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news EU Parliament President Tajani to "Eurofora": For Solution on Cyprus, withOut Turkish Army
14. 12. 2017. | ACM
EU Parliament President Tajani to @Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"'s Question at his Official Press Conference at EU Heads of State/Government's Summit in Brussels, EU...
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news EU Parliament Sakharov Prize co-winner Ledezma to EF: Unity+Hope for Freedom+Peace in Venezuela
13. 12. 2017. | ACM
EU Parliament Sakharov Prize co-winner Ledezma to EF: Unity+Hope for Freedom+Peace in Venezuela *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- One of the 2 Leaders of the co-Winners of EU Parliament's Sakharov for 2017, (all Oppressed Dissidents to Maduro's controversial regime in Venezuela), f....
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news EUParliament Environment Committee vPresident Javor to EF(+373 MEPs): Health Risk in Kebab Chemical?
12. 12. 2017. | ACM
EUParliament Environment Committee vPresident Javor to EF(+373 MEPs): Health Risk in Kebab Chemical? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo(Partly UPDATED)/- EU Parliament's Environment, Health and Food Safety Committee's vice-President, "Green" MEP Benedek Javor, speaking to...
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news CoE Questions Turkey on UnLawful Exploitation of Cyprus Refugees'Property+Warns Measures in 9 Months
08. 12. 2017. | ACM
CoE Questions Turkey on UnLawful Exploitation of Cyprus Refugees'Property+Warns Measures in 9 Months *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- 47 Member States-strong (including Russia) CoE's Top Political Body, its Committee of (Foreign) Ministers, officialy Raised Questions to Turkey about...
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news EPP: Truth by Ideas. Not Imposed by State/Company! But Turk Mosque Guard Stops USPresident Web tool!
05. 12. 2017. | ACM
EPP: Truth by Ideas. Not Imposed by State/Company! But Turk Mosque Guard Stops USPresident Web tool! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- When "Twitter" was Unexpectedly the only Big Internet Company Absent at CoE's Official Ceremony for the Signing of an Historic Agreement by the...
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news ECHR to hear Muslim Woman's plea against Sharia Law in EU Member Greece, while Erdogan visits
29. 11. 2017. | ACM
ECHR to hear Muslim Woman's plea against Sharia Law in EU Member Greece, while Erdogan visits  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While, for the 1st Time in 65 Years, a Turkey's President will be Visiting Greece, where he wants to meet also with a Muslim Minority of Greek Citizens at a...
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news ERC Head Bourguignon to EF on Scientific Research Impact to Society, key of EU Funds Future Strategy
25. 11. 2017. | ACM
ERC Head Bourguignon to EF on Scientific Research Impact to Society, key of EU Funds Future Strategy  - *Strasbourg/European RDV 2017/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU Political Leaders nowadays Prepare a New Multi-Annual Program for EU Funds to Scientific/Technological Research in the Post-2020 Future of...
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news ECHR to influence Italy's Prime Minister Election after Hearing on controversial Ban of Berlusconi ?
22. 11. 2017. | ACM
ECHR to influence Italy's Prime Minister Election after Hearing on controversial Ban of Berlusconi ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- ECHR is practically due to decide, in the Next few Months, indirectly but surely,  who will be Italy's next Prime Minister, (See Infra), if one believes Polls which...
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news Germany: Mass Irregular Migration (via Turkey) problems Stop Jamaica Coalition, but point to Bahamas
20. 11. 2017. | ACM
Germany: Mass Irregular Migration (via Turkey) problems Stop Jamaica Coalition, but point to Bahamas *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Can Adenauer's Historic moves, (See Infra), Joining Nowadays German People's Democratically Expressed Will in Recent Elections, (both at Regional and...
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news Germany : Real "Greens", or Greedy Foreign Lobbies ?
18. 11. 2017. | ACM
Germany : Real *Strasbourg/-  -"Where have all the Flowers gone ?", Joan Baez used to sing, during the Vietnam War.  But, Nowadays, in Germany, and often elsewhere in Europe, it's once again,...
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news EU-Germany: Greens' controversial Push for More Migrants (+via Turkey) to End EU role on Migration ?
17. 11. 2017. | ACM
EU-Germany: Greens' controversial Push for More Migrants (+via Turkey) to End EU role on Migration ?  *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...
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news French Republicans Head Wauquiez to EF for a Strong France in a Strong Europe: Start from Grassroots
16. 11. 2017. | ACM
French Republicans Head Wauquiez to EF for a Strong France in a Strong Europe: Start from Grassroots *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...
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news Top Conservative UK MEP Tannock to EF: Questions raised on British Bases in Cyprus after BREXIT
15. 11. 2017. | ACM
Top Conservative UK MEP Tannock to EF:  Questions raised on British Bases in Cyprus after BREXIT  *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...
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news CoE new Chairman, Minister Samuelsen - Danish Presidency to EF+ on big moves on Human Rights in 2018
15. 11. 2017. | ACM
CoE new Chairman, Minister Samuelsen - Danish Presidency to EF+ on big moves on Human Rights in 2018  *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...
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news EU Parliament President Tajani to EF: Cooperate with CoE on Web Journalist Daphne Murder Enquiry ?!
14. 11. 2017. | ACM
EU Parliament President Tajani to EF: Cooperate with CoE on Web Journalist Daphne Murder Enquiry ?! *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,...
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news pro-Gay Marriage Billionaire Bezos Media slander Judge Moore who Sacrificed Job for Natural Marriage
12. 11. 2017. | ACM
pro-Gay Marriage Billionaire Bezos Media slander Judge Moore who Sacrificed Job for Natural Marriage *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Abusing of Similar Tactics as those who had attacked Pope (em.) Benedict's Christian Catholic Church in a recent Past, shortly after he had engaged a Strong Battle...
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news EUROCORPS New Commander, General Weigt to EF: Next Years important for Decisions on EU Defence
11. 11. 2017. | ACM
EUROCORPS New Commander, General Weigt to EF: Next Years important for Decisions on EU Defence  *Strasbourg/WW1 Armistice Ceremony/Angelo Marcopolo/- EUROCORPS' new Commander for the Period of 2017-2019, General Jürgen Weigt, speaking to "Eurofora", expressed a careful but clear...
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news CoE SG Jagland Wonders What Turkey may Seek by Threats to Reduce its Financial Contribution
08. 11. 2017. | ACM
CoE SG Jagland Wonders What Turkey may Seek by Threats to Reduce its Financial Contribution *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong CoE's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, former Norway's Prime Minister, speaking to Journalists in Strasbourg,...
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news CoE Secretary General Jagland to EF: Independent Monitoring = Key against Corruption of Judges
07. 11. 2017. | ACM
CoE Secretary General Jagland to EF: Independent Monitoring = Key against Corruption of Judges *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Questioned by "Eurofora" about the Independence of Mechanisms to Monitor the Prevention or Eradication of Corruption risks among Judges, in order to...
