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Opening remarks by Commissioner Füle at the plenary session of the Foreign Affairs Council on Eastern Partnership

22/07/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 22 July 2014 Commissioner Füle participated today in the plenary session of the Foreign Affairs Council on Eastern Partnership and this is what he said in the beginning:  'Events in Ukraine since Vilnius have tested our determination and commitment."

 

Association Agreement: investment by today's Georgians in tomorrow

18/07/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Ratification of the European Union-Georgia Association Agreement Kutaisi, 18 July 2014 Mr Speaker, Mr Prime Minister, honourable Members, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured and privileged to address you today as you deliberate this momentous..."

 

New EU support for trade, private sector development and justice reform in Georgia

17/07/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2014 Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, will visit Georgia tomorrow to participate in the ratification of the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) by the Georgian Parliament."

 

Speech: Eastern Partnership reached important historic milestone

17/07/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Eastern Partnership reached important historic milestone Annual meeting of Lithuanian Ambassadors Vilnius, 17 July 2014 Minister Linkevičius, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to address you at this very crucial time for the..."

 

Conclusions of Donors conference for Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina “Rebuilding Together”

16/07/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 July 2014 In May 2014, severe weather and damaging floods hit entire regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, resulting in several dozens of casualties in both countries, causing the destruction of public and private infrastructures, as well as hitting hundreds of thousands of households,..."

 

Speech: Rebuilding together

16/07/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Rebuilding together International donors' conference for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia after the floods Brussels, 16 July 2014 Dear President Izetbegović, dear President Nikolić, Prime Ministers, Ministers, Ambassadors, distinguished guests, dear colleagues."

 

The European Commission announces the winners of the writing competition: “What does an enlarged EU mean to you?”

16/07/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 July 2014 Jan Getek, 15, from Poland, and Anastasia Liopetriti, 21, from Cyprus, are the winners of the writing competition entitled “What does an enlarged EU mean to you?”, organised by the European Commission."

 

Speech: Situation in Ukraine

15/07/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Situation in Ukraine European Parliament Plenary debate Strasbourg, 15 July 2014 President, Honourable Members, The crisis in Eastern Ukraine has not abated - each day we continue to receive alarming reports about casualties."

 

International donors' conference for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia after the floods

11/07/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 July 2014 Under the motto "Rebuilding together", the European Commission will host a donors' conference in Brussels on 16 July to mobilise further support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the aftermath of the recent floods."

 

Enhanced cooperation within the Stabilisation and Association Process

10/07/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2014 Enhanced cooperation within Enhanced cooperation within Purpose, principles and composition/participation This informal initiative is a forum of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia."

 

HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON UKRAINE: COORDINATING AND IMPLEMENTING THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

08/07/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 July 2014 JOINT CONCLUSIONS On 8 July 2014, the European Union (EU), Member States, Ukraine, other donor countries – United States, Canada, Japan, Norway, Switzerland –, international organisations – CoE, OSCE, UNDP, OECD – and International Financial Institutions –EBRD, EIB, IMF (observer), WBG, AFD, KfW..."

 

Speech: Making support for Ukraine more effective

08/07/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: High Level meeting on Ukraine: coordinating and implementing the international support Brussels, 8 July 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to welcome you all to our first high-level donors' coordination meeting following the signing..."

 

High level meeting to coordinate international support for Ukraine

04/07/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 July 2014 On 8 July, the EU institutions and member states, Ukrainian government and international donors will gather for a High Level Meeting in Brussels to discuss the key priorities and support for Ukraine going forward."

 

EU-Belarus: Meeting with Ales Bialiatski in Strasbourg

02/07/2014

"European Commission Statement Strasburg, 2 July 2014 Strasbourg (2 July) – Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with prominent Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski in Strasbourg on Wednesday."

 

Joint statement by the Spokespersons on the peace process in Turkey

01/07/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 1 July 2014 Joint The spokespersons of EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission and of the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, issued the following statement today: "The EU welcomes the presentation by the..."

 

Opening remarks at Senior Officials' Meeting with ENP Southern partners

26/06/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy European Neighbourhood Policy Senior Officials' Meeting with Southern partners Brussels, 26 June 2014 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am glad to welcome you again and continue our exchanges that we have started a few years..."

 

EU candidate status for Albania

25/06/2014

"European Commission Statement Luxembourg, 24 June 2014 At the General Affairs Council meeting today in Luxembourg, Ministers from the EU Member States have agreed – based on the recommendation by the European Commission (see report) to grant EU candidate status to Albania, subject to endorsement by EU heads of states..."

 

EU-Montenegro: More results needed on the ground

25/06/2014

"European Commission Statement Luxembourg, 24 June 2014 The representatives of the European Union and Montenegro met in Luxembourg in two formats to advance the accession negotiations at the Accession conference and to review progress in the overall bilateral relations in the framework of the Stabilisation and Association Council."

 

EU candidate status for Albania

24/06/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 June 2014 At the General Affairs Council meeting today in Luxembourg, Ministers from the EU Member States have agreed – based on the recommendation by the European Commission (see report) to grant EU candidate status to Albania, subject to endorsement by EU heads of states..."

 

EU to mobilise additional support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina's post-disaster recovery

23/06/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 June 2014 The European Commission will host a Donors' Conference in Brussels on 16 July to continue its help with the aftermath of the devastating floods in the Western Balkans and mobilise further support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to deal with the..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle to the media after meeting with the representatives of the Civil Society

17/06/2014

"European Commission Ankara, 17 June 2014 Statement Let me start by stressing EU's and my personal strong dismay and condemnation about recent atrocities in Iraq. I´d also like to express our solidarity and support for Turkey regarding the abduction of your citizens in Mosul."

 

Speech : Opening remarks of Commissioner Füle at the EU-Turkey working group on Chapter 23

17/06/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech : Third meeting of the working group on chapter 23 - Judiciary and fundamental rights Ankara, 17 June 2014 I am glad to be here today with Ministers Çavuşoglu and Bozdağ at this third..."

 

EU releases €250 million of grants to support Ukraine

13/06/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 June 2014 The European Commission has made the first disbursement of €250 million to Ukraine to support institutions and reforms in the country. This payment is part of the "State Building Contract" programme signed on 13 May after the joint meeting between the European..."

 

Cyprus: Appreciation and support for Chambers of Commerce

05/06/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 5 June 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels the presidents of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, Phidias Pilides and Fikri Toros."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Zoran Zaev, President of SDSM party in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

05/06/2014

"European Commission Brussels, 5 June 2014 Statement Commissioner Štefan Füle met today with Zoran Zaev, President of SDSM, the main opposition party in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In the aftermath of the recent elections, they discussed the repeated OSCE/ODIHR recommendations in relation to biased media coverage and the..."

 

EU-Albania: 3nd High Level Dialogue

04/06/2014

"European Commission MEMO Tirana, 4 June 2014 Tirana, (6 March) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle visited Albania on Wednesday for another round of the High Level Dialogue on the Key Priorities."

 

European Union reaffirms its support for Palestine refugees

04/06/2014

"Commission Press release Brussels, 4 June 2014 European Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy today signed a Joint Declaration on EU support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for..."

 

Enlargement and Western Balkans what's next?

03/06/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Enlargement and Enlargement and Western Balkans Conference Vienna 2014 Vienna, 3 June 2014 Ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Let me thank the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the invitation to speak to you..."

 

EU announces new support for the Palestinian people

28/05/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 May 2014 The European Union has made available €200 million to ensure support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in order to provide vital basic services to the Palestinian people..."

 

EU mobilises additional financial support for Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees

28/05/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 May 2014 The European Commission has announced an additional financial assistance package, in total €21 million, for Lebanon to mitigate the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in the country."

 

EU gives €65 million to help Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aftermath of floods

27/05/2014

"EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 27 May 2014 In response to severe floods which hit Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, the EU continues to provide help and assistance to deal with the consequences of this natural disaster."

 

European Commission's support to Georgia

21/05/2014

"MEMO Brussels, 21 May 2014 European Commission The European Commission has met today the government of Georgia, led by Prime Minister Garibashvili. The meeting confirms Georgia's unique relationship with the EU. The European Commission is fully committed to political association and economic integration with Georgia, and to support Georgia's programme..."

 

L’Union européenne s’engage pour le renforcement de la démocratie au Maroc

20/05/2014

"COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Bruxelles, 19 mai 2014 Dans le cadre de son initiative SPRING 2013 (Support for Partnership, Reform and Inclusive Growth), l’Union européenne a adopté la décision de financer un projet de 3 millions d’euros en faveur du Maroc visant à soutenir les capacités d'action de la Chambre des représentants du Parlement marocain."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Foreign Minister of Morocco Salaheddine Mezouar

19/05/2014

"European Commission Rabat, 19 May 2014 Statement 'Monsieur le Ministre, mesdames, messieurs, c'est un plaisir d'être ici parmi vous au Maroc. L'UE et le Maroc ont un partenariat privilégié et nous maintenons d'excellentes relations.  I come to Morocco to give a new impetus and ambition to our bilateral relations. My first message is to underline the strategic importance of..."

 

Speech for the commemoration of 70th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars

16/05/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commemoration event Kiev, 16 May 2014 Dear Prime Minister, Dear Mustafa,  Ladies and Gentlemen, Earlier this month, we celebrated the 69th anniversary of the end of the Second World War."

 

Statement following the meeting with the President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

15/05/2014

"European Commission Brussels, 15 May 2014 Statement Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels with President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, during his first visit abroad since his re-election. They discussed recent developments in the country and EU integration efforts."

 

European Commission's support to the Republic of Moldova

15/05/2014

"MEMO Brussels, 15 May 2014 European Commission The European Commission has met today the government of the Republic of Moldova, led by Prime Minister Leancă. The meeting took stock of the latest developments in the Republic of Moldova, addressed both sides’ preparations to ensure that the future EU-Moldova Association Agreement..."

 

EU's support to partners in transition links values with economic and social progress

14/05/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy EBRD Annual meeting in Warsaw, Poland Brussels, 14 May 2014 Mr President, Prime Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity to share with you today my views and personal experience..."

 

Statement to the media after the EU-Algeria Association Council

13/05/2014

"European Commission Brussels, 13 May 2014 Statement Algeria and the EU share the objective of a deepening and strengthening their relations. We expressed today our common commitment to developing our bilateral relations. To reach this objective, we have proposed to swiftly finish negotiations to adopt an ENP Action Plan that..."

 

Statement of Commissioner Füle after the meeting of the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Council

12/05/2014

"European Commission Brussels, 12 May 2014 Statement We had a very good and forward looking meeting. We have welcomed Albania's continued commitment to EU-related reforms and have taken note of the actions taken by the government in a number of areas, with particular attention to developments related to the rule..."

 

Speech: Future of Western Balkans is within the European Union

08/05/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Conference Thessalonikki, 8 May 2014 Ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the Greek Presidency for inviting me to today's conference. The timing couldn't be more appropriate."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister of Kosovo

06/05/2014

"European Commission Pristina, 6 May 2014 Statement Mirëdita! I am glad to be in Pristina again. It is striking that every time I come we can mark one more milestone in Kosovo's relations with the EU: - two years ago we launched the Feasibility Study on Stabilisation and Association Agreement, - last year I reported..."

 

Closer to the EU: additional funding for Georgia and Moldova

06/05/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 May 2014 The European Commission has announced today a support package for Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, worth €60 million. This support package will help public institutions, citizens and the business community to seize the benefits and opportunities of the Association Agreements with..."

 

EU-Kosovo: Formal negotiations for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement concluded

06/05/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy National Council for European Integration Kosovo, 6 May 2014 Madame President, Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of the Assembly, Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, This is the third time I have been given the honour of speaking..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle to the media after meeting with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić

05/05/2014

"European Commission Belgrade, 5 May 2014 Statement "It is a pleasure to be back in Serbia, only one week after High Representative Catherine Ashton visited Belgrade. Take these visits as coordinated efforts of both of us to send a very clear message to the Serbian authorities about our high expectations..."

 

Statement to the media after meeting with President Tomislav Nikolić

05/05/2014

"European Commission Belgrade, 5 May 2014 Statement Dobar dan, it is good to be back in Serbia and start my visit with the meeting with President Nikolić. This is a crucial period for EU-Serbia relations and an important chapter in the modern history of Serbia is being written – a..."

 

Judicial cooperation between BiH and Montenegro

30/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 April 2014 On 29 April 2014, the European Commission hosted the signing ceremony for the "Protocol on Cooperation in Prosecution of Perpetrators of War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide" concluded between the Prosecutor's Offices of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro."

 

10th anniversary of 2004 enlargement

30/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 April 2014 On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement Štefan Füle, Commissioner in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy said: 'The 10th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement is a very special moment."

 

Speech: SouthMed: Bringing civil society out of the periphery of EU-Mediterranean relations

30/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum Brussels, 30 April 2014 Mr Vice President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends Good morning everyone and welcome to the first, and..."

 

10th anniversary of the 2004 enlargement – strategic benefits, impact and the current enlargement agenda

30/04/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 April 2014 Watch the video message of President Barroso: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I088920&sitelang=en Ten years ago, on 1 May 2004, the EU enlarged from 15 to 25 Member States (and with two subsequent enlargements to 28)."

 

Civil Society from the Southern Neighbourhood and the EU launch structured dialogue

30/04/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 April 2014 Representatives of more than 150 civil society organisations, academics, media, government representatives and international organisations from the Southern Neighbourhood and Europe, from the Southern Neighbourhood gathered in Brussels to launch, with the EU, a major new initiative for the Southern Mediterranean, aimed..."

 

Eastern European partners deserve a different future

29/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Budapest, 29 April 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, participated in the 5th Annual Visegrad Group (V4) meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs on Eastern Partnership countries in Budapest."

 

EU announces new support for Ukraine's transition

29/04/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 April 2014 In response to the urgency of mobilising assistance contributing to the stabilisation and development of Ukraine, the European Commission has today adopted a special support package worth €365 million."

 

First EU- Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum takes place in Brussels

28/04/2014

"European Commission Media Advisory Brussels, 28 April 2014 More than 150 civil society organisations from the Southern Neighbourhood and Europe will gather in Brussels on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 April for the first EU-Southern Neighbourhood Civil Society Forum."

 

EU-Georgia: Signature of Association Agreement top priority

25/04/2014

"European Commission Press release Prague, 25 April 201 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili in Prague on Friday. The Commissioner and the President agreed that signing the Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) in..."

 

Speech: Time to show stronger, more resolute and determined Eastern Partnership

25/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: International Expert Conference on Eastern Partnership Prague, 25 April 2014 Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate the opportunity extended by President Zeman together with the organisers of the event, to address today's International Expert Conference..."

 

Speech: Welcoming remarks to the Eastern Partnership Civil Society in the Czech Senate 

25/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: === Fifth anniversary of the Eastern Partnership === Prague, 24 April 2014 Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends."

 

European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Eastern Partnership: relevance and necessity clearer than ever - remarks delivered on behalf of the President of th...

24/04/2014

"Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European High Level Meeting on the 5th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership Prague, 24 April 2014 "President Zeman, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen."

 

EU-Moldova: Challenges ahead of signing the Association Agreement

24/04/2014

"European Commission Press release Prague, 24 April 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with President  of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti in Prague today. They discussed the situation in the country, including the many regional challenges it is faced with, and agreed that the political..."

 

April infringements package: main decisions

16/04/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 April April In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law."

 

Speech: Russian pressure on Eastern Partnership countries, destabilisation of eastern Ukraine

16/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Plenary Session, European Parliament Strasbourg, 16 April 2014 Honourable Members, It was in mid-December, when we discussed the outcomes of the Vilnius summit and a massive support for reform, modernisation, and a chance to..."

 

EU-Tunisia: More steps to deepen cooperation and support

14/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Luxembourg, 14 April 2014 Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle to the press following  the Foreign Affairs - EU-Tunisia Association Council: 'I would like to add my voice to congratulate Tunisia for the inclusive political process that led to the adoption of the Constitution."

 

Speech: New Europe and enlargement in a new political context

11/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Conference on 10 years of the Czech membership in the EU: "The Czech Republic and Europe through each other's eyes" Prague, Czech Republic, 11 April 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, Development in the..."

 

EU-Turkey: Need to re-engage in reforms in line with EU standards

10/04/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 April 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Brussels today to discuss how to intensify the dialogue on key elements of EU-Turkey relations. Before their meeting they both participated..."

 

Speech - Mutual benefits of the EU-Turkey Customs Union

10/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Conference "EU-Turkey Customs Union: Time for a re-set?", Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Brussels, 10 April 2014 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, European Union-Turkey relations are based on a number of strategic foundations."

 

SPEECH - State of EU-Turkey relations: achievements and disappointments

10/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy SPEECH - European Parliament, EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee Brussels, 10 April 2014 Chairmen, Honourable Members, First of all, I understand that Hélène Flautre is co-chairing the EU-Turkey joint parliamentary committee for the last time."

 

Speech: Benefits for the environment and human health of both communities

08/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Opening of the new Nicosia Wastewater Treatment Plant Nicosia, 8 April 2014 Dear Constantinos, dear Kadri, Excellencies, honourable guests, ladies and gentlemen - kalimera, iyi günler! I am honoured to be here today to..."

 

A unique opportunity to put an end to division

07/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Dinner with representatives from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities Nicosia, 7 April 2014 Good evening - kalispera - iyi akşamlar! Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to be back on..."

 

EU-Egypt: reviewing on-going cooperation and priorities for the future

03/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 2 April 2014 Commissioner Štefan Füle met with Mr Nabil Fahmy, Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The meeting was an occasion to review the state of on-going cooperation between the European Commission and Egypt, and discuss priorities for the future in the context..."

 

Speech: Strengthening and empowering Ukraine through decentralisation

02/04/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Plenary session of the Committee of Regions on Ukraine with the participation of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman Brussels, 2 April 2014 'President Valcárcel, Deputy Prime Minister Groysman, Mayor Abuladze, Honourable..."

 

Albania has the capacity to tackle its European integration challenges

02/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 2 April 2014 Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, met with Edi Rama, Albanian Prime Minister, in Brussels today. Commissioner Füle welcomed Albania's continued commitment to EU-related reforms and praised the actions taken by the government in the fight against organised crime and..."

 

EU-Kosovo: about the final stage of SAA negotiations

01/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 1 April 2014 Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, met today with Vlora Çitaku, Minister for European Integration, and Enver Hoxhaj, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to review Kosovo's progress in the EU reform process."

 

Preparing Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova for association with EU

01/04/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 1 April 2014 In the context of growing regional pressures on Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, and delivering on its pledge to coordinate international assistance to Ukraine, the European Commission agreed with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in the presence of EU Commissioner  Štefan Füle on 1 April in Brussels..."

 

New cooperation agreement between the Commission and Council of Europe on human rights, democracy and rule of law

01/04/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 1 April 2014 The European Commission and the 47-nation Council of Europe (CoE) have today signed a “Statement of Intent” putting in place a new framework for cooperation in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Regions for the period 2014-2020."

 

Speech - 2013 ENP Package

31/03/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy 2013 ENP Package Presentation to AFET committee European Parliament, Brussels Brussels, 31 March 2014 Chairman, Honourable Members, Let me start with the obvious: these are challenging times for the European Union's relations with its neighbours,..."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2013 – Ukraine

27/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 The 2014 annual “Neighbourhood Package” consists of a joint Communication (“Neighbourhood at the Crossroads”) and a set of country specific and regional reports. The report on the Republic of Ukraine underlines key/main developments and reform efforts in 2013 and makes recommendations for the..."

 

PEV Rapport de suivi 2013 – Tunisie français (fr)

27/03/2014

 

ENP Package – Syria

27/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 Syria continues to be embroiled in an armed internal conflict that causes far-reaching harm and damage. While all bilateral cooperation with the Syrian regime has been suspended, the EU endeavours to provide direct support, as much as possible in very difficult circumstance, to..."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2013 – Palestine1

27/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 The 2014 annual “Neighbourhood Package” consists of joint Communication (“Neighbourhood at the Crossroads”) and a set of country specific and regional reports. The report on Palestine underlines key/main developments and reform efforts in 2013 and makes recommendations for the year to come."

 

PEV Rapport de Suivi 2012 - Maroc français (fr)

27/03/2014

 

ENP Package – Libya

27/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 Since the Revolution in 2011, Libya has made some progress on the path of democratic transition, as witnessed, among others, by the first ever free elections in July 2012. However, three years after the revolution, fundamental challenges remain."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2013 – Lebanon

27/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 The 2014 annual “Neighbourhood Package” consists of a joint Communication (“Neighbourhood at the Crossroads”) and a set of country specific and regional reports. The report on Lebanon underlines key/main developments and reform efforts in 2013 and makes recommendations for the future."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2013 – Jordan

27/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 The 2014 annual “Neighbourhood Package” consists of a joint Communication (“Neighbourhood at the Crossroads”) and a set of country specific and regional reports. The report on Jordan underlines key/main developments and reform efforts in 2013 and makes recommendations for the year to come."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2013 – Republic of Moldova

27/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 The 2014 annual “Neighbourhood Package” consists of a joint Communication (“Neighbourhood at the Crossroads”) and a set of country specific and regional reports. The report on the Republic of Moldova underlines key/main developments and reform efforts in 2013 and makes recommendations for the..."

 

Neighbourhood at the crossroads – taking stock of a year of challenges

27/03/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 March 2014 The EU's annual report on the implementation of its Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) shows a mixed picture. 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..."

 

Speech: Human rights and fundamental freedoms – the silver thread running through our actions

25/03/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: One World Documentary Film Festival, Brussels Brussels, 24 March 2014 Ladies, gentlemen, dear friends, Allow me to start by thanking the organisers of the annual One World Documentary Film Festival for inviting me to..."

 

EU-Ukraine: Unprecedented visit to follow-up on Association Agreement signature

24/03/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 24 March 2014 Brussels (24 March) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will visit Ukraine on Tuesday and Wednesday. He will head a sizeable delegation, including also Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski and high-level representatives of various Directorates General..."

 

Ukraine: Decentralisation and support for regions important part of EU help

24/03/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 March 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Governor of the Donetsk region Serhiy Taruta in Brussel today. They exchanged views on the current situation in the country and discussed challenges in the Donetsk region and the rest of..."

 

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle on the blocking of Twitter in Turkey

21/03/2014

"European Commission Brussels, 21 March 2014 Statement Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy issued this statement: "The ban on the social platform Twitter.com in Turkey raises grave concerns and casts doubt on Turkey's stated commitment to European values and standards."

 

EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: work programme for 2014

20/03/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 March 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki, of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in Brussels today."

 

EU-Serbia: Election result proof of support for EU orientation

17/03/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 17 March 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle has made the following remarks on the recent elections in Serbia and their results: “I would like to congratulate Serbia for holding this Sunday early general elections which according to the international electoral observers..."

 

Speech: Crimea referendum: major threat to the stability of the borders in Europe

12/03/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament, plenary debate on 'Invasion of Ukraine by Russia' Strasbourg, 12 March 2014 Mr. President, Honourable members, It is very nice to have among us Mr Petro Poroshenko and his delegation today."

 

Speech - The 2013 Progress Report on Turkey

11/03/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech - European Parliament, plenary debate Strasbourg, 11 March 2014 President, Honourable Members, I would first of all like to thank Ms Oomen-Ruijten for the high quality of the report and for her continuous contribution..."

 

Speech - Priorities for EU relations with the Eastern Partnership countries

10/03/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech - European Parliament plenary discussion, 10 March 2014   President, Honourable Members, Dear Pawel, I came here to strengthen the messages in your report."

 

“What does an enlarged EU mean to you?” Engaging young people in a competition on enlargement

10/03/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 March 2014 The European Commission has launched a writing competition entitled “What does an enlarged EU mean to you?” targeting young people from the EU as well as from countries in the enlargement process."

 

EU-Albania: 2nd High Level Dialogue progress and commitment to EU integration

06/03/2014

"European Commission MEMO Tirana, 6 March 2014 Tirana, (6 March) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle visited Albania on Thursday for another round of the High Level Dialogue on the Key Priorities."

 

EU-Georgia: Financial support to strengthen democratic institutions

04/03/2014

"European Commission Press release Tbilisi, 4 March 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle signed two financing agreements in Tbilisi on Tuesday to support public finances reform in Georgia and to strengthen the role and capacities of the Parliament."

 

EU-Georgia: About myths and true benefits of Association Agreement

04/03/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Tbilisi, Georgia, 4 March 2014   Ladies and Gentlemen, This is an exciting year for relations between the European Union and Georgia.  After initialling our Association Agreement (AA) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area..."

 

Statement of Commissioner Füle after the meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia

04/03/2014

"European Commission Tbilisi, 04 February 2014 Statement 'Good afternoon, We had a very good discussion with the Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and number of his government colleagues. Let me make 4 points on what we discussed: 1) We talked about the preparations for the signature of the Association Agreement and..."

 

Message of EU support for Georgia

04/03/2014

"European Commission Statement Tbilisi, 04 February 2014 During his visit to Georgia Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze. This is what he said to the media following the meeting: 'Good afternoon, Am glad to be here, although I am sorry I had..."

 

Speech: EU response to events in Ukraine

26/02/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament, Plenary Debate on Ukraine Strasbourg, 26 February 2014 President, Honourable Members, It has not even been a month since I last stood here."

 

Speech: Investments in Western Balkans – a new approach

24/02/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development London, UK, 24 February 2014 Prime Ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here with you at the EBRD today and I congratulate..."

 

Speech - Working together in the Mediterranean – more important than ever

19/02/2014

"European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - 9th Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial meeting on industrial cooperation in the Mediterranean region Brussels, 19 February 2014 Dear Ministers, Dear Secretary General of the UfM, Dear Vice President of the European Investment..."

 

Bosnia-Herzegovina - EU: Deep disappointment on Sejdić-Finci implementation

18/02/2014

"European Commission MEMO Sarajevo, 18 February 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday and Tuesday to continue the efforts to help the political leaders in the country to find compromises needed to move Bosnia and Herzegovina forward on its European path."

 

EU-Ukraine: "Only a Ukrainian plan can work"

13/02/2014

"European Commission Statement Kyiv, 13 February 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle continued EU's political efforts in helping Ukraine to find solution to the political crisis. He held talks with partners in Kyiv on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday."

 

Statement by the spokespersons of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the enactment of amendments to the legislation on non-governmental organisation...

12/02/2014

"European Commission Brussels, 12 February 2014 Statement The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, issued the following statement today: "The High Representative and the Commissioner..."

 

EU-Turkey: Ministerial dialogue in Brussels

10/02/2014

"European Commission Statement Brussels, 10 February 2014 High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu and Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu for political dialogue on Monday in Brussels."

 

Speech: Revival of practical regional cooperation in the Mediterranean

07/02/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Brussels, 7 February 2014 Honourable Members, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the European Institute of the Mediterranean and the European Parliament for their kind invitation."

 

Speech: Right to Education in Transnistria

06/02/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament, Plenary Session Strasbourg, 6 February 2014 Mr. President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, The Republic of Moldova is facing a very difficult political situation this year, where deep-rooted domestic factors of instability are compounded by..."

 

Speech: Montenegro: continued perseverance required

05/02/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Joint debate Balkans / progress reports, European Parliament, Plenary Session 5 February 2014 President, Honourable Members, Thank you for your invitation to participate in today's joint debate."

 

Speech: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: important to move towards European integration

05/02/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Joint debate Balkans / progress reports, European Parliament, Plenary Session 5 February 2014 President, Honourable Members, Thank you for your invitation to participate in today's joint debate."

 

Speech: EU door for Bosnia and Herzegovina still open

05/02/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Joint debate Balkans / progress reports, European Parliament, Plenary Session 5 February 2014 President, Honourable Members, Thank you for your invitation to participate in today's joint debate."

 

Speech: Ukraine: how to find way out of the current crisis

05/02/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament, Plenary Session 5 February 2014 President, Honourable Members, Let me start by thanking the Parliament for organising today's important debate."

 

EU-Georgia: Prime Minister Gharibashivili in Brussels

03/02/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 February 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Gharibashvili in Brussels today. It was the Prime Minister's first official visit to Brussels since taking office last November and first meeting with Commissioner Füle."

 

Statement of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle after his visit to Kiev

25/01/2014

"European Commission MEMO Kiev, 25 January 2014 Kiev (25 January) – “I visited Ukraine on behalf of President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton on Friday and Saturday.  To underline that the EU remains engaged in facilitating a peaceful, negotiated solution out of..."

