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Viewpoint: Notes on PanEuropa Conference "Education in the Digital era" (Jan. 2019)

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 29 January 2019

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Texte: Joanna Michel and Dominique Grandcamp.

Translations in English and German from the original in French + Photo: Patrick Bracker.

(NDLR: Viewpoints are presented as entrusted to "Eurofora" for Publication. Contents engage their Authors).
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The meeting of the pan-European working group of the EPP Group of the European Parliament saw a topical conference with high quality presentations, followed by a passionate and in-depth discussion with the knowledgeable participants, who asked real and relevant questions. The speakers responded brilliantly to the questions adapted during this dialogue.


These contributions will be useful in the context of the European parliamentarians' reflection on this sensitive topical issue. Thanks to the dynamism of its members, the EPP Group is at the forefront of initiative and discussion on thissocietal issue. Let us congratulate the choice of the quality of the speakers and the moderation of the debates by the Chairman of the pan-European working group: the European deputy Lukas Mandl.


Summary report by Joanna Michel and Dominique Grandcamp, groupe Bracker Patrick

Conference: “Education in the context of the digital age” 17.01.2019 EP Strasbourg

Intervenants :


Prof. Andrea Young - Faculty of education and lifelong learning university of Strasbourg
Julie Ward - Member of European Parliament’ member of the CULT committee (UK)
Pavo Barisic - Professor of Philosophy University of Zagreb, former minister for science and education of Croatia, Secretary General of the PanaEuropean union

Sabine Verheyen - Member of European Parliament member of CULT committee (EPP, Germany).


How to change education policy in EU countries, 80% of posts will have to integrate digital tomorrow. How to organize in European countries?It is important to stress that this evolution will have to take into account opportunities and risks.

It is not just a question of technical training, but of a broader approach for future generations.

The evolution of digital is very rapid, and it is predominant in seeking employment throughout Europe.

Digital skills are innate for young people. But there are risks related to fake news, dependency.....(health risk) and isolation as well.

It is good to talk about the education of new generations, but what about the elderly and people in precarious situations who do not have the chance to have access to new technologies.


When we talk about digitization, we must not forget some challenges such as the promotion of linguistic respect, the diversity of languages to develop a universal language and also the social aspects, learning to respect values.

Technological progress will also have to reduce poverty, that is the challenge for our policies.

Digital technology could improve employability, but apart from the technical skills to be developed, it will be necessary to work on communication skills in general.


Latin teaching? Is it useful or not, multilingualism is essential nowadays, especially in Europe without borders.


We must prepare our children for this development, but we must also devote ourselves to the continuing education of adults.


The necessary infrastructure will have to be put in place to deal with this change. And, make them available to the population everywhere, including in the most isolated areas.


To date, nothing is structured or homogenized in terms of infrastructure in the various EU countries. The accompanying measures will be implemented by the municipalities, access to Wi-Fi, Internet, availability of tablets,...


Let us talk more broadly about education, philosophy, for example, is not integrated, the teaching of rights in politics, respect for rules, encouraging young people to fulfil public and civic duties, making them want to play politics,teaching ethics, all these themes are not currently addressed when we talk about digitalization. We should mobilize ourpensioners in this digital evolution, intra-generational evolution is also important to capitalize on the practical skills of our elders.


Digital technology should have the contribution to a fairer and more ethical society, and not just a technical approach.


The subject is very complex because it is also necessary to transmit values not only technical skills, but also the ability to live together, a real social competence.


What about direct online translation? Would it be developed? - The linguistic problems mentioned in all the languages of Europe, coded language, young people who no longer know how to express themselves... What future for this phenomenon?

The education of children in families must be associated with it, how to avoid the pitfalls of digital technology. Many young people are not in the right position to enter the world of education or work because they are too immersed intheir virtual world.

Digital is important but with a human dimension. Does the added value of digital exist? It is not only a question of knowing how to use the devices, but also how to transmit respect..... a holistic digital approach is essential in ourthinking.

How to encourage the greatest curiosity in this field, to motivate people to learn, how to integrate digital technology into the world of music, art and sport?


