Delegation to the Philippines
15/07/2016 - Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Award rendered in the Arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and the People's Republic of China
The European Union and its Member States, as contracting parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), acknowledge the Award rendered by the Arbitral Tribunal, being committed to maintaining a legal order of the seas and oceans based upon the principles of international law, UNCLOS, and to the peaceful settlement of disputes.
The EU does not take a position on sovereignty aspects relating to claims. It expresses the need for the parties to the dispute to resolve it through peaceful means, to clarify their claims and pursue them in respect and in accordance with international law, including the work in the framework of UNCLOS.
29/06/2016 - Press Release: EU, UNDP turn over disaster-resilient houses to Yolanda-affected families in Ormoc [510 KB]
29 June 2016, Ormoc City, Philippines– Fifty-five families in Ormoc City will soon be able to move in to their disaster-resilient homes with the turnover today of housing units supported by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
EU First Counsellor and Head Development Cooperation Achim Tillessen and UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra led the turnover ceremony of the housing units to the local government unit of Ormoc City.
28/06/2016 - 35 Filipinos to take their MA and PhD Programmes in EU under the Erasmus+ Programme [17 KB]
In the coming weeks 35 Filipino students will pursue their academic dreams in several countries of the European Union after they won scholarships under the EU's Erasmus+ Programme.
The Erasmus+ Programme will allow them to pursue MA and PhD programmes in different universities across the European continent.
The scholarship is structured to allow students to pursue their studies in more than one country giving them the opportunity to benefit from the academic expertise and culture of more than one university.
Working together with the Philippines
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