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CoE new Chairman, Minister Samuelsen - Danish Presidency to EF+ on big moves on Human Rights in 2018

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Saluting with a Smile "Eurofora" and other participants to various CoE's Meetings Today, just after Taking over Officially the Presidency of the 47 Member States strong, PanEuropean Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, during the period of November 2017 - May 2018 included, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen, (at the Same Time Radian, as all the Danish Presidency's Diplomatic Team, here in Strasbourg, also because of the Coincidence with an UnExpected, landmark Win, 5 to 1, of the Danish National Team of Football, even while playing inside Ireland, Guaranteeing the Qualification for the "Mundial's" Finals, Later this Year, in Russia), has just Wowed to Fight for Fundamental Human Rights, while also Ambitionning to Re-Launch a Far-Reaching New Reform of the ECHR, at the Eve of a forthcoming CoE's New Summit on 2019, (See Infra).


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           - Samuelsen "Ensure(d) that we (Danish 2017-2018 Presidency) will do our Best to Assist the CoE in Serving its Founding Values, and to Preserve and Protect the Fundamental Values on which the CoE is Build".


    - Informed by "Eurofora" about EU Parliament President, Antonio Tajani's, Readiness to Cooperate also with the CoE, as he told us Yesterday, for a European/International Monitoring of the necessary Investigation in order to Find and Punish the Killers and Instigators of Investigative Web Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was recently Brutally Murdered by the Explosion of a Bomb in her Car at Malta, Triggering a Growing Series of EU/CoE's  Leaders' vibrant Condemnations, after also a Hot MEP's Debate, (See, f.ex. : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentpresidentoncoeandjournalistmurder.htm l +
http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/wejournalistmurder.html ), Samuelsen Heard Carefully, appeared to Start Considering that, Thoughtfull, and asked to give More Concrete Details on this affair also to the Diplomats of the Permanent Danish Delegation to the CoE in Strasbourg, as it was done.


     - "Freedom of Expression" (which includes Press Freedom), is cited as Number 1 among several "Fundamental Freedoms", of which, Danish feel to be "strong and committed defenders", according to the New CoE Presidency's Program for the Period of 11/2017-5/2018, that Samuelsen presented, Earlier Today, to CoE's Committee of Ministers.      

   

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    + On this occasion, the incoming Danish Presidency of the CoE, apparently Intends also to Re-Launch on 2018, as well as Add to the process of ECHR's Reform, which had Previously Started, initially from 2010 at a Miisterial Conference on ECHR at Interlaken (Switzerland : See "Eurofora"s NewsReports from the spot, among others, also, f.ex.: ..., + ..., etc), followed by Izmir (Turkey) on 2011, Brighton (UK) on 2012, up to Brussels (Belgium) on 2015.


    Indeed, already Interlaken had Adopted an overall Timetable Plan, according to which, CoE should Examine and Decide, Before 2019, (which coincides with a French Presidency of the CoE), whether the achieved ECHR's Reforms were Satisfactory and Sufficient, or if it might Need to Advance even Further, Towards New, Additional Targets to reach.


    Considering also the Fact that a New, PanEuropean COE's Summit of 47 Heads of States/Governments, is currently Expected for about 2019, (as the Incoming Danish ensured Today "Eurofora", saying that they consider such a Summit, now,very Probable), then, it's Natural to have Formed a Clear Understanding on the State of Play of the Overall Situation of the ECHR's actual functioning at least on 2018, (i.e. , just 1 Year Earlier)...

 

    => Thus, a Key Importance is attributed to a Top Legal CoE "Experts Conference", organized Next Week at Kokkedal (a City Near Copenhagen : distant only 20 minutes), on 22-24 November 2017, Symbolically entitled "2019 and Beyond : Taking Stock, and Moving Forward, from the Interlaken process" :


    >>> Indeed, as the Danish Presidency of the CoE told "Eurofora", "according to the Results" of that, Inter-Governemental Legal Experts' Conference, CoE is due to Decide whether, and how, an eventual "Political Declaration" on Reforming, may be even Further, the PanEuropean Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights, will, or not, be Taken during a Subsequent, "Ministerial" Meeting, scheduled in Denmark for April 2018, (i.e., Near the Eve of the 2019 CoE Summit : Comp. Supra).


    + In Fact, a main Intention of the incoming Danish CoE Presidency, (which had taken, Previously, the Precaution to Prepare its Draft Proposals on ECHR's reforms, already from the Beginning of 2016, and with several Visits and Contacts in Countries such as the UK, but also Germany etc), appears Twofold :


- Not Only "Take Stock" of the Progress achieved, concerning the Objectives which had been Fixed at     Interlaken (2010 : Comp. Supra);


+ but Also, to Consider eventual "Further Reforms" of the ECHR, related to "Chalenges" of "the Future", and/or the "Vision of an ECHR" Focused on "Serious and Widespread Violations, Systemic and Structural Problems, and on Important Issues concerning the Interpretation and Application" (by the ECHR) of the PanEuropean "Convention" on Human Rights. (In that case, due Attention should be taken to sufficiently Saveguard also the Individual Right for Application to ECHR against Violations of Human Rights, as many NGO's have already observed in the Past). As well as to "ensure Support" for it, while "Populations and Decision-Makers are Increasingly Questioning the Authority of the Convention System", (as the Danish Presidency notes in its Draft Program).

 

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    - Indeed, as the Outgoing, former CoE's rotating Chairman, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek, (Comp., among his Replies to "Eurofora"s Questions also : ...., etc), in his Concluding Speech in Strasbourg, Earlier Today, stressed, inter alia, also the Fact that Recent Islamist "Terrorist Attacks and (UnPrecedented, sudden) Mass Migration", (particularly of that kind that was notoriously Selected and Smuggled into Europe by Turkish a.o. Traffickers since 2015-2016), have "Seriously Affected and Divided the European People" nowadays, as he Warned.


