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Antti Hartikainen says: “The goal of the strategy is to attract, delegate, motivate, assess and retain ambitious and motivated staff” “Besides that, the new IBM (Integrated Border Management) strategy, which we worked on jointly with our Ukrainian partners, provides a new approach in trade facilitation issues and customs. EUAM is ready to assist SCS in order to put this into place” External link

euneighbours Friday, August 16, 2019 6:21:00 PM CEST

Сергей Румас sagte: „Unsererseits werden wir bis Herbst alle innerstaatlichen Abstimmungsverfahren abgeschlossen haben. Ich hoffe sehr, dass wir das Abkommen selbst in diesem Herbst unterzeichnen werden. Belarus wird seinerseits alles Mögliche tun, damit dieses gute Vorhaben in Erfüllung geht“ External link

Belta_deu Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:10:00 AM CEST

Сергей Румас fügte: „Die Belarus-EU-Beziehungen haben in der Tat eine höhere Ebene erreicht – als Beweis dafür dienen zahlreiche Besuche der EU-Kommissare in Belarus, zum Beispiel die Visite des EU-Kommissars für Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik und Erweiterungsverhandlungen, Johannes Hahn, des EU-Kommissars für Haushalt und Personal Günther Oettinger. In Kürze erwarten wir die Hohe Vertreterin der EU für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, Federica Mogherini“ External link

Belta_deu Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:10:00 AM CEST

Tanja Fajon said: “Slovenia has the experience, it is close to the region, it would definitively be a positive thing for the Western Balkans because our country will be presiding over the European Union in 2021 and it will put the enlargement high on its agenda,” External link

tiranatimes Monday, August 5, 2019 11:24:00 AM CEST

Florian Bieber says: “It would be a constant reminder to the countries most sceptical towards enlargement, like France and the Netherlands of the erosion of rule of law and democracy. In addition, the saying with friends like these… enlargement is in bad hands,” External link

tiranatimes Monday, August 5, 2019 11:24:00 AM CEST

Florian Bieber says: “A country that is hosting and giving asylum to the former PM of Macedonia accused of serious abuse of office is not well placed to promote rule of law,” External link

tiranatimes Monday, August 5, 2019 11:24:00 AM CEST

Florian Bieber says: “There is on one side the perception which will make him or her viewed as a representative of Orbán and yet the Hungarian Commissioner. This is understandable due to the radical position of Orbán, both in the EU and regarding democracy at home,” External link

tiranatimes Monday, August 5, 2019 11:24:00 AM CEST

Adnan Ćerimagić says: “Foremost by closing all debates on changing borders along ethnic lines in the region, but also by strongly supporting multi-ethnic states, promoting minority rights, strong democratic institutions and turning Western Balkan borders into European borders,” External link

tiranatimes Monday, August 5, 2019 11:24:00 AM CEST

Florian Bieber says: “It would be a constant reminder to the countries most sceptical towards enlargement, like France and the Netherlands of the erosion of rule of law and democracy. In addition, the saying with friends like these… enlargement is in bad hands,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, August 2, 2019 12:24:00 PM CEST

Florian Bieber says: “A country that is hosting and giving asylum to the former PM of Macedonia accused of serious abuse of office is not well placed to promote rule of law,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, August 2, 2019 12:24:00 PM CEST

Florian Bieber says: “There is on one side the perception which will make him or her viewed as a representative of Orbán and yet the Hungarian Commissioner. This is understandable due to the radical position of Orbán, both in the EU and regarding democracy at home,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, August 2, 2019 12:24:00 PM CEST

Adnan Ćerimagić says: “Foremost by closing all debates on changing borders along ethnic lines in the region, but also by strongly supporting multi-ethnic states, promoting minority rights, strong democratic institutions and turning Western Balkan borders into European borders,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, August 2, 2019 12:24:00 PM CEST

Ana Brnabic said: "Regional stability and co-operation are one of Serbia's greatest goals," External link

aa-en Friday, July 26, 2019 7:04:00 PM CEST

Ana Brnabic said: "The regional co-operation is declining for the first time in years. One of the main reasons for this is that Kosovo applies 100 percent customs duties to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia," External link

aa-en Friday, July 26, 2019 7:04:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “What is important now in view of the crucial decisions in October is to adopt the law on the public prosecutor which provides important guarantees for the rule of law,” External link

oann Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:11:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “North Macedonia worked hard and it is time for the EU to meet its commitments. Sometimes EU also has to deliver, and not only your country. However, it is necessary to continue with the further implementation of the reforms. The rule of law is indispensable for creating confidence in the institutions, but also for ensuring that the country will be stable, both politically and economically, ” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:43:00 PM CEST

