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French Presidentials: MEP Alliot-Marie's Lawyer asks Macron to Stop apparent Plagiarism at Program

Written by ACM
Friday, 03 March 2017
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Mainstream French MEP and Chair of EU Parliament's Delegation to the Arab Peninsula, Experienced former Minister of Defense, JHA and Foreign Affairs, Michelle Alliot-Marie's (MAM : Center-Right) Lawyer, Francois Greffe, officialy asked Today in a Letter to Emmanuel Macron (Center-Left), former Minister of Economy, to Stop what looks as Plagiarism in his Program's Leaflet, (published Yesterday), of MAM's own Logo and Party denomination, already Published since Last Year (2016), in view of the forthoming Presidential Election of April/May 2017, where they are Both Candidates.

 

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- In particular, with his Letter, Dated 3.3.2017, (a Full Copy of which "Eurofora" received from well-informed sources), Lawyer Greffe formaly gave to Macron a "Notice to Stop Using her (MAM's) own (Electoral) Campaign's Mark ("Signature"), and to Immediately WithDraw and Destroy the inscriminated Documents".

 

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- Indeed, "Mrs Alliot-Marie, ... adopted, Last December (2016), as her Campaign Slogan : "Let's Recover the Spirit of Conquest", and observed, Yesterday, (2 February 2017), that you use "Let's Recover our Spirit of Conquest...", which is even mentioned at the Cover Page of your Program", the Lawyer's Letter notes.

 

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+ "Moreover this also Picks up the Name of her (MAM's) own Party "New France", by inversing its wording", the Lawyer attested, pointing at Macron Program Leaflet Cover's call to "build a New France", (in the Original in French : "nouvelle France" or "France nouvelle", respectively).

 

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++ Macron's Program Leaflet, as distributed to the Press, in Addition uses Both Parts of MAM's Campaign, in Big Capital Letters, at its FrontPage Headlines, for the Introduction to the Full Text which presents his Campaign for the Presidential Elections, (on p. 3), as it's easy to attest, (See relevant Photo).

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 - Already, "this was Noted by (French) Medias, which underlined that this Mark "curiously Reminds Michelle Alliot-Marie's Campaign Slogan", etc., Lawyer Greffe's Letter points out.

The move includes initial Articles Published Yesterday f.ex. by mainstream Radio "Europe 1", followed by the Weekly Magazine "Le Point", as well as through several "Twitter" Accounts at the Internet, etc.

- Therefore, "such an Imitation, could not have been misregarded by your Communication Counselors", the Lawyer wrote to Macron.

Macron himsel, had reportedly accused of "Plagiarism" another FrontRunner to the Presidential Elections, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, (of the Center-Right "Republican" Party), on 1 among many points of their Electoral Programs, Last Month (at the End of February 2017), according to several mainstream Medias, (f.ex., "Liberation", "Closer", "Europe 1", etc).


- Meanwhile, Alliot-Marie had initialy joked, in a "Tweet" adresssed to Macron, by asking him :  -  "Hey, ...are you Joining my Campaign for the Presidental (Election) of 2017, or it's merely about Borrowing the Slogan of my Campaign ?"

Radio "Europe 1" observed that Macron's "sentence's 1st Part curiously Reminds her (MAM's) Campaign Slogan for the Presidential of 2017, (even if Macron didn't necessarily adopt that for his official Slogan formally, as it says), while its "2nd Half evokes, without any doubt, the Name of MAM's (New) Party : "New France"".

But that Media appeared Alone, at least for the moment, to find, Yesterday, that " the Second Option proposed by Michelle Alliot-Marie", (i.e. to "Join" her, in her own Campaign : Comp. Supra), might also sound "Reasonable"...

MAM has also served as Head of France's Governing, main Center-Right Party, formerly "UMP", when it Won the Elections which confirmed Jacques Chirac's Presidency and Parliamentary Majority on 2002, followed by Top Ministerial Jobs at Defense, JHA and Foreign Affairs (including during Nicolas Sarkozy's Presidency, between 2007-2011). She notoriously was, also, one of the 2 Personalities considered by President Chirac for the Job of Prime Minister on 2005, and already Campaigned as a pre-Candidate for the Presidency on 2007 (in UMP's Primaries), before creating her own Party "New France" on 2016 and Campaigning also in the forthcoming Presidential Election of 2017 as an Independent Candidate of Neo-"Gaullist" inspîration.

Macron has worked at Rothschild Bank, was Member and appointed 2nd Secretary of the Socialist Party, served as Socialist President Francois Hollande's Counselor, and afterwards Economy Minister. He currently is one among the FrontRunners, according to Medias' Polls, for the 2017 Presidential Elections, claiming a stance "beyond the Left or the Right", reportedly "Social-Liberal", now.


