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

Pisac ACM
29. 06. 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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3 EU Parliament votes to boost EuroGroup !

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After EuroZone Paris Summit's succes, Sarkozy calls to "think anew how to re-construct Europe !

"EuroZone and EU Institutional debates pave the way to 2009 discussions on EU Future, including Enlargment, Turkey etc. ?


23 October 2008

After EU Parliament strongly suppported in 3 successive Votes this week in Strasbourg French EU Chairmanship's move to boost Euro-Group at EU's core, while ideas on EU Institutional problems are awaited on December, "it's an open Question now" if this may lead to a debate on EU's Future, or not, told us French President, Nicolas Sarkozy''s Spokesman, Pierre-Jerome Henin.

MEPs voted on Thursday fresh Funds to support EuroGroup, after adopting on Wednesday a Resolution asking a "further Evolution" to "the 1st ever meeting of Heads of State and of Government of the Euro-Zone, taking decisions in that capacity", while earlier this week a Report asked "a stronger Institutional setting" for "EuroGroup", extended from "competitiveness/industry" to "environment, employment and education", with "increased powers for Political decision-making", according to a text drafted by French MEP Francoise Beres and German MEP Werner Langen, "10 Years after the creation of Euro" (1999 - 2009).

- Brussels' subsequent "EU Council ..(simply)..ratified the measures decided by EuroGroup on October 12" in Paris, which "were necessary to contain the current Financial Crisis", Resolution observes, expressing also support to the new process succesfully initiated by Sarkozy and due to be completed by agreements with USA and other countries at a Global level.

From now on, it's between two differend but parallel moves : EU's delay, and EuroZone's acceleration, that Enlargement and particularly Turkey's controversial EU bid, will have to search its way :

Indeed, EU's 27 expect a "Roadmap on how to deal with the Irish problem" on Lisbon Treaty ratification after December, risking to pass even 2009 Elections and next Commission with the old Nice Treaty of 2000, out-dated and unfit even for 2004's Enlargement...

On the contrary, EU's core launches a real "Economic Governance for EuroZone at the highest level of Heads of State/Government" of the 15, which started in Paris on October 12 and was strongly supported this week in Strasbourg by Sarkozy and EU Parliament.
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- "It's a good idea, to launch such a debate ("on EU's Future") in EU Parliament in view of 2009 Euro-Election : Perhaps some MEPs will seize an opportunity", told us mainstream French MEP Alain Lamassoure, former EU Minister and EU Spokesman for France's governing party UMP.

- "All MEPs' debates on such EU Councils are also part of the larger debate on Europe's future : Now with EuroZone, and even more when, on December, Irish Prime Minister is due to table proposals in Strasbourg on how to deal with EU Treaty's ratification", replied earlier to our question EU Parliament's Press Director and Spokesman, Jaume Duch.
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Sarkozy has formally anounced his intention to open EU Debates on Economy, Identity/Enlargement (i.e. mainly Turkey), etc. both linked to a popular Political view of Europe, since his Historic speeches on EU in Strasbourg, on February and July 2007, when he stressed that "Europe needs a New Renaissance". At the beginning of the French EU Presidency, on July 2008, replying to a MEP, he suggested that EU Parliament takes an active part in Debates on EU's Future.

- Now, in 2008, "Crisis are an opportunity to re-think how to re-construct Europe", Sarkozy stressed. At any case, the Historic 1st EuroZone Summit of Heads of State/Government, which started replying to the Financial crisis,"is a Turning Point : After that, Europe cannot be governed as before, but differently" : People "like a Europe with Strong Will".

- "We must make the System move !", "Europe needs Innovation" and free political debates. EU "Elections are in a few Months", Sarkozy warned.

He invited EU Parliament to fully play its role as "the Democratic Heart of the Europe we want : United, Independent and Voluntarist, because the World needs Europe's voice".

- "It's no more possible for Euro-Zone to continue without an Economic Government" at the Highest Level of Heads of State/Government, who provide "Democratic Legitimity" and can take important decisions, he announced, strongly supported by EU Parliament's Economic Committee which just voted to boost the "Institutional" aspects of "EuroGroup".

Plasticity offered by the current absence of a special Treaty on EuroZone's Institutions "made it easy to adapt the organization of the 1st Summit with imagination, to efficiently meet urgent needs", he observed, on the occasion of Brittish Prime Minister's exceptionnal presence at the greatest part of EuroGroup's Paris Summit.

- "In EuroZone we have the same Bank, the same Money, and, thus, a same duty for Unity" : "By bringing together EuroGroup's 15 members States we suceeded to find a solution and prepare a Giant Plan of 1.800 Billion euros", Sarkozy reminded of Paris' 1st Historic EuroZone's Summit.

Afterwards, Brussels' EU Council followed the move, and USA's Paulson II Plan was inspired from that. "Europe must promote the idea of Global Economy's Refoundation", he stressed.

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- "I was frankly astonished when I found, at the EU, a rigid system, where any New Idea was seen from the outset as a sacrilege, while, on the contrary, Europe needs Innovation !", he described.

F.ex. ,"'When we first spoke about the "Union for the Mediterranean", it was misunderstood as something extraordinary.. When later we had the Russia -Georgia crisis, it seemed against EU's custom to act "in the middle of August", instead of staying a passive spectator ! And when, in front of the Financial ciris, we gathered the 1st EuroZone Summit of the "15", some thought of it as a lese-majesté", he denounced.
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On Geo-Political Principles :
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- But, by moving resolutely, "EU obtained the ...withdrawal of Occupation Troops in 2 Months !", reminded Sarkozy, observing that Russia "fulfilled its commitments", in the Georgian crisis, where a "disroportionate reaction" from Moscow followed a "totally inappropriate action" from Tbilisi's troops. "It would be crazy to reply by military means : EU should not become accomplice of another Cold War, imposed by lack of cool heads".. as he said.

