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VGE EUParliament Event Topical on EUFuture for Inviting EF, Portugal President v. Forced "Vaccine" +

Written by ACM
Thursday, 02 December 2021
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     ^Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Valery Giscard d'Eatain's Ceremony at EU Parliament today, with several Heads of State and ZU Leadership; was more Topical than expected, particularly as far as Eueope's Future is concerned, from certain Key points of view, including his Invitation to "Eurofora" on a relevant 2010 Conference there, (See Infra +, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/giscardeucongres2015.htm , http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eurozonevge.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eurozonevge.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euscience.htmls, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/bundestagpresidentlammert.html ), and even Portiugese President's Opposal to Forced "Vaccives" v. the Virus, as he told us at a Press Briefing, (+etc).
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 - EU Parliament's President David Sassoli, praised, inter alia, also VGE's will to advance from the Historic Past towards the Future, with Civilisation and Values, as in the case of EU Enlargement to Greece, followed ny that to Portugal and Spain, etc. 
 
- EU Council's President, Charles Michel, said that VGE's Dream was for a United, Peaceful and Active Europe, with Democratic Legitimacy, (thanks, in particular, to Direct Elections for EU Parliament), added to a Franco-German "Chemistry". + And SEU Commission's Head, Ursula von der Leyen, stressed that VGE was an "Architect and Builder of Europe". 
 
²SBut it was up to the Franco-German Presidents to Evoke the Main Points :  
 
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- Frank Walter Steinmeier called VGE a passionate Heart for France and Germany, reliable Fdriend and Daerner, a Modern French (with Concorde, TGV, Minitel, Pombidou center, etc), as well as a Christian Faith which United the Cathomlic VGE and Protestant Helmut Smitt.
 
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- Emmanuel Macron said that He Modernized the Country, and made our EU more Democratic; (f.ex. Election of EU Parliament : A Miracle.. Not an abndon of National Sovereignity, but a Greater Sovereignity, making Europe the Bigest Democracy conglomerate in the World. That we should Develop with the Addition of TransNational Lists, with a Eutopean Demos, and Legislative Initiative). 
 
  + Enlarge the EU by Integrating Greece, Birthdrop of its Philosophy and Democracy, was a Civilisation choice, extending our Origins to our Future, with the Country of Omere, Platon, Aristote, Pericleus,  etc.
 
VGE Strengthened our Union with the Monetary system,  and the EU Council, takinhg Decisions in troubled times and able ton convince our People, he topicaly added. And VGE longtime Frendship with Helmut Smitt helped Develop Franco-German links and Zurope, Macron underlined. 
 
Rhe Vision of VGE saw the Roots and Philosophy of Europe, and projected its image in the World, facing USA, China, etc., aiming to Build one of the Greater Civilisations of the 21th Century, Macron concluded, vowing to work for a European Sovereignity.
 
Significantly, this exceptional EU Paliament Ceremony was Concliuded by a landmark piece of Classic Music played by a Young Granco-Russian pianist, Alexandre Kantorow, son of a Russian Musician, and Winner, inter alia, of a High Profile International Contest on Tchaïkovski on 2019 in Moscow. 
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+ Followed, this Afternoon, a well-attended Popular Mass at Strasbourg's majestic Cathedral; where VGE's links also to the Heart of Defense and Values of France and Europe was Highlighted.
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++There, various Franco-German regional Personalities were Added to the Top International Politicians earlier present at EU Parliament, such as the Presidents of Greece, Katrin Sakelaropoulou, Portugal, Marcela Rebelo de Sousa (See also Infra), Slovenia, Borut Pahor, Bulgaria, Roumen Radev, as well as the former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and President Nicolas Sarkozy, etc. 
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*But what was astonishingly lacking here was an explicit reference to VGE's subsequent work (also as Academician)  for Europe's Future, pictured f.ex. at a landmark 2010 2-Days Conference organized in EU Parliament by "Atomium" Institute on Science, Media and Democracy, that he was Chairing then, and where "Eurofora' was Invited and met him, as well as certain other High Profile Moves, later-on (f.ex. around 2015 etc), on Europe's possible and wishfull Development Nowadays : 
 
