Delegation to New Zealand
24/03/2016 - Joint statement of the EU Heads of State or Government and the leaders of the EU institutions on the terrorist attacks in Brussels
The European Union mourns the victims of today's terrorist attacks in Brussels. It was an attack on our open democratic society.
Our common European institutions are hosted in Brussels, thanks to the generosity of the government of Belgium and the Belgian people. The European Union and its Member States stand firm with Belgium in solidarity and are determined to face this threat together with all necessary means.
This latest attack only strengthens our resolve to defend European values and tolerance from the attacks of the intolerant. We will be united and firm in the fight against hatred, violent extremism and terrorism.
Picture: EU and Member State flags flying half mast in New Zealand following the Brussels attacks.
16/03/2016 - European Commission opens public consultation on negotiations for EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement
The European Union Delegation to New Zealand is very pleased to announce that on 11 March the European Commission launched its public consultation on the prospect of opening negotiations for an EU-NZ FTA. This is an opportunity for everyone to express their thoughts about such negotiations directly to the European Commission. The Delegation would especially encourage stakeholders in New Zealand to explain wether and how they might use and/or be affected by such an agreement. Information about the consultation and an online questionnaire is available on DG TRADE's website. This consultation will remain open until 3 June 2016.
EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the EU Commission, Ms Federica Mogherini, has issed a declaration on behalf of the European Union on the recent developments in the South China Sea
02/11/2015 - High Representative Mogherini – 1 year on
1st November 2015 marks the first year in office of High Representative Federica Mogherini: through these twelve months she and the European External Action Service have been to the forefront of international efforts to find political solutions on tough diplomatic challenges.
Joint statement of the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission and the New Zealand Prime Minister.
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 3 May 2016 Mister Prime Minister, President, I am as happy as President Tusk to welcome Prime Minister Abe to Brussels today. We have, the two of us, an excellent relationship, and have met three times over the last year.
- 02/05/16 - World Press Freedom Day 3 May 2016 - Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU
- 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.
- 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.