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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.

13/02/2017

Latest analysis on the EU Global Strategy

Read the latest opinions on the EU Global Strategy and its implementation. The Strategy was launched to make Europe resilient in the face of crisis and preserve Europe's core interests and values.  Find out more about the European Global Strategy in our analysis section.

10/02/2017

Seminar Europe: What's next?

On 10th February, foreign policy experts took part in "Seminar Europe: What's next?" – a debate on the EU Global Strategy and EU-US relations hosted by the European Commission Representation in Poland. Alfredo Conte, Head of the Strategic Planning Division at the European External Action Service, also joined the debate.

06/02/2017

Davos 2017 - Redefining Europe's Security Agenda

As the European Union needs to respond to internal security threats, shifting alliances at its borders and changing transatlantic relations, what are the perspectives for a common security and defence policy?

EU High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini joined NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and others to discuss this topic at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos.

The issues addressed include: Managing internal and external borders; facilitating intelligence, police and justice collaboration; integrating investment in defence research and development.

See the entire discussion here.

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