ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FOR DONALD J. TRUMP

ARTICLE 1: ABUSE OF POWER

DELEGATION TO THE EU-RUSSIA PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE

All the delegations have the samestructure: they have one chair and two vice-chairs, who are elected by the delegation's members. All delegation members are nominated by Parliament's political groups, with the total composition of eacg delegation reflecting Parliament's overall political balance. Every single MEP is a member of a standing delegation

EU-RUSSIA PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT POST BREXIT

After the UK’s withdrawal from the EU comes into force, the 73 MEPs elected in the UK will leave the European Parliament and the number of total seats will be reduced to 705. Out of the 73 UK’s seats, 46 seats will be kept for future EU enlargements, while 27 will be redistributed to some EU countries.

While no country will lose any seat, some will gain new seats

ANTICIPATING THE NORMANDY SUMMIT MEETING

Leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia will participate in a Normandy summit on December 9 in Paris. The Normandy summit will be the first in three years of its kind and will discuss ways to achieve peace in the occupied eastern territories of Ukraine.

Ukraine Objectives

RELATIONS OF EU COUNTRIES WITH RUSSIA

  1. Austria: Austria is a non-NATO EU member state with a long tradition of neutrality throughout the Cold War. Its relations with Russia have not suffered significantly due to the situation in Ukraine. In particular, energy interests continue to shape the two countries’ relationship and remain a cornerstone of Austrian diplomacy with Russia. For this reason, Austria is sceptical about the EU sanctions regime against Russia and is less concerned than other EU member states about the threat Russia poses to European stability.

RELATIONS OF NON-EU COUNTRIES WITH RUSSIA

  1. Albania: Albania is considered to be the most Western-aligned, pro-EU of the Balkan nations. However, there have been calls to increase Russia-Albanian economic cooperation and secure Russian investment from Prime Minister Edi Rama, as well as an attempt to increase goodwill through branches of the Association of Russia-Albania Friendship. Rama has also been critical of the sanctions regime against Russia . Propaganda claiming that Albanian diasporas have territorial ambitions in neighboring countries have been used to create divides in Macedonia and elsewhere.

NICHES FOR IMPROVING RUSSIA-EU BILATERAL RELATIONS

  1. Explore areas of economic cooperation which do not violate sanctions on either side. Business communities in Russia and the EU maintain an interest in economic interaction. The EU remains the most attractive partner if Russia decides to modernize and diversify its economy – which would be in both sides’ interest and could have a stabilizing effect on the whole region in economic, political and security terms. One focus of economic engagement could be on supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Russia.

RUSSIA IS NOT A THREAT TO EUROPE

“ Russia is not a threat to Europe. Times have changed since the Cold War, when the Soviet Union was indeed Europe’s biggest threat. Today, Europe’s main threats come from elsewhere: primarily, the fear of immigration and the lack of economic recovery, especially in southern and eastern European counties. Together, these fuel citizens’ anxieties to the benefit of populist parties, who offer no effective solutions but very powerful rhetoric.

NEW EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2019-2024

  1. Ursula von der Leyen (Germany), President
  2. Frans Timmermans (The Netherlands), Executive Vice President for Green Deal
  3. Margrethe Vestager (Denmark), Executive Vice President for Digital Age and Competition
  4. Valdis Dombrovskis (Latva), Executive Vice President for Economy and Social Affairs
  5. Josep Borrell (Spain), Vice President and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
  6. Dubravka Suica (Croatia), Vice President Democracy & Demography

MAKING THE CASE FOR A PRO-RUSSIA LOBBY IN THE EU

The problem Russia has today in its relationship with the European Union is that  Europeans and especially European decision-makers are not hearing Russia’s side of the argument. They instead hear a one-sided media mantra that categorically assigns Russia the role of the bad guy in international relations. If Russia wants to effectuate change in the European Union and EU foreign policy towards Russia, then it starts with having a pro-Russia lobby in the EU dedicated to that mission.

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