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F. Greek Ambassador to Libya on 2012, Murdered on 2016 in murky Brazil case, incl. Political Issues?

Ecrit par ACM
vendredi, 30 décembre 2016
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* The former Ambassador of Greece to Libya during the notorious "Benghazi scandal" of 2012 of the non-elucidated yet Deadly Attack by Islamic Extremists against US Ambassador Stevens and 3 other US Agents, which shook the latest US Presidential Elections, Kyriakos Amiridis, was found Brutaly Targetted and Murdered in Brazil, as the Out-going Obama Administration is preparing to leave on January 2017  the White House after 8 Years which oversaw the Emergence of ISIS' Terrorists in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, who have started to Attack even Europe, Africa, wider Asia, and the USA itself.


Greece is the Only European Country which is Geographicaly Located at a very Close Distance from Libya, and particularly the Nearest to the Eastern Libyan SeaCoast of Benghazi.


Even if the Athens' Goverment of 2011, (Headed by USA-Born Giorgos Papandreou then, a long-time President of the International Socialist movement), did Not participate in the Alliance of Countries which took Action over the Libyan Conflict which topped Colonel Khadafi, (mainly USA, France, the UK, Belgium, etc), nevertheless Greece played a discrete but important role, f.ex. Starting by intermediating between Libya and Western Countries, as well as, Later-on with some Islamist Groups there, into solving various "Humanitarian" affairs during that Conflict, including by providing Help incuding Ship transferts, (See Infra), etc.


When the 2012 Banghazi Scandal broke out, about the Killing of his Collegue, US Ambassador Stevens, by an Al-Queda-like Group of Islamic Extremists, just after meeting with a Turkish Senior Diplomat there, Many Speculations were made in the Medias, about eventual links to illegal Weapons-Smuggling to various Armed Gangs inside Syria, mainly via Ship-Transports accross the Mediterranean Sea, (therefore, probably also some Greek Maritime areas), and through Turkey, etc. A specific Question on this Issue had been raised by Senator Rand Paul to former USA State Secretary, and 2016 US Presidential Candidate of the Democratic Party, (Socialists), Hillary Clinton, mentioning precisely "Turkey", that she had surprisingly Skiped, claiming that she had "No Information" about that, (as also did, later-on, those State Department Officials to whom she had referred Paul for a more concrete Reply, which Never came).


Significantly, the Greek Ambassador had arrived to Libya Shortly After the Killings of US Ambassador Stevens and other 3 USA Agents by Islamist Terrorists in Benghazi, among persistent Rumours about illegal Weapons' Smuggling by Ship Transports towards various Armed Gangs in Syria, including MANPADS against Aircraft. This last, Crucial point, was reportedly Confirmed, just 1 Month Later, even by the Head of Russian President Vladimir Putin's Office, Sergei Ivanov, openly Expressing in Vienna (Austria), Moscow's "Concerns about the Risk for the Syrian Dissidents to dispose even Mobile Anti-AirCraft Systems, which came from Libya".


- "It's not yet Known in whose Hands may fall such Weapons, and which Civilian Airplane they might Down", Ivanov had Warned then.


Earlier, Amiridis, exceptionaly served also as former Head of Cabinet in the Ministry responsible for Public Order in Greece, Back on 2011, when it was oversaw f.ex. Harsh Oppression of Massive Popular Demonstrations against the Socialist-run Government of American-born former Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou, (whose Mother was also a USA Citizen), because of his Failure to fullfil his Pre-Electoral Promisses of the 2009 Election, (when he had Contested the Fact that the Country needed urgently a strong Austerity Policy, falsely Claiming that it had "a Lot of Money"), shortly Afterwards throwing it in one of the Harder Austerity policies of History, when it was Revealed that it had a Huge Debt, provoked and accumulated during the Last 30 Years (1980-2010), mainly Governed by his own Socialist Party "PASOK").


