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September 13 2013

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July 24 2013

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EUは加盟国間での検討を行なった数日後の22日月曜、イギリスなどの一部の国の圧力により、ヒズボッラーの軍事部門をテロ組織に指定しました。ラーリージャーニー議長は24日水曜に開催された公会のはじめに、EUによるこの措置が敵対的であると指摘し、「EU諸国はこの措置によって、イスラム教徒に対する自らのイメージを壊した」と語りました。……デフガーニー国連次席大使は23日火曜、国連安保理の会合で、ヒズボッラーの軍事部門をテロ組織に指定したEUの決定を批判し、「イスラエルの一方的なテロ行為を非難しない一方で、ヒズボッラーの軍事部門のテロ組織指定を行なったことは、EUはテロ対策においてダブルスタンダードをとっていることを示すものである」と語りました
イラン国会議長がヒズボッラーへのEUの措置を非難 (IRIB Japanese Radio 2013年7月24日)

July 05 2013

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  • @avilarenata: I wish more international journalists could read Spanish. The tweets of solidarity w Evo and strong Latin American pride are amazing. Unity.

  • @avilarenata: And the thing is, left or right, we Latin Americans, now more than ever, demand RESPECT from EU and USA. The Evo incident was BAD PR Mr. BO

July 03 2013

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Bolivia: Morales Plane Deadlock

  • ‘Imperial Skyjacking’: Bolivian presidential plane grounded in Austria over Snowden stowaway suspicions (RT News, Jul. 2 2013)

    The Bolivian presidential jet has left Vienna and is on its way to La Paz, AFP reports.

    Morales' jet was forced into landing in Vienna on Wednesday after several EU countries barred the plane from entering their airspace over suspicions that whistleblower Edward Snowden was potentially aboard.

    Austrian authorities searched Morales’ plane for Edward Snowden, but found no stowaways on board, Austria’s deputy chancellor has said. The plane will now carry on its journey to the Canary Islands where it will refuel before flying to La Paz.

    Snowden had requested asylum from Bolivia, which has yet to answer his request. The fugitive whistleblower has also petitioned Austria but was rejected. Reports indicated the plane was hindered in navigating Western Europe as France and Portugal would not allow the La Paz-bound plane to enter their airspace.

    David Choquehuanca, the Bolivian Foreign Minister, refuted the idea Snowden was on the plane, saying “we don’t know who invented this lie, but we want to denounce to the international community this injustice with the plane of President Evo Morales.”

  • ‘Act of aggression’: Bolivia to file UN complaint over airspace blockade (RT News, Jul. 3 2013)

    ‘An act of aggression and violation of international law’ is how Bolivia’s UN envoy described Austria’s decision to search the Bolivian presidential jet for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The envoy has pledged to make an official complaint to the UN.

    Envoy Sacha Llorentty Soliz told press in New York that he had no doubt the decision to search the plane originated from the US.

  • Bolivian President’s Plane Diverted Over Snowden - FM (RIA Novosti, Jul. 3 2013)

    “We are told that there were some unfounded suspicions that Mr. Snowden was on the plane,” Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca told journalists as quoted by the CNN.

    “We do not know who has invented this lie, someone who wants to harm our country,” Choquehuanca said. “This information that has been circulated is malicious information to harm this country.”

    The foreign minister said the move had put the life of Morales, who visited Russia for a gas exporting conference, at risk. “Portugal owes us an explanation. France owes us an explanation,” he said.

    Bolivian Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra told CNN en Español that he thought the US government was behind the rumors.

    “This is a lie, a falsehood. It was generated by the U.S. government,” he said, adding that Bolivia’s air travel rights were violated.

    Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said he planned to call a regional meeting of the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, to discuss the situation, according to CNN.

  • Bolivia Furious as President Stranded by Snowden Search (RIA Novosti, Jul. 3 2013)

    Bolivia's ambassador to the United Nations described the rerouting as an act of aggression tantamount to "kidnapping," AFP reported.

    "The decisions of these countries have violated international law... We are already making procedures to denounce this to the UN secretary general," Bolivia's UN ambassador Sacha Llorenti Soliz told reporters in Geneva, according to Deutsche Welle citing Western news agencies.

