Visit of High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini to Iraq
HR/VP Federica Mogherini will travel to Baghdad on 22 December where she will be meeting the President of the Republic Fuad Masoum, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al Jaafari.
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the UNGA adoption of the resolution "moratorium on the use of death penalty"
Today's adoption of the resolution "moratorium on the use of death penalty" by the UN General Assembly is a great and encouraging achievement for the abolitionist cause worldwide.
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 the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Migrants Day
This day is a strong reminder of the responsibility we carry towards This day is a strong reminder of the responsibility we carry towards those who chose to face the challenges of up-rooting – often in the face of conflict and poverty – and struggling...
Statement by the Spokesperson on the abduction of women and children, and killing of at least 32 in Gumsuri village in Borno state, North eastern Nigeria
The almost daily deadly attacks on innocent villagers in north eastern Nigeria are unacceptable. At least 32 people have been killed and more than 185 kidnapped including women and children in the latest brutal assault.
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...
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.