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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 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 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
Calibre CEDH (s'imposant) aux critiques d'ONU/UE/CdE pour force excessive sur Gilets Jaunes (France) *Strasbourg/Eugenie Marcopolo+AM(Paris)/- Manifestement "calibrées" pour possibles Condamnations et/ou Mesures d'Urgence par la Cour Européenne des droits de l'homme (CEDH: dont les...
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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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news EU Rapporteur Bresso+Top MEP Brok to EF: EUParliament tackles Commission+Council. =>Citizens' role ?
12.02.19 | ACM
EU Rapporteur Bresso+Top MEP Brok to EF: EUParliament tackles Commission+Council. =>Citizens' role ?  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Various unprecedented, big Political Power Games are deploying in full, in the run up to May 2019 European Election, and one of them unfolds between EU...
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news EPP v.President Pons to EF on GermLine Manipulation Ban Resolution + MEPs' Debate
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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news French Minister Gourault to EF on Cohesion, Digital, Quality of life in Aachen Treaty + EU Election
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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news France/Grand Debat/Gilets Jaunes: Droit Citoyen à Dialogue avant Decisions = Solution Démocratique ?
06.02.19 | ACM
France/Grand Debat/Gilets Jaunes: Droit Citoyen à Dialogue avant Decisions = Solution Démocratique ? *Strasbourg/NewsViewpoint (+m.à.j.)/Angelo Marcopolo/- Au coeur d'une Solution de compromis possible au conflit socio-politique dit des "Gilets Jaunes" en France, (qu'on essaie de...
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news PACE President Maury-Pasquier to EF: Boost Geneva/UN - Strasbourg/CoE links, mainly on Human Rights+
25.01.19 | ACM
PACE President Maury-Pasquier to EF: Boost Geneva/UN - Strasbourg/CoE links, mainly on Human Rights+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- One of the Best Links between Geneva and Strasbourg, Global and European Human Rights matters : Dick Marty, Swiss Attorney, elected Politician, and former Long-Time...
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news ECHR President Raimondi to EF: Infringement process v. Turkey for DisRespect of Judgements on Cyprus
24.01.19 | ACM
ECHR President Raimondi to EF: Infringement process v. Turkey for DisRespect of Judgements on Cyprus *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- Among various possible Measures, CoE's Committee of Ministers should launch an Infringement Proceeding against Turkey for blatantly and repeatedly Refusing to...
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news ECHR President Raimondi to EF: a complaint by Savchenko (Ukraine) would be examined very seriously
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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news Cyprus' MEP Lucaides elected President of CoE Assembly's Middle East and Arab World Committee
22.01.19 | ACM
  Cyprus' MEP Lucaides elected President of CoE Assembly's Middle East and Arab World Committee *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's mainly from early March 2019, with a Meeting prepared in Paris, (shortly before France takes over the rotating CoE's Presidency, from May to November...
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news CoE Assembly SG Sawicki to EF: Russia Deal legally possible during 1st Half of 2019+
18.01.19 | ACM
CoE Assembly SG Sawicki to EF: Russia Deal legally possible during 1st Half of 2019+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite current Claims that Latest Developments would inevitably Exclude Russian MEPs from CoE's PanEuropean Assembly (PACE), on pretext of the Ukranian...
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news PanEuropa International SG Barisic to EF: Multilingual Web Translation: Vital for EU Integration
17.01.19 | ACM
PanEuropa International SG Barisic to EF: Multilingual Web Translation: Vital for EU Integration *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU is currently shaping its Digitalisation Strategy, a Debate in EU Parliament on "Education in the context of Digital Age", gave...
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news EUParliament Vote on Ombudsman backs EF project Key parts (1997-2019, incl. Historic Buzek 2009 act)
17.01.19 | ACM
EUParliament Vote on Ombudsman backs EF project Key parts (1997-2019, incl. Historic Buzek 2009 act)  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- A strong Majority in EU Parliament's plenary backed a Key part of "Eurofora" project's (+1997-2019) Principles about Citizens'...
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news EU Parliament's Top Press Officers in Upbeat mood ahead of crucial 2019 European Elections...
16.01.19 | ACM
EU Parliament's Top Press Officers in Upbeat mood ahead of crucial 2019 European Elections...  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Fast-Track look at the Annual Reception of accredited Journalists for the Crucial New Year of 2019 European Elections, by EU Parliament's Top Press...
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news CoE SG Jagland to EF on meeting German MFA Maas, +Russia-Syria-US: "New Situation"
15.01.19 | ACM
CoE SG Jagland to EF on meeting German MFA  Maas, +Russia-Syria-US:   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo.Marcopolo/- Experienced twice CoE's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, f. Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Norway, speaking to "Eurofora" on his...
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news Space Exploration re-Starts on 2019 in the World. But what about EU's Autonomy ?
03.01.19 | ACM
Space Exploration re-Starts on 2019 in the World. But what about EU's Autonomy ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- On Space, the Biggest Generator of various High-Tech. Innovations, Christmas 2018 and the Beginning of the New Year 2019 were Both Marked by some highly Symbolic...
