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Another attack against the innocent, the youth and the very future of Pakistan. One year after the deadly attack on the Peshawar Army School, today, Bacha Khan University in the very same Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province has been targeted. An attack on a place of study is not only cowardly, but it is also an attack on all of us who believe in the power and the importance of education.


Following today's vote for a new government in the Moldovan Parliament and ensuing demonstrations, the European Union calls for calm and restraint from all sides. We encourage all stakeholders in the country to engage in a dialogue and find, together, a way forward for the Republic of Moldova. 

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini is in close contact with the EU delegation in Chisinau and follows the situation closely.


À la suite du vote par lequel le Parlement moldave a, ce jour, approuvé la formation d'un nouveau gouvernement et des manifestations qui s'en sont suivies, l'Union européenne appelle toutes les parties à faire preuve de calme et de retenue. Nous encourageons toutes les parties prenantes du pays à engager un dialogue et à définir, ensemble, la voie à suivre pour la République de Moldavie.




Today, Deputy Secretary General Christian Leffler hosted a ceremony for the unveiling of a donation from the Mexican artist Adán Paredes, kindly offered through the Mission of Mexico, as a mark of friendship between Mexico and the EU.

The donation is a sculpture of Tláloc, the rain and fertility god created by the Nahua people and subsequently worshipped throughout Mesoamerica.

We are very pleased to announce that the EU Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva has been shortlisted for the Geneva Engage Award's top 10, category 'Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva'.


During her appearance at the European Parliament’s first plenary session of 2016, where she took part in a number of debates, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini spoke to European Parliament TV about the invoking of the EU’s Mutual Defence Clause, the ongoing international fight against Da’esh, the need to find a political agreement in Syria, the potential benefits of the recent agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme and the EU’s relationship with Russia.