Last Updated 25 | 07 | 2014 at 16:44

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OSCE Representative of Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today demanded the immediate release of journalists who were reported missing in eastern Ukraine. “I am seriously concerned about the...Read More >>

  • MH17: Forty coffins transported back to the Netherlands

    Date: Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:12

    The SMM facilitated access of Malaysian experts to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and attended a mourning ceremony at Kharkiv’s international airport. Fighting in parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions continued.
  • Deployment of OSCE observers to the Russian Federation

    Date: Thu, 24/07/2014 - 16:36

    Noting today’s consensus decision of the OSCE Permanent Council to deploy an Observer Mission to two checkpoints of Donetsk and Gukovo on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter, stressed the confidence-...
  • "The Russian-Ukrainian border must be closed"

    Date: Thu, 24/07/2014 - 14:59

    “The EPP continues to stand by all Ukrainians who seek a more democratic, prosperous, safe and secure Ukraine. We are here to show this European solidarity. This is why the first visit that an EPP delegation is paying to another country after the European Elections is...
  • ECA statement on Malaysian Airlines MH17

    Date: Thu, 24/07/2014 - 11:59

    The European pilot community shares the concerns of the international stakeholders and reiterates the need for a thorough and independent investigation of the circumstances surrounding the loss of Malaysian Airlines MH17. ECA considers this as a non-disputable...
  • George Vella at the EU Ministerial Meeting

    Date: Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:00

    Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr George W. Vella participated in the 47th Ministerial Meeting between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Brussels.
  • MH17 bodies discovered in a building

    Date: Thu, 24/07/2014 - 08:49

    The remains of many of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 Flight victims arrived in Kharkiv, from where they will be transported to the Netherlands. The Ukrainian army re-took two towns in the north of the Luhansk region. The SMM discovered bodies in a building vacated by...
  • Taiwan Plane Crash

    Date: Wed, 23/07/2014 - 17:14

    It has just been reported that a TransAsia plane has crashed on the Penghu stands after it failed to complete an emergency landing. 51 passengers and crew out of 58 have been said to be dead while the other 7 are injured. Flight GE222 left Kaohsiung when it was said...
  • Good for climate and independence from Russia

    Date: Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:28

    Today, the European Commission presented its strategy on energy efficiency until 2030. With this communication the Commission completes a paper from spring where it already laid down targets on CO2 reduction (40 %) and renewable energies (27 %). With modern...
  • Political leaders need to speak out

    Date: Wed, 23/07/2014 - 12:25

     With reference to demonstrations in many places in the OSCE area, sparked recently by tensions in the Middle East, and in a few cases with manifestations of intolerance, especially of anti-Semitic rhetoric and acts, Rabbi Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the...
  • IPU welcomes release of Cambodian MPs

    Date: Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:21

    The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has welcomed the release of seven Cambodian opposition MPs arrested last week on insurrection charges over their alleged role in a violent protest in Phnom Penh on 15 July.