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news Globaly Growing on-line Cyber-Attacks on Media and Journalists, reach also Eurofora
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | ACM
Globaly Growing on-line Cyber-Attacks on Media and Journalists, reach also Eurofora *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While PanEuropean CoE prepares a Landmark International Conference on its "Cyber-Crime" Convention of Budapest, later this Autumn, between the Estonian and...
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news Less than 5% of New Irregular Migrants "Returned" to Turkey via Costly EU Deal Latest Figures reveal
Thursday, 18 August 2016 | ACM
Less than 5% of New Irregular Migrants  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- According to the Latest Official Press Anouncements, only 14 Irregular Migrants were Returned Back to Turkey, at the Same Time that More than ...278 New Arrivals of...
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news Crimea clash : GeoPolitical Conflict movers stage Islamic Extremism Terror attempts as Cover-up ?!
Friday, 12 August 2016 | ACM
Crimea clash : GeoPolitical Conflict movers stage Islamic Extremism Terror attempts as Cover-up ?! *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While a sober Statement by the Only European Organisation where Both Russia and Ukraine are Members : Strasbourg's CoE, (currently Chaired by Estonia), limited...
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news London Police Absent at Tourist Hotspot Mass Stabbing => 1 Woman Killed +6 Wounded by Muslim Somali
Thursday, 04 August 2016 | ACM
London Police Absent at Tourist Hotspot Mass Stabbing => 1 Woman Killed +6 Wounded by Muslim Somali *Strasbourg/(UpDated)/- 'Londonistan"s (as USA famous News aggregator "Drudge report" notoriously nicknamed it recently: See Infra) New Mayor, Sadiq Khan, was reportedly Holidaying...
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news German "Die Welt" adopts Eurofora view on UnPopular+Useless Turkey Migrants Deal after Ankara Threat
Monday, 01 August 2016 | ACM
German *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- One among the most Important, mainstream German Medias, "Die Welt" ("The World"), a Leading Member of the EU Media Alliance "ALENA", has...
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news Priest Murder in Church by Islamic Terror: New Security Measures were just Taken=> Attack Foreseen ?
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 | ACM
Priest Murder in Church by Islamic Terror: New Security Measures were just Taken=> Attack Foreseen ? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Unprecedented, cold-blood Murder of a Christian Priest inside a Church in France, at an Islamic Terrorist Attack during Mass, which took also 5 Hostages, Wounding...
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news Topical aspects of CoE's 22 July 2016 "No Hate" Web Event : Terror versus Humanity, and Europeans
Friday, 22 July 2016 | ACM
Topical aspects of CoE's 22 July 2016 *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- "Eurofora"'s Viewpoint on the Most Topical aspects of CoE's 22 July 2016 "No Hate" PanEuropean Web Event, at the 5th Anniversary of the...
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news After Islamic Terror in France, Turks crash Secular Coup, Lynch/Oppress Rebels,Judges,Teachers,Press
Saturday, 16 July 2016 | ACM
After Islamic Terror in France, Turks crash Secular Coup, Lynch/Oppress Rebels,Judges,Teachers,Press *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(UpDated)/- Immediately after French President Hollande denounced "Islamic Terrorism"'s "Threats", facing the Massacre of 84 Civilian People at...
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news Hollande:"Islamic Terrorism Threatens France".MEP: Truck Massacre at Nice had Precedents -incl. May!
Friday, 15 July 2016 | ACM
Hollande: *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/(UpDated)/- Contrary to claims of being a "New" Modus Operanti for Killing People, in fact, the Cowardish Truck Massacre of 84 Civilians (Women+Children...
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news Sarkozy: Europeans United by Culture,Civilisation+Geography. Division may Destroy EU Civilisation ?
Saturday, 09 July 2016 | ACM
Sarkozy: Europeans United by Culture,Civilisation+Geography. Division may Destroy EU Civilisation ? *Brumath/Angelo Marcopolo/- In Statements made shortly after "BREXIT", near Strasbourg's EU/CoE Institutions' Headquarters, Experienced former French President, and currently New...
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news EUCommissioners Mogherini+Bulc Debate in EUParliament China Strategy + Personal Data flows : "G-3" ?
Thursday, 07 July 2016 | ACM
EUCommissioners Mogherini+Bulc Debate in EUParliament China Strategy + Personal Data flows : *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking in EU Parliament in Strasbourg at the Eve of the Annual 2016 EU - China Summit, Next Week at Beijing (12-13 July), EU Commissioners Federica Mogherini,...
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news EUParliament Votes EU External Border-Guard:+Towards Endorsing Greece Neighbouring Countries Checks?
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 | ACM
EUParliament Votes EU External Border-Guard:+Towards Endorsing Greece Neighbouring Countries Checks? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A First EU Parliament's Step towards fully Legitimising a similar kind of reaction as that of Greece's Neighbouring Countries at the Western Balkan Routes, who...
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news EUParliament on ISIL Terrorist Attacks v. Civilians in Iraq, Turkey, Yemen +Bangladesh: Global Fight
Monday, 04 July 2016 | ACM
EUParliament on ISIL Terrorist Attacks v. Civilians in Iraq, Turkey, Yemen +Bangladesh: Global Fight *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While Chilcot Iraq War Inquiry, mainly on Controversial former PM Blair's role back on 2003, is due to Publish its Long-Awaited Results later this Week, EU...
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news Australia Election: Enigma or New Popular Values Trend emerging with Majority of Votes to the Right?
Sunday, 03 July 2016 | ACM
Australia Election: Enigma or New Popular Values Trend emerging with Majority of Votes to the Right? *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Australia, (whose MPs' Delegation has a Special Status to CoE's Assembly in Strasbourg), seems to advance, recently, towards more and more "Strange"...
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news Controversial EU push on Turkey "Accession" (sic) Risks Boosting BREXIT Supporters' Will at the UK+
Saturday, 02 July 2016 | ACM
Controversial EU push on Turkey * An Exceptionaly Big Number of British People (see f.ex. Infra) strongly commented the Fact that, as UK Media observed just a few Days after the "BREXIT" Referendum Earthquake, Some inside...
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news Brussels : UK Packing up, Turkey Parking in ?
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | ACM
Brussels : UK Packing up, Turkey Parking in ? *Brussels/EU Council/Angelo Marcopolo/- The "Summum", or Worst of Blunders, as Experienced French Top Politician Nicolas Sarkozy recently named it, i.e. the Ousting of the UK from the EU,...
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news Incoming EU President Slovak Prime Minister Fico to EF: EU Migration Policy might Provoke BREXITs ?
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | ACM
Incoming EU President Slovak Prime Minister Fico to EF: EU Migration Policy might Provoke BREXITs ? *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Incoming EU President for the Period of July-December 2016, Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, (an Atypical Socialist, known for his Strong and...
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news Merkel Looking Straight Ahead (After BREXIT)
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | ACM
Merkel Looking Straight Ahead (After BREXIT) *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/-  A very Decisive-looking, but also Diplomatically "Soft" - kind of "Iron Fist in a Silk Glove" -  German Chancelor Angie Merkel, advised a...
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news French President Hollande to EF+: Yes on Franco-German Move After BREXIT
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | ACM
