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news Trump sees NE Syria CeaseFire Complicated, Praises Kurds. Erdogan eyes Raqqa+El Zor, Not Peace+Talks
13.11.19 | ACM
Trump sees NE Syria CeaseFire Complicated, Praises Kurds. Erdogan eyes Raqqa+El Zor, Not Peace+Talks *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-  Today's Press Conference of USA President Don Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayip Erdogan, was, in fact, more Interesting and revelatory, that it might appear...
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news Spanish People Boost Unity of the Right NationWide. Left+Center Fall. Regionalists = a key ?
10.11.19 | ACM
Spanish People Boost Unity of the Right NationWide. Left+Center Fall. Regionalists = a key ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After Germany and Italy's latest Regional Elections and Polls, (See, inter alia, most Recently : ..., etc), Now Spain also Proves, even in its National Election...
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news NE Syria: Protester Crashed by Turkish Army Vehicle at Birthplace of Woman Politician Raped+Killed
09.11.19 | ACM
NE Syria: Protester Crashed by Turkish Army Vehicle at Birthplace of Woman Politician Raped+Killed  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(*)- As unarmed Civilian People, including Women and Children, were throwing Rotten Tomatoes, Shoes and Stones to armoured Turkish Military Patrols, escorted by Russian...
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news ECHR President +German Ambassador to CoE +2 GDR Rescapees to EF on Berlin Wall Fall and Human Rights
09.11.19 | ACM
ECHR President +German Ambassador to CoE +2 GDR Rescapees to EF on Berlin Wall Fall and Human Rights    *Strasbourg/ECHR+European area/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora", ECHR President, Linos-Alexander Sicilianos, from Greece, stressed that "European ReUnification, Triggered...
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news CoE: Plantu, Award Winning Head of Cartoonists for Peace to Eurofora: Also on Cyprus ?
08.11.19 | ACM
CoE: Plantu, Award Winning Head of Cartoonists for Peace to Eurofora: Also on Cyprus ?     *Strasbourg/CoE+Great East Region/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just Days before exceptional UN SG Guterres -sponsored Top Political Talks in Berlin on Cyprus' Peaceful ReUnification, World Famous...
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news French Government Spokeswoman Ndiaye to EF: Pension Reform + Able Elder Workers in Modern Society
07.11.19 | ACM
French Government Spokeswoman Ndiaye to EF: Pension Reform + Able Elder Workers in Modern Society *Strasbourg/BNU/Angelo Marcopolo/- Invent New Formulas for Able and Willing Elder Workers will be a Key Issue in the foreseable Future, agreed with "Eurofora" the French Government's...
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news Charlie Hebdo Free Press keeps Critical eye, but faces Abuse of Pseudo-Security fueled by Threats
02.11.19 | ACM
Charlie Hebdo Free Press keeps Critical eye, but faces Abuse of Pseudo-Security fueled by Threats  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Approaching 5 Years since the 1st big ISIS' Deadly Islamist Terrorist Attack in Europe, Cowardly Targetting Civilian People, which, significantly, Started by...
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news ISIS Deadly Terrorism Survivors (from 2 main Paris' Massacres) call to Help Syrian Kurds face Turkey
01.11.19 | ACM
ISIS Deadly Terrorism Survivors (from 2 main Paris' Massacres) call to Help Syrian Kurds face Turkey *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Survivors from the 2 First, Bloody Massacres in Paris, by ISIS' Islamist Terrorism cowardly targetting civilian People, at "Charlie Hebdo" and...
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news CoE Local/Regional Democracy watchdog Chief Knape to EF: Contribution to Peace in Syria not excluded
29.10.19 | ACM
CoE Local/Regional Democracy watchdog Chief Knape to EF: Contribution to Peace in Syria not excluded   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's Local/Regional Democracy Watchdog's experienced President, Swedish ChristianDemocrat/EPP representative, (also in relevant EU's Bodies), Anders...
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news Syrian Kurds: No Turkish, But UN Zone. Not Chase, But Protect local Peuple, EU Parliament Voted
24.10.19 | ACM
Syrian Kurds: No Turkish, But UN Zone. Not Chase, But Protect local Peuple, EU Parliament Voted  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Advancing well Beyond "strongly Condemning the unilateral Turkish Military Intervention in N/E Syria", to which Ankara must "put an...
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news EU JHA Commissioner Avramopoulos to EF on Peuple Demo Urging FRONTEX to Protect EU Borders to Turkey
22.10.19 | ACM
EU JHA Commissioner Avramopoulos to EF on Peuple Demo Urging FRONTEX to Protect EU Borders to Turkey   *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Topical Question on EU Citizens' recent Protests about the way to Face Irregular Migration/Mass Asylum...
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news EUParliament: Syrian Kurdish Leader killed by Turkey's proxy Gang=Political Motive=>Sakharov Prize ?
21.10.19 | ACM
EUParliament: Syrian Kurdish Leader killed by Turkey's proxy Gang=Political Motive=>Sakharov Prize ?  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- 34 Years Young Syrian Kurdish Hevrin Khalef, Leader of "Future Syria" new Party, who was Brutaly Killed by a Gang controlled by Turkey during...
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news CoE Democratic Governance Head Luciani to EF: Despite Risks = Strong Democratic Vitality in Web-News
21.10.19 | ACM
CoE Democratic Governance Head Luciani to EF: Despite Risks = Strong Democratic Vitality in Web-News  *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question at a Press Conference organized for the 2019 edition of the "World Forum on Democracy", in...
