Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the murder of Kenji Goto in Syria
Following the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, our thoughts are with his family and the people of Japan.
Statement by the Spokesperson on Israel's new announcement of settlement tenders
Today's announcements of settlement tenders, if implemented, will further undermine the viability of the two-State solution; they are illegal in international law and constitute an obstacle to peace.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Robert Ladd in the US State of Texas
The execution by the US State of Texas, on 29 January 2015, of Robert Charles Ladd, in spite of the evidence that he was affected by an intellectual disability, is contrary to international human rights law.
Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in Northern Sinai, Egypt
Yesterday's terrorist attacks in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt have resulted in the death of over 29 people, the wounding of many and the destruction of state infrastructure.
Statement of the spokesperson on the launch of military operations against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (DFLR)
The announcement by the Congolese armed forces of the launch of military operations against the DFLR, as well as the commitment by MONUSCO to provide active support, are steps in the right direction towards attaining stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Les Chefs de missions de l’Union européenne au Burundi et les Représentants du Gouvernement du Burundi ont tenu le 23 janvier 2015 une réunion du dialogue politique en conformité avec l’article 8 de l’Accord de Cotonou. Après celle tenue les 17 octobre... [22 KB]
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 by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on air accident in Spain
I was sad to learn of the crash of a Greek fighter jet at the Los Llanos base in Spain participating in a NATO exercise programme, which has caused many casualties.
Quartet Envoys' Press Statement
The Middle East Quartet Envoys (US, Russia, UN and EU) met on 26th January in Brussels. EU High Representative Federica Mogherini attended the start of the meeting.
Déclaration de la HR/VP Federica Mogherini suite à l'adoption de la loi électorale en République Démocratique du Congo
L'implication de tous les acteurs politiques a permis de trouver une solution concernant la loi électorale qui vient d'être votée. L'engagement de toutes les parties à oeuvrer dans l'intérêt du pays et à éviter une grave crise politique en République...
Statement of HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the violence in Egypt
Today's violence in Egypt during protests on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution has resulted in the loss of lives.
High Representative Federica Mogherini to convene extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council on Ukraine on 29 January
Following yesterday's attack on Mariupol and the escalation of violence in the Donbas Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, decided to convene extraordinary Foreign...
Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the execution of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa
The beheading of Haruna Yukawa, hostage of the terrorist group Da’esh, is yet another demonstration that this organisation’s ideology and actions are in breach of all universally recognized values and rights.
Press Release: Letters from HRVP Federica Mogherini to Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
The High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini expressed her deepest condolences to H.R.H. Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud following the passing of H. M. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Statement by the Spokesperson on the call of High Representative Federica Mogherini with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, has spoken this afternoon with President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, following the attack launched by separatists on Mariupol.
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on Mariupol
Residential areas of the city of Mariupol have been fired upon today from separatist held territory, which has cost the lives of at least fifteen civilians, wounding many others and terrorising the innocent population.
Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments regarding the situation in Eastern Ukraine
Time is running out in Eastern Ukraine where the escalation of fighting has caused far too many civilian as well as military casualties.