French President Hollande to EF+: Yes on Franco-German Move After BREXIT *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Questioned by "Eurofora" at the Conclusion of a Press Conference in Brussels, if he Believed that the Time had come for the Franco-German engin of...
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news BREXIT Protagonist EUParliament Group+UKIP Chief Farage to EF: will Boost also Other Popular Issues?
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | ACM
BREXIT Protagonist EUParliament Group+UKIP Chief Farage to EF: will Boost also Other Popular Issues? *Brussels/EU Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- Before being Surrounded by a Storm of Other Journalists, in EU Summit's main Press Room, the Historic Protagonist of Controversial "BREXIT",...
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news EPP Secretary General MEP Lopez-Isturez (Spain) to EF on After BREXIT Europe:Act with Calm+Certainty
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | ACM
EPP Secretary General MEP Lopez-Isturez (Spain) to EF on After BREXIT Europe:Act with Calm+Certainty *Brussels/EPP Summit/Angelo Marscopolo/- From the Winner to the Latest Election in Spain, Rajoy's "Partido Popular", the Experienced Secretary General of the European People's Party...
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news Spanish People Vote Wider Center-Right Majority + Rajoy's ChristianDemocrats/EPP at Higher Top
Sunday, 26 June 2016 | ACM
Spanish People Vote Wider Center-Right Majority +  Rajoy's ChristianDemocrats/EPP at Higher Top *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Only Party which Grows Stronger (+4,32%) and Wins More MPs (+14) in the 2016 Spanish Elections are the ChrristianDemocrats/EPP of Experienced Prime Minister...
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news BREXIT UK Paradox:-"When shall we meet again? In Thunder, Lightning or Rain?" (Macbeth, Shakespeare)
Friday, 24 June 2016 | ACM
BREXIT UK Paradox:-  *Strasbourg/Viewpoint/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Greatest Paradox in Europe's History seems to be the Result of Yesterday's British Referendum to Leave the EU. Not because there would be Nothing...
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news First Official Statements on BREXIT Referendum's Aftermath
Friday, 24 June 2016 | ACM
First Official Statements on BREXIT Referendum's Aftermath *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Both UK, and EU plus CoE Authorities made Today a Series of Official Statements on what should Follow, according to them, the Decision of Great Britain to Leave the...
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news New ChristianDemocrat/EPP President A.Fischer to EF: CoE 1/2017 RDV v.Threat to Democracy in Turkey
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | ACM
New ChristianDemocrat/EPP President A.Fischer to EF: CoE 1/2017 RDV v.Threat to Democracy in Turkey  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- An Exceptional Row on if,  and when, Turkey should go Back to be submitted to a CoE's "Monitoring" process, (a Move with Key Effects on any EU...
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news Greek Prime Minister A.Tsipras: Economic, Migrants, Security Crisis +BREXIT ask EU Foundation Values
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | ACM
Greek Prime Minister A.Tsipras: Economic, Migrants, Security Crisis +BREXIT ask EU Foundation Values *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking, at the Eve of a Crucial for the EU British Referendum, to Strasbourg Journalists, including "Eurofora", just before addressing CoE's...
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news CoE asks to Review EU-Turkey Deal on Refugees/Migrants, as Syrian Kurds offer an Alternative (+INTW)
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | ACM
CoE asks to Review EU-Turkey Deal on Refugees/Migrants, as Syrian Kurds offer an Alternative (+INTW) *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Strong Majority in CoE's PanEuropean Assembly Voted Today a Crucial Amendment calling to "Review" the Controversial EU - Turkey Deal on...
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news New PACE President Agramunt on Ukraine-Russia Crisis developments: "Diplomacy can ReSolve Problems"!
Monday, 20 June 2016 | ACM
New PACE President Agramunt on Ukraine-Russia Crisis developments: *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- The recent Release of Ms Nadiya Savchenko (-an Ukranian Pilot accused for complicity to the Killing of 2 Russian Journalists), as well as of anOther 2 Ukranians...
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news SemiOccupied Cyprus' MEPs join PACE President Agramunt-launched "NoHateNoFear" move v. Terrorism
Monday, 20 June 2016 | ACM
SemiOccupied Cyprus' MEPs join PACE President Agramunt-launched *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- All MEPs of Cyprus, the Only EU + €uro Member Country to remain still Semi-Occupied by a Foreign Military : that of controversial Turkey, were Among the First to...
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news CoE Head Jagland to EF on Data Protection Review: Balance with Security = Difficult, but Possible
Friday, 17 June 2016 | ACM
CoE Head Jagland to EF on Data Protection Review: Balance with Security = Difficult, but Possible *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's Secretary General, Thornbjorn Jagland, an Experienced former Prime Minister of Norway and President of the NOBEL Peace Prize Committee, Speaking to...
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news CoE Bank Governor Wenzel to EF: Enough Funds for our Tasks on Refugees Integration +Fight v. Poverty
Friday, 17 June 2016 | ACM
CoE Bank Governor Wenzel to EF: Enough Funds for our Tasks on Refugees Integration +Fight v. Poverty *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean CoE's Development Bank's Governor, Rolf Wenzel, Speaking to "Eurofora", found that there is "No Scarcity of Funds", on...
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news Strasbourg EuroMetropole Chief Herman to EF on Transports at Franco-German borders: Unique Potential
Thursday, 16 June 2016 | ACM
Strasbourg EuroMetropole Chief Herman to EF on Transports at Franco-German borders: Unique Potential  *Strasbourg/MAMCS/Angelo Marcopolo/- Invited by the Press Club to Highlight "Transport" Policy perspectives, the President of the "EuroMetropole" of Strasbourg and its...
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news ECHR ruling on Rape can boost Enquiry on many Mob Attacks v. even Minors Girls 14yo in Germany, UK,+
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | ACM
ECHR ruling on Rape can boost Enquiry on many Mob Attacks v. even Minors Girls 14yo in Germany, UK,+ *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- While most of the unprecedented Horrible Massive and Brutal Mob Sexual Attacks against defenseless Women at Cologne and Other Cities in Germany and several EU Countries...
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news OSCE High Commissioner Thors to EF on Terrorist Hits in US+France: Some try to Break Social Cohesion
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | ACM
OSCE High Commissioner Thors to EF on Terrorist Hits in US+France: Some try to Break Social Cohesion    *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" after her Keynote Adress to CoE's PanEuropean Conference on Human Rights in Culturally Diverse Societies, OSCE's High...
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news CoE President-in-office Estonian Ambassador Kivi to Eurofora on Migrants, Children + Internet issues
Monday, 13 June 2016 | ACM
CoE President-in-office Estonian Ambassador Kivi to Eurofora on Migrants, Children + Internet issues *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean CoE's Committee of Ministers' President in office for the period of May - November 2015, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Estonia, Katrin...
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news EU FRA Head for Citizens Rights Dimitrakopoulos to EF on Web Providers Deal v.Violent or"Hate"Speech
Monday, 13 June 2016 | ACM
EU FRA Head for Citizens Rights Dimitrakopoulos to EF on Web Providers Deal v.Violent or *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Fundamental Rights Agency's (FRA) Head on Equality and Citizens' Rights, Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos from Greece, speaking to "Eurofora" after his...
