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New US President Trump more keen to Fight BioWarfare/BioTerror +Dual BioTech Abuse Worldwide ?

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- New US President Don Trump's International Policy, apparently, looks much more keen than his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, to Fight against growing risks of Dual BioTechnology Abuse Worldwide, where UNO's outlets at nearby Geneva, (but even CoE's "Pharmacopeia" in Strasbourg), could play a potentialy key role :


F.ex., New State Secretary Rex Tillerson's Press Spokesperson, Heather Nauert, has just pointed at a "Non-Proliferation Millestones" note for 2017, which places at least at the Same Level of Crucial Importance as Nuclear Weapons' non-proliferation attempts around Korea, also the "Global Health Security Agenda", and a "New WorkPlan for the (UN) Biological Weapons' Convention (1972BWC), rather optimistically calling them equally "Success Stories" :


 - In fact, even if an elementary "Health Security Agenda" had started from 2014, i.e. during Obama's term, nevertheless, still Today, "Yet there is much work to be done to prevent, detect, and respond to Infectious Disease outbreaks, whether Naturally occurring, Accidental, or Deliberate", warns an official USA Sate Department's Note of December 2017.


- It also points "Against the Use of Disease as a Weapon", according to UNO's "Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)", with "a New, More Ambitious Workplan for the Next 4 Years,  leading to the next Review Conference not later than 2021", in order to overcome the Failure of Obama's 2016 attempt, and advance well beyond that, (in close Cooperation, mainly between Russia, the US, UK, India, etc).


 - "As the Life Sciences rapidly evolve, it is Vital that the International Community cooperate to Prevent the acquisition or use of Biological Weapons by Anyone", USA State Department's note stresses.


 + A UNO Experts' Preparatory Workshop at nearby Geneva, has just "underlined", in this regard, "a Shared Concern about the Dual Potential of Biology", and "the Non-State Actor terrorist Risk".


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++ Meanwhile, in USA's 2018 Budget, even if several other Health-related Funds are reportedly Reduced or remain Stable, nevertheless, Pandemics, Public Health Emergency and/or Defense Measures against Bio-Threats are Augmented + 3%.


+++ Topically, that move comes as International Criminal Court Convention (ICCC) Parties have recently Added use of Biological Weapons among War Crimes.


++++ And President Trump's "National Security Strategy", just published recently, includes, reportedly, a "Bio-Threats" section concerning not only Natural Outbreaks of Epidemics, but also Bio-Terrorism, and even Advancements in Life Sciences that have a Potential to be Mis-Used.


The New US Administration, indeed, reportedly Focuses on Defense against Both Global and Domestic Bio-Threats, extending to a ProActive Policy preventing also the MisUse/Abuse of Advancing BioTechnolgy.


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Last, but not least : By the way, New US President Don Trump's 1st Year in office (2017) has Not yet faced Any so Serious Massive and Life-Threatening Infectious Disease Outbreak at the International level, as those Horrible strange neo/mutated "Virus" Mass Epidemics which had Astonishingly Started to Threaten Hundreds of Millions of People's Health and even Lives, already from Obama's 1st Year on office, i.e. from Early 2009, (initially from somewhere accross San Fransisco's borders to Mexico, etc), up to 2014-2015's "Ebola" crisis, etc...


Just Before that, from his 1st notable Measure, on Mars 2009, Obama had Smashed his predecessor, G.W.Bush's August 2001 Decision to Stop Federal Funds' Expenditure for controversial and dangerous Genetic Manipulations of Human Embryos, provoking loud satisfaction from some Big Bio-Tech. Companies, particularly in California.


But withOut any known Result on vainly promised Medical Breakthroughs agains Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-Vascualar Diseases, and other such Large and Dangerous Diseases, which, on the contrareeey, persist and/or reportedly even spead, scandalously, Worldwide, despite many Hundreds of Millions $ notoriously paid by "Big. Pharma" Corporations to Obama's Electoral Campains from 2008, and much More Spend by US Federal (and Other State Actors, Worlwide) Funds for Gene-Tech. and other related Bio-Technologies, (including also Immune System and Virus research, etc), where, curiously, Human Health-Protecting Science and Technology seems, on the Contrary, to have Stagnated as Never Before, since Pasteur's Times...

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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