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EUParliament BREXIT Coordinator Verhofstadt to EF on House of Commons' No Solution Negative Trap

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 18 September 2019



*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 Coordinator on that Topical Issue, Experienced former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt, slamed the Strange and UnPopular Behavior of UK's National Partliament at Westminster, (the House of Commons), regarding the UK - EU Attempts to Find a Deal on BREXIT, as always "Negative", and "Not Solving Anything", and Vowed that, on the Contrary, EU Parliament would Keep a Crystal-clear stance, taking and keeping foreseable positions.


"Eurofora" asked Verhofstadt if he felt the current Risk for Brittish People to Lose Trust in their own Parliament, with even more Dangerous repercussions to the rest of Europe, considering a Lack of Clear Positions reflecting Citizens' various wishes, as many had already observed, (including, f.ex., EU Commission's President Juncker, at a Recent Press Conference at an EU Summit in Brussels, etc), and whether EU Parliament might Help to Alleviate such Risks, in one way or another.


It's a Fact that, this outgoing House of Commons, (Both under Theresa May and Boris Johnson as Prime Ministers), among others, f.ex., has already Refused Both several (Real or Hypothetic) Deals, and a No Deal BREXIT, as well as to hold Democratic Elections now, in order to let the People decide themselves inside Time Deadlines, seeking to Keep the Government even Longer "in limbo", withOut any known Solution in Sight...


 - Indeed "...We (EU Parliament) were very Disappointed that there wasn't yet any Majority in the House of Commons in Favor of something... There was Only Against !", Denounced Verhofstadt from the outset.

- "In Contrast to that, I'm very Pleased that EU Parliament has a Clear Position, with a Huge Majority, on Everyone of the Topics that are on the Table : (f.ex.) Concerning the Withdrawal Agreement, concerning Citizens' Rights, concerning the Backstop in Ireland, (and) on the Future (EU-UK) Relationship there is a  Clear Opinion".

(On that Last, but Important point, he has just observed, however, that such a "Future Relationship"... "Can be Tiny", "or Huge", particularly if t includes f.ex. Foreign Policy and Security/Defense" matters, etc)...

=> So that "We (EU Parliament, Contrary of the House of Commons) are Not Falling into the Trap of Negative Majorities, which, in fact, are Not Solving Anything !", he Denounced, in Conclusion.



+ Meanwhile, however, the Brittish Ambassador/Permanent Representative at the PanEuropean CoE, Headquartered in Strasbourg, appeared to Feel in Good Mood, inside that kind of Organisation, (Historically Created also with the Support of Winston Churchil...), as a relevant "Eurofora" Photo, taken during Today's Ceremony on the Change of Command between outgoing and incoming Secretary General (Jagland of Norway, and Buric from Croatia, respectively), at the Anniversary of "70 Years" since CoE's Establishment (1949-2019), while EU Parliament was Debating BREXIT, clearly shows...

He was speaking of a Surprizing but Real phenomenon that "Eurofora" had Already spoted since Juncker's Election, Back on 2014.

+ Moreover, just Yesterday, at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, I felt that, paradoxically, (BREXIT Party Leader and Top MEP) Farage seems to be in very Good Terms with (EU Commission's President) Juncker, the UK Ambassador bitterly Joked, as far as EU Matters are concernced...  

Nigel Farage, indeed, has already expressed, initially to "Eurofora", (Replying to one of Our Questions), shortly after the 2016 Referendum on BREXIT, during an EU Summit in Brussels, that he would even be interested, as a possible Future MP at the House of Commons, to take part into CoE's Parliamentary Assembly activities in Strasbourg, (See : ..., etc). Later, he Confirmed that, Even to Other Journalists, here, mutatis mutandis...




