Av Olav Boye, 22. januar 2020, kl. 12:40
Fra 1. januar 2020 har vi fått en del regioner i stedet for fylkeskommuner, samtidig som en del kommuner blir slått sammen til større enheter. Hvem har bestemt denne utviklingen? Folkevalgte etter ønske fra folk flest, næringslivet med NHO i spissen, den norske regjeringen eller kommer det fra EU, som det meste av endringer i det norske samfunnet.
EU har en plan om å utvikle seg til Europas Forente Stateren gang i nærmeste framtid. En superstat som skal ta opp konkurransen med andre stormakter om globale ressurser og markeder for å sikre egne flernasjonale selskaper og finansinstitusjoner solide profitter. Den nye lederen i EU-kommisjonen Ursula van Leyen, har uttalt at øverst på hennes prioritering står utviklingen av Europas Forente Stater med en solid europeisk militærmakt.
Europa skal ikke ha delstater som i USA, men et stort antall regioner i stedet for nasjonalstater. Hva angår det oss vil noen si, – vi har sagt nei takk til EEC/EF både i 1972 og i 1994.
Det er riktig at flertallet i Norge har avvist norsk deltakelse i EU, men den politiske eliten tar ikke hensyn til folkeviljen. Det er viktigere at det gode selskap i Brussel forstår at det norske folket ikke er kvalifisert til å si sin mening om EU-saken. Mine kontakter i EU-kommisjonens generaldirektorater hevder at Norge med EØS-avtalen og EU-tilpasningen forøvrige, er mer kvalifisert til deltakelse i Europas Forente Stater, enn flere av dagens EU-stater
Arbeiderpartiet og Høyre er helt på linje i kampen for en europeisk superstat etter modell av USA. De har så langt vært enig om godkjennelse av mer enn tolv tusen rettsakter fra EU, det vil si forordninger, direktiver og domsslutninger fra EU-domstolen. De står samlet bak vedtaket om regioner og sammenslutninger av kommuner til støtte enheter.
Kommunenes Sentralforbund har tidligere påpekt at mer enn sytti prosent av sakene på dagsorden i norsk kommuner og fylkeskommuner er styrt av EUs regelverk. EU har vedtak om at alle offentlige oppgaver skal konkurranseutsettes og om nødvendig privatiseres. Det blir sjølsagt enklere for det private næringslivet og finansspekulanter å kreve privatiseringer av offentlige oppgaver når enhetene blir større og folk føler avstand til beslutningene. Hva skjer med det lokale folkestyret?
Dagens utvikling av regioner i vårt land er bare begynnelsen, hensikten er at Norge skal deles inn i fire regioner. Helse-Norge har allerede fire slike regioner. Regjeringen har vedtatt at i første omgang skal fem tusen statelige arbeidsplasser flyttes ut til regionene. Hva sier den norske Grunnloven om en utvikling hvor Kongehus, regjering og Stortinget forsvinner og skal erstattes av fire regioner, underkastet det markedsliberal og ikke-valgte regime i Brussel. Hvem har godkjent at Norge skal opphøre som sjølstendig, demokratisk nasjonalstat?
Strategien til føderalister og markedsliberalister her hjemme, som i Brussel, er endringer over sikt, med små skritt, for ikke å skremme opp den negative europeiske befolkningen. Det er flertall for EU i de europeiske statene, men stor folkelig motstand i alle EU-statene mot den føderale utviklinga, som pågår i det skjulte. Les Lisboa-traktaten og EU konstitusjon for å bli klar på hva som skjer.
Klare for ny maktkamp i gigantfylket: – Det er snakk om veldig mange arbeidsplasser
Dette må bli den store saken i valgkampen i 2021. Vi som avviser markedsstyring på alle økonomiske områder, vi vil gjenoppbygge det lokale folkestyre ved å ta offentlige oppgaver tilbake til de lokale politiske organer. Vi må starte debattene og komme opp med forslag og strategier, hvis vi skal vinne fram i kampen mot føderalistene og Europas Forente Stater.
De politiske partiene må gå til valg på forsvar og gjenvinning av folkestyret. Det er vår viktigste oppgave. Vårt mål er en suveren nasjonalstat, en norsk grunnlov og folkestyre på alle nivå. Det kommer ikke av seg sjøl.
Forget a United States of Europe: This politician wants an EU of regions and cities
Euronews • last updated: 07/05/2019
Forget the United States of Europe: one part of the green-left movement wants to counter "nationalists and racists" with a vision of a Republic of Europe consisting not of national states but of cities and regions.
The proposal comes from Austria and Johannes Voggenhuber, a former Green MEP until 2009 but who now has new political project called 1 Europe.
"The motto of our campaign is resistance and vision, resistance and alternative", Voggenhuber told Euronews. "This vision is the Republic of Europe made up of strong regions, a policy of common peace and a social union".
His party list includes six women and two men. In his manifesto, Voggenhuber calls for a strict separation between legislative and executive power as well as a mechanism for the redistribution of wealth between rich and poor regions.
Objective: "to overcome the inability of nation-states to handle the world of the future" and the cross-vetoes that block the most important decisions on social security, solidarity, justice and immigration.
Black hole of democracy in Europe
"I have the impression that we must redefine democracy from the basics", Voggenhuber says. "The separation of powers is essential for democracies. The fact that the members of the Council of the European Union are part of the executive when they board the plane in Vienna, and become legislative power when they come down from the plane ladder in Brussels, is a serious violation of this principle, as well as the fact that the legislative debates of the Council are not public."
His proposal is to transform the Council into a Chamber of States, made up of directly elected representatives in various countries and no longer by the heads of government.
"The Council is the black hole of democracy in Europe. Almost all the EU crises emerge from this intergovernmental Europe, this Council Europe.”
Voggenhuber, 68, has caused much debate in Austria with his new movement. A former spokesperson of the Greens until 1985, in February he announced the split within the Austrian ecological party, once the most popular in Europe.
United states of Europe could spell the end of the western alliance
Con Coughlin - Updated: July 4, 2019 07:10 PM
The EU's new leaders regard the creation of a European superstate as a welcome alternative to America’s global dominance
The changing of the guard at the top of the European Union, with a new line-up of top officials set to be approved by the European parliament, could well result in increased tensions in the western alliance, as Brussels intensifies its efforts to create a European superstate.
And the emergence of a new EU leadership that is preoccupied with pursuing its own, federalist agenda, could have a profound bearing on its approach to global issues, especially in the Middle East, where its insistence on sticking to the controversial nuclear deal with Iran could increase tensions in the region.
That is certainly the conclusion being reached by many western diplomats following 27 hours of intense summit negotiations in Brussels earlier this week that resulted in the nominations for the EU’s most important posts for the next five years.
Foremost among those to emerge victorious from the brutal power-brokering between Germany and France over who should hold these key positions was Ursula von der Leyen, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a committed European federalist.
Mrs von der Leyen, who for the past 11 years has served as Germany’s first female defence minister, has impeccable European credentials. The daughter of a prominent German politician, Ernst Albrecht, she studied in London before pursuing her own politician career. A fluent French speaker, she has established strong ties with French politicians. Indeed, it was her Francophone outlook that persuaded French President Emmanuel Macron to back her for the top job.
But her emergence as the leading candidate to replace Jean-Claude Juncker has not been without controversy. In response to criticisms that the EU suffers from what critics call a “democratic deficit”, attempts were made to give the European Parliament a greater role in the selection of the candidates, with the so-called spitzenkandidat system, based on the outcome of the recent EU elections.
To this end the main political blocs in the newly-elected parliament came up with their own suggestions for the top jobs, with the veteran Dutch liberal politician Frans Timmermans their preference to replace Mr Juncker.
But for all the talk of adopting a more democratic approach to the EU’s decision-making process, in the end the main EU power-brokers – namely Germany and France – reverted to type and carved up a deal between themselves, which has left these first few tentative steps towards addressing the institution’s democratic failings in ruins, as well as alienating important member states in southern and eastern Europe that were completely excluded from the Franco-German power-broking axis.
It is, of course, blatantly undemocratic and unaccountable conduct of this nature that resulted in the British public voting for Brexit in the 2016 referendum, and the unseemly squabbling behind closed doors that ultimately resulted in the emergence of the candidates' list for the top jobs has not exactly helped the EU’s reputation for openness and fairness.
About the only positive to outcome from this sorry affair is that for the first time two women will hold senior posts in the EU’s hierarchy. Apart from Mrs von der Leyen’s nomination as president, the prominent French politician Christine Lagarde, the current head of the IMF, is to take over as president of the European Central Bank.
And with the fallout from what can only be described as the carve-up of the EU’s top jobs likely to rumble on for some time, the other conclusion that must be reached from these appointments is that the EU’s quest for ever closer union is likely to accelerate considerably as a consequence, especially with Mrs von der Leyen in the driving seat.
A long-standing advocate of what she calls “a united states of Europe", Mrs von der Leyen has all the ideological credentials to fulfil the EU’s ambitions.
