Ahead of a high-stakes criminal trial, Madrid wants to fight the narrative of secessionist leaders on the international stage.
Diego Torres, politico.eu, updated 2/12/19, 1:03 PM CET
Image from article, with caption:Catalans build human towers and display the Independence flag during the Castells competition in October last year | David Ramos via Getty Images
MADRID — Talk to a Spanish official about Catalonia these days and it won’t be long before they mention democracy rankings.It's become so commonplace that the Economist — whose Democracy Index ranks Spain among the world’s 20 “full democracies” and ahead of the U.S., France and Italy — has acquired a totemic aura ahead of the trial of Catalan independence leaders set to begin Tuesday.Twelve former Catalan government officials, lawmakers and civic leaders will respond before Spain’s Supreme Court to charges related to the October 2017 referendum on secession and subsequent declaration of independence by the regional parliament..
DFAT’s digital diplomacy has come a long way since it launched its first Twitter account in 2011. Today, most of our Australian heads of mission are on Twitter and two-thirds of Posts are on Facebook. Two of our Ambassadors publish a regular blog and in the past month, two of our Posts have launched on
U.S. Embassy Abuja PAS Annual Program StatementCFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Programs
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Email: [email protected] Opportunity DescriptionThe U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program. This annual program statement outlines PAS’ funding priorities and the procedures for submitting applications for funding. Please carefully read through and follow all instructions below. Implementation of this program remains subject to the approval and availability of U.S. government fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) funds.Purpose of PAS Grants: PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and other civil society entities that further the Embassy’s policy goals and strengthen relations between the American and Nigerian peoples. PAS will p..
Ramon T. Tulfo, manilatimes.net, April 16, 2019
Tulfo image from his article
MANY companies in China are falling all over one another in a mad scramble to invest in the Philippines, which they see as a potential source of food on the table for its 3.5 billion people, a market for its products and a manufacturing hub.
I know whereof I speak. Since I was appointed special envoy to China late last year, I’ve been talking with many prospective investors from the Mainland who want to:
– Lease vast farmlands to plant vegetables and tropical fruits for export to China.
— Lease thousands of hectares of fishpond, which have not been used or sequestered by the banks for nonpayment of mortgage.
— Build or operate fishports complete with ice plants so Chinese vessels could carry the seafood and other aquatic produce to the Mainland fresh.
— Buy river sand and gravel, and lahar sand to be used as construction materials. Most of our rivers are silted with sand and gravel which cause flooding during ..