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news Russian People Record Vote for Natural Family as France Postpones Artificial Births for Lesbians Row
Friday, 03 July 2020 | ACM
Russian People Record Vote for Natural Family as France Postpones Artificial Births for Lesbians Row  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Due to Enter into Force Tomorrow (4 of July) in Russia, is also a landmark Constitutional Amendment for Natural Family, with Marriage between a Man and a Woman,...
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news Strasbourg Votes Armenian Green Mayor with Natural Immunity v.Virus, focus on Dialogue+EU Demo ReNew
Sunday, 28 June 2020 | ACM
Strasbourg Votes Armenian Green Mayor with Natural Immunity v.Virus, focus on Dialogue+EU Demo ReNew *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Frustrated to Wait even Longer for Shady Genetic and/or Political Manipulations for an UnCertain Vaccine against the Deadly Virus, Strasbourg's Citizens Voted...
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news CoE Ministers Committee Head calls to Save UNESCO World Heritage Sainte Sophie from change to Mosque
Friday, 26 June 2020 | ACM
CoE Ministers Committee Head calls to Save UNESCO World Heritage Sainte Sophie from change to Mosque *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong (Russia included) CoE's President,  Alt. Foreign Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis, launched a vibrant Call to Save UNESCO World...
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news PACE Vote to Build AntiEpidemic System after Hearing WHO+CoEMinisters Heads Ghebreyesus+Varvitsiotis
Friday, 26 June 2020 | ACM
PACE Vote to Build AntiEpidemic System after Hearing WHO+CoEMinisters Heads Ghebreyesus+Varvitsiotis  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong (including EU, UK, Russia, etc) CoE's Parliamentary Assembly, after Debating with WHO's Chief, Dr. Tedros...
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news CoE: Philosopher BHL slams Turkey's Erdogan for Blackmailing Europe, Killing Kurds, Hijacking Libya
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 | ACM
CoE: Philosopher BHL slams Turkey's Erdogan for Blackmailing Europe, Killing Kurds, Hijacking Libya    *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In CoE's prestigious Series of Top Interviews with European Great Thinkers, World famous Philosopher Bernard Henri Levi from France, (BHL), invited by the...
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news Top MEP for Non-Orchestrated "Dialogue" with Citizens Applauded, But the Word Lacks in EP Resolution
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 | ACM
Top MEP for Non-Orchestrated *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an  EU Parliament's Draft Resolution on the Conference for Europe's Future (2020-2021+), which was just Debated in Brussels, and Largely Voted via the Web, a...
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news MSMedias go GA-GA v. HCQ cure ! FDA OKs HCQ Prescription v. Virus +Asks Remdesivir Side-Effects Note
Monday, 15 June 2020 | ACM
MSMedias go GA-GA v. HCQ cure ! FDA OKs HCQ Prescription v. Virus +Asks Remdesivir Side-Effects Note   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Revelation of the 1st Big Scandal of a "Bogus" Fake-Study Against HCQ+ Medicine versus the Deadly Virus, Alias Known also as...
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news Lack of Real Europe resulted in Deadly Pandemic !
Friday, 12 June 2020 | ACM
Lack of Real Europe resulted in Deadly Pandemic ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After Only ...3 Infections at Beijing, China Closed Schools to Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Children Today, while, on the Contrary, Italy, after 393 Infections,...
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news All CoE Leaders' 1st Debate on Human Rights in Pandemic, eyes Values, Fragile People, Digital+Future
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 | ACM
All CoE Leaders' 1st Debate on Human Rights in Pandemic, eyes Values, Fragile People, Digital+Future *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The 1st Ever Conference of All CoE Bodies' Heads, (representing Key Actors, such as Ministers, Parliamentarians, EudoJudges, Local/Regional Authorities and NGOs, as...
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news CoE Chair's Harvard+Einstein-educated Prof. Tsiodras (Greece/Australia): HCQ+ is Safe Cure v. Virus
Monday, 01 June 2020 | ACM
CoE Chair's Harvard+Einstein-educated Prof. Tsiodras (Greece/Australia): HCQ+ is Safe Cure v. Virus  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- KickStarting the 1st ever PanEuropean CoE Series of High Level Public Debates on the Pandemic Virus and Human Rights, which aims to "Examine All the Angles"...
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news Trump to Protect People's Free Web Debates against Muzzling by Big-Tech Titans
Thursday, 28 May 2020 | ACM
Trump to Protect People's Free Web Debates against Muzzling by Big-Tech Titans *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an Historic Move to officialy "Prevent OnLine Censorship", which reminds also the Emergence of "Public Service" in European Countries, combined...
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news Virus: Biggest Ever Trial on HCQ+AZ+Zinc Cure (3.700 Patients) Found World-Record Survival: 99,5 % !
Monday, 25 May 2020 | ACM
Virus: Biggest Ever Trial on HCQ+AZ+Zinc Cure (3.700 Patients) Found World-Record Survival: 99,5 % !  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In the Biggest Trial Study of HCQ+AZ+ against the Virus, just Concluded this Month, among about 3.700 Patients (i.e. the Larger Ever in the World in that area, until...
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news Bogus "Study" Risks to give Pretext to Block HCQ/AZ/Zinc Cure (f.ex. in France+) !
Saturday, 23 May 2020 | ACM
Bogus *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just After US President Tump revealed that he Personaly takes HCQ+ Treatment, Carefuly, as a Prophylaxis against the Virus, (See Infra), while Various Countries...
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news Top Virus' Death Rate States are Not those on whom Establishment's Medias point the finger...
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | ACM
Top Virus' Death Rate States are Not those on whom Establishment's Medias point the finger... *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- USA, China, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Iran, South Korea, etc., are Nowadays among those Countries on which Most Establishment's Medias usually Point an Accusing...
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news Greek CoE Chair 2020 to Help Win Fight for Human Life v. Virus by People's Trust to Healthy Measures
Friday, 15 May 2020 | ACM
Greek CoE Chair 2020 to Help Win Fight for Human Life v. Virus by People's Trust to Healthy Measures *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- At the 1st in History Hand-over of the Presidency of CoE's PanEuropean Organisation (47 Member States strong, including Russia)  by remote Video-Conference,...
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news Inc. CoE Chair Greek Minister Varvitsiotis: NEW Dynamic AGENDA: Virus v. Human Rights+Digital Dialog
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | ACM
Inc. CoE Chair Greek Minister Varvitsiotis: NEW Dynamic AGENDA: Virus v. Human Rights+Digital Dialog *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Dynamically Changing the initially Scheduled Focus of its InComing CoE's Presidency of May-November 2020 towards the "Hotest" Topical Issue of the Fight...
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news WHO's Chief shares Eurofora Concerns + Facts on Early DeConfinement, Raises Questions, Warns, Urges+
Monday, 11 May 2020 | ACM
WHO's Chief shares Eurofora Concerns + Facts on Early DeConfinement, Raises Questions, Warns, Urges+ *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Crucial Question is obviously raised Today:  -Controversial Early DeConfinements in the EU around May 11 (2020) Risk to become a kind of September 11 (2001) in Slow...
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news Paris to Start Controversial DeConfinement despite Red Lines crossed in France/Germany/S.Korea/China
Sunday, 10 May 2020 | ACM
Paris to Start Controversial DeConfinement despite Red Lines crossed in France/Germany/S.Korea/China *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite "Hot" Controversies, the Government in Paris is due to Start a Risky DeConfinement on Monday, May 11, Nonobstant the Fact that Safety "Red...
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news CoE Governance Head Mollari to EF:"e"-Democracy Ready to Boost Citizens Participation since Pandemic
Friday, 08 May 2020 | ACM
CoE Governance Head Mollari to EF:  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to a relevant "Eurofora"s Question, the President a.i. of CoE's prestigious PanEuropean Committee on Democracy and Governance, Markku...
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news Virus: on Last Working Day before DeConfinement, Rising EU Infections Cross France's Red Line !
Thursday, 07 May 2020 | ACM
Virus: on Last Working Day before DeConfinement, Rising EU Infections Cross France's Red Line !  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(+Version Francaise Infra)- On the Controversial Issue of the Timing for Starting DeConfinement, (from May 11 in France : See...
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news Virus and Hasty or Safe DeConfinement : QUO VADIS Europa ?...
Thursday, 30 April 2020 | ACM
Virus and Hasty or Safe DeConfinement : QUO VADIS Europa ?...  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- For a 2nd Time in a Tragic Series, European People apparently Risk to be probably anew Abandoned Helpless to growing Threats by the Deadly Virus, as on-going...
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news In 2 Trials, Failed anti-African Ebola Remdesivir Flops also on COVID Virus, but Lobby pushes FDA
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 | ACM
In 2 Trials, Failed anti-African Ebola Remdesivir Flops also on COVID Virus, but Lobby pushes FDA *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Astonishingly, Even if Two (2) Different New Trials (one inside China and anOther Outside) in fact Show that the Old and Failed, initially anti-African Ebola, Drug of...
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news Macron+Merkel stance hints EU Recovery Deal=Feasible IF focused on Big Projects for Europe's Future
Thursday, 23 April 2020 | ACM
Macron+Merkel stance hints EU Recovery Deal=Feasible IF focused on Big Projects for Europe's Future  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite apparent Gaps (some say Division) on a Recovery Plan of probably about 1 Trillion € , considered by most as necessary to be added to a 500 Billions'...
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news Virus + 5G Networks : Is there a Pyromaniak hidden inside the UNO PressNews area ?...
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 | ACM
Virus + 5G Networks : Is there a Pyromaniak hidden inside the UNO PressNews area ?... *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Question becomes Inevitable, after seeing the latest Astonishing Facts on alleged "links" between Deadly CoronaVirus' Spread ...and new...
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news PanEuropa/Germany President F.MEP Posselt: "ALL FOR LIFE" ? (in Virus Times)