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news US: Anti-Russian War-Mongering Bad Losers Hystery FLOP: Nothing but Tintin Rastapopoulos Irrelevancy
04. 11. 2017. | ACM
US: Anti-Russian War-Mongering Bad Losers Hystery FLOP: Nothing but Tintin Rastapopoulos Irrelevancy *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Controversial and UnPopular Establishment's "Deep State"'s (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/journalistgreenwaldfortrumpondeepstate.html)...
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news PanEuropean AudioVisual Observatory Experts to "EF" 25 Years After: Focus on Web NewsMedia +Video OD
03. 11. 2017. | ACM
PanEuropean AudioVisual Observatory Experts to  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 41 Member-States strong (including Russia, etc), CoE's Observatory for AudioVisual works (EAVO), which was Created on 1992, when Cinema Films'...
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news French Minister of Justice Belloubet to EF: -Debate on eventual New BioEthical Rules from 2018 ?
31. 10. 2017. | ACM
French Minister of Justice Belloubet to EF: -Debate on eventual New BioEthical Rules from 2018 ? *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's from 2018 that should Start Debates on key BioEthical Issues, including in France, that President Macron Highlighted at the Conclusion of his Speech at...
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news CoE-Russia : Macron + Jagland for saveguarding a PanEuropean Area from Lisbon to Vladivostok
31. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE-Russia : Macron + Jagland for saveguarding a PanEuropean Area from Lisbon to Vladivostok *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's Both the New French President Emmanuel Macron and CoE's Secetary General Thornbjorn Jagland, former Norway Prime Minister and NOBEL Peace Prize Oslo...
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news CoE Spokesman Holtgen to EF on French President Macron Talks with SG Jagland: Russia + ECHR Issues ?
30. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE Spokesman Holtgen to EF on French President Macron Talks with SG Jagland: Russia + ECHR Issues ?   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-  Among the most Topical Questions that the PanEuropean Organisation's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, former Prime Minister of Norway and NOBEL Peace...
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news French JHA Minister Collomb to "EF": Ecumenic Religious Dialogue can help Build Europe + Humanity
27. 10. 2017. | ACM
French JHA Minister Collomb to   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's by Continuous Dialogue also in Ecumenic, Religious aspects, that People can help Build a Strong European Society and even the Future of Humanity,...
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news EU Defence Rapporteur (f. Minister) Paet to Eurofora : Space Tech Important for Autonomy
25. 10. 2017. | ACM
EU Defence Rapporteur (f. Minister) Paet to Eurofora : Space Tech Important for Autonomy *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament's Rapporteur on the European Defence Union, experienced former Foreign Minister of Estonia, who currently Chairs the EU for the period of July -...
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news CoE BioEthics Committee Head Ioan to EF: Plan on New Challenges Mid 2018+Conference asks pub. Debate
25. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE BioEthics Committee Head Ioan to EF: Plan on New Challenges Mid 2018+Conference asks pub. Debate *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong (including Russia) CoE's BioEthics' (CDBI) Committee President, Dr. Beatrice Ioan from Romania, had just spoken...
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news Czech Vote: New center-Right Citizens movements Win v. Kafka Castle Traditional Establishment's Left
21. 10. 2017. | ACM
Czech Vote: New center-Right Citizens movements Win v. Kafka Castle Traditional Establishment's Left *From Brussels to Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Stonger and quite Different than usually Expected, interesting New potential Political Patterns appear to Emerge from Today's 2017 Parliamentary...
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news Macron : Citizens' Debates on EU's Future = crucial from Summer 2018
20. 10. 2017. | ACM
Macron : Citizens' Debates on EU's Future = crucial from Summer 2018  *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's around Summer 2018 that EU Citizens' potential Role in PanEuropean Public Debates on the Future of Europe, is due to arrive at a Crucial Stage,...
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news +Merkel: Long EU Debate with Various Views+Concerns on Turkey, Starts by Funds' Cut
20. 10. 2017. | ACM
+Merkel: Long EU Debate with Various Views+Concerns on Turkey, Starts by Funds' Cut   *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- By wishing, with a Smile, ..."Good Morning !" to "Eurofora" and other Journalists present at her entry for an UnExpectedly Delayed Press...
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news EPP Head Daul slams Turkey for recent Deadlock on Cyprus' ReUnification + Enclaved People's Rights
19. 10. 2017. | ACM
EPP Head Daul slams Turkey for recent Deadlock on Cyprus' ReUnification + Enclaved People's Rights *Brussels/EPP Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The recent "Disappointment" for a Deadlock on UN Talks for a Solution on Cyprus' ReUnification, is mainly due to Turkey's claims to maintain...
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news Juncker regrets lack of EU States' Unanimity for Mandate to Negotiate Peaceful Deal with Russia
19. 10. 2017. | ACM
Juncker regrets lack of EU States' Unanimity for Mandate to Negotiate Peaceful Deal with Russia *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/-  EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, Criticized the Obstacles which still Prevent him from Negotiating an adequate way Out of a reciprocally...
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news Rumours that Socialists negotiate with Rightists in Austria !
19. 10. 2017. | ACM
Rumours that Socialists negotiate with Rightists in Austria ! *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- While speculations are still going on about possible Coalitions for a New Government in Austria, lead by Frontrunner, and Number 1 Winner, Sebastian Kurz,...
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news Austrian Election 1st Winner, Kurz to Eurofora: I met the Norway Prime Minister too in Brussels !...
19. 10. 2017. | ACM
Austrian Election 1st Winner, Kurz to Eurofora: I met the Norway Prime Minister too in Brussels !...   *Brussels/EPP Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Symbolic but Timely Fact that he's just met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, revealed the Number 1 Winner of the Austrian Elections, and...
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news EPP SG Isturiz to EF on Catalonia row: Let's Hope that they don't stick on Secession at Saturday...
19. 10. 2017. | ACM
EPP SG Isturiz to EF on Catalonia row: Let's Hope that they don't stick on Secession at Saturday...   @Brussels/EPP Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Until Saturday, (21 October 2017), Important Decisions are due to be taken, particularly in Barcelona, on Spain's Catalonia Region's...
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news CLRAE President Moesler-Törnstorm to EF on Catalonia: Solution according to the Constitution
18. 10. 2017. | ACM
CLRAE President Moesler-Törnstorm to EF on Catalonia: Solution according to the Constitution  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora", CoE's Local and Regional Autonomy watchdog (CLRAE)'s President, Gudrun Moesler-Törnstorm, explained what she meant,...
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news CLRAE President Mosler-Törnstorm: OK Regional Self-Government But Do Not push our States to Implode!