 

Speech: Moldova: At Comrat University about myths and benefits of Association Agreement

23/01/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Речь в Комратском Университете, Молдову 23 января 2014 Госпожа ректор, господин башкан, дорогие студенты, дамы и господа, Я очень рад возможности быть рядом с жителями Гагаузии сегодня, в этот важный момент вашей истории."

 

Speech: Moldova: At Comrat University about myths and benefits of Association Agreement

23/01/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Comrat University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova 23 January 2013 *English translation of the speech that was delivered in Russian Madam Rector, Governor, dear students, ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to engage with the people..."

 

EU-Moldova: relations developing at full speed

23/01/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 January 2014 During his visit to Moldova Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met together with Commissioner Dacian Cioloş the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Iurie Leancă."

 

Speech: EaP: In Moldova on results of EU's support to agriculture and rural development

23/01/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova 23 January 2013 Minsters, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, This is the first Eastern partnership ministerial meeting after the Vilnius summit."

 

EU-Turkey: need to maintain progress in our relations

22/01/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Brussels today to continue the discussion they started at their first meeting in Strasbourg last week."

 

EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: about EU agenda for 2014

22/01/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met today with Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir Besimi and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki, of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia."

 

EU-Serbia: Important milestone in accession process

21/01/2014

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 January 2014 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated today in Brussels in the first EU-Serbia Accession Conference. This is what he said after the meeting to the media: 'Good morning, dobar dan i dobro došli! Ovo je istorijskij dan za Srbiju,..."

 

President Barroso meets Serbian Prime Minister Dačić

21/01/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 January 2014 President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso met today with Serbian Prime Minister, Mr Ivica Dačić and First Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Aleksandar Vučić, ahead of the first Intergovernmental Conference between the European Union and Serbia."

 

L'Union européenne soutient un développement agricole et rural plus efficace et inclusif en Tunisie français (fr)

20/01/2014

 

L'Union européenne en faveur d'une meilleure gouvernance environnementale en Tunisie français (fr)

20/01/2014

 

Additional €20 million to support Jordan in Syria refugee crisis

20/01/2014

"European Commission Memo Brussels, 20 December 2013 The European Union (EU) has recently decided to increase its support to help Jordan and Jordanian host communities cope with the Syrian refugee crisis by an additional €20 million."

 

Further EU support for southern Neighbourhood to boost socio-economic development

20/01/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 January 2014 The European Union (EU) has recently adopted an assistance package worth €45 million to support development and cooperation with a number of southern Neighbourhood partner countries."

 

Supporting human rights-based migration management and asylum system in Libya

20/01/2014

"European Commission memo Brussels, 20 December 2013 The European Union (EU) has announced a €10 million programme which will contribute to the establishment of a “rights-based migration management and asylum system in Libya”. It is financed through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI)."

 

EU and Kosovo* discuss rule of law

16/01/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 January 2014 The representatives of Kosovo and the EU met for the third time in the framework of the Structured Dialogue on the Rule of Law in Brussels today. Kosovo presented a comprehensive overview of the progress it made in the rule of law..."

 

Speech: Iceland: respecting decision and remaining open

15/01/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: 2012 progress report on Iceland and post-election perspectives, European Parliament, Plenary Session 15 January 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, It is a pleasure for me to contribute to your debate on the 2012 progress report on Iceland and the..."

 

Speech: Boosting Serbia’s and Kosovo’s European future

15/01/2014

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Joint debate Balkans / progress reports, European Parliament, Plenary Session 15 January 2013 President, Honourable Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, 100 years ago, a spark in the Balkans ignited a war that engulfed Europe in chaos and devastation."

 

EU-Turkey: First meeting with Minister M.Çavuşoğlu

15/01/2014

"European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 15 January 2014 The European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and the Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met in Strasbourg for an open and constructive first meeting."

 

Syrian crisis: EU pledges additional funding for humanitarian aid as needs continue to rise

14/01/2014

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 January 2014 The European Commission will pledge an extra €165 million for vital humanitarian assistance and for areas such as education and support to host communities and local societies for 2014 at the International Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait on 15 January."

 

EU support to rural development in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

23/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 December 2013 The European Commission has approved €18 million to support reforms in agriculture and rural development in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. This funding complements the €56 million already available under the country's 2012-2013 national programme of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance..."

 

EU to grant 178.7 million EUR to support key reforms in Serbia

23/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 December 2013 Today the European Commission adopted the 2013 national programme for Serbia under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). The €178.7 million programme will help Serbia implement reforms in key areas such as rule of law, public administration, social inclusion, private sector development,..."

 

EU to grant EUR 41.9 million to Bosnia and Herzegovina

23/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 December 2013 Brussels, 23 December 2013 – Today the European Commission adopted the 2013 national programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). The funds available amount to EUR 41.9 million. This is EUR 45 million less than initially envisaged."

 

Additional €30 million to boost aid for victims of Syria crisis

23/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 December 2013 Just as winter weather has hit Syria and the region, the European Commission has mobilised an additional €30 million aimed at providing urgently needed assistance to the conflict-affected population inside Syria, as well as to Syrian refugees and host communities in neighbouring..."

 

New funding to support economic development, civil society and institution building in Armenia

20/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 December 2013 The European Union has adopted a package of €41 million to support civil society, regional development and agriculture in Armenia. This assistance is being provided in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy."

 

Additional funding to support the normalisation between Kosovo and Serbia

20/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 December 2013 The European Commission has approved additional funds to support the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia. Following its announcement at the end of October to allocate at least €15m under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) to address the needs of Serb..."

 

EU-Montenegro: Important milestone in accession negotiations

18/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated today in the EU-Montenegro Inter-Governmental Conference. This is what he said after the meeting: 'Today's Inter-Governmental Conference is a milestone in the accession negotiations with Montenegro: we have opened 5 chapters, namely: chapter..."

 

EU-Montenegro: Inter-Governmental Conference

18/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated today in the EU-Montenegro Inter-Governmental Conference. This is what he said after in the meeting: 'Dear Ministers, your Excellencies, It is a great pleasure for me to join Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevičius and..."

 

EU Enlargement: Way forward after GAC

17/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated today in the General Affairs Council. This is what he said after the meeting: 'Good evening, Let me add couple of words to the enlargement-related part of the General Affairs Council: I welcome..."

 

EU-Morocco: 2013 remarkable year for relations

16/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 December 2013 Today Commissioner Štefan Füle participated in the EU-Morocco Association Council. After the meeting he said: 'Bonjour et bienvenue, chers amis. Si je regarde les derniers douze mois, je peux dire avec plaisir que deux mille treize était une année remarquable pour nos relations..."

 

New EU regional development and protection programme for refugees and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq

16/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 December 2013 The EU has announced a Regional Development and Protection Programme for refugees and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, as part of its long-term development response to the Syrian refugee crisis."

 

EU-Ukraine: Association Agreement is an offer to the country and its people

12/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Ukrainian deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov in Brussels today to discuss ways towards the signature and implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement."

 

Eastern Partnership: progress in deep democracy and human rights rewarded with additional funding

12/12/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 December 2013 The European Commission has announced the 2013 allocations under the 'Eastern Partnership integration and cooperation' (EaPIC) programme, which will go towards projects to boost economic opportunities in rural areas, advance reforms in the energy sector, improve job market management, offer vocational education..."

 

The Multiannual Financial Framework: The External Action Financing Instruments

11/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 1. What is the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)? What are the proposals for the external instruments? The MFF translates the EU's political priorities for seven years into financial terms."

 

Approval of the financing instruments for EU external action by the European Parliament

11/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 Joint Statement by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle and Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs We are highly pleased that the European Parliament has just approved the legislative package on the EU's external instruments."

 

EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority

11/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 December 2013 The EEAS and the Commission welcome today’s report from the Court of Auditors on the EU Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the PEGASE Mechanism."

 

Albania has delivered and so should the EU

10/12/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy 2013 progress report on Albania, European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg 10 December 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, I would like to thank the Parliament, and the rapporteur, Mr Vuljanic, for his excellent report on Albania."

 

Speech - IPA and ENI reflecting EU's support to closest neighbours

10/12/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Joint debate External instruments, European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg 10 December 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, I would like to thank both rapporteurs for the quality of the report."

 

Speech - Time to get stronger in our commitment to EaP and reforms in Ukraine

10/12/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Outcome of the Vilnius Summit and the future of the Eastern Partnership, in particular as regards Ukraine, European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg 10 December 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, May I start with a humble plea? Get united."

 

Speech - EU-Ukraine: standing ready to help and support

10/12/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Outcome of the Vilnius Summit and the future of the Eastern Partnership, in particular as regards Ukraine, European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg 10 December 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, The Vilnius Summit is continuing in the streets and squares..."

 

EU-Azerbaijan: Willingness to enhance cooperation on all levels

09/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated in the Cooperation Council between Azerbaijan and the European Union in Brussels today."

 

EU-Armenia: New context but same resolve to take partnership forward

09/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle participated at the 14th Cooperation Council between Armenia and the European Union in Brussels today."

 

EU-Albania: With I.Meta on cross-party cooperation in parliament

05/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met Albanian Parliament Speaker Ilir Meta in Brussels today. The meeting provided an opportunity to review Albania's progress on EU-related reforms."

 

EU-Turkey: ready to sign readmission agreement

04/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met today with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu in Brussels to discuss the latest developments in EU-Turkey relations."

 

Speech - Enlargement: Need for bold visions

03/12/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy EnlargementSpeech - Enlargement Friends of Europe conference: 'Western Balkans: Fast lane, slow lane' 3 December 2013 I have just returned from Prague where we held 16 hours of talks with the political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina trying to..."

 

EU-Serbia: inclusivity important in accession process

03/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 Following his meeting with Dragan Djilas, leader of the Democratic Party from Serbian Commissioner Štefan Füle said: "Today I met the leader of the Democratic Party from Serbia, Dragan Djilas."

 

EU-BiH: Sejdić-Finci positive progress 

03/12/2013

"European Commission MEMO Prague, 3 December 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Štefan Füle chaired another round of political consultations aimed at finding the solutions for the open issues on Bosnia and Herzegovina´s way to the European Union in Prague."

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on last night's events in Ukraine

30/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 November 2013 The European Union strongly condemns the excessive use of force last night by the police in Kyiv to disperse peaceful protesters, who over the last days in a strong and unprecedented manner have expressed their support for Ukraine's political association and economic integration..."

 

Today at the third Eastern Partnership summit

29/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Vilnius, 29 November 2013 The signing ceremony at the Eastern Partnership Summit included the following items: 1. Signature of a visa facilitation agreement with Azerbaijan (See also Council press release) o Signing for the Presidency of the Council and the EU: Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas..."

 

Speech - Eastern partnership challenges on the road ahead

28/11/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Eastern Partnership Civil Society conference/ Vilnius, Lithuania 28 November 2013 Madam President, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate the opportunity extended by the Lithuanian Presidency to address today's Civil Society Conference."

 

Speech - Association agreements with Eastern Partners: Opening new doors to investment and trade

28/11/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - 2nd Eastern Partnership Business Forum /Vilnius, Lithuania 28 November 2013 Prime Minister, Ministers, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to have the opportunity to open the 2nd Eastern Partnership Business Forum. The timing,..."

 

Commission proposes visa-free regime to Moldova

27/11/2013

"European Press release Brussels, 27 November 2013 Commission The Commission proposed today to allow visa-free travel to the Schengen area for Moldovan citizens holding a biometric passport. This proposal builds on the successful implementation by the Republic of Moldova of all the benchmarks set in its Visa Liberalisation Action Plan."

 

Third Eastern Partnership summit Vilnius 28-29 November 2013

26/11/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 November 2013 The third Eastern Partnership summit will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 28-29 November 2013. It will bring together heads of state or government from the 28 EU member states with those of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine."

 

FACTSHEET Eastern Partnership summit Vilnius, 28-29 November 2013

26/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 November 2013 The third Eastern Partnership summit will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 28-29 November 2013. It will bring together heads of state or government from the 28 EU member states with those of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine."

 

EU-Jordan: €45m to support civil society, media, justice and security sectors

25/11/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 November 2013 The European Commission will provide €45m to Jordan to support civil society and media as well as assisting the government in efforts to reform the justice and security sectors."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier

25/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 November 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier in Brussels today. They discussed possibilities to further enhance cooperation between the two institutions, as well as recent developments in areas of mutual interest."

 

EU-Albania: strong commitment to reforms and EU integration

22/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 November 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Albanian Ministers of European Integration, Ms Klajda Gjosha, Justice, Mr Nasip Naco and Interior, Mr Sajmir Tahiri, in Brussels today."

 

Renewed EU support to reunification in Cyprus

22/11/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 November 2013 The European Commission approved a new 31 million EUR financial assistance programme for the Turkish Cypriot community. This renewed funding is the continuation of a successful EU funded programme which focuses on promoting the economic integration of the island and improving contacts between the..."

 

Renewed EU support to key reforms in Turkey

22/11/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 November 2013 The EU will provide more than 236 million EUR to support Turkey's reform efforts in key areas such as judiciary and fundamental rights, migration and border management, energy, environment and climate change, social development, as well as agriculture and rural development."

 

New EU support to Egypt for rural development and waste management

21/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 November 2013 The European Union is investing in the critical areas of waste management and rural development cooperation with Egypt, with total funding of €47 million, in order to improve socio-economic conditions for the Egyptian people."

 

New EU support for regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean

21/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 November 2013 The European Union has announced two new programmes to boost regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean. The first will target young women and men from the region to empower them and encourage them to take a more active role in political and social..."

 

New EU support to Libya for economic integration and human rights

21/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 November 2013 The European Union has announced a €15 million package financed from the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) for “Support to Libya for Economic Integration, Diversification and Sustainable Employment” (€10 million) and “Protection of vulnerable people in Libya” (€5 million)."

 

EU reinforces its support to democratic and economic transition in the Southern Neighbourhood

21/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 November 2013 The European Union has decided to allocate €150 million to the Support for Partnership, Reforms and Inclusive Growth (SPRING) programme for 2013. This financial contribution reflects the EU policy towards the Neighbourhood and its key principle of “More for more” ('More for more' means..."

 

L'Union européenne soutient la relance économique en Tunisie français (fr)

21/11/2013

 

Nouveau soutien européen au développement rural et à l’agriculture en Algérie français (fr)

21/11/2013

 

EU boosts support to democratic reforms and development in the Southern Neighbourhood

21/11/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 November 2013 Countries of the Southern neighbourhood will receive almost half a billion euro from the European Commission in support of their transition and reform efforts. The European Commission has adopted today an assistance package of €476 million to foster development and cooperation with..."

 

L’UE annonce un nouveau soutien à la mise en œuvre du Statut Avancé et à la stratégie éducative au Maroc français (fr)

21/11/2013

 

Statement by Commissioner Füle after his visit to Kiev

20/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 November 2013 I have come to Kyiv on 18-20 November 2013 on behalf of European Commission’s President Barroso to discuss with President Yanukovych preparations of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius next week, including the signature of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement."

 

Speech - South-Med: The role of transport in regional cooperation

14/11/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Union for Mediterranean Transport Ministerial Conference, Brussels 14 November 2013 Dear Ministers, Dear Secretary General, Dear Vice President of the European Investment Bank, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to participate in this first Union for..."

 

EU-Kosovo: With Minister Hoxhaj about SAA and normalisation with Serbia

13/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 November 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle met with Kosovo's Minister for Foreign Affairs Enver Hoxhaj in Brussels today. They discussed developments in Kosovo and in the region following the recent first round of local elections in Kosovo."

 

Renewed EU support to key reforms in Albania

13/11/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 November 2013 Today the European Commission adopted the 2013 national programme for Albania under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). The 82 million EUR programme will finance 19 programmes tailored to the specific needs of the country, supporting reforms and investments in key areas..."

 

EU-Albania: After the 1st session of High Level Dialogue

12/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 November 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle visited Tirana to launch a High Level Dialogue on the Key Priorities with Albania, which is to provide valuable support for key reforms."

 

Speech - EU integration and perspective of membership

11/11/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - ‘Next generation Europe’, Students Convention, Tirana, Albania 11 November 2013 Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen, dear students, In less than one year I will leave this position and I was wondering who might be my successor."

 

EU-Albania: preparing to launch High Level Dialogue

11/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 November 2013 Today Commissioner started his visit in Tirana by meeting President Bujar Nishani, Speaker of the Parliament Ilir Meta and Prime Minister Edi Rama. This is what he said after the meeting with the Prime Minister: Good evening, I am glad to be here,..."

 

Speech - EU-Turkey: Progress in women's human rights

07/11/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Conference "Progress in women's human rights'', Istanbul, Turkey 7 November 2013 Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Looking at the list of speakers I am the only male voice you will hear today."

 

The EU hosts a meeting with International Finance Institutions to discuss the Eastern Partnership and enhance cooperation

06/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 06 November 2013 A high-level meeting took place today between the European Union and major International and European Financial Institutions to discuss the Eastern Partnership in the run-up to the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius this November."

 

European Commission and the Financial Institutions agreed to intensify their cooperation for innovative infrastructure solutions in the Western Balkans

05/11/2013

"Press release Brussels, 5 November 2013 European Commission European and International Financial Institutions have agreed to intensify their cooperation on key infrastructure investment in the Western Balkan countries and to jointly develop innovative financial instruments which pool public and private funds."

 

EU-Turkey: Putting accession talks back on track, new chapter opened

05/11/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 November 2013 The European Union and Turkey started today accession talks on a new chapter. At the Ministerial Accession Conference in Brussels Chapter 22 (Regional policy & coordination of structural instruments) was opened."

 

Additional EU funding in support of the normalisation of relations between Kosovo* and Serbia

31/10/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 October 2013 The European Commission will allocate additional funding under the EU's Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) to support the implementation of the 'First agreement of principles' governing the normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia."

 

Moldova: with leaders of coalition parties on strengthening the EU agenda

29/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 October 2013 Commissioner Štefan Füle met leaders of coalition parties of Republic of Moldova in Brussels today and made the following statement: 'I met with political leaders from the Republic of Moldova, Mr Marian Lupu, Vladimir Plahotniuc, Vlad Filat, Valeriu Streleţ, Ion Hadârca and Oleg..."

 

Speech - ENP – Engaging with civil society on the transformation in the neighbourhood

29/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Meeting with Civil Society Organisations, Brussels 29 October 2013 Commissioner Füle met with Civil Society Organisations in the framework of the annual consultation process with stakeholders in view of the preparation of the next European Neighbourhood Policy..."

 

Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of Georgia’s presidential election

28/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 October 2013 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, have made the following statement: "We congratulate President-Elect Giorgi Margvelashvili on his victory in..."

 

EU starts the Stabilisation and Association Agreement negotiations with Kosovo

28/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 October 2013 Today the negotiations of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Kosovo will start in Pristina. The SAA will represent the first comprehensive contractual relationship between Kosovo and the EU and an important milestone in Kosovo's European integration process."

 

Syria crisis: EU delivers on its pledges and mobilises another €85 million for Syria and Jordan

28/10/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2013 The European Commission has allocated another part of the recent package of €400m to deal with the consequences of the Syrian crisis. This newest allocation is aimed at providing assistance to the population inside Syria, Syrian refugees and host communities living in..."

 

EU - former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Meeting with N. Gruevski

25/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 October 2013 Brussels (25 October) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski accompanied by Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki in Brussels today."

 

EU-Moldova: with I. Leancă about Vilnius Summit and beyond

23/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 October 2013 Strasbourg (23rd October) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with Prime Minister of Moldova Iurie Leancă in Strasbourg today. They discussed the preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius next month."

 

Speech - In the EP about implementation of ENP (package 2013)

22/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg Motion of a resolution on the ENP (package 2013) 22 October 2013 President, Honourable Members, I welcome the resolution of the European Parliament on the European Neighbourhood Policy 'package' of 2013 and..."

 

Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Georgia and Moldova join Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership

22/10/2013

"European Commission Joint Press release Brussels, 22 October 2013 Armenia, Georgia and Moldova have joined the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) in a move to significantly boost their support for energy efficiency and the reduction of harmful emissions."

 

Speech - Additional support for energy efficiency and environment in Armenia, Moldova and Georgia

22/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Pledging Conference for the expansion of the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), Luxembourg 21 October 2013 Mr Chairman, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, With only a few weeks to go before the Vilnius Summit on..."

 

Speech - Enlargement Package 2013

16/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Enlargement Package 2013 Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), European Parliament/ Brussels 16 October 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and gentlemen. Twenty years ago the Western Balkans was torn by conflict."

 

Key findings on the 2013 European Commission report on Iceland

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Icelandic government has decided to put the accession negotiations on hold and has indicated that the negotiations will not continue unless approved through a referendum."

 

Key findings of the 2013 progress report on Turkey

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Commission's 2013 Progress Report on Turkey highlights a number of important steps taken by Turkey over the past 12 months, notably the adoption of a fourth judicial reform package and the start of a peace process to end terrorism and violence in..."

 

Key findings of the Progress Report on Serbia

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 Key findings of the Progress Report on Serbia The Progress Report on Serbia is part of the 2013 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 16 October. 2013 was a historic year for relations between the EU and Serbia with the decision..."

 

Key findings of the 2013 Progress Report on Montenegro

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Progress Report on Montenegro is part of the 2013 Enlargement Package adopted today by the European Commission. This is the second Progress Report on Montenegro since the country opened accession negotiations with the EU in June 2012."

 

Key findings of the Progress Report on Kosovo*

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Progress Report on Kosovo is part of the 2013 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 16 October. The Commission concluded that 2013 has been a historic year for Kosovo on its path to the European Union."

 

Key findings of the 2013 Progress Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Progress Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is part of the 2013 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 16 October. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was the first country to sign a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with..."

 

Key findings of the 2013 Progress Report on Albania

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Progress Report on Albania is part of the 2013 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 16 October. The European Commission concluded that Albania made good progress on its path towards EU integration, notably by adopting measures identified as essential for..."

 

Key findings of the 2013 Progress Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

16/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Progress Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the 2013 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 16 October. The Commission concluded that Bosnia and Herzegovina has made very limited progress in addressing the political criteria."

 

EU enlargement: priorities for 2014

16/10/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2013 In a set of annual reports adopted today, the European Commission recommends granting EU candidate status to Albania and, for the fifth time in a row, the opening of accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia."

 

Speech at the National Round Table on European integration

11/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Ukrainian parliament Verkhovna Rada / Kyiv, Ukraine 11 October 2013 Mr Speaker, Prime Minister, honourable members, representatives of Ukraine's civil society, What a pleasure to be back here to participate in this special format of the National Roundtable."

 

Statement by the Spokespersons of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on Presidential elections in Azerbaijan

11/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 October 2013 The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission and Commissioner Štefan Füle, issued the following statement today: "The High Representative and the Commissioner take note of the preliminary findings..."

 

Speech - EU-Ukraine: Dispelling the Myths About the Association Agreement

11/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - International Conference "The Way Ahead for the Eastern Partnership"/ Kyiv, Ukraine 11 October 2013 Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the organisers of this conference and the promoters of the 'Our..."

 

Speech - The importance of EU-Ukraine cooperation for children

10/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Welcome address at the dinner hosted by S. Arbuzov First Vice Prime Minister in honour of the conference "The Way Ahead for the Eastern Partnership" and the inauguration of "Our Kids" Centre by the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society, in..."

 

EU-BiH: After the 3rd round of High Level Dialogue on Accession Process

10/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2013 Brussels (10th October) – The representatives of the European Commission, and institutional and political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina, resumed the third meeting of the High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process in Brussels today, chaired by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood..."

 

EU action in the fields of migration and asylum

09/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 October 2013 The European Union is developing a broad range of policies and instruments to manage the increasing challenge of migration, security of external borders and asylum. It does so in full respect with human rights and fundamental values."

 

Speech - Civil Society at the Heart of Eastern Partnership

04/10/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - 5th Meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum/ Chisinau, Moldova 4 October 2013 Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Participants and Guests of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, I am delighted that the Forum is taking..."

 

Moldova: With Prime Minister I. Leancă about Association Agreement and remaining challenges

03/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Chișinau, 3 October 2013 Following his meeting with Prime Minister Leancă today in Chișinau Commissioner Fule made the following remarks to the press: ''Moldova's efforts to implement the European values make it an important partner for the EU and Eastern Partnership front-runner."

 

Š.Füle in Moldova: Bilateral meetings and discussions with EaP Civil Society

03/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 October 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will take part in the fifth meeting of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Chisinau on 3-4 October. It will be the first time this Forum takes place in a partner country."

 

EU-Turkey: Meeting with E. Bağış

02/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 October 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış in Brussels today. They discussed the state of play in the EU accession negotiations and the upcoming Progress Report."

 

BiH: Agreement on how to come to solution on pressing issues

01/10/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 1 October 2013 Brussels (1st October) – The representatives of the European Commission, and institutional and political leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina held the third meeting of the High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process in Brussels today and jointly agreed these Conclusions: CONCLUSIONS During the..."

 

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle on banning the Pride Parade in Serbia

27/09/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 September 2013 I regret the decision of the Serbian authorities not to allow the Pride Parade march to be held in Belgrade on 28 September 2013, for the third year in a row, on security grounds."

 

Eastern Partnership: HR/VP Ashton and Commissioner Füle with Foreign Ministers on preparations for Vilnius

26/09/2013

"European Commission Press release New York, 26 September 2013 High Representative/Vice President (HR/VP) Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle together with the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius met with the Foreign Ministers of the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in New York..."

 

Syria: EU biggest donor, leads international aid response, reaching 7 million people in need

25/09/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 September 2013 Responding to the unprecedented humanitarian needs in and around Syria, the EU has so far mobilised almost € 1.8 billion in relief and recovery aid from both the Commission and Member States, making it the largest international contribution accounting for a significant..."

 

Additional €34 million contribution to Syria’s children, as EU becomes largest donor to UNICEF

25/09/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 September 2013 New York (24 September) – UNICEF and the European Union signed a new cooperation agreement today that provides an additional €34.2 million ($45 million) to protect children affected by the Syria crisis and promote access to learning in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon."

 

Speech - Ready to join? Perspectives on further EU enlargement and what it means for transatlantic business

24/09/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - American Business Forum on Europe /New York, USA 23 September 2013 Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, First let me thank the American Business Forum on Europe for the invitation to speak to you today and for hosting..."

 

Speech - EU - Ukraine: In Yalta about progress towards signing the Association Agreement

20/09/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - 10th Yalta Annual Meeting, in Yalta, Ukraine 20 September 2013 I am glad to be here, in Yalta, for the fourth time! What do you want? ..."

 

Speech - Rights of Crimean Tatars

19/09/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Conference on the Rights of Crimean Tatars, Crimea 19 September 2013 Chairman of the council of ministers, Foreign Minister, Minister of Culture, Representatives of the Mezhlis of Crimean Tatar and other groups of the Crimean Tatar Community,..."

 

Commissioner Š.Füle met Astrid Thors, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

17/09/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 September 2013 Brussels, (17th September) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Astrid Thors, the newly appointed OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities today."

 

EU-Serbia: On the preparations for next steps in the accession negotiations

17/09/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 September 2013 Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Branko Ružić, new Serbian Minister in charge of European integration and Tanja Miščević, Chief Negotiator for Serbia’s accession negotiations 'I am delighted to welcome to Brussels today Mr Branko Ružić, the new Serbian..."

 

EU-Georgia: Meeting with the Minister of Justice

17/09/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 September 2013 Brussels (17th September) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Georgian Minister of Justice Tea Tsukuliani in Brussels today."

 

EaP: Transparent policy for the benefit of Eastern Neighbours and also their partners

13/09/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 September 2013 Press points by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle at the third Informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue in Yerevan: 'Good afternoon, it is a pleasure to be in Yerevan for the second time this year and especially on the occasion of..."

 

Statement on the pressure exercised by Russia on countries of the Eastern Partnership

11/09/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament Plenary, in Strasbourg 11 September 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, The Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius is fast approaching."

 

Speech - EU policy towards Belarus

11/09/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - European Parliament Plenary Paleckis report 'EU policy towards Belarus', in Strasbourg 11 September 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, Thank you for this timely opportunity to discuss European Union policy towards Belarus."

 

Lebanon: Further support of €58 million to deal with Syria crisis

10/09/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 September 2013 The European Commission has adopted new funding today for a total of €58 million in support of Lebanon. The objective of this newly adopted assistance is to alleviate the impact of the high influx of refugees from Syria."

 

The EU announces assistance package for development in Palestine during Prime Minister Hamdallah's visit to Brussels

09/09/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 September 2013 The European Union has made available €52 million for development projects in Palestine to support economic and social development and institution-building measures foreseen by the Palestinian National Development Plan for 2011-2013."

 

Armenia: EU position on the latest developments

04/09/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 September 2013 In July this year, after three and a half years, we finalised the negotiations of the Association Agreement (including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area) with Armenia."

 

EU-Lebanon: new support to improve security and social cohesion

04/09/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 September 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Ambassador of Lebanon to the EU Rami Mortada to discuss recent developments in the country and EU´s support for Lebanon. "I strongly condemn the recent terrorist bombings in Tripoli and Beirut."

 

Speech - Strengthening the Role of Women in the South Mediterranean

04/09/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Civil Society Forum, in Brussels 4 September 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to have this opportunity to speak with you today and would like to thank you most sincerely for this invitation."

 

Cyprus: Renewed EU support to preserve the island's cultural heritage

04/09/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 September 2013 The European Commission has launched a new project to strengthen the efforts already in place to preserve the island-wide cultural heritage in Cyprus. The EU contribution will amount to €2 million and will support the work of the bi-communal Technical Committee on..."

 

EU and Serbia: enhanced cooperation rules enter into force

31/08/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 August 2013 Serbia is making one more step forward on its way to the EU membership. On 1 September the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Serbia enters into force, bringing concrete benefits in trade relations and advancing the accession..."

 

Ukraine: With P.Poroshenko about Association Agreement and reforms

30/08/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 August 2013 Brussels (30th August) – To conclude a series of this week´s meetings on Ukraine, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle held talks with deputy chairman of the European Integration Committee of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Petro Poroshenko in Brussels..."

 

EU and EBU ready to cooperate on strengthening public media in European Neighbourhood

30/08/2013

"European Commission Press Release Brussels, 30 August 2013 The European Commission and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) agreed to extend their cooperation in strengthening public media in the countries of the European Neighbourhood."

 

New EU support for sustainable urban development in the European Neighbourhood

30/08/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 August 2013 The European Commission has today announced a new programme which will help cities in the EU’s Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood to address local sustainable development challenges such as energy efficiency, security of energy supply and sustainable economic growth."

 

Ukraine: With opposition leaders on European reforms

29/08/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 August 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with three leaders from the Ukrainian parliamentary opposition: Vitaliy Klichko (UDAR), Oleh Tiahnybok (Svoboda) and Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Batkivshyna) to take stock of the EU reform related agenda and of the outstanding issues which..."

 

EU announces further support for economic development and elimination of social inequality in Morocco

29/08/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 August 2013 The European Commission has announced the first part of its 2013 action programme for Morocco. Amounting to €110 million, this programme is a reflection of the European Union’s commitment to economic and social development in Morocco."

 

EU-Ukraine: Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Andriy Klyuyev about the road to signing the Association Agreement

27/08/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 August 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met today with Andriy Klyuyev, Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, appointed by the President of Ukraine to ensure coordination of activities of the central executive authorities in the field of European..."

 

Statement on the adoption of constitutional amendments in Montenegro

01/08/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 1 August 2013 The European Commission welcomes that the parliament of Montenegro adopted a set of constitutional amendments aimed at enhancing the independence of the judiciary. We commend the constructive efforts of different political forces to reach this result. The adoption of these amendments is a strong signal that Montenegro is able to achieve..."

 

New European Union programme to support economic and political governance in Algeria

30/07/2013

"European Commission Press Release Brussels, 30 July 2013 Under the SPRING programme (Support for Partnership, Reform and Inclusive Growth), established to assist the southern Neighbourhood countries in the wake of the Arab Spring, the European Commission today adopted a programme to support governance in Algeria."

 

Joint Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on completion of negotiations on the future Association Agreement with Armenia

29/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 July 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: "We are delighted to confirm the substantive completion of the negotiations on the future..."

 

Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on completion of negotiations on the future Association Agreement with Georgia

25/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: "We are delighted to confirm the substantive completion of the negotiations on the future Association..."

 

European Neighbourhood Policy – Priorities and Directions for Change

25/07/2013

"Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Neighbourhood Policy Neighbourhood Policy Annual Conference of Polish Ambassadors/ Warsaw, Poland 25 July 2013 Minister, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here with you today to exchange views on the priorities and future directions of..."

 

New European Union support on health and development for Belarusian people

25/07/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 July 2013 The European Commission has adopted a new programme for Belarus which will promote healthy lifestyles, as well as local and regional development. The programme includes two areas for the benefit of the population at large."

 

Closing remarks by Štefan Füle Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy at the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting

23/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 July 2013 'Allow me to welcome the very good participation and the engaging discussion we have had today. On the substance of the discussions, the contributions from our partners were interesting and clearly defined."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the Stabilisation and Association Council with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

23/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 July 2013 Today's meeting was a useful opportunity to jointly review progress in the accession process. We discussed this in the context of the Stabilisation and Association (SA) Agreement and the priority areas of the High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD).  I would like to highlight..."

 

Speech- Address to the Parliamentary Assembly of Kosovo

18/07/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech- Parliamentary Assembly of Kosovo/ Pristina, Kosovo 18 July 2013 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of the Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for your invitation today."

 

Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Vlora Citaku, Minister for European Integration of Kosovo, and Enver Hoxhaj, Fore...

18/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Pristina, 18 July 2013 Mirëdita dhe urime! Është shumë mirë me u kthy përsëri në Prishtinë, pas gjithë këtyre lajmeve të mira për Kosovën. (Good afternoon and congratulations! It is great to be back in Pristina after all this good news for Kosovo.) I am very happy..."

 

Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić

18/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Belgrade, 18 July 2013 I just had a warm and fruitful discussion with President Nikolić at the end of my visit to Serbia, where I met with the Serbian Government, visited the Parliament and visited the Serbian Euro-Integration Office."

 

Address to the Serbian Parliamentary Assembly

18/07/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Serbian Parliamentary Assembly/ Belgrade, Serbia 18 July 2013 Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to warmly thank you, Mr Chairman, for your invitation to address this Assembly today."

 

Press points by Commissioner Füle following  his meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić in Belgrade

17/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 July 2013 •Dóbar dán. Drágo mi je da sam pónovo u Beógradu nákon ódluke Évropskog sáveta o otváranju prégovora. (I am pleased to be in Belgrade again after EC decision to open accession negotiations.) Serbia has entered the last phase in its relations with the..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) Mr Habib Ben Yahia

16/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 July 2013 I am glad that I could welcome once again Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) Mr Habib Ben Yahia here in Brussels today to discuss how the EU can further support the cooperation and integration in the Maghreb."

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle in Belgrade: Serbia entering new phase of relations with the European Union

16/07/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 July 2013 Commissioner Füle will be in Belgrade on 17 and 18 July to meet with the Serbian leadership and to welcome the country entering a decisive new phase in its relations with the European Union, after the European Council of 28 June decided..."

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle in Pristina about negotiations on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement

16/07/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 July 2013 Commissioner Füle will be in Pristina on 18 July to meet with Kosovo leaders and to congratulate them after the Council of 28 June gave the green light for opening of negotiations on a Stabilisation and Association Agreement."

 

Georgia's European Way

12/07/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Conference: "Georgia's European Way: EU’s Eastern European partners – Towards the Vilnius Summit", in Batumi, Georgia 12 July 2013 Mr Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers and Parliamentarians, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen I am delighted to be in Batumi for the..."

 

Georgia: more EU support for safer and easier movement of people and goods

11/07/2013

"European Commission Press release Tbilisi, 11 July 2013 The European Union supports Georgia with a new € 16 million programme on Border Management and Migration. On Thursday 11 June, 2013 the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, and the State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Alexander..."

 

Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Bidzina Ivanishvili, Prime Minister of Georgia

11/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Tbilisi, 11 July 2013 I am delighted to be here to attend the annual Batumi conference, which has become a very important part of the calendar for me. Its focus on the preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in November in Vilnius is an additional proof of..."

 

Speech - Developing the EU-Armenia Partnership

10/07/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Public meeting with students, media and think tanks at Hotel Marriot, in Yerevan, Armenia 10 July 2013 Chairman, Distinguished Guests, I am delighted to have the opportunity to address you today."

 

Remarks to the press by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in Tbilisi

09/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Tbilisi, 9 July 2013 I am glad to be in Tbilisi and have the opportunity to meet with President Saakashvili. I will be coming back to your beautiful country in just in a couple of days to participate in this year's Batumi conference and I will meet with the Prime Minister and the government in Batumi..."

 

In Georgia and Armenia: time to deepen our cooperation and commit to shared values

09/07/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 July 2013 Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy visits Georgia and Armenia on 9-12 July to discuss EU's relations and cooperation with the two countries and take stock of the progress made in the final phase of the negotiations for..."

 

Speech - We want to see Bosnia and Herzegovina succeed

08/07/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy We want to see Bosnia and Herzegovina succeed Inter-parliamentary Meeting EU-Bosnia and Herzegovina, European Parliament/ Brussels 8 July 2013 Bosnia and Herzegovina has repeatedly confirmed it wants to become a member state of the European Union."

 

Moldova: Role of Opposition in explaining Association Agreement

03/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 3 July 2013 (Strasbourg 2 July) Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with chairman of the Liberal Party of the Republic of Moldova Mihai Ghimpu in Strasbourg today."

 

Moldova: With President Timofti about drawing lessons from political crisis

02/07/2013

"European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 2 July 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with President of Moldova Nicolae Timofti in Strasbourg today.  They exchanged views on the latest developments in the country and the ambitions in the joint agenda related to the Eastern Partnership summit in..."

 

New funding to support businesses in the Eastern Partnership countries

01/07/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 1 July 2013 The European Commission has adopted today a programme to support Small and Medium Sized enterprises (SMEs) and trade opportunities in the countries of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. “Our Eastern neighbours have been hit hard by the economic crisis."

 

Croatia's accession to the European Union - Q&A

28/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 June 2013 On Monday 1 July Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatia's accession marks another milestone in the construction of a united Europe. It also provides fresh evidence of the transformative power of the European Union: torn by conflict..."

 

Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union

28/06/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 June 2013 On Monday 1 July Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatia's accession marks another milestone in the construction of a united Europe."

 

EU and UNICEF: Fewer children behind bars, greater reforms needed

28/06/2013

"European Commission Joint Press Release Brussels, 27 June 2013 Children in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have seen steady and positive reforms in children’s rights but still face huge barriers in accessing justice, according to a new European Union-UNICEF report launched today at a conference on justice for..."

 

Speech: The world we seek: the rights and freedoms of children

27/06/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech: High Level Conference on Justice for Children in Europe and Central Asia /Brussels 27 June 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to welcome you to the High Level Conference on Justice for Children, jointly organised by..."

 

Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle following the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council

26/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 June 2013 It was a very constructive fourth meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between the European Union and Montenegro. We had the opportunity to examine the political and economic challenges that accumulated in Montenegro in the recent weeks and months."

 

Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle following the 15th EU-Moldova Cooperation Council 

25/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Luxembourg, 25 June 2013 This current round of the Cooperation Council gave us the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in EU-Moldova relations in the aftermath of the recent political crisis in Moldova."

 

Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference after the General Affairs Council's (GAC) meeting in Luxembourg

25/06/2013

"xc European Commission MEMO Luxembourg, 25 June 2013 Let me start with Turkey: The European Commission welcomes that the Member States reached agreement to open Chapter 22 (regional policy and coordination of structural instruments) and in principle on the Common Position."

 

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the parliamentary elections in Albania

25/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 June 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: "We would like to congratulate the citizens of Albania for the parliamentary elections of 23..."

 

EU-Ukraine: Good progress but still more to be done

24/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Luxembourg, 24 June 2013 Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle to the press after the EU Ukraine Cooperation Council in Luxembourg One year ago, I started the press conference after the Cooperation Council by noting that discussions had focussed on how Ukraine could get back on track to..."

 

"Towards a comprehensive EU approach to the Syrian crisis": an EU joint communication

24/06/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 June 2013 The European Commission and the High Representative adopted on Monday 24 June a joint communication, mapping out a comprehensive EU approach in response to the conflict and its consequences both in Syria and its neighbouring countries."

 

Croatia's accession to the European Union

21/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 June 2013 Croatia's accession to the European Union on 1 July will mark another milestone in completing the construction of the EU. It provides fresh evidence of the transformative power of EU enlargement policy: torn by conflict only two decades ago, the country is now..."

 

Speak-Up!2: Loud wake-up call for improving media freedom in Western Balkans and Turkey

20/06/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speak-Up! 2 Conference on Freedom of Expression and Media in the Western Balkans and Turkey 20 June 2013 Very warm welcome to everybody, Just over two years ago, at the first Speak Up! Conference, I underlined the European Commission's..."

 

Speech: Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina: Agreements on border management signed

19/06/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Signature ceremony of Agreements between Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brussels 19 June 2013 I welcome the Chair of the Council of Ministers Bevanda, Deputy Prime Minister Pusić and Minister Lagumdžija and their delegations."

 

Montenegro: need to deal with accumulating domestic challenges

18/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 June 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanović in Brussels today. The main focus of their discussions was the political situation in the country and progress in accession negotiations."

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the parliamentary elections in Albania on 23 June 2013

17/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 June 2013 "The parliamentary elections in Albania on 23 June represent a crucial test for the country's democratic institutions and its progress towards the European Union. We continue to monitor closely the preparations of the elections stressing the need to hold them in line with..."

 

Speech - On the need to support concrete projects for the success of Union for Mediterranean

17/06/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat/ Barcelona, Spain 17 June 2013 Dear Ministers, dear Secretary General, Dear Vice President of the European Investment Bank, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here again in Barcelona speaking..."

 

Speak Up!2 conference on media freedom in the Western Balkans and Turkey

17/06/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 June 2013 To assess the challenges faced by the media in the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey, the European Commission is organising a second SpeakUp! conference on 20 June in Brussels."

 

UfM: new support for facilitating trade with the South Mediterranean

17/06/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 June 2013 On the occasion of his third visit to the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, Commissioner Füle has announced new support for a programme for the South Mediterranean region. Called “Logismed Training Activities”, the programme has been launched today in Barcelona."

 

Press points by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Iurie Leancă Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

14/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 June 2013 ''This was my first meeting with Iurie Leanca in his new capacity as Moldovan Prime Minister I have wished him good luck. He has a challenging task. I appreciate that Prime Minister´s first trip abroad led to Brussels."

 

Statement by the spokespersons of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the adoption by the Human Rights Council of a resolution on human rights in Belarus

14/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 June 2013 The spokespersons of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Commissioner Štefan Füle made today the following statement: "We welcome yesterday's adoption by the Human Rights Council of a resolution on Belarus by a solid majority of..."

 

Iceland: first meeting with the new Foreign Minister

13/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 June 2013 Press points by Štefan Füle Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy following his meeting with Mr Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland: ''Good afternoon, And once again, welcome Minister."

 

Speech - Crucial moment in EU-Turkey relations

12/06/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Debate on Turkey at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament, Strasbourg 12 June 2013 I was in Istanbul last week to address a conference on the future of European Union-Turkey relations."

 

Speech - EU-Turkey bound together

07/06/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy EU-Turkey bound together Conference of Ministry for EU Affairs ''Rethinking Global Challenges: Constructing a Common Future for Turkey and the EU'' Istanbul, Turkey 7 June 2013 Prime Minister, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Before speaking about our common future, which..."

 

European Investment Bank and Kosovo* sign Framework Agreement

07/06/2013

"Commission Press release Brussels/Pristina, 7 June 2013 European Today, Mr Anton Rop, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Kosovo’s Finance Minister, Mr Besim Beqaj, signed a Framework Agreement governing future EIB activities in Kosovo, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr Hashim Thaçi, and the Head..."

 

Joint statement by the spokespersons of High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on amendments to the Criminal Code in Azerbaijan

06/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 June 2013 The Spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: "The High Representative and the..."

 

In Istanbul about challenges and vision for Turkey' s EU accession

05/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 June 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will visit Istanbul on Thursday and Friday to discuss the accession process of Turkey. He will meet with Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış, representatives of the civil society and think-tanks."

 

Azerbaijan: with parliament speaker on shared ambitions for a successful Vilnius Summit

05/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 June 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met Oktay Sabir Asadov, Chairman of the Milli Majlis, the parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Brussels today."

 

Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the Egyptian NGO trial verdicts

05/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 June 2013 ''We wish to express our concern at the recent Court ruling in Egypt sentencing the 43 employees of foreign NGOs referred to trial in December 2011 to between one and five years in jail."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his visit to the Zaatari refugee Camp after inaugurating a new school and signing agreement with UNICEF on financing educational projects...

04/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Amman, 4 June 2013 ''It is a pleasure to be part of this signing ceremony. The signature for the financing of this important project is a significant step in providing education to the children of Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp."

 

Press points by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Judeh in Amman

03/06/2013

"European Commission MEMO Amman, 3 June 2013 ''I am glad to see EU - Jordan relationship and cooperation growing stronger and stronger even as we face more challenges. And the credibility of Jordan is getting stronger and stronger despite the pressure from the Syrian crisis and tens of thousands –..."

 

Jordan: EU provides new support to deal with Syrian refugee crisis

03/06/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels/Amman, 3 June 2013 The European Commission will provide additional assistance of €50 million to Jordan to alleviate the impact of the high influx of refugees from Syria, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, announced today during his visit to Amman."

 

Statement by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the election of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

31/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels,31 May 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and the Neighbourhood Policy, made the following statement today: “We warmly welcome the endorsement yesterday of the Iurie Leancă government and..."

 

Speech: The importance of inclusive regional cooperation

31/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Ministerial Meeting in Ohrid 31 May 2013 Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Allow me to begin by thanking our hosts, the Chairmanship-in-Office of the South-East European Cooperation Process, for inviting the European Union..."

 

Montenegro: Role of opposition in tackling current challenges

30/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 May 2013 Brussels (30th June) - Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with the Chairman of the "Positive Montenegro" party, Darko PAJOVIĆ, in Brussels today."

 

With Commissioner General of UNRWA about Palestinian refugees and Syrian crisis

29/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 May 2013 The situation of the Palestinian refugees in the context of the Syrian crisis was the main topic discussed by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle with the Commissioner-General of UNRWA Filippo Grandi during their meeting in Brussels today."

 

EU supports steps to bring peace and prosperity to South East Turkey

28/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 May 2013 Brussels (27th May) – Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the co-chair of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Selhattin Demirtaş in Brussels today."

 

Speech: Ambitions of EU and East Partners for the Vilnius Summit

28/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Third ordinary session of the EU Neighbourhood East Parliamentary Assembly (EURONEST) in the European Parliament / Brussels 28 May 2013 This is not the first opportunity that I have had to address you on behalf Cathy Ashton and..."

 

A decisive year for the Eastern Partnership

28/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Third ordinary session of the EU Neighbourhood East Parliamentary Assembly (EURONEST) in the European Parliament / Brussels 28 May 2013 Vice President of the European Parliament, co-Presidents of Euronest, ladies and Vice President of the European Parliament, co-Presidents of..."

 

Montenegro: With Deputy Prime Minister Marković about reforms and challenges

28/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 May 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of Montenegro Duško Marković in Brussels today to discuss the mounting challenges on the domestic political scene and the ways how to deal with them."

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy to the press following the EU-Turkey Association Council

27/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 May 2013 ''We had a very good, open and interactive exchange of views on a whole range of issues with all of us aware of the importance of 2013 for strengthening the relationship between the EU and Turkey."

 

Speech: The future of enlargement on the background of the crisis

24/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Conference "10 Years after Thessaloniki: An appraisal of the EU perspective and challenges in the Western Balkans"/ Dublin, Ireland 24 May 2013 Ministers, Director General, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to participate..."

 

Speech - Clear EU perspective for Western Balkans, determination needed to make it reality

24/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Conference "10 Years after Thessaloniki: An appraisal of the EU perspective and challenges in the Western Balkans"/ Dublin, Ireland 24 May 2013 Minister of State, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the Irish..."

 

Speech: Discussing progress and shortcomings of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

22/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Plenary session of the European Parliament/ Brussels 22 May 2013 President, Honourable Members, I would like to pay tribute to the quality of the report which has been prepared by your Rapporteur, Mr. Richard Howitt."

 

What Bosnia and Herzegovina needs to do to move on EU path

22/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Plenary session of the European Parliament/ Brussels 22 May 2013 President, Honourable Members, Let me first of all thank Doris Pack for an excellent Draft Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)."

 

Speech - Remarks by EU Commissioner Štefan Füle on behalf of HRVP Catherine Ashton on asset recovery

22/05/2013

"European Commission Catherine Ashton EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Speech - European Parliament/Strasbourg 22 May 2013 President, honourable Members, During the Arab Spring, the European Union froze the assets of senior figures from the former Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan..."

 

Speech - Remarks by EU Commissioner Štefan Füle on behalf of HRVP Catherine Ashton on the situation of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

22/05/2013

"European Commission Catherine Ashton EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Speech - European Parliament/Strasbourg 22 May 2013 President, Honourable Members, This is a crisis that has brought unspeakable suffering to the people of Syria and that has already gone beyond..."

 

Statement by the Spokespersons of High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the arrests of former Prime Minister of Georgia

22/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 May 2013 The Spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, issued the following statement today: "High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner..."

 

Security Conference in Prague: "Evropa a svět v pohybu" čeština (cs)

21/05/2013

 

Speech - Moldova belongs to Europe

18/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Official opening of Europe Day/ Chişinău, Moldova 18 May 2013 Dear friends, Dragi prieteni, It is a real pleasure to be here in Chisinau to celebrate Europe Day together with you."

 

Montenegro: With R.Krivokapić about challenges on the road to accession

15/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 May 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with the president of the parliament of Montenegro, Ranko Krivokapić, in Brussels today to discuss the situation in the country and the accession negotiations."

 

Signature of Association Agreement with the EU will depend on Ukraine's performance

15/05/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 May 2013 Without prejudice to a future political decision on possible signature, the Commission adopted today the proposals for Council Decisions on (i) the signing and provisional application as well as (ii) the conclusion of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which will be transmitted to..."

 

European Commission completes steps for signature of Association Agreement with Ukraine

15/05/2013

"Press release Brussels, 15 May 2013 European Commission Without prejudice to a future political decision on possible signature, the Commission adopted today the proposals for Council Decisions on the signing and provisional application as well as the conclusion of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which will be transmitted to the Council..."

 

Speech - Copenhagen accession criteria: 20 years that changed Europe

14/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - ''Conference: 20 years that changed Europe'', Copenhagen 14 May 2013 Minister Wammen, Distinguished Guests, ladies and gentlemen, I'm delighted to be here in Copenhagen today, the "home" of the membership criteria that must be satisfied by a..."

 

Increased education opportunities between Tunisia and EU

14/05/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 May 2013 The European Union (EU) has agreed on additional funding to further develop the modernisation of higher education as well as the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in Tunisia under the Erasmus Mundus and Tempus programmes."

 

Croatia: proof of credibility of enlargement

09/05/2013

"European Commission Commissioner Štefan Füle Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speaking points of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle at the seminar "Welcome to the EU, Croatia" organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech republic in Prague, 9th May 2013./Brussels 9 May..."

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on recent developments in the Republic of Moldova

03/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 May 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: We have learned with strong concern of the..."

 

EU - Azerbaijan: Building partnership based on interests and values

03/05/2013

"European Commission MEMO Baku, 3 May 2013 Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle to the media at the end of his visit to Baku I am pleased to be in Baku and again - as last year - in spring - a period associated with rebirth: quite symbolic for our bilateral..."

 

Speech: EU – Azerbaijan: How to bring the relations to a higher level

03/05/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy/ Baku 3 May 2013 Executive Vice-Rector, Vice Ministers, Excellencies, dear friends, I appreciate very much the chance to address you today at the Diplomatic Academy, which is a highly appropriate venue for me to share..."

 

Joint Statement by EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton, and Commissioner Stefan Füle on today’s judgement by the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine

30/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 April 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: "Today’s judgment of the European Court of Human..."

 

EU-Ukraine: Assessing progress and outstanding issues with S. Arbuzov

30/04/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels with Sergiy Arbuzov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine responsible for overseeing activities in the areas of Economic Development, Trade, Social Policy, Finance, Revenues and Taxes, Agriculture and Food."

 

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolić

26/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Belgrade, 26 April 2013 Dobar dan, It is a great pleasure to be in Belgrade only one week after a major breakthrough in the dialogue with Pristina, and only few days after we have recommended the opening of the accession negotiations with Serbia."

 

Speech: Strengthening the Capacities of Law Enforcement and Judiciary in the Fight against Corruption in Serbia

26/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Start-up Conference of the Joint EU – Council of Europe Project : “Strengthening the Capacities of Law Enforcement and Judiciary in the Fight against Corruption in Serbia”, Belgrade 26 April 2013 Poštovani Prvi Podpredsedniče Vlade, Poštovani Ministre, Poštovani..."

 

Speech - České národní zájmy a politika v EU: přítomnost a budoucnost čeština (cs)

25/04/2013

 

Western Balkans: first projects for housing solutions approved as the Regional Housing Programme celebrates its first anniversary

25/04/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 April 2013 Some 460 refugee families from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia will soon be able to improve their living conditions thanks to housing projects launched as part of the Western Balkans Regional Housing Programme."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Kosovo Minister for European Integration, Vlora Çitaku

24/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 April 2013 ''We just had a very good meeting with Vlora Citaku the European Integration Minister and Mimoza Kusari-Lila Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade at this crucial time for EU-Kosovo relations."

 

Statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle following his meeting with Foreign Minister of Georgia, Maia Panjikidze

24/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle today met Dr Maia Panjikidze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia. They discussed latest developments in Georgia, including the adoption by the Georgian Parliament of a foreign policy resolution, continuing efforts to reform the judiciary..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Igor Lukšić

24/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met in Brussels today with Igor LUKŠIĆ, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Montenegro. The main focus of their meeting was the country's progress in accession talks."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Andriy Klyuyev, Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council

24/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met today with Andriy Klyuyev, Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council, appointed by the President of Ukraine to ensure coordination of activities of the central executive authorities in the field of European..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk leader of the “United Opposition” in Ukraine

23/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 April 2013 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood, Policy Štefan Füle, met today with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the leader of the “United Opposition” in Ukraine and Head of the "Batkivshchyna" Parliamentary Faction."

 

Lebanon: EU allocates additional financial support for refugee crisis

23/04/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 April 2013 The European Commission has today adopted a decision to provide additional financial support to Lebanon to mitigate the impact of the Syrian crisis in the country."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the 5th meeting of the EU-Albania Association and Stabilisation Council

23/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Luxembourg, 23 April 2013 ''Today's 5th meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council was very good, very frank and forward looking. We acknowledged that the December 2012 Council conclusions provide the way for the country to progress on its EU integration path."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the General Affairs Council

22/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Luxembourg, 22 April 2013 ''Today is a historic day for both Serbia and Kosovo*, as well as for the European Union. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and myself have issued today joint reports on the progress in European integration made by Serbia..."

 

Serbia and Kosovo: historic agreement paves the way for decisive progress in their EU perspectives

22/04/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 April 2013 Serbia and Kosovo*Serbia and Kosovo The European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued today joint reports on the progress in European integration made by Serbia and Kosovo, three days after Belgrade and Pristina struck a..."

 

Commission proposes an agreement to allow Kosovo to participate in EU programmes  

22/04/2013

"European Press release Brussels, 22 April 2013 Commission * Today the European Commission adopted a proposal that would allow Kosovo to participate in EU programmes. If the Council agrees, and once the agreement is signed by both sides, Kosovo would be able to participate in 22 EU programmes."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian

19/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, who visited Brussels for the signature ceremony of the Readmission Agreement."

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle's reaction to the results of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue

19/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 April 2013 This is an historic day for Serbia-Kosovo* relations, for the entire Western Balkans region and for the European Union. I want to congratulate both Prime Ministers and their teams."

 

Speech: European Union strategy for the Arctic

17/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Speech: European European Parliament, plenary debate / Strasbourg 17 April 2013 President, Honourable Members, The European Union is stepping up its contribution to Arctic cooperation."

 

Remarks on the European integration process of Kosovo*

17/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament, plenary debate / Strasbourg 17 April 2013 *This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence."

 

Speech: Remarks on the 2012 Progress report on Serbia

17/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament, plenary debate/ Strasbourg 17 April 2013 President, Honourable Members, I would like to thank the Rapporteur, Mr Jelko Kacin, for his precise and positive report."

