EU: diplomatic appointments

Brussels 17.09.2022 High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell announced today the following appointments for senior positions in the European External Action Service (EEAS): EEAS: High Representative @JosepBorrellF announces senior nominationshttps://t.co/rBCHwDmhjE — European External Action Service – EEAS 🇪🇺 (@eu_eeas) September 16, 2022 Hélène LE GAL as Managing…

Russia: Kuril travel regime ends

Brussels 05.09.2022 Russia terminated the agreement with Japan on facilitated visits to the islands of Kunashir, Iturup and the Lesser Kuril ridge by Japanese citizens – former residents of these islands. The corresponding order of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is published on the official portal of legal information. “In accordance with Article 37 of the…

EU Ambassador left Moscow

Brussels 05.09.2022 The European Union changed the Ambassador to Moscow on a scheduled basis and German diplomat Markus Ederer, who has already left Russia, will be succeeded by Roland Galharague of France, a diplomatic source in Brussels told TASS New Agency on Sunday, September 4. The European Union changed its ambassador to Moscow on a…

EU-Russia: suspension of visa facilitation

Brussels 31.08.2022 “We have seen a substantial increase of border crossings from Russia into neighbouring states. This is becoming a security risk” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said, concluding the Informal meeting of the EU Foreign ministers in Prague. “We therefore agree today with EU Foreign Ministers on Full Suspension of the EU-Russia visa…

EU top diplomats convene in Brussels

Brussels 17.07.2022 The Foreign Affairs Council will exchange views on the Russian aggression against Ukraine, with the participation via video teleconference of Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba. The Council will also hold a discussion on relations between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean, and digital diplomacy. ❗ 18 July – Foreign…

New Ambassadors to EU

Brussels 15.07.2022 On 14 July 2022, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, received the credentials of the new Heads of Mission to the EU from the following countries: Vietnam, Australia, Timor-Leste, Ecuador, Djibouti, Mongolia, Cambodia, Comoros, Brunei, Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Congo (DRC), Monaco, Bahrein, Nicaragua and Samoa. I was honoured to accept…

Crimea: EU renews sanctions

Brussels 20.06.2021 The Council has today decided to renew the sanctions introduced by the EU in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, until 23 June 2023. #Ukraine 🇺🇦: 🇪🇺 @EUCouncil decided to renew the sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of #Crimea &…

EU top diplomats convene in Luxembourg

Brussels 20.06.2022 The Foreign Affairs Council taking place in Luxembourg will be informed about current affairs and ministers will be able to exchange views on recent events and on fast-moving developments in external relations. Today's #FAC has just started in Luxembourg.On the agenda:✔️Russian aggression against 🇺🇦 #Ukraine✔️Egypt 🇪🇬 ✔️Horn of Africa✔️the GulfBackground information 👉 https://t.co/L9aBalUInC🎥…

Borrell: new diplomatic appointments

Brussels 08.06.2022 Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, announced the nomination of 31 Heads of Delegations of the European Union. HR/VP @JosepBorrellF announces senior appointments: 31 new EU Heads of Delegations and 4 Deputy Heads of Delegations https://t.co/Qj4b4hgQoX — European External Action Service – EEAS 🇪🇺 (@eu_eeas) June…

Moscow expells European diplomats

Brussels 18.05.2022 Moscow said on Wednesday, May 18, it was expelling a total of 85 embassy staff from France, Spain and Italy in response to similar moves by those countries, highlighting the damage to relations with leading EU members since it launched its war on Ukraine. (Image above: Moscow, City) Russia expels 27 Spanish diplomats…