Évolutions dans les pays partenaires en 2014: transition démocratique, droits de l’homme et libertés fondamentales, économie et coopération avec l’UE en matière de migrations et de mobilité, d’énergie et de transports.
This week marked 100 days in office for Federica Mogherini. It also saw her chairing a Foreign Affairs Council that focused on counter-terrorism and the unfolding situation in Ukraine. This was also a key issue at the European Council and during the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg. The High Representative also facilitated a dialogue meeting between the Prime Ministers of Serbia and Kosovo, which finalised the agreement on justice and judiciary in Kosovo. She also met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and chaired the seventh EU-Lebanon Association Council.
Today's attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border are undermining the cessation of hostilities established by UNSC Resolution 1701 and the peacebuilding efforts along the Blue Line.
The threats to Israel on its Northern border must stop. The EU calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities. An escalation of violence could be detrimental to the region as a whole in these difficult times.