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EURapporteur on WhistleBlowers French MEP Roziere to EF: Assange should be Protected !

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 16 April 2019

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*Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- In Principle, Assange should be given an Asylum in Europe, from Extradition to the US, Replied bis to an "Eurofora"s Question the EU Parliament's Rapporteur on WhistleBlowers' Protection, Virginie Roziere, French Radical/Socialist (Center-Left) MEP.


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 - "According to Press Reports, the New French State Secretary on EU Affairs, (Amélie de Montchalin), would have declared that it should be considered whether to give Assange an Asylum in Europe, in case of Extradition demand. Even if this may not be foreseen yet by the current EU Law on WhistleBlowers (which, for the moment, limits Protection in cases of Natural Environment, Corruption, etc), de lege lata, at least, "de lege ferenda", and from a Political (principles') point of view, according to your Experience, (also as EU Parliament's Rapporteur on WhistleBowers' Protection), what do you honestly think that should be done in this case ? Should there be any Protection from a European side, or should he be Extradited ?", we asked.

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 + Taking also into account the Fact that, "in this case, it's a very Particular affair, because it's not only about someone who reveals a truth, or not, but also about Helping, in addition, Others to reveal" certain truths : "It has a Double Aspect", (from the WhistleBlowers' point of view), "Eurofora" observed, as far as "Wikileaks" Founder and Editor is concerned.

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- Indeed, "if we Focus on the Spirit, and the Political Aim of the Law (EU Directive) that we (EU Parliament) Voted Today, Julien Assange should be Protected !", EU Parliament's Rapporteur on WhistleBlowers clearly Replied positively to the above-mentioned "Eurofora"s question.

- This "should be done by some (EU) Member States, because Asylum is given by States, not by the EU itself", she technically reminded in this egard.

 - "Perhaps, the EU should Find a Member State to give Asylum to Julian Assange, while being Supported by many Others" (EU Countries+), she practically suggested. "Because, in such kind of issues, often individual States Hesitate to indispose alone such an important international partner as the USA".

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- Thus, at any case, "Yes, I think that, indeed, We Should effectively give him an Asylum, regarding USA's demand for Extradition !", EU Parliament's Rapporteur on WhistleBlowers positively Confirmed, in her reply to the above-mentioned "Eurofora"s Question.

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- However, "I'd give a Different Opinion on Sweden's demand, which is a European Country, and well Advanced on WhistleBlowers' Protection, so that it's not so much Suspected from this point of view, and, for Sweden, the point is about (alleged) Rape and Sexual Relation, and even WhistleBlowers should have to Reply to Justice vis a vis such kind of Accusations, so that I find normal for Assange to Explain himself vis a vis the Swedish Courts", she added, from a Different point of view.

- "But, there, we are Far Away from the issues of (EU's Directive on) WhistleBlowers, and we are facing issues of Ordinary Law", she concluded.

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+ Asking and Receiving by EU's Rapporteur the chance to Add an Observation, as far as the Main thrust about Asylum from Extradition to the US was concerned, "Eurofora" noted the Fact that, "also in the USA, there is a Debate about Assange, where Contradictions exist at all political sides, even inside the Governing political family.

 

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>>> Indeed, f.ex., at the mainstream Conservative NewsMedia "Fox News", the popular Journalist, (allegedly Favorite also of new US President Don Trump), Tucker Carlson, stressed, in a Special Edition focused on "Wikileaks"' Founder, that, in fact, ""Assange’s real sin was preventing Hillary Clinton from becoming President", (when she was Candidate of the "Socialists"/Democrats, back on 2016)...

=> Therefore, eventual "Suspicions" (of eventual Political bias) may obviously exist also vis a vis the Swedish "Socialist" current Goverment, (considering, in addition, the fact that former US President Barack Hussein Obama, had notoriusly used tha Swedish pretext as a way to Trap "Wikileaks"' Founder, since he was afraid that Freedom of Speech principles might Oppose a Condemnation in the US)...

