Archiv: Vetos (de / en)

21.05.2021 - 08:14 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on the Middle East


THE PRESIDENT: Folks, I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Earlier today, I spoke with President Al Sisi of Egypt.

And Minister — Prime Minister Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual, unconditional ceasefire to begin in less than two hours. The Egyptians have now informed us that Hamas and the other groups in Gaza have also agreed.

20.05.2021 - 14:53 [ USA Today ]

Israel unleashes airstrikes after vowing to press on in Gaza

Explosions shook Gaza City and orange flares lit up the night sky, with airstrikes also reported in the central town of Deir al-Balah and the southern town of Khan Younis. As the sun rose, residents surveyed the rubble from at least five family homes destroyed in Khan Younis. There were also heavy airstrikes on al-Saftawi Street, a commercial thoroughfare in Gaza City.

20.05.2021 - 08:19 [ ]

EU foreign ministers to arrive in Israel in show of solidarity

Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia’s top diplomats will arrive in Israel as part of Jerusalem’s effort to strengthen its legitimacy as it defends itself against Gaza’s terrorist factions

20.05.2021 - 08:09 [ Haaretz ]

Support for the Palestinians Is Growing in Washington, and It’s Not Just About Gaza

The pro-Palestinian stance of these lawmakers reached unprecedented levels on Wednesday after Reps. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Mark Pocan introduced a resolution attempting to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel — the first-ever attempt by sitting members of Congress to block such a sale.

20.05.2021 - 08:03 [ Washington Post ]

Biden is increasingly at odds with other Democrats over Israel


The president’s top spokeswoman has repeatedly declined to say whether Israel’s military response in the Gaza Strip was appropriate to the provocation, while many Democrats have not been shy about calling it disproportionate. And Biden and his advisers have stuck to an assertion that liberal Democrats reject as insufficient, the notion that Israel has a right to defend itself.

That has led to sharp criticism of the Biden administration from some Democrats, which otherwise has been rare.

20.05.2021 - 07:53 [ Washington Post ]

The U.S. conversation on Israel is changing, no matter Biden’s stance


President Donald Trump’s close alliance with Netanyahu may have helped erode the once ironclad bipartisan consensus around Israel. But many Democrats are also waking up to how Trump’s predecessors, including Biden himself during the Obama years, did not stop the steady expansion of Israeli settlements or impose costs on Israel for undermining the prospects of a viable Palestinian state.

19.05.2021 - 20:15 [ The Hill ]

Ocasio-Cortez leading effort to block arms sale to Israel

The Biden administration notified Congress on May 5 that it approved selling Israel $735 million in weapons, mostly Boeing-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions that can turn so-called dumb bombs into precision-guided missiles.

19.05.2021 - 18:46 [ Haaretz ]

Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose

Wiping out entire families in Israeli bombings was one of the characteristics of the war in 2014. In the roughly 50 days of the war then, UN figures say that 142 Palestinian families were erased (742 people in total). The numerous incidents then and today attest that these were not mistakes: and that the bombing of a house while all its residents are in it follows a decision from higher up, backed by the examination and approval of military jurists.

19.05.2021 - 18:39 [ ]

Netanyahu rebuffs Biden’s call for immediate ‚de-escalation‘ in Gaza

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to ignore US President Joe Biden’s plea for a scaling back of the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) retaliatory attacks on Hamas and other Islamists within the Gaza Strip.

Following the release of a transcript detailing the conversation between the two earlier Wednesday, in which Biden called for „significant de-escalation“ on the path to a ceasefire.

19.05.2021 - 18:36 [ ]

Biden told Netanyahu he expected ’significant de-escalation‘ Wednesday

US President Joe Biden in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday said that he „expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire,“ according to a readout of the call provided by the White House.

19.05.2021 - 09:53 [ ]

Medien: Hamas-Militärchef entkam zweimal gezielter Tötung

Nach Medienberichten hat Daif bei Angriffen Israels in der Vergangenheit bereits ein Auge, einen Arm und beide Beine verloren.

Im August 2014 kamen während des letzten Gaza-Krieges bei einem Luftangriff Israels im Gazastreifen die Frau des Hamas-Führers sowie zwei seiner Kinder ums Leben.

