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Accueil arrow EU endorses EuroFora's idea

70% Abstention risk in 2009 Election makes EU endorse EuroFora's main idea

Ecrit par ACM
Monday, 19 January 2009

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Facing a 70% Abstention threat in 2009 Election, EU endorses EuroFora's idea for Citizens' debates on crucial EU decisions !

- Different views on "Europe's Future", should be debated among Citizens at June 2009 EU Elections, thanks to political Parties' "Manifestos", says EU Parliament's Report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A main idea, initiated and promoted by EuroFora's founders since 1997: the vital need to develop European Citizens' democratic right to actively participate in multilingual debates on EU decisions, is formally endorsed by the EU from 2009 !

The move is a key attempt to overcome "catastrophic" Polls which warn that only ...30% of Citizens are ready to vote in the forthcoming June 2009 EU Election ! 

This was revealed by EU Commission's vice-president, in charge of Communication policy, Margot Wallstrom, during a "hot" meeting of EU Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, during the December 2008 Strasbourg session.

Wallstrom faced criticism, but also suggestions from various MEPs, naturally worried by Abstention threats which herself found even "worse" than in 1999 or 2004...

A Report on "Active Dialogue with Citizens",examined at the same time, presented some useful practical tips, on "facilitating Interviews"; etc., but also a  potentialy important call to "incorporate the conclusions of ...debates...into (EU) policies, and take into consideration the expectations that Citizens have of the EU when deciding". An amendment even implies that Citizens' participation in debates on EU decisions is a democratic "Right".


More importantly, it finds that  a Debate "on the Future of Europe", (as French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked since 2007), would be a good idea " for the 2009 European parliamentary Elections", because "clarifying the political differences between the EU political parties would help citizens to identify themselves with, and choose between various concepts", for which "all parties (should) present their Manifesto".

A "Joint political declaration on Communicating Europe in Partnership", co-signed by "the European Parliament, Council and ... Commission", confirms that they "attach the utmost importance to improving communication on EU issues", by "enabling European citizens to exercise their right to participate in the democratic life of the Union, in which decisions are taken as openly as possible and as closely as possible to the citizens, observing the principles of pluralism, participation, openness and transparency".

This should "enable Citizens to exercise their right to express their views and to participate actively in the public Debate on European Union issues", while also "promoting the respect of multilingualism". In this regard, EU confirms its "wish to develop synergies with national, regional and local authorities as well as with representatives of Civil Society".

    It's since 1997 that a group of EuroFora's founders have officially presented a pioneer Project (then called "EIW", for "Europe in the World"), which aimed to develop Strasbourg's "Polyphonic music", by providing "Interactive information", on "main issues ... during the Decision-making process of European Organizations which engage in Transparent and Public Democratic Debates"

    This should be done, inter alia, by "exploring the potential of New Communication Tools (mainly Internet)", as well as classic-form debates, the 1997 EIW pioneer project's anounced in its "Synopsis". It was formally "accepted for evaluation" by EU Commission in Brussels in order to be examined for a grant in the framework of the "Research/Technology/Development (RTD) Programme in the field of Information Technologies", then called "ESPRIT", as a "Best Practice Pilot Project".

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        But the vital, urgent Political need for EU to search new, efficient ways to reach the People and interact with European Citizens, was really felt in Brussels and elsewhere only after the unprecedented in History 1999 and 2004 Majority Abstention in EU Elections, followed by 3 "NO" in Referenda in France, the Netherlands and Ireland, on 2005 and 2008...


    In this New Political Landscape, we prepared a new, actualised and more developed version of our initial idea, in a simplified and more efficient form, thanks also to a large Experience accumulated during many years of EU/CoE/UNO Press work and Multi-lingual debates, with the New project "EuroFora" :

    On 2006 we presented in Public its main lines during Questions/Replies that we raised at two Press Conferences by EU Commission President, Jose Baroso, and mainly EU Commission's vice-President, in charge of Communication policy, Margot Wallstrom, together with EU Parliament's vice-president, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, in Strasbourg, (Videos available), and we reminded it at various brief contacts with Commissioner Wallstrom in 2007 and 2008.

    Meanwhile, a new Text was also presented for "EuroFora" Project mainly to certain Political and other personalities, at European, National or Regional/Local level, mainly in 2007, but also in 2008..

