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Europe and America will battle for Russia

The Saga of the "Nord stream — 2" was an interesting sequel, in the sense that the American attempts to stop the commissioning of the Russian gas pipeline could not only lead to the fact that he will get more support from European politicians, but also to the fact that the European Union will attend to system protection from us sanctions.

If you compare the damage to American interests from the "Nord stream — 2" and the damage in the case of a "vandal" (in the sense of "anticyclonic") financial and economic system in the European Union, the Russian pipeline is almost irrelevant. And if Washington is to be deprived of the really important issues to put pressure on Brussels or European companies with sanctions, American foreign policy it would be a disaster on a planetary scale.

The EU is ready to contribute to the settlement of the crisis over Ethiopian dam

The European Union stands ready to assist African countries in resolving the crisis over under construction on the Nile Ethiopia the Renaissance dam, the commissioning of which can lead to scarcity of water resources in Egypt and Sudan, said on Sunday the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"I am ready to coordinate with my colleagues in the international community financial support, if the region is able to offer a predictable and coherent approach to the management of the waters of the river," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU.

Borrell is concerned about the U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

The European Union is deeply concerned about the increasing incidence of the use or threat of use of sanctions by the US against European companies, including the projects "North stream 2" and "Turkish stream", said EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"I am deeply concerned about the frequent use of sanctions by the USA or the threat of their use against European companies and interests. We have seen this in situations around Iran, Cuba, the International criminal court and recently in respect of the projects "North stream 2" and "Turkish stream", - said in a written statement Borrell.

Borrell said he was willing to do everything possible to save JCPOA

EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell said he was willing to do everything possible to maintain a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program, in cooperation with other actors in the process.

"As coordinator of the joint Committee AGREEMENT, I am determined to do everything possible with the other remaining members and the international community to save the agreement," the statement reads Borrell on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the conclusion of the nuclear deal with Iran.

Borrell discussed the de-escalation with the foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan

EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell held the Monday conversation with the foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, on the background of the incident on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, said Borrell on Twitter.

"In the afternoon spoke with the foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov. Stressed the need to defuse tensions and stop the confrontation. It is important direct communication between the parties and participation in negotiations under the auspices of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group", - wrote the head of European diplomacy.

The EU assessed the situation with the arms embargo on Libya

The head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday agreed to work to ensure the full effectiveness of the operation IRINI for monitoring the embargo on arms supplies to Libya, said at a press conference, EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

The European Union on 31 March launched a new naval mission IRINI control over compliance with the UN embargo on arms supplies to Libya. According to the EU statement, the new military mission to thwart the smuggling of weapons and natural resources of Libya. For the tracing of illicit weapons across land borders and by air, the EU uses satellites and aircraft observations. The mandate of the mission IRINI will run until 31 March 2021. The EU hopes that an end to illegal arms supplies to conflict parties in Libya, will contribute to the achievement of the truce. In early June, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing for a year the embargo on arms supplies to Libya.

Borrell said the adoption of the law on national security of Hong Kong

The head of the EU foreign Ministers consider new law on national security of Hong Kong "raising questions" about compliance with international obligations of China and think that it might affect the relations between the EU and China, said at a press conference in Brussels, the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell.

"We discussed the adoption of the law on the security of Hong Kong, we have serious questions as appropriate to the basic law of Hong Kong and the international obligations of China. The measures change the rules, it will lead to the fact that we will revise your approach, and it will affect our relations," he said.

Borrell praised the suppression of coronavirus in the EU

The European Union copes with the pandemic coronavirus and its consequences and can be considered one of the best at the international level, however, you must work more, says EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

The head of EuroDeposit made on the online event on the issues of the pandemic coronavirus and Europe's role in the global response to the crisis COVID-19, organized by the European office of the Carnegie Foundation.

The EU is waiting for the invitation of European observers at elections in Belarus

The European Union expects to receive an invitation from Belarus to participate in monitoring the voting on election of the President of this country, said EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"We hope that we as quickly as possible will be invited to observe the forthcoming presidential elections," - said in a written statement the head of European diplomacy.

Borrell warned of the consequences of the annexation of the West Bank for Israel

The possible annexation by Israel of Palestinian territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river will negatively affect its relations with the European Union, warned EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"As a person, personally associated with the region, I have emphasized in private conversations with Israeli leaders and publicly that the annexation will jeopardize the good cooperation with Israel. We exactly do not want," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU. According to him, now on the contrary there is a possibility for closer cooperation between the EU and Israel in the interests of achieving stability in the middle East. "But we cannot and will not accept changes to the borders that existed before 1967, unless it is agreed by both parties to the conflict," said Borrell.

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