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20. januar deltok ambassadør Helen Campbell på Norges Rederiforbunds frokostseminar "EU i krise? Konsekvenser for næringslivet," sammen med EØS- og EU-minister Elisabeth Aspaker, Tysklands ambassadør Axel Berg, og administrerende direktør i rederiforbundet, Sturla Henriksen. Ambassadøren orienterte om utfordringene med flyktningkrisen, EUs respons, og planene for 2016.


Today, Deputy Secretary General Christian Leffler hosted a ceremony for the unveiling of a donation from the Mexican artist Adán Paredes, kindly offered through the Mission of Mexico, as a mark of friendship between Mexico and the EU.

The donation is a sculpture of Tláloc, the rain and fertility god created by the Nahua people and subsequently worshipped throughout Mesoamerica.

We are very pleased to announce that the EU Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva has been shortlisted for the Geneva Engage Award's top 10, category 'Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva'.


During her appearance at the European Parliament’s first plenary session of 2016, where she took part in a number of debates, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini spoke to European Parliament TV about the invoking of the EU’s Mutual Defence Clause, the ongoing international fight against Da’esh, the need to find a political agreement in Syria, the potential benefits of the recent agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme and the EU’s relationship with Russia.

Déclaration de Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante de l'Union et vice-présidente de la Commission, concernant l'annonce de la formation du nouveau gouvernement d'union nationale libyen



Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the announcement of members of new Libyan unity government 
The announcement of the agreement on the Ministerial posts in the Government of National Accord by the Presidency Council is an important decision. This result, under the leadership of designated Prime Minister Serraj, is an essential step in the implementation of the Libya Political Agreement.



High Representative Federica Mogherini on Tuesday reiterated her confidence in the Havana peace process negotiations and called for a focus on implementation. She emphasised that the EU will be with Colombia all the way, via the EU Trust Fund.


On Tuesday and Wednesday, High Representative Federica Mogherini addresses the first plenary session of the European Parliament of 2016 on a number of topical issues.

On Tuesday evening, she speaks about the Colombian Peace Process. She then moves on to a debate on the continuing grave situation in Syria, before discussing with MEPs the recent tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.