19.05.2021 - 06:24 [ ]

Sicherheitsrat: Weiter keine gemeinsame Nahost-Erklärung

Der UNO-Sicherheitsrat hat angesichts der Gewalteskalation in Nahost seine vierte Dringlichkeitssitzung in acht Tagen abgehalten – und erneut ohne eine gemeinsame Erklärung beendet. „Wir glauben nicht, dass eine öffentliche Erklärung zu diesem Zeitpunkt zur Deeskalation beitragen wird“, sagte die US-Botschafterin bei der UNO, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, wie die Nachrichtenagentur AFP gestern aus Diplomatenkreisen erfuhr.

18.05.2021 - 13:56 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Vetoes Security Council Resolution on Israel-Gaza Crisis for Third Time

The statement distributed on Monday among the council members calls on the parties to reach a ceasefire and expresses concern for a possible eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem.

An Israeli official said that the statement was predictable given the „bias“ of the council members. As expected, the United States blocked the passing of the statement by exercising its veto.

18.05.2021 - 13:53 [ CBS News ]

Biden „expressed his support for a ceasefire“ in call to Israeli Prime Minister

President Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday night, their second phone call since Saturday. The president is expressing support for a ceasefire, which comes as fellow Democrats are urging him to do more to stop the violence.

According to the readout of the call, Mr. Biden „reiterated his firm support for Israel’s right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks.“ Mr. Biden also „encouraged Israel to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians.“

17.05.2021 - 15:17 [ New York Times ]

For Trump, Hamas and Bibi, It Is Always Jan. 6

Like Trump, both Bibi and Hamas have kept power by inspiring and riding waves of hostility to “the other.” They turn to this tactic anytime they are in political trouble. Indeed, they each have been the other’s most valuable partner in that tactic ever since Netanyahu was first elected prime minister in 1996 — on the back of a wave of Hamas suicide bombings.

No, Hamas and Bibi don’t talk. They don’t need to. They each understand what the other needs to stay in power and consciously or unconsciously behave in ways to ensure that they deliver it.

17.05.2021 - 14:37 [ ]

Report: US approves $735 million sale of precision-guided weapons to Israel

The administration of US President Joe Biden has earlier this month approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

According to the outlet, US lawmakers were notified of the move on May 5, well before the latest military escalation between Israel and Gaza Strip-based terrorist groups.

17.05.2021 - 13:34 [ New York Times ]

When Fighting Erupts Between Israel and Hamas, the Question of War Crimes Follows

Civilian deaths on both sides raise urgent questions about which military actions are legal, what war crimes are being committed and who, if anyone, will be held to account.

17.05.2021 - 13:29 [ CNN ]

Palestinians deserve the same security, equality and right to a homeland as the Israelis

If history serves as a guide, however, after a ceasefire is reached, the conflict will slowly fade from the headlines, the world will go back to its business and the Palestinians will largely be forgotten — yet again. For those who sincerely want to see a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, this time must be different. The world, and especially the Biden administration, cannot look away but must engage on the question of Palestine. It’s 2021 — a homeland for Palestinian Christians and Muslims is long overdue, as is safety and equality for Palestinians.

17.05.2021 - 13:14 [ Haaretz ]

Dozens of Democrats Urge Immediate Israeli-Palestinian Cease-fire to Prevent Further Loss of Life

Twenty-eight Democratic senators, led by Sen. Jon Ossoff, and eight House Democrats issued joint statements calling for a swift end to the flare-up in order to prevent a further loss of life.

“To prevent any further loss of civilian life and to prevent further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, we urge an immediate cease-fire,” the senators said.

17.05.2021 - 08:12 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

The devastation in Gaza is unconscionable. We must urge an immediate ceasefire. The killing of Palestinians and Israelis must end. We must also take a hard look at nearly $4 billion a year in military aid to Israel. It is illegal for U.S. aid to support human rights violations.

17.05.2021 - 08:04 [ Jeremy Corbyn / Facebook ]

The nightmare for the people of Gaza and the West Bank must end.


17.05.2021 - 07:45 [ Logan Bayroff / Twitter ]

A Republican Senator about to call for a ceasefire before the Biden White House has. Incredible.

17.05.2021 - 07:41 [ J Street / Twitter ]

.@JeremyBenAmi on The @mehdirhasan Show: „This occupation is now 54 years old. It is strategically terrible for the State of Israel, but it’s also morally reprehensible and runs counter to not only democratic principles, but I would say to Jewish values.“

17.05.2021 - 07:16 [ ]

Biden faces an angry rift in his own party over Israeli-Palestinian conflict

It’s an awkward public fight for a party that has made its commitment to social and racial justice a main part of its platform. As the US comes to grips with its own history of racism in new ways and adopts the Black Lives Matter movement in a mainstream way, liberals want to apply similar notions of justice to foreign policy, where an increasing number see apartheid in Israel’s approach to the Palestinians.