Zoran Zaev said: “In the meantime, we will continue working on the reforms, so as not to give the EU an alibi for a different kind of decision,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:43:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “Today's package is a clear sign of the EU support to the Republic of Moldova and its citizens,” External link

euneighbours Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:16:00 AM CEST

Maia Sandu said: "Today, we have signed three EU funding agreements in areas of great importance for Moldova. The first of these ones concerns strengthening the rule of law and anticorruption mechanisms. The second one provides for economic support of certain regions of Moldova, in particular the improvement of local business environment and access to public services. The third agreement has as its general objective the support for Moldova of participation in various EU programmes, especially on the social dimension and with a focus on involvement of women," External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:43:00 PM CEST

Ursula von der Leyen stated: “The accession process offers a unique opportunity to promote and share our core values and interests,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM CEST

Donika Emini says: “Having a Spaniard as the lead of the dialogue might further increase the feeling of power asymmetry among Kosovars – and rightfully so. Spain has been promoted as the key Serbian ally against Kosovo, this position has been confirmed on regular basis by the Serbian leaders, but also by the Spanish leaders who did not hesitate to link the case of Kosovo with Catalonia,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM CEST

Donika Emini says: “Being considered as allies, the outputs of the process led by an ally will be more likely to be acceptable by the Serbian leaders and the public opinion. Hence, making the process more credible and acceptable by the masses,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “This package is a clear sign of the EU support to the Republic of Moldova and its citizens. It is also an appreciation of the steps already taken and an encouragement to the authorities to continue on this path in particular when it comes to the strengthening of the rule of law and democracy, and fight against corruption. The EU is strongly committed to supporting and accompanying the Republic of Moldova in this reform path” External link

eureporter Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:44:00 AM CEST

Christos Stylianides said: “The European Union has repeatedly expressed concern at the fate of all Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in the Crimean peninsula and in Russia,” External link

euneighbours Friday, July 19, 2019 9:08:00 AM CEST

David Sassoli sagte: "Ich hoffe, dass die Kommission deshalb so schnell wie möglich die Arbeit aufnehmen kann" External link

kleinezeitung Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:09:00 AM CEST

Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer sagte: "Die Sozialdemokraten müssen jetzt den Bürgerinnen und Bürgern in Deutschland erklären, warum sie an diesem Tag für jemanden aus der eigenen Regierung, aus der Großen Koalition nicht die Hand heben konnten" External link

kleinezeitung Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:09:00 AM CEST

Federica Mogherini added: “The European Union reiterates its full support for all efforts to establish truth, justice and accountability for the victims and their next of kin, in accordance with UNSC Resolution 2166,” “In this context, the EU welcomes the announcement by the Joint Investigation Team on 19 June 2019 that criminal charges will be brought in the Netherlands against four individuals” External link

euneighbours Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:20:00 AM CEST

Antonio Tajani mondta: „Nincs értelme eltitkolni, hogy mi folyik itt” External link

hirkereso Monday, July 15, 2019 7:22:00 AM CEST

Norbert Hofer sagte: „Es ist eine kluge Entscheidung, in der jetzigen Situation einen erfahrenen Kommissar zu nominieren, der in der Kommission das nötige Gewicht einbringt“ External link

ORF Thursday, July 11, 2019 6:11:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk said: “Georgia is an important partner and friend of the EU,” “And in our meeting, we discussed the strong EU-Georgia relations, and how to further develop them” External link

euneighbours Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:28:00 PM CEST

Nasser Bourita ajouté: «Si nous pouvions l'étendre, en inspirer d'autres et même renforcer la coopération régionale et euro-africaine, ce serait dans l'intérêt de tous» External link

maroc-ma Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:48:00 AM CEST

Nasser Bourita dit: «Nous avons développé une coopération exemplaire dans ce domaine avec de nombreux membres de l'UE. Nous pouvons étendre les résultats positifs de ce partenariat au niveau européen » External link

maroc-ma Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:48:00 AM CEST

Donald Tusk said: “The EU and Azerbaijan come closer to each other every year,” “Our relations have intensified and my visit today is another clear sign of this” External link

