Saturday, January 21, 2012

new Barcelona treaty at the horizon?

"Barcelona, ​​Jan 21 (EFE) .- EU special envoy to the southern Mediterranean, Spanish, Bernardino Leon, today urged the EU to offer a "new relationship" based on equal treatment between, the countries that have starred in last year called 'Arab spring'.

The former secretary general of the presidency during the last part of the mandate of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero took part today in Barcelona at the international seminar "War and Peace in the XXI century. The Arab spring, a year later," organized by the CIDOB with Esade collaboration and the city of Barcelona.

Leon stressed that the EU must understand that the relationship from the "minority" these countries have "finished" and you have to wonder if you are willing to make decisions "fundamental" because it will determine whether to exercise a role "important" in the region, has warned.

With this argument, has claimed to offer these countries a "new relationship" which, although not involving an institutional presence, it does serve to make them feel integrated in the Euro.

He assured that Tunisia is the first of these countries that knock on the door of Brussels, and will not be offered an "advanced status", but a relationship "similar" to that of other European countries outside the EU such as Switzerland, Iceland or Norway.

If this is equal treatment between these nations, said Leon, the EU does not have to then offer assistance, cooperation or development aid, because "they have sufficient resources to enable their economies to prosper," he opined.

Furthermore, the EU special envoy to the southern Mediterranean has said that the success of the Arab spring will depend, among other factors, the ability of each of these countries to create jobs.

With respect to leadership in the region, has said that Egypt has the "dimension" to exercise, but concluded that this will only happen if this country is committed to a profound change.

For his part, former High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy in Europe, Javier Solana, has said that while the countries of Eastern Europe had a goal in the last decades into the EU, the Arab spring do not have that point of arrival.

Solana, who has focused his speech to expose the challenges facing these countries rather than on political considerations, recalled the high unemployment among young people in these countries and ensured that for the process to complete "good", there are two factors to consider.

On the one hand, the role of the EU, whose "commitment to the process" has claimed, on the other the role of other Arab countries, especially the rich, who has opined that should be "solidarity" with the protagonists of Arab spring.

The meeting, attended, among others, former vice president of the Spanish and Cidob, Narcis Serra, and former Secretary of State for Foreign Miquel Nadal, has been used to analyze the impact and consequences of popular revolts in the world Arabic, the geopolitical changes in the region and the international repercussions of this process. EFE"

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jim Carrey goes Eckhart Tolle...




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hmmm.,,their logo and their date 02 04 12 remind me about what threefold....?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Solana also required in the new Spanish Government

The foreign ex-ministers constitute committee of experts to reform the Spanish diplomacy

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, will provide regular basis to his meeting today with seven of his predecessors, to be, he said, "the first in a long line" with the order to reform the Foreign Service Spanish and "adapt to new realities" of the world.

This first meeting was attended by former ministers of the UCD Marcelino Oreja (who shall act as chairman of the group as first democracy) and José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Javier Solana socialist, who was appointed Minister Felipe González, those of government of José María Aznar, Abel Matutes and Josep Piqué and executive Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Moratinos Trinidad Jimenez.

Unable to attend for health reasons Fernando Moran, the minister also appointed by Gonzalez, and calendar issues had excused his presence and Ana Palacio Carlos Westendorp, designated by González and Aznar respectively.

García-Margallo said that the meeting had been shared reflections on what has to be the Spanish foreign policy during the century, given that in the busy new circumstances.Although warned in advance of the confidentiality of such exchanges, we will concentrate on fundamental element "aggiornamento" (update) of all public and private project the image of Spain abroad.

The minister is confident that this committee of wise transpartidista "will help build consensus on foreign policy," which he said was "one of the objectives of the Ministry" and a very necessary purpose to deal with globalization. In front of her and her new "realities" believed to be carrying out a "redeployment" of the foreign service, but denied that the priority announced by the EU would be detrimental to other traditional areas of Spanish diplomacy as Latin America, Arab countries and the increasingly important Asia.

This "redeployment" take shape in a White Paper which ministry sources pointed out that there is still no specific deadline, as this meeting was "a first contact."