    Now, after the unexpected 2008 Irish "NO", and before the 2009 EU Elections, which are due to be of exceptionally crucial importance for Europe's Future, the moment has obviously come to launch that project, progressively, but in real practice.

    Whoever really cares for Europe and its Citizens is welcome to join, in one way or another. Only anti-European, anti-democratic, obscure or ignorant groups might oppose or attempt to "steal" and deviate the main idea.

    But European Citizens, incited by enlightened political leaders, are those who will finally write the real History.

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news Sources: Anti-Corruption Inquiry on CoE Parliamentary Assembly may extend to Other Areas/Bodies
Friday, 20 April 2018 | ACM
Sources: Anti-Corruption Inquiry on CoE Parliamentary Assembly may extend to Other Areas/Bodies *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- An Independent Experts' Inquiry on Corruption, exceptionally set up top check Allegations of wrongdoing in CoE's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), might Extend...
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news EUParliament's Ukraine Delegation Head, Rosati to EF on most Needed Reforms at Kiev before Elections
Thursday, 19 April 2018 | ACM
EUParliament's Ukraine Delegation Head, Rosati to EF on most Needed Reforms at Kiev before Elections *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" after concluding an Important Meeting between EU and Ukranian sides in EU Parliament this Morning in Strasbourg, the...
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news Macron to EF: EUCitizens Consultation before EU Decisions also After 2019 with Real Debates from Now
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | ACM
Macron to EF: EUCitizens Consultation before EU Decisions also After 2019 with Real Debates from Now *Saint-Dié/Vosges Mountains/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora" Question, French President Emmanuel Macron made it clear that he Intends to Advance Further than the current...
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news MACRON to EF+: It's up to the People of Europe to SEIZE THE CHANCE of EU Citizens' Consultations !
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | ACM
MACRON to EF+: It's up to the People of Europe to SEIZE THE CHANCE of EU Citizens' Consultations !  *Epinal (Vosges' Mountains)/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking briefly to Journalists, including "Eurofora", just after the Official Inauguration of the 1st in a 6 Months-long Series of EU...
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news Macron in EU Parliament Focuses on Citizens' Debates before 2019
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | ACM
Macron in EU Parliament Focuses on Citizens' Debates before 2019 *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Half of French President Emmanuel Macron's EU Parliament's Speech, and Most of his Total Speaking Time here, this Morning, here, were surprizingly Focused, from...
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news Macron starts Long March of Citizen Consultation on Vosges Mountain after EUParliament with obstacle
Monday, 16 April 2018 | ACM
Macron starts Long March of Citizen Consultation on Vosges Mountain after EUParliament with obstacle   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/News-Viewpoint/- Embattled New French President Emmanuel Macron's deep awareness of the Fact that Europe needs, nowadays, to be reVitalized by certain profound...
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news EU/CoE Digital Resistance project=Double-Edged say Experts to EF among Vote/Data/CitizenConsultation
Monday, 16 April 2018 | ACM
EU/CoE Digital Resistance project=Double-Edged say Experts to EF among Vote/Data/CitizenConsultation *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, the Leading Experts of a Pioneer EU/CoE's New Joint Program "Digital Resistance", Richard Heise and...
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news 1st EU University aims Integration First but Development can go Fast tell EF French+German Officials
Thursday, 12 April 2018 | ACM
1st EU University aims Integration First but Development can go Fast tell EF French+German Officials  *Strasbourg/Great East Region HQ/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" on their Decision, Today, to start Building here the 1st European University, Key Franco-German Actors at this...
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news Bad Times for WhistleBlowers ? 2018 International Human Rights Foundation René Cassin ECHR contest
Friday, 06 April 2018 | ACM
Bad Times for WhistleBlowers ? 2018 International Human Rights Foundation René Cassin ECHR contest  *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora", International Human Rights' Foundation "René Cassin"'s Chairman, former Long-Time ECHR President, Professor...
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news Cyber ao. Attacks v. EF after Publ. on EUParliament+Macron+EF Project: Citizen Debate before EU Acts
Saturday, 31 March 2018 | ACM
Cyber ao. Attacks v. EF after Publ. on EUParliament+Macron+EF Project: Citizen Debate before EU Acts  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(PARTLY UPDATED)/- "Eurofora" News was Targetted and Hit by a Series of Cyber and Other Aggressions and/or Harassments, (withOut Precedent in more than a...
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news CLRAE Rapporteur on Lone Refugee Children, Elmrini to EF on Integration: School+Language=Essential+?
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | ACM
