Delivered by Commissioner Christos Stylianides on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini.
Dear colleagues, we follow with great attention the unfolding situation of migrants across the Central America region. Thousands aim at crossing the US-Mexico border in hope of reaching safety and build a livelihood for themselves and their families and their children. The reasons are multi-fold and many were noted in the earlier debate of the previous European Parliament on 14 November 2018.
Recognising the importance of the United Nations at the core of effective multilateralism, the EU and its member states will focus on three mutually reinforcing priorities at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the UN: 1. Conflict prevention, peace and security, 2. A common positive agenda, 3. Engagement on global challenges like climate change.
Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament plenary session urgency debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners