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Eurogroup: Press briefing ahead of Eurogroup video conference of 16 April 2021

The (virtual) press briefing ahead of the videoconference of Eurogroup will take place on 14 April 2021 at 14.00. The briefing will be "off the record" and will be given by Tuomas Saarenheimo, President of the Eurogroup Working Group. EU accredited journalists will be able to participate and ask questions remotely. If you hadn't registered for one of the previous virtual Eurogroup press even...
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US Flash! : Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Brussels

U.S. Department of State Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson April 12, 2021 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Brussels, Belgium April 13-15.  In Brussels, Secretary Blinken will join Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to consult with our NATO Allies and partners on a range of shared priorities.  The Secretary will take this opportunity to reaffirm the U....
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EEAS: Somalia: Joint Communique on the Situation (AU, EU, IGAD and UN)

The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU); Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) are highly concerned by the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a virtual meeting was held on 9th April 2021, with participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Se...
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JCPOA: Chair’s Statement following the meeting of the Joint Commission

The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) resumed its work in Vienna in a physical format this Friday. The Joint Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA. The Joint Commission was chaired, on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Political Director Enrique Mora and was attended by representatives of China, France...
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S&D Times – Weekly Update. This Week’s Highlights and What’s Coming Up

On Monday 12 April, the committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) will discuss the Commission’s 2020 annual rule of law report. S&D MEP Domènec Ruiz Devesa is leading Parliament’s position with recommendations to cover the full scope of EU values to stop further backsliding of fundamental rights. On Monday and Tuesday, the LIBE committee will call for a common EU policy ...
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US Embassy: The United States Restores Assistance for the Palestinians

U.S. Department of State Press Statement Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States is pleased to announce that, working with Congress, we plan to restart U.S. economic, development, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people.  This includes $75 million in economic and development assistance in the West Bank and Gaza, $10 million for peacebuilding programs through...
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Georgia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the selection process of Supreme Court judges

On 1 April, the Georgian Parliament adopted legislative amendments reviewing the selection process of Supreme Court judges. The European Union has repeatedly expressed concerns over the shortcomings in this selection process and the applicable rules. While the EU thus welcomes this initiative to amend the legal framework of the selection process, it is disappointing that the Georgian Pa...
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From Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba

Havana, April 5, 2021 - This Monday afternoon, the General Director in charge of the United States at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, summoned the United States Chargé d'Affaires, Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, to whom he conveyed his rejection of the misleading and politicised allegations made about Cuba in the State Department's 2020 Human Rights report. Fernández ...
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