Tocci said on September 1 that Greece must set aside its “macho politics” regarding its relations with Turkey, despite the fact that Turkey broke UN Resolutions in Cyprus, instigated a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and sent warships into the Greek and Cypriot continental shelves. “Her remarks on ‘macho politics’ on both sides in the Eastern Mediterranean were made in a personal capacity and do not reflect the views or positions of HRVP Borrell,” he added. During Borrell’s CV presentation to the European Parliament, it was revealed he has about €2.77m assets and shares in Iberdrola and BBVA. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool Spanish banks are also the most exposed to Turkish debt, over $80 billion worth. Good afternoon, We met today in a virtual format for the Foreign Affairs Council, but the agenda was again very packed. The 72-year-old Josep Borrell Fontelles has been nominated by the European Council for the EU's top foreign policy post: the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The EU's Josep Borrell says the bloc believes U.S. support can no longer be taken for granted Senior European officials warned this week that the election of … Speaking at the European parliament’s plenary session on Tuesday, the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell has reassured lawmakers that Turkey’s provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the occupied part of northern Cyprus remain “high” on the EU agenda.. He ran for office as the number 5 in the PSOE list for the 1979 municipal election in Majadahonda, becoming city councillor. European foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said after a meeting of the bloc’s foreign affairs ministers that EU member nations agreed in principle on … Turkey must understand its behaviour is 'widening its separation' with the EU, the bloc's Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday. Josep Borrell in Serbia; Photo: Tanjug / Rade Prelić BRUSSELS – The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the EU expected Belgrade and Pristina not to move embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, N1 reported. This makes Spain perhaps the most vulnerable country in the European Union to sanctions against Turkey and is the main motivator as to why the Iberian country is one of the few members who vetoed sanctions despite Turkey’s continuous aggression and provocations. The economic destinies of Italy and Spain have been intertwined with Turkey and neither country is making preparations for a Turkey with sanctions imposed on it, suggesting that both countries will veto sanctions once again in the upcoming European Council meeting on December 10-11. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Declaration by High Representative Josep Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, 9 August 2020 As we mark the International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the EU extends its solidarity to all indigenous peoples around the world at a time when their health, lives and livelihoods are endangered by the COVID-19 pandemic. EU High Representative Josep Borrell labelled the sparsely populated Jerusalem neighborhood an ‘illegal’ settlement, and said he was ‘worried’ by … As Professor Tanchum states, while Italy’s relations with the GNA provides “important short-term benefits, Rome will need to assess the extent to which Libya’s growing dependence on Turkey will render Italy vulnerable to Ankara’s dictates.”. High Representative Josep Borrell calls for the EU to relearn the language of power to survive and thrive in a world that is returning to power politics by combining the European Union's resources in a way that maximizes their geopolitical impact. 29/10/2020 - Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission of the European Union – the EU’s foreign affairs chief and effectively the ‘Minister of Foreign Affairs of the EU’ – completes in these days his first year in office. This appears to have already happened as Italy is now accountable to Ankara to ensure its corporate interests in Libya are protected, which is why Italy vetoes sanctions against Turkey and why Tocci defends Erdoğan indirectly be claiming Greece engages in “macho politics” and denigrates France for its principled position against Turkish aggression. It appears that Borrell’s interests are not with the European Union, but protecting Spanish economic interests at the expense of continued Turkish aggression against Greece and Cyprus. The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell is in Ethiopia to foster closer links with the African Union. FILE PHOTO: EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell speaks on relations with the U.S. during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool Only last month, Spanish Ambassador to Ankara, Javier Hergueta, said, “We don’t believe in sanctions,” adding that Borrell “has a mandate of the council precisely to explore that.”, Hergueta also added “The moment coronavirus finishes, our plan is to bring as many companies as we can here to see the opportunities that the Turkish market offers. MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, has told the Union for