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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini has presented the third progress report on the implementation of the European Union Global Strategy, “The EU Global Strategy in Practice- Three years on, looking forward”, which will be discussed by the EU Foreign and Defence Ministers at the
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 14/06/2019
Every year we celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. In return we owe it to the ocean to take action to protect it as best we can. The EU plays an important part in ocean activism. Three years ago, together with the High Representative
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 08/06/2019
We have one Earth… and we all share it. Many environmental challenges are global by nature, and can only be tackled through a comprehensive approach that works far beyond the borders of the EU, like the issue of climate change. As we mark World Environment Day, Climate Diplomacy Weeks are underway
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 05/06/2019
EU Delegations around the world are celebrating Climate Diplomacy between 27 May to 9 June 2019, by reaching out to communities and partner organisations, highlighting positive global action and collaboration on climate change. Several events are organised with a focus on climate action in the EU
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 27/05/2019
What do the European Union and the Smurfs have in common? Both identify with the colour blue, and both care deeply about the health of our blue planet. And now they are shaking hands to clean up beaches across the world and encourage people to protect our ocean!
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/04/2019
A beautiful sunny day in Belgium saw a large crowd of people gathering on the beach at De Haan including several hundred EU colleagues with their families and friends, all for a good cause, to raise awareness around the problem of marine litter. Over 11 tonnes of garbage were collected.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 25/03/2019
Water is not to be taken for granted. 2.1 billion people across the globe lack access to drinking water. On World Water Day, we remember how much access to sufficient, safe, drinkable, physically accessible and affordable water is a precondition for a decent life. The fundamental human rights to
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 22/03/2019
In late November, the European Union Delegation to Iceland planted the first of 600 birch trees that it will plant at the Friendship Forest, near Thingvellir, 40 minutes outside Reykjavik, the site of the first Icelandic parliament more than a thousand years ago.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 20/12/2018
A combination of a growing population and climate change makes water one of the most pressing challenges the world faces in the 21st century. The EU is committed to enhancing its diplomatic engagement to make water a tool for peace, rather than a source of tension. We shall use many means at our
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 19/11/2018