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Rugy, who made Trump ready to Discuss Paris Climate Deal, hit by pro-US LEFT Media Resigns eve of G7

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- At the eve of an Important G7 Summit on August 2019 at Biarritz, France, the man who made "Global Warming" Non-Believer, US President Trump, nevertheless, think that he might Agree on the relevant "Paris Deal", if some Changes were made, French Environment Minister Francois de Rugy, (Number 2 of the Government, and former National Assembly's President), after being repeatedly Slandered by a Web Media close to USA's Left, was pushed to an UnExpected Resignation, (which seems, apparently, UnDeserved, according to the Latest available News), a Year Before the forthcoming, Crucial US November 2020 Presidential Election.

Earlier on May 2019, at Nearby Metz, an Environment Ministers G7 Summit, contributing to Prepare Biarritz's Final General Declaration, and Chaired by De Rugy, (See "Eurofora"s NewsReports from the spot, with Replies to Our Questions by the French Chairman and USA Environment Protection Agency Director Wheeler, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/g7environmentclimateandnature.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/g7environmentsummitconclusions.html , etc), Surprisingly brought the US and France closer to an eventual Diplomatic Understanding on this "Hot" Topical Global Issue, depending on a Key Point of Wide Popular Interest, both in USA and in France, as well as in Most Other Countries in the World, (See Infra).

At a Previous G7 in Canada, Headed by Out-Going ("Liberal": Center-LEFT) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a Big Row vis a vis USA's then In-Coming new President Don Trump was provoked, reportedly, by the Controversial way that Trudeau handled, at the Final Communiqué attributed to that G7, the expected confirmation of Trump's refusal to admit, in practice, the full "Global Warming" Theory, (still Questioned by some Scientists and a Part of the Population, World-wide), and/or certain Key Parts of its alleged Repercussions, particularly concerning what National States should exactly do in order to prevent and/or Face such a Phenomenon.

- Initially, also at Metz, earlier this Year (Comp. Supra), de Rugy had emerged, apparently, rather Beliquoso-looking vis a vis Trump's Dissidence, which had not yet been followed by Other G7 Member Countries, as he had pointed out, inter alia, in his Reply to a relevant Question raised by "Eurofora" at a Press-Point during the 1st Day of that Key 2019 Ministerial G7 Summit on Environment, (See, f.ex., at : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/g7environmentclimateandnature.html, etc).

>>> But, Later-on, the Key French Minister marked an Interesting Development, Evolving Towards an apparently much More Balanced Position, which Acknowledged that US President Don Trump's was, indeed, Conscious of such Climate-related Problems, and Tried to Alleviate them, But by Prefering to use mainly various Other Measures, where USA - France Cooperation, at a Global Level, was Developing quite Consistently, as well as in several Other Areas of Global Environment Protection, often inter-Related, (f.ex. Oceans, Coral Reefs, Bio-Diversity, etc), as De Rugy Replied, in substance, to a new "Eurofora"s Question, at the Official Press Conference on that G7 Ministerial Summit's draft Conclusions, evoking an evolving Dialogue, (See, f.ex., at: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/g7environmentsummitconclusions.html, etc).

=> Most Surprisingly, in an almost Parallel Move, the Key USA Representative, EPA's Director, Andrew Wheeler, (who had Earlier told "Eurofora" that the main Substance of related of the Climate-Related "Hot" G7 Issues - including the Delicate Diplomatic matter of the Draft Communiqué's Format : Unified or Separated, which had Previously Triggered Trump's Anger Back in Canada: Comp. Supra- would be Treated OverNight, See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/g7environmentclimateandnature.html), issued a quite Interesting, US Declaration : To put it in a Nutshell, Wheeler added, inter alia, that US President Trump, indeed Cared for Global Environment, including a International Cooperation, in various Important Areas, such as Clean Water, Air, BioDiversity, etc., but Also Climate-related Issues.

