CoE's...
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news Presidential Elections: French People to extend Spring 2017 into Summer-Time ?..
Sunday, 23 April 2017 | ACM
Presidential Elections:  French People to extend Spring 2017 into Summer-Time ?.. *Strasbourg/Prefectoral Palace/Angelo Marcopolo/- The often Unpredictable French People, (as also the American People, recently), may reserve More Surprizes in the forthcoming, 2nd and Final Round of...
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news Declarations des premiers Candidats Présidentiels après Attentats Meurtriers de Terrorisme Islamiste
Friday, 21 April 2017 | ACM
Declarations des premiers Candidats Présidentiels après Attentats Meurtriers de Terrorisme Islamiste   *Strasbourg(France)/Texte Integral/- ...Réagissant tous, pour la première fois, à conditions égales et "à chaud", de suite après l' Aggression armée aux Champs Elysées, au coeur de...
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news Turkish lobby attempts to Drop CoE Draft asking for full Monitoring (with EU effects) ?
Friday, 21 April 2017 | ACM
Turkish lobby attempts to Drop CoE Draft asking for full Monitoring (with EU effects) ? *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While things advance "Normaly" for CoE Assembly's experienced, but also diplomatic, Director General, Wojcieck Sawicki, as he ensured  in reply to a...
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news CoE Anti-Torture Watchdog Chief Gnatovsky to EF: Turkey, Remand Prisoners +Obstacle to Publish Facts
Thursday, 20 April 2017 | ACM
CoE Anti-Torture Watchdog Chief Gnatovsky to EF: Turkey, Remand Prisoners +Obstacle to Publish Facts   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just after having Denounced the "Extensive resort to Lengthy Remand Detention" of Dissidents "by the Turkish Authorities", often even Before...
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news Eurofora Wishes a Happy Easter 2017 to all its Readers
Friday, 14 April 2017 | ACM
Eurofora Wishes a Happy Easter 2017 to all its Readers   ... With Salvador Dali's "Christ on the Cross" (1951), as well as Mathias Grünewald's "Christ's Resurrection" (1515),   + added to Johan Sebastian Bach's...
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news Fillon: People's Historic Culture=Oxygen to Integration, versus Islamist Radicals, for France+Europe
Thursday, 06 April 2017 | ACM
Fillon: People's Historic Culture=Oxygen to Integration, versus Islamist Radicals, for France+Europe *Strasbourg/Rhenus Hall (Facing EU Parliament)/Angelo Marcopolo/- Today, also for Europe's sake, we Urgently Need to Turn on in France the Best Engine for Action, which is in People's Heart,...
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news PanEuropa Head Terrenoire: End Turkey EU Bid. Better links to Russia, HighTech +People=> EU Revival
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 | ACM
 PanEuropa Head Terrenoire: End Turkey EU Bid. Better links to Russia, HighTech +People=> EU Revival *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- "It's Now", at "one of those Rare Moments where History is On the Making", that European People "must Go to the...
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news Islamist Terrorists Target Civilian People reminding Real Europe: Paris,Berlin,London,St-Petersburg+
Monday, 03 April 2017 | ACM
Islamist Terrorists Target Civilian People reminding Real Europe: Paris,Berlin,London,St-Petersburg+   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU Parlament's plenary this week Risked to be limited to just another "BREXIT", Anti-Russian, and Anti-Alternative Web Medias' (etc) routine...
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news Munich Security Conference CEO Ambassador Ischinger to EF: Global Web Governance to include Judges ?
Thursday, 30 March 2017 | ACM
Munich Security Conference CEO Ambassador Ischinger to EF: Global Web Governance to include Judges ?  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Head of Munich's Security Conference, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, speaking to "Eurofora", supported the use of International Judges as a...
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news CoE Local Democracy Watchdog slams Turkey's Mass Oppression of Elected Mayors : Back to 1990ies ?!
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 | ACM
CoE Local Democracy Watchdog slams Turkey's Mass Oppression of Elected Mayors : Back to 1990ies ?! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-  "I have NEVER seen a SO BAD  Situation as Now" in "Turkey",  during 18 Years that I've been CoE's Rapporteur on Local Democracy for...
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news CoE Chairman, Foreign Minister Kasulides +CLRAE President Mosler-Tornstrom to EF on Cyprus UN Talks
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 | ACM
CoE Chairman, Foreign Minister Kasulides +CLRAE President Mosler-Tornstrom to EF on Cyprus UN Talks    *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking exclusively to "Eurofora" just after his Address to CoE's Local/Regional Democray Watchdog (CLRAE) Plenary in Strasbourg, the...
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news EU Leaders Highlight Citizens role in foreseeable Future (10 Years)
Saturday, 25 March 2017 | ACM
EU Leaders Highlight Citizens role in foreseeable Future  (10 Years) *Rome/Campidoglio Hill/Angelo Marcopolo/- Developing Further, and Projecting at the Future, a Shift which had Emerged at Bratislava Summit (9/2016 - See relevant "Eurofora"s NewsReports...
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news Pope Francis for New European Humanism : Dare Dream a New Hope ?
Friday, 24 March 2017 | ACM
Pope Francis for New European Humanism : Dare Dream a New Hope ?   *Rome/Vatican/Angelo Marcopolo/- When Vatican's brand new Deputy Press Director, Paloma García Ovejero, first heard "Eurofora"s suggestion to associate Pope Francis' call to...
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news CoE Landscape body Chief Mortensen to EF: Life Quality-Human Rights/Democracy+Pope Francis urge
Thursday, 23 March 2017 | ACM
CoE Landscape body Chief Mortensen to EF: Life Quality-Human Rights/Democracy+Pope Francis urge *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The President of CoE's watchdog for the Respect of European Landscapes, Liv Kristine Mortensen, from Norway, speaking to "Eurofora", observed, in...
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news UK MPs Refuged in Christian Church after Islamist Terror targets Innocent Civilian People !?
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | ACM
UK MPs Refuged in Christian Church after Islamist Terror targets Innocent Civilian People !?  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE Assembly's President, Pedro Agramunt, an expêrienced Spanish ChristianDemocrat MEP, in a Press Communiqué edited Today in Strasbourg and send by the CoE...
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news CoE Anti-Corruption watchdog Head Mrcela to EF on French Presidential: ALL Politicians to be Cleaned
Monday, 20 March 2017 | ACM
CoE Anti-Corruption watchdog Head Mrcela to EF on French Presidential: ALL Politicians to be Cleaned *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Marin Mrcela, from Croatia, President of CoE's Anti-Corruption Watchdog, known as "GRECO", replying to an "Eurofora"'s Question on the...
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news Trump's Finance Chief Mnuchin to EF on his 1st Trip to Europe: a Feeling of Coming Back Home ?...
Saturday, 18 March 2017 | ACM
Trump's Finance Chief Mnuchin to EF on his 1st Trip to Europe: a Feeling of Coming Back Home ?...  *Baden-Baden (Germany)/G20 Ministerial Finance Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- A New US Treasure Secretary, Steven Mnuchin's unusual Reply, was given to an even more unusual "Eurofora"s...
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news Schäuble to EF after G20 Finance+EU Rome Summit's Eve: €uro to Strengthen Europe with its People
Saturday, 18 March 2017 | ACM
Schäuble to EF after G20 Finance+EU Rome Summit's Eve: €uro to Strengthen Europe with its People *Baden-Baden/G20 Ministerial Finance Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- German Minister of Finance, Wolgang Schäuble, who Chairs now the "G20" Finance Ministerial Summit for 2017, Replying to a...
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news Mnuchin US Interest Rate move Natural, says French Finance Minister Sapin to EF, at G20
Friday, 17 March 2017 | ACM
Mnuchin US Interest Rate move Natural, says French Finance Minister Sapin to EF, at G20 *Baden-Baden/G20/Angelo Marcopolo/- French Minister of Finance, Michel Sapin, speaking to "Eurofora" during a G20 Finance Summit, backed US Interest rates latest move :  - USA...
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news Trump+Merkel overshadow G20 Finance Ministers Start in Baden Baden (Germany)
Friday, 17 March 2017 | ACM
Trump+Merkel overshadow G20 Finance Ministers Start in Baden Baden (Germany) *Baden-Baden /G20 Finance Ministerial/Angelo Marcopolo/- As it was also reported ater the latest Brussels' EU Summit, "Family Photos" of Top Politicians in European/International...
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news Europe Internet Providers Head Rotert to EF: Concern for EU-CoE Moves on "Hate Speech"+ Human Rights
Thursday, 16 March 2017 | ACM
Europe Internet Providers Head Rotert to EF: Concern for EU-CoE Moves on *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Pioneer of Internet Global Communications, since the Early 1980ies, Professor in German University of nearby Karlsruhe (an EU "MIT" for many), as well...
