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New Italian Foreign Minister Moavero speaks for a Strong Europe closer to the People (earlier at EF)

Written by ACM
Thursday, 31 May 2018
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In Nowadays Context, it seems a Good Surprize Move by the New Italian Government, to choose, at the Last Minute, as New Italian Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero, who has clearly Expressed to "Eurofora" a Political Will for a Strong Europe, Closer to EU Citizens, (See Infra).


Moavero (who served previously as EU Affairs Secretary of State), has, indeed, already Replied to relevant, key "Eurofora"s Questions at EU Parliament in Strasbourg,  (see: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/italianeuministermoaveroneuropeanpublicspace.html) , as had Also done, Earlier, his initial "Mentor", former Prime Minister and Top Expert Mario Monti, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/mariomonti.html), who had even participated here Later in an Exceptionnal TriPartite Summit between France, Germany and Italy, with Nicolas Sarkozy, Angie Merkel and himself, (Comp. "Eurofora"s NewsReport from that Threefold Summit at: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/sarkozymerkelmontistrasbourgsummit.html, etc).


That TriPartite Franco-German-Italian Summit on 2011 in Strasbourg played, in fact, an Important Role for the Governance of €uroArea, to which it Contributed among a Wider Series of Relevant, Top Political Moves, made mainly Between August 2011 and March 2012, (Adde, among Many Others, also, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/sarkozymerkeleurozoneintegration.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/merkelsarkozymontistart.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eugrowthfastmeasures.html, etc).


The New Foreign Minister of Italy had notoriously served initially Prime Ministers Monti and Letta, but Recently his Centrist Party reportedly Approached the Former Long-Time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Center-Right "Forza Italia" Party, which had entered into a succesful Coalition of the Unity of (All) the Right, Together with Matteo Salvini (currently New vice-Prime Minister), Head of "Lega"'s Rightists, and Georgia Meloni's "Fratelli d'Italia" Party, Winning about 38 % of the Votes, while the Other Part of Nowaday's Anti-Establishment and UnPrecedented Coalition, Bepe Grillo''s "5 Stars Movement", got 32%, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/italianelectionresultsanalysis.html).


Being, basically, a University Professor in Law, Moavero has Also an Extensive Service inside EU Institutions, including at various Top Responsibility Posts in EU Commission in Brussels (including as Deputy Secretary General, etc), as Judge in EU's Court of Justice in Luxembourg, etc. He had, indeed, sincerely Impressed "Eurofora" as a Real Top European Senior Official, by his apparent Sense of the European General Interest, as well as by the Clarity, Expertise, Diplomatic Expression, but also Substance of his Measured, even if Bold Statements on Key Political Issues for Europe's foreseeable Future.


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Italian Medias Hailed, Today, this Last-Minute Choice for Moavero as Foreign Minister, by Placing it in FrontPage Top Headline News, of similar Importance Together with the Confirmation of Giuseppe Conte as Prime Minister, and the notoriously "Hotly" Debated Change for Paolo Savona from Economy to EU Affairs, (See, f.ex., relevant PHOTO).  


Mainstream Newspaper "Repubblica" even Observed that a Last-Minute Top Compromise between the "5 Stars"-"Lega"+ Coalition and Italian President Mattarella, concerning the Precise Job for Professor Savona, (for whom, particularly Matteo Salvini, appeared to Insist), also, Finally, brought Moavera on the Foreign Ministry, (Just After having been Earlier considered to Return on EU Affairs), particularly soon After a 15 Minutes Phone Conversation between Conte (himself, naturally, Always staying in touch with Di Maio and Salvini) and ... French President Emmanuel Macron !


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Moavero has demonstrated a rare Clarity in his way to Formulate even Complex Issues, f.ex. during a Collective Meeting with exclusively Italian-Speaking People in EU Parliament in Strasbourg, that he had, Astonishingly Succeeded to make even "Eurofora"s co-Founder, (who doesn't know but Only roughly some Basics about the Italian Language, that we had Tried to Learn, Only during a too Short Period of Time, in a very Remote Past), nevertheless, ... Understand quite a Lot of what he said, if not Almost all of it, at least in Substance...


Our Encounter (a Press RDV) had taken place just after his Keynote Speech at the Plenary Session of an Exceptional Paneuropean Event, here :  the "European Financial Forum", co-organized by the prestigious French School of Public Administration Top Managers ENA, together with the European School of Business "ECSP-Europe" and EU Parliament, with the moto : "European Identity - Global Perspectives".


- Questioned by "Eurofora", then, on his Vision of the Political component in the Financial/Economic Reforms needed by the EU, (as he had Highlighted earlier), Moavero stressed, from the outset, that "the 1st point to be strengthened, from a Political point of view, is the Democratic Accountability, the Democratic Legitimacy of EU Institutions", and this should be done "by a greater Involvement of (EU) Citizens", which "is (of)Essential" Importance.


