La haute représentante s'est rendue à Lampedusa afin de visiter pour la première fois un navire amiral de l'EUNAVFOR MED. Lors de la visite du porte-avions Cavour, elle a été informée de l’état d’avancement de l’opération Sophia et de ses résultats.
COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Closing statement (as delivered in writing)
Madam Vice-Chair, The EU and its Member States would like to congratulate you and the Chair on your guidance of this Committee. We would also like to extend our thanks to the Secretariat for their hard work in preparation for this Committee as well as for their efforts during the week.
Let me start by saying that I am honoured and proud to pay this first visit here. We were together in the headquarters in Rome few months ago. And we are here exactly one year after we saw the tragic loss of lives in this very same sea - it was on the 18 April last year.
The annual spring meeting of the donor coordination group in support of the Palestinian economy, the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), will be held in Brussels on Tuesday, 19 April. The meeting is hosted by the EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, and presided by the Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende in his capacity as the Chair of the AHLC. Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, will also participate.
Avec l'attaque contre les forces françaises de Barkhane au nord du Mali, qui a tué trois soldats français, les terroristes ont démontré une fois de plus qu'ils s'opposent aux aspirations du peuple malien à vivre en paix.
Today’s appointment of a new government in Ukraine, headed by Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, is a crucial development at a time when new momentum in the country is badly needed. Having met Mr Groysman in his previous capacity as the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada many times, including very recently, we look forward to working with him to build a stronger Ukraine, on the basis of fundamental reform and accountable governance.