    Indeed, in such an Exceptional Context, it's obviously Easy to Guess, that, at least some, among ECHR's case-law Recent Extensive applications, might, eventually, appear as more or less excessive, Controversial, or even, perhaps, unjustified, at least to some People and/or Politicians in Europe nowdays, to the point that it might even provoke Sceptisicm, Negative reactions and/or loss of Trust, which could enDanger Core Human Rights, (particularly if such Problems might be Exploited by some Oppressive Groups and/or States) : As, f.ex., matters of Life or Death, Freedom or Slavery, Torture and Inhuman/Degrading Treatment (a "Classic" Priority of Danish CoE Presidencies, both in 2017/2018, as also more than 20 Years Ago, in the Past), Freedom of Expression, Family Life, Fair Trial, Private Property, Right to participate in Democratic Elections, and even some Elementary, Basic Social Rights of Vital Importance for People in real Need, etc.


    Even if this might Not concern particularly the current Danish CoE's Presidency, nevertheless, f.ex., Many Perople find very Controversial the Fact that some inside the ECHR have notoriously "Interpreted" recently the PanEuropean Convention's Article 12, on the "Right to Marry", in a so Extensive way, that, Instead of Focusing on Natural Couples of "Men and Women", as that Convention's Text Reads, (i.e. on Natural Marriage, generally able to give Natural Births), on the Contrary, they have Totally Ignored the Explicit Text of the Convention, (i.e. Silently Abrogated it !), and Allowed to Extend its application also Betwen Gays or Lesbians, including Submission of Children to the Power of Homosexual Couples under Pretext of "Adoption", and even went on as far as to Endorse Prosecutions, Threats, and Oppression of Liberties (including Financial a.o. Sanctions, Dismissals, Jailings/Imprisonments, etc) against Civil Servants a.o. who mightt try to express their Opposed Social and/or Religious Beliefs, trampled underfeet, (See, f.ex., several Cases in France, the USA, etc).


    => Therefore,  "Dialogue", particularly between COE's Commitee of Ministers (eventualy, even Civil Society, etx) and ECHR, about some "Interpretations" that EuroJudges use to give to the Original Text of the PanEuropean Convention for Human Rights, through the Developments of their Case-Law, is at the Forefront of this 2017-2018 Danish Presidency's priorities.


    - But, at the same time, the "Independence" of ECHR must be Saveguarded, the Dabish Presidency's paper admits.       


+ Last, but not least, "Third Party Interventions" in Cases pending at the ECHR, also by various Other Countries which might be Affected, in one way or another, by a Solution which could be given at an affair, may also come at the forefront of eventual ECHR Reforms, going Beyond the Interlaken process, Danish CoE Presidency sources told "Eurofora".


In the Past, Scandinavian Countries, including Denmark, had taken such an  Active Role in front of the ECHR mainly in order to Denounce some Exceptionaly Serious Violations of Human Rights, in cases such as Turkey, or the 7 Years period of the Colonels in Greece, etc.


The Last such Danish move was related to Torture cases inside Turkey, and, by a coincidence, had been close to the Previous Danish Presidency of the CoE from Strasbourg, Back more than 20 Years ago.


Nowadays, however, Samuelsen has, Recently, strongly Denounced as "UnAcceptable" the setting-up of a Systematic Spying Mechanism over European Citizens inside Europe itself, (through Turkish Consulates, and/or some "Imams" in Mosques controlled by the Turkish Government, special Phone Numbers for Delation, etc, as the relevant Scandals revealed in 2017 at Nearby Germany), in order to Inform a Foreign Government as Turkey, about Political Critics and Dissidents Opposed to Ankara's Controversial and notoriously Oppressive Policies. And he had Warned that, such an eventual activity would be considered as a Criminal Offense.


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    + On the Contrary, just after being Welcomed, meanwhile, Together with CoE's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, by the Head of Strasbourg City's European/International affairs service, the young Rafik Elmrini-Nawel, Samuelsen praised "Strasbourg" for being "not only a European City, but also a City of Europeans, Open and Inclusive, with Hospitality, which makes it a Perfect Home for both the CoE and EU Parliament", where "I was a Regular Guest, in my time as (former) MEP", until just a Few Years ago, and "it made a Big Impression on me. It's Hard to Imagine a Better basis for the task to Protect Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law", he stressed.

 

 

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EU Parliament President Tajani to EF: Cooperate with CoE on Web Journalist Daphne Murder Enquiry ?!

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
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*Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/-
Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, EU Parliament's new President, the experienced former EU Commissioner and f. Minister, Antonio Tajani, from Italy, anounced his Readiness to eventually Cooperate with CoE's PanEuropean Organisation on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, in the Investigation of the recent Brutal Murder of Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, who was Killed by the Explosion of a Bomb in her car, apparently for the Strong Criticism that she used to exert on some Top Political Figures in her Country, as well as several Anti-Corruption Enquiries, that she Published in her Web "Notebook" at the Internet frequently, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/wejournalistmurder.html).


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"Eurofora" had asked EU Parliament's President, during this November 2017 Plenary Session in Strasbourg, whether he would consider Cooperating with the CoE (which is also located, and even Headquartered in Strasbourg), in order to ensure an Efficient Enquiry on Daphne's Murder, about which, both her Family and various Other Observers, had already raised several Question Marks.


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 - Tajani considered Possible an eventual Cooperation between EU Parliament and the CoE for that purpose : - "May be", was his First Positive Reaction to "Eurofora"s relevant Question.


- "We shall see", EU Parliament's President added carefully, but promising to seriously consider that point.


- At any case, "We (EU Parliament) are Ready to Cooperate with Everybody" in order to elucidate that brutal murder, President Tajani clearlly offered.


- And he told us that he "knew" that EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, had drafted a landmark Report in the Past for the Cooperation between the EU and CoE, (See Infra).


- He was speaking to "Eurofora" about that "International Investigation" that he found "Necessary", as he stressed earlier.


- Because "We (EU) want (at least) to Know the Name of the Killer", he previously pointed out.


+ "This is not against any Government in Malta etc", Tajani explained beforehand, Speaking to Journalists in Strasbourg, including "Eurofora".


=> - "It's simpy because We (EU Parliament) want to Protect Press Freedom, and the work of All Journalists", the President of the 28 Member States-strong Parliament underlined, as a matter of Principle.

 
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>>> Significantly, he Replied to the above-mentioned "Eurofora"s Question on the sidelines of a Press Conference for the Official Inauguration of  EU Parliament's reNovated Press Briefing Room in Strasbourg, Named, Today, after the brutally Murdered Maltese Journalist Brutally Murdered for her Critical Web News Publications at the Internet : "Salle Daphne Caruana-Galizia", (See relevant "Eurofora" Photo).


