1) ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL INTEGRATION AS THE MAIN PRINCIPLE OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.
Good afternoon, Catherine Day. Thank you for your agreement to give an interview. Good afternoon! Not at all! I would like to answer your questions. As secretary-general, you are in charge of the overall coherence of the Commission’s work, and therefore you are quite well placed to evaluate. So, what would you say are the achievements up to now, and what are the areas for improvement? First of all, I think, that the Commission has established itself once more with the member states as a «player». I think we went through a quite difficult time, when we seemed only to be arguing with the member states, when at least some of them really questioned the Commission’s value. From my point of view we have come through that difficult period. I’m exactly of the same opinion. Let’s consider what the reasons of this. To my way of thinking the member states did not see the value of things that you were doing. Do you see what I mean? Yes! I can’t help thinking the same (не могу не согласиться) I guess we got to the stage where the member states only saw the things the Commission was doing that irritated them. But now you have managed to restore he balance a little bit. And I would like to discuss such course as the main principle of European community activities. First of all, answer the question, please: «What is the main goal of EC?» Oh! The aspiration to formation and realization of the general European foreign policy became the main goal of EC. Such system had to serve the best understanding of position of member states, character, harmonization of the points of view of the certain states, overcoming of obstacles in formation of a common position and also strengthening of solidarity between EC parties. Wow! It’s a great number of important aims. So, what about our country – Kz? We know that from EC perspective, it is noteworthy that the WTO accession of Kz is one of the key objectives of bilateral cooperation. It is reflected in the EC-Kz Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, signed in 1999. Could you tell about the benefit for Kz after WTO accession? Of course! WTO accession will provide the country with better market access and protection against unfair treatment. It will make it more attractive for FDI, and it will stimulate medium and long-term development of manufacturing. Anticipating WTO accession will also require legal amendments in a number of areas, including agriculture, finance and intellectual property rights. Oh, from these facts, one may conclude that it’s very profitably for our Republic. Yeah, certainly!
Well, Catherine Day, thank you very much for this entertaining interview! Your answers were so informative and interesting! Oh, you are welcome! I was glad to help you!
2) PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC GROUPS PRACTICING VARIOUS RELIGIOUS IN ONE COUNTRY.
Good afternoon, Yelden Sarybay (Елден Сэрибэй))))))). Thank you for your agreement to give an interview. Good afternoon! You are welcome! I would like to answer your questions. To begin with the Assembly of the People of Kz held its anniversary meeting and representatives of more than 100 ethnic groups in the country attended it. As a head of the Jewish Center of Kz and chief rabbi of the Jewish Chabad Lubavitor congregation in the country and also the current chairman of the Euro – Asian Rabbinical Conference, how do you find conditions for your congregation? And how would you describe the efforts by the government to deal with religious here? I have lived I Kz since 1994 ad I am very delighted at how President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the government relate to all the different nationalities and different peoples here. In fact, I am confident that many countries in the world should send representatives here and learn this. I’m exactly on the same opinion. It’s well-known fact that today Kz has formed its own...
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