Delegation to the Philippines
02/10/2014 - EU DELEGATION SPONSORS FORUM ON ADDRESSING RADICALISM [21 KB]
The European Union Ambassador has asked civil society organisations, academe and think-tanks to help prevent terrorist attacks to help address radicalization and violent extremism.
EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux said that the EU firmly believes in eradicating terrorism at its source which is outlined in the European Union Internal Security Strategy in Action during a speech delivered at the Forum on the Current Dynamics of Radicalism in Southeast Asia held today (2 October) in Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
He said that "a new threat of radicalism related to Islamic State in the Middle East, appears at a time of great hope and optimism in Muslim Mindanao".
18/09/2014 - Press statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy following his meeting with the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III
I am glad to welcome President Aquino on his first visit to Brussels and to the European Union. I had the pleasure of meeting the President two years ago on the occasion of the ASEM Summit in Vientiane. The Philippines' relations with Europe are historically deep and long. Today, the Philippines can boast the fastest growing economy in Asia. It is an engine of growth in its region and will progressively raise millions of people from poverty. It was also a forerunner in democratic transition in South East Asia, and in this context, I pay tribute to President Aquino's good governance agenda. The fight against corruption remains a key issue. Democracy, indeed, goes well beyond elections, and the rule of law and respect for human rights are at the heart of it.
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18/09/2014 - Remarks by President Barroso following his meeting with President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines
Brussels, 15 September 2014 Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, First let me welcome President Aquino on his historical visit to Brussels. This visit marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Philippine Embassy in Belgium, which is also a reason to celebrate the long standing relations between the EU and the Philippines! Today, we have discussed bilateral, regional and global issues. I congratulated President Aquino for his efforts to bring peace, stability and development to the Philippines of which the successful accomplishment of the Mindanao Peace negotiations and signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro is a good example. In particular, I have congratulated President Aquino for the submission of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law to the Philippines Congress on the 10th of this month.
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Working together with the Philippines
The project supports the indigenous communities in Zambales and Surigao provinces in the Philippines by increasing their awareness of their rights in resource conflict areas, involving them in the advocacy for national and international policies.
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