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Best wishes for peace in the New Year of 2016! May the Mediterranean Sea become a lake of peace, as Robert Schuman planned and worked for! Today, the Mediterranean is becoming a Lake of Fire! Syria is engulfed in a war funded and encouraged by Islamists from Turkey to the rapacious Oil States. Libya is… » read more

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Mafias and criminal gangs often demand of their young, would-be adherents commit an act of theft, violence or even murder. Mafias represent the opposite to civilized society because they rule by violence and by a central violent leadership. So what should we expect from the European Union whose foreign policy is supposed to encourage human… » read more

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The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a ‘Grand Bargain’ to set Europe on the right track. Part of his idea, said Mr Blair speaking in Berlin at the Council for the Future of Europe on 29 October 2012, is the election of the President of the European Commission. ‘My feeling is… » read more

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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, on the first visit of a democratically elected Egyptian President to the EU, declared that he was fully supporting the implementation of Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights in Egypt. This is certainly good news for non-Muslim minorities. The Copts (descendants of the Egyptians before the Arab invasions) who make up some… » read more

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Renew the Olympic spirit of peace in sport! Athletes from around the world and the general public watching the Olympic opening events can all help. It started to go wrong forty years ago. In a terrorist attack at the Olympics in Munich in 1972, eleven Israeli athletes were murdered. A German policeman also lost his… » read more

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Having received a reply from the European Commission again refusing to publish the Great Charter of the Founding Fathers of the European Community, I was invited by the European Ombudsman to give my reactions. Background The Founding Fathers of Europe defined 18 April 1951 as the day which was the Birthday of Europe. Their signatures… » read more

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Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa? The European Union is going the right way — the extreme right way — to encourage Nazi ideology all along its southern borders. It spends millions of tax-payers’ money in supporting a regime that is outrightly anti-Semitic and jihadist, that follows the Nazi model on racial… » read more

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How do you turn a country that has been ruled by a tyrant into one that respects human rights and is based solidly on democracy? That is more than possible. There is a positive example about how to bring it to success. Recently one country was rebuilt from a broken tyranny, ruined cities, and utter… » read more

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For centuries Europeans have argued: where are the limits of Europe? Professors and writers have battled on the subject. So have armies. Europe as a political and organisational entity would never exist if citizens had had to wait for experts, academics and politicians to agree. “The definition of Europe as a geographical entity has long… » read more

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Schuman’s report on the Holocaust may not have been the only one to be brought to the attention of the Allies in August 1942. At least one other independent testimony of the systematic extermination of Jews arrived at that time. Professor Howard M Sachar wrote: ‘The first reliable information of the ‘”Final Solution” evidently reached… » read more

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