Federica Mogherini


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We remain committed to a negotiated two state solution that remains for us the only viable way to end the conflict and all claims. Our EU policy on this has not changed, our position on Jerusalem as future capital of both states has not changed and we support Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem.feedback
Mar 27 2017 Palestine
Federica Mogherini has been quoted 98 times in 80 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Federica Mogherini’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Federica Mogherini speaks about are EU and European Union, for example. Most recently, Federica Mogherini was quoted in the article Palestinian Authority president meets senior EU figures in Brussels saying, “We remain committed to a negotiated two state solution that remains for us the only viable way to end the conflict and all claims. Our EU policy on this has not changed, our position on Jerusalem as future capital of both states has not changed and we support Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem.”.
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We will agree on a very relevant packages of measures that will help us manage the flows better save lives in partnership with the UN agencies, the UNHCR and the IOM, in Libya, in the countries of origin, having a strong external European initiative to decrease and avoid loss of lives.feedback

We welcome this clarification, but let me be absolutely clear this does not change our overall assessment about the executive order.feedback

The EU strongly believes in a system that is based on international rules and norms, we full respect all individuals, regardless of their religion, of their ethnic background or their country, or nationality, or gender.feedback

I will not comment on things ... that are for the moment reports of the beginnings of a process of reflection. We will consider plans when they come.feedback

I hope that in the coming hours and days we can make sure that everybody comments a bit less on each others and we engage more and concretely on solving the problems that are still on the table.feedback

I underlined that progress in the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia is essential: for Kosovo and Serbia, for the European Union itself, and the Western Balkans region as a whole.feedback

We hope that there can be reflection on consequences of any move that is taken.feedback

It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions.feedback

Our thoughts are with victims and their loved ones. We continue to work to prevent these tragedies.feedback

The priority now, in these hours, is to protect civilians, guarantee them safe and monitored transit to a place of safety. This is particularly the responsibility of the Syrian government and its allies.feedback

Those who perpetrate war crimes will be held accountable.feedback

Cuba is changing deeply and the EU is going through this process along with the Cuban government and the Cuban people as friends. That is a common opportunity to boost sustainable development, social justice in order to enhance democracy and the respect of human rights.feedback

This is a historic day, we've turned a page. Today we're starting to write together a new chapter.feedback

On the contrary, there is a joint work we are doing. Member states are, all 28, fully on board of this.feedback

Some in Europe are surprised not when that country is absent nowadays but when it is present around the table of 28, so… I guess it's only normal for the country that has decided to leave the EU not to be so interested in our discussions of the future of our relations with the US.feedback

EU-US ties are deeper than any change in politics. We'll continue to work together, rediscovering the strength of Europe.feedback

It can be a start. There are discussions ongoing, if the eight hours are enough for the convoys to deliver the aid in east Aleppo or not.feedback

Today we will focus on all tracks, but again, on sanctions on Russia – that was not proposed by any member state at this moment.feedback

We are making it very clear to our Turkish friends – we are fully behind the institutions, the democratic institutions, the legitimate institutions. But there is no excuse, there is no way in which the reaction can undermine fundamental freedoms and rights.feedback

What we're seeing especially in the fields of universities, media, the judiciary, is unacceptable.feedback

No country can become a EU member state if it introduces the dead penalty, that is very clear in our 'aquis' as we call it. […] this is no excuse to take the country away from fundamental rights and rule of law and we will be extremely vigilant on that.feedback

We are the ones saying today rule of law has to be protected in the country. There is no excuse for any steps that takes the country away from that. The democratic and legitimate institutions needed to be protected. Today, we will say together with the ministers that this obviously doesn't mean that the rule of law and the system of checks and balances does not count.feedback

We have a duty to contain and face the threats, but we also have the duty – I would say a moral obligation – to unlock the world's immense potential for growth and for sustainable development. Also because this is the most powerful way to prevent future crises, the next conflicts.feedback

So the main objective of today's conference is that we commit to support Afghanistan at or near the current levels until 2020. Change does not happen overnight, but change does happen over time. And we all have a responsibility to support this change in Afghanistan, in the region and in the International arena.feedback

