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The European Union stands in full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus regarding recent actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Aegean Sea. Turkey needs to respect the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of all EU Member States, as stressed repeatedly by the European Council and in Council conclusions, most recently in June 2019.

On 5 December, Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will participate in the 26th Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Bratislava.

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Thank you for inviting me, I am very happy to participate in your work. It is true, it is my second day in office. Yesterday was the first one. I had the opportunity to participate in the opening of the Climate Change Conference the COP 25 in Madrid, immediately after I went to Paris for the mourning of the French soldiers killed in Mali. This is my third activity. As you can see, it is a varied menu.

Josep Borrell Fontelles will chair the Foreign Affairs Council for the first time since he was appointed the new EU High Representative.

Today marks the first day of United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP25, taking place in Madrid until 13 December. It is also one of the first activities for Josep Borrell in his role as EU High Representative.