+ Advancing even More, he went, later, as far as to Claim that, on 2019, Trump would probably have No Objection, a priori, to Even Agree on the Controversial "Paris' Deal" of 2015, (widely considered as the Main Stumbling Block in US - France, EU and Other Countries' relations on Global Climate), under Certain Conditions, particularly if it was, "re-Negotiated" in a way "that would Level the Playing Field for the US", as he Claimed, (apparently Refering to an Equivalent of the well-known, General Trump's Standard about "Fair" International Trade).

 

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- For that purpose, the competent US Representative, had diplomatically Raised, Since Metz, (i.e. on May 2019), the Question Whether some "Opportunities for ReNegotiation Arise", or not, for that Controversial 2015 Paris' Deal on Global Climate, Nowadays, i.e., f.ex. During the On-Going G7 Presidendy by France, (which is Due to make also French and USA Presidents, Macron and Trump, Meet Personaly Together, on August 2019 at the G7 Heads of State Summit of Biarritz).

+ Interestingly, that Key Condition about "Leveling the Playing Field", (or, alias, becoming More "Fair"), "for the US", was, indirectly but surely, Associated, by Wheeler at Metz, also with "Economic Prosperity" : I.e., in other Words, with the Notorious Issue f.ex. of the Number of Coal Mines which, in Paris' Deal Theory, Should, or not, Close, Allegedly, for the Sake of "Global Warming" Reduction, and which has Raised a Row among USA People, particuarly also in Comparison with certain Other Countries in the World, including Germany, China, etc.: Many North Americans Believe, f.ex., that Paris' Deal risked to Oblige the US to Close even More Coal Mines than Other Countries, threatening Job Creation, which is a well-known Priority of Trump's Presidency, (as, inter alia, also Typical Web Debates between Trump Followers, at relevant Popular Conservative NewsMedias such as "Breitbart", etc., clearly attest Nowadays).

>>> But, such an Obviously Important Matter, ...Naturally Concerns also European People Today, including in France, Germany, a.o., as "Eurofora" Witnessed, inter alia, also at some Surprizingly "Hot" Debates, inside the European "Federalist" Movement itself, between engaged EU Citizens, NGOs, Experts, Journalists, etc., and Key MEPs, (f.ex. of the "Green" Group), which took place, Right from the Start of the 1st Day of the New EU Parliament's (for the Term of 2019-2024) Plenary Meetings, Organized at the "European Parliamentary Association", Recently in Strasbourg : Indeed, "Traditional" Jobs' Loss perceived Risk, and/or alleged Possibilities for so-called, Alternative "Green" Jobs Creation, (as well as, certainly, "Global Warming" Theory's alleged Seriousness and Urgency), largely Dominated such Topical Debates around the New EU Parliament...

=> In Consequence, it's, precisely, During that Topical USA's Question about a Foreseable "Rise" of "Opportunities for ReNegotiation" on Concrete National Repercussions of such Key Parts of Paris' Deal for Global Climate, that the French Minister of Ecology, de Rugy, Chairman-in-office of the 2019 G7 Summit on Environment Issues, (whom, USA's Wheeler  Recently "Thanked ... for Bringing Together our International Partners", expressing his "Hope" to Find also Elsewhere - f.ex. at the G20 Summit in Japan, etc- "the Constructive Dialogue from his meetings in Metz, France", and "Continue" on that Line), became, Suddenly, Target of Surprisingly Repeated, at a Frenetical Pace, Various Personnal Accusations, by Controversial Web-Media, already Known for Scandal-Mongering Affairs, "Media-Part".

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+ "Media-Part"'s Founder, former Written Press Top Journalist, Edwy Plenel, was Earlier Known as a Reportedly Atypical "Leftist" of the Past, of alleged "Trotskist" Inspiration (including on Infiltrating Establishment's Bodies, such as, f.ex., the Center-Left, World Known, Newspaper "Le Monde", where he Earlier got a Director's Top Job for a while, Before it notoriously Faced an UnPrecedented Historic Decline, at the Beginning of 2000ies), whose Former Girl-Friend had been reportedly Involved at a Controversial "RainBow Warrior" Ship's Attempt, by "GreenPeace", to Monitor French Nuclear Bomb's Tests in the Pacific Ocean, suspected to have been Attacked by Explosives for which were Accused some amidst the French Secret Service Agents, allegedly Counter-Infiltrating "GreenPeace", ...(Comp. "Eurofora"s Original Photo of "Rainbow Warrior"s Re-Production, at Copenhagen's SeaPort in Denmark, taken during the UN Climate Change Summit there, as Early as already since 2009 : Attached Herewith). In Addition, he became also known as an allleged Pal of USA's Left, in wider

