Tag: New Zealand

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

| March 15, 2019

“The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the two terrorist attacks that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier today (15 March). “We stand in full solidarity with the people and authorities of New Zealand at this extremely difficult time and stand ready to support in […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini on official visit to New Zealand and Australia

High Representative/Vice President #FedericaMogherini on official visit to New Zealand and Australia

| August 8, 2018

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini (pictured) has on 7 and 8 August travelled to Wellington and Sydney for her first visits to New Zealand and Australia in her current role. Both visits will provide an opportunity for the High Representative/Vice-President to take stock of the excellent state of EU-New Zealand and EU-Australia relations respectively, to address […]

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Trade negotiations with #Australia and #NewZealand: Commission releases first negotiating proposals

Trade negotiations with #Australia and #NewZealand: Commission releases first negotiating proposals

| August 1, 2018

As part of its ongoing transparency efforts, the Commission has published reports from the first rounds of trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, as well as a set of EU text proposals covering 12 negotiating areas presented so far in the talks with Australia and 11 areas presented so far to New Zealand. Officials from the EU and Australia met […]

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Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

Commission welcomes first major Marine Protected Area in the Ross Sea as a landmark decision for #Antarctic

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today (28 October), after five years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea Region – the first major MPA in the history of the Antarctic. Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner Karmenu Vella expressed his deep satisfaction […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#FreeTrade: MEP calls for swift action on new trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

#FreeTrade: MEP calls for swift action on new trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Daniel Dalton MEP has backed the launch of free trade negotiations between the EU and Australia and New Zealand in a vote in the European Parliament. He gave strong backing to the commencement of negotiations as soon as possible on “deep and comprehensive” free trade deals with the two Commonwealth countries.    Speaking after the […]

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