The Rome Declaration: A compromise to save unity ?!


 

Déclaration de Rome : Un compromis pour sauver l’unité?!

Dans une déclaration solennelle aujourd’hui à Rome, pour le 60e anniversaire du traité fondateur de l’UE, les 27 vont proclamer leur unité et « avenir commun » face au Brexit.

The leaders of the 27 states that will make up the European Union after Britain’s departure have gathered in Rome to reaffirm their support for the bloc.

EU national leaders and the leaders of the EU Institutions today adopted a declaration with a bold vision for the future of the Union, at their Summit in Rome to celebrate 60 years since the signature of the original Rome Treaties.

The Declaration underlined four major priority areas for future EU development:
a safe and secure Europe; a prosperous and sustainable Europe; a social Europe; and a stronger Europe on the global scene.

On this, the Declaration calls for: a Union further developing existing partnerships, building new ones and promoting stability and prosperity in its immediate neighbourhood to the east and south, but also in the Middle East and across Africa and globally; a Union ready to take more responsibilities and to assist in creating a more competitive and integrated defence industry; a Union committed to strengthening its common security and defence, also in cooperation and complementarity with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, taking into account national circumstances and legal commitments; a Union engaged in the United Nations and standing for a rules-based multilateral system, proud of its values and protective of its people, promoting free and fair trade and a positive global climate policy.

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Déclaration des dirigeants de 27 États membres ainsi que du Conseil européen, du Parlement européen et de la Commission européenne
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60 Candles for Europe…


 

…and then?!

On 25 March EU will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome. On that day, to celebrate together the beginning of a long journey at the Orazi and Curiazi Hall of the Capitol, the very place where the Treaties were signed in 1957. This will be an opportunity to reflect on the state of the European Union and the future of the integration process.

First, this will be an opportunity to celebrate European history together and take stock of sixty years of integration. It is no secret that the historical moment we are facing requires deeper and more solid reflection on the challenges for the Union in the short and medium term: we refer to internal and external security (with particular reference to migration), to growth and employment and to social development. After the celebratory session, we intend to adopt a political declaration reaffirming the validity of the European integration project, and setting out a joint vision for the years to come.

The leaders of 27 member states and of EU institutions will adopt a political declaration in Rome, reaffirming their commitment to continue to work together within the European Union. The declaration will look back at achievements over the last 60 years, set out a number challenges and offer a joint vision for the years to come. Leaders are expected to commit themselves to a ‘Rome Agenda’ pledging to work for
1) a safe and secure Europe,
2) a prosperous and sustainable Europe,
3) a social Europe,
4) a stronger Europe on the global scene.

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One Year Later : Quo Vadis EU-Turkey Deal?


 

Can it be maintained?

EU-Turkey statement on refugees, providing a summary of the current situation. The answer to the question of whether it can, inter alia depends on:
Domestic issues in Turkey and the further deterioration of the country’s safety conditions.
The possibility of serious social unrest between Turks and Syrians.
The Turkish government’s reaction to unfulfilled promises.
Mostly on the current state of the relations between the EU and Turkey.

All these points are vital for the deal to remain on track and they largely depend on domestic conditions in Turkey and Greece, the two key countries involved in the deal, in addition to on the relations between Turkey and the EU. Even if the deal survives for a while more, outsourcing the problem can never be a permanent or long-term solution.

EU-Turkey statement should merely be considered a stop-gap measure that must be replaced with a more stable and longer-term strategy. However, facing one of the most critical electoral years in the EU’s history, it is unrealistic to expect a fair assessment of the current situation.

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Suyumu kesme İzmir!


 

İzmir’de belediyenin son kaynak suyu satış noktaları da 31 Mart 2017’de kapatılıyor. Su şirketlerinin baskısıyla…Halk memnundu. Karşıyaka ve Bornova’da açık kalanlar da yok olacak. Kendi kabını getiren buralardan litresi 7,5 kuruştan kaynak suyu alıyordu. Şirketler bunları sağlığa çok aykırı buldular. “Dünyanın neresinde böyle bir sistem var” diyorlar. Resimlerde göreceğiniz gibi Roma’da halka getirdikleri kaplarda su sağlayan çokça merkez bulunduğu gibi tarihi çeşmelerden akan sular da hem turistler hem de halk taraından ücretsiz içiliyor. Hastalanan da yok üstelik! Roma Belediyesi gazlı su için para alıyor.

Peki ya İzmir? İzmir de mi su şirketlerine boyun eğdi?

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OECD Interim Economic Outlook: Modest pick-up in global growth…


 

…But, will risks derail the modest recovery?

Global economic growth is expected to pick up modestly next year to around 3.6 % from a projected 3.3% in 2017 but risks of rising protectionism, financial vulnerabilities, potential volatility from divergent interest rate paths and disconnects between market valuations and real activity hang over the outlook

The projected improvement largely reflects continuing and expected combined fiscal and structural initiatives in the major economies – notably China, Canada and the United States – together with a slightly more expansionary stance in the euro area, which could be more ambitious.

Growth is still too weak and its benefits too narrowly focussed to make a real difference to those who have been hit hard by the crisis and who are being left behind. Now, more than ever, governments need to take actions that restore people’s confidence while at the same time resisting turning inwards or rolling back many of the advances that have been achieved through greater international co-operation.

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AB ile ilişkilerinde İngiltere’yi «Örnek» alma Türkiye!


Brexit, Türkiye için bir model olamaz…

  Marine Le Pen :   Tahrik oluyorum!

Marine Le Pen : Tahrik oluyorum!

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BREXIT CANNOT BE A MODEL FOR TURKEY

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ABD, NATO, KİLİSE, Silâh Üreticileri ve Şürekası…


Yüzün Kara Seninki Benden Kara!

Türkiye’nin bugün içinde bulunduğu durumda; NATO, ABD ve AB ile olan ilişkileri ortada, gerilmiş ve gerilemiş gözüküyor; turkey Batı ile sorunlar yaşayan Türkiye ve Rusya yakınlaşmakta; Kürtler ve sığınmacılar, Türkiye’nin Batı ile karşı karşıya geldiği iki önemli konu; İçeride, yaşanmış bir “15 Temmuz Olayı” var; 15 yıla yakın bir süredir ülkeyi yöneten ve son dönemde birçok konuda aldatıldığını söylemesine rağmen siyasal gücünü koruyan bir siyasal iktidar başta; kutuplaşma eğiliminin güçlenmiş olduğu bir toplum karşımızda. Konusu Türkiye olabilecek art niyetli senaryoları ve içinde bulunduğumuz duruma nasıl geldiğini anlamak mı istiyorsunuz? Buyrun okuyun!

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