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...
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan
The attack today on a military school in Peshawar leaves all of us in shock. When innocents are killed, when children are targeted in their place of study, it is an attack not only on universally recognised values and rights but also on the future of...
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.
The International Envoys for the Great Lakes Region call for Rapid Implementation of the Nairobi Declarations
Nairobi, 12 December 2014 – One year ago, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the M23 rebel group signed two Declarations in Nairobi, Kenya, which concluded a year-long peace process held in Kampala under the auspices of President...
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.