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news EU Critical on Erdogan-Pence deal on Syrian Kurds: Surrender ? Turkish Invasion Condemned=>Withdraw!
19.10.19 | ACM
EU Critical on Erdogan-Pence deal on Syrian Kurds: Surrender ? Turkish Invasion Condemned=>Withdraw!  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- European Leaders appeared very Critical on a Controversial Bilateral Deal, between Turkish President Erdogan and US Vice-President Pence on the Syrian Kurdish...
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news French Defense D.Minister to EF on New Media +Resistance Values as Anti-NAZI Leader JPLevy from 1940
18.10.19 | ACM
French Defense D.Minister to EF on New Media +Resistance Values as Anti-NAZI Leader JPLevy from 1940  *Strasbourg/European Management College/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" here on "Resistance Values", in the Middle of Crucial Developments in EU Summit in Brussels, on...
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news Web Journalist Daphne Murder 2 Years After: No real Enquiry say CoE/OSCE/UN +back Victims' Family
16.10.19 | ACM
Web Journalist Daphne Murder 2 Years After: No real Enquiry say CoE/OSCE/UN +back Victims' Family *Strasboug/Angelo Marcopolo/- Murdered Web Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia "practiced" News as "a Service in the Public Interest", rightfully stressed CoE, OSCE and UNO Human...
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news Turkey Invasion Kills Future Syria party Head but Boomerangs: US/EU/Arab Sanctions +Damas-Kurds Deal
13.10.19 | ACM
Turkey Invasion Kills Future Syria party Head but Boomerangs: US/EU/Arab Sanctions +Damas-Kurds Deal *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A "Dreamer" was Killed, but her Dream may, perhaps, Become Reality, after Turkey's Military Invasion of Syrian Kurdish Region appears to have BackFired,...
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news EU must Protect Syrian Kurds who Fought ISIS Terror, that Turkey Exploited,+Launched 3 Invasions
09.10.19 | ACM
EU must Protect Syrian Kurds who Fought ISIS Terror, that Turkey Exploited,+Launched 3 Invasions  (Turkey Starts Bombing Syrian Kurdish Cities-CBS-AFP-Getty+Eurofora screenshot)-*Strasbourg/NewsViewPoint/- Europe has a unique Chance, but also Duty, and even Urgent Need, to Efficiently Protect...
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news French People's "NO" to Artificial Births for Lesbians = Stronger than expected +Big Potential
06.10.19 | ACM
 French People's  *Strasbourg/France/Angelo Marcopolo/- At the Biggest Popular Demonstration by French People during the first 3 Years of President Macron's term in office (2017-2019), a Surprisingly Wide...
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news Some revive Black Humor in the CoE: "USSR" versus Russia ? + Whose 70th Anniversary ?
03.10.19 | ACM
Some revive Black Humor in the CoE:   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Hopes for things to Go somewhat Better after this 70th Anniversary of CoE's PanEuropean, 850 Millions People and 47 Member States - strong...
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news New CoE Secretary General Buric to EF: Questions raised on What to Do with Recent BioEthic Challenge
02.10.19 | ACM
New CoE Secretary General Buric to EF: Questions raised on What to Do with Recent BioEthic Challenge *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member States - strong (including Russia) CoE's New Secretary General Marija Buric from Croatia (2019-2024), speaking to "Eurofora" at...
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news Macron for a "3rd Way" in Europe, where Pluralist Controversy in Joint Debates is essential
01.10.19 | ACM
Macron for a  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- French President Emmanuel Macron, who currently Chairs the PanEuropean, 47 Member States-strong CoE (including Russia) for the period from May to November 2019,...
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news Macron : Europe Must Not Yield to Turkey's Pressure !
01.10.19 | ACM
Macron :  Europe Must Not Yield to Turkey's Pressure ! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Above all, We (EU) Must Not Yield to Turkey's Pressure ! That's Clear for me", stressed French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at CoE's...
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news CoE Rapporteur on WhistleBlowers, Waserman to EF: Assange's Freedom must be Protected !
30.09.19 | ACM
CoE Rapporteur on WhistleBlowers, Waserman to EF: Assange's Freedom must be Protected ! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- World Famous, Controversial "Wiki-Leaks" co-Founder, Long-Time Persecuted and Recently Jailed in the UK Leader Julian Assange's Freedom Rights should...
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news Juncker skips unusual CoE 70th Anniversary ceremony at faraway Opera
30.09.19 | ACM
Juncker skips unusual CoE 70th Anniversary ceremony at faraway Opera *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced, former Long-Time Prime Minister of Luxembourg and €uroGroup's Chairman, current EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, unexpectedly...
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news Jacques Chirac: An Ambitious but Human Fighter for a Great Europe, largely Justified by History
26.09.19 | ACM
Jacques Chirac: An Ambitious but Human Fighter for a Great Europe, largely Justified by History  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Tragic Loss of one among the Greatest Political and Human Figures of a so Important French Leader and Fighter for an Atonomous and Great Europe, as Jacques...
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news Strasbourg Region President Rottner to EF: High-Tech TransBorder EU Coop. on Education/Research
24.09.19 | ACM
Strasbourg Region President Rottner to EF: High-Tech TransBorder EU Coop. on Education/Research *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Only Region's President in Europe who has just decided to Leave his Office during several Months, Each Day for 50% of the Time, in order to return...
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news CoE/EU Top Officers to EF: Social Rights +New EU Health Commissioner Kyriakides =New Pillar Synergy?