The Move (made also with the support of "Reporters without Borders" NGO for Press Freedom) follows a Tradition initiated, in the Past, with Brussels' Building for MEPs and EU Parliament's Secretariat, whose Press Briefing Room has been Named "Anna Politkovskaya", (with the support of the "International Federation of Journalists", after the Murdered Russian Journalist who was reportedly covering mainly the Chechen Issue before being Killed. Many Suspects have been reportedly Arrested, since then, and 6 finaly Condemned in Prison, but the initial Instigator allegedly seems to have not been found yet.


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- The relevant Fact that EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, had written, in the Past, an landmark Report on the "Cooperation between the EU and the CoE", after an Official Demand made by CoE's 47 Heads of State/Government, at a PanEuropean Summit in Warsaw, Poland, on 2005, (Comp. "Eurofora" co-Founder's NewsReports from Warsaw, then, published at "TCWeekly"), and presented  a few Years Later in a Press Conference at the CoE in Strasbourg (See "Eurofora"s Newsreport, with Juncker's Replies to our Questions, at : ...), was apparently known to Tajani as he told us, (Comp. Supra).


+ Previously, Concluding an Exceptional Debate among Political Parties' Leaders at EU Parliament on Daphne's brutal Murder, during the 2nd Plenary Session of October 2017, EU Commission's 1st Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, had already evoked a "Cooperation with the Maltese Authorities, and OTHER BODIES that Could be Implicated in the Investigation".


- As for "this (EU) Commission, (it) will leave no stone unturned in that area to make sure that this Atrocious, Barbarous Assassination does Not lead to the conclusion which is clearly wanted by those who perpetrated it : namely that we doN’t Dare ask Questions or we don’t dare Investigate. This will Not happen. This is a Promise I make on behalf of the (EU) Commission", he had concluded.


=> - " The effect of such a public display of Barbarism – which this assassination was – the intended effect, of course, is to Intimidate, to make sure that no investigation is carried out any more, that nothing is pursued, that others will be Self-Censoring their own investigation. I think this is the biggest Challenge we face: that we are Not intimidated by what was done; that we as Europeans collectively accept the responsibility in the EU to make sure that we are not intimidated; that institutions can function independently; that perpetrators are brought to justice; that if this is linked to organised crime or to corruption, that this is pursued", Timmermans had said.


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Meanwhile, COE's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, from Norway, and CoE Assembly's President, Stella Kyriakides, from Cyprus, were among those who Published a clear Condamnation of Daphne's brutal Murder, urging for an Investigation to Find and Punish those responsible for that Crime, according to ECHR's case-law.


In addition to the ECHR, CoE has also a PanEuropean Commissioner for Human Rights ;  a special Mechanism for Dealing with various serious Attacks against Journalists, in Cooperation with several Press Freedom NGOs ;  an Assembly composed by MEPs present also in the National Parliament of each Member Country, and exposed to eventual Sanctions in case of various wrongdoings ; a Committee of Ministers responsible for Monitoring the Implementation of ECHR's Judgements by Member States ; Many specific Resolutions, Recommendations, Conventions, Decisions, comprehensive Studies, Legal Experts, and various other Texts specifically on Press Freedom and Protection of Journalists, on which the Organisation has a Long Experience, (etc).  

 

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pro-Gay Marriage Billionaire Bezos Media slander Judge Moore who Sacrificed Job for Natural Marriage

Written by ACM
Sunday, 12 November 2017
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-
Abusing of Similar Tactics as those who had attacked Pope (em.) Benedict's Christian Catholic Church in a recent Past, shortly after he had engaged a Strong Battle on key BioEthical Issues, of Crucial Importance for the Future of Humankind, back since 2009-2012+ (See Infra), Today, at the end of 2017, anew, USA's "Deep State" attacks a Popular, Twice-Elected Alabama Judge, who has repeatedly Sacrificed his own Career in order to Defend some Relevant BioEthical Values,  but just received a (very Suspect) Blow of "Dirt", only a few Weeks before the Last Vote for Senator :


A sharp InFight between Declining Wash. DC Establishment and Oligarchs' push for controversial Gay Marriage, including submitting Children to Homosexual's power on Pretext of "Adoption",  (until recently imposed f.ex. by former US President Barack Hussein Obama, etc), from one side, and Grassroots American Popular "Values" Movement, often represented nowadays by "Social Conservatives", (including most GOP 2016 Candidates and Many of New US President Don Trump supporters), from the other side, has just been Openly Revealed in the Highly Mediatic, Exceptional Vote for Alabama's New Senator, scheduled for the Beginning of December 2017, which is due to Influence the Crucial, forthcoming 2018 Mid-Term Elections for a New  US. Congress and Senate, of Decisive Importance for the Outcome of an Exceptionally "Hot" Struggle for Power, in North America and elsewhere :


- The Biggest ever Donor to Homosexual "Marriage" in the US (+ 2,5 Millions $), multi-Billionaire Jeff Bezos' individually Owned Newspaper, "Washington Post", (previously Independent in a remote Past, but No More now, since it was Bought by Bezos alone), always linked to the Dems' Party (Socialist Left), published an "under the belt" Personal Attack against Alabama's former Chief Judge, Ray Moore, - a Popular "Grassroots" Politician, Twice-Elected by the People, who had notoriously been also Twice Oppressed and Dismissed from Office by Bureacrats in the Past, for having Clearly taken a stance in favour of Natural Marriage, between a Man and a Woman, (only able to generate Natural Births of each couple's own Children), and his Christian Beliefs :


- While the Popular Judge Moore, (after Winning 2 Votes in GOP's Primaries including against Establishment's RINOs), was regularly Surfing at the Top of Pre-Electoral Polls with a Double-Digit Advance, predicting a Clear Win at Alabama's traditionally Conservative State against an obscure "Dem." (Socialist Left) Candidate, Suddenly, Bezos' "WAPO" Accused the GOP's Candidate, just 4 (Four) Weeks before that crucial Vote, to have allegedly Misbehaved vis a vis 4 (Four) Teenage/Twenty y.o. Girls/Women ... 40 (Fourty) Years ago in a remote Past !!!!...


