Mon 18 Jan 2010
The Euromediterranean Free Trade Area and a Protest to the Danish Foreign Minister Against the Appointment of A Muslim Secretary General for the Union
Summary: According to the Barcelona Declaration of 1995, confirmed on the occasion of the proclamation of the Mediterranean Union in 2008, at the 2010 deadline a Euromediterranean common market is to be created. After a stagnation in progress because of EU money shortage and the unwillingness of some Arab states, foreign ministers from France, Spain, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan met on 5 Jan. in Cairo in order to accelerate the process. They have nominated Jordanian ambassador Ahmad Masa'deh as the first Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean. He is now to be appointed in all secrecy through the usual anti-democratic consensus process. We have a few days to object with our foreign ministers to being ruled by a Muslim.
On 9th December the 43 Euromediterranean trade ministers convened at the 8th Euro-Mediterranean Trade Ministerial Conference to take stock: Very little in the roadmap adopted at the 6th Euro-Mediterranean Trade Ministerial Conference has been achieved in the target fields: Liberalizing trade in services and establishment: Not signed with a single partner country. Strengthening the institutional and legal framework: The negotiations on the establishment of a dispute settlement mechanism: Agreement only signed with Tunisia. Strengthening regulatory convergence on industrial products: No agreement reached. Deepening the liberalization of agriculture: only signed with Egypt and Israel Euromed. Ministers welcomed progress in building a network of Free Trade Areas (FTA) in the Mediterranean: the entry into force of the Agadir Agreement between Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt (signed 2004) and the FTAs between Turkey and Egypt and between Turkey and Syria.
They will make companies aware of the main elements of the 6 Euro-Mediterranean projects, "cumulation of origin" and outsourcing of European industry to "partner countries" that have the potential of cheap labour. However, according to a Muslim imam, Muslims can only work 27 minutes a day - and cannot even manufacture the Islamic countries' own needles. They will desperately try to found a Euromediterranean Business Forum in 2010. They declare that the items of the roadmap should be implemented in 2010 - and there are, in fact, many bilateral negotiations going on.
I have written a letter to the Danish Foreign Minister, Per Stig Moeller, and asked him to stop the appointment of a Muslim Secretary General to rule the 2. Union, of which I have been forced to be a citizen - against my will and without any official information about the contents. Of course he will totally disregard it- as my earlier letter to him on the Euromediterrranean. Either way, this free trade zone will be proclaimed at a time because it is the fore-runner and model of the development of the one world state.
The Euromediterranean Free Trade area is scheduled to take off in 2010 according to the Euromediterranean Declaration of Barcelona of 1995, which was confirmed in the Joint Declaration of the heads of state and government at the proclamation of the Union for the Mediterranean in Paris on 13 July 2008. This Free Trade Area (FTA) is now overdue, and the Euromediterranean Project is at a decisive hurdle that could cost it the last remnant of credibility. This will not be allowed to take place, the Euromed being the New World Order model for the world state The FTA is the beginning of the construction of a Union like the EU to the Persian Gulf. The EU, too, started as a FTA. As Pres. Sarkozy stated about the Mediterranean Union: "We will turn the Mediterranean into an area of peace and we will build what we have built with the European Union''. I have recently described the latest development of that Union, which is to expand to include Saudi-Arabia, the Emirates and Iraq.
Here is a decisive step: The EU makes an Arab the first Secretary-general of the Union of which we are unknowingly citizens
Cairo Meeting to restart the Mediterranean Union. Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Spain, Tunisia, and Jordan met on January 5th, 2010, in Cairo, to discuss means to reviv the Union for the Mediterranean initiative. Wishing to start carrying out its duties as soon as possible, the representatives of Egypt, France, Spain, Tunisia, and Jordan welcomed the Jordanian candidate Ahmad Masa'deh (pictured) who should assume the role of UPM Secretary-General. The Jordanian candidature is due to be examined during the upcoming meeting of all member states’ officials on January 12th, 2010, in Brussels. Further to that a joint recommendation will be presented to the Foreign Ministers’ meeting to approve the nomination by mid February 2010, so that the Secretary-General and the secretariat institutional framework can start their duties by the end of February.
Aim of the Union for the Mediterranean is to boost Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on all its political, economic, and social levels.
Comment: According to ANSAmed 12 Jan., there are 15 days for the governments of the member states to object to the appointment of Massadeh.
This opens the possibility for you, dear readers, to protest with your foreign minister now against being governed by a Muslim.
See my letter to the Danish foreign minister below.
ANSAmed 12 Jan.: Another deciding element is still missing for the effective launch of the Mediterranean Union, and that is the approval of the statute (for the Euromediterranean Secretariat). There are two issues to be resolved: the number of undersecretaries, which is between five and six (Italy, Malta, Israel, the PNA, Greece and Turkey), and the portfolios to be assigned to them. (ANSAmed).