Plenel, Later Founded his WebMedia "MediaPart" on 2008, (i.e. +1 Year Later than "Eurofora" : 2007), which, After a Short Initial Period, during which he made a Large Use of his Personal Notoriety of the Past, Soon launched "Urgent" Alerts about being, allegedly, Threatened by an Imminent Financial Catastrophe, pushing probably even in Bankruptcy, Finally managed to make surface in a More Stable Way, particularly Since a pioneer Press Reform was Introduced by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to support "On Line Editors", (among Hard Fights against mainlty the "Socialist" Party, which had Tried, even without Explicitly telling so, to Delay that Reform), also with a Financial Participation via Grants Paid by the French State up to 60% of a Web-Editor's New Project, since around 2010 : Even if his "MediaPart" outlet Fiercely Attacked Both Sarkozy's Government Many Times in the Past, Participating also at a Hostile Media Campain against his Former Prime Minister Fillon, at the 2017 Presidential Elections, and mainly Harassing Sarkozy himself, Personaly, until Recently (+2018, etc), Accusing them of Various alleged "Scandals" of Any Kind, Nevertheless, Plenel, at the Same Time, managed, together with his Former Boss from "Le Monde" (Meanwhile Fallen in Disgrace among Most of its Former Readers), Jean-Marie Colombani, to practically Take Over the Mecanism through which such Grants were allocated in Practice to "On-Line Editors", mainly by Exploiting the Old Methods of creating an ad-hoc kind of Trade Union, which took Most Influential Posts among those who Controlled these Public Funds, (that Sarkozy had wished to be "Independent" from the State)...

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>>> Most Importantly, according also to the Famous Book of Investigative Journalists Pean and Cohen, "The Hidden Face of <<Le Monde>> : From a Counter-Power, to Power Abuse" (2003), in fact Focused on Denouncing mainly Plenel's allegedly Negative Influence on that Previously Prestigious Newspaper, which Afterwards Fell to an Abysmal Low, it was right from the Start that even Plenel's 1st so-called "Scoop" (a 1985 Article accusing the ex-URSS for alleged Moscow Secret Services' Interferences inside France : I.e. a kind of ..."Mueller" Bis, Nowadays !) was part of USA's Deep State's (CIA) Frequently used Methods to Manipulate some Journalists in order to Accuse the Russians for various mischiefs and Disrupt their Relations with Other Countries ! That USA's Deep State's Method, precisely, consisted into Sending some kind of Informations to certain Accomplices in the Press, which could raise a "Scandal" (sic) against their Target.

=> Back on 1985, it all, reportedly, was about Undermining Mitterand - Gorbatcev's relations, as, probably, Nowadays (on 2019), Macron - Trump's relations, mutatis-mutandis.

Plenel's Method, developed later, according to that Critical Book, Always was to Try to Boost the Commercial Selling and Influence of his Media, through various so-called "Revelations of (alleged) Scandals", which Targetted their Victims by Repeated Personal Attacks, Systematically Relayed to Wider Circles by a Network of Accomplices in Radio-TV Medias of the Establishment, withOut any due Regard of what they Replied, until they were Socially "Destroyed", and they Submit, (while also "Terrorising" thus, all others)...

- Indeed, Recently, on July 2019, Plenel's "MediaPart", launched a Series of Various Personal Accusations against De Rugy, suddenly Targetted by a Fast-Track Burst, in "Rafale", of several, each Time Changing, so-called "Revelations" about his allegedly "Scandalous" Behavior into Mixing Public and Private Life, which led into Accusing him, if not for Corruption, at least for an Immorally Abusing personality, who would Irregularly Spend and Waste an Awful Lot of Public Funds, exclusively for his UnJustified Private Interests ! A real method often called "Assassination of a Personality", withOut even giving any Importance to the Victim's desperate Attempts to Reply... This Continued, until he was Obliged to Resign.

