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Relations between the European Union and the Kingdom of Eswatini are cordial, but the EU is critical of the democratisation process within the country. During the regular political dialogues and direct engagements with the King, the EU has called for democratisation and for the implementation of the Constitution, which provides for freedom of association, assembly and expression.

The EU’s cooperation strategy with Eswatini under the 11th European Development Fund (2014-20) is outlined in the National Indicative Programme 2014-20 for Eswatini. The indicative allocation for the country is €62 million and focuses on the following areas: (1) Agriculture (€40 million); (2) Social protection (€15 million); and (3) Support measures (€7 million).

Useful information on travelling from Eswatini to the EU, such as visas, travel restrictions and consulates, and for studying there.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, was in Abuja on Saturday, 14 May, to attend the 2nd Regional Security Summit hosted by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari.The Summit was a follow-up to the 2014 Boko Haram Summit, convened in Paris by French President Francois Hollande, who also attended the Abuja Summit.

Good afternoon. We had the International Syria Support Group meeting today. US Secretary J. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister S. Lavrov, together with Staffan de Mistura are also debriefing some of your colleagues

Out of the Group's meeting today came a very strong call to all parties in Syria to come back to the table of negotiations for talks in Geneva in order to to enter into the work on the transition. This, I would say, is the main political outcome of the meeting.

Declaration by High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia And Biphobia, 17 May 2016

 

High Representative Federica Mogherini called today on all parties in Syria to return to the negotiating table to work on the country's political transition. After a day of intense discussions in Vienna, the International Syria Support Group agreed a four-page joint statement underlining the international community's 'determination to strengthen the Cessation of Hostilities', 'to ensure full and sustained humanitarian access in Syria' and 'to ensure progress toward a peaceful political transition'.

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