At the 8. Trade Ministerial Conference on 9 Dec. 2009 (below) it was stated that the Free Trade area will develop according to the
6th EUROMED TRADE MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE Lisbon, 21 October 2007 which set the following goals out The Euromed Trade Roadmap beyond 2010
Liberalising trade on services and establishment
Reinforcing the institutional and legal framework: negotiations on the establishment of a dispute settlement mechanism
Strengthening regulatory convergence on industrial products and deepening agriculture liberalisation
Enhancing regional integration
Euromed Ministers welcomed progress in the building up of a network of Free Trade Agreements in the Mediterranean region: the entry into force of the Agadir Agreement between Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt, and of the Free Trade Agreements between Turkey and Egypt and between Turkey and Syria
Ministers agreed that the Western Balkans should be included into the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean system of cumulation of origin
Euromed Ministers agreed that their overall objective remains the establishment of Euromed Free Trade Area at the horizon of 2010. Significant progress has been made … they are, however, still far from achieving their final objective. In this regard, the need for the EU to provide enhanced support to the Mediterranean textile sector, in particular as regards research and innovation, were highlighted. At the same time, Ministers noted that the proximity to the EU market, the delivery on time, the full application of the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean system of cumulation of origin and the process of regulatory convergence give to Southern Mediterranean countries a potential competitive advantage.
Ministers agreed on the need to start gradually preparing for this. They acknowledged that the conclusion of on-going negotiations remained the priority and that the timing also depends on the interest and readiness of Mediterranean partners to deepen Euro-Mediterranean trade relations and the importance, in this respect, of support from the EU.
Its discussions will focus on how to diversify and enhance trade, to encourage industrial integration and European investments in the Mediterranean countries. The Group will consider further work on issues such as non tariff barriers, intellectual property rights, competition, public procurement, technical barriers to trade, and improved consultation on trade measures having impact on access to markets.
EU Press Release 9. Dec. 2009: 8th Union for the Mediterranean Trade Ministerial Conference: Free trade area
Euromed Ministers generally endorsed the Euromed Trade Roadmap beyond 2010 (the "Roadmap"), …while noting the reservations by some Southern Mediterranean countries on certain aspects of the Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies concrete actions that can enhance economic integration and boost Euro-Mediterranean trade and investment by 2010 and considers progressively turning the existing Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements into deep and comprehensive Free Trade Agreements.
In their discussions on the Roadmap, Ministers have stressed the importance of timely and effectively implementing the actions and measures defined therein, in particular: 1) That the conclusion of the on-going negotiations should be given the highest priority. 2) That the implementation of the concrete initiatives foreseen in the Roadmap should start as soon as possible in 2010.
In particular: The implementation of the trade and investment facilitation mechanism should start without delay in view of a first phase being operational for business by 2010. The network of focal points that have been designated will meet in early 2010 to decide on the first steps to implement the mechanism. In this respect, Ministers have suggested looking for possible funding of this mechanism, under the different EU regional projects. The Euro-Mediterranean business should be made aware as soon as possible of the main elements of the Roadmap and its potential opportunities as well as the state of play of the Union for the Mediterranean projects. Ministers stressed the importance of the business participation in the implementation of the Roadmap. Ministers encouraged the organization in early 2010 of a Euro-Mediterranean business forum.
That Euro-Mediterranean trade relations should move beyond tariffs, to remove non tariff barriers and to include regulatory issues, so as to allow real market access and contribute to a more favourable investment climate. In this respect,
Austrian Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling and Minister for Trade and Industry Rachid Mohamed Rachid met at the Euromed-meeting on 9. Dec. 2009– selling us off to Islam. At the meeting, a dispute settlement agreement was signed between the EU and Tunisia. In addition, new dispute settlement protocols between the EU and Morocco and the EU and Jordan were provisionally signed.
That South-South regional integration is another key building block of the Euromed Free Trade Area and that the network of Free Trade Agreements in the Mediterranean region needs to be completed and subsequently reinforced by moving beyond trade in goods to cover services, investment and regulatory issues.
Ministers also noted the conclusions of the meeting of Euro-Mediterranean partners which took place in Alexandria in April 2009 which announced the establishment of the Intra-Mediterranean Fund with an initial budget of 400 Million Euros to fund viable infrastructure projects.
Ministers stressed that the Roadmap should be a dynamic work programme for the years to come. Ministers have agreed that the Senior Officials Working Group should meet in principle twice a year. Ministers also stressed the progress made by the Union for the Mediterranean in promoting regional projects, particularly relating to renewable energies and water.
Towards the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area
Euromed Ministers discussed the state of play of the establishment of a Euromed Free Trade Area at the horizon of 2010.
Liberalising trade on services and establishment
Following the Lisbon Ministerial conference, bilateral negotiations on the liberalisation of trade in services and the right of establishment were launched in 2008 with Egypt, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia and they should be concluded in the course of 2010.
Reinforcing the institutional and legal framework for Euro-Mediterranean trade: negotiations on the establishment of a dispute settlement mechanism
Ministers noted the signature of a bilateral protocol with Tunisia and the initialling of bilateral protocols with Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco. Ministers agreed that discussions need to be accelerated with a view to concluding as soon as possible the remaining bilateral protocols.