None of these alleged cases did Not concern Any Sexual Act at all. (One, f.ex., contained Claims that he might have simply Offered a Drink with Alcohol to a Young Lady allegedly Aged 18,5 Years. However, he strongly Denied even that, Observing that, not only he believed that, in fact, she was Aged, then, "19 or More", but, in Addition, such a move would have been Impossible, since the concerned County was, then, "Dry Land", i.e. did Not Serve Alcool). Only in 1 case, a Woman now Aged 53, reportedly Claimed that, when she had been UnderAge (14-15 y.o.), he would have touched her underpants, But Afterwards, when she reacted, he immediately stoped and drove her Back Home to her Mother, (who had consistently Supported her Daughters' meeting with Moore, then, aged 31).


Judge Moore strongly Denied that Claim, as "Completely False", stressed that he "Never Talked" to that person, and Does "Not (even) Know" who she is, Wondered why Nobody Ever Before didn't launch any such claims during more than "5 Electoral Campaigns", that he had already succesfully run at Alabama State level, and Accused the "WAPO" Newspaper of pro-Gay Marriage Billionaire Bezos to be "Politically Motivated", by such a "Hit" job, Slandering with "Fake News" in order to "destroy" him suddenly when he reached a Federal Vote Level, linked to notoriously Big, USA-Wide Issues and more (Comp. Supra), so that this would Favor his (Otherwise Failing) Competitor from the (Socialist) "Dem." Party, (notoriously Backed by "WAPO").


Other US Media concurred that the Woman who Accused him has Divorced 3 Times, admits that she is "Not an Angel", has been heavily "in Debt" already in a Past with "Financial Issues" (reportedly "filed for Bankrupty" several times), worked as "Finance Manager at a Motorcycle Dealership", and as "representative of a payday Loan business". While there are even some, unsubstantiated yet, allegations that she would have Accused also 3 Christian Priests with Sex Misconduct Claims in the Past, her Mother has reportedly confirmed that it was a "WaPo" Employee who had Called and Invited her Daughter to go Public against Moore, but also Contradicted one of the alleged Facts that she had described, (f.ex. that he had Called her at a inher Room, while she did Not, then, possess that, etc).


+ At the Same Time, at least one among the other (quite Lenient) Claims made against Judge Moor according to WAPO, was found to be based on the Shaky and UnTrustworthy sayings of a ..."Socialist" Dem. Party follower, who is also former US Vice-President Biden's fan, and had even been Hired by ...Hillary Clinton's Electoral Campaign on 2016, (as relevant Photos clearly confirm) !


Perhaps in order to Prevent Similar or various Other critical Revelations, both the "Facebook" and "Twitter" Internet Accounts of the main Accuser of Judge Moore have been reportedly pulled Down, almost Immediately After that nasty "WAPO"'s Publication slandering that Conservative "GOP" Party's Candidate of Key Importance (Comp. Supra).


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Former White House Senior Adviser, and new US President Don Trump's f. Electoral Campaign Manager, Steve Bannon, (CEO of "Breitbart News"), critically Reminded the Fact that pro-Dem. Party (Socialists) Billionaire Bezos' "WAPO" Newspaper had Already abused, in the Past, of Similar (and even More Harsh) alleged "Sex MisConduct" Claims around several Women, previously, Against new Trump himself, when he had become the official Candidate of the Conservative "GOP" Party on Autumn 2016...

Such "Under the Belt", "Hit and run" Personal Attacks by WAPO had, then, served as a Pretext for several pro-Establishment Top Members of the GOP Party, (widely known as "RINOs", i.e. "Republicans In Name Only") in order to Abandon or Distance themselves from Trump. But he went Ahead in that Electoral Fight, (Based on serious Socio-Political Issues), and finaly Won.


Bannon Denounced, on this occasion, WAPO's notorious Links with the (Socialist) Dem. Party of Hillary Clinton and Obama, in Addition to its recent Ownership by Left-leaning Billionaire Jeff Bezos (Comp. Supra), which had made that Newspaper Lose its previously Independent status, so that it was "No more Free and Fair", as he Criticized.


Comparatively, World-Famous "Reuters" Global News Agency is proudly arbouring, in its "Principles" for People's "Trust", that it Refuses to become the Private Property of an "Individual", (i.e. as WAPO, recently Sold to Leftist Billionaire Bezos, a Web Retailer, selling almost Everything you can find in an ordinary SuperMarket, from Foofstuff to Nails)...


Revealing even more Bluntly its Political Motivations, WAPO chose to Publish all that Dirt against the Republican Party's Candidate for the Highly Symbolic Alabama's Election of a New Senator, at the Anniversary of Trump's Election as New US President, on November 9 !   

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Judge Moore probable Election's Highest Symboic SIgniification notoriously being that of a "Grassroots" Popular Movement's Victory over the Establishment's RINOs, (Comp, f.ex., also: ...), observers noted the Fact that, almost "Immediately" after WAPO published those Slanderig Claims, it's, indeed, the Most Notorious (and routinely Abhored by Citizens' "Grassroots" Movements) Establishment's RINOS, who, suddenly Withdrew any Endorsement of Moore, found a Pretext to Pubish purely Negative Reactions Against him, and/or even Hastily Took Damaging Measures :


F.ex., the out-going GOP's Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, who had Already Spend an Exceptional for Alabama sum of Money (4,5 Millions $ !) in a Vain Attempt to Stop Moore and Push a Competitor (Suspected for Corruption) during the Local GOP's Primaries, that People clearly Rejected, (See: ...). So that the National Campaign wing for Senate Republicans reportedly Cut Fund-Raising links to Moore, almost immediately...


Such Controversial, but Revelatory Moves by McConnell were shortly Followed, in even Worse terms, also by Senator John McCain (who asked Moore to "Resign"), as well as by Millionaire Mitt Romney, and so on:

McCain and Romney have had Both led and thrown the GOP into 2 consecutive Electoral Big Catastrophes, back on 2008 and 2012, respectively, in favour of Dem's (Socialists') Candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, who took some very Controversial and Harsh Measures against BioEthics, such as to relaunch Federal Funding for Genetic Manipulations of Human Embryos, (Previously OutLawed, also by former US President GWBush Twice), and to Impose "Same Sex Marriage", including Submission of Children to the power of Homosexuals, on Pretext of "Adoption", (something that he Tried even to Spread all over the World, Pressuring also various Other Countries, from Europe to Africa, etc. !).