F.ex., "Media-Part"s Claims succesively Accused de Rugy for allegedly Usurpating Public Funds for Luxurious Private Diners, including ..."Lobsters" (sic !) and Expensive French "Champagne", as well as to have Wasted an Excessive Amount of Public Funds for too Expensive "Repairs" of his Private Home, while having even alegedly Abused of a Subsidized "Social" Residence, Normaly Destinated to Help Poor People in Need, in Addition to Abusing of his Ministry's "Car Drivers" also for his Private Round Trips Home during Week-Ends, (etc) !

This Fast-Track Petty Slandering persisted "in Rafale", Before De Rugy had the Time to Reply and Prove that, in fact, he was Personaly Allergic to Lobsters and that those Diners' costs were Normal "Representation" spending when he served as President of the National Assembly ; that those "Repairs" Expenses concerned an officially "Classified" Historic Monument's part, which Belonged to the State, and was used by Successive Ministers during their Duties, that even his Predecessor had Found in an Awful State, including the presence of .."Rodents" (sic !); that the alleged "Social" aspect of a Flat he had Briefly bought at an Exceptionaly Hard Moment, just after a recent Divorce, was UnKnown to him, and when he Found out, he immediately Droped it ; and that the aboved-mentioned use of a Extra Driver of the Ministry during Week-Ends, was a routinely Imposed Obligation by the State's recent Regulations for reasons of Security, (etc), as it was, Meanwhile, Attested also by certain relevant Reports by competent Public Authorities, (produced After his Resignation).

In the MeanTime, by a Surprising Coincidence, just after Rugy was pushed to Resign by "MediaPart"'s Slandering, Pean, the main Author of the above-mentioned Book denouncing that Media's Chief, Plenel's abusive methods (Comp. Supra), suddenly Died, at a Paris' Hospital these Days. Previously, "Le Monde"s Colombani and Plenel had persecuted legaly Pean and Cohen, Obliging them to promise to Never Re-Publish again their Critical Book, (whose 1st and Last Edition had become, in consequence, a "Collector's Item" !)

++ But, while De Rugy was Desperatedly Struggling to prove his Innocence, Facing Plenel's "MediaPart"'s Multiple Accusations, added one to another at Fast Pace, instead of Finding any Urgently Needed Help, on the Contrary, he was, Surprisingly, not at all Defended, But totaly Let Down, by an UnExpected and Astonishing Back-Stabbing from "his" own Goverment's Press Spokesperson, who also, indirectly but surely, Found Excuses for his Accusers' Claims, and Refused to "pre-judge about his Innocence", (sic !), as she Ironically said, Playing irresponsible Games with the well-known Principle of any Accused Person's "Presumption of Innocence".

Indeed, Controversial Sibeth Ndiaye, a former Press Attaché (of the "Socialist" Party in the Past), from Senegal, who notoriously took French Nationality Only ...Six (6) Months Before the Presidential Elections of 2017, After which she Immediately applied for, and got an ...Elysée Presidential Palace's Job (sic !), Daughter of a Senegalese Migrant who had Returned from Germany to work in Africa, (after being Marked also for an Astonishingly Hostile, Stubborn, Hateful and Oppressive attitude Against certain Experienced Journalists with a Prolific Production, while, a the Same Time, Scandalously Favoring some UnKnown Web-Video Amateurs, who made her Shavy Personal Publicity), was already Notoriously Criticized for having Earlier Abused of various Pejorative Wordings Against Well Known and Respectable Public Personalities :  Including, f.ex.,  the Famous former EU Parliament's 1st President, Popular Minister and Academician, as well as former Prisoner of NAZI Camps for Deported Jews, where her Family had Tragically Perished, SIMONE VEIL, (that Miss Ndiaye had called ..."MEUF", at a Scandalous "Tweet", when she Died !). But Also the Winner of the Latest EU Parliament's Elections of May 2019 for the Period of 2019-2024, German MEP Manfred WEBER, President of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group (the Biggest of all), that she, suddenly, Accused to be absolutely "IRRELEVANT" (sic !) for any imminent EU Decision on Europe's Top Jobs during that Period, thus Opening the Way for Others among her Alike-Minded Pals, to Even Brutaly Slander Weber, Shortly Afterwards, by calling him ..."Exoplasm" (re-sic !!). => Now she went on to Add to all those Slandering Personal Attacks Faced by De RUGY (Comp. Supra), even her Personal ironic Comment that, "Indeed, We (at Elysée) are Aware of the fact that our Fellow-Citizens doN't use to Eat ...Lobsters Every Day, but Rather ...(Turkish) KEBAB !", as she found "Funny" to Claim.

