22 December 2014, Baghdad - At a joint press conference with Ibrahim Al-Jafaari, Iraqi Foreign Minister, and Bert Koenders, Dutch Foreign Minister, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini noted, "Iraq is important for the European Union for two different reasons: on one side we are aware of the challenges you have in front of you in fighting Da’esh and we are together with you in this fight. We share with you the awareness of the fact that this is a military and a security fight but it is also a political and a cultural one. It is a fight that concerns all Iraqis, all the people in the region but also Europeans and people around the world."
19 December 2014, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by Ms. Mara Marinaki, Managing Director, Global and Multilateral issues, European External Action Service, at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Threats to International Peace and Security: Terrorism and Cross-Border Crime
18 December 2014, Brussels - "Today's adoption of the resolution "moratorium on the use of death penalty" by the UN General Assembly is a great and encouraging achievement for the abolitionist cause worldwide. The record number of 117 votes in favour clearly shows that consensus is growing within the international community."