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news Netherlands' 2017 Election: Dutch People slam "Gro-Ko", and Vote mainly at the Right
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | ACM
Netherlands' 2017 Election: Dutch People slam *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite a Last-Minute "Lifting" offered by Turkey's Mediatic Provocation to the Outgoing Prime Minister Rutte, as various, German a.o. Medias note,...
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news EU Scientific Research Council Chief Burguignon to Eurofora on relations with USA, Russia, China +
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | ACM
EU Scientific Research Council Chief Burguignon to Eurofora on relations with USA, Russia, China +  *Strasbourg/SupraMolecular RST Institute/Angelo Marcopolo/- The President of EU's Scientific Research Council, (ERC), Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, a Top Mathematician from France, speaking...
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news Head of German Governing CDU-CSU MEPs Reul to EF on Franco-German Elections + Decisions on EU Future
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 | ACM
Head of German Governing CDU-CSU MEPs Reul to EF on Franco-German Elections + Decisions on EU Future *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Herbert Reul, Head of the German Governing Christiandemocrat MEPs in EU Parliament, speaking to "Eurofora" Today, stressed that EU Politicians...
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news EUParliament V.President Wieland +EFDD Group Chair Farage: 2 Opposed Views on BREXIT meet on Timing?
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 | ACM
EUParliament V.President Wieland +EFDD Group Chair Farage: 2 Opposed Views on BREXIT meet on Timing? *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" from 2 clearly Opposed Viewpoints on BREXIT, EU Parliament's vice-President Rainer Wiener, a prominent...
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news French Right's Unity on EU Solidarity v. Turkish State Political Rallies row in Europe spread Left
Sunday, 12 March 2017 | ACM
French Right's Unity on EU Solidarity v. Turkish State Political Rallies row in Europe spread Left *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A clear Majority of Top French Politicians, Uniting for the First Time all the Right side of the Political spectrum, from Center-Right "Republicans" and their...
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news Turkey still Refuses to apply ECHR Judgements, as Cyprus Refugees/IDPs, Waiting for Justice, Die !
Friday, 10 March 2017 | ACM
Turkey still Refuses to apply ECHR Judgements, as Cyprus Refugees/IDPs, Waiting for Justice, Die ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Decisions taken Today by CoE's Committee of Ministers on the Supervision of ECHR Judgements' execution, clearly Reveal that the Turkish Government still...
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news French Rising Star+Strasbourg Region V.President+Candidate MP Schalck to EF: No Erdogan meeting here
Thursday, 09 March 2017 | ACM
French Rising Star+Strasbourg Region V.President+Candidate MP Schalck to EF: No Erdogan meeting here   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The 1st French Politician (after those in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, etc) to dare Resist controversial Turkish Government's pressing...
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news CoE Child Abuse Watchdog Officials to EF for Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants Age Verification
Monday, 06 March 2017 | ACM
CoE Child Abuse Watchdog Officials to EF for Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants Age Verification *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Real Children's "Age Verification is a very Important Issue" Today, particularly in relation to Sexual Abuse and Migration, so that a special...
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news People eye Fillon determined v. Islamo-Fascism, Change from Socialists, face NF : No Hold up on Vote
Sunday, 05 March 2017 | ACM
People eye Fillon determined v. Islamo-Fascism, Change from Socialists, face NF : No Hold up on Vote *Angelo Marcopolo/- At the Symbolic "Human Rights' parvis" of Paris' "Trocadero" square, between 50.000 or 200.000 People, according to various estimations, (except from...
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news French Presidentials: MEP Alliot-Marie's Lawyer asks Macron to Stop apparent Plagiarism at Program
Friday, 03 March 2017 | ACM
French Presidentials: MEP Alliot-Marie's Lawyer asks Macron to Stop apparent Plagiarism at Program *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Mainstream French MEP and Chair of EU Parliament's Delegation to the Arab Peninsula, Experienced former Minister of Defense, JHA and Foreign Affairs, Michelle...
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news All French Right's Top Candidates exposed to Judicial Prosecution eve of Election crucial for Europe
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 | ACM
All French Right's Top Candidates exposed to Judicial Prosecution eve of Election crucial for Europe *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU has practicaly Suspended Final Decisions on the Topical Debate about the Future of Europe (Initiated at the First EU-27 Summit of September 2016 in Bratislava...
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news ECHR Condemns Turkey for 17 Years Delay in Judging complaints for Torture
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 | ACM
ECHR Condemns Turkey for 17 Years Delay in Judging complaints for Torture  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An Unanimous ECHR Judgement published Today Condemned the Turkish Authorities for Violating the Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman/Degrading Treatments, by Delaying...
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news Mayor Sadiq drops Killed Innocent Victim Family plea v. Impunity in choice imposed on London Police
Thursday, 23 February 2017 | ACM
Mayor Sadiq drops Killed Innocent Victim Family plea v. Impunity in choice imposed on London Police *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Controversial current London Mayor Sadiq Khan rejected a Tragic Plea from the Family of a notoriously Unjustly Killed Innocent Victim, Brutaly Shot 7 times at the ...
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news EU - Canada Trade: Contradictory EU Parliament Votes on CETA, after Trump asked NAFTA Review
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | ACM
EU - Canada Trade: Contradictory EU Parliament Votes on CETA, after Trump asked NAFTA Review    *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Differend Majority Votes of MEPs gave in EU Parliament here a Contradictory image on a controversial EU - Canada Trade deal (CETA), "the Most Ambitious"...
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news Industry/Research Committee Chair f.EUParliament President Buzek to EF: Digital EU Cloud on Science+
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 | ACM
Industry/Research Committee Chair f.EUParliament President Buzek to EF: Digital EU Cloud on Science+     *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- In Exclusive Statements to "Eurofora", the Chairman of EU Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE), and former...
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news Top German MEP Brok to Eurofora on Trump : Europe is Ready for Fight v. ISIS +
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | ACM
Top German MEP Brok to Eurofora on Trump : Europe is Ready for Fight v. ISIS +  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even if we have yet to see how things will go exactly between the New US President Don Trump and the EU, nevertheless, Europe is Ready for a real Fight...
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news Top German MEP Brok to EF: No to Ankara claim for 80 Million Turks to get EUCitizen Rights in Cyprus
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | ACM
Top German MEP Brok to EF: No to Ankara claim for 80 Million Turks to get EUCitizen Rights in Cyprus *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Ankara Government's recent provocative Demand for 80 Millions of Turks to get an identical Status to EU Citizens in Cyprus, as a Condition for the...
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news EU Debate on Ukraine Aid: Need for impartial Judges against Corruption hampers Economy's potential
Monday, 13 February 2017 | ACM
EU Debate on Ukraine Aid: Need for impartial Judges against Corruption hampers Economy's potential *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An exceptional and Topical MEPs' Debate in EU Parliament Today pointed mainly at Judges' integrity, away from Political influences, and Committed to the Rule of...
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news France: All Leaders of Right Change hit by Judges named by Socialist Outgoing Rulers at Vote's eve
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 | ACM
France: All Leaders of Right Change hit by Judges named by Socialist Outgoing Rulers at Vote's eve  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- All French main Leaders able to present a serious Alternative at the Right side of the Political Spectrum in the forthcoming, Crucial Elections of April/May 2017,...
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news As "Post-Human" Risks grow, Prof. Mattei to EF: BioTech = as Nuclear Bomb +Global Issue for Humanity
Saturday, 04 February 2017 | ACM