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news CoE slams Turkey for persistent Failure to apply ECHR Judgements on Cyprus' Missing +Displaced People
Thursday, 09 June 2016 | ACM
CoE slams Turkey for persistent Failure to apply ECHR Judgements on Cyprus' Missing +Displaced People  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's Highest body, that of its 47 Member States-strong Committee of Minsiters, slamed Turkey for its persistent Failure to apply a series of ECHR Judgements on...
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news EU Parliament: For Autonomous Space High-Tech, but with Less Funds than for Turkey ?
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 | ACM
EU Parliament: For Autonomous Space High-Tech, but with Less Funds than for Turkey ?  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- An EU Parliament's Plenary Debate, Oral Question, Report and Resolution backed by a Large Majority, together with EU Commission's Statements, as well as a ...
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news EU Parliament: Georgia President Margvelashvili on Visa-Free: -"We are Europeans by our Culture !"
Monday, 06 June 2016 | ACM
EU Parliament: Georgia President Margvelashvili on Visa-Free: - *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- As it results from EU Parliament's Foreign Affairs' Committee debate with the Georgian President Giorgi Margelashvili, this Monday Evening in Strasbourg,...
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news CoE Anti-Terrorism Director Koedjikov to Eurofora on Handbook + Religion v. Radicalisation in Prison
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | ACM
CoE Anti-Terrorism Director Koedjikov to Eurofora on Handbook + Religion v. Radicalisation in Prison     *Strasbourg./CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-  CoE's Director on Action against Terrorism, including via the Internet, Ivan Koedjikov, speaking to "Eurofora", confirmed that the PanEuropean...
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news CoE AntiTorture Watchdog CPT Member Prof. Kalmthout to Eurofora on New Issues: People in Social Care
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | ACM
CoE AntiTorture Watchdog CPT Member Prof. Kalmthout to Eurofora on New Issues: People in Social Care *Strasbourg./CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-  Experienced, Long-Time Member of CoE's Anti-Torture Watchdog "CPT", (i.e. the PanEuropean Committee to Prevent Torture"), Anton Van Kalmthout,...
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news European Bishops' Head Mgr da Cunha to EF on Cooperation with CoE in BioEthics a.o. Topical Issues
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | ACM
European Bishops' Head Mgr da Cunha to EF on Cooperation with CoE in BioEthics a.o. Topical Issues *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- BioEthics, as well as other adequate Topical Issues interesting Citizens, should be at the Focus of Future Cooperation between Christians' representatives and...
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news Pope to CoE Religious Officials v. Prisons Radicalisation:Uphold Human Dignity+Transform Hearts+Bars
Monday, 30 May 2016 | ACM
Pope to CoE Religious Officials v. Prisons Radicalisation:Uphold Human Dignity+Transform Hearts+Bars *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- European Christian Leaders and Experts from various confessions, joined by a Group of Muslim representatives, started with a message from Pope Francis, on...
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news ECHR checks Choice of EUParliament MEPs: ByElection Unnecessary if Big Cost+Abstention+Short Mandate
Thursday, 26 May 2016 | ACM
ECHR checks Choice of EUParliament MEPs: ByElection Unnecessary if Big Cost+Abstention+Short Mandate *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The PanEuropean Court of Human Rights, (part of the Strasbourg-based, 47 Member States strong CoE), confirmed its Legal Competence to Judge MEPs' Elections to EU...
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news Strasbourg MP Election (last before 2017 Presidential): No Debate ? Right has Pol. Reserves, Left No
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | ACM
Strasbourg MP Election (last before 2017 Presidential): No Debate ? Right has Pol. Reserves, Left No *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite the big Symbolic Interest of the Last Election to the French National Assembly before the Crucial 2017 Presidential Elections, in a "European Capital"...
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news Cyprus' Election Boosts Conservatives, while also Welcoming New Parties + Citizens' movements
Sunday, 22 May 2016 | ACM
Cyprus' Election Boosts Conservatives, while also Welcoming New Parties + Citizens' movements  *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The Governing in Cyprus Center-Right, ChristianDemocrat/EPP Party "DISY", (of President Nicos Anastasiades), not only came anew First in the Parliamentary...
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news Sarkozy slams controversial EU-Turkey Deal on "Visa Free" for 80 Millions Turks to enter Europe soon
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | ACM
Sarkozy slams controversial EU-Turkey Deal on *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking after a very Critical EU Parliament's Debate last week in Strasbourg, and just a few Days before Key Contacts at an International Summit in Istanbul...
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news EU Parliament Rejects calls to Block China Market status + Asks Trade Defence Tools also on Others
Thursday, 12 May 2016 | ACM
EU Parliament Rejects calls to Block China Market status + Asks Trade Defence Tools also on Others *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- By Rejecting Today 3 Amendements which had attempted to Exclude any Recognition of Market Economy status to China, EU Parliament prefered, rather, to Focus on asking to...
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news EU Science Commissioner Moedas to Eurofora on EU-China Research events + 1st EU Universities Campus
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 | ACM
EU Science Commissioner Moedas to Eurofora on EU-China Research events + 1st EU Universities Campus *Strasbourg/University Palace/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU - China Cooperation in Scientific Research is a "very Interesting" recent Development, and it can be "Facilitated", in this and...
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news After Erdogan No to Conditions to UnPopular EU-Turkey Deal's VISA-Free for 80 Million Turks: Useless
Sunday, 08 May 2016 | ACM
After Erdogan No to Conditions to UnPopular EU-Turkey Deal's VISA-Free for 80 Million Turks: Useless *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Shortly before EU Parliament's LIBE Committee and/or Plenary checks, Next Week in Strasbourg, a Controversial EU - Turkey Deal, and mainly the UnPopular VISA-Free...
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news French JHA Minister Cazeneuve: Preventing Terrorist Attacks with Franco-German Cooperation+EU Values
Friday, 29 April 2016 | ACM
French JHA Minister Cazeneuve: Preventing Terrorist Attacks with Franco-German Cooperation+EU Values *Strasbourg/ Prefectoral Palace + Europa Bridge + CCP (Kehl) /Angelo Marcopolo/- Amidst a spectacular Series of visits to various Joint Franco-German Security Tools protecting Strasbourg area, (from...
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news French Ambassador to the CoE, Caballero, to Eurofora on Ukraine + Russia, after CoE Assembly Debate
Thursday, 28 April 2016 | ACM
French Ambassador to the CoE, Caballero, to Eurofora on Ukraine + Russia, after CoE Assembly Debate *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- French Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the CoE, Jocelyne Caballero, (who has already served in Canada, Germany, at the EU in Brussels, in Africa, and at...
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news Austrian People Vote 66% for the Right, 32% for the Left, in crucial Presidential Election
Sunday, 24 April 2016 | ACM
Austrian People Vote 66% for the Right, 32% for the Left, in crucial Presidential Election *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In a Surprise move, which Belied all Polls, a crystal-clear 2/3 Majority of Austrian People Voted for the Right side of the Political Spectrum in the 1st Round of a...
