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More LIGHT in 2017 ?

Written by ACM
Sunday, 01 January 2017
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While new US President-elect, Don Trump, speaking from New York, has symbolicaly promissed to the American People, just after his November 2016 Surprize Win, that "the Forgotten Man and Woman, will Never be Forgotten Again", but "that We will all come Together, As Never Before",

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shortly afterwards, in Europe, at EU Parliament in Strasbourg :


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(1) Experienced Top mainstream ChristianDemocrat MEP Paul Rubig, Chairman of "PanEuropa" Group, Earlier this Month here, introduced an Event on bringing Bethleem's Christmas Light into EU Parliament in Strasbourg, by focusing mainly on a growing Need for "Peace" nowadays, particularly after the recent developments mainly in Syria, but also Ukraine, etc, and their manifold repercussions in Europe and elsewhere in the World.

 

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(2) Long-time Minister of Justice in Austria, Wolfgang Brandstetter, speaking just after an Exceptional EU/CoE Meeting on Turkey's crisis in Strasbourg, stressed the importance it has for Europe and the whole World to really support "Human Rights" and Democratic "Values".

 

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(3) EU Parliament vice-President Mairead McGuinness, from Ireland, speaking later-on to "Eurofora", at the Horizon also of the forthcoming 2019 new European Elections, said that, Nowadays, the Main Issue for MEPs "it's about the People" of Europe, "not so much the Parliament" itself. (See also other McGuinness relevant Statements, at : ...).

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=> If some managed to simply Bring all that Together : I.e., "Peace", "Human Rights' Values", and European "People", by Combining it successfuly into one main Policy's inspirations, then, naturaly, many things would get much Better and Brighter during the New Year of 2017...

 

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Wouldn't they ?

 

Just After that recent US Presidential Election, the 2 Biggest EU Countries, France and Germany, notoriously prepare Crucial Presidential and Parliamentary Elections during 2017, while, in addition to forthcoming Elections also in some other Key EU Countries such as the Netherlands, and Austria on 2018 (etc), Both CoE and the EU are due to Start Preparations for an exceptionaly important PanEuropean Heads of State/Government's Summit and EU Paliament's Elections (respectively) in the run-up towards 2019.

 

=> During this Exceptional Historic Period which has just Started Nowadays, obviously many "Lightings" will emerge from the various Ideological and other Debates and/or infights. 

 

But : Shall we have real "LIGHT" ?... 



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    Before the end of 2009, France and Germany will take strong initiatives to open "new Horizons" needed by Europe and the World, going well beyond the current Crisis' management, anounced French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel, reassuring that both a judgement on Lisbon Treaty by nearby Karlsruhe German Federal Court, and the forthcoming National Elections in Germany would confirm their capacity to act.    

They were replying to Press questions in Berlin, after key-regional elections on Sunday, where Merkel's ChristianDemocratic party kept everywhere a strong 1st and won the possibility to forge a New Majority with Liberals at the largest of 3 Landers : Saxony (4 millions inhabitants), while its main competitor, the Socialdemocrat party fell to unprecedented lows : Tackled by the small "Linke" (left) party in Saarland (1 million inhabitants), it became even smaller than it in Saxony and Thuringen (3 million inhabitants), where SPD arrived only third. While its usual partners, the "Greens" also fell down, contrary to CDU's new partners, the FDP Liberals, who go up.

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    - "At any case, at the end of the year (2009), if things go as scheduled, we shall take strong initiatives, showing that Europe needs a Franco-German axis, as well as the World, even if it never excludes other" countries to join, replied Sarkozy to a question if France and Germany will revive the "European dream", by "relauncing the EU motor" for the Future, with actions going further than the mere management of the global crisis, (as it was done fex. in the Past with the creation of the "Euro" Monetary zone, etc).

    - "I am convinced that the Franco-German friendship must be constantly nourished by New Projects", he added."There are many areas of cooperation where we intend to take, very soon, some Franco-German initiatives, which will allow to open more Horizons" to the EU, Sarkozy stressed.

