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EUROCORPS Commander +EU JHA Head to EuroFora: Lisbon Treaty's Human Rights +Security/Defence horizon

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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Europe can better defend Citizen's Human Rights if there is a political will to really use Lisbon Treaty's new possibilities, said in substance to "EuroFora", EUROCORPS' new Commander for 2009-2010, Lieutenant General Hans-Lothar Domroese, and EU Commission's acting Director for Justice, Freedom and Security, Alain Brun, speaking in parallel, only hours from EU New Institutions' entry into force.

They both stressed in Strasbourg, headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights and of EUROCORPS, that, now, with Lisbon Treaty, new horizons on Human Rights and EU's Security and Defence have become possible and could evolve fast, mainly via the new method of "reinforced cooperations", but effective developments, and their timing, depend on political will....

In addition to EU's new Charter on Fundamental Freedoms, which entered into force today, Lisbon Treaty makes it possible and incites the EU to also become a member of the older and larger panEuropean Convention on Human Rights :

 A "useful" move both in order to ensure a "coherence" on EU Citizens' rights' case-law between the EU Court of Justice at Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and because "they don't cover exactly the same areas", Brun observed to "EuroFora".

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Significantly, he spoke on the sidelines of a joint EU - CoE Conference on Childrens' Rights, fex. vis a vis Adoptions, trafficking, etc, where participants (EU/CoE Officials, politicians, experts, NGOs, journalists, and even individuals whose life had been seriously affected by various related issues) held "hot" discussions highlighting various problems still in need of the right answers, well beyond an International Hague's Treaty and a specific CoE's Convention, which still left several unanswered questions open

For the Legal, technical matters, "we have been prepared since a long time ago, so that we can move quite fast" for EU's accession to the ECHR, the experienced EU's Head of JHA's services told us.

According to CoE's sources, this might, eventually, include, fex. also a guarantee that EU institution's acts would be monitored by a special EuroCourt's Chamber composed by EuroJudges coming only from EU Member States, and not from other, Third Countries, among PanEuropean CoE's 47 Member States.

- "But the ratification process might take longer than scheduled", Brun warned. Eventual delays might come "not so much from EU Member States, since they have all, already accepted Lisbon Treaty which provides for EU's accession to the ECHR, but from others" : The PanEuropean "CoE (under whose auspices works EuroCourt) has 47 Member States, i.e. 20 Countries more than the EU (fex., since the end of the "Cold War" and Germany's and Europe's ReUnification : Russia, Ukraine, and other former "Eastern European" Countries, but also Turkey, etc., since the particular era when the "Cold War" had started in the Past : 1950).

So, "we don't know, in advance, whether there might be any objection or delay from anyone among these 20 more Third Countries, which are now members of the CoE, but not of the EU", he observed.

That's one of the reasons for which "the ratification (of EU's entry into the ECHR, which will open the possibility for EU Citizens to challenge EU Institutions' acts if they affect their Human Rights) might take as long as about 3 or 5 Years more", the EU Top Official carefully estimated.

 - "In fact, it all depends on Political factors", Alain Brun concluded, pointing at the incoming EU Commissioner on Justice and Home affairs, Mrs Viviane Reding from Luxembourg, who has been appointed in order to succeed to Jacques Barrot from France in the framework of the New EU Commission from January 2010.
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    But developments might be faster on another, partly complementary, issue of particular importance to Strasbourg-headquartered European bodies : EU Defence and Security capabilities, mainly with EUROCORPS, the multi-modal and multi-national European Army's "Etat Major" :

    - After Strasbourg Treaty entered into force, at the beginning of 2009, ratified by all 5 "Framework Nations" (France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain), to which are added other 5 "Sending" Nations represented by Liaison Officers, while EU Parliament was voting a landmark Resolution calling for the creation of a European Defence and Security policy based on the use of EUROCORPS' tool,  it has a Legal frame and Democratic support for further developments of a European Defence, observed his New Chief :

    - "What is needed now is that somewhere among the framework nations, emerges a "Driving Force" to boost the European Defence and Security policy", stressed from the outset EUROCORPS' new Commander for 2009-2010, Lieutenant General Hans-Lothar Domroese from Germany, speaking to "EuroFora".

