..."Europe" because we
shall reflect on Europe's destinies, its identity, its allies,
its limits and the outreach to other regions like Turkey, Russia,
Ukraine, North Africa.
..."Voices" -in-the plural because never as in the USA
Europe could have one single voice. Plurality is the essence of
Europe even if it does have an overarching identity.
And yet if on a few specific items we might demark our terrain
from the Americas, we send a cordial salute to the "Voice of
America". The United States remain our abiding great ally.
How could we ever forget our strong but younger brother. We
shall not spare our advice when it is needed.
..."Voices" also in-the plural because this site will
carry documents and reflections in various languages: French,
English, sometimes German and Italian. If somebody would like to
contribute an item in Latin language, the millennia old common
tradition of Europe, so be it! Where possible we shall provide a
link to a translation in either French or English.
..."Voices" also in-the plural because we need not
only carry our own voice but may (where permission is granted)
carry an echo to the voice of other like-minded agencies. Several
groups come to mind like: La Voix des Francais, the Konrad
Adenauer Stiftung, the Hanns Seidel Stiftung, UNIAPAC, the
international Christian association of business leaders, the ICC,
the International Chamber of Commerce where it reflects on
regional togetherness and mutual adjustment and on the vocations
of business. The list will no doubt grow in time. (note
Lettre du 5 juin 2008
1. Introduction à la
Télécharger ici la lettre au format pdf
In the subdirectory
Stagiaires du développement : un projet de collaboration Nord-sud.
bien préférables : un projet pour la formulation de
solutions différentes afin d'éviter le recours
à une immigration massive en Europe (il s'agit de la
version française de notre article
Alternatives : a project to
formulate a number of "ALTERNATIVES" in order to forestall the
need of massive immigration from outside Europe
Evêques des deux
côtés de l'Atlantique sur l'immigration
The WTO DOHA round and the movement of
natural persons under GATS
In the subdirectory :
A conference in Beijing on climate
In the subdirectory :
élargissement de l'Union
As "Voices of Europe", how could we ever forget to
speak to China !
"Turkey bogeyman or savior"
Nearly at the same time we received the article of Mr Sinan Ulgen
we came across an essay by Mr Guven Sak who addresses the
economic and social benefits both for Europe and for Turkey which
he would expect from Turkey's accession to the European Union.
The title "Turkey bogeyman or savior" leaves us perplex and seems
to leave us little choice. Turkey is neither the one or the
Turkey's "increased asset value"
In order to evaluate Turkey's "increased asset value" as Mr Sinan
Ülgen phrases it, we thought the most practical tool was to
assort his very good article on that topic by with a few of our
Voix de Malte
Une voix d'Europe : Malte !
voice of Malta
One voice of Europe : Malta !
Kosovo still in a dangerous dilemma.
"Hiding Genocide in Kosovo, a crime against God and Humanity" by
This book was written by a former member of the international
mission in Kosovo under the pseudonym "Iseult Henry". It offers a
gripping account of what happened in the very last years before
the so-called "International community" acquiesced to Kosovo's
illegal indpendance disrespecting the 1244 United Nations
America and Kosovo.
Sometimes between allies, lines of policy making may greatly
vary. That need not be serious. History and cultural identity may
often explain differences in a satisfactory way. This is for
example the case in the matter of migration policies.
The election of Abdullah GUL as President of
The ACTON Institute (www.acton.org) with which we maintain
cordial relations, recently after the election of Mr. Abdullah
Gul as President of Turkey has published a comment by Prof Dr
Bilal Sambur, professor of theology at Suleiman Demirel
University in Isparta, Turkey.
Un Partenariat privilégié pour la
Turquie. La Fondation Robert Schuman revient sur cette
Meeting Pope and Erdogan as reflected in the
press : Here is how the major international media have
deformed Benedict XVI’s position on the entry of Turkey
into the European Union. The author of the analysis: Anton
Smitsendonk a former Dutch ambassador to China
In the subdirectory :
cultural relations with other continents
Xavier Walter pose une question à Confucius
Musings on the old Ankara Kale
Pensieri sulla Kale, la Fortezza di
Two old trees
China and Europe : two old trees
Li Ma Tou
A thought of Matteo Ricci
La galère turque... ...avec
Molière (propos notés par Gérard
La Turquie avec nous ! ..."avec Alphonse
Allais" (propos notés par Gérard Hannezo)
Muhamed writes to Muqavqas, leader of the
copts … and in the marvelous Topkapi palace of
Istanbul we put our noses to the glass to read the letter
! 新年好 ! !
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