CLRAE Rapporteur on Lone Refugee Children, Elmrini to EF on Integration: School+Language=Essential+?  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's 2018 Rapporteur on the Topical, Ethically and Socio-Economically important, but also Controversial Issue of "UnAccompanied Refugee Children",...
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news CoE under Pressure by ..Turkey against Criticism of Persecuting,Replacing+Jailing Dissident Mayors ?
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | ACM
CoE under Pressure by ..Turkey against Criticism of Persecuting,Replacing+Jailing Dissident Mayors ? *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- -"CoE must put Pressure on Turkey" in order to Respect Local Democracry, after Hundreds of Local/Regional Elected Representatives were Dismissed, Replaced...
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news EU Regions Committee Head +CLRAE v.Chair Lambertz to EF on Tabarnia Split from Catalonia in Spain
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | ACM
EU Regions Committee Head +CLRAE v.Chair Lambertz to EF on Tabarnia Split from Catalonia in Spain *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Regions' Committee new President in Brussels, and CLRAE vice-President in Strasbourg, Karl-Heintz Lambertz, speaking to "Eurofora" on the latest...
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news New Austrian Chancellor+Next EU Chair Kurz to Eurofora on Turkey: the Question is: -Which Measures ?
Friday, 23 March 2018 | ACM
New Austrian Chancellor+Next EU Chair Kurz to Eurofora on Turkey: the Question is: -Which Measures ? *Brussels/EU-Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The New Chancellor of Austria, and Next EU Chairman-in-office for the period of July-December 2018, Sebastian Kurz, Leader of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Party...
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news EUParliament Head Tajani to EF +French President Macron: April RDV+Citizen Debate before Decisions ?
Friday, 23 March 2018 | ACM
EUParliament Head Tajani to EF +French President Macron: April RDV+Citizen Debate before Decisions ? *Brussels/EU-Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Parliament's President, Antonio Tajani, speaking to "Eurofora" on the sidelines of his Press Conference during the EU Summit of March 2018 in...
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news EUSummit+Parliament+Germany+France Leaders Tajani+Merkel+Macron slam Turkey Violence (Varna RDV eve)
Friday, 23 March 2018 | ACM
EUSummit+Parliament+Germany+France Leaders Tajani+Merkel+Macron slam Turkey Violence (Varna RDV eve) *Brussels/EU-Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU's 28 Heads of State/Government clearly slamed, during a 2 Days-long Summit in Brussels, Turkey's latest Violent Abuses against EU Member Cyprus'...
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news CoE to Boost Athletes' Human Rights after Anti-Doping Zig-Zag Row between Russia - SKorea Olympics
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | ACM
CoE to Boost Athletes' Human Rights after Anti-Doping Zig-Zag Row between Russia - SKorea Olympics *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Acting Fast, After the Recent Olympic Games' Row, which initially Excluded, Before Later Restoring to their Rights, many Russian Athletes, regarding Doping...
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news CoE Expert Prof Aebi to EF on Penal Stats: Turkish Prison rate Booms, Supervision Grows, Cost Enigma
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | ACM
CoE Expert Prof Aebi to EF on Penal Stats: Turkish Prison rate Booms, Supervision Grows, Cost Enigma *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- From the Data and the Replies given to Questions raised by "Eurofora" and/or Other Journalists during a Press Briefing at the CoE in Strasbourg by...
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news EUParliament USA+Security Commitee Leader Ehrel to EF: STOP Turkey Invasion in Syrian Kurds' Afrin !
Thursday, 15 March 2018 | ACM
EUParliament USA+Security Commitee Leader Ehrel to EF: STOP Turkey Invasion in Syrian Kurds' Afrin !  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The New President of EU Parliament's Delegation for the USA, as well as vice-President of its Defence/Security Committee, German MEP from Bayern,...
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news EUParliament slams Turkey Intrusion in Syrian Kurds areas: CeaseFire/Withdraw Army/No-Fly Zone(UNSC)
Thursday, 15 March 2018 | ACM
EUParliament slams Turkey Intrusion in Syrian Kurds areas: CeaseFire/Withdraw Army/No-Fly Zone(UNSC)   *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/(UPDATED)- Just Hours after deadly Turkish Bombings on the surrounded Afrin city,  EU Parliament adopted a last minute Amendment in a New Resolution on...
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news Turkey Attack in Syrian Kurds' ARFIN Canton: No Border Security, But Military INVASION - Occupation!
Sunday, 11 March 2018 | ACM
Turkey Attack in Syrian Kurds' ARFIN Canton: No Border Security, But Military INVASION - Occupation! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's, obviously, No more a Border Security operation, But a fully-Fledged Foreign Military Invasion and Occupation, even a massive Population Replacement plan, as...
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news Italian People vote new Right's Unity 1st, +grow Grillo's "5 Stars". Left Falls Down. = Quid Now ?
Sunday, 04 March 2018 | ACM