    The envoy said he had no doubt that the orders to divert Morales' plane came from the United States. The United States has not commented on those allegations.

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... [the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro] defended the former National Security Agency systems analyst. ‘Who must protect Snowden? This is the question. This young man of 29 was brave enough to say that we need to protect the world from the American imperial elite, so who should protect him?’ Maduro said in response to a question from journalists covering a ceremony to rename a Moscow street after Chavez. ‘All of mankind, people all over the world must protect him.’ ... In Venezuela, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua condemned the decision by France and Portugal. ‘All the countries that have denied permission for the flight of our brother president, Evo Morales, must be held responsible for his life and his dignity as president.’
Evo Morales' plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board. (MercoPress, Jul. 3 2013)
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“After departing from Russia the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to make an emergency landing in Austria. Bolivian authorities denied rumors that Edward Snowden was on board, though the fugitive whistleblower did send a political asylum request to Bolivia that has yet to be answered... Reports indicated the plane made previous attempts to land in France and Portugal but was denied because of the possibility that Snowden was on board.”NSA leak fallout: LIVE UPDATES

  • @avilarenata: The lack of respect drives me mad. While EU is sinking, Latin America is young and growing. My solidarity to Evo.

  • @avilarenata: EU must respect a President from Latin America. Colonial acts against Bolivia.

  • @avilarenata: Nice, Hollande. Pseudoleft. Pathetic puppet.

  • @avilarenata: Sanctions from Latin America to EU? That would be nice.

  • @avilarenata: Planning your summer vacations? Visit Bolivia instead of France. :D

  • @avilarenata: Latin America is strong. United in its differences. Proud, courageous region. Saying out loud NEVER AGAIN. Demanding respect.

  • @avilarenata: Reports from Bolivia, Italy also refused Evo airplane. Now hearing declarations by Bolivian politicians saying it was unaccpetable

  • @avilarenata: President of Bolivian General Assembly calling for emergency meeting for UNASUR member. Unacceptable the fact that EU ignored intl treaties.

  • @avilarenata: Shame on Austria inspecting a Presidential plane. No respect. Evo Morales is a head of State.

  • @avilarenata: Latin Americans are often abused by EU authorities while visiting EU. Racism, prejudice... But EU loves to profit with our resources.

  • @avilarenata: Clarification: Evo did not allow airplane to be searched/inspected telesurtv.net/articulos/2013…

July 02 2013

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Obama says EU, all intelligence agencies seek info on each other

This is what the US President, the so-called world leader, says.

July 01 2013

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One document lists 38 embassies and missions, describing them as ‘targets’. It details an extraordinary range of spying methods used against each target, from bugs implanted in electronic communications gear to taps into cables to the collection of transmissions with specialised antennae. Along with traditional ideological adversaries and sensitive Middle Eastern countries, the list of targets includes the EU missions and the French, Italian and Greek embassies, as well as a number of other American allies, including Japan, Mexico, South Korea, India and Turkey. The list in the September 2010 document does not mention the UK, Germany or other western European states.
New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies (The Guardian, Jun. 30 2013)
Tags: US NSA Spying EU Japan

June 30 2013

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NSA Spied on European Union Offices - SPIEGEL ONLINE

America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the European Union with its spying activities. According to SPIEGEL information, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network. Cyber attacks were also perpetrated against Brussels in New York and Washington. ...

June 29 2013

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NSA Spying on EU Officials

  • NSA spied on EU diplomats in Washington, NY and Brussels – report (RT News, Jun. 29 2013)

    Not only European citizens, but also employees of the EU diplomatic missions in Washington and the UN were under electronic surveillance from the NSA, Der Spiegel magazine reports citing a document obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

    The German magazine claims to have taken a glance at parts of a “top secret” document, which reveals that US National Security Agency has placed bugs in EU offices in Washington and at the New York‘s United Nations headquarters in order to listen to conversations and phone calls.

    The internal computer networks in the buildings were also under surveillance, which granted NSA access to documents and emails of the European officials. ...

