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Month: May 2016

Australia-European Union the enduring Partnership

  Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement FTA.  As a bloc, the EU is Australia’s largest source of foreign investment and second largest trading partner. In 2014, the EU’s foreign direct investment in Australia was valued at $169.6 billion and Australian foreign direct investment in the EU was valued at $83.5 billion. Total two-way merchandise and services trade between Australia and the EU was worth $83.9 billion. © Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Key interests and benefits A comprehensive, high-quality Australia-EU FTA would help to ensure our trade and… Read more Australia-European Union the enduring Partnership

The German OSCE Chairmanship on Counter-Terrorism-1

Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship, the Foreign Office and Federal Ministry of the Interior to host a Counter-Terrorism Conference in  Berlin  from 31 May- 1 June 2016 The announcement by Spokesperson of the German OSCE Chairmanship on May 26 indicates: “OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Foreign Minister of  Germany Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier,  Minister of  Interior Dr. Thomas de Maizière, and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier are to open a two-day OSCE–wide Counter-Terrorism Conference in Berlin on 31 May 2016, which will bring together more than 300 experts from across the OSCE region.”  May 26, 2016 © the  Spokesperson of the German OSCE Chairmanship                                                                            … Read more The German OSCE Chairmanship on Counter-Terrorism-1

Frigate ESPS Santa Maria of Spain in Operation Atalanta

Frigate ESPS Santa Maria of Spain has been redeployed on the Operation Atalanta on 15th May to stay in the next five months.  Spanish frigate ESPS Santa Maria May 2016 © EUNAVFOR Described by EU NAVAL Force, Frigate ESPS Santa Maria has a high caliber Operational capabilities including  a unique  Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance system, Remotely Piloted Air System, and  the Seahawk Helicopter on board.  With the arrival of ESPS Santa Maria, the Multitask Warship ESPS Tornado also of Spanish Navy will return to its port in Gran Canaria, after… Read more Frigate ESPS Santa Maria of Spain in Operation Atalanta

Finland’s vital Leadership in NATO

Finland took part in NATO Ministerial Meetings from 19-20 May in Brussels. Minister Timo Soini of Foreign Affairs has presented Finland in two sessions of the meeting. One with the focuses on NATO’s Afghanistan and the Resolute Support Mission  in which the Armed-Forces of Finland are holding a vital role.  And the other with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini. NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels News from Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs News from Finland Armed-Force NATO Secretary General welcomes deepening cooperation and dialogue with Finland… Read more Finland’s vital Leadership in NATO