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Strasburg Mayor Thanks EF on EU+CoE backed Project at CFE, eyes Strategy/Actors/Summits/EuroDistrict

Ecrit par ACM
Friday, 03 September 2021

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 *Strasbourg/Congress' Palace/Angelo Marcopolo/- At the 2021 Inauguration Ceremony of Strasbourg's Euro-Fair, (the biggest Annual Economic and Socio-Political Event at EU's Franco-German core), New Mayor Jeanne Barseghian thanked "Eurofora" for informing her about the official Inscription of our Project at the EU "Conference on the Future of Europe" (2021-2022), as well as of the Fact that our Main Idea was Strongly Backed by 2 EU Parliament and CoE Assembly Resolutions, particularly on July 2021, (i.e. a Month After "Eurofora" Project was lodged at EUCFE's Website for "Proposals" on 19 June 2021, during the 1st Plenary Session of the CFE here : See http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euroforaprojectpublishedateuconference.html  + https://futureu.europa.eu/processes/Democracy/f/6/proposals/32770 + + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/coebackseuroforamainidea.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentoneuroforaproject.html, etc).

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Barseghian has Already had Several Occasions to Express (even in Public) her Support to "Eurofora"s Long-Time Project for "Dialogue between EU Citizens and Politicians Before Decisions affecting their Lives and/or Society" at large, Both Before and After her 2020-2026 Election, during Various Events, (See, inter alia, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/greencandidatemayorokseuroforaproject.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/strasbourgvotesarmeniangreenmayor.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/strasbourgmayoroneuparliament.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/strasbourgmayortoefoneufutureconference.html , etc). But our Main Idea had, Already, Become quite Popular, and even Necessary, even Before and well Beyond that, particularly Recently, (Among Many Others, See, f.ex., also : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/irish/ + http://www.eurofora.net/walstrom.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/nonorchestrateddialoguewitheucitizens.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/cutajaragreeswithefonjan6opportunity.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/topmepdurandforefprojectineuconference.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eupollsbackefproject.html , etc)

"Eurofora" observed that EU Parliament's and CoE's Support on Main Principles in 2021, was Based on Variant but Converging Approaches and Values, (EU particularly on Citizens, while CoE on Press' and Information's Freedom, but Both on Modern Democratic Decision-Making process). Earlier, the Project was Backed Also by a 2-Days-Long Conference organized by Strasbourg's Euro-Metropole, and Transmitted in a Written Report to the French Government, on the occasion of the "Great Debate" launched by President Emmanuel Macron during 2019, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euroforaideasendorsedbystrasbourggreatdebate.html , etc), after Discussing that with Macron himself on 2018, (See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/macronforcitizensdebatesalsoafter2019.html , etc).   

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Meanwhile, "Eurofora"'s co-Founder had Already spoken on that key point with almost All successive EU Parliament's Presidents, during the Last 25 Years, as well as Many or EU Top Officials and Experts dealing with such issues, (See, f.ex., relevant "Historic Synthesis" Paper, with Brief, Dated, concrete Mentions about relevant Events, on More than 25 Years of Promoting that Main Idea accross the European, PanEuropean, and often National, Political and/or University Horizons, at : ... [in French language]).

The relevant, Public Law Mecanisms, had been Examined at an Original Legal Research Work of more than 1.000 Pages, Published at the 1980ies, after being presented and adopted (with 18/20 - "Très Bien") at Strasbourg's University, and Officialy submitted by the Faculty of Law for the award of a Prize normaly reserved to PhD Thesis, on a written proposal by Paris II Pofessor Paul Amselek. Its Press/Media and Digital Technology aspects were Added on the Occasion of a Collective Project (including European Journalists, Universitarians, EU Parliament Officers, etc), that we Coordinated, accepted by EU Commission in order to be examined in the framework of Program "ESPRIT" for Innovative Utilisations of New Communication Technologies on 1997. The Political aspects, as well as the Overall Synthesis, was Iniialy Presented by us at a key EU Parliaments' Press Conference, organized by the then EU Commissioner in charge of Medias, (Future Swedish Foreign Minister Walstrom, a "Socialist"), and the then 1st Vice-President of EU Parliament, Long-Time Spanish Christian-Democrat/EPP MEP Vidal-Quadras Roca, (future Founder of current "Vox" new Party), who Both Welcomed it, back on 2006, and immediately afterwards Taken over and Promoted further by the Creation of the original WebNews "EuroFora" Website, since 2007(-2021).AnOther PhD Thesis, under the Direction of President Jean Waline (Strasbourg University), and expected to be Published on 2023, is due to Examine the relevant Results of this CFE, including a Comparative Review of similar Developments in the Past or the foreseable Future in Other Countries in Europe and/or the World, as well as Further Modern Democratic Perspectives at that Horizon.