18. 10. 2017. | ACM
CLRAE President Mosler-Törnstorm: OK Regional Self-Government But Do Not push our States to Implode! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Opening an important Session of CoE's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE: 18-20 October 2017), which is due to Debate also a...
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news EPP vice-Presiden+CLRAE f.Head, van Staa to EF-Austrian Unity of the Right can work well
18. 10. 2017. | ACM
EPP vice-Presiden+CLRAE f.Head, van Staa to EF-Austrian Unity of the Right can work well  @Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced, Twice Elected President of PanEuropean CoE's Local and Regional Authorities' Congress (CLRAE), and currently vice-President of its Biggest...
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news CoE Local Authorities President Knape to EF: To prevent Terrorism Cities must skip Ghettos+Integrate
18. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE Local Authorities President Knape to EF: To prevent Terrorism Cities must skip Ghettos+Integrate   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced, Long-Time President of CoE's Chamber for Local Authorities, Anders Knape from Sweden, speaking to "Eurofora", stressed that Cities'...
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news CLRAE vicePresident Angelopoulos to "EF": EU-Turkey Mass Migrants Deal must be Ameliorated
18. 10. 2017. | ACM
CLRAE vicePresident Angelopoulos to *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's clear that Greece canNot bear alone all the burden of those Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants who are brought in Europe through Neighbouring Turkey,...
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news Investigative Journalist Daphne's Murder and Independent Web's Importance over Establishment's Media
16. 10. 2017. | ACM
Investigative Journalist Daphne's Murder and Independent Web's Importance over Establishment's Media *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Journalist's independent Web "NoteBook", which became Popular by its Freedom of Criticism and Investigative Journalism,  proved to be much more...
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news Elections' results: Austria to become the 5th EU Country with Unity of All the Right ?
15. 10. 2017. | ACM
Elections' results: Austria to become the 5th EU Country with Unity of All the Right ?  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After Norway, Denmark, Finland and Bulgaria (etc), Austria seems due to become the 5th EU Country with a New Government forged on the basis of a Unity among All the...
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news New PACE President Kyriakides to "EF": Trust, Russia, New Summit + Fight v. Corruption = Priorities
13. 10. 2017. | ACM
New PACE President Kyriakides to *Stasbourg/CoE/Angel Marcopolo/- Replying to "Eurofora"s Questions, CoE Parliamentary Assembly's New President, mainstream ChristianDemocrat/EPP MEP from the Governing Party in Cyprus,...
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news CoE Rule of Law Criteria include Eurofora idea on Dialogue with Citizens before important Decisions
12. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE Rule of Law Criteria include Eurofora idea on Dialogue with Citizens before important Decisions *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of the PanEuropean Organisation for Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights, CoE, has just decided to Start Implementing, in real...
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news Ukraine's Poroshenko +PACE Chair Kyriakides (Cyprus): No Credentials+No Dialogue during Occupation ?
11. 10. 2017. | ACM
Ukraine's Poroshenko +PACE Chair Kyriakides (Cyprus): No Credentials+No Dialogue during Occupation ?  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite the Kind Words between them, when Hard Facts were discussd with MEPs, the exchanges between Ukranian President Petro Poroschenko and CoE Assembly's...
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news CoE: Life-long Genetic AppartHeid accepted + incited by Report drafted in Strange Context ?!
11. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE: Life-long Genetic AppartHeid accepted + incited by Report drafted in Strange Context ?! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- A very "Tricky" CoE Report, Debated and Voted Tomorrow, on the "Hottest" BioEthical Issue: that of "new  Genetic Technologies" that...
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news 1st PACE President from Cyprus Kyriakides among Czech President Zeman +CoESG Jagland moves on Russia
10. 10. 2017. | ACM
1st PACE President from Cyprus Kyriakides among Czech President Zeman +CoESG Jagland moves on Russia *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- After stressing to Journalists her "Firm Belief to Human Rights" and her Intention to "treat All CoE's Member States Equally", the New...
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news Cyprus' Lady MEP leads Eminent Lithuanian MEP in Surprize Vote for New CoE Assembly President
09. 10. 2017. | ACM
Cyprus' Lady MEP leads Eminent Lithuanian MEP in Surprize Vote for New CoE Assembly President *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just after the "Bumpy" Controversy which pushed at the Out-going CoE Parliamentary Assembly's (PACE) President, Pedro Agramunt's last-minute,...
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news CoE Assembly SG Sawicki to EF: Russian MEPs can Participate+Vote, even if some asked Sanctions Later
06. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE Assembly SG Sawicki to EF: Russian MEPs can Participate+Vote, even if some asked Sanctions Later *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-  Russian MEPs' eventual Return at the CoE on Monday, starting with full Rights, is not only Possible, but might even have Saved, perhaps, outgoing PACE...
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news CoE Committee wants to Stop Turkey's candidates from entering in the ECHR
06. 10. 2017. | ACM
CoE Committee wants to Stop Turkey's candidates from entering in the ECHR *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- At the Same Time that a Judge imPrisoned in Turkey was chosen as one among the 3 Candidates for prestigious "Vaklav Havel" Human Rights Prize award, next...
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news New Strasbourg 'Great East' Region Prefect Marx to "EF": TransBorder Links now = Necessity+Dynamism
05. 10. 2017. | ACM
New Strasbourg 'Great East' Region Prefect Marx to *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- A New French President, Emmanuel Macron, bringing also a New Prefect, Jean-Claude Marx, in Strasbourg's strategic PanEuropean Headquarters of the CoE, EU...
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news Cyprus-UK BREXIT Negotiation will Start+Advance well, says to "EF" Governing Party MEP Christoforou
03. 10. 2017. | ACM
Cyprus-UK BREXIT Negotiation will Start+Advance well, says to *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Forhcoming Cyprus - UK Negotiations on relevant "BREXIT"'s aspects would Start soon and shall Advance Well, optimistically said to...
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news Scheduled EU Parliament's Vote on critical Resolution on Turkey ... vanishes mysteriously !
03. 10. 2017. | ACM
Scheduled EU Parliament's Vote on critical Resolution on Turkey ... vanishes mysteriously !  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just After the German Elections (but still Before the Austrian a.o.), suddenly, an Expected, officially Announced, and even initialy Registered, EU...
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news EUParliament: Fight v. Islamist Terror Attacks in EU/USA, + Debate on Secessionist trouble in Spain
02. 10. 2017. | ACM