Amiridis had also More various closer Relations to the USA, and particularly the out-going Obama Administration, while, f.ex., one of his Family members was Recently Appointed as Chancellor of UIC at the University of Chicago, the current US President's initial Base : Indeed, on 2015, Dr. Michael Amiridis, previously at South Carolina University, but also of Greek origin,  actively contributed into bringing there a brand new "Obama Library", strongly supported by the City's Mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, former Top Official at the White House.


The Murdered Greek Ambassador (as also the US Ambassador Stevens) had also developed relations with various Islamic circles, active in Socio-Political affairs too, already since his mission to Libya, where he Helped to Saveguard in a Ship Tripoli's Top Politicians etc., and to Evacuate all Greek expats living and working there on 2014, as well as, subsequently, on 2015 in Athens, where he had Helped organize an International Conference on Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue, etc.


Appointed afterwards as Ambassador to Brazil, just on May 2016, Kyriakos Amiridis curiously Seeked an Unusualy Long Christmas/New Year's leave, Extending from December 21, 2016, up to January 9, 2017, (i.e. about 20 Days), choosing as Residence a shady District of Rio ("Nova Iguacu"), which is reportedly  Notorious for its Exceptionaly High Crime rate, and for being Full of various Dangerous Armed Gangs, abusing of not only Drug-Traffick, but also of Kidnapings and Blackmails, paid Murders, etc, to which are often Mixed some Corrupted Policemen, usualy Linked with various Politicians to which the procure Voters, (as, f.ex., British Newspaper "Express.co.uk" and International, British-Canadian, Press Agency "Reuters" observed, on this occasion).


The Greek Ambassador was reportedly found, a few Days later, on this December 2016, brutaly Killed inside a Calcinated Rent Car there, at a very Rare Violent Deadly Incident in the International Diplomatic chronicles, as also Russia's 1st ever Ambassador, Permanent Repersentative to the CoE, in Strasbourg, Evgeni Prochorov, back on May 1998, brutaly killed inside his Burned Car, also in his way to his Family Home.


That Tragic Incident had occured in the Middle of Exceptionaly Big Tensions about a Plan to Ship and Istall Russian Air-Defense Missiles "S-300" in Cyprus on 1998, which had Upseted US and particularly Turkish officials, as far as it concerns Ankara's Air-Fighters illegaly Violating Nicosia's Aispace, f.ex. over the Occupied Territories of Cypurs, at the Northern part of the Island, controlled by the Turkish Invasion-Occupaton Army since 1974, despite several UN SC Resolutions vainly Asking its Withdrawal. "Eurofora"s co-Founder had Met and Spoken with the Victim, just a Few Hours before it occured, earlier that Day inside the CoE, Together with the then CoE's Secretary General,  Daniel Tarschys, a Liberal from Sweden, (as well as, the Next Day, with the Chief of the French Fire-Fighters who were the 1st to Find the Victim). As another Witness told us, After that Brutal Death, the No 1 Turkish Official inside the CoE, then in charge of the Protocol, discreetely Claimed to a Bulgarian Freelance, Part time Journalist, that this Exceptional Violent Incident (which occured in a Calm Countryside Road, that we used with our Family in order to Train in Bicycle our 10 Years Old Child) would have been provoked simply by the Victim's alleged tendency to "Drink too much" that Evening (sic !), as she subsequently Published in the Only Local Newspaper of Strasbourg, "DNA". I.e. practicaly attempting to Downplaying the incident in a kind of Mere, Banal "Accident".   

                                                                                                                            Brazilian Authorities found Now that Armiridis was, in Fact, Murdered by a Corrupted Brazilian Policeman, (Comp. Supra), Before putting his Body inside that Car and setting it on Fire.


But Local Police also Claimed that a Cause for that Murder would have been just a Morbide Conspiracy with the Victim's Wife, a Brazilian herself, aged almost 20 Years Younger, with whom Armiridis got engaged since his 1st Arrival in Brazil, back on 2000, initialy as Consul General at Rio.