=> In that 2010 Conference, indeed, VGE not only Stressed the fundamental Resilience of EU's Monetary System, Despite the superficial Problems provoked mainly then by some "Socialist" PASOK former Governments in Greece due to Blunders of the Past, (See : ... ), but he Also strongly Highlighted an overall Vision for Europe's Future, Based particularly on Key elements very Near "Eurofora"'s Project...
 
 VGE wanted, indeed, on 2010, EU (and not only National) Debates, with more Democratic Legitimacy and Mediatic Visibility,  mainly through a "Congres of European People' in Strasbourg, electing a European President  from 2015. And he pleaded for EU Achievements; instead of the current Torpor... Europe kept its Identity, thanks to a Millenary Culture, and was transformed ionto a Peaceful Union, Faster than USA. 
 
But EU  Wasted too much Time on a Political Union of its Instirutions, with Teoubles, Renationalisation, Lack pf Big Projects, etc., so that Nobody "Dreams" no more for Europe; he Denounced, (5 Years after the Popular "NO" to a Draft EU Co,stitution,, in fact provoked mostly by People's Fears that UnDemocratic and Underdeveloped Turkey might be Imposed inside)... Even Lisbon Treaty's EU President was "decided behind Closed Doors", instead of a Pluralism of Candidates with Different Programes, to Debate by EU Citizens and Medias, he regreted. A Clumsy Enlargement and UK's Refusal of Greater EU Powers was Blocking EU's Founding Spirit towards Fzderalism (as USA), stagnated towards a Community of Nations, Risking to be percieved as a Large Market with Weak Political Will, condemned to a Bargaining between Qtates. Lisbon Treaty (2010+) was Not made by taking into consideration Citizens' demands (Contrary to USA), and even Symbols (Flag, Ode to Joy,  ztc) were Sacrificed; he regreted.

 
But, however, most ZU Draft Constitution 'Toola' are there, (f.ex. External Action service, ZU President, Charter of Fundamental Rights, etc : Curiously Ommiting to mention Dialogue with Citizens on EU Acts, etc : See...). And the Most Important Now is to 'Awake the European Conscience of our People', in a "European Political Space", (and not only National), jn ordez to Bring Together the People of Europe", as every otheBig Region of the World, (USA, China, etc), VGE urged, in pure "Eurofora"s language... Thus, an 'EU Congres" would "Elect EU's Leaders" and "give Birth to a Ruropean Civil Society", Necesary for the EU to Advance, where "the Strong Voice of Europe's People can and mast be Heard",  (at least from those EU Member Countries which are Ready and Willing tp do so), Starting by Hearings and Votes, Before final Decisions, on the Political Programs of all Candidates to Top EU Lobs, (i.e. withOut need of Legal Reforms). 
 
-- Nevertheless, when "Eurofora" Questiojned VGE on the way that the Most Important
Factor (i.e. EU Citizens themselves) would be taken into account, VGE, in the Few Time availanle, didN't seem so Clearly Fixed yet : - 'You are a Greek !"; he reacted with a Frendly Smile, as if he made a reference to Klisthenis, the Historik Gather of Direct Dzmocracy, (that Nowadays New Digital Communoication Tech++ologies can make anew practicaly Feasinle : See ...).
 
+ VGE Published, those Days, also a Landmark Book, on a relevant Historic Metafor, picturing Napoleon in front of ...Moscow, suddenly realise that it was Preferable to Skip any attempt of Total War against the Russian People, notoriously Punished by a Berezina Catastrophe afterwards, and, Instead, choose a Pacific Aternative, by Returning back to StrasboiurNew Historic Era...
 
