Les affrontements violents enregistrés depuis hier, causant plusieurs morts et blessés, démontrent combien la paix est encore fragile au Burundi. La décision du parti CNDD-FDD de nommer le Président Pierre Nkurunziza candidat aux élections présidentielles 2015 est au centre des préoccupations. L'UE appelle le Président à aborder cette question dans un esprit de réconciliation, dans l'intérêt du pays et en vue d'une solution respectueuse des accords d'Arusha.
“Twitter has proven to be a revolutionary social network even in politics. It is an extraordinary channel of diplomacy and of communication. That’s why with Michael Mann and the Strategic Communications Division, we have been working, since the very beginning of my mandate, on making Twitter one of the fundamental tools of our diplomacy.” - Federica Mogherini
"The EU welcomes the appointment of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as UN Special Envoy to Yemen.
The EU stands ready to support him immediately in his efforts to reach an expeditious cessation of violence and to create the conditions for the resumption of inclusive political negotiations amongst Yemeni parties to provide a sustainable settlement to the current crisis.
The need for a common effort to address the issue of migration, from tackling root causes to facing the emergencies, is at the core of a series of meetings and contacts that the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, has planned following the Special European Council on migration on 23 April.