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#PFIZERLEAK - CRIMES AGAINST #EU-MANITY - THE PREQUEL EDITION!

WHAT DID THE MEMBER STATES COMMIT TO WHEN THEY DIDN'T OPT-OUT OF THE EC AGREEMENT WITH VACCINE MANUFACTURERS AND WHY?

The prequel to how the #EC tricked member states, MEPs and EU citizens..

#PfizerLeak
To understand what member states got dragged into these horrible agreements, let's go back to the agreement between the commission & member states on producing vaccines, annexed to EC decision C(2020) 4192 from the 18th of June 2020.

ec.europa.eu/info/sites/def…

#PfizerLeak
In a typical European Commission style, the APAs were "approved for signature on behalf and in the name of the participating Member States by a separate individual Commission decision."

Or in other words - the member states are rubber stamps to the EC decisions.

#PfizerLeak
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In the light of recent reports on EVMs during #AssemblyElections2021, we are reposting The Quint's extensive coverage on EVM-VVPAT vulnerabilities from our archives.
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Repost | An expert committee report recommended EC to redesign #EVMs and facilitate audit of EVM-VVPAT votes to address concerns related to voting system.
@poonamjourno detailed in Jan 2021.
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thequint.com/news/india/red…
Repost | "#EC should count 100% #VVPAT slips. Time to count VVPAT slips is equal to the time it takes to count #EVMs," former Chief Election Commissioner, SY Quraishi told @poonamjourno in this Dec 2020 interview.
(From the archives)
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thequint.com/news/india/ele…
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The Role of the #Press in #Election rigging
This is the third part in a series about the rigging of the 2019 Dec #UK general election
where we focus on the role of the #British press in delivering the extreme right wing govts of Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, the United States
The Role of the #Media
I have no plans to relive any of the most despicable media output ever to disgrace the name of the 4th Estate. One of the main functions of an active, intelligent and questioning press is to hold those that govern us to account.
The #British #press have not only failed miserably to do that, but they have aided and abetted the very liars, fraudsters and racketeers who have taken over #Parliament and stolen the nations cutlery.
Wherever great power and wealth accumulate, corruption, bribery and fraud
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#Demystifying #EIANotification Process (Cont)
Today we cover d final bit of d #Process namely
#SCHEDULE which lists d #projects/activities for which #Prior #EC is mandatory.

#EIA1994 carried a list of 32 projects / activities that required environmental clearance (EC) from+
d Central government. An exception was made in case of few kinds of Thermal power projects (eg captive power projects) which could seek EC from d respective State governments.

In #EIA2006 Thirty nine (39) projects or processes were listed in d #Schedule to d Notification.
These were categorized into following 8 different categories. Each was further sub divided into several others. A note on “#General” Conditions was appended to d #Schedule.
1.Mining, extraction of natural resources & power generation
2.Primary Processing
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#Demystifying #EIANotification Part III (Cont)

Today we deal with #Post EC #Monitoring.

All #Prior #Environment #Clearance (EC) letters to projects carry #Conditions that a #Project #Proponent (PP) is required to fulfill during
a) Construction phase
b) Operation phase
&
c) Post operation phase (especially in cases of mining projects)

It is extremely important that these conditions are not only available in public domain but that public is actively involved in the #Monitoring thereof.

#EIA2006 and #DraftEIA2020 provide that
In respect of Category ‘A’ project, it shall be mandatory for the #PP to make public the #EC granted for their project along with d conditions and safeguards at their cost by prominently advertising it at least in two local newspapers of d district or State where d project+
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1/ Second thread on Apple.

Tl;dr: #Apple deserved to win. The #EC should reform, not abandon, its approach to tax state aid enforcement.
2/ Apple was a huge upset and a major blow to Commission’s plan to use state aid to combat tax avoidance. I have argued for years that the EC’s legal reasoning in these cases is deficient, so of course I’m glad Apple won. But I’m still disappointed, you’ll see why.
3/ The most important legal issue: how to allocate profits to the Irish branches of the stateless subs. If “allocation by exclusion” was okay, then Ireland would get $14B in tax. If not, Apple would keep it tax (and pay tax to the US at low rates on a slow schedule).
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#Demystifying #EIANotification Part III (Cont)
Today we deal with #Appraisal.
#Expert appraisal of a #ProjectProposal by d #Competent Authority (CA) to determine whether a Project deserves to b granted/rejected an #EnvironmentClearance (EC) is essence of #EIANotification.
The @moefcc as d CA was conscious of d fact since #EIA1994 that it wud in-house not possess necessary expertise to assess d different kinds of #projectproposals that come its way & hence provided that:

"The reports submitted with d application shall be evaluated+
& assessed by d Impact Assessment Agency, and if deemed necessary it may consult a committee of Experts , having a composition as specified in Schedule-III of this Notification."
Later #EIA2006Notification created standing committee of Experts to be called as+
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#Demystefying #EIANotification
Part III (PROCESS)
Today we consider the very 'soul' of d legal instrument called #EIANotification namely d #EIA #Report
An EIA Report is meant to be a thorough scientific document that a professional agency prepares after detailed investigations+
of d likely environmental impacts that d planned project / activity is anticipated to hv at d #site in #question.

Its (#EIA #report) quality wud depend on:
a) Competence of d agency involved
b) Independence of d agency
c) Transparency & inclusive nature of d exercise
The reality of an #EIA #report is that:

Right from #EIA1994Notification to #EIA2006 & now #DraftEIA2020 d #notification provides that it is d #ProjectProponent (PP) that shall #select & #commission the #EIAconsultant at its own cost & terms.

This provision alone+
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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