In it's Headlines, initialy, "Europe 1" had Diplomaticaly said that Macron "Discreetely Pumped" MAM's Campaign Slogan. On the Contrary, a subsequent Article on the Weekly "Le Point" clearly Raised the Question whether "Macron Plagiarized MAM ?"

 

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Plagiarism, (i.e. when someone steals the ideas, expressions, symbols or artwork previously created by another person, and presents them as if they were his own), is generaly considered as Immoral, a Fraud, and is often Sanctioned. But CopyRight infringement is Allways sanctioned, and MAM's Lawyer's Letter (a Specialist on Intellectual Property) uses a carefuly selected language which seems to point also at this direction.


Recently, 2 Important Ministers had been pushed to Resign in Germany, after being Accused for Plagiarism allegedly committed before Many Years, in one case even about 30 Years in the Past. In the Primaries for US Presidential Elections of 1988, former vice-President Biden had reportedly used in a Speech the words of a Brittish Political Leader, without citting him, but the subsequent Controversy Obliged him to Quit his Campaign. 

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Macron had been notoriously Criticized by many for allegedly Delaying to Reveal a fully-fledged Program until now, so that the above mentioned Document of 30 Pages distributed Yesterday to the Press during a special Press Conference attracted a lot of Public Attention and was widely, even if diversely, commented, just before this apparent Plagiarism Issue suddenly pops up.

Pending all that, Today, MAM's Lawyer kindly but firmly asks Macron to inform him about his "Intentions", regarding the "Notice" that he sent him Now, and suggested that, "according to our (Lawyers') Customs, you could inform us about the Name of your (Legal) Counselor, whom I would Contact".


Greffe's Cabinet, Headquartered in France, has Contact-Offices also in Brussels, Germany (Munich), Italy (Milan), Spain (Vamencia), Portugal (Lisbon), and South Korea, claiming also functional "Partners" throughout Europe and even at the "American Continent". It is Specialized mainly on Intellectural Property, particularly on Advertising, including at the Internet, where its Senior staff uses to contribute in Legal Publications as well as at Paris' higher School on Political Science, and at the International Studies' Centre for Intellectual Property of Strasbourg's University.

The latter had been inaugurated by Michelle Alliot-Marie when she served as JHA Minister, (Comp. relevant MAM's Statements to "Eurofora" then too, f.ex. at : ....).

"Eurofora" has already Published various Statements that gave us, at Differend Occasions on Topical Issues, both Michelle Alliot-Marie and Emmanuel Macron, here and/or elsewhere.

 

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Benedict's "Source" to revitalize Europe : - "The World needs Hope", Pope says, calling to relaunch E.U. via Human Rights !

Paris - Lourdes - Strasbourg : 12 - 17 September 2008.

The vital need to re-launch Europe can be succesfully met by defending fundamental Human Rights of the People, said Pope Benedict XVI in his 1st speech in France, at his meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy, who currently chairs the EU.

Sarkozy replied by welcoming Christian and other religions' contribution to indispensable Public Debates on crucial issues which affect Human Dignity, Europe, even Humankind, as BioGenetics.

- "When Europeans will see and personally experience that the inalienable Rights of the Human Person .., those of their free Education, their Family life, their Work, ..their Religious Rights, ..are respected and promoted, then, these Europeans will fully understand the greatness of the European construction and will be actively involved in it", Benedict XVI stressed.

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- "It's important that during France's EU Presidency, there is, indeed, a desire for the Church to contribute to protect Human Person's integrity, and I think that there is also a growing Conscience, beyond any polemics, to defend Human Rights, and, thus, contribute to ensure respect for Human Dignity", added to "EuroFora" the Pope's Spokesman, Vatican's Press Director Federico Lombardi.

- "Nobody really told us here that Lisbon Treaty was good for this or that reason to the People. They only told us that we "had" to ratify it, and tried to scare us, but failed", said 2 Irish pilgrims to "EuroFora", after 2 Majority Abstentions in 1999 and 2004 EU Elections and 3 "NO" to Referenda in France and the Netherlands in 2005, followed by the Irish "No" in 2008, during a Decade of EU Crisis since the controversial Turkey EU- bid (1999-2008).

More than .."224 cases of Murders, Torture, "Disappearancies" or Destructions" by "agents of Turkish Security forces", where all those responsible for so heavy Crimes still remain scandalously unpunished, despite regular condemnations of Ankara by Strasbourg''s European Court of Human Rights from 1996 to 2008, were examined the same week by CoE's Ministers, who decided to launch a fresh call "urging" the Turkish Authorities to end this dangerous "virtual Impunity" of criminals, without comparison to European countries.

