Monthly Archives: June 2016

Australia and Europe in solidarity with the U.S

1-Australia DFAT-logo Protected by copy right Law“All Austrian stand with the people of the United States today, against terror and against hate.”   “We convey our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and those who are injured” expressed Prime Minister Turnbull  of Australia June 12, 2016 © DFAT

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of all European States, including:  Austria,  Australia,  Belgium,   Denmark,   Finland,  France,   Germany,  Hungary   Iceland,  Israel,   Norway,  Poland,   Sweden,   the Netherlands,    the United Kingdom,   the European Union Diplomatic Delegation to the U.S,    High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,    Czech Republic,   NATO Secretary General   expressed deeply their shock and sadness on the terrorist attack in Orlando and reaffirmed their Solidarity and Standing with the United States.

A tragic day in the U.S

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

“Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate. And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people.” June 12, 2016 © The White House

The Netherlands EU Presidency and the EU-U.S Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting

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On 2 June 2016,  the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting  on Justice and Home Affairs, hosted by the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU, took place in Amsterdam. This meeting was held usually twice a year, to evaluate and advance Trans-Atlantic cooperation in the areas of Freedom, Security and Justice.

In this Ministerial meeting, the EU and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to closer cooperation, especially in the context of evolving and shared challenges that affect the security and rights of citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.  June 2, 2016 © MFA of the Netherlands  Continue to read

View the Press release on U.S Homeland Security:  Joint EU-U.S. Press Statement Following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial