LE NOUVEAU GOUVERNEMENT FRANÇAIS (FOR THE NEXT 5 MONTHS)

Le 6 décembre 2016, le Premier Ministre Manuel Valls a remis sa démission au président de la République.

Le Président de la République a nommé Bernard Cazeneuve Premier ministre et l’a chargé de former le nouveau gouvernement.

Bruno Le Roux a été nommé Ministre de l’Intérieur pour remplacer Bernard Cazeneuve. André Vallini succède à Jean-Marie Le Guen au secrétariat d’État en charge des relations avec le Parlement. Jean-Marie Le Guen est nommé secrétaire d’État au développement et à la francophonie.

Le Gouvernement se compose de  (17 Ministres):

THE NEW EU POLITICAL LANDSCAPE : WHO CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN?

  1. Austria : Christian Kern (Chancellor), Chair of Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ)
  2. Belgium: Charles Michel (Prime Minister)
  3. Bulgaria: Boyko Borisov (Prime Minister)
  4. Croatia:  Andrej Plenkovic (Prime Minister)
  5. Cyprus: Nicos Anastasiades (President)
  6. Czech Republic:  Bohuslav Sobotka (Prime Minister)
  7. Denmark: Lars Lokke Rasmusssen (Prime Minister)
  8. Estonia: Jüri Ratas (Prime Minister)
  9. Finland: Juha Sipilä (Prime Minister)

WHERE IS THE PILOT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION COCKPIT ?

Gone David Cameron (UK), Gone Nicolas Sarkozy (France), Gone François Hollande (France), Gone Matteo Renzi (Italy)

THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT STRUCTURE

The U.S. State Department Structure

  1. Secretary of State
  2. Deputy Secretary of State
  3. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources

Under Secretaries

THE NEED TO CURTAIL THE USE OF U.S. SPECIAL ENVOYS AND SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES

Historically, Presidents periodically have sought to tap the expertise of high-level, experienced diplomats who can apply clout, perspective, and relationships to better resolve particularly challenging matters. Under the Obama Administration, however, there has been a proliferation of special envoys and representatives of relatively minor stature to address a host of issues great and small, narrow and expansive.

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP'S DESIGNEES

Designees (as of 1st December 2016)

  1. White House Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus, was Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
  2. White House Chief Strategist: Stephen K. Bannon, was Chairman of the President-elect’s campaign. 
  3. White House Counsel: Don McGahn, was Attorney at Jones Day.

Designees Subject to Senate confirmation hearings

WHAT A HOFER PRESIDENCY WOULD LOOK LIKE ?

On 4 December, Austria will elect a new President  again. If Mr. Hofer is elected the most plausible scenario is that Mr. Hofer  will continue doing what he does best: be moderate in appearance, conciliatory in speech and occasionally criticise government policy (especially on immigration) to show that he does care about the concerns of “the people”.

THE TRUTH ABOUT ECONOMIC PATRIOTISM

Economic patriotism aims to implement a regulatory and encouragement system of economic activity that allows a nation positive benefits from the development of enterprises in terms of growth and jobs as well as keeping on its national soil major decision making centers in order to guarantee the control of activities and of strategic enterprises that are indispensable for preserving the decision making capacity of the State.

IN THE ABSENCE OF A COHERENT EU FOREIGN POLICY, SOME EU MEMBER STATES REACH OUT DIRECTLY TO PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP

  1. Hungary: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has spoken on the telephone with the President-elect of the United States Donald Trump, who has invited him to Washington. The Prime Minister said that Hungary’s position has improved significantly, and Mr.Trump made it clear that he thinks highly of Hungary

THE U.S. BUREAU OF EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS

In the United States Government, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) is part of the U.S. Department of State, charged with implementing U.S. foreign policy and promoting U.S. interests in Europe and Eurasia (which it defines as being Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, the Caucasus Region and Russia) as well as advising the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.

Organization

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