opinion Michael Warren Published 11:00 PM EDT May 26, 2019 What has befallen Memorial Day is a national travesty. On May 5, 1868, General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, promulgated General Order No. 11, which was the first official promulgation of Memorial Day. General Order No. 11 provided that flowers be placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers on May 30, 1868. Logan's Order declared: "Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic." Truly. In his The Destiny of America Memorial Day speech in 1923, President Calvin Coolidge remarked, “Our country ... has not decreed this memorial season as an honor to war, with its terrible waste and attendant train of suffering and hardship ... Yet war is not the worse of evils, and these days have been set apart to do honor to all those, now gone, who made the cause of … [Read more...] about Opinion: Celebrate Memorial Day honorably
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As we celebrate Europe Day on May 9, it is a good time to assess where the European project stands and where it is headed. The European Union is now living one of the most complex and critical times in its history, facing challenges to its core values through the rise of Eurosceptic and extreme right-wing political parties, and challenges to its future such as Brexit. Often overlooked is one of the main debates about the European Union which focuses on the future of the subsidiarity principle that broadly defines how decisions should be dealt with at the most immediate level, closer to the citizens that are most affected. How can we build a more democratic European Union, capable of increasing the weight of the local and sub-state governments in the decision making process which is currently defined by nation states? How can we enhance the European identity of its citizens? Catalan society has embraced the idea that the European Union will be stronger if it takes its diversity, which … [Read more...] about Catalonia, an active partner for European integration ǀ View
By Simon Kennedy Bloomberg Sun., Feb. 3, 2019 Jerome Powell this week marks his first year as chairman as the Federal Reserve is under pressure to deliver on the commitment of his opening day to explain “what we are doing and why we are doing it.” Powell hosts a town hall meeting with educators in Washington on Wednesday, a day after he celebrates his anniversary. He does so after a year which witnessed four interest rate hikes and numerous tweets from President Donald Trump. It ended with policy makers delighting markets by signalling they may not tighten monetary policy again for a while. The Feb. 6 appearance — which will be live streamed to the public who will also be able to join the discussion via social media — hands Powell a chance to flesh out his reasoning for the dovish turn amid questions over what necessitated such a dramatic shift. “Monetary policy makers may have been spooked by economic and financial developments at … [Read more...] about Powell marks one year on the job as Federal Reserve turns dovish
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Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 takes place in Hanoi At the forum (Source: VOV) The Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 took place in Hanoi on January 18 following the successful organisation of the first event last year. The forum creates a platform for policymakers, non-governmental organisations, businesspeople, and experts at home and abroad to exchange ideas to promote economic growth and sustainable society. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Le Quang Manh said Vietnam needs more effective solutions to address sustainable issues in the fields of human resources, climate change adaptation, smart agriculture, environment, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “Promoting sustainable development is not only about economic development, but also the settlement of social issues and environmental protection,” he said. In 2018, Vietnam recorded the region’s highest GDP growth at 7.08 percent as well as a trade surplus of 7.21 billion USD, tripling that of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 20/1