At any case, Assange's UK Lawyer reportedly promised that he would accept to give thorough explanations and reply to eventual questions, if Sweden decided to re-open a closed procedure of the Past.

That affair reportedly concerned short relations, withOut any Violence at all, (but focusing on alleged Preventive Health protection matters, particular to the Swedish Law), at an exceptional moment, when Assange's Credit Cards had been Blocked by Obama's US Administration, so that, while visitng Sweden for Public Conferences, he found himself Deprived even from spare Money to Pay Hotels of his choice, and practically obliged to accept the Invitations of 2 Swedish women, who allegedly assaulted him, and one even Boasted, afterwards, to a friend, that she had managed to "Get" Assange...

Later-on, the Swedish Authorities had Stopped any Procedure against Assange, while UNO's Human Rights bodies, at nearby Geneva, have notoriously Judged that the Forced Refuge at Ecuador's Embassy in London, (precisely in order to Escape fro Sweden's demand of extradition, Behind which "Wiileaks" suspected that was Hidden Obama's USA : Comp. Supra), during Many Years, was a blatant Violation of his basic Human Rights, and had already started to Harm his own Health, after being obliged to live in reclusion, without any Freedom to move, during so many Years.

 

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    The recent paradox of freezing EU Talks with front-runner Croatia, while continuing controversial EU - Turkey talks, despite Zagreb's acceptance of Refugees' Human Rights to return, that Ankara refuses fex. in Cyprus, while both have "Good Neighborhood" problems vis a vis Slovenia, or Greece, Cyprus and Armenia respectively, can it be justified by the non-fullfilment of EU criteria, as Slovenia says, or, is it "Double Standards" ?    

The question became unavoidable after statements by Presidents of Slovenia and Croatia, Tuerk and Mesic, respectively, to "EuroFora", exclusively or among Strasbourg's journalists this week at the CoE, on the sidelines of its 2009 Summer University for Political Schools, which topically brought them together as successive key-note speakers.


    Comming only a few Months before EU checks Turkey's compliance to its commitments on Cyprus, etc., scheduled for December 2009, this obviously has a special importance for the coherence of EU Enlargement's principles.

     Suspension of EU Negotiations is a normal consequence in case of a Candidate Country's failure to fullfil EU Conditions, such as "Good Neighborhood relations", stressed at first Slovenian President Danilo Tuerk, current CoE's chair.

    But, regarding EU's Criteria,  there shouldn't be any "Double Standards",  reacted Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, commenting the fact that Turkey's controversial EU negotiations continue, while they were recently "freezed" in the case of Croatia, an "unquestionably European Country", which oficially accepts to respect Refugees Human Rights, contrary to Ankara's notorious refusals or reluctance.                                       

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - "EU itself has set as a Criterium (for EU Enlargement) the "Good Neighborhood relations",  and their absence justifies the "Suspension" EU Negotiations, (f.ex. with Croatia), because of a Border dispute affecting the territorial integrity of an EU Member Country, stressed Slovenian President, Danilo Tuerk, CoE's Chairman in office (May - November 2009), speaking to Journalists in Strasbourg including "EuroFora".    

Questioned earlier what "consequences on EU's Enlargement policy" can have the "Ban on EU Membership Negotiations", imposed to Croatia, Tuerk replied that "this question comes down to the fulfillement of (EU) Criteria for membership. One has to look at each Candidate Country ., from the point of view whether it fullfils the Criteria that EU has set. One of them are Good Neighborhood Relations, I'd like to remind. And also, there are other factors, such as Justice, Home affairs, Rule of Law, and others".


    - "Now, ..Candidate Countries are at Different Levels of fulfillement of Criteria", he observed.