Indeed, the Greek Ambassador had, Previously, been appointed in Brazil, as Early as since 2000, as Consul, by the then Socialist Government of former Prime Minister Costas Simitis, (when his USA-born Successor, Giorgos Papandreou, from an US Citizen Mother, was Minister on Foreign affairs), before being transfered to the Netherlands on 2003. By a strange "Coincidence", almost at the Same Time, there were also Other "PASOK"-related Greek Politicians who left Europe in order to Live in Brazil, such as, f.ex., the former Long-Time Socialist MEP, Georges Catiforis, who worked previously during Many Years at EU Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg, (etc), also as former Head of the Greek National Delegation of MEPs, (whith whom "Eurofora"'s CoFounder had cooperated in the Past, in Parallel with another, ChristianDemocrat/EPP Top MEP"). Similar Moves were made and by a Politicaly related to PASOK University Professor living in Strasbourg, a French Lady married to a Greek University Professor, John Anastopoulos, who had told us his intention to try to become MEP in the 1999 EU Election, before he Unexpectedly Died, while his Wife became Afterwards President of a France-Brezil Association, visiting often that Big Latino-American Country, (etc).  


Earlier, Armiridis had worked in Brussels, since 1993, at the Greek Permanent Representation to the EU, from which he had returned back to Athens, in the European Affairs' Direction of the Foreign Ministry, from 1997, i.e., once again, just after former Prime Minister Simitis had won the 9/1996 Election.


Simitis, (whose Brother served as Professor of Economy in Germany, etc), has Notoriously pushed Greece to enter €urozone Earlier than Normal, i.e. already Before it completes the Necessary Reforms, (something which should happen a few Years Later-on), so that he could snatch the Following, April 2000 Election, and stay Prime Minister for 4 more Years (until 2004). For that purpose, he had to Hide the Fast Growing Debt accumulated in Greece since the 1980ies, when the first Socialisst Governments of PASOK had notoriously Hired Too Many Cushy Job holders, Political Lackeys and Cronies, in a lot of mainly Counter-Productive Civil Servants' posts, Starting to Waste an Excessive amount of Money which went Crescendo, since then, but went practicaly Unseen in EU's Luxembourg-based "EUROSTAT" Official Economic and Financial Statistics, (until it Suddenly Emerged, much Later, on 2009, provoking a Crisis).


In order to Obtain that, Simitis' Government had, in exchange, to Accept (for the 1st Time in History), Turkey's Controversial and Unpopular EU bid, i.e. to Give Ankara a Status of "Candidate" to EU Accession, since the December 1999 EU Summit in Helsinki (Finland : then Chaired by a Socialist Government with Foreign Minister Mrs Halonen : Comp. several Statements she gave on various issues to "Eurofora"s co-Founder, also as Finnish President, many Years  Later-on), Despite a lot of Serious Mass Violations of Human Rights, that ECHR had just Started, then, to openly Denounce, repeatedly Condemning Ankara's Government, added to the Bloody "Kurdish" Issue, official Threats of War against Greece in the Aegean Sea, Negation of the Armenian Genocide, Continuation of the illegal Military Occupation of the Northern Territories of Cyprus by the Turkish Army, (etc).


All that notoriously provoked in Europe a Double, Socio-Political and Economic-Financial Crisis, Blocking EU's Constitutional Reform, (after 3 "No" to a Draft EU Constitution, at Euro-Referenda in France, the Netherlands and Ireland, between 2005-2007, Bypassed only by Sarkozy's "No" to Turkey's EU bid, which allowed to Pass a Simplified Version of that Former Constitutional Reform Plan, with "Lisbon Treaty", which Entered into Force from 2010, i.e. 5 Years Later than initialy expected), and Fuelling the €uroZone's Debt "Krach" threats, (mainly via Greece's particularly Underlined Financial situation, after many "PASOK" Governents between 1981 - 2000, Started to be Tackled by the EU after Sarkozy-Merkel's 2010-2011 initial Measures, i.e. "Aid/Reform Programs" for each affected Country, and "€uroArea"'s Treaty, etc., but have Still to be Completed until Nowadays, Hopefuly after the forthcoming 2017 Elections in France and Germany, etc).


