Tagged Federica Mogherini
Does the European Union need an army?
The debate over a European army is as old as the EU itself. While controversial, an army could be the answer to Europe’s crises, from migration to the rise of populism.
Vienna talks end with “hope for a political process” for Syria
Remarks by the EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the Syria talks Vienna, 30 October 2015 Good evening, It was a long, very long, and very substantial meeting. We tackled the major issues that were on the table. You will see the common statement, we have found common ground to continue the talks. I would…
Trying to avoid another Middle East disaster
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin, on 22 October 2015. Ms. Mogherini also met the US Secretary of State John Kerry and the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and planned to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the following days, in an effort to…
Iran deal reached
After 18 continuous days of talks, major world powers and Iran reached a historic deal on 14 July in Vienna. The arduous discussions mark the end of 13-year old gridlock over Iran’s nuclear ambitions and will provide sanctions relief for Teheran’s battered economy
EU praises UN Libya deal
An UN-proposed peace deal for Libya was signed late Saturday, 11 July 2015, in Morocco by some of the country’s political factions. The agreement was widely hailed as a move towards stability in the war-torn country. The deal lays the foundation for the establishment of a national unity government and the granting of legislative authority to the Tobruk-based assembly.
EU condemns Egyptian court ruling for ex-president Morsi
In a statement posted on the EU’s External Action website late on Sunday, 17 May, Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, made it clear that the bloc stands firmly against the death penalty imposed on former Egyptian President Morsi and more than 100 of his supporters. In line with the EU’s policy on the death penalty, the standard response to all court rulings that deliver such a punishment says that it is cruel, inhumane and fails to act as a deterrent. On Saturday, 16 May, a court in Cairo ruled against the ex-president, sentencing him to death for his escape from prison in 2011, while being detained during protests that toppled his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak
Emergency EU Summit Adopts Measures After Tragedies in the Mediterranean
The deaths of nearly 800 migrants fleeing violence and political turmoil in search of safety on European shores, which took place over a month after Ms. Mogherini’s remarks in New York, prompted an emergency EU summit of the heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, 23 April. But the meeting is already drawing criticism as many accuse the EU of providing a quick military response to a problem that begs a comprehensive foreign policy and humanitarian solution. The leaders in Brussels agreed that Europe’s “immediate priority” is to prevent additional carnage in the Mediterranean