The UN General Assembly 2015

New York, 28 September-3 October 2015

Liechtenstein

The Speech of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs Aurelia Frick of Liechtenstein, at the UN General Assembly. NY 2 October 2015

Iceland

The Speech of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson of Iceland, at the UN General Assembly. NY 2 October 2015

Austria

The Speech of H.E. Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz of Austria, at the UN General Assembly. NY 1 October 2015

Germany

The speech of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany at the UN General Assembly. NY 1.October 2015

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US-EU Law-Enforcement

US-EU furthering partnerships on Law-Enforcement

Europol Director Rob Wainwright with the Director of FBI James Comey 2015Director of FBI James Comey during a meeting with Director of EUROPOL Rob Wainwright. The Hague 24.September 2015 ©EUROPOL

The Director of U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey travelled to The Hague to meet with the Director of EUROPOL to discuss rage of subjects including furthering the  partnerships between the FBI and the Europe Law-Enforcement to the closer level on combating with Cybercrime.

In the European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) at Europol HQs the Director of FBI spoke on Global Threats ( Cybercrime and Terrorism) and highlighted:

“The perception that terrorism only happens in big cities like New York, London, or Paris is not true.There are troubled people all across the United States and in every country around the world. That’s why partnerships are critical. We all share a common interest in keeping our nations safe from both crime and terrorism.  Together, we can identify common threats and common needs, and by joining forces, we’re all better able to protect the people we serve,”

“No law enforcement or intelligence agency alone – no country alone – can defeat crime and terrorism and keep its streets safe. But all of us, standing together – we are strong, unbending, and unbreakable.”

On the same Subject during the convention the Director of Europol Rob Wainwright stated:

Now more than ever we understand the importance of cross-border Law-Enforcement cooperation to tackle global threats, such as terrorism and Cybercrime. In this challenging time, building up strong partnerships among international law enforcers, and ensuring fast and efficient information exchange, are key to safeguarding our citizens and our collective security.”

“In this respect, cooperation between Europol, the FBI and other international partners, has proved to be exemplary, in particular in combatting cyber attacks and the sexual exploitation of children online. This strong collaboration demonstrates what Law Enforcement agencies can achieve together when trusted relationships are established.”

 

La France on Syrian crisis

27 Septembre 2015

Declaration of la France on launching a Military strike on radical groups in Syria.  As President François Hollande had already stated before that la France will act on the Syrian crisis at the root. 

A policy that Germany needs to be allied with.

The Declaration of President Holland at the UN General Assembly, New York 27 September 2015

Watch the Declaration of President Holland at the UN General Assembly, New York 27 September 2015, Elysee

 

 

UK’s Leadership in refugee crisis

Statement by Prime Minister David Cameron on Syria refugees and counter-terrorism

At the House of Common, 7. September 2015

Before making a statement on counter-terrorism, let me update the House about what we are doing to help address the migration crisis in Europe and, in particular, to help the thousands of refugees who are fleeing from Syria.

This issue is clearly the biggest challenge facing countries across Europe today. More than 300,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year. These people came from different countries under different circumstances. Some are economic migrants in search of a better life in Europe. Many are refugees fleeing conflict. And it is vital to distinguish between the two.

In recent weeks we have seen a vast increase in the numbers arriving across the Eastern Mediterranean from Turkey – more than 150,000 people have attempted that route since January. The majority of these are Syrian refugees – fleeing the terror of Assad and ISIL, which has seen more than 11 million people driven from their homes.

The whole country has been deeply moved by the heart-breaking images we have seen over the past few days. And it is absolutely right that Britain should fulfil its moral responsibility to help those refugees just as we have done so proudly throughout our history.

But in doing so we must use our head and our heart by pursuing a comprehensive approach that tackles the causes of the problem as well as the consequences.

  • It means stabilising countries where the migrants are coming from
  • It means seeking a solution to the crisis in Syria
  • It means pushing for the formation of a new unity government in Libya
  • It means busting the criminal gangs
  • It means saving lives using our aid budget
  • It means funding the refugee camps

Britain is doing and will continue to do all of these things.

  • We are using our aid budget to alleviate poverty and suffering in the countries where these people are coming.
  • We are the only major country in the world that has kept our promise to spend 0.7% of our GDP on aid.
  • We are already the second largest bilateral donor of aid to the Syrian conflict, including providing over 18 million food rations, giving 1.6 million access to clean water and providing education to a quarter of a million children.

And last week  we announced the largest an additional £100 million in aid taking our toal contribution to over £1 billion

The is the UK’s largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis. Sixty Million pounds of this additional funding will go to help Syrians still in Syria.

The rest will go to neighbouring countries – to Turkey, to Jordan, to Lebanon where Syrian refugees now account for one-quarter of the population. And over half of this new funding will support children, with a particular priority on those who have been orphaned or separated from their families.

No other European country has come close to this level of support. Without Britain’s aid to these camps, the numbers attempting the dangerous journey to Europe would be very much higher. And as my Rt Hon Friend the Chancellor said yesterday, we will now go much further in the spending review, significantly reshaping the way we use our aid budget to serve our national interest. We will invest even more in tackling the causes of the crisis in the Middle East and North Africa. And we will hold much larger sums in reserve to respond to acute humanitarian crises as they happen.

Britain is doing and will continue to do all of these things.

We are using our aid budget to alleviate poverty and suffering in the countries where these people are coming.
We are the only major country in the World that has kept our promise to spend 0.7% of our GDP on aid.
We are already the Second Largest bilateral donor of aid to the Syrian conflict, including providing over 18 million food rations, giving 1.6 million access to clean water and providing education to a quarter of a million children.

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The Czech Republic and NATO

 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Czech Republic

Joint press point with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav SobotkaNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka. Prague 9.September 2015 ©NATO

During an official visit to Prague , on September 9th,  the Secretary General of NATO met with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaorálek, Defence Minister Martin Stropnický, and other Officials.

Secretary General expressed his gratitude to Czech Republic for its continuous commitment and contributions to NATO and European Security, by spending 2% of GDP on  Defence :                                         “The Czech Republic is really contributing to our Alliance and collective Defence, and we are very grateful for that.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the US Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Andrew H. Shapiro, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka and the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Martin Stropnicky with soldiers of the US military convoyNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Martin Stropnicky , the U.S Ambassador to Czech Republic  Andrew H.  Shapiro and the US Army Convoy. 9.September 2015 ©NATO

He also urged all NATO Member States to increase their investment on Defence and Security:  

“As  Security challenges grow, it is also vital that we invest more in our Defence.”

 

Europe needs one voice

 

In the mass influx of refugee crisis, all EU States need to remain in one voice and apply an objective strategic measures that could be sustainable in a long term.

In this scope United Kingdom, France, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary are presenting the best solutions to the long term crisis.    As it is, evidently,  the German solution will not work for European problems.

In the frame work of European Union the crisis in our Territory need to be worked out with a team-work of all European governments, not a solo policy of one Land which could de-stabilize the others and the rest.  Hence Germany must listen to all EU States and act accordingly:

1- Protect its borders

2- Help other EU States to do the same

3- Deal with Crisis in Syria at the root just as France has declared yesterday.

Statement of the Heads of Governments of the Visegrad Group ( the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland )

Press Conference by President Hollande (President de la Republique Francaise)

UK will work with UNHCR not the Human trafficking groups that have taken so many life.

 

By Catherine Stella Schmidt