Japan fleet Pacific exercise

Brussels 18.06.2022 Japan has dispatched a Maritime Self-Defense Force flotilla on a deployment to 11 Indo-Pacific countries and one foreign territory as part of joint naval exercises with the United States and other countries undertaken to counter a more assertive China. #Japan deploys self-defense #fleet to Indo-Pacific with eye on Chinahttps://t.co/XGmSzPYs0O — Kyodo News |…

AUKUS: France geopolitical response

Brussels 14.10.2021 Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann OPINION: What is France and Europe response to AUKUS? Non-alignment and a pivot to Russia. Within the framework of the Indo-Pacific strategy, the alliance of the three Anglo-Saxon states, the United States (USA), Australia (AU) and the United Kingdom (UK) – AUKUS -has been implemented to the detriment of France and…

Australia to reopen Christmas Island for migrants

Australia will reopen a controversial detention center for asylum seekers on Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said after the defeat in parliament. Australian government to reopen island detention camp in anticipation of new migrant smuggling attempts. https://t.co/1waLKYDsIw — The Associated Press (@AP) February 13, 2019 The opposition Labor party and independents voted to amend…

#Salzburg: May demands realistic approach to Brexit process

EU heads of state or government gather on 19 and 20 September 2018 in #Salzburg, Austria for an informal meeting. The summit is hosted by Sebastian KURZ, Chancellor of Austria, which currently holds the presidency of the Council. The president of the European Council, Donald TUSK, chairs the meeting. He represents the EU together with…

EU aims at free trade with Australia and New Zealand

The Council authorised the Commission to open trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand and adopted negotiating directives for each of the negotiations. .@EUCouncil gives go-ahead to #trade negotiations with Australia & New Zealand to deepen existing cooperation and further reduce barriers to trade. A strong signal of EU's commitment to openness, free trade and global…

Australia for value-based concept of citizenship

In Australia  Turnbull government is tightening the requirements for the citizenship, with applicants to face a stand-alone English test and be asked to commit to embracing ‘Australian values’. Under the overhaul, would-be citizens will need to have been a permanent resident of Australia for four years, rather than 12 months. Prospective citizens will also be…

Philadelphia: PM May on EU

Amazing speech by Theresa May in US. Makes you proud to be British — Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 26, 2017 “…Nations, accountable to their populations – “deriving” as the Declaration of Independence puts it “their just powers from the consent of the governed” – can choose to join international organisations, or not. They can choose…