Dr Oumar Markio was planned as one of the speakers in our |+| Dialogforums: "Mali in der Zwischenzeit" mit Aminata Traoré, Oumar Mariko und Many Camara.
Responsible for the denial of the visa is France, which vetoed the granting of a Schengen-visa for Dr. Ooumar Mariko, as well as for Aminata Traoré. This example shows very clearly how France canobstruct the work of the European Parliament in its sole and absolute discretion! While Aminata Traoré at least was granted a German visa, and is therefore allowed to travel to Berlin (on the condition of not passing through France!), the German Federal Government presumably buckled under pressure of France and has in the end denied the Visa to Dr. Oumar Mariko, using the argument that he would be a danger for public order, National security or public health in terms of article 2, paragraph 9 of the act (EG) or for the international relations of one or more member states (Nr. 562/2006 Schengen Grenzkodex) and his “willingness, to leave the territory of the member states before expiry of his visa could not have been guaranteed!”