The head of the International Relations sector of the United People’s Front, Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, along with other members attended the conference and had the chance to discuss on the human rights violation that is taking place in Greece due to the EU austerity measures.
François Hollande appeals to Europe to lift arms embargo at Brussels summit
The French president, François Hollande, who will force the Syrian situation on to the agenda at the EU summit. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images
France and Britain have moved a step closer to arming the opposition to the Assad regime in a radical move aimed at tipping the balance in the two-year civil war while also ignoring European policy on Syria.
The French president, François Hollande, went into an EU summit in Brussels with a dramatic appeal for Europe to join Paris and London in lifting a European arms embargo, but the sudden policy shift was certain to run into stiff German opposition.
“We want the Europeans to lift the embargo,” said Hollande. “Britain and France are agreed on this option … France has to first persuade its European partners. But France also has to accept its responsibilities. We can’t allow a people to be massacred by a regime which has shown that it doesn’t want a political discussion.”
Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, called for the EU embargo to be abandoned, declaring that France and Britain would act in concert, as they did in going to war against Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya when Germany joined Russia and China at the UN security council in voting against. (more…)