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…

Strasbourg 17.01.2023 On Tuesday morning, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson discussed the priorities of the Swedish Council Presidency with MEPs in Strasbourg. 🔴 LIVE | Press Conference with @SwedishPM Ulf Kristersson@sweden2023eu @Europarl_SV @Europarl_EN @RobertaMetsola https://t.co/ulOW7NMm3i — Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) January 17, 2023 During his address, Mr Kristersson said that his country’s first priority at the…

EP: President Metsola vows integrity

Strasbourg 17.01.2023 The European Parliament president Roberta Metsola has expressed her determination to speak about the decisions needed on measures in this House to increase integrity, independence and accountability. People expect accountability and integrity. They are right.@Europarl_EN must respond to citizens' demands. And we will. To reform, to rebuild trust, work will start now. pic.twitter.com/i2MAvTcEEz…

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…

David Price: Schuman Project

Brussels 13.01. The European Union politicians and civil servants have been holding the Councils on tax, budget spending, agriculture and fisheries and other key issues behind closed doors – “huis clos” – the practice which is contrary to the EU treaties. The EU process requires proper representation and accountability, said David Heilbron Price, insisting on…

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…

EEAS: Sannino summons Iran Ambassador

Brussels 11.01.2023 Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Stefano Sannino summoned today, on behalf of the High Representative, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the European Union Hossein Dehghani to reiterate the European Union’s strong appalment over the execution on 7 January of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini…

EU-NATO Joint Declaration

Brussels 10.01.2023 On 10 January 2023, the EU and NATO signed a Joint Declaration in Brussels.They condemned in the strongest possible terms Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and reiterated their unwavering support to the country. Russia's war against Ukraine has brought the EU and NATO closer together. With today's declaration, we want to take our cooperation…

Iran: EU appalled by executions

Brussels 09.01.2023 “The EU is appalled by the execution of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini arrested and sentenced to death in connection with the ongoing protests in Iran” reads the Statement by the spokesperson of the European External Action Service (EEAS). Iran : The EU is appalled by the execution of Mohammad Mehdi…

Borrell condemns Russian air strikes

Brussels 07.01.2023 On Friday 6 January the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell had a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the latest developments on the ground following Russia’s “intensified missile and drone attacks on critical infrastructure, including residential buildings, over the recent weeks”. Spoke to @DmytroKuleba by phone and informed…