We need to preserve Europe and we need to reform it. It is time to change our union to save our union.feedback

We will obviously discuss this first of all with the Turkish authorities and define together how to move forward.feedback

We are doing all we can to reassure our financial and banking system on the fact that all the information on the new situation is provided. And obviously we are in a situation in Europe where we cannot, for sure, force anyone to do anything.feedback

She did not see the missile tests as a breach of the accord between Iran and world powers. This doesn't mean that we are not concerned. On the contrary, we see this as a worrying step ... and we are encouraging (Iran) to abstain from further steps.feedback

This doesn't mean that we are not concerned. On the contrary, we see this as a worrying step … and we are encouraging (Iran) to abstain from further steps.feedback

It is in the European interest and in the Iranian interest to make sure that banks engage and feel confident to come to Iran and facilitate and support this new economic engagement.feedback

Any step that could pass different messages in the region, that could escalate tensions is not welcome from our side.feedback

We are still waiting for more precise news on the dynamics of the attacks in Brussels, but it is quite clear that the roots of the pain we are suffering around our region are very much the same, and that we are united, in not only [the] suffering of our victims, but also reacting to this act and preventing radicalisation and violence together.feedback

It's also a very sad day for Europe, as Europe and its capital are suffering the same pain that this region has known and knows every single day, be it in Syria, be it elsewhere.feedback

I will stop here, you will understand this, today is a difficult day.feedback

We still refer to the Middle East peace process but the reality of fact is that in this moment there is no peace process at all so the role of the international community, the duty of the international community, and of the European Union first and foremost is to recreate conditions for a peace process to happen and to restart.feedback

We are not recognizing a situation that turns from black to pink overnight. We have agreed on the fact that we have seen over the last couple of years some steps that are encouraging and that we want to try to support and encourage further.feedback

Only a few days ago, all of us including Turkey, sitting around the table, decided steps to de-escalate and have a cessation of hostilities. more fighting "is obviously not what we expect.feedback

I think it's good news first and foremost for the people of your country, who can see today that ... if all the levels of government of the country move together towards a common goal, it can be achieved. At a time when the Union is questioned from within.feedback

Now the real test will be on the implementation of what we have agreed tonight. But I think it is positive that we have achieved this common result, all united and all committed.feedback

It is unquestionable the fact that the people coming from inside Syria are Syrians in need of international protection. And, on top of that, the support that the EU is providing, to Turkey, among others, is aimed exactly at guaranteeing that Turkey has the means, the instruments and the resources to protect and to host people that are seeking asylum.feedback

I am very much confident that the amount that was decided will be there in very reasonable timing.feedback

This achievement clearly demonstrates that with political will, perseverance, and through multilateral diplomacy. We can solve the most difficult issues and find practical solutions that are effectively implemented.feedback

Today almost exactly six months after the finalisation of this historic deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency has verified that Iran has implemented its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), is in the offing. As Iran has fulfilled its commitments today multilateral and national economic and financial sanctions related to Iran's nuclear programme are lifted.feedback

This achievement clearly demonstrates that with political will, perseverance, and through multilateral diplomacy, we can solve the most difficult issues and find practical solutions that are effectively implemented.feedback

Let me underline–the profile of the terrorists so far identified tells us this is an internal threat. It is all EU citizens so far.feedback

I believe it's already a relevant compromise, a relevant commitment for all the sides to be here tonight and tomorrow, to come together, to accept to sit together. This is already a very relevant starting point, that only one week ago was very difficult to anticipate.feedback

I had from him the clear commitment reaffirming that he wants to guarantee the status quo in the holy sites.feedback

We discussed concrete ways to de-escalate the situation on the ground and to guarantee the status quo in the holy sites.feedback

If we want the political situation to move inside Syria, and the political process to start immediately, we need to involve the actors that have an influence, a direct influence on the regime. And that is why both Russia and Iran are crucial.feedback

We, as the European Union, can engage directly with Russia to see if a political transition can start, if a political process can start, guaranteeing that everybody sits around the table for defining the political process.feedback

I think the message tonight we register from Western Balkan countries, either EU or non EU members, is the will to have much better cooperation. And obviously this is something which the EU is not only encouraging very much but also welcoming very much.feedback

