Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)
French National Assembly head Edouard Herriot and British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin surrounded by Italian, Luxembourg and other delegates at the first meeting of Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg, August 1949 (AFP Photo)

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

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)

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. …

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Europe to focus on democracy and human rights in aid projects

European Union commissioner says economic development can't be sustainable unless human rights, democracy and good governance are at its forefront

guardian.co.uk, Mark Tran in Brussels, Thursday 13 October 2011

The EU commissioner for development, Andris Piebalgs, unveiled Europe's
 ‘agenda for change’ in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Yves Logghe/AP

The EU will place a far greater focus on democracy, human rights and governance in its aid programmes, after adopting a new development policy.

In unveiling the EU's "agenda for change" (pdf), Andris Piebalgs, the EU commissioner for development, said on Thursday that human rights and democracy were guarantors that economic development was sustainable.

The EU – the world's biggest donor of official development aid – will seek to promote democratic rights through "good governance and development contracts" set up between the EU and countries receiving general budget support.

"We will have a far stronger focus on democracy and will apply this approach more vigorously," said Piebalgs, adding that the unrest in north Africa clearly demonstrated that development could not proceed unless human rights and democracy were at its forefront.

The message was reinforced in a European commission document, which said: "Commitment to the fundamental values of human rights, democracy and rule of law is essential for the establishment of any partnership and co-operation between the EU and third countries. General budget support is seen, by its very nature, as an implicit recognition that the partner country's overall policy stance and political governance is on track."

A large chunk of EU aid is delivered in the form of general budget support – money that goes directly into the national treasury of recipient governments. In 2010, budget support represented 24% (€1.8bn) of all commitments from the EU budget. The EU as a whole is the biggest donor of official development aid. Last year, it provided €53.8bn (more than half of global aid). The European commission is responsible for the management of €11bn of aid a year.

Asked how the EU would deal with countries such as Rwanda and Ethiopia, where progress on development and authoritarian tendencies go hand in hand, Piebalgs acknowledged the difficulty in squaring the relevant circle. But he said it was important to engage governments in a "stable dialogue" where human rights issues can be addressed. He pointed to the EU's experience in Timor-Leste and Bangladesh, which have had their own human rights issues.

"We played a huge role in helping to strengthen democracy in those countries," said Piebalgs, pointing to the EU's role in easing rural poverty in Timor-Leste and in helping to build infrastructure in Bangladesh.

"As long-term progress can only be driven by internal forces, an approach centred on political and policy dialogue with all stakeholders will be pursued," said a commission document. "The mix and level of aid will depend on the country's situation, including its ability to conduct reforms."

Britain is currently having to deal with a development partner that has cracked down on internal dissent. The Department for International Development has suspended general budget support in Malawi over the expulsion of the British ambassador and the government's rough treatment of protesters.

While welcoming the focus on governance and human rights, NGOs expressed concern over EU plans to focus aid on fewer countries. ActionAid described proposals to shift resources away from so-called middle-income countries as "alarming". Piebalgs said the EU is in the process of developing "objective criteria", such as per capita income, to determine where to give money, with a desire to focus on the poorest countries and the most fragile states, such as Somalia.

The plans could see the EU cutting aid to countries such as South Africa, India and Ghana, where 75% of the world's poorest live. "The EU must acknowledge that with the majority of the world's poor living in middle-income countries, aid allocation cannot be based on GDP alone, and should ensure its own policies do not violate peoples' rights and jeopardise the EU's development objectives," said ActionAid.

Piebalgs said the EU had to consider where its development money could have the most impact, adding that countries such as Brazil, India and China were strong enough to tackle structural issues on their own. He added that the EU would continue to provide targeted aid to those countries – for HIV programmes, for example – through sector support.

Besides concentrating on fewer countries, the EU also plans to focus on what it considers key areas, such as social protection, energy and agriculture. Asked about accusations that huge EU agricultural subsidies are crowding out smallholder farmers in poor countries, Piebalgs said he favoured ending the subsidies but argued that such a move could only come through a successful conclusion to the Doha trade round.

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