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Pavel Filip affermato: "Abbiamo deciso di ritirarci dal governo, anche se il nostro invito al dialogo è stato negato dal resto dei partiti parlamentari. Continueremo a fare opposizione costruttiva in Parlamento, sostenendo i progetti riguardanti l'accordo di associazione e integrazione europea e apportando benefici concreti per il popolo" External link

agenzianova Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:55:00 AM CEST

Maia Sandu said: “This attention of the European institutions, messages of support coming from the European institutions, EU member countries have made possible the peaceful settlement of the political crisis we went through,” External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:13:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “I want to express gratitude to all those who contributed to this. I think this was an expression of the political maturity and is a proof of the country’s development, evolution,” External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:13:00 PM CEST

George Ciamba said: “We have a positive and strategic approach to the enlargement process. It was important for us to preserve the momentum that is stemming from the Prespa Agreement,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM CEST

Zoran Zaev said: “We are pleased with the Council’s Conclusions, but it will be a complete success in October when our efforts will be crowned with a final decision to start the negotiations,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “This is very much influencing the assessment of some of the Member States, but I hope that this period until October might be helpful, and could change the opinion of the Member States,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “I hope we can convince the Member States about the effectiveness of the process and the leverage we have during such a process,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn dichiarato (about Maia Sandu): "Non vedo l'ora di incontrare autorità per ribadire quanto ho già detto al primo ministro Maia Sandu sabato: la Moldova sta gestendo una transizione pacifica e l'Unione europea è pronta a dare consigli e sostegno anche finanziariamente al paese. Ci aspettiamo che le autorità portino avanti le riforme più urgenti, in particolare nel campo dell'economia, della libertà dei media, dello Stato di diritto, del sistema giudiziario e della chiarezza per quanto riguarda lo scandalo delle frodi bancarie. Queste riforme rafforzeranno le relazioni bilaterali con l'Ue e porteranno benefici tangibili alla popolazione" External link

agenzianova Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:48:00 AM CEST

Ayman al-Safadi stated: “We are currently studying the prospect of participation. If we participate, it will be to reaffirm the Kingdom’s firm stance. If we don’t approve of something, we will simply say no. We have said no in the past and we will say no to anything that is out of sync with our values,” External link

jordantimes Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:28:00 AM CEST

Peter Michalko informed: “the European Union is ready to re-open the discussions on the macro-financial assistance, provide financial support for cross-border cooperation projects and back us with international expertise to strengthen the democratic institutions” External link

moldpres-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:26:00 PM CEST

Maia Sandu said: “Mr. Ambassador assured us that the USA will closely cooperate with the new government for the consolidation of the rule of law state and creation of strong institutions, due to ensure high living standards for all Moldova’s citizens. The strategic partnership with the United States is a priority of the Moldovan foreign policy,” External link

moldpres-en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:26:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “If the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue (on the normalisation of relations) resumes, they have to see if investments into searching for a political compromise will be rewarded. Otherwise, they do not have a motive. The EU Council should understand the importance of such a signal for the region,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:49:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hann disse: "Bem, ainda estamos a negociar. Só posso repetir o que já disse inúmeras vezes. O mais depressa possível. Eles fizeram tudo e não se trata apenas da Macedónia do Norte, onde todos merecem isso, mas também de dar um sinal claro a toda a região, se deve haver um relançamento das negociações, por exemplo, entre a Sérvia e o Kosovo. Eles precisam de ver que um investimento para encontrar um compromisso político é recompensado" External link

euronews-pt Monday, June 17, 2019 5:02:00 PM CEST

Johanna Mikl Leitner : „Es geht um glaubhafte und konkrete Perspektiven, dass die Westbalkan-Staaten Mitglieder der Europäischen Union werden können.“ External link

ots Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:03:00 PM CEST

Zoran Zaev : „Wir wollen nicht gleich EU-Mitglied sein, wir wollen aber, dass die Verhandlung dafür beginnen.“ External link

ots Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:03:00 PM CEST

Линас Линкявичyс заявил: "Политика восточного соседства не должна стать техническим процессом, мы обязаны сохранить динамику сотрудничества и больше учитывать пожелания наших партнеров" External link

unn-ru Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:59:00 AM CEST

Federica Mogherini said: "Europe and Africa share many of the same interests: we both want a stronger Africa with quality jobs for its youth, a better business climate, and peace and security for all. In these years we have started to build a real partnership of equals with Africa. We are already strong political partners, the next step is to be true economic partners and deepen our trade and investment relationship. We want to give young people opportunities to achieve their aspirations. Boosting responsible investment in Africa is a win-win for both sides" External link

EC Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:10:00 AM CEST

Neven Mimica said: "This Alliance is about unlocking private investment and exploring the huge opportunities that can produce benefits for African and European economies alike. It is about stepping up our partnership and putting our weight behind African initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area" External link

EC Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:10:00 AM CEST

Klaus Iohannis spus: "prezintă mize semnificative pentru stabilitatea și securitatea regionale pe care Uniunea Europeană și statele sale membre nu le pot ignora" External link

realitatea Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:43:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn added: “in light of the developments following the decisions taken yesterday by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the European Union strongly reiterates its call for calm and restraint” External link

euneighbours Monday, June 10, 2019 3:36:00 PM CEST

Jutta Urpilainen sanoo: ”Se, että saan olla ensimmäinen suomalainen nainen tässä tehtävässä, antaa ylimääräisen positiivisen sykähdyksen” External link

kauppalehti Monday, June 10, 2019 6:06:00 AM CEST

Jutta Urpilainen sanoo: ”Vakuus on toiminut ikään kuin vakuutuksena tilanteessa, jossa Kreikka ei maksaisi velkojaan. Onneksi Eurooppa on nyt toisenlaisessa tilanteessa” External link

kauppalehti Monday, June 10, 2019 6:06:00 AM CEST

Donald Trump déclaré: "Certaines choses non mentionnées dans le communiqué de presse d'hier, une en particulier, ont été convenues. Elles seront annoncées au moment opportun" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, June 10, 2019 4:40:00 AM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker says (about Zoran Zaev): “I want to congratulate Prime Minister Zaev and to North Macedonia for historical steps which have been taken and for the courage needed to take these steps,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:54:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker stated: “The Commission’s assessment published last week shows that North Macedonia has delivered necessary and significant reforms in the judiciary, intelligence service and public reforms. There has also been substantial progress in the fight against corruption and organised crimes,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:54:00 PM CEST

Zoran Zaev said: “The ball is now in the EU court and the decisions on accessions have to be based on merit and facts,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:54:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “This is proof of the attractiveness of the European perspective and should serve as a very strong argument for those within the EU,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:54:00 PM CEST