  • Snowden Documents Show NSA Spied on EU Officials - Media (RIA Novosti, Jun. 30 2013)

    Reuters quoted Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, as saying that if the report [by Der Spiegel] was correct, it would have a "severe impact" on relations between the EU and the United States.

    "On behalf of the European Parliament, I demand full clarification and require further information speedily from the U.S. authorities with regard to these allegations," he said in an emailed statement.

February 22 2013

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EU Agrees to $1.3 Trillion Budget

European Union countries have struggled to find common ground as they worked out a budget agreement in Belgium this month. European leaders finally had success last week. They agreed on the European Union’s multiannual financial framework, or MMF, for the period from 2014 to 2020.

The MMF sets the EU’s total spending at $1.3 trillion. That represents one percent of the total income of EU members. Members agreed to reduce total spending by over three percent for the period. This is the first time spending cuts have been made.

December 10 2012

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As you will be aware, sixty years of China's failed policies in Tibet have contributed to a state of turmoil, with at least 90 Tibetans confirmed to have set themselves alight - more than 70 of them fatally - protesting China's rule, calling for freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama. Mass demonstrations continue to take place on a regular basis, despite often brutal suppression, arrests and harsh sentencings. There has been no meeting between Chinese officials and representatives of the Dalai Lama since January 2010, and no apparent prospect of such meetings resuming; indeed the Dalai Lama's envoys earlier this year resigned their posts. This crisis has reached a peak as we write, with 28 acts of self-immolation in November alone. This is a desperately urgent crisis situation which the world must respond to, and we look to the European Union, with its stated commitment to multi-lateralism in conflict prevention and crisis management, to lead the way.
Open Letter to Leaders of European Union, awardees of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012 (International Tibet Network, Dec. 10 2012)

May 10 2012

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EU諸国の首脳は、5月末に、経済成長の重視と緊縮財政をめぐる会合を開催する予定です。こうした中、様々な統計は、緊縮財政の成功を物語ってはいません。ユーロ圏の失業率は、過去15年で最悪の水準になっています。また、GDP国内総生産も、2011年の第4四半期には、0.3%減少しました。専門家は、経済安定の徴候が現れてはいるものの、2012年のユーロ圏の経済成長は、0.4%低下すると予想しています。緊縮財政は、ユーロ圏、特に南ヨーロッパの経済成長に疑問を投げかけ、危機を煽っているように見えます。緊縮財政が経済成長に及ぼすマイナスの影響を別にしても、この政策は、社会の不満を高めています。そのため、そろそろ、ヨーロッパの有権者から抗議の声があがり、政治家たちは、厳しい緊縮財政に取り組む代わりに、経済成長に真剣に注目するときがやってきたのではないでしょうか?
ヨーロッパの緊縮財政に対する抗議の高まり (IRIB Japanese Radio 2012年5月10日)

January 20 2012

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doctorswithoutborders.tumblr.com:

Demonstrators in Delhi, India, protest against proposed provisions for a free-trade agreement between India and the EU that would limit access to lifesaving generic medicines in the developing world.

MSF spoke out for neglected patients in 2011 by waging campaigns for better practices around childhood malnutrition, for greater access to medicines for those who need them most, for the medical needs that exist in ever-expanding slums, and more.

Photo: India © Rico Gustva/APN+

Tags: India EU FTA

August 04 2011

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UNPO: Taiwan: MEPs Call For Increased “de facto acknowledgement”

Emphasising its rising de facto economic prominence in global economic markets, MEPs Laima Andrikienė and Daniel Caspary have called for increased recognition of the importance of Taiwan’s relationship with the EU.

July 24 2011

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Belgium ban on Islamic veil comes into force - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Belgium has joined France as the second European Union nation to ban women from wearing the full Islamic veil in public.

A burqa and niqab ban came into force in Belgium on Saturday and offenders will face a fine of 137.50 euros ($197) and up to seven days behind bars.

The Belgian law, which prohibits people from wearing anything that hides their face in public places, was approved unanimously by the parliament in April.

France, home to Europe's biggest Muslim population, became the first EU country to ban the burqa on April 11.

In France, a woman who repeatedly insists on appearing veiled in public can be fined 150 euros and ordered to attend re-education classes.

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