Today the number of refugees from the Syrian crisis has passed a record 3 million people, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Reacting to the news, Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International… Read more
High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton, Vice-President Günther Oettinger, responsible for energy, and Commissioner for Trade Karel de Gucht, represented the EU in Minsk yesterday in discussions with Russia and Ukraine with a view to creating a… Read more
“We strongly condemn the escalation of fighting in and around Tripoli, Benghazi and across Libya, including attacks on residential areas involving air strikes by unidentified fighter jets. We reject the pursuit of political goals through… Read more
“We strongly condemn the outrageous murder of the US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
We express our sincere condolences to the family of this distinguished journalist, to his friends… Read more
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is helping European humanitarian aid arrive in Iraq as Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response is in the country to address the worsening… Read more
President Barroso expressed his concern with the security situation and condemned the shelling of a convoy of internally displaced people.
The President of the European Commission urged an enquiry on this incident and recalled the need… Read more