Nicolae Negru spune (about Dmitry Kozak): „De celaltă parte, Kozak practic a preluat mesajul unor susținători ai blocului ACUM dar și a unor actuali deputați din acest bloc și spune că alegerile anticipate sunt inevitabile, ba chiar sunt dorite. La fel și faptul că ar putea fi format un guvern temporar după care să fie organizate alegeri anticipate într-un alt format decât cel mixt. Eu cred că domnul Kozak folosește blocul ACUM sau în altă ordine de idei că a existat totuși o comunicare între reprezentanții Kremlinului și membrii blocului” External link

deschide Monday, June 3, 2019 7:04:00 PM CEST

Jacek Czaputowicz told: "We congratulated President Zelensky on his high election result. This is a great success but also a huge responsibility. It is important now how he will use his strength to consolidate democracy and conduct reforms. We will be standing arm in arm with Ukraine to offer assistance but also to check whether the law is observed and corruption is being fought against," External link

pap Friday, May 31, 2019 9:40:00 PM CEST

Federica Mogherini commented (about Johannes Hahn): "The Western Balkans are part of Europe: we share the same history, the same geography, the same cultural heritage and the same opportunities and challenges today and in the future. We have a common interest in working more and more closely together to guarantee to our people economic and social development, and security. This strategy shows the path that we have ahead of us: for all our six partners to overcome once and for all the past, for all of us together to make the process of the Western Balkans towards the European Union irreversible and keep reuniting the Continent. This Strategy gives all of us a shared, clear, unequivocal, credible and concrete perspective for each and every one of our six partners' EU integration. The next months will be not only intense but also crucial to make sure that this historic and unique opportunity is seized”. Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn stressed: " External link

EC Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:12:00 AM CEST

Tanja Miščević said: “If the report gets published at the end of May, we will be in problem with time. The progress in chapters is measured by the annual country progress report, so if it comes too late, how will the Member States be able to properly assess whether the progress has been made,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:33:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn indicou: "Os últimos cinco anos mostraram de forma muito clara, que o que acontece no Magrebe afeta a vida quotidiana daqueles que vivem na Europa. Não apenas nas regiões costeiras do sul, mas em toda a União Europeia" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:20:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn afirmou: "A UE [União Europeia] é o primeiro parceiro económico no comércio e investimento dos nossos países parceiros nos países vizinhos do sul" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:20:00 PM CEST

Vytenis Andriukaitis said: “In 2018, there were more than 12,000 cases of measles leading to 35 deaths in the EU. This is unacceptable given that an effective vaccine exists since the 1960s. Only four EU Member States have achieved the necessary target of at least 95% of the population having received two doses of vaccines to get herd immunity. We need to work together to reach this target and I will redouble my efforts to make sure that vaccination remains a fundamental element of primary health care and a component of every health care package because it saves lives. The next stop for awareness raising and our common work together is a Global Summit on Vaccination co-organized by the European Commission and WHO, that will take place in Brussels, September 12” External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, May 20, 2019 12:15:00 PM CEST

Michael Roth wrote: “Stability and security in the Western Balkans are of outstanding interest to the EU and Germany. North Macedonia and Albania have already done a great deal on their way toward the EU,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:02:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “Exporting stability to our immediate neighbours is a test-case for the EU’s credibility as a global actor,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:02:00 PM CEST

Federica Mogherini concluded: “I can only wish that the next ten years can be as successful as the last at least five years, also in delivering to our people,” External link

euneighbours Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:05:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker sagte: „Die Östliche Partnerschaft ist vom Grundsatz her eine zukunftsorientierte Partnerschaft für die Bürgerinnen und Bürger und mit den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern, die fest auf deren wichtigste Anliegen ausgerichtet ist. Gemeinsam setzen wir uns für eine stärkere Wirtschaft, eine stärkere Governance, eine stärkere Vernetzung und eine stärkere Gesellschaft ein“ External link

dg-comm-de Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:01:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn sagte: „Wir feiern ein ganzes Jahrzehnt eines großen Engagements der EU-Mitgliedstaaten und ihrer sechs Partner, das zum Ziel hat, die Zusammenarbeit zu stärken, wirklich etwas im Leben der Menschen zu bewirken und Reformprozesse zu fördern. Die Östliche Partnerschaft ermöglicht es allen sechs Partnern, mit der EU Fragen von gemeinsamem Interesse anzugehen. Zu diesem Zweck haben wir die Strategie ,20 Ziele für 2020‘ erarbeitet, die den Schwerpunkt auf eine stärkere Wirtschaft, eine stärkere Governance, eine stärkere Vernetzung und eine stärkere Gesellschaft legt. Im Mittelpunkt der Östlichen Partnerschaft werden dieses Jahr grundlegende Ergebnisse und eine klare Zielsetzung für die Zukunft stehen; und auch in den kommenden Jahren wird die Konzentration auf konkret greifbare Vorteile für Bürgerinnen und Bürger weiterhin Vorrang haben.“ External link

dg-comm-de Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:01:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker said: “The Eastern Partnership is fundamentally a future-oriented partnership for the citizens and with the citizens; firmly focussed on what is important for them. Together we are working towards stronger economies, stronger governance, stronger connectivity and stronger societies” External link

investineu Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:38:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker said: “The Eastern Partnership is fundamentally a future-oriented partnership for the citizens and with the citizens; firmly focussed on what is important for them. Together we are working towards stronger economies, stronger governance, stronger connectivity and stronger societies” External link

EC Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:15:00 AM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker said: “The Eastern Partnership is fundamentally a future-oriented partnership for the citizens and with the citizens; firmly focussed on what is important for them. Together we are working towards stronger economies, stronger governance, stronger connectivity and stronger societies” External link

eeas Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:39:00 PM CEST

Pavel Filip said: “The political will stayed at the basis of this project and in continuation, I believe that progress can be achieved having political will at the basis. Certainly, we still have much work to do. We must implement the commitments in the sector of good governance, ensuring democratic standards, legislative harmonization. Some fields, we should recognize, are reformed easier, the others are much more resistant. This is a complex work, which takes time; yet, it is important that we say you that we are absolutely determined,” External link

moldpres-en Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:46:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “We have achieved a lot in the past 10 years, but many other things are still to be done. After ten years of close cooperation our joint work is not finished, quite the opposite, we have almost just started. It is about for instance, implementation of reforms, unlocking all the opportunities and potential. Boosting economic development will remain at the heart of all our efforts to strengthen our partners’ resilience, which is important in societal terms, but also very much in political terms. Over the last 10 years, the EU has invested heavily in strengthening the business environment and the competitiveness, again boosting the trade, supporting SMEs and tailoring education and skills to the needs of the real economy,” External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:54:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker said: “The Eastern Partnership is fundamentally a future-oriented partnership for the citizens and with the citizens; firmly focussed on what is important for them. Together we are working towards stronger economies, stronger governance, stronger connectivity and stronger societies” External link

europa-pressReleases Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:32:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk added: “Both the idea and the name, Eastern Partnership, were conceived in the Polish ministry of foreign affairs under Radek Sikorski, in close collaboration with our Swedish friends, Carl Bildt in particular,” External link

euneighbours Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:32:00 PM CEST

Andrej Zhernovski said: “there are no frozen conflicts, but only frozen solutions” “We would not change and cannot change our path. In order to reinforce our future, we need to have good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Maciej Popowski said: “The perspective is clear, next steps are clear, too. We just need to work hard in different formats and configurations to make it happen,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Kai Olaf Lang pointed out: “I believe that enlargement is a success. Why is there enlargement fatigue? Because the benefits of the enlargement are not distributed equally. The EU policy is to keep the club together rather than bring in new members. We also have a selective perception of the past enlargement rounds,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Suzana Grubješić pointed out: “The EU has changed, the enlargement process and Western Balkans also, but there are some things that can be learned from this, such as regional cooperation, which I believe is very important,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Suzana Grubješić added: “We need to improve our cooperation like Visegrád Group, we need our neighbours in the Western Balkans. It is important so we can catch up with other EU member states,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Maciej Popowski pointed out: “We do not want to import any bilateral issues. Let me be very clear, all the bilateral issues need to be resolved before the EU integration of the region,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Ioannis Armakolas explained: “Greece has never hidden the fact that it wants to use its EU membership to resolve bilateral issues. Resolving the name dispute was the absolute condition for North Macedonia joining the EU” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30:00 AM CEST