As *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While speculations are going on about whether New US President Don Trump will, or not, Reverse Dems' Obama's 1st Decision : to Spend Federal Funds for Genetic...
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news PACE President Agramunt to EF: Terrorism Victims voice must he heard (+CoE Chair Cyprus project)
Friday, 27 January 2017 | ACM
PACE President Agramunt to EF: Terrorism Victims voice must he heard (+CoE Chair Cyprus project) *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The just re-Elected for a New Mandate, experienced President of PanEuropean CoE's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Pedro Agramunt, a mainstream ChristianDemocrat...
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news CoE on Mass Migration : No to EU 2015 ReSettlement + For Asylum processing Outside Europe
Thursday, 26 January 2017 | ACM
CoE on Mass Migration :  No to EU 2015 ReSettlement + For Asylum processing Outside Europe *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- After an "Urgent" Debate on "the Need to Reform European (Mass) Migration Policies", CoE, the PanEuropean Organisation for Human Rights,...
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news ECHR: Raimondi finds Turkish reply for Torture "Excellent News"
Thursday, 26 January 2017 | ACM
ECHR: Raimondi finds Turkish reply for Torture *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- Mr. Guido Raimondi, who holds ECHR's Top Job at its Head since 2015, appeared Glad to Anounce Today, from Early Morning, in an Exceptionaly Shortened Press...
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news CoE Social Rights Committee vice-Presidents to EF on Right to Work +Vocational Training developments
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 | ACM
CoE Social Rights Committee vice-Presidents to EF on Right to Work +Vocational Training developments   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- 4 Years of Investigations in more than 34 Countries by PanEuropean CoE's Social Rights Committee, clearly designated the Right to Work and Vocational...
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news Cyprus President+CoE Chair Anastasiades to EF: New USA Leadership to be Briefed on UN Peace Efforts
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 | ACM
Cyprus President+CoE Chair Anastasiades to EF: New USA Leadership to be Briefed on UN Peace Efforts *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Member Cyprus' President, and current Chairman of the 47 Member States-strong, PanEuropean CoE's Organisation (which includes Russia),...
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news CoE Secretary General Jagland to EF: NOBEL Peace Prize for Cyprus Deal = Too Early ?
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 | ACM
CoE Secretary General Jagland to EF: NOBEL Peace Prize for Cyprus Deal = Too Early ?  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's Secretary General, and NOBEL Peace Prize Committee's Long-Time Member, (former Chairman), as well as Prime Minister of Norway, Thorbjorn...
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news Cyprus Foreign Minister Kasulides to EF: We wished UN SC PM+ at UN's Conference, but Others did not
Monday, 23 January 2017 | ACM
Cyprus Foreign Minister Kasulides to EF: We wished UN SC PM+ at UN's Conference, but Others did not *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Cyprus had wished an active Presence of several other Important Global Powers at the UN sponsored International Conference of Geneva for the ReUnification of that...
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news CoE Human Rights Director Giakumopoulos to Eurofora: Trump's view on "MedicAid" shows "Civilisation"
Friday, 20 January 2017 | ACM
CoE Human Rights Director Giakumopoulos to Eurofora: Trump's view on *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While the 47 Member States-strong CoE is Ready to Participate in a Ground-Breaking  International Conference for a "European Pillar of Social Rights",...
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news CoE: Calls to Debate + put Turkey under Monitoring, with Concequences vis a vis EU
Friday, 20 January 2017 | ACM
CoE: Calls to Debate + put Turkey under Monitoring, with Concequences vis a vis EU  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE Assembly's (PACE) Powerful Political and Monitoring Committees have Both Officially asked for an "Urgent" Debate on Turkey, Next Week in...
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news Antonio Tajani is one of the Rare EU Parliament's Presidents who owes Nothing to Socialists !
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | ACM
Antonio Tajani is one of the Rare EU Parliament's Presidents who owes Nothing to Socialists ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- For the 1st Time after Many Years of "Gro-Ko", (i.e. that Total Confusion on People's Freedom to Choose between Right and Left in Democracy, considered by...
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news CoE-UNESCO-ICC Officials to EF: Cultural Heritage Property new Treaty to Fil Gap + Fight ISIL Terror
Friday, 13 January 2017 | ACM
CoE-UNESCO-ICC Officials to EF: Cultural Heritage Property new Treaty to Fil Gap + Fight ISIL Terror *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- A New PanEuropean/International Legal Tool for the Protection of Cultural Heritage is due to Fill serious Gaps on Safeguarding People's Historic Identity and...
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news EU Parliament's Presidency: In the Past, Italian Right left it to Socialists. Now it wants it Back !
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 | ACM
EU Parliament's Presidency: In the Past, Italian Right left it to Socialists. Now it wants it Back !   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An "EXCLUSIVE" and Original Press Reportage by "Eurofora" reveals the Fact that the Italian Center-Right had already Accepted to Give, Once, its...
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news CIA: Obama-Hired Staff push his Cold War/Complot claim v. Russia +Expose People to Islamic Terror
Saturday, 07 January 2017 | ACM
CIA: Obama-Hired Staff push his Cold War/Complot claim v. Russia +Expose People to Islamic Terror   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-  In an Historic "Double" Record Today, controversial CIA Officials appointed by the Out-going US President Barack Hussein Obama, vainly attempted to Back...
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news More LIGHT in 2017 ?
Sunday, 01 January 2017 | ACM
More LIGHT in 2017 ?    *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While new US President-elect, Don Trump, speaking from New York, has symbolicaly promissed to the American People, just after his November 2016 Surprize Win, that...
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news F. Greek Ambassador to Libya on 2012, Murdered on 2016 in murky Brazil case, incl. Political Issues?
Friday, 30 December 2016 | ACM
F. Greek Ambassador to Libya on 2012, Murdered on 2016 in murky Brazil case, incl. Political Issues? * The former Ambassador of Greece to Libya during the notorious "Benghazi scandal" of 2012 of the non-elucidated yet Deadly Attack by Islamic Extremists against US Ambassador Stevens and 3...
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news Russian Plane to Syria via Turkey: Crash kills Artists+Press on Christmas for Aleppo Damaged Church
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 | ACM
Russian Plane to Syria via Turkey: Crash kills Artists+Press on Christmas for Aleppo Damaged Church *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- What really Happened, in the Middle of 2016's Christmas Night, when 92 Persons, including a World Famous Choir+Dance Group with a Dozen of Women, a Top ...
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news Berlin Islamic Terror Massacre=Attempt to OverShadow Russian Ambassador Murder by Turkish Policeman?
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 | ACM
Berlin Islamic Terror Massacre=Attempt to OverShadow Russian Ambassador Murder by Turkish Policeman?    *(Investigative, Factual News-Viewpoint).- The Biggest Massacre of innocent Civilian People committed in Germany until now by Islamic Terrorism, which Killed 12 Victims and Wounded about 50 more,...
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news EUParliament 1st v.President Tajani: Recent Violence on Jews risks to provoke new Exodus to Israel !
Monday, 12 December 2016 | ACM
EUParliament 1st v.President Tajani: Recent Violence on Jews risks to provoke new Exodus to Israel !    *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Recently Growing Number of Aggressions against Jewish People risk to provoke a New Exodus towards Israel, Warned the 1st vice-President of EU...
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news USA: McCain+Dems Skid, get Out of Control: Fire on Russia, Forget ISIL Islamic Terrorism + X else...
Saturday, 10 December 2016 | ACM
USA: McCain+Dems Skid, get Out of Control: Fire on Russia, Forget ISIL Islamic Terrorism + X else... *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Notoriously Controversial Establishment "Bi-Partisan" RINO, Mr. McCain, obviously Skided away and got Out of Control Today, by Brutaly Attacking the President...
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news OECD Education Head Schleicher to EF: Global Stagnation on Science Students Performance may Hide Gap
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 | ACM
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CoE Local/Regional Democracy Watchdog's Chief Frecon to Eurofora on Ukraine Summit: Boost Dialogue !

