07/03/2021 – HR/VP Blog – Last Friday I visited Nicosia to reiterate the EU’s strong support for the resumption of talks on a settlement of the Cyprus issue. We are at a crucial point: UN Secretary-General Guterres will convene an informal meeting in Geneva on 27-29 April in the hope of finding common ground to negotiate a lasting solution to this issue.
Ahead of International Women's Day, the European Commission issued the following statement:
“The past year was a difficult one. The COVID-19 pandemic has spared nobody, and was particularly challenging for women around the world. Doctors, nurses, teachers, shop assistants – jobs often held by women – have found themselves at the frontline of the pandemic. All this, while taking on greater responsibilities at home.
02/03/2021 – HR/VP Blog – The last European Council discussed the renewed partnership with our Southern Mediterranean neighbours that I proposed together with the European Commission as High Representative of the European Union. The economic, social, ecological and security challenges facing the region have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tackling these together is a key challenge for our external policy.
28/02/2021 – HR/VP Blog – EU leaders have held a timely discussion on the future of EU security and defence. We need commitment at the highest political level to make the EU a stronger security actor in a world of fast-changing threats.
/file/asem-day-%E2%80%93-message-about-digital-exhibition-%E2%80%98-passage-asia%E2%80%99-mr-gunnar-wiegand-eeas_enASEM Day – Message about digital exhibition ‘A Passage to Asia’ by Mr Gunnar Wiegand, EEAS
/file/asem-day-%E2%80%93-message-about-digital-exhibition-%E2%80%98-passage-asia%E2%80%99-ms-hilde-hardeman-fpi_enASEM Day – Message about digital exhibition ‘A Passage to Asia’ by Ms Hilde Hardeman, FPI
Around the world, NGOs, civil society and human rights defenders protect and promote human rights, democracy, as well as sustainable and inclusive development every day. They often do this unnoticed, far from the limelight and, at times, at great personal risk.
On World NGO Day, we pay tribute to their engagement, the impact of which should not be underestimated or taken for granted.