17.05.2021 - 07:08 [ ]

UN Security Council Calls for Ceasefire; US Vetoes Statement

14 out of 15 Security Council members were in favor of the statement. Only the US was opposed. And since the US has ‘veto power’ at the UN Security Council, they were able to block the resolution.

The U.S. also blocked a similar resolution this past Monday, May 10th, the day that the escalation began.

17.05.2021 - 05:36 [ ]

Biden Stonewalls U.N. Concern Over Israeli-Palestinian Clashes


In recent days, the United States has on at least three occasions refused to engage in negotiations initiated by Norway and Tunisia aimed at adopting a Security Council statement criticizing Israel’s evictions and demolitions of Palestinian properties in occupied East Jerusalem.

02.01.2021 - 06:00 [ ]

Streit über Verteidigungsetat: Kongress kippt erstmals Trump-Veto

Das Gesetzespaket zum Verteidigungshaushalt umfasst mehr als 4500 Seiten und sieht ein Budget von rund 740 Milliarden Dollar (611 Milliarden Euro) vor

02.01.2021 - 05:54 [ ]

Congress overrides Trump’s veto and passes the National Defense Authorization Act

The House voted in favor of the override on Dec. 28 by a vote of 322-87. Following the Senate’s vote, the NDAA will be enacted into law. Two-thirds majorities are needed in the House and Senate to overturn a presidential veto.

02.01.2021 - 05:52 [ ]

Senate Overrides Trump’s NDAA Veto

The Senate on Friday overrode President Trump’s veto for the first time. Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to finalize the National Defense Authorization Act despite the president’s objection to it.

24.12.2020 - 06:58 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

It’s Not Section 230 President Trump Hates, It’s the First Amendment


Under Section 230, the only party responsible for unlawful speech online is the person who said it, not the website where they posted it, the app they used to share it, or any other third party.

24.12.2020 - 06:56 [ ]

Citing Failure To Repeal Section 230, Trump Vetoes Military Spending Bill

“Your failure to terminate the very dangerous national security risk of Section 230 will make our intelligence virtually impossible to conduct without everyone knowing what we are doing at every step,” Trump stated in his message to Congress.

“Section 230 facilitates the spread of foreign disinformation online, which is a serious threat to our national security and election integrity,” the president added. “It must be repealed.”

24.12.2020 - 06:44 [ ]

US-Verteidigungshaushalt: Trump legt Veto ein

Der 4517 Seiten lange Haushaltstext befasst sich nicht nur mit dem Verteidigungsbudget, sondern umfasst zahlreiche weitere Maßnahmen rund um die nationale Sicherheit und die Streitkräfte.

Trump kritisierte unter anderem, dass mit dem umfassenden Gesetzespaket Online-Plattformen nicht stärker reglementiert würden.

23.12.2020 - 08:31 [ Washington Post ]

Live updates: Trump demands $2,000 stimulus checks; calls long awaited coronavirus relief bill a ‘disgrace’

President Trump derided the recently-passed coronavirus relief bill as a “disgrace” on Tuesday night, calling on Congress to increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 and get rid of “wasteful and unnecessary items.” The move stunned Congress which has been deadlocked for months over the long-awaited stimulus package to address people’s increasingly desperate situations in the midst of a pandemic-fueled economic downturn.

20.12.2020 - 09:30 [ ]

Congress barrels toward veto clash with Trump

Trump’s threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) could scramble Congress’s year-end schedule; lawmakers had been hoping to leave town once they pass a forthcoming deal to fund the government and provide year-end coronavirus relief.

But leaders are warning that if Trump vetoes the bill they are prepared to return to Washington to vote on trying to override.

20.12.2020 - 09:10 [ ZDF ]

Auch deutsche Firmen betroffen – Was über den US-Hackerangriff bekannt ist

Nach einem schweren Hackerangriff auf Behörden und Institutionen in den USA ist nach wie vor unklar, wer dahinter steckt.

19.12.2020 - 21:22 [ CNBC ]

Trump contradicts Pompeo, plays down alleged Russian role in cyberattack

Trump’s comments in the form of Twitter posts on Saturday went against comments his secretary of state made less than 24 hours earlier.
SolarWinds, the company at the center of the attack, has not yet blamed any one country.

