Fact sheet: US Poland Business Roundtable

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For Immediate Release May 28, 2011 Fact Sheet: U.S.-Poland Business Roundtable Fostering Greater Collaborative Commercial Cooperation

During his trip to Poland, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Donald Tusk discussed their countries’ common interests to enhance U.S.-Poland commercial relations.  Poland is an important commercial partner for the United States; the value of U.S. investments in Poland is $30 billion and our two-way trade last year totaled $6 billion.  Nonetheless, the United States is the world’s largest economy and Poland is one of Europe’s fastest growing, and we seek to stimulate more commercial activity between our countries. 

To that end, President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk announced the convening of a high-level U.S.-Poland Business Roundtable that would foster a collaborative government and private sector discussion to identify new commercial opportunities, promote innovative research and development cooperation, and to address obstacles that hinder commercial growth.  This announcement demonstrates a commitment by both governments and their private sectors to raise bilateral economic and commercial relations to a higher level and to substantially increase trade and investment flows.

The Department of Commerce and the Polish Ministry of Economy will organize the roundtable event, which will include participation by other U.S. Government agencies and Polish Ministries and organizations.The United States will work with the Polish Government to convene this roundtable in the fall-winter of 2011. Prior to the roundtable, the U.S. and Polish private sectors will canvass their respective business communities to identify and prioritize business opportunities and constraints.  An interim report would be presented to the two governments by October 1, 2011.  The final report developed by the private sectors will identify roundtable agenda topics for discussion.Senior level government officials from the United States and Poland will participate in the roundtable.  Participation of Polish and U.S. business executives will be drawn from the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland; the U.S.-Poland Business Council; the bi-national Polish Shale Gas Producers Association; the Polish Confederation of Private Employers; and other business organizations.

In conjunction with the roundtable, the United States and Poland will seek to hold an executive session of the U.S.-Poland Economic and Commercial Dialogue (ECD).  The ECD, co-chaired by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Polish Ministry of Economy, last met at an experts-level in Warsaw, Poland in April 2011.  The annual ECD fosters a high-level dialogue between both governments to promote bilateral trade and investment and to further bilateral Poland economic and commercial relations.

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Fact sheet: US Poland bilateral defense cooperation

Fact sheet: US Poland bilateral defense cooperation

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The United States and Poland have forged partnership, firmly rooted an exceptional bilateral defense in the permanent NATO Alliance.  Poland and the United States work together in the Euro Atlantic area and around the world with shared values and common democratic principles.   In Afghanistan, United States and Polish soldiers fighting security and stability bravely, advance and deny safe haven to violent extremists.  Commits any of the other defense by NATO, the United States and Poland emergency planning, joint exercises, and Polish have upgrades based obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty to support the article carried out. Their partnership to strengthen, the United States and Poland build on August 2008 Declaration on strategic cooperation through cooperation in military training and modernization, missile defense, sharing of information and defence/industrial research.  Common key actions include:

Aviation detachment:  During his visit in Warsaw an important step towards the establishment of a US air force aviation detachment in Poland welcomed the conclusion of a bilateral memorandum President Obama and President Komorowski of understanding.  The aviation detachment strengthens joint interoperability by regular training exercise rotations in Poland, largely with US F-16 or C-130 aircraft, that from 2013 onwards.  F 16s of the California Air National Guard is also in the exercise July 2011 safe SKIES with Polish F 16s as part of Poland's security preparations for the EURO 2012 football tournament participate.

Missile defense:   President Obama discussed with President Komorowski and Prime Minister tusk next steps in the European phased adaptive approach (EPAA) on missile defense, including the recent progress in the implementation of phase I and II of the new missile defense architecture.  The United States welcomes Poland may 2011 ratification our agreement, and the United States European command and Polish military leaders are missile defense together to necessary measures for the implementation of this Agreement provide a number of consultations after the deployment of the EPAA land-based interceptor site in Poland in the year 2018,.

Preparing for deployments in Afghanistan: The United States and Poland train together before every Polish ISAF deployment (which is now 2600) with support from the US Army Europe, special operations command and the Illinois National Guard.  Members of the Illinois National Guard proudly serve shoulder to shoulder with Polish troops in Afghanistan.  Poland supports the United States operations with loans of armored vehicles and other combat equipment and services.

