Wednesday 9 March sees EU High Representative Federica Mogherini's first official visit to Argentina. She began her visit by laying a wreath at the monument of General San Martin with Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra. Later she held talks with President Mauricio Macri, Susana Malcorra as well as other members of the Argentine government. The purpose of her meeting with President Macri was to inject more energy into the EU-Argentine relationship.
The European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), in the framework of the European Business Regulatory Cooperation (EBRC) Programme in Taiwan, hosted the 2016 EU-Taiwan International Food Trade Seminar to encourage the discussions on safer and better food.
Today, on 8 March, women around the globe are again celebrating International Women's Day, highlighting achievements and pointing to challenges and hurdles that are still lying ahead. In spite of much attention and many 8 of March events over the years, women and girls continue to suffer not just discrimination and violence, but also markedly from lower levels of political influence in every part of the world.
"Today we celebrate women. We celebrate their role in society, at work, in our families and lives. We also remember their suffering, hardship and injustice, which for many is still a reality today." This was the first message in a joint statement issued today by Federica Mogherini together with other European Commissioners to mark the occasion of International Women's Day. The Commissioners stressed that "we must promote gender equality not just today, on International Women's Day, but every day."