"The success of this digital evolution can be discussed when intergenerational communication and societal aspects are addressed and integrated. »


Conclusion

The relevant interventions of the speakers, renowned professors are enriched by the interactive discussion with the participants. These meetings represent a dynamic as well as an evolving contribution that continues during theparliamentary work, this is one of the very positive aspects provided by the pan-European working group of the EPP group managed by MP Mandl Lukas and his team in the continuity of Dr Paul Rübig's Presidency.


Indeed, this Action Learning was supported by participants in the debate from many different backgrounds, including us, academics, sociologists, journalists and lawyers, without forgetting the usual qualities of interpretation and activelistening.

Congratulations to all of you


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Auf der Sitzung der paneuropäischen Arbeitsgruppe der EVP-Fraktion des Europäischen Parlaments fand eine thematische Konferenz mit hochkarätigen Vorträgen statt, gefolgt von einer leidenschaftlichen und intensivenDiskussion mit den sachkundigen Teilnehmern, die konkrete und relevante Fragen stellten. Die Referenten beantworteten die während dieses Dialogs angepassten Fragen hervorragend.


Diese Beiträge werden im Zusammenhang mit den Überlegungen der Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments zu diesem sensiblen aktuellen Thema nützlich sein. Dank der Dynamik ihrer Mitglieder steht die EVP-Fraktion bei derInitiative und Diskussion zu diesem gesellschaftlichen Thema an vorderster Front. Wir beglückwünschen die Wahl der Qualität der Redner und die Moderation der Debatten durch den Vorsitzenden der paneuropäischen Arbeitsgruppe: deneuropäischen Abgeordneten Lukas Mandl.

Zusammenfassender Bericht von Joanna Michel und Dominique Grandcamp, Groupe Bracker Patrick

Konferenz: "Bildung im Kontext des digitalen Zeitalters" 17.01.2019 EP Straßburg

Intervenienten :
Prof. Andrea Young - Fakultät für Erziehung und lebenslanges Lernen Universität Straßburg
Julie Ward - Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments' Mitglied des CULT-Ausschusses (UK)
Pavo Barisic - Professor für Philosophie Universität Zagreb, ehemaliger Minister für Wissenschaft und Bildung Kroatiens Generalsekretär der PanaEuropäischen Union Sabine Verheyen - Mitglied des Europäischen Parlaments Mitglied im CULT-Ausschuss (EPP, Deutschland)


Wie man die Bildungspolitik in den EU-Ländern ändern kann, müssen 80% der Stellen morgen digitale Inhalte integrieren. Wie organisiert man sich in europäischen Ländern?

Es ist wichtig zu betonen, dass diese Entwicklung Chancen und Risiken berücksichtigen muss.

Es geht nicht nur um eine technische Ausbildung, sondern um einen breiteren Ansatz für zukünftige Generationen.


Die Entwicklung der digitalen Medien ist sehr schnell, und sie dominiert bei der Arbeitssuche in ganz Europa.

Digitale Fähigkeiten sind für junge Menschen angeboren. Aber es gibt auch Risiken im Zusammenhang mit gefälschten Nachrichten, Abhängigkeit.... (Gesundheitsrisiko) und Isolation.

Es ist gut, über die Bildung neuer Generationen zu sprechen, aber was ist mit älteren Menschen und Menschen in prekären Situationen, die keine Chance auf Zugang zu neuen Technologien haben.


Wenn wir über die Digitalisierung sprechen, dürfen wir einige Herausforderungen nicht vergessen, wie die Förderung des sprachlichen Respekts, die Vielfalt der Sprachen zur Entwicklung einer Universalsprache und auch die sozialenAspekte, indem wir lernen, Werte zu respektieren. Der technologische Fortschritt muss auch die Armut reduzieren, das ist die Herausforderung für unsere Politik.

Die digitale Technologie könnte die Beschäftigungsfähigkeit verbessern, aber abgesehen von den zu entwickelnden technischen Fähigkeiten wird es notwendig sein, an den Kommunikationsfähigkeiten im Allgemeinen zu arbeiten.


Lateinunterricht? Ob es nützlich ist oder nicht, Mehrsprachigkeit ist heutzutage unerlässlich, vor allem in Europa ohne Grenzen.