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news CoE Rapporteur on Forced Migration by Environmental Incidents, Bies, to Eurofora: Race against Time
Friday, 22 April 2016 | ACM
CoE Rapporteur on Forced Migration by Environmental Incidents, Bies, to Eurofora: Race against Time *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-Speaking to "Eurofora" just after the Debate and Adoption, by CoE's PanEuropean Assembly, of his Report on "New Challenges" about...
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news CoE Rapporteur on Brussels Attacks Zingeris to EF: For better Democratic Security, without Ghettos+
Thursday, 21 April 2016 | ACM
CoE Rapporteur on Brussels Attacks Zingeris to EF: For better Democratic Security, without Ghettos+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" after an "Urgent" PanEuropean Debate and Vote of a Resolution on the "Brussels' Attacks" by Deadly...
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news Georgia Prime Minister Kvirikashvili sources to EF: AGRI oil/gas Project Left Open for the Future ?
Thursday, 21 April 2016 | ACM
Georgia Prime Minister Kvirikashvili sources to EF: AGRI oil/gas Project Left Open for the Future ? *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- New Georgian Prime Minister Georgi Kvirikashvili, despite a relevant overall Economic Strategy and his personal Experience as former Economy Minister, with...
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news CoE : Turkey is Not a Safe Country, for any Refugees !
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 | ACM
CoE : Turkey is Not a Safe Country, for any Refugees !  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- CoE's PanEuropean Organisation for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, strongly stressed Today that Turkey is Not a "Safe" Country,...
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news Spanish Foreign Minister Garcia-Margallo to Eurofora on EU Border Deal with Morocco on Migrants+
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 | ACM
Spanish Foreign Minister Garcia-Margallo to Eurofora on EU Border Deal with Morocco on Migrants+ *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Speaking to "Eurofora" after Adressing PanEuropean CoE's Assembly just before it starts debating and Voting about the controversial EU-Ankara Deal on...
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news Austrian President Fischer to EF+MEPs on EU - Russia relations : Ready to help find Solutions
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 | ACM
Austrian President Fischer to EF+MEPs on EU - Russia relations : Ready to help find Solutions *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- Experienced, twice Elected President of Austria, Heinz Fischer, Replying to a Question by "Eurofora" at the CoE, shortly after an Official Visit to...
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news Juncker to Eurofora on Spain-Morocco EU Borders Deal, before CoE Vote on EU-Turkey Migrants deal
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | ACM
Juncker to Eurofora on Spain-Morocco EU Borders Deal, before CoE Vote on EU-Turkey Migrants deal  *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- EU Commission's President, experienced former long-time Prime Minister of Luxembourg and €uroGroup Chairman, Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking to...
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news PACE Report+Vote on EU-Turkey Deal brings Juncker+Davutoglu+Austria President+Spain's MFA+Georgia PM
Monday, 18 April 2016 | ACM
PACE Report+Vote on EU-Turkey Deal brings Juncker+Davutoglu+Austria President+Spain's MFA+Georgia PM   *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- A last-minute endorsed Decision for a Report and a Vote on the controversial EU - Turkey Deal on Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants, taken earliedr...
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news Nobel Prize Karplus to Eurofora on his CoE Photo Exhibition: Save the Memory of what may Disappear
Friday, 15 April 2016 | ACM
Nobel Prize Karplus to Eurofora on his CoE Photo Exhibition: Save the Memory of what may Disappear *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- In an Exclusive Interview to "Eurofora" at the CoE in advance of the official Inauguration by the Austrian President Heinz Fischer on the 60th...
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news EUParliament Drops Accession word for Turkey +Slams Casus Beli at Aegean Sea +Asks Arm Traffic Probe
Thursday, 14 April 2016 | ACM
EUParliament Drops Accession word for Turkey +Slams Casus Beli at Aegean Sea +Asks Arm Traffic Probe *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- By adopting a series of Last Minute Amendments, with a Strong Majority, EU Parliament Droped twice the "Accession" Wording for Turkey, at key issues, and...
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news Strasbourg Region Head Richert+Economy Minister Macron to EF+o.Media: Broadband = Human Productivity
Monday, 11 April 2016 | ACM
Strasbourg Region Head Richert+Economy Minister Macron to EF+o.Media: Broadband = Human Productivity *Strasbourg/Big East Region HeadQuarters/Angelo Marcopolo/- Live at superb Natural Landscapes in the French part of EU's Franco-German Core, with High Speed Internet, and near EU Parliament...
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news After German Regional Elections: Merkel can be Wiser than some think..
Monday, 14 March 2016 | ACM
After German Regional Elections: Merkel can be Wiser than some think.. *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The latest Results in 3 Strategic German Länder, key for next year's (2017) National Elections, (which will follow in Berlin shortly after Paris' own...
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news EPP Head Daul urges EU External Borders Control. Otherwise EU Hostage to Turkey for Time being
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 | ACM
EPP Head Daul urges EU External Borders Control. Otherwise EU Hostage to Turkey for Time being *Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/-Speaking at a Side Event shortly after EU Parliament's critical Debate this Morning, experienced President of EU ChristianDemocrat/EPP Parties, and former long-time...
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news New Russian Ambassador Soltanovsky to EF on CoE Entry 20th Anniversary: Renew Trust via Culture+?
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 | ACM
New Russian Ambassador Soltanovsky to EF on CoE Entry 20th Anniversary: Renew Trust via Culture+? *Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/-  Can "Dialogue" and "Culture" help restore much needed "Trust" at the PanEuropean area through CoE, as New Russian...
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news 3 Greek Navy Airmen Killed at Aegean Sea Borders to Turkish Smugglers near Apocalypse Writer island
Sunday, 14 February 2016 | ACM
3 Greek Navy Airmen Killed at Aegean Sea Borders to Turkish Smugglers near Apocalypse Writer island *Angelo Marcopolo/- In an Unprecedented move, at the precise moment that EU strives to use NATO in facing Massive Asylum Seekers/irregular Immigrant "Tsunami" from Turkey, 3 Greek Navy...
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news A la Chine de Mao (Hunan: Grande Marche,Revo-Cult) Montagnes en perspective: Nouvel an chinois+ G20
Sunday, 07 February 2016 | ACM
A la Chine de Mao (Hunan: Grande Marche,Revo-Cult) Montagnes en perspective: Nouvel an chinois+ G20 *Chine/Hunan/Eugenie Marcopolo (reporting from the spot)/Angelo Marcopolo (editing)/- "Eurofora" a laissé ce matin la Megalopole de Shanghai, où il se trouvait pour (entre autres ) suivre...
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news The 2nd Strasbourg EU Parliament-France-Germany Summit is...99% Contrary to the 1st ?
Sunday, 07 February 2016 | ACM
The 2nd Strasbourg EU Parliament-France-Germany Summit is...99% Contrary to the 1st ? *Strasbourg/France-Germany-EU Parliament Summit/Angelo Marcopolo/- The most Important Surprise from this 2nd Trilateral unofficial Summit between France, Germany and EU Parliament, bringing Together...
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news EU Chair Dutch Foreign Minister Koenders to Eurofora: For Cyprus issue solution based on EU Values
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 | ACM
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CoE Local/Regional Democracy Watchdog's Chief Frecon to Eurofora on Ukraine Summit: Boost Dialogue !