19.09.19 | ACM
CoE/EU Top Officers to EF: Social Rights +New EU Health Commissioner Kyriakides =New Pillar Synergy?  *Strasbourg/CoE+EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The 1st Official Visit to EU Parliament by New EU Health Commissioner designate, Stella Kyriakides, by a Timely Coincidence, this Same Week in...
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news CoE at 70yo to ByPass Orwell GeoPolitics by Values Uniting Big Europe in SG Handover Jagland-Buric ?
18.09.19 | ACM
CoE at 70yo to ByPass Orwell GeoPolitics by Values Uniting Big Europe in SG Handover Jagland-Buric ?  *Strasbourg/Historic Town Hall-CoE Ceremony/Angelo Marcopolo/- Now Aged 70 y.o. (1949-2019), on Today's Handover between Experienced Jagland (2009-2019), and Brand New Buric at its Head as...
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news EUParliament Renew Group Head Ciolos to EF: Citizens participation in Decision-Making at 2020 Reform
18.09.19 | ACM
EUParliament Renew Group Head Ciolos to EF: Citizens participation in Decision-Making at 2020 Reform  *Strasbourg/EUParliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora"'s Project for Dialogue between EU Citizens and Politicians Before Decisions affecting their Lives and/or Society at large,...
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news EUParliament BREXIT Coordinator Verhofstadt to EF on House of Commons' No Solution Negative Trap
18.09.19 | ACM
EUParliament BREXIT Coordinator Verhofstadt to EF on House of Commons' No Solution Negative Trap  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to "Eurofora"s Questions, at his Press Conference in Strasbourg, after a Long MEPs' Debate on BREXIT, EU Parliament's...
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news EUCommission Chief Press Spokesperson Andreeva to EF: Juncker - Von Der Leyen meet also on BREXIT
17.09.19 | ACM
EUCommission Chief Press Spokesperson Andreeva to EF: Juncker - Von Der Leyen meet also on BREXIT *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, in a Press Conference in EU Parliament in Strasbourg, EU Commission's Chief Press Spokesperson ensured,...
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news EPP Group President Weber to EF on European Way of Life row : and USA with its American Way of Life?
17.09.19 | ACM
EPP Group President Weber to EF on European Way of Life row : and USA with its American Way of Life?  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even our USA Friends, who are notoriously fond of their "American Way of Life", woN't Understand at all, if We (EU) Drop our...
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news Green Group Head Lamberts to EF: Ban Heritable Genetic Manipulation. But Lesbians Artificial Births?
17.09.19 | ACM
Green Group Head Lamberts to EF: Ban Heritable Genetic Manipulation. But Lesbians Artificial Births? *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Co-President of the "Green" Group of MEPs in EU Parliament, Belgian Philippe Lamberts, speaking to "Eurofora", Joined those who Call...
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news US-Mexico +EU-Turkey Deals on Irregular Migrants/Mass Asylum Seekers: 1st Works, the 2nd Fails. Why?
12.09.19 | ACM
US-Mexico +EU-Turkey Deals on Irregular Migrants/Mass Asylum Seekers: 1st Works, the 2nd Fails. Why?  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After "Eurofora" Started to Compare the USA-Mexico and the EU-Turkey Deals on Irregular Migration/Mass Asylum Seekers (See:...
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news Mueller's Shady Links to 9/11 are Worse than initially thought...=> Phoenix Memo + Whistleblowing ?
11.09.19 | ACM
Mueller's Shady Links to 9/11 are Worse than initially thought...=> Phoenix Memo + Whistleblowing ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo- Recently, World-Famous WhistleBlower Snowden spontaneously Laughed and aknowledged his ignorance but also interest on 1 among 2 Questions raised by "Eurofora",...
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news French Economy Minister Le Maire to EF+ on €uroZone Pact for Growth/Innovation, in Wider EU Overhaul
06.09.19 | ACM
French Economy Minister Le Maire to EF+ on €uroZone Pact for Growth/Innovation, in Wider EU Overhaul  *Strasbourg/Euro-Fair/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to Journalists, including "Eurofora", at a Press-point during the Inauguration of Strasbourg's 2019 popular EuroFair, experienced...
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news French Economy Minister Le Maire at Sudden Agricultural Talks, as UK eyes BREXIT via Macron +Agri !
06.09.19 | ACM
French Economy Minister Le Maire at Sudden Agricultural Talks, as UK eyes BREXIT via Macron +Agri ! *Strasbourg/EuroFair/Angelo Marcopolo/- Un UnExpected Long Meeting of Key French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Agricultural Issues, curiously durating much Longer than his Planned Inauguration...
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news EuroCorps Franco-German ingoing+outgoing Commanders Kolodziej+Weigt to EF: Experience for EU Army+?
05.09.19 | ACM
EuroCorps Franco-German ingoing+outgoing Commanders Kolodziej+Weigt  to EF: Experience for EU Army+?  *Strasbourg/Pavillon Josephine/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to "Eurofora"'s Questions at the Official Press Conference of EuroCorps' Leadership, on the occasion of the Bi-Annual...
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news German People Vote Right in Saxony+Brandenburg after Roasting Spit+Knife Islamist Terror in France
01.09.19 | ACM
German People Vote Right in Saxony+Brandenburg after Roasting Spit+Knife Islamist Terror in France *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In 2 Different but Synchronous Votes at Important, Emblematic German Federated States, the People strongly Voted, for the 1st Time in History so clearly, a Unity of the...
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news BREXIT turns to atypical Anti-Establishment, reinventing History: Boris better than Cromwell ?
28.08.19 | ACM
BREXIT turns to atypical Anti-Establishment, reinventing History: Boris better than Cromwell ? (Cromwell throwing a Corrupted Parliament out of Westminster - 1970 Film) ---*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- UnExpected News, that new Brittish Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, wants to Suspend the...