She nurtures a vision of the EU’s 27 member countries being run on similar federal arrangements to those that exist in countries such as Switzerland, Germany and the US. She is also a strong advocate for the creation of an independent European defence force, one that would seek to protect European interests instead of the continent having to rely on Nato for its defence.
This push for greater European integration, though, is likely to exacerbate further tensions in the transatlantic alliance, where relations between the Trump administration and the major European powers are already strained as a result of Washington’s unhappiness over what it regards as unfair trading arrangements, as well as the failure of most European countries to meet their Nato spending commitments.
Moreover, many European politicians regard the creation of a European superstate as a welcome and necessary alternative to America’s long-standing global dominance.
But if the new round of EU appointments will lend encouragement to those who seek closer European integration, they will do little to improve the effectiveness of the western alliance to deal with global security issues, particularly in the Middle East.
The EU’s new leaders, for example, are unlikely to change direction on the vexed issue of the Iran nuclear deal, where Brussels is still attempting to establish a trading mechanism whereby European firms can continue trading with Tehran without running the risk of being hit with punitive measures from the US.
The EU’s approach, which has already sparked anger in Washington, could find itself under further pressure if Iran persists with its threat to enrich uranium, thereby making Tehran in breach of the terms of the nuclear deal it agreed with the major powers in 2015.
A renewed attempt by the EU to develop its own defence capabilities could also severely undermine the West’s ability to deal with threats from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea. The most likely outcome from any such initiative would be to persuade Washington to withdraw from the Nato alliance, thereby ending an alliance that has for seven decades proved vital to keeping the peace in Europe and the world beyond.
Con Coughlin is the Daily Telegraph’s defence and foreign affairs editor
Updated: July 4, 2019 07:10 PM
May 12, 2019 |
Driven by advancing technologies and infrastructure, smart cities have progressed passed a future concept and are now becoming a reality, with the Australian government currently initiating a new plan to “transform our cities and regional locations”.
The ‘Smart Cities Plan’ will include new mechanisms to monitor and control society with technology, including smart management of infrastructure functions, ground and air sensor devices, CCTV surveillance with facial recognition, ‘sustainable projects’ and more.
Many of the systems are already here, and over the next decade, regions across the country are set to interconnect to create a national smart grid controlled by advancing biometric technologies.
WHAT IS A ‘SMART CITY’?
By the year 2020, the number of devices connected in the Internet of Things (IoT) network is expected to double, and one major development that is already happening across the world to accommodate this increase is the ‘smart cities revolution’.
Using information and communication technologies, a ‘smart city’ aims at delivering personalised and intelligent services to residents, business, and importantly, authorities.
A smart city is officially defined under international standards as the:
“Effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens.”
A smart city uses the data from devices and IoT sensors, largely operated by AI systems, to improve people’s experience of city services, using ‘smart management’ of resources to alleviate problems like congestion, crime and pollution.
Common themes found in smart city designs include: CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities, LED ‘smart lights’ and sensors, pedestrian trackers, city movement monitoring systems, and ‘environmental analysis’ to understand air quality such as dust, pollution and temperature.
The technology to create this type of smart city is already available and in use around the world, including rubbish bins that compost themselves, street lights that dim when they’re not needed and brighten when pedestrians walk by, moment sensors and apps advising live data and much more.
An increasing number of countries are building cities from scratch using technological innovation to achieve more ‘sustainable urban development’, such as Forest City in Malaysia, Belmont Smart City in the United States and the Sino-Oman Industrial City as examples.
Australia hasn’t been left behind in this race either, and thanks to new initiatives being introduced by the federal government, the country is now putting in place infrastructure that will facilitate development of smart cities across the nation.
The four-year program has been designed to improve the ‘livability’ of Australian cities and suburbs using technology and a relatively new concept – “open data”.
A key focus of smart cities is on harnessing this type of data. That is, encouraging organisations to put their data in the public domain for others to use.
The new plan represents a new framework for cities policy at the federal level, and it that will guide action across various portfolios to deliver sustainable outcomes for our cities, the people who live in them and all Australians:
The Smart Cities Plan sets out the Australian government’s vision for our cities, and it includes three pillars: Smart Investment, Smart Policy and Smart Technology.
The first round of the program saw half of the total $50 million funded for 52 smart city initiatives, allocated across all states and territories, supporting the delivery of innovative city projects that “improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia”.
Second round of funding has also concluded, providing local government agencies and bodies a total of $22 million, with grants of $250,000 to $5 million to support projects that apply innovative technology-based solutions to urban challenges.
Since then, Australian telcos have been leading the introductions of the technologies across the country, including Optus at the Royal Botanical Gardens and Telstra’s assistance with plans in Launceston.