Deepening liberalisation of agriculture, processed agricultural and fisheries products
Ministers noted the conclusion of bilateral agreements with Egypt and Israel and that the agreement with Morocco is within reach. Ministers also encouraged the conclusion of the on-going negotiations with Tunisia.
Negotiations on Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products
Ministers noted the first agreement on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products (ACAA) that was initialled with Israel in June 2009. Ministers noted the request from Southern Mediterranean partners to accede to RAPEX.
Establishing a network of free trade agreements amongst Southern Mediterranean countries
Euromed Ministers welcomed progress in the consolidation of the network of Free Trade Agreements amongst Mediterranean partners, in particular the very recent signature of the Association Agreement establishing a Free Trade Area between Jordan and Turkey. The implementation of the Agadir Agreement between Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt has shown an increase of trade flows amongst the partners, although there is still potential. Ministers stressed the importance of … ensuring that business is aware of the opportunities offered by this agreement.
Enhancing regional integration
Ministers welcomed the significant progress made by the Pan-Euro-Med working group concerning the single regional convention on preferential rules of origin for the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean area, which will replace the current network of protocols, will allow the inclusion of the Western Balkans into the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean system.
The cooperation in the area of fight against piracy and counterfeiting in the Euro-Mediterranean region should be reinforced from 2010, notably through reinforced institutional capacities and exchanges of information and experience.
So the starting point for the establishment of the Euromediterrranenn FTA is 1) The aim of the Barcelona Declaration to establish the common market in 2010 as the target date. 2. The Lisbon Road Map from 2007. We can conclude that this common market had not been formed on 1st January 2010 as intended. Let us now look at the individual items of the roadmap:
Liberalizing trade in services and establishment: Not signed with a single partner country
Strengthening the institutional and legal framework: The negotiations on the establishment of a dispute settlement mechanism: Agreement only signed with Tunisia
Strengthening regulatory convergence on industrial productsNo agreement reached
Deepening the liberalization of agriculture: only signed with Egypt and Israel
Euromed Ministers welcomed progress in building a network of FTAs in the Mediterranean: the entry into force of the Agadir Agreement between Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt (signed 2004) and the FTAs between Turkey and Egypt and between Turkey and Syria.
This can not be called a success. At the Trade Ministerial Conference on the 9th of December, as usual, a lot about a dynamic move in the direction of the FTA was said. It is to be seen whether the partner countries have the will - and the EU money to realize this disastrous project. The perspective is not only an EU-like union - but also to outsourcing our industry to "partner countries" because they have cheap labour, if it can mobilize it, which one must doubt, however. The free movement of people, services, capital and goods was promised by the EU to the citizens of its “partner countries” in return for democratic and economic progress. This status was granted Morocco on Oct. 13, 2008. Besides, the EU is now recruiting 56 mio. African, Muslim workers + their families into the EU by 2050. But no matter whether the Southern partners will fulfill their obligations: The EU will proclaim this market some time in the future for globalist, New World Order reasons. See videos on right margin of this blog.
Letter dated 13 January, 2010, to Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller
According to ANSAmed 12 jan. 2010 the Mediterranean Union, which no politicians or the media have told us about, is now to appoint the Jordanian ambassador, Ahamad Masadeh, as Secretary General for this group of 27 EU countries and 16 non-EU countries - predominantly Muslim ones.
ANSAmed writes: "… it will receive its official acclamation during a meeting of high officials of the Mediterranean Union in Brussels. A statement will be circulated tomorrow among the 43 Foreign Ministers making up the Mediterranean Union, with comments to be made within 15 days. "
Against this background, I strongly ask you to vote against the appointment of an Arab to be the Secretary General of the second union, I was forced to be a member of without being asked - indeed, I have not even been officially informed about this citizenship - have had to dig it up myself!
At the VI. Euromediterranean Conference of Foreign Ministers in Napoli on 2-3 Dec. 2003, you and your European colleagues promised the then 10 "partner countries" EU's 4 freedoms, including freedom of movement in the Euromediterranean area in exchange for democratic and economic progress - without ever telling us about it. This status has now been granted to Morocco by the EU as of 13 October 2008. This is a very serious move. For now, the EU is so redeem the promise of Naples.
But according to The Express on 11 Oct. 2008, an EU project with the import of 56 million Africans (Muslims) + families into the EU will follow in the wake hereof by 2050.
According to the Italian Foreign Minister and former EU Commissioner Frattini, the future eastern border of the Mediterranean Union is to be the Persian Gulf, so as to include Saudi Arabia and the Emirates - ANSAmed 20.10.2009 . According to the Secretary General of Frattini´s Foreign Ministry, Iraq is to join the Mediterranean Union, as well.
I am also aware that the Mediterranean Union has its own Euro Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the EMPA.
ANSAmed writes that the statutes of the Union for the Mediterranean have not yet been determined.
I therefore strongly urge you not to approve the statutes without informing me and the Danes on them.
The political breach of trust is so great that I cannot leave you something that dangerous.
Anders Bruun Laursen
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