 

Speech: 2012 Progress report on Montenegro

17/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament, plenary debate /Strasbourg 17 April 2013 President, Honourable Members, I would like to express my gratitude to the Rapporteur for Montenegro, Mr. Charles Tannock, for this draft resolution."

 

Speech: Remarks on the Progress report on Turkey

17/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament, plenary debate /Strasbourg 17 April 2013 President, Honourable Members, I would like to thank the rapporteur, Ms Oomen-Ruijten for the high quality of the report we are discussing today."

 

Address on the 2012 comprehensive monitoring report on Croatia

17/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament, plenary debate / Strasbourg 17 April 2013 President, Honourable Members, It is a great honour for me to participate in today's debate on Croatia."

 

Press points by Commissioner Štefan Füle on the Spring Reports on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo*

16/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 16 April 2013 Following the December General Affairs Council, the presentation of four documents was foreseen for today: a Commission report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, two joint reports of the High Representative and the Commission on Serbia and Kosovo, as well as a..."

 

Speech: Presentation of the spring reports

16/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: Enlarged Bureau of the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) of the European Parliament / Strasbourg 16 April 2013 Chairman, Honourable Members, Last October, when I addressed the formal session of this Committee on the occasion of the adoption of..."

 

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Reforms continue despite political tensions

16/04/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 April 2013 The European Commission issued today a report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's progress in implementing EU-related reforms and on steps taken on good neighbourly relations and on the 'name issue', as requested by the Council last December."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle on political consultations on implementation of the Sejdić-Finci judgement

11/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 April 2013 Commissioner Štefan Füle said today on arrival at the Delegation of the European Union/EU Special Representative Office: "I am here to underline to Bosnia and Herzegovina's institutional and political leaders how urgent it is to implement the judgment of the European Court of..."

 

EU-Turkey: With Ministers Bağış and Çelik about Social Policy and employment

10/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 April 2013 Brussels (10th April) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, together with Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor, met with Turkish Minister of EU Affairs Egemen Bağış and Minister of Labour and Social Security Faruk Çelik in..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier

10/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 April 2013 Brussels (10th April) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier in Brussels today. They discussed possibilities to further enhance cooperation between the two organisations, as well as recent developments in areas of mutual..."

 

Š. Füle in Skopje for the High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD)

09/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 April 2013 On 9 April, Commissioner Stefan Fule visited Skopje for a meeting of the High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD), established in March 2012 between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the European Commission, which continues to provide valuable support for key reforms."

 

Press points by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the fourth High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD) in Skopje

09/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 April 2013 ''This is my third visit to Skopje this year and finally one for the High Level Accession Dialogue – but also to review the implementation of the 1st of March political agreement that addressed the events of 24th of December."

 

Speech: Address to the National Council on European Integration of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

09/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: National Council on European Integration Skopje, 9 April 2013 A very good morning to everyone and also to the media who are able to be with us throughout the whole meeting."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Mahmoud Mammad-Guliyev

08/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev in Brussels today. He recalled the EU´s commitment to strengthen the relations with Azerbaijan as well as the need for frank and continuous exchange of..."

 

Commissioner Füle and Secretary General Jagland regret the lack of progress in implementing the Sejdić-Finci judgement

08/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Mr Štefan Füle and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr Thorbjørn Jagland deeply regret the lack of progress in reaching an agreement on the implementation of the European Court for Human Rights judgment in..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Őssur Skarphéðinsson, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland

08/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 08 April 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs Ossur Skarphéðinsson in Brussels on Monday to discuss the advanced state of play in EU-Iceland relations."

 

SPEECH - Address to the Anna Lindh Forum

07/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy SPEECH - Anna Lindh Forum Marseille, 7 April 2013 Minister (s), Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Just over three years ago, in Barcelona, many of us that are here today came together for the first Forum organised by the Anna..."

 

SPEECH - Closing Remarks at the Agora Workshop: "The role of civil society in the intercultural dialogue"

06/04/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy SPEECH - Anna Lindh Forum Marseille, April 2013 I appreciate this opportunity to listen to your ideas at this Forum. Listening is key to a real dialogue; and a real dialogue with civil society, and among civil society actors,..."

 

Joint statement by Commissioners Štefan Füle and Cecilia Malmström on the adoption by the Turkish Parliament of the law on foreigners and international protection

05/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 05 April 2013 The Commission welcomes the adoption yesterday by the Turkish Parliament of the law on foreigners and international protection. This law is a clear sign of Turkey’s efforts to establish a sound legal and institutional framework for migration and asylum."

 

Joint Statement by EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton, and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the review by Ukraine’s Higher Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases in the case o...

04/04/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 04 April 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: “We have noted with regret yesterday’s decision by..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with the leader of the Montenegrin Socialist People's Party, Mr. Srdjan Milić

27/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met today in Brussels with the leader of the Montenegrin opposition party Socialist People´s Party, Mr. Srdjan Milic."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Mr Konstantin Kublashvili, the Chairman of the Georgian Supreme Court

27/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2013 Commissioner Stefan Füle met today Mr Konstantin Kublashvili, the Chairman of the Georgian Supreme Court. They discussed the pace of judicial reform in Georgia, and the EU-Georgia cooperation."

 

The EU releases further assistance to support Palestinian people and refugees

27/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 March 2013 The European Union has today adopted the second part of its 2013 assistance package for Palestine. It will ensure that critical support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)..."

 

EU invests €272.75 million to promote regional cooperation in the Western Balkans

27/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 March 2013 The European Commission has finalised a series of measures to promote regional cooperation between Western Balkan countries totalling €272.75 million for the period 2012-2013."

 

Joint Statement by the Spokespersons of High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the unanimous adoption of an amendment to Georgia's Constitution

26/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 March 2013 The Spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: "High Representative/Vice President Ashton and Commissioner..."

 

Speech: Lecture: Croatia ready to join the EU

26/03/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: VERN University/ Zagreb, Croatia 26 March 2013 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends,  It is a great privilege for me to address this audience of students, professors, diplomats, politicians and representatives of civil society and business today."

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy to the press after the meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović

26/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Zagreb, 26 March 2013 ''Dobar dan, A short while ago I presented the Commission´s last Monitoring Report to the Croatian government. It is a positive report. Let me summarise its main findings it in four points: First: Croatia is generally meeting the commitments and requirements arising from..."

 

Croatia: Last Monitoring Report concludes country ready to join the EU

26/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 March 2013 The European Commission adopted today its last Monitoring Report on Croatia's preparations for joining the EU. The Commission assesses that Croatia has completed the ten priority actions identified in the previous report in October, and has shown the will and ability to..."

 

Address on EU-Albania relations

25/03/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Just BE Conference/ Tirana, Albania 25 March 2013 Dear Minister, Excellencies, Members of Parliament, Dear Friends, Thank you for this opportunity, I like the way that we developed this interactive discussion among ourselves."

 

Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on Abdullah Öcalan's call on the PKK to lay down arms and withdraw beyond Turkey's borders

22/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 March 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle made today the following statement: "We welcome today's call on the PKK to lay down arms and withdraw beyond Turkey's..."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2012 – Lebanon

20/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 March 2013 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 20 March 2013 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Working Towards a Stronger Partnership”) making an assessment of the ENP implementation in..."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2012 – Republic of Moldova

20/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 March 2013 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 20 March 2013 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Towards a Stronger Partnership”) making an assessment of the ENP implementation in 2012,..."

 

ENP Package – Libya

20/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 March 2013 Since the Revolution in 2011, Libya has made significant progress on the path of democratic transition as witnessed, among others, by the first ever free elections in July 2012. Important challenges however remain, with security being the most pressing concern."

 

PEV Rapport de suivi 2012 – Tunisie français (fr)

20/03/2013

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2012 – Palestine

20/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 March 2013 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 20 March 2013 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Working Towards a Stronger Partnership”) making an assessment of the ENP implementation in..."

 

ENP Country Progress Report 2012 – Ukraine

20/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 March 2013 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 20 March 2013 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Towards a Stronger Partnership”) making an assessment of the ENP implementation in 2012,..."

 

ENP Package – Syria 

20/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 March 2013 Syria continues to be embroiled in an armed internal conflict that causes far-reaching harm and damage. While all bilateral cooperation with the Syrian regime has been suspended, the Syrian population further benefits from EU assistance, especially the large-scale humanitarian aid."

 

European Neighbourhood Policy in 2012: Continuing engagement for a stronger cooperation with neighbours despite turbulent political and economic conditions

20/03/2013

"Commission Press release Brussels, 20 March 2013 European The cooperation of the EU with its partner countries is stronger and is delivering positive results, indicate the country and regional reports on the progress of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in 2012 published today."

 

EU cooperation positively perceived by its neighbours

20/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 March 2013 Citizens in the European Neighbourhood area are generally positive about the relations their country has with the European Union, shows the findings of the EU Neighbourhood Barometer, released today."

 

PEV Rapport de suivi 2012 – Maroc français (fr)

20/03/2013

 

Statement of European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle to the members of the Foreign Affairs and European Integration committees of the Kosovo* Assembly

19/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Pristina/ Brussels, 19 March 2013 Members of the Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for your invitation to address you here today. As I stated in my intervention at the National Council on European Integration just now, we are living historic times in our relationship..."

 

Address to the National Council on European Integration

19/03/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy National Council on Integration/ Pristina, Kosovo* 19 March 2013 *This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence."

 

European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) - Fact Sheet

19/03/2013

"Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 March 2013 European What is the European Neighbourhood Policy? The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was developed in 2004, with the objective of avoiding the emergence of new dividing lines between the enlarged EU and our neighbours and instead strengthening the prosperity, stability and security of all."

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy to the press during his visit to Kosovo*

19/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Pristina/ Brussels, 19 March 2013 ‘It is good to be here today - in this crucial time for Kosovo's European future. If you've noticed the increased frequency and contacts between Pristina and Brussels, you see the level of determination, on both sides, to move Kosovo forward on..."

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy to the press after the meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić

18/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Belgrade, 18 March 2013 ''Dobar dan ponovo. Usually I start my press conferences saying how many times I had visited that particular country so far. But with the intensity of contacts with Serbia, and with you, Prime Minister, I stopped counting."

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy to the press after the meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić

18/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Belgrade, 18 March 2013 ''You can see from the high frequency of contacts between Belgrade and Brussels what importance we attach to Serbia and its European path. When I met President Nikolić last June for his inauguration, I said that the best tool to achieve the modernisation..."

 

Boosting investment in the European Neighbourhood

18/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 March 2013 Energy and transport sectors in the countries of the Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood will be a key focus of new EU funding approved today by the European Commission."

 

EU Tunisia message of continued support

15/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 March 2013 EU-Tunisia:EU Tunisia Tunis (15th March) – “The European Union continues to stand at the side of the citizens of Tunisia in the important, difficult but also rewarding process of transformation” Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, said at the end..."

 

Press points by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, at the end of his visit to Tunisia

15/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Tunis/ Brussels, 15 March 2013 Good afternoon, ahlan bikum, It is always very inspiring to come to your country. This is my fourth visit here since your historic revolution and I can only repeat how important Tunisia is for the European Union."

 

Tunisia: New EU aid to support democratic transition

15/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 March 2013 Tunis (15th March) – The European Union continues to support the reform process in Tunisia with new projects announced in Tunis today. Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle who visits Tunisia as the first EU representative after the swearing-in..."

 

Déclaration commune de Catherine Ashton, Haute Représentante de l'UE, et de Štefan Füle, membre de la Commission, sur le nouveau gouvernement tunisien français (fr)

14/03/2013

 

Speech: Concluding remarks at the EP debate on the situation in Ukraine

14/03/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech: European Parliament Plenary session, Strasbourg 13 March 2013 President, Honourable Members, 3 remarks: 1. I don’t want anyone here to have the feeling that we are talking as much about selective justice as the only thing that defines..."

 

Speech - EP debate on the situation in Ukraine

13/03/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - European Parliament Plenary session, Strasbourg 13 March 2013 President, Honourable Members, Recent developments in Ukraine continue to present us with a paradox: On the one hand, the European Union-Ukraine Summit in Brussels just over two weeks ago..."

 

Slovenia-Croatia: Commissioner welcomes deal on Ljubljanska Banka

07/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 March 2013 European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle welcomed the news from Ljubljana and Zagreb that a mutually acceptable solution to the Ljubljanska Banka issue has been found."

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Outstanding issues on the EU agenda

07/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 March 2013 The key priorities for the progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the EU integration process were discussed at a meeting of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle with the Speaker of the Republika Srpska (RS) National Assembly Igor Radojićić..."

 

Meeting religious leaders from Ukraine

06/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 March 2013 Brussels (6th March) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met a delegation of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations in Brussels on Wednesday."

 

Speech - Enlargement in perspective: how do candidate and potential candidate countries perceive accession in the light of the current crisis?

06/03/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Enlargement Speech - Enlargement Conference: ''Enlargement in perspective: how do candidate and potential candidate countries perceive accession in the light of the current crisis?'' in the European Parliament, Brussels 6 March 2013 Madam Chairman, Honourable Members, distinguished guests, I'm..."

 

Press points by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, at the end of his Lebanon visit

05/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 March 2013 I have had very good discussions with Prime Minister Miqati, President Sleiman, with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Social Affairs as well as with representatives of civil society and UN agencies yesterday and today."

 

Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on political developments in Ukraine

05/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 March 2013 The Spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: “The High Representative Catherine Ashton..."

 

Lebanon: European Commission provides €30m more to deal with refugee crisis

05/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2013 The European Commission will provide an additional €30 million to Lebanon to alleviate the impact of the high influx of refugees from Syria, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle announced during his visit to Beirut."

 

Launch of 'eTwinning Plus' virtual classroom network for schools

04/03/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 March 2013 The European Commission’s 'eTwinning' network, which has encouraged 100 000 schools in 33 European countries to talk to each other via the internet, will be extended from today to schools in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine."

 

Statement of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle on Albania

02/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 March 2013 "I have taken note of the decision of the ruling majority to hold a referendum on the approval of the two draft laws and the parliamentary rules of procedure required for granting Albania the candidate status."

 

Joint statement of Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, Rapporteur of the European Parliament on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Richard Howitt...

01/03/2013

"European Commission MEMO Skopje, 1 March 2013 Today, we visited the former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia on a joint mission to meet key political partners and to address ways on how to overcome the current political crisis."

 

Montenegro: Need to investigate any allegations about election irregularities

28/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 February 2013 Brussels (28th February) – Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with leader of the Montenegrin opposition party Movement for Changes Nebojsa Medojevic in Brussels Today."

 

EU hosts meeting on cooperation with Ukraine and Eastern Partnership

28/02/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 February 2013 A high-level meeting took place between the European Union and major international and European financial institutions in Brussels today to discuss the Eastern Partnership and Ukraine in particular."

 

EU-Albania: Elections will be crucial test of democracy

25/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 February 2013 Brussels (25th February) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met Chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration Ilir META in Brussels today to exchange views on the follow-up to the Council Conclusions from December and on the latest developments..."

 

EU-Belarus Disusing ways to strengthen European Dialogue on Modernisation

20/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 February 2013 On 20 February in Brussels, the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with eight representatives of Belarusian civil society, the coordinators of the European Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian society."

 

Joint Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on elections in Armenia

20/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 February 2013 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: “We have taken note of the preliminary results of the presidential elections held in Armenia on 18 February, and welcome the..."

 

€50 million of Macro-Financial Assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina, more concrete reforms expected

19/02/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 February 2013 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) received the first tranche (payment) worth €50 million from the Macro-Financial Assistance provided by the European Union. The decision to grant this assistance was taken to alleviate the impact of the economic crisis on Bosnia and Herzegovina's budgetary..."

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy after the Trilateral Ministerial meeting between the European Commission – Republic of Croatia – Bosnia...

15/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 February 2013 Commissioner Štefan Füle chaired today the second Trilateral Ministerial between the European Commission, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the last outstanding border management issues in light of the accession of Croatia to the EU."

 

Statement by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy on the political situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

15/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 February 2013 In the context of the High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD) with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, I had originally intended to visit Skopje next week to assess progress in EU-related reforms."

 

EU-Turkey: With Minister Şahin about progress on women's rights

14/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 February 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policies, Fatma Şahin in Brussels today. Commissioner Füle underlined the importance the Commission and the EU in general attach to the promotion of women's rights and..."

 

Informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue in Georgia: Advancing European values

14/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Tbilisi/ Brussels , 13 February 2013 "The countries of our Eastern Neighbourhood have a unique opportunity to combine the value based relationship of the Eastern Partnership with strategic projects," Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle said at the meetings of the Informal Eastern Partnership..."

 

Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the Informal Eastern Partnership dialogue in Tbilisi

12/02/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue /Tbilisi, Georgia 12 February 2013 First I would like to thank Georgia for hosting the second meeting of this Informal Eastern Partnership dialogue."

 

EU and Georgia signed financing agreement to support reform process

12/02/2013

"European Commission Press release Tbilisi/ Brussels, 12 February 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and Georgian Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexandre Petriashvili signed the Financing Agreement totalling €20 million in Tbilisi today to support the reform process in Georgia."

 

EU representatives at the Infomal Eastern partnership dialogue in Tbilisi

12/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels/Tbilisi, 12 February 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid will take part in the second Foreign Ministers meeting of the Informal Eastern Partnership (EaP) dialogues in Tbilisi on Tuesday and Wednesday."

 

Statement by the spokespersons of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, and the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, on recent events in Aze...

09/02/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 February 2013 The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, issued the following statement today: The High Representative and the..."

 

Statement by the spokespersons of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, and the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, on  developments in Georgia

09/02/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 February 2013 The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, issued the following statement today: The High Representative and the Commissioner are concerned at signs of..."

 

Speech at the Conference with Civil Society (EaP National Platform) and professors/students of Mohyla Academy

07/02/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Kiev, Ukraine 7 February 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear friends, I enjoy being in Ukraine, here at Mohyla Academy and I enjoy being proud to call myself a friend of Ukraine."

 

Speech: Address to the Members of the Ukrainian Parliament

07/02/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Kiev, Ukraine 7 February 2013 Honourable members of the Verkhovna Rada, It is a real pleasure to be here in Kyiv and to be able to address you in this important venue, the Verkhovna Rada,..."

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, to the press after the meeting with members of the Ukrainian Government

07/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Kiev, 7 February 2013 This is my seventh visit to Ukraine but for the first time I participated in a unique event meeting with key members of government whose portfolios relate to the European agenda."

 

SPEECH - Dialogue for a peaceful solution of the Kurdish issue in Turkey

06/02/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy SPEECH - Plenary debate, European Parliament, Strasbourg 6 February 2013 Dear President, Honourable members, Dear Minister, Throughout the years, we have consistently underlined that finding a solution to the Kurdish issue and to all the problems in the South-East..."

 

Albania: EU consensus needs to be translated into actions

04/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Tirana, 4 February 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle visited Albania today to discuss the follow-up to the Council Conclusions from last December. During his stay in Tirana he held meetings with President Bujar Nishani, Prime Minister Sali Berisha and with the chairman..."

 

The European Commission hosted the ceremony for the signing of the Protocol on Cooperation in Prosecution of Perpetrators of War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide between th...

01/02/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 1 February 2013 Yesterday, Thursday 31 January, the Director General for Enlargement, Mr Stefano Sannino hosted the talks of the heads of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the War Crimes Prosecutor’s Office of Serbia, who sealed a protocol on exchange of information and..."

 

Ukraine: First meeting with the new Foreign Minister

31/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 January 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara in Brussels late Wednesday. It was their first official meeting since the appointment of Mr Kozhara as the new Foreign Minister and provided an opportunity to discuss recent..."

 

Speech: Western Balkans on their road towards the European Union

29/01/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy EPP Group conference "Western Balkans: A future with Europe"/ Brussels 29 January 2013 Mr Chairman, I am delighted to have the opportunity to attend this conference on the Western Balkans’ European perspective."

 

Press statement by Commissioner Füle following his meeting with the Chairman of the Committee on European Integration in Ukraine's Parliament, Hryhoriy Nemyria

28/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 January 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met the Chairman of the Committee on European Integration in Ukraine's Parliament Hryhoriy Nemyria, in Brussels on Monday."

 

EU Conference on renewed financial assistance to countries wishing to join

25/01/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 January 2013 The European Commission is today hosting a conference in Brussels to discuss preparations for the new Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for the period 2014-2020 (IPA II)."

 

Joint Statement by the High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the parliamentary elections in Jordan

24/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 January 2013 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made the following statement: “We welcome the peaceful conduct of the legislative elections in..."

 

Speech: Address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

24/01/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Strasbourg 24 January 2013 Mr President, Mr Secretary General, Honourable Members, I am delighted to have the opportunity to address the Parliamentary Assembly today."

 

Joint declaration by the President of the PACE, Mr Jean-Claude Mignon, and European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Mr Štefan Füle

24/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 24 January 2013 Mr Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), and Mr Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, issued today the following statement, on the occasion of Commissioner Füle’s visit to the Parliamentary Assembly of..."

 

Statement by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy at the press conference with the Council of Europe

24/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Strasbourg, 24 January 2013 ''My presence here today; the fact that I am about to speak to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as well as my frequent meetings with President Mignon and Secretary General Jagland; all this just proves the high level and quality..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his discussion with Algerian Foreign Minister Murad Medelci

22/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2013 ''Today, I have spoken to Mourad Medelci Foreign Minister of Algeria to express my sympathy to the families of the Algerian victims of the terrorist attack at in Amenas. This follows on the statements made by the High Representative of the European Union..."

 

Remarks following the Informal Council of Ministers for European Affairs with the Irish Presidency

21/01/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Informal Meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs with the Irish Presidency in Dublin 21 January 2013 European Monetary Union In our discussions over the last two days, we have been focusing on how to strengthen democratic..."

 

Remarks following the meeting with Habib Ben Yahia, Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union

18/01/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Commission / Brussels 18 January 2013 I am glad that President Barroso and I could welcome Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union Habib Ben Yahia here in Brussels - only few weeks after the Commission adopted the..."

 

New European Union assistance for the Palestinian people

15/01/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 January 2013 The European Union has decided to bring forward the first part of its 2013 assistance package for the Palestinian people to the beginning of the year in order to ensure that the support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and United Nations Relief..."

 

Croatia: With V.Pusic about the next Monitoring Report

15/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 14 January 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia Vesna Pusić in Brussels today."

 

Address to Heads of Delegations of the Neighbourhood region

14/01/2013

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Meeting with Heads of Delegations of the Neighbourhood region Brussels, 14 January 2013 On the overall ENP framework 2012 has been a challenging year in our neighbourhood."

 

€65 million to support reforms in Kosovo*

10/01/2013

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 January 2013 The European Commission has allocated €65 million to support Kosovo's efforts to implement its EU-reform agenda. The funds will be used for reforms of the justice and public administration systems, investments in education and regional development, and to provide housing and job..."

 

Češi a Slováci – 20 let spolupráce samostatných států a jejich působení v EU a NATO čeština (cs)

10/01/2013

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Hovik Abrahamyan, President of the Armenian National Assembly

09/01/2013

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 January 2013 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Mr. Hovik Abrahamyan, President of the Armenian National Assembly in Brussels today. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss how to accelerate the reform and modernisation of Armenia for the benefit of..."

 

European Endowment for Democracy – additional support for democratic change

09/01/2013

"Commission Press release Brussels, 9 January 2013 European The Board of Governors of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) met in Brussels today, co-chaired by Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, together with MEP Elmar Brok, chair of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs..."

 

European Endowment for Democracy

09/01/2013

"Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Endowment for Democracy Second meeting of the Board of Governors of the European Endowment for Democracy, Brussels 09 January 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity to address this second meeting of the Board of..."

 

EU support to Ukraine for energy reform and local development

21/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 December 2012 The European Commission has announced additional EU funding for Ukraine for 2012 today. The support is part of the Eastern Partnership and will focus on energy reform and the involvement of citizens in local development."

 

Renewed EU funding to support on-going reforms in Serbia

21/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 December 2012 The European Commission announced that it has allocated €171,6 million today to support Serbia's efforts to implement its EU reform agenda. The funding will focus on increasing the efficiency of the judicial system, developing asylum capacities and the fight against organised crime,..."

 

Renewed EU support for reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 December 2012 The EU will invest €84,8 million in Bosnia and Herzegovina to support reforms necessary to help the country move forward on its path towards European integration."

 

EU-Libya: supporting transition and reforms in key sectors

20/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 December 2012 The European Commission has approved €25 million package to support transition in Libya. It consists of three programmes focusing on sectors which are important for stability and for delivering on expectations of the people (Education, Health Care, Security and Rule of Law)."

 

Increasing support for Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

20/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 December 2012 The European Commission has today adopted the second special measure for Syrian refugees, to step up its response to the needs of increasing numbers of displaced Syrians who fled to Lebanon and Jordan."

 

New EU support for businesses in Jordan

19/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 December 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have announced new funding for Jordan which will provide additional support for sustainable and inclusive growth and economic development, particularly for small and medium-sized (SMEs) enterprises."

 

The EU´s support for Integration of the Maghreb countries

19/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 December 2012 In further response to the transformation of the countries of the Southern Mediterranean, the High Representative and the European Commission issued today a Joint Communication setting out proposals to support the five countries of the Maghreb in their efforts towards closer cooperation..."

 

Press Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle after Cooperation Council with Georgia

18/12/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 December 2012 Let me echo Minister Kozakou-Marcoullis in welcoming our Georgian friends to Brussels today. Our meeting comes only three weeks after High Representative Ashton visited Georgia, and only a month ago Prime Minister Ivanishvili and President Saakashvili were in Brussels."

 

EU assistance to boost Montenegro's reforms in accession process

18/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 December 2012 The EU has earmarked EUR 21.3 million to support Montenegro on its way towards the EU accession. The funds will focus on key reform areas, including strengthening of the justice system and public administration, better protection of the environment, and rural development."

 

EU and Iceland: over two thirds of negotiation chapters now open

18/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 December 2012 At the 8th Intergovernmental Conference on Accession of Iceland held in Brussels today, 6 more negotiation chapters were opened and the competition chapter was provisionally closed."

 

Press points of Commissioner Štefan Füle after the Cooperation Council with Armenia

17/12/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 December 2012 I said already in September in Yerevan that we managed to move our agenda to a higher level. And this Council only confirms that Armenia and the EU get closer to each other in concrete ways: There are already some specific achievements –..."

 

Azerbaijan: remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference after the Cooperation Council

17/12/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 December 2012 We are glad to see Azerbaijan and the European Union moving closer to each other. Our cooperation is bearing fruit. In the energy sphere - which is an area of strategic partnership - significant steps have been taken on the the Southern Energy..."

 

Final EU pre-accession funding to help Croatia become a successful EU Member State

14/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 December 2012 The European Commission has approved the last pre-accession and transition assistance programme for Croatia. The €46,8 million programme will focus on strengthening administrative capacity for an efficient justice system and the protection of fundamental rights."

 

Renewed EU financial support to reforms in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

14/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 December 2012 The European Commission has earmarked €56 million to support reforms in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that are key for its EU accession process, including in the justice system, the economy, the agricultural sector and the environment."

 

The European Union is increasing its support to Tunisia’s disadvantaged neighbourhoods

13/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 December 2012 The European Union (EU) has approved a financial assistance programme for Tunisia which aims to rehabilitate 119 poorer neighbourhoods and improve the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of people in those neighbourhoods."

 

New EU support to promote democratic reforms in Lebanon

13/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 December 2012 Today, the EU has announced the launch of three new programmes in support of democratic reforms and stability in Lebanon. The funding is provided as part of the regional EU "Support to Partnership Reform and Inclusive Growth" (SPRING) programme."

 

Speech on Albania in the Plenary Session of the European Parliament

12/12/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament/ Strasbourg 12 December 2012 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the Parliament, and in particular the rapporteur, Mr Chountis, for his excellent report on Albania."

 

Speech on Ukraine in the Plenary Session of the European Parliament

12/12/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament/ Strasbourg 12 December 2012 Mr President, Honourable Members, There are many challenges on Ukraine’s road towards political association and economic integration with the European Union."

 

Speech - Remarks at the press conference following the General Affairs Council on Enlargement

12/12/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - General Affairs Council Brussels, 11 December 2012 With these conclusions the EU has stated clearly that even at a time of major challenges, we cannot afford to lose momentum of enlargement."

 

Tunisia: European Union adopts a new programme of support for democratic transition process

10/12/2012

"EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 10 December 2012 The European Union (EU) has approved a new programme for financial assistance to Tunisia that aims to support the ongoing democratic transition process and to implement some of the priorities recently agreed between the European Union and Tunisia as part of their..."