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean CoE's Watchdog on Local/Regional Democracy's President, experienced Senator Jean-Claude Frecon, from the Governing Socialist Party in France, speaking to "EuroFora" on the forthcoming Local/Regional Elections in Ukraine on October 2015, which are expected to be Crucial for the Peace process according to the Minsk Agreements, that a Quadrilateral Summit between the Leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine are due to thoroughly Examine in a Summit in Paris on Friday, endorsed the view that, if a Postponement of those Elections in the Autonomist Regions of Donetsk/Luhansk might Help to Start and Develop a real Dialogue between all sides involoved, on the concrete details of the Future Political Solution to the Conflict, then, that Proposal of Compromise reportedly made Recently by Representatives of those areas, might, indeed, become Helpful.

 


    => In fact, what is Essential to try to obtain in the forthcoming Summit for Ukraine, is to Boost a Dialogue among all sides involved, according to the Minsk Agreements, on the main oustanding issues, particularly concerning the imminent Local/Regional Elections, the Status of the DeCentralisation in the Donetsk/Luhansk Regions held by Autonomists, etc, he stressed to Reply to an "Eurofora" Question in Conclusion, (See Infra).

      - "We (CLRAE) have already said that a kind of (Local/regional) Autonomy for those areas could be a Good Solution, in Ukraine as elsewhere, but, naturally, in the Framework of the Country's Territorial Integrity", President Frecon stressed from the Outset, as a matter of Principle.


    -"This was inscribed (recently) in the Ukranian Legislation, even if some sectors of the Extreme Right, don't like it at all". CLRAE's Head observed, concerning some Troubles reportedly provoked after the Vote of a relevant Draft Law by the Ukranian Parliament, at a 1st Lecture, that President Poroshenko has strongly Condemned.  


    - "But what do they want, in fact : Return Back to the War ?", Jean-Claude Frecon wondered, reminding the Tragic Deadly and Destructive Ukranian Conflict which has stroke since February 2014 that formerly Peaceful European Country, provoking, according to Figures published at the Beginning of September 2015 by UNO's High Commissioner on Human Rights, at nearby Geneva, More than 8.000 Dead, and 17.810 Wounded Victims, many among them being simple Civilian People.


    - "In order to Avoid War, trying to Help People Live Together, and start some Dialogue between them, Hoping that this Dialogue will be Conclusive" for the completion of a Political Solution, "it's simply Better to tell them (i.e. to the Donetsk/Luhansk Autonomists) that you Remain inside the Ukranian Country, but we  (Kiev's Central Government) give you some Autonomy", he resumed in substance.


    - At any case, "we, neither inside the CLRAE, nor in the Entire CoE, we are Not in favor of saying that, Today we have 47 Member Countries, but in the Future we might have, perhaps more than 50 or even 100 ! No, we (CoE) are Not at all for such a thing", he clearly underlined, adiopting a Critical stance vis a vis Various  recent Trends, mutatis-mutandis, also in some Other European Countries, such as, f.ex. in UK's Scotland, Spain's Catalognia, etc., where Popular Referendums for Independence, or not, have been notoriously asked and voted, (however without obtaining yet any Majority of Votes in Neither among them)..


