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@Europarl_EN #Merkel and #Hollande admit the west didn't want to achieve #peace in the #Donbas through the #MinskAgreements (2014 and 2015).
- They wanted to give the coup regime in #Kiev TIME to #prepare for #war - to help #CRUSH #ETHNIC #Russians Dec 28, 2022
@Europarl_EN cc: @ TaranQ
German '#Merkel' (#Hitler's daughter) in an interview with the German newspaper #DieZeit:
- "The 2014 #MinskAgreement was an attempt to give Ukraine #time. They used that time to get stronger, which you can see today.
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#Raisina2023 | A Region of Opportunities: From the #Mediterranean to the #ArabianSea

We are live tweeting the session with @drausaf, @AlOraibi, Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi and Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy

Stay tuned for updates!
Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim: A young population is the greatest potential of this region. #Egypt plays a fundamental role due to its strategic position with the #SuezCanal.

#Raisina2023 #RaisinaDialogue2023
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Welcome to Day 2 of the #RaisinaDialogue2023!

We start the day with a panel discussion on 'The #Quad Squad: Power and Purpose of the Polygon

Featuring @SecBlinken @hayashi09615064 @SenatorWong @DrSJaishankar @samirsaran



#RaisinaDialogue2023 | A Region of Opportunities: From the #Mediterranean to the #ArabianSea

Featuring Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, @drausaf & @AlOraibi



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EVOLUTION OF DIPLOMACY. "Nothing about 🇺🇦without 🇺🇦" is extremely important for the Ukrainian nation. But it also serves the interests of other nations because it doesn't allow 🇷🇺to turn its aggression against Ukraine into a broader confrontation with 🇺🇸.
It's a failed attempt of #Moscow to impose the great power competition scheme and trade its "cooperation" on global issues for allowing it to re-establish spheres of influence in Europe that justified the "suspension" of their participation in the new #START Treaty.
There are no immediate negative consequences of such a decision, and, highly likely, there won't be any in the future, for a new nuclear arms race for Moscow would mean old results – a state collapse.
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NEW: US military launching relief mission to #Turkey

US has "positioned military capabilities, personnel & equipment to aid the government of #Türkiye [#Turkey] in its continued search & rescue efforts following the 7.8 earthquake" per @US_EUCOM
Per @US_EUCOM, a team from HQ arrived ay #Incirlik AB on Feb 9 "to determine how the US military can rapidly respond with critically needed capabilities & equipment to support assistance requested by the Turkish government through @USAID"
The George Herbert Walker Bush Carrier Strike Group also now in the eastern #Mediterranean on Feb. 7 "and stands ready to provide logistics, medical, and rotary airlift support" per @US_EUCOM
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ATTENTION: 🇹🇷| NOW: Preliminary 7.7 magnitude #earthquake hits southern #Turkey.
🇹🇷| URGENT: LAST MINUTE: Magnitude 7.8 #earthquake hits southern #Turkey; Major damage reported.
🇹🇷 #Erbil #Turkey, population is leaving the city.
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Green Mediterranean diet (GREEN-MED) lowers visceral adipose tissue

1. Standard Mediterranean diet (MED) is a healthy diet option and causes weight loss in obese. In a study, GREEN-MED diet was compared with MED diet, over a period of 18 months (both groups exercised equally).
2. Both the green and standard Mediterranean diet groups achieved similar weight loss (–6.2 kg and –5.4 kg) compared with the standard healthy diet guidelines (HDG) group (–1.5 kg).
#MedTwitter #weightloss #obesity #Mediterranean #diet
3. However, the green Mediterranean diet group had a greater reduction in #waist circumference (–8.6 cm) than the standard Mediterranean diet group (–6.8 cm) and HDG group (–4.3 cm).
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'2022 wasn't an easy year for the Union for the #Mediterranean. High #unemployment, #ClimateEmergency, #food and #energy #safety... But we are advancing, also on regional dialogue on #GenderEquality'

Álvaro Albacete @UfMSecretariat at #EESCplenary debate
'EU relationships with its southern neighbourhood is based on the two most powerful engines: geography and history. #Euromed has great potential, but faces also massive challenges in terms of #climate and #demography'

Josep Ferré @AnnaLindh at #EESCplenary debate
'How do we promote cooperation between EU and countries of southern #Mediterranean, ensuring respect for #democracy, human and Workers' rights? We see from experience in some situations we are not even allowed to talk about human rights'

@AknoMag #EESCplenary debate #Euromed
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Vous aimez les bébés animaux ?? Eh bien c'est l'heure d'en présenter quelqu'uns de Méditerranée 🤿 #Thread #biodiversity #babies #Mediterranean #ecology
Bébé cérithe goumier - Cerithium vulgatum - avec sa trompe (=proboscis) à la recherche de diatomées et d'algues épiphytes. On peut voir des petits yeux noirs 😍 taille : < 4cm.
Juvénile de marbré - Lithognathus mormyrus - qui cherche sa nourriture très proche du bord de plage, toujours dans le sable. Taille : < 10cm
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Can the Mediterranean diet reduce heart problems?

