O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

segunda-feira, setembro 15, 2003

Anna Lindh

Jens-Peter Bonde relembra Anna Lindh a MNE sueca assassinada recentemente.

"Anna Lindh, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, fought sincerely for openness in the EU. During the Swedish EU Presidency in the Spring of 2001 we developed a close co-operation as she was unable to make herself heard in dealing with Spain, France and Portugal and needed support in the European Parliament. I got to know Anna as an upright politician who gained my respect - even when we could not agree.

Anna paid with her life for the citizens' free access to Nordic politicians. Knowing the risk she still safegarded the principle of openness. That principle is so precious that we will honour her memory best by realising that a politician is also a human being, who should be allowed to go shopping or take a bus and talk to people without personal protection. Should this proximity between the elected and the electorate be lost, the dreadful assassin will not only have killed a great politician - but the lifeblood of Nordic democracy itself."

posted by Miguel Noronha 12:03 da tarde

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