OREJA AND SOLANA

Of the participants ex-ministers, who praised his successor as "extremely valuable people," spoke Marcelino Oreja and Javier Solana, who appreciated the initiative and inviting. Oreja called it "a welcome initiative" and said they were all "very excited" about the prospect of meeting regularly in the service of the Ministry and of Spain "and expect a lot of these quotes in the future.

For his part, Solana said that he had been "very impressed by the reunion" and put in value many of those present shared a "great step" How was the transition, so that the meeting "was like coming to see a friend" .

Bridging the partisan polarization of recent years, said: "At this point in our country we need a little of that, knowledge having spent time together in the history of Spain." So called "recapture that spirit, then rich and who is to be splendid" given the current economic crisis."

(SERVIMEDIA)

11-JAN-12 LINK

economic restructuring behind the scenes?

this links to my post "endgame" from dec 15.

Ben Fulford acknowledges today that the James Martinez video is indeed not a hoax. . Ben says:

“The 130-nation group that announced a new financial system through the Conscious Media Network on January 1st also contacted the White Dragon Society and said they will prove with action, and not words, that they represent extremely powerful interests. This writer initially, and apparently incorrectly, denounced the announcement as a psy-ops because this group was not identical to the 117 nation Monaco group previously reported about in this newsletter."

“All of these major factions will now have to reach an agreement. There will some serious horse-trading over the coming weeks before any sort of agreement is reached or public announcement is made but it appears a solution to the financial crisis is now on the horizon.” (1)

(1) “Benjamin Fulford: The Feds Have Sued for Peace and Detailed Settlement Negotiations Have Begun,” at http://the2012scenario.com/2012/01/benjamin-fulford-federal-reserve-faction-to-negotiate-with-white-dragon-society/

Freemason Symbols & Pyramid Prophecy - End Times 2012 & Antichrist

The decoded time-line of the Temple of Solomon and the Great Pyramid predicting the end of the age between 2009 -2016 by David Flynn:


presentation of Tom Horn on ancient prophecy ac 2012/2013:





Tuesday, January 03, 2012

js 2012

thanks Mathieu for the link!

"Europe’s Challenges in 2012

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MADRID – For more than six decades, Europe’s integration process has been steadily evolving. Each step, from the European Coal and Steel Community to today’s European Union, was taken with the common good in mind, and was based on shared values (democracy, human rights, and social justice) and goals (economic growth, prosperity, and the consolidation of Europe’s international prestige). In the coming year, the result – the common rules and institutions that we Europeans have painstakingly forged – will be tested like never before.

In 2011, Europe’s foundations began to tremble, as the eurozone’s sovereign-debt crisis, set in motion by the global financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008, moved from the eurozone’s periphery to its core countries. The EU’s resilience – indeed, its very survival – is being called into question at a time of profound geopolitical transformation, in which a stronger Europe is essential.

Global power is shifting towards Asia and the Pacific. New – and newly influential – non-state actors have appeared, in some cases (for example, terrorist organizations) jeopardizing states’ capacity to guarantee national security. Nuclear proliferation is a growing menace, as shown by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s recent report on Iran. Progress on other crucial global issues – particularly energy security and climate change – has been disappointing. And the scourge of poverty and famine – most vividly urgent today in Somalia – continues to offend the very idea of civilization.

All of this stands in stark contrast with the predictions of a peaceful, predictable, and safe “post-historical” world that were popular at the Cold War’s end. The Arab revolts, unthinkable a year ago, now challenge a regional order that has prevailed for more than a half-century. The Japanese tsunami has called into question the future of nuclear energy worldwide. And, perhaps most remarkably, the relative global decline of the United States, the world’s economic and security anchor since 1945, became unmistakable in 2011, reflected in political polarization and paralysis – and punctuated by a credit-rating downgrade.

So the strategic challenges facing the EU are vast. To meet them, it must first restore its international credibility. Since the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, great advances have been made – and should continue to be made – toward reform and regulation of the financial system. But many decisions came too late or have not gone far enough, with far-reaching consequences, because current tools are inadequate to address the seriousness of the crisis.