 

European Union supports human rights promotion in Morocco

10/12/2012

"Commission Press release Brussels, 10 December 2012 European As part of its SPRING initiative, the European Commission today adopted a programme of EUR 2.8 million for Morocco to support the work of two key institutions in protecting and promoting human rights in the country, the National Human Rights Council (CNDH)..."

 

Human rights and civil society in South Neighbourhood key pillar of EU policy

07/12/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 December 2012 Brussels (7th November) – "Our commitment to improve the human rights situation and to support the civil society remains strong and proves to be even more important in the light of the current developments in the Southern Neighbourhood," Commissioner for Enlargement and European..."

 

EU – Algeria: more interaction – better relations

06/12/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 December 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Poilicy Štefan Füle, participated today in the EU - Algeria Association Council. Following the meeting he said: ''As the Minister has just said, we had a very good debate, touching on many issues."

 

At an Association Council meeting with Algeria, the EU decided to continue its support for administrative reform, good governance and economic diversification

06/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2012 The seventh meeting of the EU-Algeria Association Council took place in Brussels today. The European Commission was represented by Mr Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and the European Neighbourhood Policy."

 

New EU support for regional cooperation in the Southern Mediterranean

06/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 December 2012 The European Union today announced new support for regional projects in the Southern Mediterranean. This funding will provide regional support in three key areas of investment: women's empowerment and the environment, as well as to help protect citizens against natural and man-made..."

 

Georgia: Key role for constructive opposition in new parliament

05/12/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met David Bakradze, the leader of the opposition in Georgia's recently elected parliament. They discussed political developments in the country and the importance of building strong, depersonalised institutions of state to consolidate Georgia's democracy."

 

Belarus: reiterating our concerns about the situation of political prisoners

05/12/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 December 2012 Commissioner for enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met today representatives the Belarusian Human Rights Organisation VIASNA, Valiantsin Stefanovich, Vice-Chairman of Viasna, Zhanna Litvina, co-founder and chairwoman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Caroline Giraud and Alexandra Koulaeva of International Federation for..."

 

Western Balkans: new EU scheme to facilitate access to financing for SMEs

05/12/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 December 2012 Over EUR 300 million will be made available to innovative and high-potential small and medium size companies (SMEs) in the Western Balkans, and to create a regional venture capital market that will facilitate their emergence and growth."

 

Speech - Remarks at the meeting with Eastern Neighbourhood Policy senior officials

04/12/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Meeting with Eastern Neighbourhood Policy senior officials – Eastern Partners/ Brussels 4 December 2012 It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our meeting."

 

European Commission announces increased support for civil society in the Neighbourhood area

30/11/2012

"Press release Brussels, 30 November 2012 European Commission The European Commission has adopted the second phase of the Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility to enhance involvement of civil society organisations in the European Neighbourhood area."

 

Civil Society Forum one of the most dynamic elements of the Eastern Partnership

29/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Stockholm, 29 November 2012 European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle took part in the fourth assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Stockholm on Thursday."

 

Speech - Address to the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Commissioner Štefan Füle

29/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Speech - Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum / Stockholm 29 November 2012 Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Participants and Guests of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, It gives me great pleasure to address your fourth annual meeting today..."

 

European Union supports economic recovery in Tunisia

28/11/2012

"Commission Press release Brussels, 28 November 2012 European The European Union today approved a financial assistance programme for Tunisia aimed at backing up the transition process. Worth EUR 68 million, the programme will support the intensification of the reforms initiated since the revolution in the economic and social spheres, and in good..."

 

New EU support for youth in East Partnership region

28/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 November 2012 The European Commission has today adopted a programme to support cooperation with the Eastern Partnership countries in the field of youth. Youth exchanges, raising awareness, voluntary activities, trainings and networking opportunities will be supported to strengthen skills of young people and capacities..."

 

The EU increases its support to higher education in the European Neighbourhood region

28/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 November 2012 The European Commission adopted today a new support package for higher education in the European Neighbourhood region. “Investing in people is a key objective of the neighbourhood policy."

 

New EU support for Justice and Security Sectors in Jordan

28/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 November 2012 The European Commission has today adopted a decision to provide further assistance to "Support justice sector reform in Jordan" and to "Support for the security sector in applying the rule of law"."

 

Encouraging High Level Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina

27/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Sarajevo, 27 November 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Poilicy Štefan Füle, participated today in the 2nd meeting of the High-level Dialogue on the Accession Process (HLDAP) with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Sarajevo today."

 

Speech - Opening remarks High-level Dialogue on the Accession Process between EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Commissioner Stefan Füle

27/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Speech - 2nd meeting of the High-level Dialogue on the Accession Process Sarajevo, 27 November 2012 Presidents, Your Excellencies, Dear Colleagues, It is a pleasure to be here in Sarajevo for the 2nd meeting of the High-Level Dialogue on..."

 

Š. Füle in Zagreb: We want Croatia to be a success story

26/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Zagreb, 26 November 2012 Press statement by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood policy Štefan Füle at the end of his visit to Croatia where he participated in the 4th Balkan Civil Society Forum and had meetings with Croatian President, Ivo Josipović, Prime Minister, Zoran Milanović, Deputy..."

 

Speech - Address to the Western Balkan Civil Society Forum, Commissioner Stefan Füle

26/11/2012

"European Commission Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Speech - 4th Western Balkan Civil Society Forum /Zagreb, Croatia 26 November 2012 President Nilsson, Members of the European Economic and Social Committee, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring you up to date..."

 

EU-Azerbaijan: Potential to develop ties based on values

23/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 November 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Mahmud Mammad-Quliyev to discuss openly and frankly a range of bilateral and regional issues."

 

Serbia: good work in improving the judiciary

23/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 November 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels today Serbian Minister of Justice and Public Administration, Nikola Selaković, to discuss Serbia's Justice and Public Administration progress towards EU integration."

 

EU commits itself to strengthening its support for human development in Morocco

23/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 November 2012 The European Commission today adopted a special measure for Morocco, for a total of EUR 25 million, providing support for implementing the second phase of the National Human Development Initiative (2011-2015). The new programme will focus on reducing poverty in rural areas, targeting 885 rural municipalities."

 

Closing remarks in the European Parliament debate on Enlargement

23/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament Plenary debate on the Report of MEP Maria-Eleni Koppa "Enlargement: policies, criteria and EU strategic interests". Strasbourg, 21 November 2012 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members, It was an important debate today with important messages."

 

Renewed EU support to economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community

22/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 November 2012 Today the European Commission approved new financial assistance for the Turkish Cypriot community. The €27.2 million programme will focus on promoting the economic integration of the island, with the overall objective to help prepare for its reunification."

 

Remarks in the European Parliament debate on Enlargement

21/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament Plenary debate on the Report of MEP Maria-Eleni Koppa "Enlargement: policies, criteria and EU strategic interests"."

 

Address to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee

21/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Fifth meeting of EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee Strasbourg, 21 November 2012 Dear Co-chairpersons, dear Chief Negotiator, honourable members of this Committee: I am very pleased to be able to address today's fifth meeting of the European Union - Iceland..."

 

EU-Turkey: Discussion with Minister Bağis about perspectives in the accession process

20/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 20 November 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Turkish EU Minister Bağis in Strasbourg today to look at how the accession process of Turkey could be moved forward."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the EU-Tunisia Association Council

19/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 November 2012 I have already said several times to our Tunisian friends that we want to see your transformation succeed. The European Union's offer remains substantial. We are keen to continue helping you to achieve the goals of the revolution: to strengthen democracy and to..."

 

Joint statement by HRVP Catherine Ashton, Vice-President of the Commission Oli Rehn and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the decision to allow Kosovo to join EBRD

17/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 November 2012 On Friday the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development decided to allow Kosovo to become a member of EBRD, without prejudice to the positions of EBRD members on the status of Kosovo."

 

Enlargement: Committee of the Regions brings together EU–Montenegrin local authorities

15/11/2012

"Press Release The EU's Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives Brussels, 15 November 2012 The newly-established Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) between the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and Montenegrin local authorities held its first meeting yesterday in Brussels."

 

EU-Egypt: True partnership for people and transformation

15/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Remarks at the end of the EU-Egypt Task Force meeting in Cairo Cairo, 14 November 2012 The European Union remains committed to strengthening relations with the new Egypt under the framework of the new Neighbourhood policy that we redefined..."

 

Egypt: Success of transformation depends also on active civil society

13/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Remarks at the Civil Protection Civil society roundtable ahead of the EU-Egypt Task Force Cairo, 13 November 2012 Let me start by addressing three fundamental questions: Why does civil society matter? Where does it matter? What needs to be..."

 

New EU support for job creation and vocational training for young people in Egypt

13/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 November 2012 The European Commission has approved new programmes for Egypt, to support job creation for unskilled workers, and to enhance the efficiency of the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) system to better respond to the demands of the labour market and to..."

 

First meeting of EU-Egypt Task Force to support the on-going reforms in Egypt

13/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 November 2012 The first meeting of the EU-Egypt Task Force, announced by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during his visit to Brussels in September, will take place in Cairo, Egypt on 14 November."

 

Mission for Growth: Seizing mutual benefit for businesses in the EU and Egypt

13/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 November 2012 Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani is in Egypt today, accompanied by a large business delegation composed of representatives of 102 European companies and industry associations from 13 Member States. Collectively they represent approximately three million employees and €700 billion in turnover."

 

Brussels, 12 November 2012 Remarks by President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy following his meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili

13/11/2012

"EUROPEAN COUNCIL THE PRESIDENT EN EUCO 217/12 PRESSE 466 PR PCE 182 It was my pleasure to welcome today the new Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr Ivanishvili. I congratulated him on his appointment as Prime Minister, and expressed appreciation that he had chosen Brussels for his first official visit outside..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili

13/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 November 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met Prime Minister Ivanishvili today in Brussels. Mr Ivanishvili made his first overseas visit as Prime Minister. The Commissioner welcomed Prime Minister Ivanishvili’s reaffirmation of Georgia’s path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration."

 

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle, on the parliamentary elections in Ukraine (28 October 2012)

12/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 November 2012 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, issued today the following statement: "After our initial statement following 28 October election..."

 

EU to invest €81 million to support key reforms in Albania

12/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 November 2012 Albanian citizens are to benefit from the EU's renewed financial support to the country's reform efforts. The funds will be used to address key priorities such as the reform of the judiciary, fight against organised crime, and the reform of the public..."

 

The European Endowment for Democracy – Support for the unsupported

12/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 November 2012 Today, the European Commission allocated € 6 million to ensure the swift launch of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED). The allocation will finance the establishment and initial functioning of the Endowment, which was conceived in the framework of the renewed European..."

 

EU allocates €63 million to bring Kosovo* closer to Europe

09/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 November 2012 The European Commission today announced that it has allocated €63 million to support Kosovo's efforts to implement its EU-reform agenda. The funds will be used for reforms of the justice and public administration systems, to support the readmission and reintegration of refugees..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank

08/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 November 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met today with the Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Mr. Rolf Wenzel. They explored ideas for enhanced cooperation between the European Commission and the Bank and discussed progress to date..."

 

The future prospects for Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation in the field of Civil Protection

08/11/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy High Level Conference on future orientations of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue and Co-operation in the field of Civil Protection / Brussels 8 November 2012 Dear Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen It's a great pleasure to be here today to talk about..."

 

Letter of Commissioner Štefan Füle to Leyla Zana, Member of Turkish Parliament

08/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 November 2012 Dear Ms. Zana, Thank you for your letter concerning the on-going hunger strike by Kurdish detainees in Turkey. Allow me first of all to pay tribute to your personal endeavours to promote a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue by means of dialogue..."

 

Statement by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle following his meeting with the President of PACE, Jean-Claude Mignon,

08/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 November 2012 A further strengthening of cooperation between the European Commission and the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) was discussed by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and the President of PACE , Jean-Claude Mignon, at their meeting in Brussels on..."

 

New European Commission civil protection initiative in Euro-Mediterranean region

08/11/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 November 2012 The European Commission announced today the launching of a new civil protection programme in the Mediterranean region, building on the achievements of the successful Euro-Mediterranean Regional Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made disasters (PPRD)."

 

Press statement following the meeting of Commissioner Füle with Marina Adamovich and Natalia Pinchuk

07/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 November 2012 The conditions of imprisonment of political prisoners in Belarus and the European efforts to achieve their release and rehabilitation were the main topics of the meeting in Brussels on Wednesday between Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle with the wives..."

 

MEMO/12/848

07/11/2012

"European Commission Brussels, 7 November 2012 Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with President of the Vojvodina Assembly István Pásztor Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle and the President of the Vojvodina Assembly, István Pásztor met in Brussels on 7 November 2012 to discuss Serbia's..."

 

European Commission EU-Turkey: With Minister Davutoğlu about new momentum in mutual relations

07/11/2012

"MEMO Brussels, 7 November 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in Brussels today to discuss the state of relations between Turkey and the European Union."

 

Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the third meeting of the informal Information and Coordination Group of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in Brussels

05/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 November 2012 On the EaP state of play and a way forward towards the next EaP Summit in Vilnius I welcome the third meeting of the informal Information and Coordination Group. The EU is determined to support sustainable reforms in Eastern European countries and advance..."

 

Remarks of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the European Neighbourhood Policy Senior Officials meeting in Brussels

05/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 November 2012 It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our meeting. I have always attached great importance to political dialogue with partners and to two-way communication between us."

 

Statement by High Representative Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the parliamentary elections in UkraineStatement by High Representative Vice-President Ca...

03/11/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 November 2012 Ukraine “After Sunday's election day in Ukraine the UkraineStatement by Catherine Štefan have followed closely the vote count and tabulation. They note with increasing concern that five days after the closure of the ballot the consolidated results have still not been announced."

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov in Sofia

31/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Sofia, 31 October 2012 I had a very frank and constructive discussion with the Foreign Minister and earlier I had good meetings with the President, Prime Minister, and members of the Parliament. The European Union is still facing consequences of the economic and financial crisis, and in..."

 

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle, on the parliamentary elections in Ukraine

29/10/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 October 2012 We followed closely the pre-electoral period and Sunday’s voting process in Ukraine. The turnout shows the Ukrainian citizens’ attachment to a democratic and pluralistic society. Vote counting is not yet fully completed."

 

Speech in the European Parliament in the debate on Belarus

26/10/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament/ Strasbourg 26 October 2012 Honourable members, Belarus held parliamentary elections on 23 September. It will not come as a surprise to this house to hear me state my disappointment at the way they were conducted."

 

Speech in the European Parliament in the debate on Georgia

26/10/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament/ Strasbourg 26 October 2012 I am very glad to have the chance to address the Honourable Members today. You contributed to the observation mission conducted in Georgia by OSCE-ODIHR, and to the balanced and highly pertinent report..."

 

Commission announces new initiatives to boost private investment in the Neighbourhood

25/10/2012

"European Press Release Brussels, 25 October 2012 Commission Two new initiatives to boost private investment in the Neighbourhood region were presented today at the Strategic Board meeting of the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) in Brussels: The Investment Security in the Mediterranean Region (ISMED) Support Programme will be implemented together with..."

 

Erasmus Mundus opens applications for scholarships for Syrian students

24/10/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 October 2012 The European Commission announced that applications for the Erasmus Mundus scholarships for Syrian students are now open. The European Commission is keen to ensure that during the current conflict, Syrian students – including those exiled or displaced inside Syria – are able..."

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood EU-Moldova Forum EU-Moldova Forum organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Robert-Bosch-Stiftung / Berlin, G...

23/10/2012

"European Commission Honourable Members of Parliaments, Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, Excellencies, Dear colleagues, May I begin by thanking the organisers of this Forum for their invitation. It is a great honour and a pleasure for me to contribute a few of my own thoughts to your discussions about the..."

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle to the media in Tbilisi

18/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Tbilisi, 18 October 2012 We came to Georgia with Helga Schmid, the deputy secretary general of the EEAS, on behalf of the High Representative Catherine Ashton. I am glad to be in Georgia so soon after the elections and just a few days after the Foreign Ministers..."

 

EU Commission and UN Women launch new partnership on women’s empowerment

17/10/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 October 2012 Brussels, 17/10/2012: The European Commission and UN Women today launched Spring Forward for Women, a new joint regional programme for the South Mediterranean Region."

 

Explaining Feasibility study in Kosovo

12/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 October 2012 Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference following his meeting with Hashim Thaçi, Prime Minister of Republic of Kosovo in Pristina ''I hope I am not going to reveal any secret referring to our previous discussion when I said that not..."

 

Joint statement by High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle, on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine

12/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 October 2012 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, made today the following statement: “The parliamentary elections to be held on 28..."

 

Commission outlines next steps for EU enlargement

10/10/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 October 2012 Today the European Commission recommends for a fourth time to open accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It recommends granting EU candidate status to Albania ... "

 

Štefan Füle EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Enlargement Package 2012: Address to the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) European Parliament/ Brussels 10 Octobe...

10/10/2012

"European Commission Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen. At a time when the European Union faces major challenges and significant global uncertainty, enlargement policy continues to contribute to peace, security and prosperity ... "

 

Key findings of the 2012 progress report on Turkey

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Commission's 2012 Progress Report on Turkey highlights the successful launch of the positive agenda to support and to complement the accession negotiations, through enhanced cooperation in a number ... "

 

Key findings of the Progress Report on Serbia

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Progress Report on Serbia is part of the 2012 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 10 October. The Commission concluded that Serbia continues on its way to sufficiently fulfilling ... "

 

Key findings of the 2012 Progress Report on Montenegro

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Progress Report on Montenegro is part of the 2012 Enlargement Package adopted today by the European Commission. This is the first Progress Report on Montenegro since the country opened accession negotiations ... "

 

Key findings of the Feasibility Study for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Union and Kosovo

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Feasibility Study is part of the 2012 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 10 October. The Commission confirms that Kosovo is largely ready to open negotiations for a Stabilisation ... "

 

Key findings on the 2012 progress report on Iceland

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Progress Report on Iceland is part of the 2012 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 10 October. The Commission concluded that Iceland continues to fully meet the political criteria ... "

 

Key findings of the 2012 Progress Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Progress Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is part of the 2012 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 10 October.... "

 

Key findings of the 2012 comprehensive monitoring report on Croatia

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Comprehensive Monitoring Report on Croatia is part of the 2012 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 10 October. The Commission concluded that the country has continued to make ... "

 

Key findings of the 2012 Progress Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Progress Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the 2012 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 10 October. The Commission concluded that Bosnia and Herzegovina has made limited ... "

 

Key findings of the 2012 Progress Report on Albania

10/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 October 2012 The Progress Report on Albania is part of the 2012 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 10 October. The European Commission concluded that Albania made good progress towards fulfilling ... "

 

Supporting societies in democratic transition

03/10/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 03 October 2012 Today, the European Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign and Security Policy/Vice-President Catherine Ashton have made proposals on improving the EU's support to countries ... "

 

Joint Statement by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of Georgia’s parliamentary elections

02/10/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 October 2012 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood ... "

 

Projet d'appui à la réduction des inégalités sociales et aux services de soins de santé de première ligne et intermédiaires pour les régions défavorisées en Tunisie français (fr)

02/10/2012

 

Programme d'appui à la réforme de la justice en Tunisie français (fr)

02/10/2012

 

New financing agreements for reforms in Armenia

27/09/2012

"European Commission Press release Yerevan, 27 September 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and Prime Minister of Armenia, Tigran Sargsyan, signed two new financing agreements between the European Union and ... "

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia

27/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Yerevan, 27 September 2012 In out talks with the Prime Minister we had discussed a substantial agenda focusing on how to accelerate reform and modernization in Armenia for the benefit of the citizens and the country and on how ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Seminar organised by the EU Advisory Group, on the Role of Civil Society in Democratic Governance, Yerevan Arm...

27/09/2012

"European Commission Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Democratic Governance Seminar organised by the EU Advisory Group, on the Role of Civil Society in Democratic Governance, ... "

 

New EU funding to improve border management and regional cooperation in the Eastern Partnership

25/09/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 September 2012 The European Commission has approved a new support package for the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood of just over €23 million that will help to improve security, boost trade and increase mobility ... "

 

Birthday wishes for imprisoned Belarusian human rights activist A. Bialiatski

25/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 September 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle has sent a message to one of Belarusian political prisoners, the human rights activist Ales Bialiatski who is celebrating his ... "

 

EU-Ukraine: Taking stock of the state of play and necessary reforms

24/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 September 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Khoroshkovsky in Brussels today.... "

 

Statement by the High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the parliamentary elections in Belarus

24/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 September 2012 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood ... "

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle, following his meeting with Marian Lupu, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

24/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 September 2012 We discussed the progress achieved by our close partner country in its structural reforms, and the importance of their further consolidation. I underlined the importance that the EU attaches to the ... "

 

Commissioner Füle and Minister Selaković about challenges of the judicial reform

24/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 September 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and newly appointed Serbian Minister of Justice and Public Administration, Nikola Selaković, met in Brussels today to ... "

 

Statement by the spokespersons of High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the changes to the Law of the Prosecutor's office in Ukraine

21/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 September 2012 The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement ... "

 

European Union support for improving access to clean water and sanitation in Egypt

20/09/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 September 2012 The European Commission approved new funding of € 10 million to improve access to drinking water and sanitation for over 15 million people in Egypt.... "

 

memo/12/687

19/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 September 2012 Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Edi Rama, Chairman of the Socialist Party of Albania The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met ... "

 

Enhancing democracy and fighting poverty: European Commission commits to further support civil society in partner countries

19/09/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 September 2012 In a new Communication on "The roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe's engagement with Civil Society in external relations", the European Commission announces it will engage ... "

 

New support for civil society and media in Jordan

18/09/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 September 2012 Brussels, 18 September 2012 – New funding of €9 million for the media in Jordan was approved by the European Commission. The support will help to establish free, independent and high quality ... "

 

Albania: Real progress after delivery on key priorities

18/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 September 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the President of Albania, Bujar Nishani, in Brussels today to discuss the latest developments in Albania´s integration ... "

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

17/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Skopje, 17 September 2012 ''İt is a pleasure to be in Skopje for the third time this year to be pushing forward the agenda of HLAD. A lot has changed since our first meeting in March including the time we keep media waiting for ... "

 

The European Commission announces new large-scale support the Occupied Palestinian Territory

14/09/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 September 2012 The European Commission has today announced new funding of €100 million for Palestine in the areas of water and sanitation and supporting refugees, as well as a package of support to Area C ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Ukraine and the World: Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges Together 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, Ukraine 13 Septem...

14/09/2012

"European Commission My 3rd time in Yalta – a look back Ladies and Gentlemen, friends, This is the third time that I have had the opportunity to join the energetic and informed debate which is the hallmark of the Yalta Conference.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Kosovo's European Future Dinner marking the end of supervised independence, Pristina, Kosovo 10 September 2012

11/09/2012

"European Commission Madam President, Prime Minister, Ministers, President Ahtisaari, Ambassadors, dear Pieter. I am delighted to be with you tonight to mark the opening of a new chapter in Kosovo * 's history.... "

 

Kosovo: Commissioner Füle in Pristina about challenges ahead

10/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 September 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, will participate at an event in Pristina tonight to mark the end of the supervised independence of Kosovo.... "

 

Montenegro: New demanding phase in EU process

06/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 September 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro Nebojša Kaluđerović in Brussels on Thursday ... "

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle, following the meeting with Ivica Dačić, Prime Minister of Serbia

04/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 September 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle and the new Prime Minister of Serbia, Ivica Dačić met today in Brussels to discuss Serbia's European Integration.... "

 

Statement following the meeting of Commissioner Štefan Füle, with Edmond Panariti, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania

04/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 September 2012 TheCommissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Mr Štefan Füle, met today with Mr EdmondPanariti, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania.... "

 

Statement by the Spokespersons of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the release of Ramil Safarov

04/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 September 2012 The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission and Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement ... "

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

04/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 September 2012 President Ivanov and I have discussed the recent developments in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The President has given me a full update.... "

 

Joint statement by High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle, on EU-Georgia relations and the upcoming elections

03/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 September 2012 We wish to reaffirm that Georgia is an important partner for the European Union and we are committed to further deepening our very dynamic relations.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland on the Road Map for Bosnia and Herzegovina's EU membership application and the ex...

03/09/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 September 2012 "The Council of Europe and the European Commission note with great disappointment that the institutional and political leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina missed the first timeline for implementing the ... "

 

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Suzana Grubješić, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European integration

30/08/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 August 2012 I am delighted to welcome to Brussels today Mrs Suzana Grubješić, the new Serbian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European integration, We had a very constructive first meeting on the priorities of ... "

 

Joint Statement by EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton, and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the judgement by Ukraine’s Higher Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases in the cas...

29/08/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 August 2012 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood ... "

 

European Commission allocates new funding for judicial reform and economic integration in Armenia

28/08/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 August 2012 Brussels, 28 August 2012 – The European Commission adopted the Annual Action Programme 2012 for Armenia in the framework of the Eastern Partnership, accelerating justice reform and preparing the ... "

 

European Commission announces new support for agriculture and food safety in Georgia

28/08/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 August 2012 Brussels, 28 August 2012 – In the framework of the Eastern partnership the European Commission has provided new funding to modernise Georgia's agriculture, as well as build up the institutions ... "

 

European Commission announces support for justice and migration in Azerbaijan

23/08/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 August 2012 The European Commission today announced new funding for Azerbaijan to help reform the institutions responsible for bilateral relations with the EU; in particular those in the areas of justice ... "

 

Joint statement by the spokespersons of High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the extradition of an internationally recognised refugee from...

17/08/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 August 2012 The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and ... "

 

European Union mobilises to protect the environment in Algeria

16/08/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 August 2012 Brussels, 16 August 2012 – The European Commission has approved an ambitious €34million environmental programme in Algeria. This programme, which will be carried out in partnership with the Algerian ... "

 

The European Union supports access to healthcare for four million people in Tunisia

06/08/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 August 2012 The European Commission has adopted a new project worth EUR12 million to reduce inequalities in access to healthcare in the 13 most disadvantaged regions in southern and western Tunisia; these ... "

 

European Commission supports reforms in Moldova

03/08/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 03 August 2012 The European Commission announced today new support of €94 million for the Republic of Moldova. Part of the Annual Action Programme 2012, the new funding will focus on reforming the administration ... "

 

European Union allocates new funding to improve transport and the environment in Eastern neighbourhood

01/08/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 1 August 2012 The European Commission has adopted the first part of the 2012 Regional Action Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood which will focus on the areas of environment and transport.... "

 

Increased EU support for the Moroccan Government’s sectoral reforms

30/07/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 July 2012 Increased EUsupport for the Moroccan Government’s sectoral reforms The Commission has adopted its 2012 action programme for Morocco. With a total budget of EUR112million, the programme is designed ... "

 

Statement by the spokespersons of High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the new government in Serbia

27/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 July 2012 High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Füle welcome the formation of a new government in Serbia and congratulate Ivica Dacic on assuming the role of Prime Minister.... "

 

EU steps up support to reforms in public broadcasting

25/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2012 Brussels, 24 July - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Jean-Paul Philippot signed a Memorandum of Understanding ... "

 

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference after the Association council with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

24/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2012 "Today's meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council was a useful opportunity to jointly review the progress of the accession process, including the priority areas under the High Level Accession ... "

 

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference after the EU-Israel Association Council

24/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 July 2012 "First of all let me repeat also on behalf of the European Commission that we strongly condemn the terrorist attack on Israeli citizens in Bulgaria last week.... "

 

Commission amends visa facilitation agreement for citizens of Ukraine

23/07/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 July 2012 The European Commission signed an amended Visa Facilitation Agreement with Ukraine in Brussels today, further facilitating people-to-people contacts and strengthening ties between the citizens of ... "

 

Lebanon: Next steps towards finalising the Action Plan of cooperation with the European Union

18/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 July 2012 European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade, Nicolas Nahas, in Brussels today to discuss details of the Action Plan ... "

 

Belarus: With independent journalists about European future

18/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 July 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with journalists from Belarusian independent media in Brussels today to discuss the situation in Belarus, the EU’s policies towards the ... "

 

EU announces new support for Lebanon

13/07/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 July 2012 Brussels, 13/07/2012: Today, the European Commission announced new financial support to further assist the Government of Lebanon in improving living conditions and reducing social inequalities for ... "

 

Statement on the occasion of Commissioner Füle's participation at the Informal Belarus Donors' Coordination Meeting

12/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 July 2012 The European External Action Service and the European Commission today organised in Brussels a meeting of international donors on Belarus. The meeting brought together state actors, international organisations ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Human rights and civil society in Syria: revealing the truth, preparing the transition Brussels 12 July 2012

12/07/2012

"European Commission Ladies and gentlemen, I am very glad to be here with you today, and I first of all want to express my solidarity with the Syrian people, who have lived in deeply shocking circumstances for the last 15 months, with the death of more ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Georgia's European Way – the EU and its European Neighbours Batumi Conference, Georgia 11 July 2012

11/07/2012

"European Commission Messrs Presidents, Mr Prime Minister, Mr Vice Prime Minister, Honourable Ministers and Parliamentarians, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Dear Delegates, I would like to thank you for your warm welcome and for giving me the chance ... "

 

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle on the commemoration of Srebrenica

11/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 July 2012 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy ... "

 

Further concrete support for transformation in Tunisia

09/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Tunis, 9 July 2012 Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press point during his visit to Tunisia: ''Happy to be back here,for thethirdtimesince I joined the European Commission.... "

 

Joint statement by the spokespersons of High Representative Catherine Ashton and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, on the Libyan elections

07/07/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 July 2012 “Today’s truly historic elections for the Libyan National Congress should mark the beginning of a new era of democracy in Libya. In a climate of freedom, in spite of reports of isolated incidents of violence, ... "

 

European Commission to provide additional funding for key investment projects in the Neighbourhood

06/07/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 July 2012 Brussels, 06 July 2012 - The European Commission has today announced additional support for the Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) for this year.... "

 

Montenegro: Big step towards EU membership

29/06/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 29 June 2012 Remarks of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle at the press conference after the Intergovernmental conference with Montenegro where accession negotiations ... "

 

Statement on the arrest of human rights activist and trade unionist in Turkey

28/06/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 June 2012 Statement by the spokesperson of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle The European Commission has learnt with concern of the arrest of Osman İşçi, executive ... "

 

EU-Georgia: Meeting of Commissioner Fule with President Saakashvili

28/06/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 June 2012 Brussels (28th June) - The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili met in Brussels today to discuss EU-Georgia relations. ... "

 

Joint Conclusions from the High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process with Bosnia and Hercegovina and the Road Map for BiH´s EU membership application

27/06/2012

"uropean Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 June 2012 The representatives of the executive authorities and the main political parties attended the launch today of the High Level Dialogue on the EU accession Process in Brussels upon the invitation of the European ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Opening speech at the launching of the High Level Accession Dialogue with Bosnia and Herzegovina High Level ...

