December 11, 2019

Stephan Weil received in Qatar

Premier Stephan Weil & PM of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani – Picture by QNA, Qatar News Agency. 1-2 December 2019, State of Qatar: Lower Saxony’s Premier Stephan Weil was welcomed to Qatar by the latter country’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.  Focus for the bilateral meeting between the heads of government was the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to be developed along the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony in Germany that could open up new markets for Qatar, and at the same time, help reduce the Western European country’s…

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QFC hosted ‘The Capital’ gala in Madrid

Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al Thani – Picture by Qatar Financial Centre Authority. Thursday, 14 November 2019, Madrid, Kingdom of Spain: In the framework of a business delegation under the umbrella of Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFC), its Managing Director of Business Development, HE Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al Thani hosted the prestigious Global Annual Summit’s ‘The Capital’ Gala Dinner, at Casa de América within Linares Palace.  Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al Thani co-hosted the high-level function that showcased the business milieu in Qatar alongside Mohamed Benbouadi, Director of Business Acquisition as well as Laila Al Jefairi, Manager for Business Development.  Moreover Sheikha Alanoud partook in a panel…

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Sino-Philippine bilateral meeting in Berlin

Theresa Dizon de Vega and Wu Ken – Picture by Philippine Embassy to Germany. Wednesday, 27 November 2019, Berlin, Germany: The ambassadors of the Republic of the Philippines, Maria Theresa Dizon de Vega and of the People’s Republic of China, Wu Ken, to Germany held an engaging discussion focused on Philippines-China relations, their views on developments in Germany and the rest of Europe, and building more active people-to-people relations.  Ambassador Dizon de Vega took up her ambassadorship to Germany on 11 June 2019 after serving as her country’s General Consul in New York City. Her spouse Ambassador Eduardo de Vega is Philippines’ top envoy…

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Qatar’s top envoy encounters Ghorfa

Ambassador Mohammed Al Kuwari & Ghorfa SG Abdulaziz Al Mikhlafi – Picture by Ghorfa. Wednesday, 27 November 2019, Berlin, Germany: Qatar’s top envoy to Germany, H.E. Ambassador Mohammed bin Jaham Al Kuwari, has only been in office but a few days, however, he already took his time to pay a introductory call upon the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Secretary-General, Abdulaziz bin Othman Al Mikhlafi, to discuss manners to further develop the economic ties between Qatar and Germany, and to buttress up enterprises from both sides. Ambassador Al Kuwari was accredited before German Federal President Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, 21 November at Bellevue…

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Air Arabia to expand further

Air Arabia – Picture by Pedro Aragão. Air Arabia, ranked as the most well-connected discount carrier in the Gulf and North Africa region, has placed an order for 120 Airbus A320s for a sum of 14 billion dollars.  The agreement includes 73 of the flagship A320neo, with a mix of the larger A321neo and long-distance A321XLR variants making up the remainder. Air Arabia is already an Airbus operator. As per statement CEO Adel Ali said the “planes will allow the discount airline to expand in southeast Asia and Africa as it formalises a joint-venture plan with Etihad Airways“.  Currently Air Arabia operates a multi-hub…

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​​’Dressmaker’ Collection by Patricia Maria de Botton

“The collection is mainly made of silver and gold, wherein Patricia Maria de Botton exploits shapes and objects that relate to this activity: Sewing thread, ribbons, trimmings, buttons, yarns, fabric warp and weft are interwoven in a creative manner, with objects that represent the artisan Dressmaker such as a thimble, sewing needles and pins, needle holder and spools of thread. The pieces I designed and handmade, use details of “Haute Couture”, using knitting, crochet, weaving and beading techniques, considering the limitations and rigour of Jewellery, conveying a light movement to the stiffness of metals as if the Dressmaker was still working on them. To…

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ICC Registrar visits Republic of Korea

ICC Registrar Peter Lewis and Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs Jeong-sik Kang at the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding between the ICC and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 29 October 2019 at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul ©Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On 28-31 October 2019, the Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Peter Lewis conducted an official visit to the Republic of Korea to meet with relevant members of the Government, national authorities and university representatives. During his meetings, the Registrar thanked the Republic of Korea for its strong…

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ICC hosts event on legal framework to address bullying and harassment in international organisations

6 November 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in partnership with the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Municipality of The Hague, hosted a roundtable to discuss the legal framework in international organisations to address bullying and harassment. The roundtable was attended by 150 representatives of Hague- based international organisations, civil society and experts.  The event featured keynotes speeches by ICC Vice President Judge Robert Fremr, The Hague’s Deputy Mayor Saskia Bruines, and ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart and closing remarks by ICC Registrar Peter Lewis. With a panel of experts from the ICC, IBA,…

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Lecture by Harvard Professor Dani Rodrik

In the picture, Dani Rodrik By Tereza Neuwirthova. On Thursday 7th November, the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague hosted a lecture by Dani Rodrik, a Harvard professor of International Political Economy who is receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam on 8th November during the celebration of the Dies Natalis of the university.  During his lecture, professor Rodrik presented an argument about the economic growth that the world has experienced over the last century, whereby he stressed that the miracle which was commonly found and stood behind the convergence of the inequalities between developed and developing…

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Frankfurt Book Fair goes Canadian

Sunday, 20 October 2020, Frankfurt am Main, Germany:  Norway handed over to Canada the guest of honour status for the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair.  About Canada FBM2020 Canada FBM2020 was established in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) to manage, in both official languages, the role and involvement of the Canadian book industry in the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Canada FBM2020 receives financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, which is the federal department responsible for the general administration of Canada’s appearance as Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt fair. It works under…

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