EUParliament: Fight v. Islamist Terror Attacks in EU/USA, + Debate on Secessionist trouble in Spain   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament had to Handle Today a series of various "Hot" Topical Issues currently Challenging Europe, at the opening of its full Plenary Session this...
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news French Regions' President Richert quits + points at Identity+General Interest, in Mystery..
30. 09. 2017. | ACM
French Regions' President Richert quits + points at Identity+General Interest, in Mystery.. *Strasbourg/Great East Region HQ/Angelo Marcopolo/- The most Experienced French "Regionalist" Top Politician, at EU's Core area of Strasbourg, the ChristianDemocrat/EPP President of the...
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news EPPSG Isturiz to EF: Secessionist Catalan Referendum Propaganda abused Anti-IS Terror Demonstration
28. 09. 2017. | ACM
EPPSG  Isturiz to EF: Secessionist Catalan Referendum Propaganda abused Anti-IS Terror Demonstration *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- While the Controversy on a pro-Secession Referendum in Catalonia Region of Spain approaches the scheduled Day of October 1st, even if EU Parliament...
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news European People back Judge Moore's Fight in Alabama (US) for Natural Family +by key Votes in Germany
25. 09. 2017. | ACM
European People back Judge Moore's Fight in Alabama (US) for Natural Family +by key Votes in Germany *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While an Emblematic and Symbolic Vote, but also Politically Crucial for USA's foreseeable Future, starts Tomorrow at Alabama's Mediatic GOP Primary for a New...
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news German People voted : Crystal-clear Absolute Majority to the Right + 56 % !
24. 09. 2017. | ACM
German People voted : Crystal-clear Absolute Majority to the Right + 56 % !  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just after Norway, even stronger in Germany, Democracy spoke this September 2017 : The German People gave a Crystal-clear Absolute Majority to the Right with more than...
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news CoE asks Turkey for Content of Effective Investigation+Tangible Result on Cyprus MISSING People Fast
22. 09. 2017. | ACM
CoE asks Turkey for Content of Effective Investigation+Tangible Result on Cyprus MISSING People Fast *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an Important Decision taken by CoE's Top Political Body, its Committee of Ministers, the PanEuropean Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law...
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news A Real Bomb : London a.o. recent Islamist Terror Attacks reveal more Social Links + Security Gaps !
21. 09. 2017. | ACM
A Real Bomb : London a.o. recent Islamist Terror Attacks reveal more Social Links + Security Gaps ! *Strasbourg/- An Explosive Mixture, made out of recent Mass Migration from the Middle East, known but tolerated Radicalisation, fanatic Hate, galoping Islamisation, personal Conflicts, and more or...
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news CoE/ECHR: Turkey Fails to show Content of Enquiry for MISSING Cypriots, doesN't Pay, Hides Proof
19. 09. 2017. | ACM
CoE/ECHR: Turkey Fails to show Content of Enquiry for MISSING Cypriots, doesN't Pay, Hides Proof *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/ [UPDATED]- Eve of a crucial CoE Ministers' meeting on ECHR case-Law Implementation (19-21/9/2017), Turkey Failed to show Any concrete Content of Investigation on...
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news Schaüble + Juncker to Eurofora, with Merkel : - Shift towards a Deep Europe ?
18. 09. 2017. | ACM
Schaüble + Juncker to Eurofora, with Merkel :  - Shift towards a Deep Europe ?   *Offenburg (Germany)/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, succeeded Today, on 2017, to IMF's Chief, Catherine Lagarde, who had been the Invited Keenote Speaker...
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news CoE Commissioner Mujnieks+IPCAN Head Toubon to EF: Terror Suspects+Victims' Rights v. Police
15. 09. 2017. | ACM
CoE Commissioner Mujnieks+IPCAN Head Toubon to EF: Terror Suspects+Victims' Rights v. Police *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- In fact, it's on their main Duty to Protect Humanity against Barbarism, that conscientious Policemen have to Focus, Both when they must be Tough, Fast, Bold and...
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news EU Steps up its Criticism v. Turkey's unpopular EU bid, but Postpones Decision after German Election
13. 09. 2017. | ACM
EU Steps up its Criticism v. Turkey's unpopular EU bid, but Postpones Decision after German Election *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Closely Related to a Crucial Debate on Europe's foreseeable Future, launched Today in EU Parliament's plenary by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...
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news EU Chief BREXIT Negotiator Barnier to "Eurofora": -I Think we'll reach a Deal Before 2019 Election
12. 09. 2017. | ACM
EU Chief BREXIT Negotiator Barnier to *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite recent concerns by some that Bumpy EU - UK Negotiations on BREXIT might drag their feet Longer than a March 2019 Time Deadline, nevertheless,...
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news Merkel v. Islamist Terror, for Safety,Freedom+Live Well Together,Strong EU, eve of 9/11, in hit City
09. 09. 2017. | ACM
Merkel v. Islamist Terror, for Safety,Freedom+Live Well Together,Strong EU, eve of 9/11, in hit City   *Reutlingen (Germany)/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's at the Eve of 9/11's Anniversary, (for the 1st time with an US President having expressed Doubts on New York WTC's Collapse after 2...
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news EUROCORPS German Presidency (2017-19) Spokesman to EF on Drones use: Not scheduled, but Nor Excluded
07. 09. 2017. | ACM
EUROCORPS German Presidency (2017-19) Spokesman to EF on Drones use: Not scheduled, but Nor Excluded *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- During the incoming German Presidency of EUROCORPS for 2 Years (9/2017 - 8/2019), the use of Drones, announced Earlier this week by the New French Defense Minister...
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news EPP President Daul calls to Revise EU Asylum/Migration Policy after Political Assembly in Denmark
05. 09. 2017. | ACM
EPP President Daul calls to Revise EU Asylum/Migration Policy after Political Assembly in Denmark *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Experienced President of the European ChristianDemocrat/EPP Party, (which includes representatives from 41 Countries), former Long-Time Chairman of EU...
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news French Europe+Foreign Affairs Minister Drian to "EF": Digital EU plans suspended on German Election
01. 09. 2017. | ACM
French Europe+Foreign Affairs Minister Drian to *Strasbourg/EuroFair/Angelo Marcopolo/- Decisions on forthcoming EU's new Digital Projects are practicaly suspended until the German Elections at the End of this Month (24/9/2017), replied, in...
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news CoE Debate: ESTC v.President, Vatican Life Expert, Professor Thiel to Eurofora: Fraternity+BioEthics
30. 08. 2017. | ACM
CoE Debate: ESTC v.President, Vatican Life Expert, Professor Thiel to Eurofora: Fraternity+BioEthics *Strasbourg/Council of Europe/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" just after having Chaired an International Conference opened by CoE's deputy Secretary General, (the experienced...
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news EU "Big 4" Paris Migration Summit: Hotspots in Africa+Stop Irregular Migrants. Why Not in Turkey ?
28. 08. 2017. | ACM
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CoE Local/Regional Democracy Watchdog's Chief Frecon to Eurofora on Ukraine Summit: Boost Dialogue !

