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The events of 15 December 2013 and beyond, which pushed South Sudan into armed conflict only two and a half years after independence, have drastically changed the prospects for the world’s newest country. While we are marking the one-year anniversary of this disastrous conflict, there is little reason for optimism. Despite a year of negotiations under IGAD, the warring parties have failed to conclude any meaningful political agreement while civilians continue to live in a situation of extreme insecurity, which threatens to worsen in the coming weeks. 

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued the following statement today:

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"This was the first time for me to chair the FAC council in the format of Development Council.  The EU is a key player in development. Development is a key instrument in prevention of crisis and conflict.  It is also a promoter of human rights and democracy and a tool to support post conflict reconstruction. The upcoming report by EU coordinator and Commissioner for Humanitarian aid Stylianides on Ebola has been discussed by Ministers today and will be transmitted to the European Council.

"This was the first time for me to chair the FAC council in the format of Development Council.  The EU is a key player in development. Development is a key instrument in prevention of crisis and conflict.  It is also a promoter of human rights and democracy and a tool to support post conflict reconstruction. The upcoming report by EU coordinator and Commissioner for Humanitarian aid Stylianides on Ebola has been discussed by Ministers today and will be transmitted to the European Council.

On 11 December 2014, the European Union and Armenia held the sixth round of human rights dialogue in Brussels.

The Armenian delegation was headed by Garen Nazarian, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and included among other officials, the Deputy Minister of Justice Mr. Arman Tatoyan.

The EU Delegation was headed by Mr. Silvio Gonzato, Director, EEAS, Human Rights and Democracy, European External Action Service and Mrs. Elisabeth Tison, Head of Division.

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As announced after the last E3/EU+3 meeting on 24 November in Vienna, the Political Directors of the E3/EU+3 and Iran will meet again on 17 December 2014 in Geneva for a one-day meeting to continue diplomatic efforts towards reaching a long-term, comprehensive solution. 

[Please note that no press activities are foreseen during the meeting in Geneva.]

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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Fatmir Besimi, today for the first time.
They discussed the challenges the country is facing. The High Representative/Vice-President reaffirmed the European perspective of the country and stressed the importance of the reforms progressing swiftly, the need for all parties to work on a mutually agreed solution to the name issue as well as good neighbourly relations.

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David Schwendiman from the United States has been nominated as the new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF). The SITF was established by the European Union in 2011 as an independent criminal investigation into the serious allegations contained in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly report of January 2011 by Senator Dick Marty entitled: “Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo”.

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I would like to express my condolences to the family of Minister Ziad Abu Ein, to the Palestinian Authority and to the Palestinian people following Minister Abu Ein's death today in the Palestinian village of Turmusaya. 

Reports of excessive use of force by Israeli Security Forces are extremely worrying: I call for an immediate, independent investigation into Minister Abu Ein's death. This is a dramatic reminder for the entire international community of the deteriorating situation on the ground.

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