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EU at the UN

The EU's commitment to effective multilateralism, with the UN at its core, is a central element of its external action. As a UN observer with enhanced status, the EU delegation coordinates with its 28 Member States to speak with one voice. The EU also works closely with the UN secretariat and its agencies, funds & programmes, partnering on a range of global issues and challenges.

EU-27 agrees to forge ahead with current priorities following UK Referendum

29 June 2016, Brussels –  Together with the Presidents of the European Council and of the European Commission, EU leaders met for the first time today without the United Kingdom at the table. They expressed their regret for the referendum result but showed determination to forge ahead with current priorities.

Remarks by President Tusk after the informal meeting of 27 EU heads of state or government

“We reconfirmed that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union must be orderly and there will be no negotiations of any kind until the UK formally notifies its intention to withdraw. We hope to have the UK as a close partner in the future. It is up to the British government to notify the European Council of the UK intentions to withdraw from the EU.”

HR/VP Mogherini presents EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy

High Representative Federica Mogherini presented the EU Global Strategy on foreign and security policy to EU leaders, meeting in Brussels.  Entitled, Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe, the strategy offers a vision for the EU’s global role in challenging times.

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida

Mr. João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York

Ambassador João Vale de Almeida. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeLearn more about the Ambassador.

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