>>> I.e. 2 obviously Converging Measures which lead towards the slipery slope of Genetic Manipulations on Artificial Procreations of Human Beings, (since Homosexuals' couples are Unable to produce Natural Births), Dangerous for all Humankind.


On the Contrary, Judge Roy Moore not only clearly Stands Against such Controversial Measures, but has, notoriously, even Sacrificed his own Career, by Prefering to Lose his Top Job of Alabama's Chief Justice (where he had Succeeded to be Twice Elected by the People) just in order to Struggle Against Barack Hussein Obama's relentless pressure to Impose by Force his "Gay Marriage" Plans, (even by ...Arresting and throwing in Prison a Woman, civil servant who had desperately tried to Resist to such Controversial and Dangerous Plans).


McCain and Romney had even, practicaly, "Stolen" the GOP's Nomination, back on 2008 and 2012, from their main competitors, the popular Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, respectively, who were also strongly Opposed to that Obama's "Gay Marriage" and Human Embryo Genetic Manipulations' agenda Against classic BioEthics, since they came from a Similar Conservative Values' Popular Movement, as Judge Roy Moore... 

  
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In Fact, such a Blunt Relentlessness by Establishment's Medias to grossly Slander and attempt to Undermine a strong Defender of Key BioEthical Values related to the above-mentioned Issues, of obvious Exceptional Importance for all Humankind, had emerged also a little-bit Earlier, but, practically, almost during that Same Period of Time (2009-2013, etc), when    then Pope Benedict (nowadays Emeritus) had just Published a landmark Text, (his Encyclic : "Caritas in Veritate") including a Sharp and Crystal-Clear Warning against any such Risks of Bio-Technologies' Abuse to the Detriment of Humanity : 


- Pope Benedict had met and apparently clashed, then (from June 2009), with Barack Hussein Obama's opposite agenda (Comp. Supra), and, immediately Afterwards, an UnPrecedented Brutal Incident ...Broke his Right Hand, (when Lights suddenly went Out in a Summer Hostel, making him Fall Down during the Night), and had to be Urgently Operated in a Hospital ! And just a few Months Later, at anOther UnPrecedented and Non-Elucidated Brutal Incident, an allegedly "unstable" Individual suddenly Rushed and Jumbed, with all her Weight, on the Pope, during a Christian Mass, Violently Throwing him at the Floor, (with the Obvious Risk for his Wounded Right Hand to be anew Hit and Definitively Broken !). As it happened, indeed, with anOther Old Religious man, a French ArchBishop, who was then standing at Pope Benedict's side, and was so Seriously Wounded, in his Leg, that he had to be Urgently Operated, and remained for Months in a Hospital...


By a miracle, Benedict managed to Escape then, unhurt from that 2nd in a row, Violent Incident, towards the End of 2009. But he Faced, shortly Afterwards, Starting from 2010 and on, (as well as, practically, All the Christian Catholic Church, almost Worldwide), an also UnPrecedented, apparently Orchestrated, series of Massive Attacks by Mainstream Medias, suddenly Diverting attention on Other Ethical Issues, which Systematically Published, for the 1rst Time in History so Harshly and Continuously, a Long List of Alleged, more or less Severe "Childrens' Abuses", which would have been committed, according to various Claims, by some Priests, in certain Coutries accross the World, Before ... More than 20 or even 40 Years in the Past !!!!????....


Pope Benedict notoriously undertook then, some Important, punctual and structural Measures and Reforms, in order to Fight against such Risks of eventual sly Crimes, by Finding the Truth, Punishing the Culprits, Healing the Victims, and Preventing such serious Incidents and Abuse of Trust in the Future, But, while doing so, he Soon Faced even a 3rd Series of New Sly Attacks, consisting now maily from some Strange (also UnPrecedented) Rumours, or alleged "Revelations", supposed or real (Partly or Entirely) "Denonciations, etc., about various possible ..."Complots", said to be Secretly prepared in the Dark, by one or another Sly Group or Network, particularly from 2012, in order to definitively, Undermine, Push Aside, or even Brutally Get Rid of Him, in one way or another, (some evoking even a possibility of Murder, etc), through what was described as a Brutal "Power-game".... Until he, notoriously, arrived in an unprecedented situation, with his Health reportedly Deteriorating a bit, to Decide to take the Suprizing, Historic Decision to become the 1st Pope of our Times who Resigned, (arguying also of his age), later on February 2013.


(Concerning an eventually relevant incident that might have faced also his successor, the current Pope Francis, apparently around a similar Issue, more Recently, Comp. f.ex., among others, also : ...).


However, all this did Not Hinder the emeritus Pope Benedict, even Later-on, just after his 90th Birthday, celebrated on April this year (2017), to suddenly Launch a Vibrant Appeal calling for ... "Resistance" (sic !), in front of a recent "ZeitGeist", (Dominant Spirit of the Times), as he characteristically said at a Message read, on his behalf, in a ceremony for the Memory of a German ArchBishop (personally met by "Eurofora"'s co-Founder back on 2005, and possibly related also with a Critical stance on at least one among the above-mentioned Topical Bio-Ethical Issues) at nearby Köeln !


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>>> At any case, Dems' ("Socialists"') "WAPO" Newspaper's (Privately Owned by pro-LBGTI Billionaire Bezos : Comp. Supra) latest Personal Attack against another Key Representative of the "Grassroots" Popular Movement of Citizens in the US, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, (Comp. Supra), as always, recently, Aiming at an "Under the Belt" "Hit" , and/or intruding inside his/her Private, Family affairs, etc, (as that Same "WAPO" had Already Attempted in Vain to do Previously, during GOP's Primaries, finally Won by Moore brillantly), may Prove just one thing :


 - That more and more Establishment's, Mainstream Medias, (as "Washington Post", alias "WAPO", etc), have are Faling Down to the Lowest Level of Dirty Personal Attacks "under the belt", and, most probably, even with some blatantly "Fake News"...


