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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
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Sarko l' européen ?

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 02 September 2008

(Opinion)

Paris - Bruxelles - Strasbourg, 2 septembre 2008

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Le spectaculaire succès du Président français, Nicolas Sarkozy, (en tête de l'UE jusqu'a décembre), à obtenir de suite un cessez le feu inattendu entre la Russie et la Georgie, immédiatement après sa visite aux Présidents Medvedev et Saakashvili, au pire moment de tensions et heurts violents meurtieurs, qui avaient tué plusieurs innocents et provoqué le deplacement forcé de réfugiés par milliers, lui donne incontestablement une stature vraiment européenne :

A ses liens personnels bien connus avec l'Hongrie, la Grece, l'Italie ou l'Espagne, en sus de son amitié avec la chancelière allemande Merkel, son souhait d'essayer d'attirer l'Angleterre au jeu européen, etc, s'y ajoute, maintenant, une réussite, fragile certes, mais importante, au combat pour la Paix dans la "grande" Europe du général De Gaulle, "jusqu'a l'Oural", qui inclut naturellement la Géorgie, l'Arménie et d'autres pays, et ne peut exister qu'avec rapports de confiance et partenartiat stratégique avec la Russie.

Apres avoir réussi à debloquer la situation au Liban, (pays avec liens culturels historiques en Europe), lors du Sommet pour la Méditerranée à Paris, juillet dernier, (comme atteste maintenant le prémier accord d'echange d'Ambassadeurs avec la Syrie), Sarkozy activa maintenant une présidence française de l'EU bien entreprenante, à l'autre bout de l'Europe, à Moscou, où, contrairement à Napoléon, il a été reçu avec soulagement par le nouveau président russe, ami de l'experimenté Vladimir Poutine.

Cet homme politique rélativement nouveau au plan politique européen, avec une vision souvent critique ou même critiquée, à tort ou a raison, mais ambitieuse et concrete a la fois, qui aime s'adresser aux "Européens", comme il dit, n'est-il pas bien placé pour stimuler le fameux débat sur l' "Identité de l' Europe", qu'il a proposé au Parlement Européen récemment à Strasbourg, moins d'un an avant les Elections européennes de 2009 ?

En 2007, il a réussi à faire monter spectaculairement la participation citoyenne aux élections présidentielles en France, obtenant des récords historiques :

N'est-ce pas, justement ce que l' Europe a bésoin, apres 2 abstentions majoritaires sans précedent aux Elections de 1999 et 2004, et 3 "Non" aux réferenda pour ses institutions en 2005 et 2008, pendant une décennie trouble 1999-2008, (marquée surtout par la demande controversée de la Turquie d'entrer dans l'UE eclipsant les avancées de la Monnaie unique et de la liberté de circulation à l'espace Shengen, avec consequences mal-ressenties par la majorité des citoyens, bien au-délà des clivages du passé), qui a failli stopper l'integration européenne ?

Et cela, au moment même ou une globalisation galopante met l'Europe devant un choix crucial entre saut qualitatif en avant, apte à valoriser une occasion historique exceptionelle à se développer résolument, après les vaines destructions, querelles et tensions des guerres "chaudes" ou "froides" qui lui ont couté son rang dans le Monde, ou réculer définitivement en décadence...

Alors, que certains de nos amis à la Commission en Bruxelles, lui laissent au moins un peu d'espace de mouvement, et qu'ils l'aident à tenter d'insufler de l' oxygène frais et vivifiant aux rapports entre les citoyens et une Europe qui a manifestement bésoin et mérite de retrouver d'urgence un nouveau dynamisme populaire, avec un souci de réalisme mais aussi une vision passionante pour son avenir !

Après tout, les Etats Unis d' Amérique ne se sont pas faits à coups de bureaucratie, nécessaire et utile, mais manifestement insuffisante : Sans l'impulsion d'hommes politiques originaux, d'intellectuels vraiment engagés, et, surtout, sans l'enorme énergie émanant de la conscience d'enjeux à la fois pratiques et grandioses, bien resentis par des millions de citoyens, stimulant leur adhésion active comme pioniers d'un nouveau avenir commun à construire, ils seraient encore une ex-colonie périphérique, affaiblie par stériles divisions, passif et impuissant spectateur des convulsions tragiques d'un Monde à la dérive...

