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Europe’s logic:No stone must be left unturned

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GEOMETR.IT  voltairenet.org

No stone must be left unturned. So characterizes the efforts of the European leaders to increase Nato’s presence in Eastern Europe and extend its capabilities to intervene in the South. This will enable them to kill two birds with one stone: they will be well resourced to deal with the possibility of Washington and Moscow developing closer ties and also can take what they can before increasing their contribution to the Alliance.

THe Nato Ministers of Defense met in Brussels at the North Atlantic Council and resolved further measures to “strengthen the Alliance”. These measures focused on the Eastern Front in particular, with the deployment of new “deterrent forces” in Estonia, Latvia and Poland, assembled for increasing Nato presence across the whole of Eastern Europe with drills both on land and at sea. In June, four multinational battalions will be fully operational so that they can be deployed in the region.

At the same time, Nato will increase its naval presence in the Black Sea. Furthermore, Nato has launched the creation of a multinational command of special forces, formed initially by Belgian, Danish and Dutch forces. Finally, the North Atlantic Council praises Georgia for the progress it has made on the journey that will enable it to enter the Alliance, becoming the third Nato country (together with Estonia and Latvia) positioned directly at the Russian border.

On the southern border, closely connected to the Eastern border (notably through the Russia – Nato confrontation in Syria), the North Atlantic Council announces a series of measures to “contain threats coming from the Middle East and North Africa and to project stability beyond our borders”.

At the Command of Joint Allied Forces at Naples, the Hub for the South is established, with a personnel of about 100 soldiers. Its mission? To “evaluate threats coming from the region and to tackle them together with nations and partner organizations”. It will provide Awacs spy planes and drones and will soon become operational at Sigonella.

For military operations that are already underway, [there is] the Nato “Response Force” of 40,000 men, in particular, its “Spearhead force of very high operational readiness”.

The Hub for the South — explains Stoltenberg, the Secretary-General — will increase Nato’s capacity to “anticipate and prevent crises”. In other words, once a crisis has been “anticipated” in the Middle East, North Africa or anywhere else for that matter, Nato will be able to carry out a pre-emptive military strike. In this way, the entire Atlantic Alliance adopts Bush the “Hawk’s” doctrine on “pre-emptive” wars.

At present, the first wishing to strengthen Nato, especially with regard to its anti-Russian role [are] the European governments of the Alliance: those that, generally speaking, present themselves as “doves”. Indeed, they fear being bypassed or marginalized if the Trump Administration were to strike a direct deal with Moscow.

Particularly active: the governments of the East. The armoured Brigade 3a that the Obama Administration sent to Poland does not satisfy Warsaw. It [wants more] and now, with the authoritative Kaczynski speaking in its name, asks Washington for shelter under the US “nuclear umbrella”. In other words, it expresses its desire to have on its own soil, US nuclear arms pointed at Russia.

Kiev had relaunched an offensive in Donbass against the Russians in Ukraine, either through heavy bombing or through the systematic murders of those masterminding the resistance — attacks which the Western Secret Services are also behind. At the same time, President Poroshenko has announced a referendum on Ukraine’s membership of Nato.

Alexis Tspipras went to lend support to his campaign. On 8-9 February, he was on an official visit to Kiev and made clear to President Poroshenko “Greece’s unwavering support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine” and, consequently, the non-recognition of what Kiev defines “the illegal Russian annexation of Crimea”. The meeting, Tsipras declared, laying the foundations for “years of close cooperation between Greece and Ukraine”, will contribute to “bringing about peace in the region”.

Manlio Dinucci

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«Federal Union» For European States… Or Else

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GEOMETR.IT  zerohedge.com

The leaders of the lower chambers of parliament of Germany, Italy, France, and Luxembourg have called for a European “Federal Union” in an open letter published in Italian newspaper La Stampa on Sunday.

In the letter, four representatives of EU governments – Claude Bartolone of the French National Assembly, Laura Boldrini of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Norbert Lammert of the German Bundestag, and Mars Di Bartolomeo of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies – say that closer cooperation is essential for dealing with problems that no one EU state can tackle on its own, such as immigration, terrorism, and climate change.

As RT notes, the letter’s authors also warn that the European integration project is currently more at risk than ever before, with high unemployment and immigration problems driving populist and nationalist movements. The EU must also come to grips with the fact that, last June, the United Kingdom decided to leave the union after holding a national referendum, aka Brexit, becoming the first member nation to opt out of the bloc.

In less than a month, on March 17 next, we Presidents of the national parliaments of the EU we will meet in Rome, how will the representatives of governments, for the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty from which it began: our Union.

But it is plain for all that recurrence requires much more than just a historical commemoration. Birthday comes the most critical stage ever crossed by the European project.

In such a situation we should not be paralyzed by fear, or by concerns related to the upcoming elections in some of our countries. We must act now, before it’s too late. And take the opportunity of the anniversary to return to the vision and the spirit of the Founding Fathers and relaunch the construction of Europe on foundations refurbished.

We are convinced that in the face of crisis, we need more Europe, although we have to face headwinds. We can not ignore the social impact that the disastrous economic and financial measures have had on tens of millions of families. We need to focus on growth and jobs that Europe can have no charm for young people if they do not offer them credible job prospects. We must have the courage to share sovereignty in many sectors in which the action of individual States is now totally ineffective and doomed to fail: from global warming to energy policies, from financial markets to the rules for immigration, tax evasion to the fight against terrorism.

Now is the moment to move towards closer political integration: Federal Union of States with large skills. We know that the prospect stirs up strong resistance, but the inaction of some can not be the paralysis of all. Those who believe in the European ideal is to be able to revive rather helplessly to its slow decline. And the United States who do not want to join immediately in that closer integration should be able to do it later.

On Sunday, a number of EU states, including Germany, France and Italy, called for the UK to pay a hefty price as a “divorce settlement.”

The letter was published in the run-up to a meeting of parliamentary leaders in Rome on March 17 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community (EEC). The treaty’s signing by six countries– Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, West Germany and the Netherlands – in 1957 eventually paved the way for the Maastricht Treaty and the European Union in 1991.

In September of 2015, Lammert, Bartolone, Boldrini and di Bartolomeo also signed a declaration calling for deeper and faster European integration. However, greater European integration is being increasingly challenged by a number of Eurosceptic parties around the continent, including the Alternative for Germany, the National Front in France, and the Party for Freedom in the Netherlands. Upcoming elections could bring these parties closer to power.

According to the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Union must reform, or it risks disappearing under a barrage of internal and external attacks.

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