Belarus Forced Landing a Threat to Global Airspace: CFR’s Bildt

Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Belarus Forced Landing a Threat to Global Airspace: CFR’s Bildt” – below is their description. May.24 — Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden and co-chair at European Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the political response to the forced landing of a Ryanair Holdings Plc plane … Read more Belarus Forced Landing a Threat to Global Airspace: CFR’s Bildt

World Leaders Alarmed by Breach of U.S. Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “World Leaders Alarmed by Breach of U.S. Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob” – below is their description. Leaders around the world expressed dismay and anger at the overnight chaos in Washington and warned that the U.S. had its work cut out to remain an example of the democratic … Read more World Leaders Alarmed by Breach of U.S. Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob

Sweden Covid Planning Less Difficult Than 6 Months Ago: Bildt

Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Sweden Covid Planning Less Difficult Than 6 Months Ago: Bildt” – below is their description. Sep.23 — Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt discusses the nation’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic with cases on the rise and how the western world is dealing with Russia. He … Read more Sweden Covid Planning Less Difficult Than 6 Months Ago: Bildt

Who’s leading the global fight against the coronavirus? I Inside Story

It’s being called a war against an invisible enemy, and it’s now being fought on a global scale. The world is in a race to stem the increasing number of Coronavirus cases. As many as 60,000 new infections are being reported every day, and governments and healthcare systems are struggling to keep up. Even among … Read more Who’s leading the global fight against the coronavirus? I Inside Story

Brexit Day: Good or bad? I Inside Story

After more than three years of political wrangling, two general elections and angry protests across the United Kingdom – Brexit is here. 23-hundred GMT on Friday, the time that goes down in history. The hour the UK became the first country to leave the European Union, ending its 47-year membership of the bloc. Britain has … Read more Brexit Day: Good or bad? I Inside Story

Oil Must Not Cloud the Nobel Prize Winner’s Judgement

Today the Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to the EU. The prize of SEK 8 million originates from Alfred Nobel’s fortune, part of which was amassed from the Nobel brothers’ oil dealings in Azerbaijan over 100 years ago. While the prize is being awarded in Oslo, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt will be in … Read more Oil Must Not Cloud the Nobel Prize Winner’s Judgement

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, in Beijing

The Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, is in Beijing to meet business leaders and hold political talks. Mr Bildt will participate in the Stockholm China Forum and engage in discussions via China’s answer to Twitter, Sina Weibo. Mr Bildt said of the trip: “It is an interesting time to visit Beijing and to … Read more Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, in Beijing

Sweden Sends Last of Its Plutonium to United States

Sweden has sent the last of its separated plutonium to the United States under the U.S. Global Threat Reduction Initiative. The final shipment was sent on Sunday 25th March 2012 and ended the use of highly enriched uranium in Swedish research reactors. In a speech at the Nuclear summit in Seoul, Korea, on 27th March … Read more Sweden Sends Last of Its Plutonium to United States

EU Seeks Seat on Arctic Council As Rush for Resources Intensifies

The European Union is seeking a seat on the Arctic Council as the political wrangling over control of the region gathers pace. The Special Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, met with the Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, on 6th & 7th March 2012. Her visit to Norrland included a meal at the Ice Hotel … Read more EU Seeks Seat on Arctic Council As Rush for Resources Intensifies

Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Sanctions on Syria and Iran

Foreign Ministers from around Europe will meet on Thursday 1st December to discuss strengthening sanctions against Syria and Iran. A United Nations report on Syria has claimed more than 3,000 civilian deaths since anti-government protests began. Likewise, a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency pointed to scant evidence from Iran as a “worrying” sign … Read more Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Sanctions on Syria and Iran

Egypt: “Transition Must Begin Now” – President Obama

President Obama spoke on Monday evening of the need for transition in Egypt. From the White House he detailed a telephone conversation he had held with President Mubarak of Egypt: “After his speech tonight, I spoke directly to President Mubarak.  He recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and that a change must take … Read more Egypt: “Transition Must Begin Now” – President Obama

Belarus: EU Issues Sanctions on Leaders & Poland Hosts Conference

The EU has imposed sanctions on the government of Belarus provoking an expression of “deep regret” from the Belarussian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile Sweden and Poland are preparing for a conference designed to support democratisation in the country, which takes place on February 2nd 2011. Speaking for the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Council … Read more Belarus: EU Issues Sanctions on Leaders & Poland Hosts Conference