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Last night's resignation of the President of Yemen as well as the Yemeni Prime Minister and his Cabinet, coupled with the violence that we have witnessed in Sana'a and in several provinces of Yemen, including in Mareb, is putting the remarkable promises of the Yemeni transition in jeopardy.

La démission, hier soir, du président du Yémen ainsi que du Premier ministre et de son gouvernement, ainsi que la flambée de violence observée à Sanaa et dans diverses provinces du pays, notamment à Marib, mettent en péril les formidables espoirs qu'a fait naître le processus de transition au Yémen.

After more than a year of conflict and protracted negotiations, it is high time for the leaders on both sides to start putting the interest of their people first and work genuinely towards peace and prosperity.
The forthcoming African Union and IGAD summits will be crucial to make effective preparations for the formation of a Government of National Unity. This is the only way to avert an escalation of violence and further regionalisation of the conflict.


On her first trip overseas, Federica Mogherini visited Washington to discuss key areas of cooperation on global issues and current high priorities as well as the future of the transatlantic partnership.

HIGH REPRESENTATIVE MOGHERINI: Thank you, John. You’ve said it all. As my first trip as a minister was to Washington, my first trip, my visit as a high representative for the European Union outside of our immediate region is in Washington. In think that’s natural and that is exactly because we work every day on common challenges in a very united and common way.

The EU will stand united in keeping up its pressure on Moscow, EU foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.

In response to an invitation by the Nigerian authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the Presidential, Parliamentary and then Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections in Nigeria. These are scheduled on 14 and 28 February respectively.


Répondant  à l'invitation des autorités nigérianes, l'Union européenne a déployé une mission d'observation électorale (MOE) chargée de suivre les élections présidentielle et législatives et, ensuite, les élections des gouverneurs et des parlements des États. Ces scrutins se dérouleront respectivement les 14 et 28 février.


The Team of International Envoys for the Great Lakes region express their deep concern about recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They further express their deepest condolences to the families of the victims.


L'équipe des envoyés internationaux pour la région des Grands Lacs fait part de la profonde préoccupation que lui inspirent les violences qui ont eu lieu récemment en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Les envoyés présentent également leurs plus sincères condoléances aux familles des victimes. Ils appellent le gouvernement à faire preuve de retenue, à conserver un espace politique ouvert et à garantir l'expression pacifique d'opinions.