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EU-China+Global dimension to PM Keqiang's visit to Greek PM, EU chair Samaras, eve of EU Summit ?!

Written by ACM
Thursday, 19 June 2014

 

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New, Strategic links between Trans-Continental Sea Ship Transports and Railroad/Airport transports' boost, as well as EU's Maritime policies, appear to be a central key in the latest, 6,5 Billions $ worth deals brokered between China and Greece, together with Wind Power and traditional quality Greek products, such as Parthenon-like White Marble, Mediterranean Olive Oil, special Wines, etc., as it results from what was anounced at the beginning of a 3 Days official visit by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who meets with EU chairman-in-office, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras both in Athens and in Pireas' Seaport, where planned vertical N/S Rail links with the rest of Europe are due to play an important role in the forseable Future, according to the latter.

 

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Better financial conditions for Ship Building in China by the Greek Ship Transport Economy, (almost 16% of the Global Merchant Fleet in the whole World), which is the Biggest Foreign client of Beijing/Shanghai in this domain Today, apparently goes together with a growing interpenetration and cooperation also on various Trans-Continental Shipping Business projects in the private sector. In addition, Maritime Scientific Research, Technology and protection of Natural Environment, are also included in the package anounced shortly before the forthcoming EU Summit of June 27 in Brussels, which was initialy scheduled to extend up to EU's Security and Growth policies in the Maritime sector, where China reportedly has more than 3 Million Square Km of "Blue" area, while the Oceans are expected to play an important role for Development in the World in the Future.

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With 42 Years-long Diplomatic relations already since 1972, which evolved in a Strategic Partnership in 2006, while China's 1st attempt in the World to run a key overseas Port with COSCO giant's investments to Pireus Container Terminal since the beginning of 2009, which grew fast from 685.000 TEUs to 2,52 Millions between 2010-2013, ( i.e. Multiplied more than X 400 % !), the two complementary Countries offer a natural Bridge for EU - China links particularly in the domain of Maritime policy, on which PM Beijing's strategy is due to be presented by PM. Li's speech in Athens' Maritime Forum, at the eve of the EU Summit of 26-27 June.

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Cultural and particularly Geo-Political agreements between the two strategicaly located Countries, which already have close Cooperation on Olympic Games' hosting experience and projects, (and are perhaps unique in the World to have kept more or less some continuity with their respective over-Millenary Civilisations, that Ancient Greek emperor Alexander the Great had notoriously tried to Unite, arriving as far as North of India, already as early as since the 3rd Century BC, i.e. almost a Thousand Years before Italian Marco Polo from Venice finaly succeeds to do so with his Merchand and Writer's trips around 12.000 BC, through Greek-Byzantine Empire's capital Constantinople, followed by a Return back to Europe via... Maritime Ship roads), reportedly offer a fertile and adequately strong Context for such Economic deals.

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The boost thus given to Trans-Continental Maritime Transport by both China and Greece, (whose private Ship Owners have reportedly passed commands recently for more than 140 Ships to China, i.e. near to the Half of 378 Ships of Greek interests currently built accross the World, compared to more than 3.900 Ships controlled Today by private Greek Shipowners, with a Total Worth of 84 Billions €), in addition with a reportedly growing parallel Chinese interest for Greek State's Bonds in the forthcoming period, seem to table on a forthcoming European and Global Economic Growth, at least in certain key sectors.

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By a Symbolic coincidence, even the new President of China, Xi Jiping, (who strongly supported EU's role and EurAsian "Vision" in a Multi-Polar World during his recent 1st trip to the Franco-German core of EU's HQ in Brussels last April/May, hopefuly to be followed in Future also by a 2nd trip to Visit and Speak at a New EU Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg, €uroZone's natural Center ; See "EuroFora"s relevant Draft-NewsReport, already sent earlier to Subscribers/Donors), is expected to possibly visit, together with his wife, a famous philanthropist and singer, some particularly beautiful and Historic Greek Islands at the Aegean Sea later this Summer, probably on July, according to informed sources. 

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A Top Political boost for a Maritime-Link complement, (Marco Polo-like : Comp. Supra), to President Xi's official inauguration of a grandiose project for terrestrial Trans-Continental Strategic Transport Links via the EurAsian Railroad Network extending from Germany up to China and even South Korea, via Russia (and; in one out of 2 simultaneously possible alternatives, also Kazakhstan) ? 

