EU VS RUSSIA MILITARY STRENGTHS

GDP

1.European Union: Combined GDP: $ 19 trillion dollars

2.Russia: $ 1.9 trillion dollars

Population

1.European Union: 508 million (1.4 million active military personnel + 1.7 million reserves

2.Russia: 143 million (2.5 million reserve personnel, currently 766,000 signed up for active military service)

Defense Spending

1.European Union: 226 billion dollars (1.5% of combined GDP)

DAVOS 2018- KEY PARTICIPANTS

  1. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  2. Donald Trump, President of the United States of America
  3. Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor, Germany
  4. Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy
  5. Emmanuel Macron, President of France
  6. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  7. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  8. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

STOP THE BLAMING GAME

In the world of leadership the traits of accountability and personal responsibility are highly regarded. There are leaders who think they’re always right, and that any problem or challenge that arises must clearly be the fault of someone else. Here’s the thing – as a leader, anything that happens on your watch is your responsibility whether you like it or not. This level of responsibility just goes with the territory, and leaders who cannot accept this do not deserve to lead.

ROMANIA COMPLIANCE REPORT

Romania has satisfactorily implemented or dealt satisfactorily with only two of the thirteen recommendations contained in the Fourth Round Evaluation Report of GRECO/Council of Europe. Four further recommendations have been partly implemented and seven have not been implemented.

Recommendation i.  (Not Implemented)

DISAPPROVAL OF U.S. LEADERSHIP IN ASIA

Source: Gallup's 2018 Report

DISAPPROVAL

DISAPPROVAL OF U.S. LEADERSHIP IN EUROPE

Source: Gallup's 2018 Report

DISAPPROVAL

SPEECH DENOUNCING TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON THE MEDIA

Author: Senator Jeff Flake- Republican from Arizona- January 17, 2018 -Speech from the US Senate Floor.

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ASSESSING TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

A President  needs a clear sense of what U.S. interests are, a decent understanding of how international politics works, a sound knowledge of the basic mechanics of international trade, a certain empathy for how others view the world even if one doesn’t share their views, and enough consistency to elicit reliable cooperation from others over time. A President also needs the discipline and management skills to assemble the right team, set clear priorities, and not be thrown off course by unexpected events.

WHEN THE U.S. DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE EU, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, HUNGARY, IRELAND AND SWEDEN

After one year since inauguration, The Trump Administration has yet to nominate a US Ambassador for

  1. European Union
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Hungary
  5. Ireland
  6. Sweden

Yet, there are

  1. 1300 US companies in Sweden
  2. 900 US companies in Belgium
  3. 700 US Companies in Ireland
  4. 340 US companies in Austria
  5. 200 US companies in Hungary

US Exports (2017) Billion US$ (Trade in Goods)

A PRESIDENT SHOULDN’T SAY THAT !

An American President holds great authority and assumes incredible responsibility that expands even beyond the United States, Trump’s comments about so-called 'shithole countries' were entirely inappropriate. Language like that shouldn’t be heard in the White House. On the International Stage, each country, despite their true beliefs and opinions, must maintain some form of reputable criticism.

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