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news Bizarre Biarritz ! Macron Undermined by some Staffers ? Too Many "Flops" risk to Spoil G7 Summit...
24.08.19 | ACM
Bizarre Biarritz ! Macron Undermined by some Staffers ? Too Many   *Angelo Marcopolo/- Even Incredibly Gross Blunders in Translation, Fake Photos, Violations of Freedom of Expression and Exclusions, Division v. Unity of Europe, "Colonialistic" Bullying...
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news Macron/Mitsotakis: Cooperation on EU Defense Action v. Turkish Tension in Cyprus' Energy rich EEZ ?
22.08.19 | ACM
Macron/Mitsotakis: Cooperation on EU Defense Action v. Turkish Tension in Cyprus' Energy rich EEZ ?  *Strasbourg(France)/Angelo Marcopolo/- What Joint EU Actions in Defense might Trigger France and Greece in Cooperation, to Face with Vigilence and Solidarity a Turkey-rised Tension in Energy-Rich EU...
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news G7 Head Macron: Global Order needs Big Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok as CoE, +EU-Russia Dialogue
19.08.19 | ACM
G7 Head Macron: Global Order needs Big Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok as CoE, +EU-Russia Dialogue    *Strasbourg (France)/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Not Changing basically Anything yet from the controversial Criticism exerted by most Western Governments vis a vis Russia since 2014, in cases such as...
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news Italy: Conte Out After Snobing EastMed Pipeline, EU Christian roots+1st EU Army Victory, eyes Turkey
10.08.19 | ACM
Italy: Conte Out After Snobing EastMed Pipeline, EU Christian roots+1st EU Army Victory, eyes Turkey *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Controversial "Professore" Conte, an atypical "Go-Between" suddenly propulsed Prime Minister in the "5 Stars" - "Lega" Coalition...
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news Summer Time Recess 2019
29.07.19 | ACM
Summer Time Recess 2019 "Eurofora" plans to get a 2019 Summer Break from circa 29 July to 11 August, (approximatively, according to main Events). We wish a Happy and Healthy 2019 Summer Vacation to all our Readers...
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news Obama Critic Armstrong 1st Man on Moon killed by Med illtreatment+New Death: Space Flight v BioTech?
25.07.19 | ACM
Obama Critic Armstrong 1st Man on Moon killed by Med illtreatment+New Death: Space Flight v BioTech? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Most Popular "Eurofora"'s Readers' Publication until now, on an Important Global Issue for Humankind, has just Proved, that it was also...
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news Rugy, who made Trump ready to Discuss Paris Climate Deal, hit by pro-US LEFT Media Resigns eve of G7
23.07.19 | ACM
Rugy, who made Trump ready to Discuss Paris Climate Deal, hit by pro-US LEFT Media Resigns eve of G7 *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- At the eve of an Important G7 Summit on August 2019 at Biarritz, France, the man who made "Global Warming" Non-Believer, US President Trump, nevertheless,...
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news EUParliament Resolution versus Trump on Border/Migration, Refuted by its own Facts, Slams the Left !
18.07.19 | ACM
EUParliament Resolution versus Trump on Border/Migration, Refuted by its own Facts, Slams the Left !  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The New EU Parliament, freshly Elected on May for the Period of 2019-2024, Started here with a lot of UnPrecedented Paradoxes :    Just after having been...
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news Von der Leyen Vote "Quake": at the Mercy of -10 MEPs Change, as +127 ProEuropean MEPs go Dissidents?
16.07.19 | ACM
Von der Leyen Vote   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In the EU Parliament of Nowadays, Can the EU (and Should it) Work under the Threat  for a Dr. Von der Leyen's Commission to be Topled (and/or its main Legislation...
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news EUDefense Coop with 3 FrancoGerman AirFighters+EUROCORPS in Strasbourg Later Enlarged to UK in Paris
13.07.19 | ACM
EUDefense Coop with 3 FrancoGerman AirFighters+EUROCORPS in Strasbourg Later Enlarged to UK in Paris *Strasbourg/Rhine Palace-Republic Square/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's in front of the superbe Rhine Palace, at Republic's Square, Top of the landmark "NeueStad" Historic part of...
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news US President Trump for Free Web Journalism v. Censoring ao Attacks by Big Tech+Corrupt Establishment
12.07.19 | ACM
US President Trump for Free Web Journalism v. Censoring ao Attacks by Big Tech+Corrupt Establishment *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(UPDATED)- Giving a Strong Boost to an Internet and Press Freedom Agenda which should, normally, interest CoE's PanEuropean Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy...
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news Greek Vote: Mitsotakis mainstream Right Wins Government Autonomy. Left keeps force. Rightist eclipse
07.07.19 | ACM
Greek Vote: Mitsotakis mainstream Right Wins Government Autonomy. Left keeps force. Rightist eclipse *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's amidst an exceptionaly intense row on EU's Top Jobs, that the biggest European Political Party, the ChristianDemocrats/EPP, added a New Head of...
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news EU Parliament: Sassoli's Election Vote shows that Von der Leyen would face Problems...
03.07.19 | ACM
EU Parliament: Sassoli's Election Vote shows that Von der Leyen would face Problems... *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament's new President, David Sassoli's Fast-Track Election Today in Srasbourg, despite its Success on the 2nd Round, nevertheless, reveals that the...
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news Row on EU Top Jobs risks to turn Nasty : => EU "Citizen Erased" ?
