Franco Frattini: Summit The State of Union 2013, Florence

Florence, 9th May 2013 President Frattini in Florence for the State of Union 2013 The future of EU citizenship and free movement At a time of great uncertainties, tight credit conditions for a large number of EU companies, and falling standards of living conditions for a growing segment of the EU population, it is hard to discuss the future of EU citizenship without due attention to how citizens, and particularly those at risk of poverty and social exclusion, see the EU as a whole. Latest EUROBAROMETER data show that perception of EU has worsened over the last 15 months; however, citizens...

Istanbul Lecture at Yeditepe University: Turkey and EU

Istanbul, 7th May 2013 Istanbul, Lecture at Yeditepe University: Turkey and EU Introduction I am aware that the cultural, historic and strategic gaps in self-perception will pose difficult challenges for even the best-intentioned and most far-sighted leadership on both sides trying to understand the nature of the international order. Yet if history events were confined to the mechanical repetition of past patterns, no transformation would ever occur. Every great achievement was a vision before it became a reality. It arose from commitment, not resignation to the inevitable. History, however,...

GLOBSEC in Bratislava: My views on European security

Solidarity, greater integration and cooperation with historical Allies GLOBSEC in Bratislava – 18th and 19th April, 2013 Panel on “A new vision for redesigning Europe” President Frattini: My views on European security: solidarity, greater integration and cooperation with historical Allies The best way to have a new vision for Europe is to go back to the original vision of the founding fathers. They had a political vision. In his personal letter to Konrad Adenauer, Robert Schuman anticipated his plan for Europe and explained that the objective of his proposition was not economical,...

Responsibility to protect or duty to protect: new perspectives on UN humanitarian interventions

Reykjavik Congress on Human Rights, April 2013 Speech delivered by President Frattini For many decades in the past century, until the end of the Cold War Era, the international Community and the big State powers used to refer to the concept of sovereignty – transformed often in the ideology of Sovereignism – to reaffirm the non –interference principle as stated in art.2 par. 4 and 7 of UN Charter. Use of force by a State on other States’ territory can be tolerated just to rescue citizens of the intervening State in grave and urgent danger (e.g. US raid in Teheran to liberate its consular...

Maria Romana De Gasperi e Franco Frattini parlano di Europa con i giovani della SIOI

“È un grande onore avere oggi qui con noi Maria Romana De Gasperi, figlia di Alcide De Gasperi, padre fondatore dell’ Europa che ha contribuito alla costruzione della nostra Europa, unica stella cometa che darà garanzia al nostro futuro. Più Europa, più integrazione!” De Gasperi è stato uno dei padri fondatori della SIOI. Egli volle che la SIOI presentasse nel 1946 la propria candidatura alla costituenda Federazione Mondiale delle Associazioni delle Nazioni Unite (WFUNA) e in una lettera indirizzata al Presidente della Società Dionisio Anzilotti ne sottolineò l’importanza...

Russia and the European Union: partnership and its potential

Il Presidente Franco Frattini a Mosca Supported by the Russian Government and jointly with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and the Institute of the World Economy and International Affairs of the Russian Academy of Sciences, on 21 March this year the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is conducting an international conference: “Russia and the European Union: partnership and its potential”. Distinguished Russian and European policy-makers, academics, businessmen, public figures and experts will be discussing steps to be taken to implement the long-term project...

Spazio: SIOI-ASI-CNR lanciano Master Istituzioni e Politiche spaziali

RASSEGNA STAMPA Roma, 19 feb. (Adnkronos)- Si intensifica l’alta formazione mirata alle attitivita’ spaziali con il via alla V edizione del Master in Istituzioni e Politiche Spaziali. Il master e’ organizzato dalla Societa’ Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale (SIOI) e dall’Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, con l’Istituto di Studi Giuridici del Cnr (Isgi-Cnr). Il nuovo corso di specializzazione, rivolto a laureati e laureandi italiani e stranieri, e’ stato presentato, oggi a Roma, dal presidente della SIOI, Franco Frattini, e dal presidente...

