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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.

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It is always a pleasure to be here in Kyiv. 

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. 

Federica Mogherini était à Kiev le 9 novembre pour s'entretenir avec des dirigeants politiques et des représentants de la société civile en Ukraine. Lors de sa visite, elle a également rencontré des représentants des Tatars de Crimée. S'adressant à la presse à l'issue de la réunion avec le président Petro Porochenko, elle a déclaré que la situation en Ukraine restait une priorité pour l'UE en dépit des autres défis, notamment la crise des migrants, ainsi que la situation en Méditerranée et au Moyen-Orient. Elle a également réaffirmé que la mise en œuvre des accords de Minsk par toutes les parties était une priorité absolue.


La toute première rencontre, qui a eu lieu samedi à Singapour, entre les dirigeants des deux rives du détroit de Taïwan constitue une étape encourageante, témoignant du niveau de confiance auquel a permis de parvenir le processus actuel de rapprochement.

L'UE attend avec intérêt la poursuite du développement pacifique des relations entre les deux rives du détroit de Taiwan, au bénéfice de la population des deux rives du détroit.




Saturday's first-ever meeting in Singapore between the leaders from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait is an encouraging step, demonstrating the level of trust that has been built through the ongoing process of rapprochement.

The EU looks forward to the continuation of the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, to the benefit of the people on both sides of the Strait.


The 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM FMM12) was held in Luxembourg on 5-6 November 2015. The meeting was attended by Foreign Ministers, or their high-level representatives, of 51 Asian and European countries, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the ASEAN Secretary-General. It was hosted by the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, and chaired by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.