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
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.
On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The Regulation updates and modernises the principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive to guarantee privacy rights.
On the occasion of the fourth meeting of the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue in Washington on 14 and 15 November 2017, the European Union (EU) and United States (U.S.) jointly reaffirmed the strong partnership between the EU and the U.S. in favour of an open, stable and secure cyberspace in which individuals can exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms and that fosters innovation and economic growth.
High Representative Mogherini met with the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Iran to discuss the future of the Iranian nuclear deal, following the United States' withdrawal from the deal last week.