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The armed conflict in South Sudan has intensified in recent days, exacerbated by a new military offensive in Unity State. Concerned by the humanitarian consequences of the fighting and the difficulties faced by relief organisations on the ground, HRVP Mogherini and Commissioner Stylianides made the following statement:

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Thank you for the invitation that we value very much. We are here to share with you the urgent need to face the tragedies unfolding in the Mediterranean.

On the occasion of Europe Day 2015 the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe organised a flash mob in the centre of Strasbourg, based on an idea by Ambassador Jari Vilén.

 

On 9 May 1950 Robert Schuman called on the nations of Europe to unite and make war on our continent impossible. 65 years later, his message of peace and unity is as relevant as ever.

 

"Suriname's recent ratification of a new penal code, which includes abolition of the death penalty, is an important step forward that sends a welcome signal to other countries in the region and beyond.

The European Union has a strong and principled policy on the abolition of the death penalty as it cannot be justified under any circumstances. This stance is rooted in the belief in the inherent dignity of all human beings and the inviolability of the human person. 

High Representative Federica Mogherini discusses European foreign policy and its challenges with Tony Barber of the Financial Times at The State of the Union conference in Florence.

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