Wir müssen unsere Kinder auf diese Entwicklung vorbereiten, aber wir müssen uns auch der Weiterbildung von Erwachsenen widmen.


Es muss die notwendige Infrastruktur geschaffen werden, um diesem Wandel zu begegnen. Und sie der Bevölkerung überall zur Verfügung zu stellen, auch in den abgelegensten Gebieten.


Bislang ist in den verschiedenen EU-Ländern nichts in Bezug auf die Infrastruktur strukturiert oder homogenisiert.


Die Begleitmaßnahmen werden von den Gemeinden durchgeführt, Zugang zu Wi-Fi, Internet, Verfügbarkeit von Tabletten,.....


Lassen Sie uns weiter über Bildung sprechen, Philosophie zum Beispiel ist nicht integriert, die Vermittlung von Rechten in der Politik, die Achtung von Regeln, die Ermutigung junger Menschen, öffentliche und bürgerlichePflichten zu erfüllen, die Lust auf Politik, die Vermittlung von Ethik, all diese Themen werden derzeit nicht behandelt, wenn wir über Digitalisierung sprechen. Wir sollten unsere Rentner für diese digitale Entwicklung mobilisieren, dieintragenerationelle Entwicklung ist auch wichtig, um die praktischen Fähigkeiten unserer Ältesten zu nutzen.

Die digitale Technologie sollte den Beitrag zu einer gerechteren und ethischeren Gesellschaft leisten und nicht nur einen technischen Ansatz. Das Thema ist sehr komplex, denn es ist auch notwendig, Werte zu vermitteln, nicht nurtechnische Fähigkeiten, sondern auch die Fähigkeit zum Zusammenleben, eine echte soziale Kompetenz.

Wie sieht es mit einer direkten Online-Übersetzung aus? Würde es entwickelt werden? - Die in allen europäischenSprachen genannten Sprachprobleme, die kodierte Sprache, junge Menschen, die nicht mehr in der Lage sind, sich
auszudrücken.... Welche Zukunft für dieses Phänomen?

Die Bildung von Kindern in Familien muss damit verbunden sein, wie man die Fallstricke der digitalen Technologie vermeiden kann. Viele junge Menschen sind nicht in der richtigen Position, um in die Welt der Bildung oder Arbeiteinzusteigen, weil sie zu sehr in ihre virtuelle Welt eingetaucht sind.

Digital ist wichtig, aber mit einer menschlichen Dimension. Gibt es den Mehrwert von Digitaltechnik? Es geht nicht nur darum, zu wissen, wie man die Geräte benutzt, sondern auch, wie man Respekt vermittelt....... ein ganzheitlicherdigitaler Ansatz ist für unser Denken unerlässlich.

Wie kann man die größte Neugierde auf diesem Gebiet wecken, Menschen zum Lernen motivieren, wie kann man die digitale Technologie in die Welt der Musik, Kunst und des Sports integrieren?


"Der Erfolg dieser digitalen Evolution kann diskutiert werden, wenn generationenübergreifende Kommunikation undgesellschaftliche Aspekte angesprochen und integriert werden. »

 

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Die relevanten Beiträge der Referenten, renommierter Professoren werden durch die interaktive Diskussion mit den Teilnehmern bereichert. Diese Treffen stellen einen dynamischen und sich weiterentwickelnden Beitrag dar, derwährend der parlamentarischen Arbeit fortgesetzt wird, dies ist einer der sehr positiven Aspekte der paneuropäischen Arbeitsgruppe der EVP-Fraktion, die von dem Abgeordneten Mandl Lukas und seinem Team in der Kontinuität derPräsidentschaft von Dr. Paul Rübig geleitet wird.

Tatsächlich wurde dieses Action Learning von den Teilnehmern der Debatte aus vielen verschiedenen Bereichen unterstützt, darunter wir selbst, Wissenschaftler, Soziologen, Journalisten und Juristen, ohne die üblichen Qualitätendes Dolmetschens und aktiven Zuhörens zu vergessen.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an alle von euch.