19.12.2020 - 12:27 [ ]

SolarWinds breach raises stakes for NDAA Trump still threatens to veto

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said the breach makes a clear case for the work of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the cyber provisions that made it into the annual defense policy bill passed by the House and Senate.

“This is the most important bill on cyber ever passed by Congress, and that’s why I’m really hoping that the president will either sign the bill or let it become law without a signature, because there is so much critically important material in the bill,” King said during an annual summit hosted by Defense One.

19.12.2020 - 11:52 [ ]

Pompeo macht Moskau für Cyberangriff verantwortlich

Der Angriff weitet sich stetig aus. Nicht nur werden immer mehr Betroffene bekannt, darunter die US-Atombehörde und der Softwarehersteller Microsoft, es wurde zudem offenbar weitere Software für die laut US-Behörden sehr ausgefeilten Angriffe manipuliert.

19.12.2020 - 10:35 [ CNN ]

Congressional backers cite cybersecurity provisions as they push Trump to sign defense bill

The massive defense bill that President Donald Trump is threatening to veto contains provisions for increased cybersecurity, which has taken on significantly more importance in the wake of a massive cyberattack on federal agencies at the hands of suspected Russian hackers.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes pay raises for America’s soldiers, modernizations for equipment and provisions to require more scrutiny before troops are withdrawn from Germany or Afghanistan.

11.12.2020 - 10:40 [ ]

Polen und Ungarn werten Gipfel-Kompromiss als Erfolg

Die Staats- und Regierungschefs billigten einen von der deutschen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft ausgehandelten Kompromiss.

11.12.2020 - 10:38 [ ]

EU-Gipfel erzielt Einigung zu Budget und Corona-Hilfen

Ein Sprecher Michels ergänzte, auch der umstrittene Mechanismus zur Kürzung von EU-Geldern bei Verstößen gegen die Rechtsstaatlichkeit sei angenommen worden. Es habe keine Änderungen an dem Entwurf für den Gipfel mehr gegeben.

11.12.2020 - 10:25 [ ]

Polnischer Außenminister: „Polen gegen eine Ausweitung der Kompetenzen der EU-Kommission“


Wie Rau in dem Gespräch erinnert, hätten schon 2018 Juristen des Rats der Europäischen Union und des Europäischen Abrechnungshofs die Bindung des EU-Budgets an ein Rechtsstaatlichkeits-Kriterium als nicht mit den EU-Traktaten vereinbar bewertet. Eine Einführung von neuen Mechanismem hinter dem Rücken der Gesellschaft, ohne Rückfrage, so dass die neuen Regelungen auf demokratischem Wege ratifiziert werden, öffne den Weg zu einer Rebellion gegen die EU, so Rau.

10.12.2020 - 13:46 [ ]

PM Orbán Sticks to Veto of EU Budget if Rule of Law Conditionality Stays

Commenting on a proposal by European People’s Party group leader Manfred Weber that decisions on issues concerning the rule of law should be left up to the European Commission while disputes should be settled by the Court of Justice of the European Union, Orbán said: “Everyone’s talking all kinds of nonsense and this is also true for Mr. Weber.”

“We’re not stupid, we weren’t born yesterday . we can put two and two together,” the prime minister said, insisting that Weber’s proposal meant that the EU wanted to “force anything onto member states that can be painted as a rule of law issue with a simple majority vote”.

10.12.2020 - 13:37 [ ]

Compromise on offer for Poland as EU leaders seek deal on budget

Speaking during a working visit to Prague, where he met Czech President Milos Zeman, Duda said: “There is a preliminary agreement drawn up. Work on it is still underway.”

He added: “The agreement is the result of very strenuous efforts by Poland, Hungary but also the German presidency” of the EU.

10.12.2020 - 12:44 [ ]

„Polnische Verhandlungstaktik erfolgreich“

Kurz vor dem Gipfel ist der Vorschlag einer Kompromisslösung ausgearbeitet worden, laut der die Anwendung des Mechanismus auf Situationen beschränkt werden soll, in denen die finanziellen Interessen der EU gefährdet sind. Zudem soll der Mechanismus noch vor seiner Anwendung durch den Europäischen Gerichtshof auf den Prüfstand gestellt werden. Die EU-Politiker sollen heute entscheiden, ob sie einen solchen Kompromiss akzeptieren.

