"We have several years of transfers [of power] between states and within states." In the first case, Solana said that "perhaps since the First World War had not seen a similar transfer which is occurring from west to east, which requires making an effort" to adapt "to live with different values and cultures.
In his view, governments "have less power today than before." To explain this phenomenon, Solana appealed to the "incapacity" of the U.S. president, Barack Obama, to resolve the crisis by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In this situation, the former NATO secretary called for the creation of "institutions of global governance", although "difficult but not impossible."
Solana said that the current supranational institutions have generated "good things but also failure to solve problems." Among them, citing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, which "have proved unable to resolve the crisis" to the World Trade Organization, the "more globalized and fundamental to the crisis, because if we take another step back ever emerge from this situation" and the UN, whose structure is" not very confident of being able to carry out the problems it has. "
In a subsequent conversation held with this newspaper, Solana praised Obama's role in the peace process between Palestine and Israel. The U.S. president "is determined to solve this problem and hope that the November elections do not change the U.S. House so that it becomes more difficult the position of president," he said while recalling that Europe has supported the "provisoric Palestinian authority "for quite some time.
Regarding the expulsion of Gypsies in France, Solana said it was vital "to defend the law in the first place." He argued that the EU "does not allow the expulsion of European citizens, Romanians and Bulgarians are." Solana said that Brussels has reacted in an "orderly", with "good sense" and "union" against the crisis, and urged the consolidation of structures "more robust" governance in economic matters."The European Union is the most beautiful building that was built after the Second World War, better we care," he concluded..
In the initial part of his speech, Solana won over the audience to show his support for the candidacy of San Sebastian to be the European cultural capital in 2016. "I will work to make this happen," he vowed amid applause." Link
- A change that had occurred a long time. Since the Industrial Revolution, the center of gravity of the world is located in Europe.The increased productivity and the colonization process allowed this small part of the world have a vital leadership to almost World War. Then it began to have a small transfer of power to the United States. It is with the Second World War when the United States becomes the number one power in the Western world. But it was an easy transfer of power because, ultimately, was among members of the family as very close ties. Now, it is to countries like China or India who have a different worldview and, therefore, we must be able to adapt to each other to jointly cope with the problems the world.
(farmer: on Saturday(Oct2) I had cited an article on the AoC based on Maximo Cajal writings: ""The aim of the initiative is for all the citizens of the world to unite in placing their universal citizenship before their condition as citizens of a country, religion or civilization. The Alliance of Civilizations..." ("HOW UNIVERSITIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO AN ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS")(based on papers of Zapatero and Maximo Cajal)LINK)