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Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on her call with President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique

"I had today a very open and constructive phone call with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. I expressed my condolences following the murder of peace negotiator Jeremias Pondeca and we both agreed that the peace process should by no means be affected by this crime. The immediate public reactions both by…

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Restoring a Political Process and Humanitarian Aid Delivery in Syria

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini holds a number of phone-calls on Syria, to restore a political process and humanitarian aid delivery

In view of the continued escalation of the conflict in Syria, Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, held a round of telephone conversations today and yesterday with the main international and regional actors. She spoke to the United Nations' Special Envoy for…

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the assassination in Mozambique of Renamo's negotiator, Mr Jeremias Pondeca

The European Union condems this murder

Mr Jeremias Pondeca, member of the Renamo's negotiation team in Mozambique's recently launched peace process, has been assassinated. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.  The European Union condems this murder. Violence can never be an alternative to peaceful dialogue when trying to reach a sustainable solution in a political…

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African Union Commission and European Commission meet to address shared EU-Africa challenges

Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa's political capital, Addis Ababa. This is the biggest Africa-EU political meeting of the year. Tomorrow, the African Union Commission and the European Commission will hold their annual College-to-College meeting in Africa's political capital,…

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Commission launches Action Plan to crack down on wildlife trafficking

Commission launches Action Plan against wildlife trafficking in the EU and globally

Today the European Commission adopted an EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU and to strengthen the EU's role in the global fight against these illegal activities. The Action Plan is an ambitious blueprint that mobilises all EU diplomatic, trade and development cooperation tools to crack down on what has…

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Commissioner Mimica visits Burkina Faso to show solidarity and support to the new Government following the terrorist attacks

On behalf on the European Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, will visit Burkina Faso on February 12, to welcome the peaceful and successful elections which concluded a remarkable transition process, as well as to show support to the country, following the terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou on…

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Vice-President Georgieva and Commissioner Mimica to attend African Union summit in Addis

Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will attend the 26th African Union Summit on Saturday 30 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the EU to again show the African continent our…

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European Agenda on Security: Commission takes action to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives

The European Commission adopted today a package of measures to step up the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives. The package includes two main elements: a proposal for a Directive on Terrorism, which will strengthen the EU's arsenal in preventing  terrorist attacks by criminalising preparatory…

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The European Union announces new support for Somali refugees

The European Union will announce €60 million in additional support for Somali refugees at a Ministerial Pledging Conference in Brussels

Today, High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini and the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will announce €60 million to support Somali refugees in Somalia and Kenya.  This announcement will be made during a Ministerial Pledging Conference on Somali Refugees taking place in Brussels.   Prior…