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news CLRAE Chief Knape to EF: Cyprus President Anastasiades offer to DeCentralise for Peace =Interesting
08. 11. 2018. | ACM
CLRAE Chief Knape to EF: Cyprus President Anastasiades offer to DeCentralise for Peace =Interesting *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking at the eve of the International Forum for Peace in Paris, with 80 Heads of State/Government and UNO's Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, the New...
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news CoE: Raise Awareness at Top Political level for Need of a Solution to key Political Crisis on Russia
07. 11. 2018. | ACM
CoE: Raise Awareness at Top Political level for Need of a Solution to key Political Crisis on Russia  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member Countries-strong, CoE's Highest Political body: its Committee of Ministers, replying, through its President-in-office, the Croatian...
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news FrancoGerman move for Peace (at Stake in US Mid-Term Election) waits for Trump/Putin/UNSG+60 Leaders
04. 11. 2018. | ACM
FrancoGerman move for Peace (at Stake in US Mid-Term Election) waits for Trump/Putin/UNSG+60 Leaders *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Europe commemorates the Atrocities of Deadly and Destructive World Wars of the Past, at the 100th Anniversary of the End of WW1 (1918-2018), both Regional and...
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news ECHR: Time Deadlines may Violate Human Rights by not examining particular circumstances
30. 10. 2018. | ACM
ECHR: Time Deadlines may Violate Human Rights by not examining particular circumstances *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Forcing strict and absolute Time Deadlines may Violate Human Rights, if it doesn't take into account the Particular Circumstances of each affair, where the cause of...
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news EUParliament President Tajani to EF on Daphne Web Journalist Murder to Malta: Find Instigator Timely
25. 10. 2018. | ACM
EUParliament President Tajani to EF on Daphne Web Journalist Murder to Malta: Find Instigator Timely   *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Questioned by "Eurofora" if he was aware of a Risk even for the underlings who executed the Bomb Murder of Independent and critical Web-News...
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news French Economy Minister LeMaire +EU Commissioner Vestager: with GAFA Tax =EU Sovereignity+Technology
23. 10. 2018. | ACM
French Economy Minister LeMaire +EU Commissioner Vestager: with GAFA Tax =EU Sovereignity+Technology *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An exceptional and well attended EU Parliament's joint Hearing from its Economic and Monetary as well as Tax Fraud/Evasion and Financial Crime Committees, followed...
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news Germany: Bavaria's People give Big Majority for Coalition of the Right. Possibility also with Greens
15. 10. 2018. | ACM
Germany: Bavaria's People give Big Majority for Coalition of the Right. Possibility also with Greens  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In the Bigger Federated State of Germany : Bavaria,  the People clearly Voted for a Coalition at the Right side of the political spectrum, which could gather a very...
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news Wait for Snipers, Or Not ? Nuland Syndrom: After "F... the EU !"="F... the CoE"? Russia Deal skiped
12. 10. 2018. | ACM
Wait for Snipers, Or Not ? Nuland Syndrom: After  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- When Both CoE's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, and CoE Assembly's President Liliane Maury-Pasquier, launch Parallel Calls against...
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news PanEuropean CoE kickStarts ReNovated Data Protection Treaty with EU + Russia Support, but Global Aim
10. 10. 2018. | ACM
PanEuropean CoE kickStarts ReNovated Data Protection Treaty with EU + Russia Support, but Global Aim *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's with Stong Support by Both the Franco-German core of the EU, but also the UK, and Russia, as well as various key Countries from Other Continents, that...
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news EU+CoE after Turkey Refusal to Cooperate on ECHR:"Unacceptable"(Austrian Amb to EF),Funds,Judges,MPs
05. 10. 2018. | ACM
EU+CoE after Turkey Refusal to Cooperate on ECHR: *Strasbourg/EU Parliament+CoE/Thursday+Friday/Angelo Marcopolo/- After Turkey's unprecedented Refusal to Cooperate for the Implementation of ECHR's Judgements on manifold Human Rights...
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news CoE's Director for Justice Efficiency, Leyenberger to EF: East+West Europe, incl. Russia, converged
04. 10. 2018. | ACM
CoE's Director for Justice Efficiency, Leyenberger to EF: East+West Europe, incl. Russia, converged  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just a few Decades after Europe's ReUnification, the Quality of Justice has converged and become very Similar in Western and Eastern European Countries,...
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news French Top Law Professor Waline to EF: No more 1969 or EU 2005-like Constitutional Referenda in 2019
29. 09. 2018. | ACM
French Top Law Professor Waline to EF: No more 1969 or EU 2005-like Constitutional Referenda in 2019  *Strasbourg/RPUniversity 2018/Angelo Marcopolo/- Having still in mind what had happened with the Rejection of EU's 2005 Referendum for a European Constitution, but also Earlier, on 1969 in De...
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news French Right Leaders Wauquiez+Furst to EF+: Convinced Europeans can be also Critical...
29. 09. 2018. | ACM
French Right Leaders Wauquiez+Furst to EF+: Convinced Europeans can be also Critical... *Strasbourg/+RPUniversity/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Ideological and Political Movements preparing the Crucial EU Elections of May 2019 are currently Starting throughout Europe, the Leader of...
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news CoE Deplores Turkish Refusal to Cooperate v. Human Rights Violations ECHR found in Occupied Cyprus
21. 09. 2018. | ACM
CoE Deplores Turkish Refusal to Cooperate v. Human Rights Violations ECHR found in Occupied Cyprus   *Stuttgart(Germany: on the Road from EU's Salzburg Summit [Austria] back to Strasbourg [France]*)/Angelo Marcopolo/- The PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong (including Russia, etc),...
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news EU Chair Kurz points at Egypt solution on Mass Migration + stronger Borders
20. 09. 2018. | ACM
EU Chair Kurz points at Egypt solution on Mass Migration + stronger Borders  *Salzburg/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- In a Surprize-move, New EU President-in-office, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, in Addition to More Measures destinated to Strengthen EU's External...
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news EPP Leaders to EF on Orban/Hungary+ : Unity in Democratic+Mediatic Polyphony, eve of 2019 Elections
19. 09. 2018. | ACM
EPP Leaders to EF on Orban/Hungary+ : Unity in Democratic+Mediatic Polyphony, eve of 2019 Elections *Salzburg(Austria)s/EPP Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Salzburg U-Turn ? While some had speculated that the EPP might, eventually, push the embattled Prime Minister Victor Orban (See: ...., etc) out of...
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news CoE Director+Ministers' Chair to EF for a Common Legal Space on Mediterranean States:Areas+Exchanges
18. 09. 2018. | ACM
CoE Director+Ministers' Chair to EF for a Common Legal Space on Mediterranean States:Areas+Exchanges *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Both the EU and CoE's PanEuropean Organisation marked a joint wish to deal with South Mediterranean Countries by sending 2 Political Heavy-Weights in...
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news Schäuble on Mass Migration via Turkey +Murders : Understand the People and Revise Policy !
14. 09. 2018. | ACM
Schäuble on Mass Migration via Turkey +Murders : Understand the People and Revise Policy ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's by spontaneously pointing at the Spreading Deadly Attacks by Islamist Terrorists cowardly Targetting innocent Civilian People throughout Germany and elsewhere...
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news EPP MEPs Majority for Victor Orban => Refuse Mass Migration+LGBT Lobbyist/EP Rapporteur Threat
12. 09. 2018. | ACM
EPP MEPs Majority for Victor Orban => Refuse Mass Migration+LGBT Lobbyist/EP Rapporteur Threat  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/(Partly UpDated)- Manifold Converging Facts, gathered from Monday up to Thursday in EU Parliament by "Eurofora", clearly indicate that a Majority...
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news CoE/Vatican Conference for Human Rights' Universality, eve of Key UN/Geneva+ECHR-EU/Strasbourg moves
10. 09. 2018. | ACM
CoE/Vatican Conference for Human Rights' Universality, eve of Key UN/Geneva+ECHR-EU/Strasbourg moves  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- During a Well-Attended Symposium, in a Full Conference Room at the "Palace of Europe" in Strasbourg, an exceptional Cooperation between the PanEuropean...
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news Swedish People vote in Large Majority to the Right: +59%
09. 09. 2018. | ACM
 Swedish People vote in Large Majority to the Right: +59% *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Noone among the 2 Traditional Groups of Parties can No more Govern Alone the Country (See Infra), a very Large Majority of about 59% of the Swedish People clearly...
