1. Josiane Fichter - 12/11/2008


    Project Manager, Franco-German Forum



  2. Denis Schultz - 10/11/2008


    Director of the Regional Institute of Cooperation for Development-IRCOD Alsace



  3. Georg NACHTSHEIM - 27/10/2008


    Chief of Staff of the HQ Eurocorps


    On the occasion of the La Rochelle summit on May 22nd, 1992, François Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl took the official decision of creating the Eurocorps. Initiated in October 1991 by a common will of both founding states, France and Germany, Headquarters Eurocorps settled down in 1992 and built up in the heart of Strasbourg.

    After Belgium in 1993, Spain in 1994 and Luxembourg joining the founding states in 1996, today countries such as Poland, Austria and Turkey are also participating in this multinational cooperation. In 2009 other nations such as Romania, the United States and Italy will join Headquarters Eurocorps.

    The missions for which the Eurocorps is designed and trained are the collective defence of the Allies, peace-restoring and peace-keeping, and humanitarian missions.

  4. Olli REHN - 09/10/2008


    European Commissioner for Enlargement


    Mr. O. Rehn, European Commissioner for Enlargement, answers our questions about the enlargement of the European Union, in particular the Cyprus question, Turkey and Kosovo.

  5. Jean-Louis DE VALMIGERE - 28/07/2008


    Secretary General of the Festival of the European Cultures and Flavours


    Jean-Louis de Valmigère, Secretary General of the Festival of the European Cultures and Flavours shared his impressions of the preparatory edition of the festival that took place July 10 to 13, 2008. There one could participate in roundtables and conferences, taste food samples, and discover the different handicrafts and products of Europe … during these days the capital of Alsace was turned into a meeting place of European gastronomy that one could simply not evade.
    These impressions make us curious about the surprises of the 2009 edition of the Festival of the European Cultures and Flavours. In meantime you can meet Jean-Louis de Valmigère in one of his two “Winstub” in the heart of Strasbourg: “Chez Yvonne” nearby the Cathedral or “Zuem Strissel”, at Place de la Grande Boucherie.

  6. Olli REHN - 05/05/2008


    European Commissioner for Enlargement


    Mr. O. Rehn, European Commissioner for Enlargement, answers our questions about the enlargement of the European Union, in particular the Cyprus question, Turkey and Kosovo.
 
 

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    • 23 june 2017

      Luxembourg National Day

    • June 23th marks the anniversary of the sovereign of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Originally celebrated on 23 January, the birthday of the Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, June 23 was chosen since 1961 due to climatic conditions which fit with outdoor celebrations.
      On this day, two major events punctuate the celebrations: the Te Deum in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg and the taking up of arms, accompanied by a civilian event, organized the Liberty avenue in Luxembourg.
    • 25 june 2017

      Slovenia National Day

    • The National Day commemorates the independence of Slovenia, obtained in 1991.
      The first Slovenes, the Slavic people, settled down in current Slovenia, at the borders of the Italy, Austria and Hungary, during the fourth century.
      Since the eighth century, Slovenia was incorporated into various empires or states. The last one was ex-Yugoslavia from which it would become independent in 1991.
      Its independance was recognized by Germany in December, 1991 and by the international community in January of the following year.

    • 26 june 2017

      International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

    • Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.

      Torture is a crime under international law. According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances. This prohibition forms part of customary international law, which means that it is binding on every member of the international community, regardless of whether a State has ratified international treaties in which torture is expressly prohibited. The systematic or widespread practice of torture constitutes a crime against humanity.

      On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.