EUParliament Renew Group Head Ciolos to EF: Citizens participation in Decision-Making at 2020 Reform

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 18 September 2019



*Strasbourg/EUParliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora"'s Project for Dialogue between EU Citizens and Politicians Before Decisions affecting their Lives and/or Society at large, could be at the Heart of the EU OverHaul, Scheduled for 2020 at Top Level, as it results, in Substance, from the Reply given to Eurofora's relevant Question, by the New President of "ReNew" Group (formerly : "Liberal") MEPs in EU Parliament, experienced Former EU Commissioner, Dacian Ciolos from Romania.

Incoming, New EU Commission's President Ursula von der Leyen, (2019-2024), has already announced, in her 1st Official Speech at EU Parliament, last July 2019, that she intends to hold such an OverHaul, (or "ReFoundation" : "ReFondation" in French), with an EU Summit, from the Beginning of 2020.



=> So that, "according to the Latest Decision that we took at EU Parliament's Presidential Committee, the Heads of (Political) Groups must produce, in 1 or 2 Weeks,  a "Framework Proposal", concerning that forthcoming EU "Conference on ReFounding Europe", Ciolos revealed in Reply to "Eurofora"'s Question.

 - "After that, our Intention is for EU Parliament to take over the Leadership of that process", the President of "ReNew" Group of MEPs Announced.

+ - "Do you Intend, perhaps, in this context, to also try to ReVitalise Relations with EU Citizens ?", "Eurofora" asked.

- "Yes ! That's the Central Aim : to Find a way for Citizens to become More actively Involved in the European Decision-Making", Ciolos stressed from the outset.

+ "This Includes even the Choices made on Key (EU) Positions (Jobs), as EU Commission's Presidency, (since) for us, the Idea of "Spitzen-Kandidat" can have a Meaning if Citizens can express themselves by a Vote throughout All EU Member States", (i.e. via an EU-Wide Liste of Candidates). "That's an example".

++ "Citizens should, also, have a Greater Presence concerning the Political Priorities of EU Commission and Parliament", he added.

+++ As well as, "to be Better Involved in the (EU) Decision-Making process" President Ciolos went on to say, obviously approaching even more "Eurofora"s Project...


To "Eurofora"s observation that, in fact, even the current "Lisbon Treaty" of the EU, already includes some relevant Legal Provisions, whose Potential has Not Yet Started to be really used, and, even less, to be developed, (See, f.ex. : ..., etc) ,

President Ciolos replied by not denying that, in Principle, but Focusing on the practical "Need to See How we should Organise this, (i.e. Citizens' Participation in Decision-making processes), in Concrete terms", in order to Fine-Tune the Adequate Legal Instruments, etc.





EUCommission Chief Press Spokesperson Andreeva to EF: Juncker - Von Der Leyen meet also on BREXIT

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 17 September 2019

*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, indirectly but Surely, hat Even if the new UK Government vowed to End BREXIT Talks on October 31st, nevertheless, the experienced EU Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker, LongTime Former Prime Minister of Luxembourg and €uroGroup Chairman, who met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Yesterday in Luxembourg, is  expected to discuss also BREXIT with incoming new EU Commission President elect, Ursula von der Leyen, (who enters into Office after November 1st), during their imminent Meeting later here.

This results from a Reply to a relevant "Eurofora"'s Question during the regular Press Briefing in EU Parliament, by EU Commission's Press Chief Spokesperson, Mina Adreeva, on the Read out of the Latest EU Commissioners Collective Meeting in EU Parliament in Strasboug, early this Afernoon.

Andreeva confirmed, at First, that nowadays Juncker - Von der Leyen frequent Meetings are Mainly due to Ensure a "Smooth Transition" Between the 2 Successive Teams, (2014-2019 and 2019- 2024).

+ But, "of course", we can "Expect", that "all Topical Issues can be Raised" on this occasion, she Replied to "Eurofora"'s Question on "Brexit", as this is normal, and will Continue to do so, she added, in that Context.  

