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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The European Union considers the detention in the Crimea, seven suspects of involvement in the terrorist organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami"* politically motivated and expect their immediate release, said in a statement released by the press service of the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell.
FSB of Russia on Tuesday detained in the Crimea, seven Islamic terrorist organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami"* for propaganda and recruitment, including three leaders and four privates of active participants. The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that the presence in the region members of the terrorist organization is largely the heritage of Ukrainian period. The court arrested four suspects, a fifth was sent under house arrest.
Coronavirus pandemic will affect the situation with global security, said EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell, speaking through a high-level conference of the UN under the name "Week of fight against terrorism".
According to him, the crisis caused by the pandemic deepens existing conflicts and creates new geopolitical friction. "It is therefore vital that we were together and adhered to an international order based on rules, with the UN at the center," said Borrell.
Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu held Monday in Ankara talks with the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell and again raised the issue of simplification of visa regime with the EU.
"The EU promised Turkey to simplify the visa regime and must act fairly," said çavuşoğlu during a joint press conference.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent the EU a letter, listing all the points of non-compliance by France, Germany and great Britain the conditions of the nuclear deal, Tehran is going to solve them through a joint Committee.
"A day earlier, the Iranian foreign Minister in a letter to the high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and coordinator of the SVPD Josep Borrell again listed cases of non-compliance of the European countries (the nuclear deal), sending (a letter) with the aim of their solution in the joint Commission under paragraph 36 of the AGREEMENT", - said official representative of MFA of Iran Abbas Mousavi.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he intends to establish a new direct dialogue between foreign Ministers and to reach a new understanding with the European Union after the rejection of expulsion of the representative of the EU.
The foreign Ministry of Venezuela and the European Union issued a joint statement in which it declared invalid the decision of the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of to expel the Ambassador of the EU Isabel Pedrosa after the strengthening of sanctions against Caracas.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo believes that the expulsion of EU Ambassador to Venezuela will only lead to isolation of the country.
"Expulsion of the Ambassador, the EU is only further isolating Venezuela from free and democratic countries," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
The foreign Ministry of Venezuela and the European Union issued a joint statement in which it declared invalid the decision of the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of to expel the Ambassador of the EU Isabel Pedrosa.
"The Venezuelan government decided to annul the decision adopted on 29 June 2020, according to which the Ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, head of the delegation of the European Union in Caracas, was declared a persona non grata," - said in the text of the statement on the website of the EU.
EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell said the European sanctions against Syria do not interfere with the provision of humanitarian assistance.
According to him, the EU provided € 2.3 billion to assist Syrians in 2020-2021 years. These funds, in particular, will be used to support Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt. "They deserve the support of the EU, and this support will continue," said Borrell.
The EU will continue to exert pressure on the Syrian government, said on Tuesday the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell, opening an online conference on the Syrian issue "Brussels-4".
He also said that during the week the EU held consultations with representatives of civil society in Syria, which, he said, "inspires hope for a better future of this country."
The EU and Greece must stop violations of rights of refugees and to fulfil its obligations in this area instead of criticizing Turkey, said the spokesperson of the Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy in response to statements of the head of the Greek foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
Earlier Dendias said that Turkey is undermining security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, it violates the sovereignty of Libya, Syria, Iraq and Cyprus. This is a statement he made at the end of the visit, together with the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy and Josep Borrell to the town Kastanies in the region of Evros on the border with Turkey. Dendias noted that Turkey was actively sent migrants that they crossed the border, but the "blackmail attempt failed".
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a recent conversation with him, the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell does not have any grievances about the help of Russia and the different countries in the fight against coronavirus.
Earlier, Lavrov held a telephone conversation with Borrell.
The European Union has urged China and India to exercise restraint and avoid escalation of the conflict on the border, said the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
"India and China are important partners of the European Union and play a key role in supporting regional and global stability. We believe that the authorities of India and China will continue dialogue to find a peaceful solution to their differences. This is key to building trust, maintaining peace and stability in the region", - said in a written statement the head of EU diplomacy.
Russia and the EU intend to ensure the full implementation of the joint comprehensive plan for Iran's nuclear program, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after a telephone conversation with EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell.
"We discussed, of course, quite in detail the situation around the Iranian nuclear program. Stressed our commitment to both Russia and the EU - to ensure sustainable and comprehensive implementation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action," - said Lavrov. He added that he and Borrell "exchanged views on complicated processes that are now promoted in Vienna in the framework of the IAEA Board of governors, and in new York.
The destruction of the DPRK, inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong destabilizie the situation and undermines efforts to resolve the Korean Peninsula, said in a statement released by the press service of the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
Yonhap news Agency, citing a military source on Tuesday said that in the area of the Kaesong industrial complex, located on the territory of the DPRK, in the afternoon local time, explosions were heard and smoke was observed. South Korean unification Ministry confirmed that North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. Later and the DPRK announced the "complete destruction" of the coordination office.
Moscow calls for resumption of dialogue with all countries-members of NATO, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"I'll just say that we are for the resumption of normal dialogue with all countries which includes the North Atlantic Alliance in the military sphere to the complex, together to consider all issues related to ensuring military and political security on the European continent, in the Euro-Atlantic area in the broader context, on the basis of objective analysis on the basis of an objective assessment of the risks and threats that exist here," said the Minister after a telephone conversation with EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell.
