Remarks by Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council

Bruxelles, 16/01/2017 Good morning. We will have the first Council with Foreign Ministers of this year that will start with an outlook at priorities we will be facing in these first months. We will focus today especially on Syria. I will update the Ministers on the work we are doing, on the EU's initiative with the regional powers... 
(16.01.2017)

EU−Ukraine: 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 19 December

The third meeting of the EU−Ukraine Association Council will take place on 19 December 2016 in Brussels. The meeting will be chaired by High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union. Ukraine will be represented by its Prime Minister Volodymyr... 
(15.12.2016)

Statement by the spokesperson on the latest developments in Yemen

Bruxelles, 21/11/2016 Statements by the Spokesperson Statement by the spokesperson on the latest developments in Yemen The 48 hour ceasefire brokered by Secretary of State John Kerry in Yemen, although fragile due to widespread violations by all sides, was an initial step in the right direction. It is crucial that all the... 
(22.11.2016)

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack on Baqir Al-Uloom mosque in Kabul

Brussels, 21/11/2016 Statements by the Spokesperson After today's attack on the Baquir Al-Uloom mosque in Kabul, which has claimed the lives of at least 27 Afghan civilians and injured many more, we offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a swift recovery to those who were injured. The European... 
(22.11.2016)

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council

Bruxelles, 14/11/2016  Remarks/speeches Thank you. Thank you all for still being here. It has been a long day and tomorrow we start again with the Defence Ministers. Let me start with the decision we have just taken on Security and Defence.  You might remember it was exactly one year ago today that France invoked for... 
(15.11.2016)

Council conclusions on implementing the EU global strategy in the area of security and defence

·         14/11/2016 ·         Press release Foreign affairs ministers and defence ministers held a joint session on the implementation plan on security and defence. The implementation plan on security and defence was presented by... 
(15.11.2016)

Syria: EU adds 17 ministers and Central Bank Governor to sanctions list

·         14/11/2016 ·         Press release On 14 November 2016, the Council added 17 ministers and the Governor of the Central Bank of Syria to the list of those targeted by EU restrictive measures against the Syrian... 
(14.11.2016)

Council conclusions on Iran

·         14/11/2016 ·         Press release 1.         Recalling the July 2015 Council conclusions and the joint statement agreed by the HRVP and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at their April meeting, the... 
(14.11.2016)

Statement by President Donald Tusk on the outcome of the Presidential elections in the United States

This morning we congratulated President-elect Trump on his victory. While respecting the democratic choice of the American people, we are at the same time aware of the new challenges that these results bring.  One of them is this moment of uncertainty over the future of our transatlantic relations. It is good to remember the... 
(11.11.2016)

HR/VP Mogherini meets with the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura

Bruxelles, 07/11/2016 Press releases   High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini meets with the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini met today in Brussels with... 
(09.11.2016)

Federica Mogherini has visited Teheran and Riyadh as part of her outreach to key actors in the region on the future of Syria, following the decisions taken by the Foreign Affairs Council and the European Council.

Last Saturday, the High Representative travelled to Iran. She held productive discussions with Foreign Minister Zarif and President Rohani. She is holding similar discussions with other regional actors aimed at seeking common ground that could also facilitate the resumption of UN mediated intra-Syrian talks. Today Mogherini was... 
(01.11.2016)

Joint statement by HRVP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides

Bruxelles, 25/10/2016  Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on the urgency for humanitarian aid to reach Aleppo At the end of the humanitarian pause declared by Russia in Aleppo, no agreement has been reached on the medical evacuation of wounded... 
(26.10.2016)

Remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council

Thank you. Starting with Syria, I can say that after a very long  conversation we had with all the ministers but also – at least for parts of the discussions - with Staffan de Mistura [UN Special Envoy for Syria], we have a united, clear, strong, common EU position and message on Syria. First of all, the priority is to stop... 
(19.10.2016)

EU-Azerbaijan Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom, Security and Human Rights and Democracy

Brussels, 13/10/2016 - 17:19 - UNIQUE ID: 161013_11 Press releases EU-Azerbaijan Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom, Security and Human Rights and Democracy On 12-13 October in Baku, the European Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan held their fifth Subcommittee meeting on Justice, Freedom, Security and Human Rights and... 
(14.10.2016)

Restoring a political process and humanitarian aid delivery in Syria

Bruxelles, 12/10/2016 - 22:10 - UNIQUE ID: 161012_7 Press releases 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... 
(13.10.2016)

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the award of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Bruxelles, 07/10/2016 - 14:56 - UNIQUE ID: 161007_11  Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the award of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos The path towards peace can be fraught with obstacles, but peace is always possible for those who dream of it and work... 
(07.10.2016)

Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press conference at the end of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani

Bruxelles, 06/10/2016 Remarks/speeches Thank you. You already gave the news: a successful conference; an excellent day. I was sharing with President [Ashraf] Ghani now that most of the Ministers and the Heads of the delegations present here today, at the end of the day were telling me that this is the success story, this is the... 
(06.10.2016)

Opening speech by High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan

Opening speech by High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan Brussels, 5 October 2016 Excellencies, dear colleagues, distinguished speakers, Afghanistan is a land of immense opportunities. Immense opportunities that have been and to a certain extent still are held back. But... 
(05.10.2016)

An emergency humanitarian initiative for Aleppo

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on « an emergency humanitarian initiative for Aleppo » While we are working tirelessly to bring about a cessation of hostilities, today in the face of the humanitarian tragedy in... 
(04.10.2016)

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the signing of the peace agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-e-Islami

For the first time in 15 years, a significant peace agreement has been signed today in Afghanistan. The Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-e-Islami have managed to engage in a true political process; one that has brought results. This Afghan-led and Afghan-owned success must encourage others to come forward and commit to peace. The... 
(29.09.2016)

28 EU Defence ministers agree to move forward on European Defence

27/09/2016 - 21:11   High Representative Mogherini chaired on Tuesday an informal meeting of EU Defence ministers in Bratislava, together with Peter Gajdoš, Minister of Defence of Slovakia. They discussed proposals to strengthen EU common security and defence. "All 28 agreed today to move forward" stressed Mogherini... 
(28.09.2016)

Joint Statement on Syria

Boston, 25/09/2016 Joint Statements Joint Statement on Syria by the Foreign Ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union The foreign ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the High Representative of the European... 
(26.09.2016)

Joint Statement on the situation in Aleppo

Bruxelles, 24/09/2016   Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Christos Stylianides on the situation in Aleppo The situation in Aleppo has seen a dramatic and rapid deterioration over the past 48 hours, despite continuing efforts of... 
(26.09.2016)

Joint statement by Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides on air strikes against UN/Syrian Red Crescent humanitarian aid convoy in Syria

Brussels, 20/09/2016 - 17:46 - UNIQUE ID: 160920_02 Joint Statements Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and crisis management Christos Stylianides on air strikes against UN/Syrian Red Crescent humanitarian aid convoy in Syria The air strikes against... 
(22.09.2016)

Phone calls between the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the President and Chief Executive of Afghanistan

Brussels, 25/08/2016 160825_02_en PRESS RELEASE The High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini, spoke yesterday with the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, and this morning with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani. The HR/VP expressed to President Ghani her sincere condolences to the families and... 
(25.08.2016)