Special operations:  After the signing of the memorandum of understanding establishing a strategic partnership between the United States and Polish special operations commands February 2009 still the United States Poland where always a fully interoperable with German special operations forces partner nation until 2014.

Air defense training:  The United States began quarterly rotations in May 2010 the Patriot battery to Poland.  Four rotations have already been completed and there are plans for seven more.  These rotations and other military cooperation are possible, because the United States and Poland an additional status of forces agreement negotiated, the beginning of 2010 enters into force.

Mutual defence procurement agreement:  The United States and Poland have concluded negotiations and will soon sign a mutual defence procurement memorandum of understanding, the defense cooperation be noticeably reduced barriers to trade can in defense articles.

In close cooperation within NATO on the United States and Poland regular, high-level consultations between our Governments.  The State Department and Foreign Office hold annual strategic dialogue and consultative group for strategic cooperation meetings.  The Ministry of defence using annual high level group meeting defense the Polish Ministry of Defense.  These dialogues include transatlantic, European and NATO security problems of Afghanistan to missile non-proliferation and arms control.

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Remarks by the President in a memorial day service

Remarks by the President in a memorial day service

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Office of the Press Secretary

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia

11:25 A.M. EDT

     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Please be seated. 

Thank you, Secretary Gates, and thank you for your extraordinary service to our nation.  I think that Bob Gates will go down as one of our finest Secretaries of Defense in our history, and it’s been an honor to serve with him.  (Applause.)

I also want to say a word about Admiral Mullen.  On a day when we are announcing his successor as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as he looks forward to a well-deserved retirement later this year, Admiral Mullen, on behalf of all Americans, we want to say thank you for your four decades of service to this great country.  (Applause.)  We want to thank Deborah Mullen as well for her extraordinary service.  To Major General Karl Horst, the commanding general of our Military District of Washington; Mrs. Nancy Horst; Mr. Patrick Hallinan, the superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, as well as his lovely wife Doreen.  And to Chaplain Steve Berry, thank you for your extraordinary service.  (Applause.)  

It is a great privilege to return here to our national sanctuary, this most hallowed ground, to commemorate Memorial Day with all of you.  With Americans who’ve come to pay their respects.  With members of our military and their families.  With veterans whose service we will never forget and always honor.  And with Gold Star families whose loved ones rest all around us in eternal peace.

To those of you who mourn the loss of a loved one today, my heart breaks goes out to you.  I love my daughters more than anything in the world, and I cannot imagine losing them.  I can’t imagine losing a sister or brother or parent at war.  The grief so many of you carry in your hearts is a grief I cannot fully know.

This day is about you, and the fallen heroes that you loved.  And it’s a day that has meaning for all Americans, including me.  It’s one of my highest honors, it is my most solemn responsibility as President, to serve as Commander-in-Chief of one of the finest fighting forces the world has ever known.  (Applause.)  And it’s a responsibility that carries a special weight on this day; that carries a special weight each time I meet with our Gold Star families and I see the pride in their eyes, but also the tears of pain that will never fully go away; each time I sit down at my desk and sign a condolence letter to the family of the fallen.

Sometimes a family will write me back and tell me about their daughter or son that they’ve lost, or a friend will write me a letter about what their battle buddy meant to them.  I received one such letter from an Army veteran named Paul Tarbox after I visited Arlington a couple of years ago.  Paul saw a photograph of me walking through Section 60, where the heroes who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan lay, by a headstone marking the final resting place of Staff Sergeant Joe Phaneuf.

Joe, he told me, was a friend of his, one of the best men he’d ever known, the kind of guy who could have the entire barracks in laughter, who was always there to lend a hand, from being a volunteer coach to helping build a playground.  It was a moving letter, and Paul closed it with a few words about the hallowed cemetery where we are gathered here today.

He wrote, “The venerable warriors that slumber there knew full well the risks that are associated with military service, and felt pride in defending our democracy.  The true lesson of Arlington,” he continued, “is that each headstone is that of a patriot.  Each headstone shares a story.  Thank you for letting me share with you [the story] about my friend Joe.”

Staff Sergeant Joe Phaneuf was a patriot, like all the venerable warriors who lay here, and across this country, and around the globe.  Each of them adds honor to what it means to be a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman.  Each is a link in an unbroken chain that stretches back to the earliest days of our Republic -- and on this day, we memorialize them all.