Elmar Mammadyarov added: “We need to unlock a whole potential of the region,” “If we are to move together with EaP, so as to help the EU realize its neighbourhood policy objectives, the issues of resolution of conflicts and de-occupation must be addressed. As the European Parliament resolution of October 2013 on the European Neighbourhood Policy condemned that, EU’s one partner country cannot occupy the territories of its another partner country. So, this is not only the UNSC, the UN Charter or OSCE documents – this is EU’s legislative body calling things with its own names. We believe that the future and success of EaP depends on maintaining security and stability in the region” External link

today-az Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:43:00 AM CEST

Wladimir Makej betonte: „Künftig kann auch der Präsident kommen. Einstweilen können wir nicht davon sprechen, dass unsere Beziehungen mit der Europäischen Union hoch entwickelt sind“ External link

Belta_deu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:34:00 AM CEST

Wladimir Makej sagte: „Wir wollen den Kurs auf die weitere Entwicklung unserer Beziehungen mit der Europäischen Union fortsetzen. Wir wollen die Partnerschaftsprioritäten unterzeichnen. Leider wurde dieser Prozess gestoppt. Ich hoffe, dass wir bis Ende des Jahres Fortschritte bei der Unterzeichnung der Abkommen über die Visaerleichterung und die Rückübernahme von Personen erzielen“ External link

Belta_deu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:34:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn sagte: „Ich denke, dass die Verhandlungen über Rückübernahmeabkommen endlich zu Ende sind. Wir müssen darüber entscheiden, wann und wo es signiert wird“ External link

Belta_deu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:34:00 AM CEST

Elmar Mammadyarov added: “We need to unlock a whole potential of the region,” “If we are to move together with EaP, so as to help the EU realize its neighbourhood policy objectives, the issues of resolution of conflicts and de-occupation must be addressed. As the European Parliament resolution of October 2013 on the European Neighbourhood Policy condemned that, EU’s one partner country cannot occupy the territories of its another partner country. So, this is not only the UNSC, the UN Charter or OSCE documents this is EU’s legislative body calling things with its own names. We believe that the future and success of EaP depends on maintaining security and stability in the region” External link

caucasusindetail Monday, May 13, 2019 7:11:00 PM CEST

Elmar Mammadyarov added: “We need to unlock a whole potential of the region,” “If we are to move together with EaP, so as to help the EU realize its neighbourhood policy objectives, the issues of resolution of conflicts and de-occupation must be addressed. As the European Parliament resolution of October 2013 on the European Neighbourhood Policy condemned that, EU’s one partner country cannot occupy the territories of its another partner country. So, this is not only the UNSC, the UN Charter or OSCE documents – this is EU’s legislative body calling things with its own names. We believe that the future and success of EaP depends on maintaining security and stability in the region” External link

trendnews-az Monday, May 13, 2019 4:53:00 PM CEST

Christian Danielson said: "The European perspective is something that was agreed by the member states and is going to be clearly repeated in June," External link

seenews Monday, May 13, 2019 2:12:00 PM CEST

Federica Mogherini sagte: „Das 10-jährige Bestehen der Östlichen Partnerschaft ist auch ein Moment zum Nachdenken über ihre Zukunft“ External link

news-yahoo-de Monday, May 13, 2019 12:49:00 PM CEST

Federica Mogherini sagte: „Das 10-jährige Bestehen der Östlichen Partnerschaft ist auch ein Moment zum Nachdenken über ihre Zukunft“ External link

Handelsblatt Monday, May 13, 2019 11:05:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Groisman said: "European integration and active implementation of the Association Agreement are the number one priority for us in terms of political and economic cooperation," External link

globaltimes Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:23:00 AM CEST

Vladimir Groisman said: "European integration and active implementation of the Association Agreement are the number one priority for us in terms of political and economic cooperation," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:15:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “This year the EU and its six Eastern partner countries are celebrating 10 years of strengthened cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership” “This meeting will provide all partners with the opportunity to showcase our many joint achievements. The implementation of reforms and delivering tangible benefits for citizens will remain a key priority in the years to come. In this context, the commitment of the Visegrád countries to the Eastern Partnership demonstrates that we are stronger together” External link

euneighbours Monday, May 6, 2019 1:40:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: ”Europe should be able to export opportunities and stability in order to avoid importing instability. All opinion polls consistently show that citizens want more Europe on the global stage. We must reach out and strengthen the rules of the global game – otherwise others will write them for us,” External link

friedlnews Friday, April 26, 2019 2:09:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn wrote (about Volodymyr Zelenski): “I congratulate the Ukrainian people on their show of democratic maturity and the President elect, Volodymyr Zelensky, on his victory,” External link

newsnow-co-uk Monday, April 22, 2019 8:30:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “Our shared goal on both sides of Atlantic is to stabilize the region and bring all Western Balkans Six countries into EU. That is in our geopolitical self-interest” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:14:00 PM CEST

Elżbieta Bieńkowska said: "I am very pleased that this waiver was granted. It demonstrates the US government's confidence in Galileo's benefits and performance. Galileo has been providing services to more than 400 million users since December 2016. The waiver will increase Galileo's market uptake further and benefit US citizens and businesses. We will continue to complete the Galileo constellation until 2020, but already today we know that Galileo is a success and that the EU is indeed a space power" External link

EC Friday, April 5, 2019 12:40:00 PM CEST

Arno Kompatscher erklärte: „Trotz dem Aufwind, den Populismus und Nationalismus derzeit erfahren, bin ich weiterhin zuversichtlich" External link

stol Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:20:00 PM CEST

Arno Kompatscher erklärte: „Wir wollen unsere kleinstrukturierte Landwirtschaft stärken" External link

stol Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:20:00 PM CEST

Arno Kompatscher sagte: „Die EU wird ihre Haushaltsplanung neu ausrichten" External link

stol Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:20:00 PM CEST

Jacek Czaputowicz said: "We want to institutionalise this cooperation so that EP states can better cooperate with one another. We will also try to organise EU-EP minister-level meetings," External link

azernews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:57:00 PM CEST

Sebastian Kurz sagte: "Wir möchten die guten bilateralen politischen Beziehungen mit Armenien und Aserbaidschan vertiefen sowie die wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen weiter ausbauen" External link

oe-journal Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:14:00 PM CEST

Jacek Czaputowicz said: "We want to institutionalise this cooperation so that EP states can better cooperate with one another. We will also try to organise EU-EP minister-level meetings," External link

today-az Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:59:00 PM CEST

Jacek Czaputowicz said: "We want to institutionalise this cooperation so that EP states can better cooperate with one another. We will also try to organise EU-EP minister-level meetings," External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:20:00 AM CEST

