Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'


“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013. They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Monday, March 17, 2014

US and EU impose sanctions as Crimea turns to Moscow

Google – AFP, Stephen Collinson (AFP), 17 March 2014

US President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine
 in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014 (AFP,
Nicholas Kamm)

Washington — The United States and the European Union targeted Vladimir Putin's inner circle with economic sanctions on Monday as Crimea moved to cement Russia's takeover of the breakaway Ukrainian region.

Moscow and Washington have been on a collision course since last month's overthrow of Ukraine's former pro-Kremlin leader and US officials said the sanctions were the toughest since the Cold War.

They had no immediate impact on the ground, however, where Crimea's pro-Moscow regional authorities busied themselves with preparations for their imminent return to the Russian fold.

One day after a referendum -- rejected by Kiev and the West -- delivered a 96 percent vote in favor of Kremlin rule, they nationalized state energy assets and vowed to disband Ukrainian military units.

Washington and Brussels had ample warning of the move, and acted quickly to slap economic sanctions on the senior Russian and Ukrainian officials seen as orchestrating the takeover.

"We have been guided by a fundamental principle," US President Barack Obama said at the White House, a day after his latest call to his Russian counterpart Putin to urge restraint fell on deaf ears.

"The future of Ukraine must be decided by the people of Ukraine. That means Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected and international law must be upheld."

Serious repercussions

The coordinated US-EU measures will freeze assets of key Russian presidential aides and lawmakers and target Crimean "separatist" leaders and ousted former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovcych.

"If Russia continues to interfere in Ukraine, we stand ready to impose further sanctions," Obama said, adding that Vice President Joe Biden was heading to Europe to coordinate with allies.

Obama said a diplomatic solution to the crisis was still possible if Russia pulls its troops back to barracks in Crimea, allows foreign observers to deploy and agrees to negotiate with Ukraine.

Crimea votes to become part of Russia (AFP)

But he warned: "Further provocations will just further isolate Russia and diminish their place in the world."

A senior US official said the moves were intended to strike at "people who are very close to President Putin."

Another senior American official added: "These are by far the most comprehensive sanctions applied to Russia since the end of the Cold War, far and away."

European Union Foreign Ministers also unveiled travel bans and asset freezes against 13 Russian officials and eight Ukrainian officials from Crimea.

They did not identify those targeted, but US officials said the EU list would be announced publicly on Tuesday and would partially overlap with its own measures.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "deeply disappointed and concerned" about Sunday's vote.

He warned a "deterioration of the situation will have serious repercussions for the people of Ukraine, the region and beyond."

Obama, who spoke to Putin on Sunday, unveiled a new executive order, naming seven key Russian officials and four more from Ukraine and Crimea.

Those targeted will see any assets and interests in the United States or under US jurisdiction blocked.

They will not be allowed to do business with Americans and will find it difficult to make financial transactions using dollars.

The high profile list of Putin acolytes includes Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who has branded US support for interim anti-Moscow Ukrainian leaders as a "circus."

Senior US officials said the list of those sanctioned also included Vladislav Surkov and Sergei Glazyev, key aides to Putin and Duma members Leonid Slutsky, Yelena Mizulina.

Federation Council members Andrei Klishas and Valentina Matviyenko are also targeted.

The officials targeted in Crimea include Sergei Aksyonov, who has named himself the interim prime minister of the territory, and Vladimir Konstantinov, the speaker of the Crimean parliament.

Rogozin -- a former Moscow envoy to NATO who is known for his hawkish views of the West -- ridiculed the US maneuvres.

A Pro-Russian self-defence activist wears a Russian flag as he walks 
on Sevastopol embankment on March 17, 2014 (AFP, Viktor Drachev)

"I think some prankster prepared the draft of this act of the US President," Rogozin tweeted in English.

Meanwhile, diplomats in Brussels said EU and Ukrainian leaders would on Friday sign the political portion of a landmark pact whose rejection by Yanukovych sparked protests that led to his fall.

'Great farce'

Most of the international community has rejected the Crimea referendum as illegal and Ukraine said it was recalling its ambassador to Moscow for consultations.

But the undaunted government of Crimea took several decisive steps aimed at permanently severing its ties with Kiev.

It has begun seizing control of Ukrainian institutions and even plans to set the peninsula's clocks two hours forward to put it on Moscow time.

Ukraine's interim president Oleksandr Turchynov denounced the vote as a "great farce" and watched from a podium as agitated lawmakers approved a partial mobilization of the army.

Putin has claimed that ethnic Russians in Crimea and eastern Ukraine are under threat from "fascist" Ukrainian nationalists and has authority from his parliament to use force to defend them.

On Tuesday, he will address Russia's two houses of parliament. Crimea's self-declared leader Aksyonov also said he was flying to Moscow Monday for talks.

Russia's lower house of parliament is expected to debate legislation on Friday simplifying the process under which the Kremlin can annex another part of a sovereign state.

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