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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…

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Libya: Foreign Affairs Council statement

The EU reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya

The Council today discussed the situation in Libya and adopted the following statement: "The LNA military attack on Tripoli and the subsequent escalation in and around the capital constitutes a threat to international peace and security and further threatens the stability of Libya. Furthermore, it enhances the risk of increased terrorist…

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Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on Sudan

In the current situation, we expect that all parties in Sudan exercise utmost restraint, prevent further violence and ensure the respect of fundamental freedoms

The people of Sudan have shown extraordinary courage and determination in their quest for peaceful change. The Transitional Military Council has exhibited its willingness to engage in negotiation with all political forces. The real architects of this change are the Sudanese people and they expect their legitimate demands to be…

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EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended until 30 September 2019

The Operation Commander has been instructed to suspend temporarily the deployment of the Operation's naval assets for the duration of this extension for operational reasons

The Council today extended the mandate of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia until 30 September 2019. The Operation Commander has been instructed to suspend temporarily the deployment of the Operation's naval assets for the duration of this extension for operational reasons. EU member states will continue to work in the appropriate fora on…

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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…