Ολυμπιακός: Πρόσθεσε το 18ο ευρωπαϊκό τρόπαιο στην πλούσια συλλογή του
Η ομάδα βόλεϊ του Ολυμπιακού κατέκτησε το Challenge Cup νικώντας και στον δεύτερο τελικό την Μακάμπι και πρόσθεσε το 18ο τρόπαιο στην ευρωπαϊκή ιστορία του συλλόγου, που μετράει συνολικά 20 διεθνή τρόπαια.
Μαρινάκης: «Ελλάδα, Πειραιάς, Ολυμπιακός, Ευρώπη»
Μετά το τέλος της μεγάλης βραδιάς των «ερυθρόλευκων», ο ηγέτης του Ολυμπιακού μίλησε για την κατάκτηση του τροπαίου, για τους τίτλους που έρχονται και φυσικά, για τον κόσμο του Θρύλου.
Αναλυτικά, ο ηγέτης του Θρύλου δήλωσε: «Σήμερα, έχουμε Ελλάδα, Πειραιά, Ολυμπιακό, Ευρώπη! Όλοι είμαστε πολύ χαρούμενοι σήμερα, πανηγυρίζουμε άλλη μια ευρωπαϊκή κατάκτηση τροπαίου από τον Ολυμπιακό. Η εικόνα του ΣΕΦ είναι η εικόνα των νικητών! Με τέτοιο κόσμο, είμαστε υποχρεωμένοι να κερδίζουμε κα τις περισσότερες φορές το κάνουμε. Eίναι μοναδικά τα συναισθήματα, μας βοήθησε ο Θεός να τα βιώνουμε στα γήπεδα και να κερδίζει ο Ολυμπιακός! Σίγουρα, περιμένουμε και άλλα τρόπαια και στο ποδόσφαιρο. Έχουμε μπροστά μας αρκετά παιχνίδια, σε λίγο καιρό θα το ξανασυζητήσουμε, αλλά είμαστε αισιόδοξοι».
AUKUS Nuclear-Powered Submarine Pathway
14 Mar 2023
Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Defence
Today’s significant AUKUS announcement about Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines is the single biggest investment in our defence capability in our history and represents a transformational moment for our nation, our Defence Force and our economy.
The agreement will:
- Strengthen Australia’s national security and contribute to regional stability in response to unprecedented strategic challenges.
- Build a future made in Australia, by Australians, with record investments in defence, skills, jobs and infrastructure.
- Deliver a superior capability after a decade of inaction and mismanagement.
Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to a phased approach that delivers on the commitments of the Albanese Government and provides significant, long-term strategic benefits for all three countries.
For Australia, the three key elements are:
- Increased visits of US submarines commencing in 2023 and UK submarines from 2026, and, beginning in 2027, rotations of UK and US submarines to Australia – this will be key to Australian jobs, infrastructure, technology and our ability to be sovereign ready.
- From as early as the 2030s, delivery of three US Virginia class nuclear-powered submarines to Australia – ensuring there is no capability gap.
- Australia and the UK will deliver SSN-AUKUS, a new conventionally-armed nuclear-powered submarine, based on a UK design, incorporating cutting edge Australian, UK and US technologies. The UK will deliver its own first SSN-AUKUS in the late 2030s, with the first SSN-AUKUS built in Australia delivered in the early 2040s.
We expect the phased approach will result in $6 billion invested in Australia’s industrial capability and workforce over the next four years, creating around 20,000 direct jobs over the next 30 years.
This whole of nation effort also presents a whole of nation opportunity; for new jobs, new industries, and new expertise in science, technology, and cyber.
Businesses right across the country in every state and territory will have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from these opportunities over decades.
Over the next four years, this will see $2 billion in expected investment into South Australia, and a further $1 billion in Western Australia.
This commitment from the Australian Government will require funding for the phased approach to amount to around 0.15 per cent of GDP per year, averaged over the life of the program.
Our plan elevates Australia’s industrial capacity to produce and sustain advanced SSNs, alongside our AUKUS partners.
Importantly, the SSNs will be an Australian sovereign capability, commanded by the Royal Australian Navy and sustained by Australians in Australian shipyards.
Australia has a proud record of leadership in the international nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Australia and our AUKUS partners are committed to setting the highest nuclear non-proliferation standard for Australia’s acquisition of SSNs, in continued close cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
These enhanced defence capabilities will make Australia and our partners better able to deter conflict, and help ensure stability and strategic balance are maintained in the Indo-Pacific.
Together with our AUKUS partners, the Albanese Government will deliver the Optimal Pathway, providing a superior and sovereign capability, generations of jobs and a record level of investment which will keep Australians safe.
Joint Leaders Statement On AUKUS
14 Mar 2023
Prime Minister, President of the United States of America, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In September 2021, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced AUKUS – a new security partnership that will promote a free and open Indo-Pacific that is secure and stable.
The first major initiative of AUKUS was our historic trilateral decision to support Australia acquiring conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs). Today, we announce our pathway to achieve this critical capability.
Together we will deliver SSN-AUKUS – a trilaterally-developed submarine based on the United Kingdom’s next-generation design that incorporates technology from all three nations, including cutting edge U.S. submarine technologies. Australia and the United Kingdom will operate SSN-AUKUS as their submarine of the future. Australia and the United Kingdom will begin work to build SSN-AUKUS in their domestic shipyards within this decade.
In order to deliver conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered submarines to Australia at the earliest possible date, we intend to pursue the following phased approach, moving through each phase based on mutual commitments from each nation:
- Beginning in 2023, Australian military and civilian personnel will embed with the U.S. Navy, the Royal Navy, and in the United States and United Kingdom submarine industrial bases to accelerate the training of Australian personnel. The United States plans to increase SSN port visits to Australia beginning in 2023, with Australian sailors joining U.S. crews for training and development; the United Kingdom will increase visits to Australia beginning in 2026.
