TOP SCHOOLS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  1. American University, School of International Service (USA, District of Columbia)
  2. Carleton University, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Canada, Ontario)
  3. Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (USA, New York)
  4. Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy (USA, North Carolina)
  5. George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs (USA, District of Columbia)
  6. Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (USA, District of Columbia)

TOP 20 US LOBBY SPENDERS

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA)- 2nd Quarter 2017

THE U.S. RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL CONSEQUENCES

Author: Mr. Wolfgang Ischinger, Germany’s Ambassador to the U.S., 2001-06, and Chairman of the Munich Security Conference since 2008.

TRUMP AMBASSADORIAL NOMINATIONS- EUROPE

  1. Belgium: Jamie McCourt (6/26/17). Former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has donated money to several Republican organizations, including funds for Trump’s campaign and his transition to the White House. McCourt was among many business leaders who signed their support for Trump early on in his campaign, praising his plan for economic development and growth. In the months leading up to Trump’s victory, McCourt gave more than US $ 400,000 to the “Trump victory” fund.

EUROPE LINK TO RUSSIAN GAS

Europe is the biggest importer of natural gas in the world, and the European Union sees natural gas as the key contributor to its transition to a lower carbon world over the next two decades. Russia currently provides about a third of Europe’s gas.

WHY TRUMP SHOULD VETO THE RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL

  1. The legislation interferes with Constitutionally derived executive power : The current legislation seeks not only to impose sanctions that have been proposed by Congress rather than the Executive, but the bill would force Trump and ostensibly any successor in the White House to go through Congress in order to repeal the sanctions. In this sense, the legislation grants the Legislature powers which are generally a prerogative of the Executive branch. 

LOBBYING FOR NORD STREAM 2

The 1,220-kilometer Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters a year, will provide a direct link between reliable Russian gas reserves and European gas consumers from the coast of Russia via the Baltic Sea to Greifswald, Germany. Construction work will begin in 2018 and will be completed by the end of 2019.

NEW US SANCTIONS BILL AGAINST RUSSIA

Contents of the Bill

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE : POSITIONS WITHOUT NOMINEES

The current situation in the U.S. Foreign Service is the result of many important posts remaining unfilled six months into Trump’s administration. That’s create a vacuum in the carrying out of U.S. foreign policy that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is struggling to deal with. Some of this problem is due to congressional Democrats’ slow-walking all presidential appointments and jamming up the confirmation process. But at the same time it’s tough for anyone Republicans or Democrats to confirm a nominee who hasn’t been nominated.

ABOUT THE AGE PLATFORM EUROPE

AGE Platform Europe is a European network of around 165 organisations of and for people aged 50+  representing directly over 30 million older people in Europe.

Pages

Subscribe to Association of Accredited Public Policy Advocates to the European Union RSS