Following multiple earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria earlier this week, the European Union will provide additional emergency support to both countries through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and emergency humanitarian assistance worth €6.5 million.
European Commission and Swedish Presidency of the Council will organise a Donors' Conference for the people of Türkiye and Syria affected by the earthquake
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Prime Minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson, have today announced their intention to host a Donors' Conference, in coordination with the Turkish authorities, to mobilise funds from the international community in support for the
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Türkiye and Syria yesterday morning has already taken the lives of thousands, while many people are still stuck under the rubble. After the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism by Turkey, 19 EU Member States
Today, at the EU-Moldova Association Council in Brussels, the European Union and the Republic of Moldova have agreed to further strengthen cooperation in a number of key areas in line with Moldova's commitments under the EU-Moldova Association Agreement.
The Commission is today proposing to provide up to €100 million in Macro-financial Assistance (MFA) to North Macedonia. With this proposal, the Commission is standing by North Macedonia in challenging times, as, following Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, the country's external balance has
Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi attends the handover ceremony of EU-financed Search and Rescue vessels to Libya
Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Várhelyi participates today at the official handover ceremony of the first of the five specialised Search and Rescue vessels to the Libyan Coast Guard.
Türkiye and Syria: Statement on the earthquake by High Representative Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale – one of the strongest earthquakes in the region in more than 100 years - struck the region of Gaziantep in Türkiye, which impacted neighbouring Syria as well, overnight.
The European Union – together with the international G7+ Price Cap Coalition – have today adopted further price caps for seaborne Russian petroleum products (such as diesel and fuel oil). This decision will hit Russia's revenues even harder and reduce its ability to wage war in Ukraine
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, met in Kyiv today for the 24th EU-Ukraine Summit and issued the following statement.
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and President Zelenskyy following the EU-Ukraine Summit
Mr President, dear Volodymyr, Thank you very much for hosting us here at this Summit in Kyiv. I often say that Ukraine is a true inspiration for Europe. And this morning I had another reason to say this. I had the occasion to go with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to a post office at the Maidan.
Today 2 February, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a College-to-Government meeting with the Government of Ukraine, together with 15 other members of the College of Commissioners.
Ukraine: College of Commissioners travels to Kyiv to boost EU support and sectorial cooperation with Ukraine
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, travelled to Kyiv today, accompanied by 15 Commissioners, for the first ever meeting between the College and the Ukrainian Government. The meeting takes place back to back with the EU-Ukraine summit, the first since the start of Russia
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
Thank you very much Mr President, dear Volodymyr, It is good to be back. Let me mirror what you just said about our meeting. Indeed, this is my fourth time, my fourth visit. And this time, I did not come alone. I brought along the College of Commissioners, my team of Commissioners.
Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal
Indeed, we had an extremely productive and, I must also say, also emotional day. Hours of bilateral meetings of Commissioners and Ministers. Four hours of plenary. And we should not forget that we are here in a country that is amidst a war, defending itself against a brutal aggressor
Opening remarks by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the meeting between the College and the government of Ukraine
I know I speak on behalf of the whole College of European Commissioners when I say that this is a visit like no other.
European Commission publishes analytical reports on Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia's alignment with the EU acquis
Today, the European Commission published its analytical reports assessing the capacity of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia to assume the obligations of EU membership. The reports provide a detailed analysis on where the countries stand with regard to their alignment with the EU acquis
International Day of Holocaust Remembrance: “We must never forget the fate of millions of Jewish people”, President von der Leyen says
27 January marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President von der Leyen said
The Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform to support Ukraine's repair, recovery and reconstruction process has been launched today.
The Operational Board of the European Fund for Sustainable Development plus (EFSD+) has today endorsed a further package of 24 guarantee programmes to support investments in the EU's neighbourhood and enlargement countries.
EU-Moldova: Commission proposes to increase Macro-financial Assistance for Moldova by up to €145 million
The Commission is today proposing to increase the ongoing Macro-financial Assistance (MFA) to the Republic of Moldova by up to €145 million, bringing the total amount of ongoing MFA support to the country to up to €295 million. With this proposal, the Commission is standing by Moldova as the country