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June 17, 2019

Dubai: Last week’s announcement that an Abu Dhabi court had convicted and given jail time to two company officials in a case involving share fraud at a state-run firm will give a much-needed boost in confidence to investors, who have been concerned by a lack of corporate governance standards, analysts say.

The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court sentenced senior executives at a government owned company to prison for 10-15 years and levied heavy fines on other executives. The top executives deceived the board of directors of the company by recommending the approval of the purchase of shares, claiming that the target company was owned by a bank, and"...

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June 13, 2019

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, met yesterday with Helga Schmid, Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, EEAS.

The meeting, which was held at Dr. Gargash's office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, touched on ways to further develop cooperation between the UAE and the European Union in a number of areas of mutual interest, in addition to tackling a number of issues in the regional and international arenas.

During the meeting, Dr. Gargash affirmed the UAE's steadfast"...

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June 13, 2019

The UAE's economic approach is based on openness, diversity, flexibility and partnerships that aim to achieve sustainable development, said His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed made this statement at his residence in Berlin on Wednesday, while receiving the representatives of several large, medium and small German companies, who were accompanied by Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, .

H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed"...

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June 12, 2019

Joe McHugh, Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, arrived in the UAE earlier today at the beginning of a two-day fact-finding mission during which he will engage with Irish teachers working in the United Arab Emirates, an embassy statement said.

Two town hall meetings are planned with Irish teachers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to gather their views on teaching abroad.

A key part of the trip will be a meeting with Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, to discuss links between the Irish and UAE education systems and methods of deepening relations.

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June 12, 2019

The Ministry of Education aims to adopt a unified modern educational vision to discover and sponsor gifted students, said Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education.

This vision will help Emirati schools create appropriate future educational policies and adopt the latest practices, in line with international standards, he said. The schools can also scrutinise, review and improve their current policies accordingly, the Minister said.

The Minister made this statement in his speech at the Educational Policies Dialogue' titled 'The Policies of Discovering"...

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June 12, 2019

H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council, has highlighted the importance of ensuring participation of all members of society in decision-making, and by contributing in improving all aspects of life and preserving the values of UAE society.

Sultan bin Mohammed made these remarks while meeting with Sharjah Election Committee of the Federal National Council, FNC, 2019, on Tuesday morning at the Ruler’s Office in Sharjah.

Sheikh Sultan emphasised the importance of consolidating"...

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June 12, 2019

Since the UAE and the Federal Republic of Germany established diplomatic relations in 1972, 47 years ago, the two countries have developed a strategic partnership built on cooperation and mutual respect that serves to consolidate stability in the region and promote international peace and security.

Over the years, there have been numerous exchanges of visits between leaders of the two countries that have reflected the continuous growth and development of bilateral relations and continuous coordination on common political issues.

Germany is characterised by its economic"...

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June 12, 2019

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will begin a two-day official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany on Tuesday.

During his visit, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed will meet with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two sides will discuss ways of boosting cooperation and friendship relations across various fields.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed will also meet, during the visit, with senior German officials along with a number of representatives"...

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June 8, 2019

Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, is participating in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 (SPIEF), being held here on June 6th-8th.

Sheikh Hamed attended the event's inaugural session, which was addressed by President Vladimir Putin in the presence of a number of key politicians, decision-makers, economists, business leaders, academics and media as well as civil society representatives from all over the world.

He met with a number of senior Russian government executives and key officials and exchanged"...

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June 5, 2019

Electoral commissions have the delicate task of maintaining reliable and correct electoral registers as part of the execution of the election. To help ensure secure and accurate voter verification before issuing ballot slips, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the Philippines has appointed Gemalto, a Thales company, and Nextix as technology partners to develop, deploy and support the Biometric Voter Verification System for the 2019 Philippines National and Local Election. The aim is to automate the verification of voters through the use of their biometrics information.

Addressing this need, Gemalto will provide over 30,000 biometric tablets"...

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