President von der Leyen

Speech by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the COP25 in Madrid

03 December 2019
In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. Our goal is to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. If we want to achieve that goal, we have to act now, we have to implement our policies now. Because we know that this transition needs a generational…
HR/VP Josep Borrell

HR/VP Josep Borrell: A stronger European Union within a better, greener and safer world

02 December 2019
On 1 December, Josep Borrell assumed the post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. " I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…
Universal Children's Day celebration

Statement by HR/VP Mogherini on the occasion of Universal Children's Day

19 November 2019
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day on 20 November, the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated the following : "This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - the most widely…
HR/VP Federica Mogherini

Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on Israeli settlement policy

19 November 2019
The European Union's position on Israeli settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory is clear and remains unchanged: all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it erodes the viability of the two-state solution and the prospects for a lasting peace, as reaffirmed by…
“Water security and water diplomacy in the Middle East”

EU supports the organisation of a workshop about water security in the Middle East

28 October 2019
On October 24, a workshop about “Water security and water diplomacy in the Middle East” took place in East Jerusalem. The workshop was organised by IPCRI and Arava Institute in the framework of EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-funded by the European Commission and the IEMed. The workshop examined how…
EU flag

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the United Nations Day

24 October 2019
On 24 October we celebrate the laying of the first stone of the most universal multilateral project in history: the United Nations. On this day back in 1945, the UN Charter entered into force and since then, the organisation has worked to deliver on peace, sustainable development and human rights…
South Programme III Regional Steering Committee meeting: violence against women remains top priority

South Programme III Regional Steering Committee meeting: violence against women remains top priority

30 September 2019
The EU/Council of Europe joint programme “Ensuring sustainable democratic governance and human rights in the Southern Mediterranean”, known as the South Programme III (2018-2020), held its Regional Steering Committee meeting in Brussels on 16-17 September 2019. The programme is funded by the…
European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

European Union and United Nations sign agreement to help partner countries accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

27 September 2019
The European Union and the United Nations signed yesterday a Contribution Agreement of €30 million to the Joint Fund for the 2030 Agenda. The Fund is a central component of the ongoing reform of the UN Development System and seeks to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (…
EU Palestine Israel

Speech by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the launch event of the Alliance for Multilateralism

27 September 2019
Thank you all for being here, for our usual meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee at the UN General Assembly’s week, taking place here like the Spring meeting does in Brussels. (...) Unless something happens in the next five weeks, which I would of course welcome, this has not happened, but I…