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    + Topicaly, that Issue Fits quite Well anOther Announcement, made by Mayor Barserghian Today in her Speech at the Inauguration of Strasbourg's 2021 Euro-Fair, (where "Eurofora" had been Invited : See ... + ..., etc), about the imminent Organisation of a Special Collective Meeting by the "Agora" Group of various "Actors on European matters" located in this Region, exceptionaly Together with the main "Economic Actors" of the area, and others, in order to Discuss the overall "Strategy" of Strasbourg City and Euro-Metropole concerning "Europe".

    As the New deputy Head of Staff, with Mayor Barseghian and EuroMetropole President Pia Imbs,  Miss Segolene Tavel, told later "Eurofora", that event is due to be linked, inter alia, also with a special Reception at Orangerie Parc, scheduled for Monday, 13 September 2021, i.e. practically Coinciding with the Beginning of EU Parliament's Plenary Session this Month in Strasbourg, (which is Timely expected to be, Exceptionaly Followed by a 2 or 3 Days-long Session of the 'Conference on the Future of Europe''s Citizens 'Panels', etc).

    ++ That Fits the Mayor's expressed Hope that this September 2021 Entry would Highlight EU Parliament Plenarie's regular "Return Back to Strasbourg", where she Plans to discuss with the French Government how to Organize "several EU Ministerial and Other Summits", "during the forthcoming rotating EU Presidency by France on the first half of 2022", as she added.

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    +++ Meanwhile, Nowadays, "for the 1st Time", atypical Local Grouplet "Euro-District", (which Brings Together mainly Strasbourg City, from the French side of Rhine river, and Kehl, Ahern, Offenburg, Lahr, etc, from the German side, Totaling almost 1 Million of EU Citizens, in about 2.500 Km2, and 112 Communities), "will have a Stand, in this (2021) Euro-Fair, near the <<Institutional>> Organisations, (including the Brand-New "Alsace" European Body), Together with a High-Tech Venue of <<Orange>> Big Phone Company", (which, as "Eurofora" found, Focuses on Highlighting mainly Hugen Double-Screen SmartPhones -very Practical also for Journalists, as they might Replace a Heavy Computer...- for the Future "5G" era), Barseghian Announced.

    - "Our main Interest is to Live Europe, not as an Abstract, Far-Away Big Entity, but in Concrete Matters of Everyday Life", told later "Eurofora" the Young Lady who was Animating that "Euro-District" Stand today. - "However, they are Different, and often Unique, in Each Trans-Border Area, so that Solutions canNot always be simply Replicated", she found.

    * A Landmark Dream sometimes related with "EuroDistrict" is to Create, at the Rhine river Uniting here Europe's Franco-German Core, in one way or another, a kind of PanEuropean "Capital" City, that an original Architects' Exhibition had Highlighted in the Past, by Imagining the Creation of various Post-Modern Constructions.... (Inter alia, See also : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/haguecongressrevisitedbuildeuropewiththepeople.html + http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/schaublejunckerandmerkel.html, etc).

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    Last, but not least, in this "Transition" Period of 2021, to the New and Big "PEX" Building, due to Open from 2022, (Comp.: ..., etc), Barseghian Innovated Today even on the Traditional "Political Personality", (usually National or European), due to Inaugurate officially Strasbourg's Annual EuroFair :

    - Indeed, Speaking in front of  Requisitioned Hotel "Mercure" (earlier "under Renovation") for some 150 Aghan asylum-seekers (See : ..., etc), she Announced that, Exceptionaly this year, the Traditional big "Political" Invitee would be Replaced by "2 Olympic Games' Top Athlets, and 2 of the Coaches who Trained them", who just Returned Back to Strasbourg from Japan...