    - Thus, "F.ex., among others, for Catalonia, it was said in substance that you are part of the Country (Spain), but you can Speak the Catalonian Language too". Also in Ukraine, "even if the Ukranian remains the Official Language of the Country, neverteless, in the Regions where the Large Majority of the Population are Russian-Speakers, they are told that they can Continue to use Both Languages, which, by the way, are Not so Differend between them....", he noted.


    >>> Questioned by "EuroFora" about a Recent Proposal of Compromise, reportedly made earlier this Month, by Representatives of the Donetsk/Luhansk Autonomists, to eventualy Postpone for later-on, (f.ex. for February 2016), the Local/Regional Elections due to be held in that area, as also throughout the rest of Ukraine on October 2015, but apparently strongly Contested by Kiev's Central Government, which claims that the Conditions required for such an Election would Not yet exist, or not entirely fulfilled in the pro-Autonomists' areas, CLRAE's Head appeared quite Positive, but under one Key Condition ;


    >>> - "If we can Hope that a certain Dialogue could be established, then, we have to Try that !", PanEuropean CoE's Watchdog for Local/Regional Democracy's experienced Head clearly advised, in reply to the above-mentioned "EuroFora"s Question.


      - "F.ex., if they tell us that we need some Weeks or Months more, in order to hold a Dialogue, then, I think, that Naturally, this should be accepted", he resumed.


     - "But we don't know yet" if it will work, or not. "So, what I'm advising, in substance, is, despite everything, to put, at least, a little of water in the wine", (typical French expression calling for Moderation),  "Even if we didn't obtain something very Big" (in the key promise for a process of DeCentralisation of Power, in exchange of some other concessions from the Autonomists), "at least, we obtained Some Concessions". And, in general, in this as also in Other cases, "you never know if, what Exists Today, might Not Remain for Ever", he Warned all involved.


    + Meanwhile, "the CLRAE, which will hold its Next Plenary Session" in Strasbourg "in 3 Weeks" Time,is due to "Send a Team of about 30 Observers" for the forthcoming Local/Regional Elections in Ukraine, "and there are 10 People more, comming from the (CoE's) Parliamentary Assembly, who Asked to come Together with us", anounced to "EuroFora" the President of the PanEuropean Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (CLRAE). "Because we have a crystal-clear legal Mandate for that", he concluded.


    => Finally, expressing the Wish of PanEuropean CoE's Competent body for Local/Regional DeCentralisation and Democracy, from the forthcoming Quadrilateral Summit on Ukraine, scheduled for Friday, President Frecon stressed that, - "What We (CLRAE) want, First of all, is that they all Sit around the Same Table" for Peace Talks, as he pointed out.


    - "So, at least the Russians and the current Ukranians Government should be there", together with France and Germany. And he acknowledged that, according to the Minsk Agreements, a "Dialogue" on  certain Crucial Key points, must include also Representatives of all sides, i.e. also or the Donetsk/Luhansk areas held by Autonomists, (Comp. Supra).

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    - "Naturally, Yes. But we know that this will be Difficult. That's why, even if we might not obtain, right from the Start, a Full Negotiation, but, at least, a kind of Partial Negotiation, then, it could be OK for us", i.e. for the PanEuropean Organisation of Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, i.e. the CoE, President Jean-Claude Frecon concluded in fine, as thing stand Today.

 

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EU Vote : Strasbourg's Daul wins 3 landslides, guiding EPP in larger than expected European victory

Written by ACM
Sunday, 07 June 2009

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Guiding the largest Group of MEPs to a bigger than expected pan-European victory over exhausted or fragmented competitors, overcoming even the results of a scheduled split, and winning brillant scores at his home town : Strasbourg, region : Alsace, and country : France, Joseph Daul, the President of the European People's Party EPP/ChristianDemocrats, succeeded also to be both present in Brussels and Strasbourg at the same time, thanks to a duplex connexion...

Daul's EPP list got some 28%, clearly distancing PS' 23% in Strasbourg, despite a recently elected Socialist Mayor. More than 29%, compared to PS' less than 17%, in his Constituency : East. Some 33%, (i.e. almost double than "Greens"' 17% who follow), in his Region, Alsace. And his National Party : UMP clearly won in France with 28%, the PS following with only 16%, (equal to "Greens")..

More important, Daul's EPP Group inside EU Parliament, with some 265 MEPs kept a solid 1st place, much Higher than all other Groups, and even augmented its lead over Socialists, who lose many MEPs, falling down to some 160 MEPs only. Thus, he managed to succesfully overcome a scheduled split by British Conservatives and a few others who were added to various Independents at his right : About 90 MEPS searching an attachment. Most of them have already said that they would often vote together, according to selective agreements with the EPP Group.

In fact, it's Daul Group's Solidity, added to EPP candidate MEPs' gains in several EU Countries, which makes of the EPP a kind of "Center of Gravity" in the new EU Parliament (2009-2014), around which, various, more or less close circles of much smaller Groups can float, according to punctual or structural deals.

Many variations become, thus, possible : After losing more than 100 MEPs EU-wide, Socialists, with only 160 MEPs, cannot rely on a tiny (+6) augmentation of the small "Green" group (with only some 51 MEPs), nor on the diminished, 30 MEPs EuroLeft group, to challenge EU Parliament's powers wihout the EPP. But Liberals, despite losing some -20 MEPs, could, theoretically, add their remaining 80 MEPs to EPP's 265 MEPs or so, to get an absolute Majority. Unless EPP's 265-MEPs strong Group succeeds to attract at least some 70 MEPs from Small Groups as UEN, Ind/Dem and various others or Independents, which total more than 145 MEPs in all, to form another Majority, at the center-right..

Wisely, Daul has resisted to Journalists' questions in Strasbourg on who will be the next EU Parliament's President, (while also avoiding questions on EU Commission before June 7), arguying that "we must first see what the final outcome of the (June 2009) Elections will be".

Speculations focused on a choice between an agreement with Socialist Group's leader, Martin Schultz of Germany for a rotating presidency, as previously, or with Liberal Group's leader, Graham Watson from the UK. But other last-minute possibilities cannot be excluded.

If Cameron, the British Conservative party's leader, hadn't been pushed by some to try to make a small split Group out of the EPP (as in a remote Past), then, his MEPs would be Members of a most influential Group in EU Parliament, close to an Absolute Majority (EPP having, in this case, some 360 MEPs out of a total of 736)..

