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Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, has today announced the appointment of 5 Senior Management posts in the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Edita HRDA has been appointed as Managing Director Americas for the EEAS. Ms Hrda is currently Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Nations. She is a senior Czech diplomat who has also served as Ambassador in the Americas and Caribbean region and Director General in the Czech Foreign Ministry. 


Mme Federica Mogherini, haute représentante de l’Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité/vice-présidente de la Commission européenne, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de cinq personnes à des postes de l’encadrement supérieur du Service européen pour l’action extérieure (SEAE).


On 16 and 17 December, Envoys of the Middle East Quartet met in Jerusalem and Ramallah with Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.

Over the two days, the Envoys from the EU, Russia, U.S., and UN met with officials from the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and officials from the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to discuss current conditions on the ground and concrete actions to demonstrate their commitment to the two-state solution.


Les 16 et 17 décembre, les envoyés du Quatuor pour le Moyen-Orient ont rencontré leurs homologues israéliens et palestiniens à Jérusalem et à Ramallah.


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We talked and we will talk about migration, but let me start with something that today gives us a smile at least.  Finally.
The agreement in Skhirat, the Libyan political agreement was just signed. That is good news. So let me start with that which is also linked to migration, to counter-terrorism, with all the things we have on the agenda.

The determination and courage of the people of the Central African Republic, who turned out to vote in the constitutional referendum held on 13 and 14 December 2015 having registered to do so in such large numbers, deserves special mention. By voting, the people of the Central African Republic have shown their determination to move on from the era of transition and pave the way for a democratic future.


La détermination et le courage du peuple centrafricain à se rendre aux urnes à l'occasion du référendum constitutionnel des 13 et 14 décembre 2015, après s'être massivement inscrit sur les listes électorales, doivent être soulignés. Par leur vote, les Centrafricains témoignent de leur volonté de tourner la page de la transition et de bâtir les fondations d'un avenir démocratique. 


The provisional agreement on victims-related issues unveiled yesterday in Havana brings Colombia one important step closer to peace.

Victims are now at the centre of a peace process. Together with truth and justice, the agreement includes the principles of reparation and non-repetition. These are essential to build a lasting peace in Colombia.

Nigeria is once again the target of violence. Over the last days, clashes in the northern city of Zaria have left more than 60 victims and many wounded. Our thoughts and condolences go to those who lost loved ones. 

We expect all local religious, political and community leaders to exercise restraint and respect human rights. We look forward to a thorough investigation by the Nigerian authorities of the incident to be urgently launched in order to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.