This Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the 9 August 2020 fraudulent presidential elections that have stripped Belarusians of the opportunity to freely choose their own future.
The European Union confirmed today its role as a long-standing, predictable and reliable partner of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and one of its largest donors.
As of today, the EU has successfully coordinated 1,000 medical evacuations of Ukrainian patients via its Civil Protection Mechanism to provide them with specialised healthcare in hospitals across Europe.
Nineteen civil society organisations (CSOs) have started implementing projects to address the urgent needs among conflict-affected communities.
Commissioner Johansson is today in Kyiv for an official visit to meet with Ukrainian authorities. The aim of the visit is to help assess the needs for people fleeing the war, as well as for those going back to Ukraine.
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today disbursed the first half (€500 million) of a new €1 billion macro-financial assistance (MFA) operation for Ukraine.
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has disbursed €50 million in macro-financial assistance (MFA) to the Republic of Moldova, of which €35 million in long-term loans on concessional terms and €15 million in grants.
Ahead of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, stated:
The Commission yesterday amended its December 2021 proposal, under discussion by the European Parliament and the Council, to revise the TEN-T Regulation. Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has redefined the geopolitical landscape.
Ahead of the EU-Ukraine Association Council planned to take place on 5 September, the European Union today published its annual Association Implementation Report on Ukraine.
The EIB, the EU bank, is providing €1.59 billion, supported by guarantees from the EU budget, to help Ukraine repair the most essential damaged infrastructure and resume critically important projects addressing the urgent needs of Ukrainian people.
The Commission will 100% co-finance the cross-border programmes with Ukraine and Moldova to help implementing the cooperation projects disrupted by the Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, cross border cooperation programmes between Member States
It is a great pleasure to welcome the delegations from Albania and North Macedonia to this inaugural meeting of the screening process. Today is an important moment for everybody, we have reached a new level in our cooperation.
Dear Prime Minister Fiala, dear Petr, Prime Minister Rama, dear Edi, Prime Minister Kovachevski, dear Dimitar, What a historic moment. Today, Albania and North Macedonia are opening the accession negotiations to the European Union, and I am so glad to be here with you. This is your success.
Dear Prime Minister Kovačevski, Dear Minister Lipavský, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is not only an important moment for North Macedonia but also for the European Union. This political Intergovernmental Conference is the end of a long process and the beginning of a new phase of accession
Dear Prime Minister Rama, Dear Minister Lipavský, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted and proud to be here today to celebrate the historic decision for the citizens of Albania. Today marks the beginning of a new and crucial phase in our relationship.
The first intergovernmental conferences (IGCs) opening the accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania are taking place today in Brussels. These IGCs mark the beginning of a new, decisive phase in the accession process of Albania and North Macedonia to the European Union.
Today in Baku, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson met with President Ilham Aliyev and Azeri Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov to strengthen the existing cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan.
Thank you very much Mr President for the warm welcome here in Baku. And thank you for stepping up and for supporting the European Union. Because already before Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine, the Russian gas supplies to Europe were no more reliable.
On Monday 18 July, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson will be in Azerbaijan to further strengthen the existing cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan.