Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Solana's sea wars continued?

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Remember Solana sending war ships to Canada in the fishery wars? (link)
And: It was seven months ago that Javier Solana, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, warned about the risks to international stability from the intensifying competition among countries in the Arctic region....it look as if the race about the Northpole has begun:
Both news from same day showing the bidding for Island (in exchange for gaining access to the North pole):

"EU Commissioner: Iceland Could Gain Quick EU Entry

Iceland could get on the fast track to EU membership if it so desires, EU Enlargment Commissioner Olli Rehn said Monday. Iceland is considering joining the bloc to shore up its battered economy"
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3728921,00.htm

"Iceland close to rescue deal with IMF, Nordic neighbors and Russia. The International Monetary Fund and a group of Nordic countries plus Russia are poised to announce a $6 billion rescue plan for Iceland, which saw its financial system collapse early this month in the global credit crisis"

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/10/20/business/imf.php

Council Secretary General / High Representative:
Climate change and international securityPdf (2008, 3 March)

stay tuned!
farmer

6 comments:

paul said...

Yet, miraculously, virtually no one in the U.S. would recognize the name Javier Solana to this day.
It's a conscious media blackout.

Anonymous said...

Insightful, Farmer.

nony

maryanne said...

Very informative Farmer! I am a little confused about one thing though. According to Holly Peter's blog, iceland is already and associate member of the EU. If Iceland becomes a member of the EU , does that change the number of the WEU 10 nation states to 11? http://www.fulfilledprophecy.com/page/the-10-nations/
Thanks for all you do to help us understand what's going on in Europe.

björn (farmer) said...

Hi Paul, Nony and Maryanne thanks for commenting! Maryanne - WEU is not same as EU - WEU is an independent (defence) organisation with 10 full members and an own rotation system of half-year presidency under GS Solana, where Island has only Associate-Status see: http://www.weu.int/ . Island also part of Schengen is not member of EU (with now 27 members). There is talk in the EU to have all members full WEU-Status, but then again...this is what they talk since more than 10 years now...So far they stay 10 Kings under one. Björn

Rudi said...

Bjorn-
I would love to read here a summary
of what you present at the IALIC conference! How awesome God has given you this opportunity. You are always in my prayers. -Rudi

björn (farmer) said...

dear Rudi, thanks for your prayers - definitly more then needed! I will try to make an article about it, but please have patience with me, I even could not deliver my last speech/presentation from IALIC 2007 conference yet in written form...but still plan to. The great thing with it is, that here are secular people having an open ear for these things! Björn