Russia finds allies in the European Parliament

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A third even accused the U.S. and the EU to bring the conflict in Ukraine. The European Parliament President Martin Schulz called on his colleagues to be "pragmatic" recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia as a fait accompli and do not rush to adopt new sanctions as Russia and EU have "common interests" in the energy sector.

The position of the second group, mainly represented by members of the Old Europe like Germany, was more cautious. "This is not the time to take hard resolutions, said Knut Fleckenstein of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. This is counterproductive, especially on the eve of negotiations on Ukraine scheduled for Thursday in Geneva with the participation Russia. "Then the most prominent representative of this group, the European Parliament President Martin Schulz, called his colleagues to be" pragmatic ", that is to say, recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia as a fait accompli and do not rush to adopt new sanctions against Moscow, given its common energy interests with Brussels.

In the European Parliament there are also defenders of Russia among socialists, left and independents. The Italian Social Democratic Arlacchi was outraged to see his colleagues accuse Moscow of destabilizing the situation in Ukraine while "ignoring the fact that the U.S. and the EU were the first to intervene in the affairs internal Ukraine ". The Spanish Socialist Willy Meyer even said that the U.S. and the EU were "directly involved in organizing the coup in Kiev." British Conservative Charles Tannock tried to counter this criticism by stating that "Yanukovych, who had fled the country, was dismissed by the parliament." What Meyer replied that "the decisions of a surrounded by paramilitary groups parliament" were "illegitimate."

The independent MP Andrew Brons was the most uncompromising: "The removal of Yanukovych was a violation of Ukrainian legislation She took to the EU, which is ingested in Ukrainian affairs when the latter renounced reconciliation. Brussels. Washington has also interfered in the internal affairs of Ukrainians. Why the United States had they allowed at a time, to require the withdrawal of missiles in Cuba and now, Russia should not s oppose the accession of its close to NATO and EU neighbor? "said the MP. Only Arlacchi and Meyer applauded. Read more

Algeria: President Bouteflika before the fourth term of office

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The opposition had announced before the election, to send observers in each of the 60 000 polling stations across the country to uncover fraud. Algeria had remained largely untouched by the movement of the Arab Spring. In recent weeks, however ("Enough") there had been several demonstrations of a protest movement called "Barakat". Especially young people accused the government during the protests, not enough to do against unemployment and to provide them with no prospects. Even on election day there was a small rally against President Bouteflika, but this was resolved after a short time by the police.

In 2009, Bouteflika had achieved a majority of 90 percent. Under his leadership, Algeria became a partner of the U.S. and claims to have fought against Islamist militants in the region. Algeria also exports natural gas to Europe. Algeria is one of the politically stable countries in the region, however, is that, according to critics, achieved by the autocratic policy Bouteflika, who had the support of military and intelligence. Especially many older voters based their vote for Bouteflika According to agency reports, the fact that he had taken care of after the Civil War in the 1990s for stability. At that time, 200 000 people were killed. Here you can

“I, President” Martin Schulz launches its campaign for the European

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"I, President of the Commission" Europe: the candidate social democrats Martin Schulz has launched his campaign Thursday in Paris before the socialist activists promised the fight against fiscal and social dumping. Greeted with shouts of "Martin (e, pronounced in German), President!" by some 2. 000 (according to organizers) activists from across Europe, who aspires to succeed José Manuel Barroso after the election on May 25 declined the program of European Socialists (PES). "My main fight will recreate the conditions of growth," he said, also engaging a European minimum wage proportional to the GDP of each country, the fight against social and fiscal dumping even within the Europe, a "charter digital rights to defend the individual rights of citizens in Europe" and the "end wage disparities woman / man." This convinced European 58-year rider but also authoritative, go-getter and without jargon, has humorously taken over in a speech in French clear, the figure had style used François Hollande during his televised debate against Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012, during the presidential election: "I, President of the Commission, I …" "Europe is in danger," warned the tribune Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the new boss of PS designating the "calamitous balance" Barroso and European Right and "bad wind Europhobia" fueled in particular by the "unclean beast" of nationalism. – "Rules for the post-crisis," Claimant "rules for the post-crisis" more adapted to the current economic climate when adopting the 3% Maastricht Treaty (1992), he called for " impose a new vote by our growth. " Unlike Mr. Schulz does not intend at this stage to "change" the treaty, Mr. Cambadélis pleaded for a change "Maastricht criteria": "Yes, we are going to the heart of the campaign the question of a new social treaty, "he announced. The "people of the left," he asked "not to be mistaken for anger is not the problem in Europe but the European People's Party (straight) who ruled Europe" in recent years. He was echoing the slogan of European Socialists: "The austerity of Brussels is an error, another vote, impose new growth." "Economic freedom can not, should not outweigh the social rights", has defended his Pervenche Beres, tops the list for the Ile-de-France from which warned that it intended to make good "campaign Social Europe ". For the first time, in favor of the Lisbon Treaty entered into force in late 2009, heads of state and government of the EU should consider the results of the European elections, and thus obtained the majority in Parliament, for the presidency of the Commission. The main opponent of Martin Schulz should be Luxembourg Jean-Claude Junker, the candidate of the European Right. Behind the slogan "My candidate is Martin Schulz," the Socialists and their allies PRG which included all the first list in each constituency whose ex-syndicalist Edouard Martin but also the Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira, the former Minister Pierre Moscovici, the Secretary of State for European Affairs, Harlem Désir hope that the German candidate manage to embody an election that will be difficult. Recent polls show the PS in third place, behind the FN and the UMP 25 May Some even fear that environmentalists pass by. Two other persons were also involved: the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and number 2 Spanish Socialist Workers Party, Elena Valenciano, whose intervention was briefly interrupted by protesters who accused through the deployment of a banner: "Austerity in Europe is also your fault." Faced with the abstention that looks important, socialists have planned several campaign tools, including door-to-door or a website, "Choosing Our Europe". PS seven other meetings are planned by May 25 in the other seven districts, including Lille, Nantes and Lyon. Also

