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Yalta summit divides Europe, again
EurActiv ^ | 02 May 2012

Posted on 05/02/2012 11:38:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A summit of the presidents of Central European countries due in Yalta, Ukraine, on 11-12 May, will be attended by some EU leaders and boycotted by others, EurActiv has learned. Ironically, Yalta is a symbol of the division of Europe during the Cold War, following the February 1945 meeting there between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.

At least four EU countries will boycott the Black Sea resort meeting. German media reported on 26 April that the country's new President Joachim Gauck canceled a trip to Ukraine this month amid worries about the health of imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

Then Czech media reported on 30 April that the country's President Vaclav Klaus has canceled its attendance over the same reasons. Reportedly, the presidents of Slovenia and Austria, Danilo Turk and Heinz Fischer respectively, followed this example.

Last February, Ukrainian authorities reportedly issued invitations to 20 heads of state: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro and Hungary. …

By attending the Yalta summit, those leaders who have concerns over the situation of Yulia Tymoshhenko will have the possibility of meeting Yanukovich to hear his explanations, the Ukrainian official said.

The European Commission confirmed that neither President José Manuel Barroso nor Štefan Füle, Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy commissioner, would attend.

The Yalta meeting appears to be a prelude to a possible EU boycott at political level of the 8 June 8-1 July Euro 2012 football tournament that Ukraine is hosting, together with neighboring Poland. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; tymoshenko; ukraine; yalta

1 posted on 05/02/2012 11:38:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Yalta was the very ill FDR's last gasp at spreading global socialism—this time by telling the noble Winston to STFU and letting his dear comrade Uncle Joe set the terms for post WWII Europe—and we all know how THAT went.

But the hundreds of millions of deaths by communism that FDR enabled is nothing compared to what Obama has in store for us if we don't vote for the GOP nominee come Nov..

2 posted on 05/03/2012 3:21:01 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna help Obama get reelected now!?!?")
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