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean CoE's Watchdog on Local/Regional Democracy's President, experienced Senator Jean-Claude Frecon, from the Governing Socialist Party in France, speaking to "EuroFora" on the forthcoming Local/Regional Elections in Ukraine on October 2015, which are expected to be Crucial for the Peace process according to the Minsk Agreements, that a Quadrilateral Summit between the Leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine are due to thoroughly Examine in a Summit in Paris on Friday, endorsed the view that, if a Postponement of those Elections in the Autonomist Regions of Donetsk/Luhansk might Help to Start and Develop a real Dialogue between all sides involoved, on the concrete details of the Future Political Solution to the Conflict, then, that Proposal of Compromise reportedly made Recently by Representatives of those areas, might, indeed, become Helpful.

 


    => In fact, what is Essential to try to obtain in the forthcoming Summit for Ukraine, is to Boost a Dialogue among all sides involved, according to the Minsk Agreements, on the main oustanding issues, particularly concerning the imminent Local/Regional Elections, the Status of the DeCentralisation in the Donetsk/Luhansk Regions held by Autonomists, etc, he stressed to Reply to an "Eurofora" Question in Conclusion, (See Infra).

      - "We (CLRAE) have already said that a kind of (Local/regional) Autonomy for those areas could be a Good Solution, in Ukraine as elsewhere, but, naturally, in the Framework of the Country's Territorial Integrity", President Frecon stressed from the Outset, as a matter of Principle.


    -"This was inscribed (recently) in the Ukranian Legislation, even if some sectors of the Extreme Right, don't like it at all". CLRAE's Head observed, concerning some Troubles reportedly provoked after the Vote of a relevant Draft Law by the Ukranian Parliament, at a 1st Lecture, that President Poroshenko has strongly Condemned.  


    - "But what do they want, in fact : Return Back to the War ?", Jean-Claude Frecon wondered, reminding the Tragic Deadly and Destructive Ukranian Conflict which has stroke since February 2014 that formerly Peaceful European Country, provoking, according to Figures published at the Beginning of September 2015 by UNO's High Commissioner on Human Rights, at nearby Geneva, More than 8.000 Dead, and 17.810 Wounded Victims, many among them being simple Civilian People.


    - "In order to Avoid War, trying to Help People Live Together, and start some Dialogue between them, Hoping that this Dialogue will be Conclusive" for the completion of a Political Solution, "it's simply Better to tell them (i.e. to the Donetsk/Luhansk Autonomists) that you Remain inside the Ukranian Country, but we  (Kiev's Central Government) give you some Autonomy", he resumed in substance.


    - At any case, "we, neither inside the CLRAE, nor in the Entire CoE, we are Not in favor of saying that, Today we have 47 Member Countries, but in the Future we might have, perhaps more than 50 or even 100 ! No, we (CoE) are Not at all for such a thing", he clearly underlined, adiopting a Critical stance vis a vis Various  recent Trends, mutatis-mutandis, also in some Other European Countries, such as, f.ex. in UK's Scotland, Spain's Catalognia, etc., where Popular Referendums for Independence, or not, have been notoriously asked and voted, (however without obtaining yet any Majority of Votes in Neither among them)..


    - Thus, "F.ex., among others, for Catalonia, it was said in substance that you are part of the Country (Spain), but you can Speak the Catalonian Language too". Also in Ukraine, "even if the Ukranian remains the Official Language of the Country, neverteless, in the Regions where the Large Majority of the Population are Russian-Speakers, they are told that they can Continue to use Both Languages, which, by the way, are Not so Differend between them....", he noted.


    >>> Questioned by "EuroFora" about a Recent Proposal of Compromise, reportedly made earlier this Month, by Representatives of the Donetsk/Luhansk Autonomists, to eventualy Postpone for later-on, (f.ex. for February 2016), the Local/Regional Elections due to be held in that area, as also throughout the rest of Ukraine on October 2015, but apparently strongly Contested by Kiev's Central Government, which claims that the Conditions required for such an Election would Not yet exist, or not entirely fulfilled in the pro-Autonomists' areas, CLRAE's Head appeared quite Positive, but under one Key Condition ;


    >>> - "If we can Hope that a certain Dialogue could be established, then, we have to Try that !", PanEuropean CoE's Watchdog for Local/Regional Democracy's experienced Head clearly advised, in reply to the above-mentioned "EuroFora"s Question.