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 | ACM
PanEuropa/Germany President F.MEP Posselt:   [NDLR: The President of PanEuropa/Germany, Experienced former Long-Time MEP, Journalist and Author, Bernd Posselt, send to "Eurofora" a Topical and Important Article on Human LIFE's...
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news FULL TEXT: Nobel prize Prof. Montagnier on Lab-Made Virus, Reply to Critics +Call for BioEthic rules
Friday, 17 April 2020 | ACM
FULL TEXT: Nobel prize Prof. Montagnier on Lab-Made Virus, Reply to Critics +Call for BioEthic rules  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Most Medias curiously Skiped the Arguments against a Natural, but for an Artificial set up of the Virus by a Lab, that Nobel Prize Biology+Virology Professor Luc...
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news Virus: Life-Saving Parcel China to France/EU Diverted to UK+Fishy spots, picked by Qatar + Delayed !
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 | ACM
Virus: Life-Saving Parcel China to France/EU Diverted to UK+Fishy spots, picked by Qatar + Delayed ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Another Urgent Life-Saving package, related to the Fight against the Virus, send from China to the EU, was UnExpectedly Diverted Further Away, grasped even by ...Qatar...
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news Track EUPeople (after Exposing them to Virus Import): CoE+NGOs+Snowden warn v.Orwell Risk=>EU Frame?
Thursday, 09 April 2020 | ACM
Track EUPeople (after Exposing them to Virus Import): CoE+NGOs+Snowden warn v.Orwell Risk=>EU Frame? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(Partly UpDated)- EU Citizens may soon face a Risky Paradox : After having been practicaly Abandoned, withOut Any Protection, vis a vis Massive Infections imported from...
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news Virus World Epicenter Capital: Strasbourg/France/EU=Record Deaths => MPs+Meds urge for HCQ Treatment
Friday, 03 April 2020 | ACM
Virus World Epicenter Capital: Strasbourg/France/EU=Record Deaths => MPs+Meds urge for HCQ Treatment *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(Partly UpDated)- In what has become the Capital of the World's EpiCenter of Deadly Virus COVID-19 : Strasbourg's "Great East" Region in France/EU, in...
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news EU, USA, China, Russia +G20 finetune Various Strategies against Virus : a Comparative OverView
Saturday, 28 March 2020 | ACM
EU, USA, China, Russia +G20 finetune Various Strategies against Virus : a Comparative OverView *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- By a Timely "Coincidence", Both the EU and USA, as well as China and Russia, even G20, etc., reviewed, at Leaders' level, their Strategies against Deadly...
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news WHO for Offensive on Virus, as Others Stick at Defense : Different Strategies push Gaps among States
Monday, 23 March 2020 | ACM
WHO for Offensive on Virus, as Others Stick at Defense : Different Strategies push Gaps among States  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Facts: In China (First to be Affected) about 3.300 People Died by the new CoronaVirus in 3 Months, but in Italy (EU) it's Already about 5.500 who Died in 1 Month...
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news ECHR condemns Ukraine for jailing and ill-treating a Handicapped Russian in Crimea before 2014
Thursday, 19 March 2020 | ACM
ECHR condemns Ukraine for jailing and ill-treating a Handicapped Russian in Crimea before 2014  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-  It's after incidents Between the successive Presidencies of Yushchenko (2005-2010) and Yanukovych (2010-2014), that a Handicapped Russian, WheelChair-bound, faced...
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news Scandalous Delay to Protect Citizens from Virus hits hard EU People => 1st Measures = Too Late ?
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 | ACM
Scandalous Delay to Protect Citizens from Virus hits hard EU People => 1st Measures = Too Late ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Surprizing and Scandalous Delay, both from EU and certain Member States, to Timely take any Efficient Measures to Protect the People from the dangerous Spread of...
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news Macron : Europe has all trumps to offer to the World the Virus' Antidote !
Thursday, 12 March 2020 | ACM
Macron : Europe has all trumps to offer to the World the Virus' Antidote !   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Expressing a surprizing European Oprtimism and Voluntarism, even in the middle of one of the Worst Health and Economic Crisis, when Europe has just been hit by a...
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news POTUS Trump fans Back Iran f. President Ahmadinejad move v. Labo-made Virus +Anti-Human Criminals /A
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 | ACM
POTUS Trump fans Back Iran f. President Ahmadinejad move v. Labo-made Virus +Anti-Human Criminals /A  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An astonishing New Fact is the UnExpected Convergence between USA President Trump's Fans and former Iranian President Ahmadinejad, (usually Opposed against...
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news POTUS Trump fans Back Iran f. President Ahmadinejad move v. Labo-made Virus +Anti-Human Criminals /B
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 | ACM
POTUS Trump fans Back Iran f. President Ahmadinejad move v. Labo-made Virus +Anti-Human Criminals /B (../..)(=CONTINUES FROM PAGE "A")http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/ahmadinejadonlabomadevirus1.html  - "That's the only sane thing I have ever heard him (Ahmadinejad)...
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news Greek European affairs Minister incoming CoE Chair Varvitsiotes to EF: Program+Turkey ="EU Shield"?
Monday, 09 March 2020 | ACM
Greek European affairs Minister incoming CoE Chair Varvitsiotes to EF: Program+Turkey =  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- With an eye towards the Future Development of Human Rights, particularly of Young People (See Infra), but also Firmly anchored in Nowadays GeoPolitical...
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news Prof. Cutajar candidate Strasb. Mayor to EF: Dialogue Citizens-MEPs before Decisions=EU Policy Base
Monday, 09 March 2020 | ACM
Prof. Cutajar candidate Strasb. Mayor to EF: Dialogue Citizens-MEPs before Decisions=EU Policy Base *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Key Candidate in the forthcoming Municipal Elections for the New Mayor of Strasbourg, Professor Chantal Cutajar, replying to an Eurofora's question, declared her...
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news Post-BREXIT EU challenged by its External Borders Mass Irr. Migrants row at Greece/Turkey
Thursday, 05 March 2020 | ACM
Post-BREXIT EU challenged by its External Borders Mass Irr. Migrants row at Greece/Turkey *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(Partly UPDATED)/-  Reacting to the Unexpected Popularity of the BREXIT Referendum in the UK on 2016, EU Leaders had vowed to "Protect Europe's External...
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news Center-Right Candidate Strasbourg Mayor Vetter to EF: Citizens-EU Decision-Makers Dialogue=Essential
Friday, 28 February 2020 | ACM
Center-Right Candidate Strasbourg Mayor Vetter to EF: Citizens-EU Decision-Makers Dialogue=Essential  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- At a Times when the Focus is on what "can Bring Citizens near Europe", Projects, as that of "Eurofora", to develop European Citizens and...
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news Virus kills Right to Healthy Environment in CoE Conference as EU=World's 1st in Victims after China+
Thursday, 27 February 2020 | ACM
Virus kills Right to Healthy Environment in CoE Conference as EU=World's 1st in Victims after China+ *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It was proved "Mission Impossible" for the Council of Europe to become World's Pioneer for "the Human Right to a HEALTHY Environment", at the...
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news Frontrunner for Strasbourg New Mayor, Fontanel, to EF: For Dialogue with Citizens in EU Decisions
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 | ACM
Frontrunner for Strasbourg New Mayor, Fontanel, to EF: For Dialogue with Citizens in EU Decisions  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- As EU prepares its "Future of Europe" Conference, (2020-2021), the Time has come to Help Bring EU Citizens closer to the EU Decision-making process, and the...
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news Even if EU is World's No 1 in Virus ID-19 Victims after China area, No EU-wide Protection yet ?
Monday, 24 February 2020 | ACM
Even if EU is World's No 1 in Virus ID-19 Victims after China area, No EU-wide Protection yet ?      *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite the Astonishing Fact that the European Union suddenly became the World's 1st region in the Number of Victims affected by the Deadly, New...
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news CoE slams Turkey for Silencing Human Rights Defenders (incl. by Smear via Leaks Hidden to Victims)
Sunday, 23 February 2020 | ACM
CoE slams Turkey for Silencing Human Rights Defenders (incl. by Smear via Leaks Hidden to Victims) *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The PanEuropean Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, CoE, in a rare move, openly Denounced Turkey's blatant "Silencing of Human Rights...
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news Deadly Modified Virus CoV.ID-19 Attacks towards Europe's Core !
Saturday, 22 February 2020 | ACM
Deadly Modified Virus CoV.ID-19 Attacks towards Europe's Core ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an UnExpected move, Surprisingly, the Epicenter of the Hit by Deadly Modified Virus "CoV.ID-19" from China landed in Europe at a Strategic Area which...
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news As EU eyes Libya Arms Embargo GNA drops UN Talks after Turkish Smuggler area hit at Tripoli.+Oil row
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 | ACM
As EU eyes Libya Arms Embargo GNA drops UN Talks after Turkish Smuggler area hit at Tripoli.+Oil row *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- As EU renews its Monitoring of Libya Arms Embargo in the Mediterranean Sea, (Mission "Sophia"=Wisdom), after LNA hit a Turkish Arms Smuggling area at Tripoli...
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news ReNew MEP Durand - EuroFora: No Competition but Alliance between MEPs+Citizens (EUFuture Conference
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 | ACM
 ReNew MEP Durand - EuroFora: No Competition but Alliance between MEPs+Citizens (EUFuture Conference  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- What will happen mainly in EU Parliament during the next few Months will be Crucial for the Success, or not, of the forthcoming "Conference for Europe's...
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news CoE New Chief Buric to EF on BioEthics Treaty Interpretation by ECHR: Trust, but Sensitive=>careful
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 | ACM
CoE New Chief Buric to EF on BioEthics Treaty Interpretation by ECHR: Trust, but Sensitive=>careful  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying Today to an "Eurofora" Question, CoE New Secretary General, Marija Buric (2019-2024), reacted to ECHR President's anouncement, in EU Parliament...
