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Text of my speech at the at the Frankfurt Book Fair Opening Ceremony

Check against delivery – video here Good evening and thank you. If you allow me, I will address you as friends. You cannot imagine the emotion I feel by addressing you all tonight. I would like to thank you for the invitation: it is a special honour for me to open this seventieth edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair. I want to be very sincere – I am always, but tonight I will put an additional element of “personal touch” in what I will share with you. My first thought, when I received this invitation, has been: “What an honour!” But immediately afterwards, the second thought that came to my mind was: “Why me?” There are two reasons that are self-evident. The first one is that wherever Georgia is a guest of honour that is the right place for the European Union to be. And the second one is that wherever human rights are celebrated, promoted, protected, that is the right place for the EU to be. And we will continue to be there on the same page, which is this wonderful page we have together produced 70 years ago. Then I started also to reflect on what connects the work of the person that is called to shape, serve and represent the Common European Foreign and Security Policy, with books. What connects my private life with this event is more than clear to me personally: since the age of six, I think there has not been even one single day of my life when I was not reading a book. The single thing that is never, never missing... read more

Ora i governi investano sull’Africa. Lettera a Repubblica

Qui sul sito di Repubblica Caro direttore, la storia ci insegna che soluzioni facili a situazioni complesse spesso aggiungono tragedia a tragedie. Le grandi migrazioni sono un fenomeno antico, ma oggi hanno dimensioni planetarie. Milioni di persone fuggono da guerre e povertà, e solo il 10% di loro cerca approdo in Europa. Una sfida di questa portata può essere affrontata solo con un lavoro condiviso, improntato alla cooperazione e al rispetto, iniziando fuori dai nostri confini. Siamo partiti quasi da zero: fino al 2015 le migrazioni non erano un tema di politica estera per l’Unione europea. In questi anni abbiamo stretto alleanze con i Paesi chiave per la rotta del Mediterraneo centrale e messo in campo con l’Onu progetti che iniziano a portare risultati, salvando decine di migliaia di vite e riducendo dell’80% gli sbarchi in Italia. Ora bisogna che questi primi risultati siano consolidati, con un maggiore impegno di tutti gli Stati membri. La Libia è stata il perno della nostra azione. A iniziare dal Mediterraneo, con l’Operazione militare europea Sophia, a guida italiana, lanciata nel 2015: decine di scafisti bloccati, centinaia di imbarcazioni distrutte, migliaia di vite salvate, duecento guardacoste libici addestrati, anche al rispetto dei diritti umani. Poi lavoriamo dentro la Libia: con l’assistenza nella gestione delle frontiere, con 130 milioni per sostenere le comunità locali assieme all’Italia e alle Nazioni Unite. Insieme a Unione africana e Onu in sette mesi abbiamo evacuato oltre 20mila migranti rinchiusi in condizioni disumane nei centri di detenzione. Chi ne aveva diritto ha ottenuto un canale di protezione; gli altri sono stati aiutati a tornare in patria con un sostegno... read more

Joint press release with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, met tonight in Belgrade to discuss, in an open, frank and substantial way, the latest developments and the future of the EU-facilitated Dialogue for normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. In the conversation the High Representative deplored yesterday’s events in Kosovo: What happened yesterday must not happen again. The European Union expects calm, wisdom, restraint and leadership to prevail. The President and the High Representative agreed to find new ways to continue working and resolving peacefully issues between Belgrade and Pristina. They agreed it is in the national and state interest of Serbia to preserve stability, peace and to progress on the EU... read more

Federica Mogherini holds meeting with the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani

Today, in the margins of the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan: “Peace process, security cooperation and regional connectivity”, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani. The High Representative stressed the European Union’s full support for the comprehensive and unprecedented offer of peace to the Taliban made by President Ghani at February’s Kabul Process meeting. The European Union is ready to accompany this Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. It is time for all – Afghanistan, the international community, including regional partners, and the Taliban – to make use of this window of opportunity and take concrete steps towards a brighter, peaceful, and prosperous future for all Afghans and the wider region. High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and President Ghani discussed ways in which the EU may be able to further support Afghanistan’s peace efforts, following the EU-organised dedicated meeting among international and regional stakeholders in the margins of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in October 2016, the EU’s support to the implementation of the peace deal agreed with Hezb-e-Islami, and the EU’s substantial financial and political support for Afghanistan’s social and economic development and regional connectivity. The High Representative/Vice-President and the President looked ahead to the UN-hosted ministerial conference on Afghanistan, to be held in November in Geneva as an important opportunity to review progress made by the Afghan government and the international community as regards the political and economic reforms committed to at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. The discussions also touched upon the upcoming parliamentary elections and presidential elections and... read more

EU-facilitated Dialogue: Federica Mogherini held a meeting with Presidents Vučić and Thaçi

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met on Friday 23 March with Presidents Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo. They discussed further, within the framework of the new phase of the EU-facilitated Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the preparations of a comprehensive agreement on normalisation of relations. They reviewed progress made in the implementation of the past agreements, in light of recent working sessions held in Brussels. The High Representative underlined the importance the EU attaches to the full implementation of all existing agreements and stressed in particular the urgent need to start with the establishment of the Association/Community of Serb majority municipalities, the Energy Agreement and proceed with the completion of the Mitrovica Bridge. The High Representative welcomed the continued commitment by both Presidents to the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia and recalled that progress by both on their EU integration agendas is firmly linked to progress in the... read more

Speech at the Rome II Ministerial Meeting to support the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Internal Security Forces

Check against delivery Lebanon’s resilience is a daily miracle in today’s Middle Eastern chaos. The Lebanese people have shown incredible resilience in the face of the Syrian war next door. The Lebanese leaders have reacted with unity to the political crisis unfolding at the end of last year. And the Lebanese Armed Forces have not only guarded Lebanon’s stability, security and sovereignty in difficult times, they have also represented a symbol of national unity. This Rome II Conference today is part of a coherent, comprehensive international work. I remember when I chaired the first conference to support the Lebanese Armed Forces, here, in this very same room, in 2014. This year, this is the first of three events where the international community renews its support to Lebanon, its institutions, and its resilience. Together with CEDRE in Paris and the second Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region, it is a demonstration of our common commitment to this incredible country that is Lebanon. We, the European Union, have always been on the side of Lebanon and the Lebanese security forces. Since 2006, the EU has invested more than 85 million euros across the entire security sector. Our Member States are contributing to UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) with thousands of troops – and let me thank in particular Italy for their commitment and for hosting today’s conference. We now want to support the deployment of the Lebanese Armed Forces to the South of Lebanon, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1701. The European Union is ready to work with the rest of the... read more

Speech at the Ministerial Conference on UNRWA

Check against delivery We are here in Rome to send two strong messages. Firstly, that the work of UNRWA is important and must be preserved. Second, to support this work concretely. We care, because it is a moral duty but also a self-interest. The situation in the Middle East is extremely volatile and we can’t afford even greater destabilisation. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is taking care of millions of people. Preserving and supporting UNRWA is not just a matter of humanity. It is also our strategic interest, for the sake of peace and security in the Middle East, and our own security. UNRWA is of crucial importance for at least three reasons: for the future of all Palestine refugees, for the viability of the two-state solution, for stability and security in the region. First: a sudden stop of UNRWA’s services in all fields of operation, not least in Gaza, would be incredibly dangerous. More than seven hundred schools would likely not open anymore after the summer break, and hospitals would be much less operational. Palestine refugees would probably lose their hope for the future. And when people lose hope, they often become an easy target for the propaganda of terrorist groups. Second: UNRWA is essential for Palestinian State building, and for the very perspective of a two-state solution. There can be no State without schools, hospitals and vocational training. Moreover, a just, agreed and realistic solution to the refugee question is one of the key elements for peace. And the two-state solution is still the only viable path towards... read more