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news New French EU affairs Minister Loiseau to EF on Salzburg EU Summit: Speak at the Right Moment
07. 09. 2018. | ACM
New French EU affairs Minister Loiseau to EF on Salzburg EU Summit: Speak at the Right Moment *Strasbourg/EuroFair/Angelo Marcopolo/- The new French Minister for EU affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, speaking here to "Eurofora", on the forthcoming EU Summit in Salzbourg (Austria), appeared...
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news Verdict on Murder of Girl 15 yo by Islamist Irregular Migrant via Turkey fuels Concern among Attacks
03. 09. 2018. | ACM
Verdict on Murder of Girl 15 yo by Islamist Irregular Migrant via Turkey fuels Concern among Attacks *Strasbourg/- A badly Surprizing Verdict was issued Today for the cold-blood Murder of a young Girl aged 15, Mia Valentin, stabbed with a 20 cm. long Knife, by an Afghan Muslim mass irregular...
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news How UNSG Annan changed views on Cyprus: Memories from France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, New York+
23. 08. 2018. | ACM
How UNSG Annan changed views on Cyprus: Memories from France, Germany, Switzerland, UK, New York+ *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- We have personally met and worked, as a Journalist, at various occasions, with several UN Secretary Generals such as Boutros-Ghali, Kofi Annan, Ban Ki Moon, and...
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news USA Leftist Guru, Professor Chomsky : - "Trump is Right on Russia !"
21. 08. 2018. | ACM
USA Leftist Guru, Professor Chomsky : - *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Surprisingly, after well-known Leftist American Journalist Glenn Greenwald (See: ...), it's even the World-Famous Leftist Intellectual "Guru", Professor...
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news Summer Recess
18. 07. 2018. | ACM
Summer Recess  "Eurofora" will be in Summer Recess from July 20 to August 20, 2018.  Only Exceptionally Important Issues might be adressed, if there is a Need and an Availability of an Original...
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news Helsinki Summit USA-Russia proposal +Cyber-Law CoE Expert to "EF" on Election Interference: Who ?
16. 07. 2018. | ACM
Helsinki Summit USA-Russia proposal +Cyber-Law CoE Expert to   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Who "Interfered" the most in the US 2016 Elections ? And what Top Experts on Cyber-Security and/or relevant Law Data told "Eurofora" about that...
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news Former CoE's MEP Savchenko in Kiev's Prison (extended) starts Hunger Strike: -"Something Wrong" ?
13. 07. 2018. | ACM
Former CoE's MEP Savchenko in Kiev's Prison (extended) starts Hunger Strike: - *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Nadezhda Savchenko, the World-Famous Ukranian MP, former CoE Assembly Member in Strasbourg, who is the Only one to have been Imprisoned Both in Russia's and...
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news Deep State on Russia and Truth in US Election, eve of Trump-Putin Summit, as CoE eyes CyberSecurity+
13. 07. 2018. | ACM
Deep State on Russia and Truth in US Election, eve of Trump-Putin Summit, as CoE eyes CyberSecurity+  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- By a surprizing Coincidence, it's just 1 Hour after the Conclusion of an important International Conference on Cyber-Security at the CoE in Strasbourg,...
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news A Paradox: China push for European Integration, if EU delays (+Transport/Trade/Decision-Making) ?
07. 07. 2018. | ACM
A Paradox: China push for European Integration, if EU delays (+Transport/Trade/Decision-Making) ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Big but Timely Paradox emerges from an EU Court of Auditors' Report, recently published at nearby Luxembourg, compared to an almost Synchronous, Exceptional...
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news New EU Head, Austrian Chancellor Kurz: build Bridges in Challenging Times before 2019 EU Elections
03. 07. 2018. | ACM
New EU Head, Austrian Chancellor Kurz: build Bridges in Challenging Times before 2019 EU Elections *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament's MEPs debated for almost 2,5 Hours New EU Chairman-in-office, the Young Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's vow to strive to "Build...
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news +EU Commission President Juncker to EF on Russia as EU-COE-USA moves unfold: "Big Issues" ?
29. 06. 2018. | ACM
+EU Commission President Juncker to EF on Russia as EU-COE-USA moves unfold: *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora" Question, EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, revealed that he Spoke about Russia with CoE's Secretary...
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news EU Chair Bulgaria Prime Minister Borisov: Balkans Connected + with LNG Transport via Greece/Cyprus+
29. 06. 2018. | ACM
EU Chair Bulgaria Prime Minister Borisov: Balkans Connected + with LNG Transport via Greece/Cyprus+  *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Balkan Countries' better Integration in Europe is a Priority of the Next EU Presidency by Austria (7-12/2018), the out-going EU...
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news Duma International Committee Chair Slutsky to EF on Russia-CoE Assembly row: A Chance for Deal ?
26. 06. 2018. | ACM
Duma International Committee Chair Slutsky to EF on Russia-CoE Assembly row: A Chance for Deal ? *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Alea Jacta Est", and Time for Decisions has come, in the 4 Years-Long Russia - CoE Assembly Row, which has left the PanEuropean Organisation wihOut any...
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news CoE Chair, Croatia Prime Minister Plenkovic to EF: Inter-Connected EU-CoE actions
26. 06. 2018. | ACM
CoE Chair, Croatia Prime Minister Plenkovic to EF: Inter-Connected EU-CoE actions  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Mass "Migration", "Western Balkans", and "Human Rights", are among the Issues of current EU - CoE Cooperation, said in Reply to an...
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news New CoE Assembly President Pasquier to EF: Equality + Family to save Europe's Demography ?
25. 06. 2018. | ACM
New CoE Assembly President Pasquier to EF: Equality + Family to save Europe's Demography ?  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- When "Eurofora" asked the New President of the PanEuropean CoE's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Swiss MEP Liliane Maury Pasquier, how did she manage...
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news Russia - PACE row may be resolved on EF's ideas, reveals CoE Assembly CEO Sawicki's reply +Document
22. 06. 2018. | ACM
Russia - PACE row may be resolved on EF's ideas, reveals CoE Assembly CEO Sawicki's reply +Document  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Time Deadlines arrive at a Critical Threshold, it's near to 2 "Eurofora"'s key observations/suggestions that a Solution might, perhaps, be...
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news PanEuropean Commissioner for Data Protection, Walter to EF: Start by checking our own Organisations
21. 06. 2018. | ACM
PanEuropean Commissioner for Data Protection, Walter to EF:  Start by checking our own Organisations *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" just after being Elected, earlier Today, as the New PanEuropean Commissioner for Data Protection, Jean-Philippe Walter, an...
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news CoE Legal+Human Rights Director Giakoumopoulos to EF: Europe may go Global on Data Protection
21. 06. 2018. | ACM
CoE Legal+Human Rights Director Giakoumopoulos to EF: Europe may go Global on Data Protection *Strasbourg/COE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The New CoE's Director General for Legal and Human Rights Affairs, Christos Giakoumopoulos from Greece, speaking to "Eurofora" after an International...
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news CoE v.Chair, Croatia v.Prime Minister Buric to EF : for W.Balkans Integration, Minorities = Bridge
19. 06. 2018. | ACM
CoE v.Chair, Croatia v.Prime Minister Buric to EF : for W.Balkans Integration, Minorities = Bridge *Strasbourg/CoE/Eurofora/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question on Western Balkans at the incoming Austrian EU Presidency's Priorities (7-12/2018) and Croatia's PanEuropean CoE's...
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news EU Parliament Maghreb Committee: Tunisian People deserve a Real Choice on Alternatives in 2019 Votes
14. 06. 2018. | ACM
EU Parliament Maghreb Committee: Tunisian People deserve a Real Choice on Alternatives in 2019 Votes   *Strasbourg/EU-Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Stressing the Importance of the forthcoming Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Tunisia on 2019, EU Parliament's competent...
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news EUParliament v.President Wieland to EF: Hails Trump - Kim Singapore Summit for Korean Nuclear Peace+
11. 06. 2018. | ACM
EUParliament v.President Wieland to EF: Hails Trump - Kim Singapore Summit for Korean Nuclear Peace+  *Strasbourg/EU-Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- One among the most Experienced and Long-Time EU Parliament's vice-Presidents, from the Governing Party in the Biggest EU Member Country : that of...
