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On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement


Today, the European Commission and the Slovenian Presidency of the Council have launched the Digital for Development (D4D) Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean. One year after launching the D4D Hub for Africa, this is a significant step to drive forward global cooperation on digital issues, in line with the EU's Global Gateway Strategy. The Latin America and Caribbean branch of the D4D will bring the EU and Latin American and Caribbean digital markets closer together.

The ocean has never been an obstacle between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Europeans and Latin Americans have always felt close despite this natural border. However, it has been more than six years since the Leaders of the European Union and the LAC countries last met. The regions have never stopped working together but today´s challenging reality demands renewed political commitment.

You hear the word “disability”. What do you first think of? Some of us may immediately picture a wheelchair. But visible or invisible, born with or developed later in life, many of us know that disability goes beyond mobility and spans over a wide spectrum: visual, hearing, cognitive, motor, chronic illnesses and more. Disability is part of the human experience.

Leaders from the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) met virtually on 2 December 2021. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, chaired the meeting, representing the EU alongside President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also took part in the meeting. The Heads of State/Government of 7 LAC countries, holding the presidencies of regional and sub-regional organisations in 2021(1), participated in the meeting.

On the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, the EU commemorates those who have died and suffered from these atrocious weapons and condemns in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons by anyone, whether a State or non-State actor, anywhere, at any time and under any circumstances, as a violation of international law

The European Union (EU) and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are essential partners in today’s challenging global context. The two regions have developed one of the most integrated partnerships, including a network of association, trade, political and cooperation agreements with 27 of the 33 countries. The EU’s association with this likeminded group of countries is of geostrategic relevance, together accounting for nearly a third of the UN membership. As “Team Europe”, the EU with its Member States and the European Investment Bank have committed around EUR 3 billion to address the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 crisis in LAC countries.

From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union (EU) has taken resolute action to tackle the sanitary crisis and to mitigate its socio-economic impact. A global pandemic requires global solutions. That is why the EU has been at the forefront of the multilateral and cooperative response to fight the virus and its consequences.

On the occasion of the visit of the Costa Rican Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Christian Guillermet Fernández, the European Union (EU) and Costa Rica held a fifth round of annual Bilateral Consultations in Brussels. The meeting took place in a hybrid format with a virtual connection to San José and was co-chaired by the Vice-Minister Guillermet Fernández and the Managing Director for the Americas of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Mr. Brian Glynn,


Ahead of World Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: