Latest News Syria: Europe and World Governance

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Reshaping EU-US Relations
A Concept Paper

The European Union and the United States are major players in the globalised world order: often they determine its course, sometimes they are adversely impacted and above all they are being profoundly transformed by its effects. But in the ten years since 2000, the foundations of American power (military force, technological excellence, economic success) have been severely shaken, as have the certainties of the European project (continuous prosperity, citizen support, the attraction of the European model).
As a result, Euro-American relations can no longer be approached and practiced in the way they were for more than half a century. A high-level European reflection group comprising former Ministers and Heads of Government was brought together by Notre Europe to review the future of the Euro-American partnership. It undertook a sober examination of the changes under way in the world and their effects on the European Union and the United States. Above all, the group proposes a new approach based on renunciation of EU national and US imperial illusions that could enable the Euro-American partnership to become a springboard for a global partnership.

Reflection Group: Romano Prodi, Guy Verhofstadt (co-chairs),
Jerzy Buzek, Etienne Davignon, Jacques Delors, Joschka Fischer,
Paavo Lipponen, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa.

http://www.notre-europe.eu

http://www.notre-europe.eu/media/Etude75-EU-US_Relations-en_01.pdf

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Guy Verhofstadt who pleads on a very fanatic way for weapon deliveries to the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’ and calls for a NATO intervention in Syria, is since 2012 a Board Member of the Brussels-based, Brussels-quoted Sofina holding (petroleum gas and oil platforms).

In 2004, Verhofstadt was suggested as a candidate to replace Romano Prodi as the next President of the European Commission. In the 2009 European Parliament election, he was elected a member of the European Parliament for the term 2009–2014. He also has been put forward as the possible candidate for replacing José Manuel Barroso as the president of the European Commission by a coalition of greens, socialists and liberals.
On July 1, 2009 he was elected President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the European Parliament. Verhofstadt is also a member of the Club de Madrid, an organization of more than 80 former statesmen.

The Belgian industrialist Viscount Etienne Davignon is Honorary Director of Sofina.

One of the groups participating in Sofina is EXMAR Group. This group specialises in the transport of liquefied gas and was created following its breakaway from the maritime transport company CMB in 2003. The company owns a fleet of ships that are able to transport both liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), including propane, butane and ammonia, for which it is also the world leader in the midsize segment, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). As part of the transport of LNG, EXMAR has developed, in partnership with its American partner Excelerate Energy, a technology that makes it possible to regasify the gas on board the ships (LNG RV, Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Vessel). More recently, EXMAR has developed an offshore activity, which also offers services for oil platforms, such as storage, handling and unloading of oil and gas products. In addition, EXMAR also designs and installs new offshore structures, such as OPTI-EX, a semi-submersible platform designed to exploit oil and gas fields in deep waters. Based on its expertise in the field of maritime fleet management, EXMAR offers technical assistance and insurance services to maritime transport companies.

Davignon is the former president of the Bilderberg Group. He is also president of ‘Friends of Europe (BP, BT, Cargill,The Coca Cola Group, Deutsche Post, Dow, Eni, EUGAO, Eurofuel, Europia, ExxonMobil, Facebook, First Solar, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), GIZ, Huawei, International Fragrance Association (IFRA), LM&CO, Merifin Capital, Microsoft, New Bulgarian Media Group Holding, Repsol, Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Schuttelaar & Partners, Shell International, Statnett, Statoil, TATA consultancy services, Telefónica, The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), Total, Toyota Europe, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) European Policy Office (EPO) and Yara)

Current directorships and offices held by Davignon: Chairman of Compagnie Maritime Belge, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, Recticel, Sibeka, SN Airholding, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium) and CSR Europe. Vice-Chairman of SUEZ-TRACTEBEL (Belgium), Director of Accor (France), Cumerio, Real Software, SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium), and Gilead (United States).