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=> Such a Behavior Triggered a Long Popular Reaction, from Thousands of ...Fed up, and Exasperated French People, who Massively Rushed at the Internet to Demonstrate their Anger and Revolt vis a vis such an UnAcceptable Behavior by someone to whom a European Country so Important as France, had entrusted Serious Duties, which Deserved a much Better Feeling of Resposibilities, in order to Avoid Blatantly Abusing them, as she too often did ! Such Popular Reactions by Many Thousands of Citizens filed an Exceptionaly Longue Liste of Critical Comments at Mainstream Medias, such as "Figaro", etc., and Much More at the Internet, (f.ex. under "Hushtags" such as ...: #Kebab#, etc), including even an Expressive Photo of an ..."Elysée Kebab" Shop !

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>>> Meanwhile, De Rugy's Lawyers lodged a Legal Complaint against aggravated "Defamatory" Harassment by Plenel's "MediaPart", while several Medias are Starting to Wonder "Why" a so Important Minister was abandoned and led to UnJustly Resign, just for such a Ridiculous Backyard Slandering, Whether he will be, Now, Rehabilitated by Returning Back to his Job, and Who was Really Behind those Sudden Attacks...

Prime Minister Philippe had just a Working Lunch Meeting with De Rugy, (who, meanwhle, found anew his Elected MP Seat at the National Assembly), But Nobody seems to Know yet, What will Happen, in this regard, at the Forthcoming G7 Summit of Heads of State/Government in Biarritz, on Late August :

=> -  Was, Really, an Exceptional Opportunity to Find a Workable Compromise with the USA for International Cooperation on Global Climate Issues since the "Paris Deal" Scandalously Undermined by a Secret Lobby pursuing its Petty Interests, (apparently Electoralistic : f.ex. US Deep State seeking Trump's Loss at 2020 Presidential Election), to the Detriment of Earth, Nature and Humankind's Future ?

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At any case, things must be Clear, Balanced, and Fair enough :

- De Rugy is, certainly Not just "an Angel Flying on the Sky". As many, he may have made Various Errors. In addition, "Eurofora" obviously Disagrees with a Great Part of his alleged Views, particularly as far as it concerns, f.ex. BioEthical Issues, of great Topical Importance... 

But, as all Politicians, he also has an Elementary Right to the Presumption of Innocence, the respect of a Basic Deontology of Journalism, (including the Right to Reply), and for a Fair Treatment. In Addition, what is Really at Stake, seems Important enough in order to Critically Investigate the Main Facts.

 + And, from the Other Side, Edwy Plenel, isN"t, No more, "the Devil in personification"... On the Contrary, he is an accomplished Journalist, Strongly Claiming to Defend the Right to Criticize any Public Power for all, as well as for Critical, Independent Investigations of the Facts, and "Eurofora" has Often Met him, (at the CoE, elsewhere in Strasbourg, in Conferences, Lectures or Other Events, particularly on Press/Journalism Issues), Questioned him, participated in a Dialogue with him, Wrote and Published about him and the Answers he gave us, and We Intend to Continue to do so, as long as he wishes to be actively involved, particularly in Innovative Web Medias, that, we hope, will still be Long enough... 

