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High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini today addressed the second annual Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum, held in Brussels on 28-29 May. The objective of the Forum is to create mechanisms for a sustained and structured dialogue between civil society, the authorities and the EU at a regional level.

On 27 May 2016, the Council extended EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2017. This decision is in line with the Council conclusions of December 2014 which affirmed that the EU would continue imposing and enforcing sanctions targeting the regime and its supporters as long as repression continues.


Check Against Delivery

AHLC members and other major donor countries met in Brussels today, at a meeting hosted by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. The chair, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, welcomed Prime Minister Hamdallah and commended the parties, the UN, the World Bank, the IMF and the Quartet Representative for their reports and contributions.


C'est un plaisir d'accueillir Monsieur le Premier Ministre ici à Bruxelles après ma dernière visite à Tunis il y a quelques mois. Et je dois dire que pendant ces mois-ci, il y a eu beaucoup de visites de Commissaires, et du Président du Conseil européen, à Tunis.


The recent violent confrontations between the Colombian armed forces and the FARC risk putting in jeopardy the improvements that the peace negotiations have already brought to the population in conflict-affected areas in Colombia.

It's important that the parties remain committed to continue the negotiations in Havana and not lose the momentum for further progress in the peace talks. Equally, concrete steps must be taken towards a de-escalation of the situation on the ground.

L'attaque terroriste qui a visé hier le Premier ministre Abdullah Al-Thinni constitue une agression inacceptable visant à déstabiliser davantage la Libye. Heureusement, le Premier ministre est sorti indemne de cet attentat.

L'UE engage toutes les parties en présence en Libye à s'unir pour lutter contre les tentatives visant à saper les efforts entrepris par le pays pour parvenir à un accord politique.



Yesterday’s terrorist attack on Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni is an outrageous assault to further destabilise Libya. Thankfully the Prime Minister survived the attack unharmed.

The EU calls upon all parties in Libya to unite in confronting attempts that undermine Libyan efforts to find a political agreement.



"Ethiopia has peacefully concluded its pre-election process and voting and many parties and participants have actively engaged in the process.

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia has put hard work and organisational efforts into ensuring that as many of Ethiopia's 36.8 million registered voters as possible had the chance to exercise their vote.