english french german greek italian lithuanian russian serbian spanish
Home arrow newsitems arrow Top British MEP Tannock to EF: support for Sarkozy Ambition to Attract the UK in a Future, "New EU"

Top British MEP Tannock to EF: support for Sarkozy Ambition to Attract the UK in a Future, "New EU"

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
top_uk_mep_tannock__agg__eurofora_400_04


*Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/-  Experienced British mainstream MEP of the Governing Conservative Party, from London, former Foreign Affairs Spokesman for the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group, and, later-on, also for the Conservative/Refiormist Group, who serves for more than Seventeen Years at EU Parliament (1999-2916), Charles Tannock, speaking to "Eurofora", expressed "Support" for Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to propose to the UK to Join, in the foreseable Future, a ReNovated EU.


Significantly, the Move came at the Eve of an Interesting EU Parliament's Plenary Debate on the Latest EU-28 Summit in Brussels, with the Participâtion, for the First Time, of New UK Prime Minister Theresa May, during which several MEPs got an opportunity to Discuss also certain BREXIT-related, Wider Topical Issues, on Wednesday Morning, (See Infra).


The former President of France (2007-2012), and recently elected Head of the main Opposition Party of "the Republicans", who is Now also a Frontrunner Candidate for the forthcoming, crucial 2017 French Presidential Election of April-May Next Year, has recently revealed his intention to Promote important Reforms for "a New E.U.", Focusing only on certain Key European Strategic Policies, (such as Industry, Agriculture, Energy, Scientific Research, Trade, etc.), while also Developing, in parallel, a Stronger Integration around €urozone's Franco-German core.  


 - "I heard this, and I Read" about it, Tannock acknowledged.


- Indeed, "He (Sarkozy) has this Ambition", and, "obviously, it's something that we should hail", he positively welcomed, while also revealing that, "Personaly", he "had Voted" for the UK "to Remain", inside the EU.


 - Actualy, "after Britain has Left (the EU), I would Never Exclude the Possibility of Joining again, and I would Hope  that it would be Possible, one Day, to Re-Join something Attractive", Tannock admitted.


- "Yeah, it's Sarkozy's Dream !", the Top British MEP observed.


- "But, I don't know if it's Possible, in a Short space of Time", the British MEP Carefully added, "because He wants to be President Next Year (2017). So, may be it's a bit Accelerated as Program...", he smiled.


 - Since, "We (the UK) will be Talking with the EU then. We are Not Leaving until  2019", Tanock speculated. In that case, "it's probably, Too Early", he found Now, at least for the Time being.         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  - "But", nevertheless, independendtly of that, "I Wish him <<Good Luck>>, and, If he (Sarkozy)" really goes on, then, "I would be Supporting him, of course", he Promissed in Conclusion.


In Fact, already, as early as since 2011-2012, German Chancelor Angie Merkel, Together with Sarkozy, (then still serving as French President), had initialy Agreed a kind of unofficial Deal with then British Prime Minister David Cameroon, (from the Same Party as, nowadays, Theresa May), according to which, London would stay in an Enlarged and Weakened ("Light-Weight version) EU, while, on the Contrary, the Franco-German couple, together with all those Other EU Member Countries could rush to Complete a Fully Integrated Europe at the Center of our Continent, particularly using the entire Potential of the New, "€uroArea" Treaty, (Comp. various relevant, then, other "Eurofora"'s NewsReports, from Strasbourg, Paris' "Elysée" Palace, and/or Brussels' December 2011- January 2012 EU Summits).   


The main thrust of such a Move, may, obviously, Serve, also Today, to inspire, at least, the approximative Design of a possible Solution in the current, Post-BREXIT, 2016 EU Crisis, which was notoriously evoked by the New British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at Last Month's EU Summit in Brussels, (20-21 October 2016), as well as this Wednesday Morning's Discussion at EU Parliament's Plenary in Strasbourg, precisely on its Outcome.


Even if EU Council's President, Donald Tusk, simply reiterated the EU-27's established position that there would be "No Negotiation" officialy on the BEXIT, as long as London doesn't yet Trigger the relevant Legal Procedure foreseen by the Article 50 of EU Treaty, while EU Commission's President, Jean-Claude Juncker, curiously Skiped that point in his Introductory Speech at EU Parliament's Debate here in Strasbourg, resulting in EFDD Group Chairman, British MEP Nigel Farage (UKIP Chief) critisism about, reportedly, giving "Only 5 Minutes before 1 o'clock overNight" for a Brief Anouncement from the UK Prime Minister, as he claimed, nevertheless, in Fact, that obviously Crucial Matter seems to Seriously occupy the EU nowadays :

 

 

eu_commission_president_juncker__epp_group_chairman_weber__agg__eurofora_400_01


Juncker's real Response, was eventualy given Now through the Chairman of the Biggest EU Parliament's Political Group of MEPs, that of Christian-Democrats/EPP, Marfred Weber, who had a Long Personal Discussion with Juncker, Yesterday Evening in Strasbourg, as "Eurofora" witnessed,  (Comp. relevant Original Photo, herewith), followed even by a subsequent Juncker Debate with EPP's MEPs, during the Group's Meeting, at the Eve of this Wednesday Morning's EU Parliament's Plenary :  - "It's Better to Reform the EU, than to risk to Destroy it !", significantly pointed out Weber in substance after that.


