Thursday, February 19, 2009

EU critic Czech parliament approves EU's Lisbon Treaty

EU parliament chief Pöttering calling for calm, picture:

PRAGUE (AFP) — "The European Union's troubled Lisbon reform treaty cleared the lower house of the Czech parliament Wednesday as the first step on its often delayed road to ratification by the nation that now holds the EU presidency...

Czech President Klaus also suggested earlier he would delay ratification for as long as possible, following the example of Polish President Lech Kaczynski who is also reluctant to sign the treaty despite its endorsement by the Polish parliament.The two presidents have said it does not make sense to sign the treaty before a 'yes' vote in Ireland"(Irland had voted NO last year) Link

The Lisbon Treaty will legalize Solanas Power and hand himeven more (for example he will be also second man in the EU Commission then)...

"MEPs have accused Czech president Václav Klaus of arrogance and ignorance following his speech to the European parliament. Addressing MEPs on Thursday, Klaus claimed that the EU was undemocratic and called for a debate over the future of the institutions.

Klaus, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, said there was "a great distance", not only in a geographical sense, between citizens and EU representatives." LINK

In between The European Union (EU) High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana said on Wednesday that "the political will" from Israel, the Palestinians and the international community is key to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

...Meanwhile, he said that the EU maintains its commitment to a viable Palestinian state, living side-by-side with Israel, and would give firm backing to all who wanted a peaceful solution." (Daniels 'confirm with many'??)

"Solana, who has recently returned from a visit to the United States, also described the conditions for America and the EU to work together for peace in the Mideast as "probably better than ever." LINK

stay tuned!


Roma said...

Yeah Solana and the Clintons are old friends from his years as head of NATO. Better than ever, for sure.

Shem1777 said...

Like the Chiffon Margarine commercials of the 70s.

Czech President Klaus will know:

"Its not nice to fool with Mother Nature"

björn (farmer) said...
Serbia'FM ignores Solanas envoy

björn (farmer) said...

"EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will start a high-profile diplomatic tour through the Middle East on Tuesday in a bid to help bolster the ceasefire in Gaza, his office said.

He will first travel to Syria, then to Lebanon and Egypt on Wednesday.

He is to visit Israel on Thursday to meet top officials including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Likud party chairman Benjamin Netanyahu.

He will finish off the tour by travelling to the Palestinian territories on Friday and Saturday, where he is due to visit Gaza and meet with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and US special envoy George Mitchell.

Solana will take part in an international conference next week on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip to be held in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 2, his office added."

Rich Peterson - Medford said...

Good post Farmer.

South American countries have also been complaining that they are being coerced by the European Union into regionalization--a model which they find to be antidemocratic. They say they are proceeding with regionalization not out of conviction but out of economic necessity. The below analysisi is a good read.

South American Integration and European Inter-Regionalism: What Impact? by Rita Giacalone

A selected quote from the article.

"...the notion that the EU, under the name of democracy and good governance, is imposing "a complex system of domination and management of the non Western world" and that the European project is inherently antidemocratic."


Anonymous said...

Interesting tidbit, Rich of Medford. I always thought the EU (JS) was wooing South America to somehow incite them in some way against the US, maybe thereby putting anti-US folks on all sides of the country. To me this is what it seemed like at the time, but I don't know if that is a logical conclusion, or just fuzzy-thinking on my part.
I also think Pres Bush realized JS is not really a friend, and that was why he tried to get Tony Blair into a prominent position of the Mideast peace seeking, to take away some of the thunder from JS. If so, it didn't work...

Joyce said...

I want to give you a heads up because Johnny of 51 reasons to say no to Global Government has taken a turn from bad to worse in his support of Michael Hoffman. Please take a look. I know in Germany, this kind of Shoah denial is illegal, so I want to make you aware of what he is doing..Don't know the legalities, but I find what he's doing disgusting.

I have given him the benefit of the doubt and warned him and so has Rudi, but he seems to be posting these things more aggressively in spite of the warnings. Don't think you would want to be associated with this kind of anti-semitism.