Jacek Czaputowicz said: "We want to institutionalise this cooperation so that EP states can better cooperate with one another. We will also try to organise EU-EP minister-level meetings," External link

pap Monday, April 1, 2019 8:52:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “Serbia has shown resilience despite well known difficult circumstances. I take also note that Serbian Government is making serious efforts to improve situation in the crucial rule of law areas, such as the finalization of the media strategy. It is also important to improve cooperation in its parliament.” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, March 29, 2019 1:25:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn wrote: “We were also discussing the socio-economic reform agenda, the urgent need to improve the business climate, ensure qualified education and address deficiencies in the health care system. Citizens need to see the difference!” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:19:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn concluded: “There is a lack of qualified working force in BiH” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:19:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn wrote: “At the meeting with BiH Presidency members I urged leaders again to form governments quickly in order to resume implementation of reforms in the interest of the citizens” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:21:00 PM CET

Ilham Aliyev déclaré: “Basically our foreign policy is stable, predictable, and independent, based on our national interests” External link

armenews Sunday, March 24, 2019 4:20:00 PM CET

Wolfgang Sobotka bekräftigte: "Das Friedensprojekt ist erst dann vollständig, wenn auch die Staaten des westlichen Balkans Teil der gemeinsamen europäischen Zukunft sind" External link

oe-journal Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:09:00 PM CET

Christian Danielson wrote: “This year’s award is dedicated to women to grassroot activists, true drivers of change advancing inclusion, women’s leadership, integration and empowerment of Roma in their communities” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:35:00 PM CET

Michael Roth wrote: “Stability, peace and democracy in Southeastern Europe are key for us” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:31:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn pointed out: “You demonstrated that leadership, courage and determination obstacles of the past can be overcome for the sake of a bright future – Prespa agreement is an historic achievement” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:41:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn added: “Now reform efforts must continue especially in the areas of judiciary, fight against corruption and organised crime and public administration” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:41:00 PM CET

Wolfgang Sobotka bekräftigte: "Das Friedensprojekt ist erst dann vollständig, wenn auch die Staaten des westlichen Balkans Teil der gemeinsamen europäischen Zukunft sind" External link

ots Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:56:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “The European Union is providing strong support to Azerbaijan's economic diversification and reform efforts, including in the key sectors of education, agriculture and rural development. The Partnership Priorities and the Eastern Partnership 20 deliverables for 2020 are guiding our future cooperation, including stronger people-to-people contacts and support to stronger connectivity, governance and economy in Azerbaijan” External link

today-az Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:43:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “The European Union is providing strong support to Azerbaijan's economic diversification and reform efforts, including in the key sectors of education, agriculture and rural development. The Partnership Priorities and the Eastern Partnership 20 deliverables for 2020 are guiding our future cooperation, including stronger people-to-people contacts and support to stronger connectivity, governance and economy in Azerbaijan” External link

trendnews-az Friday, March 15, 2019 9:38:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “The European Union is providing strong support to Azerbaijan's economic diversification and reform efforts, including in the key sectors of education, agriculture and rural development. The Partnership Priorities and the Eastern Partnership 20 deliverables for 2020 are guiding our future cooperation, including stronger people-to-people contacts and support to stronger connectivity, governance and economy in Azerbaijan. The EU will continue engaging with the authorities to support an enabling environment for civil society and the improvement of human rights and fundamental freedoms” External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, March 15, 2019 12:48:00 PM CET

Christos Stylianides added (about Inside Syria): "Inside Syria, the humanitarian situation remains a nightmare for millions of people. The EU is doing all it can to support our partners to deliver aid, but access remains a serious problem. We continue to call on all parties to allow lifesaving aid to reach people in need. We are committed to help the Syrian people for as long as it takes" External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, March 15, 2019 12:40:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said (about Inside Syria): "Our goal remains the same: a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned political process, facilitated by the United Nations, to establish an inclusive and non-sectarian governance for a united Syria. This is what we are all trying to work for and this is also the main reason why we convened the Brussels Conference. All of us must use our leverage to relaunch the Geneva negotiations and put an end to the war in Syria. Freezing the conflict at its current stage is not a solution" External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, March 15, 2019 12:40:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn said (about Inside Syria): “A whole generation that has no experience of what is ‘normal' still needs us. The EU, as the leading global donor for this crisis, will continue to support Syria's neighbours to strengthen resilience and their economies. We will step up investment in education, healthcare and regular employment so refugees become more self-reliant and can live in dignity and normality” External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, March 15, 2019 12:40:00 PM CET

Christian Danielson said: “It’s sad that Albania finds itself trapped today as a result of the lack of stability. Political forces must work together for the reforms. There needs to be responsible leadership in order to bring the country closer to the EU. As far as the opposition is concerned, I have already stressed that the decision of the members of parliament to abandon their mandates mines Albania’s EU path. Parliament is the pillar of the state and the powerhouse of every mature democracy. There needs to be constructive dialogue. I must repeat what Mrs. Mogherini and Mr. Hahn said that this boycott is counter productive and mines integration processes” External link

balkaneu Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:51:00 PM CET

Lulzim Basha told (about Edvin Kristaq Rama): “The opposition had the opportunity to express its determination not only for Edi Rama’s removal from power but also for the dismantling of the whole system” External link

syri Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:45:00 PM CET

Ramush Haradinaj said: “I am asking you a premission to call prime ministers of Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, hopefully from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Prime Minister from Serbia if she comes which I find to be a bit harder” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:32:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “Maybe we have overestimated Russia and underestimated China, and we should give both of them an adequate place,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, March 6, 2019 6:49:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said (about Johannes Hahn): “I and Commissioner Hahn are ready to assist this process as much as we can, and during our meeting with the Prime Minister we have noted that we are going to launch a heated dialogue with those member states that are consistent on this issue. But we, as the European Commission, support the visa liberalization dialogue, the launch of talks as soon as possible. This is important both for Armenia and the European Union” External link

armenpress Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM CET

Nikol Pashinyan said: “This is one of our main goals and the pillar of our government’s Action Plan” External link

armenpress Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: “We know that the PM seriously reacts to these goals and is inclined to work on this direction” External link

armenpress Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM CET

Federica Mogherini said: “We have plenty of achievements that we can rightly be proud of, but as we discussed today, there is still work to do, potential in the relationship to make the most out of it, and more benefits to bring to both EU and Georgian citizens,” External link

caucasusindetail Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:13:00 PM CET