Federica Mogherini hosted a working dinner with the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted tonight an informal gathering with the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans to discuss the situation in the region and in particular the opportunities to advance the region’s European Union integration in 2018. Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, Chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj, Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković and Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić reiterated their full commitment to continuing to work for the European Union integration process. As clearly confirmed this year, including by the European Council in March and by President Juncker in his September State of the Union address, 2018 will provide a unique opportunity for the region to make irreversible steps forward in its EU integration, provided that the utmost priority is given to the necessary reforms, in particular on rule of law, justice and fundamental rights. With a renewed dynamic in the EU’s enlargement policy and a chance to make important progress throughout the region, the High Representative underlined the need for all Western Balkans partners to accelerate essential reforms to deliver on their citizens’ expectations and take concrete steps towards EU integration. The participants underlined their deep determination and interest in strengthening cooperation and good neighbourly relations and in promoting regional understanding. In this context, the importance of the ongoing discussions between Presidents Hashim Thaçi and Aleksandar Vučić to advance in the EU-facilitated dialogue for normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo was... read more

Joint press release by Federica Mogherini and President of the African Union, Alpha Condé

The President of the African Union, Alpha Condé, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs/ Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, spoke on the phone on 18 November to discuss the terrible reports of inhumane treatment, notably of slavery, of migrants in Libya. Theyexpressed their total condemnation of these despicable acts and are firm in their resolve to ask for an immediate end to these criminal practices as well as to the trafficking of human beings. Both support demands made to the Libyan authorities to undertake swift action, to fight against the perpetrators of such crimes and to bring them to justice. The High Representative/ Vice-President Mogherini confirmed the EU’s commitment to continue its support tothe United Nations to ensure the respect of human rights, and to improve migrants’ living conditions on Libyan territory. Positive cooperation between African countries and the UN to allow for the safe return of their citizens stranded in Libya was also evoked. The EU’s support to the IOM has also allowed to assist more than 10,000migrants to voluntary return to their countries of origin. At the same time the EU’s financial support to theUNHCR’s resettlement programme for people in need of international protection from Libya has allowed for the initial resettlement of a number of people. The President of the AU and the High Representative also agreed on the need to pursue cooperation of the EU with African countries, including those of the G5 Sahel, as well as with the African Union to actively fight against the traffickers’ and smugglers’ networks. The African Union and the European Union... read more

Renegotiation of the Iran deal is not an option

Op-ed published on The Washington Post’s “World Post”. Original article here President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal has consequences only in the U.S. — for the moment. But American lawmakers are now in a crucial position: their next moves will have a significant impact on the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe, the Middle East and the rest of the world. One thing is clear: renegotiation is not an option. I say this out of realism and experience. It took us 12 years to agree on extremely dense and complex technical details in a process that required all outstanding issues to be tackled in parallel. Unilaterally reopening discussions on this or that paragraph is simply impossible. This is a matter of principles and credibility. The Iran deal is endorsed by a resolution of the United Nations Security Council, and we — both in Europe and in America — have always believed in the universal respect of international norms as a fundamental pillar of the international system. With tensions running high around North Korea’s nuclear program, the world cannot afford another nuclear crisis. The nuclear agreement with Iran is working: it has ensured that Iran’s nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful. Everyone who cares about our common security — Europe, the U.S., and friends and partners in the Middle East — should work to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran. The deal is not based on trust. It is based on the most intrusive monitoring regime ever set up in history. The United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy... read more