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    => This trigerred a Fast Move by Many Spectators, (apparently More Interested by International Olympic Games' "Finalist" Athlets, than by usual Politicians !), Eager to get an original Photo Before the Medias...

    But, after all, ...Settle a Thorny European Issue might, sometimes, be at least as Challenging as a Final round at International Olympic Sport Games, doesn't it ?

 

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    The incoming Swedish EU Presidency (July-December 2009) may still remain in favour of Turkey's controversial EU bid, despite June 2009 EU Elections' results, but it has "very strong demands on Turkey"'s obligation to respect EU Rules, said the Head of Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service, Cecilia Julin, to "EuroFora", reacting to critical Press reports.

    - "I know (that) the link is often made also to Sweden's position on Turkey"'s controversial EU bid. Indeed, "we (Swedish EU Presidency) are very much engaged in the future membership of Turkey, but not without fullfiling all the Criteria".

    - "It's very clear that we (Swedish EU Presidecny) have very Strong Demands on Turkey, in a sort of concept for Future membership of the Union, ...which will be a Long Process...", she stressed.

    This means, in particular, "the Copenhagen Criteria (on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law), and also the adaptation to the Acquis of the European Union".

     - "If you listen to what Mr. Bildt (the Swedish Foreign Minister) says on Turkey at different occasions, it's very clear : We want Turkey to become part of the Union, in the Future. But we want it to fullfil all the Criteria : The Acquis of the European Union. That's very clear", she concluded.

    The Senior Official of the Swedish Foreign Ministry was reacting to critical Press Reports, from Brussels' Journalists invited by EU Commission's secretariat to Stockholm, who claimed that Bildt was abusing of a ..."Whip" (sic !) against Cyprus, by "threatening" the presence of UNO's Peace-keeping force at the "Green line" which separates the island's Government-controlled areas from the territories occupied by Ankara's army, if Nicosia didn't accept any political solution, regardless of Turkey's demands, before the end of 2009.

        Governing AKEL Party's new Secretary General, Andros Kyprianou, reacted by declaring that no-one can threat the People of Cyprus : -"We shall decide for our Future, and nobody else",  he reportedly said, asking to "keep calm". "In order to find a Solution soon, certain basic Principles must be respected", he stressed, calling those who feel an urgency to use their influence on Turkey. Other Political Parties were more critical.

    This was a reference to recently reported statements by Turkish Minister Bagis, Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan and Turkey's National Security Council (a Military-Political body), accused to push towards a partitionist "2 States" solution, contrary to UNO SC Resolutions for Cyprus' reunification.

    December 2009 is a crucial moment for EU's appraisal of Turkey's controversial EU bid, because EU Council has decided to review then Ankara's compliance with the European position on the recognition of Cyprus' Government, which was clearly set out by an EU reply of 21 September 2005 to Turkish Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan's claims, refusing to recognize even the existence of EU Member Cyprus, in controversial statements he made to London (former EU chair) on July 29, 2005.

    EU Parliament's latest Resolution on Turkey, adopted on March 2009 in Strasbourg, warned Ankara that "the non-fulfillment of Turkey's commitments... by December 2009, may further seriously affect the process of Negotiations" with the EU.

    In practice, the issue boils down to Ankara's "embargo" against Ships and Airplanes using Cyprus' seaports or airports at the strategic EU island, which traditionaly hosts one of the World's biggest Shipping flags. EU has already "freezed" 6 relevant Chapters in EU - Turkey Negotiations since December 2006, after Ankara refused to fullfil a commitment it had undertaken when EU had decided to open controversial "accession" negotiations with Turkey, back on December 2005.

    - "As far as EU - Turkey relations are concerned, it's clear that Turkey needs to fullfil its obligation of full, non-discriminatory implementation of the additional Protocol (to "EC-Turkey Association Agreement"),  This is an important issue....and should be addresseed as soon as possible as it clearly affects the pace of the accession negotiations.Issues covered by the Declaration of September 2005 will continue to be followed up, and progress is urgently awaited", warned earlier in Strasbourg the out-going Czech EU Presidency (former vice-Prime Minister Alexander Vodra).

    But the Head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service, Cecilia Julin, dismissed "interpretations" by "some" that Foreign Minister Carl Bildt was reportedly "threatening" Cyprus with consequences on the UNFICYP, if it doesn't accept any solution until December 2009, while Turkey is reportedly delaying in an attempt to impose a partitionist "2 States" solution.