    But if "we don't speak about that now, it's only in order to avoid interfering in important elections coming in Germany", he observed. However, "we have already started to consider the Future with the (German) Chancellor, and what we can do in order to honour our predecessors". "We are already speaking about that, and we are preparing things". "I am working very well together with Mrs Merkel, and I wish that it goes on", Sarkozy concluded.

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    - "It's important for EU's credibility that France and Germany advance forward together", stressed Merkel from the outset. "Don't worry about Germany's capacity to undertake initiatives" with France, she added. "France and Germany will be perfectly able to make proposals" for the EU.

    -  "After-crisis" plans must be prepared, meanwhile, with measures "advancing progressively", Merkel anounced. And, for the short term, we must deal also with EU Citizens' dismay since they feel that it's a Scandal for some in the Financial Markets to be paid with excessive "Bonuses", etc, she agreed with Sarkozy.

    - "Abuses in financial markets must stop", stressed also Sarkozy. Backing Merkel's announcement that France and Germany call for an EU meeting to forge "a crystal-clear European position" in view of the G-14 Summit at Pittsburg, he warned that "everyone will have to undertake his responsibilities, in front of World's Public Opinion. particularly those who don't want to make the same effort of regulation as France and Germany".

    Moreover, "Global Trade cannot be correctly dealt, without taking into account also Environmental and Social rules", Sarkozy added, referring to recently expressed positions against Unfair Competition via Environmental and/or Social Dumping, (See earlier "EuroFora"'s publications).

    Such moves are obviously linked to the need to ensure at least an elementary respect for Human Rights by Third Countries, (f.ex. exploitation of Children's work, etc) in order to avoid, precisely, any such Social Dumping.

    - "EU has Values, protecting Human Rights and Human Dignity", and "it cannot close its eyes" in front of grave violations, particularly "Torture and/or killings", added, indeed, Sarkozy.

    Thus, "the time comes, where decisions must be taken". But, in case of "Sanctions", "all International opinion should be convinced of the need to take action", he observed.

    Expressed on the occasion of recent developments in Iran, the same principles should logically apply also to other similar cases, including fex. that of Hundreds of ECHR judgements' condemning f;ex. Turkey for grave crimes, (as Torture, brutal Killings, Enforced "Disappearances", Destruction of Family Homes, harassments and oppressive violations of Freedom of Speech, etc).

    Meanwhile, questioned on (EU Commission's chair)  Barroso's bid to succeed himself for a second mandate, they both expressed a "wish" or a "feeling" that "EU Parliament"'s various political Groups might fix a date for decisions "during September". However, is he is endorsed before the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be legally necessary to re-vote anew for a full term of office afterwards, according to EU Legal Experts, revealed recently in Strasbourg the experienced former President of EU Parliament's Constitutional Committee, German Socialist MEP Jo Leinen. And Germany will not vote for Lisbon Treaty's ratification but only "on September 8 and 18", revealed Merkel, ( i.e. after EU Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg).

    - Therefore, "for EU Commissioners' appointment, it's too early yet, because we must wait for the ratification of Lisbon Treaty" by all 27 EU Member countries, including naturally Ireland's Referendum on early October, said to "EuroFora" the influential President of EU Parliament's largest group of MEPs, Joseph Daul, expressing, however, the hope that a controversial deal with the head of the Socialist Group of MEPs, Martin Schultz of Germany, might hold for Barroso alone, at a forthcoming vote due to fix the Strasbourg plenary's Agenda.

    But MEPs reportedly just "postponed" for 1 week all their previously scheduled group meetings (See : http://www.euractiv.com/en/future-eu/barroso-unveil-summer-homework-week/article-184825 );

    However, while the choice of a new EU Commission's President by EU Parliament is supposed, according to many MEPs' wish, take place according to EU policy issues, paradoxically, this would mean that Barroso's bid would pass before even the anouncement of France and Germany's "initiatives" for EU's "new Horizons"...

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