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European Peace Facility: Council Adopts Assistance Measure Worth €40 Million for Mozambique

The assistance measure will, in particular, provide adequate, non-lethal equipment to strengthen the capacities of the first Mozambican army companies scheduled to be the first to benefit from the EUTM Mozambique's training

The Council today adopted a decision establishing a €40 million assistance measure under the European Peace Facility (EPF) in support of the Republic of Mozambique. This assistance measure complements an urgent measure amounting to €4 million approved by the Council under the EPF on 30 July 2021 for the most…

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

The EU reiterates that there is no military solution and calls on all parties to the conflict to implement a meaningful ceasefire with immediate effect and engage in political negotiations

After one year of fighting, the conflict in northern Ethiopia has further worsened and expanded, creating a devastating humanitarian crisis, undermining the territorial integrity and stability of the country and impacting the whole region. The EU is particularly worried about the recent escalation of fighting in the Amhara region and…

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

The EU recalls the right of and respect for peaceful protests and urges security forces to show restraint; further violence and bloodshed must be avoided at all costs

The EU strongly condemns the military coup in the Republic of the Sudan and the unlawful detention of the Prime Minister, several Ministers, leaders of the Forces of the Freedom and Change and other civil society representatives; they must be released immediately.  The EU also strongly condemns the statement of…

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EU Military Training Mission in Mozambique set to start its operations

The mission will support a more efficient and effective response by the Mozambican armed forces to the crisis in the Cabo Delgado province, by providing them with training and capacity building

The Council today adopted a decision launching the European Union Military Training Mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique). The mission will support a more efficient and effective response by the Mozambican armed forces to the crisis in the Cabo Delgado province, by providing them with training and capacity building. EUTM MOZ will…

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Council adopts visa measures against The Gambia

This decision was taken due to the country’s lack of cooperation on readmission of third-country nationals illegally staying in the EU

The Council today decided to temporarily suspend the application of certain provisions in the visa code to nationals of The Gambia. This decision was taken due to the country’s lack of cooperation on readmission of third-country nationals illegally staying in the EU. “No migration policy can function without the effective…

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Ethiopia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the decision to expel seven United Nations officials

The EU stands in full solidarity by the UN, and in particular OCHA, OHCHR and UNICEF directly targeted by the decision, and expresses strong support for their operations in Ethiopia

The EU and its Member States strongly condemn the decision taken by the Government of Ethiopia on 30 September 2021 to expel seven United Nations (UN) officials from the country. The EU stands in full solidarity by the UN, and in particular OCHA, OHCHR and UNICEF directly targeted by the…

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Tunisia: Declaration by the High Representative on Behalf of the European Union

Preserving democracy and stability in the country is a priority

The EU is following developments in Tunisia very closely. The country’s commitment to democracy, and respect for the rule of law, for the Constitution and for the legislative framework must be maintained, while remaining attuned to the wishes and aspirations of the Tunisian people. We therefore call for institutional stability…

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Council appoints three new EU special representatives for the Sahel, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa

Emanuela Claudia Del Re has been appointed European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Sahel from 1 July 2021 until 30 August 2022

The Council appointed three new EU special representatives (EUSRs) as follows: Emanuela Claudia Del Re has been appointed EUSR for the Sahel from 1 July 2021 until 30 August 2022. Ms. Del Re is an Italian national with a long academic career, having conducted extensive research in conflict areas in the Middle East, Central Asia and…

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European Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya): Council extends mandate for a further two years

In its renewed mandate, the mission is tasked with assisting the relevant Libyan authorities in the building of state security structures in Libya

The Council today decided to extend the mandate of the European Integrated Border Management Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) for a further two years until 30 June 2023. In its renewed mandate, the mission is tasked with assisting the relevant Libyan authorities in the building of state security structures in…

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Ethiopia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union

The EU also recalls the importance to engage in and foster a comprehensive, inclusive and transparent national dialogue with the participation of women and youth and all relevant stakeholders

On June 21, a majority of Ethiopian voters will be invited to participate in elections. Some constituencies will vote at a later stage, in part due to security and logistical challenges. The European Union (EU) takes note of this important step and recalls the fundamental democratic right of all Ethiopian…