The conference on Europe is the next step to the United States of Europe?
by Cesare Sacchetti
A document drafted by France and Germany is circulating in these weeks in the European chancelleries.
The paper is called “The conference on the Future of Europe” and resembles a sort of road-map outlining the future of the European continent.
Once again the French-German axis who heavily sways the European Union took the initiative without involving the other European partners.
The document raised some eyebrows in Europe, considering the growing skepticism coming especially from the Eastern European bloc toward Emmanuel Macron.
Basically, France and Germany proposed a timeline for this conference, whose main goal should be to lead Europe toward the path of a more integrated political project.
Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, was certainly the inspirer of this event when the last July he announced the proposal of this conference before the Special European Council.
In that occasion the French president had proposed also to assign the presidency of this meeting to Guy Verhofstadt, known to be an ardent supporter of the European federalist project, namely the United States of Europe.
It is not by chance that the United States of … Read More
Trump is not an academic. He isn’t poised, erudite nor serpentine. In 2016 he got elected with three catchy phrases: lock her up, drain the swamp, build the wall. His speeches and the positions he chose to adopt were very far away from the more cautious ones defended by his contenders, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or the last surviving competitor, Ted Cruz. The anti-establishment, anti-elite campaign Trump ran doesn’t remove him from the political spectrum. His discourse, that some tried to paint as brand-new, is part of a long story. His economical and social measures are embedded in American traditions and so is his geopolitical volition.
First let’s shatter one of the most prevailing myths in American history: isolationism. Some have argued that Trump is a dangerous isolationist that wants to break the ties America has with close allies. America’s Declaration of Independence goes back to 1776, after a few decades of soul searching the newborn nation fought Britain again from 1812 to 1815. Few years later (1823) the Monroe Doctrine was enacted, right after Brazil’s independence from the Portuguese crown. A lot of former Spanish colonies had already declared their independence too. This doctrine assumes that no European power … Read More
Alexandre del Valle débattait avec Nicolas Imbert, directeur général de Greencross, autour du sujet de l’urgence climatique.
La prochaine réunion du MWI aura lieu à Bruxelles le 3 décembre à 18h (à son siège au 52 – 54 avenue de la Sapinière à Uccle) sur le thème : l’Europe face au jihadisme avec l’eurodéputé LR Arnaud Danjean et le président du Centre d’Analyse du Terrorisme Jean-Charles Brisard.
La conférence sera suivie d’un cocktail et d’une dédicace du nouveau livre d’Alexandre del Valle et d’Emmanuel Razavi : LE PROJET.… Read More
Le MWI recevra à Bruxelles le président du CAT Jean-Charles Brisard et l’eurodéputé français Arnaud Danjean pour un débat sur le terrorisme islamiste.… Read More
Le Multipolar World Institute et Alexandre del Valle ont reçu le directeur de Greencross (fondation créée par Mikhail Gorbatchev) Nicolas Imbert le vendredi 15 novembre à Bruxelles à l’occasion d’un petit déjeuner débat sur l’urgence climatique et la résilience territoriale.
Thèmes abordés durant cette rencontre : Revenir sur la vision initiale de Mikhail Gorbachev et les contributions de Jean-Michel Cousteau à cette vision; les retours d’expériences des projets et initiatives de territoires de GreenCross. Un débat aura ensuite lieu autour de la multipolarité, des impacts diplomatiques, des enjeux de gouvernance, du financement et de la transformation des territoires.
Une vidéo de la conférence sera bientôt disponible
Samuel Huntington has been one of the most influent thinkers of the past century, his ideas have shaped a generation of politicians and scholars. Yet there is an immense gap between his famous Clash of Civilizations and his less known Who are we?
This Huntingtonian Discord (discorde huntingtonienne) is usually overlooked but its geopolitical consequences are enormous. He gathers the United States, Canada and most of Europe as part of a Western Civilization in his Clash but in his other aforementioned book he writes:
“Would America be the America it is today if in the 17th and 18th centuries it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics? The answer is no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.”
If in one book Huntington defends that Western Civilization is both Protestant and Catholic in another he clearly excludes Catholics by pointing out something that is true, America’s essence is hostile to Catholicism and has very little to do with it. European Civilization and Western Civilization are two different, some would even say irreconcilable, realities. It is not uncommon to see great authors contradict themselves, some … Read More
- The Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria announced on Sunday that it had a struck a deal with the Syrian army in order to fend off an escalating Turkish attack in the region.
- The Kurdish-led administration said in a statement that the Syrian army would deploy troops along the Syrian-Turkish border in order to assist Kurdish forces and help “liberate” areas held by Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups.
- Turkey’s assault on Kurdish forces in Syria comes just days after President Donald Trump announced that he would soon be pulling out US troops still stationed in the region.
Tony Abbott’s business adviser says global warming a fallacy supported by United Nations to ‘create a new authoritarian world order under its control’
Climate change is a hoax developed as part of a secret plot by the United Nations to undermine democracies and takeover the world, a top adviser to Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has warned.
Maurice Newman, the chief business adviser to the prime minister, said the science showing links between human activity and the warming climate was wrong but was being used as a “hook” by the UN to expand its global control.
“This is not about facts or logic. It’s about a new world order under the control of the UN,” he wrote in The Australian
“It is opposed to capitalism and freedom and has made environmental catastrophism a household topic to achieve its objective.” Born in Ilford, England, and educated in Australia, Mr Newman, a staunch conservative and former chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange, has long been an outspoken critic of climate change science.
He was appointed chairman of the government’s business advisory council by Mr Abbott, who himself is something of a
US-German friendship is “at shreds”. This was the expression used by Daniel Broessler on the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, to describe the actual condition of the relationship between Berlin and Washington. Despite the dramatic tone, it’s not too far-fetched to say that the USA and Germany are really at loggerheads, a situation not seen since the end of WW2.
The recent delay of the meeting between Mr. Pompeo, US Secretary of State, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is just the latest chapter of a deteriorating diplomatic course between the two countries. Tensions arose since the first steps of Trump’s administration in 2017, when Peter Navarro, assistant to the President and director of the National Trade Council, stated that Germany was taking advantage of a “grossly undervalued currency”, the euro.
The spat between Washington and Berlin went on with the explicit threat by the White House to impose tariffs on EU automotive exports, a measure expected to severely hit the German car exports to the USA. The relations between the two countries dramatically worsened when Trump became president, and it is not by chance. Until the end of the Obama administration, Washington had never changed … Read More