However, there si no read out to the Press expected, in that format, she clarifirsd

EU Parliament, which holds Tommorrow (Wednesday) Morning a full Plenary Debate on BREXIT in Strasbourg, will Also Host anOther Juncker's Bilateral Meeting, the Next Day, (Thursday), with EU Council's outgoing President, former Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, she also Announced.





EPP Group President Weber to EF on European Way of Life row : and USA with its American Way of Life?

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 17 September 2019



*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 "European Way of Life", agreed with "Eurofora", the President of the Biggest EU Parliament's Group of MEPs, that of ChristianDemocrats/EPP, Manfred Werber from Germany.

He had just Announced, at a Press Conference in EU Parliament, to Journalists, including "Eurofora", that his Group Supports the Expression "European Way of Life" for the Portofolio of Competences planned to be entrusted to New EU Commission's vice-President designate, Margaritis Schoinas from Greece, until now Juncker's Press Spokesman. The Fact that this Portofolio included also Migration Issues, was interpreted by some (particularly "Green" or "Leftists), as a kind of Blasphemy, or even ... cover "Racism" (sic !)...

- "But, we are pro-Europeans, and, therefore, we like the "European Way of Life", Weber simply stressed earlier, in this regard.

At any case, Other People might Like Better f.ex. a Chinese, African or Other way of Lfe. That's their Right,

=> "So, we Interprete  that Term in a way which includes f.ex. Democracy, Human Righs, Tolerance, and several other Values that We cherish", he observed.

>>> - In Consequence, this would finaly have a quite Different look from what (French Rightist politician) Marine Le Pen thinks nowadays,  he warned.



(Draft News)



Green Group Head Lamberts to EF: Ban Heritable Genetic Manipulation. But Lesbians Artificial Births?

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 17 September 2019

*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 for a Global "Ban" of controversial and dangerous Heritable Genetic Manipulations of Human Beings, which have notoriously Become Possible in real practice since November 2018, (See: ..., etc), But Faced a Problem on how to be Sure to Apply that on imminent Artificial Births for Lesbians, planned to Start in France, etc. soon, for the 1st Time in History.

- "Yes" to a Global Ban on Heritable Genetic Manipulations on Humans, which are irreversibly Transmissible to Future Generations, Because we must Respect "the Precautionary Principle", Replied President Lamperts to a relevant "Eurofora"s Question, which Highlighted the Various Risks of such controversial methods, (including the eventual Fabrication of Atrocious "Chimeras", of Real New "Races", etc).

- But, almost at the Same Time, Lamberts, curiously, had Nothing to Say, Looking Surprized and Embarassed, when the subsequent Question was raised on How to Apply that, in real Practice,, if Current Attempts were Allowed to Legalize, for the 1st Time in History, Artificial Births for Lesbians, (which may affect several Thousands of People each year), as, f.ex., some notoriously Push to impose asap in France, etc...

On this other Topical Issue in Nowadays Bio Ethics, he did Not Have, indeed, Any Reply to Give to the Question : -"How could we be Sure to Prevent the eventual Abuse of such Controversial and Dangerous Techniques, on several Thousands of Artificial Births for Lesbians in France etc., each year, expected to be allowed asap ?

Indeed, while Not Contesting at all the Fact that, in such a case, it would be Practically Impossible (or Too Difficult in real practice) to Ensure that Lesbians do not "become the 1st Victims" of sly, UnDetected Attemps to "Test" such New Genetic Technologies, since they would Systematicaly Pass Through Artificial Methods of Procreation, (as "Eurofora" observed), nevertheless, Lamberts, suddenly found himself unable to articulate a full and coherent response to such a real Challenge... Should, perhaps, People and Society be condemned to Face the Risks of some Too Hasty PreElectoral Promises to shady Lobbies ?


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   Renew Europe's Historic Legend with Parthenon's pure white marble at the eve of crucial 2009 EU Elections, was the ambition of an interesting Art Exhibition, with more topical Symbols than expected, organized by EU Parliament's 1st vice-President Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou and MEP Marie Panayotopoulos- Cassiotou, Chair of the Inter-group on Family policy, during March A session in Strasbourg.     

