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PanEuropa/Germany President F.MEP Posselt: "ALL FOR LIFE" ? (in Virus Times)

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 21 April 2020

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 [NDLR: The President of PanEuropa/Germany, Experienced former Long-Time MEP, Journalist and Author, Bernd Posselt, send to "Eurofora" a Topical and Important Article on Human LIFE's Value  Nowadays, during the CoronaVirus' Pandemic. When Tragic and/or Scandalous Events obviously Threaten to Degrade the Value of Human Life almost every day, such Moves are as a Lightning in the Dark...(ACM)

After the Original in German Language, Follows a Translation in English]

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 "Alles für das Leben?

GRUNDRECHTE: Klare Konsequenzen

von Bernd Posselt

 

Seit dem Ende totalitärer Regime wie Faschismus, Nationalsozialismus und Kommunismus wurden in Europa nicht ein einziges Mal die elementaren Grund- und Menschenrechte so sehr angetastet oder gar suspendiert wie derzeit. Wenn auch sachlich gerechtfertigt und im Rahmen demokratischer Rechtsstaatlichkeit limitiert, ist dieses Vorgehen unserer Regierungen ein beispiellos schwerer Eingriff in nahezu alles, was uns bislang heilig war: Freiheit, Religion, Eigentum, Familie und soziales Gefüge. Die einzige Legitimation dafür ist ein Recht, das allen anderen übergeordnet ist und auf dem alle anderen aufbauen, nämlich das Recht auf Leben und körperliche Unversehrtheit. Um dieses zu gewährleisten, sind unsere Staaten entstanden, unsere völkerrechtlich abgesicherten Rechts- und Friedensordnungen sowie die Europäische Union.

Wie kann es dann aber sein, daß wir ein so elementares naturrechtliches Prinzip seit Jahrzehnten zum Teil der Wegwerfgesellschaft gemacht haben? Ein typischer Materialistenspruch lautet, daß jeder Mensch ersetzbar sei. Das Gegenteil gilt! Jeder ist ein Ebenbild Gottes und von daher unersetzlich. Daraus zieht die katholische Soziallehre klare Konsequenzen, wenn sie sagt, daß die Wirtschaft für den Menschen da ist und nicht der Mensch für die Wirtschaft. Dasselbe gilt für den Staat: Er hat dem Menschen zu dienen und nicht umgekehrt. Beides ist vielfach in Vergessenheit geraten. Menschliches Leben, an sich unantastbar von der Zeugung bis zum natürlichen Tod, wurde immer mehr zur Disposition gestellt, vor allem, wenn es sich um ungeborene Kinder, um Alte, um Schwache oder um Behinderte gehandelt hat.


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Derzeit spüren wir wieder ganz deutlich, wie kostbar das Leben ist - das unserer Lieben, unserer Umgebung und auch das eigene. Vielleicht gelingt es uns aber auch, das wieder zu entdecken, was Papst Johannes Paul II. und Mutter Teresa, die in den Slums von Kalkutta persönlich den dort grassierenden Seuchen entgegentrat, als "Kultur des Lebens" bezeichneten.

 

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Comments, 21. April 2020


All (Everything) for Life?
Fundamental rights: clear consequences


by Bernd Posselt
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Since the end of totalitarian regimes such as Fascism, National Socialism and Communism, fundamental Human Rights in Europe have not been affected or even suspended as much as they are at present. Even if justified objectively and limited within the framework of democratic rule of law, this action by our Governments is an unprecedented heavy intervention in almost everything that has been sacred to us so far: freedom, religion, property, family and social fabric.

The only legitimacy for this is a right which is superior to all others and on which everyone else builds, namely the right to Life and physical integrity. In order to ensure this, our States, our international legal and peace regulations and the European Union have been created.


How, then, can it be that we have made such an elementary principle of natural law, part of the discarded Society (of Disposal) for decades? A typical materialist is saying that every human being is replaceable.


The opposite is true! Everyone is an example of God and therefore irreplaceable. The Catholic social doctrine draws clear conclusions from this when it says that the economy is there for the people and not the man for the economy. The same applies to the state: it has to serve the people and not vice versa.


Both have often been forgotten. Human life, in itself untouchable from conception to natural death, has become increasingly available, especially when it comes to unborn children, the elderly, the weak or the disabled...


At this moment, we feel again very clearly how precious life is- that of our loved ones, our surroundings and also our own. But perhaps we will also rediscover what Pope John Paul II in the past,  and Mother Teresa, who personally faced in the slums of Calcutta the Diseases that were raging there, have called "Culture of Life".

 

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NDLR : Fast Translation in English, from the Original in German, Published, earlier Today, also at "Dolomiten" Newspaper, of South Tyrol, (NE Italy, near Austria).

 

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Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, speaking  to "EuroFora", denied rumors on Turkey's attempts to avoid an EU check of its obligations on Cyprus on December 2009 by blackmailing Nicosia to either accept any deal with intransigeant Turkish claims contrary to EU values on the island's political issue, or face threats against the territorial integriy of the EU island, semi-occupied by Ankara's army.

