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lunedì 18 giugno 2018

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has backed down from a threat to bypass Chancellor Angela Merkel in a disagreement over immigration policy, bringing reprieve to Merkel's biggest political crisis to date. Seehofer on Monday agreed to implement his immigration "master plan" step by step, stopping short of unilaterally enforcing a policy opposed by Merkel while she attempts to find a solution at European level......

Seehofer on Monday agreed to implement his immigration 'master plan' step by step [File: Michele Tantussi/Reuters]
Seehofer on Monday agreed to implement his immigration 'master plan' step by step [File: Michele Tantussi/Reuters]
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has backed down from a threat to bypass Chancellor Angela Merkel in a disagreement over immigration policy, bringing reprieve to Merkel's biggest political crisis to date. 
Seehofer on Monday agreed to implement his immigration "master plan" step by step, stopping short of unilaterally enforcing a policy opposed by Merkel while she attempts to find a solution at European level.
Merkel has been in disagreement with the leader of her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), over a point in Seehofer's plan that would see Germany turn away all migrants who have already registered elsewhere in the EU
That proposal would see Europe's south bear the brunt of the inflow of migrants and refugees.
Both Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU) held meetings on Monday to discuss the next steps in the disagreement.
At a press conference afterwards, Merkel said she would hold talks at an upcoming EU summit and report back to her party by July 1.
The chancellor emphasised she does not want to see Germany unilaterally turn back migrants at the country's borders. 
Seehofer on Monday said he'd be glad to see a European agreement but that "we want this national solution unless a European solution comes together". 
"We wish the chancellor much luck," he told a press conference.  

Step by step

Over the weekend, Seehofer had signalled he would hold off on implementing the measure until after an EU summit on migration and asylum policy that is scheduled for the end of the month. 
On Monday, German news agency DPA reported Germany would implement the plan step by step, starting with the rejection of migrants who have already been deported or have an entry ban. 
If Merkel fails to make deals with her European counterparts, Seehofer could still go ahead with instructing police to turn away all migrants who have registered elsewhere in the EU. 
Doing that unilaterally and with Merkel's explicit opposition could lead to the collapse of the German government, which was sworn in only three months ago. 
On Monday, Merkel will host the new Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, who is heading a government with an anti-immigration agenda. 

da "aljazeera.com"

A quasi un mese esatto dal Royal Wedding, che ha portato il figlio di Carlo e Diana e Meghan Markle a pronunciare il fatidico sì, il padre della sposa, Thomas Markle, è apparso per la prima volta pubblicamente e lo ha fatto in un'intervista esclusiva in tv, rivelando parecchi dettagli sulla proposta di matrimonio....


Enrico Chillè per "www.leggo.it"

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«Mia figlia è sempre stata una principessa, sin da quando era una bambina. Forse parlo da padre, ma il principe Harry non poteva fare scelta migliore».

A quasi un mese esatto dal Royal Wedding, che ha portato il figlio di Carlo e Diana e Meghan Markle a pronunciare il fatidico sì, il padre della sposa, Thomas Markle, è apparso per la prima volta pubblicamente e lo ha fatto in un'intervista esclusiva in tv, rivelando parecchi dettagli sulla proposta di matrimonio.

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In collegamento con la trasmissione Good Morning Britain, Thomas Markle, che per via di un intervento al cuore non ha potuto accompagnare la figlia all'altare, ha spiegato: «Mi è dispiaciuto tantissimo non esserci ed è dispiaciuto anche a Meghan, sono sicuro che abbia sofferto e pianto molto per questo.

Purtroppo i miei problemi di salute me lo hanno impedito, ma è stato comunque emozionante che il principe Carlo l'abbia accompagnata all'altare: non poteva esserci sostituto migliore, è un uomo eccezionale, di grande classe, stile e portamento».

Parole al miele anche nei confronti del genero, Harry: «Un vero gentiluomo, quando mi ha chiamato per chiedermi la mano di Meghan gli ho detto: "Trattala sempre bene, non alzarle mai le mani e non mi opporrò alla vostra unione".

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Harry è un ragazzo intelligente e sensibile, so che è amico di Obama ma quando gli avevo espresso la mia contrarietà verso l'operato di Donald Trump, lui mi ha semplicemente detto: "Dagli fiducia".

Su questo, non sono completamente d'accordo con lui, ma vi assicuro che è un tipo interessante e carismatico. Abbiamo parlato anche della Brexit, lui mi è sembrato favorevole».

Thomas ha poi ricordato il momento in cui aveva saputo della relazione di Meghan con Harry: «Lei mi aveva detto di avere un nuovo fidanzato, ma mi rivelò la sua identità solo qualche settimana dopo.
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A quel punto le dissi semplicemente "Va bene" e, per ragioni di sicurezza e privacy, avremmo parlato di lui identificandolo solo con l'iniziale del nome». Parlando della proprie condizioni di salute, il papà di Meghan ha spiegato: «Il giorno del matrimonio ero bloccato sul divano, ora sto migliorando ma ci vorrà ancora tempo.

