Foreign Affairs Council: Press remarks by High Representative Josep Borrell at the press conference

Thank you and sorry for being so late. Since it was the last one [Foreign Affairs Council] before the summer break, everybody wanted to talk about a whole range of things. But mainly, the two most important, as always, have been the situation in the Gaza war and the war against Ukraine. As always, we started the day by discussing Ukraine with Foreign Minister [of Ukraine, Dmytro] Kuleba conn...
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Foreign Affairs Council: press remarks by High Representative Josep Borrell upon arrival

Good morning. This is the last Foreign Affairs Council before the summer break. As always, Ukraine, Gaza [and the] West Bank will be on the agenda. Also, we will receive the new President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) [Nadia Calviño], in order to see how we can align better the resources that the European Investment Bank is managing with our foreign policy. In particular, our coopera...
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Media Advisory: High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell participates to ECFR event on Israel/Palestine

On Tuesday 23 July, the High Representative will participate in Brussels to a panel discussion organised by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) on the situation in Israel and Palestine. Starting at 13.45 CET, the High Representative will speak in an open event, discussing how the EU can support a sustained ceasefire in Gaza, and a renewed Israeli-Palestinian political track. Oth...
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Eswatini: Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of two former Members of Parliament

The EU is deeply concerned by the sentencing on 15 July of the former Members of Parliament Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube to 25 and 18 years of imprisonment, respectively. The EU continues to call on the Government of Eswatini to ensure that the human rights of all, including the two former Members of Parliament, are upheld in line with its international obligations. Eswatini’s autho...
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Israel/Palestine: Statement by the High Representative on the Knesset resolution opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state

The European Union deplores the resolution passed by the Knesset on 18 July opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state, even if part of a negotiated settlement with Israel. There is a strong consensus in the international community that the only sustainable solution that will bring peace and security to the Middle East is the two-state solution. The EU reiterates its unwavering commit...
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Media advisory: High Representative /Vice-President Borrell travels to Estonia and Latvia

On 19 and 20 July, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will visit Estonia and Latvia. The visit will be an opportunity to discuss the most pressing key EU foreign policy and defence priorities. On Friday, High Representative Borrell will meet the caretaker Prime Minister of Estonia, Kaja Kallas. In the afternoon, he will tour the Tapa Army Base together with the Estonian Foreign Mi...
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European Political Community: Press remarks by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell before the meeting

Good morning, The meeting with the European Political Community is a great occasion for the Europeans – in the large sense – to discuss about the challenges and threats that we are facing. We are facing two wars, in Ukraine and in Gaza; we are facing foreign interference in our electoral processes – and everywhere. We have to defend our democracy and face these challenges. We have to cont...
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Council of the EU: Informal meeting of health ministers, Budapest, 25 July 2024

On 25 July 2024, an informal meeting of health ministers will take place in Budapest, Hungary. It will be chaired by Dr Péter Takács, Hungarian Minister of State for Health. In the morning, ministers will exchange views on European action against cardiovascular diseases. During a working lunch, they will discuss the implementation of the European Health Data Space. The afternoon session will be d...
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Serbia: High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell met with Foreign Minister Marko Đurić in Brussels

High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Marko Đurić in Brussels on Wednesday. During the meeting they reiterated their commitment to Serbia’s EU path and looked forward to the continued implementation of EU-related reforms. They also agreed on the need to enhance cooperation in Common Foreign and Security Policy. HR/VP Borrell underline...
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