++ Later-on, VGE Published around 2015 also a special Website with Proposals for EU Countries Ready to Advance Resolutely Farther in European Integration, in the forseable Future, accross similar lines.
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Last, but nt lzast, among other Topical Issues,VGE having been a Liberal, he would probably agree with Portuguese President Marcela Rebelo de Sousa"s stance Against Imposing by force controversial "Vaccoines" (as Human Genome affecting "mRNA' or "Virus Vector", which have a too Short Duration, let Recipients be Infected and/or Infect Other People, and can even be "Individualized", etc) upon recalcitrant People, Contrary to their Free Will : 
 
- Indeed, the Popular Center-Right President de Spusa, (who has just won a bid to Tople a "Socialist" Governmet by calling for Fresh Elections, that his Party could Win), just said so Today in Strasbourg, speaking to Journalists present at EU Parliament, including "Eurefora": He prefered that the Already advanced Vaccination in Portugall continues based on the Free Will of the People, considering that Imposing something by Force was Not Necessary; Neither desirable in such delikcate Human Hea:th issues; as he Told Us, (according also to CoE's BioEthical Treaty; and USA's Supreme Court recent Judgement, which OutLawed, with a Big Majority of Judges, a POTUS Biden's cotested attempt to Impose such Controversial things to all Big Companies' staff).
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People in Europe and the World expect from CoE to make a succes of its "Monitoring" for Human Rights and Democracy, despite difficulties, said Finland's President Tarja Halonen to "EuroFora" at a crucial moment for the mecanism built 15 years ago by the paneuropean organization which celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2009.

Halonen, known as "Mother" of CoE's "Monitoring" mecanism, a long-time MEP and former Foreign Minister before becoming Finland's President, holds a long experience in the mattter, after also serving twice as CoE and EU Chairwoman in the past. That's why she is well placed to judge how CoE's "monitoring" should deal today with some crucial issues of importance both to CoE and to the EU.

The move came just a Month before a crucial, last visit to Turkey, scheduled for June, by the President of CoE''s "Monitoring" Committee, Ukranian MEP Serge Holovaty, to finalize his Report on Ankara, the CoE Member State with the longest Monitoring procedure. From its results depends its overall credibility.

This is a Test-case, because, in fact, it's in order to avoid Sanctions threatened against Turkey by a CoE's Assembly's April 1995 Resolution for grave Human Rights violations, Democracy gaps, the continuing Military Occupation in Cyprus, the unresolved Kurdish problem, Aegean differend with Greece, etc., that MEPs decided to create, for the 1st time on April 1996, a "Monitoring" proces, allegedly destinated to check, without excluding Countries who did not fulfill all CoE's standards.

In the Past, the obliged withdrawal of Greece's Military regime and of its "Civil" cover-up out of the CoE had helped bring back Democracy in 1974. But, on the contrary, since April 1996, the idea was to "monitor" Human Rights' respect while keeping most concerned Countries inside the CoE. After Turkey's oldest example, this was extended also to several former "Eastern" European Countries, even if CoE's Assembly has imposed to some of them (fex. Ukraine, Russia, etc., after Belarus, Serbia, etc) various "Sanctions", that Ankara always avoided. Curiously more succesful even than .. USA itself, (a CoE "Observer" since 1995), which has been at least threatened with sanctions some years ago..

EU-effects of CoE's Monitoring process became obvious between 2001-2008, since the "closure" of this procedure, when CoE felt that a Country had met most of its Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law obligations, (i.e. the "Copenhagen Criteria" for the EU), helped trigger Negotiations with the EU for "Accession" or other closer relations : This occured already before the 2004 and 2007 EU Enlargements to former "Eastern" European Countries, as well as for the commencement of "accession" negotiations with Croatia, and of "open-ended" negotiations with Turkey in 2005.

    But a stricking new development are Holovaty's recent findings that on core Human Rights issues as Torture and Freedom of Expression, Turkey, even "5 Years after" CoE closed its "Monitoring", back in 2004, inciting EU to start accession Negotiations in 2005, still presents grave problems.