10.12.2020 - 12:42 [ ]

Orbán: „Wir haben die Gewinnkarten“

– Das Inkrafttreten des gesamten Rechtsstaatlichkeitsmechanismus wird ausgesetzt, bis der Europäische Gerichtshof über seine Vereinbarkeit mit dem EU-Recht entscheidet.

10.12.2020 - 12:40 [ ZDF ]

Streit um Haushalt – Kompromiss mit Polen und Ungarn ausgehandelt

In dem Entwurf wird auch klargestellt, dass Ungarn und Polen den neuen Rechtsstaatsmechanismus vom Europäischen Gerichtshof überprüfen lassen können. Im Fall einer Klage soll er bis zu einem Urteil nicht angewendet werden dürfen. Zudem sollen die Mitgliedstaaten ein Mitspracherecht bekommen, wenn die EU-Kommission demnächst die Richtlinien zur Umsetzung ausarbeitet.

09.12.2020 - 14:06 [ ]

Orbán: „Wir haben die Chance auf einen polnisch-ungarischen Sieg“ in der EU-Haushaltsdebatte

Ungarn und Polen haben gute Chancen, in der laufenden Debatte über den nächsten Haushaltsrahmen der EU und über die Frage der Verknüpfung der Finanzierung mit „rechtsstaatlichen Bedingungen“ zu gewinnen, wenn sich die Dinge in den nächsten Tagen in die richtige Richtung entwickeln, sagte Ministerpräsident Viktor Orbán nach seinen Gesprächen mit seinem polnischen Amtskollegen in Warschau am Dienstagabend.

09.12.2020 - 14:02 [ ]

„Karikatur der Rechtsstaatlichkeit“

Das Ziel sei es, die Auszahlung von EU-Fonds von dem Stand der Rechtsstaatlichkeit im konkreten Land anhängig zu machen. Darüber, ob ein EU-Staat die Prinzipien der Rechtsstaatlichkeit befolge oder nicht, sollen andere Mitglieder der Europäischen Union entscheiden. Dies bedeute, dass diese Prozedur beliebig eingesetzt werden könne. In dem Projekt selbst gebe es keine klaren Kriterien, nach denen man die Rechtsstaatlichkeit messen könnte. Das zeige, dass die Auszahlung von EU-Geldern von rein politischen und nicht rechtlichen Faktoren abhängen würde.

09.12.2020 - 13:56 [ ]

Einigung im Streit um Rechtsstaatsmechanismus im EU-Budget


Eine Mehrheit der EU-Staaten hatte Ende September dafür gestimmt, Verhandlungen mit dem EU-Parlament über den Mechanismus zu beginnen. Wegen des Drucks der EU-Abgeordneten wird das Bestrafungsinstrument nun sogar schärfer werden, als es von der Mehrheit der EU-Staaten angedacht war

09.12.2020 - 13:52 [ ]

Merkel zu Finanzstreit: Rechtsstaatsmechanismus bleibt

Angesichts der polnischen und ungarischen Blockade gegen die Verabschiedung des EU-Haushaltsrahmens und des Coronavirus-Wiederaufbauprogramms sagte Merkel, dass sich die deutsche EU-Ratspräsidentschaft sehr intensiv um eine Lösung bemühe. Sie könne keine Details nennen.

09.12.2020 - 12:52 [ ]

House passes $740 billion defense bill, Senate to vote in coming days with Trump veto looming

The House voted Tuesday to approve a $740.5 billion defense spending bill as the Senate prepares to vote on the same legislation that President Donald Trump has threatened to veto.

03.12.2020 - 20:02 [ ]

Ungarn bleibt bei seinem Veto gegen EU-Budgetpaket

Ungarn hatte gemeinsam mit Polen gegen die geplante Verknüpfung der EU-Gelder mit der Einhaltung von Rechtsstaatsprinzipien ein Veto eingelegt. Deshalb kann das insgesamt 1,8 Billionen Euro schwere EU-Finanzpaket von 2021 bis 2027 bisher nicht verabschiedet werden, und die darin enthaltenen 750 Milliarden Euro des Corona-Wiederaufbaufonds können ohne einen Beschluss auch nicht fließen.

26.11.2020 - 20:18 [ ORF ]

EU-Haushalt: Ungarn und Polen halten an Blockade fest

Ungarn und Polen halten im Streit über das EU-Haushaltspaket an ihrer Blockadehaltung fest. Das Einlegen eines Vetos entspreche dem EU-Recht, Ungarn handle nicht ungesetzlich, betonte der ungarische Ministerpräsident Viktor Orban heute bei einem Treffen mit seinem polnischen Amtskollegen Mateusz Morawiecki in Budapest.

