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. …

Monday, December 26, 2011

Russia plans 'Eurasian Union' on EU model

Deutsche Welle, 26 December 

The three countries hope to integrate
their economies
Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia wants to join two other former Soviet republics in a new integration project. The Eurasian Union is to be based on the EU - but its success is in doubt.

On January 1, 2012, a new version of the common economic area between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan comes into effect. The three countries had already founded a customs union in 2007, and Putin has said integration with the EU could take place by 2015.

The EU is a model for the Eurasian Union right down to its name. The "Eurasian Economic Commission" is to be the union's regulatory body, reminiscent of the European Commission, the EU's Brussels-based executive body. Boris Gryzlov, until recently the speaker of the Russian parliament, has already envisioned a Eurasian parliament. The creation of a common currency is not impossible either. Putin says the principle of equality should be especially important for the union - but the success of that principle is in doubt. 

The 'Eurasian Union' is the pet
project of Vladmir Putin
The Eurasian Union is the pet project of Russian prime minister and designated presidential candidate Vladimir Putin. It's not about copying or restoring the Soviet Union, he wrote in October 2011 in an article published by the national daily newspaper Izvestia.

Putin's suggestion was "a new, strong, supranational union that could become one of the poles of the modern world, and could play the role of an effective bridge between Europe and the dynamic Asia-Pacific region." Russia is first and foremost touting the economic benefits of such a union, like cheaper gas. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are in talks about joining as well.

Old new integration

Putin's ideas are not new. After the fall of the USSR, there were several attempts at maintaining the connections among the former semi-republics. The best-known example is the Commonwealth of Independent States formed in December 1991. Observers consider the union to have failed. While it does serve as a platform for dialogue among the heads of state, critics say the CIS has been unable to produce any noteworthy successes in integration.

The one exception is the free trade treaty signed by eight countries in October 2011. But in resolving political conflicts, the CIS has proven to be ineffective. It was unable to prevent the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008, after which Georgia quit the union all together.

The idea of a common economic area has also already existed since 2003 among the three Slavic republics Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, and the central Asian Kazakhstan. However this was much more of an agreement on paper than in practice. Now this union is to be resurrected, presumably without Ukraine, which is now aspiring to integration with the EU.

Russian dominance 

Russia, like Belarus and Kazakhstan,
is   criticized for a lack of transparent
democracy
The three founding members all have dictatorial tendencies, though to varying degrees. Freedom of the press and the rule of law have suffered under Vladimir Putin's Russia, typified in the massive protests across the country against apparently falsified election results. Belarusian President Victor Lukashenko is commonly dubbed "the last dictator in Europe" and finds himself confronted with ever-harsher sanctions from the EU. And Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in power for 20 years, is the object of a growing personality cult. At the beginning of this month, parliament declared the 71-year-old strongman "hero of the nation."

Experts see the chances of the Eurasian Union becoming an "EU of the East" as slim to none. Eastern Europe expert Gerhard Simon of the University of Cologne said the principle of equality, as exemplified in the EU, has no chance of taking root in the new bloc.

"It's unimaginable for me to think that the Russian political class would be ready hand over to the Kyrgyz the right to make political and economic decisions that could be binding for Russia," Simon told Deutsche Welle. He added that he did not think the Eurasian Union was exclusively about economics.

"Behind that there is the goal of the integration of security policy, the military and politics in general," he said. In the driver's seat, Simon added, will undoubtedly be Russia.

The people say yes, but… 

The economic union could branch out
into areas of security and politics
Whether the new union in the post-Soviet bloc can be successful at a less ambitious level remains to be seen, Simon said. Other experts see success as entirely possible. Alexander Rahr of the German Council on Foreign Relations said he could foresee the creation of a new cultural, political and economic union, but not one comparable to the Soviet Union.

Eberhard Schneider of the EU-Russia Center in Brussels said that an attempt to create a union similar to the EU with free movement of people, goods, finance and services has a chance at success. However not all individual states of the former Soviet Union would take part.

Support for closer integration with former Soviet republics appears to have a plurality among the Russian population. According to a survey by the opinion research institute WZIOM, 43 percent of Russians said a common economic area would be more useful than harmful. About one third of respondents said they favored closer relations with those countries over a formal union.

What is clear is that many Russians are poorly informed about their government's attempts at integration. Only 53 percent of Russians surveyed in November by the research organization the Levada Center knew of the plans to merge the economies of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, while 45 percent said they were completely unaware of them.

Author: Roman Goncharenko / acb
Editor: Michael Lawton
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