Pekka Haavisto, Foreign Minister of Finland, mandated by the EU High Representative Josep Borrell, is undertaking a second mission to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Foreign Minister will discuss the situation in Ethiopia, notably the crisis in Tigray and its regional implications. During his visit,
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 03/04/2021
We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union are strongly concerned about recent reports on human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 02/04/2021
Check against delivery! Good afternoon, Well, to be the first meeting of the year, we have had a very though, heavy agenda. Let me run [you] through our discussion. First, we started with Russia and the events around Alexey Navalny. The Council considered the arrest of [Mr] Navalny and crackdown
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 25/01/2021
The EU joins the call of the UNHCR to ensure the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia, who have been caught in the conflict in the Tigray region. All refugees must be protected from harm and any act of refoulement or forced return should be prevented, in accordance with
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 12/12/2020
This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic that has already cost the lives of thousands of people and is affecting the livelihood of millions more. The struggle is even harder for refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless persons.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 19/06/2020
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 08/08/2018
Every minute, every day, nearly 31 people are forcibly displaced. Today, more than 68.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and violence, persecution, natural disasters or the very real consequences of climate change –25.4 million of them are refugees.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 20/06/2018
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 21/03/2018