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30. 09. 2015.
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean CoE's Watchdog on Local/Regional Democracy's President, experienced Senator Jean-Claude Frecon, from the Governing Socialist Party in France, speaking to "EuroFora" on the forthcoming Local/Regional Elections in Ukraine on October 2015, which are expected to be Crucial for the Peace process according to the Minsk Agreements, that a Quadrilateral Summit between the Leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine are due to thoroughly Examine in a Summit in Paris on Friday, endorsed the view that, if a Postponement of those Elections in the Autonomist Regions of Donetsk/Luhansk might Help to Start and Develop a real Dialogue between all sides involoved, on the concrete details of the Future Political Solution to the Conflict, then, that Proposal of Compromise reportedly made Recently by Representatives of those areas, might, indeed, become Helpful.

 


    => In fact, what is Essential to try to obtain in the forthcoming Summit for Ukraine, is to Boost a Dialogue among all sides involved, according to the Minsk Agreements, on the main oustanding issues, particularly concerning the imminent Local/Regional Elections, the Status of the DeCentralisation in the Donetsk/Luhansk Regions held by Autonomists, etc, he stressed to Reply to an "Eurofora" Question in Conclusion, (See Infra).

      - "We (CLRAE) have already said that a kind of (Local/regional) Autonomy for those areas could be a Good Solution, in Ukraine as elsewhere, but, naturally, in the Framework of the Country's Territorial Integrity", President Frecon stressed from the Outset, as a matter of Principle.


    -"This was inscribed (recently) in the Ukranian Legislation, even if some sectors of the Extreme Right, don't like it at all". CLRAE's Head observed, concerning some Troubles reportedly provoked after the Vote of a relevant Draft Law by the Ukranian Parliament, at a 1st Lecture, that President Poroshenko has strongly Condemned.  


    - "But what do they want, in fact : Return Back to the War ?", Jean-Claude Frecon wondered, reminding the Tragic Deadly and Destructive Ukranian Conflict which has stroke since February 2014 that formerly Peaceful European Country, provoking, according to Figures published at the Beginning of September 2015 by UNO's High Commissioner on Human Rights, at nearby Geneva, More than 8.000 Dead, and 17.810 Wounded Victims, many among them being simple Civilian People.


    - "In order to Avoid War, trying to Help People Live Together, and start some Dialogue between them, Hoping that this Dialogue will be Conclusive" for the completion of a Political Solution, "it's simply Better to tell them (i.e. to the Donetsk/Luhansk Autonomists) that you Remain inside the Ukranian Country, but we  (Kiev's Central Government) give you some Autonomy", he resumed in substance.


    - At any case, "we, neither inside the CLRAE, nor in the Entire CoE, we are Not in favor of saying that, Today we have 47 Member Countries, but in the Future we might have, perhaps more than 50 or even 100 ! No, we (CoE) are Not at all for such a thing", he clearly underlined, adiopting a Critical stance vis a vis Various  recent Trends, mutatis-mutandis, also in some Other European Countries, such as, f.ex. in UK's Scotland, Spain's Catalognia, etc., where Popular Referendums for Independence, or not, have been notoriously asked and voted, (however without obtaining yet any Majority of Votes in Neither among them)..


    - Thus, "F.ex., among others, for Catalonia, it was said in substance that you are part of the Country (Spain), but you can Speak the Catalonian Language too". Also in Ukraine, "even if the Ukranian remains the Official Language of the Country, neverteless, in the Regions where the Large Majority of the Population are Russian-Speakers, they are told that they can Continue to use Both Languages, which, by the way, are Not so Differend between them....", he noted.


    >>> Questioned by "EuroFora" about a Recent Proposal of Compromise, reportedly made earlier this Month, by Representatives of the Donetsk/Luhansk Autonomists, to eventualy Postpone for later-on, (f.ex. for February 2016), the Local/Regional Elections due to be held in that area, as also throughout the rest of Ukraine on October 2015, but apparently strongly Contested by Kiev's Central Government, which claims that the Conditions required for such an Election would Not yet exist, or not entirely fulfilled in the pro-Autonomists' areas, CLRAE's Head appeared quite Positive, but under one Key Condition ;


    >>> - "If we can Hope that a certain Dialogue could be established, then, we have to Try that !", PanEuropean CoE's Watchdog for Local/Regional Democracy's experienced Head clearly advised, in reply to the above-mentioned "EuroFora"s Question.


      - "F.ex., if they tell us that we need some Weeks or Months more, in order to hold a Dialogue, then, I think, that Naturally, this should be accepted", he resumed.


     - "But we don't know yet" if it will work, or not. "So, what I'm advising, in substance, is, despite everything, to put, at least, a little of water in the wine", (typical French expression calling for Moderation),  "Even if we didn't obtain something very Big" (in the key promise for a process of DeCentralisation of Power, in exchange of some other concessions from the Autonomists), "at least, we obtained Some Concessions". And, in general, in this as also in Other cases, "you never know if, what Exists Today, might Not Remain for Ever", he Warned all involved.


    + Meanwhile, "the CLRAE, which will hold its Next Plenary Session" in Strasbourg "in 3 Weeks" Time,is due to "Send a Team of about 30 Observers" for the forthcoming Local/Regional Elections in Ukraine, "and there are 10 People more, comming from the (CoE's) Parliamentary Assembly, who Asked to come Together with us", anounced to "EuroFora" the President of the PanEuropean Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (CLRAE). "Because we have a crystal-clear legal Mandate for that", he concluded.