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La rencontre du groupe de travail paneuropéen du groupe PPE du Parlement européen a vu se dérouler une conférence d’actualité comprenant des exposés de haute qualité, suivis d’une discussion passionnée et approfondieavec les participants connaisseurs, qui ont posé des vraies questions pertinentes. Les conférenciers ont répondu brillamment aux questions adaptées lors de ce dialogue.

Ces contributions seront utiles dans le cadre de la réflexion des parlementaires européens sur ce thème d’actualité sensible. Grâce au dynamisme de ses membres, le groupe PPE se trouve à la pointe de l’initiative et de la discussionen cette matière sociétale. Félicitons le choix de la qualité des intervenants ainsi que la modération des débats par le Président du groupe de travail paneuropéen : le député européen Lukas Mandl.


Résumé fait par Joanna Michel and Dominique Grandcamp, groupe Bracker Patrick

Conference: “Education in the context of the digital age” 17.01.2019 EP Strasbourg

Intervenants :
Prof. Andrea Young - Faculty of education and lifelong learning university of Strasbourg
Julie Ward - Member of European Parliament’ member of the CULT committee (UK)
Pavo Barisic - Professor of philosophy University of Zagreb, former minister for science and education of Croatia
Secretary General of the PanaEuropean union
Sabine Verheyen - Member of European Parliament member of CULT committee (EPP, Germany)

Comment modifier la politique d’éducation dans les pays de l'UE, 80% des postes devront intégrer le digital demain.


Comment s'organiser dans les pays européens ?

Il est important de souligner que cette évolution devra prendre en compte des opportunités et des risques.

Il ne s'agit pas de procéder à la formation technique uniquement mais d'avoir une approche plus large pour les générations futures.


L’évolution du digital est très rapide, et elle a une prédominance pour rechercher l'emploi dans toute Europe.


Les compétences numériques sont innées pour les jeunes. Mais il y a des risques liés aux fake news, la dépendance....(risque de santé) et de l'isolement également.


C'est bien d'évoquer l'éducation de nouvelles générations mais quid des anciens, et des personnes en précarité qui n'ont pas cette chance d'avoir un accès aux nouvelles technologies.


Lorsqu'on parle de la digitalisation, il ne faut pas oublier quelques défis tels que la promotion du respect linguistique, la diversité des langues pour développer une langue universelle et aussi les aspects sociaux,apprendre le respect des valeurs.

Les progrès technologiques devront aussi réduire la misère, c’est le défi pour nos
politiques.

Le digital pourrait améliorer l’employabilité, mais en dehors des compétences techniques à développer il va il va falloir travailler les compétences de communication en général.


L’enseignement du latin ? Est-ce utile ou non, le plurilinguisme est essentiel de nos jours, surtout en Europe sans frontières.


Il faut préparer nos enfants à cette évolution mais aussi il faudra se consacrer à la formation continue des adultes.


Il va falloir mettre les infrastructures nécessaires face à cette mutation. Et, les mettre à disposition de la population partout y compris dans les coins les plus isolés.


A ce jour rien n’est structuré, homogénéisé en termes d’infrastructures dans les différents pays de l'UE. Les mesures d’accompagnement seront mises en place par les communes, l’accès au Wi-Fi, à l’internet, mise à disposition des tablettes, ...

Parlons plus large de l'éducation, la philosophie par exemple n’est pas intégrée, l'enseignement des droits dans la politique, le respect des règles, inciter les jeunes à remplir les devoirs publics, civiques, leur donner envie de fairela politique, enseigner l’éthique, tous ces thèmes ne sont pas abordés à l'heure actuelle lorsqu'on parle de la digitalisation.

Il faudrait mobiliser nos retraités dans cette évolution digitale, l'évolution intergénérationnelle est aussi importante pour capitaliser sur les compétences pratiques de nos anciens.

Il faudrait que le digitale ait la contribution à la société plus juste et plus éthique, et non seulement une approche technique. Le sujet est très complexe car il faut aussi transmettre les valeurs non seulement les compétences techniques, mais aussi la compétence à vivre ensemble, une vraie compétence sociale.

Quid de la traduction en ligne directe ? Serait-elle développée ?