Italian People vote new Right's Unity 1st, +grow Grillo's  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(partly UpDated)/- The Italian Voters gave a crystal-clear 1st Place to a New Unity of the Right, (where Salvini's ""Lega" Rightists get an UnExpected...
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news UN Resolution on Syria CeaseFire Violated by Turkish Invasion killing Damascus Forces+Kurds at Afrin
Saturday, 03 March 2018 | ACM
UN Resolution on Syria CeaseFire Violated by Turkish Invasion killing Damascus Forces+Kurds at Afrin *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Shortly before Important CoE's PanEuropean Political Meetings in Paris, where Syria, including the Turkish Military Invasion at its Kurdish Region of Afrin, is due...
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news UN Committee Top Official Prof Decaux to EF: Investigate Missing People despite Time+Proof Obstacles
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | ACM
UN Committee Top Official Prof Decaux to EF: Investigate Missing People despite Time+Proof Obstacles *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Professor Emmanuel Decaux, of Paris' Pantheon University, an Experienced Member and former President of UNO's Committee on Enforced  Disappearances (CED) at...
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news EU Member Cyprus' Energy v. Turkey's GunBoats point also at European Defence Future
Friday, 23 February 2018 | ACM
EU Member Cyprus' Energy v. Turkey's GunBoats point also at European Defence Future *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Will the EU let Turkey's GunBoat Bullying against International Law Deprive it from the Only New and Growing Oil/Gas Findings in European Territory and/or Directly...
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news CoE: European AudioVisual Production, CO-Productions+Exports Boom: Fairy Tales or Not ?
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 | ACM
CoE: European AudioVisual Production, CO-Productions+Exports Boom: Fairy Tales or Not ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It looked like a Fairy Tale ! However, the Reality is More Complex, but, anyway, Interesting... A Series of recent Statistics on European AudioVisual creations,...
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news UN Press Spokesman Dujarric to EF on more Turkey GunBoats v. EU Energy Source in Cyprus: Checking+
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | ACM
UN Press Spokesman Dujarric to EF on more Turkey GunBoats  v. EU Energy Source in Cyprus: Checking+ *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The UN are Aware, Interested and carefully Following the Latest Developments on Turkey's GunBoat Bullying against EU Countries' efforts to Develop recent...
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news Germany : Towards a "New GRO-KO" ?!...
Monday, 19 February 2018 | ACM
Germany : Towards a  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- After 2 "GroKo" - Big Coalition Governments with an obliged CoHabitation of ChristianDemocrats/EPP and Socialists, the German People might, perhaps, be Ready...
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news FBI versus critical Web Speech, but Zero on mass Killings ?!
Saturday, 17 February 2018 | ACM
FBI versus critical Web Speech, but Zero on mass Killings ?!  *Strasbourg/(OPINION+NEWS)/- Some Barack Hussein Obama's remnants inside FBI made Today a Big Fuss against Web Free Speech, including by inflicting Criminal "Indictments", etc., while...
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news Turkish GunBoat bullying Blocks European Energy source at EU Member State Cyprus: First Reactions
Thursday, 15 February 2018 | ACM
Turkish GunBoat bullying Blocks European Energy source at EU Member State Cyprus: First Reactions *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Shortly after French and Italian Energy Companies succeeded to make important Natural Gas Findings in Cyprus' "Calypso" EEZ area, as it was officially...
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news EUOmbudsman Press Head Gadesman to EF on Citizens in Decision-Making: Transparency OK, but Dialogue?
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | ACM
EUOmbudsman Press Head Gadesman to EF on Citizens in Decision-Making: Transparency OK, but Dialogue? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora"s Project for Citizens' Debates with European Institutions before important Decisions affecting their Lives and/or Society at large, is...
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news EUParliament Warns Turkey against Continuing disproportionate Military Attack on Syrian Kurds Region
Thursday, 08 February 2018 | ACM
EUParliament Warns Turkey against Continuing disproportionate Military Attack on Syrian Kurds Region  *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Strong Majority in EU Parliament, adopting a last-minute Amendment Today, "Warned" Turkey "against the Continuaton of disproportionate...
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news EU IT Agency CEO Garkov to EF: Data Protect+Fight Terror =Schengen/VISA/Asylum/Interoperability Boom
Thursday, 08 February 2018 | ACM
EU IT Agency CEO Garkov to EF: Data Protect+Fight Terror =Schengen/VISA/Asylum/Interoperability Boom *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's at the Topical and "Hot" Crossroads between Personal/Private Data Protection and Crime/Terrorism Prevention needs, Both Growing...
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news Isn't Dangerous to leave only Rightist EuroSceptics to Defend EU Values ? EUParliament's Turkey test
