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CoE Chair, Albanian President Nishani to EuroFora : Trans-Adriatic Pipeline important for EU+

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

 

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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's Chairman, new President of Albania, Bujar Nishani, speaking to "EuroFora", firmly confirmed his country's Political Will to make whatever possible in order to realize the Strategic Energy Transport link of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, ("TAP"), which can help create permanent links between all the EU and Eastern Mediterranean Sea's on-going Oil/Gas New Findings, (in addition to eventual old terrestrial but controversial and uncertain projects which might be added also from various other Directions/Origins).


 - "The Trans-Adriatic  Pipeline is very Important for Albania", President Nishani stressed from the outset in Reply to "EuroFora"s Question.


 - In this regard, "we've just had an Agreement Signed by Albania, Greece and Italy", he observed.

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+ However, TAP is not only "Important for All those Countries, but also for the European Union", as a whole, the Albanian President rightfully added, considering the fact that the project obviously intends to create Energy Transport Links also towards the rest of the EU, via Austria, Slovenia, France, etc.


- That's why, "Albania will offer the Maximum of Engagement",so that "in Albania, TAP will find a Safe Place, and a very Good Environment in order to implement this project", he promissed.

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Already, in general, "the average Economic Growth of GDP reached +5%" in Albania "during 2007-2012, while, "World Bank's 2O12 Report on "Doing Business" this year ranks Albania onthe 24th and 16th place, in "Getting Credit" and "Consumer Protection", respectively, placing Albania among the Countries with the Highest Results" worldwide, President Nishani had observed earlier.


=> Therefore, "I think that (all) the European Countries will Profit from that (TAP) Project, (which) is a very Important one", the current CoE's Chairman concluded.

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 - This goes even more Today, when "there are, currently, wider EU Projects to Fund such strategic Energy Transport links", as "EuroFora" reminded to President Nishani, who agreed wholeheartedly with a crystal-clear  - "Yes, absolutely !",

(concerning in particular EU's recently anounced Plans to start soon doing so in order to also boost Growth throughpout all the EU, as New French EU Affairs Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has already confirmed in reply to an "EuroFora"'s question, earlier at EU Parliament, and as it was moreover reiterared even by the Foreign Minister of the country, experienced  Laurent Fabius, during his recent visit to Cyprus, current EU Council's Chair, and new Oil/Gas findings' host, including on Pioneer, High-Tech Projects agreed with Israel, after preparatory deals with Egypt, soon possibly Lebanon, etc)

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Facing a 70% Abstention threat in 2009 Election, EU endorses EuroFora's idea for Citizens' debates on crucial EU decisions !

- Different views on "Europe's Future", should be debated among Citizens at June 2009 EU Elections, thanks to political Parties' "Manifestos", says EU Parliament's Report


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
A main idea, initiated and promoted by EuroFora's founders since 1997: the vital need to develop European Citizens' democratic right to actively participate in multilingual debates on EU decisions, is formally endorsed by the EU from 2009 !

The move is a key attempt to overcome "catastrophic" Polls which warn that only ...30% of Citizens are ready to vote in the forthcoming June 2009 EU Election !  This was revealed by EU Commission's vice-president, in charge of Communication policy, Margot Wallstrom, during a "hot" meeting of EU Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, during the December 2008 Strasbourg session.

Wallstrom faced criticism, but also suggestions from various MEPs, naturally worried by Abstention threats which herself found even "worse" than in 1999 or 2004...

A Report on "Active Dialogue with Citizens",examined at the same time, presented some useful practical tips, on "facilitating Interviews"; etc., but also a  potentialy important call to "incorporate the conclusions of ...debates...into (EU) policies, and take into consideration the expectations that Citizens have of the EU when deciding". An amendment even implies that Citizens' participation in debates on EU decisions is a democratic "Right".

More importantly, it finds that  a Debate "on the Future of Europe", (as French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked since 2007), would be a good idea " for the 2009 European parliamentary Elections", because "clarifying the political differences between the EU political parties would help citizens to identify themselves with, and choose between various concepts", for which "all parties (should) present their Manifesto".

A "Joint political declaration on Communicating Europe in Partnership", co-signed by "the European Parliament, Council and ... Commission", confirms that they "attach the utmost importance to improving communication on EU issues", by "enabling European citizens to exercise their right to participate in the democratic life of the Union, in which decisions are taken as openly as possible and as closely as possible to the citizens, observing the principles of pluralism, participation, openness and transparency".

This should "enable Citizens to exercise their right to express their views and to participate actively in the public Debate on European Union issues", while also "promoting the respect of multilingualism". In this regard, EU confirms its "wish to develop synergies with national, regional and local authorities as well as with representatives of Civil Society".

    It's since 1997 that a group of EuroFora's founders have officially presented a pioneer Project (then called "EIW", for "Europe in the World"), which aimed to develop Strasbourg's "Polyphonic music", by providing "Interactive information", on "main issues ... during the Decision-making process of European Organizations which engage in Transparent and Public Democratic Debates"

    This should be done, inter alia, by "exploring the potential of New Communication Tools (mainly Internet)", as well as classic-form debates, the 1997 EIW pioneer project's anounced in its "Synopsis". It was formally "accepted for evaluation" by EU Commission in Brussels in order to be examined for a grant in the framework of the "Research/Technology/Development (RTD) Programme in the field of Information Technologies", then called "ESPRIT", as a "Best Practice Pilot Project".

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        But the vital, urgent Political need for EU to search new, efficient ways to reach the People and interact with European Citizens, was really felt in Brussels and elsewhere only after the unprecedented in History 1999 and 2004 Majority Abstention in EU Elections, followed by 3 "NO" in Referenda in France, the Netherlands and Ireland, on 2005 and 2008...
    In this New Political Landscape, we prepared a new, actualised and more developed version of our initial idea, in a simplified and more efficient form, thanks also to a large Experience accumulated during many years of EU/CoE/UNO Press work and Multi-lingual debates, with the New project "EuroFora" :

    On 2006 we presented in Public its main lines during Questions/Replies that we raised at two Press Conferences by EU Commission President, Jose Baroso, and mainly EU Commission's vice-President, in charge of Communication policy, Margot Wallstrom, together with EU Parliament's vice-president, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, in Strasbourg, (Videos available), and we reminded it at various brief contacts with Commissioner Wallstrom in 2007 and 2008.

    Meanwhile, a new Text was also presented for "EuroFora" Project mainly to certain Political and other personalities, at European, National or Regional/Local level, mainly in 2007, but also in 2008..

    Now, after the unexpected 2008 Irish "NO", and before the 2009 EU Elections, which are due to be of exceptionally crucial importance for Europe's Future, the moment has obviously come to launch that project, progressively, but in real practice.

    Whoever really cares for Europe and its Citizens is welcome to join, in one way or another. Only anti-European, anti-democratic, obscure or ignorant groups might oppose or attempt to "steal" and deviate the main idea.

    But European Citizens, incited by enlightened political leaders, are those who will finally write the real History.

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