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Dear President Steinmeier, excellencies, friends,

Thank you for the extraordinary honour to speak on this occasion. I feel a great responsibility in speaking after you, Mr President, dear Frank-Walter, and after the beautiful words you just said.

The closing date for the submission of applications is 17/03/2019 at 18.00 (CET). Late applications will not be accepted.

Following the Israeli decision to withhold some of funds from the tax revenues Israel regularly transfers to the Palestinian Authority under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority announced yesterday that it would no longer accept any tax revenues, unless transferred in full.

The indictments announced yesterday against Osman Kavala and 15 others raise questions as to the adherence of the Turkish judiciary to international and European standards.

Today the Council extended the mandate of the EU mission EUCAP Sahel Mali until 14 January 2021 and allocated it a budget of almost €67 million for this period.


Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the latest developments in Albania


The European Union has contributed EUR 6 million to UNFPA, the United Nations Population fund, to provide emergency assistance, life-saving reproductive health and protection services to women and girls in Yemen. The funds, which will help scale up UNFPA programmes across seven governorates directly affected by the conflict, bring the total support from the European Union for UNFPA’s response in Yemen to EUR 8 million since July 2018.


Federica Mogherini meets Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani