International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

23 April 2019
As we celebrate the first International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on 24 April, the European Union reaffirms its longstanding commitment to international cooperation and the rules-based international order with the United Nations at its core, to peace and security, to human…
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Europe remains the world's biggest development donor – €74.4 billion in 2018

11 April 2019
The European Union and its Member States continued to be the world's leading provider of official development assistance in 2018 and stepped up their efforts directed at developing countries. This was confirmed by the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) in their latest report on…
The European Migration Forum makes 10 recommendations for improving EU migration policy

The European Migration Forum makes 10 recommendations for improving EU migration policy

10 April 2019
On 3-4 April, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission held this year's European Migration Forum, which explored the role of civil society and local authorities in managing migration and ensuring safe and regular pathways to the EU. The 2019 Forum, now in its…
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EU statement on human rights violations against and the illegal detention of Crimean Tatars by the Russian Federation

01 April 2019
In a statement published on 1 April, the EU said it “does not recognise the enforcement of Russian legislation in Crimea and Sevastopol and expects all illegally detained Ukrainians to be released without delay”. The statement was made following the recent ruling of a court in the Crimean…
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Moldova: EU continues to support non-governmental partnerships of NGOs from both banks of the Nistru river

01 April 2019
The EU will support joint initiatives from civil society from both banks of Nistru river with up to €20,000 per project in the framework of the fifth phase of the EU Confidence Building Measures Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project proposals should…
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Moldova: EU supports opportunities for modernising social infrastructure on both banks of the Dniester river

14 March 2019
Communities situated on the right and left banks of the Dniester river in the Republic of Moldova have until 8 April to apply for funding for social infrastructure renovation projects. The EU will support the modernisation of about five social infrastructure facilities on each river bank in the…
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Call for proposals: Education campaign for schools from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine

13 March 2019
Schools from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine are invited to take part in the educational campaign within the framework of European Cooperation Day 2019. The campaign has been launched by the EU-funded Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-Border Cooperation Programme. This year’s competition will carry the…
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President Juncker: European Commission is in favour of starting negotiations on visa liberalisation with Armenia

06 March 2019
On 5 March, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan in Brussels. Following the meeting, President Juncker said that the EU welcomes Armenia’s domestic reforms. “The more Armenia reforms, the more we support Armenia – both…
EU Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

EU Visa Policy : Commission welcomes agreement to modernise EU visa rules

22 February 2019
Member States have endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological…
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Visa liberalisation: Commission reports on fulfilment of visa-free requirements by the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries

20 December 2018
On 19 December, the European Commission reported on its assessment of the fulfilment of the visa liberalisation benchmarks by a number of countries, including several in the Eastern Partnership region: Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Other countries covered by the report include…