20.11.2020 - 03:31 [ ]

Premierminister: Der EU droht der Zerfall

Der nun geplante Mechanismus bedeute aus polnischer Sicht „vollkommen willkürliche Entscheidungen von EU-Beamten und Politikern, die bestimmte Länder treffen und andere bevorzugen.“

Der EU droht der Zerfall

Morawiecki warnte am Mittwoch, dass der Mechanismus die EU letztendlich „auseinanderbrechen“ könnte.

„Dies ist keine Trennung zwischen Rechten und Linken, sondern eine Trennung zwischen denen, die wollen, dass die polnische Nation selbst entscheidet, und denen, die wollen, dass einige Beamte in Brüssel über unsere Zukunft entscheiden.“

16.11.2020 - 19:09 [ ]

EU faces crisis as Hungary and Poland veto seven-year budget

The EU is facing a crisis after Hungary and Poland vetoed the bloc’s historic €1.8tn (£1.6tn) budget and coronavirus recovery plan over attempts to link funding to respect for democratic norms.

The move unravels months of negotiations over the scale and terms of the EU’s spending and sets the stage for a stormy videoconference meeting of the bloc’s leaders on Thursday.

16.11.2020 - 18:50 [ ORF ]

Polen und Ungarn blockieren EU-Finanzpaket

Polen und Ungarn haben ihre Drohungen wahr gemacht und ein Veto gegen die EU-Finanzplanung bis 2027 und das damit zusammenhängende CoV-Hilfspaket eingelegt.

06.09.2020 - 12:45 [ ]

EU besteht in Brexit-Verhandlungen offenbar auf Veto-Recht

EU-Chefunterhändler Michel Barnier bestehe darauf, dass London keine Änderungen an der britischen Gesetzgebung vornehmen dürfe, die zu Störungen im Handel mit der Staatengemeinschaft führten, ohne vorher mit Brüssel Rücksprache zu halten, berichtete die „Times“ am Samstag.

21.07.2020 - 22:06 [ The Hill ]

White House threatens veto of defense bill over Confederate provision

The White House took issue with several other provisions of the legislation, including one that would constrain Trump’s ability to withdraw American troops from Germany and another that would limit Trump’s efforts to scale back the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

11.07.2020 - 10:16 [ columlynch/ Twitter ]

Updates Syria Cross border story: Belgium and Germany expected to put forward a compromise resolution, extending mandate for the Bab al-Hawa crossing point for one year, but giving in to Russian demands to kill the Bab al-Salam crossing,

according to dips

11.07.2020 - 10:10 [ TRT World / Twitter ]

Russia’s bid to halve access for aid to Syria from Turkey to just one border crossing fails at UNSC, garnering just four votes in favour from 15-member body

11.07.2020 - 10:06 [ ZDF ]

Veto zu Syrien-Hilfslieferungen – „Zynisches Kalkül“ mit Nebeneffekt

Strategisch gebe es einen „nicht ganz unwillkommenen Nebeneffekt“ für Russland, sagt Hano: „Dass die Flüchtlinge sich in der Regel nach Europa aufmachen und dort die Europäische Union destabilisieren. Und das ist ja auch ein langfristiger strategischer Aspekt der russischen Außenpolitik.“

19.06.2020 - 12:02 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Did Putin save Israel from Obama at UN, and why are we hearing this now?

Danon appealed to his Russian counterpart Vitaly Churkin, and the matter went up to the Netanyahu-Putin level. The Russians did not agree to veto Resolution 2334 condemning settlements, but they were opposed to the second one, and generally did not approve of the Obama administration making these last-minute moves right before Trump took office.
The Israeli source posited that the Obama administration did not want to be seen as less pro-Israel than Russia, so they backed down from the second initiative.

19.06.2020 - 12:00 [ ]

Report: Putin nixed Obama initiative to create Palestinian state within 1948 borders

In late 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin prevented former US President Barack Obama’s attempt to pass a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution demanding Israel relinquish the West Bank territories captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and accept a two-state resolution based on 1948 borders, freshly declassified documents appear to show.

10.06.2020 - 01:54 [ teleSUR ]

El Salvador: Congress Vetoes President Nayib Bukele’s Decree

El Salvador’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court Monday vetoed a presidential COVID-19 management decree on unconstitutionality grounds.

