Burnumuzun dibinde «olup biten»ler…


Adalet Yürüyüşü ile gündemi saptıranların üzerine oturacakları muhtemel «Diken»ler!

⚠ Barzani’nin iktidarı devretmeyi ret ettiği ve milyarlarca doları zimmetine geçirdiği de, muhtemel “başarısız Kürdistan devlet”i ile ilişkilendirildiği ileri sürülüyor. Peki bu iddia «maksatlı» olabilir mi? Kürtlerin Orta Doğu’da sadece Irak’ta yaşamadığı; Türkiye’nin, İran’ın ve Suriye’nin de Kürt kökenli nüfusa sahip olduğu da bilinen bir husus.

“Irak Kürdistan’ı” nın kendi kaderini tayin hakkını kullanarak Bağdat’tan kopması ve bağımsız olması, hiç şüphesiz, Kürt hareketinin bütünü üzerinde etkili olacak, onlarda “Büyük Kürdistan”ı hayata geçirmeye yönelik “toplu” bir heyecana yol açacaktır ki; bu, en azından isimleri geçen ülkeler için tehdit oluşturmayacak mıdır?

⚠ Peki, ABD’nin içinde bulunduğu durum – Trump – Kürtler ile bağlantılı olarak ortaya çıkacak yeni bir krizi yönetmeye elverişli mi?

⚠ ABD’nin Orta Doğu’da müstakil bir “Kürt kartı”na sahip olması Rusya, Avrupa ve Çin tarafından nasıl karşılanacaktır?

⚠ Kürtlerin bağımsızlık sürecine “Barzanilerin” önderlik etmesine karşı bir duruşun, diğer Kürtleri “temsilen” bir duruş olduğu düşünülebilir mi?


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Trump effect in NATO…


NATO to increase non-US spending by 4.3 percent in 2017

⚔ NATO Defence Ministers met today (29 June 2017), taking stock of the Alliance’s work towards fairer burden-sharing, as well as NATO-EU cooperation.

⚔ In response to Trump’s pressure, allies who are not yet meeting a previously-agreed-upon target of 2 percent of annual GDP being spent on defense have agreed to step up efforts to move toward that goal.

⚔ Allies are also expected to announce individual figures for defense expenditures, after approval by NATO ambassadors, with the overall spending for 2017 at some $280 billion.

⚔ Stoltenberg on June 28 announced that NATO allies — with the exception of the United States — will increase defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, marking a cumulative $46 billion increase since 2014.

⚔ Currently, 25 out of 29 NATO allies plan to raise defense spending this year. NATO sets a goal of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense for each member, but only the United States, Britain, Estonia, Greece, and Poland now meet that guideline, leaving the United States shouldering about 70 percent of the alliance’s expenditures.

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EU-Japan Summit, 06/07/2017


To announce a political agreement on the EU – Japan free trade agreement and the Strategic partnership agreement

☯ The EU-Japan summit will take place on 6 July in Brussels. At the summit, leaders are expected to announce a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement.

☯ EU and Japan leaders are expected to announce a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement.

§ EU trade agreements

§ A new EU trade agreement with Japan

☯ Leaders will discuss measures to strengthen the EU-Japan partnership on security. Ongoing cooperation on counter-terrorism will be intensified, focussing on capacity building with third countries, tackling terrorism financing and foreign terrorist fighters. Leaders will also discuss cooperation in the fields of energy, science and technology, development, import restrictions and data protection.

☯ Leaders will stress their commitment to promote an open and fair global economy and refrain from all forms of protectionism. EU and Japan leaders will highlight their commitment to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate. They will also reaffirm their commitment to strengthen their cooperation on migration issues.

☯ Leaders will address recent developments in EU’s and Japan’s respective neighbourhoods, including the situation in the Korean peninsula. Leaders will also discuss the situation in Ukraine, Syria, as well as in the East and South China seas.

§ Sommet UE-Japon, 06/07/2017:
l’Accord de libre-échange et l’accord de partenariat stratégique entre l’UE et le Japon.


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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


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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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A Europe that défends…


Moving towards a security and defence union!

⚔ Today’s reflection paper outlines different scenarios on how to address the growing security and defence threats facing Europe and enhance Europe’s own abilities in defence by 2025.

⚔ A strong NATO and a strong EU are more important than they ever have been before. Without duplicating what already exists, Europe needs to take its security and defence into its own hands in order to be a stronger partner to our allies.

⚔ EU leaders will meet in Prague on 9 June to discuss how to use the potential of the Treaties for stepping up cooperation in defence.

⚔ Under a “Security and Defence Cooperation” scenario, Member States would still decide on the need for security and defence cooperation on a voluntary and case-by-case basis, while the EU would continue to complement national efforts.

⚔ Under a more ambitious “Shared Security and Defence” scenario, Member States would pool together certain financial and operational assets to increase solidarity in defence.

⚔ The most ambitious “Common Defence and Security” scenario foresees the progressive framing of a common Union defence policy, leading to common defence based on Article 42 of the EU Treaty.


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