02.07.19 | ACM
Row on EU Top Jobs risks to turn Nasty : => EU *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Seen from EU Parliament's -and even more : EU Citizen's- viewpoint, Today, in Strasbourg, any Honest Observer would Feel that the current Brussels' EU...
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news EUParliament Defense Committee Chair Loiseau eyes EU Navy as Turkey WarShips bully Cyprus' Energy
01.07.19 | ACM
EUParliament Defense Committee Chair Loiseau eyes EU Navy as Turkey WarShips bully Cyprus' Energy   *Strasbourg/European Parliamentary Association/Angelo Marcopolo/(Partly UPDATED)- Incoming EU Parliament's Security/Defense Committee's President, French former EU Affairs...
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news German offer for French Pres. Macron idea on EU Lists +Lead. Candidate =Solution to Top EU Jobs' row
29.06.19 | ACM
German offer for French Pres. Macron idea on EU Lists +Lead. Candidate =Solution to Top EU Jobs' row *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After apparently droping an initial pretext to refuse, at the last minute, the 2019 EU Elections' Winner Top Candidate to EU Commission's Head, the President of...
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news New CoE Chief, Buric (2019-2024) to Eurofora: For Dialogue between States and Citizens too
26.06.19 | ACM
New CoE Chief, Buric (2019-2024) to Eurofora: For Dialogue between States and Citizens too *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even if the Surprizing, Crystal-clear Absolute Majority Win right from the 1st Round, 159 Votes against just 105, and 6 Abstentions/Blank, in COE's...
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news CoE Vote, Officials +Son to EF for Independent Public Enquiry on Web-Journalist Daphne Murder soon
26.06.19 | ACM
CoE Vote, Officials +Son to EF for Independent Public Enquiry on Web-Journalist Daphne Murder soon *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- After EU Parliament's recent call for an "independent International public Inquiry" on the Brutal Murder of Web Journalist Daphne Caruana-Galizia in...
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news CoE Anti-Corruption Enquiry on Risk to Cover-up illegal Political Funding, eve of Greek Elections
24.06.19 | ACM
CoE Anti-Corruption Enquiry on Risk to Cover-up illegal Political Funding, eve of Greek Elections *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an "Urgent" move, decided at the Eve of Crucial forthcoming Elections in Greece, CoE's Anti-Corruption Watchdog, nick-named "GRECO",...
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news French President Macron compares his Election to that of EU Parliament's Winner Top-Candidate Weber
21.06.19 | ACM
French President Macron compares his Election to that of EU Parliament's Winner Top-Candidate Weber *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Mystery (See: ..., and Infra) about the real reasons of a curiously Delayed, Last-Minute Opposition, with too Harsh Words by some, versus the Winner EU...
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news Merkel on Mystery for last-minute Opposal to EU Parliament Elections' Winner Leading-Candidate Weber
21.06.19 | ACM
Merkel on Mystery for last-minute Opposal to EU Parliament Elections' Winner Leading-Candidate Weber  *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Right from the Start, the 1st Question raised to German Chancellor Angie Merkel's Final and Largest Press Conference, at the Conclusion of this EU...
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news Macron stresses Importance of EU Statement on Cyprus Energy v. Turkish Harassment
20.06.19 | ACM
Macron stresses Importance of EU Statement on Cyprus Energy v. Turkish Harassment *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking to Journalists at EU Council after a Long Night, (Comp. f.ex. : ...), stressed the "Importance" of a...
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news Merkel focuses on EU Parliament cooperation for Top EU Jobs and doesn't exclude Weber yet
20.06.19 | ACM
Merkel focuses on EU Parliament cooperation for Top EU Jobs and doesn't exclude Weber yet  *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/-German Chancellor Angie Merkel, in a Unique Press-point with the Journalists who remained still at EU Council's Building overNight, at Early Morning,...
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news Macron asks New Candidates for EU Top Jobs, chosen by the Council, and suggests... Merkel !
20.06.19 | ACM
Macron asks New Candidates for EU Top Jobs, chosen by the Council, and suggests... Merkel ! *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron, in an unusual closed circuit Video TV in EU Council's doorstep, Directly Transmitted to Journalists (including...
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news EUCouncil Negotiator Prime Minister Karins to EF+: EPP eyes Solution for EU Top Jobs. Others=100% NO
20.06.19 | ACM
EUCouncil Negotiator Prime Minister Karins to EF+: EPP eyes Solution for EU Top Jobs. Others=100% NO *Brussels/EPP Summit/Academy of Belgium/Angelo Marcopolo/- One of EU Council's "Negotiators" for the Top Jobs of EU Commission, EU External Action, ECB a.o. Leaders during the Next 5...
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news CoE Anti-Corruption body GRECO grows 20 y.o. and eyes +EU Parliament ?
17.06.19 | ACM
CoE Anti-Corruption body GRECO grows 20 y.o. and eyes +EU Parliament ? *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Political Support for CoE's PanEuropean (Russia included) Anti-Corruption Watchdog "GRECO", even by the EU, appeared quite Strong, in its 20th...
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news Right's Unity at Madrid Deal =Key for "Reconquista" in Spain+ (Incl.VOX, founded by EUParliament 1vP
15.06.19 | ACM
Right's Unity at Madrid Deal =Key for  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Winning Deals between the Center-Right Party of "Citizens", the Mainstream Right ChristianDemocrats/EPP, and the Rightist New Party of "Vox",...
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news CoE Chair, French EUMinister Montchalin on Russia/EU Enlargment/BREXIT/Germany/Economy+Democracy Now
14.06.19 | ACM
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news USA-Mexico + EU-Turkey Deals on Mass Migrants/Asylum Seekers: Why so Different ?
