Delegation to Peru
18/12/2014 - Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by the FARC of a unilateral ceasefire for an undefined period
The announcement by the FARC yesterday of an indefinite unilateral ceasefire is a welcome development.
18/12/2014 - Human rights: democratic opposition in Venezuela; arrests of activists in Sudan and Mauritania
On Thursday 18 December 2014, the European Parliament passed three resolutions, calling on the Venzuelan authorities to withdraw "unfounded" charges against the opposition leader; condemning the arrest of human rights activist Dr Amin Mekki Medani in Sudan; and demanding the immediate release of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid in Mauritania.
The European Union welcomes the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima as a step forward on the road to a global climate deal in Paris next year. The conference agreed on two deliverables, the Lima Call for Climate Action and the draft elements text for the 2015 Agreement. As countries come forward with proposed emissions reduction targets in the coming months, the Lima Call for Climate Action requires all countries to describe their proposed target in a clear, transparent and understandable way.
23/12/14 - JOINT STATEMENT BY CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ON ACCESS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION OF SEAL PRODUCTS FROM INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES OF CANADA [45 KB]
Having regard to the values, interests, culture, and traditions of indigenous communities; Recognising that the hunting of seals by indigenous communities of Canada has been an integral part of their tradition, culture, and identity since time immemorial and that they rely on the seal hunt for the direct necessities of life and to sustain their communities economically through the income it generates; Recalling that the European Union's regulations on trade in seal products seek to ensure that the fundamental economic and social interests of indigenous communities which hunt seals for their subsistence will not be adversely affected;
- 18/12/14 - Q&A's for the European Union Maritime Security Strategy and Action Plan [92 KB]
- 17/12/14 - Signing ceremony (17/12 at 15:30, JL) Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Faroe Islands
- 17/12/14 - EU police mission in Afghanistan preparing to handover tasks
- 17/12/14 - Second meeting Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and Serbia