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 | ACM
Isn't Dangerous to leave only Rightist EuroSceptics to Defend EU Values ? EUParliament's Turkey test *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- People who really Love Europe, rightfully Criticize possible Errors which might Harm it, has warned new French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at the Symbolic...
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news European Movement Head Maydell to look at Eurofora project on Citizen Web Debate before EU Decisions
Monday, 05 February 2018 | ACM
European Movement Head Maydell to look at Eurofora project on Citizen Web Debate before EU Decisions *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU Parliament's plenary session is due to Debate and Vote, later this week here, on the way that EU Citizens may have a Say in the Choice of Future MEPs...
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news Cyprus: Anastasiades Bigger Win than expected on 2018-23=No Party Deal but Popular will+on BioEthics
Sunday, 04 February 2018 | ACM
Cyprus: Anastasiades Bigger Win than expected on 2018-23=No Party Deal but Popular will+on BioEthics *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even the after-vote "Exit Polls" had not really predicted the Bigger than expected Electoral Win of Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades (the Experienced...
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news Strasbourg Region Prefect Marx to EF on European University: Wait FrancoGerman Summit+TransBorder c.
Friday, 02 February 2018 | ACM
Strasbourg Region Prefect Marx to EF on European University: Wait FrancoGerman Summit+TransBorder c. *Strasbourg/Pefectoral Palace/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question, during his Press Conference for the New Year 2018, the Prefect of Strasbourg's "Great...
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news CoE Syria Rapporteur Bakoyani on Turkish Invasion (as +US react): Stop Hostilities+Protect Civilians
Friday, 26 January 2018 | ACM
CoE Syria Rapporteur Bakoyani on Turkish Invasion (as +US react): Stop Hostilities+Protect Civilians *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- As USA started to react, the same CoE Rapporteur who had succesfully launched the 1st Call to Save assieged Kobane City from ISIS' Deadly Islamist Terrorists...
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news ECHR President Raimondi to EF on Discretionary Power: Decision-Making proces(Dialogue State-Citizen?
Thursday, 25 January 2018 | ACM
ECHR President Raimondi to EF on Discretionary Power: Decision-Making proces(Dialogue State-Citizen? *Strasbourg/ECHR/Angelo Marcopolo/- Replying to an "Eurofora"s Question at the Annual Press Conference of ECHR, its experienced President, Guido Raimondi from Italy, explained that the...
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news PACE Bureau to Turkey: STOP Military Invasion in Syrian Kurdish area,Respect Human Rights+Seek Peace
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | ACM
PACE Bureau to Turkey: STOP Military Invasion in Syrian Kurdish area,Respect Human Rights+Seek Peace  *Strasbourg/Council of Europe/Angelo Marcopolo/- In 4 Points read by an official with a Mandate by CoE's Parliamentary Assembly's (PACE) Bureau, the PanEuropean Organisation's Top...
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news CoE President-i.o. Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen to EF: For Europe's Unity and Human Rights
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | ACM
CoE President-i.o. Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen to EF: For Europe's Unity and Human Rights  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Well Conscious of the current Need to protect Europe's Unity, but also of the Importance of Human Rights, appeared the current President-in-office of the CoE,...
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news CoE Experts to EF on Social Charter compared to Other Tools v. Poverty (Basic Income, US MedicAid +)
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | ACM
CoE Experts to EF on Social Charter compared to Other Tools v. Poverty (Basic Income, US MedicAid +)  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Some First, but Interesting Comparisons between CoE's PanEuropean Social Charter and Other Tools to Fight against Poverty Today, (as Basic Income, USA's...
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news PACE Talks on Russian MEPs and CoE's Future Started + Continue on March 2018 in Paris
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | ACM
PACE Talks on Russian MEPs and CoE's Future Started + Continue on March 2018 in Paris   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Will Spring 2018 bring a Thaw in the Controversy on CoE Assembly and Russian MEPs, "Frozen" since 2014, when a Minority droped an Initial Deal and put...
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news Murdered Web-Journalist Daphne's Sons to EF: -We Want Justice! => EU/CoE Cooperation on Enquiry Gaps
Monday, 22 January 2018 | ACM
Murdered Web-Journalist Daphne's Sons to EF: -We Want Justice! => EU/CoE Cooperation on Enquiry Gaps *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's thanks to her Critical, Investigative Journalism, and the Independence that gave her a WebNews Site, Free from Censorship which, Otherwise, used to hit her...
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news New PACE President Nicoletti to EF+: Strasburg key of University Network for European Humanism Unity
Monday, 22 January 2018 | ACM