Omar Hilale souligné: "Cette décision marque la dernière étape de validation et de ratification, du côté européen, suite à l’adoption par le Parlement européen, le 12 février, en session plénière à Strasbourg, avec une écrasante majorité de 415 voix pour, 189 contre et 49 abstentions, de l’Accord de partenariat dans le secteur de la pêche et son Protocole, conclus entre le Royaume du Maroc et l’Union européenne" External link

libe Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:51:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “During the tenure of the new Prime Minister of Armenia it was possible to hold new meetings, including between the foreign ministers. This is already a progress. As refers to the EU assistance to the settlement, I think the existing format should be preserved, nothing new should be created. We should discuss how we can foster the cooperation between countries in different areas. There should be opportunities and I think that the conditions in the region are quite favorable for further improving the regional situation. We have to support the conflict settlement, but only at the request of the sides. The sides know how to work” External link

armenpress Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:33:00 PM CET

Jean Claude Juncker déclaré: «Je voudrais qu'ensemble, nous défendions les valeurs fondamentales que sont le respect des droits de l'homme et la tolérance. Notre histoire commune et notre proximité géographique nous appellent à travailler ensemble» External link

newspress Friday, March 1, 2019 8:16:00 PM CET

Valdis Dombrovskis said: “For our part – for the part of the European Union – the answer is clear. We will continue to keep our door open. We will help you to create the right conditions for prosperity and peace. You have our support: political, financial and technical. The rest is up to you,” External link

euneighbours Friday, March 1, 2019 4:50:00 PM CET

Denis Zvizdic said: “On the list of our priorities is the issue of stability and security. This is the basis for political, social and economic progress, and the fact is that both European and NATO integration are based on the rule of law and respect for the law,” External link

sarajevotimes Friday, March 1, 2019 4:21:00 AM CET

Federica Mogherini added: “With this financing agreement, we further strengthen our mutual commitment to delivering on the Partnership Priorities we agreed in 2016 and our joint determination to enhance Jordan’s social and economic development. EIB’s financing of the water supply system will benefit some of the most vulnerable groups in Jordan and have a positive environmental impact in the country,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:56:00 PM CET

Nayef al Hajraf said: “We are committed to continued support to Jordan…. For Kuwait, Jordan’s political and economic stability is very crucial for the region… Jordan enjoys huge potential in many areas… There are challenges and needs but there are opportunities too,” External link

jordantimes Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:56:00 PM CET

Marie Curie said: “The Government of Jordan is grateful for new EIB financing that will support our plans to provide better access to water and sanitation services. The EIB has significantly been supporting Jordan’s economic development over the years by investing in key sectors of our economy such as mining, industry, water, education, and energy in addition to private sector operations” External link

eib Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:44:00 PM CET

Marie Curie added: “Furthermore, I would like to thank EU donors supporting the Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI) for the technical assistance and investment grants provided to the project,” External link

eib Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:44:00 PM CET

Peter Goldgruber sagte: "Diese 'Östliche Partnerschaft' ist das ambitionierteste Angebot zur Zusammenarbeit innerhalb der europäischen Nachbarschaftspolitik. Die Kooperation der EU mit ihren osteuropäischen Partnern Armenien, Aserbaidschan, Weißrussland, Georgien, Moldau und Ukraine ist ein Kernstück der EU-Außenbeziehungen" External link

oe-journal Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:21:00 PM CET

Peter Goldgruber sagte: "Österreich hat den Visa-Liberalisierungsprozess von Georgien unterstützt. Dieser darf sich aber nicht negativ für Sicherheit und Migration auswirken" "Nach der Visa-Liberalisierung kam es zu einem deutlichen Anstieg an Asylanträgen aus Georgien, obwohl es keine reelle Chance auf Asyl gibt" External link

oe-journal Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:21:00 PM CET

Denis Zvizdic said: “On the list of our priorities is the issue of stability and security. This is the basis for political, social and economic progress, and the fact is that both European and NATO integration are based on the rule of law and respect for the law,” External link

sarajevotimes Monday, February 25, 2019 11:25:00 AM CET

Ahmet Davutoglu said: "it is very important that hearts and minds are meeting" External link

gatestoneinstitute Friday, February 22, 2019 8:43:00 AM CET

Saeb Erekat told: “The statement is very important and essential, we can rely on it during our diplomatic movement to gain a massive European consensus and support over the demarcation of a future Palestinian state in the Security Council,” External link

gatestoneinstitute Friday, February 22, 2019 6:09:00 AM CET

Avigdor Lieberman told: “Sweden, which is completing its term as holder of the EU rotating presidency without any achievements or any significant returns, tried toward the end of its term to steal the show and steal the vote. That didn’t succeed,” External link

gatestoneinstitute Friday, February 22, 2019 6:09:00 AM CET

Elizabeth Trudeau said: "The media outlets and individual journalists critical of the government were subject to pressure and intimidation during the campaign, seemingly in a manner calculated to weaken political opposition," "We urge Turkish authorities to ensure their actions uphold the universal democratic values enshrined in Turkey's constitution" External link

gatestoneinstitute Friday, February 22, 2019 5:27:00 AM CET

Wladimir Makej betonte: „Alle Projekte und Initiativen im Rahmen der Östlichen Partnerschaft müssen keine Konfrontation, sondern Annäherung zum Ziel haben. Von dieser Prämisse aus geht Belarus bei der Ankündigung von Initiativen, besonders wenn diese Initiativen vom Staatschef genehmigt werden“ External link

Belta_deu Friday, February 22, 2019 5:19:00 AM CET

Denis Zvizdic said: “On the list of our priorities is the issue of stability and security. This is the basis for political, social and economic progress, and the fact is that both European and NATO integration are based on the rule of law and respect for the law,” External link

sarajevotimes Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:48:00 PM CET

Gunther Oettinger sagte: „Heute denken wir über die Prioritäten der weiteren Kooperation nach, entwickeln eine Reihe pragmatischer und praxisorientierter Projekte, die für alle Parteien von Vorteil sind. Das betrifft in erster Linie die wirtschaftliche Kooperation“ External link

Belta_deu Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:34:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “The Commission has launched a study on sustainable economic development in the greater region of the Prespes Lakes, with particular emphasis on tourism,” External link

sofokleous10 Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:01:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “The countries are committed to jointly developing a strategic plan to implement a border crossing point near the Prespes lakes, co-funded by the cross-border cooperation programme of the Instrument of Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and a Greek regional programme,” External link

sofokleous10 Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:01:00 AM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:54:00 AM CET

Zoran Zaev said: “For Macedonia, 2018 was a year of historical significance, during which we finally resolved the dispute between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece. Parallel to this process, the Government worked hard on the key reform areas put forward by the European Council in June 2018, as a condition for an effective start to EU membership negotiations in June 2019, namely, reforms in the judiciary, security and intelligence services reforms, fight against crime and corruption and public administration reforms. Macedonia has made remarkable progress and took bold steps. The start of membership negotiations in June will send a strong sign to the Western Balkan region that the accession process remains based on merit and results – if the candidate country delivers, then the EU delivers in turn,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:16:00 PM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:08:00 PM CET