In future, "the creation of a common European Economic Area with EU and Russia, would also obtain a raprochment on our Human Rights and Democratic Values", added Sarkozy, in a statement which should logically be applied, a fortiori, to controversial EU "candidate" Turkey..

Particularly when, the same week that EU Parliament voted 2009 EU Funds for Turkey's controversial EU bid, ECHR took a series of judgements condemning Turkey for grave Violations of Human Rights, such as : Torture, death of a political prisoner in unclear circumstances followed by failure to conduct a proper Investigation, "enforced Disappearance" of a youngster aged 17, Killing of a sepherd with Tank Shells, persecuting Journalists for articles on "Missing" People, even a former President of Human Rights' Association, (etc)

- "We (EU) can defend our ideas on respect of Sovereignity and territorial Integrity, on Human Rights and other differences ... without confrontation", Sarkozy stressed, on the occasion of Russian/Georgian conflict, reminding that : "we were only 2 steps from catastroph", when a Peace agreement brokered in Moscow prevented, at the last minute, Russian troops' advance towards Tbilisi.

An EU Parliament Resolution adopted Wednesday in Strasbourg on the occasion of Russia - Georgia conflict, outlines a set of Principle which apply elsewhere too, (particularly when EU Rapporteur for Russia and Turkey is one and same person ; Dutch MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijtanen !)

Clearly rejecting any "military solution to the conflicts", MEPs "condemn ..all those who resorted to force and violence". They denounce a "disproportionate military action", "as well as (an) unilateral decision to recognise the independence" of brekaway regions, "calling.. to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity" of the concerned country, "and the inviolability of its borders recognised by all EU Member States". They warn that "EU must review its policy towards" a 3rd Country, "should .(it)...not comply with its commitments", and "stress that the withdrawal of.... troops from the areas ....is an essential additional step".

EU Parliament "calls for the safe and quick return of refugees, (accepted by Russian President Medvedev) accompanied by the deployment of EU observers on the ground", and "regrets ...that ..EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) is not allowed to enter the ...breakaway regions". Moreover, "It's important to ensure that persons and NGOs ..engaged in defending human and civil rights can operate". "Until ...all remaining issues (are) resolved..., and notably the continuing ...Military presence", "relations with the EU ..cannot be fully normalised", MEPS warned.

As nobody likes to be accused to practice "Double Standards", this should be regarded as "Principles" applicable to any Third Country at EU's Neighborhood.. No ?

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On Economy :

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- "When Financial crisis shook US and EU's Banks, without result from the 1st (American) Paulsen plan, it was the common reply of the 1st EuroZone's Summit, involving some 1800 Billion euros, which started a positive move in the markets, soon strengthened by the follow-up of the US Paulson 2 Plan, noted Sarkozy.

- "Europe should not be only on the defensive, but, if necessary, know also how to take an offensive", he said, brushing away hesitationsto act on Economy: - "I'm for a refondation of Capitaliism, but against Speculators, who betray its values" : "Lack of Rules was profitable to speculators, Not to businessmen !" We must make sure to prevent any such crisis in future". "We, the rest of the World, cannot continue to bear the deficits of the 1st World power without saying anything !", the French President said, applauded by EU Parliament. All this needs "a New Global Governance", on which EU Parliament must debate. That's why "we proposed together with USA, several Summits from mid-November", to which G-8, enlarged to China, India a.o. countries, should participate. UNO's SG; Ban Ki Moon, the IMF, etc.

Financial crisis lowered shares' prices even for healthy companies, sometimes to 1/3 of their initial price, so that strangers might buy EU industries for only a portion of their real value, and Europeans may wake up one day with their main industries sold out to foreigners !

That's one of the reasons for which EU should debate about creating "Golden Shares" for States to jointly take Strategic participations to help European Industries until the end of the Crisis, particularly against distording competition, he suggested, pointing at USA's 35 billion $ plan for American Car Industry."We shall struggle for Europe to be able to build Airplanes, Ships, Trains, Cars, because we need a strong Industry", he concluded.

"F.ex. as we did back in 2004, when as Finance Minister, we bought Alsthom's shares for 800.000 euros, and, after restructuring, we sold them for 2 Millions : Help a company and make money is not so bad"...

As for the UK, "when Ireland announced that it would guarantee only Irish Banks, London City emptied from liquidities in 24 hours : It's the EU which helped to restore the situation, Not the UK alone !", reminded Sarkozy to nationalist British MEP Nigel Farage.

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On the contrary, in a last-minute attempt for the EU to catch-up with its Institutional delay "before the European Elections" of June 2009, MEPs simply voted a call for a "set of proposals" to be made for the "Irish public opinion" at the end of the year...

- "As long as Lisbon Treaty is not ratified by all 27 EU Member States, there is an unanimous decision to stop Enlargement, reminded Wednesday in Strasbourg the French Minister for EU affairs, Jean-Pierre Jouyet..

Added to an indirect but clear warning that, without Lisbon Treaty, all 27 EU Member Countries may not have a Commissioner in the 2009 resuffle, MEPS in the Constitutional/Foreign affairs Committees applauded hoping that this might motivate their Irish friends..

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2009 EU Elections were won by Parties against Technocracy and Turkey's controversial EU bid, while the 1999-2004 Majority Abstention trend decelerated. What should be done in 2009-2014 ?

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