New PACE President Nicoletti to EF+: Strasburg key of University Network for European Humanism Unity *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Meeting briefly "Eurofora" soon after his Election at the Presidency of CoE's PanEuropea  Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) for the Next 2 Years...
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news CoE Assembly Secretary General Sawicki to EF: Rules UpDate may Facilitate Decisions on Russian MEPs+
Friday, 19 January 2018 | ACM
CoE Assembly Secretary General Sawicki to EF: Rules UpDate may Facilitate Decisions on Russian MEPs+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Even a simple Change (or, rather, UpDate) of CoE's purely Procedural Rules may Facilitate a much-needed Agreement for a Compromise on Russian MEPs'...
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news COCOBU President Grässle + EIB v.President Stubb to EF on Capitals + Transparency versus Bubbles
Thursday, 18 January 2018 | ACM
COCOBU President Grässle + EIB v.President Stubb to EF on Capitals + Transparency versus Bubbles *Strasbourg/EU Parliament/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Fact that Study the Past can Help Build a Good Future, was Highlighted anew in EU Parliament's key Committee on Budgetary Control, as it results...
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news Russia asks Guarantee if EU might prefer to get Gas via Turkey Zig-Zag instead of Directly in Europe
Monday, 15 January 2018 | ACM
Russia asks Guarantee if EU might prefer to get Gas via Turkey Zig-Zag instead of Directly in Europe *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While EU Parliament holds 3 Energy Policy Debates here ToNight, (including on the "Governance of Energy Union"), before EU Commission convenes Tomorrow...
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news France: Fake News on Polls +Foggy Replies to New Risks on BioEthics =Trend for NO in IVF/LGBT Debate
Friday, 12 January 2018 | ACM
France: Fake News on Polls +Foggy Replies to New Risks on BioEthics =Trend for NO in IVF/LGBT Debate *Strasbourg/Press Club/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Replies to "Eurofora" and Other Journalists' Questions in a  Press Conference by the "European Forum on BioEthics"'...
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news Professor Cutajar to Eurofora on Paradise Papers scandal: Shaky Legal claims + No Transparency
Thursday, 11 January 2018 | ACM
Professor Cutajar to Eurofora on Paradise Papers scandal: Shaky Legal claims + No Transparency *Strasbourg/Press Club+International Kleber Library/Angelo Marcopolo/- At an event co-organized by Strasbourg's Press Club and International Kleber Library, University Professor Chantal Cutajar,...
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news French Ambassador Mattei to EF on CoE AudioVisual body 2018 Presidency: Culture = Key for Cohesion+
Thursday, 11 January 2018 | ACM
French Ambassador Mattei to EF on CoE AudioVisual body 2018 Presidency: Culture = Key for Cohesion+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- French Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the CoE, Jean-Baptiste Mattei, speaking to "Eurofora" on the occasion of the take-over of the PanEuropean...
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news Plenel to Eurofora on attempts for State/Big Corporation monitoring on Web NewsMedias + Free Speech
Monday, 08 January 2018 | ACM
Plenel to Eurofora on attempts for State/Big Corporation monitoring on Web NewsMedias + Free Speech *Strasbourg/International Kleber Library/Angelo Marcopolo/- Independently of a recent Controversy around "Charlie Hebdo" horrible Massacre by Deadly Islamist Terrorists cowardly Targetting...
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news Macron and Merkel appeal to "EU Citizens"/"Europeans" for a "Crucial" Year 2018+
Monday, 01 January 2018 | ACM
Macron and Merkel appeal to  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- From Both sides of the Rhine river, French and German Leaders, Emmanuel Macron and Angie Merkel, (the Youngest and the most Experienced), joined their forces by...
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news After EU gives +3 Billions € to Turkey, it buys Russian Missiles S400 for 2,5 Billions €...
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 | ACM
After EU gives +3 Billions € to Turkey, it buys Russian Missiles S400 for 2,5 Billions €... *Strasbourg/- Soon after EU's Budget confirmed 3 Billions € per Year in full Grants earmarked for Turkey's Blackmail over Mass Irregular Migrants/Asylum Seekers' Inflow to Europe through...
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news Spain: Catalan People Majority+1st Party=for Unity. Separatism=Minority 47% Down -2MPs but keep Seat
Thursday, 21 December 2017 | ACM
Spain: Catalan People Majority+1st Party=for Unity. Separatism=Minority 47% Down -2MPs but keep Seat   *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- It's not yet sure if CoE's PanEuropean Organisation for Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law will Back, Denounce, or Keep Mum, in front of a so Strange...
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Friday, 15 December 2017 | ACM
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras to EF on Mass Migrants: Apply EU-Turkey Deal = Less Influx+More Returns *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" shortly after an Exceptional Quadrilateral Meeting with German Chancellor Angie Merkel and EU Commission President Jean-Claude...
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Europe brings Development dynamics at Global Crisis' Summit debates

