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The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, was in Abuja on Saturday, 14 May, to attend the 2nd Regional Security Summit hosted by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari.The Summit was a follow-up to the 2014 Boko Haram Summit, convened in Paris by French President Francois Hollande, who also attended the Abuja Summit.

Le 17 mai 2016, l'Union européenne et le Turkménistan ont tenu à Bruxelles la huitième réunion dans le cadre de leur dialogue sur les droits de l'homme.

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The EU Delegation in Bogota raised the rainbow flag alongside the EU's to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (17 May). In the words of Ambassador Zacarias: "It is a way of signalling our commitment towards LGBTI rights. It is also a tribute to all human rights defenders who have suffered or even died fighting for those rights".

On 17 May 2016, the European Union and Turkmenistan held the eighth round of their Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels.

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Good afternoon. We had the International Syria Support Group meeting today. US Secretary J. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister S. Lavrov, together with Staffan de Mistura are also debriefing some of your colleagues

Out of the Group's meeting today came a very strong call to all parties in Syria to come back to the table of negotiations for talks in Geneva in order to to enter into the work on the transition. This, I would say, is the main political outcome of the meeting.

This opinion article first appeared in the daily newspaper The Jakarta Post.
See its online version HERE


EU Traffic Light System to fight Illegal Fishing gives Indonesia Green Light

By Karmenu Vella
European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Declaration by High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia And Biphobia, 17 May 2016

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