Monthly Archives: January 2017

Canada and Europe united to defend Human Rights and Refugees

Prime Minister of UK stated that the United Kingdom does not agree with President Trump’s Refugee ban. 

Additional: The UK Human Rights                                 UK Support for Refugees 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Trump:                                      Canada Will take you.    (By ROB GILLIES, ASSOCIATED PRESS  January 28, 2017)

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength Welcome To Canada”  January 28, 2017 @JustinTrudeau                                     Follow us @USEUWAffairs     

Prime Minister of Canada Supports President Trump’s Pipeline Project

On January 24, with the Executive orders President Trump brought into life the Keystone XL Pipeline ProjectThe President also emphasized that the materials for the project will be made in the U.S.  The measure was greatly welcomed by Canadian government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated his full support for President’s decision.

Official documents on the the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access.

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, The White House January 24, 2017

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines, The White House January 24, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Pipeline support President Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline, CBC news January 24, 2017 

Stephen Harper Former Prime Minister of  Canada 

“Great first step by President Trump in the advancement of Keystone XL, stronger resource development means a stronger economy. ”  © Stephen Harper January 25, 2017

Thanks to President Trump’s executive order, the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline can finally be built. It’s about time.”   Expressed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan   and continued

“Congress is committed to working with President Trump to move forward with safe and vital infrastructure that will boost our economy and create thousands of good-paying jobs in states across the country.”  © Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s Office January 24, 2017

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President Trump and the new American Era


© President Donald Trump Inauguration January 20, 2017 

Representing a new movement of  Visionary-Realism  in America that has begun to echo already  a deep inspiration across the Europe and in the Globe,  President Trump has inaugurated a new American Era.  In his first week in the White House, President Trump has also assured Europe and NATO the United States’ continuation of close partnership and commitments.

Highlighted by the Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis: 

“In separate calls today, Defense Secretary James Mattis  spoke with his counterparts from the United Kingdom and Canada and with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg”

“Secretary Mattis  wanted to place the call on his first full day in office to reinforce the importance he places on the alliance,”   Jan. 23, 2017 © DoD Media/News Affairs 

Europe Stands United with the close Relations with the U.S and President Trump

In the inauguration ceremony of President Donald Trump–all  European Ambassadors to the United States attended the ceremony and send their best wishes on their websites/twitters.

On the same day almost all European Ministry of Foreign Affairs,   Embassies to the U.S,  Prime Ministers and  the Head of States from:  Austria,  Australia,  Canada,  Czech Republic, Denmark,  Estonia,  Finland,  Israel,  Latvia,  Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ukraine,  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg  sent their official messages of congratulations and convey their countries wish to continue the special relations with the United States and President Donald Trump.

The list is viewable on our twitter published on the Moment: President Donald Trump’s Inauguration, Highlight of the event and messages  

The Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America,  David O’Sullivan attended the inauguration ceremony and stated:   “Honored to be attending the Inauguration of President Donald Trump”



EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan attending the inauguration ceremony. © EU Ambassador to the U.S January 20, 2017




U.S. Air Forces in Europe, the 75th anniversary

Commitment, partnership…..from 1942 to 2017 the 75th anniversary of U.S. Air Forces in Europe…..flying for a Nobel cause…… Freedom.


January 19,2017 ©U.S Air Force Europe-Africa

From the creation of Eighth Air Force in 1942 to Operation Atlantic Resolve in 2017, U.S. Air Forces in Europe has answered the call to service for 75 years. 
USAFE’s 75th anniversary is Jan. 19, but the command will celebrate the diamond anniversary of the U.S. Air Force presence in Europe on Jan. 23.  Announced by  USAFE Pubic Affairs January 19, 2017  RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany. 

Acknowledgments: Article by Editor in Chief, Catherine S. Schmidt   

Spanish Naval Force in Operation Atalanta-3






Commanding Officer of ESPS Relampago, Lieutenant Commander Francisco Garcia Flores of Spanish Navy (right) and  Commodore Hadyn Edmonson of Royal Canadian Navy (left) January 16,  2017 © EU NAVFOR

Spanish Naval warship ESPS Relampago in Operation Atalanta met with the Combined Task Force 150 in their port visit to Tanzania.  

The Commanding Officer of the Combined Task Force 150Commodore Edmonson visited the EU NAVFOR warship ESPS Relampago and met with the ESPS Relampago’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Francisco Garcia Flores and the crew. 

The meeting and discussion of both Commanding Officers highlighted the close cooperation and the joint efforts of EU NAVFOR and the Combined Task Force 150 in counter piracy operation and maritime security in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. 

Special: Interview with Deputy Operation Commander of European Union Naval Force Somalia

  1. Additional: Spanish Naval Force in Operation Atalanta-2
  2. U.S Naval Forces in Operation Atalanta-2

News from Spanish Navy                                   News from Combined Maritime Forces
Source: EU NAVFOR                                                          Follow us on Twitter: @USEUWAffairs    

Interview with the Deputy Head of EULEX Kosovo

In the first exclusive interview series of 2017, we have the greatest honour to hear point of view from Brigadier General Bernd Thran, Deputy Head of EULEX Kosovo about the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo EULEX.






Brigadier General Bernd Thran, Deputy Head of EULEX Kosovo, 2017 © EULEX/ US EU World Affairs


Q: Herr General would you please give us an overview to EULEX mission and its operational pillars.

First of all allow me to thank you for giving me, and the Mission, the opportunity to explain what EULEX has already achieved and will continue to deliver throughout its current mandate. But back to your question: in June 2016 the Member States of the European Union and the Kosovo Government agreed on a new mandate for EULEX, leading to the creation of a new Operational Plan to direct the Mission’s activities until June 2018 when the current mandate expires.  The EULEX mandate consists of two operational objectives: monitoring, mentoring and advising, and executive. These are delivered through the Strengthening and Executive Divisions.

In order to strengthen the chain of criminal justice, EULEX continues to provide Monitoring, Mentoring and Advising (MMA) activities at the strategic level to Kosovo’s rule of law institutions. The Mission delivers assistance to the senior management of the Kosovo Judicial Council, Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, Ministry of Justice, Kosovo Police, Civil Registry and Kosovo Correctional Services. In addition, EULEX provides support to the EU-facilitated dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina by assisting the implementation of remaining dialogue agreements within the sphere of the rule of law.

EULEX will continue to implement the rule of law through our executive objective to ensure that the services are delivered until the progress of local authorities allows complete transition of executive functions. Our judges and prosecutors are embedded in Kosovo institutions and serve in accordance with Kosovo law. The focus is on the support to constitutional and civil justice as well as prosecution and adjudication of selected criminal cases both exclusively and jointly with the Kosovo prosecution authorities.

The new mandate reflects the fact that Kosovo institutions are demonstrating growing confidence and capacity in the rule of law area.  As a result, the Kosovo authorities are increasingly able to assume a whole range of rule of law tasks on their own. Our job until the end of the current mandate is to gradually transfer the remaining executive responsibilities over the rule of law area to Kosovo, taking into consideration the capability and potential of our local counterparts.

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