      - "F.ex., if they tell us that we need some Weeks or Months more, in order to hold a Dialogue, then, I think, that Naturally, this should be accepted", he resumed.


     - "But we don't know yet" if it will work, or not. "So, what I'm advising, in substance, is, despite everything, to put, at least, a little of water in the wine", (typical French expression calling for Moderation),  "Even if we didn't obtain something very Big" (in the key promise for a process of DeCentralisation of Power, in exchange of some other concessions from the Autonomists), "at least, we obtained Some Concessions". And, in general, in this as also in Other cases, "you never know if, what Exists Today, might Not Remain for Ever", he Warned all involved.


    + Meanwhile, "the CLRAE, which will hold its Next Plenary Session" in Strasbourg "in 3 Weeks" Time,is due to "Send a Team of about 30 Observers" for the forthcoming Local/Regional Elections in Ukraine, "and there are 10 People more, comming from the (CoE's) Parliamentary Assembly, who Asked to come Together with us", anounced to "EuroFora" the President of the PanEuropean Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (CLRAE). "Because we have a crystal-clear legal Mandate for that", he concluded.


    => Finally, expressing the Wish of PanEuropean CoE's Competent body for Local/Regional DeCentralisation and Democracy, from the forthcoming Quadrilateral Summit on Ukraine, scheduled for Friday, President Frecon stressed that, - "What We (CLRAE) want, First of all, is that they all Sit around the Same Table" for Peace Talks, as he pointed out.


    - "So, at least the Russians and the current Ukranians Government should be there", together with France and Germany. And he acknowledged that, according to the Minsk Agreements, a "Dialogue" on  certain Crucial Key points, must include also Representatives of all sides, i.e. also or the Donetsk/Luhansk areas held by Autonomists, (Comp. Supra).

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    - "Naturally, Yes. But we know that this will be Difficult. That's why, even if we might not obtain, right from the Start, a Full Negotiation, but, at least, a kind of Partial Negotiation, then, it could be OK for us", i.e. for the PanEuropean Organisation of Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, i.e. the CoE, President Jean-Claude Frecon concluded in fine, as thing stand Today.

 

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EU Vote : Strasbourg's Daul wins 3 landslides, guiding EPP in larger than expected European victory

Written by ACM
Sunday, 07 June 2009

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Guiding the largest Group of MEPs to a bigger than expected pan-European victory over exhausted or fragmented competitors, overcoming even the results of a scheduled split, and winning brillant scores at his home town : Strasbourg, region : Alsace, and country : France, Joseph Daul, the President of the European People's Party EPP/ChristianDemocrats, succeeded also to be both present in Brussels and Strasbourg at the same time, thanks to a duplex connexion...

Daul's EPP list got some 28%, clearly distancing PS' 23% in Strasbourg, despite a recently elected Socialist Mayor. More than 29%, compared to PS' less than 17%, in his Constituency : East. Some 33%, (i.e. almost double than "Greens"' 17% who follow), in his Region, Alsace. And his National Party : UMP clearly won in France with 28%, the PS following with only 16%, (equal to "Greens")..

More important, Daul's EPP Group inside EU Parliament, with some 265 MEPs kept a solid 1st place, much Higher than all other Groups, and even augmented its lead over Socialists, who lose many MEPs, falling down to some 160 MEPs only. Thus, he managed to succesfully overcome a scheduled split by British Conservatives and a few others who were added to various Independents at his right : About 90 MEPS searching an attachment. Most of them have already said that they would often vote together, according to selective agreements with the EPP Group.

In fact, it's Daul Group's Solidity, added to EPP candidate MEPs' gains in several EU Countries, which makes of the EPP a kind of "Center of Gravity" in the new EU Parliament (2009-2014), around which, various, more or less close circles of much smaller Groups can float, according to punctual or structural deals.

Many variations become, thus, possible : After losing more than 100 MEPs EU-wide, Socialists, with only 160 MEPs, cannot rely on a tiny (+6) augmentation of the small "Green" group (with only some 51 MEPs), nor on the diminished, 30 MEPs EuroLeft group, to challenge EU Parliament's powers wihout the EPP. But Liberals, despite losing some -20 MEPs, could, theoretically, add their remaining 80 MEPs to EPP's 265 MEPs or so, to get an absolute Majority. Unless EPP's 265-MEPs strong Group succeeds to attract at least some 70 MEPs from Small Groups as UEN, Ind/Dem and various others or Independents, which total more than 145 MEPs in all, to form another Majority, at the center-right..

Wisely, Daul has resisted to Journalists' questions in Strasbourg on who will be the next EU Parliament's President, (while also avoiding questions on EU Commission before June 7), arguying that "we must first see what the final outcome of the (June 2009) Elections will be".

Speculations focused on a choice between an agreement with Socialist Group's leader, Martin Schultz of Germany for a rotating presidency, as previously, or with Liberal Group's leader, Graham Watson from the UK. But other last-minute possibilities cannot be excluded.

If Cameron, the British Conservative party's leader, hadn't been pushed by some to try to make a small split Group out of the EPP (as in a remote Past), then, his MEPs would be Members of a most influential Group in EU Parliament, close to an Absolute Majority (EPP having, in this case, some 360 MEPs out of a total of 736)..

Schultz's confirmation, earlier to "EuroFora", that the PS would like to keep a "technical agreement" of the past with the EPP, (on a rotating chairmanship), wasn't a surprise. EU sources indicated that for the first 2,5 years, among EPP candidates might be vice-presidents Mario Mauro (Italy) or Poland's Buzek, etc., followed by PS' turn.

Watson is focusing on Political aspects :  Contrary to usual talk, now, (particurly if Lisbon Treaty enters soon into force), "it's not so much who will be the President of EU Commission, (i.e. Baroso or someone else) which matters. Because EU needs Political leadership from EU Council (i.e. National Governments) and/or EU Parliament", he told "EuroFora". 

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(See related Newstories on EU Elections at "EuroFora.net")

EU Commissioners Kuneva, Reding + Orban to "EuroFora" : "Enormous Potential to boom on-line !"

Written by ACM
Thursday, 07 May 2009

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EU has an "enormous Potential" for on-line Media, and EU intends to make it "boom" by "targetting the whole (European) on-line Market, and not just a segment", in order to "sell better for consumers and businesses" by facilitating EU Citizens' access through the promotion of their Rights,  Multi-linguism, etc. including by facing the challenge of Better Networks and Technologic Innovations, replied in substance EU Commissioners Meglena Kuneva, Viviane Reding and Leonard Orban, to "EuroFora"'s questions.

Observing that "some previous attempts to create On-line Media, even in Big EU Countries, did not work enough for the moment, at least not as in the USA" etc., "EuroFora" asked EU Commissioners about their views on the new perspectives opened now, thanks also to "EU efforts to help", "for the developpement of new On-line Media, on the entire EU-level".

