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EU-Germany: Greens' controversial Push for More Migrants (+via Turkey) to End EU role on Migration ?

Written by ACM
Friday, 17 November 2017

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- New Facts, which surfaced in Strasbourg, on the Sidelines of EU Parliament's full Plenary Session this week, and while "Hot" Political Negotiations unfolding in Germany on a New Government Coalition have reached a Crucial stage,


clearly indicate that, if they yielded to "Greens"' Controversial Demands for even More Irregular Migrants to Follow that UnPrecedented Big "Tsunami" of 1,5 Million Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants which Suddenly Entered in Europe mainly via Turkish Smugglers on 2015-2016,


then, EU's current Competences on Migration Policy, Risk to come, sooner or later, to a full End, in the foreseeable Future.


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Indeed, France's Biggest Opposition Party in the National Assembly, (which also holds a Majority in the Senate, and among Regions), that of the "Republicans", members of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group, the Biggest in Europe, Welcomed Yesterday in Strasbourg the obvious Frontrunner Candidate to their Presidency, (due to be Elected on December 2017), Laurent Wauquiez, who made certain Relevant Declarations :

- In particular, Revealing in Strasbourg one of the Main Reasons for which he finds Necessary to Put a Stop, as things stand Today, to any EU Competence on Foreign Migration policy, and bring it Back to its Member States, (Except for a Revised "Shenghen" system for EU Citizens), he Clearly Explained that this is due also to alleged "Different Situations in Germany and in France" :


- F.ex., concerning the Workforce's future, some in Germany push for even More Foreign Migration, while we, in France, can augment the Population by more Births inside the Country, he observed, in a well-Applauded Speech to the Militants of the Party, and after a Press-point with Journalists, including "Eurofora", (See also : ....).


Significantly, Wauquiez, (who Speaks German, as he Demonstrated here by Inviting a German Collegue at the Press-point to raise his Question "in Deutsch", Replying in the German Language), is an Experienced former Minister for European affairs, and, Afterwards, for Universities/Scientific Research, as well as f. Government Spokesman, (Comp. Various Replies that he has given, then, to "Eurofora"s Topical Questions, f.ex., at : ... + ..., etc).


+ Moreover, he said that just After having held a Meeting with EPP MEPs in EU Parliament, where he met also with the President of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Party, Joseph Daul, in addition to a Fast-track Round Trip even to Neighbouring Germany's Regional Headquarters at Stuttgart, (as "Eurofora" learned by well informed "Republican" Party sources), Capital of the Federated State of Baden-Württenberg, where a Coalition between Chancellor Angie Merkel's ChristianDemocrat/CDU and the local "Greens" of Chairman Kretschmann has already started to Govern recently, (See, f.ex. : ...).


Meanwhile, preparations and Political Debates about Strategis to follow in the Forthcoming European Elections of May 2019 (of Crucial Importance for Europe's Present and Future), are Already Starting, Nowadays, Both inside EU Parliament, and in Key Member States, as, f.ex., in France, etc., (before the Next Presidential Elections, normally scheduled for 2022).


>>> And this came Precisely while Delicate Negotiations in Berlin, for a New Government's Coalition, were, reportedly, Threatened by certain Stumbling Blocks, particularly Because of a Controversial Demand of "Greens"' representatives, who Ask for Even More Irregular Migrants to Enter inside the EU, even if they are Not Refugees at all, Neither their Family, but Only if one or another among their Parents might have managed to Enter in Germany during since the 2015-2016 Giant "Tsunami" of More than +1,5 Millions of Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants' Sudden, UnPrecedented Influx via Turkey, and/or Afterwards.

Already, BEFORE that +1,5 Millions "Tsunami" of 2015-2016, according to OECD Data, More than 400.000 People had entered inside the EU, just in 1 Year (2015), by Legal means, through such a "Window". Therefore, both the GeoPoliticaly Exposed Bavarian "CSU" Party, Traditionally Close Ally to Merkel's CDU, and/or Various Other German Politicians, Experts, and/or other interested/affected People, Naturally Warn that the relevant Numbers, AFTER that 2015-216 UnPrecedented Big "Tsunami" of Massive Migration through Turkey, risks to be even Much Bigger : Logically, CSU estimates reportedly are up to 750.000 more !...


- Astonishingly, However, those "Greens" and/or other relevant intermediaries, reportedly Claimed, during the above-mentioned Negotiations in Berlin, that the above-mentioned Number of Additional (Non-Refugee) Migrants (to Add to all other kinds of Migrants), would be just around 30.000 or 60.000 per Year, according to them... Something that pushed various Mainstream German Medias (including "Die Welt" and others) to Warn about several ... "FAKE NUMBERS" on Migrants currently circulating around those Crucial Berlin Negotiations for an eventual "Jamaica" Coalition for a New Government, with Big "Power" Games being played there by some...

+ And an Additional, Important Fact, at this Point, Nowadays, is that, Contrary to what Europe had Already Experienced in its Long History in the Past, Too Many among that UnPrecedented, Sudden "Tsunami" of 1,5 Millions of Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants imported in Europe mainly by Turkish Smugglers on 2015-2016, (and, reportedly, systematically..."Selected", with Socio-Cultural, Religious and/or Education level counter-Criteria by the Turkish Authorities, according to an EU Experts' Report leaked in Brussels and Published by many Mainstream Medias in Germany and elsewhere on 2016), look very Different from all Other, previously Known Migrants :

F.ex. being too largely Non-Europeans, Nor Christians (a notoriously Oppressed Minority around several Middle-East Countries, which is, Curiously, Under-Represented among those so-called "Refugees", Despite even ISIL's and other Islamist Terrorists' Brutal Aggressions there, etc), Don't speak at all any European Language, many Do Not seem to really wish to "Integrate" the Host European Societies and Culture, most are Heavily "Islamized" (if not Radicalized), some Brutaly Aggressive, among whom is notoriously Hidden even an unknown Number of former Deadly Islamist Terrorists' members or fans, etc.

So that these "Integration Problems", exceptionaly Risk to become much more Difficult and Worse than what Europe had witnessed in the Past, (as even a ... Swedish, "Socialist", CoE's Expert, with Experience in Human Rights/Democracy, etc., has Acknowledged to "Eurofora" in Strasbourg).


And, Meanwhile, various relavant Popular Reactions from European Union Citizens are notoriously Growing, Both from recent Security Risks (after an Extending Number of Deadly Attacks by Islamist Terrorists cowardly Targetting innocent Civilian People, throughout all Europe, including Many Times inside Germany and France, etc), and Social Cohesion Problems, (particularly Felt by Poor People, obliged to live their Private and Family Everyday Lives in some Poor or Impoverised Neighborhoods, recently threatened to be transformed in Cultural a.o. "Gettos", since they are Affected much more by that kind of "New" Mass Migration through Turkey a.o., which, in Fact, makes Life more Difficult also for Other, Older Immigrants, from various Different Origins and Pathways to Europe, who were, Comparatively, Less Difficult to Integrate : F.ex. in Schools, Housing behavior, etc).