We memorialize our first patriots -- blacksmiths and farmers, slaves and freedmen -- who never knew the independence they won with their lives.  We memorialize the armies of men, and women disguised as men, black and white, who fell in apple orchards and cornfields in a war that saved our union.  We memorialize those who gave their lives on the battlefields of our times -- from Normandy to Manila, Inchon to Khe Sanh, Baghdad to Helmand, and in jungles, deserts, and city streets around the world. 

What bonds this chain together across the generations, this chain of honor and sacrifice, is not only a common cause -- our country’s cause -- but also a spirit captured in a Book of Isaiah, a familiar verse, mailed to me by the Gold Star parents of 2nd Lieutenant Mike McGahan. “When I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?’  And I said, ‘Here I am.  Send me!”

That’s what we memorialize today.  That spirit that says, send me, no matter the mission.  Send me, no matter the risk.  Send me, no matter how great the sacrifice I am called to make.  The patriots we memorialize today sacrificed not only all they had but all they would ever know.  They gave of themselves until they had nothing more to give.  It’s natural, when we lose someone we care about, to ask why it had to be them.  Why my son, why my sister, why my friend, why not me?

These are questions that cannot be answered by us.  But on this day we remember that it is on our behalf that they gave our lives -- they gave their lives.  We remember that it is their courage, their unselfishness, their devotion to duty that has sustained this country through all its trials and will sustain us through all the trials to come.  We remember that the blessings we enjoy as Americans came at a dear cost; that our very presence here today, as free people in a free society, bears testimony to their enduring legacy.

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.  But we can honor their sacrifice, and we must.  We must honor it in our own lives by holding their memories close to our hearts, and heeding the example they set.  And we must honor it as a nation by keeping our sacred trust with all who wear America’s uniform, and the families who love them; by never giving up the search for those who’ve gone missing under our country’s flag or are held as prisoners of war; by serving our patriots as well as they serve us -- from the moment they enter the military, to the moment they leave it, to the moment they are laid to rest.
That is how we can honor the sacrifice of those we’ve lost.  That is our obligation to America’s guardians -- guardians like Travis Manion.  The son of a Marine, Travis aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and was accepted by the USS [sic] Naval Academy.  His roommate at the Academy was Brendan Looney, a star athlete and born leader from a military family, just like Travis.  The two quickly became best friends -- like brothers, Brendan said.

     After graduation, they deployed -- Travis to Iraq, and Brendan to Korea.  On April 29, 2007, while fighting to rescue his fellow Marines from danger, Travis was killed by a sniper.  Brendan did what he had to do -- he kept going.  He poured himself into his SEAL training, and dedicated it to the friend that he missed.  He married the woman he loved.  And, his tour in Korea behind him, he deployed to Afghanistan.  On September 21st of last year, Brendan gave his own life, along with eight others, in a helicopter crash.

     Heartbroken, yet filled with pride, the Manions and the Looneys knew only one way to honor their sons’ friendship -- they moved Travis from his cemetery in Pennsylvania and buried them side by side here at Arlington.  “Warriors for freedom,” reads the epitaph written by Travis’s father, “brothers forever.”

     The friendship between 1st Lieutenant Travis Manion and Lieutenant Brendan Looney reflects the meaning of Memorial Day.  Brotherhood.  Sacrifice.  Love of country.  And it is my fervent prayer that we may honor the memory of the fallen by living out those ideals every day of our lives, in the military and beyond.  May God bless the souls of the venerable warriors we’ve lost, and the country for which they died.  (Applause.)

                        END           11:37 A.M. EDT

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President Obama presents a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and participates in the Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Press Gaggle of press spokesman Jay Carney on board air force one en route Joplin, Missouri

Press Gaggle of press spokesman Jay Carney on board air force one en route Joplin, Missouri

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

Aboard Air Force One
En Route Joplin, Missouri

12:16 P.M. EDT

MR. CARNEY:  Okay, you guys ready?  All right, well, good day, everyone, as we make our way to Joplin, Missouri.  The President, as I think you know, will -- upon arrival we will travel to and he will visit one of the neighborhoods that was devastated by the terrible tornadoes.  After that, he will head to Missouri Southern University, where he will participate in and speak briefly at a memorial service for the -- to the victims of the tornado, after which we will come back and fly home.  Beyond that, I don't have any other announcements.