A thread 🧵👇

#mediterranean #nuts #oliveoil Image
Mediterranean countries have lower cardiovascular mortality rates compared to northern Europe and the United States. It is often suggested that this is at least partly due to the Mediterranean diet.

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The Mediterranean diet includes high intake of olive oil, fruit, nuts, vegetables, and cereals; a moderate intake of fish and poultry. In addition, it has a low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets; and moderate wine consumption.

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Je suis tombé nez à nez avec un crabe verruqueux, un crabe plutôt massif. Il se met en position de défense dès qu'on l'approche, pinces en avant ! #ScienceTwitter #NatureBeauty #ecology #biodiversity #Mediterranean
Là, il est pensif, admirant son environnement. J'adore cette photo, elle est un peu poétique. #poésie #poetrycommunity #NatureBeauty
Et là, il est pas content, et tiens la distance avec ses pinces vers moi. #pascontent Sa position est rigolote, parce qu'il se déplaçait sur le côté, et ses pinces se positionnaient toujours bien face à moi. C'était vraiment du type "frérot, avance pas, je te préviens !"
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Si je vous montre cette photo, vous n'allez pas nécessairement pas sauter au plafond. Je vais donc vous raconter pourquoi elle est exceptionnelle ! #Thread #Science #Mediterranean #fish #ecologie #biodiversity #environnement #Underwater #photography #photo #OLYMPUS Image
Ceci est un Cline argenté, pris en photo le 7 novembre dernier. Un poisson de fonds rocheux que l'on estime très commun dans les zones battues, proches de la surface. Il se nourrit d'invertébrés trouvés sur les algues. Il dépasse rarement le premier mètre de profondeur. Image
On le reconnait à sa large échancrure au début de sa nageoire dorsale unique, ses marbrures mimétiques, et ses nageoires pelviennes (sous le ventre) réduites à deux rayons, un long et un court. Image
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C'est l'Automne, saison des Marbrés !
En effet, on peut observer actuellement des jeunes marbrés sur nos côtes, au niveau des zones de sables quasi exclusivement. Image
Ce poisson, Lithognathus mormyrus, mesure jusqu'à 55cm, possède un dos zébré caractéristique avec un profil rectiligne. C'est une espèce qui cherche ses proies, des invertébrés, dans le sable et le sédiment. Image
Ses solides molaires sont capables de broyer de petits oursins et des crustacés. A noter qu'il est protandre, c'est-à-dire qu'il est mâle vers 2 ans puis femelle entre 4 et 7 ans. La capture de tout individu de moins de 20 cm est interdite quelle que soit la technique utilisée. Image
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2 children on the boat have died in recent days -- and the health of others are deteriorating.

To ignore such a tragedy, just off #Malta's coast, represents an unspeakable lack of humanity.

Time for someone to step up, @MaltaGov.
@MaltaGov That Syrians are still fleeing for #Europe is no surprise, particularly those in #Lebanon where authorities are preparing to *illegally force* them back to #Syria.

5+ million #Syria refugees remain in neighboring states & polling suggests ~0.5% would consider an eventual return.
@MaltaGov Why do almost all #Syria refugees refuse to consider any future return to #Syria?

The answer is obvious when you glance across basic facts -- see this thread from last week:

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#invertefest 🧵on amazing #marineinvertebrates of NW Sicily's Mediterranean. On night snorkel met incredible Spotted Bumble Bee Shrimp (Gnathophyllum elegans)! And Rugose Spider Crab (Herbstia condyliata)? but what's the zooming red shrimp that kept crashing into us? #MySwim 1/25
Other common crabs of the Gulf of Castellammare, Sicily include: Sea Urchin (Percon gibbesi) especially among break water boulders, Warty (Eriphia verrucosa), Runner Crab (Pachygrapsus marmoratus) - by anemone, & Mediterranean Intertidal Hermit (Clibanarius erythropus) crabs 2/25
These enchanting Rockpool/Grass Prawns (Palaemon elegans) were abundant in the crystal clear, bath-warm shallows of Calla Minnola, Levanzo. Love how you can see, on their head, the toothed rostrum & feather like structures at base of antennae & all their internal organs.
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#GeoVuelta – stage 4. The first stage on Spanish soil brings the peloton through the El Torruño soils – the Rioja terroir that is a close relative of the Bordeaux wines of southern France. Logical: sediments of both regions came from the Pyrenees, mixed with calcium carbonate.
The #geology of northern Spain consists of rocks that were deformed between 80 and 20 million years ago when the Pyrenees formed (more about that later), and to the south a large basin of the Ebro river, that today transports sediments to the #Mediterranean Sea...
The Ebro only reached the #Mediterranean 8 million years ago. Before, the basin was an enormous, elevated lake (making Rioja soils), until erosion of the Catalan Mountains connected it to the coast, as shown by Spanish geologist @danigeos in this clip!
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#Mediterranean marine #heatwaves in 2022... Are we finally at the end of these concatenated heat episodes?

