Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe


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On July 23, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, met with Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine, in Brussels.


Early parliamentary elections took place in North Macedonia on 15 July, in the challenging context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We commend the citizens for exercising their right to vote.

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Today, we held the second high-level meeting of the EU-facilitated Dialogue after resumption, in person, in Brussels

I thank both parties for coming to Brussels and for their engagement today.

Today’s discussions focused on two elements:

The first element discussed was missing persons and displaced persons.

17 July marks the date of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998. On this occasion the European Union reiterates its commitment to uphold and defend the principles and values enshrined in the Rome Statute and to support the ICC.

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Good afternoon to all of you. Our agenda today has been very dense and we discussed many points of current business.

First, about Libya, the situation remains bad. We continue to see blatant violations of the [arms] embargo.

The new "EU priorities for cooperation with the Council of Europe in 2020-2022" were adopted by the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council on July 13th.


Launch of an online event featuring high- level speakers from the EU and Council of Europe to mark the adoption by the Council of the new EU priorities for its cooperation with the Council of Europe.


We just concluded the virtual meeting with President [of Serbia Aleksandar] Vučić and Prime Minister [of Kosovo] Avdullah Hoti. I’m glad to say that after the Paris Summit [last Friday] and today’s meeting, the EU-facilitated Dialogue on comprehensive normalisations of relations between Serbia and Kosovo is back on track after 20 months.