Q    Jay, on Joplin, do you have any sort of count on the amount of federal aid that's been committed so far?

MR. CARNEY:  I don't.  I'll try to get that for you.  I'll find out where we are with that.  We will have -- Craig Fugate, as you know, will be meeting us -- the FEMA Administrator -- and I'm sure he or his people will have up-to-date information on what we have provided thus far.

Q    Has the President been briefed this morning on the efforts on the ground?

MR. CARNEY:  Yes.

Q    Did the President have a response to Karzai’s comments on the air strikes where he said it was, I believe, “his last warning” were his words?

MR. CARNEY:  I haven't spoken to the President about that.  I can tell you that, as you know, we work very hard, our military in Afghanistan, to do everything we can to avoid civilian casualties.  We coordinate, obviously, work with the Afghan government, Afghan military with that goal.  But beyond that, I'd refer you to the Defense Department in terms of the nature of the missions and what we're doing over there.

Q    As far as Karzai’s comment, it seemed very provocative.  I mean, is there anything --

MR. CARNEY:  I don't have anything more on that, except obviously President Karzai has expressed on a number of occasions his concerns about civilian casualties.  Those are concerns that we share and take very seriously.

Q    Can you comment on the French foreign minister’s remark that there’s agreement among the G8 that Lagarde should be the new IMF chief?

MR. CARNEY:  I won't go beyond what we've said, which is we support the process that's been set up by the IMF to find a successor, and we support the process that produces the best possible candidate.

Q    -- McFaul to Russia?

MR. CARNEY:  I'm not going to comment on an announcement that hasn’t been made.

Q    Do you want the job?

MR. CARNEY:  I would take the job, but nobody has offered it to me.  I would love to go back to Moscow at some point.


Q    Was the President briefed on the cyber attack on Lockheed Martin?

MR. CARNEY:  I know that he’s -- it’s been part of the briefing materials that he has, but I -- I have seen what the Defense Department has been saying about this and I can't go beyond -- I don't have anything more than they have.  And my understanding based on what I've seen is that they feel it’s fairly minimal in terms of the damage.

Q    I'm sorry, what was that question?

MR. CARNEY:  The cyber attack on Lockheed Martin.

Q    Can you talk about the Republican conference meeting this week and what the President hopes to get out of it in terms of the deficit talks?

MR. CARNEY:  Well, as he has in the past when he’s had these kinds of meetings, he looks forward to this because he thinks that sitting down and meeting with lawmakers -- in this case, Republicans -- is an important part of the process.  It’s an important part of listening and comparing ideas.  It’s the kind of thing that I think he believes the American people and the vast majority of the American electorate expect our leaders to do in Washington, rather than just trade opinions back and forth without actually talking; that talking is good.  So he looks forward to it.

Q    Will Vice President Biden be involved in the talks?

MR. CARNEY:  I have to check.  He tends to be.  I don't know specifically if he’s -- he might be traveling or something, but he tends to be.  As you know, he’s obviously leading the negotiations on the deficit --

Q    Does the President have any new proposals for them to chew on?

MR. CARNEY:  No, I don't think so.  Obviously the negotiations being led by the Vice President, that's the venue for trying to find an agreement on significant deficit reduction, and that smaller venue is where that sort of discussion would take place, not in a bigger meeting with a lot of members.

Q    How does the President feel that process is going so far -- the Vice President’s talks?

MR. CARNEY:  He feels, and we feel, optimistic, that the process has been serious, that the participants have worked together to try to find common ground.  And the President remains, the Vice President remains optimistic that it will produce an agreement that will allow for significant deficit reduction, which is a goal that the President and the Vice President share with the leaders of Congress that they’re negotiating with. 

Q    -- were gone the Republican presidential nominating process got heated up a little bit.  There were some slings shot at the President from here.  Tim Pawlenty said that while the President was off on a European pub crawl he -- instead of offering a Medicare plan of his own.  Do you have any comment on that or some of the other --

MR. CARNEY:  No, I have no comment on the -- in response to that statement.  I can simply say that the President has put forward a serious deficit reduction plan that does produce entitlement savings, including in Medicare, building on the entitlement savings he’s already included in the Affordable Care Act.  He’s demonstrated his commitment and seriousness to reducing the kind of spending in that important part of -- important contributor to our deficit and debt problems.

But he has also put forward a balanced plan that includes -- that makes sure that both prosperity and sacrifice is shared by everyone.  And the President believes very strongly that his approach is the right approach so that we can -- again, so that the burden as well as the prosperity is shared by everyone and that we continue to invest in the areas like education, innovation, infrastructure, that will allow us to continue to grow and create jobs in the 21st century -- which, after all, is the purpose of this, right?  The reason to cut the deficit, the reason to get your fiscal house in order is to ensure that we continue to grow our economy and create jobs.  It is not, in and of itself, an esoteric goal.  It is a goal -- the goal here is job creation and economic growth.

And the President feels strongly that to position ourselves most effectively for the coming decade and decades to compete economically we need to -- this is something that needs to be done.

Q    Can you comment on the report in The Washington Post today that tensions with the Pentagon are the reason that the President is not going with Cartwright for the Joint Chiefs job?

MR. CARNEY:  I have no comment on potential appointments he might make.  I will say that the President’s relations with the Defense Department, the Pentagon, with his military commanders are excellent.

Q    Thank you.

MR. CARNEY:  Thanks. 

END
12:25 P.M. EDT

President Obama at Arlington National Cemetery:

President Obama presents a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and participates in the Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetery.

Serving Those Who Serve Us

Dr. Jill Biden encourages all Americans to honor our brave men and women in uniform by supporting our military families and veterans.

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Debt management companies to exercise practices rogue

Debt management companies to exercise practices rogue

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After an investigation by the BBC is that some of the debt management companies have been exercise practices rogue, where monthly payments have been taking to customers, but have been not to transmit them to the creditors of the client, leaving the consumers in a situation worse than they were in before the registered for the service of debt management.

More and more people have been registered to management services debt with one of a wide range of debt management companies that are now in operation. However, some of these companies have been found to be failing to pass the payments made to creditors, which is leaving customers exposed to things like legal action.

According to reports from several companies already were found guilty of this practice, and officials have warned that if it is not effective for clients in a protected account and the company goes into bankruptcy the money probably will lose. A couple of companies that were engaged in this practice already has moved from the business and according to expert industry there are around ten thousand people are still in danger as a result of this practice.

Payments are designed to be distributed to creditors within five days of the debt management company receive payments, but some companies had been hung from them for much longer. This includes two that have emerged from companies, including advice & debt of Apex and comprehensive solutions for debt management.

An official of the Office of fair trade, said: "we believe that this unacceptable practice." Where we have evidence are going to delete the certificate of the consumer credit of the company, which means that it may not operate.'



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Fact sheet: US Poland cooperation on clean energy

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For Immediate Release May 28, 2011 Fact Sheet: U.S.-Poland Cooperation on Clean Energy

President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk welcomed new momentum in the two countries' cooperation on energy and climate security, especially in view of Poland’s forthcoming European Union presidency.  They welcomed intensified cooperation between our governments and private sectors in the development of unconventional sources of energy, including shale gas, renewable energy sources like wind and biomass, clean coal technologies, and civil nuclear power capability in Poland. 

The leaders reaffirmed the importance of combating global climate change, which both leaders agree is essential to our energy security. They discussed the importance of implementing the key provisions of the Cancun agreements this year and noted the opportunities to work together toward this end in bilateral and multilateral fora, including through the Major Economies Forum.  Poland’s EU presidency provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen the transatlantic energy dialogue and cooperation, including within the framework of the EU-U.S. Energy Council.  

The two leaders agreed to hold a high-level session of the U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue on clean and secure energy cooperation, aimed at enhancing energy security, building research and development cooperation on energy technologies, and expanding U.S. investments, exports, and participation in technology tenders in Poland.  Warsaw's September 2011 International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Ministerial, the next U.S.-EU Energy Council meeting, the upcoming meeting of the Global Methane Initiative’s Steering Committee, and the fall meeting of the U.S.-Polish Business Roundtable provide further opportunities to advance common the United States and Poland’s joint energy and energy security interests. 

