On 9 May, we mark Europe Day. The 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration offers a chance to reflect on what European integration means and on the EU’s role in the world. I want to use this blog post to do this from a personal angle, to set out why Europe as an idea and political project is worth defending.
Speech delivered by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the UN Security Council High-level Arria formula meeting on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
The European Commission has set up an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to transport humanitarian workers and emergency supplies for the coronavirus response to some of most critical areas around the world.
Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, is travelling today to Bangui on the first flight and will meet H.E. Faustin-Archange Touadéra, President of the Central African Republic, as well as humanitarian organisations.
On 8 May, the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will deliver a speech at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula meeting on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on European soil. This debate will offer an opportunity not only to discuss lessons learned from the past, but also to evaluate current security threats posed by conflicts around the world.