Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand


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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc today presented the EU's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to improve connectivity between Europe and Asia.


This event is part of the "Climate Diplomacy Week", an initiative launched and coordinated by European Union Delegations taking place worldwide from the 24th to the 29th of September 2018. Locally, the Embassy of France has organised a lecture to hear the latest climate research from Prof James Renwick, world-leading climate change expert, and from Pierre Foucaud, Marine Consultant at MetService. It will take place on 26 September from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Victoria University of Wellington.

The Latin America & Spain Film Festival (LASFF) is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain. This year there are 11 participating nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Uruguay. It aims to bring together Latin America, Spain and other New Zealand communities through the big screen.

A Zero Carbon Act and Climate Commission are on the horizon which take New Zealand on a path of profound change.

The 2018 Climate Change & Business Conference will explore the implications of a Zero Carbon Bill, and other drivers making sustainable business the only option for the future.

Always wanted to know more about Dutch culture? This is your chance! From September to November the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organizes a free film festival across New Zealand. The three films that will be screened are Why We Cycle, Tulipani and Soof 1. The Why We Cycle screenings will be opened by drinks and nibbles and followed by an interactive panel discussion with experts from various perspectives.

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the World Humanitarian Day 2018

Ten plus one movies, six cities and three countries

2018 marks a special year for the German Film Festival in New Zealand. The Goethe-Institut, which is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, is proud to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this annual film festival. From the 28th of August, film lovers can see the newest movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"I believe that this visit and inauguration today, counting on the presence of all of you and the constant work you do as a team represents the best possible framework for an upgrade of relations with New Zealand."

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 realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.