Nikol Pashinyan said: “Democracy is a value for our society, conviction, but not a geopolitical orientation. In this context we highlight the EU assistance to the democratic reforms taking place in Armenia” External link

armenpress Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4:55:00 PM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4:11:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “I was even told that last year, and this is for the first time in many years, more people came to Armenia than left,” External link

news-am Tuesday, January 29, 2019 3:53:00 PM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:34:00 PM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:00:00 PM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:26:00 PM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:51:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “Of course, there are people who have no reason but seek political asylum in the EU. However, the number of such Georgians compared to the whole number of asylum seekers in the EU member states is insignificant,” External link

messenger Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:18:00 AM CET

General Staff says: “The situation at the border is calm and no significant changes have been recorded. We have decrease in targeted shootings,” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:48:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “I am looking forward to be in Armenia and meet the new Government. We attach great importance to EU-Armenia relations and we are ready to step up our support for the country’s reform effort to improve the lives of the citizens. Armenia’s commitment in the Eastern Partnership remains crucial for us and we will continue to encourage it for regional cooperation, prosperity and stability. This is particular important this year, when we are celebrating the 10th year anniversary of the Eastern Partnership” External link

panorama-am-en Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:00 AM CET

Donald Tusk stated (about Salome Zurabishvili): “At the meeting [with Zurabishvili], I confirmed the EU's willingness to deepen the Georgia-EU co-operation within the Association Agreement. The agreement brought significant benefits to our citizens. I also welcome Georgia's commitment to reforms. We have agreed on the importance of the rule of law and progress in the judicial system,” External link

messenger Friday, January 25, 2019 9:55:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “Support to actions that will bring economic growth and provide more job opportunities is a top priority in our newly adopted assistance to Tunisia, worth €305 million, the highest amount ever for a single year,” External link

northafricapost Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:39:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn dit: "Le soutien aux actions qui généreront de la croissance économique et élargiront les possibilités d'emploi constitue une priorité de premier plan dans le cadre de l'aide que nous avons adopté récemment en faveur de la Tunisie" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:28:00 PM CET

Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "Legally residing in the EU and in the Schengen area comes with rights and privileges that should not be abused. Member States must at all times fully respect and apply existing obligatory checks and balances and national investor residence schemes should not be exempt from that. The work we have done together over the past years in terms of increasing security, strengthening our borders, and closing information gaps should not be jeopardised. We will monitor full compliance with EU law" External link

europa-pressReleases Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:03:00 PM CET

Maja Kocijancic said: "The European Union is looking forward to the full implementation of their outcomes, including the recent Foreign Ministers’ agreement on the need to take concrete measures to prepare the populations for peace, as well as the consideration of steps aimed at reinvigorating the negotiations," External link

panarmenian-en Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:55:00 AM CET

Federica Mogherini déclaré: «L'Europe et l'Afrique partagent en grande partie les mêmes intérêts: l'une comme l'autre veulent une Afrique plus forte – avec des emplois de qualité pour sa jeunesse, un meilleur climat pour les affaires et la paix et la sécurité pour tous. Au cours de ces années, nous avons commencé à bâtir un véritable partenariat, d'égal à égal, avec l'Afrique. Nous sommes déjà de solides partenaires politiques, l'étape suivante consiste à devenir de véritables partenaires économiques et à approfondir nos relations en matière d'échanges commerciaux et d'investissements. Nous voulons donner des perspectives aux jeunes afin qu'ils puissent réaliser leurs aspirations. La stimulation des investissements responsables en Afrique profitera aux deux parties.» External link

EC Friday, January 18, 2019 12:45:00 PM CET

Violeta Bulc added: “Enhanced transport connectivity both within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EaP region and the EU has the potential to bolster economic growth and create job opportunities. The plan shall also serve to highlight the importance of road safety as well as digital solutions in new projects, and to align design standards with current EU practices” External link

cbw Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:15:00 PM CET

Gilles Pargneaux affirmé: «Nous souhaitons renforcer nos relations partenariales avec le Maroc à tous les niveaux, au-delà même des échanges commerciaux : migration, sécurité, lutte contre le changement climatique, développement d’un nouveau paradigme vers l’Afrique, éducation et projet culturel commun» External link

maroc-ma Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:08:00 AM CET

Nasser Bourita ajouté: "Notre partenariat a démontré, au cours de cette période, sa résilience aux attaques, aux manoeuvres et à toutes les actions qui tendaient à le torpiller et à créer une crise entre le Maroc et l'UE" External link

maroc-ma Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:08:00 AM CET

Habib El Malki assuré: "L’adoption de cet accord est le fruit d’une coopération permanente visant à étendre les préférences commerciales aux produits agricoles issus des provinces du Sud du Royaume" External link

maroc-ma Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:08:00 AM CET

Habib El Malki assuré: "L’adoption de cet accord est le fruit d’une coopération permanente visant à étendre les préférences commerciales aux produits agricoles issus des provinces du Sud du Royaume" External link

maroc-ma Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:08:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “the implementation of the investment plan is a joint commitment to provide tangible results to the citizens from the entire region” External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:56:00 PM CET

Violeta Bulc said: “the infrastructure can prompt the stimulation of economic growth and creation of new jobs” External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:56:00 PM CET

Violeta Bulc said: "Enhanced transport connectivity both within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EaP region and the EU has the potential to bolster economic growth and create job opportunities. The Plan shall also serve to highlight the importance of road safety as well as digital solutions in new projects, and to align design standards with current EU practices" External link

armenpress Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:58:00 AM CET

Violeta Bulc said: "Enhanced transport connectivity both within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EaP region and the EU has the potential to bolster economic growth and create job opportunities. The Plan shall also serve to highlight the importance of road safety as well as digital solutions in new projects, and to align design standards with current EU practices" External link

azernews Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:29:00 AM CET

Violeta Bulc said: “Enhanced transport connectivity both within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the Eastern Partnership region and the EU has the potential to bolster economic growth and create job opportunities. The Plan shall also serve to highlight the importance of road safety as well as digital solutions in new projects, and to align design standards with current EU practices” External link

eureporter Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:24:00 AM CET

Violeta Bulc said: "Enhanced transport connectivity both within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EaP region and the EU has the potential to bolster economic growth and create job opportunities. The Plan shall also serve to highlight the importance of road safety as well as digital solutions in new projects, and to align design standards with current EU practices" External link

trendnews-az Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:37:00 PM CET

Violeta Bulc said: "The demand for investment in transport infrastructure is huge. This new wave of investment focuses on clean, innovative and digital projects to modernise Europe's transport network. Today we are one step closer to a true Transport Union, serving the needs of citizens, stimulating the economy and creating jobs [...]" External link

EC Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:15:00 AM CET

Maja Kocijancic said: “We have recently learnt of yet another death sentence in Belarus, which has been delivered by the Mahilyow Regional Court to Alyaksandr Asipovich on 9 January,” External link

newskitchen Monday, January 14, 2019 11:26:00 AM CET

Paul Ruebig said: “The truth is that we support the brain gain into Europe, so how can we make Europe more attractive for the scientists?” External link

sciencebusiness Monday, January 14, 2019 8:57:00 AM CET

Khalil Rouhana said: “This is capacities building, it's not research and innovation,” External link

sciencebusiness Monday, January 14, 2019 8:57:00 AM CET

Khalil Rouhana said: “The ambition is that we will extend that joint undertaking for the management of the budget that is foreseen in the Digital Europe programme,” External link

sciencebusiness Monday, January 14, 2019 8:57:00 AM CET

Khalil Rouhana said: “We’ll see where the trialogue will lead us,” External link

sciencebusiness Monday, January 14, 2019 8:57:00 AM CET

Federica Mogherini stated (about Marie Arena): "As Africa's largest economy and a key political and economic player in West Africa, Nigeria is an important partner for the EU. The EU is committed to support Nigeria's path towards stronger democracy and further political stability, building on the 2015 general elections. I am confident that the deployment of an EU EOM under the leadership of Chief Observer Maria Arena, will contribute to an inclusive and transparent electoral process. " External link

reliefWeb Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:35:00 AM CET

Carlos Lopes says: “My view is that the Africans got confused because they were taking the European mandate as the basis for discussion,” “The moment this was clarified there was no problem. There is consensus,” External link

euractiv-en Friday, December 21, 2018 11:59:00 PM CET

Pierre Trudeau remarked: “Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even tempered the beastone is affected by every twitch and grunt” External link

outlookindia Friday, December 21, 2018 11:09:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: “Europe and Africa share a long history and a bright future. This is why I proposed a new Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs, to help attract both European and African investment and create 10 million jobs in Africa over the next five years. Translating words into action, we have already taken a series of measures to bring our ambitions to life” External link

newskitchen Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:40:00 AM CET

Jean Claude Juncker said: “Europe and Africa share a long history and a bright future. This is why I proposed a new Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs, to help attract both European and African investment and create 10 million jobs in Africa over the next five years. Translating words into action, we have already taken a series of measures to bring our ambitions to life” External link

newskitchen Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:40:00 AM CET

Federica Mogherini said: "Europe and Africa share many of the same interests: we both want a stronger Africa with quality jobs for its youth, a better business climate, and peace and security for all. In these years we have started to build a real partnership of equals with Africa. We are already strong political partners, the next step is to be true economic partners and deepen our trade and investment relationship. We want to give young people opportunities to achieve their aspirations. Boosting responsible investment in Africa is a win-win for both sides" External link

EC Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:37:00 AM CET

Neven Mimica said: "This Alliance is about unlocking private investment and exploring the huge opportunities that can produce benefits for African and European economies alike. It is about stepping up our partnership and putting our weight behind African initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area" External link

EC Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:37:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “These new projects will facilitate access to education and basic health care services for the most vulnerable people, provide livelihood opportunities and strengthen mother and child care services. The EU is committed and determined to assist the people in need and will continue to support our partner countries providing vital help to refugees” External link

eureporter Monday, December 17, 2018 2:24:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn commented: "These new projects will facilitate access to education and basic health care services for the most vulnerable people, provide livelihood opportunities and strengthen mother and child care services. The EU is committed and determined to assist the people in need and will continue to support our partner countries providing vital help to refugees" External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, December 17, 2018 12:23:00 PM CET

Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "Morocco is under particular migratory pressure with flows along the Western Mediterranean increasing. This is why we are intensifying and deepening our partnership with Morocco and increasing our financial support. This funding will help to strengthen border management and the fight against smugglers together but also to improve the protection of migrants and to help prevent irregular departures by supporting economic development in the region. Shared challenges require joint solutions and partnerships, and the EU stands by Morocco" External link

europa-nu Monday, December 17, 2018 11:59:00 AM CET

Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "Morocco is under particular migratory pressure with flows along the Western Mediterranean increasing. This is why we are intensifying and deepening our partnership with Morocco and increasing our financial support”. According to him, this funding will help “to strengthen border management and the fight against smugglers together but also to improve the protection of migrants and to help prevent irregular departures by supporting economic development in the region”. “Shared challenges require joint solutions and partnerships, and the EU stands by Morocco" External link

maroc-en Monday, December 17, 2018 10:49:00 AM CET

Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "Morocco is under particular migratory pressure with flows along the Western Mediterranean increasing. This is why we are intensifying and deepening our partnership with Morocco and increasing our financial support. This funding will help to strengthen border management and the fight against smugglers together but also to improve the protection of migrants and to help prevent irregular departures by supporting economic development in the region. Shared challenges require joint solutions and partnerships, and the EU stands by Morocco" External link

europa-pressReleases Friday, December 14, 2018 5:32:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: “Egypt, its stability and development are key to the European Union, its Member States and the entire region. That is why we signed our partnership priorities last year and reinforced our already strong engagement with and for the Egyptian people. We are determined to continue our work, together, to address all the challenges we have to face, for the sake of our citizens” External link

eureporter Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:08:00 AM CET

Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: "The decision constitutes a direct violation of the Greek national minority's human rights, and contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights," External link

naftemporiki Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:49:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn answered: “I hope that will happen, but it is less likely because these two countries don’t have an agreement. However, I understand the position of the European Parliament” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:59:00 PM CET

Peter Szijjarto said: “the EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations should focus on enlargement, and not lawful procedures in member states” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:59:00 PM CET

Zoran Zaev said: “I am continuing to make efforts as President of the Government together with the institutions, to seek his extradition, because that is the least we can expect from a friendly country, such as Hungary, an EU member state,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, December 11, 2018 2:59:00 PM CET

Frans Timmermans said: “I'm deeply concerned about the growth of antisemitism as concluded by the report of the Fundamental Rights Agency. It is essential that we combat this scourge forcefully and collectively. The Jewish community must feel safe and at home in Europe. If we cannot achieve this, Europe ceases to be Europe” External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, December 10, 2018 12:48:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn added: "In the last year we stepped up our action to support Egypt reforming its economy, working for a sustainable and inclusive growth. For the EU it is imperative that the young generation, women and the most vulnerable members of the society are included in this process. The EU will continue to support Egypt tacking socio-economic challenges and will keep working together for the stability and prosperity of the region" External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, December 10, 2018 12:48:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: "Egypt, its stability and development are key to the European Union, its Member States and the entire region. That is why we signed our partnership priorities last year and reinforced our already strong engagement with and for the Egyptian people. We are determined to continue our work, together, to address all the challenges we have to face, for the sake of our citizens" External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, December 10, 2018 12:36:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn added: "In the last year we stepped up our action to support Egypt reforming its economy, working for a sustainable and inclusive growth. For the EU it is imperative that the young generation, women and the most vulnerable members of the society are included in this process. The EU will continue to support Egypt tacking socio-economic challenges and will keep working together for the stability and prosperity of the region" External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, December 10, 2018 12:36:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn said: "The EU financial support to Jordan since 2011 has reached EDU2 billion (USD2.2 billion) and I can confirm that the EU will keep working with Jordan to strengthen its resilience by creating opportunities, promoting entrepreneurship, to generate economic growth and attracting foreign investors" External link

aawsat Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:14:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn added: "Attracting investments into Lebanon to stimulate jobs and growth will remain the priority for our cooperation with Lebanon" "Our aim is to support economic prosperity, stability, and security of Lebanon as well as progress in democracy while helping Lebanon maintains its outstanding efforts to host refugees fleeing from the Syrian war" External link

aawsat Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:14:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: "The EU's External Investment Plan has already started to bring real benefits to the people in our partner countries. These guarantee programmes for sustainable investment give now access to affordable loans to people who have been forced to flee their country and those who have recently returned home to rebuild their lives: []. This plan is about building a new present for many people and for their countries, it is about changing lives, now and for good" External link