As the sovereign-debt crisis has proven, the euro requires mechanisms to confront asymmetrical shocks, which implies the creation of a common treasury. An important first step in confronting the speculative attacks that eurozone economies suffer today is a commitment to greater risk-sharing and greater authority for the European Central Bank. Confirmation of a stricter and more rigorous Stability Pact is also imperative to achieve greater integration.

Here, the EU summit in December was an important step forward in terms of deepening political union and strengthening governance among the eurozone’s member states. Nevertheless, more will be needed to restore financial stability, such as enlarging the total firepower of the European Financial Stability Facility.

Moreover, if we want the EU to emerge strengthened from the crisis, it must also strike a better balance between austerity and pro-growth policies, because, without growth and higher employment, the eurozone’s problems cannot be resolved. More importantly, the EU must tie its economic strategies to long-term competitiveness, which is ultimately determined by the value added to goods and services.

China and India have learned that lesson well. In less than 15 years, they will account for 20% of global spending on investment in research and development, more than twice their current share. Meanwhile, the EU will run up against serious demographic constraints: in 2025, Europe will represent just 6.5% of the world’s population, compared to Asia’s 61%, and its average age will be 45, compared to 28 in India, 37 in China, and 38 in the US. In the absence of adequate strategies for immigration, integration, health care, education, and much else, Europe’s growth and competitiveness will decline, and social tensions will worsen and multiply.

Europe must also contribute to reforming the traditional system of international relations. The existing multilateral institutions were designed for a vanishing Western-centric world. At the same time, the dispersion of power, the degree of interdependence, and the sheer dimension of the challenges confronting the world require effective, accountable, and legitimate global governance. The inability to achieve a consensus on acute issues, such as Syria’s internal repression, or on chronic problems, like climate change, highlights the (increasing) complexity of global governance and responsibility.

Accommodating today’s institutions to the new global powers is a key challenge that cannot be postponed further in 2012. An example is the IMF’s general revision of quotas, due in 2014. Here, no one is better positioned than Europe to advocate for effective multilateralism and facilitate agreement and adjustment, by adopting a common position to correct today’s overrepresentation.

Speaking clearly will enable us to promote our interests more successfully by developing partnerships not only with traditional allies, like the US, but also with new leaders, like China and Brazil, and strategic players, like Turkey and Russia – and with the increasingly important regional blocs that are forming around them. In the Middle East – a region that, unlike Eastern Europe, has no landing strip – our support is essential to the construction of a new regional framework.

No one claims that meeting all of these challenges will be easy. All roads have ups and downs, just as every crisis imparts a lesson.

In 2012, the lesson should be the need for greater political integration and financial regulation, a legitimate and transparent institutional framework, and consensus. All problems can be worked out if we keep the lights on high and analyze the situation with a clear strategic vision."

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deliberately shrouded in mystery?

Javier Solana
and you ask me?. The crisis and something else ...

Sunday, January 01, 2012

eu2012.dk

"The logo of the Danish Presidency of the Council is a dynamic visual story about Denmark's EU Presidency at the beginning of 2012. The taking over of the Presidency is illustrated through the double symbolism between 1 and 2, which shows that Denmark takes on the Presidency in 2012 and signals the Presidency's duration of half a year. The logo also signals the dynamic of cooperation in the EU – a shared task that is in constant change and always developing.

Many of the EU’s major policies will be renegotiated during the Danish Presidency of the Council, and Denmark will work towards renewing the EU’s policies to the benefit of European citizens. The logo signals that developments in and around Europe are not static. Therefore, the European countries must work together to renew and further develop the European project to make sure that Europe remains capable of handling the challenges of the future. Lastly, the logo also signals openness and cooperation – values that are crucial to a successful Presidency.

The logo accentuates the red and white colours of the Danish flag, while at the same time emphasising one of Denmark's strengths in Europe and the world: our tradition for unique design.

The advertising agency Kunde & Co won the competition to design a visual identity for the Presidency, including a logo. The competition was issued in 2009 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Danish Design Center, DDC. " Link

"...Many major EU policies are to be negotiated during the Danish Presidency, and Denmark will, among other things, strive to ensure that EU policies are future-proofed up to 2020, to the benefit of the citizens of the EU...." Link