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The European Union and Mexico held the 7th EU-Mexico summit in Brussels. Leaders agreed to reinforce the strategic partnership and modernise the EU-Mexico global agreement. They also agreed to strengthen political dialogue between the EU and Mexico on bilateral and multilateral issues.
The second EU-CELAC / 8th EU-LAC summit was held in Brussels on 10-11 June 2015 under the theme: "Shaping our common future: working for prosperous, cohesive and sustainable societies for our citizens".
The EU needs better tools to protect EU intellectual property in third countries, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. They ask the EU Commission to look into appropriate means and methods to this end.
On 7-8 June 2015, Germany hosted the meeting of the G7 heads of state and government. The summit focused on the global economy and climate change as well as on key foreign, security and development issues.
Leaders agreed to accelerate the negotiations for a strategic partnership agreement and a free trade agreement between the EU and Japan.
EU development ministers exchanged views on financing for development in the context of the negotiations towards the new post-2015 development agenda.
The Council established an EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean, EUNAVFOR Med. This decision is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge.
The Council discussed progress in negotiations on TTIP, the transatlantic trade and investment partnership with the United States, with a focus on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).
Today, the European Commission has approved financial support worth €16.6 million to assist Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit the country just over a week ago.
The 17th EU-Ukraine summit took place in Kyiv on 27 April 2015. This was the first summit taking place under the framework of the Association Agreement.
The European Commission is making available €3 million in its immediate response to the vast devastation caused by the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.
The special meeting of the European Council began with a standing silence for the victims of the Mediterranean shipwreck.
Ministers agreed to reinforce the fight against trafficking of human beings, to strengthen EU action to save lives at sea as well as enhance support for countries on the front line, by sharing the resettlement of refugees.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has significant potential for small and medium sized enterprises, according to a report released in Brussels today.
The European Union significantly increased its funding in response to the Syria crisis at today's Third International Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait. Together, the European Commission and Member States pledged close to € 1.1 billion - double the overall EU pledge at the 2014 Conference.
In a set of annual reports, the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy assessed the implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) with the 16 partner countries in the East and the South and made recommendations for the year ahead.
During the meeting, EU leaders agreed to create an Energy Union. They also discussed economic topics and external relations, the situation in Libya, relations with Russia and Ukraine, and the objectives of the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit in Riga.
The Council held an in-depth discussion on EU relations with Africa, covering peace and security, prosperity and partnership. The Council also adopted a strategy outlining how the EU and Member States are planning to counter the threat posed by ISIL/Da'esh and help restore peace and security in Syria and Iraq.
The Council unanimously adopted additional listings concerning separatists in Eastern Ukraine and their supporters in Russia. These consist of an asset freeze and a travel ban on 19 persons and 9 entities involved in action against Ukraine's territorial integrity.
The Council met in an extraordinary session to discuss the latest escalation of violence in Ukraine. It strongly condemned the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, especially in Mariupol, and the escalation of fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.