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Kohl more Popular than NATO/G7+, has Topical Legacy on GeoPolitic, Social, BioEthic European+ Issues

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
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*Strasbourg/CoE+Prefectoral Palace+EUParliament Press Conference/Angelo Marcopolo/- The 1st Time that we met Helmut Kohl, was at CoE's 1997 Summit in Strasbourg, Together with Chirac and Yeltsin, (Smiling and Joking, Face to Face, at a corridor of PMC Building), they had just created the "Trilateral" Franco-Germano-Russian meetings, later Developed by Shroeder, Merkel, Putin, Medvedev, etc, before fading away... But Now, 20 Years Later, on 2017, when Kohl suddenly left us, his Legacy touches More Topical Issues, than some would dare acknowledge !

 

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(Helmut Kohl at CDU's 2010 Congress at Karlsruhe - Photo Eurofora)

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First, it's a Fact that the Historic German Chancelor is much More Popular than ...NATO or even the G7 (former G8) Summits :


Indeed, while the Memorial Ceremony on his Honour, scheduled for Saturday, 1/7/2017, at EU Parliament in Strasbourg, is due to gather here More Heads of State/Government than the CoE and NATO Summits of 1997 and 2009, respectively, as the Director of EU Parliament's Office, Luis Martinez-Guillen, observed, (noting f.ex. the EU, Russia, even China + USA Delegations, several Famous former Leaders, etc), Nevertheless, the Record-Brief Time ("only 10 Days !") that the Competent Services had in order to Organize the Security of this Top Meeting now, ("the Shortest ever, and with the Less possible Restrictions on local People's everyday Lives", as Lower-Rhine Prefecture's Secretary General, Yves Seguy, also Replied to an "Eurofora" Question at a Press Conference Today, on the 5.000 Guards, Blocked Circulation and No-Fly Zone, etc., protecting the event), Fits Well an Exceptional Lack of foreseable Unrest or Trouble during such kind of Mega-Events :


 - Contrary to what was the case, f.ex., back on 2009 NATO's 60th Anniversary Summit, when Strasbourg City had been almost Cut in Two Parts : one placed behind Huge Barricades, and anOther Exposed to Loud and Massive Protest Demonstrations, Street Violence, Gas, even Fires, etc, "this Time, at my Knowledge, at least until now, Nobody has asked to make any protest at all. There is Not the same Tension as then", noted the Experienced President of Strasbourg's "Euro-Metropole", Robert Herrmann, evoking also "Eurofora"'s Memory from those incidents of the Past. I.e., in other words, Nothing Similar to the usual Mass Counter-Demonstrations of G7-G8 Summits, etc...


But, in fact, some among the most Topical Issues that Kohl's Legacy realy touches Nowadays, (from GeoPolitics to Economic-Social matters, even BioEthics, etc), are Not expected to be openly Acknowledged by most Establishment's Medias, simply because they seem, Politicaly, ...too "Hot" !


>>>  F.ex., those "Trilateral" Franco-Germano-Russian Leaders' Meetings, inaugurated with Kohl in Strasbourg, back on 1997, (Comp. Supra), and well Alive a Decade later, f.ex. on 2006, at Compiegne Castle, near Paris, (where Jacques Chirac had Welcomed Angie Merkel and Vladimir Putin : Comp. "Eurofora" co-Founder's NewsReport from that Historic area), and even Later-on, with again renewed participants, Obviously point at De Gaule's vision for a "Greater Europe : from the Atlantic Ocean to Ural Mountains", which has almost ...Vanished some Years Ago, particularly after the Ukranian conflict of 2014, that Threatened to Cut the European Continent again in 2 Separate Parts, almost as it was the case in that Bleak Past of the former "Cold War" era...


