NUR-SULTAN – Today, 620 kilograms of garbage have been collected on the banks of the Yessil River in Nur-Sultan as a result of the cleanup event organized by the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Kazakhstan and the Embassy of Estonia in Kazakhstan with the support of Akimat of Nur-Sultan city.
Today we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. As the world slowly recovers from the outbreak of the pandemic, we are confronted with the multiple threats posed to democracy in societies across the world. It is time to ensure that the universal democratic values we uphold are defended to rebuild stronger and more resilient societies.
12/09/2021 - HR/VP blog - Last week, I visited Libya at a critical moment. The coming weeks will determine whether the hope generated lately will be consolidated or if vested interests will maintain the country in a situation of uncertainty, with a serious danger of a return to armed violence. We are ready to do our part to avoid it.
11/09/2021 – HR/VP Blog – Earlier this week, I travelled to Iraq for the first time as HR/VP to support the country’s stability and sovereignty. The visit came ahead of the elections next month for which the EU is deploying an observation mission. As EU, we have a big stake in helping to build a stable Iraq and during my visit to Baghdad and Erbil, I emphasised the EU’s commitment and support for the ambitious reforms demanded by the Iraqi people.