Schultz's confirmation, earlier to "EuroFora", that the PS would like to keep a "technical agreement" of the past with the EPP, (on a rotating chairmanship), wasn't a surprise. EU sources indicated that for the first 2,5 years, among EPP candidates might be vice-presidents Mario Mauro (Italy) or Poland's Buzek, etc., followed by PS' turn.

Watson is focusing on Political aspects :  Contrary to usual talk, now, (particurly if Lisbon Treaty enters soon into force), "it's not so much who will be the President of EU Commission, (i.e. Baroso or someone else) which matters. Because EU needs Political leadership from EU Council (i.e. National Governments) and/or EU Parliament", he told "EuroFora". 

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(See related Newstories on EU Elections at "EuroFora.net")

EU Commissioners Kuneva, Reding + Orban to "EuroFora" : "Enormous Potential to boom on-line !"

Written by ACM
Thursday, 07 May 2009

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EU has an "enormous Potential" for on-line Media, and EU intends to make it "boom" by "targetting the whole (European) on-line Market, and not just a segment", in order to "sell better for consumers and businesses" by facilitating EU Citizens' access through the promotion of their Rights,  Multi-linguism, etc. including by facing the challenge of Better Networks and Technologic Innovations, replied in substance EU Commissioners Meglena Kuneva, Viviane Reding and Leonard Orban, to "EuroFora"'s questions.

Observing that "some previous attempts to create On-line Media, even in Big EU Countries, did not work enough for the moment, at least not as in the USA" etc., "EuroFora" asked EU Commissioners about their views on the new perspectives opened now, thanks also to "EU efforts to help", "for the developpement of new On-line Media, on the entire EU-level".

-  "The EU On-line Market has an enormous potential, that we don't utilize enough", replied from the outset Reding

- "We (EU) want to bring this Market to a Boom", EU Commissioner on Information Society and Media stressed in her reply to "EuroFora"'s question on the development of new European On-line Media.

F.ex. about 50% of EU households already have a broadmand access, but less than ...7% of them use it to buy on the Internet, so that the current 106 Billion € on-line EU market income, even if huge, in fact doesn't represent but only a small fraction of what is possible in the EU, Reding observed.

"That's why we have to inform both businesses and users", she concluded in reply.

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EU Commissioner for Consumers' protection, Meglena Kuneva, also replied positively to "EuroFora"'s question on the current prospects for the development of On-line Media ;

- "It fits", Because "we (EU) are targetting the whole single on-line market" throughout all Europe. "As you can see, this is in the framework of our efforts : " "Digital Agenda for the entire On-line Market", as it's quite right written on screen".

 - So, "this is, indeed, our purpose  : To sell better to the On-line Market, both for Consumers and for Businesses", EU Commisioner Kuneva concluded in her reply to "EuroFora"'s question.

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Statistics reveal that, until now, the main obstacle was the lack of "Trust" by consumers to trans-border transactions on-line, mainly because they were afraid that the good they bought might not be as shown in the screen, or not delivered at all, as she said earlier. But, even if Kuneva added to "EuroFora" that "we are not targetting one or another segment of the on-line market,...so that she "wouldn't outline just one sector", in fact, this problem should normally not affect the on-line Media : Because there, the "delivery" is made not physically, at a later Date, but immediately on-line. (Fex. simply by opening access to part or all the content of "News", interactive exchanges, etc).

Reding and Kuneva had just presentented in a Press Conference at EU Parliament in Strasbourg the "EYouGuide", a Practical, easy to read and use, EU Guide to Citizens' Rights in order to "Trust" as tranOn-line consumers at the Internet, available both in Leaflets and at : ec.europa.eu/eyouguide

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EU Commissioner for MultiLingualism, Leonard Orban, obviously was also Key-person for another main original characteristic behind "EuroFora" project, and any on-line Media that would target the entire EU, including also interactive content for its Readers with "Forums", etc.: The inevitable use of many Languages at the same time in parallel :

Questioned later by "EuroFora" on that precise point, EU Commissioner Orban said that "the challenge is huge, because EU has 23 official Languages to manage", and already the need for qualified interpretators is felt, particularly in many specialized fields, for qualified persons able to master even a scientific or legal terminology. Paradoxically, there is a problem for English speaking interpretors, but also others, since we face also the Competition of a Global Market, including fex. Afrika, Asia, etc.

- But Orban revealed to "EuroFora" that, recently, he had "brought together Scientists, Researchers, the Industry, Businesses, Experts, Politicians, Administrations, NGOs, etc. in order to find out all together what are the needs and the possibilities for the developpement of efficient New Technologies able to do Automatic Translations", including on-line.

Accurately multiply each sentence's automatic translation in 23 languages, as EU has to do, is obviously an immense task.

-"But we hope to arrive to an acceptable average level, mainly through Innovative technologies and organisation, in the following 5 Years", EU Commissioner Orban concluded to "EuroFora".

"EuroFora"'s members, users and readers would certainly urge EU Commission to try to do even better, and mainly faster, (even if it starts, at the beginning, at least in the main 3 or 5 EU Languages, to be followed later on by all the others). Because the practical needs for an easy, simple and efficient, on-line automatic translation is obviously vital for the free and good communication between EU Citizens, as well as for the development of a common European consciousnes.

EU echoes Sarkozy proposal for a common Economic + Security area for Turkey (+Russia), no accession

Written by ACM
Thursday, 07 May 2009
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    EU Rapporteur on Enlargment Strategy, maistream German MEP Elmar Brok, speaking to "EuroFora", welcomed the proposal made earlier this week by French President Nicolas Sarkozy for the EU to"start Now Talks with Turkey to create a common Economic and Security area", instead of full Accession, at a period when Ankara looks more and more unfit and/or unwilling to respect EU conditions.

    - "For Europe to have strong Political will, it must stop dilutiing itself in an endless Enlargement. It must have borders...Diversities enrich, on the condition that they don't undermine European Cohesion, and don't weaken EU Unity", Sarkozy stressed.
    
    - "Countries like Turkey share a part of common destiny with Europe, with which they have a vocation to build a Privileged Relation, to be closely associated, but not to become Member of the EU"  : "Noone respects his friends by telling them lies. Noone respects his friends by making them promises that will be never kept", he added.

