EU’s planned Hedgemony into Africa

The 3041st session of the Council of the European Union – FOREIGN AFFAIRS – will take place on 25 October 2010 (14.45), in the Conference Centre FIL – 5, Rue Carlo Hemmer, Luxembourg, under the presidency of Ms Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

So lets take a look at what the unelected Ms Ashton will be discussing on behalf of the 500m EU ‘citizens’.

Here is the agenda:

The following items will be discussed at this session:
– Sahel
– Middle East
– Cuba
– Summit preparations
a) EU-US (Lisbon, 20 November 2010)
b) EU-Ukraine (Brussels, 22 November 2010)
c) Union for the Mediterranean (Barcelona, 20-21 November 2010)
– Georgia
– European Neighbourhood Policy

Now the first thing that catches my eye is the item marked Sahel. What or where the hell is Sahel I hear you ask. Well, here is the Wikipedia explanation.

The Sahel is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition between the Sahara desert in the North and the Sudanian savannas in the south (the Arabic word, however, means any such transitional zone, e.g. in Algeria). It stretches across the north of the African continent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. The Sahel covers parts of the countries of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

You may recall that this is the area in which the EU opened an immigration centre (Mali) last year to allow a mixed bag of migrants from this region to relocate to the 27 member states of the EU.

However, reading a little deeper, it is also seen by the EU as an area “where a vicious cycle of poverty, political conflict, weak states, drug trafficking, terrorist groups and progressive Islamic radicalisation is increasingly taking hold” according to The European Parliament’s Committees on Security and Defence, Foreign Affairs and Development.

So two questions immediately spring to mind. A) What the hell has this region got to do with the EU, as surely this is covered by their own political regional body, the African Union (the only African state not in the AU is Morocco)

and B) if this area is such a threat to security why is the EU promoting immigration from same.

The second question obviously makes no sense, until you get to the agenda item marked Union for the Mediterranean (Barcelona, 20-21 November 2010). Its about expanding the EU to take in not just those states who have indicated an interest, i.e. Iceland, Turkey, Israel etc, but also those states around the Mediterranean and down into the sub-sahara region whether they want EU interference or not.

So lets look at the Union for the Mediterranean. Firstly here is the official EU take on EuroMed from the EEAS (the EU Foreign Affairs department run my Ms Ashton). Look innocuous enough, not really enough to raise an eyebrow.

Initially opposed by the EU and some members states as they saw it as nothing more than a move by the French to reestablish its colonial days in North Africa, it has this year taken on a new life.

It resurrected The Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly, and the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly which consists of parliamentarians appointed by:

* the national parliaments of the EU Member States;
* the national parliaments of the ten Mediterranean partners (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey)
* the European Parliament.

The EMPA consists of a maximum of 240 Members, of which 120 are Europeans (75 from the EU national parliaments and 45 from the EP) and 120 are from the NPs of the EU’s Mediterranean partner countries, so as to guarantee North-South parity.

The Assembly’s inaugural meeting took place in Barcelona on 21 January 2010.

The Assembly provides a forum within the Union for the Mediterranean, to bring together members of the EU’s Committee of the Regions and their counterparts from the Mediterranean partner countries, with the aim of strengthening cooperation between local and regional authorities around the Mediterranean.

And lets not forget at this stage people, that every meeting, conference, plenary, dinner, event, report, payment, grant or award is paid for by you the taxpayer, whether that money is channel via Westminster or Brussels.

It appears that the EU is playing a dangerous game of hegemony, encroaching on the political zone currently overseen by the AU, (which you can see by its political bodies is almost identical to the EU), and capitalising on the splits within that organisation, in search of what.

One thing that immediately springs to mind is Oil and Gas, and the EU seems prepared to embark on its own form of the War on Terror, whether real or perceived, using taxpayers money to bribe, cajole or threaten these states in order to acquire the rights to their mineral wealth.

Bring under the EU umbrella those states in the EuroMed zone where political influence is readily exchangeable for cash bribes and projects, and simultaneously extend the security borders of the EU to the Sahel region using the newly formed EU military structures in order to protect those Oil, Gas and mineral deposits.

