Today, Deputy Secretary General Christian Leffler hosted a ceremony for the unveiling of a donation from the Mexican artist Adán Paredes, kindly offered through the Mission of Mexico, as a mark of friendship between Mexico and the EU.
The donation is a sculpture of Tláloc, the rain and fertility god created by the Nahua people and subsequently worshipped throughout Mesoamerica.
We are very pleased to announce that the EU Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva has been shortlisted for the Geneva Engage Award's top 10, category 'Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva'.
During her appearance at the European Parliament’s first plenary session of 2016, where she took part in a number of debates, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini spoke to European Parliament TV about the invoking of the EU’s Mutual Defence Clause, the ongoing international fight against Da’esh, the need to find a political agreement in Syria, the potential benefits of the recent agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme and the EU’s relationship with Russia.
Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the announcement of members of new Libyan unity government The announcement of the agreement on the Ministerial posts in the Government of National Accord by the Presidency Council is an important decision. This result, under the leadership of designated Prime Minister Serraj, is an essential step in the implementation of the Libya Political Agreement.
High Representative Federica Mogherini today welcomed the announcement of the agreement on the Ministerial posts in the Government of National Accord by the Libyan Presidency Council as “an important decision. This result, under the leadership of designated Prime Minister Serraj, is an essential step in the implementation of the Libya Political Agreement”.
The implementation of the Twinning Project “Support to the State Maritime Administration to Improve Liability in Maritime Transport in the Republic of Azerbaijan” was officially launched on 15 January. The main purpose of this project is to increase the capacity of the State Maritime Administration in the implementation and application of liability procedures foreseen in the International Conventions concerning maritime safety and prevention of sea pollution in Azerbaijan in conjunction with the legislation of European Union.
High Representative Federica Mogherini on Tuesday reiterated her confidence in the Havana peace process negotiations and called for a focus on implementation. She emphasised that the EU will be with Colombia all the way, via the EU Trust Fund.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, High Representative Federica Mogherini addresses the first plenary session of the European Parliament of 2016 on a number of topical issues.
On Tuesday evening, she speaks about the Colombian Peace Process. She then moves on to a debate on the continuing grave situation in Syria, before discussing with MEPs the recent tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The sixteenth Cooperation Council between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia took place in Brussels on Monday, 18 January.
Both sides reconfirmed their joint commitment to enhance and deepen their cooperation in all areas possible, welcoming the launch of negotiations for a future agreement to replace the current outdated Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. They also welcomed the good progress made in implementing the Mobility Partnership, with the EU reiterating its commitment to enhance the mobility of Armenian citizens.