In Addition to those "Sanctions" and Counter-Sanctions, etc., which have already Costed a lot to Europe, both in terms of Tragic Human Lives' lost, even among Many innocent Civilian People, but also in terms of Economic Growth opportunities Lost, (as, f.ex., OECD's Head, Angel Guria, has Admitted, speaking to "Eurofora" : See ....), followed even by several High-Tech. Cooperation chances between EU and Russia, being Wasted, etc, Moscow's recent Exclusion from the original "G 8" Summits, (which were hastily Reduced into "G 7", during Barack Hussein Obama's era), was Strongly Criticized by Helmut Kohl himself, (f.ex. on the occasion of the Publication of his Book "Out of Concern for Europe", on 2015).
And it's not only by Chance, that Kohl's Family has just, notoriously Invited to the forthcoming 1.7.2017 Strasbourg's European Memorial Ceremony, also Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, (as well as former US President Clinton, etc), whose venue has been clearly Confirmed to "Eurofora" Today.


Indeed, by another "Coincidence", it was on "Peace" and Reconciliation, that the Historic Leader of the German ReUnification, had Focused the 2nd Time that We briefly but topicaly met Helmut Kohl, during the 2004 European Parliament's Elections, together with the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Leader Joseph Daul, at Strasbourg's shore to the River Rhine... The World was then at the aftermath of Controversial Iraq War II, mutatis-mutandis, as Now we are still in the Middle of the adjacent, and even more Dangerous, Syrian bloody conflict. However, the aftermath of Kohl's era had just Achieved, then, on 2004, to Facilitate and Attract also Europe's ReUnification, with EU's Enlargement to Central-Eastern European Countries, plus Malta and Cyprus.

 + In Fact, even Before seeing Kohl physicaly, we had already Felt certain important Changes to which he has notoriously Contributed : - Even if we had been Living in Strasbourg already as early as since the Middle 1970ies, and despite the 1st EU Parliament's Elections, since Back on 1979, (almost the Same Time than Young Student Jean-Claude Juncker,  the current EU Commission's President - was studying at the Same Faculty of Law here, visiting COE's Assembly and even got Married), nevertheless, it's, indeed, a Fact, that Modern "Europe" Started really to Exist during the 1990ies :


- I.e. just after the German ReUnification, which Marked "Cold War"'s End, Russia's Accession to a PanEuropean CoE, Headquartered in Strasbourg, Maastricht and Shengen (EU Citizens' Free Movement), as well as the Preparation of EuroZone, ECHR's Awakening, with a its First "Hot" Judgements on key Human Rights issues, closely Followed by a Big Reform, (Initialy due, in fact, to prepare former Central-Eastern European Countries, to Reforms necessary for Economic Cooperation, but, already Affecting all Core Human Rights Values, such as Prohibition of Torture, Protection of Life, etc., mainly in Turkey, added also to various other Issues throughout its PanEuropean area, etc. All that (and even more) thanks also to what he had just Contributed to Do.


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 - Economy and Europe's Future and even Identity were Not so separate Issues, as some may think, for Political Leaders as Helmut Kohl, the Historic Initiator of Maastricht Treaty and of €uro-Zone. During his era, EU Parliament held one of its Most Important Public Debates ever, on Europe's State of the Union and its foreseable Future : that of October 1995, in Strasbourg, including on the forthcoming entry into force of the €uro common Currency, for he 1st Time in History, with the Participation of All EU Institution's Heads, and even UNO's Secretary General, etc, on the Occasion of which, some among the Future Problems, and their Possible Solutions, had been already, astonishingly Foreseen !


 - So that, when We anew Crossed Helmut Kohl's moves, back on 2011, at Nearby Freiburg, where he had come to meet with then Pope Benedict, during his official visit to Germany (Comp. relevant "Eurofora"'s NewsReports from Freibourg: ....), the Experienced Chancelor had just Strongly Criticized an Exceptionaly too "Laxist" policy on Financial and Monetary issues, related to €uroZone, by his "Socialist" successor, former Chancelor Schroeder, especialy around 2000-2002 (i.e. since his Alliance wih "Joshka"'s "Greens"). This had also allowed, and even incited a "Socialist" Prime Minister of Greece to make it Enter in the €urozone much Earlier than the Country should, i.e. even Before making the Necessary Economic Reforms, in order to Snap the April  2000 Election, which maintained him on Power during 4 undeserved Years more...