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news ECHR President to EU Parliament: 1st Historic Step on interpretating CoE BioEthics Treaty on 2020
Monday, 10 February 2020 | ACM
ECHR President to EU Parliament: 1st Historic Step on interpretating CoE BioEthics Treaty on 2020  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to Questions raised at an EU Parliament's Human Rights Committee's Exceptional Hearing, this Evening in Strasbourg, ECHR's President, Professor...
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news CoE risks to back a Dangerous+UnPopular BioEthics policy, Unchecked by its New Governing Majority ?
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 | ACM
CoE risks to back a Dangerous+UnPopular BioEthics policy, Unchecked by its New Governing Majority ?  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's Committee of Ministers reportedly risked to endorse a not so Old, but Out-Dated and UnPopular Policy, Unchecked yet by its New Secretary General, Marija...
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news UN Spokesman on Libya: Respect Berlin ! +CoE spokesman to EF: Report ? (eve of Greek Presidency)
Friday, 31 January 2020 | ACM
UN Spokesman on Libya: Respect Berlin ! +CoE spokesman to EF: Report ? (eve of Greek Presidency) *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even if all UNSC Members might Not Yet Fully Agree on a New Resolution for Libya, for the moment, nevertheless, UNO has "Already Adopted" Resolutions on that...
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news Italian Elections: Giant Leaps for the Right in 2 key Regions, former Leftist strongholds: +20% +30%
Monday, 27 January 2020 | ACM
Italian Elections: Giant Leaps for the Right in 2 key Regions, former Leftist strongholds: +20% +30% *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Unity of the Right continues to Rock in Italy, after marking Giant Wins of + 20% and + 30% of People's Votes in Elections at 2 Key Regions, Former Long-Time...
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news Bernd Posselt's new Book on Europe: A must for the 2020-2022 EU Conference on Europe's Future
Thursday, 16 January 2020 | ACM
Bernd Posselt's new Book on Europe: A must for the 2020-2022 EU Conference on Europe's Future *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The President of "PanEuropa" in Germany, one of the Top MEPs who have Longest served in EU Parliament, and Experienced former Journalist, Bernd...
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news EUParliament Head Sassoli to EF on EU Future: Yes Citizens WebFora. No United Forum+Full Dialogue ?
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 | ACM
EUParliament Head Sassoli to EF on EU Future: Yes Citizens WebFora. No United Forum+Full Dialogue ?  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking with "Eurofora" since Tuesday, at the Eve of MEPs' Vote for a landmark Resolution on Europe's Future Conference (2020-2021),...
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news EU Commissioners Gentilone + Khan to EF: EAST MED+ Funding by GREEN DEAL policy too
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 | ACM
EU Commissioners Gentilone + Khan to EF: EAST MED+ Funding by GREEN DEAL policy too                                                                                                      *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Anglo Marcopolo/- "Such kind of Energy Projects could, for Sure, be...
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news EIB Chief Hoyer to EF: EASTMED-like Projects Good for EU Green Deal (Independence+Climate Friendly)
Monday, 13 January 2020 | ACM
EIB Chief Hoyer to EF: EASTMED-like Projects Good for EU Green Deal (Independence+Climate Friendly)  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced EIB's President Werner Hoyer (2012-2024), former Minister of Germany for European affairs, (See, f.ex.: ..., etc), Replying to a Topical...
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news EuroCorps/NATO RF Generals Kolodziej+Thomson to EF: Libya PeaceKeeping may be Task in Troubled World
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 | ACM
EuroCorps/NATO RF Generals Kolodziej+Thomson to EF: Libya PeaceKeeping may be Task in Troubled World *Strasbourg/EUROCORPS HQ/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Ceremony marking "EuroCorps"' takeover as NATO's Response Force in 2020 on Land ("LANDCOM"), during which it has to be...
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news Turkey Military Interference in Divided Libya with Islamist Extremists =3fold Threat against Europe+
Sunday, 05 January 2020 | ACM
Turkey Military Interference in Divided Libya with Islamist Extremists =3fold Threat against Europe+ *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/[Partly UpDated]- Confirmation even by Turkish President Erdogan, that Ankara started to send to Libya mainly Islamist Extremists Armed Gangs from Syria, etc, in the...
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news Dawn of 2020
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 | ACM
Dawn of 2020 *** 1st January 2020 Dawn at Quantzhou CIty Mountain (Shiniu), China   ***
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news China applies CoE BioEthics Treaty Condemning Heritable Gene Editing, but Global Ban is still wanted
Monday, 30 December 2019 | ACM
China applies CoE BioEthics Treaty Condemning Heritable Gene Editing, but Global Ban is still wanted *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In a move looking as a Christmas/New Year's Eve Gift to Humanity, China practicaly applied these days CoE BioEthics Convention which Outlaws Heritable Gene Editing....
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news Winter Recess Days 2019-2020
Monday, 23 December 2019 | ACM
Winter Recess Days 2019-2020   ***"Eurofora" may get a Winter Break from 24 December 2019, until 3 January 2020, (Approximatively, and according to main Events).We naturally wish to all our Readers and Friends,...
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news Croatia as Norway ? 2/3 Big Presidential Candidates from the Right, with Total Absolute Majority+
Sunday, 22 December 2019 | ACM
Croatia as Norway ?  2/3 Big Presidential Candidates from the Right, with Total Absolute Majority+  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Will Croatia, (who prepares to Lead the EU between January and June 2020, just after succeeding to get brillantly elected also at PanEuropean CoE's General...
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news Greek Attorneys Union defends Innocence Verdict for Rightist GD against gross Slander by Media Lobby
Friday, 20 December 2019 | ACM
Greek Attorneys Union defends Innocence Verdict for Rightist GD against gross Slander by Media Lobby  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Union of Attorneys in Greece took the unusual step to Defend in Public the Innocence Verdict for Rightist Party "Golden Dawn", just issued by Attorney...
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news EU Trade Commissioner Hogan and MEPs warn USA not to overreact to Digital Tax, but pursue Dialogue
Thursday, 19 December 2019 | ACM
EU Trade Commissioner Hogan and MEPs warn USA not to overreact to Digital Tax, but pursue Dialogue *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- In the 1st ever Debate in EU Parliament on US possible reactions to Digital Tax, New EU Commissioner for Trade, Phil Hogan from Ireland, warned USA not to...
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news EUParliament on Daphne Murder: Top Concern for Investigation at Risk, if (S) Prime Minister stays
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 | ACM
EUParliament on Daphne Murder: Top Concern for Investigation at Risk, if (S) Prime Minister stays  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- An apparently UnPrecedented Super-Majority (or, rather, Quasi-Unanimity) of MEPs Voted Today, in EU Parliament in Strasbourg, a Resolution in order...
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news EUCommission V.President Dombrovskis to EF: Citizens Dialogue + Alternat. SmartPhone OS not excluded
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 | ACM
EUCommission V.President Dombrovskis to EF: Citizens Dialogue + Alternat. SmartPhone OS not excluded  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced vice-President of EU Commission and former Long-Time Prime Minister, Valdis Dombrovskis from Latvia, replying to "Eurofora"s...
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news EUCommissioner Reynders to EF: Hungary+Poland Procedure Not Excluded for Malta (Daphne Murder Query)
Monday, 16 December 2019 | ACM
EUCommissioner Reynders to EF: Hungary+Poland Procedure Not Excluded for Malta (Daphne Murder Query)  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- New EU Commissioner on JHA, Didier Reynders, experienced former vice-Prime Minister in charge of Foreign Affairs, speaking to "Eurofora" after...
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news Franco-German couple Macron+Merkel say BREXIT may Boost EU Integration Faster
Friday, 13 December 2019 | ACM
Franco-German couple Macron+Merkel say BREXIT may Boost EU Integration Faster  *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking for the 1st Time after an Agreed BREXIT looks Ensured by the UK Election, brillantly Won by Neo-Conservative Leader Boris Johnson, Both German...
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news New EU Council President Michel (2019-2024) strives to Innovate from the outset...
Thursday, 12 December 2019 | ACM
New EU Council President Michel (2019-2024) strives to Innovate from the outset...  *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The quite Young but Experienced new EU Council's President, former Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, (son of an important former EU Commissioner...
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news Forthcoming CoE President, Greek Minister Varvitsiotis to EF: After Hardships, Strengthen CoE Voice
Thursday, 12 December 2019 | ACM
Forthcoming CoE President, Greek Minister Varvitsiotis to EF: After Hardships, Strengthen CoE Voice   *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- During a Press Briefing on the Sidelines of EU's Heads of State/Government's Summit this December 2019 in Brussels, "Eurofora" asked...
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news Greek Government Spokesman, Minister Petsas to EF: General EU Interest v. illegal Turkey Libyan Flop
Thursday, 12 December 2019 | ACM
Greek Government Spokesman, Minister Petsas to EF: General EU Interest v. illegal Turkey Libyan Flop   *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora" Question at a Press Briefing during the EU Summit in Brussels of December 2019, the New Greek Government's...
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news EUParliament President Sassoli to EF on EU Future Conference 2020-2022: Need Strong Citizens Voices!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 | ACM
EUParliament President Sassoli to EF on EU Future Conference 2020-2022: Need Strong Citizens Voices! *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- In Exclusive Statemens to "Eurofora" on the sidelines of his Press Conference at EU Heads of State/Governments' Summit in Brussels, New EU...
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news Web-Journalist Daphne Murder: Risk for main Suspects to Divert Enquiry Away from Political Crimes ?