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Perhaps significantly of EUROCORPS' Enlargement possibilities, his new Commander took over his duties by succeeding to a Spanish General, just before Spain chairs the EU in the 1st semester of 2010, and was present at a CoE event on the "double Anniversary of Romania's National Day and of EU Lisbon Treaty, on December 1st 2009", as CoE's Deputy Secretary General, Mrs Maud de Boer-Bucquichio observed

    Domroese, speaking the day Lisbon Treaty entered into force, akcnowledged that the possibility it provides for "Reinforced Cooperations" speaheaded by initiatives undertaken by some pioneer EU Member States and open to all other willing EU Member Countries is an adequate and efficient tool in that direction.

    - "But, in fact, it all depends on Political WIll", EUROCORPS' new Commander warned.

    Domroese, who has already served even at Afghanistan for a few months at the beginning of 2009, aqreed however with "EuroFora" that, at least at the start, EU's Defence capabilities' development can become soon Popular among EU Citizens, fex. by protecting EU's external borders, intervening in Peace-keeping operations in preference around Europe's Neighbouring Countries, (fex. in Cyprus, if a Peace deal for its ReUnification is made with a European/International Guarantee), helping to face "Natural Desasters", etc

    The new EUROCORPS' Commander, who took over his duties on September 2009 for 2 crucial years, speaking at the CoE to "EuroFora" appeared optimistic but also careful to further enhance both EUROCORPS' capabilities and political support in 2010.

    ESDP was the only one among France's 2008 EU Presidency's priorities who did not had enough time to be fulfilled then, particularly after it had to struggle (successfully) both against the unforeseen Global Economic Crisis and to stop an unprecedented Russia - Georgia War.

    Significantly, EU Parliament has recently decided to create, for the 1st time, a specific "Security and Defence Committee", which had been initially entrusted to the experienced German f. MEP Carl Von Wogau, from nearby Fribourg, (the "father" of EU's Monetary Union among MEPs, since he had worked for 10 Years as former President of EU Parliament's Economic Committee for the creation of EuroZone, before starting to help build EU's Defence).  After June 2009 EU Elections, EU Parliament elected as new President of its Security and Defence Committee the mainstream new MEP Arnould Danjean, from the Governing French Party UMP, a specialist of ESDP and GeoPolitical issues with personal experience even on the spot (Balkans, etc), who is well known among French President Nicolas Sarkozy's close councilors, as well informed sources from the Presidential Elysee palace said to "EuroFora".

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Υπόθεση ΟΡΑΜΣ : Ο Πρόεδρος ΕΔΑΔ απορρίπτει ισχυρισμό Εκθεσης Κομισιόν ΕΕ για Κατοχική "Επιτροπή" περιουσιών προσφύγων

    (Οι περισότερες δηλώσεις Προέδρου ΕΔΑΔ ακολουθούν κατόπιν σ άλλο άρθρο)
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* Στρασβούργο/ΑΚΜ/ 16 Οκτωβρίου 2008/-
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    Εντελώς ανακριβή κρίνει η ηγεσία ΕΔΑΔ τον επικίνδυνο ισχυρισμό Νομικής Εκθεσης από Κομισιόν ΕΕ που παρουσιάστηκε στο ΔΕΚ στο Λουξεμβούργο στη γνωστή υπόθεση εκμετάλλευσης γής ΕΚων προσφύγων ΅ΟΡΑΜΣ" σύμφωνα με τον "Πολίτη", ότι το ΠανΕυρωπακιό Δικαστήριο του Στρασβούργου θα είχε, δήθεν, ήδη κρίνει κατ αρχήν αποδεκτή την αμφιλεγόμενη "Επιτροπή Αποζημιώσεων" που έστησε η Τουρκία στα κατεχόμενα

    - "ΟΧΙ, ΟΧΙ, Δεν ελήφθη ακόμα απόφαση γι αυτό", και "δεν μπορούμε να πούμε από τώρα ποιά θα είναι η κατάληξη σ αυτό το θέμα, που μένει ανοικτό. Θ αποφασίσουμε σε λίγο καιρό", μας απάντησε ο Πρόεδρος ΕυρωΔικαστηρίου Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων, Ζαν-Πώλ ΚΟΣΤΑ, σε σχετική ερώτησή μας για το αν αληθεύει ο πιο πάνω ισχυρισμός πως το ΕΔΑΔ θα είχε ήδη κρίνει σαν κατ αρχήν "αποτελεσματικό μέσο" προστασίας την αμφιλεγόμενη "Επιτροπή" των Κατεχομένων.