According to the Ancient Legend, God Zeus, charmed by young Girl Europe, was trasformed into a strong Bull with Wings, and when she tamed him with Human affection, they flew over the Sea to live together in a New Land with large, fertile landscapes.  

- "There, they saw the Continent with a "Large Front" ("Eureia -opse" in Greek => Eur-opse => Europe)", reminded the Sculptor, Mary Papaconstantinou, of the European Women Association, honored by awards in Paris, Athens and Strasbourg.

    Thus, Europe's Legend combines Symbols of Energy and Strength, with caring Human personality, to bring towards New, large Horizons :

    - "Modern Art for this Ancient Greek Legend here in Strasbourg reminds that Europe, placing Human dignity at its heart, always finds the strength to overcome any Crisis towards New achievements. And EU Parliament offers Citizens a chance to artfully interact", said MEP Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou.


    Structured like some Rembrand's pictural sequences, Europe's sculptural exhibition forms a series of many statutes, sized and flat as a PC screen, representing many scenes inspired from the original Legend, "according to Moschos' text, a Writer of the 2nd century B.C.", said Sculptor Mary to "EuroFora".  

    Made by sparkling pure white Marble full of Symbols, they incite to think but also to act, as in front of a Book with half of its pages full of written text, but another half, free to write on white paper..

    While several EU politicians think that one of the most important characteristics of the 2009 EU Elections is that from their outcome may depend Europe's Identity and Future, Culture Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras (a former MEP) send the message that, precisely, such modern Art linked to Historic legends may help "EU Citizens search the origins of Europe's Identity".

     - "The Legend says that they founded a New City, Thebes, and that reminds us that Europe is always a project of Invention and Creation", added EU Parliament's vice-President, Rodi Kratsa - Tsagaropoulou.

    Sculptor Mary Papaconstantinou said that she "tried for years to find the same White Marble from Penteli Mountain that was used by Praxitelis and all those who created Parthenon", symbol of Democracy and one of the 7 wonders of the World.

    - "By shaping this millenary Greek Marble to revive Europe's Ancien Legend with Modern Art, it reminds that Europe is a Hope for a better Future after Crisis, combining Energy for Development, with care for the Human person", said the sculptor's compatriot from Chios island, famous from French artist Delacroix's historic painting, MEP Panayotopoulos - Cassiotou.
    She now lives with her Family close to Rhine river, at EU's heart, near Bonn, where had started to work for the first time on European issues the new EU Parliament's Secretary General, Klaus Welle :

    By a symbolic coincidence, Europe's legend built anew with Parthenon's marble, marked for ever the beginning of young and energetic Welle's duties as new head of EU Parliament's administration, since he saluted the retiring, out-going S.G., the experienced Harold Rohmer, shortly afterwards, at another gathering on the same floor of Louise Weiss' superb building in Strasbourg...

    Organisers of both events said that it was a pure coincidence. People are free to believe them, or hope otherwise...


    They disagree in almost everything, except from one thing :

- EU Parliament's Art unites even opposed politicians in a common belief for Europe : Cyprus' example...


Rarely united together, but posing for "EuroFora" with the statute of Europe and Zeus flying over the Sea, ChristianDemocrat/EPP's MEP Yannis Kasulides, a frontrunner Presidential candidate in 2008, former Foreign Minister and Government Spokesman, and EuroLeft's MEP Kyriakos Triantafylides, Chairman of EU - Palestinian Council delegation, from the governing party AKEL (new Left) of the elected President, disagree on almost everything, except from their common claim that Europe of the Ancient Legend, when she flew with God Zeus from Ancient Phynecia to the West, must have crossed the island of Cyprus !

Hard to prove the contrary, 3.000 years later...


2009 EU Elections were won by Parties against Technocracy and Turkey's controversial EU bid, while the 1999-2004 Majority Abstention trend decelerated. What should be done in 2009-2014 ?


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