27/06/2012

"European Commission Presidents, Your Excellencies, dear colleagues, I am very pleased to welcome you on behalf of the European Commission here in our headquarters, the Berlaymont building, in the heart of Europe.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Füle following his meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Vlad Filat

26/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 June 2012 I met today with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Vlad Filat. I commended the Moldovans for the undisputable progress achieved by them: progress towards political stabilisation, with the election ... "

 

Launching the High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process of Bosnia and Herzegovina

26/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 June 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle will launch the High Level Dialogue on the Accession Process with political representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Brussels ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Speech at the meeting of EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooper...

25/06/2012

"European Commission Chairmen, Honourable Members, This is an important moment for European Union-Azerbaijan relations. The frequency of debates on the country and the relations with the European Union in the framework of the Eastern Partnership show that ... "

 

EU-Turkey: intensifying work on positive agenda

22/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 June 2012 Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference following the Association Council with Turkey. We had a very extensive and friendly exchange of views covering the whole range of EU-Turkey relations. ... "

 

Iceland: keeping the fast pace in negotiations

22/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 June 2012 Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference following the Intergovernmental conference on Iceland's Accession to the EU ''Only one year after the first chapters have been opened, we have ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Opening of the restored Bandabulya old market in the northern part of Nicosia Official visit to Cyprus/Nicosi...

20/06/2012

"European Commission Your Excellencies, honourable guests, dear Nicosians, dear Cypriots, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to be here amongst you today to mark the opening of this beautifully restored market.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Address to political parties representing the Greek Cypriot community and the Turkish Cypriot community Offic...

20/06/2012

"European Commission Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I still remember our previous discussion during my first visit in October 2010 and I look for the same encouragement I received from you last time.... "

 

Joint statement by EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the appointment of the new Secretary-General of the Regional Cooperation Council

15/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 June 2012 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood ... "

 

Enhanced EU-Turkey energy cooperation

14/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Stuttgart, 14 June 2012 Joint statement by EU Commissioners Oettinger and Füle and Turkish Ministers Bağış and Yildiz Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and Commissioner for Energy Günther ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Speech at the meeting of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee European Parliament/ Strasbourg 13 June 2012

14/06/2012

"European Commission Chairmen, Honourable Members, This is the first time that I address the Members of both houses here in Strasbourg, the symbol of European unification and democracy. Finding common ground has not always been - and is still not always ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Speech at the meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee European Parliament, Strasbourg 1...

14/06/2012

"European Commission Mr Co-Chairmen, Thank you very much for inviting me to join you today. The European Union-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee is meeting at a critical moment in our relations, and I believe you can play a central role in helping ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the inauguration of President Nikolic Inauguration of President Nikolic, Belgrade 11 June 2012

11/06/2012

"European Commission Your Excellencies, Thank you, President, for inviting me to the ceremony for your inauguration. I have come today to express my deep attachment to Serbia, to Serbia's people and their efforts to modernise their country, and to Serbia's ... "

 

EU-Serbia: Commissioner Füle met new President Nikolić

11/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Belgrade, 11 June 2012 Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle after the meeting with the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolič in Belgrade on Monday 11th June: "What a special day to be here.... "

 

European Commission adopts special measure to support Syrian population and refugees

08/06/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 June 2012 Brussels, 8 June 2012: The European Commission has today adopted a special measure for Syria, under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) to enable a rapid, simple response ... "

 

EU-Turkey Political Dialogue

07/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 June 2012 Remarks by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle at the press conference after the Political Dialogue at Ministerial Level in Istanbul: I would like to thank Foreign Minister ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy IEMED Mediterranean Yearbook Presentation European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMED), Brussels 6...

07/06/2012

"European Commission Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the European Institute of the Mediterranean and the European Parliament for the kind invitation. As I had mentioned in our previous encounter in March in Barcelona, we need more than ever ... "

 

Catherine Ashton visits Turkey

07/06/2012

"European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 June 2012 Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, visits Turkey today.... "

 

Remarks by Commissioner Füle following the EU-Croatia Stabilisation and Association Council

06/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Brussels, 6 June 2012 ‘Today´s Stabilisation and Association Council with Croatia is the 8th one since we started the accession process with Zagreb and it might possibly be the last one before the accession of Croatia.... "

 

Commissioner Štefan FÜLE: Press remarks after the launching of the informal Eastern Partnership dialogue in Chisinau

05/06/2012

"European Commission MEMO Chisinau, 5 June 2012 Thank you all very much for your participation in this very important day for the Eastern Partnership which marks the launching of the Informal Dialogue. This is an important tool to steer our more and more ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood The Future of Europe 2012 Wroclaw Global Forum Wroclaw, 1 June 2012

01/06/2012

"SPEECH/12/413 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you this morning to talk about the European Union and its neighbourhood in a changing world. In today's world I can see three major drivers of change: 1) The emergence of ... "

 

EU-Kosovo: Further step to consolidate rule of law

30/05/2012

"MEMO/12/394 Brussels, 30 May 2012 The European Commission and Kosovo have launched the Structured Dialogue on the Rule of Law in Brussels today. The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle stressed it was designed to ... "

 

Š.Fule to visit Iceland

23/05/2012

"MEMO/12/371 Brussels, 23 May 2012 Brussels, 23 May 2012 – Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will visit Iceland on Thursday and Friday to discuss efforts for the forthcoming period in the accession negotiations.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Presentation of the European Neighbourhood Policy package European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Stras...

22/05/2012

"SPEECH/12/374 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members, It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you again to talk about the new European Neighbourhood Policy package. And I am very happy that my good friend the Council of Europe Secretary General, Mr Jagland, ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Statement on the Situation in Ukraine, Case of Yulia Tymoshenko European Parliament Plenary Session Strasbour...

22/05/2012

"SPEECH/12/373 Mr. President, honourable members of the European Parliament The European Union has expressed its indignation at the use of selective justice in Ukraine on a number of occasions over the last year.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Opening Remarks: Slovak Naïve Art in Serbia – The BABKA-KOVAČICA ART GALLERY COLLECTION Opening of the ex...

21/05/2012

"SPEECH/12/371 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests, First of all, I would like to thank Pavel Babka for bringing the BABKA-KOVAČICA ART GALLERY exhibition to Brussels and introducing Naïve art and its tradition in Kovačica and Padina ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the Chapter 23 Kick-Off Meeting with Turkey Launch of the Positive Agenda with Turkey Ankar...

18/05/2012

"SPEECH/12/368 Having launched the implementation of the positive agenda, we are here now to kick- start the work under what is perhaps the most important chapters, chapter 23. The issues it covers, related to judiciary and fundamental rights, are the ... "

 

Remarks by Commissioner Füle after the first working group on chapter 23 with Turkey

17/05/2012

"MEMO/12/360 Brussels, 17 May 2012 ''It was a pleasure to open the concrete work on the positive agenda and it is not a coincidence that we start with the chapter 23 on judiciary and fundamental rights.... "

 

Positive EU-Turkey agenda launched in Ankara

17/05/2012

"MEMO/12/359 Brussels, 17 May 2012 The new positive agenda intended to bring fresh dynamics into the EU-Turkey relations was launched by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and the Turkish Minister for European Affairs ... "

 

EU-Turkey: Commissioner Štefan Füle to launch positive agenda

16/05/2012

"MEMO/12/358 Brussels, 16 May 2012 Brussels (16th May) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will visit Ankara on Thursday to launch the positive agenda in EU-Turkey relations.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood EU-Turkey relations TUSKON dinner with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan Brussels, 15 May 2012

16/05/2012

"SPEECH/12/360 President Meral, Deputy Prime Minister, Commissioner Rehn, Members of Parliament. ambassadors and other distinguished guests, First I would like to thank Tuskon and its President Mr. Meral for inviting me to this dinner debate – which is ... "

 

Remarks by Commissioner Füle following the fifteenth EU-Ukraine Cooperation Council

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/356 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The Minister has set out very clearly how we believe Ukraine can get back on the road to political association. This message was given clearly to the Ukrainian side today.... "

 

Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle at the presentation of the ENP Package 2012

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/355 Brussels, 15 May 2012 ''Thank you, Cathy As you already said, the EU has done a lot in the last year to implement the new European Neighbourhood Policy and to start delivering on our commitments.... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Lebanon

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/337 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

EU bolsters its support to reformers in its Southern and Eastern neighbourhoods

15/05/2012

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 May 2012 - In May 2011, in the midst of dramatic changes sweeping the Southern Neighbourhood, the EU completed a major review of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Jordan

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/336 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Israel

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/335 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

ENP Package – Libya

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/338 Brussels, 15 May 2012 Libya is not a full participant to the ENP. It participates only in the multilateral track of the Eastern Partnership. No Country Progress Report is prepared for Libya because there is no ENP Action Plan in force.... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Georgia

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/344 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Egypt

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/333 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Algeria

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/329 Brussels, 15 May 2012 ENP Package – Algeria The EU and Algeria are linked by an Association Agreement (AA) signed in 2002 and which entered into force in 2005. In December 2011 Algeria officially indicated its willingness to start exploratory ... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Ukraine

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/344 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

PEV Rapport de suivi 2011 – Tunisie français (fr)

15/05/2012

 

ENP Package – Syria

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/342 Brussels, 15 May 2012 Syria is not a full participant to the ENP. It participates only in the multilateral track of the Eastern Partnership. No Country Progress Report is prepared for Syria because there is no ENP Action Plan in force.... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/341 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Republic of Moldova

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/340 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

PEV Rapport de suivi 2011 – Maroc français (fr)

15/05/2012

 

ENP Package – Belarus

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/332 Brussels, 15 May 2012 Belarus is not a full participant to the ENP. It participates only in the multilateral track of the Eastern Partnership. No Country Progress Report is prepared for Belarus because there is no ENP Action Plan in force.... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Azerbaijan

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/331 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

ENP Package, Country Progress Report – Armenia

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/330 Brussels, 15 May 2012 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 15 May 2012 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication (“Delivering on ... "

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle: remarks following the 4th meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council with Albania

15/05/2012

"MEMO/12/348 Brussels, 15 May 2012 This 4th meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council was very constructive and forward looking. It was very important that there was – for the first time - also a representative of the opposition at the table, ... "

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle met President Foreign Minister of Iceland Őssur Skarphéðinsson

14/05/2012

"MEMO/12/345 Brussels, 14 May 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Foreign Minister of Iceland Őssur Skarphéðinsson in Brussels today to discuss the state of the accession negotiations.... "

 

Joint statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the elections in Algeria 

12/05/2012

"MEMO/12/324 Brussels, 12 May 2012 Joint statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and CommissionerŠtefan Füle on the elections in Algeria Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy andVice-President ... "

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner ŠtefanFüle on the Parliamentary elections in Armenia on 6 May 2012

08/05/2012

"MEMO/12/311 Brussels, 08 May 2012 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, jointly with ŠtefanFüle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood ... "

 

CYPRUS: EUR 2 million project to preserve the island's cultural heritage

08/05/2012

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 May 2012 - The European Commission has launched a two million euro project to preserve the cultural heritage in Cyprus. The project is part of the European Commission's aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Address to the members of the Albanian Parliament Albanian Parliament Tirana, 3 May 2012

03/05/2012

"SPEECH/12/322 Madame Speaker, [Mr President, Mr Prime Minister], honourable members of Parliament, ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be in Tirana today. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address the Assemblyandthrough you ... "

 

Š.Füle visits Albania to discuss reforms and European agenda

02/05/2012

"MEMO/12/298 Brussels, 2 May 2012 Brussels - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will visit Albania on Thursday 3rd May 2012 to discuss reform efforts and progress in the EU agenda with his Albanian counterparts.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Regional Cooperation in the Balkans: time for a new boost EPC Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation in the ...

30/04/2012

"SPEECH/12/313 Dear friends, Today's European Policy Centre debate on regional cooperation in the Balkans comes at a crucial juncture for the region and for the structures of regional cooperation. The momentum is positive.... "

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle met President Nicolae Timofti

27/04/2012

"MEMO/12/289 Brussels, 27 April 2012 I had the pleasure to meet today Nicolae Timofti and congratulate him on his recent election as President of the Republic of Moldova. It was a timely, useful and encouraging meeting.... "

 

EU-Lebanon: Increased support for reforms

26/04/2012

"MEMO/12/285 Brussels, 26 April 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Prime Minister of Lebanon Najib Mikati in Brussels today. "We have discussed Lebanon´s reform efforts and the EU´s assistance based ... "

 

EU-Ukraine: Concerns about treatment of Ms Tymoshenko

25/04/2012

"MEMO/12/282 Brussels, 25 April 2012 The treatment of the imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other former politicians was the main topic of the meeting between the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Finding durable solutions for refugees and displaced persons International Donors Conference on Durable Solut...

25/04/2012

"SPEECH/12/299 Mr Chairman, Ministers, distinguished guests, As you know, I have taken a great personal interest in the Sarajevo Process, which aims at finding durable solutions for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced persons from the 1991-1995 ... "

 

EU supports historic step in regional cooperation between Western Balkan countries on refugees and displaced persons

24/04/2012

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 April 2012 –Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia have renewed their commitment, in Sarajevo today, to finding durable solutions for refugees and displaced persons of the 1991-1995 conflict ... "

 

Remarks by Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference following the International Donors Conference on Durable Solutions for Refugees and Displaced Persons

24/04/2012

"MEMO/11/274 Sarajevo, 23 April 2012 Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Today's conference is important in many respects: it is a clear sign that the region wishes to leave the past behind, without forgetting it and move on towards the future as a good ... "

 

Croatia: Commission has adopted the Monitoring Report on accession preparations

24/04/2012

"MEMO/12/273 Brussels, 24 April 2012 The European Commission has adopted its Monitoring Report on Croatia’s accession preparations today. This is a part of the regular6-monthly monitoring as foreseen by the Accession Treaty.... "

 

EU-Morocco: Preparing for the Action Plan on reforms

23/04/2012

"MEMO/12/272 Brussels, 23 April 2012 Remarks by Commissioner Füle at the press conference after the EU-Morocco Association Council in Luxembourg on 23rd April 2012 ‘’Morocco and the EU share the objective of a deepening and strengthening their relations ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Speech at the EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly Baku, 3 April 2012

03/04/2012

"SPEECH/12/256 I am happy to be here, in Baku, 21 years after Azerbaijan, as well as Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine regained their independence. I am thankful for the invitation and I want to express my gratitude to Azerbaijan’s ... "

 

European Union and Ukrainian Negotiators initial Association Agreement, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area

30/03/2012

"MEMO/12/238 Brussels, 30 March 2012 At the 15th EU-Ukraine Summit in December 2011, the leaders of the European Union and Ukraine announced that they had finalized negotiations on an Association Agreement aimed at establishing political association and ... "

 

Š. Füle met Minister of European Integration of Albania Ms Majlinda Bregu

29/03/2012

"MEMO/12/236 Brussels, 29 March 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Mr Štefan Füle, met today with Minister of European Integration of Albania Ms Majlinda Bregu. They discussed the latest developments in the EU integration ... "

 

Launching European Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarus

29/03/2012

"MEMO/12/226 Brussels, 29 March 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle today launched the European Dialogue on Modernisation with Belarusian society at a meeting inBrusselswith representatives of Belarusian civil ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Opening remarks in EP debate on Montenegro European Parliament, Brussels Brussels, 28 March 2012

28/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/245 President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, It is a great pleasure and honour for me to address the European Parliament today for the debate on the resolution on the 2011 progress report on Montenegro.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Opening remarks in EP debate on Kosovo European Parliament, Brussels Brussels, 28 March 2012

28/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/244 President, Honourable members of the European Parliament, I am grateful for your kind invitation to participate in your discussions on Kosovo. I am also grateful for your support for the Commission's work on Kosovo, as confirmed by the report ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Opening remarks in EP debate on Turkey European Parliament, Brussels Brussels, 28 March 2012

28/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/242 Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, I would like to thank the Parliament, and in particular Ms Oomen-Ruijten for her good and balanced report on Turkey. This debate and your resolution come at an important time for ... "

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle met Vladimir Filat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

28/03/2012

"MEMO/12/228 Brussels, 28 March 2012 ''I met today with Vlad Filat, to take stock of our bilateral relations. We discussed our joint objectives for the forthcoming period. The meeting was very timely coming less than two weeks after the Moldovan Parliament ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Opening remarks in EP debate on Serbia European Parliament, Brussels Brussels, 28 March 2012

28/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/240 President, Honourable Members, It is a great pleasure and honour for me to participate in today's debate on the European integration process of Serbia, not least since Serbia was granted candidate status by the European Council at the beginning ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood First meeting of the National Council for European Integration National Council for European Integration, Kos...

27/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/229 President, Prime Minister, Ministers, Members of the Assembly, Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to participate in this first meeting of Council for European Integration.... "

 

Š. Füle met Branko Grčić Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds

27/03/2012

"MEMO/12/220 Brussels, 26 March 2012 I have had a very good meeting today with Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Branko Grčić. I congratulated Mr Grčić on his appointment.... "

 

Š. Füle met the Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Musa Xhaferri (fYRoM)

26/03/2012

"MEMO/12/213 Brussels, 26 March 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle met with the Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Musa Xhaferri of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.... "

 

Š. Füle in Pristina to launch feasibility study

26/03/2012

"MEMO/12/217 Brussels, 26 March 2012 The launch of a feasibility study for Kosovo is the main topic of the visit of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle to Pristina on Tuesday.... "

 

Š.Füle with Ukrainian Energy Minister Y.Boyko

23/03/2012

"MEMO/12/211 Brussels, 22 March 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Štefan Füle met with the Energy Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko in Brussels late Thursday. Theydiscussedrecent developments inbilateral relations, including the ... "

 

Montenegro: Keeping up the speed of accession process

22/03/2012

"MEMO/12/210 Brussels, 22 March 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Igor Lukšić in Brussels on Thursday. Commissioner Füle stated that the decision of the European ... "

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Moving in right direction but further efforts needed

21/03/2012

"MEMO/12/205 Brussels, 21 March 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with Mr Bakir Izetbegović, the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Brussels today, where they discussed the latest ... "

 

EU-Algeria: A new stage of more intense cooperation

19/03/2012

"Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse Brussels (19th March) – The European support for the reforms and strengthening of the bilateral cooperation will be the main topics of the visit of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy ... "

 

Statement by the High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the election of the President of the Republic of Moldova

18/03/2012

"MEMO/12/190 Brussels, 16 March 2012 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commissionand Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy,made ... "

 

Start of the High Level Accession Dialogue with the government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

15/03/2012

"MEMO/12/187 Skopje, 15 March 2012 ''I am convinced that your future lies within the European family. Together we want to make it sure that real, tangible and visible progress can be achieved on the path towards European integration.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Address on Kosovo European Parliament Strasbourg, 14 March 2012,

14/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/191 Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Address on Kosovo European Parliament, Strasbourg Strasbourg, 14 March 2012, Honourable Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, The General Affairs Council of 28 February ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address at the plenary debate on Iceland European Parliament, Strasbourg Strasbourg, 14 March 2012

14/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/187 It is a great pleasure for me to contribute today to your debate on Iceland's accession and to hear your views on this ambitious project. I would like to seize this opportunity to congratulate the Rapporteur, Mr Preda, on his comprehensive ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address at the plenary debate on the former Yugoslavic Republic of Macedonia European Parliament, Str...

14/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/186 President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, I am delighted to be discussing the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with you - one week after I attended the hearing in the Parliament hosted by Mr.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address at the plenary debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina European Parliament, Strasbourg Strasbourg, 1...

14/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/188 Thank you President for giving me the floor. Let me first of all thank Doris Pack for an excellent report on Bosnia and Herzegovina as basis for the discussion with all of you today. When speaking to this house about Bosnia and Herzegovina ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy The EU and the Challenges of Arab Transitions Working Breakfast at IEMed Barcelona, 8 March 2012

08/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/175 The EU and the Challenges of Arab Transitions Dear Secretary General Sijilmassi, Dear Director General Bassols, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished guests. It is a pleasure to be with you this morning.... "

 

EU-Armenia: Joint work on Partnership for Reform

07/03/2012

"MEMO/12/169 Brussels, 7 March 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in Brussels today to discuss how to further strengthen the relations between ... "

 

Turkey: With TÜSIAD about reforms and positive agenda

06/03/2012

"MEMO/12/164 Brussels, 6 March 2012 Statement of Commissioner Š.Füle following his meeting with President of TUSIAD Ü.Boyner in Brussels Today I met with Ümit BOYNER, President of the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association TÜSIAD.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Open hearing on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Open hearing, European Parliament Brussels,...

06/03/2012

"SPEECH/12/157 First of all, I would like to thank Mr Richard Howitt and the organisers for this opportunity to discuss the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. I welcome the pro-active role of the European Parliament in enhancing our relations with ... "

 

Statement of Commissioner Š.Füle after the meeting with Ms Teuta Arifi, Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

06/03/2012

"MEMO/12/162 Brussels, 6 March 2012 "I met with Deputy Prime Minister Teuta Arifi today and we had very constructive discussions. We talked about the measures the government in Skopje plans to take in order to bring forward the key reforms in the near ... "

 

Morocco: Moving forward to more dynamic relations

06/03/2012

"MEMO/12/160 Brussels, 6 March 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle received a delegation of the Economic and Social Council of Morocco (CES) in Brussels today.... "

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle met Edmond Haxhinasto, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania

01/03/2012

"MEMO/12/151 Brussels, 1 March 2012 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Mr Štefan Füle, met today with Mr Edmond Haxhinasto, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania.... "

 

Kosovo: Important step in relations with the EU

01/03/2012

"MEMO/12/152 Brussels, 1 March 2012 Commissioner Š. Füle on his meeting with Kosovo's Prime Minister Hasim Thaci, Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj and European Integration Minister Vlora Çitaku "At our meeting today we discussed conclusions of the General ... "

 

EU increases its support to the Criminal Justice Reform process in Georgia

29/02/2012

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 February – Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and Vice-Prime Minister of Georgia and State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration, Giorgi Baramidze, signed a financing ... "

 

EU helps to mobilise investments for transport on the Europe–Caucasus–Asia corridor

28/02/2012

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 February 2012 – Today the European Commission hosts the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) Investment Forum to help attract investments into transport infrastructure between the EU and Central ... "

 

José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Statement by President Barroso following his meeting with Mr Boris Tadić, President of Serbia Press point Brussels, 28 Fe...

28/02/2012

"SPEECH/12/130 Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to welcome once again President Boris Tadić to the European Commission. We just had a very positive, open and friendly conversation.... "

 

Remarks by Štefan Füle Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy at the press conference after the meeting of General Affairs Council

28/02/2012

"MEMO/12/145 Brussels, 28 February 2012 Today is a good day, not only for Serbia and Kosovo but for the enlargement process of the EU in general. I warmly welcome the recommendation of the General Affairs Council to grant candidate status to Serbia and ... "

 

EU support to the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Transport Corridor

28/02/2012

"MEMO/12/141 Brussels, 28 February 2012 The Europe-Caucasus-Asia Transport Corridor (TRACECA) is an EU programme, launched in 1993, to develop a transport corridor from Europe to China, via the Black Sea, the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Ukraine: Relations with the EU at the cross-road Eastern Promises Policy Dialogue organised by Europe...

27/02/2012

"SPEECH/12/127 Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by thanking both the European Policy Centre and the Petro Poroshenko Foundation for the invitation to join today’s discussion. Today we are discussing “the road ahead” for EU-Ukraine relations. ... "

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the verdict of Yuriy Lutsenko in Ukraine

27/02/2012

"MEMO/12/140 Brussels, 27 February 2012 Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the verdict ofYuriy Lutsenko in Ukraine Wearedisappointed with theverdict against Mr Lutsenko, which signals thecontinuationof trialsin ... "

 

Joint statement of High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the agreements reached in the latest round of Belgrade-Pristina dialogue

24/02/2012

"MEMO/12/133 Brussels, 24 February 2012 We welcome the agreements reached today on regional cooperation and on the implementation of the integrated management for crossing points (IBM). These agreements are a major step forward.... "

 

EU-Morocco: Agricultural agreement sign of credibility

17/02/2012

"European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 17 February 2012 - The European Commission welcomes the positive vote of the European Parliament on the Agricultural agreement with Morocco. Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloș, ... "

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the appointment of the state government in Bosnia and Herzegovina

10/02/2012

"MEMO/12/95 Brussels, 10 February 2012 Brussels, 10 February 2012 - The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President, Catherine Ashton, and the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle ... "

 

EU-Turkey: Closer cooperation on energy brings mutual benefits

09/02/2012

"MEMO/12/92 Istanbul, 9 February 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger met with Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış and Energy Minister ... "

 

EU-Turkey: Two Commissioners in Istanbul to discuss energy cooperation

08/02/2012

"MEMO/12/87 Brussels, 8 February 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger will visit Turkey on Thursday to discuss intensified EU-Turkish cooperation in the energy sector. ... "

 

Turkey: Š Füle and Egemen Bağış on positive agenda

07/02/2012

"MEMO/12/80 Brussels, 7 February 2012 The positive agenda for EU-Turkey relations was the main topic of the discussion between Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and the Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief ... "

 

Kosovo: Š. Füle with the President A.Jahjaga about next steps on EU path

03/02/2012

"MEMO/12/66 Munich, 3 February 2012 Commissionerfor Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy ŠtefanFüle met KosovoPresident Atifete Jahjaga in Munich today to discuss progress on Kosovo's EU reform agenda.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Arab Spring Conference: EU-Nachbarshaft – Der Arabishe Frühling ein Jahr danach Munich, 3 February 2012

03/02/2012

"SPEECH/12/66 Ladies and gentlemen, The events of the Arab spring have been truly remarkable. They have brought about a dramatic shift in the region, and they have led us to rethink our approach to our Southern Neighbourhood.... "

 

Belarus: Commissioner Füle with the activists of Viasna and FIDH

25/01/2012

"MEMO/12/44 Brussels, 25 January 2012 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met Vice-President of the Belarusian Human Rights Centre “Viasna” Valiantin Stefanovic to discuss the situation of human rights activists in ... "

 

EC and EBU: Support for public media in transformation countries

25/01/2012

"MEMO/12/46 Brussels, 25 January 2012 Brussels (25th January) – Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle has met with the President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Mr Jean-Paul Philippot and Director General Ingrid ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić

24/01/2012

"MEMO/12/34 Brussels, 24 January 2012 "Today I met Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić to discuss the current state of play in Serbia and in the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. I acknowledged the commitment of the Serbian leadership to the European integration ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy One year after the Arab spring European Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs Bruxelles, 24 Januar...