Monday, 09 December 2019 | ACM
Web-Journalist Daphne Murder: Risk for main Suspects to Divert Enquiry Away from Political Crimes ?  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Surprizingly, After the Recent Press Interviews by "Eurofora" with Mathew Caruana Galizia, Daphne's Son and Journalist himself, and European...
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news As Impunity Risk in Cyprus' Missing People Murders grows, CoE stresses Turkey's duty to Investigate+
Friday, 06 December 2019 | ACM
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news Tomi Ungerer Starts his 1st Year in Eternity : a Franco-German European to revisit USA on 2020 ?!
Sunday, 01 December 2019 | ACM
Tomi Ungerer Starts his 1st Year in Eternity : a Franco-German European to revisit USA on 2020 ?! *Strasbourg/Hilton/Angelo Marcopolo/- Invited by the Secretary General of the International Association of Tomi Ungerer's Friends, (AIATU in the Original in French), Robert Walter, Experienced...
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news Terror hits London, Mali/Burkina Faso, Hague/New Orleans +? Eve of NATO Summit on Turkey-Syria/Libya
Saturday, 30 November 2019 | ACM
Terror hits London, Mali/Burkina Faso, Hague/New Orleans +? Eve of NATO Summit on Turkey-Syria/Libya  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An astonishingly Long Series of mainly Islamist Bloody Terrorist Attacks, suddenly hit London, and various Other Hotspots in Europe and the World, at the Eve of an...
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news EU Parliament Rectifies Climate Change Call, after MEPs' Criticism, for COP25 Hastily moved to Spain
Thursday, 28 November 2019 | ACM
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news New EU + CoE Leaders for Citizens participation in Public Decision-Making (as Eurofora Project)
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 | ACM
New EU + CoE Leaders for Citizens participation in Public Decision-Making (as Eurofora Project)  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Both in EU Parliament and at the CoE, in Parallel but Synchronous Moves, New Leaders in the 2 European Organisations, Ursula Von Der Leyen for EU Commission's...
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news EUParliament Culture Committee Chair Verheyen to EF on EAVO +Digitalisation of Films' Distribution
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 | ACM
EUParliament Culture Committee Chair Verheyen to EF on EAVO +Digitalisation of Films' Distribution *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"' Question, EU Parliament's Culture and Education Committee's President, Sabine Verheyen, a...
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news EPP Head Weber to EF on Turkish threat to return ISIS Terrorists back in EU: Stop Accession Talks !
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 | ACM
EPP Head Weber to EF on Turkish threat to return ISIS Terrorists back in EU: Stop Accession Talks !  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Chief of the Biggest EU Parliament's Group of MEPs : that of ChristianDemocrats/EPP, Manfred Weber from Germany, Replying to an...
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news Sakharov Prize Sentsov to EF on 2014 Kiev shots: Investigation ended : No Snipers. +CoE Reaction.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 | ACM
Sakharov Prize Sentsov to EF on 2014 Kiev shots: Investigation ended : No Snipers. +CoE Reaction.  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- In a Press Conference with EU Parliament's President David Sassoli, the Sakharov Prize Winner, Ukranian Film-maker and former Prisoner Oleg Sentsov,...
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news EU Parliament : Many +Mainstream MEPs ask to ReBalance Climate Policy Measures
Monday, 25 November 2019 | ACM
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news CoE BioEthics Head Lwoff to EF: Experts vote Plan+Debate. Check Germ-Line Change row, Outcome Later
Friday, 22 November 2019 | ACM
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news EPP Head Daul to EF: a Top Political Trip throughout Europe, concludes at its Heartland: Zagreb ?
Monday, 18 November 2019 | ACM
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news Trump sees NE Syria CeaseFire Complicated, Praises Kurds. Erdogan eyes Raqqa+El Zor, Not Peace+Talks
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 | ACM
Trump sees NE Syria CeaseFire Complicated, Praises Kurds. Erdogan eyes Raqqa+El Zor, Not Peace+Talks *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-  Today's Press Conference of USA President Don Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayip Erdogan, was, in fact, more Interesting and revelatory, that it might appear...
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news Spanish People Boost Unity of the Right NationWide. Left+Center Fall. Regionalists = a key ?
Sunday, 10 November 2019 | ACM
Spanish People Boost Unity of the Right NationWide. Left+Center Fall. Regionalists = a key ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After Germany and Italy's latest Regional Elections and Polls, (See, inter alia, most Recently : ..., etc), Now Spain also Proves, even in its National Election...
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news NE Syria: Protester Crashed by Turkish Army Vehicle at Birthplace of Woman Politician Raped+Killed
Saturday, 09 November 2019 | ACM
NE Syria: Protester Crashed by Turkish Army Vehicle at Birthplace of Woman Politician Raped+Killed  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(*)- As unarmed Civilian People, including Women and Children, were throwing Rotten Tomatoes, Shoes and Stones to armoured Turkish Military Patrols, escorted by Russian...
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news ECHR President +German Ambassador to CoE +2 GDR Rescapees to EF on Berlin Wall Fall and Human Rights
Saturday, 09 November 2019 | ACM
ECHR President +German Ambassador to CoE +2 GDR Rescapees to EF on Berlin Wall Fall and Human Rights    *Strasbourg/ECHR+European area/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora", ECHR President, Linos-Alexander Sicilianos, from Greece, stressed that "European ReUnification, Triggered...
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news CoE: Plantu, Award Winning Head of Cartoonists for Peace to Eurofora: Also on Cyprus ?
Friday, 08 November 2019 | ACM
CoE: Plantu, Award Winning Head of Cartoonists for Peace to Eurofora: Also on Cyprus ?     *Strasbourg/CoE+Great East Region/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just Days before exceptional UN SG Guterres -sponsored Top Political Talks in Berlin on Cyprus' Peaceful ReUnification, World Famous...
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news French Government Spokeswoman Ndiaye to EF: Pension Reform + Able Elder Workers in Modern Society
Thursday, 07 November 2019 | ACM
French Government Spokeswoman Ndiaye to EF: Pension Reform + Able Elder Workers in Modern Society *Strasbourg/BNU/Angelo Marcopolo/- Invent New Formulas for Able and Willing Elder Workers will be a Key Issue in the foreseable Future, agreed with "Eurofora" the French Government's...
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news Charlie Hebdo Free Press keeps Critical eye, but faces Abuse of Pseudo-Security fueled by Threats
Saturday, 02 November 2019 | ACM
Charlie Hebdo Free Press keeps Critical eye, but faces Abuse of Pseudo-Security fueled by Threats  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Approaching 5 Years since the 1st big ISIS' Deadly Islamist Terrorist Attack in Europe, Cowardly Targetting Civilian People, which, significantly, Started by...
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news ISIS Deadly Terrorism Survivors (from 2 main Paris' Massacres) call to Help Syrian Kurds face Turkey
Friday, 01 November 2019 | ACM
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news CoE Local/Regional Democracy watchdog Chief Knape to EF: Contribution to Peace in Syria not excluded
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 | ACM
CoE Local/Regional Democracy watchdog Chief Knape to EF: Contribution to Peace in Syria not excluded   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's Local/Regional Democracy Watchdog's experienced President, Swedish ChristianDemocrat/EPP representative, (also in relevant EU's Bodies), Anders...
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news Syrian Kurds: No Turkish, But UN Zone. Not Chase, But Protect local Peuple, EU Parliament Voted
Thursday, 24 October 2019 | ACM
Syrian Kurds: No Turkish, But UN Zone. Not Chase, But Protect local Peuple, EU Parliament Voted  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Advancing well Beyond "strongly Condemning the unilateral Turkish Military Intervention in N/E Syria", to which Ankara must "put an...
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news EU JHA Commissioner Avramopoulos to EF on Peuple Demo Urging FRONTEX to Protect EU Borders to Turkey
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 | ACM
EU JHA Commissioner Avramopoulos to EF on Peuple Demo Urging FRONTEX to Protect EU Borders to Turkey   *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Topical Question on EU Citizens' recent Protests about the way to Face Irregular Migration/Mass Asylum...
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news EUParliament: Syrian Kurdish Leader killed by Turkey's proxy Gang=Political Motive=>Sakharov Prize ?
Monday, 21 October 2019 | ACM
EUParliament: Syrian Kurdish Leader killed by Turkey's proxy Gang=Political Motive=>Sakharov Prize ?  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- 34 Years Young Syrian Kurdish Hevrin Khalef, Leader of "Future Syria" new Party, who was Brutaly Killed by a Gang controlled by Turkey during...
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news CoE Democratic Governance Head Luciani to EF: Despite Risks = Strong Democratic Vitality in Web-News
Monday, 21 October 2019 | ACM
CoE Democratic Governance Head Luciani to EF: Despite Risks = Strong Democratic Vitality in Web-News  *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question at a Press Conference organized for the 2019 edition of the "World Forum on Democracy", in...
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news EU Critical on Erdogan-Pence deal on Syrian Kurds: Surrender ? Turkish Invasion Condemned=>Withdraw!
Saturday, 19 October 2019 | ACM
EU Critical on Erdogan-Pence deal on Syrian Kurds: Surrender ? Turkish Invasion Condemned=>Withdraw!  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- European Leaders appeared very Critical on a Controversial Bilateral Deal, between Turkish President Erdogan and US Vice-President Pence on the Syrian Kurdish...
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news French Defense D.Minister to EF on New Media +Resistance Values as Anti-NAZI Leader JPLevy from 1940
Friday, 18 October 2019 | ACM
French Defense D.Minister to EF on New Media +Resistance Values as Anti-NAZI Leader JPLevy from 1940  *Strasbourg/European Management College/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" here on "Resistance Values", in the Middle of Crucial Developments in EU Summit in Brussels, on...
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news Web Journalist Daphne Murder 2 Years After: No real Enquiry say CoE/OSCE/UN +back Victims' Family
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 | ACM