+ In Addition, the Number of MPs Democratically Elected by the European People recently, (particularly in Germany, but also in France and in Other EU Countries), have Already Reached (or Approach) a Net Majority very Critical against such an uncontrolled and persisting Massive Immigration of this kind, (which, by the way, has also Nothing to do with the Average Population even of Syria itself, which appears very Different from what some Turkish a.o. Smugglers curiously chose to import in Europe suddenly on 2015-2016+)...

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Moreover, when Opposition's New Party of the "Alternative (Rightists) has, reportedly, just presented a Proposal, in the Bundestag in Berlin, for a planned Return Back to Syria of about 500.000 Irregular Migrants who are Not real Refugees, Now that the War has been Declared almost Finished, (on Condition that it occurs in Safe Areas, and Free of Charge, with Amnesty for those who Deserted the Army, etc), as Mainstream Newspapers published in Germany, the overall Difference between Opposed Political Choices on the Overall Number of such Irregular Migrants apparently Jumped (500.000 + 400.000, etc) up to almost .. 1 Million (or more : Comp. Supra) during a year, in Germany alone : I.e. a quite Different Germany and Europe, according to People's choices !


Meanwhile, concerning the above-mentioned Claim about alleged Needs for the Workforce in the foreseeable Future, (Comp. Supra), the Numbers which had been Published by the JHA Minister De Mezières, just a few Years ago, had Revealed that, in Fact, the Intra-European Migrants were Becoming the Biggest Group of Foreign Workers in German, bypassing Both the Turks and any Other Group from 3rd Countries : Isn't that Enough, and (particularly) much Better (f.ex. from the Triple point of view of Security, Productive Capacities, and Socio-Cultural Integration ?


Or, perhaps, some might, eventually, push Massively for Jobs withOut Any Qualification, Reduced in a few repetitive, simplistic moves that Anybody could do, so that they would result in Too Low-Paying occupations, and/or in so Harsh Conditions, that even most Poor Europeans would Not Accept, so that there would be a Need for Desperate and Ignorant Masses of Non-European, Foreign Migrants to be practically Obliged to Accep that. But, If that might be, or become the case, then, the obvious Question Raised, is of Fundamental Importance :  - "What kind of Europe should be Built for the Future ?"

 

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And, as Laurent Wauquiez repeatedly Warned, on the occasion of his Visit to Strasbourg, yesterday, (Both in an Interview to "Figaro" Newpaper in Paris, and in 2 Press-points here, as well as in a Long Speech to a Public Meeting of ChristianDeocrat/EPP Militants of his "Republican" Party : the same as that of former French Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy, Jacques Chirac and of the General de Gaulle, as he reminded, while Confirming to "Eurofora" that he is "for a Strong France, inside a Strong Europe") :


- In order "to Build Europe", we "canNot Ignore the Will of the People !"...

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French Republicans Head Wauquiez to EF for a Strong France in a Strong Europe: Start from Grassroots

Written by ACM
Thursday, 16 November 2017
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- When "Eurofora" asked Wauquiez briefly if he really Believed that we could Dream, Nowadays, for a Strong France, inside a Strong Europe in the World, his 1st reaction was Positive :

- "Yes ! Yes. I am going to Speak for that !", Alain Wauquiez sharply and clearly promised, in Reply to "Eurofora"s question.


And he really did so (See Infra)...

 

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- Indeed, Arguying later-on for "anOther Vision of Europe", the Frontrunner candidate for the Leadership of MainStream French Opposition Party of the "Republicans" (Center-Right), due to be Elected at the Beginning of December, Experienced former Minister of EU Affairs and University/Scientific-Technological Research, Alain Wauquiez, who is also New President of the Auvergne Region where he was Elected on December 2015, (See: ...), after Fast-Track Visits at EU Parliament this Morning and to nearby Germany from Noon+, with several Last-Minute Changes on his Initial Press Program, appeared Eager to Exchange with Strasbourg's Militants of his Party, in a Meeting where he made a very Long Speech, going ..."Crescendo" on a Spiral of issues of Growing Political Importance (See Infra).


+ He didn't exclude a selective "support" to current French President Macron, whenever he may advance in a "Right Direction" for the Interests of France and all Europe, as the "Right" side of the Political Spectrum conceived them, but, in general, Wauquiez strived to Build a Strategy for a solid Political Alternative, on the main Topical "Hot" Issues, often with Sharp positions.


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+ As for the Key BioEthical Issue of Risks to Authorize, for the 1st Time in History, a Massive Artificial Procreation of Human Beings, on the Pretext to allow Homosexual Couples to Fabricate thus Children for themselves from 2018 in France, Wauquiez, in substance, told "Eurofora" that it's, indeed, an important Question to be Raised asap., as he Invited us to do, giving RDV for a serious, in depth discussion the soonest.


Meanwhile, just after Replying (...in pure Deutsch !) also briefly to a short Question by a German collegue Journalist, about his Strategy vis a vis the Center, and Sarkozy's famous advise, recently, on that matter, Wauquiez did already Start practicing such an approach, from the very First Words that he pronounced right at the Beginning of his Long Speech to the Militants of the "Republican" Party in Strasbourg, (where Europe naturally occupied soon a Central place, as we shall see Infra) :


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Indeed, Wauquiez was glad to see that "almost all MPs are Present", from various Fractions of the Republican Party, Together with MEPs Anne Sander and Nadine Morano, (representing Strasbourg, and all the Great East Region, respectively), as well as several Local/Regional political personalities, including Huguette Zeller, the Widow of Long-Time President of Alsace Region, Adrien Zeller, (a former Centrist).


He praised those Militants able to stand up with Dignity, even in Hard Moments. Those who Never Sold themselves. Who canNot be Bought. Do Not Betray. I Like them, Wauquiez stressed. (Pointing, f.ex., to Strasbourg's Lower Rhine Department's Secretary General, Georges Schuller, a pro-Sarkozy militant, together with whom he had arrived at the gathering, Greeting "Eurofora" at the door, shortly after we had spoken on Mobile Phone with Schuller).


- "Particularly when some others have Sold themselves. Not because they starved, having nothing to eat. But only in order to get a Ministerial Job, or just another boost to their Vanity... And they Betrayed. And they Said Exactly the Opposite of what they were Saying just 6 Months Earlier... Shame to them ! They didn't Defend France, but Betrayed their Beliefs". "They are not there for their Values, but only for their Petty Selfish ambitions. So, I tell them : "Good Riddannce ! And DoN't ever Return Back to our Family !", he slamed them, Triggering a very Lively and Long Applause by the People.


