Answering an MEP’s question, Borell said Serbia and Kosovo were expected to act in line with the EU’s determination but also following their European aspirations. 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.”. “According to Eni’s own accounts, the combined committee positions pay out €100,000 a year while directors also get €80,000 gross,” the report said. “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. 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. Video conference of Foreign Affairs Ministers: Remarks by the High Representative Josep Borrell at the press conference Check against delivery! It is not surprising that Borrell maintains Tocci as an adviser considering that he, as the de facto Foreign Minister of the European Union, has defended and maintained an appeasement policy towards the years-long Turkish aggression against Greece and Cyprus. During our conversation, I recalled the European Union's commitment to strengthen the long-standing EU-Chile partnership based on our shared values. Turkey and the GNA signed a memorandum of understanding on November 27, 2019 to carve up Greece’s sovereign rights in the East Mediterranean between themselves as it ignores the presence of the Greek islands Crete, Kasos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo and Rhodes between the Turkish–Libyan coasts. Josep Borrell Fontelles (Catalan: [ʒuˈzɛb buˈreʎ funˈteʎəs]; born 24 April 1947) is a Spanish politician, current High Representative of the European Union since 1 December 2019. “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. Also features interviews, op-eds, and selected speeches and videos. Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell at the EU headquarters in Brussels “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. 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 Fontelles' team - 2019-2024. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell believes that the presidents of Belarus and Venezuela Alexander Lukashenko and Nicolas Maduro found themselves in a similar situation. In response to the Greek City Times article, European Union spokesperson Peter Stano said Tocci is “not a policymaker of the EU.”. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool 0 Comments on this paragraph, 6 … 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. 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.”. 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. 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). European Commission vice-president in charge for High-Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy Josep Borrell Marking the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement signed in Dayton, Ohio, the three members of Bosnia’s Presidency met with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, on Saturday to discuss the country’s EU integration prospects. The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell is in Ethiopia to foster closer links with the African Union. Relations with the UN and Multilateral Organizations; Human Rights Maduro and Lukashenko are in exactly the same situation. Of course she omits that French President Emmanuel Macron has emerged as the only major European leader with enough courage to confront Turkish aggression. The High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy in the European Union, Josep Borrell, said that Operation Irini has assisted in securing a sustainable solution to the conflict in Libya within the framework of the UN-led Berlin process. 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. 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. Effectively, Eni has a deep and prosperous relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood GNA, whose mandate to rule Libya by the United Nations expired on December 17, 2017. In this context, I assured Foreign Minister Allamand of the readiness of the European Union to accompany Chile and its people in the historical moment of this constitutional process. Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on the Middle East Peace Process Today’s initiative by the United States provides an occasion to re-launch the urgently needed efforts towards a negotiated and viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. FILE - In this Friday Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a news conference following an EU Defence minister video conference at … 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. Tocci is a board member of Eni, which provides a second conflict of interest considering her position as an advisor to Borrell. Es tracta de saber com ens endeutem i com anem al mercat de fons per estats, La Repubblica - Borrell: “Sì agli Eurobond. 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. BRUSSELS – The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the EU expects Belgrade and Pristina not to move embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, N1 reported. » Подробнее на РБК, La Vanguardia - Europa ha reaccionado porque le ha visto las orejas al lobo, Onda Cero - Estamos en una emergencia y hay que recurrir al endeudamiento, como se hace en las guerras, Die Zeit - We have to reach the hearts (English translation), Die Zeit - Wir müssen die Herzen erreichen, RTVE - La paraula rescat és improcedent. He was 65 years old. FILE PHOTO: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attends a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 7, 2020. Spanish electric company Iberdrola this month signed an agreement with Turkey’s Vestel to produce electric vehicle devices. Borrell added, through a recorded video message to the Italian Mediterranean Dialogue Forum on Thursday, that the European Union is 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. 