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Appena potrò, andrò a trovare mia figlia a Londra e finalmente potrò conoscere la famiglia reale. Ora vorrei solo che Harry e Meghan si godano la luna di miele, lontano dai riflettori. Sono certo che presto proveranno anche ad avere dei figli».

Una precisazione anche sul caso delle foto esclusive del matrimonio vendute ai paparazzi: «Non l'ho fatto per soldi, ma perché volevo migliorare la mia immagine. Ho chiesto scusa a mia figlia e a Harry, è già stato tutto chiarito».
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Istanbul, Turkey - On the streets of Turkey's largest city, enthusiastic supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are hard at work to ensure a win both for the Turkish president and his party's bloc on the June 24 polls. Confident of a victory in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary races, they can be found in almost every square of the Istanbul metropolis, handing leaflets to passers-by and urging them to vote for the Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) 64-year-old leader.....

AK Party supporters say their party and the MHP came closer after the 2016 coup bid [Umut Uras/Al Jazeera]
AK Party supporters say their party and the MHP came closer after the 2016 coup bid [Umut Uras/Al Jazeera]
Istanbul, Turkey - On the streets of Turkey's largest city, enthusiastic supporters of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are hard at work to ensure a win both for the Turkish president and his party's bloc on the June 24 polls.
Confident of a victory in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary races, they can be found in almost every square of the Istanbul metropolis, handing leaflets to passers-by and urging them to vote for the Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) 64-year-old leader.
"We will make Erdogan the executive president," volunteer Mehmet Kara says passionately, using the word "baskan", the term Turks use for presidents in the United States.
"He is the best thing that happened to this country and we are working to achieve that," adds the 25-year-old, his voice gradually drowned out by loud music as other banner-waving supporters nearby break into AK Party campaign songs.
Turkey's presidential office will be significantly empowered following Sunday's snap polls, which, for the first time in Turkish history, are scheduled to take place on the same day as the general elections.
Erdogan, hoping to keep his seat with increased powers, has entered the race in the face of a depreciating lira, straining relations with the West and criticism from rights groups over, what they say, the deterioration of the human rights and the rule of law in the country.
Turkey election: All you need to know about the June 24 polls
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Turkey election: All you need to know about the June 24 polls

In the parliamentary race, the AK Party joined forces with the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) to form the People's Alliance bloc, in line with a recently introduced law that allows political parties to establish election alliances. Erdogan is the bloc's joint presidential candidate.
Their main rival is another alliance formed by the main opposition centre-left Republican People's Party (CHP) and right-wing IYI (Good) Party, which includes ex-MHP seniors, as well as two smaller parties. The pro-Kurdish Democratic People's Party (HDP) is also predicted to pass the election threshold and enter parliament.
In the past, Turkey's unusually high threshold of 10 percent prevented small parties from making their way to parliament.
Under the new legislation, if an alliance hits the mark, each party in it will be considered to have surpassed the election threshold and be represented in parliament.

MHP support in referendum

The cooperation between the AK Party and the MHP has been on the Turkish political scene since late 2016, with both parties supporting the "yes" vote in a key constitutional referendum last year.
Narrowly passed, the April 2017 referendum approved major constitutional changes that will largely come into force after this week's elections. They are set to empower the next president with significant executive powers, abolish the prime ministry and remove the monitoring role of parliament, among other changes.
The polls on Sunday will be held under a state of emergency, in place since July 2016 following a failed deadly coup blamed by the government on the movement of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based self-exiled religious leader.
"The AK Party-MHP alliance represents the people as it is stated in the name, against the forces who want to steal the will of the people," Kara told Al Jazeera in the Istanbul district of Eminonu, apparently referring to the coup attempt two years ago.
Thirty-nine-year-old Ahmet Kinac, an MHP voter, also said the partnership between the two parties is "crucial" for Turkey to avoid a repeat of a military intervention.
"This is not an election partnership; this is a crucial cooperation - the only arrangement - that would protect our country from another July 15," Kinac, who works for a private company, told Al Jazeera, referring to the date of the failed putsch.

Political rivals

However, an AK Party-MHP alliance would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, as both parties were sharply at odds in a number of issues.
In 2014, the MHP supported a joint opposition candidate in the presidential race against Erdogan. Its leader, Devlet Bahceli, was a harsh critic of Erdogan's push for an executive presidency, as well as his policies on the economy, foreign affairs and - in particular - the Kurdish issue until 2016.
Regardless of the reasons for its making, be they political calculations, recently converging policies or the coup attempt, the alliance seems to be benefitting both sides.
ALI RECAI OGCEM, AK PARTY VOTER
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish state were engaged in a war for almost 30 years until a 2013 truce was declared and peace talks were launched.
The ceasefire largely held until the summer of 2015, when the two sides once again engaged in escalating clashes and Ankara launched a military campaign against the PKK.
According to Taha Akyol, a Turkish senior political analyst and columnist, the nationalist MHP could only consider an alliance with the AK Party after a drastic change in the latter's approach to the PKK.
"The peace process was making the AK Party lose votes, as Erdogan also said in 2015, amid escalating violence coming from the PKK," Akyol told Al Jazeera.
"The AK Party's departure from the peace process is one of the factors that facilitated the cooperation with the MHP."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to keep his seat with increased powers [Umut Uras/Al Jazeera]
In the June 2015, the AK Party lost its parliamentary majority, while the pro-Kurdish HDP passed, for the first time, the 10 percent threshold to enter parliament with a significant number of MPs.
Nevertheless, Erdogan's party won the majority back in the November of the same year, after the poles-apart three opposition parties failed to form a coalition government.
Akyol also said that Erdogan and the AK Party needed the MHP to get a "yes" vote in last year's referendum - passed with just 51 percent of the votes - and to have a shot at executive presidency in the coming elections.

