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"Turkey has once again been targeted by a terrorist attack, this time on Sultanahmet Square in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district.

The HR/VP Federica Mogherini met today in Brussels Her Majesty the Queen of Jordan, Rania Al Abdallah. The HR/VP and Her Majesty discussed the very tense and volatile situation in the region,  in particular the crisis in Syria and the humanitarian consequences that affect also the neighbouring countries.


The HR/VP Federica Mogherini praised Jordan's role as a strong partner and a crucial player for the stability of the region, and for generously hosting a great number of Syrian refugees. 


Le Centre de ressources pour la presse (CRP) en partenariat avec Syfia vient de faire paraître la 26ème publication de ses articles dans le cadre du projet "Journalistes, associations et autorités locales contribuent à un meilleur respect des droits des femmes rurales pour lutter contre la pauvreté" financé par l'Union européenne. Cette 26ème publication est un dossier spécial consacré à l'environnement.

Laurence Argimon-Pistre, Head of the EU Delegation in Rome participated to Fra' Matthew Festing's address to the Corps of Diplomats Accredited to the Sovereign Order of Malta, during the course of the traditional audience for the new year at the Magistral Villa in Rome.

L'Union européenne au Maroc et Connect Institute lancent à Agadir ce vendredi 15 janvier 2016 le programme edART, un programme qui vise l’accompagnement de jeunes de la Région d’Agadir afin qu’ils puissent développer des compétences artistiques dans les domaines de la Musique et des Arts visuels.

Several attacks hitting different locations in Baghdad today and deliberately targeting civilians, left many people dead and more wounded. Our thoughts go to the victims and their families.
These tragic events underline the fragility of the security situation in Iraq. The EU will spare no efforts to support the Iraqi government in its fight against terrorism and its quest for peace and stability for all the Iraqi people.


Plusieurs attentats, qui ont frappé différents endroits de Bagdad aujourd'hui et ont visé délibérément des civils, ont fait de nombreux morts et davantage encore de blessés. Nos pensées vont aux victimes et à leurs familles.



High Representative Federica Mogherini travelled to Prague on Monday 11 January for an official Visit to the Czech Republic. On her agenda were meetings with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek and representatives from the Czech Parliament.

The Head of Delegation participated to Pope Francis' address to the Corps of Diplomats Accredited to the Holy See, during the course of his traditional exchange of New Year's greetings with the diplomats at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Prague, 11 January 2016 

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Thank you very much Lubomir. 

Well, first of all it is really a pleasure for me to have my first visit within the European Union of 2016 here in Prague and to find you in good health.