The Delegation of the European Union to Japan together with EU member states' embassies and cultural institutes in Japan, every year organise a film festival which aims to bring Europe – in particular its diverse cultures, lifestyles, languages, and at times also its history or social conditions – closer to the Japanese people through cinema. Films from 24 EU member states were screened in...
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High Representative Federica Mogherini joined the debate "Redefining Europe's Security Agenda" in #wef17 #Davos - Re-watch it here ▶ [ Bit.ly Link ]
Young photographers from ASEAN countries and from the EU are capturing and telling their stories with "Unity in diversity" as their motto, and sharing on social media with #PeopleofASEAN. Visit [ Peopleofasean.com Link ] and find more stories about #EUCulturalRelations here [ Bit.ly Link ]
SouthMed CV is an inspiring example on the public value of culture in the southern Mediterranean. SouthMed CV aims to bring culture from the margins to the center of the public sphere through several initiatives. The countries involved are Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Tunisia. The European Union is one of the co-founders of this great...
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EU this spring will host an international conference on the future of Syria, in Brussels. High Represenative Federica Mogherini and EU foreign ministers discussed Syria yesterday during their first Foreign Affairs Council meeting of 2017
The Council has a new house, the Europa Building! On Monday, High Representative Federica Mogherini and EU foreign ministers will be the firsts to hold Council meeting in this new building.
Last year Unión Europea en Perú celebrated the 25th anniversary of its opening in Lima in occasion of the Europe Day with the tailor made dance show entitled "Fusion – rhythm of our European roots" created by Vania Masías, the most famous choreographer in Peru, with dancers coming from the social program developed by her dance company. Find more stories about #EUCulturalRelations here: [...
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Project Sfax is the First Euro-Maghreb Residence of Photographers, celebrated in Sfax, Tunisia. Photographers from all countries in the Maghreb area, as well as many European countries, took part with their best shots. "What we had is an extraordinary variety of points of view. These photographers became builders of a bridge over the Mediterranean, a bridge built upon the fundaments of...
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"The EU supports this historic opportunity to settle the Cypriot issue after 40 years, in the heart of Europe and Mediterranean. We are looking forward to welcoming a united Cyprus.” (Federica Mogherini)

Mogherini at Cyprus talks stresses "historic opportunity" to end conflict - eeas - European Commission

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With civil society organisations from almost 50 countries alongside leading international organisations, the Euro-Mediterranean Forum on Intercultural Dialogue organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation represents – with its 800 participants – the largest single gathering of actors working on intercultural dialogue. The EU, a leading donor of the Foundation, aims to tackle the unprecedented...
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A story about #EUCulturalRelations - "On the Go” is a photo exhibition organized to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting in 2016 by the Asia-Europe Foundation. "On the Go" shows the differences and similarities between Asians and Europeans through a photographic journey. Both professional and budding photographers from 50 ASEM partner countries submitted over 1,500 photos...
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#EUCulturalRelations - Culture has to be part and parcel of our foreign policy. Culture is a powerful tool to build bridges between people and reinforce mutual understanding. It can also be an engine for economic and social development. As we face common challenges, EU's cultural diplomacy is at the core of our relationship with today's world. Find out more [ Europa.eu Link ]
Merry Christmas to all the people who are celebrating today!
Last year, the Council of the European Union extended the mandate of #opSophia until July 2017. The mission will continue its vital operations to rescue lives at sea and to disrupt the network of human smuggling and trafficking in the Mediterranean. Find more here [ Bit.ly Link ]
For most Europeans security is a top priority. Cooperation among member states is needed to make European citizens and our partners more secure. High Representative Federica Mogherini presented a package to strengthen EU Security and Defence to Heads of State & Government. Find out more here [ Bit.ly Link ]
Let's make sure they can grow as children! Yaroslav and Nastya had to leave their homes when conflict erupted in Ukraine, but they continued their education in a new school supported by the EU and UNICEF. Find more #EmergencyLessons and follow European Commission - Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) [ Europa.eu Link ]
2017 could be the year that changes your life! Join the #EUSolidarityCorps: European Commission
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird? It's a plane? No! It's GALILEO!
This year the new Europe's satellite navigation system has started to deliver its services to EU citizens. Find more and follow the ESA - European Space Agency. Read more here: [ Europa.eu Link ]
For most Europeans security is a top priority today. This year the EU has taken action to respond. It will become a stronger actor on the international scene to promote peace and security in its neighbourhood and beyond. In 2016, High Representative Federica Mogherini has presented a comprehensive package to boost the security of the Union and its citizens

EU Security and Defence package

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Our citizens and the world need a strong European Union like never before. Our wider region has become more unstable and more insecure. In challenging times, a strong Union is one that thinks strategically, shares a vision and acts together. This year High Representative Federica Mogherini presented a Global Strategy for the EU and started to implement it. Find out more on the...
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A new Global Strategy for the European Union

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