07.06.19 | ACM
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news Danes/Finns/Dutch/Belgian Elections: Backtrack, or Popular will for Change including true Rightists?
05.06.19 | ACM
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news Heritable Gene Editing Scare affects Artificial Births for Lesbians as CoE boosts BioEthics' Debate
04.06.19 | ACM
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news EUElection Winner Top Candidate Weber 1st move points at EF Project INTW on Citizens in EU Decisions
27.05.19 | ACM
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news European People vote Majority to the Right ! +Earlier Abstention changes into Record Participation !
26.05.19 | ACM
European People vote Majority to the Right ! +Earlier Abstention changes into Record Participation ! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(Partly UpDated)/- European People gave an Absolute Majority to a Unity of the Right, extended, or not, to the Center-Right, among the 751 MEPs that they Elected this ...
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news PACE Speaker Pasquier on Lyon Attack (13 Wounded, Terror Enquiry): Resist attempt for Fear +division
24.05.19 | ACM
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news CoE+G7 Chair on Women Rights, French Minister Schiappa to EF on Global Coop., Surrogacy exploitation
24.05.19 | ACM
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news Closing Balkan Borders saved EU from Turkey Blackmail +Stoped Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants
19.05.19 | ACM
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news Australia: Mainstream Right's unexpected "miracle" Win thanks to Rightist Boost shows way to Europe?
18.05.19 | ACM
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news EUParliament Election Debate Maimed: Nothing on Islamist Terror, Foreign Policy/Enlargment, BioEthic
16.05.19 | ACM
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news CoE French Chair's top Diplomat Mattei to EF on Russia: 6/2019 Timing OK, but Change needs Move
15.05.19 | ACM
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news US Left interferes in EElection: Hillary Ousts MEP supporting Assange? GAFA Collusion bans Rightists
09.05.19 | ACM
US Left interferes in EElection: Hillary Ousts MEP supporting Assange? GAFA Collusion bans Rightists *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While alleged Russian "Interference" in US Presidential Elections of 2016, and particularly "Collusion" with it, has reportedly Not been proven,...
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news CoE Democratic Participation Director Gruden +European Landscape CEO Pons to EF: Key area, But=More!
07.05.19 | ACM
CoE Democratic Participation Director Gruden +European Landscape CEO Pons to EF: Key area, But=More!                                                               *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- As Switzerland prepares to host, on its exciting Mountains, a landmark PanEuropean Conference for the...
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news G7 Environment Ministerial Summit Chair, France's Rugy to EF on Conclusions: Better Dialogue with US
06.05.19 | ACM
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news G7 Environment Chair French Minister Rugy +US EPA Chief Wheeler to EF: Climate row+Nature Protection
05.05.19 | ACM
G7 Environment Chair French Minister Rugy +US EPA Chief Wheeler to EF: Climate row+Nature Protection *Metz/G7 Environment Ministerial Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Just a few Days after an Exceptional US House Resolution, backed only by the Democratic Party (Left) on Climate Change and Global Warming,...
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news CoE Top Spokesman Holtgen to Eurofora on Russia issue Solution effort: Don't lose Hope for June 2019
29.04.19 | ACM
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news Spain Divided: People Move Rightwards +eye 36 New Parties. But System pushes Left Standstil/Pat...
28.04.19 | ACM
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news EPP TopCandidate Weber to EF on EU Borders+Civilisation, with French Leader Wauquiez+Top MEP Bellamy
26.04.19 | ACM
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news F.French President Hollande to EF on Notre Dame de Paris' Fire, stresses Need for full Enquiry
24.04.19 | ACM
F.French President Hollande to EF on Notre Dame de Paris' Fire, stresses Need for full Enquiry  *Strasbourg/International Library Kleber/Angelo Marcopolo/- (EXCLUSIVE). Former President of France, Francois Hollande, during whose term, a planned Arson Attack against "Notre Dame de...
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news EasterTime April 2019
19.04.19 | ACM
EasterTime April 2019  Salvador Dali (Christ on the Cross, 1951), made a contrario, while studying Grunewald (Christ Resurrection, 1515) -------------------------  Good Easter 2019 Recess to...
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news PanEuropa WG Head Mandl to EF: Feelings of a New MEP (as Top MEP Rubig leaves a big job for Europe)
18.04.19 | ACM
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news EUParliament vPresident Jaroka to EF on ISIS Killer given Fake Refugee status, but cought in Hungary
17.04.19 | ACM
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news EUCommissioner Thyssen to EF on Dialogue with Citizens after Juncker call for better Decision-Making
16.04.19 | ACM
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news EUParliament's Left Group President Zimmer to EF: No Genetic Manipulations on Humans ! Moves coming.
16.04.19 | ACM
EUParliament's Left Group President Zimmer to EF: No Genetic Manipulations on Humans ! Moves coming.  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Experienced President of EU Parliament's Group of the "Left", German MEP Gabi Zimmer, Replying to an "Eurofora"s Questions...
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news EUElection TopCandidate EPP head Weber on EF: Modern Web=> EU not for Bureaucrats but Citizens hands
16.04.19 | ACM
EUElection TopCandidate EPP head Weber on EF: Modern Web=> EU not for Bureaucrats but Citizens hands  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Modern Web Technologies give a Chance to put Europe at Citizens' hands, instead of just Bureaucrats, and we must explore this potential in the...
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news EURapporteur on WhistleBlowers French MEP Roziere to EF: Assange should be Protected !