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news Free Press NGO RSF (f. FIDH) v.Director Bernard to EF: Daphne Murder Enquiry Incident+Journalism Now
10. 06. 2018. | ACM
Free Press NGO RSF (f. FIDH) v.Director Bernard to EF: Daphne Murder Enquiry Incident+Journalism Now *Strasbourg/EU-Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, the New v. Director-General of the International Press Freedom Watchdog "Reporters withOut...
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news G7 or G8 ? Why Italy PM Flip-floped on Russia ? Trump (eve of Korea RDV): -"We have a World to run !
08. 06. 2018. | ACM
G7 or G8 ? Why Italy PM Flip-floped on Russia ? Trump (eve of Korea RDV): -   *Strasbourg/Critical News-ViewPoint/-  New Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's "flip-flop" on Russia's return back to a fully-fledged "G-8", instead of the current,...
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news Great East Region President Rottner to EF: Boost EU Transport Links "Brussels-Strasbourg-Geneva+"
08. 06. 2018. | ACM
Great East Region President Rottner to EF: Boost EU Transport Links *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, the New President of Strasbourg's "Great East" Region, Jean Rottner, stressed the Importance of...
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news Slovenian People Voted for Center-Right Majority (Headed by f. twice Prime Minister+EU Chair Jansa)
03. 06. 2018. | ACM
Slovenian People Voted for Center-Right Majority (Headed by f. twice Prime Minister+EU Chair Jansa) *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An Absolute Majority, (of about 48 MPs out of a Total of 90), in Slovenia's Parliament can be, normaly, reached by the Center-Right, Headed by the Experienced...
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news EU Ombudsman O'Reilly on EF project (Citizens - EU Decision-Makers Debates Before Acts): BIG ISSUE !
01. 06. 2018. | ACM
EU Ombudsman O'Reilly on EF project (Citizens - EU Decision-Makers Debates Before Acts): BIG ISSUE ! *Strasbourg/EU-Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Key EU Personality : the EU Ombudswoman (alias : EU Defensor of Citizens' Rights), Emily O'Reilly, from Ireland, Replying to an...
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news EPP President Daul to EF: Victor Orban won Democraticaly ! => Quid for EU Elections 2019 ?
29. 05. 2018. | ACM
EPP President Daul to EF: Victor Orban won Democraticaly ! => Quid for EU Elections 2019 ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora" Question, the Experienced President of ChristianDemocrat/EPP Party (HQ in Brussels), former Long-Time Head of EPP MEPs' Group in...
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news French EU Affairs v.Minister Loiseau: Citizens Consulations on EU Future Spread in Europe
29. 05. 2018. | ACM
French EU Affairs v.Minister Loiseau: Citizens Consulations on EU Future Spread in Europe  *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to Strasbourg's Journalists, including "Eurofora", during a Press-Lunch organized Today Noon by the Press-Club of Strasbourg/Europe,...
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news Yazidi Woman, survivor of ISIS to Eurofora+COE: Justice + Help Genocide Victims and AFRIN People
22. 05. 2018. | ACM
Yazidi Woman, survivor of ISIS to Eurofora+COE:  Justice + Help Genocide Victims and AFRIN People  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" just after participating in a CoE's Debate against Human Trafficking nowadays, Yazidi Minority Young Woman former ISIS'...
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news COE+OSCE Leaders v. Human Trafficking to Eurofora on 10 Years Experience (2008-2018)+the Way Forward
22. 05. 2018. | ACM
COE+OSCE Leaders v. Human Trafficking to Eurofora on 10 Years Experience (2008-2018)+the Way Forward  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- On the Occasion of a well attended, 2 Days-Long, International Conference on Stock-Taking of 10 Years in Fighting versus Human Trafficking and Abuse, the...
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news CoE: +Big Business ask Clean Ethical Certificates/Labels versus Human Trafficking, on their Products
22. 05. 2018. | ACM
CoE: +Big Business ask Clean Ethical Certificates/Labels versus Human Trafficking, on their Products  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- An UnExpected Mark of potential Efficiency for CoE's already 10 Years-long Fight against Human Trafficking and Forced Labor it often provokes, among others,...
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news French Media Minister Nyssen to Eurofora: Towards defining Journalism by Deontology, Not Fiscal data
18. 05. 2018. | ACM
French Media Minister Nyssen to Eurofora: Towards defining Journalism by Deontology, Not Fiscal data *Strasbourg/ARTE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Responding to a Press Invitation for a Debate with New French Minister for Medias and Culture, Francoise Nyssen, on the "Hot" Topical Issue of "Fake...
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news French Prime-Minister Philippe: Don't Weaken EU, but Change the System (as Italy reveals Gov. Plan)
18. 05. 2018. | ACM
French Prime-Minister Philippe: Don't Weaken EU, but Change the System (as Italy reveals Gov. Plan) *Strasbourg/ENA/Angelo Marcopolo/- Via a Series of Timely Symbols, Both in what he said to accredited Journalists, including "Eurofora", (See Infra), and, mainly, by Choosing to Speak...
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news CoE Education Director Bergan to EF: New Tool on PluriLingualism adds Digital+Social Mediation skill
17. 05. 2018. | ACM
CoE Education Director Bergan to EF: New Tool on PluriLingualism adds Digital+Social Mediation skill *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The 47 Member Countries" strong (including Russia) PanEuropean CoE's Director for Education, experienced Sjur Bergan, speaking to "Eurofora" on...
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news 1948-2018 Hague Congress=70.Human Rights Professor Benoit-Rohmer on EF: Build Europe with the People
16. 05. 2018. | ACM
1948-2018 Hague Congress=70.Human Rights Professor Benoit-Rohmer on EF: Build Europe with the People  *Strasbourg/Institute of Political Science/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an event organized at Strasbourg's University by the European Movement for the Anniversary of Hague's Historic Congress of...
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news Eurofora Invited to NATO-France CyberDefence pledge + EU Ombudsman Press Conference (Paris+Brussels)
15. 05. 2018. | ACM
Eurofora Invited to NATO-France CyberDefence pledge + EU Ombudsman Press Conference (Paris+Brussels)  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora" was kindly Invited to "Cyber-Defense pledge" NATO International Conference, organized by both French Army Minister Florence Parly and...
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news Paris' Deadly Islamist Terrorist attack on Civilians = Crossroads (Chechnya, Merah, Italy, World+) ?
12. 05. 2018. | ACM
Paris' Deadly Islamist Terrorist attack on Civilians = Crossroads (Chechnya, Merah, Italy, World+) ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(UPDATED)- Grown at Cultural Ghettos in Strasbourg, where he received Shelter, Refugee status, Education +French Citizenship, a Chechen-Origin Islamist Terrorist Cowardly...
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news Mandatory Vaccine row from Texas to Strasbourg: Dissidents win v. Establishment in ECHR Law Contest
04. 05. 2018. | ACM
Mandatory Vaccine row from Texas to Strasbourg: Dissidents win v. Establishment in ECHR Law Contest  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- In a Case that has Rocked the USA, and may come anew to Press Headlines in Europe in the foreseeable Future, the CoE's Foreign Ministers-Backed 2018 Annual...
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news ECHR Chief Registrar Liddell to EF on Discretionary Power's Decision-Making Process' control
04. 05. 2018. | ACM
ECHR Chief Registrar Liddell to EF on Discretionary Power's Decision-Making Process' control  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/(Partly UPDATED)/- Replying to an "Eurofora" Question on the Judicial Control of Public Administration's Discretionary Powers, and, particularly, if...
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news EU+CoE stress Daphne Murder link to Press Freedom+Anti-Corruption:+Malta needs European Supervision?
03. 05. 2018. | ACM
EU+CoE stress Daphne Murder link to Press Freedom+Anti-Corruption:+Malta needs European Supervision? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Both EU Parliament in Brussels and CoE in Strasbourg, this week, linked WebNews Investigative Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's Murder with the Freedom of...
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news CoE Assembly President Nicoletti to EF: = More Cases in Corruption Enquiry. But Priority on Measures
27. 04. 2018. | ACM
CoE Assembly President Nicoletti to EF: = More Cases in Corruption Enquiry. But Priority on Measures *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question at a Press Briefing with Strasbourg Journalists, COE Assembly's President, Professor Michele Nicoletti from Italy,...
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news Russian Duma Foreign Affairs Committee President Slutsky to EF: +CoE Exchanges for Peace in Syria
26. 04. 2018. | ACM
Russian Duma Foreign Affairs Committee President Slutsky to EF: +CoE Exchanges for Peace in Syria *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- For the 1st Time after Years, CoE had a Chance for Discussions with Top Political Russian Politicians on the "Hot" and Topical Issue of Syria, Today in...
