Monthly Archives: November 2010

IL PALIO DI SIENA 2010, ISLAMICO O STORICO ?

Il Palio di Hassoun. una testimonianza non islamica ma storica Quest’anno il Palio senese ha dato origine a una onda di commenti. Era da aspettarsi perché  il Comune di Siena aveva scelto un musulmano di Libanon, il Signor Hassoun, per … Continue reading

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ELECTIONS EURO-PARLIAMENT: Test the candidates; exemple pour les elections futures

An effort made in 2004 and to be repeated in future European elections in evaluating the various candidates on the basis of their voting or statements on important issues. In this case the Turkish candidature. Continue reading

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CARNAVAL DE DIPLOMATIE ROMANTIQUE

European summit in the Hague december 2004. Decision to start accession negotiations with Turkey. The dangers of diplomacy by emotion. Continue reading

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GONZALEZ ON OUR “COMMITMENTS” TO TURKEY

Felipe Gonzalez speaks of honorinhg committments made to Turkey. However apart from commiutments which Gonzalez and others may have made personally to Turkish interests, the Eurioean Union as such has no commitments, except the one to go for the time being along with furhter negoriations as explorations. Neither the Criteria of Copenhagen can make a difference to that sitiuation. Continue reading

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America and Kosovo

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 … Continue reading

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CARNAVAL OF ROMANTIC DIPLOMACY – dec.2004

Carnival of Romantic Diplomacy What should we retain from the European Council session of December 17th 2004? A quick appraisal and a look forward A Carnival of romantic diplomacy> The European Summit of December 17th 2004 in The Hague brought … Continue reading

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TURKEY Bogeyman or savior

“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 … Continue reading

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