16.04.19 | ACM
EURapporteur on WhistleBlowers French MEP Roziere to EF:  Assange should be Protected ! *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- In Principle, Assange should be given an Asylum in Europe, from Extradition to the US, Replied bis to an "Eurofora"s Question the EU...
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news EUParliament Socialist Group Chair Bullmann to EF on Dialogue with Citizens before Decision: Careful
16.04.19 | ACM
EUParliament Socialist Group Chair Bullmann to EF on Dialogue with Citizens before Decision: Careful   *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question at an EU Parliament's Press Conference, the President of the Socialist Group of MEPs, Udo Bullmann...
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news Armenia Prime Minister Pashinyan to EF for PanEuropean area of EU and Russia+: = Hope !
11.04.19 | ACM
Armenia Prime Minister Pashinyan to EF for PanEuropean area of EU and Russia+: = Hope !  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The new Armenian Prime Minister, Nicol Pashinyan, speaking to "Eurofora" at his 1st Visit to the CoE, vowed to go Straight Ahead with Erevan's...
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news French PrimeMinister Philippe: New Strategy versus Radicalisation and Strasbourg Terror Attack Query
11.04.19 | ACM
French PrimeMinister Philippe: New Strategy versus Radicalisation and Strasbourg Terror Attack Query  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to Journalists, including "Eurofora", after an Exceptional Inter-Ministerial Gathering on Preventing Radicalisation, French Prime Minister Edouard...
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news Prime Minister Bakhtadze (Georgia, next CoE Head) to EF: Potential for direct Energy Transport to EU
10.04.19 | ACM
Prime Minister Bakhtadze (Georgia, next CoE Head) to EF: Potential for direct Energy Transport to EU *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Fothcoming CoE's President in office, (from November 2019), the Young Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhadze, Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question,...
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news STB MEP Sander to EF: Protection v. Dangerous Issues in 2019-2024 (BioEthics,Terrorism,Change Europe
06.04.19 | ACM
STB MEP Sander to EF: Protection v. Dangerous Issues in 2019-2024 (BioEthics,Terrorism,Change Europe  *Saverne/Rohan Castle/Louise Weiss Museum/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's, Symbolicaly, at the Cradle of an Historic Figure in the struggle for Europe and Peace, as well as Social Progres, Louise Weiss,...
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news CLRAE President Knape to EF on CoE Future: Russia, GGovern., Populism, Rural area, Web+Health Access
03.04.19 | ACM
CLRAE President Knape to EF on CoE Future: Russia, GGovern., Populism, Rural area, Web+Health Access *Strasbourg/CoE+City Hall/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean CoE's President for Local and Regional Authorities (CLRAE), Experienced ChristianDemocrat/EPP Swedish Delegate, Anders Knape, in a brief...
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news EUParliament for International Enquiry on Web-Journalist Daphne Murder in Malta, after State Failed
28.03.19 | ACM
EUParliament for International Enquiry on Web-Journalist Daphne Murder in Malta, after State Failed   *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an UnExpected Last-Minute, Hard-Fought but Succesfull Move, a Crystal-Clear Majority of 315 against 236 MEPs Voted an Amendment urging European...
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news COMECE SG Poquillon to EF: Heritable Gene Editing risk + China/US =Question for EU's External Action
28.03.19 | ACM
COMECE SG Poquillon to EF: Heritable Gene Editing risk + China/US =Question for EU's External Action *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Shortly before a crucial EU - China Summit in Brussels, Pope Francis' pick for EU, COMECE's Secretary General, Fr. Olivier Poquillon from France,...
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news EU-China Talks in Paris open Space H-T. Coop as EUParliament Votes on Space in STB eve of BRX Summit
26.03.19 | ACM
EU-China Talks in Paris open Space H-T. Coop as EUParliament Votes on Space in STB eve of BRX Summit *Paris+Strasbourg+Brussels/Angelo Marcopolo/- Stronger than expected Announcements on emblematic Space High-Tech Cooperation with China, anchored on a larger Will for a Multilateral Global...
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news CoE Information Society Director Kleijssen to EF: Journalism Definition Extends in Web for Pluralism
20.03.19 | ACM
CoE Information Society Director Kleijssen to EF: Journalism Definition Extends in Web for Pluralism *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced CoE's Director for Information Society and Fight against Crime, Jan Kleijssen, from the Netherlands, Speaking to "Eurofora" on the...
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news CoE Anti-Crime Director Kleijssen to EF: Heritable Genetic Editing = Frightening => Ban as Cloning !
20.03.19 | ACM
CoE Anti-Crime Director Kleijssen to EF: Heritable Genetic Editing = Frightening => Ban as Cloning ! *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Days before Chinese President Xi Jiping is due to meet with European and USA Leaders (See:...
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news 2 Idées d'EF au Grand Débat via Ville de Strasbourg: Droit au Dialogue + Vote d'Ecoute du Peuple
19.03.19 | ACM
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news Snowden to EF(2):Laugh+Too Long" Reaction on Q/A if Mueller Spies Trump not 4 but 20 Years:From 9/11
15.03.19 | ACM
Snowden to EF(2):Laugh+Too Long  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Too Long", and "did Not get All of it": It's with such Symbolic, Key Words that World Famous American WhistleBlower for Human Rights and...
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news Snowden to Eurofora(1): who Helps Whistle-Blowers is not Ennemy, but Friend of the Country concerned
15.03.19 | ACM
Snowden to Eurofora(1): who Helps Whistle-Blowers is not Ennemy, but Friend of the Country concerned  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Choosing to Reply to the First of 2 "Eurofora"s Questions (See also : ...), at a CoE's Video-Conference, about Whistle-Blowers' Freedom, World...
