On 9 June 2015, in the margins of the EU-CELAC summit, I welcomed the Foreign Minister of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Mauro Vieira, to Brussels, on his first visit to the European Union. The President of European Council Donald Tusk is meeting the President of Brazil, Ms Dilma Rousseff, tomorrow, 10th of June.
Two outstanding examples of the cooperation between the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) were recognised today through the EU-LAC Awards. The award ceremony, chaired by the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, in presence of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, President of the EU-LAC Foundation, took place in Brussels at the eve of the EU-CELAC Summit which will take place on 10 and 11 June.
In the context of the E3/EU+3's efforts to complete work towards a comprehensive, long-term solution to the Iranian nuclear issue, EU Political Director Helga Schmid and Iranian Deputy Foreign Ministers Abbas Araghchi and Madjid Takht Ravanchi will meet again tomorrow, 10 June, in Vienna.
They will be joined by E3+3 Political Directors later this week. Technical experts from the E3/EU+3 and Iran will also meet in parallel as of today to continue the work on the technical annexes.
Turkey's general election on 7 June took place with a record 86% turn out, a clear sign of strength of the Turkish democracy. The fact that all major political parties obtained representation in the new parliament is particularly important.
We look forward to hearing the OSCE/ODIHR's preliminary findings and conclusions.
The confirmation by the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of the verdict condemning the blogger Raif Badawi to 10 years of imprisonment and 1000 lashes concludes the legal process leaving no further avenues for appeal.
La Cour suprême du Royaume d'Arabie saoudite a confirmé la sentence prononcée contre le blogueur Raif Badawi, le condamnant à 10 ans de prison et 1 000 coups de fouet. Cette décision clôt la procédure judiciaire et n'est pas susceptible d'appel.
La Haute représentante de l'Union pour les Affaires étrangères, Federica Mogherini, était l'invitée exclusive de France 24 et RFI pour l'émission "Ici l'Europe"La Haute représentante de l'Union pour les Affaires étrangères, Federica Mogherini, était l'invitée exclusive de France 24 et RFI pour l'émission "Ici l'Europe".