EU and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development commit to accelerate green investments in partner countries.
Today, at the occasion of the COP28 Meeting in Dubai, the EU and EBRD stated their commitment to accelerate green investments in the Southern Mediterranean, Türkiye, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans with the signing of statements of intent for two guarantee schemes to be funded...
The Commission and the High Representative present a strategic and forward-looking report on the state of play of EU-Türkiye relations
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on the state of play of EU-Türkiye political, economic and trade relations, following up to the task set out by the European Council of 29-30 June 2023.
Press remarks by High Representative Borrell and Commissioner Várhelyi on the state of play of EU-Türkiye political, economic and trade relations
We are here today to present the Joint Communication on the state of play of our political, economic and trade relations with Türkiye that the College has just adopted right now.
Statement by President von der Leyen on the agreement between Israel and Hamas on an extension of the pause in hostilities
I welcome the agreement reached on the extension of 2 days of the pause in hostilities between Israel and Hamas. I once again call on the Hamas terrorists to release all hostages taken during their horrific attack of October 7th.
Today, the European Union and Montenegro will sign a renewed bilateral arrangement on the Joint Action Plan on Counter-Terrorism.
Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the International Conference on a Global Alliance to Counter Smuggling
Ministers, Commissioners, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, We are here today because we have all heard their stories. We have heard the stories of the survivors. Young men, amassed in the back of trucks across the desert, with no food, no air, and only a few bottles of
Commission launches a Global Alliance to Counter Migrant Smuggling and proposes a strengthened EU legal framework
Today the Commission is proposing new legislation to prevent and fight migrant smuggling. The Commission has also launched a Call to Action for a Global Alliance to Counter Migrant Smuggling, at the International Conference hosted today in Brussels.
From tomorrow to 1 December the Commission is hosting a high-level conference in Vilnius, Lithuania on the green recovery in Ukraine. Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius will represent the Commission and stress the commitment for a continued cooperation with and assistance to Ukraine
Commission is launching a Global Alliance to Counter Migrant Smuggling at a High-level International Conference
Tomorrow, President Ursula von der Leyen, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivier Várhelyi, and Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, will be participating…
Commission and High Representative/Vice-President reinforce their commitment to protect women and girls from violence
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and the High Representative/Vice-President issued the following statement:
The Commission has announced €15 million in humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable people in Syria and Lebanon, including refugees and Lebanese people in need. Out of the funding, €11.5 million is for Syria and €3.5 million for Lebanon, which will provide food assistance and water, sanitation and
On 23 November, the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Türkiye Ali Yerlikaya met in Brussels for the second Türkiye-EU High Level Dialogue on Migration and Security.
Statement by President von der Leyen on the agreement between Israel and Hamas on the release of hostages and a pause in hostilities
I wholeheartedly welcome the agreement reached on the release of the 50 hostages and on a pause in hostilities. Every day these mothers and children are held hostage by terrorists is one too many. I share the joy of the families who can soon embrace their loved ones again.
Today, the Commission has paid €1.5 billion under the Macro-financial Assistance + package for Ukraine worth up to €18 billion. Today, the Commission has paid €1.5 billion under the Macro-financial Assistance + package for Ukraine worth up to €18 billion. With this instrument, the EU seeks to help
Statement by President von der Leyen on the 10th anniversary of the Euromaidan protests, via video message
Ten years of dignity. Ten years of pride. Ten years of striving for freedom. The cold November nights of Euromaidan have changed Europe forever. Even if back then, Europe did not realise it. A whole nation took to the streets, and spoke with one voice. You said: Ukraine belongs in Europe.
Gender Equality: EU extends the duration of the Gender Action Plan in external action to build on its achievements towards a gender-equal world
In 2021–2022, during the first years of the new EU Gender Action Plan (GAP III), the European Union committed €22.4 billion to contribute to building a more gender-equal world, finds a joint mid-term report by the European Commission and the European External Action Service on the implementation of
Today the Commission published the results of its review of the ongoing EU financial assistance for Palestine, announced two days after the Hamas's terrorist attack on Israel on 7 October.
The European Union is committed to building a better present and a better future for all children, also in line with the EU Strategy on the rights of the child, the Youth Action Plan in EU external action and the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy.
Governor, thank you very much for hosting me here in El Arish. I am very grateful to President El-Sisi for having invited me to come to Egypt and witness the humanitarian aid operations unfolding here in El Arish and at the Rafah border crossing.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will travel to Egypt and Jordan on Saturday 18 November. She will first travel to Cairo, where she will meet with Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt. In the afternoon, the President will travel to the Al-Arish airport