In Exchange, he Lifted Greece's "VETO" against Turkey's Controversial and UnPopular EU bid, (as USA's a.o. "Socialists" wanted then), provoking a still persisting Political Problem in the EU. As even EU Parliament's vice-President Wieland told "Eurofora" on that matter : - "The Socialists pushed Greece precociously in the €uroZone, because they wanted Turkey to reach the EU"...


=> Thus, a Trend to Accumulate Debt, which had already Started, as a kind of "Silent Killer", as Early as Since the 1981 First "Waves" of Massive Clientelism and Nepotism of former, mainly "PASOK" Governments, that had notoriously Hired and/or appointed in the State-Controlled Sector, an Excessive Number of Counter-Productive, Cashy Job Holders and Cronies, suddenly "Erupted", with an obvious "Explosion" on Autumn 2009, revealing a Huge, unprecedented Amount of Debt, Triggering €uroZone's Biggest ever Crisis.


All this Resulted in 2 quasi-Parallel Crisis:  a Political (with 3 "No" to EuroReferenda in France, Netherlands and Ireland, followed by the Emergence and Spread of "EuroScecptic"/"Populist Parties throughout all the EU, which Delayed or even Blocked European Integration), and an Economic one, (which Threatened "€uroZone" almost with Extinction). Taken Both Together, they were the Biggest Threat ever met by €urope nowadays, and Kohl (who always stood Against Turkey's controversial and unpopular EU bid) was obviously Right to Denounce that 1999-2002 Bad Deal.


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+ At another Key moment : During the latest Electoral Campaign in Germn Federal Elections : that of 2013, "Eurofora" had followed Angie Merkel's kick-Starting pre-electoral Meeting, at the Beginning of August, in Kohl's Home City : LudwigsHaffen :


- There, almost Everything appeared to Work Smoothly : Merkel started by her Famous and Popular, then, "No to Multi-Kulti !" - as she had also notoriously done in the 2009 European and National Elections, Brillantly Winning Both, Together, then, with Sarkozy in France (2007+2009), and Cameron in the UK (2010 + 2015).


+ She had added a Coherent Appeal for Healthy and "Strong Families" in Germany, announcing more Measures also for Natural Families and Births, as well as for Raising and Educating Children, etc., Merkel obviously Tabled, then, mainly on a Natural, Endogenous, German/European Population Increase, strikingly Similar to the views expressed, Nowadays, by ...embattled Prime Minister of Hungary, Victor Orban, (f.ex. in his Recent Speech at the Budapest World Family Summit, on May 25, 2017 : See ...).


The rest was around a Modern pro-European : "Strong Germany, inside a Strong Europe in the World", based on a Solid Economy, WithOut Debt, and Technological Innovation, etc.


She went on to Brillantly Win in the subsequent, September 2013 Federal Election, with almost 40% of the Votes.


And in the immediately Following EU Summit, October 2013 in Brussels, Merkel looked Better and Stronger than ever : Radiant, Smiling and very Active, she Focused on proudly Raising the European Flag for Freedom, Independence and High-Tech. Development, by Defending Citizens' Personal Data Protection from Foreign Spying (we were then at a "Snowden" revelations era on Obama's infamous NSA), against Cyber-Aggressions, and in favour of decisively Boosting independent European Digital Innovations in the World, (etc).