    On the contrary, Julin, stressed that "Sweden has strong demands on Turkey'"s respect of "Copenhagen Criteria and EU Acquis".

    Meanwhile, Sweden  is "concerned" about the risk of "Stalemate" in Cyprus' Talks, but is well aware that "the main responsibilities lie with the two leaders and the UNO", Europe playing only a role of "facilitator".

    After carefully verifying, the Head of Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service, stressed to "EuroFora" that Bildt's reference to UNFICYP "was not linked to a Threat", and dismissed those who "interpreted" it so.

    On the contrary, the Swedish EU Presidency acknowledged the fact that Peace Talks are mainly for the UN and the leaders of the Cypriot communities, EU's role being limited into that of a "facilitator".

    As for Turkey's reported attempts to impose a "2 States' solution", the Head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service sharply replied by stressing that Turkey must respect the "EU Acquis" rules.

    In particular :

    - "Basically he (Bildt) underlined that it's the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus and the UN that have the main responsibilities for solving the problem", started to say the Swedish Senior Official to "EuroFora", referring to the above-mentioned "briefing".

    - "But the EU had a role in sort of pointing out the benefits and facilitating a little bit the outcome for the settlement of the whole Cyprus' issue", she added.

    - "And he did state the Fact, that the rest of the World (i.e. USA, etc) will, of course, look at the differend issues which are at the table, and the future of the UN Peace keeping force is part of what is at the table", she admitted.

    - "I understand that some have interpreted that as a Threat, by the Swedish Minister" "But", in reality, "it's a statement of a Fact, that, when we'll look at the differend issues, one of the issues on which we shall have to take a stand on, is the future of the UN Peace keeping force in Cyprus".

    Indeed, one of the questions usually raised for a Solution of Cyprus' issue is what International and/or European or other Guarantees, by a Peace-keeping force, might be needed afterwards, eventually for a transitory period.

    Questioned anew by "EuroFora" whether (according to critical Press Reports) this could be taken as a veiled warning that, if Cyprus didn't accept any Turkish demand for any solution whatever, it might be left alone to face Ankara's Military Invasion/Occupation, she denied :

    - "He (Bildt) didn't say it in that way"... "It was not linked to a threat, or anything like that", the Head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry's Press Service stressed.

    On the contrary, "he (Bildt) underlined that the main responsibility lies with the parties concerned on the island". "The EU can try to facilitate and show the benefits of reaching a settlement. But also, when the EU and the rest of the World (i.e. USA) will have to look at it, they will look at all the Facts on the table, and the presence of the UN Peace-keeping force is one".

    And "he (Bildt) didn't speak about that at all", she replied to "EuroFora" question on Turkey's reported attemps to impose, in one way of another, a partitionist "2 States solution".

    Asked whether Bildt's aim was to incite both parties to move forward efficiently, she agreed :

    - In fact, "the EU is really very concerned with the Stalemate in the situation. Yes !", the Head of Sweden's Foreign Ministry's Press Service anounced. That's why Bildt "was hoping for the two parties (i.e. for Turkey's also) to engage and break, a little-bit, the present stalemate, come to a solution of the issue" of Cyprus.

    But, replying  to a "EuroFora"s question on the risk, denounced by several politicians in case of strict Time Deadlines, for Turkey to provoke a stalemate and wait for the time to come to impose a partitionist "2 States' solution", she reacted by pointing at Turkey's obligation to respect "EU Acquis" :

    - "Turkey must fullfil the EU Acquis : That's clear !", the Swedish Senior Official stressed.

    More details are expected when Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt will debate his Programme with new MEPs at EU Parliament's plenary mid-July in Strasbourg, that he has visited already in 2008.

    Foreign Minister Carl Bildt became familiar with Strasbourg's CoE last year, when Sweden chaired the PanEuropean organization of Human Rights. As EU chairman-in-office, he will also chair the 27-member States strong EU Group inside the 47-member States strong CoE.

    Minister for EU affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom is well known at EU Parliament, where she has been an active MEP of the Liberal Group for many years, following also Press Freedom issues.

    Both have already made various statements at "EuroFora", on differend topical matters.

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