- "Why not Ukraine, instead of Turkey ?", asked EuroFora a Journalist from "Kiev : the city where it's enough to cross the streets in order to realize that it's a European town", as Sarkozy recently said, before solemnly declaring this week, together with Ukranian President Jushenko and EU Commission's chair Baroso, EU's "recognition that Ukraine is a fully European Country, linked to Europe by culture and History".

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Europe's "Christian roots" and Values, with "openess and mutual respect" to other cultures and beliefs, were highlighted by Sarkozy in harmony with Benedict XVI.

The Human person should be protected "from his inception until his natural death", added the Pope, faithful to BioEthic principles defended by his predecessor and collaborator, John Paul II, of topical importance in France, Europe and the World today, as Sarkozy announced :

- "Fast and important progres in Genetic Science and procreation raise delicate BioEthical Questions to our Democracies", which "involve our view of Humans and Life, and can lead to Social Mutations. That's why they cannot remain only a business of experts", hestressed.

- "It's Politician's responsibility to set a proper framework for such Public Debates", as "France will do on BioEthics in 2009". "Religious and Philosophic traditions must take part, with their ideas and centuries' long experience : A positive Laicity is an open invitation to Dialogue", he said.

- "France engaged in Europe at another Debate on how to make Financial Capitalism more moral", and the "Social doctrine of the Church fits well what is at stake in modern Globalized Economy"

- "But, a "Real Dialogue is not for an elite of a Globalized world : It penetrates deep into the People : That's why Churches should actively participate : .. It's bringing New Oxygen to Public Debates", stressed Sarkozy.

- "Democracy must not be cut off Reason", which is "compatible with Faith", thanks to "the meeting between Christianism and Greek philosophy ", he added, referring to Pope's views. "It means to advance with logic arguments, search what's best and respect common principles of thinking :... It's an everyday need for Public Administration and the Political Debate", he added.
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Pope Benedict's 1st visit to France looked like the start of a brillant, manifold demonstration that this was well-founded and could become true in the lives of the People : After its Theoretical foundations unfolded at a "speech to the world of Culture", inaugurating Bernadins' cultural centre, and its dogmatic instrument shaped at an address to the Clergy in the Historic Notre Dame' Cathedral, he started to resolutely reach out to the People :

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The move went upwards like Bach's music : Begining with a call to more than fifteen thousand enthousiastic Youngsters gathered at Notre Dame's parvis with overnight celebrations, it gained strength in an impressive open-air Mass at Paris'central Invalides'area facing Alexander III's bridge, attended by more than 150.000 people, French Prime Minister Fillon, many Ministers, Foreign Ambassadors, etc, and culminated in a series of pan-European Mega-meetings at Lourdes 150th anniversary, together with all French Bishops, EU Commission's vice-Chairman Barrot, and some 200.000 enthousiastic People from all over Europe and beyond : After a Sea of Lights astonishingly braved Saturday Night's rain, an open-air mass at riverside fields among Pyrenees' Mountains Sunday Morning, was followed on Monday by a Sea of "Compassion" to those facing Health or Life threats, surrounded by an endless gathering of People, whose gigantic dimensions obviously surprised the organisers..

Meanwhile, Benedict had the occasion to speak to the French Priests at Notre Dame of Paris, and with the Bishops at Lourdes, where they prepare a crucial November plenary meeting, due to take important decisions on imminent EU debates and choices about Europe's identity, BioEthics, etc.
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- "A new way of thinking about Laicity has become necessary", agreed the Pope with President Sarkozy at Elysee. While keeping the "distinction between Politics and Religion, to guarantee Citizens' Liberty", "religion is important for shaping Consciousness and contributing, together with others, to create a basic Ethical Consensus in society".

- "Searching Essential realities", (as "God" for christians), needs "Speech : "Logos" in greek, i.e. Reason", "able to shape a Community","with creative work transforming Human History". But "Dialogue" is instrumental for "Reason", because it's the way to "search" for Truth", in "Liberty", according to Greek Platonic Philosophy, with Socrates' dialectics. "Reason" implies "Spirit and Liberty", hence the polyphonic "Music" of "Dialogue", in a responsible, "well balanced" way, to avoid "destruction".

Starting with a "Dialogue between christians and intellectual or artistic movements" highlighted at Bernardins' Cultural Center. with former Presidents Chirac and Giscard d'Estain, UNESCO's chair Anastassopoulos, etc., as well as representatives of Muslim Communities, (including a separate Turkish), after contacts with Jews at Vatican's Embassy, the Pope turned towards the People :

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To French Priests : "Church built on the rock" !
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- Speaking to thousands of French Priests at Notre Dame's Cathedral, Benedict highlighted a solid "Church built on the Rock" of conscious and active persons, transmitting "a lively, energetic and sharp" "God's Speech, actively working on Human History".

