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PACE Speaker Pasquier on Lyon Attack (13 Wounded, Terror Enquiry): Resist attempt for Fear +division

Written by ACM
Friday, 24 May 2019
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/(partly UpDated)/- It's by a Call to "Resist" (Criminals') "attempt to create Fear and division", that PanEuropean CoE's Parliamentary Assembly's President, Liliane Maury-Pasquier, reacted Today to the Bomb "Attack" in France's Lyon city, which Wounded more than 13 innocent Civilian People, (including 9 Women with a Young Girl aged 8 y.o.), several of whom need Chirurgical Operations to get rid of sharp Metal objects inserted in their Feet, and that French Police is currently Investigating as Murder Attempts linked to Terrorism.

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- In that Press Release, send to CoE's Journalists, including "Eurofora", Pasquier, (a Swiss living at nearby Geneva, close to French Lyon), also expresses her "Sympathy and Solidarity to the Wounded and their Family, a well as to the People of Lyon and the French Authorities".

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- While about 150 Agents are reportedly Searching to UnMask a Suspect, (cought in Surveillance Video, with his Face grossly Hidden, dressed in Black and White, but wearing a kind of "Bermuda" or Djellaba over his Bare Feet), who left a Parcel there where a makeshift Bomb with Nails, etc, erupted shortly Afterwards, with Explosives made out of "Acetone Peroxide, TATP", notiously "very often" used by Islamist Terrorists for Deadly Attacks in Europe, as, f.ex., in Paris and Saint Denis (2015), Brussels (2016), Manchester and London (UK), Catalonia (Spain) on 2017, etc, but known also to others, (as Newspaper "Le Parisien" revealed, citting Sources close to Paris' Investigators),

- Pasquier, however, urged, "Whoever is Responsible for this Explosion", to Reply mainly "by Developing a Democratic and united Society", as concluded the experienced former Chair of CoE Assembly's (PACE) Socialist Group, according to that Text, which curiously ommits the usual call for all those responsible for such a bloody violen Crime to be Found and Punished, (according to ECHR's established case-law), Exceptionaly send by a Turkish origin PACE's Agent.

- Meanwhile, French President Macron had immediately qualified Lyon's Bloody Explosion as an "Attack", right from the Start, while, Later-on, the National Press Agency "AFP", and traditional Newspaper "LeParisien", etc., revealed that, "for the Judges and specialized Policemen, this attack certainly Aimed to Kill"...

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Indeed, inter alia, the Chosen Location for the Explosion of that Nail Bomb was at a kind of Busy "Shopping Center", in a Cross-Roads including a Bakery, a Pharmacy, Banks, Shoes and Clothe's shops, as well as Many Restaurants, near 2 Historic Christian Churches and Lyon's Central Touristic Area, at one of the Biggest Pedestrian Streets in Europe, classified UNESCO, etc., so that a lot of People should, normally, pass from there, particularly a Friday Afternoon.

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I.e., obviously, a potentially "Dangerous" place for various Aggressions Targetting Civilian People, (including, f.ex., recently, the reported Rape of a Woman, there, while even Today, 9 or 10 among the 13 Victims, Hit and Wounded by that Terror Attack, were ...Women and a small Girl, by a Coincidence, the Same Day of CoE's International Conference on Violence and Discriminations against Women was organized, by the French Presidency of the CoE and the G7, in Strasbourg ! See: ...).

Especially in the current "Context of High Risks for Terrorism", as French JHA deputy Minister Laurent Nunez had Recently Warned, in relation with his Reply to a relevant "Eurofora"s Question, at a Press-point in Strasbourg, already last November 2018, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/frenchjhavministeronstrasbourgsecurity.html), just a few Weeks Before a Deadly Islamist Terrorist Attack, exactly in Strasbourg's "Christmas Market", during EU Parliament's Plenary Session of December 2018, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentlockedinbyterrorattack.html).

So that, Today, French JHA, Christophe Castaner himself, announced that "Security will be Upgraded in Areas welcoming the Public", etc.

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+ (Partly UPDATED) And, finally, after a lot of Criticism and Protests, the French Police, at last decided, Later-on,, and managed to publish 2 NEW, much Better PHOTOS of that main Suspect, who had been cought in CCTV : Now, f.ex., you can see that he did Not have a Mask, but a long Beard; that he didn't have a Djellaba, but really a "Bermuda"; that his Clothes were Not Black and White, but "Green" (Dark and Light) ; even a part of his Face could, at last, be Now seen ! After all this Time curiously Lost, at the Eve of Important European Elections, from Now-on, a fully-fledged Search and Identification of that Suspect number 1, could, at last, really Start...

Recent Islamist Terrorist Attacks cowardly Targetting innocent and defenseless Civilian People, (including, f.ex., that which killed 5 and Wounded a Dozen in Strasbourg, during EU Parliament's Plenary Session of December 2018 : See http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentlockedinbyterrorattack.html), had already shown that ISIS' and/or other Terror Gangs had Changed their Tactics, and, instead of continuously Aggressing People up to the End, (i.e. via "Suicide"-like Attacks), on the Contrary, the had nowadays decided to Stop Killing/Wounding People after a some Time, and Run to Hide and Escape themselves, keeping their Weapons and covering up their Accomplishes. 

As long as, also, this Lyon's Nail Bomber still remains on the Run, without having been Neither Cought, and Not Even Identified, inevitably, such a Terrorist is really, still "Dangerous", as the French Police has now Warned Everybody, in its Official Announcements, urging Civilian People, f.ex., to "do Not Intervene Alone", if they find him in front of them...

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However, it wasN"t yet Explained at all for which real Reason someone inside the Police had took the Strange Initiative to Hide the Face of the Wanted Lyon's nail Bomber suspect number 1, (apparently by Covering his Face with a Dark Paint: See that 1st Official Announcement, Supra), during More than 1 Day ! 

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But, during all this Time, while Searches were practically Obstructed thus, obviously, a lot of Negative Consequences might have occured : F.ex. Destruction of Evidence, Hidding of Weapons/Bomb Explosives, and/or of eventual Accomplishes, Escape of the Bloody Nail Bomber, more, additional Crimes, etc...

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In General, as a matter of Principle, Hidding the Truth to the People, (withOut any known Excuse), about Urgently needed, Vital Information on Bloody Terrorists, is Not Good Tactics, but a Bad, InEfficient, Anti-Democratic and even Dangerous Blunder, which may have UnPredictable and/or Irreversible Consequences. 

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Particularly when the Number 1 Concern of all EU Citizens is the Need to Protect them from recently WideSpread, bloody Islamist Terrorist Attacks, cowardly Targetting Civilians, as latest Polls have revealed, (See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/coespokesmanonrussia.html).

And if to all this is Added even an UnExpected and UnExplained, Sudden Exclusion of such important Topics from any serious Discussion at the unique EU Parliament's Debate between Leading Candidates in the 2019 EU Elections, (as we just scandalously saw Recently: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentelectoraldebatemaimed.html),

=> then, all Real Europeans feel that an Historic Time has come to struggle for real Democracy, and the survival and development of their Civilisation, with a Big Political Move, (of a Different Star from what some think), which, as De Gaulle said for France and the World, would now, inevitably, be also from Europe for Humanity, (against Barbary)...

 

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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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