24/01/2012

"SPEECH/12/33 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of National Parliaments, Thank you for inviting me on this special occasion and also thank you for inviting so many distinguished members of national parliaments.... "

 

Joint statement of European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Rompuy on the outcome of the EU accession referendum in Croatia

22/01/2012

"MEMO/12/29 Brussels, 22 January 2012 Following the publication of the official result of the referendum on the accession of Croatia to the European Union, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European ... "

 

S. Füle at the press conference after talks in Morocco

19/01/2012

"MEMO/12/23 Brussels, 19 December 2012 ''C'est pour moi un honneur et un grand plaisir d'être ici au Maroc, et d'avoir eu l'occasion de rencontrer le nouveau chef du gouvernement M. Abdelilah Benkirane ainsi que les Présidents des deux chambres du Parlement ... "

 

Morocco: Š. Füle in Rabat on reforms and bilateral cooperation

18/01/2012

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 January 2012 - The progress of the reform process as well as a range of bilateral issues will be on the agenda of the visit of the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan ... "

 

Launch of the arbitration process between Slovenia and Croatia

17/01/2012

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 January 2012 - The European Commission welcomes the successful launch of the arbitration process between Slovenia and Croatia. We are delighted that the governments of both countries have agreed on the ... "

 

Border Arbitration Agreement between Slovenia and Croatia

11/01/2012

"MEMO/12/8 Brussels, 11 January 2012 Upon the initiative of the European Commission, Commissioner Füle met today with Ms Vesna Pusic, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia and Samuel Žbogar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of ... "

 

Statement by the spokespersons of EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle on the political...

29/12/2011

"MEMO/11/948 Brussels, 29 December 2011 Statement by the spokespersons ofEU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle on the politicalagreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina ... "

 

Statement by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fuele

27/12/2011

"MEMO/11/947 Brussels, 27 December 2011 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Stefan Fuele, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, ... "

 

New EU programme to support political and democratic reform in Southern Mediterranean

22/12/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 December 2011 – A new regional programme was adopted today by the European Commission, to promote political and democratic reform in the Southern Neighbourhood countries as part of the strategic partnership ... "

 

EU to invest almost EUR 1 billion to foster reforms in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Iceland

20/12/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 December 2011 - The European Commission has today finalised a series of aid programmes to support reforms in countries wishing to join the EU. The funding, totalling almost EUR 1 billion, comes under the ... "

 

The European Commission renews its assistance for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, supporting vital government functions and refugees

19/12/2011

"European Commission - Press release The EuropeanCommission renews itsassistancefor the Occupied PalestinianTerritory, supportingvital government functions and refugees Brussels, 19 December 2011 - Today, the European Commission has adopted a new assistance ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Opening Remarks: Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament Plenary Session Stra...

13/12/2011

"SPEECH/11/884 President, Honourable Members, I am very grateful to Mr David and to Mr Siwiec for their excellent report on the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Since I came in front of the Committee for External Relations (AFET) last May to ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle on his visit to Ukraine

13/12/2011

"MEMO/11/902 Brussels, 13 December 2011 During my visit to Ukraine, I havemet with President Yanukovych of Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Klyuyev and Foreign Minister Gryschenko. I also had the opportunity to visitformer Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle on the launching of Montenegro's accession process by the European Council

13/12/2011

"MEMO/11/903 Brussels, 13 December 2011 This week, the EuropeanCommission hasalreadystarted to preparethe negotiating frameworkwith Montenegroas well as the preparatory work for an early opening of the chapters covering rule of law, judiciary and fundamental ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Third meeting of the Accession Conference with Iceland at Ministerial level Brussels, 12 December 2011

12/12/2011

"SPEECH/11/875 Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Enlargement process on track with 5 more chapters open with Iceland Third meeting of the Accession Conference with Iceland at Ministerial level Brussels, ... "

 

Joint Statement by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission and Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner for En...

09/12/2011

"MEMO/11/894 Brussels, 9 December 2011 We are very encouraged by the progress made by Serbia over the recent years and months. We would like to congratulate President Tadić, his government and the Serbian people for this.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Abdelkader Messahel, Deputy Foreign Minister of Algeria

08/12/2011

"MEMO/11/892 Brussels, 8 December 2011 I have met today Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Deputy Foreign Minister of Algeria, in charge of Maghreb and African issues, in order to exchange views on the regional issues in the Maghreb and Sahel, and to review bilateral ... "

 

Signature of the Accession Treaty of the European Union (EU) with Croatia: background note

07/12/2011

"MEMO/11/883 Brussels, 9 December 2011 Today EU and Croatian leaders have signed Croatia's EU Accession Treaty. Subject to the Treaty's ratification by all Member States and Croatia, the country will become the 28th Member State of the European Union on ... "

 

The Multiannual Financial Framework: The Proposals on External Action Instruments

07/12/2011

"MEMO/11/878 Brussels, 7 December 2011 1. What is the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)? What are the proposals for the external instruments? The MFF translates the Union's political priorities for seven years into financial terms 1 .... "

 

Strengthening Europe's place in the world: An external budget for 2014-2020 to respect EU commitments and promote shared values

07/12/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 December 2011 - Today, the European Commission adopted budget proposals for its external instruments from 2014-2020. They will allow the Union to fulfil its responsibility on the global stage: fighting ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Towards a European future for the citizens of Belarus Carnegie Europe event "Transforming Belarus –...

07/12/2011

"SPEECH/11/861 Dear colleagues, distinguished guests, I would prefer to have this discussion in Minsk but Belorussia authorities had different ideas about the time and the place of this event. I am very grateful for the invitation to address you today ... "

 

Statement by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle on the budget proposals for EU external instruments from 2014-2020

07/12/2011

"MEMO/11/885 Brussels, 7 December 2011 Statement by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füleon the budget proposals for EU external instruments from 2014-2020 This is an important week for enlargement.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle following his meeting with Mr Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

05/12/2011

"MEMO/11/873 Brussels, 5 December 2011 I had a fruitful and open discussion with Mr Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. Shortly after the visit of High Representative Ashton in Yerevan and the Cooperation Council meeting of 25 November, ... "

 

EU launches trade negotiations with Georgia and Moldova

05/12/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 December 2011 - The EU decided to launch negotiations on a deep and comprehensive free trade area with Georgia and Moldova in order to boost economic growth and investment with the Eastern European partners. ... "

 

EU support for public administration, regional development and energy efficiency in Ukraine

02/12/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 02 December 2011 - The European Commission today adopted a financial package to support public administration, regional development, energy efficiency and environment in Ukraine.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Friends of Europe: 20 year a scorecard Friends of Europe European Policy Summit on the Balkans Brusse...

30/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/828 Prime minister, ministers, distinguished guests, Drawing up a scorecard for the Balkans - the European Commission is well used to doing this! We do it every year through the enlargement package, with its strategy paper and progress reports. ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy EU accession of the Republic of Croatia European Parliament Plenary Session Brussels, 30 November 2011

30/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/832 President, Honourable Members of Parliament, Today is a decisive moment: You are called to give your consent to Croatia becoming the 28th Member State of the European Union. The Commission has already given its favourable Opinion on 12 October. ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Sadullah Ergin, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Turkey

29/11/2011

"MEMO/11/855 Brussels, 29 November 2011 My meeting today with Mr Ergin, the Turkish Minister of Justice, demonstrated again the very constructive working relation we have established. We have discussed a number of issues that are high on the Turkish political ... "

 

Belarus: Š.Füle with the opposition on European future

29/11/2011

"MEMO/11/847 Brussels, 29 November 2011 The ongoing repression of civil society and the ways in which the EU might increase its support to Belarusian society were the main topics of ameeting between Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood ... "

 

Statement of European Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Kosovo Minister for EU Integration Ms Vlora Citaku

29/11/2011

"MEMO/11/849 Brussels, 29 November 2011 Today, I met Kosovo's Minister for EU Integration Ms Vlora Citaku. We had a fruitful exchange on the findings of the Commission's recent Progress Report on Kosovo and on ways to help advance Kosovo's progress towards ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Turkey-EU relations: state of play of accession negotiations 67th Meeting of the EU-Turkey Joint Parl...

28/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/823 I would like to thank you very much for the invitation to participate in this meeting today. As you all know by now, Turkey is a country close to my heart. Only two weeks ago, I have completed my 7th visit to Turkey, in less than two years ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Towards a new strategy for civil society engagement in the Eastern Partnership Eastern Partnership Ci...

28/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/812 Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Participants and Guests of the Civil Society Forum, It gives me great pleasure to address you today at the third annual meeting of the EaP Civil Society Forum. As I look around, I am struck by just how far the ... "

 

EU boosts regional cooperation and border management in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia

28/11/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 November 2011 - Today, the Commission adopted the second part of the 2011 regional action programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood. It will address challenges in a wide range of sectors relevant for the ... "

 

EU support for public sector and governance in Armenia

28/11/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 November 2011 - Today the European Commission adopted a programme that will further improve Public Finance Management (PFM) systems in Armenia. It is the second part of the Annual Action Programme (AAP) ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Party of European Socialists Progressive Convention Brussels, 26 November 2011

26/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/811 Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy EU Enlargement: More and More a political process? Party of European Socialists Progressive Convention Brussels, 26 November 2011 Mr Chairman, guests, dear ... "

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle

26/11/2011

"MEMO/11/838 Brussels, 26 November 2011 Brussels, 26 November 2011 - Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement ... "

 

Meeting with Vitaly Klitschko, leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform

25/11/2011

"MEMO/11/837 Brussels, 25 November 2011 Commissioner Štefan Füle met with Vitaly Klitschko, leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR), on Friday 25 November in Brussels. The Commissioner welcomed Mr Klitschko's engagement in the fight ... "

 

Commission announces support for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and research projects in Jordan

24/11/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2011 – The European Commission has adopted today two programmes in Jordan, which will provide support to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), as well as to research projects, helping to generate ... "

 

Meeting with Edi Rama, leader of the Socialist Party of Albania

24/11/2011

"MEMO/11/834 Brussels, 24 November 2011 Today's meeting between Commissioner Füle and Mr. Rama was part of our regular contacts with the Albanian political forces. The meeting took place in the context of recent agreements between the ruling majority and ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Ivica Dačić

24/11/2011

"MEMO/11/832 Brussels, 24 November 2011 "Today I met Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Ivica Dačić to review the current state of play in the European agenda in Serbia, the implementation of agreements reached in the dialogue between Belgrade ... "

 

Meeting with Georgian Vice Prime Minister and State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Giorgi Baramidze

24/11/2011

"MEMO/11/830 Brussels, 24 November 2011 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle met with Georgian Vice Prime Minister and State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Giorgi Baramidze today to discuss the ... "

 

Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the trial of Human Rights defender Ales Byalyatski

23/11/2011

"MEMO/11/823 Brussels, 23 November 2011 “We are seriously concerned about the detention and prosecution of internationally renowned Belarusian human rights defender Ales Byalyatski for alleged tax evasion.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Joint programme EU- Anna Lindh Foundation for the revitalisation of Arab Civil Society Opening sessio...

22/11/2011

"SPEECH /11/801 Good morning and welcome to the European Commission It is appropriate that we should gather in a room dedicated to the memory of Walter Hallstein the first President of the then European Economic Community (EEC).... "

 

EU announces closer working ties with Anna Lindh Foundation through a new joint programme for the revitalisation of Arab Civil Society

22/11/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 November 2011 - Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, outlined the modalities of a deeper and closer working partnership with the Anna Lindh Foundation today.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Derviş Eroğlu, leader of the Turkish Cypriot community

22/11/2011

"MEMO/11/814 Brussels, 22 November 2011 Today I met the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Dr. Derviş Eroğlu. Mr Eroğlu shared his views of the last tripartite meeting between himself, the leader of the Greek Cypriot community Mr.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy TUSKON/EPC Conference: '' Turkey- EU: Common Interests Revisited'' Confederation of Businessmen and I...

17/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/773 Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy TUSKON/EPC Conference: '' Turkey- EU: Common Interests Revisited'' Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON) and European Policy ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to Euromed Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions Euromed Summit of ...

17/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/770 Mr Chairman, distinguished guests This Euromed Summit of economic and social councils and similar institutions is a unique opportunity. An opportunity to meet and discuss with the representatives of civil society who are helping shape the ... "

 

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle on the political agreement in Albania

17/11/2011

"MEMO/11/799 Brussels, 17 November 2011 I welcome the adoption today by the Albanian Parliament, with cross-party consensus, of the decision to establish a parliamentary committee on electoral reform and of two laws requiring a reinforced three fifths ... "

 

European Commissioners Füle and De Gucht visit Istanbul to strengthen new EU agenda with Turkey

16/11/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 November 2011 - The renewed positive agenda between the European Union and Turkey will be the main focus of the joint visit of European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan ... "

 

Media freedom high on European agenda

15/11/2011

"MEMO/11/790 Strasbourg, 15 November 2011 Media freedom and freedom of expression in the enlargement countries were topics of joint discussion between the Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes responsible for the Digital Agendaincluding ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Local and Regional Dimension of the Eastern Partnership Conference on the Local and Regional Dimensio...

09/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/733 Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished guests, It is a pleasure to be able to address you here today. I would like to thank the Polish presidency and the Committee of the Regions for organising this conference.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Stefan Fule following his meeting with Egemen Bağış Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator

09/11/2011

"MEMO/11/772 Brussels, 09 November 2011 The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle has met with the Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış on Wednesday in Brussels.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina European Parliament Brussels, 8 November 2011

08/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/730 Dear friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dear Bosnian friends. Let me start by thanking Ms Bozkurt for organising this event and inviting me to speak to you. The timing could not be better.... "

 

New European support programme for youth in Algeria

08/11/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 November2011 === The European Commission today adopted an additional annual action programme for Algeria, including a EUR23.5million youth support programme – with a particular focus on the employability ... "

 

New Commission support to increase income and create jobs for small and medium businesses in Egypt

08/11/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 08 November 2011 -- Today the European Commission has approved a programme aimed at improving living conditions for the poor and stimulating job creation in rural areas in Egypt by supporting the development ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to Members of Parliament in the Netherlands Meeting with Members of Parliament The Hague, 3 N...

03/11/2011

"SPEECH/11/723 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament The last time that I spoke in this house I made a commitment to return and keep you informed. It is an honour to be able to keep this commitment here today.... "

 

Second operation of EU support to Turkey after the earthquake

31/10/2011

"European Commission - Press release Ankara, 31 October 2011 – Today, at the Ministry for EU Affairs, the EU and the Turkish Red Crescent are signing a grant agreement for the supply of some 1,200 temporary housing units accommodating 6,000 persons rendered ... "

 

EU-Lebanon: turning challenges to opportunities

28/10/2011

"European Commission - Press release Beirut, 28 October 2011 - "The changes in the Arab world are offering a chance to advance also our cooperation with Lebanon," Commissioner Štefan Füle said during his first visit to Beirut.... "

 

Joint statement by Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enl...

28/10/2011

"MEMO/11/747 Brussels, 28 October 11 We have taken good note of the preliminary results of the elections announced by Mr. K. Jendoubi, Chairman of the Independent High Commission for the Elections. We commend the candidates and parties that took part in ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Press point following the meeting with Prime Minister Najib Mikati Official visit to Beirut, Lebanon ...

27/10/2011

"SPEECH/11/717 I am delighted to be in Beirut for the first time on an official visit. This morning, I have had the honour to meet with President Sleiman, Speaker Berri and Prime Minister Mikati, to hear their views and assessment of the current situation ... "

 

EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, to visit Lebanon (27-28 October)

26/10/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 October 2011 - The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, will visit Lebanon on 27 and 28 October. It will be his first visit in the country and his discussions ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Füle following the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mr Nikola Poposki

25/10/2011

"MEMO/11/733 Brussels, 25 October 2011 I had a productive meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mr Nikola Poposki, in which we discussed our future cooperation following the publication of the Progress ... "

 

Commissioner Š. Füle on Iceland' s path towards the EU

18/10/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 October 2011 - The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will visit Iceland on Wednesday and Thursday for the first time since the country applied for the EU ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Talk at St Antony's College Oxford University Oxford University, United Kingdom Oxford, 17 October 2011

17/10/2011

"SPEECH/11/679 Ladies and Gentlemen, Professors and Students, It is a great pleasure to address you here today. Like St. Antony's College, the European Union traces its origins back to the 1950s. The past sixty years have brought instability and challenges, ... "

 

European Commission recommends moving onto next stages towards EU entry

12/10/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 October 2011 - Today the European Commission recommends the opening of accession negotiations with Montenegro, and granting EU candidate status to Serbia.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Enlargement Package 2011: Address to the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) of the European Parliame...

12/10/2011

"SPEECH/11/652 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament. This was another important year for enlargement. Croatia completed its accession negotiations. We have seen good progress on reforms in a number of other countries in the region.... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 progress report on Turkey

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/694 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Progress Report on Turkey is part of the 2011 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The Commission concluded that the country has made progress in meeting EU membership criteria; ... "

 

Key findings of the Opinion on Serbia

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/693 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Opinion on the European Union membership application of Serbia is part of the 2011 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The Commission concluded to recommend for Serbia to become ... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 Progress Report on Montenegro

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/692 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Progress Report on Montenegro is part of the 2011 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The Commission's Report focused on the country's performance on the seven key priorities ... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 Progress Report on Kosovo*

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/691 Brussels, 12 October 2011 * The Progress Report on Kosovo is part of the 2011 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The year was marked by general and presidential elections.... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 progress report on Iceland

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/690 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Progress Report on Iceland is part of the 2011 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The Commission concluded that Iceland continues to meet the political criteria for EU membership, ... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 progress report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/689 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Progress Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is part of the 2011 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. On the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Commission ... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 progress report on Croatia

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/688 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Progress Report on Croatia is part of the 2011 Enlargement package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The package also comprises a favourable opinion on Croatia's accession to the European Union ... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 Progress Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/687 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Progress Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the 2011 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The conclusion of the Report was that the overall pace of reforms has been very ... "

 

Key findings of the 2011 Progress Report on Albania

12/10/2011

"MEMO/11/686 Brussels, 12 October 2011 The Progress Report on Albania is part of the 2011 Enlargement Package adopted by the European Commission on 12 October. The European Commission concluded that, although progress was made during the last year in some ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Dr Jaffar Hassan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of Jordan

06/10/2011

"MEMO/11/670 Brussels, 6 October 2011 Today I had a very constructive meeting with Dr Jaffar Hassan on a number of issues regarding relations between the EU and Jordan in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy The Role of Civil Society in Transition and Transformation: Lessons from the Enlargement Policy of th...

03/10/2011

"SPEECH/11/628 Ladies and gentlemen, At the time this Commission was formed I sought to ensure that the competences for the EU's enlargement and neighbourhood polices were united in a single portfolio. The reason for this is simple, the two policies share ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Concluding remarks following the first meeting of the EU-Tunisia Task Force First meeting of the EU-T...

29/09/2011

"SPEECH/11/616 Dear Prime Minister, Dear Ministers, Dear Members of the European Parliament, Ambassadors, representatives of EU member States and business leaders, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for your kind invitation to this important meeting.... "

 

EU/Tunisia Task Force agrees concrete assistance for Tunisia’s transition

29/09/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 September 2011 - The first meeting of the EU/Tunisia Task Force, in Tunis on 28/29 September, agreed a series of concrete measures to help Tunisia restart its economy and ease its transition to a democratic ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the Eastern Partnership Conference "Towards a European Community of Democracy, Prosperity a...

29/09/2011

"SPEECH/11/619 Ladies and Gentlemen, Your discussions set the scene for tomorrow's debates among the leaders at the Summit. Tomorrow, we will review the achievements of the Eastern Partnership and discuss how to pursue our common goals.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Intervention on Turkey-Cyprus in the European Parliament European Parliament Plenary Session Strasbou...

27/09/2011

"SPEECH/11/610 President, Distinguished Members of the European Parliament, As soon as tensions appeared over this issue, we have been following developments very closely and with increasing concern. The High Representative and I made it very clear right ... "

 

EU response to the Arab Spring: the Civil Society Facility

27/09/2011

"MEMO/11/638 Brussels, 27 September 2011 The Communication on “A new response to a changing Neighbourhood” - the culmination of a comprehensive review of the European Neighbourhood Policy launched in 2010, outlines a new approach towards the EU’s neighbours ... "

 

EU response to the Arab Spring: Erasmus Mundus

27/09/2011

"MEMO/11/637 Brussels, 27 September 2011 The Communication on “A new response to a changing Neighbourhood” 1 - the culmination of a comprehensive review of the European Neighbourhood Policy, (ENP) launched in 2010, outlines a new approach towards EU’s ... "

 

EU response to the Arab Spring: the SPRING Programme

27/09/2011

"MEMO/11/636 Brussels, 27 September 2011 The Support to Partnership, Reform and Inclusive Growth – the SPRING Programme, adopted today - directly responds to the events of the Arab Spring. Initiatives supported by SPRING will focus specifically on two ... "

 

EU-Tunisia relations: state of play and next steps

27/09/2011

"MEMO/11/635 Brussels, 27 September 2011 1. Background: a long standing relationship EU-Tunisia relations go back to 1969, when a first cooperation agreement, essentially commercial, was signed between Tunisia and the then European Economic Community.... "

 

EU response to the Arab Spring: new package of support for North Africa and Middle East

27/09/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 September 2011 - The European Commission has adopted four new decisions for its Neighbourhood. The programmes will include support for areas like democracy, growth, job creation, microfinance and higher ... "

 

First meeting of EU/Tunisia Task Force to support transition to democracy and economic recovery

27/09/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 September 2011 - The first meeting of the EU/Tunisia Task Force will take place in Tunis tomorrow. The Task Force will ensure better coordination of European and international support for Tunisia’s transition. ... "

 

The Commission reports on the Republic of Moldova's and Ukraine's progress towards visa liberalisation

23/09/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 September 2011 - The Commission presented today the first progress reports on the implementation by the Republic of Moldova and by Ukraine of their respective Action Plans on Visa Liberalisation.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Ms Teuta Arifi, Deputy Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

22/09/2011

"MEMO/11/626 Brussels, 22 September 2011 Today I met with Deputy Prime Minister Arifi. We had an open and constructive discussion. I assured her that the forthcoming Progress Report will be factual and fair, reflecting the developments in the country over ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the conference "Ukraine 20 years on: challenges for the future" European Policy Center Brus...

21/09/2011

"SPEECH/11/594 Mr Chairman, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Let me start by thanking the European Policy Centre for organising this event. It could not be more timely. We are at a critical juncture in EU-Ukraine relations.... "

 

The Commission proposes to open negotiations on Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements with Azerbaijan

20/09/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2011 – Today the Commission proposed to open negotiations on agreements to facilitate the procedures for issuing short-stay visas as well as on the readmission of irregular migrants between the ... "

 

The Commission proposes to open negotiations on Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements with Armenia

20/09/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2011 – Today the Commission proposed to open negotiations on agreements to facilitate the procedures for issuing short-stay visas as well as on the readmission of irregular migrants between the ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

19/09/2011

"MEMO/11/618 Brussels, 19 September 2011 I had a very fruitful discussion with Prime Minister Sargsyan. We agreed that both the EU and Armenia are committed to further enhance the relations within the renewed European Neighbourhood Policy.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Ms Vlora Çitaku, Minister of European Integration of Kosovo

19/09/2011

"MEMO/11/617 Brussels, 19 September 2011 Today I met Ms. Vlora Çitaku, Minister for European Integration of Kosovo, to discuss the state of Kosovo reforms, in view of the upcoming Progress Report on Kosovo.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Božidar Đelić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

19/09/2011

"MEMO/11/612 Brussels, 19 September 2011 "Today I met Deputy Prime Minister Božidar Đelić to review the state of play of reforms in Serbia, some three weeks before the Commission will adopt its Opinion on Serbia's membership application.... "

 

Commissioner Füle welcomes agreement reached on the Education Law in Montenegro

08/09/2011

"MEMO/11/585 Brussels, 8 September 2011 Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, welcomed the news from Podgorica that today the governing coalition has reached a political agreement with the three opposition ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the inaugural session of the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities of the Easter...

08/09/2011

"SPEECH/11/564 First of all I would like to thank you for inviting me to your inaugural session. I am happy that the Eastern Partnership is now complemented by the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities of the Eastern Partnership.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle following his meeting with Mr Habib Essid, Minister of Interior of Tunisia

06/09/2011

"MEMO/11/582 Brussels, 6 September 2011 Today I met Mr Habib Essid, Minister of Interior of Tunisia. We had a very fruitful discussion on the situation in Tunisia and the region, the state of bilateral relations, and the progress made by Tunisia in the ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Opening address at 10th anniversary Conference on Ohrid Framework Agreement 10th anniversary Conferen...

05/09/2011

"SPEECH/11/549 Prime Minister, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to participate in this Conference. This event shows the wide appreciation for the Framework Agreement from home and abroad.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Tomislav Nikolić, leader of the Serbian Progressive Party

01/09/2011

"MEMO/11/577 Brussels, 1 September 2011 Today I met Tomislav Nikolić, the leader of the Serbian Progressive Party. Our meeting took place in the framework of my regular meetings with representatives of opposition parties from the Enlargement and Neighbourhood ... "

 

The EU provides further contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

01/09/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 01 September 2011 - Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood ... "

 

Tunisia: European support of €110 million for economic recovery

23/08/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 August 2011 – Today the European Union (EU) approved two new financial assistance programmes for Tunisia, for a total of €110 million. These two programmes are part of the additional aid being provided ... "

 

Palestinian people and local business at the heart of the Commission's new assistance package

22/08/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 August 2011 - The European Commission today announced additional financial support to the Occupied Palestinian Territory for state-building, water-management and sanitation, as well as education and health ... "

 

What has the EU been doing to support the Libyan people?