Web Journalist Daphne Murder 2 Years After: No real Enquiry say CoE/OSCE/UN +back Victims' Family *Strasboug/Angelo Marcopolo/- Murdered Web Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia "practiced" News as "a Service in the Public Interest", rightfully stressed CoE, OSCE and UNO Human...
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news Turkey Invasion Kills Future Syria party Head but Boomerangs: US/EU/Arab Sanctions +Damas-Kurds Deal
Sunday, 13 October 2019 | ACM
Turkey Invasion Kills Future Syria party Head but Boomerangs: US/EU/Arab Sanctions +Damas-Kurds Deal *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A "Dreamer" was Killed, but her Dream may, perhaps, Become Reality, after Turkey's Military Invasion of Syrian Kurdish Region appears to have BackFired,...
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news EU must Protect Syrian Kurds who Fought ISIS Terror, that Turkey Exploited,+Launched 3 Invasions
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 | ACM
EU must Protect Syrian Kurds who Fought ISIS Terror, that Turkey Exploited,+Launched 3 Invasions  (Turkey Starts Bombing Syrian Kurdish Cities-CBS-AFP-Getty+Eurofora screenshot)-*Strasbourg/NewsViewPoint/- Europe has a unique Chance, but also Duty, and even Urgent Need, to Efficiently Protect...
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news French People's "NO" to Artificial Births for Lesbians = Stronger than expected +Big Potential
Sunday, 06 October 2019 | ACM
 French People's  *Strasbourg/France/Angelo Marcopolo/- At the Biggest Popular Demonstration by French People during the first 3 Years of President Macron's term in office (2017-2019), a Surprisingly Wide...
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news Some revive Black Humor in the CoE: "USSR" versus Russia ? + Whose 70th Anniversary ?
Thursday, 03 October 2019 | ACM
Some revive Black Humor in the CoE:   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Hopes for things to Go somewhat Better after this 70th Anniversary of CoE's PanEuropean, 850 Millions People and 47 Member States - strong...
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news New CoE Secretary General Buric to EF: Questions raised on What to Do with Recent BioEthic Challenge
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 | ACM
New CoE Secretary General Buric to EF: Questions raised on What to Do with Recent BioEthic Challenge *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member States - strong (including Russia) CoE's New Secretary General Marija Buric from Croatia (2019-2024), speaking to "Eurofora" at...
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news Macron for a "3rd Way" in Europe, where Pluralist Controversy in Joint Debates is essential
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 | ACM
Macron for a  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- French President Emmanuel Macron, who currently Chairs the PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong CoE (including Russia) for the period from May to November 2019,...
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news Macron : Europe Must Not Yield to Turkey's Pressure !
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 | ACM
Macron :  Europe Must Not Yield to Turkey's Pressure ! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Above all, We (EU) Must Not Yield to Turkey's Pressure ! That's Clear for me", stressed French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at CoE's...
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news CoE Rapporteur on WhistleBlowers, Waserman to EF: Assange's Freedom must be Protected !
Monday, 30 September 2019 | ACM
CoE Rapporteur on WhistleBlowers, Waserman to EF: Assange's Freedom must be Protected ! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- World Famous, Controversial "Wiki-Leaks" co-Founder, Long-Time Persecuted and Recently Jailed in the UK Leader Julian Assange's Freedom Rights should...
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news Juncker skips unusual CoE 70th Anniversary ceremony at faraway Opera
Monday, 30 September 2019 | ACM
Juncker skips unusual CoE 70th Anniversary ceremony at faraway Opera *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced, former Long-Time Prime Minister of Luxembourg and €uroGroup's Chairman, current EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, unexpectedly...
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news Jacques Chirac: An Ambitious but Human Fighter for a Great Europe, largely Justified by History
Thursday, 26 September 2019 | ACM
Jacques Chirac: An Ambitious but Human Fighter for a Great Europe, largely Justified by History  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Tragic Loss of one among the Greatest Political and Human Figures of a so Important French Leader and Fighter for an Atonomous and Great Europe, as Jacques...
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news Strasbourg Region President Rottner to EF: High-Tech TransBorder EU Coop. on Education/Research
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 | ACM
Strasbourg Region President Rottner to EF: High-Tech TransBorder EU Coop. on Education/Research *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Only Region's President in Europe who has just decided to Leave his Office during several Months, Each Day for 50% of the Time, in order to return...
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news CoE/EU Top Officers to EF: Social Rights +New EU Health Commissioner Kyriakides =New Pillar Synergy?
Thursday, 19 September 2019 | ACM
CoE/EU Top Officers to EF: Social Rights +New EU Health Commissioner Kyriakides =New Pillar Synergy?  *Strasbourg/CoE+EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The 1st Official Visit to EU Parliament by New EU Health Commissioner designate, Stella Kyriakides, by a Timely Coincidence, this Same Week in...
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news CoE at 70yo to ByPass Orwell GeoPolitics by Values Uniting Big Europe in SG Handover Jagland-Buric ?
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | ACM
CoE at 70yo to ByPass Orwell GeoPolitics by Values Uniting Big Europe in SG Handover Jagland-Buric ?  *Strasbourg/Historic Town Hall-CoE Ceremony/Angelo Marcopolo/- Now Aged 70 y.o. (1949-2019), on Today's Handover between Experienced Jagland (2009-2019), and Brand New Buric at its Head as...
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news EUParliament Renew Group Head Ciolos to EF: Citizens participation in Decision-Making at 2020 Reform
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | ACM
EUParliament Renew Group Head Ciolos to EF: Citizens participation in Decision-Making at 2020 Reform  *Strasbourg/EUParliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora"'s Project for Dialogue between EU Citizens and Politicians Before Decisions affecting their Lives and/or Society at large,...
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news EUParliament BREXIT Coordinator Verhofstadt to EF on House of Commons' No Solution Negative Trap
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | ACM
EUParliament BREXIT Coordinator Verhofstadt to EF on House of Commons' No Solution Negative Trap  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to "Eurofora"s Questions, at his Press Conference in Strasbourg, after a Long MEPs' Debate on BREXIT, EU Parliament's...
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news EUCommission Chief Press Spokesperson Andreeva to EF: Juncker - Von Der Leyen meet also on BREXIT
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 | ACM
EUCommission Chief Press Spokesperson Andreeva to EF: Juncker - Von Der Leyen meet also on BREXIT *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, in a Press Conference in EU Parliament in Strasbourg, EU Commission's Chief Press Spokesperson ensured,...
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news EPP Group President Weber to EF on European Way of Life row : and USA with its American Way of Life?
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 | ACM
EPP Group President Weber to EF on European Way of Life row : and USA with its American Way of Life?  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even our USA Friends, who are notoriously fond of their "American Way of Life", woN't Understand at all, if We (EU) Drop our...
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news Green Group Head Lamberts to EF: Ban Heritable Genetic Manipulation. But Lesbians Artificial Births?
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 | ACM
Green Group Head Lamberts to EF: Ban Heritable Genetic Manipulation. But Lesbians Artificial Births? *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Co-President of the "Green" Group of MEPs in EU Parliament, Belgian Philippe Lamberts, speaking to "Eurofora", Joined those who Call...
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news US-Mexico +EU-Turkey Deals on Irregular Migrants/Mass Asylum Seekers: 1st Works, the 2nd Fails. Why?
Thursday, 12 September 2019 | ACM
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news Mueller's Shady Links to 9/11 are Worse than initially thought...=> Phoenix Memo + Whistleblowing ?
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 | ACM
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news French Economy Minister Le Maire to EF+ on €uroZone Pact for Growth/Innovation, in Wider EU Overhaul
Friday, 06 September 2019 | ACM
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news French Economy Minister Le Maire at Sudden Agricultural Talks, as UK eyes BREXIT via Macron +Agri !
Friday, 06 September 2019 | ACM
French Economy Minister Le Maire at Sudden Agricultural Talks, as UK eyes BREXIT via Macron +Agri ! *Strasbourg/EuroFair/Angelo Marcopolo/- Un UnExpected Long Meeting of Key French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Agricultural Issues, curiously durating much Longer than his Planned Inauguration...
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news EuroCorps Franco-German ingoing+outgoing Commanders Kolodziej+Weigt to EF: Experience for EU Army+?
Thursday, 05 September 2019 | ACM
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news German People Vote Right in Saxony+Brandenburg after Roasting Spit+Knife Islamist Terror in France
Sunday, 01 September 2019 | ACM
German People Vote Right in Saxony+Brandenburg after Roasting Spit+Knife Islamist Terror in France *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In 2 Different but Synchronous Votes at Important, Emblematic German Federated States, the People strongly Voted, for the 1st Time in History so clearly, a Unity of the...
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news BREXIT turns to atypical Anti-Establishment, reinventing History: Boris better than Cromwell ?
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 | ACM
BREXIT turns to atypical Anti-Establishment, reinventing History: Boris better than Cromwell ? (Cromwell throwing a Corrupted Parliament out of Westminster - 1970 Film) ---*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- UnExpected News, that new Brittish Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wants to Suspend the...
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Saturday, 24 August 2019 | ACM
Bizarre Biarritz ! Macron Undermined by some Staffers ? Too Many   *Angelo Marcopolo/- Even Incredibly Gross Blunders in Translation, Fake Photos, Violations of Freedom of Expression and Exclusions, Division v. Unity of Europe, "Colonialistic" Bullying...
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EU stimulus plans equal to Obama's, but faster, says Devedjian to EuroFora after capitals' tour

