Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council
EU News 31/2015
Council of the European Union
Brussels, 9 February 2015
The Council unanimously adopted additional listings concerning separatists in Eastern Ukraine and their supporters in Russia. These consist of an asset freeze and a travel ban on 19 persons and 9 entities involved in action against Ukraine's territorial integrity.
To give space for current diplomatic efforts, the Council put the entry into force of the measures on hold until Monday 16 February 2015.
Foreign ministers supported efforts undertaken in view of a new meeting on Wednesday to finally reach full implementation of the Minsk agreements. "It's our duty to give this attempt a chance," said the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.
Fight against terrorism
The Council decided to step up external action to counter terrorism, in particular in the Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa, the Gulf and the Sahel.
Cooperation with key partners will be strengthened, new projects to support capacity building will be launched and action to counter radicalisation and violent extremism will be intensified.
"This has to stay a priority, not only for internal and security action, but also for our diplomatic and foreign policy" said the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.
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Federica Mogherini chaired the Foreign Affairs Council today. (C)EU, 2015 URL