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  • 16/12/2014
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments in the case of two Italian military personnel in India Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments in the case of two Italian military personnel in India <p>The decision to deny the plea of Massimiliano Latorre for an extension of his stay in Italy for medical treatment and to refuse Salvatore Girone permission to spend the Christmas period at home is disappointing, as a long awaited mutually agreed solution has not yet proved possible.</p> 12/16/2014 22:33:56 12/16/2014 22:33:56 12/16/2014 22:33:56 12/04/2015 22:33:56 2014121622 090126248dbbd815 N 090126248dbbd815 /statements-eeas/2014/141216_04_en.htm 10278 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141216_04_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141216_04_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141216_04_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the latest developments in the case of two Italian military personnel in India
  • 16/12/2014
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan <p>The attack today on a military school in Peshawar leaves all of us in shock. When innocents are killed, when children are targeted in their place of study, it is an attack not only on universally recognised values and rights but also on the future of the country, on all our futures. </p> 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/16/2014 14:09:54 12/04/2015 14:09:54 2014121614 090126248dbb1faa N 090126248dbb1faa /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm 10027 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141216_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 15/12/2014
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone Statement by the Spokesperson on the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone <p><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Today is the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone in Vientiane, Laos.</span></p> 12/15/2014 12:39:11 12/15/2014 12:39:11 12/15/2014 12:39:11 12/03/2015 12:39:11 2014121512 090126248db70035 N 090126248db70035 /statements-eeas/2014/141215_03_en.htm 9767 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141215_03_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141215_03_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141215_03_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone

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The emergence of Asia is of global significance. Getting EU relations right with this diverse and dynamic region is one of the major challenges facing Europe. We are deepening our strategic partnerships with China, India, Japan and negotiations are well underway on new partnership and free trade agreements with South Korea and with south-east Asian countries. Regular and wide-ranging dialogue takes place, leading increasingly to cooperation and convergence on global issues, regional security questions as well as regulatory policy and other economic issues. Many agreements in fields ranging from tourism to nuclear research are either in place or under discussion.

Asia comprises high-income industrialised partners and dynamic emerging economies but is also home to two thirds of the world's poor.  Development cooperation therefore remains high on the EU's agenda with Asia, and more than five billion euros have been allocated to Asia by the EU for the period 2007-2013 . Policies are being put in place jointly to address common challenges, such as climate change, sustainable development, security and stability, governance and human rights, as well as the prevention of, and response to natural and human disasters.

The EU is stepping up its support to regional integration through the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), and intensifying cooperation with the Association of South-East Asia Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

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