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news CoE Human Rights Commissioner Mijatovic to EF on Journalism Safety: PACE Extends to All Media Actors
25. 04. 2018. | ACM
CoE Human Rights Commissioner Mijatovic to EF on Journalism Safety: PACE Extends to All Media Actors *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora", the New CoE's PanEuropean Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović (2018 - 2024), announced that she would...
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news UN Rapporteur on Displaced Persons Jimenez-Damary to EF: Homes/Property=Very Important Human Right
24. 04. 2018. | ACM
UN Rapporteur on Displaced Persons Jimenez-Damary to EF: Homes/Property=Very Important Human Right *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Relying to "Eurofora"s Questions on a CoE's Draft Report which Denounces as "War Crime" the Replacement of Population in an Occupied...
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news Syrian Kurd Leader Maslem to EF on Afrin after Turkish Army Invasion : Danger of Islamist Terrorism
23. 04. 2018. | ACM
Syrian Kurd Leader Maslem to EF on Afrin after Turkish Army Invasion :  Danger of Islamist Terrorism   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Invited anew by MEPs to the CoE, at a Side Event organized during the PanEuropean Organisation's Parliamentary Assembly's plenary session of Spring 2018,...
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news CoE Rapporteur on Medias due to be Replaced by Turkish MP in key Debate, CoE Officials tell Eurofora
20. 04. 2018. | ACM
CoE Rapporteur on Medias due to be Replaced by Turkish MP in key Debate, CoE Officials tell Eurofora  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-PanEuropean Organisation for Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law's Rapporteur on Medias, ChristianDemocrat/EPP MEP Volodymyr Ariev, from Ukraine, is due to...
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news Sources: Anti-Corruption Inquiry on CoE Parliamentary Assembly may extend to Other Areas/Bodies
20. 04. 2018. | ACM
Sources: Anti-Corruption Inquiry on CoE Parliamentary Assembly may extend to Other Areas/Bodies *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- An Independent Experts' Inquiry on Corruption, exceptionally set up top check Allegations of wrongdoing in CoE's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), might Extend...
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news EUParliament's Ukraine Delegation Head, Rosati to EF on most Needed Reforms at Kiev before Elections
19. 04. 2018. | ACM
EUParliament's Ukraine Delegation Head, Rosati to EF on most Needed Reforms at Kiev before Elections *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" after concluding an Important Meeting between EU and Ukranian sides in EU Parliament this Morning in Strasbourg, the...
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news Macron to EF: EUCitizens Consultation before EU Decisions also After 2019 with Real Debates from Now
18. 04. 2018. | ACM
Macron to EF: EUCitizens Consultation before EU Decisions also After 2019 with Real Debates from Now *Saint-Dié/Vosges Mountains/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora" Question, French President Emmanuel Macron made it clear that he Intends to Advance Further than the current...
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news MACRON to EF+: It's up to the People of Europe to SEIZE THE CHANCE of EU Citizens' Consultations !
17. 04. 2018. | ACM
MACRON to EF+: It's up to the People of Europe to SEIZE THE CHANCE of EU Citizens' Consultations !  *Epinal (Vosges' Mountains)/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking briefly to Journalists, including "Eurofora", just after the Official Inauguration of the 1st in a 6 Months-long Series of EU...
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news Macron in EU Parliament Focuses on Citizens' Debates before 2019
17. 04. 2018. | ACM
Macron in EU Parliament Focuses on Citizens' Debates before 2019 *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Half of French President Emmanuel Macron's EU Parliament's Speech, and Most of his Total Speaking Time here, this Morning, here, were surprizingly Focused, from...
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news Macron starts Long March of Citizen Consultation on Vosges Mountain after EUParliament with obstacle
16. 04. 2018. | ACM
Macron starts Long March of Citizen Consultation on Vosges Mountain after EUParliament with obstacle   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/News-Viewpoint/- Embattled New French President Emmanuel Macron's deep awareness of the Fact that Europe needs, nowadays, to be reVitalized by certain profound...
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news EU/CoE Digital Resistance project=Double-Edged say Experts to EF among Vote/Data/CitizenConsultation
16. 04. 2018. | ACM
EU/CoE Digital Resistance project=Double-Edged say Experts to EF among Vote/Data/CitizenConsultation *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, the Leading Experts of a Pioneer EU/CoE's New Joint Program "Digital Resistance", Richard Heise and...
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news 1st EU University aims Integration First but Development can go Fast tell EF French+German Officials
12. 04. 2018. | ACM
1st EU University aims Integration First but Development can go Fast tell EF French+German Officials  *Strasbourg/Great East Region HQ/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" on their Decision, Today, to start Building here the 1st European University, Key Franco-German Actors at this...
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news Bad Times for WhistleBlowers ? 2018 International Human Rights Foundation René Cassin ECHR contest
06. 04. 2018. | ACM
Bad Times for WhistleBlowers ? 2018 International Human Rights Foundation René Cassin ECHR contest  *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora", International Human Rights' Foundation "René Cassin"'s Chairman, former Long-Time ECHR President, Professor...
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news Cyber ao. Attacks v. EF after Publ. on EUParliament+Macron+EF Project: Citizen Debate before EU Acts
31. 03. 2018. | ACM
Cyber ao. Attacks v. EF after Publ. on EUParliament+Macron+EF Project: Citizen Debate before EU Acts  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(PARTLY UPDATED)/- "Eurofora" News was Targetted and Hit by a Series of Cyber and Other Aggressions and/or Harassments, (withOut Precedent in more than a...
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news CLRAE Rapporteur on Lone Refugee Children, Elmrini to EF on Integration: School+Language=Essential+?
28. 03. 2018. | ACM
CLRAE Rapporteur on Lone Refugee Children, Elmrini to EF on Integration: School+Language=Essential+?  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's 2018 Rapporteur on the Topical, Ethically and Socio-Economically important, but also Controversial Issue of "UnAccompanied Refugee Children",...
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news CoE under Pressure by ..Turkey against Criticism of Persecuting,Replacing+Jailing Dissident Mayors ?
28. 03. 2018. | ACM
CoE under Pressure by ..Turkey against Criticism of Persecuting,Replacing+Jailing Dissident Mayors ? *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- -"CoE must put Pressure on Turkey" in order to Respect Local Democracry, after Hundreds of Local/Regional Elected Representatives were Dismissed, Replaced...
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news EU Regions Committee Head +CLRAE v.Chair Lambertz to EF on Tabarnia Split from Catalonia in Spain
27. 03. 2018. | ACM
EU Regions Committee Head +CLRAE v.Chair Lambertz to EF on Tabarnia Split from Catalonia in Spain *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Regions' Committee new President in Brussels, and CLRAE vice-President in Strasbourg, Karl-Heintz Lambertz, speaking to "Eurofora" on the latest...
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news New Austrian Chancellor+Next EU Chair Kurz to Eurofora on Turkey: the Question is: -Which Measures ?
23. 03. 2018. | ACM
New Austrian Chancellor+Next EU Chair Kurz to Eurofora on Turkey: the Question is: -Which Measures ? *Brussels/EU-Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The New Chancellor of Austria, and Next EU Chairman-in-office for the period of July-December 2018, Sebastian Kurz, Leader of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Party...
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news EUParliament Head Tajani to EF +French President Macron: April RDV+Citizen Debate before Decisions ?
23. 03. 2018. | ACM
EUParliament Head Tajani to EF +French President Macron: April RDV+Citizen Debate before Decisions ? *Brussels/EU-Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament's President, Antonio Tajani, speaking to "Eurofora" on the sidelines of his Press Conference during the EU Summit of March 2018 in...
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news EUSummit+Parliament+Germany+France Leaders Tajani+Merkel+Macron slam Turkey Violence (Varna RDV eve)
23. 03. 2018. | ACM
EUSummit+Parliament+Germany+France Leaders Tajani+Merkel+Macron slam Turkey Violence (Varna RDV eve) *Brussels/EU-Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU's 28 Heads of State/Government clearly slamed, during a 2 Days-long Summit in Brussels, Turkey's latest Violent Abuses against EU Member Cyprus'...
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news CoE to Boost Athletes' Human Rights after Anti-Doping Zig-Zag Row between Russia - SKorea Olympics
20. 03. 2018. | ACM