    That's why "we'd better start, from now, negotiating with Turkey to create a common Economic and Security area", Sarkozy proposed.

Significantly, the French President was repeatedly and largely applauded by EU citizens, 3 times, when he made the Turkey point, (strategically placed between Europe's "Political Will" and its cultural heritage, historically open to mutually enriching dialogue with all the World, but never diluted).

    - "We could propose such a great ambition also to Russia, which must not be percieved as an Adversary of Europe, but as a Partner. Thus, we'd create a wide area, of more than 800 Million inhabitants, sharing the same Security, the same Prosperity", he concluded.

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    Sarkozy's move was anounced at the eve of a Franco-German Top meeting with Chancellor Angie Merkel in Berlin on Sunday, to jointly launch the EU Elections campain, after an EU Summit at nearby Prague, to launch a new kind of relations, called "Eastern Partnership", with neighboring countries such as Urkaine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, etc, (to which Russia, reportedly, is not - and does not want to be - included).

    As for Ukraine, which has already expressed her wish to join the EU in future, "Kiev will have a special place, and a very important role to play", replied earlier this week in Strasbourg, to an "EuroFora" question EU Chairman in office , Czech vice-Prime Minister Alexander Vodra.

    - "This direction is more Realistic for Turkey than Accession negotiations", reacted immediately EU Parliament's Rapporteur for Enlargment Strategy, mainstream German MEP Elmar Brok, commenting Sarkozy's idea for "EuroFora"

     Particularly "as far as it concerns the respect of EU Rules by both sides", he added, hinting at Turkey's now obvious inability and/or unwillingness to abide with EU Acquis, EU Commitments (fex. on Cyprus, etc), and European Democracy/Human Rights rules. (Comp. infra).

    Brok added that, in his view, a similar proposal might be made also to Ukraine and other neighbouring Countries, regardless if they have, or not, a "European vocation". This would not necessarily mean that there couldn't be any accession prospects at all." for all the countries that might be included in this area, according to Brok.  But it's preferable, particularly for Turkey, "because it's a more Realistic approach than full Membership".

    On this point, Sarkozy's proposal, (which he'll share with German Chancellor Merkel), seems more crystal-clear.

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    - "Turkey does not fullfil EU Criteria, and will never fullfil EU Criteria" on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law. "Some have been lying to Ankara, but we must tell the Truth, and have honest and close relations with her", said meanwhile to "EuroFora" on the same issue also the President of EU Parliament's largest Group of MEPs (ChristianDemocrats/EPP), Joseph Daul.
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"Hot" Debate at EU Parliament reveals CHANGE of mood towards "Suspension" of EU - Tukey talks.
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    Earlier this week, many MEPs, and even some of those who were previously in favor of Turkey's controversial EU bid, strongly criticized the persistance and even aggravation of serious Human Rights violations in the country, that ECHR continues to "unanimously" condemn ":

      - "After winning a big victory in the latest Local Elections, the pro-Kurdish party DTP almost doubled its Elected Mayors from 52 to 98", but afterwards "more than 400 politicians were thrown to Prison and prosecuted" by the Turkish Authorities, denounced on behalf of the ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group, Belgian MEP Frieda Brepoels.

     At the same time, "more than 1.500 Children are closed in Turkish Prisons", she added. "What will the EU Commission do" against these facts ?

- "Turkey appears to be at greater Distance away from Copenhagen Criteria after 4 Years of accession Negotiations, than when they started !", denounced on behalf of the Liberal Group, German MEP Alexander Lambsdorf.    

"On the central issue of Press Freedom, Critical Journalists face obstacles for their accreditation, others are prosecuted, condemned, fined and/or jailed, Media blocked or closed", he denounced.   

 - "EU Made 2 grave Mistakes with Turkey : To start accession negotiations, and to continue them", despite everything, criticized Dutch MEP Bastian Belder, on behalf of the Ind/Dem group.

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EU's Almunia to EuroFora on Eco Stimulus plans, before London G-Summit : Keep the Rules or Opt-out !

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
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    EU Commissioner on Economy and Finance, Joachin Almunia, replying to 3 "EuroFora" questions in Strasbourg before next week's London Global Summit, made it clear that all EU Member States must, more or less, respect EU Rules on the Monetary Stability Pact when they draft their Economic Stimulus policies, unless they want to "Opt-out" of EuroZone, as the UK has already done...

  Several EU Countries must correct imbalances in rather strict Time deadlines, and this is not an  "impossible task", but "a very possible and attainable task", as Almunia told us. But it's only the UK which could practically ignore EU's calls, "because of the Opt-out they have"....                                                                                                                                           

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       The issue got a larger, EU-wide and even Global Political dimension, one day later at EU Parliament, when USA's new President, Barack Obama's call on Europe to augment Spending against the Economic Crisis at the eve of G-20 Summit, was considered by some EU officials, (as EU chair, Czech Prime Minister Topolanek or EU Commission's President Baroso, etc), as partly deviant to Euro-Zone rules of the EU, whose priority now seems to be a new, multi-polar agreement on the Regulation of World's Financial Markets, to avoid similar abuses and crisis in the Future.  

 Even if he appeared as partly sparing for the moment some of EU's driving forces, as France or the UK, Spain, etc, who got more Time than others, Almunia stressed that, as a matter of principle, all EU Member States should comply with the same rules, applied according to the particular situation of each one of them.


        The results of EU Commission''s check on 5 EU Countries : France, the UK, Spain, Greece, Ireland and Cyprus, gave, at first, an impression to some that a "difference" was made "between EU Countries", as an Italian journalist said.

        F.ex. paradoxically, Greece seems to have, in comparison, some better indicators than other EU Countries checked this week :

    * Deficit in Greece, after reaching 3,7% of GDP in 2007, is estimated at 3,7% in 2008, over 3% in 2009, and exceeding 4% in 2010, according to EU Commission's forecast, (while the Greek Government tabled on just 3,2%). Only Cyprus does better, with a lower deficit than the threshhold of 3%.

    France comes next, whose deficit aims for 2009 and 2010 were revised upwards at 5,6% and 5,2%. In Spain, it's expected to arrive at 6,2% in 2009 and 5,7% in 2010.

    But in the UK, Deficit estimates mount at ..9,5% in 2009/10. In Ireland, the deficit already reached 6,3% in 2008, and is expected to rise up to 11% in 2009, and 13% in 2010 !

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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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