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#Syria – Declaration of the European Council on the situation in #Idlib

#Syria – Declaration of the European Council on the situation in #Idlib

| February 21, 2020

The renewed military offensive in Idlib by the Syrian regime and its backers, causing enormous human suffering, is unacceptable. The EU calls on all actors to cease hostilities immediately. The EU urges all parties to the conflict to fully respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law and to allow unimpeded […]

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#GeneralAffairsCouncil, 17 February

#GeneralAffairsCouncil, 17 February

| February 18, 2020

The Council prepared the special meeting of the European Council for 20 February. EU leaders will be called upon to agree on the EU’s multiannual financial framework for the 2021‑2027 period. Ahead of the summit, President Charles Michel had individual talks with all 27 leaders of the member states on the EU’s next long-term budget. […]

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#EUAuditors to examine #GenderMainstreaming in #EUBudget

#EUAuditors to examine #GenderMainstreaming in #EUBudget

| February 13, 2020

Gender mainstreaming is the practice of systematically considering gender when preparing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies and activities. The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit to assess whether the Commission has used gender mainstreaming in the EU budget to promote equality. Gender equality is one of the fundamental values enshrined in the […]

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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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#Armenia – EU puts  democratic reforms at the hear of its discussions with Armenia

#Armenia – EU puts  democratic reforms at the hear of its discussions with Armenia

| February 3, 2020

In a phone call between the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan took place today (3 February). The president of the European Council and the prime minister of Armenia discussed the EU-Armenia relations. Both parties pledged to further develop EU-Armenia bilateral cooperation, including commercial ties. Armenia’s […]

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Conference on the #FutureOfEurope

Conference on the #FutureOfEurope

| January 28, 2020

Ministers exchanged views on the proposed Conference on the Future of Europe due to start in 2020 and end in 2022.The European Council considered the idea of such a conference at its meeting on 12 December 2019. It asked the Croatian presidency to work towards defining a Council position on the content, scope, composition and […]

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#CentralAsia – Council adopts a new EU strategy for the region

#CentralAsia – Council adopts a new EU strategy for the region

| January 14, 2020

On 17 June 2019, the Council adopted conclusions on a new EU strategy on Central Asia, adapting the EU policy to new opportunities which have emerged in the region. The Council welcomes the strengthening of relations between the EU and Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan since the adoption of the first EU strategy for […]

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