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- >>> Let's Start from You : the Militants".  "Among us, we Debate, and You Decide, with Your Votes", he resumed, speaking during the current Primaries for the Election of the New President of the Republican Party.

 

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-"Our Political Family must be Open to All Generations", he stressed, pointing particularly at a Group of Young Students, that he had Saluted First of all, when he entered the Room. - "We need a Strong, Well Structured, and Enthousiastic Youth Movement, Together with whom he shall Re-Build our Republican Family", he noted.

 

 

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 - I don't seek to be in the Palaces' of the Republic, contrary to others. I prefer to Move at the Grassroots, and that's why I'm currently Touring via 90 Meetings with Militants throughout all France, because it's from the Grassroots that we are going to ReBuild our Republican movement", Alain Wauquiez anounced from the Start.


 - Some Militants Immediately Asked me me : -"Don't Let us Down !" "Don't Yield to anything !"  ("Ne lache rien !").     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
I want to share with you, Today, my Motivation, what I'm Aiming at, and explain


>>> the Pathway to follow in order to ReBuild our Political Family.


At First : It's Our BeLoved Country ; France, which gives Meaning to all what we are doing.


Because there is something Irreductible in France, which canNot be Sold for some Ministerial jos, neither by Betrayals.


>>> - "An Indomitable Voice of Resistance : that of the Republicans !".


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He criticized President Macron to "speek so much, going Lyric, about Globalisation, and the Global Village".


while "I Prefer France, my Old beLoved (Charming) Country, with All its Regions, all its Traditions".


instead of that Sad (Global) Village, a DisHumanized Showcase of a World withOut Roots, and WithOut History".


Because I am convinced that it's our Mission.



Here, in Strasbourg's Alsace Region, with the Contrast between the Rhin River and the Mountainous landscapes, the Dynamism of its University and Schools, the Energy of its SMEs, its Craftsmen, Farmers, etc., this Land attached to Work.


When I see f.ex. a Businessman who started from Scratch and now has 600 Workers throughout France, or a Father aged 66 y.o., who continues to Work 2 Days each Week at a Craftsman's workshop, Together with his Son, aged 26, I am Proud of My Country.

 - "France has an Extraordinary Potential.  It has Fabulous Resources. It has Everything it needs in order to become Succesfull", he optimistically pointed out.


 - "20 Years ago, German Businesses used to Establish an outlet in Alsace and Moselle (Lorraine+), because they found there a more Favorable Economic Climate, Work's Cost, and Businesses' Competitivity were Better. And we wer in Advance", he reminded.


 - But, "Step by step, our Country turned Backwards, and, progressively, with an Awful Relentless, all our Values were Droped", he Criticized, "with Sadness and Anger".


 - "Because France is a Big Country, which did Not Deserve such Hardships. Our Country used to be Focused on Work:  from Agriculture up to Factory Workers and Engineers".


    - But, Nowadays, some have "Imposed a Society of Leisure", and I see "Workers" telling me that they "travel 30 km. Everyday to go to Work for a Salary of 1.500 €, of which they are proud, while the Wife also Works, f.ex. as Hairdresser, but, at the End of each Month, taking into Account also what they have to Pay for Baby-Keeping, etc., they realize that, in Fact, by Working, they don't get More than those who do Nothing except from Acumulating all imaginable Social Aids : Today, in France, those who Work are Not Paid for the Fruits (Results) of their Efforts", he denounced.


    - "Our Country believed in being Respectfull, was able to Teach to its Children the Meaning of Effort, and was attached to Republican  Order, as Philosopher Peguy used to Say : "WithOut Order, there is No Liberty", he Reminded.


    - But, "step by step, Respect was abandoned to vanish. Those who used to Break the Law, were allowed to Impose their Law"... F.ex., Today, even armed Policemen, sometimes Feel Afraid themselves, because, in case of Violent Conflct, they have to Think Twice before Touhing their Arm, while their Adversaries can move Fast...  

 - "Recently I was at Toulouse City, where a Drug-Dealer had left a Message in Every Staircase of a Collective Building : - "Whoever Speaks to the Police, will be immediately Punished. Here, We give Orders !" Signed : - "The Management"...


     - Indeed, often, with all those Procedures, Bureaucracy, etc., as a Policeman told me recently,  -"Whenever we might Arrest someone, he will be set Free asap., and will Return Back to his Home Faster than we'll Return Back to the Police Office !"...    

    
     - Now the Government wants to Bring Back a "Police of Proximity", risking to Transform the Policemen in a kind of Street Artists or Social Workers"...


    - On the Contrary, "a Gangster is a Gangster, he's not a Victim of Social Oppression. And when he has Committed a Crime, his place must be in Jail", he urged.


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     - "Our Rural Areas, particularly Important here, in (Srrasbourg's) Alsace Region, which Add the Strenth of the Cities to the Netwok of Villages", are Negleed, he denounced.


    - F.ex., "Funds are given to (the Capital City) Paris for more High-Speed Trains, and even the (Future) Olympic Games, etc., while, on the Contrary, step by step, our Villages see their Funding Reduced, step by stem, Condemning them to Poverty : I Refuse that !".


    - Indeed, "the Government augements the Ministerial Budgets in Paris, but Cuts that of Territorial Authorities", (i.e., Villages, Cities, Departments and Regions), denounced, more widely, Wauquiez, who has been Elected, since December 2015, as "President of Region", where "we Reduced Administrative Spending for - 6% Less", as he pointed out.


    - But, "at the Same Time, the Spending of the State  ...Augments, since the Total Public Spending is Growing, this Year for +7 Billions € More !", he Denounced.


    - Thus, "there is Not a real (National) Policy to Reduce the overall Spending. And the Public Deficit is Augmenting, (in absolute terms), while even the (External) Trade Deficit is Augmenting", without doing something serious to Change thet, Waquiez Criticized.


    - "While, as you know very well Here, (i.e. in Strasbourg's Region, near the Borders with Germany), on the Contrary, "at the Other Side of the Rhine River, Prosperity is Built on the basis of (Foreign) Trade Surplus".


    => In Fact, Despite that, the new President, "Mr. Macron persists to play as a Cicada, but thinks that he will, afterwards, manage to Charm (the German Chancellor) Angie Merkel : He doesN't know that, in Germany, they ask First to put things in Order inside France, Before to give Lecons on Europe", Wauquiez stressed in Strasbourg, applauded.

 
    Significantly, he said that, not only after Earlier Brief Meetings at EU Parliament this Morning, but also After a Fast Round Trip between Strasbourg and Stuttgart (Capital of Nearby Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg's Federated State's Capital City), Later around Noon/Early Afternoon, as "Eurofora" was informed.


    - "But, do we have still the Right to Speak out on those things ? Who, still, Dares say that Social Aids should Not Pay More than Working ? Who has still the Courage to Denounce a quasi-Automatic Debt in our Country ? To say that Respect and Order must be Restored ? (etc),  he Wondered, Summing up the points that he criticized earlier, (Comp. Supra).


     - On the Contrary, one has a "Feeling, that, step ny step, the (Traditional) Right has Yielded and Resigned, vis a vis such Ideological "Tabu".     


    - So that, "step by step, we have Allowed for the Left" side of the Political Spectrum, "to Decide What People might have a right and the Freedom to Debate, or Not", Wauquiez Denounced.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    -   "What is still Authorized for the Political Right to Debate, withOut being, Immediately, Accused to be a "Hard" Right, and Excomunicated, to be Burned alive ?", he wondered.          

 
    - "Perhaps, Only on how to Handle Public Debt, and know whether the Deficit should be 2,9% or 3,1% ?...", he Ironised.

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    >>> - "But, Real Politics, are Absolutely anOther Kind of stuff !...", Alain Wauquiez stressed firmly.


    => F.ex. "Speak about the Excessive Mass Immigration ? Ah, a very Dangerous Issue, even to aproach"...


    => "Express the Necessity to Transmit France's Identity ?", Oh, ... a Forbidden Issue, which cannot be approached, but only with an Incredible amount of Precautions"...


=> - "Speak about Values, and the Transmission of Values ? About Merits ? Or Work ? Effort ?"...


- "Certain People have even Abandoned several of these Values, sometimes Even inside our Political Family, some have Abandoned', he criticized.


>>> - "And, all that, Only in order to Buy the Indulgence of some Censors of Public Debates in France, who have Usurpated a right to give Good and Bad Points, we have Lowered and Abandoned our (Political) Line", and Hidden our Ideas, under a curtain of Restraint", Wauquiez Denounced with Anger.     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    - "I Don't Know what is the "Hard Right", Neither the "Soft Right", or "Modern Right", etc., and I'm fed up with those who abuse of such denominations as a kind of Flags, in an Attempt to Exclude the others ! I belong to the Right", "really to the Right, and that's already something"... , he conncluded, apploaded.

  - "For the rest, let's Liberate us, once for all ! Look how Debates are going on in France nowadays :

  - "After Each (Deadly Islamist Terrorist) Attack, how some are seeking to reproduct, endlessly, the Same Dramaturgy:


 - "We live, with a pain in our Heart, those Photos of Broken Destinies and Lives, Published after each Attack":


 - "F.ex., as those 2 Young Girls of Marseilles, (Brutally Murdered by Knife Attacks of Cowards recently) : They had Smiles in their Faces, and all their Life Ahead of them. But they were Massacrated by Barbary", he reminded.


- "What Measure are they taking  immediately After Each Attack (by Deadly Islamist Terrorists) ?


 -  "...They close the Lights at Eiffel Tower ! We Light Small Candles.. ", he reminded, (while Bitter Laughters were spontaneously Emerging among the People).


 - "And they pronounce those Terrible Words : - "No Amalgam ! Don't Confuse !"... "Those Words which DoN't say Anything, Which don't serve to Tell the Truth, but, on the Contrary, to Hide the Truth" :


 - "No Amalgam", for what Purpose ? In order to Prohibit Revealing the Origins of this Terrorism ? In order Not to Say that it's a Terrorism coming from Islamist Fundalentalism ?", Wauquiez wondered.


 - "No Amalgam, because some don't Dare say that there is a Battle going on inside a Religion ? In which, the Fundamentalists are trying to Dominate the Moderates ?"


 - "No Amalgam", in order to Avoid Taking the Necessary Measures ?"
 - "I was Stupefied to watch the Conditions of the Debate after Marseilles'" latest Deadly Islamist Terrorist Attack targetting innocent Civilian People, Wauquiez observed :


 - "Some Raised that Terrible Question, on the occasion of a Murderer, who had Not even any Residence Permit, who had Committed Many Thefts, who had Changed Many (Fake) Identities, one after the other", (etc)...


 - "And the main (Practical) Question that they raised, was:  -"Why wasn't he in Prison ?"


 - "Well, I just ask: - "Why Was he in France ?", Wauquiez pointed out. -"Why did they Keep in France someone withOut any Residence Permit, and who had Nothing to Do in France ? Well, if they had Extradited him Out of the French Territory, then, all this (Bloody Murders) wouldN't have happened !", he concluded, widely Applauded.


  - "Among all those Families of Victims, who were present at the Court, around the Case of Merah, (the 1st Brutal Islamist Terrorist to Murder innocent People in France, including even 2 Small Children, back on 2012, at the "Hottest" point of a Crucial Presidential Election, at the Eve of then President Sarkozy's scheduled venue in Strasbourg, for a Speech on Europe's Future, while Wauquiez had also just visited here, as f. Minister of Universities and Research : Comp., f.ex., among "Eurofora"s NewsReports" then, also : ...) :


 -  "Is it necessasy that it's a Muslim Woman, with her Scarf, who tells us, a Mother who Lost her Son: a French Soldier murdered by that Barbarian,


is it necessary that it's also a Jewish Father who lost his Daughter, that I met at Toulouse, a Young Girl that the Barbarian held by her Hair while putting his Gun on her face, that they Both tell us :


- "Dont' do a Mistake ! DoN't be Cowards !  DoN't Resign ! Don't be Blind ! Open Your Eyes !"

 

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 >>> -"The Fight that we have to lead, is a Long Struggle. It's a Fight which does Not Allow Any Resignation ! Not Any Hesitating Hand !"


 - Because, "those that he have in Front of us, are full of Hate Against all what we are. They want to Demolish Every French Value, they want to Usurpate (Hijack) Islam in order to make it a Fundamentalist and "Hard" Religion. That's the Fight that we have to give. We don't have the Right to resign. In Front of Terrorism, our Struggle must be Implacable. But, this Government Lowered the Protection Level for French People, by putting an End to the State of Emergency", (1 Month ago).


=> Thus, "I revendicate that, when a Jihadist leaves for Syria, this will Not be a Round Trip, but a Trip withOut Return : He must be Judged there ! So that he canNot, no more,  make any Step on a French Ground !", Wauquiez concluded on this Crucial and Topical Issue, Largely Aplauded by th People.


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- On Economy, f.ex. Germans are very Keen to Defend their Industrial tissue, and particularly their Small and Medium Businesses. It's very rare that notable Public Procurements might not be offered, at first, to German Companies. In In almost every Village, you can see at least one SME, a "Family Company", which has 500, 1.000, 2.000 or 3.000 Workers, and makes possible Revenues and Jobs in that area. In Germany, the Biggest Groups work Together with Middle-size Companies, and, them, with SMEs, while the Public Authorities take Care of the overall Economic Tissue, in order to Help productive work.