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news CoE Rapporteur, French Assembly v.President Waserman to EF on WhistleBlowers' Legal status Query
14.03.19 | ACM
CoE Rapporteur, French Assembly v.President Waserman to EF on WhistleBlowers' Legal status Query *Strasbourg/EU Parliament + CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU Institutions were fine-tuning and coordinating their work here, on the much needed Protection of "Whistle-Blowers" (like the...
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news EPP Secretary General +Top MEP Isturiz to EF on Victor Orban: Unity on 2019 + Discussion on 2020 ?!
14.03.19 | ACM
EPP Secretary General +Top MEP Isturiz to EF on Victor Orban: Unity on 2019 + Discussion on 2020 ?!  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The experienced Secretary General of the Biggest European Political Party, that of ChrisianDemocrats/EPP, (Headed by Joseph Daul from Strasbourg, former...
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news EUParliament Resolution to Suspend Turkey's EU bid, Freeze Funds, Hides Incoming Stronger Reaction..
13.03.19 | ACM
EUParliament Resolution to Suspend Turkey's EU bid, Freeze Funds, Hides Incoming Stronger Reaction..  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament's 2019 Resolution on Turkey's controversial and unpopular EU bid, which asks to Suspend EU Accession Negotiations, Freeze EU Funds...
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news EU Commission V.President Katainen to EF for "closer" cooperation with China on Space High-Tech +
12.03.19 | ACM
EU Commission V.President Katainen to EF for  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Commission's vice-President, Jurki Katainen, former Prime Minister of Finland (current CoE President), speaking to "Eurofora" on the...
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news May + Juncker fix BREXIT's Backstop with Strasbourg Legal Mechanism Deal allowing New UK-EU Relation
11.03.19 | ACM
May + Juncker fix BREXIT's Backstop with Strasbourg Legal Mechanism Deal allowing New UK-EU Relation *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- By an irony of the sort, and/or by an Historic Symbolism, it's facing Winston Churchil's spiritual "baby"'s Headquarters, near the...
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news French President Macron's call to EU Citizens for a European Renaissance (Full Text in 6 Languages)
05.03.19 | ACM
French President Macron's call to EU Citizens for a European Renaissance (Full Text in 6 Languages) *Strasbourg/- "Eurofora", as a PanEuropean Media, publishes 6 Translations of the Full Text of French President Emmanuel Macron's proposals "for a European Renaissance",...
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news USA's Trump +China's Xi top Talks important not only for World Trade but also for BioEthics/Humanity
28.02.19 | ACM
USA's Trump +China's Xi top Talks important not only for World Trade but also for BioEthics/Humanity *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The currently on-going USA - China Top Contacts and Negotiations, due to culminate sometime during March 2019, have, in fact, a much More Important potential on...
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news ECHR postponed Ukraine Hearing as Savchenko case impacts Election+Issue: + CoE's HR Director to "EF"
22.02.19 | ACM
ECHR postponed Ukraine Hearing as Savchenko case impacts Election+Issue: + CoE's HR Director to  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- ECHR confirmed that it "Postponed" the 1st Grand Chamber's public Hearing of an Inter-State case on the Ukranian problem, initially scheduled on February...
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news Calibre CEDH (s'imposant) aux critiques d'ONU/UE/CdE pour force excessive sur Gilets Jaunes (France)
14.02.19 | ACM
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news 2019 Election Watch: EUParliament Press Officers to EF on Political Changes + Issues Europe-wide
13.02.19 | ACM
2019 Election Watch: EUParliament Press Officers to EF on Political Changes + Issues Europe-wide *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- "100 Days" before the Crucial EU Election of May 2019, - i.e. the Time Napoleon had after escaping from Elba, while it's still unclear if it...
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12.02.19 | ACM
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12.02.19 | ACM
EPP v.President Pons to EF on GermLine Manipulation Ban Resolution + MEPs' Debate *Strasbourg/European Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- On the Most Important Issue that US President Don Trump and China's President Xi have to find a solution now, well beyond Global Trade, in fact...
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11.02.19 | ACM
French Minister Gourault to EF on Cohesion, Digital, Quality of life in Aachen Treaty + EU Election *Strasbourg/ENA/Angelo Marcopolo/- French Territorial Cohesion Minister, Jacqueline Gourault, Replying to an "Eurofora" Question at a Press-Point after her Lecture in the prestigious...
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06.02.19 | ACM
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25.01.19 | ACM
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24.01.19 | ACM
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24.01.19 | ACM
ECHR President Raimondi to EF: a complaint by Savchenko (Ukraine) would be examined very seriously  *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- ECHR President was replying to an Eurofora question on the long imprisonement of former Ukranian national hero Nadija Savchenko, suddenly accused to plot a...
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Bio-Ethics : CoE + EU to examine "Surrogate Mothers" controversy ?

Escrito por ACM
05.10.16
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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 !

Escrito por ACM
30.09.15
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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

Escrito por ACM
07.06.09

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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 !"

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07.05.09

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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

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07.05.09
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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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    The recent paradox of freezing EU Talks with front-runner Croatia, while continuing controversial EU - Turkey talks, despite Zagreb's acceptance of Refugees' Human Rights to return, that Ankara refuses fex. in Cyprus, while both have "Good Neighborhood" problems vis a vis Slovenia, or Greece, Cyprus and Armenia respectively, can it be justified by the non-fullfilment of EU criteria, as Slovenia says, or, is it "Double Standards" ?    

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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