- As early as 2027, the United States and United Kingdom plan to begin forward rotations of SSNs to Australia to accelerate the development of the Australian naval personnel, workforce, infrastructure and regulatory system necessary to establish a sovereign SSN capability.
- Starting in the early 2030s, pending Congressional approval, the United States intends to sell Australia three Virginia class submarines, with the potential to sell up to two more if needed. This step will systematically grow Australia’s sovereign SSN capability and support capacity.
- In the late 2030s, the United Kingdom will deliver its first SSN-AUKUS to the Royal Navy. Australia will deliver the first SSN-AUKUS built in Australia to the Royal Australian Navy in the early 2040s.
This plan is designed to support Australia’s development of the infrastructure, technical capabilities, industry and human capital necessary to produce, maintain, operate, and steward a sovereign fleet of conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered submarines. Australia is fully committed to responsible stewardship of naval nuclear propulsion technology.
When we announced the AUKUS partnership in September 2021, we committed to set the highest nuclear non-proliferation standard. The plan we announce today delivers on this commitment and reflects our longstanding leadership in, and respect for, the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. We continue to consult with the International Atomic Energy Agency to develop a non-proliferation approach that sets the strongest precedent for the acquisition of a nuclear-powered submarine capability.
Our plan elevates all three nations’ industrial capacity to produce and sustain interoperable nuclear-powered submarines for decades to come, expands our individual and collective undersea presence in the Indo-Pacific, and contributes to global security and stability. In these outcomes, AUKUS reflects the principle that shared action, taken in partnership, can benefit all.
Implementing AUKUS will also require robust, novel information sharing and technology cooperation. Our nations are committed to further trilateral collaboration that will strengthen our joint capabilities, enhance our information and technology sharing, and integrate our industrial bases and supply chains while strengthening the security regimes of each nation.
For more than a century, our three nations have stood shoulder to shoulder, along with other allies and partners, to help sustain peace, stability, and prosperity around the world, including in the Indo-Pacific. We believe in a world that protects freedom and respects human rights, the rule of law, the independence of sovereign states, and the rules-based international order. The steps we are announcing today will help us to advance these mutually beneficial objectives in the decades to come.
İsrail Cumhurbaşkanı Herzog: “İsrail’de durum oldukça tehlikeli”
İsrail Cumhurbaşkanı Isaac Herzog, hükümetin yargı reformu planının ardından, ülkesindeki durumun “çok tehlikeli, siyasi, ekonomik ve güvenlikle ilgili sonuçları olabileceği” uyarısında bulundu.
Konuşmasında şu an kendilerini parçalayan iç çekişmeye dair birkaç söz söylemek istediğini dile getiren Herzog “Biz, oldukça tehlikeli bir durumdayız. Bunun siyasi, ekonomik toplumsal ve güvenlik açısından sonuçları olabilir” dedi.
Herzog, içinde bulundukları sosyal ve anayasal krizden çıkış için bir yol bulmak konusunda büyük bir çaba gösterdiğinin gizli olmadığını kaydetti.
Koalisyon hükümeti ve muhalefetten krizin tüm taraflarıyla bir araya geldiğini hatırlatan Herzog, durumun oldukça endişe verici ve zor olduğunu ve meselenin siyasi çözüm ile ilişkili olmayıp bir ümit ve denge kuracak şeklin bulunması için müthiş bir çaba sarfedilmesi gerektiğinin altını çizdi.
Cumhurbaşkanı Herzog, daha önce birkaç kez, ülkesinin derin bir çatışmanın içinde olduğunu ve “toplumun daha fazla parçalanmaması ve anayasal bir kriz yaşanmaması” için çalıştığını belirtmişti.
Netanyahu hükümeti, 21 Şubat’ta tartışmalı yasa teklifini on binlerce göstericinin ülke genelinde gün boyu süren protestolarının gölgesinde birinci turda Meclisten geçirmişti. Yasanın geçmesi için Mecliste üç oylama yapılması gerekiyor.
Netanyahu hükümetinin yargı düzenlemesi
İsrail’de başta Tel Aviv olmak üzere çeşitli kentlerde Netanyahu hükümetinin yargı düzenlemesi ve sağ politikalarına karşı kitlesel protestolar 10 haftayı geride bıraktı.
Adalet Bakanı Yariv Levin, 5 Ocak’ta Yüksek Mahkemenin yetkilerini sınırlandıran, yargının, hakimlerin seçimi üzerindeki etkisini azaltan bir yasa planladıklarını duyurmuştu.
Netanyahu başbakanlığındaki koalisyon hükümetinin, yargının bazı yetkilerini Meclise devretmeye yönelik hamleleri, Yüksek Mahkeme başta olmak üzere hükümet ile İsrail yargı mekanizması arasında gerilime yol açmıştı.
Ülkedeki en yüksek yargı mercisi olarak görev yapan İsrail Yüksek Mahkemesi, Meclisin çıkardığı kanunları, anayasa taslağı olarak kabul edilen “temel yasalara” aykırılık gerekçesiyle bozma yetkisine sahip.
Netanyahu hükümeti, açıkladığı yargı düzenlemesinde, Yüksek Mahkemenin, Meclisin çıkardığı kanunları bozma yetkisinin elinden alınacağını belirtmişti.
Hükümetin yargı paketi içinde açıkladığı maddeler, İsrail içinde ve uluslararası alanda yargının yetkilerini kısıtladığı gerekçesiyle yoğun şekilde eleştirilmişti.