- But, we, in France, rather Focus on Making ...more and more Rules. And we send "URSAF"'s Inspectors to check the Businesses. While, whenever a Company needs to make the slightest Project, we open a Procedure to Declare it a "Public Utility". When a Businessman Hires an Apprentee, we "Thank" him, by sending a Work Inspector. So that, finally, most Business are Facing Heavy Bureaucratic issues.


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+ And we must learn to Defend our "Know How" : It's not rude to speak about "Industrial Patriotism", as the EU had supported, at its Founding stages, and had even endorsed at the Amsterdam Treaty, to defend "an European Community preference", Wauquiez reminded. F.ex., Nowadays, whenever there is a Public Procurement, we should say that there si No reason to accept Companies from Foreign (Non-European) Countries, which do Not accept to Open their own Public Procurements to EU Businesses, he proposed.


- F.ex., think at China, where EU Companies have, sometimes, certain Bumpy Conditions to respect, before being able to produce and sell there anything, he evoked.


- I don't want France and all Europe to be transformed into an area of Super-Markets, where People push caddies withOut anything Produced in France and/or other EU Member Countries, he characteristicaly stressed. We (EU) must be Open, but not to those who are, in fact, more or less Closed for our Businesses, he concluded.


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As for the recent, ALSTHOM - SIEMENS Fusion, including on High-Speed Train, the French Mainstream Opposition Leader asked Clarifications, because he said that it wasn't clear why such an important French Industrial Company should be sold even if it didn't have Cash problems, neither Activity issues. And, without contesting the general interest to Help Build "European Champions" able to face Global Competition, he wondered why it should be always France who sells its Industries, allegedly for that purpose, without any other European Country ever selling one of its own industries to France for such an EU aim.


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 - Indeed, in general, "We Need Europe". "I am a Convinced European. I know that, in Front of Globalisation, we never Needed so much Europe as Now", stressed Alain Wauquiez in Strasbourg.


 - So that "I don't accept that some might slander me by claiming that I'd be "Euro-Sceptic", etc., he added.


 - But, since both French and other European People now attest that, I want to be able to say that, nowadays, "there are also some things which do Not work well", he criticized.


 - F.ex., "when we put Too Many Countries at the Table, we arrived at a point where it's no more easy to Decide", Wauquiez pointed out, as far as the main EU Decision-Making processes are concerned.

 

+ And "we forgot the Founding Spirit of Europe, when we Changed the original Idea of the founding Fathers to "build Europe by Projects", Replacing it into attempts to build Europe by Legal Rules, he added.

 

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>>> However, "I Want a Europe with Power. A concrete Europe. A Europe which Protects us. A Europe which Helps us to Face the Chinese and American Giants.  More Europe for "Erasmus", (while only 5% of Students benefit until Today). I Want a Europe for Big Infrastructure Projects".


-  F.ex., "I Dream of a Big High-Speed Train, from Madrid to Paris and Berlin, through Strasbourg", Wauquiez added, supporting an "Eurofora" idea of 2004/2005, which advanced, then, up to Moscow, and had incited, among others, also former French President's Decision to exceptionaly Organize a Franco-Germano-Spanish-Russian Heads of State/Governments' Quadrilateral Summit, at Elysée Palace in Paris, (Comp. "Eurofora" co-Founder's Publication, then, at "TCWeekly", from Elysée, at: ...). Later-on, a Joint Company, mainly on Technical/Commerical matters,
had also been agreed between ALSTHOM and a Russian equivalent Company. And China's current wish to Link Beijing to the EU, through a mainly Trans-Siberian Railroad, naturally Strengthens the GeoPolitical Interest of such a possibility.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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+ And, "I Dream of a Europe which fixes, as its 1st Challenge, to Boost the European (Scientific and Technological) Research", "and become teh 1st Continent in the World to Discover a Vaccin agains "Alzheimer"" Disease, for Elders, added Wauquiez, who has a relevant Experience, after having served also as Minister for Universities and Research, (Comp., f.ex., various Statements that he has made to "Eurofora" as RST Minister, then, f.ex., at: ... , etc).


=> I.e., to put it in a nutshell, as a matter of General Principle, "I Want More Europe, whenever we are Stronger Together, but, for all the Rest, I Want (National States') Liberty", he Resumed.


- F.ex., "I want for France to become able to Recover its Freedom on Migration policy", Wauquiez pointed out.


-"Because, at this moment, EU MIgration Policies do Not work", he added to well known Criticism also oi various Other EU Top Political Leaders, particularly after the 2015/2016 UnPrecedented "Tsunami" of Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants' rush to enter Europe from Turkey, which notoriously provoked many Problems, never seen before.


- Since "Germany seeks More Migrants, because of a Weak Demography, (Natural Births), but a Big Economoic Growth", while France, on the Contrary, "does No more succeed to Integrate" (as in the Past) such a new kind of Migrants, "so that we (French) need to find anew our Freedom to Monitor our Migration Policy", as he Analyzed this "Hot" and Complex, current issue.


+ Another, "Bigger Difference with (the current French President) Macron, is that I Refuse any more New EU Enlargement", Alain Wauquiez stressed.


- "Because EU currently faces Difficulties, and it's Not in the Same Context of 6 or 7 Years ago", he explained. So that "Enlarge the EU to Western Balkan Countries, such as Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegobina, and Serbia, inside the EU, is Crazy, and I'll Oppose that, with all our Strength", he Warned. (The most Controversial and UnPopular case of Turkey, from the Asian Continent, being, a Fortiori, inconceivable). => In consequence, at least "During the Next Term of EU Parliament (2019-2024), there must Not be Any New Enlargement of the EU", he concluded, Applauded.


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- "And, (in General), it's not merely because we have anOther Idea for Europe, than (the current French President) Macron, that we should be Accused to be "Anti-Europeans", he pointed out.


- Because, "there is Not Only Mr. Macron's Vision of Technocratic Federalism", as he described it, "but there is also anOther Vision of Europe, that we support : That of (mainly Franco-German+) Rhine River's Humanism", Wauquiez claimed.


- And, in this regard, "we have made a very Grave Error Not to Mention the Greco-Roman Roots, the Christian Roots, and the Roots from the Enlightnment" Century, "in the EU Constitution", he Strongly stressed, very Widely Applauded by the People.


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+ Turning now on "the Communautarism" (i.e. Socio-Cultural "Ghettos") problem, he pointed at those who "attempt to Refuse to Debate, and to Face the Reality", as he criticized :


- F.ex., according to a recent, "Shocking Testimony of a College's HeadTeacher, in Marseille City, when a Proffessor spoke about the Equality between Men and Women, suddenly, the Kids in front f her, started to say that She did Not had the Right to Claim that, because it would be an Insulte to their (Muslim) Religion !"