euneighbours Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:34:00 PM CEST

Donald Tusk added: “The EU continues to fully support the efforts of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs and their focus on a fair and lasting settlement based on the core principles of the Helsinki Final Act,” External link

euneighbours Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:34:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn aggiunto: "L'Ue ha sostenuto le persone in difficoltà in Ucraina dall'inizio del conflitto e il sostegno supplementare alla regione del Mar d'Azov è un forte segnale di solidarietà dell'Ue mirata sia ad alleviare la situazione umanitaria sia a promuovere opportunità economiche per le persone che vivono nella regione. Stiamo rafforzando il nostro sostegno alla diversificazione economica locale, alle piccole imprese, alla società civile, alla governance e alla sicurezza. Per aumentare la nostra presenza nella regione stiamo anche aprendo un ufficio di programma in comune" External link

agenzianova Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:25:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker said: "The European Union's partnership with Ukraine is one of mutual solidarity and friendship. It is also one that is flourishing: we have achieved more progress together in the last five years than we did in the two decades before. Ukraine has taken up ambitious reform commitments. The EU, in turn, has provided Ukraine with unprecedented support, from financial and expert support, to autonomous trade measures, and almost 3 million visa-free visits to the EU for Ukrainian citizens to date. This, alongside continued unity on sanctions, shows the EU's commitment to Ukraine – one that remains unwavering" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:56:00 PM CEST

Jean Claude Juncker said: "The European Union's partnership with Ukraine is one of mutual solidarity and friendship. It is also one that is flourishing: we have achieved more progress together in the last five years than we did in the two decades before. Ukraine has taken up ambitious reform commitments. The EU, in turn, has provided Ukraine with unprecedented support, from financial and expert support, to autonomous trade measures, and almost 3 million visa-free visits to the EU for Ukrainian citizens to date. This, alongside continued unity on sanctions, shows the EU's commitment to Ukraine – one that remains unwavering" External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:56:00 PM CEST

Vĕra Jourová said: “Together with the European Public Prosecutor's Office, the new rules will better protect the EU budget from fraud. I count on Member States to fully and swiftly transpose these new rules. T he European t axpayers' money must be duly protected from criminals” External link

EC Tuesday, July 9, 2019 4:25:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn added: "The EU has been supporting people in need in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict. The additional support to the Sea of Azov region is a strong sign of EU solidarity aimed at both alleviating the humanitarian situation and promoting economic opportunities for the people living in the region. We are stepping up our support to local economic diversification, small businesses, to civil society, governance and security. To increase our presence in the region we are also opening a joint programme office" External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, July 8, 2019 4:35:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn stated: “We were hoping to sign here in Poznań several agreements to liberalise trade in services and to facilitate the mobility of professionals. Regrettably, the irritants in place have severely strained work under CEFTA. We strongly object to the imposition of trade barriers as a means of political pressure,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:33:00 PM CEST

Zoran Zaev stated: “We are not asking to become a member of the EU, we are just asking for further motivation to improve ourselves and to move closer towards European societies,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:33:00 PM CEST

Christian Danielson said (about Johannes Hahn): “The Commissioner Johannes Hahn and I often say that geography is destiny and the Western Balkans is 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,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM CEST

Christian Danielson pointed out: “More than 70% of the region’s trade is within the EU and shared volumes continue to grow. The transport, energy and digital infrastructure which we are building together as part of the Connectivity Agenda are integrating the infrastructure of the Western Balkans into the EU,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM CEST

Christian Danielson said: “We are very pleased and proud to inform you that with the endorsement of the fifth connectivity package of this Summit in Poznań we have already fulfilled 90% of the 1 billion euro pledge. Those grants are leveraging total investments of about 3.2 billion euro and will contribute to the creation of more than 45 thousand jobs,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM CEST

Christian Danielson said: “I want the Western Balkans to participate in the economies of the future. Those economies are digital and they are green,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM CEST

Christian Danielson said: “Consolidating a market of 18 million people will boost economic growth, create opportunities for citizens and business,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM CEST

Christian Danielson said: “We are confident that we can still make progress in many areas before the end of this Commission’s mandate. We stand by the recommendation to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia and we count on the Council to follow the positive assessment,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM CEST

