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Month: March 2016

Germany’s Chairmanship in OSCE 2016

Following the result of the unanimous vote by the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe ‘OSCE’   in December 2014, the Federal Republic of Germany was elected for the second time for the Chairmanship of 2016.   ‘Renewing Dialogue, Rebuilding Trust, Restoring Security’ are the main  concepts for Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 Highlighted by the Federal Foreign Office Germany’s objectives for this term will be to enhance the following areas: •Continuing conflict-crisis management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE… Read more Germany’s Chairmanship in OSCE 2016

Denmark’s new Humanitarian aid to UNMAS

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has allocated new aid to United Nation agency UNMAS to help Mine Action Response.   “This contribution reflects our strong and consistent support for the United Nations in its delivery and coordination of mine action. Mine action is a vital component of humanitarian response in conflict and post-conflict settings for protection of civilians and safe access for other humanitarian actors. We call upon others to follow our lead and increase support to mine action to  protect the civilians who are bearing the brunt of protracted armed… Read more Denmark’s new Humanitarian aid to UNMAS

The Leadership of Netherlands in EU Presidency 2016

In 2016 the Netherlands holds the EU Presidency for the twelfth time. The last time was in 2004.  Holding the Presidency involves mediating and brokering compromises between the 28 EU member states and between EU institutions like the Council, European Commission and European Parliament. The Netherlands’ central aim is that European Union place its focus more on what matters to Europe’s citizens, Economy and businesses. Thus its Priorities highlights Prosperity, Freedom and Security in Europe. 2016©The Dutch MFA Among many areas that the Dutch Government  is intent on ameliorating in Europe– during its EU Presidency (the unveiled projects until week  March… Read more The Leadership of Netherlands in EU Presidency 2016

Transatlantic Solidarity more important than ever

                                     Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Secretary John Kerry during the press conference, Washington DC February 29, 2016 © Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Steinmeier travelled to Washington and met with the U.S Secretary John Kerry. The visit was to strengthen ‘the Transatlantic Solidarity’  announced by German Foreign Office. In the recent years the United States and Germany have intensified their Diplomatic cooperation in many areas covering rage of global issues and the crisis. Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s visit to the U.S, by Deutsche Botschaft in Washington Related document in Paris: Transatlantic Solidarity… Read more Transatlantic Solidarity more important than ever

The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo EULEX

The Operation is one of the largest Law-Enforcement Mission in the frameworks of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), launched in February 2008 and reached full Operational capacity in April 2009. The EULEX assists the Kosovo Authorities in strengthening the Rule of  Law in the areas of Security, Law-Enforcement, Judiciary and Customs. The Mission has Four Operational Objectives  implemented via:  1- Monitoring, Mentoring and Advising  2-  Executive Objective  3- North objective  4- Support to Dialogue Implementation Objective. The U.S National Guard working with KFOR and EULEX 2010 ©The North Dakota National… Read more The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo EULEX