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Baroness Ashton please explain

September 11, 2013 14:52

An open letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Baroness Catherine Ashton and members of the EU parliament.

Valley below Efrat in Gush Etzion

Valley below Efrat in Gush Etzion. (photo credit:Yehoshua Halevi)

I would very much appreciate your guidance in assisting me to understand a glaring inconsistency in the EU's adherence to the basic principle of all being equal before the law, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation welcomes international participation unconditionally. No qualifications are stated for eligibility in regard to human rights, democratic government, territorial disputes and the like. Its web site states clearly

"International cooperation will be an important cross-cutting priority of Horizon 2020. In addition to Horizon 2020 being FULLY OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION, targeted actions with key partner countries and regions will focus on the EU’s strategic priorities."
[emphasis added]. See


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