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Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on South Sudan

The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country, closely linked to the conflict and recently aggravated by severe floods, further underlines the urgency of a sustainable peace

1. As per the 100 day extension agreed in November 2019, the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) of South Sudan is due to be formed in late February 2020. It is vital that R-TGoNU is a truly inclusive body, in line with the provisions of the peace agreement.…

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Press release following the meeting between President Charles Michel and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt

President Michel reiterated that a political process is the only way forward and the Libyans should be at the heart of defining their future

On 12 January, Charles Michel, President of the European Council met with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt, in Cairo. The crisis in Libya was at the core of their discussion. President Michel reiterated that a political process is the only way forward and the Libyans should be at the…

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Benin: head of mission to the EU declared persona non grata

The EU considers this declaration as wholly unwarranted and contrary to the EU's objective of developing relations and building partnerships in third countries

The Council today decided that the head of the mission of the Republic of Benin to the European Union will be declared persona non grata. This is a response to the decision by the Beninese government to declare the head of the EU delegation to Benin as persona non grata. The…

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Sudan: Council adopts conclusions

The conclusions highlight that Sudan's success remains crucial for stability in the Horn of Africa and the wider region

The Council today adopted conclusions on Sudan, recognising the historic opportunity that Sudan's political transition offers to work towards a peaceful, democratic and prosperous country. The conclusions highlight that Sudan's success remains crucial for stability in the Horn of Africa and the wider region and reaffirm EU's commitment, as a…

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Central African Republic: Council agrees on a future Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) mission to support security sector reform

The mission will support the reform of the internal security forces to enable the Central African Republic (CAR) authorities to mitigate the current security challenges in the country

The Council adopted a crisis management concept for a new civilian CSDP Advisory Mission in the Central African Republic (EUAM RCA). The mission will support the reform of the internal security forces to enable the CAR authorities to mitigate the current security challenges in the country. EU experts will support…

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Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the support to the UN facilitated political process in Libya

The European Union and its Member States recall that there is no military solution to the crisis in Libya

The European Union and its Member States are united in demanding that all Libyan parties commit to a permanent ceasefire and return to a UN facilitated political process. The European Union and its Member States welcome the proposal by Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ghassan Salame…

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Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union (EU) on the latest developments in Libya

The ongoing conflict is destabilising Libya and the entire region and has increased the risk of terrorism and of the tragic loss of human lives

The shocking attack on the Tajoura detention centre that caused the death of dozens of refugees and migrants and injured many more, including children and women, is a stark reminder of how the war in Libya is affecting civilians. We condemn it in the strongest terms. All violence against civilians…

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EU-Morocco Association Council, 27/06/2019

Combating climate change and cooperation on environmental issues will also be on the agenda, as will strengthening regional and Euro-African cooperation

The Association Council will discuss the reinvigoration of relations between the EU and Morocco. In its conclusions of 20 June 2019, the European Council welcomed the renewed impetus given to EU-Morocco relations. The meeting will be chaired by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. Nasser Bourita, Moroccan Minister for Foreign…

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EU-Tunisia Association Council, 17/05/2019

The Association Council will review EU-Tunisia bilateral relations

Agenda highlights The Association Council will review EU-Tunisia bilateral relations. It will take stock of the EU-Tunisia privileged partnership and discuss next steps. The Association Council will focus on key themes of the EU-Tunisia partnership, including: support for socio-economic development and trade relations, in particular the importance of the ongoing structural and socio-economic…

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"The Sahel is a strategic priority for the EU and its member states": Council adopts conclusions

The various meetings taking place during the week of 13 May demonstrate this sense of priority and the EU's integrated approach to the region

On May 13, the Council discussed and adopted conclusions on the Sahel. The Council reiterated that the Sahel is a strategic priority for the EU and its member states. The various meetings taking place during the week of 13 May demonstrate this sense of priority and the EU's integrated approach…