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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 - Brussels OJ edition

EU-Russia Summit on 18 November 2009 in Stockholm (debate)
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  Nick Griffin (NI). – Madam President, there is endless rhetoric here about friendship and cooperation between every state under the sun except for Russia. China commits genocide in Tibet. Turkey denies its Armenian holocaust. The USA flattens Iraq and this place fawns on them. But for Russia, there are only pompous and hypocritical lectures. This confrontational Russia phobia shamefully feeds the new Cold War drive of America’s warmongering neo-con lobby.

Of course, there are some local differences between Russia and her neighbours, but can we not agree that next week’s summit should be used to attempt to build bridges and cooperation between the eastern and western halves of our civilisation? For historical and cultural reasons, this is far more practical and safer than attempting to create unity with Turkey, Europe’s ancient and eternal enemy.

 
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