EU kick-starts its new External Investment Plan

Following the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council, the European Commission immediately starts the implementation of its ambitious External Investment Plan to boost investments in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood. The European Parliament and the Council have adopted the European Fund for Sustainable Development, the heart piece of the EU’s new External Investment Plan (EIP). The EIP will support more inclusive and sustainable development in Africa and the European Neighbourhood. It will boost public and private investment and thus address some of the obstacles to growth in our partner countries and of the root causes of irregular migration. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini said: “Less than 10 per cent of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa goes to fragile regions – those that need it the most. We want our External Investment Plan to become a powerful engine of more inclusive and sustainable growth, to create green energy, to bring new opportunities to entrepreneurs, also in the European Union, to young people, to empower women. This is the plan Africa needs, this is what our African partners are asking for, this is European partnership at its best.” Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica added: “Our External Investment Plan marks a new approach for eradicating poverty and achieving inclusive sustainable development. By leveraging in particular private finance, our contribution of €4.1 billion will leverage up to €44 billion of investments which otherwise would not happen. Now it is up to all key players of the private sector in Europe and in our partner countries to join us in creating sustainable growth and decent jobs for the benefit of... read more

Statement on the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has carried out another nuclear test. This is once again a direct and unacceptable violation of the DPRK’s international obligations not to produce or test nuclear weapons, as determined by multiple United Nations Security Council Resolutions, and represents a major provocation, a grave threat to regional and international security and a major challenge to the global non-proliferation regime. The European Union’s message is clear: the DPRK must abandon its nuclear, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner and immediately cease all related activities. I will be in touch with partners in the course of the day; I will also meet tomorrow CTBT Executive Secretary, Lassina Zerbo, and IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano. And I will put the issue of the DPRK on the agenda of the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Tallinn next week. It is crucial that we in the European Union and the entire international community continue to deal with this in a united and coordinated manner. In this respect, we look forward to the UN Security Council addressing the matter and taking a firm and effective stand. The European Union will, as always, closely coordinate our action with its decisions. The DPRK must engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue, aimed at pursuing the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and the full implementation of all relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The EU is ready to support such a process in consultation with key partners. A de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can only be achieved through... read more

Federica Mogherini visits Teheran

Today, 5 August, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, visited Tehran, Iran, to attend the formal inauguration ceremony of President Hassan Rouhani. On this occasion she also held bilateral meetings with President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, the Foreign Policy Advisor of the Supreme Leader, Ali-Akbar Velayati and attended a roundtable discussion at the Council for Foreign Policy headed by former Foreign Minister Kamal Kahrazi. In the bilateral meetings the High Representative, acting also in her capacity as coordinator of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), discussed the state of implementation of the nuclear deal. She stated that the JCPOA is delivering on its objectives as confirmed by the six International Agency for Atomic Energy reports and by the economic results following the lifting of nuclear related economic and financial sanctions. The High Representative reiterated the EU’s unwavering commitment to the deal, recalled its historic significance, multilateral dimension and its importance for regional and global stability. She underlined the need for a full and effective implementation of the deal by all parties throughout its duration. The High Representative reviewed the bilateral cooperation between EU and Iran on different areas. Both sides confirmed their interest in expanding this cooperation and discussions will continue at the next High Level Dialogue meeting. The High Representative conferred with her interlocutors on the situation in the region. She stated her support for a regional mechanism of dialogue. She also discussed the need to urgently find a political solution to the conflict in... read more

Speech at the Hessian Peace Prize award ceremony

Check against delivery I would like to start by thanking you, Mr President [Mr Norbert Kartmann, President of the Hessian Parliament], Madam Minister [Ms Lucia Puttrich, Minister of European and Federal Affairs of the State of Hessen], all of you for your kind words, but most of all for this honour. I am also very thankful that you have come to Brussels for this ceremony – as you have highlighted this is the first time that this happens and I am very much aware of the fact that it does is not only a courtesy to myself, which I appreciate, but I know that this is first and foremost a tribute to the European Union, as you said Madam Minister, as a force for peace in our very difficult times. Two years after the deal with Iran [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] was signed, we see and we breathe a very different atmosphere in global affairs and in these days receiving this prize is quite significant. It is not always easy to find or to build the same spirit of collective responsibility that made the Iran deal possible. The work to achieve win-win solutions requires patience, perseverance, as you said, sometimes even stubbornness and a lot, a lot of strength. Many are tempted in these times to seek unilateral action, shortcut. Everyone seems to want to show their strength, instead of showing their wisdom. As if they were not the same. As if wisdom was not the biggest strength you can show, the most difficult to achieve, the most difficult to preserve and also the most difficult to share.... read more