Former Long-Time USA President Bill Clinton's 1991 - 2000 Administration, notoriously was behind Both those 2 Problems, since it persistently Pushed Turkey's controversial and UnPopular EU bid, as well as Simitis' PASOK Goevrnments Precocious Entry of Greece inside €uroZone, even Before it completes the Necessary Reforms, (while it was also USA's "Goldman Sachs" Global Financial and Rating Company, which had Helped PASOK's Government of Simitis to Hide its Growing Debt, due mainly to an Excessive Clientelism of the Past, which hasn't yet been really Tackled). And it's also during the Clinton's US Administration that Started, initialy, a USA and Turkey - Backed "Islamization" Move, closely related to a Parallel Islamist Extremism and even Deadly Terrorism, already since the Beginning of the Decade of the 1990ies, (f.ex. in Maghreb Countries as Algeria, etc, in Afghanistan, Russia's Chechnya, etc), before it "Explodes", particularly with ISIS' atrocious Murderers and BeHeaders, Targetting even Innocent Civilian People, during Obama's 2009-2016 Administration, seconded by Hillary Clinton's controversial Foreign Policies mainly in Syria/Iraq and elsewhere in the World, until the Recent, 2015-2016 Mass Deadly Islamic Terrorist Attacks even inside Europe, the USA, etc.


It's in such a Context, and in Relation to such Developments, including, particularly, the 2012 Benghazi Attack, (when Amiridis was apointed Ambassador in Libya), that the Hillary Clinton's Hidden/Destroyed "E-mail"'s Scandal, which rocked US Politics from 2015 up to the 2016 Presidential Election, included also an eventual Attempt to unduly "Banalize" the Murder of a DNC Staffer, Director on Voter Expansion, Seth Conrad Rich, who was Killed by several GunShots last July 2016, around Washington DC, while "Wikileaks" Head, Julian Assange, shortly afterwards, did Not Deny, but, on the Contrary, Strongly Implied, in a Press Interview, that the Victim might have been a "Whistle-Blower" helping to Leak the Democratic Party HQ's and other E-Mails which had Started to Reveal a Series of Scandals, related to Hillary Clinton's Failed bid for the 2016 US Presidential Election, etc.


Even if Obama Administration's Police claimed that the most probable Reason for that Murder would have been just "Robbery", nevertheless, Conrad Rich had Not been Robbed of Anything. And, Later-on, "Wikileaks" reportedly Offered even a Reward of several Tens of Thousands of Dollars for Information able to lead to the arrest of the Killers. Facts which obviously Support the Impression of several Observers that there might have been an Attempt by some to Cover-up a Political Motivation behind Claims Exclusively pointing at Ordinary Criminality only.


And Nowadays Claim, by Local Authorities of Rio in Brazil, that Ambassador Amiridis would have been Murdered because of a Banal Issue related to his Brazilian Wife's unfaithfullness, by her "Lover" : a Corrupted Policeman, obviously does Not Excude at all the Possibility for the Murderer to have, eventualy, Acted as Many Other such Corrupted Policemen notoriously Use to do Often in that thorny District : I.e. to have, perhaps, Murdered the Greek Ambassador after being Paid for that, directly or Indirectly, f.ex. by a Politician (Comp. Supra), so that he naturaly Exploited, for that purpose, any Security Failure, including the amove-mentioned behavior of the Victim's Brazilian Wife, among others : Obviously, one among those 2 Scenarios, (Both Frequent in that Suburb) does Not Exclude the Other...


