Today, the EU has toughened the rules applicable to persistent organic pollutants, the UN-agreed list of dangerous substances. The regulation adopted by the Council today ensures that people and the environment are better protected against these chemicals.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today in Brussels with Stevo Pendarovski, President of North Macedonia. This was the first meeting between High Representative Mogherini and President Pendarovski since his election as President of North Macedonia on 5 May. By choosing Brussels for his first official visit, President Pendarovski demonstrated his strong commitment to the European Union integration.