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On January 5 and 6, the Israeli authorities approved the construction of almost two thousand housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, including the retroactive approval of already existing constructions, some of which were built on private Palestinian land. This decision follows other settlement-related developments in recent months, including in particularly sensitive places such as East Jerusalem and Hebron.

Le mercredi 8 janvier, la Haute cour criminelle d'appel de Bahreïn a confirmé le verdict entérinant la condamnation à mort de Mohammed Ramadan et Hussain Al Moosa.


On Wednesday, 8 January, Bahrain’s High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the verdict confirming the death sentences for Mohammed Ramadan and Hussain Al Moosa. This verdict, still subject to appeal before Bahrain’s Court of Cassation, was delivered despite reported concerns on the fairness of the trial.

The European Union calls upon the Bahraini authorities to halt the execution of the two individuals and ensure that their re-trial will be in accordance with international law and standards.


Aujourd'hui, le haut représentant/vice-président, M. Josep Borrell, a rencontré à Bruxelles le Premier ministre libyen, M. Fayez Sarraj, et le ministre libyen des affaires étrangères, M. Mohamed Taha Siala, au cours de deux réunions distinctes. La première réunion était organisée par le président du Conseil européen, M.

Today, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met with the Prime Minister of Libya, Mr Fayez al-Sarraj, and Foreign Minister Mohamed Taha Siala in Brussels, in two separate meetings.

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Thank you very much Madam President [of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen].

Allow me to start by joining my condolences [to those of President von der Leyen] to the families of the victims of the tragic crash of the Ukrainian plane this morning in Iran. 

Now, on the topic of this morning’s meeting, I want to stress that the recent developments in Iran and Iraq and the whole region are extremely worrying and we have had a very fruitful discussion at the college about what the Commission can do. 

دعا الممثل السامي ووزراء خارجية فرنسا وألمانيا وإيطاليا والمملكة المتحدة إلى وقف إطلاق النار في ليبيا ووضع حد للتدخلات الخارجية. و سيبحث وزراء خارجية الاتحاد الأوروبي الوضع خلال جلسة مجلس الشؤون الخارجية الاستثنائية المقرر عقدها يوم الجمعة.


The High Representative and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom called for a ceasefire in Libya and an end to any outside interference. EU Foreign Ministers will also discuss the situation at an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council scheduled for Friday.