Global networking giants have also been pushing into Australian smart cities technology, including Huawei’s Intelligent Operation Centre, Cisco’s smart cities “alliance” with KPMG Australia and Nokia’s smart cities framework.
The government fully admits that the new initiative is part of Australia’s significant contribution toward achievement of Agenda 2030 ‘Sustainable Development Goal’ 11.
What’s the connection between smart cities and sustainability? A push for cleaner water, zero waste, smart transport, better engagement with communities and infrastructure control.
Couple with a sophisticated surveillance grid to monitor and control the created environment, a UN-driven desire to make Australian cities more ‘livable and prosperous’ is driving the integration of information technology into city management programs at this very moment.
The following list gives a brief overview of current smart city initiatives currently across Australia. A full list of projects can be found by clicking here.
The Australian government has already provided 52 projects across the nation with $28.5 million in shared funding, with a second round of applications currently being accepted.
New surveillance technology that will be able to recognise your face, tell your gender and track your movements is being introduced in Perth as part of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.
The technology, now in use at Perth airport, will be tested by the City of Perth as part of a new $1 million smart cities trial in the region.
According to reports, the first “smart” video surveillance cameras will be switched on in East Perth, and will be able to recognise your face, tell your gender and track your movements.
The city’s trial will be limited to near the Matagarup Bridge leading to Optus Stadium, and if successful, will be rolled out across the city’s vast network of 485 CCTV cameras.
The technology will allow “city authorities to be alerted if someone enters a restricted area”, and it will also “count pedestrian foot traffic” and “monitor motor vehicle traffic”.
Currently, systems have been inspired by Transperth’s $7.4 million central monitoring room, which was officially opened in 2011, including 1363 CCTV cameras monitoring more than 130 million ‘annual boardings’ 24-hours a day.
The City of Perth has confirmed this week the cutting-edge technology had been installed, but is awaiting commissioning.
The #SmartDarwin project will implement city-scale smart infrastructure in Darwin, including smart lighting, parking and wifi, integrated through an open IoT platform.
Smart technology will control the infrastructure’s open data to ‘combat social and safety challenges’, driven by the “Switching on Darwin” initiative.
According to the official website, the $10M project will deliver smart technology to ‘encourage innovative solutions’ and ‘enhance community life’.
Current programs of the technologies include “138 CCTV cameras in the CBD”, “microclimate monitoring systems” and “a smart city platform” for all citizens of Darwin.
A number of additional CCTV cameras are being installed along The Esplanade, in Mitchell, Smith and Cavenagh Streets, as well as at key intersections in the CBD.
Currently, the NT government says the new technology does not include facial recognition capabilities, however the government has modelled the system based on similar technologies used in China, according to reports.
The “Melbourne as a smart city” project has already seen the establishment of open data platforms that have almost 100 unique data sets that are available for anyone to access and use.
Through an open data platform, you can view real time city data at any time.
Current programs of the technologies include “emerging technology testbeds”, “open innovation competition” and “free public wi-fi systems”.
One of the most striking elements of Melbourne’s new smart city features is what they describe as a ‘pedestrian counting system’ to track ‘anonymous’ numbers of individual movements.
Furthermore, the City of Melbourne has played an important role in collaborating with government agencies, telecommunications providers, local businesses, startups, researchers and industry partners to ensure the rollout of 5G and IoT to the community in 2020.
The city is has also installed a network of 50 sensor-equipped rubbish bins that report to garbage truck operators when they are at 70 percent capacity, and a SmartGuide parking system in the city helps in detecting occupancy status of parking spaces.
The Sunshine Coast Council has adopted the Smart City Framework and Smart City Implementation Program (SCIP), partnering with Cisco and Telstra to develop a Smart City Framework for the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA) and the region.
Smart City technologies currently at work in the region can be found in the new Smart Centre.
According to the official website, a three-year rolling program of smart city solutions is outlined to be installed at key locations across the region.
The Smart City Framework balances quality of life, economic growth and environmental sustainability, through the implementation of key technologies associated with businesses, pollution management, as well as key improvements to the transport, health and education sectors.
Some of the programs to be implemented include smart parking, power, water, waste management, transport, health, education, signage, citizens services, city Wi-Fi and lighting.
The Newcastle Smart City Program consists of a group of digital projects aimed at delivering smart services to residents across the region.
According to the official website, the main pillars of the smart initiative include: the Hunter Innovation Project, which lays the infrastructure, and the Innovation Ecosystem, which connects the networks and instrumental areas of specialisation.
