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Greek President Pavlopoulos: Turkish Army Invasions Contrary to EU Law based Cyprus Issue solution

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
 
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Foreign Military Interventions by Turkey are incompatible with a Solution of Cyprus' Issue based on EU Law, stressed the President of Greece, professor Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who is also a French-educated Specialist on Legal issues concerning Public Law of the State.


He was Replying to a Question raised by Liberal French MEP Comte at PanEuropean CoE's Plenary Assembly's Spring 2017 Session this week in Strasbourg (24-28/4/2017), where he was invited to make a Keynote Address to MEPs Today, just Before a Speech at Strasbourg University's "Political Science Forum", scheduled for Later this Aftenoon, on "European Values", (See relevant "Eurofora"s NewsReport at : ...).

 

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The Cyprus Issue is "an Open Wound" since it still Faces, since 1974, a Foreign Military Occupation, he observed, speaking of Ankara's Invasion/Occupation troops at the Northern Part of the Island.
In Fact, it's an International and particularly European Poblem, and not just a National Problem for Greece and Cyprus, he stressed.


Indeed, a Solution of Cyprus Issue could better be found on the Basis of EU Law. Because Cyprus is a Member of the EU, and even of its core area of €uozone, while, in Addition, it's Only a Solution Based on EU Law which could apply the EU Acquis, professor Pavlopoulos observed.


He referred, specificaly, inter alia also f.ex. to "Article 4§2" of the "Primary EU Law", related to EU Member States' "Sovereignity", which is Incompatible with Military Occupation, Foreign "Guarantees", etc.

 
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A Precedent was f.ex. "Germany's ReUnification", where the full Application of EU Acquis had to Wait, from 1989 up to 1993, until the Last Soldier of former USSR Left the Eastern German area, as also the New President of Germany, Experienced former Foreign Minister Steinmeier, recently evoked in EU Parliament in Strasbourg.


Otherwise, it could even create a different, Dangerous Precedent for EU Member States, Risking to Undermine National Sovereignity of EU Countries, so that Noone would ever commit the Crime to yield to something which would Hinder EU's Unity and ability to Defend is own Family. It's Not Only about Cyprus itself, the President of Greece Warned.


Moreover, even Turkey would Gain from a Solution of Cyprus' Issue, while also Turkish Cypriots are Victims of the current situation, he pointed out.   

 

UN sponsored Cyprus Talks have become practicaly Stalled, under various Pretexts, since Turkey presented, a few Months ago, official Claims to maintain Troops at the Island and for other Unilateral Military Interventions in the Future again. 

 

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("Draftnews", as already sent to "Eurofora" Subscribers/Donors, earlier. A more accurate, full Final Version, might be published asap).

 

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Sarkozy and Merkel want deals with Obama on European Security at Strasbourg's NATO 2009 Summit

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In parallel but concording moves, EU Chair, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel both invited this week US-President elect, Barack Obama, to discuss important deals breaking new ground on European Security during the NATO's 60 Years Anniversary Summit of Heads of State in Strasbourg, where Obama is expected to make his 1st visit to Europe as a President on April 2009.

Merkel focused mainly on smoother NATO - EU Defence and Security policy cooperation, while Sarkozy spoke about PanEuropean Security, associating both Russia and the USA, proposing to freeze missile and shields' deployement until an agreement is reached.

But both tackled some hard nuts to crack : Turkey's VETO against the participation of EU Member Cyprus to EU-NATO cooperation, and Russia's anouncement on deployment of missiles up to Kaliningrad, at EU's belly, in reply to USA's wish to set up missile shields in EU States such as Poland or Czech Republic, etc.


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- "Certainly...one of the points that we'll dicuss with the New US President", Barak OBAMA, "who will come f'or the 1st time in Europe as president, at the NATO Summit", co-hosted by France and Germany in Strasbourg, ""concerns, above all, the European Security and Defence Policy" (ESDP), and "the relations between NATO and its partners", with whom it should "work together", anounced earlier this week Merkel.

We must find "a reasonable and adequate concept to articulate NATO and European Security and Defense policy", because of a "series of practical issues, sometimes difficult to understand", but that "we must discuss".

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- "An example" of that is "the issue of Cyprus and Turkey", said Merkel, where Ankara raises problems "from Kosovo up to Afghanistan", as also CoE's chair, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt recently observed in Strasbourg replying to EuroFora's questions.

- "We must do something to smoothen this problem for good, and not only on a case-by-case basis, laboriously negotiated each time". Here, we must find "a reasonable and adequate concept to articulate NATO and European Security and Defense policy", Merkel stressed.

- "With good will from all sides, it could and should be posible. Germany wants also to help on that". Otherwise, "the coming generations will not understand why it took Decades to do so". But, if we "don't even achieve that for Decades, this would be an Historic Failure !", the German Chancellor warned

- "I think that our American partners are increasingly realizing that", Merkel said, pleading for "a stronger European Security and Defence policy, with which, I believe, the Atlantic Security Partnership can also strengthen and solidify".

Meanwhile, USA is also due to take in 2009 a special status inside EU-led EUROCORPS, the European Army HeadQuarters, based in Strasbourg.

Merkel said that after meeting in Berlin with NATO's Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, earlier this week, precisely in order to "prepare NATO's Summit", scheduled for the beginning of April 2009 in Strasbourg.

Scheffe, knows well Strasbourg, since he chaired the CoE, as Holland's Foreign Minister, when he brokered a controversial deal precisely on Turkey and Cyprus about the implementation of ECHR judgements on Greek Cypriot displaced persons' houses and properties in 2003. He returned later at least once, for a WEO meeting at the CoE, where he precisely had highlighted such EU - NATO issues.

EU Commission's 2008 Report on Turkey has just observed that, on European Defense - Security policy, "Turkey continues to object to EU-NATO Cooperation which would involve all EU Member States". "This created Problems for EU-NATO co-operation in the context of Civilian ESDP missions, in particular in Kosovo and Afghanistan".
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 French EU Chair, President Sarkozy and Merkel are visiting Washington on Friday and Saturday for a Global G-20 Summit with current US President George Bush, on the sidelines of which are expected preparatory contacts with US President-elect Obama's entourage, even if himself might stay in Chicago until he takes over on January 21.

Before going to Washington, Sarkozy concluded today an UE - Russia Summit with Dmitry Medvedev, where they "spoke in length on PanEuropean Security" :

- As EU President, I proposed that we meet on mid-2009 in a framework such as OSCE's in order to set the foundations of a Future Pan-European Security, which would associate Russia and USA, and that, meanwhile, nobody speaks about deploying missiles or shields, which complicate the situation".

- NATO's Summit in Strasbourg-Kehl, on April 2009 is a perfect occasion to discuss with our American friends and to prepare a possible OSCE Summit for these issues f.ex. for June or July", Sarkozy concluded.

- We must all abstain from Unilateral measures" dangerous for Europe's security. "Russia only reacted to decisions taken by some other countries. But if they are ready to cooperate, we are ready to discuss. EU could be an intermediary", added Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, before going himself too at the Washington G-20 Economic Summit.

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