 - When the HeadTeacher asked for the Pupils to meet him, and Told them that this Was Wrong, because, in fact, there was Nothing in the Islamic Religion as such, about an InEquality between Men and Women, the Pupils Replied : - "But, Look : It's written even in the Book that they gave us !". It was "a Book of Fundamentalist Propaganda". - "Who gave you That Book ?", the HeadTeacher asked.  - "The Supervising Monitor, at the SchoolYard", they Replied...


 - "Despite being Leftist, the HeadTeacher accomplices his Duty with Conscience, and Makes an Investigation : He Finds out that this School Supervisor was, in fact, an individual officially "Classified in "S" (Security) Files" by the competent State Authorities :  "i.e. he was among the Most Dangerous and Radicalized individuals !", Wauquiez Denounced, (to the great Astonishment of the People)...


 - Then, "he goes up to the Prefect" of the Region, "and Asks him to Revoke that Supervisor immediately, and put him Out of the College".

But, the Prefect replied : - "Sorry, but this is Legally Impossible, since the Labour Code does Not provide for such an action... However, you'd better Keep an Eye on him !"... (Various Strong Reactions among the Audience : Spontaneous Laugter being Followed by Noisy Discussions).


 + But, "the Worse happened when a Jewish Mother met, Later-on, that same Head-Teacher, asking him to receive her Son into that College : - "Sorry, but I canNot Accept your Son in this College, simply Becaus I canNot Guarantee his Safety", the HeadTeacher was obliged to Reply...


 - "Few Politicians dare Speak Out about that !", observed Wauquiez, in front of a quite Stunned Audience...


 - "Most Politicians Chose to remain Silent, by complacency and/or because they might Seek to Buy some Votes. But I won't Shut up !", announced Alain Wauquiez.


 - Because "I Refuse that we Yield, step by step, to that kind of ordinary Communautarism (Socio-Cultural "Ghettoisation") ! On the Contrary, "we must hold a Crystal-Clear Stance on those Neighbourhoods : That we shall Always struggle for the Children to have Equal Access to the Best Possible Education. For your Children, when they make great Efforts (in Education), to have All the Chances offered by the Republican State. So that when they want to Work, they can be Able to have Access to the Same Jobs as Others", Wauquiez promised.


- "Because here is the French Republic, and we will Never Yield, not even a square meter of Territory, to Fundamentalism and Communautarism" (Socio-Cultural "Ghettoisation"), he vowed, Lively Applauded by the People.


+ "That's why", f.ex., "in my Region", (of Auvergne, at the Center of France, towards Switzerland, where he was Elected since December 2015 : See ...), "I Refused to Fund a Muslim Institute which was, in fact, Paid by ...Saudi Arabia, (and Not by a Local, French Religious Community) because I don't want for Such Foreign Countries to Extend further their Influence inside the French Republic : That's Enough ! Lets Not allow them to Enlarge even More their (Foreign) Influence inside Our Country, under the Shade of their (Foreign-paid, and, therefore, controlled by Foreighners) Mosques. That's Enough !", he urged, triggering a Long Popular Applause.


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+ Returning back to Macron, Wauquiez acknowledged that, "sure, from times to times, he can make some Technical Reforms which go towards the Good Direction".


 - "And, since there is No Doubt about my (Political) Position at the Right, I could, sometimes, Give him my Support, when it's in the Interest of France", he announced.


 - "Since I'm sufficiently Clear about the Values that I support, so that I can't be Dissolved inside his "Let's Walk ! ("En Marche!") Movement, because there is No Doubt about Who I am", as he said.


 - "It's not even Excluded that, sometimes, he (President Macron) might, eventually, do a Little bit Better than his Precedessor...", Wauquiez Smiled, ironically pointing at the notoriosly Negative Assessment of Former President Hollande's mandate outcome, on which even himself said that he wasN't satisfied, and, therefore, Prefered To Quit his Political Career.

 

 - "Even if he (Macron) was his (Hollande's) main Counsellor, as its Good to Remind him, from times to times", he added on this point.


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  - "But, for the Rest, he does Not have the Same Vision about France, as we (Center-Right "Republicans") have", Wauquiez stressed, as a matter of general principle.


  - F.ex., "he Never speaks about the French Nation", "but of a <<Start-Up>> Nation". And "he stressed that there is Not such thing as a "French Culture", he accused. "And he has just gone, at Northern areas' Neighbourhoods, to tell to the Kids, that, it might be also because of France's Errors that Fundamentaiism and Terrorism exist", he accused.


- "No, Mr. Macron, France is Not Responsible for Islamist Terrorism, on the Contrary, it's a Victim of that, and Nothing doesn't Excuse to take Arms against the Country which generously Welcomed you", Wauquiez reacted, applauded.


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=> So that "there is a Need for a Republican Voice  in France", he concluded.


= And "When Fillon lost in the April 2017 Presidential Election, it Was Not because of the Values that he supported, (and I'm grateful to Fillon that he did Not Yield on any mai point, just in order to Please some, by making them believe that he would not have been so much at the Right Side).


- But it was because of an Exploitation (by a few State's Judges/Prosecutors notoriously Leftists) of some so-called "Affairs", (so anodynous, in fact, as the Employment of Fillon's Wife as his Parliamentary Assistant, during All his political Career, since the 1980ies, as many Other MPs used to do), which Undermined our (Republican Party's) Candiidate", he reminded, Applauded.


+ "I even Believe that there is, in France, a Silent Majority of Peuple who Expect from a Political Voice to be Raised, to Say things, to have the Courage to Fight, to Stand up, and Support what a Majority of French People shares in common with us, and .. corresponds to mere Logic".


 - "Shall we let to Melenchon (the Leftist Political leader) the Monopole of the Resistance ?", he wondered. - "The Poor Guy, he's already become (notoriously) Depressif", he observed, smiling.

 

- "On the Contrary, I'm Not Depressif at all ! I'm in Full Shape ! And I have a lot of spare Energy to sell ! So that the main Political Opposition, in France, will be that of the Republicans !", Alain Wauquiez (who just came from his Auvergne Mountains, full of pure  Oxygen) boasted smiling, Lively Applauded by the People.


- First of all, we are going to put in Order our Party : A leader is made in order to lead, but he needs also a Good Team around him.


- Afterwards, we must Rally a Wide support around us. We must attract All our Political Family Together with us : I like this Picture that I see right now in front of me : Some among you had supported Copé (former SG of the Party), others Fillon, or Juppé, others Sarkozy, or they were lost at some other direction, But you are All here, United Together, Tonight !", he observed.