Que les vrais "européens" ré-lisent au moins les fameux discours historiques sur l' Europe d'un Sarkozy bien inspiré à Strasbourg, aussi bien avant qu'après avoir gagné les élections françaises, le 21 février et le 2 juillet 2007, après son 1er sommet des Bruxelles, qui a adopté le nouveau Traité de l'UE en conclusion de la presidence allémande : Bonnes lectures pour cet été 2008, afin de préparer l' avenir qui s'ouvrira (ou fermera) à partir des élections européennes de 2009.

Peut-etre revelera-t-il plus, en ce sens, lors de ses 2 discours-debats prochains avec les eurodeputés, prévus lors des sessions plenières du Parlement Européen a Strasbourg en octobre et décembre 2008... 

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Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner had already unveiled President Sarkozy's intentions, during a particularly "hot" Press Conference in Paris, where he faced some's insistance for "sanctions", with a call for "a common EU stance". In the meanwhile, he was consulting "all these days" most of his EU, Russia and Georgia counterparts, (as Sarkozy's Spokesman, P-J. Henin confirmed to "EuroFora"). This allowed him to obtained the desired result, as EU Chairman, at a short, exceptional EU Summit in Brussels, afterwards.

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But, Sarkozy's No 1 official, Presidential palace's Secretary General Claude Gueant, active at Elysee during the 2008 Ambassadors' Conference, (together with his Top Diplomat, the experienced David Levitte), is well known for having an overall view : A link with 2009 EU Elections at the horizon ?

S. Ossetia : Pope Benedict calls "all Christians together" to unite for Peace

Written by ACM
Sunday, 10 August 2008

Brixen-Bressnone/ACM/10 August 2008

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Pope Benedict XVI launched a call "in the name of the common Christian heritage" of "all Christians", to "immediately stop military actions", and "resolutely take, the road of negotiation and dialogue", with "Initiatives" for a "peaceful and sustainable solution" in South Ossetia.

It's with "profound anxiety" that we read "the news, more and more dramatic", on "these tragic events ..which have caused many innocent victims and obliged a great number of civilians to leave their homes". All involved must "avoid to cause more, and worse sufferings to the population", he said.

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He warned against "more violent confrontations and retaliations, which may degenerate in a conflict of even larger scope".

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To avoid this risk, "the International Community and the most inffuent countries" should "make every effort to support and promote .. initiatives" for a stable Peace, he stressed, shortly before his visit to France, where President Nicolas Sarkozy is the current EU chair.

"Together with our Orthodox brothers, we pray for these aims, and we entrust them to the intercession of her sanctity, virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and of all Christians", he concluded.

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Pope Benedict XVI spoke in front of more than 12.000 People during the Angelus of an Open-air Mass at Brixen-Bressalone (north of Italy), at the end of his short stay at the Alpes, close to German chancelor Angie Merkel's restplace, where he received the visits of two f.Italian Presidents, Ciampi and Cossiga, together with Minister Tremonti.

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Pope's spokesman, Federico Lombardi, said ttesterday that he highlighted Brixen-Bressanone's synthesis, a peaceful and mutually enriching meeting point of many cultures, as "a model for Europe".

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Benedict's "primo Angelus" in Brixen : Make the World more Human

Written by ACM
Sunday, 03 August 2008



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An appeal to make the "World more Human", by defending basic Human Values, helping those in need, and paying hommage to Nature, figured high in Pope Benedict's long-awaited speech at his "First Angelus" in the symbolic, beautiful historic small town of Brixen/Bressalone at the Alpes.

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- "No Dictature, nor any destructive force can rob us of the most important goods wich are God's gift", stressed Pope Benedict, referring to elementary Human Values, in a last-minute improvisation of his draft speech, before launching also a call to "help those in need", in order to "make the World more human".

- "Jesus is the focus .. In him is Justice and Freedom", said earlier Brixen's Bishop Wilhelm Egger, after prayers including calls to "Truth, Justice and Freedom", read at a Mass of thousands in the town of Archangel Michael, known as defender of christians against the devil.

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In what looks as a reference to BioEthics' dillemas of crucial impportance, raised at Strasbourg's unique in the World legally binding International Treaty on BioMedicine and Human Rights (1998, with the "hottest" issues added later through additional protocols, some of whom are imminent), he spoke also of the splendid "Nature" at this Alpen's ressort : This fits well Vatican's earlier anouncement that Pope Benedict's "prayer intentions for August" are mainly to "respect God's design for the world", and "become ever more aware of the great gift of God which Creation represents for us".