Portrait – García Márquez, his life is a novel

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The episode is worth be summarized as it marks a before and after in the life of the author. That day his mother, Luisa García Márquez Santiaga, asked him to accompany him to Aracataca to sell the house of his maternal grandparents, where García Márquez lived until the age of eight. When Gabriel left the native village two days after the sale, he carries with him the treasure of almost all the stories he tell in his life. Memoirs are also tangled roots and breathe that gaiety which became the very stuff of language García Márquez. Instead Vivir para contarla ("Live to tell it"), the book should have been called "Living to enjoy them," because even the worst afflictions of poverty, hunger and disease are reported with invincible humor.

Memories of youth. Like the autobiography of Jorge Luis Borges, published for the first time in Spanish there four years, García Márquez Memories weave early subtle links between the history of the writer and the his country. Colonel Márquez, the telegraph García and they generate large families, all embody the fate of the country not as a main character but as victims or witnesses.

Gabriel García Márquez and his ancestors are as eager Caribbean wind picking up everything in its path, civil wars in which participated the maternal grandfather to the execution of three thousand demonstrators during the strike that brought the coup of thanks to the banana company in 1928. confused This episode is reported here at the place and the wrong, in so arbitrary order, but both should be so that the author could not do otherwise than conclude this part of the story with a phrase that certainly defines the whole book: "All these different versions are the cause of my false memories."

Memories of youth, however the appearance of the purest truth from schools to Barranquilla inseparable group of friends that García Márquez incorporates its own twenty-one years on the Caribbean coast. All these details narrated as a delta with endless ramifications emerge gradually the process of formation and affirmation of a writer born only for this: write.

This legendary genre are the memoirs, a genre probably older than writing, gives the reader not a story of what the author but it would be the face of history. The best compliment we can do to Vivir para contarla is that of all the wonderful books García Márquez, is the one who most resembles him. to read more on this topic

Gabriel García Márquez dies the feeling of a time gone

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There were many days now that the health of Gabo, writer soul of Latin America, graceful pen, cantor of a continent enchanted, was locked in a room of the hospital due to a bad infection. Respiratory infection that had made her frail body, so as not to exceed the recovery. She died as one of the most important voices in fiction of the twentieth century, bringing with him the last part of that century which today appears therefore even more distant. A party who has dreamed, dreamed irresistibly, it is left to drag in a world without time, where events succeed one another by turning in a circle, in which matter and spirit are reflected as in a mirror, transfigured by an imagination whose charm shines with the memory and the present, life and history.

His character wise and childish (or, of course, precisely because it wise child) led him to also be a source of intellectual inspiration for many, an image of critical consciousness capable of animating his civic engagement with its imagination and infected with the joy of the word, which contains the cosmos in a game of continuous creation and inexhaustible.

The twentieth century narrated by Marquez appears to us today maybe a bit 'far away, yet he himself was among the witnesses more alive, more real and strong of an era, the Sixties, in which Western culture had understood deeply the energy of the own thought and imagination, and looked at Macondo and to Latin America, to otherness as more alive than this strong imagination. In the radical otherness of the worlds often imaginary, dreamlike and sometimes even violent Marquez has created – like other large Latin American Cortazar from Lezama Lima-a mirror of visionary Western man, that he immediately understood how those places so far speak him and his state of mind much more than so many aspects of its actual historical condition.