Bahceli's trouble

On the other hand, the MHP's leadership went through tough times in late 2015 and 2016. Bahceli, the MHP leader, was challenged by some of the party's senior members opposing his policies and claiming that he could not tap into Turkey's nationalist voter base.
At the end of a long strife within the party, former Interior Minister Meral Aksener and her allies were barred from challenging Bahceli due to a decision by a local election body.
They were later sacked from the MHP and shortly afterwards, they formed IYI Party, which makes its electoral debut on Sunday.
"Bahceli needed support to remain in power [as MHP leader] at this point because the opposition movement in his party found support in the party base," said Akyol told. "The stance the judiciary and pro-government media took at that time show that he secured this support." 
Akyol said it would have been impossible for the MHP to surpass the election threshold by itself, following Bahceli's clinging to power and the departure of Aksener and her allies from the party.
Ali Recai Ogcem, an AK Party voter, believes the two parties that have formed People's Alliance bloc have managed the partnership well so far.
"Regardless of the reasons for its making, be their political calculations, recently converging policies or the coup attempt, the alliance seems to be benefitting both sides," the 29-year-old PhD candidate, told Al Jazeera.

di Umut Uras per "aljazeera.com"

SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Macedonian capital, Skopje, after the foreign minister signed a landmark agreement with Greece over the country’s name, suggesting a long road ahead before the 27-year dispute is finally settled. The protests erupted on June 17 as the foreign ministers of Macedonia and Greece signed the agreement that would modify the name of the former Yugoslav republic to the Republic of North Macedonia.....

Police useds tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Skopje who were protesting against an agreement to change Macedonia's name.


​SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Macedonian capital, Skopje, after the foreign minister signed a landmark agreement with Greece over the country’s name, suggesting a long road ahead before the 27-year dispute is finally settled.
The protests erupted on June 17 as the foreign ministers of Macedonia and Greece signed the agreement that would modify the name of the former Yugoslav republic to the Republic of North Macedonia.
The agreement, signed at Lake Prespa along the border separating the countries, could pave the way for Macedonia to seek membership in the European Union and NATO.
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But nationalists in both Macedonia and Greece have bitterly opposed the change. The two countries' parliaments must still ratify the deal, and Macedonia’s president has split with his prime minister and says he will veto the deal if it is ratified by parliament. 
Late on June 17, police fired flash grenades and tear gas near Macedonia’s National Assembly building in Skopje after reports of protesters pushing through barriers and attacking officers.
A1 TV reported that some of the demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at police attempting to secure the parliament building.
The crowd chanted "Macedonia: We won't give up the name" and sang patriotic songs. 
Earlier on June 17, some 5,000 people had rallied in southwestern Macedonia in an event organized by the opposition nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party, which has vehemently opposed the name change.
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The two countries’ prime ministers -- Zoran Zaev of Macedonia and Greece’s Alexis Tsipras -- attended the signing ceremony in the Greek fishing village of Psarades, along with United Nations and European officials.

"Our peoples want peace...We will be partners and allies," Zaev said
Tsipras, who survived a no-confidence vote by Greek opponents of the deal, described the agreement as a "brave, historic, and necessary step for our peoples."
"We are here to heal the wounds of time, to open a path for peace, fraternization, and growth for our countries, the Balkans, and Europe," he added.
The AFP news agency reported that Greek riot police blocked a few hundred protesters several kilometers away from the ceremony.
Macedonian government officials have said that, with the deal in hand, they hope to secure a date to begin EU accession talks at a summit later this month and an invitation to join NATO by mid-July.
The name dispute between Skopje and Athens dates back to 1991, when Macedonia peacefully broke away from Yugoslavia, declaring its independence under the name Republic of Macedonia.
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Greece had objected to the name Macedonia, fearing territorial claims on its eponymous northern region.
Because of Greek objections, Macedonia was admitted to the UN under a provisional name, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Greece, an EU and NATO member, has also cited the dispute to veto Macedonia's bid to join the two organizations.
The Macedonian parliament is scheduled to start debating the agreement the upcoming week.
According to some polls, about 45 percent of Macedonians would sacrifice NATO and EU membership to keep the Macedonia name, while nine out of 10 ethnic Albanians -- who make up more than one-quarter of the country's 2.1 million population -- would not.
With reporting by Reuters, AFP, dpa, and AP