But, on the Contrary, MSM are, practically and curiously Absent and almost Non-Existent, Nowadays, from any Serious Political Debate about Important, Key Issues, from which depend many People's Lives, Society at large, and/or even the Future of Humanity, (including, f.ex., certain Topical BioEthical Issues : Comp. Supra).

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EUROCORPS New Commander, General Weigt to EF: Next Years important for Decisions on EU Defence

Written by ACM
Saturday, 11 November 2017

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*Strasbourg/WW1 Armistice Ceremony/Angelo Marcopolo/- EUROCORPS' new Commander for the Period of 2017-2019, General Jürgen Weigt, speaking to "Eurofora", expressed a careful but clear Optimism as far as possible Developments of soon Forthcoming moves for EU's CFSPolicy are concerned in Defence, and eventual repercussions on the original Army Staff's Multinational European body, initialy created by a Franco-German initiative 24 Years ago, (See Infra).                                                                                                                             
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"Eurofora", saluting Weigt, pointed at the Fact that, Next Week in Brussels, several EU Member States are due to Sign the 1st ever Agreement for the Creation of a Permanent Structural Cooperation (according to the EU's "Lisbon Treaty") in Defence, and asked him whether such an important Strategic Move would also Boost "EUROCORPS" role in the foreseable Future.

EU Parliament has already Debated and Voted in Strasbourg's Plenaries several Resolutions on EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy, in which, MEPs have explicitly and clearly called, several times, for EUROCORPS to play a Key role.

EUROCORPS, a Multi-National Force focusing on Leading the Staff of Thousands of Soldiers from several Countries, , is Headquartered in Strasbourg since 1993, and has as "Framework" Nations France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg, but also Poland as a New, evolving Member, while Many Other EU Countries have posted "Liaison Officers" here, and more are expected to join, sooner or later, in one way or another. It has also been used for Cooperation with NATO, and Headed Operations in Kosovo and Afghanistan (International Missions), Mali and Central Africa (EU Missions), etc. More Recently, it has started to Lead also EU's Battle Group, as on 2016.

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 - "Yes !", I know, General Weigt immediately reacted, declaring to be Aware of those, previous and, particularly forthcoming concrete EU +steps.  

- In consequence, "I Think so", EUROCORPS' New Commander Positively replied spontaneously, to "Eurofora"s above-mentioned Topical Question, about probable further Developments on the role of that particular European Force.

- However, "I am Not Sure" yet, he Carefully added, later-on.

 - Because "We have to Wait for the Political Decisions" that still have to be officially taken on that matter, he advised.

 - "But, certainly, the Corps would be ready to move in that direction, he estimated, logically, for, now.

- And, as far as this matter too is concerned, my Mandate (at EuroCorps' Head) "is for 2 Years": Autumn 2017- Autumn 2019, Commander Weigt observed.

- Therefore, he simply Smiled in Agreement with "Eurofora"s Observation that such a move on European Defence should, logically, at least Start during his term in office, which is, now, practically, at its Beginnings, since he has just taken over his new responsibilities, Earlier this Autumn, since September 2017, (See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eurocorpsanddrones.html).
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It's also of a Fact of Timely, and Highly Symbolical Significance, that General Weigt, who comes from Germany, spoke thus to "Eurofora", on the sidelines of a Ceremony for the Anniversary of the 1st World War Armistice, at Strasbourg's Monumental "Republic" square, Together with several among his French collegues, including, f.ex., the Military Governor of Strasbourg, General Casanove, the Alsace Region's Gendarmes' force Commander, General Ottavi, the Commander of the Military Intelligence brigade, General Maury, etc., in the presence of he New Prefect of Strasgourg's "Great East" Region, Jean-Luc Marx, with other representatives of the Civilian Adminsitrations and Elected Politicians.


Particularly because, it's just Yesterday, at Nearby Colmar/Watwiller, that the new Presidents of France and Germany, Macron and Steinmeier, have jointly Inaugurated a Pioneer "Historica" Museum on the Deadly Horrors of the 1st World War, as they were Tragically and spectacularly pictured at the Juge Pic of the Mountain known as "Hartsmanwillerskopf", where more than 30.000 French and German Soldiers lost their Lives, in a vain and bloody Conflict for a Strategic Line which did Not, however, pactically moved at all during the duration of all the War !


 - Nowadays, European People need both a common Memory, and to be better Protected, particularly by a European Defence, stressed, in substance, on this occasion, the French President Emmanuel Macron, echoed by his German counterpart, with whom he had also, earlier in Paris, a long Meeting, focusing particularly on "Important" Developments expected, as far as Europe's Future is concerned, from 2018.


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+ Meanwhile, as also a Multi-Modal Force, EUROCORPS has been recently trained to Monitor Both Land, Air, and Sea Military Operations, in an organized whole.


This Last Point was also evoked, Today, by the presence, on the spot, of a Young French (but fluently English-Speaking) Officer from the Naval Forces, who said to "Eurofora" that he has been affected to Strasbourg, (where, however, there are Rivers and Lakes, but Not any Sea), including in the framework of Wider, intermodal Intelligence operations, based here.


But, even more concretely, among other relevant Facts, it's also the Expected Signature of EU's Permanent Structural Cooperation in Defence matters, for the 1st Time, even by the small but Strategic Island of Cyprus, next week in Brussels, which contributes to underline the Manifold Importance of the overall EU moves for Autonomous Defence capabilities :


Indeed, f.ex., that concrete move is, apparently, linked also with EU's possible Direct Energy Supplies of Oil/Gas which may soon start to arrive from evolving Findings at EU Member Cyprus' Seabed, as well as at the Neighbouring and Friendly Countries of Israel and Egypt, etc., (Comp. f.ex. : ...). And all this has, Timely and Significantly, been associated, thes

e very days, also with various relevant Moves and Visits by Egyptian Naval Forces, the Israeli Defence Minister Liberman, etc., inter alia also in Greece, while an exceptionally important EU Mediterranean Member Countries' Summit its scheduled, during the next weeks/Months in Cyrpprpriot counterpart, President Anastasiades, earlier this week in Paris.


Meanwhile, in addition to France and other EU Countries' (f.ex. Italy, Denmark, etc) role at an efficient UN Peace-Keeping force between Lebanon and Israel, since 2006, it's also Germany, which has had ensured the management of a relevant Naval Force, based in Cyprus' island.