- "The most important things in our lives cannot be bought, but are only given as holy gifts : The Sun and its Light, the Air that we breath, the Water, the beauty of Earth, Love, Friendship, Life itself", Pope Benedict added, extending also to Natural Environment, another topical issue after recent Climatic upheavals at several parts of the World.

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The "preparation of Pope Benedict's visit to France", which currently heads the EU, at mid-September, among exceptionaly important Council of Europe meetings on Human Rights in Paris and Strasbourg, is part of his work, together with his "book on Jesus", during brief Summer Holidays in Brixen, said his Spokesman, Federico Lombardi.

- The Pope's message is mainly religious, theological. But we are living in a concrete world, and ideas may be taken by readers as references to the actuality. However, it's better to wait to se what the Pope will say in Paris and at Lourdes, added to EuroFora Lombardi, who is also Director of Vatican's Press Office.

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Brizen/Bressanone is similar to Strasbourg by succeeding to make a fertile synthesis of Germanic and Latin sources of Europe, like the two local rivers who meet at the historical center of the town, among spectacular ressorts at mountains' hights.

Headquarters for an Historic Religious Seminar, it attracted recently also a Free University's Educational studies. Well-known as a long-time preferred rest place for former cardinal Radzinger and his brother Georg, it includes areas named "St Benedeto" and "St George"...

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But Pope Benedict's first speech gave also another symbolic rendez-vous :

- "Next Wednesday, August 6, we shall commemorate the 30st anniversary from the death of late Pope Paul VI", who "concluded Vatican II", and "the Transfiguration of Jesus, mystery of the divine light, which exerced a unique fascination to his soul", he said to some 12.000 applauding People, among the happy few who succeeded to have a rare place for an open-air Mass inside the Domplatz a particularly sunny day at the Alpes.

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Sarkozy proposes EU Parliament debates on Europe's Identity in the ranup of 2009 Election

Written by ACM
Thursday, 10 July 2008


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In a last-minute, surprise move, New EU Chairman, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, anounced a proposal in Strasbourg to open an EU Parliament debate on Europe's Identity in the ranup to 2009 Election :

    - "I am conscious of the fact that there is, today, a real Crisis on Europe's
Identity", he replied earlier to a question by Greek MEP Ioanis Varvitsiotes, who had asked him to "advance beyond those who don't really want a Political Europe",

    - "Why not a real Debate on what is Europe's Identity ?", proposed
Sarkozy, in this regard.

    -  "EU Parliament could organize such Debates", he suggested :"It's
better for EU Parliament, than for National Governments, or EU Commission, to
define what is the European Identity", the French President proposed.

    A diplomatic way to avoid obstacles by some Governments and/or some Brussels' bureacrats, reportedly opposed to really free and popular, critical European debates on hot political issues..

    Sarkozy brillantly won the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in France in 2007, in the line of the principles anounced at an important Speech in Strasbourg, February 2007, about a Political Europe, and a European Identity on issues which matter to the People.

   
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Sarkozy stimulated by Irish "No": - "A call to build Europe otherwise. Difficult, but Fascinating !"

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Saturday, 14 June 2008

Sarkozy stimulated by Irish "No" challenge : - "It's a call to change and build Europe otherwise. Not later, but now. It won't be easy, but it's fascinating !"

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* Paris, Elysee, June 14, 2008.

Forthcoming EU Chairman, French President Nikolas Sarkozy, created a surprise by declaring that the challenge of the Irish "No" to the EU Treaty, stimulates his belief that we must immediately change the way Europe is built.

A difficult but fascinating task, that he intends to accomplish in the next 6 Months, during which he will analyse developments 3 times to EU Parliament in Strasbourg, on July, October and December 2008.

But Agenda obliged to give a first reply to Questions raised by the Irish Referendum, on the sidelines of a Press Conference with USA President GWBush, in Paris' Elysee palace, Saturday :

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Sarkozy's reply was twofold :

First, the Franco-German position is that EU must make sure "that the Irish Incident does not become a Crisis". Ratification must continue, after 18 EU Member States, also to the rest, as UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised.

But, pointing at deeper causes, Sarkozy also criticized bureaucratic "sabotage" of Europe's "founding fathers" original dream. The move reminded his Historic February and July 2007 speaches in Strasbourg on Europe's future, joining criticism to a call for EU's Renaissance, which now became urgent :

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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