But, suddenly, After that Voting Time, something mysteriously Negative happened : Already, overNight, Merkel's ChristianDemocrats' initialy Absolute Majority at the Bundestag (according to all Exit Polls), was, Later-on, unexpectedly Reduced into a Minority, Lacking of just Four (4 !) MPs in order to become able to form a Government. Followed 2 Series of Long, "Bumpy" and nerve-Exhausting Negotiations, first with the "Greens", and, then, with the "Socialists", up to Late December... And then, after an unusual for her, "Globalist" holiday resort at a too well known area of Switzerland, (opposite to the always Discreet but spectacular areas of Tyrol's Mountains that she usualy prefered), Merkel suddenly appears with ...Cruntches, Unable to Walk ! Collegues in a Berlin Press Conference ask if there was any Investigation for a possible Covert Aggression against the German Chancelor.... And, meanwhile, Merkel has been Obliged, earlier, to make  quite a lot of Political Concessions : Among Others, the Turks are given a Right for "Double" Passports, allowing them to Massively get also German Nationality Papers, for the 1st Time in the History of the Country. A Turkish politician with an impossible Nama (as herself uses to say, Joking), pushed by the "Socialists", is appointed Minister for ..."Integration", and, therefore, all previous, Pre-Electoral Refusals of "Multi-Kulti" (Comp. Supra), ...Disappear from eyesight ! Worse : While Merkel had just anounced, in Brussels' EU Summit of early December 2013, her Intention to Travel to meet with the Russians and other Stakeholders in order to settle the issue of various Trade Areas, so that, instead of allegedly Contradictory, they become Complementary, so that EU Countries could have Access to a Wide Area from Portugal up to Vladivostok, (etc), on the Contrary, soon breaks out the Bloody Ukranian Conflict, from the Beginning of 2014, and her initial plans are Hindered. And, just 1 Year Later, on 2015, the Ludwigshafen (Comp. Supra) appeal for German Families' Natural Births-generated Population (Comp. Supra), are practicaly pushed aside, by sudden Claims that Europeans' Ageing woud be "Fatal", so that Only Youngsters hastily Imported from far away Foreign Countries, immediately Starting by More than 1 Million of Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants' "Tsunami" intruding in Europe through Turkey, with the notorious Problems....


- Helmut Kohl anew surfaces at the News' Limelight, just after these events, on April 2016, anew near Ludwigshafen, when he Welcomes an exceptional Visit to his Home by Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, in the middle of what was called the Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants "Crisis" through Turkey. But both Kohl and Orban avoid to criticize the alleged position of Chancelor Merkel, (who, at any case, Evolved considerably on 2017, after the recent Islamist Terrorists' Deadly Attacks Targetting Innocent Civilian People) : They simply stress, in public, that it would be Better for Europe to Find appropriate Solutions, already inside the Foreign Countries of Origin or Transit, Beyond our Continent, instead of massively inundating the EU.


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Last, but not least, on the Crucial, Nowadays, issues of BioEthics, (particularly Nowadays, with what is happening f.ex. in Germany, under the Pressue of the Declining "Socialist" party and some opportunists), already at Helmut Kohl's political defeat, Back on 1998, "Eurofora"' co-Founder had been genuinly Surprized to see, almost immediately then, a German Medias' Publication Warning about alleged Risks, in a period "After Kohl", to see, sooner or later, emerge, in one way or another, various kinds of Horrible results from more or less atrocious, and, at any case, Dangerous Genetic a.o. "Tests on Human persons"...
During Kohl's era as Prime Minister, indeed, it was, in principle, Unthinkable to autorise such things as, f.ex. Genetic Manipulations on Human Embryos, Genetic a.o. "Tests" on Human beings, Same Sex Marriages, and even less the Suborination of Children to Homosexuals' power, under disguise of so-called "Adoption", the Atrocity of "Surrogate Mothers", etc...


=> An Unforgettable in Memory image, in this regard, is, for "Eurofora", that of Helmut Kohl himself, exceptionaly visiting the Governing Party CDU's Annual Congress at nearby Karlsruhe, back on November 2010, together with Chancelor Angie Merkel, during a Diner organized just after a Crystal-clear Majority of ChristianDemocrat representatives, after a Long and quite "Hot" Debate, (that Merkel had wished as wide as possible, so that all concerned delegates have a chance to express their views), finaly Rejected a Motion which had asked to Legalise systematic Pre-Natal Genetic Tests, which, as many were Afraid, might have been opened Dangerous ways for some to slyly practice "Eugenism", with Obvious Big Risks against all Humanity.     


