Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine
We had a very fruitful meeting of the Council, that, as you know, I decided to convene after the attacks on Mariupol, on the request of some Member States, in agreement with President Tusk, with President Juncker – to not only assess the situation on...
Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement of an agreement by the BiH Presidency on the Written Commitment
The European Union welcomes the announcement of an agreement by the BiH Presidency on the Written Commitment to undertake reforms in the framework of the EU Accession Process.
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council
As you know, after the unacceptable attack in Mariupol, I decided to convene this extraordinary Council, also on the request of Members States and in agreement with President Tusk.
Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border
Today's attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border are undermining the cessation of hostilities established by UNSC Resolution 1701 and the peacebuilding efforts along the Blue Line.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Warren Lee Hill in the US State of Georgia on 27 January 2015
The execution of Warren Lee Hill in the US State of Georgia on 27 January 2015, in spite of the indications that he suffered from a mental disability, is contrary to widely accepted human rights norms and to the minimum standards set forth according to...
Meeting of E3 Political Directors and Iran on Iran talks
The E3 Political Directors and their Iranian counterparts will meet on 29 January 2015 in Istanbul for a one-day meeting as part of ongoing diplomatic efforts to find a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the Corinthia Hotel attack in Libya
The attack at the Corinthia Hotel this morning is another act of terrorism which deals a blow to efforts to bring peace and stability to Libya.
Statement of the International Envoys to the Great Lakes Region on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Team of International Envoys for the Great Lakes region express their deep concern about recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They further express their deepest condolences to the families of the victims.
Remarks by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington
HIGH REPRESENTATIVE MOGHERINI: Thank you, John. You’ve said it all. As my first trip as a minister was to Washington, my first trip, my visit as a high representative for the European Union outside of our immediate region is in Washington. In think...
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference after the Foreign Affairs Council
As you know, we started our work with the point on terrorism, reacting not only to what happened in Paris earlier this month but also to a common threat that is there not only for Europeans but also countries and people in the Arab world, in Africa,...
High Representative Mogherini meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida
Brussels, 19 January 2015 – High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini met today with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Brussels.
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at Foreign Affairs Council
Today the Council will have many different heavy issues on the table. We'll start with a discussion on how to counter terrorism not only in Europe but also in other parts of the world such as in the Mediterranean region and Africa.
Remarks of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini in Baghdad, Iraq
"Thank you very much Minister for the warm welcome we received. I am particularly glad to pay my first visit in Baghdad, although it does not mean that this is the first time we meet.
Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival to the European Council
I just came back yesterday night from Kyiv. It will be a good opportunity today to brief the European Council. We will discuss Ukraine, first of all the need to support the reform agenda in Ukraine.
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...
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.
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.
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.