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. …

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Scotland to be granted income tax autonomy

Yahoo – AFP, Robin Millard, 27 Nov 2014

Saltire flags next to the River Tweed in Coldstream, a town on the border
between England and Scotland (AFP Photo/Lesley Martin)

London (AFP) - Scotland is set to get sweeping new powers including setting its own income tax rates, under plans unveiled Thursday by a cross-party commission on greater devolution.

"The recommendations in the agreement will result in the biggest transfer of powers to the Scottish parliament since its establishment," Lord Robert Smith, who chaired the commission, said in Edinburgh.

"The parliament will be more powerful, more accountable and more autonomous," he said, referring to the assembly set up in 1999 as part of the last major devolution campaign in Britain.

Over 45 percent of Scottish voters were
 in favour of independence from Britain
(AFP Photo/Andy Buchanan)
The commission was set up following a last-ditch promise made by the leaders of Britain's unionist three main political parties to grant Scotland greater autonomy if it voted "No" in the September independence referendum.

Other proposals include control over air passenger duty, some welfare payments and part of national sales tax, as well as the right for 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in Scottish elections, below the national threshold of 18.

Decisions on corporation tax will stay on a national level.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "delighted" with the proposals.

"This is a good day for the UK... We are keeping our promise to the Scottish people," the Conservative leader said.

He also pledged to put forward a plan by Christmas to grant greater devolution to England -- a key demand from supporters in England who resent the powers being given to Scotland.

"The report today also makes the case for English votes for English laws unanswerable," he said.

Draft laws for greater Scottish devolution are to be drawn up by January 25.

The British government has come under pressure to deliver on its promise after a close-run victory for those who wanted Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom.

Draft laws for greater Scottish devolution 
are to be drawn up by January 25 (AFP
 Photo/Andy Buchanan)
Nationalists wanted more

Scots voted by 55 percent to 45 percent to stay within the UK.

Scotland's devolved government is run by the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), whose ranks have swelled since the referendum.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the proposals were "not real home rule".

"I welcome all new powers -- and pay tribute to Lord Smith -- but 70 percent of our taxes and 85 percent of welfare (are) staying at Westminster," the SNP leader said.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney lamented that it did not include several measures the SNP wanted, but welcomed the outcome "as far as it goes".

The right to full control over income rax rates was backed by Conservatives and the SNP but the opposition Labour Party long resisted the change.

Former Scottish Labour opposition leader Iain Gray, who sat on the commission, called the proposals "real change".

"These are real powers and they will make our parliament one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world," he said.

Chairman Smith said he accepted that some would think his recommendations had gone too far, while others would say they had not gone far enough.

The devolution report follows up a promise made by the leaders of Britain's three
 main political parties to grant Scotland greater autonomy ahead of the independence
referendum in September 2014 (AFP Photo/Andy Buchanan)

"This process was always going to be difficult. It demanded a compromise from everyone involved," he said.

But he also cautioned on the time needed to implement reforms, saying: "Change of this magnitude cannot be rushed through."

Thursday's report is the result of more than a month of talks with representatives of the Scottish Parliament's five political parties and also took into account 400 submissions from organisations and more than 18,000 contributions from the general public.

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