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Ten years after the EU's first landmark report on climate change and security, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, will host the high level event Climate, Security and Peace: The Time for Action on 22 June in Brussels. The high level event will bring together ministers, leading international figures, parliamentarians, think tanks and civil society to highlight the ongoing and new threats posed by climate change, consider progress made in making essential policy and operational linkages between climate and security and look at options to drive forward action. You can join and follow all the discussions using the hashtags #united4climate and #climadiplo

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Federica Mogherini, High Representative/Vice-President, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, and Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, made the following statement

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High Representative Federica Mogherini is proposing today, with the support of the Commission, a European Peace Facility (EPF). The EPF is an off-budget fund over the period of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, designed to prevent conflicts, preserve peace and strengthen international security around the world, for the benefit of our citizens and our partners.

In a more challenging global environment, the European Union needs to step up its actions to enhance its ability to prevent conflicts, build peace and strengthen international security. By proposing a new European Peace Facility (EPF) the European Union is taking another step towards cementing its role as a global actor.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the agreement announced by Prime Ministers Tsipras and Zaev on the name issue

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Dear Minister Tevdovski,

Dear Head of OECD South-East division Ms Kisielewska,

Colleagues, Ambassadors of EUMS

Ladies and gentlemen,

 

Today for a change we are going to focus on economic governance. This is also the kick-off event for the next Economic Reform Programme cycle (the so-called ERP)

We rightly turn our attention to economic reform. The EU placed economic governance among the fundamentals of the EU enlargement process to the Western Balkans.

Federica Mogherini met today with Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani.

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With the official re-opening of a fully reconstructed bridge in Zrnovci, the European Union today marked the successful completion of a1 10-million program funded by the European Union aiming to rebuild roads, dams and other infrastructure damaged in the floods that hit the south and east of the country in early 2015. With  EUR 800,000, the 86-meter bridge was one of the biggest projects undertaken as part this program, which was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). " The reconstruction of the bridge in Zrnovci was part of the 10M€ EU Flood Recovery Programme.

The road border crossing point Tabanovce, located along the Trans National Axe North-South (Corridor 10), is one of the most important border crossings for the country. The steady increase of traffic and cargo shipments, especially those in transit, and the increased number of traders utilising simplified procedures, reaffirmed the need for upgrade of the customs clearance and inspection facilities.

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