Increasing Energy Security, Exports, Investment, and R&D

The U.S. -Polish Strategic Dialogue and bilateral meetings build common approaches to European energy security and complement the energy security cooperation pursued in the framework of the U.S.-EU Energy Council.The U.S.-Poland Economic & Commercial Dialogue (ECD) promotes bilateral trade and investment, including in the energy sector.  The May 2011 Energy Roundtable in Warsaw sought to strengthen commercial activity in the energy sector, including on shale gas, clean coal technologies, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and nuclear power.     The U.S.-EU Energy Council Technology Research Development & Deployment Working Group seeks to accelerate research on clean energy technologies. 

Promoting the Sustainable, Efficient and Environmentally Safe Development of Shale Gas in Poland

Poland and the United States continue ongoing dialogue on regulatory, institutional, technological and environmental aspects of shale gas development; exchange of best practices and know-how should help build the shale gas sector in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner to benefit both Poland and Europe;  Poland continues to be a leader in the U.S. Global Shale Gas Initiative, and Polish shale gas regulators visited the United States in 2011 through a U.S. Government supported program. The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and Polish Foreign Ministry co-hosted shale gas conferences with broad international participation in Warsaw in April 2010 and May 2011.

Supporting the Development of a Safe and Secure Nuclear Industry in Poland

The July 2010 ‘Joint Declaration Concerning Industrial and Commercial Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sector', facilitates civil nuclear cooperation as Poland builds  civil nuclear capacity.  The September 2010 Arrangement for Technical Exchange between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Poland's National Atomic Energy Agency affirms shared commitments to nuclear safety and information sharing.The U.S. and Poland participate in the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC).  IFNEC is a forum devoted to peaceful nuclear energy that is efficient and meets the highest standards of safety, security and non-proliferation. 

Developing Cleaner Sources of Energy in the United States and Poland

In a 2008 memorandum, the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory and Poland’s Central Mining Institute and its Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal agreed to cooperate on research, development, and demonstration of coal-based technologies.A 2011 memorandum on ‘Cooperation on Clean & Efficient Energy’ expands scientific, technical, and policy cooperation.United States and Poland participate in the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), an international climate change initiative focused on improved cost-effective technologies to separate and capture carbon dioxide.  Poland recently added a large project in Belchatow to the CSLF’s list of collaborative R&D projects.United States and Poland participate in the Global Methane Initiative (GMI), an international public-private program that advances cost effective, near-term methane recovery and use as a clean energy source in four sectors: agriculture, coal mines, landfills, and oil and gas systems.  It has funded numerous projects in Poland. Blog posts on this issue May 27, 2011 4:20 PM EDTWrapping Up the G-8 Summit and Heading to PolandWrapping Up the G-8 Summit and Heading to Poland

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Remarks of President Obama and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France after bilateral meeting

Remarks of President Obama and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France after bilateral meeting

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President SARKOZY: (as translated.)  We had only a bilateral ladies and gentlemen, with the President of the United States, Barack Obama.  And it has a large convergence of views on important international issues.

And I said how President Obama perhaps - as sensitive to its words in his speech on the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians were we.  It was clear and bold, what he had to say on the subject.

We agreed completely with us on what lessons we from the Arab revolutions, the Arab sources consider; on Libya, where we have the same analysis.  Mr Qadhafi to leave and Libyans have right to a democratic future.

And I would like to thank also President Obama for his contribution to the smooth running of this G8 meeting and its commitment to ensure that this our multilateral world running smoothly.

Very France is welcome, Sir, and in particular, the people of Normandy, which certainly remember everything they and we owe the Americans.  French for all men and women, and especially for the people where, when the President standing on this soil, United States, it is particularly significant, because it unfortunately there are many young Americans, that their lives gave Normandy, for us, rest on Normandy soil.  And I think it is very important, this message back to send home.  As time passes, have we forgotten the victims, which made you.

So it is always very special, when the President of the United States comes to this particular part of France.

President OBAMA: Well, it is to be a wonderful back in Normandy.  Was the last time I was here at the invitation of the President how we were to commemorate the landing in Normandy.

I would like to thank President Sarkozy, I would like to thank people in Deauville and the people of France, for the outstanding hospitality which have shown us in these last days.  And I would like to thank President Sarkozy for the leadership he displayed in recent years on the world stage.