The application of sanctions to members of the International criminal court (ICC), their families or court-related entities is unacceptable, you need to ensure the independence of this international body and protect from attempts to influence its activities, said in a statement, EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
The white house on 11 June reported that trump has signed a decree on sanctions against individuals associated with the ICC's investigations of the activities of the military and other servants in the United States, accusing this international structure in biased investigations and corruption, and suspecting the influence of Russia.
The military mission of the EU IRINI to monitor the arms embargo against Libya needs more naval and air assets to work, said at a press conference following the meeting of defence Ministers of the EU the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell.
"Mission needs more air and sea assets to enhance capabilities. For example, in comparison with the previous mission SOFIA: they had five vessels and several aircraft. We only have two vessels and three aircraft now need more," he said.
The EU foreign Ministers intend to consider the whole complex of relations with Turkey amid tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean over Ankara's plans to carry out exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons off the coast of Greece and Cyprus, said EU high representative for foreign and security policy, Josep Borrell.
"At the next foreign Affairs Council we will discuss our relations with Turkey, taking into consideration all aspects of these complex relationships," said Borrell at the end of a video conference of European Ministers of foreign Affairs.
The EU foreign Ministers meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo discussed the launch of the peace process in the middle East after a long break and called for the ability to use the American "deal of the century" to intensify international efforts in this direction, said at a press conference following the meeting, EU high representative for foreign and security policy of the EU, Josep Borrell.
"In the middle East we clearly stressed that at this stage it is important to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to trust a meaningful political process. We agreed that the plan the United States has created a certain momentum in the political process, which was suspended for too long a period. But this impulse can be used to start joint international efforts based on existing international agreements. We in the EU are willing to support and facilitate this process," said Borrell.
EU high representative for foreign and security policy, Josep Borrell suggested US to start a separate dialogue on relations with China.
He explained that the EU and the US will bring to China, "their concerns and to jointly defend common interests."
The EU foreign Ministers on the talks with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on Washington to reconsider the intention to leave the world health organization (who), said at a press conference on the results of the videoconference, the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell.
"We discussed the statement of the United States of their intention to leave the who, we urged the US to reconsider this decision, because global problems need global solutions and multilateral instruments. Now more than ever a need for a multilateral approach," said Borrell.
The meaning of the two stocks at a high level that occurred in the opposite points of the Eurasian continent, is surprisingly the same: don't put us before a choice "or the United States or China" — will communicate with both parties. I want to believe that this position will determine the main axis of international relations in the years ahead.
We are talking about the article Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Moon in the American journal Foreign Affairs last week. And on the outcome of the just concluded tenth round of Sino-European strategic dialogue. In both cases, we're not talking about some formal documents: the dialogue was, for the present time fashion, using video and article — it is an article, a personal opinion of one person.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday discussed by phone with the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell the situation in Libya, said the state Department.
The European Union on 31 March announced that it is launching 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 European Union needs to study signed by the President of the United States Donald trump a decree on sanctions against persons associated with the investigations of the International criminal court (ICC) against the military and other officials in the United States, but this issue is of concern, said at a press conference in Brussels, EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
Earlier, the White house announced that trump signed a decree on sanctions against individuals associated with the investigations of the ICC in relation to military and other officials in the United States, accusing this international structure in biased investigations and corruption, and suspecting the influence of Russia.
The European Union has pledged to strengthen the fight against misinformation, especially related to the pandemic coronavirus, and again accused Russia and China of involvement in the intentional spread of false information, said in a Wednesday statement of the European Commission.
"During the crisis, the EU has strengthened the work on informing citizens about the risks and improved international cooperation to counter misinformation", - the document says.
The European Union intends this week to prepare proposals for the phased removal of restrictions on message with third countries from 1 July, said EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
"This week the Board again will discuss these limitations and propose a phased approach to the lifting of those measures from 1 July," - said the head of European diplomacy. He explained that EU countries are trying to develop a common approach, which is supported by the European Commission.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell on June 9 will hold the 10th round of strategic dialogue of China and the EU at a high level in a video conference, said at a briefing on Monday, the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.
"By consent of the parties, the Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi and the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell will hold the 9th of June the 10th round of strategic dialogue of China-EU in the format of videoconference", - said the diplomat.
Moscow demands to present obtained by Berlin that the U.S. evidence of Russia's involvement in the hacker attack on the Bundestag in 2015, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Now the German government referring to some "reliable evidence", which, according to the German media, was received by Berlin from the United States. This is a known suppliers of reliable facts and reliable evidence. I would like to say that if the German side have received from Washington documentary evidence of someone's guilt, that the Russian side is ready to consider them", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
The relevant Subcommittee of the European Parliament will discuss on the morning of 5 June, the situation with human rights in the United States after the death of the African-American George Floyd, is spoken in the message of the EP.
"The members of the Subcommittee... will discuss on Friday the situation of human rights in the United States after the death of George Floyd", - stated in it.
The confrontation between the US and China were to become characteristic of the XXI century, said in an interview with the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
"The virus has shown that a confrontation between China and the United States will characterize the twenty-first century. Threats from Washington, the sharp reaction from Beijing now is the new normal," said Borrell.
The EU is afraid of undermining the principle of "one country, two systems" and the autonomy of Hong Kong as a result of actions of China, said in a written statement, the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.
According to Borrell, China's decision "casts doubt on its desire to fulfill its international obligations". He added that the EU will continue to raise this issue in the dialogue with China.
Russia's envoy to the UN, Vasily Nabanga urged the EU to review the sanctions policies that prevent countries to fight the pandemic coronavirus.
On Thursday the UN security Council held a meeting on cooperation of UN and regional organizations.