EUCO: Borrell defends Ukraine at Summit

Brussels 23.03.2023 Today the EU leaders intend to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the European top diplomat Josep Borrell said, while entering the red carpet in Europa building, where the Summit of the EU leaders takes place on March 23-24 (follow on Twitter hashtag #EUCO). #Borrell doorstep at #EUCO March 23 Brussels https://t.co/Z4ESs7LL6J via @EC_AVService…

Borrell on Russia human rights violations

Brussels 11.03.2023 “Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine is accompanied by ever increasing oppression at home. The expansion of oppressive legislation, the absence of the rule of law, political misuse of judiciary, state-sponsored wartime propaganda and disproportionate use of force by Russian authorities against any sign of opposing views leave no space for pluralistic…

Disinformation: EU-Russia “battle of narratives”

Brussels 07.02.2023 “…Years ago, the Council asked the [European] External Action Service, and the High Representative, to work on [countering] disinformation. It is not something that happened yesterday. When was it? I do not remember, but it was much before I came to Brussels” said the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell (pictured), while addressing the…

EU-Kazakhstan: 30 years of diplomatic relations

Brussels 02.01.2023 Today marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the European Union. “Over the past three decades, we have been able to build a strong partnership based on mutual respect and trust” reads the joint statement by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic…

EU condemns Russia attack on Meduza

Brussels 27.01.2023 The European Union strongly condemns Thursday’s, January 26, decision by the Russian authorities to designate the independent media outlet Meduza as an “undesirable organisation”. “This is yet another serious politically motivated attack on media freedom in Russia. It shows that it is not enough for the Russian authorities to spread manipulated information on…

Borrell: space is strategic domain

Brussels 24.01.2023 “The purpose of my intervention is to highlight the current geopolitical context of space, its relevance for the security and defence perspective” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said, while addressing the 15th European Space Conference “Securing the future of Europe in space”, taking place in Brussels, January 24-25, 2023. 🔴 LIVE |…

EU: €500M tranche to Ukraine

Brusssels 23.01.2023 The Foreign Affairs Council exchanged views on the Russian military agression against Ukraine. Before the Council discussion, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, shortly addressed EU ministers via video conference, and briefed them about the latest developments on the ground and Ukraine’s current priorities. Ministers reassured him that the EU collective endeavour…

Crimea: EU non-recognition policy

Brussels 18.01.2023 The European Union and Ukraine held in Brussels the tenth round of discussions at senior officials’ level on the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol on January 17. These discussions were launched in 2015 with the aim to coordinate efforts and have regular exchanges on the implementation of the EU’s non-recognition policy towards…

EU: Ukraine consolidates rule of law

Brussels 16.01.2023 “The EU welcomes Ukraine’s recent significant efforts in consolidating the rule of law, despite the ongoing military aggression by Russia” reads the statement by the European Union External Action Service spokesperson on the appointments of High Council of Justice members and the reform of the Constitutional Court.(Image: illustration). “The recent appointment of eight…

Brazil: EU condemns political violence

Brussels 12.01.2023 “On Sunday 8 January, supporters of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia invaded the buildings of the Brazilian Executive, Legislative and the Supreme Court, leading to riots and an open attack against the democratic institutions of the country. These acts of vandalism happened just a few days after the inauguration of the democratically elected…