Monthly Archives: January 2016

The United States praised the Netherlands

Secretary of Defense Carter expressed his gratitude to the Netherlands on its expansion of Air Campaign Against ISIL

“I want to commend the government of the Netherlands for its announcement today that Dutch Pilots will expand their current mission over Iraq to participate in coalition air strikes against ISIL in eastern Syria. I also appreciate the announcement of additional funding to support moderate armed Syrian opposition groups with civilian means and medical assistance, consideration of additional support to the Iraqi security forces and the Peshmerga, and additional funding for the restoration of damaged hospitals, schools and other infrastructure.”

Secretary of Defense concluded:

“I am grateful for Minister Hennis-Plasschaert’s immediate action following last week’s meeting, and for the continuing commitment from the Dutch people to this fight. They have provided a strong example for the 26 Nation Military Coalition which will gather in Brussels along with Representatives from the Iraqi government in two weeks to discuss the progress of the campaign and what additional capabilities are needed from every member Nation.” WASHINGTON, January 29, 2016 ©DoD News/Media

See more on the Netherlands Leadership in NATO

Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2016


Denmark is the Least Corrupt Country in the World

In the Statistic Global report of 2015 by Transparency International Organization Denmark is ranked the best and the least corrupt Country in the World followed by the second best Finland, 3 Sweden, 4 New Zealand, 5 Netherlands, 6 Norway and 7 Switzerland. 

“I am pleased to see Denmark ranked as the least corrupt Country in the World for the fourth time. It recognises our public sector as both transparent and well-organized, and it shows that Denmark offers a Safe and Stable environment for both People and Businesses,” elaborated the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen  ©The MFA Denmark

In 2015 Denmark was also recognized for the second time, number 3 in the World and number 1 in Europe as the best place for Business and Investments in the Statistic Global report of the  World Bank Group.

Related documents:

See the Global Report of 2015, by Transparency International organization

Denmark the Ideal Place for Business and Investment, World Bank’s recent Report 

Denmark the top European States for Business

But equally important–Denmark has been also the Leading Force in many aspect of (the Real) Human Rights issues at the International levels.

Denmark the Leading force in UN for Human Rights November 2015


The Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Among other crucial measures that the Dutch Government is going to apply during its Presidency of Council of Europe, is also helping the European Aviation Industry to become more active and competitive in the changing World. 

Responding to Global Developments

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment has organised this international meeting during the Netherlands Presidency of the EU. European civil aviation is facing major challenges. And the global aviation industry is changing rapidly due to the expansion of non-European airports and airlines. This means new opportunities, but at the same time tests the ability of European Airports and Airlines to compete. ©EU 2016 NL

See the  Summit  European Aviation Summit at Schiphol, 20-21 January 2016

See more The Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union


The Leadership of Austria and its Armed-Forces in the World

Highly rich with European heritage, Austria is the centre of  Europe with its Capital city ‘Vienna’ the heart of Culture, History and Music, Literature, Science and Technology–since centuries ago.

In Political domain– Vienna holds also the key role not only in European Territory but also in the International Affairs. As of current time,  Vienna has the Seats of over 16 United Nations main Organizations, with more of other International Orgs and Institutions.  International Organizations in Vienna

In the Military sphere, the Austrian Armed-Forces has a major Leading Role in NATO, EU, UN Operations– deployed in various parts of the World for maintaining Peace and Security. 

A glimpse into the Austrian Armed-Forces engagements in the Global Missions

  • In KFOR Kosovo as part of International Security Force since 1999
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of European Force in Operation Althea since 2004
  • In UNIFIL Lebanon as part of UN Peacekeeping Force since 2011
  • In Central African Republic as the Military Adviser in EU Deployment Mission
  • In Ukraine part of OSCE as Military Observer in Monitoring Mission

Simultaneously in:

©Österreichs Bundesheer



By Catherine Stella Schmidt