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The EU and the African Union are engaged in an Administrative Arrangement Programme since 2010 to foster staff exchange and administrative cooperation. The programme aims to improve the mutual knowledge of the respective institutional structures of the African Union Commission, the European Union Commission and the European Union External Action Service ( joined this programme April 2014) and their functioning, as well as gaining expertise and experience in sectors of common interest.

Adrian Veale, a Policy Officer working in the European Union Commission International cooperation of education and youth unit was part of the staff exchange programme assigned to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa from February 13-24 2017. Here he reflects.

Statement on behalf of the Member States of the European Union delivered by Fiona Grant, Counsellor, European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the 71st Session of the General Assembly: Fifth Committee: First Resumed Session on the Status of implementation of the information and communications technology strategy for the United Nations.

High Representative Federica Mogherini today completed her visit to the six Western Balkan countries in Bosnia and Herzegovina, meeting the Council of Ministers, the Presidents, the Presidency and the political leaders.

The country has made "impressive" steps on its EU path over the last two years, some of which are translating into positive economic signals, Mogherini said.

Jordan announced the execution of 15 people convicted for terrorism and other serious crimes.

The European Union reiterates its strong opposition to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances. This execution is a significant setback, given that Jordan had observed an informal moratorium between 2006 and 2014.