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Lack of Real Europe resulted in Deadly Pandemic !

Written by ACM
Friday, 12 June 2020

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After Only ...3 Infections at Beijing, China Closed Schools to Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Children Today, while, on the Contrary, Italy, after 393 Infections, plans more Tourism+, (with a Controversial Prime Minister heard by Investigators on Complaints for unjustified Deaths of Innocent People)... About 36.000 Lives would have been Saved, if USA had Started Confinement 1 Week Earlier, and around 54.000 if it had Started 2 Weeks Earlier, "New York Times" reported meanwhile, citting a Scientific Study, and this goes, even More, also Elsewhere in the World...


But what the Lack of a Real Europe provoked, when some EINOs ("Europeans In Name Only", alias "Fake Europeans"), Abandoned the People withOut Any Timely Protection (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/virusriskbutnoeuprotection.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/delaytoprotecteupeoplefromvirus.html , etc) vis a vis N.W. Italy's "Explosion" of Massive Infections, Back from February 22/23 (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/deadlyvirusheadstoeucore.html) , until "WHO" Declared a "Pandemic", with Europe at its "EpiCenter", on March 11-13, Defies any Imagination by the Volume of Tragedy...  


When some EU Measures were, at last, announced, Only towards the End of March, then, it was Obviously Too Late : An Initialy Healthy and well Warned Continent, (by China's Earlier "Wuhan" Crisis), had been Transformed into a Dangerous, Deadly Hell-hole, with Strict Home Shut-Downs everywhere, among too Many People suddenly Falling Sick and Dying around OverCrowded Hospitals, Scandalously Abandoning fragile Elders, and obliged to use Military Airplanes to Urgently Transport suffering Patients to Other Regions or even Countries !


=> It's, indeed, Still until Today (June 12) that EU+'s Area holds the World's Highest Record in Deaths by the Virus, with USA having Less than 130.000, while EU+'s Area is Bypassing with 142.700 Dead... And Belgium with France become, unexpectedly, the Top 2 Countries in the World with the Biggest Number of Dead among those Infected and Hospitalized !  In Addition, from Early March up to Late May (i.e. almost During 3 core Months) EU+'s Area has the Largest Number of Infected People in the World, (Long Before USA starts to progressively emerge on the top)...


>>> Even More Important : EU+'s Area plays a Key Role also into ... Spreading the Virus accross the World !


 - Among the First Intrusions of that Deadly Virus towards Washington DC, relevant USA Maps indicated Imports from the UK and other European Countries. While, Notoriously, the Massive Infections throughout New York's Airplane Hub, clearly came from EU+'s Area. US President Trump was among the First to see the Dnger and Stop AirFlights from the EU+, But Not Early enough...


+ Russia is also a Spectacular Case of that : During a Long Time, Russians had managed to Avoid any Virus' Infections, (with the Unique Exception of Only ...2 Old Chinese men imported at Siberia, from the Start !). Meanwhile, All Entries from China had been firmly Closed. But, Suddenly, a Long Time Later-on, Dozens of Infections intrude from EU+'s area, particularly through Leningrad, etc., Rapidly Spreading the Virus accross Various Regions of Russia... Moscow had committed the Error to Believe at a Real Europe, that would have Protected its Population, and had, therefore, Left AirFlights Open from there. When Russians realized that, in fact, a "Fake Europe" had Abandoned its Citizens to Virus' Infections, withOut taking Any Protective Measure on Time (Comp. Supra), it was Too Late...


 ++ Initially Italy (but Afterwards also France, the UK, Spain and/or Germany, etc, at Various Levels), soon Became Notorious "Super-Spreaders" of Virus, (as, f.ex., inter alia, also Some Locacious Maps, Published in several Foreign Medias, clearly Showed such Italian a.o. influence even towards Remote USA, African or Asian, Latino-American Countries, etc). Even the very Far Away ...Mongolia (sic !), which had managed to succesfully Close any Dangerous Contact with Neighbouring China, so that it had Spectacularly Avoided most Infections, Nevertheless, Suddenly, it was Surprized to Find that its 1st Infection Case had arrived from remote ...France !, (as the serious Web-Media "The Intercept" Denounced, at an interesting, Investigative Article of Wider Scope, about some Western Countries' UnExpected co-Responsibilities in this Pandemic).


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     => After all those Controversial Moves, which appear clearly Opposite to what a Real European Governance would have normaly done to Protect its Citizens, (Comp. Supra),


    + and while even China's Authorities, these Days (+PARTLY UPDATED), Postponed sine dies the Re-Opening of 3 School-Classes, after 3 more Infected People were found at Beijing, where also they Closed 5 Food Markets, and Locked Down 11 Neihbouring House Blocks, Following an Exceptional, 50 + 36 Infections Cases also at Beijing, the Next Days, (a Backlash never seen before, since April, i.e. 2 Months Ago)...

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    ++ at the Same Time that, in EU+'s Region, all Polls (by WHO, ECDC, etc) clearly show Nowadays that a Previous Trend towards a Falling Number of Virus' Infection cases, suddenly ...Stopped, and Even Started to be Reversed (towards an Augmentation of Infections), recently,

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    *** was Added also a Stern Warning by the WHO about a real Risk for that still Deadly Virus to Rise up anew, Anywhere in the World.


    >>> In Consequence, it's crystal-clear that the current situation requires Careful Moves, and Well-Thought Action by Real European Leaders sincerely motivated by the Need to Protect the People and Win the Fight for Human Life, against this Deadly Virus, striving to Solve, Not Skip, Key Issues, and Advancing Intelligently, withOut any Hasty DeConfinement Blunders.

 

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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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