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#FY2020 European Deterrence Initiative #EDI funding request

#FY2020 European Deterrence Initiative #EDI funding request

| March 15, 2019

This year’s budget submission for the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) builds on previous United States investments and reflects the priorities of the National Defense Strategy by improving the readiness, responsiveness, lethality and resiliency of US forces in Europe in order to strengthen deterrence posture and enhance our defence capabilities. As in previous submissions, the 2020 […]

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#US Sanctions failing to target #Kremlin stooges in East #Ukraine

#US Sanctions failing to target #Kremlin stooges in East #Ukraine

| March 7, 2019

US sanctions on east Ukraine are not working. Controls on those involved with the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) are failing to stop Russian businessmen working under the Kremlin’s protection from enriching themselves and furthering Russia’s ambitions abroad. The Donbass has always been the heart of hard industry in the […]

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US ends #DiplomaticProtocol tiff with EU

US ends #DiplomaticProtocol tiff with EU

| March 5, 2019

The United States has ended a spat with the European Union over diplomatic protocol that came amid heightened tensions over trans-Atlantic trade, writes the BBC. US ambassador Gordon Sondland said the bloc was “one of America’s most valuable partners in ensuring global security and prosperity”. The dispute surfaced in January over an apparent downgrading of […]

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Immediate change to #EUUSDelegation protocol

Immediate change to #EUUSDelegation protocol

| March 4, 2019

The Ambassador of the United States to the European Union Gordon Sondland is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the Department of State will again recognize the European Union’s representation in Washington as equivalent to that of a bilateral mission in the Diplomatic Corps Order of Precedence.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has instructed the […]

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Politicians and #Forex: How May and Trump have an impact on exchange rates

Politicians and #Forex: How May and Trump have an impact on exchange rates

| February 28, 2019

With British MPs leaving the Labour Party and the Conservative Party to form a new Independent Group in Parliament, the political landscape in the UK is becoming increasingly unstable, especially with the UK due to leave the EU in March. A new survey has revealed that over 50% of the British electorate now back the formation […]

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#USEUCOM to begin Exercise Austere Challenge

#USEUCOM to begin Exercise Austere Challenge

| February 26, 2019

US European Command (USEUCOM) is partnering with the United Kingdom and military personnel from 15 other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to execute Exercise Austere Challenge 2019 (AC19) on 13-26 March at multiple locations across the USEUCOM area of operations. Approximately 4,500 personnel will participate in the US-led, computer-based, command post exercise. Exercise AC19 […]

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#EUUSTradeTalks – Parliament moves to protect key interests

#EUUSTradeTalks – Parliament moves to protect key interests

| February 25, 2019

The US and the EU are about to launch trade negotiations ©AP images/European Union-EP  The EU and the US are set to enter trade talks in a bid to resolve their disagreements. Read on to find out what the issues are and the deciding role Parliament will play. US protectionism Trade relations between the EU […]

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