28.05.2020 - 22:29 [ Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America / Twitter ]

Thank you to our GREAT Republican Congressmen & Congresswomen on your incredibly important blockage last night of a FISA Bill that would just perpetuate the abuse that produced the Greatest Political Crime In the History of the U.S., the Russian Witch-Hunt. Fantastic Job!

28.05.2020 - 22:26 [ ]

The House just ditched a bill that would renew and expand the FBI’s surveillance powers after Trump threatened to veto it

The House of Representatives abandoned a plan to pass a reauthorization of the Patriot Act Thursday after President Donald Trump tweeted that he would veto the bill if it passes.

20.05.2020 - 16:06 [ ORF ]

Veto gegen Israel-Appell sorgt für Verstimmung in Koalition

Österreich muss wieder zu seiner neutralen Rolle als Vermittler im Nahost-Konflikt zurückfinden“, forderte Ernst-Dziedzic von Kurz und Schallenberg.

08.05.2020 - 03:00 [ Louisville Courier Journal ]

McConnell, Paul differ as Senate fails to override Trump’s veto of Iran war powers act

As many expected, the Republican-controlled Senate failed to get the two-thirds majority needed Thursday to overturn Trump’s seventh veto of his presidency, with 49 senators voting in favor of the override and 44 against it.

07.05.2020 - 02:31 [ The Hill ]

Senate to attempt to override Trump’s Iran war powers veto Thursday

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday that the chamber will hold a veto override vote at 1:30 p.m. It’s expected to fall short of the two-thirds support needed, effectively ending the attempt to nix Trump’s veto.

17.04.2020 - 16:36 [ National Governors Association ]

Governors‘ Powers & Authority

– Legislative—including budget and veto—authority

17.04.2020 - 16:31 [ the Hill ]

Pennsylvania State Senate votes to override governor’s stay-at-home order

Wolf has not said whether he will sign the measure but has said he will consider it.

09.03.2020 - 02:20 [ The Barents Observer ]

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

A ‘veto’ against the railway by the Sami herders could be the final nail in the coffin for the project. It is unlikely that the Governments of Finland and Norway would invite for a new big conflict with the indigenous peoples up north.

30.01.2020 - 05:53 [ The Hill ]

Trump urges lawmakers to vote their heart on war authority repeal after White House threatens veto

It’s unclear how many Republicans will support the bills on Thursday. Just three GOP lawmakers supported a war powers resolution the House passed earlier this month that was also aimed at limiting Trump’s ability to strike Iran.

30.07.2019 - 05:24 [ ]

Senate fails to override Trump veto on Saudi arms sale

The Senate on Monday failed to override President Trump’s vetoes of resolutions blocking his arms deal with Saudi Arabia, marking the latest setback for critics of Riyadh.

Senators voted 45-40, 45-39 and 46-41 on the override attempts, falling well short of the two-thirds majority needed to nix Trump’s veto.

18.04.2019 - 02:26 [ Jason Ditz / ]

Trump Vetoes Congressional Resolution to End Yemen War

The bill, SJ Res 7, was a straightforward bill under the War Powers Act of 1973. The bill noted that Congress never authorized the US war in Yemen, and demanded an end to it. The US Constitution grants sole power to declare wars to the Congress, and by extension the power to order an end to illegal wars.

18.04.2019 - 02:23 [ Jason Ditz / ]

Trump legt Veto gegen Resolution des Kongresses ein, den Jemenkrieg zu beenden

Das droht einen sehr gefährlichen Präzedenzfall zu schaffen, denn nach Jahrzehnten, in denen Präsidenten unilaterale Kriegsbefugnisse beanspruchten, war der Jemen die erste wirkliche Herausforderung im Rahmen des War Powers Act, die an Dynamik gewann. Dass sie mit einem leichten Veto und wenig Kontroversen ausgelöscht wurde, trägt nur dazu bei, dass der Präsident zumindest de facto einseitige kriegerische Befugnisse hat, und die Kontrolle des Kongresses nur auf dem Papier existiert.

17.03.2019 - 17:36 [ Portal ]

Kolumbien: Präsident Duque legt Veto gegen Sonderjustiz für den Frieden ein

Die Sonderjustiz wurde eigens mit dem Friedensvertrag geschaffen, um Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Kriegsverbrechen sowie weitere schwere Verbrechen des bewaffneten Konflikts juristisch aufzuklären und Schuldige zu verurteilen.

