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Josep Borrell, haut représentant de l'Union pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité et vice-président de la Commission européenne, a annoncé aujourd'hui la nomination de trois hauts fonctionnaires au sein du Service européen pour l'action extérieure (SEAE):


Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, announced today three senior appointments in the European External Action Service (EEAS):

Enrique MORA BENAVENTE as Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, Political Director. He is currently Political Director at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and previously Head of Cabinet of High Representative / Secretary General of the Council of the European Union Javier Solana.


Today the Council decided to prolong the restrictive measures against Belarus for one year, until 28 February 2021. These measures include an embargo on arms and on equipment that could be used for internal repression, as well as an asset freeze and travel ban against four people designated in connection with the unresolved disappearances of two opposition politicians, one businessman and one journalist in 1999 and in 2000.

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We have a very complicated Council [Foreign Affairs Council] today.

You may know that we are going to host the Foreign Affairs Minister of India [Mr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar], who has never been here before. We will share the lunch with the ministers to talk about India and the next Summit, that is going to take place here in Brussels.

The Good Human Rights Stories initiative is entering its 4th round: The EU Delegation together with coalition partners in Geneva is pleased to co-organise another high-level side event, showcasing Good Human Rights Stories from all continents. Ministers and high-level officials will gather on the first day of the 43rd Human Rights Council to present and listen to Good stories about Women Empowerment and gender Equality from all around the world, in the spirit of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration.

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell participated in the Munich Security Conference from Friday, 14 February to Sunday, 16 February.