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Putin hails 'greater Europe'

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posted on May, 10 2005 @ 04:49 AM
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Mr Putin, hosting the summit in the Kremlin, underlined the importance of Moscow's ties with the 25-member bloc at the start of the talks. "The strategic partnership with the EU is an important priority for Russia," he said.

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We wasnt other countries invited ?? strange




posted on May, 10 2005 @ 07:52 AM
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SthHemisphere,

"We wasnt other countries invited ?? strange"

What do you mean by this?

Cheers

BHR



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 08:13 AM
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i think he means

"why wasnt other countries invited?"

Probably because he is sucking up to Europe, thats why.



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 08:33 AM
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Just a typo' by Sth Hemisphere that altered the context of his post.

Sanc'.



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 08:58 AM
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Sth,

If you are meaning why were other countries not invited I have to ask when did Australia become part of Europe?



Cheers

BHR



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
Probably because he is sucking up to Europe ..

Yep .. and he misses when the Soviets actually had a
bunch of power and were bullies in the region. Putin is
hitching his horse to the French wagon ... and he can't
see that Chirac is driving that wagon in circles and is
going nowhere.

WHY do guys always look back to the 'glory days'?
Chirac looks back to when France was a power in the world
and to when it had 'THE' international language. He is in
some sort of time warp and he thinks he can recapture this
time period for France. (he can't) Some men in America do it.
It's the 'Al Bundy' syndrome .. 'I scored 4 touchdowns in
a single game' ... but the game was 20 or 30 years ago
and they haven't done anything significant since.

Putin has Al Bundy syndrome or Chirac fever.
Both are mind numbing.

[edit on 5/10/2005 by FlyersFan]



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by BillHicksRules
Sth,
If you are meaning why were other countries not invited I have to ask when did Australia become part of Europe?


The EU's Relations with Australia: Overview

The main document governing the bilateral relationship is the 1997 Joint Declaration on Relations between Australia and the European Union. In it, both sides reaffirm their determination to build up their relationship in order to support democracy and the rule of law, to promote peace and security, non-proliferation, a sound world economy with low inflation, high employment, a stable international financial system and a strong multilateral trade system based on free and open market principles.

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Sanc'.



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 09:31 AM
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Sanc,

That is all well and good but it does not distract from the fact that Australia is not part of Europe.

I am not dissing Oz or saying that Europe should not foster close relationships. All I am saying is that Russia borders Europe and the two groups are having a conference.

I am sure that there will be conferences between Oz and EU that Russia is not invited to and more than likely meetings between Oz and Russia that EU is not invited to.

That is the nature of international relations.

One should not be upset if one is not invited to sit at every table every time.

Cheers

BHR



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by BillHicksRules
That is the nature of international relations.
One should not be upset if one is not invited to sit at every table every time.

Cheers

BHR


BHR, point taken. But, no-one can deny the fact that Oz is a global player albeit a small one.

Sanc'.
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[edit on 10-5-2005 by sanctum]



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
WHY do guys always look back to the 'glory days'?


Because people learn from history (hopefully) and in particular about what works and what doesn't.



Chirac looks back to when France was a power in the world
and to when it had 'THE' international language. He is in
some sort of time warp and he thinks he can recapture this
time period for France.


I'm not convinced that Chirac is stuck in the past. On the contrary, France always was and still is one of the strongest proponents of the EU, which is a really revolutionary idea and one that creates a new European entity.



Putin has Al Bundy syndrome or Chirac fever.


I'm not anywhere close a Putin's fan, but still, I don't see anything abnormal in a declaration that relationship with Europe is top priority. Anyone who thinks that's not the case is a retard.



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 09:56 AM
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Sanc,

I quite agree that Australia is worthy of strong ties with.

Aelita,

I think you should refrain from using the word "retard" in your posts.

Cheers

BHR



posted on May, 10 2005 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by BillHicksRules
I think you should refrain from using the word "retard" in your posts.


If I'm sure it's not applicable to any of the posters, and hence doesn't offend anybody, I think I can use it any time


[edit on 10-5-2005 by Aelita]



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 04:40 AM
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Aelita,

I am at a loss as to why you feel you need to use such an offensive word to describe anyone who has a specific opinion that happens to differ from your narrow viewpoint?

If it was not meant as an offensive trolling reference, why use it?

Cheers

BHR



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