CoE to Boost Athletes' Human Rights after Anti-Doping Zig-Zag Row between Russia - SKorea Olympics *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Acting Fast, After the Recent Olympic Games' Row, which initially Excluded, Before Later Restoring to their Rights, many Russian Athletes, regarding Doping...
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news CoE Expert Prof Aebi to EF on Penal Stats: Turkish Prison rate Booms, Supervision Grows, Cost Enigma
20. 03. 2018. | ACM
CoE Expert Prof Aebi to EF on Penal Stats: Turkish Prison rate Booms, Supervision Grows, Cost Enigma *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- From the Data and the Replies given to Questions raised by "Eurofora" and/or Other Journalists during a Press Briefing at the CoE in Strasbourg by...
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news EUParliament USA+Security Commitee Leader Ehrel to EF: STOP Turkey Invasion in Syrian Kurds' Afrin !
15. 03. 2018. | ACM
EUParliament USA+Security Commitee Leader Ehrel to EF: STOP Turkey Invasion in Syrian Kurds' Afrin !  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The New President of EU Parliament's Delegation for the USA, as well as vice-President of its Defence/Security Committee, German MEP from Bayern,...
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news EUParliament slams Turkey Intrusion in Syrian Kurds areas: CeaseFire/Withdraw Army/No-Fly Zone(UNSC)
15. 03. 2018. | ACM
EUParliament slams Turkey Intrusion in Syrian Kurds areas: CeaseFire/Withdraw Army/No-Fly Zone(UNSC)   *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/(UPDATED)- Just Hours after deadly Turkish Bombings on the surrounded Afrin city,  EU Parliament adopted a last minute Amendment in a New Resolution on...
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news Turkey Attack in Syrian Kurds' ARFIN Canton: No Border Security, But Military INVASION - Occupation!
11. 03. 2018. | ACM
Turkey Attack in Syrian Kurds' ARFIN Canton: No Border Security, But Military INVASION - Occupation! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's, obviously, No more a Border Security operation, But a fully-Fledged Foreign Military Invasion and Occupation, even a massive Population Replacement plan, as...
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news Italian People vote new Right's Unity 1st, +grow Grillo's "5 Stars". Left Falls Down. = Quid Now ?
04. 03. 2018. | ACM
Italian People vote new Right's Unity 1st, +grow Grillo's  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(partly UpDated)/- The Italian Voters gave a crystal-clear 1st Place to a New Unity of the Right, (where Salvini's ""Lega" Rightists get an UnExpected...
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news UN Resolution on Syria CeaseFire Violated by Turkish Invasion killing Damascus Forces+Kurds at Afrin
03. 03. 2018. | ACM
UN Resolution on Syria CeaseFire Violated by Turkish Invasion killing Damascus Forces+Kurds at Afrin *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Shortly before Important CoE's PanEuropean Political Meetings in Paris, where Syria, including the Turkish Military Invasion at its Kurdish Region of Afrin, is due...
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news UN Committee Top Official Prof Decaux to EF: Investigate Missing People despite Time+Proof Obstacles
27. 02. 2018. | ACM
UN Committee Top Official Prof Decaux to EF: Investigate Missing People despite Time+Proof Obstacles *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Professor Emmanuel Decaux, of Paris' Pantheon University, an Experienced Member and former President of UNO's Committee on Enforced  Disappearances (CED) at...
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news EU Member Cyprus' Energy v. Turkey's GunBoats point also at European Defence Future
23. 02. 2018. | ACM
EU Member Cyprus' Energy v. Turkey's GunBoats point also at European Defence Future *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Will the EU let Turkey's GunBoat Bullying against International Law Deprive it from the Only New and Growing Oil/Gas Findings in European Territory and/or Directly...
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news CoE: European AudioVisual Production, CO-Productions+Exports Boom: Fairy Tales or Not ?
21. 02. 2018. | ACM
CoE: European AudioVisual Production, CO-Productions+Exports Boom: Fairy Tales or Not ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It looked like a Fairy Tale ! However, the Reality is More Complex, but, anyway, Interesting... A Series of recent Statistics on European AudioVisual creations,...
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news UN Press Spokesman Dujarric to EF on more Turkey GunBoats v. EU Energy Source in Cyprus: Checking+
20. 02. 2018. | ACM
UN Press Spokesman Dujarric to EF on more Turkey GunBoats  v. EU Energy Source in Cyprus: Checking+ *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The UN are Aware, Interested and carefully Following the Latest Developments on Turkey's GunBoat Bullying against EU Countries' efforts to Develop recent...
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news Germany : Towards a "New GRO-KO" ?!...
19. 02. 2018. | ACM
Germany : Towards a  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After 2 "GroKo" - Big Coalition Governments with an obliged CoHabitation of ChristianDemocrats/EPP and Socialists, the German People might, perhaps, be Ready...
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news FBI versus critical Web Speech, but Zero on mass Killings ?!
17. 02. 2018. | ACM
FBI versus critical Web Speech, but Zero on mass Killings ?!  *Strasbourg/(OPINION+NEWS)/- Some Barack Hussein Obama's remnants inside FBI made Today a Big Fuss against Web Free Speech, including by inflicting Criminal "Indictments", etc., while...
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news Turkish GunBoat bullying Blocks European Energy source at EU Member State Cyprus: First Reactions
15. 02. 2018. | ACM
Turkish GunBoat bullying Blocks European Energy source at EU Member State Cyprus: First Reactions *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Shortly after French and Italian Energy Companies succeeded to make important Natural Gas Findings in Cyprus' "Calypso" EEZ area, as it was officially...
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news EUOmbudsman Press Head Gadesman to EF on Citizens in Decision-Making: Transparency OK, but Dialogue?
13. 02. 2018. | ACM
EUOmbudsman Press Head Gadesman to EF on Citizens in Decision-Making: Transparency OK, but Dialogue? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora"s Project for Citizens' Debates with European Institutions before important Decisions affecting their Lives and/or Society at large, is...
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news EUParliament Warns Turkey against Continuing disproportionate Military Attack on Syrian Kurds Region
08. 02. 2018. | ACM
EUParliament Warns Turkey against Continuing disproportionate Military Attack on Syrian Kurds Region  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Strong Majority in EU Parliament, adopting a last-minute Amendment Today, "Warned" Turkey "against the Continuaton of disproportionate...
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news EU IT Agency CEO Garkov to EF: Data Protect+Fight Terror =Schengen/VISA/Asylum/Interoperability Boom
08. 02. 2018. | ACM
EU IT Agency CEO Garkov to EF: Data Protect+Fight Terror =Schengen/VISA/Asylum/Interoperability Boom *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's at the Topical and "Hot" Crossroads between Personal/Private Data Protection and Crime/Terrorism Prevention needs, Both Growing...
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news Isn't Dangerous to leave only Rightist EuroSceptics to Defend EU Values ? EUParliament's Turkey test
07. 02. 2018. | ACM
Isn't Dangerous to leave only Rightist EuroSceptics to Defend EU Values ? EUParliament's Turkey test *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- People who really Love Europe, rightfully Criticize possible Errors which might Harm it, has warned new French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at the Symbolic...
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news European Movement Head Maydell to look at Eurofora project on Citizen Web Debate before EU Decisions
05. 02. 2018. | ACM
European Movement Head Maydell to look at Eurofora project on Citizen Web Debate before EU Decisions *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU Parliament's plenary session is due to Debate and Vote, later this week here, on the way that EU Citizens may have a Say in the Choice of Future MEPs...
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news Cyprus: Anastasiades Bigger Win than expected on 2018-23=No Party Deal but Popular will+on BioEthics
04. 02. 2018. | ACM
Cyprus: Anastasiades Bigger Win than expected on 2018-23=No Party Deal but Popular will+on BioEthics *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even the after-vote "Exit Polls" had not really predicted the Bigger than expected Electoral Win of Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (the Experienced...
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news Strasbourg Region Prefect Marx to EF on European University: Wait FrancoGerman Summit+TransBorder c.
02. 02. 2018. | ACM
Strasbourg Region Prefect Marx to EF on European University: Wait FrancoGerman Summit+TransBorder c. *Strasbourg/Pefectoral Palace/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, during his Press Conference for the New Year 2018, the Prefect of Strasbourg's "Great...
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news CoE Syria Rapporteur Bakoyani on Turkish Invasion (as +US react): Stop Hostilities+Protect Civilians
26. 01. 2018. | ACM