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Announcements Eurofora Christmas + New Eve Wishes to its Readers
23.12.18 | ACM
Eurofora Christmas + New Eve Wishes to its Readers    *Strasbourg/- "Eurofora"'s best Wishes to all its Readers for Christmas and New Eve's annual Recess, hoping that Natural Snow will succeed to overcome "Global...
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news Turkish Elections' Legitimacy Challenged by CoE+OSCE: Bad Changes impact on Vote Results
17.12.18 | ACM
Turkish Elections' Legitimacy Challenged by CoE+OSCE:  Bad Changes impact on Vote Results *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The critical Findings of a joint Report adopted both by Pan-European CoE and Trans-Atlantic OSCE this Week-End, Challenge the Legitimacy of Turkish Elections, including...
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news EU Chair, Austrian Chancelor Kurz on FRONTEX + Neighbouring Countries: Bring Back irregular Migrants
14.12.18 | ACM
EU Chair, Austrian Chancelor Kurz on FRONTEX + Neighbouring Countries: Bring Back irregular Migrants *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite some current Controversies on FRONTEX's further development, (particularly around CoastGuards' precise role), nevertheless, its Mandate has been...
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news Despite BREXIT zig-zag +Terror Attack etc, EU Summit Advances on Civil Security/Defence +€uro-Budget
14.12.18 | ACM
Despite BREXIT zig-zag +Terror Attack etc, EU Summit Advances on Civil Security/Defence +€uro-Budget *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite the Fact that EU's Flags were exceptionaly Lowered to Half-staff in Brussels, and 28 Heads of State/Government started working by observing a Minute...
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news EU Commission President Juncker to EF : I doN't know how Long will take BREXIT Talks !
13.12.18 | ACM
EU Commission President Juncker to EF : I doN't know how Long will take BREXIT Talks ! *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, at a meeting with Journalists just after the 1st Press Conference on what is expected to be the most Crucial EU...
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news EU Parliamant : Cyprus + EU Defense emerge 1st after Strasbourg Islamist Terrorist Attack
12.12.18 | ACM
EU Parliamant : Cyprus + EU Defense emerge 1st after Strasbourg Islamist Terrorist Attack *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's thanks to EU Parliament's President Antonio Tajani's Firm Will to Advance as scheduled on EU Agenda, despite the unexpected and sudden...
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news EU Parliament locked in by Terrorist Attack in Strasbourg as Cyprus President arrives
11.12.18 | ACM
EU Parliament locked in by Terrorist Attack in Strasbourg as Cyprus President arrives    *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- All People working in EU Parliament s Plenary Session this week in Strasbourg were suddenly locked in, as a Security precaution, after a Deadly...
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news EUParliament Budget Committee Head Arthuis to EF: +1 Billion € more to Turkey by EU, No States (2019
10.12.18 | ACM
EUParliament Budget Committee Head Arthuis to EF: +1 Billion € more to Turkey by EU, No States (2019 *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced former Minister, Head of Political Party, and nowadays President of EU Parliament's powerful Budget Committee, Jean Arthuis, Replying to...
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news CoE: Turkey Repeat-Offender in DisRespect of ECHR Judgements on Cyprus' Refugees + Missing People
06.12.18 | ACM
CoE: Turkey Repeat-Offender in DisRespect of ECHR Judgements on Cyprus' Refugees + Missing People *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- For the 2nd Time in an Exceptional Row, CoE's Highest Political body, that of its 47 Member States' strong (including Russia) Committee of Ministers, slamed...
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news GermLine Manip. staged as outcry v. China, is US Obama Lobby Hypocrisy=> Need for Trump+Xi joint NO
30.11.18 | ACM
GermLine Manip. staged as outcry v. China, is US Obama Lobby Hypocrisy=> Need for Trump+Xi joint NO *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An Investigation of Real Data reveals that what was presented, these Days, as a public outcry against an obscure Chinese Researcher, at a far away Province in China,...
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news French JHA vMinister Nunez to EF: European Cooperation v. Terror shields Strasbourg Christmas Market
23.11.18 | ACM
French JHA vMinister Nunez to EF: European Cooperation v. Terror shields Strasbourg Christmas Market *Strasbourg/Police Headquarters/Angelo Marcopolo/- The New French JHA Deputy Minister, experienced former Head of the Intelligence service (DGSI), Laurent Nunez, replying to an...
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news New CoE Chair, MFA Soini to EF on 1st Test of Finland's Presidency: ECHR Judgements' Execution+
21.11.18 | ACM
New CoE Chair, MFA Soini to EF on 1st Test of Finland's Presidency: ECHR Judgements' Execution+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- What has just become the "First Test" of CoE's Committee of Ministers' new Presidency by Finland was evoked, Today, in a short but Topical...
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news Austrian EUPresidency JHA vMinister Edtstadler to EF on Frontex at EUBorders in Greece facing Turkey
15.11.18 | ACM
Austrian EUPresidency JHA vMinister Edtstadler to EF on Frontex at EUBorders in Greece facing Turkey *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The current EU Presidency by Austria (July - December 2018) is "Aware" of the Issues raised on "Frontex"'s task to Protect...
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news EU Parliament Debates, after Electoral Facts, reveal that Merkel may Win in Real-Politics...
13.11.18 | ACM