The overall aim being to help guarantee a Peaceful and Stable Development of Energy and other Economic Activities of Europan Interest at that Southern Middle-East key area, with Direct Links to the EU.

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CoE SG Jagland Wonders What Turkey may Seek by Threats to Reduce its Financial Contribution

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 08 November 2017
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong CoE's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, former Norway's Prime Minister, speaking to Journalists in Strasbourg, including "Eurofora", during a Press-point, said that he did not yet know what was the Real Cause, and what Aim was, in fact, seeking Turkey, when it suddenly asked to Reduce its Financial Contribution to the Organisation of Strasbourg.

 

Curiously, indeed, Ankara's Government, after having asked itself, a few years ago, to be considered among the so-called "Great Payers" of the CoE, (so that there would be More Turkish MEPs in the Organisation's Assembly than in the Past, as it was, indeed, accepted by the CoE, meanwhile), all out of a Sudden, it Changed its mind, and wants Now to Pay Less Money...


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 - "I have received a Letter from (Turkish) Foreign Minister Cavusoglou, that Turkey would DisContinue being a Grand-Payer to the CoE", Jagland confimed officially.


- "We (CoE) have 6 Grand-Payers, together with the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Russian Federation", he reminded.


 - "Now Turkey has conveyed to me that they want to get Back to the Normal Payer" status, (i.e. Pay Less to the CoE), and "we are going to have a Dialogue on this", on "How" and "When" to act. "Until it's done, I cant' say anything more" now.


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 - "All I can say is that the CoE, and particularly the ECHR, Needs all the Financial Support that it can get", especially "Because of the Many Applications coming also from Turkey and others" . "The Court has a need for such Funding", Jagland added, (indirectly, but surely, Pointing at Ankara's Authorities' Resposibilities, given the Fact that, for Years, the Biggest Number of Cases of Human Rights' Violations notoriously use to be Turkish)...


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    - "Do you think that it's a Sign that Turkey doesN't want to Respect its Commitments to the CoE" anymore ?, Jagland was asked.


    - "I have No Signs that the (above-mentioned) Letter is (such) a coup" attempt.... "It's up to the Turkish Government to Explain the contents of this Letter. It's not for me", he Carefully Replied, (apparently, however, Not Excluding Anything)...


     - Nevertheless, "I have received it, and, of course, I shall Try to Understand more of What it Means", CoE's Secretary General promised to Search to Find out.


     - "But", (at least for the Time being), "there is No Sign (yet) that Turkey has the Intention to Withdraw or Reduce its Commitments to the CoE", Jagland Negatively replied, as things stand until now.


    - "And, of course, this Decision will Not Influence at all the Judicial processes, that have already started, and may come in the Future. It will Not at all Influence Any of the Judicial Mechanisms that we (CoE) have on the Country", i.e., Turkey, CoE's Secretary General went on to add. (I.e. Warning Ankara that such Controversial Moves canNot be Exploited in order to eventually Diminish CoE's Monitoring of the situation of Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law nowadays in Turkey)...                                                                                                  
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    Immediately after having, Previously, Asked to become one among the 7 CoE's "Great Payers" (Comp. Supra), Turkey had also asked and got a Considerable Augmentation of the Number of Turkish MEPs inside CoE's PanEuropean Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), in Strasbourg.


    To the point that, for the 1st Time in its recent, Post Cold-War History, CoE's PanEuropean Assembly had, in fact, ended up by having a Lot of Turkish MEPs, while, by a Stange Coincidence, it had No More ...Any Russian MEP at all, since a PACE's Controversial but Influential Minority had, meanwhile, also taken a much-Disputed Decision to impose so Harsh "Sanctions" to Moscow, (f.ex. "Freezing" not only Voting, but Even Participation Rights in Top Bodies), that its MEPs were practically pushed to Refuse to Return Back to Strasbourg in such Conditions, unless their Rights were Better Respected.


    The Political Pretext for that Row, between PACE and Russia, was, obviously, the Ukranian Conflict, which has Divided the European Continent since 2014, (See, f.ex. : ... + ..., etc).


    It Resulted, recently, on 2017, by Moscow Goverment's anouncement that it was, at First, Suspending a big Part of its Annual Financial Contribution to the CoE, (2/3), until the elementary Rights of Russian MEPs would be Saveguarded. Moreover, Nowadays, Russia had just officialy anounced that it intends to definitively Cut all its Annual Financial Contribution to the CoE for 2018, for that Same Reason, (See, f.ex. : ...).


    So that Turkey's subsequent (and Different) announcement that it also Intends to Reduce its own  Annual Financial Contribution to the CoE, obviously came at a very Bad Moment for the PanEuropean Organisation.... Particularly when Ankara, Suddenly just Anounced that on ...November, which is, precisely, the Month, during which CoE uses to prepare and decide on its Budget for the Next Year (i.e., now, for 2018) !


     But, Contrary to Russia (Comp. Supra), Turkey's real Political Aim, which might Motivate or serve as a Pretext for such an UnPrecedented Move in Real Practice, is Not Yet officially known...


    What is known, however, is that the Turkish Governments use, too often, to practice various kinds of such "Blackmails" vis a vis not only Other Countries, but also various European or PanEuropean Organisations, (as the EU, CoE, etc), even NATO (f.ex. with an, UnPrecedented then, Institutional Blockade of NATO's 90th Anniversary Summit of 2009 in Strasbourg, see: ...), in order to Attempt to Obtain one or another Political Concession.


    And Ankara's Threat against CoE's Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, comes just After the EU Governments and MEPs reportedly decided to Cut 100 Million €, and "Freeze" 60 from Turkey's controversial and unpopular, so-called "Pre-Accession" Financial Aid for 2018, (i.e. practically Doubling the Amounts earlier Voted at EU Parliament in Strasbourg since October 2017), Because those Funds concerned mainly Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law issues, that the Turkish Authorities are, notoriously, trumpling underfeet, particularly nowadays...