CoE Syria Rapporteur Bakoyani on Turkish Invasion (as +US react): Stop Hostilities+Protect Civilians *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- As USA started to react, the same CoE Rapporteur who had succesfully launched the 1st Call to Save assieged Kobane City from ISIS' Deadly Islamist Terrorists...
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news ECHR President Raimondi to EF on Discretionary Power: Decision-Making proces(Dialogue State-Citizen?
25. 01. 2018. | ACM
ECHR President Raimondi to EF on Discretionary Power: Decision-Making proces(Dialogue State-Citizen? *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question at the Annual Press Conference of ECHR, its experienced President, Guido Raimondi from Italy, explained that the...
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news PACE Bureau to Turkey: STOP Military Invasion in Syrian Kurdish area,Respect Human Rights+Seek Peace
24. 01. 2018. | ACM
PACE Bureau to Turkey: STOP Military Invasion in Syrian Kurdish area,Respect Human Rights+Seek Peace  *Strasbourg/Council of Europe/Angelo Marcopolo/- In 4 Points read by an official with a Mandate by CoE's Parliamentary Assembly's (PACE) Bureau, the PanEuropean Organisation's Top...
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news CoE President-i.o. Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen to EF: For Europe's Unity and Human Rights
24. 01. 2018. | ACM
CoE President-i.o. Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen to EF: For Europe's Unity and Human Rights  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Well Conscious of the current Need to protect Europe's Unity, but also of the Importance of Human Rights, appeared the current President-in-office of the CoE,...
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news CoE Experts to EF on Social Charter compared to Other Tools v. Poverty (Basic Income, US MedicAid +)
24. 01. 2018. | ACM
CoE Experts to EF on Social Charter compared to Other Tools v. Poverty (Basic Income, US MedicAid +)  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Some First, but Interesting Comparisons between CoE's PanEuropean Social Charter and Other Tools to Fight against Poverty Today, (as Basic Income, USA's...
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news PACE Talks on Russian MEPs and CoE's Future Started + Continue on March 2018 in Paris
23. 01. 2018. | ACM
PACE Talks on Russian MEPs and CoE's Future Started + Continue on March 2018 in Paris   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Will Spring 2018 bring a Thaw in the Controversy on CoE Assembly and Russian MEPs, "Frozen" since 2014, when a Minority droped an Initial Deal and put...
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news Murdered Web-Journalist Daphne's Sons to EF: -We Want Justice! => EU/CoE Cooperation on Enquiry Gaps
22. 01. 2018. | ACM
Murdered Web-Journalist Daphne's Sons to EF: -We Want Justice! => EU/CoE Cooperation on Enquiry Gaps *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's thanks to her Critical, Investigative Journalism, and the Independence that gave her a WebNews Site, Free from Censorship which, Otherwise, used to hit her...
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news New PACE President Nicoletti to EF+: Strasburg key of University Network for European Humanism Unity
22. 01. 2018. | ACM
New PACE President Nicoletti to EF+: Strasburg key of University Network for European Humanism Unity *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Meeting briefly "Eurofora" soon after his Election at the Presidency of CoE's PanEuropea  Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) for the Next 2 Years...
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news CoE Assembly Secretary General Sawicki to EF: Rules UpDate may Facilitate Decisions on Russian MEPs+
19. 01. 2018. | ACM
CoE Assembly Secretary General Sawicki to EF: Rules UpDate may Facilitate Decisions on Russian MEPs+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even a simple Change (or, rather, UpDate) of CoE's purely Procedural Rules may Facilitate a much-needed Agreement for a Compromise on Russian MEPs'...
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news COCOBU President Grässle + EIB v.President Stubb to EF on Capitals + Transparency versus Bubbles
18. 01. 2018. | ACM
COCOBU President Grässle + EIB v.President Stubb to EF on Capitals + Transparency versus Bubbles *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Fact that Study the Past can Help Build a Good Future, was Highlighted anew in EU Parliament's key Committee on Budgetary Control, as it results...
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news Russia asks Guarantee if EU might prefer to get Gas via Turkey Zig-Zag instead of Directly in Europe
15. 01. 2018. | ACM
Russia asks Guarantee if EU might prefer to get Gas via Turkey Zig-Zag instead of Directly in Europe *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU Parliament holds 3 Energy Policy Debates here ToNight, (including on the "Governance of Energy Union"), before EU Commission convenes Tomorrow...
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news France: Fake News on Polls +Foggy Replies to New Risks on BioEthics =Trend for NO in IVF/LGBT Debate
12. 01. 2018. | ACM
France: Fake News on Polls +Foggy Replies to New Risks on BioEthics =Trend for NO in IVF/LGBT Debate *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Replies to "Eurofora" and Other Journalists' Questions in a  Press Conference by the "European Forum on BioEthics"'...
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news Professor Cutajar to Eurofora on Paradise Papers scandal: Shaky Legal claims + No Transparency
11. 01. 2018. | ACM
Professor Cutajar to Eurofora on Paradise Papers scandal: Shaky Legal claims + No Transparency *Strasbourg/Press Club+International Kleber Library/Angelo Marcopolo/- At an event co-organized by Strasbourg's Press Club and International Kleber Library, University Professor Chantal Cutajar,...
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news French Ambassador Mattei to EF on CoE AudioVisual body 2018 Presidency: Culture = Key for Cohesion+
11. 01. 2018. | ACM
French Ambassador Mattei to EF on CoE AudioVisual body 2018 Presidency: Culture = Key for Cohesion+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- French Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the CoE, Jean-Baptiste Mattei, speaking to "Eurofora" on the occasion of the take-over of the PanEuropean...
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news Plenel to Eurofora on attempts for State/Big Corporation monitoring on Web NewsMedias + Free Speech
08. 01. 2018. | ACM
Plenel to Eurofora on attempts for State/Big Corporation monitoring on Web NewsMedias + Free Speech *Strasbourg/International Kleber Library/Angelo Marcopolo/- Independently of a recent Controversy around "Charlie Hebdo" horrible Massacre by Deadly Islamist Terrorists cowardly Targetting...
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news Macron and Merkel appeal to "EU Citizens"/"Europeans" for a "Crucial" Year 2018+
01. 01. 2018. | ACM
Macron and Merkel appeal to  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- From Both sides of the Rhine river, French and German Leaders, Emmanuel Macron and Angie Merkel, (the Youngest and the most Experienced), joined their forces by...
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news After EU gives +3 Billions € to Turkey, it buys Russian Missiles S400 for 2,5 Billions €...
27. 12. 2017. | ACM
After EU gives +3 Billions € to Turkey, it buys Russian Missiles S400 for 2,5 Billions €... *Strasbourg/- Soon after EU's Budget confirmed 3 Billions € per Year in full Grants earmarked for Turkey's Blackmail over Mass Irregular Migrants/Asylum Seekers' Inflow to Europe through...
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news Spain: Catalan People Majority+1st Party=for Unity. Separatism=Minority 47% Down -2MPs but keep Seat
21. 12. 2017. | ACM
Spain: Catalan People Majority+1st Party=for Unity. Separatism=Minority 47% Down -2MPs but keep Seat   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's not yet sure if CoE's PanEuropean Organisation for Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law will Back, Denounce, or Keep Mum, in front of a so Strange...
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news Greek Prime Minister Tsipras to EF on Mass Migrants: Apply EU-Turkey Deal = Less Influx+More Returns
15. 12. 2017. | ACM
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras to EF on Mass Migrants: Apply EU-Turkey Deal = Less Influx+More Returns *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" shortly after an Exceptional Quadrilateral Meeting with German Chancellor Angie Merkel and EU Commission President Jean-Claude...
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news 4,5 Centuries after 1st European Army Victory EU Leaders Awoke +Fund Modern High-Tech Defence Tools
14. 12. 2017. | ACM
4,5 Centuries after 1st European Army Victory EU Leaders Awoke +Fund Modern High-Tech Defence Tools          *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/-  EU President Tusk's preliminary Observation (atToday's PESCO Event during this EU Summit) that, in the Past, "European Defence" had...
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news EU Parliament President Tajani to EuroFora : -"Dialogue with Citizens is On-Going"
14. 12. 2017. | ACM
EU Parliament President Tajani to EuroFora : - *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to our Question on "Eurofora"s project for Debates between EU Citizens and MEPs before Important Decisions, during his Press Conference, just...
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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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Bio-Ethics : CoE + EU to examine "Surrogate Mothers" controversy ?

