27 October 2014, Brussels - The European Union plays important roles in diplomacy, trade, development aid and work with global organisations like the United Nations and NATO. One of the key tasks of the EEAS is to ensure that all the different activities that the EU performs abroad are consistent and effective. This is particularly important because many of the EU's foreign programmes are organised by different divisions of the European Commission. Check out this video to find out more about what we do.
24 October 2014, Brussels – The ninth annual UN-EU Partnership Report "Saving and Improving Lives" presents the results of the UN-EU partnership in 2013, outlining the wide range of joint EU-UN actions in 2013 that continue to save and improve the lives of millions of people in over 110 countries.
31 October 2014, Brussels - Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy 2009 - 2014.
Since 2009 Catherine Ashton has been the EU Foreign Policy chief responsible for coordinating and leading the EU's Foreign and Security Policy. Over the last five years, amongst several major issues, she has coordinated the EU's response to the Arab Spring, negotiated the mutual recognition agreement between Serbia and Kosovo and chaired the International talks with Iran over its nuclear programme. She has also chaired the monthly meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels. The 31st of October marks the end of her mandate – although she will continue chairing the Iran nuclear talks.