HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
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Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

13 September 2019
The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech…
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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
UfM

EU/Southern neighbourhood: Union for the Mediterranean focus group to discuss the development of its youth strategy

13 September 2019
Taking advantage of the unique space for exchange, peer-learning, cooperation and networking that the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe’s University on Youth and Development offers, the UfM Secretariat aims at convening a focus group during the 20th edition of the event that is taking…
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The European Union’s law enforcement agency: Europol's Director visit Israel to discuss future cooperation

13 September 2019
On 10-11 September Wil van Gemert, Deputy Executive Director of Europol, visited the Israeli National Police in Jerusalem special operational units in Lod to discuss future cooperation. The Working Arrangement between Europol Israel was signed in July 2018 to expand cooperation to combat cross-…
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EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum: giving more visibility to women who fight cultural and gender stereotypes

13 September 2019
The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held on 11-12 September in Amman, Jordan, to promote renewed images of women as agents of intercultural dialogue in the region, and to counter prevailing stereotypes that still hamper women's full participation and potential in their societies. Organized by…
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Palestine : EU issues statement to recall its position regarding changes to pre-1967 borders

12 September 2019
The Office of the EU Representative in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has published the following statement on its Facebook page: “As reaffirmed in numerous Foreign Affairs Council conclusions, the EU will not recognise any changes to the pre-1967 borders including with regard to Jerusalem, other…
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Israel: EU takes part in World Summit on Counter-terrorism

12 September 2019
European Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian King, addressed the World Summit on Counter-terrorism held by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at IDC Herzilya, Israel on 10 September remarking: “The EU can only address the terrorist threat by joining our efforts and…