December 09, 2010

Vocea Claims EU softening their stand on Fiji

The militarily pliant FBC posted a story today promoting a claim by Fiji's illegal and treasonous Ambassador in Brussels, Peceli Vocea, that the EU is now willing to engage with Fiji on our roadmap.

Vocea claims that the EU via Baroness Catherine Ashton -- the spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice
President of the Commission, along with Andris Piebalgs -- the Latvian EU Commissioner for Development has written to Fiji both signed off on a letter stating a softening of their stance.

That would have to be a total about-turn where the EU is concerned, particularly when it was only in March that the EU froze their long-term aid to Fiji, and only in July when Baroness Ashton slammed the military regime for expelling the Australian High Commissioner.

A sudden about-turn by the EU on their stand on Fiji would be absolutely out of character given the very recent US visa dramas for members of the military regime and the US's response.
EU willing to engage Fiji on ‘roadmap’
Thursday, December 09, 2010

The European Union has indicated its willingness to engage more with Fiji on its ‘roadmap’ for the return to democracy in 2014 says Fiji’s ambassador to Brussels Peceli Vocea.

Vocea told FBC News a letter outlining the EU’s position has been signed by Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Commissioner Development Andris Piebalgs.

“That’s a very interesting development, I think a letter was just sent to Fiji signed by the Commissioner Development, and Catherine Ashton, that they are looking forward to working with Fiji on the roadmap – with regards processes Fiji may need to put in place for 2014.”

Vocea describes the letter as a very important gesture, and a very important development for Fiji with the European Union.

Report by: Stanley Simpson

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