the Mediterranean's (UFM) Fifth Regional Forum on Friday that a "new dynamic" must be introduced for the region, amid ongoing conflicts and rising inequality. Essentially, Italy’s veto of sanctions against Turkey is motivated by Eni’s energy interests in Libya, despite the fact that the GNA and Turkey are attempting to steal Greece’s sovereign rights in the Eastern Mediterranean. "We must wait for a result” says EU's Foreign Affairs chief Josep Borrell European leaders have remained largely silent as the US continue to count its votes. Italia e Spagna rischiano di soccombere ai mercati”, El Mundo - La UE necesita un plan económico para ahora mismo, RTS - L'interview intégrale de Josep Borrell, Euractiv - EKSKLUZIVNI INTERVJU Josep Borrell, Å¡ef diplomacije Europske unije Rekao sam Erdoganu da mu jednostrane akcije neće donijeti nikakva rjeÅ¡enja, Euractiv - I told dignitaries in Turkey: "No unilateral action will help you", The Indian Express - India and EU have accomplished much. And, also, to see the opportunities of investment because what we want is for them to see the factories that are already established here.”. Eni, an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome and considered one of the seven Supermajor oil companies in the world, has been the main driver of Italy’s foreign policy in recent years. “A Window on the World” – Blog by the High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell Blog by Josep Borrell on his activities and European foreign policy. High Representative Josep Borrell calls for the EU to relearn the language of power to survive and thrive in a world that is returning to power politics by combining the European Union's resources in a way that maximizes their geopolitical impact. Borrell’s continued emphasis that Turkey “is a partner” despite Ankara’s aggression contradicting his claims is explained by his defense of Spanish corporations and institutions who have deep ties to Turkey. Maduro and Lukashenko are in exactly the same situation. “Italy’s imperative to secure Eni’s considerable assets has left Rome deeply ambivalent over Turkey’s deepening military presence in the country,” the professor said, adding “the good relationship between Italy and the GNA has enabled Eni to maintain stable energy production in the areas under the protection of the militias aligned with the Tripoli government.”. ‘’It is with great sadness that I learned that Saeb Erekat, Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, passed away today,’’ said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in a statement on Tuesday. Nathalie Tocci is in the spotlight again, but does Josep Borrell also have a conflict of interest with the EU? “It means the commission was unable to properly vet for possible conflicts and interests – which it is assigned to do,” EU Observer reported, adding that this was discovered only thanks to Myriam Douo at Friends of the Earth Europe, who had filed the freedom of information requests. During our conversation, I recalled the European Union's commitment to strengthen the long-standing EU-Chile partnership based on our shared values. Having undergone a lung transplant in 2017,Read More Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. European Commission vice-president in charge for High-Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy Josep Borrell Professor Michaël Tanchum in writing for the Real Instituto Elcano said that Eni, as Italy’s largest company by revenue, “has shaped the parameters of Italy’s foreign policy orientation” as they “drive to expand its market share across the Middle East and North Africa.”. Relations with the UN and Multilateral Organizations; Human Rights Rather than making preparations to make adjustments if European Union sanctions against Turkey are passed, Spain continues to show interest in making more investments in the authoritarian country. In response to the Greek City Times article, European Union spokesperson Peter Stano said Tocci is “not a policymaker of the EU.”. 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European Union foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell highlighted the possibility of tougher EU sanctions against Turkey over its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, saying the bloc’s leaders will tackle the matter at a Dec. 10-11 meeting. Josep Borrell: Europe’s undiplomatic envoy The 72-year-old Spanish Socialist has ruffled feathers in Moscow, Washington, Tel Aviv and London — not to mention in Catalonia. EU Observer found that Tocci sits on two Eni committees and chairs one. But Josep Borrell the EU's Foreign Affairs chief, was quick to point out that 'We must wait for a result'. Kada u Sarajevu čujem ezane sa džamija pomijeÅ¡ane sa zvonjavom crkvenih zvona, a u neposrednoj blizini je i sinagoga, sjetim se i moje rodne Å panije, moga grada Toleda, kazao je na početku svoga obraćanja Bosancima i Hercegovcima potpredsjednik Evropske komisije i visoki predstavnik Evropske unije za vanjske poslove i sigurnosnu politiku Josep Borrell. 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Beginning with trade, the European Union (EU) accounts for 36% of Africa’s trade in goods (compared to 17% for China and 6% for the US).