Christian Danielson explained: “North Macedonia has become the best practice example in many areas which the whole region should follow, by stepping up the pace of reforms not only in the economic area but also regarding the rule of law, fundamental rights, fighting corruption and good governance,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:12:00 AM CEST

Vĕra Jourová said: “Together with the European Public Prosecutor's Office, the new rules will better protect the EU budget from fraud. I count on Member States to fully and swiftly transpose these new rules. T he European t axpayers' money must be duly protected from criminals” External link

dg-comm-en Saturday, July 6, 2019 4:19:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “Both countries have delivered on reforms, in particular in areas mentioned by the Council's conclusions delivered on June 2018,” External link

oranews Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:51:00 PM CEST

Maia Sandu added: “Moldova appreciates and values the productive and extremely useful dialogue, as well as the cooperation between NATO and Moldova. We are interested in the expertise, experience and support of NATO for the implementation of the democratic reforms and modernization of the national defence sector, in order to cope with the challenges of the current world,” External link

moldpres-en Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:51:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said (about Maia Sandu): "I have been glad to see recently that there is a strong commitment on behalf of PM Maia Sandu to implement the crucial reform agenda, based on Association Agreement. The first Association Council will take place as soon as possible in early autumn to relaunch cooperation. It is time for Moldova to look to perspectives. We appreciate the intention to continue the reforms and I am pleased to note that the focus is mainly placed upon depoliticising and strengthening the independence of state institutions, especially within justice, and combating corruption which seems to be deeply rooted in many areas and is probably the biggest issue that the Government needs to solve," External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:02:00 PM CEST

Maia Sandu said: "EU has given us some chances to become a European democracy, receptive to the needs and wishes of its citizens. These opportunities have not been fully used. Today, we do not require advance payments, but support for democratic transformation. I am here to fully restore cooperation with EU, which has been frozen due to corruption and fraud," External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:02:00 PM CEST

Violeta Bulc said: “This roadmap marks a major milestone for the project. The new link will help reach our ambitious decarbonisation objectives by shifting traffic from road to inland waterways, while opening new economic opportunities in the regions concerned and in this way strengthening social and territorial cohesion” External link

EC Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:36:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “Jordan has a precious potential: energetic youth and highly educated citizens,” “Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the country’s economy. This is why the EU is stepping up its support to innovative start-ups and SMEs to develop to their fullest potential, creating much needed jobs in the region, while increasing competitiveness and enhancing entrepreneurship” External link

euneighbours Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:32:00 PM CEST

Violeta Bulc said: “This roadmap marks a major milestone for the project. The new link will help reach our ambitious decarbonisation objectives by shifting traffic from road to inland waterways, while opening new economic opportunities in the regions concerned and in this way strengthening social and territorial cohesion” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:10:00 PM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: "UNRWA is an essential provider of vital services to millions of Palestine refugees, and a stabilising force in the region. The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region. We hope that others will also step forward" External link

europa-pressReleases Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:23:00 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 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:26:00 AM CEST

Johannes Hahn said: “Developing the private sector has always been one of our top joint priorities, and we are a partner for Jordan in promoting growth and creating jobs as well as encouraging initiatives that can unlock entrepreneurship, creativity and innovations in the Kingdom,” External link

jordantimes Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:52:00 AM CEST

Vincent Rey said: “In the coming years we aim to contribute towards sustainable rural development and the creation of long-lasting jobs in Svaneti,” External link

euneighbours Monday, June 24, 2019 5:32:00 PM CEST

Karim Emile Bitar raconte: “Il marque sa sympathie pour Israël” External link

mali-web Monday, June 24, 2019 7:16:00 AM CEST

Jean François Daguzan estime: “tout n’est pas à jeter d’un bloc. Un véritable maillage à tous les niveaux (villes, associations, ONG, etc.) s’est créé. Le programme financier fut, et demeure, un ballon d’oxygène pour des économies en crise structurelle” External link

mali-web Monday, June 24, 2019 7:16:00 AM CEST

Karim Emile Bitar rappelle: “La guerre en Libye restera une tâche noire sur son mandat. Jusqu’à aujourd’hui il reste énormément de zones d’ombres” External link

mali-web Monday, June 24, 2019 7:16:00 AM CEST

Maja Kocijancić said: “the current situation not only stimulates insecurity, it also means giving up the opportunity,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, June 21, 2019 5:56:00 PM CEST

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

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