Written by ACM
Thursday, 19 February 2009

EU Economy boost plans equal to Obama's US plan, but faster, says French Minister Devedjian to "EuroFora" after capitals' tour

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* World-record breaking, 600 km/h High Speed innovative Train TGV, produced at Strasbourg's outskirts, became a Symbol for EU Economy revival, after French key Minister Devedjian's statements to "EuroFora" that the "addition" of "coordinated" EU stimulus plans is "equal" but "faster" to new US President Obama's plan, while Stock markets were still wondering which way to go.

Revealing the main results of a fast-track trip to 4 EU Capitals before a series of crucial EU and Global Summits, Devedjian stressed "Mutual Support and information", "TransNational Measures" and a "global European Policy", as agreed ways to add the "complementary" effects of national recovery plans. So that EU's comparatively faster moves, lesser debt and strong Savings can equal USA's impressive plan, and, taken all together, incite economic actors to move swiftly in order to seize a chance to "anticipate" and be ahead.

Speaking shortly after US President Obama unveiled in Denver his plan to boost Fast Trains, (including $1·3bn for Amtrak, and $8·4bn for high speed passenger rail projects), Devedjian said SNCF, the French Rail company's 2008 Benefits from new Strasbourg High Speed line of the already existing TGV, made it possible to "anticipate" and start working from early February 2009, on new projects for "rail renovation" even before one € arrives from the Government's stimulus plan, voted at the end of January...
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In reply to "EuroFora"'s question if, after his tour of the biggest EU capitals and EU-chair, the Czech Republic, he hopes that sufficient Stimulus' measures will be taken and that the forthcoming EU Economy Summit, at the 1st of March, will be succesful, the French Minister looked upbeat :

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    - "We went to London, Berlin, Prague and Rome, together with Minister for EU affairs, Bruno Le Maire" this week, he noted in his first statements after the unprecedented move, made at the initiatiative of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the eve of a G8's EU Members Summiy hosted by Chancelor Angie Merkel in Berlin on Sunday.

    - "Everybody" among EU's 27 Member Countries "is starting to deal with (Economy) Recovery Plans, including f.ex. the (small) Czech Republic, which is launching a 2,5 Billion € plan, even if it hadn't initially foreseen to do so".

    - "The main aim of our trip wasn't to interfere into government policies", since "recovery plans have, first of all, National aims"', "but mainly to establish a Coordination between the existing Stimulus plans".

    The move was welcomed by new German Economy Minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who reportedly "called for a Coordinated European action against the Crisis", while meeting with Devedjian, earlier this week.

    - "Because we have many Stimulus plans which all point at the same direction : Create activities there where there isn't any, create jobs there where is unemployment". So that national "measures can be Complementary" to each other'', added Devedjian in his reply to "EuroFora"'s question.¨   

- "Thus, we established some Rules, with these four countries :"

"1) We inform each other on all measures under consideration by each one, and we provide mutual support  to implement the measures thus decided by each country."

"2) We try to establish together some Trans-national measures : F.ex. in Railroads, car Highways, Energy and electricity or Gas transport, etc., where we can take Common measures"

"3) Last (but not least), we would like to formulate a real global European recovery policy, in particular by adding the effects of all stimulus measures".
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    "F.ex. the (French) President of the Republic, (Nicolas Sarkozy) has just anounced 2,6 Billion € measures for recovery in favor of the most vulnerable People exposed to the economic Crisis. Some critics claim that it's not enough. But this is added to other measures of the same kind, which had been already decided : "

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Political Europe goes also for Human Rights : EU 2009 politicians meet ECHR quest for 2010 revival

Written by ACM
Friday, 30 January 2009



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  Ten Years of ECHR : 1998 - 2008 show need of Revival in 2009-2010 coinciding with 2009 EU Election
   

A threefold, coordinated move by new Top French Political actors in the 2009 EU Parliament Elections, expressed in Strasbourg a will to boost Europe's Political dimension close to Citizens' concerns, going from protection of Economy to defence of Human Rights.    

The move met an exceptional ECHR's call for a "revival" of Human Rights' protection mechanism', in a Mega-Conference, early 2010.   

Obviously focusing on June 2009 Elections to EU Parliament, it involved from the outset the recently nominated "dual" Head of French Governing Party (UMP)  Michel BARNIER and Rachida DATI :

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     - "As President Sarkozy has clearly said, we (France) are in favor of a Strong, Sovereign and Independent, Political Europe, which protects its Citizens, and not for a large Super-Market, nor for a Europe under influence",

    "This goes for everything, including Energy", added to "EuroFora" the experienced former EU Commissioner, Minister of Foreign affairs, currently of Agriculture and Sarkozy's new pick as Leader of the Governing party UMP to EU 2009 Election, Michel BARNIER                                              .                             

  - Human Rights are important because they are at the Heart of the Political Europe that we aspire for : I.e. a Europe able to act and protect its Citizens, stressed also the New French Minister for European affairs, Bruno LE MAIRE, while meeting Strasbourg's Journalists at his first visit to the CoE.   

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This is one of the main interests for CoE, which is also a natural place for cooperation between EU countries and Russia or Turkey, which was recently helpful at the Middle East crisis, he added.

The move gained momentum with French Minister of Justice, Rachida Dati's main observations at ECHR's 5Oth Anniversary :   

- "While we are seeking Europe's Borders and Identity, you (ECHR) remind us also of its Values", Human Rights, Dati noted.   

Citizens seek more and more often ECHR's help, and the tempo accelerates, Europa awaits a symbol, while national legal orders are not freezed   

And she expressed "support" to ECHR President Jean-Paul Costa's call to satisfy the vital need to revigorate the PanEuropean Court by deciding big changes at a High-Level Conference open to a large audience, a kind of "Etats Generaux" of Human Rights, at the beginning of 2010.       

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It's not so much the recently growing number of applications for Russia or Ukraine etc, which seems to be Costa's main concern : In fact, the cases declared "admissible" are much fewer...    

But rather the persistent violations of Human Rights, sometimes very grave (ie. murders, torture, abritrary deprivation of liberty, oppression of freedom of speech, destructions of homes/properties, etc), despite numerous, repeated condemnations by ECHR. So that CoE's Ministers, due to "supervise execution" of ECHR's judgements, are overloaded.   

F.ex. most Media noted that Turkey still remains, even in 2008, the 1st among 47 CoE member States in the number of condemnations by ECHR :  257, compared to 233 for Russia, with a population more than the double..    

The problem is that it's not the 1st time at all : During all the last Decade 1998-2008, Turkey was condemned by ECHR much more than any other State, and for particularly grave violations :   

- 1.652 condemnations, compared to 605 for Russia, 548 for Poland, 494 for France, 476 for Ukraine, etc.   

Italy's second place with 1.394 condemnations is a misleading false appearance : In fact, most of them (999) concern mere "procedural delays" in national courts. Same for France.   

On the contrary, Turkey was condemned 180 times for Killings, 192 times for Torture or Inhuman/Degrading treatments, 340 times for arbitrary deprivation of Liberty, 528 times for "Unfair trial", and 169 times for oppression of Freedom of speech, (etc). And the latest, 2008 numbers, indicate no change in this trend, (See supra).   

The current Spanish CoE Presidency (November 2008 - May 2009) has made of the implementation of ECHR's judgements its 1st Priority.   

ECHR's President, Jean-Paul Costa, stressed in its 2009 Annual Press Conference, CoE Member States' obligation to implement the judgements, according to Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights.   

Moreover, if CoE's Committee of Ministers delays to ensure implementation, then, the repetition of violations in similar cases provokes a multiplication of complaints tabled to the Court, which overload the mecanism for the protection of Human Rights, denounced Costa.          

A series of Debates on "the situation of Human Rights in Europe", focusing on the "need to fight against Impunity" of perpetrators of grave crimes, is  currently prepared by CoE's Parliamentary Assembly for the session of June 2009.  

The final Timing comes shortly AFTER the EU Elections, but the main Reports should have been adopted before.

Meanwhile, French President Sarkozy and German Chancelor Merkel's recent call "for a Political Europe" in 2009 EU Elections (See earlier "correspondence from Paris, Elysee Palace), seems more and more endorsed also by other EU Countries' Top MEPs :

Thus, f.ex., EU Parliament's 1st vice-President, Greek MEP Mrs Rodi KRATSA, speaking to "EuroFora", agreed that 2009 EU Election would be a "naturally good" opportunity to debate what really interests EU Citizens : "The Future of a Political Europe, able to face the Economic Crisis, with a Culture and identity which attracts the People"

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(Photo taken earlier during Sarkozy's 1st visit at EU Parliament, in 2007 : Sarkozy and Merkel's Ideas for a Political Europe inspire also other EU politicians accross the continent)..
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Strong Merkel - Sarkozy push for New "Multipolar" World governance, with Social/Human Values

Written by ACM
Thursday, 08 January 2009

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 Strong Franco-German/European will for New "Multipolar" World governance, with Social and Human Rights Values

and a "Political Europe" at the horizon of 2009 EU Elections,
(which may include Turkey issue)

(+Topical  issues on Economy, EU Defense/NATO, Energy, Middle-East, etc.) 
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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    A strong will for a "Political Europe" and a "Multipolar World", working togeher with USA but, in a framework of "New International Institutions", without falling back to "outdated" and "failed" Unipolar organisations of the end of the 2nd World War, was expressed here by the  French President Nicolas Sarkozy and  the German Chancelor Angie Merkel.

    The move included anouncements for the preparation of the June 2009 EU Elections jointly by the two leaders, where Sarkozy's call for a "Political Europe" notoriously includes their well-known and common refusal of Turkey's  controversial EU bid, according also to his Historic February and July 2007 Strasbourg speeches, and his subsequent call for a "Debate on Europe's Future" due to start "affter the end of 2008",

    - "It's too early to confirm with certainty which issues  will be a matter for the June 2009 Elections, but we shall now soon, in a few weeks", told us Sarkozy's Spokesman for EU issues, Pierre Jerome Henin.

    - "EU wants to work together with the USA, but will not accept to fall back to the Past of a Unipolar world where only 1 voice was heard : Europe's voice must be heard, as well as other important voices of various other Countries
    : We cannot live in the 21st Century with out-dated Institutions stemming from the 2nd World War. Because the World has become Multipolar, and needs a New collective governance according to International Law, he concluded.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Merkel and Sarkozy spoke at a Paris' Press meeting, at the Presidential Palace Elysee, after participating in an International Conference on a "New World  Governance", with "new Values and regulation",  which started from Economic issues to enlarge on Social, Political and even "Human Rights" issues at the International arena, as Merkel added, supporting Sarkozy's stance in favor of bringing "Values" at the center of New Multipolar world rules.

    After the 2007 G-8 Summit at Heiligendam, we are involved in "process" due to enlarge the G-8 progressively "to more and more actors", said Merkel from the outset, giving a reply to those who had criticized the fact that, at the Washington 2008 G-20 Summit, Countries like Turkey were invited, while almost all African countries, and even African Union itself were not...This stirred strong protests from leaders and Heads of States at an subsequent International Conference in Strasbourg for Aid to Development.

    - "We (EU) already have a Human Rights charter. But we neeed also a Charter for a reasonble Economy", Merkel added. Because the current "crisis dissolved Values, provoked a void, doubts, anxiety, and this might lead to upheavals", Sarkozy explained.