 - Our Party had also Various Different Political sensibilities in its Past History (of the Center-Right, mainly Neo-Gaullist Movement), and we used to Discuss among us, until Late Evening, ("Not with some Negative words, in front of a Press eager to Exploit that..). But, once we had Debated and Decided Together what Direction we should Fix in front of us, then, Everybody Followed that Collective Movement, he reminded.


- "That's precisely what I Want : A "Republican" Family with All its Diversities, but, once, at the End of the Road, a Direction is Determined, Everybody Follows that : I'm fed up by those Hidden (political) "Snipers", who don't even have the Courage to Present themselves in a Democratic Election, but "Shoot" against their own Camp, Weakening it !", Wauquiez Denounced :  - "Help me to Silence those Division's bells, so that they Shut up, once for all !", he Dynamically urged, strongly Applauded by the Militants, (apparently Eager for a United and Efficient political Action).


 + "And we shall realize that great Union of the Center and of the Right", he promissed. In this regard, "I'll Never broker Any Alliance with Elected Politicians of the (Rightist) "National Front", Wauquiez promised, as the Centrists have Notoriously Asked him to do. - "No Hate, No Incompetence, No Aggressivity", he hastily resumed.


 - "But, on the Contrary, I want for us (Republicans) to Speak with those Voters of the "NF" Rightists, that we had Disapointed".


 >>> Simply "Because there are Not 35% of so-called "Fascists" and "Extremists" in France !", Alain Wauquiez stressed, (pointing at the Popular Votes gathered by the Rightists' Candidate, Marine Le Pen, at the 2nd Round of the Presidential Election in France on May 2017 : See "Eurofora"s NewsReport, then, at ...).


- "There are only People who observed us, (Center-Right's "Republicans", former "UMP"), and concluded that "the Problem with the Right, is Not that it Talks Too Much, But that it does Not Act Enough when it has the (Governemental) Power"... That's Not at all the Same thing", he Distinguished.

 

=> - "I stand at the Right" side of the Political Spectrum, and "I Want that we make the Alliance of the Right and of the Center. But, it's Not about an Alliance of ...the Center with the Center" (sic !), as Wauquiez characteristically Criticized, "because it's Good that the Right (really) stands at the Right" : "That's what I Believe !", he concluded, Lively Applauded.

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 + "For the Rest, we shall Boost Together the Voice of that "Silent Majority" which Waits for us", (Comp. Supra).


- "The Silent Majority believes in Schools", Alain Wauquiez pertinently resumed. "Those who are Able to Give to our Children the Best Technology Tools, in order to Allow them to be Succesfull".


- "But it's also those who Believe that Schools help to Learn, to Build, and Not to Demolish. That Schools need the Authority of a Teacher, since the Children can't Learn Alone. They are those who Believe that, when we Open a Book of Litterature, we should Find there a Poem of Lamartine or of LaFontaine, and Not Necessarily Oblige our Children to Learn  rab Songs. That in France, it's Good to Read and Like Victor Hugo. And, according to that Wonderfull wording of Philosopher Simone Weyl : - "Never Forget that, Educate is give something to Love, and that should be France" : "That's the School of the "Republicans"", Alain Wauquiez concluded.


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+ He added various converging Concrete Promises, f.ex., to Restore Scholarships according to School Results ("on Merits"), and Not to Parents' Revenues, (i.e. which do Not Exclude the Children of Middle-Classes).


++ As well as "Solidarity" with Old UnEmployed Workers, or Young People needing a 1st Professional Experience in order to Start their Working career.


But also Rejection of Abuse of Unemployment Social Aids in case of Refusal to Work for futile motivations of personal Confort, etc, Establishment of an Obligation to offer a "General Interest" Work in Exchange of Social "Minimum Revenue", etc.


Protection of Pensioners from Excessive Taxation, etc. To Reduce or Drop Taxes on Family Inheritance. Preserve Family Allowances without strict Conditions of Revenues, (while Criticizing Allowances given to Foreign, Non-European Immigrants even if they have Not yet Worked and Contributed at all in France). Help to Handicaped People, etc.
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+ And he Concluded by the attachment of the "Silent Majority" to "France's Identity" :


- Most People "don't accept for France's identity to be threatened", Wauquiez stressed.


 - "For Generations, our County was Able to Integrate those who were coming from Elsewhere", he reminded.


 - Families of Migrants used to incite their Children to consider their Host Country, as their own, urging them to become really French : "That was the History of the Succesfull French Integration" of Generations of Migrants in the Past, he observed.


- "But, recently, step by step, Started to Happen the Contrary : Those who are arriving, not only do Not want to be Integrated in the French Society, but many even Ask from the French Society to become Adapted to themselves !", Wauquiez Denounced, (particularly as far as Recent Massive Waves of Migrants f.ex. on 2015/2016 through Turkey, is concerned : I.e. a Similar Phenomenon to what Others - even "Socialists"-  have Observed recently also in Sweden, etc). "However, it's Not for France to be adapted to them, but for them to become adapted to France", he stressed, Applauded by the People.


- F.ex., "how could we accept for so-called "Street Prayers" to persist without any action from the Police Authorities ; to have become Unable, in some Neibourhoods, to Speak in Schools about the "Shoa" (Mass Extermination of Jewish People by NAZIs during WW2), without provoking Revolts ? To have "Differenciated" Openings of Public Services in some Municipalities (as in Lille, etc), while Public Services should be Equal for all ? How to Accept that Christian Creches become the "Ennemy" Number 1 of Laicity, to the point that Even a Christian Cross at a Statute of late Pope John-Paul II may be Threatened to be Outlawed ?", he wondered, citting well known examples of UnPrecedented Controversies in nowadays France.


 - "Our Country has its Historic Roots. And it's Not by Erasing its Historic Roots that we shall "Welcome" better those who arrive now. The Best Way to Welcome them is to sincerely and clearly Tell them : - "Here are the Rules of our Repblic : Make them Yours, and you shall have your place under the French Sky, but you must make them yours : That's what we expect !", he stressed, widely Applauded by the People.


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+ Last, but not least, "We must revive our Pride" and Dignity : "France is a Country which has a Great and Beautiful Culture. A Big and Good History. It's Standal and Molière. It's Jaurès and De Gaulle. It's Delacroix and Matisse. It's Versailles and Saint Odile Mountain. It's the "Tour de France" and Louvres Museum. It's the Senegalese Soldiers and the Italian Masons. It's the Laicity in our Schools, and Church Bells in our Villages. At the same time, its Christian Roots, and the French Revolution. France is a Country which wrote Beautiful Pages of History, However, it's Not a Nostalgy, but a Promise for the Future. We must, anew, Trasmit the Love of France !", Alain Wauquiez concluded, lively applauded.