EU Parliament Debates, after Electoral Facts, reveal that Merkel may Win in Real-Politics... *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- This Afternoon's Debates in EU Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg, with German Chancellor Angie Merkel, Following closely the Latest Electoral developments, and...
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news CLRAE Chief Knape to EF: Cyprus President Anastasiades offer to DeCentralise for Peace =Interesting
08.11.18 | 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
07.11.18 | 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
04.11.18 | 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
30.10.18 | 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
25.10.18 | 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
23.10.18 | 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
15.10.18 | 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
12.10.18 | 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
10.10.18 | 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
05.10.18 | 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
04.10.18 | 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
29.09.18 | 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...
29.09.18 | 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
21.09.18 | 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
20.09.18 | 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
19.09.18 | 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
18.09.18 | 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 !
14.09.18 | 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
12.09.18 | 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
10.09.18 | 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%
09.09.18 | 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
07.09.18 | 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
03.09.18 | 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+
23.08.18 | 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 !"
21.08.18 | 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
18.07.18 | 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 ?
16.07.18 | 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" ?
13.07.18 | 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+
13.07.18 | 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) ?
07.07.18 | 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
03.07.18 | 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" ?
29.06.18 | 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+
29.06.18 | 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 ?
26.06.18 | 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
26.06.18 | 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 ?
25.06.18 | 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
22.06.18 | 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
21.06.18 | 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
21.06.18 | 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
19.06.18 | 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
14.06.18 | 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+
11.06.18 | 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
10.06.18 | 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 !
08.06.18 | 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+"
08.06.18 | 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)
03.06.18 | 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 !
01.06.18 | 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 ?
29.05.18 | 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
29.05.18 | 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
22.05.18 | 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
22.05.18 | 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
22.05.18 | 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
18.05.18 | 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)
18.05.18 | 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
17.05.18 | 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
16.05.18 | 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)
15.05.18 | 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+) ?
12.05.18 | 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
04.05.18 | 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
04.05.18 | 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?
03.05.18 | 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
27.04.18 | 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
26.04.18 | 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
25.04.18 | 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
24.04.18 | 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
23.04.18 | 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
20.04.18 | 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
20.04.18 | 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
19.04.18 | 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
18.04.18 | 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 !
17.04.18 | 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
17.04.18 | 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
16.04.18 | 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
16.04.18 | 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
12.04.18 | 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
06.04.18 | 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
31.03.18 | 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+?
28.03.18 | 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 ?
28.03.18 | 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
27.03.18 | 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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23.03.18 | 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 ?
23.03.18 | 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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23.03.18 | 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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20.03.18 | 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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20.03.18 | 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 !
15.03.18 | 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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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 !"