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. Eni, an Italian multinational oil and gas company … During Borrell’s CV presentation to the European Parliament, it was revealed he has about €2.77m assets and shares in Iberdrola and BBVA. 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. 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. And, also, to see the opportunities of investment because what we want is for them to see the factories that are already established here.”. 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. Turkey is not an “important partner for Europe,” but rather just for the very few select countries that have corporate interests – Turkey is an important partner for Spain and Italy, not Europe as Borrell maintains. Good afternoon, We met today in a virtual format for the Foreign Affairs Council, but the agenda was again very packed. pic.twitter.com/Ojv5cnurSI. This would also explain why he insists on having a Turkophile as an advisor despite her own clear conflict of interest. Turska svojom retorikom o Cipru pogorÅ¡ava napetosti s Europskom unijom i mora shvatiti da se zbog svojeg ponaÅ¡anja sve viÅ¡e udaljava od Unije, izjavio je u četvrtak Å¡ef europske diplomacije Josep Borrell. Borrell’s continued appeasement for Turkey and emphasis that “Turkey is an important partner for Europe,” as well as his insistence that Tocci continues to advise him, demonstrates that neither is serving European Union interests, but rather the corporate and banking interests of Spain and Italy. Rather she presents France’s efforts to confront Turkey as dividing Europe. “In Libya almost all of Eni’s oil and natural gas assets are located in the western half of the country, under the control of the Turkish-backed GNA [Government of National Accords],” he continued. EU High Representative Josep Borrell labelled the sparsely populated Jerusalem neighborhood an ‘illegal’ settlement, and said he was ‘worried’ by … This is despite the GNA and Turkey conspiring to steal Greece’s sovereign rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, something that Tocci, as a member of ENI’s board, has little concern for despite advising Borrell. A crafty way for Tocci to denounce France while indirectly supporting Turkey. 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. Borrell joined the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) in 1975 and started his political activity during Spain's transition to democracy in the Socialist Grouping of Madrid along with Luis Solana and Luis Carlos Croissier. Borrell also became a member of the 1979−1983 corporation of the Provincial Deputationof Madrid and managed the Financial Department of the provincial governmen… EU's Borrell Welcomes U.S. President 'Who Doesn't Consider Us a Foe' Josep Borrell said in a blog that it was diplomatic practice to avoid expressions of political preference, but … He ran for office as the number 5 in the PSOE list for the 1979 municipal election in Majadahonda, becoming city councillor. ‘’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. 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. However, the question still remains why a formerly Turkish-funded professor who acts against the interests of European Union members to serve an authoritarian regime remains in an advisory position. Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, made the assessment in two opinion pieces in French and Spanish publications on the weekend, as . 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. Not only does she defend Turkish interests, but as a committee member of Eni, she naturally serves their interests which directly clash with the security of European Union member states Greece and Cyprus. In fact, her defense of Turkey goes so deep that she uses her influence to denounce France to the German Council on Foreign Relations by saying “Look at Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, East Mediterranean and Libya – in what way has France helped a European consensus rather than exacerbated a European divide?”, “Look at #Russia, #Armenia & #Azerbaijan, #EastMed, #Libya – in what way has #France helped a European consensus rather than exacerbated a European divide?,” @NathalieTocci @IAIonline highlights the skepticism about the intent of #Macron’s vision laid out in @Grand_Continent. 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 … 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. 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. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. 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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. But the question is, why would there be a European divided over French actions to defend European Union members Greece and Cyprus from Turkish aggression? The question remains, with such obvious and clear examples of having a conflict of interest in the positions they occupy, why does Borrell remain the High Representative of the European Union and why does Tocci continue to advise him? EU High Representative Josep Borrell labelled the sparsely populated Jerusalem neighborhood an ‘illegal’ settlement, and said he was ‘worried’ by … Turkey's rhetoric on Cyprus is aggravating tensions with the European Union and Ankara must understand that its behaviour is "widening its separation" from the 27-nation bloc, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday. But Josep Borrell the EU's Foreign Affairs chief, was quick to point out that 'We must wait for a result'. “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.”