On 20 January, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, spoke via telephone with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide.
Ms President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,
The arrest, on live TV, of the Russian opposition politician Mr Alexei Navalny upon his return to Moscow last Sunday is unacceptable, both to Europe and also to the international community which believes in the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Gracias estimado Presidente, señoras y señores diputados, señorías,
De nuevo estamos aquí para tratar de la situación en Venezuela. Este año, este país y su crisis política ha ocupado una parte muy importante de mi trabajo, por la gravísima crisis política y humanitaria que sufre y que, a pesar de nuestros esfuerzos, no ha mejorado.
The European Union congratulates Ján Kubiš on his appointment as UN Secretary-General Special Envoy and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.
The Libyan crisis is currently at a turning point. The EU welcomes a strong leadership in the UN–led mediation process to continue making progress towards a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned sustainable political solution. This is the only way to put a definitive end to the crisis, ensuring a transition in Libya and preserving the country as united, sovereign and stable.
Thank you Ms President, dear Members of the European Parliament,
At the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in October, European Union Ministers and I agreed that our relations with Latin America and the Caribbean have not been high enough on our political agenda and that we should change this –not just by saying it, but through concrete action.