    => Finally, expressing the Wish of PanEuropean CoE's Competent body for Local/Regional DeCentralisation and Democracy, from the forthcoming Quadrilateral Summit on Ukraine, scheduled for Friday, President Frecon stressed that, - "What We (CLRAE) want, First of all, is that they all Sit around the Same Table" for Peace Talks, as he pointed out.


    - "So, at least the Russians and the current Ukranians Government should be there", together with France and Germany. And he acknowledged that, according to the Minsk Agreements, a "Dialogue" on  certain Crucial Key points, must include also Representatives of all sides, i.e. also or the Donetsk/Luhansk areas held by Autonomists, (Comp. Supra).

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    - "Naturally, Yes. But we know that this will be Difficult. That's why, even if we might not obtain, right from the Start, a Full Negotiation, but, at least, a kind of Partial Negotiation, then, it could be OK for us", i.e. for the PanEuropean Organisation of Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, i.e. the CoE, President Jean-Claude Frecon concluded in fine, as thing stand Today.

 

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EU Vote : Strasbourg's Daul wins 3 landslides, guiding EPP in larger than expected European victory

Pisac ACM
07. 06. 2009.

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Guiding the largest Group of MEPs to a bigger than expected pan-European victory over exhausted or fragmented competitors, overcoming even the results of a scheduled split, and winning brillant scores at his home town : Strasbourg, region : Alsace, and country : France, Joseph Daul, the President of the European People's Party EPP/ChristianDemocrats, succeeded also to be both present in Brussels and Strasbourg at the same time, thanks to a duplex connexion...

Daul's EPP list got some 28%, clearly distancing PS' 23% in Strasbourg, despite a recently elected Socialist Mayor. More than 29%, compared to PS' less than 17%, in his Constituency : East. Some 33%, (i.e. almost double than "Greens"' 17% who follow), in his Region, Alsace. And his National Party : UMP clearly won in France with 28%, the PS following with only 16%, (equal to "Greens")..

More important, Daul's EPP Group inside EU Parliament, with some 265 MEPs kept a solid 1st place, much Higher than all other Groups, and even augmented its lead over Socialists, who lose many MEPs, falling down to some 160 MEPs only. Thus, he managed to succesfully overcome a scheduled split by British Conservatives and a few others who were added to various Independents at his right : About 90 MEPS searching an attachment. Most of them have already said that they would often vote together, according to selective agreements with the EPP Group.

In fact, it's Daul Group's Solidity, added to EPP candidate MEPs' gains in several EU Countries, which makes of the EPP a kind of "Center of Gravity" in the new EU Parliament (2009-2014), around which, various, more or less close circles of much smaller Groups can float, according to punctual or structural deals.

Many variations become, thus, possible : After losing more than 100 MEPs EU-wide, Socialists, with only 160 MEPs, cannot rely on a tiny (+6) augmentation of the small "Green" group (with only some 51 MEPs), nor on the diminished, 30 MEPs EuroLeft group, to challenge EU Parliament's powers wihout the EPP. But Liberals, despite losing some -20 MEPs, could, theoretically, add their remaining 80 MEPs to EPP's 265 MEPs or so, to get an absolute Majority. Unless EPP's 265-MEPs strong Group succeeds to attract at least some 70 MEPs from Small Groups as UEN, Ind/Dem and various others or Independents, which total more than 145 MEPs in all, to form another Majority, at the center-right..

Wisely, Daul has resisted to Journalists' questions in Strasbourg on who will be the next EU Parliament's President, (while also avoiding questions on EU Commission before June 7), arguying that "we must first see what the final outcome of the (June 2009) Elections will be".

Speculations focused on a choice between an agreement with Socialist Group's leader, Martin Schultz of Germany for a rotating presidency, as previously, or with Liberal Group's leader, Graham Watson from the UK. But other last-minute possibilities cannot be excluded.

If Cameron, the British Conservative party's leader, hadn't been pushed by some to try to make a small split Group out of the EPP (as in a remote Past), then, his MEPs would be Members of a most influential Group in EU Parliament, close to an Absolute Majority (EPP having, in this case, some 360 MEPs out of a total of 736)..

Schultz's confirmation, earlier to "EuroFora", that the PS would like to keep a "technical agreement" of the past with the EPP, (on a rotating chairmanship), wasn't a surprise. EU sources indicated that for the first 2,5 years, among EPP candidates might be vice-presidents Mario Mauro (Italy) or Poland's Buzek, etc., followed by PS' turn.

Watson is focusing on Political aspects :  Contrary to usual talk, now, (particurly if Lisbon Treaty enters soon into force), "it's not so much who will be the President of EU Commission, (i.e. Baroso or someone else) which matters. Because EU needs Political leadership from EU Council (i.e. National Governments) and/or EU Parliament", he told "EuroFora". 

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(See related Newstories on EU Elections at "EuroFora.net")

EU Commissioners Kuneva, Reding + Orban to "EuroFora" : "Enormous Potential to boom on-line !"

Pisac ACM
07. 05. 2009.

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EU has an "enormous Potential" for on-line Media, and EU intends to make it "boom" by "targetting the whole (European) on-line Market, and not just a segment", in order to "sell better for consumers and businesses" by facilitating EU Citizens' access through the promotion of their Rights,  Multi-linguism, etc. including by facing the challenge of Better Networks and Technologic Innovations, replied in substance EU Commissioners Meglena Kuneva, Viviane Reding and Leonard Orban, to "EuroFora"'s questions.

Observing that "some previous attempts to create On-line Media, even in Big EU Countries, did not work enough for the moment, at least not as in the USA" etc., "EuroFora" asked EU Commissioners about their views on the new perspectives opened now, thanks also to "EU efforts to help", "for the developpement of new On-line Media, on the entire EU-level".

-  "The EU On-line Market has an enormous potential, that we don't utilize enough", replied from the outset Reding

- "We (EU) want to bring this Market to a Boom", EU Commissioner on Information Society and Media stressed in her reply to "EuroFora"'s question on the development of new European On-line Media.

F.ex. about 50% of EU households already have a broadmand access, but less than ...7% of them use it to buy on the Internet, so that the current 106 Billion € on-line EU market income, even if huge, in fact doesn't represent but only a small fraction of what is possible in the EU, Reding observed.

"That's why we have to inform both businesses and users", she concluded in reply.

