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Topical aspects of CoE's 22 July 2016 "No Hate" Web Event : Terror versus Humanity, and Europeans

Written by ACM
Friday, 22 July 2016
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora"'s Viewpoint on the Most Topical aspects of CoE's 22 July 2016 "No Hate" PanEuropean Web Event, at the 5th Anniversary of the Norway Massacre (as an Official CoE Internet link reminds from the outset), but also just a  Week after the latest  Massacre in France, can be Resumed in the following 3 Main Points :



    (1) Both "Utoya"'s Mass Killer of the Past (77 Victims, mainly Youngsters, Back on 2011), and "Nice"'s Current Mass Killer (84+ Victims, including Elders and Children, Now on 2016), All stand, in fact, Together, on the Same Side :


- That of a Monstruous InHumanity, which Targets with Mass Killings, under Various irrelevant Pretexts, one or another Group of Humans, Threatening to Degrade the Value of Human Life and, ultimately, of All Humankind. That's, inevitably, a Crucial and undeniable Common Point in all these recent Terror Massacres.


For this purpose, in Both these cases, as well as in Other Similar Horrible Crimes recently, Weak or "Fragile" individuals, often Facing various Social Problems, are Grossly Manipulated by this or that makeshift Pseudo-"Ideologies", (in the current Absence of any Alternative Political World-Views able to strongly Express Otherwise their possible Complaints),  in order to Serve as Self-Destroying Excutants, blatantly Exploited by Shady and Cynical Interests.



    (2) However, at least until Now, the Only Side which Currently Threatens, Prepares and Multiplies an already Long Series of even More such Cowardish Mass Killings of innocent, Defenseless Civilians, (+Elders, Women and Children included), both throughout all Europe and in Most Countries accross the World, with Calls launched and Tele-Guided by an Organised International Network of Hypocritical Criminals, obviously is just One :


- That of a so-called "Islamic Terrorism", (as even French President Hollande - a Socialist- just Denounced), particularly by ISIS' Atrocious BeHeaders even of Civilian People.



    (3) Paradoxically, there is 1 thing for which We, here in Europe, (particularly in these Troubled Times of "BREXIT", alleged "Euro-Scepticism", and Turkey's Controversial/UnPopular EU bid Remake Blackmails, but also of a Growing lot of Missed Huge Opportunities for our Historic Culture, Civilisation, Best Values, Potential and Continent), should ..."Thank" even those who currently Threaten to Kill us all :


 - Simply because They repeatedly Call us "Europeans", (from the 2014 ISIS' Spokesman's Murder Call, to the 2016 Mass Killer at Nice, etc)...  


And, indeed, after all, Europeans we are, and Europeans we Want to Be ! Not just Dead, but well Alive, and finaly Victorious !

Both for our 46 Countries' European People, (from the Atlantic Ocean to Urals Mountains+, as De Gaulle notoriously used to Highlight), and for Humanity, Worldwide.


(Since, in these cases, inevitably, one doesn't really go Today, without the other)...



    => So, as PanEuropean CoE Assembly's President, Pedro Agramunt, from Spain, Recently (6/2016) Launched on the Web (See : http://www.eurofora.net/administrator/index2.php?option=com_content&sectionid=1&task=edit&hidemainmenu=1&id=1236 + https://twitter.com/angemarc3/status/745027451114369025 ) :  - "No Hate - No Fear !"  

 

>>> Simply, what Strasbourg-based ECHR symbolises the Best :  - Justice for real Human Rights.  

Democratic States have, inter alia, also the Obligation to Protect People's Lives and Human Dignity, as CoE's PanEuropean Convention for Human Rights stresses from the outset, in substance, already from its 1st, 2nd and 3rd Articles, as interpreted by EuroJudges well established Case Law. 

This obviously goes also against any kind of Deadly and InHuman Terrorism.

 

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    An "Eugenic" loophole Amendment, which might expose to Dangers reminiscent of "3rd Reich's" notorious Genetic Abuses, hidden at the last minute inside an otherwise Good, larger Health policy Package scheduled to be voted on Thursday, was strongly denounced by a coalition of MEPs from various Political Groups and Countries, in a Press Conference held this afternoon at EU Parliament in Strasbourg.

    Mainly calling to "Select Human Embryos", via "Genetic Counselling" and "pre-implantation" Techniques including "Genetic Tests", in order to "Eradicate Hereditary rare Diseases", it might open ways to Dangerous Practices in Future, they denounced in substance.

    But they also made it clear that a much larger Report inside which this Controversial Amendment "No 15" was added in dubious circumstances, officialy destinated to struggle against "Rare Diseases", and drafted by Professor Antonios Trakatellis, was otherwise "an Excellent Report", aiming at a "completely Uncontroversial target" of Health policy on which "all MEPs and Experts are united, believing that Europe should act" to protect People's Health (See "EuroFora"'s earlier News).

    The controversy came at a particularly delicate moment for the EU in relation to Citizens, at the eve of June 2009 EU Elections, and shortly before Ireland re-votes for "Lisbon Treaty"..    

- Denouncing risks of "an Eugenic demand, very similar to what we had during the 3rd Reich in Germany, but now coming from some Scientisists themselves", German ChristianDemocrat/EPP MEP Dr. Peter Liese stressed that critical MEPs were against "Eugenic" engineering with "Selection of Human Embryos", and anything which might ultimately lead up to to a "Selection of Human Race". It doesn't help to "eradicate" Human Lives, he added.


    Several Experts and NGOs expressed "Deep Concern", as f;ex. DR M.C. Cornel of the "European Society of Human Genetics", which stressed, on this occasion, that "the importance of Non-Directiveness in Reproductive issues is a Central characteristic of Human Genetics, after the Atrocities committed in the name of Genetics in the first half or the 20th Century".