 - "My Friends, I need you in order to Find anew that Energy which always was the Energy of our Political Family. That Nicolas Sarkozy brought after 2004,  when he marked his Best Victory on 2007 (Presidential Elections). That Energy that Jacques Chirac found on 1981, when he Re-Builded anew our Political Party, creating the "RPR". Which was also the Energy of General De Gaulle on 1947, when, Betrayed by many, he didn't resign, but found the Energy to prepare the Renaissance of France on 1958. In our Political Family, we Never Resign. We Never Surrender. And even when any Hope seems Lost, we have Always found how to Search, Deep in ourselves, the Energy of New Victories, and of the Recovery. France Needs the Right, and needs for that Right to be Really the Right. It's that Energy that I Want to Help you Find anew. That Pride that I Want to give you back. Vive la France, et vive la Republique !", Alain Wauquiez said in fine, Galvanizing the Center-Rights' Militants in Strasbourg.

 

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Top Conservative UK MEP Tannock to EF: Questions raised on British Bases in Cyprus after BREXIT

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-
One of EU Parliament's most Experienced Members, from UK's Governing Party of Prime Minister Theresa May, and former Long-Time Foreign Policy spokesman of its Biggest Group : that of ChristianDemocrats/EPP, currently in the Conservative Group, Charles Tannock, who is also EU Rapporteur on relations with New Zealand, due to be Debated and Voted on Thursday, (etc), Speaking to "Eurofora", observed that "BREXIT" raises Delicate Questions on the British Bases located in Cyprus :


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 - "Well, the Problem with Cyprus, probably, is going to be a Different one" compared to the usual BREXIT general debates, he warned from the outset.


 - "It's going to be the (2) Sovereign (UK) Bases" there, "and the (EU) Customs Union", Tannock pointed out.


- "There May be a Problem", in this regard.


- "Because they (UK Bases in Cyprus) are in the Customs Union, and they May have to Leave the Customs Union".


=>-  "And, then, it has to be a kind of Border", f.ex. "for the Trade of Goods", "including some Agricultural" fields, etc. I.e., "they will have to be in Line with Northern Ireland'"s case, he found.


 - But, curiously, until now, "Nobody Speaks about this", Tannock regretted.   


- However, just "Look at the Facts : The Bases joined the (EU) Customs Union, when Cyprus became EU Member" on 2004, (and Not when the UK itself joined the EU, Back during the 1970ies), he reminded.


  - So that, "If we (UK) Leave" the EU, then "they will have to" opt about leaving (or staying) in  the Custom Union, ...

- "If they Stay in the Customs Union, - and then it goes into British Territory, like Northern Ireland  - they have to use the Same Currency". Since "It's in the (1960) Treaty (on Cyprus' Independence) : They have to use the Same Currency", he pointed out.


- "But, this is a Serious Issue, Legally", the UK Conservative MEP stressed.


=> - Because, "if the Sovereign (UK) Bases" in Cyprus "Stay in the EU's Customs Union of the EU, as British Territory, then, you have No Argument to say that Northern Ireland cannot do the same !", he Speculated, despite the Differences.


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+ Nevertheless, EU Chief Negotiator on BREXIT, former EU Commissioner and French Minister, Michel Barnier, had recently given an a priori Positive sign to "Eurofora", as far as the overal UK - Cyprus' Negotiations on BREXIT Issues specific to the Island were concerned, on the sidelines of the Latest EU Heads of State/Government's Summit, 20 October 2017 in Brussels, by simply Smiling and making a "Thumbs-Up" gesture, as a Fast-track but Characteristic Reply to our Question about -"How are the BREXIT Negotiations going in relation with Cyprus ?", in general.


It's true, however, that we had not then even mentioned, particularly, the special case of those UK Bases per se.


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++ Meanwhile, Tannock also Confirmed his Belief that, indeed, "the UK will Leave the EU on March 29", 2019, as scheduled, independently of anything else.


- There is No Chance to Stay in the EU : To be precise, the Probabilty is "Less than 5%", the Experienced, mainstream British MEP estimated, in Reply to a relevant "Eurofora"s Question.


 + In a rare Agreement, between Different Political Orientations, Conservative MEP Tannock's estimation matched also that  of "Green" (former "Labour") British MEP Jean Lambert :

 

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- Speaking to "Eurofora", Later-on, the Pro-"Remain" MEP Lambert acknowledged : - "I Regret that, but I Agree" (with Tannock) :


- Indeed, "he's Right : There are No more than Only 5% of Chances for the UK to Stay inside the EU" after March 2019, she bitterly admitted.

 

 

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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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 Popular : EuroCorps' chief, General Pittarch, and Strasbourg's Mayor Ries, speak to the People, downtown.

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* EuroCorps, EU defence's etat major, which has just celebrated 15 years of age (1993 - 2008), is young enough to feel enthousiasm for missions to guarantee Human Rights, Peace and reconcilation : Strasbourg's Historic Symbols, but also maturing fast, (particularly under the current French EU Presidency), in order to prepare potentialy important developments in 2009 :

- "EUROCORPS" is a "unique tool" for "a Modern Europe", jointly managed by participating Nations without anyone deciding for others", to "support their efforts to promote Reconciliation, Peace and Human Rights' Values, which identify today's European ideal, with its Symbol-City : Strasbourg", stressed its Chief, Spanish General Pedro PITARCH, in a popular ceremony for the 15th Anniversary of the European Army Corps, at its Headquarters.

- "Today, we are ready and able to fullfil any Peace-keeping Mission may be decided by the Political leadership, since we can deploy up to 60.000 soldiers and/or other agents, mainly in land, but in coordination with Sea and Air operarions", (even to build vital Infrastructures, demining, keep public order, facilitate Elections, etc), said to EuroFora EUROCORPS' Spokesman and Press Director, Colonel Raul SUEVOS.

- "If there is an Agreement with the framework Nations, EUROCORPS could certainly contribute to guarantee manifold aspects of Peace setllements", told us recently General PITARCH.

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EuroCorps framework Nations' flags in Strasbourg's central square, on 2008, under the eyes of Napoleon's general KLEBER, famous for its Egypt campain, (reminded by German chancelor Merkel at Berlin's March 2007 EU Summit in a symbolic 1799 gift to the French President)..
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EU Parliament asked, Summer 2008 in Strasbourg, " to place Eurocorps as a standing force under EU command", and "invited all (EU) Member States to contribute to it".

France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Luxembourg (participating with Funds, Telecoms and Officers), are EUROCORPS"' main "Framework Nations", due to be joined by Italy in 2009. Greece and Austria participate as "Contributing Nations", while Poland decided to upgrade its role. Turkey has liaison Officers for NATO relations, and even USA decided to send Officers to Strasbourg on 2009.

Observers await with impatience also the outcome of NATO's April 2009 Summit in Strasbourg in order to have a better view of EuroCorps' future.

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