A devastating earthquake struck Nepal exactly a year ago today – killing over 9 000 people and injuring more than 23 000. Over 700 000 houses were destroyed leaving many millions of people homeless.
Federica Mogherini was in Luxembourg today to chair the Foreign Affairs Council in the Defence Ministers' format. The meeting's first session focused on Afghanistan, hours after a new deadly attack in central Kabul.
Following the deadly earthquake on Saturday evening, which caused multiple casualties and left many injured in Ecuador, the Commission has taken immediate steps to provide coordinated European support to the relief efforts.
Conflict and insecurity have a direct impact on access to populations in need. In Mali, accessing the northern regions – the area most affected by the conflict that broke in 2012 – remains a serious challenge.
The European Union has played a key role in brokering today's historic agreement in Paris, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The ambitious and balanced agreement, the first major multilateral deal...
At the beginning of his mandate, President Juncker said this would be a new start for Europe, and that his Commission would focus on ten political priorities, the key challenges that face both our economy and society.
Countries gathering next week at UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, will seek to make progress on the draft text of the new global climate agreement due to be adopted in Paris in December. This is the last official negotiating session before the Paris summit.
The European Commission is providing emergency support to Myanmar/Burma and Bangladesh following floods and mudslides which affected thousands of people in both countries. Myanmar will receive €1million and Bangladesh €500 000.
The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian aid by €12 million for people affected by the crisis in Yemen. The support will help address the most pressing needs of the suffering population.
Message by Federica Mogherini on the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide
Every year natural disasters, conflicts and human rights violations force millions of people to leave their homes and to flee to save their lives. Today, there are more than 59.5 million people in need of help and protection as a consequence of forced...
The 29th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC29), taking place from 15 June to 3 July 2015 in Geneva, will provide us with an opportunity to address some of the most pressing human rights issues across the world.
Towards the end of 2014, the life of 26-year-old Sâa Yawo Koumassadouno, also known as ‘Papus’, was turned upside down not once, but twice.
It all started on 9 October 2014 at the Ebola treatment centre (CTE) in the town of Guéckédou in the Guinée Forestière...
On 23 April 2015, the European Council expressed its indignation about the situation in the Mediterranean and underlined that the Union will mobilize all efforts to prevent further loss of life at sea and tackle the root causes of this human emergency,...
There is great potential for deeper relations between Iran and the EU. Whilst practical cooperation between the EU and Iran already exists, the scope is currently well below potential.
Resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict is a strategic priority for Europe. Until this is achieved, there will be little chance of solving other problems in the Middle East.