Delegation to New Zealand
03/08/2016 - Local press release: EU listing process under the External Strategy for Effective Taxation
Media reports that the EU is targeting New Zealand for investigation as a tax haven are incorrect and misleading. The EU is currently undertaking an assessment of all non-EU countries with regard to good governance standards on taxation policies. This assessment is not specific to New Zealand, nor has New Zealand been singled out in any way in this assessment.
Background included in the full press release, by clicking on the link above.
18/07/2016 - EU statements on the situation in Turkey
Following the coup in Turkey, EU's Presidents and HR/VP Mogherini have issued statements on 16 July to condemn it and reiterates its full support to the legitimate institutions of the country.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a statement following the terrorist attack in the French city of Nice on 14 July, which has claimed at least 80 lives and left many more injured.
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.
21/08/16 - Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the attack in Gaziantep, Turkey
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 21 August 2016 Last night an explosion hit women, men, children celebrating a wedding party in the city of Gaziantep. More than fifty lives have been lost and many are injured.
- 19/08/16 - Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on World Humanitarian Day 2016
- 18/08/16 - Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on Syria and the situation in Aleppo
- 18/08/16 - Busy day for the Spanish CN-235 VIGMA D-4 acting in operation SOPHIA
During yesterday’s flight over the Southern Central Mediterranean sea, the Spanish CN-235 VIGMA D4 deployed in Sigonella Airbase spotted eight small wooden boats and two rubber boats with migrants on board.
- 17/08/16 - Statement by the EU Delegation and the Embassies of EU Member States in Kyiv on the launch of an e-declaration system without certification in Ukraine