However, remember 2003... a brief comparison shows that 2003 was worse in more than one sense🧵
The day-by-day comparison of the evolution for both years shows that MHW in 2003 covered a wider area with a higher mean intensity... At least in the western #Mediterranean

- 4ºC (June 2003) is a HUGE amount of heat stored at the sea.
- The MHW started about 15 days earlier. Image
However, due to the #ClimateCrisis the #Mediterranean is about 0.7ºC hotter now than in 2003 (yes!). This is a mean value! In some eastern places, the sea surface #temperature is more than 1ºC larger now. But the maximum category attained was in general larger in 2003 Image
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While a severe 2022 #marineheatwave is affecting the #Mediterranean Sea, what are the lessons learnt from past #MHW?

1⃣ Tens of sessile species belonging to diverse groups (corals, sponges, algae...) can be affected by mass mortality events,.... will new ones enlarge the list?
2⃣ Large scale mass mortality events can affect thousands of km of coastline across all Mediterranean ecoregions, probably most of the affected areas have been already impacted by previous events...will new areas will enlarge the list?
3⃣ #Marineheatwave are not only observed in the sea surface, but they propagate down in the water column, correspondingly mass mortality events impacts are visible from surface down to +40m depth...will the events will reach depths never impacted before?
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Megalopolis x #Russia: Total War by Pepe Escobar…

After careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.

Operation Z is the first salvo of a titanic struggle: three decades after the fall of the USSR, and 77 years after the end of WWII, after careful evaluation, the Kremlin is rearranging the geopolitical chessboard to end the unipolar hegemony of the “indispensable nation”.
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⚡️.@mod_russia: 🇷🇺carries out purposeful & coordinated work to evacuate civilians & foreign citizens from dangerous areas, and also carries out large-scale measures to provide assistance to the #Donetsk and #Lugansk people's republics, as well as to people in 🇺🇦-controlled areas.
⚡️.@mod_russia: Every day from 10:00 (Moscow time), 🇷🇺opens humanitarian corridors in the Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk and Crimean directions towards #Russia. In addition, 🇷🇺 is ready to deploy humanitarian corridors in any other directions & ensure the safe evacuation of civilians.
⚡️.@mod_russia: Of the ten humanitarian corridors announced by the 🇺🇦 Ukrainian side for the current day, there are none towards #Russia in the #Donetsk, #Dnepropetrovsk and #Zaporozhye directions.
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#OnThisDay a Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla was born. Today we’re featuring articles about his art.

In this thread you’ll find some the best works by „the Spanish painter of light”.
Let’s start with 'The Fisherman', 1904, private collection.
#joaquinsorolla #Mediterranean
🖼 Joaquín Sorolla, After Bathing, 1915, Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Spain.
Missing the summer?

🖼 Joaquín Sorolla, Boy Eating Watermelon, 1920, Museo Nacional de la Habana, Cuba
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✈️⚡️#Russia/#Ukraine Aircraft Spotting Thread [1]
✈️"FORTE11" likely to be joined tonight by an RQ-4D, bringing significantly more electronic capabilities to the table for the night. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineConflict #UkraineCrisis #EU #US #NATO #Europe #Crimea #Donbas #DPR #LPR [2]
✈️Unknown flight east of #Siciliy, although we've seen flights like this the past few days. Maritime patrol aircraft of some kind make sense during these times. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineConflict #UkraineCrisis #EU #US #NATO #Europe #Crimea #Donbas #DPR #LPR [3]
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Now Out in Paperback! “#China Goes to #Sea: #Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective”…

@NavalWarCollege @ChinaMaritime is proud to publish this new version w/ @NavalInstitute @USNIBooks!

Come for the #maps, stay for the #history...
Honored to have #JonathanSpence’s endorsement:

“The maritime #history of #China has long been a neglected field..China Goes to Sea bring[s] that knowledge-gap to an end..will be an indispensable companion to those readers seeking to understand where China’s navy may be heading.”
As European #naval powers & even the @USNavy struggle with ship numbers, #China has gone to #sea.

Represents the reversal of a great historical trend that began 600 years ago, when China withdrew from the seas & European naval expansion spread Western influence around the globe.
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We're still at sea waiting for a port of safety for the 440 people onboard our #SeaWatch3, but the year is coming to an end and it's time to draw some conclusions: Image
The humanitarian catastrophe in the #Mediterranean continues and compared to last year, the death toll has increased. While the #EU nearly stopped state-run sea rescues, together with the #CivilFleet we tried to close the deadly rescue gap at least a bit in 2021. Image
Hardly noticed by the public, for many people in search of safety, and in the absence of safe and legal escape routes, only the life-threatening crossing from #Libya over the central Mediterranean remains. Image
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