Speech by the High Representative/ Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the International High-Level Conference: Achieving Gender Equality – Challenges and Opportunities in the European Neighbourhood Policy
After visiting Ukraine, High Representative Federica Mogherini was in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday. The visit involved meetings with President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. She also met with the Chairman of the Parliament David Usupashvili and leaders of the parliamentary factions, as well as with civil society. Georgia is one of the six partner countries of the Eastern Partnership and signatory of the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the European Union.
Les élections législatives qui se sont déroulées le 8 novembre 2015 au Myanmar marquent pour ce pays une étape historique sur la voie de la démocratie. Pour la première fois depuis des décennies, tous les principaux partis politiques ont participé aux élections de manière généralement calme, pacifique et organisée dans tout le pays. Le taux de participation impressionnant enregistré le jour du scrutin témoigne de l'attachement des élections du Myanmar à la poursuite de la démocratisation du pays.
Federica Mogherini was in Kyiv on Monday 9 November for talks with political leaders and civil society groups in Ukraine. During her visit she also met representatives of the Crimean Tatars. Speaking to the press after meeting President Petro Poroshenko she said that the situation in Ukraine remained top of the EU agenda despite the other challenges the EU was facing with migration, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. She also reaffirmed that the implementation of the Minsk agreements by all sides was an absolute priority.
For the first time the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the elections in Burkina Faso. After a year of transitional government, the country seemed to be on the right track toward elections, in spite of the recent military coup attempt which took place last September. At the invitation of the government of Burkina Faso, the European Union deployed an Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the 2015 presidential and parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso. A Core Team of six analysts arrived in Ouagadougou on September 5th and started its work, as the election date was set for October 11th.
As you have said Mr President, the main purpose of my visit here, apart from all the issues we have discussed, is to show that the situation in Ukraine remains top priority on the European agenda. While the European Union is focusing on what is happening at our southern and south-eastern borders with conflicts in the Mediterranean region, it is very crucial that we keep focused, united as Europeans, on the situation in Ukraine.