With his death seems to fade away the feeling of a time gone, that does not seem to be very much present today and that gives us an idea of ​​how we were; His death reminds us of what it means to truly create hit something and express desire, life and poetry, which may put us in front of the energy of a life without limits tangible, concrete auroral but an absolute field in which the literature becomes the true strength and the art an unstoppable engine. Also read

The village of Laguiole wants to return its name

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Because they may not use it for commercial purposes the name of their village and have to pay in a lawsuit 100 000 euros, go mayor and residents of the village of the south Laguiole on the barricades. "We call on all 36 000 municipalities in France for solidarity," Mayor Vincent Alazard said on Thursday. "The authorities help during natural disasters. We are now the victim of a supernatural disaster. "

In the years-long dispute in 2012, the village had symbolically placed his name and removed the name signs. At the beginning of the week to Mayor Alazard turned in a letter to President François Hollande and asked for a meeting.

Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg showed on Wednesday in solidarity with the people of Laguiole: He spoke in a statement of "legitimate excitement" and recalled that a new law will lead to such "unfortunate situations" are avoided. However, the law that re-regulated, among other things, the use of place names as a brand name, not be applied retroactively – for the inhabitants of Laguiole it comes so late. Related information:

Yes Rooms at Def. Skip the referral of a balanced budget by 2016. Cuperlo: “Road right”

Room, ok the resolution of the majority Def – With 348 yes and 143 no even the Chamber of the House approved the resolution of the majority Def. Deputies also said yes to the postponement of a balanced budget, activating for the first time the derogation procedure provided for in Article 81 of the new Constitution. The authorization was granted with 373 yes, 114 no and 4 abstentions. Was required absolute majority of the members of the Assembly.

Reducing the tax wedge – It also undertakes the executive to "structural reduction of the tax wedge imposed on employees and assimilated with the lowest income, even taking into account family responsibilities"; "The reduction of taxation on labor from the business side as regards the reduction of IRAP, in order to give impetus to the growth of employment"; implement the delegation tax with the goal of greater equity of the tax system, simplification of compliance and supporting growth "and to" undertake a rigorous review of public spending. "For the majority of the cuts in public spending should not produce "recessionary effects."

The issue of employment and esodati – For other chapters, the resolution commits the government to resolve the issue of esodati, to promote the work and youth employment while also providing "the reorganization of contractual forms of social safety nets and active policies with the objective of overcoming the dualism and the rigidity of the labor market. " It then asks to "reform from 2015 the mechanism constraints of the Internal Stability Pact;" raise public investment, with particular reference to the plan for the safety of school buildings and interventions against the hydrogeological, "" the continuation of the actions have already been decided in connection with the Expo 2015. "

Cuperlo: "The road is the right one" – According to Gianni Cuperlo (Pd) was on the right track. "I believe that the path chosen by the government on Def is the right one.'s Commitment must be to the growth and we must try to make Italy a country more just from the social point of view. In a different relationship with Europe in which we must say that only with the rigor you do not grow. direction is the right one, then we will discuss the individual provisions. Although the story of a balanced budget, which I find fair postponed by one year, is a matter that should be discussed again in key European only policies continental it is possible to use the levers of investment policies that allow countries to share, "said the leader of the Democratic Party.

Padoan: "The gap will remain negative" – ​​"For Carlo Padoan" despite signs of recovery this year, also in 2014 the gap will remain very negative, the economic recovery is still fragile and the situation of the labor market remains difficult " . the balanced budget will be "achieved in 2016 and maintained until 2018," said Economy Minister, adding that the government will implement a "recovery plan to fully achieve the medium-term objective in 2016."

Exceptional procedure – "To promote the payment of debts of the public administration, the government has decided to take advantage of the exceptional procedure", which provides for the postponement of a balanced budget votes – in fact – a report of an absolute majority of the members of the Senate. The story on the letter to the EU was a storm in a teacup? "I think so, yes," said the minister. Also

The response of young IDUs Frédéric Lefebvre and Maurice Leroy

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Europe is a fundamental part of our identity. For us young IDU, Europe is both a horizon and a hello for France. European elections of 25 May are a historic opportunity for the French. They are faced with a crucial choice that will engage us for the coming decade: we want more Europe, more Europe? Or do we want a curled up on itself Europe and the return of national egoism? Our belief is that only a strengthened and united Europe will provide a future for young Europeans. Only a strengthened and united Europe will enable our continent to fight for equal arms deal with economic, diplomatic and military giants emerging around the world. Natural alliance, does not mean automatic Our belief is that we need to offer a clear choice to voters. In the last municipal elections, it is true, we have made a covenant with our partners in the UMP in many cities. This decision was based on a double sense. Political logic, which wanted united we can win more cities and a programmatic approach, because we share the same vision for our territories. But we want to remember that these alliances are by no means automatic, and that IDU is a free sovereign party of its decisions. The UDI is not a "sensitivity" is a political party in its own right, carrying values, beliefs and ideas. In IDUs there is a "I" is not superfluous, it is the assertion of our independence.