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) has all the clues in its report, (which I understand will be discussed at the Ashton meeting) but lets be clear, EU funding for this is going to cost taxpayers dear, but the real cost, the human cost to sustain this kind of policy will make the use of military intervention inevitable.

It would appear to some that the EU wants to create its own form of Afghanistan in Africa in an attempt to bind Europe together. That may sound cynical, but expect to see in coming years North African immigrants becoming the patsies for this when the body bags start coming home.

Which brings me back to Morocco. Not being a member of the AU has meant that it has had to look elsewhere for its political and social development, and in many instances its security, and there are many who will say that it has already been bought lock stock and barrel by the EU.

But compliance with the overtures from the EU has its benefits for Morocco. Immigration from Morocco to the EU states is already the highest of any African state, and the EU ‘investment’ in Morocco is currently running at many billions of €’s. There is talk of huge infrastructure projects being funded by the EU, least of which is a road bridge between Morocco and Spain as part of the Euro-Med Transport policy.

I have to ask whether this kind of hedgemonistic policy by the EU is really in the long term interests of the UK, which again raises the question is our membership of the EU in our best interests.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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12 Responses to EU’s planned Hedgemony into Africa

  1. Now more than ever it looks like they want to reconstitute the Roman Empire.

  2. wg says:

    This arrogant EU machine just keeps on going.

    I don’t think that the African nations are so easily kicked around now though.

    • chris southern says:

      The African nations seems to be playing Europe and China off against each other, both are handing over shed loads of wonga in return for favours and resources.

      The similarities to the Roman empire is because of the trade routes, all of the more succesfull empires were based on controlling trade routes by military means and resources by buying tribal chiefs/goverments.

      It’s the same old game, the people fund it, the people do the fighting and those at the top take the rewards and I agree with Ian regarding the possibility of things going tits up and ending up in major war (not just the Illegal wars we have/are seeing.)

  3. Edward Hill says:

    I believe that this is only a part of a global trend, and a move towards a ‘one world government’. It’s not just happening in Europe, but also all around the world. It is all clearly laid out in this document.

    United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
    Second General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
    Lima, Peru, 12-26 March 1975

    Click to access Lima_New_Intl_Econ_Order.pdf

    You can see the same patterns emerging in varying degrees of completion in the Americas, Australia, Asia, and Africa.. The same patterns of behaviour which led to the founding of the EU can be seen everywhere. Also, the same concerns from the people of the countries involved are being completely ignored by their respective governments. The declaration is proof that events which are unfolding in Britain, Europe (EU) and across the world, were in fact planned and set in motion many years ago. The fact that many successive governments have come and gone, and each one has implemented these declarations and treaties without the knowledge and/or permission of the electorate, can only be seen as an act of betrayal and treason. When you read documents like ‘The Lima Declaration’, and treaties which made up ‘The Lisbon Treaty’ and have led to the founding of the EU, you start to realize that there is an all powerful driving force behind all this, which is never spoken of, or wants to show itself. There are guiding hands at work within the U.N. with just one agenda, to implement the Lima Declaration, and impose interdependence and totalitarianism through globalization. It is an uncomfortable and disconcerting thought that who or whatever drives this process has such power, control and influence over so many countries’ governments, that they can implement such a plan by stealth on a global scale, without the knowledge or consent of the people.


    • EDDIE G says:

      Obviously Satonion bilderbergers, for there pure lust of wealth, power,communitarian sociaty, that to crush our identerties and dimminish a nation at the click of a finger, is pure acts of evil, that no doubt luciffer himself would be proud of!

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  6. Vicky says:

    Open letter to the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    from Anders Bruun Laursen

    Anders Bruun Laursen
    June 27. 2006

    To the Prime Minister

    Allow me the following three questions:

    Question 1: Why have you, our politicians, and the media told us nothing about the Euromediterranean Project, which has been in existence for more than 10 years now?

    Interesting letter with some very interesting links.

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  8. Vicky says:

    Anders covering the EUMED project.

  9. Vicky says:

    Click to access a22.pdf

    The UfM Is Born, a New Euro-Mediterranean Model
    Birth of the Union
    for the Mediterranean:
    A New Euro-Mediterranean Paradigm?

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