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EU Commissioner for Consumers' protection, Meglena Kuneva, also replied positively to "EuroFora"'s question on the current prospects for the development of On-line Media ;

- "It fits", Because "we (EU) are targetting the whole single on-line market" throughout all Europe. "As you can see, this is in the framework of our efforts : " "Digital Agenda for the entire On-line Market", as it's quite right written on screen".

 - So, "this is, indeed, our purpose  : To sell better to the On-line Market, both for Consumers and for Businesses", EU Commisioner Kuneva concluded in her reply to "EuroFora"'s question.

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Statistics reveal that, until now, the main obstacle was the lack of "Trust" by consumers to trans-border transactions on-line, mainly because they were afraid that the good they bought might not be as shown in the screen, or not delivered at all, as she said earlier. But, even if Kuneva added to "EuroFora" that "we are not targetting one or another segment of the on-line market,...so that she "wouldn't outline just one sector", in fact, this problem should normally not affect the on-line Media : Because there, the "delivery" is made not physically, at a later Date, but immediately on-line. (Fex. simply by opening access to part or all the content of "News", interactive exchanges, etc).

Reding and Kuneva had just presentented in a Press Conference at EU Parliament in Strasbourg the "EYouGuide", a Practical, easy to read and use, EU Guide to Citizens' Rights in order to "Trust" as tranOn-line consumers at the Internet, available both in Leaflets and at : ec.europa.eu/eyouguide

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EU Commissioner for MultiLingualism, Leonard Orban, obviously was also Key-person for another main original characteristic behind "EuroFora" project, and any on-line Media that would target the entire EU, including also interactive content for its Readers with "Forums", etc.: The inevitable use of many Languages at the same time in parallel :

Questioned later by "EuroFora" on that precise point, EU Commissioner Orban said that "the challenge is huge, because EU has 23 official Languages to manage", and already the need for qualified interpretators is felt, particularly in many specialized fields, for qualified persons able to master even a scientific or legal terminology. Paradoxically, there is a problem for English speaking interpretors, but also others, since we face also the Competition of a Global Market, including fex. Afrika, Asia, etc.

- But Orban revealed to "EuroFora" that, recently, he had "brought together Scientists, Researchers, the Industry, Businesses, Experts, Politicians, Administrations, NGOs, etc. in order to find out all together what are the needs and the possibilities for the developpement of efficient New Technologies able to do Automatic Translations", including on-line.

Accurately multiply each sentence's automatic translation in 23 languages, as EU has to do, is obviously an immense task.

-"But we hope to arrive to an acceptable average level, mainly through Innovative technologies and organisation, in the following 5 Years", EU Commissioner Orban concluded to "EuroFora".

"EuroFora"'s members, users and readers would certainly urge EU Commission to try to do even better, and mainly faster, (even if it starts, at the beginning, at least in the main 3 or 5 EU Languages, to be followed later on by all the others). Because the practical needs for an easy, simple and efficient, on-line automatic translation is obviously vital for the free and good communication between EU Citizens, as well as for the development of a common European consciousnes.

EU echoes Sarkozy proposal for a common Economic + Security area for Turkey (+Russia), no accession

Pisac ACM
07. 05. 2009.
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    EU Rapporteur on Enlargment Strategy, maistream German MEP Elmar Brok, speaking to "EuroFora", welcomed the proposal made earlier this week by French President Nicolas Sarkozy for the EU to"start Now Talks with Turkey to create a common Economic and Security area", instead of full Accession, at a period when Ankara looks more and more unfit and/or unwilling to respect EU conditions.

    - "For Europe to have strong Political will, it must stop dilutiing itself in an endless Enlargement. It must have borders...Diversities enrich, on the condition that they don't undermine European Cohesion, and don't weaken EU Unity", Sarkozy stressed.
    
    - "Countries like Turkey share a part of common destiny with Europe, with which they have a vocation to build a Privileged Relation, to be closely associated, but not to become Member of the EU"  : "Noone respects his friends by telling them lies. Noone respects his friends by making them promises that will be never kept", he added.

    That's why "we'd better start, from now, negotiating with Turkey to create a common Economic and Security area", Sarkozy proposed.

Significantly, the French President was repeatedly and largely applauded by EU citizens, 3 times, when he made the Turkey point, (strategically placed between Europe's "Political Will" and its cultural heritage, historically open to mutually enriching dialogue with all the World, but never diluted).

    - "We could propose such a great ambition also to Russia, which must not be percieved as an Adversary of Europe, but as a Partner. Thus, we'd create a wide area, of more than 800 Million inhabitants, sharing the same Security, the same Prosperity", he concluded.

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    Sarkozy's move was anounced at the eve of a Franco-German Top meeting with Chancellor Angie Merkel in Berlin on Sunday, to jointly launch the EU Elections campain, after an EU Summit at nearby Prague, to launch a new kind of relations, called "Eastern Partnership", with neighboring countries such as Urkaine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, etc, (to which Russia, reportedly, is not - and does not want to be - included).

    As for Ukraine, which has already expressed her wish to join the EU in future, "Kiev will have a special place, and a very important role to play", replied earlier this week in Strasbourg, to an "EuroFora" question EU Chairman in office , Czech vice-Prime Minister Alexander Vodra.

    - "This direction is more Realistic for Turkey than Accession negotiations", reacted immediately EU Parliament's Rapporteur for Enlargment Strategy, mainstream German MEP Elmar Brok, commenting Sarkozy's idea for "EuroFora"

     Particularly "as far as it concerns the respect of EU Rules by both sides", he added, hinting at Turkey's now obvious inability and/or unwillingness to abide with EU Acquis, EU Commitments (fex. on Cyprus, etc), and European Democracy/Human Rights rules. (Comp. infra).

    Brok added that, in his view, a similar proposal might be made also to Ukraine and other neighbouring Countries, regardless if they have, or not, a "European vocation". This would not necessarily mean that there couldn't be any accession prospects at all." for all the countries that might be included in this area, according to Brok.  But it's preferable, particularly for Turkey, "because it's a more Realistic approach than full Membership".

    On this point, Sarkozy's proposal, (which he'll share with German Chancellor Merkel), seems more crystal-clear.