Meanwhile, just a Few Days Earlier from Now, this December 2016, (by a Coincidence, almost when Ambassador Amiridis was Declared "Missing"), a Federal US Court notoriously Concluded, after a Long Procedure, that a Complaint, lodged by American NGOs, including "Judicial Watch", had been Erroneously Rejected previously by a Lower Court, while it Denounced the Fact that the current USA's State Secretary, Kerry, hadn't asked from the Attorney General to seek from Hillary Clinton much More among her Emais during her Mission as former Head of the State Department, (i.e. including during the 2012 Islamist Terrorist Deadly Attacks agains US Ambassador Stevens and others on September 11, 2012, but had only left it up to Herself and to the FBI. So that, at the Beginning of Next Year, 2017, the incoming, New US Federal Administration, under President-Elect Don Trump, would have to Decide whether, how and up too which point, it should, eventually, Launch a brand New Invesigation,  Starting by Officialy Asking for much More emails froom Hillary Clinton.


=> Situated now, among such Manifold but Converging "Hot" Issues, any Serious Investigation on Ambassador Amiridis' brutal Murder, already an Exceptional Incident in itself), should Not Abstain from adequately Examining Any Legitimate Hypothesis or Questions still remaining without crystal-clear and Convincing Answers.

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Recent developments proved that Europe can suceed to overcome challenges by aiming at great objectives, and this is needed also in 2009, said EU chairman, French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    - "It's in the name of Great Ideas, Projects, Ambition and Ideals, that EU can overcome" challenges, stressed Sarkozy at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, in conclusion of a dense 7 months EU Chairmanship. "It's even easier for Europe to have Great projects, able to overcome national egoism, instead of limiting itself only to small projects" (unable to do alike), he observed.     

- "Europe must remain Ambitious and understand that the World needs her to take Decisions". "The World needs a Strong Europe", which "thinks on its own, has convictions, its own responses, its imagination" : "A Europe which does not limit itself into following" others, (as it did in the Past, when it followed USA, f.ex. on Bosnia). On the contrary, "Europe should undertake its own responsibilities", he said, after a series of succes in stopping the War between Russia and Georgia, and organizing the 1st EuroZone's Summit in Paris, which incited the Washington DC G-20 Summit to extend similar decisions World-wide.  


    - "When you sweep it all under the carpet, prepare yourself for hard tomorrows", he warned. "What hinders decisions is the lack of Courage and Will, the fading away of Ideals", he stressed before EU Parliament's 2008 debate on Human Rights and Sakharov prize on Freedom of thought attributed by MEPs to Chinese cyber-dissident Hu Jia, followed by an EU - Turkey meeting on Friday.

    - "I don't abandon my convictions" and "I will take initiatives" on EU level also in 2009, Sarkozy announced later. "France will not stop having convictions and taking initiatives" on Europe. + "It's an Error to wish to pass over the Heads of those who are elected in their Countries" : "It's an integrism I always fought against"', he warned.
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French EU Presidency faced 4 unexpected Crisis :

- An institutional crisis, with the Irish "No" to EU Lisbon Treaty, just before it started. A geopolitical crisis, wth the threat of War between Russia and Georgia risking to throw Europe back to Cold-war divisions, on August. A World-wide Financial and Economic crisis, arriving at a bad moment before crucial 2009 EU elections. And even a Strasbourg's mini-crisis, with EU Parliament's roof curiously falling down, from unknown reasons, in a brand new building on August, provoking an unprecedented transfert of the 2 September Plenary Sessions...

But it wasn't enough to stop Sarkozy ! On the contrary, it stimulated him...
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- "The better way to deal with the recent problems of EU institutions (as the "3 NO" by France, the Netherlands and Ireland) is to take them as a "Test" in order to find solutions closer to Citizens' concerns", said later in Strasbourg Sarkozy's new choice as Ministe for EU affairs, Bruno Le Maire.