- Les problèmes linguistiques évoqués dans toutes les langues de l'Europe, le langage codé, les jeunes qui ne savent plus s'exprimer....Quel avenir face à ce phénomène ?

L'éducation des enfants dans les familles doit y être associées, comment éviter les pièges du numérique. Beaucou de jeunes n’ont pas la bonne posture pour intégrer le monde d’éducation ou de travail car ils sont trop immergés dans leur monde virtuel.

Le digital est important mais avec une dimension humaine. La valeur ajoutée du numérique, existe-elle ?

Il ne s’agit pas uniquement de savoir utiliser les appareils, mais savoir transmettre le respect.... approche holistique de digital est essentielle dans notre raisonnement.


Comment inciter à la plus grande curiosité dans ce domaine, pour motiver à apprendre.Comment intégrer le digital dans le milieu de la musique, de l’art, du sport ?


« On pourra parler du succès de cette évolution numérique lorsque la communication entre les générations sera abordée et intégrée ainsi que les aspects sociétaux. »


Conclusion

Les interventions pertinentes des speakers, professeurs réputés sont enrichies par la discussion interactive avec les participants. Ces rencontres représentent une contribution dynamique ainsi qu'évolutive qui se prolonge lors des travaux parlementaires, c'est là l'un des aspects très positif apporté par le groupe de travail paneuropéen du groupe PPE géré par le député Mandl Lukas et son équipe dans la continuité de la Présidence de Dr Paul Rübig.

En effet, cette Action Learning a été supportée par les participants au débat provenant de nombreux horizons divers, dont nous-mêmes, des universitaires, des sociologues, des journalistes où des juristes sans omettre les qualités habituelles de l'interprétation et de l'écoute active.


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Hu Jia's prize brings SAKHAROV's wife to "EuroFora" on murders of Journalists Politkofskaya, Gongadze and Adali :

- Elena Bonner : "All Journalists' murders must be fully investigated", without Double Standards.                                                                                    

During a special Mega-Event to celebrate 20 Years of SAKHAROV Prize for "Freedom of Thought", attributed in 2008 by EU Parliament to jailed Chinese Cyber-Dissident Hu JIA, the move was reinforced by strongly criticizing the persisting impunity in three cases of Journalists' Murders, such as POLITKOVSKAYA in Russia, GONGADZE in Ukraine, and ADALI in Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.

Any bureaucratic doubt about whether Cyber-dissidents like Hu JIA might have, or not, a right to be protected as all Journalists must be, particularly when they take risks to search, find and publish original and critical News on issues of general interest to the society, could not resist to the emotion provoked by the message of his Wife, Zeng JINYAN spectacularly transmitted at a big screen in EU Parliament's hemicycle :

- "The most important and most interesting thing he did was to ... say the Truth :.. to write about the phenomena he observed... He never stopped Publishing.. on websites, so that the Public could learn about the reality .. and understand it.  In my view, this has been his greatest contribution", stressed the young wife of the jailed man, eager to cite also the cases of other critical journalists who faced various kinds of "harassment".

 - "Welcoming all those who have suffered for defending Human Rights", EU Parliament's President, German MEP Hans Gert POETTERING, who had invited to Strasbourg all former Sakharov prize-winners from various Countries throughout the World, said that "China needs Europe, and Europe needs China : A great nation" with which "we want to have a good relationship", "association and ..friendship". "But we are never going to stop our fight for Human Rights, and No Government can expect this from us".

    - "It's impossible  to achieve goals of Peace, if Human Rights are left out. In fact, Peace and Human Rights are intrinsequaly linked", added POETTERING.

    It's in this spirit that MEPs adopted, on Thursday, a Resolution denouncing that "the criminal
investigation and trial following the murder of (a) Journalist ...raises serious concerns with regard to transparency and respect for the rule of law", when a "brutal killing has not yet been fully investigated and solved in a satisfactory way".

    The text refered to dissident Journalist "Anna POLITOVSKAYA", a critic of Tchechen conflict, killed some years ago in Moscow, where Russian Authorities have found, arrested and are currently judging two executants, while also searching to arrest also a 3rd one, allegedly escaped in Belgium. But they have not yet found the instigators.