-  "The EU On-line Market has an enormous potential, that we don't utilize enough", replied from the outset Reding

- "We (EU) want to bring this Market to a Boom", EU Commissioner on Information Society and Media stressed in her reply to "EuroFora"'s question on the development of new European On-line Media.

F.ex. about 50% of EU households already have a broadmand access, but less than ...7% of them use it to buy on the Internet, so that the current 106 Billion € on-line EU market income, even if huge, in fact doesn't represent but only a small fraction of what is possible in the EU, Reding observed.

"That's why we have to inform both businesses and users", she concluded in reply.

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EU Commissioner for Consumers' protection, Meglena Kuneva, also replied positively to "EuroFora"'s question on the current prospects for the development of On-line Media ;

- "It fits", Because "we (EU) are targetting the whole single on-line market" throughout all Europe. "As you can see, this is in the framework of our efforts : " "Digital Agenda for the entire On-line Market", as it's quite right written on screen".

 - So, "this is, indeed, our purpose  : To sell better to the On-line Market, both for Consumers and for Businesses", EU Commisioner Kuneva concluded in her reply to "EuroFora"'s question.

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Statistics reveal that, until now, the main obstacle was the lack of "Trust" by consumers to trans-border transactions on-line, mainly because they were afraid that the good they bought might not be as shown in the screen, or not delivered at all, as she said earlier. But, even if Kuneva added to "EuroFora" that "we are not targetting one or another segment of the on-line market,...so that she "wouldn't outline just one sector", in fact, this problem should normally not affect the on-line Media : Because there, the "delivery" is made not physically, at a later Date, but immediately on-line. (Fex. simply by opening access to part or all the content of "News", interactive exchanges, etc).

Reding and Kuneva had just presentented in a Press Conference at EU Parliament in Strasbourg the "EYouGuide", a Practical, easy to read and use, EU Guide to Citizens' Rights in order to "Trust" as tranOn-line consumers at the Internet, available both in Leaflets and at : ec.europa.eu/eyouguide

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EU Commissioner for MultiLingualism, Leonard Orban, obviously was also Key-person for another main original characteristic behind "EuroFora" project, and any on-line Media that would target the entire EU, including also interactive content for its Readers with "Forums", etc.: The inevitable use of many Languages at the same time in parallel :

Questioned later by "EuroFora" on that precise point, EU Commissioner Orban said that "the challenge is huge, because EU has 23 official Languages to manage", and already the need for qualified interpretators is felt, particularly in many specialized fields, for qualified persons able to master even a scientific or legal terminology. Paradoxically, there is a problem for English speaking interpretors, but also others, since we face also the Competition of a Global Market, including fex. Afrika, Asia, etc.

- But Orban revealed to "EuroFora" that, recently, he had "brought together Scientists, Researchers, the Industry, Businesses, Experts, Politicians, Administrations, NGOs, etc. in order to find out all together what are the needs and the possibilities for the developpement of efficient New Technologies able to do Automatic Translations", including on-line.

Accurately multiply each sentence's automatic translation in 23 languages, as EU has to do, is obviously an immense task.

-"But we hope to arrive to an acceptable average level, mainly through Innovative technologies and organisation, in the following 5 Years", EU Commissioner Orban concluded to "EuroFora".

"EuroFora"'s members, users and readers would certainly urge EU Commission to try to do even better, and mainly faster, (even if it starts, at the beginning, at least in the main 3 or 5 EU Languages, to be followed later on by all the others). Because the practical needs for an easy, simple and efficient, on-line automatic translation is obviously vital for the free and good communication between EU Citizens, as well as for the development of a common European consciousnes.

EU echoes Sarkozy proposal for a common Economic + Security area for Turkey (+Russia), no accession

Written by ACM
Thursday, 07 May 2009
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    EU Rapporteur on Enlargment Strategy, maistream German MEP Elmar Brok, speaking to "EuroFora", welcomed the proposal made earlier this week by French President Nicolas Sarkozy for the EU to"start Now Talks with Turkey to create a common Economic and Security area", instead of full Accession, at a period when Ankara looks more and more unfit and/or unwilling to respect EU conditions.

    - "For Europe to have strong Political will, it must stop dilutiing itself in an endless Enlargement. It must have borders...Diversities enrich, on the condition that they don't undermine European Cohesion, and don't weaken EU Unity", Sarkozy stressed.
    
    - "Countries like Turkey share a part of common destiny with Europe, with which they have a vocation to build a Privileged Relation, to be closely associated, but not to become Member of the EU"  : "Noone respects his friends by telling them lies. Noone respects his friends by making them promises that will be never kept", he added.

    That's why "we'd better start, from now, negotiating with Turkey to create a common Economic and Security area", Sarkozy proposed.

Significantly, the French President was repeatedly and largely applauded by EU citizens, 3 times, when he made the Turkey point, (strategically placed between Europe's "Political Will" and its cultural heritage, historically open to mutually enriching dialogue with all the World, but never diluted).

    - "We could propose such a great ambition also to Russia, which must not be percieved as an Adversary of Europe, but as a Partner. Thus, we'd create a wide area, of more than 800 Million inhabitants, sharing the same Security, the same Prosperity", he concluded.

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    Sarkozy's move was anounced at the eve of a Franco-German Top meeting with Chancellor Angie Merkel in Berlin on Sunday, to jointly launch the EU Elections campain, after an EU Summit at nearby Prague, to launch a new kind of relations, called "Eastern Partnership", with neighboring countries such as Urkaine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, etc, (to which Russia, reportedly, is not - and does not want to be - included).

    As for Ukraine, which has already expressed her wish to join the EU in future, "Kiev will have a special place, and a very important role to play", replied earlier this week in Strasbourg, to an "EuroFora" question EU Chairman in office , Czech vice-Prime Minister Alexander Vodra.

    - "This direction is more Realistic for Turkey than Accession negotiations", reacted immediately EU Parliament's Rapporteur for Enlargment Strategy, mainstream German MEP Elmar Brok, commenting Sarkozy's idea for "EuroFora"

     Particularly "as far as it concerns the respect of EU Rules by both sides", he added, hinting at Turkey's now obvious inability and/or unwillingness to abide with EU Acquis, EU Commitments (fex. on Cyprus, etc), and European Democracy/Human Rights rules. (Comp. infra).

    Brok added that, in his view, a similar proposal might be made also to Ukraine and other neighbouring Countries, regardless if they have, or not, a "European vocation". This would not necessarily mean that there couldn't be any accession prospects at all." for all the countries that might be included in this area, according to Brok.  But it's preferable, particularly for Turkey, "because it's a more Realistic approach than full Membership".

    On this point, Sarkozy's proposal, (which he'll share with German Chancellor Merkel), seems more crystal-clear.

