Germany Willing to Accelerate Partnership with Morocco Vice Chancellor

Rabat – The German government is willing to accelerate the pace of partnership with Morocco and to encourage investment in several areas, particularly in education and vocational training, Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, said here on Monday during talks with head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane.Both sides hailed friendship and cooperation relations between Morocco and Germany, which witnessed a major development following he signing in 2013 of the Declaration of Rabat on the Moroccan-German partnership, Government Chief’s Department said in a statement.The German Vice-Chancellor praised the political, economic and social reforms undertaken by Morocco, which enabled the kingdom to become a key partner of the EU in the region and noted that Morocco offers important investment and trade opportunities as well as broad prospects for partnership in various areas, the statement added. Talks also focused on several issues of common interest, according to the same source.A delegation of German officials and businessmen headed by Sigmar Gabriel is paying an official visit to Morocco.With MAP read more

SEHA GAZPROM 20152016 survey Veszprem big four and big names

SEHA GAZPROMSEHA handball Balkan-Handball.com made a survey before the official start of the SEHA GAZPROM league season 2015/2016. Ten teams from seven countries will compete for the trophy of the best team in the „region“. Ten players from all 10 teams answered on several questions…VESZPREM – NEW-OLD CHAMPIONThere is no doubt. The biggest chances to remain at the TOP of the SEHA GAZPROM league have MKB MVM Veszprem. The Hungarian powerhouse won 19 from 20 matches in their first season 2014/2015.„BIG FOUR“The big four of the SEHA GAZPROM league in opinion of the SEHA players is – Veszprem, RK Vardar Skopje, Meshkov Brest and PPD Zagreb. The only team who could make the problem to this list is Slovakian Tatran Presov.PALMARSSON AND ILICThe two players who are seen to be the best in the season ahead are Veszprem’s stars – Aron Palmarsson and Momir Ilic. „Ex-Kielers“ will be very important part of the squad in VELUX EHF CL campaign in which Hungarians want „all“.GOALSCORER KING – RADOSAV ANTLSEHA colleagues think that the biggest chances to take the crown for the TOP goalscorer of season 2015/2016 has Slovakian left wing Radoslav Antl. He was undoubtly the No1. in the previous season…ARPAD STERBIK „THE WALL“Goalkeeper with the biggest chances to take the title of the „season best“ is Spanish NT member from RK Vardar Skopje – Arpad Šterbik ahead of Roland Mikler from Veszprem…DEREVEN AND MARSENIC „TO EXPLODE“The two players who can reach the maximum of their potential in the upcoming season, according to opinion of their colleagues from 10 teams, are two RK Vardar signings – Russian left back Alexander Dereven  and Serbian line-player Mijajlo Marsenic.The fifth season of the SEHA GAZPROM league starts on Saturday when Meshkov Brest will host RK Spartak Subotica. ← Previous Story Basketball marketing guru will be new RK Gorenje director Next Story → Barca’s Filip Jicha in new mission: I want my third title in Cologne read more

Over 3000 horses seized over welfare concerns last year

first_imgALMOST THREE AND a half thousand horses had to be seized from neglectful owners last year – and not all of them could be rehomed or given shelter.Figures released by Agriculture, Food and the Marine Minister Simon Coveney showed that between the beginning of January 2013 and the middle of December, a total of 3,488 horses had been impounded.It appears that particular care was taken to identify neglected horses or horses whose ownership was not transparent – the figures are much higher than even 2010, when 2,418 horses were seized. In 2011, 2,936 horses were seized and in 2012, the number was 2,969.Just this week, Minister Coveney said that there is “no evidence of a major welfare problem in the horse sector at present due to the relatively high level of horse slaughterings this year and the very good weather well into the autumn, which has created a very favourable fodder situation”.Of these, the most were taken in from the various Dublin county and city council jurisdictions (a total of 635), while Galway city came next with 295 (no horses were seized in the Galway city area); Cork county and city with 293; and Limerick city and county with 249. Kildare was not far behind with 245 horses seized in the county last year.Other horses were seized in Wicklow (202), Wexford (107), Westmeath (55), Waterford county and city (63), Tipperary north and south (171), Sligo (56), Roscommon (138), Offaly (49), Monaghan (80), Meath (159), Mayo (143), Louth (115), Longford (18), Leitrim (14), Laois (168), Kilkenny (77), Kerry (23), Donegal (25) and Clare (47). There were no horses seized in Cavan this year (compared to 9 last year) and the figure for Carlow has not been finalised.While no official extra crackdown was announced this year, the higher numbers come after a bad start to the year for the Department of Agriculture in relation to the horsemeat scandal. It was subsequently discovered that while products containing horsemeat were processed in Ireland, the horsemeat itself did not come from Irish horses.Coveney said this week that his department was working with the gardai and local authorities in a “pro-active approach” to horse welfare issues. Over 50 horses seized from Cork site>Horse owners ‘should get financial help’ to tackle unwanted equine issues>last_img read more