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31/10/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of fighting in Bentiu, in South Sudan pdf - 429 KB [429 KB]

We strongly condemn the resumption of hostilities in and around Bentiu, in South Sudan. We note the statement by IGAD attributing responsibility for hostilities to the SPLM-in-Opposition and look forward to a more detailed assessment from the IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mechanism.

31/10/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on the expiration of the appropriate measures under Article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement concerning Zimbabwe pdf - 440 KB [440 KB]

The European Union will on 1 November take a further step towards the normalisation of relations with Zimbabwe by allowing the appropriate measures under Article 96 of the Cotonou Agreement to expire.

31/10/14 - EU requests WTO consultations with Russia over excessive import duties

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 October 2014 The EU requested today consultations with Russia in respect of import duties for paper products, refrigerators and palm oil. The EU takes this first step in the dispute settlement procedure in response to the violation by Russia of its obligations under the...