On the contrary, the incoming EU President-in-office, speaking exclusively to "EuroFora", promissed that he will act for EU Council's decisions on December 2009 assessment of Turkey's commitments on Cyprus to be kept.


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    Avoiding to mention any precise Deadline, Bildt, however, warned about "Consequences" in case of "failure" to reunite Cyprus, but without saying whose responsibility an eventual deadlock might be.  

 Asked by "EuroFora" if there is a risk for "Turkey's commitments to "be forgotten or downgraded", "despite crystal-clear EU Council decisions and EU Parliament's latest Resolution on the assessment to make at the end of this year on Turkey's obligations", according to rumours that, instead of pressing Turkey, on the contrary, there might be "pressure on Cyprus", even "blackmail", as Media reported and President Christofias denounced this week, Bildt denied :

- "No ! ", he clearly replied.


- On the contrary, invited by "EuroFora", to "reassure that the Swedish EU Presidency (7-12/2009) will keep a fair stance, based on principles",  Bildt promised that "we (Swedish EU Presidency) will be very clear on all of the decisions taken by the (EU) Council".

He added, however, that "we have very numerous decisions that have been taken" by EU Council, as if he warned, also, on something else.

- "'I am not aware of any sort of statements coming out today''", Bildt started to say, on our reference to Cyprus' President Christofias" denunciation of Turkish lobby's manoeuvers this week, replying earlier to 'another"EuroFora"'s question during a Press Conference at EU Parliament in Strasbourg.


 - '"I know the issues that you' are concerned with'", he added, remembering  the statements he gave us when Sweden was chairing the PanEuropean CoE on 2008.

- "But, obviously, .. I think that Cyprus' Peace negotiations are extremenly important".

- And "'I think that we are at a unique moment in History, in the sens that both (Cyprus') President Christofias and Mr. Talat (the Turkish Cypriot leader), are personally convinced of the need to overcome the division".

 - "It's 20 Years since the fall of Berlin Wal, but we still have a Capital in Europe (Nicosia) that's divided". ,

- 'I don't that we should loose any time in overcoming that"..

 - ''We should be aware of the fact that success will bring great benefits, but failure, will also have major consequences. There will not be Status Quo' " It's a question of seeking a solution, or entering another situation, which is somewhat difficult to see exactly how that could evolve", he warned.

- "That being said, this is a negotiation for Cyprus itself", Bildt admitted.

 - ''We (EU) can support, the (EU) Commission primarily, be technically helpful, and then, of course, there is a specific role for the UN, when it comes to the Cyprus' situation".  

- "At least so far. It might not be for ever'. Certainly not for ever, but for this period of time", Bildt added, skiping now any reference to concrete threats on UNO's Peace keeping force in face of more than 40.000 Ankara's soldiers, contrary to some Press claims, (See previous NewsReports).


     Replying to another "EuroFora"'s Question,  if anyone might attempt to "impose a Deadline for the conclusion" of Cyprus' Talks on December 2009, Bildt avoided to speak of any precise Time-frame, and indirectly evoked the fact that  35 Years of Turkish Invasion/Occupation obviously durated too long :

'- "If I was from Cyprus, I would say that the Deadline was Yesterday ! '",
Bildt concluded.

Cyprus' Government Spokesman, Stephanou, reportedly pointed out that "a settlement is possible on December if Turkey changes its stance", accepting a solution for the reunification of the island based on UNO resolutiona and EU principles.

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Earlier, EU Chair, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeld, highlighted an "historic opportunity" to "re-Unite" Cyprus according to EU's "basic Values"' (i.e. Human Rights) and 'Rules'", in a last-minute change of his draft speech to EU Parliament in Strasbourg.

    The initial Draft spoke only about "healing" the island.

    Significantly, Reinfeldt linked Cyprus' reunification with Turkey's obligations to respect EU's "Values" and "follow" EU's "common Rules" :

    - What is "called Membership Negotiations" should lead, "at- the end of the day", into "sharing a set of common Basic Values (i.e. Human Rights, Democracy, etc), and following common Rules", stressed Reinfeld from the outset.
    
    - "This is something that those on the Outside (of the EU), are now  contemplating", up "to Ankara", for "a solution" on "Cyprus", observed the EU Chairman, immediately afterwards..  

    - "Both sides of Cyprus have been granted a historic opportunity to together reach an agreement on a solution to re-Unite the island, that has been divided for far too long", said Reinfeldt, modifying his draft text.


-  "The Swedish Presidency will act ...in accordance with Commitments EU has made, on the basis of Criteria that apply", "as a Honest Broker", he promised.    

- "To those on the inside (of the EU), allowing the membership process to become an opportunity to solve protracted disputes, can be tempting", he added.


    "In such cases, we must find solutions that can benefit both sides, and open up a way forward. Otherwise, it would jeopardize the progress we have made towards EU integration", Reinfeldt said.

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