Pisac ACM
05. 10. 2016.
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*Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The experienced President of EU Parliament's EPP Working Group on BioEthics, Miroslav Mikolasik, a mainstream MEP from Slovakia (current EU Chair for 7-12/2016), speaking to "Eurofora",  anounced that a Special Conference, with a Hearing of Experts, on the Controversial and Unpopular Issue of "Surrogate Mothers" is currently prepared for the Forthcoming Plenary Session in Strasbourg, at the End of this Month, (24-27 October 2016).


Significantly, the move comes just after, in parallel, the PanEuropean CoE's Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, has had its Parliamentary Assembly's Social and Family Affairs Committee, chaired by mainstream Cyprus' MEP Stella Kyriakides, (from the Governing ChistianDemocrat/EPP Party DHSY), adopt in Paris a controversial Report on Surrogacy, drafted by Socialist MEP from Belgium, Petra de Sutter, which passed (as modified by Amendments) with only 1 Vote difference !


Experienced mainstream CoE Assembly's MEP, Valeriu Ghiletchi, a ChristianDemocrat/EPP from the Governing Party in Moldova, former Long-Time President of PACE's Social+Family affairs Committee, had already Warned "Eurofora", as Early as, since the Latest, June 2016, CoE's PanEuropean Parliamentary Assembly's plenary Session in Strasbourg, (Comp. "Eurofora"s various NewsReports from that PACE June Session, f.ex. at : ... + ... +..., etc), that such a Draft Report, was, in fact, Attempting to Open Breaches towards a Dangerous Spread, in real practice, of that Controversial and UnPopular, blatant Violation of Both Womens' and Childrens' Human Rights, which provoked also obvious Risks against Humankind, (mainly by facilitating Massive Genetic Manipulations of Human Embryos, Contrary to Natural Births), under the Disguise of some so-called "Childrens' Rights", which, in fact, were Exploited there as a Pretext.