- Interestingly, (particularly as far as "Eurofora"s Project for EU Citizens - EU Decision Makers' web Debates Before Measures are taken which Affect their Lives and/or Society at large), Moavero, (who Already was then Italy's EU Affairs Minister), Supported the Idea that "(EU) Citizens (should) fully Understand the Meaning" of "European Parliament'"s work, including, naturally, on "Election" Time, but also have a "Possibility for them to Contribute ...to the Future Legislation, to the future Equilibrium and Policies of the EU", as he characteristically said.


- That's the Main Reason for which "the Democratic Accountabilty and the Democratic Legitimacy of the EU is clearly the most Important element", Nowadays, and, for that purpose, "A European Public Debate Space is essential : We need to involve the Citizens. And we need Citizens' Consensus" in order "to increase the experience of the European Integration", Moavero had significantly Added.


He was Replying to a relevant "Eurofora"s Question, precisely, about "the Development of a "European Public Space of Debates"  (the "Öffentlichkeit", dear  to the famous German Political Philosophe Jurgen Habermas, of nearby Frankfurt), and he made it Clear that, - "Yes, of course", this was the Key Issue.


 - A Fortiori when some much Needed Legal Changes, Both in EU and National Institutions, on the foreseeable Future, have as a pre-Condition of "Fundamental Importance", a Political Democratic Dimension, since a Popular Consensus and a Democratic Legitimacy appear More Necessary than ever, as he had just stressed in his Keynote Speech (Comp. Supra).


+ Last, but not least, by anOther Good Coincidence, his initial Mentor, Mario Monti's previous Statements in Reply to "Eurofora"s Questions, also at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, Previously, as Early as Already since 2009, were, indeed, Related to the Relevant Potential of Digital Technologies, including Web Forums and particularly On-LIne Medias, etc., i.e. Near "Eurofora"s Project, (See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/mariomonti.html)...


=> Will, then, this New Italian Foreign Minister, now of an Atypical, Original New Government, made by Both the "5 Stars Movement" of Bepe Grillo's well known, Free Internet Access and Direct Democracy Supporters, as well as by Matteo Salvini's Popular "Lega" Party, Head of a Center-Right Coalition claiming to stand Closer than ever to People's real concerns, eventually Contribute for the EU to Advance Towards such Politico-Digital Perspectives, at least Now, i.e. a Decade Later from our Exchange with Monti : 2009 - 2019 ?

 


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(NDLR : "DraftNews", as already send, Earlier, to "Eurofora" Subscribers/Donors. A more accurate, full Final Version, might be published asap)

 

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Sarkozy and Merkel : June 2009 solution to May 2005 "NO" ?

 - Will French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel live up from June 2009 to their obvious Historic European mission to revitalize, and re-launch the "European Dream", after the series of 3 "NO" since May 2005 in France, the Netherlands and Ireland, by renewing, and changing the EU with fresh stimulus, big horizons, and values attractive for EU Citizens ?

Whatever views anyone might have, it's a Fact that, recently, EU's political spectrum didn't produce other more charismatic and popular EU leaders than Merkel and Sarkozy, starting from September 2005 and May 2007, respectively.

This trend was confirmed, in one way or another, both during the German EU presidency in 2007 (shared by Merkel with the SPD), and mainly during the French EU Presidency in 2008, (with Sarkozy "free" to move).


The positive 2009 EU Polls are a natural consequence :

- Both with 72% Sarkozy and Merkel are considered by EU Citizens to be "the most Influential" leaders in Europe, by far.

- They are the only EU political leaders to attract a Majority of "Positive" views by EU Citizens, (Merkel over 60%, Sarkozy over 50%, particularly in the continent).

- 60% of EU Citizens find the 2008 French EU Presidency "Good", (and the satisfaction grows up to 67,5% in continental Europe).

The Poll was made by "OpinionWay" in big EU countries as Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, (with the only exception of France), from 26 to 28 May 2009.

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But the most important is that both Franco-German leaders seem willing to, at last, really start serious business on EU's indispensable renovation and Renaissance from 2009 : Year of crucial EU and German Elections.

Therefore, this time, the joint European move by Sarkozy and Merkel, which just published a common Franco-German Manifesto, aims to stimulate aspirations and action not only in their respective countries, but also in many other EU "partners", as they say.

Both on EU economy, social values and scientifico-technologic research, as well as on Turkey's controversial EU bid, obviously incompatible with a popular Political Europe, whose Citizens can find a collective Identity and popular Values, they have already started to magnetize various growing voices accross the European landscape :

"Today, more than ever, it' time for action", they stress from the outset.

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* "We are ready to contribute to activate the EU towards the realisation of these aims, with our EU Partners".

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"We are convinced that, if Europe wants, Europe can", they conclude.
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