. Marialena Tsirli sworn in as Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights (VIDEO), Hand grenade found in garbage truck in Volos, Greek-American Jen Psaki named White House Press Secretary, Notis Sfakianakis trial for possession of weapon and drugs to begin on December 2, MP Syrigos: Expect weak EU sanctions against Turkey, cooperation with UAE is a great success. Portfolio. The chief Palestinian negotiator died of complications related to COVID-19. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell believes that the presidents of Belarus and Venezuela Alexander Lukashenko and Nicolas Maduro found themselves in a similar situation. 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 … This is a good step but ultimately a dead end. France is not dividing Europe, but rather the very few European states, including Borrell’s native Spain and Tocci’s native Italy, vetoing sanctions against Turkey are creating a European divide. 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.. Josep Borrell is EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and a vice president of the European Commission. Nathalie Tocci is in the spotlight again, but does Josep Borrell also have a conflict of interest with the EU? On Monday, the Vice-President of the Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (VP/HR), Josep Borrell highlighted that the EU … Member of European Parliament Diana Riba said “Over the recent years, Borrell has been involved in serious scandals such as insider trading, and conflicts of interest that makes him incompatible with the responsibilities he has been proposed for.”. Nathalie Tocci, a special adviser to the High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell, is once again in the spotlight because of her clear conflict of interest by being an Eni board member. This is a good step but ultimately a dead end. In fact, as recently as only yesterday, Spanish financial institution BBVA said it was comfortable with its 49.9% stake in its Turkish unit Garanti. Since the signing of this illegal maritime memorandum that goes against the United Nations Law of the Sea, Turkey has directly intervened in the Libyan Civil War by deploying Turkish special forces, Syrian mercenary jihadists and violating the United Nations arms embargo on the North African country. 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. 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. AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Thursday met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell on the margins of the EU-Southern Neighbourhood ministerial meeting in Barcelona. 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. In fact, the appeasement has been so much so that it has emboldened Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to not only continue violating Greek airspace with warplanes and the Greek and Cypriot maritime space with warships, but to also partially open the occupied town of Varoshia in northern Cyprus in violation of two UN resolutions. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool Maduro and Lukashenko are in exactly the same situation. She also retweeted an account by a radical Muslim who supports Turkey’s claims against Greece in the East Mediterranean. FILE PHOTO: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attends a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 7, 2020. Having undergone a lung transplant in 2017,Read More Zagreb, 21 November 2020 (Hina/MIA) – European Commission Vice-President and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said in Sarajevo on Saturday that the door to the EU was open to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) but only if the country implemented the necessary reforms. Josep Borrell: can EU’s new diplomat- in-chief strengthen bloc’s global standing? 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). Nathalie Tocci, a special adviser to the High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell, is once again in the spotlight because of her clear conflict of interest by being an Eni board member. “The appointment of Nathalie Tocci, a member of Eni’s board as an advisor to EU foreign affairs, is yet another example of vested oil-interests infiltrating the democratic process,” Douo said. EU's Borrell Welcomes U.S. President 'Who Doesn't Consider Us a Foe' Josep Borrell said in a blog that it was diplomatic practice to avoid expressions of political preference, but … EU Observer found that Tocci sits on two Eni committees and chairs one. Eni, in which the Italian government has a 30.33% share in and thus wields great influence in the so-called private company, is the leading foreign energy operator in Libya. As revealed in an article by Greek City Times on September 4, Tocci had a scholarship funded by the Foreign Policy Institute in Ankara to research EU-Turkey relations, Cyprus, the South Caucasus and the Middle East. "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. Spanish banks are also the most exposed to Turkish debt, over $80 billion worth. “Eni spent up to €1,499,999 lobbying the EU last year alone” and “Borrell’s cabinet appears to have to failed to notify the European Commission’s administration department of Tocci’s new position on Eni’s board” when she was first assigned to the position. 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.
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