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"I am a Liberal,
because I have a positive outlook on people and wish them the very best that I
can imagine. Life is not always fair, and human beings are not perfect. -
Therefore, we need a Liberal society. A society with a wealth sufficient to
ensure, that we can take care properly of those affected by the unjust, those
who in a period or a lifetime can not take care of themselves. I am proud
Liberal, because I know that a Liberal society makes the weak strongest
MEP-candidate speech here on youtube
Why do Europeans love Democratic
Hans-Jorgen Gotsche (ALD International
The last half year or so we have witnessed an escalation of war-acts in Middle
East (Syria) and Europe (Ukraine) - with two different scenaria. In Syria Shiite
muslims shoot on Sunni muslims, and everybody shoot on the christians. This
situation is backed by Iran, who has a big interest in destabilizing the area
around Israel, while they are waiting for a chance to produce a nuclear bomb.
In Ukraine, Russia's President
Putin has revived the inbuild Russian mentality from the "good old" Sovjet days
- "we are very important players in this game, and nobody can stop us". A mix of
bandits, soldiers and fortune-hunters, all masked, are sweeping over first
Crimea and now the South-East of Ukraine, shouting for Putin's assistance.
What's completely wrong with this
picture? Oh yes - where is USA in all this mess? 15 months ago President Obama
started his second term in the White House, and during his 5 years
administration, USA has in fact not had a foreign policy. There were some few
bright moments in the first 4 when Hilary Clinton was secretary of state, but
since the two wimps Obama and Kerry teamed up in January 2013, Putin and other
warlords have been free to act however it suits them.
And here we come to a pivotal
point - in the last 50 years every Democratic US President has been disregarding
or ignorant of foreign policy. When there was a Republican President, there has
always been fast reaction and efforts to solve problems outside USA - now always
very successful, but at least an indication of "we won't accept that".
Let's have a look: Lyndon B.
Johnson (D) really messed up in Vietnam, Richard M. Nixon (R) - everybodys
favourite scapegoat - was the first President to go to China and start
negotiations with the communists. Jimmy Carter (D) was a disaster home and
abroad and ended up with a hostage-situation in Iran, which Ronald Reagan (R)
quickly solved. Reagan - the B-rated Hollywood actor, together with real
statesmen like Gorbatjov, Kohl and Thatcher - then broke down the Berlin-wall
and the Sovjet empire, reunited Germany. In came Bill Clinton (D) who was so
lucky not having any real foreign problems. He only couldn't keep his private
parts in his trousers. 8 months after George W. Bush (R) entered office, WTC was
attacked and over 2000 people were killed - but he reacted fast to show the mad
guys in the world, that USA wouldn't accept that. And since then every European
hates or ridicules him. So biiiiig expectations, when Barack Hussain Obama (D)
took over in the White House "Change. . .".
And what a huge disappointment,
not even at home in the states do people now consider him a change - at least
not to the better. Unfortunately for all the political correct and "human"
people here in Europe, Obama turned out to be a wimp. And Putin is marching on
with all his Neo-Sovjet ideas and plans - no match till January 2017 . . .
Every last Saturday of the
month (+ extra days announced) the Valletta office will normally be open from 10-14
- next time
April 10.45-14.00. Gozo
office is open the other Saturdays.
The OSCE report on the
Maltese election 09-03-13 (with highlighted comments)
Maltese Members of the European Parliament 2013/14:
News from the
11/12 parliamentary elections in the coming EU-member
(1. July 2013) became a veritable success for the
ELDR member parties HNS (Hrvatska Narodna Stranka, Croatian
People's Party) and IDS (Istarski Demokratski Sabor, Istrian
Democratic Assembly) were both part of the winning four-party coalition
Kukuriku Koalicija, and will be leading the negotiations for Croatian
In the latest polls the former Government party of
Denmark, the Liberals, has improved
from the elections (15/9-11) 24% to 30%. The new Government party, Labour,
has fallen from 26% to 19%. (Primo Feb 2014)
At the Russian
election primo December 11 ELDR member Yabloko
collected more than
15% of the votes for the elections to the State Duma of Saint
Petersburg, ensuring Liberal representatives in the city’s parliament
|ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt's opening speech at the party congress
in Dublin 09-11-12:
Imprisonment sentence to environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko is
discrediting the Olympics
Statement by the YABLOKO party,
Earlier today the Krasnodar Regional Court has dismissed the
complaint submitted by lawyers of environmental activist Evgeny
Vitishko. This means that the verdict of the court of a lower
instance in coming into force. This verdict envisages a three-year
imprisonment term for Vitishko due to his criticism of Governor of
the Krasnodar Territory. Earlier Vitishko had been sentenced to
three years of probation for making inscriptions on the fence
unlawfully erected in the nature reserve. Now probation has been
replaced by a real imprisonment term.
[The court of a higher instance has] has blatantly neglected the
order of the Supreme Court to conduct a new examination of this
The YABLOKO party is outraged by the cruel sentence against civil
activist. A sentence to Evgeny Vitishko represents another episode
in the ongoing wave of reprisals against civil society activists and
all the dissenting with the policies of the Governor of the
Krasnodar Territory. [Governor] Alexander Tkachyov has been settling
accounts with his opponents, and this looks especially cynical
against the background of the Olympics.
Making such monstrous sentences the authorities do all so that
the present Olympics would be compared with the Olympics in 1936.
YABLOKO is urging the federal authorities to pay attention to the
lawlessness and arbitrary rule taking place in the Krasnodar region,
that cause irreparable reputational damage to the [Sochi] Olympics.
We demand that Public Prosecutor General must appeal against
Evgeny Vitishko must be released!
23rd of November 2012 the US Embassy in Ta' Qali kindly open its
doors for a debate over LGBT and the
media in Malta. As the only party present Alleanza Liberali felt very
embarrassed over the absence of both other parties and the gay and
lesbian communities in Malta except Gabi Calleja.
But the Ambassador, Ms.
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, honoured us by her presence
during the whole meeting, and media-expert Mr. Charles Taylor
managed to keep the interest alive in a very charming way with his
Very few quotes from the
C.T.: "It gets
better . . ." - how do the media response to gay rights?
G.C.: Quite OK, but
in Maltese soaps there are very stereotypic gay characters. Rather
chocking private comments in the newspapers on the net.
C.T.: It is not a
big deal anymore for celebrities to come out.
H.J.: The entrance
to the media is through the two dominating parties - and they are not
really interested in LGBT rights.
(Photo shows Ambassador
Abercrombie and Gabi Calleja at a former event - as we were not allowed
to "shoot" inside the Embassy)
The new Gozo office in Marsalforn
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