But when it comes to some fierce Attacks "ad Hominem", Risking to Destroy the Personality of someone apparently Submitted to UnFair Treatment, while, also, the People have a Right to clearly Know what it might be really at Stake in certain Multifacet Affairs affecting various Important Aspects of Socio-Political Life, (some of which may be still in the Dark for many), he knows that "Eurofora"'s elementary Duty is simply to Critically and Independently Investigate the main Facts, and Report at least the essentials, for Public Dialogue, (which is a Valuable Tool for any Truth).

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Currently, France and a Great Part of Europe, are hardly hit by a Multi-Historic Records' Breaking, Exceptional Heatwave, almost Alike a USA's Big Part, (including emblematic Cities such as Paris and Strasbourg etc, as well as Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Saint Louis, etc). An Extreme Weather Εvent, nick-named "Omega" (as the Design of Greek Letter : Ω), made out of a "High Pressure", Hot Center, Surrounded by Stormy/Rainy, Fresh areas, Suspected since the Historic 2003 Killer Heatwave in France (which left More than 15.000 Dead, Threatening even the Country's Electricity Independence by Lack of ReFreshing Water for Nuclear Stations), and a subsequent Moscow 2010 Catastrophic Heatwave, (which Suffocated Russia's Capital, while also Threatening Civil and Military Nuclear Installations, Wheat Production, etc), was Reported also on 2019 in these incidents, closely Followed by China, who notoriously is the Number 1 Historic Supporter in the World of nearby Geneva negociated and signed UNO's 1978 Treaty agaist Hostile Modifications of the Natural Environment (ENMOD). At least in Europe, this July 2019 EWE's Heatwave Pick formed a spectacularly Straight Line between Spain and S/W. Germany, with France in the Middle, (See Characteristic relevant Graphic MAP, Herewith).

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By a Coicidence, however, Both France's and US Presidents' personal Summer Holidays' usual Residences, at Bregancon's Fortifications (Cote d'Ajur) and Lagos (Florida : Initially Threatened), respectively, were, reportedly Excluded from these 2019 Heatwaves, (with Macron effectively Heading towards that, while Trump hang still around Wash.DC and his New York Tower has faced even a Manhattan's Electricity Cut)... Exceptionally too, at PanEuropean CoE's and EU Parliament Plenaries', as well as Shenghen System Secretariat's and EUROCORPS' Headquarters in Strasbourg, the Heatwave's projected End was Postponed for Later-on, while, at another Exceptional Incident, the often Brussels' EU Council and Commisson (as well as NATO) HQ's related, High-Tech. "Thalys" Railway Company reportedly Stopped its Travels for 1 or 2 Days, claiming "Infrastructure" Problems caused by that Heatwave.

But, the Forthcoming G7 Heads of State/Government's Summit at Biarritz (France) this August 2019 having been Scheduled at a World-Famous, Historic Seaside Luxe Holdays Resort, (Also a High-Tech. Meeting Place, mainly for Digital TeleComs Networks' Pioneer projects),

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Faithfully Following the Line also of Past "G8" Summits at Heiligendam (Germany) and Deauville (France) on 2007 and 2011, with the part, Heiligendam's (Germany) 2007 Previous "G8" Summits, which had ALso been Organized at the Seaside, with the Only Exception of Elmau Castle's 2015 "G7" Summit on German Alpes' Mountains, (Comp. "Eurofora"s CoFounder's NewsReports from the spot, at Heiligendam, Deauville, and Elmau Castle, respectively, f.ex., at: "TCWeekly"- Attached Herewith, + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/deauvillefreedominternetmediterranean.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/sarkozymedvedevdealslavrovmargelov.html, and http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/g7summitletsobamasurfbutbringsrussiaviaissues.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/g7obamaongreece.html etc), in case of more Heatwaves, Participants might Escape at the Fresh Sea Waters ... 

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The official presentation of a "Program" respecting People's choices voted in the June 7, 2009 EU Elections, to be debated in EU Council and EU Parliament during its 1st Session on July in Strasbourg, is the No 1 Priority, according to Democratic principles, for the Franco-German axis, said the main winners at the ballot box, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel.

