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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…

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Central African Republic: Council adopts conclusions

On 15 October 2018, the Council discussed and adopted conclusions on the Central African Republic

In its conclusions, the Council underlines that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is still very fragile and that the EU remains engaged in support of the country. The EU emphasises the need to continue working, through its various instruments, to help the CAR get back on the road…

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EUCAP Sahel Niger: Council extends the mission for two years

EUCAP Sahel Niger provides advice and training to support the Nigerien authorities in strengthening their security capabilities since its launch in 2012

On 18 September 2018, the Council extended the mandate of EUCAP Sahel Niger until 30 September 2020 and agreed on a budget of €63.4 million for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2020. The Council also updated the mission's mandate. EUCAP Sahel Niger provides advice and training to support the…

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South Sudan: European Union transposes United Nations Security Council resolution 2428 reinforcing sanctions

The conclusions noted that 2018 is a critical year for securing peace in South Sudan

The Council has transposed UN Security Council resolution 2428 (2018) which notably imposes an arms embargo and adds two persons to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures. The EU already had an arms embargo in place on South Sudan since 2011. The two persons added had also already been sanctioned…