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25 Mar: Somalia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the attacks in Mogadishu and Beledweyne District

(Source: EEAS)

The European Union stands in solidarity with the Somali people after the recent bomb attacks in Mogadishu and Beledweyne District. These terror attacks on innocent people included the targeting of the international airport and the main hospital where casualties of a previous attack were being brought.

The European Union offers its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. We encourage Somalia’s leaders to increase security and defeat those who use violence against the Somali people.

The European Union is a steadfast supporter of Somalia’s state-building process and a partner …

15 Feb: Corruption and human rights: Speech on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP debate

(Source: EEAS)

Speech delivered by Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas

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Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

Corruption affects nearly all aspects of our society. It undermines the respect of human rights, the rule of law, democracy and growth. It represents the opposite of what we stand for as Europeans. And it has a cost, the cost of corruption is immense: it is estimated from 2% to 5% of global GDP.

Corruption represents a structural obstacle to the full enjoyment and respect of human rights. …

21 Jan: EU VACANCY: EEAS Call for Expression of Interest Budget Assistant EEAS.RM-BS.1

Deadline: 11-02-2022

(Source: EEAS)

EEAS Call for Expression of Interest for the recruitment of one Temporary Agent under Article 2(b) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (CEOS)

WE ARE The European External Action Service (EEAS), which supports the work of the High Representative in defining and implementing an effective and coherent foreign policy of the European Union. The EEAS supports his tasks of conducting the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and chairing the Foreign Affairs Council. It also supports the High Representative in his capacity of Vice President of the Commission. The EEAS works in close cooperation …

17 Dec: EU VACANCY: Director

Deadline: 25-01-2022

(Source: EPSO)

Reference: COM/2021/10410 – DIGIT.S Deadline: 25/01/2022 – 12:00(Brussels time) Location(s): Brussels (Belgium) Grade: AD 14 Institution/Agency: European Commission Type of contract: Permanent official More information: https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/human-resources/seniormanagementvacancies/

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15 Dec: Ukraine/Russia: Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP Plenary on the situation at the border

(Source: EEAS)

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Mr President, dear Honourable Members,

We changed the geographical situation. We changed the latitude and the longitude of the coordinates, but the problem is also very worrying. Now we talk about the situation in the Ukrainian border and in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine.

I have been talking a lot about it during this weekend in Liverpool, together with my fellow colleagues of the G7, the biggest democracies in the world. I have been talking a lot with Secretary of State [of the United States, Antony] Blinken and we will talk a lot about it …

10 Dec: Statement by President von der Leyen with Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

(Source: European Commission)

Good afternoon.

It is my great pleasure to welcome you, Mr Scholz, as German Chancellor to the European Commission. We’ve know each other personally for several years now and have worked well together, which will, of course, stand us in good stead in your new role. Germany has been and continues to be very important to the development of our Community. German chancellors have always had a defining influence, which is why your early visit to the European Commission sends out an encouraging signal to us all. It highlights how important European affairs are to the new …

31 May: Petitions: The protection of persons with disabilities

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The Committee on Petitions (PETI) in the European Parliament is currently considering “The protection of persons with disabilities through petitions: lessons learnt”.

Under the Treaty on European Union (TEU), the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the European Pillar of Social Rights, persons with disabilities in Europe should have equal rights on an equal basis with others in all fields of life and are entitled to inalienable dignity, equal treatment, independent living, autonomy and full participation in …