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    - "Turkey does not fullfil EU Criteria, and will never fullfil EU Criteria" on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law. "Some have been lying to Ankara, but we must tell the Truth, and have honest and close relations with her", said meanwhile to "EuroFora" on the same issue also the President of EU Parliament's largest Group of MEPs (ChristianDemocrats/EPP), Joseph Daul.
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"Hot" Debate at EU Parliament reveals CHANGE of mood towards "Suspension" of EU - Tukey talks.
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    Earlier this week, many MEPs, and even some of those who were previously in favor of Turkey's controversial EU bid, strongly criticized the persistance and even aggravation of serious Human Rights violations in the country, that ECHR continues to "unanimously" condemn ":

      - "After winning a big victory in the latest Local Elections, the pro-Kurdish party DTP almost doubled its Elected Mayors from 52 to 98", but afterwards "more than 400 politicians were thrown to Prison and prosecuted" by the Turkish Authorities, denounced on behalf of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group, Belgian MEP Frieda Brepoels.

     At the same time, "more than 1.500 Children are closed in Turkish Prisons", she added. "What will the EU Commission do" against these facts ?

- "Turkey appears to be at greater Distance away from Copenhagen Criteria after 4 Years of accession Negotiations, than when they started !", denounced on behalf of the Liberal Group, German MEP Alexander Lambsdorf.    

"On the central issue of Press Freedom, Critical Journalists face obstacles for their accreditation, others are prosecuted, condemned, fined and/or jailed, Media blocked or closed", he denounced.   

 - "EU Made 2 grave Mistakes with Turkey : To start accession negotiations, and to continue them", despite everything, criticized Dutch MEP Bastian Belder, on behalf of the Ind/Dem group.

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EU's Almunia to EuroFora on Eco Stimulus plans, before London G-Summit : Keep the Rules or Opt-out !

Pisac ACM
25. 03. 2009.
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    EU Commissioner on Economy and Finance, Joachin Almunia, replying to 3 "EuroFora" questions in Strasbourg before next week's London Global Summit, made it clear that all EU Member States must, more or less, respect EU Rules on the Monetary Stability Pact when they draft their Economic Stimulus policies, unless they want to "Opt-out" of EuroZone, as the UK has already done...

  Several EU Countries must correct imbalances in rather strict Time deadlines, and this is not an  "impossible task", but "a very possible and attainable task", as Almunia told us. But it's only the UK which could practically ignore EU's calls, "because of the Opt-out they have"....                                                                                                                                           

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       The issue got a larger, EU-wide and even Global Political dimension, one day later at EU Parliament, when USA's new President, Barack Obama's call on Europe to augment Spending against the Economic Crisis at the eve of G-20 Summit, was considered by some EU officials, (as EU chair, Czech Prime Minister Topolanek or EU Commission's President Baroso, etc), as partly deviant to Euro-Zone rules of the EU, whose priority now seems to be a new, multi-polar agreement on the Regulation of World's Financial Markets, to avoid similar abuses and crisis in the Future.  

 Even if he appeared as partly sparing for the moment some of EU's driving forces, as France or the UK, Spain, etc, who got more Time than others, Almunia stressed that, as a matter of principle, all EU Member States should comply with the same rules, applied according to the particular situation of each one of them.


        The results of EU Commission''s check on 5 EU Countries : France, the UK, Spain, Greece, Ireland and Cyprus, gave, at first, an impression to some that a "difference" was made "between EU Countries", as an Italian journalist said.

        F.ex. paradoxically, Greece seems to have, in comparison, some better indicators than other EU Countries checked this week :

    * Deficit in Greece, after reaching 3,7% of GDP in 2007, is estimated at 3,7% in 2008, over 3% in 2009, and exceeding 4% in 2010, according to EU Commission's forecast, (while the Greek Government tabled on just 3,2%). Only Cyprus does better, with a lower deficit than the threshhold of 3%.

    France comes next, whose deficit aims for 2009 and 2010 were revised upwards at 5,6% and 5,2%. In Spain, it's expected to arrive at 6,2% in 2009 and 5,7% in 2010.

    But in the UK, Deficit estimates mount at ..9,5% in 2009/10. In Ireland, the deficit already reached 6,3% in 2008, and is expected to rise up to 11% in 2009, and 13% in 2010 !

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Pierre Pflimlin's visionary line : Honouring the Memory of the man who wanted to build Europe on the Mountains, based on Spirit !

 

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One of EuroFora's best inspirators is naturally Pierre Pflimlin :

We had a chance to personally meet the dynamic and experienced former President of both EU Parliament and CoE's Assembly, France's Prime Minister and Strasbourg's Mayor, only at his 90th anniversary, during an Historic speech at the Council of Europe, exceptionally full of people.

But his energetic figure looked more like a youngster of 19 years old, eager to win the Olympic games !..

Visionary, 2P was, from many points of view :

His daughter, Antoinette, Artist-decorator, and Senator Jung, President of a group of friends, confirmed us an Historian's revelation, that Pflimlin had initially the idea to build all European institutions (EU Parliament, Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, etc) at the spectacular heights of Oberhausbergen hills, with an eye-catching view of both French Vosges and German Black Forest Mountains, in the midst of a Forest : A real vision to create a brand New European Headquarters with a big ambition !

But, it seems, that "someone in Brussels" found that picture, precisely, too big for his taste, and threw a spanner on the works...

Pflimlin stroke back a Decade ago, at his Historic 1997 farewell speech :

He urged Europeans to find another, more substantial way, to lift Europe to more important Heights in Future :

- "On which basis can we imagine the birth of a great Europe ?", he asked.

"Certainly an Economic basis ! A solid market economy, meeting also the needs of social justice. A Political basis : Europe must become a strong Political Power, able to influence World's changes, naturally for Peace."

"But I believe that the essential foundation of a greater Europe should be of Spiritual nature : .... The great pacific Revolutions were Spiritual Victories" : They expressed "People's main motivation to live in a society with our Values of Liberty, Democracy, respect for Human Dignity".

"Then, the roadmap is ready : Yes, the foundation of the unity for a large Europe is the spiritual heritage, inspired by Christian Humanism and the Humanism of Renaissance, of Enlightenment, from which emerged a Civilisation focused on the Human person".

"Here is the task to be accomplished. It's very difficult".

"The Time approaches when I'll have to pass over the torchlight. God willing, this torch should enlighten the path of those who are going to build, tomorrow, the great Europe, marked by this Spirit".

 

(Extract from the Book "Pierre Pfilmin : Alsacian and European", 2007. Texts by Senator Louis Jung, by the long-time f. Director of Strasbourg's Newspaper DNA, Alain Howiller, and by f. EU Parliament's Press Director, Paul Collowald : See dedications, hand-written by the authors, the day the book for Pflimlin's 100th Aniversary was launched at Strasbourg's Press Club and European Parliamentary Association's headquarters, 13 April 2007).

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