09/11/2020 – HR/VP Blog – The victory of Joe Biden as the President-elect has been warmly welcomed in Europe. Now we need to seize the opportunities this offers to rebuild EU-US cooperation. With a new US leadership ready to restore the partnership, the EU should prepare itself to step up its contributions. The world needs a US ready to listen and a Europe able to act.
The annual European Union Ambassadors` conference is taking place between the 9th and 13th of November, for the first time in a virtual format.
The conference brings together EU Ambassadors from the EU`s 143 EU Delegations and Offices around the world, in addition to the heads of EU military and civilian operations and the heads of the European Commission Representations in the 27 EU Member States.
06/11/20 - HR/VP blog – Last Tuesday we held the 5th EU-Pakistan strategic dialogue. With the prolonged and worsening COVID-19 crisis, the fight against terrorism and radicalisation, and the growing international tensions in the region and worldwide, it is more important than ever for the EU to deepen its ties with a country like Pakistan.
On 5 November, EU Ambassador to Chile, León de la Torre presented his credentials to President Sebastián Piñera at Palacio de La Moneda.
In his meeting with President Piñera, Ambassador de La Torre stressed that his priority will be to promote the conclusion of negotiations to modernise the EU-Chile Association Agreement to reflect the new political and economic realities, as well as intensifying bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
03/11/20 - HR/VP Blog - There is never any justification for callous killings such as those that have taken place recently in France and Austria. The EU stands united and we appeal to all our partners in the world to work closely with us to fight terror, hate speech and disinformation.
Journalists play a fundamental role in the functioning of democracies, in ensuring accountability of those in power, and in providing timely and factual information.
They help shed light on hidden issues and help us understand the world’s complexities. The information that they provide is important for our choices, whether related to health or elections, and affects our viewpoints.Their influence – and the responsibility that comes with it – cannot be overstated.
Today the International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela held a Senior Officials Meeting, welcoming the Dominican Republic to the Group. Members of the ICG recognise the Dominican Republic’s decisive willingness to contribute to a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis in Venezuela, and look forward to the positive role this country will play as part of the ICG.