    His findings are of crucial importance after a 2008 CoE Resolution called, "if need be", to "seriously consider the possibility of Re-Opening the Monitoring procedure for Turkey" : A move which might affect Ankara's controversial EU bid, since EU Accession Negotiations are based on the Hypothesis that the Candidate fullfils the "Copenhagen Criteria" (See above)..
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    Holovaty expressed his will to check  "Matters still Outstanding" and  those that he "didn't have an opportunity to discuss" at an earlier visit this year, "in order to discuss the more complex issues in greater depth", at his forthcoming New Visit to Ankara, before the December 2009 EU Summit.  This is all based on the 2004 CoE Resolution which stresses that, CoE "will continue.. post-monitoring Dialogue with the Turkish authorities,...in addition to a 12-points list,..and on any Other Matter that might arise in connection with Turkey’s Obligations as a CoE member state".

    CoE's Resolution also asks  from Turkey "to secure the proper Implementation of Judgements, particularly in the Cyprus v. Turkey InterState case", of 2001, which concerns also the plight of many Hundreds of MISSING People. It adds Turkey's obligations to "execute" ECHR's Judgements in the Loizidou case,..and in particular adopt General Measures to avoid repetition or continuation of Violations found by the Court" to the detriment of Refugees.

    Nevertheless, Holovaty said to "EuroFora" that "MISSING" persons,"might be included" and cannot be excluded, but he has yet to examine the situation "to find out  which issues will be raised" to the Turkish Government.

    Therefore, "EuroFora" asked Halonen, as the Historic "Mother" of CoE's Monitoring mecanism, if she thought that, "whenever there are grave Human Rights Violations, as fex. "MISSING" persons, attested even by ECHR's judgements, they should be always checked by a Monitoring process. Or could they be forgotten ?"
    
     - "We (CoE) must be, at the same time, Fair, Realistic, but not in the mind that "now we have Forgotten", etc., replied to "EuroFora"'s question Halonen, speaking as a matter of general principle.

    - "When we think of those People that are suffering from the lack of Democracy, of Human Rights, and of the Rule of Law", "we should find a base on how to deal with the (Monitoring) system more rapidly"', she stressed.

    - "Sometimes it's very difficult to combine Transparency and Effectivenes together, particularly in this specific case", she went on to say. But, "I have not found a (CoE Member) Country who could be insensitive in this sens", Halonen answered concerning grave Human Rights violations attested by the ECHR.

    - "I have no ready-made answer. I have the expectations that you, in the CoE, will, step by step, find the different types of the monitoring systems."

    Also "because this is a part of the UN's Post-Conflict system, (fex. when it comes to Cyprus' MISSING persons), and it's a more Global system". So that, "If we make a succes in Europe, the others will follow", throughout the World.  "But they expect that we (Europe) are this opportunity, this Opportunity to make a Succes", Halonen concluded.

    In addition, she advised to extend CoE's Monitoring to all its 47 Member States, "because, as long as we hear that, all these monitoring systems are "OK for the neighbor, but not for me", "it's very difficult" to understand. Something which could make easier to Compare...

    Finnish MEP Jaako Laakso, former CoE Rapporteur on the Occupied Territories of Cyprus and one of the 5 Signatories of the Historic CoE's call to create the "MONITORING" mecanism since 1996, was more specific :  - "We (CoE Assembly) have to find a way for the issue of Cyprus' MISSING People to be better followed", he stressed, anouncing his intention to "speak to Mr. Holovaty" about that. "There might be also other ways", added Laakso.

    - The 2008 "Year had been a very Bad one for Turkey with regard to Human Rights in general, and Freedom of Expression in particular", denounced, meanwhile, Holovaty's preliminary Post-Monitoringh Draft Report by Holovaty, published by the CoE on April 2009.