We sit in the ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) group and we stoutly maintain candidacy Guy Verhofstadt to preside over the destiny of the European Commission. Is this the case of the UMP? No.

We believe this alliance with the modem – with whom we share deeply European values ​​- is the guarantee of a coherent proposal to French. We Europeans, we propose to "make Europe" and not let the status quo, or worse, to undo what we have 60 years to build. A clear choice should be added, if necessary, that the choice of this route of independence is also a political and symbolic necessity. The proportional vote to turn requires us to separate for the addition of scores from the center and the right are higher than that of the far-right Marine Le Pen list. More on this topic

About 9400 the Easter weekend: Dax includes clear in Plus

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On Maundy Thursday, observers look on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on green shimmering trend signals: Supported by positive impulses from the USA put the German DAX benchmark index almost 92 meters, closing 0.99 percent higher at 9409.71 points. The most prominent German Börsenbaromter thereby continuing on to his starting on the day before recovery. In week view dealer registered an increase of about 1 percent.

The second-line index MDAX went before the Easter weekend at a premium of 1.08 percent at 16 142.90 points from the market. The TecDax moved 0.98 per cent to 1199.12 points. The Eurostoxx50 goodbye with a gain of just over half a percent in the holidays. The indexes in Paris and London to put. The U.S. Dow Jones index was shown to European trading end, however, almost unchanged.

In the course of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange ruled over large distances cautious restraint. "Whoever wants to be already well hang out the window, you do not know what happened the next four days," explained n-tv market expert Frank Meyer, the investment behavior of investors. The courses tended long down slightly, but significantly turn into positive territory in the afternoon. Trigger for the change in mood was Observers friendly economic data from the U.S. and the quarterly reports of several U.S. heavyweights. On Wall Street, investors need to process a true Zahlenwust at the reporting again.

A strong signal reached the exchanges from the U.S. Job Market: The number of initial claims for unemployment benefits last week rose was not quite as strong as expected. In addition, the Philly Fed Index showed that the business climate in the Philadelphia area had brightened significantly more than expected in April. From the further escalation in Ukraine conflict, the markets were unimpressed, investment analyst Uwe String wrote of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.

Among the favorites in Dax, however, counted as the day before shares in the automotive industry. So Daimler and Continental rose by 3 and 1.8 percent. After the valley of tears in the past year provides Europe's car market the manufacturers repeated source of quiet optimism: In March, the registrations submitted in the EU, the seventh consecutive month.

The shares of Tui conquered with plus 6.2 percent the top spot in the MDAX. Stock brokers rated the merger predominantly positive in the container shipping between Hapag Lloyd and the Chilean CSAV. The tourism group still holds 22 percent of the German shipping company. The merger would Tui could be completely separated from the container shipping industry and focus on the tourism business, said a broker. Also read this

Costa Concordia Rossi (Tuscany Region) Radio 24: “The port of Piombino ready in September»

"I was informed yesterday by the port authority in September there will be conditions to let the ship in port, if the work will go forward in this fast pace. In any case, the port will be used for many other things and to a center of destruction that we want to do. So anyway investments are well made. " So Enrico Rossi, the president of the Tuscany region, intervening in effect Spetia Simon Day on Radio 24, concerning the removal of Concordia. Speaking of the environmental risks of transport in Turkey, Rossi said: "I think it is right to better evaluate the two hypotheses Genoa and Piombino. I've always said that if we will be ready when the ship will be delivered rightly Piombino is the natural home. To bring it to Genoa it takes us four or five days in Piombino one day. " "I am clear – Rossi continues to Radio 24 – I have no interest as president of the region that the ship is taken away from Lily, who is carried off in the best conditions of safety and environmental impact, the ship is disposed of in our country and if we are ready, at the same cost, I do not see why we should not do in the nearest port. "

As for the inhabitants of Giglio: "Among other things they do not want to Giglio summer winching going to ruin the season. I'm clear on this matter – adds with a smile – In Tuscany, we are calm. " He knows that the phrase "I'm calm," does not carry very well these days? "I used the plural, eh." Continue reading