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UK Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Florence on 22 September to deliver a speech on Brexit and Europe. Why? Florence, the city of the de’Medicis, Leonardo da Vinci, is recognized as the city of the Renaissance and the New Learning. That provided the start for a half-millennium rise of European culture, science, technology… » read more

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In the Brexit talks, both the European Union and UK have declared they will ensure the maximum level of transparency. It is the alleged policy of the European Commission. They say on their website : “The Commission, as European Union negotiator, will ensure a maximum level of transparency during the whole negotiating process.” Why have… » read more

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On US President Donald Trump’s eight-day visit abroad this week he touches down in four countries, discussing global politics and three global religions. The key visit in Saudi Arabia sets the theme: the fight against global Islamist terrorists. At a pop concert in Manchester, UK a terrorist killed 22 people, mainly youngsters, and injured scores… » read more

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“Damage Control” That is the first priority in the EU’s guidelines. The terms for the negotiations on Brexit were announced in Malta on 30 March by European Council President Donald Tusk. Everyone is damaged. That at the face of it, seems an extraordinary negative reaction to what apparently the British people have decided. Where’s the… » read more

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The American Declaration of Independence famously gives as a ground for seeking democratic freedom that all citizens were endowed by their Creator with natural rights. Among them were Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Happiness — or the freedom to pursue of it — could therefore be considered as a good indicator of the… » read more

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My message to all Europeans meeting in Rome on 25 March 2017: Wrong Time, Wrong Place, Wrong Plan.   ” Today European institutions have fallen into a crisis of trust, disunity and confusion of policy. Europe arose from the initiative of 18 April 1951 when six war-torn States signed a Compact of Destiny in Paris.… » read more

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Counterfeiters and fraudsters. That’s what Robert Schuman called tricky European politicians who abused their powers. “Nothing is easier that for political counterfeiters to exploit the illusion of good principles. Nothing is more disastrous than good principles badly applied.” Today we have a product that fits in that category of fraud: The EU’s White Paper on… » read more

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Democracy? What Democracy? The day before the European Commission’s launch of a White Paper on the Future of Europe, the European Commission was asked directly about Democracy. Its main responsibility is enhancing democratic accountability in Europe. Robert Schuman, the founder of modern Europe, defined democracy in a way that makes it the best definition yet.… » read more

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In 1934 Stefan Zweig in a biography said Erasmus represented the supranational ideal He used the term ‘supranational‘ many times throughout the book. What did he mean? Robert Schuman declared on 9 May 1950 that peace could be built in Europe based on the same supranational principle. It brought an end to 2000 years of… » read more

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The World should note and shudder! Fake News is being spouted by European leaders about the crisis of Europe’s future. Meeting at the Davos World Economic Forum, a special discussion was held on “Which Europe Now?” Sixty minutes of hot air followed, enough to melt the Alpine snows. Citizens, be afraid! The leaders seem to… » read more

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