CoE's Assembly has already Refused to Debate that Cotroversial Report, sending it Back to Committee last June 2016, and, in Theory, it could also do the Same this Time too,on its October 2016 Next Plenary Session, unless it managed to Heavily Amend it in an adequate way.


Doubts about Surrogate Mothers' Controversy reach even Socialist Politicians, as, f.ex., French President Hollande, who has, in principle, excluded that, at least until now, but also Prime Minister Vals, who has reportedly Changed Views on that "Hot" Matter, passing from an initialy "Laissez Faire" stance, towards a more or less Strong Opposition later-on.


For another, more Recent Question raised by "Eurofora" on a particular case about Surrogacy, judged this Summer by the French Supreme Admiistrative Court, and the reaction of International Institute for Human Rights "René Cassin"'s Head, and former ECHR President, Professor Costa, (who had just Highlighted relevant Challenges and Dangers raised by Bio-Technologies in such areas, See, f.ex. : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/humanrightstopofficialonposthumnismandsurrogacy.html .

The forthcoming CoE Assembly's Plenary Session comes First, Next Week in Strasbourg, 2 Weeks Before the Next EU Parliament's Plenary here, scheduled for the Last Week of this Month (the BioEthics Meeting being, probably, scheduled for Wednesday, 26/10/2016), which holds, Exceptionaly, 2 Plenaries in 30 Days in Strasbourg, as Chairman Mikolasik reminded to "Eurofora".

 

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CoE Local/Regional Democracy Watchdog's Chief Frecon to Eurofora on Ukraine Summit: Boost Dialogue !

Pisac ACM
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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Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, speaking  to "EuroFora", denied rumors on Turkey's attempts to avoid an EU check of its obligations on Cyprus on December 2009 by blackmailing Nicosia to either accept any deal with intransigeant Turkish claims contrary to EU values on the island's political issue, or face threats against the territorial integriy of the EU island, semi-occupied by Ankara's army.

On the contrary, the incoming EU President-in-office, speaking exclusively to "EuroFora", promissed that he will act for EU Council's decisions on December 2009 assessment of Turkey's commitments on Cyprus to be kept.


    Bildt was asked to react to Cyprus' President Christofias' denunciation, earlier this week, that some want to exert "pressure" on Cyprus in order for Turkey to escape from its obligations.

    Avoiding to mention any precise Deadline, Bildt, however, warned about "Consequences" in case of "failure" to reunite Cyprus, but without saying whose responsibility an eventual deadlock might be.  

 Asked by "EuroFora" if there is a risk for "Turkey's commitments to "be forgotten or downgraded", "despite crystal-clear EU Council decisions and EU Parliament's latest Resolution on the assessment to make at the end of this year on Turkey's obligations", according to rumours that, instead of pressing Turkey, on the contrary, there might be "pressure on Cyprus", even "blackmail", as Media reported and President Christofias denounced this week, Bildt denied :

- "No ! ", he clearly replied.


- On the contrary, invited by "EuroFora", to "reassure that the Swedish EU Presidency (7-12/2009) will keep a fair stance, based on principles",  Bildt promised that "we (Swedish EU Presidency) will be very clear on all of the decisions taken by the (EU) Council".

He added, however, that "we have very numerous decisions that have been taken" by EU Council, as if he warned, also, on something else.

- "'I am not aware of any sort of statements coming out today''", Bildt started to say, on our reference to Cyprus' President Christofias" denunciation of Turkish lobby's manoeuvers this week, replying earlier to 'another"EuroFora"'s question during a Press Conference at EU Parliament in Strasbourg.


 - '"I know the issues that you' are concerned with'", he added, remembering  the statements he gave us when Sweden was chairing the PanEuropean CoE on 2008.

- "But, obviously, .. I think that Cyprus' Peace negotiations are extremenly important".

- And "'I think that we are at a unique moment in History, in the sens that both (Cyprus') President Christofias and Mr. Talat (the Turkish Cypriot leader), are personally convinced of the need to overcome the division".

 - "It's 20 Years since the fall of Berlin Wal, but we still have a Capital in Europe (Nicosia) that's divided". ,

- 'I don't that we should loose any time in overcoming that"..

 - ''We should be aware of the fact that success will bring great benefits, but failure, will also have major consequences. There will not be Status Quo' " It's a question of seeking a solution, or entering another situation, which is somewhat difficult to see exactly how that could evolve", he warned.

- "That being said, this is a negotiation for Cyprus itself", Bildt admitted.

 - ''We (EU) can support, the (EU) Commission primarily, be technically helpful, and then, of course, there is a specific role for the UN, when it comes to the Cyprus' situation".  

- "At least so far. It might not be for ever'. Certainly not for ever, but for this period of time", Bildt added, skiping now any reference to concrete threats on UNO's Peace keeping force in face of more than 40.000 Ankara's soldiers, contrary to some Press claims, (See previous NewsReports).


     Replying to another "EuroFora"'s Question,  if anyone might attempt to "impose a Deadline for the conclusion" of Cyprus' Talks on December 2009, Bildt avoided to speak of any precise Time-frame, and indirectly evoked the fact that  35 Years of Turkish Invasion/Occupation obviously durated too long :

'- "If I was from Cyprus, I would say that the Deadline was Yesterday ! '",
Bildt concluded.

Cyprus' Government Spokesman, Stephanou, reportedly pointed out that "a settlement is possible on December if Turkey changes its stance", accepting a solution for the reunification of the island based on UNO resolutiona and EU principles.

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Earlier, EU Chair, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeld, highlighted an "historic opportunity" to "re-Unite" Cyprus according to EU's "basic Values"' (i.e. Human Rights) and 'Rules'", in a last-minute change of his draft speech to EU Parliament in Strasbourg.

    The initial Draft spoke only about "healing" the island.

    Significantly, Reinfeldt linked Cyprus' reunification with Turkey's obligations to respect EU's "Values" and "follow" EU's "common Rules" :

    - What is "called Membership Negotiations" should lead, "at- the end of the day", into "sharing a set of common Basic Values (i.e. Human Rights, Democracy, etc), and following common Rules", stressed Reinfeld from the outset.
    
    - "This is something that those on the Outside (of the EU), are now  contemplating", up "to Ankara", for "a solution" on "Cyprus", observed the EU Chairman, immediately afterwards..  

    - "Both sides of Cyprus have been granted a historic opportunity to together reach an agreement on a solution to re-Unite the island, that has been divided for far too long", said Reinfeldt, modifying his draft text.


-  "The Swedish Presidency will act ...in accordance with Commitments EU has made, on the basis of Criteria that apply", "as a Honest Broker", he promised.    

- "To those on the inside (of the EU), allowing the membership process to become an opportunity to solve protracted disputes, can be tempting", he added.


    "In such cases, we must find solutions that can benefit both sides, and open up a way forward. Otherwise, it would jeopardize the progress we have made towards EU integration", Reinfeldt said.

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