France is our oldest ally and still one of our closest allies.  And given President Sarkozy, we had a huge convergence of approaches and views on the challenges, we at all over the world.  We were agreed that the changes in the Middle East and North Africa instead of the search are more urgent, not less for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.  And we agreed, worked closely in the parties to the sit at the negotiating table and to resolve this issue in a way that creates a Palestinian State, which is sovereign, and an Israeli State that sure, live the two States side by side in peace is to coordinate.

We agreed, that we have progress on our Libya campaign, but that meeting, the UN mandate the protection of civilians can not be, if Qadhafi in Libya his troops in acts of aggression against the Libyan people Director.  And we are joined determination to finish the job.

Discussed the enormous opportunities and the challenges that appear Arabic in the spring, and shortly we will discuss is not only as to the democracy transition in detail as we fully support countries such as Egypt and Tunisia, but also to ensure that the democratic transition of economic growth, is accompanied that can offer more opportunities for all people, especially young people in the region.

And we have a wide range of issues, from Afghanistan, Iran of the world economy, in which the interests of the United States and the interests of the France are closely connected.

So the State is our Alliance strong.  I am grateful for the leadership, which showed President Sarkozy.  And I very appreciate the productive way in which he organised the G8.  I am confident that as a result, we will continue to progress in the coming months on the problems, the role of the French people and the American people.

Thank you very much.

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House and apartment owners underestimate their property worth

House and apartment owners underestimate their property worth

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House and apartment owners appear always confused, how much of their property really has value, resulted in a new survey.

Research of your move suggests that the value of the property of more than £ 10,000 of those is underestimated be could give it life.

The average homeowner has nine years owned their House, and believes in that time, their property has increased amounting to 72%.

If this was the increase that occurred, the average increase in the value of a House would be £ 92,176 in the nine years between March 2002 and March 2011.

However numbers real house price map, which has actually increased the average house price in the value of £ 102,890 in the same period a full £ 10,000 more as House and apartment owners think.

"If you take a long-term perspective of the real estate market, it is easy to see what a good investment brick and mortar was in the last ten years," said Gareth samples, Managing Director of estate agents.

"Despite the pressure exerted by the recession and the drought in mortgage finance, have prices doubled in the last decade although it that their property seems necessarily aware not how much people value."

"The average homeowner can sit on an asset worth £ 10,000 more than they think, which demonstrates how well when investment was held real estate at the beginning of this century."

In the future more than three-fourths expect House and apartment owners house prices rise over the next five years.

However the extent has mitigated somewhat the expected growth of last year.

Property values are currently expected to increase by an average of 6.9% in the next five years, down from a predicted 10.6% a year ago.

If prices change as homeowners expect, they will increase by an average of £ 15,360 until 2016.

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Northern Rock has unveiled the latest version of your E-saver no notice Internet account.

Now 2.75% per year (2.72% monthly) pay, sits the account directly among the best in its field.

A minimum investment of £ 1 is required, with the maximum now set at £ 100 K.

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Statement by the President to the arrest of Ratko Mladic

Statement by the President to the arrest of Ratko Mladic

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For Immediate Release May 26, 2011 Statement by the President on the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Fifteen years ago, Ratko Mladic ordered the systematic execution of some 8,000 unarmed men and boys in Srebrencia.  Today, he is behind bars.  I applaud President Tadic and the Government of Serbia on their determined efforts to ensure that Mladic was found and that he faces justice.   We look forward to his expeditious transfer to The Hague.

Today is an important day for the families of Mladic’s many victims, for Serbia, for Bosnia, for the United States, and for international justice.  While we will never be able to bring back those who were murdered, Mladic will now have to answer to his victims, and the world, in a court of law.  From Nuremberg to the present, the United States has long viewed justice for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide as both a moral imperative and an essential element of stability and peace. In Bosnia, the United States – our troops and our diplomats – led the international effort to end ethnic cleansing and bring a lasting peace. On this important day, we recommit ourselves to supporting ongoing reconciliation efforts in the Balkans and to working to prevent future atrocities.  Those who have committed crimes against humanity and genocide will not escape judgment.   

May the families of Mladic’s victims find some solace in today’s arrest, and may this deepen the ties among the people of the region.

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