Delegation to Australia
22/04/2016 - Signing on to a more secure and stable world
On the occassion of the singing of the Paris Climate Agreement in New York on 22 April, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete together with the HR/VP Federica Mogherini have penned an opinion piece on what is needed to continue to build a safer, greener and globally active world. Highlighting the climate diplomacy work accomplished in the last year with the EU mobilising its network of 3,000 EU delegations and member state embassies across the globe, in the lead up to the Paris Climate conference. Full op-ed below.
EU Ambassador to Australia H.E. Sem Fabrizi has penned a piece published on Australian think tank The Lowy Institute's website focusing on migration and the European Union. "The recent terror attacks in Brussels shocked Europe and the world. In the aftermath, there has been considerable debate over the link between terrorism and migration. This is not surprising, given the refugee crisis, and that the two problems are connected with the conflict in Syria and the threat posed by ISIS, Ambassador Fabrizi begins in his piece, Six ways the EU is fighting terrorism and managing migration . "There is a need for a better understanding of the European Union strategy to fight terrorism, and the separate policy to manage migration."
The European Diplomatic Corps including the European Union's Ambassador to Australia H.E Sem Fabrizi gathered at the Belgian Embassy in Canberra to pay their respects by signing a condolence book and expressed their shock at the Brussels attacks which took place on 22 March. The EU Ambassador to Australia relayed the joint statement released on 22 March of the EU Heads of State of Government and the leaders of the EU institutions on the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
The European Union Delegation to Australia teamed up with the National Multicultural Festival to create a pop-up EU Village on 13 February in the heart of Canberra. The EU Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Sem Fabrizi and the ACT Minister responsible for Multicultural Affairs Yvette Berry MLA officially openned the EU village. Ambassador Fabrizi invited everyone,“to come and visit the EU Village – where else will you experience the diversity of a whole continent without having to travel thousands of miles to do so?” The thousands of participants on the day collected their EU Passport from the EU Delegation marquee and 'stamped' their way around Europe by visiting each of the stalls represented in the EU Village (see below for a full list of participating countries). Those stamped by all countries received an EU prize.
The Human Rights Awards held in Sydney on 11 December, 2015 included two firsts, the "Racism It Stops With Me" Award and the participation of the European Union Delegation to Australia. The EU Ambassador to Australia H.E. Sem Fabrizi said, "The Human Rights we celebrate today - dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law - are the principles on which the EU is founded," he said. "We are delighted to sponsor the Racism It Stops With Me Award," Ambassador Fabrizi said.
29/04/16 - Friday 6 May: President Juncker attends the award of the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 6 May in the Vatican, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend the ceremony awarding the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis, together with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Council President Donald Tusk. The three Presidents will deliver a joint eulogy.
- 29/04/16 - PRESS RELEASE - ECOWAS, UNDP, EU SEEK WAY FORWARD ON CHALLENGES OF SMALL ARMS IN WEST AFRICA
Concerned by the increasing presence of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in the hands of non-state actors and the attendant implication for peace and security in the region, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are jointly working on a strategy to deal with the menace.
- 28/04/16 - EU has today announced new actions to tackle irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa
- 28/04/16 - Eastern Partnership Panel on CSDP facilitates the participation by partner countries in the EU-led missions and operations
Eastern Partnership Panel on CSDP facilitates the participation by partner countries in the EU-led missions and operations. Currently three out of six EaP countries (Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) participate in the EU-led missions in EUMAM RCA, EUTM Mali, and EUAM Ukraine or contribute to EU Battle Groups. As of today altogether 11 partner countries participate in 8 EU-led CSDP missions and operations.
- 27/04/16 - A new integrated EU policy for the Arctic adopted
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2016 The High Representative and the European Commission set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the...