24.11.2018 - 10:27 [ El Pais ]

Spain rejects EU offer to create separate declaration on Gibraltar after Brexit

The Spanish government has reiterated its threat to veto the Withdrawal Agreement if the position of the British Overseas Territory is not clarified

23.11.2018 - 17:10 [ ]

Why would she humiliate Britain like this? Lawyer savages Theresa May’s Brexit deal

But her claims rang hollow for Mr Howe, a specialist in EU law who let loose in a caustic column for The Sun. He wrote: “Politicians who claim this is just a bad treaty – one we can get out of later – are being ignorant or disingenuous.”

With respect to the backstop for Northern Ireland, for example, he said once it was in force, the UK would not be able to leave it without a joint decision with the EU which he said amounted to a veto over the UK’s exit.

02.06.2018 - 11:22 [ ]

Proteste in Argentinien gehen weiter, Macri legt Veto gegen Senatsentscheidung ein

Die Entscheidung der argentinischen Regierung, sich aufgrund verfehlter Wirtschaftspolitik wieder an den Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) zu wenden und eine Kreditaufnahme zu verhandeln, sorgt weiterhin für Proteste und ein Veto des Präsidenten Mauricio Macri gegen eine Mehrheitsentscheidung des Senats. Dieser hatte in der Nacht zu Donnerstag nach einer zehnstündigen Sitzung für ein Gesetz gestimmt, das die Tarife für Gas, Wasser und Strom deckeln sollte.

Es dauerte jedoch keine fünf Stunden, bis Macri seine Ankündigung wahrmachte und das Gesetz umgehend wieder stoppte.

02.06.2018 - 03:54 [ Portal ]

Proteste in Argentinien gehen weiter, Macri legt Veto gegen Senatsentscheidung ein

Vor der Abstimmung hatte Macri verzweifelt versucht, eine Mehrheit im Senat gegen das Gesetz zu bekommen. Nachdem sein Regierungslager dort über keine Mehrheit verfügt und sich die Opposition sehr geschlossen für das Gesetz aussprach, musste nun ein präsidiales Veto eingelegt werden.

02.06.2018 - 03:49 [ RT ]

‘Why does Israel get impunity?’ UNSC call for protection of Palestinians vetoed by US

There were 10 votes in favor and four abstentions (Poland, the UK, Netherlands and Ethiopia). A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the US, Russia, China, France or the UK in order to be adopted.

30.05.2018 - 15:22 [ ]

Did the Germans Veto Italy’s Government?

Apparently, even if the people vote for him, no one can hold a cabinet office in Italy without pledging allegiance to the euro.

Almost every expert agrees that the conflict between the president and the coalition government’s proposed cabinet members is a constitutional gray area.

28.05.2018 - 09:45 [ ]

In Italy, Populists‘ Bid To Form Government Fails After Presidential Veto

Speaking to the nation later Sunday evening, Mattarella was firm in outlining his constitutional role as guarantor of the cabinet lineup. He said he vetoed Savona out of concern for the negative effect that pick would have on financial markets and on the Italian economy.

22.05.2018 - 13:20 [ Radio Utopie ]

Libyen-Krieg: Neue Sitzung der Schwachmächte im UNO-Sicherheitsrat

(22.3.2011) Die Weltschwächlinge China und Russland beschweren sich bei den USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich über einen Krieg gegen Libyen, den sie selbst erst ermöglicht haben. Auch die Atomschwachmacht Indien, dessen Regierung sich am 17.März in New York ebenfalls der Stimme enthalten hatte, entdeckt mittlerweile zu was sie sich eigentlich enthalten hat.

Am 17.März wurde im Sicherheitsrat der Organisation der Vereinten Nation (UNO) in New York eine umfassende Kriegsvollmacht gegen den souveränen Staat Libyen beschlossen. Es gab keine Gegenstimme. Die Atomschwachmächte Russland und China, die trotz offenkundiger Leseschwächen ihrer gesamten politischen Führungsschicht ein Vetorecht im UNO Sicherheitsrat genießen, enthielten sich der Stimme.

25.04.2018 - 09:01 [ Patrick Wintour / ]

Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN

Called “uniting for peace”, it would enable nine members of the 15-strong security council to bypass a Russian veto and refer the matter to a full vote at the general assembly. It would then require a two-thirds majority by the general assembly for an attribution mechanism to be agreed.

The 1950 “uniting for peace” route was explicitly designed to be used when the security council could not meet its responsibilities over maintenance of peace.