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The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, met today with the acting Foreign Minister of Albania, Gent Cakaj, on the margins of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava.

 

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The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, met today with the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, on the margins of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava.

They discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine ahead of the Normandy format summit in Paris on 9 December. The High Representative stressed that the full implementation of the Minsk agreements is crucial.

NUR-SULTAN – Today the Kazakh capital hosted the presentation of the so-called "Letter from Nur-Sultan". The event organized by the European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan in cooperation with the Carnegie Europe Center provided a unique opportunity to discuss the key issues of the EU-Kazakhstan and the EU-Central Asia relations. The "Letter from Nur-Sultan" is part of the Capitals Series by the Carnegie Europe and is the first such publication on the Central Asian region. The Letter itself was prepared by a well-known Kazakhstani expert, political scientist, Chief Research Fellow of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr Murat Laumulin.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, met today with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Vadym Prystaiko, on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava. 

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Today marks the first day of United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP25, taking place in Madrid until 13 December. It is also one of the first activities for Josep Borrell in his role as EU High Representative.

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I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission.

Lars-Gunnar Wigemark was appointed as Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO), with a mandate running from 1 December 2019 until 14 June 2020.

The European Union reaffirms today its support to the universal ban on chemical weapons. It is a tribute to all those who have lost their lives or loved ones and suffered harm from chemical weapons as well as a commitment to promoting peace and security.

The Chemical Weapons Convention and the crucial work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have contributed to eliminating 97% of chemical weapons stockpiles declared by possessor states. This makes the Chemical Weapons Convention the world's most successful disarmament treaty.

This week, the EU and Armenia celebrated the second anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The celebrations featured an inclusive fashion show, where people with disabilities together with Armenian models and celebrities showcased works of Armenian designers. It was labelled "Stronger Together", highlighting the mutual benefits brought by close cooperation between the EU and Armenia.

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