On 28-29 October in Brussels, the European Union, together with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UN Migration Agency (IOM), will host the International Solidarity Conference on the Venezuelan refugee and migrant crisis.
The EU and China established formal diplomatic ties in 1975 and today EU-China relations encompass an annual summit,
regular ministerial meetings, and over 60 sectoral dialogues. The EU and China are committed to a comprehensive
strategic partnership, as expressed in the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation. The EU’s new Strategy on
China, adopted in July 2016, has been followed by a March 2019 strategic stocktaking of the EU-China relationship by the
European Commission and the High Representative.
The CSDP Annual Report provides an overview of how EU CSDP Operations & Missions delivered on three priorities - stabilising our region, contributing to the resilience of partner countries and enhancing our responsiveness in all phases of the conflict cycle.
The EU-Japan strategic partnership is based upon longstanding cooperation, shared values and principles such as democracy, the rule of law, human rights, good governance, multilateralism and open market economies. Japan is one of the EU’s closest and most like-minded partners. Over the years, EU–Japan relations have been developing steadily, from enhanced political cooperation to trade and investment, and other areas of interest, ranging from development to climate, research, innovation and growth. Under the new Strategic Partnership Agreement, EU and Japan will expand this cooperation into new areas and strengthen it, especially on matters pertaining to security.
Awareness raising - Common understanding - Coordination of efforts. Dr. Carine Claeys, EU Special Envoy for Space, will participate in the 70th International Astronautical Congress taking place in Washington D.C.
The EU and its Member States are the second largest donors to the IAEA Nuclear Security Fund with EU contributions alone amounting to more than EUR 50 million for the period of 2009-2019. Furthermore, the EU has contributed more than EUR 24 million to the establishment and the secure management of a Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank under the control of the IAEA. The financial contribution of over EUR 4 million aims to ensure that nuclear fuel is supplied in a secure and safe manner and to help the IAEA guarantee the security and safety of LEU transport from procurement to supply, and during storage at the Bank's site. Under the Instrument for Stability, the European Commission provided EUR 20 million for the purpose of acquiring the LEU.
The movies premiered at Cinema Palace, in the heart of Brussels, on October 16 and will now be available on YouTube and for screenings around the world. The projection was followed by a debate with some of the protagonists, directors and staff working on the movies and moderated by DW journalist Jaafar Abdul-Karim.