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In the aftermath of the attack in Nice, ministers discussed the fight against terrorism. EU ministers discussed the latest development in Turkey. The EU condemns the attempted coup in Turkey and reiterates its full support to the legitimate institutions of the country.
At the Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) in Mongolia on 15-16 July, with a reference to the terrorist attack in Nice, leaders reiterated their condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and reaffirmed their commitment to join forces to fight it.
Leaders moved forward the strategic partnership between the EU and China. They provided political guidance for the completion of the comprehensive agreement on investment and signed an energy roadmap. Leaders also agreed to have another round of the human rights dialogue between the EU and China still this year in Brussels.
Today the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. This new framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States as well as bringing legal clarity for businesses relying on transatlantic data transfers.
Plans to set up an EU border control system, bringing together the EU’s Frontex border agency and national border management authorities, were endorsed by MEPs.
The European Commission formally proposed to the Council of the EU the signature and conclusion of a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission today adopted a Joint Communication, entitled "Elements for a new EU strategy on China", which maps out the European Union's relationship with China for the next five years.
The Commission has today adopted its second report on the EU-Turkey Statement showing that while there has been further good progress in its implementation, progress achieved so far remains fragile.
Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken over the past month.
The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships.
Today the European Commission is presenting an Action Plan to support Member States in the integration of third-country nationals and their economic and social contribution to the EU.
On 26-27 May, Japan hosted the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit focused on the global economy, foreign policy and the migration and refugee crisis.
The Council adopted conclusions on the EU regional strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the Da'esh threat, outlining its priorities in working to achieve lasting peace, stability, security in Syria, Iraq and the wider region.