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, February 12, 2015

Merkel, the woman in the middle of European crises

Yahoo – AFP, Frank Zeller, 12 Fen 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) shakes hands with officials during a round
 table meeting, part of the European Council Summit, at EU headquarters in
Brussels on February 12, 2015 (AFP Photo/Alain Jocard)

Berlin (AFP) - Germany's Angela Merkel was the first to concede after a Ukraine peace plan was reached in Minsk that "big hurdles" remain to silence the guns, but many are already hailing her as Europe's peacemaker-in-chief.

During 10 long months of fighting, Merkel and her foreign minister have doggedly kept up the dialogue with Moscow, the first time that post-war Germany has taken the lead in trying to resolve a military conflict.

The chancellor has acted shoulder-to-shoulder with President Francois Hollande, to signal Franco-German unity and perhaps to allow her to share the blame if it all goes horribly wrong.

France's President Francois Hollande (R) 
and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hug
 each other during a press conference after
 a summit on Ukraine, in Minsk on Feb.12,
 2015 (AFP Photo/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
Cautious as ever, Merkel at the end of marathon talks in Minsk played down expectations that the latest deal would hold, calling it just a "glimmer of hope" and soberly stressing "I have no illusions".

She then jetted off to a Brussels summit, where all eyes were again on Merkel as debt-hit Greece seeks to renegotiate the tough loans programme she has championed through the eurozone crisis years.

It is a sign of her standing that even Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis -- despite Athens' anger at Merkel's austerity diktat -- this week complimented the trained physicist as "by far and away the most astute politician in Europe".

Through the Ukraine conflict, Merkel, a Russian speaker who grew up in communist East Germany, has spoken more than 40 times to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer in the German Democratic Republic fluent in her language.

Last week Merkel, often derided as painfully cautious, flew with Hollande to the Kremlin in a last-ditch effort to prevent greater bloodshed, if not a full-blown East-West confrontation.

All the while she has insisted "there is no military solution", resisting pressure building in Washington on US President Barack Obama to send arms to Kiev's embattled troops, a move Merkel fears would only escalate the war.

'Nothing goes without Merkel'

In the 17-hour crunch summit in Minsk, following a gruelling week of shuttle diplomacy, Merkel, 60, harnessed what she has called her "camel-like" ability to store up sleep like water and negotiate through the night.

If the ceasefire takes effect, holds and ends the crisis, the pastor's daughter often described as "the world's most powerful woman" will likely be praised as having achieved her finest hour as she nears 10 years at the helm of Europe's top economy.

German mass-circulation daily Bild has hailed Merkel as "the world chancellor", marvelling at a week of frantic diplomacy that took her to Kiev, Moscow, Munich, Washington, Ottawa and Minsk.

"In the conflict with Russia, the US has taken a backseat and let the EU take the lead, with Angela Merkel at the helm," commented German news weekly Die Zeit.

Vienna daily Die Presse said that "nothing goes without Merkel on the European stage, she dominates Europe".

"Germany has shed the restraint it had imposed on itself since the Second World War ... If not Merkel, who else would have got Russian President Vladimir Putin at least to the negotiating table?"

At home, cautious praise came even from her bitterest political enemies.

"That is a first success of diplomacy that could turn out to be meaningful," conceded Gregor Gysi, leader of the far-left Linke party. "She deserves respect for this."

(L-R) Russia's President Vladimir Putin, France's President Francois Hollande,
 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 
Minsk on February 11, 2015 (AFP Photo/Maxim Malinovsky)

Senior Social Democrat Rolf Muetzenich voiced "big respect for Angela Merkel's achievements", saying her busy schedule must have pushed her to her physical limits.

'Limited influence'

However, not all have joined the Merkel fan club.

News weekly Der Spiegel in a commentary this week conceded that three-time election winner Merkel is "impressive", but went on to say that so far she had achieved few substantial outcomes.

"Quite clearly, the chancellor has since the beginning completely underestimated Putin's cunning and determination," it judged. "She should have been either harder or softer -- her middle path has hardly impressed Putin.

"Angela Merkel, much-admired, is nothing more than a politician who misjudges developments, makes bad choices and has limited influence."

Judy Dempsey, senior associate with Carnegie Europe, said that Merkel had "discovered foreign policy" after Obama "delegated" handling the Ukraine crisis to her, a task no other European leader proved equal to.

"The fact that she stuck it out for 17 hours shows her experience as a negotiator at the EU summits," Dempsey said. "Putin had to discover that here was a leader who seriously wants some kind of peace in Ukraine.

"Her role has been absolutely crucial, but the big question is: what happens now if the deal doesn't stick? She's carried an awful lot of risks."


Merkel, Obama reaffirm partnership, vow path of diplomacy
in Ukraine

Related Articles:

No comments:

Post a Comment