On 23 October, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, met via telephone to discuss a range of issues of common interest in the context of the Transatlantic Partnership.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 23/10/2020
Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 22/10/2020
Check against delivery! Ms President, Honourable Members, Mr Auštrevičius, I would like to thank you for your report and also all other Members of this Parliament who have contributed to it. It is clear that the Parliament has demonstrated an overwhelming support to the rights of the Belarusian
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 20/10/2020
As announced by the President Ursula von der Leyen at the State of the European Union, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have today put forward a Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning implementation of restrictive
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 19/10/2020
The European Union welcomes the joint announcement of a humanitarian ceasefire by Armenia and Azerbaijan, scheduled to start at 00.00 hrs (local time) last night, following the mediation efforts by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, in coordination with the other OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 18/10/2020
The European Union deplores the strikes on the Azerbaijani city of Ganja during the night of 16-17 October resulting in civilian loss of life and serious injury. All targeting of civilians and civilian installations by either party must stop. The ceasefire of 10 October must be fully respected
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 17/10/2020
Check against delivery! Good afternoon, we have had a packed agenda today. I will try to summarise the most pressing issues from our discussions. First, on Nagorno Karabakh, we heard the assessment from the French Foreign Minister [Jean-Yves Le Drian] on the efforts of the Co-Chairs of the [OSCE]
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 12/10/2020
High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell called the Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei on Friday night to speak about the developments in Belarus since the 9 August Presidential elections. The High Representative reiterated the EU’s position as expressed on several occasions
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 10/10/2020
Today on the World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their opposition to the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and call for the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 09/10/2020