They stressed  that the New EU Commission's President must have a "Program" in favor of an EU which "protects" its Citizens, regulates financial markets and aims at a "Political" Europe" : a wording they have used as incompatible with Turkey's controversial EU bid.

They also declared ready for a "political" endorsment of "Mr. Barroso's candidacy" in June's EU Council, considering that an official decision would have to be made after EU Parliament's debates and votes, possibly from next month (July), with the legally necessary final acceptance shortly after Lisbon Treaty's entry into force, hoped for September or October.


- "A Program, and Mr. Barroso" : This resumes, in substance, the anouncements made by Sarkozy and Merkel, on the question of current EU Commission's President, Barroso's declared wish to succeed to himself for a second mandate, to be extended during the following 5 years.

 In their 1st meeting after EU Elections, they observed that "the Franco-German axis counted in European Elections' campaign... But, we both keep a realistic view : We saw the number of those who abstained, and we must absolutely give them an answer. We also see the disilusionment of an important number of Europeans vis a vis Europe, and we are aware of the responsibilities we have".

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 - The "Duty" of the new EU Commission's President, after June 7, 2009 EU Elections' result, "is to act for a Europe which protects the Europeans, to commit himself into working for a better Regulation of Financial transactions, ... and to have a Political will for Europe", underlined Sarkozy.

Therefore, "we have asked M. Barroso... to clarify, to officialy present the intentions he has", he anounced.

- "We want to speak also about the Programme", explained Merkel.

- "It's important that for the next EU Parliament's mandate (2009-2014) we take the right Decisions for Europe.  Obviously on Persons, but mainly Decisions on Issues", she stressed.

- "It's not simply a question of a Person, it's also a question of a Programme". We are "really asking Mr. Barroso to commit himself on a Program, and on Principles, on Values", Sarkozy added.

EU President-in-office, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer, accepted the Franco-German stance :

- "Barroso must present his Programme. The Czech Presidency agrees with that", Fischer reportedly said later, after meeting Sarkozy.

But Press reports from Brussels claimed that Barroso had preferred to be officially appointed by EU Council since June, (i.e. next week), "because this was implied by the current Treaty of Nice, according to him", and considered any delay until the possible ratification of the new, Lisbon Treaty on September/October, as "undemocratic".

- "At any case, independently of what Germany and France ask, it's also EU Parliament's wish". "We shall propose Mr Barroso's candidacy... But even in the framework of Nice Treaty, EU Parliament has to be associated in this Decision", the French President observed.

If this is correctly done, then "we support Mr. Barroso's candidature", and "if the (EU) Parliament agrees, we might ratify this decision since July", (i.e. next month), they both said.

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- "France and Germany support Baroso's candidacy, But we want to speak also on the Program. We believe that this Program should be established in close cooperation with EU Parliament, and that's why we have followed an appropriate way", said Merkel.  - If EU Parliament wants, this election can take place on July,  but this must be done in full agreement.

- "We shall support Mr. Barroso's candidacy, without doubt", said Sarkozy. "But we have asked from Mr. Barroso, as I told him yesterday, to put into detail.. his intentions, at the eve of his 2nd mandate, if the situation avails itself.


    France and Germany "don't want to take an Official Legal Decision by writting" during "the next (EU) Council" (on June 18-19), declared Sarkozy.  Because they prefer, at this stage, only "a Political decision" on June, "so that we (EU Council) can work together with EU Parliament", which starts to meet only Next Month, since July in Srasbourg, "leaving a Legal decision by writting for later".

    - "If the Conditions are fuillfiled in EU Parliament, we (EU Council) are ready to give the agreement and make it offficial", said Merkel

    - "But, now we are working in the base of Nice Treaty. If tommorow we want to work in the spirit of Lisbon Treaty, we have to find a proper way", she added.

    - "Of course it's Legally complicated, because we are going to make a Political proposal to the forthcoming Council, for an EU Commission's President, on the basis of Nice Treaty : So, we (EU Council) will not appoint the Commissioners. Only the President.  If EU Parliament agrees, it could endorse this position on July", explained Sarkozy.

    But, on Autumn, "if Ireland ratifies Lisbon Treaty, there will be, at any case, a 2nd Decision, to appoint the Commission's President, this time on the basis of Lisbon treaty, and then, we, the EU Member States, would have to appoint (also) the EU Commissioners", he added.

    As for the precise Timing :  - "Everything is suspended until the Irish vote... Now, we must all make everything possible to help Ireland to say "Yes"" to Lisbon Treaty... The Irish Referendum, ..will take place either on September or on October. It's a Question which depends on the Irish. And,  then, we shall have the Choice of the Candidates for the permanent Institutions of Europe".

    However, "if Ireland says No, we, French and Germans, have to assume our responsibilities, and we'll do so", he concluded.

    But British and Swedish governments were reportedly eager to have a final EU Council decision on Barroso since this month, on June's European Council. While the other EU Member Countries are divided, several of them preferring to wait until EU Parliament pronounces itself, on July, and/or until Lisbon Treaty might be ratified by Ireland at the beginning of the Autumn. Barroso's current mandate ends on November.

    There are also various, contradictory and/or unpredictable reactions inside EU Parliament vis a vis Barroso's wish to continue a 2nd mandate, because many MEPs are openly or secretly opposed, reluctant, or hesitating.

    In the biggest EU Countries, as France and Germany, EU Citizens voted on June 2009 EU Elections for a renovated, non-technocratic but Political Europe which cares for its Citizens, with an Identity, Values and Borders, declared incompatible with Turkey's controversial EU bid, by mainstream, pro-European Governing Parties. Similar choices were also supported in several other small or medium EU Countries.

    On the contrary, whenever, in other Countries, Governing and other mainstream Parties didn't make these choices or eluded them, EU Citizens massively voted for euro-Sceptics whenever they were the only ones to to promise anti-bureacratic change and oppose Turkey's demand to enter into the EU, (f.ex. in the UK, Netherlands, etc).

    It's seems to be an Open Question whether Sarkozy and Merkel's conditions will be really accepted by Barroso, who was appointed on 2004 in a different political context, (with Socialist Prime Ministers in Germany, France, etc), had rejected in the Past the idea of EU becoming "equal to the USA" as "ridiculous", and pushed for Turkey's contoversial EU bid, trying to "soften" or contain the changes desired by the People who voted for Merkel and Sarkozy with another policy vis a vis Turkey on 2005 in Germany and on 2007 in France, as they did all over Europe on 2009.

    In addition to many EPP Governments, it's 3 remaining Socialist Prime Ministers : Gordon Brown in the UK, Zapatero in Spain, and Socrates in Prortugal, who support Barroso, as well as Liberal Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt. But their Parties lost the June 2009 EU Elections.

    Questioned whether there was still "Time" for "other" possible "Candidates", Sarkozy and Merkel did not deny, nor made any comment on that, but simply said that "it's not for us to make publicity for any candidates. We anounced our choice ("A Program, and Mr. Barroso"). But we respect any other candidate".

    Among various other names cited are former Belgian Prime Minister Verhofstadt, former UNO's Human Rights Commissioner Mary Robinson of Ireland, Italian former EU Commission's vice-President Monti, etc. Meanwhile, Luxembourg's PM Juncker, (who had been unanimously accepted by EU Council for EU Commission's Presidency on 2004, but refused), announced his intention to resign from "EuroGroup"'s Chair. Thus, he might be available for another Top EU job.

    As "EuroFora"'s "opinion" said (See publication dated 9/6/09) : - "If the current candidates (i.e. Barroso, etc) to the Top EU jobs promise and guarantee to respect People's democratic choices, then, it's OK".

"Otherwise, Europe must find new candidates, really motivated and able to implement these democratic choices of the People."

    Because, "in Democracy, the forthcoming choices for EU's Top Jobs,...should be made according to EU Citizens' Votes in June 7, 2009 European Elections, and main EU Governments' strategic policies".
        

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