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Jose Manuel Barroso: Forces Of Integration In Europe Are Stronger Than Forces Of Disintegration

Jose Manuel Barroso is adamant in his stance that the European Union remains a solid alliance of 28 member states, despite recent dramatic changes and serious challenges. In 2012, during his tenure as the 11th president of the European Commission, Barroso received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the…

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First Strategic Dialogue with South Korea

Deputy Foreign Minister A.M. Fachir with his South Korean counterpart Lim Sung-nam hosted the first High Working Level Strategic Dialogue (HWLSD) between Indonesia and the Republic of Korea on February 6. Both deputy ministers focused on bilateral cooperation in defense, economy, socio-cultural and human resources.

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Indonesia and Singapore Complete Border Agreement

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Singaporean counterpart, Vivian Balakrishnan exchanged instruments of ratification for a treaty between the two countries on the delimitation of the territorial seas in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. "Negotiations over our maritime border with Singapore are expected to be completed in…

Indonesia to Expand its Market in Africa

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi went on a tour in Africa in a bid to improve and intensify Indonesia's relations with countries of that continent. Her first stop was Cairo, Egypt, where she held a meeting with the Egyptian International Cooperation Minister, Sahar Nasr, on February 5.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.

Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.