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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the situation in Sudan

The EU expects the Sudanese government to release all journalists, members of the opposition, human rights defenders and other protesters in detention

The EU is closely following the situation in Sudan. Measures being adopted under the newly declared state of emergency, the increased role of the military in governing the country, further curtail fundamental freedoms and undermine the recent offer of a new political dialogue. They create a permissive climate for the…

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EU - League of Arab States Summit, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 24-25 February 2019

The summit will also provide an opportunity for leaders to discuss the latest developments in the region, such as the situations with the Middle East Peace Process, Yemen, Libya and Syria

The European Union (EU) - League of Arab States (LAS) summit will be held in the International Congress Centre in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 24-25 February 2019. The summit will for the first time bring together the heads of state or government from both organisations. European Council President Donald Tusk…

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Sahel: EU takes further steps to better support the security of the region

Today, the Council decided to make more effective, at regional level, the work of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions in the Sahel: EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUCAP Sahel Niger and EUTM Mali

The EU supports the efforts the G5 Sahel countries in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and any other threat to security and peace. The EU wants to reinforce its regional approach in the Sahel with the aim of supporting cross-border cooperation, regional cooperation structures, and, in this context, of enhancing national capacities of…

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EU-Egypt Association Council, 20/12/2018

The Association Council will take stock of progress in the implementation of the EU-Egypt partnership priorities for 2017-2020

Agenda highlights The Association Council will review the state of EU-Egypt bilateral relations. It will be chaired by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will lead the Egyptian delegation. The Association Council will take stock of progress in the implementation of the EU-Egypt partnership…

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Libya: Council adopts conclusions

The Council welcomes the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018

The Council adopted conclusions on Libya. The Council welcomes the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018. The Council states that the status quo in Libya is a prevalent source…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Council extends sanctions for one year

The sanctions comprise an asset freeze and a ban on entering the European Union and are targeted at 14 individuals

The Council extended the restrictive measures currently in place against the Democratic Republic of the Congo until 12 December 2019. The sanctions comprise an asset freeze and a ban on entering the European Union and are targeted at 14 individuals. They were adopted on 12 December 2016 and 29 May 2017 in…

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EUCAP Somalia: mission extended, budget agreed

The mission mandate is to enhance Somalia'smaritime civilian law enforcement capacity

The Council extended the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia,  EUCAP Somalia until 31 December 2020. The Council also agreed on a budget of €66.1 million for the period 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020. The mission mandate is to enhance Somalia'smaritime civilian law enforcement capacity, through supporting Somali authorities…

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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the 7th EU-South Africa summit

South Africa, like all our international partners, is concerned by Brexit

First of all, let me thank President Ramaphosa for being here today, for our good summit and for your commitment, dear President, to the EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership. Our talks today demonstrate that, from climate change and migration to trade and security, we can develop an even stronger partnership between…

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Declaration of High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on EU-Tanzania relations

The EU calls on Tanzanian authorities to refrain from exerting undue pressure and limitations on diplomatic missions

For many decades, the European Union and its Member States have enjoyed close and fruitful relations with the United Republic of Tanzania and have been its main development partner and one of its top trade and investment partners. This partnership, which has also found expression in a common involvement in peace…

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Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa summit

The summit also served to reaffirm the commitment of both EU and South African leaders to effective multilateralism and the rules-based international order

Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, met in Brussels today for the 7th Summit between the European Union (EU) and South Africa, and noting that the last Summit took…