« Il faut créer un Etat stable en Libye ». Interview avec Le Monde

Alors qu’un conseil européen des affaires étrangères devait notamment être consacré, lundi 17 juillet, à la lutte contre les réseaux de trafiquants de migrants en Méditerranée, Federica Mogherini, la chef de la diplomatie européenne, analyse les enjeux de la politique de l’Union européenne (UE) vis-à-vis de la Libye et de la Syrie. Un accord migratoire est-il possible avec un pays en plein chaos comme la Libye ? Il est impensable d’imaginer pouvoir bloquer aujourd’hui la route de la Méditerranée centrale, et certainement pas par un accord, du moins pas avant que la crise en Libye ne soit résolue. Nous devons toujours respecter les règles internationales de non-refoulement. On n’arrête pas les gens au milieu de la mer. On les sauve et on discute ensuite pour savoir s’ils peuvent bénéficier ou non du droit d’asile. Pour l’instant, La Libye n’est pas un pays stable et le travail de l’UE, comme de la communauté internationale, consiste à chercher une solution politique à la crise. C’est la priorité absolue, qui va au-delà de la question des migrations. On oublie parfois qu’il y a des Libyens en Libye. Il s’agit d’y créer un Etat stable, en trouvant un accord politique qui permette aux différents protagonistes, y compris au général Haftar, de partager la responsabilité du pouvoir. Il convient de trouver la façon d’unir les Libyens, dans le cadre de la médiation des Nations unies, pour qu’ils partagent la responsabilité de la gouvernance de leur pays, à partir de Tripoli et de Tobrouk, mais aussi de Misrata et du Sud. C’est très important en raison des connexions entre les tribus du Sud et le... read more

Statement by Federica Mogherini on the second anniversary of the JCPOA

Today marks the second anniversary of the deal on the Iranian nuclear program: the 14th of July 2015 the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was agreed by the EU, China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the UK, the US, and Iran. This was an historic achievement for the security of the region and of the whole world, a success for multilateral diplomacy that has proven to work and deliver. Eighteen months after its entry into force, the deal has been successfully implemented by all parts, including Iran as confirmed by the six reports issued by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). Through the Joint Commission of the JCPOA, that I coordinate, we are monitoring very closely the full implementation of the deal in all its parts. The regular meetings of the Joint Commission, the next one taking place in Vienna next Friday 21 July, are essential to ensure transparency, constant dialogue and implementation by all. In my capacity as coordinator, my task is and will stay to ensure that the deal is fully and effectively implemented by all sides. At a time when the world is faced again with threat of unchecked nuclear capabilities, the JCPOA stays as an important contribution to global non-proliferation efforts. This deal belongs to the international community, having been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, that expects all sides to keep the commitments they took two years ago. The European Union is and will stay committed in preserving and implementing it, and building on it to address the remaining unresolved sources of tension and conflict that are still afflicting the region. A... read more

«Roma ha imposto i suoi temi. L’accoglienza? Manca solidarietà». Intervista al Corriere della Sera

