Vatican City and the Holy See


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On 6 May in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, together with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and European Council President Donald Tusk took part in the ceremony awarding the Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis.

On Tuesday 26 April 2016, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, received in Brussels Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme.

The European Union Delegation in Rome, together with the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Holy See, the Sovereign Order of Malta, the Italian Society of International Organization (SIOI) and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, have organized the photographic exhibition "The Devil within us", with the pictures of the Czech photographer Jan Sibik. 

The Director General of the Directorate-General for Fisheries in the European Commission (DG MARE), Mr Joao Aguiar Machado had bilateral meetings in Rome on 17 March, with Mr Arni Mathiesen, FAO Assistant Director-General of the Fisheries Department and his team.

On Thursday 3 March 2016, at a ceremony held at "Palazzo Pubblico", Ambassador Laurence Argimon-Pistre presented her credentials to the Captains Regents of the Republic of San Marino, Lorella Stefanelli and Nicola Renzi.

On 22 February 2016, Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President and EC Commissioner of Budget and Human Resources and co-Chairs of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, and Christos Stylianides, EC Commissioner in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, attended the event organized in the Vatican by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. 

On Thursday 18 February 2016, European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, was at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations (FAO) in Rome to discuss sustainable fisheries and International Ocean Governance.

Humanitarian Friends of the Central African Republic, Exchange on food insecurity, 10 February 2016