I chaired this morning the Foreign Affairs Council in the formation of Defence Ministers after a long day yesterday of the Foreign Ministers' meeting, as well as a joint Foreign and Defence Ministers' meeting yesterday evening on Libya.
Le 19 avril 2016, le Conseil a approuvé la mise en place d'une mission militaire de formation en République centrafricaine (EUTM RCA) en vue de contribuer à la réforme du secteur de la défense dans le pays.
EU Ambassador Jean-François Cautain met Saturday with H.E. Mr Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister of Pakistan and Monday with Honourable Mr Justice Sardar Raza, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan. In the meetings the Ambassador handed over the final report on the EU Electoral Follow-up Mission (EFM), which visited Pakistan in February 2016 to discuss the electoral reform process with key stakeholders, based on the fifty recommendations of the EU election observation mission, which was deployed for the May 2013 parliamentary elections.
A Comissão Europeia apresentou hoje (19) o seu projeto para disponibilizar serviços baseados na computação em nuvem e infraestruturas de dados de craveira mundial que permitam à comunidade científica, às empresas e às administrações públicas se beneficiarem das vantagens oferecidas pela revolução dos «big data» (grandes volumes de dados).
Federica Mogherini was in Luxembourg today to chair the Foreign Affairs Council in the Defence Ministers' format. The meeting's first session focused on Afghanistan, hours after a new deadly attack in central Kabul. Today's attack "shows us how fragile the security situation is in the country," Mogherini commented at the end of the meeting. Protracted violence confirms "the need to continue to work with a lot of energy and attention, in partnership with the Afghan leadership, to stabilise the country," the High Representative added.