This will be coupled with the Newcastle Smart City Strategy, which is a strategic planning document.
Current programs of the technologies include “driverless vehicles”, “electronic vehicle charging stations” and “sustainable tracking sensors”.
Newcastle’s infrastructure will be the Australian benchmark for integrated urban systems at a city scale, available to peers for replication nationally and internationally:
The project will deliver a “city-scale transport, energy and digital infrastructure network”, including laser-enabled roadside poles, solar and battery powered electric vehicle charge points, smart bus stops and smart parking.
Ipswich will be a testing ground for intelligent transportation innovation, with the launch of Australia’s largest cooperative intelligent transport system program: the Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative.
Council is partnering with remote piloted system technology proponents, entrepreneurs and developers who can use the ‘Smart City Data Platform’ to consider relevant challenges and co-design dynamic business solutions.
According to the official website, this will include a road testing trial and large-scale deployment of cooperative and automated technologies.
Ipswich will also be using a remote piloted system to monitor our natural environment and improve the way we survey the region.
The aim of the new smart technologies is to go beyond delivering digital technology to create a “connected community full of ideas”.
The ‘Adelaide Smart City’ initiative has recently been announced as an ecosystem of open and citizen-driven innovation and sharing, and will develop to “one of the world’s smartest cities“.
The council has been installing advanced digital technology into city functions, services and infrastructure, to improve the functionality and integration of the entire city and economy.
According to the official website, a network of sensors are being installed around the CBD to support ‘Smart City Projects’, such as smart city lighting, smart parking, smart environmental monitoring, smart waste bins, and a smart city studio, for innovators to build products and services.
Technology will help better manage things like energy consumption, carbon emissions and the movement of people, enabling government to ‘create experiences’ for residents and visitors alike.
Adelaide has been marked the first ‘Lighthouse City’ in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, with the latest TelePresence video conferencing technology in the Adelaide Smart City Studio for participants anywhere in the city or the world.
PATH THAT FOLLOWS
Ultimately, these fragmented projects will develop and connect together to make up the smart city vision, and we are already seeing small examples of this come to light.
One example includes the University of New South Wales (UNSW) making new partnerships to investigate the potential of smart cities and energy storage systems.
The group will achieve this by leading Australia’s first fully integrated smart city trial in partnership with Providence Asset Group (PAG) and Tamworth City Council.
The trial will be the first based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and include applications across transport, energy, health, telecommunications and other community services.
The community will include traffic lights that communicate with autonomous vehicles, smart roads that collect rain water and aged care facilities that transmit information about residents to hospitals:
Each piece of the puzzle will eventually link the entire east coast of Australia and further beyond, with an AI-controlled smart grid that will be monitored by authorities.
Many experts have expressed concerns over the privacy and freedom intrusions new smart city technologies will propose, including references to the misuse of power currently seen in China.
In China, smart tech is tackling everything from resource management, environmental issues and traffic congestion, to welfare systems and the lack of social trust.
Connected, next-generation vending machines, smart lockers in high-rise/multi-tenant buildings, Wi-Fi trackers, surveillance cameras and QR-code transactions, characterise China’s ‘smart cities’.
The origins of China’s smart cities project can be traced back to the mid-1990s, when the urban ‘Eighth Gold Plan’ was launched, and a nationwide informational infrastructure developed.
In 2011, smart city initiatives were officially set out in China’s 12th Five Year Plan, a guideline for China’s economic development.
In 2018, China had about 500 smart city pilots, outnumbering all other countries combined.
These smart city initiatives have been instrumental in the development of China’s draconian social credit system, which has instituted a digital dictatorship that has led to restrictions on movements and behaviours in Chinese society.
We have expressed concerns that China’s ‘Social Credit System’ may soon reach Australia.
Certainly, after investigating the Australian government’s ‘smart city’ initiative, it is evident that advanced technologies needed to introduce a similar model domestically – CCTV with facial recognition, movement sensors, 5G – are being established.
Australians must contact their local governments and councils immediately to voice concerns about these plans to ‘transform’ the country into the coming ‘Era of Sustainability’.
Smart Cities Plan | Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
City Deals | Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Smart Cities and Suburbs | Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Performance Framework | Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Sustainable Development Goal 11 | Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
#SmartDarwin – Overview | City of Darwin
Melbourne as a smart city | City of Melbourne
Smart City Framework | Sunshine Coast Council
Newcastle Smart City Program | City of Newcastle
‘Adelaide Smart City’ initiative | City of Ipswich
Australia’s first fully integrated smart city trial | Utility Magazine
Developer On Track to Build $5bn Smart City | The Urban Developer
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