EU – Japan Summit: Conclusions…


 

EU and Japan agree a historic free and fair trade deal!

☀ Leaders reached a political agreement in principle on two landmark agreements, the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement, which will bring huge benefits to the populations of both the European Union and Japan

The depth of this agreement goes beyond free trade. It makes a statement about the future of open and fair trade in today’s world. It sets the standard for others. As far as we are concerned, there is no protection in protectionism. Only by working together will we be able to set global standards when it comes to safety, environmental or consumer protection said the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

☀ Before attending the G20 Hamburg Summit tomorrow EU and Japan discussed their cooperation in other important areas, including on joint efforts to address the global threat of climate change and other international challenges.

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European Council conclusions – First Day


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Conclusions du Conseil européen sur la sécurité et la défense

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EU Leaders’ Summit – Brussels


 

There is Turkey on dinner menu!

Les dirigeants de l’UE discuteront de questions relatives à la sécurité, à l’économie et à la politique étrangère

Les 22 et 23 juin, les dirigeants de l’UE se réuniront pour examiner un large éventail de questions, notamment la coopération en matière de sécurité et de défense. Ils procéderont également à un échange de vues sur l’économie et le commerce, les flux migratoires et les questions de politique étrangère. Le Conseil européen (article 50) se réunira également le 22 juin pour discuter des négociations liées au Brexit.

Les dirigeants examineront également l’évolution de la situation en ce qui concerne la route de la Méditerranée orientale, la déclaration UE-Turquie et les instruments créés pour s’attaquer aux causes profondes des migrations.

We will reconvene for a working dinner dedicated to external relations. I will share my reflections after the recent international summits and meetings, including with President Erdoğan.
President Donald Tusk

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EU – Foreign Affairs Council – 19 June 2017 in Luxembourg.


 

Ministres se préparent pour le sommet!

Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: The discussion is expected to cover all of the five priority areas for work on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, which includes: security and defence, building resilience and an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, strengthening the nexus between internal and external policies, updating existing or preparing new regional and thematic strategies and stepping up public diplomacy efforts.

EU-NATO Cooperation: The Council will adopt conclusions on the report, welcoming progress made in the implementation of the common set of proposals and calling for further steps in the same direction. The report highlights the width and depth of the EU-NATO relationship and outlines the key results obtained so far in the implementation of the common set of proposals, that is the 42 actions endorsed by the respective Councils of both organisations in December 2016. The report underlines the progress made in the 7 areas identified in the 2016

Counter-terrorism: The Council is expected to reiterate its strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever and for whatever purpose. Noting that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that the EU has a vital interest in continuing to work with partners at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels in countering this diverse threat.

Migration : One year after the launch of the partnership framework, foreign ministers will take stock of the progress made regarding the EU’s comprehensive approach to effectively manage the external aspects of migration in key countries of origin and transit, on the basis of the 4th progress report by the High Representative and the Commission.

Iraq : Council is expected to highly commend the Iraqi Government of Prime Minister al-Abadi and the Iraqi security forces for the significant advances they have made in the military campaign against Da’esh over the past months. It is also due to reiterate its steadfast support for Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Conseil des affaires étrangères
Luxembourg
19/06/2017

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The EU wants to use Private Military Mercenaries


 

EU/EP: Report on private security companies!

♰ ☠ The report aims to facilitate the use of private security companies. The report concerns private security companies, including private military companies, and their usefulness for the EU and Member States in the field of security and defence. The report aims to facilitate the use of private security companies.

♰ ☠ These companies currently provide logistical back-up to support combat on the ground as well as participating in post-conflict reconstruction. They have also been used in both civilian and military CSDP missions.

♰ ☠ United Left Group rejects the use of public money to finance these private companies, which in practice means subcontracting mercenaries to fight in wars, thus contributing to world insecurity and instability. The use of private security companies in the field of state security and defence, since this is not a matter that should be left in the hands of private interests using military mercenaries. The privatisation of security and defence and any form of privatisation of war.

♰ ☠ Using private security companies makes it possible to carry out military missions that have little public support without having to commit to sending troops.