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    Thanks also to EU Parliament Plenary's Strasbourg gathering, EU, during the French EU Presidency, managed to integrate the Development issues at Top Debates on the World Summit against the Economic Crisis  :

    For the 1st time, it's at the same moment with the Wahington G-20 Summit that EU Commissioner Louis Michel co-organizes here with the French EU Presidency parallel mega-events for the "European Development Days", starting from this Week-End and concluding at the eve of a landmark debate in EU Parliament, next Tuesday, on the outcome and follow-up of the Wash.DC Summit.

    EU and its Member Countries are the biggest donor for UNO's Millenium Development goals, with 56%, but the 27 are currently struggling to develop a collective leadership in Economic and social matters, that the 15 of EuroGroup (together with the UK and other countries interested to be usefully associated) are starting to spearhead, after the initial success of the 1st EuroZone Heads of State and Government Summit, of October 12 in Paris, according to a New Repport by MEPs Pervench Beres and Werner Langen on the 10 Years of EuroZone (1999-2009) debated Monday and voted on Tuesday.

    EU, CoE and World personalities will interact here with Heads of State or Government from Tanzania (African Union chair), Burkina Faso (CEDEAO + UEMOA chair), Zimbabwe (MDC chair), Madagascar, Haiti, Mali, Benin, etc, and some 3000 participants from the Economy, Civil Society, Media, Experts, etc, while the City of Strasbourg adds various related Citizen-events.

    Opened by French Secretary of State Alain Joyandet on November 15, and followed by a video-contact with EU Commission President Jose Baroso on the Washington Summit Sunday, the EDD are concluded by Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Monday, while their main concerns cannot be ignored in the Debate that EU Parliament will hold on Tuesday, (followed by a Resolution on Wednesday), jointly on the G-20 Washington Summit and on EU Commission's work program for 2009.

    A practical opportunity for EU to reflect where it's better to spend EU Citizens' money...

    The move is prolonged in several Paris' meetings of EU chair, French President Nicolas Sarkozy with African Heads of State leading regional Organizations, as from Tanzania (A.U. Chair), Burkina Faso (chair of Economic African organizations), Togo, etc, (in parallel with a Ministerial EU - African Union conference in Ethiopia, followed by a visit to Tchad), logically concluded by a meeting with Robert Zoellic President of the World Bank.

    Many have already warned that an eventual aggravation of Development's Gap accross the World might become much more dangerous to Global Economy, Security, Values and Quality of Life, than Global Warming and/or other, even more serious challenges...

    Will they find an innovative and voluntarist way to really deal with the Development Gap, which might also contribute to help face the Economic Crisis ?

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