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"Praying together" with "representatives of Christian Churches and ecclesiastic communities", (as Orthodoxes, Armenians, Protestants, etc), he called "to reinforce the Unity of the church", against "any form of Division", around Holy Spirit', "the Word","Christ's Justice", and "Love" to fellow- humans : Essentials which "resume all holy scripts", as he said.

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To Young People : "New Horizons"
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To some 15.000 enthousiastic Young People at Notre Dame's parvis, along Seine's river, Benedict spoke about "the Energy of the Holy Spirit" and "the Mystery of the Cross" : - "The Holy Spirit opens New Horizons to Human Intelligence .. and makes it conscious of the real greatness of Christ's sacrifice, dying and resurecting for World's life".

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Some "may slander you as crazy, laugh at you, or even persecute you. But, "the Holy Cross is a symbol of God's love", and "givesmoral strength" : "Witness of People's pains, it's at the same time, a precious, unique expression of their Hopes", he told them at Paris' dawn.

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Invalides' plateau : "People chosen to become God's friends"
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At the 1st open-air Mass in Paris' center area of Invalides, facing the Grand Palais, along the river Seine, during an impressive gathering of more than 150.000, French Prime Minister Fillon, Ministers Alliot-Marie, Bachelot, Dati, Jouyet, Assembly's President Accoyer, Senate's Chair Poncelet, former 1st Lady Bernadette Chirac, former Prime Minister Raffarin, many foreign Ambassadors, and other political personalities were present. (While earlier, from the Socialist opposition, Paris' Mayor Delanoye, artist Robert Hussein a.o. assisted at the Elysee meeting).

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But the "Entry Song" focused on the "People chosen to become God's Friends". The September 11 mass was Dedicated to "Saint Chrysostomus, that great priest of Constantinople", with his "wonderful eloquence and great courage to face challenges", who "made out of despaired and godless people, a people of brothers", opening a possibility to "become all one complete entity", as Pope Benedict reminded.

- "Reason never enters in real contradiction with Faith", stressed Pope Benedict, who prepared his speeches for France during a short Summer rest at Brixen/Bressanone's Seminar, whose Library honors both "Faith and Science".. - "We must use not only our Reason, but also our Faith" : "Get away from Idolatry", "cupidity", "avidity for money, power or even knowledge deviating from essential aims", and other "falses appearances". and "build your Home on the Rock", "with the force that Holy Spirit gives to those who let it act in them", he said to the People of Paris.

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Benedict at Lourdes : - "Become Light (even) in the Dark !"
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- "Our World needs Hope", stressed Pope Benedict, addressing an impressive TorchLight procession at Lourdes' sanctuaries, where a Sea of Lights held by Hundreds of Thousands of People gathered at Pyrenee's Mountains from all over Europe astonishingly kept their flames despite a heavy Rain at a windy Dark Night...

- "150 years earlier (1858 - 2008), ..here, in the cave, ... a simple young girl, Bernadette .. saw a Light". "The everyday life of her Family was, however, made of Misery, Sadness, Sickness, Misunderstandings, Rejection and Poverty... It was hard to live in Jail". Today, "we think to all Human Beings who suffer : The innocent Victims who face Violence, War, Terrorism, Hunger, Injustices, Catastrophes, Hate and Oppression, Violations of Human Dignity and of their fundamental Rights, of their Liberty to act and think. We also think to those who face Familial problems, sufferings from Unemployment, Sickness, Infirmity, Isolation, or their situation as Immigrants, without forgetting those who suffer and die for the name of Christ", he said.

- "But the Shadows of the Earth, did not hinder Sky's Light to shine : <<The Light shines in the Dark>>" ..."A Way full of Light opens in Human History even in its Darkest moments" : ..."As Night falls, Christ tels us : <<- Keep your Lamps alight !>>."Hold a Light while walking in the Night .. sums up our condition as Christians on their way : "We need light, and we are called to become Light !", Benedict stressed to People setting in motion Lights, Flags and Songs with enthousiasm.

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"<<- She looked at me as a Person, who speaks to another Person>>, the poor girl had noted."Light emerges from such a Dialogue", stressed the Pope : "A small Flame called Hope, Compassion and Tenderness dwells inside those who return after being moved by Lourdes' experience". "Christ .. entrusts us with the Mission to let the Light of Charity shine : To make of our Prayers an Act of Love to our brothers and to Fraternal Charity", he concluded.

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