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    - "Turkey does not fullfil EU Criteria, and will never fullfil EU Criteria" on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law. "Some have been lying to Ankara, but we must tell the Truth, and have honest and close relations with her", said meanwhile to "EuroFora" on the same issue also the President of EU Parliament's largest Group of MEPs (ChristianDemocrats/EPP), Joseph Daul.
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"Hot" Debate at EU Parliament reveals CHANGE of mood towards "Suspension" of EU - Tukey talks.
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    Earlier this week, many MEPs, and even some of those who were previously in favor of Turkey's controversial EU bid, strongly criticized the persistance and even aggravation of serious Human Rights violations in the country, that ECHR continues to "unanimously" condemn ":

      - "After winning a big victory in the latest Local Elections, the pro-Kurdish party DTP almost doubled its Elected Mayors from 52 to 98", but afterwards "more than 400 politicians were thrown to Prison and prosecuted" by the Turkish Authorities, denounced on behalf of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group, Belgian MEP Frieda Brepoels.

     At the same time, "more than 1.500 Children are closed in Turkish Prisons", she added. "What will the EU Commission do" against these facts ?

- "Turkey appears to be at greater Distance away from Copenhagen Criteria after 4 Years of accession Negotiations, than when they started !", denounced on behalf of the Liberal Group, German MEP Alexander Lambsdorf.    

"On the central issue of Press Freedom, Critical Journalists face obstacles for their accreditation, others are prosecuted, condemned, fined and/or jailed, Media blocked or closed", he denounced.   

 - "EU Made 2 grave Mistakes with Turkey : To start accession negotiations, and to continue them", despite everything, criticized Dutch MEP Bastian Belder, on behalf of the Ind/Dem group.

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EU's Almunia to EuroFora on Eco Stimulus plans, before London G-Summit : Keep the Rules or Opt-out !

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
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    EU Commissioner on Economy and Finance, Joachin Almunia, replying to 3 "EuroFora" questions in Strasbourg before next week's London Global Summit, made it clear that all EU Member States must, more or less, respect EU Rules on the Monetary Stability Pact when they draft their Economic Stimulus policies, unless they want to "Opt-out" of EuroZone, as the UK has already done...

  Several EU Countries must correct imbalances in rather strict Time deadlines, and this is not an  "impossible task", but "a very possible and attainable task", as Almunia told us. But it's only the UK which could practically ignore EU's calls, "because of the Opt-out they have"....                                                                                                                                           

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       The issue got a larger, EU-wide and even Global Political dimension, one day later at EU Parliament, when USA's new President, Barack Obama's call on Europe to augment Spending against the Economic Crisis at the eve of G-20 Summit, was considered by some EU officials, (as EU chair, Czech Prime Minister Topolanek or EU Commission's President Baroso, etc), as partly deviant to Euro-Zone rules of the EU, whose priority now seems to be a new, multi-polar agreement on the Regulation of World's Financial Markets, to avoid similar abuses and crisis in the Future.  

 Even if he appeared as partly sparing for the moment some of EU's driving forces, as France or the UK, Spain, etc, who got more Time than others, Almunia stressed that, as a matter of principle, all EU Member States should comply with the same rules, applied according to the particular situation of each one of them.


        The results of EU Commission''s check on 5 EU Countries : France, the UK, Spain, Greece, Ireland and Cyprus, gave, at first, an impression to some that a "difference" was made "between EU Countries", as an Italian journalist said.

        F.ex. paradoxically, Greece seems to have, in comparison, some better indicators than other EU Countries checked this week :

    * Deficit in Greece, after reaching 3,7% of GDP in 2007, is estimated at 3,7% in 2008, over 3% in 2009, and exceeding 4% in 2010, according to EU Commission's forecast, (while the Greek Government tabled on just 3,2%). Only Cyprus does better, with a lower deficit than the threshhold of 3%.

    France comes next, whose deficit aims for 2009 and 2010 were revised upwards at 5,6% and 5,2%. In Spain, it's expected to arrive at 6,2% in 2009 and 5,7% in 2010.

    But in the UK, Deficit estimates mount at ..9,5% in 2009/10. In Ireland, the deficit already reached 6,3% in 2008, and is expected to rise up to 11% in 2009, and 13% in 2010 !

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Recent developments proved that Europe can suceed to overcome challenges by aiming at great objectives, and this is needed also in 2009, said EU chairman, French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    - "It's in the name of Great Ideas, Projects, Ambition and Ideals, that EU can overcome" challenges, stressed Sarkozy at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, in conclusion of a dense 7 months EU Chairmanship. "It's even easier for Europe to have Great projects, able to overcome national egoism, instead of limiting itself only to small projects" (unable to do alike), he observed.     

- "Europe must remain Ambitious and understand that the World needs her to take Decisions". "The World needs a Strong Europe", which "thinks on its own, has convictions, its own responses, its imagination" : "A Europe which does not limit itself into following" others, (as it did in the Past, when it followed USA, f.ex. on Bosnia). On the contrary, "Europe should undertake its own responsibilities", he said, after a series of succes in stopping the War between Russia and Georgia, and organizing the 1st EuroZone's Summit in Paris, which incited the Washington DC G-20 Summit to extend similar decisions World-wide.  


    - "When you sweep it all under the carpet, prepare yourself for hard tomorrows", he warned. "What hinders decisions is the lack of Courage and Will, the fading away of Ideals", he stressed before EU Parliament's 2008 debate on Human Rights and Sakharov prize on Freedom of thought attributed by MEPs to Chinese cyber-dissident Hu Jia, followed by an EU - Turkey meeting on Friday.

    - "I don't abandon my convictions" and "I will take initiatives" on EU level also in 2009, Sarkozy announced later. "France will not stop having convictions and taking initiatives" on Europe. + "It's an Error to wish to pass over the Heads of those who are elected in their Countries" : "It's an integrism I always fought against"', he warned.
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French EU Presidency faced 4 unexpected Crisis :

- An institutional crisis, with the Irish "No" to EU Lisbon Treaty, just before it started. A geopolitical crisis, wth the threat of War between Russia and Georgia risking to throw Europe back to Cold-war divisions, on August. A World-wide Financial and Economic crisis, arriving at a bad moment before crucial 2009 EU elections. And even a Strasbourg's mini-crisis, with EU Parliament's roof curiously falling down, from unknown reasons, in a brand new building on August, provoking an unprecedented transfert of the 2 September Plenary Sessions...

But it wasn't enough to stop Sarkozy ! On the contrary, it stimulated him...
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- "The better way to deal with the recent problems of EU institutions (as the "3 NO" by France, the Netherlands and Ireland) is to take them as a "Test" in order to find solutions closer to Citizens' concerns", said later in Strasbourg Sarkozy's new choice as Ministe for EU affairs, Bruno Le Maire.

- On the Institutional front, Sarkozy gave Time to the Irish to think about it, and stroke on December a deal including a New Referendum after the June 2009 EU Elections, in exchange of a promise to keep the rule of "one EU Commissioner for each EU Member Country", and some opt-outs on Defence and Fiscal EU policies, Abortion, etc. If the Irish get a "Yes" Majority, then the institutional package could be completed in 2010 or 2011 on the occasion of Croatia's probable EU accession.