There too, Kohl was still so Popular, that Many People stood, for a Long Time, around his Table (where "Eurofora" had been also kindly Invited to join the bystanders), which had become the No 1 main "Attraction" of the most important Evening during that Mega-Event....
(See relevant, Original Photo by "Eurofora").

Helmut Kohl's real Legacy there, becomes Nowadays even more Important, when it has just been Discovered by several Medias that former USA President Barack Hussein Obama, had reportedly abused of his Powers on BioEthics to the point to have even issues a Formal Order to all American Ambassadors accross the World, already as Early as Since 2011, (i.e. even Long Before this became Legal in the US, via a Few appointed judges of the Supreme Court, Later on 2015), pushing them to Interfere in the domestic affairs of various Independent and Sovereign Countries.


This was Revealed these Days by the Scandalous Intervention of an Obama-appointed US Ambassador in EU Member State Romania's current efforts to Protect the Natural Family, between a Man and a Woman, by a Constitutional value Amendment, so that Nobody would eventualy provoke a sudden move by a simple and precarious pseudo-"Majority" of the moment in a Parliament. F.ex., mutatis-mutandis. I.e., as in the currently Out-going German Bundestag, where the Declining "Socialists" are obviously Afraid that, After the September 2017 Elections, the notoriously expected Entry of "AFD"' and Other New MPs, might radicaly Change the Political Majority, so that they rushed now to push for a Last-minute adoption of the Controversial "Same Sex Marriage", including even the so-called "Adoption" of Children by Homosexuals :


Something which may, notoriously, provoke even Grave Dangers for All Humanity, by inevitably creating many Thousands of "Clients" for shady Lobbies of Technocrats eventually seeking to Dominate and Manipulate the Artificial Procreation of Human Beings, (Unavoidable in the case of Homosexuals, because of the Impossibility of Natural Births).

>>> By the way, it's also a Fact that, only a Few Months before Helmut Kohl's Political Elimination by the "Socialists" and other Adversaries, back on 1998, here in Strasbourg, inside the CoE, the PanEuropean Committee of Experts preparing the 1st ever Legaly Binding International Convention on the Protection of Human Rights vis a vis Bio-Medicine, etc., i.e. CoE's "Oviedo" named Convention on BioEthics, a Controversial Majority had just pushed to conclude on a Draft Text which did Not Protect enough mainly the Human Embryo, but also the Germ Line, Persons Unable to Consent, Human Organs from Trafficking, etc, as it had been Strongly and Loudly Denounced, then, particularly by a Cypriot Expert and, much More, by a Couple of German Experts, who were very Upset and Angry about that, seeking to Speak out to Journalists at the CoE, including with "Eurofora", for quite a long and intense moments, Warning in such a Dramatic way, that we shall Never Forget !


Shortly After that Exceptional 1997 Incident, (personaly witnessed by "Eurofora" at the CoE in Strasbourg), on core and "Hot" BioEthic Issues, the Long-Time German Prime Minister Kohl had been suddenly Thrown Out of Power, and replaced by "Socialist" Governments, from 1998, which Started to Push, among others, also for Genetic Tests on Human Embryos and Adults, etc.


Such Facts obviously contribute to Alert everybody, Today, 20 Years Later, on 2017, when, suddenly, Helmut Kohl passed away, anew in the Middle of so many and "Hot" GeoPolitical, Socio-Economic, and BioEthical Issues, (Comp. Supra).



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The official presentation of a "Program" respecting People's choices voted in the June 7, 2009 EU Elections, to be debated in EU Council and EU Parliament during its 1st Session on July in Strasbourg, is the No 1 Priority, according to Democratic principles, for the Franco-German axis, said the main winners at the ballot box, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel.

