Terming the BIDA initiatives at district levels as very much time- befitting steps, the chief guest hoped that a newer dimension and positive trend would be added to the national economy on successful implementation of the ESDP
"Adly is being prosecuted because he is an icon of the 25 January Revolution," ESDP
's vice president Bassem Kamel stated during Sunday's conference.
PES President Sergei Stanishev in press statements stated: "I am proud to welcome ESDP
into our progressive family.
A strengthened ESDP
that operates in partnership with NATO, whose contribution to international security the United States expressly welcomes, will inevitably increase Europe's standing in NATO.
The creation of such a structure is urgent insofar as the Western European Union (WEU) and its European Security and Defence Assembly - the body that ensured follow-up by national parliaments of ESDP
- ceased to exist on 30 June.
Contrasting the experiences in 2001 with those in 2006 reveals that the geographic scope of ESDP
had expanded beyond the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa to include the Middle East, Asia and the Caucasus.
The civil-military integration hoped for at the outset has been plagued by an ESDP
institutional design that has served to separate and isolate the military and civilian aspects rather than integrate them.
The solution to any crisis, emergency or conflict, must always be political and our ESDP
actions are always firmly anchored in political strategies, formed by consensus.Aa
missions have taken us as far afield as Aceh, Indonesia, where we monitored the peace agreement reached after the 2004 tsunami, following decades of civil war.
"Member states of the EU would benefit from placing their overseas military installations and maritime power at the crux of ESDP
," said the report.
In other words, ESDP
is viewed as a European riposte to unipolarity under U.S.