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The EU is deeply concerned about today’s announcements and developments related to Varosha.

These will cause greater tensions and may complicate efforts for the resumption of Cyprus settlement talks.

What is urgent now is to rebuild trust and not to create greater divisions. The EU will continue to support such efforts, as stressed by the Heads of State and Government in the European Council conclusions on 1-2 October.

The EU is in close contact with the United Nations and following closely the situation on the ground.


6/10/2020 - We need to strengthen our ties with Africa, a young and dynamic continent. First and foremost, in order to get to grips with the current crisis, and that will be the purpose of my visit to Ethiopia this week. But also in a more structural way to jointly foster economic development which is green, digital and fair on our two continents.

The European Union welcomes the appointment of interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and the installation of a government paving the way for a handover to civilian rule in Mali over an 18-month period. The European Union also welcomes the lifting of sanctions against Mali adopted in response to the events of 18 August, following several weeks of sustained negotiations by the Economic Community of West African States.


The main aim of the Economic and Investment Plan is to spur the long-term economic recovery of the region and foster regional economic integration. We want to support a green and digital transition in the Western Balkans, the implementation of reforms required to move forward on the EU path, and bring the region closer to the EU Single Market.