On the occasion of the third meeting of EU-Japan Cyber Dialogue in Tokyo on 5 March 2018, the European Union (EU) and Japanese side confirmed their partnership in favour of an open, free, fair, stable and secure cyberspace that fosters social and economic growth and in which human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met yesterday in Brussels with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar.
The EU’s foreign affairs ministers today called for strengthening global ambition to tackle climate change and restated the EU’s commitment to lead the way in 2018, a crucial year for ensuring the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The European Security and Defence College will in September launch a cyber platform to coordinate education, training, evaluation and exercises (ETEE) in the field of cyber security/defence across Europe.
During their bilateral meeting, the High Representative Mogherini and the Foreign Minister Eladio Ramón Loizaga Lezcano discussed the negotiations for a comprehensive and balanced Association Agreement between the EU and Mercosur, whose pro-tempore presidency is held by Paraguay since the end of last year. The HR/VP reiterated the EU’s political commitment to a rapid conclusion of the negotiations.
The High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini met today with the Foreign Minister of Argentina, Jorge Marcelo Faurie, who is in Brussels for discussions on the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement – a deal of strategic relevance for both regions.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EU Programme for Local Development and Employment is demonstrating the continued support of the European Union to flood-affected localities, as well as EU endeavour to move from recovery to socio-economic development. EU support to all levels of society across the region is critical to enhancing the stability and development of the Western Balkans, as well as their European integration.
The Chinese are quickly becoming the largest group of intercontinental travellers. Those travelling to Europe are now spending more money on average than American visitors. Many of them see Europe as a single destination, visiting 3 to 4 countries per trip. While more and more Europeans are also travelling to China, tourism is one of the few sectors where the EU has a positive balance of payments with China. The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) aims at increasing the flow of visitors and investment on both sides. Given the high number of Chinese tourists visiting Europe, the activities of the year are likely to bring considerable benefits to the EU industry. It is also an occasion for European and Chinese communities to get to know and appreciate each other better.
The European Union remains committed to support the full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal, said the High Representative Federica Mogherini following an EU/E3 and Iran meeting today on the implementation of the JCPOA attended by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, United Kingdom and Iran.