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İtalya’nın Anahtarı Sicilya, Trump Kilidi’ni Açamadı…


 

European Parliament will debate on U.S. withdrawal!

☁ AB Konseyi Başkanı Donald Tusk’un “yıllardır yapılan en zor zirve” olarak tanımladığı G7 Taormina Zirvesi, Trump’ın diplomatik ve politik tavrının diğer dünya liderleriyle çatışma içinde olduğunu bir kez daha gözler önüne serdi.

☁ Trump, küresel ısınma konusunda ortak bir eylem planı belirlenmesini engelledi. 2015’te Paris’te düzenlenen 21’inci İklim Zirvesi’nde kabul edilen (COP21) tarihi iklim anlaşmasından çekilme sinyalleri verdi.

☁ U.S. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change will be discussed on Wednesday. In European Parliament and MEPs vote on legislation implementing its 2030 emissions-reduction targets.

☁ The withdrawal of the US from this international agreement, in particular one which is a priority for Germany, additionally weakens the relationship between Berlin and Washington. The withdrawal from the Paris agreement, in the negotiations of which Germany had been heavily involved, was received in Germany as the most serious break in relations with the US.

☁ Trump’s decision strengthens the position of China in global climate diplomacy. Today China is the largest market for zero-emission technologies, and invests the most in them worldwide. The withdrawal of the US (15% of global emissions) leaves China (30%) as the most important negotiating partner for the EU (9%) and Germany (2.2%).

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BREXIT Sol gösterip Sağ vurdu…


 

AB ile Brexit müzakerelerinin başlaması «tehlikede» mi?!

☑ İngiltere’de 8 Haziran tarihinde gerçekleşen seçimlerin sonuçları beklenmeyen bir tablo ortaya çıkardı. Sonuçlara göre Başbakan Theresa May’in Muhafazakâr Partisi oyların %42,4’ünü alarak, 12 milletvekilliğini kaybetti ve Parlamento’da çoğunluğu sağlayamadı.

☑ Muhalefetteki İşçi Partisi oyların %40,1’ini aldı ve Parlamentodaki vekil sayısını 29 artırdı. Oyların %7,3’ünü alan Liberal Demokratlar oylarını artırırken, İskoç Ulusal Partisi ve Birleşik Krallık Bağımsızlık Partisi oy kaybetti. Muhafazakâr Part’nin Parlamentoda çoğunluğu sağlaması için başka bir Parti’nin desteğini alması gerekiyor. 12 vekilliğe sahip olan Liberal Demokrat Parti’nin Başkanı Muhafazakâr Parti veya İşçi partisi ile birlikte çalışmayacaklarını açıkladı. Muhafazakâr Parti’ye Kuzey İrlanda merkezli Demokratik Birlik Partisi’nin hükümet kurmak için destek vermesi bekleniyor.

☑ Son yıllarda ABD ve AB ülkelerindeki seçimler var olan sistemin değişimine yönelik şaşırtıcı sonuçlar ortaya koyuyor. Globalleşme rüzgârı, mali krizin etkileri ve uluslararası sistemde çok merkezli bir düzene geçiş sinyalleri ülkelerin iç siyasi yapılarını da etkilemekte ve ana akım diyebileceğimiz merkez partilerin oy oranlarında önemli bir dalgalanmaya yol açmakta. İngiltere’de Başbakan Theresa May’in özellikle Brexit müzakerelerini yürütürken daha güçlü bir Parlamento çoğunluğu sağlamak için ilan ettiği erken seçimler ters tepti ve May arzu ettiği çoğunluğu alamadı.

☑ Bunun yanında muhalefetteki İşçi Partisi de çoğunluğu sağlayamadı ve böylece bir koalisyon ya da azınlık hükümeti ihtimalini doğuran bir sonuç ortaya çıkmış oldu. İngiltere’de meydana gelen terör saldırılarının da bu sonuçta etkili olduğu ve iktidarın terörle mücadeledeki yetersizliğinin halkta memnuniyetsizlik yarattığı da söylenebilir.

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