- On the Institutional front, Sarkozy gave Time to the Irish to think about it, and stroke on December a deal including a New Referendum after the June 2009 EU Elections, in exchange of a promise to keep the rule of "one EU Commissioner for each EU Member Country", and some opt-outs on Defence and Fiscal EU policies, Abortion, etc. If the Irish get a "Yes" Majority, then the institutional package could be completed in 2010 or 2011 on the occasion of Croatia's probable EU accession.

He was accused in Strasbourg to upgrade EU Council and downgrade EU Commision, but he replied that "strong Political initiatives by EU Council reinforce also the more technical role of EU Commission, under the political-technical leadership of its President", all 3 "working together with EU Parliament".


- But, meanwhile, Sarkozy energetically spearheaded an Historic 1st Summit of EuroZone's 15 Heads of State and Government at EU's core, exceptionally enlarged to a partial participation of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on October 12 in Paris' Elysee palace, which started to tackle succesfully the growing world Financial crisis.

    It also paved the way for its endorsement by a subsequent Brussels' 27 EU Member States' gathering, before it all come to Washington's G-20 Summit. And "Europe was united, it asked for the 1st G-20 Summit, and it will also organise the next G-20 Summit on April in London", he observed.   

 But a Conference with EU, Russia, African and other Developing Countries, hosted in Strasbourg shortly after Washington G-20 Summit by the French EU Presidency, took a Resolution asking to enlarge participation to Global Economic Governance. Many found, indeed, illogic and unacceptable that f.ex. states as Turkey were given a seat at G-20 level, while all African Countries, and even the African Union itself, representing the greatest Continent on Earth, were excluded...


    Meanwhile, even USA''s "Paulson No 3" Plan, was, in fact, inspired by Europe's No 1 Plan", Sarkozy observed, largelly applauded by MEPs.

    And "Europe showed Solidarity" by mobilizing some 22 Billion credit for Hungary, 1,7 billion for Ukraine, as we do nowadays for Baltic States, etc., he added.

    The move on Economy was extended on December by an EU stimulus' plan totalling some 200 billion Euros, including 5 Billions released by EU Commission for big Projects, as well as various parallel National plans for Economic revival, (fex. 26 billions in France alone). They might appear limited, compared to USA President-elect Obama's reported plan to boost the American economy with 800 billion $, but at least succeded to overcome Europe's divisions for the first time on Economic governance, opening new horizons.

- The French President stressed even harder the unique role of an active EU Council's chairmanship, when he moved swiftly and efficiently, at the beginning of August, to succesfully stop War between Russia and Georgia, at the last minute, which threatened to bring Europe back to Cold War division.

"We (EU) also wanted to avoid a situation like in Bosnia, in the Past, when EU was absent, so that our American friends took their responsibilitues, and EU only followed", despite the fact that the conflict took place in Europe. Now, it was the EU who took its responsibilities".

A roadmap towards a new PanEuropean Security policy, before which all unilateral moves to place new Missiles (from USA or Russia) would be freezed, was proposed by Sarkozy after a meeting with Russian president Medvedev, at the eve of Washington DC's G-20 Summit.

Ukraine's "European" character was stressed at a Sarkozy - Jushenko Summit, September in Paris, while EU adopted on December an "Eastern policy", in which, "I'm convinced that our (EU's) future is to find with our Neighbours the conditions for Economic Development. Peace and Security, by explaining them that.. they must respect (Human Rights') Values, and adopt behaviors different from the Past", explained Sarkozy in Strasbourg.

Meanwhile, the "Union for the Mediterranean" was created, since July's Summit if 45 Heads of State and Government in Paris, as "an organisation for a permanent Dialogue, that we need", mainly in order to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by bringing together, for the 1st time, Israelis and Arabs, where "Europe must be present, in order to avoid a frontal clash".