Escrito por ACM
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

Escrito por ACM
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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ECHR's President to "EuroFora" on Journalists Gongadze and Adali murders : Principles must apply to all States, without discrimination.


+ ECHR's Statistics on Freedom of Expression (See below).


 European Court of Human Rights' President, Jean-Paul Costa, questioned by "EuroFora" on Journalists' murders, as in Gongadze and Adali's cases etc., strongly stressed all CoE Member States' obligation to make efficient Investigations to find and punish those responsible, and underlined that ECHR's case-law's principles must apply to all without any discrimination.

His call was clearly supported by various Top MEPs who denounced a risk of "Double Standards" if some Journalists' murders are investigated, while others don't.

To avoid such risks, CoE's Parliamentary Assembly adopted a Resolution, on the occasion of Ukranian Journalist Gongadze's murder, "stressing", as a matter of general Principle, "the importance it attaches to the safety of Journalists and political activists, especially those linked to opposition groups, in ALL member states of the CoE". All "crimes against journalists and political activists must be investigated ... as a matter of priority, without political interference".

Costa was replying to "EuroFora"s question on the fact that, after CoE's Committee of Ministers, also CoE's Assembly had just adopted a Resolution on Gongadze murder case, based on an ECHR's judgement of 2005, asking a full Investigation from Ukraine, who has found and condemned  in 10 years of jail 2 executants, but not yet the instigators.

While nothing similar was yet done for dissident Turkish Cypriot Kutlu Adali's murder, with 5 bullets shot at his head out of his Family's home in the territories of Cyprus occupied by Ankara's army, despite another ECHR's judgement of the same year 2005, and despite Turkey's claim that nobody was found among those responsible for the murder, and that there was nothing more to do..

In order to be credible and efficient, CoE's mechanisms shouldn't find a way to at least ask for full investigations of all Journalists' murders anywhere they might be committed, without exceptions ?

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- "On the larger question that you raised, I'd like to say, since we are in a period of stock-taking on ECHR's 50 Years, that the Court's case-law developed certain concepts ....such as the Positive obligations of States, part of which are also the procedural obligations", started to reply ECHR's President.

 - "Whenever Journalists, Lawyers, Defenders of Human Rights, or even simple Citizens are murdered, the States are held responsible, not only if its their own security forces' agents who committed these murders, but also if they didn't make sufficiently substantial and efficient Investigations", he stressed.

- "I want to strongly underline that we (ECHR) have found in many cases numerous violations of Articles 2 and 3 against States, ....(about) murders or torture, ...because they didn't make enough Investigations in order to try to find and punish those responsible".

- "We (ECHR) do that vis-a-vis all 47 (CoE) Member States, without any discrimination".

"Naturally, the circumstances in each particular case may be differend, and we can't ommit to apply the rules of proof, or the rules of criminal procedure".

"But we try, by all means, to apply these principles of our case-law, to all States", he concluded.

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      Costa's call was strongly supported by several Top CoE MEPs, from various Political areas


- "To investigate the murder of one Journalist, and not of another, looks like Double Standards", denounced the President of EuroLeft Group in CoE's Assembly, Dutch MEP Tiny Cox.  

- "What is the reason ? Politics or specificity of a case ? Of course, if Cyprus and Turkey are involved, it's always a Political case"..

- "Murders of Journalists should always be fully investigated, because killing Journalists is not only killing persons, but also killing Free Press".  "We (CoE's Assembly) should do our outmost to help People who are working on Free Press and they are under threat or murdered".

Because for Free Politics, Free Press is a pre-requisitive : Parliamentarians  cannot  function without a Free Press. Not investigating, is not protecting ourselves".

So we should investigate all Journalists' murders : We are talking about Gongadze, about the Cypriot man (Adali), about the Journalist murdered in Moscow one week ago, etc", Cox concluded

- "CoE can' look at these cases differently. CoE can't wear Blinckers  !".
- "If the one is investigated, so has to be also the other. Why there wasn't full investigation ? Why's that ?", wondered British  Socialist MEP, Alan Meale.

- "A good idea" would be to "make a Motion for Resolution", and "join all Journalists' murders. Adali and Gongadze etc", said to "EuroFora" EU Parliament Political affairs Committee's President, Goran Lindbland, ChristianDemocrat MEP from Sweden.


(See also earlier News at "EuroFora" on similar issues).
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ECHR's Statistics on Freedom of Expression :


    Almost Half of condemnations by ECHR for violations of Freedom of Expression in 2008, concern Turkey : 20 out of a total of 48 for all CoE's Member States.

    Russia, Poland, France and Moldova were condemned only 3 times. Romania, Greece, Portugal, 2 times, and the other CoE Member States only 1 time, or none.
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    During the last Decade : 1998 - 2008, Turkey was condemned for violating Freedom of Expression in ..169 cases, while Austria only in 24.

    France and Moldova in 14 and 13, respectively, closely followed by Russia and Poland with 11 and 10, respectively. The rest of CoE Member States had less than ten condemnations.    
    

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