    "Amnesty International believes that freedom of expression is not guaranteed given the various articles of the Criminal Code that restrict it. .. "For example, 1,300 Websites are said to have been closed down by the (Turkish) authorities in 2008" ! While "the new Turkish Criminal Code was used to bring a total of 1,072 proceedings between June 2005 and April 2008, and led to the conviction of 192 people", for expressing views. "Representatives of the Özgür Gündem newspaper, which specialises in Kurdish affairs, ..complained about Numerous Attacks on their Freedom of Expression ...as was everyone who advocated a settlement to the question by means other than the intervention of the army" "According to their figures, 19 Newspapers had been suspended 43 times between 4 August 2006 and 4 November 2008" !...

    Moreover, on 2008,  CoE's "Ministers adopted its 4rth Resolution on the execution of the judgments of the ECHR, ...and outstanding issues regarding 175 Judgements and decisions relating to Turkey delivered between 1996 and 2008...  concerning Deaths resulting from the excessive use of force by members of the Security forces, the failure to protect the right to life, the DIisappearance and/or death of individuals, Ill-Treatment and the Destruction of property". CoE's " Ministers urged the Turkish authorities ...to ensure that members of Security forces of all ranks can be prosecuted without administrative
authorisation" for "serious crimes". Holovaty reminded.

"Nonetheless", Holovaty heard anew of "Several cases of Violence committed last year (2008) by the (Turkish) security forces". Amnesty International speaks of Many Cases of ill-treatment and Torture in the prisons and by the police". "Including, fex."'the death of Engin Ceber, a young man of 29 who died on October 2008 as a result of the TORTURE allegedly inflicted on him by police officers, prison staff and members of the gendarmerie. He was part of a group of people arrested on September 2008 during a demonstration and Press Conference in Istanbul'. Proceedings against suspects are "on-going" in this case.

- " I therefore noted an Obvious Contradiction between the Government’s stated “zero tolerance” policy.... of Torture and other forms of ill-treatment, and the different testimonies given", denounced CoE's Rapporteur.  Turkish "authorities must make considerable efforts to guarantee that proper investigations are carried out into allegations of abuses by members of the security forces and that perpetrators are effectively punished" "In this respect, I have requested detailed Statistics on the number of Investigations, acquittals and convictions in cases involving allegations of abuse in order to show the positive impact of the measures taken to date", Holovaty said, repeating a permanently unsatisfied CoE's demand to Turkey since a Decade...

    - "The Political Crisis that shook the country in the spring of 2008 highlighted the Weaknesses of the (Turkish) Constitution", which comes from the Military regime of 1982, "and the Urgent Need of Reforms", stressed from the outset CoE's Rapporteur in 2009. In particular, "the ...Democratic functioning of state institutions, including the independence of the judicial system, are crucial", he observes.

    But, "the Electoral  system and the ways in which it is circumvented do not appear to give those elected complete Legitimacy, and tend to pervert the course of direct universal suffrage", denounces Holovaty, observing that, even 5 Years later, Turkey did not yet change the 10% nationwide Threshold for a party to take any seat, which is "far higher" than the "3%" maximum in Europe and already condemned as contrary to European Standards by the CoE.

    + Moreover, EU Parliament's 2009 Report on Turkey, drafted by Dutch MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijten and adopted in Strasbourg on March, expresses "Concern over the Failure of the (Turkish) Judiciary to prosecute cases of Torture and Ill-treatment, the Number of which is Growing". EU also "is concerned about continuing Hostility and Violence against Minorities" in Turkey. It also "calls on the Turkish Government to launch, as a matter of Priority, a Political Initiatve favouring a lasting Settlement of the Kurdish issue, (while "condemning violence.. and terrorist groups"). EU "regrets that No progress has been made on establishing full, systematic Civilian suprevisory functions over the (Turkish) Military".

    The final results of Holovaty's 2nd and last visit to Turkley will be known later this year, and, at any case, before EU's December 2009 Summit.

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