Frattini – Massolo: "Le sfide della nuova intelligence"

SIOI, Mercoledì 13 febbraio 2013 In occasione della presentazione del Master in Sicurezza Economica e Intelligence e del Master in Protezione Strategica del Sistema Paese Conferenza dell’Amb. Giampiero Massolo, Capo del DIS e del Presidente della SIOI Franco Frattini sulle “Sfide della nuova intelligence” L’attivita’ di intelligence (il lavoro di quelli che una volta venivano chiamati servizi segreti) ”e’ cambiata” e si trova a fronteggiare nuove minacce, dalla Rete agli attacchi ”non piu’ solo alla sicurezza fisica, allo Stato...

Franco Frattini at the 58th General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association

Rome, 5th February, 2013- NATO Defense College Address by H.E. the Hon. Franco Frattini Honorable President Lamers, Honorable President La Loggia, General Dalaugh, Ministers Di Paola and Terzi, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thanks for inviting me to speak at the 58th General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association, which has played since 1954 and continues to play a role of public diplomacy that is more and more crucial today, in order to promote a better understanding of NATO’s policies and goals in members and partner countries in different regions of thee world. It has become,...

Discours de Mr. Frattini "Éthique et Interculturalité" Paris, Assemblée Nationale

Paris, Assemblée Nationale, 8 Février 20013 Discours de Mr Franco Frattini: “Éthique et Interculturalité” Table ronde – INSTITUTE DES HAUTE ETUDE ISLAMIQUE La globalisation désormais irréversible est une source de menacespour certains aspects du développement du monde et du progrès des peuples, mais c’est aussi une source d’opportunités importantes que nous devrons saisir. Elle impose aussi des choix décisifs pour l’avenir de l’humanité : c’est de ces choix que dépendra la centralité de la personne humaine dans chaque société, la promotion et la protection des droits fondamentaux...

Security Challanges in a fast changing International Enviroment

Sofia, 30 January 2013 Public Lecture for the “Sofia Forum for the Balkans” Introducing the guest: Franco Frattini, nominated by the Italian government for the position of Secretary General of NATO and an honorable speaker at the last Sofia Forum for the Balkans, gave a public lecture at Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan on Wednesday 30 January. The lecture has dealt with the topic: “The Changing Security Challenges in Today’s Changing World”. Mr. Frattini is on a working visit in Bulgaria at the invitation of the Bulgarian Minister of Defense, Anu Angelov, and the Bulgarian Minister...

Azerbaijan is a bridge connecting Europe and Asia

News.Az interviews Franco Frattini, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, former EU commissioner, President of the Italian Society for International Organisation (SIOI) You were among participants of the International Humanitarian Forum in Baku early in October. Share please your impressions from Azerbaijan. I really appreciate Azerbaijan and the hard work that it is doing and as I underlined during my last visit in October Azerbaijan is a bridge connecting Europe and Asia. What do you think about cooperation between Azerbaijan and Italy? Bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and...

Assisi apertura del Corso "Insegnare i Diritti Umani"

Il Presidente Franco Frattini e il Sindaco Claudio Ricci aprono il Corso “Insegnare i Diritti Umani”, riservato ai docenti di ogni ordine e grado. L’iniziativa, voluta dall’Ufficio per il Sostegno alle Nazioni Unite – Unesco di Assisi e la S.I.O.I, si prefigge “l’insegnamento e l’educazione ai diritti umani nella scuola che – ha detto il sindaco Claudio Ricci – sono di prioritaria importanza per la formazione delle giovani generazioni. Il corso – ha precisato – mira ad offrire, attraverso l’analisi degli strumenti...

Globalising Human Rights: a new Humanism for the XXI century

BAKU INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN FORUM 4-5 OCTOBER, 2012 Franco Frattini: Globalising Human Rights: a new Humanism for the XXI Century Introduction It is for me a great pleasure to address such a distinguished international audience and I would like to thank the organizers of this International Forum for giving me the opportunity to speak about the global challenges, which are impacting on international security, and about the need for a new approach based on inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, freedom, values and identities to be respected, a solid financial architecture, and for...

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