The EU Election Follow-Up Mission (EFM) was deployed to Paraguay in April 2015 to assess the progress made in the implementation of the 2013 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) recommendations to improve future electoral processes in Paraguay and to include election observation activities in a broader and more efficient exercise in democracy building.
The main issue of today's Foreign Affairs Council was Syria. We started by preparing our discussion yesterday with an extremely good meeting with the UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura. I said this morning that you would have more details about the concrete support that the European Union can give to his efforts. First of all you might have seen already the conclusions we adopted through a very a smooth process, as they were already agreed before entering the meeting. This gave some space for a real in-depth political debate amongst all the ministers.