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Juncker regrets lack of EU States' Unanimity for Mandate to Negotiate Peaceful Deal with Russia

Written by ACM
Thursday, 19 October 2017
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*Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/-  EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, Criticized the Obstacles which still Prevent him from Negotiating an adequate way Out of a reciprocally damaging Sanctions Deadlock with Russia, which has notoriously Divided the European continent since Barack Hussein Obama's re-election, from 2013-2014.


- Speaking to Journalists, including "Eurofora", during a Press Conference at EU Summit in Brussels, Juncker acknowledged that the EU Commission has Not yet been given a Mandate by the EU Council, in order to Negotiate with Russia.

 

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- The Cause of that resides in an Absence of required Unanimity, between EU Member States, on this point, he criticized.


 - But I think that EU Commission should have such a Mandate, Juncker denounced, in substance, openly.


- If those obstacles were lifted, an EU - Russia Move (including Visits to/from Moscow, etc) would be made somewhere between this Autumn 2017 and the First Months of 2018, he Highlighted.


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- Earlier Today in Brussels, a ChristianDemocrat/EPP Leaders' Summit, had "Not really Discussed the issue of Russia now", said to "Eurofora" previously the Frontrunner and Biggest Winner in the recent Austrian Election, Sebastien Kurz, who has already expessed, in the Past, some Interesting Ideas in this regard, including for the creation of a Big Free Trade Area, between Portugal and Vladivostoc, to Boost the PanEuropean Economy, etc. (For Other Kurz's statements to "Eurofora", see: ...).


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+ EU Commission's President Juncker, speaking to "Eurofora" at EU Parliament in Strasbourg in the Recent Past, had Strongly Supported the Franco-German Leaders' initial attempt to broker Peace in Ukraine, already since the Eve of the partially Successfull "Minsk" Agreements. Also, Later on, when he had presented his pro-Investments' Plan, Juncker had told us, Characteristically, that : - "Peace is the Best Investment of all !", (See: ...+...).


++ In Addition, experienced OECD Secretary General, Angel Guria, speaking Earlier to "Eurofora", has Admitted the Fact that the Barack Hussein Obama-led "Sanctions" against Russia, and their Recercussions, have already Affected Negatively EU's Economic Growth, which could and should have been much Better, withOut such artificial problems.


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+++ Meanwhile, in Parallel, on a Similar, but Not Identical, Issue, it's also the Strasbourg's PanEuropean Organisation of the 47 Member States' strong CoE, which is currently Starting to rapidly Seek an Agreement with Russia on settling Past Disputes, (including, mainly, a Controversial 2014-2015 move which had Pushed Russian MEPs to Withdraw from CoE's Parliamentary Assembly:


Already, CoE's Secretary General, Thornbjord Jagland, (a former socialist Prime Minister of Norway, twice elected in a position similar to that of Juncker, mutatis-mutandis), officially anounced that he will Visit soon Moscow. And a similar move might be asap. undertaken also by the New President of CoE's PanEuropean Parliamentary Assembly, Christiandemocrat/EPP MEP Stella Kyriakides from Cyprus, (Comp., among many relevant NewsReports, also:     ...+... , etc).

 

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Fillon invites EU to invent "New Horizons" behind Oil crisis

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geothermal_plant_400_01Soultz-under-Forests, June 13, 2008

A pioneer Franco-German research project on GeoThermy, near Strasbourg, served as "Symbol" of EU's will to become Independent on Energy by developing innovative Technologies, while imported Oil prices threaten to provoke a World-wide crisis.

It's essential to demonstrate Europe's will to "invent New Horizons", by creating Environment-friendly, Independent and Renewable Energy sources, while price rises continue for Oil, a polluting old ressource with insufficient stocks, stressed French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, anouncing that this will be a focus during the forthcoming French EU Presidency (July - December 2008).

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Fillon symbolically injected a 1st KWh produced by GeoThermy into Strasbourg's Electricity grid, during a special gathering of German and French officials at Soultz-under-Forests ("Soultz-sous-Forêts"), using a geothermal innovation which is "the most advanced in the World" :

The innovation uses Strasbourg's underground water richness to capture Heat, by injecting liquid among Rocks 5 km deep, where temperature is 200 c. Thus, it can be activated at any moment and location, even without natural warm water springs : A big advantage compared to old biothermal tools.

Engineers, Scientists and the Industry will have 2 Years to invent practical ways for this innovation to become productive and cost-efficient in real Economy, said Fillon.

115 Millions of Euros invested, 15 Research Labos, 430 Scientific Publications including 34 Doctoral PhD, and a systematic cooperation between French and German Governments and Public Agencies on Research, succeeded to prove that the new method works.

Already able to serve Electricity to a village with 1.500 inhabitants, the pioneer project intends to reach a capacity to serve 20.000 inhabitants before 2015, as part of a larger Plan to make all Renewable Energy Resources (together with Wind, Solar, etc) able to cover more than 23% of all Electricity needs before 2020.

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- In fact, "behind the challenge" faced with the current Oil crisis, there "is a New Horizon that we can shape all together", by "creating New Tools for the Future", Fillon launched towards EU Member States.

Meanwhile, we should intensify Energy Savings, simplify Transports, and help the Poorest cope with growing Oil prices, until EU joins a World-wide lead into inventing reliable and sufficient Renewable Energy Sources, he added.

Many, technologic and other Challenges exist, but they can be overcome : F. ex. the new GeoThermic method tested at Shoultz since 1987, had provoked an Earthquake at a nearby site, close to Bale, by injecting big volumes of pressurized Water in underground broken Rocks near a Seismic Faultline in 2003. But the move was rectified later-on, by diminishing the amount and pressure of the water injected in underground rocks, so that no Earthquake is provoked.

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More than 1 Billion Euros are invested by France on Scientific and Technologic Research about Sustainable Development until 2012, aiming to take a 10 years advance, there where innovation can become source of Growth, Competitivity and Jobs, which, according to some evaluations could reach more than 220.000 before 2020, Fillon observed.

During the forthcoming French EU Presidency, together with our German friends, we shall do all necessary efforts for Europe's World-wide lead against Global Warming, thanks to Energy tools able to ensure its Independence, Growth, and Citizens' well-being, he concluded.

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The "Enhanced Geothermal System" (EGS) stems from pioneer research initiated by teams from France, Germany and Italy, joined also by Swiss, the U.K., and Sweden, even U.S. and Japan, since the 90ies.

In 1996, a European Economic Interest Group (GEIE) was founded, in order to exploit Electricity-produsing Heat from deep underground Rocks, including France's EDF and Germany's PfalzWerke.

In 2002, a Pilot scientific project started to be tested in Soultz-under-Forests, 50 kms north of Strasbourg.

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