News

Syria tops agenda as Ashton meets Arab League head

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton yesterday held talks with the Secretary General of the Arab League Dr Nabil Al Araby, describing EU relations with the League as “essential for our engagement in our common neighbourhood”.
 
In a statement issued today, High Representative Ashton said underlined the importance of the EU’s intensified cooperation and dialogue with the Arab League.
 
She said the situation in Syria had topped the agenda: “I reaffirmed our strong support for the LAS [League of Arab States] plan. We agreed that the most urgent priority should be to stop the killing and reiterated once more our call on the regime to stop all acts of violence. Members of the UNSC [UN Security Council] should assume their responsibilities and speak with a strong and united voice to achieve this.”
 
Ashton reiterated the EU’ s full support to the efforts of the Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League, Kofi Annan – “We are determined to support his efforts to bring an end to all violence and human rights violations and promote a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.”
 
The Middle East Peace Process was also discussed at the meeting, Ashton said. (ENPI Info Centre)
 
Read more
 
Ashton statement
 
Factsheet - The European Union and Syria (01-03-12)
 
European External Action Service – Frequently Asked Questions on EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime
 
ENPI Info Centre webpage – Syria
 
 
 

NEWS
Governance and financing for water sector at the heart of Mediterranean debate
Some 100 water specialists and stakeholders from the Mediterranean region,...
Pipeline of Neighbourhood Twinning projects published for the next two months
The latest European Neighbourhood Twinning News, listing twinning projects in...
Combo Weekly Round Up: All the jobs and opportunities from the Neighbourhood
Tenders grants and jobs from the European Neighbourhood: have you missed any...
FEATURES
Fighting for women’s rights at university
Learning to safeguard equality in terms of rights and to advocate a cause or a...
'Fertigation' saves farmers while protecting nature
It's not easy to cope with an increased demand for agricultural products...
A national database of addresses for more efficient justice
Justice suffers from delays in the execution of judgements handed out by the...
PUBLICATIONS
“How to develop a Sustainable Energy Action Plan in South Mediterranean Cities”
The European Commission has published a guidebook on ‘How to develop a...
Projects in Action 3: the human face of EU Neighbourhood cooperation
Projects in Action is back with its 3rd edition: the new feature story magazine...
European Neighbourhood Instrument 2007-2013 – Overview of Activities and Results
The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) was created as a...
LINKS