These people come to Europe, and come to Europe for protection. They need Europe to protect them and we need to live up to our standards of human rights and respect of international obligations to protect them. We need a European approach, the problem is that everybody understands Europe in a different way.feedback

The fundamental objective is not the destruction of the smuggler's boats, but destroying the smuggler's business model.feedback

The EU continues to call on the Russian Federation to act according to its international obligations, release Mr Kohver immediately and guarantee his safe return to Estonia.feedback

My personal commitment is exactly this one: to pass a message to all of this region: to the Gulf, to the Middle East, but also to the international community at large, and to the European Union, that this agreement is an agreement that is going to improve the security, first of all of this region, being a non-proliferation agreement, and being an agreement that is a solid one, a good one.feedback

It is very important for me, personally, first to pass the message that the agreement is strong and solid. It's first of all a nuclear non-proliferation agreement that will guarantee that Iran will not have a nuclear weapon for the next 10 to 15 years, and with solid mechanisms of a snap back of sanctions.feedback

My message today is that if a deal can be closed it's now. It's not time, the issue is political decisions that need to be taken now.feedback

Let me be very clear: the targets are not the migrants, the targets are those who are making money on their lives and too often on their deaths. It is part of our effort to save lives.feedback

My trips in New York were showing, I have seen at least, no major political resistance or opposition to a resolution. Obviously once we adopt the decision to establish the operation today.feedback

The structural long-term objectives (are) obviously solving the root causes of this immense flow of people that is not going to stop tomorrow, and the immediate urgencies: savings lives, taking care of the lives we save…sharing responsibility to protect the people we save, and fighting the traffickers and smugglers organisations.feedback

We need to intensify (our dialogue), this doesn't mean we are unsatisfied with the past, just an issue of using the political momentum of our meetings, of my visit here and of the good meetings we had today to make sure that we translate this into an agreement.feedback

We can reinforce our cooperation in terms of security and counter terrorism, of course. We can also improve our cooperation on the economic and social level that will reinforce the internal reform that Tunisia is undertaking to strengthen its democratic transition.feedback

Opposition parties struggle to exist and to have access to mainstream media.feedback

Let me say that the developments this night in Debaltseve, in Ukraine, were clearly a violation of the ceasefire, of the agreements that were signed (...) And it is important that first of all, separatists and Russia implement this, starting from the cease fire and the withdrawal of weapons.feedback

There is one thing on which we all agree, that the only solution to this crisis would be a diplomatic one, and so I think that the efforts in this direction need to be even more strengthened. And I think that the talks next week in Minsk could be an excellent chance to start finally – finally – the implementation of the Minsk agreement.feedback

What we have decided today (are) three different things: extension in the time of the existing sanctions, when it comes to the list. Preparation for decisions of news names to add to the list, which is additional. And third, to start the preparation of any further measures.feedback

It is not an issue between Europe, or the West, and Islam. Terrorism and terrorist attacks are targeting mostly Muslims in the world. So we need an alliance, we need a dialogue to face the issue together and we also need to take full responsibility for what we do and what we say and I think that respect is also one of the main core values of the European Union.feedback

Daesh is threat number one and has to be faced together, putting aside the fights and divisions, firstly inside this country and realise there is a major fight to face.feedback

The decision that was taken, announced by Russia yesterday, tells us that it is urgent not only and not so much to diversify the routes, but also the sources of energy for the European Union.feedback

If we do not build on the (truce) agreement that was reached in Cairo… and if we do not have the step two and step three of the agreement which means the reconstruction, the lifting of the blockade and the and at the end the Palestinian state, we will always go back and back to violence.feedback

We all know that the military way is not the solution to the crisis, for the benefit of the Ukrainians first. And so, as we think and we work on the level of sanctions, we also have to keep the diplomatic way open – and that's our job, to do both.feedback

Europe knows this drama needs to be dealt with, now we are searching for the tools to manage it. I hope that the answers will arrive as early as the June European Council; Italy will put this issue at the heart of its EU Presidency. This problem concerns not only foreign ministers but also other ministries.feedback

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