He was accused in Strasbourg to upgrade EU Council and downgrade EU Commision, but he replied that "strong Political initiatives by EU Council reinforce also the more technical role of EU Commission, under the political-technical leadership of its President", all 3 "working together with EU Parliament".


- But, meanwhile, Sarkozy energetically spearheaded an Historic 1st Summit of EuroZone's 15 Heads of State and Government at EU's core, exceptionally enlarged to a partial participation of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on October 12 in Paris' Elysee palace, which started to tackle succesfully the growing world Financial crisis.

    It also paved the way for its endorsement by a subsequent Brussels' 27 EU Member States' gathering, before it all come to Washington's G-20 Summit. And "Europe was united, it asked for the 1st G-20 Summit, and it will also organise the next G-20 Summit on April in London", he observed.   

 But a Conference with EU, Russia, African and other Developing Countries, hosted in Strasbourg shortly after Washington G-20 Summit by the French EU Presidency, took a Resolution asking to enlarge participation to Global Economic Governance. Many found, indeed, illogic and unacceptable that f.ex. states as Turkey were given a seat at G-20 level, while all African Countries, and even the African Union itself, representing the greatest Continent on Earth, were excluded...


    Meanwhile, even USA''s "Paulson No 3" Plan, was, in fact, inspired by Europe's No 1 Plan", Sarkozy observed, largelly applauded by MEPs.

    And "Europe showed Solidarity" by mobilizing some 22 Billion credit for Hungary, 1,7 billion for Ukraine, as we do nowadays for Baltic States, etc., he added.

    The move on Economy was extended on December by an EU stimulus' plan totalling some 200 billion Euros, including 5 Billions released by EU Commission for big Projects, as well as various parallel National plans for Economic revival, (fex. 26 billions in France alone). They might appear limited, compared to USA President-elect Obama's reported plan to boost the American economy with 800 billion $, but at least succeded to overcome Europe's divisions for the first time on Economic governance, opening new horizons.

- The French President stressed even harder the unique role of an active EU Council's chairmanship, when he moved swiftly and efficiently, at the beginning of August, to succesfully stop War between Russia and Georgia, at the last minute, which threatened to bring Europe back to Cold War division.

"We (EU) also wanted to avoid a situation like in Bosnia, in the Past, when EU was absent, so that our American friends took their responsibilitues, and EU only followed", despite the fact that the conflict took place in Europe. Now, it was the EU who took its responsibilities".

A roadmap towards a new PanEuropean Security policy, before which all unilateral moves to place new Missiles (from USA or Russia) would be freezed, was proposed by Sarkozy after a meeting with Russian president Medvedev, at the eve of Washington DC's G-20 Summit.

Ukraine's "European" character was stressed at a Sarkozy - Jushenko Summit, September in Paris, while EU adopted on December an "Eastern policy", in which, "I'm convinced that our (EU's) future is to find with our Neighbours the conditions for Economic Development. Peace and Security, by explaining them that.. they must respect (Human Rights') Values, and adopt behaviors different from the Past", explained Sarkozy in Strasbourg.

Meanwhile, the "Union for the Mediterranean" was created, since July's Summit if 45 Heads of State and Government in Paris, as "an organisation for a permanent Dialogue, that we need", mainly in order to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by bringing together, for the 1st time, Israelis and Arabs, where "Europe must be present, in order to avoid a frontal clash".

- "If Europe doesn't take its part for Peace in the Middle-East, nobody else will do that in our place", Sarkozy stressed.
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    Meanwhile, other EU Agreements were brokered during the French EU Presidency on Immigration, (fex. common Asylum rules, etc), and Climat- Energy :

    - On Climat-Energy, the 2007 German EU Presidency had fixed a triple 20% aim for 2020 (20% renewable Energies, 20% reduction of CO2 emmission, 20% energy efficience/economies), and the 2008 French EU Presidecny realized that, making the necessary compromises in order to modernize EU's industry, but without throwing some former Central-Eastern European Countries into abrupt Economic break down risking "social explosion".

    - Defence-Security EU policy was mainly postponed for April 2009, since both German chancellor Merkel and French president Sarkozy want to strike a deal with the new American president Obama in Strasbourg's NATO Summit.

    However, with all these 4 unexpected Crisis diverting attention to other urgencies, People wil wonder now, what happened to the famous deal proposed by freshly-elected French President Sarkozy on Turkey's controversial EU bid, back on August 2007, to continue EU - Turkey negotiations, but on the double condition that core chapters, intrinsequally linked with EU Membership, will be excluded, and that a collective Reflexion and Debate on Europe's future would start before the end of 2008.

    It was meant to reply to the crucial question : What kind of Europe do we want in 10 or 20 Years from now : A large Market, or a Political Europe, with a popular identity ? In Sarkozy's thinking, presented in his 2 landmark speeches on Europe in Strasbourg, shortly before and after the 2007 Elections, (on February and July 2007), Turkey's controversial EU bid would be incompatible with the second choice.

    It's true that EU Commision's Chairman, Jose Barroso, (who had notoriously declared, as former Portuguese Prime Minister, that he found "nonsense" the idea that Europe might become equal to the US), had repeatedly tried to avoid that Sarkozy's criticism on Turkey might start winning a larger audience in Europe, preferring a discrete "wismens' committee" work. And that most of the personalities later chosen in order to participate in a Committee on Europe's Future, are too much linked with Socialist parties and/or American policies, to be really critical of USA's notorious wish to impose Turkey to the EU, as Sarkozy had noted himself since March 2007..

     - "It's on EU Council's presidency to take political initiatives. EU Commission has other competences", stressed Sarkozy. The "European Ideal" is to "build Europe with the States, not against them". "Ask Europeans to chose between their countries and Europe won't work. You don't choose between your two parents : We must add them together".

    "France and Germany have an Historic Duty to work together, precisely because of what happened to the Past. We have to work hand by hand. We cannot be separated.It goes beyond me and Mrs Merkel today, Mr Schroeder and Mr. Chirac yesterday. It's not a choice, it's a duty to Europe and to the World".  "We need Germany, as Germany needs Europe". Compromise is inevitable, here as everywhere, and each one made some steps towards eachother's positions.

    But "it's true that Mrs Merkel didn't chose her Socialist partners, while I chose mine", Sarkozy said, in an indirect hint that the Socialist Minister of Finance in Germany might be a cause of minor past disagreements in Economy, which were overcome in recent negotiations.

    "We (France and Germany) have particular duties in Europe", but "in a Europe of 27 Member States, it's not enough for France and Germany to agree between them.

    "I always thought that Great Britain has a special role to play in Europe. ... Now, everybody "saw what it cost payed the UK for having been too exclusively open towards the US (and) Financial services. Europe needs the UK, but also the UK needs Europe" :- "We were able to face the hardest moment of the Financial crisis because the UK clearly chose Europe", stressed Sarkozy, reminding Gordon Brown's exceptional participation to the Historic 1st Heads of State/Government Summit of EuroZone, October 12 in Paris (See EuroFora's Reportage from Elysee Palace then).

     - "Some look at Europe with old glasses aged 30 years ago. While we must look at her in relation to what it will be in 30 years" in the Future, Sarkozy concluded.

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