- "If Europe doesn't take its part for Peace in the Middle-East, nobody else will do that in our place", Sarkozy stressed.
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    Meanwhile, other EU Agreements were brokered during the French EU Presidency on Immigration, (fex. common Asylum rules, etc), and Climat- Energy :

    - On Climat-Energy, the 2007 German EU Presidency had fixed a triple 20% aim for 2020 (20% renewable Energies, 20% reduction of CO2 emmission, 20% energy efficience/economies), and the 2008 French EU Presidecny realized that, making the necessary compromises in order to modernize EU's industry, but without throwing some former Central-Eastern European Countries into abrupt Economic break down risking "social explosion".

    - Defence-Security EU policy was mainly postponed for April 2009, since both German chancellor Merkel and French president Sarkozy want to strike a deal with the new American president Obama in Strasbourg's NATO Summit.

    However, with all these 4 unexpected Crisis diverting attention to other urgencies, People wil wonder now, what happened to the famous deal proposed by freshly-elected French President Sarkozy on Turkey's controversial EU bid, back on August 2007, to continue EU - Turkey negotiations, but on the double condition that core chapters, intrinsequally linked with EU Membership, will be excluded, and that a collective Reflexion and Debate on Europe's future would start before the end of 2008.

    It was meant to reply to the crucial question : What kind of Europe do we want in 10 or 20 Years from now : A large Market, or a Political Europe, with a popular identity ? In Sarkozy's thinking, presented in his 2 landmark speeches on Europe in Strasbourg, shortly before and after the 2007 Elections, (on February and July 2007), Turkey's controversial EU bid would be incompatible with the second choice.

    It's true that EU Commision's Chairman, Jose Barroso, (who had notoriously declared, as former Portuguese Prime Minister, that he found "nonsense" the idea that Europe might become equal to the US), had repeatedly tried to avoid that Sarkozy's criticism on Turkey might start winning a larger audience in Europe, preferring a discrete "wismens' committee" work. And that most of the personalities later chosen in order to participate in a Committee on Europe's Future, are too much linked with Socialist parties and/or American policies, to be really critical of USA's notorious wish to impose Turkey to the EU, as Sarkozy had noted himself since March 2007..

     - "It's on EU Council's presidency to take political initiatives. EU Commission has other competences", stressed Sarkozy. The "European Ideal" is to "build Europe with the States, not against them". "Ask Europeans to chose between their countries and Europe won't work. You don't choose between your two parents : We must add them together".

    "France and Germany have an Historic Duty to work together, precisely because of what happened to the Past. We have to work hand by hand. We cannot be separated.It goes beyond me and Mrs Merkel today, Mr Schroeder and Mr. Chirac yesterday. It's not a choice, it's a duty to Europe and to the World".  "We need Germany, as Germany needs Europe". Compromise is inevitable, here as everywhere, and each one made some steps towards eachother's positions.

    But "it's true that Mrs Merkel didn't chose her Socialist partners, while I chose mine", Sarkozy said, in an indirect hint that the Socialist Minister of Finance in Germany might be a cause of minor past disagreements in Economy, which were overcome in recent negotiations.

    "We (France and Germany) have particular duties in Europe", but "in a Europe of 27 Member States, it's not enough for France and Germany to agree between them.

    "I always thought that Great Britain has a special role to play in Europe. ... Now, everybody "saw what it cost payed the UK for having been too exclusively open towards the US (and) Financial services. Europe needs the UK, but also the UK needs Europe" :- "We were able to face the hardest moment of the Financial crisis because the UK clearly chose Europe", stressed Sarkozy, reminding Gordon Brown's exceptional participation to the Historic 1st Heads of State/Government Summit of EuroZone, October 12 in Paris (See EuroFora's Reportage from Elysee Palace then).

     - "Some look at Europe with old glasses aged 30 years ago. While we must look at her in relation to what it will be in 30 years" in the Future, Sarkozy concluded.

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