The president of the US George Bush delivered his State of the Union Address on 28 January 2008. In the economy, Bush urged the Congress to adopt a $150 billion economic stimulus package of tax rebates for an estimated 117 million families and tax breaks for businesses. He also stressed that the U.S should not turn its back on Iraq. “Violence has been reduced, but the timing of U.S. troop withdrawals will depend on continued success in securing that country”.
DI - 28/1/2008
This report of the Secretary-General highlights activities of UN programmes, funds and specialized agencies on climate change and includes an overview of current UN activities on the topic organised by key areas. It also forms part of the background for an up-coming General Assembly thematic debate on climate change.
DI - 21/1/2008
This paper addresses current and future political, economic and security trends in Turkey. It was published by the Canadian Foreign Affairs & Defence Institute in December 2007.
DI - 22/1/2008
The UK Government’s July 2007 Green Paper gathers a number of proposals for constitutional reform which are intended to shift power from the executive to Parliament and the public, make the executive more accountable, and reinvigorate democracy. It also emphasises the need to involve the public in constitutional change.
DI - 18/01/2007
The document provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assesment Report. This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups of the IPCC.
DI - 18/1/2008
This Flash Eurobarometer survey asked citizens to report their patterns of interaction with people of different cultural backgrounds, and to inquire about their general attitude towards cultural diversity and specifically, the upcoming events of the of the Year of Intercultural Dialogue in the EU.
DI - 15/1/2008
This publication of the SSI of the U.S Army War College addresses the security, stability, transition, and reconstruction missions that place the most pressure on interagency communication and coordination.
DI - 10/1/2008
The WESP 2008 provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy. According to this report, the world economy is facing serious challenges in sustaining the strong pace of economic growth seen over the past few years.