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.
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following her meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi
I was pleased to meet today Kosovo's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hashim Thaçi for the first time in my new capacity.
Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos (replacing High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini) at the European Parliament debate on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme
Check against delivery] The Commission, which I represent here today for this matter is, like you, appalled by the findings of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme, part of which was...
Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on US-Cuba relations
Today another Wall has started to fall. President Obama's announcement of important US policy measures towards Cuba heralds a long awaited change in the fraught relations between the Caribbean island nation and its North American neighbour, for which...
Statement by the Spokesperson on recent human rights developments in Chechnya
The surge of tensions in Chechnya, in particular relating to the recent terrorist attacks in Grozny, calls for a measured response.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the judgement of the General Court of the EU on Hamas
We respect the General Court of the European Union's judgement delivered today annulling measures against Hamas, namely the designation of Hamas as a terrorist organisation and the freezing of Hamas' funds.
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments in the case of two Italian military personnel in India
The decision to deny the plea of Massimiliano Latorre for an extension of his stay in Italy for medical treatment and to refuse Salvatore Girone permission to spend the Christmas period at home is disappointing, as a long awaited mutually agreed solution...
The EU engagement in the Central African Republic
The challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR) are so complex and interlinked that only a comprehensive approach focused on security, humanitarian aid, stabilisation and development cooperation will help make a difference. This is the approach...
The EU and South Sudan
The events of 15 December 2013 and beyond, which pushed South Sudan into armed conflict only two and a half years after independence, have drastically changed the prospects for the world’s newest country.
Remarks by High Representative on the Foreign Affairs Council on 15 December 2014
The main issue of today's Foreign Affairs Council was Syria. We started by preparing our discussion yesterday with an extremely good meeting with the UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone
Today is the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone in Vientiane, Laos.
FACT SHEET - The European Union and Syria
The European Union has responded decisively to the violent repression of anti-government protests in Syria, which began in March 2011.
Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini following the Foreign Affairs Council in format of Development - 12 December 2014
This was the first time for me to chair the FAC council in the format of Development Council. It is one of the areas where the EU is a key player with the Member States.
Statement by the Spokesperson on Myanmar's accession to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
The EU welcomes Myanmar as 171 st State Party to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.
Joint press release on EU-Armenia Human Rights Dialogue, 11 December 2014, Brussels
On 11 December 2014, the European Union and Armenia held the sixth round of human rights dialogue in Brussels.
Joint press conference following EU-China Human Rights Dialogue
The 33rd EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights will be held on Monday, 8 December 2014 at the Headquarters of the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels.
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the end of the visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with Commissioner Johannes Hahn
Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to be here together with Commissioner Hahn. We came to Sarajevo for our first joint visit – not the last one, the next joint visit is in a couple of days. So, this is telling you something about the new way in which...
Remarks by High Representative-Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the working lunch with US Secretary of State John Kerry
John, thank you for your visit here. We had a first bilateral in my new capacity, and I’m particularly happy this takes place in Brussels, so thank you for visiting and thank you for having a bilateral meeting here. I’m looking forward to come and visit...
6th EU-US Energy Council
The 6th EU-US Energy Council will be held on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at the Headquarters of the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Statement by the Spokesperson on the Parliamentary elections in the Solomon Islands
The peaceful conduct of Parliamentary elections on 19 November 2014 in Solomon Islands was an important milestone that confirms the return to stability and progress achieved in the areas of democratisation, good governance and human rights since the...
Joint Statement by Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif following the talks in Vienna, 24 November 2014
Since we agreed to the Joint Plan of Action one year ago in Geneva, we, together with the Foreign Ministers and Political Directors of the E3+3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States), have been engaged in intensive...
High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini attends FAC Trade
High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini today – for the first time in her new role and as the first High Representative – attended the Foreign Affairs Council in trade formation in line with her commitment to be fully engaged in the coordination...
Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini following the 1st EU-Georgia Association Council
I am delighted to welcome you Prime Minister Garibashvili, together with the new Foreign Minister Beruchashvili and other Georgian government representatives, to Brussels today for the first EU-Georgia Association Council meeting.
Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini after today's meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council
I apologise for being late. That was not out of major divisions or discussions but out of real in-depth conversation on all the points that we had on the agenda, with all the ministers concentrating on the two main political issues that we decided to...
Structured Dialogue meeting between EU and Government of the Hong Kong - Special Administrative Region explores ways to deepen relations
The eighth annual Structured Dialogue meeting between the European Union (EU) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) took place today (November 11) in Brussels. The Structured Dialogue is an effective high-level platform...
Statement by the Spokesperson of the EU High Representative on the latest developments in the Middle East
Today's terrible acts of terror in Israel and the West Bank deserve strong condemnation. We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased, and extend sincere wishes to the persons injured for their full and speedy recovery.
Remarks by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini ahead of her meeting with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Thank you, Prime Minister. It's a pleasure for me to start from here. It's my first trip outside of the European Union and there's a reason for that: not only friendship that is there between Israel and the European Union, but also the fact that the...
Remarks by High Representative Federica Mogherini following her meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
This is actually, I am just realising, my first conference in this capacity, and I am very happy that it is with Jens, with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg.
Meeting between President Santos and HR/VP Federica Mogherini: EU confirms commitment to support Colombia Peace Process
The European Union will continue and is ready to step up the support for the current peace process in Colombia. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini confirmed it today when she met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, her first bilateral...
Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative/Vice-President on the terrorist attack in Pakistan
We condemn in the strongest terms the brutal terrorist attack on Sunday evening at the Wagah border station near Lahore in Pakistan.
La Commission européenne a lancé une consultation publique sur tous les aspects du financement de l'action extérieure de l'UE. En recueillant des opinions, l'UE pourra optimiser la valeur ajoutée de ses dépenses en matière d'action extérieure.
Convenus lors du deuxième sommet de ce type, les objectifs concernent des actions conjointes dans des domaines prioritaires comme la sécurité, le commerce et la coopération au développement.