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Federica Mogherini © EU
17/11/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

At a Foreign Council Affairs meeting, chaired by Federica Mogherini, the new EU High Representative, EU foreign ministers discussed the latest developments in Ukraine. The situation in Middle East was also high on the agenda.

Fahrzeuge bei einer Luftverlastung © EU
06/11/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Union and its Member States have now pledged more than €1 billion in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This means the Union has already gone beyond the target set by the European Council on 24 October for €1 billion in assistance to stem the epidemic.

European Council group photo © EU
24/10/2014 - Energy, environment and climate / Consumer affairs and public health / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

EU leaders agreed to the world's most ambitious 2030 climate energy policy. They also decided to increase EU financial help to €1 billion to fight Ebola and discussed the state of the European economy. Euro area leaders also met in the Euro Summit format to discuss the euro area.

Map showing investment facilities © EU
22/10/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

While the European Court of Auditors (ECA) report delivers a positive verdict on the set-up and general effectiveness of blending regional investment facility grants with financial institution loans, it points out a number of key issues which need to be urgently addressed.

Catherine Ashton © EU
20/10/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxemburg, EU ministers discussed joint strategies to contain the Ebola virus. Latest developments in Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Syria and the Middle east were also on the agenda.

Cecilia Malmstrom, Angelino Alfano and Stefano Sannino © EU
10/10/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

Meeting in Luxembourg, home affairs and justice ministers held an in-depth discussion on the issue of foreign fighters. They also adopted conclusions on better managing migratory flows.

Map of Europe in form of puzzle © EU
08/10/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

In a set of annual reports adopted today, the European Commission has assessed the progress made over the past year by the countries wishing to join the EU in the Western Balkans and by Turkey, and the challenges ahead.

European Parliament in Strasbourg © EU
16/09/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Ukraine Association agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA).

Council building in Brussels © EU
11/09/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The EU took new sanctions targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia. They will enter into force on 12 September.

EU flags outside Justus Lipsius building © EU
31/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The Council has adopted further EU restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation.

Justus Lipsius building in Brussels © EU
29/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

On 29 July, the EU agreed a package of significant additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation.

Ms. Catherine ASHTON, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy © EU
22/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, EU ministers discussed the situation in Ukraine following the downing of flight MH17 as well as further sanctions against Russia. Gaza was also discussed.

Family photo © EU
16/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs

The European Council met to discuss a number of key appointments to be made for top EU positions. They also discussed new sanctions on Russia and the situation in Gaza.

Ships at sea and compass design in water © EU
08/07/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade / Justice and citizens’ rights

The European Commission today took a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas.

José Manuel Barroso, Akie Abe, Herman Van Rompuy © EU
07/05/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting in Brussels, EU and Japan leaders discussed economic and political partnership, neighborhood policy, the crisis in Ukraine, and key global challenges.

Photo de groupe du sommet UE-Afrique © UE
03/04/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The 4th EU-Africa Summit brought together more than 60 EU and African leaders, and a total of 90 delegations, to discuss the future of EU-Africa relations and reinforce links between the two continents.

Visa being scanned © EU
01/04/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The proposals presented will seriously shorten and simplify the procedures for those wanting to come to the EU for short stays, and induce more cost savings and less bureaucracy, whilst maintaining the level of security.

Stethoscope on Globe © EU
27/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Although 2013 has been a year of crises in some of its partners, reflecting political instability and difficult socio-economic conditions, the EU has continued to support efforts to enhance democratic governance, build security and support sustainable and inclusive development.

Handshake between Herman van Rompuy, Barack Obama and José Manuel Barroso © EU
26/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

Meeting at the occasion of the EU US Brussels summit, Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso, and President Barack Obama discussed the strong EU-US partnership, International foreign policy, the crisis in Ukraine and key global challenges.

EU flag in front of Commission building © EU
19/03/2014 - Enlargement, external relations and trade

The new MFA programme, expected to be approved by the EU's Council of Ministers in the coming weeks, is part of the package of support to Ukraine announced by the European Commission on 5 March and endorsed by the European Council on 6 March.

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