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Sir, Regarding ‘Macedonia under pressure to solve ‘name dispute’‘: One more time we are seeing a typical Greek destructive anti-Europe policy in the guise of Greek foreign policy and Mr. Droutsas. I would like to make the following points: 1. There is also a prefix before the name ‘Macedonia’: ‘Republic of’. The term ‘Republic of… » read more

Eight miserable years

The attacks from the 11th September could have been remembered “only” as a great human tragedy; an opportunity to commemorate innocent victims of senseless violence, citizens’ solidarity which made heroes from “ordinary people”. But the way these horrific events were misused by some governments leaves a bitter taste. Official (from “Western” point of view) interpretation… » read more

debate

Sir, Regarding ‘Canada vows to challenge EU seal products ban‘: This cooperation with Canada is inhuman indeed. I think that a large-scale debate should be initiated, to see if there is genuine demand for such products on the market. I myself would never buy any products made from seals. I agree with reasonable hunting, meaning… » read more

Sir, Regarding ‘Canada vows to challenge EU seal products ban‘: This cooperation with Canada is inhuman indeed. I think that a large-scale debate should be initiated, to see if there is genuine demand for such products on the market. I myself would never buy any products made from seals. I agree with reasonable hunting, meaning… » read more

Sir, Why is it that for so many, including members of South African Development Community (SADC), the penny still has not dropped in respect of President Robert Mugabe? In ‘Adolf Hitler: the Final Analysis’ (Spellmount, 2005), I produced compelling evidence that the Führer was suffering from chronic schizophrenia, and that this accounted for his bizarre… » read more

Sir, The European Union (EU) is due to publish its long-awaited ‘Communication on Regional Integration in ACP countries’ soon. The document represents a welcome update of the EU’s strategy of supporting regional integration worldwide, last laid out extensively in 1995. In the intervening years, regional integration has leapt to the forefront of the global agenda,… » read more

European Union is build and continues to progress based on shared values and interests of all member states toward a common vision. No doubt it is a success story of its own. It is very important that countries with different cultures and interests stick together and discuss their common future. Member countries use the diversity… » read more

Europe beyond Europe.

The boundaries of Europe are vague and hard to establish. Our borders are the principles and values that inspired the Fathers of the united Europe: democracy, social justice, peace. All these values constitute our border. That is why Europe has the duty to promote and diffuse those universal achievements, especially between our nearest neighbours of… » read more

The EMI proposes that the President of the European Council (who occupies this position for two years) does not exercise the limited powers of representation in the areas of Foreign Affairs and Security, as described in the Lisbon Treaty. The President should be the leading representative of the EU in these areas and should be… » read more

The EU Foreign Office should not be formed merely by those designated by the EU Council and Commission, as the Lisbon Treaty establishes. This leaves the rest of the members of the EU Foreign Office to come from each Member State. It is vital that the EU has a diplomatic service which is large, coordinated… » read more

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