    - "We must create a framework which will prevent Crisis", said Merkel. "We are for a Social Market", added Sarkozy. We want to do it together with the USA, but we shall not wait for ever. "The voice of 500 millions of Europeans must be heard in the World", they stressed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    That's why France and Germany, at the eve of "a very important International Conference in London, April 2",  decided to start unveiling their Vision on World developments"; he added. Europeans will gather in Berlin, beforehand, to prepare a common stance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Afterwards, at a Press Conference with Merkel, Sarkozy announced that "in Munich", "on February", they intend to forge some "Franco-German Initiatives", "in preparation of NATO's Summit in Strasbourg on April".

    But "UK's place is to be among the first inside Europe", said Sarkozy, after meeting with  former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and other Top invitees from allover Europe and the World at an International Conference  on "New World governance", with multifacet Economic, Social and Political aspects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Moreover, the current Gas Pipeline crisis between Russia and Ukraine incites Europe to
"diversify Energy Transports", as part of a larger updtate to its "EU Energy policy", stressed French
President Nicolas Sarkozy, after meeting here with German chancelor Merkel, opening perspectives also for more Ship transports, Renewable sources, etc.

     - "There is a series of issues to ensure EU's Energy Independency, and this would very probably include also the development of Ship Transports", replied, agreeing witth our question Sarkozy's Press Spokesman on European/International issues, Pierre Jerome HENIN

    Pipeline blackmails' confusio led EU to agree with Russia to send "Scientific Experts to find out f.ex. if Gaz left from Russia and disappeared at Ukraine, or not", said Merkel, who supported also ways to "store Gas stocks" for EU Energy independence.

    EU Energy Networks' funding programs include "Sea Highways" via EU Ships' Transport,  which does not depend on the desiderata of 3rd Countries (as Ukraine or Turkey) who might block Pipelines' transit.

    Meanwhile, Russia must respect its obligations vis a vis the EU, and Ukraine, who has a European ambition, must prove iits credibility, he concluded.

    On the Middle East crisis, they focused mainly on practical efforts to broker an agreement to monitor the border with Egypt against arm trafficking, as a key to stable Peace.very probably include also the development of Ship Transports", replied, agreeing witth our question Sarkozy's Press Spokesman on European/International issues, Pierre Jerome HENIN

    Pipeline blackmails' confusio led EU to agree with Russia to send "Scientific Experts to find out f.ex. if Gaz left from Russia and disappeared at Ukraine, or not", said Merkel, who supported also ways to "store Gas stocks" for EU Energy independence.

    EU Energy Networks' funding programs include "Sea Highways" via EU Ships' Transport,  which does not depend on the desiderata of 3rd Countries (as Ukraine or Turkey) who might block Pipelines' transit.

    Meanwhile, Russia must respect its obligations vis a vis the EU, and Ukraine, who has a European ambition, must prove iits credibility, he concluded.

    On the Middle East crisis, they focused mainly on practical efforts to broker an agreement to monitor the border with Egypt against arm trafficking, as a key to stable Peace.

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Sarkozy : Europe needs great ambitions in 2009

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

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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.

3 EU Parliament votes to boost EuroGroup !

Written by ACM
Thursday, 23 October 2008

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3 EU Parliament votes to boost EuroGroup !

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After EuroZone Paris Summit's succes, Sarkozy calls to "think anew how to re-construct Europe !

"EuroZone and EU Institutional debates pave the way to 2009 discussions on EU Future, including Enlargment, Turkey etc. ?


23 October 2008

After EU Parliament strongly suppported in 3 successive Votes this week in Strasbourg French EU Chairmanship's move to boost Euro-Group at EU's core, while ideas on EU Institutional problems are awaited on December, "it's an open Question now" if this may lead to a debate on EU's Future, or not, told us French President, Nicolas Sarkozy''s Spokesman, Pierre-Jerome Henin.

MEPs voted on Thursday fresh Funds to support EuroGroup, after adopting on Wednesday a Resolution asking a "further Evolution" to "the 1st ever meeting of Heads of State and of Government of the Euro-Zone, taking decisions in that capacity", while earlier this week a Report asked "a stronger Institutional setting" for "EuroGroup", extended from "competitiveness/industry" to "environment, employment and education", with "increased powers for Political decision-making", according to a text drafted by French MEP Francoise Beres and German MEP Werner Langen, "10 Years after the creation of Euro" (1999 - 2009).

- Brussels' subsequent "EU Council ..(simply)..ratified the measures decided by EuroGroup on October 12" in Paris, which "were necessary to contain the current Financial Crisis", Resolution observes, expressing also support to the new process succesfully initiated by Sarkozy and due to be completed by agreements with USA and other countries at a Global level.

From now on, it's between two differend but parallel moves : EU's delay, and EuroZone's acceleration, that Enlargement and particularly Turkey's controversial EU bid, will have to search its way :

Indeed, EU's 27 expect a "Roadmap on how to deal with the Irish problem" on Lisbon Treaty ratification after December, risking to pass even 2009 Elections and next Commission with the old Nice Treaty of 2000, out-dated and unfit even for 2004's Enlargement...

On the contrary, EU's core launches a real "Economic Governance for EuroZone at the highest level of Heads of State/Government" of the 15, which started in Paris on October 12 and was strongly supported this week in Strasbourg by Sarkozy and EU Parliament.
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- "It's a good idea, to launch such a debate ("on EU's Future") in EU Parliament in view of 2009 Euro-Election : Perhaps some MEPs will seize an opportunity", told us mainstream French MEP Alain Lamassoure, former EU Minister and EU Spokesman for France's governing party UMP.

- "All MEPs' debates on such EU Councils are also part of the larger debate on Europe's future : Now with EuroZone, and even more when, on December, Irish Prime Minister is due to table proposals in Strasbourg on how to deal with EU Treaty's ratification", replied earlier to our question EU Parliament's Press Director and Spokesman, Jaume Duch.
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Sarkozy has formally anounced his intention to open EU Debates on Economy, Identity/Enlargement (i.e. mainly Turkey), etc. both linked to a popular Political view of Europe, since his Historic speeches on EU in Strasbourg, on February and July 2007, when he stressed that "Europe needs a New Renaissance". At the beginning of the French EU Presidency, on July 2008, replying to a MEP, he suggested that EU Parliament takes an active part in Debates on EU's Future.

- Now, in 2008, "Crisis are an opportunity to re-think how to re-construct Europe", Sarkozy stressed. At any case, the Historic 1st EuroZone Summit of Heads of State/Government, which started replying to the Financial crisis,"is a Turning Point : After that, Europe cannot be governed as before, but differently" : People "like a Europe with Strong Will".

- "We must make the System move !", "Europe needs Innovation" and free political debates. EU "Elections are in a few Months", Sarkozy warned.

He invited EU Parliament to fully play its role as "the Democratic Heart of the Europe we want : United, Independent and Voluntarist, because the World needs Europe's voice".

- "It's no more possible for Euro-Zone to continue without an Economic Government" at the Highest Level of Heads of State/Government, who provide "Democratic Legitimity" and can take important decisions, he announced, strongly supported by EU Parliament's Economic Committee which just voted to boost the "Institutional" aspects of "EuroGroup".

Plasticity offered by the current absence of a special Treaty on EuroZone's Institutions "made it easy to adapt the organization of the 1st Summit with imagination, to efficiently meet urgent needs", he observed, on the occasion of Brittish Prime Minister's exceptionnal presence at the greatest part of EuroGroup's Paris Summit.

- "In EuroZone we have the same Bank, the same Money, and, thus, a same duty for Unity" : "By bringing together EuroGroup's 15 members States we suceeded to find a solution and prepare a Giant Plan of 1.800 Billion euros", Sarkozy reminded of Paris' 1st Historic EuroZone's Summit.

Afterwards, Brussels' EU Council followed the move, and USA's Paulson II Plan was inspired from that. "Europe must promote the idea of Global Economy's Refoundation", he stressed.

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- "I was frankly astonished when I found, at the EU, a rigid system, where any New Idea was seen from the outset as a sacrilege, while, on the contrary, Europe needs Innovation !", he described.

F.ex. ,"'When we first spoke about the "Union for the Mediterranean", it was misunderstood as something extraordinary.. When later we had the Russia -Georgia crisis, it seemed against EU's custom to act "in the middle of August", instead of staying a passive spectator ! And when, in front of the Financial ciris, we gathered the 1st EuroZone Summit of the "15", some thought of it as a lese-majesté", he denounced.
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- But, by moving resolutely, "EU obtained the ...withdrawal of Occupation Troops in 2 Months !", reminded Sarkozy, observing that Russia "fulfilled its commitments", in the Georgian crisis, where a "disroportionate reaction" from Moscow followed a "totally inappropriate action" from Tbilisi's troops. "It would be crazy to reply by military means : EU should not become accomplice of another Cold War, imposed by lack of cool heads".. as he said.

In future, "the creation of a common European Economic Area with EU and Russia, would also obtain a raprochment on our Human Rights and Democratic Values", added Sarkozy, in a statement which should logically be applied, a fortiori, to controversial EU "candidate" Turkey..

Particularly when, the same week that EU Parliament voted 2009 EU Funds for Turkey's controversial EU bid, ECHR took a series of judgements condemning Turkey for grave Violations of Human Rights, such as : Torture, death of a political prisoner in unclear circumstances followed by failure to conduct a proper Investigation, "enforced Disappearance" of a youngster aged 17, Killing of a sepherd with Tank Shells, persecuting Journalists for articles on "Missing" People, even a former President of Human Rights' Association, (etc)

- "We (EU) can defend our ideas on respect of Sovereignity and territorial Integrity, on Human Rights and other differences ... without confrontation", Sarkozy stressed, on the occasion of Russian/Georgian conflict, reminding that : "we were only 2 steps from catastroph", when a Peace agreement brokered in Moscow prevented, at the last minute, Russian troops' advance towards Tbilisi.

