Delegation to New Zealand
15/04/2014 - EU Foreign Ministers reiterate support for Ukraine
The crisis in Ukraine dominated discussions by EU Foreign Ministers in Luxembourg on 14 April at the Foreign Affairs Council. The monthly meeting also discussed Syria and Bosnia and Herzegovina among several issues. In a joint statement, Ministers condemned actions undertaken by armed individuals in cities of Eastern Ukraine and said that attempts at destabilising Ukraine must come to an end. The Council also decided to expand the list of those subject to asset freeze and visa ban.
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09/04/2014 - Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif following the E3/EU+3 talks with Iran
"Minister Zarif and I, together with the Political Directors of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, just finished a third round of talks in our ongoing diplomatic effort to seek a Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue as envisaged in the Joint Plan of Action."
01/04/2014 - EU Cultural Events
On the agenda this month: the eighth annual Alliance Française French Film Festival is returning to screens around New Zealand from 20 February to 23 April 2014; Poland and Turkey celebrate the 600th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations; celebrations of King Willem-Alexander’s first birthday as a King of the Netherlands.
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- 18/04/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson of Catherine Ashton on recent developments in the West Bank [192 KB]
- 18/04/14 - Statement by President Barroso on the passing away of Gabriel García Márquez
- 17/04/14 - Updated Fact sheet on EU-Ukraine relations [567 KB]
- 17/04/14 - Remarks by Catherine Ashton following the Geneva meeting on Ukraine [187 KB]