    - "Αυτά είναι απλές φαντασιώσεις. Μάλλον κάποιος παρεξήγησε την απόφαση Ξενίδης Αρέστη, Στην πραγματικότητα τίποτα δεν έχει αποφασιστεί ακόμα, Εμείς (το ΕΔΑΔ) ετοιμαζόμαστε να εξετάσουμε τις πρώτες 8 υποθέσεις "τεστ" για την εν λογω "Επιτροπή" (Κατεχομένων), όπου εγείραμε κάποιες ερωτήσεις, στις οποίες μόλις λάβαμε Απαντήσεις που αναλύουμε, για να δούμε άν θα μπορούσε να κριθεί σαν αποτελεσματικό ένδικο μέσο, ή όχι, Αν βρούμε σοβαρές ελλείψεις, τότε θ αγνοηθεί εκτός άν μπορέσουν να κάνουν όλες τις απαραίτητες αλλαγές", μας πρόσθεσε, επίσης, κι ο έμπειρος Διευθυντής της Ολομέλειας ΕΔΑΔ, Βινσάν ΜΠΕΡΖΕ, (που ήταν τ. υπεύθυνος του Τμήματος για ΕΚους πρόσφυγες, ότταν εξέδωσε τις αποφάσεις Ξενίδη Αρέστη, Δημάδη, κα).

    Τόσον ο Πρόεδρος του ΕΔΑΔ όσο κι ο Διευθυντής της Ολομέλειάς του μας μίλησαν την ημέρα εξαιρετής, σημαντικής συνάντησής τους στο Στρασβούργο με τον αντιΠρόεδρο Επιτροπής ΕΕ, αρμόδιο και για θέματα Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων, Ζακ ΜΠΑΡΩ.

    Ο ίδιος ο Μπαρώ μας είπε δε ότι "δεν γνώρίζε" για την αμφιλεγόμενη Εκθεση Κομισιόν στην υπόθεση ΟΡΑΜΣ στο Δικαστήριο Ευρωπαικών Κοινοτήτων (ΔΕΚ) στο Λουξεμβούργο, υποδεικνύοντας ότι μάλλον ήταν υπάλληλοι απ τον Φιλανδό Επίτροπο Ρέν, αρμόδιο για Διεύρυνση που ίσως παρέμβησαν σχετικά (βλ, προηγούμενη Είδηση).
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    Σημειωτέον ότι πρόσφατα ο Ταλάτ στο Στρασβούργο απέκλεισε ΠΛΗΡΗ αποκατάσταση της περιουσίας ΕΚ προσφύγων με την εν λόγω "Επιτροπή" των Κατεχομένων, μιλώντας μόνο για "ΜΕΡΙΚΗ αποκατάσταση, αλλαγή ή αποζημίωση", ενώ, αντίθετα, η Επιτροπή Υπουργών ΣτΕ μόλις έχει ζητήσει απ την Τουρκία να εξηγήσει γιατί αρνείται την πλήρη επιστροφή της περιουσίας της Τίνας Λοιζίδου..

    Εξάλλου, απαντώντας έμμεσα σε πρόσφατες προκλητικές δηλώσεις ΤΑΛΑΤ στο Στρασβούργο που παρομοίασε τους ΕΚους πρόσφυγες μ ανυπόμονους που "δεν είναι ικανοί να περιμένουν τη λύση του Κυπριακού", που αργεί 35 χρόνια απ την Τουρκική Εισβολη 1974, το ΕΔΑΔ έκρινε, σ άλλη υπόθεση που αφορούσε εταιρία εγγεγραμμένη στην Κύπρο, ότι, από θέμα Γενικών Αρχών ΑΔ, είναι "υπέρμετρη" και δυσανάλογη η επιβολή σε ιδιώτη της υποχρέωσης να στερηθεί της χρήσης περιουσίας του για πάνω από 12 χρόνια περιμένοντας την λύση ενός πολύπλοκου προβλήματος, ακόμα κι αν υπήρχε δημόσιο συμφέρον γι αυτό.

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