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About kruitvat

I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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3 Responses to Latest News Syria: Europe and World Governance

  1. kruitvat says:

    Friends of Europe: political, industrial and military lobby group…

    Friends of Europe has a strong track record of successful partnerships with a range of public and private organisations. These partnerships enable Friends of Europe to cement its pan-European standing and to achieve its aim of improving communication between the EU and its citizens.

    Core partners

    Friends of Europe co-publishes Europe’s World, the only independent pan-European policy journal with a readership of over 100,000 senior decision-makers and opinion-formers. Published every 4 months, Europe’s World’s purpose is to stimulate the much needed debate over topical policy issues by encouraging citizens and stakeholders within civil society, media, academia, business and government. To date over 800 authors, including Heads of State, corporate chiefs, top academics, leading NGO activists or policymakers, have contributed articles, firmly cementing Europe’s World’s reputation as a platform for new thinking and ground-breaking ideas.

    In 2005 Friends of Europe and Europe’s World jointly launched Think Tank Europe, an extensive and rapidly growing network of 150+ think-tanks and universities across Europe and beyond. Members of Think Tank Europe act as multipliers by disseminating Europe’s World articles throughout their national networks, complementing the pan-European outreach achieved by Friends of Europe and Europe’s World. Think Tank Europe latest research is included in Europe’s World online contributing to a better understanding of national or stakeholders’ positions on a wide range of European political, economic and social issues.

    Friends of Europe also works closely with its sister think-tank the Security & Defence Agenda (SDA), Brussels’ only think-tank specialised in this area. The SDA offers a neutral platform for debate and analysis of the major security and defence issues facing the EU and NATO.

    Gallup is a full associate content partner of Friends of Europe. Gallup’s reputation for delivering relevant, timely, and visionary research is the cornerstone of the organisation. Its 2,000 professionals in more than 40 offices around the world help leaders at every level of business, government and society improve organisational performance by understanding the voice of their constituencies.

    EU40 seeks to gather those who are young, share a generation and are ambitious about politics. It addresses those who are already playing a leading role in politics and who are most likely to do so in the future. EU40 believes in an approach towards European politics that is not merely based on party politics or national issues.

    Knowledge partners
    Friends of Europe enjoys partnerships with a range of foundations, NGOs and universities, as well as public-sector institutions and agencies. These range from one-off partnerships for a single event or publication to strategic partnerships that span a year or more.

    These partners bring their expertise and experience to Friends of Europe’s activities, ensuring that our debates and publications tackle the major issues that really matter to stakeholders.

    Partners are invited to stakeholder meetings to brainstorm and identify the themes which should be addressed in the following year, giving partners input into the policy debate and the opportunity to signal their commitment to discussing Europe’s major issues.

    Supporting partners

    As a non-profit organisation, Friends of Europe relies on the financial support of its corporate partners. These benefit from visibility in the form of adverts in publications, logos on promotional documentation, and the opportunity to distribute their own literature. Partners also usually enjoy a speaking slot at the event itself.

    Media partners
    Friends of Europe enjoys a number of partnerships with leading European and international media organisations. These act as multipliers and help ensure that Friends of Europe’s activities receive maximum possible attention and that they reach beyond Brussels. The media are consistently invited and involved in our events, which ensures a greater outreach to EU citizens through enhanced coverage and reporting. We also facilitate contact between speakers and the media during our events with press points and interviews.
    http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Partners/tabid/1148/Default.aspx

  2. kruitvat says:

    Friends of Europa, ‘Notre Europe’, Bilderberg Group, ‘Friends of Syria’…

  3. kruitvat says:

    The Henri Jackson Society think tank britannique se définit pompeusement sur son site comme suit :

    « Think Tank Projet de Géopolitique Démocratique basé en Grande Bretagne de toute tendance politique. Nos fondateurs et supporters sont unis par un intérêt commun pour développer un engagement fort britannique et européen pour la liberté, la démocratie constitutionnelle les droits de l’homme, les réformes gouvernementales et institutionnelles et une politique de sécurité et de défense robuste et une alliance transatlantique. »

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