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07/02/2017

EU security policy seminar in Stockholm

A seminar on EU security policy took place in Stockholm on 7 February. Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström as well as Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Christian Leffler gave introductory remarks.

The seminar explored priorities as set out in the EU Global Strategy, including recognizing the growing internal-external nexus, the importance of global governance on issues such as terrorism and climate security (also in the Arctic), as well as the need to strengthen EU-NATO cooperation.

To see the full discussion (in Swedish), see here.

18/02/2017

EU an indispensable global power, Mogherini tells Munich Security Conference

"The European Union will remain a stable, reliable, predictable partner for many and for security in the sense of a collective security based on cooperation", High Representative Federica Mogherini said at the 53rd Munich Security Conference.

In times of "predictable unpredictability", the EU Global Strategy sets out a rules-based global order as a key interest of the European Union. This can be best achieved by engaging with other actors and creating stable partnerships, including maintaining the Security of our Union with partners such as NATO.

See here for HRVP Mogherini's full speech, and here for the video.

13/02/2017

High Representative Mogherini underlines importance of EU-US ties

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini paid a two-day visit to Washington for talks with the new US administration and senior members of Congress.

"We believe that there are many fields on which we coincide and where it is vital for the US to work together with the European Union and for the European Union to work with the US, be it in counter-terrorism, be it economic growth, job creation. Having said that, we are maybe entering a time of a more pragmatic and transactional kind of relationship with the United States, based on EU principles and interests", Mogherini said. She also spoke about the situation in Ukraine, the Middle East Peace Process, migration, and the Iran agreement.

During her visit, the High Representative met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and with several senators, in particular Bob Corker and John McCain.

The High Representative also attended an event at the Atlantic Council: "A Conversation with H.E. Federica Mogherini".

To watch a video from the event, see here.

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