Archive: November 2009

Nov. 02

EU’s Javier Solana condemns house demolitions in East Jerusalem

Nov. 02

Mitchell to meet Netanyahu and Barak in continued push for peace talks

Nov. 02

Solana in Washington this week

Nov. 03

Sanhedrin to UN: Goldstone will bring judgment upon you

Nov. 03

Klaus signature completes EU treaty ratification

Nov. 03

Czech President Signs Lisbon Treaty — What Holly Thinks

Czech president Vaclav Klaus signed the Lisbon Treaty today, which means the long-awaited document will now become European Union law.

Nov. 03

Solana welcomes the signature of the Lisbon Treaty by Czech President, Vaclav Klaus

Nov. 05

EU to choose a president and foreign minister by Nov. 15

“In less than two weeks – Nov. 12 or 15, depending on scheduling – the Council of Europe is expected to decide on its first president, a ‘George Washington of Europe,’ and on a high representative for foreign affairs.”

Nov. 06

EU leaders to meet Nov. 9, spurring speculation on president (and foreign minister)

Nov. 07

Ban Ki-moon urges faith leaders to impact climate deal

“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged religious leaders on Tuesday to push their governments to take bolder action on climate change at a key U.N. summit next month.”

Nov. 07

Obama stunned when leader has “nothing to add”

Nov. 07

Javier Solana reportedly to work for the Acciona group

Nov. 07

All for One?

“The Lisbon Treaty creates an EU president, sure. But it’s the new foreign policy czar who might really change the world.”

Nov. 09

Netanyahu: Abbas, let’s relaunch peace talks now

Nov. 09

EU leaders to discuss top jobs at Berlin dinner

“The [EU] leaders will try to agree on the two posts at a dinner in the German capital on Monday (9 November) evening, with Swedish Prime Minister Frederik Reinfeld having taken soundings in recent days from his EU peers.”

Nov. 09

Swedish PM: No names for EU jobs yet

Nov. 09

Europe on the rise

Newsweek reveals “How the financial crisis could leave Europe even stronger than America”

Nov. 10

The illusive foreign minister — who will it be?

Filling Javier Solana’s shoes is proving to be very challenging for EU leaders.

Nov. 10

Obama, Netanyahu meet on Mideast crisis

Nov. 11

EU to name president, foreign minister on Nov. 19

Nov. 12

Reinfeldt walks diplomacy tightrope in EU names circus

Nov. 12

Church bells to ring out warning on climate change

Nov. 15

Netanyahu threatens to retaliate if Palestinians declare statehood

Nov. 15

Erekat: PA planning to declare statehood

“The Palestinian Authority is mobilizing international support for declaring statehood, chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Saturday. … The concept was first proposed by EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, he said.”

Nov. 15

Interview with Javier Solana for Al Jazeera English: The Lisbon Treaty’s impact on the EU’s foreign policy

Nov. 16

EU foreign minister must be “superhuman”

Nov. 17

EU top jobs summit could drag on for days

“A deal on the EU top jobs remains far from reach ahead of a special summit on Thursday (19 November) that could require a follow-up meeting the next day.”

Nov. 17

A High Representative needs a grand strategy

Nov. 18

Obama criticizes new Israeli move on settlements

Nov. 18

Javier Solana: I am not yet ready for retirement

Nov. 18

EU no closer to consensus on names for top jobs

Nov. 19

EU rebukes Israel for Jerusalem settlement expansion

Nov. 19

Decision time looms for EU top jobs

“After weeks of speculation and recriminations over a lack of transparency, EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Thursday evening (19 November) to decide who will take up the new posts created under the Lisbon Treaty. … But the lack of consensus over either of the posts means a dark horse may yet steal the show.”

Nov. 19

Interview: Javier Solana resigning from top EU foreign job

Nov. 19

Little-known British peer emerges as top candidate for EU foreign minister

Nov. 19

EU chooses unknowns for new top jobs

Nov. 19

Baroness Ashton becomes Europe’s first foreign minister

“A British politician was tonight celebrating after becoming Europe’s first ‘foreign minister.’”

Nov. 22

The End of a Theory? — What Holly Thinks

Last week — after 10 years as the EU foreign minister — Javier Solana was replaced by a successor, signaling what appears to be his inevitable exit from this powerful post. Is this news the death knell of my father’s theory?

Nov. 23

Javier Solana talks about the Middle East

Nov. 23

Solana’s Silence — What Holly Thinks

Sometimes silence speaks louder than words. This axiom proves true in an interview Javier Solana conducted with Euronews on Monday.

Nov. 24

Climategate: ‘Greatest scandal in modern science’

Nov. 25

Europeans baffled by EU’s choice of leaders

Nov. 25

Solana met Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative-designate

Nov. 27

The EU’s ‘nice’ stich-up

Nov. 27

The Missing Secretary General — What Holly Thinks

The page for the secretary general has been suddenly removed from the Western European Union’s Web site — with no press release or word of explanation.

Nov. 30

Developing: Baroness Ashton ‘scandal’?

“Baroness Ashton of Upholland’s past came back to haunt her yesterday when the European Union’s new foreign affairs chief was forced to deny taking funds from the Soviet Union during her days as treasurer for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.”

Nov. 30

Javier Solana’s message for his last day in office

Nov. 30

EU’s quiet diplomat steps aside after 10 years

Nov. 30

EU foreign ministers likely to call for division of Jerusalem