Donald Tramp junior, sin aktuelnog predsednika SAD, bio je suspendovan na Tviteru ove nedelje zato što ga je Tviter na to osudio zbog „širenja dezinformacija“. „Tviter, Fejsbuk, Gugl i Amazon su monopoli koji bi da ućutkaju konzervativce i da vas primoraju da mislite onako kako oni žele. Dosta je bilo“, uzvraća im Trampov najstariji sin.READ MORE
If you were Donald Trump’s ambassador to Mexico, you might be forgiven for lying low. Instead, in early September 2019, Christopher Landau, the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Mexico, posed a challenge to Mexican Twitter users. His counterpart in Greece, he wrote, had almost 150,000 followers in a country with a population of 10 million,READ MORE
Former senior British diplomat and author Tom Fletcher discusses UN reforms and the future of diplomacy. Former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld famously said that: “The United Nations has been created not to take us to heaven, but to save us from hell.” A pandemic, and the resulting economic crisis, does seem somewhat hellish. Yet theREAD MORE
Twiplomacy 2020 — How World Leaders Tweeted the CoronavirusOver the past four months the world as we know it has changed beyond recognition.
COVID-19 has thoroughly upended diplomacy, a profession which involves a fair amount of travel, physical meetings and in-person interactions. The traditional work of world leaders and diplomats has come to a sudden stop as travel restrictions, border closures and shelter-in-place orders have scuppered in-person diplomatic activity.
Twitter Profile of South African President Cyril RamaphosaAs the novel coronavirus spread globally, leaders hunkered down at home, such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who went into self-isolation after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. “I’ll continue to work from home and conduct meetings via video & teleconference,” he tweeted.
No more handshakes, hugs or accolades. No more physical meetings, bilateral summits or multi-lateral gatherings. World leaders and diplomats had to adapt to working from home an..
Switzerland's Roundtable Diplomacy
Oct 24, 2018
Switzerland is a nation known for its craftsmanship and innovation.
As such, the country has embarked on a campaign titled Swiss Touch, which leverages traditional images of Switzerland while reintroducing the country as a forward-thinking partner in the global community.
Produced by the Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Touch is an event series and social media campaign that is now “On the Road” in the U.S. The campaign brings together American and Swiss experts in different fields around a digital touchscreen table made of Swiss ash tree, and encourages online interaction as a neutral ground for discussions.
The video below documents one such discussion which took place in the desert of Las Vegas, by the Seven Magic Mountains—a group of fluorescent colored pillars incidentally created by a Swiss artist. That discussion focused on how American and Swiss stakeholders can provide sustainable solutions for a greener future?
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Skip to content Karin Baker
Political Officer, British Embassy Vienna
Guest blogger for Leigh Turner
Part of UK in Austria
11th August 2020 Vienna, Austria
Good news for students in Austria and the UK The UK education sector is one of the most popular destinations for international – EU and non-EU – students to study abroad. Worldwide, only the US attracts larger numbers. Academics like working in the UK, too: in 2017-18, 20% of staff working at UK higher education institutions were international, with almost 60% of that 20% coming from the EU.
UK higher education has a well-established reputation for high quality. There are four UK providers amongst the top ten in the world, and 18 providers in the top 100. UK universities also have an outstanding reputation for world-class research. This has been showcased during this global pandemic, as many are at the forefront of global efforts to understand and combat the coronavirus.
In 2017–18, there were 458,490 international students studyin..
Skip to content Leigh Turner
Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
Part of UK in Austria
5th August 2020 Vienna, Austria
COVID-19 vaccine developed in Austria – produced in Scotland “When we started to develop our vaccine candidate we needed to push; now there is a massive pull from governments around the world,” says Thomas Lingelbach, CEO of Vienna-based pharmaceutical company Valneva, during my visit to his HQ at the Vienna Bio Center.
Work is intense at Valneva when we visit. The Austro-French vaccine company has been selected by the UK Government to deliver up to 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department for International Trade (DIT) team here at the embassy supported Valneva from an early stage of the process. The vaccine will be manufactured at Valneva’s site in Livingstone, Scotland.
While Valneva’s staff in Vienna are working around the clock to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, ..
Skip to content Bob Last
Deputy Head, UK Mission Political Team
30th July 2020 Geneva, Switzerland
Councils Completed These are such strange days. We still don’t know if this will prove to be a painful but relatively short-lived episode of global distress or if we’re in this for the much longer haul. Will we look back on this as a defining moment of international cooperation to overcome one of the greatest health challenges in human history? Or will future evolutionary palaeontologists look back on this period with fascination, as the point at which humans began to develop opposable digits on their elbows to overcome tricky door handles without using their hands?
Since the Council went on hold in March, the world has become so profoundly different in so many ways that I’ve been finding any element of pre-COVID familiarity quite comforting. So having the Council go about its business over the last two months has been reassuringly exhausting.
For those who haven’t been following closely..