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S&Ds secure significant progress on labour rights ahead of Vietnam trade deal

S&Ds secure significant progress on labour rights ahead of Vietnam trade deal Today, the Socialists and Democrats voted in favour of a trade agreement with Vietnam in the European Parliament’s Trade Committee. Before accepting the trade deal, the S&Ds had worked towards and obtained important labour and sustainable development guarantees from the Vietnamese government. Bernd Lange, Cha...
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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council Brussels, 20/01/2020 - 13:00, UNIQUE ID: 200120_6 Q. How do you perceive the results of the Berlin Conference on Libya?  Yesterday was a good day, we created a good momentum. Both parties have already agreed to put forward the names of five re...
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Statement by the President of the European Council Charles Michel at the Berlin Conference

              Statement by the President of the European Council Charles Michel at the Berlin Conference   I would like to thank Chancellor Merkel, and the organisers of today's conference, for your tireless work at this critical moment in the Libyan crisis. It is encouraging to see the most influential regional and international partners come together in support of the UN-led efforts...
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Turkey: Statement by the Spokesperson on media reporting on IPA cuts

Turkey: Statement by the Spokesperson on media reporting on IPA cuts Brussels, 19/01/2020 - 11:48, UNIQUE ID: 200119_3 High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell did not send a letter addressed to the European Parliament allegedly announcing further cuts of IPA funding to Turkey. Recent reporting by some media refers in fact to a reply to a q...
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Visit Brussels: Bright Brussels, Festival of Light 2020: A new route of around 20 works and animated illuminations will light up the capital

Bright Brussels, Festival of Light 2020: A new route of around 20 works and animated illuminations will light up the capital  From 13 to 16 February, Bright Brussels, Festival of Light will enchant several of Brussels' neighbourhoods. A new route of monumental luminous installations created by Belgian and international artists will take over several of the capital's emblematic sites. This year,...
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King Baudouin Foundation: A million euros for post-coma research Neurologist Steven Laureys, winner of the Generet Prize for Rare Diseases

A million euros for post-coma research Neurologist Steven Laureys, winner of the Generet Prize for Rare Diseases Neurologist Steven Laureys, who is known for his work with people who have survived a coma, is being awarded the Generet Prize for Rare Diseases for his research into different types of altered states of consciousness. To this Prize, awarded by the Generet Fund which is managed by the...
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Iran: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met with Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif

Iran: High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met with Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif New Delhi, 16/01/2020 - 11:07, UNIQUE ID: 200116_5 High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, for the first time in his capacity on Thursday, 16 J...
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EPP Group: Green Deal, Middle East tensions, rethinking the EU

At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament approved a resolution on the Green Deal. EPP Group MEP Esther de Lange says the deal aimed at reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 should include industrial and trade policies to ensure a just transition to greener jobs. EPP Group MEP Siegfried Mureșan called for more funding for a 'Just Transition Mechanism' to generate up to 100 mill...
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EANA condemns Egyptian security forces’ raid on Anadolu Agency’s office in Cairo

EANA condemns Egyptian security forces’ raid on Anadolu Agency’s office in Cairo EANA - The European Alliance of News Agencies, strongly condemns the raid by Egyptian security forces on Anadolu Agency’s offices in Cairo, Egypt. EANA stands with its member, Anadolu Agency and its journalists. We, the EANA Board,  are strongly committed to the fundamental values of democracy, and understand free jo...
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India / Raisina Dialogue: High Representative/Vice-President Borrell in New Delhi for bilateral visit to India and to attend the Raisina Dialogue

India / Raisina Dialogue: High Representative/Vice-President Borrell in New Delhi for bilateral visit to India and to attend the Raisina Dialogue Brussels, 15/01/2020 - 16:48, UNIQUE ID: 200115_6 On Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borr...
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