     - "This is completely Unacceptable", stressed Italian Liberal MEP Vittorio Prodi, on the Controversial Amendment, also because pushes to "eliminate early Human Life", as he noted.

     - "This opens a Dangerous Road, rather a Motorway", denounced Danish MEP Mrs Margrette Auken, from the "Greens", observing that various similar attempts were made in the Past "not only in Germany, but also in several other Countries, "even at the 1970ies", "f.ex. on forced Sterilisation of Roma" People, and other criticisable situations f.ex. in the UK, in Sweden, etc. as she said.

    + Other NGOs, as f.ex. "LebenHilfe" from Berlin, added that, among various other Risks, could also be that, by exploiting the pre-implantation Genetic Diagnostics and the Selection of "healthy" Embryos, some may "propagate" several "Eugenic" aims, starting f.ex. by pushing to eradicate Human Livies which might "Cost too much" to preserve, ultimately exposing to dangers reminiscent of the "3rd Reich"'s atrocious abuses.

    In consequence, ChristianDemocrats/EPP and "Green" MEPs "decided by Majority to vote against" this Controversial Amendment, anounced to Journalists the 5 MEPs who participated in the Press Conference, representing a wide spectrum, from Liberals to "Greens" and ChristianDemocrats, and from Hungary, Italy, Germany and Danemark up to Ireland (Gay Mitchell), etc.
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    Hungarian ChristianDemocrat MEP Laszlo Surjan said "that it was "Suddenly, at the End of the Procedure" in Committee, that "appeared this (Controversial) Amendment, which has nothing to do" with the main purpose of the Report, on which all agreed.

    He denounced an "Unhonest" move, and called to "avoid this kind of unacceptable situations". Nobody should "Select People", Surjan stressed.

    - "We (MEPs) had No Chance to Discuss" this last-minute Amendment earlier added at a Committee's level, said German MEP Peter Liese

    Speaking to "EuroFora", Dr. Liese, the Spokesman of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group in EU Parliament, said that MEPs didn't oppose other references of the Report f.ex. on "Genetic Tests", because they were "no proposals" to impose them, while, on the contrary, there was "a Problem" if anyone attempted to "impose" f.ex. this or that Genetic Technique and "Genetic Counselling", etc. to the People on human reproduction.
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    Controversial parts of Amendment No 15 ask mainly "to lead finally to the Eradication" of "Hereditary" "rare diseases", "through Genetic Counselling .., and ..pre-Implantation Selection of healthy Embryos".

    But  EU Rapporteur Professor Trakatellis, said to "EuroFora" that fears should be alleviated by Guarantees that all this should be done only "where appropriate", when it's "not contrary to existing National Law", and "always on a Voluntary basis", according to other Parts of the Amendment.

    He stressed that the main aim was to allow "a free and informed choice of persons involved", without imposing them anything :  - "It's not an obligatory, but advisary" text, he said.

    To make that point clear, he was ready, in agreement with many MEPs, to eventually drop at least that part of the controversial Amendment which initially called for "efforts to ..lead finally to the Eradication of those rare diseases" "which are Hereditary".

    But, until late Wednesday evening, reportedly together with many other MEPs, he stood by all the rest of the controversial Amendment, (fex. on the "Genetic Counselling" and the "pre-implantation Selection of healthy Embryos"), so that critical MEPs, going from ChristianDemocrats as Dr. Liese, to "Greens" or "Ind/Dem", observed to "EuroFora" that "this was not enough" to close the dangerous loophole.

    Particularly since, as Professor Trakatellis noted himself, "this is already allowed to the U.K.", and "other National Legislations would probably follow, sooner or later" in a similar direction. As for a general call to "Eradicate Hereditary rare Diseases", this "should happen, at any case, in practice, de facto", to protect public Health.

    On the contrary, "our goal should be to help patients suffering from rare diseases, not to eradicate the patients. In case of genetic disease risk, the decision should not be guided by scenarios" made by politicians. "Perents who may decide to accept a child, even if handicapped or with genetic disease, must be respected and supported with solidarity", critical MEPs stated.

    - "Any Pressure" to "a patient or couple (who "should be able to make an informed choice consistent with their own values"),"from health Professionals, Public Health Policies or Governemental Institutions, or Society at large, should be avoided", stresses the "European Society for Human Genetics".

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Each MEP's vote will be registered !

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The Socialist Group requested a "Split vote" on the Amendment 15, first without, and afterwards with the words "lead finally to the Eradication" etc.


    But the first "split vote" leaves intact all the other parts of the Controversial Amendment, (i.e. "Genetic Counselling", "Selection of healthy Embryos", etc).

    That's why, 3 Groups of MEPs : ChristianDemocrats/EPP, "Greens/EFA", and "Ind/Dem", have asked for "Roll Call Votes", on everything regarding the Controversial Amendment No 15, and on the final outcome of the resulting Report as amended, which will register all the individual positions to be taken by each MEP.   

Something which will obviously make each MEP think twice before voting for one or another choice, to be sure that he/she will make the right choice in front of EU Citizens, particularly at these pre-Election times...


    Crucial Votes were scheduled between 12 Noon and 1 p.m. local Strasbourg time, in the middle of a long series of various other Reports, and after a long Public Debate on the larger Health policy package, from 9 to 11.50 am.

    The specific Report inside which was hidden the controversial Amendment is due to be debated between 11 and 12 am.

    So that more last-minute Surprises may not be excluded a priori...

    Particularly at the present Historic moment, when even the Institutional Future of the EU depends on the result of a second Referendum on "Lisbon Treaty", later this year, in ...Ireland, a mainly Catholic country, where People are particularly sensitive in such kind of socio-cultural and values issues...
 

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     (Draft due to be updated).
 
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