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30/09/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on the arrest in international waters and detention of a Lithuanian vessel by authorities of the Russian Federation pdf - 470 KB [470 KB]

We are concerned by the forced apprehension of the Lithuanian fishing vessel "Jūros Vilkas" by Russian border guards in high seas waters of the Barents Sea on 18 September, the subsequent detention of the vessel and its crew, as well as its forceful towing to Russian territory.

29/09/14 - "Regional integration and global developments – a view from the European Union"

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission World Economic Forum Istanbul, 29 September 2014 Dear Prime Minister, Mr Ahmet Davutoğlu, Dear President, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to get this opportunity to address you all and to give you...

29/09/14 - Message from President Barroso and President Van Rompuy to Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and to Dr Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the new Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

European Commission Statement Brussels, 29 September 2014 "On behalf of the European Union, we would like to extend to you our congratulations following the elections of 14 June 2014. We trust that all Afghans will unite in addressing the important economic and security challenges.