     Similar texts were adopted recently also on dissident Ukranian Journalist Georgiy GONGADZE's murder, for which Ukranian Authorities have at least found, arrested and condemned 2 executants to 12 and 13 Years of jail, but not yet the instigators. For that purpose, they recently accepted an International Experts team to participate to the investigations.     

But, it's only for the Murder of dissident Turkish Cypriot Journalist ADALI, in the occupied territories of Cyprus, that Turkey has NOT yet found ANYONE responsible, and even claimed recently inside CoE that it would be "impossible" to do so !    

These astonishing differences exist despite the fact that ECHR condemned alike Ukraine and Turkey with 2 Judgements on the same year : 2005, for the murders of  Journalists GONGADZE and ADALI, strong critics of Corruption in Ukraine, and of Ankara's policies on mass-influx of Turkish Settlers in the Occupied Territories of Cyprus, respectively.    

Regarless of that, CoE's Committee of Ministers, who is entrusted with the duty to supervise execution of ECHR's judgements, has just asked Ukraine's Government to reply to further questions on Gongadze's murder before March 2009, while Turkey, curiously, got a longer postponement for answering questions on Adali's murder, until June...   

A comparison of these cases, raises serious questions about Double Standards :

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On TRANSPARENCY :
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    On Gongadze's murder, CoE's body speaks even about the participation of
"an INTERNATIONAL group of Experts" in the Investigation, (f.ex. of "Tape Recordings"), accepted by Ukraine.
    On the contrary, on Adali's murder, CoE is obliged to repeatedly ask (for a 2nd
time) Turkey whether, at least, it informed the victims' Family, or not...
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- On EFFICIENCY :
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On Gongadze's murder, CoE formally "recalls that the Committee (of Ministers) ..URGED the Ukranian authorities.. to TAKE ALL NECESSARY INVESTIGATIVE STEPS TO ACHIEVE CONCRETE and VISIBLE RESULTS in the INVESTIGATION, aimed at the Identification of the INSTIGATORS and Organisers of the Murder", and "STRONGLY INVITED the Ukranian Authorities to provide information on the PROGRESS IN THE INVESTIGATION", before MARCH 2009.

But, on Adali's murder, on the contrary, CoE's body merely .. "took note" of the "arguments presented by" Cyprus, which denounce the absence of any proof of new "investigation" by Turkey. Following Turkey's own suggestion (!), it simply "noted" that there is "no limitation period" for "any new element" to "lead potentialy (sic !) to a Re-Opening of the Investigation". Without saying who might find any such "new" fact, since Turkey stoped searching... It also POSTPONED the issue until .. JUNE  !
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 - On the PUNISHMENT OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE :
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 -  On Gongadze's murder case, Ukranian Authorities already arrested and condemned, at least 2 suspects, to 12 and 13 Years of jail. And on Politkovskaya's murder at least 2 suspects are judged, and a 3rd one "wanted".

On the contrary, on Adali's murder case, the Turkish authorities simply claim that "it had not been possible to obtain new .. information .. on the basis of which criminal charges could be brought against ANY person" !...

Moreover,  a LETTER sent by Turkey ...2 Years after CoE's 2006 call to re-investigate anew Adali's murder case, is totally EMPTY of Facts ! As Cypus' Delegation denounced earlier, Turkey's Letter ONLY CLAIMS that a "New Investigation" was made without any result, but does NOT even cite ANY FACT to prove it :

F.ex.,on the crucial issue of the "MOTIVATIONS" behind Adali's murder, noted by ECHR, Turkey MERELY CLAIMS that "all allegations  were investigated; without result", but OMITS ANY FACT TO PROVE IT !..(It doesn't even remind which were these "allegations").. .

+ On ECHR's astonishment that the Turkish Occupation regime didn't produce any "BALLISTIC REPORT" on the Shots which murdered Adali, Turkey again repeats, 12 years later, that, still, even until now, "it  was not possible to obtain the BalisticReport"...

- As for the astonishing absence of key-WITNESSES' Testimonies, denounced by ECHR, Turkey agains repeats various pretexts avoiding to reveal anything, (Fex. that a person "left" the Occupied Territories  "on 2002", or that another witness was heard, but without revealing nothing of what he said, etc).