Intervista di Paolo Valentino, qui sul sito del Corriere «A me pare che da Tallinn esca nell’agenda europea una centralità dei temi posti dall’Italia che prima non c’era. Certo non basta e sui migranti abbiamo ancora un pezzo di strada da fare». Federica Mogherini non nasconde insufficienze e contraddizioni. Ma l’Alto Rappresentante per la Politica estera della Ue invita a non sottovalutare il cambio di paradigma imposto dall’Italia in Europa sull’esplosiva crisi migratoria. «In primo luogo – dice Mogherini nell’intervista al Corriere — c’è un impegno forte a intensificare il lavoro con la Libia e gli altri Paesi terzi, che abbiamo iniziato a fare già da più di un anno. C’è il rafforzamento dei rimpatri volontari verso i Paesi africani d’origine: nell’ultimo anno solo dalla Libia sono stati 5 mila e vorremmo arrivare a 10 mila entro la fine del 2017. C’è il riferimento all’impegno con Niger e Mali a irrobustire il controllo delle frontiere: come Ue abbiamo messo a disposizione altri 50 milioni di euro per la forza multinazionale congiunta per il Sahel. Dove c’è ancora da lavorare è sul Fondo Africa, dedicato alle migrazioni, che l’Ue ha già finanziato con 2,6 miliardi di euro, ma sul quale i contributi degli Stati membri sono ancora insufficienti: dopo l’Italia, chi contribuisce di più è la Germania con 50 milioni». Detto questo, lo ha ripetuto anche il ministro Minniti, sulla regionalizzazione, cioè la ripartizione degli arrivi nei porti europei c’è una totale chiusura. «Quando si passò dall’operazione solo italiana Mare Nostrum a quelle tutte europee Sophia e Triton, queste avrebbero dovuto essere accompagnate anche dalla ricollocazione interna, che però è... read more

Federica Mogherini meets with President Vučić of Serbia and Thaçi of Kosovo

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted this morning in Brussels an informal meeting with the Presidents Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo. They agreed to work on starting a new phase of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina for normalisation of relations and reconciliation, and they decided that the respective teams will start working on preparations. They also stressed the importance of the implementation of the agreements reached in the dialogue without delay. The High Representative confirmed the commitment of the EU for the European perspective of the whole Western... read more

Il G5 Sahel unito contro la tratta

Lettera inviata al quotidiano L’Avvenire Caro direttore, è stata una decisione senza precedenti quella che in febbraio hanno preso insieme Burkina Faso, Ciad, Mali, Mauritania e Niger, i cinque Paesi del G5 Sahel: creare una Forza congiunta per lottare contro il terrorismo e i traffici illegali. E l’Unione Europea ha scelto di dare un sostegno forte a questa iniziativa, con un contributo di 50 milioni di euro. È un messaggio chiaro al continente africano e alla comunità internazionale. Ed è un messaggio anche a terroristi e organizzazioni criminali, un messaggio di unità e determinazione. In questi ultimi anni gruppi terroristici, reti criminali e bande di trafficanti di ogni genere hanno devastato le città del Sahel, i suoi tesori culturali, la sua economia, e non hanno risparmiato neppure le scuole. Troppe persone nel deserto hanno perso la vita che avevano affidato a contrabbandieri senza scrupoli. Di fronte a tutto questo, e per preservare la libertà di movimento, tanto cara ai popoli del Sahel, serve una cooperazione più forte per gestire le sfide comuni. La Forza congiunta sarà composta da diecimila uomini in grado di intervenire sul territorio di tutti e cinque i Paesi, anche rafforzando la collaborazione transfrontaliera. È una tappa importante verso soluzioni africane a problemi africani. I Paesi del G5 Sahel hanno scelto di prendere in mano il proprio destino e di assumersi in modo collettivo la responsabilità della sicurezza dei loro cittadini e della difesa dei loro valori. La Ue li sostiene, nella convinzione che sia il modo migliore per dare maggiore stabilità al Sahel e a tutta la nostra regione comune. Il Consiglio di Sicurezza dell’Onu... read more

Federica Mogherini to host a meeting with Presidents Vučić and Thaçi

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will host in Brussels on Monday morning- following bilateral meetings in the margins of South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in Dubrovnik tonight – an informal meeting between the Presidents Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Hashim Thaçi of Kosovo. They will have an exchange of views on the continuation of the dialogue for normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia as well as the broader developments in the Western Balkans... read more