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September 26 2019

Russia's return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Diplomacy or defeat?

Amending the Council of Europe’s (CoE) sanctioning rules to restore Russia’s voting rights in its Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has divided democracy and human rights advocates.
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September 24 2019


European Parliament strongly condemns repression of women in Iran

«In her remarks to the session, MEP Anna Fotyga from Poland said she commended the women of Iran for their bravery, determination and will not only for their struggle for women’s rights, but for their protests against the regime.» … I feel this remark is about (illegal) regime change, rather than human rights.

Wikipedia: National Council of Resistance of Iran (redirect from NCRI women's committee)

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‘Double standard & hypocrisy’: Serbian president on EU denouncement of Catalan referendum — RT News

video (twitter.com)

‘The question every citizen of Serbia has for the European Union today is: How come that in the case of Catalonia the referendum on independence is not valid, while in the case of Kosovo secession is allowed even without a referendum,’ B92 quoted Vucic as saying during a news conference.

‘How did you proclaim the secession of Kosovo to be legal, even without a referendum, and how did 22 European Union countries legalize this secession, while destroying European law and the foundations of European law, on which the European policy and EU policy are based?’

On Monday the European Commission echoed the Spanish government’s stance that the referendum held in Catalonia was illegal, describing the events on Sunday, which saw voters being beaten by Spanish riot police, as an ‘internal matter’. By contrast in 2010, the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging its member states to recognize Kosovo’s independence.

‘This is the best example of the double standards and hypocrisy of the world politics,’ Vucic said.”

“Russia has consistently pointed out the hypocrisy in the EU allowing the Kosovars to declare independence at Serbia’s expense, but condemning the 2014 referendum in Crimea which saw the formerly Ukrainian peninsula join the Russian Federation.

The reunification of Crimea with Russia has been a contentious issue between Russia and Western governments which have attempted to hold Moscow accountable through sanctions.

‘Our western partners created the Kosovo precedent with their own hands. In a situation absolutely the same as the one in Crimea they recognized Kosovo’s secession from Serbia legitimate while arguing that no permission from a country’s central authority for a unilateral declaration of independence is necessary,’ President Vladimir Putin told the Russian parliament in 2014.

‘It’s beyond double standards,’ Putin said. ”

June 23 2015


Greece's Russian Card: Russo-Greek Gas Deal Likely to Infuriate Brussels / Sputnik International

“Alex Tsipras' recent visit to Russia sparked a heated debate among Western experts which suggested that the meeting between the Greek Prime Minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be focused on a potential financial aid package to Athens. However, ‘Mr. Putin emerged from the meeting saying the issue of Russian cash assistance was never even raised,’ the journalist [Moscow-based Christian Science Monitor correspondent Fred Weir] underscored.

Nevertheless, Moscow and Athens have concluded a significant and mutually beneficial agreement, Mr. Weir stressed, referring to a memorandum on extending Russia's Turkish Stream gas pipeline through the territory of Greece inked by Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak in St. Petersburg.

The deal is evidently playing into the hands of Moscow, which needs ‘an EU member to become the new “gas hub” for distribution to Europe.’ Russia's previous South Stream project, which was considered an opportunity to provide gas to Europe avoiding troublesome Ukraine, was suspended last year under the EU pressure.

Remarkably, some Western media outlets emphasize that the Russo-Greek agreement is likely to infuriate those EU countries which are calling to toughen the European sanctions policy against Moscow.”

June 19 2015



ギリシャで、EUの政策に反対するデモが実施 (IRIB Japanese Radio 2015年6月18日)

June 17 2015





Greece Could Exit Euro and EU Without Bailout Deal: Central Bank

source: AFP

“In one of the starkest warnings so far from a Greek institution, the Bank of Greece said: ‘Failure to reach an agreement would... mark the beginning of a painful course that would lead initially to a Greek default and ultimately to the country's exit from the euro area and — most likely — from the European Union.’

Analysts have long warned that a default may set off a chain of events leading to a messy exit from the eurozone, a so-called Grexit, but not the country leaving the EU altogether.

Negotiations over the release of the last 7.2 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in rescue funds from Greece's massive bailout from the International Monetary Fund, European Union and European Central Bank are deadlocked as payment deadlines loom.

Yet while the atmosphere between Greece and its creditors has deteriorated in recent days, the Bank of Greece insisted that the two sides were not that far apart, with only ‘little ground’ between them before a deal could be struck.

Greece is due to make a 1.6 billion euro payment to the IMF at the end of the month, with another 6.7 billion euros due to the ECB in July and August — payments which Greek officials have said the government cannot afford.

With his options running out and his creditors saying his reform proposals are insufficient, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday angrily accused creditors of trying to ‘humiliate’ his Greece.”

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February 12 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has secured a parliamentary confidence vote after pledging not to return to austerity or bailout programs. Lawmakers voted 162-137 for Tsipras and his leftist Syriza party government. The backing of 162 deputies in the 300-seat parliament comes from a coalition with the right-wing, anti-bailout Independent Greeks party. The support vote comes ahead of Thursday's eurozone EU leaders meeting aimed at discussing Greece's future.
​Greek govt wins confidence vote in parliament (RT News, Feb. 11 2015)

January 27 2015



ヨーロッパでは、イスラム排斥の新たな時代が始まっています。パリで起きたイスラム教徒を名乗る武装集団のテロ行為は、イスラム教とイスラム教徒によるものとされました。彼らは、つい先日までフランスやEUの政策のために、シリアやイラクで戦争を行っていたテロリストです。また、パリの事件も2001年のアメリカ同時多発テロのように、パリ西側の自由の基盤に対する攻撃とみなされています。このような解釈により、西側ではイスラム恐怖症やイスラム排斥が拡大し、新たな側面を見せるようになりました。 ...

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