They stressed  that the New EU Commission's President must have a "Program" in favor of an EU which "protects" its Citizens, regulates financial markets and aims at a "Political" Europe" : a wording they have used as incompatible with Turkey's controversial EU bid.

They also declared ready for a "political" endorsment of "Mr. Barroso's candidacy" in June's EU Council, considering that an official decision would have to be made after EU Parliament's debates and votes, possibly from next month (July), with the legally necessary final acceptance shortly after Lisbon Treaty's entry into force, hoped for September or October.


- "A Program, and Mr. Barroso" : This resumes, in substance, the anouncements made by Sarkozy and Merkel, on the question of current EU Commission's President, Barroso's declared wish to succeed to himself for a second mandate, to be extended during the following 5 years.

 In their 1st meeting after EU Elections, they observed that "the Franco-German axis counted in European Elections' campaign... But, we both keep a realistic view : We saw the number of those who abstained, and we must absolutely give them an answer. We also see the disilusionment of an important number of Europeans vis a vis Europe, and we are aware of the responsibilities we have".

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 - The "Duty" of the new EU Commission's President, after June 7, 2009 EU Elections' result, "is to act for a Europe which protects the Europeans, to commit himself into working for a better Regulation of Financial transactions, ... and to have a Political will for Europe", underlined Sarkozy.

Therefore, "we have asked M. Barroso... to clarify, to officialy present the intentions he has", he anounced.

- "We want to speak also about the Programme", explained Merkel.

- "It's important that for the next EU Parliament's mandate (2009-2014) we take the right Decisions for Europe.  Obviously on Persons, but mainly Decisions on Issues", she stressed.

- "It's not simply a question of a Person, it's also a question of a Programme". We are "really asking Mr. Barroso to commit himself on a Program, and on Principles, on Values", Sarkozy added.

EU President-in-office, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer, accepted the Franco-German stance :

- "Barroso must present his Programme. The Czech Presidency agrees with that", Fischer reportedly said later, after meeting Sarkozy.

But Press reports from Brussels claimed that Barroso had preferred to be officially appointed by EU Council since June, (i.e. next week), "because this was implied by the current Treaty of Nice, according to him", and considered any delay until the possible ratification of the new, Lisbon Treaty on September/October, as "undemocratic".

- "At any case, independently of what Germany and France ask, it's also EU Parliament's wish". "We shall propose Mr Barroso's candidacy... But even in the framework of Nice Treaty, EU Parliament has to be associated in this Decision", the French President observed.

If this is correctly done, then "we support Mr. Barroso's candidature", and "if the (EU) Parliament agrees, we might ratify this decision since July", (i.e. next month), they both said.

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- "France and Germany support Baroso's candidacy, But we want to speak also on the Program. We believe that this Program should be established in close cooperation with EU Parliament, and that's why we have followed an appropriate way", said Merkel.  - If EU Parliament wants, this election can take place on July,  but this must be done in full agreement.

- "We shall support Mr. Barroso's candidacy, without doubt", said Sarkozy. "But we have asked from Mr. Barroso, as I told him yesterday, to put into detail.. his intentions, at the eve of his 2nd mandate, if the situation avails itself.


    France and Germany "don't want to take an Official Legal Decision by writting" during "the next (EU) Council" (on June 18-19), declared Sarkozy.  Because they prefer, at this stage, only "a Political decision" on June, "so that we (EU Council) can work together with EU Parliament", which starts to meet only Next Month, since July in Srasbourg, "leaving a Legal decision by writting for later".

    - "If the Conditions are fuillfiled in EU Parliament, we (EU Council) are ready to give the agreement and make it offficial", said Merkel

    - "But, now we are working in the base of Nice Treaty. If tommorow we want to work in the spirit of Lisbon Treaty, we have to find a proper way", she added.

    - "Of course it's Legally complicated, because we are going to make a Political proposal to the forthcoming Council, for an EU Commission's President, on the basis of Nice Treaty : So, we (EU Council) will not appoint the Commissioners. Only the President.  If EU Parliament agrees, it could endorse this position on July", explained Sarkozy.