Sarkozy's proposal, as discussed earlier also by "Eurofora" with Tannock (Comp. Supra), could, most probably, even Offer a Way to Seriously and Practicaly Reply to EFDD's Chairman Farage Complaint that the Majority of British People's Vote for the June 2016 "BREXIT" Referendum would currently Face Attempts to "Ignore it or Overturn it", as he Claimed Now.


Tannock's experienced Warning (in his above-mentioned Statements to "Eurofora") against eventual "ZeitNot" Problems to resolve on BREXIT's follow-up precise Timing, particularly if an eventualy, too much Delayed Legal Procedure might Practicaly Overlap also with possible Attempts to Reform/ReVitalise the European Institutions, (Comp. Supra), IF it's Timely and adequately Adressed, might Alleviate some Fears, (Recently Expressed, f.ex. to "Eurofora", inter alia, also by certain Well Informed sources from France, etc), that a Too Long BREXIT Procedure, which might, eventualy, Take More Years than strictly needed, would Add Various supplementary Problems, that would Provoke UK Government's insistance to "Fully Participate" inside EU's core Decision-Making processes, during All that Time that the "Leave" Procedure may take, (as even UKIP's Chief Farage Admitted this Wednesday Morning).


Last, but not least, something like Sarkozy's idea might also Prevent a Risk of Multiplying Similar "BREXIT" or "FREXIT" and other such Referenda, eventualy Spreading throughout European Countries, as, f.ex., anOther UKIP MEP incited "ENF" Group's Chairwoman, Marine Le Pen, (Chief of the currently Big Euro-Sceptic French Party "National Front"), to Launch a Call to set up everywhere inside the EU, during EU Parliament's Debate now...


Paradoxicaly, at the Same Moment that even a quite Different Situation in Iceland, has just pushed its People to spectacularly Multiply, at a Recent Election, the Votes and MPs Won by New and Atypical "Pirate" and "Regeneration" Political Parties, which advocate, precisely, a Popular Referendum on their Country's eventual Return back to - or Final Drop of - EU Accession Negotiations, (Comp.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/iceland2016electionresultsrightbutnew.html).

 

***

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
EUDigitalForum

Statistics

Visitors: 22462149

Archive

Login Form





Remember me

Lost your Password?
No account yet? Create account

Syndicate

RSS 0.91
RSS 1.0
RSS 2.0
ATOM 0.3
OPML

Other Menu

"energy__sust_dev_pe_fra_stras_meet_poster_400

   

    Strategically located between Paris and Prague, Strasbourg offered a natural location for the French and Czech EU 2008 and 2009 Presidencies to tune their agendas for a resolute European move towards Renewable Energies, during an exceptional Joint Parliamentary meeting on "Energy and Sustainable Development", co-organized here by the Presidents of EU Parliament, Hans Gert Poettering, French National Assembly, Bernard Accoyer, and Senate, Gerard Larcher, on November 20 and 21.

    Concluded by a busy-looking French super-Minister of Energy, Environment and Regional planning, Jean-Louis Borloo, the exceptional gathering of Top MPs from all 27 EU States' Parliaments hoped that a Ministerial meeting prepared by Borloo, will pave the way to an overall agreement at the level of EU Heads of State and Government Summit chaired on December 2008 by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, allowing the next EU chair, the Czech Republic, to start working from the beginning of 2009 on concrete measures.   

Speaking to "EuroFora" President Accoyer resumed the general feeling by stressing that "Europe has no Oil-Gas resources, but an important Scientific-Technologic potential. Therefore, we must develop Renewable Energy sources". "Since the Sun is the most abundant and free RES,  we must do the outmost to boost Solar Energy" solutions, he added, at the eve of a special meeting on Solar energy and the Mediterranean organised by Borloo on Saturday.     

Oil-gas supplies' security and diversification were also examined by the EU gathering, after which, President Accoyer replied  to our question on risks of long, expensive and fragile pipe-lines' projects, crossing through foreign countries out of the EU, compared to new possibilities for Sea and River Ship direct EU transport even of Gas, thanks to New Liquification technologies : - "We have just écreated the Union for the Mediterranean for concrete projects like these", Accoyer stressed, speaking of Sea-River Ship Highways, fundeable under EU's TENS programs.     

 Rapporteur on "Energy innovation and sustainable development", Dr. Bedrich Moldan, vice-President of Czech Senate's Environment and Regional Development Committee, added that Climat issues, price uncertainties and diminution of accessible Fossil energies, played together with EU's RST potential in order to make RES both a need and "an opportunity". However, in cases as "Solar Energy, even if the main Scientific ideas are already here, we have to make some technologic breakthroughs in order to find how to produce it on a large scale, store and transport it", Dr. Moldan added to "EuroFora".     

Czech interest for RES was also expressed, earlier in Strasbourg, by Jan Kohout, the deputy Minister pf Foreign Affairs who participated to a workshop on "Renewable Energies" organized by the French EU 2008 Presidency : - "The focus is on Development", he told us.    

On this and other RES issues, Dr. Moldan anounced the Czech EU 2009 chair's intention to organize an important 2-days Conference on Renewable Energies and Sustainable Development late January 2009 at nearby Prague.                

Polls

2009 EU Elections were won by Parties against Technocracy and Turkey's controversial EU bid, while the 1999-2004 Majority Abstention trend decelerated. What should be done in 2009-2014 ?

Results

SMF Recent Topics SA

Copyright (c) 2007-2009 EIW/SENAS - EuroFora.net. All rights reserved. ISSN 1969-6361.
Powered by Elxis - Open Source CMS.