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Xi's astonishing Popularity even among young Chinese Athlets, who spectacularly stoped to give him a very long and enthousiastic Salute at the Opening ceremony of the recent Winter Olympic Games at Sochi, (where he also met not only with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, but naturally mainly with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his closest Partner in the New Chinese President's 1st ever trop abroad, earlier towards the BRICS Countries' Summit, long before this Spring's Shanghai Organisation's Summit back in China), stimulates Hopes that such an EU - China+ Double "acrobatic" Trans-Continental Sea and Land exploit, has a real Chance to be achieved in the foreseable Future, thanks to Strengthening Foundations systematicaly laid among Pan-European and Chinese People... 

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*Paris/ACM/12 October 2008/-

When Europeans really feel a vital need to urgently launch common replies to challenging World Crisis, as the present Financial turmoil of Global Markets, they forge new decision-making tools and new dynamics :

The 1st in History EuroZone Heads of State and Government Summit, organized in Paris at the invitation of French President, and current EU chair, Nicolas Sarkozy, with the participation of 15 national leaders and EU institutions' chairmen, partly enlarged to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, after a highly symbolic duo with German Chancelor Angie Merkel, at General De Gaulle's birth-village, 50 Years after he welcomed there former German chancellor Adenauer (1958-2008), may have not one, but two results :

- The first, and more urgent, was to launch an "ambitious", "coherent", and "efficient" common European movement, able to stimulate "solutions" to the World Economic Crisis, as Sarkozy anounced from the outset : State Garantees (to new Bank debts up to 5 years), fresh Capital input (f.ex. by buying shares), support to distressed banks, (while also restructuring them), incite the European Central Bank to facilitate commerial bills europe-wide, etc.

"Acting swiftly", from tomorrow, national measures will quantify all these targets, with coordinated actions from all EuroZone's Governments : France, Germany, Italy and others, decided to anounce, at the same time, such concrete measures, according to agreements that we have already made all together, revealed Sarkozy at the final Press Conference, flanked by EuroZone's chairmen : EuroGroup's Jean-Claude Juncker, and Central European Bank's Jean-Claude Truchet, as well as EU Commission's Jose Baroso, to solemnly stress the will to find common European solutions.

- "United and Determined, all EuroZone's Countries will act to prove that Citizens can Trust" the Economy, Sarkozy concluded. If we attract also all EU's 27 countries, Wednesday in Brussels, then we can coordinate action with our American Friends at a Global level, he anounced.

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- "With this new Toolbox, we do not want to serve Bankers, but to work for Europe and its Citizens' interests", added Juncker.

- "For the moment, we want to act urgently to regulate the Crisis. But the time will come when those responsible for this, will have to account for their actions. Yes to real Capitalism, No to Speculators. Those who abused, will face sanctions, Sarkozy warned.


Need stimulates activities which create new organs, say biologists, and Gordon Brown, compatriot of Spencer, the famous bio-Historian, would certainly not deny that, after his surprise visit to EuroZone's Summit in Paris, which attracted him one hour more than scheduled...

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Decisions include also the creation of a Crisis-management European mechanism, which "requires constant Monitoring", as well as strengthening Economic policy cooperation between EuroZone's countries.

Sarkozy will be judged by History not just by the immediate Economic results, expected at the end of this week's decision-making proces at National and EU level, but also by the more far-reaching consequences at the aftermath of this Historic EuroZone 1st Summit : Will it succeed to become a precursor forging a New era in European institution's revitalization ?

Significantly, the French President sat, during discussions, between German Chancelor Merkel, and British Prime Minister Brown, facing the chairmen of EuroGroup, Juncker, ECB : Truchet, and EU Commission, Baroso, with Prime Ministers of Spain, Zapatero (a hot partisan of EuroZone's Summit) at his right side, and Italy's Berlusconi, at his left, surrounded by Austrian, Belgian, Cyprus', Finland's, Greece's, and Ireland's leaders, as well as Slovakia's, Slovenia's, Portugal's, Netherlands', Malta's and Luxembourg's leaders.

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Meanwhile, those who tabled for a rift between French and German positions were faced with a smiling Merkel at De Gaulle-Adenauer's meeting place, a sunny Saturday morning, and a particularly active-looking Merkel inside the French Presidential Palace at Elysee's gardens on Sunday, (as happy few photographers discovered)..

- "De Gaulle's hilltop, at Colombey-les-2-Eglises, gave an astonishing overview to a huge landscape, entirely surrounded by splendid Nature, as far as eyes could see", said to EuroFora an obviously charmed German Journalist.

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She was describing Saturday's inauguration of a High-Tech Memorial close to the Historic Giant Double Lorraine's Cross, built by famous Novelist Andre Malraux, to perpetuate the Memory of his famous call for "Resistance" to NAZI, and his vision for the creation of New Institutions and Franco-German reconciliation, to foster Europe's role in the World, also for the Future.

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Children playing at Elysee's gardens before the Historic 1st EuroZone's Summit : What Europe's Future will look like ?


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