 


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    The recent paradox of freezing EU Talks with front-runner Croatia, while continuing controversial EU - Turkey talks, despite Zagreb's acceptance of Refugees' Human Rights to return, that Ankara refuses fex. in Cyprus, while both have "Good Neighborhood" problems vis a vis Slovenia, or Greece, Cyprus and Armenia respectively, can it be justified by the non-fullfilment of EU criteria, as Slovenia says, or, is it "Double Standards" ?    

The question became unavoidable after statements by Presidents of Slovenia and Croatia, Tuerk and Mesic, respectively, to "EuroFora", exclusively or among Strasbourg's journalists this week at the CoE, on the sidelines of its 2009 Summer University for Political Schools, which topically brought them together as successive key-note speakers.


    Comming only a few Months before EU checks Turkey's compliance to its commitments on Cyprus, etc., scheduled for December 2009, this obviously has a special importance for the coherence of EU Enlargement's principles.

     Suspension of EU Negotiations is a normal consequence in case of a Candidate Country's failure to fullfil EU Conditions, such as "Good Neighborhood relations", stressed at first Slovenian President Danilo Tuerk, current CoE's chair.

    But, regarding EU's Criteria,  there shouldn't be any "Double Standards",  reacted Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, commenting the fact that Turkey's controversial EU negotiations continue, while they were recently "freezed" in the case of Croatia, an "unquestionably European Country", which oficially accepts to respect Refugees Human Rights, contrary to Ankara's notorious refusals or reluctance.                                       

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - "EU itself has set as a Criterium (for EU Enlargement) the "Good Neighborhood relations",  and their absence justifies the "Suspension" EU Negotiations, (f.ex. with Croatia), because of a Border dispute affecting the territorial integrity of an EU Member Country, stressed Slovenian President, Danilo Tuerk, CoE's Chairman in office (May - November 2009), speaking to Journalists in Strasbourg including "EuroFora".    

Questioned earlier what "consequences on EU's Enlargement policy" can have the "Ban on EU Membership Negotiations", imposed to Croatia, Tuerk replied that "this question comes down to the fulfillement of (EU) Criteria for membership. One has to look at each Candidate Country ., from the point of view whether it fullfils the Criteria that EU has set. One of them are Good Neighborhood Relations, I'd like to remind. And also, there are other factors, such as Justice, Home affairs, Rule of Law, and others".


    - "Now, ..Candidate Countries are at Different Levels of fulfillement of Criteria", he observed.

    - " Croatia is obviously the closest to that. I'm rather optimistic : I think that in the coming Months we'll have an opportunity to look at all these issues constructively and hopefully we'll be able to make progress". "My main concern, at this point, is the situation in Bosnia : We haven't seen enough progres domesticaly. We haven't seen enough during ..political parties within their country.We need a New Energy, a new energetic move towards the Candidature for EU membership. "Other (Western Balkan) Countries (Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM, Albania) have been making soaring Progress, and I think that they should be ready, in a few Years, for the Candidate status".

    - "As far as the Western Balkans are concerned, .. nobody should be left outside" the EU, Slovenian's President concluded, ommitting to mention Turkey's controversial EU bid.

    - "This process may be seen as Slow, but..  Slovenia has also has also been exposed to various "Booms of Slowness" in our accession period. But now we can say that the process was relatively quick, because changes which occur after becoming EU member, are quite large, and they require proper Preparations before the (EU) membership becomes a new factor, an impacting line for a new (EU) member country".
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Slovenian statements made some participants from certain 3rd Countries as FYROM, etc. claim that "the Principle of EU Solidarity" would "produce a.. rising European Union Nationalism (sic !), against Non-EU Countries", as they said, asking unhappy foreign countries to form a "bloc" to exert pressure on the EU...    

But Croatian President Stjepan Mesic dismissed that, supporting "EU Integration", "after the Economy also in Political" issues, as "the achievement" of our times. In EU there is "diversity, but it's United", he stressed, "EU has to be United so that it can become a central factor of Peace" also at the surrounding areas, he replied.

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Speaking later exclusively to "EuroFora", the experienced twice President of Croatia, former President of the International "Non-Aligned" movement, denounced "Double Standards" in the way EU treats recently Croatia compared to Turkey :   

 - "I think that there shouldn't be Double Standards", stressed the Croatian President, in reply to a Question comparing the freeze of EU - Croatia talks, with the continuation of EU - Turkey talks, despite the fact that Croatia is an "unquestionably European country", while Turkey's EU bid is notoriously controversial.


    Mesic was reacting to the observation that, even if he confirmed his "respect of Refugees' Human Rights to return, etc. (See infra), nevertheless, EU talks are suspended with Croatia.. While for oher, controversial candidates, who refuse to respect Refugees' Rights to return, etc., as fex. Turkey does in occupied Cyprus and elsewhere, EU negotiations continue".

    - "I believe that Croatia's accession will confirm that all European Countries who fulfill all of the Conditions and achieve European Standards, have to join the EU. There shouldn't be any Double Standards", went on to add in reply President Mesic.

    In this relation, Croatia's President found "of paramount importance", CoE's "mechanisms enforcing ECHR's judgements"
    
    - "On Refugees and Displaced persons, the process will be completed only after the last person demanding to return will be allowed to do so !", President Mesic Croatia stressed earlier, setting a general standard of obvious importance also for otherr candidates, as f.ex. Turkey, often accused to exclude or heavily restrict Greek Cypriot Displaced persons' return to their Family Homes and ancestral land, provoke difficulties to Turkish-Kurd IDPs return to their home regions at the South-East, etc.

    Some "2.000 People are still reported Missing" in former Yugoslavia, for some Years, (as in Cyprus, modern Europe's oldest case, for 3 Decades. Nagorno-Karabach, Tcecnya in Russia, etc, more recently), and Investigations "will only be completed after establishing the fate of the last one of them", he added.
    
    Speaking earlier on "War Crimes", President Mesic stressed that "Leaders are responsible for (the) Wars (of the Past), not the People", and called against Impunity :  "Individuals have to be held Responsible for Crimes. International Penal Tribunals have to persecute those individuals", perpetrators of War Crimes, he underlined.

    Such statements naturally made Mesic rather popular at ECHR, whose President, French EuroJudge, Professor Jean-Paul Costa, looked particularly smiling when he welcomed him later on Wednesday afternoon, after Slovenian President Daniko Tuerk earlier this week.
           

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