22/08/2011

"MEMO/11/565 Brussels, 22 August 2011 ? After six months of conflict, events in Libya reached a decisive moment over the weekend of 20-21 August with the rebels' entry into Tripoli. The European Commission has been preparing intensively for this moment ... "

 

Commissioner Füle encourages adoption of the Election Law by the Parliament of Montenegro

21/08/2011

"MEMO/11/562 Brussels, 21 August 2011 European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle welcomed information from Podgorica that parliamentary parties have reached a preliminary political agreement on the adoption of the ... "

 

Fresh European aid for Algeria’s cultural heritage and transport sector

17/08/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 August 2011 – A €34.5 million Annual Action Programme for Algeria has been adopted by the European Commission today. The two projects making up this programme will strengthen partnership between the European ... "

 

Morocco: fresh support for equality and rural development

17/08/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17August 2011 - Today the European Union has approved the 2011 Annual Action Programme for Morocco. Beneficiaries of this fresh support include those living in the rural region of AlHoceima (€19 million) in ... "

 

EU bolsters support for justice and governance in Lebanon

17/08/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 August 2011 - European Union funding, allocated today, will help to reform the Lebanese justice system by implementing new training for clerks and opening up a national debate on the independence of the ... "

 

Commission announces new support for education and renewable energy in Jordan

17/08/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 August 2011 - A new €71 million assistance package allocated today for Jordan will provide critical support to education, renewable energy and the implementation of the country's European Neighbourhood ... "

 

New Commission support to improve living conditions and create jobs in Egypt

17/08/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 August 2011 - The European Commission has today approved €100 million for Egypt, to help improve living conditions for the poor in Cairo, create more jobs, and make sustainable energy more widely available. ... "

 

Arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine

08/08/2011

"MEMO/11/551 Brussels, 8 August 2011 Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Key address at the 8th International Conference on 'Georgia's European Way' 8th International Conference

22/07/2011

"SPEECH/11/535 Mr President, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to be here in Batumi with you today. Batumi is a fine symbol of the great Georgian hospitality that I enjoy so much and remember so fondly from this same conference two ... "

 

Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on Albania

19/07/2011

"MEMO/11/526 Brussels, 19 July 2011 We note with concern that there has been controversy and polarisation over decisions of the Central Election Commission and the Electoral College, including over the latest decision and reasoning by the Electoral College.The ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the Third Meeting of the EU-Albania Stabilis

19/07/2011

"SPEECH/11/531 We had a very constructive and forward looking meeting today. We looked at the challenges ahead for the country and we also took stock of the implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Dr Mahmoud Jibril, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Libyan Transitional National Council

14/07/2011

"MEMO/11/509 Brussels, 14 July 2011 I had a fruitful meeting this morning with Dr. Jibril, Chairman of the Executive Board and Head of International Affairs of the Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC).... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Derviş Eroğlu, leader of the Turkish Cypriot community

14/07/2011

"MEMO/11/510 Brussels, 14 July 2011 "Today I met the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Derviş Eroğlu. Mr Eroğlu shared with me his assessment of the recent tripartite meeting in Geneva between himself, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ... "

 

European Union allocates €19.1 million for institutional reforms in Armenia

13/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2011 - Today, the Commission adopted the first part of the Annual Action Programme 2011 for Armenia, which will help to strengthen the technical and administrative capacity of key Armenian institutions ... "

 

European Union provides €30 million for institutional reforms in Ukraine

13/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2011 – Today, the Commission adopted an assistance package to support the Ukrainian government in their institutional reform efforts in several key areas, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free ... "

 

European Union promotes Justice Reform and support to Internally Displaced People in Georgia

13/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2011 - Brussels, 13 July 2011 – Today, the Commission adopted the Annual Action Programme 2011 for Georgia, which will provide €50.73 million in assistance.... "

 

European Union allocates new funding to boost energy and justice reform in the Republic of Moldova

13/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 July 2011 - Brussels, 13 July 2011 – Today, the Commission adopted the Annual Action Programme 2011 for the Republic of Moldova, worth €78.6 million. The funding will contribute to the country's development ... "

 

EU earmarks €5.5 billion for reforms in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Iceland

12/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 July 2011 - The European Commission has finalised its plans for financial support for ongoing reforms in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the press conference on the adoption of the

07/07/2011

"SPEECH/11/512 I am very pleased to present today – together with Vice President Kallas – a major initiative to strengthen and deepen our relationship with our neighbourhood in the field of transport. This is a concrete follow-up to the renewed and ambitious ... "

 

EU Neighbourhood Transport Plan

07/07/2011

"MEMO/11/488 Brussels, 7 July 2011 What are the key actions proposed by the Commission? To achieve closer transport market integration with the neighbouring countries, the Commission today published a new EU Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan setting ... "

 

Implementers of EU assistance to Belarus meet to discuss aid effectiveness

07/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 July 2011 - The European Commission and the European External Action Service organize in Brussels the first meeting of implementers of EU assistance to Belarus.... "

 

Commission launches new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan

07/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 July 2011 - The European Commission today published a new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan to strengthen transport links with neighbouring regions to the East and South of of the EU.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Club EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Club Strasbourg, 5 July 2011

06/07/2011

"SPEECH/11/501 Honourable Parliamentarians, Thank you for inviting me to address you today. I attach a very high priority to establishing and maintaining links with members of both the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada: both houses have a vital ... "

 

European Union allocates new funding to boost higher education projects and improve teaching across the European Neighbourhood and Russia

05/07/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 July 2011 - Today, the Commission announced it would allocate €47 million to support higher education projects in the European Neighbourhood countries and Russia under the Tempus Programme.... "

 

Joint statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Fule on the referendum on the new Constitution in Morocco

02/07/2011

"MEMO/11/478 Brussels, 2 july 2010 ''We welcome the positive outcome of the referendum on the new Constitution in Morocco and commend the peaceful and democratic spirit surrounding the vote. The reforms proposed in it constitute a significant response ... "

 

Statement by High Representative Catherine AshtoStatement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle on the agreement b

01/07/2011

"MEMO/11/476 Brussels, 1 July 2011 We welcome the agreement reached on 30 June 2011 between Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova regarding the demarcation of the borderline between the two countries at the Odessa-Reni highway sector at Palanca.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Statement at the EU–Croatia Intergovernmental Confer

30/06/2011

"SPEECH/11/492 Today's closure of the accession negotiations with Croatia marks the successful conclusion of a long journey, a common journey I would say, started in October 2005 when negotiations were opened.... "

 

EU closes accession negotiations with Croatia

30/06/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 June 2011 – EU Member States decided today to close accession negotiations with Croatia, which should allow for the signature of the Accession Treaty by the end of the year.... "

 

EU and UNICEF launch project to help protect children from violence in South East Europe

30/06/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 June 2011 - The European Union and UNICEF today announced a new €1.65 million joint initiative to strengthen public services aimed at identifying, monitoring and addressing violence against children in ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to roundtable with members of civil society fr

28/06/2011

"SPEECH/11/489 Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen It is a pleasure to be here today to exchange views with you about the current situation in the Arab region and to look at the role that Europe can play in supporting the changes that the peoples of the ... "

 

Successful start of Iceland's membership negotiations with the EU

27/06/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 June 2011 - The first four chapters of negotiations on Iceland's accession to the EU were opened at the intergovernmental conference today and two of these chapters have been already provisionally closed. ... "

 

EU continues to help Turkish Cypriot community prepare for reunification of Cyprus

27/06/2011

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European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 June 2011 - Today the European Commissionapproved€26.5 million of funding for the Turkish Cypriot community. These funds will focus on measures to promote reconciliation and confidence building....

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Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his

23/06/2011

"SPEECH/11/473 I have just had a very fruitful discussion with Prime Minister Filat. We have taken stock of our rapidly developing relationship, within the framework of the Eastern Partnership. Moldova’s strong commitment to the goals of political association ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Mr Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

23/06/2011

"MEMO/11/452 Brussels, 23 June 2011 Today I met with Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. We had a constructive and forward-looking discussion covering all main issues related to the accession process of the country.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the EU – Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council

21/06/2011

"MEMO/11/437 Brussels, 21 June 2011 We had a very constructive and forward looking exchange on the occasion of the 2nd meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between the European Union and Montenegro.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the Western Balkan Forum Western Balkan Forum Luxembourg, 20 June 2011

21/06/2011

"SPEECH/11/463 This year is an opportunity to renew momentum in the enlargement process: Croatia is delivering in a credible way; The extradition of Ratko Mladic extradition helped the whole region; Elections in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were ... "

 

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the announcement of the new Constitution of Morocco

19/06/2011

"MEMO/11/424 Brussels, 19 June 2011 "We welcome the King of Morocco's announcement of the main elements of the new Constitution that will be submitted to referendum on 1 July 2011. It is a significant step and signals a clear commitment to democracy and ... "

 

José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the EuropJosé Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Statement by President Barroso following his meeting with Ivo Josipović, P

17/06/2011

"SPEECH/11/447 Good afternoon! It is a pleasure to welcome President Josipović to Brussels at this historical moment for Croatia. As you know, the Commission proposed last Friday to close the accession negotiations with Croatia.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Albani

14/06/2011

"SPEECH/11/437 I wish to thank the Co-chairs Mr. Kukan and Mr. Beja for inviting me to this 3rd Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting between the European Union and Albania. Considering the continuing tense political situation in Albania, the possibility ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Füle on the occasion of the recommendation by the Commission to close the remaining chapters with Croatia

10/06/2011

"MEMO/11/399 Brussels, 10 June 2011 I am particularly glad to announce that today the Commission has completed its negotiations with Croatia. This means that, as far as the Commission is concerned, the work is completed.... "

 

Olli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic andOlli Rehn European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Europe's Economic Future: Growth, Innovation and Governance Conference on th

10/06/2011

"SPEECH/11/428 Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me too wish you welcome to today's important conference on the funding strategies for EU research and innovation. In my contribution to today's discussion, I would like to share an overview of where we stand in ... "

 

Statement by President Barroso on the accession talks with Croatia

07/06/2011

"MEMO/11/386 Strasbourg, 7 June 2011 President Barroso made the following statement after the European Commission meeting on 7 June: "Today, we have discussed Croatia in the College. I believe we are very close to concluding negotiations with Croatia, ... "

 

Joint statement by HR/VP Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the parliamentary elections in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

06/06/2011

"MEMO/11/381 Brussels, 6 June 2011 We welcome the competitive, transparent and well-administered parliamentary elections in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and congratulate the people, the political parties and responsible authorities for their ... "

 

Commission signs financing agreement to provide a further €17 million in support of community-based local development in Ukraine

31/05/2011

"European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 May 2011 - Following his discussions in Brussels with First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Andriy Klyuyev, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle today signed a financing ... "

 

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

30/05/2011

"MEMO/11/363 Brussels, 30 May 2011 Today, I met with Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). We discussed the importance of dialogue with civil society in the countries covered by the Enlargement and the Neighbourhood ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the arrest of the former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladić

26/05/2011

"MEMO/11/350 Brussels, 26 May 2011 Today, I received confirmation from the Serbian authorities regarding the arrest of General Ratko Mladić. 1. Justice is being served and a great obstacle on the Serbian road to the EU has been removed.... "

 

A new and ambitious European Neighbourhood Policy

25/05/2011

"IP/11/643 Brussels, 25 May 2011 Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice-President and Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, today launched a new and ambitious European ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Presentation of the European Neighbourhood Policy Revi

25/05/2011

"SPEECH/11/383 I am happy to present to you today, also on behalf of Cathy Ashton, this Communication, the product of intensive work over the last year. This included many meetings with you and the resolutions prepared by Mr David and Mr Siwiec.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy A new and ambitious European Neighbourhood Policy Euro

25/05/2011

"SPEECH/11/381 With so much of our Neighbourhood in a process of democratic change, this review is more important than ever. It is vital that we in the EU make a comprehensive offer to our neighbours and build lasting partnerships in our neighbourhood ... "

 

Catherine Ashton EU High Representative for ForeCatherine Ashton EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission A new and ambiti

25/05/2011

"SPEECH/11/380 To the east and the south of the European Union lie sixteen countries whose hopes and future make a direct and significant difference to us." I am quoting the opening line of the new document that you will be receiving today.... "

 

A new and ambitious European Neighbourhood Policy

25/05/2011

"MEMO/11/342 Brussels, 25 May 2011 A number of important principles underpin the new European Neighbourhood Policy: 1. To support progress towards “deep democracy” A functioning democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law are fundamental pillars ... "

 

Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on Albania

24/05/2011

"MEMO/11/338 Brussels, 24 May 2011 We take note of yesterday's publication by the CEC of results of the mayoral election in Tirana. However we also note that the legal soundness of the decision of the CEC to count the so-called misplaced ballots is a matter ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Turkey: Building bridges for prosperity European Business Summit Brussels, 18 May 2011

18/05/2011

"SPEECH/11/352 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be here today. I would like to thank BUSINESS EUROPE and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium for the organisation of this important event.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Füle on the occasion of the signature of the Joint Co-operation Initiative for Crimea Financing Agreement

16/05/2011

"MEMO/11/302 Brussels, 16 May 2011 Mr Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea, Mr Ambassador, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea, Mr Basil Dzharty and I have had productive talks today.... "

 

European Union allocates €12 million to support Joint Cooperation Initiative in Crimea

13/05/2011

"IP/11/563 Brussels, 13 May 2011 Today the European Commission is set to award €12 million in support of the Government of Ukraine in order to pursue further its regional development efforts, particularly in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. ... "

 

The European Commission approves additional amount of EUR 85 million in support for the Palestinian people in 2011

06/05/2011

"IP/11/547 Brussels, 6 May 2011 The European Commission has today decided to provide an additional financial package worth EUR 85 million for the occupied Palestinian territory under the 2011 budget. This comes in addition to the EUR 100 million already ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Opening address at the High-Level International Confer

06/05/2011

"SPEECH/11/313 Mr President, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured to address you today. This conference focuses on one specific but vital set of values, that of freedom of expression and of the media. These are part of the very foundations on which our ... "

 

European Commission to host on 6 May  a high level international conference   on the issue of freedom of media in potential EU member states

03/05/2011

"IP/11/527 Brussels, 3 May 2011 European Commission to host on 6May a high level international conference on the issue of freedom of media inpotentialEU memberstates In order to promote and emphasize the crucial importance of freedom of expression and ... "

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle visits Jordan

03/05/2011

"IP/11/529 Brussels, 3 May 2011 Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, visited Jordan on 1st and 2nd May, where he met with the country's highest authorities, including HM King Abdullah II, Mr.... "

 

Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle visits Egypt

03/05/2011

"IP/11/528 Brussels, 3 May 2011 Commissioner Štefan Füle visits Egypt Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy visited Cairo on the 2 and 3 May where he met government representatives and a broad range of civil society ... "

 

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and European Commissioner Stefan Füle on the occasion of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly's first meeting

03/05/2011

"MEMO/11/267 Brussels, 3 May 2011 ''We warmly welcome the convening of the first meeting of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly today. The institutional framework of the Eastern Partnership is now complete.... "

 

Operation of preferential trade to become easier between the European Union, the partners of the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans

19/04/2011

"IP/11/502 Brussels, 19 April 2011 Operations of preferential trade to become easier between the European Union, the partners of the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans The Council of the EU has decided to launch the process of signing the regional ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the 12th Ministerial Meeting on Accession Ne

19/04/2011

"SPEECH/11/293 This morning, we started with the 12th EU-Croatia Inter-Governmental Conference, which provisionally closed two more chapters, thus reaching a total of 30 closed chapters out of 35. I would like to commend the Croatian authorities for this ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Speech at the 49th EU – Turkey Association Council 4

19/04/2011

"SPEECH/11/292 Today, on the occasion of the 49th meeting of the European Union-Turkey Association Council, we had an extensive and friendly exchange of views covering the whole range of EU-Turkey relations.... "

 

Statement by the spokesperson of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle

18/04/2011

"MEMO/11/256 Brussels, 18 April 2011 The spokesperson of the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle today issued the following statement: "We are increasingly concerned about the domestic developments in the Republic ... "

 

Statement by Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, on the occasion of his meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia

18/04/2011

"MEMO/11/255 Brussels, 18 April 2011 Today I met with Deputy Prime Minister Baramidze of Georgia. We discussed a number of issues regarding relations between the EU and Georgia in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Eastern Partnership, ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the 5th EU-Serbia interparliamentary meetin

18/04/2011

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SPEECH/11/281 Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament and of the Serbian Parliament, It is a great pleasure for me to address you, also on behalf of the High Representative Vice-President Ashton, at this 5th Inter-Parliamentary meeting ...

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Commissioner Stefan Füle takes a strong stance on freedom of expression and media in the Western Balkans and Turkey

14/04/2011

"MEMO/11/247 Brussels, 14 April 2011 In order to promote and emphasize the crucial importance of freedom of expression and media in the Western Balkans and Turkey, the European Commission will host on 6th May "Speak Up !", a high-level international conference ... "

 

Joint statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle and Commissioner Michel Barnier on the outcome of the referendum on the IceSave agreement

11/04/2011

"MEMO/11/231 Brussels, 11 April 2011 The Commission takes note of the negative vote in the referendum on the new IceSave bill concerning the terms and conditions for the loan repayment by the Icelandic Deposit Guarantee scheme to the UK and the Netherlands. ... "

 

The European Commission approves regional information and communication programme (2011-2013) for the Neighbourhood Partners

08/04/2011

"IP/11/450 Brussels, 8 April 2011 The European Commission approved today the regional information and communication programme (2011-2013), worth € 14 million and targeting the 16 Neighbourhood partners.... "

 

European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle on Iceland European Parliament Plenary Session Strasbourg, 6 April 2011

06/04/2011

"SPEECH/11/237 This debate on Iceland and the next steps in its accession process today is very opportune. I would like to thank your Assembly for its support to Iceland membership and congratulate the rapporteur, Mr Preda, for his high quality report.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the European Parliament on the European Nei

06/04/2011

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SPEECH/11/239 President, Honourable Members, I am delighted to have this opportunity for an exchange of views with you on the European Neighbourhood Policy. In the context of the current events in the southern Mediterranean, redeveloping this policy could ...

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Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Statement on the 2010 Progress Report on the former Yu

06/04/2011

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SPEECH/11/238 Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the state of play of the accession process with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. I also thank Mr Vigenin for taking this report forward, building on Mr Thaler's thorough preparation....

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Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle on the occasion of his trip to Tunisia

31/03/2011

"MEMO/11/213 Tunis, 31 March 2011 Salaam aleikoum, bonjour. Avec ma collègue Cecilia Malmström, nous sommes particulièrement heureux d'être aujourd'hui parmi vous en Tunisie, pays qui a une relation privilégiée avec l'Union européenne et qui vient de connaître ... "

 

East-Invest programme aimed towards Eastern Partnership countries to be launched in Brussels

31/03/2011

"IP/11/387 Brussels, 31 March 2011 East-Invest programme, the new regional tool for the economic development of the Eastern Partnership region, will be launched on March 31st 2011 by the 85 partners of this EU-funded project during a conference in Brussels. ... "

 

Statement of Commissioner Mr Štefan Füle in Tirana on the occasion of a seminar organized by the Albanian government to address the key priorities of the Commission's Opinion

30/03/2011

"MEMO/11/206 Tirana, 30 March 2011 We have held constructive discussions on the Action Plan prepared by the Albanian government to address the priorities of the November 2010 Commission Opinion on Albania.... "

 

Joint statement by Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy and Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs,on their trip to Tunisia

30/03/2011

"MEMO/11/204 Brussels, 30 March 2011 Commissioners Cecilia Malmström and Stefan Füle will visit Tunisia on the 30th and 31st of March. Before their departure they said : "We would like to commend the Tunisian people for the courageous and peaceful transition ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the National Assembly of the Republic of Serb

29/03/2011

"

SPEECH/11/224 Dear Madam Speaker, Dear Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, First, thank you Madam Speaker, for your invitation to address this Assembly today. It is an honour for me and shows the importance Serbia attaches to its European future. ...

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Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy 20th Anniversary Conference of the Tempus Programme 20th

29/03/2011

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SPEECH/11/223 It is a great pleasure to be present with you here in Belgrade and to welcome participants at the 20th Anniversary conference of the Tempus programme. I feel honoured to open this event, which gathers participants from more than fifty countries ...

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EUR 6 billion for new projects in successful first year of Western Balkans Investment Framework

25/03/2011

"IP/11/363 Brussels, 25 March 2011 A European Union initiative to improve coordination of investment in the Western Balkans has resulted in international donors and financial institutions approving support for 73 projects worth over €6 billion in 2010.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle at the press point with Ms Vlora Citaku, Minister for European Integration of Kosovo

25/03/2011

"MEMO/11/194 Brussels, 25 March 2011 I am very pleased to welcome today Ms Vlora Citaku, new Minister for European Integration of Kosovo, on her first official visit to Brussels. Our first meeting was very productive and enabled us to confirm where we ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle following his meeting with Vladimir Filat Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

24/03/2011

"MEMO/11/190 Brussels, 24 March 2011 Today I met with Prime Minister Vladimir Filat with whom I had a very useful and timely discussion. We discussed EU-Moldova relations and the importance for the country to continue its impressive reform endeavour.... "

 

MEMO/11/192

24/03/2011

"Brussels, 24 March 2010 Statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle following his meeting with Mr Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Today I met with Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.... "

 

European Commission confirms strong support to the Belarusian population

21/03/2011

"IP/10/330 Brussels, 21 March 2011 Following announcement that it will increase its direct support for Belarusian civil society fourfold for the period 2011 – 2013, the Commission steps up donors’ coordination.... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy European Neighbourhood Policy European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Brussels, 16/03/2011

16/03/2011

"SPEECH/11/186 President, Honourable Members, I was last here on 28 February. Already then we mentioned that the events unfolding in North Africa and other parts of the Arab world were of historic proportions.... "

 

Joint Statement by High representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Füle on Bosnia and Herzegovina

15/03/2011

"MEMO/11/170 Brussels, 15 March 2011 JointStatement by High representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Füle on Bosnia and Herzegovina Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Strengthening Cooperation on Democracy Support 2nd Trans

15/03/2011

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SPEECH/11/179 Mr President, Madam Secretary of State, Honourable Members of this House, distinguished guests, It is an honour to be here today and take part in a dialogue that is aimed not only at exchanging views but also at looking into the future....

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Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on Morocco's future constitutional reform

10/03/2011

"MEMO/11/155 Brussels, 10 March 2011 We welcome the King of Morocco's announcement yesterday of extensive constitutional reform. It represents a commitment to further democratization. The proposed constitutional reform touches on key elements for modernisation, ... "

 

Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the European Parliament on Montenegro Europea

08/03/2011

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SPEECH/11/157 President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, It is an honour for me to address the European Parliament on the European integration process of Montenegro. I congratulate the Rapporteur for Montenegro, Dr....

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Stefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Address to the European Parliament on Turkey European Parliament Plenary Session Strasbourg, 8 March 2011

08/03/2011

"SPEECH/11/158 I would like to thank the Parliament, and in particular Ms Oomen-Ruijten for her report on Turkey. This debate and your resolution come at an important time for EU-Turkey relations, and the draft resolution underlines a number of issues ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Füle following the meeting with Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Lukšić

04/03/2011

"MEMO/11/141 Brussels, 4 March 2011 It is a great pleasure to be here today with new Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Lukšić who is paying his first visit to Brussels since he stepped into power in December last year.... "

 

MEMO/11/136

03/03/2011

"Brussels, 3 March 2011 Statement by Commissioner Stefan Füle on the situation of media freedom in Turkey ''The Commission is following with concern the recent police actions against journalists, including the detention today of Nedim Şener, Ahmet Şık ... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding on the National Indicative Programme for Ukraine

02/03/2011

"MEMO/11/133 Brussels, 2 March 2011 I am very happy to welcome to Brussels Deputy Prime Minister Kluyev. This is our second meeting this year. We intend to stay in close contact as Mr Kluyev is one of our key interlocutors in the on-going discussions between ... "

 

Commissioner Štefan Füle signed today a Memorandum of Understanding on the National Indicative Programme for Ukraine

02/03/2011

"IP/11³/250 Brussels, 2 March 2011 European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood policy Stefan Füle signed today a Memorandum of Understanding on the National Indicative Programme for Ukraine for €470 million Euros for the period of 2011-13.... "

 

The Commission adopted today an interim report on the progress made by Croatia in the area of judiciary and fundamental rights

02/03/2011

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IP/11/244 Brussels, 2nd March 2011 The interim report on judiciary and fundamental rights (Chapter 23) assesses progress made so far by Croatia and identifies areas where further substantive efforts are still needed....

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Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the establishment of a new government in Kosovo

23/02/2011

"MEMO/11/114 Brussels, 23 February 2011 We welcome the establishment of a new government in Kosovo and the election of the President. We look forward to working with them to improve the lives of the people of Kosovo and to help them fulfil Kosovo's European ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle on Egypt Plenary Sessio

16/02/2011

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SPEECH/11/111 Mr President, Honourable Members, It is my pleasure to be here with you today. As you are certainly aware, the High Representative and Vice-President of the Commission is visiting the Southern Mediterranean these days and has asked me to ...

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Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle on Croatia Plenary Sess

16/02/2011

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SPEECH/11/107 President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, I would like to congratulate the Rapporteur for Croatia, Mr. Hannes Swoboda, and express my appreciation for his fair and balanced report....

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Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Statement on the situation in Albania Plenary Session of the European Parliament

15/02/2011

"SPEECH/11/104 Strasbourg, 15 February 2011 President, Honourable Members. Thank you for inviting me to speak on Albania this evening. Although on the European mainland, Albania was isolated for a large part of the 20th century.... "

 

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Croatian Prime Minister

15/02/2011

"MEMO/11/87 Strasbourg, 15 February 2011 I have had a very useful and constructive meeting with Prime Minister Kosor. We have discussed the importance of maintaining the momentum of the accession negotiations and of tackling the remaining outstanding issues ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy EMI Congress "CSOs challenge public authorities" Congress of th

11/02/2011

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SPEECH/11/94 Ministers, Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very happy to be present today at the opening of this Congress of the European Movement. Today, we bring together Civil Society Organisations from the enlargement countries, members of national ...

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Statement by Commissioner Füle on the case of Mrs Pinar Selek

09/02/2011

"MEMO/11/78 Brussels, 9 February 2010 Today, the Istanbul 12th Heavy Penal Court has acquitted Pinar Selek. I sincerely hope that this ruling puts an end to this judicial process. Pinar Selek's case has been ongoing for more than 12 years.... "

 

Štefan Füle Commissaire en charge de l'élargissement et de la politique européenne de voisinage Conférence de presse conjointe avec le français (fr)

07/02/2011

 

European Commission is quadrupling its aid to the Belarusian population

02/02/2011

"IP/11/123 Brussels, 2 February 2011 Today at a speech made in an international Donor's Conference on Belarus held in Warsaw, European Commissioner Stefan Füle announced that the European Commission intends to increase its funds and support for civil society ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy International Donors’ Conference “Solidarity with Belarus”

02/02/2011

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SPEECH/11/63 Ministers, Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome the opportunity to address you today. This conference is an occasion to send a strong sign of support from the EU to Belarusian civil society during this difficult period....

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Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Statement on the situation in Tunisia European Parliament, AFET Committee Brussels, 26 January 2010

26/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/49 Mr President, Honourable Members, Tunisia is experiencing a turning point unique in its history: the march towards a genuine democracy. Within a matter of days, former President Ben Ali has fled the country, his once dominant party - the ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Exchange of views on European Neighbourhood Policy Review Europ

26/01/2011

"SPEECH/10/48 Mr. Chairman, Honourable Members, It is a pleasure to be here today for a second exchange of views on the ENP Review. When we last met on this topic, on the 26th October, I already shared some thoughts with you on the issues emerging from ... "

 

Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the situation in Albania

21/01/2011

"MEMO/11/37 Brussels, 21 January 2011 We strongly regret the loss of human lifein the context of today's demonstrationin Albania. Demonstrations are instruments offreedom of expression andpeaceful assembly for citizens.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy

18/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/27 Discussion on the Kacin Report and the European integration process of Serbia European Parliament, plenary session Strasbourg, 18 January 2010 Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, It is a great pleasure and honour ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Joint press conference with Foreign Minister Gryshchenko Visit to Ukraine Kiev, 10 January 2010

18/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/25 I'm very happy to be here in Ukraine for the 4th time in the past 10 months. Your country is one of the countries I have visited the most since my appointment. This demonstrates the connected, dynamic and open relations the EU shares with ... "

 

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of theCatherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission,

17/01/2011

"MEMO/11/23 Brussels, 17 January 2011 "In this critical moment, we reaffirm the EU's solidarity with Tunisia and its people. We condemn, once again, the violent repression of the demonstrations and reiterate our sympathy to the families and friends of ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy

17/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/23 Address to the Plenary Session on the situation in Tunisia European Parliament Strasbourg, 17 January 2010 Mr President, Honourable Members, The recent popular uprising in Tunisia is unprecedented in the modern history of the country.... "

 

Joint statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the formation of new government of the Republic of Moldova

14/01/2011

"MEMO/11/20 Brussels, 14 January 2011 Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, today made the following statement: We welcome ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Address at the Foreign Affairs Committee House of Commons London, 13 January 2010

13/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/18 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members of Parliament, As a former Ambassador to this country it is a particular pleasure to speak before you today. First, I will share some general considerations the importance of enlargement for the European Union ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Address at the EU Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and

13/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/15 Mr. Chairman, Honourable Members, It is a pleasure to be with you in London for this exchange of views. In my speech today, I would like to share with you some ideas on what the European Union can do to strengthen its relations with its neighbours. ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Presentation to Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House London, 13 January 2010

13/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/16 Mr Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great privilege to be with you here today. It is not my aim to be exhaustive - or exhausting. Rather, I aim to provide some key elements to provoke a lively discussion and to hear your thoughts and ... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy

12/01/2011

"SPEECH/11/12 Address at the extraordinary meeting of the AFET on Belarus Foreign Affairs Committee, European Parliament Brussels, 12 January 2010 Mr Chairman, let me start by thanking you and your colleagues for your efforts.... "

 

Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Stefan Füle on the situation in Tunisia

10/01/2011

"MEMO/11/12 Brussels, 10 January 2011 "We are concerned about the events that have been taking place in Tunisia in recent days. In particular, we deplore the violence and the death of civilians. We express our sympathy to the families of the victims.... "

 

Štefan Füle European Commissioner for EnlargemenŠtefan Füle European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Press points – Accession Conference EU-Croatia 11th Ministeri

22/12/2010

"SPEECH/10/766 Today, on the eve of Christmas, I'm happy to say that a huge step has been made by Croatia on the road to fulfilling its Europ