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Top MEP Lamassoure to EF : Bratislava EU Summit understood that Citizens want concrete Action

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
 *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced, Long-Time MEP, and former EU Affairs Minister, Alain Lamassoure from France, who served also Many Times as President of EU Parliament's Committee for Budgets and/or TAXES (up to last August 2016), speaking Today to "Eurofora", Welcomed the Recent EU Summit's outcome in Bratislava, on Europe's Future after the recent BREXIT Vote by Brittish People :

    - "I see that the 27 Heads of State", at their Conclusions of the 1st EU-27 Heads of State/Government Summit in Bratislava, seem "Interesting" and "quite Reasonable", he Positively Welcomed the latest Official EU response to the serious Challenges that faces recently Europe.

    >>> - In fact, "the 27" EU States' Leaders "understood well that, what EU Citizens ask from us" (EU Politicians), "is, above all, to produce Results", observed Lamassoure.

    - "Not just Anouncements, or only Defense of some positions, but Concrete Results", he stressed.

    - This includes "what they decided there", at Bratislava's Summit (See relevant "Eurofora" NewsReport from the spot at: ....), as, f.ex., the "Migration (Crisis), Terrorism, the Acceleration of Economic Growth, Defense, etc, he pointed out.


      +  Earlier, speaking on Europe's Future, that he wants to be much More Integrated, President Lamassoure clearly agreed with "Eurofora" that it should include also the creation and development of EU-Wide Media, able and Willing to boost Public Debates on the main, "Hot" Issues concerning all our continent.



    However, meanwhile, at least one Important parameter still remains to be Clarified, during the Next Few Months, as far as it concernes the International GeoPolitical Context, in which the EU might find itself in the forseable Future :

    - Questioned on the forthcoming, November 2016 US Presidential Elections, Lamassoure clearly said that he "Refuse(s) to make any Prognostics", as things stand Today, despite the fact that he had recenrtly visited the USA, particularly for Contacts with his counterparts at the US Congress and Senate, etc. "It' was quite a Long Time ago, and, f.ex. even Trump had not been designated then", he carefuly noted, indicating that it seems to be now a still "Open" issue.





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Speaking exclusively to "EuroFora", the New EU Parliament's President, former Polish Prime Minister, ChristianDemocrat/EPP MEP Jerzy Busek, welcomed proposals by EuroFora about innovative ways for EU Citizens to attend EU debates before important final decisions which affect people's lives.

- "We (EU Parliament) must be transparent", Buzek stressed from the outset.  "We must have clear answers also for delicate questions. If we don't touch a problem, you must know why, and when shall we decide in the nearest future".. "Because "we (EU) must think about Europeans, first of all : They don't understand well what is going on in the EU. So, it's our duty to inform them, to make discussions here more interesting".

"EuroFora" congratulated President Buzek for the anouncement he made, from the 1st day of his election in Strasbourg (on Tuesday, 14 July 2009), on his intention to make  transparent debates, exchanges of views, etc. before the final adoption of decisions in EU Parliament's Plenary, when issues are evolving inside Committees, (See earlier publication).

And we reminded, in this regard, that "EuroFora" has been advocating a project for EU Citizens' active involvement in pluralist EU debates before important EU decisions, since more than a Decade : 1997-2007+

- "Thank you. We (EU Parliament), indeed, have exciting debates", Buzek replied. But, in practice, "without a possibility for our Citizens to see them, not even by the Press, the Radio or TV, etc., because it is in Committees", he regreted.

- "But, they (i.e. Media, Citizens, etc) might interact with you, with MEPs, etc, May be we can imagine something", "EuroFora" proposed.

- "Yes, (but) it needs, a quite new idea", Buzed observed.

- "Why not through some innovations ?", "EuroFora" suggested.

- "Innovation ? That's it. Fantastic  New Information Technologies !", Buzek realized.

- "Precisely, "EuroFora" has such a project, since more than a Decade (1997-2009), to use new technologies for public debates before major EU decisions are taken", we reminded.

- "If you have such proposals, please come to us, come to us. We must" do something, agreed the new EU Parliamen's President.


    This fits with Buzek's main stance, expressed at EU Parliament's plenary earlier this week in Strasbourg, that the European Union must succeed to overcome a "Crisis of Trust" vis a vis EU Citizens. (See previous EuroFora publication).

    For that purpose, obviously information and debates are valuable, but purely instrumental, procedural means which can help focus on, and highlight a substantial content, attractive to EU Citizens, which needs to be determined by other, political, and not mediatic factors.  

    Buzek spoke about the urgent need to overcome the Global Economic Crisis,  the struggle for Human and Civic Rights, Democracy, etc., the Eastern Partnership, links with Russia, strategic partnership with USA and emerging countries, etc.

    But he also used (while speaking both to "EuroFora" and other Media) the expression : "The Europeans", for EU Citizens. This points right towards what several important EU leaders (including French President Sarkozy, German Chancellor Merkel, etc) have started to highlight particularly during the recent years : That there is a vital need, and an historic opportunity, for the development of a European Conscience, to stimulate e renaissance of a European Identity able to attract Popular support, for the EU to become a strong player in a Multopolar World : In other words, the revitalisation of a project for a "Political Europe".

    By a coincidence, this was indirectly but surely reminded, earlier in Strasbourg, by another ... Busek (this time with a "s") : 


    Speaking to more than 650 participants from CoE's member countries, at the conclusion of the 2009 Summer University of its Political Schools, Erhard Busek, (with an "s"), former vice-Chancellor of Austria and EU Coordinator for South-Eastern Europe, pointed at the current need to revitalize Europe's "Identity", forged by Greek philosophy and Roman Law, Christian values and Enlightment's ideas, etc. through the ages.     

- "We have almost the same name with Jerzy Buzek (EU Parliament's new President, who is a former Polish Prime Minister), because both our Families come ...from  the same village, located at the Heart of Europe, which was often shared between Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. But my family emmigrated a long time ago to Austria, while Jerzy Buzek's family remained in Poland", explained f. vice-Chancellor Erhard Busek to "EuroFora".   

 An astonishingly concrete and simple example of European Integration from the grassroots : Starting by EU Citizens, i.e. those "Europeans", that EU Parliament's new President, Jerzy Buzek (this time with a "z"), wants to bring alongside MEP's decision-making proces, (according to "EuroFora"'s main idea : Comp. supra)...



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