    But, on Autumn, "if Ireland ratifies Lisbon Treaty, there will be, at any case, a 2nd Decision, to appoint the Commission's President, this time on the basis of Lisbon treaty, and then, we, the EU Member States, would have to appoint (also) the EU Commissioners", he added.

    As for the precise Timing :  - "Everything is suspended until the Irish vote... Now, we must all make everything possible to help Ireland to say "Yes"" to Lisbon Treaty... The Irish Referendum, ..will take place either on September or on October. It's a Question which depends on the Irish. And,  then, we shall have the Choice of the Candidates for the permanent Institutions of Europe".

    However, "if Ireland says No, we, French and Germans, have to assume our responsibilities, and we'll do so", he concluded.

    But British and Swedish governments were reportedly eager to have a final EU Council decision on Barroso since this month, on June's European Council. While the other EU Member Countries are divided, several of them preferring to wait until EU Parliament pronounces itself, on July, and/or until Lisbon Treaty might be ratified by Ireland at the beginning of the Autumn. Barroso's current mandate ends on November.

    There are also various, contradictory and/or unpredictable reactions inside EU Parliament vis a vis Barroso's wish to continue a 2nd mandate, because many MEPs are openly or secretly opposed, reluctant, or hesitating.

    In the biggest EU Countries, as France and Germany, EU Citizens voted on June 2009 EU Elections for a renovated, non-technocratic but Political Europe which cares for its Citizens, with an Identity, Values and Borders, declared incompatible with Turkey's controversial EU bid, by mainstream, pro-European Governing Parties. Similar choices were also supported in several other small or medium EU Countries.

    On the contrary, whenever, in other Countries, Governing and other mainstream Parties didn't make these choices or eluded them, EU Citizens massively voted for euro-Sceptics whenever they were the only ones to to promise anti-bureacratic change and oppose Turkey's demand to enter into the EU, (f.ex. in the UK, Netherlands, etc).

    It's seems to be an Open Question whether Sarkozy and Merkel's conditions will be really accepted by Barroso, who was appointed on 2004 in a different political context, (with Socialist Prime Ministers in Germany, France, etc), had rejected in the Past the idea of EU becoming "equal to the USA" as "ridiculous", and pushed for Turkey's contoversial EU bid, trying to "soften" or contain the changes desired by the People who voted for Merkel and Sarkozy with another policy vis a vis Turkey on 2005 in Germany and on 2007 in France, as they did all over Europe on 2009.

    In addition to many EPP Governments, it's 3 remaining Socialist Prime Ministers : Gordon Brown in the UK, Zapatero in Spain, and Socrates in Prortugal, who support Barroso, as well as Liberal Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt. But their Parties lost the June 2009 EU Elections.

    Questioned whether there was still "Time" for "other" possible "Candidates", Sarkozy and Merkel did not deny, nor made any comment on that, but simply said that "it's not for us to make publicity for any candidates. We anounced our choice ("A Program, and Mr. Barroso"). But we respect any other candidate".

    Among various other names cited are former Belgian Prime Minister Verhofstadt, former UNO's Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson of Ireland, Italian former EU Commission's vice-President Monti, etc. Meanwhile, Luxembourg's PM Juncker, (who had been unanimously accepted by EU Council for EU Commission's Presidency on 2004, but refused), announced his intention to resign from "EuroGroup"'s Chair. Thus, he might be available for another Top EU job.

    As "EuroFora"'s "opinion" said (See publication dated 9/6/09) : - "If the current candidates (i.e. Barroso, etc) to the Top EU jobs promise and guarantee to respect People's democratic choices, then, it's OK".

"Otherwise, Europe must find new candidates, really motivated and able to implement these democratic choices of the People."

    Because, "in Democracy, the forthcoming choices for EU's Top Jobs,...should be made according to EU Citizens' Votes in June 7, 2009 European Elections, and main EU Governments' strategic policies".
        

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