    - " Croatia is obviously the closest to that. I'm rather optimistic : I think that in the coming Months we'll have an opportunity to look at all these issues constructively and hopefully we'll be able to make progress". "My main concern, at this point, is the situation in Bosnia : We haven't seen enough progres domesticaly. We haven't seen enough during ..political parties within their country.We need a New Energy, a new energetic move towards the Candidature for EU membership. "Other (Western Balkan) Countries (Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM, Albania) have been making soaring Progress, and I think that they should be ready, in a few Years, for the Candidate status".

    - "As far as the Western Balkans are concerned, .. nobody should be left outside" the EU, Slovenian's President concluded, ommitting to mention Turkey's controversial EU bid.

    - "This process may be seen as Slow, but..  Slovenia has also has also been exposed to various "Booms of Slowness" in our accession period. But now we can say that the process was relatively quick, because changes which occur after becoming EU member, are quite large, and they require proper Preparations before the (EU) membership becomes a new factor, an impacting line for a new (EU) member country".
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Slovenian statements made some participants from certain 3rd Countries as FYROM, etc. claim that "the Principle of EU Solidarity" would "produce a.. rising European Union Nationalism (sic !), against Non-EU Countries", as they said, asking unhappy foreign countries to form a "bloc" to exert pressure on the EU...    

But Croatian President Stjepan Mesic dismissed that, supporting "EU Integration", "after the Economy also in Political" issues, as "the achievement" of our times. In EU there is "diversity, but it's United", he stressed, "EU has to be United so that it can become a central factor of Peace" also at the surrounding areas, he replied.

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Speaking later exclusively to "EuroFora", the experienced twice President of Croatia, former President of the International "Non-Aligned" movement, denounced "Double Standards" in the way EU treats recently Croatia compared to Turkey :   

 - "I think that there shouldn't be Double Standards", stressed the Croatian President, in reply to a Question comparing the freeze of EU - Croatia talks, with the continuation of EU - Turkey talks, despite the fact that Croatia is an "unquestionably European country", while Turkey's EU bid is notoriously controversial.


    Mesic was reacting to the observation that, even if he confirmed his "respect of Refugees' Human Rights to return, etc. (See infra), nevertheless, EU talks are suspended with Croatia.. While for oher, controversial candidates, who refuse to respect Refugees' Rights to return, etc., as fex. Turkey does in occupied Cyprus and elsewhere, EU negotiations continue".

    - "I believe that Croatia's accession will confirm that all European Countries who fulfill all of the Conditions and achieve European Standards, have to join the EU. There shouldn't be any Double Standards", went on to add in reply President Mesic.

    In this relation, Croatia's President found "of paramount importance", CoE's "mechanisms enforcing ECHR's judgements"
    
    - "On Refugees and Displaced persons, the process will be completed only after the last person demanding to return will be allowed to do so !", President Mesic Croatia stressed earlier, setting a general standard of obvious importance also for otherr candidates, as f.ex. Turkey, often accused to exclude or heavily restrict Greek Cypriot Displaced persons' return to their Family Homes and ancestral land, provoke difficulties to Turkish-Kurd IDPs return to their home regions at the South-East, etc.

    Some "2.000 People are still reported Missing" in former Yugoslavia, for some Years, (as in Cyprus, modern Europe's oldest case, for 3 Decades. Nagorno-Karabach, Tcecnya in Russia, etc, more recently), and Investigations "will only be completed after establishing the fate of the last one of them", he added.
    
    Speaking earlier on "War Crimes", President Mesic stressed that "Leaders are responsible for (the) Wars (of the Past), not the People", and called against Impunity :  "Individuals have to be held Responsible for Crimes. International Penal Tribunals have to persecute those individuals", perpetrators of War Crimes, he underlined.

    Such statements naturally made Mesic rather popular at ECHR, whose President, French EuroJudge, Professor Jean-Paul Costa, looked particularly smiling when he welcomed him later on Wednesday afternoon, after Slovenian President Daniko Tuerk earlier this week.
           

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