EC Friday, December 7, 2018 4:41:00 AM CET

Neven Mimica added: "We are on the right track towards achieving our commitment under the External Investment Plan: Since its launch last September, we have mobilised €800 million in guarantees and €1.6 billion in blending, which will overall translate into over €22 billion public and private investments. []" External link

EC Friday, December 7, 2018 4:41:00 AM CET

Johannes Hahn said: “The Eastern Partnership Business Forum and Annual Conference are a great opportunity to highlight our joint achievements to date in the framework of the Eastern Partnership and its 20 Deliverables for 2020. Building on this, the EU will drive forward reforms to ensure the right business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises and create further opportunities for young people to study, work, participate fully in society” External link

euneighbours Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:35:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: “The European Union is a longstanding friend of Lebanon. Our priority has always been and will always be to preserve and continue to build Lebanon’s strength, independence, economic development and security. It is our objective to support the Lebanese institutions so that they can deliver on what the Lebanese citizens wants, and to plan the future work that we can continue to do together” External link

newskitchen Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:20:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: “Jordan is a strong partner for the EU, bilaterally and on the regional scene. It plays a vital role in the region and we value enormously the unique wisdom and balance the country and its people show. We have always been supporting them, including their internal, domestic work, with all possible means at our disposal, including economic and financial means. And we will continue to be at their side” External link

newskitchen Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:20:00 PM CET

Johannes Hahn added: “This report shows how strong our relations are. The EU financial support to Jordan since 2011 has surpassed €2 billion and I can confirm that the EU will keep working with Jordan to strengthen its resilience by creating opportunities, promoting entrepreneurship, to generate economic growth and attracting foreign investors. We commend Jordan making an incredible contribution in hosting so many Syrian refugees; our support will continue” External link

newskitchen Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:20:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini déclaré: «L'Europe et l'Afrique partagent en grande partie les mêmes intérêts: l'une comme l'autre veulent une Afrique plus forte – avec des emplois de qualité pour sa jeunesse, un meilleur climat pour les affaires et la paix et la sécurité pour tous. Au cours de ces années, nous avons commencé à bâtir un véritable partenariat, d'égal à égal, avec l'Afrique. Nous sommes déjà de solides partenaires politiques, l'étape suivante consiste à devenir de véritables partenaires économiques et à approfondir nos relations en matière d'échanges commerciaux et d'investissements. Nous voulons donner des perspectives aux jeunes afin qu'ils puissent réaliser leurs aspirations. La stimulation des investissements responsables en Afrique profitera aux deux parties.» External link

EC Tuesday, December 4, 2018 4:13:00 AM CET

Heribert Prantl fragte: "Wo ist er geblieben? Hat Trump ihn eingemauert? Hat Erdogan ihn in die Zelle geworfen? Haben Matteo Salvini, Heinz-Christian Strache und Victor Orban ihn im Mistbeet des Nationalismus vergraben?" External link

presseportal Friday, November 30, 2018 10:14:00 AM CET

Heribert Prantl betonte: "Zukunft gibt es nicht festgefügt, sie entsteht in jedem Moment der Gegenwart, ist darum in jedem Moment auch veränderbar" External link

presseportal Friday, November 30, 2018 10:14:00 AM CET

Thomas Schulz bemerkte: "Diktatur der Daten - Demokratie unter Druck" External link

presseportal Friday, November 30, 2018 10:14:00 AM CET

Richard Gutjahr ergänzte: "Die wertvollsten Start-ups sind in China - das führt zu Nervosität im Silicon Valley" External link

presseportal Friday, November 30, 2018 10:14:00 AM CET

Heribert Prantl fragte: „Wo ist er geblieben? Hat Trump ihn eingemauert? Hat Erdogan ihn in die Zelle geworfen? Haben Matteo Salvini, Heinz-Christian Strache und Victor Orban ihn im Mistbeet des Nationalismus vergraben?“ External link

ots Friday, November 30, 2018 9:43:00 AM CET

Thomas Schulz bemerkte: „Diktatur der Daten – Demokratie unter Druck“ External link

ots Friday, November 30, 2018 9:43:00 AM CET

Richard Gutjahr ergänzte: „Die wertvollsten Start-ups sind in China – das führt zu Nervosität im Silicon Valley“ External link

ots Friday, November 30, 2018 9:43:00 AM CET

Federica Mogherini sagte: „Die Europäische Union ist ein langjähriger Partner Libanons. Unsere Priorität war es immer, die Stärke, Unabhängigkeit, wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Sicherheit Libanons zu erhalten und weiter auszubauen. Daran wird sich nichts ändern. Wir wollen die libanesischen Institutionen unterstützen, damit sie den Erwartungen der libanesischen Bürger gerecht werden, und unsere künftige Zusammenarbeit gemeinsam planen.“ External link

dg-comm-de Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:48:00 PM CET

Marie Struthers said: “We are shocked to hear this news only weeks after our visit to Belarus to engage with the authorities there on their progress towards abolition of the death penalty,” External link

newskitchen Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:28:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: "Jordan is a strong partner for the EU, bilaterally and on the regional scene. It plays a vital role in the region and we value enormously the unique wisdom and balance the country and its people show. We have always been supporting them, including their internal, domestic work, with all possible means at our disposal, including economic and financial means. And we will continue to be at their side" External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:22:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: "Jordan is a strong partner for the EU, bilaterally and on the regional scene. It plays a vital role in the region and we value enormously the unique wisdom and balance the country and its people show. We have always been supporting them, including their internal, domestic work, with all possible means at our disposal, including economic and financial means. And we will continue to be at their side" External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:22:00 PM CET

Frans Timmermans said (about International Holocaust Remebrance Alliance): "With a decreasing number of Holocaust survivors and at a time when Antisemitism is on the rise, we need to foster the memory of the darkest chapter in our history. The EU joining the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance will help promote understanding so that future generations will heed the lessons of our past" External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:22:00 PM CET

Pavel Filip said: "We do not see another way for Moldova. The European Union is our only option. We have no other way, because we belong to the European area," External link

moldpres-en Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:51:00 PM CET

Federica Mogherini said: "Europe and Africa share many of the same interests: we both want a stronger Africa with quality jobs for its youth, a better business climate, and peace and security for all. In these years we have started to build a real partnership of equals with Africa. We are already strong political partners, the next step is to be true economic partners and deepen our trade and investment relationship. We want to give young people opportunities to achieve their aspirations. Boosting responsible investment in Africa is a win-win for both sides" External link

EC Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:07:00 AM CET

Neven Mimica said: "This Alliance is about unlocking private investment and exploring the huge opportunities that can produce benefits for African and European economies alike. It is about stepping up our partnership and putting our weight behind African initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area" External link

EC Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:07:00 AM CET

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