An EU Parliament Resolution adopted Wednesday in Strasbourg on the occasion of Russia - Georgia conflict, outlines a set of Principle which apply elsewhere too, (particularly when EU Rapporteur for Russia and Turkey is one and same person ; Dutch MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijtanen !)

Clearly rejecting any "military solution to the conflicts", MEPs "condemn ..all those who resorted to force and violence". They denounce a "disproportionate military action", "as well as (an) unilateral decision to recognise the independence" of brekaway regions, "calling.. to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity" of the concerned country, "and the inviolability of its borders recognised by all EU Member States". They warn that "EU must review its policy towards" a 3rd Country, "should .(it)...not comply with its commitments", and "stress that the withdrawal of.... troops from the areas ....is an essential additional step".

EU Parliament "calls for the safe and quick return of refugees, (accepted by Russian President Medvedev) accompanied by the deployment of EU observers on the ground", and "regrets ...that ..EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) is not allowed to enter the ...breakaway regions". Moreover, "It's important to ensure that persons and NGOs ..engaged in defending human and civil rights can operate". "Until ...all remaining issues (are) resolved..., and notably the continuing ...Military presence", "relations with the EU ..cannot be fully normalised", MEPS warned.

As nobody likes to be accused to practice "Double Standards", this should be regarded as "Principles" applicable to any Third Country at EU's Neighborhood.. No ?

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On Economy :

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- "When Financial crisis shook US and EU's Banks, without result from the 1st (American) Paulsen plan, it was the common reply of the 1st EuroZone's Summit, involving some 1800 Billion euros, which started a positive move in the markets, soon strengthened by the follow-up of the US Paulson 2 Plan, noted Sarkozy.

- "Europe should not be only on the defensive, but, if necessary, know also how to take an offensive", he said, brushing away hesitationsto act on Economy: - "I'm for a refondation of Capitaliism, but against Speculators, who betray its values" : "Lack of Rules was profitable to speculators, Not to businessmen !" We must make sure to prevent any such crisis in future". "We, the rest of the World, cannot continue to bear the deficits of the 1st World power without saying anything !", the French President said, applauded by EU Parliament. All this needs "a New Global Governance", on which EU Parliament must debate. That's why "we proposed together with USA, several Summits from mid-November", to which G-8, enlarged to China, India a.o. countries, should participate. UNO's SG; Ban Ki Moon, the IMF, etc.

Financial crisis lowered shares' prices even for healthy companies, sometimes to 1/3 of their initial price, so that strangers might buy EU industries for only a portion of their real value, and Europeans may wake up one day with their main industries sold out to foreigners !

That's one of the reasons for which EU should debate about creating "Golden Shares" for States to jointly take Strategic participations to help European Industries until the end of the Crisis, particularly against distording competition, he suggested, pointing at USA's 35 billion $ plan for American Car Industry."We shall struggle for Europe to be able to build Airplanes, Ships, Trains, Cars, because we need a strong Industry", he concluded.

"F.ex. as we did back in 2004, when as Finance Minister, we bought Alsthom's shares for 800.000 euros, and, after restructuring, we sold them for 2 Millions : Help a company and make money is not so bad"...

As for the UK, "when Ireland announced that it would guarantee only Irish Banks, London City emptied from liquidities in 24 hours : It's the EU which helped to restore the situation, Not the UK alone !", reminded Sarkozy to nationalist British MEP Nigel Farage.

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On the contrary, in a last-minute attempt for the EU to catch-up with its Institutional delay "before the European Elections" of June 2009, MEPs simply voted a call for a "set of proposals" to be made for the "Irish public opinion" at the end of the year...

- "As long as Lisbon Treaty is not ratified by all 27 EU Member States, there is an unanimous decision to stop Enlargement, reminded Wednesday in Strasbourg the French Minister for EU affairs, Jean-Pierre Jouyet..

Added to an indirect but clear warning that, without Lisbon Treaty, all 27 EU Member Countries may not have a Commissioner in the 2009 resuffle, MEPS in the Constitutional/Foreign affairs Committees applauded hoping that this might motivate their Irish friends..

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Former "Green-Red" German government's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer's job at the controversial Turkish pipeline "Nabucco" was denounced as "not proper", "very bad", and "incompatible with Democracy", by the new President of EU Parliament's EuroLeft Group, German Lothar Bisky, replying to an "EuroFora" question.

For once, criticism of Joschka Fischer's doings with Turkey affecting Europe, didn't come only from the Center-Right of the political spectrum, but even from his Left side : The experienced Bisky, who has been chairing all over 1993-2009 the PDS - Die Linke party :  

- "Former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer got involved in dealings with oil-gaz business in a foreign country, Turkey, and its controversial Nabucco pipeline. This raises questions about Democracy, also because of the well known problems of Human Rights violations in that country. Do you thing that this might be abused in order to cover up and close EU's eyes on Human Rights violations ?", "EuroFora" asked Bisky.

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- "Nabucco pipeline is (only) at the planning stage". And "there are some difficulties",  he observed from the start. But "'I don't want to get into the details of Nabucco pipeline, because I don't think that there is any point for it at the moment".
 
At any case,  "we  (EU Parliament's EuroLeft Group) strongly believe that Politicians should not get involved in the Energy Business, and all these commercial transactions", President Bisky declared on the Joschka Fiischer's affair.

- "We feel that it's something that shouldn't be done. It's not proper !"           

- "We don't think that it's compatible with Democracy either, and it gets politics into a very Bad track", Bisky went on to denounce.
                                                                                                                                                                        
- "EuroLeft  and "Die Linke" always spoke against that, saying that politicians should not get directly into the arms of private enterprises"

- "It is pretty bad if a former Minister takes a job f.ex. in a major Energy producer. So, it's an issue if a Minister who may have seen excellent opportunities, subsequently gets personally grasp of them, in very serious parts of the economy, once he has given up his (Government) job."

- "It doesn't really make politics in general look any better'", Bisky concluded.

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Earlier, this week in Strasbourg, other Journalists had also raised critical questions on former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer's involvement in the conroversial Turkish Nabucco pipeline to the President of his own EuroParty : Kohn-Bendit of the "Greens", who, contrary to Bisky, tried to find excuses for Fischer, while criticizing his long-time partner, Schroeder for having done a similar move :

- "Shroeder was chancellor", and he "negociated" with "Russians", who gave him a job only "3 Months" after he resigned from the Government. While "Joschka Fischer", on the contrary, got a job with the controversial Turkish Nabucco pipeline only "4 Years after" he left the Government. "He didn't negociate Nabucco", so I have "no objection", Kohn Bendit claimed.

But, many Facts indicate the contrary :

Joschka Fischer was Foreign Minister in Germany from 1999 up to 2005 : I.e. from the year that EU took the controversial decision to give Turkey a "Candidate" status, until he year it started controversial "accession negotiations, (later declared "open-ended" after Sarkozy-Merkel's arrival from 2005-2007).

During that period was prepared the controversial so-called "Annan" Plan (in fact, drafted by others and attributed afterwards to the former UN SG) on Cyprus, which failed after a Popular Referendum said "No" on 2004 with a large Majoriy of 3/4 : 75%. Mainly because it was criticized for making too much concessions to the Turkish side :  Particularly by restricting Greek Cypriot Refugees' Human Right to return to their ancestral Land and/or get restitution of their Familiy Homes and private properties, usurpated by Ankara's Army since the 1974 militay invasion and continuing occupation of the northern part of Cyprus. And by weakening the Central Government, leaving to 2 "constituent States" so much powers and separate interests that more conflicts appeared inevitable, provoking the danger of a break-down in the foreseable future, with more crisis, troubles, perhaps bloodshed, etc., instead of creating an harmoniously integrated, really one federal State.

The controversial Plan was finalized on March-April 2004 at Burgenstock (Switzerland), curiously in the presence of an Envoy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, then governed by Joschka Fischer, but in the absence of a French and not even an European Union's Envoy, contrary to what was usually practiced on similar occasions in Switzerland (fex. in 1997 at Montreux, in 2000 at Geneva, etc).

Turkey notoriously exploited the failure of the "Annan" Plan in order to convince the EU to decide to start accession Negotiations on December 2004. This provoked an unprecedented series of Institutional Crisis inside the EU, shortly afterwards, when French and Dutch People rejected, 2 popular EuroReferenda by a majority "'No" vote to the EU Constitutional Treaty on 2005, aggraveted in 2004 a Majority Abstention to EU Elections, etc., followed by the recent Irish "No", etc.

"Nabucco" Gas pipeline was notoriously planned since ..2002. It follows an even earlier idea, for an Oil pipeline Baku-Ceyhun, which started to be prepared on 1999-2001 and was meanwhile recently completed.  

So, facts indicate that what is now at stake is based on decisions made during Joschka Fischer's term as former Foreign Minister, closely interested in Turkey's controversial EU-bid.

To the point that he now practically ...switched jobs with a poliician from Turkey, (the State which pays today openly Joschka Fischer), Mr. Ozdemir, who came earlier in Germany, got fast the nationality, and became EiuroMP in a few years, continuing now as head of the "Greens" in Germany, i.e. in Joschka's former job !...

Such astonishing facts risk, unfotunately, to give to German politician Lothar Bisky's criticism of  representative Democracy a topical meaning :

 - "We (EuroLeft Group) think that what is really at stake is Democracy. It's not only about Gas Pipelines or Energy sources", President Lothar Bisky went on to add in his reply to "EuroFora"'s question on Joscka Fischer's personal interests in the controversial Turkish "Nabuco" pipeline.

Such facts, "make People get more distance from Politics. ...People had had enough, and they are fed up !".

- "That's why we (EuroParliament's "EuroLeft" Group) want to strengthen Direct Democracy in Europe. Citizens should be involved in the (EU) Decision-making. In the end of the day, it's not going to help anyone if Politicians are always taking decisions, without involving Citizens. We want to give a voice to the People of Europe. They've got to have their say in the decisions that are taken. That's one of our absolutely fixed and steadfast views. We want more Direct Democracy in Europe. That's how it can become more effective and stronger", he concluded.

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