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South Sudan: European Union adds 3 persons involved in serious human rights violation to sanctions list

The decision brings the total number of persons under restrictive measures in view of the situation in South Sudan to nine

The Council has added 3 persons involved in serious human rights violations to the list of those submitted to a travel ban and an asset freeze in view of the situation in South Sudan. The Council adopted this decision in view of the ever deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in South Sudan,…

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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on President Al-Bashir's visit to Chad

The European Union and its Member States regret that Chad, a State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), did not comply with its obligations under international law and as a State Party to the ICC and did not surrender President Al-Bashir to the Court

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on President Al-Bashir's visit to Chad: Based on the information we received, on 1 December President Omar Al-Bashir visited Chad. The European Union and its Member States regret that Chad, a State party to the Rome Statute of the…

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EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta: new Operation Commander appointed

The operation is part of the EU's comprehensive approach for a peaceful, stable and democratic Somalia

Today, the EU's Political and Security Committee has appointed Major General Charlie Stickland, a high-ranking military official in the Royal Marines, as new Operation Commander of the Operation Atalanta. He will take up his duties on 7 November 2017. The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Operation Atalanta contributes to…

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Burundi: EU renews sanctions until 31 October 2018

These measures consist of a travel ban and asset freeze against four persons whose activities are deemed to be undermining democratic governance

On 23 October 2017, the Council renewed the EU restrictive measures against Burundi for another year until 31 October 2018. These measures consist of a travel ban and asset freeze against four persons whose activities are deemed to be undermining democratic governance and obstructing the search for a peaceful political…

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Mali: sanctions may be imposed on actors impeding the peace process

The provisions can be found in full in the legal acts which will be published in the Official Journal on 29 September 2017

The Council has transposed into legal acts the provisions of United Nations Security Council resolution 2374 (2017), which allows sanctions to be imposed on those actively stymieing progress in implementing the agreement on peace and reconciliation in Mali, signed in 2015. The targeted individuals and entities will be designated, where appropriate, by the…

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EU and Egypt adopt their partnership priorities

The EU and Egypt will cooperate in advancing socio-economic goals set out in Egypt's "Sustainable development strategy - Vision 2030", with a view to building a stable and prosperous Egypt

Today's EU-Egypt Association Council endorsed the EU-Egypt partnership priorities for 2017-2020. The aim of the partnership priorities is to address common challenges, to promote joint interests and to guarantee long-term stability on both sides of the Mediterranean.  The EU-Egypt partnership priorities are guided by a shared commitment to the universal…

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Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council on Libya

The Council reiterates its firm support to the Libyan Political Agreement and to the Presidency Council and Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj established under it as the sole legitimate government authorities in the country

The Council adopted conclusions on Libya. The EU warmly welcomes the appointment of Ghassan Salamé as new Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, who will play a central mediation role based on the Libyan Political Agreement.  The conclusions recognises that recent violence threatens Libya's stability. The EU believes there…