Turkey obviously "FAILS TO MEET THE CRITICISM made BY THE COURT" for lack of any efficient Investigation in Adali's case, concluded Cyprus' Government.
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Replying to our Question which COMPARED these 3 outstanding cases of "JOURNALISTS MURDERS", Adali, Gongadze and Politkovskaya, in order to avoid "Double Standards" by asking from Ukraine and Russia more than what is asked EU candidate Turkey, many European personalities were critical /

They criticised Ankara's recent claim at the CoE to stop investigating, because it would be "impossible to find anyone" responsible for the 5 bullet shots which killed Kutlu ADALI in front of his Family Home, contrary to the other two Journalists' murders, where Ukraine and Russia at least arrested the executants, searching now for the instigators :
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    - "Where was that ? In Turkish Occupied Cyprus ? WITHOUT ANY DOUBT : Any murder of Journalist should be investigated in full ! All these Murders must be investigated !", replied the famous SAKHAROV's wife, Elena BONNER to our question on Adali's case, compared to Gongadze and Politofskaya.

    Elena Bonner spoke us EXCLUSIVELY shortly after being honored by the President
of EU Parliament on the occasion of 20 Years of her husband's SAKHAROV Prize.

    A strong personality, Sakharov's wife even had to struggle against an anonymous EU staffer who, astonishingly, tried to stop her speaking when h heard our question on "Turkey" (!) : - "Please, let me translate, she continues
speaking, don't stop us !", had to cry Sakharov's daughter, (a Journalist
herself), who was translating her mothers' reply, (obliged to speak louder to
make her voice heard despite the harassment).. (= + Audio Proof !)

    Earlier, Elena Bonner also fustigated "Double Standards" at another case, on
Western countries' attitude vis a vis Kosovo and the Kurds : -F.ex. "You have
recognized a few 400.000 Kosovars as an "independent" country, but you still
deny that to 30 millions of Kurds in Turkey !", she denounced.
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    - "This (ADALI's murder) is an issue which should be pursued by the Committee
for Human Rights. That's why we have one, and it's its duty to examine cases of
Journalists' murders as the one you referred to. You should bring the case in
front of that Committee", suggested in reply to our question on Adali, EU
Parliament's President, German MEP Hans Gert POETTERING.

    - "It's impossible  to achieve goals of PEACE, if HUMAN RIGHTS are left out :
in fact, Peace and Human Rights are intrinsequaly linked", added POETTERING.
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    + "For us (European/International Federation of Journalists) it's clear :
Whenever a Journalist is Murdered, the Investigation should continue until
those Responsible are found !", replied earlier to another question on ADALI
EFJ/IFJ's Secretary General, Aidan WHITE.

    Speaking as a matter of General Principle, White asked us for "concrete data"
on the execution of ECHR's judgement on Adali case, in order to "look at it in
depth" and "make a formal statement", in comparison with the other Murdered
Journalist case, also pending at CoE's  Ministers for completing its execution,
on Ukranian Gongadze.
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     From EU Rapporteur on Human Rights, vice-President of EU Parliament Liberties' Committee, MEP Giusto CATANIA, we were told that, since there is an ECHR judgement in both Adali and Gongadge's cases, "Turkey must naturally execute the judgement and make a full and efficient investigation, until those responsible for the Journalist's murder are found and punished".

    Even if "we (Catania's "EuroLeft" Group) support Turkey's EU perspectives, this does not mean that Ankara should not behave properly. On the contrary, it means that they have to meet tough conditions, particularly on Human Rights", was added on the occasion of Adali's murder case.

    Moreover, "since you raise the issue of Mr. Adali's muder as a part of a Series of Journalist's murders, including fex. Gongadze, Politkovskaya, ao., tthen we (EU) could also act together with CoE's Commissioner on Human Rights, Thomas HAMMARBERG, it was suggested.

    - "We (EU) must step up efforts against the problem of IMPUNITY : Real Peace cannot exist without Justice",  stressed also this week at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, French Minister on Human Rights, Mrs Rama YADE.
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